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March, 2008


Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects (Monday, March 31, 2008)
Profile of the Australian architecture firm Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects.

Office Dupon (Monday, March 31, 2008)
"What Dupon had in mind was a modern open office environment surprising its visitors by the contrast between the outside and the interior." says Studio Ramin Visch on Office Dupon.

Nair House (Monday, March 31, 2008)
"The homes turn inward towards the more private rear gardens. The front garden, a result of the zoning byelaws is usually ornamental in nature with little activity in them." says Rajeev Agarwal, Architects on Nair House.

Le Theatre, Mons (Monday, March 31, 2008)
"Our approach was to consider the place as an entity that needs a new impulse of development. Although it is located near the centre of Mons, the riding school is isolated from the cultural heart of the city, which is concentrated around the market square." says Atelier d'Architecture Pierre Hebbelinck & Pierre de Wit on Le Theatre, Mons.

"Hayrack" apartments (Monday, March 31, 2008)
"The site is the edge of alpine town Cerklje with beautiful views to surrounding fields and mountains." says Ofis arhitekti on "Hayrack" apartments.

Community School, Netherlands (Monday, March 31, 2008)
"A primary school should make a joyous use of space; this spatial aspect of architecture has been utilized to create an adventurous route with exciting vistas." says N2 architekten on the Community School in Netherlands project.

AAG House (Monday, March 31, 2008)
AAG House, Albuixech, Spain by Manuel Cerda Perez - MCP Arquitectura

DA-A ARCHITETTI (Monday, March 31, 2008)
Profile of the Italian architecture firm DA-A ARCHITETTI.

Winter Residence (Sunday, March 30, 2008)
"The transformation of the Winter Residence began as a simple request for a bathroom remodel. The owner Jerry Winter and his soon-to-be wife, Desi Rosenfield, were interested in creating bathrooms that matched the minimal and contemplative feel of the modern spas and boutique hotels they had visited in their travels." says Ibarra Rosano Design Architects on Winter Residence.

Cury House (Sunday, March 30, 2008)
"The Cury House is the alignment of design, of exhaustingly elaborated details, and of execution." says Marcio Kogan Arquiteto (mk 27) on Cury House.

Orthodontist's practice (Sunday, March 30, 2008)
"The practice for the orthodontist -- or cosmetic dentist -- is located in the outskirts of Zwolle-Zuid." says JSA (Jeroen Schipper Architecten Bv) on Orthodontist's practice

EverGreen Casual Food Bar (Sunday, March 30, 2008)
"The concept starts from a desire: to let the customer experience become a 'total experience'. A space able to expand the customer senses by pushing them to move, to feel forms, shapes and materials." says Marco Rucci architect (1AX network) on EverGreen Casual Food Bar.

Christophe Lemaire Shop (Sunday, March 30, 2008)
"Two seconds away from the rue Vieille du Temple, at 28 rue de Poitou, stands a black facade, adorned with the clover emblem of the brand, forming an angle with the rue de Saintonge." says Franklin Azzi Architecture on Christophe Lemaire Shop.

San Giorgio Public Library (Sunday, March 30, 2008)
"The preexistent complex has a thickness of 40 metres." says fondaRIUS architecture on San Giorgio Public Library.

Holiday Cottage in the Swiss Alps (Sunday, March 30, 2008)
"The topography, character and quality of the location are seldom taken into account in the planning. The houses could just as well come from the catalogue of a company that supplies ready-made homes, their architectural expression is accordingly arbitrary." says Architekten EM2N | Mathias Mueller | Daniel Niggli on Holiday Cottage in the Swiss Alps.

Centrale (Sunday, March 30, 2008)
"The Centrale project is housed in a recuperated ruin of a 1920's residential structure that is placed under historical protection." says Bernard Khoury/DW5 on Centrale.

Seifert House (Friday, March 28, 2008)
"There is only a smooth pastel coloured surface inside the concrete 'boulders' (= concrete blocks in the form of simplified rocks)." says BAU|KULTUR (The Bureau for Architecture, Urbanism and Culture) on Seifert House.

GDL1 House (Friday, March 28, 2008)
"The project is located on a sloped site in the suburbs of the city of Guadalajara, with a fantastic view to a beautiful green area and the city." says bgp arquitectura on GDL1 House.

Ellipse 1501 House (Friday, March 28, 2008)
"In the internal space between the two walls an ample inter-space comprises the accessory area (stairs to the bedroom, bathroom, boiler, storerooms, cupboard) serving the occupants of the house and contributing to stabilising the temperature of the large central hall." says Antonino Cardillo on Ellipse 1501 House.

HP Demo Room (Friday, March 28, 2008)
"In this digital era, the 'display approach' by representing no 'real' products, is manifested by projecting their images on screens; the whole concept in this HP demo room is to provide an online tour for all patrons." says Arthur Chan (DPWT Design Ltd.) on HP Demo Room.

Media Academy (Friday, March 28, 2008)
"The Media Academy is the leading training institute for the media and is located in a stately villa at the Media Park in Hilversum." says COEN! Agency for design on Media Academy

Upside down Skyscraper (Friday, March 28, 2008)
"The most important variable is the time. The collapse, the acceleration and the simultaneity of the time. In fact the space becomes temporal. Time is space because space is what we construct and time is what allows us to measure the space." says Archi[te]nsions on Upside down Skyscraper.

Rajeev Agarwal, Architects (Thursday, March 27, 2008)
Profile of the Indian architecture firm Rajeev Agarwal, Architects.

Marco Rucci architect (1AX network) (Thursday, March 27, 2008)
Profile of the Italian architecture firm Marco Rucci architect (1AX network).

DKSJ Architects, Inc. (Thursday, March 27, 2008)
Profile of the American architecture firm DKSJ Architects, Inc., led by Arthur Dyson, Michael Karby, Robert Siegrist and Douglas Janzen.

Archi[te]nsions (Thursday, March 27, 2008)
Profile of the American architecture firm Archi[te]nsions, founded by Alessandro Orsini.

Ayers/Saint/Gross (Thursday, March 27, 2008)
Profile of the American architecture firm Ayers/Saint/Gross, led by Adam Gross, Richard Ayers and James Wheeler.

BAU|KULTUR (Thursday, March 27, 2008)
Profile of the Austrian architecture firm BAU|KULTUR (The Bureau for Architecture, Urbanism and Culture).

Marcio Kogan Arquiteto (mk 27) (Thursday, March 27, 2008)
Profile of the Brazilian architecture firm Marcio Kogan Arquiteto (mk 27).

N2 architekten (Thursday, March 27, 2008)
Profile of the Dutch architecture firm N2 architekten

Atelier d'Architecture Pierre Hebbelinck & Pierre de Wit (Thursday, March 27, 2008)
Profile of the Belgian architecture firm Atelier d'Architecture Pierre Hebbelinck & Pierre de Wit.

Sternberg Kohen Arquitectos (Thursday, March 27, 2008)
Profile of the Argentinian architecture firm Sternberg Kohen Arquitectos, founded by Adriana Sternberg and Mariano Kohen.

Taylor Cullity Lethlean (Thursday, March 27, 2008)
Profile of the Australian landscape architecture firm Taylor Cullity Lethlean.

House_Uc (Wednesday, March 26, 2008)
"The client felt that a residence was a form of self-exposure to the outer world. In order to live up to his expectations, House_Uc was designed to imply the essence of the house within the urban context by bringing out the characteristics of the finishing material that was chosen together with the client." says Miyahara Architect Office on House_Uc.

K Office (Tuesday, March 25, 2008)
"The project, born from a dialogue between a rectangular plan from whose perimeter new walls are inserted and central organic forms was built using over 3000 etched glass bricks. The new architecture has become a body of light inside a casing of horizontal lines, generating distributive flows without static divisions and has great functional flexibility." says Lapo Ruffi Architetto on K Office.

2 Apartment Towers (Tuesday, March 25, 2008)
"The plan consists of two apartment towers, each with fourteen apartments, in the 'Vijfhoek' neighbourhood in Deventer." says JSA (Jeroen Schipper Architecten bv) on 2 Apartment Towers.

Garcia Residence (Tuesday, March 25, 2008)
"The site of the Garcia Residence is a steep north facing rocky slope in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains." says Ibarra Rosano Design Architects on Garcia Residence.

[WIDE]BAND (Tuesday, March 25, 2008)
"The commission resulted from a competition sponsored by Interior Design magazine and NeoCon West to showcase an unusual mix of products by using unique approaches." says Griffin Enright Architects on [WIDE]BAND.

Aussersihl Community Center (Tuesday, March 25, 2008)
"The building makes do with residual spaces between the root protection areas around the existing trees." says Architekten EM2N | Mathias Mueller | Daniel Niggli on Aussersihl Community Center.

B018 (Tuesday, March 25, 2008)
"In the early months of 1998, the B018 moved to the 'Quarantaine', on a site that was better known for its macabre aura. The 'Quarantaine' is located at the proximity of the port of Beirut.." says Bernard Khoury/DW5 on B018.

City Apartment (Tuesday, March 25, 2008)
"The use of sober colors with colorful accents make it a timeless and stylish residential." says COEN! Agency for design on City Apartment.

"Ave Fenix" Fire Station (Monday, March 24, 2008)
"The design chosen for the fire station is that of a simple high box that almost disappears after the facade, which plays with the context in a game of reflections..." says bgp arquitectura on "Ave Fenix" Fire Station.

Holiday living unit in Sentina (Monday, March 24, 2008)
"The space dimension of this almost un-contaminated landscape recalls ancient conflicts, provoking attitudes which contrast with some key factors such us the horizontal line, the nature, the sea, historic traces, elements that have maintained their force and integrity in spite of last interventions: the creation of an industrial zone and the construction of a highway." says altro_studio on Holiday living unit in Sentina.

Home of Tmedia (Monday, March 24, 2008)
"The agency deals with consulting, advertising and web factory both in Italy and Slovenia, and is made up of a young team of 15 people." says waltritsch a+u on Home of Tmedia.

LaCONES (Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species) (Monday, March 24, 2008)
"The site of approximate four acres had a very beautiful cluster of large rocks and boulders along the edge of this property." says Shirish Beri & Associates on LaCONES (Laboratory For The Conservation Of Endangered Species).

Canal House (Sunday, March 23, 2008)
"The Canal House is composed of three cubes: one raised at the street as a studio, two together at the canal side as the residence." says Sander Architects, LLC on Canal House.

City Market (Sunday, March 23, 2008)
"The goal was to corner the high-end market, making a lasting impression with the gourmet shopper. For this reason, the design of this space needed to be alluring and captivating, dramatic and create a unique shopping experience." says Pavlik Design Team on City Market.

Schindler's Paradox Box (Sunday, March 23, 2008)
"The house no longer functions as it was originally intended, rather as a minor exhibition space/museum. Our investigation focused on finding an innovative solution that would allow the house to be kept - in tact - as an artifact, while simultaneously preserving the surrounding space as a public environment." says Griffin Enright Architects on Schindler's Paradox Box.

Pavilion and garden at Montjuic Hill, Barcelona (Sunday, March 23, 2008)
"The Barcelona municipality is nonetheless keen to incorporate this green area into the city's leisure network. The only way to do so is by re-using and revitalizing existing structures in order to give new initiatives a place." says fondaRIUS architecture on Going to the mountain.

Extension Public Records Office, Canton of Basel-Landschaft (Sunday, March 23, 2008)
"The public records office is the collective memory of the political, economic and cultural life of a canton" says. EM2N | Mathias Mueller | Daniel Niggli Architekten on Extension Public Records Office Canton of Basel-Landschaft.

BLC Bank (Sunday, March 23, 2008)
"The BLC Bank mission consists of a complete architectural identity package including design and decoration work." says Bernard Khoury/DW5 on BLC Bank.

Calderon de la Barca (Saturday, March 22, 2008)
"The building is located in the area of Polanco, a hip neighborhood in Mexico City between two parks. The project consists of three apartments and a 30's house that has been protected by the Institute of Beaux Arts and has to be restored." says bgp arquitectura on Calderon de la Barca.

Architecture pierced (Saturday, March 22, 2008)
"The combination of reciprocal sensory interferences becomes a compositional tool: sight, hearing and touch take turns in a succession of indefinite and simultaneous spatial perceptions." says altro_studio on Architecture pierced.

House for a Polo Lover (Saturday, March 22, 2008)
"The living and sleeping quarters are separated by a floor of air, which becomes an intermediate entertainment space, a place from which to look out over the landscape as if watching a film or a tribune (the staircase) from which to watch the polo games on the field in front of the house." says w office | west architecture workroom on House for a Polo Lover.

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Engineering and Technology (Saturday, March 22, 2008)
"The site's basic configuration was that of a half bowl with some comparatively flat land at the ridge and in the valley. A railway line ran along the highest contour. While visualizing a building that responds to the site character, it become more & more obvious that the main building should hug the bowl slopes and spread along it." says Shirish Beri & Associates on Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Engineering and Technology.

Cremorne Riverside Centre (Saturday, March 22, 2008)
"The new Cremorne Riverside Centre is designed to replace and existing facility that is currently operating out of two shipping containers." says Sarah Wigglesworth Architects on Cremorne Riverside Centre.

Residence at the Butte (Saturday, March 22, 2008)
"The clients are a couple who own 40 acres in Oregon where they run a business that offers state-of-the-art breeding services for cutting horses. The site encompasses a small lake, or pond, a view of a magnificent butte, Smith Rock and the distant mountains." says Sander Architects, LLC on Residence at the Butte.

Casa Palacio (Saturday, March 22, 2008)
"A three storey circular building with a dramatic glass entrance shows off the unique home environments within" says Pavlik Design Team on Casa Palacio.

Villa Berkel, Veenendaal (Friday, March 21, 2008)
"The family wanted to remodel the bungalow, but decided on the advice of Paul de Ruiter's architectural bureau to demolish the bungalow and make room for a completely new design." says Architectenbureau Paul de Ruiter on Villa Berkel, Veenendaal.

15 Recreational houses for special target-groups (Friday, March 21, 2008)
"These particular units are located around a common terrain to create the ability for groups to gather, recreate, barbecue, etc. The smaller units for instance are designed to accomodate single-family usage, by example a family with a disabled member." says MDL Architecten on 15 Recreational houses for special target-groups.

Clockwork Architecture + Design (Friday, March 21, 2008)
Profile of the American architecture and interior design firm Clockwork Architecture + Design, founded by Christian Arnold and Neil Sommers.

Boulevard Katwijk (Friday, March 21, 2008)
"The main starting point was to restore the landscape by re-integrating any cuts into the shore line. The new picture is that of a wavy dune landscape." says Bureau Marlies van Diest Ontwerp on Boulevard Katwijk.

Stumptown Cafe - Ace Hotel (Friday, March 21, 2008)
"The intent of this cafe is to give people a unique experience with coffee-encouraging customers to stand along the bar and enjoy a shot of espresso, or meander through the offerings of single-origin coffees available by the cup or pound." says MADE Inc. on Stumptown Cafe - Ace Hotel

Une piece Moiree (Friday, March 21, 2008)
"The Wood. The Mountains. Copper as primary matter. Plastic, ductile, malleable. Architecture as a reassuring presence. A rhythmic code is wrapping the shell, container of emotions." says LANDS on Une piece Moiree.

Plaka Comex Pavilion (Thursday, March 20, 2008)
"The versatility, flexibility and facility to apply the product were the guidelines of design for this showroom; the intention was to show the product, the new launchings and the facility in its application." says JHG - Jorge Hernandez De La Garza on Plaka Comex Pavilion.

KEEP OFF THE GRASS! Planar Landscape Phenomena (Thursday, March 20, 2008)
"The project was a temporary exhibit at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI_Arc) installed in the school's gallery for an eight week period between December 12, 2003 and February 6, 2004. The ubiquitous lawn was the subject of this heuristic exercise about our cultural relationship to that thin plane of suburban carpet." says Griffin Enright Architects on KEEP OFF THE GRASS! Planar Landscape Phenomena.

Public housing in Barcelona (Thursday, March 20, 2008)
"The proposed solution is for 22 flats (18 units of 60 m2 with two rooms, and 4 units of 70 m2 with 3 rooms)." says fondaRIUS architecture on Public housing in Barcelona.

Conversion Theatre 11 (Thursday, March 20, 2008)
"Nowadays musical theatres are inherent parts of our urban cultural landscape. There is a correlation between the establishment of this popular performing art and the choice of unconventional venues." says EM2N, Switzerland.

Black Box (Thursday, March 20, 2008)
"The black box is located next to a major department store on the northbound highway of Greater Beirut." says Bernard Khoury/DW5 on Black Box.

Pavilion for the Jinhua Architecture Park, China (Thursday, March 20, 2008)
"With its widespread voluminous canopy of leaves and its knaggy branches it seems to be even older than the river, the streets and the building development. It establishes a habitation for people, spending shelter from rain and sun as well as from a far too perfect environment." says Christ & Gantenbein on Pavilion for the Jinhua Architecture Park, China.

AV House (Thursday, March 20, 2008)
"The project is a redesign of a house from the 70's - of no significant architectural value - located in front of one of the most important avenues of the city." says bgp arquitectura on AV House.

Invisible House (Wednesday, March 19, 2008)
"My steps start to become heavy, after two hours walk I decide to take a rest. Around me the landscape is desolated, sand dunes move following the direction of the wind pushing them." says altro_studio on The Invisible House.

