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The Simona / Jean-Pierre Lott Architecte

  • Architects: Jean-Pierre Lott Architecte
  • Location: Monaco
  • Design Team: Agence Jean-Pierre Lott, Suzanne Belaieff
  • Contractor: SAM Esperanza
  • Area: 7,500 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Serge Demailly, Courtesy of Jean-Pierre Lott Architecte

© Serge Demailly © Serge Demailly © Serge Demailly Courtesy of Jean-Pierre Lott Architecte

De Verbeelding / René van Zuuk Architects

  • Architects: René van Zuuk Architects
  • Location: De Verbeelding 25, Zeewolde, Netherland
  • Architect In Charge: René van Zuuk
  • Structural Engineer: Van de Laar
  • Building Contractor: Kingma Bouw
  • Area: 375 m² sqm
  • Photographs: Christian Richters, Courtesy of René van Zuuk Architects

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters Courtesy of René van Zuuk Architects Courtesy of René van Zuuk Architects

Museum and Educational Center of the Polytechnic Museum and Lomonosov Moscow State University Design Competition

The Polytechnic Museum Development Foundation recently announced the international architectural design competition for the Museum and educational center of the Polytechnic Museum and Lomonosov Moscow State University. The project provides for a total project area of 35,000 square meters on the land plot with a total area of 1 Ha located on the new territory of the Lomonosov Moscow State University. The objective is to create a museum and educational center for demonstrating most recent scientific and technological discoveries using state-of-the-art multimedia technologies for accommodating multiple displays and exhibitions as well as for conducting scientific educational programs. The deadline to register and for submissions is November 19. For more information, please visit here.

Great-Grand Parents House / Jesus Davila Architects

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Video: Cityscape Chicago

This mesmerizing time-lapse film, by Eric Hines, captures the essence of the “Windy City”. The “Vimeo Staff Pick” is a compilation of over 30,000 still photographs shot between July and October of this year in downtown Chicago.

MoMA: Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde

Tokyo 1955–1970 A New Avant-Garde; Courtesy of MoMA
Tokyo 1955–1970 A New Avant-Garde; Courtesy of MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art in NYC is launching an exhibit called Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde, that investigates the transformation of Tokyo from a war-torn nation into an international center for arts, culture and commerce.  The exhibition will run from November 18 through February 25, 2012 and includes over 200 works of various media including painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, drawings, graphic design, video and documentary film. More after the break.

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TBC Bank Headquarters Competition Entry / Studio Kalamar

The proposal for the TBC Bank Headquarters by Studio Kalamar is composed of new facades, a vestibule, and a new landscape design to transform it from an old military headquarters building. Main volumes are enfolded in a skin of triangular glass elements of four similar shades of glass, each with a 2° difference of declination from a vertical plane of the façade, and each in a different direction. These fragments are reflections of the sky into many crystalline elements, producing a very dynamic effect. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Green Square Library & Plaza Competition Entry / Bild + INDEX

Presenting a public art strategy deeply embedded within the design of the building & plaza as a whole, the proposal by Bild + INDEX is entwined and inseparable from the aesthetic, function, and environmental performance of the plaza and building as a unified design proposition. The key element of this strategy is the use of text as an aesthetic motif, acting as a functional and environmental performance element within the design. In the library’s traditional role as the community’s repository for and interface with information, text and typography have enormous historic resonance and offers significant potential in negotiating the project’s interaction in the wider urban domain. More images and architects’ description after the break.

'TENACITY' Architectural Research Proposal / PinkCloud.DK

Proposed by PinkCloud.DK, TENACITY seeks to revitalize the broken system of New York City Public Housing through architectural development, economic stimulus, education, and most importantly – community pride. The goal for this project is to be a catalyst for dialogue, spurring community and governmental action. The design of TENACITY is founded on the firm’s belief that a strong community is built upon three main goals – good health, prosperity, and family. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Department of Education Hogeschool Utrecht / Ector Hoogstad Architecten

  • Architects: Ector Hoogstad Architecten
  • Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Architect In Charge: Joost Ector
  • Area: 17121.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Kees Hummel, Marcel van Kerckhoven, Rob Hoekstra

© Kees Hummel © Kees Hummel © Rob Hoekstra © Kees Hummel

IVG Media Bridge / steidle architects

  • Architects: steidle architects
  • Location: Rosenheimerstraße, Munich, Germany
  • Design Team: Johannes Ernst, Martin Klein, Team: Stefan Kissling, Manfred Erich, Duc Hua
  • Area: 7,500 sqm
  • Photographs: Courtesy of steidle architects

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Pavilion Siegen / Ian Shaw Architekten

  • Architects: Ian Shaw Architekten
  • Location: Siegen, Germany
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Felix Krumbhlotz, Courtesy of Ian Shaw Architekten

© Felix Krumbhlotz © Felix Krumbhlotz © Felix Krumbhlotz © Felix Krumbhlotz

Bhartiya City Urban Developement / Broadway Malyan

Launched by Broadway Malyan, in collaboration with real estate and infrastructure development company Bhartiya Urban, Bhartiya City is the single largest urban development within the limits of any Indian metropolitan area. The 125-acre design, located in North Bangalore, India, will provide a fully-integrated mix of residential, retail, hospitality and Special Economic Zone uses, as well school, healthcare and sports facilities, making it the first of its kind in India. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Police Station and Multipurpose Space in Xixona / Daniel Martí & Natàlia Ferrer

  • Architects: Daniel Martí Arquitecto
  • Location: Avenida Joan Fuster s/n, Xixona, Alicante (Spain)
  • Design Team: Daniel Martí, Natàlia Ferrer
  • Structure: David Boixader
  • Installations: Desla Ingeniería, Òscar Galiana
  • Technical Architect: Julián Garrote
  • Promotor: Ayuntamiento de Xixona
  • Area: 842.0 sqm
  • Year: 2010
  • Photography: © David Zarzoso, Cortesia de Daniel Martí Arquitecto

© David Zarzoso © David Zarzoso © David Zarzoso © David Zarzoso