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Casa Syntes Pinto, Madrid, Spain – added : dosmasuno arquitectos
Casa Pinto - Architecture News April 2012
photograph : Miguel de Guzmán
The project had to face two preliminary constraints: a surrounding area burdened by the aesthetic and cultural tradition of the Spanish row-house concept and, on the other hand, the plot’s exposure to solar radiation during the hottest months of the year.

Nordea Bank Office Building, Copenhagen, Denmark : Henning Larsen Architects
Nordea Bank Building
image © Henning Larsen Architects
Henning Larsen Architects and a team consisting of Signal Architects and SLA Landscape Architects have won the competition for Nordea Bank’s new office building of 40,000 m2 in Ørestad North, Copenhagen, next to the premises of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation and the Concert Hall – Koncerthuset.

Institute for Contemporary Art VCU Richmond, Virginia, USA : Steven Holl Architects
Virginia Commonwealth University ICA
image courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
Designed by architect Steven Holl, the multidisciplinary arts institution will serve as a catalyst for exhibitions, programs, research and collaboration, working with VCUarts, the top public university graduate arts and design program in the U.S.

University Senate Center Beer-Sheva, Israel : Chyutin Architects
Be'er Sheva Building - Architecture News April 2012
photograph : Ardon Bar Hama
It contains an office building, the Senate Hall, and an exhibition space. The office building, which faces the campus’s main entrance plaza, on the main lengthwise pedestrian axis, is shaped like a monolithic cube with sandstone cladding, and encloses a circular inner courtyard.

Centro Municipal de Servicios Sociales de Móstoles, Madrid, Spain : dosmasuno arquitectos
Social Services Center in Móstoles
photo : Miguel de Guzmán
The programme of the new local Social Services Center in Móstoles is strongly conditioned by two facts: on the one hand, it hosts many identical spaces – single, unipersonal offices – and it is placed within a new, aseptic urban fabric – currently being developed – which features no constraints but the street network and the plot orientation.

China Mobile International Headquarters Campus, Beijing, China : LEO A DALY
China Mobile International Headquarters Campus Beijing
picture : WDCE
China Mobile Ltd., one of the largest mobile telecommunications companies in the world, selected LEO A DALY to design three buildings at its new international headquarters campus in Beijing. In partnership with Local Design Institute WDCE, this architecture practice won a competition to design Phase 2, Plot B, of the campus.

Hilton Hotel Pattaya, Thailand : Department of ARCHITECTURE
Hilton Pattaya Hotel Building
photo : Wison Tungthunya

Sanya Building, Hainan Province, Southern China : NL Architects
Sanya Housing
picture from architects

Kilden Performing Arts Centre, Kristiansund, Norway : ALA Architects with SMS Arkitekter
Kilden Building - Architecture News April 2012
photo : Tuomas Uusheimo

Beaumaris Dental Project, Victoria, Australia : Demaine Partnership
Beaumaris Dental Building
image : Peter Clarke Photography

Nile Tower Cairo, Egypt – added : Zaha Hadid Architects
Cairo Tower Building
picture from architects

House on Kingsley Place, Highgate, North London : Zuber Architecture
Property Highgate - Architecture News April 2012
photograph : Mel Yates

M&M Rosie‘ – House in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan : ARTechnic architects
M&M Rosie Tokyo - Architecture News April 2012
photo : Nacasa&Pertners Inc.

Anhui Provincial Art Museum Hefei, Anhui Province, Eastern China : RTA-Office
Anhui Provincial Art Museum Building
picture from architects

Emmen Theatre and Zoo Buildings, The Netherlands : Henning Larsen Architects
Emmen Theatre Zoo Building
picture from architects

China Southern Airport City Guangzhou, China : Woods Bagot
China Southern Airport City Guangzhou
picture from architecture firm

Beach and Howe Tower, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada : BIG
Beach and Howe Tower
picture from architects practice

The Shoal Stratford, east London, UK : Studio Egret West
The Shoal Stratford - Architecture News April 2012
image from architects office

Fai-Fah Bangkok, Thailand : Spark
Fai-Fah Bangkok Building
photo : Lin Ho

Starhill Gallery Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia : Spark
Starhill Gallery Kuala Lumpur - Architecture News April 2012
photo : Lin Ho

French Embassy in Beijing : SAREA Alain Sarfati Architecture / GINGER SECHAUD & BOSSUYT
The French Embassy in Beijing Building
picture © Adagp-photographe Noelle Hoeppe

La Maison Hermès Dosan Park Seoul, South Korea : RDAI – added
La Maison Hermès Dosan Park Seoul
picture © Masao Nishikawa

Colegio Bernadette Aravaca, Madrid, Spain – info added : PO2 ARQUITECTOS
Colegio Bernadette Building - Architecture News April 2012
image from architect studio

Changzhou Building, China : gmp · von Gerkan, Marg and Partners · Architects
Changzhou Building
picture © Crystal Digital Technology

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago : Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts Chicago
photograph : Tom Rossiter

The Shard London, UK – new photographs : Renzo Piano Building Workshop
The Shard Tower - Architecture News April 2012
photo © Nick Weall

Architecture News Mar 2012

Barcelona Pavilion

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Buildings / photos for the World Architecture News for April 2012 page welcome