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Call for Entries: City Now City Future - An Idea for a Future London

19:30 - 12 April, 2017
Call for Entries: City Now City Future - An Idea for a Future London, City Now City Future Open Call: An idea for a future London
City Now City Future Open Call: An idea for a future London

The call for 'An Idea for a Future London’ is open to all kinds of practitioners (including, but not limited to, artists, designers, architects, planners, creative technologists, filmmakers, writers or social entrepreneurs) and projects.

We want to understand how people are operating, or speculating on how, to create positive change in the city and to support a project which will communicate new ways of working to our visitors and communities.

The Open Call will award the winner a budget and support to deliver a project which will inhabit the Museum of London’s City Gallery between February and April 2018. Alongside the realisation of the winning proposal, we will make public a selected longlist of creative ideas for urban change – a valuable mapping of a shared field of possibility.

Wake Space Up! Urban Eco-Balcony / Farming Studio

19:00 - 12 April, 2017
Wake Space Up! Urban Eco-Balcony  / Farming Studio, © Nguyen Thai Thach
© Nguyen Thai Thach

© Nguyen Thai Thach © Nguyen Thai Thach © Nguyen Thai Thach © Nguyen Thai Thach +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    50 Hoàng Ngọc Phách, Láng Hạ, Đống Đa, Hà Nội, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    An Viet Dung, Roberto Iannetti, Pham Ngoc Linh
  • Project Architects

    An Thanh Nhan, Nelly Agliardi, Quach Hai Linh, Bui Huu Tung, Le Van Tung, Do Thi Hien, Nguyen Phi Hung, Duc Chu, Bang Thanh
  • Area

    35.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

    Nguyen Thai Thach, Quang Tran, Courtesy of Farming Studio

Coppin Street Apartments / MUSK Architecture Studio

17:00 - 12 April, 2017
Coppin Street Apartments / MUSK Architecture Studio, © Benjamin Hosking
© Benjamin Hosking

© Benjamin Hosking © Benjamin Hosking © Benjamin Hosking © Benjamin Hosking +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Richmond VIC 3121, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Hannes McNamara
  • Project Team

    Hannes McNamara, Daniel Yusko, Chris Le Page, Nick Johnston
  • Area

    500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

This Interactive Map Shows How London Has Changed Over the Past 100 Years

16:00 - 12 April, 2017
This Interactive Map Shows How London Has Changed Over the Past 100 Years, Houses of Parliament – Then and Now. Image Courtesy of Expedia
Houses of Parliament – Then and Now. Image Courtesy of Expedia

Go on a virtual stroll through century-old London, with this new interactive map produced by Expedia. Named “Historic London,” the app takes you through 14 notable sites throughout the British capital, from Buckingham Palace to a view of St. Paul’s Cathedral from Fleet Street. Archival images of the sites from the late 1800s and early 1900s are overlayed onto the streetview of today, so you can easily compare what has and hasn’t changed over the last 100 years.

Check out the interactive map for yourself below:

Sharon Fields / design/buildLAB

15:00 - 12 April, 2017
Sharon Fields / design/buildLAB, © Jeff Goldberg / ESTO
© Jeff Goldberg / ESTO

© Jeff Goldberg / ESTO        © Jeff Goldberg / ESTO        © Jeff Goldberg / ESTO        © Jeff Goldberg / ESTO        +26

NADAAA, Gluckman-Tang, LTL Selected as Finalists in Competition for Telluride Arts Center in Colorado

14:00 - 12 April, 2017
NADAAA, Gluckman-Tang, LTL Selected as Finalists in Competition for Telluride Arts Center in Colorado, via Telluride Arts
via Telluride Arts

Telluride Arts has announced the three finalist firms that will compete for the adaptive reuse and transformation of the historic Telluride Transfer Warehouse in the arts district of Telluride, Colorado. Selected from an initial list of 30 firms from across the country, Gluckman-Tang, LTL and NADAAA were chosen as finalists based on “their sensitivity to the Telluride Arts and Telluride Historic Landmark Districts, their experience with historic restoration, and their previous design experience with public spaces for the arts.”

The three firms will now develop conceptual designs for the building, with the vision of “[creating] an architectural and cultural landmark in the heart of Telluride that provides contemporary, public art space that deepens and expands the cultural life of Telluride.”  

MGV Building / +arquitectos + Gubbins Arquitectos

13:00 - 12 April, 2017
MGV Building / +arquitectos + Gubbins Arquitectos, © Aryeh Kornfeld
© Aryeh Kornfeld

© Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vitacura, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architects in Charge

    Brahm, Bonomi, Leturia, Bartolomé , Gubbins Arquitectos
  • Area

    10400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Aryeh Kornfeld , Courtesy of +arquitectos

Download High Resolution World City Maps for CAD

12:00 - 12 April, 2017

Mapacad is a website that offers downloads of .dwgs of dozens of cities. With 200 metropolises in their database, the founders have shared a set of their most-downloaded cities.  

The files contain closed polyline layers for buildings, streets, highways, city limits, and geographical data--all ready for use in CAD programs like Autocad, Rhino, BricsCad and SketchUp. 

Casa A / Método

11:00 - 12 April, 2017
Casa A / Método, © Tatiana Mestre
© Tatiana Mestre

© Tatiana Mestre © Tatiana Mestre © Tatiana Mestre © Tatiana Mestre +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Valle de Bravo, State of Mexico, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Bernardo García
  • Area

    327.0 m2
  • Year Project

    2015
  • Photography

Google's New AutoDraw Feature Will Complete Your Drawings for You

10:15 - 12 April, 2017

via GIPHY

Drawing on a touchscreen or trackpad can be a huge pain – but when you’re on the go, sometimes that may be your only option to quickly convey an image. To the rescue, Google has unveiled its latest AI experiment, AutoDraw, which uses machine learning to pair your wobbly doodle with a corresponding artist-drawn image – like autocorrect for sketching.

Why Moscow's Massacre of Mass Housing Is a Huge Mistake

09:30 - 12 April, 2017
Why Moscow's Massacre of Mass Housing Is a Huge Mistake, © Max Avdeev
© Max Avdeev

The Moscow government has just launched the biggest demolition program in the city’s history. Its goal is to get rid of 8,000 5-story residential buildings constructed in the Soviet era—it is probably the biggest program of erasure of modernist architectural heritage in world history. The main assumptions of the plan, as well as the press comments following it, show that we have forgotten what modernism was about, and what the real values of this architecture are.

A few years ago I published an essay titled Belyayevo Forever, dedicated to the preservation of generic modernist architecture. I focused on Moscow’s microrayons—vast, state-funded housing estates built in the Soviet era. In the essay, I explained the spatial and cultural values these prefabricated landscapes had. I also speculated about how one would go about preserving architecture that completely lacks uniqueness. The essay ended with a provocative statement: we should put Belyayevo—the most generic of all Soviet estates—on the UNESCO heritage list.

© Max Avdeev © Max Avdeev © Max Avdeev © Max Avdeev +13

House in Morrillos / Cristián Izquierdo

09:00 - 12 April, 2017
House in Morrillos / Cristián Izquierdo, © Tomás Rodríguez
© Tomás Rodríguez

© Tomás Rodríguez © Tomás Rodríguez © Tomás Rodríguez © Tomás Rodríguez +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Playa Blanca, Coquimbo, Región de Coquimbo, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Cristián Izquierdo
  • Area

    208.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Brooklyn’s Iconic Macy’s Store to Receive 10-Story Glass Office Addition to its Historic Architecture

08:00 - 12 April, 2017
Brooklyn’s Iconic Macy’s Store to Receive 10-Story Glass Office Addition to its Historic Architecture, Courtesy of The Wheeler
Courtesy of The Wheeler

Plans have been announced by Tishman Speyer for "The Wheeler", a glassy new addition above downtown Brooklyn’s iconic Macy’s store on Fulton Street. The design is a collaboration between Shimoda Design Group and Perkins Eastman, and incorporates 10 stories of dynamic office and mixed-use space that will sit atop the existing department store.

Paying homage to the renowned 19th century Brooklyn developer Andrew Wheeler, the new offices will come complete with 16 foot ceiling heights, an acre of combined outdoor terrace gardens and decks, an amenity floor, and 360,000 square feet of rentable space, all while capturing the surrounding views of Lower Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and New York harbour from its vantage point above the existing architecture.

Courtesy of The Wheeler Courtesy of The Wheeler Courtesy of The Wheeler Courtesy of The Wheeler +7

Hanging Gardens of Babylon-Inspired Residential Units Proposed for Birmingham

06:00 - 12 April, 2017
Hanging Gardens of Babylon-Inspired Residential Units Proposed for Birmingham, Courtesy of Architects of Invention
Courtesy of Architects of Invention

A new housing complex in the form of 500 terraced units has been proposed by London practice Architects of Invention for the city of Birmingham, in response to its growing multicultural population. Drawing inspiration from the ancient Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Garden Hill’s formal composition is that of two staggered 25-storey towers, with private and communal gardens on each level of terraces.

With the project's swooping mass, the residences aim to offer panoramic views of Birmingham, given its central location in the Digbeth area, a 10-minute walk from the city center. Additionally, the staggered towers capture ample daylighting over the course of the day, with the south end benefitting from the morning sun and the north end in the evening.

Courtesy of Architects of Invention Courtesy of Architects of Invention Courtesy of Architects of Invention Courtesy of Architects of Invention +22

Ljungdalen / Lowén Widman Arkitekter

05:00 - 12 April, 2017
Ljungdalen / Lowén Widman Arkitekter, © Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman +39

Rhône 8 / Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés

03:00 - 12 April, 2017
Rhône 8 / Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +44

Сhampionat.com / Nefa Architects

02:00 - 12 April, 2017
Сhampionat.com / Nefa Architects, © Ilya Ivanov
© Ilya Ivanov

© Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov +26

Binh House / VTN Architects

23:00 - 11 April, 2017
© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Quang Dam +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Principal Architect

    Vo Trong Nghia
  • Design Team

    Masaaki Iwamoto, Chiang Hsing-O, Nguyen Tat Dat, Nguyen Duy Phuoc, Takahito Yamada
  • Area

    233.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs