Newport Station / Grimshaw

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Architects: Grimshaw
Location: , Wales,
Client: Network Rail
Project area: 1,000 sqm
Project year: 2009 – 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Grimshaw

Ebi / yHa architects+ L&C design


Architects: yHa architects (Yujin HIRASE)+ L&C design (Ayaka YASUDA)
Location: ,
Constructor: Kitano Kensetsu Co., Ltd.
Project area: 111 sqm
Project year: 2006 – 2007
Photographs: Takeshi YAMAGISHI

Brent Knoll / March Studio

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Architects: March Studio
Location: Melbourne,
Principal architects and team: Rodney Eggleston, Anne-Laure Cavigneaux, Lauren Steller, Joseph Reyes, Ben Waters, Geoffrey Binder, Dave Henderson, Mark Raggatt
Engineer: Tim Hall and Associates
Project area: 230 sqm
Photographs: Pty. Ltd and John Gollings Photography

Ferreries Cultural Centre / [ARQUITECTURIA]

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Architects: [ARQUITECTURIA] Olga Felip + Josep Camps
Location: ,
Collaborators: Mariel·la Agudo, Aitor Horta, Jaume Farrés, Irene Solà
Client: Ajuntament de Tortosa
Project area: 2,495 sqm
Project year: 2009 – 2010
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

Macarena Cybercentre / Mediomundo

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Architects: Mediomundo
Coauthors: MOG- Arquitectos
Location: Sevilla,
Project area: 410 sqm
Project year: 2009 – 2010
Photographs: Fernando Alda,

AD Classics: Yoyogi National Gymnasium / Kenzo Tange

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Built for the 1964 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, , the Yoyogi National Gymnasium has become an architectural icon for its distinctive design.  Designed by one of ’s most famous modernist architects, , the gymnasium is a hybridization of western modernist aesthetics and traditional Japanese architecture.

Tange’s innovative structural design creates dramatic sweeping curves that appear to effortlessly drape from two large, central supporting cables. It’s dynamically suspended roof and rough materials form one of the most iconic building profiles in the world.

More on the Yoyogi National Gymnasium by Kenzo Tange after the break.

The Orange Cube / Jakob + Macfarlane Architects

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Architects: Jakob + Macfarlane Architects
Location: Quai Rambaud, Lyon,
Client: Rhône Saône Développement
Program: tertiary
Cost consultant: Michel Forgue
Electrical Engineering: Alto Ingénierie
Acoustic: Avel Acoustique
Structure: RFR GO+
Façade: T.E.S.S
Project area: 6,300 sqm
Project year: 2005–2011
Photographs: Nicolas Borel, Roland Halbe

Ecopolis Plaza / Ecosistema Urbano

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Architects: Ecosistema Urbano
Location: Rivas Vaciamadrid, Madrid,
Client: City Council of Rivas-Vaciamadrid
Building floor Area: 3,000 sqm
Public space: 7,500 sqm
Construction cost: 2,700,000 €
Building cost per sqm: 700 €/sqm
Project Year: 2009-2010
Photographs: Mark Bentley, Emilio P. Doiztua

House Shmukler / Tribe Studio Architects

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Architects: Tribe Studio Architects
Location: , Australia
Project team: Hannah Tribe, Josephine Hurley, Aaron Murray, Tony Tribe
Builder: JLS Construction
Structural engineer: Cardno, Cosmo Farinola
Project year: 2007 – 2010
Photographs: Brett Boardman

Salt Repository / Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects

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Architects: Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects
Design Team: Kerem Erginoğlu, Hasan C. Çalışlar, Fatih Kariptaş, Emre Erenler, Elmon Pekmez, Türkan Yılmaz
Location: Istanbul,
Client: Medina Turgul DDB
Project area: 3,000 sqm
Project year: 2008 – 2009
Photographs: Cemal Emden

Castro Café / Romi Khosla Design Studios

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Architects: Romi Khosla Design Studios
Location: , India
Chief architects: Martand Khosla, Romi Khosla
Design team: Praveen Rajput, Maulik Bansal
Project area: 890 sqm
Project year: 2005 – 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Romi Khosla Design Studios

Building Information Center / Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects

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Architects: Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects
Design Team: Kerem Erginoğlu, Hasan C. Çalışlar, Fatih Kariptaş, Emre Erenler, Romain Cadoux, Elmon Pekmez, Özlem Ünkap
Location: Istanbul,
Client: Yapı Endüstri Merkezi
Contractor: E&Ç
Project Management: Proje Yönetim A.Ş.
Statical Project: Modern Engineering
Mechanical Project: Besa Engineering
Electrical Project: Enkom Engineering
Steel Works: Eksper Demir
Project area: 2,000 sqm
Project year: 2008
Photographs: Cemal Emden

AD Classics: Flatiron Building / Daniel Burnham

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As one of the most widely recognized buildings in , as well as the world, the Flatiron Building was/is an innovative architectural statement at the turn of the 20th Century.  Completed in 1902 by Daniel Burnham, the Flatiron Building was a prime architectural design at the advent of steel skyscraper construction in the United States.  Known for its triangular design at the intersection of 5th Ave. and Broadway, the Flatiron Buildings iconic presence has transformed an entire area of Manhattan into the Flatiron District.

More on the Flatiron Building after the break.

Malibu Studio / Cory Buckner Architects

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Architects: Cory Buckner and Nick Roberts AIA Architects
Location: ,
Project area: 700 sq. ft.
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Cory Buckner Architects

Central Energy Plant / Spillman Farmer Architects

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Architects: Spillman Farmer Architects
Location: , PA,
Project Team: James G. Whildin, Joseph N. Biondo, Mike Metzger, Mark Piell
Project area: 6,300 sq. ft.
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Steve Wolfe Photography

AD Classics: Kunsthaus Bregenz / Peter Zumthor

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A year after the completion of Therme Vals [1996], renowned minimalist architect, Peter Zumthor completed the design of Kunsthaus [1997].  The Kunsthaus museum in , 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.

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

In Progress: Dalian International Conference Center / Coop Himmelb(l)au


Architects: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Location: Dalian,
Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
Project Partner: Paul Kath (until 2010), Wolfgang Reicht
Project Architect: Wolfgang Reicht
Design Architect: Alexander Ott
Design Team: Quirin Krumbholz, Eva Wolf, Victoria Coaloa
Project Team: Nico Boyer, Liisi Salumaa, Anja Sorger, Vanessa Castro Vélez, Lei Feng, Reinhard Hacker, Jan Brosch, Veronika Janovska, Manfred Yuen, Matthias Niemeyer, Matt Kirkham, Peter Rose, Markus Wings, Ariane Marx, Wendy Fok, Reinhard Platzl, Debora Creel, Hui-Cheng, Jessie Chen, Simon Diesendruck, Yue Chen, Thomas Hindelang, Pola Dietrich, Moritz Keitel, Ian Robertson, Keigo Fukugaki, Gaspar Gonzalez Melero, Giacomo Tinari
Model Building: Nam La-Chi, Paul Hoszowski, Taylor Clayton, Matthias Bornhofer, Katsyua Arai, Zhu Juankang, Lukas Allner, Phillip Reiner, Moritz Heinrath, Olivia Wimmer, Silja Wiener, Katrin Ertle, Maria Zagallo, Logan Yuen, André Nakonz, Arihan Senocak, Rashmi Jois, Sachin Thorat, Marc Werner
3D Visualization:, Vienna; Jens Mehlan & Jörg Hugo, Vienna
Project Year: 2008-2011
Photographs: Markus Pillhofer