House for Pau & Rocio / Arnau Tiñena Architecture

01:00 - 22 May, 2013
House for Pau & Rocio / Arnau Tiñena Architecture, Courtesy of Arnau Tiñena
Courtesy of Arnau Tiñena
  • Architects

  • Location

    Botarell, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Arnau Tiñena
  • Technical Architect

    Josep Anguera
  • Construction

    Construcciones Manuel Velarde MVC
  • Area

    148.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Arnau Tiñena

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Românico Paredes Interpretation Center / Spaceworkers

01:00 - 22 May, 2013
Românico Paredes Interpretation Center / Spaceworkers, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    Paredes, Portugal
  • Principals in Charge

    Henrique Marques & Rui Dinis
  • Project Team

    Rui Rodrigues, Sérgio Rocha, Rui Miguel
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +28

'Harvest' Nordic Built Challenge Finalist Proposal / AHA+ and SAAHA

01:00 - 22 May, 2013
'Harvest' Nordic Built Challenge Finalist Proposal / AHA+ and SAAHA, Courtesy of AHA+ and SAAHA
Courtesy of AHA+ and SAAHA

Developed by architects AHA+ and Solbjor Arkitekter, their 'Harvest' proposal was announced as one of the four finalists in the international competition Nordic Built Challenge for an extension of Postgirobygget, an existing high-rise building in Oslo. Going beyond BG14 and the refurbishment of Posthuset, their concept aims at becoming a new and innovative way to meet the challenges of tomorrow while ensuring financial and practical viability. More images and architects' description after the break.

Taray Sau Office Building / MACLA Arquitectos

01:00 - 22 May, 2013
Taray Sau Office Building / MACLA Arquitectos, © Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Cabo Couso, 4, 30730 San Javier, Murcia, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Miguel Cabanes Ginés, Elena Robles Alonso & Pedro Gambín Hurtado
  • Area

    929.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo +13

Aisho House / ALTS Design Office

01:00 - 22 May, 2013
Aisho House / ALTS Design Office, Courtesy of ALTS Design Office
Courtesy of ALTS Design Office
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shiga, Japan
  • Architects Member

    Sumiou Mizumoto / Yoshitaka Kuga
  • Area

    169.76 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of ALTS Design Office

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Video: archiDUTCH Documentary

00:00 - 22 May, 2013

Conducted by a group of Canadian design students, archiDUTCH is a 19-minute documentary about how the Dutch build and design the cities we live in, including a collection of interviews of Dutch architects and designers. The footage was shot and edited by first-time student filmmakers from Simon Fraser University’s Interactive Art and Technology program. OMA's Reinier de Graaf, Inside Outside's Petra Blaisse, and MVRDV's Jacob van Rijs (along with dutch model maker Vincent de Rijk) comment on the Dutch point of view of designing for the architectural and urban scale, both in the Netherlands and worldwide in this film. Detailed interviews and more information about the students involved in this field study can be found here. More images can be viewed after the break.

NBBJ Proposes Five-Story Biodome for Amazon's Seattle Headquarters

00:00 - 22 May, 2013
NBBJ Proposes Five-Story Biodome for Amazon's Seattle Headquarters, View Looking West from 7th Avenue & Lenora Street; Courtesy of Seattle.gov © NBBJ / Studio 216
View Looking West from 7th Avenue & Lenora Street; Courtesy of Seattle.gov © NBBJ / Studio 216

In an attempt to “create an alternative environment” in the center of Amazon’s recently approved, three-block headquarters planned for downtown Seattle, NBBJ has submitted a revision that would replace a six-story office building with a tri-sphere biodome that will host various forms of plant life and provide a more natural setting for employees to work and socialize. Perhaps this change is Amazon’s way of “keeping up with the Joneses”, as many leading corporations - Apple, Google, and Facebook - have been unveiling plans to construct one-of-the-kind office complexes centered around sustainability, innovation and collaboration. 

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Proposed Plan; Courtesy of Seattle.gov © NBBJ / Studio 216
Proposed Plan; Courtesy of Seattle.gov © NBBJ / Studio 216

Maintenance Facility / Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten

01:00 - 22 May, 2013
Maintenance Facility / Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten, © Florian Holzherr
© Florian Holzherr

© Florian Holzherr © Florian Holzherr © Florian Holzherr © Florian Holzherr +15

Tunnel Monitoring Complex Hausmannstaetten / Dietger Wissounig Architekten

01:00 - 22 May, 2013
Tunnel Monitoring Complex Hausmannstaetten  / Dietger Wissounig Architekten, © Jasmin Schuller
© Jasmin Schuller

© Jasmin Schuller © Jasmin Schuller © Jasmin Schuller © Jasmin Schuller +21

Help Rebuild Moore

00:00 - 22 May, 2013
Help Rebuild Moore, © Oklahoma National Guard
© Oklahoma National Guard

Recovery efforts are underway in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore after a deadly, 1.3-mile-wide tornado carved a 20-mile-long swath of destruction through neighborhoods and schools on Monday afternoon. With winds up to 210 miles per hour and a death count that currently stands at 24, President Obama has declared this tornado to be “one of the most destructive in history,” ranking it at a Category 5. 

In an effort to help, Architecture for Humanity and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have mobilized their teams to provide instant assistance and aid in long term reconstruction efforts. Although professional design and construction volunteers from both organizations are already on the ground, the community needs your help. Find out how you can help the residents of Moore after the break.

Aria / T38 studio

01:00 - 22 May, 2013
Aria / T38 studio, © Pablo Casals-Aguirre
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre
  • Architects

  • Location

    México, Tijuana, Baja California
  • Project Team

    Alfonso Medina, Mauricio Kuri, Oscar González, Pablo Casals-Aguirre, Sara Díaz, Joseph Ruíz Tapia, Alejandro Bustos, Lucía Arroyo, Alina Castañeda, Ana Darice Payan
  • Construction

    Taller38
  • Structural Project

    Ing. Pedro Fernández
  • Instalations

    Alvaro García
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Proyect Year

    2011
  • Photography

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre +21

Fishing Lodge / Simon Gill Architects

01:00 - 22 May, 2013
Courtesy of Simon Gill Architects
Courtesy of Simon Gill Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Batak, Bulgaria
  • Architect in Charge

    Simon Gill Architects
  • Executive Architect

    RTConsult
  • Structural Engineer

    RTConsult
  • Area

    290.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Simon Gill Architects

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Afip Offices in Pehuajó / Alberto Varas & Asociados

01:00 - 22 May, 2013
Afip Offices in Pehuajó / Alberto Varas & Asociados, Courtesy of Alberto Varas & Asociados
Courtesy of Alberto Varas & Asociados
  • Architects

  • Location

    Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Alberto Varas & Asociados

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In Residence: Claudio Silvestrin

19:02 - 21 May, 2013

Free of clutter but filled with light, shadow and sculptural forms, filmmaker Matthew Donaldson takes you inside the minimalist masterpiece that Italian architect Claudio Silvestrin calls home. As part of NOWNESS’ In Residence series, this video sheds light  Silvestrin’s “reductive, contemplative, near-ecclesiastical spaces” that can be found across the globe – from Moscow to Majorca, and soon-to-be in Miami, where Silvestrin is currently designing a home from Kanye West that will undoubtedly exhibit many of his signature components. 

San Francisco Javier School / Martin Hurtado Covarrubias & Sergio Quintana Felice Arquitectos Asociados

01:00 - 21 May, 2013
San Francisco Javier School / Martin Hurtado Covarrubias & Sergio Quintana Felice Arquitectos Asociados, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects

    Martin Hurtado Covarrubias & Sergio Quintana Felice Arquitectos Asociados
  • Location

    Puerto Montt, Puerto Montt, Los Lagos Region, Chile
  • Area

    27030 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +16

Why Skaters Need the Southbank Centre

00:00 - 21 May, 2013
Why Skaters Need the Southbank Centre, © joannapoe via Flickr
© joannapoe via Flickr

Among the extensive discussion of Feilden Clegg Bradley's scheme to redesign the Southbank Centre in London, one issue which has sometimes been ignored by the architectural media has been the proposal to relocate the skate park in the under-croft of the Queen Elizabeth Hall to a space beneath the nearby Hungerford bridge.

Unsurprisingly, this decision has sparked a petition which has collected nearly 40,000 signatures to save one of the UK's most famous skating hotspots. We’ve talked about how skaters can teach architects about understanding space before; however, in this instance I would like to examine how skaters as a (sub)cultural entity interact with the city, and how the city can cater to their needs. Though many architects are already in favor of accepting skaters, I hope to explore why the wider community tends to see skating as a problem to be solved, and what this can reveal about the proposal at the Southbank Centre.

Read on to find out more about the peculiar way skaters experience cities

'Childhood and Public Space': A Dialogue Between the Arts, Education and Urban Design Conference

00:00 - 21 May, 2013
'Childhood and Public Space': A Dialogue Between the Arts, Education and Urban Design Conference, Courtesy of Urbanitas Berlin-Barcelona, Associació de Mestres Rosa Sensat
Courtesy of Urbanitas Berlin-Barcelona, Associació de Mestres Rosa Sensat

Taking place July 6-7 at CosmoCaixa in Barcelona, the 'Childhood and Public Spaces' international conference offers a series of perspectives and experiences on actual childhood space scenarios in the city. An encounter with urban-design practice, educational experience and artistic methods are key aspects of this hands-on approach. It will also include a forum allowing dialogue between international professionals and workshops that take you to actual spaces in Barcelona. This action has been organized by the design and space-creation masters students of the UPC-CCCB. The deadline to register for the event is June 15. More information after the break.

Das Brot. at the Autostad / Designliga

01:00 - 21 May, 2013
Courtesy of Designliga
Courtesy of Designliga
  • Architects

  • Location

    Autostadt, Stadtbrücke, 38440 Wolfsburg, Germany
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Designliga

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