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ZAC Seguin Housing, Paris, France : MCBAD Colomer Dumont
ZAC Seguin Housing
image : Stephane Chalmeau – Colomer Dumont MCBAD
This Parisian building is accessed by two hallways leading to the rear of the plot. Two communications nucleus distribute the 64 social rent housing. The servers spaces are distributed inside as a backbone, leaving the living spaces in front. This arrangement promotes flexibility and evolution in homes and some freedom of composition on the facades. All homes have multiple outdoor habitable spaces that extend housing outward. Acces to parking is shared by housing and the next office building and consists of 86 parking spaces.

Saltire Housing Awards, Scotland : Shortlist News
Dean Cottage
image from Saltire Awards
Saltire Society Housing Design Awards Guest Chair Lesley Riddoch today announced the 76th Saltire Society Housing Design Awards with Margaret Burgess, Minister for Housing and Welfare presenting the Awards at a ceremony in Glasgow. The Awards reward and advocate innovation and excellence in Scottish house building and place-making.

Casa dos Ipês São Paulo, SP, Brazil : studio mk27 – marcio kogan + lair reis
Casa dos Ipês São Paulo
photo © Mark Smith
Ten years ago, when StudioMK27 tried to do a project using exposed concrete, many builders said that this was practically impossible. Yeah, Right – Brazil that has a vast modern tradition in the use of raw concrete?

House in Melides, Grândola, Alentejo Coast, Portugal : Pedro Reis
Casa House in Melides - Architecture News August 2011
photo : FG + SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura
The house in Melides, on the southern Alentejo Coast, by Pedro Reis, represents the desire for a holiday house as a getaway from the bustle of a big city. The client made the unusual decision to have an architectural competition between three distinct ateliers, allowing a choice from a wider range of possible solutions.

Hawkes Bay House, New Zealand : Stevens Lawson Architects
Te Mata House - Architecture News August 2011
photo © Mark Smith
The house sits on a promontory amongst the foothills of Te Mata Peak overlooking Hawkes Bay. The clients had run a sheep station at Parongahau for many years and were looking to establish a new home at Te Mata. They are also actively involved in the Hawkes Bay art scene, as collectors and administrators.

Museum of Memory and Tolerance Mexico City, Mexico : Arditti + RDT Architects
Museum of Memory and Tolerance Mexico City
photo : Arq. Arturo Arditti
The Museum of Memory and Tolerance highlights these irrationalities and provides information advocating peaceful and respectful coexistence among all people. It is therefore of great significance that the conceptual design of the building relates to its context.

Sølvgade School Copenhagen, Denmark : C. F. Moller Architects
Sølvgade School Building - Architecture News August 2011
photo from C. F. Møller
Denmark’s oldest school, the listed Sølvgade School built in 1847, close to King Christian IV’s famous historic naval barracks, Nyboder, in Copenhagen, has for many years been lacking space and modern facilities. C. F. Moller has carefully renovated the school and done an extension.

Hoki Museum Chiba, Japan : Nikken Sekkei
Hoki Museum Building
image : Harunori Noda
According to Krzysztof Pomian, the essence of collection is not only just to gather things, but also to reconstruct them, exhibit them and establish new meanings. So, the action Mr. Hoki is performing here through gathering realistic paintings and aiming to establish new meanings can be exactly recognized as “collection”.

Busan Opera Building, Republic of Korea : Peter Ruge Architekten
Busan Opera - Architecture News August 2011
picture from architect office
Busan has a specific geography: Mountains areas are connecting directly to the Pacific Ocean. With great nature, a high density of population and an urgent demand for public spaces to be used by the inhabitants.

Martin Luther Kirche Hainburg, Austria : COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
Martin Luther Kirche Hainburg - Architecture News August 2011
photo © Duccio Malagamba

Casa AA Ciudad de México : Parque Humano
Casa AA Mexico - Architecture News August 2011
photo : Paul Rivera, ArchPhoto

Universiade in Shenzhen : Sports Center and Bao’an Stadium : von Gerkan, Marg and Partners
Bao’an stadium Universiade in Shenzhen
photo © Christan Gahl

Josephine Baker group of schools, La Courneuve, Paris, France : D. Coulon et Associes
Josephine Baker school
photograph : Eugeni Pons

Porta Fira Hotel, Barcelona, Spain : Toyo Ito & Associates / b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos
Porta Fira Hotel - Architecture News August 2011
photo from FCC

Gallery House, Vale dos Cristais Home, Brazil : MACh Arquitetos. 5 Aug
Gallery House Brasil - Architecture News August 2011
photo : Fabio del Rey

Hotel Lone Rovinj, Croatia : 3LHD architects
Rovinj Hotel Rovinj - Architecture News August 2011
photo : 3LHD

Sainsbury Laboratory Building, England : Stanton Williams
Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge Building
photograph © Hufton+Crow

Congress Center Hangzhou, China : Peter Ruge Architekten
Congress Center Hangzhou - Architecture News August 2011
photo : Jan Siefke

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