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World Architecture Developments in Feb 2012
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National Olympic Committee House Tbilisi, Georgia : Architects of invention
Tbilisi Building - Architecture News February 2012
picture : Nakanimamasakhlisi Photo Lab
The building was built at the end of the XIX century for a private investor and it was later used as the residence of one of the leaders of the Communist party. Later it was renovated in the 1960’s for government purposes and remained untouched until this year. The structure was reinforced at the basement level which allowed us to make significant openings in the walls of the upper stories and place the staircase so it shifted from one space to another thus penetrating the structure.

Redbridge Welcome Centre Ilford, Essex, England : Peter Barber Architects
Redbridge Welcome Centre - Architecture News February 2012
photo © Morley von Sternberg
Spaces are flooded with light from fully glazed facades and all rooms have uninterrupted views into a secluded garden at the rear. The building is composed of a series of folded planes forming a continuous ribbon of structure from pavement entrance ramp to roof.

Chicago Navy Pier Design, USA – Entry by !melk : Navy Pier Redesign Competition
Chicago Navy Pier - Architecture News February 2012
picture : !melk
Chicago is known for its penchant to “make no little plans” as Daniel Burnham memorably pronounced over a century ago. And so today, Chicago’s most popular attraction, Navy Pier is revisiting Burnham’s legacy as it reimagines its potential as a world class cultural destination.

192 Shoreham Street, Sheffield, northern England, UK : Project Orange
Shoreham Street Sheffield - Architecture News February 2012
image : Jack Hobhouse
The angular, at-a-glance almost top-heavy addition to this old industrial carriage works is striking and bold. It has a playful quality and makes a somewhat irreverent gesture to the old building.

Regiocentrale Zuid Maasbracht, The Netherlands : Wiel Arets Architects
Regiocentrale Zuid Maasbracht - Architecture News February 2012
photograph : Jan Bitter
Regiocentrale Zuid will serve as a water and levee coordination centre for a section of the river Meuse–a water body serving vital purposes at both the European and global scales. Next to being an important transport route for inland shipping, the river’s banks accommodate agriculture, wildlife, and recreational activities.

Autrement rue Rebière, Paris 17e : Christophe Rousselle Architecte & Nicolas Laisné Architecte
Autrement rue Rebière Paris - Architecture News February 2012
photograph : Philippe Ruault

University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria : COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
University of Applied Arts Vienna - Architecture News February 2012

OASIS Pastoral care voestalpine, Linz, Austria : xarchitekten
Oasis voestalpine building - Architecture News February 2012
picture : David Schreyer

House in Aldeia de Juso, Portugal : ARX Portugal + Stefano Riva. 23 Feb
House in Juso
photograph : Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Estoril Sol Residence, Cascais, Portugal : Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos
Estoril Sol Residence
photograph : Joao Morgado

Nun’s Island Gas Station, Montréal, Quebec, Canada : Les architectes FABG
Nuns Island Gas Station - Architecture News February 2012
photograph : Steve Montpetit

Santiago Ydañez Museum, Puente de Génave, España : Matteo Cainer Architects
Museum Santiago Ydáñez Building
picture from architects

Beaugrenelle Shopping Mall Paris, France : Agence Search
Beaugrenelle Shopping Centre
image from architects

Museum of Bihar, Patna, India : Maki & Associates (Tokyo) with OPOLIS win
Museum of Bihar Building - Architecture News February 2012
image from competition organisers

Dresden Military History Museum, Germany : Studio Daniel Libeskind – added. 15 Feb
Dresden Military History Museum - Architecture News February 2012
photo © Hufton+Crow Photography

Reflections at Keppel Bay Singapore – news : Studio Daniel Libeskind
Reflections at Keppel Bay
image © Courtesy of Keppel Bay Pte Ltd

Six Senses’ Soneva Kiri Resort, Koh Kood, Thailand : 24H > architecture – added
Soneva Kiri Resort
photo from architects

Kimball Art Center Utah, USA : BIG + Architectural Nexus
Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah Building
image : BIG

ADAM Architecture – building news : Richard Green Gallery, 32-33 New Bond St, London, UK
Richard Green Gallery Building
picture : Morley von Sternberg

House at Zimmerberg, Lake Zurich, Switzerland : Rossetti + Wyss Architekten
House at Zimmerberg - Architecture News February 2012
photo © Juerg Zimmermann, Zurich

Las Piedras Fasano, Punta del Este, Uruguay : Isay Weinfeld
Fasano Las Piedras - Architecture News February 2012
photograph from architects

Dalian Library Competition, China : 10 Design
Dalian Library Building
picture from architects

Panyaden School Chiang Mai, Thailand : 24H > architecture
Panyaden School Thailand - Architecture News February 2012
photo © Ally Taylor / Panyaden School

Abu Dhabi Airport, UAE : Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Abu Dhabi Airport Building
image from architect

MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards Winners : Girrasol Building, Brazil
Girrasol Building
photograph from architects

Museum of Fine Arts Houston Expansion, Texas, USA : Steven Holl Architects Selected
The Audrey Jones Beck Building
photograph © Robb Williamson

KPMG Headquarters Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark : 3XN
KPMG Headquarters Copenhagen - Architecture News February 2012
picture : Adam Mørk

Nestle Factory Caçapava, Brasil : METRO Arquitetos
Nestle Factory Building
photo : Leonardo Finotti

Venice Biennale Italian Pavilion, Italy – added : Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
Italian Pavilion Venice Architecture Biennale
photograph : Tagliabue Miralles – Miralles tagliabue EMBT

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Bahrain Architecture : winning designs for Bab Al Bahrain square Competition news

Center for Architecture in New York, NYC, USA : Two related exhibitions

Storefront for Art and Architecture Exhibition, NYC, USA : Ingredients of Reality by Lan Tuazon

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