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'Floating Plaza' Competition Entry / NC-Office

01:00 - 4 July, 2013
'Floating Plaza' Competition Entry / NC-Office, Courtesy of NC-Office
Courtesy of NC-Office

NC-Office shared with us their 'Floating Plaza' proposal for the competition that called for the urban concept and architectural design and development of Sveta Nedelya Square, in the city of Sofia. The main strategy for the project is to provide a clearly defined plaza for congregation in the heart of Sofia. To achieve this, the architects propose a plane which “peels” away from the north side of Sveta Nedelya Church and floats over Boulevard Vitosha. This ‘plane’ alludes to the historical use of that area of ancient Serdika. More images and architects' description after the break.

Notre Dame de l’Assomption - National Cathedral Competition Entry / NC-Office

03:00 - 20 January, 2013
Courtesy of NC-Office
Courtesy of NC-Office

Recently destroyed by the 2010 Earthquake, Port-au-Prince’s new design for the National Cathedral is presented as an absolute plain wall of concrete which expresses the true character of the construction. Designed by NC-Office, the concrete material is not only structurally appropriate, but it also produces a somber cool space that absorbs light – forming an architecture of shadows. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Architecture City Guide: Miami

10:56 - 11 May, 2011
Courtesy of Flickr CC License / SMWalton73. Used under <a href=''>Creative Commons</a>
Courtesy of Flickr CC License / SMWalton73. Used under Creative Commons

This week we are taking our Architecture City Guide to South Beach. Miami’s architectural styles range from austere corporate architecture, as it has the largest concentration of international banks in the United States, to colorful and playful architecture that reflects its beach and Latin American culture. Architecture lovers can’t miss Miami Beach’s Art Deco District or its old Spanish heritage. We have put together a list of 12 contemporary buildings that range from a small park pavilion to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. There is plenty more to see in Miami so please add your “must not miss” in the comment section below.

Architecture City Guide: Miami list and corresponding map after the break!

Interior Build-out at the Gansevoort Hotel South / NC-office

00:00 - 18 March, 2011
Interior Build-out at the Gansevoort Hotel South / NC-office, © Michael Stavaridis
© Michael Stavaridis

© Michael Stavaridis © Michael Stavaridis © Michael Stavaridis © Michael Stavaridis + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Miami, Florida, USA
  • Collaborators

    Peter Nedev, Elizabeth Cardona, Cristina Canton, Nikolay Nedev, Mauricio Gonzalez
  • Consultants

    Popov Engineers, Inc. (MEP), Don Shakelford (Structural)
  • Client

    Rowland Coffee Roasters / Gansevoort Hotel South
  • Contractor

    RCC Construction
  • Project Year

  • Photographs