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B&N House, Madrid, Spain Design: A-cero Architects
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A-cero presents one of its latest projects of single – family detached house. It is a comprehensive reform of existing home whose owners found the need to reform both externally and internally to update its image. This is a magnificent home originally, but had charged over time both aesthetically and functionally needed a change. The work focuses on two points. Providing housing for renewed external image and create a modern interior full of light.
Horizontal House, Konstancin, Poland Design: 81WAW.PL Architecture Studio
render : Michal Nowak
Two architects from architecture studio 81.WAW.PL designed ground-floor house, which plan is based on letter “L” and has 250 square meters of usable area. House is equipped in everything what family of four would need to live in a comfortable and cozy way. Function was defined as a very legible one. To communicate inside, family members need to walk through a hallway located along a longer building wall.
Elizabeth Beach House, New South Wales, Australia Design: Bourne Blue Architecture
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The site presents has a long boundary that abuts a nature reserve, immediately to the East. To the West is a steep hill with existing houses. The client required a house to suit a young, growing family, with provision to accommodate extended family from interstate. The house should take advantage of the site’s attributes, and crop out the less desirable views.
Manhattan Micro Loft, NY, USA Design: Specht Harpman
photo : Taggart Sorensen
This project involved the radical transformation of a tiny, awkward apartment at the top of a six-story building. With only 425 square feet of floor area, but a ceiling height of over 24 feet, the new design exploits the inherent sectional possibilities, and creates a flowing interior landscape that dissolves the notion of distinct “rooms.”
Prague National Gallery Entrance Hall, Czech Republic - building news Architects: Mateo Arquitectura
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These spanish architects announce the completion of the final phase of the Prague National Gallery Entrance Hall project: connecting hall, main entrance of the National Gallery and access between the palaces Salm and Schwarzenberg.
House of Silence, Shiga, Japan Design: FORM + Kouichi Kimura Architects
photo : Kei Nakajima
This house is austere and quite impenetrable - the facade materials give it a heavyweight appearance and there are minimal openings. You could say it is an unfriendly building, but inside there are a variety of strong interlocking spaces making for a dynamic introverted architecture.
Skyfall Apartment, Athens, Greece Design: Studio Omerta
photo : George Sfakianakis
The latest interior design project by Studio Omerta is the renovation of a two bedroom apartment in the centre of Athens. Being situated on the 9th floor, the space enjoys the most spectacular views of the Acropolis from the living room and to the rear of the building, the bedrooms overlook the tiny church of St. George on the peak of Mt. Lykabettos.
Daman Office, Daman, India Design: Tushar Desai Associates + Jagdish Jani & Associates
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The site measuring 3.5 hectares was located on the costal highway at Daman in an upcoming industrial area. The location for administration building was demarcated in the master plan in the southern corner of the site.
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Premier Campus Office, Istanbul, Turkey Design: JDS Architects
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The volume of the block is carved out to invite the surroundings in. The hilly landscape around the site is continued in the meandering of the volume both in plan and in section, weaving into a series of gentle curving slopes to create a finely layered architecture.
H3 House, Athens, Greece Design: 314 Architecture Studio
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Located on a plot of 7000m2 the total area of the house is 1000m2. The house was designed to give a sense of balance of the water element and the owners love for yachts, which after all was the inspiration for this project. The contact of the house and the artificial ponds that surround it, create a cooling sensation.
Riverside Museum Glasgow, Scotland - award news
Building by Zaha Hadid Architects wins European Museum of the Year 2013 photograph : Hufton + Crow
Forty Museums from 21 countries across Europe entered this year’s awards. The European Museum of the Year Award by the European Museum Forum was founded in 1977 under the auspices of the Council of Europe, with the aim of recognising excellence and encouraging innovative processes in a museum world.
Morgan Library and Museum Access, NYC, USA - article by Joel Solkoff for e-architect
Background on designing disability access for Renzo Piano’s first project in New York City photo by Michel Denancé, provided by permission of the Morgan Library and Museum
The photograph above shows the Renzo Piano façade of the Morgan Library and Museum, the architect’s first New York City project where disability access was a major priority. The Morgan is arguably the most influential art and cultural collection in the United States. Last month, I had the privilege of visiting the Morgan, riding the specially designed wheel chair ramp while preparing to visit Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for treatment for kidney cancer diagnosed two weeks previously—requiring sophisticated treatment not available in my hometown 257 miles away.
Texas Exes Alumni Center, Texas, USA Design: Miró Rivera Architects
photo : Paul Finkel
This is a new building at the University of Texas. Originally designed by Charles Moore in 1965 and renovated by Richard Dodge in the 1980s, the Texas Exes addition and renovation expands the alumni center with roughly 3,000 sqft of new construction and 12,000 sqft of redesigned interior space.
Patrick Roger Boutique, Paris, France Design: XTU
photo : Boegly
This project was the discovery of the work, sculptures and workshop Patrick Roger. Through him the chocolate has emerged as a world of flavor, taste, and as a material for reversible property changes state from solid to liquid state.
Nuuk Correctional Facility, Greenland - building news Design: schmidt hammer lassen architects with Friis & Moltke
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This Danish design team has won the architecture competition to design Ny Anstalt in Nuuk. The winning design for the 8,000 sqm building is by a team including Rambøll, architects Friis & Moltke and landscape architects Møller & Grønborg.
House in Sa Rapita, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain Architect: CMV architects
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The project involves the construction of a detached house with two floors, garage and swimming pool. The living area is located on the ground floor. The main facade has the garage, the entrance and the kitchen area, which includes a laundry room, a pantry and a toilet. The courtyard, the dining area and the staircase leading to the first floor are located in the centre of the house.
Florence Architecture Walking Tours, Italy - latest architectural walks launched by e-architect
Our 48th city around the world - experienced building guides photograph from architect
The capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although best known for historic architecture our guide can show you a range of old and new, or just buildings of a certain age. Key contemporary Florence buildings include Florence TAV Station, Scandicci New Centre and the Artwood Showroom in Castelfiorentino. Famous architects with buildings in the city include Foster + Partners, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, c+s associati and LDA.iMdA architects.
Metropolitan Police Service HQ Design Competition, London - news photo from RIBA Competitions
Architects and designers around the world invited to design new HQ for the Metropolitan Police Service. The Royal Institute of British Architects announces the launch of a new design competition to create a new central London HQ - replacing their existing New Scotland Yard building. The new building will be called Scotland Yard and will occupy the disused Curtis Green MPS building located on the Victoria Embankment.
London School of Economics New Global Centre for the Social Sciences, UK - news photo from RIBA Competitions
Expressions of interest are invited from architect-led design teams with exceptional design skills for the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) New Global Centre for the Social Sciences. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is the world’s leading centre for social sciences. Founded in 1895, the LSE is one of the largest colleges within the University of London and has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence nationally and internationally.
Fishing Lodge in Batak, Bulgaria Design: Simon Gill Architects
photo : Mike Daines
The architect says “Our aim was to create an enchanted place that would resonate with the great natural beauty and rich culture of its location. We felt it essential that the house created a presence that connected both to the landscape and Bulgarian traditions, rather than just creating a mute abstract object standing as something ‘other’ in the landscape. And this included reducing the impact of the house on the surrounding environment as far as possible.”
Swimming pool K, Grimbergen, Belgium Design: dmvA
photo : Frederik Vercruysse
Elegant rooftop pool design: "Not only the size and unfavourable orientation of the garden, also constructive motifs defined the concept. No swimming pool in the small ‘sunless’ garden, but one on top of the roof of the school building. An intelligent structure of columns and beams of reinforced concrete is not only the structural reinforcement of this neglected school building, but the construction needed for the swimming pool as well".
