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Tunnels Under London: the Largest Infrastructure Project in Europe

00:00 - 3 December, 2013
Tunnels Under London: the Largest Infrastructure Project in Europe, Crossrail western tunnels, December 2012. Image © Crossrail
Crossrail western tunnels, December 2012. Image © Crossrail

Crossrail, "the largest infrastructure project in Europe, costing more, for example, than the London Olympics", has been slowly winding it's way beneath London for years. Getting access to the labyrinthine collection of underground tunnels and volumes, Rowan Moore of The Observer says that - despite the superficial furore surrounding it - this £5 billion undertaking will eventually be worth it: alongside the tunnels and tracks will be three million square feet ("or about six Gherkins") of commercial development, and one million square feet of 'public realm'. 

Concoret Housing for the Elderly / Nomade Architects

01:00 - 3 December, 2013
© Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +19

9X9 Experimental House / YounghanChung Architects

01:00 - 3 December, 2013
9X9 Experimental House / YounghanChung Architects, © Kim Jaekyeong
© Kim Jaekyeong

© Kim Jaekyeong © Kim Jaekyeong © Kim Jaekyeong © Kim Jaekyeong +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Younghan Chung
  • Design Team

    Boram Kim
  • Structural Engineer

    Tisec Eng
  • Construction

    Seungwhan Ryu
  • Area

    93.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

35 housings units in Blagnac / Nicolas Laisné + Christophe Rousselle

01:00 - 3 December, 2013
35 housings units in Blagnac  / Nicolas Laisné + Christophe Rousselle, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +20

El Memorial de América Latina después del Incendio

00:00 - 3 December, 2013
El Memorial de América Latina después del Incendio, © Ricardo Matsukawa / Terra
© Ricardo Matsukawa / Terra

Después del incendio, el futuro del Memorial de América Latina de Oscar Niemeyer, es incierto.

De acuerdo con el presidente del Memorial, João Batista de Andrade, se está esperando que terminen las investigaciones del Departamento de Bomberos y la Policía antes de determinar qué acción se tomará: "Tenemos que saber cuál es el impacto del fuego en la estructura del edificio. Si tenemos que demoler, lamentablemente, tendrá que hacerse. Si la seguridad lo requiere, vamos a demoler".

Más detalles, después de la pausa...

© Átila Salviano Átila Salviano / vc repórter © Vagner Magalhães / Terra © Ricardo Matsukawa / Terra © Tedy Colombini / vc repórter +13

Tomas Koolhaas Releases Official 'REM' Trailer, Exclusive Interview with Kanye West

00:00 - 3 December, 2013

Los Angeles-based cinematographer Tomas Koolhaas is nearing completion of his highly anticipated film, REM. The feature length documentary, which focuses on the work of Tomas’ famed father, Rem Koolhaas, is the first architectural film to “comprehensively explore the human conditions in and around Rem Koolhaas' buildings from a ground level perspective.” Rather than lifeless still shots and long-winded, intellectual discourse, REM exposes the one thing that gives each building function and purpose: how it is used by people. 

So far, REM has been funded entirely by grants. However, in order for Tomas to collect the necessary funds to complete post-production, he has turned to you by launching a Kickstarter campaign.  

Watch REM's official trailer above, which follows a parkour expert as he moves through the Casa De Musica in Porto, and follow us after the break for Tomas’ exclusive interview with Kanye West, who comments on his work with OMA at the 2012 Cannes film festival

South Durras House / Fearns Studio

01:00 - 2 December, 2013
South Durras House / Fearns Studio, © Tom Ferguson
© Tom Ferguson

© Tom Ferguson © Tom Ferguson © Tom Ferguson © Tom Ferguson +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    South Durras, Australia
  • Project Team

    Matt Fearns
  • Builder

    RJ & JA Mates, Builders
  • Structural Engineer

    Andrew Derbidge – Partridge Structural Pty Ltd
  • Area

    219.8 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Tips: How to Archive Projects

00:00 - 2 December, 2013
Tips: How to Archive Projects, Courtesy of lineshapespace.com
Courtesy of lineshapespace.com

Archiving documents is serious business, though it often becomes a headache for those involved. When a project is finished, where do the specifications, drawings, and the rest of the data go? Luckily, Shaun Bryant, in his article for Lineshapespace, has tips for designers and architects on how to effectively go about the archiving process - giving insight on everything from the security of storage spaces to the legal demands of archiving. Check out his archiving tips here.

LEED v4: Better than the LEEDs that Came Before?

00:00 - 2 December, 2013
LEED v4: Better than the LEEDs that Came Before?, Las Vegas CityCentre, a LEED Gold complex. Image
Las Vegas CityCentre, a LEED Gold complex. Image

At the annual Greenbuild International Conference in Philadelphia last week, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) finally announced the latest version of LEED. Aiming to make a larger forward step than previous versions, LEED v4 is described by Rick Fedrizzi, the CEO and president of USGBC as a "quantum leap". But what are the key changes in the new LEED criteria, and what effect will they have? Furthermore, what problems have they yet to address? Read on to find out.

City Cemetery St. Martin / Heidl Architekten

01:00 - 2 December, 2013
City Cemetery St. Martin / Heidl Architekten, © Josef Pausch
© Josef Pausch

© Josef Pausch © Josef Pausch © Josef Pausch © Josef Pausch +8

Bang Brewing / Alchemy Architects

01:00 - 2 December, 2013
Bang Brewing / Alchemy Architects, © Geoffrey Warner
© Geoffrey Warner

© Geoffrey Warner © Geoffrey Warner © Geoffrey Warner © Geoffrey Warner +12

House in the Hills / Architectare

01:00 - 2 December, 2013
House in the Hills / Architectare, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Itaipava - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Flavia Quintanilha e Rodrigo Fernandes
  • Area

    704.0 m2
  • Photographs

Arena Pernambuco / Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

00:00 - 2 December, 2013
Arena Pernambuco / Fernandes Arquitetos Associados, © Lanik do Brasil
© Lanik do Brasil

Sotra Arena / Longva Arkitekter

01:00 - 2 December, 2013
Sotra Arena / Longva Arkitekter, © Ivan Brodey
© Ivan Brodey

© Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey +13

Wilshire / Einstein and Associates & Su Yenni

01:00 - 2 December, 2013
Wilshire / Einstein and Associates & Su Yenni, © Fernando Gomulya
© Fernando Gomulya

© Fernando Gomulya © Fernando Gomulya © Fernando Gomulya © Fernando Gomulya +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Collaborators

    Leo Einstein Franciscus & Su Yenni
  • Interior Designer

    Leo Einstein Franciscus & Su Yenni
  • Lighting

    Leo Einstein Franciscus & Su Yenni
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Cooper Union Students Campaign to Keep Architecture Education Free

00:00 - 2 December, 2013

With the news earlier this year that The Cooper Union in New York will, for the first time in 155 years, begin charging tuition fees to students in 2014, the existing students at its Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture are taking steps to ensure that it stays true to the meritocratic principles on which it was founded. To achieve this, they have launched the One Year Fund, an attempt to crowdsource $600,000 in order to cover the tuition fees of the incoming students in 2014.

Read more about the One Year Fund, and how it fits into the students' larger aims, after the break.

Red Pepper House / Urko Sanchez Architects

01:00 - 2 December, 2013
Red Pepper House / Urko Sanchez Architects, © Alberto Heras
© Alberto Heras

© Stevie Mann Courtesy of Urko Sanchez Architects Courtesy of Urko Sanchez Architects Courtesy of Urko Sanchez Architects +36

San Alberto Hurtado's Memorial / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos

01:00 - 2 December, 2013
San Alberto Hurtado's Memorial  / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos, © Sergio Pirrone
© Sergio Pirrone

© Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Padre Alberto Hurtado 1090, Estación Central, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Cristián Undurraga
  • Design Team

    Soledad Fernández
  • Area

    708.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs