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Jakub Szczesny's Keret House Open for Residence

00:00 - 20 August, 2013
Jakub Szczesny's Keret House Open for Residence, © Polish Modern Art Foundation / Bartek Warzecha
© Polish Modern Art Foundation / Bartek Warzecha

Would you ever want live in the Keret House - the world's skinniest dwelling - in WarsawPoland? Well, now's your chance. The Polish Modern Art Foundation has announced an open call for resident applications to artists (under age 35) practicing in the fields of architecture, visual arts, literature, music or film. If selected, artists will have the opportunity to live in the Keret House for up to 21 days to realize a project of their own design. The residency aims to foster individual artistic expression, promote creative exchange, and expose artists to the cultural environment of Poland while offering them the chance to experience what many believe to be an "impossible architecture." See if you are eligible to apply here

La Cucineria / Noses Architects

00:00 - 20 August, 2013
La Cucineria / Noses Architects, © Vito Corvasce
© Vito Corvasce

© Vito Corvasce © Vito Corvasce © Vito Corvasce © Vito Corvasce +15

Public Folly - Water Tower Renovation / META - Project

00:00 - 20 August, 2013
Public Folly - Water Tower Renovation / META - Project, © Chen Su
© Chen Su

© Chen Su © Chen Su © Chen Su © Chen Su +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shenyang, Liaoning, China
  • Design Team

    Wang Shuo, Zhang Jing, Chang Qianqian, Huang Limiao, Lin Changyan, Tang Heng
  • Client

    China VANKE Co., Ltd.
  • Area

    30.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Atriumhaus am Waldrand / Kleboth Lindinger Dollnig

01:00 - 20 August, 2013
Atriumhaus am Waldrand / Kleboth Lindinger Dollnig, Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett
Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett

Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett +18

Aguas Claras House / Ramon Coz + Benjamin Ortiz

01:00 - 20 August, 2013
Aguas Claras House / Ramon Coz + Benjamin Ortiz, © Sergio Pirrone
© Sergio Pirrone

© Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone +39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cachagua, Zapallar, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Constructor

    Gabriel Christensen
  • Structural Engineer

    Fernando Izzo
  • Plot Area

    5000 m2
  • Area

    400 m2
  • Year

    2009
  • Photography

Code Black Coffee / Zwei Interiors Architecture

00:00 - 20 August, 2013
Code Black Coffee / Zwei Interiors Architecture, © Michael Kai
© Michael Kai

© Michael Kai © Michael Kai © Michael Kai © Michael Kai +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia
  • Builder

    Four Seasons Commercial Interiors
  • Lighting

    Volker Haug
  • Client

    Cafenatics Group
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Urban Fragment: Jose Oubrerie’s Miller House

01:00 - 19 August, 2013
Urban Fragment: Jose Oubrerie’s Miller House, © Samuel Ludwig
© Samuel Ludwig

This article was written by Seattle-based designer and critic Evan Chakroff

Lexington Kentucky’s Miller House is a built manifesto: an ambitious proposal for the future of suburbia in an age of unprecedented urbanization. Despite its pedigree – designed and built by Le Corbusier protégé José Oubrerie – and despite its (appropriate) selection as a “masterwork” by Kenneth Frampton, the project remains somewhat unknown and the architect underappreciated.

The house should absolutely occupy a place in the canon of great residential architecture. The complex composition alone should inspire myriad formal readings, but more importantly the house represents a model for communal life amid continuously-shifting family structures. It’s a radical rejection of a suburban lifestyle that has become socially, economically, and culturally unsustainable. 

Designing the Final Frontier

01:00 - 19 August, 2013
Designing the Final Frontier, © NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
© NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

Three months ago, Commander Chris Hadfield captured the attention of millions by recording a cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity - entirely on board the International Space Station. The video was the culmination of five months of social media efforts to raise awareness and interest in current space programs worldwide, and it certainly seems that Hadfield succeeded in piquing the interest of at least a few future astronauts.

But for architects, something else probably stands out in the video: the ISS seems an extremely clinical and uncomfortable environment to live in for five months. The reasons for this are obvious: it is a highly controlled engineered environment; sending luxuries into orbit is expensive; the astronauts are there to work, and after all they are trained to cope in stressful and uncomfortable environments. However, with proposals for longer missions, such as a manned trip to Mars, as well as the continued promise of commercial spaceflight on the horizon, the design of living spaces outside of our own planet may soon become an issue which architects must get involved in.

Read on to find out about the challenges of architecture in space, after the break.

Future Uncertain for Daniel Libeskind's Maze Peace Centre

00:00 - 19 August, 2013
Future Uncertain for Daniel Libeskind's Maze Peace Centre, Courtesy of Studio Daniel Libeskind
Courtesy of Studio Daniel Libeskind

After initially getting the go-ahead earlier this year, the design for the Maze Peace Centre in Northern Ireland, designed by Daniel Libeskind in collaboration with McAdam Architects, was dealt a major blow last week, when First Minister of Northern Ireland Peter Robinson retracted his support for the controversial building, saying that it would be wrong to continue with the build without achieving a consensus.

Read on after the break to find out more about the controversy.

The Olnick Spanu House / Alberto Campo Baeza

01:00 - 19 August, 2013
The Olnick Spanu House / Alberto Campo Baeza, © Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas

Courtesy of Alberto Campo Baeza © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Garrison, NY, United States
  • Project Manager

    Miguel Garcia-Quismondo
  • Area

    900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

    Javier Callejas, Courtesy of Alberto Campo Baeza

River Hull Footbridge / McDowell + Benedetti

00:00 - 19 August, 2013
River Hull Footbridge / McDowell + Benedetti, © Timothy Soar
© Timothy Soar

© Timothy Soar © Timothy Soar © Timothy Soar © Timothy Soar +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hull, United Kingdom
  • Main Contractor

    Qualter Hall
  • Structural Consultants

    Alan Baxter Associates
  • M&E Engineer

    Qualter Hall
  • Lighting Consultant

    Sutton Vane Associates
  • Landscape Architect

    Grontmij
  • Public Art/Sound

    Nayan Kulkarni, NK Projects (UK) Ltd
  • Civil Design

    HBPW LLP
  • Civils - Bridge

    A Torn Construction
  • Civils - Landscaping

    Jackson Civil Engineering
  • Photographs

Acoustic Alchemy / hyla architects

01:00 - 19 August, 2013
Acoustic Alchemy / hyla architects, © Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell +10

The Bloomberg Years: Reshaping New York

00:00 - 19 August, 2013
The Bloomberg Years: Reshaping New York, Courtesy of NYTimes
Courtesy of NYTimes

Since Mayor Bloomberg took office in 2001, the fabric of New York City has been in constant flux. In just 12 years, Bloomberg has lead an effort to rezone 37 percent of the city to create opportunities for high-density growth, as well as aided the construction 40,000 new buildings and 450 miles of bike lanes. Putting these efforts in perspective, the New York Times has released the interactive feature “Reshaping New York” that compares statistics with drastic ‘before and after’ comparisons. Check it out and read our report on Bloomberg’s lasting affect on the Empire State here

Urban Current[s] Competition Entry / L+CC + Taller 301 + openfabric

01:00 - 19 August, 2013
Urban Current[s] Competition Entry / L+CC + Taller 301 + openfabric, Courtesy of L+CC + Taller 301 + openfabric
Courtesy of L+CC + Taller 301 + openfabric

A conceptual framework for the development of the city of Medellin, the Urban Current[s] competition proposal by L+CC (Land+Civilization Compositions), Taller 301, and openfabric considers it important to think of the river territory beyond a simple design of public space. Instead, this is seen as the opportunity to re-structure and establish a framework for the future development of Medellín. Their approach creates new principles for the development of the city by using all available resources (natural, social, economic, political, and cultural) to link the city with its history, its ecology, and the movement of people in the territory. More images and architects' description after the break.

El Ray / Simon Conder Associates

01:00 - 19 August, 2013
El Ray / Simon Conder Associates, Courtesy of Simon Conder Associates
Courtesy of Simon Conder Associates

Courtesy of Simon Conder Associates Courtesy of Simon Conder Associates Courtesy of Simon Conder Associates Courtesy of Simon Conder Associates +13

St Mary's Infant School / Jessop and Cook Architects

01:00 - 19 August, 2013
St Mary's Infant School / Jessop and Cook Architects, © Nikhilesh Haval
© Nikhilesh Haval

© Nikhilesh Haval © Nikhilesh Haval © Nikhilesh Haval © Nikhilesh Haval +15

Douglas Street / Wolveridge Architects

01:00 - 19 August, 2013
Douglas Street / Wolveridge Architects, © Ben Hosking
© Ben Hosking

© Ben Hosking © Ben Hosking © Ben Hosking © Ben Hosking +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Douglas Street, Toorak , Australia
  • Practice Team

    Jerry Wolveridge, Tjeerd van der Vliet, Sina Petzold
  • Builder and Construction Manager

    Smart and Cain
  • Structural/Civil Engineer

    Coulthard Shim
  • Building Surveyor

    Nepean Building Permits
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Daxinganling Culture and Sports Center / Had Architects

00:00 - 19 August, 2013
Daxinganling Culture and Sports Center / Had Architects, © Tang Jiajun
© Tang Jiajun

© Tang Jiajun © Tang Jiajun © Tang Jiajun © Tang Jiajun +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jagdaqi, Da Hinggan Ling, Heilongjiang, China
  • Design Team

    Tang Jiajun, Luo Peng, Ji Qiang ,Wang Conglong
  • Area

    26360.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs