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One Family Dwelling / Rob Dubois

01:00 - 9 September, 2013
One Family Dwelling / Rob Dubois, Courtesy of Rob Dubois
Courtesy of Rob Dubois
  • Architects

  • Location

    Pals, Girona, Spain
  • Technical Architects

    Jordi Fontanella & Clara Artero
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Rob Dubois

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On Art, Urbanism, and Gehry in LA: A Conversation with Edwin Chan

01:00 - 9 September, 2013
On Art, Urbanism, and Gehry in LA: A Conversation with Edwin Chan, Iman Ansari with Edwin Chan at Walt Disney Music Hall. Image Courtesy of an-onymous.com.
Iman Ansari with Edwin Chan at Walt Disney Music Hall. Image Courtesy of an-onymous.com.

In this article, which originally appeared in Metropolis Magazine’s Point of View Blog as “Q&A: Edwin Chan,” Iman Ansari interviews Edwin Chan, a design partner at Frank Gehry architects for 25 years, about Gehry and the many significant cultural and institutional projects he worked on before starting his own practice, EC3.

Iman Ansari: When we look at the work of Frank Gehry or Thom Mayne, as LA architects, there is a certain symbolic relationship to the city evident in the work: the industrial character of these buildings and elements of the highway or automobile culture that tie the architecture to the larger urban infrastructure, the scale of the projects, as well as the conscious use of materials such as metal, glass or concrete. But as freestanding machine-like objects sitting at the heart of the city these buildings also embody certain ideals and values that are uniquely American, such as individualism, and freedom of expression. In your opinion how is Frank Gehry's work tied to Los Angeles or the American culture?

Edwin Chan: Absolutely. I think Frank's work definitely has DNA of LA as a city. We talk about the idea of a democratic city a lot, and coincidentally Hillary Clinton mentioned that in her speech recently saying: “We need a new architecture for this new world, more Frank Gehry than formal Greek,” because it's the expression of democracy. In that sense you could think about the building embodying certain type of values that are manifested architecturally. 

Chiat/ Day/ Mojo headquarters, Venice, California. Image Courtesy of an-onymous.com. Walt Disney Music Hall. Image Courtesy of an-onymous.com. Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Image Courtesy of an-onymous.com. Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California. Image Courtesy of an-onymous.com. +7

Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law / Architectus + Guymer Bailey Architects

01:00 - 9 September, 2013
Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law / Architectus + Guymer Bailey Architects, Courtesy of Architectus
Courtesy of Architectus
  • Architects

  • Location

    Queensland, Australia
  • Design Director

    John Hockings
  • Project Director

    John Grealy
  • Project Architect

    Henry Hancock
  • Architectus Team

    Ashley Beckett, Juan Benavides, Kelly Burke, Mark Burrowes, Stacey Carroll, Nadia Casati, Kalene Cassie, Stephen Chandler, Sam Charles-Ginn, Lindsay Clare, Patrick Clifford, Craig Earley, Kirstie Galloway, Katia Gard, Adrian Hanby, Juliana Hannah, Glen Hartman, Matthew Herzig, Brett Hinze, Mark Hogan, Andrew Jones, Georgia Kirkwood, Quelia Kleemann, Klara Kormendy, Min Kyu Lim, Stephen Long, Ashneel Maharaj, Cherissa McCaughey, Bill Mcllwraith, Fedor Medek, Anya Meng, Simon Moisey, Melinda Morrison, Angus Munro, Jessica O'Shea, Robert Ousey, Rohan Patil, Kurt Piccardi, Michael Ray, Kirk Smith, Ray Smith, Richard Stone, Erik Sziraki, Janina Thieme, Anna van Hecs, Keith Ward, Mark Wilde, Erin Wheatley
  • Guymer Bailey Team

    Ralph Bailey, Phil Jackson, Nick Josephsen, Anthony McKibben, Angela Morton, Christina Renger, David Toussaint, Joel Sim
  • Managing Contractor

    Lend Lease
  • Area

    64000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Architectus

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Motuoapa House / Mark Frazerhurst Architect

01:00 - 9 September, 2013
Motuoapa House / Mark Frazerhurst Architect, © Sam Hartnett
© Sam Hartnett

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Contemporary Art Center – FRAC / Kengo Kuma & Associates

01:00 - 9 September, 2013
Contemporary Art Center – FRAC / Kengo Kuma & Associates, © Nicolas Waltefaugle
© Nicolas Waltefaugle
  • Architects

  • Location

    Marseille, France
  • Architect in Charge of Construction Site

    Nicolas Moreau, Jean-Daniel Boyé, Frank Anderle, Loïc Lequertier, Pascal Ferrera
  • Architecture Team

    Kengo Kuma, Yuki Ikeguchi, Nicolas Moreau, Louise Lemoine, Félicien Duval, Shinku Noda, Jun Shibata
  • Local Architect

    Toury et Vallet
  • Structure Engineer

    CEBAT ingénierie
  • Mechanical Engineer

    ETB Antonelli
  • Facade Engineer

    ARCORA
  • Area

    5757.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Nicolas Waltefaugle © Nicolas Waltefaugle © Nicolas Waltefaugle © Erieta Attali +26

Bio Mass Power Plant / Matteo Thun & Partners

01:00 - 9 September, 2013
Bio Mass Power Plant / Matteo Thun & Partners, © Jens Weber
© Jens Weber
  • Architects

  • Location

    Schwendi, Germany
  • Project Manager

    Luca Colombo
  • Team

    Florian Köhler, Susanne Loeffler
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Jens Weber © Jens Weber © Jens Weber © Jens Weber +12

HygroSkin-Meteorosensitive Pavilion / Achim Menges Architect + Oliver David Krieg + Steffen Reichert

01:00 - 9 September, 2013
HygroSkin-Meteorosensitive Pavilion / Achim Menges Architect + Oliver David Krieg + Steffen Reichert, Courtesy of ICD University of Stuttgart
Courtesy of ICD University of Stuttgart
  • Architects

  • Location

    45100 Orléans-la-Source, France
  • Project Team

    Steffen Reichert, Boyan Mihaylov (Achim Menges)- Prof. Achim Menges, Oliver David Krieg, Steffen Reichert, Nicola Burggraf, Zachary Christian, David Correa, Katja Rinderspacher, Tobias Schwinn with Yordan Domuzov, Tobias Finkh, Gergana Hadzhimladenova, Michael Herrick, Vanessa Mayer, Henning Otte, Ivaylo Perianov, Sara Petrova, Philipp Siedler, Xenia Tiefensee, Sascha Vallon, Leyla Yunis (ICD University of Stuttgart)
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of ICD University of Stuttgart

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Cloudy Bay Winery / Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects + Paul Rolfe Architects

01:00 - 9 September, 2013
Cloudy Bay Winery / Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects  + Paul Rolfe Architects, © Mike Rolfe
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00:00 - 9 September, 2013

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The Deck House / Choo Gim Wah Architect

01:00 - 9 September, 2013
© Kenneth Lim
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Brewer House / Sarah Scott Architects Ltd

01:00 - 9 September, 2013
Brewer House / Sarah Scott Architects Ltd, © Mickey Ross
© Mickey Ross
  • Architects

  • Location

    Wanaka, New Zealand
  • Design Team

    Barry Condon, Sarah Scott
  • Structural Engineer

    Spiire NZ (formerly DWK)
  • Builder

    Tony Quirk Builders Ltd
  • Area

    440.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Mickey Ross © Mickey Ross © Mickey Ross © Mickey Ross +15

NURSERY-SCHOOL / Rocamora Arquitectura

00:00 - 9 September, 2013
NURSERY-SCHOOL / Rocamora Arquitectura, © David Frutos
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Critics React to Mecanoo's Birmingham Library

00:00 - 9 September, 2013
Critics React to Mecanoo's Birmingham Library, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

With Birmingham's new public library opening last week, Mecanoo's latest large-scale public building has received mixed reviews from critics in the UK. Check out the critical responses from Hugh Pearman, The Telegraph's Stephen Bayley, The Guardian's Oliver Wainwright, The Observer's Rowan Moore, and The Financial Times' Edwin Heathcote after the break...

Clustered Dwellings Building / Ana Smud + Estudio Rietti Smud

01:00 - 9 September, 2013
Clustered Dwellings Building / Ana Smud + Estudio Rietti Smud, Courtesy of Ana Smud
Courtesy of Ana Smud
  • Architects

  • Location

    Russel 5058, Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Project Architect

    Ana Smud
  • Team

    Agustina Falcon, Daniel Zelcer, Matias Rebusone, Nicolas Fernandez Sanz.
  • Project Area

    400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Courtesy of Ana Smud

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Evill House / Studio Pacific Architecture

01:00 - 9 September, 2013
Evill House / Studio Pacific Architecture, © Paul McCredie
© Paul McCredie

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World Architecture Festival: Last Days to Register, Discount for ArchDaily Readers

00:00 - 9 September, 2013

The World Architecture Festival is only a few weeks away. The intense architecture event will take place between October 2nd and 4th in Singapore, a young, fast city where architecture is everywhere, as you can see on the above video.

Five Projects Win Aga Khan Award for Architecture

01:00 - 9 September, 2013
Five Projects Win Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Islamic Cemetery, Altach, Austria / Bernado Bader Architects. Image © AKAA / Adolf Bereuter
Islamic Cemetery, Altach, Austria / Bernado Bader Architects. Image © AKAA / Adolf Bereuter

The Master Jury for the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture has announced five deserving projects as winners of the prestigious, US$1 million prize. Since the award was launched 36 years ago, over 100 projects have received the prize and more than 7,500 building projects have been documented for exhibiting architectural excellence and improving the overall quality of life in their regions. 

The 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture winners include:

Dynamo Wins TAB 2013 Vision Competition

01:00 - 9 September, 2013

A team from the Moscow Strelka Institute - Izabela Cichonska, Nathan de Groot, Lindsay Harkema and Ondrej Janku - has been awarded first place in the TAB 2013 Vision Competition, Recycling Socialism. Challenged to propose a scheme for urban remediation that could diversify the concentric plan of Väike-Õismäe - one of Tallinn's three larger Soviet-era panel-apartment districts - to enhance quality of life, the winning team envisioned Dynamo: a radical plan that would reactivate the sleepy district by “recharging the ground.”