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W Hotel, San Diego / Mr. Important Design

01:00 - 6 July, 2013
W Hotel, San Diego / Mr. Important Design, © Jeff Dow
© Jeff Dow
  • Architects

  • Location

    421 West B Street, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
  • Area

    772.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Jeff Dow © Jeff Dow © Jeff Dow © Jeff Dow +17

Fate Uncertain for Miami Beach Convention Center

00:00 - 5 July, 2013
Fate Uncertain for Miami Beach Convention Center, Courtesy of OMA (above), BIG (below)
Courtesy of OMA (above), BIG (below)

OMA, BIG and their partnering developers have until later today to decide whether they want to alter their plans for the Miami Beach Convention Center or walk away from the competition entirely.  

TEPE / APOLLO Architects & Associates

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
TEPE / APOLLO Architects & Associates, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +26

Practice 2.0: 10 Years of Smart Geometry

00:00 - 5 July, 2013
Practice 2.0: 10 Years of Smart Geometry, Members of the RoboticFOAMing group release a foam column stretched into shape by three robots. Photo courtesy of Bentley
Members of the RoboticFOAMing group release a foam column stretched into shape by three robots. Photo courtesy of Bentley

by: Daniel Davis & David Fano of CASE

This year marks Smartgeometry’s tenth anniversary. For architects it’s been a decade of breathless innovation and listless stagnation. In this article we look back at the success of SmartGeometry and ask why the building industry isn’t keeping up.

The original instigators of Smartgeometry – Lars Hesselgren, J Parrish, and Hugh Whitehead – worked together at YRM (now part of RMJM) in the late 1980s. Together they helped shepherd parametric modeling and associative geometry into the field of architecture, and witnessed how early-stage three-dimensional structural analysis and late-stage clash detection might change practice. Yet in 2003 they found themselves disillusioned and asking, “Why is it that ten years have passed, and we still cannot even get close to the kind of capability that we had then?” [1]. In other words, why is the building industry failing to keep up, or worse, falling behind. It was a question that would inspire the first Smartgeometry conference, and it is a question that still lingers a decade later.

IE Master in Architectural Management and Design and IE Master in Work Space Design present

00:00 - 5 July, 2013
IE Master in Architectural Management and Design and IE Master in Work Space Design present

“So you want to be famous?".Peter Murray shares his 7 rules of message design for architects. “Co-designing Workspace". Oliver Marlow explains the TILT Method, his vision about the past, the present and the future of workspace, and how it’s all about people. 

Power House / Paul Archer Design

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
Power House / Paul Archer Design, © Andy Stagg
© Andy Stagg
  • Architects

  • Location

    London, UK
  • Structural Engineer

    Hardman Structural Engineers
  • Contractor

    B&A Woodworking
  • Area

    230.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Andy Stagg © Andy Stagg © Andy Stagg © Andy Stagg +13

King’s Bastion / RitzenArchitecten

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
King’s Bastion / RitzenArchitecten, © Philip Driessen
© Philip Driessen
  • Architects

  • Location

    4 Queensway Road, Gibraltar
  • Architect in Charge

    Stefan Ritzen, Zorica Jovanovic Castelijns
  • Consultants

    Van der Vorm, Thema engineers
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

© Philip Driessen © Philip Driessen © Philip Driessen © Philip Driessen +20

'71%': MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Reddymade Design + Horns and Tails Productions

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
'71%': MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Reddymade Design + Horns and Tails Productions, Courtesy of Reddymade Design + Horns and Tails Productions
Courtesy of Reddymade Design + Horns and Tails Productions

In response to MoMA PS1's call for new ideas for rebuilding in the Rockaways after Hurricane Sandy, the 71% proposal by Reddymade Design + Horns and Tails Productions was one of the selected entries which suggests ways in which uncontrollable natural phenomena might be absorbed by the environment to create a balanced system of landscape, infrastructure, and architecture. A multi-layered proposal, it suggests several lines of defense and integration. More images and architects' description after the break.

CAEaCLAVELES residence+hotel / longo+roldán arquitectos

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
© Marcos Morrilla
© Marcos Morrilla
  • Architects

  • Location

    33509 La Pereda, Asturias, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Víctor Longo, Ester Roldán
  • Client

    Emma Fernández Granada
  • Area

    484.4 m2
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

© Marcos Morrilla © Marcos Morrilla © Marcos Morrilla © Marcos Morrilla +18

Guayasamin House and Museum / Diego Guayasamin

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
Guayasamin House and Museum / Diego Guayasamin, © Sebastián Crespo
© Sebastián Crespo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cumbayá, Ecuador
  • Collaborator

    Gustavo Guayasamin
  • Area

    1800.0 m2
  • Year

    2007
  • Photography

    Sebastián Crespo

© Sebastián Crespo © Sebastián Crespo © Sebastián Crespo © Sebastián Crespo +23

Films & Architecture: "Play Time"

00:00 - 5 July, 2013
Films & Architecture: "Play Time"

This week we revisit a classic, a masterpiece by Jacques Tati. In the movie, Tati depicts modernism's problematic impact on the city and the way in which people interact within it.

The movie's carefully considered environment shows characteristics of the modernist movement at that time: repetition and regularity (the result of industrialisation) are represented from the smallest objects in the interiors to the larger scale of the city's urban plan. Enjoy this great movie and let us know your thoughts about Tati's take on modernism.

Energex Headquarters / Cox Rayner Architects + BVN Donovan Hill

01:00 - 5 July, 2013

Abitazione Privata Urgnano / Matteo Casari Architetti

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
Abitazione Privata Urgnano  / Matteo Casari Architetti, © Andrea Martiradonna
© Andrea Martiradonna
  • Architects

  • Location

    Urgnano, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Matteo Casari, Valentina Giovanzani
  • Design Team

    Silvia Previtali, Raffaele Rota
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna +13

Turkish Court Rules in Favor of Gezi Park Protesters

00:00 - 5 July, 2013
Turkish Court Rules in Favor of Gezi Park Protesters , via Plataforma Urbana
via Plataforma Urbana

The efforts of thousands who occupied Gezi Park, and those who joined them in solidarity via social media from around the world, have paid off. According to Reuters, a Turkish court has ruled against the Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan-backed development in which proposed to redesign Istanbul’s iconic Taksim Square and replace one of the populated city’s few public parks with a mall.   

Foster + Partners Release Images of Luxury Condo in Miami

00:00 - 5 July, 2013
© Faena Group
© Faena Group

Foster + Partners have released new images of the luxurious, 18-story Faena House currently being constructed in Miami. The project, which is commissioned by Argentinean developer Alan Faena who is best known for transforming Buenos Aires’ abandoned Puerto Madero neighborhood into the city’s most vital culture center, will mark the first phase of the anticipated Faena District Miami Beach. Once complete, the district will include a five-star hotel, a large and versatile Arts Center, an OMA-designed parking complex, a luxury retail complex, and a marina. 

School in Ejea de Los Caballeros / Cruz Diez García + Santiago Carroquino Larraz

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
School in Ejea de Los Caballeros / Cruz Diez García + Santiago Carroquino Larraz, © Simón García
© Simón García
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle de la Libertad, 58, 50600 Ejea de los Caballeros, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Architects

    Cruz Diez García, Santiago Carroquino Larraz
  • Project's Director

    U.C.L. Arquitectos
  • Instalation

    Aragonesa de Instalaciones
  • Contractor

    Construcciones Enrique de Luis S.A.
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Simón García © Simón García © Simón García © Simón García +15

House in Costa Brava / Mauro Conti + Joaquim Mestre Ferrer

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
House in Costa Brava / Mauro Conti + Joaquim Mestre Ferrer, © Duccio Malagamba
© Duccio Malagamba

© Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba +19

New Haifa Waterfront Plan / Amir Mann–Ami Shinar Architects and Planners

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
New Haifa Waterfront Plan / Amir Mann–Ami Shinar Architects and Planners, Courtesy of Amir Mann-Ami Shinar
Courtesy of Amir Mann-Ami Shinar

Aiming to connect Haifa with the sea, the proposal for the New Haifa Waterfront Plan by Amir Mann-Ami Shinar Architects and Planners focuses on the making of large open public space along the water. Some new "warehouse-like" linear structures will be built, only two-story high, and all buildings, old and new, will maintain industrial character. Also, with the old cranes, the overhead grain-conveyers and other working port facilities will keep the unique port atmosphere. More images and architects’ description after the break.