CanstructionLA 2016

19:30 - 22 February, 2016
CanstructionLA 2016

For a decade, Los Angeles architects, designers, builders, and engineers have joined forces to create innovative structures meant for feeding, not housing. They will again design large-scale structures made entirely of canned foods for the 10th Annual CanstructionLA design/build competition to benefit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. CanstructionLA has donated more than 300,000 cans of food to help feed people since 2006.

Watch Bucky Fuller Debate Hans Hollein at Storefront For Art and Architecture's "Closed Worlds" Conference

18:00 - 22 February, 2016
Watch Bucky Fuller Debate Hans Hollein at Storefront For Art and Architecture's "Closed Worlds" Conference

On Saturday, February 27th, Storefront for Art and Architecture and The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union will jointly present a public conference, Closed World: Encounters That Never Happened. Presenters and discussants will engage in debate and discussion and the history and future of closed systems in architecture and design. 
The format of this conference invites participants to impersonate a historical figures who have been major contributors to the discourse of closed systems. Figures include Reyner Banham, Buckminster Fuller, Hans Hollein, Neil Armstrong, Jacques Cousteau, and Walt Disney, among others.

Tour: United States Coast Guard Headquarters

14:45 - 22 February, 2016
Tour: United States Coast Guard Headquarters, © James Steinkamp Photography
© James Steinkamp Photography

Tour the new U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters on the west campus of historic St. Elizabeths, featuring an 11-story office building providing nearly 1.2 million square feet of office and support space for 3,860 employees, a separate central utility plant, and two seven-story parking garages. The building, designed by Perkins + Will, Andropogon Associates, and HOK, keeps a low profile on the historic campus while scoring high on design aesthetic, user experience, and client-mandated requirements. The building is LEED(r) Gold certified.

Infrastructure Space: LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction

09:15 - 22 February, 2016
Infrastructure Space: LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction

Since infrastructure is the embodiment of long-term investments, its impact in determining the organization of flows extends well into the future, both for developed and developing countries. Whereas the former are confronted with the need to maintain and renew highways, electrical grids, sewage systems, and the like, the latter are scrambling to meet the needs of their own expanding populations. In both cases, massive investments for retrofitting or for new infrastructure are key to sustaining the human habitat. This topic: “Infrastructure Space” will be the focus of the 5th International Forum for Sustainable Construction in Detroit, USA from April 7 to April 9, 2016.

Lutheran Church of Hope Ankeny / BNIM

13:00 - 21 February, 2016
Lutheran Church of Hope Ankeny / BNIM, © Nick Merrick | Hedrich Blessing
© Nick Merrick | Hedrich Blessing

© Nick Merrick | Hedrich Blessing © Nick Merrick | Hedrich Blessing © Nick Merrick | Hedrich Blessing © Nick Merrick | Hedrich Blessing +18

Voyager Espresso / Only If

17:00 - 19 February, 2016
Voyager Espresso / Only If, © Michael Vahrenwald/Esto
© Michael Vahrenwald/Esto

© Michael Vahrenwald/Esto © Michael Vahrenwald/Esto © Michael Vahrenwald/Esto © Michael Vahrenwald/Esto +12

Rem Koolhaas, Neri Oxman and Kevin Spacey to Speak at AIA National Convention 2016

16:00 - 18 February, 2016
Rem Koolhaas, Neri Oxman and Kevin Spacey to Speak at AIA National Convention 2016, Mediated Matter's Silk Pavilion in the MIT Media Lab. Image © Steven Keating, courtesy of Mediated Matter
Mediated Matter's Silk Pavilion in the MIT Media Lab. Image © Steven Keating, courtesy of Mediated Matter

Update: In addition to the previous announcement of Neri Oxman and Kevin Spacey as keynote speakers, the AIA has now announced Rem Koolhaas as the headline speaker for day three of this year's convention in Philadelphia. Koolhaas' speech will be titled "Delirious Philadelphia," a playful twist on his seminal book Delirious New York. The following article was originally published on February 11th.

Joya Studio / Taylor & Miller Architecture and Design

15:00 - 18 February, 2016
Joya Studio / Taylor & Miller Architecture and Design, © Studio Dubuisson
© Studio Dubuisson

© Studio Dubuisson © Studio Dubuisson © Studio Dubuisson © Studio Dubuisson +17

LEVI’S Stadium / HNTB

17:00 - 17 February, 2016
LEVI’S Stadium / HNTB, © Jim Simmons
© Jim Simmons
  • Architects

  • Location

    Levi’s® Stadium, 4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Jim Simmons © Alise O’Brien © Alise O’Brien © Alise O’Brien +28

Casa Bahia / Alejandro Landes

13:00 - 17 February, 2016
Casa Bahia / Alejandro Landes, © Joe Fletcher and Claudia Uribe
© Joe Fletcher and Claudia Uribe

© Joe Fletcher and Claudia Uribe © Joe Fletcher and Claudia Uribe © Joe Fletcher and Claudia Uribe © Joe Fletcher and Claudia Uribe +31

Gordon Parks Arts Hall / Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

11:00 - 16 February, 2016
Gordon Parks Arts Hall / Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, © Steve Hall
© Steve Hall

© Steve Hall © Barbara Karant © Steve Hall © Barbara Karant +19

Aperture 538 / Luca Andrisani Architect

13:00 - 13 February, 2016
Aperture 538 / Luca Andrisani Architect, © Tai Zhang
© Tai Zhang

© Halstead Property Development © Tai Zhang © Tai Zhang © Halstead Property Development +20

MadHouse / LIONarchitecture

09:00 - 13 February, 2016
MadHouse / LIONarchitecture, © John Iiams
© John Iiams

© John Iiams © John Iiams © John Iiams © John Iiams +24

MadeinSpain_USA: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos to Lecture at RICE in Houston

18:00 - 12 February, 2016
MadeinSpain_USA: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos to Lecture at RICE in Houston

Next February 22nd at 5.30 pm, Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos will start MadeinSpain5_USA lecture series at RICE School of Architecture in Houston, where they will show the most significant features of Spanish architecture related to their own work. One day later, on Tuesday at 12PM, there will be a round table with Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, attended by the renowned architect and professor Carlos Jimenez and Martha Thorne - Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize - as representative of the Foundation for Contemporary Architecture.

Ismael Levya to Transform NYC Parking Garage into Luxury Residential Tower

16:00 - 12 February, 2016
Ismael Levya to Transform NYC Parking Garage into Luxury Residential Tower, © Ismael Levya Architects via New York Yimby
© Ismael Levya Architects via New York Yimby

An image of Ismael Levya Architects' transformation of a six-story parking garage in New York City's Upper East Side has been revealed. The project, already under construction, will expand the structure into a 19-story residential tower that will house 56 luxury apartments. Described as a "lantern," the 210-foot-tall building was designed as "four distinct townhouse volumes with metal and glass."

Marwen’s Expansion / Wheeler Kearns Architects

17:00 - 11 February, 2016
Marwen’s Expansion / Wheeler Kearns Architects, © Steve Hall / Hedrich Blessing
© Steve Hall / Hedrich Blessing

© Steve Hall / Hedrich Blessing © Steve Hall / Hedrich Blessing © Steve Hall / Hedrich Blessing © Steve Hall / Hedrich Blessing +18

House for Five / designshop

15:00 - 11 February, 2016
House for Five / designshop, © Chad Mellon Photographer
© Chad Mellon Photographer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Munford, TN, USA
  • Project Architects

    Tim Michael
  • Structural Engineer

    Scott Guidry, Kelly May
  • Millwork

    HY: Butch Haley & CL Young
  • Area

    2941.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Chad Mellon Photographer © Chad Mellon Photographer © Chad Mellon Photographer © Chad Mellon Photographer +30

Closed Worlds Exhibition to Open at Storefront for Art and Architecture

19:30 - 10 February, 2016
Closed Worlds Exhibition to Open at Storefront for Art and Architecture

On Tuesday, February 16th, Storefront for Art and Architecture will open Closed Worlds, an exhibition curated by Lydia Kallipoliti that presents an archive of 41 living prototypes of closed resource regeneration systems built over the last century. The archive represents an unexplored genealogy of closed systems in architectural practice. The exhibition will also feature Some World Games, a virtual reality installation by Farzin Farzin that presents a contemporary 42nd