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Panorama House / CAPD

20:00 - 4 December, 2016
Panorama House / CAPD, © Daisuke Shima / ad hoc inc
© Daisuke Shima / ad hoc inc

© Daisuke Shima / ad hoc inc © Daisuke Shima / ad hoc inc © Daisuke Shima / ad hoc inc © Daisuke Shima / ad hoc inc +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects in Charge

    Kazuo Monnai, Hirokazu Ohara, Dai Tsunenobu, Kazuya Masui
  • Area

    159.9 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Death Masks From MIT Capture Your Dying Breath

16:00 - 4 December, 2016
Death Masks From MIT Capture Your Dying Breath, Courtesy of MIT Media Lab
Courtesy of MIT Media Lab

In the ancient world, traditional death masks were believed to strengthen and protect the soul of the dead as they progressed to the afterlife. It was this mythical notion of transition from death to new life that inspired Vespers, a collection of death masks from Neri Oxman and her team at MIT’s Mediated Matter Group

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Ziya Imren Architects Releases Plans to Integrate Nature and Urbanity in Turkey

14:00 - 4 December, 2016
Ziya Imren Architects Releases Plans to Integrate Nature and Urbanity in Turkey , Courtesy of Ziya Imren Architects
Courtesy of Ziya Imren Architects

Ziya Imren Architects has released its plans for Re-Naturing the Kizilirmak in Turkey, a new eight-kilometer-long urban design project around the Kizilirmak River. As the longest inland river in Turkey, the Kizilirmak, also known as the Red River, “has been regarded as a hard edge to the city due to access and safety concerns.” After recent municipal advancements, many areas around the river have been opened to a design competition with the goal of integrating the riverfront into the existing city fabric.

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St. Trinitatis Church / Schulz und Schulz

13:00 - 4 December, 2016
St. Trinitatis Church / Schulz und Schulz, © Simon Menges
© Simon Menges

© Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nonnenmühlgasse 2, 04107 Leipzig, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Prof. Ansgar Schulz, Prof. Benedikt Schulz
  • Area

    5500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

MAD Architects and Asplan Viak Release Feasibility Study for Urban Dock Development in Norway

12:00 - 4 December, 2016
MAD Architects and Asplan Viak Release Feasibility Study for Urban Dock Development in Norway, Courtesy of Mad Arkitekter and Asplan Viak
Courtesy of Mad Arkitekter and Asplan Viak

MAD Architects and Asplan Viak have collaborated to create a feasibility study for Visjon Dokken, an idea for a 25-hectare urban development dock that could become a new center for “residential, business park, commute, and energy sufficient systems.”

Located in Bergen Harbor in Norway, the project would be the second largest development in the country and could house 3,500 dwellings and 8,000 workspaces, 37,000 square meters of public parks, as well as a connected walkway system and bicycle paths.

Courtesy of Mad Arkitekter and Asplan Viak Courtesy of Mad Arkitekter and Asplan Viak Courtesy of Mad Arkitekter and Asplan Viak Courtesy of Mad Arkitekter and Asplan Viak +9

Sassen, Kimmelman and More Discuss the Urban Evolution of Migration in reSITE's Small Talks

09:30 - 4 December, 2016
Sassen, Kimmelman and More Discuss the Urban Evolution of Migration in reSITE's Small Talks, Courtesy of reSITE
Courtesy of reSITE

"What is your city? And what do you need to make that entire city yours?" These are some of the questions being posed by co-founding principal of nArchitects, Mimi Hoang, in reSITE’s Small Talks series. The videos, produced and edited by Canal180, were recorded during the reSITE event that took place in Prague earlier this year, titled "Cities in Migration." Reiterated again and again by several of the interviewees is the fact that migration is, in the words of founder and chairman of reSITE Martin Barry, "a natural human phenomenon; everyone is moving to cities to improve their lives."

La Casa of Paul & Sigi / MXMA Architecture & Design

09:00 - 4 December, 2016
La Casa of Paul & Sigi / MXMA Architecture & Design, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

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Nabil Gholam Wins 2016 World Architecture Festival with Bank Headquarters

08:00 - 4 December, 2016
Nabil Gholam Wins 2016 World Architecture Festival with Bank Headquarters, © nabil gholam architects
© nabil gholam architects

Nabil Gholam Architects' unbuilt proposal for a future bank headquarters competition, a.spire, has been named the winner of the Office-Future project category at World Architecture Festival 2016. The project, designed for the Mar Mikhael neighborhood of Beirut, Lebanon, is a flexible intervention meant to both meet the client's needs in the present day and adapt to its long-term evolution.

© nabil gholam architects © nabil gholam architects © nabil gholam architects © nabil gholam architects +13

Sports Complex Olympiakwartier / Slangen+Koenis Architects

05:00 - 4 December, 2016
Sports Complex Olympiakwartier / Slangen+Koenis Architects, Courtesy of Slangen+Koenis Architects
Courtesy of Slangen+Koenis Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Pierre de Coubertinlaan, 1362 Almere, Netherlands
  • Area

    6050.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Slangen+Koenis Architects

Urban Reflections / HOLODECK architects

02:00 - 4 December, 2016
Urban Reflections  / HOLODECK architects, © Pasteiner
© Pasteiner

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  • Architects

  • Location

    1010 Vienna, Austria
  • Architect in Charge

    Arch. Marlies Breuss, Arch. Michael Ogertschnig
  • Design Team

    Arch. Marlies Breuss, Arch. Michael Ogertschnig, Sven Klöcker, Jan Chladil, Stephan Goos, Sebastian Uhl, Stefan Förg, Alexej Kolyschkow
  • Area

    1400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Plugin Tower / People's Architecture Office

20:00 - 3 December, 2016
Plugin Tower / People's Architecture Office, View 2. Image © Hannah Wu / People's Architecture Office
View 2. Image © Hannah Wu / People's Architecture Office

View 1. Image © Hannah Wu / People's Architecture Office Interior 2. Image © Hannah Wu / People's Architecture Office Birdview 2. Image © Hannah Wu / People's Architecture Office Interior 1. Image © Hannah Wu / People's Architecture Office +24

M CO Design Unveils Dragon-Inspired Infrastructural Designs for Hong Kong

16:00 - 3 December, 2016
M CO Design Unveils Dragon-Inspired Infrastructural Designs for Hong Kong, Courtesy of M CO Design
Courtesy of M CO Design

M CO Design has released its designs for “Dragon’s Link,” a new dragon-inspired, mixed-use infrastructure on the south side of Hong Kong Island “that will serve a large part of the community and will enhance a local historic monument,” the Tai Tam Dam, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary this coming February. 

Drawing inspiration from local traditions and the natural topography of Hong Kong, the project will create new connections within an existing network of roads and hiking trails in Tai Tam Country Park in “a juxtaposition of old and new,” in order to improve user experience and infrastructure.

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AL_A Creates Stackable Soccer Pitches for Unused Urban Lots

14:00 - 3 December, 2016
AL_A Creates Stackable Soccer Pitches for Unused Urban Lots , © AL_A
© AL_A

Architectural firm AL_A has unveiled its design for Pitch/Pitch, a series of 5-a-side soccer pitches designed for unused or temporarily vacant lots across London, as well as in other cities internationally. 

Created as a response to shortage of sport space in inner cities, the project is meant to be fast and easy to construct, “meaning it could be set up for a fortnight to coincide with a World Cup tournament, or last for a year, bringing use to vacant sites that might otherwise lie dormant.”

After working with Arup, the practice developed a modular system that utilizes a lightweight carbon-fiber structure, a material generally associated with the aerospace industry, but that is emerging architecturally at larger scales.

Pacific Headquarters Nestlé / Estudio Lamela

13:00 - 3 December, 2016
Pacific Headquarters Nestlé / Estudio Lamela, © Bartosz Makowski
© Bartosz Makowski

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Warsaw, Polonia
  • Area

    27000.0 m2
  • Year Project

    2014
  • Photography

    Bartosz Makowski

Utopia Arkitekter Proposes an Architectural Gem to Start Stockholm's Transformation

12:00 - 3 December, 2016
Utopia Arkitekter Proposes an Architectural Gem to Start Stockholm's Transformation, Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter
Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter

Stockholm's Southeast Kungsholmen is slowly transforming. Veidekke and Utopia Arkitekter are preparing a redevelopment proposal for the town — and they're beginning by building an architectural gem. In addition to creating ambitious architecture, Utopia Arkitekter plans to add more housing developments closer to public transport. Their first project? The sector of Kungsholmen, Bolinders Plan, named after Jean Bolinder, who ran a mechanical workshop in the area. 

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These Sketches Show Calatrava's Oculus Interpreted as Animals and Inanimate Objects

09:30 - 3 December, 2016
These Sketches Show Calatrava's Oculus Interpreted as Animals and Inanimate Objects, © Chanel Dehond
© Chanel Dehond

This article was originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Seeing the Animal Kingdom in Calatrava's Oculus."

Since its opening in March, Santiago Calatrava's "Oculus" transport hub at the World Trade Center has garnered a lot of criticism for its exorbitant price tag. (The building cost nearly $4 billion to realize.) But look beyond the numbers, and there is something compelling about the physical form of the thing. Like all of Calatrava's work, the structure invites visual interpretations—spiky fish or a bird, a dinosaur or a hedgehog. Architectural designer and illustrator Chanel Dehond riffs on these and more in the following sketches.

Yepun Astronomical Observatory / Susana Herrera + FACTORIA

09:00 - 3 December, 2016
Yepun Astronomical Observatory / Susana Herrera + FACTORIA, Courtesy of Factoría
Courtesy of Factoría

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Lago Lanalhue, Talcahuano, Región del Bío Bío, Chile
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Cortesía de Factoría

AL_A's Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology Photographed by Francisco Nogueira

08:00 - 3 December, 2016

This past September, the Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology (MAAT) opened in Lisbon. Funded by the Fundação EDP, the museum was designed by Amanda Levete and sits on the banks of the Tejo river. 

Portuguese photographer Francisco Nogueira captured the building's spaces in this comprehensive gallery of images. The MAAT proposes a new relationship between the river and the visitor through a building whose simultaneous power and sensitivity explores the convergence of contemporary art, architecture, and technology. As a structure in the landscape, the building becomes landscape by allowing visitors to walk over and on the museum itself. See here 70 stunning photos of MAAT's interiors and exteriors.

Learn more about the project after the break:

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