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+green / Sinato

01:00 - 28 October, 2013
+green / Sinato, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano
  • Architects

  • Location

    Japan, 〒154-0012 Tokyo, Setagaya, Komazawa, 1 Chome21−7 サナイコーポ2
  • Architect in Charge

    Chikara Ohno
  • Area

    1153.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +14

Vespertinas Nuevo Continente School / Miguel Montor

01:00 - 28 October, 2013
Vespertinas Nuevo Continente School / Miguel Montor, © Alberto Moreno Guzmán
© Alberto Moreno Guzmán
  • Architect

  • Location

    Prolongación Zaragoza 61, Colonia la Capilla, 76176 Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico
  • Collaborator

    Lorenzo Farfán
  • Structures

    Sergio Ruiz De Velasco
  • Construction

    Juvencio Álvarez
  • Project Area

    2400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

    Alberto Moreno Guzmán

© Alberto Moreno Guzmán © Alberto Moreno Guzmán © Alberto Moreno Guzmán © Alberto Moreno Guzmán +22

ITI 68 / C Arquitectos

00:00 - 28 October, 2013
ITI 68 / C Arquitectos, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque
  • Architects

  • Location

    Parques "Circuito Bicentenario", Circuito Interior (Paseo de las Jacarandas) esquina Insurgentes, Santa María Insurgentes, 06430 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
  • Architect In Charge

    René Caro
  • Collaborators

    Jesús López, Alberto Mendoza, José Luis Rojo
  • Consultants

    CGS Mecánica de Suelos, PESA Proyecto Estructural, SeIIESA Instalaciones
  • Construction

    Renovarq
  • Owner

    Desarrolladora Inmobiliaria WELT
  • Project Area

    1185.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque +17

The Library: A World History

01:00 - 27 October, 2013
© Will Pryce
© Will Pryce

Written by James WP Campbell and featuring stunning photography by Will Pryce, "The Library: A World History" (published by Thames & Hudson 2013) explores the evolution of libraries in different cultures and throughout the ages. It investigates how technical innovations as well as changing cultural attitudes have shaped the designs of libraries from the tablet storehouses of ancient Mesopotamia to today's multi-functional media centres.

Read on for some insights from the book and more of its beautiful photography

Straight Lines or Curves, Which Do We Prefer?

00:00 - 27 October, 2013
Straight Lines or Curves, Which Do We Prefer? , © Flickr user, Simon & Vicki
© Flickr user, Simon & Vicki

Do we prefer straight lines or curves? According to Eric Jaffe's article on Fast Co.Design, it seems we subconsciously prefer the latter. Our brains, he claims, have evolved to perceive potential threat in sharp edges. "Square watches, pointy couches, and the like activate the amygdala. The part of the brain that processes fear."  Thus, our feelings, buying habits and favorite buildings are subject to our affection of curves. Investigate for yourself and make sure to read the full article here, “Why Our Brains Love Curvy Architecture.

Hipsterkasbah (Otaniemi Campus, Aalto University) / ALA Architects

01:00 - 27 October, 2013
Hipsterkasbah (Otaniemi Campus, Aalto University) / ALA Architects, Boulevard Rendering. Image © ALA Architects
Boulevard Rendering. Image © ALA Architects

ALA Architect's submission for Aalto University's Campus2015 international design competition proposed a "conglomerate of buildings to form an incubator of activity." Their aim was to "connect existing structures and projects to create a new areal hotspot, an urban concentration with vivid street life" in order to nurture an "open display of creativity."

Hall House / Salmela Architect

01:00 - 27 October, 2013
Hall House / Salmela Architect, © Paul Crosby
© Paul Crosby
  • Architects

  • Location

    Duluth, MN, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    David Salmela
  • Project Architect

    Malini Srivastava
  • Builder

    Rod & Sons Carpentry
  • Structural Engineering

    Meyer Borgman & Johnson
  • Area

    2424.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Paul Crosby © Paul Crosby © Paul Crosby © Paul Crosby +28

Greenhouse Botanical Garden Grueningen / idA

01:00 - 27 October, 2013
© Markus Bertschi
© Markus Bertschi

© Ladina Bischof © Ladina Bischof © Markus Bertschi © Markus Bertschi +16

2013 Shenzhen Biennale, UABB (Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism /Architecture)

01:00 - 27 October, 2013
2013 Shenzhen Biennale, UABB (Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism /Architecture), Courtesy of UABB / Transformation of the Guangdong Float Glass Factory
Courtesy of UABB / Transformation of the Guangdong Float Glass Factory

Now in its 5th edition, the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (UABB) is the only biennial exhibition in the world to be based exclusively on the themes of urbanism and urbanization and is co-organized by Shenzhen and Hong Kong, making it one of the most important events on its type in the region.

The UABB has developed strong alliances with partners both local, regional and from all over the world. Among them include globally renowned cultural institutions like Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), MAXXI, OMA, Droog Design, International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo, MIT, MoMA New York, and The Berlage.

The curator for this year is Ole Bouman, and amajor attraction of the 2013 Shenzhen Biennale is the creative and dramatic transformation of an old Shenzhen glass factory into one of the Biennale’s core venues for this year. Spearheaded by Ole Bouman, the UABB’s curator and creative director, the project adhered to his manifesto statement of “Biennale as risk.” The revitalisation effort not only provides a unique and functional exhibition space for the Biennale but it reclaims a piece of heritage and history. As a broader objective, the makeover is also a step in redefining Shenzhen’s identity. In completing the urban intervention, Mr. Bouman now calls it a ‘Value Factory’ to manufacture ideas and knowledge.

More after the break.

Çanakkale Antenna Tower International Competition

01:00 - 27 October, 2013
Çanakkale Antenna Tower International Competition, Competition Site
Competition Site

Çanakkale, a city of unique urban heritage, is situated on the northwestern coast of Turkey along the Aegean Sea and Dardanelles. The new antenna tower to be designed will be located at the southern outskirt of Çanakkale and will broadcast to the surrounding cities. The site for the proposed tower is on the top of a hill -and within a national forest- providing stunning views of the Dardanelles.

The competitors are strongly recommended to consider the technological requirements of the broadcasting tower and recreational potentials of a public entity with equal emphasis.

The scope of the competition is not only limited to the design of an iconic antenna tower but also includes development of innovative concepts for creating outdoor and indoor spaces enabling public programs of leisure, recreation and exhibition that will attract local people as well as tourists. The design and the position of the project should create a destination in the region that will be renown throughout Turkey.

More information after the break.

Design Miami Pavilion / formlessfinder

01:00 - 27 October, 2013
Design Miami Pavilion / formlessfinder, Courtesy of formlessfinder
Courtesy of formlessfinder

Each December, Design Miami/ commissions early-career architects to build a designed environment for the fair's entrance as part of its biannual Design Commissions program. This year's winning proposal, dubbed "Tent Pile," was designed by the New York-based architectural practice formlessfinder. Its design harnesses the properties of sand and aluminum to create shade, seating, cool air and a space to play for Miami's public.

Building Refurbishment in Pamplona / Alfonso Alzugaray

01:00 - 27 October, 2013
Building Refurbishment in Pamplona / Alfonso Alzugaray , © Luis Prieto
© Luis Prieto
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Nueva, 15, 31001 Pamplona, Navarre, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Alfonso Alzugaray, Carlos Urzainqui
  • Collaborators

    Leire Leoz
  • Area

    188.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Luis Prieto © Luis Prieto © Luis Prieto © Luis Prieto +19

Toormix Workshop / vora arquitectura

00:00 - 27 October, 2013
Toormix Workshop / vora arquitectura, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer del Torrent de l'Olla, 15, 08012 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Pere Buil, Toni Riba
  • Area

    20.0 m2
  • Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +9

A House In A Forest / Igloo Architecture

01:00 - 27 October, 2013
A House In A Forest / Igloo Architecture, © Andrei Creangă
© Andrei Creangă
  • Architects

  • Location

    Corbeanca, Romania
  • Design Team

    Bruno Andreşoiu, Ana Dinuţă, Catrinel Negru, Mircea Stroescu, Dana Tigan
  • Structural engineering

    Paul Sandu, Florentina Sandu
  • Installations

    George Cristescu, Emanuel Mihai
  • Area

    550.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Andrei Creangă © Andrei Creangă © Andrei Creangă © Andrei Creangă +19

SADAR+VUGA Shares Second in Central Mosque of Pristina Competition

01:00 - 26 October, 2013
SADAR+VUGA Shares Second in Central Mosque of Pristina Competition, Mandatory 2. Image © SADAR + VUGA
Mandatory 2. Image © SADAR + VUGA

The competition isn't over yet as the jury for the Central Mosque of Pristina Competition has announced two second place prizes and no winner. Organized by the Islamic Community of Kosovo, the competition seeks to create a place "where understanding, humanity, tolerance, respect and sincere love shall be cultivated." Slovenian firm SADAR+VUGA was one of the two teams awarded second prize with their project 21PR22. Follow us after the break to learn more. 

Interior. Image © SADAR + VUGA Mosque Model. Image © SADAR + VUGA Entrance 1. Image © SADAR + VUGA Mandatory 1. Image © SADAR + VUGA +24

Social Green House / Darkitectura

01:00 - 26 October, 2013
Social Green House / Darkitectura, © Julio Juárez
© Julio Juárez
  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico
  • Design Team

    Julio Juárez, Hugo Maldonado, Luis Arteaga
  • Area

    85.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Julio Juárez © Julio Juárez © Julio Juárez © Julio Juárez +20

Pomeranian / AEC Krymow & Partners

01:00 - 26 October, 2013
Pomeranian / AEC Krymow & Partners, Courtesy of AEC Krymow & Partners
Courtesy of AEC Krymow & Partners
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gdynia, Poland
  • Architect in Charge

    Georg Krymow
  • Building And Executive Project

    Georg Krymow, Daniel Cabanek, Joanna Rogóyska, Karol Zdanuczyk, Michał Reduta, Patrycja Marcinkowska, Krzysztof Starzyk, Dominik Dratwa, Marcin Wesoły, Jacek Pietruszka, Andrzej Sobótka, Ireneusz Sosnowski, Artur Bronisz
  • Supervision

    Georg Krymow, Daniel Cabanek
  • General Contractor

    Warbud S.A.
  • Area

    13055.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of AEC Krymow & Partners

Courtesy of AEC Krymow & Partners Courtesy of AEC Krymow & Partners Courtesy of AEC Krymow & Partners Courtesy of AEC Krymow & Partners +20

Danish National Maritime Museum / BIG by George Messaritakis

01:00 - 26 October, 2013
Danish National Maritime Museum / BIG by George Messaritakis, © George Messaritakis
© George Messaritakis

Some days ago we featured BIG's Danish National Maritime Museum, the 17,500 sqm below ground museum. We now have more photos taken by photographer George Messaritakis. You can check them all after the break.

© George Messaritakis © George Messaritakis © George Messaritakis © George Messaritakis +32