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Harpa Reykjavik
, Iceland : Mies van der Rohe Awards 2013 winner
Harpa Building - Architecture News April 2013
photo : Nic Lehoux
Art and architecture are beautifully united in the 29,000 m2 concert hall comprising four music and conference halls. Harpa forms part of an extensive development plan for the east harbour in Reykjavik – with the objective of bringing the city and harbour closer together. Henning Larsen Architects won the assignment in an international competition in 2005.
The south facade of Harpa is inspired by the geological basalt stone formations along the Icelandic coast.

Phoenix Residence, Arizona, USA : Messana O’Rorke
Phoenix House - Architecture News April 2013
image from architect
Two sets of poured in place concrete parallel walls form the boundary of the house to the North and South, between which a shading roof is stretched, perpendicular walls of stainless steel framed glass complete the enclosure. The climate of Arizona is primarily dry with large temperature swings between day and night.

The Infinity Centre Melbourne, Australia – design by McBride Charles Ryan. 22 Apr
Infinity Centre Melbourne
photo : John Gollings
The Infinity Centre, the new campus for Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School senior students, is derived from the initial idea that the library, a learning hub, is central to the school. The architecture office also wanted a building that offered protection from a windswept site and signified the merging of two schools

EuropaCity, Paris and Roissy, France – design by BIG
EuropaCity France
image from architect
BIG’s proposal is an urban form combining dense city with open landscape and will become a cultural and commercial gathering point for the surrounding cities of the Triangle de Gonesse. EuropaCity will be directly linked to the coming Grand Paris Express Metro to Charles de Gaule airport.

Seeschanze Lochau Residences, Austria – design by Baumschlager Eberle
Seeschanze Lochau Austria
photo : Eduard Hueber
Thanks to the nature of the urban development, outdoor space and typology there is no contradiction here between density and visibility. The six buildings, which stand at right angles to the slope lines, are pivoted to confront or face each other in order to achieve the best possible views for the individual apartments.

House in Johannesburg, South Africa – design by Nico van der Meulen Architects
House in Johannesburg
photo from architect

House in Naxxar, Malta, southern Europe – design by Chris Briffa Architects
House in Naxxar
photo : David Pisani

China Wood Sculpture Museum in Harbin, China – design by MAD Architects
China Wood Sculpture Museum - Architecture News April 2013
photo : Iwan Baan

Adjaye/Associates building : contemporary residence in Islington, London, UK – new photos
David Adjaye House - Architecture News April 2013
picture © Vincenzo Barilari

Casa Varanda, Brazil – design by Carla Juaçaba
New Residence in Brazil
photo : Fran Parente

Residence in Muko, Kyoto, Japan – design by Fujiwara Architects
Muko House
photo : Yano Toshiyuki

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