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House W / LOSTINARCHITECTURE

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
House W / LOSTINARCHITECTURE, © Mischa Erben
© Mischa Erben
  • Architects

  • Location

    Klosterneuburg, Austria
  • Architect in Charge

    Connie Herzog, Gerfried Hinteregger
  • Structural Engineer

    DI Franz Wölflinger
  • Area

    305.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Mischa Erben © Mischa Erben © Mischa Erben © Mischa Erben +21

Apartment in Santa Teresa / Romero Vallejo Architects

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
© Juan Carlos Quindós
© Juan Carlos Quindós

© Juan Carlos Quindós © Juan Carlos Quindós © Juan Carlos Quindós © Juan Carlos Quindós +13

House of Dust / Antonino Cardillo architect

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
House of Dust / Antonino Cardillo architect, Courtesy of Antonino Cardillo architect
Courtesy of Antonino Cardillo architect

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Bacoc Hacienda / Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
Bacoc Hacienda / Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos, © Schalkwijk-Troche-Reyes-Patrón
© Schalkwijk-Troche-Reyes-Patrón
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seye, Yucatan, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Salvador Reyes Ríos, Josefina Larraín Lagos
  • Collaborator

    Magda Gamboa
  • Construction

    Eduardo Durán
  • Project Area

    429.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photography

    Schalkwijk-Troche-Reyes-Patrón

© Schalkwijk-Troche-Reyes-Patrón © Schalkwijk-Troche-Reyes-Patrón © Schalkwijk-Troche-Reyes-Patrón © Schalkwijk-Troche-Reyes-Patrón +28

UBM Future Cities’ Interview with Jan Gehl Streams Live Tomorrow

00:00 - 13 August, 2013
UBM Future Cities’ Interview with Jan Gehl Streams Live Tomorrow

Renowned architect, urban design consultant, and founding partner of Gehl Architects, Jan Gehl will participate in a 30-minute audio interview on August 14 with UBM’s Future Cities. During the program, and in advance of his keynote at the upcoming Future of Cities Forum, Gehl will discuss building cities for people, the importance of public spaces that promote public life, and how to design cars out of our future cities. Listeners can stream the conversation live and directly ask Gehl questions via a live chat discussion here

PR House / Bach Arquitectes

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
PR House / Bach Arquitectes, Courtesy of Bach Arquitectes
Courtesy of Bach Arquitectes
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tiana, Catalonia, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Jaume Bach, Eugeni Bach
  • Project Area

    342.93 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photography

    Courtesy of Bach Arquitectes

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Wastewater pumping station / MooMAA

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
Wastewater pumping station / MooMAA, © André Cavalheiro
© André Cavalheiro
  • Arquitetos

  • Localização

    Avenida Diário de Notícias, 760
  • Project Architects

    Moacyr Moojen Marques e Sergio Moacir Marques
  • Project Team

    Arq. Bárbara Mello, Arq. Betina Cornetet e Arq. Valentina M. Marques
  • Engineering

    Magna Engenharia
  • Structures

    Teísa Estruturas, Simon Engenharia, Módulo Engenharia
  • Electrical

    Eng. Luiz Piazza
  • Sanitary System

    Arq. Léo Cargnin
  • Project Area

    1150.0 m2
  • Ano do projeto

    2011
  • Fotografias

    André Cavalheiro

© André Cavalheiro © André Cavalheiro © André Cavalheiro © André Cavalheiro +25

From the architect. An urbanism project, usually with poor visibility and maximum importance, the channeling and wastewater treatment system of the Integrated Socio-Environmental Program – PISA, of the Municipality of Porto Alegre – PMPA, running for more than 30 years, with wastewater treatment actions in the Guaiba estuary basin, with the participation of 40% of the territory of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in addition to the obvious environmental and health benefits, returns the accessibility to the river in the capital in the short-term, with an expressive social impact.

Fenn Young Designers Awards 2013

00:00 - 13 August, 2013
Fenn Young Designers Awards 2013, Courtesy of Fenn Designers
Courtesy of Fenn Designers

Established by Fenn Designers in 2008, and open to all young creative minds from all parts of the world from the ages of 18-33, their annual Fenn Young Designers Awards celebrates excellence in creativity and innovation in the world of design. With this year's focus on 'a new learning environment,' entries can be made across a very broad spectrum of project types. Buildings, interiors, landscaping, refurbishment, urban projects, fine art, furniture and product designs are all eligible. This year's main challenge is: How can the “library” be re-imagined and re-engineered to provide such an environment for the Millennials? This comes at a time where advances in technology are changing our lives dramatically. The registration deadline has been extended to September 6, and submissions are due November 6. For more information, please visit here.

I Wept But About What I Cannot Say: Martin Filler's Moving Tribute to Michael Arad's 9/11 Memorial

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
North Pool looking Southeast. Image © Joe Woolhead
North Pool looking Southeast. Image © Joe Woolhead

Beginning with Charles McKim, William Mead, and Stamford White and concluding with Michael Arad, Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II examines the people behind the work at the forefront of 20th and early 21st century architecture. Critic Martin Filler masterfully integrates each person’s unique biography and distinctive character into the architectural discussion. Here is his revealing profile of Michael Arad, the young architect whose design for the National September 11 Memorial at Ground Zero brought him into the national spotlight. It was originally published on Metropolis Mag's Point of View Blog.

I wept but about what precisely I cannot say. When I first visited Michael Arad’s newly completed National September 11 Memorial of 2003–2011 at Ground Zero, which was dedicated on the tenth anniversary of the disaster—the ubiquitous maudlin press coverage of which I had done everything possible to ignore—it impressed me at once as a sobering, disturbing, heartbreaking, and overwhelming masterpiece. Arad’s inexorably powerful, enigmatically abstract pair of abyss-like pools, which demarcate the foundations of the lost Twin Towers, came as an immense surprise to those of us who doubted that the chaotic and desultory reconstruction of the World Trade Center site could yield anything of lasting value.

Yet against all odds and despite tremendous opposition from all quarters, the design by the Israeli-American Arad—an obscure thirty-four-year-old architect working for a New York City municipal agency when his starkly Minimalist proposal, Reflecting Absence, was chosen as the winner from among the 5,201 entries to the Ground Zero competition—became the most powerful example of commemorative architecture since Maya Lin’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial of 1981–1982 in Washington, D.C.

Lintong Zhiyang Cultural Park / Lacime Architectural Design

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
Lintong Zhiyang Cultural Park / Lacime Architectural Design, © Yao Li
© Yao Li
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lintong, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
  • Design Team

    Song Zhaoqing, Zhao Jingxin
  • Collaborators

    Chen Yan, Liu Xiaoli
  • Client

    Lingtong Committee
  • Area

    45107.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li +47

Świdnicka Underground Crossing Winning Proposal / Major Architekci

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
Świdnicka Underground Crossing Winning Proposal / Major Architekci, Courtesy of Major Architekci
Courtesy of Major Architekci

In October 2012, Major Architekci won a competition to reconstruct a crossing in Wroclaw, Poland. It is scheduled to be finished in 2016, when Wroclaw will be the European Capital of Culture. More images and a description from the architects after the break.

Details Unveiled for Elon Musk's California, Solar-Powered "Hyperloop"

00:00 - 13 August, 2013
Details Unveiled for Elon Musk's California, Solar-Powered "Hyperloop", Courtesy of Elon Musk
Courtesy of Elon Musk

Imagine driving your car into a sizable aluminum pod and being shot 800 miles per hour through an elevated, shotgun-like barrel to arrive at a city 400 miles away within 30 minutes. According to Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla Motors, Californians will be doing this within the next decade. 

Five Teams Selected to Envision Future Development for London Thames

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
Five Teams Selected to Envision Future Development for London Thames, © Flickr User erg0
© Flickr User erg0

The Architecture Foundation, in collaboration with Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and the Royal Academy of Arts, has shortlisted five multidisciplinary, architect-led teams to envision future development along the Tidal Thames in London. The competition, dubbed London As It Could Be Now: New Visions for the Thames, will challenged the teams to put forward new ideas for self-selected sites along the river that are relevant to changing social, economic, cultural and environmental conditions and concerns. 

The shortlisted teams are: 

63 Dwellings in Arkayate / Patxi Cortazar

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
63 Dwellings in Arkayate / Patxi Cortazar, © César San Millán
© César San Millán
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vitoria, Álava, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Patxi Cortazar y José Manuel Simón
  • Technical Architects

    José Ramón Hurtado, Juan José Urcelay Juan Ramón Mazquiarán y Javier Guerrico
  • Client

    ZADURE S.A.
  • Construction

    Nasipa S.L.
  • Project Area

    12192.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

    César San Millán

© César San Millán © César San Millán © César San Millán © César San Millán +24

'The Poetics of Boxes', an exhibition on the work of Mathias Klotz

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
'The Poetics of Boxes', an exhibition on the work of Mathias Klotz, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

With the exhibition "The Poetics of Boxes" Aedes presents the first monographic show in Europe of the work of Mathias Klotz from Santiago de Chile, currently one of Chile’s most successful international architects.

Klotz’s works are characterised by their structural clarity. The distinct volumes and lines of his buildings correspond with perfect conceptual rigour to the landscape. In the exhibition this cosmopolitan from the Pacific presents his approaches and working methods. Alongside his work as an architect for over thirty years, Mathias Klotz is also active as filmmaker and photographer. So in a certain way his buildings can be understood as constructed screenplays. They tell the stories of the inhabitants and the surroundings. Klotz's stylistic devices are framed views, light and shadow, as well as a reduced palette of materials consisting mostly of timber and exposed concrete. Views into and out of the buildings provide a strong connection with the setting. The relationship between inside and outside is a very central theme in Klotz’s oeuvre.

Speaking at the opening, on September 13, will be Pritzker Prize jury member, Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Cristóbal Molina Baeza, Commissioner National Council for Culture and the Arts, Miquel Adriá, Director Arquine, and Mathias Klotz.

More information and images after the break.

ST JEAN / Leibar-Seigneurin

00:00 - 13 August, 2013
ST JEAN / Leibar-Seigneurin, © Patrick Miara
© Patrick Miara

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Stacked House / NatureHumaine

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
Stacked House / NatureHumaine, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

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Video: David Gianotten

00:00 - 13 August, 2013

David Gianotten, the director of OMA Asia, designs highly modern buildings across the continent but is still drawn to traditional temples for inspiration. Enjoy this great video he did with Crane.tv.