House in Santo Domingo / Padilla Nicás Arquitectos


Architects: Padilla Nicás Arquitectos
Location: , Spain
Project Manager: César Martín
Date: 2008-2011
Area: 471 sqm
Collaborator: Isabel Colino
Technical Architect: Jaime Santos
Structure: R7 consultores / Alejandro Bernabeu
Photographs: Padilla Nicás Arquitectos

Netanya City Hall Proposal / Zarhy Architects

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In their design proposal for the City Hall, Zarhy Architects aimed to create an urban square that functions as a space which creates a direct connection between the public entities, the residents, and the rest of the city. Their approach was to refrain from building one tower which is indifferent to the street and instead, to introduce a “campus” of municipal buildings that provides an integral public space designed to serve the residents of the city of Netanya, as a generous and active urban square. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Zac Claude Bernard Multifunctional Building / Atelier Zündel & Cristea

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Architects: Atelier Zündel & Cristea
Location: , France
Year: 2008-2011
Photographs:  Stephane Chalmeau



“e_co_llectiva” Urban Design Project / Athanasios Polyzoidis & Katerina Petsiou

The Greek urban design project “e_co_llectiva” by Athanasios Polyzoidis (Architect-Landscape Architect) and Katerina Petsiou… (Architect) was awarded with the Salon Grand Prix in the 4th Landscape Architecture Exhibition in Belgrade. In their design, the public space of the streets and

Shoreham Street / Project Orange

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Architect: Project Orange
Location: Shoreham,
Structural engineer: Project Design Associates
Project manager: J P Mooney Ltd
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Project Orange

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Planetarium and Science Center / Gillot + Givry

The planetarium and science center project by Gillot + Givry… is designed to be a strong image in the urban context of the city of Chalet-a-Gobet, Switzerland. Worth and deserving specific treatment, it is important to strike the right balance

Architecture City Guide: Singapore

Thanks to our readers’ help like, Jonathan Choe, we bring you an Architecture City Guide to . The city’s “recent prosperity and extremely dense urban situation has lead to a wealth of incredible architecture from architects around the world,” says Choe. Today we bring you only 12 buildings as a starting point. Please leave some of your favorites in the comment section below as we intend to expand it in the near future.

To check out other cities visit our world map or our Architecture City Guide page.
The Architecture City Guide: Singapore list and corresponding map after the break.

Red Bull Music Academy / Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos

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Architects: Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos – María Langarita y Víctor Navarro
Location: Matadero,
Collaborators: Juan Palencia, Gonzalo Gutierrez, ToniaPapanikolau, Paula García-Masedo
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Miguel de GuzmánLuis Díaz Díaz


Thousands celebrate Santiago Calatrava’s new Dallas Bridge

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Thousands gathered Saturday to celebrate the grand opening of Santiago Calatrava‘s Margaret Hunt Hill that connects east and west Dallas seamlessly over the Trinity River. A parade of builders, including everyone from those to poured the concrete to Calatrava himself, were the first to march across the new Dallas icon, followed by nearly 16,000 other people. Although the is still not quite ready for vehicular traffic, the city celebrated its commencement with an impressive display of fireworks. Continue reading for more.

14 Social Housing Units In Barcelona / Batlle & Roig Architects

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Architects: Batlle & Roig Architects – Enric Batlle, Joan Roig
Location: Can Bisa, Vilassar de Mar, ,
Collaborators: Eva Polío, Oriol Vañó, architects; Carme Balada, ceramist; Diana Calicó, Elisabeth Torregrossa, technical architects; Marta Ballester, architecture student; Gerardo Rodríguez, engineer; STATIC, structure; Albert Colomer, engineer; SJ12, installations
Completion: 2011
Client: Vilassar Societat Municipal de Promocions Urbanes SA
Contractor: Emcofa
Photographs: A. Flajszer

Dutch Mountain / denieuwegeneratie

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Architect: denieuwegeneratie
Location: ,
Surface area:  709 sqm BVO / GFA
Completion: 2011
Team: Sanne Oomen, Thomas Dieben, Oscar Vos
Photographs: Jaap Vliegenthart & John Lewis Marshall 


Silverwood Lake / Touraine Richmond Architects

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Architects: Touraine Richmond Architects 
Location: California,
Date: 2011
Photographs: Undine Pröhl 


A Historical Masterpiece reopens to the Public: Villa Tugendhat / Mies van der Rohe

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Today, one of the leading exemplars of classic Modern architecture reopens after a two year hiatus. The freshly renovated Villa Tugendhat underwent a monumental restoration and rehabilitation, starting in January 2010, with the aim of preserving and conserving the original building substance and layout, including the construction details, materials and technical system. Renewal work also included the lavish interiors and lush garden. Continue after for the break to learn more about ’s renewed masterpiece.

Sunken House / Adjaye Assocates

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Architect: Adjaye Assocates
Location: London,
Year: 2007
Photographs: Ed Reeve

eVolo 2012 Skyscraper Competition Winners Revealed

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eVolo is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual competition recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the use of new technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. This is also an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of a dynamic and adaptive vertical community. The award seeks to discover young talent, whose ideas will change the way we understand architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments.

Continue reading to view the 2012 winners and honorable mentions!

Loft Apartments Alte Sagi Innerberg / Gwjarchitektur

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Architect: Gwjarchitektur
Location: ,
Client: U.C. Buchschacher AG
Project Architect: Bernhard Schori
Completion: 2011
Total Costs: 7.9 Mio
Photographs: Courtesy of Gwjarchitektur

Postcards from the Architect


I just returned from a whirlwind tour of some architecturally significant places. This time, I remembered to send some postcards. I thought I’d scan a few and share them. Please enjoy.

more postcards from COFFEE WITH AN ARCHITECT after the break


TAO Office Tower / Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects

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The TAO Office Tower, designed by Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects, has been designed as a high-rise building so as to play a symbolic figure in the Financial Center Project where it is located. Located on a sloped land on the northwest side of Atasehir Financial Center area in , TAO Office Tower has many determining features to be a part of a mega finance district in the context of location, topography and urbanism. More images and architects’ description after the break.