Ulstein Arena / Lund+Slaatto Architects

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  • Collaboration: Nils Tveit Architects
  • Landscape Architect: Bjørbekk & Lindheim
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Text description provided by the architects. Ulstein Arena is about creating a place for sport and activity, a gathering place for the town of Ulsteinvik where the quality of the surrounding landscape is integrated with urban life. The multi-functional arena includes a large sports hall, a climbing wall, several swimming pools, as well as a library. 

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Ulsteinvik is a city in development, with a visionary plan to combine the city's attractions in a sequence of places and corridors. By dividing Ulstein Arena into two main volumes meeting the surrounding landscape on three levels, a series of new urban spaces have been established. These are directly connected to the town’s

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Lucia’s Garden / studio_GAON

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  • Architects: studio_GAON
  • Location: Gongju-si, South Korea
  • Architect In Charge: Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo Roh
  • Project Team: Seongwon Son, Minjung Choi, Sangwoo Lee, Sungpil Lee, Hanmoe Lee, 
Jinwook Kim, Hyebin Kwon
  • Area: 35.44 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Youngchae Park
  • Construction: Inil Hwang in Starsis
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Text description provided by the architects. Lucia’s garden is located in the old downtown of Gong-Ju city. (Gong-Ju is one of the oldest historical city in Korea.) The house was originally built in 1964.: the first house was mainly built on the soil of unmade yard, and has two small rooms , a tiny kitchen, and a narrow attic. However, when it comes to the story how the first house of Lucia’s garden was built it gave us different look of the ruined old house.

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The Honeyworks House / Paul Butterworth Architect

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The wish list of Brisbane empty nesters Peter and Jacquelyn was simple. They wanted an affordable new home with plenty of room to accommodate their grandchildren, and Peter’s honey-manufacturing business. Architect Paul Butterworth found the sweet spot — delivering ‘Honeyworks House’ on budget and surpassing the couple’s design expectations. Central to the brief was a desire to create safe, light-filled spaces in which their young grandchildren could play. Mindful of the couple’s modest budget, Paul Butterworth devised a way to deliver the pair ample space, along with little luxuries.
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“Essentially, we had two choices,” Paul explains. “We could build multiple rooms that would be predominantly unoccupied most of the year, or we could create one large

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Lazaridis Hall / Diamond Schmitt Architects

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  • Architects: Diamond Schmitt Architects
  • Location: 64 University Avenue West, Lazaridis Hall 4001, Waterloo, ON N2L 3C7, Canada
  • Lead Architects: Birgit Siber, Donald Schmitt, Gary Watson, Matthew Lella, David Dow, Jessica Shiffman, Nelson Lai, Brian Kao, Steve Bondar, Andreea Scarlat, Bryan Chartier, Andrea Gaus
  • Associate Architect: David Thompson Architect Ltd.
  • Area: 226000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: doublespace photography, Tom Arban
  • Client: Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Engineer Structural: VanBoxmeer & Stranges Engineering Ltd.
  • Engineer Mechanical: Smith + Andersen
  • Engineer Electrical: Smith + Andersen
  • Engineer Civil: MTE Consultants Inc.
  • Landscape: DTAH
  • Interiors: Diamond Schmitt Architects
  • Contractor: Bondfield Construction Company Limited
  • Leed And Sustainable Design: WSP (formerly MMM / Enermodal)
  • Acoustics: Aercoustics
  • Theatre: Theatre Consultants Collaborative
  • Audio Visual: Engineering Harmonics
  • Code: LMDG
  • Specification: Brian Ballantyne Specifications
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Text description provided by the architects. Lazaridis Hall is the new home of the School of Business and Economics at

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NEWSUBSTANCE’s Coachella Pavilion Takes Visitors on a Journey of Light and Color

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UK-based design studio NEWSUBSTANCE has debuted at the Coachella Valley Music & Art Festival with a seven-floor pavilion taking visitors on an “ever-changing journey of light, color and perspective.” The 75-foot-high (23-meter-high) pavilion named “Spectra” consists of a spiral form featuring an observation deck at its peak, projecting a rainbow band of color. The dazzling color scheme is produced by the separation of light waves by their varying degrees of refraction, embodying the lively spirit of the Coachella festival. Through this manipulation of the physical properties of light, Spectra is capable of producing over 16 million colors.

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Mais Fitness Fitness Club / Estúdio AMATAM

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  • Architect: Estúdio AMATAM
  • Location: R. Cruz de Barro 16, 2560-241 Torres Vedras, Portugal
  • Authors: João Amaral, Manuela Tamborino
  • Area: 1105.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographer: Gentleman
  • Collaborator: Luís Correia
  • Ligthning: MELO RODRIGUES–Engenharia, Lda
  • Avac: SPM Engenharia
  • Sanitary: DSE – Desenvolvimento e Soluções de Engenharia de Edifícios, Lda.
  • Graphic Design : Deadinbeirute
  • 3 D Visualizations: D22
  • Construction: Gofermode, Lda.
  • Client: Alwayswonder, Lda.
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Text description provided by the architects. What is it to be MAIS (plus) FITNESS? Understanding the charisma behind one existing brand is to comprehend that what defines it is the people. It is the will to belong to this “tribe” that makes the people to join and want to belong to this fitness community. From this concept comes the motto for this new gym in Torres Vedras, a middle size city in the West region of Portugal. Our main challenge was the creation

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22 Projects Named Continental Winners of Prix Versailles 2018

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Apple Store Michigan Avenue © Nigel Young - Il Mercato image © Documentación Arquitectónica - Ateliê Wäls image © Daniel Mansur - Japan House São Paulo image © FLAGRANTE - Norton Restaurant Image © Haruo Mikami - Ixi’im Restaurant Image © Eduardo Calvo Santisbón. Image Apple Store Michigan Avenue © Nigel Young - Il Mercato image © Documentación Arquitectónica - Ateliê Wäls image © Daniel Mansur - Japan House São Paulo image © FLAGRANTE - Norton Restaurant Image © Haruo Mikami - Ixi’im Restaurant Image © Eduardo Calvo Santisbón. Image On Saturday in Santiago, Chile, the Prix Versailles Committee announced the continental winners of its annual awards celebrating built commercial architecture. Ten winning projects in Central America, the South and the Caribbean and twelve in North America are awarded in four categories: storesshopping mallshotels and restaurants. In May, built projects in Africa and Asia will be awarded in Algiers and Beijing. The European winners will be announced in Paris.

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Continental Winners Central America, the South and the Caribbean:

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Ateliê Wäls / Gustavo Penna Arquiteto e Associados. Image © Daniel Mansur
STANDARD 69 / CAPÓ estudio. Image © Gonzalo Viramonte
Norton Restaurant / BLOCO Arquitetos. Image © Haruo Mikami
Japan House São Paulo / Kengo Kuma & Associates. Image © FLAGRANTE
Tierra Chiloé Hotel / Mobil Arquitectos. Image © Nico Saieh
Il Mercato / Landa + Martínez Arquitectos. Image © Documentación Arquitectónica
Apple Store Michigan Avenue, Chicago / Foster + Partners. Image © Nigel Young
Ixi’im Restaurant / Jorge Bolio Arquitectura + Lavalle + Peniche Arquitectos + Mauricio Gallegos Arquitectos + Central de Proyectos SCP. Image © Eduardo Calvo Santisbón
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22 Projects Named Continental Winners of Prix Versailles 2018

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Apple Store Michigan Avenue © Nigel Young - Il Mercato image © Documentación Arquitectónica - Ateliê Wäls image © Daniel Mansur - Japan House São Paulo image © FLAGRANTE - Norton Restaurant Image © Haruo Mikami - Ixi’im Restaurant Image © Eduardo Calvo Santisbón. Image Apple Store Michigan Avenue © Nigel Young - Il Mercato image © Documentación Arquitectónica - Ateliê Wäls image © Daniel Mansur - Japan House São Paulo image © FLAGRANTE - Norton Restaurant Image © Haruo Mikami - Ixi’im Restaurant Image © Eduardo Calvo Santisbón. Image On Saturday in Santiago, Chile, the Prix Versailles Committee announced the continental winners of its annual awards celebrating built commercial architecture. Ten winning projects in Central America, the South and the Caribbean and twelve in North America are awarded in four categories: storesshopping mallshotels and restaurants. In May, built projects in Africa and Asia will be awarded in Algiers and Beijing. The European winners will be announced in Paris.

Check a gallery of the continental winners projects, below.

Continental Winners Central America, the South and the Caribbean:

Restaurants

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Ateliê Wäls / Gustavo Penna Arquiteto e Associados. Image © Daniel Mansur
STANDARD 69 / CAPÓ estudio. Image © Gonzalo Viramonte
Norton Restaurant / BLOCO Arquitetos. Image © Haruo Mikami
Japan House São Paulo / Kengo Kuma & Associates. Image © FLAGRANTE
Tierra Chiloé Hotel / Mobil Arquitectos. Image © Nico Saieh
Il Mercato / Landa + Martínez Arquitectos. Image © Documentación Arquitectónica
Apple Store Michigan Avenue, Chicago / Foster + Partners. Image © Nigel Young
Ixi’im Restaurant / Jorge Bolio Arquitectura + Lavalle + Peniche Arquitectos + Mauricio Gallegos Arquitectos + Central de Proyectos SCP. Image © Eduardo Calvo Santisbón
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Edoardo Tresoldi Unveils Neoclassical Wire Mesh Sculpture at Coachella Festival

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Courtesy of Edoardo Tresoldi Courtesy of Edoardo Tresoldi Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi, known for his majestic wire mesh sculptures, has unveiled his biggest artwork to date for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. Titled “Etherea,” the site-specific installation represents the culmination of Tresoldi's research in the music field, realized as three transparent structures taking inspiration from Neoclassical and Baroque architecture. The Italian artist has established a reputation for wire mesh sculptures, having been named by Forbes as one of the 30 most influential European artists. The Etherea sculpture represents the artist’s investigation into architecture as a tool for contemplation, a “dedicated space where the sky and clouds are narrated through the language of classical architecture.”
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The transparent wire mesh of Etherea consists of three structures, measuring 36, 54, and 72 feet in height, representing a significant change in

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Library, Museum and Community Center ‘De Petrus’ / Molenaar&Bol&vanDillen Architects

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  • Architects: Molenaar&Bol&vanDillen Architects
  • Location: Heuvel 2, 5261 EE Vught, The Netherlands
  • Interior Architect: Jan David Hanrath
  • Landscape Architecture : Houtman+Sander
  • Contractor: M.P. Drijvers B.V.
  • Restoration Contractor : Nico de Bont
  • Structural Engineer: H.J.G. Spierings
  • Client : DePetrus B.V
  • Area: 3000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Stijn Poelstra
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Text description provided by the architects. After an extensive renovation the church, which dates from 1884, was redeveloped into a multifunctional center containing a library and a museum but also a bar and shops.

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All functions are blended into a large open space which is open to the public. The most striking element is the mezzanine floor. This distinctive element gives the church a new look fitting for its new function. The 500 m2 (5380 sq ft) floor accommodates additional functions such as a study area and meeting

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Old Building Renovation on Zhenbang Road / TEAM BLDG

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  • Architects: TEAM BLDG
  • Location: 114 Zhenbang Rd., Xiamen, Fujian, China
  • Lead Architect: Lei Xiao
  • Design Team: Lu Bai, Yingying Liu, Jialin Pan, Lizhou Ye, Pedro Ruiz Mazano
  • Area: 155.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Eiichi Kano
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Text description provided by the architects. 114 Zhenbang Road is a restaurant project renovated from a historical building with traditional “Qilou” – arcade surroundings. It is distinctive for the original archi-tectural form and its unique location, Zhongshan Road which was the old city cen-ter in Xiamen. Existing buildings in this area can be traced back to 1920s, as a common architecture typology of arcade in the southern Fujian area. Our project is a five-storey arcade, located in the street corner, with the area of 45 sqm per floor

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Library, Museum and Community Center ‘De Petrus’ / Molenaar&Bol&vanDillen Architects

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  • Architects: Molenaar&Bol&vanDillen Architects
  • Location: Heuvel 2, 5261 EE Vught, The Netherlands
  • Interior Architect: Jan David Hanrath
  • Landscape Architecture : Houtman+Sander
  • Contractor: M.P. Drijvers B.V.
  • Restoration Contractor : Nico de Bont
  • Structural Engineer: H.J.G. Spierings
  • Client : DePetrus B.V
  • Area: 3000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Stijn Poelstra
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Text description provided by the architects. After an extensive renovation the church, which dates from 1884, was redeveloped into a multifunctional center containing a library and a museum but also a bar and shops.

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All functions are blended into a large open space which is open to the public. The most striking element is the mezzanine floor. This distinctive element gives the church a new look fitting for its new function. The 500 m2 (5380 sq ft) floor accommodates additional functions such as a study area and meeting

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Red Brick Country Auditorium / Huazhong University of Science and Technology + ADAP Architects

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Text description provided by the architects. We would prefer to share the story between us and the farm owner (Mr. Xiong) rather than simplying outlining the design concept to the readers. Nanyao Zui, in Liangzi Lake district of Ezhou City, is the birth place of Nanyao according to the local people. Mr. Xiong who claims to be the descendant of the king of Chu appears to have inherited some of his ancestral craftsmanship.

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When it’s the golden time for iron and steel

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This Wooden Geodesic Dome Contains the World’s Largest Planetarium

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From the architects. The geodesic dome of the Planetarium is part of a large-scale idea to transform an industrial area into a modern architectural project and a scientific and educational center with "the world’s largest planetarium."

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The central building of the planetarium is a gasholder on a water canal, an architectural monument with historical connotations. Built in 1884 by Rudolf Bernhard for the "City Lighting Society" of St. Petersburg for storage and supply of gas for street lamps, it has remained abandoned

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AD Classics: Arts United Center / Louis Kahn

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In 1961, the architect Louis I. Kahn was commissioned by the Fine Arts Foundation to design and develop a large arts complex in central Fort Wayne, Indiana. The ambitious Fine Art Center, now known as the Arts United Center, would cater to the community of 180,000 by providing space for an orchestra, theatre, school, gallery, and much more. As a Lincoln Center in miniature, the developers had hoped to update and upgrade the city through new civic architecture. However, due to budget constraints, only a fraction of the overall scheme was completed. It is one of Kahn’s lesser-known projects that spanned over a decade, and his only building in the Midwest. 

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Kahn’s original proposal encompassed a philharmonic hall, art school, gallery and civic theatre bound together in a large complex. Yet, troubles began early in the project as the architect’s 20 million dollar

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De la Brisa House / buchmeiervilā

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  • Architects: buchmeiervilā
  • Location: Province of Girona, Spain
  • Author Architects: Andrea Marc Buchmeier, Alexandra Vilà
  • Design Team: Andrea Marc Buchmeier, Alexandra Vilà
  • Area: 700.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photography: Joan Guillamat
  • Quantity Surveyor: Joan-Carles Grifell
  • Economic Control: Agustí Vilà Cubí
  • Construction Manager: Xavier Bages
  • Security And Health: Maria Vilà Sancho
  • Construction: Construcciones DESMO, Ripoll
  • Structural Calculation: BG Arquitectes (Blazquez Guanter), Girona
  • Blacksmith: Quim Parals
  • Carpenter: Joan & Estve Miró
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Text description provided by the architects. Casa de la Brisa is a holiday house situated in a typical village of the Costa Brava, Spain. The strong, expressive volume is anchored on a plot with steep slopes that offer views onto the bay and the open sea. 

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The client wanted a flexible house that offers him privacy but equally celebrates the unique views of the plot.

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Therefore the house is simultaneously

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Sprzeczna 4 / BBGK Architects

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  • Architects: BBGK Architects
  • Location: Sprzeczna 4, Warszawa, Poland
  • Lead Architects: Jan Belina Brzozowski Konrad Grabowiecki, Wojciech Kotecki
  • Landscape Architecture: Pasa Design
  • Area: 741.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Juliusz Sokołowski
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Text description provided by the architects. The building at Sprzeczna 4 street aspires to continue the restoration of the beautiful Praga district and to become a recognisable element not only in the immediate vicinity, but also on a larger scale. The building is supposed to be a starting point for the restoration of the whole urban block. And it can be claimed that the key to restore an urban block is the frontage.

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Sprzeczna 4 is a manifest of prefabrication. This prototypical, demonstration building ordered in our office was designed to disenchant prefabrication – a technology compromised in Poland in the communism era by the large-panel housing estates. The building

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House H / dmvA Architecten

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  • Architects: dmvA Architecten
  • Location: Houthulst, Belgium
  • Team: David Driesen, Tom Verschueren, Nandi Degrave
  • Structural Engineering: ASB
  • Client: Joris Hindryckx
  • Area: 110.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Sergio Pirrone
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Text description provided by the architects. Being the old mayor of the community of Houthulst, our client has a special relationship with the region of West Flanders and the village of Houthulst.  During his tenure, he realized different architectural projects with the Dutch architecture studio Rapp+Rapp.  

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After living there for decades, he got the opportunity to buy a small building plot at the back of the garden of his house. The plot was part of the park of a former convent and featured 2 oak trees and 1 beech tree. Limited by his tight disposable budget, the mayor initially intended to build a ‘turnkey house’ with a local contractor.  He requested dmvA to check the design technically and budgetary.  But dmvA started designing

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