Courtesy of Glocalstudio (Kunckel Associates + Stefan Gzyl)
Courtesy of Glocalstudio (Kunckel Associates + Stefan Gzyl)

La Carlota Park Competition Proposal / Glocalstudio (Kunckel Associates + Stefan Gzyl)

The architecture firms of Kunckel Associates and Stefan Gzyl joined forces under the Glocalstudio… platform to develop their entry to the recently completed ideas competition for La Carlota park in Caracas, Venezuela. They propose that the new park is an

Sayama Flat / Schemata Architects


© Takumi Ota

Architects: Schemata Architects
Location: Sayama-shi. Saitama Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Jo Nagasaka
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 2,227.24 sqm
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Queen’s Park House / Fox Johnston

© Simon Wood

Architects: Fox Johnston
Location: Sydney,
Architect In Charge:
Design Team: Conrad Johnston, Emili Fox, Felix Junker, Rana Abboud
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Simon Wood

In Progress: Truman Plaza / Wiel Arets Architects

© Jan Bitter

Located in Zehlendorf, the Truman Plaza parallels the adjacent Clayallee and is part of a larger master plan that balances its historical urban context with its integration of a delicate onsite forest. Designed by Wiel Arets Architects, the project, which is currently in progress, includes offices, retail, health and sports facilities, which together form an urban setting situated around a central plaza within this leafy borough on the edge of Berlin. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Ceip Martinet / Mestura Arquitectes

© Pedro Pegenaute

Architects: Mestura Arquitectes
Location: Cornellà de Llobregat, , Spain
Design Team: Humbert Costas, Manuel Gómez, Jaime Blanco, Carlos Durán, Josep M. Estapè
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 3,448.71 sqm
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

Video: New Flea Market in Barcelona / Prompt

Video: New Flea Market in Barcelona / Prompt

Designed by Prompt… for the IMMB Institut Municipal de Mercats de Barcelona, the new flea market will play a key role in the economy and urban identity of the city. Their video above highlights the construction process taking part in

Library and Media Centre / Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten

© Christian Richters

Architects: Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten
Location: Leipzig,
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 8,000 sqm
Photographs: Christian Richters

BTV branch in Innsbruck / Rainer Köberl

© Lukas Schaller

Architects: Rainer Köberl
Location: , Austria
Architect In Charge:
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Lukas Schaller

Courtesy of Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects
Courtesy of Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects

Green City Housing Complex / Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects

Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects…, in collaboration with Viennese office BKK-3, shared with us their third place winning proposal for the ‘Green City’ housing complex which will include 700 apartments in Graz, Austria. The whole concept of their project

Kurimanzutto Gallery / Alberto Kalach

© Pedro Rosenbleuth

Architects: Alberto Kalach
Location: ,
Architect: Alberto Kalach
Project Team: Héctor Módica
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 1,300 sqm
Photographs: Pedro Rosenbleuth

Mandai Courtyard House / Atelier M+A

© Robert Such

Architects: Atelier M+A
Location: , Singapore
Project Team: Masaki Harimoto, Ng Ai Hwa, Wang Mei Yee
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 572 sqm
Photographs: Robert Such

Liberty Plaza © Jonathan Massey and Brett Snyder
Liberty Plaza © Jonathan Massey and Brett Snyder

Two Architects investigate the Evolution of #OWS

Our friends at Design Observer’s Places Journal have shared with us two fascinating articles, written by architects Jonathan Massey and Brett Snyder…, that explore the physical and virtual evolution of Occupy Wall Street (#OWS) as it transformed from the

Rose Bay Apartments / Hill Thalis Architecture

© Brett Boardman

Architects: Hill Thalis Architecture
Location: Rose Bay, Sydney,
Photographs: Brett Boardman

Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography / John Comazzi

No one captured the midcentury modernism of the Mad Men era better than . As one of the period’s most prolific and celebrated architecture photographers, Korab captured images as graceful and elegant as his subjects. His iconic photographs for master architects immortalized their finest works, while leaving his own indelible impact on twentieth century visual culture. In this riveting illustrated biography, the first dedicated solely to his life and career, author John Comazzi traces Korab’s circuitous path to a career in photography. He paints a vivid picture of a young man forced to flee his native Hungary, who goes on to study architecture at the famed École des Beaux-Arts in Paris before emigrating to the United States and launching his career as Eero Saarinen’s on-staff photographer.

Neil M. Denari Architects Wins New Keelung Harbor Service Building

Courtesy of New Harbor Service Building Competition Website

Neil M. Denari Architects has been announced as winner of a two-stage, international competition for the new Keelung Harbor Service Building in Taiwan’s major port city, Keelung. The Los Angeles based practice’s complex, metal-clad terminal was selected over four other competitive schemes provided by the remaining shortlisted teams.

The competition called for a modern passenger and cargo terminal, transfer station, a maritime art plaza, a joint office building and parking structure that would serve as a new “Gateway to the Nation” within the context of the densely built harbor town. The construction of this multi-billion dollar renewal project is expected to accelerate the development of the surrounding areas and promote local prosperity of the region, while improving the quality of services for passengers and cargo.

The jury included Aaron Betsky and Michael Speaks, along with Taiwanese architects and professionals Tsai Yuan-Liang, Jin Guan-Yu, Su Yu-Jer, Wan Ming-Hen, and Wei Si-Jen.

We will provide more details of the design as they become available. In the meantime, check out some snapshots of the winning proposal after the break.

Pavilion 2012 / pitsou kedem architects

© Amit Geron

Architects: pitsou kedem architects
Location: ,
Design Team: Pitsou Kedem, Irene Goldberg, Raz Melamed
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 300 sqm
Photographs: Amit Geron

HelloWood 2012: Social Architecture in Hungary

2012: Landscape Architecture Workshop © Márk Péter Vargha

HelloWood - a creative, professional and social program with a message that mobilizes more and more young people – was organized for the 3rd year by MOMElinedesignworks, together with its new partner Reflekt social architecture studio.  The week-long creative camp included 200 Hungarian and international students who worked together to realize social and cultural spaces for eight north-eastern Hungarian communities.  The social mission of the project was showcased at Sziget, Europe’s Best Major Festival.  Cameron Sinclair, the co-founder of Architecture for Humanity, commended HelloWood’s inspirational initiative for aspiring to social change with thoughtful design for marginalized communities.

Join us after the break for details on some of the projects.

Archway Studios / Undercurrent Architects

© Candice Lake

Architects: Undercurrent Architects
Location: Southwark, , UK
Architect In Charge: Didier Ryan
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Candice Lake