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Yongjia World Trade Centre / UNStudio

01:00 - 19 July, 2013
Yongjia World Trade Centre / UNStudio, Courtesy of UNStudio
Courtesy of UNStudio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Wenzhou, China
  • Architects in Charge

    Ben van Berkel, Astrid Piber
  • Design Team

    Hannes Pfau, Ger Gijzen, Juliane Maier, Martin Zangerl and Sontaya Bluangtook, Amanda Chan, Albert Gnodde, Jan Kokol, Patrik Noome, Mo Lai, Jan Rehders, René Rijkers, Stefano Rocchetti, Shuang Zhang
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of UNStudio

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House-K / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates

01:00 - 19 July, 2013
House-K / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates, © Koji Sakai
© Koji Sakai

© Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai +20

Doppio Hotel and Offices / ArchitekturConsult

01:00 - 18 July, 2013
© Franz Ebner
© Franz Ebner
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rennweg 99, 1030 Wien
  • Architect in Charge

    Johannes Weigl
  • Design Team

    Alejandro Corena, Elisabeth Eder, DI Isabel Zapata-Sanchez
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Franz Ebner © Franz Ebner © Franz Ebner © Franz Ebner +44

Social Housing in Sa Pobla / RIPOLLTIZON

01:00 - 18 July, 2013
© José Hevia
© José Hevia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Majorca Island, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Pep Ripoll - Juan Miguel Tizón
  • Area

    2498.7 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +16

Plaza Internacional / Gracia Studio

01:00 - 18 July, 2013
Plaza Internacional / Gracia Studio, © Luis García
© Luis García
  • Architect Office

  • Location

    Ensenada, Baja California, México
  • Principal

    Jorge Gracia García
  • Collaborators

    Javier Gracia, Valeria Peraza
  • Construction

    Gracia Studio
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Luis García

© Luis García © Luis García © Luis García © Luis García +16

How Engineering the Serpentine Almost Brought AECOM's Computers to a Halt

00:00 - 18 July, 2013
How Engineering the Serpentine Almost Brought AECOM's Computers to a Halt, © Danica Kus
© Danica Kus

AECOM has published an article detailing the way they helped engineer this year’s Serpentive Pavilion. “A typical building might have between 1-2,000 such steel supports, and it’s estimated that the Eiffel Tower has just over 18,000 steel struts, but the Serpentine’s new pavilion has over 26,000 – each one working hard to lend form and strength…The level of detail nearly brought AECOM’s computer systems to a halt. In fact a system upgrade was required to manage the information.” On AECOM’s website you can read more about the challenges of lighting and fireproofing Fujimoto's complicated structure.

OMA Wins Miami Beach Convention Center

00:00 - 18 July, 2013
OMA Wins Miami Beach Convention Center, © OMA
© OMA

After months of competition, debate, and quite a fair share of controversy (from the Miami politiicans that is), OMA and South Beach ACE have beaten BIG to win the Miami Beach Convention Center masterplan. 

Despite the last-ditch efforts of the Miami politicians to keep the drama going (including a presentation on the supposed superiority of the BIG plan, due to time-sensitivity and cost-efficiency) and even the surprising revelation that negotiations with the teams had been taped (we assume to monitor corruption, as accusations of back-handed deals have haunted the vote), the Miami Commissioners approved the South Beach ACE team over the Portman-CMC team (with BIG) in a five to two vote

The 52 acre mixed-used development will not only include an iconic new convention center and hotel, but will revitalize this underutilized area of Miami Beach with a network of undulating, green spaces that integrate into Miami's urban fabric. As OMA Partner-in-charge of the project, Shohei Shigematsu, and Rem Koolhaas said in a statement: "We are thrilled to be chosen to develop one of the most significant urban districts in the US. Our design will reintegrate Miami's vital convention center with its neighbors, offering new facilities as well as amplifying the character of this exciting city."

Last month we interviewed Shohei Shigematsu about the Miami Project. Check out that interview, as well as a short video of the proposal itself, after the break...

BESTIE / Scott and Scott Architects

01:00 - 18 July, 2013
Courtesy of Scott and Scott Architects
Courtesy of Scott and Scott Architects

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10 East Road / Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

01:00 - 18 July, 2013
© Chris Gascoigne
© Chris Gascoigne

© Chris Gascoigne © Chris Gascoigne © Chris Gascoigne © Chris Gascoigne +26

House in Yamakawa / Naoko Horibe

01:00 - 18 July, 2013
House in Yamakawa / Naoko Horibe, ©  Kaori Ichikawa
© Kaori Ichikawa

©  Kaori Ichikawa ©  Kaori Ichikawa ©  Kaori Ichikawa ©  Kaori Ichikawa +14

AD Classics: The Kyoto International Conference Center / Sachio Otani

01:00 - 18 July, 2013
AD Classics: The Kyoto International Conference Center / Sachio Otani, Photo by Christopher via flickr.com/photos/identity-chris-is. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
Photo by Christopher via flickr.com/photos/identity-chris-is. Used under Creative Commons

The International conference center in Kyoto is a geometric megastructure of exposed, reinforced concrete designed by Japanese architect Sachio Otani in 1963. Although relatively unknown, the Center is a unique, Modern masterpiece that re-interprets traditional Japanese architecture and asserts itself powerfully into its peaceful, natural surroundings. 

Read more after the break...

The main conference hall, via www.congre.co.jp Photo by satti07 via flickr.com/photos/satti07. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a> Photo by Gili Merin Photo by Gili Merin +11

House in Chayagasaka / Tetsuo Kondo Architects

01:00 - 18 July, 2013
House in Chayagasaka / Tetsuo Kondo Architects, ©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Ken’ichi Suzuki © Ken’ichi Suzuki ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan +18

PALÄON / Holzer Kobler Architekturen

01:00 - 18 July, 2013
PALÄON / Holzer Kobler Architekturen, Courtesy of Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Courtesy of Holzer Kobler Architekturen
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lange Trift 1, 38364 Schöningen, Germany
  • Area

    4090.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Holzer Kobler Architekturen

Courtesy of Holzer Kobler Architekturen Courtesy of Holzer Kobler Architekturen Courtesy of Holzer Kobler Architekturen Courtesy of Holzer Kobler Architekturen +12

The Tower House / Gluck+

01:00 - 18 July, 2013
The Tower House / Gluck+, © Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol

© Paul Warchol Courtesy of Gluck+ © Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Upstate, New York, United States
  • Project Team

    Peter L. Gluck, Thomas Gluck, David Hecht, Marisa Kolodny, A.B. Moburg-Davis
  • Area

    2545.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

UNStudio Wins Yongjia World Trade Center Competition in Wenzhou

00:00 - 18 July, 2013
UNStudio Wins Yongjia World Trade Center Competition in Wenzhou, © moka-studio
© moka-studio

Dutch architecture firm UNStudio has announced that their proposal for the Yongjia World Trade Center Competition has been selected as the winning entry. Unlike the typical world trade center—which usually represents only a concentration business or financial programs—UNStudio has incorporated recreational and cultural facilities and residential units into their plan. For the site in the riverside city of Wenzhou, located in the southeastern Zhejiang province of China, UNStudio identified the driving force behind the project as the "notion of precious objects on a tray...where the continuous podium landscape occupies the entire site and serves as a tray-like, green plain for the towers."

The Images of Architects / Valerio Olgiati

01:00 - 18 July, 2013

Ask Richard Rogers Anything (For One Hour Only)

00:00 - 18 July, 2013
Ask Richard Rogers Anything (For One Hour Only), © 2013 Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners LLP
© 2013 Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners LLP

Tomorrow (July 19th) at 1pm GMT, The Guardian will be hosting a live webchat with renowned English architect Richard Rogers. The soon to be 80-year old has already begun celebrating with a retrospective exhibition on his work at the Royal Academy. You can keep the Rogers-fest going by heading to The Guardian's site and posting your questions in the comments section. The next day, you'll be able to see responses from the architect himself. So, what would you ask Rogers? 

Xuhui Binjian Media City 188S-G-1 Tower and Podium Winning Proposal / Aedas

01:00 - 18 July, 2013
Xuhui Binjian Media City 188S-G-1 Tower and Podium Winning Proposal / Aedas, Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Aedas recently won the competition to design Xuhui Binjian Media City 188S-G-1 Tower and Podium with their very dynamic and unique shaped proposal. Located in Shanghai, their tower begins with an extruded rectangular plan, and independent from the podium, meets the ground to allow circulation around its base. More images and architects’ description after the break.