Will Mecanoo’s “Blue District” in Utrecht Promote a Generation of Urban Centenarians?

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Will Mecanoo’s “Blue District” in Utrecht Promote a Generation of Urban Centenarians?, © 3d Studio Prins
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That’s the goal, at least. Mecanoo has released designs for a large-scale development in Utrecht inspired by “blue zone” regions – areas where residents tend live atypically long and healthy lives. Currently there are only five recognized blue zones worldwide: Sardinia, Nicoya, Loma Linda, Okinawa, and Ikaria.

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Investigation into these zones revealed nine shared characteristics which Mecanoo have essentialized to four urban design concepts that define the Blue District development: community, mobility, healthy diet, and meaningfulness & relaxation.

The masterplan transforms a former marshalling yard of the Dutch Railways into a new residential neighborhood. The design includes plans for 2,600 homes, a park, school, supermarket and other mixed-use facilities.

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The “blue zone” concepts are concentrated in the transformation of the existing CAB building, located at the northwestern edge of the development and directly south of the Utrecht-Zuilen station. Within the building, a large food hall will form an interior street offering healthy eating options and connecting residents to the Cartesiuspark at the center.

A nine-storey apartment complex will be added to the top of the building, making it one of the largest buildings in the area and emphasizing it as a landmark. Undulating balconies set the new addition apart from the existing rectilinear structure and creates a distinct architectural language for the neighborhood.

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Cycling and pedestrian access are central to the 13 hectare masterplan, with all urban amenities located within close range to residential areas. The neighborhood will encourage sustainability, both in terms of green technology and in shared resources.

The Cartesiusdriehoek Blue District will offer a variety of housing typologies, with nearly a quarter of all housing intended for rental social housing. Construction is expected to start in 2020.

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OMA Releases Updated Images for Feyenoord City Masterplan

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OMA has released updated images of their Feyenoord City masterplan after reaching initial city approval in 2016. Developed for the Feyenoord football club in Rotterdam, the project comprises a mixed-use district and a new 63,000 seat stadium along the River Maas.

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The plan is intended to kickstart future business development in the area, connecting the stadium to the surrounding area along a wide pedestrian avenue known as “The Strip.” Images show that this concourse connects to a wide plaza surrounding the stadium, from which visitors will be able to look over the river towards the center of the city.

“On the concourse you will have a view over the Maas and the skyline of Rotterdam,” explained David Gianotten, partner in charge of the project, to Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad. “From this point you can directly reach the entrance to the three rings of the stadium and get a glimpse of the field. The stadium is robustly modeled and exudes the architectural character of Rotterdam.”

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The masterplan will add approximately 180,000 square meters (1,938,000 square feet) of housing, 64,000 square meters (689,000 square feet) of retail/commercial, and 83,000 square meters (893,000 square feet) of public program to the area. Included in this is the conversion of the existing stadium, known as De Kuip, into apartments, an athletic center, and public square.

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Notable in the design of the new stadium is a dense steel roof structure, which extends over the entirety of the stands to protect fans against the unpredictable Dutch weather.

The stadium and masterplan are expected to reach completion in 2023.

Micro-Architecture: 40 Big Ideas for Small Cabins

Micro-Architecture: 40 Big Ideas for Small Cabins, Courtesy of Klein

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In spite of their apparent simplicity, small cabins have always been a welcome design challenge in which scale, materiality and habitability must be resolved in order to take maximum advantage of minimal spaces. Perhaps the most famous exercise in cabin design, the Le Corbusier-designed 16m2 cabanon was a container of ideas in which the Swiss architect explored the “modulor”– an understanding of the fundamentality of human scale. In the ensuing half-century, many prominent architects have ventured into cabin design both experimentally and at a primitive level, especially as a small refuge in harmony within a natural context.

We have selected 36 small cabin designs from around the world that explore different types of solutions according to context and programmatic needs.

Micro Courtyard House / Atelier Kaiser Shen (7m2)

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Diogene / Renzo Piano (7.5m2)

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Exploded Axonometric

Exploded Axonometric

The Treehouse / Wee Studio (8m2)

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Antoine / BUREAU A (9m2)

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Studentboende: Student Unit / Tengbom (10m2)

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Viking Seaside Summer House / FREAKS Architecture (12m2)

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© Jules Couartou
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The Cabin / JAN TYRPEKL (12.5m2)

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© Antonin Matejovski
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Slice / Saunders Architecture (15m2)

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Charred Cabin / DRAA (15m2)

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© Felipe Camus
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Ecologic Pavilion In Alsace / Studio 1984 (15m2)

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DD16 / BIO-architects (16m2)

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A45 / BIG (17m2)

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Permanent Camping / Casey Brown Architecture (18m2)

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Cabin on the Border / SO? Architecture&Ideas (18m2)

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Rolling Huts / Olson Kundig (18.6m2)

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The Truffle / Ensamble Estudio (25m2)

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Cabanas no Rio / Aires Mateus (26m2)

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KODA / Kodasema (26.8m2)

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Tree Snake Houses / Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Tiago Rebelo de Andrade (27m2)

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Portable House ÁPH80 / Ábaton Arquitectura (27m2)

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MIMA Light / MIMA Architects (27m2)

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Knapphullet / Lund Hagem (30m2)

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Thoreau’s Cabin / cc-studio (35m2)

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Slow Cabins (TM) in Belgium / Xavier Leclair (36m2)

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Box House / Alan Chu & Cristiano Kato (36m2)

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Treehouse Solling / baumraum (37m2)

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Tower Studio / Saunders Architecture (37.7m2)

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Escondido / Alberto Kalach (38.8m2)

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Quebrada House / UNarquitectura (40m2)

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Summerhouse T / Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter (40m2)

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Refugi Lieptgas / Georg Nickisch + Selina Walder (40m2)

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MINIMOD Catuçaba / MAPA (42m2)

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Treehouse Riga / Appleton & Domingos (44m2)

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Garden House / Caspar Schols (45m2)

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Elevation

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Colorado Outward Bound Micro Cabins / University of Colorado Denver (48m2)

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Exploded Axonometric

Whangapoua / Crosson Clarke Carnachan (48.8m2)

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House Prototype / Luis Roldan Velasco + Ángel Hevia Antuña (50m2)

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The VIPP Shelter / VIPP (55m2)

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Eyrie Houses / Cheshire Architects (58m2)

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Moonlight Cabin / Jackson Clements Burrows (60m2)

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Broadway Malyan to Design an Expansive “Health City” in Brisbane

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Broadway Malyan to Design an Expansive "Health City" in Brisbane, Courtesy of Broadway Malyan

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For their first major project in Australia, international design firm Broadway Malyan has been selected by the developers behind Greater Springfield, the continent’s largest master-planned community, to design a new health-focused district around the site of Mater Private Hospital Springfield outside Brisbane. Already a healthcare hub containing the hospital, Aveo Springfield Retirement Village and a hotel, the proposed development would expand the so-called “health city” to include a hospital expansion, medical offices, residential and retail space, as well as facilities for wellness, education, research, hospitality, aged care, and start-up businesses.

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Built ideologically on Greater Springfield’s core tenets of health, education and information technology, Springfield Central Health City will be designed to promote wellness by providing opportunities for movement, incorporating natural elements for sustainability and fostering connections between the separate groups that will use the space. “To deliver the future models of healthcare that we aspire to, we have placed significant importance on connectivity and a master plan that will encourage collaboration at all levels,” said Maha Sinnathamby, Chairman of the Springfield City Group, “from the medical staff, researchers and students, through to entrepreneurs, tourists and residents of all ages.” The project will eventually include housing for over 2,500 seniors in apartment-style living, expanding the population of Greater Springfield which already numbers over 40,000.

