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10 Toll Stations and Canopies At The Ap-7 South / Bru Lacomba Setoain

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
10 Toll Stations and Canopies At The Ap-7 South / Bru Lacomba Setoain, © Adriá Goula
© Adriá Goula

© Adriá Goula © Adriá Goula © Adriá Goula © Adriá Goula +9

RD House / VASHO

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
RD House / VASHO, © Eduardo Abreu
© Eduardo Abreu

© Eduardo Abreu © Eduardo Abreu © Eduardo Abreu © Eduardo Abreu +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jarabacoa 41000, Dominican Republic
  • Architect in Charge

    Alexi Moraga H.
  • Project Area

    470 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Apple’s Revised San Francisco Store Approved

00:00 - 10 February, 2014
Apple’s Revised San Francisco Store Approved, Courtesy of Apple
Courtesy of Apple

Third time’s the charm, at least in the case of Apple’s Foster + Partners-designed flagship store planned for San Francisco’s historic Union Square. After being sent back to the drawings boards on multiple occasions, the signature glass box’s third proposal (which was claimed to be “more iconic” than the company’s famous Five Avenue glass cube in New York City) has been awarded approval from the city. 

Foothills House / Strachan Group Architects

01:00 - 10 February, 2014
Foothills House  / Strachan Group Architects, © Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

© Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds +21

Baan Yo Yen / TA-CHA Design

01:00 - 10 February, 2014
Baan Yo Yen / TA-CHA Design , © BeerSingnoi
© BeerSingnoi

© BeerSingnoi © BeerSingnoi © BeerSingnoi © BeerSingnoi +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nonthaburi, Thailand
  • Design Team

    Waranyu Makarabhirom, Sonthad Srisang
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Terry Trueblood Lodge / ASK Studio

01:00 - 10 February, 2014
Terry Trueblood Lodge / ASK Studio, © Cameron Campbell
© Cameron Campbell

© Cameron Campbell © Cameron Campbell © Cameron Campbell © Cameron Campbell +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Iowa City, IA, United States
  • Consultants

    Snyder & Associates, Shuck-Britson, Inc., Farris Engineering
  • General Contractor

    Tricon Construction Group
  • Area

    5900.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Electra BikeHub / Andrey Ukolov + Ekaterina Osipova

01:00 - 10 February, 2014
Electra BikeHub  / Andrey Ukolov + Ekaterina Osipova, © Sergey Kuznetsov
© Sergey Kuznetsov

© Sergey Kuznetsov © Nikita Kopeikin © Sergey Kuznetsov 3D Model +18

Kiosk / Make Architects

01:00 - 10 February, 2014
Kiosk / Make Architects, © Make Architects
© Make Architects

© Make Architects © Make Architects © Make Architects © Make Architects +41

OPINION: DS+R Should Have Resigned from the MoMA Commission

00:00 - 10 February, 2014
OPINION: DS+R Should Have Resigned from the MoMA Commission, © Flickr CC User Dan Nguyen
© Flickr CC User Dan Nguyen

With all the controversy surrounding Diller Scofidio +Renfro (DSR) and MoMA's decision to demolish the American Folk Art Museum to make way for expansion, DS+R has increasingly come under fire (indeed, even DS+R's democratizing move to make the MoMA's sculpture garden accessible to the public has provoked considerable ire). In the following article, which originally appeared on Metropolis as "Damage Control," critic and author Martin Pedersen questions: why didn't DS+R just walk away?

A few weeks ago, in the wake of MoMA’s decision to raze the Folk Art Museum, the estimable Christopher Hawthorne of the Los Angeles Times asked ; why Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DSR) didn’t simply resign the commission, rather than recommend the demolition of a building designed by their (former?) friends. At the time, I was skeptical of the suggestion. But with the onslaught of negative publicity—which will continue up until the demolition of the building and perhaps well beyond—I’m beginning to think Hawthorne was right. And right not just from a moral, ethical and historic perspective.

Sochi 2014: Asif Khan Greets Spectators with "Architectural Mount Rushmore"

01:00 - 10 February, 2014
Sochi 2014: Asif Khan Greets Spectators with "Architectural Mount Rushmore" , Courtesy of Asif Khan Studio
Courtesy of Asif Khan Studio

The Olympics are in full swing and, although the "Coastal Cluster" of stadiums has attracted a considerable amount of attention, there is one installation demanding interaction from every spectator.  Built at the entrance of Sochi's Olympic Park is Asif Khan Studio's "MegaFaces," a pavilion that "contorts itself to recreate 3D images of the faces of visitors relayed via digital face scans made in photo booths installed within the building." 

Comprised of 11,000 actuators sitting underneath the cube's stretchy fabric membrane, the installation allows for three, eight meter tall faces to emerge from the wall at a time (the faces that emerge from the side of the pavilion are enlarged by 3500%). According to the designers, this feature of the building "has been likened to a giant pin screen and a digital, architectural Mount Rushmore."

Ron Cooke Hub / BDP

01:00 - 10 February, 2014
© Hamilton Knight
© Hamilton Knight
  • Architects

  • Location

    University of York, Heslington, York, North Yorkshire YO10 5DD, United Kingdom
  • Area

    6300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Hamilton Knight © Hamilton Knight © Hamilton Knight © Hamilton Knight +7

RAW Design Warms Canadian Skaters with Fur-Inspired “Nuzzles”

00:00 - 10 February, 2014
RAW Design Warms Canadian Skaters with Fur-Inspired “Nuzzles”, © RAW Design
© RAW Design

Toronto-based RAW Design has been crowned winner of the annual Warming Huts competition, which is intended to “push the envelop of design, craft and art” by encouraging architects to design innovative warming shelters along the frozen Red River Mutual Trail in Winnipeg, Canada. 

Moving away from the traditional notion of an enclosed shelter, the firm’s winning proposal “Nuzzles” engages skaters with a playful arrangement of “insulated appendages” (a.k.a. pool noodles) supported by a geodesic lattice structure that is illuminated and heated from within. Users are encouraged to “nestle into the structure” and manipulate its fur-like exterior into informal resting areas. 

Dauphin / Felix de Montesquiou

01:00 - 10 February, 2014
Dauphin / Felix de Montesquiou , © Samuel Lehuédé
© Samuel Lehuédé

© Samuel Lehuédé © Samuel Lehuédé © Samuel Lehuédé © Samuel Lehuédé +13

BBDO Moscow / Nefaresearch

01:00 - 10 February, 2014
BBDO Moscow / Nefaresearch , Courtesy of Nefaresearch
Courtesy of Nefaresearch

Courtesy of Nefaresearch Courtesy of Nefaresearch Courtesy of Nefaresearch Courtesy of Nefaresearch +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Boris Voskoboynikov, Dmitry Ovcharov, Maria Akhremenkova
  • Creative / Design Group

    Boris Voskoboynikov, Dmitry Ovcharov, Maria Akhremenkova (interior designer), Maxim Frolov (3D)
  • Project Group

    Maria Nasonova, Olga Ivlieva
  • Area

    3400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Nefaresearch

Kinubashi Pharmacy / Soeda and associates Architects

01:00 - 10 February, 2014
Kinubashi Pharmacy / Soeda and associates Architects, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tochigi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Takayuki Soeda
  • Structural Engineer

    Motoi Nomura
  • Constructor

    Takamatsu Komuten
  • Area

    87.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Dos Patios / Florencia Rausch + Susana Barra + Barbara Moyano

01:00 - 10 February, 2014
Dos Patios / Florencia Rausch + Susana Barra + Barbara Moyano, © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla
© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla +11

Adjustable Forms / DLR Group

01:00 - 10 February, 2014
Adjustable Forms / DLR Group , © James Steinkamp
© James Steinkamp

© James Steinkamp © James Steinkamp © James Steinkamp © James Steinkamp +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    1 East Progress Road, Lombard, IL 60148, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Nathan Casteel
  • Area

    20145.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

IIT’s College of Architecture Launches the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize

00:00 - 10 February, 2014
IIT’s College of Architecture Launches the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, Courtesy of IIT
Courtesy of IIT

The College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and its Dean Wiel Arets has announced the creation of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) and the MCHAP for Emerging Architecture. With an objective to “reward the daring contemplation of the intersection of the new metropolis and human ecology,” these two biennial prizes will “recognize the most distinguished built constructs of the North and South American continents” while fostering research toward rethinking the metropolis.

MCHAP is an extension of the larger curricular and research initiatives of IIT, as established by Dean Wiel Arets, who states: “This new prize will not be bestowed to an individual or organization based solely off inventive form, however clever its design, or based solely off a submitted image, no matter how captivating. The prize's jury will instead be holistic in their approach to selecting exceptional works. Architecture, as a discipline, will continue its pursuit of technology, so that it can further advance. And architecture is for people; it is strengthened by their presence.”