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The Iceberg / SeARCH + CEBRA + JDS + Louis Paillard Architects

00:00 - 7 March, 2014
The Iceberg / SeARCH + CEBRA + JDS + Louis Paillard Architects, © Mikkel Frost
© Mikkel Frost

© Mikkel Frost © Mikkel Frost © Mikkel Frost © Mikkel Frost +140

Reviewing 'Urban Hopes': A Look at Steven Holl's Latest in China

00:00 - 7 March, 2014
Reviewing 'Urban Hopes': A Look at Steven Holl's Latest in China, A view of the Sliced Porosity Block in Chengdu. Image © Shu He
A view of the Sliced Porosity Block in Chengdu. Image © Shu He

In this article originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Urban Hopes, Urban Dreams", Samuel Medina reviews a new book on the work of Steven Holl in China. Focusing on five major projects, the book places Holl's work in the wider context of his urbanistic influences - including ideas from his own early paper architecture that are just now resurfacing.

Steven Holl is the rare architect whose concepts are equally known as his buildings. Chalk that up to Holl’s prolific output, in both buildings and monographs, and his knack for branding his ideas. Urban Hopes: Made in China (Lars Müller, 2014), a condensed reader on Holl's latest work in China, is the latest in a stream of small books that have continually repackaged the architect's growing body of work. 

Anchoring and Intertwining appeared in 1996 and expounded on architectural themes and spatial notions only partially evinced by his work up until that time. In both, the buildings were few and far between, scattered between pages imprinted with “paper architecture,” the primary outlet for Holl’s creative energies in the prior decades since his move to New York in 1976. These and more titles were followed up by Parallax in 2000, a blend of philosophical, scientific, and poetic references that invest the architecture with the aura of the Gesamtkunstwerk. Holl’s idea of “porosity” made its debut here, if prematurely, where it was applied rather literally to Simmons Hall at MIT and its sponge-like facade. It wasn’t until a few years later, when the architect first got his feet wet in China, that the concept would be baptised as a core tenet of 21st-century urban design. 2009’s Urbanisms advances as much, while further recapitulating the big ideas of the previous book installments.

Read on after the break for the review of Urban Hopes

Jujuy Redux / P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S + Maxi Spina Architects

01:00 - 7 March, 2014
Jujuy Redux / P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S + Maxi Spina Architects, © Gustavo Frittegotto
© Gustavo Frittegotto

© Gustavo Frittegotto © Gustavo Frittegotto © Gustavo Frittegotto © Gustavo Frittegotto +48

House in Colmar / ideaa architectures

01:00 - 7 March, 2014
House in Colmar / ideaa architectures, © Alain-Marc Oberlé
© Alain-Marc Oberlé

© Alain-Marc Oberlé © Alain-Marc Oberlé © Alain-Marc Oberlé © Alain-Marc Oberlé +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Colmar, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Sandro De Pin, Laurent Dugo
  • Structure Engineering

    Ceder SA
  • Area

    170.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

TED Talk: 10 Reasons that Future Cities Will Float

00:00 - 7 March, 2014

In his talk at TEDx Vilnius, Koen Olthuis compares the cities of today with those at the turn of the 20th century: "cities are not full, we just have to search for new space... they made elevators and built a vertical city. We have to do exactly the same, but our generation has to look at water." With that in mind he looks at the top 10 reasons that floating cities are becoming a more popular idea, including: they provide solutions for topical issues such as flooding and sustainability; they can be used as 'plug in' travelling global amenities, useful for things like Olympic Stadiums; or could even allow us to rearrange urban areas.

VIDEO: Henning Larsen Architects on Building Ambitions for Society

00:00 - 7 March, 2014

From Henning Larsen Architects. "Architecture is the opposite of the coca-cola-principle," says Louis Becker, director of Henning Larsen Architects, in this interview with Louisiana Channel. He continues by explaining that architecture is, first and foremost, about seeing things grow. With architecture your dreams become physical: “We are building our ambitions for society.” If architecture was separate from life and society, it would be an uninteresting form and space. The inside of a building must have a relation to the outside; there has to be a dialogue between the life and hope inside, and the city as a whole.

Architecture is also a merger of cultures and ideas. Scandinavian ideas of transparency, democracy and equal access affect the way Henning Larsen Architects approaches architecture. But, at the same time, it is very important to think of what is necessary in the nature, culture and climate that you are working with. "When two different ways of seeing the world meet, that's when something interesting happens."

In this video, Becker explains these ideas in relation to two very different projects, one in Saudia Arabia and The Harpa Concert Hall in Reyjavik, Iceland (which was made in collaboration with artist Olafur Eliasson and won the prestigious Mies van der Rohe award in 2013).

2014 Pritzker Prize to be Announced March 24th

00:00 - 7 March, 2014
2014 Pritzker Prize to be Announced March 24th

We've just learned that the Pritzker Prize will be announced on Monday, March 24 at 5pm EDT. This prize -- architecture's most prestigious -- has been awarded annually since 1979. Past winners include Philip Johnson, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Oscar Niemeyer and Norman Foster (full list). You can see ArchDaily's coverage of the prize here. Stay tuned for the latest updates on this year's winner. Who do you think deserves to win?

Round Mountain House / deMx architecture

01:00 - 7 March, 2014
© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley
  • Architects

  • Location

    Goshen, AR, United States
  • Project Architects

    Tim de Noble, Timothy W. Maddox
  • Area

    4495.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley +26

Glen Oaks Branch Library / Marble Fairbanks

01:00 - 7 March, 2014
Glen Oaks Branch Library  / Marble Fairbanks, © Eduard Hueber
© Eduard Hueber

© Eduard Hueber © Eduard Hueber © Eduard Hueber © Eduard Hueber +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks, NY 11004, United States
  • Area

    18000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Generator Berlin Mitte / Ester Bruzkus + DesignAgency

01:00 - 7 March, 2014
Generator Berlin Mitte / Ester Bruzkus + DesignAgency, © Nikolas Koenig
© Nikolas Koenig

© Nikolas Koenig © Nikolas Koenig © Nikolas Koenig © Nikolas Koenig +14

AIANY Announces 2014 Design Award Winners

00:00 - 7 March, 2014
AIANY Announces 2014 Design Award Winners, Campbell Sports Center - Columbia University (New York, NY) / Steven Holl Architects © Iwan Baan
Campbell Sports Center - Columbia University (New York, NY) / Steven Holl Architects © Iwan Baan

The American Institute of Architects’ New York Chapter has announced the 2014 Design Award winners. Selected from nearly 400 submissions, the 35 awardees were commended for their “design quality, response to context and community, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique.” Of the 35 awards conferred, 13 received Honor Award Medals. The winners, after the break...

The Black Barn / Arhitektura d.o.o.

01:00 - 7 March, 2014
The Black Barn / Arhitektura d.o.o., © Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

© Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič +31

Apartment Renovation in Moscow / Vladimir Malashonok

01:00 - 7 March, 2014
Apartment Renovation in Moscow  / Vladimir Malashonok, Courtesy of Vladimir Malashonok
Courtesy of Vladimir Malashonok

Courtesy of Vladimir Malashonok Courtesy of Vladimir Malashonok Courtesy of Vladimir Malashonok Courtesy of Vladimir Malashonok +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Area

    115.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Vladimir Malashonok

Taipei Flower Wholesale Market, Taiwan International Flower Trade Center Small Site For Plant Market. / H.P. Chueh Architects & Planners

01:00 - 7 March, 2014
Taipei Flower Wholesale Market, Taiwan International Flower Trade Center Small Site For Plant Market. / H.P. Chueh Architects & Planners , © Jane Kung
© Jane Kung

© Jane Kung © Jane Kung © Jane Kung © Jane Kung +55

Seona Reid Building / Steven Holl Architects

01:00 - 7 March, 2014
Seona Reid Building / Steven Holl Architects, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +44

  • Architects

  • Location

    The Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City G3 6RQ
  • Partners in Charge

    Chris McVoy, Noah Yaffe
  • Project Architect

    Dominik Sigg
  • Area

    11250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Why Was Patty Hopkins Photoshopped Out of This Image?

00:00 - 7 March, 2014

Architect's Journal has reported on an embarrassing - and controversial - fumble from the BBC. Not only has the media outlet been criticized for "largely ignoring women architects in its series The Brits Who Built the Modern World," but it's now come under fire for an image (appearing at the beginning of episode 3) in which Patty Hopkins is photoshopped out of a group that includes her husband Michael Hopkins, Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Nicholas Grimshaw, and Terry Farrell.

The six architects are featured in RIBA's tie-in-exhibition; however, as the series chose to focus on the five male architects, the photographer removed Ms. Hopkins from the shot (unbeknownst to the BBC).

Lucy Mori of KL Mori Business Consulting for Architects told Architect's Journal: ‘I am shocked that women’s contribution to architecture has again been “airbrushed” from this populist history programme."

San Cayetano Mountain Residence / Paul Weiner | DesignBuild Collaborative

01:00 - 7 March, 2014
© Liam Frederick Photography
© Liam Frederick Photography

© Liam Frederick Photography © Liam Frederick Photography © Liam Frederick Photography © Liam Frederick Photography +21

Drake's / Hawkins\Brown Architects

01:00 - 7 March, 2014
Drake's  / Hawkins\Brown Architects, © Tim Crocker
© Tim Crocker

© Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker +16