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After generously donating an archive of over 6000 drawings and 150 projects, architect Charles Correa sat down with RIBA President Angela Brady to discuss his life and work as one of “India’s greatest architects.” The short interview touches on a wide range of topics, from the inspiration behind some of his greatest projects to advice for future architecture students.
“The thing about architecture is that you cannot teach it. You can learn it, but you cannot teach it. And a good school is a school which makes you passionate about architecture and that teaches you how to ask questions. [...] If you know how to ask the right questions, you will develop your own philosophy and your own visual vocabulary.”
Renderings of Zaha Hadid‘s long anticipated One Thousand Museum Tower in downtown Miami, Florida have been released. The condo tower, which will be the first Zaha Hadid-designed skyscraper to grace the skyline of the Western Hemisphere, will be a 60-story luxury condo building with purported “daring design”. It will feature a concrete exo-skeleton that will hide the distinguishable features of the apartments. According to the Wall Street Journal, One Thousand Museum Tower is designed with an interest in “how the structure is manifested,” says Hadid, avoiding the “generic modernist typology.” It is one of several by high-profile architects that are beginning to take root in Miami, changing the tide of investment from real estate that is solely driven by location on the waterfront, to architecture that is high-end, luxury design. This is, of course, speculation, but you can judge for yourself on the value of what One Thousand Museum has to offer.
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For this architect, there is an indiscernible line between art installation and building. Alexander Brodsky studied architecture in Moscow, while working on art installations and drawings both independently and in collaborations with other artists. Brodsky admits that his career path was unconventional, that he felt unready to take on the responsibility of building. Instead, Brodsky’s approach to architecture is through the lens of art: occupiable, room-sized installations that test spatial and sensory boundaries.
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The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA), the Minnesota Vikings and HKS… Sports & Entertainment Group together unveiled the design of the state’s new $975 million multi-purpose stadium in Minneapolis.
Honoring the victims and Canadian survivors of the Holocaust, the National Capital Commission, on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, is inviting teams of professional artists, architects, landscape architects, and other design professionals to submit their credentials and examples…
The winners of the 2013 New Zealand Architecture Awards were just announced as nineteen architectural projects ranging in scale from a big indoor sports centre in Wellington to a micro-bach on the Coromandel Peninsula, and sited in locations as various as Rotoroa Island in the Hauraki Gulf, the shores of Lake Hawea, and The Mall in Washington, DC, were acknowledged. Alongside the Awards bestowed upon exemplary buildings, the New Zealand Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal for career achievement was conferred on Auckland architect Pip Cheshire. More images and information on the winners after the break.
[ June 5, 2013; 0:00; ] Founded by Grimshaw and FutureCity in collaboration with the Fellows of the RSA, the Urban Research Unit (URU) is a one-year research project focused on urban design, masterplanning and placemaking. It will include a series of eight panel discussions that…
Belatchew Arkitekter has presented a concept for transforming high-rise towers into power-generating factories. The Swedish firm’s proposal involves covering a Stockholm skyscraper with “electricity-generating bristles”. The tower in question is Henning Larsen’s Söder Torn tower on Södermalm in Stockholm. Belatchew has designed a wind farm that will top the existing building with a 16-story extension, covering the facade with “hairy-looking plastic straws designed to move with the wind”.
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