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Shanghai Baoye Center / LYCS Architecture

20:00 - 13 June, 2017
Shanghai Baoye Center / LYCS Architecture, © HU Xianjuan
© HU Xianjuan

© SU Shengliang © HU Xianjuan © SU Shengliang © SU Shengliang +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Project Team

    RUAN Hao, ZHAN Yuan, Gary He, LI Yan, TONG Chaochao, JIN Shanliang, Devin Jernigan
  • Architect of Record

    Zhejiang Baoye Architecture Design and Research Institute SINOBAU
  • Area

    27394.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

House in Midorigaoka / Camp Design

19:00 - 13 June, 2017
House in Midorigaoka / Camp Design, © HATTA
© HATTA

© HATTA © HATTA © HATTA © HATTA +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Yusuke Fujita
  • Area

    81.45 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Tapestry / SJB

17:00 - 13 June, 2017
Tapestry / SJB, © Aaron Puls
© Aaron Puls

© Aaron Puls © Nicole England © Nicole England © Nicole England +13

Open Jobs at OMA: Work for Pritzker Laureate Rem Koolhaas

16:30 - 13 June, 2017
Open Jobs at OMA: Work for Pritzker Laureate Rem Koolhaas , OMA's mixed-use scheme for Santa Monica. Image © OMA
OMA's mixed-use scheme for Santa Monica. Image © OMA

With a majority of architecture schools in the Northern Hemisphere ending and the official start of summer fast approaching, architects across the globe – whether fresh out of school or with years of experience under their belt – are playing jobs musical chairs. And with the AIA’s Architecture Billings Index continuing to show growth in the profession, firms of all sizes are looking to add valuable members to their teams. 

One of those firms is OMA, whose Jobs site has seen a bounty of positions open up in recent months to keep up with the continued success of their seven offices across the globe. While many of the openings are given ambiguous descriptors, more than a few have titles that can speculatively be connected to projects announced over the past few years:

"Architect with Stadium/ Arena Experience – Rotterdam," for example, likely concerns the recently planning-approved Feyenoord Stadium and Masterplan, while "California Licensed Senior Architect – New York" will probably be involved in either their San Francisco tower or their mixed-use development scheme in Santa Monica, or both. 

What other projects might need some help? Check out the full list of job openings, below. 

ZincHouse / Studio B

15:00 - 13 June, 2017
ZincHouse / Studio B, © Derek Skalko
© Derek Skalko

© Derek Skalko © Derek Skalko © Derek Skalko © Derek Skalko +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aspen, Colorado, United States
  • Design Principal

    Scott Lindenau, FAIA
  • Area

    2400.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Svalbard "Doomsday" Seed Vault to Receive Multi-Million Dollar Upgrade After Flooding

14:30 - 13 June, 2017
Svalbard "Doomsday" Seed Vault to Receive Multi-Million Dollar Upgrade After Flooding, © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/landbruks-_og_matdepartementet/4186766565/in/photolist-7nYgQr-7ojkQm-7nYgQa-9icKQV-7nYgQe-7ojm6W-7dzWhi-7o2mkY-7ofsjn-7nYgPZ-7o2mm5-pJjmLU-7ojncC-LH6rG8-7ofsdP-9m8eLQ-9ifSvj-7nYgQk-7ojkzU-rwY8QD-7dDQhj-9ifQML-7ofuTn-6VmKEm-9icSrk-UKfHh3-9icRWz-7ofuHt-7ofrYg-fBdM4e-9ifYYG-7ofutX-9icR9V-7u4rZ6-7u8mzu-7u8mvW-7dDPXY-7uErxU-9ifT2b-6VmKEE-9icMiV-9ifS4S-7ojmq9-9icKyt-9ifTp7-7oft6v-7ojmcC-c8Gnrf-9icPDk-LXUNiL'>Flickr user landbruks-_og_matdepartementet</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/'>CC BY-ND 2.0</a>
© Flickr user landbruks-_og_matdepartementet licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

The government of Norway has announced plans for a $4.4 million USD (37 million NOK) upgrade to the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, after record high temperatures caused the “failsafe” structure to flood earlier this year. While no samples were damaged in that event, the situation sparked concern that the facility would not be able to stand the test of time as originally intended.

Located 130 meters inside a mountain in the Arctic Svalbard archipelago, the vault was constructed as part of a worldwide initiative to protect global biodiversity by preserving the seeds of the world’s important food crops. The structure, which cost $9 million USD to build, was intended to be buried deep into the permafrost to protect against both natural and manmade disasters, but this year’s incident uncovered several design flaws that allowed water to breach the vault’s access tunnel.

Ábaco Restaurant / GVG Estudio

13:00 - 13 June, 2017
Ábaco Restaurant / GVG Estudio, © Rubén Pérez Bescós
© Rubén Pérez Bescós

© Rubén Pérez Bescós  © Rubén Pérez Bescós  © Rubén Pérez Bescós  © Rubén Pérez Bescós  +22

Carmody Groarke Greenlit for Expansion of Historic Dorset County Museum in Dorchester

12:00 - 13 June, 2017
Carmody Groarke Greenlit for Expansion of Historic Dorset County Museum in Dorchester, Model showing the approved renovation and addition. Image Courtesy of Carmody Groarke
Model showing the approved renovation and addition. Image Courtesy of Carmody Groarke

The Dorset County Museum in Dorchester, England has received full planning approval for a 2,500-square-meter renovation and expansion project led by London-based architects Carmody Groarke. The project will consist of a sensitive refurbishing of the historic museum as well as contemporary architectural interventions that will create four new stories of naturally-lit galleries and an improved circulation flow throughout the building.

A central staircase will provide access to the galleries and archive. Image Courtesy of Carmody Groarke Renderings from an earlier iteration of the design. Image Courtesy of Carmody Groarke Renderings from an earlier iteration of the design. Image Courtesy of Carmody Groarke A model representing an earlier iteration of the design. Image Courtesy of Carmody Groarke +5

The Barn / Carney Logan Burke Architects

11:00 - 13 June, 2017
The Barn / Carney Logan Burke Architects, © Audrey Hall Photography
© Audrey Hall Photography

© Audrey Hall Photography © Audrey Hall Photography © Audrey Hall Photography © Audrey Hall Photography +42

How Photography Helped to Dehumanize Our Cities

09:30 - 13 June, 2017
How Photography Helped to Dehumanize Our Cities, Singapore skyline at night. Image <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Singapore_Skyline_at_Night_with_Blue_Sky.JPG'>via Wikimedia</a> (public domain image taken by Wikimedia user Merlion444)
Singapore skyline at night. Image via Wikimedia (public domain image taken by Wikimedia user Merlion444)

This article was originally published on Common Edge as "How Photography Profoundly Reshaped Our Ideas About Cities."

Early in the 19th century, an invention arrived that would change the form and function of cities for generations.

Like all new technologies, it started out rudimentary, expensive, and nearly ineffectual. But it caught many imaginations and developed dramatically, eventually reaching the point of mass accessibility. Soon enough, it took aim at the public realm, with consequences that were indirect and unintended yet profound.

It reconfigured streets. It influenced the height of buildings. It altered foot traffic. It recast the relationship between buildings and streets. It changed how people felt about their cities and changed their points of reference. It turned cities into abstractions and, in some ways, turned city-dwellers against each other. Its influence nearly complete by the close of World War I, the invention has remained fundamentally unchanged, and is still universally celebrated, to this day.

All this with the press of a button.

Extension of the Charlie Chaplin School Complex / SAM architecture

09:00 - 13 June, 2017
Extension of the Charlie Chaplin School Complex / SAM architecture, © Charly Broyez
© Charly Broyez

© Charly Broyez             © Charly Broyez             © Charly Broyez             © Charly Broyez             +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    La Courneuve, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Boris Schneider, Aurélien Clovis
  • Area

    1225.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

13 Reasons Why We Love Millennial Pink

08:00 - 13 June, 2017

Millennial Pink has broken into the design consciousness of more than its named generation. Though hugely successful in fashion and pop-culture (and Instagram), the playful color has established a presence across design products and the built environment like never before. Colour is a fundamental tool in our perception of architecture, with architects like Ricardo Bofill and Luis Barragan having baptized pink into a high-impact contributor through their works. With that in mind, check out these 13 projects showing why pink is here to stay: 

Nike Designs Shoe-Shaped LED Track in Manila

06:00 - 13 June, 2017
Nike Designs Shoe-Shaped LED Track in Manila, Courtesy of NIKE/BBH
Courtesy of NIKE/BBH

NIKE has created a new experimental lab for running aficionados: the world’s first full-sized LED racing track. Built as a pop-up in Manila, Philippines, the "Unlimited Stadium" coincided with the launch of their new LunarEpic running shoe. The 200m long figure-8 course follows the imprint of the running shoe, scaled up to a 100ft long footprint lighting up the heart of Manila.

Courtesy of NIKE/BBH Courtesy of NIKE/BBH Screenshot Via NIKE Video Screenshot Via NIKE Video +8

Transparent Solutions / Tóth Project Architect Office

05:00 - 13 June, 2017
Transparent Solutions / Tóth Project Architect Office, © Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky

© Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky +31

C.A.R.L. Auditorium at RWTH Aachen University / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects + Höhler+Partner Architekten

03:00 - 13 June, 2017
C.A.R.L. Auditorium at RWTH Aachen University / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects + Höhler+Partner Architekten, © Michael Rasche
© Michael Rasche

© Michael Rasche © Margot Gottschling © Margot Gottschling © Margot Gottschling +17

voice / studioLOOP

02:00 - 13 June, 2017
voice / studioLOOP, © Kai Nakamura
© Kai Nakamura

© Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura +41

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sano, Tochigi, Japan
  • Area

    103.5 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Baan Chan / Junsekino Architect And Design

22:00 - 12 June, 2017
Baan Chan  / Junsekino Architect And Design, © Spaceshift Studio
© Spaceshift Studio

© Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio +34

Tenri Station Plaza CoFuFun / Nendo

20:00 - 12 June, 2017
Tenri Station Plaza CoFuFun / Nendo, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Daichi Ano © Daichi Ano © Takumi Ota +36

  • Design collaborator

    IWATAYA ARCHITECTS
  • Meeting area design collaborator and shop interior design

    KOKUYO
  • Signboard, website, digital signage design

    Nippon Design Center, Inc. Irobe Design Institute
  • Lighting Design

    izumi okayasu lighting design
  • Planting

    studio mons LLC.