NT24 / Aflo Arquitectos

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Architects: Aflo Arquitectos
Location: Tlaltenango, Cuernavaca, Morelos,
Architect: Andrés Flores
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Rafael Gamo, Marcos Betanzos,

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OMA Creates 360-Degree Cinema at the Venice Biennale

The movable module has been placed in the middle of Stage F, displaying one screen for each side. Image © Giorgio De Vecchi

OMA has recently transformed the F stage of the Corderie at the Venice Biennale to become a four screen, 360-degree cinema hall. Complementing the exhibitions at the Biennale, full movies will be screened in the space on weekends from now until November.

More on the movie screenings after the break

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Spotlight: Kenzo Tange

Kenzo Tange (4 September 1913-22 March 2005), the Pritzker-Prize Winning Japanese architect who helped define Japan’s post-WWII emergence into Modernism, would have turned 101 today. Inspired by Le CorbusierTange decided to study architecture at the University of Tokyo in 1935. He worked as an urban planner, helping to rebuild Hiroshima after World War II, and gained international attention in 1949, when his design for the Hiroshima Peace Center and Memorial Park was selected. Tange continued to work in and theorize about Urban Planning throughout the 50s; his “Plan for Tokyo 1960″ re-thought urban structures and heavily influenced the Metabolist movement.

Incineration Line in Roskilde / Erick van Egeraat

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Architects: Erick van Egeraat
Location: 4000 , Denmark
Year: 2014
Photographs: Tim Van de Velde

Video: JS Dorton Arena, the Fairground Pavilion That Was a Modernist Marvel

The JS Dorton , originally designed as a livestock judging pavilion for the North Carolina fairgrounds, was a deliberate political statement for the North Carolina State University about the courage of progress and value of taking risks. The architect, Matthew Nowicki, imagined a symphonic spatial experience where design, material and construction are choreographed in a highly challenging and sweeping, ambitious vision. Foregoing interior columns, the building combines intersecting parabolic arches of reinforced concrete with a grid of draped tension cables inspired by the tension system of the Golden Gate Bridge to support the entire span of the roof – the first of its kind.

Chiloe Leisure Center / Jonas Retamal + Laura Houssin

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Architects: Jonas Retamal,
Location: Huenuco, Castro, Los Lagos Region, Chile
Collaborators: Lautaro Álvarez, Diego Aguilera
Project Area: 1100.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Pablo Casals-Aguirre, Courtesy of

New Details Released of Norman Foster and Fernando Romero’s Designs for Mexico City’s New Airport

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Yesterday, a consortium led by Foster + Partners and Fernando Romero of FR-EE were announced as the winners of the competition for the design of Mexico City‘s new international . Designed in conjunction with a masterplan developed by Arup, the airport will initially include three runways, but is designed to expand to up to six runways by 2062, all served by the single terminal building.

One of the world’s largest airport terminals at 555,000 square meters, the building is enclosed by a single, continuous lightweight gridshell, the largest of this type of structure ever built with spans reaching up to 170 meters. By utilizing a single airport terminal, passengers will not need to travel on internal train services or underground tunnels, and the design of the building ensures shorter walking distances and few changes of level, all making for a more relaxing experience for users.

The building is designed to be the world’s most sustainable airport, with the single lightweight shell using far less material than a cluster of buildings, and cooling and ventilation strategies that require little to no mechanical assistance for most of the year.

More details of the design after the break

RIBA Selects Six Houses for 2014 Manser Medal Shortlist

Stormy Castle / Loyn & Co Architects. Image © Charles Hosea

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the shortlist for this year’s Manser Medal, the award given for Britain’s best new house. With a shortlist comprising a mixture of two London townhouses, a seaside getaway and three remote getaways in Scotland and Wales, the winner of this year’s Manser medal will be announced at the RIBA’s ceremony on October 16th.

RIBA President Steven Hodder said of the shortlisted schemes: “With each of the projects, the architects have added real value to the homeowner’s happiness and wellbeing. The originality, ingenuity and innovation on show in this shortlist should be an inspiration for anyone planning to build or make improvements to their own home. I encourage the UK’s volume house builders to look at the shortlisted schemes – we all deserve to live in homes that comfort and delight us.”

Read on after the break for all six shortlisted projects

D&P Residence / Atelier Paralelo

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Architects: Atelier Paralelo
Location: Brasília – Distrito Federal, Brasil
Author: Thiago de Andrade
Collaborators: Arquiteto Andrea Denza, Arquiteta Larissa Lessa, estagiárias Alice Menezes e Natália Costa
Project Area: 592.5 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Joana França

Two Symposiums Will Help Determine Glasgow School of Art’s Restoration

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The Glasgow School of Art have announced that they will hold two symposiums in order to discuss the restoration of the school’s library which was devastated in a fire in May of this year. The first conference, to be held in Venice’s Querini Stampalia, will act as a precursor to a second conference to be held in Glasgow in 2015. According to Professor Christopher Platt, head of the Mackintosh School of Architecture, the meetings will help to answer the question: “What should the plans be for bringing the Mackintosh building into full use once more and how should we approach the particular issue of the Macintosh library?”

Grand Synthe – Place Du Courghain / Philippe Dubus Architecte

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Architects: Philippe Dubus Architecte
Location: , France
Area: 4206.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Sergio Grazia

New Weiach Kindergarten / L3P Architekten

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Architects: L3P Architekten
Location: Weiach,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Sabrina Scheja

Casa Madalena / Carlos Castanheira

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Architects: Carlos Castanheira
Location: 4400-431 Madalena,
Architect In Charge: Carlos Castanheira & Clara Bastai, Arqtos Lda.
Design Team: Orlando Sousa, Vasco Melo, Ricardo Leite, Sofia Costa Reis, Demis Lopes, Luís Calheiros, João Figueiredo
Year: 2008
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

House in Asahiku / Coo Planning

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Architects: Coo Planning
Location: , Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge: Akiyoshi Nakao
Area: 55.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Yuko Tada

Academic Building – UAC / CEPLAN

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Architects: CEPLAN
Location: Campus de Planaltina – Universidade de Brasília – Planaltina, Brasília – Distrito Federal, Brasil
Authors: Alberto Alves de Faria, Fabiana Couto Garcia, Fátima Lauria Pires
Collaborators: Arquiteta Ana Carolina Caetano Alves, Arquiteta Karine Meneses Chagas de Carvalho
Project Area: 4795.0 m2
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Joana França

ARCHIVE Global Sets Out to Build Healthier Homes in Bangladesh

A women in the village of in Savar, Bangladesh stands in front of her family’s new cement floor ARCHIVE, in partnership with ADESH, installed in February 2014. Image Courtesy of

Each year 6.5 million children around the world die from diseases directly related to substandard housing conditions. Dirt floors in particular are carriers of parasites, bacteria, and viruses contributing to many fatal diseases. In response to this and with the aim of dramatically reducing child mortality rates, New York-based Architecture for Health in Vulnerable Environments (ARCHIVE), has launched a new initiative to replace dirt flooring with concrete in Bangladesh.

Learn more about the initiative after the break.

High School in Lachine / Marosi Troy Architectes + Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes

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Architects: Marosi Troy Architectes, Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes
Location: Collège Saint-Louis, 50 34 Ave, Lachine, QC H8T,
Design Lead: Martin Troy, Ali Torabi
Area: 13300.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Stephane Groleau

The Carson Pirie Scott Building in Chicago, Illinois. Image © Flickr CC User Chris Smith
The Carson Pirie Scott Building in Chicago, Illinois. Image © Flickr CC User Chris Smith

Spotlight: Louis Sullivan

Louis SullivanChicago‘s “Father of Skyscrapers” who foreshadowed modernism with his famous phrase “form follows function,” would have turned 158 today. Sullivan was an architectural prodigy even as a young man, graduating high school and beginning his studies at MIT when he was just 16. After just a year of study he dropped out of MIT, and by the time he was just 24 he had joined forces with Dankmar Adler as a full partner of Adler and Sullivan.