In progress: Rennes Métropole Crematorium by PLAN 01

Architects: PLAN 01 architects
Location: Rennes Métropole,
Project team: Jean Bocabeille, Anne-Cécile Comar, Philippe Croisier, Christophe Ouhayoun, Stéphane Pertusier, Ignacio Prego, Dominique Vitti, Anne-Charlotte Zanassi, Julien Zanassi and Nicolas Ziesel
Project manager: Daniela Miccolis
Project year: 2005-2009
Site Area: 1,100 sqm
Budget: US $2,72 M
Photographs: © Stéphane Chalmeau

Vladimir Kaspe Cultural Center / Jorge Hernandez de la Garza

Architects: Jorge Hernandez de la Garza, Gabriel Covarrubias González, Gerardo Broissin Covarrubias
Location: City,
Collaborators: María Teresa de la Torre Gorráez, Carlos Rubio, Jessica Vega
Project Year: 2006
Construction: GDI / Ing. José Hinojosa
Structural Engineering: Arq. Fernando Castillo
Photographs: Paul Czitrom

Kalmar Museum of Art / Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter

Architects: Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter
Location: Kalmar,
Architects in charge: Bolle Tham & Martin Videgård Hansson
Collaborators: Lukas Thiel (project architect) Tove Belfrage, Erik Wåhlström, Johan Bergholm
Constructed Area: 1,594 sqm + existing
Project year: 2007-2008
Client: Municipality of Kalmar
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman

The Cathedral of Christ the Light / SOM

If you haven´t heard about Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, maybe you didn´t take and Architecture History class, as they played an active role on the  International Style during the 1930s. They also developed an expertise in high rise towers and structural engineering, shaping the downtown of the most important cities in the United States – and the rest of the world. As of now SOM is one of the largest offices in the world, with on-going projects such as the Burj Dubai, actually the tallest building in the world.

But SOM is not just high rise buildings. They have developed award winning sustainable master plans, interiors, structures, and other types of buildings.

Now we present you The Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, CA, an amazing structure with a wooden/ skin that creates an interior full of light. One of my favorite buildings of the year, already awarded with an AIA Honor Award for Architecture.

We´d like to thank SOM San Francisco for providing us all the information of this new project.

Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Location: Oakland, California,
Design Team: Craig Hartman, FAIA, Design Partner / Gene Schnair, FAIA, Managing Partner / Keith Boswell, AIA, Technical Director / Raymond Kuca, AIA, Project Manager / Patrick Daly, AIA, Senior Design Architect / Eric Keune, AIA / Lisa Gayle Finster, AIA / Christopher Kimball / Jane Lee / Christina Kyrillou / Elizabeth Valadez / Denise Hall Montgomery / Mariah Neilson / Peter Jackson / Surjanto / Gary Rohrbacher / Ayumi Sugiyama / Liang Wu / Katie Motchen / Matthew Tierney / Henry Vlanin
Structural Engineering: Mark Sarkisian, PE, SE, Structural Engineering Director / Peter Lee, PE, SE, Senior Structural Engineer / Eric Long, PE, Senior Structural Engineer / Aaron Mazeika, PE, AP / William Bond / Ernest Vayl / Feliciano Racines / Jean-Pierre Michel Chakar / Lindsay Hu / Rupa Garai / Sarah Diegnan
Interior Design: Tamara Dinsmore, Chanda Capelli, Susanne LeBlanc, Carmen Carrasco, David Lou
General Contractor: Webcor Builders
Design start: 2002
Construction Complete: 2008
Site Area: 2.50 acres
Constructed Area: 20,996 sqm
Photographs: César Rubio, Timothy Hursley, John Blaustein

© César Rubio © Timothy Hursley © César Rubio © John Blaustein

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DL House / Camilo Restrepo

Architect: Camilo Restrepo Arquitectos
Location: Madellin,
Collaborators: Juliana Montoya, Lucio Luque, Diana Rodriguez, Jorge Buitrago
Constructed Area: 700 sqm
Contractor: Juan Carlos Tabares, German Zapata, Juan Gonzalo Sanin
Project year: 2006
Construction year: 2008

In Progress: Ocho al Cubo house / Toyo Ito

Photos on the construction of a new house by in “Ocho al Cubo“, a project with 8 houses by contemporary chilean architects in Marbella, plus international guests. All houses are required to be made out of . This one features a big rounded inner patio. See more pictures after the break.

See also our previously featured house by Sebastian Irarrázaval at Ocho al Cubo.

Hof Residence / Studio Granda

Architects: Studio Granda
Location: Skagafjörður fjord,
Client: Lilja Pálmadóttir & Baltasar Kormákur Baltasarsson
Structure & Environmental Engineers: Víðsjá
Electrical Services: VJÍ
Contractor: Trésmiðjan Borg
Constructed Area: 294 sqm
Project Year: 2007

Suntro House / Jorge Hernandez de la Garza

Architects: Jorge Hernandez de la Garza
Location: Oaxtepec,
Design team: Carlos Rubio Martinez
Project Year: 2007
Furniture: Gandiablasco By Designet
Art: Victor Reyes
Sculptures: Alfonso Magaña
Photographs: Paul Czitrom

Office building Rijkswaterstaat / Paul de Ruiter

Architect: Paul de Ruiter
Location: Middelburg, Netherlands
Project Architect:
Project Team: Dieter Blok, Monique Verhoef, Willeke Smit, Helga Traksel, Michael Noordam, Sander van Veen, Emma Franks, Melanie Go, Florent Rougemont, Jeroen Quanjer, Nicolle Flagiello
Landscape design: Bosch & Slabbers Tuin en landschapsarchitecten
Structural Engineer: ABT bv, adviseurs in bouwtechniek
Mechanical Engineer: Halmos bv
Contractor: BAM Utiliteitsbouw
Constructed Area: 11,835 sqm
Project Year: 2000-2003
Construction year: 2003-2004
Photographs: Pieter Kers, Rob’t Hart

Children’s toy Library / LAN Architecture

Architects: LAN Architecture
Location: Bonneuil sur Marne,
Client: Bonneuil sur Marne local authority
Team: Cabinet MTC (all-trades engineers)
Budget: US $1,120,000
Constructed Area: 380 sqm
Project year: 2008
Photographs: Jean-Marie Monthiers

Double house / Tham & Videgård Hansson

Architects: Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter
Location: Danderyd,
Architects in charge: Bolle Tham & Martin Videgård Hansson
Site Area: 1,006 sqm
Constructed Area: 360 sqm + roof terrace
Project year: 2004-2005
Client: Private
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman

Villa V / 3+1 Architects

Architects: 3+1 Architects
Location: Tallinn,
Architects in charge: Markus Kaasik, Andres Ojari & Ilmar Valdur
Construction Year: 2001
Constructed area: 354 sqm

Dupli Casa / J. Mayer H. Architects

Architects: J. MAYER H. Architects
Location: Ludwigsburg,
Project Architects: Georg Schmidthals, Thorsten Blatter
Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Simon Takasaki, Andre Santer, Sebastian Finckh
Project Year: 2005-2008
Site Area: 6,900 sq
Constructed Area: 569 sq
Architect on site: AB Wiesler, Stuttgart
Structural Engineers: Dieter Kubasch, Ditzingen und IB Rainer Klein, Sachsenheim
Service Engineers: IB Hans Wagner, Filderstadt
Landscape Architects: Büro Klaus Wiederkehr, Nürtingen
Photographs: David Franck

Malinalco House / Buscando la Aurora

Architects: Buscando la Aurora - Carlos Coronel + Héctor de la Peña
Location: Malinalco,
Project Year: 2007-2008
Site Area: 1,000 sqm
Constructed Area: 400 sqm
Photographs: Buscando la Aurora

ORDOS 100 #12: RSVP

This villa is located in plot #71 of the ORDOS project.

Architects: RSVP
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

Guesthouse at Seedri street / JVR Arhitektuuribüroo

Architects: JVR Arhitektuuribüroo
Location: Pärnu,
Architect in charge: Kalle Vellevoog
Collaborator: Margus Tamm
Construction Year: 2005-2007
Constructed area: 4,565 sqm
Photographs: Arhitektuuribüroo

The Prayer Chapel / debartolo architects

Architects: debartolo architects ltd.
Location: Phoenix, Arizona,
Project team: Jack DeBartolo Jr FAIA, Jack DeBartolo 3 AIA, J. Eric Huffman, Aaron Taylor, Tim Smith, Kent McClure
Civil + Landscape: wrg design
Structural Engineer: rudow + berry
Mechanical engineer: kunka engineering
Electrical Engineer: associated engineering
Contractor: arthur porter construction
Landscape Design: michael boucher landscape architect
Lighting Design: roger smith lighting design
Constructed Area: 578 sqm
Design year: 2003-2006
Construction year: 2007
Photographs: Bill Timmerman

House in Matinhal / ARX

Architects: ARX PORTUGAL - José Mateus y Nuno Mateus
Location: Martinhal,
Project year: 2002-2003
Construction year: 2005-2007
Constructed area: 320 sqm
Structure: SAFRE, Estudos e Projectos de Engenharia Lda.
Photographs: FG + SG - , Sergio Guerra