36 BTrd / DP Architects

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Architects: DP Architects
Location: 36 , 329 605
Principal Architect: Jaye Tan Jia Yee
Main Contractor: Lay Construction
Site Area: 137.3 sqm
Building Area: 284.97sqm (GFA)
Photographs: Courtesy of DP Architects

Salt Research Center / SANAL Architecture/Urbanism

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Architects: SANAL Architecture/Urbanism, Murat Şanal, Alexis Şanal,
Location: Karaköy, , Turkey
Gross Floor Area: 700 sqm
Structure: Historic 19th Century Load Bearing + Timber
Project Team: Ozlem Ozdemir Orkun Beydağı, Pillippa Tamsin, Sedef Zorbozan
Complete year: 2011
Client: Salt
Photographs: Refik Anadol


In Progress: Steven Holl Architects’ Campbell Sports Center Tops Out

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The Campbell Sports Center at Columbia University celebrated its topping out last Wednesday. Steven Holl Architects designed the “inviting new gateway” for the Baker Athletics Complex – the primary athletics facility for the University’s outdoor sports program. With the structural frame place, the large interior space and amazing views of the city are already able to be experienced. Construction is two weeks ahead of schedule and the athletic complex is planned to open this fall. Continue reading for more images and information.


Binh Duong School / Vo Trong Nghia + Shunri Nishizawa + Daisuke Sanuki

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Architects: Vo Trong Nghia, , Daisuke Sanuki (Vo Trong Nghia Co., ltd.)
Location: Binh Dương City,
Area: 5,300 sqm
Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki

House S / Keiji Ashizawa Design

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Architect: Keiji Ashizawa Design
Location: , Japan
Project architect: Keiji Ashizawa, Rie Honjo
Structural engineer: Akira Suzuki
Photograph: Daici Ano

Mitikah Office Tower / Richard Meier & Partners Architects

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Richard Meier & Partners revealed today their most recent work in City. The new Mitikah Office Tower is the third project designed in by Richard Meier & Partners which will be a state-of-the-art building in the Delegacion Benito Juarez area. The tower will be part of a mixed use master plan designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and developed by IDEURBAN/IDCity from Mexico. The scheme consists of commercial space, low-rise residential buildings, and a hotel and residential tower. More images and project description after the break.

House In Kaimakli / Yiorgos Hadjichristou Architects

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Architects: Yiorgos Hadjichristou Architects
Location: Kaimakli, Nicosia,
House owners: Kalli Christoforou, Yiorgos Hadjichristou
Colaborators: Petros Konstantinou, Veronika Antoniou
Photographs: Christos Papantoniou, Yiorgos Kordakis

Update: The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center / Renzo Piano

ArchDaily is once again updating you on the progress of  The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center designed by Renzo Piano.  We showed you initial plans for the building back in 2009.  Since then, we have been provided with more detail on the development of the project, which we continue to share with you.  As previously mentioned, the center will be a sustainable arts, education, and recreation complex that will contribute to the community of Athens, financed by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Plans for this building began five years ago but it was not until December 2011 that preparatory excavation work finally began.  Construction is scheduled for Spring 2012 and according to the foundation website:

The beginning of the construction phase comes at a very critical juncture in modern Greek history and brings a much-needed sense of optimism and hope, as well as a whole range of significant economic benefits to the country. Approximately €1 billion of total economic stimulus will be derived from the upfront commitment in the construction of the SNFCC, while 1,500 to 2,400 people will be employed each year to support SNFCC construction and all related industries.

More after the break.

Encuentro Guadalupe / graciastudio

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Architects: graciastudio,
Location: Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada, México
Collaborators: Javier Gracia, Jonathan Castellón, Braulio Lozano, Valeria Peraza
Surface: 20 rooms of 20 square meters each.
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Luís García


Kimball Art Center / Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

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Rather than trying to compete with the sublime landscape of , City based Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects chose to create a building that framed the views and contained a perspective from which to appreciate the alpine landscape.  This design is one of five proposals for the transformation of the Kimball Art Center in Park City.

