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Barranco No. 436 / JSª

01:00 - 7 July, 2013
Barranco No. 436 / JSª, © Sebastián Castillo
© Sebastián Castillo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Barranco District, Peru
  • Team

    Javier Sánchez, Irvine Torres, Francisco de la Concha, Eduardo Zambrano
  • Area

    540.0 m2
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Sebastián Castillo

© Sebastián Castillo © Sebastián Castillo © Sebastián Castillo © Sebastián Castillo +26

Eagleton Weekend Home / VSDP

01:00 - 7 July, 2013
© Anand Jaju
© Anand Jaju

© Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju +31

The International Cricket Hall of Fame / Turner

01:00 - 7 July, 2013
The International Cricket Hall of Fame / Turner, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bowral, NSW, Australia
  • Client

    Bradman Foundation
  • Site Area

    21,000
  • Area

    1050.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +13

'Cristal – The Dead Sea Gem' Winning Proposal / Sitbon Architectes

01:00 - 7 July, 2013
'Cristal – The Dead Sea Gem' Winning Proposal / Sitbon Architectes, Courtesy of Sitbon Architectes
Courtesy of Sitbon Architectes

Sitbon Architectes shared with us their proposal for a leisure center in the Dead Sea which was recently awarded the 1st prize for the "Best unbuilt competition entry" as well as the "People's choice winner" of the international competition AZ Awards 2013. Titled 'Cristal – The Dead Sea Gem,' the purpose of their design is to sensitize people to the interpretation of its specific nature. Like a sculpture, its volume is inspired by the salt cube structure, the symbol of the Dead Sea. All the steps remind us consequences of time. It means that we need to take care of everything: our body, our mind, our environment. More images and architects' description after the break.

Video: This is Shanghai

00:00 - 7 July, 2013

A little over thirty years ago, Shanghai was a fairly dense, mid-rise city with no skyscrapers. Now, Shanghai has been transformed into a global metropolis with over 4,000 skyscrapers - twice as many as New York. In an attempt to capture the “diversities and eccentricities of the metropolis that is Shanghai beyond the famous skyline,” photographer Rob Whitworth and urban identity expert JT Singh joined forces to create ‘This is Shanghai.’

Participatory City: 100 Urban Trends from the BMW Guggenheim Lab

00:00 - 6 July, 2013
Participatory City: 100 Urban Trends from the BMW Guggenheim Lab

From 2011 to 2013, the BMW Guggenheim Lab, a mobile think tank for exploring urban life, traveled to New York, Berlin, and Mumbai to inspire innovative ideas for urban design and new ways of thinking about cities. To sum up the major themes and ideas that emerged during this two-year global journey, the Guggenheim Museum will present the exhibition Participatory City: 100 Urban Trends from the BMW Guggenheim Lab, on view from October 11, 2013, to January 5, 2014.

Updated Renderings Released for Mirvish+Gehry Toronto

00:00 - 6 July, 2013
Updated Renderings Released for Mirvish+Gehry Toronto , Courtesy of Gehry Partners LLP
Courtesy of Gehry Partners LLP

David Mirvish, founder of Mirvish Productions, and Toronto-born starchitect Frank Gehry have released updated renderings of their massive, mixed-used project planned to transform Toronto's downtown arts and entertainment district. The Mirvish+Gehry vision will include a triad of residential towers perched on top a six-story, wooden podium inspired by the site’s industrial past and covered in a ‘cloud-like’ sculptural skin. 

The towers, rising over 80 stories each, will house condos, a new OCADU campus, and a gallery space to house the Mirvish's collection of modern art.

More renderings after the break...

Tanatorio Sant Joan Despí / Batlle i Roig Arquitectes

01:00 - 6 July, 2013
© Jordi Surroca
© Jordi Surroca

© Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca +12

Eleven Inch Pizza / Zwei

01:00 - 6 July, 2013
Eleven Inch Pizza / Zwei, © Michael Kai
© Michael Kai
  • Architects

  • Location

    Docklands, Victoria, Australia
  • Builder

    Four Seasons Commercial Interiors
  • Lighting

    Satelight / Volker Haug
  • Logo

    Salmon Design
  • Area

    93.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Michael Kai © Michael Kai © Michael Kai © Michael Kai +12

Greenland Group Chengdu East Village CBED Plots Proposal / Aedas

01:00 - 6 July, 2013
Greenland Group Chengdu East Village CBED Plots Proposal / Aedas, Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Located inside Chengdu East village, Aedas recently unveiled their ice mountain-inspired design for the Greenland Group Chengdu East Village CBED Plots. Comprised of office, retail, residential spaces and a 486-meter-high tower, the design stayed in line with the ice mountain concept, which expands to the continuity of the mountain range and landscape terrain with fissures located on the foot of the mountain. More images and architects’ description after the break.

NS Stations / NL Architects

00:00 - 6 July, 2013
© Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg
  • Architects

  • Location

    Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
  • Design Team

    Kirsten Hüsig, Babara Luns, Sarah Möller, Gen Yamamoto with Lea Olssen, Giulia Pastore, Ana Gavilanes Vallecillo
  • Team

    Babara Luns, Kirsten Hüsig, Bobby de Graaf, Sarah Möller with Mindaugas Glodenis, Else Ferf Jentings, Milda Naujalyte, Aude Robert
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg +44

Lateral House / Pitman Tozer

01:00 - 6 July, 2013
Lateral House / Pitman Tozer, © Nick Kane
© Nick Kane
  • Architects

  • Location

    Notting Hill, London, UK
  • Architect in Charge

    Jonathan Crossley
  • Design Team

    Luke Tozer, Tim Pitman, Jonathan Crossley, Simon Graham, Chris Browne
  • Area

    310.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Nick Kane © Nick Kane © Nick Kane © Nick Kane +12

Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen Campus) Master Plan Winning Proposal / Rocco Design Architects

01:00 - 6 July, 2013
Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen Campus) Master Plan Winning Proposal / Rocco Design Architects, Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects
Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects

Rocco Design Architects Ltd., in collaboration with Gravity Partnership Ltd. and Wang Weijen Architecture, recently won the international competition for the new campus for the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Shenzhen. Currently in construction, the planning concept for the new campus is “Academic Clusters, Campus Green and Natural Terrain”. Phase one of the campus is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2015. More images and architects’ description after the break.

W Hotel, San Diego / Mr. Important Design

01:00 - 6 July, 2013
W Hotel, San Diego / Mr. Important Design, © Jeff Dow
© Jeff Dow
  • Architects

  • Location

    421 West B Street, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
  • Area

    772.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Jeff Dow © Jeff Dow © Jeff Dow © Jeff Dow +17

Fate Uncertain for Miami Beach Convention Center

00:00 - 5 July, 2013
Fate Uncertain for Miami Beach Convention Center, Courtesy of OMA (above), BIG (below)
Courtesy of OMA (above), BIG (below)

OMA, BIG and their partnering developers have until later today to decide whether they want to alter their plans for the Miami Beach Convention Center or walk away from the competition entirely.  

TEPE / APOLLO Architects & Associates

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
TEPE / APOLLO Architects & Associates, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +26

Practice 2.0: 10 Years of Smart Geometry

00:00 - 5 July, 2013
Practice 2.0: 10 Years of Smart Geometry, Members of the RoboticFOAMing group release a foam column stretched into shape by three robots. Photo courtesy of Bentley
Members of the RoboticFOAMing group release a foam column stretched into shape by three robots. Photo courtesy of Bentley

by: Daniel Davis & David Fano of CASE

This year marks Smartgeometry’s tenth anniversary. For architects it’s been a decade of breathless innovation and listless stagnation. In this article we look back at the success of SmartGeometry and ask why the building industry isn’t keeping up.

The original instigators of Smartgeometry – Lars Hesselgren, J Parrish, and Hugh Whitehead – worked together at YRM (now part of RMJM) in the late 1980s. Together they helped shepherd parametric modeling and associative geometry into the field of architecture, and witnessed how early-stage three-dimensional structural analysis and late-stage clash detection might change practice. Yet in 2003 they found themselves disillusioned and asking, “Why is it that ten years have passed, and we still cannot even get close to the kind of capability that we had then?” [1]. In other words, why is the building industry failing to keep up, or worse, falling behind. It was a question that would inspire the first Smartgeometry conference, and it is a question that still lingers a decade later.

IE Master in Architectural Management and Design and IE Master in Work Space Design present

00:00 - 5 July, 2013
IE Master in Architectural Management and Design and IE Master in Work Space Design present

“So you want to be famous?".Peter Murray shares his 7 rules of message design for architects. “Co-designing Workspace". Oliver Marlow explains the TILT Method, his vision about the past, the present and the future of workspace, and how it’s all about people.