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Kroon Hall at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut by Hopkins Architects

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Article source: Hopkins Architects

Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Kroon Hall

The Kroon Building unifies the dispersed faculty buildings across Science Hill by becoming a new focus for this ‘micro’ campus. It establishes a strong architectural identity for the faculty, forming a new centre for the study of sustainability and has been awarded LEED™ ‘Platinum’ certification by the US Green Building Council.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Hopkins Architects
  • Name of Project: Kroon Hall at Yale University
  • Location: New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  • Size: 6,208m2
  • Client: Yale University
  • Completed: 2009
  • Awards: AJ100 (Architect’s Journal)  Building of the Year Award


SoHo Synagogue in New York by Dror Benshetrit

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Article source: Dror Benshetrit

The SoHo Synagogue is the community’s first ever synagogue and represents a fresh vision that translates the inspiration of Judaism to a new generation. With a forward thinking approach, Rabbi Dovi Scheiner along with his wife Esty, founders of SoHo Synagogue,built a religious platform that invites the community to fully integrate their religion within their modern lifestyle. Mindful of the open mindset of lower Manhattan’s Jewish population, The SoHo  Synagogue seeks to reinvent the synagogue as a comfortable and enjoyable setting for personal growth and communal connection. We were humbled and honored when receiving the invitation and assignment to create a space in which the synagogue can embrace the traditions and its fundamental function within a contemporary, casual design setting. On Sunday June 12, a long and festive procession of supporters and congregants dressed in white walked the neighborhood together to cut the ribbon and open the door to their new synagogue. The synagogue will hold both social gatherings and religious services.

Prayers Room (Image Courtesy John Hall)


Vallehermoso Sports Centre in Madrid, Spain by ABM arquitectos

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Article source: ABM arquitectos

The site is located in a central area of Madrid, in the district of Chamberí. In this same place, until just a few years ago was located the Vallehermoso Stadium complex. Built in the 50’s, this complex included the locally famous athletics stadium and a number of complementary sports facilities. The installation closed to the public in 2007 and was demolished in 2008. Since then, the Town Hall is planning the construction of a new Sports Center (that is starting to become a reality after the selection of this project as the design winner) and a new athletics stadium that will be developed later on. The construction of the new Vallehermoso Sports Centre will start in 2012. It will be a gentle building in its architectural expression; it will embrace the city and it will interact with it creating a meeting point and an activity focus.

Night Street View

  • Architect: ABM arquitectos
  • Name of Project: Vallehermoso Sports Centre
  • Location: Madrid, Spain


Alvarez Beach House in Asia, Peru by Longhi Architects

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Article source: Longhi Architects

Located at a cliff of Playa Misterio a gated beach community 117 Km. south of Lima with vehicular and pedestrian access at approximately 50 meters over sea level Alvarez Beach House was the answer to specific program requirements given by the client a successful surgeon with a large family.

Image Courtesy Cholon

  • Architects: Longhi Architects
  • Project: Alvarez Beach House
  • Location: Playa Misterio, Asia, Peru
  • Construction Area: 580 m2
  • Terraces and landscaped area: 420m2


Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2010 in London, UK by Jean Nouvel

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Article source: Jean Nouvel

This year—the Serpentine’s 40th Anniversary—the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is designed by world-renowned French architect Jean Nouvel. This 2010 Pavilion is the 10th commission in the Gallery’s annual series, the world’s first and most ambitious architectural programme of its kind. It will be the architect’s first completed building in the UK.

  • Architect: Jean Nouvel
  • Name of Project: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2010
  • Location: UK


  • Project Manager: Ted Featonby
  • Supervisor: Mick Mead

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2010 Designed by Jean Nouvel © Ateliers Jean Nouvel Photograph: John Offenbach


Airy House in Gunma, Japan by Ikimono Architects

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Article source: Ikimono Architects

To scenery like the outside The thing which I wanted to realize here is the scenery which lives in a garden. Cafe that can enjoy one’s meal slowly by space like the outside. For instance, big window that passes by butterfly and bird and comes off, ground where flower blooms inside and outside, skylight makes a sunny place, Sunlight trickling through the leaves is reflected in shirt of person who sat on the chair, laughter is heard in the room like the outside.

