MVRDV's Tirana Tower forms a Pixelated Map of Albania

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© MVRDV / REDVERTEX © MVRDV / REDVERTEX

Construction has begun on MVRDV’s “Downtown One,” a 140-meter-tall mixed-use skyscraper for the Albanian capital city of Tirana. Set to become Albania’s tallest building, the 37-story scheme is defined by its “relief of cantilevered houses and offices, which form a pixelated map of Albania, each representing a town or city.”

Situated in the center of the city, on the Bajram Curri Boulevard, the scheme intends to boost the economy of the capital through a mix of apartments, shops, offices, and restaurants. In addition to manifesting as a map of Albania when viewed from afar, the iconic cantilevers also generate spectacular panoramic views of the city and mountains, and create a connection between residents of this “vertical village.”

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Michelle Mlati's Afrofuturist Approach To Spatial Planning

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Afrofuturist City. Image Afrofuturist City. Image

With an academic background that includes social sciences, curatorship, and architecture, Michelle Mlati's trajectory is an interesting one; more so for the way her current work dabbles in these areas simultaneously.  

Describing herself as an afrofuturist critical spatial designer, Johannesburg-based Mlati’s practice investigates elements of the city, from sustainability through to social dynamics, architecture to aural and visual cultures.

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Gehry Celebrates Groundbreaking for The Grand in Los Angeles

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The Grand. Image Courtesy of Related/CORE The Grand. Image Courtesy of Related/CORE

Frank Gehry's Grand Avenue towers have officially broken ground in downtown Los Angeles. After over a decade in the making, the project was designed from a central retail core into the two terracing towers with a mix of retail, entertainment and residences. The $1 billion complex aims to turn Grand Avenue into a full entertainment district. Conceived as a public-private partnership, the project is considered a capstone for the Grand Avenue Redevelopment initiative to complete the city’s main downtown cultural corridor.

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Call for Submissions: Wienerberger Brick Award

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Call for Submissions: Wienerberger Brick Award Call for Submissions: Wienerberger Brick Award

Wienerberger Brick Award 2020: Call for Entries

To celebrate outstanding brick and ceramic building projects from around the world, Wienerberger is inviting architects, architecture critics and journalists alike to enter projects into the Wienerberger Brick Award 2020. Entries are open from 7th January 2019 until 9th April 2019.

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Museum of Troy / Yalin Architectural Design

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© Emre Dörter © Emre Dörter
  • Architects: Yalin Architectural Design
  • Location: 17100 Tevfikiye Köyü/Çanakkale Merkez/Çanakkale, Turkey
  • Category: Museum
  • Lead Architects: Ömer Selçuk Baz, Okan Bal, Ozan Elter, Ece Özdür, Ege Battal, Cihan Poçan, Tuğgen Kukul, Firdevs Ermiş, Pelin Yıldız
  • Area: 11000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Emre Dörter, Murat Germen

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Moeller Moeller Raupach

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Moeller Moeller Raupach
new School complex . Igis Moeller Moeller Raupach . photos: © Ingo Rasp Die städtebauliche Grundidee ist die Bildung eines Campusareals, in das die vorhandenen und die neu hinzugekommenen Gebäude eingschrieben sind. Hierbei wird das Prinzip einer möglichst “minimalinvasiven” Situierung kompakter Kubaturen verfolgt, um die bestehenden Freianlagen sowie die unterirdischen Zivilschutzanlagen möglichst wenig zu beeinträchtigen. … Continue reading Moeller Moeller Raupach
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Karamuk Kuo

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Karamuk Kuo
Weiden Secondary School & Gym . Rapperswil-Jona Karamuk Kuo Architects . photos: © Mikael Olsson The new school building brings an additional 24 classrooms, a double-gym, an assembly hall, and a myriad of administrative rooms and workshops onto an existing school campus. There were two initial design challenges: how to add a building that is … Continue reading Karamuk Kuo
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The Noor e Mobin G2 Primery School / FEA Studio

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ArchiWorkshop Foundation / ArchiWorkshop

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© Jungho Jung © Jungho Jung
  • Architects: ArchiWorkshop
  • Location: 193-8 Yeonhui-ro, Yeonhui-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Category: Residential
  • Architect In Charge: Hee-Jun Sim, Su-Jeong Park
  • Design Team: Soo-Young Kim, Yoomi Chae
  • Area: 756.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Jungho Jung

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Filipe Fonseca Costa

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Filipe Fonseca Costa
Apartment in Lapa . Lisbon Filipe Fonseca Costa . photos: © do mal o menos A noble building from the early 20th century. A successively adulterated and demolished apartment that has lost its original layout. An inhospitable and barren outer space, facing away from the apartment. The intervention was based on the following principles: Clarify … Continue reading Filipe Fonseca Costa
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PARA Project

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PARA Project
Stump House . Ben Lomond PARA Project . + archdaily Stump House in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. _ Name: Stump House Client: private Year: 2018 Status: design development Type: residential Location: Ben Lomond Program: single family house and studio Team: Jon Lott, Justin, Gallagher, Lauren McClellan, Kenneth Hasegawa, Josephine Roubert All images © … Continue reading PARA Project
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AMOO

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AMOO
Folks Burguer Club . Barcelona AMOO | Aureli Mora + Omar Ornaque . fotos: © José Hevia . + plataforma arquitectura El local se ubica en los bajos de un edificio del barrio de Sant Pere, con catalogación urbanística protegida nivel D (Bien de Interés Documental). Durante los últimos años ha funcionado como bar, siendo … Continue reading AMOO
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