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, South Korea.  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
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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, South Korea
Project Year: 2o11
Photographs: Samoo Architects & Engineers 

Originally called the Dongnam Distribution Center (DDC), the recently renamed 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., USA
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

College of DuPage Technology Education Center / DeStefano Partners

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Architect: DeStefano Partners
Location: ,
Project Year: 2o10
Photographs: Barbara Karant / Karant + Associates, Inc.

The Crystal / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

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Architects: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Location: Copenhagen,
Client: Nykredit
Landscape Architect: SLA
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 6,850 sqm
Photographs: Adam Mørk

C.P.C Headquarters / Schwartz Besnosoff Architects

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Architects: Schwartz Besnosoff Architects
Location: , Israel
Client: CPC Israel
Project Team: Gaby Schwartz, Julia Grinkrug, Abraham Rotal, Gilad Ulman
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Schwartz Besnosoff Architects

Glazing Advancements

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has always been employed in architecture to convey and complement aesthetics. Its use exemplifies spaces, transitions between indoor and outdoor volumes, and modulates the amount of light penetration. With this in mind, manufacturers are continually innovating new products to resolve the ever increasing demands imposed by designers. Whether it is curvilinear, textured, colored, laminated, etc., the increasing variety available is growing at an increasing rate.

Research & Sports Hall of Humboldt University / Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten

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Architects: Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten
Location: Berlin,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 3,580 sqm
Photographs: Rainer Gollmer

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, North Terminal / Gensler

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The 12th-busiest airport in the , Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) serves as a global gateway to Metro Detroit. Opened as a model of post 9/11 terminal design, the airport’s new North Terminal is enhancing DTW’s status as one of the most modern and efficient airports in the world. Gensler designed the terminal to meet the dynamic needs of today’s travelers. The 26-gate, 824,000-square-foot terminal met stringent budget requirements, and establishes new benchmarks for value-conscious airport facilities. A tremendous time saver for travelers, the terminal’s linear design will also create a faster, more efficient path for taxiing aircraft that will save fuel and reduce environmental emissions. More images and information about DTW’s North Terminal after the break.

Architect: Gensler
Location: , Michigan, United States
Project Area: 850,000 gross square feet
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Gensler

Chicony Plaza / Goettsch Partners

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Architect: Goettsch Partners
Location: Chengdu,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: 1st Image

Chicony Plaza is a 37-story mixed-use complex that has just recently reached substantial completion in Chengdu, China.  Designed by of Chicago, IL, the massive complex occupies a complete city bock and, at present, serves the city of Chengdu as a department store with a 450-room hotel schedule to open in the fall of 2012. 

Mortensrud church / JSA

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Architects: Jensen & Skodvin Arkitektkontor
Location: Mortensrud, Oslo
Design Period: 1998 – 1999
Construction period: 2000-2002
Building Leader: Øivind Moen AS, Dag Solvang, Haavard Slaatten
Client: Kirkelig Fellesråd i Oslo, Terje Oterholt
Project Architects: Jensen & Skodvin, JanOlav Jensen (project leader), Børre Skodvin, AnneLise Bjerkan, Torunn Golberg, Torstein Koch, Siri Moseng, Einar Bjarki Malmquist
Artists: Gunnar Torvund (main altar piece & blue sculpture in chapel), Knut Wold (marble piece in chapel)
Interior Architect Furniture: Terje Hope
Structural Engineer: ICG ASA / Einar Johansen, Ola Bjørn Petteresen, Gunnar Fuglerudsveen
Ventilation & Sanitary: Andersen & Johnsen AS, Bjørn Andersen
Budget: 5.500.000 EURO (US $8.42 millions)
Constructed Area: 2.200 sqm
Photographs: Jan Olav Jensen, Per Berntsen

Heartland Community Church / 360 Architecture

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Architect: 360 Architecture
Location: , Kansas,
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: 360 Architecture

360 Architecture accepted a big challenge when they took on a project transforming a big box store for Heartland Community Church. The church sought a nontraditional worship space, and 360 Architecture revamped the former furniture store into a space representative of the contemporary church and its mission.

TRADIBOM Administrative Building / LBM Studio

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Architects: LBM Studio / Leandro Matsuda
Location: Mogi Mirim,
Project Area: 358 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of LBM Studio

Fyrstikkalleén School / GASA Architects

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Architects: GASA Architects
Location: ,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 14,500 sqm
Photographs: Jiri Havran

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport Terminal B / Fentress Architects

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Architect: Fentress Architects
Location: San Jose, California, United States
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Ken Paul, Mark Rothman, Jason A. Knowles, Nick Merrick

Terminal B at the Mineta San Jose International Airport by fits right in to its Silicon Valley Home. Fentress Architects created a building that takes advantage of available to assure a safe building with state of the art amenities for its users.

Kew House / Vibe Design Group

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Architects: Vibe Design Group
Location: , Australia
Project Area: 321 sqm
Photographs: Robert Hamer

Na Mata Café / Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitetos

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Architects: Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitetos
Location: São Paulo,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 900,00 sqm
Photographs: Fran Parente