Los Riscos House / Rodrigo Eterovic

01:00 - 14 May, 2013
Los Riscos House / Rodrigo Eterovic, Courtesy of Rodrigo Eterovic
Courtesy of Rodrigo Eterovic
  • Architect Office

    Rodrigo Eterovic
  • Location

    Puerto Varas, X Región de Los Lagos, Chile
  • Archictect

    Rodrigo Eterovic
  • Contractor

    Rodrigo Eterovic, José Vargas
  • Structural Engineer

    Drago Eterovic Martic
  • Area

    220.0 sqm
  • Year

    2011
  • Photography

    Cortesia de Rodrigo Eterovic

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“Manuel Altolaguirre” Municipal Library / CDG Arquitectos

01:00 - 14 May, 2013
“Manuel Altolaguirre” Municipal Library / CDG Arquitectos, © Santos-Díez
© Santos-Díez
  • Architects

    CDG Arquitectos
  • Location

    Málaga, España
  • Project

    Biblioteca Municipal “Manuel Altolaguirre”
  • Photography

© Santos-Díez © Santos-Díez © Santos-Díez © Santos-Díez +24

4 LCC Houses / Gaeta Springall Arquitectos

01:00 - 14 May, 2013
Courtesy of Gaeta Springall Arquitectos
Courtesy of Gaeta Springall Arquitectos
  • Architects

    Gaeta Springall Arquitectos - Julio Gaeta - Luby Springall
  • Location

    Ciudad de México, México
  • Area

    2100.0 m2
  • Year

    2005
  • Photography

    Cortesia de Gaeta Springall Arquitectos

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Corporate Office Building for Hispasat Technology Center / Herreros Arquitectos

01:00 - 14 May, 2013
Corporate Office Building for Hispasat Technology Center / Herreros Arquitectos, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

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The Moscow Affair

01:00 - 14 May, 2013
The Moscow Affair, Currently, many of Moscow's motorways are occupied more as motorways than public space. Image via shutterstock.com
Currently, many of Moscow's motorways are occupied more as motorways than public space. Image via shutterstock.com

Russia has madly, passionately (and not a little blindly) fallen in love. And, as with any love affair worth its salt, this one will have its fair share of consequences when the honeymoon ends. 

The object of Russia’s affection? The good, old-fashioned automobile. 

It started fast and has only gotten faster. In 2005, Russia’s auto industry grew 14%; in 2006, 36%; and, in 2007, a whopping 67% - an exponential growth that attracted foreign investors, particularly after 2009, when the country welcomed companies like GM & Ford with open arms. Today, the ninth largest economy in the world is the seventh-largest car market, positioned to surpass Germany as the largest in Europe by 2014

Nowhere is this love affair more evident, more woven into the city itself, than in Moscow. The city has a reputation (perhaps rivaled only by Beijing’s) for traffic, pollution, and downright hostility to pedestrians. And, ironically, because of its epic congestion, the city continues to expand its highways and parking spaces.

We’ve heard that story before, and we know how it ends - for that matter, so does Moscow. But passion, by nature, is blind - and stopping a love affair in its tracks is far from easy.

BIG Unveils Design for Miami Beach Convention Center

01:00 - 14 May, 2013
BIG Unveils Design for Miami Beach Convention Center , Courtesy of BIG
Courtesy of BIG

BIG has collaborated with West 8, Fentress, JPA and developers Portman CMC to challenge an OMA- and South Beach ACE-lead team in the 52-acre Miami Beach Convention Center overhaul. With a mission to “bring Miami Beach back to the Convention Center,” BIG’s newly unveiled proposal aims to transform the “dead black hole of asphalt in the heart of one of the most beautiful and lively cities in America” into an archipelago of urban oases made up of paths, plazas, parks and gardens, which will all lead to the heart of the plan: the Miami Beach Square. This tropical centerpiece will become the front door to the convention center and the convention hotel, as well as the front lawn to a revitalized Jackie Gleason Theatre, a town square for the city hall, an outdoor arena for the Latin American Cultural Museum, and the red carpet for the big botanical ball room.

“We have devised a strategy that combines urban planning and landscape design to create a neighborhood characterized by human scale, pedestrian connections, shaded spaces with public oriented programs lining the streets and squares. A neighborhood that, depending on the season, the weekday, or even the time of day can be perceived as a lively downtown neighborhood or an inviting public park.” Bjarke Ingels, Creative Director BIG

More images and the teams description after the break...

Block 3 / ZZDP Architecten

01:00 - 14 May, 2013
Block 3 / ZZDP Architecten, Courtesy of ZZDP Architecten
Courtesy of ZZDP Architecten
  • Architects

  • Location

    Almere Buiten, Netherlands
  • Architects In Charge

    Joris Deur, Adam Smit
  • Project Team

    Lysann Theiler, Jeroen Nieuwenhuizen, Ramon Gianotten
  • Roofscape Design

    Buro Sant en Co.
  • Area

    23300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of ZZDP Architecten

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Blurring Boundary / UTAA

01:00 - 14 May, 2013
Blurring Boundary  / UTAA, © Jin Hyo-suk
© Jin Hyo-suk
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Design Team

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

    90.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Jin Hyo-suk © Jin Hyo-suk © Jin Hyo-suk © Jin Hyo-suk +32

San Sebastián School / Tidy Arquitectos

01:00 - 14 May, 2013
© Marcelo Cáceres
© Marcelo Cáceres
  • Architects

  • Location

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 131, Melipilla, Melipilla, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architects in Charge

    Ian Tidy, Albert Tidy, Cecilia Aldunate
  • Area

    3,593 sqm
  • Year

    2007
  • Photographs

© Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres +24

Hämeenkyrö Environmental School Competition Entry / Hyperbuildings

01:00 - 14 May, 2013
Hämeenkyrö Environmental School Competition Entry / Hyperbuildings, Courtesy of Hyperbuildings
Courtesy of Hyperbuildings

Located in a rural setting in central Finland, a few kilometers north of the city of Tampere, the proposal for the Hämeenkyrö Environmental School by Hyperbuildings aims to be a reflection of the school's nationally acclaimed environmental curriculum. The addition is an L-shaped volume that forms a new central courtyard with the existing 1903  building where the school is currently housed. This approach seeks to maximize opportunities for having natural and agricultural landscapes on the site. More images and architects' description after the break.

Airport City Stockholm Urban Design Strategy Proposal / Spacescape

01:00 - 14 May, 2013
Airport City Stockholm Urban Design Strategy Proposal / Spacescape, Courtesy DinellJohansson & Spacescape
Courtesy DinellJohansson & Spacescape

Developed by SpacescapeAirport City Stockholm, in cooperation with Swedavia Swedish Airports (state), Sigtuna municipality, and Arlandastad Holding (private real estate), has a new urban design strategy and urban plan that envisions a unique airport city which emphasizes urban qualities and places sustainability in focus. Such rapid expansion has placed distinct demands on planning, which has resulted in this collaborative effort. Creating these foundations, along with offering the world within walking distance, will increase value and attract even more people and businesses. More images and architects' description after the break.

Crete Bioclimatic School Competition Entry / Kamvari Architects

01:00 - 14 May, 2013
Crete Bioclimatic School Competition Entry / Kamvari Architects, Courtesy of Kamvari Architects
Courtesy of Kamvari Architects

Bringing harmony and sense to the surrounding context, the proposal by Kamvari Architects for the Crete Bioclimatic School creates a simple linear movement across the site, looking inwards towards the heart of the school. This subtle exterior introduces excitement and fun to the interior while giving the school an impression of enclosure and security, but sustaining the sense of its landscape setting. More images and architects' description after the break.

Allín Valley Town Hall / Ekain Jiménez Valencia + Patxi Lapetra Iriarte

01:00 - 14 May, 2013
© Berta Buzunariz
© Berta Buzunariz

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Video: One World Trade Center Tops Out

19:39 - 13 May, 2013

Caution: This video may induce vertigo.

As the final segment of the One World Trade Center was hoisted into position – topping the structure out at a patriotic 1,776 feet – Curbed NY captured its journey via a small Go-Pro camera to reveal its fascinating, and somewhat nauseating, view of Manhattan.

While the US rejoices this monumental feat, a debate amongst architects, engineers and city officials lingers on whether or not the 408-foot spire will count towards the One WTC’s overall height and allow it to officially claim its title as the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Although the Port Authority argues that the spire doubled as a radio antenna is considered as non-essential telecom equipment and therefore should not be considered as part of the “architectural top”, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat will make the final call in October.

Through the Lens: Why High-Rises Need A Hero

00:00 - 13 May, 2013
Through the Lens: Why High-Rises Need A Hero, Mission Impossible. © Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions & Bad Robot
Mission Impossible. © Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions & Bad Robot

Since the emergence of the modern multi-storey building in the late 19th century, screenwriters and art directors have embraced the high-rise building as both backdrop and prop in the drama of feature films. It’s easy to understand the fascination. The precarious nature of a skyscraper – their height, their reliance on competent engineering and emergency systems, and their all-controlling security – provide abundant opportunities for action and disaster. And all with a built-in view. 

But while Hollywood loves a high rise, it hasn’t treated them well. Plot lines usually tap into a general scepticism about the kind of engineering feats which make them possible and often carry some underlying moral message about the dangers of technology and advancement. 

Mod Cott / Mell Lawrence Architects

01:00 - 13 May, 2013
Mod Cott / Mell Lawrence Architects, © Mell Lawrence Architects
© Mell Lawrence Architects

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Don Café House / Innarch

01:00 - 13 May, 2013
Don Café House / Innarch, © Atdhe Mulla
© Atdhe Mulla
  • Architects

  • Location

    Prishtina
  • Realisation

    Innarch – Dekoriti,Prishtine RK
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Atdhe Mulla © Atdhe Mulla © Atdhe Mulla © Atdhe Mulla +18

The SOM-Designed Tanjong Pagar Centre will soon be Singapore's Tallest Tower

01:00 - 13 May, 2013
The SOM-Designed Tanjong Pagar Centre will soon be Singapore's Tallest Tower, © SOM | Design Mirage
© SOM | Design Mirage

SOM has designed what will be Singapore’s tallest tower upon its completion in 2016. Positioned as a premier quality business and lifestyle hub, the 290-meter, 1.7-million-gross-square-foot Tanjong Pagar Centre will provide a mix of uses, comprising office, residential, retail and hospitality, in the historic Tanjong Pagar central business district. The development will be a significant contribution to the evolving skyline of Singapore and will become a landmark destination, serving as a gateway to the future waterfront city.