'Archaeology of the Digital' Exhibition

00:00 - 2 May, 2013
'Archaeology of the Digital' Exhibition, Courtesy of Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA)
Courtesy of Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA)

Opening May 7 at the Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA), the 'Archaeology of the Digital' exhibition will feature the work of Frank Gehry, Peter Eisenman, Shoei Yoh and Chuck Hoberman while examining the foundations of digital architecture at the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s. Curated by architect Greg Lynn, the exhibition along with the related publication are conceived as object-based investigations of four pivotal projects by the featured architects that established distinct directions in architecture’s use of digital tools. The event delves into the genesis and establishment of digital tools for design conceptualization, visualization and production. The exhibit runs until October 13. For more information, please visit here.

Montfullà House / Hidalgo Hartmann

01:00 - 1 May, 2013
Montfullà House / Hidalgo Hartmann, © Jordi Hidalgo Tané
© Jordi Hidalgo Tané
  • Architects

    Jordi Hidalgo Tané, arquitecto, Daniela Hartmann, interiorista
  • Location

    Montfullà, Girona
  • Technical Architect

    Rafel Serra Torrent
  • Collaborators

    Ana Roque, arquitecto, Rafel Serra Torrent, arquitecto técnico, Julia Fernandez Roldán
  • Area

    340.0 m2
  • Year

    2010
  • Photography

© Jordi Hidalgo Tané © Jordi Hidalgo Tané © Jordi Hidalgo Tané © Jordi Hidalgo Tané +20

Residential Bridge Competition Entry / Rasha Kiani + Mahdi Kamboozia

01:00 - 1 May, 2013
Residential Bridge Competition Entry / Rasha Kiani + Mahdi Kamboozia, Courtesy of Rasha Kiani + Mahdi Kamboozia
Courtesy of Rasha Kiani + Mahdi Kamboozia

With the challenge of defining a new residential typology on the outskirt of a historic Prague zone that combines a pathway to cross the river and residential units over the Vltava River, Rasha Kiani and Mahdi Kamboozia proposed a new extension to Prague's urban space. Their concept, which won an honorable mention, makes a lively and vibrant community that joins both sides of the Vltava River by means of social activities in a dynamic space. More images and architects' description after the break.

Apelle / Marco Casagrande

01:00 - 1 May, 2013
Apelle / Marco Casagrande, Courtesy of Marco Casagrande
Courtesy of Marco Casagrande
  • Architects

  • Location

    Karjaa, Finland
  • C-LAB Team

    Nikita Wu, Jan Luksic, Shreya Nagrath, Arijit Sen
  • Area

    140.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Marco Casagrande

Courtesy of Marco Casagrande Courtesy of Marco Casagrande Courtesy of Marco Casagrande Courtesy of Marco Casagrande +37

Health Sciences Education Building / CO Architects

01:00 - 1 May, 2013
Health Sciences Education Building / CO Architects, © Bill Timmerman
© Bill Timmerman
  • Architects

  • Location

    The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix, 550 East Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
  • Design and Executive Architect

    CO Architects
  • CO Architects Team

    Paul Zajfen, FAIA, RIBA, design principal; Scott Kelsey, FAIA, principal-in-charge; Jonathan Kanda, AIA, LEED AP, project architect; Andy Labov, AIA, LEED AP, senior architect; Jenna Knudsen, AIA, LEED AP, senior architect; Arnold Swanborn, AIA, LEED AP, senior design architect Tony Moretti, FAIA, technical principal; Jatin Kayastha, designer; Luciana Tagliaferri, LEED AP, designer Lilit Ustayan, LEED AP, designer; Shiyi Zhang, LEED AP, designer; Joqua Jordan, project assistant; Jesse Carrillo, designer; Kevin Kavanaugh, project team; Marie Malone, project team
  • Associate Architect, Master Planner

    Ayers Saint Gross
  • Ayers Saint Gross Team

    Jack Black, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, associate principal; Sean R. Rosebrugh, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, project manager; Eric Zobrist, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, project architect; Michelle Kollmann, LEED AP BD+C, designer, interiors; Kristina Abrams, RA, LEED AP BD+C, technical production; Justin Dahl-James, RA, LEED GA, technical production; Eliseo Ramirez, technical production; William Whitfield, technical production
  • Area

    268000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman +17

Tomas Ghisellini Architects at MoMA New York

00:00 - 1 May, 2013
Tomas Ghisellini Architects at MoMA New York, Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects
Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Scheduled to be on view from July 10th to December 1st at MoMA New YorkTomas Ghisellini Architects will be presenting the international exhibition 'Cut'n'Paste'. With a recent project exposed, their exhibition is dedicated to design, composition and communication languages of contemporary architecture. For more information, please visit here.

'Resilient Mikkeli' Third Prize Winning Proposal / Mandaworks + Hosper Sweden

01:00 - 1 May, 2013
'Resilient Mikkeli' Third Prize Winning Proposal / Mandaworks + Hosper Sweden, Courtesy of Mandaworks + Hosper Sweden
Courtesy of Mandaworks + Hosper Sweden

Mandaworks and Hosper Sweden were just awarded this past week with the third prize in the open international architectural competition in Mikkeli, Finland. From 107 proposals submitted last October, Mandaworks and Hosper Sweden were one of five teams selected to continue work in the second stage. Mikkeli is a medium-sized municipality with 80,000 inhabitants, most of whom live in the urban area Mikkeli. Their challenge was to find a model for how Mikkeli can densify around and best utilize the lakefront in an ecologically sensitive & holistically sustainable way. More images and architects' description after the break.

Stardom Entertainment Office / Yeonghwan Lim + Sunhyun Kim

01:00 - 1 May, 2013
Stardom Entertainment Office / Yeonghwan Lim + Sunhyun Kim, © Youngchae Park
© Youngchae Park
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Young Lim, Sun Kim
  • Design Team

    Jea-Ok Kim, Kyung-min Jang, Jeong-tae Kim
  • Area

    548.8 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park +27

Hilden Grange / Hawkins\Brown

01:00 - 1 May, 2013
Hilden Grange / Hawkins\Brown, © Tim Crocker
© Tim Crocker
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dry Hill Park Rd, Tonbridge, Kent TN10 3BX, United Kingdom
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker +8

'Shenyang International Automobile City' Winning Proposal / SBA International

01:00 - 1 May, 2013
'Shenyang International Automobile City' Winning Proposal / SBA International, Courtesy of SBA International
Courtesy of SBA International

SBA International’s concept of a sustainable development among industry, business and residential in the Chinese city of Shenyang just won the first prize in the in the "Tiexi Waterfront Area" competition. Their ‘Clean City Concept’ includes a reduction of CO2 emissions, environmental green areas and office buildings which comply with the latest standards of a ‘Green Building’. The planning area is divided in three theme areas and in total covers an area of 90 square kilometers. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Updated Plans Released for Foster + Partners' Apple Campus in Cupertino

01:00 - 1 May, 2013
Updated Plans Released for Foster + Partners' Apple Campus in Cupertino, © Foster + Partners, ARUP, Kier + Wright, Apple
© Foster + Partners, ARUP, Kier + Wright, Apple

The City of Cupertino has released Apple’s revised campus plans, following the recent news criticizing Steve Job’s “sky-high requirements for fit and finish” that have resulted in a “ballooning budget." 

Abandoning Apple’s classic “white” detailing, architects Foster + Partners have opted to clad the 2.8 million square foot, circular monolith in black - a stylistic remedy that seems to be in line with the overarching campus goal to “provide a serene environment reflecting Apple’s brand values of innovation, ease of use and beauty.”

More details after the break... 

Social Bling-Bling / Y. Architectes

01:00 - 1 May, 2013
Social Bling-Bling / Y. Architectes, © Brice Robert
© Brice Robert
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lyon, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Yann Fontaine, Yann Drossart, Corinne Drossart
  • Client

    ICF sud‑est méditerranée
  • Cost

    € 920 539 excl. VAT
  • Area

    460.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Brice Robert © Brice Robert © Brice Robert © Brice Robert +12

National Planning Awards 2013 Recipients

00:00 - 1 May, 2013
National Planning Awards 2013 Recipients, NYC Department of City Planning, Zone Green Courtesy of APA
NYC Department of City Planning, Zone Green Courtesy of APA

The American Planning Association has released its list of 2013 National Planning Awards winners that exhibit the best planning efforts that create communities of lasting value.  Among the recipients are regional plans that seek to revitalize post-industrial cities, plans to preserve and rehabilitate native settlements, restore blighted communities, reassess planning and zoning in major cities, develop environmental conservation programs, regenerate access to our natural topography and develop guidelines and regulations for more sustainable approaches to building.  The projects are diverse and span a significant realm of urban reclamation and development.  

London Calling: The Latest Twist in the Tale of London’s Concrete Island

01:00 - 1 May, 2013
London Calling: The Latest Twist in the Tale of London’s Concrete Island, © Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
© Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

 London is engrossed in a vigorous debate over recently unveiled plans for the South Bank Centre, the cluster of Brutalist concrete buildings on the River Thames including the Queen Elizabeth Hall (QEH) and Hayward Gallery. 

Today, the Centre has as its neighbour one of the city’s biggest tourist attractions – The London Eye – and this, with the addition of retail and other leisure-led developments in and around the South Bank, has refocused both commercial and cultural attention on the complex.

Last month, British architects Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) unveiled their vision for a “Festival Wing” on the site, focussing on the QEH and the Hayward Gallery. It isn’t the first time an architect has been asked to look at these buildings in recent decades. However, it is the most likely to come to fruition.

Read more about the Southbank Centre and its future development, after the break...

The Santuary of Santa Paulina / HS Arquitetos

01:00 - 1 May, 2013
The Santuary of Santa Paulina / HS Arquitetos, Courtesy of HS Arquitetos
Courtesy of HS Arquitetos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nova Trento, SC, Brazil
  • Partners

    Chirochi Shimizu, Chirochi Shimizu Júnior, Rolf Augusto Herwig, Paulo Henrique Herwig
  • Client

    Congregação das Irmãzinhas da Imaculada Conceição
  • Area

    9616.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of HS Arquitetos

Courtesy of HS Arquitetos Courtesy of HS Arquitetos Courtesy of HS Arquitetos Courtesy of HS Arquitetos +48

Galeria House / MACh Arquitetos

01:00 - 1 May, 2013
Galeria House / MACh Arquitetos, © Gabriel Castro
© Gabriel Castro

© Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro © Fábio Del Re & Carlos Stein +33

Rubido Romero Foundation / Abalo Alonso Arquitectos

01:00 - 1 May, 2013
© Santos Díez
© Santos Díez
  • Architects

  • Location

    Negreira, A Coruña, España
  • Architect in Charge

    Elizabeth Abalo, Gonzalo Alonso
  • Area

    117.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Santos Díez © Santos Díez © Santos Díez © Santos Díez +11

Espacio Transmisor Del Túmulo | Dolmen Megalítico De Seró / Estudi D’arquitectura Toni Gironès

01:00 - 1 May, 2013
Espacio Transmisor Del Túmulo | Dolmen Megalítico De Seró  / Estudi D’arquitectura Toni Gironès, © Aitor Estevez
© Aitor Estevez
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seró-Artesa De Segre, Lleida, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Toni Gironès Saderra
  • Area

    3615.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Aitor Estevez, Courtesy of Toni Gironès, Antonio Cayuelas

© Aitor Estevez Courtesy of Toni Gironès © Aitor Estevez © Aitor Estevez +26