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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Hariri-Pontarin's Bahá’í Temple Wins 2019 RAIC International Prize
11/11/2019

Hariri-Pontarin's Bahá’í Temple Wins 2019 RAIC International Prize

This temple for the Baha'is of South America outside Santiago de Chile is a formal and technical wonder. It just won the $100,000 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) International Prize for best building. It uses light for its spiritual and design inspiration...

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BIG, Panda House in Copenhagen (Denmark)
08/11/2019

BIG, Panda House in Copenhagen (Denmark)

The circular shape of the Panda House solves the problems arising from the complex conditions of the site, at the intersection of walkways between Copenhagen Zoo’s elephant, monkey, and Nordic fauna sections. At the same time, the circularity presents the opportunity...

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Second Home Hollywood, designed by Selgascano
07/11/2019

Second Home Hollywood, designed by Selgascano

The co-working campus includes a historic building designed in the 1960s by Paul Williams - the first African-American to be admitted to the American Institute of Architects. 90% of members say Second Home’s unique design is why they love working here. 

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PPAA + Alfonso de la Concha Rojas, Tlalpuente House in Mexico City
07/11/2019

PPAA + Alfonso de la Concha Rojas, Tlalpuente House in Mexico City

A work of two Mexican practices – Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados (PPAA) and the office of Alfonso de la Concha Rojas – built this house that engages in dialogue with the privileged forested environment of Tlalpuente. With optimal views and no need to protect...

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Robert A.M. Stern Architects, transformation of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government
06/11/2019

Robert A.M. Stern Architects, transformation of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

The New York firm of Robert A.M. Stern has renovated the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University in Cambridge (Massachusetts), giving clarity to the complex through three constructions that effectively unite the four preexisting buildings...

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Tomohiro Hata, Loop Terrace House in Hyogo (Japan)
31/10/2019

Tomohiro Hata, Loop Terrace House in Hyogo (Japan)

This house in Hyogo (Japan) pursues two principal objectives which could well be seen as contradictory: on the one hand, to create an intimate abode on a barely 140-square-meter lot with neighbors in all four directions; on the other, to make the domestic spaces fluid...

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Rodolfo Cañas, Mogro House in Santiago (Chile)
28/10/2019

Rodolfo Cañas, Mogro House in Santiago (Chile)

Located in the Montenegro neighborhood of the Chilean capital, this single-household dwelling is crowned with a thin volume which, clad in stainless steel panels and featuring a skylight, is the only part of the building that can be seen from the surrounding streets...

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Barozzi Veiga, Tanzhaus in Zurich (Switzerland)
25/10/2019

Barozzi Veiga, Tanzhaus in Zurich (Switzerland)

Besides harboring a new cultural institution, the project seeks to transform and redefine the site’s connection with the Limmat River, as well as reactivate the riverside promenade. The building is a simple compact volume organized in two stepped levels, with roofs creating...

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Vora, Vallirana 47 residential block in Barcelona
24/10/2019

Vora, Vallirana 47 residential block in Barcelona

The Catalonian firm vora, headed by Pere Buil and Toni Riba, revamped this 1924 building containing five dwellings, set between party walls on Vallirana 47, in Barcelona's Farró neighborhood. The strategy was to restore preexisting elements (hydraulic mosaic pavements...

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MMX, Central Gardens of Jojutla (Mexico)
23/10/2019

MMX, Central Gardens of Jojutla (Mexico)

Founded by Jorge Arvizu, Ignacio del Río, Emmanuel Ramírez, and Diego Ricalde, Estudio MMX in Mexico City designed this square in Jojutla, a municipality in the state of Morelos, in an open project that citizens took part in. Inspiration was provided by trees that withstood...

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Construction Work Begins on Frank Gehry's Office Complex for Warner Bros
22/10/2019

Construction Work Begins on Frank Gehry's Office Complex for Warner Bros

World Architecture

According to Urbanize Los Angeles, a large dirt pit has appeared at the back of The Burbank Studios lot, which means construction work has already started at the project site...

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Werk12 building opens in Munich
21/10/2019

Werk12 building opens in Munich

A work of the Dutch firm MVRDV, this multipurpose building harboring restaurants, bars, offices, and a gym has opened its doors in Werksviertel-Mitte, an industrial area near the Ostbahnhof station, in east Munich, that the federal state of Bavaria plans to turn into...

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Saif Ul Haque Sthapati, Arcadia Education Project in Bangladesh
18/10/2019

Saif Ul Haque Sthapati, Arcadia Education Project in Bangladesh

Distinguished with the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, this bamboo construction in South Kanarchor harbors a kindergarten, a professional training center, and a hostel. Carried out by the Dhaka firm of Saif Ul Haque, the 'amphibious' structure anchored to...

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Arcosur Center in Zaragoza, Fernando García Mercadal Award
16/10/2019

Arcosur Center in Zaragoza, Fernando García Mercadal Award

The Arcosur Child Education center in Zaragoza, a work of Magén Arquitectos, is the 34th winner of the Fernando García Mercadal Award, an annual prize for outstanding projects carried out in the region of Aragón…

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Dominique Perrault Architecture, Exhibition Hall in León
15/10/2019

Dominique Perrault Architecture, Exhibition Hall in León

The Santa Elvira sugar refinery was, since the early 20th century until its closing in 1992, one of the key economic motors of the city. The site where the old factory building was located was the place designated for the construction of the new Convention Center...

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With a $450 Million Expansion, MoMA Is Bigger. Is That Better?
14/10/2019

With a $450 Million Expansion, MoMA Is Bigger. Is That Better?

The New York Times / Michael Kimmelman

Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler added 47,000 square feet of gallery space, a spiffy new canopy and a restaurant. It’s smart, surgical, sprawling and slightly soulless...(video)

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Mendes da Rocha and MMBB, SESC 24 de Maio in São Paulo (Brazil)
11/10/2019

Mendes da Rocha and MMBB, SESC 24 de Maio in São Paulo (Brazil)

This collaboration between the Brazilian teams of Paulo Mendes da Rocha and MMBB Arquitetos transforms the former Mesbla department store in downtown São Paulo into a complex combining educational, artistic, sports, health, and leisure activities, supervised...

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Norwich council houses by Riches and Hawley win RIBA Stirling Prize
09/10/2019

Norwich council houses by Riches and Hawley win RIBA Stirling Prize

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Designed by London firm Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley, Street of 105 homes Norwich hailed as high-quality architecture in its most environmentally and socially conscious form...

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AZAB, Herriko Plaza in Mallabia (Biscay)
08/10/2019

AZAB, Herriko Plaza in Mallabia (Biscay)

Globalization also affects urban planning by imposing on it too a loss of the contextual and social values that are transferred to plans and buildings. In this way, the spaces let go of their referential qualities, traditions, landscapes or memory to adopt a global aesthetic...

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Cano Lasso, Second Home London Fields
04/10/2019

Cano Lasso, Second Home London Fields

Located in Hackney, one of the most popular neighborhoods in London today, Second Home’s new coworking and innovation branch addresses its context and its program in two ways: through the facade and through the work atmosphere, respectively. Inspired by...

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Lux Architect, City Hall revamp in Burtenbach (Germany)
03/10/2019

Lux Architect, City Hall revamp in Burtenbach (Germany)

The German firm of Manfred Lux was commissioned to renovate the town hall building of Burtenbach, a Bavarian municipality first mentioned in a 1558 document. The building was subjected to modifications over time, and significantly renovated in 1972...

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Fábio Ferreira Neves, one-family house in Aldeia do Meco (Portugal)
02/10/2019

Fábio Ferreira Neves, one-family house in Aldeia do Meco (Portugal)

In the historical center of Aldeia do Meco – in Portugal’s Setúbal District – is this residence designed by Fábio Ferreira Neves (Lisbon, 1986) that retains the original identity of the main house, a traditional house with a courtyard, and makes the new constructions...

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Hsü Rudolphy, Slope House by Lake Rapel (Chile)
30/09/2019

Hsü Rudolphy, Slope House by Lake Rapel (Chile)

On the edge of Lake Rapel, a two-hour drive from Santiago de Chile, stands this three-story residence designed by the Chilean practice of Ian Hsü and Gabriel Rudolphy. The elementary structure of steel and concrete is wrapped in a skin of wood and glass, optimizing views...

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Daxing International Airport in Beijing
26/09/2019

Zaha Hadid Architects, Daxing International Airport in Beijing

In Daxing District, 46 kilometers south of Tiananmen Square, is the world's largest terminal in a single building, designed by Zaha Hadid, who died in 2016. Daxing International Airport was built to decongest the Chinese capital's airport at Chaoyang, and has opened less than...

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World’s Tallest Residential Building
25/09/2019

World’s Tallest Residential Building

New York Yimby

Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill and developed by Extell, Central Park Tower in New York officially tops Out 1,550 feet above midtown...

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Snøhetta, Powerhouse Brattørkaia in Trondheim (Norway)
25/09/2019

Snøhetta, Powerhouse Brattørkaia in Trondheim (Norway)

A work of Snøhetta, the Oslo-based firm of Kjetil Trædal Thorsen and Craig Dyker, this office building produces more than twice the amount of electricity it consumes daily. Wrapped in almost 3,000 square meters of solar panels, it is designed to maximize exposure...

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BIG, The Twist’ at Kistefos Museum in Jevnaker (Norway)
23/09/2019

BIG, The Twist’ at Kistefos Museum in Jevnaker (Norway)

Situated in Jevnaker, a small town some 75 kilometers from Oslo, Kistefos is a collection of three landscapes that overlap and intertwine: a natural one of rivers, waterfalls, islands, canyons, and forests; an industrial one of mills, factories, warehouses, power plants, dams...

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AZL architects, porcelain factory in Qiancheng (China)
20/09/2019

AZL architects, porcelain factory in Qiancheng (China)

Set among bamboo trees in mountainous land is the BingDing Factory of Qiancheng, a village located an hour away from Jingdezhen, known as the country’s ‘porcelain capital’ because it has produced Chinese ceramics for 1,700 years. A work of the Shanghai firm AZL...

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Kennedy Center for Performing Arts expansion
18/09/2019

Kennedy Center for Performing Arts expansion

Based in New York and Beijing, the firm Steven Holl Architects has given the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. an underground expansion crowned by three interconnected pavilions of white concrete. Named The REACH, it provides the complex...

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Bauhaus Museum opens in Dessau
17/09/2019

Bauhaus Museum opens in Dessau

The Barcelona firm Addenda Architects – Roberto González, Anne Hinz, Cecilia Rodríguez, Arnau Sastra, and José Zabala –carried the day over 830 others in the 2015 competitition to build this new museum in the German city of Dessau, home of the Bauhaus from...

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