Bortolini Móveis Factory / 4D-Arquitetura

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Architects: 4d-Arquitetura
Location: , RS, 
Project Area: 18,000 sqm
Structural Design: Técnica engenharia
Eletrical Design: EnergisulthExecution: Construtura Dalmax
Photograph: Courtesy of 4D-Arquitetura

Video: Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye

Onnis Luque, an architectural photographer based in Mexico City, shared with us one of his productions on video, ’s classic Villa Savoye. Completed in 1929, Villa Savoye is a modern take on a French country house that celebrates and reacts to the new machine age. The house single handedly transformed ’s career as well as the principles of the International Style; becoming one of the most important architectural precedents in the history. Situated in Poissy, a small commune outside of Paris, this project marks one of the most significant contributions to modern architecture in the 20th century.



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Disaster Prevention and Education Center / OODA

For their competition proposal, OODA… believes that in the process of generating architecture, they cannot have success without imagination because that is the most efficient tool or possibility to generate scenarios, predict spaces and reinvent ambiances. For this unique equipment,

Injidup Residence / Wright Feldhusen Architects

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Architects: Wright Feldhusen Architects
Location: , Australia
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Patrick Bingham-Hall

Private House / Strom Architects

© Peter Guthrie

Strom Architects shared with us their design for a private house located in , UK, which has been rendered with great quality by by Peter Guthrie. The client was aiming for country house – ‘a dream in a wood’, a peaceful place to relax, regenerate, and think of new ideas. So the architects created with a linear design that has picked up on the building form – the ‘long cottage’ found along Iken Common, and one can see the design as an evolution of the longitudinal cottage. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Concrete House / Simon Twose

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Architect: Simon Twose
Location: 6 Clermont Terrace, Kelburn ,
Client: Brett Mainey
Builder: Brett Mainey
Site Area: 251 sqm
House area: 300 sqm
Award: NZIA
Photographer: Paul McCredie

Video: Glassworks / Krueck + Sexton

Ron Krueck, Mark Sexton and Tom Jacobs of Krueck + Sexton Architects speak about their relationship to, and explorations with, through the lens of three innovative projects: the Transparent House, the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park and the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies in Chicago.

Video Art: Spirit of Space

Flight Assembled Architecture Exhibition is Open to the Public

The Flight Assembled Architecture exhibit in , France opened Friday. The exhibit is the first of its kind as flying drones construct architectural structures. The installation addresses radical new ways of thinking and materializing architecture as a physical process of dynamic formation. The exhibit will take place at the Frac Center. It is designed by Gramazio & Kohler and Raffaello D’Andrea in collaboration with ETH Zurich.

If you are able to attend, please share your experience with us! The exhibit will conclude on February 19th, 2012.

Biosciences Centre Extension, University of Auckland / Stephenson&Turner

© Simon Devitt

Architects: Stephenson&Turner
Location: ,
Client: University of Auckland
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 5,000 sqm
Photographs: Simon Devitt, Sacha Stejko, Stephenson & Turner


© Sue Barr

From photo-copied and print-on-demand newsletters such as Another Pamphlet, Scapegoat and Preston is My Paris, to magazines such as Mark, Spam and PIN-UP – ARCHIZINES is a new exhibition curated by Elias Redstone for the Architectural Association School of Architecture that celebrates and promotes the recent resurgence of alternative and independent architectural publishing from around the world. The exhibition runs until 14 December 2011 at the AA School, 36 Bedford Square, , WC1B 3ES. More information on the exhibition after the break.

Dubai Graphic Encyclopedia Volumen 1 / Brusselssprout

Dubai Graphic Encyclopedia Volumen 1 / Brusselssprout

Brusselssprout… recently launched their new book, Dubai Graphic Encyclopedia Volumen 1. To consider compiling an encyclopedia (of any kind) in post-Wikipedia times is an exercise in emotional withdrawal. From a position of bewilderment and confusion, they choose to act by

Symposium Metropoles du sud 2012

Symposium Metropoles du sud 2012

Taking place on January 15th, the Symposium Metropoles du sud 2012 is  a cultural event organized by a hundred students in the master’s program in ENSAM. The day will consist of discussions and meetings on a contemporary problematic issue. For…

Färgfabriken Kunsthalle / Petra Gipp Arkitektur

Åke E:son Lindman

Architect: Petra Gipp Arkitektur AB
Location: , Sweden
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 2,400 sqm
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman

Quatrier M / Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

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Two overarching factors feed into the overarching principle of urban design: the vicinity of the terrain to a traffic-intensive street axis and the western railway line and the requirement for a high density of the resulting building. In response, Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, which won the competition for this urban master plan, characterized the new interpretation of the historic district as a compact block structure, which will enter into a dialogue with their environment and be well-connected with the surrounding urban fabric and its functional characteristics. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Meditation Hut III “Victor” / Jeffery S. Poss Architect

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Architect: Jeffery S. Poss Architect
Location: Champaign, ,
Design Associates: Workus Studio LLC, Crete, Illinois
General Contractor: Dreamworks Construction
Structural Consultant: PREPA.R.E. INC.
Geotechnical Consultant: Midwest Engineering Services, Inc.
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Jeffery S. Poss

Hungarian Autoklub Headquarters / Vikar & Lukacs Architect Studio

© Tamás Bujnovszky

Architects: Vikar & Lukacs Architect Studio
Location: ,
Project team: András Vikár, István Lukács, Balázs Domokos, András Klopp
Client: Magyar Autóklub
Built: 2010-11
Built area: 3,430 sqm
Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky, Civertan, Szandra Váraljai

Ashoka: 20 challenges for 20 entrepreneurs

Ashoka is the world’s largest community of social entrepreneurs, and has supported thousands of groundbreaking social innovators over the last 30 years (read more at McKinsey).

Currently, is looking for outstanding entrepreneurs that can improve our world by focusing on 20 challenges, some of which are very related to our profession:


  • You want to meet the huge need for affordable, high quality homes – 25 million in India alone – by leveraging both business and social entrepreneurs.
  • You are passionate about low income communities gaining access to market-based affordable housing and a dignified life.
  • You want to create a complete ecosystem where housing is not just about four walls and a roof but about a place called home – where family, community life, business and sustainability originate.


  • You see the huge potential of design to shape a better world.
  • You will lead a global network of designers and creatives who will transform the development of products, services, processes, and strategies for the good of society.
  • With a designer’s toolkit, you will work at the intersection of social entrepreneurship and science, technology, sociology, philosophy, and engineering.
You can check the rest of the challenges to see if you have what it takes and if it they fit with your passion, and if you think that you have the potential apply to become part of a global change.

House Heidehof / Alexander Brenner Architects

Zooey Braun

Architects: Alexander Brenner Architects
Location: , Germany
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 377 sqm
Photographs: Zooey Braun