Aigurande / 2NE Architecture

01:00 - 3 May, 2013
Courtesy of 2NE Architecture
Courtesy of 2NE Architecture
  • Architects

  • Location

    2 Avenue de la République, 36140 Aigurande, France
  • Architect in Charge

    2NE Architecture
  • Area

    1033.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of 2NE Architecture

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Lamp Lighting Solutions 2013 Awards Finalists

00:00 - 3 May, 2013
Cineteca Matadero
Cineteca Matadero

This year, the Lamp Lighting Solutions 2013 celebrated its 5th version. The awards are organized by LAMP, an architectural technical lighting company, specialized in, advising on and designing efficient solutions adaptable to any project by way of innovative and competitive products and services. 

Lamp Lighting Solutions Awards 2013 closed its registration period with record on all the previous editions, with a total of 608 projects submitted from 52 countries and 61% internationalization. 

More details on the winners after the break.

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One World Trade Center Will Soon Top Out at 1,776 Feet

00:00 - 3 May, 2013

After weather conditions refused to cooperate on Monday, the final two sections of Freedom Tower have been lifted to the summit of the One World Trade CenterConstruction of the gargantuan 758-ton, 408-foot spire - a joint Canadian-U.S. venture - began in December 2012, when 18 separate pieces were shipped to Manhattan from Canada and New JerseyThis final addition, including a steel beacon, means that the height of the building will soon rise from 1,368 feet to a more patriotic 1,776 feet once the segments are permanently installed within the next few weeks. However, it's not yet certain that the building will officially be the tallest in the U.S.

Read more after the break...

'Borderless Competition: Designing Future ASEAN Borders' Winners Announced

01:00 - 3 May, 2013
1st prize / Courtesy of Hélène Grialou & Sebastien Gafari
1st prize / Courtesy of Hélène Grialou & Sebastien Gafari

Aiming to bring attention to the spaces along the borders of the 10 ASEAN nations, the 'Borderless Competition: Designing Future ASEAN Borders' sought proposals that focused on local border sites, where specific cultural, social and ecological issues can be addressed while engaging in larger spatial and institutional scales. Sponsored by the Association of Siamese Architects (ASA), and with the goal of demonstrating how architecture can re-define the future of ASEAN borders, the winning entries were recently announced with the proposal titled, 'Floating Border Project' by Hélène Grialou and Sebastien Gafari announced as the competition's overall winner. More images and the description of the winning entries after the break.

The Indicator: Cooper Union, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down

00:00 - 3 May, 2013
The architecture that sunk the architecture school. Thom Mayne's $111 million New Academic Building. Via Wikipedia
The architecture that sunk the architecture school. Thom Mayne's $111 million New Academic Building. Via Wikipedia

Beginning in 2014 The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (known more commonly as Cooper Union), the famed New York City college, will start charging tuition.

For more than 100 years, Cooper Union, which includes a prestigious architecture school, has been “free” (full-tuition support to all students). As such it has always stood apart, charting its own path and following its own independent mission. That Cooper Union is now dead.

For Cooper Union to have survived it would have had to remain simpleminded. And I mean this in the most flattering way.

GV-17 House / SANGRAD + AVP Arhitekti

01:00 - 3 May, 2013
© Sandro Lendler
© Sandro Lendler

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Central Mosque of Pristina Competition Entry / Tarh O Amayesh

01:00 - 2 May, 2013
Courtesy of Tarh O Amayesh
Courtesy of Tarh O Amayesh

Designed by Tarh O Amayesh, their proposal for the Central Mosque of Pristina, the fundamental principal of the project comes from the definition of Mosque, which is a place for praying and going from body to soul. The prayer is someone who connects the earth to the sky, while the mosque is a space for the becoming. Becoming is a symbol of movement and movement is the source of the mosque (the house of god). This plan is shaped in this framework as the mosque is a symbol of ascending sprit from soil to the sky, from city to the Kiblah. More images and architects' description after the break.

Can Cantó Housing / Castell-Pons Arquitectes

01:00 - 2 May, 2013
© José Hevia
© José Hevia

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J4 Houses / Vertice Arquitectos

01:00 - 2 May, 2013
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Courtesy of Vertice Arquitectos

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One Yonge / Hariri Pontarini Architects

01:00 - 2 May, 2013
Courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects
Courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects

Located where the longest street in North America, Yonge Street, meets Lake Ontario, One Yonge will be a truly mixed-use development, re- defining the typical ratio between residential, commercial and retail space within a single city block. This landmark development will comprise six new buildings of varying height with a total of approximately 6.3 million square feet of accommodation including a 40-storey office tower, a 70-storey tower with a hotel and branded residence, and four residential towers surrounding a courtyard with a woonerf-style access. 

TJAD New Office Building / TJAD

01:00 - 2 May, 2013
Courtesy of TJAD
Courtesy of TJAD
  • Architects

  • Location

    1230 Siping Road, Shanghai, China
  • Project Director

    Ding Jiemin
  • Head of Design

    Zeng Qun
  • Project Architects

    Zeng Qun, Wen Xiaoqin, Wu Min, Sun Ye, Chen Kangquan, Zhang Yan, Wang Xiang
  • Area

    64522.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of TJAD

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House in a Tea Garden / RMA Architects

01:00 - 2 May, 2013
© Rahul Mehrotra
© Rahul Mehrotra

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Modern Addition,
Truro / Hammer Architects

01:00 - 2 May, 2013
© Bill Lyons
© Bill Lyons

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Housing in the Historic District of Cadiz / Cano Lasso

01:00 - 2 May, 2013
© Pablo Diaz-Fierros
© Pablo Diaz-Fierros
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cádiz
  • Project Architects

    Diego Cano Pintos, Gonzalo Cano Pintos, Alfonso Cano Pintos
  • Collaborators

    Luis Pancorbo Crespo, Belén Sanz Montoya, Estela Rodríguez Cadenas, Cristina Monjas López, Inés María Martín Robles, Sara Arroyo Conde
  • Area

    1195 sqm
  • Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Pablo Diaz-Fierros

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Casa MS / ODA-Oficina de Arquitectura

01:00 - 2 May, 2013
© Tomas Opitz
© Tomas Opitz

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House in Gokiso / Kazuki Moroe Architects

01:00 - 2 May, 2013
© Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
  • Structural Engineering

    Katsuo Nakata, Takashi Takamizawa / K.Nakata & Associates
  • General Contractor

    Ohmura Giken co., ltd
  • Site Area

    134.6 sqm
  • Area

    198.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Hiroshi Ueda

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Xixi Artist Clubhouse / AZL Architects

01:00 - 2 May, 2013
© Yao Li
© Yao Li
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Zhang Lei
  • Project Team

    Zhang Lei, Qi wei, Zhong Guanqiu, Zhang Guangwei, Guo Donghai
  • Collaborator

    Architectural Design Institute, ZJIU
  • Area

    4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Yao Li

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Sanya Lake Park Super Market Proposal / NL Architects

01:00 - 2 May, 2013
Courtesy of NL Architects
Courtesy of NL Architects

Housing Corporation VANKE recently asked NL Architects to make a proposal for a Super Market as part of a big resort in Sanya, the southernmost city in China. Renowned for its tropical climate and for being a popular tourist destination, the site of the resort will consist of three clusters of large residential slabs of 21 stories high enveloping semi enclosed gardens. The public space plays a crucial role in the atmosphere of the area as a whole so a lot of consideration is going into creating a pleasant environment. More images and architects’ description after the break.