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Secondary School Pla Marcel / ONL Arquitectura

  • Architects: ONL Arquitectura
  • Location: Cardedeu, Spain
  • Developer: Departament d'Educació de la Generalitat de Catalunya. GISA
  • Constructors: Vias y Construcciones , S.A.
  • Collaborators : Gianluca Giaccone, arq. - Oscar Vendrell, arq. - Giorgia Sgarbossa, arq. - Mar Balcells, estudiant d’arq.
  • Installations: Àbac Enginyers
  • Structure: BIS Arquitectes
  • Area: 2792.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of ONL Arquitectura

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Cabañas Tumbaco / Diez + Muller Arquitectos

© Sebastian Crespo
© Sebastian Crespo
  • Architects: Diez + Muller Arquitectos
  • Location: Tumbaco, Ecuador
  • Design Team: Felipe Muller, Gonzalo Diez, Álvaro Borrero
  • Construction: Hernán Miño
  • Year: 2012
  • Photography: Sebastian Crespo, Cortesia de Felipe Muller

© Sebastian Crespo © Sebastian Crespo © Sebastian Crespo Courtesy of Felipe Muller

9 Gathered Huts / NKS Architects

  • Architects: NKS Architects
  • Location: Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Noriko + Kaoru Suehiro
  • Structure: RC+S, 1 story
  • Area: 293.87 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Kouji Okamoto

© Kouji Okamoto © Kouji Okamoto © Kouji Okamoto © Kouji Okamoto

Reconstruction of an Old Rural Mansion / Dot Arquitectes

  • Architects: Dot Arquitectes
  • Location: Vall de Vianya, Catalonia, Spain
  • Architects: Bet Capdeferro, Ramón Bosch
  • Area: 500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Dot Arquitectes

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House H / mattch

© nacasa&partners © nacasa&partners © nacasa&partners © nacasa&partners

  • Architects: mattch
  • Location: tenpaku-ku Nagoya-shi,aichi-ken japan
  • Area: 115.95 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: nacasa&partners

Helsinki Central Library Competition Entry / PAR + Arup

In contrast to the other buildings in the Töölönlahti District of Helsinki, an essential component of the design by PAR and Arup for the Central Library involved creating a public space at the top of the library—visually connecting Töölönlahti to Senate Square and the city at large. The library is organized by six intersecting axes that afford spectacular vistas while creating a variety of spatial configurations for the library’s program. With it’s six floor levels each pointing toward a celebrated landmark, the Central Library becomes a symbolic center for city. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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Master Jury Announced for the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

2007 Cycle - School in Rudrapur / Courtesy of Aga Khan Development Network
2007 Cycle - School in Rudrapur / Courtesy of Aga Khan Development Network

The members of the Master Jury were just announced for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, which is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. The Jury, which includes Mr. David Adjaye, Dr. Howayda al-Harithy, Mr. Michel Desvigne, Professor Mahmood Mamdani, Mr. Kamil Merican, Professor Toshiko Mori, Ms. Shahzia Sikander, Mr. Murat Tabanlioglu, and Mr. Wang Shu,  independently selects the recipients of the US$ 1 million Award, will convene in January 2013 to select a shortlist from hundreds of nominated projects. The shortlisted projects will then be subject to rigorous on-site reviews by independent experts. The Jury will meet for a second time in June 2013 to examine the on-site reviews and then select the final recipients of the Award. More information on the Master Jury after the break.

Helsinki Central Library Competition Entry / OODA

The proposal for the Helsinki Central Library by OODA tries to merge the most efficient program articulation with a strong concept which intends to suggest the overall theme integrated with Helsinki’s context. Their building acts as a shifting point between the two demarked city urban networks – ancient and modern – merging both, creating a public path that connects to the park while it simultaneously generates the formal composition. The new central library will be much more than a traditional library. It will be a dynamic entity, fully equipped, comprised of the physical spaces themselves as well as technology, library collections, staff, tourists in an all-age designed forefront building. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Golden State Warriors Stadium / Snøhetta + AECOM

The Golden State Warriors recently announced that Snøhetta and AECOM have been selected as the architecture team to design the Warriors’ new sports and entertainment complex on the San Francisco waterfront. Currently in the final stages of the agreement, the new stadium will be a true centerpiece in hosting the Bay Area’s NBA basketball team, as well as provide a great venue concerts, cultural events and conventions, which are all prominent events the city currently cannot accommodate. More images of the architects’ design can be viewed after the break.

T House / Tsushima Design Studio

  • Architects: Tsushima Design Studio
  • Location: Kamakura, Japan
  • Principal: Mr. Toshio Tsushima
  • Design Architects: Tsushima Design Studio (TDS)
  • Contractor: Ito Construction Company
  • Structural Designer: 株式会社KAP/空間工学研究所
  • Client: Withheld
  • Area: 200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

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Lorain County Community College iLOFT / Sasaki Associates

  • Architects: Sasaki Associates
  • Location: Elyria, Ohio, United States
  • Team: Bryan Irwin, Katia Lucic, Jen Imbaro, Tala Klinck
  • Associate Architect: Clark & Post Architects, Inc.
  • Contractor: Ozanne Construction
  • Lighting: Tillotson Design Group
  • Electrical and Mechanical: Karpinksi Engineering
  • Structural: LKL Engineers
  • Area: 109,000 ft2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Scott Pease

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G1 House / Gabriel Rivera Arquitectos

© Sebastian Crespo © Sebastian Crespo © Sebastian Crespo © Sebastian Crespo

Sloping House / Atelier 37.2

  • Architects: Atelier 37.2
  • Location: 18 rue rampal, Paris, France
  • Collaborators: Anna Checchi, Christophe Bernard
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Atelier 37.2

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Video: Shopping Roof Apartments / OFIS Arhitekti

Above is a video by OFIS Arhitekti featuring their Shopping Roof Apartments project in Slovenia. With the initial task from the client to build a new shopping mall on the plot of the existing one, their project cleverly proposed use of the shopping roof for additional volume-as new apartments. The organization of the housing and the envelope of the apartments open towards mountain views and the sun. Therefore the front, wooden facade is mostly transparent with panoramic windows.

Sustainable Market Square Third Prize Winning Proposal / Various Architects

In their ‘Flying Market’ concept for the sustainable market square proposal in Casablanca, which won the third prize, the architects began with a simple exercise, utilizing associative words, gathering inspirations and ideas to define the project and its aim. Designed by Florent Chagny, Soufia Louzir, Thomas Sponti, and Florian Chazeau, they decided to propose a ‘magic’ cover, a transformative cap to the utilitarian every-day market. The design, a structural network, levitates over the market utilizing a suspension system of twenty-three colorful Helium balloons. More images and architects’ description after the break.