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Small House in Sydney, Australia by Domenic Alvaro

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Article source: Domenic Alvaro

Small House wins World’s Best House Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2011 - ‘Project demonstrated commitment and excellence on many levels’

Small House in Sydney, Australia, designed by Domenic Alvaro, has won the ‘World’s Best House’ award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2011. The presentation of the WAF Awards are taking place during the largest global celebration of architecture – the World Architecture Festival, which is being held at the Centre Convencions International Barcelona (CCIB) this week.

Roof Terrace at night (Images Courtesy Trevor Mein)

  • Architect: Domenic Alvaro
  • Name of Project: Small House
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Category: House
  • WAF Entry: 2011
  • Award: World Architecture Festival 2011 – Category Winner
  • Photography: Trevor Mein – meinphoto Pty Ltd

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Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Springdale, Arkansas by Marlon Blackwell (designed using AutoCAD)

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Article source: Marlon Blackwell Architect

Marlon Blackwell Architect wins World’s Best Civic and Community Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2011

“the designers on this project really made architecture out of nothing”

Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, USA, designed by Marlon Blackwell Architect, has won the ‘World’s Best Civic and Community Building’ award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2011.

The presentation of the WAF Awards are taking place during the largest global celebration of architecture – the World Architecture Festival, which is being held at the Centre Convencions International Barcelona (CCIB) this week.

West elevation (Images Courtesy Timothy Hursley)

  • Architect: Marlon Blackwell Architect
  • Name of Project: Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church
  • Location: Springdale, Arkansas, United States of America
  • Category: Civic and community
  • WAF Entry: 2011
  • Award: World Architecture Festival 2011 – Category Winner
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Sainsbury Laboratory in Cambridge, United Kingdom by Stanton Williams

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Article source: Stanton Williams

Stanton Williams wins World’s Best Learning Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2011

Sainsbury Laboratory, United Kingdom, designed by Stanton Williams World’s Best Learning Building’ award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2011.

The presentation of the WAF Awards are taking place during the largest global celebration of architecture – the World Architecture Festival, which is being held at the Centre Convencions International Barcelona (CCIB) this week.

 

Main entrance at night (Images Courtesy Hufton and Crow)

  • Architect: Stanton Williams, London, United Kingdom
  • Name of Project: Sainsbury Laboratory
  • Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Category: Learning
  • WAF Entry: 2011
  • Award: World Architecture Festival 2011 – Category Winner

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Puzzle Piece in Canary Islands, Spain by Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Article source: Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos

Puzzle Piece wins World’s Best New and Old Building at World Architecture Festival Awards 2011

Puzzle Piece, Spain, designed by Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos, has won the ‘World’s Best New and Old Building’ award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2011. The presentation of the WAF Awards are taking place during the largest global celebration of architecture – the World Architecture Festival, which is being held at the Centre Convencions International Barcelona (CCIB) this week.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Juan Correa)

  • Architect:Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos
  • Name of Project: Puzzle Piece
  • Location: Canary Islands, Spain
  • WAF Entry: 2011
  • Award: World Architecture Festival 2011 – Category Winner
  • Photography: Juan Correa

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General Aviation Terminal Schiphol in Netherlands by VMX Architects

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Article source: VMX Architects

Schiphol’s General Aviation (GA) Terminal is where the private and business flights of Heads of States, members of the Royal Family, CEO’s, pop stars and top football players are handled. As a reaction to the inconvenience of flying today with low-cost airways and long queues, VMX found it’s inspiration in the terminals from the era in which aviation was seen as a pleasure and had a luxurious appeal.

General Aviation Terminal Schiphol

  • Architects: VMX Architects
  • Project: General Aviation Terminal Schiphol
  • Location: Thermiekstraat 12, Schiphol Oost
  • Architect Design: Don Murphy
  • Project manager: Leon Teunissen
  • Contributor: Hugo Kok
  • Year Design: 2007-2009
  • Year Execution – Completion: 2010-2011

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Kurilpa Bridge in Brisbane, Australia by Cox Architecture

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Article source: Cox Architecture

Kurilpa Bridge, Australia, designed by Cox Architecture, has won the ‘World’s Best Transport Building’ award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2011. The presentation of the WAF Awards are taking place during the largest global celebration of architecture – the World Architecture Festival, which is being held at the Centre Convencions International Barcelona (CCIB) this week.

Image Courtesy Christopher Frederick Jones

  • Architects: Cox Architecture
  • Project: Kurilpa Bridge
  • Location: Brisbane, Australia
  • Photographs: Christopher Frederick Jones

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BMW Central Building in Leipzig, Germany by Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

More projects by Zaha Hadid

Our Central Building for BMW constituted a radical reinterpretation of the traditional office – transforming the building and the functions it contains into a more dynamic, engaging ‘nerve-centre’ or ‘communication knot’ – funneling all movement around the manufacturing complex through a space that transcends conventional white collar/blue collar spatial divisions.

BMW Central Building

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: BMW Central Building
  • Location:Leipzig, Germany
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Date: 2001 / 2005
  • Client: BMW AG
  • Status: Built
  • Size: 25,000m²
  • Project Architect: Jim Heverin, Lars Teichmann

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House in Hekida, Japan by fuse-atelier

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Article source: fuse-atelier

The house is located on the outskirts of Nakano City in northeastern Nagano Prefecture, in an area with abundant nature and a view of KitashigaKogen’sMt.Kosha to the east. Apple orchards and a cluster of houses that line the oldroad surrounded the site, while the elevated tracks of the Hokuriku Shinkansen scheduled to begin service in a couple of years, run north-south through nearby fields. The client – a couple in their 30s with one child – wanted a plan that made allowances for the adjacent main house and was aggressive in incorporating the view of Mt.Kosha.

Overall view in the Snow

  • Architect: Shigeru Fuse
  • Project: House in Hekida
  • Location: Nakano, Nagano pref., JAPAN
  • Design Team: fuse-atelier + Musashino Art University/fuse-studio
  • Structural Engineer: Akira Suzuki
  • Photographer: fuse-atelier
  • Main contractor: KakumaGumi

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A Mother River Recovered in Qian’an City, China by Turenscape

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Article source: Turenscape

A Mother Recovered – The Sanlihe Greenway, China, designed by Turenscape, has won the ‘World’s Best Landscape Project’ award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2011. The presentation of the WAF Awards are taking place during the largest global celebration of architecture – the World Architecture Festival, which is being held at the Centre Convencions International Barcelona (CCIB) this week.

A Mother River Recovered

  • Architects: Turenscape
  • Project: A Mother River Recovered
  • Location: The Sanlihe Greenway, Qian’an City, China

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Ordos Museum in Erdos, China by MAD

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Article source: MAD

The design of MAD’s first completed museum fosters new spirit in a city that was nothing but Gobi desert six years ago.

Located in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, the Art and City Museum is a crossroads for a community working to interpret its local traditions in a new urban context.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy ShuHe)

  • Architect: MAD
  • Name of Project: Ordos Museum
  • Location: Erdos, China
  • Commission: 2005
  • Completion: 2011
  • Copyright: MAD
  • Images by: ShuHe

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