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Neue Hamburger Terrassen / LAN

01:00 - 23 October, 2013
Neue Hamburger Terrassen / LAN, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +41

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hamburg, Germany
  • Team

    LAN (mandatory architects): Umberto Napolitano and Benoit Jallon, Sebastian Niemann (lead architect), Vincent Vaulot, Peter Balzer, RemiCarteron (competition). Franck Boutté Consultants (HEQ - competition), BASE (landscaping – competition), RaissiBidard (competition), KonerdingArchitekten (architects associated for the building process), Ingenieurbüro Schreyer (BET structure, energy), RMP Stephan Lenzen (coordinating landscape architects)
  • Area

    11000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Departamentos Teca / Lucio Muniain et al

01:00 - 23 October, 2013
Departamentos Teca / Lucio Muniain et al, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fuente de Las Pirámides 104, Lomas de Tecamachalco, 53950 Naucalpan, State of Mexico, Mexico
  • Contributors

    Lucio Muniain, Edgar Montes, Mario Hernández, Jorge Arroyo y Luis Valdez.
  • Structure

    MCH Ingeniería
  • Facilities

    Opción Ecológica
  • Area

    9018.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

How Would You Design Grand Avenue?

00:00 - 23 October, 2013
How Would You Design Grand Avenue?, Related Cos. rendering of a conceptual plan for a retail and residential complex across Grand Avenue. Image Courtesy of Related Cos., via LA Times
Related Cos. rendering of a conceptual plan for a retail and residential complex across Grand Avenue. Image Courtesy of Related Cos., via LA Times

"Will Grand Avenue finally turn around? Most likely not until they make it a two-way, add more trees, bike lanes, and pedestrian amenities. Buildings alone can’t do it, no matter how daring, novel (or expensive) the architecture." -- Guy Horton, The Indicator, "Ten Years Later, Has the Disney Concert Hall Made a Difference?"

The latest controversy surrounding the Grand Avenue re-design, the long-awaited project to develop the stretch of land east of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, is the re-instatement of Frank Gehry, a move which occurred after the city of LA rejected plans from mega-developers Related Cos. (designed by Gensler in collaboration with Robert A.M. Stern) for being "overly commercial."

Of course, while the Related Cos. plans may have failed to wow the city, the decision to bring Gehry back to the project hasn't exactly been embraced either. A must-see article in Zócalo Public Square asks four urban planning experts, "what would you do with Grand Avenue?" In his latest ArchDaily column, Guy Horton offers his opinion: any re-design must rely on activating life on the street-level, rather than on one architectural solution. Well, ArchDaily readers, now we'd like to know your thoughts on the matter.

Solar Decathlon 2013: Team Alberta Designs Modular Home for Remote Locations

01:00 - 23 October, 2013
Solar Decathlon 2013: Team Alberta Designs Modular Home for Remote Locations, Render. Image Courtesy of Team Alberta Solar Decathlon 2013
Render. Image Courtesy of Team Alberta Solar Decathlon 2013

From the architect. Borealis, Team Alberta’s entry to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013, addresses the housing needs of professionals working in remote locations. This modular house was designed in consideration of severe housing shortages and high housing costs driven by booming industries in northern Canada. Named after the iconic Northern Lights and lush Boreal forest, Borealis is designed to be sustainable and ecologically sensitive.

BIG's David Zahle Talks Sustainability

00:00 - 23 October, 2013

David Zahle, a partner at Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Lead Architect on the recently opened Danish National Maritime Museum, spoke to Mies. UK earlier this year. The practice, widely known for its creative approach to the issue of sustainability (sustainability should be experienced rather than hidden), recently won an an international competition to design a new Waste-to-Energy plant in Copenhagen. 

Read more and watch the interview after the break...

Giveaway: Win A Copy of 'Richard Meier & Partners Complete Works'

00:00 - 23 October, 2013
Giveaway: Win A Copy of 'Richard Meier & Partners Complete Works'

This year, Richard Meier & Partners are celebrating 50 years of a prolific architecture career. Last month, we featured a fantastic interview we had with Reynolds Logan, Bernhard Karpf, and Dukho Yeon, partners of RMP's NY office, where they mentioned Canal+ in Paris and the Weill Hall Laboratory among their favorite buildings.

The Latest App from GRAPHISOFT: BIMx Docs

00:00 - 23 October, 2013
The Latest App from GRAPHISOFT: BIMx Docs

GRAPHISOFT’s latest iPhone and iPad App, a companion to ArchiCAD, has just been released. The heart of the technology, designed for easy BIM project viewing, is the “Hyper-model,” which enables the full integration of 2D and 3D plans. This makes navigation not only more intuitive, but a magnitude smoother and faster than most other construction-related model or documentation viewer mobile apps.

Get a more detailed look at the technology in action, after the break...

Abercrombie & Fitch Building U / MJ Sagan Architecture

01:00 - 23 October, 2013
Abercrombie & Fitch Building U / MJ Sagan Architecture, © Michael Moran
© Michael Moran

© Michael Moran © Michael Moran © Michael Moran © Michael Moran +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    New Albany, OH, United States
  • Architect Of Record

    Meyers Welsh Architecture & Design
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

AnnaPhilipp_HouseL / Philipp Architekten

01:00 - 23 October, 2013
AnnaPhilipp_HouseL / Philipp Architekten, © Udo Geisler
© Udo Geisler

© Udo Geisler © Udo Geisler © Udo Geisler © Udo Geisler +41

Vinícola Cuna de Tierra / CCA Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica

00:00 - 23 October, 2013
Vinícola Cuna de Tierra / CCA Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica, © Estudio Urquiza
© Estudio Urquiza

© Estudio Urquiza © Estudio Urquiza © Estudio Urquiza © Estudio Urquiza +13

360° Building / Isay Weinfeld

01:00 - 23 October, 2013
360° Building / Isay Weinfeld, © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Project Manager

    Elena Scarabotolo
  • Design Team

    Gabriel Bicudo, Manoel Maia
  • Area

    2797.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

White Arkitekter Wins FAR ROC Design Competition

01:00 - 23 October, 2013
White Arkitekter Wins FAR ROC Design Competition , View from Pier. Image Courtesy of White Arkitekter
View from Pier. Image Courtesy of White Arkitekter

Stockholm-based White Arkitekter, along with partners ARUP and Gensler, has been announced as the winner of the two-phase “For a Resilient Rockaway” (FAR ROC) design competition in New York. Selected from a shortlist of four and an international pool of 117, White Arkitekter’s “untraditional” proposal aims to transform an 80-acre shoreline site in the Rockaways into a resilient and affordable community through a series of small interventions that can be tested, adjusted, or redesigned overtime during the development process.

Metropolitan Park South Access / Polidura Talhouk Arquitectos

01:00 - 23 October, 2013
Metropolitan Park South Access / Polidura Talhouk Arquitectos, © Marcos Mendizabal
© Marcos Mendizabal

© Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cerro Chena, San Bernardo, Santiago, Chile
  • Project Architects

    Antonio Polidura, Pablo Talhouk
  • Graphic Design

    Juan Polidura, Tomas Forteza
  • Project Area

    270.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photography

    Marcos Mendizabal, Courtesy of Poliudra Talhouk

Kyushu Geibunkan / Kengo Kuma & Associates

01:00 - 23 October, 2013
Kyushu Geibunkan / Kengo Kuma & Associates, © Kengo Kuma & Associates
© Kengo Kuma & Associates

© Kengo Kuma & Associates © Kengo Kuma & Associates © Kengo Kuma & Associates © Kengo Kuma & Associates +45

Ipam Environmental Graphic Design / P-06 Atelier

01:00 - 23 October, 2013
© IADE
© IADE
  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Nuno Gusmão (Creative Director), Mário Videira (Designer)
  • Area

    4200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© IADE © IADE © IADE © IADE +14

AD Classics: Walt Disney Concert Hall / Frank Gehry

01:00 - 23 October, 2013
AD Classics: Walt Disney Concert Hall / Frank Gehry, © Gehry Partners, LLP
© Gehry Partners, LLP

Completed October 23, 2003, The Walt Disney Concert Hall celebrates its tenth anniversary today. Home to the LA Philharmonic, it has received wide acclaim for its excellent acoustics and distinctive architecture. In the decade since its opening, the hall's sweeping, metallic surfaces have become associated with Frank Gehry’s signature style.

© 2012 Carlos Eduardo Seo - www.carlosseo.com. Used with permission. © Matt Blanchard © Gehry Partners, LLP © 2012 Carlos Eduardo Seo - www.carlosseo.com. Used with permission. +26

Gehry and Foster Selected to Regenerate Battersea Power Station

00:00 - 23 October, 2013
Gehry and Foster Selected to Regenerate Battersea Power Station , Courtesy of Battersea Power Station Development Company
Courtesy of Battersea Power Station Development Company

Gehry Partners and Foster + Partners have been selected to design phase three of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment project in London. Together, the prestigious duo will design a retail pedestrian street that will link the power station to the new Northern Line extension. In addition to this, each practice will design a residential building along the avenue, which will be Gehry’s first residential project in London. 

“Our goal is to help create a neighborhood and a place for people to live that respects the iconic Battersea Power Station while connecting it into the broader fabric of the city,” Gehry stated. “We hope to create a design that is uniquely London, that respects and celebrates the historical vernacular of the city.”

Wasserwerk Andritz / hohensinn architektur

01:00 - 23 October, 2013
© Paul Ott photografiert
© Paul Ott photografiert

© Paul Ott photografiert © Paul Ott photografiert © Paul Ott photografiert © Paul Ott photografiert +14