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Yelp Headquarters / Studio O+A

01:00 - 20 June, 2014
Yelp Headquarters / Studio O+A, © Jasper Sanidad
© Jasper Sanidad

© Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Design Team

    Primo Orpilla, Denise Cherry, Verda Alexander, Perry Stephney, Clem Soga, Steve Gerten, Elizabeth Guerrero, David Hunter, Alma Lopez, Renee Laput-Mendoza, Sarunya Wongjodsri, , Jeorge Jordan, Olivia Ward, Kroeun Dav, Chase Lunt, Amie Zemlicka, Maleesa Pollock, Will Chu
  • Area

    106000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Heatherwick Studio To Build "Learning Hub" in Singapore

00:00 - 20 June, 2014
Heatherwick Studio To Build "Learning Hub" in Singapore, Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio
Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio

London based Heatherwick Studio have won a competition to design a Learning Hub at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The construction of the Hub, part of a £360 million scheme, will be the first redevelopment of its campus in twenty years. Having already won the BCA Green Mark Platinum Award for Sustainability from the Singaporean Government, the design seeks to redefine the aspiration of a university building. Within this new context the purpose of the university is to "foster togetherness and sociability" so that students can meet and learn in a space that encourages collaboration.

Ragnitzstraße Housing / LOVE architecture and urbanism

01:00 - 20 June, 2014
Ragnitzstraße Housing / LOVE architecture and urbanism, © Jasmin Schuller
© Jasmin Schuller

© Jasmin Schuller © Jasmin Schuller © Jasmin Schuller © Jasmin Schuller +22

Brick House / LETH & GORI

01:00 - 20 June, 2014
© STAMERS KONTOR
© STAMERS KONTOR
  • Architects

  • Location

    Steensager 4, 5800 Nyborg, Denmark
  • Architect in Charge

    Uffe Leth og Karsten Gori
  • Area

    136.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© STAMERS KONTOR © STAMERS KONTOR © STAMERS KONTOR © STAMERS KONTOR +31

Venice Biennale 2014: Radical Pedagogies, Exhibit Design by Amunátegui Valdés Architects

01:00 - 20 June, 2014
Courtesy of Amunátegui Valdés Architects
Courtesy of Amunátegui Valdés Architects

Last year I saw Beatriz Colomina present Radical Pedagogies, a research project that she led together with PhD students at Princeton University School of Architecture. Radical Pedagogies focuses on schools and programs from around the world that emerged postwar, strongly tied to social changes of the time. The material produced over three years of seminars, interviews and archive digging shows a compelling story of the ways that "architectural pedagogy" have impacted today's architecture education.

Invited to the Monditalia section of the Venice Biennale, Radical Pedagogies paints a global picture while focusing on some of the strong Italian influences of these new movements—such as Lina Bo Bardi in Brazil and Aldo Rossi in Argentina—in an interactive exhibit that includes augmented reality content by dpr-barcelona.

The exhibition was awarded a Special Mention, cited by the jury for "highlight[ing] the emergence of new poles of architectural thinking in the current world and mak[ing] these accessible as a living archive. The research project is part of an ongoing global project that shows that knowledge is produced and develops in a networked way beyond national borders and national identities."

We wanted to show our readers more about this project, but focusing on the physical armature of the exhibit, a dimension that is often ignored from a technical point of view. That's why we asked Chilean practice Amunátegui Valdés Architects to share the architectural details of the Radical Pedagogies: Action - Reaction - Interaction exhibit and construction. Read more after the break.

RIAS Announces this Year's 13 Best Scottish Buildings

01:00 - 20 June, 2014
RIAS Announces this Year's 13 Best Scottish Buildings, The Inn at John O’Groats / GLM. Image © Pip Rustage
The Inn at John O’Groats / GLM. Image © Pip Rustage

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) have announced the winners of the 2014 RIAS Awards. Selected from the 83 entries, these buildings represent the best in Scottish architecture from the past year. This year Glasgow buildings make up significant number of the 13 winners, demonstrating the positive results of the city gearing up to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games later this summer.

