House of Agostos / Pedro Domingos Arquitectos


Architects: Pedro Domingos Arquitectos
Location: Santa Barbara-de-Nexe, ,
Project Team: Celia Faria, Humberto Dias, Sonia Carvalheiro
Completion: 2011
Engineering: Luis Santos Palma, JAC, João Teixeira da Silva
Built Área: 200 sqm (house) + 900 sqm (landscape)
Cost: 250,000 Euros
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

In Progress: Roche Building 1 / Herzog & de Meuron

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Earlier this month, Roche held a foundation stone-laying ceremony for their new office building that is currently being constructed in , . Designed by the -based architecture practice of Herzog & de Meuron, the 178-meter-tall tapering structure will be formed by superimposed floor slabs that narrow as the high rise ascends. Its simple shape and predominantly white color scheme will anchor itself within the urban setting of Basel and become one of the few high rises scattered throughout the city’s skyline.

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Video: Studio Weave, Architect Profile

Maria Smith and Je Ahn are the award-winning duo behind exciting young architecture practice Studio Weave. The Longest Bench, their project in Littlehampton, was shortlisted for the Condé Nast Traveller’s Innovation & Design Award and won the Civic Trust Award and Special Award for Community Impact and Engagement. Smith and Ahn take on a tour of one of their latest projects, St Pancras Church Garden, where they tell us about how writing stories form part of their design process and what’s next for the young team.

MATA South Intermodal Facility / brg3s architects

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Architects: brg3s architects
Location: Tennessee,
Architect of Record: TRO Jung|Brannen
Consultants: AECOM – interiors, James Toles and Associates – structural, JPA – Landscape architects, Bryson Hardy of E.W. MOON, Inc. – civil engineering
General Contractor: Zellner Construction Services
Building Area: 68,425 sf (under roof); 32,400 (enclosed)
Date of Completion: December 2010
Photographs: Jeffrey Jacobs Photography


ArchDaily takes on the National Mall by Bike

Washington National Monument and the Capitol Building © Karissa Rosenfield / ArchDaily

Partially cloudy with a high in the mid-seventies, this was weather we couldn’t say no to on the Sunday after the 2012 National Convention. Therefore we took advantage of the Washington D.C. Capital Bikeshare and set off on a self-guided tour of the National Mall. Although the National Mall was packed with graduates and tourists, we managed to weave in and out of pedestrian traffic quick enough to visit many of the historic buildings and memorials before heading off to Eero Saarinen’s beautiful Dulles International Airport. What a perfect way to wrap up an eventful week in the nation’s capital.

Private House / BoA Studio Architetti

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Architects: BoA Studio Architetti – Martina Cafaro, Carlo Zavan
Location: Treviso,
Concept: 1st Phase mzc+ (Mario Marchetti, Fabio Zampiero, Giuseppe Cangialosi) 2nd Phase: Amaca Architetti Associati (Carlo Zavan, Monica Bosio, Martina Cafaro, Marco Ferrari)
Executive Design and Supervision: Amaca architetti Associati , : Martina Cafaro e Carlo Zavan/Remo Maitan-Incontri s.r.l.
Project Team: Carlo Zavan, Martina Cafaro, Serena Guadagnini, Elena Cecchetto
Photographs: Marco Zanta


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EXHIBITOR Magazine’s Expo 2012 Awards Competition

With Expo 2012 debuting this month in Yeosu, South Korea, EXHIBITOR Magazine is now seeking entries for its Expo 2012 Awards competition. The contest will be judged by a star-studded panel of multidisciplinary design, marketing, and communications experts who will…

Residencial-Commercial Building In Azzate / Park Associati

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Architects: Park Associati - Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi
Location: Via Piave, (Varese), Italy
Client: FIM Group SpA, Varese
Design team: Danilo Annoscia, Andrea Dalpasso, Marinella Ferrari, Marco Neri, Pietro Pezzani, Paolo Uboldi
Completion: 2011
Site Area: 8,935 sqm
Photographs: Andrea MartiradonnaLeo Torri


Musée de la Romanitée Narbonne / Foster + Partners


Foster + Partners was awarded first prize for their museum design in collaboration with Adrien Gardere for Narbonne in southern .  The museum’s central collection includes more than 1,000 ancient stone relief funerary blocks excavated from a nearby archaeological site, as Narbonne’s historical past as a vital Roman port has left an impressive legacy of buildings and ancient relics.  Within the new design, Foster + Partners has created a wall to insert the stones that will act as a natural barrier to separate the public galleries from the more private restoration spaces.  The building will also reinforce the strong landscape connection between water and gardens due to the site’s adjacency to the Canal du Midi.

