New York Laguardia Airport Demolished

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Three separate proposals by SHoP Architects, Dattner Architects and Present Architecture have been combined to create the new design for New York’s La Guardia airport – completely replacing the existing terminals (+ slideshow). On Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and US Vice President Joe Biden announced that the airport in the Queens borough, which consists of disconnected ageing terminals, …

Martin Gomez Arquitectos

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Oh my word. I can’t tell you guys how much I love this one! Located on the coast of Uruguay, this unique beach home was designed by Argentinian architect Martín Gómez and photographed by Daniela Mac Adden. Gómez actually didn’t want any of this turquoise business *gasp*, but ended up giving in to the homeowners who really wanted the cheerful …

A New Old Town: What Is Your Vision?

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Anton Gorlenko, Art of Swimming (2014) – perspective view of the diving pool in Coram Fields A New Old Town: What Is Your Vision? Takero Shimazaki and Ana Araujo Over our years of research, Intermediate 2 has unearthed the poetics of the tactile as well as sensual architecture, often through careful study of the history of places. This year’s focus …

Fuzhou Shouxi Building

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NEXT realizes an apartment complex in the shape of Shouxi stone. The project is located on a complicated site, in the old city center of Fuzhou, the capital of the Fujian Province. Photo: © NEXT Architects With an FAR (Floor Area Ratio) of 5.0 and many limiting conditions, a U-shaped floor plan manifested itself as optimum. The program required 400 …

A Contemporary Update For A 1970s House in Mexico City

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EZEQUIELFARCA architecture & design have completed an update of a 1970s house in Mexico City.   The architect’s description The Barrancas House is the result of the restoration of a house built in the seventies in Mexico City, which didn´t have any attract at first but had great spatial potential. It became a challenge for our office to create a …

Walkie Talkie Skyscraper

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Rafael Viñoly’s Walkie Talkie skyscraper in London has once again become a subject of controversy, following reports that its curved facade is channelling gusts of wind strong enough to knock people over. Two years after being blamed for reflecting a beam of light intense enough to melt cars, the 20 Fenchurch Street tower has been accused of creating a wind tunnel, thanks …