123 MAKELAAR / CUBE Architecten

01:00 - 19 March, 2013
Courtesy of CUBE Architecten
Courtesy of CUBE Architecten
  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam
  • Architect in Charge

    Pieter van der Pot, Marloes van Heteren
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of CUBE Architecten

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Luchtsingel / ZUS + Hofbogen BV

01:00 - 19 March, 2013
© Ossip van Duivebode
© Ossip van Duivebode

From the architect. The Luchtsingel is a pedestrian footbridge in Rotterdam that is being realized by crowdfunding, an exciting new means of funding in which the public donates money via an online platform (essentially investing in an unrealized idea) in order to make a project reality. The Luchtsingel, which uses the slogan "the more you donate, the longer the bridge", has resonated with the public imagination and surpassed its initial funding goals, becoming an important part of Rotterdam's urban rejuvenation.

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Read more about the unusual birth of this public bridge, after the break...

Curatorial Opportunities' Program at the CCA

00:00 - 19 March, 2013
© CCA, Montréal
© CCA, Montréal

Curatorial practice as it emerged during the twentieth century is being extensively recast. The tremendous change in the status of the object, culture, the various disciplines, information and education, implies an inevitable transformation of the curator’s role and competences. A renewed interest for curatorial practice has recently emerged within the field of architecture. For the third year,  the CCA (Canadian Center for Architecture) offers two curatorial opportunities with the generous support of the Power Corporation of Canada: the Young Curator Program and the Curatorial Internships Program. More information after the break.

The extension of the Montreuil Polytechnic / 2/3/4/

01:00 - 18 March, 2013
© Juan Sepulveda
© Juan Sepulveda
  • Architects

  • Location

    191 Rue de la Nouvelle France, 93100 Montreuil, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Olivier ARENE, Jean-François PATTE, Emilie SOPENA
  • Team

    Elie MARçAIS, Hélène ARLIGUI, Olivia MEDOT, Nicolas GUILLAUME, Fabrizio GLORIOSO, Guilio TARQUINI, Tae Hyung Kim
  • Landscape

    Faubourg 2/3/4/ Florian LUNEAU
  • Consulting Engineer

    SAS MIZRAHI, Eric BOURNIQUE, Christian KPESSOKRO
  • Area

    4400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Nicolas Fussler © Nicolas Fussler © Juan Sepulveda © Juan Sepulveda +35

Christo Unveils Inflatable, Light-Infused Installation in Germany

00:00 - 18 March, 2013
© Wolfgang Volz, 2013 Christo
© Wolfgang Volz, 2013 Christo

The internationally - and often controversial - acclaimed artist Christo has unveiled the “largest indoor sculpture ever made”. Prepared to debut in a public exhibition starting March 16, the inflated “Big Air Package” has been designed to occupy a 117-meter-tall former gas tank known as Gasometer Oberhausen in Germany. The 90-meter-high, 50-meter-wide sculpture is made from 20,350 square meters of semitransparent polyester fabric and 4,500 meters of rope, with a total weight of 5.3 tons and a volume of 177,000 cubic meters. 

The seemingly endless, inflatable installation was conceived in 2010 and is Christo’s first major work after the passing of his wife and artistic partner Jeanne-Claude in 2009.

More on Christo’s “Big Air Package” after the break...

Community Center at Batuco Abajo / Luis Quezada

01:00 - 18 March, 2013
Courtesy of Luis Quezada
Courtesy of Luis Quezada
  • Architects

    Luis Quezada
  • Location

    Pencahue, Maule, Chile
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Courtesy of Luis Quezada

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House X / Agraz Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 March, 2013
© Mito Covarrubias
© Mito Covarrubias
  • Architects

  • Location

    Del Bosque, Ciudad Bugambilias, 45100 Zapopan, JAL, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Ricardo Agraz, Elías Rizo
  • Area

    305 sqm
  • Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Mito Covarrubias

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56 Dwellings in Salburúa / Patxi Cortazar

01:00 - 18 March, 2013
© César San Millán
© César San Millán
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vitoria, Álava, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Patxi Cortazar y José Manuel Simón
  • Technical Architects

    Juan José Gracia Martín y Gonzalo Porres Salces
  • Client

    VIVANTIS
  • Consulting

    Zikotz S.A.
  • Area

    7993.0 m2
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

    César San Millán

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The 'Power of Architecture’: Louis Kahn Exhibition

00:00 - 18 March, 2013
Salk Instutute in La Jolla, California, Louis Kahn 1959-65 C. The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania / © John Nicolais
Salk Instutute in La Jolla, California, Louis Kahn 1959-65 C. The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania / © John Nicolais

Celebrating one of the great master builders of the twentieth century, the Louis Kahn exhibition is taking place now until November 8, 2013. The 'Power of Architecture’, presented by the Vitra Design Museum is the first major retrospective of Kahn’s work in two decades. The exhibition encompasses an unprecedented and diverse range of architectural models, original drawings, photographs and films. All of Kahn’s important projects are extensively documented — from his early urban planning concepts and single-family houses to monumental late works. More information after the break.

The Butler-VanderLinden Lecture on Architecture

00:00 - 18 March, 2013
Amateur Architecture Studio. Ningbo History Museum, 2003-2008. Ningbo, China. Photo by Lv Hengzhong.
Amateur Architecture Studio. Ningbo History Museum, 2003-2008. Ningbo, China. Photo by Lv Hengzhong.

The Architecture & Design Society at the Art Institute of Chicago is presenting the Butler-VanderLinden Lecture on Architecture featuring Wang Shu: 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate and co-founder of Amateur Architecture Studio, founded by him and his wife, Lu Wenyu, in 1997 in Hangzhou, China. They are known for a keen dedication to handicraft, a penchant for sustainable building methods, and thoughtful projects that are contextualized within Chinese culture and history. The firm’s work has been described by the Pritzker Prize jury as “timeless, deeply rooted in its context, and yet universal. The event will be held in the Rubloff Auditorium on March 28th from 6:30pm-7:30pm. For more information, please visit here.

Sac Chich Hacienda / Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 March, 2013
© Marcelo Troché
© Marcelo Troché

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51 Logements in Viry-Châtillon / Margot-Duclot architectes associés

01:00 - 18 March, 2013
© Jean-Michel Landecy
© Jean-Michel Landecy

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National Convention and Exhibition Center Winning Proposal / gmp Architekten

01:00 - 18 March, 2013
© gmp Architekten
© gmp Architekten

gmp Architekten just won the first prize in the competition to design the 1.2 million square-meter Tianjin Exhibition Center. Now the third city where an exhibition center of international importance will be built after Shanghai and Guangzhou, their design concept proposes two almost identical construction phases. They both consist of a central entrance hall roofed over by filigree canopies, 8 exhibition halls on both sides and a main central thoroughfare that connects the entrance halls with the exhibition halls. More images and architects' description after the break.

Manish Restaurant / ODVO arquitetura e urbanismo

01:00 - 18 March, 2013
© Pregnolato e Kusuki estúdio Fotográfico
© Pregnolato e Kusuki estúdio Fotográfico
  • Architects

  • Location

    Av. Horácio Láfer, 491 - Itaim Bibi, Sao Paulo - São Paulo, 04538-082, Brazil
  • Project Architects

    Carol Kaphan Zullo (Mínima Arquitetura e Urbanismo), Omar Mohamad Dalank y Victor Oliveira Castro (ODVO Arquitetura e Urbanismo)
  • Area

    472.0 m2
  • Year

    2011
  • Photography

    Pregnolato e Kusuki estúdio Fotográfico

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AD Classics: Tower of Winds / Toyo Ito

01:00 - 18 March, 2013
© Tomio Ohashi
© Tomio Ohashi

© Toyo Ito and Associates © Toyo Ito and Associates © Toyo Ito and Associates © Flickr User ..colb.. +9

The Tower of Winds is a project largely indicative of Toyo Ito's approach to architecture, particularly his belief in the importance of technology and its vital role in the future of architecture. The project not only embraces technology and involves it in a dialogue with the city, but also establishes a direct symbolic relationship between nature and the installation.

Video: A documentary on Toyo Ito's Sendai Mediatheque

00:00 - 18 March, 2013

One of Toyo Ito's most iconic building is undoubtedly the Sendai Mediatheque. The latest Pritzker laureate completed the building in 2001, a cultural media center allowing complete visibility and transparency to the surrounding community. 

French director Richard Copans made this documentary on the Sendai Mediatheque that you can't miss. You can watch part II and III after the break. And don't forget to check our complete coverage on the 2013 Pritzker Prize winner. 

Electric / Mathieu Lehanneur

01:00 - 18 March, 2013
© Felipe Ribon
© Felipe Ribon
  • Architects

  • Location

    Porte de Versailles, 75015, Paris, France
  • Collaborating Architect

    Ana Moussinet
  • Associated Authors

    John Michael Ramirez and Romain Dian (Régine, Schmuck and Hippodrome de Longchamp)
  • Client

    Viparis
  • Area

    1380.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Felipe Ribon

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Gangjin Children Center / JYA-RCHITECTS

01:00 - 18 March, 2013
© Hwang Hyochel
© Hwang Hyochel
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gangjin, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    JYA-RCHITECTS
  • Structure

    HM
  • Area

    223.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Hwang Hyochel, Courtesy of JYA-RCHITECTS

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