Greenland Zhengzhou Towers / Brininstool, Kerwin, + Lynch

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The Greenland are unbuilt towers designed by Brininstool, Kerwin and Lynch in 2010.  According to the architect description, the unique forms are “rooted in cultural influence, in which the massing is identifiable with the mountain formations found outside of Zhengzhou. The expression is balanced between historical symbolism and contemporary innovation.”

With an area that exceeds 6.5million square feet, this massive mixed-development was proposed to house a variety of programs, including office space and a five-star boutique hotel that occupies the top floors of the shorter tower on the south site.  BKL was involved with the design of the complex on all scales, from the site considerations the lighting design of the hotel units.  In addition to the typical hotel amenities afforded by luxury hotels (ballrooms, lap pools, spa, fitness center, etc.), the complex is decidedly Eastern, with meditation gardens and outdoor terraces. More after the break.

Museum of Energy / Arquitecturia

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Architects: Arquitecturia
Location: ,
Collaborators: M. Agudo, I. Sola, A. Horta, J. Farres, A. Serrats
Contractor: TCSA
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

Office 04 / i29 | interior architects

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Architects: i29 | interior architects
Location: , The Netherlands
Client: Tribal DDB Amsterdam
Project Area: 650 sqm
Photographs: i29 | interior architects

Heartland Community Church / 360 Architecture

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Architect: 360 Architecture
Location: Olathe, , United States
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.

Fyrstikkalleén School / GASA Architects

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

52 / Suppose Design Office

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Architects: Suppose Design Office
Location: ,
Project Team: Makoto Tanijiri, Masashi Shiino
Construction Company: Mitsuko Terada
Structural Engineer: Ohno JapanProject Year: 2010
Project Area: 127,333 sqm
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

China Diamond Exchange Center / Goettsch Partners

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Architect: Goettsch Partners
Location: Shanghai,
Project Year: 2005-2009
Photographs: 1st Image

The China Diamond Exchange Center is a 535,500 square foot office complex designed by of Chicago, Illinois.  Located within Shanghai’s sea of massive and often overstated high-rises, this modest-by-comparison structure is brilliantly detailed, appropriately scaled, and aesthetically beautiful.  The complex was completed in 2009 with the help of associate architects Zhong-fu Architects.  The Diamond Exchange Center is sited within Shanghai’s Pudong district, an international financial and commercial hub and houses both the Exchange and additional relative tenants.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church / Constantine George Pappas AIA Architecture/Planning

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Architect: Constantine George Pappas AIA Architecture/Planning
Location: Troy, ,
General Contractor: The Dailey Co.
Project Year: 2008
Photography: Constantine George Pappas AIA Architecture/Planning

Wurth House in Wormeldange / Hermann & Valentiny and Partners

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Architects: Hermann & Valentiny and Partners (HVP)
Location: Wormeldange,
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 199 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of HVP

First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ Sanctuary / Constantine George Pappas AIA Architecture/Planning

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Architect: Constantine George Pappas AIA Architecture/ Planning
Location: , , United States
General Contractor: Frank Rewold and Sons, Inc.
Project Area: 21,000 gross sq ft
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: David Rose

Kew House / Vibe Design Group

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

Standless Steel / FAS(t)

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Architects: FAS(t) / Alexander Ryabskiy, Ksenia Kharitonova, Dmitriy Bariudin
Location: Nikola-Lenivets,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs & Video: Ulia Maysova

Providence River Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge Competition Winner / inFORM Studio

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The River Pedestrian Bridge is a unique urban proposal in that the basis of its proposition is an exchange of transit medium. The relocation of a substantial, vehicular only conduit in favor of a pedestrian oriented connector will completely transform the spatial character of the Jewelry District/Old Harbor. Given this significant urban transformation, the project should envision a potential much larger than a pure connector. The proposed River Pedestrian Bridge can become a spatial mediator between urban and ecological spaces and function as an integrated series of programs into the waterfront public spaces, allowing east and west to become a singular meandering public space. With this perspective, the proposal is better understood less as a bridge and more as an urban intervention. More about inFORM Studio‘s Providence River Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge submission after the break.

Delhi Art Gallery Re-Design / Abhhay Narkar

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Architects: Vertex Inc / Abhhay Narkar
Location: New Delhi,
Design Team: Dushyant Bansal, Shariq Khan
Graphics: Priyanka Sharma, Sameer Rajadnya
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 9,000 sqf
Photographs: Courtesy of Vertex Design

Tex-Tonic House 1 / Paul McAneary Architects

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Architects: Paul McAneary Architects
Location: ,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 466 sqm
Photographs: Paul McAneary Architects Ltd

The clients brief in this invited competition was to design two apartments on the top floor of the existing Central London post office and Phillips de Pury art action house in Victoria, London. The client expressed a wish for large volume ‘loft’ spaces and his desire for a contemporary design and functionality. Paul McAneary Architects’ response won the competition with a proposal for expressed natural tectonics through numerous new details, and even developing a new material type of cast timber bronze.

New Design for Eduard-Wallnöfer-Platz Public Square / LAAC Architekten + Stiefel Kramer Architecture

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Architects: LAAC Architekten + Stiefel Kramer Architecture
Location: Innsbruck,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 9000 sqm
Photographs: Günter Richard Wett

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College Sports Hall / archi5

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Architect: archi5
Location: , France
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 4,192 sqm
Photographs: Fabien Terreaux

House in Palmela / Pedro Rogado & Catarina Almada

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Architects: Pedro Rogado, Catarina Almada
Location: , Portugal
Client: Dr.º Francisco Miranda
Collaboration: Hugo Formiga,  Maria Marques, Liliana Esperança, Maria Pais de Sousa, Anna Leipolz
Structural Engineering: ARA – Eng.º Fernando Rodrigues
Infrastructural Engineering: Geberit, S.A – Eng.º Manuel Motta, Eng.º Rui Machado
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Thorsten Humpel

This single-family detached house is located in an agrarian plain near Palmela. Two factors have conditioned its design: the willingness to favor the relationship with external spaces, in which rural landscape and aesthetic components abound, and the desire to create a contemporary approach that leverages the strong regional architectural traditions.