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Architects Compete to Design Goldsmiths' New Art Gallery

01:00 - 29 May, 2014
Architects Compete to Design Goldsmiths' New Art Gallery, Laurie Grove Baths. Image © Dr. Neil Clifton via Creative Commons
Laurie Grove Baths. Image © Dr. Neil Clifton via Creative Commons

Harry Gugger Studio and 6a Architects are among six practices shortlisted in a competition to design a new art gallery at Goldsmiths University in London. Selected from 80 submissions, the final teams, which also include Assemble, Dow Jones Architects, HAT Projects and Jamie Fobert Architects, will now have six weeks to submit designs. Once complete, the 400 square meter gallery will be a "significant showcase for contemporary art" that serves a combination of curated exhibitions, residencies and research projects. It will be built behind the Laurie Grove Baths, a Grade II listed 19th-century municipal bath that is currently used as fine art studios. 

Biblioteca Angel Gonzalez / Carlos de Riaño Lozano

01:00 - 29 May, 2014
Biblioteca Angel Gonzalez / Carlos de Riaño Lozano, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +28

Shugoin / Love Architecture

01:00 - 29 May, 2014
Shugoin / Love Architecture, © Katsuhisa Kida
© Katsuhisa Kida

© Katsuhisa Kida © Katsuhisa Kida © Katsuhisa Kida © Katsuhisa Kida +20

IGC Tremp / Oikosvia Arqutiectura

01:00 - 29 May, 2014
IGC Tremp / Oikosvia Arqutiectura, Courtesy of Oikosvia Arquitectura
Courtesy of Oikosvia Arquitectura

Courtesy of Oikosvia Arquitectura Courtesy of Oikosvia Arquitectura Courtesy of Oikosvia Arquitectura Courtesy of Oikosvia Arquitectura +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Passeig Pompeu Fabra, 19, 25620 Tremp, Lleida, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Manuel Ortiz Alba, Jorge Urbano Salido, Javier Peña Arribas, Marc Edo Cruces, Albert Altisent Tirbió
  • Area

    1234.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012

Boulevard Las Brujas / Mas Fernandez Arquitectos

01:00 - 29 May, 2014
Boulevard Las Brujas / Mas Fernandez Arquitectos, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    La Reina, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architects in Charge

    Cristóbal Fernández, Andrés Mas, Patricio Pinto, Antonio Mundi
  • Area

    5001.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

San Mauro Torinese Cemetery Extension / Raimondo Guidacci

01:00 - 29 May, 2014
San Mauro Torinese Cemetery Extension / Raimondo Guidacci, © Beppe Giardino
© Beppe Giardino

© Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino +29

Norman Foster Reasserts Belief in Thames Estuary Airport

00:00 - 28 May, 2014
Norman Foster Reasserts Belief in Thames Estuary Airport, © Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

In response to the UK Airports Commission's call for evidence, Foster + Partners has released a detailed feasibility study supporting their plans for a new airport on the Isle of Grain in the Thames Estuary. Their plan proposes a four-runway airport built on a 35 square kilometre platform constructed partially in the mouth of the Thames. The scheme is popularly called "Boris Island" thanks to its most prominent supporter, Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

Norman Foster said "Since the Airports Commission submission a year ago, the need for increased airport capacity has become even more urgent. It is time to get serious about the issue of airport capacity. Britain needs an effective long-term solution, not the usual short-term fix that is Heathrow’s proposed third runway. London today needs to follow in the footsteps of its nineteenth-century forebears and invest boldly in infrastructure. Only long-term thinking will properly serve the demands of our future generations."

Read on for a breakdown of the information contained in the report

Hawkins\Brown Reveal Plans for Bartlett School Revamp

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Hawkins\Brown Reveal Plans for Bartlett School Revamp, Courtesy of The Bartlett School of Architecture
Courtesy of The Bartlett School of Architecture

Hawkins\Brown have revealed plans for a £30 million revamp of Wates House in London, home to the Bartlett School of Architecture. The alterations will retain the structure of the 1970s building, opening up the facade to reveal the building's internal activities to the street, as well as adding a new entrance and converting some of the ground floor into an exhibition space. The project strikes a balance between the requirements of working within one of London's conservation areas, and retrofitting an outdated 1970s building to meet the needs of a constantly changing program.

Read on after the break for more project images and info

Courtesy of The Bartlett School of Architecture Courtesy of The Bartlett School of Architecture Courtesy of The Bartlett School of Architecture Entrance Elevation. Image Courtesy of The Bartlett School of Architecture +14

Zaha Hadid and SOM Among 5 Competing to Design Scandinavia’s Tallest Tower

00:00 - 28 May, 2014
Proposal #1: “Ursa” (214 meters). Image Courtesy of Serneke
Proposal #1: “Ursa” (214 meters). Image Courtesy of Serneke

Zaha Hadid Architects, SOM, Ian Simpson Architects, Manuelle Gautrand Architects, and Wingårdhs Arkitektkontor are all competing to design what will be the tallest tower in Scandinavia. Submitted anonymously, the five shortlisted proposals have just been unveiled by Serneke, who has envisioned the skyscraper as an integral piece to a larger 32,000 square meter mixed-use masterplan in Gothenburg that has been in the making for more than ten years. 

Check out each shortlisted design, after the break...

Ki Se Tsu Hair Salon / iks design

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
© Keisuke Nakagami
© Keisuke Nakagami

© Keisuke Nakagami © Keisuke Nakagami © Keisuke Nakagami © Keisuke Nakagami +15

DM2 Housing / OODA

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
DM2 Housing / OODA, © Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

© Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado +123

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua D. Manuel II, 4050 Porto, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Diogo Brito, Rodrigo Vilas-Boas, Francisco Lencastre, Francisca Santos, Lourenço Menezes Rodrigues
  • Area

    1100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Doninpark / LOVE architecture and urbanism

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Doninpark / LOVE architecture and urbanism, © Jasmin Schuller
© Jasmin Schuller

© Jasmin Schuller © Jasmin Schuller © Jasmin Schuller © Jasmin Schuller +20

Costanera Lyon 2 / Eugenio Simonetti + Renato Stewart

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Costanera Lyon 2 / Eugenio Simonetti + Renato Stewart, © Pablo Casals-Aguirre
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre +21

BIG and Kilo Redesign Gropius' Tableware Set

00:00 - 28 May, 2014
BIG and Kilo Redesign Gropius' Tableware Set , © BIG
© BIG

TAC tableware – designed in the 1960s by Walter Gropius and influenced by the Bauhaus style – has been given new life by BIG and the industrial design studio Kilo. The new tableware set features the heritage blue skylines of twelve cities, including Copenhagen, London, and New York. To check out the full set and spot the likes of Big Ben and the Statue of Liberty, head to the manufacturer's website by clicking here.

Brick Transformed: The 2014 Wienerberger Brick Award Winners

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Brick Transformed: The 2014 Wienerberger Brick Award Winners, All of the 2014 Wienerberger Brick Award Winners use the material in innovative, imaginative and beautiful ways. Image © Marko Huttunen
All of the 2014 Wienerberger Brick Award Winners use the material in innovative, imaginative and beautiful ways. Image © Marko Huttunen

The following news is presented by ArchDaily Materials, our new US product catalog.

The 2014 Wienerberger Brick Award Winners exemplify brick's potential in contemporary architecture, transforming the common brick into something spectacular. This year's jury featured 2012 Pritzer winner Wang Shu, who commented on the "spatial and secret" feeling of the Grand Prize Winning Kantana Film and Animation Institute. See all seven winners after the break.

© Pirak Anurakyawachon © Damir Fabijanic © Marko Huttunen © Fernando Alda  +43

Lecture / Four Urban Models in China's Accelerated Urbanization: Local Public Space Implications

00:00 - 28 May, 2014
Lecture / Four Urban Models in China's Accelerated Urbanization: Local Public Space Implications

China's accelerated urbanization juxtaposes many local and global urban models in the contemporary urban space of the mega-city/metacity region. Since 1945 the global and local discourse on urban design and development has been dominated by four conceptual models. These four models, the metropolis, the megalopolis, the fragmented metropolis and the megacity/metacity have appeared in Asia with local characteristics and with special, hybrid characteristics. China's rapid urbanization has been based on an equally rapid industrialization that has telescoped the historical development pattern of western nations into 60 years. 

Venice Biennale 2014: Minsuk Cho to Present "Crow's Eye View" of Divided Korea

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Kim Il-sung Square, Pyongyang, 2010 © Philipp Meuser
Kim Il-sung Square, Pyongyang, 2010 © Philipp Meuser

Minsuk Cho of MASS Studies, commissioner and curator of the Korean Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, has announced that he will be responding to director Rem Koolhaas’ theme Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014 with an exhibition focused on the architecture of divided Korea. With the exhibition Crow’s Eye View: The Korean Peninsula, Cho will present the architecture of North and South Korea as “an agent - a mechanism for generating alternative narratives that are capable of perceiving both the everyday and the monumental in new ways.”

The full curatorial statement, after the break...

Richard Meier Remembers Friend, Design Icon Massimo Vignelli

00:00 - 28 May, 2014

This past Tuesday, design icon Massimo Vignelli passed away at the age of 83. To commemorate his memory, we're re-publishing a fantastic video from NOWNESS  in which Vignelli and Richard Meier discuss their fruitful collaborations and their long friendship. Learn more about the pair's collaborations and read Meier's full, touching statement on his late friend and neighbor, Massimo Vignelli, after the break...