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Mary Potter Apartments / Warren and Mahoney

17:00 - 10 April, 2017
Mary Potter Apartments / Warren and Mahoney, © Peter Cui
© Peter Cui

© Peter Cui          © Peter Cui          © Peter Cui          © Peter Cui          +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Architect in Charge

    Fiona Short
  • Area

    1220.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

New Renderings Show Major Changes to Zumthor's LACMA Redesign

16:00 - 10 April, 2017
New Renderings Show Major Changes to Zumthor's LACMA Redesign, © Atelier Peter Zumthor
© Atelier Peter Zumthor

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has released the newest renderings of their planned Atelier Peter Zumthor-led $600 million renovation, and one thing in particular stands out: the building is no longer black.

While the third major revision to the design sees the building retain the overall shape of its previous iteration, many aspects have changed, including how the floating mass touches the ground and the facade’s new sandy color.

© Atelier Peter Zumthor © Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner/The Boundary © Atelier Peter Zumthor © Atelier Peter Zumthor +10

IN.DENT / AN.ONYMOUS

15:00 - 10 April, 2017
IN.DENT / AN.ONYMOUS, © Neave Bozorgi
© Neave Bozorgi

© Neave Bozorgi © Neave Bozorgi © Neave Bozorgi © Austin Yu +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    6325 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91367, United States
  • Design Project Team

    Iman Ansari, Marta Nowak, Shiqi Fan, Chun-Hua Chiu, Isabel Brañas​, Dan Zhu, Maria Katticaran
  • Area

    1600.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Las Peñas House / C3V ARQUITECTURA

13:00 - 10 April, 2017
© Sebastián Crespo
© Sebastián Crespo

© Sebastián Crespo © Sebastián Crespo © Sebastián Crespo © Sebastián Crespo +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    El Chaquiñán, Ecuador
  • Author Architects

    Carolina Cordovez, Carolina Vaca
  • Area

    395.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Schmidt Hammer Lassen to Lead $88 Million Renovation of Melbourne's State Library of Victoria

12:30 - 10 April, 2017
Schmidt Hammer Lassen to Lead $88 Million Renovation of Melbourne's State Library of Victoria, Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

The State Library of Victoria in Melbourne has tapped Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects with local partners Architectus and Andronas Conservation Architecture to lead in the design of a $88.1 million redevelopment plan, Vision 2020. The scheme will return 40% more space to public use, aiming to “unlock possibilities, create connections and act as a framework” for the future evolution of Australia’s oldest and busiest library.

Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects +7

Rural House in Puebla / Comunal Taller de Arquitectura

11:00 - 10 April, 2017
Rural House in Puebla / Comunal Taller de Arquitectura, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque +22

MAD Unveils Proposal to Transform Milan's Dilapidated Railyards

10:30 - 10 April, 2017
MAD Unveils Proposal to Transform Milan's Dilapidated Railyards, Historical Future: Milan Reborn, Scalo Farini and Valtellina
Historical Future: Milan Reborn, Scalo Farini and Valtellina

In an presentation at Milan Design Week 2017, MAD Architects has revealed their proposal for the Scali Milano project, which invited five international firms (MAD, Stefano Boeri Architetti, Mecanoo, MIRALLES TAGLIABUE EMBT, and Cino Zucchi Architetti) to design a community-reactivation masterplan aimed at transforming a series of Milan's neglected railyards into "productive social landscapes that establish a harmony between Milan’s citizenry, the larger metropolitan region, and the natural environment." 

Titled Historical Future: Milan Reborn, MAD's scheme proposes reorganizing the railyards into a series of interconnected micro-systems that follow five spatial concepts: “City of Connections,” “City of Green,” “City of Living,” “City of Culture,” and “City of Resources.”

© Piero Cruciatti / La Presse © Piero Cruciatti / La Presse Councilor of Urban Planning, Green, and Agriculture for the City of Milan Pierfrancesco Maran, FS Urban Systems CEO Carlo De Vito, and Ma Yansong on MAD's exhibition site © Piero Cruciatti / La Presse +21

How to use a Scrum Board to Maximize Personal and Team Productivity

09:30 - 10 April, 2017
How to use a Scrum Board to Maximize Personal and Team Productivity, via Isabella Baranyk
via Isabella Baranyk

If you're reading this, you likely work in the design world, and as a result you may have heard of Scrum. It’s a design method originally introduced by Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka in the 1980s to describe a process for product development, and later formalized for software development by Jeff Sutherland in 1995. It relies on the organization of a team and its tasks around the principles of focus and flexibility: focus on a singular task within a given time period, and flexibility in response to changing client demand, user feedback, and design challenges. Scrum keeps a project on schedule with the Sprint, where the entire team is working towards one important milestone within set dates, and continuously communicating potential impediments to hitting the deadline.

The Dell / Elliott Architects

09:00 - 10 April, 2017
The Dell / Elliott Architects, © Jill Tate Photography
© Jill Tate Photography

© Jill Tate Photography © Jill Tate Photography © Jill Tate Photography © Jill Tate Photography +30

8 Excellent Examples of What Innovative 21st Century Schools Should Look Like

08:00 - 10 April, 2017

If we think about how the educational system worked in the past, we can quickly see that both the teaching style in schools as well as the school’s infrastructure were very different from the current system. The educational model of the twentieth century could be defined as being similar to the "spatial model of prisons, with no interest in stimulating a comprehensive, flexible and versatile education."

However, we are now at a time when social, economic and technological developments have created a more global society and where information and learning are becoming more affordable. This radical change has transformed the societies in which we live, leaving the current educational model based on a rigid and unidirectional teaching obsolete. 

As such, there are schools that have not only broken the mold of traditional teaching but have formed new educational standards, exploring new paradigms and opening up new possibilities within the design of educational spaces. Since architecture and educational models often reflect the ideology of a society, how is the school of 21st century defined? 

Vittra Telefonplan / Rosan Bosch. Image Hakusui Nursery School / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop. Image Cortesía de Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop Kwel Ka Baung School / A.gor.a Architect. Image Cortesía de Agora Architects Jardín Infantil Farming / Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Image © Hiroyuki Oki +31

Watch the Cryptic Trailer for New Bjarke Ingels' Documentary, BIG TIME

07:00 - 10 April, 2017
Watch the Cryptic Trailer for New Bjarke Ingels' Documentary, BIG TIME, Courtesy of BIG
Courtesy of BIG

There is something unsettling about this trailer – something uncomfortable. On the surface it’s as optimistic as any other film about Bjarke Ingels, the architectural protege and principal of BIG, of which there have been many. He is incandescently youthful, remarkably young when tallied to the level of his repute and success, and perhaps the last of the world-building, world conquering 'media darlings' of the 20th and 21st Centuries. He is, many would argue, an unstoppable force.

2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award Winners Announced

06:00 - 10 April, 2017
2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award Winners Announced, via Europa Nostra
via Europa Nostra

The European Commission and Europa Nostra have unveiled the winners of the 2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, which honor achievements in conservation, research, dedicated service, and education, training and awareness. Out of 202 applications from 39 countries, 29 winners have been selected.

The winners of the 2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards are:

The Séqué / Gardera-D Architecture

05:00 - 10 April, 2017
The Séqué / Gardera-D Architecture, © Mathieu Choiselat
© Mathieu Choiselat

© Mathieu Choiselat © Mathieu Choiselat © Mathieu Choiselat © Stephane Chalmeau           +21

The Courtyard House / De Rosee Sa

03:00 - 10 April, 2017
The Courtyard House / De Rosee Sa, ©  Alexander James Photography
© Alexander James Photography

©  Alexander James Photography ©  Alexander James Photography ©  Alexander James Photography ©  Alexander James Photography +26

MINI LIVING - Breathe / SO-IL

02:00 - 10 April, 2017
MINI LIVING - Breathe / SO-IL, Courtesy of SO-IL
Courtesy of SO-IL

Courtesy of SO-IL Courtesy of SO-IL Courtesy of SO-IL Courtesy of SO-IL +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Milan, Italy
  • Area

    50.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of SO-IL

Ivanhoe Grammar Senior Years & Science Centre / McBride Charles Ryan

20:00 - 9 April, 2017
Ivanhoe Grammar Senior Years & Science Centre / McBride Charles Ryan, © John Gollings
© John Gollings

© John Gollings            © John Gollings            © John Gollings            © John Gollings            +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    41 The Ridgeway, Ivanhoe VIC 3079, Australia
  • Architects in Charge

    Robert McBride - Director, Debbie Ryan – Founder, Drew Williamson – Senior Associate.
  • Area

    2870.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

CEBRA’s Mixed Use Smart School Proposes a Rethink of Russia’s Education System

16:00 - 9 April, 2017
CEBRA’s Mixed Use Smart School Proposes a Rethink of Russia’s Education System, Courtesy of CEBRA
Courtesy of CEBRA

With high hopes of contributing to the reformation of Russia’s secondary schooling system, construction has begun on Smart School, a planned 31,000 meters square educational complex in Irkutsk, Siberia, which combines multi-use educational facilities, outdoor learning spaces, and housing developments for adoptive families. Designed by Danish firm CEBRA, the project was the winning proposal for the school’s international competition back in 2015, beating 48 other firms, including MVRDV and Sou Fujimoto Architects.

“Based on the program and principles of Smart School, an architectural concept has been developed which integrates buildings, a plot of land and the surrounding urban community into a complete, diverse and activating learning environment, a ‘school park’, explain the architects. “There is school life not only in specialized premises but also in open areas inside and around buildings." 

Courtesy of CEBRA Courtesy of CEBRA Courtesy of CEBRA Courtesy of CEBRA +4

Experience Renzo Piano's Valletta City Gate Through This Captivating Photo Series

14:00 - 9 April, 2017

Within the framework of the recent election of Malta to the Presidency of the Council of the European Union—a position that will be held through June 2017—architectural photographer Danica O. Kus has created a photo series detailing Renzo Piano Building Workshop’s Valletta City Gate in Malta.

Completed in 2014, the project is composed of four parts: the Valletta City Gate and site, an open-air theater “machine,” a Parliament building, and landscaped space. Experience the project in beautiful detail though the photo series, after the break.

© Danica O. Kus Photography © Danica O. Kus Photography © Danica O. Kus Photography © Danica O. Kus Photography +22