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Grid House / BLOCO Arquitetos

09:00 - 23 November, 2016
Grid House / BLOCO Arquitetos, © Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami

© Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami +39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília - Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
  • Area

    400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Haruo Mikami , Courtesy of BLOCO Arquitetos, Courtesy of Unknown

15 Details of Metal Structures and Facades for Residential Projects

08:00 - 23 November, 2016
15 Details of Metal Structures and Facades for Residential Projects

The use of steel in both the past and present is mainly associated with the success of grand industrial and civic structures. But due to the commercialization and standardization of steel profiles, its use in residential projects (thanks to its mechanical properties and fast installation) has resulted in complex and interesting solutions on a domestic scale.

Dive into these 15 construction details from residential projects that have made use of steel structures and cladding. 

New Map Celebrates Berlin's Modernist Architecture

06:00 - 23 November, 2016
New Map Celebrates Berlin's Modernist Architecture , Courtesy of Blue Crowe Media
Courtesy of Blue Crowe Media

Blue Crow Media in collaboration with editor Matthew Tempest has produced another alluring map — this time for modernists. The city of choice? Berlin. With its abundance of 20th-century architecture, the Modern Berlin Map highlights the details of fifty prominent buildings.

Courtesy of Blue Crowe Media Courtesy of Blue Crowe Media Courtesy of Blue Crowe Media Courtesy of Blue Crowe Media +11

Social-Housing Units in Paris / Atelier du Pont

05:00 - 23 November, 2016
Social-Housing Units in Paris  / Atelier du Pont, © Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

© Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    35 Rue de Nantes, 75019 Paris, France
  • Project Manager

    Luc Pinsard
  • Area

    1300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Monument to Privacy: Is This Manhattan Skyscraper a NSA Listening Post?

04:00 - 23 November, 2016

Many have walked by and wondered what purpose this vast, windowless skyscraper in the heart of Manhattan serves. 33 Thomas Street, also known as the "Long Lines Building" (LLB), is an impenetrable monolithic fortress amid canyons of glass and steel. Ostensibly an AT&T telecoms building, the New York Times have recently reported (based on investigative work by The Intercept) that this "blank face[d] monument to privacy" may in fact be a NSA (National Security Agency) listening post, hidden in plain sight.

Konieczny's Ark / KWK Promes

03:00 - 23 November, 2016
Konieczny's Ark  / KWK Promes, © Olo Studio
© Olo Studio

© Olo Studio © Olo Studio © Jakub Certowicz Courtesy of Robert Konieczny +68

Spine Wall House / Drew Architects

02:00 - 23 November, 2016
Spine Wall House / Drew Architects, © Tristan McLaren
© Tristan McLaren

© Tristan McLaren   © Tristan McLaren   © Tristan McLaren   © Tristan McLaren   +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Architect in Charge

    Andrew Payne
  • Area

    520.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

House in Akitsu / Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

22:00 - 22 November, 2016
House in Akitsu / Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates, © Kazunori Fujimoto
© Kazunori Fujimoto

© Kazunori Fujimoto © Kazunori Fujimoto © Kazunori Fujimoto © Kazunori Fujimoto +19

Chengdu Museum / Sutherland Hussey Harris

20:00 - 22 November, 2016
Chengdu Museum / Sutherland Hussey Harris, © Arch-Exist Photography
© Arch-Exist Photography

Courtesy of SHH © Arch-Exist Photography © Arch-Exist Photography © Arch-Exist Photography +23

Bake / Yusuke Seki

19:00 - 22 November, 2016
Bake / Yusuke Seki, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +16

Call for Submission: Place and Displacement - A Marketplace in Refugee Settlements

18:00 - 22 November, 2016
Call for Submission: Place and Displacement - A Marketplace in Refugee Settlements, Call for Submission: Place and Displacement - A Marketplace in Refugee Settlements
Call for Submission: Place and Displacement - A Marketplace in Refugee Settlements

Challenge
We challenge the innovative minds around the globe to design a marketplace with an operational plan for a vulnerable population (adolescents, single mothers, children, people with trauma, etc) in one of the refugee settlements below. The marketplace should be able to run for long-term, i.e. 3-5 years, and benefit as many people as possible. The overall budget limit for both construction and operation of the entire marketplace is $100,000.

Opportunity
In light of the current surge of refugees in the international arena, refugee livelihoods in transitional settlements have become a crucial topic in contemporary geopolitical relations.

Zurich North America Headquarters / Goettsch Partners

17:00 - 22 November, 2016
Zurich North America Headquarters / Goettsch Partners, © James Steinkamp Photography
© James Steinkamp Photography

Shanghai Tower Wins 2015 Emporis Skyscraper Award

15:21 - 22 November, 2016
Shanghai Tower Wins 2015 Emporis Skyscraper Award

Gensler's Shanghai Tower has won the 2015 Emporis Skyscraper Award. Selected from over 300 buildings of over 100 meters in height completed in 2015, the Emporis jury was impressed by the Shanghai Tower's "elegant spiraling cylindrical shape," and the "extraordinary energy efficiency" provided, in part, by the building's double-skin facade.

Currently the world's second tallest building at 632 meters, the Shanghai Tower becomes the second Chinese building to win the Emporis award, after Zaha Hadid Architects' Wangjing SOHO took the prize last year. In addition to Gensler's first-place project, Emporis also recognized 9 runners-up including Rafael Viñoly Architects' 432 Park Avenue, Arquitectonica's Icon Bay in Miami, and the Evolution Tower in Moscow by Kettle Collective and RMJM Edinburgh. Read on to see all ten awarded projects.

Faust Store / Snøhetta

15:00 - 22 November, 2016
Faust Store  / Snøhetta, © Lasse Fløde
© Lasse Fløde

© Lasse Fløde © Lasse Fløde © Lasse Fløde © Lasse Fløde +26

See The Engineering Behind This Floating, Award-Winning Stone Helical Stair

14:00 - 22 November, 2016
See The Engineering Behind This Floating, Award-Winning Stone Helical Stair, © Agnese Sanvito
© Agnese Sanvito

Helical staircases are often designed to be show-stoppers, focal points of architectural spaces that are intended to impress. But even compared to its eye-catching peers, this staircase developed by Webb Yates Engineers and The Stonemasonry Company is unusually audacious. Developed for a residential design by RAL Architects in Formby, UK, each step of the two-story, 4.6-meter diameter helical staircase is composed of an individual block of stone, giving an impression of weightlessness as the structure circles its way up through the building's atrium towards the glazed roof above. For their efforts, Webb Yates recently won the Award for Small Projects at the Institution of Structural Engineers' 2016 Structural Awards, whose judges said that they were "amazed by the grace and audacity" of the design. Read on to find out how Webb Yates achieved this feat of engineering.

© Agnese Sanvito © Agnese Sanvito © Agnese Sanvito Courtesy of Webb Yates Engineers +17

Scenario's House / Scenario Architecture

13:00 - 22 November, 2016
Scenario's House / Scenario Architecture, © Matt Clayton
© Matt Clayton

© Matt Clayton        © Matt Clayton        © Matt Clayton        © Matt Clayton        +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    50 Alconbury Rd, London E5 8RH, United Kingdom
  • Lead Architect

    Maya Carni
  • Area

    202.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

COBE Designs Housing and Culinary Experiences to be Built on Top of Copenhagen Metro Station

12:00 - 22 November, 2016
COBE Designs Housing and Culinary Experiences to be Built on Top of Copenhagen Metro Station, Courtesy of COBE
Courtesy of COBE

The City of Frederiksberg, along with Real-dania By and Byg Foundation have selected a team led by Danish architects COBE to develop the "House of Food Culture." The project will be constructed on top of the new metro stations in Copenhagen's new Metro City Ring. The House of Food Culture and its townhouses will be built in brick, imitating the neighbouring facade lines and keeping with the style of the historic surroundings.

The House of Food Culture is to be built on top of the entrance to the forthcoming metro station that will host a daily flow of 10,000 people, while focusing on making it the focal point for urban life and a central meeting place. 

Courtesy of COBE Courtesy of COBE Courtesy of COBE Courtesy of COBE +11

M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity / Edouard Francois

11:00 - 22 November, 2016
M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity / Edouard Francois, © Pierre L'Excellent
© Pierre L'Excellent

© Pierre L'Excellent © Pierre L'Excellent © Pierre L'Excellent © Pierre L'Excellent +33