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AD Classics: Red House / William Morris and Philip Webb

04:30 - 16 June, 2017
AD Classics: Red House / William Morris and Philip Webb, The L-shaped footprint of the building allows it to focus in on the garden. ImageCourtesy of Flickr user Gabrielle Ludlow (licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
The L-shaped footprint of the building allows it to focus in on the garden. ImageCourtesy of Flickr user Gabrielle Ludlow (licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

In the heart of a suburb just east of London stands an incongruous red brick villa. With its pointed arched window frames and towering chimneys, the house was designed to appear  like a relic of the Middle Ages. In reality, its vintage dates to the 1860’s. This is Red House, the Arts and Crafts home of artist William Morris and his family. Built as a rebuttal to an increasingly industrialized age, Red House’s message has been both diminished by the passage of time and, over the course of the centuries, been cast in greater relief against its context.

This stained glass window, depicting Love and Hate, was one of many designed by friends and family of William Morris throughout Red House. ImageCourtesy of Flickr user KotomiCreations (licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0) The painted front door is undeniably medieval in character; the stained glass window panes are not original. ImageCourtesy of Flickr user KotomiCreations (licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0) Courtesy of Flickr user KotomiCreations (licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0) The L-shaped footprint of the building allows it to focus in on the garden. ImageCourtesy of Flickr user Gabrielle Ludlow (licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) +14

Casa Lluna / CAVAA Arquitectes

03:00 - 16 June, 2017
Casa Lluna / CAVAA Arquitectes, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, Spain
  • Author Architects

    Jordi Calbetó, Oriol Vañó
  • Area

    163.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Huawei Technological Factory Buildings / gmp Architects

02:00 - 16 June, 2017
Huawei Technological Factory Buildings / gmp Architects, Entrance of the canteen. Image © Christian Gahl
Entrance of the canteen. Image © Christian Gahl

HUAWEI Technology Park, Beijing. Image © Christian Gahl R&D building entrance courtyard. Image © Christian Gahl Lobby R&D building. Image © Christian Gahl HUAWEI Technology Park, Beijing. Image © Christian Gahl +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Design

    Meinhard von Gerkan, Stephan Schütz with Nicolas Pomränke, Stephan Rewolle
  • Project Management

    Patrick Pfleiderer, Helga Reimund, Zheng Fei
  • Area

    139355.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Lộc House / 23o5studio

22:00 - 15 June, 2017
Lộc House / 23o5studio , © KingKien Photography
© KingKien Photography

© KingKien Photography © KingKien Photography © KingKien Photography © KingKien Photography +29

  • Architects

    23o5studio
  • Location

    Tân An, Tp. Thủ Dầu Một, Binh Duong, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Ngô Việt Khánh Duy
  • Design Team

    Hưng Trần, Mai Tiến Ninh, Võ Thanh Linh
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

The Exhibition Hall of Crime Evidences in Harbin / Architectural Design & Research Institute of SCUT

20:00 - 15 June, 2017
The Exhibition Hall of Crime Evidences in Harbin / Architectural Design & Research Institute of SCUT, Building entrance. Image © Yao li
Building entrance. Image © Yao li

Sunken courtyard. Image © Yao li Birdview. Image © Yao li Meditation atrium. Image © Yao li View from railway. Image © Yao li +31

  • Architects

    Architectural Design & Research Institute of SCUT
  • Location

    Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China
  • Principal Architect

    He Jingtang
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Vida / studioLOOP

19:00 - 15 June, 2017
Vida / studioLOOP, © Kai Nakamura
© Kai Nakamura

© Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan
  • Area

    72.23 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Elwood Residence / SJB

17:00 - 15 June, 2017
Elwood Residence / SJB, © Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

© Peter Clarke © Aaron Puls © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke +8

  • Architects

  • Location

    Elwood VIC 3184, Australia
  • Architect

    Michael Bialek
  • Interior Designer

    Ljiljana Gazevic
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Architect Sues SOM for Stealing One World Trade Center Design

16:00 - 15 June, 2017
Architect Sues SOM for Stealing One World Trade Center Design, Park’s Cityfront ’99 design (left) compared to One World Trade Center (right). Image via 6sqft
Park’s Cityfront ’99 design (left) compared to One World Trade Center (right). Image via 6sqft

Architect Jeehoon Park has filed a lawsuit against Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), claiming the design of New York City’s One World Trade Center was stolen from a project he developed as a graduate student at the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1999.

The lawsuit states that the 104-story One World Trade bears a “striking similarity” to his 122-story “Cityfront ‘99” tower, which also featured a glass facade of inverted triangular planes.

Construction Underway on Masdar City's Community-Oriented Phase 2 Masterplan

15:10 - 15 June, 2017
Construction Underway on Masdar City's Community-Oriented Phase 2 Masterplan, Masdar City Phase 2. Image Courtesy of CBT
Masdar City Phase 2. Image Courtesy of CBT

“The world’s most sustainable eco-city,” Masdar City, is preparing for its next phase of development, as unveiled in the award-winning detailed master plan (DMP) by CBT Architects. Depicted in a comprehensive masterplan by Foster + Partners, Masdar was originally envisioned as a carbon-neutral elevated city without cars, instead featuring pod-based transportation located below the podium. As the first phase was constructed, including the Masdar Institute of Technology, a new vision for the city began to emerge, eventually leading to CBT’s pedestrian-oriented innovation community plan for Phase 2. 

Masdar City Phase 2. Image Courtesy of CBT Masdar City Phase 2. Image Courtesy of CBT Masdar City Phase 2. Image Courtesy of CBT Masdar City Phase 2. Image Courtesy of CBT +9

East 34th St. Ferry Terminal / Kennedy & Violich Architecture

15:00 - 15 June, 2017
East 34th St. Ferry Terminal / Kennedy & Violich Architecture, © John Horner
© John Horner

© John Horner © John Horner © John Horner © John Horner +15

Manson Barn / SkB Architects

13:00 - 15 June, 2017
Manson Barn  / SkB Architects, © Benjamin Benschneider
© Benjamin Benschneider

© Benjamin Benschneider              © Benjamin Benschneider              © Benjamin Benschneider              © Benjamin Benschneider              +32

Seattle's Space Needle to Undergo $100 Million Minimalist Renovation by Olson Kundig

12:30 - 15 June, 2017
Seattle's Space Needle to Undergo $100 Million Minimalist Renovation by Olson Kundig, Outer Open-Air Observation Deck (after). Image © Olson Kundig
Outer Open-Air Observation Deck (after). Image © Olson Kundig

One of the world’s most recognizable landmarks, the Seattle Space Needle, is set to undergo a $100 million renovation project focused on the structure’s preservation and the enhancement of the visitor experience by opening up spaces to dramatically improved views.

 Designed by Olson Kundig with interiors by Tihany Design, the scheme will intensify the Observation Deck experience through the addition of floor-to-ceiling glass on both the interior and exterior spaces, creating unobstructed 360 degree views of the Puget Sound and Seattle skyline . The renovation will also reimagine the Needle’s restaurant level by featuring a “first-of-its-kind” rotating glass floor to offer never-before-seen downward views of the structure.

Cross-Section of the Tophouse to show Observation Deck Renovations. Image © Olson Kundig View from the Interior Observation Deck (after). Image © Olson Kundig Interior Observation Deck (after). Image © Olson Kundig Tophouse of the Space Needle (after). Image © Olson Kundig +16

Morphology Building / Talia Valdez + Nómena Arquitectos

11:00 - 15 June, 2017
Morphology Building / Talia Valdez + Nómena Arquitectos, © Diego Franco Coto
© Diego Franco Coto

© Diego Franco Coto © Diego Franco Coto © Diego Franco Coto © Diego Franco Coto +19

As the RIBA's Largest Outpost Launches in Liverpool, A New Exhibition Seeks to Reveal the City's Maverick History

