Architect’s Office In Matosinhos / Nuno Sampaio Arquitetos

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Architects: Nuno Sampaio Arquitetos
Location: Matosinhos, Portugal
Project area: 568 sqm
Project year: 2009 – 2011
Photographs: FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

MYP House / Estudio BaBO

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Architects: Estudio BaBO
Location: Buenos Aires,
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 330 sqm
Photographs: Daniela Mac Aden, Federico Kulekdjian

Universidad de Chile Soccer Club / PLAN Arquitectos

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Architects: PLAN Arquitectos
Location: La Cisterna, Santiago,
Design Team: Rodrigo Cáceres Moena, Alejandro Vargas Peyreblanque, Álvaro González Bastías
Site Area: 91,212 sqm
Constructed Area: 4,306 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Year of Construction: 2010
Photography: Pablo Blanco Barros

F_A Law Office / Chiavola+Sanfilippo Architects

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Architects: Chiavola+Sanfilippo Architects
Location: Ragusa,
Project area: 95 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Giorgio Biazzo

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

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Great projects from Europe, Canada, and Colombia you may have missed from last week. Check our selection of the best after the break.

Barceloneta Market / MiAS Arquitectes
When I was a student at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB), the maritime neighborhood, Barceloneta, was the subject of much conversation. Restaurants on the beach which later disappeared with its narrow streets, cramped flats, the clothes hanging out on the balconies, the shops, the artisans’ workshops and its people, who talked, and still talk, fast and loud (read more…)

Green Homes and Sustainable Communities Conference

Hosting the 6th Annual Green Homes and Sustainable Communities Conference, the city of will bring together a variety of individuals from financiers and policy makers to developers and technical experts all focused on redefining affordable housing and community development. In addition to the symposium’s national focus, this year’s event will highlight some of the Gulf Coast’s most innovative green affordable housing projects. The Green Homes and Sustainable Communities Conference will be next month, July 14th and 15th, further details can be found here.

Bleu / Estudio Barozzi Veiga

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Barcelona-based architects Estudio Barozzi Veiga have unanimously been selected as the winners in a competition to design a new Museum of Fine Arts in the city of Lausanne, . More images, a video and information after the break.

Video: West 57th / BIG

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West 57th, BIG’s design of a New York apartment building for client Durst Fetner Residential, takes shape in model form in this video. On display at the Museum of Modern Art, the model is part of Living: Frontiers of Architecture III-IV exhibition. The exhibition which opened the first of this month and will run through October 2nd ‘is full of impressions and insights into the multiple ways we live in the world today’.

Beton Hala Waterfront Center Proposal / office ReduX

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With the general aim to create an integrated urban infrastructure, the proposal for the Beton Hala Waterfront competition by office ReduX creates a way to produce a provocative architectural vision. As programs, spaces and typologies are interwoven, this center is a vision of the future progression of as a hub for business and culture. As a result, this allows residents and visitors to experience an ultimate experience of the past, present, and future. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Windmill Hill / Stephen Marshall Architects

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Architects: Stephen Marshall Architects
Location: , United Kingdom
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Richard Bryant

International Civil Rights Center and Museum Historic Preservation and Renovation / The Freelon Group Architects

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On February 1st, 1960, four young men from A&T State University entered the F.W. Woolworth department store in downtown , North Carolina and sat at the lunch counter. What followed was a movement that has had a resounding impact across the decades and around the world. The Woolworth building and the lunch counter were the flashpoint for the “Sit-in” movement in the United States. These architectural elements – important historical artifacts – have been restored to form the framework and nucleus of the exhibits at the ICRCM.

Architects: The Freelon Group Architects
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
General Contractor: Weaver Cooke, Construction, Inc.
Structural/Civil Engineer: Stewart Engineering
MEP Engineer: Harrell, Saltrick & Hopper
Project Area: 45,000 sqf
Photographs: Mark Herboth

Queens Theater in the Park / Caples Jefferson

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Architects: Caples Jefferson
Location: City, ,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 1,077.67 sqm
Photographs: Nic Lehoux

Jasper Winery / substance

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Jasper wines have been locally made in Newton, Iowa since 2004 and their recent growth created the need for much larger facilities. Rather than expanding in Newton they decided to relocate their new winemaking and events facility just south of downtown . substance developed an 8,100 square foot building on a four-acre landscaped site which includes a small vineyard, gardens, outdoor event areas, and covered walkways and patios. The winery provides production facilities for 10,000 cases of wine annually, a tasting and café area, a banquet facility for groups of 125 people, and associated service functions.

Architect: substance
Location: Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Project Area: 8,100 sqf
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Farshid Assassi/Assassi Productions

Experimental Urban Area for Africa Ideas Competition

In , urbanization is more rapid than in any other part of the world; it is estimated that by 2030 more than 750 million Africans will be living in cities (more than the urban population of the entire western hemisphere), 45% more than current figures. The challenge is on: ’s urban agglomerations will have to be designed to withstand demographic and migration pressures and the challenges of governance, balancing the needs of economic development with those of social inclusion and sustainability.

Out of this scenario comes the idea to launch an International Ideas Competition to design an innovative, expandable and replicable model of an urban area which can provide structural solutions to the challenges/needs of African urbanization. An additional aim of the competition is to focus the best ideas and design capabilities currently available among young European and African architects and engineers on this topic. For more information, please visit the competition’s official website.

Hangzhou Gateway Tower / JDS Architects

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As the first prize winner in the Gateway Competition, JDS Architects shared with us their building concept, which is to create a gateway that is neither closing-off or dividing the city. The 15-story tower features offices, restaurants, post office, a terraced roof garden and a sunken passage that leads through a shopping center. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Biscornet / BP Architectures

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Architects: BP Architectures member of Collective PLAN 01
Location: , France
Client: Ministère de la Culture / SAGI – SNI
Engineering: BECT
Project area: 1,609 sqm
Photographs: Sergio Grazia

Bolles+Wilson / A Handbook Of Productive Paradigms

“Established initially in London in 1980 and based in Germany since 1988 the architectural office of Bolles + Wilson has firmly established itself as an international practice underpinned by thorough research and theoretical discourse. This monograph chronicles a variety of projects alongside more than 25 recent buildings that are surveyed through different chapters that cover such areas as urban planning, projects in different foreign countries, library architecture and specific designs for the Dutch city of Rotterdam. Accompanied by texts from Julia Bolles-Wilson and Peter Wilson, the survey is generously laid out with colour photographs, technical drawings, models and sketches. Works and projects featured include: the Suzuki House, Tokyo; the Masterplan Falkenried, Hamburg; the Spuimarkt Block, The Hague; DGM Quartier, Magdeburg; the Kaldewei Kompetenz Center, Ahlen; the Münster City Library; and the New Luxor Theatre, Rotterdam.”

Summary of contents, credits, and more photos after the break.

Moana / Fuse Architecture

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This 4 bedroom 3.5-bathroom unique beach home is the product of the client’s desires to reflect the personal lifestyles of their family. This property is located on a highly popular surf spot in , CA, which is perfect for this active, surfing family of six. The design is perfectly suited to fuse together the distinctiveness of a modern home with the active beach vibe that encompasses the family.

Architect: Fuse Architecture
Location: Santa Cruz, California,
Engineer: George Reynolds
Landscape Architect: Fuse Architecture
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Wayne Capelli of Interface