Merlin Park Hospital / MOB

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Architects: MOB – Moloney O’Beirne Architects
Location: Taylor Hill, USA
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of MOB

Architect Michael Graves: A Grand Tour

Yesterday, we announced the WTTW premier of the new 30-minute documentary, Architect : A Grand Tour. If you missed it, there is no need to worry. You can watch the documentary right here on ArchDaily! Host Geoffrey Baer takes you on a fascinating tour through Graves’ life and legacy, with in-depth tours inside some his famous works and commentary from many of his good friends, such as Peter Eisenman and Denise Scott Brown. Learn about the influences that shaped each chapter of Graves’ life, from the boy who aspired to be an artist, to modernism and The New York Five, then onto post modernism, product design and his most recent focus on health care.

Want more? You can watch exclusive web clips here. Enjoy!

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Stine-Gybels House / Pierre Hebbelinck

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Architects: Pierre Hebbelinck
Location: 590 Avenue Dolez, 1180 Uccle, Brussels,
Photographs: Courtesy of Pierre Hebbelinck

Vidre Negre Office Building / Damilano Studio Architects

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Architect: Damilano Studio Architects
Location: Cuneo, , Italy
Client: Porta Rossa s.p.a.
Leading Architect: Arch. Duilio Damilano
Surface area: 6,960 sqm
Surface building: 1,400 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographer: Andrea Martiradonna


AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXIV

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Acill Atem House / Broissin Architects


Architecture: Broissin Architects
Location: , México
Design Team: Gerardo Broissin, Rodrigo Jiménez, Alejandro Rocha, Mauricio Cristobal, Fernando Puga, Alfonso Vargas, Laura Ortiz
Furniture: BAUHAUS
Photographer: Broissin Architects, Paul Rivera


Winners announced for the New Bauhaus Museum in Weimar

Second Place: , Landau

The International jury, chaired by Prof. Jörg Friedrich (Hamburg), has awarded two second-place and two third-place prizes in the worldwide, open architectural design competition for the New Bauhaus Museum in . The purpose of the competition is to find an architecturally innovative, sustainable, energy-efficient and museologically sound solution for a new museum that takes full advantage of the urban-planning potential of the Weimarhallenpark. The announcement of the winners officially concludes the architectural design competition, in which 536 architectural offices around the world participated.

The two second-place prizes went to Johann Bierkandt (Landau) and the Architekten HKR (Klaus Krauss and Rolf Kursawe, Cologne). These prizes are worth 40,000 euros each. The two third-place prizes went to Prof. Heike Hanada with Benedikt Tonnon (Berlin) and Bube/Daniela Bergmann (Rotterdam). Each third prize comes with 30,000 euros in prize money. Three honorable mentions, worth 9,666 euros each, were awarded to the proposals by Karl Hufnagel Architekten (Berlin), hks Hestermann Rommel Architekten + Gesamtplaner GmbH (Erfurt), and menomenopiu architectures/Alessandro Balducci (Rome).

Continue after the break for more information and project descriptions.


Rieteiland House / Hans van Heeswijk Architects

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Architects: Hans van Heeswijk Architects
Location: Amsterdam, The
Photographs: Imre Csany/Csany Studio

Origin / United Visual Artists

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Designer: United Visual Artists
Score: Scanner
Client: The Creators Project
Location: New York City (2011) and San Francisco (2012)
Additional Audio Programming: Henrik Ekeus and Dave Meckin
Producer: Keri Elmsly
Photographer: James Medcraft

The Plain of Sport / Rémy Marciano

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Architect: Rémy Marciano Architect 
Location: Châteauneuf-les-Martigues, France
Design Team: Aude Bruel, Didier Le Guen, Florian Wigt, Kristyna Mudrikova, Anne-Sophie Gloanec, Chantal Senami Madode, Stéphane Flandrin, Julien Hubert
Consultants: IOSIS engineering, Horizon Landscape, Acoustique et conseil
Client: Municipality of Châteauneuf-les-Martigues
Photographs: Philippe Ruault, David Giancatarina, Jean Michel Landecy, Remy Marciano


Video: John Pawson visits renowned British Architect and AA graduate John Pawson at his studio in North London. Known for his minimalist and sleek approach, Pawson has designed everything from stores for Calvin Klein to monasteries in the Czech Republic. Earlier this year, Pawson was commissioned to redesign the old Commonwealth Institute building in South-Kensington, which will serve as the new home of the Design Museum in 2014. Here, he talks to us about the ideas behind his minimalist style, the international nature of his office and what he learned from legendary Japanese architect Shiro Kuramata.

Fabricating Grounds: Ice Shelter Installation / Koepcke + Prado

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Under the guidance of David Mah, and from Harvard Graduate School of Design created a system for constructing a rapidly deployable ice shelter using snow and ice as building materials.   The temporary shelter is intended for cold environments and utilizes the insulative properties and inherent compressive strength of the proposed building materials to craft a spatial catenary volume.

More about the ice shelter after the break.

Outeiro House / EZZO

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Architects: EZZO
Location: Porto,
Completion: 2011
Total Area: 165 sqm
Photographs: João Ferrand

Real Madrid Resort Island will open 2015 in UAE

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Real Madrid, one of the most important soccer teams and sports institution worldwide revealed yesterday their plans to build the Resort Island, a 1 billion development which will include exclusive villas, a 5-star hotel, an amusement park, a club museum and the world’s first stadium with one side open to the sea.

The 430,000 sqm resort, designed by J+H Boiffils, will be supported by the government of the Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah. “Real Madrid Resort Island will be a major tourist and sporting centre of great dimensions and the highest level. This extraordinary complex will attract millions of people looking for quality leisure services”, said Florentino Pérez, the club president. Real Madrid Resort Island will open in January 2015. More images after the break.

PPLB 0422 / Steinmetz De Meyer

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Architects: Steinmetz De Meyer
Location: , Grand Duchy of
Site area: 400 sqm
House area: 255 sqm
Structural engineering: NEY & Partners
Photographs: Christof Weber Photograph

Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Competition Winners

1st prize – Courtesy of Nicolas Montesano, Victor Vila, Boris Hoppek

[AC-CA] recently announced the winning proposals for their Iconic Pedestrian Bridge competition. The aim the international competition was to design an iconic pedestrian bridge in the heart of . The architecture of this new structure would reflect contemporary design tendencies. The winning proposals not only attend to the specific function, but also take into consideration the urban insertion and impact geared towards creating a new architectural symbol for an European capital city. Images and concepts of the winners after the break.

Extension to a Small Cottage / Innovarchi

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Architect: Innovarchi
Location: Balmain, NSW 2041,
Engineer: TTW
Builder: Grater Constructions
Completion: 2012
Site Size: 358.9 sqm
Floor Area: 83 sqm
Project Team: Stephanie Smith, Ken Mc Bryde, George Bilmon, Thomas Haltenhof, Rana Abboud
Photographs: John Gollings

Hangzhou South Railway Station / gmp Architekten

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Following their success in winning first prize in an international competition, gmp Architekten hs been commissioned to design the new southern railway station in , China. The project involves the conversion and extension of the station in the Xiao Shan district to the south of the Qiantang river; after the eastern and main railway stations it will be the third largest railway station of this metropolis. More images and architects’ description after the break.