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Nanjing Eco-Tech Island Exhibition Center / NBBJ + Jiangsu Provincial Architectural Design & Research Institute

20:00 - 25 May, 2017
Nanjing Eco-Tech Island Exhibition Center / NBBJ + Jiangsu Provincial Architectural Design & Research Institute, © Paul Dingman
© Paul Dingman

Open Call for a Swiss Room in Seoul

19:30 - 25 May, 2017
Open Call for a Swiss Room in Seoul

A Swiss Room to Showcase Lausanne’s Candidature to organize the 28th UIA Congress.

The challenge posed by this competition is to design a place object which encapsulates the ideas behind the topic of “Architecture and Water”. It involves creating a place to showcase Lausanne’s Candidature which offers an intuitive approach to the multiple ramifications of this topic. It should, effectively, act as a laboratory of ideas. This place-object must be able to house a table and 4 chairs for discussions, presentation of the candidature, etc. It will be located in the hall of the Convention center in Seoul.

MU / Ikeda Yukie Architects

19:00 - 25 May, 2017
MU  / Ikeda Yukie Architects, © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, Japan
  • Lead Architects

    Ikeda Yukie, Ono Toshiharu
  • Collaborators

    MID architectural structure laboratory
  • Area

    96.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Four Projects Shortlisted for 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize

17:20 - 25 May, 2017
Four Projects Shortlisted for 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize , 8 House, Copenhagen, Denmark / BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group). Image © Dragor Lufto
8 House, Copenhagen, Denmark / BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group). Image © Dragor Lufto

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has announced the four projects shortlisted for the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize. The prize was established in 2014 by Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama along with RAIC and the RAIC Foundation to recognise buildings that are judged to be " transformative within its societal context and reflect Moriyama's conviction that great architecture transforms society by promoting social justice and humanistic values of respect and inclusiveness."

"These projects celebrate human life and shape activity," commented RAIC President Ewa Bieniecka, FIRAC. "They embody innovation, contribute to how we experience space, and explore how spaces allow opportunities for freedom. The four shortlisted projects demonstrate how architecture is generous and gives back to the community. These works have a strong sense of place and connect to their surrounding landscape."

Awarded every two years, the winning project will receive a CAD $100,000 prize and a handcrafted sculpture by Canadian designer Wei Yew. The prize is open to all architects, irrespective of nationality and location. The inaugural prize was won by Chinese architect Li Xiaodong for his design of the Liyuan Library in Jiaojiehe, China.

See the shortlisted projects, after the break.

Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia / John Wardle Architects and NADAAA. Image © Peter Bennetts “The Village Architect”, Shobac Campus, Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, Canada / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects. Image © James Brittain 8 House, Copenhagen, Denmark / BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group). Image © Bjarne Tulinius Fuji Kindergarten, Tokyo, Japan / Tezuka Architects. Image © Tezuka Architects +35

Bougainvillea Row House / Luigi Rosselli

17:00 - 25 May, 2017
Bougainvillea Row House / Luigi Rosselli, © Justin Alexander
© Justin Alexander

© Justin Alexander © Justin Alexander © Justin Alexander © Justin Alexander +25

University of Massachusetts Amherst Design Building / Leers Weinzapfel Associates

15:00 - 25 May, 2017
University of Massachusetts Amherst Design Building / Leers Weinzapfel Associates, © Albert Vecerka
© Albert Vecerka

© Albert Vecerka              © Albert Vecerka              © Albert Vecerka              © Albert Vecerka              +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Amherst, MA, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Andrea Leers, Josiah Stevenson, Tom Chung
  • Lighting Designer

    Atelier Ten
  • Landscape Architect

    Stephen Stimson Associates
  • Area

    87500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Büro Ole Scheeren's MahaNakhon Tower, Photographed by Hufton + Crow

14:20 - 25 May, 2017
© Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow

In this photoset, British photographers Hufton + Crow turn their lens toward Büro Ole Scheeren’s ‘dissolving’ MahaNakhon tower in Bangkok. Now the tallest building in the Thai capital at 1030 feet (314 meters), the pixelated skyscraper opened last summer with a fantastical light show display

The project began as a design by Ole Scheeren for local firm Pace Development, and was completed by his own firm following his departure from OMA in 2010. The architects describe the project:

The design of MahaNakhon dismantles the typical tower and podium typology, creating a skyscraper that melds with the city by gradually ‘dissolving’ as it flows downward to meet the ground. A series of cascading indoor/outdoor terraces at the base of the tower accommodates retail and entertainment facilities, evoking the shifting protrusions of a mountain landscape.

See the full gallery of photos, after the break.

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow +30

Aresta House / BLOCO Arquitetos

13:00 - 25 May, 2017
Aresta House / BLOCO Arquitetos, © Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami

© Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasilia - Distrito Federal, Brasil
  • Authors

    Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho, Matheus Seco
  • Team

    Tatiana Lopes, Victor Machado, Guilherme Mahana, Marina Lira
  • Area

    298.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Graham Foundation Awards 2017 Grants for 72 Innovative Architectural Projects

12:30 - 25 May, 2017
Graham Foundation Awards 2017 Grants for 72 Innovative Architectural Projects, Caitlin Berrigan, "Unfinished State" postcard, 2010–13, helicopter pad at Rachid Karami International Fair Park by Oscar Niemeyer, 1967–75, Tripoli, Lebanon. Courtesy of Caitlin Berrigan and Archive Books. From the 2017 Individual Grant to Caitlin Berrigan for "Unfinished State.". Image Courtesy of Graham Foundation
Caitlin Berrigan, "Unfinished State" postcard, 2010–13, helicopter pad at Rachid Karami International Fair Park by Oscar Niemeyer, 1967–75, Tripoli, Lebanon. Courtesy of Caitlin Berrigan and Archive Books. From the 2017 Individual Grant to Caitlin Berrigan for "Unfinished State.". Image Courtesy of Graham Foundation

The Graham Foundation has announced the list of 72 recipients of their 2017 “Grants to Individuals,” awarding over $560,000 in support of “innovative projects engaging original ideas in architecture.”

Helmed by architects, designers, curators, artists, writers and more, the 2017 projects range from a study of the relationship between water and African cities by Kunlé Adeyemi and Suzanne Lettieri; to an exploration of Oscar Niemeyer’s oft-overlooked Algerian period; to an exhibition surrounding the complex civic issues along the US/Mexico border.

“These diverse projects advance new scholarship, fuel creative experimentation and critical dialogue, and expand opportunities for public engagement with architecture and its role in contemporary society,” explain the Graham Foundation.

This year, nearly 700 submissions were considered, with a total of 99 grantees representing 20 countries selected to receive grants. Over the past 61 years, the Graham Foundation has awarded more than 4,300 grants to individuals and institutions from all over the globe.

See the full list of recipients, after the break.

Flora Manteola, Javier Sanchez Gomez, Josefina Santos, Justo Solsona, Carlos Sallaberry, and Rafael Vinoly, Conjunto Rioja, 1973, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo: Leonardo Finotti. From the 2017 Individual Grant to Leonardo Finotti for "Leonardo Finotti: A Collection of Latin American Modern Architecture, Volume 2.". Image Courtesy of Graham Foundation Vann Molyvann, Library at Institute of Foreign Language, 1965–71, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo: Mark Wasiuta. For the 2017 Individual Grant to Branden W. Joseph, Felicity D. Scott, and Mark Wasiuta for "Vann Molyvann and the Absent Archives of Cambodian Modernism.". Image Courtesy of Graham Foundation Oscar Niemeyer, The Village, Houari Boumediene University of Science and Technology, 2013, Bab Ezzouar, Algeria. Photo: Jason Oddy. For the 2017 Individual Grant to Jason Oddy for "Concrete Spring: Oscar Niemeyer, Algeria, and the Architecture of Revolution.". Image Courtesy of Graham Foundation Archivo Histórico Jose Vial, Towers Square, 2003, Open City, Viña del Mar, Chile. Courtesy of Archivo Histórico José Vial, Escuela de Arquitectura y Diseño, PUCV. From the 2017 Individual Grant to Marcelo Araya, Andrés Garcés, Iván Ivelic, and Manuel Sanfuentes for "Amereida Phalene Latin América.". Image Courtesy of Graham Foundation +7

The Garden / Eike Becker Architekten

11:00 - 25 May, 2017
The Garden / Eike Becker Architekten, © Jens Willebrand
© Jens Willebrand

© Jens Willebrand © Jens Willebrand © Jens Willebrand © Jens Willebrand +22

How Starbucks Uses BIM and VR to Bring Local Spirit to its Japan Locations

09:30 - 25 May, 2017
How Starbucks Uses BIM and VR to Bring Local Spirit to its Japan Locations, The Sanjo Karasuma Starbucks in Kyoto was renovated and re-opened in September 2016. The latest coffee flavors are presented within an aesthetic incorporating the concept of “beauty in simplicity” espoused by tea master Enshu Kobori. Image Courtesy of Starbucks Japan
The Sanjo Karasuma Starbucks in Kyoto was renovated and re-opened in September 2016. The latest coffee flavors are presented within an aesthetic incorporating the concept of “beauty in simplicity” espoused by tea master Enshu Kobori. Image Courtesy of Starbucks Japan

This article was originally published on Autodesk's Redshift publication as "Starbucks Japan Pursues a Local Flair Through Design in BIM and VR."

It’s been 20 years since Starbucks opened its first shop in Japan, bringing a new paradigm to the country’s coffee shop culture—and creating a new, appealing “third place” option between home and work or school.

Notably, almost all of Japan’s 1,245 shops—across all 47 prefectures—are directly run by the parent company. As such, they are planned by Starbucks designers who, instead of settling for standardized designs for all locations, have worked diligently to incorporate features expressing regional, historical contexts and the lifestyles of locals—in short, to appeal specifically to the Japanese market.

North Sea / Berg Design Architecture

09:00 - 25 May, 2017
North Sea / Berg Design Architecture, © Edward Caruso
© Edward Caruso

© Edward Caruso © Edward Caruso © Edward Caruso © Edward Caruso +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Southold, NY 11971, United States
  • Lead Architect

    John Berg
  • Interior Design

    Margali & Flynn Designs
  • Area

    2500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Gothenburg to Realise Henning Larsen's Mixed-Use Urban District

08:00 - 25 May, 2017
Gothenburg to Realise Henning Larsen's Mixed-Use Urban District , Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects
Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects

Like many European urban districts, the Swedish city of Gothenburg is in the process of transforming old industrial areas along its waterfront into mixed-use public realms. Against the backdrop of urban regeneration in Gothenburg, Swedish firm Henning Larsen has unveiled a masterplan for the Lindholmen urban district, which following its completion in 2025, will offer a diverse environment for engagement between students, entrepreneurs, and public citizens.

Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects +7

From War Relic to Mixed-Use: Plans to Build a “Green Mountain” Atop a Bunker in Hamburg

06:00 - 25 May, 2017
From War Relic to Mixed-Use: Plans to Build a “Green Mountain” Atop a Bunker in Hamburg, Courtesy of Hilldegarden.org
Courtesy of Hilldegarden.org

A team of local residents and architects in Hamburg’s neighborhood of St. Pauli have been granted planning permission for a proposal to repurpose a war bunker dating back from the 1940s. Coined Hilldegarden, the proposal seeks to create a “green mountain” garden atop the disused roof of the bunker along with a range of mixed-use projects that increase its height by several stories. “We are rebuilding what we inherit.” The project’s initiative states, “Adding something to history while dealing with it and thereby reshaping history itself.”

via PLANUNGSBÜRO BUNKER via PLANUNGSBÜRO BUNKER Courtesy of Hilldegarden.org Courtesy of Hilldegarden.org +19

Albabel / Masquespacio

05:00 - 25 May, 2017
 Albabel / Masquespacio, © Luis Beltran
© Luis Beltran

© Luis Beltran © Luis Beltran © Luis Beltran © Luis Beltran +20

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    46210 Picanya, Valencia, Spain
  • Area

    100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

A Garden Pavilion in Zurich / Oliv Brunner Volk Architekten

03:00 - 25 May, 2017
A Garden Pavilion in Zurich / Oliv Brunner Volk Architekten, © Eliane Rutishauser
© Eliane Rutishauser

© Eliane Rutishauser © Christian Brunner © Eliane Rutishauser © Eliane Rutishauser +15

The Palestinian Museum / heneghan peng architect

02:00 - 25 May, 2017
The Palestinian Museum / heneghan peng architect, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    West bank, Palestine, Birzeit, Palestine
  • Landscape Architect

    Lara Zureikat
  • Area

    3500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

SOJA-O / KANIUE

22:00 - 24 May, 2017
SOJA-O / KANIUE, © Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners

© Yosuke Ohtake © Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners © Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners © Yosuke Ohtake +29