CMMI, Inc. (Wednesday, March 19, 2008)
Profile of the American architecture and interior design firm CMMI Inc.

Studio ELEVATION (Tuesday, March 18, 2008)
Profile of the Thai architecture firm Studio ELEVATION, founded by Joe Chatrasingha.

Pavlik Design Team (Tuesday, March 18, 2008)
Profile of the American architecture and interior design firm Pavlik Design Team.

MADE Inc. (Tuesday, March 18, 2008)
Profile of the American interior design firm MADE Inc.

LANDS Architecture (Tuesday, March 18, 2008)
Profile of the Swiss architecture firm LANDS Architecture.

Griffin Enright Architects (Tuesday, March 18, 2008)
Profile of the American architecture firm Griffin Enright Architects, founded by Margaret Griffin and John Enright.

fondaRIUS architecture (Tuesday, March 18, 2008)
Profile of the Spanish architecture firm fondaRIUS architecture, founded by Federico Calabrese, Alessandra Faraone and Marc Tomas.

EM2N | Mathias Mueller | Daniel Niggli (Tuesday, March 18, 2008)
Profile of the Swiss architecture firm EM2N, founded by Mathias Mueller and Daniel Niggli.

ecoLogicStudio (Monday, March 17, 2008)
Profile of the British architecture firm ecoLogicStudio, founded by Claudia Pasquero and Marco Poletto.

Bureau Marlies van Diest Ontwerp (Monday, March 17, 2008)
Profile of the Dutch architecture firm Bureau Marlies van Diest Ontwerp.

bgp arquitectura (Monday, March 17, 2008)
Profile of the Mexican architecture firm bgp (Bernardo Gomez-Pimienta) arquitectura.

at 103 (Monday, March 17, 2008)
Profile of the Mexican architecture firm at 103, founded by Julio Amezcua and Francisco Pardo.

Alessio Patalocco (Monday, March 17, 2008)
Profile of the Italian architecture firm founded by Alessio Patalocco.

w office | west architecture workroom (Monday, March 17, 2008)
Profile of the Italian architecture firm w office | west architecture workroom.

Arris Architects (Saturday, March 08, 2008)
Profile of the Indian architecture firm Arris Architects, led by Subhashish Modi and Satish Shetty.

Amoretti Calvi Architetti (Saturday, March 08, 2008)
Profile of the Italian architecture firm Amoretti Calvi Architetti, founded by Aldo Amoretti and Marco Calvi.

Concept Architecture, LLC (Friday, March 07, 2008)
Profile of the American architecture firm Concept Architecture, LLC, founded by Martin J. Reimers.

Atelier Siebold Architects (Wednesday, March 05, 2008)
Profile of the Swiss architecture firm Atelier Siebold Architects, led by Svetlana and Boris Siebold.

Arrowstreet Inc. (Wednesday, March 05, 2008)
Profile of the American architecture firm Arrowstreet Inc.

Belles Firm of Architecture, Inc. (Wednesday, March 05, 2008)
Profile of the American architecture firm Belles Firm of Architecture, Inc.

2xlrm Architetti Associati (Tuesday, March 04, 2008)
Profile of the Italian architecture firm 2xlrm Architetti Associati.

Architekturburo Reinberg ZT GmbH (Tuesday, March 04, 2008)
Profile of the Austrian architecture firm Architekturburo Reinberg ZT GmbH, led by Georg and Marta Reinberg.

Crosspointe Architects (Tuesday, March 04, 2008)
Profile of the American architecture firm founded by Steve Upham.

BUILD LLC (Tuesday, March 04, 2008)
Profile of the American architecture firm BUILD LLC, led by Andrew van Leeuwen and Kevin Eckert.

Borgos Architecture (Monday, March 03, 2008)
Profile of the British architecture firm Borgos Architecture, led by Etienne Borgos and Nadine Pieper.

Paradise for Two (Sunday, March 02, 2008)
'Precisely where the austere lay-out of the peat grass area touches the new nature and the whimsical landscape of the Botshol, is a garden of which the inner world does not reveal itself.' Says NIO architecten, on the design of Paradise for Two.

Amazing Whale Jaw (Saturday, March 01, 2008)
'People often wonder about the building's shape and what it represents, and there are a number of possible answers. A correct answer in architectural terms is that it can be viewed as a large boulder that has been worn away by footsteps and sight lines', Says NIO architecten on the design of The Amazing Whale Jaw

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