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Video: Immeuble Home / Hamonic + Masson & Associés + Comte Vollenweider

PA#51 - Immeuble Home, Paris 13 por Pavillon-Arsenal

Our friends at the Pavillion de l'Arsenal have shared a collection of videos from their "Paris Architectures" series. Dive into these short films that document remarkable architecture around France's capital city. 

This week we get a glimpse of Hamonic + Masson & Associés' Bâtiment Home.

Individual Hangar / Gens association libérale d’architecture

© Ludmilla Cerveny © Ludmilla Cerveny © Ludmilla Cerveny © Ludmilla Cerveny

Open-Sided Shelter / Ron Shenkin Studio

© Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein

House in Yamanote / Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

Kangaroo House / Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

  • Architects: Hyunjoon Yoo Architects
  • Location: 6 Baekhyeon-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Design Team: HyunjoonYoo, Jinsung Heo, Insil Son, Seungho Ham
  • Area: 222.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Youngchae Park

© Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park

Architecture Week Prague 2015

The 9th International Festival of Architecture and Urbanism Architecture Week Prague 2015 will take place in the Convent of St. George at the Prague Castle and other locations in Prague from August 17 to October 18, 2015. It is organized by the company Czech Architecture Week in cooperation with the Prague Castle Administration. The festival will again be held under the patronage of the Czech President, Mr. Miloš Zeman.

Farmus Kijimadaira / Starpilots

Courtesy of Starpilots © Satoshi Asakawa © Toshio Kaneko © Toshio Kaneko

Chicago Tribune Says 11 "High Caliber" Architects Asked to Submit Qualifications for Obama Library

Last week, it was reported that the Barack Obama Foundation was searching globally for an architect to design Obama's Presidential Library and Museum (officially known as the Barack Obama Presidential Center). With the list of invited candidates for Obama's Presidential Center still a closely-guarded secret, though, the Chicago Tribune's architecture critic Blair Kamin has turned investigator, uncovering a list of 11 firms among the "fifty or more" which are believed to have been invited. Kamin states that the 11 firms he has confirmed to be in the running are "A) Of high caliber; B) Represent a broad geographic and aesthetic spectrum; and C) Include the established firms one would expect to be invited."

Read on for the full list uncovered by Kamin.

Port Melbourne Football Club / k20 Architecture

© k20 Architecture - Peter Bennetts © k20 Architecture - Peter Bennetts © k20 Architecture - Peter Bennetts © k20 Architecture - Peter Bennetts

Call for Proposals: Collateral Events for Venice Biennale 2016

La Biennale di Venezia has launched a call for proposals for the Collateral Events of 2016. Searching for original exhibitions, installations and/or symposiums that will run alongside the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, the call is restricted to non-profit public or private institutions. All proposals must be "meaningful in relation" to the Exhibition's theme. Selection will be contingent on the approval of Artistic Director Alejandro Aravena and the Board of the Biennale. All Collateral Events will be autonomously organized outside the institutional venues of La Biennale (Giardini and Arsenale). Submit your ideas HERE by October 30, 2015. 

ST-Sulpice II / FHV Architectes

  • Architects: FHV Architectes
  • Location: Saint-Sulpice, Switzerland
  • Design Team: Claudius Fruehauf, Guillaume Henry, Carlos Viladoms, Francesca Fraschini, Alberto Sols, Rémy Cottin
  • Construction Management: Pragma SA
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of FHV Architectes

Courtesy of FHV Architectes Courtesy of FHV Architectes Courtesy of FHV Architectes Courtesy of FHV Architectes

Harvard and Oxford Take On ISIS with Digital Preservation Campaign

From the 2,000-year-old Temple of Baalshamin to the city of Nimrud, ISIS has destroyed countless monuments and relics. Now archaeologists from Harvard and Oxford have teamed up with UNESCO World Heritage and the epigraphical database project at New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World to launch the Million Image Database Project. Spearheaded by Oxford's Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA), the campaign plans to "flood" war-torn regions with thousands of 3D cameras so people can scan and (digitally) preserve their region's historical architecture and artifacts. 

Las Mercedes House-Workshop / Lukas Fúster

  • Architects: Lukas Fúster
  • Location: Valois Rivarola, Asunción, Paraguay
  • Project Area: 137.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Lauro Rocha

© Lauro Rocha © Lauro Rocha © Lauro Rocha © Lauro Rocha

PAR Reinterprets Courtyard Housing with Los Angeles Skyscraper

Platform for Architecture + Research (PAR) has reinterpreted the idea of "courtyard housing" with a 930-foot-tall "stack of individual houses" envisioned for a site on Los Angeles' Wilshire Boulevard. Named "Wilshire Tower," the conceptual skyscraper is one of many radical proposals being unveiled at the A+D Museum's ongoing “Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles” exhibition that exploring new forms of housing for Los Angeles. 

Water Tank / Pedro Bandeira + João Figueira e Associados

  • Architects: Pedro Bandeira, João Figueira e Associados
  • Location: Travessa da Aldeia Nova, 8650 Budens, Portugal
  • Structure: Filipe Bandeira
  • Project Year: 2000
  • Photographs: Helder Sousa

© Helder Sousa © Helder Sousa © Helder Sousa © Helder Sousa

5 Things Architecture Can Learn from the Tiny House Movement

As the global economy grows uncertain, homeowners are getting more creative in order to afford essential residential spaces. The tiny house movement has gained a foothold worldwide, encouraging the construction of homes as small as 150 square feet (14 square meters), with many smaller housing models cropping up on a daily basis. Home to residents of all ages, tiny houses have evolved far beyond the cramped quarters of Airstream trailers of decades past and, though they were once considered an architectural farce, tiny houses are becoming an increasingly popular solution to weather the economic storm and increasingly relevant to the field of architecture.

With their increasing respectability - and their popularity increasingly exposing the drawbacks of other housing types - we take a look at some lessons that while key to the tiny house movement, are still applicable in the larger architectural arena. Read on to find out what tiny houses can contribute to the race for better space.

Horse Stable / 57STUDIO

  • Architects: 57STUDIO
  • Location: Coelemu, Bío Bío Region, Chile
  • Architects in Charge: Maurizio Angelini, Benjamín Oportot
  • Collaborators: Marcelo Lepín, Josefina Mendoza
  • Area: 140.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Maurizio Angelini

© Maurizio Angelini © Maurizio Angelini © Maurizio Angelini © Maurizio Angelini

Construction Begins on Zaha Hadid's One Thousand Museum in Miami

Following the ground breaking last December, construction has begun on Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum in Miami, with 9,500 cubic yards of concrete already poured. Designed in association with the local architect of record, O’Donnell Dannwolf Partners Architects, the residential skyscraper will rise 62 stories, comprising half- and full-floor residences, duplex townhomes, and a single duplex penthouse, overlooking Museum Park and Biscayne Bay at 1000 Biscayne Boulevard. As a burgeoning area, Museum Park—once called Bicentennial Park—is home to the Peréz Art Museum Miami and will soon be home to the Frost Museum of Science.