Workshop in the City / Romero Silva Arquitectos

09:00 - 1 May, 2016
Workshop in the City   / Romero Silva Arquitectos, © Bruno Giliberto
© Bruno Giliberto

© Bruno Giliberto © Bruno Giliberto © Bruno Giliberto © Bruno Giliberto +18

World Architecture Festival to Address International Housing and Immigration Issues

08:00 - 1 May, 2016
World Architecture Festival to Address International Housing and Immigration Issues, Lars Krückeberg, Founding Partner of GRAFT (© Paulus Ponizak); Juergen Mayer, Founder of J. Mayer H. Image Courtesy of The World Architecture Festival
Lars Krückeberg, Founding Partner of GRAFT (© Paulus Ponizak); Juergen Mayer, Founder of J. Mayer H. Image Courtesy of The World Architecture Festival

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced that Lars Krückeberg, Founding Partner of GRAFT, and Juergen Mayer, Founder of J. Mayer H., will speak at this year's festival as part of a session titled ‘Architect as Instigator,’ exploring issues of housing, immigration, and how architects can drive social change through the buildings and spaces they create.

The world’s largest, annual, international architectural event, WAF will be held from November 16 to 18, at Franz Ahrens’ historic former bus depot now known as Arena Berlin, in BerlinGermany. WAF also features the biggest architectural awards programme in the world. Projects can be submitted for consideration for an award until May 19th via this link

Crèche D3 / Gayet-Roger Architects

05:00 - 1 May, 2016
Crèche D3 / Gayet-Roger Architects, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +29

Studio Loft / GASPARBONTA

02:00 - 1 May, 2016
Studio Loft / GASPARBONTA, © Bálint Jaksa
© Bálint Jaksa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Hungary
  • Lead Designer

    Gaspar Bonta
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Bálint Jaksa © Bálint Jaksa © Bálint Jaksa © Bálint Jaksa +29

Rhyll House / Jarchitecture

20:00 - 30 April, 2016
Rhyll House  / Jarchitecture, © Shannon McGrath
© Shannon McGrath
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rhyll VIC 3923, Australia
  • Design Team

    Jason Gec, Jorja Gec
  • Area

    360.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath +23

Hong Kong Exhibition, 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

14:00 - 30 April, 2016
Hong Kong Exhibition, 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Stratagems in Architecture: Hong Kong In Venice
Stratagems in Architecture: Hong Kong In Venice

The Hong Kong Exhibition at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) will have its Opening Ceremony on 28th May 2016 in Venice (Preview period from 26th to 27th May). Mr. Stanley SIU is the Chief Curator of the Hong Kong Exhibition, together with his team of 16 young architects and artists for this initiative.

In response to the title of the 15th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition ‘REPORTING FROM THE FRONT’, the theme of the Hong Kong Exhibition is inspired by the Chinese Classic “Thirty-Six Stratagems”.

Ocean Breeze Track & Fieldhouse / Sage and Coombe Architects

13:00 - 30 April, 2016
Ocean Breeze Track & Fieldhouse / Sage and Coombe Architects, © Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol
  • Architects

  • Location

    625 Father Capodanno Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA
  • Project Team

    Jennifer Sage, FAIA (Principal)/ Peter Coombe, AIA (Principal)/ Joshua Keay, AIA (Project Architect)/ Julia Tate, AIA (Architect).
  • Area

    135000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol +19

The Inflatable Architecture of Plastique Fantastique

12:30 - 30 April, 2016

Plastique Fantastique's pneumatic structures were originally conceived in 1999 through necessity: "The fact that we used plastic was just due to the fact that we had no money," explains the firm's founder Marco Canevacci. "So, plastic was just the cheapest material we could imagine, and you can join parts very easily and you can create very simple architectures. By using a hot air blower, those architectures become warm places to stay." By using warm air to inflate the structures, their office became a landscape of heated pods in an otherwise cold space. However, through their continued experiments over almost two decades, Plastique Fantastique's pneumatic interventions have now come to make the case for an ephemeral, temporary, and whimsical architecture. Their work now continues a lineage started by the experimental utopian group Haus-Rucker-Co, whose own pneumatic structures of the 1960s were disposable, free-wheeling creations which both literally and metaphorically played with the boundaries of a world they saw as staid, rigid, and dull.

Last year, Plastique Fantastique was invited to the 180 Creative Camp held by Canal 180 in Abrantes, Portugal, where their giant, inhabitable Strawberry Ice Cream Cone took over a public place to provide a unique and fun spatial experience. To mark this event, Canal 180 produced a short film highlighting some key recent projects by the firm and documenting the construction of their latest work. Watch the video above, and read on to see more images of the installation in Abrantes.

© Miguel Oliveira and Bárbara Moreira © Miguel Oliveira and Bárbara Moreira © Miguel Oliveira and Bárbara Moreira © Miguel Oliveira and Bárbara Moreira +19

MVRDV Designs Reusable Pavilion for Bogotá Book Fair

12:00 - 30 April, 2016
MVRDV Designs Reusable Pavilion for Bogotá Book Fair, © Punto Avi
© Punto Avi

MVRDV’s design for the Dutch exhibition “Hola Holanda” at the Book Fair of Bogotá (FILBO) features a modular system of crates that will be repurposed as neighbourhood libraries after the Book Fair ends. Avoiding the waste of resources created by one-time pavilions, the Dutch firm has introduced a playful element of sustainability to the fair, maintaining its spirit even after the event ends.

Zebrano / Plan b arquitectos + M+Group

09:00 - 30 April, 2016
Zebrano / Plan b arquitectos + M+Group, © Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango

© Alejandro Arango © Vásquez Villegas Fotografía © Vásquez Villegas Fotografía © Alejandro Arango +32

AD Classics: Bonnefantenmuseum / Aldo Rossi

08:00 - 30 April, 2016
AD Classics: Bonnefantenmuseum / Aldo Rossi, © James Taylor-Foster
© James Taylor-Foster

Situated in a former industrial district in the southern Dutch city of Maastricht, it’s perhaps fitting that the Bonnefantenmuseum has often been called  a “viewing factory.” The museum, with its ‘E’-shaped plan and distinctive domed tower, is one of the most prominent landmarks along the River Meuse that flows around the city center. Europe’s rich cultural history was a key impetus for architect Aldo Rossi’s design, which employed a number of historical architectural gestures to place the Bonnefantenmuseum within a collapsed European canon.

© James Taylor-Foster © James Taylor-Foster © James Taylor-Foster © James Taylor-Foster +16

Family Villa in Benešov / Atelier K2

05:00 - 30 April, 2016
Family Villa in Benešov / Atelier K2, © Tomáš Rasl
© Tomáš Rasl
  • Architects

  • Location

    Černoleská 495, 256 01 Benešov, Czech Republic
  • Team

    Ing. arch. Jiří Poláček, Ing. arch. Václav Škarda
  • Area

    352.9 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Courtesy of Atelier K2 Courtesy of Atelier K2 Courtesy of Atelier K2 © Tomáš Rasl +26

Dali Munwood Lakeside Resort Hotel / Init Design Office

02:00 - 30 April, 2016
Dali Munwood Lakeside Resort Hotel / Init Design Office, © Cunzai Architectural Photography
© Cunzai Architectural Photography

© Cunzai Architectural Photography © Cunzai Architectural Photography Courtesy of Init Design Office Courtesy of Init Design Office +45

Jaggendorf House / Yaniv Pardo Architects

22:00 - 29 April, 2016
Jaggendorf House  / Yaniv Pardo Architects, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +28

Two Houses at Nichada / Alkhemist Architects

19:00 - 29 April, 2016
Two Houses at Nichada / Alkhemist Architects, © Ketsiree Wongwan
© Ketsiree Wongwan

© Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan +33

Operating Area Povodí Vltavy Offices / ATELIER 8000

17:00 - 29 April, 2016
Operating Area Povodí Vltavy Offices / ATELIER 8000, © Jan Mahr
© Jan Mahr
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
  • Architect in Charge

    Martin Krupauer, Jiří Střítecký
  • Area

    2075.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Jan Mahr © Jan Mahr © Jan Mahr © Jan Mahr +15

Will A UK Power Station Become the Most Expensive Thing Ever Built?

16:20 - 29 April, 2016
Will A UK Power Station Become the Most Expensive Thing Ever Built?, Existing Nuclear Power Station at Hinkley Point. Image © Image Courtesy of Wikipedia User: Richard Baker licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
Existing Nuclear Power Station at Hinkley Point. Image © Image Courtesy of Wikipedia User: Richard Baker licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

"What is the most expensive object on Earth?" posits an article by Ed Davey published by the BBC. A new nuclear power station being being in the south west of the United Kingdom may well end up holding the title. At £24 billion ($35 billion) Davey estimates, "you could build a small forest of Burj Khalifas - the world's tallest building, in Dubai, cost a piffling £1bn ($1.5bn)." The article later compares the construction to other projects like bridges and particle accelerators, as well as historic precedents like the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Great Wall of China, Hong Kong International Airport, or the International Space Station – the last of which cost a whopping $110 billion. But comparing monumental building and engineering projects comes with some caveats, such as: “what is strictly an individual object?” “Is cost measured by today’s values or those at the time of construction?” “Are we talking about modern methods or those used historically?” Read the full article here.

Coupled Wagon House / Crescente Böhme Alemparte

15:00 - 29 April, 2016
Coupled Wagon House / Crescente Böhme Alemparte , © Fernanda del Villar Jiménez
© Fernanda del Villar Jiménez

© Fernanda del Villar Jiménez © Fernanda del Villar Jiménez Courtesy of Crescente Böhme Alemparte © Fernanda del Villar Jiménez +28