Bajo Martin County / Magén Arquitectos

© Pedro Pegenaute

Architects: Magén Arquitectos  – Jaime Magén
Location: N-232. (Teruel),
Developer: Bajo Martin County Seat
Collaborators: Beatriz Olona, María Tejel (architects), José Luis Sánchez (quantity surveyor), Rafael González (engineer), José Sainz (structure)
Construction: Conavinsa SA. Grupo Praínsa
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute


Julie Davidow’s “archiTECTONIC” Paintings at Diana Lowenstein Gallery

Milwaukee Art Museum by Santiago Calatrava - Courtesy of Julie Davidow

Diana Lowenstein Gallery is pleased to present “archiTECTONICS” a solo exhibition of new work by artist, Julie Davidow. The work will be on view from February 11 – April 8, 2012 in the front gallery. Using cues from architecture, design and construction, Davidow’s paintings – with their minimal and precise qualities – create a two-dimensional world derived from the space that we inhabit.

More about this exhibit after the break.

Powerhouse Company: Ouvertures

We are excited to share with you Powerhouse Company’s monograph of their work. We have featured their work before including the innovative Spiral House. Among the usual powerful rendering the book has sketches that express a sense of playfulness and fun. The essays in this book should not be missed. Interesting to us here at ArchDaily, Nanne de Ru and Charles Bessard briefly discuss the impact the internet has had on their firm and the profession as a whole, both the good and the bad. A theme that jumps out at me from their text is the role speed has to do with architecture. Architecture is slow while the world is increasingly moving faster. We found much of the text fascinating and received permission to publish an expert from the book; it will be posted Monday so keep your eyes out for it. It should generate quite a bit of discussion.


Info Portal Rebild National Park Proposal / TRANSFORM

TRANSFORM… shared with us their proposal for the Info Portal Rebild National Park competition. Offering some of the most dramatic and ‘authentic’ landscapes in Denmark, the park’s new info portal is placed on the edge of the town Rebild and

2012 Olympic Pavilion for BMW / Serie Architects

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Serie Architects‘ proposal was recently selected as the design for the 2012 Olympic Pavilion for BMW following a sustainable design competition. Their cutting-edge design will represent a significant architectural addition to the Olympic Park, while reflecting the company’s deep commitment to sustainability. BMW’s pavilion, which has a floor space of 800m2, will be built on an elevated site above the Waterworks River, situated between the Olympic Stadium and the Aquatics Center. More images and architects’ description after the break.

BIG wins competition for the new Kimball Art Center in Park City


BIG has just been announced as the winner of the competition for the new Kimball Art Center in , . The non-profit community center for the visual arts, which started in 1976, invites people to experience art through education, exhibitions and events. The aging historic building (dated from 1929) was in need of restoration and an addition that could allow the organization to increase their educational outreach and enhance the quality and scale of the exhibitions, while maintaining free admission to the public.

The competition’s shortlist included some of the (in my opinion) best firms in the US these days: BIG (actually Danish, but with an office in NY, which in a way “landed” in the US with several ongoing projects), Brooks + ScarpaSparano + Mooney ArchitectureTod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects, and Will Bruder + Partners LTD

You can check BIG’s proposal previously featured at ArchDaily, a project that stood out not only in formal aspects, but because of its connection with the history that the Kimball Art Center has represented.

Courtesy of Architecture Foundation Australia

Blue Mountains Architecture Master Class

 Architecture Foundation Australia will be presenting the Blue Mountains Architecture Master Class, a residential studio based one week program being held with Rick Joy in the Blue Mountains Australia with Richard Leplastrier and Peter Stutchbury….
The program will be

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School Of Music In Lisbon / João Luís Carrilho da Graça


Architect: João Luís Carrilho da Graça
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Design Team: Giulia de Appolonia, Susana Rato, Paulo Costa, João Manuel Alves, Filipe Homem, Inês Cortesão, Carlos Pereira, Miguel Costa, Pedro Teixeira de Melo, architects. Tiago Castela, Julieta Cunha,Paula Miranda, Joanna Malitzki, Miguel Casal Ribeiro, Frederique Petit, trainees; Nuno Pinto, graphic modelling; Paulo Barreto and Vanda Neto, models
Area: 16 900 sqm
Cost: 12 500 000.00 €
Client: Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa
Photographs: FS+SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura, João Luís Carrilho da Graça 

