UMAMI Burger Prototype / Kanner Architects


Kanner Architects is collaborating with UMAMI Group, creating a concept restaurant called UMAMI KO (U-ko). The modular burger shack is meant to inhabit urban settings worldwide, creating a comfortable indoor/outdoor experience within an environmentally sensitive structure.

Architects: Kanner Architects
Client: Umami Group
Project Area: 2,240 sqf

São Francisco Xavier House / Nitsche

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Architects: Nitsche Arquitetos Associados
Location: , Brazil
Design Team: Lua Nitsche, Pedro Nitsche, João Nitsche, Tiago Kuniyoshi, Rafael Baravelli, Natassia Caldas
Structural Engineer: Engenheiro Hélio Olga, FH engenharia
Completion Date: 2010
Area:  24,000 sqm
Photographs: Nelson Kon


Hatert Housing / 24H architecture

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Architects: 24H architecture
Location: Nijmegen,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 8,000 sqm
Photographs: 24H architecture

Fentress Architects Honored with Six Awards

National Museum of the Marine Corps © James P. Scholz

Fentress Architects was recently honored with six awards from the Chicago Athenaeum, the American Institute of Architects, and the Design Build Institute of America for their design of the most technologically-advanced airport in the nation, a national museum in D.C. showcasing the history of the Marine Corps and two mixed-use high rises in the United Arab Emirates.

Continue reading for information on the awarded projects.

The Houl / Simon Winstanley Architects

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The Houl, [a Recipient], is a contemporary single storey ‘long house’ which is recessive in the landscape, sustainable in its construction and achieves a ‘zero carbon’ rating by using very high levels of insulation, whole house heat recovery ventilation, air source heat pump and a wind turbine.

Architect: Simon Winstanley Architects
Location: Dalry, Castle Douglas. DG7 3UB, Scotland
Structural Engineer: Asher Associates
Main Contractor: 3b Construction Ltd.
Landscape Architect: Paterson Landscape
Project Area: 182 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: , Andrew Lee

Video: Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream / Studio Gang Architects

Jeanne Gang presents Studio Gang’s vision for the transformation of Cicero, Illinois, a 1920’s suburb that suffered greatly from the foreclosure crisis. Studio Gang is one of five interdisciplinary teams participating in MoMA’s Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream. Each team is challenged to re-imagine struggling American cities and , seeing the current economic crisis as an opportunity to evolve.

The video is provided by The Museum of Modern Art and was filmed by J6 Media Works.

Diagonal Clinic / JFARQUITECTES

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Location: , Barcelona, Spain
Completion: 2011
Architect in charge: Jordi Frontons
Technical Architect: Carlos Arilla
Developer: FIATC Mútua de Seguros
Builder: Forcimsa
Collaborators: Jaume Serrano Ingeniero de Edificación ; JFG Consultors- Joan Francesc García; Gepro Engineering – Josep Maria Tremps; Genars SL – Francesc Torrebadell / Joaquín Rigau; A3 Arquitectura Técnica-Mª Àngels Sànchez.
Surface: 30,596.44 sqm
Photographs: Xavi Gálvez

Update: BOFFO Building Fashion / The Lake & Stars + SOFTLab

The Lake & Stars + SOFTLab. Photographed by Evan Joseph.

For their joint BOFFO expression, SOFTLab has designed an awesome kaleidoscope to highlight the collection of The Lake & Stars.  The collaborative fashion + architecture installation marks the fourth of five temporary exhibitions (be sure to view our coverage of the previous three) and began its two week run this past Friday.  Nikki Dekker and Maayan Zilberman’s ultra feminine collection embodies a broader view of lingerie as a fashion expression, and, when teamed with Michael Szivos’ edgy display, the line offers a sophisticated and contemporary aesthetic.

More images and more about the designers after the break.

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National Bus Terminal / Jimmy Liendo Terán, Kátia de Oliveira Vieira, Carlos Arellano Rivera

The project for the central bus terminal of the city of Majes, designed by the team of Jimmy Liendo Terán, Kátia de Oliveira Vieira and Carlos Arellano Rivera…, is located in an irrigated desert area and is part of

JWT Headquarters / Clive Wilkinson Architects

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Architect: Clive Wilkinson Architects
Location: 466 Lexington Avenue, , NY 10017,
Executive Architect: HOK NY
Client: JWT NY, formerly J. Walter Thompson NY
Project Area: 250,000 sqf
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Eric Laignel Photography

Jøssingfjord Competition Proposal / Imago

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The ideas of the project by Imago for the Jøssingfjorden competition is to link the landscape to the new building and the building to the entire scenario of Jøssingfjorden; it’s valleys and context, both visual, historical and technological. The architecture of the proposal will express the power and intentions that people have had for generations. It will make use of the most developed technologies and formal principles as they did according to their time. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Loom / 1 Friday Design Collaborative

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based 1 Friday Design Collaborative designed Loom, an artist’s studio for clients in . Loom is a particularly small space in which the architects were able to combine the historic aesthetic of the neighborhood with modern environmental considerations and inspired interiors.

Architect: 1 Friday Design Collaborative
Location: Aspen, Colorado, United States
Project Year: September 2011
Photographs: Derek Skalko

Flowerbed Hotel / MVRDV


The 19.500m2 Flowerbed Hotel and conference center, designed by MVRDV, will be devoted entirely to flowers and will be located next to the future Bloomin’ Holland theme park and business center. The hotel with include 280 rooms along with 2.100m2 flowerbeds and host tourists and business travellers. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Firma Casa Store / SuperLimão Studio + Campana Brothers

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Architects: SuperLimão Studio + Campana Brothers
Location: São Paulo,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Maíra Acayaba

Courtesy of Parsons The New School for Design

Amplifying Creative Communities: North Brooklyn

The DESIS Lab (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability) at Parsons The New School for Design presents Amplifying Creative Communities in NYC: North Brooklyn from November 7–20 at Arts@Renaissance. This exhibition and workshop series, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation’s New…

Waterfront Research Center / SABArchitects

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Architects: SABArchitects
Location: Seattle, , USA
Project Team: Steve Erickson, Arthur Furukawa, Stephen Wood
Structural Engineer: ABKJ (Andersen Bjornstad Kane Jacobs)
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 135,000 sqf
Photographs: Sam Van Fleet

BDP Architects Completes Russian Masterplan in Samara

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BDP has completed a masterplan study in , the sixth largest city in , won against strong international competition earlier this year. BDP was masterplanner, architect, landscape architect and sustainability consultant supported by WSP highways and Davis Langdon cost consultant for client Samara-Center, reuniting the same core masterplan team as the Stirling Prize shortlisted Liverpool One Masterplan.

40 sqm Refurbishment / SFARO

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Architects: SFARO Architects / Nir Rothem & Bosmat Sfadia Wolf
Location: Tel-Aviv,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 40 sqm
Photographs: Boaz Lavi & Jonathan Blum