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Amsterdam Pedestrian Bridge Proposal / Francesco Piffari

Francesco Piffari… shared with us the design proposal for the Amsterdam Pedestrian Bridge. To design a new iconic bridge, it is essential to reflect on the concept of bridge; what a bridge is in the collective imagination. Considering the bridge

Beach House I-5 / Vértice Arquitectos

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Architects: Vértice Arquitectos
Location: Las Lomas del Mar Beach, , Perú
Size: 250 sqm
Client: Private
Photographs: Courtesy of Vértice Arquitectos

   

exterior St. Louis Union Station

“American City: St. Louis Architecture: Three Centuries of Classic Design” Exhibition

From March 20 – May 11, the “American City: St. Louis Architecture: Three Centuries of Classic Design” exhibition will be up at the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) in downtown Chicago. The show consists of 83 large prints of…

Villa W / CMA

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Architect: CMA
Location: , Germany
Client: Private
Usable Area: 445 sqm
Gross Floor Area: 890 sqm
Gross Volume: 2,250 cbm
Photographs: Courtesy of CMA

Museum Nasional Indonesia / Aboday

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The first prize winning proposal for the Museum Nasional by Aboday aims to bring back this massive institution to its original role as a public facility. Their design addresses the question of urban context by inserting a new corridor between the existing museum building (A) and building (B) that will maintain an openness to the pedestrian and city park on the Eastern part of the complex. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Travertine Dream House / Wallflower Architecture + Design

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Architect: Wallflower Architecture + Design
Location: , Singapore
Design Team: Robin Tan, Cecil Chee & Sean Zheng
Completion Date: 2011
Photographs: Jeremy San

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

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Another week goes by, and we still haven’t finished our coverage of the latest Pritzer Prize: Wang Shu. We had some fantastic photos of Shu’s projects taken by Clement Guillaume. Don’t wait to check the Moscow School of Management and the School of Arts in Taiwan. Believe me, you will want to study there! Last, don’t miss the MPA Building in Porto and Piuarch’s latest: Bentini Headquarters. Enjoy!

Shanghai Terminal / Frank Repas Architecture

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Architect: Frank Repas Architecture
Location: ,
Structural Engineering: Weidlinger Associates, Inc. (New York)
Environmental Engineering: ARUP – Hong Kong
Glass Facades: RFR Paris, Stuttgart and Shanghai
Photographs: Antoine Duhamel

See ArchDaily's exclusive coverage of the 2012 Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale 2012: ‘Migrating Landscapes’ Winners Announced and will Represent Canada

‘Migrating Landscapes’

Winners of the National Exhibition of Migrating Landscapes have been announced! This nation-wide, open ideas competition is the main process for creating ’s official entry to the 2012 Venice Biennale in Architecture, entitled Migrating Landscapes. Themed around migration and cultural identity, entrants comprised of young Canadian architects and designers, ages 45 and under, where invited to reflect on their migration experiences and cultural memories, and design dwellings onto a new landscape that would be showcased through a series of seven regional exhibitions across the country. Together with the Winnipeg-based Migrating Landscapes Organizer (MLO), the jury has selected 18 winners out of 26 finalists to represent ‘Team Canada”. Continue after the break to review the winning competitors.

United States Federal Courthouse / H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture

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Architect: H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture
Location: , USA
Completion: August 2011
Size: 413,000 square feet
Cost: $121,000,000
Client: General Services Administration
Photographer: Chris Cooper

   

Sport Center ETH Honggerberg / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten

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Architects: Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten
Location: , Switzerland
Completion: 2010
Area: 10,374 sqm
Photographs: Bruno Klomfar

   

Troia Peninsula Housing / Quadrante Arquitectura

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Architecture: Quadrante Arquitectura – João Rainha Castro
Location: , Portugal
Promoter / Client: Metrodauq, Investimentos Imobiliários, SA
Construction Year: 2008–2010
Photographers: FG + SG  – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Win Jørn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House from LEGO® Architecture

® Architecture Series: Opera House

We announced last month that the LEGO® Architecture series will now include Jørn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House, the 12th building in this popular series. Thanks to LEGO® Architecture, four of our readers will win a LEGO® Architecture Sydney Opera House.

We want to know what building should be the next in the LEGO® Architecture series and why. All you have to do is become a registered user at ArchDaily and leave us your answer in the comments below by Sunday, March 25th! (More images of LEGO® Architecture’s Sydney Opera House, designed by architectural artist Adam Reed Tucker, can be found here.)

Official rules:

Four winners will be chosen at random from entries received between Monday, March 19th and Sunday, March 25th 11:59 EST. You must leave a comment as a registered user at ArchDaily. Open to anyone in the world. One entry per person. ArchDaily will enforce verification and remove duplicated ones before choosing the winner.

Good luck!

Update: And the winners are…

Matthew Doll
Kerilyn Tacconi
Alex Lowe
Jesse Nguyen

School Of Nursing For St Angelas College / MOB

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Architects: MOB (MoloneyO’Beirne Architects)
Location: ,
Area: 2,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of MOB

Fabergé Big Egg Hunt Features Designs by Leading Architects

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‘The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt’, launched on the 21st of February, has provided London, England with 209 giant and stunningly crafted Easter eggs, designed by artists, architects, jewelers and designers.  The four presented here were designed by architects Zaha Hadid, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, Fourfoursixsix and interior design firm Candy & Candy.  The designs are unique, structural and conceptual.  Thirty-one among the 200 will be chosen for a live auction on March 20th.  The rest can be bid on on-line. The proceeds from the auction will go towards the £2million target for Action for Children, a charity for vulnerable and neglected children, young people and families, and Elephant Family, a charity for the endangered Asian elephant.  This Easter egg hunt invites the whole public to participate in finding these eggs throughout the city; the scale of this event is set to break Guinness World Records for the most participants in an Easter egg hunt.

Read on to see the designs after the break.

Spröjs Series / Visiondivision

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Just in time for the warm weather, Visiondivison has shared a great collection of summer houses with us.  Entitled the Spröjs Series, the residences stem from an organizing modular system present in their built project Spröjs House (previously featured on AD).  And, in this collection, in typical Visiondivision fashion, the firm has exploited the potential of the module and crafted residences ranging from a simple shed and cabin to a crazy castle.

Check out the range of residences after the break.

Psicomagia / Estudio Martin Gomez Arquitectos

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Architects: Estudio Martin Gomez Arquitectos
Location: Punta Piedras, Punta Del Este,
Associate Architects: Federico Rodriguez, Domingo Miranda, Florencia Rodriguez, Florencia Rippa
Area: 302 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Ezequiel Escalante

  

Unlock the Power of Collaboration with Open BIM

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GRAPHISOFT® recently announced it has joined forces with buildingSMART® International, Tekla® and several leading software vendors to launch a global program in order to promote collaboration workflows throughout the AEC industry.

From their release: Open BIM is a universal approach to the collaborative design, realization and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows. Open BIM is an initiative of buildingSMART and several leading software vendors using the open buildingSMART Data Model.

More info after the break.