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Cité de l’Océan et du Surf Biarritz, France : Steven Holl Architects with Solange Fabiao
Cité de l’Océan et du Surf Building Biarritz France
image © Iwan Baan
Two “glass rocks,” contain the restaurant and a surfer’s kiosk. They activate the central outdoor plaza and ‘connect’ to the two great boulders on the beach in the distance. A corner of the plaza is dedicated to the surfers’ hangout with a skate pool and an open porch underneath that connects to the auditorium and exhibition spaces inside the museum. This covered area provides a sheltered space for meetings and events. The gardens of the Cité de l’Océan et du Surf aim at a fusion of landscape and architecture, and connect the museum to the ocean horizon.

The Ananti Club Seoul, South Korea : Ken Min Architects
The Ananti Club Seoul
photo : Song Jae Young
Located in the folds of Mt. Yumyeong, just a 30-minute drive away from Seoul, Korea, the Ananti Club Seoul is surrounded by a thick pine forest rarely seen around Seoul. The club offers an undiluted enjoyment of a hundred-year old virgin forest and the mesmerizing tranquility of undulating mountain ridges.

Cultural Complex Longgang District Shenzhen, China : Mecanoo architecten
Cultural Complex Longgang Architecture News May 2011
image : Doug and Wolf
Mecanoo architecten has been selected by the district government of Shenzhen to design a new cultural complex in Shenzhen. The design comprises a public art museum, science museum, youth centre and a mega bookstore totaling 90,000 m².

Your rainbow panorama ARoS – Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark : Olafur Eliasson
Your rainbow panorama ARoS Aarhus Architecture News May 2011
photo : Olafur Eliasson
The first ARoS Triennial will be the largest exhibition staged by the museum and within the city of Aarhus to date. Spread over several venues around the city, including the two main gallery spaces at the ARoS Art Museum and along 4km of coastline surrounding the city, the Triennial will feature work by a range internationally recognised artists.

Rothschild Foundation, Bucks, England : Stephen Marshall Architects
Rothschild Foundation
photo © Richard Bryant
The main archive is housed in a building with great thermal mass and insulation. It is naturally cooled, thus avoiding the normal archive need for air conditioning and forced humidity control.

Eco House Bolton, north west England for Gary Neville : Make, Architects
Eco House Bolton
picture from architect office
As the first zero carbon family home in the Northwest, the four bedroom, single storey property is deliberately embedded into the Pennine hillside to minimise the impact on the surrounding views. The property will have a roof of meadow grasses and flora flowing seamlessly over the property and into the surrounding landscape.

Treehugger Pavilion, Germany : FH Trier and one fine day
Treehugger Architecture News May 2011
image : Roland Borgmann, Münster
“Treehugger” is a pavilion that is currently exhibited at the National Garden Show (BuGA) 2011 in Koblenz, Germany. It results from a research-project that was initiated by Dipl.-Des. Christoph Krause, director of the Chamber of Skilled Craft’s “Center for Design, Manufacturing and Communication” in Koblenz in 2009.

New Amsterdam Plein & Pavilion, Peter Minuit Plaza, NYC, USA : Ben van Berkel / UNStudio
New Amsterdam Plein Architecture News May 2011
image : UNStudio

Felix Nussbaum Haus Extension, Germany : Studio Daniel Libeskind
Felix Nussbaum Haus Extension Architecture News May 2011
picture from architect firm

Reißeck-Höhenbahn Top Terminal Competition, Austria : Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH
Reißeck Top Terminal Design Architecture News May 2011
image from architecture studio

Ruta del Peregrino Designs, Mexico : various architects
Ruta del Peregrino Architecture News May 2011
image : Iwan Baan

Puckapunyal Military Area Memorial Chapel, Victoria, Australia : BVN Architecture. 4 May
Puckapunyal Memorial Chapel Building
photo : John Gollings

Dublin Grounds of Remembrance, Ohio, USA : Plant Architect inc.
Dublin Grounds of Remembrance Building - Architecture News May 2011
photo : Stephen Evans

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