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EID Architecture Redefines High Density Mixed Use Development in Xi'an

16:00 - 3 September, 2017
EID Architecture Redefines High Density Mixed Use Development in Xi'an, © EID Architecture
© EID Architecture

After winning a recent international design competition, EID Architecture out of Shanghai aims to redefine high-density mixed-use development in Asia through their design for the OCT Xi’an International Center (OXIC) in Xi’an, China. The architects consider their approach an exploration of vertical urbanism; the project consists of a 320-meter tall tower for offices and a boutique hotel, a 220-meter tall apartment tower, and a 12-floor podium full of retail and entertainment spaces. Visualized as an icon and cultural landmark, the design is strategically organized horizontally and vertically to create a vibrant, permeable urban center.

© EID Architecture © EID Architecture © EID Architecture © EID Architecture + 20

Spotlight: Louis Sullivan

14:00 - 3 September, 2017
 © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/chicagoarchitecturetoday/8400309871/'>Flickr user chicagoarchitecturetoday</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>. Image © Flickr user chicagoarchitecturetoday licensed under CC BY 2.0
© Flickr user chicagoarchitecturetoday licensed under CC BY 2.0. Image © Flickr user chicagoarchitecturetoday licensed under CC BY 2.0

Known as Chicago's "Father of Skyscrapers," Louis Sullivan (September 3, 1856 – April 14, 1924) foreshadowed modernism with his famous phrase "form follows function." Sullivan was an architectural prodigy even as a young man, graduating high school and beginning his studies at MIT when he was just 16. After just a year of study he dropped out of MIT, and by the time he was just 24 he had joined forces with Dankmar Adler as a full partner of Adler and Sullivan.

The Guaranty Building in Buffalo, New York. Image © Jack E. Boucher (public domain) The Carson Pirie Scott Building in Chicago, Illinois. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/cjsmithphotography/8656829487'>Flickr user cjsmithphotography</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-NC-SA 2.0</a> The Wainwright Building in St Louis, Missouri. Image © University of Missouri The Wainwright Building in St Louis, Missouri. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2010-07-04_1880x2820_stlouis_wainwright_building.jpg'>J. Crocker</a> + 8

Brisas del Cabo House / José Manuel Álvarez Cruz

13:00 - 3 September, 2017
Brisas del Cabo House / José Manuel Álvarez  Cruz, © Roberto D’Ambrosio
© Roberto D’Ambrosio

© Roberto D’Ambrosio © Roberto D’Ambrosio © Roberto D’Ambrosio © Roberto D’Ambrosio + 28

Striking Images of Exposed Steel: The Best Photos of the Week

12:00 - 3 September, 2017

High strength, ease of transport, and simplicity of assembly are among the many major advantages of steel. But while utilitarian steel structures tend to be hidden by architects, working with exposed steel can lead to attractive results. Steel not only brings lightness to a design, but can also offer different expressions of color and texture, depending on the treatment of the material. Below we present a selection of 14 photos of steel architecture from well-known photographers such as Adrien WilliamsImagen Subliminal, and Sergio Pirrone.

© Pete Eckert © Sergio Pirrone © Agustín Garza © Paul Crosby + 16

Time-Lapse Shows the Roof Installation at Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium

09:30 - 3 September, 2017

On Thursday, July 29th, the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano's roof was officially completed. This new stadium, a renovation of the old Peineta athletics stadium, is the new home ground of Spanish football club Atlético Madrid.

In this video, FCC Construcción captures the intense work on the roof which was designed and constructed by engineers Schlaich Bergermann Partner. The milestone marks four months of intense work since the installation of the first of the 96 PTFE radial panels at the north end of the stadium.

House in the Setback / Vera + Ormaza Arquitectos

09:00 - 3 September, 2017
House in the Setback / Vera + Ormaza Arquitectos, © JAG Studio
© JAG Studio

© JAG Studio              © JAG Studio              © JAG Studio              © JAG Studio              + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Manta, Ecuador
  • Architects in Charge

    Angel Vera, Fabricio Ormaza
  • Area

    217.63 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Method in Modular: 10 Floor Plans Using Shipping Container Architecture

08:00 - 3 September, 2017
Method in Modular: 10 Floor Plans Using Shipping Container Architecture, Photographs: Lorena Darquea Schettini - Rubén Rivera Peede - Chris Cooper - Bartosz Kolonko - Pablo Errázuriz - Pablo Sarabia. Image
Photographs: Lorena Darquea Schettini - Rubén Rivera Peede - Chris Cooper - Bartosz Kolonko - Pablo Errázuriz - Pablo Sarabia. Image

Shipping container architecture has developed its own niche in both design and representation. Colorful or grungy? Economical or gentrified? Either way, you look at it, designing with shipping containers is a serious exercise in modular planning. The physical constraints of the object make designing projects with containers a complex task, which demands specific studies in spatial organization.

The responses using this element in architecture are great and diverse, so we have selected a number of different project plans, both helpful and inspirational, that rise to the shipping container-challenge of design.

Check out selection of 10 architectural project plans using shipping containers below:

CLOUD Coworking / MESURA

05:00 - 3 September, 2017
© Salva López
© Salva López

© Salva López © Salva López © Salva López © Salva López + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Area

    750.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

X/A apartments / X/A atelier

02:00 - 3 September, 2017
X/A apartments / X/A atelier, © Luis Costa
© Luis Costa

© Luis Costa © Luis Costa © Luis Costa © Luis Costa + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Madalena, Ilha de Pico, Açores, Portugal
  • Author

    Sofia Xavier Avila, João Xavier Avila
  • Area

    320.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

In Situ / Aidlin Darling Design

20:00 - 2 September, 2017
In Situ / Aidlin Darling Design, © Matthew Millman
© Matthew Millman

© Alanna Hale © Matthew Millman © Matthew Millman © Matthew Millman + 13

Australian Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale Will Cultivate Thousands of Temperate Grassland Species

16:00 - 2 September, 2017
Australian Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale Will Cultivate Thousands of Temperate Grassland Species, Mauro Baracco and Louise Wright. Image © Sharyn Cairns
Mauro Baracco and Louise Wright. Image © Sharyn Cairns

Following an open competition, the Australian Institute of Architects have announced "repair" as the theme of the Australian Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Baracco+Wright Architects, collaborating with artist Linda Tegg, will oversee the cultivation of "thousands of temperate grassland species" within the pavilion, alongside "large-scale architectural projections." According to the AIA, "visitors will enter a physical dialogue between architecture and endangered plant community, reminding us what is at stake when we occupy land."

Estonian Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale Will Investigate the Concept of the "Weak Monument"

14:00 - 2 September, 2017
Estonian Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale Will Investigate the Concept of the "Weak Monument", Curators of the Estonian Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Image Courtesy of Estonian Architecture Centre
Curators of the Estonian Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Image Courtesy of Estonian Architecture Centre

Following an open competition, the Estonian Architecture Center have announced "Weak Monument" as the theme of the Estonian Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Laura Linsi, Roland Reemaa, and Tadeáš Říha will develop a project which views the "architectural environment as a layered and historically continuous system," focusing the exhibition on "projects from the recent and more distant past."

Penélope House / Alexandro Velázquez Moreno

13:00 - 2 September, 2017
Penélope House / Alexandro Velázquez Moreno, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico
  • Collaborators

    Daniel Bautista del Carmen, Fernando Vera, Everardo Jiménez, Marisa Egea B., Alejandro Herrera
  • Area

    280.0 m2
  • Project year

    2016
  • Photography

360° Renders: An Introductory Guide for Architects

12:00 - 2 September, 2017
360° Renders: An Introductory Guide for Architects, Cortesía de SentioVR
Cortesía de SentioVR

Undoubtedly, Virtual Reality has come to stay while offering very high contributions to Architecture and Design. The possibilities offered by allowing architects, collaborators, and customers to experiment within a virtual environment, is a design tool that allows better decision making.

While VR allows the viewer to experience what it is like to be inside an environment, the 360 rendering processes the idea mimicking it to real life experiences as much as possible, trying to match specifically what the eye sees.

No matter what software you prefer to render with, below you can find some common tips and concepts that you need to manage to get good results when creating three-dimensional panoramic images to be visualized on VR. 

The Serenity and Community of White Arkitekter's Hasle Harbour Bath

09:30 - 2 September, 2017

Completed in 2013 on the western coast of Bornholm—a small Danish island located south of Sweden—the Hasle Harbour Bath by White Arkitekter is one of a number of waterfront bathing facilities appearing in Denmark. Structures such as the Hasle Harbour Bath, the Kastrup Sea Bath, also by White Arkitekter, and the Copenhagen Harbour Bath by BIG + JDS, evoke images of a bracing coexistence with natural elements. If hygge, the Danish art of cosiness, has been one of the country's most successful cultural exports in recent years, the idea of a refreshing dip in the Baltic Sea offers a counterpart—a ying to hygge's yang.

© Signe Find Larsen © Signe Find Larsen © Signe Find Larsen © Signe Find Larsen + 4

Studio Pier 88 / Pietro Terlizzi Arquitetura

09:00 - 2 September, 2017
Studio Pier 88   / Pietro Terlizzi Arquitetura, © Guilherme Pucci
© Guilherme Pucci

© Guilherme Pucci © Guilherme Pucci © Guilherme Pucci © Guilherme Pucci + 61

  • Architects

  • Location

    R. Hassib Mofarrej, 1011 - Vila Leopoldina, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Authors

    Pietro Terlizzi, Roberto Terlizzi
  • Team

    Julia Guadix, Paula Traven
  • Area

    2000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

This Monument to the Humble Honeybee Bears a Stark Warning

08:00 - 2 September, 2017
This Monument to the Humble Honeybee Bears a Stark Warning, © Peo Olsson
© Peo Olsson

Constructed as part of Agrikultura—a triennial of public artworks and urban interventions in Malmö, Sweden—this installation, described by the designers a "maquette of a monument to the honeybee", is in fact home to an entire colony. It references—by design—the mysterious elements of 'bee orientation': verticality (gravity), geometry (the cell structure of the beehive), and the position of the sun relative to the hive. The project is, on the one hand, "a potential memorial for the bees" while, on the other, "a celebration of the sun on which all life depends."

© Peo Olsson © Peo Olsson © Peo Olsson © Peo Olsson + 6

Plaza del Museo Apartment Refurbishment / PAUZARQ arquitectos

05:00 - 2 September, 2017
Plaza del Museo Apartment Refurbishment / PAUZARQ arquitectos , © Xabier Aldazabal
© Xabier Aldazabal

© Xabier Aldazabal © Xabier Aldazabal © Xabier Aldazabal © Xabier Aldazabal + 14