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Two TwentyTwo / Chris Briffa Architects

01:00 - 26 May, 2014
Two TwentyTwo / Chris Briffa Architects, © David Pisani
© David Pisani

© David Pisani © David Pisani © David Pisani © David Pisani +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Valletta, Malta
  • Architect in Charge

    Chris Briffa, Jennifer Barth, Darren Cortis, Lawrence Briffa
  • Area

    150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

Sorel Residence / NatureHumaine

01:00 - 26 May, 2014
Sorel Residence  /  NatureHumaine, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +18

Zurita Box / Darkitectura

01:00 - 26 May, 2014
Zurita Box / Darkitectura, © Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani

© Yoshihiro Koitani © Yoshihiro Koitani © Yoshihiro Koitani © Yoshihiro Koitani +30

Bridging the Divide: chadbourne + doss’ Scheme “Stitches” Portland Communities with Rec Center Overpasses

00:00 - 25 May, 2014
© chadbourne + doss
© chadbourne + doss

We’ve all traveled along an interstate overpass. In most cases they are constructed of bleak concrete, tattooed in graffiti, and built with the sole purpose of getting you across lanes of heavy traffic as quickly as possible. They are a bridge at the bare minimum, but what if they provide something more for the communities they connect? 

In a recent ideas competition, AIA Portland called for creative proposals that would best bridge local neighborhoods divided by Interstate 405. The winning entry, “Five Bridges” by chadbourne + doss, posits that the best way to do this is with inhabitable overpasses.

Ulus Savoy Residences / Emre Arolat Architects

01:00 - 25 May, 2014
Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects + Ertuğrul Morçöl + Selahattin Tüysüz
Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects + Ertuğrul Morçöl + Selahattin Tüysüz
  • Architects

  • Location

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Architect in Charge

    Gonca Paşolar, Kerem Piker, Deniz Kösemen, Zeki Samer, Serdar Sipahioğlu
  • Design Team

    Gülseren Gerede Tecim, Zeynep Yapar, Nesime Önel, Sezer Bahtiyar, Olcay Özten, Volkan Yağ, Özge Çağlayan, Hale Ikizler, Merve Yüksel, Süleyman Yıldız, Başak Tekin, Nida Pelin Üye, Sevim Uyan, Elif Ekim,Ertuğrul Morçöl, Selahattin Tüysüz
  • Project Year

    2013

Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects + Ertuğrul Morçöl + Selahattin Tüysüz Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects + Ertuğrul Morçöl + Selahattin Tüysüz Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects + Ertuğrul Morçöl + Selahattin Tüysüz Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects + Ertuğrul Morçöl + Selahattin Tüysüz +33

Unified Architectural Theory: Chapter 4

00:00 - 25 May, 2014
Unified Architectural Theory: Chapter 4, Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye manifests his "rules" for architecture: “Lift the building from sitting with its basement in the earth, to being suspended on posts (pilotis). Only curtain-wall construction is allowed. Roofs have to be flat. Windows can only be horizontal and will extend from one load-bearing pillar to another, which makes them very wide (narrow and long)". Image © Flavio Bragaia
Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye manifests his "rules" for architecture: “Lift the building from sitting with its basement in the earth, to being suspended on posts (pilotis). Only curtain-wall construction is allowed. Roofs have to be flat. Windows can only be horizontal and will extend from one load-bearing pillar to another, which makes them very wide (narrow and long)". Image © Flavio Bragaia

We will be publishing Nikos Salingaros’ book, Unified Architectural Theory, in a series of installments, making it digitally, freely available for students and architects around the world. The following chapter discusses the complexity of form languages and describes how to use the form language checklist to measure these complexities. If you missed them, make sure to read the introductionChapter OneChapters 2A and Chapter 2B, and Chapter 3 first.

There exists a volume of writings by architects in the early 20th century, and we can look through them for the form languages of Modernism. Unfortunately, the useful material turns out to be very little, most of it describing not a form language but rather marketing and declarations of a political nature. Moreover, those pieces of very personal form languages are presented as normative theories: a prescription of what to do and what not to do, with the weight of universal ethics, even though they are based solely on opinion, not empirical observations or systematic study. 

Here are some practical lists of rules I have found by Naum Gabo and Antoine Pevsner, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Le Corbusier.

The Victor Gelez Community Centre / Dumont Legrand Architects

01:00 - 25 May, 2014
The Victor Gelez Community Centre  / Dumont Legrand Architects, © Thomas Lannes
© Thomas Lannes

© Thomas Lannes © Thomas Lannes © Thomas Lannes © Thomas Lannes +20

ABC Cooking Studio / Prism Design

01:00 - 25 May, 2014
ABC Cooking Studio / Prism Design, © Studio W – Wataru Ishida
© Studio W – Wataru Ishida

© Studio W – Wataru Ishida © Studio W – Wataru Ishida © Studio W – Wataru Ishida © Studio W – Wataru Ishida +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Huangpu, Shanghai, China
  • Architects in Charge

    Tomohiro Katsuki, Masanori Kobayashi, Reiji Kobayashi
  • Area

    160.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Reforma y Rehabilitación de la Nave Industrial Can Minguell / Toni Gironès

01:00 - 25 May, 2014
Reforma y Rehabilitación de la Nave Industrial Can Minguell / Toni Gironès, Courtesy of Toni Gironès
Courtesy of Toni Gironès

Courtesy of Toni Gironès Courtesy of Toni Gironès Courtesy of Toni Gironès Courtesy of Toni Gironès +40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Area

    2100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010

The World’s Fair New York State Pavilion to Be Digitally Preserved

00:00 - 25 May, 2014
The World’s Fair New York State Pavilion to Be Digitally Preserved, CyArk And The University Of Central Florida Plan To Digitally Preserve The 1964 World’s Fair New York State Pavilion. Image © Marco Catini
CyArk And The University Of Central Florida Plan To Digitally Preserve The 1964 World’s Fair New York State Pavilion. Image © Marco Catini

If you haven't heard of CyArk yet, make sure to check out their recent Kickstarter project. The not-for-profit company digitally preserves some of the world's most important sites: including Easter Island, Mt. Rushmore and The Pantheon, to name a few. Now the group is headed to New York to preserve Philip Johnson and Lev Zetlin's 1964 World’s Fair New York State Pavilion. Since the fair ended, the pavilion has fallen into disrepair and been heavily vandalized. With assistance from the University of Central Florida, they plan to release the digitally preserved 3D files to the public, for free. To help preserve this "National Treasure," check out their Kickstarter page.

Vivienda en Isla Fuerteventura / Ilya Escario

01:00 - 25 May, 2014
Vivienda en Isla Fuerteventura / Ilya Escario, © Carl Lang
© Carl Lang

© Carl Lang © Carl Lang © Carl Lang © Carl Lang +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fuerteventura, Spain
  • Area

    221.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Archilapse: The Fragrante House

00:00 - 24 May, 2014

This time-lapse montage by Ricardo Oliveira Alves Photography explores the passage of light through the Fragrante House, a project in Lisbon, Portugal defined by its skylights and green garden-walls. Excerpts from an interview with architect Luís Rebelo de Andrade are included, illustrating the many features that make this house unique, and how Lisbon's quality of sunlight adds a natural beauty to the interior.  

CASA: Architecture’s Most Famous Houses Confined to a Cube

00:00 - 24 May, 2014
CASA: Architecture’s Most Famous Houses Confined to a Cube, Courtesy of Yannick Martin
Courtesy of Yannick Martin

French-born, Colombian-based architect Yannick Martin of WHAT has shared with us his latest series of illustrations that reimagines some of architecture’s most famous confined within a box. 

“The idea,” describes Martin, “was to deform and stretch houses made by some of the most known architects, put them inside a cube, and reveal what makes them so singular, starting with the decisions the architects made concerning the proportion of their houses and the defining elements that makes them so unique and famous.”

The complete collection, including Casa Vanna Venturi and the Farnsworth House, after the break...

Umeå Campus Park / Thorbjörn Andersson + Sweco Architects

01:00 - 24 May, 2014
Umeå Campus Park / Thorbjörn Andersson + Sweco Architects, Courtesy of Thorbjörn Andersson + Sweco Architects
Courtesy of Thorbjörn Andersson + Sweco Architects

Courtesy of Thorbjörn Andersson + Sweco Architects Courtesy of Thorbjörn Andersson + Sweco Architects Courtesy of Thorbjörn Andersson + Sweco Architects Courtesy of Thorbjörn Andersson + Sweco Architects +16

Atlantida Auditorium / UTE Llinàs-Llobet-Ayesta-Vives

01:00 - 24 May, 2014
Atlantida Auditorium  / UTE Llinàs-Llobet-Ayesta-Vives, © Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli

© Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vic, Barcelona, Spain
  • Director Architect

    Josep Llinàs
  • Associates Architects

    Josep Llobet, Pedro Ayesta, Laia Vives
  • Area

    10500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010

KLM House / Project.DWG ~ Architecture

01:00 - 24 May, 2014
© Rene Fokkink
© Rene Fokkink

© Jeannet Stassen © Rene Fokkink © Rene Fokkink © Rene Fokkink +18

Catholic Leadership Centre / Woods Bagot

01:00 - 24 May, 2014
© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts
  • Interior Designers

  • Location

    East Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Design Team

    Ben Haylock, Bill Botelho, Destine Yazgin, Frank Rog, Ian Munro, Kate Frear, Kel Dennis, Lawrence Ng, Michael Fryer, Nicholas Bowker-Dunn, Peter Korkolis, Sue Fenton, Tom Haylock, Winnie Kwok
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +18

Venice Biennale 2014: Antarctica to be First Continent Represented

00:00 - 24 May, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: Antarctica to be First Continent Represented, Halley VI Research Station / Hugh Broughton Architects. Image Courtesy of British Antarctic Survey
Halley VI Research Station / Hugh Broughton Architects. Image Courtesy of British Antarctic Survey

This year, as the first continent ever to be represented at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Antarctica will bring together leading international architects and artists to explore present and future models of living in the South Polar region. The exhibition, Antarctopia will feature projects and ideas by participants, such as Hugh Broughton, Juergen Mayer H. and Zaha Hadid. 

The curatorial statement and complete list of participants, after the break...