Night View

  • Architects: Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
  • Project: Airy House
  • Location: Gunma, Japan
  • General Contractors: Capital Woods Inc.
  • Design: 2008.11 – 2009.5
  • Construction: 2009.5 – 2009.10


Tex Tonic House 1 in Victoria, London by Paul McAneary Architects Ltd

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Article source: Paul McAneary Architects Ltd

Paul McAneary Architects Ltd,  are delighted to announce the completion of the project Tex Tonic House 1, a double-height penthouse apartment located in Victoria, London.

The clients brief in this invited competition was to design two apartments on the top floor of the existing Central London post office and Phillips de Pury art action house in Victoria, London. The client expressed a wish for large volume ‘loft’ spaces  and his desire for a contemporary design and functionality. Paul McAneary Architects’ response won the competition with a proposal for expressed natural tectonics through numerous new details, and even developing a new material type – of cast timber bronze.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Paul McAneary Architects Ltd)

  • Architect: Paul McAneary Architects Ltd
  • Name of Project: Tex Tonic House 1
  • Location: Victoria, London
  • Completion Date: November 2010
  • Photographer: Paul McAneary Architects Ltd


Kindergarten in La Chana, Granada by Elisa Valero Ramos

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Article source: Elisa Valero Ramos

Place, program and construction determine the form of this kindergarten. The objectives are to make a functional building facing the right way, opening the classrooms and the large patio to the south, and doing so in a rapid, rational way.

Image Courtesy Fernando Alda

  • Architects: Elisa Valero Ramos
  • Project: Kindergarten
  • Location: Rejon street, Chana. Granada
  • Building surveyor: María de los Llanos Martín Romero
  • Collaborators: Leonardo Tapiz Buzarra, architect Esteban Salcedo, architecture studient Óscar Raya, architecture studient


Sant Joan de Reus Hospital in Catalonia, Spain by Mario Corea Arquitectura

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Article source: Mario Corea Arquitectura

This project is presented according to the urban requirements of the plot and the guidelines established by the functional program. It must be taken into account that the building, due to its public use and seize, is a very important benchmark for the new technological park and the city of Reus. At the same time, we consider that the facilities are going to give an emblematic and modern image so as to achieve a high architectural quality and efficiency as new hospital.

Aerial View

  • Architects: Mario Corea Arquitectura
  • Project: Sant Joan de Reus Hospital
  • Location:Reus, Barcelona, España
  • Project Manager: Eugenio TIONI, Agustin ARBALLO
  • Collaborators: Consuelo KOCH, ANDRE MOTA, Nicolás BECCHIS
  • Structure: BIS ARQUITECTES
  • Facilities: ENGYNIA / PGI GROUP


Fragile Shelter in Hokkaido, Japan by Hidemi Nishida

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Article source: Hidemi Nishida

Hidemi Nishida is a Sapporo-based artist, designer. Through my all projects, I’m trying to make a place that could be makes an attentions to the surroundings. And also trying to extract a joyful happenings from the place. So my projects completed with gathering finally. I think it should have an function as a house but it shouldn’t be exactly house. I think it should be something like temporary shelter.

Image Courtesy Anna Nagai

  • Architects: Hidemi Nishida
  • Project: Fragile Shelter
  • Location: Geijutsu-no-mori 1, Minami-ku,Sapporo 005-0864, Hokkaido JAPAN
  • Size: 20 square meter interior
  • Materials: wood, plastic screen
  • Construction time: Oct-Dec, 2010
  • Construction team: Hidemi Nishida, Genki Fujita, Akira Nagase
  • Photograph: Anna Nagai


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