Ginkgo Lounge / Tiago Rosado

shared with us his latest project, the Ginkgo Lounge in Portimão, .

Amazing photos by FG + SG (Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra) after the break.

Esplanada Studio / Tatiana Bilbao & at103

Architect: Tatiana Bilbao & at103
Location: Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico D.F., Mexico
Design Team: S.C. with Francisco Pardo, Julio Amezcua, Israel Alvarez, Aida Hurtado, Arturo Peniche, Jorge Vazquez, Carlos Leguizamo y Octavio Vazquez
Structural Engineering: IESSA, Ing. Francisco Javier Ribe
Contractor: MZM, Ing. Miguel Cornejo
Construction Management: Elizabeth Huerta
Project Year: 2006
Construction Year: 2007-2008
Budget: US $2.75 M
Constructed Area: 2,430 sqm
Photographs: Iwan Baan

Skansen Residences / Dorte Mandrup

Architect: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Aps
Location: Ringsted,
Project Year: 2006
Client: Brainstones Development ApS
Engineer: Lemming & Eriksson A/S
Construction Area: 790 sqm
Photographs: Adam Mørk

Breuillot’s house / Bernard Quirot & Olivier Vichard

Architects: Bernard Quirot & Olivier Vichard
Location: Buillon,
Collaborator: Delphine Tempesta
Structure: FDI, François Durant
Constructed Area: 135 sqm
Photographs: Nicolas Waltefaugle

Naha City Gallery & Apartment house / 1100 Architect

Architect: 1100 Architect
Location: Okinawa,
Principal: Juergen Riehm
Project Architect: Joanna Chen
Project Managers: Bo Lee, Sebastian Kaempf
Designer: Jesse Wark
MEP Engineer:American Engineering Corporation
Lighting: Litelab/ Continental Lighting
General Contractor: Katsuko Tokuchi, Taishin Kensetsu
Project Year: 2003
Constructed Area: 650 sqm
Photographs: Shinito Sato

Arial M6 / Carbajo Barrios Arquitectos

Architects: Carbajo Barrios Arquitectos / Manuel Carbajo Capeans & Celso Barrios Ceide
Location: Santiago de Compostela,
Construction Manager: Enrique Martinez
Render: Carlos Pascual Ayestarán – Artquimedia
Interior Design: Fatima Amo
Lighting: Tokonoma
Aditional Support: Santiago Interiores
Building Type: Mixed Use_Residential / Commercial / Office
Design year: 2007/2008
Construction year: 2008/2011
Size: 20,000 sqm
Project website: Grupo Arial

House in Pousos / Ricardo Bak Gordon

Portuguese photographer Joao Morgado, shared with us this interesting house in Pousos.

Architects: Ricardo Bak Gordon
Location: Pousos, Leiria, Portugal
Project Team: Francesca Petrin, João Bagão, Nuno Costa
Structure: AFA consultores de engenharia lda.
Landscape Design: GLOBAL
Design year: 1998-2003
Surface Area: 415 sqm
Construction Area: 815 sqm
Photographs: Joao Morgado

Mercado Design / Tao Arquitetura

Architect: Paulo Henrique Paranhos
Location: Brasilia,
Collaborators: Eder Alencar, Ana Carolina Vaz
Project year: 2005-2007
Constructed Area: 2,600 sqm
Structure: Yasser Vasconcelos
Installations: Promap
Photographs: Joana França, Tao Arquitetura and Telmo Ximenes

Mountain Dwellings / BIG with JDS

Architects: BIG Architects
Location: Copenhagen,
Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingles for , Julien De Smedt for JDS
Project Architect: Jakob Lange
Project Leader: Finn Nørkjær
Project Manager: Jan Borgstrøm
Construction Manager: Henrick Poulsen
Contributors: Annette Jensen, Dariusz Bojarski, Dennis Rasmussen, Eva Hviid-Nielsen, Joao Vieira Costa, Jørn Jensen, Karsten V. Vestergaard, Karsten Hammer Hansen, Leon Rost, Louise Steffensen, Malte Rosenquist, Mia Frederiksen, Ole Elkjær-Larsen, Ole Nannberg, Roberto Rosales Salazar, Rong Bin, Sophus Søbye, Søren Lambertsen, Wataru Tanaka
Collaborators: JDS/JULIEN DE SMEDT ARCHITECTS, Moe & Brødsgaard, Freddy Madsen Rådgivende Ingeniører ApS
Client: Høpfner A/S
Engineering: Moe & Brodsgaard
Construction: DS Elcobyg A/S /PH Montage
Project year: 2008
Constructed Area: 33,000 sqm
Photographs: Dragor Luft, Jacob Boserup, Jens Lindhe, Ulrik Jantzen

Lefevre House / Longhi Architects

Architects: Longhi Architects
Location: Punta Misterio, Peru
Principal in Charge: Luis Longhi
Project Architect: Christian Bottger
Project Manager: Carla Tamariz
Collaborators: Hector Suasnabar, Ysa Jamis
Construction: / Hector Suasnabar
Project year: 2006-2008
Constructed Area: 530 sqm
Photographs: CHOlon Photography

Learning from the slums (1/2):literature and urban renewal

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“Slumdog Millionaire” is the movie of the year. Its story of a young guy from Mumbai’s slum of Dharavi, who manages to change its destiny through the “Who wants to be a Millionaire” game has charmed many people, including the Oscars’ jury, who awarded the movie with 8 prizes.

At the same time, the movie has created a debate around slums and how the movie portrays them. “Slumdog Millionaire” follows the mainstream vision of slums, described in the XIX century by writers like Daniel Defoe or Charles Dickens: dark, dirty places, with people packed in small rooms with no water facilities. In slums, riots are frequents, and police can hardly enter: the perfect place for criminals to hide and plan their threats to the society, and the perfect incubator for all sort of diseases.

ORDOS 100 #23: Oyler Wu Collaborative

This villa is located in plot #34 of the ORDOS project.

Architects: Oyler Wu Collaborative
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia,
Project Team: Dwayne Oyler, Jenny Wu, Fayez Ahbad, Phillip Cameron, Jian Huang, Huy Le
Consulting Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2009
Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China
Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China
Constructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox

Gueux’s Community of Municipalities Building / AAT

Photography: Nicolas Waltefaugle

This building designed by French architects AAT, was built in a small village close to the millenary town of Reims called Gueux. This building is made to centralize many local institutions and services in one place. a kind of “community for villages”.

Hollywood House / wHY Architecture

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wHY Architecture shared with us an interesting project for a house in Hollywood, a series of spaces contained by a single stripe, alternating between open and closed.

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Mixcoac House / FRENTE + PRODUCTORA

Architects: FRENTE / Juan Pablo Maza + PRODUCTORA
Location: Mixcoac, Mexico City, Mexico
Project Team: Juan Pablo Maza, Carlos Bedoya, Wonne Ickx, Victor Jaime, Abel Perles, David Ortega, Gabriela Morales, Veronica Espinosa, Jair Calderon
Constructed Area: 92 sqm
Structural Engieering: Oscar Trejo
Design year: 2004
Construction year: 2006
Photographs: Paul Czitrom y Juan Pablo Maza

Residence for a Briard / Sander Architects

Architects: Sander Architects
Location: Culver City, ,
Constructed: 353 sqm
Budget: US $500.000
Photographs: Sander Architects

ORDOS 100 #22: Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter

This villa is located in plot #12 of the ORDOS project.

Architects: Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia,
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2009
Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China
Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China
Constructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox

Peace Peres House / Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas

Architect: Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas
Location: Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
Programme: Auditorium, Offices, Library, Cafe, Lobby
Construction year: 2008
Local Architects: yoav messer architects
Interior Design:
Site work supervisor: Michal Schaffer
Client: Pares Centre for Peace
Landscape Architects: TEMA
Art Work: Mimmo Paladino
Site Area: 7.000 sqm
Constructed Area: 2.500 sqm
Photographs: Moreno Maggi