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On the banks of the Limfjord, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU’s House of Music arises from the industrial landscape. Encasing world-class performance and educational facilities within a striking architectural form, the building has placed the small Danish city of Aalborg on the cultural map.read more »
Toyo Ito has been awarded this year’s Prtizker Prize, becoming the 37th recipient of the architectural world’s highest honour. Describing him as a ‘creator of timeless buildings,’ the Pritzker Jury lauded Ito’s ability to create architecture that ‘projects an air of optimism, lightness and joy, and is infused with both a sense of uniqueness and universality.’read more »
Frank Gehry’s recently completed, and long-awaited, New York by Gehry is the first of its kind to be designed by the famous architect. At 76 stories high, the multi-use residential complex is the tallest in the Western hemisphere and nestles well within Manhattan’s rich skyline. Soaring above a pocket of low-rise buildings that fill the outskirts of New York’s financial district, New York by Gehry stands in charming dialogue with the nearby New York City Hall, Woolworth building and Brooklyn bridge; paying homage to the great city’s past and future.
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As a small boutique firm, Durbach Block Jaggers Architects prides itself on being committed to searching for the endless possibilities that architecture presents. This means constantly incorporating current trends and obsessions with old loves, taking cues from contexts, absorbing and transforming, and aiming for a final result that clearly displays intent and joyfulness of form.read more »
Now in its third year, the World Architecture Festival has become the platform for the world’s biggest architecture contest that attracts architects worldwide to battle it out in Barcelona. From November 3–5 this year, over 500 entries from 65 countries competed for awards in just 15 completed buildings categories, with three Australian practices emerging victorious. International superstars met the industry’s unsung, with each to have gone head-to-head in front of a jury of architecture luminaries to take out the grand title of 2010 World Building of the Year. We take a look at some of the winners from this year’s Festival.read more »
The recipe behind Seven Seeds seems quite simple. Take an existing inner city warehouse and transform it into a roastery and café facility that’s as ecologically sustainable as possible. Reuse existing materials here, add some water tanks there and a greenhouse somewhere in the middle and, voila! But one has only to walk through the café’s warm, modestly rendered entrance, into a treasure trove of finely executed ideas to see that Seven Seeds is all this, and much more.read more »