Hrdlicka House / Durbach Block Jaggers

© Brett Boardman

Architects: Durbach Block Jaggers – Neil Durbach, Camilla Block, Lisa Le Van
Location: ,
Landscape Architect: Sue Barnsley Design
Structural consultant: Simpson Design Associates
Floor Area: 3,500 sqm
Site Area: 950 sqm
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Brett Boardman, Durbach Block Architects 

Courtesy of CLP Architectes

Archi«20 Competition Proposal / CLP Architectes

The proposed pavilion, designed by CLP Arquitectos…, for the Archi<20 competition, consisted of 20 m2 of floor space to be constructed in a protected natural area in Muttersholtz, Alsace. With a limited budget of 7000 Euros, the commission allowed

The Death of Modern

Modern was probably dead to begin with.

But, in his youth, he achieved fame by removing elements, simplifying, and arranging order. We were infatuated with his purity. With Modern, we stood in front of a blank canvas that seemed to clear away our past regressions, and promised a future of precision and clarity. Modern was singular and lovely, like silence.

At his height, he traveled extensively, leaving simple white calling cards as far aboard as Switzerland and .

Net House / Matharoo Associates

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Architects: Matharoo Associates
Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat,
Completion: 2010
Project Team: Gurjit Singh Matharoo – Principal Architect, Prof. M.C. Gajjar – Architectural Advisor, Nauka Baxi – Architect, Dilip Revar – Architect
Photographs: Courtesy of Matharoo Associates

Courtesy of Saucier + Perrotte Architectes

Verdun Cultural Center / Saucier + Perrotte Architectes

Saucier + Perrotte Architectes… shared with us their proposal for a cultural center in Verdun, Canada, which was named as a finalist in the competition. The strategy unites the disparate elements of the program by covering them with a unique

Sevilla University Education / Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos

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Architects: Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos
Location: ,
Client: Universidad de Sevilla
Presupuesto: 22,000,000 €
Superficie construida: 25,420 sqm
Construction dates:  2007-2010
Photographs: Fernando Alda, Pedro Pegenaute


Luminous House / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

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Architect: Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
Location: Kagawa,
Structural System: Steel frame
Site Area: 484.95 sqm
Building Area: 143.91 sqm
Total Floor Space: 143.91 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

BC & J Architecture © Martin Bydalek
BC & J Architecture © Martin Bydalek

AIA Seattle: Tour of Architects

The upcoming Tour of Architects in the Puget Sound region of Washington State sponsored by AIA Seattle will take place from March 17-25. Four separate tours will take place over the two weekends, with architects on site to meet with…

Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum / Kengo Kuma & Associates

© Takumi Ota Photography

Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Location: 3799-3 Taro-gawa Yusuhara-cho, -gun, Kochi Prefecture, Japan
Client: Tomio Yano, Town Mayor of Yusuhara
Site area: 14,736.47 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Takumi Ota Photography

ZAP’ADOS / Bang Architectes

© Julien Lanoo

Architects: Bang Architectes - Nicolas Gaudard and Nicolas Hugoo
Location: 87 quai de Lucien L’heureux 62100, Calais,
Client: Ville de Calais
Engineer: B&R ingénierie
Floor area: 2,760 sqm
Total cost: 1,5M € H.T.
Completion: December 2011
Photographs: Julien Lanoo


AD Round Up: Interiors Part IX

© Jan Bitter

Three years ago we published some great interior projects that you may have missed. So our 9th selection includes the Erika Mann Elementary School in , a really futuristic Control Center in Moscow or this beautiful residence in Singapore designed by Ong & Ong. More? Maybe you’ll like Andre Kikoski’s Second Home Restaurant or this cool Civic Center in France. Enjoy!

Bal House / Terry & Terry Architecture

© Bruce Damonte

Architects: Terry & Terry Architecture
Location: 266 Santa Margarita Street, ,
Completion Date: July 2011
Gross square footage: 2000 sq. ft..
Design Team: Alex Terry AIA, Ivan Terry
Engineers: Santos Urrutia Structural Engineers Inc.
Photographs: Bruce Damonte


Majority rules against Zumthor’s “Glass Underpants” in Isny

© Peter Zumthor

The votes are in and 72 per cent of the citizens in im Allgäu (Bavaria, ) have vetoed Peter Zumthor’s design for the new city gate commonly referred to as the “glass underpants”. As the Swiss architect is famously praised for his context-sensitive and timeless designs, the people of Isny initially felt “lucky” to have Zumthor design for their town. They had high hopes for their very own Steilneset Memorial – the Norwegian city of Vardo’s beloved installation that has brought a surge in tourism – but ultimately were disappointed. Continue reading for more.

Lovelli Residence / Word Of Mouth Architecture

© Moch Sulthonn

Architects: Word Of Mouth Architecture
Location: Seminyak,
Client: Mariella Lovelli
Size: 300 sqm
Project Leader: Valentina Audrito
Design Team: Andrea Pelizza, Fika Herdiani, Komang Gede Dharma Susila, Kadek Antawija, Gede Wirawan
Photographs: Moch Sulthonn

Luftwerk’s Luminous Field lights up Millennium Park

-based artists Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero of Luftwerk have transformed Millennium Park into an interactive, choreographed light show titled Luminous Field. Colorful geometrical images set to music composed by Owen Clayton Condon of Third Coast Percussion illuminate “Cloud Gate”, commonly known as “The Bean”, and transform its surrounding plaza into a digital canvas. This site-specific video and sound installation is the first of its kind for Cloud Gate. Be sure to take part in this “immersive sculptural experience” before it concludes on February 20th. The spectacle begins each night at 6pm. Continue after the break for more images.

120 Social Housing In Parla / Arquitecnica

© Aitor Estevez Olaizola

Architects: Arquitecnica – Roberto Moreno Klemming, Peru Cañada Omagogeascoa
Location: Parla,
Collaborators: Eduardo Cardero, Isabel Dominguez Segura, Miguel García Jaramago, Nuria Martín Alcaraz, Jose Ramón Morán Espinosa
Constructor: Dragados (Gema Martín Martín )
Client: Ivima
Photographs: Aitor Estevez Olaizola


Courtesy of Oyler Wu Collaborative

Dwayne Oyler & Jenny Wu Lecture

SCI-Arc will be presenting the lectures of Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu of Oyler Wu Collaborative… this Friday, February 10th at 1pm in the W. M. Keck Lecture Hall. Established in Los Angele in 2004, the firm has been published

La Pallaresa / Iberian Arquitectos (Terradas Arquitectos + Eduardo Souto de Moura)

© Pedro Pegenaute

Architects: (Terradas Arquitectos + Eduardo Souto de Moura)
Location: Santa Coloma de Gramenet, , Spain
Collaborators: Federico Acetti, Daniel Castro
Total Area: 65,000 sqm
Project Years: 2004-2011
Client: Prosavi
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute