Medical Facility in Burges / Cristian Panaite + Katrien Devreese

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
Medical Facility in Burges / Cristian Panaite + Katrien Devreese, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +12

'Pretty Vacant' Installation / RAAAF

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
'Pretty Vacant' Installation / RAAAF, © Rob ´t Hart
© Rob ´t Hart

Currently on display until January 31, 2014, the ‘Pretty Vacant’ installation by design and research studio Rietveld Landscape encourages visitors to take a fresh look at the empty spaces of the Centraal Museum in The Netherlands. The blue window literally and figuratively sheds a new light on the space and complements the architecture of this medieval chapel. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Qatar 2022 World Cup: Qatar to Accommodate Soccer Fans with Floating Hotels

00:00 - 10 June, 2013
Qatar 2022 World Cup: Qatar to Accommodate Soccer Fans with Floating Hotels, Floating Hotel / Sigge Architects
Floating Hotel / Sigge Architects

In response to the mounting criticism of Qatar's ability to host the 2022 World Cup, the "tiny Gulf Arab state" is considering developing floating hotels, luxury villas and a water park off the coast of Doha called Oryx Island to house the influx of visitors that will need accommodation during the games.  The island would be developed by Barwa Real Estate Co, a firm partly owned by the government, at a cost of $5.5 million.  Finish architecture firm, Sigge Architects is partnering with Global Accommodation Management (GAM) to design the various facilities which includes projects for a hotel and luxury villas that could house up to 25,000 people.

Join us after the break for more on this project.

Køge University Hospital Winning Proposal / Rådgivergruppen USK

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
Køge University Hospital Winning Proposal / Rådgivergruppen USK, © Rådgivergruppen USK
© Rådgivergruppen USK

Rådgivergruppen USK, headed by C.F. Møller, Alectia and Rambøll, has been named as the winner of the competition to build the new Køge University Hospital, an expansion of the existing Køge Hospital, which will be increased threefold to a total area of 177,000 m². A visionary project in terms of both architecture and functionality, the hospital's various functions can be structured on a highly flexible basis, with good opportunities to support Region Zealand's vision of holistic patient care. More images and architects' description after the break.

IE Master in Architectural Design Lecture Series: Josep Lluís Mateo

00:00 - 10 June, 2013
IE Master in Architectural Design Lecture Series: Josep Lluís Mateo

The IE Master in Architectural Design as part of the Lecture Series 2013 in conjunction with the Círculo de Bellas Artes presents "Lugar, tiempo y materia. Obra reciente, 2010 - 2013", by Josep Lluís Mateo.

Lutkemeerweg / MAS architectuur

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
Lutkemeerweg / MAS architectuur, ©  John Lewis Marshall
© John Lewis Marshall

©  John Lewis Marshall ©  John Lewis Marshall ©  John Lewis Marshall ©  John Lewis Marshall +16

The Traditional versus the Modern in Church Design

00:00 - 9 June, 2013
The Traditional versus the Modern in Church Design, Church in Foligno, Italy / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
Church in Foligno, Italy / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

"Space, lines, light and sound" are the essential components of the experience of architecture and the most profound buildings have captured these moments through thoughtfully orchestrated design.  Recently, architects that have designed churches with these primary elements in mind have come under criticism by the Vatican for diverting from the traditional form and iconography of churches.  According to a recent article in The TelegraphMassimiliano and Doriana Fuksas' design for a church in Foligno, Italy has been labeled as problematic by the parish and Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, head of the Vatican's Pontificial Council for Culture for its resemblance to a museum instead of a place of worship - based on traditional Catholic values placed on the altar and imagery. Regardless of the Vatican's criticism of the aesthetic approach of architects that break with tradition, this seems more of an issue of miscommunication between the architects and the congregations that have commissioned the projects that are being criticized.

More on this after the break.

Rafi Segal to Appear in Court Over National Library of Israel

01:00 - 9 June, 2013
Rafi Segal to Appear in Court Over National Library of Israel, Segal's proposal for the National Library of Israel
Segal's proposal for the National Library of Israel

UPDATE: Israeli architect Rafi Segal appears to have abandoned his case to be reinstated as designer of the National Library of . This decision comes after the client announced that it had signed a contract with Pritzker Prize-winning practice Herzog & de Meuron, who was initially chosen in April and triggered Segal’s demand to be reinstated. Now that the Swiss duo has officially signed onto the project, Segal has requested a withdrawal without prejudice. Before the hearing scheduled for September 12, 2013, Segal asked the court to withdraw the case. The court overruled his objections and granted HyperBina a compensation of fees and costs.

Official statement from the National Library Construction Company:

PA_House / atelier dnD

01:00 - 9 June, 2013
© Sebastian Zachariah
© Sebastian Zachariah

© Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah +24

Redevelopment of the New Coast of Thessaloniki / Prodromos Nikiforidis - Bernard Cuomo

01:00 - 9 June, 2013
Courtesy of Prodromos Nikiforidis - Bernard Cuomo
Courtesy of Prodromos Nikiforidis - Bernard Cuomo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Architect in Charge

    Prodromos Nikiforidi, Bernard Cuomo
  • Area

    28000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Prodromos Nikiforidis - Bernard Cuomo

Courtesy of Prodromos Nikiforidis - Bernard Cuomo Courtesy of Prodromos Nikiforidis - Bernard Cuomo Courtesy of Prodromos Nikiforidis - Bernard Cuomo Courtesy of Prodromos Nikiforidis - Bernard Cuomo +45

A Tribute to Ada Louise Huxtable

00:00 - 9 June, 2013

A:LOG : A Notebook Designed Just for Architects

00:00 - 9 June, 2013
A:LOG : A Notebook Designed Just for Architects, Courtesy of A:LOG
Courtesy of A:LOG

Three graduate architecture students at Columbia University have developed a revolutionary notebook designed specifically for architects. "A:LOG is not just a nifty architect’s notebook," they say. "It is a thoughtful collection of design and architectural standards packaged into a minimal soft-cover notebook with beautiful dotted paper for drawing. It’s an architectural reference guide that you can bring with you on the go, in the office, or at meetings."

Learn more about A:LOG after the break!

Inside2013 Design Competition

01:00 - 9 June, 2013
Inside2013 Design Competition, Courtesy of Inside2013 Competition Team
Courtesy of Inside2013 Competition Team

Inside 2013 invites students and young professionals of all design disciplines to submit a collection of their “inside” work comprised of up to three digital images. By submitting your work, you are invited to share your voice with the collective intelligence of a community of visual thinkers. Inside2013 poses the following questions: What are the aspirations by which we evaluate design today? In an increasingly networked culture, what makes a project capable of cutting through the virtual noise, and starting a new conversation? How do evolving forms of media affect the way in which your message reaches its destination? What is your message? 

The competition challenges you to confront the world with your work. By sending it out into the field you will test yourself and your projects. You are the designer, the curator and the critic.
Submissions are due June 30. For more information, please visit here.

Centre Village / 5468796 Architecture + Cohlmeyer Architecture Limited

01:00 - 9 June, 2013
Centre Village  / 5468796 Architecture + Cohlmeyer Architecture Limited, © James Brittain Photography
© James Brittain Photography

© James Brittain Photography © James Brittain Photography © 5468796 Architecture © James Brittain Photography +24

Clear Lake Cottage / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

01:00 - 9 June, 2013
Clear Lake Cottage / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects, © Ben Rahn/A-Frame
© Ben Rahn/A-Frame

© Ben Rahn/A-Frame © Ben Rahn/A-Frame © Ben Rahn/A-Frame © Ben Rahn/A-Frame +13

Housing Im Forster / EM2N

01:00 - 9 June, 2013
Housing Im Forster / EM2N, © Roger Frei
© Roger Frei
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zürichbergstrasse, Zürich
  • Architect in Charge

    EM2N
  • Design Team

    Vanessa Chacón, Marita Gelze de Montiel, Sandra Gonon, Matthias Heberle, Frank Herzog, Fabian Hörmann, Peter Jenni, Jörn Küsters, Sarah Kullak, Morten Krog, Sven Lechner, Yoshihiro Nagamine, Lucas Krupp, Tanja Schmid, Maria Skjerbaek, Basil Spiess, Atsushi Tarutani
  • Project Leader

    Bernd Druffel, Verena Lindenmayer
  • Partners

    Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli
  • Area

    5925.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Roger Frei © Roger Frei © Roger Frei © Roger Frei +18

House M / Keiko Maita Architect

01:00 - 9 June, 2013
© Yoshiharu Matsumura
© Yoshiharu Matsumura

© Yoshiharu Matsumura © Yoshiharu Matsumura © Yoshiharu Matsumura © Yoshiharu Matsumura +12

Exhibiting in New York in the Air: Alberto Campo Baeza Exhibition

00:00 - 9 June, 2013
Exhibiting in New York in the Air: Alberto Campo Baeza Exhibition, Courtesy of Alberto Campo Baeza
Courtesy of Alberto Campo Baeza

Exhibited at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York until this month, the work of Alberto Campo Baeza is on display to celebrate the awarding of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture 2013. In a spare white quadrangular room in the main building and with only natural light from above, 24 white panels appear floating over the walls, without touching or marking them. It is an exhibition that is very sui generis, it is an Exhibition in the air; it is an exhibition that is very Campo Baeza. More information on the exhibition after the break.