Fragments of Metropolis: Documenting the Expressionist Heritage of the Rhine-Ruhr Region

04:00 - 4 May, 2016

European Expressionism in architecture has, until now, suffered from neglect. Following a successful campaign for the first volume in a planned seven-part series which focused on Berlin, a new version of the Fragments of Metropolis series—which covers with the Rhein-Ruhr region of Europe—will document 155 buildings from Bochum, Bottrop, Dortmund, Duisburg to Düsseldorf, Cologne, Münster and Oberhausen. This latest volume is currently being crowdfunded.

Kinderkrippe Nursery School / KRAUS SCHÖNBERG ARCHITEKTEN

03:00 - 4 May, 2016
Kinderkrippe Nursery School / KRAUS SCHÖNBERG ARCHITEKTEN, © Hagen Stier
© Hagen Stier

© Hagen Stier © Hagen Stier © Hagen Stier © Hagen Stier +19

Passive House / rouby hemmerlé architectes

02:00 - 4 May, 2016
Passive House / rouby hemmerlé architectes, Courtesy of rouby hemmerlé architectes
Courtesy of rouby hemmerlé architectes
  • Architects

  • Location

    07430 Saint-Clair, France
  • Area

    191.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of rouby hemmerlé architectes

Courtesy of rouby hemmerlé architectes Courtesy of rouby hemmerlé architectes Courtesy of rouby hemmerlé architectes Courtesy of rouby hemmerlé architectes +14

LCGA Design Office / LCGA Design

22:00 - 3 May, 2016
LCGA Design Office / LCGA Design, © Hey! Cheese
© Hey! Cheese
  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei, Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Design Team

    Gina Chiu & Circle Huang
  • Area

    38.8 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese +35

Urban Public Spatial Installation / Arup Associates

20:00 - 3 May, 2016
Urban Public Spatial Installation / Arup Associates, © Linqxiao Zhang
© Linqxiao Zhang

© Linqxiao Zhang © Linqxiao Zhang © Linqxiao Zhang © Linqxiao Zhang +24

La Mantilla / Jacques Ferrier architecture

19:00 - 3 May, 2016
© Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly
  • Architects

  • Location

    Montpellier, France
  • Project Manager

    François Marquet
  • Architect Partner

    A+ Architecture
  • Area

    32000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +21

Call for Entries: The Jacques Rougerie Foundation International Architecture Competition 2016

18:00 - 3 May, 2016
Call for Entries: The Jacques Rougerie Foundation International Architecture Competition 2016

Architects, designers, engineers, artists, urban planners are given a unique opportunity to win one of the three prizes of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation - Institut de France by creating innovative and ambitious projects. These architectural projects based on emerging developments and a prospective vision should address some core issues of mankind: greater environmental, industrial and technical responsibilities, while taking sustainable development principles into account.

Cricket Shelter - Modular Insect Farm / Terreform ONE

17:00 - 3 May, 2016
Cricket Shelter - Modular Insect Farm / Terreform ONE, © Mitchell Joachim
© Mitchell Joachim

© Mitchell Joachim © Mitchell Joachim © Mitchell Joachim © Mitchell Joachim +13

Preview OMA's Installation for Met Museum Exhibition "Manus x Machina"

16:00 - 3 May, 2016
Preview OMA's Installation for Met Museum Exhibition "Manus x Machina", © Albert Vecerka and OMA
© Albert Vecerka and OMA

With the conclusion of this year’s Met Gala, on Thursday the public will have their first look at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new spring show, "Manus x Machina". According to the museum, “[the exhibition] will explore [an] ongoing dichotomy, in which hand and machine are presented as discordant tools in the creative process, and question the relationship and distinction between haute couture and ready-to-wear.” Occurring in the museum’s Robert Lehman Wing, a 1975 expansion by Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo, the exhibition design has been developed by Shohei Shigematsu of OMA New York. Organized by Andrew Bolton, the Curator of The Costume Institute, the exhibition will feature over 100 samples of “haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear, dating from an 1880s Worth gown to a 2015 Chanel suit.” Read on for a small preview of the exhibition, fashion, and spectacle of Manus x Machina, on view from May 5 - August 14.  

© Naho Kubota and OMA © Albert Vecerka and OMA © Albert Vecerka and OMA Courtesy of OMA +5

Villa + / Inarchitects

15:00 - 3 May, 2016
Courtesy of Inarchitects
Courtesy of Inarchitects
  • Architects

  • Location

    The Netherlands IJburg, 1087 Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Collaborators

    Mark Hekkert, Jelmer Sjoerdsma, Steve Schaft
  • Area

    240.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Inarchitects

Courtesy of Inarchitects Courtesy of Inarchitects Courtesy of Inarchitects Courtesy of Inarchitects +25

UC Riverside Student Recreation Center Expansion / CannonDesign

13:00 - 3 May, 2016
UC Riverside Student Recreation Center Expansion  / CannonDesign , © Bill Timmerman
© Bill Timmerman
  • Architects

  • Location

    Riverside, CA, USA
  • Principal In Charge

    Craig Hamilton, FAIA, LEED AP
  • Design Lead

    Carl Hampson, AIA, LEED AP
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman +20

Santiago Calatrava's Winning Design for the UAE Pavilion at the Dubai World Expo

12:45 - 3 May, 2016
Santiago Calatrava's Winning Design for the UAE Pavilion at the Dubai World Expo, Courtesy of Santiago Calatrava
Courtesy of Santiago Calatrava

Santiago Calatrava has won the competition to design the United Arab Emirates Pavilion for the Dubai World Expo in 2020. Nine finalists submitted 11 concepts that were evaluated on three criteria: their expression of Expo’s theme, “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,” whether the design was evocative of the UAE, and if a balance was struck between the country’s past and future. Calatrava’s design proposes a 15,000 square meter pavilion with exhibition areas, an auditorium, food and beverage outlets, and VIP lounges. The design is meant to evoke the wings of a falcon in flight, linking itself to the country’s history of falconry to emphasize the country’s present day goals of global connectedness.

Courtesy of Santiago Calatrava Courtesy of Santiago Calatrava Courtesy of Santiago Calatrava Courtesy of Santiago Calatrava +4

Call for Submissions: The Best Architecture Resumes

12:00 - 3 May, 2016
Call for Submissions: The Best Architecture Resumes , © roustignac via Shutterstock
© roustignac via Shutterstock

Are you proud of your resume? Not for what's contained in it—that part is super important, don't get us wrong—but for how it's visually presented and designed? Following the success of our business cards for architects post, we want our readers to share their innovative, eye-catching, well-formulated resumes (also called CVs, depending on where you live/work). 

If you think your resume has what it takes to be featured in a top-10 list, then send it over! 

Subtracted House / Seinfeld Arquitectos

11:00 - 3 May, 2016
Subtracted House /  Seinfeld Arquitectos, © Juan Solano Ojasi
© Juan Solano Ojasi

© Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi +26

8 Architecture Books to Read This Spring

09:45 - 3 May, 2016
8 Architecture Books to Read This Spring

For the architecture-obsessed reader, it can sometimes be tough to keep up with the publishing world. With architecture-related interests spanning from photography to philosophy, new books are released at an alarming rate and it can be difficult to spot the good from the bad. Fortunately, the good folks at Metropolis Magazine are here to help. In this article, excerpted from their list of 50 Architecture and Design Books to Read This Spring, Metropolis editors select the top architecture titles to come out this year to give you a helping hand in rounding out your reading list.

Constitución Public Library / Sebastian Irarrázaval

09:00 - 3 May, 2016
Constitución Public Library  / Sebastian Irarrázaval, © Felipe Díaz Contardo
© Felipe Díaz Contardo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Constitución, Chile
  • Collaborators

    Macarena Burdiles, Carlos Pesquera, Alicia Arguelles, Sebastián Mancera
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo +35

Dror Proposes New Vegetated Biosphere for Montreal

08:00 - 3 May, 2016
Dror Proposes New Vegetated Biosphere for Montreal, Courtesy of Dror
Courtesy of Dror

In anticipation of the upcoming 50th anniversary of Expo 67, Studio Dror has proposed a 150-meter-wide vegetated dome for Park Jean Drapeau, the original site of the World Fair. The new dome would complement Buckminster Fuller’s Biosphere, which was built as the US pavilion for Expo 67. 

Obelisks by Álvaro Siza and Alison and Peter Smithson Re-Erected in Rural England

06:30 - 3 May, 2016
Obelisks by Álvaro Siza and Alison and Peter Smithson Re-Erected in Rural England, 'Obelisk' / Alison and Peter Smithson. Image © James Morris
'Obelisk' / Alison and Peter Smithson. Image © James Morris

Two 'obelisks'—one by Álvaro Siza Vieira and another by Alison and Peter Smithson—have been re-erected in Shatwell, a "semi-derelict agricultural complex" deep in rural England. The monuments form part of an evolving programme of installations which Drawing Matter, an organisation founded by Niall Hobhouse "that champions the process of architecture through collecting, archiving and commissioning," will use to explore the relationship between architecture, sculpture and landscape.