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Agudela House / Rui Cerqueira Barros

  • Architects: Rui Cerqueira Barros
  • Project Team: Cesar Barros, Joaquim Barros, Paulo Duval Sobreira, Fernando Barbosa, Eugenio Pinto
  • Constructor: Crivo d'Ideias
  • Area: 320.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos

American Apparel Showroom / Emmanuel Picault + Ludwig Godefroy Architects

  • Architects: Emmanuel Picault, Ludwig Godefroy Architects
  • Location: Mexico City
  • Construction: Aaron Yepez, Carlos Tapia, Jose Luis Madrigal, Carlos Cortes, Gustavo Cortes, Konrado Angeles, Francisco Romo, Raul Carrillo, Ruben Silvestre
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Ramiro Chaves, Courtesy of Emmanuel Picault + Ludwig Godefroy Architects

© Ramiro Chaves © Ramiro Chaves © Ramiro Chaves © Ramiro Chaves

House R / Kaboom Architecture

  • Architects: Kaboom Architecture
  • Location: Martigues, France
  • Architect In Charge: Laurent Boumendil & Emilie Camelio
  • Area: 110.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Jean Baptiste Reol, Courtesy of Kaboom Architecture

© Jean Baptiste Reol © Jean Baptiste Reol © Jean Baptiste Reol © Jean Baptiste Reol

Regensdorf Community Center / phalt Architekten

© Dominique Wehrli
© Dominique Wehrli

© Dominique Wehrli © Dominique Wehrli © Dominique Wehrli © Dominique Wehrli

Bucktown Three AD Submission / Studio Dwell Architects

  • Architects: Studio Dwell Architects
  • Location: Chicago, IL, United States
  • Architect In Charge: Mark Peters
  • Project Manager: Gary Stoltz
  • Engineer: Louis Shell
  • Landscape: Julie deLeon
  • General Contractor: Matt Stedl
  • Area: 5,000 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Marty Peters

© Marty Peters © Marty Peters © Marty Peters © Marty Peters

Live Chat with David Chipperfield

David Chipperfield, the curator of the Architecture Exhibition at this year's Venice Biennale, Common Ground (which wraps up this weekend), will be chatting live this Friday to offer his final two cents on the Exhibition's legacy. 

Save the Prentice Wrecking Ball: The Monument to Bruce / Design With Company

The Save the Prentice Wrecking Ball: The Monument to Bruce, designed by Design With Company, is a response to the situation of the Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago which aims at creating a new narrative for the building’s afterlife. By combining literary and architectural narrative strategies, their design tries to recapture the narrative and produce the universe we need to steer us toward the conversations we want to have. This story is not a means to an end, it is the ends. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Ikon Connaught / Spark Architects

The design by Spark Architects for the Ikon Connaught seeks to create a lifestyle destination on an intimate neighborhood scale with the level of quality, impact and vibrancy of a city centre destination. Located at the heart of Cheras in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the project will provide space for more than 100 boutique shops and restaurants over five storeys with five levels of office above. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Sant Esteve Sesrovires Institute / Jordi Farrando

© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

Architects: Jordi Farrando Location: Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Cataluña, Spain Architect: Jordi Farrando Project Year: 2007 Photographs: Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

Shining Lighthouse in Belfort / Archi5

© Fabien Terreaux and Amoor Maadi
© Fabien Terreaux and Amoor Maadi

Architects: Archi5 Location: Belfort, France Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Fabien Terreaux and Amoor Maadi

© Fabien Terreaux and Amoor Maadi
© Fabien Terreaux and Amoor Maadi
© Fabien Terreaux and Amoor Maadi
© Fabien Terreaux and Amoor Maadi
© Fabien Terreaux and Amoor Maadi
© Fabien Terreaux and Amoor Maadi
© Fabien Terreaux and Amoor Maadi
© Fabien Terreaux and Amoor Maadi

MVRDV proposes 400 meter tall 'vertical city' in Jakarta

rendering by RSI-Studio
rendering by RSI-Studio

MVRDV, in collaboration with The Jerde Partnership, ARUP, and developer Wijaya KaryaBenhil Property, have unveiled plans to create a new landmark in Jakarta, Indonesia. Dubbed Peruri 88, the 400 meter tall vertical city integrates retail, offices, housing, a luxury hotel, four levels of parking, a wedding house, a mosque, an imax theater and an outdoor amphitheater, with an extensive amount of green space. The team presented the plans to city and site owner, Peruri, as part of a developer’s bid competition for the prominent site. All the details after the break…

AD Round Up: Brick Architecture

© Robert Leš
© Robert Leš

Transforming the Bridge Competition Winners

Results from the Transforming the Bridge Competition for Cleveland, Ohio, are in.  The competition called for an innovative solution for the redevelopment and repurposing of the abandoned Detroit-Superior Bridge.  The brief called for a variety of uses, dedicated pedestrian and bike paths, performance spaces, and landscaping solutions.  Nine projects made the cut… Join us after the break for a closer look at the winning projects.

"Universidad del Pacifico" Branch Office / Metropolis

© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano

Architects: Metropolis Location: Lima, Peru Project Year: 2012 Project Area: 17,000 sqm Photographs: Juan Solano

© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano

Büro Ole Scheeren unveils 'DUO' towers in Singapore

DUO by Ole Scheeren © Buro-OS
DUO by Ole Scheeren © Buro-OS

Beijing-based Büro Ole Scheeren has released plans for a mixed-use, high-rise development in the modern metropolis of Singapore. Titled ‘DUO’, the twin towers are not intended to be conceived as autonomous objects, but defined by the spaces they create around them. Their curved facades engages the city and frames a “new civic nucleus” at its base, while featuring premium offices, a five-star hotel, 660 high-end residential units and signature retail space. DUO is lead by German-born architect Ole Scheeren, whose best known for his work with OMA on Beijing’s CCTV headquarters and has recently turned heads with the popular floating Archipelago Cinemas. The project is expected for completion by 2017, with construction planned to break ground next year. More images and the architects’ description after the break.

Jiading Office Complex / Damian Donze (Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute)

As part of the new Tongji Science and Technology Park in Jiading, Shanghai, the aim for the design by Damian Donze of Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute was to create a high level office complex with a commercial street on the ground floor. The irregular form of the building is not just to make an impression, but creates high end office spaces with access to exterior space. The building stretches along Huang Du Lü Yuan Road and extends the commercial street coming from the North. More images and architects’ description after the break.