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Saturday, October 01, 2016
gmp completes AVIC International office complex in Beijing
29/09/2016

gmp completes AVIC International office complex in Beijing

The German firm gmp (Architekten Von Gerkan, Marg und Partner) has finished the construction, for the Chinese aviation group AVIC International, of an ensemble of offices and commercial premises in Beijing’s Yizhuang New City neighborhood...

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Héctor Fdez. Elorza & Manuel Fdez. Ramírez, hermitage of Jarandilla de la Vera
29/09/2016

Héctor Fdez. Elorza & Manuel Fdez. Ramírez, hermitage of Jarandilla de la Vera

In the Plaza de la Constitución of Jarandilla de la Vera – a town in Cáceres province, Spain, with a population of 3,000 – is the hermitage of Santo Sepulcro, which has been renovated by Héctor Fernández Elorza and Manuel Fernández Ramírez...

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archikubik, restoration and reconversión of Rei Martí water deposit
28/09/2016

archikubik, restoration and reconversión of Rei Martí water deposit

In Barcelona’s Sarrià-Sant Gervasi neighborhood, close to Antoni Gaudí’s Torre Bellesguard, is this water storage deposit built at the end of the 19th century. Located beneath a pinewood, the underground premises were accidentally rediscovered in the late...

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Eye/Espacio y estrategia, architecture workshop in Sechura Desert
26/09/2016

Eye/Espacio y estrategia, architecture workshop in Sechura Desert

Known as the ‘city of eternal heat,’ Piura is surrounded by dunes of Peru’s Sechura Desert. Here, on land reforested with carob trees, sits the architecture workshop of Piura’s university campus, a work of Eye / Espacio y estrategia Arquitectura, a practice...

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David Adjaye on designing the African American museum
23/09/2016

David Adjaye on designing the African American museum

Al Jazeera

David Adjaye explains his inspiration behind the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC...

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Baumschlager Eberle + Atelier Champenois, law courts of Caen
23/09/2016

Baumschlager Eberle + Atelier Champenois, law courts of Caen

The new law courts of Caen, in the northwestern French region of Normandy, are located in the city center. The original design, drawn up by Cristiano Hauvette & Associés, was modified by Baumschlager Eberle Architectes, in collaboration with Hauvette's...

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The Design of Parliaments Has a Funkadelic Impact on Politics
21/09/2016

The Design of Parliaments Has a Funkadelic Impact on Politics

Wired

At first glance, the meeting halls of Russia’s and Botswana’s parliaments could not look more different. Russia’s 616-member parliament makes policy decisions...

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Nieto Sobejano, Bristol Royal Infirmary Extension
21/09/2016

Nieto Sobejano, Bristol Royal Infirmary Extension

The firm Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos – set up by Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano in Madrid in 1985, and working also from a branch in Berlin since 2007 – is the author of the new facade of this hospital complex in the English city of Bristol...

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In Houston, an Underground Cistern Is a New Temple for Art
20/09/2016

In Houston, an Underground Cistern Is a New Temple for Art

CityLab

It took Houston less than 5 years to forget that the city has its own Mines of Moria. A sprawling underground complex of concrete and columns...

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Emilio Marín + Juan Carlos López, interpretation center in the Atacama Desert
20/09/2016

Emilio Marín + Juan Carlos López, interpretation center in the Atacama Desert

In Chile’s Antofagasta region, between the small towns of San Pedro de Atacama and Ayquina, rises this building designed by Emilio Marín and Juan Carlos López – who work from offices in Providencia and Santiago, respectively – that is part of a wind farm...

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Welcome to the sauna and steam of your dreams
20/09/2016

Welcome to the sauna and steam of your dreams

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

“We wanted people to be curious about what this thing could be,” says Francesco Apuzzo of Raumlabor, the Berlin-based architectural collective...

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OMA + Taryn Simon, installation for Park Avenue Armory in New York
17/09/2016

OMA + Taryn Simon, installation for Park Avenue Armory in New York

OMA's New York office has designed a space with monumental concrete columns for a performance by the artist Taryn SImon scheduled for 25 September at the Park Avenue Armory of New York.

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Izaskun Chinchilla, Co-working utopic_US Conde de Casal in Madrid
13/09/2016

Izaskun Chinchilla, Co-working utopic_US Conde de Casal in Madrid

The versatile facility designed by the Madrid studio of Izaskun Chinchilla offers spaces for work and rest which also serve to foster collaboration and interaction among the users. (Photos: Imagen Subliminal - Miguel de Guzmán)

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SelgasCano, School in Nairobi
12/09/2016

SelgasCano, School in Nairobi

The Wall Street Journal

Kibera, a district of Nairobi, Kenya, is one of the largest slums in Africa, thought to house up to a million people...

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VIΛ West 57th Street, by BIG
12/09/2016

VIΛ West 57th Street, by BIG

New York is becoming a greener and more welcoming city. The transformation of the Hudson riverfront, the High Line linear park, the pedestrianization of Broadway and the construction of thousands of kilometers of bicycle lanes are a few of the plans...

