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Machine in a Box / Luce Et Studio

01:00 - 2 May, 2014
Machine in a Box / Luce Et Studio, © Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera

© Paul Rivera © Paul Rivera © Paul Rivera © Paul Rivera +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    9800 Campus Point Drive, San Diego, CA 92121, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Jennifer Luce Principal
  • Design Team

    Jennifer Luce, Ann Worth, Adam Grove
  • Area

    5000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Registration Now Open for the 2014 Sukkahville Design Competition

01:00 - 2 May, 2014
Registration Now Open for the 2014 Sukkahville Design Competition , Ombres Lumineuses. Image Courtesy of Sukkahville Design Competition
Ombres Lumineuses. Image Courtesy of Sukkahville Design Competition

Registration is now open for the fourth annual Sukkahville Design Competition. The open competition challenges entrants to re-imagine the traditional Sukkah. All finalists will be invited to construct their designs on the Nathan Philips Square in front of Toronto’s City Hall for the week-long holiday of Sukkot.

Find out how to enter and continue after the break to view the winners of 2013... 

Castelão Arena / Vigliecca & Associados

01:00 - 2 May, 2014
Castelão Arena / Vigliecca & Associados, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti Courtesy of Vigliecca & Associados © Ricardo Correa © Leonardo Finotti +64

  • Architects

  • Location

    Av. Alberto Craveiro, 2901 - Castelão, Fortaleza - CE, Brazil
  • Project Management

    Héctor Vigliecca, Luciene Quel e Ronald Werner
  • Resident Architect

    Fernanda Trotti
  • Team

    Neli Shimizu, Carolina Bertoldi, Bianca Riotto, Fabio Pittas, Hernani Paiva, Kelly Bozzato, Luiz Marino, Mayara Christ, Pedro Ichimaru, Rafael Alcantara, Paulo Serra (administration), Luci Maie (administration)
  • Area

    162600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

From the Desert to the City: An Interview with Wendell Burnette

00:00 - 2 May, 2014
From the Desert to the City: An Interview with Wendell Burnette, © Bill Timmerman
© Bill Timmerman

Since childhood, growing up on a farm outside of Nashville, Wendell Burnette has been inspired by nature; indeed, the amplification of the natural site has highlighted his body of work. In the following question and answer by Guy Horton of Metropolis Magazine, the Pheonix-based architect speaks about memories, inspiration and experience. 

Wendell Burnette’s journey through architecture has taken him from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, where he has designed a type of architecture that resonates with the power of natural surroundings. It has also taken him to one of the world’s fastest growing cities, Phoenix, Arizona, where his practice, Wendell Burnette Architects, is based and where he calls home. More recently it has brought him to Los Angeles where he is the current Nancy M. & Edward D. Fox Urban Design Critic at the USC School of Architecture. He is also Professor of Practice at The Design School at Arizona State University's Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts.

I spoke with Burnette about his approach to architecture, the importance of direct experience, and the meaning behind his current USC studio, “Earth Curvature”.

Casa Isabel / Marcelo Magalhães + Paulo Silvestre

01:00 - 2 May, 2014
Casa Isabel / Marcelo Magalhães + Paulo Silvestre, © Inês d'Orey
© Inês d'Orey

© Inês d'Orey © Inês d'Orey © Inês d'Orey © Inês d'Orey +12

Sold! 100 Design Relics from Niemeyer, Le Corbusier, FLW and More

00:00 - 2 May, 2014
Sold! 100 Design Relics from Niemeyer, Le Corbusier, FLW and More, Alvar Aalto: Early cantilevered armchair with stepped base, model no. 31, designed for the Tuberculosis Sanatorium, Paimio, 1929-1933 (Sold for £23,750). Image Courtesy of Phillips
Alvar Aalto: Early cantilevered armchair with stepped base, model no. 31, designed for the Tuberculosis Sanatorium, Paimio, 1929-1933 (Sold for £23,750). Image Courtesy of Phillips

UPDATE: The auction has concluded and more than £5.6 million was made. Find out how much the famous, architect-designed relics went for after the break.

Next week, a rare collection of over 100 relics designed by some of architecture’s most significant practitioners from the last two centuries will be auctioned off at the Phillip’s in London. Ranging from a full-scale paper tea house by this year’s Pritzker laureate Shigeru Ban to the Peacock chair designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Tokyo’s Imperial Hotel, the items being showcased and sold are an ode to the ideas in which have had a profound impact on our built environment. 

An exhibition of the items, appropriately titled “The Architect,” is already underway, prior to the auction on April 29. 

Works by Gerrit Rietveld, Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer are all available for purchase. Read on for a preview of the highlighted items...

HTA Design to Lead Regeneration of Aylesbury Estate in London

00:00 - 2 May, 2014
HTA Design to Lead Regeneration of Aylesbury Estate in London, View of the first phase of the development. Image Courtesy of HTA Design
View of the first phase of the development. Image Courtesy of HTA Design

Developer Notting Hill Housing Trust have selected HTA Design to lead the regeneration of London's infamous Aylesbury Estate. HTA will work on the masterplan for the entire site, and have also been selected as the lead architects for the first stage of the , working alongside Hawkins Brown and Mae Architects.

The £1.5 billion redevelopment will see the iconic post-war estate torn down and reconstructed in stages over the next 20 years, with different architects working on the detail design for each stage. In total the masterplan provides for 4,200 homes, a significant increase over the 2,704 in the existing estate.

Read on for more on the Aylesbury Estate and its regeneration

Open House / Architects EAT

01:00 - 2 May, 2014
Open House / Architects EAT, © James Coombe
© James Coombe

© James Coombe © James Coombe © James Coombe © James Coombe +35

Wilson Architects Tapped to Design MIT Hub for Nanoscale Research

01:00 - 2 May, 2014
Wilson Architects Tapped to Design MIT Hub for Nanoscale Research, MIT.nano and the courtyard looking northeast from Building 4. Image © Wilson Architects Inc.
MIT.nano and the courtyard looking northeast from Building 4. Image © Wilson Architects Inc.

Boston-based practice Wilson Architects has been commissioned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to design a state-of-the-art research hub for nanoscience and nanotechnology: MIT.nano. Centrally located at the heart of MIT, the new glass-encased, four-story structure will house two floors of high-performance cleanrooms, as well as imaging and prototyping facilities that are all designed to foster innovation through cross-discipline collaboration. 

Refurbishment and Extension of the Lonja de Vilanova de Arousa / 2C Arquitectos

01:00 - 2 May, 2014
© Santos-Díez
© Santos-Díez
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rúa Porto do Cabo, 36620 Vilanova de Arousa, Pontevedra, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Angel Cid, Silvia Diz.
  • Area

    1298.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Santos-Díez © Santos-Díez © Santos-Díez © Santos-Díez +18

SU House / Alexander Brenner Architects

00:00 - 2 May, 2014
© Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

© Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun +22

Lyset paa Lista / TYIN Tegnestue

01:00 - 2 May, 2014
Lyset paa Lista / TYIN Tegnestue, © Pasi Aalto
© Pasi Aalto

© Pasi Aalto © Pasi Aalto © Pasi Aalto © Pasi Aalto +40

Milan Expo 2015: X-TU Designs Latticed “Fertile Market” for French Pavilion

01:00 - 1 May, 2014
Milan Expo 2015: X-TU Designs Latticed “Fertile Market” for French Pavilion , © X-TU
© X-TU

Paris-based X-TU has envisioned a more cohesive, sustainable market where food is not only grown and harvested, but sold and consumed on the spot. Serving as the French pavilion for the 2015 Milan Expo, X-TU’s competition-winning scheme will celebrate the country’s “rich genetic heritage” and future in innovative food production with a timber “fertile market” that supports the growth of the produce it sells. 

Dart Central Station / Substance Architecture

01:00 - 1 May, 2014
Dart Central Station / Substance Architecture, © Paul Crosby
© Paul Crosby

© Paul Crosby © Paul Crosby © Paul Crosby © Paul Crosby +15

TateHindle Wins Competition to Transform London Underground HQ

00:00 - 1 May, 2014
TateHindle Wins Competition to Transform London Underground HQ, The London Underground Headquarters at 55 Broadway. Image © Flickr CC USer Chris Guy
The London Underground Headquarters at 55 Broadway. Image © Flickr CC USer Chris Guy

Transport for London today announced TateHindle as the winners of the competition to transform their London Underground Headquarters into a residential building. The building, designed by Charles Holden and completed in 1929, was once the tallest office block in London and has been home to Transport for London ever since. However, TfL say the building at 55 Broadway is "no longer fit for purpose", and will move out in 2015 when TateHindle will begin the renovation. You can read the full story on the Architects' Journal.

New St. Elmo Breakwater Footbridge in Valletta Grand Harbour / Arenas & Asociados

01:00 - 1 May, 2014
New St. Elmo Breakwater Footbridge in Valletta Grand Harbour / Arenas & Asociados, © Karl Borg
© Karl Borg

© Hector Beade © Dion Buhagiar © Hector Beade © Hector Beade +50

Robert A. M. Stern Advocates the Return of the Garden Suburb

00:00 - 1 May, 2014
Robert A. M. Stern Advocates the Return of the Garden Suburb, Disney-backed garden suburb, Celebration, Fla.. Image Courtesy of Robert A.M. Stern via NYT
Disney-backed garden suburb, Celebration, Fla.. Image Courtesy of Robert A.M. Stern via NYT

The modern suburb has become an unruly sprawl, homogenous in style and over-dependent on the automobile. However, according to Robert A. M. Stern's new manifesto “Paradise Planned: The Garden Suburb and the Modern City,” there is a superior alternative for suburban development that could attract millennials and preserve quality of life in terms of health, economic savings, and physical safety: the centrally planned, pedestrian-friendly garden suburb. You can learn more about Stern’s 1,072 page manifesto on the garden suburb in this article by the New York Times.

Hydraulic Stilts Considered to Protect Farnsworth House

00:00 - 1 May, 2014
Hydraulic Stilts Considered to Protect Farnsworth House, Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House. Image © Greg Robbins
Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House. Image © Greg Robbins

In recent years, Mies van der Rohe's famous glass-walled Farnsworth House has been under a grave threat from flooding by the Fox River which runs right past it. In the past 18 years, the house has been flooded three times, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage, and now its owners the National Trust for Historic Preservation are considering plans for a permanent solution - among which is a plan to install hydraulic stilts which would lift the entire house out of harm's way in the event of a flood.

Read more about the plans after the break