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In Progress: Louvre Abu Dhabi / Jean Nouvel

03:00 - 12 August, 2016
In Progress: Louvre Abu Dhabi / Jean Nouvel, © TDIC
© TDIC

© TDIC © TDIC © TDIC © TDIC +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
  • Client

    TDIC
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    TDIC

A.S.R Headquarters Renovation / Team V Architectuur

02:00 - 12 August, 2016
A.S.R Headquarters Renovation / Team V Architectuur, © Jannes Linders
© Jannes Linders

© Herman de Winter © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders +36

Saleh Barakat Gallery / L.E.FT Architects

22:00 - 11 August, 2016
Saleh Barakat Gallery / L.E.FT Architects, © Ieva Saudargaite
© Ieva Saudargaite

© Ieva Saudargaite © Ieva Saudargaite © Ieva Saudargaite © Ieva Saudargaite +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beirut, Lebanon
  • Design Team

    Ana Conchan, Alex Palmer, Valeria Fervorari, Rafah Farhat, Elias Kateb
  • Area

    900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Ieva Saudargaite, Courtesy of L.E.FT Architects

Shakin' Stevens Residence / Matt Gibson Architecture + Design

20:00 - 11 August, 2016
Shakin' Stevens Residence / Matt Gibson Architecture + Design, © Shannon McGrath
© Shannon McGrath

© Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath +49

Shenyang Taoxian International Airport Terminal 3 / CNADRI

19:00 - 11 August, 2016
Shenyang Taoxian International Airport Terminal 3 / CNADRI, Courtesy of CNADRI
Courtesy of CNADRI

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Julimar Falls House / Studio Nicholas Burns

17:00 - 11 August, 2016
Julimar Falls House / Studio Nicholas Burns, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +24

Perkins+Will's Raised Bowl Design to be the Largest Stadium in the UAE

16:00 - 11 August, 2016
Perkins+Will's Raised Bowl Design to be the Largest Stadium in the UAE , Courtesy of Perkins+Will
Courtesy of Perkins+Will

The Boston office of Perkins+Will has been selected to design a new mixed-use sports complex in Dubai. The development's centerpiece will be the 60,000-seat Mohammed bin Rashid Stadium, which when completed will become the largest stadium in the UAE. Other facilities will include training facilities, a practice pitch, warm-up areas, a 5,000 space car park, a museum, and a multi-purpose sports hall, as well as retail, restaurant and public plaza areas.

Courtesy of Perkins+Will Courtesy of Perkins+Will Courtesy of Perkins+Will Courtesy of Perkins+Will +13

Cinephile Offices / APPAREIL architecture

15:00 - 11 August, 2016
Cinephile Offices  / APPAREIL architecture , © Francois Bodlet
© Francois Bodlet

© Francois Bodlet © Francois Bodlet © Francois Bodlet © Francois Bodlet +12

Gallery: David Adjaye's National Museum of African American History and Culture Photographed by Paul Clemence

14:00 - 11 August, 2016
Gallery: David Adjaye's National Museum of African American History and Culture Photographed by Paul Clemence, © Paul Clemence
© Paul Clemence

Photographer Paul Clemence of ARCHI-PHOTO has shared with us images of Adjaye Associates' nearly-completed Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. The building draws inspiration from the nearby Washington Monument, mirroring the 17-degree angle of its capstone in the museum’s tiered corona. Adjaye has described the building’s ornamental bronze lattice as “a historical reference to African American craftsmanship.” The skin can also be modulated to control the transparency and amount of sunlight reaching the interior spaces. The building will open to the public on September 24, 2016.

Continue on for Clemence’s full photoset.

© Paul Clemence © Paul Clemence © Paul Clemence © Paul Clemence +34

MoMA PS1 YAP 2016 - Weaving the Courtyard / Escobedo Soliz Studio

13:00 - 11 August, 2016
MoMA PS1 YAP 2016 - Weaving the Courtyard / Escobedo Soliz Studio, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101, United States
  • Design Team

    Lazbent Pavel Escobedo Amaral, Andres Soliz Paz, Stefanie Verhoeyen, Rodrigo Mazari Armida, Hiroshi Ando Ponce De Leon, Bryan Rosendo Casarrubias Zambrano
  • Contractor

    Fahey Design Build, Michael Kreha, Michael Fahey
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Spotlight: Peter Eisenman

12:45 - 11 August, 2016
Spotlight: Peter Eisenman, Wexner Center for the Arts. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/75905404@N00/3484952969/in/album-72157617424163114/'>Flickr user OZinOH</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/'>CC BY-NC 2.0</a>
Wexner Center for the Arts. Image © Flickr user OZinOH licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Whether built, written or drawn, the work of renowned architect, theorist and educator Peter Eisenman (born 11th August 1932) is characterized by Deconstructivism, with an interest in signs, symbols and the processes of making meaning always at the foreground. As such, Eisenman has been one of architecture's foremost theorists of recent decades; however he has also at times been a controversial figure in the architectural world, professing a disinterest in more pragmatic concerns such as environmental sustainability.

Sydney Opera House to Undergo $202 Million Renovation

12:05 - 11 August, 2016
Sydney Opera House to Undergo $202 Million Renovation, Concert Hall. Image Courtesy of Sydney Opera House
Concert Hall. Image Courtesy of Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House has revealed designs for a $202 million renovation project, the largest upgrade program to the Jørn Utzon-designed building since it opened in 1973. Announced by New South Wales Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant, the project’s main goal is to “improve access and ensure it meets the needs and expectations of audiences, artists and the 8.2 million people who visit each year.”

Concert Hall Lift. Image Courtesy of Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. Image Courtesy of Sydney Opera House Function Center. Image Courtesy of Sydney Opera House Northern Foyer. Image Courtesy of Sydney Opera House +12

House to the Beach / Gluck+

11:00 - 11 August, 2016
House to the Beach  / Gluck+, © Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol

© Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chicago Northshore, United States
  • Design Team

    Kathy Chang, Peter L. Gluck, Thomas Gluck, Charles Gosrisirikul, Joanna Gulik, Marisa Kolodny, Steve Preston, Wade Splinter, Jim True
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Imagining Megastructures: How Utopia Can Shape Our Understanding of Technology

10:45 - 11 August, 2016
Imagining Megastructures: How Utopia Can Shape Our Understanding of Technology

“Utopia”: the word was coined by Sir Thomas More in 1516 when he started questioning the possibility of a perfect world where society would suffer no wars or insecurities, a place where everyone would prosper and fulfill both individual and collective ambitions. Yet such a perfect society can only exist with the creation of perfect built infrastructure, which possibly explains why architects have often fantasized on megastructures and how to “order” this dreamed society.

Megastructures, as imagined after World War 2 by the CIAM international congress and Team 10, are now regularly revived with the intent to solve social issues on a mass scale. Notably, architecture students have shown a renewed interest for walking cities as first conceived by Ron Herron of Archigram in the 1960s, assuming that megastructures could solve major crises in remote areas. Just as ETSA Madrid student Manuel Dominguez developed a nomadic city to encourage reforestation in Spain for his 2013 thesis project, Woodbury University graduate Rana Ahmadi has recently designed a walking city that would destroy land mines on its way. But these utopian projects also involve a considerable amount of technology, raising the question of how megastructures and technology can work together to give societies a new beginning.

Metabolic Machine/ Rana Ahmadi. Image © Rana Ahmadi Metabolic Machine/ Rana Ahmadi. Image © Rana Ahmadi Very Large Structure/ Manuel Dominguez. Image © Manuel Dominguez / Zuloark Very Large Structure/ Manuel Dominguez. Image © Manuel Dominguez / Zuloark +25

TH House / SUN arquitectos

09:00 - 11 August, 2016
TH House / SUN arquitectos, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chicureo, Colina, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Juan Eduardo Salinas
  • Area

    356.0 m2
  • Project year

    2015
  • Photography

    Nico Saieh , Cortesía de SUN arquitectos

Spotlight: Joshua Prince-Ramus

08:00 - 11 August, 2016
Spotlight: Joshua Prince-Ramus, Vakko Headquarters and Power Media Center. Image © Iwan Baan
Vakko Headquarters and Power Media Center. Image © Iwan Baan

Joshua Prince-Ramus (born 11th August, 1969) has made a significant mark as one of the most promising young architects working today. Named one of the five greatest architects under 50 in 2011 by The Huffington Post, Prince-Ramus made a name for himself as one of Rem Koolhaas' many protégés before forming his practice, REX, in 2006.

Friis & Moltke and WE Architects Win Competition for University Campus in Denmark

06:00 - 11 August, 2016
Friis & Moltke and WE Architects Win Competition for University Campus in Denmark, Courtesy of Friis & Moltke + WE architects
Courtesy of Friis & Moltke + WE architects

A collaboration between Friis & Moltke and WE architects has won the competition to design Roskilde Campus, a new university complex in Roskilde, Denmark. The Campus will be a new 10,000 square meter educational area for 1,500 students in the fields of marketing, IT, and food engineering, made up of renovation and 4,000 square feet of new space. 

Three main concepts, community, respect, and durability, have driven the overall design process.

Courtesy of Friis & Moltke + WE architects Courtesy of Friis & Moltke + WE architects Courtesy of Friis & Moltke + WE architects Courtesy of Friis & Moltke + WE architects +16

Stuttgart Airport Busterminal / Wulf Architekten

05:00 - 11 August, 2016
Stuttgart Airport Busterminal  / Wulf Architekten, © Markus Guhl for wulf architekten
© Markus Guhl for wulf architekten

© Markus Guhl for wulf architekten © Markus Guhl for wulf architekten © Markus Guhl for wulf architekten © Markus Guhl for wulf architekten +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Flughafenstraße, 70629 Stuttgart, Germany
  • Design Team

    Kai Bierich, Regina Brenner, Birgit Wohlfart
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs