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Urby Staten Island / concrete

17:00 - 10 August, 2016
 Urby Staten Island  / concrete, © Ewout Huibers
© Ewout Huibers

© Ewout Huibers © Ewout Huibers © Ewout Huibers © Ewout Huibers +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    United States, Navy Pier Ct, Staten Island, NY 10304, USA
  • Area

    30000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Foster + Partners, Morphosis, UNStudio Lead List to Design Chinese Eco-Island

15:30 - 10 August, 2016
Foster + Partners, Morphosis, UNStudio Lead List to Design Chinese Eco-Island, The 250 hectare artificial island has already been formed in the Haikou Bay. Image © GAO Wenzhonglow
The 250 hectare artificial island has already been formed in the Haikou Bay. Image © GAO Wenzhonglow

Hainan Airlines Group has announced an international competition between 10 top architecture firms to design the master plan and central buildings of the South Sea Pearl Eco-Island, an island located in Haikou Bay, on the island of Hainan, China. Featuring teams from China, Europe and the United States, the competition calls for the creation of an 250 hectare eco-tourism hub, which will contain housing, hotels, tourist attractions and a port with capacity for two large cruise ships.

The Forest / GRUPOURBAN Arq.

15:00 - 10 August, 2016
The Forest / GRUPOURBAN Arq., © Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sendero del Bosque, Villa Allende, Córdoba, Argentina
  • Architects in Charge

    Diego Peña, Carolina Salvia, Alejandro Jurado
  • Area

    510.0 sqm
  • Photographs

BIG's Grove at Grand Bay Ready for Grand Opening

14:00 - 10 August, 2016
BIG's Grove at Grand Bay Ready for Grand Opening, © Terra
© Terra

The BIG-designed Grove at Grand Bay is now complete, becoming an new architectural icon for South Miami. Residents will now put the finishing touches on the units before a grand opening and move-in next month. The two twisting 20-story towers have been completely sold out, and mark BIG’s first completed condominium building in the United States.

© Terra © Terra © Terra © Terra +4

Arcadian Food & Drink / Robert Maschke Architects

13:00 - 10 August, 2016
Arcadian Food & Drink / Robert Maschke Architects, © Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

© Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf +19

Opposite House / rzlbd

11:00 - 10 August, 2016
Opposite House / rzlbd, © Borzu Talaie
© Borzu Talaie

© Borzu Talaie © Borzu Talaie © Borzu Talaie © Borzu Talaie +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cliffcrest, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Area

    600.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

The Numbers Behind the Top 300

10:45 - 10 August, 2016
The Numbers Behind the Top 300, via ArchSmarter
via ArchSmarter

Last week, Architectural Record released their list of the top 300 Architecture Firms in the US, based on architectural revenue from 2015. But what can we learn from those numbers and the firms generating them? In this post for ArchSmarter, Michael Kilkelly dives deeper into the figures that have made these firms so successful, comparing numbers based on firm type, firm location and project location.

Miami’s Porsche Design Tower: A Bland Monument of Hubris in the Face of Climate Catastrophe

10:40 - 10 August, 2016

Florida is a state in denial. Miami is in the midst of one of the largest building booms in the region's history. Dense crane canopies pepper the city's skyline as they soar over forthcoming white, gold, and aqua clad "high end" residential and hotel towers. This massive stream of investment dollars is downright paradoxical considering the impending calamity that surrounds Southern Florida: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts that the sea level could likely increase almost 35 inches (0.89 meters) by mid-century. If current trends continue, that number is anticipated to rise to up to 80 inches (2.0 meters) by the year 2100, threatening the habitability of the entire metro area.

Given that harrowing scenario, Miami is either refusing to acknowledge the inevitable, or desperately trying to become relevant enough to be saved—not that saving the city is actually feasible. The region sits on extremely porous limestone which pretty much rules out the option of a Netherlands style sea wall. If the Atlantic couldn’t make any horizontal inroads, the rising tide would simply bubble up from below. Miami’s pancake topography doesn’t stand a chance.

MAD Architects Design Veiled Xinhee Design Center in Xiamen

09:00 - 10 August, 2016
MAD Architects Design Veiled Xinhee Design Center in Xiamen, Courtesy of MAD Architects
Courtesy of MAD Architects

MAD Architects has conceived a new design center for international fashion group Xinhee in the coastal Chinese city of Xiamen. Designed as six petals growing from a central atrium, the 61,000 square meter building will sit on a 15,000 square meter site, and will serve as the home of Xinhee and its six subsidiary brands.  

“We envision it as a building with skin-and-bones,” reveals MAD founding principal Ma Yansong, “the correspondence of clothing and architecture is they both explore the relationship between the interior and the exterior.”

Courtesy of MAD Architects Courtesy of MAD Architects Courtesy of MAD Architects Courtesy of MAD Architects +19

Honey Exporter / DX Arquitectos + DEL SANTE Arquitectos

09:00 - 10 August, 2016
Honey Exporter / DX Arquitectos  + DEL SANTE Arquitectos, © Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco

© Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco +36

Material Focus: Casa Mipibu by Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados

08:00 - 10 August, 2016
Material Focus: Casa Mipibu by Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

This article is part of our new "Material Focus" series, which asks architects to elaborate on the thought process behind their material choices and sheds light on the steps required to get buildings actually built.

The Mipibu House, designed by Brazilian firm Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados, measures 170 square meters, and uses exposed concrete blocks to complement an expansive layout. Located in an unusually sized site in Brazil, a key element of the architects' design involved the consideration of the possible - or rather the inevitable - verticalization of nearby buildings. In response to this challenge, they designed a compact, complex design that answers the needs of their customer with creativity in the selection and use of materials. We talked with architect Danilo Terra to learn more about the choices of materials and the challenges of the project.

Copeland Associates Architects Design New Soccer Clubhouse in Auckland

06:00 - 10 August, 2016
Copeland Associates Architects Design New Soccer Clubhouse in Auckland, Courtesy of Copeland Associates Architects
Courtesy of Copeland Associates Architects

The largest football club in New Zealand, the Three Kings United Football Club, is set to receive a new headquarter and community center at Keith Hay Park in Auckland. Designed by Copeland Associates Architects (CAA), the single storey pavilion sits on a raised plinth to elevate it from the flood plain and gives spectators a greater vantage point over the surrounding sports fields. Comprised of predominantly lightweight, prefabricated elements, the building has a sense of lightness which increases in accordance with its greater transparency at the northern end.  

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House for a Painter / DTR_studio architects

05:00 - 10 August, 2016
House for a Painter  / DTR_studio architects, © Cristina Beltrán
© Cristina Beltrán

© Cristina Beltrán © Cristina Beltrán © Cristina Beltrán © Cristina Beltrán +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    29480 Gaucín, Málaga, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Jose Miguel Vázquez , Jose María Olmedo
  • Area

    163.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Kerez, Herzog & de Meuron and Studio Gang Shortlisted to Design London's Royal College of Art's Battersea Campus

04:15 - 10 August, 2016
Kerez, Herzog & de Meuron and Studio Gang Shortlisted to Design London's Royal College of Art's Battersea Campus, via Royal College of Art
via Royal College of Art

London's Royal College of Art (RCA) have revealed seven invited shortlisted practices for its new state-of-the-art £108million Battersea South campus. Featuring a smattering of architects from Europe, including Herzog & de Meuron and Lacaton & Vassal, and from the USA, such as Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Studio Gang, the organisation intends to announce the winning scheme in October 2016.

House H : a' House / Hirvilammi Architects

03:00 - 10 August, 2016
House H : a' House / Hirvilammi Architects, © Jussi Tiainen
© Jussi Tiainen

© Jussi Tiainen © Jussi Tiainen © Jussi Tiainen © Jussi Tiainen +34

Europan 10 Project / DROM

02:00 - 10 August, 2016
Europan 10 Project  / DROM, Courtesy of DROM
Courtesy of DROM

Courtesy of DROM Courtesy of DROM Courtesy of DROM Courtesy of DROM +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    The Netherlands, Emmen, Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Timur Shabaev, Marco Galasso
  • Area

    2550.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of DROM

Valhalla / Denizen Works

22:00 - 9 August, 2016
Valhalla / Denizen Works, © Ben Blossom
© Ben Blossom

© Ben Blossom © Ben Blossom © Ben Blossom © Ben Blossom +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    United Kingdom, London, UK
  • Design Team

    Thomas Latjes, Murray Kerr, Andrew Ingham
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Itoi Elementary School / Atelier BNK

20:00 - 9 August, 2016
Itoi Elementary School  / Atelier BNK, © Koji Sakai
© Koji Sakai

© Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shibetsu, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
  • Area

    3893.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs