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3XN Designs “DreamCenter” Entertainment Hub for Shanghai

01:00 - 26 March, 2014
3XN Designs “DreamCenter” Entertainment Hub for Shanghai, © 3XN Architects
© 3XN Architects

Danish practice 3XN Architects will begin construction this year on an IMAX theater, retail and creative office complex for the massive DreamCenter entertainment district on Shanghai’s West Bund. Stressing the importance of the “red carpet” experience, 3XN will incorporate a “Shanghai version of the Spanish steps” which will be used for film premieres, festivals and other cultural events.

VIDEO: Charlie Rose Interviews Tom Pritzker and Shigeru Ban

00:00 - 26 March, 2014

Charlie Rose sits down with Tom Pritzker and 2014 Pritzker laureate Shigeru Ban to discuss the importance of architecture, the purpose of the Prize and the significance of Ban’s selection. The discussion starts at 40:00, following coverage on the Malaysian Airline’s tragedy.

VIDEO: I LIKE Multicolor

00:00 - 26 March, 2014

AD Classics: Weissenhof-Siedlung Houses 14 and 15 / Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret

01:00 - 26 March, 2014
AD Classics: Weissenhof-Siedlung Houses 14 and 15 / Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, © Hassan Bagheri / hbarchitectural.com
© Hassan Bagheri / hbarchitectural.com

The two-family structure known as Houses 14 and 15, designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret in 1927, is one of the earliest built manifestations of the Five Points of a New Architecture.  Located on the outskirts of Stuttgart, the attached dwellings were part of the Weissenhof-Siedlung (Weissenhof Estate), an experimental housing development and exposition of Modern architecture.  A progressive precedent for the emerging International Style, Le Corbusier's work in Stuttgart serves as a critical prototype in the development and realization of the Swiss architect’s architectural identity, which would revolutionize 20th century architecture.

© Hassan Bagheri / hbarchitectural.com © Hassan Bagheri / hbarchitectural.com © Hassan Bagheri / hbarchitectural.com © Hassan Bagheri / hbarchitectural.com +18

CHRONOMANIFESTES

00:00 - 26 March, 2014
CHRONOMANIFESTES

The ‘Chronomanifestes’ exhibition by Bernard Tschumi, first presented at Les Abattoirs in Toulouse, will be re-exhibited again in 2014 at the Turbulences – Frac Centre. The radical period of architecture (Superstudio, Archizoom in Italy, Archigram in the United Kingdom to take just two examples) indeed proves itself extraordinarily rich in concepts and critical manifestos that challenge the discipline of architecture to form hybrids with artistic production and to advocate a political position.

Zhongxun Times / 10 Design

01:00 - 26 March, 2014
Zhongxun Times / 10 Design, Courtesy of 10 Design
Courtesy of 10 Design

Courtesy of 10 Design Courtesy of 10 Design Courtesy of 10 Design Courtesy of 10 Design +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chongqing, China
  • Design Team

    Gordon Affleck, Brian Fok, Lukasz Wawrzenczyk, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter, Nick Chan, Rita Pang, Ryan Leong, Dan Narita, Jon Martin
  • Area

    130000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of 10 Design

Parallelepiped Rectangle House / Devyni Architektai

01:00 - 26 March, 2014
Parallelepiped Rectangle House / Devyni Architektai, © Arunas Skrolis
© Arunas Skrolis

© Arunas Skrolis © Arunas Skrolis © Arunas Skrolis © Arunas Skrolis +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Architect in Charge

    Jurgita Liubartaite, Arunas Skrolis
  • Area

    360.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

The Cave / Eto Kenta Atelier Architects

01:00 - 26 March, 2014
The Cave / Eto Kenta Atelier Architects, © Noriyuki Yano
© Noriyuki Yano

© Noriyuki Yano © Noriyuki Yano © Noriyuki Yano © Noriyuki Yano +26

Savioz House / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

01:00 - 26 March, 2014
Savioz House / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes, © Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher +22

Vanke Orange City Sales Center / Sunlay Design Group

01:00 - 26 March, 2014
© Shu He
© Shu He
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Zhang Hua
  • Design Team

    Fan Li, Tan Qingjun, Sun Rui, Zhang Yong
  • Area

    5100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Shu He © Shu He © Shu He © Shu He +26

MVRDV Begins Work on Cheung Fai Conversion in Hong Kong

01:00 - 26 March, 2014
MVRDV Begins Work on Cheung Fai Conversion in Hong Kong, © MVRDV
© MVRDV

MVRDV has begun construction on an adaptive reuse project that will transform a former warehouse in Hong Kong’s newly designated business area of East Kowloon - the Kwun Tong district - into a “luxurious loft style working environment” for creative companies. The 14-story structure will be stripped down to its raw concrete bones and reconstructed with glass and stainless steel to provide up to 37 naturally lit, affordable office units.

Stavanger Concert Hall / Ratio Arkitekter AS

01:00 - 26 March, 2014
© Jiri Havran
© Jiri Havran

© Jiri Havran © Stavanger Aftenblad    © Stavanger Aftenblad    © Jiri Havran +24

Lecture: Antón García-Abril & Débora Mesa in Shanghai

00:00 - 26 March, 2014
Lecture: Antón García-Abril & Débora Mesa in Shanghai

As part of the CA Group’s lecture series, “Architour,” principal of Ensamble Studio, Antón García-Abril & Débora Mesa, will give a lecture at 15:30 on March 29th at Tongji Architectual Design (Group) Co.,Ltd.(TJAD) auditorium in Shanghai. For 2013 through 2015, “Architour” has as its theme “New Force of Architecture – Leading Young Architects”: each year, the CA Group will select nine young, global leaders in architecture (four from Asia and five from the West) to lecture on topics that cross typologies and disciplines, from architectural design, urban planning to interior design. Sou Fujimoto, Hirata Akihisa, Christian Kerez and Thomas Heatherwick were the series’ first speakers.

Allianz Headquarters / Wiel Arets Architects

01:00 - 26 March, 2014
© Jan Bitter
© Jan Bitter
  • Architects

  • Location

    Richtistrasse 1, 8304 Wallisellen, Switzerland
  • Design Team

    Wiel Arets, Felix Thies, Maik Ilmer
  • Area

    72000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter +49

AISJ Aquatic Center / Flansburgh Architects

01:00 - 26 March, 2014
AISJ Aquatic Center / Flansburgh Architects, © Stephen O'Raw
© Stephen O'Raw

© Stephen O'Raw © Stephen O'Raw © Stephen O'Raw © Stephen O'Raw +16

Fire Station Doetinchem / Bekkering Adams architects

01:00 - 26 March, 2014
Fire Station Doetinchem  / Bekkering Adams architects, © Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stokhorstweg 1, 7006 GA Doetinchem, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Monica Adams, Juliette Bekkering, Perry Klootwijk, Esther Vlasveld, Frank Venhorst, Zuzana Kuldova, Pia Fischer, Stefania Masuino, Gerard Heerink, Magda Strak
  • Area

    3600.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Lines Drawn: UK Architecture Students Network Discuss the Future of Architectural Education

01:00 - 26 March, 2014
Lines Drawn: UK Architecture Students Network Discuss the Future of Architectural Education, Delegates discussing. Image © Vinesh Pomal / Zlatina Spasova
Delegates discussing. Image © Vinesh Pomal / Zlatina Spasova

Lines Drawn, the latest gathering of student delegates by the Architecture Students Network (ASN), recently met at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) to discuss the future of architectural education. Seventy RIBA Part 1, 2 and 3 students (including those on their placement years) from across twenty two schools of architecture gathered together to address and unify their voice in calling for improvements to the current pedagogy of UK’s architectural education to reflect a changing society.

The weekend conference provoked questions surrounding the merits and pitfalls of the Part 1, 2 and 3 British route to qualification, raising aspirations of a more flexible education system. Sparked by the latest directive from the European Union (EU), which seeks to "establish more uniformity across Europe by aligning the time it takes to qualify" and by making mutual recognition of the architect's title easier between countries, the discussions centred around how architecture students' opinions can be harnessed at this critical moment of change to have voices heard.

Continue reading for ArchDaily's exclusive pre-coverage of the ASN's report.

Zaha Hadid to Present BBC Documentary on Kazimir Malevich

00:00 - 26 March, 2014
Zaha Hadid to Present BBC Documentary on Kazimir Malevich, Malevich’s Tektonik. Image Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Malevich’s Tektonik. Image Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

The BBC’s Tony Hall has announced that Zaha Hadid will be presenting a 60-minute Secret Knowledge film based on Kazimir Malevich. The Russian painter and theoretician, who founded the Suprematist movement, inspired Hadid’s AA graduation thesis which transformed Malevich’s 1923 Arkitekton model into a 14-story hotel that stretched across London’s Hungerford Bridge. Hadid will be one of many influential art leaders enlisted to participate in the program, which intends to place the arts on “center-stage.”