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Sunset Terrace House / a_collective

01:00 - 29 October, 2013
Sunset Terrace House / a_collective, Courtesy of a_collective
Courtesy of a_collective

Courtesy of a_collective Courtesy of a_collective Courtesy of a_collective Courtesy of a_collective +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Singapore
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of a_collective

Light Matters: Europe's Leading Light Festivals

01:00 - 29 October, 2013
Light Matters: Europe's Leading Light Festivals, Light Marina Bay. Singapore, 2012. Image © Darren Chin
Light Marina Bay. Singapore, 2012. Image © Darren Chin

In mid autumn, when the nights get longer in the northern hemisphere, we encounter numerous light festivals. And indeed, within the last ten years, more and more light festivals have globally emerged. The reason for the success of light festivals is simple, as the German curator Bettina Pelz concludes: “It’s actually fairly easy, because whenever you do something with light in cities in the night, then people do come. If you do it good, they come twice.” 

As Pelz points out, light is an apt medium for evening events, since it easily attracts people. Communities have discovered the potential of lighting for city marketing, and the closer they plan their date to Christmas, the more they merge their illumination with the festive blinking lights of commercial Christmas markets.

Join us on a tour through some of the leading light festivals in Europe. Read more about their different backgrounds, artistic concepts and future trends after the break...

Light Marina Bay. Singapore, 2012. Image © Darren Chin Berliner Cathedral, Festival of lights. Berlin, 2012. Photographer: Marius Schwarz. Image Courtesy of  Festival of lights / Frank Herrmann Tunnel of love by Vollaerszwart. Glow 2011. Image Courtesy of GLOW Eindhoven Cagna Illuminations, 2012. Design: De Cagna . Light Festival Ghent. Image Courtesy of City of Ghent +30

The Absent Column: Examining the Prentice Preservation Battle

00:00 - 29 October, 2013

In light of the extensive demolition that has already taken place at Bertrand Goldberg’s Prentice Women’s Hospital in downtown Chicago, we present to you this short film that examines the hospital’s preservation battle and poses the question, “Who determines the future of the past?”

Fernando Jaeger Store / SuperLimão Studio

01:00 - 29 October, 2013
Fernando Jaeger Store / SuperLimão Studio, © Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba

© Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Padre Chico, 552 - Perdizes, São Paulo, 05008-010, Brazil
  • SAPU
  • Lighting

    LDArti
  • Old House Structure Project

    Ricardo Zulkes e SuperLimão Studio
  • Project Area

    605 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

The Bertram and Judith Kohl Building / Westlake Reed Leskosky

01:00 - 29 October, 2013
The Bertram and Judith Kohl Building / Westlake Reed Leskosky, © Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux

© Kevin G. Reeves © Kevin G. Reeves © Scott Pease © Kevin G. Reeves +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Oberlin, OH, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Paul E. Westlake
  • Project Designer

    Jonathan C. Kurtz
  • Client/Owner

    Oberlin College
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Structural engineer

    Westlake Reed Leskosky
  • Civil engineer

    KS Associates
  • General contractor

    Krill Construction
  • Landscape architect

    GroundView, Somerville, Massachusetts
  • Acoustic Consultant

    Kirkegaard Acoustic Design
  • Cost Estimator

    Project and Construction Services
  • Area

    37000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

House in Shinoharadai / Tai and Associates

01:00 - 29 October, 2013
House in Shinoharadai  / Tai and Associates, © Seiichi Ohsawa
© Seiichi Ohsawa

© Seiichi Ohsawa © Seiichi Ohsawa © Seiichi Ohsawa © Seiichi Ohsawa +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Katsuma Tai
  • Structural Engineer

    motoi nomura
  • Area

    393.17 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

House H / Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu

01:00 - 29 October, 2013
House H / Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +22

The Sunshine Beach House / Wilson Architects

01:00 - 29 October, 2013
The Sunshine Beach House / Wilson Architects, © Brent Hardcastle
© Brent Hardcastle

© Brent Hardcastle © Brent Hardcastle © Brent Hardcastle © Brent Hardcastle +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sunshine Beach, Queensland, Australia
  • Design Team

    Phillip Lukin, Stefan Pirie, Hamilton Wilson, Sarah Russell
  • Landscape Architect

    Wilson Landscape Architects
  • Structural Consultant

    Bligh Tanner Consulting Engineers
  • Building Surveyor

    Suncoast Building Approvals
  • Quantity Surveyor

    Graham Lukins Partnership
  • Builder

    Novak Constructions Pty. Ltd.
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Court-housing Cortinghborg Groningen / Architecten|en|en

01:00 - 29 October, 2013
© BASEPHOTOGRAPHY
© BASEPHOTOGRAPHY

© BASEPHOTOGRAPHY © BASEPHOTOGRAPHY © BASEPHOTOGRAPHY © BASEPHOTOGRAPHY +12

Restaurant On The Sea / Case-Real

01:00 - 29 October, 2013
Restaurant On The Sea / Case-Real, © Hiroshi Mizusaki
© Hiroshi Mizusaki

© Hiroshi Mizusaki © Hiroshi Mizusaki © Hiroshi Mizusaki © Hiroshi Mizusaki +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Koichi Futatusmata, Yasushi Arikawa
  • Project in Cooperation

    Tsuyoshi Matsuzawa
  • Structural Engineer

    Hiroshi Ohno
  • Design Cooperation

    Naikai Archit
  • Area

    1685.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Sky SOHO Leasing Showroom / GAP Architects

01:00 - 29 October, 2013
Sky SOHO Leasing Showroom / GAP Architects, © Raymond Lau & Jerry Yin
© Raymond Lau & Jerry Yin

© Raymond Lau & Jerry Yin © Raymond Lau & Jerry Yin © Raymond Lau & Jerry Yin © Raymond Lau & Jerry Yin +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Principal designer’s name

    Raymond Lau
  • Design team members

    Raymond Lau, Yandong Ren, Jiabao Zhao
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Museum of the Built Environment / FXFOWLE Architects

01:00 - 29 October, 2013
Museum of the Built Environment / FXFOWLE Architects, © FXFOWLE Architects
© FXFOWLE Architects

The King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) is a new 55-million-square-foot mixed-use urban community in Riyadh. Among its public buildings under construction is FXFOWLE Architects’ Museum of the Built Environment (MOBE), which explores the role of social, economic, and environmental issues in the development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the larger region. The museum will exhibit works related to the history of the arts and architecture on the Arabian peninsula, as well as document trends in sustainable thinking and their role in the future of the built environment. The museum puts the traditionally private culture of Saudi Arabia on display, creating a building for residents and visitors.

Turkish Embassy in Berlin / NSH Architekten

01:00 - 29 October, 2013
Turkish Embassy in Berlin / NSH Architekten, © Bernardette Grimmenstein
© Bernardette Grimmenstein

© Bernardette Grimmenstein © Bernardette Grimmenstein © Bernardette Grimmenstein © Bernardette Grimmenstein +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tiergartenstraße 22, 10785 Berlin, Germany
  • Project Architects

    Volkmar Nickol, Felipe Schmidt, Thomas Hillig
  • Sketches

    Felipe Schmidt
  • Area

    16000.0 sqm
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

Think Sol, International Ideas Competition

00:00 - 28 October, 2013
Think Sol, International Ideas Competition, Courtesy of Piensa Sol
Courtesy of Piensa Sol

As part of the Architecture Week in Madrid, the "Past, Present and Future of Sol" exhibition was inaugurated and the brief for the International Ideas Competition was publicated.

PIENSA SOL is a reflection about the future of Madrid's Puerta del Sol plaza. Its objective is to compile proposals through an international ideas competition to profile the path of its evolution looking to improve the Puerta del Sol context. To get to this objective PIENSA SOL is planned in a structured process base in four complementary phases: COMPETITION, EXHIBITION, CITIZEN PARTICIPATION AND REFLECTION.

WALL HOUSE / AND’ROL

01:00 - 28 October, 2013
© Georg Schmidthals
© Georg Schmidthals

© Georg Schmidthals © Georg Schmidthals © Georg Schmidthals © Georg Schmidthals +18

Dymax Redux: Crowd.Sourcing a New Map for the Buckminster Fuller Institute

00:00 - 28 October, 2013
Dymax Redux: Crowd.Sourcing a New Map for the Buckminster Fuller Institute

The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) is proud to partner with The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union and The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design to exhibit DYMAX REDUX, a crowdsourcing design contest to highlight today's graphic designers, visual artists and citizen cartographers own interpretation of Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Map. Originally published 70 years ago, Fuller's map was a cartographic breakthrough showing one island in one ocean; an iconic design that has inspired generations since. 

RIBA Future Trends Survey Indicates Stability for UK Profession

00:00 - 28 October, 2013
RIBA Future Trends Survey Indicates Stability for UK Profession, Courtesy of RIBA
Courtesy of RIBA

The latest Future Trends Survey, published by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), indicates both stability and optimism. The Future Trends Workload Index increased to +26, a rise of four balance points from August 2013, "building upon the steadily increasing positive trend" seen since the start of this year. The survey also shows evidence that "the growing optimism about an upturn in overall workloads is now widespread" throughout the UK.

Zaha Hadid to Design Sleuk Rith Institute in Cambodia

00:00 - 28 October, 2013
Zaha Hadid to Design Sleuk Rith Institute in Cambodia , Courtesy of Sleuk Rith Institute © Steve Double
Courtesy of Sleuk Rith Institute © Steve Double

The Documentation Center of Cambodia’s (DC-Cam) has commissioned Zaha Hadid to design the much-anticipated genocide studies institute in Phnom Penh. The new campus, known as the Sleuk Rith Institute, will serve as an extension of DC-Cam’s work as the country’s go-to archive for Khmer Rouge history as well as a leading center for genocide studies in Asia. Within a modest campus, the institute will house a “cross-section of pursuits,” including a genocide studies center, a school, a museum for memorial and education purposes, and more.

"Youk Chhang's vision is inspirational,” stated Zaha Hadid. “His brief for the Sleuk Rith Institute calls for beauty and an optimism for the future to heal and reconnect a country, with the Documentation Centre of Cambodia being key to that process."