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Beyond the Screen / OBBA

01:00 - 30 July, 2013
© Kyungsub Shin
© Kyungsub Shin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Sojung Lee, Sangjoon Kwak
  • Area

    128.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Kyungsub Shin, Courtesy of OBBA

© Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin +26

Is NYC "Landmarking Away" Its Future?

00:00 - 30 July, 2013
Is NYC "Landmarking Away" Its Future? , Midtown West; Courtesy of Flickr User David Boeke, Licensed via Creative Commons
Midtown West; Courtesy of Flickr User David Boeke, Licensed via Creative Commons

A recent study by the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) concluded that by preserving 27.7% of buildings in Manhattan, “the city is landmarking away its economic future.” REBNY is challenging the Landmarks Preservation Commission, arguing it has too much power when it comes to planning decisions, and that by making business so difficult for developers it is stifling the growth of the city.

Yet not three days before releasing this study, president of REBNY Steve Spinola said in an interview with WNYC that “if you ask my members, they will tell you [the twelve years of Mayor Bloomberg's tenure] has been a great period of time for them”. The conclusion of WNYC is that the past decade has actually been a period of increased growth for developers, rather than a period of stagnation.

It would be easy to echo the opinion of Simeon Bankoff, executive director of the Historic Districts Council, who believes the actions of REBNY come down to greed, even comparing its members to Gordon Gekko, the anti-hero of the film Wall Street. But is greed really what’s behind this attack on the Landmarks Preservation Commission? Find out after the break.

Foster + Partners Designs First Class Cabin

00:00 - 30 July, 2013
Foster + Partners Designs First Class Cabin, First Class Cabin designed by Foster + Partners. © Steve Wong
First Class Cabin designed by Foster + Partners. © Steve Wong

Foster + Partners have completed their first project for a commercial aircraft: the first class cabin for Cathay Pacific's fleet of Boeing 777s. The firm is no stranger to the marriage of architecture and industrial design; they've not only designed yachts and private jets, but have also designed Cathay Pacific's business lounges at Hong Kong International Airport, even developing bespoke furniture (The Solus Chair) for them as well. See more images of the lounge, after the break...

Marina Abramovic Launches Kickstarter to Build OMA-Designed Performance Center

00:00 - 30 July, 2013

Marina Abramovic, one of the most seminal performance artists of our time, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the transformation of an abandoned New York theater into an interdisciplinary performance and education center: Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI). 

The institute, designed by Shohei Shigematsu and Rem Koolhaas of OMA, will be dedicated to the presentation and preservation of long durational work. Visitors will spend a minimum of six hours partaking in the Abramovic Method, a method that helps participants “develop skills for observing long durational performances through a series of exercises and environments designed to increase awareness of their physical and mental experience in the moment.” Needless to say, MAI will be unlike any other institute in existence. 

A virtual tour of OMA’s design and more information after the break...

The Velvet State / Shjworks Architectural

00:00 - 30 July, 2013
The Velvet State / Shjworks Architectural , © Simon Hjermind Jensen
© Simon Hjermind Jensen

© Simon Hjermind Jensen © Christian Böcker Sörensen © Lasse Ryberg © Lasse Ryberg +21

Paulo Rolo House / Inspazo Arquitectura

01:00 - 30 July, 2013
Paulo Rolo House / Inspazo Arquitectura, © Cátia Mingote
© Cátia Mingote
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sintra, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Wilson Tafula, Hugo Ferramacho, Sofia Malveira, Daniela Silva, Vanessa Ribeiro, Sérgio Guedes
  • Area

    280.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Cátia Mingote © Cátia Mingote © Cátia Mingote © Cátia Mingote +18

School, Educative & Cultural Center / Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons Architectes

01:00 - 30 July, 2013
School, Educative & Cultural Center / Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons Architectes, © David Helman
© David Helman

© David Helman © Positif © David Helman © David Helman +15

School extension in Antwerp / Areal Architecten

01:00 - 30 July, 2013
Courtesy of Areal Architecten
Courtesy of Areal Architecten

©  Thomas De Bruyne Courtesy of Areal Architecten ©  Thomas De Bruyne ©  Thomas De Bruyne +18

Call for Papers: STUDIO Issue #5 IMPORT><EXPORT

00:00 - 30 July, 2013
Call for Papers: STUDIO Issue #5 IMPORT><EXPORT, © Eric Tabuchi
© Eric Tabuchi

STUDIO magazine recently announced their Call for Papers for their forthcoming Issue #5: 'IMPORT><EXPORT,' which is set to examine how these two concepts linked to architecture modify the way to conceive, think and project our cities. This issue aims to explore the unceasing exchange among different realities which has produced a hybrid and heterogeneous urban landscape in which architectural experiences of different sources meet and combine. Structurally organized in different ways of contribution - essays, insights, experiences, images - the issue is meant to be investigated by a multi-disciplinary global perspective in order to define its complexity. The submission process involved two stages with the Stage One deadline on August 31, Stage Two September 30, and publication in November. For more information, please visit here.

Five London Firms Shortlisted for Met Police HQ

01:00 - 30 July, 2013
Five London Firms Shortlisted for Met Police HQ, Metropolitan Police Service Headquarters; Courtesy of RIBA Competitions
Metropolitan Police Service Headquarters; Courtesy of RIBA Competitions

Five London-based firms - AHMMAllies & MorrisonFoster & PartnersKeith Williams Architects and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands - have been selected to compete for the “Scotland Yard” redevelopment of the abandoned Curtis Green MPS building on the Victoria Embankment. As reported by BDOnline, the shortlisted firms will each propose a “landmark building for London” that will provide a “modern and efficient working environment” for the new Metropolitan Police Service Headquarters. The judging panel, spearheaded by architect Bill Taylor and RIBA Adviser Taylor Snell, will review the proposals in September. 

Fronius / PAUAT Architects

01:00 - 30 July, 2013
Fronius / PAUAT Architects, Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger
Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger
  • Architects

  • Location

    Wels, Austria
  • Architect in Charge

    DI Heinz Plöderl
  • Area

    6200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger

Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger +30

Nga Purapura / Tennent + Brown

01:00 - 30 July, 2013
© Paul McCredie
© Paul McCredie

© Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie +13

French School Saint Exupéry / FLINT

01:00 - 30 July, 2013
© Alberto Ruiz López
© Alberto Ruiz López
  • Architect Office

  • Location

    Calle del Camino Ancho, 85, 28109 Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
  • Principal Architects

    FLINT
  • Associated Architects

    Argola Arquitectos
  • Architects in Charge

    Zora Sander (FLINT) - Francisco Botella Botella (ARGOLA)
  • Directors

    Veronique Tastet, Christophe Gautié (FLINT) - Joaquín Aramburu Maqua (ARGOLA)
  • Project Team

    Marie Josée Matte, Teresa Martínez Fernández (FLINT)
  • Area

    4135.0 sqm
  • Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Alberto Ruiz López

© Alberto Ruiz López © Alberto Ruiz López © Alberto Ruiz López © Alberto Ruiz López +17

JGC House / MDBA

01:00 - 30 July, 2013
JGC House / MDBA, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sant Cugat del Vallés, España
  • Architect in Charge

    Maria Díaz
  • Collaborators

    Marta Prados
  • Structure

    Miriam Molina MVA
  • Technical Architect

    Pilar Sierra
  • Construction

    Construciones Miranda
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographer

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +30

London School of Economics - New Global Centre for the Social Sciences Competition Shortlist Announced

00:00 - 30 July, 2013
London School of Economics - New Global Centre for the Social Sciences Competition Shortlist Announced, Courtesy of RIBA
Courtesy of RIBA

RIBA Competitions just announced the six teams that were selected to take part in the design stage of the competition for The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) to design their New Global Centre for the Social Sciences. The shortlisted teams include: Grafton Architects, Ireland; Heneghan Peng, Ireland; Steven Holl Architects, USA; Hopkins Architects; OMA, The Netherlands; and Rogers Stirk Harbour + PartnersThis new building will have a vital role to play in cementing the LSE’s position as a world renowned educational establishment and will become a place that inspires existing LSE students and will help attract new high calibre students and staff to the School.

Architactics Exhibition / SAYA

00:00 - 30 July, 2013
Architactics Exhibition / SAYA, Courtesy of SAYA
Courtesy of SAYA

Free and open to the public at the ZEZEZE Architecture Gallery in Tel Aviv, the Architactics exhibition by SAYA Design for Change summarizes the approach of SAYA’s mission-based practice. Rather than diving into the details of their specific proposals, it illustrates the channels of influence this practice has defined for design in peace making. SAYA’s pioneering approach termed by its founders as “Resolution Planning” was developed a decade ago to reclaim the architectural responsibility in designing peace. Its goal is to redefine the role and responsibility of architects in conflict resolution, to re-include the city, the people and their joint future space back into the picture. The exhibition will continue to be on display until August 24. More architects' description after the break.

Institut des Sciences Analytiques / Atelier Christian Hauvette + PARC Architectes

01:00 - 30 July, 2013
© Sébastien Morel
© Sébastien Morel

© Sébastien Morel © Sébastien Morel © Sébastien Morel © Sébastien Morel +29

Three Teams Shortlisted to Re-Envision Downtown Dallas

01:00 - 29 July, 2013
Three Teams Shortlisted to Re-Envision Downtown Dallas, Courtesy of Dallas CityDesign Studio
Courtesy of Dallas CityDesign Studio

OMA*AMO (New York), Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura (Barcelona), and Stoss Landscape Urbanism (Boston) with SHoP (New York) have been selected as the top three teams to re-envision Dallas’s urban center and its connection to the Trinity River Corridor. The teams kickstarted the final leg of the competition this past weekend with a summer workshop, symposium and site visit alongside local developers and city officials. All three final proposals will be unveiled to the public this mid-October with a lecture series host by each team (dates and information here). A winner is expected to be selected shortly after.