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Advantech Linkou Campus Phase 1 / J. J. Pan & Partners

  • Architects: J. J. Pan & Partners
  • Location: No. 27, Wende Road, Guishan District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan 333
  • Design Team: Joshua J. Pan, Jason Chen, Yi-Tai Lin, Tien-Kai Yang, Shun-Lang Wu, Hsin-Ha Chen, Chia-Wei Ting, Po-Cheng Wang, Hsin-Pin Lee, Tien-Yi Pan, Shih-Fang Huang, Chia-Ling Yang, Jing-Ren Chen, Chen-Yang Chang, Pao-Chao Hsu
  • Area: 36600.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Vesper W.S. Hsieh

© Vesper W.S. Hsieh © Vesper W.S. Hsieh © Vesper W.S. Hsieh © Vesper W.S. Hsieh

Community Center in Groningen / Kwint Architecten

  • Architects: Kwint Architecten
  • Location: Groningen, Netherlands
  • Design Team: Bernhard Klok, Fokko van der Veen, Theo Koops, Douwe Drijfhout, Marco Koster, Jens Wind, Annelies Hoving, Ida Willemsen
  • Photographs: Ronald Zijlstra

© Ronald Zijlstra © Ronald Zijlstra © Ronald Zijlstra © Ronald Zijlstra

RAW / Weijenberg Architects

  • Architects: Weijenberg Architects
  • Location: Lequn 3rd Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104
  • Area: 4500.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: mwphotoinc

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Open Call: TREEHOUSING Seeks Innovative Wood Housing and Urban Building Solutions

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and DBR | Design Build Research School are now seeking entries for TREEHOUSING, an international wood design competition. Housing for the world’s growing urban population and the threat of deforestation are two of the most significant issues facing humanity today. TREEHOUSING challenges architecture students, professional architects and designers to develop innovative wood housing and urban building solutions through two distinct open competitions: TREEHOUSING DURBAN | Tall Wood Housing and TREEHOUSING GLOBAL | Affordable Wood Housing. Read on to learn more. 

Wolf Creek Red Tail / Johnston Architects

  • Architects: Johnston Architects
  • Location: Winthrop, WA, USA
  • Design Team: Johnston Architects, BTL Engineering, Lost River Construction
  • Designer: Ray, Mary Johnston
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Johnston Architects

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Germany Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / SCHMIDHUBER + Milla & Partner + Nüssli.

Courtesy of SCHMIDHUBER /+ Milla & Partner + Nüssli.
Courtesy of SCHMIDHUBER /+ Milla & Partner + Nüssli.
  • Architects: SCHMIDHUBER
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Overall Responsibility: German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, Bonn
  • Team: SCHMIDHUBER + Milla & Partner + Nüssli
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of SCHMIDHUBER /+ Milla & Partner + Nüssli.

Courtesy of SCHMIDHUBER /+ Milla & Partner + Nüssli. Courtesy of SCHMIDHUBER /+ Milla & Partner + Nüssli. Courtesy of SCHMIDHUBER /+ Milla & Partner + Nüssli. Courtesy of SCHMIDHUBER /+ Milla & Partner + Nüssli.

Dialogue in the Dark Bukchon / Wise Architecture

  • Architects: Wise Architecture
  • Location: 1-29 Gahoe-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Area: 390.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Yongkwan Kim

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OMSORG / GRAUX & BAEYENS architects

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Duurzaamheidscentrum Assen / 24H > architecture

  • Architects: 24H > architecture
  • Location: Bosrand, Assen, Netherlands
  • Design Team: Maartje Lammers, Boris Zeisser, 
Fieke Poelman, Jasper Deurloo, Pieter Scholten
  • Contractor: Jansman Bouw, Luttenberg
  • Area: 2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Boris Zeisser 24H

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MGA Proposes World's Tallest Wood Building in Paris

Michael Green Architecture (MGA) and DVVD has teamed up with REI France developments to propose the world's tallest wood building in Paris. The carbon-neutral proposal, developed as part of the city’s innovative Réinventer Paris competition, aims to alleviate the city's urban housing challenges.

“Our goal is that through innovation, youthful social contact and overall community building, we have created a design that becomes uniquely important to Paris,” said Michael Green, Principal of MGA. “Just as Gustave Eiffel shattered our conception of what was possible a century and a half ago, this project can push the envelope of wood innovation with France in the forefront. The Pershing Site is the perfect moment for Paris to embrace the next era of architecture.” 

Priceless Milano / Park Associati

  • Architects: Park Associati
  • Location: Piazza della Scala, 20121 Milano, Italy
  • Project Partner: Banca Intesa SanPaolo
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Park Associati

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AD Interviews: Mikko Summanen / K2S

We caught up with Mikko Summanen, one of the co-founders of Finnish firm K2S architects, during his recent trip to Chile for the Finland-Chile Architecture Marathon lecture series. K2S is known for their work designing public and cultural buildings, with projects including the Arctia Headquarters and the Kamppi Chapel in Helsinki, both of which follow the tradition of Finnish architecture (wood, light, craftsmanship, construction detail), while exploring new ways to materialize the tradition. K2S are especially known for their innovative use of traditional materials, as seen with the curved wooden walls of the Kamppi Chapel, with its interiors bathed in light; the use of brick on the Paasitorni Hotel, and the influence of the Finnish maritime industry on the floating Arctia Headquarters.

“In the case of the chapel in Kamppi, what we found really rewarding is that it’s a combination of really traditional techniques like carpentry and shipbuilding combined with the most contemporary technologies like 3D modeling … and even nanotechnology in the case of the treatment of the wooden facades,” Summanen told us.

AD Interviews: Mikko Summanen / K2S AD Interviews: Mikko Summanen / K2S AD Interviews: Mikko Summanen / K2S AD Interviews: Mikko Summanen / K2S

Far Sight House / Wallflower Architecture + Design

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My Secret Garden / Yestudio

  • Architects: Yestudio
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • General Contractor: Yestudio
  • Area: 40.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Clivelan

© Clivelan © Clivelan © Clivelan © Clivelan

Moucharabieh New-School / Y.Architectes + Gautier+Conquet

  • Architects: Y.Architectes, Gautier+Conquet
  • Location: Nimes, France
  • Y Architectes: Yann Fontaine, Yann Drossart, Corinne Drossart
  • Gautier+Conquet: Dominique Gautier
  • Client: Nîmes Métropole
  • Area: 230.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Brice Robert

© Brice Robert © Brice Robert © Brice Robert © Brice Robert

Kahrizak Residential Project / CAAT Studio

  • Architects: CAAT Studio
  • Location: Kahrizak, Tehran, Iran
  • Architect in Charge: Mahdi Kamboozia
  • Design Collaborator: Helena Ghanbari
  • Assistant: Alireza Movahedi
  • Area: 1660.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Parham Taghiof, Ashkan Radnia

© Parham Taghiof © Parham Taghiof © Parham Taghiof © Parham Taghiof

Extrude / studio GAON

  • Architects: studio GAON
  • Location: Hanam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architects in Charge: Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo Roh
  • Area: 70.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Young-chae Park

© Young-chae Park © Young-chae Park © Young-chae Park © Young-chae Park

Brazil Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Studio Arthur Casas + Atelier Marko Brajovic

  • Architects: Studio Arthur Casas, Atelier Marko Brajovic
  • Location: Ingresso EXpo, Via Giorgio Stephenson, 107, 20157 Milano, Italy
  • Architecture Author : Arthur Casas
  • Architecture Co-authors : Alexandra Kayat, Gabriel Ranieri, Alessandra Mattar, Eduardo Mikowski, Nara Telles, Pedro Ribeiro and Raul Cano
  • Architecture Project Coordination : Alexandra Kayat
  • Architecture Co-author and interior design coordination : Renata Adoni
  • Architecture Studio director: Marilia Pellegrini
  • Architecture Collaborators : Arnault Weber, Rodrigo Tamburus, Fernanda Müller, Daniel Vianna and Juliana Matalon.
  • Area: 3674.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Filippo Poli, Courtesy of Atelier Marko Brajovic, Raphael Azevedo França

© Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli