World Architectural News July 2007: Buildings across the Globe, Innovative Designs

Global Architecture News July 2007

Architectural Design Developments in Jul 2007 – World Built Environment

Global Architecture News – July 2007

World Architectural Projects in Jul 2007
This is the e-architect archive page for Architecture News July 2007.

British Embassy Warsaw : Tony Fretton
Designed by Stirling Prize nominee Tony Fretton Architects, the British Embassy building has a serene and formal quality and is set in its own grounds, facing onto a park in an area of the city devoted to embassies. The 4,300 sqm building is explicit in its conservation of energy; its glass elevations function as the outer skin of a double façade, which provides substantial thermal insulation in winter and relieves heat in the summer. The distinctive facility comprises administration offices and a private office for the Ambassador, Consular and UK Border Agency, an exhibition hall and restaurant.

National University of Ireland : RMJM with local firm Taylor architects
The building will unite the University’s five engineering departments, which are currently located at 13 different sites across the campus and beyond. The new development will house undergraduate and postgraduate facilities for over 1,100 students.

Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art : EMERGENT
Shenzhen Museum
image from architects office
A Garden Plaza is located in the void created by the L-shape, which serves as a meeting point and gateway to the cultural delights offered inside the new building. This Plaza is connected to the Central Library and the YAH via pedestrian crosswalks. The space is defined by a cantilevered roof which encloses the space and offers climate protection. It features a landscaped topography which also serves to define the space while leaving it permeable to the outside urban environment.

Stirling Prize Awards : Shortlist

Polish building : Vincent Guallart
The project that was the result of an international contest, for designing the Master Plan and selecting its principal building, has been delivered by the Pole authorities to the Bureau International des Expositions committee. The Guallart master plan has been awarded in the contest and the organizers decided to incorporate his main building to the candidature.

Suntro House México : Hernández de la Garza
This house is located in a residential area of Oaxtepec, a place of exceptional natural beauty. It is contiguous to the north with the hill of Tepozteco and to the south with a highway that conduces to Haciendas de Yautepec. The lot is oriented to the northeast with a splendid sight of the Tepozteco.

Burj Dubai – World’s Tallest building : SOM

London Velodrome : Hopkins

Sunset Boulevard Boutique : PATTERNS
Based on a radical geometric contextualism, our concept for the 8746 Sunset Blvd attempts to produce an architecture of subtle sensations by inducing a physical and optical dynamism that both challenge and enhance the movement of the body.

Dunfermline Museum Competition : Winner

Romanian HQ Building : de Architekten Cie.

London Olympics Buildings : various buildings

RIBA Awards 2007 : Villa in the Var – RIBA European Award

Royal Alexandra Brighton, Sussex, England : BDP
One of only seven dedicated paediatric hospitals in the UK, it has been designed not to feel like a hospital. A top priority was for daylight and the design of shallow floors with day lit spaces has made the building very sustainable.

US Federal building : Morphosis

Kazan buildings : Erick van Egeraat
Erick van Egeraat has won the international competition for the National Library in the Republic of Tatarstan’s capital, Kazan. The new National Library has a gross floor area of 81.000 m2 and is situated at the Tukay square on the South-Eastern edge of the city centre.

London Architecture Designs : Photos

Newcastle University building : Bond Bryan

Architectural Designs

Key Buildings featured:

Singapore Tower
Singapore Tower Building
Office for Metropolitan Architecture

Museu da Imagen e de Som
Museu da Imagen e de Som
image from architects

Burj Khalifa tower, Dubai : Building images + architecture information
Burj Dubai Building
image from Emaar

American Architecture

Chinese Architecture

Buildings / photos for the World Architecture News 2007 page welcome