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After a decade of work in the Asia Pacific region, Broadway Malyan worked with local partner Conrad Gargett to secure the commission through an international competition. The 52-hectare development on the southern edge of Brisbane is predicted to be built by 2030.

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Shortlist Revealed for World Architecture Festival Awards 2018

Shortlist Revealed for World Architecture Festival Awards 2018

The World Architecture Festival has announced the shortlist for their 2018 awards slate, featuring 536 projects ranging from  small family homes, to schools, stations, museums, large infrastructure and landscape projects. The world’s largest architectural award program, the WAF Awards year saw more participation this year than ever before, with more than 1000 entries received from projects located in 81 countries across the world.

At the 2018 World Architecture Festival in November, the shortlisted teams will be invited to present their designs to a jury of more than 100 international judges, who will determine the best projects within the completed and future project categories. These finalists will then move on to present to the 2018 Super Jury who will determine the winners of for the 2018 World Building of the Year, Future Project of the Year and Landscape of the Year.

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To learn more about this year’s festival and book tickets to the event, visit the WAF website here.

Completed Buildings

Civic and Community

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Palace of Justice / Mecanoo + AYESA. Image credit Fernando Alta

Palace of Justice / Mecanoo + AYESA. Image credit Fernando Alta
  • AOUMM – Save The Children Pavillon Expo Milan 2015 & Refugee School Lebanon 2016, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
  • Atelier TeamMinus – Aranya Ideas Youth Camp and Community Centre, Qinhuangdao, China
  • BVN – Australian Embassy Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
  • CHROFI with McGregor Coxall – Maitland Riverlink, Maitland, Australia
  • HDD – Mulan Weichang Vistor Centre, Mulan Weichang, China
  • ingenhoven architects – Freiburg Town Hall, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
  • KieranTimberlake – US Embassy in London, London, United Kingdom
  • Kimmel Eshkolot Architects with Kalush Chechick architects – Mount Herzl Memorial, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Lacime Architects – Culture Matters: Vanke Big Family housing community center, Suzhou, China
  • Marlon Blackwell Architects – Shelby Farms Park, Memphis, United States of America
  • Mecanoo and AYESA – Palace of Justice, Córdoba, Spain
  • Onearth Architect – Macha Village Centre, Gansu Province, China
  • ONG&ONG – Heartbeat @ Bedok, Singapore, Singapore
  • Tanner Kibble Denton Architects – Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre, Warrumbungle, Australia
  • Wingårdh Arkitektkontor – Sundbyberg Cemetery Pavilion, Sundbyberg, Sweden
  • Zarch Collaboratives – Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Singapore, Singapore

Culture

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Pálás cinema By dePaor. Image credit: David Grandorge and Peter Maybury

Pálás cinema By dePaor. Image credit: David Grandorge and Peter Maybury
  • Beijing Institute of Architectural Design – Zhuhai Opera House, Zhuhai, China
  • Bennetts Associates – Storyhouse, Chester, United Kingdom
  • BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group – TIRPITZ, Blåvand, Denmark
  • China Architecture Design Group – The Society of Kunqu Opera in West Creek Village, Kunshan, China
  • Conrad Gargett – The Piano Mill, Stanthorpe, Australia
  • dePaor  – Pálás cinema, Galway, Ireland
  • Dorte Mandrup – Wadden Sea Centre, Ribe, Denmark
  • EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture – Pilevneli Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • GOA – Fengying Stone Art Museum, Chongwu, China
  • Office for Metropolitan Architecture – MPavilion, Melbourne, Australia
  • Office for Metropolitan Architecture – Qatar National Library  , Doha, Qatar
  • Rojkind Arquitectos – Foro Boca Concert Hall, Boca Del Río, Mexico
  • Shan Jun Atelier – Museum of Traditional Mongolian Medicine, Tongliao, China
  • [Shift] Process Practice – White Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • STAPATI – BIENNALE PAVILION, Kochi, India
  • Vermilion Zhou Design Group – Song Art Museum, Beijing, China

Display

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HOUSEMOTION By TABANLIOGLU ARCHITECTS. Image credit: Paolo Consaga

HOUSEMOTION By TABANLIOGLU ARCHITECTS. Image credit: Paolo Consaga
  • AIX Architects – Kata Gård, Varnhem, Varnhem, Sweden
  • Arkitema Architects – Hammershus Visitors Centre, Allinge, Denmark
  • Grimshaw – Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, Miami, United States of America
  • Kris Lin Internatinal Design – Light Waterfall, Wuhan, China
  • Kris Lin Internatinal Design – Waving Ribbon, Zhengzhou, China
  • People’s Architecture Office – The People’s Station, Yantai, China
  • Robabecciah – The Egyptian National Pavilion “Robabecciah – The Informal City”, Venice, Italy
  • SPEECH – Pavilion for artistic presentations, Moscow, Russia
  • studio mk27 – Micasa Vol.C, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Studio Pacific Architecture – He Tohu Document Room, Wellington, New Zealand
  • TABANLIOGLU ARCHITECTS – HOUSEMOTION, Milano, Italy
  • Universal Design Studio – Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?, London, United Kingdom
  • Vo Trong Nghia Architects – Bamboo stalactite, Venice, Italy
  • W.DESIGN – Qingdao Hopetune Imported Car Exhibition Hall | Free and Unchained Power of Life on the Horizon, Qing Dao, China
  • W.DESIGN – The Sales Center of One Majesty, Beijing, China
  • West-line Studio – Shui Cultural Center, Sandu County, China

Health

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Studio Dental. Image credit Kevin Scott

Studio Dental. Image credit Kevin Scott
  • Arcop – Bamyan Provincial Hospital, Bamyan, Afghanistan
  • art & architecture associates – Alpha Healing Center, Godhara, India
  • Asadov Architectural Bureau – International Medicine Cluster in Skolkovo, phase 1, Moscow, Russia
  • B2Ai – Hospital AZ Zeno, Knokke, Belgium
  • HDR inc. and Architectus Brisbane – Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Birtinya, Australia
  • Helin & Co Architects – Health and well-being centre Kalasatama, Helsinki, Finland
  • HKS – Kachumbala Health Centre 3, Maternity Unit, Kachumbala, Uganda
  • Memorial Healthcare Group Project Management – Memorial Bahçelievler Hospital, İstanbul,Turkey
  • Montalba Architects – Studio Dental II, San Francisco, United States of America
  • NIKKEN HOUSING SYSTEM – Wellcare Garden Fukasawa, Tokyo, Japan
  • Nordic — Office of Architecture – LHL Hospital, Gardermoen, Norway
  • ORIGEN 19º 41′ 53′ N – Refugio Para Mujeres Víctimas de Violencia, Michoacán, México
  • Silver Thomas Hanley with Bates Smart – Bendigo Hospital, Bendigo, Australia

Higher Education and Research

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Royal Academy of Music Theatre and Recital Hall By Ian Ritchie Architects. Image credit: Adam Scott

