Party Hall / José Marini Bragança & Helena Veludo

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Architects: José Marini Bragança & Helena Veludo
Location: Cortes, ,
Project Team: Carla Sousa
Project year: 2007 – 2009
Photographs: Pedro Ferreira

Education House in Kjeller / Lund+Slaatto Architects

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Architects: Lund+Slaatto Architects
Location: ,
Client: Kunnskapsbyen properties
Project area: 7,000 sqm
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Marte Garmann

AD Classics: Chase Manhattan Plaza / SOM

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Known for their innovation and economy in design, SOMs Chase Plaza in the Financial District of Lower displays SOMs architectural language on efficiency and its relationship with the public realm.  Completed in 1961, the 60 story skyscraper by Gordon Bunshaft of SOM is a coming of age story for Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill presence as an [inter]national leader of corporate architectural design that evokes efficiency and functionality.

More on the Chase Manhattan Plaza after the break.

Michelet 50 / Dellekamp Arquitectos

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Architects: Dellekamp Arquitectos – Derek Dellekamp
Location: , Mexico
Project Leader: Ignacio Méndez
Construction Manager: Gabriela Saldaña
Team: Aisha Ballesteros, Jachen Schleich, Pedro Sánchez
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Sandra Pereznieto

152 Fanshawe Street / Architectus

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Architects: Architectus
Location: Auckland,
Client: Townscape Properties
Project area: 7,500 sqm
Project year: 2007
Photographs: Simon Devitt

Sebrae Headquarters / Gruposp

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Architects: Gruposp, Luciano Margotto, João Sodré, Jonathan Davies
Location: Brasilia, Brazil
Client: SEBRAE Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service
Project area: 25,000 sqm
Project year: 2008 – 2010
Photographs: Nelson Kon

A Parda Health Centre / Vier Arquitectos

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Architects: Vier Arquitectos SLP – Antonio Raya, Cristóbal Crespo, Santiago Sánchez, Enrique Antelo
Location: Pontevedra,
Client: Xunta de Galicia (Regional Government)
Project area: 3,981 sqm
Project year: 2005 – 2009
Photographs: Héctor Fernández Santos-Díez

House at Punta Chilen / dRN Arquitectos

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Architects: dRN Arquitectos – Nicolás del Rio – Max Núñez
Location: , Chile
Collaborator: Andrés Soffia
Building contractor: Nicolás Aranguiz
Project area: 276 sqm
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Felipe Camus, Max Núñez

H House / Wiel Arets Architects


Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: , the Netherlands
Design team: Satoru Umehara, Harold Herman, Daniel Meier, Dennis Villanueva, Alex Kunnen, Francois Steul
Project area: 130 sqm
Project year: 2005 – 2010
Photographs: Wiel Arets Architects

Point Piper House / Popov Bass Architects

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Architects: Popov Bass Architects
Location: , Australia
Project area: 420 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Kraig Carlstrom

Harbor Pavilion / Van der Jeugd Architecten

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Architects: Van der Jeugd Architecten
Location: , the Netherlands
Project area: 247 sqm
Project year: 2009 – 2010
Photographs: Ruud van der Koelen

New Stobhill Hospital / Reiach And Hall Architects

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Architects: Reiach And Hall Architects
Location: ,
Structural engineer: SKM Anthony Hunts
Client: Balfour Beatty Construction Ltd / Canmore Partnership / NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Main contractor: Balfour Beatty
Project area: 28,000 sqm
Project year: 2006
Photographs: Reiach And Hall Architects

AD Classics: Educatorium / OMA

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Completed in 1997, the Educatorium in , Netherlands was OMAs and ’ first university project.  Part of a larger masterplan for the campus of De Uithof for Utrecht University to create a more westernized version of a college campus, the Educatorium was designed to be the new center of campus, not only geographically but socially as well.

Understood to be the encapsulation of the entire university experience in one building, Koolhaas and his team at OMA conceptualized the Educatorium as a factory for learning in both the traditional formalistic approach as well as the informal student to student exchange.  The Educatorium was designed specifically so that the processes of socialization, learning, and examination would be entangled within one another blurring the boundaries between lounges, classrooms, and corridors such that there is a constant redefinition of what it means to learn in a social environment.

More on the Educatorium after the break.

Villa PM / Architrend Architecture

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Architects: Architrend Architecture
Location: ,
Client: Private
Structural Engineer: Vincenzo Tumino
Project area: 308 sqm
Project year: 2008 – 2010
Photographs: Moreno Maggi

Edge / Apollo Architects & Associates

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Architects: Apollo Architects & Associates – Satoshi Kurosaki
Location: , Japan
Project area: 134 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

Brooklin Community Centre And Library / Perkins + Will

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Architects: Perkins + Will
Location: , , Canada
Project area: 57,000 sq. ft.
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Lisa Logan Architectural Photography

Visitors And Interpretation Pavilion / ZIP & BDX Studio

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Architects: ZIP & BDX Studio – Marius Calin, Roxana Rosca
Location: ,
Project team: Adriana Comanici, Laur Lupulescu, Mariana Nicolae, Liviu Serban
Client: Hidrolelectrica S.A.
Structure: Incona
MEP: Comtid
Façade Consultant: Concept Fatade
Lighting Consultant: Lawrie Nisbet & LDPi – Edinburgh, Scotland. Pruva Consultancy Services
Audio Visual: H.E.Systems
Landscape: Atelier “Foaie Verde”
Project area: 3,000 sqm
Project year: 2009 – 2010
Photographs: Catiusa Ivanov, ZIP & BDX Studio

New Flagship Campus for City of Westminster College / schmidt hammer lassen architects

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Architects: schmidt hammer lassen architects
Location: , England
Engineer: Buro Happold
Project area: 24,000 sqm
Project year: 2006 – 2010
Photographs: Adam Mørk