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Solvay Brussels School / ART & BUILD ARCHITECT

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Courtesy of Art&Build

Architects: ART & BUILD ARCHITECT Location: City of Brussels, Belgium Project Year: 2010 Project Area: 9,600 sqm Photographs: Courtesy of Art&Build

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Casa Diego Rivera / DCPP arquitectos

© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

Architects: DCPP arquitectos  Location: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Architect In Charge: Pablo Pérez Palacios, Alfonso de la Concha Rojas Project Year: 2010 Project Area: 240.0 sqm Photographs: Onnis Luque

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© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

Diamond House / Abis Arquitectura

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© Toni Elvar

Architects: Abis Arquitectura Location: Sierra Dorada, Benidorm, Alicante, Spain Architects: Ángel Benigno González Avilés, Mª Isabel Pérez Millán Design Team: Emilio Cortés Saura Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Toni Elvar, Vicente Martinez

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© Toni Elvar
© Toni Elvar
© Toni Elvar
© Toni Elvar
© Toni Elvar
© Toni Elvar
© Toni Elvar

Ping An Finance Center / KPF

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© KPF

Soon to be Shenzhen’s tallest tower at 660 meters, the Ping An Finance Center by KPF will anchor the city’s new Central Business District. Positioned at the southwest corner of the intersection of Yi Tian Road and Fu Hua Road in the Futian District, the tower will connect with neighboring properties in addition to Shenzhen Line 1 Gou Wu Gong Yuan metro station. More details after the break.

U.S. Commercial Port of Entry & Border Station / Robert Siegel Architects

© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol

Architects: Robert Siegel Architects Location: Calais, ME, USA Project Team: Robert Siegel, Eduardo Ramos, Richard Tobias, Brad Burns, Julien Leyssene, Wayne Walker, Holly Williams, Heather Pfister, Eva Hermoso, Justin Huang, Fatmir Hodzic, Scott Schwarzwalder, Tomonori Tsujita, Kelsey Yates, Rita Afonso Project Year: 2009 Project Area: 100,000 sq ft Photographs: Paul Warchol

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© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol

Hotel Gent / Tazu Rous

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© Dirk Pauwels

Architects: Tazu Rous Location: Koningin Maria Hendrikaplein, Gent, Belgium Photographs: Dirk Pauwels

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© Dirk Pauwels
© Dirk Pauwels
© Dirk Pauwels
© Dirk Pauwels
© Dirk Pauwels
© Dirk Pauwels

Redcliffs House / MAP Architects

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© Lisa Gane

Architects: MAP Architects Location: Redcliffs, Christchurch, New Zealand Design Team: Andrew Watson, Mark Bennetts Project Year: 2010 Project Area: 200 sqm Photographs: Lisa Gane

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© Lisa Gane
© Lisa Gane
© Lisa Gane
© Lisa Gane
© Lisa Gane
© Lisa Gane
© Lisa Gane

Swimming Pool / Pich-Aguilera Architects

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© Simón García

Architects: Pich-Aguilera Architects Location: Ametlla de Mar, Spain Architects: Felipe Pich-Aguilera Baurier, Teresa Batlle Pagés Project Team: Angel Sendarrubias, Xavier Milanés, Pau Casaldaliga Project Manager: Iván Acevedo Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Simón García

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© Simón García
© Simón García
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© Simón García
© Simón García
© Simón García
© Simón García

House RA / Pablo Anzilutti

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© Federico Cairoli

Architects: Pablo Anzilutti Location: Santa Fe, Santa Fe Province, Argentina Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Federico Cairoli

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© Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

El Caracol Kindergarten / Demos Arquitectos

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Architects: Demos Arquitectos Location: Patio Bonito, Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Courtesy of Demos Arquitectos

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CLF Houses / Estudio BaBO

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Courtesy of Estudio BaBO

Architects: Estudio BaBO Location: Villa La Angostura, Neuquén Province, Argentina Project Architects: Francisco Kocourek, Francesc Planas Penadés, Marit Haugen Stabell Design Team: Marcos Buceta Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Courtesy of Estudio BaBO

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Burton Barr Central Library / bruderDWLarchitects

© Bill Timmerman
© Bill Timmerman

The Phoenix Central Library stands as an iconic structure that straddles Interstate 10 as it passes through the Margaret T. Hance Deck Park Tunnel in Phoenix, Arizona. Designed by bruderDWLarchitects, the contract was awarded in 1989 and the project completed in 1995 to house an expansive volume collection of 1,000,000 within 280,000 square feet, it has also served as a catalyst to the local community and fostered a sense of pride. It features numerous details that enhance the overall user experience and incorporates strategic building tactics that respond to the harsh Sonoran Desert. More details after the break.

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Busan Lotte Town Tower / SOM

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© SOM

Currently under construction, SOM’s Busan Lotte Town Tower  in Busan, South Korea stands over its adjacent waterfront as the new gateway to East Asia. Rising 510 meters, this mixed-use tower will add 6.3 million square feet to this bustling port city. A unique setback language defines its massing that is derived from numerous influences including the compact site, complex program, and optimization of views. The tower will incorporate numerous sustainable features and an efficient concrete structural system that maximizes the efficiency of the 107 floors. More details after the break.

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Holiday Home at Aluksnes Lake / AB3D Ltd.

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© Edgars Gribusts

Architects: AB3D Ltd. Location: Alūksne District, Latvia Project Year: 2011 Project Area: 386 sqm Photographs: Māris Lapiņš, Edgars Gribusts, AB3D

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Courtesy of AB3D
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© Māris Lapiņš
© Māris Lapiņš
© Māris Lapiņš
© Māris Lapiņš
© Māris Lapiņš

Diagonal Tower / SOM

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© SOM / Crystal CG

SOM’s new 64-storey Diagonal Tower to be located in the developing commercial and mixed-use Yongsan International Business District in the heart of Seoul, South Korea, exudes a modern take on structural expressionism.  The tower progressively addresses the critical issues associated with skyscraper design in an iconic and refined manner. From structural and energy efficiency to reduced construction costs that the tower must meet, SOM have strove to integrate these aspects holistically into the overall aesthetics. More details after the break.

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