ArcelorMittal Orbit / Anish Kapoor & Cecil Balmond

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Authors: Anish Kapoor & Cecil Balmond
Location: Olympics B+B, Omega Works, 4 Roach Rd, , Greater E3 2LX, UK
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 114.5 sqm
Photographs: Gautier Deblonde, Courtesy of ArcelorMittal

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Wine Concept Store / COMPLEX CITY

COMPLEX CITY… shared with us their Wine Concept Store which is focused around three basic concepts: the vertical, the visual, and sensitivity. The image of the vine and its linearity are the starting point of this verticality that is reflected

Gymnase Clapiers / MDR Architectes

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Architects: MDR Architectes
Location: ,
Design Team: Sancie Matte Devaux, Frédéric Devaux, Arnaud Rousseau
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 900.0 sqm
Photographs: Benoit Wehrlé

Courtesy of LOOK Architects
Courtesy of LOOK Architects

Singapore University of Technology and Design – Student Housing and Sports Complex / LOOK Architects

LOOK Architects…, in collaboration with Surbana International Consultants, has put forth the winning design proposal for Singapore University of Technology and Design’s (SUTD) new student housing and sports facilities, envisioning a spatial framework that embraces creative liberty and possibilities.

Brancott Estate Heritage Centre / Fearon Hay Architects

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Architects: Fearon Hay Architects
Location: , New Zealand
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 415.0 sqm
Photographs: Patrick Reynolds

Sonos Studio / RA-DA

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Architect: RA-DA - Rania Alomar, AIA, RA, DA
Location: La Brea Art & Design District – , CA
Completed: May 2012
Building area: 4000 sq ft
Design Team: Rania Alomar – Design Lead; Jesse Madrid – Job Captain/Designer.
Client: Sonos
Contractor: Lemarc Builders, Ryan Dumoulin
MEP: Maftoon Inc.
Photographer: Ralf Strathmann


AD Recommends: Best of the Week

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Best from last week, just in case you missed it. The main image belong to London 2012 Basketball Arena by Wilkinson Eyre Architects we stay in for Coca Cola Beatbox Pavilion an experimental fusion
 of architecture, sport, music and technology designed by Asif Khan and Pernilla Ohrstedt, both projects can be seen in our special of  London 2012 Olympics. Don’t miss the great LiYuan Library in Beijing or Life in spiral house in Tokyo. Finally, revisit Fire Station Dordrecht designed by René van Zuuk Architekten.

Video: House in Komazawa / Go Hasegawa

Our friends at the ja+u have shared with us a video tour of House in Komazawa, designed by Go Hasegawa & Associates. This rustic, home is fully clad a variety of eucalyptus wood. Inside, a permeable second floor visually connects to the spaces throughout the entire house and allows for the passage of natural light from the library skylight above to the main living room below.

Venice Biennale 2012: ‘Inter Cities / Intra Cities: GHOSTWRITING THE FUTURE’ Exhibition

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Organized by Hong Kong Institute of Architects and Hong Kong Arts Development Council as a collateral event at the Venice Biennale 2012, the “Inter Cities / Intra Cities: GHOSTWRITING THE FUTURE” exhibition focus upon the vital urban, architectural, and cultural regeneration of Kowloon East in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong based architectural practice, Oval Partnership, has been appointed as curator of the Hong Kong exhibition which takes the 320 hectare Kowloon East regeneration area as its subject; one of the largest urban regeneration projects in Asia, and a district based around the ghost of a former airport. The opening ceremony will be held on Monday, August 27, 2012 (Arsenale, Campo della Tana, Castello 2126 in , ). If you are interested in participating, please let me know. I will inform you as soon as possible of the opening time and I will reserve an invitation for you. The exhibition will be open to the public until November 25, 2012.

Urban Constellation – Museum of Contemporary Architecture Exhibition Scheme / K/R Architects

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Our overall planning concept by K/R Architects is composed of three interrelated parts. First, their intention is to create exhibits that define the Urban Constellation Museum of Contemporary Architecture (UC-MoCA) as an institution that consistently reflects and promotes contemporary urban culture. Second, architectural exhibits should educate through experience which is the most effective and memorable way to reach multiple audiences. Thirdly, their goal is to develop our planning concept in such a way that it harmoniously respects the importance of the historic industrial shed, the requirements of the definitive program and the architect’s concept design documents. More images and architects’ description after the break.

108 Dwellings in Polígono Aeropuerto / Enrique Abascal García

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Architects: Location: Calle Profesor Faustino Gutiérrez Alviz y Armario, 41020 Seville, Architect In Charge: Enrique Abascal García, Miguel Díaz Zulategui Technical Architects: Pilar López Galán, Maite Conejero, Esther Expósito Photographs: Courtesy of Clemente Delgado, Courtesy of Enrique Abascal

‘Designing in Dialogue – Architectural Answers’ Exhibition / gmp Architekten

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Since Meinhard von Gerkan and Volkwin Marg founded their architectural practice von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) in Hamburg in 1965, they have carried out projects in almost all large cities in Germany and on four continents. The Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói (MAC) presents an overview of gmp’s work with the international touring exhibition “Designing in Dialogue – Architectural Answers”, which is on now until to August 5. Sketches and drawings provide an idea of the initial conceptual thoughts, models present designs in their three dimensions and photos by well known architectural photographers document the completed buildings. More architects’ description after the break.

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Science and Technology Park / idcode

Designed by idcode…, the Science and Technology Park, located in Opole, Poland, is a combination of the horizontal character of the building with the existing landscape of suburban fields. By creating a landscape project in which the field and

Fort Werk aan ‘t Spoel / RAAAF + Atelier de Lyon

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Architects: RAAAF + Atelier de Lyon
Location: Culemborg,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Rob ‘t Hart

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Barrio Capital: A Public Skyscraper / Molcajete. Urban Think Tank

As the first step of an urban acupuncture strategy, the Barrio Capital: A Public Skyscraper in the heart of Mexico City taps into some of the city’s most pressing problems. Designed by Molcajete. Urban Think Tank…, the project responds

VoltaMitte / Christ & Gantenbein

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Architects: Christ & Gantenbein
Location: Basle,
Design Team: Mona Farag, Marion Clauss, Stefan Heiniger, Laura Schneider, Mathias Sehn, David Vaner
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Tonatiuh Ambrosetti

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© Christopher Frederick Jones Photography

Brisbane Indesign Installation / BVN Architecture

In collaboration with Space Furniture, BVN Architecture …designed this unique installation for the 2012 Bisbane Indesign. ‘The Project’ was inspired by the theme, Exploring the Common Thread, and resulted in a spectrum of color expressed through cotton yarn poised in

2012 Olympic Cauldron / Thomas Heatherwick

One of the “best-kept secrets” of the opening ceremony was the Thomas Heatherwick-designed 2012 Olympic cauldron that dazzled viewers world-wide last night as it was ignited by seven young British athletes in a very unique lighting ceremony.

Representing each nation competing in the Olympics, 204 “very small humble” copper petals were carried out alongside national flags and competitors – each inscribed with the name of the country and the words “XX Olympiad 2012”. The petals were then attached to long, stainless steel stems that formed ten rings that appeared as an open flower. Once ignited, the flames quickly spread to each petal and then gently rose up to unite as a single flame.

Continue after the break for more on the design.