The RIAS Awards are held in parallel with the RIBA National Awards, with submitted projects eligible for both. This year, 4 RIAS Award winners were also RIBA National Award winners. See the full list of winners after the break.

Clydebank East Workshops / Elder & Cannon Architects. Image © Cadzow Pelosi The SSE Hydro / Foster + Partners. Image © Nigel Young House No. 7 / Denizen Works Ltd. Image © David Barbour Scottish Water – The Bridge / Reiach & Hall Architects. Image © Andrew Lee +13

Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos Bag Victory in Contest for Estonia's Arvo Pärt Centre

00:00 - 20 June, 2014
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos Bag Victory in Contest for Estonia's Arvo Pärt Centre, 1st Place: Tabula / Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. Image Courtesy of The Union of Estonian Architects
1st Place: Tabula / Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. Image Courtesy of The Union of Estonian Architects

Today the President of Estonia announced the Spanish firm Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos as the winner in an international competition to design a new Cultural Centre in Estonia. The Arvo Pärt Centre is dedicated to the Estonian composer and will house an archive of his work, making it available to researchers and enthusiasts at the new site in Laulasmaa.

Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos came first from a shortlist of 20 architects, including names such as Zaha Hadid Architects and COOP HIMMELB(L)AU. Second and third prize went to US practice Allied Works Architecture and Kavakava Architects of Estonia respectively. See images of the top three projects after the break.

2nd Place: Between Stone and Sky / Allied Works Architecture. Image Courtesy of The Union of Estonian Architects 2nd Place: Between Stone and Sky / Allied Works Architecture. Image Courtesy of The Union of Estonian Architects 3rd Place: Väike Sekund (Small Second) / Kavakava OÜ. Image Courtesy of The Union of Estonian Architects 3rd Place: Väike Sekund (Small Second) / Kavakava OÜ. Image Courtesy of The Union of Estonian Architects +7

R&D Center "Looks Towards Beijing" With Calligraphic, Symbolic Form

01:00 - 20 June, 2014
View from Ground Level. Image Courtesy of J. J. Pan & Partners
View from Ground Level. Image Courtesy of J. J. Pan & Partners

The Beijing city district of Wanjing has traditionally been a gateway for people entering the city. Its name literally translates as “Looking Towards Beijing.” J. J. Pan and Partners seek to renew that title with the design of Beijing Automotive Group’s new Research and Development Center. Taking inspiration from the character 北 (bei), which signifies openness, as well as Beijing itself, this mixed use building is meant to become a symbolic landmark both for Wanjing and for the company it houses.

Sardine_ Community Center / Gayet-Roger Architects

01:00 - 20 June, 2014
Sardine_ Community Center  / Gayet-Roger Architects, © Julien Fernandez
© Julien Fernandez

© Julien Fernandez © Julien Fernandez © Julien Fernandez © Julien Fernandez +14

Town Hall in Montigny-le-Tilleul / V+

01:00 - 20 June, 2014
Town Hall in Montigny-le-Tilleul  / V+, © Maxime Delvaux, 354 Photographers
© Maxime Delvaux, 354 Photographers

© Maxime Delvaux, 354 Photographers © Maxime Delvaux, 354 Photographers © Maxime Delvaux, 354 Photographers © Maxime Delvaux, 354 Photographers +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Montigny-le-Tilleul, Belgium
  • Architects in Charge

    Bihain, Decuypere, Hagiwara
  • Execution Architecture

    Francesca Crosby (Office Bouwtechniek)
  • Area

    5000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Sponsors New Danish Library Award

00:00 - 19 June, 2014
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Sponsors New Danish Library Award, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects have been involved in a number of Library designs themselves, including the New Library at the University of Aberdeen. Image © Adam Mørk
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects have been involved in a number of Library designs themselves, including the New Library at the University of Aberdeen. Image © Adam Mørk

The Danish Agency for Culture has unveiled a new award for Library architecture as part of its Model Programme for Public Libraries project, a programme in association with Realdania which aims to generate new ideas about how the design of public libraries can change to meet the changing needs of today's society.

The award, which will be announced at the annual conference of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) in Lyon, France, is sponsored by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and has a prize of DKK 25,000.

More on the award, and how to enter, after the break

Wieden+Kennedy NY / WORKac

01:00 - 19 June, 2014
Wieden+Kennedy NY  / WORKac, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    150 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013, United States
  • Architects in Charge

    Amale Andraos, Dan Wood, Sam Dufaux
  • Area

    50000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Into the Light Hotel / A31

01:00 - 19 June, 2014
Into the Light Hotel / A31, © Christos Drazos
© Christos Drazos

© Christos Drazos © Christos Drazos © Christos Drazos © Christos Drazos +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Greece
  • Architectural Design

    Praxitelis Kondylis
  • Design Team

    Praxitelis Kondylis, Stephanos Nasopoulos, Christos Spetseris
  • Photographs

Lonberg-Holm: The Forgotten Architect, Remembered

00:00 - 19 June, 2014
Lonberg-Holm: The Forgotten Architect, Remembered, Radio Broadcasting Station, Detroit by Knud Lonberg-Holm. Image Courtesy of Metropolis Magazine
Radio Broadcasting Station, Detroit by Knud Lonberg-Holm. Image Courtesy of Metropolis Magazine

In one of his final interviews, Knud Lonberg-Holm quipped, "I've always been annoyed by rummaging through the past; the future interests me much more." Not one to promote himself, the modernist architect all but disappeared after retirement, seemingly taking his contributions to architecture with him. After years of neglect, investigative research has finally unearthed just how influential Lonberg-Holm was. To learn about how he shaped information design (among many other things), continue reading Paul Makovsky's exclusive article on Metropolis Magazine.

A Biennale of "Bold Reminders"

00:00 - 19 June, 2014

For CNN's George Webster, this year's Biennale is a "bold reminder that architecture is - or at least should be - about a great deal more than blueprints, digital renderings and scale models." Taking the British Pavilion as a case in point, Webster argues that Koolhaas' original thematic provocation has paid off, succeeding "because it places people - our history, culture and even our bodies - at the very heart of its thinking." Travelling through the pavilions of Romania, Germany, the Dominican Republic, and Russia, you can read the article in full here.

RIBA Announces 2014 National Award Winners

01:00 - 19 June, 2014
RIBA Announces 2014 National Award Winners, King’s Cross Station / John McAslan + Partners. Image © Hufton+Crow
King’s Cross Station / John McAslan + Partners. Image © Hufton+Crow

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the 44 buildings in the UK and 12 EU projects to win 2014 RIBA National Awards. The list includes instantly recognizable projects such as The Shard by Renzo Piano and Mecanoo's Library of Birmingham, but also rewards plenty of well-crafted smaller projects, for example Lens House by Alison Brooks Architects.

From this list of National winners, the RIBA will select the shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize, which will be revealed next month. See the full list of winners after the break.

Library of Birmingham / Mecanoo. Image © Christian Richters Tate Britain Renovation / Caruso St. John. Image © Helene Binet Manchester School of Art / Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. Image © Hufton+Crow Danish National Maritime Museum / BIG. Image © Rasmus Hjortshøj +21

"Inhabiting the Desert" Since 1914: Morocco at the 2014 Venice Biennale

00:00 - 19 June, 2014
© Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

Morocco was heavily influenced by European modernism due to its strategic position in Northern Africa. It was governed as a European protectorate for much of the 20th century, and it was in this region that the modern movement found a place for experimentation; a place where modernist ideals met such particular climate conditions that they evolved a unique regional expression.

The Morocco Pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale—their first presence at the event—acknowledges this particular expression aligned with the theme of Absorbing Modernity under the title of Fundamental(ism)s. Curator Tarik Oualalou erected it over a ground of desert sand to create a setting for Morocco’s architecture in the past, entitled Living in the City, and the future, Inhabiting the Desert.

Rehabilitación de Inmueble en C_Galera 43 / CREUSeCARRASCO

01:00 - 19 June, 2014
Rehabilitación de Inmueble en C_Galera 43 / CREUSeCARRASCO, © Héctor Santos-Díez
© Héctor Santos-Díez

© Héctor Santos-Díez © Héctor Santos-Díez © Héctor Santos-Díez © Héctor Santos-Díez +25