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New York Announces Plans to Build Brooklyn Bridge Beach

00:00 - 5 August, 2013
New York Announces Plans to Build Brooklyn Bridge Beach, via NYDaily News
via NYDaily News

NYDaily News reports that the New York City Council has allocated $7 million to redevelop a 11,000 square foot swath of forgotten land into a beautiful, sandy beach beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. Originally conceived as part of New York’s “Blueway” plan, the waterfront project will grant access to terraced seating, wading pools and fishing areas, along with a kayak launch and concession stand via tree-lined walkways. See what else the “Blueway” entails, here on ArchDaily. 

Sagaponac House / Stan Allen Architect

01:00 - 4 August, 2013
© Bilyana Dimitrova
© Bilyana Dimitrova

© Michal Moran © Michal Moran © Michal Moran © Bilyana Dimitrova +20

Litterfall Social and Cultural Center Competition Entry / Ziya Imren Architects

01:00 - 4 August, 2013
Litterfall Social and Cultural Center Competition Entry / Ziya Imren Architects, © Vizarch.Cz / Petra Grísová, Josef Veselý, Vratislav Zíka
© Vizarch.Cz / Petra Grísová, Josef Veselý, Vratislav Zíka

The main idea for the Litterfall Social and Cultural Center was to create a space and atmosphere where people come together to share their ideas, talk, sing, paint, dance and create a social and cultural life to illuminate their own daily life. Designed by Ziya Imren Architects, this small scale building typology is a very important to the culture of Istanbul, since it offers a comfortable place, where people can feel themselves at home and contribute to their own artworks. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Herzog & de Meuron's Latest Tower: Jade Signature

00:00 - 4 August, 2013
Herzog & de Meuron's Latest Tower: Jade Signature, © Jade Signature
© Jade Signature

Fortune International has released images of a 57-story, Herzog and de Meuron-designed residential tower in Miami. With interiors by Parisian firm PYR and landscape by Raymond Jungles, the Jade Signature promises to bring high design to Sunny Isles, Florida. Described as “contemporary houses in the sky,” units will feature ample outdoor terrace space and large windows to frame views of the horizon. Six Sky Villas feature double height living areas and the two Signature penthouses each boast 360-degree views and a large terrace pool.

More images of Jade Signature and a video after the break…

I-Mango / Takuro Yamamoto Architects

01:00 - 4 August, 2013
I-Mango / Takuro Yamamoto Architects, Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects
Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects

Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects +8

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kashihara
  • Structure Design

    Masuda Structural Engineering Office
  • Construction

    Furuichi-Koumuten
  • Area

    134.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects

Lecinq Hair Salon / ninkipen!

01:00 - 4 August, 2013
Lecinq Hair Salon / ninkipen!, © Hiroki Kawata
© Hiroki Kawata

© Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kadoma city, Osaka, Japan
  • Area

    219.5 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Minor Charges Court Building Proposal / ABA

01:00 - 4 August, 2013
Minor Charges Court Building Proposal / ABA, Courtesy of Metrocúbico Digital
Courtesy of Metrocúbico Digital

Designed by ABA (About: Blank Architecture), their proposal for the Minor Charges Court Building focuses on creating a building that is a tool to increase productivity in several levels and at the same time does not represent a burden on the budget of the Department of Justice. As part of a package of public investments in the Department of ​​Justice in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, ABA was challenged to create a building based on an innovative brief to be replicated nationwide, gathering in the same building all minor charges courts. More images and architects' description after the break.

Lake Rotsee Refuge / AFGH

01:00 - 4 August, 2013
© Valentin Jeck
© Valentin Jeck
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rotsee, Lucerne
  • Partners in Charge

    Andreas Fuhrimann, Gabrielle Hächler
  • Area

    123.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Valentin Jeck © Valentin Jeck © Valentin Jeck © Valentin Jeck +27

Aidlin Darling Design Breaks Ground on Windhover Contemplative Center in Stanford

01:00 - 4 August, 2013
Aidlin Darling Design Breaks Ground on Windhover Contemplative Center in Stanford , Courtesy of Aidlin Darling Design
Courtesy of Aidlin Darling Design

San Francisco-based Aidlin Darling Design has broke ground on the Windhover Contemplative Center at Stanford University. Inspired by Nathan Oliveira’s meditative Windhover paintings, the single-story, 4,000 square foot spiritual retreat is intended to provide students, faculty and staff members a quiet place of refuge from the intensity of daily life. 

Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life / Machado and Silvetti Associates

00:00 - 4 August, 2013
Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life / Machado and Silvetti Associates, © Anton Grassl / Esto
© Anton Grassl / Esto

© Anton Grassl / Esto © Anton Grassl / Esto © Anton Grassl / Esto © Anton Grassl / Esto +23

Sunday Apartments / Woods Bagot

01:00 - 3 August, 2013
Sunday Apartments / Woods Bagot, © Trevor Mein
© Trevor Mein

© Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein +25

  • Interior Designers

  • Location

    Coventry Street, Southbank, Melbourne, Australia
  • Development and Project Managers

    Premier Capital Developments
  • Branding

    Cornwall Design
  • Photographs

DUSSELDORF / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners

01:00 - 3 August, 2013
DUSSELDORF / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners, © Jean-Luc Laloux
© Jean-Luc Laloux

© Jean-Luc Laloux © Jean-Luc Laloux © Jean-Luc Laloux © Jean-Luc Laloux +26

Containerlove / LHVH Architekten

01:00 - 3 August, 2013
Containerlove / LHVH Architekten, © Tomas Riehle
© Tomas Riehle

© Tomas Riehle © Tomas Riehle © Tomas Riehle © Tomas Riehle +17

The Legacy of London's Skyscraper Boom

00:00 - 3 August, 2013
The Legacy of London's Skyscraper Boom, © Nigel Young
© Nigel Young

A recent profile in Architectural Record highlights the career of Peter Wynne Rees, the chief planner of the City of London: the famous 'square mile' which contains the major financial district of Greater London, as well as some of its great tourist attractions, such as St Paul's Cathedral.

The profile focuses on the new crop of skyscrapers which Rees has ushered in in his 27 years as chief planner, something which has been contentious for preservationists. When he came to the job in 1985, the City of London had just one skyscraper: Tower 42, built in 1980. With the success of the Gherkin in the early 2000s, the surrounding area has seen many more high profile skyscrapers, such as the Heron Tower, 122 Leadenhall Street (The Cheesegrater) and 20 Fenchurch Street (The Walkie-Talkie).

Video: Nightvision / Luke Shepard

00:00 - 3 August, 2013

With the help of crowdfunding, Luke Shepard journeyed with a friend through 36 cities in 21 countries over the course of three months to capture over 20,000 images of some of Europe’s greatest structures. The end product resulted in a four-minute film entitled Nightvision, which aims to inspire appreciation for the "brilliance and diversity of architecture found across Europe". 

The list of buildings featured in this film can be found on Shepard's site here

AIA Women’s Leadership Summit 2013

00:00 - 3 August, 2013
AIA Women’s Leadership Summit 2013, Courtesy of AIA
Courtesy of AIA

Taking place October 24-26 at the Phoenix Art Museum, the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit 2013 consists of a 2-day, 5 to 6 session event that gathers voices of architects serving in various leadership roles, including, principals, educators, owners, designers, environmentalists and innovators, in an intimate setting to discuss the challenges and opportunities for women practicing architecture today. The Summit strives to engage speakers and attendees in an open, conversational setting to share both personal and work experiences toward positive contributions through the practice of architecture. To register, and for more information, please visit here.

'Futures in the Making' Exhibition

00:00 - 3 August, 2013
'Futures in the Making' Exhibition, © Chang-Yeob Lee The Synth[e]tech[e]cology Tower. Courtesy Chang-Yeob Lee
© Chang-Yeob Lee The Synth[e]tech[e]cology Tower. Courtesy Chang-Yeob Lee

Opening October 4, The Architecture Foundation in London is delighted to present 'Futures in the Making,' a group exhibition showcasing prospective architectural futures explored in the work of recent architecture graduates. From spectacular pollution capturing facades to innovative agrarian settlements, projects will include a global range of case studies that test new ideas for architecture and infrastructure by a rising generation of architectural talent. The exhibition will be on display until November 13. For more information, please visit here.

Les Bébés Cupcakery / JC Architecture

01:00 - 3 August, 2013
Les Bébés Cupcakery / JC Architecture, © Kevin Wu
© Kevin Wu

© Kevin Wu © Kevin Wu © Kevin Wu © Kevin Wu +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge

    JC Architecture
  • Design Team

    Johnny Chiu, Nora Wang, Sunny Sun
  • Area

    56.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs