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T2 retail shop / General Design

01:00 - 2 January, 2013
T2 retail shop / General Design, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect

    Shin Ohori
  • Area

    99.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Mountain Research / General Design

01:00 - 30 December, 2012
Mountain Research / General Design, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Minamisaku District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect

    Shin Ohori
  • Area

    261.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

AD College Guide: CAED at CalPoly San Luis Obispo

00:00 - 27 December, 2012
AD College Guide: CAED at CalPoly San Luis Obispo, Student-designed and -built 'flying bow' along Cal Poly's three-mile Poly Canyon Experimental Structures Lab. Courtesy (© Terry Tyson via Flickr). Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
Student-designed and -built 'flying bow' along Cal Poly's three-mile Poly Canyon Experimental Structures Lab. Courtesy (© Terry Tyson via Flickr). Used under Creative Commons

The economy is an issue on everyone’s mind and has been since the Crash of 2008. People around the world are cognizant of global issues precisely because we have all finally realized that nations do not and cannot behave as independent economic entities. The multiple economic crises reverberate through economies on all continents. 

Given this situation, professionals in the architecture field—practitioners, teachers, and writers—have each tried to address the subject in meaningful ways that acknowledge the hardships while reassuring their colleagues and potential students that, eventually, things will be alright.

House in Sakurajyosui / General Design

01:00 - 27 December, 2012
House in Sakurajyosui / General Design, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Suginami, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect

    Shin Ohori
  • Area

    121.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

La Baldufa Kindergarten / ONL Arquitectura

01:00 - 14 December, 2012
La Baldufa Kindergarten  / ONL Arquitectura, © Gianluca Giaccone
© Gianluca Giaccone

© Gianluca Giaccone © Gianluca Giaccone © Gianluca Giaccone © Gianluca Giaccone +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer Conflent Olesa de Montserrat
  • Design Team

    Gianluca Giaccone, Giorgia Sgarbossa, Mar Balcells (student)
  • Area

    898.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Huis aan ‘t laar / 51N4E

01:00 - 7 December, 2012
Huis aan ‘t laar / 51N4E, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin Courtesy of 51N4E +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zoersel, Belgium
  • 51N4E partners

    Johan Anrys, Freek Persyn, Peter Swinnen
  • 51N4E team

    Karel Verstraeten, Jan Opdekamp, Aline Neirynck, Paul Steinbrück
  • Area

    1320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Filip Dujardin , Courtesy of 51N4E

Usagui Teahouse / Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio

01:00 - 3 December, 2012
Usagui Teahouse / Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio, © Daisuke Nakashima
© Daisuke Nakashima

© Daisuke Nakashima © Daisuke Nakashima © Daisuke Nakashima © Daisuke Nakashima +8

G1 House / Gabriel Rivera Arquitectos

01:00 - 2 December, 2012
G1 House /  Gabriel Rivera Arquitectos, © Sebastian Crespo
© Sebastian Crespo

© Sebastian Crespo © Sebastian Crespo © Sebastian Crespo © Sebastian Crespo +20

3m Italia Headquarters / Mario Cucinella Architects

01:00 - 30 November, 2012
3m Italia Headquarters / Mario Cucinella Architects, © Daniele Domenicali
© Daniele Domenicali

© Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pioltello, Milan, Italy
  • Project Team

    Mario Cucinella, David Hirsch, Luca Bertacchi, Julissa Guttara, Michele Olivieri, Linda Larice, Luca Stramigioli
  • Area

    11300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Drents Archive / Zecc Architecten

01:00 - 30 November, 2012
Drents Archive / Zecc Architecten, © Cornbread Works
© Cornbread Works

© Cornbread Works © Cornbread Works © Cornbread Works © Cornbread Works +40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Assen, Nederland
  • Project Architect

    Bart Kellerhuis
  • Project Team

    Marnix van der Meer, Steven Nobel René de Korte, Roy van Maarseveen, Tom Leerkes, Sien Wittevrongel, Elise Bylo, Kathy Vanhoenacker
  • Area

    3300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

House in Blacksod Bay / Tierney Haines Architects

01:00 - 30 November, 2012
House in Blacksod Bay / Tierney Haines Architects, © Stephen Tierney
© Stephen Tierney

© Stephen Tierney © Stephen Tierney © Stephen Tierney © Stephen Tierney +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mayo, Ireland
  • Project Team

    Stephen Tierney, James Casey, Gabriella Regina, Sandy Rendel, Alex Doran, Amy Fitzgerald.
  • Engineer

    EDPM, Frank Endicott, Alan Guildea
  • Lighting Design

    Contemporary Lighting Solutions, James Hornsby
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Arteology / Atelier 37.2

01:00 - 29 November, 2012
Arteology / Atelier 37.2, Courtesy of atelier 37-2
Courtesy of atelier 37-2

Courtesy of atelier 37-2 Courtesy of atelier 37-2 Courtesy of atelier 37-2 Courtesy of atelier 37-2 +6

  • Architects

  • Location

    Auvergne region, France
  • Collaborators

    Anna Checchi, Giorgio Davi’, Pascal Schaller, Christine Vergez
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of atelier 37-2

Two Degrees of Separation, Part 2: Architects Must Lead on Climate Change

00:00 - 28 November, 2012
Two Degrees of Separation, Part 2: Architects Must Lead on Climate Change

Last week I asked how architecture can ramp up its efforts to do all it can to help limit climate change. Sandy is a turning point. It will take action on the part of the profession and its members to make this turning point meaningful. Turning points are easily forgotten after the panels have been convened and the articles written. The vicarious thrill of crisis abates and everyone returns to business as usual, feeling better for having contributed to the discussion. If we listen to the scientists, we must not lose that sense of crisis and we must do more. 

Planter House / no.555

01:00 - 28 November, 2012
Planter House / no.555, Courtesy of no.555
Courtesy of no.555

Courtesy of no.555 Courtesy of no.555 Courtesy of no.555 Courtesy of no.555 +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yokohama Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Takuya Tsuchida
  • Structural Design

    Megumi Akimoto
  • Area

    188.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of no.555

Institute of Functional Biology and Genomics / Mata y Asociados

01:00 - 28 November, 2012
Institute of Functional Biology and Genomics / Mata y Asociados, © Juan K. Ayala
© Juan K. Ayala

© Juan K. Ayala © Juan K. Ayala © Juan K. Ayala © Juan K. Ayala +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Salamanca Spain
  • Architect

    Salvador Mata Pérez
  • Design Team

    Myriam Vizcaino Bassi, Javier Encinas Hernández, Eduardo García García, Jaime Pedruelo Sánchez, Stefania Augliera, David Emiliano Fernández Mateos (model),
  • Engineers

    Euroestudios, A2V ingenieros
  • Contractor

    Collosa
  • Investor

    CSIC
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

AD Architecture College Guide: Domus Academy

00:00 - 27 November, 2012
Courtesy of Domus Academy
Courtesy of Domus Academy

If there is one characteristic that defines “architecture” it is innovation. And if by innovative, you think responsive, then  Domus Academy certainly qualifies. It was started by Maria Grazia Mazzocchi, daughter of Domus Magazine founder, Gianni Mazzocchi after people kept writing letters asking her to start a design school. And in 1983, she did just that. 

For the basics, the school is very clear. Your accreditation comes from an affiliation with the University of Wales, in Cardiff, UK, which is awarded upon completing 180 Master’s level credits. And you also receive a Diploma Supplement from them which proves that you have a degree that is equivalent to major universities across the globe. And it’s sited in Milan, which if one is interested in Italian design, is an ideal locale. It’s a one year program, so it doesn’t require the extensive 2- and 3-year commitments that many programs across the world demand. It will cost a similar amount, however, at €23,790 Euro. But the best aspect of that admittedly large tuition fee is that it is for a single year—11 months to be exact. That means one can immediately begin searching for a job to pay off what is, after all is said and done, a relatively small student loan compared to average ones that are three times that size. There are also unrestricted scholarships available that defray costs from between 20%-50%. And in case you’re wondering, classes are taught in English. 

Continue reading after the break

House rehabilitation in Bellaterra / YLab

01:00 - 26 November, 2012
House rehabilitation in Bellaterra / YLab, Courtesy of YLab Arquitectos
Courtesy of YLab Arquitectos

Courtesy of YLab Arquitectos Courtesy of YLab Arquitectos Courtesy of YLab Arquitectos Courtesy of YLab Arquitectos +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bellaterra Neighbourhood in Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona
  • Authors

    Tobias Laarmann and Yolanda Yuste López
  • Industrials

    Soldevila Construccions de Fusta, Cristalería Bonanova, Belscon 21, Agrostís Serveis Integrals de Jardineria
  • Suppliers

    Grup Sesaelec, Neocerámica, Solnhofen, Materia-Barcelona, Catalonia Cerámica
  • Garden area

    700 meters
  • Area

    442.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of YLab Arquitectos, Ivan Raga

The Indicator: Two Degrees of Separation

00:00 - 20 November, 2012
© NASA Goddard Photo and Video
© NASA Goddard Photo and Video

“…clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what’s true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.”

Carl Sagan, The Demon Haunted World

Hurricane Sandy painfully clarified the deadly implications of climate change. In fact, the superstorm was so forceful as a reminder of just what climate change means in real terms that it played a decisive role in the presidential election. 

Here in the US, the issue defines political divides. A recent Pew Research Center survey  shows 85% of Democrats believe climate change is a scientific fact, while only 48% of Republicans believe so. Another poll  shows 68% of Americans believing climate change is a serious problem and 38% believing it is a very serious problem. 

The impact of Sandy may have played a role in bumping these numbers up but there is still no slam dunk on the issue when roughly 30% of the population still believes climate change is not real. For those of you outside the US this is your cue to roll your eyes and say, Stupid Americans. 

Continue reading The Indicator after the break