Interpretation Center of the Andalusian Prehistory / Luis Machuca & Associates

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Located in a national landmark, the proposal for the Interpretation Center of Andalusian Prehistory by Luis Machuca Associates strengthens and takes care of this feature by its presence on the existing territory. The object of their design was that the other landmark, the museum and the park, could be distinguished from their immediate environment, both during the day and at night. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Sugamo Shinkin Bank, Shimura Branch / Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design

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Architects: Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design
Location: ,
Project area: 762 sqm
Project year: 2010 – 2011
Photographs: Nacasa & Partners Inc.

Barceloneta Market / MiAS Arquitectes

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Architects: MiAS Arquitectes / Josep Miàs, Silvia Brandi, Adriana Porta, Maria Chiara Ziliani, Andreu Canut, Carles Bou
Location: ,
Engineers: JG instalaciones
Structural Consultants: BOMA
Partners: Mònica Vila, Ana Moretti and José Miñarro
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 5,200 sqm
Photographs: Adrià Goula

A First Glance at Zaha Hadid’s Glasgow Riverside Museum of Transport

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Here is the first look at Zaha Hadid Architects latest project, Glasgow Riverside Museum of Transport. Slated to officially open later this week the museum in Glasgow, has 7,000 sqm of exhibition area and also includes cafe, retail and education spaces within its program. Following the break are more photographs and description.

V-House / GAAGA

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Architects: GAAGA
Location: Leiden,
Team: Esther Stevelink and Arie Bergsma
Project Year: 2010
Contractor: Verbeij Bouw, Boskoop
Structural Engineering: IMD, Rotterdam
Photographs: Marcel van der Burg

Harvey B Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture / The Freelon Group Architects

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The Gantt Center celebrates contributions of African Americans to our nation’s culture and serves as a vital resource in Charlotte for music, dance, theater, visual and film arts, arts education, literature and community outreach. The four-story facility is located in the heart of Charlotte’s downtown cultural district. Flanked by new mixed-use development and the Charlotte Convention Center, the Gantt building is also a close neighbor to the new Bechtler and Mint Museums and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The facility includes highly flexible space for exhibitions, presentations, receptions/events and retail.

Architect: The Freelon Group Architects
Location: Charlotte, , USA
Associate Architect: Neighboring Concepts
Project Area: 46,500 sqf
Photographs: Mark Herboth

unMADE IN CHINA: Architecture Undone in P.R.C.

Ide@s invites architects and designers to submit work to participate in this year’s exhibit “unMADE IN CHINA: Architecture Undone in the P.R.C.”. Any unrealized or undone commissioned projects in of all program types and scales are welcome. A public opening of the exhibit will be held at ide@s Gallery in from September 2nd to October 1st, 2011. The exhibit will travel to Beijing and Los Angeles thereafter.

All eligible entries will be incorporated into exhibit, virtual exhibit, and catalogue. The jury will then select 12 finalists to display in greater detail. This will include large-scale printed panels, 3D animations, and physical models. All exhibition material will be produced by the gallery, at no cost to participants. For more information, please visit the exhibition’s official website.

E589 Residential Development / Architects EAT


Situated at 587-589 Elizabeth Street in Melbourne, , E589 is the latest residential development helping to transform the northern part of Elizabeth Street. E589 will burst into the vibrant and energetic 3000 postcode, offering residents a cosmopolitan lifestyle just north of the city’s buzzing epicenter.

Architecturally unique, Architects EAT have created a geometric facade to the building; contemporary in design, yet stylishly understated so as not to weary over time. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Public Library and Music School / Donaire Arquitectos

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Architects: Donaire Arquitectos / Juan Pedro Donaire Barbero
Location: ,
Client: Almonte Town Hall
Project Area: 1,725 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Fernanado Alda

Pond House / Will Bruder Architects

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Imbedded in a dramatic rock outcrop overlooking a natural, year-round, swimming hole, the Pond House is a bridge to two unique and disparate ecosystems: the Sonoran Desert and its local riparian microcosm. As a modestly scaled 165 square meter weekend retreat, the Pond House also bridges the metropolitan intensity of Phoenix, thirty miles south, with an idyllic oasis of desert calm and contemplation.

Architect: Will Bruder Architects
Location: Cavecreek, , USA
Project Area: 2,300 sqf
Photographs: Bill Timmerman

Update: NYU 2031: NYU in NYC

2031 Expansion Plan

Last May, we shared NYU’s expansion plan, NYU 2031: NYU in NYC – a 20 year developmental framework to help the campus provide adequate facilities for its growing student body.  Yet, as we reported, the conceptual plan was met with much resistance as residents of the Village claim that the plans will diminish the character of the area.  Only time will tell whether NYU will successfully expand into the Village, however, in the meantime,  as The Journal reported, NYU is putting more attention on its expansion to Brooklyn and Manhattan’s East Side.  The university has just leased 120,000 sqf in Brooklyn (a move that has increased the existing Polytechnic Institute of NYU by 20%); plus, NYU  has chosen Kohn Pederson Fox to design a 170,000-square-foot campus between 24th Street and 34th Street which will be home to a new bio-engineering program and provide more space for the dental school, as well as the relocation of the nursing school from Washington Square.   NYU’s vision for a presence on Governors Island is still in the works as the university is looking to develop one million square feet for academic and residential use.  We will keep you updated as we hear more about the plan.

James Hotel / ODA Architecture and Perkins Eastman Architects

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This SoHo boutique hotel was designed by ODA Architecture in collaboration with Perkins Eastman Architects. Custom interiors by ODA Architecture with Amanda Sullivan, blend artistic essentials and luxurious functionality. The hotel design strategy was to bring community together with hospitality. Each detail of the hotel was meticulously fashioned to inspire the senses with a blend of traditional as well as contemporary.

Architects: ODA – Architecture, P.C. and Perkins Eastman Architects, P.C.
Location: New York City, New York,
Interior Design: ODA – Architecture, P.C. and Amanda Sullivan
Project Area: 67,000 sqf
Photographs: Frank Oudeman, Robert Granoff

Bonifacius School / FARO Architecten

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Architects: FARO Architecten
Location: Alphen aan den Rijn,
Client: Gemeente Alphen aan den Rijn
Project year: 2006 – 2011
Photographs: Hans Peter Föllmi

Füleky Winery / Építész Stúdió

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Architects: Építész Stúdió / Zsolt Felix, Tamás Fialovszky
Location: ,
Client: Füleky Pincészet
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 700 sqm
Photographs: Gyula Erhardt

Café del Arco / Clavel Arquitectos

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Architects: Clavel Arquitectos
Location: Murcia,
Construction Company: Auto-construction
Collaborators: Aarón Hernández, Ricardo Carcelén, David Hernández, Rubén Alcaraz
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 189,00 sqm
Photographs: David Frutos Ruiz

St. Hans “Haugen” Performance Center / ctrl+n

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The “Haugen” project is a proposal by Control New Arkitektur (ctrl+n) in order to start a discussion on how to make better use of the public spaces in , all year round. So they are here to pose two questions. Firstly, how can we maintain such use throughout the rest of the year? Secondly, how can we offer some much needed rehearsal and performance space back to the city? This proposal will engage and evoke through taking us back to our parks all year round. More images and architects’ description after the break.

BMW Motor Munich / EQUIP Xavier Claramunt

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Architects: EQUIP Xavier Claramunt
Location: Barcelona,
Project Year: 2004
Project Area: 6,280 sqm
Photographs: Adrián Goula

Puma House / nendo

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Architects: nendo
Location: ,
Construction: Loop Planning Studio
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Daici Ano