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Friday, October 31, 2014
a21studio, i-Resort in Nha Trang (Vietnam)
31/10/2014

a21studio, i-Resort in Nha Trang (Vietnam)

Specializing in mud baths, this resort is located on a small hill with thermal springs aplenty, close to the main river of tropical Nha Trang, a Vietnamese city of almost 400,000 inhabitants. Inspired in certain typological givens as well...

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PATH prefab houses designed by Philippe Starck
22/10/2014

PATH prefab houses designed by Philippe Starck

French designer Philippe has built his own prefabricated low-energy-consuming residence in Montfort l’Amaury, 54 kilometers from Paris. Presenting a glazed enclosure given rhythm by aluminum panels, the two-level house is one of 34 possible...

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Frank Gehry’s ‘cloud of glass’ unveiled in Paris
22/10/2014

Frank Gehry’s ‘cloud of glass’ unveiled in Paris

The Guardian

On Friday, Gehry’s glass cloud – which has also been nicknamed The Iceberg, but is officially the Louis Vuitton Foundation – was unveiled...

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‘Spaces for Peace’ participatory design project in Venezuela
21/10/2014

‘Spaces for Peace’ participatory design project in Venezuela

For six weeks in July and August 2014, five communities in four Venezuelan cities – two in Caracas, the rest in Maracaibo, Mérida, and Valencia – were scenes of small-scale urban-renewal architectural interventions called ‘Spaces for Peace.’...

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2014 Stirling Prize, Everyman Theatre in Liverpool by Haworth Tompkins
17/10/2014

2014 Stirling Prize, Everyman Theatre in Liverpool by Haworth Tompkins

The Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, designed by Haworth Tompkins architects, has won the Stirling Prize 2014, an award the RIBA has since 1996 given annually to the best European building by a British author.

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Hago: Provincial Museum of Fine Arts of Badajoz
16/10/2014

Hago: Provincial Museum of Fine Arts of Badajoz

With a skin of prestressed and perforated cement on the facades, ceilings, and interior borders to visually link together the building’s different spaces, the Madrid studio Hago – Antonio Álvarez-Cienfuegos Rubio and Emilio Delgado Martos...

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One Central Park complex in Sydney, Jean Nouvel in Australia
14/10/2014

One Central Park complex in Sydney, Jean Nouvel in Australia

Located in downtown Sydney, One Central Park is composed of two residential towers rising 12 and 34 floors on a podium containing a 5-level shopping center. Designed by Jean Nouvel in collaboration with his French compatriot Patrick Blanc...

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Dossier: Aluminum. Arquitectura Viva 166
13/10/2014

Dossier: Aluminum. Arquitectura Viva 166

The characteristics of aluminum make it indispensable in contemporary architecture, but its applications go beyond frames and curtain walls, opening up a wide window of constructive and formal possibilities. Six examples are presented...

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Álvaro Fernandes Andrade, Rowing Center, Pocinho (Portugal)
10/10/2014

Álvaro Fernandes Andrade, Rowing Center, Pocinho (Portugal)

This high-performance center for rowers is located close to the Douro River, in the Côa Valley, an area abounding in archaeological sites and engaged primarily in growing wine grapes. This is a zone with an exceptional landscape characterized...

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Atkins, Alila Jabal Akhdar Ecoresort in Oman
03/10/2014

Atkins, Alila Jabal Akhdar Ecoresort in Oman

Deep in the heart of the Hajar Mountains, perched all of 2,000 meters above a gorge, a small hotel blends into the impressive Omani landscape. Containing seventy-eight suites and villas with floor areas ranging between...

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Frank Gehry’s BioMuseum opens in Panama
02/10/2014

Frank Gehry’s BioMuseum opens in Panama

Situated on the Calzada de Amador causeway, Panama’s Museum of Biodiversity – Frank Gehry’s first built work in Latin America – opens its doors to the public in the wake of an official inauguration ceremony. Eight years after construction began...

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MVRDV’s Markthal Rotterdam opens
01/10/2014

MVRDV’s Markthal Rotterdam opens

As a result of a competition held in 2004, the Market Hall is part of a larger plan that aims to regenerate the city center of Rotterdam. Located where the city was founded, the building is a new mixed-use type that interrelates...

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Dominique Perrault, Albi Major Theater (France)
30/09/2014

Dominique Perrault, Albi Major Theater (France)

Following the project drawn up by the firm of Dominique Perrault, first-prize winner in the international competition held for the purpose in 2009, a new theater has gone up in Albi, a small city in the south of France, cradle of Toulouse-Lautrec....

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David Chipperfield, office building in Hangzhou (China)
29/09/2014

David Chipperfield, office building in Hangzhou (China)

Incrusted in the dense urban fabric of the city of Hangzhou, capital of the Chinese province of Zhejiang, the slender office block built by David Chipperfield Architects is defined by its bold, rigorous geometry. Following the Liangzhu Culture Museum...

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Emre Arolat, Sancaklar Mosque in Istanbul (Turkey)
26/09/2014

Emre Arolat, Sancaklar Mosque in Istanbul (Turkey)

The mosque of Sancaklar is located on the outskirts of Istanbul, in a park of vast prairies separated from the city by a motorway. The position of this exceptional enclave set between natural and artificial worlds largely determines the strategy...

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Echeverría y Celis, CRAI at University of Alcalá de Henares
24/09/2014

Echeverría y Celis, CRAI at University of Alcalá de Henares

Ernesto Echeverría and Flavio Celis – professors at the School of Architecture of the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) and members of the firm CDE Arquitectura – have refurbished part of the Cuartel del Príncipe, a barrack occupying...

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Rick Joy, Amangiri Amanresorts in Utah (USA)
19/09/2014

Rick Joy, Amangiri Amanresorts in Utah (USA)

The Four Corners, where the states of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona meet, boasts one of the most extraordinary landscapes in the United States of America. Zoom in to Amangiri, a desert valley more than 1,000 meters above sea level...

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Fumihiko Maki’s Aga Khan Museum opens in Toronto
18/09/2014

Fumihiko Maki’s Aga Khan Museum opens in Toronto

In line with its mission to Foster appreciation and understanding of Islamic culture through its artistic expressions and its intellectual and scientific contributions to world heritage, the Aga Khan Museum has opened in Toronto with a building designed...

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ZEB Pilot House in Larvik (Norway)
17/09/2014

ZEB Pilot House in Larvik (Norway)

Collaboration between the studio Snøhetta, two research centers – Zero Emission Buildings (ZEB) and the multidisciplinary SINTEF –, and two companies – Brødrene Dahl y Optimera – has given rise to the single-family ZEB House in the Ringdalskogen...

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David Chipperfield’s Valentino store opens in New York
16/09/2014

David Chipperfield’s Valentino store opens in New York

The new flagship store of the fashion house Valentino has opened on Fifth Avenue in New York. Occupying an old building raised by John Burgee and Philip Johnson for Takashimaya Department Store, the new shop – designed by David Chipperfield –...

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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Leadenhall Building in London
15/09/2014

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Leadenhall Building in London

In the heart of the City of London, opposite the insurance market Lloyd’s, a work of Richard Rogers Partnership, stands Leadenhall Building, an office tower designed by the firm which Rogers set up in 2007 with Graham Stirk and Ivan Harbour...

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Felipe Assadi: Awasi Hotel in Torres del Paine (Chile)
12/09/2014

Felipe Assadi: Awasi Hotel in Torres del Paine (Chile)

The key specification for this hotel comprising twelve villas situated in the depth and vastness of the Patagonian pampas – neighboring Torres del Paine National Park and three hours away from the nearest urban center – was to go unnoticed...

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Knot House by Atelier Chang  on Geoje Island (South Korea)
11/09/2014

Knot House by Atelier Chang on Geoje Island (South Korea)

Perched on a cliff on the south coast of the South Korean island of Geoje, five white volumes form a stepped row, facing the sea through glass facades. A work of the studio led by Chang Soohyun (Seoul, 1980) – which has offices in London and Zurich...

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Taipei: OMA’s performing arts center progresses
10/09/2014

Taipei: OMA’s performing arts center progresses

Deliberately lacking a main facade, the performing arts center being built in Taiwan’s capital by Rem Koolhaas’s firm will present four sides and three halls of different dimensions sharing a single stage box.

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The Aga Khan's New Islamic Treasure Trove
09/09/2014

The Aga Khan's New Islamic Treasure Trove

The Wall Street Journal

Toronto's Aga Khan Museum will open in a roughly 47,000 square-foot space designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki, giving visitors a permanent...

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Óscar M. Ares, resin interpretation center in Traspinedo (Valladolid)
09/09/2014

Óscar M. Ares, resin interpretation center in Traspinedo (Valladolid)

The Valladolid-born Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez is the author of the project to transform the old municipal slaughterhouse of Traspinedo into the Resin Interpretation Center (CIR). The design combines formal elements taken from local building traditions...

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Dossier:  Design/Build. Arquitectura Viva 165
08/09/2014

Dossier: Design/Build. Arquitectura Viva 165

Developed by teams of students in universities of the West for implementation in conflictive or underprivileged places, and often executed with the help of the local population, the Design/Build cooperation projects are an excellent opportunity...

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Álvaro Siza & Carlos Castanheira, Taifong Golf Club in Taiwan
05/09/2014

Álvaro Siza & Carlos Castanheira, Taifong Golf Club in Taiwan

Begun in 2009, the renovation of Taifong Golf Club by Portuguese architects Álvaro Siza and Carlos Castanheira is now completed. Built in 1981 in the Taiwanese city of Changhua, the sport facilities sprawled over an area of 70 hectares needed a reorganization...

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Erick van Egeraat finishes waste incinerator in Roskilde (Denmark)
03/09/2014

Erick van Egeraat finishes waste incinerator in Roskilde (Denmark)

Winner of a 2008 competition, the Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat’s recently completed building in Roskilde generates heat and electricity for the old Danish city through waste incineration. While the tower rises a hundred meters...

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Emre Arolat refurbishes the marina of Yalikavak (Turkey)
02/09/2014

Emre Arolat refurbishes the marina of Yalikavak (Turkey)

Presenting a play of horizontal and vertical planes of travertine, a volumetric composition conceived by the Istanbul office of Emre Arolat is the new commercial center that enlarges the Palmarina sporting harbor, facing the Aegean sea from the Turkish...

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