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AD Classics: The Einstein Tower / Erich Mendelsohn

01:00 - 14 July, 2013
AD Classics: The Einstein Tower / Erich Mendelsohn, © Gili Merin
© Gili Merin

The Einstein Tower, designed by the German architect Erich Mendelsohn, is one of the best-known examples of German expressionist architecture. Designed as an amorphic structure of reinforced concrete, Mendelsohn wanted the tower to represent as well as facilitate the study of  Einstein’s radical theory of relativity – a groundbreaking theorem of motion, light and space.

More on this expressionist monument after the break...

Photo by R. Arlt via via www.aip.de Photo by R. Arlt via via www.aip.de via www.aip.de © Gili Merin +21

TED: Why We Should Build Wooden Skyscrapers / Michael Green

00:00 - 14 July, 2013

Building a skyscraper? Forget about steel and concrete, architect Michael Green says build it out of wood. As he details in this intriguing talk, it's not only possible to build safe wooden structures up to 30 stories tall (and, he hopes, higher), it's necessary.

Social Housing in Valleca´s Eco-boulevard / Olalquiaga Arquitectos

01:00 - 14 July, 2013
Social Housing in Valleca´s Eco-boulevard / Olalquiaga Arquitectos, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bulevar de la Naturaleza, 10D, 28031 Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Rafael Olalquiaga Soriano, Pablo Olalquiaga Bescós, Alfonso Olalquiaga Bescós
  • Design Team

    Javier Morales Luchena, Jesús Resino, Luis Cristóbal
  • Civil Engineer

    Luis Casas
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +30

Torremocha del Jarama / Otto Medem de la Torriente

01:00 - 14 July, 2013
Torremocha del Jarama / Otto Medem de la Torriente, © Antonio Terrón
© Antonio Terrón
  • Architects

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain
  • Collaborators

    Carlos Bernárdez Agrafojo, Laura Portillo Rodríguez
  • Area

    351.0 m2
  • Year

    2007
  • Photography

    Antonio Terrón

© Antonio Terrón © Antonio Terrón © Antonio Terrón © Antonio Terrón +15

Ataranzas Municipal Market Restoration Project / Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos

01:00 - 14 July, 2013
Ataranzas Municipal Market Restoration Project / Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos , Courtesy of Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos
Courtesy of Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Atarazanas, 10, 29005 Málaga, Málaga, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Mª José Aranguren López, José González Gallegos
  • Year

    2010
  • Photography

    Cortesia de Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos

Courtesy of Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos Courtesy of Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos Courtesy of Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos Courtesy of Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos +16

The Cliff / Mangor & Nagel

00:00 - 14 July, 2013
© Tom Jersøe
© Tom Jersøe
  • Architects

  • Location

    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Architect in Charge

    Mangor & Nagel A/S
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Tom Jersøe © Tom Jersøe © Tom Jersøe © Tom Jersøe +17

The Elephant House (Villa Kristi) / Vilen Künnapu

01:00 - 14 July, 2013
The Elephant House (Villa Kristi) / Vilen Künnapu, © Arne Maasik
© Arne Maasik
  • Architects

  • Location

    Maardu, Estonia
  • Interior Design

    Vilen Künnapu, Aet Seire
  • Paintings

    August Künnapu
  • Elephant Sculpture

    Vilen Künnapu, Vambola Mets
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Arne Maasik © Arne Maasik © Arne Maasik © Arne Maasik +27

'Sa(ndy)licornia': MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Daniel J Wilson

01:00 - 14 July, 2013
'Sa(ndy)licornia': MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Daniel J Wilson, Courtesy of Daniel J Wilson
Courtesy of Daniel J Wilson

The 'Sa(ndy)licornia' proposal, which was one of the selected entries in the MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas, is a reaction to the fact that in many ways Sandy, effectively, became a brand, and in doing so it provided all sorts of people with various sorts of "meaning". From this point of view, architect Daniel J Wilson focuses on how disasters can be understood to provide a form of social glue, clear-eyed perspectives about "what really matters", and the possibility of rebuilding something from scratch, only better. More images and architects' description after the break.

Can Craft Beer Rebuild Neighborhoods?

00:00 - 14 July, 2013
Can Craft Beer Rebuild Neighborhoods?, Brooklyn Brewery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Courtesy of Flickr User Wally Gobetz
Brooklyn Brewery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Courtesy of Flickr User Wally Gobetz

Gentrification has been a running theme in the social and economic fluctuations that occur in cities.  Between housing booms and busts, the revitalization of small manufacturing and the shifting populations cities grow and change organically, subject to a variety of trends.  In an article in Business Insider, Tali Arbel traces urban revival by following the successes of craft breweries that have sprung up in desolate and blighted neighborhoods.  Brewers have found a home in cities full of abandoned warehouses and factory buildings where real estate is available and affordable.   As these neighborhoods become more affluent, rising in trendiness and popularity, they are beginning to price out these same businesses that helped establish them.  Where are these businesses to go and how can gentrifying neighborhoods protect social and economic diversity?  

Wayra / estudio QA

01:00 - 13 July, 2013
Wayra / estudio QA, © Wayra / Múnich
© Wayra / Múnich
  • Architects

  • Location

    Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Project Architect

    Miguel Ángel García Alonso
  • Project Team

    Susana Torre Arias, Diana do Río, Alejandra Ochoa, Rebeca Sarabia, Andrés Daza
  • Area

    9456.0 m2
  • Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Wayra / Munich, Wayra / London, Carlos Rodríguez / Madrid

© Wayra / Londres © Carlos Rodríguez / Madrid © Wayra / Múnich © Wayra / Londres +31

Architecture 101 Lecture Series

00:00 - 13 July, 2013
Architecture 101 Lecture Series, Bilbao / © Flickr user EEPaul
Bilbao / © Flickr user EEPaul

Taking place during the National Building Museum's Summer Block Party, the Architecture 101 lecture series explores iconic styles during significant periods in architectural history. The two lectures, titled 'Miesian' (July 20) and 'Expressionism' (July 27) will serve as a refresher course for the professional or student or providing the novice with a chance to learn more about the world of architecture.  More information after the break.

Dyv-net, Dynamic Vertical Networks Proposal / JAPA Architects

01:00 - 13 July, 2013
Dyv-net, Dynamic Vertical Networks Proposal / JAPA Architects, Courtesy of JAPA Architects
Courtesy of JAPA Architects

JAPA Architects shared with us their proposal, Dyv-net, Dynamic Vertical Networks, which deals with the development of modern, efficient and environmentally acceptable farming structures. Located in the Tai Po District, the second largest administrative district in Hong Kong, the architects foresee a paradigm shift to vertical agriculture structures which can be integrated into a territorial network along the country. More images and architects' description after the break.

Gen Carmen Sylva Building / Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos

01:00 - 13 July, 2013
Gen Carmen Sylva Building / Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos, © Ricardo Ferreira
© Ricardo Ferreira
  • Architects

    Rodrigo Chauriye, Beatriz Stäger.
  • Location

    Carmen Sylva, Providencia, Providencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Associate Architect

    Osvaldo Moreno
  • Area

    1800.0 m2
  • Year

    2008
  • Photography

    Ricardo Ferreira

© Ricardo Ferreira © Ricardo Ferreira © Ricardo Ferreira © Ricardo Ferreira +14

Can Waste Be Used to Regenerate Our Cities?

00:00 - 13 July, 2013
Can Waste Be Used to Regenerate Our Cities?, Trash Cubes © Science Photo Library via the BBC
Trash Cubes © Science Photo Library via the BBC

With the rise of urban dwellers comes the rise of urban waste. And, although the hidden life of garbage is still ignored by many, there is no way of escaping one of modern societies most pressing issues: unsustainable waste management. Though many plausible and obvious solutions have already been suggested and are ready to be implemented, some experts are proposing radical solutions that may one day be a reality. 

Sedan Cultural Center / Richard + Schoeller Architectes

01:00 - 13 July, 2013
© Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +31

KOOK Restaurant / Noses Architects

00:00 - 13 July, 2013
KOOK Restaurant / Noses Architects, © Filippo Vinardi
© Filippo Vinardi

© Filippo Vinardi © Filippo Vinardi © Filippo Vinardi © Filippo Vinardi +16

LOST UTOPIAS: Photographer Jade Doskow's Kickstarter Campaign

00:00 - 13 July, 2013
LOST UTOPIAS: Photographer Jade Doskow's Kickstarter Campaign, Montreal 1967 World's Fair, "Man and His World," Habitat ‘67, Moshe Safdie. Image © Jade Doskow
Montreal 1967 World's Fair, "Man and His World," Habitat ‘67, Moshe Safdie. Image © Jade Doskow

Since 2007, Jade Doskow has been photographing the remains of World's Fair Sites: once iconic spots that displayed the ambitions/ideals of their eras, now, often forgotten and left to decay. Now, for the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World's Fair in New York (in just a few weeks time), Doskow has a new goal: to shoot all the iconic North American fair sites - from Seattle's Space Needle to San Francisco's Treasure Island. To do so, she's launched a Kickstarter campaign: LOST UTOPIAS. See more of Doskow's stunning images, and find out how to support her Kickstarter campaign, after the break...

University of Ottawa / KWC Architects + Diamond Schmitt Architects

01:00 - 13 July, 2013
University of Ottawa / KWC Architects + Diamond Schmitt Architects, Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects
Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Design Team

    Halsall Associates, Goodkey Weedmark, Morrison Hershfield
  • General Contractor

    Aecon
  • Area

    25299.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects

Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects +41