Nicolás San Juan / Taller 13 Arquitectura Regenerativa

© Rafael Gamo

Architects: Taller 13 Arquitectura Regenerativa
Location: Benito Juárez, Federal District, Mexico
Project Architects: Patricio Guerrero, David Mandujano, Eduardo Palomino, Ruben Coxca, Belinda Garcia, Paulina Garcia, Luis Garcia, Miguel Mercado, Rafael Hop
Project Management: Elias Cattan, Yair Wolff, Allan Betech
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Rafael Gamo, Courtesy of , Mayaan Fridman

Phase One Visualisation © Nelson Byrd Woltz; Courtesy of Hudson Yards
Phase One Visualisation © Nelson Byrd Woltz; Courtesy of Hudson Yards

NYU and Hudson Yards to Use Big Data to Improve Cities

New York University’s Center for Urban Science and Progress has teamed up with the developers of Hudson Yards to transform the future 28-acre mixed-use neighborhood into the nations first “quantified community.” As Crain’s New York reports, the aim is to “use big data to make cities better places to live.” Information, from pedestrian traffic to energy production and resident activity levels, will be collected in order to study how cities can run efficiently and improve quality of living. You can read more on the subject, here

Vestas North American Corporate Headquarter / Ankrom Moisan Architects

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Architects: Ankrom Moisan Architects
Location: Pearl District, , OR,
Area: 172000.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Ankrom Moisan Architects

Library of Birmingham / Mecanoo. Image © Christian Richters
Library of Birmingham / Mecanoo. Image © Christian Richters

RIBA’s 2014 Regional Award Winners Announced

RIBA has announced the first round of RIBA Regional Award winners, all of which will be considered for the RIBA national awards. From the list, Mecanoo’s Library of Birmingham takes center stage, as the artisan-inspired structure received a number of awards, including the West Midlands Building of the Year and Emerging Architect. Check out the complete list, after the break…

Fort Greene Pavilion / O’Neill McVoy Architects

© Iwan Baan

Architects: O’Neill McVoy Architects
Location: Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY,
Associate Architect: Joshua Pulver
Area: 250 sqft
Year: 2010
Photographs: Iwan Baan

Chipperfield’s Stockholm Nobel Centre Faces Harsh Opposition

View towards Nybrokajen. Image © David Chipperfield Architects

Within days of David Chipperfield being appointed to design the Nobel Foundation’s new home in Stockholm, heritage protesters began to assemble a campaign to prevent the project from fruition.

Declaring they are “opposed to star-architects constructing their angular spectacles of glass and steel right in the middle of the protected historic environment, as monuments to themselves, at our expense and the city’s,” as stated in an online petition, the protesters are particularly upset that the project would require the demolition of multiple historic structures. Thousands have even joined a Facebook group to voice disapproval.

However, despite the backlash, the refuses to bow down and believes the protest will not succeed

More on the protest, and structures slated for demolition, after the break…

Vertiz 950 / HGR Arquitectos

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Architects: HGR Arquitectos
Location: Doctor José María Vertiz, City, Federal District,
Architect In Charge: Marcos Hagerman
Area: 3,426 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Diana Arnau

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Material Studies: When Architecture Meets Fashion

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A few months ago, fourteen 5th-year architecture students at the University of Southern (USC) were given an unusual challenge: select two materials, and two only, to design and construct… a Mao jacket.

The results, exhibited at the university on March 7th, were fourteen fascinating experimentations with unusual materials – including everything from rubber erasers to acrylic paint to 5,500 metal Mao pins (shipped direct from China).

As Lee Olvera, the studio lead, told USC News, “It’s an exploration of program and function. In architecture, we’re called upon to design the skins of buildings all the time. This project infuses our intuitive skills of artistry and aesthetics with the rigor of analytical and performance-based material experimentation to create innovative working solutions.”

Check out more images from this unusual studio project, after the break.

Coleraine Duplex / NatureHumaine

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Architects: NatureHumaine
Location: Coleraine St, , QC H3K, Canada
Area: 3135.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adrien Williams

Bagnolet Town Hall / Jean-Pierre Lott Architecte

© Luc Boegly

Architects: Jean-Pierre Lott Architecte
Location: Bagnolet,
Project Manager: Anne-Flore DEROBERT
Year: 2014
Photographs: Luc Boegly, Mairie de Bagnolet

Kettukallio / Playa Architects

© Tuomas Uusheimo

Architects: Playa Architects
Location: 52550 Hirvensalmi,
Area: 122.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Tuomas Uusheimo

Guaiume House / 24.7 Arquitetura Design

© Pedro Kok

Architects: 24.7 Arquitetura Design
Location: Campinas – São Paulo, Brazil
Architects In Charge: Giuliano Pelaio, Gustavo Tenca, Inacio Cardona
Area: 305 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Pedro Kok

House_63 / Sonne Müller Arquiteto + Civitas

© Daniel Secches

Architects: Sonne Müller Arquiteto, Civitas
Location: , São Paulo, Brasil
Project Area: 480 sqm
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Daniel Secches

Veracruz Business Center / Materia Arquitectónica

© Alberto Mora

Architects: Materia Arquitectónica
Location: Heroica Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico
Architects: Gustavo Carmona, Lisa Beltrán
Project Area: 3,500 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Alberto Mora

Pagliacci Pizza / Floisand Studio

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Architects: Floisand Studio
Location: 4001 Stone Way North, Seattle, WA,
Area: 2,101 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Floisand Studio

QKING / Modourbano Architettura

© Simone Bossi

Architects: Modourbano Architettura
Location: Via Giuseppe Tartini, Milan,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Simone Bossi

“Move to Care” Winners Envision Relocatable Healthcare Facilities for Southeast Asia

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Responding to the demand for healthcare services in rural Southeast Asia, Building Trust International launched an international competition – Moved to Care – to envision flexible and relocatable healthcare facilities. Over 200 entrants participated; one professional winner, a multi-disciplinary team from the , and one student winner were honored. Check out their winning proposals, after the break…