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Day Care Center for Adults with Developmental Intellectual Disabilities Competition

The ZEZEZE Architecture Gallery recently launched their open design competition for the design of a day care center for adults with developmental intellectual disabilities, to be established in the city of Beer Sheba. Held on behalf of the Beer Sheba municipality and the Shalem Fund, while managed by ZEZEZE Architecture Gallery, the winner of the two-stage competition will have the unique experience of entering into agreement with the city of Beer Sheba for the design of the center. The deadline for submissions is February 3rd, with the second stage following shorty after. To register and for more information, please visit here.

Call for Submissions: MONU Magazine’s #18 Issue – ‘Communal Urbanism’

MONU magazine on urbanism is continuously looking for interesting contributions. The current open call for submissions for MONU #18 is on the topic of “ Communal Urbansim” with submissions due December 31. This new issue aims to focus on contemporary communal living in cities in general and on contemporary communal housing projects in particular. Nevertheless, we are interested in the history of communal housing and communal living in general as well, whether in the Western world or anywhere else. Today, communes or communal housing projects probably appear to be by far less naïve than in the past, more pragmatic and economic, better organized, and built up around serious and professional financial strategies.More information after the break.

“La Asunción” School Extension / ASVAL

  • Architects Office: ASVAL
  • Location: Gijón, Spain
  • Project Team: Romina Barbieri Petrelli, Miguel Díaz-Negrete, Pablo Martín Hevia
  • Technical Architect: Miguel Díaz-Negrete Sanz
  • Area: 1214.4 m2
  • Year: 2009
  • Photography: Marcos Morilla

© Marcos Morilla © Marcos Morilla © Marcos Morilla © Marcos Morilla

Craigieburn Train Maintenance Facility / HBO+EMTB

  • Architects: HBO+EMTB
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Area: 20000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Dianna Snape

© Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape

Innhouse Eco Hotel / Oval Partnership

  • Architects: Oval Partnership
  • Location: EXPO Eco Town, Kunming, China
  • Client: Yunnan Horti-Expo Xingyun Real Estate
  • Area: 2600.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Oval Partnership

Courtesy of Oval Partnership Courtesy of Oval Partnership Courtesy of Oval Partnership Courtesy of Oval Partnership

E.J. Ourso College of Business / ikon.5 architects

  • Architects: ikon.5 architects
  • Location: Louisiana State University, 3357 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70802, USA
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Brad Feinknopf

© Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf

Visitor Center / HHD_FUN Architects

  • Architects: HHD_FUN
  • Location: Rizhao, China
  • Ldi: HHD & XinChao Design
  • Civil Engineer: Hiroshi, Satohide
  • Façade Consultant: FUDA
  • Photographs: Zhenfei Wang, Chenggui Wang, HHD_FUN Architects

© Zhenfei Wang, Chenggui Wang © Zhenfei Wang, Chenggui Wang © Zhenfei Wang, Chenggui Wang © Zhenfei Wang, Chenggui Wang

Galaxy Soho / Zaha Hadid Architects by Hufton + Crow

It's only been a few weeks since she turned 62   but it's already shaping up to be Zaha Hadid's year. Yesterday, she was announced winner of the Japan National Stadium Competition   earlier this week, her latest US project, the Eli & Edythe Broad Museum  opened; and the beginning of the month saw much fanfare and frenzy surrounding her extraordinary work in BeijingGalaxy Soho .

We've already brought you images and video  of the project, but the latest images from Hufton + Crow truly allow you to experience Galaxy Soho - in all its curvaceous glory - like never before.

Check out all the latest images of Zaha Hadid's Galaxy Soho, after the break...

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow

The Good House / Crone Partners

  • Architects: Crone Partners
  • Location: Sandringham, Victoria, Australia
  • Director/ Designer: Matthew Smith
  • Developer/ Contractor: Good Constructions
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Derek Swalwell & Peter Clarke, Courtesy of Crone Partners

© Derek Swalwell & Peter Clarke © Derek Swalwell & Peter Clarke © Derek Swalwell & Peter Clarke © Derek Swalwell & Peter Clarke

Vadeggio-Cassarate Gallery / Cino Zucchi Architetti

  • Architects: Cino Zucchi Architetti
  • Location: Lugano , Switzerland
  • Design Team: Cino Zucchi, Andrea Viganò, Luca Torri with Marco Alì, Marco Cerati
  • Client: Dipartimento del Territorio del Canton Ticino
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti

Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti

Compiegne Bridge / Explorations Architecture

© Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé

AD Architecture College Guide: Pasadena Art Center College of Design

There’s a new program at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Situated in the south campus designed by Kevin Daly of Daly/Genik , the Media Design Practices  program is a newly minted program that is an exciting new approach to design. 

Why you may ask has the ArchDaily College Guide decided to examine a media program when its focus is architecture schools around the world? Simple. Because this is an innovative program that will impart new skills, enhance the ones you have, and help you find a job to boot. All of this can happen regardless of your undergraduate degree. 

Read our full review after the break

“Yad Labanim” (“A Memorial to the Sons”) Competition Entry / Eli Gotman

Designed by architect Eli Gotman, the proposal for the “Yad Labanim” (“A Memorial to the Sons”) is dedicated to commemorating the fallen soldiers in Israel’s wars and helping the bereaved families. The Yad Labanim building in Ramat Yishay, is in itself a monument, which begins with the wall buried in the ground carrying the names of the fallen perforated in it, continues to emerge out of the ground as a building, and ending as an illuminated library hovering over the square. More images and Gotman’s description after the break.

"Ai Weiwei: According to What?"

Ai Weiwei, Cube Light, 2008. Photo: Cathy Carver.
Ai Weiwei, Cube Light, 2008. Photo: Cathy Carver.

“Cube Light” has made it’s debut in Washington D.C. at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum, along with collection of Ai Weiwei most famous works in the retrospective “Ai Weiwei: According to What?”. Although one of China’s most prolific and provocative contemporary artists, Weiwei is best known in the world of architecture for his work with Herzog & de Meuron on Beijing’s famous “Bird’s Nest” and, most recently, the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. More images and information after the break…

AD Round Up: Architecture in Brazil

© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

National Museum of Afghanistan / Line and Space

© Line and Space
© Line and Space

Tucson, Arizona firm Line and Space recently shared with us their competition proposal for the new National Museum of Afghanistan developed over the summer of 2012. Inspired by the basin and range geology of Kabul and incredible archaeology, the design features architecture that is derived from Afghan soil by means of stone clad conical elements rising from the landscape that are evocative of an atypical approach to the standard museum typology.  Designed to provide a dramatic yet serene and secure place for visitors to learn about the country’s amazing and complex history, the various strategies employed by Line and Space offer up some interesting concepts that celebrate the incredible treasures housed within. More details after the break.