White Cube, Russia Design: ARCH62
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It would seem, after ten years of a fashion on light tone it is difficult to surprise with an interior in a white palette, however it was possible to architect Sergey Nasedkin: the radical white interior created by it opens new possibilities of this color.
Paper Architecture - Architectural Drawing
Drawing Salon at the British Council, London
In praise of the thought process behind drawing, Paper Architects from Moscow, James McAdam, Alan Dunlop, Austin Williams and Paper+ Architects from Glasgow, a positive combination of minds to promote architects doing more drawing and less design on the computer. As someone who drew and painted his way through two schoolls of architecture I fully subscribe to this way of thinking.
Baselworld Stores, Basel, Switzerland - Hermès Pavilion Design: Toyo Ito, Japan
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This internal pavilion building by the celebrated Japanese architect uses a facade of wooden lattice, glass and metal - reminiscent of the Hermès store interior in Paris that e-architect posted in 2012 - softened by generous planting.
King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
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The 20,434 sqm station building will serve as a key interchange and terminus. The local monorail can also be accessed from the station via a skybridge. With six platforms over four public floors and two levels of underground car parking, the KAFD Metro Station will be integrated within the urban context of the financial district. The project extends beyond the simple station typology to emphasize the building’s importance as a dynamic, multi-functional public space.
Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri, USA Design: David Chipperfield Architects
image courtesy of the Saint Louis Art Museum and Architectural Wall Systems. Photo by Jacob Sharp
The Saint Louis Art Museum has announced that it will celebrate the grand opening of its new East Building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 29. The Museum will offer extended hours for viewing the collections and participating in a range of celebratory art projects, performances and programs. Consistent with the inscription carved in stone above the Main Entrance – “Dedicated to Art and Free to All” – all grand opening events are presented without charge.
One World Trade Center, NYC, USA : view from the spire - film image : Foster + Partners
One World Trade Center is New York's tallest building - 1,776ft tall
Architectural Levels, Building Presence Discussion Architecture Article for e-architect by Nigel Henbury
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A comment by the chancellor of the UC Davis Art Museum on the winning design by SO – IL said of the scheme “From its curved glass walls to its soaring canopy, it will draw people in, surprise them, and engage them. All who enter this museum will become students again.”
This is a refreshing thought and quite a challenge for the building to deliver on that message, the possibility that the fusion of structure, organisation of space, capture of light and soft landscape can influence the behaviour and thought processes of those who experience the spaces.
Copenhagen Harbour Architecture, Denmark - article by Rebecca Breun for e-architect
'Joining the Dots in the Kingdom of 1000 Islands!' 23 Apr 2013 image from DAC
During my short stay in Copenhagen last weekend, the Danish Architectural Centre (DAC), with its current exhibition “Your Harbour” was top of my list. Being a small country with over a thousand Islands, the sea has a special place in Danish hearts. Over the last decade the harbour and ports around Copenhagen have been vacated, and the city has launched an impressive attempt not only to link the newly developed areas on the island of Amager, situated opposite Copenhagen proper, to the old city centre, but also to animate the waterfront on both sides.
Burkina Faso Schools, Africa - article by Martin Spring for e-architect. 23 Apr 2013
'School extension takes shape in natural stone in Burkina Faso' photo from Article 25
A keenly awaited £200,000 school extension is now visibly taking shape in Burkina Faso in West Africa, unaffected by the civil war currently waging in neighbouring Mali. The design was developed in London by Article 25 who now monitor the construction works on site. The emerging walls proudly display their local origins in rugged laterite stone blockwork that was quarried out of the ground less than five miles away.
Architecture Studio Profile : Norton Ellis Architects
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We feature selected buildings below that have recently appeared on the Architecture News. A wider selection of new buildings can be found in the monthly architectural news pages. We try to choose major buildings / designs that have created the most interest for our readers. Buildings can be located anywhere in the world and don't have to be contemporary - major building refurbishments and architectural redevelopments are also welcome.