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SOHO Hailun Plaza / UNStudio

00:00 - 11 August, 2013
SOHO Hailun Plaza / UNStudio, Courtesy of UNStudio
Courtesy of UNStudio

This 33-story SOHO Hailun Plaza is currently being constructed in the dense city of Shanghai. Located at the intersection of two metro lines, the plaza will include a 130-meter office tower and five mixed-use podiums. The design, by UNStudio, treats each structure as a set of objects shaped by the flow of commuters. Each facade will be cloaked in a similar, faceted texture that will “change in appearance when approached from different directions.” 

Cau i balcó / Tallerdarquitectura

01:00 - 11 August, 2013
 Cau i balcó / Tallerdarquitectura, Courtesy of Tallerdarquitectura
Courtesy of Tallerdarquitectura
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rupià, Girona, Cataluña, Spain
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photography

    Courtesy of Tallerdarquitectura

Courtesy of Tallerdarquitectura Courtesy of Tallerdarquitectura Courtesy of Tallerdarquitectura Courtesy of Tallerdarquitectura +9

2Day Languages / Masquespacio

01:00 - 11 August, 2013
2Day Languages / Masquespacio, © David Rodríguez
© David Rodríguez
  • Interior Design

  • Location

    Antiguo Reino 15, Valencia, Spain
  • Design

    Ana Milena Hernández Palacios
  • Project Area

    183.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

© David Rodríguez © David Rodríguez © David Rodríguez © David Rodríguez +17

The Flinders Street Station "People's Choice Award" Winning Proposal / Eduardo Velasquez + Manuel Pineda + Santiago Medina

01:00 - 11 August, 2013
The Flinders Street Station "People's Choice Award" Winning Proposal / Eduardo Velasquez + Manuel Pineda + Santiago Medina, Courtesy of Eduardo Velasquez + Manuel Pineda + Santiago Medina
Courtesy of Eduardo Velasquez + Manuel Pineda + Santiago Medina

Although ultimately not chosen by the jury, who favored HESSELL & Herzog de Meuron's plan, this proposal by Eduardo Velasquez, Manuel Pineda and Santiago Medina for the rejuvenation of Flinders Street Station garnered the most votes from the public, winning the People’s Choice Award. The 'Courtyard Within a Station' concept seeks to activate the north bank of the river, as well as the western end of the site, and to improve the connection to Federation Square; the idea was to not only make the station a significant transportation node within Melbourne, but a new social and cultural center for the city. More images and architects' description after the break.

Beyond 2012: The Story of Commissioning the Olympic Games

00:00 - 11 August, 2013
Beyond 2012: The Story of Commissioning the Olympic Games, Courtesy of ArcelorMittal
Courtesy of ArcelorMittal

Beyond 2012 is a new website launched by the British Design Council to tell the story of how the London 2012 Olympic Games were designed. The site explores how the best British designers were brought in to create the products, fashion, graphics, digital design, and of course the architecture that made the 2012 games a fantastic worldwide spectacle. See the full website here.

Video: Inside a Chinese, Parisian Ghost Town

00:00 - 11 August, 2013

This Parisian ghost town in Tianducheng, China has become the archetype of China's architectural copycat culture. Brought to light by the folks at The Atlantic Cities, this short video by German filmmaker Caspar Stracke accounts for an average day in this faux-Parisian development where less than 10,000 residents call home. 

AD Classics: Ville Radieuse / Le Corbusier

01:00 - 11 August, 2013
via land8.com
via land8.com

Ville Radieuse (The Radiant City) is an unrealized urban masterplan by Le Corbusier, first presented in 1924 and published in a book of the same name in 1933. Designed to contain effective means of transportation, as well as an abundance of green space and sunlight, Le Corbusier’s city of the future would not only provide residents with a better lifestyle, but would contribute to creating a better society. Though radical, strict and nearly totalitarian in its order, symmetry and standardization, Le Corbusier’s proposed principles had an extensive influence on modern urban planning and led to the development of new high-density housing typologies.

via land8.com via land8.com © FLC/Adagp, Paris, 2007 via land8.com +14

Elandshof 6 houses cpo / Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten

01:00 - 11 August, 2013
Elandshof 6 houses cpo / Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten, © Milad Pallesh
© Milad Pallesh
  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Client

    Vereniging Elzes
  • Structural Engineer

    Duyts Bouwconstructies BV
  • Contractor

    Wever Bouwgroep BV
  • Contributors

    Merel Martens, Dingeman Deijs, Jasper Hermans,  Santiago Baltar Bescansa, Gert-Jan van Laar, Quinten Savarit
  • Area

    1120.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Milad Pallesh © Milad Pallesh © Milad Pallesh © Milad Pallesh +29

Palmas Seis House / POMC arquitecto

01:00 - 11 August, 2013
Palmas Seis House / POMC arquitecto, © Magui Manzano Morales
© Magui Manzano Morales

© Magui Manzano Morales © Magui Manzano Morales © Magui Manzano Morales © Magui Manzano Morales +43

  • Architects

  • Location

    Villa Palmas, Zapopan, Jal., México
  • Project Architect

    Paul Octavio Medina Campuzano
  • Project Area

    390.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Magui Manzano Morales, Christian Peraccia, Saul Cruz Davila

Museum of Bavarian History Competition Entry / AVA

01:00 - 11 August, 2013
Museum of Bavarian History Competition Entry / AVA, Courtesy of AVA
Courtesy of AVA

Designed by AVA (Andrea Vattovani Architecture), their proposal for the Museum of Bavarian History not only creates an icon for the city, but their intervention is able to emphasize and further develop the city structure. Since a box-like form didn‘t seem to be the best solution for integrating the museum in its surroundings, they took special notice of the urban surroundings and protected monuments in the development process. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Update: Aspen Art Museum / Shigeru Ban Architects

17:30 - 10 August, 2013
© Shigeru Ban Architects
© Shigeru Ban Architects

With ever-expanding traveling exhibitions attracting over 35,000 yearly visitors from around the globe, the Aspen Art Museum (AAM) has outgrown their cozy 9,000 square foot facility in which they have called home since their established in 1979. Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has been commissioned to design the new museum, being the first museum he has constructed in the U.S. The project is set for completion in August 2014. Continue reading for more information.

Balmain House / Fox Johnston

01:00 - 10 August, 2013
Balmain House / Fox Johnston, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Builder

    Owner Builder
  • Structural Engineer

    Partridge & Partners
  • Planner

    Warren Long
  • Hydraulic Engineer

    ITM
  • Area

    360.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +12

The Flinders Street Station Shortlisted Proposal / NH Architecture

01:00 - 10 August, 2013
The Flinders Street Station Shortlisted Proposal / NH Architecture, Courtesy of NH Architecture
Courtesy of NH Architecture

Designed by NH Architecture, their competition entry for the Flinders Street Station in Melbourne was recently shorlisted for the People's Choice Award, organized by Major Projects Victoria. Their design seeks to capture this 'Melbourness' and create a new landmark for the city. From cultural to sporting, transport to tourism, this connection between the city and the river binds its colonial past with a trajectory for the next century. Their concept is generated from a combination of conceptual diagrams with the ribbons of infrastructure being over laid with a new form of public networking. More images and architects' description after the break.

Spanish Builders Forget to Resize Skyscraper Elevator

00:00 - 10 August, 2013
Spanish Builders Forget to Resize Skyscraper Elevator , Image via Gizmodo
Image via Gizmodo

The Wellin Museum of Art / Machado and Silvetti Associates

01:00 - 10 August, 2013
The Wellin Museum of Art / Machado and Silvetti Associates, © Anton Grassl / Esto
© Anton Grassl / Esto

© Anton Grassl / Esto © Anton Grassl / Esto © Anton Grassl / Esto © Anton Grassl / Esto +14

F-White / Takuro Yamamoto Architects

01:00 - 10 August, 2013
F-White / Takuro Yamamoto Architects, Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects
Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kashiwa city
  • Architect in Charge

    Eiji Iwase
  • Structure Design

    Masuda Structural Engineering Office
  • Construction

    Nagano-Koumuten
  • Furniture

    tallman STUDIO
  • Area

    122.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects

Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects +17

ESTEBAN / Leibar-Seigneurin

01:00 - 10 August, 2013
ESTEBAN / Leibar-Seigneurin, © Patrick Miara
© Patrick Miara

© Patrick Miara © Patrick Miara © Patrick Miara © Patrick Miara +23

San Sen House / Alejandro Sánchez García Arquitectos

01:00 - 10 August, 2013
© Jaime Navarro Soto
© Jaime Navarro Soto
  • Architects

  • Location

    Valle de Bravo, Mexico
  • Collaborators

    Diego Ricalde Rechia, Alejandro Delgado García, Alfredo Cortes Tellez
  • Area

    860.0 m2
  • Proyect Year

    2008
  • Photography

    Jaime Navarro Soto

© Jaime Navarro Soto © Jaime Navarro Soto © Jaime Navarro Soto © Jaime Navarro Soto +35