Royal Academy of Music Theatre and Recital Hall By Ian Ritchie Architects. Image credit: Adam Scott
  • AIX Architects – Sustainability House at Campus KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Alison Brooks Architects – Exeter College Cohen Quadrangle, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Architectus – Macquarie University Incubator, Macquarie Park, Australia
  • Erkal Architects – Museum and Center for Biodiversity, Ankara, Turkey
  • Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios – University of Roehampton Library, London, United Kingdom
  • Ian Ritchie Architects – Royal Academy of Music Theatre and Recital Hall, London, United Kingdom
  • IDOM – New lecture room block at the Alioune Diop University, Bambey, Senegal
  • John Wardle Architect – Learning and Teaching Building, Clayton, Australia
  • KPMB Architects – Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building & Louis A. Simpson International Building, Princeton University, Princeton, United States of America
  • KRIS YAO | ARTECH – NTU Cosmology Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
  • McCullough Mulvin Architects with DesignPlus Associates – Thapar University Student Accommodation, Patiala, India
  • Opus Architecture – New Law & Management building for The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter – NTNU Gjøvik, Gjøvik, Norway
  • Stanton Williams – Simon Sainsbury Centre, Cambridge Judge Business School, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • SUP Atelier – Central Canteen and Student Center of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • The Living – Embodied Computation Lab, Princeton, United States of America
  • Zaha Hadid Architects – King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre KAPSARC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Hotel and Leisure

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Freycinet Lodge Coastal Pavilions By Liminal Architecture. Image credit: Dianna Snape

Freycinet Lodge Coastal Pavilions By Liminal Architecture. Image credit: Dianna Snape
  • 70F architecture – Hof van Duivenvoorde, Voorschoten, Netherlands
  • AchterboschZantman Architecten – Eco Resort Meijie Garden Valley, Liyang, China
  • AVCI ARCHITECTS – Kintele Congress Hotel, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
  • Batlle i Roig Arquitectura – SBGlow Hotel, Barcelona, Spain
  • Camilo Moraes – Piedras Bayas Beachcamp, Piedras Bayas, Chile
  • Department of Architecture – Mist Hot-spring Hotel, Xuchang, China
  • ENOTA – Termalija Family Wellness , Podčetrtek, Slovenia
  • GOA – HE Restaurant, Nanjing, China
  • Jacques Ferrier Architecture – Aqualagon Waterpark, Marne la Vallée, France
  • KEY OPERATION INC. / ARCHITECTS – Kanda Terrace, Tokyo, Japan
  • Liminal Architecture – Freycinet Lodge Coastal Pavilions, Coles Bay, Australia
  • Matsuya Art Works with KTX archiLAB – The Edge of the Wood, Miki City, Japan
  • Monoarchi – Treewow Retreat, Yuyao, China
  • Neri&Hu Design and Research Office – The Walled – Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat, Yangzhou, China
  • noa* network of architecture – Zallinger: Back to the origins, Saltria, Italy
  • Taylor and Hinds Architects – krakani lumi, Wukalina, Australia

House

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Cottage in the Vineyard By Ramón Esteve Estudio. Image credit: Ramón Esteve Estudio

Cottage in the Vineyard By Ramón Esteve Estudio. Image credit: Ramón Esteve Estudio
  • Ario Andito – Rumah Gerbong, South Tangerang, Indonesia
  • Austin Maynard Architects – King Bill, Melbourne, Australia
  • Bernardes Arquitetura – Peninsula House, Guarujá, Brazil
  • bureau^proberts – Bardon House, Brisbane, Australia
  • Cavill Architects – Gibbon St, Brisbane, Australia
  • CplusC Architectural -Workshop – Iron Maiden House, Sydney, Australia
  • David Leech Architects – A house in a garden – 81 Hollybrook Grove, Dublin, Ireland
  • HDD – Container Home, Shanghai, China
  • John Wardle Architects – Boneo Country House, Boneo, Australia
  • Mio Tachibana Architects – Hinge House, Tokyo, Japan
  • MJARC Arquitetcos Associados – Douro Valley House, Marco de Canaveses, Portugal
  • nabil gholam architects – The House with two lives, Bois de Bologne, Lebanon
  • noa* network of architecture – Messner: A childhood dream comes true, South Tyrol, Italy
  • ORIGIN ARCHITECT – Forest Patrols – Valley Villas at the foot of Changbai Mountain, Changbai Mountain, China
  • Ramón Esteve Estudio – Cottage in the Vineyard, Fontanars dels Alforins, Spain
  • RTA Studio – Turama House, Rotorua, New Zealand
  •  [Shift] Process Practice – [in]Exterior|Falahatian Yardhouse, Qaleh-Sarshir, Iran
  • Wutopia Lab – Plain House, Shanghai, China

Housing, Small Scale

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Ullevål tårn By Code Arkitektur. Image credit: Ivan Brodey

Ullevål tårn By Code Arkitektur. Image credit: Ivan Brodey
  • Allford Hall Monaghan Morris – Signal Townhouses, London, United Kingdom
  • Allford Hall Monaghan Morris – Weston Street, London, United Kingdom
  • Code Arkitektur – Ullevål tårn, Oslo, Norway
  • CPDA Arquitectos + Arquitectos – TOLSA 61, Mexico City, Mexico
  • DKO Architecture – Peel Street, Collingwood, Australia
  • Fouad Samara Architects – Modulofts, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter – U31- Climate friendly housing for youth, Oslo, Norway
  • Sasaki Architecture with Atelier Modelia – Days Gokokuji, Tokyo, Japan
  • Skarn Chaiyawat, Rina Shindo and Witee Wisuthumporn – Novice Living Quarters, Buddhanimit Temple, Udon Thani, Thailand
  • studio CACHOUA TORRES CAMILLETTI – Insurgentes 160, Mexico City, Mexico
  • TDCoffice – Saba Residence, Tehran, Iran
  • Woods Bagot – Elwood House, Melbourne, Australia
  • Woods Bagot – Short Lane, Sydney, Australia

Housing, Large Scale

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Gasholders London / Wilkinson Eyre. Image © Peter Landers

Gasholders London / Wilkinson Eyre. Image © Peter Landers
  • 5+design – Crystal Laputa, Chengdu, China
  • AGi architects – Wind Tower, Salmiya, Kuwait
  • Allen Jack+Cottier – Urbanest Darling Square Building 1, Sydney, Australia
  • Arons en Gelauff architecten – Pontsteiger, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Arons en Gelauff architecten – Wiener & Co, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • BKA architecture – Watsons Grove, Sydney, Australia
  • DDS+ – Îlot Sacré, Brussels, Belgium
  • McBride Charles Ryan – Banksia, New Quay, Melbourne, Australia
  • New Wave Architecture – Meygoun Residential Complex, Tehran, Iran
  • RT+Q Architects – Fennel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • SANJAY PURI ARCHITECTS – The Street, Mathura, India
  • Shibanee & Kamal Architects – Windmills of Your Mind, Bangalore, India
  • Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos – Alcazar de Toledo , Mexico City, Mexico
  • studio mk27 – Somosaguas, Madrid, Spain
  • WilkinsonEyre – Gasholders London, London, United Kingdom
  • WOHA – Huaku Sky Garden, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Zaha Hadid Architects – 520 West 28th, New York City, United States of America

Mixed-Use

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Vali-e-asr Mosque By Fluid Motion Architects. Image credit: Fluid Motion Architects

Vali-e-asr Mosque By Fluid Motion Architects. Image credit: Fluid Motion Architects
  • Allford Hall Monaghan Morris – Television Centre, London, United Kingdom
  • Behnisch Architekten – Dorotheen Quartier, Stuttgart, Germany
  • EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture – Mecidiyekoy Towers, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Fluid Motion Architects – Ava Center, Tehran, Iran
  • Hawkins\Brown, Here East – London, United Kingdom
  • ingenhoven architects – Marina One Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
  • LAB Architecture Studio – Nanjing GEI Centre Tower B, Nanjing, China
  • Leigh & Orange – Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Fund Town, Shenzhen, China
  • MDM Architects – Platz am Meer, Swakopmund, Namibia
  • Segmento Urbano – Metamorphosis, Luanda, Angola
  • SPEECH – Federation Tower, Moscow, Russia
  • Squire and Partners – One Tower Bridge, London, United Kingdom
  • WOHA – Kampung Admiralty, Singapore, Singapore
  • Woods Bagot – Sunshine Insurance Plaza, Sanya, China

New and Old

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Zeitz MOCAA By Heatherwick Studio. Image credit: Iwan Baan

Zeitz MOCAA By Heatherwick Studio. Image credit: Iwan Baan
  • Allford Hall Monaghan Morris – University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • AP Valletta – The Coach House, Balzan, Malta
  • China Architecture Design Group – Zhu’s Old Brick Kiln Reuse, Kunshan, China
  • DOMANI Architectural Concepts – UR Flagship Store – Canyon, Shanghai, China
  • Donald Insall Associates – Temperate House Precinct Project, London, United Kingdom
  • Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios – Southbank Centre, London, United Kingdom
  • Heatherwick Studio – Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Kerstin Thompson Architects – Victorian College of the Arts School of Art Former Mounted Police Stables, Melbourne, Australia
  • KOKO architects – Baltic Station Market reconstruction, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Looney Ricks Kiss with DIALOG – Crosstown Concourse, Memphis, United States of America
  • NOW Biuro Architektoniczne – The new headquarters for Comarch with revitalised former factory building, Łódź, Poland
  • RSAA/ Büro Ziyu Zhuang – Tongling Recluse, Tongling, China
  • Skarn Chaiyawat, Rina Shindo and Witee Wisuthumporn – Novice Living Quarters, Buddhanimit Temple Udon, Thani, Thailand
  • studioMilou – La Comedie de St-Etienne, St-Etienne, France
  • SUP Atelier – Village Lounge of Shangcun, Jixi, China
  • White Arkitekter – Carlanderska Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • White Arkitekter – Chalmers Department for Architecture and Civil Engineering, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Youssef Haidar Architecte – Beit Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Office

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Bloomberg's European HQ / Foster + Partners. Image credit Nigel Young

Bloomberg’s European HQ / Foster + Partners. Image credit Nigel Young
  • Aedas – Lè Architecture, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Allford Hall Monaghan Morris – White Collar Factory, London, United Kingdom
  • Arcop – Telenor 345 Campus, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Batlle i Roig Arquitectura – Stradivarius Headquarters, Barcelona, Spain
  • BVN – Synergy, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia
  • Chain10 Architecture & Interior Design Institute – KCI. Group Headquarters Offices, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
  • Eric Parry Architects – Four Pancras Square, London, United Kingdom
  • Form4 Architecture – Innovation Curve, Palo Alto, United States of America
  • Foster + Partners – Bloomberg, London, London, United Kingdom
  • Henning Larsen – Nordea Bank Headquarters in Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Ho Khue – Architects, Da Nang, Viet Nam
  • Hypothesis – Werk, Bangkok, Thailand
  • INNOCAD Architecture – C&P Corporate Headquarters, Graz, Austria
  • Kate Otten Architects – Law on Keyes, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • KG Mimarlık – Kumport, Istanbul, Turkey
  • stu/D/O Architects Co. – Inter Crop Group Headquarter, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Takenaka Corporation – Nippon Kaiji Kentei Kyokai Headquarters , Tokyo, Japan
  • Tzannes – International House Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Production Energy and Recycling

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Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre / Arup Associates. Image © Simon Kennedy

Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre / Arup Associates. Image © Simon Kennedy
  • A.26 Architectures – The Chapelle International Urban Logistics Centre, Paris, France
  • Arup – Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
  • Christoph Hesse Architects – Villa F – How does one power and recycling plant headquarters change a whole village?, Titmaringhausen, Germany
  • HDD – Transformable Home, Beijing, China
  • IDOM – Beronia Rueda Winery, Rueda, Spain
  • LAUD Architects – Tiong Seng Building, Singapore, Singapore
  • Mehran Khoshroo – System Warehouse, Karaj-Alborz Province, Iran
  • Parviainen Architects – Länsisalmi Power Station, Vantaa, Finland
  • Studio Ardete – Bavilion, Garshankar, India
  • TAKENAKA CORPORATION – Hanamaruki Miso-making Experience, Ina Nagano, Japan
  • Tchoban Voss Architekten – SKF Test Centre , Schweinfurt, Germany
  • WZWX architecture group – Laboratory for Shihlien Chemical Bio-tech Salt Plant, Huai’an, Jiangsu, China

Religion

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Chapel Our Lady of Fátima By Plano Humano Arquitectos. Image credit: João Morgado

Chapel Our Lady of Fátima By Plano Humano Arquitectos. Image credit: João Morgado
  • A Tasarim Mimarlik – Ali Osman Ozturk – Yasamkent Mosque, Ankara, Turkey
  • EKAR – Sukha – ‘Nutdhi Santi Parang Sukhang’ – A blissful place where people can relief and find peace, Phetchabun, Thailand
  • Fluid Motion Architects – Vali-e-asr Mosque, Tehran, Iran
  • Hassa Architecture Engineering Construction – Marmara University Faculty of Theology Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Lippmann Partnership – Emanuel Synagogue, Sydney, Australia
  • Mandiwala Qutub & Associates – Mosque, Kanpur, India
  • Plano Humano Arquitectos – Chapel Our Lady of Fátima, Castelo Branco, Portugal
  • Poieses Architects – The People’s Chapel – Emmanuel @ Everitt, Singapore, Singapore
  • Spheron Architects – Belarusian Memorial Chapel , London, United Kingdom

School

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Noor-e-Mobin Sports Hall / FEA Studio. Image credit Arash Nasiri

Noor-e-Mobin Sports Hall / FEA Studio. Image credit Arash Nasiri
  • BVN – Artemis Centre, Melbourne Girls Grammar School – South Yarra, Australia
  • feastudio – the noor e mobin school – Bastam, Iran
  • Hayball South Melbourne – Primary School – Melbourne, Australia
  • iredale pedersen hook architects – Highgate Primary School New Teaching Spaces – Perth, Australia
  • LAUD Architects – PCF Large Child Care Centre – Singapore, Singapore
  • Mangera Yvars Architects – Dumpsite Horticultural School and Pavilion – Rabat, Morocco
  • Realrich Architecture Workshop – School & Workshop of Alfa Omega – Tangerang, Indonesia
  • Scott Brownrigg – Three Rivers Academy – Walton-on-Thames, United Kingdom
  • Tezuka Architects – Muku Nursery School – Fuji City, Japan
  • West-line Studio – Dushan School Complex – Dushan County, China

Shopping

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Mega Foodwalk / FOS. Image credit Rungkit Charoenwat

Mega Foodwalk / FOS. Image credit Rungkit Charoenwat
  • Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects – Ganja Mall – Ganja, Azerbaijan
  • Foundry of Space [FOS] – MEGAbangna FOODWALK – Samutprakan, Thailand
  • NH Architecture – Barossa Co-op – Nuriootpa, Australia
  • NIKKEN SEKKEI – Shanghai Greenland Center / Greenland Being Funny – Shanghai, China
  • Pace – The Avenues Phase IV – Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • SB Architects – Miami Design District – Miami, United States of America
  • Stanton Williams – Mailbox, Birmingham – Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Urbis Westfield Chermside – Outdoor Dining and Leisure Precinct – Brisbane, Australia

Sport

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Mercedes Benz Stadium. Image via HOK

Mercedes Benz Stadium. Image via HOK
  • ADEPT – Vestre Fjord Park, Aalborg, Denmark
  • Central-South Architectural Design Institute – Zhejiang HuangLong Swimming and Diving Gymnasium Sports Center, Hangzhou, China
  • Chiangmai Life Architects – Bamboo Sports Hall at Panyaden International School , Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Erkal Architects – Çankaya University Sports Center, Ankara, Turkey
  • FaulknerBrowns Architects – Sportcampus Zuiderpark, The Hague, Netherlands
  • HASSELL – Optus Stadium, Perth, Australia
  • HOK – Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, United States of America
  • Koffi & Diabaté – Gymansium, Blaise Pascal Hight School, Anidjan, Ivory Coast
  • PAD Studio – Canoe Lake Leisure Tennis Pavilion, Southsea, United Kingdom
  • SPEECH – Luzhniki stadium, Moscow, Russia
  • ZJA Zwarts & Jansma Architects – Thialf Ice Arena, Heerenveen, Netherlands

Transport

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Pioneer Village / aLL Design. Image credit Wade Zimmerman

Pioneer Village / aLL Design. Image credit Wade Zimmerman
  • aLL Design – Pioneer Village, Toronto, Canada
  • AREP – Lorient-Bretagne Sud Railway Station, Lorient, France
  • Ashley Halliday Architects – Kangaroo Island Air Terminal, Kingscote, Australia
  • Batlle i Roig Arquitectura – Helix Cruise Terminal, Barcelona, Spain
  • Beca Architects – Manukau Bus Station, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Benthem Crouwel Architects – North South Line, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Grimshaw – London Bridge station, London, United Kingdom
  • Hanyang University with Suh-Han Architects & Enginners – Pyoungchang Train Station, Pyoungchang, South Korea
  • John Wardle Architects with NADAAA and Oculus – Tanderrum Bridge, Melbourne, Australia
  • Nordic — Office of Architecture – Bergen Airport, Bergen, Norway
  • sporaarchitects with térhálózat -Győr- Gönyű National Public Port Control Building, Gönyű, Hungary
  • Warren and Mahoney Architects – Memorial Bridge, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Warren and Mahoney Architects – Waterview Connection, Auckland, New Zealand

Villa

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Cabin Kvitfjell By Lund Hagem Architects. Image credit: Marc Goodwin

Cabin Kvitfjell By Lund Hagem Architects. Image credit: Marc Goodwin
  • ADR – Red Head Peninsula, Ingonish, Canada
  • Allen Jack+Cottier – Kiama House, Kiama, Australia
  • Bild Architecture – Panopticon House, Cape Otway, Australia
  • CHROFI – Lune de Sang Pavilion, Federal, Australia
  • Crosson Architects – DNA House, Coromandel, New Zealand
  • iredale pedersen hook architects – Glen Forrest House + Church, Perth, Australia
  • John Wardle Architects – Captain Kelly’s Cottage, Bruny Island, Australia
  • KieranTimberlake – High Horse Ranch, Willits, United States of America
  • Lund Hagem Architects – Cabin Kvitfjell, Kvitfjell, Norway
  • Miguel Arruda Arquitectos Associados – House in Fuzeta, Olhão, Portugal
  • MYP Arquitectura – Casa RSF154, Huasca de Ocampo, Mexico
  • Nextoffice – Safadasht Dual, Safadasht, Iran
  • OOAK architects – Patio House, Karpathos, Greece
  • Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter – Two-In-One House, Ekeberglia, Norway

Future Projects

Civic

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Nora Mosque. Image Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architecture

Nora Mosque. Image Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architecture
  • AECOM – Shams Central Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • BAAD Studio – The Sunken Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes of Cabetican, Bacolor, Philippines
  • EAA Emre Arolat Architecture – Nora Mosque and Community Center, Ajman, UAE
  • HCMA Architecture + Design – Clayton Community Centre, Surrey, Canada
  • Kyriakos Tsolakis Architects – Troodos Star Observatory, Agridia, Cyprus
  • LandLAB – Ponsonby Park +, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Perkins+Will – Northtown Affordable Housing and Public Library, Chicago, USA
  • Provencher_Roy – The reception pavilion of Québec’s National Assembly, Québec, Canada
  • Studio Link-Arc – Luhu Cultural Center, Shenzhen, China
  • TEGET + Studio Evren Başbuğ Architects – Gallipoli Memorial Gardens, Çanakkale, Turkey

Commercial Mixed-Use

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Gala Avenue Westside. Image Courtesy of Benoy

Gala Avenue Westside. Image Courtesy of Benoy
  • Aedas – Commercial Bank Headquarters Mixed-Use Project, Taichung, Taiwan
  • ARCHIMATIKA – Smart Plaza, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Archipedia – Lake Garden, Johor, Malaysia
  • Benoy – Gala Ave Westside, Shanghai, China
  • CAATStudio – Chitgar Commercial Bridge, Tehran, Iran
  • DESIGN AND MORE INTERNATIONAL – PILGRIMS OASIS, MAKKAH, SAUDI ARABIA
  • Fluid Motion Architects – Tehran World Trade Center, Tehran, Iran
  • Kamran Heirati Architects – The Floating City, Salmanshahr, Iran
  • MBO Architects and Consultants – Basket, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • MBO Architects and Consultants – Kensington High Street, London, United Kingdom
  • NEUF architect(e)s – The Mews, Toronto, Canada
  • PDG Architects – Antalya Local Products Bazaar, Antalya, Turkey
  • Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos – Constitución 999, Monterrey, Mexico
  • TABANLIOGLU ARCHITECTS – Halic Shipyards, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Woods Bagot – Melbourne Innovation Precinct, Melbourne, Australia
  • Woods Bagot – Younghusband Woolstore Redevelopment, Melbourne, Australia

Competition Entries

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Science Loop. Image Courtesy of Donghua Chen & Partners

Science Loop. Image Courtesy of Donghua Chen & Partners
  • Afsarmanesh Architects – Mosque in Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Benoy – Suzhou Old Town Retail, Street Suzhou, China
  • Donghua Chen & Partners – Lithuanian National Science and Innovation Centert, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Dr.Magyar – International Conference Centre – Windblown Icon, Riga, Latvia
  • Hayball – Melbourne University Innovation Precinct, Student Accommodation, Melbourne, Australia
  • IND architects – Klenovyi Bulvar Subway Station Concept, Moscow, Russia
  • IND architects – Water Tower Redevelopment Concept, Moscow, Russia
  • KoningEizenberg with Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman & Spurlock Landscape Architects – EPCM + science park, El Paso, United States of America
  • Nextoffice – Sadra Civic Center, Sadra, Iran
  • Pilbrow and Partners – The Blade Gate, London, United Kingdom
  • Savage Dodd Architects with Urban Works – Tower on Main, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Shane Thompson Architects – Darwin Bombings Memorial, Darwin, Australia
  • Sheltainer – Where Humanity Meets Hope, Egypt
  • Studio Gang – Tour Montparnasse, Paris, France
  • Studioninedots – REBEL, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Warren and Mahoney Architects – University of Waikato Marae and Multi-Purpose Facility, Hamilton, New Zealand

Culture

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Waterfront Cultural Museum. Imagecredit Helen and Hard

Waterfront Cultural Museum. Imagecredit Helen and Hard
  • 3XN Architects with BVN, Aspects Studio & WallnerWeiss – Sydney Fish Market, Sydney, Australia
  • AECOM – Zhayeba Village Renovation and Overall Masterplan, Tibet, China
  • Amkna Design Studio – Sedhiou Cultural Center, Sedhiou, Senegal
  • CHROFI – The Ian Potter National Conservatory, Canberra, Australia
  • Gerber Architekten – The Nobel Quran Oasis, Madinah, Saudi-Arabia
  • Helen & Hard Architects – Navet – new museum building for Vest Agder Museum, Kristiansand, Norway
  • Laboratory for Diverse Status – Atman and Art, Beijing, China
  • Lund Hagem Architects and Atelier Oslo – Deichman Library, Oslo, Norway
  • Mashabane Rose & Associates – Dinosaur Interpretive Centre, Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Clarens, South Africa
  • Pilbrow & Partners – Walthamstow EMD Cinema, London, United Kingdom
  • SANJAY PURI ARCHITECTS – Shiva Museum, Jaipur, India
  • Steven Chilton Architects – Wuxi Taihu Show Theatre, Wuxi, China
  • Studio 44 Architects – Museum of the siege of Leningrad, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • TABANLIOGLU ARCHITECTS – Ataturak Cultue Center, Istanbul, Turkey
  • TABANLIOGLU ARCHITECTS – M. K. Čiurlionis Concert Centre, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • wHY with GRAS – The Butterfly Pavilion, Edinburgh – International Design Competition, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Education

  • Architectus – Carey Baptist Grammar School, Kew, Australia
  • Boogertman + Partners Architects – Tatu City Education Village, Niarobi, Kenya
  • BRT RUS – Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
  • BVN – Carlton Connect, Melbourne, Australia
  • CetraRuddy Architecture – The Choice School Thiruvalla, Thiruvalla, India
  • Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp – University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • KANT Arkitekter – TEC H.C. Ørsted Gymnasiet, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • SANJAY PURI ARCHITECTS – The Learning Squares, Mumbai, India
  • Stantec Architecture with KPMB Architects – Destination Project – Science & Academic Building, Lethbridge, Canada
  • Studio 44 Architects – Educational centre for gifted children, Sochi, Russia
  • Warren and Mahoney Architects – Lincoln University and AgResearch Joint Facility, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Woods Bagot – St Mary’s Calne School Library, Calne, United Kingdom

Experimental

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KANVA's IMAGO. Image credit KANVA

KANVA’s IMAGO. Image credit KANVA
  • AECOM – 3D printed Wave Dissipation System, Qingdao, China
  • Desitecture – Ariel City, China
  • E.L.R. Architects and Planners – Merging Architecture and Biology – Dead Sea Resurrection Project, Dead Sea, Israel
  • KANVA – Imago, Montreal, Canada
  • LandLAB – Island, Auckland, New Zealand
  • NIKKEN SEKKEI – Cool Tree, Tokyo, Japan
  • NIKKEN SEKKEI – W350Project, Tokyo, Japan
  • PLP Architecture – SkyPod, Shenzhen, China
  • RUFproject – Eine Phantastische Kunstwerk, Vancouver, Canada
  • Scott Brownrigg with Crown Architecture & Consulting – Reinventing New York’s Park Avenue Medians – The Wind Turbine, New York City, United States of America
  • ZNERA – The Smog Project, Delhi, India

Health

  • Aamer Architects – St John’s, Singapore, Singapore
  • Allford Hall Monaghan Morris – The Alder Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • HDR Inc. – Sydney University Health Precinct – Stage 1, Camperdown, Australia
  • Stantec Architecture – Cambridge Memorial Hospital Redevelopment, Cambridge, Canada
  • Studio Gang – Beloit College Powerhouse, Beloit, United States of America
  • White Arkitekter – Panzi Hospital Bukavu, Republic of Congo

House

  • Modern Office of Design + Architecture – Lakeview Residence, Calgary, Canada
  • Nextoffice – Guyim Vault House, Shiraz, Iran
  • Pilbrow & Partners – Private House in Kensington, London, United Kingdom
  • PROARH – The Seagull, Baćina, Croatia
  • RTA Studio – Arrowtown House, Arrowtown, New Zealand
  • SJB Architects – Sydney Harbour Residence, Sydney, Australia
  • Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos – Casa San Juan, Tulum, Mexico
  • WEST GROUP ARCHITECTURE – Glass House Snagov, Snagov, Romania

Infrastructure

  • 70F architecture – Highway Solarpanel Field, Almere, Netherlands
  • AECOM – Eco-Shoreline Design, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • AECOM and Cepezed – Schiphol New Pier, Schiphol, Netherlands
  • Corgan – Connect: A Mega Skyport, Multiple locations, United States of America
  • Hawkins\Brown – Thames Tideway Tunnel, London, United Kingdom
  • Monk Mackenzie + Jasmax – Te Whau, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Monk Mackenzie – Thiruvalluvar, Kanyakumari, India
  • Paul Lukez Architecture – The Floating Bridge, Boston, United States of America
  • Rodeo architects – Action Plan for increased city life; Strategy for a car free Oslo, Oslo, Norway
  • SPF:architects – Rumblefish – a.k.a. The Taylor Yard Bike & Pedestrian Bridge, Los Angeles, United States of America
  • Sturgess Architecture – Green Line Light Rail Transit, Calgary, Canada
  • ZuidZuidPlus Architects – a collaboration between Team V Architecture, Zwarts & Jansma and Bosch Slabbers – Zuidasdok Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Leisure Led Development

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Zig Zag Hotel. Image Courtesy of BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Zig Zag Hotel. Image Courtesy of BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group – Audemars Piguet Hôtel des Horlogers, Le Brassus, Switzerland
  • CLOU architects – Wuyi Yuansu Hot Spring Resort, Yuansu, China
  • Coldefy & Associates Architects Urban Planners – Tropicalia, Rang-du-Fliers, France
  • GOA – Alila Wuzhen, Jiaxing, China
  • HDR Inc. – FOMO, Fremantle, Australia
  • MVSA Architects with Arcadis – Holland Casino Venlo, Venlo, Netherlands
  • Neo Dimensions Architects – PEMBI Nature Conservation Area, Tete Province, Mozambique
  • Omar González Pérez – Plaza Avandaro, Valle de Bravo, Mexico
  • RUFproject – Lusail Stadium & Sportpark, Lusail, Qatar
  • Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos – Tree House, Acapulco, Mexico
  • SPLYCE INTERIOR DESIGN – Shibui Spa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Studio Seilern Architects – Restaurant Gütsch, Andermatt, Switzerland
  • Vo Trong Nghia Architects – Chicland Hotel, Da Nang, Vietnam
  • Vo Trong Nghia Architects – Sheraton Phu Quoc, Phu Quoc, Vietnam
  • Wei Sun Architects – Wenling Resort, Taizhou, China
  • ZUO STUDIO – Bamboo Pavilion, World Flora Exposition, Taipei City, Taiwan

Masterplanning

  • Allford Hall Monaghan Morris – Blossom Street, E1, London, United Kingdom
  • Benoy – Central Quay, Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Directors of the bureau: Oleg Shapiro and Dmitry Likin – Moscow’s Monorail Transport System, Revitalisation, Moscow, Russia
  • Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios – Kirkstall Forge, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • IF (Integrated Field) – Cuchi Organic Eco Farm, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • LandLAB – Queenstown Town Centre Masterplan, Queenstown, New Zealand
  • MAI hung trung Architect – &Lang, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Omarniyoun – Heritage District, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
  • PENG ARCHITECTS INC. – Child Friendly Public Space, Ivano Frankivsk, Ukraine
  • Pilbrow & Partners – 8 Albert Embankment,London, United Kingdom
  • RAU with karres+brands & SeArch – Triango, Paris, France
  • Rodeo architects – Action Plan for increased city life; Strategy for a car free Oslo, Oslo, Norway
  • Sebastian Monsalve + Juan David Hoyos – Medellin River Parks / Botanical Park Master Plan, Medellin, Colombia
  • Shma Company Limited, 10 KM – Bangkok, Thailand
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Shanghai Huangpu Old Town Urban Design, Shanghai, China
  • SPEECH – District of low-rise housing in Sergiev Posad, Sergiev Posad, Russia

Office

  • 3XN Architects – Olympic House – International Olympic Comittee HQ, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • APA Wojciechowski – GreenProperties for GetResponse HQ, Gdańsk, Poland
  • Benthem Crouwel Architects – Headquarter Goede Doelen Loterijen, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • DSDHA – Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
  • Form4 Architecture – Binary Harmonics, Oakland, United States of America
  • Helen & Hard Architects with SAAHA – Bjergsted Financial Park, Bjergsted, Norway
  • Monk Mackenzie Architects – FSNI, Auckland, New Zealand
  • New Wave Architecture – Turoboseal Tech Headquarter , Tehran, Iran
  • RB Systems – 265 West 45th Street, New York City, United States of America
  • SANJAY PURI ARCHITECTS – C C OFFICES, Nashik, India
  • SPEECH – Mixed-use office building on 2-aya Brestskaya, Moscow, Russia
  • TABANLIOGLU ARCHITECTS – TEHRAN TRADE TOWERS, Tehran, Iran
  • Tchoban Voss Architekten – Wooden Offices, Berlin, Germany
  • Vo Trong Nghia Architects – Nanoco Head Office, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Vo Trong Nghia Architects – Urban Farming Office, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Residential

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Amsterdam HAUT. Image credit Team V

Amsterdam HAUT. Image credit Team V
  • Architekten Wannenmacher + Möller – Student Housing Grünewaldstraße, Bielefeld, Germany
  • AURA – Jefaira- Phase III, Marsa Matrouh, Egypt
  • Bio-architecture Formosana – Taisugar’s Circular Village, Tainan, Taiwan
  • blocher partners – Santa Elena Nature Condos, Laguna, Phippines
  • Bulnes Arquitectos – Helea Tower, Puebla, México
  • EAA Emre Arolat Architecture – Golkoy Houses, Bodrum-Mugla, Turkey
  • Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects – Notos Kaş Vacation Houses, Antalya, Turkey
  • Jestico + Whiles – Sakura. Prague, Czech Republic
  • Lendager Group with MOE A/S – The Resource Rows, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Magi Design Studio – Parigi Residences, Tangerang, Indonesia
  • opia – Niavaran residential, Tehran, Iran
  • PLP Architecture with University of Cambridge & Provast – Oakwood Tower II, Netherlands
  • Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos – Amelia Tulum, Tulum, Mexico
  • Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos – Sweetwater Student Housing, Sweetwater, United States of America
  • Studio Gang – Amsterdam Tower, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Team V Architecture – HAUT, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Landscape

Rural Projects

  • AECOM – Singapore-Nanjing Eco Island Waterfront Scenic Belt Phase 1, Nanjing, China
  • Batlle i Roig Arquitectura – Pedestrian Path along the Gypsum Mines, Barcelona, Spain
  • Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter with Landskapsfabrikken – Uredd rest area, Gildeskål Municipality, Norway
  • Shma Company – Lupin Research Park, Pune, India
  • TERROIR – Koondrook Wharf, Koondrook, Australia

Urban Projects

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Zaryadye Park, Moscow. Image credit Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Zaryadye Park, Moscow. Image credit Diller Scofidio + Renfro
  • ANTAO Group – Pride of Life, Kunming, China
  • Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute – Olympic Committee Headquarters translation, Beijing, China
  • Ecoland Planning and Design – Laoximen – Urban Transformation Phase I, Changde, China
  • Gustafson Porter + Bowman – Marina One, Singapore, Singapore
  • HASSELL – Darling Harbour Public Realm, Sydney, Australia
  • HASSELL – Optus Stadium and Stadium Park, Perth, Australia
  • SCHØNHERR – Kokkedal Climate Adaptation, Kokkedal, Denmark
  • Sebastián Monsalve Arquitectura – Medellin River Parks, Medellin, Colombia
  • Sergey Kuznetsov, Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Heargreaves Associates & Citymakers – Zaryadye Park, Moscow, Russia
  • Shenzhen AUBE Architectural Engineering Design – Shenzhen Talent Park, Shenzhen, China
  • studioMilou – Place de la Breche, Noirt, France
  • Turenscape – Puyangjiang River Corridor: Building A Greenway, Jinhua, China
  • Yazgan Design Architecture – Hamamyolu Urban Deck, Eskisehir, Turkey

News via: WAF

Plans for a drive-through supermarket revealed

Grocery shopping is a chore hated by many, and online services have become increasingly popular for helping customers avoid crowded aisles and the struggle of carrying heavy bags.

But, these services can require hours or even days to process an order, and for picky shoppers, selecting the best items is something that must be done personally.

Now, a Russian inventor has come up with the solution to please everyone—drive through supermarkets, where everything you need is on cascading shelves and you never have to get out of the car.

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MAKING SHOPPING EASY

Russian inventor Semenov Dahir Kurmanbievich has filed a patent application for drive through supermarkets to make shopping convenient and fast.

Many companies have stepped up to make products more easily available, even at the touch of a button. 

Amazon has added food delivery service to its Prime Now membership, and revealed plans for a ‘Dash’ button.

To purchase from local vendors, customers use the Prime Now app, available on iOS and Android devices.

Dash will be set up using the Amazon mobile app to assign the product you want.

Then, the Dash Button will order with a single press. 

The patent application was filed by Semenov Dahir Kurmanbievich, according to The Telegraph, and the plan aims to make grocery shopping convenient and improve customer service.

And, the inventor claims, it will lower costs for the vendor.

At the entrance of the store, a display would show the available stations to customers as they drive in.

Once they’ve driven to the free slots, they will begin and end their shopping in the same place, and the cashier waits just a few feet away.

Vertical ‘elevator-type racks’ will hold all kinds of items on your shopping list, from fresh produce and bread, to six-packs of beer and perishable items, like milk.

The shelves can be changed by pressing a button, which will bring on the next set of food products.

‘The present invention is directed to solving the technical problem of improving the quality of customer service while providing maximum convenience, choice of products, [and] reducing time to service customers,’ Kurmanbievich writes in the application.

It would also reduce ‘time and costs from commercial enterprises associated with the filing and layout of goods in the sales area, where there are buyers.’ 

A video describing the plan shows a large, enclosed building with rows of drive-up aisles.

