Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina Proposal / Đordje Alfirević & Ana Čarapić

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Architects Đordje Alfirević and shared with us their proposal for the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina. As a response to the site conditions, their design is positioned in the center of a park with a uniformed impact on the surroundings from every direction. The circular form establishes a gentle dialog with the environment by means of creating an illusion of neutral form that continuously pulls back, yet on the other hand its compact and abstract volume makes a distinctive and strong landmark. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Into The Landscape / Rintala Eggertsson Architects

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Architect: Rintala Eggertsson ArchitectsVibeke Jenssen, Dagur Eggertsson, Sami Rintala and Kaori Watanabe
Location: Bjørgeøyan, , Norway
Client: Municipality of Seljord
Project Management: Harriet Slaaen
Curator: Springer kulturstudio, Gunn-Marit Christenson
Landscape Architect: Feste Grenland, Tone Telnes, Jan Feste and Jarle Svendsen
Engineering: Sweco Norge, Nils Petter Due and Geir Sageien
Building Management: Olav Kåsa
Contractor Building: Skorve Per Ivar Magnushommen and Sjur Reutz
Contractor Electricity: Dyrud Elektro Vidar Valhovd og Kevin Rue
Photographs: Dag Jenssen

Rem Koolhaas & Hans Ulrich Obrist’s ‘Project Japan: Metabolism Talks’ Lecture

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Architect Rem Koolhaas – author of Delirious – and curator – known for his exhibitions and his “endless conversation” with hundreds of artists and thinkers, racking up 2,000 hours of interviews since 1990 – will discuss their new book Project Japan, part oral history and part documentation of Japan’s radical mode of nation building. The event will take place March 8th at 7:00pm at the NYPL (New York Public Library) in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. More information on the event after the break.

Crafton Hills College / Steinberg Architects

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Architects: Steinberg Architects
Location: , California,
Design Team: David Hart, AIA – Principal in Charge, Gilbert Rocca – Project Manager, Michael Miller– Designer, Pietro Silva- Interior Design, Doug Hoffet – Project Architect, Sonnet Hui, Tyler Martine, Clem Roger, Clem Roger, Jennifer Davis, Juan Santana
Photographs: Tim Griffith

Krankenhaus Nord Wein Hospital / Arup

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Arup recently won a major contract to design one of Europe’s largest hospitals in Vienna, . The Krankenhaus Nord Wein hospital win marks another milestone in the international recognition of the firm’s expertise in the field of healthcare. Construction work has just started on the 800-bed facility, which will cost over €500m to build and a similar amount again to fit out to the world-class standard specified. ’s healthcare design team in Ireland worked in close collaboration with an Austrian partner to win the design contract for the facility, which will be sited on the east side of the River Danube. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Community Centre / Aulík Fišer Architects

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Architects: Aulík Fišer Architects
Location: ZaBrumlovkou, Prague,
Realization Company: PSJ a.s.
Total Floor Area: 1,210 sqm
Total Volume: 9,400 m3
Project: 2006-2007
Realization: 2007-2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Aulík Fišer Architects

Roslyn Street Bar-Restaurante / Durbach Block Jaggers

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Architects: Durbach Block Jaggers
Location: Potts Point, Sydney,
Project Team: Neil Durbach, Camilla Block, David Jaggers, Stefan Heim, Lisa Le Van, Deborah Hodge, Brigitte Thearle
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 197 sqm
Photographs: Anthony Browell, Peter Bennetts, Neil Durbach

Exemplar of Sustainable Architecture: 1315 Peachtree / Perkins+Will

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Understanding that environmental responsibility is an integral part of design excellence, Perkins + Will’s new Atlantic office, known as 1315 Peachtree, serves as an example on how current technologies can be used to achieve LEED Platinum Certification, meet the 2030 Challenge and help reduce toxic materials from our building products.

1315 Peachtree is an adaptive reuse of a 1985 office structure transformed into a high performance civic-focused building. Located in the heart of Midtown across from the High Museum of Art, the new building continues to house the Peachtree Branch of the -Fulton County Public Library and introduces a new street-level tenant space occupied by the Museum of Design (MODA). The Perkins+Will office occupies the top four floors with office space for up to 240 employees. Continue reading for more information on the highest LEED score building in the Northern Hemisphere.

