Forest Pavilion / nArchitects

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On May 22nd, 2011, framed by green bamboo vaults, Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou stood at a podium inside Forest Pavilion to inaugurate the Masadi Art Festival. Facing a crowd of celebrators, designers, and protesters, President Ma delivered his administration’s vision for a low carbon future.

nARCHITECTS’ Forest Pavilion - completed in May 2011 – serves as a shaded meeting and performance space for visitors to the Da Nong Da Fu Forest and Eco-park in Hualien province, . The project was conceived within the context of an art festival curated by Huichen Wu of Artfield, Taipei for ’s Forestry Bureau with the object of raising public awareness of a new growth forest that is being threatened by development. The pavilion is comprised of eleven vaults built with freshly cut green bamboo, a material first used by in the internationally acclaimed 2004 Canopy for MoMA P.S.1. As an extension of techniques developed in 2004’s Canopy for MoMA/P.S.1, the 60’ diameter and 22’ tall pavilion is built with green bamboo. Forest Pavilion was chosen to host the opening and closing ceremonies of the art festival, becoming a focal point for the park.

Parking Attendant’s Pavilion / Jean-Luc Fugier

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Architects:
Associate Architects: FeST Architecture
Location: Aix-en-Provence,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 30 sqm
Photographs: Philippe Piron

House Strekov I / 3+1 architekti

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Architects: 3+1 architekti / Pavel Plánička, Matěj Páral, Bruno Panenka
Location: Střekov,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 148 sqm
Photographs: 3+1 architekti / Pavel Plánička

Cedar House / Omar Gandhi Architect

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Architects: Omar Gandhi Architect
Location: ,
Clients: Dr. Lynda Earle and Dr. Andy Blackadar
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 1000 sqf addition
Photographs: Greg Richardson Photography

Nettleton 195 / SAOTA

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Architects: SAOTA
Location: Cape Town,
Mechanical Engineers: Spoormaker & Partners
Electrical Engineers: MAC Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 1,005 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of SOATA

Cassie Campbell Community Centre / Perkins+Will

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Architect: Perkins+Will
Location: , Ontario
Project Area: 165,000 sqf
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Lisa Logan Architectural Photography

Heartland Community Church / 360 Architecture

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Architect: 360 Architecture
Location: , Kansas, 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.

House of Kashiba / Horibe Naoko Architect Office

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Architects: Horibe Naoko Architect Office / Naoko Horibe
Location: ,
Project Area: 85.58 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Kei Sugino

Guest House Tokyo / KINO Architects

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Architects: KINO Architects /  Masahiro Kinoshita
Location: , Japan
Collaborator : SAK Architects / Yu Sakuma
Structural Engineer: Yasushi Moribe
Project Area:  45.72 sqm
Photographs: Hiroyuki Hirai

Rounded Loft / A1 Architects

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Architects: A1 Architects
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: A1Architects – MgA. David Maštálka

Fyrstikkalleén School / GASA Architects

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

Split Bathhouse / BaO Architects

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Architects: BaO Architects / Benjamin Beller
Location: Gansu,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 250 sqm
Photographs: BaO Architects

Japanese Precut Timber Construction


The traditional wooden construction of Japanese architecture is extremely detailed. Its exacting precision and craftsmanship has stood the test of time for centuries. However, the process of handcrafting each wooden beam with mortises and tenons is quite labor intensive, and with an aging workforce, automation of the production process is key to continuing the tradition.

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

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

Doughnut House / Naoi Architecture & Design Office

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Architects: Naoi Architecture & Design Office
Location: , Japan
Project Year: 2010
Structural Engineer: Inoue Structural Engineers
Project Area: 133.27 sqm
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

Water Museum / Juan Domingo Santos

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Architect: Juan Domingo Santos
Location: Lanjarón, Granada,
Project Year: 2009
Collaborators: Julien Fajardo, arquitecto, Isabel Díaz Rodríguez, Carmen Moreno Álvarez y Margarita Martínez Barbero
Technique Architect: Juan Diego Guarderas García
Industrial Engineer: Patricio Bautista Carrascosa
Project Area: 478 square meters (interior) + 32 square meters (wooden pavilion)
Photographs: Fernando Alda

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: , Michigan, United States
General Contractor: Frank Rewold and Sons, Inc.
Project Area: 21,000 gross sq ft
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: David Rose

Hall of Remembrance / Methodic Practice

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Architects: Methodic Practice
Location: , England
Project Area: 200 sqm
Photographs: Robin Hayes Photography