Uenergy Health Club / GAJ Architects


Architect: Godwin Austen Johnson
Location: DIFC, ,
Project year: 2011
Project Architect: Jonathan Ashmore
Partners in charge: Jason Burnside & Michael Dawson
Project size: 650 sqm
Client: uenergy by uconcept
Contractor: Highate Interiors
MEP consultants: Scott Wilson ME
Photo credits: GAJ


Horizontal Showcase / Paloma Baquero Masats + Juan Antonio Serrano García

© Javier Callejas Sevilla

Architects: Paloma Baquero Masats + Juan Antonio Serrano García
Location: Puerta Real nº 1 Inside Passage local 2, 18009 Granada,
Developer, Owner: Antonio Salto M.
Total Budget: €50,000
Built Area: 35 sqm
Photographs: Javier Callejas Sevilla

Riva San Vitale House / Gianluca Martinelli Architetto

© Simone Mengani

Architect: Gianluca Martinelli Architetto
Location: Riva San Vitale, , Switzerland
Project Team: Linda Cincinelli and Simone Ruffoni
Engineer: Marco Chiesa and Massimo Michelazzi
Site Area: 640 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Simone Mengani


AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LX

Photo by Vesper Hsieh -

We’re almost at 70,000 for our Flickr Pool! 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 Vesper Hsieh in Barcelona, . Check the other four after the break.

Roebuck Castle Student Residence, UCD / Kavanagh Tuite Architects

© Paul Tierney

Architects: Kavanagh Tuite Architects
Location: UCD Belfield Campus, ,
Project Managers: KSN Project Managers, Dublin
Client: UCD Property Services
Engineers: Hanley Pepper Consulting Civil & Structural Engineers, Dublin.M&E
Consultants: Delap& Waller Consulting Engineers, Dublin.
Quantity Surveyors: Kane Crowe Kavanagh, Dublin
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Paul Tierney, Kavanagh Tuite


Great Pier / !melk + UrbanLab + HOK

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The competition for re-imagining Chicago’s historic Navy Pier has produced some ambitious examples of design ingenuity and innovation.  Feeding off of Daniel Burnham’s memorable quote “make no little plans”, this proposal comes from a design team led by !melkprinciple Jerry Van Eyck, UrbanLab and HOK - a series of “dramatic ideas to  reconceptualize Chicago’s preeminent exclamation point extending from the Great Lakes to the world”.  The intention behind this proposal is to provide a dynamic place in a historic area that provides a cultural landmark as well as a world-wide attraction that stems from the geological history of the site itself.

Follow us after the break for a more in-depth look at this project.

Granja Viana House / Arquiteto Gilberto Belleza

© Fran Parente

Architects: Arquiteto Gilberto Belleza
Location: Carapicuiba, ,
Design Team: Arq. Fabiana Landi, Arquiteta Tatiane Amorim, Arquiteta Vanessa Bucelli
Site Area: 803,00 sqm
Constructed Area: 400,00 sqm
Completion: 2008/2009
Photographs: Fran Parente


Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse damaged by Fire

’s Cité Radieuse has been severely damaged fire. The nine-story “vertical village” in Marseille, became a historic monument in 1995 and serves as one of the most important postwar landmarks of modernist architecture.

The fire began Thursday afternoon in a first floor duplex. Firefighters fought over 12 hours to tame the blaze and were able to bring it under control earlier this morning. Many reports state at least eight to eleven homes were destroyed and twenty to thirty were damaged by smoke. All residents were evacuated late on Thursday. Thankfully, no one was critically injured and only five people were treaded in the hospital for minor injuries.

Le Corbusier built the social housing complex between 1947 and 1951. About 1,600 people live it its 334 famous duplex apartments. Some residents have resided in the complex since its inauguration. Many of the inhabitants include middle-class teachers and architects.

It remains unclear on how the fire was started.

Find more information on Unite d’ Habitation here on ArchDaily.

Reference: Le Huffington Post, The Guardian

Exhibition Center Of Sherbrooke / CCM²

© Stéphane Groleau

Architects: CCM² – Côté Chabot Morel Architectes
Location: Sherbrooke, Quebec,
Project Manager: Pierre Morel
Design Team: Yan Laplante, Mathieu Morel, Pierre Morel
Engineers: SNC Lavalin
Client: The City of Sherbrooke
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Stéphane Groleau

Erasmus University College Housing / Erick van Egeraat

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The design of the new housing project for the Erasmus University College by Erick van Egeraat consists out of five stories and houses a lecture hall, reading rooms, tutor rooms and offices for the staff of EUC. Located at the Nieuwe Markt in the center of , this new university concept will be implemented in the former 1923 library building which currently houses the Museum of Education. More images and architects’ description after the break.