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13:30 - 24 March, 2017
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Headquarters ‘Le Duff Group’ / Ateliers 2/3/4/

13:00 - 24 March, 2017
 Headquarters ‘Le Duff Group’ / Ateliers 2/3/4/, © Patrick Miara
© Patrick Miara

© Juan Sepulveda © Patrick Miara © Juan Sepulveda © Juan Sepulveda +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rennes, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Olivier Arene
  • Design Team

    Jean-Baptiste Fauvel, Cristina Sanchez, Ana-Monica Stoinea, Edouard Marpillat, Olivia Medot, Valentin Bulté.
  • Area

    8932.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

3 Top Architects Selected to Design Community-Oriented Housing Library Developments in Chicago

12:20 - 24 March, 2017
3 Top Architects Selected to Design Community-Oriented Housing Library Developments in Chicago, Initial renderings for the Roosevelt Branch, designed by SOM. Image Courtesy of The Chicago Housing Authority
Initial renderings for the Roosevelt Branch, designed by SOM. Image Courtesy of The Chicago Housing Authority

The City of Chicago and the Chicago Housing Authority have announced the selection of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Perkins + Will and John Ronan Architects to lead in the design of three new “co-located” affordable housing and library developments in the Chicago neighborhoods of Little Italy, West Ridge, and Irving Park.

Selected from a shortlist of nine firms, the three Chicago-based teams were chosen for their “innovative ideas that will ensure that each community will have a design that best reflects its needs.” The practices will work intimately with their respective communities to develop their designs.

Initial renderings for the Roosevelt Branch, designed by SOM. Image Courtesy of The Chicago Housing Authority The Northtown Branch at Western and Pratt avenues in West Ridge will be designed by Perkins + Will. Image Courtesy of The Chicago Housing Authority The design of the Independence Branch at 4022 N. Elston in Irving Park will be lead be John Ronan Architects. Image Courtesy of The Chicago Housing Authority SOM will design the Roosevelt Branch at Taylor and Ada streets on the Near West Side (Little Italy). Image Courtesy of The Chicago Housing Authority +4

MILU / Qatarchitecten

11:00 - 24 March, 2017
MILU / Qatarchitecten, © Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

© Luc Roymans              © Luc Roymans              © Luc Roymans              © Luc Roymans              +40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ghent, Belgium
  • Architect in Charge

    Quirijn Thijs
  • Area

    470.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

5 Fun Easter Eggs Hidden in Gothic Architecture

09:30 - 24 March, 2017
5 Fun Easter Eggs Hidden in Gothic Architecture, Poor little fella. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/pistolero31/16563289652'>Flickr user pistolero31</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>
Poor little fella. Image © Flickr user pistolero31 licensed under CC BY 2.0

This article was originally published on Atlas Obscura as "Five Architectural Easter Eggs Hiding on Gothic Cathedrals."

The modern use of the term “easter egg”—not the holiday treat but rather a hidden joke or surprise item inserted in a piece of media—originated with Atari in 1979, when a developer snuck his name into a game hoping to get some recognition as the creator. But these surprise treats, hidden to all but those who look closely enough, aren’t only lurking in the digital world. Some of the best easter eggs are snuck into the physical architecture around us.

The excellent thing about architectural easter eggs, be they tongue-in-cheek, carved out of spite, or simply placed as a fun treat awaiting an observant eye, is that they endure in the landscape around us, becoming a sneaky and often confusing part of history. Here are five hidden carvings that dot historic structures with a bit of human nature.

College Aime Cesaire / Patrick Arotcharen architecte

09:00 - 24 March, 2017
College Aime Cesaire / Patrick Arotcharen architecte, © Vincent Monthiers
© Vincent Monthiers

© Vincent Monthiers  © Mathieu Choiselat © Vincent Monthiers  © Vincent Monthiers  +17

Three Key Elements Needed to Revitalize Public Spaces and Promote Urban Life

08:00 - 24 March, 2017
Three Key Elements Needed to Revitalize Public Spaces and Promote Urban Life, Parque Cheonggyecheon en Seúl, Corea del Sur. © longzijun, vía Flickr
Parque Cheonggyecheon en Seúl, Corea del Sur. © longzijun, vía Flickr

The importance of public spaces in urban life is an issue that has been apparent since ancient Greece and is still with us today. Opportunities to meet and exchange ideas in these spaces are able to influence how the inhabitants participate in the development of their city, and occur in greater instances when public spaces are accessible to everyone.

However, in modern societies, the strategic role of these spaces has been limited. According to The City Fix, a blog on sustainable urban planning, one of the main reasons for this is the overabundance of automobiles. In fact, according to one study by the Brazilian Institute for Energy and the Environment, 70% of public spaces in urban centers are taken up by roadways and other spaces for cars, while car owners make up only around 20 to 40 percent of the city’s population.

How can public spaces be recovered to promote urban life? We discuss three important factors below.

A Combination of Wonder and Structure: Christian Kerez on Swiss Architecture

07:00 - 24 March, 2017
A Combination of Wonder and Structure: Christian Kerez on Swiss Architecture

In this fourth episode of GSAPP Conversations, third-year GSAPP Master of Architecture student Ayesha Ghosh speaks with Swiss architect Christian Kerez, who delivered the opening lecture of the school's Spring 2017 Semester. Kerez's recent projects include Incidental Space at the Swiss Pavillion of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, an amorphous structure which raised questions of the limits of imagination and technical feasibility in architecture today.

Kjellander Sjöberg Designs Four Cross-Laminated Timber Blocks to Enrich the Uppsala Cityscape

06:00 - 24 March, 2017
Kjellander Sjöberg Designs Four Cross-Laminated Timber Blocks to Enrich the Uppsala Cityscape, The new buildings feature cross-laminated timber cores, and wooden detailing. Image Courtesy of Kjellander Sjoberg
The new buildings feature cross-laminated timber cores, and wooden detailing. Image Courtesy of Kjellander Sjoberg

Swedish architecture firm Kjellander Sjöberg has released images of their proposed new city block to enrich the Swedish city of Uppsala. The four competition-winning residential buildings, known collectively as the Tunet, will feature cross-laminated timber construction and wood detailing, creating an environmentally-friendly addition to the city. 

New public spaces are created by the development for tenant and student use. Image Courtesy of Kjellander Sjoberg A family of residential timber buildings redefines the urban landscape. Image Courtesy of Kjellander Sjoberg Parks, tree-lined driveways, and open courtyards form a green network. Image Courtesy of Kjellander Sjoberg The new buildings feature cross-laminated timber cores, and wooden detailing. Image Courtesy of Kjellander Sjoberg +10

Cefn Castell / stephenson STUDIO

05:00 - 24 March, 2017
Cefn Castell  / stephenson STUDIO, © Andrew Wall photography
© Andrew Wall photography

© Andrew Wall photography             © Andrew Wall photography             © Andrew Wall photography             © Andrew Wall photography             +14

House in Pribylovo / AB CHVOYA

03:00 - 24 March, 2017
House in Pribylovo / AB CHVOYA, © Dmitry Tsyrencshikov
© Dmitry Tsyrencshikov

© Dmitry Tsyrencshikov              © Dmitry Tsyrencshikov              © Dmitry Tsyrencshikov              © Dmitry Tsyrencshikov              +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pribylovo, Leningrad Oblast, Russia
  • Area

    183.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

    Dmitry Tsyrencshikov , Courtesy of AB CHVOYA

Work-Studio in a Plant-House / O-office Architects

02:00 - 24 March, 2017
Work-Studio in a Plant-House / O-office Architects, © Liky Photos
© Liky Photos

© Liky Photos © Liky Photos © Liky Photos © Liky Photos +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Architects in Charge

    Jianxiang He, Ying Jiang
  • Area

    1214.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

IT IS A GARDEN / ASSISTANT

22:00 - 23 March, 2017
IT IS A GARDEN / ASSISTANT, © ASSISTANT
© ASSISTANT

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © ASSISTANT +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nagano, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Hiroi Ariyama & Megumi Matsubara
  • Area

    475.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Flat Scape House / EKAR


20:00 - 23 March, 2017
Flat Scape House / EKAR
, Courtesy of EKAR
Courtesy of EKAR

Courtesy of EKAR Courtesy of EKAR Courtesy of EKAR Courtesy of EKAR +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bang Bai Mai, Mueang Surat Thani District, Surat Thani 84000, Thailand
  • Area

    174.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of EKAR

COOOP3 / Domino Architects

19:00 - 23 March, 2017
COOOP3 / Domino Architects, © Gottingham
© Gottingham

© Gottingham © Gottingham © Gottingham © Gottingham +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Yusuke Oono
  • Area

    218.2 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Courtyard House / FIGR Architecture & Design

17:00 - 23 March, 2017
Courtyard House / FIGR Architecture & Design, © Tom Blachford
© Tom Blachford

© Tom Blachford  © Tom Blachford  © Tom Blachford  © Tom Blachford  +16

New Documentary to Explore the Life and Legacy of Jane Jacobs

16:05 - 23 March, 2017

IFC has announced the release of their latest documentary, Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, which will dive into “the enduring legacies of one of the most prominent figures of modern urban planning, Jane Jacobs, and talks about her David-Goliath fight to save NYC.”

De Componist / HVE Architecten

15:00 - 23 March, 2017
De Componist / HVE Architecten, © Peter de Ruig
© Peter de Ruig

© Peter de Ruig             © Peter de Ruig             © Peter de Ruig             © Peter de Ruig             +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wijndaelerplantsoen, 2551 Den Haag, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Gerrit van Es
  • Area

    25770.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs