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UPSIDE Araguaia

Rio de janeiro, Brazil
by Cité Arquitetura

Urban connection

The Araguaia project is located in the neighborhood of Jacarepagua, west side of the Rio de Janeiro city. Its area of 7579.64 hectares and a population of approximately 160,000 inhabitants is becoming a very relevant to the city. In recent years, traditional residential areas..

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This project embraces the challenge of taking care of the older city. Today, all the European countries are facing this problem. However, the approach is yet done with outdated logics and urban tools. An expansion of the rehabilitation protocol will be achieved understanding that reproducing..

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Urban Living

Berlin, Germany
by COBE Berlin

Arcostraße in Berlin-Charlottenburg is located at the Spree river. The site is marked by a great mix of sport, carpentries, and cafés, which shall be preserved throughout the development. The proposal will provide loft typologies to maximize the potential of the site with adaptable structures..

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Urban Mitte

Berlin, Germany
by COBE Berlin

Hyper-urban, super-metropolitan, of international appeal and high local recognition - these are the guiding ideas for the urban center at the Gleisdreieck park. The combination of Berlin archetypes - the iron façade constructions of the suburban and suburban railway stations, the typical Berlin..

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Branislav Jovin became part of the history of Serbian architecture after constructing the building of the Urban Planning Institute in 1970.

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Urban Realities

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by KUD C3

The abandoned construction pits became an urban reality of Ljubljana’s architectural, political and social situation in 2008. Ljubljana’s wider centre hides at least ten abandoned construction pits. After the collapse of the biggest construction companies in Slovenia their remains evokes many..

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Urban Senses

Mexico City, Mexico
by Beluga & Toechter

Urban senses is a workshop that explores the urban space out of several disciplines and figures out individual approaches of observation or interaction. On the one hand there is the interaction and interdependency of architecture and environment, on the other there is a sensory perception and..

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This year edition of the Urbanize festival is highlighting the scalability of the diverse experiences of urban self-organization projects and initiatives and their potential for urban development by, with and for residents. The seventh year of the festival was organized the first time in Hamburg..

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urgentcity

Florence, Italy
by Amateur Cities

‘UrgentCity, Towards a New Vocabulary of Terms’ is a project that investigates how to facilitate better communication and collaboration between disciplines involved in city making. It has been initiated by Amateur Cities (NL) and New Generations (IT) and invites citizens from all around the world..

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The U.S. federal government established the Air Force as an independent branch of the military in 1947, and authorized the creation of the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1954. The USAFA was meant to be the main undergraduate university for the Air Force. At the time that the USAFA was planned and..

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US Embassy in Moscow

Moscow, Russia
by HOK

This building breaks out of the visual confines of the State Department compound and engages Moscow on a grand, sweeping scale while adding a contemporary landmark to the skyline. The vigorous forms mediate existing site geometries and boldly orient the building westward to overlook a major urban..

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The modern notion of the future is based on a Biblical timeline, which has raised messianic expectations ever since Daniel’s prophesies. Such an understanding of the future even spills over into worlds where a more cyclical notion of time dominates – for example in the Asian context – and..

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Utrecht University Library

Utrecht, Netherlands
by Wiel Arets

The Utrecht University Library is located on the Uithof campus, situated a short distance from the city center. It is comprised of the library itself and an adjacent parking garage with multiple voids–between which is a courtyard garden and a café named for ‪Johannes Gutenberg‬–and the..

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The Uzbekistan History Museum, former Lenin Museum in Tashkent, built in 1970 is a good example of how multiculturalism affected Soviet architecture. The Soviet Central Asian Republics became the true laboratory of local form, materials, and ornaments.
Concrete decorative grilles used here are..

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V-Houses

Yelapa, Mexico
by Heinz Legler

Sitting among the canopy of a jungle forest near Yelapa, Mexico, these V-Houses by Heinz Legler are quite possibly an eco-adventurer’s paradise. The treehouse-like structures are lofted 16 feet above the ground and open on all sides to offer panoramic views of the tropical surroundings. Although..

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Vladimir Lenin has spent his last years in Gorki, outside of Moscow.
The Museum was constructed in 1980 by the architect Leonid Pavlov and is one of the best examples of late Soviet brutalist architecture.

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V&A Members’ Room

London, United Kingdom
by Carmody Groarke

The New Members’ Room for the Victoria & Albert Museum has rehabilitated one of the original top floor galleries within the Grade I 1909 Aston Webb building. The creative adaptation of the original gallery, which is both magnificent in character and vast in scale, has been envisaged as part of..

