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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Magén arquitectos, Valdespartera Kindergarten (Zaragoza)
17/04/2015

Magén arquitectos, Valdespartera Kindergarten (Zaragoza)

On the southern border of the city, between a new residential area and the Z-40 beltway, the project addresses the conditions of the place. The plot initially had an area of 60,000 square meters for all educational stages...

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Wise Architecture, Red Mirror building in Seoul
16/04/2015

Wise Architecture, Red Mirror building in Seoul

A work of the South Korean firm Wise Architecture, led by Young Jang and Sook Hee Chun, this office block is located in Seoul’s busy Gangnam district. Named Red Mirror, the building is encased in a cage made of strips of different materials...

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Richard Meier: Harumi C1 residential tower in Tokyo
15/04/2015

Richard Meier: Harumi C1 residential tower in Tokyo

The New York firm of Richard Meier has finished the first of two towers comprising his first residential project in Japan. Situated along the waterfront promenade of Tokyo Bay, on the artificial island of Harumi, close to the Olympic Village of 2020...

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Renzo Piano-designed skyscraper inaugurated in Turin
13/04/2015

Renzo Piano-designed skyscraper inaugurated in Turin

ANSA

The new headquarters of Intesa Sanpaolo bank in Turin, a 166-metre skyscraper designed by famed architect Renzo Piano...

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Original Design Studio, Fan Zeng art gallery in Nantong (China)
10/04/2015

Original Design Studio, Fan Zeng art gallery in Nantong (China)

The Shanghai-based Original Design Studio has built a museum for the much in demand artist Fan Zeng, born in 1938, in Nantong, to a family devoted to calligraphy, painting, and poetry for thirteen generations. The building’s design presents different...

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Ifat Finkelman & Deborah Warshawski, tree house in Jerusalem
09/04/2015

Ifat Finkelman & Deborah Warshawski, tree house in Jerusalem

This children’s park in Jerusalem, designed by Ifat Finkelman and Deborah Warshawski, is situated in the entrance courtyard of the Israel Museum’s Youth Wing for Art Education. Contrasting with the concrete and stone of the surrounding buildings...

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Manuelle Gautrand, National Drama Theater in Béthune (France)
08/04/2015

Manuelle Gautrand, National Drama Theater in Béthune (France)

Fifteen years ago, Manuelle Gautrand built the National Drama Theater in Béthune, a municipality in France’s Nord-Pas-de-Calais department, a few kilometers from the Belgian border. The fruit of a 1994 competition, the design of the Parisian...

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Valerio Olgiati, Villa Além in Portugal’s Alentejo region
08/04/2015

Valerio Olgiati, Villa Além in Portugal’s Alentejo region

In a recondite place abounding in cork trees in the Alentejo region of Portugal, ten kilometers from the Atlantic coast, is the villa which the Swiss architect Valerio Olgiati has built for himself and his wife. Four concrete walls rise up to 5.5 meters...

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Izaskun Chinchilla, Castle Rehabilitation in Garcimuñoz (Cuenca)
07/04/2015

Izaskun Chinchilla, Castle Rehabilitation in Garcimuñoz (Cuenca)

In 2003 the Ministry of Development launched an architectural competition to restore the fortress that lends its name to Castillo de Garcimuñoz, a small town in the province of Cuenca, located near the A-3 highway...

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Norman Foster opens new City Hall of Buenos Aires
06/04/2015

Norman Foster opens new City Hall of Buenos Aires

Under the waves of a huge cantilevering concrete roof, the Buenos Aires Ciudad Casa de Gobierno – the Argentinian capital’s new city hall built by Foster + Partners – presents a quadruple-height atrium and glazed facades offering views...

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GPY arquitectos, School of Fine Arts, La Laguna (Tenerife)
03/04/2015

GPY arquitectos, School of Fine Arts, La Laguna (Tenerife)

The plot where the new School of Fine Arts of the University of La Laguna goes up, to the northeast of the island of Tenerife, is adjacent to the TF-5 highway, and is physically separated from the current university campus of Guajara...

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Orkidstudio, Nakuru Proyect in Kenya
02/04/2015

Orkidstudio, Nakuru Proyect in Kenya

Located in an agricultural enclave on the outskirts of Nakuru, Kenya’s third city, this hospice for children of the Kikuyu community was built in just eight weeks thanks to the collaboration of local men and women and of young architects...

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Pedro Hernández, new monastery in Paterna (Valencia)
31/03/2015

Pedro Hernández, new monastery in Paterna (Valencia)

In Paterna, a municipality located 10 kilometers from Valencia city, the new Royal Monastery of Santa Catalina de Siena is going up as a result of the Integrated Action Program (PAI) that the thirty Dominican nuns living in the old cloistered convent...

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Herzog & de Meuron, Miu Miu store in Tokio
30/03/2015

Herzog & de Meuron, Miu Miu store in Tokio

The Tokyo district of Aoyama is now graced by the store designed by Herzog & de Meuron for Miu Miu, a clothing and accessories brand of the Italian fashion group Prada. Very close to it, in 2003, the Swiss partners built a Prada flagship store...

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Production of IKEA shelters to begin
30/03/2015

Production of IKEA shelters to begin

The modular dwellings for emergency situations that the Swedish company IKEA has developed in collaboration with the United Nations will soon be in production. The initial quantity is 10,000. Starting this summer, these prefabricated homes will be sent...

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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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