Courtesy of University of Manchester / SEED
Courtesy of University of Manchester / SEED

Symposium: Model Making In The Digital Age

An upcoming conference at the University of Manchester will tackle the idea of Model Making In The Digital Age. Based on the premise that the world of architecture is dominated by digital tools today more than ever, from design and manufacturing to the ways in which we visualise complex spaces and structures physically and virtually, this symposium seeks to shed new light on the practice of model making and its uses.

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Silesian Museum Katowice / Riegler Riewe Architekten

© Wojciech Krynski

Architects: Riegler Riewe Architekten
Location: Tadeusza Dobrowolskiego, ,
Area: 25067.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Wojciech Krynski, Paolo Rosselli

The Paper Nursery / Wild Rabbits Architects

© Sergio Grazia

Architects: Wild Rabbits Architects
Location: 46 Rue Piat, 75020 ,
Architect In Charge: Vladimir Doray
Area: 900.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Sergio Grazia

Nestlé Waters Beirut Headquarters / Bernard Mallat Architects + Walid Zeidan

© Ieva Saudargaite

Architects: Bernard Mallat Architects, Walid Zeidan
Location: Beirut,
Architectural Team: Louis El Khoury, Hammoud Badran, Mahmoud El Charif
Area: 5500.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ieva Saudargaite

TaiwanGlass Donghai Office Building / WZWX Architecture Group

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

Architects:
Location: Donghai, Lianyungang, Jiangsu,
Architects In Charge: Richard Wang, Stephen Wang
Project Team: Chiou Huei Lin, Philip Kwong, Hao Li, Jian Fei Chen
Area: 3200.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fernando Guerra I FG+SG, Ingmar Kurth

Tokyo Loft / G architects

© Katsumi Hirabayashi

Architects: G architects
Location: , Japan
Architects In Charge: Teruya Kido/ Suma-Saga-Fudosan Inc. + Ryohei Tanaka
Area: 87.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Katsumi Hirabayashi

Studio Fuksas Selected to Design Canberra’s Australia Forum

© Archivio Fuksas

Italian architects Studio Fuksas have been selected, along with Canberra-based Guida Moseley Brown Architects, to design the Forum, a new national convention centre in Canberra, Australia. Located at one apex of Central Canberra’s Parliamentary Triangle, Studio Fuksas describe their design as a “completely transparent and permeable” volume which is “in constant dialogue with the urban context and the environment,” integrating into the surrounding hills and the nearby Lake Burley Griffin by reflecting their presence in its skin.

Vietnamese Restaurant / Phamily Kitchen

© Daniel Aulsebrook

Architects: Phamily Kitchen
Location: 374 Smith Street, VIC 3066, Australia
Architect In Charge: Mathew Van Kooy
Photographs: Daniel Aulsebrook

Video: The Construction of AMO’s “Infinite Palace” for Prada in a 32-Second Timelapse

Last month, introduced their latest Fall/Winter line not on a catwalk, but in an “Infinite Palace” of disorienting spaces designed by AMO. Continuing the partnership with OMA/AMO that has seen the creation of catwalks, 2009′s Prada Transformer and even the soon-to-be-completed Foundazione Prada in Milan, the structure “simulates endless repetitions and symmetries,” creating a unique fashion experience that ”multiplies and fragments the show into a series of intimate moments.”

In this video created and first published by Wallpaper* Magazine, the construction of this mysterious space is revealed, from the construction of the MDF framework and hidden lighting rigs, to the installation of the faux-marble furniture – all condensed to just over half a minute.

Cultural-Educational Center and Rosary Garden at the St. Hyacinth Church in Bytom / Medusa Group

© Tomasz Zakrzewski

Architects: Medusa Group
Location: , Poland
Architects In Charge: Przemo Łukasik, Łukasz Zagała
Year: 2014
Photographs: Tomasz Zakrzewski

Foster + Partners Breaks Ground on Taiwan’s National Museum of Marine Science and Technology

Courtesy of Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners have broken ground on ’s new National Museum of Marine Science and Technology in Keelung. To be the largest aquarium in northern Taiwan, the museum will face Badouzi harbor, while staying connected to the waterfront and nearby fishing village.

