Stadium du Littoral / OLGGA Architects

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Architects: OLGGA Architects /  Alice Vaillant, Guillaume Grenu, Nicolas Le Meur
Location: ,
Client: City of Grande Synthe
Engineering: Sogeti ingénierie
Acoustic: Abe acoustique
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 2,433 sqm
Photographs: Julien Lanoo

Upon its Grand Opening September 4, 2011, the Stadium du Littoral, constructed in Grande Synthe, is the first facility north of Paris integrating five athletic disciplines under one roof. Designed by OLGGA Architectes, this athletic complex includes stadium seating for 617, two club houses, locker rooms, a community recreation room and administrative offices.

University Hygienic Laboratory / OPN Architects

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Architect: OPN Architects
Location: Coralville,
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Wayne Johnson, Main Street Studio 

Designed for the University of Iowa, the Hygienic Laboratory was designed by and was completed in 2010 as a collaborative and interdisciplinary laboratory facility.  In addition to both closed and open laboratory space, the complex features traditional academic functions such as office space, workspaces, and group meeting space.  More images and architect description after the break.

Sheboygan Police Department / Zimmerman Architectural Studios

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Architect: Zimmerman Architectural Studios
Location: Sheboygan,
Project Year: 2008
Engineer: Harwood Engineering Consultants
Photographs: Greg Gent, Kevin O’Donnell

Designed by Zimmerman Architectural Studios of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Sheboygan Police Station is a municipal facility that was awarded an AIA Wisconsin Merit Award in 2011.  Perhaps the most signature element of the architectural scheme would be the blue glow that emanates from the structure — a revered and feared image standing as a symbol for law and order in the community.

Splice / Cadence

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Architects: Cadence
Location: Bangalore,
Project Team: Smaran Mallesh, Narendra Pirgal, Vikram Rajashekar, Rejin Karthik
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Claire Arni

Dune House / JVA

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Architects: Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL / Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Anders Granli
Location: Thorpeness, Suffolk,
Client: Living Architecture
Collaborating Architect: Mole Architects Ltd.
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 250 sqm
Photographs: Nils Petter Dale

The Mashrabiya House / Senan Abdelqader

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Architects: Senan Abdelqader
Location: ,
Project Area: 1700 sqm
Photographs: Amit Giron

Colin Powell Middle School / Legat Architects, Inc.

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Architect: Legat Architects, Inc.
Location: , Illinois
Construction Manager: Louis Jones Enterprises, Inc.
Technology/Audio-visual/Security/Geothermal Feasibility Consultant: KJWW Engineering Consultants
MEP/Structural/Civil Engineer: Globetrotters
PhotographsJames Steinkamp

Designed by Legat Architects, Inc. of , Illinois, the 122,000sf Colin Powell Middle School is an academic facility that serves grades 6-8 for Illinois School District 159.  According to the architect, “The design of Colin Powell Middle School responds to the client’s desire to provide a progressive symbol of education to its students and community.  Energy efficiency, environmental conscientiousness, and openness were all driving factors in the design.”  More images and description after the break.

Palmaret-Alboraya Train Station / Rstudio

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Architects: Rstudio
Location: , Spain
Project Year: 2010
Engineering Management: Seg_Ineco
Landscape Architecture: Alfonso Peris
Photographs: David Frutos

Biscay Statutory Library / IMB Arquitectos

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Architects: IMB Arquitectos / Gloria Iriarte, Eduardo Múgica, Agustín de la Brena
Location: , Spain
Project Year: 2007
Client: Diputación Foral de Bizkaia, Bizkaiko Foru Aldundia
Project Staff: Pedro Múgica, David Salvador, Mariano Ortega, Josu Iriarte, Gorka Apraiz, Iñigo Barberena, José Luis Olaeta, Felix Aguiriano, Diego Poza, Iban González
Project Consultants: Ingeniería INARGEST (Structure), Javier Mendieta (Air Conditioning)
Main Contractor: UTE Balzola Urazca
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman

Beijing Core Area Plan / Brininstool, Kerwin, + Lynch

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Designed by Brininstool, Kerwin, and Lynch, the Core Area Master Plan is a massive civic proposal of over 27 million square feet of building area and an additional 1.5 million square feet of public space design for the Central Business District of , .  More images and architect’s description after the break.

AD Classics: Puerta de Europa / Philip Johnson & John Burgee

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The twin office towers known as I and II located in Madrid, defy the typical conventions of skyscraper construction. Designed by American architects Philip Johnson & John Burgee and commissioned by the Kuwait Investment Office (KIO), these structural expressionistic towers straddle one of Madrid’s most important boulevards – the Paseo de la Castellana. More details after the break.

Dundee House / Reiach and Hall Architects

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Architects: Reiach and Hall Architects
Location: , Scotland
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Main Contractor: Bovis Lend Lease
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 12,500 sqm (Gross Internal Floor Area)
Photographs: Dave Morris, Paul Zane,

37signals / Brininstool + Lynch

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Architect: Brininstool + Lynch
Location: ,
Project Year: 2009-2010
Photographs: Christopher Barrett 

The 37signals project is a 10,000sf commercial build-out for a software company in Chicago, Illinois.  The build-out was designed by Brininstool + Lynch of Chicago, Illinois and was completed with full occupancy in March 2010.  More images and architect’s description after the break.

School Complex at Le Bourget / Hubert & Roy Architectes

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Architects: Hubert & Roy Architectes
Location: , France
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 2800 sqm
Photographs: Hérvé Habbadie

Zenith / DeStefano Partners

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Otherwise known as Doosan Haeundae U-Dong (or “We’ve the Zenith”), the Zenith complex is a residential condominium development in the Haeundae region of Busan, .  The complex was designed by DeStefano Partners of Chicago, and is slated for substantial completion in November of 2011 and full occupancy in the summer of 2012.  More images and architect’s description after the break.

Garden and Sea / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier

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Architects: Takao Shiotsuka Atelier
Location:
Client: Private
Project year: 2008
Constructed area: 237 sqm
Photographs: Toshiyuki YANO (Nacasa & Partners Inc.,)

Garden 5 Tool / DeStefano Partners

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Architect: DeStefano PartnersSamoo Architects & Engineers 
Location: Seoul,
Project Year: 2o11
Photographs: Samoo Architects & Engineers 

Originally called the Dongnam Distribution Center (DDC), the recently renamed Garden 5 Tool complex is a mega-shopping center in Seoul, South Korea.  The structure was designed by DeStefano Partners of Chicago, in conjunction with Samoo Architects & Engineers as the associate architect.

1100 First Street / Krueck & Sexton Architects

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Architects: Krueck & Sexton Architects
Location: , D.C.,
Client: Tishman Speyer
MEP Engineer: Flack + Kurtz
Structural Engineer: Tadjer Cohen Edelson Associates, Inc.
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 355,000 sqf
Photographs: Prakash Patel