Sebastian Jordana

Live Online Seminar: Introducing ArchiCAD 17

The latest BIM software from GRAPHISOFT was announced recently. ArchiCAD 17 will be shipping soon. The company has also announced an upcoming free online seminar that will familiarize you with all the new features and enhancements to the software.

Scheduled for June 18, the demonstration of will feature the actual model used to design one of Moscow’s most prestigious buildings, the Mosfilmovskaya Street multi-purpose building complex.

All the information after the break.

Video: American Design Club

The American Design Club (AmDC) was conceived in the spring of 2008. At that time, America’s relevance in the design world was being questioned, with some postulating that US-based designers would never be as influential or productive as their European counterparts. Looking around, however, all they saw was talent and ambition in our fellow American designers, from close friends to former employers to recent design school graduates. What was missing was an avenue for these designers to share their work with a broad audience. The AmDC’s founding members resolved to improve the situation by creating a platform from which designers could launch new ideas and connect with one another.

Arxiu Històric Municipal D’Elx / Julio Sagasta + Fuster Arquitectos

© Diego Opazo

Architects: Fuster Arquitectos + Julio Sagasta
Location: Carrús, Elx. Alicante,
Team Manager: Julio Sagasta Sansano + Francisco Fuster Selva
Clients: Ajuntament d’Elx + Conselleria de Cultura Generalitat Valenciana
Project Area: 2,377 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Diego Opazo

Piazza Gae Aulenti / AECOM

© AECOM / Robb Williamson

Architects: AECOM
Location: Piazza Gae Aulenti, ,
Lead Architects: Pelli Clarke Pelli
Project Architects: Adamson
Design Landscape Architects: James Haig Streeter, Claudio Zappia
Year: 2012
Photographs: AECOM / Robb Williamson, Claudio Zappia, Hines

New Cities Summit 2013: ‘The Human City’

We are living through the most rapid and significant phase of urbanization in human history. By 2030, more than 60% of the world’s population – 5 billion people – will live in cities. To understand and act upon this mega trend, the New Cities Foundation hosts the New Cities Summit, the leading global platform for urban innovation and exchange. Each year, the Summit gathers 1,000 of the world’s brightest thinkers and decision-makers for action-oriented debate, information sharing and problem solving. São Paulo is the vibrant location of this year’s event. The theme this year: The Human City, placing the individual and the community at the heart of discussions on our urban future. 
How will this urban planet alter the human experience? For ‘We the Urban People’, what specific issues can we grapple with today to ensure that tomorrow’s metropolis is a positive place to live and work? 
To find out more about the we interviewed John Rossant, founder and chairman of the . Interview after the break.

Video: Pin-Up Magazine

is a New York-based architect turned editor who prefers building magazines.

Video: Future Focus

We poll some of the best and brightest in the design world about one hot topic…

With special thanks to BE OPEN.

reSITE dPAV Competition Workshop: 5 days to close the registration

This is an open call, two-stage international design competition workshop for architects, artists, engineers, innovators, scientists and related disciplines to imagine the future mobile event pavilion.

Led by Cecil Balmond, formerly of Arup Engineers and currently leading Balmond Studio in London, and Tyson Hosmer, Lead Designer, Balmond Studio, dPAV: 2.5 Days in competition workshop will be a 2.5 days intensive and collaborative investigation to compete to design the future reSITE pavilion to be used in urban design festivals around Central and Eastern Europe.

The competition workshop will be held in English and will finish the second annual reSITE festival. Register today! SUBMISSION DEADLINE – 30 MAY 2013. For more information see the official website: http://workshop.resite.cz/ or contact workshop@resite.cz.

Santa Ana and San Joaquín Church / RGRM Arquitectos

© Jesús Granada

Architects: RGRM Arquitectos
Location: Roquetas, Almería,
Project Architects: Juan José Ruiz Martín, Dolores Victoria Ruiz Garrido
Area: 1,888 sqm
Photographs: Jesús Granada

Video: Rafael de Cárdenas

Afip Offices in Pehuajó / Alberto Varas & Asociados

Courtesy of Alberto Varas & Asociados

Architects: Alberto Varas & Asociados
Location: ,
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Courtesy of Alberto Varas & Asociados

Maintenance Facility / Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten

© Florian Holzherr

Architects: Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten
Location: Am Hanselbrunn 1, 85586 , Germany
Area: 3840.0 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Florian Holzherr

“Fancy” Retail Headquarters / Urban Platform

© Tim Van de Velde

Architects: Urban Platform
Location: Seneffe,
Client: Fancy Home Collection sa
Budget: € 7,400,000
Area: 10759.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Tim Van de Velde, Courtesy of

wYe / Eike Becker Architekten

Courtesy of

Architects: Eike Becker Architekten
Location: , Moselstraße, Germany
Area: 3,916 sqm (above ground level), 662 sqm (below ground level)
Year: 2007
Photographs: Courtesy of Eike Becker Architekten

Social Community Center / 3 Arquitectos

© Alberto Castex

Architects: 3 Arquitectos
Location: Rapa Nui, La Serena, Coquimbo Region,
Borrar: 3arquitectos Ltda.
Area: 613 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Cortesia de Unknown photographer, Alberto Castex

San Francisco Javier School / Martin Hurtado Covarrubias & Sergio Quintana Felice Arquitectos Asociados

© Leonardo Finotti

Architects: &
Location: Guillermo Gallardo 269, Puerto Montt, Los Lagos Region, Chile
Area: 27030 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Light Loft / LPzR architetti associati

© Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria

Architects: LPzR architetti associati
Location: Marghera 32, Milano,
Architect In Charge: Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria
Design Team: Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria, Luca Gobbo, Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Federico Reyneri
Area: 500 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria

58 Municipal Houses / Lourdes Bueno Garnica & José Miguel Chaparro Mora

© Javier Orive

Architects: Lourdes Bueno Garnica, José Miguel Chaparro Mora
Location: La Rinconada, Sevilla,
Technical Architect: Alberto de la Cruz Martínez
Area: 6,507 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Javier Orive