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Tuesday, March 03, 2015
UC Berkeley + Kengo Kuma, Nest We Grow in Hokkaido (Japan)
25/02/2015

UC Berkeley + Kengo Kuma, Nest We Grow in Hokkaido (Japan)

Located in the Memu Meadows Center for Research on Environmental Technologies, in the small town of Taiki, in Hokkaido, Nest We Grow is the ‘productive garden’ through which the University of California at Berkeley pays tribute...

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Foster + Partners, Apple Store in Hangzhou (China)
24/02/2015

Foster + Partners, Apple Store in Hangzhou (China)

In Hangzhou, in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, the new Apple store designed by the office of Norman Foster recently opened its doors to the public. Inspired in the combination of formal simplicity and technical innovation that characterizes...

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Barkow Leibinger, pavilion at the American Academy in Berlin
20/02/2015

Barkow Leibinger, pavilion at the American Academy in Berlin

A work of the American Frank Barkow and the German Regine Leibinger, the Fellow Pavilion is a light structure of steel and glass delimited by an angular roof – presenting four hyperbolic paraboloids – and a horizontal plane raised a few centimeters...

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Ángel Borrego Cubero, Cultural Factory at Matadero Madrid
18/02/2015

Ángel Borrego Cubero, Cultural Factory at Matadero Madrid

Located in Hangar #1 of the Matadero Center for Contemporary Creation, Factoría Cultural is a space for developing entrepreneurial initiatives in different areas of the arts, communications, and new technologies. Designed by Ángel Borrego Cubero...

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Chartier Dalix, school and sporthall in Boulogne-Billancourt
17/02/2015

Chartier Dalix, school and sporthall in Boulogne-Billancourt

The Paris office of Frédéric Chartier and Pascale Dalix has been commissioned to build new facilities for a primary school and a public gymnasium in Boulogne-Billancourt, a municipality situated 8 kilometers from the French capital. The project...

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Menos é Mais + João Mendes Ribeiro, art center in the Azores
16/02/2015

Menos é Mais + João Mendes Ribeiro, art center in the Azores

A joint work of the Porto office Menos é Mais – Cristina Guedes & Francisco Vieira de Campos – and the Coimbra firm João Mendes Ribeiro Arquitecto, the Archipiélago – Contemporary Art Center engages in dialogue with the volcanic landscape...

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Renato Rizzi, Teatro Shakesperiano en Gandsk (Polonia)
16/02/2015

Renato Rizzi, Teatro Shakesperiano en Gandsk (Polonia)

With its monumental rhetoric and brutalist nuance, Renato Rizzi’s Shakespearean Theater breaks into the urban environment of Gdansk as a new icon, thanks to a roof that opens like two wings soaring 24 meters. The building establishes a rapport...

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Zaha Hadid, Jockey Club Innovation Tower in Hong Kong
13/02/2015

Zaha Hadid, Jockey Club Innovation Tower in Hong Kong

On a narrow irregular site on the edge of a university zone, between a football field and a motorway, the JCIT connects with the heart of the campus through fluid geometry. Even in the initial stages of the design process, the project was approached in the spirit...

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ARQUITECTURA-G, Casa Luz in Cilleros (Cáceres)
12/02/2015

ARQUITECTURA-G, Casa Luz in Cilleros (Cáceres)

Luz, the owner of this one-family house in Cilleros, a municipality of the western Spanish province of Cáceres, wanted to turn a ruin of a building into a luminous home with fresh air and a kitchen garden to enjoy. This determined the integral renovation...

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‛Can of Ham’ at 60-70 St Mary Axe in London (Foggo Associates)
12/02/2015

‛Can of Ham’ at 60-70 St Mary Axe in London (Foggo Associates)

In London’s financial district, close to Norman Foster’s so-called Gherkin at 30 St Mary Axe and Richard Rogers’s Leadenhall (popularly known as the ‘cheese grater’), the building at 60-70 St Mary Axe – nicknamed ‘Can of Ham’ because of its arched shape...

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HFE + [c-gf], Sotogrande sailing school in San Roque (Cádiz)
11/02/2015

HFE + [c-gf], Sotogrande sailing school in San Roque (Cádiz)

Héctor Fernández Elorza and Carlos García Fernández are the authors of the sailing school in Sotogrande, the exclusive development in the municipality of San Roque, in the southern Spanish province of Cádiz...

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Suppose Design Office, country house in Hiroshima (Japan)
09/02/2015

Suppose Design Office, country house in Hiroshima (Japan)

Raised on a gravel hill outside Hiroshima, this 80-square-meter dwelling was designed by Suppose Design Office to enable its occupants to watch animals and interact with nature at large. Because the external enclosure is made of acrylic...

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Farris Architects, Park Tower in Antwerp (Belgium)
05/02/2015

Farris Architects, Park Tower in Antwerp (Belgium)

Along the A1 road that connects Brussels to Antwerp rises this 78-meter residential tower of the Belgian firm founded by the Italian architect Giuseppe Farris. Part of a strategic development plan to transform the northern quarters of the city...

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Fougeron Architecture, Fall House in California
03/02/2015

Fougeron Architecture, Fall House in California

In California’s Big Sur region, the San Francisco office of Anne Fougeron has designed a house perched on a cliff at 76 meters above the Pacific Ocean, facing breathtaking views of it. Following the curves of the site’s slope...

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Homes by Perraudin Architecture in Cornebarrieu (France)
02/02/2015

Homes by Perraudin Architecture in Cornebarrieu (France)

Building these twenty social housing units located in the commune of Cornebarrieu, near the city of Toulouse, on a budget that could not go beyond 1,150 euros per square meter, presented an excellent opportunity to demonstrate that construction...

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Isay Weinfeld, equestrian center in Porto Feliz (Brazil)
30/01/2015

Isay Weinfeld, equestrian center in Porto Feliz (Brazil)

On a slight slope, under a single rectangular concrete slab, stands a building providing facilities for horseback riders and amenities for spectators. It is part of the Fazenda Boa Vista equestrian center of Porto Feliz, a city located 100 kilometers from São Paulo...

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Magén Arquitectos, Town Hall of Escatrón (Zaragoza)
29/01/2015

Magén Arquitectos, Town Hall of Escatrón (Zaragoza)

Located 80 kilometers from the Aragonese capital, in the comarca Ribera Baja del Ebro, the municipality of Escatrón boasts a new town hall, built by the Zaragoza firm of Jaime and Francisco Javier Magén. Addressing the functional and...

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Alejandro Soffia & Gabriel Rudolphy, Hostal Ritoque in Quintero (Chile)
28/01/2015

Alejandro Soffia & Gabriel Rudolphy, Hostal Ritoque in Quintero (Chile)

Alejandro Soffia and Gabriel Rudolphy are the authors of Hostal Ritoque, located on the beach of the same name, in Quintero, Valparaíso province. Working on a low budget, the Chilean architects chose to use local building techniques...

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Archea, masterplan for International Grape Exhibition Garden in Beijing
27/01/2015

Archea, masterplan for International Grape Exhibition Garden in Beijing

In 2012, Archea won the competition, held between invited teams, to develop 200 hectares of Beijing’s Yanqing County for a wine show that would be part of the 11th International Conference on Grapevine Breeding and Genetics...

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Kazuyo Sejima, Yoshida Printing Headquarters in Tokyo
23/01/2015

Kazuyo Sejima, Yoshida Printing Headquarters in Tokyo

The headquarters of Yoshida Printing, located in a business area near Tokyo, house different multifunctional spaces to concentrate, in a flexible manner, the offices of the Japanese company and spaces for special events. The plot, rectangular in shape...

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Jorge Mealha, technological park of Óbidos (Portugal)
22/01/2015

Jorge Mealha, technological park of Óbidos (Portugal)

Outside Óbidos, the historical fortified city located some 80 kilometers north of Portugal, Jorge Mealha builds a main piazza and central buildings for the Portuguese technological park, complying with the brief of the competition held in 2010. Some parts...

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Under construction: BIG’s West 57th building in New York
21/01/2015

Under construction: BIG’s West 57th building in New York

The residential project of the Danish firm of Bjarke Ingels, on West 57th in Manhattan, presents a sharp slope rising 137 meters and generating a transition of scale between the surrounding buildings. The building is to be completed in 2015.

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Carlos Puente & Alejandro Alférez, changing rooms at the UPO, Seville
20/01/2015

Carlos Puente & Alejandro Alférez, changing rooms at the UPO, Seville

As part of phase one of plans for technical refurbishment and landscaping redevelopment of the west sport zone of Seville's UPO (Universidad Pablo de Olavide), Carlos Puente and Alejandro Alférez have designed two artificial-grass football...

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David Chipperfield: Offices at Joachimstrasse 11, Berlin
19/01/2015

David Chipperfield: Offices at Joachimstrasse 11, Berlin

The four volumes of reinforced concrete that make up this project in Berlin expand a preexisting building raised in brick in 1895 as a piano factory. The new blocks are prisms with sizes depending on the neighboring buildings, and a white enclosure...

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Naud & Poux, Antoine de St Exupéry home for the elderly in Villejuif (France)
15/01/2015

Naud & Poux, Antoine de St Exupéry home for the elderly in Villejuif (France)

The French firm of Élizabeth Naud & Luc Poux has built the Antoine de St Exupéry center for the care of dependent elderly people in Villejuif, a municipality close to 8 kilometers from the heart of Paris. The 9,200-square-meter complex houses...

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Jean Nouvel’s Concert Hall in Paris Aims to Bridge Divides
14/01/2015

Jean Nouvel’s Concert Hall in Paris Aims to Bridge Divides

The New York Times

The new concert hall here, the Philharmonie de Paris, rises like a flight of doves, its sprawling waves of concrete and steel designed by the star architect Jean Nouvel...

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Spa Design, Triburg headquarters in Gurgaon (India)
14/01/2015

Spa Design, Triburg headquarters in Gurgaon (India)

Inspired in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and in the old construction for a well in the Indian town of Adalaj,  tree-planted terraces of arched facades form the textile company Triburg’s offices in Gurgaon, a city located 30 kilometers from New Delhi...

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Carlos Prata, ‘Molhes do Douro’ in Porto (Portugal)
13/01/2015

Carlos Prata, ‘Molhes do Douro’ in Porto (Portugal)

Foz do Douro, a high-end neighborhood where the Douro meets the Atlantic, is the location of a dike built by  the Portuguese architect Carlos Prata which, besides keeping  ocean water at bay to enable navigation along the river...

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Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP, Residential building in Hiroshima (Japan)
12/01/2015

Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP, Residential building in Hiroshima (Japan)

The facade of this building was constructed with bricks or blocks made of solid and very resistant glass which were prepared following a complex process of artisanal straining and fabricated one at a time. As soon as it was melted...

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CEBRA, care center for children (Denmark)
09/01/2015

CEBRA, care center for children (Denmark)

CEBRA, the office set up by Mikkel Frost, Carsten Primdahl, and Kolja Nielsen in Aarhus, is the author of a 1,250-square-meter care center for marginalized children and teenagers in Kertemnide, a municipality on the Danish island of Fionia...

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Organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad, the congress (Pamplona, June 2012) appealed to civic solidarity as an instrument of architecture in facing the urgent economic and environmental challenges of today.
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