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Sidewalk Labs Announces Plans to Create Model Smart City on Toronto's Waterfront

17:01 - 17 October, 2017
Sidewalk Labs Announces Plans to Create Model Smart City on Toronto's Waterfront, Eastern Waterfront as it looks today. Image Courtesy of Sidewalk Labs
Eastern Waterfront as it looks today. Image Courtesy of Sidewalk Labs

Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto have revealed plans for a brand new community on Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront that will bring together “forward-thinking urban design and new digital technology to create people-centred neighbourhoods that achieve precedent-setting levels of sustainability, affordability, mobility, and economic opportunity.”

Public Realm Vision. Image Courtesy of Sidewalk Labs Sustainability Vision. Image Courtesy of Sidewalk Labs Digital Infrastructure Vision. Image Courtesy of Sidewalk Labs Housing Vision. Image Courtesy of Sidewalk Labs + 12

Ruyton Girls' School - Junior School Campus / DP Toscano Architects + Sally Draper Architects

17:00 - 17 October, 2017
Ruyton Girls' School - Junior School Campus / DP Toscano Architects + Sally Draper Architects, © Trevor Mein
© Trevor Mein

© Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein + 13

Dos de Maig Apartment / AMOO

15:00 - 17 October, 2017
Dos de Maig Apartment / AMOO, © Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli

© Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Archictects in Charge

    Aureli Mora, Omar Ornaque
  • Area

    37.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

MVRDV Create Park-Topped Community Center for Shanghai Neighborhood

14:10 - 17 October, 2017
MVRDV Create Park-Topped Community Center for Shanghai Neighborhood, © MVRDV
© MVRDV

MVRDV, in collaboration with ISA Architecture, has revealed the designed of the Zhangjiang Future Park, a park and community center for the workers and residents of Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in Pudong, Shanghai, China. Fully integrated into a rolling park landscape will be a library, an art centre, a performance centre and a sport center – four civic programs that are currently lacking in the neighborhood.

© MVRDV © MVRDV © MVRDV © MVRDV + 10

Malmo Building / Taller David Dana

13:00 - 17 October, 2017
Malmo Building / Taller David Dana, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ciudad de México, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    David Dana
  • Area

    1890 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Interactive Spy Museum Designed by Adjaye Associates to Open in New York City

12:10 - 17 October, 2017
Interactive Spy Museum Designed by Adjaye Associates to Open in New York City, Courtesy of Adjaye Associates
Courtesy of Adjaye Associates

Adjaye Associates has unveiled designs for SPYSCAPE, a new museum and interactive experience that illuminates the world of espionage from historical secret intelligence to modern day hacking through a collection of rare artifacts, exhilarating storytelling and immersive personalized experiences.

Located a stone’s throw from Times Square in New York City, the 60,000-square-foot space will use architecture as a key element of the museum experience. Inspired by the spaces occupied by the world’s most significant spy organizations, the building interiors will resemble a small town, with a variety of spaces unfolding beneath a vaulted canopy. Circulation will lead visitors through a wide range of vantage points and perspectives, playing with perceptions and drawing you into the individual pavilions.

Courtesy of Adjaye Associates Courtesy of Adjaye Associates Courtesy of Adjaye Associates Courtesy of Adjaye Associates + 4

House in La Comarca / Anibal Bizzotto + Diego Cherbenco

11:00 - 17 October, 2017
House in La Comarca / Anibal Bizzotto + Diego Cherbenco, © Albano García
© Albano García

© Albano García © Albano García © Albano García © Albano García + 35

Interview with Javier Sanchez: “Where are the Projects? Let’s Find Them!”

09:30 - 17 October, 2017
Interview with Javier Sanchez: “Where are the Projects? Let’s Find Them!”, The 22, Lima, Peru, 2010. Image © Eduardo Hirose
The 22, Lima, Peru, 2010. Image © Eduardo Hirose

In the decade since the start of the financial crisis, there has been an explosion in the number of architectural practices that have pursued unusual and ingenious business models—among the most popular of which is the concept of the developer-architect, who serves as their own client. With his architecture firm and development company JSa, Javier Sanchez has been proving this concept since long before the financial crisis hit. In the latest interview of his City of Ideas series—and the third of his interviews with Mexican architects after Enrique NortenAlberto Kalach and  Mauricio Rocha and Gabriela Carrillo—Vladimir Belogolovsky speaks to Sanchez about the benefits of working as one’s own client and how JSa leverages its business model to improve the city.

Vladimir Belogolovsky: You are often described as a developer first and an architect second. Is that accurate? How do you see yourself?

Javier Sanchez: Well, I started as a developer and I became an architect as a consequence. In fact, in the beginning, I only worked as a developer. Now about three-quarters of our projects are for other clients and only a quarter we develop ourselves. I think of development as a tool that enables me to do my architecture. This is what I learned directly from my father’s partner who, apart from heading their architecture studio, worked on small-scale development projects on his own, in partnership with investors. He was both an architect and client, which was intriguing to me. In a way, it was almost like being an artist, since artists don’t usually have clients. I like the idea that an architect can face himself and the project directly without having a client.

Carlota Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Image © Rafael Gamo Spanish Cultural Center, Mexico City, Mexico, 2012. Image © Rafael Gamo Hotel Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico, 2005. Image © Luis Gordoa Amsterdam Tower, Mexico City, Mexico, 2012. Image Courtesy of JSa + 58

PANEUM Center / Coop Himmelb(l)au

09:00 - 17 October, 2017
PANEUM Center / Coop Himmelb(l)au, © Markus Pillhofer
© Markus Pillhofer

© Markus Pillhofer © Markus Pillhofer © Markus Pillhofer © Markus Pillhofer + 39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Asten, Austria
  • Design Principal

    Wolf D. Prix
  • Project Team

    Albara Arab, Martina Bighignoli, Daniel Bolojan, Donna Riedel, Benjamin Schmidt, Damian Witt, Denitsa Parleva, Risa Kagami
  • Area

    1850.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Using LEGO to Save Crumbling Cities and Buildings

08:00 - 17 October, 2017
Using LEGO to Save Crumbling Cities and Buildings

After 10 years of exploring the world and making LEGO interventions to city walls and masonry in disrepair, artist Jan Vormann invites you to contribute to the ongoing project Dispatchwork. Vormann began making these toy-block repairs in Bocchignano, Italy, and since has made colorful additions to Tel Aviv and Berlin. 

Jan Vormann has visited nearly 40 cities across Europe, Central America, Asia, and the United States. Some of the installations use a handful of toy bricks while some have used up to 20 pounds.

Architecture Costumes For Halloween, Carnival and Office Parties

07:30 - 17 October, 2017
The Original Whitney by Lina Bondarenko
The Original Whitney by Lina Bondarenko

When it's time to dress up for Halloween, Carnival or theme parties, people often choose costumes that resonate with their interests. This is especially true for architects, who are particularly well-suited to designing and building head-turning outfits. For students and young architects, the yearning to construct (and destruct) stems from the will to create elaborate headpieces and ingenious appendages.

Spotlight: Alejandro Zaera-Polo

06:00 - 17 October, 2017
Spotlight: Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Yokohama International Passenger Terminal. Image © Satoru Mishima / FOA
Yokohama International Passenger Terminal. Image © Satoru Mishima / FOA

Alejandro Zaera-Polo (born October 17th 1963) is an internationally recognized architect and scholar, and founder of London, Zurich, and Princeton-based firm Alejandro Zaera-Polo & Maider Llaguno Architecture (AZPML). First rising to prominence in the 1980s with his writings for publications such as El Croquis, Zaera-Polo has had a prolific career in both the academic and professional realms of architecture.

Veoveo House / MLMR Arquitectos

05:00 - 17 October, 2017
Veoveo House / MLMR Arquitectos, © Pablo García Esparza
© Pablo García Esparza

© Pablo García Esparza © Pablo García Esparza © Pablo García Esparza © Pablo García Esparza + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Artica, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Víctor Larripa, Javier Martín, Daniel Ruiz de Gordejuela, Javier Martínez
  • Area

    35.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

The Spectacular Stories Behind 7 Ancient Lost Landmarks

04:00 - 17 October, 2017

Architecture has been historically deployed as a tool to construct and concretize legacies. Whereas only a few built edifices have left a large enough impact on the world, or have been around long enough, to enter into the canon of architectural legend, the seven wonders of the ancient world have achieved both. With only one—the Great Pyramid of Giza—still standing, the others have all taken a unique position in the architectural imagination, with representations over the years of structures such as the Colossus of Rhodes and the Lighthouse of Alexandria changing according to the whims of artists of the time. Nevertheless, the spectacular stories behind each of these lost landmarks is worth revisiting – which is exactly what travel company Expedia has done in this series of illustrations.

Courtesy of Expedia "Lost Landmarks" Courtesy of Expedia "Lost Landmarks" Courtesy of Expedia "Lost Landmarks" Courtesy of Expedia "Lost Landmarks" + 9

UNYC / Carvalho Araújo

03:00 - 17 October, 2017
UNYC / Carvalho Araújo, © NUDO
© NUDO

© NUDO © NUDO © NUDO © NUDO + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    4760 Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal
  • Contractor

    PEDRALBET – Construções Unipessoal, Lda
  • Area

    200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Ceres House / Dan Gayfer Design

02:00 - 17 October, 2017
Ceres House  / Dan Gayfer Design, © Dean Bradley
© Dean Bradley

© Dean Bradley © Dean Bradley © Dean Bradley + 37

Barcode Complex / A1Architecture

00:00 - 17 October, 2017
Barcode Complex / A1Architecture, © Deed Studio
© Deed Studio

© Deed Studio © Deed Studio © Deed Studio © Deed Studio + 44

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hormozgan Province, Kish, Hormoz Sq, Iran
  • Architect in Charge

    Amir Afghan
  • Design Team

    Ila Kabgani , Hamed Akhavizadegan,Atiyeh keshavarz, Arash hosseinzadeh
  • Area

    3198.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Tao Hua Yuan / CL3 Architects

22:00 - 16 October, 2017
Tao Hua Yuan / CL3 Architects, Courtyard. Image © Nirut Benjabanpot
Courtyard. Image © Nirut Benjabanpot

Traditional Culture Hall. Image © Nirut Benjabanpot Semi-private Area. Image © Nirut Benjabanpot Main Entrance. Image © Nirut Benjabanpot Stair to Basement. Image © Nirut Benjabanpot + 14