Sammamish Library / Perkins + Will

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Architects: Perkins + Will
Location: Sammamish, WA,
Client: King County Library System
Civil and Structural Engineering: Coughlin Porter Lundeen
Space Planning: Design Perspectives
Cost Estimating: Davis Langdon
Landscape Architecture: Nakano Associates
Electrical Engineering: Sparling
Acoustical: Yantis
Lighting: Candela
Mechanical Engineering: Stantec
Contractor: Sierra Construction
Project area: 20,000 sq. ft.
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Perkins+Will

Yamaha Ginza / Nikken Sekkei

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Location: Tokyo,
Client: Yamaha Corporation
Project area: 635 sqm
Project year: 2006 – 2010
Photographs: Kenichi Suzuki Photography Studio

Leo House / Edha Architects

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Architects: Edha Architects / Edy Hartono
Location: Kelapa Gading, , Indonesia
Project area: 240 sqm
Project year: 2009 – 2010
Photographs: Fernando Gomulya – Tectography

Bay Adelaide Centre / WZMH Architects

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Architects: WZMH Architects
Location: 333 Bay Street, , Ontario,
Client: Brookfield Properties
Architect team members: Carl Blanchaer, Jay Bigelow, Robert Sampson, Nicola Casciato, Paul Brown, Arnold Zaragoza, Bill Brown, Janet Nowakowski, Len Abelman, Mike Lukachko, James Machin, Federico Butac, Roby Ocampo, Greco Lavilla, Iwona Fido, Tino Augurusa
Structural Engineer: Halcrow Yolles
Mechanical Engineer: The Mitchell, Partnership Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Mulvey+Banani, International Inc.
Landscape Architect: Dillon Consulting
Interior Designer Base Building: WZMH Architects
Contractor: EllisDon Corporation
Other specialist consultants: Lighting Artist – James Turrell
Project area: 111,000 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Tom Arban

Vetreria Airoldi / Buratti+Battiston Architects

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Architects: Buratti+Battiston Architects - Gabriele Buratti, Oscar Buratti, Ivano Battiston
Location: , Italy
Collaborators: Roberta Numi, Marco Viganò
Project area: 240 sqm
Photographs: Marcello Mariana

Manor Farm / Hinton Cook Architects


Architects: Hinton Cook Architects
Location: Wolverton,
Project area: 13,677 sq. ft.
Photographs: Courtesy of Hinton Cook Architects

Faculty of Law, University of Sydney / FJMT

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Architects: FJMT
Location: Sydney,
Contractor: Baulderstone Pty Ltd
Project area: 32,000 sqm
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Andrew Chung, John Gollings. Courtesy of FJMT

Dojima River Forum Cafe / Terminal 01

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Architects: Kei haraguchi + Keigo miki / Terminal 01
Location: , Japan
Project area: 244 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Terminal 01

Dental College / Romi Khosla Design Studios

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Architects: Romi Khosla Design Studios
Chief architects: Martand Khosla, Romi Khosla
Location: New Delhi,
Client: Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi
Design team: Maulik Bansal, Ram Pandarathil Nair, Megha Shah
Project area: 11,696 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Romi Khosla Design Studios

Nautilus Sky Borne Buildings / Archipelontwerpers

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Architects: Archipelontwerpers – Eric Vreedenburgh, Coen Bouwmeester, Niel Groeneveld, Jaap Baselmans, Guido Zeck
Location: ,
Construction engineers: Broersma – Pim Beeking
Principal: KBM-Molenburg
Photographs: Courtesy of Archipelontwerpers

The Durham Performing Arts Center / Szostak Design

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Architects: Szostak Design Inc., Chapel Hill, NC
Location: Durham, , USA
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: RMF Engineering, Durham , NC
Plumbing & Fire Protection: Engineered Designs, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Stewart Engineering, Morrisville, NC
Theater Consultant: Theatre Consultants Collaborative, LLC, Chapel Hill, NC
Acoustics: Creative Acoustics, Westport, CT
Signage: Nancy Frame Design, Durham, NC
Landscape Architecture: Lappas + Havener, PA, Durham, NC
Civil Engineering: Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, LLC, Raleigh, NC
Cost Estimating: Vermeulens Cost Consultants, Richmond Hill, ON
Project area: 103,000 sq. ft.
Photographs: Tom Arban

Forest’s Quintet / Chiasmus Partners

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Architects: Hyunho Lee, James Wei Ke (CHIASMUS Partners Inc.)
Location: Gongsu-ri, Yanggu-eup, Yanggu-gun, , Korea
Design Team : Chisong Lim, Seungmin You, Sunghun Kim, Erang Park
Interior design team : Chisong Lim, Erang Park
Artist : Jo Sang
Client: Woncheol Shin, Seungyong Hyun, Jungsu Han, Minsu Han, Changhyeon Cha
Site area : 660 sqm
Building area : about 140 sqm
Total floor area : about 150 sqm
Project year: 2008 – 2009
Photographs: Young-chae Park

Dental INN / Stasek

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Architects: Stasek
Location: ,
Cost: € 300.000
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Stefan Blume

The Gown / Archipelontwerpers

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Architects: Archipelontwerpers – Eric Vreedenburgh
Location: The Hague,
Project team: Coen Bouwmeester, Jaap Baselmans, Arjan Mulder, Niels Groeneveld
Project year: 2005 – 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Archipelontwerpers

AD Classics: Kunsthaus Bregenz / Peter Zumthor

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A year after the completion of Therme Vals [1996], renowned minimalist architect, completed the design of Kunsthaus [1997].  The Kunsthaus museum in , Austria is always in a constant state of flux always changing its exhibition spaces to accommodate international contemporary art.  Zumthor’s minimalist design adapts its spaces to the art that is showcased in its exhibits creating a coexisting and redefining relationship between art and architecture.

The Kunsthaus Bregenz has two main principles to their permanent collection: archives of art architecture and a collection of Contemporary art, which complements the changing exhibition spaces.  The museum strives to be the intersection of art and architecture that opens itself to culture and international influence.

More on the Kunsthaus Bregenz after the break.

Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives / TEK Architects

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Architects: TEK Architects
Location: , USA
Project team: Charles Thanhauser – principal in charge, Andrew Ojamaa – project director, Carolina Meller, Kotting Luo, Hsing Yuan Chen
Structural: Dunne and Markis, PE
Contractor: Summit Construction
Engineers: DLB Consulting, MEP
Photographs: Brian Rose Photography

AD Classics: Maison Bordeaux / OMA

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With the ability to make even the simplest and straightforward programs spatially dynamic and in a constant state of redefinition, and his firm OMA have redefined the term that “a house is a machine for living” in their design of Maison Bordeaux.  Completed in 1998, Maison Bordeaux sits on a small cape-like hill overlooking the city of Bordeaux.

The house was designed for a couple and their family, but before Koolhaas and OMA were commissioned for the project in 1994 the husband of the family was in a life threatening car accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down.  Two years after his accident, the couple approached Koolhaas to design them a new home outside of Bordeaux.  Despite having been paralyzed, the man did not want t straightforward house rather he wanted a complex design, stating: “Contrary to what you would expect. I want a complex house because the house will define my world.”

More on the Bordeaux House after the break.

Neo Solar Power Corporation / J. J. Pan & Partners

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Architects: J. J. Pan & Partners, Architects & Planners (JJPP)
Location: Hsinchu Science Park,
Project team: Joshua J. Pan, Chung Tsai Huang, Yi Tai Lin, Shun Lang Wu, Mallet Y.L. Chang, K. J. Lin, I-Fen Chang, Shu Chiao Hsu
Project area: 27,000 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of JJPP