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Cellebroedersstraat / a2o architecten

01:00 - 15 July, 2013
Cellebroedersstraat / a2o architecten, © Niels Donkers
© Niels Donkers
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cellebroedersstraat, Hasselt, Belgium
  • Founder

    Haumont nv
  • Contractor

    Deholi nv , Centrum-Zuid 2607, 3530 Houthalen
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Niels Donkers © Niels Donkers © Niels Donkers © Niels Donkers +13

Yujin’s Jip-Soori / Moohoi Architecture Studio

01:00 - 15 July, 2013
Yujin’s Jip-Soori / Moohoi Architecture Studio, © Kim Jae-Kwan
© Kim Jae-Kwan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Kim Jae-Kwan
  • Construction

    Kim Jae-Kwan. Lee GI-Joo, Kim Tae-Hwan
  • Area

    127.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Kim Jae-Kwan, Courtesy of Moohoi Architecture

© Kim Jae-Kwan © Kim Jae-Kwan © Kim Jae-Kwan © Kim Jae-Kwan +29

Hotel Bergresort Werfenweng / ArchitekturConsult

01:00 - 15 July, 2013
Hotel Bergresort Werfenweng / ArchitekturConsult, © Helmut Lackner
© Helmut Lackner
  • Architects

  • Location

    Werfenweng, Austria
  • Project Manager

    Herwig Zöhrer and Manfred Schuster
  • Design Team

    Diethard Susnik, Hans Kaponig, Sue Weigelt, Ingrid Brigant, Annemarie Scheidl, Martina Kletzenbauer, Eva Gugerbauer, Alexandra Nahrgang
  • Area

    6185.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Helmut Lackner © Helmut Lackner © Helmut Lackner © Helmut Lackner +23

Mies' IBM Building Gets Lavish Refurbishment

00:00 - 15 July, 2013
Mies' IBM Building Gets Lavish Refurbishment, © Jeffery Howe
© Jeffery Howe

Mies van der Rohe's last constructed skyscraper, the IBM building in Chicago, recently underwent a significant transformation: the modernist office building is now a 316-room luxury hotel. An interesting post on the ArchitectureChicago Plus blog weighs in on the building's history and ponders: will Mies' minimalist aesthetic be compromised by its new lavish furnishings? Read it all here. 

Mayor of London Suggests Three Potential Sites for Major Airport

00:00 - 15 July, 2013
Mayor of London Suggests Three Potential Sites for Major Airport, Foster + Partners' Proposal for Thames Hub
Foster + Partners' Proposal for Thames Hub

Identifying connectivity as the key to prosperity within the 21st century, London Mayor Boris Johnson acknowledged the wider economic and regeneration potential of a new hub airport at a City Hall meeting today. 

In his speech, Johnson recommended three optimal locations for the new airport: the Isle of Grain in north Kent; Stansted; or on an artificial island in the middle of the Thames estuary. These three suggestions come as a result of a year-long, independently peer-reviewed investigation by the Transport for London, which confirmed the inability of London’s current major airport, Heathrow, to meet demands by expanding.

More on London’s future hub airport after the break...

Crux Pavilion / Pezo von Ellrichshausen

01:00 - 15 July, 2013
Crux Pavilion / Pezo von Ellrichshausen, © Diana Quintela
© Diana Quintela
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Mauricio Pezo, Sofia von Ellrichshausen
  • Collaborators

    Joao Quintela, Tim Simon, Peter Weeber
  • Builder

    Kairos
  • Structural consultant

    Luis Mendieta
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Diana Quintela © Diana Quintela © Diana Quintela © Diana Quintela +20

Ascó Visitor Center / [ARQUITECTURIA] Josep Camps + Olga Felip

01:00 - 15 July, 2013
© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute
  • Architects

      Josep Camps + Olga Felip
  • Location

    43791 Ascó, Tarragona, Spain
  • Photography

    Pedro Pegenaute, Unknown photographer

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Unknown photographer +18

Economic&Masters Building UNAV / Juan M. Otxotorena

01:00 - 15 July, 2013
© Jose Manuel Cutillas
© Jose Manuel Cutillas

© Jose Manuel Cutillas © Jose Manuel Cutillas © Ruben Perez Bescos © Jose Manuel Cutillas +26

Residence in Larissa / Potiropoulos D+L Architects

01:00 - 15 July, 2013
© Charalambos Loizides
© Charalambos Loizides

© Charalambos Loizides © Charalambos Loizides © Charalambos Loizides © Charalambos Loizides +28

Lotte Amoje, Food Capital / Karim Rashid

01:00 - 15 July, 2013
Lotte Amoje, Food Capital / Karim Rashid, © Lee Gyeon Bae
© Lee Gyeon Bae
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Design Team

    Juliette Hyunju Lee, Alex Loyer Hughes, Kamala Hutauruk, Mike Gibson, Mana Mohammadkhani
  • General Contactor

    Kingsmen Korea
  • Area

    900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Lee Gyeon Bae © Lee Gyeon Bae © Lee Gyeon Bae © Lee Gyeon Bae +13

Light Matters: Can Light "Cheat" In Simulations?

00:00 - 15 July, 2013
Light Matters: Can Light "Cheat" In Simulations? , Oslo Central Station. Architecture: Space Group, www.spacegroup.no. Credit: Luxigon, www.luxigon.com.
Oslo Central Station. Architecture: Space Group, www.spacegroup.no. Credit: Luxigon, www.luxigon.com.

In recent years the use of CAD and simulation programs has resulted in a new understanding of light in architecture. The drawing board and its lamp have given way to the self-illuminating monitor. The result is that concepts in architecture are now made of light from the very first mouse click.  In the visualisation process, luminous space now predominates.  

However, this begs the question: has the luminous impression (part and parcel of the perfect, rendered setting) become more important than the engineering or architectural concept itself? With the improved interplay of shades, contrast, and brilliance, can lighting actually obscure the point of a realistic simulation?

More Light Matters, after the break…

RHYTHM and Plum Tree / Keisuke Kawaguchi + K2-Design

01:00 - 15 July, 2013
© Koji Fujii
© Koji Fujii

© Koji Fujii © Koji Fujii © Koji Fujii © Koji Fujii +26

Sonoma Residence / Cooper Joseph Studio

01:00 - 15 July, 2013
Sonoma Residence / Cooper Joseph Studio, © Elliott Kaufman
© Elliott Kaufman
  • Architects

  • Location

    Geyserville, CA, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Wendy Evans Joseph, Chris Cooper
  • Design Team

    Chris Good, Read Langworthy
  • Area

    2849.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Elliott Kaufman, Courtesy of Cooper Joseph Studio

© Elliott Kaufman © Elliott Kaufman © Elliott Kaufman © Elliott Kaufman +16

Van Buchem House / Siebold Nijenhuis Architect

01:00 - 15 July, 2013
Van Buchem House / Siebold Nijenhuis Architect, © Menno Emmink
© Menno Emmink

© Menno Emmink © Menno Emmink © Menno Emmink © Menno Emmink +14

Zaha Hadid Unveils New York Apartment Block Alongside High Line

01:00 - 15 July, 2013
Zaha Hadid Unveils New York Apartment Block Alongside High Line, Courtesy of Related Companies
Courtesy of Related Companies

Zaha Hadid has unveiled her first New York City commission: an 11-story, luxury apartment block planned alongside the second section of the High Line in Chelsea at 520 West 28th Street. 

Spearheaded by New York developer Related Companies, the “sculpted” glass and steel residential development hopes to lure buyers with its expansive, double-height entrance lobby, communal garden, generous terraces, private courtyards, and, of course, exclusive views of New York’s most beloved attraction: the High Line. 

AD Classics: The Einstein Tower / Erich Mendelsohn

01:00 - 14 July, 2013
AD Classics: The Einstein Tower / Erich Mendelsohn, © Gili Merin
© Gili Merin

The Einstein Tower, designed by the German architect Erich Mendelsohn, is one of the best-known examples of German expressionist architecture. Designed as an amorphic structure of reinforced concrete, Mendelsohn wanted the tower to represent as well as facilitate the study of  Einstein’s radical theory of relativity – a groundbreaking theorem of motion, light and space.

More on this expressionist monument after the break...

Photo by R. Arlt via via www.aip.de Photo by R. Arlt via via www.aip.de via www.aip.de © Gili Merin +21

TED: Why We Should Build Wooden Skyscrapers / Michael Green

00:00 - 14 July, 2013

Building a skyscraper? Forget about steel and concrete, architect Michael Green says build it out of wood. As he details in this intriguing talk, it's not only possible to build safe wooden structures up to 30 stories tall (and, he hopes, higher), it's necessary.

Social Housing in Valleca´s Eco-boulevard / Olalquiaga Arquitectos

01:00 - 14 July, 2013
Social Housing in Valleca´s Eco-boulevard / Olalquiaga Arquitectos, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bulevar de la Naturaleza, 10D, 28031 Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Rafael Olalquiaga Soriano, Pablo Olalquiaga Bescós, Alfonso Olalquiaga Bescós
  • Design Team

    Javier Morales Luchena, Jesús Resino, Luis Cristóbal
  • Civil Engineer

    Luis Casas
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +30