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Participatory City: 100 Urban Trends from the BMW Guggenheim Lab

00:00 - 6 July, 2013
Participatory City: 100 Urban Trends from the BMW Guggenheim Lab

From 2011 to 2013, the BMW Guggenheim Lab, a mobile think tank for exploring urban life, traveled to New York, Berlin, and Mumbai to inspire innovative ideas for urban design and new ways of thinking about cities. To sum up the major themes and ideas that emerged during this two-year global journey, the Guggenheim Museum will present the exhibition Participatory City: 100 Urban Trends from the BMW Guggenheim Lab, on view from October 11, 2013, to January 5, 2014.

Updated Renderings Released for Mirvish+Gehry Toronto

00:00 - 6 July, 2013
Updated Renderings Released for Mirvish+Gehry Toronto , Courtesy of Gehry Partners LLP
Courtesy of Gehry Partners LLP

David Mirvish, founder of Mirvish Productions, and Toronto-born starchitect Frank Gehry have released updated renderings of their massive, mixed-used project planned to transform Toronto's downtown arts and entertainment district. The Mirvish+Gehry vision will include a triad of residential towers perched on top a six-story, wooden podium inspired by the site’s industrial past and covered in a ‘cloud-like’ sculptural skin. 

The towers, rising over 80 stories each, will house condos, a new OCADU campus, and a gallery space to house the Mirvish's collection of modern art.

More renderings after the break...

Eleven Inch Pizza / Zwei

01:00 - 6 July, 2013
Eleven Inch Pizza / Zwei, © Michael Kai
© Michael Kai
  • Architects

  • Location

    Docklands, Victoria, Australia
  • Builder

    Four Seasons Commercial Interiors
  • Lighting

    Satelight / Volker Haug
  • Logo

    Salmon Design
  • Area

    93.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Michael Kai © Michael Kai © Michael Kai © Michael Kai +12

Tanatorio Sant Joan Despí / Batlle i Roig Arquitectes

01:00 - 6 July, 2013
© Jordi Surroca
© Jordi Surroca

© Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca +12

Greenland Group Chengdu East Village CBED Plots Proposal / Aedas

01:00 - 6 July, 2013
Greenland Group Chengdu East Village CBED Plots Proposal / Aedas, Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Located inside Chengdu East village, Aedas recently unveiled their ice mountain-inspired design for the Greenland Group Chengdu East Village CBED Plots. Comprised of office, retail, residential spaces and a 486-meter-high tower, the design stayed in line with the ice mountain concept, which expands to the continuity of the mountain range and landscape terrain with fissures located on the foot of the mountain. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen Campus) Master Plan Winning Proposal / Rocco Design Architects

01:00 - 6 July, 2013
Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen Campus) Master Plan Winning Proposal / Rocco Design Architects, Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects
Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects

Rocco Design Architects Ltd., in collaboration with Gravity Partnership Ltd. and Wang Weijen Architecture, recently won the international competition for the new campus for the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Shenzhen. Currently in construction, the planning concept for the new campus is “Academic Clusters, Campus Green and Natural Terrain”. Phase one of the campus is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2015. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Lateral House / Pitman Tozer

01:00 - 6 July, 2013
Lateral House / Pitman Tozer, © Nick Kane
© Nick Kane
  • Architects

  • Location

    Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom
  • Architect in Charge

    Jonathan Crossley
  • Design Team

    Luke Tozer, Tim Pitman, Jonathan Crossley, Simon Graham, Chris Browne
  • Area

    310.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Nick Kane © Nick Kane © Nick Kane © Nick Kane +12

W Hotel, San Diego / Mr. Important Design

01:00 - 6 July, 2013
W Hotel, San Diego / Mr. Important Design, © Jeff Dow
© Jeff Dow
  • Architects

  • Location

    421 West B Street, San Diego, CA 92101, United States
  • Area

    772.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Jeff Dow © Jeff Dow © Jeff Dow © Jeff Dow +17

NS Stations / NL Architects

00:00 - 6 July, 2013
© Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg
  • Architects

  • Location

    The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
  • Design Team

    Kirsten Hüsig, Babara Luns, Sarah Möller, Gen Yamamoto with Lea Olssen, Giulia Pastore, Ana Gavilanes Vallecillo
  • Team

    Babara Luns, Kirsten Hüsig, Bobby de Graaf, Sarah Möller with Mindaugas Glodenis, Else Ferf Jentings, Milda Naujalyte, Aude Robert
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg +44

TEPE / APOLLO Architects & Associates

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
TEPE / APOLLO Architects & Associates, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +26

Fate Uncertain for Miami Beach Convention Center

00:00 - 5 July, 2013
Fate Uncertain for Miami Beach Convention Center, Courtesy of OMA (above), BIG (below)
Courtesy of OMA (above), BIG (below)

OMA, BIG and their partnering developers have until later today to decide whether they want to alter their plans for the Miami Beach Convention Center or walk away from the competition entirely.  

King’s Bastion / RitzenArchitecten

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
King’s Bastion / RitzenArchitecten, © Philip Driessen
© Philip Driessen
  • Architects

  • Location

    4 Queensway Road, Gibraltar
  • Architect in Charge

    Stefan Ritzen, Zorica Jovanovic Castelijns
  • Consultants

    Van der Vorm, Thema engineers
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

© Philip Driessen © Philip Driessen © Philip Driessen © Philip Driessen +20

'71%': MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Reddymade Design + Horns and Tails Productions

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
'71%': MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Reddymade Design + Horns and Tails Productions, Courtesy of Reddymade Design + Horns and Tails Productions
Courtesy of Reddymade Design + Horns and Tails Productions

In response to MoMA PS1's call for new ideas for rebuilding in the Rockaways after Hurricane Sandy, the 71% proposal by Reddymade Design + Horns and Tails Productions was one of the selected entries which suggests ways in which uncontrollable natural phenomena might be absorbed by the environment to create a balanced system of landscape, infrastructure, and architecture. A multi-layered proposal, it suggests several lines of defense and integration. More images and architects' description after the break.

Practice 2.0: 10 Years of Smart Geometry

00:00 - 5 July, 2013
Practice 2.0: 10 Years of Smart Geometry, Members of the RoboticFOAMing group release a foam column stretched into shape by three robots. Photo courtesy of Bentley
Members of the RoboticFOAMing group release a foam column stretched into shape by three robots. Photo courtesy of Bentley

by: Daniel Davis & David Fano of CASE

This year marks Smartgeometry’s tenth anniversary. For architects it’s been a decade of breathless innovation and listless stagnation. In this article we look back at the success of SmartGeometry and ask why the building industry isn’t keeping up.

The original instigators of Smartgeometry – Lars Hesselgren, J Parrish, and Hugh Whitehead – worked together at YRM (now part of RMJM) in the late 1980s. Together they helped shepherd parametric modeling and associative geometry into the field of architecture, and witnessed how early-stage three-dimensional structural analysis and late-stage clash detection might change practice. Yet in 2003 they found themselves disillusioned and asking, “Why is it that ten years have passed, and we still cannot even get close to the kind of capability that we had then?” [1]. In other words, why is the building industry failing to keep up, or worse, falling behind. It was a question that would inspire the first Smartgeometry conference, and it is a question that still lingers a decade later.

IE Master in Architectural Management and Design and IE Master in Work Space Design present

00:00 - 5 July, 2013
IE Master in Architectural Management and Design and IE Master in Work Space Design present

“So you want to be famous?".Peter Murray shares his 7 rules of message design for architects. “Co-designing Workspace". Oliver Marlow explains the TILT Method, his vision about the past, the present and the future of workspace, and how it’s all about people. 

Power House / Paul Archer Design

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
Power House / Paul Archer Design, © Andy Stagg
© Andy Stagg
  • Architects

  • Location

    London, United Kingdom
  • Structural Engineer

    Hardman Structural Engineers
  • Contractor

    B&A Woodworking
  • Area

    230.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Andy Stagg © Andy Stagg © Andy Stagg © Andy Stagg +13

CAEaCLAVELES residence+hotel / longo+roldán arquitectos

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
© Marcos Morrilla
© Marcos Morrilla
  • Architects

  • Location

    33509 La Pereda, Asturias, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Víctor Longo, Ester Roldán
  • Client

    Emma Fernández Granada
  • Area

    484.4 m2
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

© Marcos Morrilla © Marcos Morrilla © Marcos Morrilla © Marcos Morrilla +18

School in Ejea de Los Caballeros / Cruz Diez García + Santiago Carroquino Larraz

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
School in Ejea de Los Caballeros / Cruz Diez García + Santiago Carroquino Larraz, © Simón García
© Simón García
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle de la Libertad, 58, 50600 Ejea de los Caballeros, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Architects

    Cruz Diez García, Santiago Carroquino Larraz
  • Project's Director

    U.C.L. Arquitectos
  • Instalation

    Aragonesa de Instalaciones
  • Contractor

    Construcciones Enrique de Luis S.A.
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Simón García © Simón García © Simón García © Simón García +15