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Baan Klang Suan / ForX Design Studio

22:00 - 27 February, 2017
Baan Klang Suan / ForX Design Studio, © Tinnaphop Chawatin
© Tinnaphop Chawatin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ratchaburi, Thailand
  • Architects in Charge

    Atta Pornsumalee, Worawut Eksuwanchareon, Chatchawan Vongxaiburana
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Beigang Cultural Center / MAYU architects+

20:00 - 27 February, 2017
Beigang Cultural Center / MAYU architects+, © Shawn Liu Studio
© Shawn Liu Studio

© Shawn Liu Studio © Shawn Liu Studio © Shawn Liu Studio © Shawn Liu Studio +29

Terada House / Mizuno architecture design association

19:00 - 27 February, 2017
Terada House / Mizuno architecture design association, © Yoshiharu Hama / Studio melos
© Yoshiharu Hama / Studio melos

© Yoshiharu Hama / Studio melos © Yoshiharu Hama / Studio melos © Yoshiharu Hama / Studio melos © Yoshiharu Hama / Studio melos +21

Mandala Filling Station Phuc Duy / vn-a

17:00 - 27 February, 2017
Mandala Filling Station Phuc Duy / vn-a, © Robert Herrmann
© Robert Herrmann

© Robert Herrmann © Robert Herrmann © Robert Herrmann © Robert Herrmann +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dak Nong, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Tuấn Dũng Nguyễn, Thu Hương Thị Vũ
  • Area

    1700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

New Images of Studio Gang's Solar Carve Tower Revealed as Project Gets Underway

16:10 - 27 February, 2017
© Neoscape. Courtesy Studio Gang
© Neoscape. Courtesy Studio Gang

New renderings have been revealed of Studio Gang’s Solar Carve Tower, located at 40 10th Avenue along the High Line in New York City, as the project gets set to begin construction. Initially conceived by the architects in 2012, the tower was presented to New York’s Board of Standards and Appeals on four occasions before finally receiving planning approval in November 2015. In the new images, the building’s interiors and roof terrace are seen for the first time, as well as its relationship to the nearby Pier 55, the proposed park along the Hudson Waterfront designed by Heatherwick Studio.

© Neoscape. Courtesy Studio Gang The Solar Carve Tower, with Pier 55 in the foreground. Image © Neoscape. Courtesy Studio Gang © Neoscape. Courtesy Studio Gang © Neoscape. Courtesy Studio Gang +6

Country House in Lanaudière / STOA ARCHITECTURE

15:00 - 27 February, 2017
Country House in Lanaudière / STOA ARCHITECTURE, © Normand Rajotte
© Normand Rajotte

© Normand Rajotte © Normand Rajotte © Normand Rajotte © Normand Rajotte +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chertsey, QC, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Louise Bédard
  • Project Team

    Louise Bédard, Karime Duranceau, Stéphanie Desautels, Stéphane Piché
  • Area

    420.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

8 Architectural Winter Stations Brighten Up Toronto's Beaches

14:05 - 27 February, 2017
8 Architectural Winter Stations Brighten Up Toronto's Beaches, The Beacon / Joao Araujo Sousa and Joanna Correia Silva. Image © Khristel Stecher
The Beacon / Joao Araujo Sousa and Joanna Correia Silva. Image © Khristel Stecher

Eight “Winter Stations” have been installed along Toronto’s beachfront, injecting new life into the shoreline during the Canadian city’s winter months. Completed as a result of the annual Winter Stations design competition, the eight projects responded to this year’s theme of “Catalyst,” which sought installations that “open up the waterfront landscape and reinvent the space for visitors” while considering how materials may be repurposed or reused for future iterations.

Kuvasz house / Estudio Galera

13:00 - 27 February, 2017
© Diego Medina
© Diego Medina

© Diego Medina © Diego Medina © Diego Medina © Diego Medina +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cariló, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
  • Architect in Charge

    Ariel Galera
  • Area

    220.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Renzo Piano Designs 36-Story Hotel and Apartment Tower in San Francisco

12:00 - 27 February, 2017
Renzo Piano Designs 36-Story Hotel and Apartment Tower in San Francisco, © Steelblue / Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Courtesy San Francisco Planning Department
© Steelblue / Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Courtesy San Francisco Planning Department

Plans for 555 Howard, a mixed-use hotel and residential tower to be located in San Francisco’s Transbay neighborhood, have been revealed by the city’s Planning Department. Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop for developer Pacific Eagle, the 36-story tower would house 69 residential units and 255 hotel rooms, as well as a publicly-accessible open-air rooftop terrace. The project represents Piano’s second project in the city, following 2008’s California Academy of Sciences.

© Steelblue / Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Courtesy San Francisco Planning Department © Steelblue / Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Courtesy San Francisco Planning Department © Steelblue / Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Courtesy San Francisco Planning Department © Steelblue / Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Courtesy San Francisco Planning Department +8

Eclipse / FAHR 021.3

11:00 - 27 February, 2017
Eclipse  / FAHR 021.3, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +27

Spotlight: Lúcio Costa

10:30 - 27 February, 2017
Spotlight: Lúcio Costa, The monumental axis central to Costa's plan. Image © Limongi
The monumental axis central to Costa's plan. Image © Limongi

Brazilian planner, preservationist and modernist thinker Lúcio Costa  (27 Feburary 1902 - 13 June 1998) is best known for his 1957 plan of Brasília that shaped the Brazilian capital into a monument to utopian modernism. A resolute and often controversial figure in the Brazilian establishment, Costa’s contributions to Brazilian architecture helped to shape the distinctive modernism that was practically Brazil’s official style until the 1980s.

6 Unique Long Weekend Travel Ideas for Architects

09:30 - 27 February, 2017
6 Unique Long Weekend Travel Ideas for Architects

The "architectural pilgrimage" is much more than just everyday tourism. Studying and admiring a building through text and images often creates a hunger in architects, thanks to the space between the limitations of 2D representation and the true experience of the building. Seeing a building in person that one has long loved from a distance can become something of a spiritual experience, and architects often plan vacations around favorite or important spaces. But too often, architects become transfixed by a need to visit the same dozen European cities that have come to make up the traveling architect's bucket list.

The list here shares some sites that may not have made your list just yet. Although somewhat less well known than the canonical cities, the architecture of these six cities is sure to hold its ground against the world's best. The locations here make ideal long weekend trips (depending of course on where you are traveling from), although it never hurts to have more than a few days to really become immersed in a city. We have selected a few must-see buildings from each location, but each has even more to offer than what you see here—so don't be afraid to explore!

Osler House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Suzana Glogowski

09:00 - 27 February, 2017
Osler House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Suzana Glogowski, © Pedro Vannucchi
© Pedro Vannucchi

© Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi +29

Farrells Unveils Design for High-Speed Railway Terminus in Singapore

08:00 - 27 February, 2017
Farrells Unveils Design for High-Speed Railway Terminus in Singapore, © Farrells
© Farrells

Architecture and urban design firm, Farrells, in collaboration with AECOM, have won the competitive tender to design the Singapore terminus of the new Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail.

Sited in Singapore’s “futuristic second Central Business District” of Jurong Lake, the design was conceived as a new civic landmark and a part of the district’s new master plan currently in development by the Urban Redevelopment Authority and a team of consultants led by KCAP Architects & Planners.

While the railway station’s platforms are located below ground, the design aims to create an above-ground focal point that will mark the station as a new international gateway to Singapore.

Does it Pay to Invest in Good Architecture? The Case of 'The Iceberg' in Aarhus, Denmark

06:00 - 27 February, 2017
Does it Pay to Invest in Good Architecture? The Case of 'The Iceberg' in Aarhus, Denmark, The Iceberg / CEBRA + JDS + SeARCH + Louis Paillard Architects. Image © José Tomás Franco
The Iceberg / CEBRA + JDS + SeARCH + Louis Paillard Architects. Image © José Tomás Franco

It is often said that architecture only makes projects more expensive. That architects only add a series of arbitrary and capricious complexities that could be avoided in order to lower their costs, and that the project could still work exactly the same without them. Is this true in all cases?

Although they are more profitable economically, human beings don't seem to be happy inhabiting cold concrete boxes without receiving sunlight or a breeze everynow and then, or in an unsafe neighborhood where there's no possibility to meet your friends and family outdoors. Quality in architecture is a value that sooner or later will deliver something in return. 

Balance is key, and a good design will never be complete if it's not economically efficient. How do we achieve this ideal? We reviewed the design process for 'The Iceberg' in Aarhus, Denmark. A project that managed to convince the authorities and investors when proposing a high-impact and tight-budget design, which in its form seeks to respond to the objective of guaranteeing the quality of life of its users and their neighbors. 

The Iceberg, Model. Image © José Tomás Franco Mikkel Frost, Founding Partner of CEBRA, explaining us 'The Iceberg' during the Press Tour of The Architecture Project. Image © José Tomás Franco The Iceberg / CEBRA + JDS + SeARCH + Louis Paillard Architects. Image © José Tomás Franco The Iceberg / CEBRA + JDS + SeARCH + Louis Paillard Architects. Image © José Tomás Franco +15

The Green House / URBAstudios

05:00 - 27 February, 2017
The Green House  / URBAstudios, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Nuno Alves de Carvalho
  • Area

    49.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Lighthouse Interiors: Call for Entries

05:00 - 27 February, 2017
Lighthouse Interiors: Call for Entries

CODE – Competitions for Designers – and Gruppo Romani S.p.A. announce “Lighthouse Interior," a competition for designers and creatives for luxury ceramics. The jury gathers outstanding personalities like Savin Couëlle, Clemente Busiri Vici jr, Martino Gamper, Ken Eastman and Manuel Aires Mateus. A total amount of €10,000 in cash prize will be awarded to the winner proposals and the first prize will be realized.

Lighthouse Interiors: Call for Entries Lighthouse Interiors: Call for Entries Lighthouse Interiors: Call for Entries Lighthouse Interiors: Call for Entries +8

Confórmi: How Visual References Echo Through the Ages

04:00 - 27 February, 2017
Confórmi: How Visual References Echo Through the Ages, Alvaro Siza Vieira, Wohnhaus Schlesisches Tor (Bonjour Tristesse), Berlin, 1980-1984 — Alvar Aalto, MIT Baker House Dormitory, Cambridge, MA, USA, 1947-1948. Image © Davide Trabucco
Alvaro Siza Vieira, Wohnhaus Schlesisches Tor (Bonjour Tristesse), Berlin, 1980-1984 — Alvar Aalto, MIT Baker House Dormitory, Cambridge, MA, USA, 1947-1948. Image © Davide Trabucco

Confórmi (also on Instagram) is a project which began two years ago as a way to manage its curator's visual references. Bologna-based Davide Trabucco, the curator in question, describes the archive as "a personal work-instrument" that positions apparently dichotic elements into a visual relationship with each other. All of these images, Trabucco believes, "are already present in our collective imagery and in visual culture." Their visual impact is clear: formally and aesthetically, each visual pairing "is immediately understandable – even to the uninitiated."

Alvar Aalto, Silo, Toppila | Oulu, Finland, 1931 — Herzog & De Meuron, Feltrinelli Porta Volta, Milano, Italy, 2008-2016. Image © Davide Trabucco Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, Bürohaus Friedrichstraße, Berlin, 1929 — Herzog & De Meuron, Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, 2003-2016. Image © Davide Trabucco Louis Kahn, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, USA, 1959-1965 — Bas Princen, Ringroad (Ceuta-Fnideq), 2007. Image © Davide Trabucco Le Corbusier, Tower of Shadows, Chandigarh, India, 1957 — “Ecomostro” | Blot on the Landscape, Ostuni, Italy, 1980. Image © Davide Trabucco +19