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Caneças High School / ARX

01:00 - 2 July, 2013
Caneças High School / ARX, © FG+SG - Fernando Guerra
© FG+SG - Fernando Guerra
  • Architects

  • Location

    Caneças, Portugal
  • Principals in Charge

    Nuno Mateus and José Mateus
  • Work Team

    Ricardo Guerreiro, Fábio Cortês, Ana Fontes, João Dantas, Sofia Raposo, Mariana Sá, Emanuel Rebelo, Diana Afonso, Miguel Torres, Filipe Cardoso, Bruno Martins, Marc Anguill, Gaia Pelizzari, Rodrigo Henriques
  • Area

    11600.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© FG+SG - Fernando Guerra © FG+SG - Fernando Guerra © FG+SG - Fernando Guerra © FG+SG - Fernando Guerra +36

The Prince: Bjarke Ingels's Social Conspiracy

00:00 - 2 July, 2013
The Prince: Bjarke Ingels's Social Conspiracy, © DAC / Jakob Galtt
© DAC / Jakob Galtt

A version of this essay was originally published in Thresholds 40: “Socio-” (2012)

Few architects working today attract as much public acclaim and disciplinary head-scratching as Bjarke Ingels. Having recently arrived in New York, this self-proclaimed futurist is undertaking his own form of Manifest Destiny, reminding American architects how to act in their own country.

While his practice is often branded by the architectural establishment as naïve and opportunistic, such criticism is too quick to conflate Ingels’s outwardly optimistic persona with the brash formal agenda it enables. In the current economic climate, there are any number of gifted purveyors of form languishing in New York City. Despite this, Ingels has somehow managed to get away with proposing a pyramidal perimeter block in midtown New York, a looped pier in St. Petersburg Florida, and an art center in Park City, Utah massed as torqued log cabin while maintaining a straight face. Why, then, is his mode of operation considered unsophisticated by so many within the discipline?

Clearly, Ingels has figured something out about harnessing and transforming “the social” that American architects would do well to identify. So, in the manner of any good conspiracy theorist in search for the hidden method, let’s go to the chalkboard, or rather, the diagram...

Part of the answer may lie with Ingels’s brand of populism, which is as much about being social as it is about the social.

Innovation Challenge: Meet the contestants and support your favorites!

00:00 - 2 July, 2013
Innovation Challenge: Meet the contestants and support your favorites!

We spend roughly 40 hours a week at the workplace—and, who are we kidding?...often far more! That’s about 25% of all of our weeks spent in the office – essentially a quarter of the year—and, assuming you’ll live about 80 years, a little less than a third of our working lives.

House of Aoba / SKAL + OUVI

01:00 - 2 July, 2013
House of Aoba / SKAL + OUVI, © Hideya Amemiya
© Hideya Amemiya
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Planning

    Kazuya Shikinami
  • Structural engineer

    Shin Yokoo,Keita KIsami
  • Landscaping

    Fujikura landscaping design office
  • Furniture Design

    KENRIKI
  • Area

    53.2 sqm
  • Photographs

© Hideya Amemiya © Hideya Amemiya © Hideya Amemiya © Hideya Amemiya +25

KBH / Atrium studio

01:00 - 2 July, 2013
KBH / Atrium studio, Courtesy of Atrium studio
Courtesy of Atrium studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russian
  • Architectural Team

    Anton Nadtochiy, Vera Butko, Gennadiy Nadtochiy, Alexey Naumenko, Julia Zykina, Alexander Malygin, Petr Alimov, Yuri Frolov, Ivan Khripkov
  • Area

    10500.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Courtesy of Atrium studio Courtesy of Atrium studio Courtesy of Atrium studio Courtesy of Atrium studio +12

Kipco Tower / SSH International

01:00 - 2 July, 2013
Kipco Tower / SSH International, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Developer

    United Real Estate Company
  • Area

    96185.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido +18

The Nicholson / DesignInc

01:00 - 2 July, 2013
The Nicholson / DesignInc, © Tony Miller
© Tony Miller
  • Architects

  • Location

    Coburg, Victoria, Australia
  • Design Team

    Glen Versteegen (Project Architect), Jacqui Williams, Alex Owen, Bryan Dinh, Dale Hewlett, Daniel Moore, Felis Sarcepuedes, Goh Siong, Gwyneth Choi, John Lui, Josko Mariani, Kazuo Ikeda, Lincoln Nielsen, Mona Ho, Melissa Abela, Natalie Yong, Sengly Chau, Tony Pereira, Tristan Wong
  • Project Director

    Stephen Webb
  • Design Leader

    Rudy Darmawan
  • Project Architects

    Cameron Smith, Heidi Lee, Philip Weatherlake
  • Senior Technicians

    Emer Denneny, Kylee Ashdown
  • Senior Interior Designer / Design Associate

    Aldona Pajdac
  • Interior Designer

    Afrodite Moulatsiotis
  • 3D Visualiser

    Daragh Doyle
  • Associate

    David Cox
  • Senior Graphic Designer

    Travers Cunnington
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Tony Miller © Tony Miller +16

JKC2 / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

01:00 - 2 July, 2013
© Aaron Pocock
© Aaron Pocock
  • Architects

  • Location

    Singapore
  • Team Director

    Diego Molina, Maria Arango
  • Team Members

    Linda Qing, Lee Cheow Yeh, Julius Daguio Caramat, Camilo Pelaez Nino, Tomas Jaramillo Valencia, Ryan Manuel
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Aaron Pocock © Aaron Pocock © Aaron Pocock © Aaron Pocock +34

Espinar House / Miguel de Guzmán + Veidimanna Protum

01:00 - 2 July, 2013

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +34

Mercado Roma / Rojkind Arquitectos

01:00 - 2 July, 2013
Mercado Roma / Rojkind Arquitectos, Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos
Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos

Conceived as a space to house expressions of the rich contemporary and Mexican gastronomic culture, Mercado Roma gives special emphasis to the sense of community and collaboration. Designed by Rojkind Arquitectos and conceptualized by Cadena + Asoc. Concept Design, the space is created to gather selected partners and vendors so they can offer their best products. The space is also designed to favor encounters, exchanges, interactions and relationships making the experience a more meaningful one.

Parametric Space / Zaha Hadid Architects, Kollision, CAVI, Wahlberg

00:00 - 2 July, 2013

Zaha Hadid Architects worked together with design offices Kollision, CAVI and Wahlberg to create the interactive installation 'Parametric Space' for the exhibition 'Zaha Hadid - World Architecture', which is on view at the Danish Architecture Centre through September 29, 2013. The installation is a fully parametric space that reacts to the visitors' movements by changing shape and expression. Learn more after the break.

'Colombia: Transformed/Architecture=Politics' Exhibition

00:00 - 2 July, 2013
'Colombia: Transformed/Architecture=Politics' Exhibition, Courtesy of AIA NY
Courtesy of AIA NY

Taking place at the Center for Architecture July 11-October 26, the 'Colombia: Transformed/Architecture=Politics' exhibition traces significant new projects that exemplify innovative architectural forms and spaces while serving as conduits for social inclusion. With measurable results, Colombia's largest cities—most visibly Medellin—have demonstrated how visionary approaches to urban planning and architecture can improve circumstances for the lower classes, enhance the quality of life for all, and attract business and tourism. A brief review of significant recent projects reveals an overarching commitment to design as well as a sensitivity to the role of context and the immediate needs of a population. More information on the exhibition after the break.

Lattice / APOLLO Architects & Associates

00:00 - 2 July, 2013
Lattice / APOLLO Architects & Associates, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +34

West End Ferry Terminal / Cox Rayner Architects

01:00 - 2 July, 2013
West End Ferry Terminal / Cox Rayner Architects, © Christopher Frederick Jones
© Christopher Frederick Jones

© Christopher Frederick Jones © Ross Pottinger © Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick Jones +13

Pan-Am Terminal at JFK: Save or Scrap?

00:00 - 2 July, 2013
Pan-Am Terminal at JFK: Save or Scrap?, © Jon Proctor
© Jon Proctor

Paul Goldberger weighs in on the shaky future of the architectural gems at JFK (which includes Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal), saying, “Like the Worldport, TWA is unworkable as a modern airport terminal. Both buildings are tiny by today’s standards, and there’s no place for security equipment except in the middle of the space, where it obliterates any sense of the architecture. But their small size also means that they don’t take up all that much real estate, and they ought to be usable as something other than as places where people get on and off airplanes—as restaurants and shops, say, or as a museum.” What do you think? Save or scrap?

Amore Pacific Beauty Campus / JUNGLIM Architecture + M.A.R.U Architecture

01:00 - 2 July, 2013
© Namgoong Sun
© Namgoong Sun

© Namgoong Sun © Namgoong Sun © Namgoong Sun © Namgoong Sun +14

National Tennis Centre / Jackson Architecture

01:00 - 2 July, 2013
National Tennis Centre / Jackson Architecture, © John Gollings
© John Gollings
  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • Design Team

    Daryl Jackson, Matt Drysdale, Stewart Lock, Peter Cole, Aaron Paris, Kon Iakovidis, Elaine Quek
  • Structural Engineers

    Winward Structures
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings +21

Bristol Hospital Competition Finalists

00:00 - 2 July, 2013
Bristol Hospital Competition Finalists, 'Vertical Garden' / Courtesy of Tham & Videgård
'Vertical Garden' / Courtesy of Tham & Videgård

In the international competition to improve the facade of one of Bristol’s most hated buildings, three finalists were just announced which will be narrowed down to an single winner later this summer. The challenge encouraged participants to put forward concepts for a facelift to improve the aesthetics and performance of Bristol Royal Infirmary. The shortlisted designs are Veil by Spain’s Nieto Sobejano; Vertical Garden by Swedes Tham & Videgård; and Light and Air by US design office Solid Objectives-Idenburg Liu (SO-IL). More images and information after the break.