In Progress: E Tower / Wiel Arets Architects


The E Tower is a high rise residence that will serve as a landmark within its newly built urban environment while seeking to bring the amenities of a world class hotel to tower’s residents The E Tower is located in an area of Eindhoven whose urban plan was drawn up by the Dutch landscape firm West 8. The original brief for the area includes the E Tower, the E Block and a slender end piece of the adjacent Block J, which are all apartment buildings in this emerging district. A gap between the E Tower and Block J will shape the area’s entrance while simultaneously providing an outdoor space. Each building in this emerging district has been named after one of the world’s cities with the E Tower taking the title of ‘’, aptly reflecting its prominent stance within the cluster.

Architect: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands

U.S. Invests in Brazil’s Infrastructure Upgrades

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Although has been growing quickly as a nation, its economic growth has been stinted by the country’s lack of investment in infrastructure. In preparation for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, Brazil is expected to spend over one trillion dollars from the Brazilian government and as much as $34 billion from private investors. The money will go toward numerous construction projects designed to increase and improve upon Brazil’s roads, railways, stadiums, hotels and airports. More information after the break.

College Sports Hall / archi5

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Architect: archi5
Location: Villetaneuse,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 4,192 sqm
Photographs: Fabien Terreaux

Co-housing Project / Karawitz Architecture

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Karawitz Architecture recently announced the design for their passive co-housing project in . Their principle of a self-governed independent residential initiative with 14 apartments (R+7), commercial premises, gardens (ground floor and roof area), car parks and communal areas (community house, laundry, bike shed and other areas) aims to reflect a new construction trend: private individual buyers joining together to form a cooperative to fulfil their own property and future housing project, in partnership with the SEMAVIP ( Site Manager) and City and to share spaces and equipment.

Wuxi Elementary School Re-Design / Atelier XÜK


Collaborating with Tongji Architecture Design & research Institute , Atelier XÜK has won a design competition for a renovation project of a historical elementary school in . Additional images of XÜK’s winning design after the jump.

Social Housing for Mine Workers / Zon-e Arquitectos

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Architects: Zon-e Arquitectos / Nacho Ruiz Allén, José Antonio Ruiz Esquiroz
Location: ,
Project Area: 2,385 sqm
Photographs: Ignacio Martinez and Jose Antonio Ruiz

House in Palmela / Pedro Rogado & Catarina Almada

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Architects: Pedro Rogado, Catarina Almada
Location: Palmela,
Client: Dr.º Francisco Miranda
Collaboration: Hugo Formiga,  Maria Marques, Liliana Esperança, Maria Pais de Sousa, Anna Leipolz
Structural Engineering: ARA – Eng.º Fernando Rodrigues
Infrastructural Engineering: Geberit, S.A – Eng.º Manuel Motta, Eng.º Rui Machado
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Thorsten Humpel

This single-family detached house is located in an agrarian plain near Palmela. Two factors have conditioned its design: the willingness to favor the relationship with external spaces, in which rural landscape and aesthetic components abound, and the desire to create a contemporary approach that leverages the strong regional architectural traditions.

Ujpalota Main Square / HMS-Plan

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HMS-Plan has presented ArchDaily with their plans for the 2011 architectural competition of the main square of , in . Images of their proposal and a narrative from the architects after the break.

Breiavannet Park / Helen & Hard

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Architects: Helen & Hard
Location: , Norway
Client: Breiavannet Eiendom AS
Project Area: 880 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Helen & Hard

Chartrons Gym / Atelier d’Architecture Baudin & Limouzin + La Nouvelle Agence


Architects: Atelier d’Architecture Baudin & Limouzin, La Nouvelle Agence / Aït‐Mehdi Samira, Latizeau Sylvain
Location: , France
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 2.117 sqm
Photographs: LNA

Techno Group Headquarters / Symbiosis Designs LTD

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Symbiosis Designs LTD recently won the design competition to build Techno Group Headquarters in , Jordan. The building massing concept creates a negative space that would be a certain interruption to the continuous street frontal façades, hence a specific and differentiated visual field is announced where the void becomes a captive. More images and brief project description after the break.

House in Kikuicho / Studio NOA

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Architects: STUDIO・NOA Architect & Associates
Location: ,
Project Area: 55 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Studio NOA

Sainsbury Laboratory / Stanton Williams

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Architect: Stanton Williams
Location: ,
Client: The University of Cambridge
Main Contractor: Kier Regional
Civil and Structural Engineer: Adams Kara Taylor
Building Services Engineer: Arup
Landscape Architects: Christopher Bradley-Hole Landscape and Schoenaich Landscape Architects
Project Area: 11,000 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Hufton+Crow

Cambridge University Botanic Garden was conceived in 1831 by Charles Darwin’s guide and mentor, Professor Henslow, as a working research tool in which the diversity of plant species would be systematically ordered and catalogued. Completed in December 2010, the Sainsbury Laboratory develops Henslow’s agenda in seeking to advance understanding of how this diversity comes about. Its design was therefore shaped by the intention that the Laboratory’s architecture would express its integral relationship with the Garden beyond.

Jean-Perrin High School / Atelier d’Architecture Brenac-Gonzalez

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Architects: Atelier d’Architecture Brenac-Gonzalez
Location: Nanterre,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Benoit Fougeirol, Stefan Tuchila, Stephane Chalmeau

Museum of Memory and Tolerance / Arditti + RDT Architects

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Architects: Arditti + RDT Architects
Location: , Mexico
Client: Fundación Memoria y Tolerancia A.C.
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 7,500 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Arditti + RDT Architects

EVERREST / Simon Takasaki

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Simon Takasaki shared with us his competition entry for a monument in , . Holding the path of the history of the place and its use to its open, undefined future, the 30 meter high walk-in sculpture is characterized by the special treatment of the history of the site and the end of the mining industry. More images and architect’s description after the break.

SubCat Studios / Fiedler Marciano Architecture LLP

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Architects: Fiedler Marciano Architecture LLP
Location: , , USA
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 18,300 sqf
Photographs: Chris Cooper Photographer

Fingerprints / 2:pm Architectures, S. Touzani and F.&F. Oudor

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2:pm Architectures, S. Touzani and F.&F. Oudor chose to work on the climate crisis and to think about how to recycle the actual urban matter in Bordeaux, France. This utopian answer offers to fill the block center and to cover the actual old stone buildings. In that way, the transition is really slow and time itself does their work. The old stone will disappear and let those strange big mushrooms recompose a new urban landscape. The underfaces are printed with the old roofs and stay here like a witness of the old times. More images and a brief description after the break.