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LEGO® Architecture Landmark Series: The United Nations Headquarters

01:00 - 6 October, 2013
LEGO® Architecture Landmark Series: The United Nations Headquarters, © LEGO®
© LEGO®

LEGO® has officially announced the next addition to their architecture-inspired products: The United Nations Headquarters. Standing alongside New York City’s East River, the United Nations Headquarters is a beacon of modernism and international collaboration, designed by a team of multinational architects including Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer. Scaling 5 inches high x 8 inches wide x 6 inches deep, this representation of the UN Headquarters costs  $49.99. 

Check out more about the building and its history here.

Could Mobile Technology Help Us Define "Good" Architecture?

00:00 - 6 October, 2013
Could Mobile Technology Help Us Define "Good" Architecture?, Courtesy of gizmodo.com
Courtesy of gizmodo.com

Architecture researchers in Edinburgh have completed a breakthrough study on brain activity recorded in situ by using mobile electroencephalography (EEG) technology, which records live neural impressions of subjects moving through a city. Excitingly, this technology could help us define how different urban environments affect us, a discovery that could have provocative implications for architecture. Read the full story on Salon. Also, check out this article from Fast Company about how a similar mobile technology could show us the effects of urban design - not on our brains, but on our bodies. 

Architect Floats "100 Colors" for Japanese Art Festival

00:00 - 6 October, 2013
© Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners
© Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners

Emmanuelle Moureaux, expert in the architecture of color, has created yet another vibrant space, this time for the 2013 Shinjuku Creators Festa in Japan

Shikiri, meaning "to divide space using colors," is a made-up term the French architect has embraced in her art and architecture. She aims to "use colors as three-dimensional elements, like layers, in order to create spaces, not as a finishing touch applied to surfaces." 

© Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners © Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners © Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners © Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners +7

A Simple Brick Interior / Pencil Office

00:00 - 6 October, 2013
Courtesy of Pencil Office
Courtesy of Pencil Office
  • Design

  • Location

    Singapore
  • Design Architect

    Erik G. L’ Heureux AIA, LEED AP BD+C
  • Area

    143.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Pencil Office

Courtesy of Pencil Office Courtesy of Pencil Office Courtesy of Pencil Office Courtesy of Pencil Office +8

Medical practice / HPSA

01:00 - 6 October, 2013
Medical practice / HPSA, © Dietmar Hammerschmid
© Dietmar Hammerschmid

© Dietmar Hammerschmid © Dietmar Hammerschmid © Dietmar Hammerschmid © Dietmar Hammerschmid +18

BigO / CODA

00:00 - 5 October, 2013
BigO / CODA, © Somoskoi Gabor
© Somoskoi Gabor

© Somoskoi Gabor © Donat Kekesi © Enrique Soriano © Donat Kekesi +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vigántpetend, Csórompuszta, 8294 Hungary
  • Project Architects

    Enrique Soriano y Pep Tornabell de CODA BarcelonaTech
  • Design Team

    Peter Krompáczki, Alma Tóth, Dóri Komlóssy, Akos Takacs, Paul, Irina , Marta Ventura, Daphne Zografou
  • Project Area

    75.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Somoskoi Gabor, Donat Kekesi, Enrique Soriano, Peter Krompáczki

17 / Torsten Ottesjö

01:00 - 5 October, 2013
© David Relan
© David Relan

© David Relan © David Relan © David Relan © David Relan +18

Light Walls House / mA-style Architects

01:00 - 5 October, 2013
© Kai Nakamura
© Kai Nakamura
  • Architects

  • Location

    Toyokawa, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Atsushi Kawamoto, Mayumi Kawamoto
  • Structural Engineer

    Daisuke Hasegawa
  • Area

    266.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura +28

Video: Firminy: José Oubrerie / 32BNY and Spirit of Space

00:00 - 5 October, 2013

32BNY in collaboration with Spirit of Space has released its fifth videopolemic, entitled Firminy: José Oubrerie. In this video José Oubrerie, a French architect and protégé of Le Corbusier, currently teaching at the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State University, remembers his time working for Corbu, working on the Church in Firminy.

Sukkah City: An Architectural Take on an Old Tradition

00:00 - 5 October, 2013
Sukkah City: An Architectural Take on an Old Tradition, Courtesy of oxbowlakefilms.com
Courtesy of oxbowlakefilms.com

Each year, Joshua Foer, author of the bestseller Moonwalking with Einstein, would celebrate sukkot (a traditional Jewish holiday) with his family by building a sukkah, a small temporary shelter that acts as a reminder of the Jews' plight after being expelled from Egypt. Years later, he co-founded a competition to challenge architects to consider the holiday from a designer's point of view. Sukkah City, a documentary on the competition, follows a couple projects through their inspiration and construction. Read more about it here

AA Students "Amplify the Forest"

00:00 - 5 October, 2013
AA Students "Amplify the Forest", Courtesy of Stewart Dodd and the Architectural Association
Courtesy of Stewart Dodd and the Architectural Association

Marking the Forest, now in its second year, is a ten-day summer course by the Architectural Association. Set in a managed forest in central Oregon, it aims to engage students with the forest through thoughtful architectural intervention.

Aidlin Darling Design Receives ASLA's 2013 Professional Award

00:00 - 5 October, 2013
Aidlin Darling Design Receives ASLA's 2013 Professional Award , Sonoma Spa Retreat. Image Courtesy of Aidlin Darling Design
Sonoma Spa Retreat. Image Courtesy of Aidlin Darling Design

San Francisco-based Aidlin Darling Design has received the 2013 Professional Award for residential design from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) for their work on the Sonoma Spa Retreat in Northern California’s wine country. The project started with reclaiming an overgrown hillside, revitalizing it with a series of paths that preserved its natural features, and then integrating an outdoor kitchen, solar heated pool and recreational areas. For more information on the project and the award, which evaluates context, design value and sustainability, click here

Modules and Systems: Architecture for Social Inclusion - A Lecture by Giancarlo Mazzanti

00:00 - 5 October, 2013
Modules and Systems: Architecture for Social Inclusion - A Lecture by Giancarlo Mazzanti, El Porvenir Social Kindergarden / © Rodrigo Davila
El Porvenir Social Kindergarden / © Rodrigo Davila

‘Colombia: Transformed/Architecture=Politics’ is an exhibition currently taking place at the Center for Architecture. In relation to the exhibition, Colombian architect Giancarlo Mazzanti will be giving a lecture on architecture for social inclusion, Friday, October 11 at 8:30am.

Dunas 22 / Alberto Zavala Arquitectos

01:00 - 5 October, 2013
Dunas 22 / Alberto Zavala Arquitectos , Courtesy of Alberto Zavala Arquitectos
Courtesy of Alberto Zavala Arquitectos

Courtesy of Alberto Zavala Arquitectos Courtesy of Alberto Zavala Arquitectos Courtesy of Alberto Zavala Arquitectos Courtesy of Alberto Zavala Arquitectos +20

Marfa weeHouse / Alchemy Architects + Geoffrey Warner + AIA

01:00 - 5 October, 2013
Marfa weeHouse / Alchemy Architects + Geoffrey Warner + AIA, © Scott Ervin
© Scott Ervin

© Scott Ervin © Scott Ervin © Scott Ervin © Scott Ervin +11

Serpentine Sackler Gallery / Zaha Hadid, Photos by Danica O. Kus

01:00 - 4 October, 2013
Serpentine Sackler Gallery / Zaha Hadid, Photos by Danica O. Kus, © Danica Kus
© Danica Kus

A couple of days ago we featured Zaha Hadid's Serpentine Sackler Gallery, her recent conversion of a classical 19th century brick structure. Today, photographer Danica Kus shared with us some more photos on this project. Enjoy them all after the break.

Tetris House / rzlbd

01:00 - 4 October, 2013
Tetris House  / rzlbd, © borXu Design
© borXu Design

© borXu Design © borXu Design © borXu Design © borXu Design +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Project Team

    Reza Aliabadi, Ehsan Zareian
  • Structure

    Ali Saeed
  • Construction Management

    Doreen Development Inc.
  • Area

    3000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

The Maze Apartments / CHT Architects

01:00 - 4 October, 2013
The Maze Apartments / CHT Architects, © Christine Francis
© Christine Francis

© Christine Francis © Christine Francis © Christine Francis © Christine Francis +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Richmond VIC, Australia
  • Design director

    Ivan Turcinov
  • Project director

    David Carabott
  • Project architect

    Chivonne Hollis
  • Project leader

    Nathan Byron
  • Architect

    Johan Hermijanto, Ilana Freadman
  • Interior designer

    Chantelle Balliro, Adele Bates
  • Documenter

    Darius Tanujoyo
  • Developer

    Carta Group
  • Building surveyor

    Reddo Building Surveyors
  • Structural engineer

    The O’Neill Group
  • Services engineer

    The O’Neill Group
  • Fire engineer

    RawFire
  • Acoustic engineer

    Acoustic Logic
  • Construction manager

    Adam Wulff
  • Builder/contractor

    Momentum Pty Ltd
  • Area

    4356.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs