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Penzkoferhaus / Peter Haimerl Architektur

© Edward Beierle
© Edward Beierle

© Edward Beierle © Edward Beierle © Edward Beierle © Edward Beierle

H3 / 314 Architecture Studio

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Courtesy of 314 Architecture Studio
  • Architects: 314 Architecture Studio
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Architect in Charge: Pavlos Chatziangelidis
  • Consultant engineer: Fotini Karagianni
  • Construction: Mohamed Ahmed
  • Area: 1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of 314 Architecture Studio

Courtesy of 314 Architecture Studio Courtesy of 314 Architecture Studio Courtesy of 314 Architecture Studio Courtesy of 314 Architecture Studio

321 Ocean / TEN Arquitectos

  • Architects: TEN Arquitectos
  • Location: 321 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
  • Owner: AGM Aria
  • Are: 78,000 ft2
  • Proyect Year: 2012
  • Photography: Cortesia de TEN Arquitectos / Hartness Visions

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UIAC / Landa Arquitectos

  • Architects: Landa Arquitectos
  • Location: Boulevard Jorge Vértiz Campero, Fracciones Canadá de Alfaro, 37238 León, Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge: Agustín Landa Vértiz
  • Area: 5,189.45 m2
  • Proyect Year: 2011
  • Photography: Jorge Vertiz Gargollo

© Jorge Vertiz Gargollo © Jorge Vertiz Gargollo © Jorge Vertiz Gargollo © Jorge Vertiz Gargollo

Development of the 'Terrasses des Ponchettes' Competition Entry / CAB Architects

Known for being a popular location for strolls during the 19th century, the Terrasses des Ponchettes is one of Nice’s historical areas that has declined considerably since the 60’s. CAB Architects has aimed their proposal around two case studies. The first one deals with the articulation between the “Quai des Etats-Unis” and the “Cours Saleya”: “the lower part”. The second one concerning the raised terraces of the “Ponchettes” with a beautiful view over the sea: “The upper part”. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Video: Uto Elementary School / CAt

This minimalist elementary school, located in Kumamoto and designed by Japanese architects Kazuhiro Kojima and Kazuko Akamatsu (CAt), is designed to seamlessly connect the indoor and outdoor space. Within the building, individual classrooms and spaces are loosely formed by L-shaped walls that feature foldable doors and flexible components. An abundance of courtyards and airy walkways are just some of the highlights, along with a wood deck activity space found on top of the roof.

Video via JA+U.

Best of 2012: Most Popular Projects

As probably you were expecting, here are the 10 most popular projects of 2012! Thanks to all our readers and collaborators for this great year. Happy 2013!

Best of 2012: Most Retweeted Articles

The New Year is almost here! Before you head out to celebrate, check out the most retweeted articles of 2012. From the world’s first underwater hotel to a list of the most helpful apps for architects, this round up will not disappoint. Cheers!

The complete, top ten list after the break. 

WORKSHOP for Everlane / The Principles

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Courtesy of The Principles

The Principles just recently completed an interactive project, titled the “Workshop”, for the clothing brand Everlane in the Meatpacking district of New York. As part of the Everlane’s “Not-a-Shop” series, which focuses on selling only online, “the space was a physical manifestation of their primarily digital presence; replacing coded interaction with physical interaction,” described The Principals co-founder Drew Seskunas.

Edifício Corujas Proposal / FGMF Arquitetos

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Courtesy of FGMF Arquitetos

Designed by FGMF Arquitetos, the proposal for the Edifício Corujas, aims to create a more humane space to work, going against the traditional mirrored glass cubes located in regions of São Paulo, such as Avenida Faria Lima or Avenida Berrini. Designed using several sizes and formats, they create a horizontal solution. More images and architects’ description after the break.

modeLab Dynamic Behaviors in Processing Webinar

The Dynamic Behaviors in Processing Webinar, which takes place January 4th from 2:00-4:30pm EST and put on by modeLab, will go in depth with the process of developing rich and responsive behaviors from scratch – think of bouncing balls, particle systems, or flocking boids – can be tricky without an object-oriented approach to our program design. Through a series of short presentations and “live” exercises, learn how to successfully structure and implement classes in Processing to create fun and dynamic object behaviors. This webinar will last 2.5 hours including multiple open Q & A sessions. To register and for more information, please visit here.

Hotel Spa NauRoyal / GCP Arquitetos

  • Arquitetos: GCP Arquitetos
  • Localização: São Sebastião - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Architects in Charge: Sérgio Coelho (author); Daniel Mariano (co-author)
  • Coordinator: Alessandra Araújo
  • Project Team: Adriana Oliveira, Sílvio Diar te, Nuno Almeida, Taís Miyake, Tomás Brunoro, Maurício Reverendo, Lucas Verone e Deise Paz
  • Project Area: 950 sqm
  • Ano do projeto: 2011
  • Fotografias: Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon

In Progress_AvB Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Project Team: Bettina Kraus, Jochem Homminga, Joost Körver, Rob Willemse, Raymond van Sabben, Thorsten Schneider, Ramon Alverez Roa
  • Collaborators: Janosch Welzien, Jasper Stevens, Martin Tessarz, Tobias Bam- berg, Steffen Winkler, Carlatta Giacomin
  • Area: 24000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Jan Bitter

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter

Yashima Project / Shogo Iwata

© Shigeo Ogawa
© Shigeo Ogawa
  • Architects: Shogo Iwata
  • Location: Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Site Area: 1685.26 sqm
  • Total Floor Area: 1566.39 sqm
  • Area: 933.57 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Shigeo Ogawa

© Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa

Fidalga 800 Building / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

  • Localização: Sao Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Coordinator: Frederico Zara
  • Project Team: Luciana Maki, Marcelo Zahr, Denise Hino, Rodrigo Nogueira, Fernando Sunao, Humberto Buso, Tony Chen, Flora Fuji, Lucas Padovani, Rafael Costa, Caterina Chippari, Camila Benegas, Luciana Morais, Fernanda Jozsef, Maurício Metello, Maíra Cordeiro, Flávia Henriques, Natália Campos, Ana Júlia Sprovieri, Natasha Vilaça, Fernanda Duarte e João Faim
  • Project Area: 4,700 sqm
  • Ano do projeto: 2011
  • Fotografias: Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon

Agenda: 4 Ambitions / Rem Koolhaas

As the 2012 Jencks Award winner, Rem Koolhaas charts the evolution of his ideas and built projects in this lecture provided by RIBA. He describes a double life split between practice and theory, two ventures reflected by his studios, OMA and AMO, the Office of Metropolitan Architecture and the Architecture Media Organization. Enjoy!