Seongbuk Gate Hills / Joel Sanders Architect and Haeahn Architecture

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Architects: Joel Sanders Architect, Haeahn Architecture
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Client: LIG Engineering&Construction Co.
Size: 8,000 squaremeters / 2 acres / 86,111 sf
Units: 12 at 3,000 sf each
Photographs: ChaiSoo Ok


Flashback: The New 42nd Street Studios / Platt Byard Dovell White Architects

Elliott Kaufmann

Architects: Platt Byard Dovell White Architects
Location: 225-229 West 42nd Street, ,
Completed: 2000
Photographs: Elliott Kaufmann

Study shows Architecture Graduates with Highest Unemployment Rate

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A recent study released by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce states that students who have recently graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in architecture have experience the highest rates of unemployment. The information was gathered using 2009 and 2010 data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Continue reading after the break for more detail information about the study.

HOME:Unusual Store / Luigi Valente

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Architects: Luigi Valente
Location: ,
Year: 2011
Design Team: Cristian Farinella, Lorena Greco
Lighting Plan: Luigi Valente, Cristian Farinella, Lorena Greco
Client: Salvatore Gaglione
Photographs: Stefano Pedretti


Hudson River Education Center And Pavilion / Architecture Research Office

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Architects: Architecture Research Office
Location: Beacon, , USA
Project Team: Principal-in-charge: Adam Yarinsky; Project Team: Jeff Hong (project architect), Neil Patel, Jejon Yeung, Si Eun Lee
Gross Square Footage: Barn = 8,000 SF; Pavilion = 2,700 SF
Total Project Cost (including park): $8,720,000
Client: Scenic Hudson Land Trust, Inc.
Photographs: James Ewing

Nomura 24 House / Antonino Cardillo architect

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Architects: Antonino Cardillo architect,
Location: Takarazuka,
client: Nomura Koumuten
project year: 2010
Project area: 150 sqm
budget: ¥ 59.900.000
Photographs: Antonino Cardillo


The Imbued Potential of Vacant Land

Vacant land is a looming problem for many cities, especially when it remains undeveloped for years or is transformed into garbage dumps and parking lots. But when designers begin to notice these voids within the activity of a city they are able to unlock the inherent potential in the land. That is precisely what “Not a Vacant Lot”, as part of DesignPhiladephia, did this October. Philadelphia’s 40,000 vacant lots are both a challenge and an opportunity for young designers, artists and architects to tranform these under-utilized spaces into experiences within the fabric of the urban environment. The focal point of the design intervention was at the University of the Arts lot on 313 S. Broad Street, just a few blocks from Philadelphia’s center. It featured a reinterpreted map of Philadelphia by PennDesign students and Marianne Bernstein’s Play House, an 8′x8′ aluminum cube which, in its simplicity, could unlock the potential of this particular lot. But this engagement of vacant land was just one such intervention in a series artist installations throughout Philadelphia.  Another such intervention, GroundPaper, was designed by two collaborating artists, Mike Ski and KT Butterfield.  The site of their choosing was along the banks of the Delaware River in Fishtown, a neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Read on to see what artists can accomplish with no budget, a vacant lot and an inspired idea.

Grebovka Pavilion / SGL Projekt s.r.o.

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Architects: SGL Projekt s.r.o.  – Jiří javůrek, Vladimír Thiele
Location: ,
Date completed: 03/2010
Photographs: Filip Šlapal

Adding Green Spaces to Suburbs

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The quaint and picturesque suburbs have insulated themselves against the urban environment with miles of highways, strip malls and the traffic between endless sprawl. To get to the artificial nature of surburban streets and parks you must first make an exodus out of the city, arriving in an area that is usually unwalkable: no sidewalks, large streets impossible to cross and large distances between destinations. Kaid Benfield looks at Montgomery County, Maryland’s streetscape initiative to address some of these issues in his article “Fixing Suburbs with Green Streets that Accommodate Everyone”.

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CANMET Material Technology Laboratory / Diamond Schmitt Architects

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Architects: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Location: , Ontario,
Structural Engineer: RJC Consulting Engineers
Mechanical Consultant: Cobalt Engineers
General Contractor: Ellis Don
Project Area: 165,000 square-feet
Project Year: 2011
Photos: Peter A. Sellar

Courtesy of EASTERN design office + KAWAGUCHI & ENGINEERS

Light Thread / EASTERN design office + KAWAGUCHI & ENGINEERS

EASTERN design office + KAWAGUCHI & ENGINEERS… shared with us their project, Light Thread, China Agricultural University’s Gymnasium / Wrestling Arena for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. During the Olympic Games, the wrestling arena has a 10,000-person capacity. After the

Kristiansand Cathedral School Gimle / Cebra

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Architects: Cebra
Location: Kristiansand,
Builder: The municipality of Kristiansand Kristiansand
Year: 2007
Project area: 16.000 sqm
Photographs: Vivian Leisner

Sport Hall in La Baule / Barré Lambot Architectes

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Architects: Barré Lambot Architectes
Location: La Baule-Escoublac,
Engineering: ISATEG and ITAC
Area: 1,650 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

‘Garden Ribbons’ – A City Hall and Urban Park / ShaGa Studio

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The new municipality building of , located in the old part of the city introduces a unique public park for the city – a green heart – that like a ribbon gradually transforms from a horizontal landscape to a vertical climatic structure. Designed by the Dutch office ShaGa Studio in collaboration with Shyovitz Architects, they define Netanya’s future identity as a coastal city which truly embraces an urban sustainable lifestyle for its residents, workers and visitors. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Carabanchel 19 / Sheppard Robson

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Architect: Sheppard Robson
Location: Madrid,
Client: Empresa Municipal De La Vivienda y Suelo
Contractor: Prasi
Project Year: 2006
Project Area: 7,600 sqm
Photographs: Dennis Gilbert

Modular Pavilion / Prechteck

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Held every five years, the competition for this year’s pavilion called for a temporary building which may be easily disassembled and relocated to another site. The modular pavilion by Prechteck exists of different parts, housing different functions, all singular cells, but the strongest in coexistence with its neighboring parts. The main concept is that during the 5 years, each cell can be assembled in a different German city and serve as an info booth to the next. At the beginning of the next five years, the parts get transported back and get reconnected on site. More images and architects’ description after the break.

LAM Café / a21 studio

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Architects: a21 studio – Nguyen Hoa Hiep, Nguyen Qui Nhon
Location: , Vietnam
Year: 2011
Photographs: Hiroyukioki

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MY- AMI Exhibition / Paul Clemence

MY- AMI, A virtual and digital exhibit of architectural photography by Paul Clemence…, has been extended to be on view until January 17th as part of the Design into Miami event, which started in November. A look at Miami’s