Kunstmuseum Basel / Christ & Gantenbein

03:00 - 21 April, 2016
Kunstmuseum Basel / Christ & Gantenbein, © Stefano Graziani
© Stefano Graziani

© Stefano Graziani © Stefano Graziani © Stefano Graziani © Walter Mair +27

Student Housing / C.F. Møller

02:00 - 21 April, 2016
Student Housing  / C.F. Møller, © Torben Eskerod
© Torben Eskerod

© Torben Eskerod © Torben Eskerod © Torben Eskerod © Torben Eskerod +62

ALBUM “Bff016” / SET Architects

22:00 - 20 April, 2016
ALBUM “Bff016” / SET Architects, © Simone Bossi
© Simone Bossi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Foro Buonaparte, 14, 20121 Milano, Italy
  • Team

    Lorenzo Catena, Onorato di Manno, Andrea Tanci
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi +18

Poly WeDo Education Institution / ARCHSTUDIO

20:00 - 20 April, 2016
Poly WeDo Education Institution / ARCHSTUDIO, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
  • Design Team

    Han Wen-Qiang, Wang Ying, Li Yun-Tao
  • Area

    1300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi +23

Renzo Piano and ELEMENTAL Among 8 Finalists in Qatar's Art Mill International Design Competition

19:01 - 20 April, 2016
Renzo Piano and ELEMENTAL Among 8 Finalists in Qatar's Art Mill International Design Competition, © Qatar Museums and Malcolm Reading Consultants
© Qatar Museums and Malcolm Reading Consultants

Qatar Museums has announced a shortlist of eight finalists that will move on to the third and final stage of the Art Mill International Design Competition in Doha. On a site extending into the Arabian Sea that was only recently occupied by Qatar Flour Mills, Art Mill will integrate gallery and exhibition space with facilities for education, events, conservation, art handling, and research. Joining the Museum of Islamic Art designed by I.M. Pei, and the still under-construction National Museum of Qatar, designed by Jean Nouvel, in the words of the competition brief, “Art Mill will and extend and intensify the cultural quarter being developed in Doha.”

Cedar House, Pine House / S PLUS ONE architecture

19:00 - 20 April, 2016
Cedar House, Pine House / S PLUS ONE architecture, © Naoki Kobayashi
© Naoki Kobayashi

© Naoki Kobayashi © Naoki Kobayashi © Naoki Kobayashi © Naoki Kobayashi +14

Deepwater / Tobias Partners

17:00 - 20 April, 2016
Deepwater  / Tobias Partners, © Justin Alexander
© Justin Alexander

© Justin Alexander © Justin Alexander © Justin Alexander © Justin Alexander +18

The Shadows of Sant Esteve / Anna & Eugeni Bach

15:00 - 20 April, 2016
The Shadows of Sant Esteve  / Anna & Eugeni Bach, © Eugeni Bach
© Eugeni Bach

© Eugeni Bach © Eugeni Bach © Eugeni Bach © Eugeni Bach +16

Ford Foundation Renovations by Gensler Approved by New York Landmarks Commission

14:05 - 20 April, 2016
Ford Foundation Renovations by Gensler Approved by New York Landmarks Commission, Rendering of Atrium Modifications. Image via YIMBY
Rendering of Atrium Modifications. Image via YIMBY

The Ford Foundation has received Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approval for renovations to its building at 320 E 43rd Street in Midtown Manhattan, reports New York Yimby. Constructed from 1963 to 1967, with a design by Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo and an atrium garden by Dan Kiley, the building became an instant architectural mecca and was made an individual and interior landmark in 1997. The proposed renovations, designed by Gensler, seek to restore a half century of alterations to the building’s appearance, in addition to subtle changes to adhere to adhere to fire and accessibility codes.

US Architecture School Bans Styrene as Model Making Material

14:00 - 20 April, 2016
US Architecture School Bans Styrene as Model Making Material, via Madeleine Underwood, Student Life
via Madeleine Underwood, Student Life

By next Fall, the architecture students of Washington University in St. Louis will no longer be allowed to use Styrene on their projects. The university's newspaper, Student Life reports that the commonly used white plastic material was deemed in 2014 by the National Research Council's National Toxicology Program as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen." Thus the Sam Fox School of Design is taking its own measures to protect their student's health. A number of other schools and cities have already banned Styrene since the NRC's ruling. 

Living in Alpine Village / Skupaj Arhitekti

13:00 - 20 April, 2016
Living in Alpine Village  / Skupaj Arhitekti, © Janez Marolt
© Janez Marolt
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lake Bohinj, 4265 Bohinjsko jezero, Slovenia
  • Architect in Charge

    Meta Kutin, Tomaž Ebenšpanger
  • Area

    100.7 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Janez Marolt © Janez Marolt © Janez Marolt © Janez Marolt +36

Charles Renfro Discusses DS+R's Winning Proposal for Zaryadye Park in Moscow

12:00 - 20 April, 2016

At last year's Moscow Urban Forum, Charles Renfro discussed Diller Scofidio + Renfro's design for Zaryadye Park in Moscow. Located in the heart of the city, the park employs Wild Urbanist principles, which seek to emulate Russia's diverse landscapes – tundra, steppe, forest, and wetland – against a backdrop of architectural landmarks that includes the Kremlin, Red Square, and St. Basil’s Cathedral.

Crystal Houses / MVRDV

11:00 - 20 April, 2016
Crystal Houses / MVRDV, © Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee
© Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee

© Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee © Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee © Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee © Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee +16

How to Convince Your Firm to Pay for Training

09:30 - 20 April, 2016
How to Convince Your Firm to Pay for Training, © Matej Kastelic via Shutterstock
© Matej Kastelic via Shutterstock

Young designers, fresh out of school, often have incredible potential to contribute to their new firm: with fresh skills and capabilities that may have passed by the company's older members, they are in an excellent position to make their mark. But maximizing this potential may require expensive training courses, and asking your firm for that opportunity can be daunting. In this article originally published on ArchSmarter, Michael Kilkelly recounts a tale from his own early years as an architect to demonstrate that getting your firm to pay for training may be simpler than most young architects imagine.

When I was a young architect, only a few years out of school, I became interested in 3D rendering. This was back in the mid-nineties so the technology was primitive compared to today. 3D Studio Max had just come out and my firm had a copy.

After work, I would play around with the software. I did a few renderings of the project I was working on as a way to learn the software. The project designer saw them and got excited.

Barbecue House in Panguipulli / ABESTUDIO

09:00 - 20 April, 2016
Barbecue House in Panguipulli / ABESTUDIO, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lago Panguipulli, Los Lagos, Región de los Ríos, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Sebastián Browne
  • Builder

    Ruben Paredes, Jose Vega
  • Area

    187.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +30

20 Creative Business Cards for Architects

08:00 - 20 April, 2016

Establishing professional contacts in architecture – and well, in any field, really – has changed dramatically in the last decade, passing from the paper world to the virtual realm. However, small details can still make a big difference when it comes to captivating a potential new client or establishing a new partnership -- and these details aren’t unique to the virtual world.

Among these smaller, but powerful, details is the business card. Timeless and effective, the impact that a business card can have when meeting someone new cannot be overlooked. While simple, monochrome cards with muted prints are well liked among architects, exploring new forms, unusual materials and bold colors can result in a unique card that will leave a lasting impression on the person who receives it.

Below we’ve compiled some examples of cards that can serve as inspiration for architects, engineers, designers, landscapers and urbanists: 

Ingenhoven Architects Reveal Plans for Green Towers in Tokyo

06:00 - 20 April, 2016
Ingenhoven Architects Reveal Plans for Green Towers in Tokyo, A new office tower (height 185 m) and a residential tower (height 220 m) will be built on both sides of the existing Toranomon Hills Mori Tower. Together they will form the new Toranomon business and lifestyle center. (Competition proposal image). Image © ingenhoven architects
A new office tower (height 185 m) and a residential tower (height 220 m) will be built on both sides of the existing Toranomon Hills Mori Tower. Together they will form the new Toranomon business and lifestyle center. (Competition proposal image). Image © ingenhoven architects

ingenhoven architects has released its design for the Toranomon Project, a new business and lifestyle development that will include a 175,000-square-meter office tower and a 122,000-square-meter residential tower, which will become Tokyo’s highest residential building at approximately 220 meters tall.

Located in the Toranomon area of Tokyo, the project will be built around the existing Toranomon Hills Mori Tower, with respect for the existing structure, but with its own identity as a set of nodes in the larger urban green network.

58 VPO Torresolo / IDOM

05:00 - 20 April, 2016
58 VPO Torresolo / IDOM, © Aitor Ortiz
© Aitor Ortiz
  • Architects

  • Location

    Euzko Gudariak Kalea, 13, 48940 Leioa, Bizkaia, Spain
  • Lead Architects

    Iñaki Garai Zabala, Inés López Taberna, Ricardo Moutinho
  • Area

    8170.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Aitor Ortiz © Aitor Ortiz © Aitor Ortiz © Aitor Ortiz +28