Haifa Court House / Chyutin Architects

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Architects: Chyutin Architects Ltd.
Location: ,
Budget: $ 115,000,000
Project area: 10,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Chyutin Architects

Summer Terrace / za bor architects

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Architects: za bor architects / Arseniy Borisenko, Peter Zaytsev
Location: Region, Russia
Principal Use: recreation
Engineer: architects
Project area: 43 sqm
Project year: 2009 – 2010
Photographs: Peter Zaytsev

Newport Station / Grimshaw

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Architects: Grimshaw
Location: Newport, , England
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: Tokyo,
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: , Spain
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: , Spain
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 , , the Yoyogi National Gymnasium has become an architectural icon for its distinctive design.  Designed by one of ’s most famous modernist architects, Kenzo Tange, 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, ,
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, ,
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: Sydney,
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: , Turkey
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: New Delhi,
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: , Turkey
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 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


Architects: Cory Buckner and Nick Roberts AIA Architects
Location: Los Angeles,
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, completed the design of Kunsthaus Bregenz [1997].  The Kunsthaus museum in Bregenz, 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.