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Ma's Kitchen / Chengdu Hummingbird Design Consultant Co., Ltd.

22:00 - 12 August, 2016
Ma's Kitchen / Chengdu Hummingbird Design Consultant Co., Ltd., Courtesy of Chengdu Hummingbird Design Consultant Co., Ltd.
Courtesy of Chengdu Hummingbird Design Consultant Co., Ltd.

Courtesy of Chengdu Hummingbird Design Consultant Co., Ltd. Courtesy of Chengdu Hummingbird Design Consultant Co., Ltd. Courtesy of Chengdu Hummingbird Design Consultant Co., Ltd. Courtesy of Chengdu Hummingbird Design Consultant Co., Ltd. +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    No. 1, Dongkangsi Street, Daci Temple, Chengdu City, China (Taikoo Li)
  • Main designers

    Tang Jiajun, Liu Ruiyan
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Chengdu Hummingbird Design Consultant Co., Ltd.

One Community Church / DKO

19:00 - 12 August, 2016
One Community Church  / DKO , © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Peter Bennetts © Derek Swalwell +9

Vic's Meat Office Fit-out / Those Architects + End of Work

17:00 - 12 August, 2016
Vic's Meat Office Fit-out / Those Architects + End of Work , © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • End of Work Team

    Geordie McKenzie, Justin Smith, Goran Momircevski
  • Those Architects Team

    Simon Addinall, Ben Mitchell
  • Client

    Vic's Meat
  • Area

    650.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Michael Maltzan Designs "Experimental" Arts Center at Rice University

16:20 - 12 August, 2016
Michael Maltzan Designs "Experimental" Arts Center at Rice University, North façade of the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston, TX. Image Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc.
North façade of the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston, TX. Image Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc.

Michael Maltzan Architecture has released new images of their design for the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University in Houston, Texas, coinciding with the announcement that the building will open to the public on February 24, 2017. The building is conceived as a multi-disciplinary lab for creativity, which will contain “an experimental platform for creating and presenting works in all disciplines” as well as a flexible teaching space and a forum to host partnerships with visiting national and international artists.

Northwest corner of the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University. Image Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc. Flexible Gallery at the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University. Image Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc. Northwest corner detail of the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, August 2016. Image © Geoff Winningham North façade of the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Summer 2016. Image Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc. +8

Sant Mori Pergola / MESURA

15:00 - 12 August, 2016
Sant Mori Pergola / MESURA, © Salva López
© Salva López

© Salva López © Salva López © Salva López © Salva López +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    17467 Sant Mori, Girona, España
  • Project Manager

    Marcos Parera
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photography

Urban Agency + Group-K Design Wood Experience Center on Jeju Island, South Korea

14:25 - 12 August, 2016
Urban Agency + Group-K Design Wood Experience Center on Jeju Island, South Korea, Courtesy of Urban Agency
Courtesy of Urban Agency

Urban Agency and Group-K have placed 3rd in a competition for a “Wood Experience Center” on the island of Jeju, South Korea. The project location is an area of the island called Redorum, a wild natural environment containing a dense cedar forest and a tranquil lake. The architects responded to this unique site by designing a building that both preserves the unspoiled beauty of the landscape and creates an iconic building containing an exhibition hall, workshop and library.

Courtesy of Urban Agency Courtesy of Urban Agency Courtesy of Urban Agency Courtesy of Urban Agency +19

House DV / Colle-Croce

13:00 - 12 August, 2016
House DV / Colle-Croce, © Javier Agustín Rojas
© Javier Agustín Rojas

© Javier Agustín Rojas © Javier Agustín Rojas © Javier Agustín Rojas © Javier Agustín Rojas +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pilar, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
  • Authors

    Sebastián Colle, Rodolfo Croce
  • Collaborator

    Lucas Bruno
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Peter Cook, Patrik Schumacher Lead List of Speakers at WAF 2016

11:30 - 12 August, 2016
Peter Cook, Patrik Schumacher Lead List of Speakers at WAF 2016, via World Architecture Festival
via World Architecture Festival

The program for the 2016 edition of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) has been announced. Being held from November 16-18 at the Arena Berlin, Germany, the festival will feature 3 days and 4 nights of events including conferences, lectures and seminars, architect-led city tours and networking opportunities, as well as live critiques of the 411 projects shortlisted for the 2016 WAF Awards. An all-star list of speakers will include leading architectural figures such as Patrik Schumacher, Ole Scheeren and Peter Cook.

This theme of this year’s festival is “Housing For Everyone.” Inspired by a variety of influences, markedly the condition of displaced communities of political and disaster refugees, lectures will focus on “the growing understanding of how demographics and global urbanization are forcing change; and the imperatives to create shelter at one end of the spectrum, and sufficiency for occupation and investment at the other.”

Uva Sol De Oriente / EDU

11:00 - 12 August, 2016
Uva Sol De Oriente / EDU, © Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango

© Alejandro Arango © Alejandro Arango © Alejandro Arango © Alejandro Arango +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Area

    3719.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Project Meganom's Yuri Grigoryan: “Freedom is When You Realize that Anything is Possible”

09:30 - 12 August, 2016
Project Meganom's Yuri Grigoryan: “Freedom is When You Realize that Anything is Possible”, Barn, Nikolo-Lenivets, Kaluga District, Russia, 2006. Image © Yuri Grigoryan
Barn, Nikolo-Lenivets, Kaluga District, Russia, 2006. Image © Yuri Grigoryan

Yuri Grigoryan founded Project Meganom in 1999 in Moscow with his partners Alexandra Pavlova, Iliya Kuleshov, and Pavel Ivanchikov. Together, the group all graduated from Moscow’s Architectural Institute, MArchI in 1991, the year of the Soviet Union’s collapse, and then practiced at the studio of Moscow architect Alexander Larin. Today Project Meganom is headed by Grigoryan, Iliya Kuleshov, Artem Staborovsky, and Elena Uglovskaya, and keeps in close contact with the theoretical side of architecture: Grigoryan teaches at his alma mater and until recently he was the Director of Education at Strelka Institute, founded in 2009 under the creative leadership of Rem Koolhaas, while in 2008 the practice was involved in the Venice Architecture Biennale with their San Stae project for curator Yuri Avvakumov's “BornHouse” exhibition. All of this gives Grigoryan an interesting overview of Russia's unique architectural context. In this interview from his “City of Ideas” column, Vladimir Belogolovsky speaks with Grigoryan about the issues facing Russian architecture and how Project Meganom has responded to those challenges.

Vladimir Belogolovsky: You travel often and participate in student critiques in the West and in Russia. Do you notice any particular difference in approaches?

Yuri Grigoryan: First, the West is not homogeneous. For example, in the late 1980s, during what was then a very rare trip to the USA I had a chance to visit some of the leading studios and schools. I remember how during our visit to the IIT in Chicago the students would sit and methodically place four pieces of paper, forming laconic spaces precisely following Mies van der Rohe’s principles. That was very strange and I did not see any influences coming from outside of that particular school of thought. I could say the same about Russia. At the height of the Constructivist movement, the teachings of our great educators Nikolai Ladovsky and his students Ivan Lamtsov and Mikhail Turkus at Vkhutemas lead to the situation where the figure of a teacher lost its meaning; it was replaced with methodology that was to be obeyed as if it were a sort of religion.

Barn, Nikolo-Lenivets, Kaluga District, Russia, 2006. Image © Yuri Grigoryan Theater Mercury, Moscow, 2006. Image © Marco Zanta Molochny Lane residential building, Moscow, 2003. Image © Yuri Palmin Theater Mercury, Moscow, 2006. Image Courtesy of Project Meganom +15

Five Houses / Weber Arquitectos

09:00 - 12 August, 2016
Five Houses / Weber Arquitectos, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avandaro, Valle de Bravo, Méx., Mexico
  • Project Architect

    Fernando Weber
  • Interior Design

    Anina Schulte-Trux
  • Project Area

    1200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

See Oscar Niemeyer's Unfinished Architecture for Lebanon's International Fair Grounds

08:00 - 12 August, 2016
See Oscar Niemeyer's Unfinished Architecture for Lebanon's International Fair Grounds, Theater. International Fairgrounds of Tripoli / Oscar Niemeyer. Image © Anthony Saroufim
Theater. International Fairgrounds of Tripoli / Oscar Niemeyer. Image © Anthony Saroufim

On the grounds of the Tripoli International Fair (Rashid Karameh International Exhibition Center) in Lebanon, one finds one of the five largest exhibition centers in the world [1]. The 15 structures, designed by legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in 1963, remain unfinished due to the project's abandonment during the country's civil war in 1975. 

Arch. International Fairgrounds of Tripoli / Oscar Niemeyer. Image © Anthony Saroufim Theater. International Fairgrounds of Tripoli / Oscar Niemeyer. Image © Anthony Saroufim Enclosed Theater. International Fairgrounds of Tripoli / Oscar Niemeyer. Image © Anthony Saroufim Theater interior. International Fairgrounds of Tripoli / Oscar Niemeyer. Image © Anthony Saroufim +24

Spotlight: Jean Nouvel

06:00 - 12 August, 2016
Spotlight: Jean Nouvel , One Central Park. Image © Murray Fredericks
One Central Park. Image © Murray Fredericks

The winner of the Wolf Prize in 2005 and the Pritzker of 2008, French architect Jean Nouvel has attempted to design each of his projects without any preconceived notions. The result is a variety of projects that, while strikingly different, always demonstrate a delicate play with light and shadow as well as a harmonious balance with their surroundings. It was this diverse approach that led the Pritzker Prize Jury in their citation to characterize Nouvel as primarily "courageous" in his "pursuit of new ideas and his challenge of accepted norms in order to stretch the boundaries of the field."

Ely Court / Alison Brooks Architects

05:00 - 12 August, 2016
Ely Court / Alison Brooks Architects, © Paul Riddle
© Paul Riddle

© Paul Riddle © Paul Riddle Courtesy of Alison Brooks Architects © Paul Riddle +40

Three Nordic Refractions: After Belonging Agency Discuss the Theme of the 2016 Oslo Trienniale

04:00 - 12 August, 2016

In May 2016, the After Belonging Agency discussed the theme of the forthcoming Oslo Architecture Triennale—entitled After Belonging: a Triennale In-Residence, On Residence, and the Ways We Stay In-Transit—as part of In Therapy, the exhibition of the Nordic Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. The hour-long discussion, which also includes presentations by Shumi Bose and Füsun Türetken, begins with an in-depth description of how the Triennale intends to focus on the future challenges of migration by investigating how cities and architecture can react to large groups of people moving and resettling.

In Progress: Louvre Abu Dhabi / Jean Nouvel

03:00 - 12 August, 2016
In Progress: Louvre Abu Dhabi / Jean Nouvel, © TDIC
© TDIC

© TDIC © TDIC © TDIC © TDIC +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
  • Client

    TDIC
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    TDIC

A.S.R Headquarters Renovation / Team V Architectuur

02:00 - 12 August, 2016
A.S.R Headquarters Renovation / Team V Architectuur, © Jannes Linders
© Jannes Linders

© Herman de Winter © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders +36

Saleh Barakat Gallery / L.E.FT Architects

22:00 - 11 August, 2016
Saleh Barakat Gallery / L.E.FT Architects, © Ieva Saudargaite
© Ieva Saudargaite

© Ieva Saudargaite © Ieva Saudargaite © Ieva Saudargaite © Ieva Saudargaite +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beirut, Lebanon
  • Design Team

    Ana Conchan, Alex Palmer, Valeria Fervorari, Rafah Farhat, Elias Kateb
  • Area

    900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Ieva Saudargaite, Courtesy of L.E.FT Architects