New Renderings Released of Robert A.M. Stern Architects' TriBeCa Condos

14:00 - 17 April, 2016
New Renderings Released of Robert A.M. Stern Architects' TriBeCa Condos, © Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Rendering by Noë & Associates with the Boundary via New York YIMBY
© Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Rendering by Noë & Associates with the Boundary via New York YIMBY

Several new renderings have been released of Robert A.M. Stern Architects’ TriBeCa condos at 70 Vestry Street, according to New York YIMBY. Located next to the West Side Highway in TriBeCa in New York, the 14-story building will contain 46 condos and over 153,000 square feet of residential space, with each apartment ranging from 1,700 to 7,000 square feet.

Berkshire Mountain House / Tsao & McKown Architects

13:00 - 17 April, 2016
Berkshire Mountain House / Tsao & McKown Architects, © Eric Laignel
© Eric Laignel

© Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel +22

Female Architects Speak Out About Gender Differences in New York Times Article

12:00 - 17 April, 2016
Female Architects Speak Out About Gender Differences in New York Times Article, Clockwise from top left: Rosemary Park, Rebecca G. Barnes, Amity Kurt, Patricia Galván, Farida Abu-Bakare and Claire Weisz, women who responded to the survey. Image via The New York Times
Clockwise from top left: Rosemary Park, Rebecca G. Barnes, Amity Kurt, Patricia Galván, Farida Abu-Bakare and Claire Weisz, women who responded to the survey. Image via The New York Times

Gender inequality in the architecture profession has continued to be a cause for concern, with a recent survey from the AIA showing that women feel that little to no progress has been made with overcoming gender obstacles. Following the recent passing of Zaha Hadid, a powerful pioneer and role model for female designers, The New York Times launched an online survey asking women in architecture about their experiences in the profession. Read some of the excerpts from the two hundred responses they received after the break.

The Destruction of Memory: A Documentary on the War Against Cultural History

10:15 - 17 April, 2016

This article was originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "The Destruction of Memory, A Documentary."

"Part of war and conflict has always been the collateral damage. Buildings have fallen in the path of military objectives, but, [...] in this war, buildings aren't destroyed because they're in the way of a target. The buildings are the target." As the narrator of The Destruction of Memory so eloquently explains, the destruction of culture—of buildings, books, and art—is often not an accidental consequence of conflict. As we can see by the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria today, the destruction of cultural artifacts is part and parcel of a conscientious strategy to target and destroy the collective memory, history, and identity of a people.

Nursery and Housing HQE Bruyn / B612

09:00 - 17 April, 2016
Nursery and Housing HQE Bruyn / B612, Courtesy of B612
Courtesy of B612
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rue Bruyn, 1120 Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Area

    7033.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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Kengo Kuma Unveils Aluminum Clad Art Gallery in China

08:00 - 17 April, 2016
Kengo Kuma Unveils Aluminum Clad Art Gallery in China, © Eiichi Kano Via Kengo Kuma and Associates
© Eiichi Kano Via Kengo Kuma and Associates

Kengo Kuma and Associates has completed its 10,440 square meter Wuxi Vanke arts and shopping complex, a renovated red brick cotton mill in Wuxi, China, featuring an aluminum-clad extension. 

House in Litoral Alentejano / Aires Mateus

05:00 - 17 April, 2016
House in Litoral Alentejano  / Aires Mateus, © Daniel Malhão
© Daniel Malhão
  • Architects

  • Location

    Alentejo Litoral
  • Authors

    Manuel Aires Mateus, Francisco Aires Mateus
  • Collaborators

    Maria Rebelo Pinto, Patrícia Marques
  • Area

    170.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2000
  • Photographs

© Daniel Malhão © Daniel Malhão © Daniel Malhão © Daniel Malhão +19

The Origami Project / Qarta Architektura

02:00 - 17 April, 2016
The Origami Project / Qarta Architektura, © Lukáš Žentel
© Lukáš Žentel
  • Architects

  • Location

    Pod Karlovarskou silnicí, 161 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic
  • Architects in Charge

    David Wittassek, Jiří Řezák
  • Area

    4204.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Lukáš Žentel © Lukáš Žentel © Lukáš Žentel © Lukáš Žentel +23

Polwaththa House / Chinthaka Wickramage Associates

20:00 - 16 April, 2016
Polwaththa House  / Chinthaka Wickramage Associates, © Eresh Weerasuriya
© Eresh Weerasuriya
  • Architects

  • Location

    Pannipitiya, Sri Lanka
  • Architect in Charge

    Chinthaka Wickramage, Nileeka Senerath
  • Architectural Assistants

    Thushara Sampath Ajith Kumara, Anushka Iththapana, Kasun Wijesinghe, Raveen Mathugama, Asiri Susith
  • Structural Engineer

    Prasantha Pieris
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Eresh Weerasuriya © Eresh Weerasuriya © Eresh Weerasuriya © Eresh Weerasuriya +26

Atlas Obscura Details Bulgarian Church Made Entirely Out of Cast Iron

16:00 - 16 April, 2016
Atlas Obscura Details Bulgarian Church Made Entirely Out of Cast Iron, © Darwinek, Creative Commons via Atlas Obscura
© Darwinek, Creative Commons via Atlas Obscura

Located along the shore of the Golden Horn in Fatih, Turkey, the Bulgarian Church of St. Stephen is no ordinary basilica. Unlike most churches of its time, St. Stephen’s is constructed entirely out of cast iron, explains Atlas Obscura in their article "Bulgarian Iron Church."  This method of construction was cost-effective and efficient for the time, but never became popular.

2016 AIA/ALA Library Building Award Winners Announced

14:00 - 16 April, 2016
© Hedrich Blessing
© Hedrich Blessing

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA) have selected seven projects to receive the 2016 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards. This awards program was developed to encourage and recognize excellence in the architectural design of libraries, reflecting the evolving role of the library as a community space.

The seven recipients of the AIA/ALA Library Building Awards are:

The Tailored House / Liddicoat & Goldhill

13:00 - 16 April, 2016
The Tailored House / Liddicoat & Goldhill, © Will Scott
© Will Scott
  • Architects

  • Location

    121 Milson Rd, London W14, United Kingdom
  • Structural Engineers

    Lyons O’Neill
  • Area

    185.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Will Scott, Courtesy of Liddicoat - Goldhill

Courtesy of Liddicoat - Goldhill © Will Scott © Will Scott © Will Scott +19

The New York Times Laments Poor Airport Design for Passengers

12:00 - 16 April, 2016
The New York Times Laments Poor Airport Design for Passengers, Interior of Beijing Airport by Foster + Partners
Interior of Beijing Airport by Foster + Partners

new article by Chris Holbrook for The New York Times, "Airports, Designed for Everyone but the Passenger," points out a black sheep among architectural typology: the airport. Though built for one of the most delicate and stressful human situations, airports are notoriously hostile to the travelers that occupy them.

From Cafés to the Casa Malaparte: Architecture in the Films of Jean-Luc Godard

09:30 - 16 April, 2016

The love affair between architecture and film has been well documented. From huge breathtaking sets to small spaces for intimate conversations, the architecture in a film often plays as strong a role as any character in translating the director’s vision to his/her audience. In constructing the environments of their narratives, the great filmmakers could even be considered architects in their own right—that's the claim presented in this video from the British Film Institute, which looks at the work of celebrated director Jean-Luc Godard and how the architecture in his films transforms to suit their tone. In pictures such as À bout de souffle (1960), Le Mépris (1963) and Week End (1967), Godard uses streetscapes to convey optimism or pessimism, uses walls to emphasize the emotional distance between lovers, and even includes a cameo from the particularly photogenic Villa Malaparte. Watch the video to learn more about the techniques used to achieve these moods.

Medical Practice De Schuyter / Joshua Florquin Architects

09:00 - 16 April, 2016
Medical Practice De Schuyter / Joshua Florquin Architects, © Matteo Rossi
© Matteo Rossi

© Matteo Rossi © Matteo Rossi © Matteo Rossi © Matteo Rossi +26

Monocle 24 Explores Women in Architecture

08:00 - 16 April, 2016
Monocle 24 Explores Women in Architecture, Heydar Aliyev Center / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Hufton + Crow
Heydar Aliyev Center / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Hufton + Crow

Following the death of Zaha Hadid on March 31st of this year Section DMonocle 24's weekly review of design, architecture and craft, hones in on the role of women in architecture and design. They discuss why, despite an almost 50:50 gender split in undergraduate architecture courses, women are still grossly underrepresented at senior levels within the profession by featuring conversations with two leading female architects, Angela Brady OBE and Amanda Levete. The episode also looks back over the lives of some of architecture's overlooked heroines.

P.L. House / Atelier d'Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa

05:00 - 16 April, 2016
P.L. House  / Atelier d'Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa, © Manuel Aguiar
© Manuel Aguiar

© Manuel Aguiar © Manuel Aguiar © Manuel Aguiar © Manuel Aguiar +35

AIUEnO Restaurant / MIEL Arquitectos

02:00 - 16 April, 2016
AIUEnO Restaurant / MIEL Arquitectos, © Asier Rua
© Asier Rua

© Asier Rua © Asier Rua © Asier Rua © Asier Rua +13