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Winning Proposal for Cyprus Archaeological Museum Celebrates Regional History

12:00 - 5 August, 2017
Winning Proposal for Cyprus Archaeological Museum Celebrates Regional History, © Fat Tony Studio
© Fat Tony Studio

Theoni Xanthi of XZA Architects has been selected as the winner in the competition to design the new archaeological museum in Cyprus. Composed of three layers corresponding to Memory, the City, and the River, Xanthi's proposal took first place in a competition that sought a new urban space to celebrate Nicosia’s history and archaeology. The project is situated in close proximity to the medieval city walls, enabling it to play a key role in altering and upgrading the existing urban and green spaces that surround it.

© Fat Tony Studio © Fat Tony Studio Courtesy of XZA Architects Courtesy of XZA Architects +27

Drone Footage Shows Construction Progress on Heatherwick Studio’s "Tree-Covered Mountains" in Shanghai

09:30 - 5 August, 2017

In #donotsettle’s latest video, architects and vlogging provocateurs Wahyu Pratomo and Kris Provoost provide breathtaking footage of one of Shanghai’s most curious projects, M50. The 300,000-square-meter Heatherwick Studio building is an undulating mass of mixed use urban topography.

via #donotsettle via #donotsettle via #donotsettle via #donotsettle +8

CoBLOgó / SUBdV

09:00 - 5 August, 2017
CoBLOgó / SUBdV, © Rodrigo Chust
© Rodrigo Chust

© Rodrigo Chust © Rodrigo Chust © Rodrigo Chust © Rodrigo Chust +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rod. Régis Bittencourt, 272 - Centro, Taboão da Serra - SP, Brazil
  • Area

    500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Spotlight: Shigeru Ban

08:00 - 5 August, 2017
Spotlight: Shigeru Ban, Aspen Art Museum. Image © Michael Moran
Aspen Art Museum. Image © Michael Moran

Shigeru Ban (born August 5th 1957) is a Japanese architect who won the 2014 Pritzker Prize for his significant contributions in architectural innovation and philanthropy. His ability to re-apply conventional knowledge in differing contexts has resulted in a breadth of work that is characterized by structural sophistication and unconventional techniques and materials. Ban has used these innovations not only to create beautiful architecture but as a tool to help those in need, by creating fast, economical, and sustainable housing solutions for the homeless and the displaced. As the Pritzker jury cites: “Shigeru Ban is a tireless architect whose work exudes optimism.”

Nine Bridges Country Club. Image © Hiroyuki Hirai Oita Prefectural Art Museum. Image © Hiroyuki Hirai La Seine Musicale. Image © Boegly + Grazia photographers Curtain Wall House. Image © Hiroyuki Hirai +17

Maredo Flagship-Restaurant / Ippolito Fleitz Group

05:00 - 5 August, 2017
Maredo Flagship-Restaurant / Ippolito Fleitz Group, © Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

© Clara Tuma © Clara Tuma © Zooey Braun © Clara Tuma +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany
  • Architects in Charge

    Kim Angenendt, Michael Bertram, Katrin Büttner, Gunter Fleitz, Timo Flott, Juliane Förster, Peter Ippolito, Vivien Kintopf, Tim Lessmann, Kerem Özerler, Verena Schiffl, David Schwarz
  • Area

    580.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Commercial Axis / Martins Architecture Office

02:00 - 5 August, 2017
Commercial Axis / Martins Architecture Office, © NUDO
© NUDO

© NUDO © NUDO © NUDO © NUDO +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guimaraes, Portugal
  • Team

    José Martins, Marta Machado, Ana Moura
  • Area

    96.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Stilted House / Wang Hsiao-Kuei Architecture Studio

22:00 - 4 August, 2017
Stilted House / Wang Hsiao-Kuei Architecture Studio, © Cheng Chin-Ming
© Cheng Chin-Ming

© Cheng Chin-Ming © Cheng Chin-Ming © Cheng Chin-Ming © Cheng Chin-Ming +33

Vanke Early Learning Center / dot Architects

20:00 - 4 August, 2017
Vanke Early Learning Center / dot Architects, © Wu Qingshan
© Wu Qingshan

© Wu Qingshan © Wu Qingshan © Wu Qingshan © Wu Qingshan +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Qingdao, Shandong, China
  • Lead Architect

    Duo Ning
  • Design Team

    Hu Xingzhu, Sun Qingfeng, Deng Tingfang, Liao Zhaocong Client: Vanke
  • Client

  • Area

    600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Cat House / SeijiIwamaArchitects

19:00 - 4 August, 2017
Cat House / SeijiIwamaArchitects, © Seiji Iwama
© Seiji Iwama

© Seiji Iwama © Seiji Iwama © Seiji Iwama © Seiji Iwama +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Seiji Iwama
  • Structure Designers

    Hiraki Architectural
  • Area

    91.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Wanaka Lodge / Pattersons

17:00 - 4 August, 2017
Wanaka Lodge  / Pattersons, © Emily Andrews
© Emily Andrews

© Emily Andrews © Emily Andrews Wanaka Lodge  / Pattersons © Emily Andrews +5

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wanaka, New Zealand
  • Architects in Charge

    Andrew Patterson, Davor Popadich, Andrew Mitchell.
  • Area

    2226.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

TOKS Veracruz Restaurant / LEGORRETA

15:00 - 4 August, 2017
TOKS Veracruz Restaurant / LEGORRETA, © Lucía Cervantes
© Lucía Cervantes

© Lucía Cervantes © Lucía Cervantes © Lucía Cervantes © Lucía Cervantes +34

IKEA Launches Home Solar Battery to Take on Tesla

14:30 - 4 August, 2017
IKEA Launches Home Solar Battery to Take on Tesla, Courtesy of Solarcentury
Courtesy of Solarcentury

A new challenger has stepped into the ring of home solar batteries, and it’s a name you may recognize: global furniture retailer IKEA.

A competitor to Tesla’s now-available Powerwall home battery and solar roof system, IKEA’s home battery will be first sold in the UK, where owners of solar-powered homes can typically only sell excess energy produced back to the national grid at a loss. The battery pack will instead allow that power to be stored for later use, helping homeowners reduce their electricity bills by as much as 70 percent.

MANNERIEHOF / Philippe Samyn and Partners

13:00 - 4 August, 2017
MANNERIEHOF / Philippe Samyn and Partners, © Laurent BRANDAJS
© Laurent BRANDAJS

© Laurent BRANDAJS © Steven MASSART © Steven MASSART © Steven MASSART +51

Pompidou Center to Open Gallery in Shanghai, Designed by David Chipperfield Architects

12:15 - 4 August, 2017
Pompidou Center to Open Gallery in Shanghai, Designed by David Chipperfield Architects, Courtesy of DCA
Courtesy of DCA

David Chipperfield Architects has revealed the design of the newest home of the Centre Pompidou, the West Bund Art Museum in Shanghai. The Parisian institution revealed the details with the announcement of a 5-year deal with the West Bund Group to stage exhibitions in the museum beginning in 2019. Approximately 20 exhibitions – including a focus on contemporary Chinese art – will be included in the deal, described by the Centre Pompidou as "the most important long-term cultural exchange project” between France and China.

Courtesy of DCA Courtesy of DCA Courtesy of DCA Courtesy of DCA +29

Dubai’s Torch Tower Catches Fire for Second Time in Two Years

11:30 - 4 August, 2017
Dubai’s Torch Tower Catches Fire for Second Time in Two Years, via Instagram user <a href='http://https://www.instagram.com/p/BXXYKXOFc75/?tagged=torchtower'>siandonovan_</a>
via Instagram user siandonovan_

One of the world’s tallest residential towers, Dubai’s Torch Tower, caught ablaze in the early hours of the morning, causing the evacuation of the building’s 676 units and leaving lasting damage to the building and its immediately vicinity

This is the second fire to affect the 79-story building in just two years, raising more questions about safety standards of materials used in highrise construction.

Call for Classics Interns: Fall 2017

11:15 - 4 August, 2017
Call for Classics Interns: Fall 2017

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Portobello House / Tripper Arquitetura

11:00 - 4 August, 2017
Portobello House / Tripper Arquitetura, © Denilson Machado - MCA Estudio
© Denilson Machado - MCA Estudio

© Denilson Machado - MCA Estudio © Denilson Machado - MCA Estudio © Denilson Machado - MCA Estudio © Denilson Machado - MCA Estudio +84

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Marcelo de Souza Moura
  • Team

    Marcelo de Souza Moura, Fabio Barbosa, Gabriela Perez Chaves, Mariana Santiago
  • Area

    534.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

How New Technologies Are Turning Awkward Elevator Rides into a Thing of the Past

09:30 - 4 August, 2017
How New Technologies Are Turning Awkward Elevator Rides into a Thing of the Past, Lift with dynamic light show at the A'DAM Tower, Amsterdam. Designed by InventDesign, photography by Dennis Bouman. Image © InventDesign
Lift with dynamic light show at the A'DAM Tower, Amsterdam. Designed by InventDesign, photography by Dennis Bouman. Image © InventDesign

Elevator rides may offer an uplifting experience in the literal sense, but while they are indispensable in modern buildings, users face extremely compact spaces which are designed to fit effectively into buildings. Awkward looks at the floor or past other people’s faces reveal our discomfort with the elevator’s crowded anonymity. Couldn’t a more spatial experience lead to a more exciting journey? Flat screens and projections are starting to be included in elevators, but these are just the beginning of a revolution in the atmospheres created during vertical transportation.

Lift with dynamic light show at the A'DAM Tower, Amsterdam. Designed by InventDesign, photography by Dennis Bouman. Image © InventDesign Lift with dynamic light show at the A'DAM Tower, Amsterdam. Designed by InventDesign, photography by Dennis Bouman. Image © InventDesign Illuminated elevator shaft at the Atomium in Brussels, Belgium. Designed by André Waterkeyn and architects André and Jean Polak. Image © Thomas Schielke Illuminated elevator shaft with artwork at Chelsea Day School, New York. Artwork by Kenji Hirata. Image © GION +12