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Sheikh Nahyan Centre for Arabic Studies & Intercultural Dialogue / Fouad Samara Architects

00:00 - 24 August, 2017
Sheikh Nahyan Centre for Arabic Studies & Intercultural Dialogue / Fouad Samara Architects, © Ieva Saudargaite
© Ieva Saudargaite

© Ieva Saudargaite © Ieva Saudargaite © Ieva Saudargaite © Ieva Saudargaite +56

Roof and Rectangular House / Jun Igarashi Architects

22:00 - 23 August, 2017
Roof and Rectangular House / Jun Igarashi Architects, © Ikuya Sasaki
© Ikuya Sasaki

© Ikuya Sasaki © Ikuya Sasaki © Ikuya Sasaki © Ikuya Sasaki +30

Chui Yuan / Shanghai HuaDu Architecture and Urban Design Group

20:00 - 23 August, 2017
Chui Yuan / Shanghai HuaDu Architecture and Urban Design Group, © Su Shengliang
© Su Shengliang

© Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang +45

TAJ | The Incomplete Story of Love

19:30 - 23 August, 2017
TAJ | The Incomplete Story of Love, TAJ | The Incomplete Story of Love
TAJ | The Incomplete Story of Love

The aim of the competition is to rejuvenate the land on the other side of the Taj Mahal, across the river; on the site of the Mehtab Bagh. The Mehtab Bagh must not remain a separate tourist destination to visit, just to get another view of the Mughal marvel, Taj Mahal; but act as an extension of its beautiful architecture, into a harmonious continuation on the other side of the river. Taj Mahal is often referred to as the symbol of love. The design intervention should aim at propagating the message of love through the language of art and architecture.

Thailand Creative and Design Center / Department of Architecture

19:00 - 23 August, 2017
Thailand Creative and Design Center / Department of Architecture, © W Workspace
© W Workspace

© W Workspace © W Workspace © W Workspace © W Workspace +40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Lead Architects

    Twitee Vajrabhaya, Amata Luphaiboon
  • Design Team

    Peerapat Singkalvanich, Penlada Somjaidee, Komkrich Thonglaem, Tanasab Apiwannarat, Worrawit Leangweeradech, Tanapat Phanlert, Phasit Rattanachaisit, T-mah Chaivuthigornvanit
  • Area

    9950.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

ALL SH Store / Linehouse

17:00 - 23 August, 2017
ALL SH Store / Linehouse, © Dirk Weiblen
© Dirk Weiblen

Herzog & de Meuron Designs New Campus for Berggruen Institute in the Los Angeles Hills

16:30 - 23 August, 2017
Herzog & de Meuron Designs New Campus for Berggruen Institute in the Los Angeles Hills, © Herzog & de Meuron
© Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron, in collaboration with Michel Desvigne Paysagiste, Inessa Hansch and executive architect Gensler, have revealed designs for a new “Scholars’ Campus” for global think tank the Berggruen Institute to be located in the Santa Monica Mountains overlooking the city of Los Angeles.

Inspired by the designs of traditional monasteries and hilltop villages, the scheme is rooted in the restoration and appreciation of the landscape. Along with the series of structures containing the Institue’s residence, meeting and study spaces, over 90% of the 447-acre site will be preserved as natural open space.

© Herzog & de Meuron © Herzog & de Meuron © Herzog & de Meuron © Herzog & de Meuron +7

Mercado del Rio / Morales Vicaria Arquitectura

15:00 - 23 August, 2017
Mercado del Rio / Morales Vicaria Arquitectura, © Julian Restrepo
© Julian Restrepo

© Julian Restrepo © Julian Restrepo © Julian Restrepo © Julian Restrepo +23

The World's First Hologram Table is Here, and Could Be Yours for $47,000

14:10 - 23 August, 2017
The World's First Hologram Table is Here, and Could Be Yours for $47,000, Courtesy of Euclideon Holographics
Courtesy of Euclideon Holographics

After years of movie magic made hologram tables the objects of our futuristic affections, the technology to create our own Star Wars- or Minority Report-esque setup is finally here.

