New Ice Skating Hall / Herrmann + Bosch Architekten

05:00 - 6 February, 2016
© Ralf-Dieter Bischoff, Nürnberg
© Ralf-Dieter Bischoff, Nürnberg

© Ralf-Dieter Bischoff, Nürnberg © Ralf-Dieter Bischoff, Nürnberg © Ralf-Dieter Bischoff, Nürnberg © Ralf-Dieter Bischoff, Nürnberg +13

House in Slate / RS+

02:00 - 6 February, 2016
© Tomasz Zakrzewski
© Tomasz Zakrzewski

© Tomasz Zakrzewski © Tomasz Zakrzewski © Tomasz Zakrzewski © Tomasz Zakrzewski +22

Isemachi Public Toilet / Kubo Tsushima Architects

22:00 - 5 February, 2016
Courtesy of Kubo Tsushima Architects
Courtesy of Kubo Tsushima Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Isemachi, Nakanojo, Agatsuma District, Gunma Prefecture 377-0423, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Hideaki Kubo+Yumi Tsushima
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Kubo Tsushima Architects

Courtesy of Kubo Tsushima Architects Courtesy of Kubo Tsushima Architects Courtesy of Kubo Tsushima Architects Courtesy of Kubo Tsushima Architects +12

Chokchai 4 House / Archimontage Design Fields Sophisticated

20:00 - 5 February, 2016
© Baan Lae Suan
© Baan Lae Suan

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Call for Entries: A’ Design Award - Architecture, Interior Design, Furniture, Lighting and Building Materials

19:30 - 5 February, 2016

A’ Design Award has once again launched its call for entries for Architectural Projects, Interior Design Work, Furniture Designs, Innovative Lighting Products and Building Materials. Everything related to architecture and design, including but not limited to new products, real estate, construction projects and even machinery can be submitted for awards consideration.

Office Lobby / 4N design architects

19:00 - 5 February, 2016
© James G. of Hollywood Studio
© James G. of Hollywood Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tai Po Road (Tai Wai) & Shing Wan Rd, Tai Wai, Hong Kong
  • Designers

    Sinner Sin and Danny Ng
  • Area

    8000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    James G. of Hollywood Studio

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Porto Light Experience / FAHR 021.3

17:00 - 5 February, 2016

Apply Now to TED Residency

16:00 - 5 February, 2016
© TED
© TED

Could you be one of TED's first Residents? TED is offering a new space in their New York SoHo headquarters for a brand-new program: TED Residency. Searching for creative individuals who believe their work deserves more exposure and can benefit from interdisciplinary interactions, the TED team will give each resident a chance to develop their idea for four months with the support of their team. If chosen, you will be provided an office space, technical assistance, and an opportunity to present your idea in the TED theater.

Submissions are due February 24. This year's residency program will run from April 1 to July 31. Apply here!

Daniels Lane / Blaze Makoid Architecture

15:00 - 5 February, 2016
© Marc Bryan Brown
© Marc Bryan Brown

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Foster to Break Ground on Norton Museum Expansion in Florida

14:00 - 5 February, 2016
© Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

UPDATE: Foster + Partners Norton Museum of Art expansion will official break ground tomorrow, February 6, following the Norton's annual Gala celebrating its 75th anniversary. The project, which will transform the museum's West Wing, increase gallery space by 35 percent and add a new auditorium, great hall and education space to the building, is expected to complete in 2018. A new sculpture garden and additional green space will also be integrated into the new scheme. 

Foster + Partners has unveiled plans that would double the gallery space at the historic Norton Museum of Art in Florida's West Palm Beach. By constructing three “bold” new pavilions beneath a single “shimmering” roof, Foster promises to restore the museum’s original elegance, strengthening its role within the surrounding community and provide the framework for future growth. 

Backyard BI(h)OME / Kevin Daly Architects

13:00 - 5 February, 2016
© Nico Marques / Photekt
© Nico Marques / Photekt

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6 Firms Highlighted as New York's "Promising" New Practices

12:30 - 5 February, 2016
Zone 14 Canopy / Taller KEN. Image © Andres Asturias
Zone 14 Canopy / Taller KEN. Image © Andres Asturias

The American Institute of Architects New York Chapter has named six firms as the recipients of its New Practices New York 2016 award. Under this year's theme of "Prospect," the winners were selected for having "leveraged multiple aspects of the architecture profession, utilizing unique and innovative strategies, both in the projects and the practices they have started." 

The six "promising and pioneering firms" are...

Casa Gate / Pedro Oliveira

11:00 - 5 February, 2016

How Minecraft is Inspiring the Next Generation of Young Architects

09:30 - 5 February, 2016
Courtesy of BlockWorks
Courtesy of BlockWorks

For many architects, an obsession with design came at a very young age - often, an architectural career begins with toys such as wooden blocks or that old classic, LEGO. In recent years though, a new contender has emerged to inspire young architectural minds: Minecraft. In this article, originally published on Autodesk's Line//Shape//Space publication as "Minecraft Architecture: What Architects Can Learn From a Video Game," Kim A O'Connell looks into the growing influence of Minecraft in architectural design and education, including the growing presence of the global "Blockworks" team.

Since it burst onto the gaming scene in 2009, Minecraft has become one of the world’s most popular video games—so much so that Microsoft bought the game and its parent company for a whopping $2.5 billion in 2014.

Today, the world-building platform has also garnered the attention of architects and designers. Could a video game actually change the way architecture is taught and practiced?

Built as an entry to the Planet Minecraft “Industrial Revolution” competition, the BlockWorks team was able to show their work process in the form of a Minecraft build. Image Courtesy of BlockWorks Built for the Planet Minecraft “Underwater Wonderland Contest,” the Faberzhe Palace blends fantasy and Slavic architectural styles. Image Courtesy of BlockWorks A Neverland-themed build. Image Courtesy of BlockWorks Asked by the Guardian newspaper “to build a modern vision of urban living in a clean and sustainable city in Minecraft,” BlockWorks created Climate Hope City using existing green technologies and prototypes for a sustainable design that is also achievable. Image Courtesy of BlockWorks +6

House in the Hill / Agustín Lozada

09:00 - 5 February, 2016
© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte +26

Miami Design District’s Museum Garage Will Feature a Façade by WORKac

08:00 - 5 February, 2016
Courtesy of The Miami Design District
Courtesy of The Miami Design District

The Miami Design District, a neighborhood dedicated to innovative art and architecture, has commissioned The Museum Garage to be built as a part of Phase III of development. Curated by Terrence Riley of K/R Architects, the garage will feature six different facades each designed by a different firm: Work Architecture Company (WORKac)J. Mayer H.Clavel Arquitectos; Nicolas Buffe; K/R, Keenen Rile; and Sagmesiter & Walsh. 

The facades will include a wall of recycled cars, a wall of traffic barriers repurposed as screens, a mural of cartoon characters mixed in with baroque details, a corner design of interlocking puzzle pieces, façade cutouts that serve as an “ant farm” which expose the activity inside, and a painting of a candle being burned at both ends.

Scheduled for completion this year, the garage will serve as a seven story mixed-use building with ground-floor retail and a garage for 800 vehicles.

Learn more about each of the facade designs after the break.

Winners Announced for Competition to Redevelop Two Modern Cinemas in Russia

06:00 - 5 February, 2016
Varshava / Spektrum Consortium + EMBT + A2OM. Image Courtesy of the Architectural Council of Moscow
Varshava / Spektrum Consortium + EMBT + A2OM. Image Courtesy of the Architectural Council of Moscow

Moscow’s Chief Architect Sergey Kuznetsov has announced the winners of the Open All-Russia Competition for a Concept of Redevelopment of two modernist cinema theaters: Varshava and Voskhod. An initiative of ADG Group, in collaboration with the Committee on Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow City, the competition awarded one winner for the Voskhod theater, and two winners for the Varshava theater.

Social Housing in Avenue de Saxe / ECDM

05:00 - 5 February, 2016
© Benoit Fougeirol
© Benoit Fougeirol

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