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Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France
Musée des Confluences, Lyon - Architecture News November 2013
Musée des Confluences
The future society will be a society of knowledge. However this knowledge can hardly be split into clearly defined fields. Innovations develop within interspaces, within indistinctness, within the overlapping and hybridising. Questions regarding the future will be decided within transitional fields situated between technology, biology and ethics that are the central themes of the Musée des Confluences.

Ben van Berkel / UNStudio’s design selected as winning entry for the Baumkirchen Mitte in Munich, Germany
Design: Ben van Berkel / UNStudio
Baumkirchen Mitte Munich
image : UNStudio
Baumkirchen Mitte
This design has been selected as the winning entry from a shortlist of 6 finalists which included, among others, BIG Architects, Juergen Mayer H Architects and Schneider + Schumacher Architects. UNStudio worked in collaboration with OR else Landscapes on the design for the 18,500 sqm residential and office building which incloudes a 60m high tower.

Book Mountain: Biography of a Building
Book Mountain Spijkenisse – Biography of a Building
Book Mountain Spijkenisse – 27 Nov 2013
On November 27th, the publication Book Mountain Spijkenisse – Biography of a Building will be presented. It is the second part in a new experimental series of books by MVRDV describing in a sizeable text the complex process of realising a building.

YAC – young architects competitions
10 Mar 2014 : deadline for submission of proposals
YAC - young architects competitions - Architecture News Nov 2013
image from competition organiser
YAC in partnership with OMA, Dogma, Bologna University, UNL University, ThePlan magazine and Public Institutions, has just opened an interesting call for ideas for designers: “Space To Culture”.
prize money: 15.000€

Architect TateHindle helps Grosvenor gain planning approval for new Gagosian Gallery in Mayfair, London, UK
Architects: TateHindle
Gagosian Gallery in Mayfair - Architecture News November 2013
image from architects practice
Gagosian Gallery Mayfair
Westminster City Council has granted planning consent for the recladding and remodelling of 20 Grosvenor Hill. The building is owned by Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (Grosvenor), which was assisted with its planning application by architects TateHindle. The ground and first floor will become a new Gagosian Gallery.

Two Los Angeles Projects Designed for Communities are Nominated for a National Best of Year Award
Spring Street Park - Architecture News November 2013
photo @ Lehrer Architects
Los Angeles Park Designs
Lehrer Architects is honored to announce that Spring Street Park and Potrero Heights Community & Senior Center are both nominated for a Best of Year Award. Both architecture projects are national finalists in the “Outdoor” category.

Natural History Museum Grounds Competition Shortlist, London, UK
Natural History Museum London - Architecture News November 2013
photo from MRC
Natural History Museum Grounds Competition
The Natural History Museum announced the shortlist for the competition to find an inspired team to redesign and re-imagine its grounds.

Tollgate Gardens, Maida Vale, London, UK
Design: BDP, Architects
Tollgate Gardens in Maida Vale - Architecture News November 2013
image from architects
Tollgate Gardens
BDP has secured detail planning consent for its competition winning housing and regeneration project at Tollgate Gardens in Maida Vale, London. The redevelopment of the 1960s estate forms the first step in Westminster City Council’s ambitious Housing Renewal Strategy.

Design ideas for housing in the private rental market – Winners
Private Rental Housing Competition Design Private Rental Housing Competition Design - Architecture News November 2013
images from winning architects
The joint winners are:
– Metropolitan Workshop with Sir Richard MacCormac, WT Partnership, XC02 and Lee Mallet, London
– Carl Turner Architects, London
Private Rental Housing Design Contest Winners

Gold Coast Cultural Precinct Design Competition winner, Queensland, Australia
Gold Coast Cultural Precinct Design Competition - Architecture News November 2013
render from competition organisers
Gold Coast Design Competition
ARM Architecture has been chosen to deliver the City’s architectural vision for the 16.9 hectare site following a two stage competition that attracted entries from across the globe.

House Ber, Midrand, South Africa
Design: Nico van der Meulen Architects
House Ber Midrand Property - Architecture News November 2013
photo from architect
Between the use of transparent glass, a koi pond and pool surrounding the living room area, and the porch forming part of the interior-this masterpiece invites the serenity of the outdoor environment.

Columbia University Campus Expansion, New York City, USA
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Columbia University Campus Plan
picture published by permission of Columbia University
Master plan for the extension of Columbia University in the Harlem district, New York. A project where architecture meets city-planning and sociology, reinventing the role of campus and opening its doors to the city.

Grano Restaurant Tehran, Iran
Design: Hooba design Group, Architects
Grano Restaurant - Architecture News November 2013
photograph : Parham Taghi-oft
This project is located in a one way street with a main urban access in Tehran. Which is in fact, an interior design reconstruction of a store in a way to make a new definition of a brand new restaurant.

Height Confirmation for One World Trade Center, NYC, USA
One World Trade Center - Architecture News Nov 2013
image from CTBUH
One World Trade Center’s Height Ratified at 1,776 Feet.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat convened its Height Committee on November 8th in Chicago to evaluate its criteria for determining the official height of buildings, and to rule on the official height of One World Trade Center in New York.

Ilot K Block Lyon Confluence, southern France
Design: Atelier Vera & Barrand Architectes with Yves Moutton and Benoit Crépet
Ilot K block Lyon Confluence - Architecture News November 2013
picture © Asylum pour NACARAT
The design of the “Ilot K” block is according to its architects the forerunner of a new, more collaborative and interactive way of conceiving the city.

European Copper Architecture Awards 2013, Paris – winners news
International Center for the Arts Jose de Guimarães
photograph : Joao Morgado
7 Nov 2013 by Adrian Welch
Four Awards were made from ten Shortlisted projects. The outright Winner was Platform of Arts and Creativity, Guimarães, Portugal – designed by Pitágoras Aquitectos.

The Structural Awards 2013 – winners news
World engineering celebrated at The Structural Awards 2013
Halley VI Polar Research Station Antarctica - Architecture News November 2013
photo : James Morris
The winners of The Structural Awards 2013 are organised each year by The Institution of Structural Engineers, celebrate the world’s most talented structural designers and their indispensable contribution to the built environment.
Taizhou Bridge over the Yangtse River in Jiangsu Province, China, has been presented with The Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence.

LSE Global Centre for the Social Sciences Competition, London, UK – winner news
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners selected
London School of Economics Global Centre for the Social Sciences
image by architects
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has chosen Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) to design its new £90m Global Centre for Social Sciences (GCSS).

Florey Design Competition Oxford, England – news
Shortlisted Architects for Renewal of Oxford Modernist Landmark
The Florey building Oxford
photograph © James Brittain
The Florey, now forty years old, is regarded as one of the great post-war modernist buildings in Britain. It is among the few surviving works of the architect James Stirling, acclaimed as the most brilliant designer of his generation.

The Old Vic Building, London, UK
Architect: Bennetts Associates
The Old Vic Theatre
image © Miller Hare
The Old Vic, one of the oldest working theatres in London, has submitted its planning application to Lambeth Council for its long-planned restoration and redevelopment project.

Zaryadye Park Competition, Moscow, Russia – news update
Winner announced for International Architecture Competition
Zaryadye Park Moscow Competition Design
image by architects
The consortium led by American architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro has been chosen the winner of the two-stage international architecture competition for Zaryadye park held in Moscow. Russian-led TPO “Reserve” came second and the Dutch architects MVRDV came third.

The cultural heritage of Læsø: A resource in sustainable building
Design: Vandkunsten ; Realdania Byg
Modern Seaweed House on Læsø - Architecture News Nov 2013
photo : Helene Høyer Mikkelsen, Realdania Byg
Modern Seaweed House, Denmark
On the small island of Læsø in Denmark, a several hundred-year-old building style has formed the basis on which a new holiday house has been built – the Modern Seaweed House. The house is designed by Vandkunsten firm of architects and developed by Realdania Byg as a holiday house built in wood, covered and insulated with seaweed.

41 Cooper Square, New York, USA – new photos
Design: Morphosis
41 Cooper Square New York
photograph by Ryan Witte courtesy of Sciame Construction

Re-use of a former factory in Delfshaven, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Design: Mei architecten en stedenbouwers
De Fabriek Delfshaven Rotterdam
photograph © Jeroen Musch
De Fabriek Delfshaven – Shortlisted for the Rotterdam Architectuurprijs
This industrial building on the banks of the river Schie had suffered from years of neglect. The former steam laundry has been totally revitalised and is now shortlisted for the city’s architecture prize.

New Sustainability Standard : Natural Resources Defense Council Office in Chicago, USA
Design: Studio Gang Architects
Natural Resources Defence Council Office
photograph : Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing
Natural Resources Defence Council Office
Studio Gang Architects announces the completion of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s new Midwest Office, a project that raises the bar for sustainable spaces in Chicago and across the nation.

POCZEKALNIA – the most recent work by Karina Wiciak and the 11th part in the collection “XII”, Poland
Design: Karina Wiciak
Poczekalnia Poland
photo from architect
Poczekalnia Club Restaurant
“Poczekalnia”, which in Polish means “Waiting Room”, is a restaurant inspired by the prison (well why not?). Not only the interior but also the name of the restaurant itself is a kind of metaphor, because the prison itself can be euphemistically described as a kind of waiting room.

SCI-Arc Announces New Lab for Design Prototyping and Fabrication
SCI-Arc Lab
image : SCI-Arc
SCI Arc Architecture Events
The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) today announced that it will break ground on a technologically transformative new digital fabrication space that will ignite the kinds of innovation, entrepreneurship and out-of-the-box thinking.

i29 interior architects winner of The Great Indoors Awards 2013
i29 interior architects
photo © i29 Interior Architects
i29 Interior Architects
The Great Indoors Award is an international, biennial, interior design award. On November 15th the winners of the 2013 edition were announced in four categories, with a total prize money of 20.000 EUR.

Business of Design Week (BoDW), Hong Kong, China
photo : Iwan Baan
Business of Design Week Hong Kong
From the 2nd to the 7th of December 2013, some of the world’s most influential architects will share their knowledge and conception of architecture.

Brunner Showroom, Clerkenwell, London, England
Design: McDowell+Benedetti
Brunner Showroom Clerkenwell
photograph © Paul Riddle
International high-end furniture company Brunner has opened its new London headquarters to the public. The showroom and offices occupy a large 3-storey Victorian warehouse space.

BarentsKrans, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Design: Hofman Dujardin Architects
BarentsKrans Building
photo : Matthijs van Roon
A successful collaboration between the renowned law and notary firm BarentsKrants and the Amsterdam firm Hofman Dujardin Architects has resulted in a remarkable building renovation in The Hague.

US Embassy Building, London, UK
Ground breaks on the new US Embassy in Nine Elms, design by KieranTimberlake
American Embassy Building
image © KieranTimberlake/studio amd
Leader of Wandsworth Council Ravi Govindia and U.S. Ambassador Matthew W. Barzun officially broke ground on the new American Embassy in London today.

New Offices at Headquarters of RIBA London – news
RIBA Building
photo © The RIBA
The shortlist is announced today for the selection of an architect-led team to design RIBA’s new administrative centre at 76 Portland Place, London.

Fisht Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Stadium, Russia
Building design featured on commemorative Russian banknote
Architects: Populous
Fisht : Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Stadium
picture from architect
Fisht, the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Stadium designed by Populous, has been featured on a commemorative 100 rouble banknote commissioned by the Central Bank of Russia to celebrate the forthcoming Winter Olympics.

FC Sevastopol Football Stadium, Ukraine
Design: Arthur Kupreychuk
Sevastopol Football Stadium
image from architect
The project of football stadium “Chaika” for FC Sevastopol by Artur Kupriichuk. Due to the rise of the Sevastopol’s football on a more qualitative level, the city was in need of a new stadium, which will also become a new landmark place.

Broadway Malyan Architects news
Broadway Malyan appoints new Director
Ed Baker
photo from architects
Singapore-based Director of Masterplanning Ed Baker has been promoted to main board Director by global architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan as part of its regional growth strategy.

Tallinn Light Biennale opens
Estonian Architectural Event
TAB 2013 curators
picture from TAB
Dozens of light installations will shine in the heart of Tallinn from 24th November to 1st together with exhibitions and lighting workshops by international light artists at the first ever Tallinn Light Biennale.

Burmington Mill Christian Centre, Warwickshire, UK
Burmington Mill Christian Centre
photo courtesy of CD (UK) Ltd, all rights reserved
Burmington Mill Christian Centre
Old mill buildings can offer fascinating potential for restoration and repurposing, but as by nature they are located near water sources, they can be at risk from flooding.

UK architects shortlisted for the Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture Old Doha Prize
Old Doha Prize
image from organisers
Five teams of UK architects have been shortlisted to take part in a competition to redesign part of the old city of Doha in Qatar. The competition, known as the Old Doha Prize, is part of the Qatar UK Year of Culture 2013.

Integer House BRE Watford, England – news
The Smart Home at the Building Research Establishment Innovation Park
Integer House at BRE Watford
photo from Polysolar
The building and construction industry is at last beginning to wake up to the value of building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) products. Increasingly, architects, designers and property owners are specifying it as an effective way of including energy micro-generation into the fabric of a building.

Signaux-Captés, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Design: Ludovic Lefévère
Signaux-Captés, Montreal
photo © 2013 Vincent Bautes /
Lighting architect, Ludovic Lefévère reinvents the art of arranging light and space.

Nobel Center Stockholm, Sweden – Stage 2 Architects news
Nobel Center in Stockholm
photo : Jeppe Wikström
The competition jury has now decided which of the entries will be further developed during a second stage of the two-stage architectural competition to design the building that will become the Nobel Center – the new home of the Nobel Prize in Stockholm.

A House by a Marsh, Baddagana, Sri Lanka
Architects: Chinthaka Wickramage Associates
House in Baddagana
photograph : Eresh Weerasuriya
This house, which is situated in the leafy suburb of Baddagana Pita-Kotte, is arrived at after traveling through a network of narrow winding roads, at the end of a gently sloping road. At arrival one is absorbed by the natural beauty of the terrain, with breathtaking views of the adjoining marshes and the lush green vegetation of Diyawanna Bird Sanctuary.

Deliqatê Restaurant, São Paulo, Brazil
Architect: FGMF Arquitetos
Deliqatê São Paulo
photo : Rafaela Netto
Occupying a lot at Alameda Jaú in the Jardins district, in São Paulo, Brazil, Deliqatê is a restaurant specialized in gourmet sandwiches and is the first enterprise from this group of investors whose intention is to take it to other capital cities in the country. The project is designed by the Brazilian architecture office, FGMF Arquitetos.

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