Cumbres House / DCPP arquitectos

© Rafael Gamo

Architects: DCPP arquitectos
Location: Federal District,
Project Architect: Pablo Pérez Palacios, Alfonso de la Concha Rojas
Project Area: 800.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Rafael Gamo

A Preview of Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Broad Museum, Courtesy of Instagram

Here’s The Broad 3rd floor gallery space before the art walls are installed #broad2015 #huftonandcrow @thebroadmuseum

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Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Los AngelesBroad Museum is due to open September 20th. However, in an attempt to ease the tensions surrounding the building’s many delays and legal problems, this past weekend members of the press and a small number of ticketed members of the public where invited to view the unfinished building, offering a preview of the long-awaited addition to LA’s Grand Avenue museum scene.

As LA Times Critic Christopher Hawthorn reports, the previews were initiated by Elizabeth Diller herself, with the architect meeting giving reporters a tour of the space on Friday. On Sunday 3,000 members of the public were allowed to enter, after tickets for the event sold out after just 30 minutes. Now that the previews are over, the Broad will remain off limits until its official opening later this year and the rest of us will have to make do with the many and Twitter shots from those lucky enough to attend – after the break, we’ve collected 12 of the best.

Mercedes 3880 / MMCV

© Daniela Mac Adden

Architects: MMCV
Location: Villa Devoto, Buenos Aires,
Project Architects: Sergio Mizraji, Jacqueline Cicchinelli
Project Team: Andrés Gagliardi, Leonardo Pereyra Dupertuis, Patricia Barragán
Project Area: 1200.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Daniela Mac Adden

“A Message to Everybody”: The Red Square Pavilion Winners on Encouraging Tolerance with Architecture

Courtesy of HMMD

Announced in the summer of 2014 the Red Square Tolerance Pavilion, an international ideas competition organized by HMMD, was a deliberately provocative proposal before any teams had even entered - a statement planned in an envronment where tolerance is an increasingly urgent topic, for people both inside and outside . In this interview, originally published by Strelka Magazine, the Italian winners of the competition discuss their proposal and its response to this charged context.

This January the winners of the ‘Red Square Tolerance Pavilion’ competition that was organised by international organisation HMMD were announced. The first prize was given to a team of architects from Italy. Their bold and daring project proposed to build the pavilion right against the Kremlin wall. Strelka Magazine caught up with Kiana Jalali, Marco Merigo, and Matteo Pagani to discuss fluidity of space, the symbolism behind their design and the media image of Russia.

Nomadic Shelter / SALT Siida Workshop

© Piotr Paczkowski

Architects: SALT Siida Workshop
Location: Fylkesveg 475 160, 8140 Inndyr,
Area: 12.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Piotr Paczkowski

Celebrate Presidents Day with Five Presidential Libraries

Courtesy of Daniel Cooper – http://www.flickr.com/photos/doitintheroad/

President’s day marks a moment of reflection in the United States, where citizens acknowledge the contributions of US presidents to the politics and culture of the nation. While some of these men are still with us, the majority are represented only by the monuments and buildings they left to posterity. Indeed, the legacy of a President has come to be embodied in a very specific type of building—a library. The last 13 presidents have commissioned national libraries to be built in their name, marking the end of their service. Libraries have also been posthumously dedicated to presidents who did not erect such monuments during their own lifetimes. In either case, recording the lives and legacies of these great men has made for some fantastic architecture. See some of our favorites, after the break!

Lichtstrasse / HHF Architects

© Maris Mezulis

Architects: HHF Architects
Location: Lichtstrasse 9, 4056 , Switzerland
Design Team: HERLACH HARTMANN FROMMENWILER with Cella Hubel, Nicole Baron, Philippe Guillod, Walter Gloor, Yujin Hirase, Lisa Lo, Daichi Takano, Jens Van Zele, Christian Weyell
Artist: Erik Steinbrecher
Area: 3059.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Maris Mezulis, Tom Bisig, Courtesy of HHF