GaW / Satoru Hirota Architects

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Architect: Satoru Hirota Architects – Satoru Hirota
Location: ,
Structural Design: Cremona Institute / Masahiro Shirasu
Machinery Design: Ymo / Hiroyuki Yamada
Contractor: Maruyama Kogyo / Hitoshi Akutsu + Katsuaki Ito
Interior Coordination: Ozone / Miki Sakamoto
Total Floor Area: 1,094.05 sqm
Year of Completion: 2010
Photographers: Atsushi Nakamichi, Satoru Hirota Architects

Cronton Colliery Competition Finalists

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RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) recently announced the finalists in their Cronton Colliery Competition. The challenge to design a pioneering new visitor destination on a former colliery has inspired creative teams across the world to push the boundaries of landscape and architecture. Hassell, Hawkins/Brown, Michael Lee Architects and Edward Architecture & Matthew Riley are the four of the most inventive schemes that have been invited to the final stage for the chance to see their vision become a reality. More images and information after the break.

Infographic: A Closer Look at the Young Architects Program (YAP)

Call for Submissions – CLOG: Rendering Issue

: Rendering Issue

 We have been following the rising popularity of CLOG, beginning with their inaugural thematic issue on BIG and, their second issue on Apple which highlighted Jobs’  Apple Campus 2 in Cupertino by .  This latest architectural publication seeks to slow the pace at which architectural information is distributed, allowing people to pause and absorb the projects and ideas presented and discuss the topics at hand.

For CLOG’s Apple issue, the publication included over 50 international multidisciplinary contributors and discussed topics from ranging an interview with one of Apple Computer’s original three founders, Ronald Wayne, to articles about the innovative glass engineering, and design critique of the project. After the large success of both issues, CLOG is gearing up for their next issue and calling for submissions about renderings.  For this addition, the team will address the persuasive power of renderings and their important, and perhaps dominant, role in project presentations.

More about CLOG after the break.



Designed by ExS Architects
Concept: Elina Karanastasi
Design team: Nikos Asimakis, Eri Badouva, Stathis Vlachiotis
Consultant: Maria Mandalaki
and Matthijs Moelee, Alexandros Vazakas
The WarmWall house is a project of ExS Architects. It was designed for the Deventer Havenkwartier…

House in Santo Domingo / Padilla Nicás Arquitectos

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Architects: Padilla Nicás Arquitectos
Location: ,
Project Manager: César Martín
Date: 2008-2011
Area: 471 sqm
Collaborator: Isabel Colino
Technical Architect: Jaime Santos
Structure: R7 consultores / Alejandro Bernabeu
Photographs: Padilla Nicás Arquitectos

Netanya City Hall Proposal / Zarhy Architects

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In their design proposal for the City Hall, Zarhy Architects aimed to create an urban square that functions as a space which creates a direct connection between the public entities, the residents, and the rest of the city. Their approach was to refrain from building one tower which is indifferent to the street and instead, to introduce a “campus” of municipal buildings that provides an integral public space designed to serve the residents of the city of Netanya, as a generous and active urban square. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Zac Claude Bernard Multifunctional Building / Atelier Zündel & Cristea

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Architects: Atelier Zündel & Cristea
Location: , France
Year: 2008-2011
Photographs:  Stephane Chalmeau



“e_co_llectiva” Urban Design Project / Athanasios Polyzoidis & Katerina Petsiou

The Greek urban design project “e_co_llectiva” by Athanasios Polyzoidis (Architect-Landscape Architect) and Katerina Petsiou… (Architect) was awarded with the Salon Grand Prix in the 4th Landscape Architecture Exhibition in Belgrade. In their design, the public space of the streets and

Shoreham Street / Project Orange

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Architect: Project Orange
Location: ,
Structural engineer: Project Design Associates
Project manager: J P Mooney Ltd
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Project Orange

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Planetarium and Science Center / Gillot + Givry

The planetarium and science center project by Gillot + Givry… is designed to be a strong image in the urban context of the city of Chalet-a-Gobet, Switzerland. Worth and deserving specific treatment, it is important to strike the right balance

Architecture City Guide: Singapore

Thanks to our readers’ help like, Jonathan Choe, we bring you an Architecture City Guide to . The city’s “recent prosperity and extremely dense urban situation has lead to a wealth of incredible architecture from architects around the world,” says Choe. Today we bring you only 12 buildings as a starting point. Please leave some of your favorites in the comment section below as we intend to expand it in the near future.

To check out other cities visit our world map or our Architecture City Guide page.
The Architecture City Guide: Singapore list and corresponding map after the break.

Red Bull Music Academy / Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos

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Architects: Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos – María Langarita y Víctor Navarro
Location: Matadero,
Collaborators: Juan Palencia, Gonzalo Gutierrez, ToniaPapanikolau, Paula García-Masedo
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Miguel de GuzmánLuis Díaz Díaz


Thousands celebrate Santiago Calatrava’s new Dallas Bridge

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Thousands gathered Saturday to celebrate the grand opening of ‘s Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge that connects east and west Dallas seamlessly over the Trinity River. A parade of builders, including everyone from those to poured the concrete to Calatrava himself, were the first to march across the new Dallas icon, followed by nearly 16,000 other people. Although the bridge is still not quite ready for vehicular traffic, the city celebrated its commencement with an impressive display of fireworks. Continue reading for more.

14 Social Housing Units In Barcelona / Batlle & Roig Architects

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Architects: Batlle & Roig Architects – Enric Batlle, Joan Roig
Location: Can Bisa, Vilassar de Mar, , Spain
Collaborators: Eva Polío, Oriol Vañó, architects; Carme Balada, ceramist; Diana Calicó, Elisabeth Torregrossa, technical architects; Marta Ballester, architecture student; Gerardo Rodríguez, engineer; STATIC, structure; Albert Colomer, engineer; SJ12, installations
Completion: 2011
Client: Vilassar Societat Municipal de Promocions Urbanes SA
Contractor: Emcofa
Photographs: A. Flajszer

Dutch Mountain / denieuwegeneratie

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Architect: denieuwegeneratie
Location: , The Netherlands
Surface area:  709 sqm BVO / GFA
Completion: 2011
Team: Sanne Oomen, Thomas Dieben, Oscar Vos
Photographs: Jaap Vliegenthart & John Lewis Marshall 


Silverwood Lake / Touraine Richmond Architects

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Architects: Touraine Richmond Architects 
Location: California,
Date: 2011
Photographs: Undine Pröhl 


A Historical Masterpiece reopens to the Public: Villa Tugendhat / Mies van der Rohe

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Today, one of the leading exemplars of classic Modern architecture reopens after a two year hiatus. The freshly renovated Villa Tugendhat underwent a monumental restoration and rehabilitation, starting in January 2010, with the aim of preserving and conserving the original building substance and layout, including the construction details, materials and technical system. Renewal work also included the lavish interiors and lush garden. Continue after for the break to learn more about ’s renewed masterpiece.