Civil Defense Center In Cobeña / GEA Arquitectos

01:00 - 17 January, 2013
© Ignacio Marqués
© Ignacio Marqués
  • Architects

  • Location

    28863 Cobeña, Madrid, Spain
  • Structure

    GEA Soluciones
  • Constructor

    TRIGEMER
  • Budget

    € 421,592.62
  • Client

    Excelentísimo Ayuntamiento de Cobeña
  • Area

    641.35 sqm
  • Photography

© Ignacio Marqués © Ignacio Marqués © Ignacio Marqués © Ignacio Marqués +9

Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza / Skidmore Owings & Merrill

01:00 - 17 January, 2013
© SOM | © Si-ye Zhang
© SOM | © Si-ye Zhang

© SOM | © Si-ye Zhang © SOM | © Si-ye Zhang © SOM | © Si-ye Zhang © SOM | © Si-ye Zhang +11

Whitney Studio / LOT-EK Architecture & Design

01:00 - 17 January, 2013
© Danny Bright
© Danny Bright

© Danny Bright © Danny Bright © Danny Bright © Danny Bright +12

House H / Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects

01:00 - 17 January, 2013
© Fumihiko Ikemoto
© Fumihiko Ikemoto
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Project Team

    Hiroyuki Shinozaki, Sota Matsuura, Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
  • Structure engineer

    Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
  • Contractor

    Hirohashi Komuten Lo.,Ltd.
  • Area

    64.02 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Fumihiko Ikemoto

© Fumihiko Ikemoto © Fumihiko Ikemoto © Fumihiko Ikemoto © Fumihiko Ikemoto +20

São Roque Residence / Tacoa Arquitetos

01:00 - 17 January, 2013
© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +12

New Synagogue Dresden / Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch

01:00 - 17 January, 2013
© Norbert Miguletz
© Norbert Miguletz

© Norbert Miguletz © Norbert Miguletz © Norbert Miguletz © Norbert Miguletz +10

Treehouses Bebelallee / blauraum

01:00 - 17 January, 2013
Courtesy of blauraum
Courtesy of blauraum
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bebelallee 64, 22297 Hamburg, Germany
  • Client

    Robert Vogel GmbH & Co.
  • Area

    8,800 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of blauraum

Courtesy of blauraum Courtesy of blauraum Courtesy of blauraum Courtesy of blauraum +22

The Indicator: On a Clear Day You can Almost See Beijing

00:00 - 17 January, 2013
© Jason Lee for Reuters via theatlantic.com
© Jason Lee for Reuters via theatlantic.com

I remember the smog in Beijing rendering the most beautiful skies. There was an innocence to the air pollution back then, before the engines of economic development really got going. 

It was just a pretty sunset, or a delicate brown haze that romantically softened the edges of things—while wrecking your lungs, of course. But, like the sand storms, pollution gave the city a different, rarified quality. 

Forum_Terra Nova / Lüderwaldt Architects

01:00 - 17 January, 2013
© Anja Schlamann
© Anja Schlamann
  • Architects

  • Location

    Elsdorf, Germany
  • Project team

    Ulrich Bartelt, Felix Engelhardt, Irene Plachetka, Friedrich Bruncken
  • Project manager

    Dirk Lüderwaldt, Christina Enke
  • Landscape designer

    Dirk Melzer, Cologn
  • Structural Analysis Above

    Stracke Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Cologn
  • Structural Analysis Undergound

    Ingenieure Jung und Partner mbH, Gelsenkirchen
  • Area

    973.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Anja Schlamann © Anja Schlamann © Anja Schlamann © Anja Schlamann +13

CODA wins P.S.1 with Skateboard Scrap ‘Party Wall’

01:00 - 17 January, 2013
Courtesy of MoMA
Courtesy of MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 has selected CODA’s (Caroline O’Donnell, Ithaca, NY) large-scale, self-supporting Party Wall, made from leftover shreds of skateboard material, as winner of the 2013 Young Architects Program (YAP). Drawn from five finalists, the porous skin of CODA’s temporary urban landscape will shade visitors of the Warm Up Summer Music series with its reclaimed woven screen, while providing water in refreshing cooling stations and seating with its detachable wooden skin on the lower half of the linear structure.  

3way House / naf architect & design

00:00 - 17 January, 2013
© Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +12

Iwan Baan: The Way We Live

00:00 - 17 January, 2013
The City and the Storm, 2012; © Iwan Baan, Images courtesy of Perry Rubenstein Gallery
The City and the Storm, 2012; © Iwan Baan, Images courtesy of Perry Rubenstein Gallery

Iwan Baan's name may ring a bell for all those following Hurricane Sandy's devastation across New York City and New Jersey's coast.  The photographer's iconic photograph made headlines when it was featured on New York magazine's front page days after the storm, showing lower Manhattan in complete darkness, set against its vibrant counterpart uptown, as the United States' east coast was recovering from the extensive damage left in Sandy's wake.  The image not only brings to mind the absolute helplessness that New York City faced during the storm, but also lends a hand in a social commentary that is notably pervasive in Baan's work.  The Perry Rubenstein Gallery in Los Angeles  will feature the photographer's work in a two-month exhibition entitled The Way We Live, honing in on the images that encapsulate the world of architecture, urbanism and human engagement.

2013 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture

01:00 - 17 January, 2013
© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

Earlier this week, we presented the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) top selection of architecture that best exemplifies excellence in the United States for the year of 2013. Now, we bring you this year’s recipients of the Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture. Continue after the break to see who will be honored with this prestigious award at the AIA 2013 National Convention and Design Exposition in Denver.

TEX-FAB 4 APPLIED Research Through Fabrication Conference

23:00 - 16 January, 2013
Courtesy of TEX-FAB
Courtesy of TEX-FAB

Going back to where it all started, TEX-FAB will be holding their Parametric Design and Digital Fabrication Conference at the University of Texas Arlington School of Architecture from February 28 to March 3. The event will include their largest selection of workshops and a full day symposia, which will culminate in the exhibition opening of the APPLIED: Research Through Fabrication competition winner. Ranging from basic for beginners to advanced for the experienced user, a broad spectrum of cutting edge workshops will be offered for this year’s conference by industry leaders. To register, and for more information, please visit here.

Video: Artek, Designer Profile

11:30 - 16 January, 2013

'In Dialogue With the World - Give More' Exhibition

11:00 - 16 January, 2013
Courtesy of schmidt hammer lassen architects, Henning Larsen Architects, ADEPT
Courtesy of schmidt hammer lassen architects, Henning Larsen Architects, ADEPT

Opening tomorrow, January 17, at the Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) in Copenhagen, Denmark, the ‘In Dialogue with the World’ exhibition, which runs until March 10, will show how architects today engage far beyond aesthetics when designing buildings. schmidt hammer lassen architects, along with Henning Larsen Architects, and ADEPT will invite visitors to listen to their accounts of what it is like to work in the field of architecture in the 21st century. With the title Give more, the schmidt hammer lassen architects’ part of the exhibition uses eight selected projects as examples of how buildings, aside from being beautiful, give more. More information after the break.

Oceo Drive Tourist Resort Proposal / STAPL Architects

07:00 - 16 January, 2013
Courtesy of STAPL Architects
Courtesy of STAPL Architects

Designed by STAPL Architects at the popular diving hub of the Philippines, the Oceo Drive tourist resort is a beachfront property which has multiple dwelling options ranging from single studio rooms, suites, sky villas, bungalows and beach facing villas. With the intention to be on an axis which aligns all its rooms and public spaces towards the overwhelming view of the beach and sea beyond, the resort makes for a perfect summer getaway.  More images and architects’ description after the break.

AD Interviews: Ma Yansong / MAD

04:05 - 16 January, 2013

While we were in Beijing, we had the opportunity to visit an architect who we have been following for quite some time: Ma Yansong, founder of MAD.