Kickstarter Campaign Aims to Transform Denver Parking Lot into Outdoor Classroom

00:00 - 18 May, 2013
Kickstarter Campaign Aims to Transform Denver Parking Lot into Outdoor Classroom, Courtesy of Kickstarter
Courtesy of Kickstarter

Architecture for Humanity-Denver is seeking to raise money for the transformation of a museum parking lot into an outdoor classroom for children in need. The goal of Denver's Museo de las Americas is to educate the community about the diversity of Latino Americano art and culture from ancient to contemporary through innovative exhibitions and programs, but the museum is lacking the necessary space for its increasingly popular youth summer camp. 

Technical Construction Pavilion of the Universitario de Toledo General Hospital / TASH

01:00 - 18 May, 2013
Technical Construction Pavilion of the Universitario de Toledo General Hospital / TASH , © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
  • Architects

    TASH - Taller de Arquitectura Sánchez-Horneros
  • Location

    Calle Río Estenilla, 21, 45007 Toledo, Toledo, Spain
  • Design Team

    Emilio Sánchez-Horneros, Antonio Sánchez-Horneros, Álvaro Cabrera
  • Area

    680 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

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

Baku White City Office Building Proposal / ADEC – Azerbaijan Development Company

01:00 - 18 May, 2013
Baku White City Office Building Proposal / ADEC – Azerbaijan Development Company, Courtesy of ADEC - Azerbaijan Development Company
Courtesy of ADEC - Azerbaijan Development Company

The Baku White City Office Building Proposal by ADEC – Azerbaijan Development Company just received the awards for Office Architecture and Office Development at the Asia Pacific Property Awards event last week. A development of an international level, Baku White City Office Building features offices and commercial areas. A beautiful plaza is planned in front of the building where the foundation stone of Baku White City is situated, and which will become a beginning of a vibrant promenade along the Nobel Avenue. More images and information on the award-winning project after the break.

Casa del Viento / A-001 Taller de Arquitectura

01:00 - 18 May, 2013
Casa del Viento /  A-001 Taller de Arquitectura, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro +47

Paling Fence House / NASA

01:00 - 17 May, 2013
© Nils Koenning
© Nils Koenning
  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • Project Architect

    Aldo Agustin
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Nils Koenning © Nils Koenning © Nils Koenning © Nils Koenning +15

'PostZERO' Nordic Built Challenge Finalist Proposal / Space Group

01:00 - 17 May, 2013
'PostZERO' Nordic Built Challenge Finalist Proposal / Space Group, © Tegmark
© Tegmark

Recently named as one of the finalists in the Nordic Built Challenge, Space Group, in collaboration with BollingerGrohmann + Florian Kosche AS and AJL Engineers, shared with us their ‘PostZERO’ concept. An extension of an existing high-rise building in Oslo, the project aims to identify good ideas for how buildings can be transformed in a sustainable, innovative and cost-effective manner. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Construction begins on OMA’s Bryghusprojektet in Copenhagen

01:00 - 17 May, 2013
Construction begins on OMA’s Bryghusprojektet in Copenhagen, Courtesy of OMA
Courtesy of OMA

OMA has broke ground on a 27,000 square meter, mixed-use development on the banks of Copenhagen’s historic waterfront in the culturally rich Slotsholmen district. Upon its completion in early 2017, Bryghusprojektet will become the new headquarters for the Danish Architecture Centre (DAC), while also providing housing, offices, retail, a restaurant, and an urban park. These programs will be stacked over and under the busy Christians Brygge, providing city dwellers direct and uninterrupted access to the water’s edge. 

OMA Partner-in-charge Ellen van Loon explained: “Instead of stacking a mixed-use program in a traditional way, we positioned the DAC in the centre of the volume, surrounded by and embedded within its objects of study: housing, offices and parking. The urban routes reach into the heart of the building and create a broad range of interactions between the different program parts and the urban environment.”

More images and the architects' description after the break...

Slow Horse / ELASTICOSPA+3

01:00 - 17 May, 2013
Slow Horse /  ELASTICOSPA+3, © Jacopo Riccesi
© Jacopo Riccesi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Piancavallo, Italy
  • Project Team

    Stefano Pujatti, Alberto Del Maschio, Stefano Trucco, Cesare Roluti, Valeria Brero, Corrado Curti, Daniele Almondo, Serena Nano, Marco Burigana, Andrea Rosada
  • Area

    3450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Jacopo Riccesi © Jacopo Riccesi © Jacopo Riccesi © Jacopo Riccesi +31

Call for Submissions: MONU Magazine’s #19 Issue – ‘Greater Urbanism’

00:00 - 17 May, 2013
Call for Submissions: MONU Magazine’s #19 Issue – ‘Greater Urbanism’, Courtesy of MONU
Courtesy of MONU

MONU magazine on urbanism recently announced their call for submissions for their upcoming #19 issue on the topic of 'Greater Urbanism'. In this new issue, they would like to discuss the problems of urban "greatness" in a global context, but also to envision new strategies for the "greater" urban areas of cities in terms of governance, politics, space, architecture, sociology, ecology, and economics. Ultimately, this issue will try to define what "Greater Urbanism" means today in general and in relation to the past and to previous strategies. They are inviting participants to submit radical new strategies, critical thinking, analytical texts, photo essays, pioneer projects, data-based infographics, and historical research. Submissions are due before July 15. For more information, please visit here. For more information, please visit here.

Outside-In / Meir Lobaton Corona + Ulli Heckmann

01:00 - 17 May, 2013
Outside-In / Meir Lobaton Corona + Ulli Heckmann, © Fabio Ferrario
© Fabio Ferrario

© Fabio Ferrario © Fabio Ferrario © Fabio Ferrario © Fabio Ferrario +14

Emergency Station in Alboraya / OMBRA Arquitectos

01:00 - 17 May, 2013
Emergency Station in Alboraya / OMBRA Arquitectos, Courtesy of OMBRA Arquitectos
Courtesy of OMBRA Arquitectos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Alboraya, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Pablo Peñín Llobell, Diego Carratalá Collado, Francisco Miravete Martín y Carmen Mellado Vera
  • Area

    2200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of OMBRA Arquitectos

Courtesy of OMBRA Arquitectos Courtesy of OMBRA Arquitectos Courtesy of OMBRA Arquitectos Courtesy of OMBRA Arquitectos +19

Spiegel / Ippolito Fleitz Group

01:00 - 17 May, 2013
Spiegel / Ippolito Fleitz Group, © Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun
  • Architects

  • Location

    SPIEGEL-Haus, Ericusspitze 1, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Ippolito Fleitz Group
  • Design Team

    Peter Ippolito, Gunter Fleitz, Tilla Goldberg, Christian Kirschenmann, Tim Lessmann, Alexander Fehre, Christine Ackermann, Roger Gasperlin, Katja Heinemann
  • Area

    520.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun +32

The Indicator: The Lure of the Vernacular

00:00 - 17 May, 2013
The Indicator: The Lure of the Vernacular, © Edward Ruscha-The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2012.M.2) / Edward Ruscha photographs of Los Angeles streets and related documentation: Santa Monica Boulevard, Melrose Avenue, Pacific Coast Highway and other streets.
© Edward Ruscha-The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2012.M.2) / Edward Ruscha photographs of Los Angeles streets and related documentation: Santa Monica Boulevard, Melrose Avenue, Pacific Coast Highway and other streets.

There is something soothing, even easy about vernacular architecture. It’s the territorial and spatial equivalent to Muzak. It evades and pre-dates the self-conscious identity of glitzy, cutting-edge architecture we are so familiar with today. There is an innocence to the vernacular. These are the buildings and environments of childhood.

This is apparent in the exhibition, In Focus: Ed Ruscha, currently showing at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. What captivates about the shots is that they dare to curate buildings that are usually just part of the background. They become objects of curiosity, spectacles, even.

Revival Sunset Chapel / FATmaison

01:00 - 17 May, 2013
Courtesy of FATmaison
Courtesy of FATmaison
  • Architects

  • Location

    Libreville, Gabon
  • Architect in Charge

    FATmaison
  • Realization

    SEA MONTAGGI
  • Area

    156.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of FATmaison

Courtesy of FATmaison Courtesy of FATmaison Courtesy of FATmaison Courtesy of FATmaison +31

Station Center Family Housing / David Baker + Partners Architects

01:00 - 17 May, 2013
© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte +26

Two in One House / Clavienrossier Architectes

01:00 - 17 May, 2013
Two in One House / Clavienrossier Architectes, © Roger Frei
© Roger Frei

© Roger Frei © Roger Frei © Roger Frei © Roger Frei +16

Architect Gia Wolff Wins Inaugural Wheelwright Prize

00:00 - 17 May, 2013
Architect Gia Wolff Wins Inaugural Wheelwright Prize, 2013 Wheelwright Prize Laureate Gia Wolff
2013 Wheelwright Prize Laureate Gia Wolff

Brooklyn-based architect and Harvard GSD alumni Gia Wolff has been awarded the $100,000 Wheelwright Prize for her proposal Floating City: The Community-Based Architecture of Parade Floats. Now in its first edition, the Wheelwright Prize is a travel grant issued by Harvard University in an effort to foster new forms of architectural research led by cross-cultural engagement. 

Mohsen Mostafavi: “The positive response to the Wheelwright Prize has been extraordinary. It is inspiring to see so many talented architects with clear agendas and visions. I am delighted for Gia Wolff, the winner of the prize. Her proposed investigations at the intersection of design, performance, and temporality will surely provide us with new insights and new directions for the future of architecture.”

2013 AIA Housing Awards Announced

00:00 - 17 May, 2013
2013 AIA Housing Awards Announced , House in the Mountains; Colorado / GLUCK+ © Steve Mundinger
House in the Mountains; Colorado / GLUCK+ © Steve Mundinger

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the six recipients of the 2013 Housing Awards. The AIA’s Housing Awards Program, now in its 13th year, was established to recognize the best in housing design and promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource. All the winners, after the break.