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Moose Road / Mork-Ulnes Architects

22:00 - 24 February, 2014
Moose Road / Mork-Ulnes Architects , © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    4500 Moose Road, Ukiah, CA 95482, United States
  • Design Team

    Greg Ladigin, Casper Mork-Ulnes, Andreas Tingulstad
  • Area

    1140.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

MiCasa / Stephen Davy Peter Smith Architects

21:00 - 24 February, 2014
MiCasa / Stephen Davy Peter Smith Architects, © Lyndon Douglas
© Lyndon Douglas

© Lyndon Douglas © Lyndon Douglas © Lyndon Douglas © Lyndon Douglas +17

House Between 2 Gardens / Pitsou Kedem Architects

19:00 - 24 February, 2014
House Between 2 Gardens / Pitsou Kedem Architects, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ramat HaSharon, Israel
  • Design Team

    Pitsou Kedem, Nurit ben Yosef
  • Site Area

    1000 sqm
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

NOA Garden House / Jaanus Orgusaar

18:00 - 24 February, 2014
© Terje Ugandi
© Terje Ugandi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ida-Viru County, Estonia
  • Area

    22.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Terje Ugandi , Courtesy of Jaanus Orgusaar

© Terje Ugandi Construction Process. Image Courtesy of Jaanus Orgusaar Construction Process. Image Courtesy of Jaanus Orgusaar Construction Process. Image Courtesy of Jaanus Orgusaar +63

Lake House / Andersson Wise Architects

16:00 - 24 February, 2014
Lake House / Andersson Wise Architects, © Paul Bardagjy
© Paul Bardagjy

© Paul Bardagjy © Paul Bardagjy © Paul Bardagjy © Paul Bardagjy +9

Frogs Hollow / Williamson Chong Architects

14:00 - 24 February, 2014
Frogs Hollow / Williamson Chong Architects, © Bob Gundu
© Bob Gundu

© Bob Gundu © Bob Gundu © Bob Gundu © Bob Gundu +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Grey Highlands, ON, Canada
  • Design Team

    Betsy Williamson, Shane Williamson, Donald Chong, Partner, Kelly Doran, Maya Przybylski
  • Structural Engineering

    Blackwell Bowick Partnership Ltd
  • Construction Management

    Wilson Project Management Inc
  • Millwork

    Speke Klein Inc
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Block 21 / Andersson Wise Architects

12:00 - 24 February, 2014
Block 21 / Andersson Wise Architects, © Andrew Pogue
© Andrew Pogue

© Art Gray © Art Gray © Tom McConnell © Jonathan Jackson +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    200 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701, United States
  • Design Team

    Arthur Andersson, Chris Wise, Catherine Craig, Leland Ulmer, Christopher Sanders, Laura McQuary, Robin Bagley Logan
  • Architect of Record

    BOKA Powell
  • Contractor

    Austin Building Company
  • Structural Engineer

    Thornton Tomasetti
  • Area

    18000.0 ft2
  • Photographs

Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal

10:30 - 24 February, 2014
Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal, Frank Lloyd Wright. H. C. Price Company Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 1952–56. Apprentices working on the model in the Taliesin drafting room. Spring Green, Wisconsin, c. 1952. Gelatin silver print on paper. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York); Installation view of the exhibition Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal. February 1–June 1, 2014. © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photograph: Thomas Griesel
Frank Lloyd Wright. H. C. Price Company Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 1952–56. Apprentices working on the model in the Taliesin drafting room. Spring Green, Wisconsin, c. 1952. Gelatin silver print on paper. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York); Installation view of the exhibition Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal. February 1–June 1, 2014. © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photograph: Thomas Griesel

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The Fear Sustaining Sustainable Urbanism

09:30 - 24 February, 2014
The Fear Sustaining Sustainable Urbanism, ‘Habitat of Homo Economicus’, a piece for ‘The Competitive Hypothesis’, Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, 2013. Image Courtesy of Ross Exo Adams and Ivonne Santoyo-Orozco
‘Habitat of Homo Economicus’, a piece for ‘The Competitive Hypothesis’, Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, 2013. Image Courtesy of Ross Exo Adams and Ivonne Santoyo-Orozco

In this article, originally published on the Australian Design Review as "Longing For a Greener Present", Ross Exo-Adams examines the fear that lies behind the trend toward sustainable urbanism, and finds that the crisis we find ourselves in might not only be confined to an ecological one.

Over the past decade, architects have found themselves increasingly commissioned to design districts, neighbourhoods, economic free zones and even entire new cities: a phenomenon that has been accompanied by a commitment to ‘sustainability’, which now seem inseparable from urban design itself. While ‘sustainability’ remains a vague concept at best, it nonetheless presents itself with a sense of urgency similar to that which galvanised many of the great movements of modern architecture vis-a-vis the city. Underlying such urgency is a rhetorical reference to a collective fear of some palpable sort, whether it be fear of revolution (Le Corbusier), fear of cultural tabula rasa (Jane Jacobs, Team X) or our new fear: ecological collapse. It is obvious that the myriad ‘eco’ projects that have popped up all around the world would not be viable if not for the fact that they appear against a background of imminent catastrophe – a condition of terrifying proportions. Yet the essence of this fear is far from clear. Indeed, in light of ecological catastrophe and amidst any fetish for windmills or vegetation, architects have cultivated what seems to be a curious nostalgia for the present – a pragmatism whose lack of patience for the past seeks a kind of reconstitution of the present in imagining any future. So if not for climate mayhem, what is the true nature of fear that lies at the core of today’s urban project, ‘ecological urbanism’?

Find out after the break

Rubens Luciano / Simone Micheli

10:00 - 24 February, 2014
Rubens Luciano / Simone Micheli, © Juergen Eheim
© Juergen Eheim

© Juergen Eheim © Juergen Eheim © Juergen Eheim © Juergen Eheim +29

House Quinta Do Carvalheiro / GSMM Architetti

08:00 - 24 February, 2014
House Quinta Do Carvalheiro  / GSMM Architetti, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Francisco da Serra, Portugal
  • Architects in Charge

    Giorgio Santagostino, Monica Margarido
  • Area

    120.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Tamedia Office Building / Shigeru Ban Architects

06:00 - 24 February, 2014
Tamedia Office Building / Shigeru Ban Architects, © Didier Boy de la Tour
© Didier Boy de la Tour

Courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects Courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects © Didier Boy de la Tour © Didier Boy de la Tour +52

Nyx by Sansiri Sales Gallery / TROP : terrains + open space

02:00 - 24 February, 2014
Nyx by Sansiri Sales Gallery / TROP : terrains + open space, © Wison Tungthunya
© Wison Tungthunya

© Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya +30

Cafe Fargo / Davidson Rafailidis

01:00 - 24 February, 2014
Cafe Fargo / Davidson Rafailidis, © Florian Holzherr
© Florian Holzherr

© Florian Holzherr © Florian Holzherr © Florian Holzherr © Florian Holzherr +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Buffalo, NY, United States
  • Project Team

    Georg Rafailidis (lead), Stephanie Davidson
  • Project Staff

    Jia Ma, Aleksandr Marchuk
  • Area

    82.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Johnston Marklee's Design for Menil Drawing Institute To Harness Gradients of Light

01:00 - 24 February, 2014
Johnston Marklee's Design for Menil Drawing Institute To Harness Gradients of Light, Menil Drawing Institute at dusk, looking past the west entrance courtyard. Image Courtesy of Johnston Marklee / The Menil Collection
Menil Drawing Institute at dusk, looking past the west entrance courtyard. Image Courtesy of Johnston Marklee / The Menil Collection

As we reported last weekThe Menil Collection has unveiled details on the Menil Drawing Institute (MDI), designed by Los Angeles-based Johnston Marklee, in Houston, Texas. The building will be the first freestanding facility in the United States created especially for the exhibition, study, storage, and conservation of modern and contemporary drawings. 

Situated in an extensive 30-acre masterplan designed by David Chipperfield Architects, the institute will be located amongst Renzo Piano's main museum building, Piano's Cy Twombly Gallery, the Dan Flavin Installation at Richmond Hall, and the Rothko Chapel. More info on the design, and all the renderings, after the break.

Odile Decq to Launch A New Kind of Architecture Institute: 'Confluence'

00:00 - 24 February, 2014
Odile Decq to Launch A New Kind of Architecture Institute: 'Confluence', Courtesy of Studio Odile DECQ architectes urbanistes
Courtesy of Studio Odile DECQ architectes urbanistes

Odile Decq has announced that she is launching a new kind of architecture school based upon the idea of "Confluence," an educational framework that "erases the predefined limits of the traditional academic structures for the benefit of the collaboration of talents, thoughts and disciplines." 

The Confluence Institute for Innovation and Creative Strategies in Architecture, which will be located in in Lyon, France, will bring together "Architects, critics, artists, thinkers, philosophers, film-makers, scientists, engineers and manufacturers" in order to develop an architecture that develops ideas unconstrained by "stylistic prejudice or ideology." More on this new initiative, after the break.

A Case for the Democratization of Architectural Media

00:00 - 24 February, 2014

In October Phineas Harper, assistant editor of The Architectural Review, published an article about the state of architectural publishing, in which he addressed the crisis facing traditional architectural publishers and heavily criticized online platforms, particularly ArchDaily, that have “little time for critique, turning instead to reworking press releases and biased descriptions from the architects.”

Allow me to introduce myself: I am a critic and creator of original content for ArchDaily, and I would like to refute these allegations.

Could a Lick of Super Strong Carbon Paint Fix Caltrava's Palau de les Arts?

00:00 - 24 February, 2014
Could a Lick of Super Strong Carbon Paint Fix Caltrava's Palau de les Arts?, El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia
El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia

Will the peeling shell of Santiago Calatrava’s Palau de les Arts in Valencia be saved by an innovative, new paint? Calatrava's $455.6 million project, which surpassed its budget four times over, has sprouted many defects over the years, but none more damning than its peeling facade - a defect that spurred the city of Valencia to sue Calatrava's office. However, Spanish paint manufacturer Graphenano has proposed an innovative solution: Graphenstone, a mixture of limestone powder and the allotrope graphene, which should just prevent further deterioration. Whether the solution could also relieve some courtroom tension, remains to be seen. Read more on Inhabitat and The Architect's Newspaper