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A+D Museum’s ARkidECTURE + Design Workshop at The Eames Office

Now’s your chance to learn all about the wonderful world of Charles and Ray Eames at A+D Museum‘s ARkidECTURE + design workshop at The Eames Office Saturday, January 14th from 10AM – 1PM.
Carla Hartman, Education Director and granddaughter of…

Lake Lugano House / JM Architecture

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Architect: JM Architecture,
Locations: , Switzerland
Design team: Paolo Basco (Project Manager), Rex Gapuz, Jansen Lara
Built area: 350 mq
Contruction start: November 2008
Completion: May 2010
Photographs: Jacopo Mascheroni 


The Cube / Park Associati

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Architects: Park Associati , Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi
Location: , via Foscolo n.1 (Piazza Duomo),
Client: Electrolux Home Appliances Emea N.V
Design team: Lorenzo Merloni (project leader), Alessandro Rossi, Alexia Caccavella, Alice Cuteri, Fabio Calciati_Rendering
Contractor:Nüssli AG, Hüttwilen, CH, Frieder Braun, Maurizio Ledda, Maik Rauch
Event Concept and Project Management: Absolute Blue
Area: 140 sqm
Photographs: Andrea Martiradonna


AD Round Up: Religious Architecture Part VIII

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A chapel, a church, a mosque, a center for jewish life and and a classic from Le Corbusier. What else would you want for our 8th selection of previously featured religious architecture? Check them all after the break.

De la Piedra Chapel / Nomena Arquitectos + Ximena Alvarez
The de la Piedra Chapel is located at the margin of the Lurín river and beside the Lomas de Castilla hill, in the district of Cieneguilla, east of the city of Lima. The area is characterized for a natural context of desert vegetation, in contact with the foothills of the Andes mountain chain (read more…)

2012 AIA Honor Awards and Twenty-five Year Award Recipient

Twenty-five Year Award Recipient ©

The Honor Award recipients for 2012 were announced this week and will be honored at the AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes works that exemplify excellence in architecture, interior architecture and urban design. Twenty-seven recipients were selected from over seven-hundred submissions.

Continue after the break to view the awarded buildings.

AD Interviews: ARO – Architecture Research Office

A few months ago I had the chance to visit and interview (ARO), just after they were announced as the recipients of the prestigious 2011 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Architecture.

I was eager to meet this practice and share their projects at ArchDaily, especially because of the diversity of their work. Not only do they work at different scales (from master plans and institutional buildings, to a small recruiting station in Times Square), but they also strongly focus on research, with projects such as Rising Currents or Five Principles for Greenwich South -projects that invited other firms in a collaborative effort to share ideas for a strategic development of Manhattan- moving between a design practice and a research lab.

The firm was founded in 1993 and has become very influential in the NY area. It is led by Stephen Cassell, Adam Yarinsky and Kim Yao. I had the chance to sit down with the three of them for this interview, where they tell us about recent and ongoing projects. They share their views on innovation, collaboration and how to run a practice which is both what we know as the traditional practice, and a laboratory.

ARO projects at ArchDaily:

And more to come in the next days!

Credits: JC Labarca (camera), JP Barrera (editing).

Imperial Centre Theatre / Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee

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Architects: Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee
Location: Rocky Mount, , USA
Client: City of Rocky Mount
Project Team: Jeffrey Lee, Irvin Pearce, David Francis, Rob Harkey, Henry Newell
Size: 35,000 SF / 300 seats
Photographs: JWest Productions

El Valle Visitors Centre / Manuel Fonseca Gallego

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Architect: Manuel Fonseca Gallego
Location: El Valle y Carrascoy Regional Park, ,
Work directions: Miguel Ángel Martínez-Aedo Ollero & Manuel Páez Blázquez (Goverment of Murcia)
Collaborators: Lidia García Soro & Vicente J. Acosta Sola (Architects), Manuel Ruiz Machuca (Technical Architect), José Ramón Negueruela Sánchez (Structure), Juan Carlos Herranz Aguilar (Instalations).
Construction: Empresa de Transformcion Agraria, S.A. Diego Sánchez Pérez.
Project date: July 2002
Completion work date: June 2005
Budget: 620.756,51 €
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán

USGBC and AIA announce second Architecture for Humanity Sustainability Design Fellow

The Green Building Council (USGBC) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announce Burtland Granvil, AIA, LEED AP as the new Sustainability Design Fellow. Succeeding the first Sustainability Design Fellow, Stacey McMahan, AIA, LEED AP, Granvil will be working directly with the Haitian community at the ’s rebuilding center based in Port-au-Prince.

“The earthquake didn’t take as many lives as the poor quality of construction did,” said Granvil. “Architecture for Humanity’s Rebuilding Center in Haiti will help educate and build together with local current and future builders of Haiti…this is the main reason why I joined Architecture for Humanity. I am here with others to work on the long-term approach. Haiti, as well as other post disaster areas, can benefit from this kind of transitional office with this mindset.”

House VK 1 / GREGWRIGHT architects

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Architects: GREGWRIGHT architects
Location: Camps Bay, ,
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Adam Letch

USGBC partners with HOK to design Haiti Orphanage and Children’s Center

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Marking the two year anniversary of the devastating 7.0 earthquake in , we would like to share with you the important efforts of Project Haiti – a LEED Platinum orphanage and children’s center that is planned to be built in Port au Prince, Haiti. The project is lead by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and their official pro-bono design partner, HOK. Project Haiti not only focuses on the children, but also aims to create a “replicable, resilient model for rebuilding” that may serve as a practical teaching tool for the local community. The USGBC motto states, “Every story about green building is a story about people.”

“Shobuj Pata” (Green Leaf) Eco Community Development / JET, JCI, and Terraplan

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JET Architecture was invited by JCI Architects along with Terraplan Landscape Architects, to joint venture in the design of the Green Leaf project. After winning the commission earlier in 2011, in December, the final negotiations were completed to enable the project to move forward quickly. The team will be working together, helping Bangladesh to design a sustainable community with an innovative green concept. Green Leaf is green landscape architecture and built form which takes full advantages of the local natural resources to create a hybrid habitable space combining architecture and nature. The concept is inspired by adopting current and green innovative technology to make the design construction economic and feasible. More images and architects’ description after the break.

R House / Architecture Research Office

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Architects: Architecture Research Office
Location: Syracuse, , USA
Project Team: () Principals: Stephen Cassell and Adam Yarinsky; Project Manager: Megumi Tamanaha; Project Team: Melissa Eckerman, Jane Lea, Neil Patel, Anne-Marie Singer. (Della Valle Berheimer Architects) Principals: Jared Della Valle, Andrew Bernheimer; Project Architect: Garrick Jones; Project Team: Lara Shihab Eldin, Janine Soper
Project Year: 2008-2011
Area: 1,100 sf
Construction budget: $150,000
Clients: Home HeadQuarters, Inc., Syracuse University Center for Excellence, Syracuse University School of Architecture
Photographs: Richard Barnes

GMT Institute Of Property Management / PHL Architects

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Architects: PHL Architects
Location: ,
Principal Architects: Hendy Lim, Patrick Lim
Site (sqm): 248.5 sqm
Building (m2): 490 sqm
Height (floor): 4
Photographs: Courtesy of PHL Architects

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‘An Imprint of Spain in China’ Exhibition

In tribute of the 80th anniversary of the death of Abelardo Lafuente, Polifactory organized and designed ‘An Imprint of Spain in China’ exhibition in Shanghai during this past December which centered around his legacy. The exhibition, featuring the hidden story…

Cornerstone Restaurant / STUDIO RAMOPRIMO


Architects: Studio Ramoprimo
Location: , China
Design team: Marcella Campa, Stefano Avesani, Pietro Peyron
Completion: 2011
Area: 360 sqm
Client: Damon Sun- Life Less Ordinary Group Ltd.
General contractor: Guoye Decorative – Dean Group, China
Photographs: Studio Ramoprimo

Courtesy of Ajman University of Science & Technology

Architectural Workshop by Will Alsop

Ajman University of Science and Technology announced that there will be an architectural workshop by the renowned architect Will Alsop… on the theme of ‘Designing a space that will lift the spirit’ to be held at the university itself (AUST),

Fisterra Fishmarket / CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos

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Architects: CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos, Juan Creus, Covadonga Carrasco
Location: Fisterra (Finisterre) Seaport, La Coruña,
Work Directors: Juan Creus, Covadonga Carrasco, Juan Antonio Rodríguez Pardo
Collaborators: Francisco Rosell, Estefanía Vázquez, Felipe Riola, Roi Feijoo, Cecilia Castro, Belén Salgado
Structural Engineer: Lanik, Félix Suárez
Promoter: Portos de Galicia – Xunta de Galicia
Construction Company: Indeza
Completion: 2004- 2006
Total Cost: 1.348.433,35 euros
Photographs: Courtesy of CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos