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mk Gallery . Milton Keynes 6a architects . + wallpaper The new mk Gallery will open on 16 March. The new building will include gallery spaces, an auditorium for film, performance and talks, education facilities, a café and bar and incorporates City Club, a major commission by artists Gareth Jones and Nils Norman through the … Continue reading 6a architects
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Brandlhuber+ . Muck Petzet

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Brandlhuber+ . Muck Petzet
HAMMERSCHMIDT . Munich Brandlhuber+ . Muck Petzet . renders: © Forbes Massie Studios . + baunetz Project in Berlin commissioned by Euroboden. _ Eine urbane Gebäudestruktur im Grünen, ein Stück vertikale Stadt aus rohem Beton: Wenige Gehminuten vom S-Bahnhof Riem entsteht ein selbstbewusstes Statement, unübersehbar andersartig. Die sieben offenen Decks werden von drei Service-Kernen gegliedert, … Continue reading Brandlhuber+ . Muck Petzet
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Shop ITSU Rio de Janeiro / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados

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© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok
  • Architects: Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados
  • Location: Río de Janeiro, Estado de Río de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Category: Store
  • Lead Architect: Danilo Terra, Pedro Tuma, Fernanda Sakano, Juliana Terra, Bárbara Fernandes
  • Area: 60.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Pedro Kok

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Mecanoo Wins Frankfurt Grand Central Tower Competition

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Frankfurt Grand Central. Image Courtesy of Mecanoo Frankfurt Grand Central. Image Courtesy of Mecanoo

Dutch design practice Mecanoo has won the competition to design the new Frankfurt Grand Central Tower in Germany. Sited in the country's fifth largest city, the residential tower will rise within walking distance of Central Station where a former post office once stood. Developed by Phoenix and Gross & Partner, the skyscraper hopes to meet the city's increased housing demand across all market segments. The glass and copper-colored metal tower was inspired by the surrounding industrial context.

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Hassan Fathy

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Hassan Fathy: Earth & Utopia
Salma Samar Damluji, Viola Bertini
Laurence King, October 2018



Hardcover | 10-1/2 x 13-1/4 inches | 368 pages | 450 illustrations | English | ISBN: 978-1786272614 | $85.00

Publisher Description:
Hassan Fathy is Egypt’s best-known 20th-century architect. He embraced traditional, vernacular forms, techniques and materials and throughout his career promoted their use as part of a campaign to improve the conditions of Egypt’s rural poor.

Earth & Utopia chronicles this lifelong commitment through personal interviews conducted by the author, photographs and drawings from the Hassan Fathy archives, and Fathy’s own writings on the subject, many of which are published for the first time.

This book will be essential reading for students, academics and general readers interested in Fathy, and the development of Arab and vernacular architecture, earth construction, architecture for the poor and sustainability.
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MoMA Announces the Winner of 2019 PS1 Young Architects Program

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Courtesy of Pedro & Juana Courtesy of Pedro & Juana

"Hórama Rama" by Pedro & Juana (Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo & Mecky Reuss) has been named the winner of The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s 20th annual Young Architects Program. Opening in June 2019, this year’s architectural installation is an immersive junglescape set within a large-scale cyclorama that sits atop MoMA PS1’s courtyard walls. Selected from among five finalists, Hórama Rama will be on view through the summer, serving as a temporary built environment for MoMA PS1’s pioneering outdoor music series Warm Up.

For 20 years, the Young Architects Program at The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 has offered emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year’s winners to develop creative designs for a temporary and sustainable outdoor installation that provides shade, seating, and water. The architects must also work within environmentally sensitive guidelines.

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OMA's Dancing Towers will Revive Brooklyn's Post-Industrial Waterfront

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North View. Image © OMA North View. Image © OMA

OMA, led by the firm’s partner Jason Long, has designed two towers at Greenpoint Landing in Brooklyn, New York. The towers, in conjunction with a lower seven-story building, will offer 745 housing units (30% of which are affordable) and over an acre of new public space for the neighborhood. As OMA New York’s first ground-up building in Brooklyn, the scheme will serve as “a catalyst in the transformation of the waterfront from a post-industrial edge to an accessible and dynamic part of the neighborhood.