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(RE)_Create Taipei
09/09/2016

(RE)_Create Taipei

Basurama

One of the main problem that Taipei city is facing today in relation with city development and urban planning is that common infrastructures...

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Issei Suma, Jikka center for the elderly in Itou-shi (Japan)
09/09/2016

Issei Suma, Jikka center for the elderly in Itou-shi (Japan)

In woodland outside Itous-shi, in Japan’s Shizuoka prefecture, is the small Jikka center for elderly and disabled members of the local community. Designed by the Tokyo architect Issei Suma, the 100-square-meter facility offers accommodations...

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How Do You Add to Versailles? Bravely
08/09/2016

How Do You Add to Versailles? Bravely

The New York Times

In 2011, the archmodernist Parisian architect Dominique Perrault won a closed competition to transform the Pavillon Dufour and the attached Old Wing flanking the Royal...

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E2A, Escherpark residential blocks in Zurich (Switzerland)
06/09/2016

E2A, Escherpark residential blocks in Zurich (Switzerland)

Close to the shore of Lake Zurich and to the center of the Swiss city, in the Enge neighborhood, stand eleven apartment buildings raised by the local firm E2A, headed by Piet Eckert and Wim Eckert. Compact volumes four and five stories high are positioned...

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Ensamble Studio, Cyclopean House in Brookline (Massachusetts)
02/09/2016

Ensamble Studio, Cyclopean House in Brookline (Massachusetts)

In a quiet, non-descript residential neighborhood outside Boston, this house stems from the combination of two elements: a one-story garage with no special architectural attributes, but which had to be maintained; and a dwelling space built on top of the garage...

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Barclay & Crousse, Julio C. Tello Site Museum in Paracas
01/09/2016

Barclay & Crousse, Julio C. Tello Site Museum in Paracas

There is a new museum in the Paracas National Reserve, in the Peruvian province of Perú. Designed by the Lima office headed by Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse, the new building replaces the old one devoted to Paracas culture...

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Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center Opens
31/08/2016

Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center Opens

New York Magazine

Designed by the New York-based interdisciplinary design studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in collaboration with Gensler, the Columbia University Medical Center’s...

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Transportable houses by Getaway
31/08/2016

Transportable houses by Getaway

Wyatt Komarin, Addison Godine, Rachel Moranis, and Emily Margulies – graduate students at Harvard University’s GSD – have set up the company Getaway to design, build, and rent small portable wooden dwellings. With sizes ranging between 15 and 20 square meters...

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Arquitectura - G, renovation of a ‘masía’ in Empordà
30/08/2016

Arquitectura - G, renovation of a ‘masía’ in Empordà

The firm Barcelona Arquitectura – G has renovated a farmhouse in the Empordà area of Catalonia’s Girona province. Situated amid fruit orchards, the three-story masía contained a disorderly alternation of agricultural and domestic spaces as a result of several...

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Dominique Coulon & Associés, Simone Veil group of schools in Colombes
26/08/2016

Dominique Coulon & Associés, Simone Veil group of schools in Colombes

In Colombes, a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, is this building designed by the Strasbourg firm headed by Dominique Coulon. A preschool and primary education program is distributed in four floor levels. The facades of the stepped volumen...

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Flores & Prats, new Sala Beckett in Barcelona
24/08/2016

Flores & Prats, new Sala Beckett in Barcelona

The Catalan office of Ricardo Flores and Eva Prats has refurbished and enlarged the building of the Peace and Justice Workers’ Cooperative, in Barcelona’s Poblenou neighborhoood. It was in disuse, and now is home to the Sala Beckett dramaturgy center...

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Herzog & de Meuron: Südpark Housing and Business Development
22/08/2016

Herzog & de Meuron: Südpark Housing and Business Development

Located in the Gundeldingen Quarter of the Swiss city of Basel, the Südpark ensemble building reinterprets the neighborhood’s historical character, putting in a contemporary note through its skin. The new prefabrication techniques make...

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Toyo Ito & Associates / Klein Dytham, Home-for-All Nursery in Soma City
19/08/2016

Toyo Ito & Associates / Klein Dytham, Home-for-All Nursery in Soma City

One of the problems in reconstructing and repopulating the places most gravely affected by the great earthquake and subsequent tsumani that hit Japan’s Tohoku region in the year 2011 continues to be the invisible, silent, but terribly harmful...

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Supermachine Studio: 10 Cal Tower, The Labyrinth in Chonburi (Thailand)
18/08/2016

Supermachine Studio: 10 Cal Tower, The Labyrinth in Chonburi (Thailand)

Configured as an 8.5-meter structure of concrete whose core holds up ten cantilevers with stairs and platforms, the tower lures people into the activity and exchange it is meant for; its tangle of intersecting routes recalls Escher’s labyrinthian spaces. (AV Proyectos 74).

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Noemí Martínez / AMB, Plaza Espanyola in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
17/08/2016

Noemí Martínez / AMB, Plaza Espanyola in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

After the razing of a building, the intervention enlarged and rearranged the Espanyola Square in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. Incorporating the freed-up lot gave the public space an L shape, which the project used to improve connections with the neighborhood...

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