More on this proposal after the break.

MV House / Architecture Research Office

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Architects: Architecture Research Office
Location: Chilmark, MA (Martha’s Vineyard Island),
Project Title: Martha’s Vineyard House
Site: 104 Hammett Road, Chilmark, MA 02535
Gross Square Footage: 2,700 SF
Photographs: Elizabeth Felicella, Thomas Brodin, Bob O’Connor

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Controversy

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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar recently gave the National Park Service 30 days to revise a truncated and controversial quote inscribed on the newly built .[1] The inscription, paraphrased by architect Ed Jackson Jr. and artist Lei Yixin, turns a speech about humility into a quote that makes MLK look like, in the words of Maya Angelou, an “arrogant twit.”[2] Thankfully this will be corrected, but it remains unclear to me how the design team will satisfyingly right this wrong.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial / ROMA Design Group

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This past Fall, ROMA Design Group proudly announced the completion of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington D.C. In 2000, ROMA won the international design competition among nearly 1,000 entries. ROMA Design Group worked for several years to develop the design. The memorial has now been built and was officially dedicated by President Obama on October 16, 2011.

Architect: ROMA Design Group
Location: Washington D.C.,
Illustrations: Christopher Grubbs
Photographs: Courtesy of ROMA Design Group

Video: James Corner / TIME Magazine Game Changers

Check out this great video on one of our favorite landscape architects, James Corner.  Named one of Time Magazine’s Game Changers - “innovators and problem-solvers that are inspiring change in America” – thousands have enjoyed Corner’s work on the High Line, and we are excited to monitor the progress of Corner’s recent joint win with SOM on Cornell’s NYC Tech Campus.  The video sheds light upon Corner’s philosophy on landscape and how public spaces are a defining component of urban spaces.   “…As designers, you bring an incredible sense of optimism and faith….and the capacity of good design to transform what may be perceived as negative to something very positive,” explained Corner.  Overall, we found the video inspiring and we hope you enjoy it!

Morrissey Hotel / Aboday

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Considering the site potential above, and its contribution towards urban character development, the design approach for the Morrissey Hotel by Aboday pushes the limit beyond merely business hotel that hardly pay attention to issues other than pragmatism. In the long run it tries to inject a seed of change that will reconstruct the surrounding area. In short, it tries to deconstruct the concept of a three-star business hotel. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Architects: Aboday
Location: , Indonesia
Partner in Charge: Rafael David
Team Members: Ary Indra, Johansen Yap, Andry Syawalza, Edward Budi Lesmana, Rahmi Sofiyanti, Anjar Widaningsih
Land Size: 12000 m2
Gross Floor Area: 12000 m2
Photographs: Happy Lim, Relan Masato

GC Prostho Museum Research Center / Kengo Kuma & Associates

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Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Location: 2-294 Torii Matsu Machi, -shi, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Client: GC Corporation
Site Area: 421.55 sqm
Built Area: 233.95 sqm
Total Floor Area: 626.5 sqm
Cooperation for Design: Design Department of Matsui Construction
Structural Design: Jun Sato Structural Design
Photographs: Daici Ano

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Europan 11 Proposal: ‘Dornröschen’ / NAP

Through a range of strategies and carefully selected interventions the porcelain-city of Selb in the Fichtelgebirge region in Germany will be elevated to a regional center for art, trade, tourism, and culture. The winning Europan 11 proposal, titled Dornröschen –…

Aker Brygge / Lendager Arkitekter + Arcgency

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Architect: MAPT = Lendager Arkitekter, Arcgency
Local Architects: Alliance arkitekter
Location: Aker brygge,
Built: 2010-2011
Client: Norwgian Property
Site Area: 2000 sqm
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Jiri Havran, Enya Aspen