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Atelier de Jardim AS / Atelier Carvalho Araújo

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Architects: Atelier Carvalho Araújo – José Manuel Carvalho Araújo
Location: ,
Design Team: Joel Moniz, Filipe Russel, Hugo Melo
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Hugo Carvalho Araújo

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Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) Terminal 1 Renovations / Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee

With an arrival sequence that starts at curbside with a new canopy system providing both shelter and a new architectural image for the building, the renovations for Terminal 1 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport have been carefully considered and addressed. Designed…

Gordons Bay House / Luigi Rosselli Architects

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Architects: Luigi Rosselli Architects
Location: , Australia
Project Architect: Corrado Palleschi
Interior Designer: Alexandra Donohoe
Landscape Architect: Terragram
Builder: Moulds Constructions
Joiner: Corelli Joinery
Structural & Hydraulic Engineer: Rooney and Bye Pty Ltd
Photographs: Justin Alexander, Richard Glover

modeLab Approach Workshop

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Approach, a two-day parametric design workshop June 23-24, put on by Studio Mode / modeLab, will introduce participants to advanced topics in Grasshopper for Rhinoceros. In a fast-paced and hands-on learning environment, participants will iteratively engage a diverse set of parametric approaches to case-study design scenarios, each requiring advanced creation and manipulation of Data Structures and/or the extension of Grasshopper’s Parametric Workflow. The collection of case-studies will furthermore provide a mechanism to critically assess the value in each approach relative to workflow, best practices, linear versus non-linear design processes, and opportunities for modular re-use in other design contexts. For more information, please visit here.

Dyke Road Avenue / BBM Sustainable Design

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Architects: BBM Sustainable Design Ltd 
Location: No.5 Dyke Road, , England
Interior Design: Donna Gray at Milk
Bespoke Furniture: Donna Gray at Milk
Landscape Design: Donna Gray at Milk
Consultant Engineer: BEP Consulting Engineers
Gross Floor Area: House as existing: 176 sqm. New House: 277 sqm
Budget: £250,000
Main Contractor: Chalmers & Co
Photographs: Courtesy of BBM Sustainable Design Ltd 


University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences / HOK

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HOK was recently selected to design the new University at (UB) School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on its downtown campus upon winning a global design ideas competition. Located at the center of the region’s emerging bio-sciences corridor, this new transit-oriented medical school development will anchor a lively, urban mixed-use district on campus and bring 1,200 students, faculty and staff downtown. With the goal of fostering collaboration and interdisciplinary care, the new academic medical center will create connections that allow students, faculty, biomedical researchers and clinicians to move easily from classroom to bedside to lab. More images and archtiects’ description after the break.

Chongqing Mountain & City Sales Office / One Plus Partnership

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Architects: One Plus Partnership Limited
Location: Chongqing,
Designers Involved: Ajax Law Ling Kit, Virginia Lung
Area: 1,600 sqm
Photographers: Ajax Law Ling Kit, Virginia Lung

Aireys Inlet House / Turco & Associates

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Architect: Turco & Associates assisted by Mitsuori Architects
Location: Aireys Inlet, Victoria,
Project Team: Michael Turco, Matt Chamberlain, Michael Giese, Melissa Lim
Structural Engineer: M.R. Anderson Consulting Engineers
Builder: BDH Constructions
Completion: 2010
Building Area: 194 sqm
Site Area: 4,402 sqm
Photographs: Michael Giese, Jeremy Davis


One Ocean, Thematic Pavilion EXPO 2012 / soma


As we reported earlier, the highly anticipated Thematic Pavilion for the EXPO 2012 opened earlier this month in Yeosu, . Now, the Austrian architects of soma have shared with us images of that opening day, inviting you inside for a closer look at the unique building that has captured the attention of many.

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