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Speirs + Major
Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre


Maggies Cancer Caring Centres are for anyone affected by cancer. They are drop-in centres where people, including patients, friends and family can get the comprehensive support they need to help them to live with, through and beyond cancer. Of the fourteen centres across the UK, the most recent – designed by the Cullinan Studio – […]


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equipo olivares arquitectos & Atelier 56S
Parque San Francisco


The history of Parque San Francisco, the trace of this emblematic place, has a big importance in Puerto de la Cruz. His imprint is a part of each inhabitants memory and its spirit is both strong and lightweight in the same time. Its strength derives from the eventful history and lightness is connected with the […]


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ACE Architecture, Consulting & Engineering Co. Ltd
Parkoran-C


The Street phenomenon is one of the most naïve and romantic topics in architectural practice. Regarding the “Parkoran-C” the designer reproduced this concept provocatively to provide an alternative life style for the woman/man of modern era, who is more isolated day after day. The balance between privacy and social interaction is the key issue in […]


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Foster + Partners
Bund Finance Centre


Bund Finance Centre (BFC) is a prominent new mixed-use destination in Shanghai designed jointly by Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio. The 420,000-square-metre development of eight buildings includes two 180-metre landmark towers, and combines premium ‘grade A’ offices with a boutique hotel, an arts and cultural centre and a wide variety of luxury retail spaces, all arranged around […]


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McBride Charles Ryan
The Yardmaster’s Building


Within the gritty rail yard environment, squeezed between a space formed by the divergence of V-Line tracks at the end of platforms 5 and 6, the Yardmasters Building is a multi-use facility for the various workers and operations associated with the Southern Cross Rail Yard. A service building that in years passed may have been […]


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Wiel Arets Architects
E’ Tower


This housing project is located within a former industrial area in the city of Eindhoven that was redeveloped into a residential neighborhood named Stripe S and composed of two building blocks. The E’ Tower forms the entry to this new development, with 110 apartments dispersed across its 22 floors, while a separate auxiliary building echoing […]


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Meritxell Inaraja i Genís
Historical Archive of the Garraf Region


The Historical Archive of the Garraf Region is situated on a corner in an industrial area of Vilanova i la Geltrú. It contains only a part of the general archive which is placed inside the Geltrú’s Castle in the old town of Vilanova. The main purpose of the building is the storage of documents ( 1,200 […]


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Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
one57 Tower


In 2005, Gary Barnett, the president of Extell, commissioned Christian de Portzamparc to design several towers on 57th Street. The building’s trademark soaring movement, with its summit turned towards the immense open sky of Central Park, emerged early in the design stage. Extell was soon presented with a series of different plot acquisition options, however, and after four years of […]


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Peter Hogg + Toby Reed Aarchitects
Precinct Energy Project (PEP)


The Dandenong Precinct Energy Project (P.E.P.) is a flagship project in the implementation of low carbon energy generation in Victoria. The P.E.P. will supply the buildings in a 7 hectare redevelopment precinct with electricity and heating thermal energy (Cogeneration) in the form of hot water with twice the efficiency of a typical gas fired power […]


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Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos
Mapfre Automovile Services Centre


The building is the result of an architectural competition fostered by Spain’s leading car insurance company, Mapfre, calling for a new tipology responding to an innovating service offered to its clients: a centre where damaged cars are taken by the client, expertised and stored before distribution to external repair centres. The projet aspires to translate the functional optimization […]


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White arkitekter and Sprunt
Naturum Vattenriket


In the midst of the hard-to-reach wetlands of the River Helge, yet on the doorstep of Kristianstad in the south of Sweden, lies Naturum Vattenriket (Wetlands). Just a few hundred metres from the city centre, the distinctive outline of the visitor centre forms an unmistakable landmark. Vattenriket is a cultural landscape and, being so close […]


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Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
Tåkern Visitor Centre


A number of visitor centers have been designed and built for Sweden’s most interesting nature reserves, and all are unique. Designing a building that helps guide visitors is a gratifying task for an architect. While the conditions are more open than for most building projects, the goal for these buildings is to heighten the visitors’ […]


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Israel Alba
Environmental Technology Centre


The Environmental Technology Centre (ETC) is situated in the former Valdedomingómez landfill site which has now been restored and transformed into a public forest park as part of the Southeast Madrid Regional Park Restoration Project. It is a visible restored access point and a meeting place in which environmentally relevant activities can be carried out. […]


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GANA Arquitectura
Multifunctional building in a municipal sports facilities


Diffuse interaction. Imminent interest. Light An athletics stadium. A municipal sports center. A plot. Two levels. A problem. An opportunity. As part of the remodeling and enlarging works on Fernando Hierro municipal sports facilities, the Town Hall commissioned us to design a storage building in a residual plot located inside the premises. It consists on working […]


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mdu architetti
Prato Lofts


The Prato Lofts, designed by mdu architetti, deals with the transformation of a warehouse of the second half of XX century located in Prato, Tuscany, in Italy. The building is located in a unique urban tissue of the city of Prato, that was perfectly described by Bernardo Secchi with the word mixitè, that is made […]


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Studioninedots
De Burgemeester


From an abandoned and anonymous office building to a vibrant multi-tenant complex. That’s De Burgemeester, a commercial property in Hoofddorp renovated by Studioninedots and opened on 5 November 2013. The secret of the transformation? A vertical lobby featuring an open staircase where people meet face to face, a space that brings people together both literally […]


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BIG
Cité du Corps Humain


The Cité du Corps Humain is conceived as a confluence of the park and the city – nature and architecture – bookending the Charpak Park along with the Montpellier city hall. Like the mixture of two incompatible substances – oil and vinegar – the urban pavement and the parks turf flow together in a mutual […]


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waltritsch a+u
Casiraghi Gorizia Mediatheque


The new Mediatheque is part of a larger complex named Casa del Cinema – Home of the Film, which includes the Kinemax multiplex, several associations dedicated to the cinema culture, the DAMS Cinema section of the Udine University, and finally the Mediatheque. One place, located between the city main square and the castle hill, which […]


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Francis Cauffman
MD Anderson Cancer Center


MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper in Camden, NJ, designed by architecture firm Francis Cauffman, officially opens today. The 103,000-sq.-ft., four-story, $100 million treatment center is a collaboration between The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, ranked as the No. 1 hospital for cancer care by U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Hospitals” survey […]


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PichAguilera Architects
Call Center for Telefónica Móviles


This is a building were the energetic and ambient charge are not treated as an addition, they show the architecture and the use of their materials, trying to break the traditional dichotomy between Architecture and Machine.  The building is conceived as a huge container were different elements produced by the industry are assembled. The carrier […]


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