The groceries are sent to the cashier on a conveyor belt as you pick them, meaning your food is being bagged while you’re still shopping, so there’s no wait at the end. When the customers are finished picking out their food, all they have to do is drive forward a few feet and pay

The groceries are sent to the cashier on a conveyor belt as you pick them, meaning your food is being bagged while you’re still shopping, so there’s no wait at the end. When the customers are finished picking out their food, all they have to do is drive forward a few feet and pay

Each car is parked in its own slot beside a vertical rack, where the customer will select the various food products without ever stepping outside the vehicle.

The groceries are sent to the cashier on a conveyor belt as you pick them, meaning your food is being bagged while you’re still shopping, so there’s no wait at the end.

When the customers are finished picking out their food, all they have to do is drive forward a few feet and pay.

The cashier will then hand over the bags, and the customer drives off.

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When the shelves are running low on their items, staff can restock using a conveyor belt that feeds to the racks. 

Online grocery services, like Amazon’s food delivery program, operate with the similar goal of convenience, allowing a person to get groceries without the hassle of long lines and crowded parking lots.

Kurmanbievich’s patent, however, reveals a way for shoppers to expend minimal energy at the grocery store while still actually selecting the items themselves.

Vertical ‘elevator-type racks’ will hold all kinds of items on your shopping list, from fresh produce and bread, to six-packs of beer and perishable items, like milk. The shelves can be changed by pressing a button, which will bring on the next set of food products

Vertical ‘elevator-type racks’ will hold all kinds of items on your shopping list, from fresh produce and bread, to six-packs of beer and perishable items, like milk. The shelves can be changed by pressing a button, which will bring on the next set of food products

When the shelves are running low on their items, staff can restock using a conveyor belt that feeds to the racks. Each car is parked in its own slot beside a vertical rack, where the customer will select the various food products without ever stepping outside the vehicle

When the shelves are running low on their items, staff can restock using a conveyor belt that feeds to the racks. Each car is parked in its own slot beside a vertical rack, where the customer will select the various food products without ever stepping outside the vehicle

News via: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech

See the Twelve Russian Stadiums That Is Hosting the 2018 World Cup

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Every four years, millions of soccer fans tune in to watch the best national teams battle it out at the World Cup—all for a chance to call themselves the best soccer team in the world. The FIFA World Cup, much like the Olympic games, encourages a great deal of development in the host country, with the addition of stadiums, infrastructure, and other programs needed to support the mass of fans who will head to cheer on their country. This year, Russia will be hosting the event and will be spending an estimated 10 billion dollars in both building new arenas, and refurbishing their existing facilities. The 2018 tournament will host 65 matches across 11 cities in 12 of the most modern stadiums in the world. We’ve compiled a list that show these impressive stadiums and arenas, and offer a glimpse as to how they will be used long after the winner of the 2018 World Cup is crowned.

Check out the twelve stadiums that will host matches in the 2018 World Cup below.

Luzhniki Stadium / Moscow

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Luzhniki Stadium was constructed in only 450 days between 1955-1956, a reflection of the Soviet Union‘s strong ambitions after they returned from their first Olympics with 71 medals. With a capacity of just over 81,000, the stadium has hosted the 1980 Olympics, the 1999 UEFA Cup Final, and the Champions League final, among other international events. To prepare for the 2018 World Cup, the stands have been divided into two tiers and the athletic tracks have been removed. This arena is the site of the final World Cup match.

Spartak Stadium / Moscow

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Located on the site of a former airfield, Spartak Stadium is the first permanent home field of 22-time Soviet/Russian champions Spartak Moscow. The exterior of the stadium features a series of connected diamonds that can be changed to reflect the colors of the teams playing that day.

Nizhny Novgorod Stadium / Nizhny Novgorod

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Construction for the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium began in 2015, and draws on themes of wind and water in its circular form. It boasts an undulating and semi-transparent facade which lights up at night. FC Olimpiyets Nizhny Novgorod is the club team who will inherit the stadium after the conclusion of the World Cup.

Mordovia Arena / Saransk

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Mordovia Arena is set to be one of the most colorful arenas in the 2018 World Cup with its orange, red, and white exterior. Although construction began in 2010, numerous delays, mainly due to a lack of funding, meant that the stadium was not finished until late 2017. With an initial capacity of 45,000 for the World Cup, the upper tier will be removed and transformed into a walkable concourse once it becomes the home stadium of FC Mordovia Saransk of the Russian Premier League.

Kazan Arena / Kazan

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Located 510 miles from Moscow, the Kazan Arena was completed in the summer of 2013 to serve as the host venue for the Summer Universidade, an international multi-sport event for university athletes. This arena also hosted a portion of the competitions at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships, for which the field was replaced by two large swimming pools. If this stadium looks familiar, it’s because it was spearheaded by Populous, who also designed the new Wembley and Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.

Samara Arena / Samara

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Holding just under 45,000 fans, the Samara Arena’s space-like design is influenced by the region’s renowned aerospace sector. Once the World Cup is over, it will be renamed the “Cosmos Arena” and become the new home field of local Krylia Sovetov.

Ekaterinburg Arena / Ekaterinburg

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Russia‘s fourth-largest city, Ekaterinburg is on the geographical border of Europe and Asia, at the foot of the Ural Mountains. Nominated as a World Cup host city, Ekaterinburg was faced with the dilemma of having to produce a venue that houses a minimum of 35,000 fans, as per FIFA rules. To meet this requirement, temporary additional seating was designed to stretch beyond the outside of the stadium, behind both goals.

Saint Petersburg Stadium / Saint Petersburg

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Known typically as the Krestovsky Stadium or Zenit Arena, this venue will be dubbed the Saint Petersburg Stadium when it hosts the World Cup matches. Construction began in 2007, but due to a number of delays including a total redesign to comply with FIFA requirements and investors pulling from the project, the stadium was completed in 2017, just in time for the Confederations Cup. Equipped with a sliding field and retractable roof, the stadium is one of the most technologically advanced in the world. After the World Cup, the stadium will be home to Zenit St. Petersburg, and will also host several matches in Euro 2020.

Kaliningrad Stadium / Kaliningrad

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Loosely based on Herzog and de Meuron‘s Allianz Arena, the newly built Kaliningrad Stadium has overcome a number of obstacles in order to be completed in time for the World Cup. It was initially designed to hold 45,000 seats and feature a retractable roof, but the modest, roofless, 35,000 seat venue will now host four first-group matches in the 2018 World Cup.

Volgograd Arena / Volgograd

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Another stadium built just for the World Cup, this arena features a lattice exterior and a cabled roof, making it one of the most architecturally distinct venues. After the World Cup, Volgograd Arena will be reduced to a 35,000 seat capacity and become the new home of Rotor Volgograd.

Rostov Arena / Rostov-on-Don

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The Rostov Arena is situated on the southern bank of the River Don, and is planned to be the first development of a new city center that will be constructed over the coming years. Groundbreaking for this World Cup stadium began in 2013, during which in-tact shells from World War II were found on the site. After the World Cup, FC Rostov, the 2014 Russian Cup winners, will call this arena their new home field.

Fisht Stadium / Sochi

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Located on the Black Sea, Sochi is the longest city in Europe, with an urban area stretching around 140 kilometers from end to end. The stadium was built as the main venue for the 2014 Winter Olympics, which explains why the stadium’s form resembles snowy, sloping mountain peaks. The open ends of the stadium, which once allowed for views of the Krasnaya Polyana mountains and the Black sea, have been filled with temporary seating to accommodate the World Cup crowds.

News via BBC.