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Nhabeo House / Trinhvieta-Architects

01:00 - 14 June, 2013
Nhabeo House / Trinhvieta-Architects, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hochiminh City, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Trinhvieta-Architects
  • Structural Engineer

    Nguyen Chi Tam
  • Interior Designer

    Quach The Vinh
  • Area

    80.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki +24

Architect’s Eye 2013 Competition Winners

01:00 - 14 June, 2013
Architect’s Eye 2013 Competition Winners, Architecture and Place Winner: Venice 2 / David Kirkland
Architecture and Place Winner: Venice 2 / David Kirkland

Winners of the Architect’s Eye 2013 Competition have been announced! In an effort to encourage photography by architects, the biennial competition asked entrants to submit photography in two categories: Architecture and Place focusing on the aesthetics of a building and how it shapes the location and Architecture and People focusing on the interaction of people in relation to architecture.

A Complete List of the RIBA National Award Winners

00:00 - 14 June, 2013
Church Walk, N16 by David Mikhail © Crocker
Church Walk, N16 by David Mikhail © Crocker

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has unveiled the 2013 RIBA National Award winners, a shortlist of 52 exemplars in design excellence from the UK and EU that will compete for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize. This year’s award winners were selected from practices of all sizes and projects of all scales, ranging from a beautifully-crafted chapel in the back garden of an Edinburgh townhouse to the innovative yellow-roofed Ferrari Museum in Italy. Notably, one third of the UK winners are exceptionally designed education buildings.

The 43 UK buildings that have won an RIBA National Award are:

Ter Pitte / Import Export Architecture

01:00 - 14 June, 2013
©  Stijn Bollaert
© Stijn Bollaert
  • Architects

  • Location

    Antwerpen
  • Architect in Charge

    Import Export Architecture
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

    Stijn Bollaert, Courtesy of Import Export Architecture

©  Stijn Bollaert ©  Stijn Bollaert ©  Stijn Bollaert ©  Stijn Bollaert +46

FLAT 40 / Keisuke Kawaguchi+K2-Design

01:00 - 14 June, 2013
FLAT 40 / Keisuke Kawaguchi+K2-Design, © Takahiro Shimokawa
© Takahiro Shimokawa

© Toru Kitamura © Toru Kitamura © Takahiro Shimokawa © Takahiro Shimokawa +41

Courtyard Social Houses in Es Mercadal / Ferrer Forés

01:00 - 14 June, 2013
Courtyard Social Houses in Es Mercadal / Ferrer Forés, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +11

When Urban Planning Gets Political: The History of Taksim Square

00:00 - 14 June, 2013
When Urban Planning Gets Political: The History of Taksim Square, via Plataforma Urbana
via Plataforma Urbana

Over the last two weeks, the world has witnessed history unfold in a small park in the heart of Istanbul, Taksim Square.  What started out as a peaceful protest to save Gezi Park and its trees from destruction has turned into a country-wide (and, to some degree, worldwide) movement that rejects the ever-increasing autocratic tendencies of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. 

The urban policies and projects that PM Erdogan and his government have been loutishly implementing in Istanbul offer only a few examples of the way this government has manifested its undemocratic attitudes. In that regard, it would be misleading to consider the protest over Taksim and Gezi Park as an isolated incident.  Instead, development over Istanbul’s quintessential square constitutes the last straw in a series of neo-liberal policies, themselves the result of a century of history, that have shaped Istanbul over the course of the last decade.

More after the break...

Housing in Baracaldo / Linazasoro Arquitectura

01:00 - 14 June, 2013
© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
  • Architects

  • Location

    Paseo El Ferrocarril, 6, 48901 San Vicente de Barakaldo, Bizkaia, Spain
  • Project Architect

    José Ignacio Linazasoro Rodriguez
  • Area

    10000.0 m2
  • Year

    2008
  • Photography

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +11

House in Pantano de San Juan / GEO Arquitectos

01:00 - 14 June, 2013
House in Pantano de San Juan / GEO Arquitectos, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ávila, España
  • Architects in Charge

    Álvaro Galmés, Arturo Grinda, Miguel Olazábal
  • Collaborators

    José Luís Gutiérrez, Juan C. Plaza
  • Technical Architect

    Cristina Arias Utrero
  • Site area

    2.240 m2
  • Area

    780.0 m2
  • Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +17

Pool Pavilion / GLUCK+

01:00 - 14 June, 2013
© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol
  • Architects