The two towers, extending Eagle Street and Dupont Street, expand the existing waterfront esplanade, incorporating 2.5 acres of public open space along the shoreline, and 8,600 square feet of ground-floor retail. Manifesting as two dancers, the towers simultaneously lean into and away from each other. While the taller tower widens towards the east as it rises, its partner steps back from the waterfront to create a series of large terraces.

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Arata Isozaki's Palladium Nighclub Through the Lens of Timothy Hursley

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© Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley

In May 1985, an old theater and concert hall opened its doors to the public for the opening of a brand new nightclub in New York City. Located on 126 East 14th Street, the project was commissioned by entrepreneurs Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, owners of the also famous club Studio 54, and was conceived as a vibrant and luminous independent structure arranged inside a rather classic shell, which appears as a beautiful backdrop behind the clean geometry of Isozaki.

As The New York Times pointed out in its May 20, 1985 edition: 'Arata Isozaki is at once a great eminence of Japanese architecture and a source of some of its freshest thinking. And all sides of Mr. Isozaki are visible in the Palladium'.

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Buchner Bründler

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Klinik Arlesheim . Arlesheim Buchner Bründler Architekten Background The municipal area of Arlesheim is located on the slope of the Gempen. Solitary structures made it possible to create an extensive open green space, presenting itself as a heterogeneous landscape garden. The site making up the Ita Wegman Clinic in this dispersed settlement is also characterised … Continue reading Buchner Bründler
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Hotel Arpoador / Bernardes Arquitetura

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© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects: Bernardes Arquitetura
  • Location: R. Francisco Otaviano, 177 - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22080-046, Brazil
  • Category: Hotels
  • Lead Architect: Francisco Abreu
  • Bernardes Arquitetura Team (Architecture And Interiors): Thiago Bernardes (Creative Director), Camila Tariki, Antonia Bernardes Francisco Abreu, Ilana Daylac, Paulo Martins, Juliana Biancardine, Marco Soletto, Augusto Picolli, Thiago Moretti, Renata Evaristo, Bruno Magalhães, Marina Van Erven, Camila Rodriguez
  • Area: 2350.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2019
  • Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

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Why Arata Isozaki won the Pritzker Prize 2019

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Named 2019 Pritzker Prize Laureate, Japanese architect Arata Isozaki is incredibly prolific and influential among his contemporaries. Deeply aligned with the period of change and reinvention that Japan experimented after Second World War and Allied Occupation, Isozaki has developed a solid career on a truly global scale, avoiding being labeled in a specific style throughout his life.

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Woods Bagot Wins Competition for Sydney's First Luxury Hotel in 20 Years

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Woods Bagot has won an international competition for the design of Sydney’s first luxury hotel in 20 years. The hotel and office tower at 4-6 Bligh Street in central Sydney will be flanked by a mixture of commercial and hotel buildings, shops, restaurants, and cafes.

The unanimous choice of a six-person jury, the Woods Bagot scheme was praised for “a masterful architectural clarity and precision throughout the scheme,” forming an elegant and coherent anchor at the heart of the city.

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Offices and Workplaces: Examples in Plan

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© Fabián Dejtiar © Fabián Dejtiar

The functional distribution plays a fundamental role in the contemporary design of offices and places for work. The study of the architecture plan shows an interesting form of approach; not only allows for proper logistics and circulation but find efficient variations and innovations that will enable better workspaces that adapt to the current needs.

We have selected more than 50 plans of projects that will inspire you, recognizing the different ways in which architects have faced the challenge to design offices, in all different scale ranges.

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Yona Friedman's First U.S. Public Project Comes to Miami

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Space-Chain Phantasy-Miami 2019 Prototype. Image Courtesy of MDD & ICA Space-Chain Phantasy-Miami 2019 Prototype. Image Courtesy of MDD & ICA

French architect Yona Friedman has unveiled his first public project in the United States with The Institute of Contemporary Art and the Miami Design District. Dubbed Space-Chain Phantasy-Miami 2019, the work is sited inside of the Miami Design District's Paradise Plaza. Drawing from a lifetime of developing ideas that empower users and generate democratic cities, Friedman's new prototype is inspired by Miami. The work reflects on Friedman's perspective that architecture should be flexible, mobile, and adjust to the needs of its inhabitants.

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