ICE (Innovation Community Emmen) / RD2B Limited

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Inspired by the Swiss glaciers and taking advantage of their history, the architectural firm rd2b limited created Emmen Innovation Community, an innovation center located in the region of Emmen, in , located in the heart of Switzerland. Roads, railways, public transportation and an airport connect the area to Europe. Bluish in color, a solid line through organic and deployments to the territory, the aesthetics of the design reflects the elegance, harmonizing and transcendence of the glaciers. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Pacific Palisades Residence / Warren Techentin Architecture

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Architect: Warren Techentin Architecture
Location: , California,
Landscape Architect: David Fletcher
Interior Design: Tim Clarke
Photographs: Eric Staudenmaier

Center for Development of Innovative Transportation Technologies / KO+KO Architects

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Efficiency of the government and consequently well-fare of the society is closely related to development of infrastructure. is situated in advantageous geographic location, therefore it is twice as interested in arranging proper transportation system which will become a significant stimulus for economic growth. Creating the Center for Development of Innovative Transportation Technologies, KO+KO Architects considers their design as an incarnation of intents of the Ukrainian society to establish sustainable means of communication, as a fact of realizing its crucial importance for human life. Apart from the symbolic function, the center is thought to fulfill tasks announced in its name, thus providing ground for the developing of Ukraine. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Pilgrim Route Refuge / Luis Aldrete

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Architects: Luis Aldrete
Location: ,
Project Team: Magui Peredo, Cynthia Mojica
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Francisco Perez

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“Chapeau” / Michel Carlana, Luca Mezzalira, Curzio Pentimalli, Riccardo Sanquerin

“Chapeau”, a sports park and new urban place for the woods is characterized by an unprecedented relief, introduced in the process of design thinking related to soil and the empty space it creates. The buildings that make up the urban…

Kinderkrippe Kindergarten / Kreiner architektur

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Architects: Kreiner architektur
Location: ,
Developer: röm. -kath. Pfarre Haus im Ennstal
Planner: KREINERarchitektur ZT GmbH
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: KREINERarchitektur ZT GmbH

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C-Lab 2005-2011 Exhibition

The work of C-Lab, Columbia University’s experimental urban and architecture think tank, is on display in Tokyo. Conceived as a temporary occupation, the exhibition presents C-Lab’s work alongside magazines from Yoshioka Library’s archive of international architecture journals from the 1960s…

Inspiria Science Centre / AART architects

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Architects: AART architects
Location: Sarpsborg,
Experience Design: Expology
Engineer: Cowi
Electro Engineer: Yit
HWS Engineer: Multiconsult
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 6,500 sqm
Photographs: Adam Mørk

UMAMI Burger Prototype / Kanner Architects


Kanner Architects is collaborating with UMAMI Group, creating a concept restaurant called UMAMI KO (U-ko). The modular burger shack is meant to inhabit urban settings worldwide, creating a comfortable indoor/outdoor experience within an environmentally sensitive structure.

Architects: Kanner Architects
Client: Umami Group
Project Area: 2,240 sqf

São Francisco Xavier House / Nitsche

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Architects: Nitsche Arquitetos Associados
Location: , Brazil
Design Team: Lua Nitsche, Pedro Nitsche, João Nitsche, Tiago Kuniyoshi, Rafael Baravelli, Natassia Caldas
Structural Engineer: Engenheiro Hélio Olga, FH engenharia
Completion Date: 2010
Area:  24,000 sqm
Photographs: Nelson Kon


Hatert Housing / 24H architecture

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Architects: 24H architecture
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 8,000 sqm
Photographs: 24H architecture

Fentress Architects Honored with Six Awards

National Museum of the Marine Corps © James P. Scholz

Fentress Architects was recently honored with six awards from the Chicago Athenaeum, the American Institute of Architects, and the Design Build Institute of America for their design of the most technologically-advanced airport in the nation, a national museum in D.C. showcasing the history of the Marine Corps and two mixed-use high rises in the United Arab Emirates.

Continue reading for information on the awarded projects.

The Houl / Simon Winstanley Architects

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The Houl, [a 2011 RIBA Award Recipient], is a contemporary single storey ‘long house’ which is recessive in the landscape, sustainable in its construction and achieves a ‘zero carbon’ rating by using very high levels of insulation, whole house heat recovery ventilation, air source heat pump and a wind turbine.

Architect: Simon Winstanley Architects
Location: Dalry, Castle Douglas. DG7 3UB,
Structural Engineer: Asher Associates
Main Contractor: 3b Construction Ltd.
Landscape Architect: Paterson Landscape
Project Area: 182 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: , Andrew Lee

Video: Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream / Studio Gang Architects

Jeanne Gang presents Studio Gang’s vision for the transformation of Cicero, Illinois, a 1920’s suburb that suffered greatly from the foreclosure crisis. Studio Gang is one of five interdisciplinary teams participating in MoMA’s Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream. Each team is challenged to re-imagine struggling American cities and , seeing the current economic crisis as an opportunity to evolve.

The video is provided by The Museum of Modern Art and was filmed by J6 Media Works.

Diagonal Clinic / JFARQUITECTES

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Location: , Barcelona,
Completion: 2011
Architect in charge: Jordi Frontons
Technical Architect: Carlos Arilla
Developer: FIATC Mútua de Seguros
Builder: Forcimsa
Collaborators: Jaume Serrano Ingeniero de Edificación ; JFG Consultors- Joan Francesc García; Gepro Engineering – Josep Maria Tremps; Genars SL – Francesc Torrebadell / Joaquín Rigau; A3 Arquitectura Técnica-Mª Àngels Sànchez.
Surface: 30,596.44 sqm
Photographs: Xavi Gálvez

Update: BOFFO Building Fashion / The Lake & Stars + SOFTLab

The Lake & Stars + SOFTLab. Photographed by Evan Joseph.

For their joint BOFFO expression, SOFTLab has designed an awesome kaleidoscope to highlight the collection of The Lake & Stars.  The collaborative fashion + architecture installation marks the fourth of five temporary exhibitions (be sure to view our coverage of the previous three) and began its two week run this past Friday.  Nikki Dekker and Maayan Zilberman’s ultra feminine collection embodies a broader view of lingerie as a fashion expression, and, when teamed with Michael Szivos’ edgy display, the line offers a sophisticated and contemporary aesthetic.

More images and more about the designers after the break.

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National Bus Terminal / Jimmy Liendo Terán, Kátia de Oliveira Vieira, Carlos Arellano Rivera

The project for the central bus terminal of the city of Majes, designed by the team of Jimmy Liendo Terán, Kátia de Oliveira Vieira and Carlos Arellano Rivera…, is located in an irrigated desert area and is part of

JWT Headquarters / Clive Wilkinson Architects

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Architect: Clive Wilkinson Architects
Location: 466 Lexington Avenue, , NY 10017, USA
Executive Architect: HOK NY
Client: JWT NY, formerly J. Walter Thompson NY
Project Area: 250,000 sqf
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Eric Laignel Photography