  • Location

    Adirondack Mountains, Keene, NY 12943, USA
  • Project Team

    Shannon Bambenek, Richard Bednarczyk, John D’Agnone, Peter L. Gluck, Charlie Kaplan, Eric Schaefer, Robert Wall, Douglas Weibel
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Amy Barkow © Paul Warchol © Erik Freeland © Paul Warchol +12

USET-OPD Tlaxcala / JSª

01:00 - 14 June, 2013
USET-OPD Tlaxcala  / JSª, © Paul Rivera - archphoto
© Paul Rivera - archphoto
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala, Mexico
  • Proyect Team

    Javier Sanchez, Juan Manuel Soler, Aisha Ballesteros, Milton Duran, Gabriela Delgado
  • Proyect Executive

    Miguel de la Torre Carrillo, Cesar Brito, Zulkerine Cazares
  • Ingeneering

    Hector Margain y Asociados
  • Bioclimatic Study

    Biomah, Raúl Huitron
  • Area

    46420.0 m2
  • Proyect Year

    2011
  • Photography

© Paul Rivera - archphoto © Paul Rivera - archphoto © Paul Rivera - archphoto © Paul Rivera - archphoto +13

Happy 91st Birthday Kevin Roche

00:00 - 14 June, 2013
Happy 91st Birthday Kevin Roche, Courtesy of Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates
Courtesy of Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates

Kevin Roche, the Pritzker-winning architect known for his innovative and sometimes unusual designs, turns 91 today. His firm Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates was once described by critic C. Ray Smith as "the most aesthetically daring and innovative American firm of architects now working".

The Indicator: Back Up and Throw Open the Doors

00:00 - 14 June, 2013
The Indicator: Back Up and Throw Open the Doors, On the Road throws open the doors. Photo, Jaime Kowal
On the Road throws open the doors. Photo, Jaime Kowal

I see a convergence of sorts. It might be a coincidence but, then again, I think not. The wheels of “Pacific Standard Time”, the Getty’s juggernaut architectural assault on and about Los Angeles, have been turning for what seems like months now with exhibit after exhibit and symposium after symposium.

Is it just me or is “Pacific Standard Time” fatigue setting in? I’m not complaining. It gives me a lot of material to write about so I don’t have to just make stuff up. It corresponds with something called history, after all. But where is the self-reflexive, self-effacing, ha-haExit Through the Gift Shop wink about it all? It’s all so damn serious, isn’t it? It seems cooked up to be so monumental and deterministic. So Grand Narrative from the get-go, right out of the institutional blocks, like a marketing campaign.

Pulp Press / John Gerrard

01:00 - 14 June, 2013

International Pavilion of Yeosu Expo / H Architecture

01:00 - 14 June, 2013
Courtesy of H Architecture
Courtesy of H Architecture
  • Architects

  • Location

    Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    H Architecture
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of H Architecture

Courtesy of H Architecture Courtesy of H Architecture Courtesy of H Architecture Courtesy of H Architecture +23

5th Advanced Architecture Contest: 'Self-Sufficient Habitat'

01:00 - 14 June, 2013
5th Advanced Architecture Contest: 'Self-Sufficient Habitat', Courtesy of  Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
Courtesy of Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and HP just announced the 5th Advanced Architecture Contest, on the theme of 'Self-Sufficient Habitat'. Open to architects, engineers, planners and designers, the intent is to promote discussion and research through which to generate insights and visions, ideas and proposals that help us envisage what the city and the habitat of the 21st century will be like. Participants are encouraged to develop a proposal capable of responding to emerging challenges in areas such as ecology, information technology, architecture, and urban planning. The deadline for submissions is September 30, and registration is free. For more information, please visit here.

Taichung City Cultural Center Comeptition Entry / Williamson Architects

01:00 - 14 June, 2013
Taichung City Cultural Center Comeptition Entry / Williamson Architects, Courtesy of Williamson Architects
Courtesy of Williamson Architects

Australia based Williamson Architects’ proposal for the City Cultural Center of Taichung, Taiwan aims to create a sculptural beauty that resurrects the romance of the architectural journey through a building. Driven by function, the building’s form is expressed in its own beauty to create not only a landmark public structure but also creating a catalyst drawing people and activity, beautifully connecting all strata of society. More images and architects’ description after the break.

High School Jean Lurçat / Mikou Studio

01:00 - 14 June, 2013
© Florian Kleinefenn
© Florian Kleinefenn
  • Architects

  • Location

    Saint-Denis, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Mikou Studio
  • Area

    12000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Florian Kleinefenn © Florian Kleinefenn © Florian Kleinefenn © Florian Kleinefenn +38