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2016 New Zealand Architecture Awards Announced

16:00 - 20 November, 2016
2016 New Zealand Architecture Awards Announced, Courtesy of New Zealand Institute of Architects Incorporated
Courtesy of New Zealand Institute of Architects Incorporated

The New Zealand Institute of Architects Incorporated has announced the winners of the 2016 New Zealand Architecture Awards, which recognizes the best works by New Zealand’s architects. 

Out of the 28 winners selected from 50 shortlisted buildings, four projects have received special acknowledgment and have been named outstanding New Zealand Architects.

The winners of the 2016 New Zealand Architecture Awards are:

Ennead Architects Breaks Ground on Shanghai Planetarium

14:00 - 20 November, 2016
Ennead Architects Breaks Ground on Shanghai Planetarium, Courtesy of Ennead Architects
Courtesy of Ennead Architects

Ennead Architects has broken ground on the Shanghai Planetarium, a new 38,000-square-meter project that will define a new identity for the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum (SSTM) in the Lingang district of Shanghai, China

Inspired by astronomical principles, the design is centered on the concept of orbital motion. “Each of the building’s three principal forma—the oculus, the inverted dome, and the sphere—acts as an astronomical instrument, tracking sun, moon, and stars, and reminding visitors that our concept of time originates in distant astronomical objects."

Courtesy of Ennead Architects Courtesy of Ennead Architects Courtesy of Ennead Architects Courtesy of Ennead Architects +12

Taleny School / Aro Estudio

13:00 - 20 November, 2016
Taleny School  / Aro Estudio, © Lorena Darquea
© Lorena Darquea

© Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
  • Architects in Charge

    Alexis Rodríguez, Michel Rosado, Oliver Ortega
  • Area

    3287.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

URBANLOGIC Arts Factory Awarded Silver at 2016 American Architecture Prize

12:00 - 20 November, 2016
© URBANLOGIC
© URBANLOGIC

The annual AAP American Architecture Prize, which recognizes outstanding architectural design, interior design, and landscape architecture worldwide, has given URBANLOGIC's Sichuan Arts Factory and Innovation Center a Silver Award in the mixed-use category. The panel of judges included Troy C. Therrien of the Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, Peggy Deamer of Yale University, Ben Van Berkel of UNStudio and Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and Alan Ricks and Michael Murphy, founders of Mass Design Group. 

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The 7 Best Sustainable Design Courses in the United States

09:30 - 20 November, 2016
The 7 Best Sustainable Design Courses in the United States, Students at <a href='http://architecture.woodbury.edu/'>Woodbury University School of Architecture</a>. One of Woodbury's graduate professional practice courses, focused on the Los Angeles region and the state of California, was named one of seven exemplary courses in sustainability-centered design. Image Courtesy of Woodbury University
Students at Woodbury University School of Architecture. One of Woodbury's graduate professional practice courses, focused on the Los Angeles region and the state of California, was named one of seven exemplary courses in sustainability-centered design. Image Courtesy of Woodbury University

This article was originally published by Metropolis Magazine.

For many years now, climate change has been a major concern for architects and engineers— and with good reason. After all, the built environment contributes to over 39% of all CO2 emissions and over 70% of all electricity usage in the United States. Several architecture and design-based initiatives aim to guide architecture away from environmentally harmful practice and towards a more sustainable approach. Architecture 2030, one such initiative, believes that to incite design change we must begin at its source: architectural education.

Óptica Queirós / Tsou Arquitectos

09:00 - 20 November, 2016
Óptica Queirós  / Tsou Arquitectos , © João Macedo
© João Macedo

© João Macedo © João Macedo © João Macedo © João Macedo +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    R. Maria da Fonte 160, 4830-582 Póvoa de Lanhoso, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Tiago Tsou
  • Area

    54.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

CnT Architects Provide Two Options for Design of Aurobindo Pharma Towers in India

08:00 - 20 November, 2016
CnT Architects Provide Two Options for Design of Aurobindo Pharma Towers in India, Courtesy of CnT Architects
Courtesy of CnT Architects

A competition for the design of the Aurobindo Pharma towers in the center of Hyderabad, India has declared CnT Architects as the winner. The 300-meter site is located in the center of Hitech City of Hyderabad. Two options exist for the final towers: one intends to accentuate the building's verticality while the other amplifies the horizontality of the site. 

Courtesy of CnT Architects Courtesy of CnT Architects Courtesy of CnT Architects Courtesy of CnT Architects +14

Graham and Angus House / DTR_studio architects

05:00 - 20 November, 2016
Graham and Angus House / DTR_studio architects, © Cris Beltran
© Cris Beltran

© Cris Beltran © Cris Beltran © Cris Beltran © Cris Beltran +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gaucin, Malaga, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Jose Miguel Vázquez, Jose María Olmedo
  • Area

    190.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Village in the Schoolyard / MUTOPIA

02:00 - 20 November, 2016
Village in the Schoolyard / MUTOPIA, Courtesy of MUTOPIA
Courtesy of MUTOPIA

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  • Architects

  • Location

    3390 Torup, Denmark
  • Area

    500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of MUTOPIA

UMASSIF/WITH Sanlitun Bakery in Beijing / B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio

20:00 - 19 November, 2016
UMASSIF/WITH Sanlitun Bakery in Beijing / B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio, © Ruijing Photo
© Ruijing Photo

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Woods Bagot Begins Construction on Mixed-Use Tech Center in Singapore that You Can Ride Your Bike Through

16:00 - 19 November, 2016
Woods Bagot Begins Construction on Mixed-Use Tech Center in Singapore that You Can Ride Your Bike Through , Courtesy of Woods Bagot
Courtesy of Woods Bagot

Woods Bagot has begun construction on the redevelopment of the former Funan DigitaLife Mall, into a mixed retail, office, and residential project that will expand its previous function as the definitive IT mall in Singapore by incorporating the tech experience throughout its entirety. 

The 887,000-square-foot project will be composed of a six-story retail, dining, and lifestyle podium, two six-story office towers, and one nine-story housing block. These programs will be connected vertically, and are designed to appeal to tech- and socially-savvy consumers interested in a creative environment.

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TEN Arquitectos' New Mexican Museum in San Francisco Celebrates Diversity

14:00 - 19 November, 2016
TEN Arquitectos' New Mexican Museum in San Francisco Celebrates Diversity , Courtesy of TEN Arquitectos
Courtesy of TEN Arquitectos

Earlier this year construction started on the new home for The Mexican Museum, designed by TEN Arquitectos. Located in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Cultural District, it will fill the first four floors of Millennium Partners’ 700,000 square foot luxury residential tower. The new museum will become a social, cultural and educational center for the promotion of Mexican and Mexican-American art and culture in San Francisco, California.

"The project encourages social commitment and celebrates diversity. The museum is a plural space via a social bond with the community’s history and culture and urban management strategies based on diverse uses and social gatherings," states TEN Arquitectos.

The museum plans to open its doors in the spring of 2019. See below for more details. 

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Résidence Belcourt / Atelier Pierre Thibault

13:00 - 19 November, 2016
Résidence Belcourt / Atelier Pierre Thibault, © Maxime Brouillet
© Maxime Brouillet

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HOK and Hawkins\Brown Move Forward with Cardiff University Innovation Campus

12:00 - 19 November, 2016

Cardiff City Council has just approved the third and latest phase of Cardiff University's £300 million Innovation Campus. Hawkins\Brown and HOK each designed one building for the project, which will bring together researchers, students, investors, and businesses to work on technological innovations and new enterprises that aim to drive economic growth. The project is the latest development in Cardiff University's vision of embedding innovation within the university's fabric and generating a self-sustaining cycle of economic growth for the community as a whole. 

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"Night White Skies" Podcast Explores How the Design of Our Environment and Our Bodies is Changing Architecture

09:30 - 19 November, 2016
"Night White Skies" Podcast Explores How the Design of Our Environment and Our Bodies is Changing Architecture, Courtesy of Sean Lally
Courtesy of Sean Lally

Humanity is at a key moment in a larger story, one in which we are willfully manipulating both our global environments as well as our human bodies. The first is changing the makeup of the physical spaces we occupy and the second, the very body that perceives that space. At this intersection are the physical boundaries that define architectural space. Both our environments and our bodies are therefore open for design, and architecture has swerved in a new direction.

Created in response to these changes is a new podcast, “Night White Skies” w/ Sean Lally: A podcast about architecture's future, as both earth's environment & our human bodies are open for design. The podcast is about conversations with designers, engineers, and writers on the periphery of the architecture discipline, engaging in these developments from multiple fronts. Though the lens of discussion is architecture, it is necessary to engage a diverse range of perspectives to get a better picture of the events currently unfolding. This includes philosophers, cultural anthropologists, policy makers, scientists as well as authors of science fiction. Each individual’s work intersects this core topic, but from unique angles.

Tourism Development Tropical Center / José Luis López Siles & Francisco Moreno Martínez

09:00 - 19 November, 2016
 Tourism Development Tropical Center  / José Luis López Siles & Francisco Moreno Martínez, © Javier Callejas Sevilla
© Javier Callejas Sevilla

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The House of Knowledge is a Gorgeous New School Above the Arctic Circle

08:00 - 19 November, 2016
The House of Knowledge is a Gorgeous New School Above the Arctic Circle, Courtesy of Liljewall architects
Courtesy of Liljewall architects

Gallivare, Sweden might be known for its reindeer, but it's gradually undergoing an urban transformation. Liljewall Architects in collaboration with MAF architects have created Kunskapshuset (House of Knowledge), a new school, for the archetypal "arctic city."

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Baumhaus / Ana Coelho Arquitectura

05:00 - 19 November, 2016
Baumhaus  / Ana Coelho Arquitectura, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Ana Coelho Arquitectura
  • Design Team

    Ana Coelho, Marta Martins
  • Area

    550.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs