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Architects for Urbanity's 'Urban Womb' is a New Women and Family Complex Facility in Seoul, Korea

12:00 - 16 July, 2016
Architects for Urbanity's 'Urban Womb' is a New Women and Family Complex Facility in Seoul, Korea, Courtesy of Architects for Urbanity
Courtesy of Architects for Urbanity

Architects for Urbanity has released its designs for Seoul Urban Womb, a mixed-use women’s and family complex in South Korea. Located in Daebang-dong at the former site of the Seoul Women’s Shelter, the project aims to revitalize the current Seoul Women’s Plaza, a space previously described as “gloomy” and “deathlike.”

The new facility will serve as a connection between the Women’s Plaza and nearby train station, as a mix of public and private space, and is hoped to help “form creative culture, [teach] traditions, and expand the value of gender equality in family and community.”

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Reinier de Graaf Discusses Moscow's Development and the "Major Stupidity" of Brexit

09:30 - 16 July, 2016

At the recently concluded Moscow Urban Forum, Renier de Graaf shared his opinion on a range of topics, from UK’s Brexit and the EU identity to OMA’s work in Russia, particularly in shaping the recent growth of Moscow. De Graaf is a partner at OMA and as director of the firm’s Think Tank, AMO, he produced The Image of Europe, an exhibition hoping to portray a “bold, explicit and popular” European Union. Thus, it comes as no surprise that De Graaf, along with Rem Koolhaas, is particularly outspoken about the recent events within the European Union.

Casa Pizarro / A53 + Marc Mazeres

09:00 - 16 July, 2016
Casa Pizarro  / A53 + Marc Mazeres, © Nicolás Fotografía
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  • Architects

  • Location

    La Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain
  • Author Architectes

    Juliette Boulard, Vasilki Arampatzaki , Marc Mazeres
  • Main Contractor

    OAK 2000
  • Area

    53.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

OSU Chemists Discover New Blue Pigment that Could Help Keep Buildings Cool

08:00 - 16 July, 2016
OSU Chemists Discover New Blue Pigment that Could Help Keep Buildings Cool, Mas Subramanian. Image Courtesy of Oregon State University
Mas Subramanian. Image Courtesy of Oregon State University

After discovering a vibrant new pigment of blue by accident, chemists at Oregon State University have brought the compound to market in the form of a paint that looks promising to architectural sustainability. 

While experimenting with materials to study applications for electronics in 2009, OSU chemist Mas Subramanian and his team mixed black manganese oxide with other chemicals and heated them to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Little did they know, one of their samples would turn into a brilliant blue color.

House Daasdonklaan / zone zuid architecten

05:00 - 16 July, 2016
House Daasdonklaan  / zone zuid architecten, Courtesy of zone zuid architecten
Courtesy of zone zuid architecten

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  • Architects

  • Location

    The Netherlands, Roosendaal, Netherlands
  • Area

    429.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of zone zuid architecten

Overpass on the Loing / DVVD Engineers Architects Designers

02:00 - 16 July, 2016
Overpass on the Loing  / DVVD Engineers Architects Designers, © D.Rousselot - DVVD
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Residential Pavilion / Abraham John Architects

22:00 - 15 July, 2016
Residential Pavilion / Abraham John Architects, © Alan Abraham
© Alan Abraham

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Team

    Abraham John, Alan Abraham, Anca Florescu, Niranjan Fulsundar, Prachi Donde, Neha Gupta
  • Area

    350.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

JI-SHI Urban Harvest / Atelier I-N-D-J

20:00 - 15 July, 2016
JI-SHI Urban Harvest / Atelier I-N-D-J , © Seth Powers
© Seth Powers

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

    Ian Douglas-Jones, Calvin Zhou, Lynn Xu, YimingYang

  • Area

    446.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Huffington Post Korea Office / QNA Architecture Lab

19:00 - 15 July, 2016
Huffington Post Korea Office / QNA Architecture Lab, © Jaehyuk Nam
© Jaehyuk Nam

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Gongdeok-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Designer

    Jay Song, Joon Kim
  • Client

    Huffington Post Korea
  • Area

    156.34 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Dindang House / Archimontage Design Fields Sophisticated

17:00 - 15 July, 2016
Dindang House  / Archimontage Design Fields Sophisticated, © Spaceshift Studio
© Spaceshift Studio

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Ennead Architects Reveals Designs for Engineering Center at University of Texas at Austin

16:15 - 15 July, 2016
Ennead Architects Reveals Designs for Engineering Center at University of Texas at Austin, Exterior. Image Courtesy of Ennead Architects
Exterior. Image Courtesy of Ennead Architects

Ennead Architects has released images of the new Engineering Education and Research Center for the University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering. Currently under construction, the 433,000 square foot (40,200 square meter) building will house undergraduate education, interdisciplinary graduate research and two distinct engineering departments, and will become a new hub of activity at the edge of campus. The design takes advantage of a unique section featuring stacked atrium and outdoor spaces to serve a variety of educational and public functions.

Atrium. Image Courtesy of Ennead Architects Exterior. Image Courtesy of Ennead Architects Atrium. Image Courtesy of Ennead Architects Atrium. Image Courtesy of Ennead Architects +25

RT House / A2OFFICE

15:00 - 15 July, 2016
RT House / A2OFFICE, © AL.MA Fotografia | Alexandra Marques
© AL.MA Fotografia | Alexandra Marques

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"The Hills" by West 8 Set to Open on Governors Island

14:00 - 15 July, 2016

The latest stage of the Governors Island Park project, “The Hills,” is set to officially open to the public on this Tuesday July 19th – nearly a year ahead of schedule. Designed by internationally acclaimed urban design and landscape firm West 8, the park will feature ten acres of sloping landscapes that will provide residents and visitors with slides, art and unparalleled views of the New York Harbor.

Rachel Whiteread’s Cabin on Discovery Hill. Image © Tim Schenck Liberty Moment at sunset. Image © Tim Schenck Liberty Moment, from the top of Slide Hill . Image © Tim Schenck View from the top of the scramble on Outlook Hill, looking north over the park on Governors Island. Image © Tim Schenck +23

Pea Soup House / Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

13:00 - 15 July, 2016
Pea Soup House / Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Courtesy of FCB Studios
Courtesy of FCB Studios

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  • Architects

  • Location

    London, United Kingdom
  • Project organisers

    RIBA/London Festival of Architecture
  • Structural Engineers

    Expedition Studio
  • Area

    52.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of FCB Studios , Elizabeth Knuckles

Video: Daily Life, Daily Tao – Jingyu Liang Discusses the Chinese Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

12:00 - 15 July, 2016

In this interview, curator Jingyu Liang of Approach Architecture Studio discusses the concept behind "Daily Design, Daily Tao – Back to the Ignored Front," the theme of the Chinese Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Responding to 2016 Biennale director Alejandro Aravena's overall theme of "Reporting From the Front," the pavilion takes an introspective look at China's own architectural front, and the impact that the country's ongoing development boom has had on Chinese architecture.

Donceles Studios / JC Arquitectura + O’Gorman & Hagerman

11:00 - 15 July, 2016
Donceles Studios / JC Arquitectura + O’Gorman & Hagerman , © Blademir Álvarez
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A Tiny Luxury: What are “Tiny Houses” Really Saying About Architecture?

09:30 - 15 July, 2016
A Tiny Luxury: What are “Tiny Houses” Really Saying About Architecture?, © Roderick Aichinger
© Roderick Aichinger

Following a successful pilot launch in Boston and $1 million in venture backing, a startup company called Getaway has recently launched their service to New Yorkers. The company allows customers to rent out a collection of designer “tiny houses” placed in secluded rural settings north of the city; beginning at $99 per night, the service is hoping to offer respite for overstimulated city folk seeking to unplug and “find themselves.” The company was founded by business student Jon Staff and law student Pete Davis, both from Harvard University, out of discussions with other students about the issues with housing and the need for new ideas to house a new generation. From that came the idea of introducing the experience of Tiny House living to urbanites through weekend rentals.

Inspired by the notion of micro-housing and the powerful rhetoric of the Tiny House movement, initiatives like Getaway are part of a slew of architectural proposals that have emerged in recent years. Downsizing has been cited by its adopters as both a solution to the unaffordability of housing and a source of freedom from the insidious capitalist enslavement of “accumulating stuff.” Highly developed and urbanized cities such as New York seem to be leading the way for downsizing: just last year, Carmel Place, a special micro-housing project designed by nARCHITECTS, was finally completed in Manhattan to provide studio apartments much smaller than the city’s current minimum regulation of 400 square feet (37 square meters). Many, including Jesse Connuck, fail to see how micro-housing can be a solution to urban inequality, yet if we are to judge from the early success of startups like Getaway, micro-architecture holds widespread public appeal. Isn’t user satisfaction the ultimate goal of architecture? In that case, it’s important to investigate the ingenuity behind these undersized yet often overpriced spaces.

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House in Palihue / Bernardo Rosello

09:00 - 15 July, 2016
House in Palihue  / Bernardo Rosello, © Ramiro Sosa
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
  • Area

    225.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs