2014 Wolfson Economics Prize Exhibition Explores the Potential of Garden Cities

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On September 3, 2014, urban design consultancy URBED was announced winner of the 2014 Wolfson Economics Prize. The competition has spurred unprecedented conversation and debate over the concept of Garden Cities in the UK, while the finalists call for the development of theoretical ideas and implementation of practical solutions. ArchDaily brought you the winning proposal earlier, and The Building Centre, an independent forum of the built environment, teamed up with the Wolfson Prize organizers to bring you an exhibit further exploring the broad range of design solutions from over 200 brilliant entries.

AD Interviews: Anne Marie Galmstrup / Henning Larsen Architects

Speaking from the newly-opened Istanbul practice of Copenhagen-based Henning Larsen Architects, Anne Marie Galmstrup describes her scandinavian design process in the context of her role as Principal-in-Charge of projects in Turkey. “Architecture is about space and about interaction between people,” Galmstrup says, asking “How does it work here? How is it different in this cultural environment or in that climate?” Galmstrup discusses the atmosphere in Turkey, and how to engage young architects. Henning Larsen has hosted a series of “Imagination Schools,” two-week workshops set in the middle east charged with overcoming regional design challenges, and Galmstrup has been instrumental in the orchestration of these and many more projects over her ten year tenure at Henning Larsen.

Henning Larsen employs 220 Architects with offices in , Munich, Riyadh, Oslo, Istanbul, and Hong Kong. Check out the video to find out more about the dynamic firm, the Imagination Schools, and their projects worldwide. 

Laufen Forum / Nissen & Wentzlaff Architekten

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Architects: Nissen & Wentzlaff Architekten
Location: Laufen,
Client: Keramik Laufen AG
Area: 660.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Ruedi Walti

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Spotlight: Renzo Piano

“Architecture is art, but art vastly contaminated by many other things. Contaminated in the best sense of the word – fed, fertilised by many things.” -Renzo Piano

Renzo Piano, the Pritzker-Prize Laureate born in Genoa, Italy, turns 77 today. While Piano was originally expected to follow the family tradition of building, Renzo rebelled to study architecture in Milan. Even so, to this day, Piano maintains a healthy skepticism of academia; indeed, craftsmanship and experimentation are both pillars at the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Check out more Renzo Piano, including inspiring quotes and all his works on ArchDaily, after the break…

KAMJZ Reveals Proposal for Shenzhen Bay Super City Masterplan

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Already one of the most remarkable examples of China’s urban growth in the last 30 years, Shenzhen will soon also host a bustling new financial district. The Shenzhen Bay Super City Masterplan aims to create a new city center with top headquarter offices for global corporations and related venues for international conferences, exhibitions, and cultural programs. KAMJZ Architects has recently revealed their competition entry with a plan that proposes a more sustainable city center through the design of a radical new typology for office towers. Read on after the break to learn more about the proposed masterplan.

11 Houses in Murtal / ARX

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Architects: ARX
Location: , Portugal
Architect In Charge: José Mateus, Nuno Mateus
Year: 2004
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Family House Revnice / JRA Jarousek.Rochová.Architekti

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Architects: JRA Jarousek.Rochová.Architekti
Location: ,
Design Team: Magdalena Rochová, Radek Jarousek
Structural Engineer: Radek Brandejs
Area: 198.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Filip Slapal

Charvot House / Hérard & da Costa

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Architects: Hérard & da Costa
Location: ,
Area: 328.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

Refresh Yourself with ArchDaily’s 15 Most Popular Pools on Pinterest

Devoto House / Andres Remy Arquitectos. Image © Alejandro Peral

We present to you 15 of ArchDaily’s most re-pinned pools on Pinterest; designs which resonate with the profound power of the aquatic. As Lao Tzu reminds us, “nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it,” not even architecture. Now come on in; the water’s fine.

Zaha Hadid Installs Ultra-Thin Shell Structure at London’s V&A

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Zaha Hadid Architects has constructed an experimental structure on the grounds of ’s V&A Museum, just in time for the London Design Festival. The temporary installation is the practice’s thinnest shell structure to date, testing new design and construction technologies for achieving minimal material thickness while “investigating the relationship between formal arrangement and structural performance.” 

Incuboxx The Business Incubator / Andreescu & Gaivoronschi

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Architects: Andreescu & Gaivoronschi
Location: Timișoara,
Architect In Charge: Ioan Andreescu, Dan M. Munteanu
Area: 6311.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ovidiu Micsa

AD Interviews: Will Bruder / Will Bruder Architects

A self-trained American architect residing in Phoenix’s urban desert, Will Bruder, FAIA, has built a reputation for being one of ’s most prized place-makers. For more than 40 years, Bruder has refined his craft with the completion of over 500 commissions ranging from large-scale civic and cultural projects to private residences and multi-family housing.

Trained first as a sculptor with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Bruder pursued the art of building with an architectural apprenticeship under Paolo Soleri and Gunnar Birkerts. In 1974, Bruder opened his first studio in Arizona, Will Bruder Architects, where he still serves as a community-based architect and student mentor, while often participating in a number of visiting chairs and lectures at universities nationwide.

His most notable project is the Burton Barr Central Library; not only has the structure played a significant role in the evolution of downtown Phoenix, but it serves as an exemplar of Bruder’s heightened awareness of movement, materiality and light.

Learn more about Bruder’s design philosophy in the interview above and check out his projects on ArchDaily:

Residential Building DMT / [tp3] architekten

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Architects: [tp3] architekten
Location: 4490 Sankt Florian,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Mark Sengstbratl

The Modern Art Museum of Fortworth. Image © Liao Yusheng
The Modern Art Museum of Fortworth. Image © Liao Yusheng

Spotlight: Tadao Ando

Tadao Ando (13 September 1941), the 1995 recipient of the Pritzker Prize, turns 73 today. Ando, a Japanese architect based out of OsakaJapan, is highly regarded for his unparalleled work with concrete, sensitive treatment of natural light, and strong engagement with nature.

Jardim das Amoreiras Apartment / João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos

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Architects: João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos
Location: ,
Architecture Collaboration : Renata Vieira, Ana Caracol, Ruben Mateus
Area: 175.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG + SG

Rodeneck Kindergarden / pedevilla architekten

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Architects: pedevilla architekten
Location: Rodeneck, Bolzano,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Gustav Willeit

Gemeinde / Stefan Forster Architekten

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Architects: Stefan Forster Architekten
Location: Hafenstraße 5, 60327 Frankfurt,
Area: 2880.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Lisa Farkas

C-House / Yasuhiro Sone

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Architects: Yasuhiro Sone
Location: , Gifu,
Area: 382.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Hideo Mori