Theatre Park / Studio Kalamar

© Miran Kambič

Architects: Studio Kalamar – Andrej Kalamar
Location: , Slovenia
Project area: 1,460 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Miran Kambič,

Massar Rose Park / Atelier Loidl


Massar was initiated in 2005 by the Syria Trust Development as a national educational and cultural program for children and adolescents. The central project of the program in is Massar Rose Science Center, which was designed by the Danish architect Henning Larsen and is currently under construction.
The landscape featured here was designed by Atelier Loidl.

5/6 House / rzlbd

© borXu Design

Architects: rzlbd – Reza Aliabadi
Location: , Ontario, Canada
Project team: Reza Aliabadi, Lailee Soleimani, Mehrdad Tavakolian
Project area: 4,000 sq. ft.
Project year: 2010 – 2011
Photographs: borXu Design

Serlachius Museum Gösta Competition Entry / Eero Lunden Studio (Helsinki, Finland) + Eric Tan of PinkCloud.DK


Can the experience of art be enhanced through architecture?

White walls + Isolated Rooms = Good museum? ’s design of the Serlauchius Museum extension seeks to deviate from that mantra by developing an architecture that directly facilitates human interaction with art. It is ’s belief that the experience of art can be enhanced through innovative architecture and new spatial experiences. The design of the Maison Promino seeks to achieve two main goals: to create an inspiring piece of architecture that will enhance the image of Serlachius Art Museum globally and to provide a truly unique museum experience by connecting visitors with the art like never before.

Video: Knut Hamsun Center / Steven Holl

We recently found this video on Architecture Record’s website that features Steven Holl talking about his design for the Knut Hamsun Center. This design has been honored with many prestigious awards including the North Norwegian Architecture Prize and the 2011 Byggeskikkprisen.

YUL-MTL: Moving Landscapes International Ideas Competition


The Chair in Landscape and Environmental Design at University of Montreal (CPEUM) is pleased to officially launch an international ideas competition in urban design YUL-MTL : Moving Landscapes. The international ideas competition aims to reinvent the landscapes that highlight ’s international gateway corridor linking -Trudeau International Airport (YUL) to its downtown area (MTL) along Autoroute 20.

The International Ideas Competition is anonymous, free and open to all planning and design professionals. It is held as a single-stage. A total of $100,000 CAN will be awarded to and shared between 3 laureates.

More information and a link to the competition can be found after the jump.

Aurora / Henning Larsen Architects

Aurora is the title of Henning Larsen Architects’s entry for the new university hospital in Odense, . It was recently named among the three finalists. The iconic building complex provides an ideal framework for quality healthcare in the region of southern . The new Odense University Hospital (OUH) embodies an innovative building of high architectural quality, designed to meet the requirements and challenges of tomorrow. Like the goddess Aurora, the hospital finds renewal in the transition between old and new – and the conversion from tradition to modernity. The human scale supports the conception of the hospital as ”the good host” and a place where patients and visitors can easily orient themselves and feel at home. When approaching Aurora, you are met by an inviting and recognizable urban scale, where the complex is divided into varied units with each their clear entrance and reception area.

Seniors Residence and San José Chapel / Peñín Architects

© Diego Opazo

Architects: Peñín Architects
Location: , Spain
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 12,362 sqm
Photographs: Diego Opazo

Vertical Living Gallery / Shma + Sansiri PCL + SdA

Wison Tungthunya

Architects: Shma + Sansiri PCL + SdA
Location: Bangkok,
Project Year: 2011
Projecta Area: 430 sqm
Photographs: Wison Tungthunya

Flederhaus / Heri & Salli

© Mischa Erben

Architects: Heri & Salli
Location: Vienna,
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Mischa Erben

AME-LOT / Malka Architecture


Stephane Malka, of Malka Architecture has shared with ArchDaily his project AME-LOT, a material reuse, found material, restorative proposal. Further images of the project as well as a narrative from the architect are available after the break.

Toledo Apartment Renovation / Romero Vallejo Arquitectos

Juan Carlos Quindós

Architects: Romero Vallejo Arquitectos
Location: , Spain
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 100 sqm
Photographs: Juan Carlos Quindós

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part L

Photo by thomaslewandovski -

It’s 50! Since we started with the Flickr Round Up, we’ve chosen 250 photos of the best architecture photography out there. Check our Flickr Pool for more! As always, remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above was taken by thomaslewandovski in Frankfurt, Germany. Check the other four after the break.

The Indicator: Living Sustainability

Courtesy of Mark English

Sustainability can be associated with wildly expensive technological advances. Which not coincidentally can immediately turn off clients.

So how do we define it? What does it mean, from a resource-conservation standpoint, as well as from a business one? For one viewpoint, we turn to Mark English, AIA. He has promoted sustainability efforts on several different levels for years. That means that not only does he incorporate sustainable strategies in his designs, he also helps other firms implement them in their work. He has been involved in programs including the California Solar Initiative, Green-point Rating, and he is also a Director on San Francisco’s AIA Board. He also edits two online publications including “Green Compliance Plus” where articles explore such topics as Passive Houses and the debate on Green Certification, and which also assists other professionals in meeting energy-efficient goals. Another publication, “The Architect’s Take,” presents news from an architectural standpoint. In fact one of those articles provided the basis for some of this author’s work.

Wanderlust Hotel / Asylum, phunk Studio, fFurious and DP Architects

Courtesy of Wanderlust

The Wanderlust Hotel in , Singapore features a collaboration of designers from Singapore studios including Asylumphunk Studio and fFurious - together with architect firm DP Architects.  Each level is dedicated to the designs of each firm.  The Lobby is themed as Industrial Glam by Asylum – a juxtaposition of the surrounding’s setting and contemporary design.  Level 2 is Eccentricity by phunk Studio and is designed with bright colors and neon lights on all the surfaces, including a rainbow corridor and mosaic tiled jacuzzi. Level 3 is Is it just Black and White by DP Architects which feature contrasting black and white painted spaces with origami and Pop-Art works on display.  Level 4 is Creature Comforts by where friendly monsters keep guests company in their rooms.

Read on for more images of the Wanderlust Hotel after the break.

Beirut Residential Building / ACCENT DESIGN GROUP


Adjacent to a central transportation artery for the city of , and situated at the nexus of two urban fabrics, this design negotiates issues of scale, unit diversity, views and zoning regulations. Stacked glass boxes emerge from a massing, which is positioned to maximize buildable area.

Containers of Hope / Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture

© Andres Garcia Lachner

Architects: Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture
Location: , Costa Rica
Project area: 100 sqm
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Andres Garcia Lachner

Olympic Port Competition Entry / Machado and Silvetti Associates with Jorge Mario Jáuregui


Machado and Silvetti Associates shared with us their entry for the Olympic Port Competition that came in fourth place. This project proposal for the 2016 Olympic Media Village in includes housing for 11,000 people, retail and office space, a 5-star hotel and a convention center. To accommodate post-Olympic marketing of the buildings the entire residential and office program has the capacity to be transformed from a hotel setting with individually accessed bedrooms and private baths to two- and three-bedroom apartments and leasable tenant space.