Rivera Hotel and Casino Complex / Gualano & Gualano Arquitectos

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Architects: Gualano & Gualano Arquitectos – Marcelo Gualano / Martín Gualano
Location: Rivera,
Collaborators: Aida Aguirre, Carolina Algorta, Ignacio De Souza, JoaquínMascheroni, Elena Pi, Carina Strata,Andrés Varela
Built Area: 13,000 sqm
Project Year: 2008 – 2011
Photographs: Marcos Mendizabal, José Pampín

Apartment Rehabilitation in Lisbon / Bruno Pica & Carla Pica

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Location: , Portugal
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: David Pereira

Modernisation of Sebastião da Gama School / RCJV

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Architects: RCJV – Ricardo Carvalho & Joana Vilhena Arquitectos
Location: ,
Team: Joana Vilhena, Ricardo Carvalho, José Maria Rhodes Sérgio, José Roque, Francisco Costa and SebastiãoTaquenho
Year: 2008 – 2010
Photographs: João Morgado

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Help choose which architectural masterpiece will become the next ® Architecture model. The numbers are close! Top nominees include the classic Rietveld Schröder House (Utrecht) by Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld, The MAXXI (Rome) by Zaha Hadid, The Ennis House (Los Angeles) by Frank Lloyd Wright and Nakagin Capsule Tower (Tokyo) by Kisho Kurokawa. Cast your votes HERE and tell us which building is your favorite!

Women in Architecture: We Need Them

No other profession can make the proverbial male measuring contest more visual and dramatic than architecture. Whether it is about being the tallest, most lavish, most modernist, most minimalist, most post-modernist, or most deconstructed, too many, but not all, of history’s celebrated architects come across like a bunch of juvenile boys standing on a stream bank trying to project their urine further than the next. Even with noble ambitions, their narcissistic “fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love,” have often put them out of touch with the plight of their fellow human beings.[1] I will offer a simple and very unoriginal solution to this problem; hire more female architects.

Night Club Hotel in Hong Kong: Extremely Negative / YS Groundwork

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We have already introduced you to the Night Club Hotel: Bubble X (2nd place) and Elevated Night Club (3rd place) winning entries for the Night Club Hotel in by vGH Company and Urbanplunger respectfully. We now unveil the first place proposal, submitted by Hong Kong based architecture firm YS Groundwork. Extremely Negative is concerned with distancing itself from the typical design solutions that produce mega-structures and commercial towers. Instead, the team decided to invert the structure creating a void below grade that can be occupied at multiple levels with programs such as an open air disco, a hostel and a monastery.

More images from this proposal after the break!

Office Building in Los Militares Street / Mobil Arquitectos + ​Cruz & Browne Arquitectos

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Architects: Mobil Arquitectos + Cruz & Browne Arquitectos
Location: Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
Client: Inmobiliaria Brotec
Constructor: Brotec Icafal
Area: 12,100 sqm
Year: 2010 – 2011
Photographs: Nicolás Saieh

Frieze Art Fair New York 2012

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A carefully selected presentation of over 170 of the world’s leading contemporary art galleries, Frieze Art Fair New York 2012 will take place May 4-7. Employing a distinct snake-shaped structure, Frieze will be designed by -based SO – IL architects. Sponsored by Deutsche Bank, the will benefit from the same architectural approach that has made Frieze Art Fair, London one of the world’s leading art fairs. More information on the after the break.

North Bay Residence / Touzet Studio

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Architects: Touzet Studio – Carlos Prio-Touzet, Jacqueline Gonzalez
Location: Miami Beach, .
Date of Completion: December 2008
Building Area: 12,309 sqm
Photographers: Connie Taudt-Ehrling & Alexia Fodere of Omega Eye 

Flashback: Edel AG / Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners

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Architects: Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners
Location: ,
Client: Edel Music AG
Project Year: 2002
Project Area: 6,000 sqm
Photographs: Klaus Frahm