Weaving In-Tension (WIT) Pavilion: Operalab Competition Entry / Meta- Studio

01:00 - 9 March, 2013
Courtesy of Meta- Studio
Courtesy of Meta- Studio

The Weaving In-Tension (WIT) Pavilion is a multi-functional temporary pavilion designed by Meta- Studio for the Operalab Competition. The modular project concentrates on customizable space with the aim of not only to create various purposes of space, but to reflect the theatre performing motion and spirit to the pavilion. Inspired by the dancing or performance motion captured in time, the project’s facade represents the abstract act and movement of the performance of the theatre. More images and architects’ description after the break.

'Alphabeta' Creative Workspace / Studio RHE

01:00 - 8 March, 2013
Courtesy of Studio RHE
Courtesy of Studio RHE

In an effort to transform the Finsbury Square landmark building, the 'Alphabeta' Creative Workspace by Studio RHE is set to become the new center for London’s most progressive and challenging companies.The development, set over nine storeys, will provide a dynamic shared atrium space, communal roof-terrace, ‘ride-in’ cycle ramp direct from Worship Street. The building’s original period features are to be restored and celebrated but the fabric and services are to be fully updated throughout with exposed wall finishes and ducting to ensure high ceiling levels. More images and architects' description after the break.

Escenario Santander / Capilla Vallejo Arquitectos

01:00 - 8 March, 2013
Courtesy of Capilla Vallejo Arquitectos
Courtesy of Capilla Vallejo Arquitectos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Parque de las Llamas, santander
  • Architect in Charge

    Jose V. Vallejo Lobete
  • Execution Direction

    JDR CONSULTORES
  • Contractor

    OHL
  • Construction Manager

    Luis Velasco
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy Capilla Vallejo Arquitectos

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TreeHouse / FMD Architects

01:00 - 8 March, 2013
© Shannon MacGrath
© Shannon MacGrath

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'Water for Thought: Life-Changing Design' Exhibition

00:00 - 8 March, 2013
Courtesy of We Are Water Foundation
Courtesy of We Are Water Foundation

Focusing on water and sustainability, the Roca London Gallery will be hosting for the We Are Water Foundation. Their program, which going on now until March 23rd, includes the exhibition 'Water for Thought: Life-Changing Design' and exciting events during the month including Water as a Source of Inspiration, with Zaha Hadid Architects, on Thursday, March 14th and World Water Day, which will help Roca raise £2,500, on Friday, March 22nd. The exhibition aims to generate awareness of global water problems through a mixture of design, technology and video. Demonstrating how people can use their creativity to create awareness and provide solutions to water-related problems, some of the World’s most innovative product designs for accessing, transporting or purifying water in developing countries will be on show. For  more information, please visit here.

Patterns and Layering: Japanese Spatial Culture, Nature and Architecture

01:00 - 8 March, 2013

According to renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, "this book aims to establish the interrelation between patterns and layering within architecture. These two previously detached notions can now be integrated into one methodology mediated by structural concepts. Patterns and Layering is the first book to introduce this new interrelationship, which has the potential to begin a new architectural and design revolution.” More information + full content after the break.

Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar / HASSELL

01:00 - 8 March, 2013
© Bonnie Savage
© Bonnie Savage

From the architect. Designed for the 2013 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, the Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar by HASSELL attempts to play on this element of intrigue and surprise, creating an unexpected landscape in a familiar urban setting. The architects’ design brings a jungle of coffee trees on the edge of a central business district which opened just last week and runs until March 17. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Women In Architecture: How Can We Close the Gap?

00:00 - 8 March, 2013
© Flickr User CC m'sieur rico
© Flickr User CC m'sieur rico

Today, in honor of International Women's Day, we want to take a look at one of the most pressing issues facing architecture today: the lack of women architects. Articles abound about the what of gender inequality in architecture - the facts and figures that reveal the extraordinary gender gap that exists in the profession (in the UK, for example, only 21% of architects are women, and they earn 25% less than their male counterparts)  - but strikingly few discuss the how of lessening that gender gap. 

Read the opinions of two prominent female architects, and provide your own, after the break...

IE Master in Architectural Design

00:00 - 8 March, 2013

This innovative post-graduate program is aimed at professionals who wish to play a leading role in cross functional teams engaged in architectural and urban design.

It covers five areas:
·Architectural Design
·Building and Energy Technologies
·Urban Studies
·Contemporary Culture
·Architectural Management

The program is designed to last one year, with rotations between Madrid and Barcelona and provide its students with exposure to the cultural and urbanistic design paradigms which characterize both cities. It is infused with the entrepreneurial and leadership spirit that defines the IE Business School programs. The curriculum integrates hands on design and theory in an environment that invites open experimentation and professional relationships.

In addition to the core curriculum, the IE Master in Architectural Design Academic Advisors offer an international network of professionals and contributors that ensures the program figures prominently within the context of current international architectural debates. More after the break.

AD Round Up: Women Architects Part I

00:00 - 8 March, 2013

Boseong House / UTAA

01:00 - 8 March, 2013
© Hwang Hyo-chel
© Hwang Hyo-chel
  • Architects

  • Location

    Boseong, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
  • Design Team

    Kim Chang-gyun, Choi Byung-yong, Jang Geun-yong, Pyeon Hye-sook
  • Area

    160.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Hwang Hyo-chel

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Kfar Shmaryahu House / Pitsou Kedem Architects

01:00 - 8 March, 2013
© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

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BD Survey Reveals 22% of UK Architects Unemployed

00:00 - 8 March, 2013
Courtesy of BDonline
Courtesy of BDonline

A survey conducted by BD has revealed that 22% of qualified architects in the UK are currently unemployed. The survey included fully qualified architects as well as graduates who are still in training, and paints a bleak picture of the current state of the British architecture industry. Other trends which the survey highlights are a reduction in job security as many architects move to freelance work to stay active, and an average 30% wage reduction for those still in employment.

More results of the survey after the break

Waiatarua House / Hamish Monk Architecture

01:00 - 8 March, 2013
© Mark Smith
© Mark Smith
  • Architects

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand
  • Contractor

    McGillivray Builders
  • Sub-consultants

    Assemble ltd
  • Structural Engineer

    Blueprint Consulting Engineers
  • Geotechnical Engineer

    Engineering Design Consultants
  • Area

    225.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Mark Smith

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The 10 Most Overlooked Women in Architecture History

01:00 - 8 March, 2013

Looking back on architectural history, you could be forgiven for thinking that women were an invention of the 1950’s, alongside spandex and power steering - but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Big names like Le Corbusier, Mies, Wright and Kahn often had equally inspired female peers, but the rigid structure of society meant that their contributions tended to be overlooked.  In honor of International Woman’s Day 2013, we take a look at the 10 greatest overlooked women in architectural history. 

Read the full list after the break...

Redevelopment Of The Rail Corridor In Sants / Sergi Godia, Ana Molino Architect

01:00 - 8 March, 2013
© Sergi Godia Moragues
© Sergi Godia Moragues
  • Architects

    Sergi Godia, Ana Molino Architect
  • Location

    Carrer d'Antoni de Capmany, 65, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Sergi Godia, Ana Molino, JA Acebillo
  • Construction Management

    Josep Carles Montoliu, Angel López, Paco Alcañiz
  • Sturctural Study

    Julio Martínez Calzón
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Sergi Godia Moragues

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The Municipal Nursery Filadora / BCNP Arquitectes UTE

01:00 - 8 March, 2013
© Marc Tomas
© Marc Tomas
  • Architects

    BCNP Arquitectes UTE
  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Noemí Bañeres, Javier Cristóbal, Cristina Navas, Zaida Pérez
  • Technical Architect

    Carles Olomí
  • Collaborators

    Berga-González Arquitectos
  • Area

    1,141.83 sqm
  • Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Marc Tomas © Marc Tomas © Marc Tomas © Marc Tomas +21

Doctor's Office in The Suburb of El Gordillo / Paco García & Daniel Zapata

01:00 - 8 March, 2013
© Antonio Arévalo
© Antonio Arévalo
  • Architects

    Paco García Romero, Daniel Zapata Pedreño
  • Location

    Sevilla, Spain
  • Team

    Eduardo Montes, Bárbara Sanz, Carlos Gómez, Manuel M. Sarabia
  • Client

    Servicio Andaluz de Salud
  • Year

    2009
  • Photography

© Antonio Arévalo © Antonio Arévalo © Antonio Arévalo © Antonio Arévalo +19