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TateHindle Wins Competition to Transform London Underground HQ

00:00 - 1 May, 2014
TateHindle Wins Competition to Transform London Underground HQ, The London Underground Headquarters at 55 Broadway. Image © Flickr CC USer Chris Guy
The London Underground Headquarters at 55 Broadway. Image © Flickr CC USer Chris Guy

Transport for London today announced TateHindle as the winners of the competition to transform their London Underground Headquarters into a residential building. The building, designed by Charles Holden and completed in 1929, was once the tallest office block in London and has been home to Transport for London ever since. However, TfL say the building at 55 Broadway is "no longer fit for purpose", and will move out in 2015 when TateHindle will begin the renovation. You can read the full story on the Architects' Journal.

Robert A. M. Stern Advocates the Return of the Garden Suburb

00:00 - 1 May, 2014
Robert A. M. Stern Advocates the Return of the Garden Suburb, Disney-backed garden suburb, Celebration, Fla.. Image Courtesy of Robert A.M. Stern via NYT
Disney-backed garden suburb, Celebration, Fla.. Image Courtesy of Robert A.M. Stern via NYT

The modern suburb has become an unruly sprawl, homogenous in style and over-dependent on the automobile. However, according to Robert A. M. Stern's new manifesto “Paradise Planned: The Garden Suburb and the Modern City,” there is a superior alternative for suburban development that could attract millennials and preserve quality of life in terms of health, economic savings, and physical safety: the centrally planned, pedestrian-friendly garden suburb. You can learn more about Stern’s 1,072 page manifesto on the garden suburb in this article by the New York Times.

Fuzhou Wusibei Thaihot Plaza / Spark Architects

01:00 - 1 May, 2014
Fuzhou Wusibei Thaihot Plaza / Spark Architects, © Shu He
© Shu He

© Shu He © Shu He © Shu He © Shu He +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fuzhou, Fujian, China
  • Project Director

    Jan Felix Clostermann Team: Mingyin Tan, Christian Taeubert, Jian Yun Wu, Ben de Lange, Emer Loraine, Wang Haiyan Leo Micolta, Cary Cheng Client: Thaihot Group
  • Area

    300000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

New St. Elmo Breakwater Footbridge in Valletta Grand Harbour / Arenas & Asociados

01:00 - 1 May, 2014
New St. Elmo Breakwater Footbridge in Valletta Grand Harbour / Arenas & Asociados, © Karl Borg
© Karl Borg

© Hector Beade © Dion Buhagiar © Hector Beade © Hector Beade +50

Hydraulic Stilts Considered to Protect Farnsworth House

00:00 - 1 May, 2014
Hydraulic Stilts Considered to Protect Farnsworth House, Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House. Image © Greg Robbins
Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House. Image © Greg Robbins

In recent years, Mies van der Rohe's famous glass-walled Farnsworth House has been under a grave threat from flooding by the Fox River which runs right past it. In the past 18 years, the house has been flooded three times, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage, and now its owners the National Trust for Historic Preservation are considering plans for a permanent solution - among which is a plan to install hydraulic stilts which would lift the entire house out of harm's way in the event of a flood.

Read more about the plans after the break

Parkrand / MVRDV

01:00 - 1 May, 2014
Parkrand / MVRDV, © Rob't Hart
© Rob't Hart

© Rob't Hart © Rob't Hart © Rob't Hart © Rob't Hart +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Geuzenveld, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Partners in Charge

    Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries
  • Area

    35000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

Wine Tasting Room Le Monde / Alessandro Isola

01:00 - 1 May, 2014
Wine Tasting Room Le Monde / Alessandro Isola, © Marco Alberi Auber
© Marco Alberi Auber

© Marco Alberi Auber © Marco Alberi Auber © Marco Alberi Auber © Marco Alberi Auber +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Prata di Pordenone Pordenone, Italy
  • Design Team

    Alessandro Isola, Peter Sawczuk
  • Area

    183.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Artist Fujiko Nakaya Shrouds Philip Johnson's Glass House in Fog

00:00 - 1 May, 2014
Artist Fujiko Nakaya Shrouds Philip Johnson's Glass House in Fog, © Richard Barnes
© Richard Barnes

Celebrating the 65th anniversary of Philip Johnson's iconic Glass House, artist Fujiko Nakaya has created the building's first ever site-specific art installation. The installation, titled "Veil", will shroud the glass house in fog for 10 minutes every hour, creating a dialogue with Johnson's design intentions by breaking the visual connection between inside and out, and covering the building's sharp, clean lines with misty indeterminacy. At the same time it will make literal Johnson's ideal of an architecture that vanishes.

Read after the break for more information and images

CLOG : PRISONS Launch Event at Spitzer School of Architecture

00:00 - 1 May, 2014
CLOG : PRISONS Launch Event at Spitzer School of Architecture, Courtesy of CLOG
Courtesy of CLOG

From CLOG. In many countries, architects assume that designing to meet the local building code assures that their buildings are safe for the public. But what if a building’s harm is not in the risk of the building falling down, but in the building performing as intended? If designed for the wrong purpose, can a building be a human rights violation, and if so, what should an architect do about it? 

Coinciding with the release of CLOG : PRISONS, the J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City and the Masters of Urban Design Program at the Spitzer School of Architecture are hosting a lecture and panel response organized by CLOG that will critically examine the architecture of incarceration. 

Kew Tree Top Walkway & Rhizotron / Marks Barfield Architects

01:00 - 1 May, 2014
Kew Tree Top Walkway & Rhizotron  / Marks Barfield Architects, © Peter Durant
© Peter Durant

© Peter Durant © Peter Durant Courtesy of Marks Barfield Architects © Peter Durant +15

Koosmann Residence / Salmela Architect

01:00 - 1 May, 2014
Koosmann Residence / Salmela Architect, © Paul Crosby
© Paul Crosby

© Paul Crosby © Paul Crosby © Paul Crosby © Paul Crosby +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Minnesota, USA
  • Principal Architect

    David Salmela, FAIA
  • Project Architect

    Malini Srivastava, AIA
  • General Contractor

    Streeter & Associates
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Luis Viale en Paternal / Nidolab

01:00 - 1 May, 2014
Luis Viale en Paternal / Nidolab, © Daniela Mac Adden
© Daniela Mac Adden

© Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden +32

Steiner School / LOCALARCHITECTURE

01:00 - 1 May, 2014
Steiner School / LOCALARCHITECTURE, © Matthieu Gafsou
© Matthieu Gafsou

© Matthieu Gafsou © Matthieu Gafsou © Matthieu Gafsou © Matthieu Gafsou +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Route du Bois-Genoud 36, 1023 Crissier, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge

    Manuel Bieler, Antoine Robert-Grandpierre, Laurent Saurer, Aude Mermier, Nicolas Willemet
  • Area

    1368.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Brooks + Scarpa, Witold Rybczynski Win Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award

00:00 - 1 May, 2014
Brooks + Scarpa, Witold Rybczynski Win Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, AIA 2014 Housing Award Recipient: Cherokee Studios / Brooks + Scarpa
AIA 2014 Housing Award Recipient: Cherokee Studios / Brooks + Scarpa

Angela Brooks and Lawrence Scarpa of Brooks + Scarpa have been recognized for their “leadership in sustainable and socially progressive design” by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The Los Angeles-based architects will receive one of 10 National Design Awards given by the Museum in honor of “lasting achievement in American Design.” 

Witold Rybczynski, writer and professor of architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, will also receive a National Design Award for his many written contributions to architecture, urbanism and design. 

A complete list of the 2014 National Design Award winners, after the break...

Wynwood Gateway Park Competition

01:00 - 1 May, 2014
Wynwood Gateway Park Competition

Metro 1 has partnered with DawnTown Miami to present an international ideas, design and build competition for a true urban park in the heart of the burgeoning Wynwood Arts District in Miami, Florida. The winning design team will have their idea and proposal built as well as a cash prize of $10,000.

241 Sports Center Hector Berlioz / Dietmar Feichtinger Architects

01:00 - 1 May, 2014
241 Sports Center Hector Berlioz / Dietmar Feichtinger Architects, Courtesy of Dietmar Feichtinger Architects
Courtesy of Dietmar Feichtinger Architects

Courtesy of Dietmar Feichtinger Architects Courtesy of Dietmar Feichtinger Architects Courtesy of Dietmar Feichtinger Architects Courtesy of Dietmar Feichtinger Architects +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    2 Bis Avenue de Paris, 94300 Vincennes, France
  • Project Team Leader Planning

    José Luis Fuentes
  • Team Competition

    Richard Würtz, Manuela Certan, Jennifer Goletz, Magdalena Zogorska
  • Team Planning And Site

    Pablo Valdivia
  • Area

    13256.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013

9 Architects Reflect on the Homes That Most Inspired Them

01:00 - 1 May, 2014
The homes that inspire architects.
The homes that inspire architects.

Where do you receive inspiration? Nalina Moses asked the question to nine contemporary residential architects, asking each to choose one residence that had left an impression on them. The following answers were first published on the AIA’s website in the article “Homing Instinct."

When nine accomplished residential architects were asked to pick a house—any house—that has left the greatest impression on them as designers, most of their choices ran succinctly along the canon of American or European Modern architecture. Two—Alvar Aalto’s Villa Mairea and Pierre Chareau’s La Maison de Verre—were even tapped twice. 

If the houses these designers chose weren’t surprising, the reasons they chose them were. Rather than groundbreaking style or technologies, what they cited were the moments of comfort, excitement, and refinement they offered: the restful proportions of a bedroom, the feel of a crafted wood handrail, an ocean view unfolding beyond an outdoor stair.

Chez Carl / Jean De Lessard

01:00 - 30 April, 2014
Chez Carl / Jean De Lessard, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +12

  • Interior Designers

  • Location

    3000 Boulevard René Lévesque, Verdun, QC H3E 1T9, Canada
  • General Contractor

    Castle Reno (Paul Cantwell)
  • Area

    1229.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs