Villa Vortex / Paulo Flores + ggarchitects

13:00 - 12 May, 2016
Villa Vortex / Paulo Flores + ggarchitects, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

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Spotlight: Daniel Libeskind

12:00 - 12 May, 2016
Spotlight: Daniel Libeskind, Denver Art Museum. Image © Bitter Brecht
Denver Art Museum. Image © Bitter Brecht

In the architecture world, few designers can claim to have a more clearly-defined style than Daniel Libeskind (born May 12, 1946). Much of Libeskind's work is instantly recognizable for its angular forms, intersecting planes, and frequent use of diagonally-sliced windows, a style that he has used to great effect in museums and memorials - but which seems equally adaptable to conference centers, skyscrapers and shopping malls.

Troll Hus / Mork-Ulnes Architects

11:00 - 12 May, 2016
Troll Hus / Mork-Ulnes Architects, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

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15 Architects Who Have Been Immortalized on Money

09:30 - 12 May, 2016

In terms of memorialization, being selected to represent your country as the face of a banknote is one of the highest honors you can achieve. Even if electronic transfer seems to be the way of the future, cash remains the reliable standard for exchange of goods and services, so being pasted to the front of a bill guarantees people will see your face on a near-daily basis, ensuring your legacy carries on.

In some countries, the names of the faces even become slang terms for the bills themselves. While “counting Le Corbusiers” doesn’t quite roll off the tongue, a select few architects have still been lucky enough to have been featured on such banknotes in recent history. Read on to find out who the 15 architects immortalized in currency are and what they’re worth.

Youth Arena / Vigliecca & Associados

09:00 - 12 May, 2016
Youth Arena / Vigliecca & Associados, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Ministério do Esporte © Leonardo Finotti +22

Zaha Hadid Architects and Others Envision Heathrow's Future

08:00 - 12 May, 2016
Zaha Hadid Architects and Others Envision Heathrow's Future , Zaha Hadid Architects Vision. Image Courtesy of Heathrow Media Centre
Zaha Hadid Architects Vision. Image Courtesy of Heathrow Media Centre

Heathrow Airport is offering a first glimpse at commissioned expansion proposals by Zaha Hadid Architects, Grimshaw, HOK, and Benoy, that will shape the future of the global hub in London. The project brief called for "bold ideas to create a world-class sustainable airport that [will] deliver innovations in passenger service, integrate local communities, and showcase the best of British design." Challenging the architects to push the boundaries of what is the current airport typology, the proposals are meant to drive a step change in global airport design.

Zaha Hadid Architects Vision. Image Courtesy of Heathrow Media Centre Grimshaw Vision. Image Courtesy of Heathrow Media Centre HOK Vision. Image Courtesy of Heathrow Media Centre Benoy Vision. Image Courtesy of Heathrow Media Centre +4

WOHA Unveils “Fragments of an Urban Future” for the 2016 Venice Biennale

06:00 - 12 May, 2016
WOHA Unveils “Fragments of an Urban Future” for the 2016 Venice Biennale, PARKROYAL on Pickering. Image Courtesy of WOHA Architects
PARKROYAL on Pickering. Image Courtesy of WOHA Architects

Singapore-based WOHA’s “Fragments of an Urban Future” will be on display at the 2016 Venice Biennale, addressing some of the critical issues that megacities face today --  “unprecedented urbanization, accelerating climate change and the need for preservation of tropical biodiversity.” Part of the Global Art Affairs Foundation’s collateral exhibition, “TIME SPACE EXISTENCE,” WOHA’s contribution will be housed in the Palazzo Bembo.

House in Chamusca Da Beira / João Mendes Ribeiro

05:00 - 12 May, 2016
House in Chamusca Da Beira  / João Mendes Ribeiro, © Fernando Guerra | FG + SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG + SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG + SG © Fernando Guerra | FG + SG © Fernando Guerra | FG + SG © Fernando Guerra | FG + SG +42

Building on the Built: the Work of Jonathan Tuckey Design

04:00 - 12 May, 2016
Building on the Built: the Work of Jonathan Tuckey Design, Exhibition. Image © James Brittain
Exhibition. Image © James Brittain

In Granary Square, located in London’s King’s Cross, there is a fragment of the poem Brill by Aidan Dunn set into the ground, which reads: “King’s Cross, dense with angels and histories. There are cities beneath your pavements, cities behind your skies.” Anchored by the converted granary building and a rejuvenated stretch of canal, Argent’s ongoing King’s Cross development is an appropriate setting for Building on the Built, an exhibition which presents the work of London-based practice Jonathan Tuckey Design.

New Mechanics Hall - ME Building / Dominique Perrault Architecture

03:00 - 12 May, 2016
New Mechanics Hall - ME Building / Dominique Perrault Architecture, © Vincent Fillon
© Vincent Fillon

© Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon +24

House on the Street Z / Dva Arhitekta

02:00 - 12 May, 2016
House on the Street Z  / Dva Arhitekta, © Bosnic&Dorotic
© Bosnic&Dorotic
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zagreb, Croatia
  • Authors

    Tomislav Curkovic, Zoran Zidaric
  • Collaborators

    Tomislav Burgund, Maja Marosi Pezo, Cvjetka Peronja
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Bosnic&Dorotic © Bosnic&Dorotic © Bosnic&Dorotic © Bosnic&Dorotic +20

The Sheikh Zayed Academy / Rosan Bosch Studio

22:00 - 11 May, 2016
The Sheikh Zayed Academy / Rosan Bosch Studio , © Kim Wendt
© Kim Wendt
  • Architects

  • Location

    Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
  • Creative Director

    Rosan Bosch
  • Area

    29000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Kim Wendt © Kim Wendt © Kim Wendt © Kim Wendt +42

Origami House / Alexis Dornier

20:00 - 11 May, 2016
Origami House  / Alexis Dornier, © Alexis Dornier
© Alexis Dornier

© Alexis Dornier © Alexis Dornier © Alexis Dornier © Alexis Dornier +51

Fengxian Civic Centre Canopy / Atelier GOM

19:00 - 11 May, 2016
Fengxian Civic Centre Canopy / Atelier GOM, © Zhang Jiajing
© Zhang Jiajing
  • Architects

  • Location

    Fengxian, Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

    Zhang Jiajing, Huang Wei, Yu Junfeng (Structure Consultant)
  • Client

    Shanghai Fengxian Nanqiao New Town Development Co., Ltd.
  • Area

    4213.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Zhang Jiajing  © Zhang Jiajing  © Zhang Jiajing  © Zhang Jiajing  +13

Maestro Tzu Restaurant / TRU

17:00 - 11 May, 2016
Maestro Tzu Restaurant / TRU , © Renzo Rebagliati Fotografía
© Renzo Rebagliati Fotografía

© Renzo Rebagliati Fotografía © Renzo Rebagliati Fotografía © Renzo Rebagliati Fotografía © Renzo Rebagliati Fotografía +20

BIG, Arup, and Aecom Are Now Partners With Hyperloop One

16:00 - 11 May, 2016
BIG, Arup, and Aecom Are Now Partners With Hyperloop One, Courtesy of Hyperloop One
Courtesy of Hyperloop One

Elon Musk first proposed Hyperloop transit in 2013, but the innovator responsible for Tesla and SpaceX has yielded to outsiders to test and build the technology. In response to that challenge, Hyperloop One (formerly Hyperloop Technologies, Inc. rebranded as to not be confused with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, a competitor) conducted its first test today on a track north of Las Vegas. Meanwhile as reported on Slate and The Verge, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has simultaneously been working on a different passive magnetic levitation system developed by Lawrence Livermore National Labs. For those unfamiliar, Hyperloop is a tubular transit system that relies on maglev (magnetic-levitation) technology to transport passengers or cargo at speeds in excess of 700 miles per hour, in other words, traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco in half an hour.

Rocycle / XML

15:00 - 11 May, 2016
Courtesy of XML
Courtesy of XML
  • Architects

  • Location

    The Netherlands, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of XML

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Floating Plane Hidden Garden / Mccullough Mulvin Architects

13:00 - 11 May, 2016
Floating Plane Hidden Garden / Mccullough Mulvin Architects, © Ros Kavanagh
© Ros Kavanagh

© Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh +11