Schoten Workshop Building / Loos Architects

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Architects: Loos Architects
Location: ,
Project Year: 2006
Project Area: 2,375 sqm
Photographs: Allard van der Hoek

Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre / Henning Larsen Architects & Batteriid Architects

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Architects: Henning Larsen Architects & Batteriid Architects
Locations: Reykjavik,
Client: Austurnhofn TR – East Harbour Project Ltd.
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 28,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects

Armstrong Place Senior Housing / David Baker & Partners

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Architects: David Baker & Partners
Location: , California, USA
Client: BRIDGE Housing
Contractor: Nibbi Brothers General Contractors
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 131,800 sqm
Photographs: Brian Rose

Roll it Experimental Housing / University of Karlsruhe

, a cool experimental house, resulted from the collaboration among different institutes within the .  This cyclindrical design is a modular protype that provides flexible space within a minimum housing unit.  Three different sections are dedicated to different functional needs: there’s a bed and table in section, an exercise cylinder, and a kitchen with a sink.

More images and more about the prototype after the break.

NLF / GAD Architecture in collaboration with Dara Kirmizitoprak

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Designed by Istanbul and based company, GAD Architecture in collaboration with Dara Kirmizitoprak, NLF is a high-rise luxury residential project, located in the Nilüfer district of Bursa, one of the largest and most developed cities in . The project site is on the main road serving as an axis connecting Bursa and Nilufer to the east and west. This corridor also accommodates the railway system, and is characterized by a number of other shopping centers in the vicinity. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Belén Street Studio / Elisa Valero Ramos

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Architects: Elisa Valero Ramos
Location: Granada,
Collaborating Architect: Leonardo Tapiz Buzarra
Constructor: Botarel Obras S.A.
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 198,60 sqm
Photographs: Fernando Alda

B*Sessions: Business Seminar Intellectual Property

Published playright and lawyer Cheryl L. Davis offers insight into copyright and trademark issues, governance in our tech savvy culture, and imaginative ways to encourage growth and production while retaining your brand.

You will understand:
*What is intellectual property
*Keys to managing your creative knowledge
*Ways to re-imagine control for long term success!

The seminar will take place Wednesday, August 10, 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Humanscale Showroom (11 East 26th Street, 8th Floor, NY). Entrance for nycobaNOMA members + local NOMA Chapters is free. Non members is $15.00 // free with RSVP by August 1st. Space is limited so RSVP to

Center for Community at the University of Colorado at Boulder / Centerbrook Architects with Davis Partnership Architects

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The Center for Community at the University of Colorado at Boulder established a commanding architectural and unifying presence when it opened last fall, immediately becoming the go-to-place to break bread, have meetings, and make new friends on a sprawling campus with 30,000 residents. The 900-seat, street-market styled dining complex serves as the heartbeat of the new “C4C,” as the 320,000-square-foot building is known in collegiate shorthand.

Architect: Centerbrook Architects with Davis Partnership Architects
Location: Boulder, Colorado,
Project Area: 320,000 sqf
Photographs: Paul Brokering, Casey Cass

Foreign Development in China’s Growing Cities

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With ’s high level of exports and booming real estate market, it is predicted that the country is on its way to becoming the world leader in economic performance. As a result, the Chinese government has been taking steps to show the world its growing economy and the newfound modernity that has come with it. ’s largest cities have already spent hundreds of billions of dollars on new development and infrastructure projects, ranging all the way from from roads, bridges and buildings to new financial districts. In fact, the country is expected to lay down a total of 4.7 billion square feet of construction in this year alone. More information after the break.

[AC-CA] Architectural Competition – [LONDON] Olympic Games Information Pavilion Winning Entries

Courtesy of , Ines Guedes, Miguel Santos,

[AC-CA] has shared the results of the London Olympic Games Information Pavilion International Competition. This idea’s competition was hosted to generate progressive contemporary design solutions and promote architecture experimentation, specuation and discussion. The site of the competition was Trafalgar Square in the heart of London. The ten winning entries were selected out of a total of 164 proposals that were submitted from all over the world.

Read on for a closer look at the selected entries after the break.

Souffle / HOLDUP

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Architects: HOLDUP
Location: Montpellier,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 80 sqm
Photographs: Juliette “TheJudge” Vuillard

Noain City Hall / Zon-e Arquitectos

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Architects: Zon-e Arquitectos
Location: Navarra,
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

The new Noain City Hall is equipped with passive and active systems of energy saving. The development of both systems was included from the early stages of design, so that the final outcome of the building is clearly determined by their presence. The project has been subject to an energy rating, resulting in a 60% saving.

Gateway Galaxy / Balmond Studio

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Balmond Studio has been exploring educational ideas through art installations as part of a series of research studies. The interactive art proposal, which will be installed in Casper College, a school in , , transforms the forgotten spaces of hallways, corridors and lobbies into thriving community and learning zones, celebrating the students’ daily experience. The designs are based on advanced geometric thinking developed by Cecil Balmond, founder of Balmond Studio.

3 Houses in Paradis / Helen & Hard

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Architects: Helen & Hard
Location: ,
Project Year: 2010
Client: Jan Fjermestad AS/Jadarhus AS
Photographs: Courtesy of Helen & Hard

A-partment / Granda Strovs Architects

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Architects: Granda Strovs Architects
Location: Ljubljana,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 90 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Granda Strovs Architects

Therapeutic Pool / meier + associés architectes

© Yves André

Architects: meier + associés architectes
Location: ,
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 1,440 sqm
Photographs: Yves André

Office Building and Logistic Center / modostudio

© Julien Lanoo

Architect: modostudio
Location: Nola,
Client: Giorgia & Johns Spa
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 13,760 sqm
Photographs: Julien Lanoo

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

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Three museums and two large projects are part of the best from last week that you may have missed! Check them all after the break.

Teshima Art Museum / Ryue Nishizawa
The Teshima Art Museum designed by Tokyo-based architect Ryue Nishizawa and Japanese artist Rei Naito opened in 2010 for the Setouchi International Art Festival that was held in the Takamatsu Port area of Japan. The open gallery space features 25cm thick shell with two elliptical openings that are open to elements (read more…)