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A Cantina / Estudio Nomada

© Héctor Santos-Díez © Héctor Santos-Díez © Héctor Santos-Díez © Héctor Santos-Díez

Papabubble / Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota

T-House / Satoru Ito Architects

© Satoru Ito
© Satoru Ito

© Satoru Ito © Satoru Ito © Satoru Ito © Takeshi Yamagishi

Santa Monica Residence / Jendretzki

  • Architects: Jendretzki
  • Location: Santa Monica, California, USA
  • Client: Withheld
  • Area: 12000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Alejandro Wirth

© Alejandro Wirth © Alejandro Wirth © Alejandro Wirth © Alejandro Wirth

T-Site / Klein Dytham Architecture

  • Architects: Klein Dytham Architecture
  • Location: Daikanyama, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Tomoko Ikegai
  • Architectural Consultant: RIA
  • Main Contractor: Kajima Construction
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Nacasa & Partners, Courtesy of Klein Dytham Architecture

© Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners

Dwellings in Spotorno / Ariu + Vallino Architects

  • Architects: Ariu + Vallino Architects
  • Location: Spotorno, Italy
  • Principal Designer: Vincenzo Ariu and Sabrina Vallino
  • Collaborators: Carlo Garbero, Enzo Laise, Simona Maggi, Olivier Moudio, Elena Scasso, Fabrizio Testa
  • Engineers: Paolo Testa, Marco Gaminara
  • Area: 655.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Ariu + Vallino Architects

Courtesy of Ariu + Vallino Architects Courtesy of Ariu + Vallino Architects Courtesy of Ariu + Vallino Architects Courtesy of Ariu + Vallino Architects

Video: Hotel Lone / 3LHD Architects

3LHD Architects shared with us their video for one of their recent projects, Hotel Lone, the first design hotel in Croatia. The hotel’s identity is recognized through the external design of the building, with a facade that is defined by dominant horizontal lines – terrace guards designed to evoke the image of slanted boat decks. The site’s complex terrain with dramatic altitude changes determined the locations of internal facility spaces through a dynamic interweaving of public areas and guest suites at all levels. More information on their project can be viewed here.

Spotlight Award: Pezo Von Ellrichshausen Architects

Poli House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen © Cristobal Palma
Poli House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen © Cristobal Palma

The bold, yet seemingly simplistic geometric structures designed by architects Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen of Pezo von Ellrichshausen are turning heads internationally, as the Chilean firm has been announced as the recipient of the fourth annual Spotlight Award. Presented by the Houston-based non-profit Rice Design Alliance (RDA), the international award spotlights “exceptionally gifted” architects during the early phase of their professional careers.

LA's Millennium Hollywood Project

Millennium Hollywood Project via Millennium Partners
Millennium Hollywood Project via Millennium Partners

Millennium Partners and Argent Ventures are moving forward with their plan to transform 4.47 acres of vacant parking lots surrounding Hollywood’s iconic, mid-century Capitol Records Building into a transit-oriented, mixed-use development. Located on the famous intersection of Hollywood and Vine, the Millennium Hollywood Project will feature two residential buildings reaching heights up to 585 feet, designed by Handel Architects, that are grounded by a High Line-inspired public space by James Corner Field Operations. With the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) currently on public review, the New York-based developers are hoping to get city approvals underway in early 2013. Continue reading to learn more…

AD Round Up: Public Facilities Part X

© Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

La Fatarella School / Héctor Jala & Mònica Moreno

  • Architects: Héctor Jala & Mònica Moreno
  • Location: La Fatarella, Terra Alta, Tarragona, España
  • Technical Architects: Neus Sanmartin, Montse Sanmartin
  • Structure: Alicia Jerez + Jorge Martín Ortega
  • Installations: Anna Bernadet, Mònica Moreno
  • Constructor: Construccions Jaén
  • Promotor: Departamento de Educación de la Generalitat de Cataluña
  • Budget: € 1,309,252
  • Area: 1,050 sqm
  • Year: 2011
  • Photography: © Marcus Heilemann, Cortesia de Héctor Jala & Mònica Moreno

Winners of 2012 RIBA President's Awards for Research

Research plays an integral role in the evolution of architecture. To celebrate it’s importance and acknowledge outstanding research currently happening within the field of architecture throughout the UK, The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winners of the RIBA President’s Awards for Research. RIBA President Angela Brady said: “The RIBA President’s Awards for Research highlight and reward the outstanding research in architecture that is taking place across the country. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners, your research is hugely appreciated and highly valued across the profession. Research into architecture provides a lasting legacy to all in the profession and reminds us of the importance of innovation and strategic thinking in our everyday work.” The RIBA President’s Awards for Research, presented in four categories, were awarded to:

Technology Center of the Extremadura University / Fernández del Castillo Arquitectos

  • Architects: Fernández del Castillo Arquitectos
  • Location: Cáceres, España
  • Architect In Charge: Horacio Fernández del Castillo
  • Design Team: David García-Asenjo, Vanesa Antigüedad, Diana Molina, Andrés García, Gianni Travaglione, Elena Tamaro, Patricia Andrés, Sabrina Marrancone
  • Constructor: Construcciones Abreu S.A.
  • Client: Junta de Extremadura
  • Area: 6,000 sqm
  • Year: 2010
  • Photography: © Jesús Granada, Cortesia de Fernández del Castillo Arquitectos

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada

Helmut Jahn receives AIA Chicago's Lifetime Achievement Award

German-American architect Helmut Jahn of Murphy/Jahn Architects has been announced as this year’s recipient of Chicago’s AIA Lifetime Achievement Award. Following his arrival to the U.S. more than 40 years ago, the Chicago-based architect has been lauded by some of the industry’s best for continuously breaking new ground with his postmodern steel-and-glass structures. Some of his most notable works include the SONY Center in Berlin and the University of Chicago Campus.

The film above, shared with us by our friends at Black Spectacles, captures the essence of Helmut Jahn’s work through images, videos and peer interviews with Jeanne Gang, FAIA, John Ronan, AIA, Ron Krueck, AIA, Werner Sobek and Franz Schulze.

The news of this award was followed by Jahn’s announcement that he will be changing the name of his firm to “Jahn”. Browse through some of Jahn’s most recent works, here on ArchDaily.

Films & Architecture: "The Fountain"

Everyone that has seen an Aronofsky film can recognize there is something beyond “special” in his work. This is not the exception, and specifically for us in terms of space, the movie travels from the past to the future, and back to the present utilising amazing contrasts for the three realities. These realities could mean a theocentric, scientific and anthropocentric views of the world. In any case, the director generates amazing transitions and spatial effects to represent those ideas.

Nothing more to say, enjoy of a great movie and let us know your comments and ideas about it!

'The City That Never Was' Symposium

Co-organized, in cooperation with the Architectural League, by Christopher Marcinkoski and Javier Arpa, The City That Never Was symposium is a day-long event that uses the current crisis in Spain as a lens to reconsider patterns of urbanization and development around the world. Taking place November 9th from 9:00am-5:00pm at the Scholastic Building in New York, the event will reconsider how planners, designers, politicians, and financiers conceive of and realize large-scale contemporary urbanization and settlement. This event seeks to better understand the systems that have produced certain imbalances resulting from this urban growth and explore new models and approaches for urbanization and development. For more information, please visit here.

40 Homes, Maimona Saints / GAas architecture studio

© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

Architects: GAas architecture studio Location: Guadiana Street, 16. 06230 Los Santos de Maimona, Badajoz, Extremadura, España. Design Team: Raúl Gálvez Tirado, José Algeciras Rodríguez Project Year: 2009 Photographs: Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda