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Peace Pavilion / Atelier Zündel Cristea

01:00 - 16 June, 2013
Peace Pavilion / Atelier Zündel Cristea, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Museum Gardens, London E2, UK
  • Constructor

    TP Arquitectura i Construccio Tèxtil
  • Exhibition Period

    May/June 2013
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +13

Name Observatory, Birdwatching Circuit / Mauricio Orlando Rojas Riquelme

01:00 - 16 June, 2013
Name Observatory, Birdwatching Circuit / Mauricio Orlando Rojas Riquelme, © Mauricio O. Rojas Riquelme
© Mauricio O. Rojas Riquelme

© Mauricio O. Rojas Riquelme © Mauricio O. Rojas Riquelme © Mauricio O. Rojas Riquelme © Mauricio O. Rojas Riquelme +40

Taichung Cultural City Center Competition Entry / de Architekten Cie.

01:00 - 16 June, 2013
Taichung Cultural City Center Competition Entry / de Architekten Cie., Courtesy of de Architekten Cie.
Courtesy of de Architekten Cie.

The proposal for the Taichung Cultural City Center by de Architekten Cie. is composed of a well-defined system of voids as the museum and the library are designed as a flexible structure to be able to follow frequent changes in museum and library philosophy. Lifts and escalators are built into both buildings to provide an indubitable vertical communication and an evident orientation for future visitors. More images and architects' description after the break.

'Redesigning Detroit: A New Vision for an Iconic Site' Competition Entry / Various Architects

01:00 - 16 June, 2013
'Redesigning Detroit: A New Vision for an Iconic Site' Competition Entry / Various Architects, Courtesy of Chung Whan Park, Terry Park, Jeong Jun Song, Hyuntek Yoon, Kyung Jae Yu
Courtesy of Chung Whan Park, Terry Park, Jeong Jun Song, Hyuntek Yoon, Kyung Jae Yu

The mission in the proposal, titled ‘The Grand Opening,’ for the Redesigning Detroit: A New Vision for an Iconic Site competition is to create a vision for a 24/7 timeless, vibrant and walk-able urban neighborhood in downtown Detroit with a catalytic impact on the retail activities of Woodward Avenue Corridor.  Designed by Chung Whan Park, Terry Park, Jeong Jun Song, Hyuntek Yoon and Kyung Jae Yu, The Grand Opening will connect the different contexts of the existing urban settings and bring every hour of excitement, crowd and memorable identity to the street life of downtown Detroit. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Twitterverse responds to Pritzker's Rejection of Denise Scott Brown Petition

00:00 - 16 June, 2013

We have rounded up some of the reactions to this afternoon's news that Denise Scott Brown would not retroactively receive recognition for the Pritzker Prize that her husband, Robert Venturi, won in 1991.

Read more after the break...

Facades+ Performance Workshop

00:00 - 15 June, 2013
Facades+ Performance Workshop, Courtesy of Mode Lab
Courtesy of Mode Lab

Presented by The Architect's Newspaper and enclos, Mode Lab recently announced their upcoming Facades+ Performance Symposium in San Francisco taking place July11-12. The event consists of hands-on instruction by industry experts in a small, one-on-one, classroom setting. These workshops will provide professionals and academics with the skills and knowledge to work with cutting edge technologies in a fast-paced and intensive environment. The workshop will explore the use of Grasshopper, Firefly and Arduino as creative and technical tools in the design, simulation and prototyping of intelligent building skins. For more information, please visit here.

Craiova Football Stadium Proposal / Proiect Bucuresti

01:00 - 15 June, 2013
Craiova Football Stadium Proposal / Proiect Bucuresti, Courtesy of Proiect Bucuresti
Courtesy of Proiect Bucuresti

Dedicated to football and designed by Proiect Bucuresti, the new 40,000-seat Craiova stadium will replace the existing "Ion Oblemenco" stadium on the site in Romania. As a tribute to the Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi, the form of the main roof lines were inspired by his work entitled "Miss Pogany". The external volume obtained is expressive in daylight and the enhancement of architectural lighting at night will emphasize the building when viewed from the center of the town. The building will be iconic in the city and will be, along with other components of the sports complex, a modern insertion that will boost the development of the local area. More images and architects' description after the break.

'Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line' Film Screening

00:00 - 15 June, 2013
'Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line' Film Screening

Taking place this Thursday, June 20th, at 7:00pm EST, Van Alen Books welcomes Diller Scofidio + Renfro for a film screening of 'Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line.' The 54-minute documentary offers insights into the firm’s history, completed projects, and unique process of re-imagining the public identities of two major New York urban spaces. The film includes commentary from the architects as well as interviews with New York City planning commissioner Amanda Burden, as well as several critics and theorists. Before the film, Liz Diller and Ric Scofidio will join directors Muffie Dunn and Tom Piper for a conversation about their work, moderated by VAI executive director David Van der Leer. More more information on the event, please visit here.

"How Our Cities Are Shaping Us" Infographic

00:00 - 15 June, 2013
"How Our Cities Are Shaping Us" Infographic, © Chris Yoon; http://www.behance.net/chrisyoon
© Chris Yoon; http://www.behance.net/chrisyoon

Architects and city planners are becoming more and more familiar with the health effects of our built environment.  This to-the-point infographic designed by Chris Yoon cites a few ways in which mid-20th century city planning trends have contributed to a growing obesity problem in the United States.  This data has alarmed scientists, planners and city officials into stressing the importance of redesigning the physical spaces so as to encourage physical activity and healthy choices.

More after the break.

12 Maisons de Ville / Agence Bernard Bühler

01:00 - 15 June, 2013
12 Maisons de Ville / Agence Bernard Bühler, © Vincent Monthiers
© Vincent Monthiers

© Vincent Monthiers © Vincent Monthiers © Vincent Monthiers © Vincent Monthiers +12

Pellegari / Agence Bernard Bühler

01:00 - 15 June, 2013
Pellegari / Agence Bernard Bühler, © Vincent Monthiers
© Vincent Monthiers

Courtesy of Agence Bernard Bühler © Vincent Monthiers © Vincent Monthiers © Vincent Monthiers +21

Manhattan Court Residence / Hanna Gabriel Wells Architects

01:00 - 15 June, 2013
Manhattan Court Residence / Hanna Gabriel Wells Architects, © Larry Stanley
© Larry Stanley
  • Architects

  • Location

    San Diego, California, USA
  • Design Team

    James Gabriel, Chris Johns, Adrienne Gabriel
  • Client/Owner

    Miyo and Mitchell Reff
  • General Contractor

    RGB Group Inc.
  • Structural Engineer

    Mike Suprenant & Associates
  • Landscape Architect

    Jaime Lievers
  • Area

    4320.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Larry Stanley © Larry Stanley © Larry Stanley © Larry Stanley +13

Child Education Center / Planta33 Arquitectura. Rodrigo Muñoz García

01:00 - 15 June, 2013
Child Education Center / Planta33 Arquitectura. Rodrigo Muñoz García, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +35

Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

01:00 - 15 June, 2013
© Tom Arban
© Tom Arban

© Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban +24

In Progress: Porter School / Axelrod-Grobman Architects + NCArchitects + Geotectura

01:00 - 15 June, 2013

What Does the New Apple Store in San Francisco Say About Commercial Architecture?

00:00 - 15 June, 2013
What Does the New Apple Store in San Francisco Say About Commercial Architecture?, Rendering of the proposed Apple Store in Union Square
Rendering of the proposed Apple Store in Union Square

This past May, Apple filed plans to close its existing flagship retail store at 1 Stockton Street in San Francisco and move it three blocks north to one of the city's most popular spots: Union Square. This plan was met with enthusiasm from city officials until they realized that Apple and the store's architects at Foster + Partners were disregarding a beloved bronze folk art fountain by San Francisco sculptor Ruth Asawa that currently occupies the site. Many have also criticized the store's design for being a characterless box of metal and glass that contributes nothing unique to the local landscape, raising awareness of a commercial architecture defined more and more by trademark and less and less by its surroundings.

More on Apple's proposal in San Francisco and the problems of trademarked design after the break.

'FitNation' Exhibition

00:00 - 15 June, 2013
'FitNation' Exhibition, Red Swing Project / University of Texas at Austin Architecture Students / © Blake Gordon
Red Swing Project / University of Texas at Austin Architecture Students / © Blake Gordon

From Brooklyn to the Bronx, from San Antonio to Cincinnati, communities and organizations across the United States are tackling heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases with a dose of powerful medicine: active design. Organized by AIA New York, with the Center for Architecture, their groundbreaking 'FitNation' exhibition. brings together for the first time 33 projects in 15 states and the District of Columbia that showcase the ways design, policy, and grassroots strategies are promoting physical activity as part of daily life. The event began this week and concludes on August 8. More images and information on the exhibition after the break.

Light Houses. Young Nordic Architecture Exhibition

00:00 - 14 June, 2013
Light Houses. Young Nordic Architecture Exhibition, Boathouse by TYIN tegnestue / © Pasi Aalto
Boathouse by TYIN tegnestue / © Pasi Aalto

The Museum of Finnish Architecture’s summer exhibition, 'Light Houses.Young Nordic Architecture' is a two-part showing of contemporary work by young Nordic architects taking place now until September 22. Thirty-two architects from Finland, Sweden and Norway – all born after 1962, the year the pavilion was designed – were invited to design a sculptural piece that both complements the modernist vocabulary of Fehn’s pavilion and encapsulates their office’s philosophy of architecture in a 3D form of pre-specified dimensions. More information on the exhibition after the break.