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When Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier Had a Public Argument in The New York Times

07:00 - 26 May, 2017
When Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier Had a Public Argument in The New York Times, Left: Frank Lloyd Wright photographed by Al Ravenna. Image <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frank_Lloyd_Wright_portrait.jpg'>via Wikimedia</a> in Public Domain. Right: Le Corbusier. Image © Willy Rizzo
Left: Frank Lloyd Wright photographed by Al Ravenna. Image via Wikimedia in Public Domain. Right: Le Corbusier. Image © Willy Rizzo

Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier are both architects who were known for their grand and innovative ideas—as well as for their high esteem for their own opinions. The two did not, however, see eye to eye in their visions for the future of American cities and civilization. Both architects had utopian, all-encompassing plans for their ideal American city, combining social as well as architectural ideas. In 1932, both described these ideas in The New York Times; in these two articles Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier made their differing beliefs perfectly clear to the public.

Emerging Studio Wins Competition to Expand one of Norway’s Largest University Campuses

06:00 - 26 May, 2017
Emerging Studio Wins Competition to Expand one of Norway’s Largest University Campuses, New university buildings form a spatial framing, where the park is the unifying element. The square is enriched with small landscape interventions, and facilitates external business activities. (Illustration by Beauty and the Bit). Image Courtesy of KOHT Arkitekter
New university buildings form a spatial framing, where the park is the unifying element. The square is enriched with small landscape interventions, and facilitates external business activities. (Illustration by Beauty and the Bit). Image Courtesy of KOHT Arkitekter

KOHT Arkitekter has won an international competition to expand one of Norway’s s largest university campuses. The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim launched their masterplan competition in December last year, setting the deadline for the first stage in January 2017. The emerging studio, consisting of Anders Olivarius Bjærneseth (27), Kenneth Larssen Lønning (25), Jonas Velken Kverneland (27) and Christopher Wilkens (32) beat 39 competing proposals before winning in the two-stage competition.

North Lift. Image Courtesy of KOHT Arkitekter Promenade. Image Courtesy of KOHT Arkitekter Technology and University Centre, Innovation Square. Image Courtesy of KOHT Arkitekter Elgeseter Park. Image Courtesy of KOHT Arkitekter +16

The Roof House / Sigurd Larsen

05:00 - 26 May, 2017
The Roof House / Sigurd Larsen, © Tia Borgsmidt
© Tia Borgsmidt

© Tia Borgsmidt © Tia Borgsmidt © Tia Borgsmidt © Tia Borgsmidt +19

Modern Cave / Pitsou Kedem Architects

03:00 - 26 May, 2017
Modern Cave / Pitsou Kedem Architects, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron             © Amit Geron             © Amit Geron             © Amit Geron             +38

Headquarter System Industrie Electronic / marte.marte architects

02:00 - 26 May, 2017
Headquarter System Industrie Electronic / marte.marte architects, © Bruno Klomfar
© Bruno Klomfar

© Bruno Klomfar © Bruno Klomfar © Bruno Klomfar © Bruno Klomfar +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Millennium Pk., 6890 Lustenau, Austria
  • Architects in Charge

    Stefan Marte, Bernhard Marte
  • Area

    3200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2002
  • Photographs

LESS House / H.a

22:00 - 25 May, 2017
LESS House  / H.a, © Quang Dam
© Quang Dam

© Quang Dam © Quang Dam © Quang Dam © Quang Dam +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Area

    72.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

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