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Sunday, March 29, 2015
SANAA, ‘Home-for-All’ pavilion in Higashimatsushima (Japan)
27/03/2015

SANAA, ‘Home-for-All’ pavilion in Higashimatsushima (Japan)

Launched by Toyo Ito in 2011, the ‘Home-for-All’ is a program for the construction of community centers along Japan’s west coast, in areas devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of that year. A dozen projects within the program...

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New Wing at Corning Museum of Glass Invites the Light
25/03/2015

New Wing at Corning Museum of Glass Invites the Light

The New York Times

The first thing the architect Thomas Phifer did after being awarded the commission for the Corning Museum of Glass’s new 100,000-square-foot Contemporary Art...

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Heatherwick Studio, university learning hub in Singapore
24/03/2015

Heatherwick Studio, university learning hub in Singapore

A work of the British designer Thomas Heatherwick, the new Learning Hub of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore is a complex of twelve towers which taper towards their bases. Around an atrium rising eight levels, fifty-six oval classrooms...

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Zaha Hadid, Wangjing Soho in Beijing
20/03/2015

Zaha Hadid, Wangjing Soho in Beijing

This mixed-use complex, intended mainly for retail and office spaces, is situated in Beijing’s Wangjing subdistrict, a technology center which is home to leading firms like Telecom and Panasonic. Surrounded by 60,000 square meters of parkland...

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Studio MK27: Redux House in Bragança Paulista (Brazil)
19/03/2015

Studio MK27: Redux House in Bragança Paulista (Brazil)

Designed by the Brazilian firm MK27, led by Marcio Kogan, in collaboration with Samanta Cafardo, the Redux House rises on sloping terrain in Quinta La Baroneza, a gated community in the municipality of Bragança Paulista, 90 kilometers from São Paulo...

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Juan Moya Romero, sport pavilion in Güevejar (Granada)
18/03/2015

Juan Moya Romero, sport pavilion in Güevejar (Granada)

The Granada architect Juan Moya Romero is the author of the new sport pavilion of Güevejar, a municipality in the Granada province, 10 kilometers from the city. The project is part of a masterplan for interventions which have been improving...

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SOM, building for The New School in Manhattan
18/03/2015

SOM, building for The New School in Manhattan

Conceived as a vertical university campus, the new building for The New School in Manhattan, a work of SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill), contains 35,000 square meters in sixteen floors. Bronze-colored panels alternate with panes of glass...

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Schilder Scholte, Pani Community Center in Rajarhat (Bangladesh)
17/03/2015

Schilder Scholte, Pani Community Center in Rajarhat (Bangladesh)

The Netherlands-based Pani Foundation commissioned the Rotterdam office of Gerrit Schilder and Hill Scholte to design a community center for Rajarhat, a town in northern Bangladesh, near the Indian border. The 910-square-meter complex...

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Wespi de Meuron Romeo, stone house in Scaiano (Switzerland)
17/03/2015

Wespi de Meuron Romeo, stone house in Scaiano (Switzerland)

The Swiss office of Markus Wespi, Jérôme de Meuron, and Luca Romeo is the author of the project for the refurbishment of this old house in the heart of the village of Scaiano, in Ticino, the southernmost canton of the Switzerland...

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Frank Gehry, Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris
16/03/2015

Frank Gehry, Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris

The new center of the Fondation Louis Vuitton is located in what is called the Jardin d’Acclimatation of Paris’s Bois de Boulogne, an enclave whose name recalls large 19th- century greenhouses. Those pavilions are the inspiration for this building...

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Toshiko Mori’s Thread building opens in Senegal
12/03/2015

Toshiko Mori’s Thread building opens in Senegal

A year after construction began, the Thread building has opened its doors in the remote Senegalese village of Sinthian. Designed by the New York firm of Toshiko Mori, the new cultural center includes performance spaces and a residence for artists.

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AZL Architects, Wanjing Garden chapel in Nanjing (China)
09/03/2015

AZL Architects, Wanjing Garden chapel in Nanjing (China)

The local firm AZL Architects is the author of the new 200-square-meter chapel in Wanjing Garden, on the banks of the Nanjing Rover. The small building, which has a  V-shaped profile, presents a double enclosure of slats of pine and birch wood...

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Corea, Morán & Guerrico: Carles Rahola Public Library in Girona
06/03/2015

Corea, Morán & Guerrico: Carles Rahola Public Library in Girona

Mario Corea, Luis Morán, and Sebastián Guerrico are the authors of this new library in Girona which with its 8,072 square meters is the largest in Catalonia’s network of public libraries. To differentiate the building amid the great variety of langua...

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Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP, Ribbon Chapel in Hiroshima (Japan)
05/03/2015

Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP, Ribbon Chapel in Hiroshima (Japan)

Located in the gardens of the Bella Vista Sakaigahama resort hotel in Onomichi, a city in Hiroshima Prefecture, this chapel for weddings by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP architects presents a double spiral formed by two stairways. These spiral staircases...

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Feldman & Quiñones, El Gadual Children’s Center in Villa Rica (Colombia)
04/03/2015

Feldman & Quiñones, El Gadual Children’s Center in Villa Rica (Colombia)

This childhood center in Villa Rica (Colombia) is equipped with spaces for education and recreation, and provides food and health services to 200 newly born, 300 children, and 100 pregnant mothers. Financed mainly with funds from international...

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SAMI-arquitectos, E/C House in the Azores
04/03/2015

SAMI-arquitectos, E/C House in the Azores

The Portuguese firm SAMI-arquitectos —Inês Vieira da Silva and Miguel Vieira— took an old ruin as the starting point in the design of a house in the Azores, on the island of Pico. Nomimated for the Mies van der Rohe Award of 2015...

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Train station by Mecanoo opened in Delft (Netherlands)
03/03/2015

Train station by Mecanoo opened in Delft (Netherlands)

Three years after the start of construction in Delft, the complex designed by the locally based firm Mecanoo to accommodate a transport interchange, City Hall and municipal offices, the train station has been officially opened to the public...

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Guedes Cruz, Alcabideche social complex in Cascais (Portugal)
27/02/2015

Guedes Cruz, Alcabideche social complex in Cascais (Portugal)

In a built area of almost 10,000 square meters, 52 dwellings for elderly people make up the Alcabideche social complex, designed by the Lisbon office of José Guedes Cruz, César Marques y Marco Martinez Marinho, in the Portuguese municipality...

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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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