Australian company Euclideon has developed the world’s first multi-user hologram table, which allows four people to interact simultaneously with images projected onto the table surface. And unlike other AR technology currently available, the system operates without those clunky headsets that take you out of the immersive, real-world experience; instead, the company has produced sleek, motion-tracking glasses than look like a cousin of your favorite sunnies.

Arts District Loft / Marmol Radziner

13:00 - 23 August, 2017
Arts District Loft / Marmol Radziner, © Jessie Webster
© Jessie Webster

© Jessie Webster © Jessie Webster © Jessie Webster © Jessie Webster +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Lead Architects

    Leo Marmol, Ron Radziner
  • Area

    2000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Participate in the Observatory of the 11th São Paulo Architecture Biennial

12:15 - 23 August, 2017

The Observatory of the 11th São Paulo Architecture Biennial aims to map, articulate and democratize instruments that provoke discussions, propose the editing and transformation of the city. It acknowledges punctual actions that, while placed in different circumstances, point out strategic matters to rethink the contemporary metropolis. The selected works are organized as individual files and include formats such as photo essays, guides of use and exploration of the city, manuals for the transformation and local action, investigation work, among many other formats. Besides the research carried out at the Studio of the Biennial (currently counting with more than 500 initiatives compiled), other references will be added up based on the work received in the Open Calls. Through this initiative, the Biennial will leave a legacy to the city, collectivizing the access and opening the debate about an array of initiatives that target the urban transformation. Participate on this large, global archive and send your project or initiative in our Open Calls. 

Mecanoo Selected to Transform Perth City Hall in Scotland into New Cultural Center

12:00 - 23 August, 2017
Mecanoo Selected to Transform Perth City Hall in Scotland into New Cultural Center , Main Space. Image © Mecanoo Architecten
Main Space. Image © Mecanoo Architecten

Mecanoo has been selected to design the renovation of the historically landmarked Perth City Hall in Scotland, transforming the building into a new cultural facility through a series of sensitive interventions and a reimagined space flow. Envisioned as a new gateway to Perth, the scheme will pull from the city’s history and culture to create a place that is accessible to all.

Cafe. Image © Mecanoo Architecten Aerial View. Image © Mecanoo Architecten Learning Center. Image © Mecanoo Architecten © <a href='http://https://www.flickr.com/photos/ninian_reid/21767259146/in/photolist-zauTMu-9Qs2tp-d4Fmpy-d4FjcL-9QuQJd-d4FhDW-d4EZ17-9QuQSY-ed34J3-X1CA4S-9QuR9W-9Qs2cc-s8snXL-9QuRbQ-d4F2GU-9QuQFU-9QuQVd-fDW28n-s8reEJ-T1PJh7-cosyCC-hhAoPj-9Qs2re-9QuQEf-9QuQXb-8CKAqT-pdAt2S-fSbRmh-UezWwG-VZMpkq-pdAyV5-fDVZ3Z-rtdLsp-puNBvX-pwCro4-pb5sgT-X1CB61-d4FaXj-d4EWLY-d4F54A-cosBk1-d4F7Do-9JmUh1-nFzoL3-9pYwWY-yuQxQ-v5M5eB-cotc3w-brazGr-d4FeJ3'>Flickr user ninian_reid</a>. Licensed under CC BY 2.0. ImagePerth City Hall today +5

Playster Headquarters / ACDF Architecture

11:00 - 23 August, 2017
Playster Headquarters / ACDF Architecture, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Project Team

    Maxime-Alexis Frappier, Joan Renaud, Veronica Lalli, Martin St-Georges, Alain Larivée, Valérie Soucy
  • Area

    1670.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Rereading Jane Jacobs: 10 Lessons for the 21st Century from "The Death and Life of Great American Cities"

09:30 - 23 August, 2017
Rereading Jane Jacobs: 10 Lessons for the 21st Century from "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" , Image <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jane_Jacobs.jpg'>via Wikimedia</a>, photograph by Phil Stanziola (Public Domain)
Image via Wikimedia, photograph by Phil Stanziola (Public Domain)

This article was originally published by Common Edge as "10 Lessons Learned by Rereading Jane Jacobs."

Last week I was in the middle of packing and came across a well-thumbed copy of The Death and Life of Great American Cities. I don’t remember when I read the book, but it was way more than twenty years ago (and predates my professional involvement with cities). As a very belated tribute to the anniversary of her 100th birthday, I decided to dip back into that remarkable book. Here’s ten takeaways from the godmother of the American city.

Boathouse / Cibinel Architecture

09:05 - 23 August, 2017
Boathouse / Cibinel Architecture, © Jerry Grajewski
© Jerry Grajewski

© Jerry Grajewski © Jerry Grajewski © Jerry Grajewski © Jerry Grajewski +12

Norman Foster Is 82 And He Instagrams Better Than You Do

08:00 - 23 August, 2017

Looking at the Hearst tower made out of Lego

A post shared by Norman Robert Foster (@officialnormanfoster) on

Norman Foster only began to casually upload photos to Instagram earlier this year. But don’t be fooled by his short tenure on the seven-year-old social media platform. At the ripe old age of 82, the British architect has demonstrated that his talents go far beyond designing buildings.

What makes Norman Foster’s Instagram feed more charming than Bjarke Ingels’, or more impressive that Richard Branson’s, is a complex mix of je ne sais quoi, athletic prowess, and a taste of the “he’s just like us!” Architects love that the photos provide behind-the-scenes insight into the life of one of the most prolific and revered professionals of our time. Behind the accolades and behind the Barony, we discover a man swimming, biking, rowing, and helicoptering his way into his eighth decade. It’s reassuring to see that an architect who has always sought to stand at the vanguard of the innovative and the bold doesn’t show signs of letting up anytime soon.

Lord Foster’s Instagram posts show us positive, human endeavors that we should respect as a profession: spending time with family, taking a vacation, and, most importantly, enjoying his work as an architect – a creative passion, or way of living, that permeates everything we do. If we are indeed moving beyond the age of “cults of personality” cultivated by the media, it’s fascinating to see that Norman Foster is taking full advantage of the one-to-one relationship between public figure and the public by openly showing us what he enjoys, treasures, and strives to achieve.

Álvaro Siza and Others Imagine Possible Scenarios for a Reconstructed Syria

07:00 - 23 August, 2017

Sketch for Syria, a project initiated by by Marco Ballarin and Jacopo Galli at IUAV, Venice, has brought together 150 architects from 26 nations in a large-scale effort to "imagine, trace and share possible scenarios" for Syria, following the recent devastation of the lives of its citizens and a significant amount of its architectural heritage.

In response to the United Nations' (UN-ESCWA) drafting of an agenda on July 14th, 2016 to consider ways of reconstructing the country, this drawing project has attracted contributions from the likes of Álvaro Siza, Philippe Rahm, Peter Wilson, and Francisco Aires Mateus.

Marco Ferrari / Italy. Image © Sketch for Syria Sean Godsell / Australia. Image © Sketch for Syria Philippe Rahm / France. Image © Sketch for Syria Ahmed Al Sahli / Syria. Image © Sketch for Syria +19

shedkm's £130 Billion Mixed Use Masterplan to Facilitate Brighton's Economic and Creative Revitalisation

06:00 - 23 August, 2017
shedkm's £130 Billion Mixed Use Masterplan to Facilitate Brighton's Economic and Creative Revitalisation, © Picture Plane
© Picture Plane

Designed by London and Liverpool based practice shedkm, construction is underway on Circus Street, an exemplary urban design for a mixed-use innovation quarter in Brighton that aims to celebrate the diverse architectural styles and individuals that populate the city. Working with regeneration developers U+I, shedkm’s masterplan works with an existing abandoned fruit and vegetable market to create “a strong sense of place, distinct yet in tune with the unique city of Brighton and its people.” 

The start on site is a major milestone in our journey to create a new urban quarter in Brighton, which, through the belief and dedication of all stakeholders and individuals, has become a significant placemaking venture in our portfolio, explained Hazel Rounding, director at shedkm.