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Henning Larsen Architects has won an invited competition to design a new headquarters for the Central Bank of Libya in Tripoli. Inspired by Libyan vernacular architecture, the structure will occupy two existing site excavations. The first, and largest, excavation will be transformed into a “shaded oasis” that serves both the bank and Gurji district by providing areas for operations, an education center, restaurant and hotel. The second will allow vehicular access to the treasuries.  A mid-ri




Architects: Dietmar Feichtinger Architects Location: 29 Avenue Robert Schuman, Marseille, France Project Leader: José Luis Fuentes, Peter Mitterer Planning Team: Ralitsa Kafova, Sabine Kopp, Zuzana Janouskova , Katja Pargger, Stephan Schwarz, Arne Speiser Area: 9,160 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Sergio Grazia Competition Team: José Luis Fuentes, Zuzana Janouskova, Barbara Feichtinger-Felber, Ghislain Richoux, Jutta Eckel, Lukas Brus, Ralitsa Kafova Site Supervision: José Luis Fuentes, Pete




What once was the Saint-Denys-du-Plateau church in Montreal has now become the Monique-Corriveau Library with the help of Dan Hanganu and Côté Leahy Cardas Architects. The church, built in 1964, was designed by the late architect Jean-Marie Roy and was considered a prime example of Quebec’s modern architecture heritage. The unusual building looks to be a massive tent that’s been inflated by the passing wind. Keeping its unique design sensibility was important during the p




Latrobe City Council is pushing an initiative that would put “wood first.” If implemented, the “Wood Encouragement Policy” would educate architects and industry professionals about the structural and environmental benefits of wood in an effort to promote the local timber industry and use of sustainable building materials. Following the lead of the United States and New Zealand, both of which recently established “wood encouragement” policies, the council hopes that this will set a precedent th




Architects: Ricardo Silva Carvalho Arquitectos Location: 2540-490 Pó, Portugal Project Area: 240 sqm Project Year: 2013 Photographs: FS+SG Fotografia de Arquitectura From the architect. Located on the West Coast of Portugal in an agricultural area relatively close to the ocean, arises this new residence, in a village with quite heterogeneous features. In order to make the best out of the solar exposure and minimize the impact on the surroundings, the implementation on the ground dist




Laboratorio de Arquitectura Dominicana (LAD), curators of the Dominican Republic’s first-ever Venice Architecture Biennale participation, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a short documentary that will reveal the daily life of La Feria. Originally built by brutal dictator Rafael Trujillo as a symbol of power and wealth, the 1950s fairground has transformed into an “architectural protagonist” within the city of Santo Domingo that serves various government bodies by day and




Architects: ADE architectes – David Elalouf & Guillaume Prognon Location: 10 Rue de Colmar, 75019 Paris, France Architects In Charge: David Elalouf, Guillaume Prognon Architects Team : David Elalouf, Guillaume Prognon, Guillaume Pelé, Damien Caron, Caroline Weill Area: 7080.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Pauline Turmel, Courtesy of ADE Architectes Structure: Arcora Mechanicals: INEX Estimator: Athys Builder: ZUB SA, Olivier Robert Final Cost: 10 M€ / 13.7 M$ (Savings : -20%)




Malta-based brand development firm Bulldog recently moved into their new digs after spending the last year designing them. Looking to set down some workplace roots and a new way of working, they kept the budget in mind when they decided to renovate a building they already owned. The building required extensive work and design prowess to make it happen, but they managed to craft a creative space that was also dog-friendly. Working with a limited amount of real estate, they kept the ma




This last Wednesday, April 9th, Herzog & de Meuron opened its first project in Brazil – Morro Arena - located in the city of Natal. With a capacity for 350 people, the arena features multipurpose rooms for dancing, classrooms, a terrace overlooking the sea, locker rooms and a sports court. The project is the first finished part of a broader urban plan for the region developed by the Swiss Office in partnership with the Centro Sócio Pastoral Nossa Senhora de Conceição in 2009. Accor




Architects: Domenack Arquitectos Location: Lima, Peru Architect In Charge: Juan Carlos Domenack L, Juan Carlos Domenack C Area: 500 sqm Year: 2009 Photographs: Juan Solano From the architect. The house is the result of dealing with three important variables: satisfying the functional needs of the family, adapting the design to a difficult sloping topography without resorting to complicate and expensive structures, and capturing the views towards a golf course despite the fact that the




Construction has begun on the new Nanjing Jianye District office tower in China. Designed by UDG China, the multi-level complex will house hundreds of government workers throughout almost 100,000 square meters of office space. “The harmony between nature and creatures gives the best solution for living,” stated design team leader Qian Qiang. The project focuses on establishing a strong visual connection between nature and the individuals work space. This will be achieved through




Architects: SPACE Location: Coyoacán, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico Architect In Charge: Juan Carlos Baumgartner, Humberto Soto Area: 1,500 sqm Photographs: Courtesy of SPACE Participants: Alejandro Danel Lighting: LUA – Luz en Arquitectura Construction: ATXK Furnishings: Steelcase, Moblity From the architect. The corporate offices of American Standard are located at the Corporate Headquarters, Corporate Campus Coyoacán, Av. Coyoacán 1622, México, D.F. With a land area of 1500m2



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