Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts / Moshe Safdie

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Architects: Moshe Safdie
Location: Kansas, ,
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Tim Hursley

CC House / Longhi Architects

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Architects: Longhi Architects / Luis Longhi
Location: ,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 389 sqm
Photographs: Juan Solano / CHOlon Photography

Tree Hotel / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

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Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Location: ,
Chief Architects: Martin Videgård and Bolle Tham
Collaborators: Andreas Helgesson, Julia Gudiel Urbano, Mia Nygren
Client: Tree Hotel / Brittas Pensionat, Britta Lindvall and Kent Lindvall
Project Year: 2008-2010
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman

Tampere Glass Pavillion / ALA Architects

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ALA Architects has proposed to plant a Magnolia tree for . An intelligent glass dome will provide this tree with a more southern climate, complete with ventilation, shading and lighting. The air exhaust of the parking garage will provide additional heating during the cold, dark months. This dome will have its own microclimate fine-tuned using the technical abilities provided by its glazed surface. The Magnolia will be nurtured to burst into a magnificent bright pink blossom by the first of May annually. Its strong perfumed scent will fill the pavilion, on some spring days the scent might even flow down to the parking garage.

Library Information Centre / Juraj Koban, Karol Gregor, Štefan Pacák

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Architects: Juraj Koban, , Štefan Pacák
Location: , Slovakia
Client: Technical University Košice
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 1,935 sqm
Photographs: Ľubo Stacho, Štefan Pacák

Musashino Art University Museum & Library / Sou Fujimoto

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Architects: Sou Fujimoto
Location: Tokyo,
Client: Musashino Art University
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 2,883.18 sqm
Photographs: Daici Ano

One of the most interesting projects I’ve seen in a while, the Musashino Art University Museum & Library proposes a new relation between the user and the books, surrounded and sheltered by them. We had the chance to ask Sou Fujimoto about the challenge of designing this program in the information age, as you can see on the above video.

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Corby Cube: Civic Hub and Arts Centre / Hawkins\Brown

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Architects: Hawkins\Brown
Location: , United Kingdom
Project Year: 2010
Client: Corby Borough Council
Project Area: 715.35 sqm
Photographs: Tim Crocker, Hufton + Crow

In Progress: Plug in Building / MiAS Arquitectes

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Architects: Mias Arquitectes / Josep Miàs
Location: Barcelona,
Project leader: Adriana Porta
Project team: Silvia Brandi, Daniel Montes, Mario Blanco, Diogo Herniques
Structural Consultants: BOMA
Technical Architect: Carles Bou
Project Area Size: 7,600 sqm
Photographs: MiAS Arquitectes, Adrià Goula

Shanghai Museum of Glass / Logon Architecture

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Architects: logon | urban.architecture.design
Location: ,
Project area: 29,612 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of logon | urban.architecture.design

Times Eureka Pavilion / Nex Architecture

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Architects: Nex Architecture / Alan Dempsey, Paul Loh, Michal Piasecki, Tomasz Starczewski, James Chung
Location: ,
Client: The London Times, Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew
Collaborators: Marcus Barnett Landscape Design, Buro Happold Engineering
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Nex Architecture

Istanbul Sapphire / Tabanlioglu Architects

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Architects: Tabanlioglu Architects / Melkan Gürsel & Murat Tabanlioglu
Location: , Turkey
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 165,169 sqm
Photographs: Helene Binet, Thomas Mayer

Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower / Tange Associates

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Architects: Tange Associates
Location: , Japan
Client: Mode Gakuen
Project area: 3,541 sqm
Project year: 2008
Photographs: Koji Horiuchi

Friedrichstrasse 40 Office Building / Petersen Architekten

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Architects: Petersen Architekten
Location: ,
Client: ANH Hausbesitz GmbH & Co.KG
Project Area: 1640 sqm
Photographs: Jan Bitter

1800 Larimer / RNL Design

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Architects: RNL Design
Location: , Colorado, USA
Project area: 24,500 sqf
Photographs: Frank Ooms

Seven17 Bourke Street / Metier3 Architects

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Architects: Metier3 Architects – Blair Lang
Location: ,
Project area: 16,000 sqm of retail
Photographs: Trevor Mein

Rochaverá Corporate Towers / Aflalo and Gasperini Architects

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Architects: Aflalo and Gasperini Architects
Location: São Paulo,
Project Area: 228,104 sqm
Photographs: Nelson Kon and Daniel Ducci

Lake Hills Suncheon Golf Resort / Ken Min Architects

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Architect: Ken Min Architects
Location: , South Korea
Client: Lake Hills Golf & Resorts Group
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Kim Yong Kwan

Netcenter / François Leclercq and Zakarian-Navelet Architectes

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Architects: François Leclercq and Zakarian-Navelet Architectes
Location: ,
Project team: Romain Dufour, Olivier Navelet, François Leclercq, Stanislas Zakarian
Engineer: Sotec ingénierie
Project year: 2008
Project area: 5,000 sqm
Photographer: Céline Michelon