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Paradise Gardens / Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

13:00 - 20 July, 2017
Paradise Gardens / Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, © Nick Gutteridge
© Nick Gutteridge

© Paul Riddle © Nick Gutteridge © Nick Gutteridge © Paul Riddle +10

Renderings Revealed of Gehry Partners' Future Tree-Covered Playa Vista Office

12:30 - 20 July, 2017
Renderings Revealed of Gehry Partners' Future Tree-Covered Playa Vista Office , via LA Department of City Planning
via LA Department of City Planning

Renderings for a new office building in the Playa Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles designed by Gehry Partners have been revealed in documents released by the LA Department of City Planning. Called New Beatrice West, the eight-story development consists of a series of terraced glass boxes, capped with abundant vegetation aimed at contributing passive energy-efficiency to the complex. The new building will integrate an existing adjacent office building that currently houses the offices of Gehry Partners.

via LA Department of City Planning via LA Department of City Planning via LA Department of City Planning via LA Department of City Planning +5

Santa Fe de Bogotá Foundation / El Equipo de Mazzanti

11:00 - 20 July, 2017
Santa Fe de Bogotá Foundation / El Equipo de Mazzanti, © Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango

© Alejandro Arango © Alejandro Arango © Andrés Valbuena Courtesy of El Equipo de Mazzanti +63

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
  • Architect in Charge

    Giancarlo Mazzanti
  • Design Team

    Giancarlo Mazzanti, Sebastián Negret, Fredy Fortich, Alberto Aranda, Felipe Pombo, Rocío Lamprea, César Grisales, Juan Sebastián Muñoz, Lorenza Baroncelli, Marcela Gómez, Julián Gaviria
  • Area

    32000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Alejandro Aravena on Moving Architecture "From the Specificity of the Problem to the Ambiguity of the Question"

09:30 - 20 July, 2017
Alejandro Aravena on Moving Architecture "From the Specificity of the Problem to the Ambiguity of the Question", © Álvaro González
© Álvaro González

This interview with the winner of the 2016 Pritzker Prize, Alejandro Aravena, was published last year in Issue 31 of Revista AOA, a Spanish-language magazine published by the Association of Architecture Offices of Chile. The interview was conducted by the editorial committee of Revista AOA—represented by Yves Besançon, Francisca Pulido and Tomás Swettand is accompanied by photographs by Álvaro González. Aravena's openness and warmth allowed them to deliver a profound questionnaire about his thoughts and architectural projections, especially in light of Aravena's Venice Biennale which took place last year.

Open Source House / studiolada architects

09:00 - 20 July, 2017
Open Source House / studiolada architects, © Olivier Mathiotte
© Olivier Mathiotte

© Olivier Mathiotte © Olivier Mathiotte © Olivier Mathiotte © Olivier Mathiotte +42

Serious Question: Do Architects Learn Enough About Construction and Materials?

08:00 - 20 July, 2017
Serious Question: Do Architects Learn Enough About Construction and Materials?, © Leewardists
© Leewardists

Have you ever visited a worksite and thought, "Wow, this contractor knows a lot more about construction than I do"? Have you had to change your original design because it was too difficult to construct or because it exceeded the budget? Do you think you're good at creating well-designed, efficient spaces but you're not so good when it comes to resolving the project's details?

Chances are you've found yourself in one or more of these situations, especially if you are a recent graduate. And depending on where and how you were educated, most students learn about construction and materials as it relates to the particular projects they are designing in school. Some people dedicate their career to the construction side of things--choosing classes, studios, and jobs that are focused on more technical, real-world training; others decide to focus their studies on urbanism, landscape architecture or the history of architecture. Finally, it also highly depends on the specific strength and concentration of the school you attend. 

In spite of the differences that make our profession one rich in diverse interests and allows us to create many different kinds of buildings, the educational deficit (as it relates to materials and construction), prevents us from perhaps exercising the most significant parts of our job: the architect's ability to bring designs to life. 

How Earthbags and Glass Bottles Can 'Build' a Community

06:00 - 20 July, 2017

A design by C-re-a.i.d. for a Maasai village in northern Tanzania, is a morphological response to the imposed need to settle, using sustainable, local and accessible materials to redefine its construction culture.

The project is built by a series of earthbags and glass bottles that in addition to generating private and comfortable spaces, allow a quick and easy construction.

2 Arper Pavilions / MAIO

05:00 - 20 July, 2017
2 Arper Pavilions / MAIO, © Jose Hevia
© Jose Hevia

© Jose Hevia © Jose Hevia © Jose Hevia © Jose Hevia +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Foro Buonaparte, 65, 20121 Milano MI, Italia
  • Area

    1080.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

FR-EE's Museo Soumaya Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu

04:00 - 20 July, 2017
FR-EE's Museo Soumaya Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

The Museo Soumaya, which opened to the public in 2011, is one of the more striking cultural landmarks on the skyline of Mexico City. Designed by FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise, the space accommodates and displays a private art collection of nearly 70,000 works spanning the 15th to the mid-20th Centuries, including the world’s largest private collection of Auguste Rodin sculptures. In this photo-essay, photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu has turned his lens to this – a rotated rhomboid clad in a skin of 16,000 hexagonal mirrored-steel panels.

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu +38

Skissernas Museum / Elding Oscarson

03:00 - 20 July, 2017
Skissernas Museum / Elding Oscarson, © Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman +32

HM Residence / CUBYC architects

02:00 - 20 July, 2017
HM Residence / CUBYC architects, © Cafeïne – Thomas De Bruyne
© Cafeïne – Thomas De Bruyne

© Cafeïne – Thomas De Bruyne © Cafeïne – Thomas De Bruyne © Cafeïne – Thomas De Bruyne © Cafeïne – Thomas De Bruyne +18

Meat Restaurant "Sazha" / YOD design lab

00:00 - 20 July, 2017
Meat Restaurant "Sazha" / YOD design lab, © Andriy Avdeenko
© Andriy Avdeenko

© Andriy Avdeenko © Andriy Avdeenko © Andriy Avdeenko © Andriy Avdeenko +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kharkivs'ka St, 9, Sumy, Sums'ka oblast, Ukraine
  • Architects in Charge

    Maxim Netreba, Dmitro Chukhleb, Sergiy Andriyenko
  • Area

    330.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

ICRIER / vir.mueller architects

22:00 - 19 July, 2017
ICRIER / vir.mueller architects, © Andre J. Fanthome
© Andre J. Fanthome

© Andre J. Fanthome © Andre J. Fanthome © Andre J. Fanthome © Andre J. Fanthome +14

Town Folktales / FON STUDIO

20:00 - 19 July, 2017
Town Folktales / FON STUDIO, Courtesy of FON STUDIO
Courtesy of FON STUDIO

Courtesy of FON STUDIO Courtesy of FON STUDIO Courtesy of FON STUDIO Courtesy of FON STUDIO +63

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dushan County ,Guizhou Province, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Jin Boan
  • Design Team

    Li Hongzhen, Luo Shuanghua
  • Area

    480.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017

2017 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist Announced for UK’s Best New Building

19:01 - 19 July, 2017
2017 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist Announced for UK’s Best New Building

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the shortlist of six projects competing for the 2017 Stirling Prize, the UK’s most prestigious award for architecture, given to the building “that has made the biggest contribution to the evolution of architecture in a given year.” Selected from the list of national award winners, the finalist buildings range from an elegantly detailed photographer’s studio in west London, to an immense new campus for the City of Glasgow College.

“This year’s shortlisted schemes show exceptionally creative, beautifully considered and carefully detailed buildings that have made every single penny count,” said RIBA President Jane Duncan. “Commissioned at the end of the recession, they are an accolade to a creative profession at the top of its game. Each of these outstanding projects has transformed their local area and delights those who are lucky enough to visit, live, study or work in them.

“This year’s shortlist typifies everything that is special about UK architecture: this is not just a collection of exceptionally well designed buildings but spaces and places of pure beauty, surprise and delight.”

The winner of the Stirling Prize will be announced on October 31st.

Villa in Chennai / Inventarchitects

19:00 - 19 July, 2017
Villa in Chennai  / Inventarchitects, © Dinesh Jayavel
© Dinesh Jayavel

© Dinesh Jayavel © Dinesh Jayavel © Dinesh Jayavel © Dinesh Jayavel +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dr BP Rajan Road, Old Vandipalayam, Uthandi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600119, India
  • Architect in Charge

    D.Vivek kumar, R.Nanda devi
  • Area

    455.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Wallan Veterinary Hospital / Crosshatch

17:00 - 19 July, 2017
Wallan Veterinary Hospital  / Crosshatch, © Jaime Diaz-Berrio
© Jaime Diaz-Berrio

© Jaime Diaz-Berrio © Jaime Diaz-Berrio © Jaime Diaz-Berrio © Jaime Diaz-Berrio +30

Little-Known Floating Concert Hall Designed by Louis Kahn Faces Demolition

16:00 - 19 July, 2017
Little-Known Floating Concert Hall Designed by Louis Kahn Faces Demolition, © <a href='http://https://www.flickr.com/photos/spablab/3789270610/in/photolist-6LR18U-6fVSsc-6HZDsy-6LLR7H-6HZrQ7/'>Flickr user spablab</a>. Licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0
© Flickr user spablab. Licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

One of Louis Kahn’s most unique and lesser-known projects, the floating concert hall known as Point Counterpoint II, is at risk of demolition, reports the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

Built from 1964 to ’67  as part of celebrations for the American Bicentennial, the 195-foot-long vessel has since been used as the waterborne home of the American Wind Symphony Orchestra (AWSO), allowing the group to take their own venue places as far away as Paris, France and St. Petersburg, Russia. Along with circular doorways and portholes, the structure features a 75-foot-wide stage that can be opened and closed using a hydraulic lift system.