U house / NDA

Architects: Natalie Dionne Architecture
Location: Montreal,
DesignYear: 2003
Construction Year: 2007
Photographs: Marc Cramer

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Apartment Refurbishment in A. Vespucio / Enrique Browne

Architects: Enrique Browne y Asociados Arquitectos
Location: Santiago,
Collaborators: Hernán Fontaine, Agustín Infante & Nicolás Saieh
Project year: 2007-2008
Constructed Area: 294 sqm
Contractor: Empresa Constructora Mena e Infante
Photographs: Felipe Fontecilla

Ordino Complex / Arteks Arquitectura & Esther Pascal architect

Architect: ARTEKS Arquitectura + Esther Pascal architect
Location: Ordino, Andorra
Architects in charge: Elisabet Faura & Ester Pascal
Collaborators: Gemma Roca, Dalila Pregal, Alvaro Briceño, Malte Ruckert, Ruper Maurus, Carlos Cobreros, Cecilia Vázquez , Alex Miralles
Artistic Collaborator: Victor Pérez Porro
Structure: GETCE BEAL_ Xavier Beal Vilaginés
Utilities: Bernabé Rodriguez
Acoustics: Higini Arau
General Contractor: COIMA S.A
Constructed Area: 9,714 sqm
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute & Eugeni Pons

In progress: Rennes Métropole Crematorium by PLAN 01

Architects: PLAN 01 architects
Location: Rennes Métropole,
Project team: Jean Bocabeille, Anne-Cécile Comar, Philippe Croisier, Christophe Ouhayoun, Stéphane Pertusier, Ignacio Prego, Dominique Vitti, Anne-Charlotte Zanassi, Julien Zanassi and Nicolas Ziesel
Project manager: Daniela Miccolis
Project year: 2005-2009
Site Area: 1,100 sqm
Budget: US $2,72 M
Photographs: © Stéphane Chalmeau

Pinnacles Interpretive Centre / Woodhead

Woodhead Architects designed this building over a beautiful landscape in Western , integrated with it through the use of wood. The exterior spaces offer a shaded place to contemplate this landscape.

Wood house in Caviano / Wespi de Meuron

Architects: Markus Wespi Jérôme de Meuron architects
Location: Caviano,
Project year: 2008

Kalmar Museum of Art / Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter

Architects: Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter
Location: Kalmar,
Architects in charge: Bolle Tham & Martin Videgård Hansson
Collaborators: Lukas Thiel (project architect) Tove Belfrage, Erik Wåhlström, Johan Bergholm
Constructed Area: 1,594 sqm + existing
Project year: 2007-2008
Client: Municipality of Kalmar
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman

Bubbletecture M / Shuhei Endo

Shuhei Endo just shared with us another of his “tecture” series. Bubbletecture M is an amazing bubble-like wooden structure that houses a kindergarden in Osaka, .

More info after the break.

Construction process of the The Cathedral of Christ the Light / SOM

The construction process of the The Cathedral of Christ the Light by (featured earlier on AD), clearly shows the impressive structure that supports the building and its skin.

You can see more at this gallery, courtesy of SOM:

The Cathedral of Christ the Light / SOM

If you haven´t heard about Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, maybe you didn´t take and Architecture History class, as they played an active role on the  International Style during the 1930s. They also developed an expertise in high rise towers and structural engineering, shaping the downtown of the most important cities in the United States – and the rest of the world. As of now SOM is one of the largest offices in the world, with on-going projects such as the Burj Dubai, actually the tallest building in the world.

But SOM is not just high rise buildings. They have developed award winning sustainable master plans, interiors, structures, and other types of buildings.

Now we present you The Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, CA, an amazing structure with a wooden/glass skin that creates an interior full of light. One of my favorite buildings of the year, already awarded with an AIA Honor Award for Architecture.

We´d like to thank SOM San Francisco for providing us all the information of this new project.

Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Location: Oakland, California,
Design Team: Craig Hartman, FAIA, Design Partner / Gene Schnair, FAIA, Managing Partner / Keith Boswell, AIA, Technical Director / Raymond Kuca, AIA, Project Manager / Patrick Daly, AIA, Senior Design Architect / Eric Keune, AIA / Lisa Gayle Finster, AIA / Christopher Kimball / Jane Lee / Christina Kyrillou / Elizabeth Valadez / Denise Hall Montgomery / Mariah Neilson / Peter Jackson / Surjanto / Gary Rohrbacher / Ayumi Sugiyama / Liang Wu / Katie Motchen / Matthew Tierney / Henry Vlanin
Structural Engineering: Mark Sarkisian, PE, SE, Structural Engineering Director / Peter Lee, PE, SE, Senior Structural Engineer / Eric Long, PE, Senior Structural Engineer / Aaron Mazeika, PE, AP / William Bond / Ernest Vayl / Feliciano Racines / Jean-Pierre Michel Chakar / Lindsay Hu / Rupa Garai / Sarah Diegnan
Interior Design: Tamara Dinsmore, Chanda Capelli, Susanne LeBlanc, Carmen Carrasco, David Lou
General Contractor: Webcor Builders
Design start: 2002
Construction Complete: 2008
Site Area: 2.50 acres
Constructed Area: 20,996 sqm
Photographs: César Rubio, Timothy Hursley, John Blaustein

© César Rubio © Timothy Hursley © César Rubio © John Blaustein

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Esker house / PLASMA Studio

Architects: Plasma Studio
Location: Innichen, San Candido,
Project Year: 2006
Principals: Arch. Eva Castro, Arch. Holger Kehne, Arch Ulla Hell
Collaborators: Arch. Peter Pichler, Arch. Angelika Mair, Libny Pacheco
Contractor: Tschurtschenthaler Werner GmbH
Interior Area: 115 sqm
Terraces Area: 55 sqm
Photographs: Cristobal Palma

Metamorphosis 1 / Jose Ulloa Davet + Delphine Ding

Project: Metamorfosis 1, Renovation of a wooden house
Location: Tunquén,Casablanca,
Architects: Renewal ( 2008) José Ulloa Davet, Delphine Ding
Original House (1990): Pedro Salas
Construction Supervision: Danio Ulloa Azocar
Engineering: Teknoingeniería Ltda
Carpenter: Pablo Montoya
Project year: 2007-2008
Photographs: José Ulloa Davet

Parliament for the Sami people / SH arkitekter

Hector Peldoza shared with us this set of pictures of the Sametinget parliament by Stein Halvorsen AS and Christian Sundby architects MNA (1998-2000).

Outeiro House / Ezzo

Architects: Ezzo – Cesar Machado Moreira
Location: Oporto,
Design Team: Fátima Barroso
Project year: 2005-2006
Client: Marta Mello Sampayo
Structural Engineering: Eng.Lopes de Oliveira
Services: Oval Engenharia
Photographs: Joao Ferrand

TBWA/Hakuhodo Offices / KDa

Architects: Klein Dytham architecture
Location: Shibaura, Tokyo,
Client: TBWA/ Hakuhodo
Team: Astrid Klein, Mark Dytham , Yukinari Hisayama, Yoshinori Nishmura, Joe Keating
Contractor: D Brian, Masaya Tanimoto Totem
Project Year: 2007

Tsai residence / HHF Architects + Ai Weiwei

Architects: HHF Architects + Ai WeiWei
Location: Ancram, New York, USA
Design Team: HERLACH HARTMANN FROMMENWILER & with Bhavana Hameed, Tom Strub, Fumiko Takahama, Magnus Zwyssig
Structural Engineering: Crawford & Associates, Hudson, NY
Construction Management: Crawford & Associates, Hudson, NY
General Contractor: Robert Reed Construction, Germantown, NY
Design year: 2005-2006
Construction year: 2006-2008
Client: Private
Constructed Area: 375 sqm
Photographs: Iwan Baan, Nikolas Koenig

Villa Old Oaks / OFIS arhitekti

Architect: OFIS arhitekti
Location: Ljubljana,
Design Year: 2003
Construction Year: 2003-2008
Project leaders: Rok Oman & Špela Videčnik
Design Team: Rok Oman, Špela Videčnik, Neža Oman, Florian Frey, Vanja Fink, Špela Uršič
Constructed Area: 800 sqm
Structural Engineering: Valide d. o. o
Mechanical Engineering: Oves d. o. o., Vavtar Engineering d. o. o.
Electrical Engineering: Winky d. o. o, Energomont d. o. o.
Budget: 1M Euro (US $1,32M)
Photographs: Tomaz Gregoric

Reinoksevann / Pushak

Architects: Pushak
Location: Nordkynnhalvøya, Finnmark,
Project Year: 2007
Program: Roadstop, benches, open fireplaces, toilet
Client: Norwegian Road Authority Finnmark