RDH Architects to Convert a Historic Canadian Post Office Into a Digital Library

08:00 - 10 April, 2016
RDH Architects to Convert a Historic Canadian Post Office Into a Digital Library, © RDH Architects
© RDH Architects

RDH Architects has unveiled the plans for its Old Post Office Idea Exchange, a restoration project in Cambridge, Canada. The post office project will completely restore the existing historic building and transform it into a new space through the use of new glass additions that will increase usable space and improve accessibility. 

Residencial Building Gelterkinden / Merki Schmid Architects

05:00 - 10 April, 2016
 Residencial Building Gelterkinden   / Merki Schmid Architects , © Alicja Dobrucka
© Alicja Dobrucka

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Loft Sixty-Four / EVA architecten

02:00 - 10 April, 2016
Loft Sixty-Four / EVA architecten, © Sebastian van Damme
© Sebastian van Damme

© Sebastian van Damme © Sebastian van Damme © Sebastian van Damme © Sebastian van Damme +20

Tung Ho Steel Enterprise Corp. Administration Building / Che Fu Chang Architects

20:00 - 9 April, 2016
Tung Ho Steel Enterprise Corp. Administration Building / Che Fu Chang Architects, Courtesy of Che Fu Chang Architects
Courtesy of Che Fu Chang Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Taoyuan City, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge

    Che Fu Chang Architects
  • Design Team

    Yi He Hong, Heng Song Tong, Rosalind Wang, Pei Chen Yang, Chung Yin Wang, Ru Ting Zheng, Ren Yu Fang, Fu Yang Luo
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Che Fu Chang Architects

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New Web App Lets You Navigate Downtown Miami’s Growing Skyline

14:00 - 9 April, 2016
New Web App Lets You Navigate Downtown Miami’s Growing Skyline, Renzo Piano's Proposed Tower at 87 Park in Downtown Miami. Image Courtesy of Terra
Renzo Piano's Proposed Tower at 87 Park in Downtown Miami. Image Courtesy of Terra

While certain cities in the world have instantly recognizable skylines, other burgeoning cities like Miami are still finding their architectural identity. A new online, 3D-map by the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA) outlines the over 100 new towers being erected in the city by architects including Renzo Piano and OMA, set against Miami’s existing cityscape. The projects are color-coded according to their status as either proposed, under construction or built. You can access the interactive map here.

Fallsview Residence / Setless Architecture

13:00 - 9 April, 2016
Fallsview Residence  / Setless Architecture, © Sandy Rush
© Sandy Rush
  • Architects

  • Location

    31 Fallsview Rd, Dundas, ON L9H 5J7, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Setless Architecture
  • Contractor

    Sandy Tod
  • Area

    129.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Sandy Rush © Sandy Rush © Sandy Rush © Sandy Rush +18

New Images of Studio Gang’s Vista Tower Revealed

12:00 - 9 April, 2016
New Images of Studio Gang’s Vista Tower Revealed, Courtesy of Magellan Development Group
Courtesy of Magellan Development Group

New interior images have been released of Studio Gang's's Vista Tower, a 95-story luxury residential high rise located in Chicago. Upon completion, Vista Tower will become the third tallest tower in the city.

International Firm RMJM Celebrates 60 Years

09:30 - 9 April, 2016
International Firm RMJM Celebrates 60 Years, Capital Gate ADNEC, 2010. Image Courtesy of RMJM
Capital Gate ADNEC, 2010. Image Courtesy of RMJM

The British firm RMJM, founded in 1956 by Robert Matthew and Stirrat Johnson-Marshall with its first offices in London and Edinburgh, is celebrating its 60th anniversary. The international firm has grown considerably in six decades and now boasts offices and design studios in numerous cities – including New York, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Shanghai, Karachi, Dubai, Pretoria, Nairobi, and many more – on five continents.

The firm's early success in the United Kingdom led to international commissions in the Middle East and North Africa, with RMJM anticipating the impending globalism of the architecture profession, its actions allowing it to become "one of the largest and most geographically diverse architecture firms in the world." Read on for a small selection of RMJM's most notable designs, with one example taken from each decade of the firm's illustrious past.

V13K05 / Pasel Kuenzel

09:00 - 9 April, 2016
V13K05 / Pasel Kuenzel, Courtesy of Pasel Kuenzel
Courtesy of Pasel Kuenzel
  • Architects

  • Location

    Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Area

    180.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Pasel Kuenzel

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Watch Over 50 Architecture Documentaries Via This YouTube Channel

08:00 - 9 April, 2016

Over the past 20 years, many of the most renowned European cultural institutions - including ARTE France, Les Films d’Ici, the Louvre, the Ministry of Culture and Communication Department of Architecture and Heritage, Centre Pompidou, City of Architecture and Heritage, Musée d'Orsay and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe - have come together to produce more than 50 architecture documentaries devoted to the most significant achievements of architecture, its beginnings, and the latest creations of the great architects of today. Now, these videos are accessible to the public via the YouTube Channel ACB (Art and Culture Bureau).

Each documentary is approximately 26 minutes long, and focuses on the genesis and impact of a single building that has played a role in the evolution of architecture. Narration is in English, and many of the videos of newer buildings feature interviews with the architects themselves. Check out some of the videos below, or find the entire list here.

Spotlight: Jørn Utzon

07:00 - 9 April, 2016
Spotlight: Jørn Utzon, Sydney Opera House. Image © Flickr user lutherankorean licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0
Sydney Opera House. Image © Flickr user lutherankorean licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

Pritzker Prize winning architect Jørn Utzon (9 April 1918 – 29 November 2008) who died in 2008 aged 90, was the relatively unknown Dane who, on the 29th January 1957, was announced as the winner of the "International competition for a national opera house at Bennelong Point, Sydney." When speaking about this iconic building, Louis Kahn stated that "The sun did not know how beautiful its light was, until it was reflected off this building." Unfortunately, Utzon never saw the Sydney Opera House, his most popular work, completed.

 

Refurbishment in Sarrià / Sergi Pons architects

05:00 - 9 April, 2016
Refurbishment in Sarrià / Sergi Pons architects  , © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +14

Renovation of a 30's Row House / Lab-S

02:00 - 9 April, 2016
Renovation of a 30's Row House / Lab-S , © Suzanne Paap
© Suzanne Paap
  • Architects

  • Location

    Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Lab-S
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Suzanne Paap © Suzanne Paap © Suzanne Paap © Suzanne Paap +25

Sunstar Headquarter / Alhadeff Architects

22:00 - 8 April, 2016
Sunstar Headquarter  / Alhadeff Architects, © Stefano Canziani (Alhadeff Architects)
© Stefano Canziani (Alhadeff Architects)

© Stefano Canziani (Alhadeff Architects) © Stefano Canziani (Alhadeff Architects) © Stefano Canziani (Alhadeff Architects) © Stefano Canziani (Alhadeff Architects) +45

Denpassar Residence / Atelier Cosmas Gozali

19:00 - 8 April, 2016
Denpassar Residence  / Atelier Cosmas Gozali, © Fernando Gomulya
© Fernando Gomulya
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jl. Denpasar Selatan, Kuningan Tim., Setia Budi, Kota Jakarta SelatanKecamatan Setiabudi, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Architect in Charge

    Cosmas D. Gozali
  • Architect Team

    Raymond Djohan, Setya Kurniawan, Rudy Hermanto, Vega Maria D., Shirleen Clarissa
  • Area

    974.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Fernando Gomulya © Fernando Gomulya © Fernando Gomulya © Fernando Gomulya +21

ARTS Plaza / Atelier HAY + Drury University

17:00 - 8 April, 2016
ARTS Plaza  / Atelier HAY + Drury University, © Zhao Jiang
© Zhao Jiang
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ba Da Jie, Wuzhong Qu, Suzhou Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China, 215123
  • Architect in Charge

    Yong Huang, AIA
  • Design Team

    Miranda Middleton + Juan Zorrilla Baquero, students of Drury University
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Zhao Jiang © Zhao Jiang © Zhao Jiang © Zhao Jiang +15

Kengo Kuma Uses Carbon Fiber Strands to Protect Building from Earthquakes

16:00 - 8 April, 2016
Kengo Kuma Uses Carbon Fiber Strands to Protect Building from Earthquakes, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

Japan-based Komatsu Seiten Fabric Laboratory has created a new thermoplastic carbon fiber composite called CABKOMA Strand Rod. The Strand Rod is a carbon fiber composite which is covered in both synthetic and inorganic fibers and finished with a thermoplastic resin. The material has been used on the exterior of Komatsu Seiten’s head office.

Kindergarten Cerkvenjak / SUPERFORM

15:00 - 8 April, 2016
Kindergarten Cerkvenjak / SUPERFORM, Courtesy of SUPERFORM
Courtesy of SUPERFORM

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