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Sliced Porosity Block / Steven Holl Architects, by Hufton + Crow

03:00 - 18 January, 2013
© Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow

With much awaited anticipation, Steven Holl‘s Sliced Porosity Block in Chengdu, China has just been completed. Forming giant public plazas with a mix of various functions, the group of five towers is intended to be seen as more of a public area despite its towering design as already witnessed in the site. Its sun sliced geometry results from required minimum daylight exposures to the surrounding urban fabric prescribed by code and calculated by the precise geometry of sun angles. The large public space framed by the block is formed into three valleys inspired by a poem of Du Fu (713-770). In some of the porous openings chunks of different buildings are inserted.

We have already brought you images of the project as it was under way, but the latest images from Hufton + Crow truly capture this inviting  public realm in the heart of this metropolis like no one else!

Check out all the latest images of Steven Holl’s Sliced Porosity Block after the break.

Civil Guard Barracks House in Malpartida de Plasencia / MUDAARQUITECTURA

20:00 - 9 December, 2012
© Juan Carlos Quindós
© Juan Carlos Quindós

Architects: MUDAARQUITECTURA Location: Malpartida de Plasencia, Cáceres, Spain Design Team: Pablo Rey Medrano, Federico Rodriguez Cerro, Mª José Selgas Cáceres, Jorge E. Ramos Jular Technical Architect: Miguel Ángel Tierno de Dios Client: Dirección General de la Policía y la Guardia Civil Area: 2,946.65 sqm Project Year: 2011 Photography: Juan Carlos Quindós

© Juan Carlos Quindós © Juan Carlos Quindós © Juan Carlos Quindós © Juan Carlos Quindós +42

Colonial Viladoms Houses / OAB

22:00 - 3 December, 2012
© Alejo Bague
© Alejo Bague

Architects: OAB  - Office of Architecture in Barcelona Location: Castellbell i el Vilar, Spain Design Team: Carlos Ferrater, Nuria Ayala Technical Architect: Alexandre Pararols Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Alejo Bague

© Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague +27

Evangelical Temple in Terrassa / OAB

08:00 - 16 November, 2012
© Alejo Bagué
© Alejo Bagué

Architects: OAB Location: Terrassa, Spain Project Architects: Carlos Ferrater y Lucía Ferrater Technical Architect: Enric Betlinski Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Alejo Bagué

© Alejo Bagué © Alejo Bagué © Alejo Bagué © Alejo Bagué +24

Lucernas House / 01 Arq

08:00 - 7 November, 2012
© Aryeh Kornfeld
© Aryeh Kornfeld

Architects: 01 Arq Location: Catemito, San Bernardo, Chile Design Team: Cristian Winckler, Pablo Saric, Felipe Fritz Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Aryeh Kornfeld

© Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld +26

Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

19:00 - 29 October, 2012
© Moreno Maggi; Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
© Moreno Maggi; Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

Architects: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas Location: 401, rue le Titien 34000 Montpellier, France Year: 2007-2012: competition 2007, won competition April 2007, building site January 2010, Inauguration September 2012 Project Team: Damon Belusco (project leader), Michele D’Arcangelo, Nicola Cabiati (model), Ana Gugic (interiors) Client: Région Languedoc-Roussillon Contractors: GFC – structure, SMAC – façades, BARSALOU – frames Consultants: ALTIA – Acoustics, NEVEUX-ROUYER – Landscape Architects, ALMA Consulting – Kitchen design Net surface: 23,600 sq.m. Gross surface: 25,736.80 sq.m. Area surface:16,500 sq.m.

© Moreno Maggi; Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas © Moreno Maggi; Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas © Studio Fuksas; Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas © Studio Fuksas; Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas +16

10x10 House / Nicolás del Rio + Max Núñez

14:00 - 24 October, 2012
© Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali

Architects: Nicolás del Rio / Max Núñez Location: Las Condes, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile Architects: Nicolás del Rio, Max Núñez Associate Architect: Felipe Camus Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Erieta Attali

© Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali +27

Molí d’en Xema School and Son Boga Nursery / BB Arquitectes

02:00 - 14 October, 2012
© Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia

Architects: BB Arquitectes Location: Manacor, Mallorca, Spain Design Team: Antoni Barceló iI Baeza, Bàrbara Balanzó Moral Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Jaime Sicilia

© Jaime Sicilia © Jaime Sicilia © Jaime Sicilia © Jaime Sicilia +25

John W. Olver Transit Center / Charles Rose Architects

12:00 - 13 October, 2012
© Peter Vanderwarker
© Peter Vanderwarker

Architects: Charles Rose Architects Location: Greenfield, MA, USA Project Year: 2012 Project Area: 24,000 sqm Photographs: Peter Vanderwarker

© Peter Vanderwarker © Peter Vanderwarker © Peter Vanderwarker © Peter Vanderwarker +21

M House / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

16:00 - 11 October, 2012
© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

Architects: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd Location: Bukit Timah, Singapore Design Team: Diego Molina, Maria Arango Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell +25

KREOD / Chun Qing Li of Pavilion Architecture

23:00 - 6 October, 2012
© Jaap Oepkes
© Jaap Oepkes

Using state-of-the-art parametric design tools and digital fabrication, KREOD brings together some of the most talented designers, engineers and innovative materials to challenge current thinking and showcase sustainable and forward-thinking building methods. Designed by Chun Qing Li of Pavilion Architecture, KREOD will be located next to Peninsula Square, between Emirates Air Line and The O2 at Greenwich Peninsula now until January 2013 . More images and architects’ description after the break.

Refurbishment of the West Tower in Huesca City Hall / ACXT

02:00 - 4 October, 2012
© Iñaki Bergera
© Iñaki Bergera

Architects: ACXT Location: Huesca, Spain Design Team: Ana Morón Hernandez, Raimundo Bambó Naya, Pedro Lafuente Lles Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Iñaki Bergera

© Iñaki Bergera © Iñaki Bergera © Iñaki Bergera © Iñaki Bergera +29

Platform of Arts and Creativity / Pitagoras Group

07:00 - 1 October, 2012
© Jose Campos
© Jose Campos

Architects: Pitagoras Group Location: Guimarães, Portugal Design Team: Fernando Sá, Raul Roque, Alexandre Lima, Manuel Roque Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Jose Campos

© Jose Campos © Jose Campos © Jose Campos © Jose Campos +46

H House / Budapesti Műhely

02:00 - 28 September, 2012
© Tamas Bujnovszky
© Tamas Bujnovszky

Architects: Budapesti Műhely Location: Sóskút, Hungary Architect In Charge: Tamás Dévényi, Budapesti Műhely Associate Architects: István Kovács, Eszter Mihály, Orsolya Takács, Viktor Vadász Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Tamas Bujnovszky

© Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky +24

TK139 / at103

17:00 - 27 September, 2012
© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

Architects: at103 Location: Tecamachalco, Mexico Architect In Charge: Julio Amezcua, Francisco Pardo Design Team: Tiberio Wallentin, Yareni Rebolledo, Hanni Paz, Aida Hurtado Project Year: 2012 Project Area: 1,170 sqm Photographs: Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +17

Casa de la Cultura / Daniel Mòdol

20:00 - 24 September, 2012
© Jordi Bernadó
© Jordi Bernadó

Architects: Daniel Mòdol Location: Plaza Pere Torrent S/Nº Lloret de Mar‐Girona‐Spain Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Jordi Bernadó

© Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó +19

Southend Pier Cultural Centre / White Arkitekter + Sprunt

22:00 - 21 September, 2012
© Luke Hayes
© Luke Hayes

Architects: White Arkitekter + Sprunt Location: Southend Pier, United Kingdom Photographs: Luke Hayes

© Luke Hayes © Luke Hayes © Luke Hayes © Luke Hayes +15

BTV branch in Innsbruck / Rainer Köberl

00:00 - 20 September, 2012
© Lukas Schaller
© Lukas Schaller

Architects: Rainer Köberl Location: Innsbruck, Austria Architect In Charge: Rainer Köberl Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Lukas Schaller

© Lukas Schaller © Lukas Schaller © Lukas Schaller © Lukas Schaller +20