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Archive for November, 2012

New National Stadium, Tokyo / by Zaha Hadid Architects

New National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
© Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects has won the international competition to build the new National Stadium of Japan. The Practice, which produced the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games, was selected ahead of 45 other international architecture firms for the US $1.62bn development.
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WAF 2012 Winner ‘Retail’ : The Xtra-Herman Miller shop in shop in Singapore / by P.A.C

The Xtra-Herman Miller shop in shop in Singapore, designed by P.A.C, has won the shopping award. The judges said it was ‘a successful expression of the HermanMiller brand, combining natural materials (wood) with desgin and new technology. The contouring of the ceiling which becomes a wall successfully creates a sereie of warm spaces and a comfortable environment.’
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WAF 2012 Winner ‘Production Energy and Recycling’ : The SonyCorporation’s building in Osaki, Japan / by Nikken Sekkei

The SonyCorporation’s building in Osaki, Japan, designed by Nikken Sekkei, has won the production, factory and recycling category. The judges said it was: ‘an exemplary well-resolved high-rise industrial building with considerable environmental innovation’. They were impressed by the use of traditional materials for modern purposes. Read more about the project.The judges highly commended the Hexagon/ Aron R&D Centre in Tokai-city, Japan, designed by Osamu Morishita Architect & Associates. It was, they said, ‘a very well-executed scheme with much innovation and detail quality’.
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WAF 2012 Winner ‘Sport’ : The Fazenda Boa Vista golf clubhouse in Brazil / by Isay Weinfeld

The Fazenda Boa Vista golf clubhouse in Brazil, designed by Isay Weinfeld, has won the sports category. The judges commende its simple elegance which they said reinvestigated the clubhouse typology. It was, they said,, ‘one of three projects on the estate flawlessly executed on a large masterplan’.
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CASA L (L House) in México D.F / by SerranoMonjaraz Arquitectos

Valle of Bravo, in the estate of México, is famous for its lake and the wonderful landscapes that surround it. Its privileged location and the good climate all year long had turned it into a favorite destination for a holiday home. House L is a great example of the new proyects that haven been developed in the area.
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WAF 2012 Winner ‘Display’ : Cooled conservatories at Gardens, Singapore / by Wilkinson Eyre

Wilkinson Eyre has won the display award for its cooled conservatories at the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. The judges commented: ‘This ambitious project from a fully integrated team is awe-inspiring in its scale and form, and sets a new standard for ecological and environmental design.’ The conservatories constitute, they added, ‘an icon without a signature architect.’ They were particularly impressed by the use of tree cuttings as an energy source.
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Oliva / by Boué Arquitectos

Boué Architects team, led by Gerardo Boué, Oliva project development, a concept Deli-restaurant and wine shop specializing in gourmet and kosher food, which is located in Bosques de las Lomas. The development of the project is over 3 floors, the basement where the wineries, the first level where the restaurant and deli located and the second level where the kitchen was installed and inaugurated in December 2011.
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New Contemporary Art Museum in Buenos Aires / by Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter, Łukasz Wawrzeńczyk

This proposal for the New Contemporary Art Museum (NCAM) in Buenos Aires embodies the city’s dynamic cultural vibrancy. The building sits along the Rio de la Plata, plugging into the internationally influenced urban context as an architectural artifact representing the city itself.
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