How to Start a Practice

00:00 - 21 June, 2013
How to Start a Practice

"Successful practices have launched in earlier recessions, and will do so in this one. It is wise, however, to be armed with as much knowledge as possible", concludes BD's most recent research paper "How to Start a Practice... and Keep it Running". The document, containing advice on every aspect of setting up a practice, from naming it to chasing late payments, aims to provide just that knowledge.

Read more about 'How to Start a Practice' (including how to get a 50% discount) after the break...

SFU UniverCity Childcare / HCMA

01:00 - 21 June, 2013
© Martin Tessler
© Martin Tessler
  • Architects

  • Location

    Burnaby, BC, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    HCMA
  • Electrical Engineer

    MMM Group
  • Area

    530.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Martin Tessler © Martin Tessler © Martin Tessler © Martin Tessler +14

Videos: Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

00:00 - 21 June, 2013

Tapping into the Potential of New York's “Lost” Underpasses

00:00 - 21 June, 2013
Broadway in Harlem; Kevin Harber via Flickr; Licensed via Creative Commons
Broadway in Harlem; Kevin Harber via Flickr; Licensed via Creative Commons

The Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) cuts through myriad neighborhoods on its route between Queens and Brooklyn. Sometimes it takes the form of an elevated six-lane highway with nothing but dark parking lots below; sometimes as a deep trench that segregates neighborhood pockets. The Cross Bronx Expressway in the South Bronx similarly creates boundaries, isolating neighborhoods from each other.  

Projects such as these, built under the heavy handed politics of Robert Moses in the mid-20th century, show little regard for community development. The effects of these projects can be seen today; the  spaces below the highway overpasses of New York City tend to be dark, dingy places that we avoid or rush past. They’re perceived as "lost space" within the city, yet they have an innate potential to be much more.

The Design Trust for Public Space, a non-profit dedicated to promoting public space, sees that potential. With their new project, Under the Elevated: Reclaiming Space, Connecting Communities, they hope to take these “lost” spaces and turn them into safe and exciting venues that will, at long last, reconnect long-separated communities.

More on this exciting program, after the break.

Aachenmünchener Headquarters / Kadawittfeldarchitektur

01:00 - 21 June, 2013
© Jens Kirchner
© Jens Kirchner
  • Architects

  • Location

    Borngasse, 52064 Aachen, Germany
  • Project Manager

    Stefan Haass, Jascha Klusen
  • Area

    29050.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Jens Kirchner © Jens Kirchner © Jens Kirchner © Jens Kirchner +18

Housing Complex in Sevilla / DL+A Arquitectos Asociados

01:00 - 21 June, 2013
Housing Complex in Sevilla / DL+A Arquitectos Asociados, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ramon Carande, 7, 41013 Seville, Sevilla, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Jose Maria De Lapuerta, Carlos Asensio, Paloma Campo Ruano
  • Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +21

TOR 149 / Graft Architects

01:00 - 21 June, 2013
© Tobias Hein
© Tobias Hein

© Tobias Hein © Tobias Hein © Tobias Hein © Tobias Hein +31

Zaror House / Jaime Bendersky Arquitectos

01:00 - 20 June, 2013
© Pablo Henriquez Palma
© Pablo Henriquez Palma
  • Architects

    Jaime Bendersky Arquitectos
  • Location

    Vitacura, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Area

    824.0 m2
  • Year

    2008
  • Photography

© Pablo Henriquez Palma © Pablo Henriquez Palma © Pablo Henriquez Palma © Pablo Henriquez Palma +17

2013 "Redesigning Detroit: A New Vision for an Iconic Site" Winners Announced

00:00 - 20 June, 2013
2013 "Redesigning Detroit: A New Vision for an Iconic Site" Winners Announced, 1st Place "MINICITY Detroit” by Davide Marchetti and Erin Pellegrino
1st Place "MINICITY Detroit” by Davide Marchetti and Erin Pellegrino

Rock Ventures LLC and Bedrock Real Estate Services has announced the winners of Opportunity Detroit’s international design competition which solicited ideas for a potential signature project on the former Hudson’s Department Store site in downtown Detroit. The three winning design ideas came from Rome, Italy; Kalamazoo, Michigan; and Southfield, Michigan. More images and information on the winning entries after the break.

AIA 2013: Conscious Capitalism and the Future of Business

00:00 - 20 June, 2013
AIA 2013: Conscious Capitalism and the Future of Business, AIA president Mickey Jacobs © ArchDaily
AIA president Mickey Jacobs © ArchDaily

Thousands have flocked to the Mile High City in Colorado to attend the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2013 National Convention. The three-day event was enthusiastically kickstarted this morning by AIA president Mickey Jacobs who honored Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects with the 2013 Architecture Firm Award; highlighted this year's theme of leadership; and featured words of advice from TOMS founder and chief shoe giver, Blake Mycoskie.

Learn TOMS Founder Mycoskie’s top advice for architects after the break. 

A Refugee Camp Is a City / World Refugee Day 2013

00:00 - 20 June, 2013
A Refugee Camp Is a City / World Refugee Day 2013, Courtesy of refugeecamp.ca
Courtesy of refugeecamp.ca

June 20th. World Refugee Day.

When we think of emergency architecture, what usually comes to mind are villages razed by flooding, by a hurricane or tornado. Families who have lost everything. From catastrophe emerges a new home for a new life, a new future to rebuild from the debris. But there are many other emergencies of an equally - if not more - dramatic nature.

Political and armed conflicts displace tens of millions of people every year. In the 2012 census collected by ANCUR, it was estimated that “43.3 million people in the world were displaced by force due to conflict and persecution. Children constitute 46% of this population.” These are not people who are starting from 0 with a new home, but rather who have run to save their own lives, taking with them only what they can carry - the things that will furnish houses that aren’t houses, because their inhabitants aren’t citizens. 

But a refugee camp is also a city. 

Quinper City Council / Guinée et Potin Architects

01:00 - 20 June, 2013
Quinper City Council / Guinée et Potin Architects, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau
  • Architects

  • Location

    47 Rue Paul Borrossi, 29000 Quimper, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Guinée et Potin
  • Design Team

    Anne-Flore Guinée, Hervé Potin, Solen Nico, Jean Chevalier
  • Landscape Designers

    Guillaume Sevin Paysages
  • Engineering

    ISATEG, ITAC
  • Area

    1519.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau +26

OMA-designed Luxury Home in Manila Nears Completion

00:00 - 20 June, 2013
OMA-designed Luxury Home in Manila Nears Completion, © Dominik Gigler
© Dominik Gigler

Vanity Fair reports that Developer Robbie Antonio’s OMA-designed “Stealth,” a $15 million private residence/art gallery in Manila will be completed by the end of the month. The home is a series of stacked, irregular boxes with rooftop pool and waterfall.

AIEP Building / Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados

01:00 - 20 June, 2013
Courtesy of Schmidt Arquitectos
Courtesy of Schmidt Arquitectos
  • Architects

    Horacio Schmidt Cortés, Horacio Schmidt Radic, Martin Schmidt Radic
  • Location

    Ejército Liber 11-201, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Associate Architects

    Rafael Pino, Cristián Pino, Rodrigo Toro
  • Area

    4500.0 m2
  • Year

    2008
  • Photography

Courtesy of Schmidt Arquitectos Courtesy of Schmidt Arquitectos Courtesy of Schmidt Arquitectos Courtesy of Schmidt Arquitectos +26

Hiding Place / Keisuke Kawaguchi+K2-Design

01:00 - 20 June, 2013
© Toru Kitamura
© Toru Kitamura

© Toru Kitamura © Toru Kitamura © Toru Kitamura © Toru Kitamura +26

Sports Hall / Slangen + Koenis Architects

01:00 - 20 June, 2013
© Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

© Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Bart Solinger © Marcel van der Burg +13

'Densify' Discussion at the Center for Architecture

00:00 - 20 June, 2013
'Densify' Discussion at the Center for Architecture, Courtesy of AIA New York
Courtesy of AIA New York

Presented by AIA New York, the Densify discussion is set to take place June 26th from 6:45pm-8:30pm EST at the Center for Architecture. The event looks at proposals for Manhattan’s Midtown East, that could significantly increase land use intensity at Manhattan’s densest urban core, and Micro-housing that will significantly decrease the allowable dwelling size in New York City. The program will also include interviews with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop on high-rise mix-use development in London, focusing on the Shard, and comparisons between Micro-housing in NYC and Asian precedents. For more information, please visit here.

'Richard Rogers RA: Inside Out' Exhibition

00:00 - 20 June, 2013
'Richard Rogers RA: Inside Out' Exhibition, Richard Rogers Partnership Terminal 4, Barajas Airport, Madrid 1997-2005 Coloured structural 'trees' in the airport terminal © Manuel Renau Image courtesy of AENA and Manuel Renau
Richard Rogers Partnership Terminal 4, Barajas Airport, Madrid 1997-2005 Coloured structural 'trees' in the airport terminal © Manuel Renau Image courtesy of AENA and Manuel Renau

Focusing on key projects and using previously unseen archival material, drawings and personal items, the 'Richard Rogers RA: Inside Out' exhibition will explore Roger's career, from the influence of his Italian family to his impact on how we experience cities today. From July 18-October 13 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, visitors will gain an unprecedented insight into this leader of modern design. This blend of political, social and ethical concerns, as well as popular culture, technology, art and urbanism is manifest not only in his architecture, but also in his roles as a speaker, writer, politician and activist. For more information, please visit here.