AD Classics: Bergisel Ski Jump / Zaha Hadid Architects

04:00 - 9 May, 2016
AD Classics: Bergisel Ski Jump / Zaha Hadid Architects, © Helene Binet
© Helene Binet

Situated on the peak of Bergisel Mountain above the picturesque alpine city of Innsbruck, Austria, the Bergisel Ski Jump represents the contemporary incarnation of a historic landmark. Designed by Zaha Hadid between 1999 and 2002, the Ski Jump is a study in formal expression: its sweeping lines and minimalist aesthetic create a sense of graceful, high-speed motion, reflecting the dynamic sensation of a ski jump in a monumental structure that stands above the historic center of Innsbruck and the mountain slopes around.

© Helene Binet © Zaha Hadid Architects © Zaha Hadid Architects © Helene Binet +27

Ashton Old Baths / Modern City Architecture & Urbanism

03:00 - 9 May, 2016
Ashton Old Baths  / Modern City Architecture & Urbanism, © James Maddox
© James Maddox

© James Maddox © James Maddox © James Maddox © James Maddox +28

Byblos Town Hall / Hashim Sarkis

02:00 - 9 May, 2016
Byblos Town Hall / Hashim Sarkis , © Wissam Chaaya
© Wissam Chaaya
  • Architects

  • Location

    Byblos, Lebanon
  • Client

    Municipality of Jbeil/Byblos
  • Area

    752.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Wissam Chaaya © Wissam Chaaya © Wissam Chaaya © Wissam Chaaya +52

Krishnan House / Khosla Associates

20:00 - 8 May, 2016
Krishnan House / Khosla Associates, © Shamanth Patil J.
© Shamanth Patil J.
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
  • Principal Designers

    Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand
  • Area

    16000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Shamanth Patil J. © Shamanth Patil J. © Shamanth Patil J. © Shamanth Patil J. +26

Arch Out Loud Announces Winners of New York City Aquarium Competition

16:00 - 8 May, 2016
Aquatrium. Image via Arch Out Loud
Aquatrium. Image via Arch Out Loud

Arch Out Loud has announced the winners of their New York City Aquarium and Public Waterfront Competition, which invited students and professionals alike to design "an intertwined public aquarium and park" on an underutilized riverfront property located on the East River in Queens. Participants were asked to “redefine the aquarium typology, examining its relationship to the urban context and the public domain.” 

The call for submissions was answered by 556 participants and 178 proposals from forty counties, and included ideas that pushed the physical boundaries of the site and responded to the idea of redefining the typical aquarium typology.

British Library Releases Millions of Images for Public Use on Flickr

14:00 - 8 May, 2016
British Library Releases Millions of Images for Public Use on Flickr, "Through China with a Camera ... With ... illustrations". Image Courtesy of The British Library
"Through China with a Camera ... With ... illustrations". Image Courtesy of The British Library

The British Library has continued to release images from its digitized collection, now bordering over one million images on public image-sharing platform Flickr, reports Quartz.  Since 2013, the institution’s “Mechanical Curator” has been randomly selecting images or other pages from over 65,000 public-domain books from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

"Az Osztrák-Magyar Monarchia irásban és képben. Rudolf trónörökös főherczeg Ő ... fensége kezdeményezéséből és közremunkálásával. (Die deutsche Ausgabe redigirt ... J. von Weilen, die ungarische M. Jókai.) Hung", "Appendix. Topography and Travels". Image Courtesy of The British Library "Homes of our Forefathers in Boston, Old England, and Boston, New England. From original drawings by E. Whitefield". Image Courtesy of The British Library "John L. Stoddard's Lectures [on his travels]. Illustrated ... with views of the worlds famous places and people, etc". Image Courtesy of The British Library "John L. Stoddard's Lectures [on his travels]. Illustrated ... with views of the worlds famous places and people, etc". Image Courtesy of The British Library +15

Manus x Machina / OMA

13:00 - 8 May, 2016
Manus x Machina / OMA, © OMA - Albert Vecerka
© OMA - Albert Vecerka

© OMA - Albert Vecerka  © OMA - Albert Vecerka  © OMA - Brett Beyer © OMA - Naho Kubota +44

See All 36 Winners of the 2016 RIBA London Awards

12:00 - 8 May, 2016
See All 36 Winners of the 2016 RIBA London Awards, © Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner

From a shortlist of 68 buildings, 36 London projects have been awarded the 2016 RIBA London Awards for architectural excellence, the city's most prestigious design honor. The winners include a home for ravens, a Japanese-inspired London terrace home and a historical restoration. All of these designs will be further considered for the RIBA National Awards, to be announced in July. The winners of the national award will then create a shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize – the highest award for architecture in the UK.

Brutalism and Culture: How St Peter's Seminary is Already Shining in its Second Life

09:30 - 8 May, 2016
Brutalism and Culture: How St Peter's Seminary is Already Shining in its Second Life, Built in 1966, St. Peter’s Seminary is hidden away in a forest 20 miles outside Glasgow. Image Courtesy of Courtesy Tom Kidd / Almay via Metropolis Magazine
Built in 1966, St. Peter’s Seminary is hidden away in a forest 20 miles outside Glasgow. Image Courtesy of Courtesy Tom Kidd / Almay via Metropolis Magazine

Gillespie, Kidd & Coia's celebrated St Peter's Seminary—once voted Scotland's best modern building—has for too long been a victim of fate, left to decay after it was abandoned just 20 years after its completion. Fortunately, plans are well underway to restore the building. This article, originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Ruin Revived," explains how even in its ruined state, the dramatic brutalist structure is already showing its value as a cultural destination.

Modernist architecture, it used to be said, was inadequate because the machined materials of modern buildings wouldn’t lend themselves well to picturesque ruination. What, minus the taut skins of glass and plaster, could these stark, boxlike carcasses possibly communicate to future generations?

St. Peter’s Seminary in Cardross, Scotland, is a forceful rejoinder to that jibe. Built in 1966 and abandoned 20 years later, the seminary has settled into a state of pleasing decrepitude. Glass and plaster are long gone. The concrete remains largely intact but stained, spalled, and spoiled. Entire roofs and staircases have caved in. The only fresh signs of life are the aprons of graffiti draped all over the “interiors.” Yet, the sense of the place lingers, its noble forms still remarkably assertive—jutting forth from the dense surrounding forest—and optimistic.

RB12 / Triptyque

09:00 - 8 May, 2016
RB12 / Triptyque, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rio De Janeiro, RJ - Brasil
  • Partners

    Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud, Olivier Raffaelli
  • General Manager

    Luiz Trindade
  • Project Manager

    Marcea Sampaio, Paula Megiolaro, Vinicius Capella
  • Area

    4728.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +17

Spotlight: Herzog & de Meuron

08:00 - 8 May, 2016
Spotlight: Herzog & de Meuron, VitraHaus. Photography by Iwan Baan © Vitra
VitraHaus. Photography by Iwan Baan © Vitra

Led by Jacques Herzog (born 19 April 1950) and Pierre de Meuron (born 8 May 1950), most descriptions of Herzog & de Meuron projects are almost paradoxical: in one paragraph they will be praised for their dedication to tradition and vernacular forms, in the next for their thoroughly modern innovation. However, in the hands of Herzog & de Meuron this is no paradox, as the internationally-renowned architectural duo combine tradition and innovation in such a way that the two elements actually enhance each other.

School Group in France / rouby hemmerlé architectes

05:00 - 8 May, 2016
School Group in France / rouby hemmerlé architectes, Courtesy of rouby hemmerlé architectes
Courtesy of rouby hemmerlé architectes
  • Architects

  • Location

    67170 Donnenheim, France
  • Area

    2412.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of rouby hemmerlé architectes

Courtesy of rouby hemmerlé architectes Courtesy of rouby hemmerlé architectes Courtesy of rouby hemmerlé architectes Courtesy of rouby hemmerlé architectes +36

House ALM / Estudio ODS

02:00 - 8 May, 2016
House ALM / Estudio ODS, © Ricardo Santos
© Ricardo Santos
  • Architects

  • Location

    8800 Tavira, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Estudio ODS
  • Area

    185.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Ricardo Santos © Ricardo Santos © Ricardo Santos © Ricardo Santos +19

Mosman Bay House / iredale pedersen hook architects

20:00 - 7 May, 2016
Mosman Bay House  / iredale pedersen hook architects, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +82

AGi Architects Reveal Finalist Proposal for Mashhad City Complex in Iran

16:00 - 7 May, 2016
AGi Architects Reveal Finalist Proposal for Mashhad City Complex in Iran, Courtesy of 2R Studio and Ethan Karimi
Courtesy of 2R Studio and Ethan Karimi

After a competition between over 100 firms, AGi Architects, in collaboration with Shift Process Practice, have received 2nd prize for their proposal for a mixed-use city complex in Mashhad, Iran. The design includes commercial and residential units, in addition to a clinic, an aparthotel and various public spaces. The proposal breaks the mold of large retail centers that blunt street culture and have large carbon footprints by diversifying the building uses at street level.

Courtesy of 2R Studio and Ethan Karimi Courtesy of 2R Studio and Ethan Karimi Courtesy of 2R Studio and Ethan Karimi Aerial Rendered View. Image Courtesy of 2R Studio and Ethan Karimi +15

MIT Celebrates Centennial of Cambridge Campus with Two Architecture Installations

14:00 - 7 May, 2016
MIT Celebrates Centennial of Cambridge Campus with Two Architecture Installations, Photomontage of the Memory Matrix installation at night in front of the Wiesner Building, MIT campus. Image credit: Photomontage by Azra Aksamija, 2016. Original photo of the MediaLab by Steve Mann. Image Courtesy of Resnicow and Associates
Photomontage of the Memory Matrix installation at night in front of the Wiesner Building, MIT campus. Image credit: Photomontage by Azra Aksamija, 2016. Original photo of the MediaLab by Steve Mann. Image Courtesy of Resnicow and Associates

In honor of the centenary of MIT's move to the Cambridge Campus, the university has carried out a series of public events this spring, including the installation of two innovative architecture and design projects: Memory Matrix and Biaxial Tower.

Installed in the iconic arch of MIT’s Wiesner Building (designed by Pritzker Prize winner and MIT alumni I.M. Pei), Memory Matrix is a giant screen made of intricate pixel-like Plexiglass elements, arranged to form larger matrix-like screens that reveal an image of the recently destroyed Arch of Triumph in Palmyra. The image is only visible during the day through the movement of wind and light, and at night, through the illumination of the pixels. Spearheaded by Azra Aksamija, Memory Matrix will be on display from April 23 through May 7.

Triangulo Corona / Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop

13:00 - 7 May, 2016
Triangulo Corona  / Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Naucalpan, State of Mexico, Mexico
  • Design Team

    Eduardo Micha, Fabio Correa, Gabriel Merino, Oscar Osorio, Patricia Pérez, Christian Rodriguez, Miguel Ángel Chiney, Eduardo Acosta, Maricruz Pérez
  • Area

    1543.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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

RIBA Future Trends Survey for March 2016 Shows Signs of Workload Stability

12:00 - 7 May, 2016
RIBA Future Trends Survey for March 2016 Shows Signs of Workload Stability, Courtesy of The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Courtesy of The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

The Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) Future Trends Survey for March 2016 has reported signs of stability after recent downward trends, with the balance figure rising from +21 in February up to +31 in March.

“All nations and regions returned positive workload forecasts, with practices in the North of England being the most optimistic. Large practices (51+ staff) remain the most positive. Medium-sized practices (11–50 staff, balance figure +48) saw a boost in confidence levels, while small practices (1–10 staff, balance figure +28) were upbeat, however to a lesser degree," states the report.