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V35K18 residence - designed by pasel.künzel architects - is located on the southern corner of an urban block comprising 18 utterly different houses in Leiden. Due to its distinct design, clear materialisation and dark color the compact building forms a dominant ‘corner stone’ within the existing..

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Val Fourré

Val Fourré, France
by Henri Longepierre, ...

The Val Fourré is a large social housing project of 8,000 units in Mantes-la-Jolie, the west periphery of Paris, was completed in 1959 to accommodate workers of the automobile industry of the Seine valley. It followed the paradigm of cités idéales of Trente Glorieuses and the housing typology of..

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Valencia

Copenhagen, Denmark
by Dorte Mandrup

The building was a beer hall in 1861 and a popular disco nightclub in the 1970s. Dorte Mandrup entered the historic house with an ambition to expose the building so that the unique spatial qualities could reveal themselves, the visual connections and the spatial flow would become evident, and the..

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With its 94 meters tall and 28 floors is the fifteenth highest building of the Spanish capital. It was designed for residential purposes. Since its construction it was preceded by an intense controversy about its location next to Parque del Retiro in Street Menendez Pelayo, wracking panoramic..

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The house of Vallet de Goytisolo is one of only three projects that the architect José Antonio Coderch executed in Madrid. Eclipsed by the greater media and academic repercussion of other works, such as the Girasol building, built in 1966 and considered one of the masterpieces of Spanish..

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Valley Villa

Vilnius, Lithuania
by Arches Architects

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Valmann Lounge Club opened in Zürich in september 2009. The club works as a bar during the day and as a lounge/dancing club during the night. The design concepts are the following: ECOSUSTAINABILITY: all the materials are eco-sustainable (faux leather; low-consumption led lighting system; eco..

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Van Nelle Factory

Rotterdam, Netherlands
by Johannes Andreas Brinkman, ...

The Van Nelle Factory, built in 1925-31 for the refining and packing processes of coffee, tea and tobacco, is the result of a thorough analysis of technical functions of this specific factory (raw products were taken to the top floor of the factory buildings to move down a floor after each stage..

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Vancouver Land Bridge

Vancouver, Canada
by Jones & Jones

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Vanke Center

Shenzhen, China
by Steven Holl

The Horizontal Skyscraper, designed by Steven Holl Architects and completed in 2009, is a mixed-use building that includes offices for the Vanke Co., a conference center, restaurant, an auditorium, a hotel, apartments and a large public park.

By raising the 1,296,459 sf building on eight cores..

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Vann Molyvann's House

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
by Vann Molyvann

Vann Molyvann's house in Phnom Penh was completed in 1966. The architect currently resides there.

Vann Molyvann's house is elegant and simple in plan and section, complex and exquisite in detail. The house is a fantastic example of an architect left to his own devices. The enthusiasm for..

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Vanna Venturi House

Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, USA
by Robert Venturi

Starting with first sketches in 1959, Robert Venturi - then a young architect - designed a house for his mother Mrs Vanna Venturi in the Chestnut Hill neighbourhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The structure which Venturi caracterised as "a little house with big scale, symbolizing shelter" is..

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Vapor House

Mamaia, Romania
by Ioan Capsuneanu

The "Vapor House" in Mamaia was built as a nautical and sports resort built by the Society for rescuing the shipwrecked people in the Romanian territorial waters called "Salvamar" (Lifeguard), on the shore of Lake Siutghiol in 1935.

The building was also a special function of providing various..

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Vara Pavilion as described by the architects is “a series of exteriors within other exteriors.” Breaking down this crypticness, what emerges is a maze-like complex of circles – ten of them – formed with steel, cement, and painted plaster, which collectively creates a series of walls, but no roof,..

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When Christophe Barlieb decided to participate in the international European competition for young architects 'Europan 10' in 2009, he chose the Norwegian site of the island of Vardø not only for its serenity and beauty but also because he believed it encapsulated global change on the outer..

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The Varela house is a prototype of a small building, built by a system of prefabricated pre-stressed and washed concrete panels; The same technique was used at that moment in works of greater volume and of great complexity of execution, where the architect experimented with the constructive..

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Varosha Check Point Residential Building

Famagusta, Magusa, Αμμόχωστος, Cyprus
by Lordos

Unliving along the Varosha checkpoint

The building is part of the 1960s suburban modernist development of Famagusta. It follows most of Le Corbusier’s five points of Architecture; free plan with piloti, facades independent from the structural system, ribbon windows and roof gardens. It is a..

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Városmajor Church

Budapest, Hungary
by Bertalan Árkay

Bertalan Árkay’s Városmajor Church and its belfry form an outstanding piece of art of the era between the two wars as well as of the history of Hungarian church architecture in general. The building, with its concrete structure and separate belltower, was the city's first modern church.

The..

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The Heart of Jesus Church in Városmajor (Jézus Szíve templom) is a noted piece of 20th century architecture and an outstanding example of Bauhaus that was justly added to the list of protected buildings. Considered too modern at the time of it its consecration in 1933, the congregation expressed..

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Vasconcelos Library

Mexico City, Mexico
by Alberto Kalach

Vasconcelos Library was designed by Alberto Kalach. The project integrates the public library with a botanical garden. A 250 meter steel, concrete and glass structure surrounded by greenery and water.

The design is based in 4 fundamental considerations: Mexico City is one of the largest, most..

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VDL Research House II

Los Angeles, California, USA
by Richard Neutra

A fire caused by an electrical fault destroyed the first complex VDL Research House I, in 1963, losing in the fire drawings and files that had gathered for decades, was a blow to the family Neutra. Neutra and his son and partner Dion rebuilt the studio-residence and gave it its current..

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An access road winds down a steep forested hillside to a valley below. At the valley floor is a stream and its broad flood plain. At the narrowest point of the streambed, we placed a bridge to carry construction vehicles and maintenance machinery across this delicate wetland.

Three pairs of..

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The new cattle barn in Vejlskovgård can house 600 milk-producing cows, the project is the result of Realdania Future Agriculture Construction and the need to develop new methods of farming in Denmark that complement the existing landscape. The building's transparency, shape, architecture and..

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Velasca Tower

Milan, Italy
by Ernesto Nathan Rogers, ...

The Torre Velasca (Velasca Tower, in English) is a skyscraper built in 1950s by the BBPR architectural partnership, Milan, Italy. The tower is approximately 100 metres tall and has a peculiar and characteristic mushroom-like shape. The building responds to its prominent location near the Milan..

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The Velyka Kishenya supermarket is located near the Geroev Dnepra subway station.

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Venezia Santa Lucia is a terminal railway station serving the city of Venice, Italy. It is also the only (heavy rail) railway station in the historic city of Venice. The station is one of Venice's two most important railway stations, the other one being Venezia Mestre. Venezia Santa Lucia is..

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Venturo or Venturo House is a prefabricated house designed by Matti Suuronen. It is composed of fiberglass-reinforced polyester plastic, polyester-polyurethane, and acrylic glass. In the late 1960s Suuronen became known of his round-shaped Futuro House and now wanted to create a new ″weekend..

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Isolated in the Green Mountain National Forest of Vermont, this 1,650 sf prefab home is an escape for a retired Brooklyn couple. With no electric or cell phone service, this ‘Off-the-Grid’ home functions as the common gathering space for the couple, their three grown children and grandchildren to..

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V.I. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine, located in the capital of the country - Kyiv, is the main academic library and main scientific information centre in Ukraine and one of the largest national libraries.
The library was constructed by the architects V. Gopkalo, V. Grechina in between..

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This factory was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe around 1931 for the silk weaving company VerSeid AG. The VerSeid AG (short for Vereinigte Seidenfabriken AG which roughly mean united silk weaving companies plc) were established in the 1920s through a merger of several factories in the region..

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Vertex Central

Cebu City, Philippines

A highlight when living in Vertex Central is its ample podium parking spaces as well as commercial spaces that ultimately remove the need to go anywhere else.

Parking spaces will also be available on seven different floors for a total of 192 parking spaces.

In addition to that, Priland is..

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Vertex Coast

Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines

On the dynamic island of Mactan, Cebu in the Philippines, no area has more prestige than Punta Engańo. Vertex Coast sits among the best projects in this growing easternmost tip of the island making this development an ideal investment.

Inspired by the successful turnout of their previously..

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Vertical Forest

Milan, Italy
by Stefano Boeri, ...

Vertical Forest is a pair of residential towers in the Porta Nuova district of Milan, Italy, between Via Gaetano de Castillia and Via Federico Confalonieri near Milano Porta Garibaldi railway station. They have a height of 111 m and 76 m and will host more than 900 trees (approximately 550 and..

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