10:00 - 15 June, 2017
As the RIBA's Largest Outpost Launches in Liverpool, A New Exhibition Seeks to Reveal the City's Maverick History, Sketch design for the Roman Catholic cathedral, Liverpool: perspective from south east, by Sir Edwin Lutyens, 1932. Image © RIBA Collections
Sketch design for the Roman Catholic cathedral, Liverpool: perspective from south east, by Sir Edwin Lutyens, 1932. Image © RIBA Collections

The Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) new national architecture center, RIBA North, will open this week (June 17th) in Liverpool as part of the Mann Island project – a complex of waterfront buildings designed by Broadway Malyan and completed in 2013. At the core of the launch of the Institute's largest national outpost will sit an exhibition, located in the new City Gallery, exploring Liverpool’s "long, often maverick, history of architectural ambition, its willingness to take risks and consider audacious [architectural] schemes."

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow +14

"X-Ray Vision" Headset Allows Architects to See Under the Surface of Construction Sites

09:30 - 15 June, 2017
"X-Ray Vision" Headset Allows Architects to See Under the Surface of Construction Sites, Courtesy of DAQRI
Courtesy of DAQRI

This article was originally published on Autodesk's Redshift publication as "Augmented Reality in Construction Lets You See Through Walls."

Imagine you’re part of a crew constructing a new office building: Midway through the process, you’re on-site, inspecting the installation of HVAC systems. You put on a funny-looking construction helmet and step out of the service elevator. As you look up, there’s a drop ceiling being installed, but you want to know what’s going on behind it.

Through the visor on your helmet, you pull up the Building Information Model (BIM), which is instantly projected across your field of vision. There are heating ducts, water pipes, and electrical boxes, moving and shifting with your point of view as you walk along the corridors. Peel back layers of the model to see the building’s steel structure, insulation, and material finishes. It’s like having comic book-style X-ray vision—and soon, it could be a reality on a construction site near you.

Posadas Business Hub / Francisco López Redondo + Gudula Rudolf

09:00 - 15 June, 2017
Posadas Business Hub / Francisco López Redondo +  Gudula Rudolf, © Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda +9

  • Architects

    Francisco López Redondo,Gudula Rudolf
  • Location

    Calle de Miguel Hernández, 14730 Posadas, Córdoba, Spain
  • Project Area

    268.18 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

How Architecture Speaks Through Cinema

08:00 - 15 June, 2017
How Architecture Speaks Through Cinema, Image: achassignon via VisualHunt / CC BY-SA. Assembly with image of John Cunniff via Visual Hunt / CC BY
Image: achassignon via VisualHunt / CC BY-SA. Assembly with image of John Cunniff via Visual Hunt / CC BY

"There are several ways of making films. Like Jean Renoir and Robert Bresson, who make music. Like Sergei Eisenstein, who paints. Like Stroheim, who wrote novels spoken in the days of silent film. Like Alain Resnais, who sculpts. And like Socrates - I mean Rossellini, who creates philosophy. Cinema, in other words can be everything at the same time, judge and litigant "- Jean-Luc Godard [1] 

It is difficult to imagine cinema taking place in a vacuum. Without the scene to fill each storyline, we cannot be transported away from our reality to the world of the film we are immersed in. Within Godard's list of ways to make films, we can add another: cinema as architecture. The interaction between cinema and architecture - "the inherent architecture of cinematic expression and the cinematographic essence of architectural experience" is a complex, often multifaceted dialogue between both disciplines. [2] 

Mecanoo and MAYU Architects+ Break Ground on Tainan Public Library

06:00 - 15 June, 2017
Mecanoo and MAYU Architects+ Break Ground on Tainan Public Library, Courtesy of Mecanoo
Courtesy of Mecanoo

Mecanoo and MAYU Architects+ have begun construction on the new Tainan Public Library in Taiwan. The joint proposal was selected as a winner of a competition by the Tainan City Government held in February 2016. The proposal’s program hosting people of all ages, combined with its distinctive stepped façade will serve as a key addition to Tainan's cultural landscape. The design has gone through revisions with updated drawings released by Mecanoo.

Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo +9