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Round Up: China's Next Generation of Museums

00:00 - 7 November, 2013
Guangdong Museum / Rocco Design Architects. Image © Marcel Lam
Guangdong Museum / Rocco Design Architects. Image © Marcel Lam

Although it went largely unnoticed until Wang Shu was awarded the Pritzker Prize, China's going through a major cultural boom. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal notes that, since 2012, hundreds of (often privately established) cultural institutions have popped up across the country, honouring everything from the famous Terracotta Soldiers to the local city planning department. We've rounded up a couple of these projects for your pleasure: Jean Nouvel's winning design for the National Art Museum, Steven Holl's mind-warping Sifang Museum, the seemingly extra-terrestrial Ordos City + Art Museum by MAD Architects, Trace Architecture Office's small museum of handcraft paper in the countryside, and a regional museum by Rocco Design Architects that takes inspiration from traditional Chinese lacquered boxes. Enjoy!

M House / MDBA & Guallart Architects

00:00 - 7 November, 2013
M House / MDBA & Guallart Architects, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +23

Ole Scheeren in Beijing, from Nowness

00:00 - 7 November, 2013

Ole Scheeren: A Beijing Essay  on Nowness.com

In the latest of NOWNESS' spectacular videos, Ole Scheeren - a former partner at OMA and now principal of Büro Ole Scheeren in Beijing - reflects on the past decade he has spent in China overseeing construction of the CCTV Headquarters. He muses over the delicate balancing act that Western architects maintain when they work in China, simultaneously bringing change to the city and allowing the city to change who they are and how they see the world. In this context, where change is "something that you are immediately and instantly confronted with" he believes that the CCTV Building is "both confrontational and complicit".

ArchDaily's Google Glass Experiment

00:00 - 7 November, 2013

When Google Glass launched, we wondered how this wearable augmented reality device could add a whole other dimension to the consumption of architectural publications, by bringing the experience of space, matter, and light to our screens.

Floating Hotel / Sabbagh Arquitectos

01:00 - 7 November, 2013
Floating Hotel / Sabbagh Arquitectos, Courtesy of Sabbagh Arquitectos
Courtesy of Sabbagh Arquitectos

Courtesy of Sabbagh Arquitectos Courtesy of Sabbagh Arquitectos Courtesy of Sabbagh Arquitectos Courtesy of Sabbagh Arquitectos +73

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guaitecas Archipelago, Guaitecas, Aysén, Chile
  • Project Architects

    Juan Sabbagh, Mariana Sabbagh, Juan Pedro Sabbagh, Felipe Sabbagh
  • Project Area

    2600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photography

    Courtesy of Sabbagh Arquitectos

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center / WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/ Landscape/ Urbanism

01:00 - 7 November, 2013
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center / WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/ Landscape/ Urbanism, © Aaron Booher
© Aaron Booher

© Aaron Booher © Aaron Booher © Aaron Booher © Aaron Booher +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brooklyn, NY 11225, United States
  • Site Design

    WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism
  • Landscape Architect

    HMWhite
  • Civil and Structural Engineers

    Civil and Structural Engineers
  • Lighting

    Brandston Partnership
  • Landscape Contractor

    Kelco
  • General Contractor

    EWHowell
  • Contractors Construction Manager

    LiRO
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Red Ribbon Park / Turenscape

00:00 - 7 November, 2013
Red Ribbon Park / Turenscape, Courtesy of Turenscape
Courtesy of Turenscape

Courtesy of Turenscape Courtesy of Turenscape Courtesy of Turenscape Courtesy of Turenscape +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Qinhuangdao, Hebei, China
  • Area

    200000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Turenscape

Southern Regional / Sorg Architects

01:00 - 6 November, 2013
Southern Regional / Sorg Architects, © Robert Benson
© Robert Benson

© Anice Hoachlander © Anice Hoachlander © Robert Benson © Robert Benson +26

Tel Aviv Townhouse / Pitsou Kedem Architects

01:00 - 6 November, 2013
Tel Aviv Townhouse / Pitsou Kedem Architects, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +19

AD Classics: The Crystal Cathedral / Philip Johnson

01:00 - 6 November, 2013
AD Classics: The Crystal Cathedral  / Philip Johnson, © Flickr user Amir Nejad
© Flickr user Amir Nejad

The Crystal Cathedral was designed as a religious theater of sorts, acting as both television studio and stage to a congregation of 3,000. It was commissioned by renowned televangelist Robert Schuller and completed in 1980 near Los Angeles, California. Philip Johnson and John Burgee devised the glass enclosure in response to Schuller’s request that the church be open to the "sky and the surrounding world." 

© Flickr user Paul N. © Flickr user C. Strife © Flickr user siphorous © Wikimedia Commons user Russavia +18

ARCHIPIX: 8-Bit Architects (Part Two)

01:00 - 6 November, 2013
ARCHIPIX: 8-Bit Architects (Part Two), Brasilia / Oscar Niemeyer. Image Courtesy of Federico Babina
Brasilia / Oscar Niemeyer. Image Courtesy of Federico Babina

Barcelona-based architect Federico Babina has released the second edition of ARCHIPIX (Less is pixel), revealing a series of 8-bit portraits of modern architecture’s most legendary masters and works. The idea behind the project is to capture the essence and personality of each subject through the simplicity of the pixel. This serves, Babina describes, as “a metaphor of architecture, where every little detail is a key component of the whole mosaic.”

Who Will We Consider Today's Greatest Design Innovators, Tomorrow?

00:00 - 6 November, 2013
Who Will We Consider Today's Greatest Design Innovators, Tomorrow?, MASS Design Group's Butaro Hospital. Image © Iwan Baan
MASS Design Group's Butaro Hospital. Image © Iwan Baan

Often, it is only with hindsight that we can truly understand our world; looking back at how important certain events and people proved to be is much easier than predicting their importance at the time. Still, guessing who will be remembered in posterity is a fun game, so The Atlantic asked various industry leaders "Who Will Tomorrow's Historians Consider Today's Greatest Inventors?" The answers span across business, science, technology and design, and among the 9 nominations there are a few names that architects and urban designers may find interesting. Read on after the break to find out just who they are.

IIDA NY: Design for Learning

00:00 - 6 November, 2013
IIDA NY: Design for Learning

This course will discuss the principal changes in pedagogy and how it affects institutional design. The evolution of pedagogy can be summarized by the following four principals: Learning is at its best constructivist, experimental, connected, and lifeline and informal. Using these principals we will explore different case studies of contemporary institutional design (k-12 and higher education), and see how these changes in pedagogy affect the way students learn , teachers teach, and architects and designers design. 

Berkshire Pond House / David Jay Weiner

01:00 - 6 November, 2013
Berkshire Pond House / David Jay Weiner, ©  Tony Morgan
© Tony Morgan

©  Tony Morgan ©  Tony Morgan ©  Tony Morgan ©  Tony Morgan +22

Syd Energi Headquarters / GPP Arkitekter

00:00 - 6 November, 2013
Syd Energi Headquarters / GPP Arkitekter, Courtesy of Syd Energi
Courtesy of Syd Energi

Courtesy of Syd Energi Courtesy of Syd Energi Courtesy of Syd Energi Courtesy of Syd Energi +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vilsundvej, Esbjerg, Denmark
  • General Contractor

    Hoffmann A/S
  • Engineer

    Esbensen (installations), Sloth Møller (construction)
  • Landscaping

    Thing &WainøApS
  • Advisor to SydEnergi Holding A/S

    Johansson &Kalstrup A/S
  • Area

    11000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Syd Energi

Certest Biotec / ACXT Arquitectos

01:00 - 6 November, 2013
Certest Biotec / ACXT Arquitectos, © Iñaki Bergera
© Iñaki Bergera

© Iñaki Bergera © Iñaki Bergera © Iñaki Bergera © Iñaki Bergera +24

  • Architect Office

  • Location

    San Mateo de Gállego, España
  • Architects

    Raimundo Bambó Naya, Federico Pardos Auber
  • Area

    2545.0 sqm
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

Archery Hall & Boxing Club / FT Architects

00:00 - 6 November, 2013
Archery Hall & Boxing Club / FT Architects, © Shigeo Ogawa
© Shigeo Ogawa

© Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect

    FT Architects / Katsuya Fukushima, Hiroko Tominaga
  • Area

    198.75 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Housing in Chailly / LOCALARCHITECTURE

01:00 - 6 November, 2013
© Mathieu Gafsou
© Mathieu Gafsou

© Mathieu Gafsou © Mathieu Gafsou © Mathieu Gafsou © Mathieu Gafsou +11