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Pod House / Nic Owen Architects

17:00 - 19 September, 2016
Pod House / Nic Owen Architects, © Christine Francis
© Christine Francis

© Christine Francis © Christine Francis © Christine Francis © Christine Francis +28

Studio Pei-Zhu's Vaulted Museum Design Takes Inspiration from Historic Chinese Ceramic Kilns

16:20 - 19 September, 2016
Studio Pei-Zhu's Vaulted Museum Design Takes Inspiration from Historic Chinese Ceramic Kilns, View to Historical Relics. Image Courtesy of Studio Pei-Zhu
View to Historical Relics. Image Courtesy of Studio Pei-Zhu

Studio Pei-Zhu has unveiled their design for the Jingdezhen Historical Museum of Imperial Kiln, a museum dedicated to the unique history of ceramics in Jingdezhen, China. Located in the heart of the historic china-making district of the city, nestled between ceramic workshops that date back to the Ming and Qing dynasties, the museum draws inspiration from the special forms of the kilns, creating gallery spaces out of a series of hand-crafted vaulted structures.

Courtyard. Image Courtesy of Studio Pei-Zhu Space and Material Study. Image Courtesy of Studio Pei-Zhu Shared Space between above and below ground levels. Image Courtesy of Studio Pei-Zhu View from pedestrian across the street. Image Courtesy of Studio Pei-Zhu +22

14 Mowbray Road / Walker Bushe Architects

15:00 - 19 September, 2016
14 Mowbray Road / Walker Bushe Architects, © Antonio Visceglia
© Antonio Visceglia

© Antonio Visceglia © Antonio Visceglia © Antonio Visceglia © Antonio Visceglia +19

BIG, MVRDV, Snøhetta, aMDL Unveil Proposals for San Pellegrino Bottling Plant Competition

13:05 - 19 September, 2016
BIG, MVRDV, Snøhetta, aMDL Unveil Proposals for San Pellegrino Bottling Plant Competition

BIG, MVRDV, Snøhetta and aMDL have unveiled images of their proposals for the redesign of San Pellegrino flagship factory and bottling plant located at the source of the mineral water in San Pellegrino Terme, Italy.

The competition brief asked architects to renovate and expand the historic home of San Pellegrino, the world’s leading sparkling mineral water company, with a “truly innovative and technologically-advanced design” aimed at integrating into the natural aesthetic of the surrounding terrain, while responding to the iconic identity of the S. Pellegrino brand.

Continue reading to see each proposal along with official descriptions from each firm.

Prototype Square / Mailītis A.I.I.M.

13:00 - 19 September, 2016
Prototype Square / Mailītis A.I.I.M., © Ansis Starks
© Ansis Starks

© Ansis Starks © Ansis Starks © Ansis Starks © Ansis Starks +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pils iela 15, Cēsis, Cēsu pilsēta, LV-4101, Latvia
  • Client

    Institute for Environmental Solutions
  • Area

    72.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

10 DESIGN Wins Competition for Massive Urban Development in Zhuhai

12:20 - 19 September, 2016
10 DESIGN Wins Competition for Massive Urban Development in Zhuhai, Courtesy of 10 Design
Courtesy of 10 Design

10 DESIGN has won a competition to design China Resources Land’s (CR Land) "Hengqin Wanxiang World," a 2.3 million square meter (25 million square foot) mixed used development to be located in Zhuhai, China. The complex will include destination retail locales centered around an “Experience Central Square,” which will serve as a venue for a variety of cultural and performance programs. Construction on the massive development is set to begin this month.

Dyson Campus / WilkinsonEyre

11:00 - 19 September, 2016
Dyson Campus / WilkinsonEyre, © WilkinsonEyre - Dyson Research Limited
© WilkinsonEyre - Dyson Research Limited

© WilkinsonEyre - Dyson Research Limited © WilkinsonEyre - Dyson Research Limited © WilkinsonEyre - Dyson Research Limited © WilkinsonEyre - Dyson Research Limited +23

Haus Meister / HDPF

09:00 - 19 September, 2016
Haus Meister / HDPF, © Valentin Jeck
© Valentin Jeck

© Valentin Jeck © Valentin Jeck © Valentin Jeck © Valentin Jeck +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rümlang, Switzerland
  • Area

    2012.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Explore the Fascinating Overlap of Architectural Styles Throughout History With "The Piranesi Project"

08:00 - 19 September, 2016
Explore the Fascinating Overlap of Architectural Styles Throughout History With "The Piranesi Project", Courtesy of Olympio Augusto Ribeiro
Courtesy of Olympio Augusto Ribeiro

Driven by an intrigue in the ruination of Roman architecture, Brazilian architect, and photographer Olympio Augusto Ribeiro has undertaken a fascinating comparative analysis of Giovanni Battista Piranesi's architectural etchings and the scenes as they stand today. Travelling to each of the Italian sites brought to life in Piranesi's drawings, Ribeiro has managed to recreate the original angle and shot, eventually compositing them together to create collages which cross time periods. 

Piranesi's drawings show different architectural styles side by side, and it was this coexistence that urged Ribeiro to investigate what has changed in Rome and Tivoli since their conception. The project, officially dubbed "Piranesi Project (In search of Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s Rome, 1720-1778)" took Ribeiro two months to photograph, meticulously recreating the images across Rome, Villa Adriana, and Tivoli.  

Courtesy of Olympio Augusto Ribeiro Courtesy of Olympio Augusto Ribeiro Courtesy of Olympio Augusto Ribeiro Courtesy of Olympio Augusto Ribeiro +35

11 Ways to Become a Better Architect (Without Doing Architecture)

07:00 - 19 September, 2016
11 Ways to Become a Better Architect (Without Doing Architecture), © Ariana Zilliacus
© Ariana Zilliacus

Architects are often noted for having bad work-life balance, a lot of stress and little free time. How can you take time off while still improving your skills as an architect? Can that time off even give you an extra edge? Compared to other fields, architecture stands out as a field in which you need to “know a little bit about everything." Thus, in order to live up to our name we must also do a little bit of everything, and as they say, a little goes a long way. So with that in mind, here are 11 activities which, while not obviously architectural, just might make you a better architect.

Elisa Strozyk Turns Wood Into Fabric

06:00 - 19 September, 2016
Elisa Strozyk Turns Wood Into Fabric, © STUDIO BEEN
© STUDIO BEEN

When you think of original designs, you know that you're talking about something unique and special. An innovative design that can change our perception and visual culture: that is exactly what the German designer Elisa Strozyk does with Wooden Textiles, a product line that mixes wood with fabric. 

The designer shows us that innovation remains a fundamental part of design. She imbues wood with living properties and turns it to a flexible fabric with unpredictable movements, changing its color and texture. It’s an astonishing use of this traditional material to create new forms and experiences. 

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The Midden Garden Pavilion / Metropolis Design

05:00 - 19 September, 2016
The Midden Garden Pavilion  / Metropolis Design, © Wieland Gleich
© Wieland Gleich

© Wieland Gleich © Wieland Gleich © Wieland Gleich © Wieland Gleich +27

Single-Family Home in Rodersdorf / Berrel Berrel Kräutler Architekten

03:00 - 19 September, 2016
Single-Family Home in Rodersdorf / Berrel Berrel Kräutler Architekten, © Eik Frenzel
© Eik Frenzel

© Eik Frenzel © Eik Frenzel © Eik Frenzel © Eik Frenzel +23

Smiley Zeeburgereiland Apartments / Studioninedots

02:00 - 19 September, 2016
Smiley Zeeburgereiland Apartments  / Studioninedots, © Peter Cuypers
© Peter Cuypers

© Peter Cuypers © Peter Cuypers © Peter Cuypers © Peter Cuypers +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Clients

    Van Wijnen Midden, IC Netherlands, DUWO
  • Design team

    Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut, Metin van Zijl
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Nawamin 24 House / I Like Design Studio

20:00 - 18 September, 2016
Nawamin 24 House / I Like Design Studio, © Soopakorn Srisakul
© Soopakorn Srisakul

© Soopakorn Srisakul © Soopakorn Srisakul © Soopakorn Srisakul © Soopakorn Srisakul +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Thanon Nawamin, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand
  • Design Team

    Narucha Kuwattanapasiri , Unnop Tupwong
  • Area

    380.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Timelapse: The Construction of the World's Tallest Timber Tower

16:00 - 18 September, 2016

Topping out two weeks ago, the structure of Brock Commons, currently the tallest timber structure in the world, is now complete. Measuring in at 18 stories and 174 feet (53 meters) tall, the building was completed nearly four months ahead of schedule, displaying one of the advantages of building tall buildings with wood.

AIA Study Finds Health Impacts Becoming A Design Priority for Architects & Owners

14:00 - 18 September, 2016
AIA Study Finds Health Impacts Becoming A Design Priority for Architects & Owners, Center for Sustainable Landscapes / The Design Alliance Architects. Image © Denmarsh Photography
Center for Sustainable Landscapes / The Design Alliance Architects. Image © Denmarsh Photography

A recent study conducted by Dodge Data & Analytics with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has found that architects and building owners are beginning to place higher priority of the impacts of design decisions on human health. Nearly 75% of architects and 67% of owners responded that health considerations now play a role in how their buildings are designed, indicating that healthy environments have become an important tool in marketing to tenants and consumers.

Cedar Rapids Public Library / OPN Architects

13:00 - 18 September, 2016
Cedar Rapids Public Library / OPN Architects, © Main Street Studio - Wayne Johnson
© Main Street Studio - Wayne Johnson

© Main Street Studio - Wayne Johnson © Main Street Studio - Wayne Johnson © Main Street Studio - Wayne Johnson © Main Street Studio - Wayne Johnson +20