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The World Expo Museum / ECADI

22:00 - 16 August, 2017
The World Expo Museum / ECADI, © Shao Feng
© Shao Feng

© Shao Feng © Shao Feng © Shao Feng © Shao Feng +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Project Director

    Yang Ming
  • Design Team

    Wang Xiao’an, Yang Ming, Xiang Shang, Liu Haiyang, Yu Nan, Wang Lei, Zhu Liyuan, Zhang Yige, Guo Rui, Yu Wenhui, Huang Zhexuan, Gao Hao, Li Zhi, Cheng Min, Gu Peng, Duan Xiaoyu, Xu Xiaolei, You Lie
  • Area

    46550.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Fluid House / CJ Studio

20:00 - 16 August, 2017
Fluid House / CJ Studio, © Kuo-Min Lee
© Kuo-Min Lee

© Kuo-Min Lee © Kuo-Min Lee © Kuo-Min Lee © Kuo-Min Lee +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105
  • Architect in Charge

    Shi-Chieh Lu
  • Design Team

    Chu-Wei Ke, Yi-Ju Chen, Ming-Che Chuang
  • Area

    122.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Lily Nails Salon / ARCHSTUDIO

19:00 - 16 August, 2017
Lily Nails Salon / ARCHSTUDIO, © Weiqi Jin
© Weiqi Jin

© Weiqi Jin © Weiqi Jin © Weiqi Jin © Weiqi Jin +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fulllink Plaza, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
  • Design Team

    Wenqiang Han, Huizhong Song
  • Area

    60.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Bay Area Metro Center / Perkins+Will

17:00 - 16 August, 2017
Bay Area Metro Center / Perkins+Will, © Blake Marvin Photography
© Blake Marvin Photography

ODA Designs 70-Story Residential Skyscraper for Downtown Los Angeles

16:05 - 16 August, 2017
ODA Designs 70-Story Residential Skyscraper for Downtown Los Angeles, Courtesy of ODA. Via Curbed
Courtesy of ODA. Via Curbed

Downtown Los Angelesskyscraper boom continues – this time straying south to the intersection of South Olive and 11th Street, where developer Crescent Heights has submitted plans for a new 70-story residential tower housing 794 apartment units. Designed by ODA, 1045 Olive is planned to top out at a height of 770 feet, which would make it Los Angeles’ tallest residential building and 4th tallest overall.

Unique to the structure (and fitting for Los Angeles) would be the massive amount of space dedicated to parking: 13.5 total floors would be dedicated to parking spots, including an above ground 8-story core that would be wrapped in apartments to visually conceal the cars within.

Woldyia Maternity Center / Vilalta Arquitectura

15:00 - 16 August, 2017
Woldyia Maternity Center / Vilalta Arquitectura, © Gonzalo Guajardo
© Gonzalo Guajardo

© Gonzalo Guajardo © Gonzalo Guajardo © Gonzalo Guajardo © Gonzalo Guajardo +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Weldiya, Ethiopia
  • Director Architect

    Xavier Vilalta
  • Design Team

    Luiza Kostecka, Anna Kyskova
  • Area

    800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Washington D.C. Unveils Its Largest Ever Construction Project: $441 Million Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Replacement

14:15 - 16 August, 2017
Washington D.C. Unveils Its Largest Ever Construction Project: $441 Million Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Replacement, Courtesy of DDOT
Courtesy of DDOT

Washington, D.C. has unveiled the design of the city’s largest ever construction project: a $411 million bridge spanning the Anacostia River that will replace the 68-year-old Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. The project will be carried out by the team known as “South Capitol Bridge Builders,” consisting of lead designer AECOM, Archer Western Construction and Granite Construction, after their submission was selected as the winner of a competition for the bridge announced in 2014.

Courtesy of DDOT Courtesy of DDOT Courtesy of DDOT Courtesy of DDOT +4

Sherman Residence / Peter Tolkin Architecture

13:00 - 16 August, 2017
Sherman Residence  / Peter Tolkin Architecture, © Grant Mudford
© Grant Mudford

© Grant Mudford © Grant Mudford © Grant Mudford © Grant Mudford +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Angeles, United States
  • Design Team

    Peter Tolkin, John R. Byram, Christopher Girt, Craig Rizzo, Angela Uriu, Eric Townsend, Anthony Denzer
  • Area

    6500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2001
  • Photographs

Adjaye, OMA and ZHA Among 13 Shortlisted for 2017 "Design of the Year"

11:25 - 16 August, 2017
Adjaye, OMA and ZHA Among 13 Shortlisted for 2017 "Design of the Year"

The Design Museum in London has announced the shortlist projects in the running for the 2017 edition of their prestigious Beazley Design of the Year award. Now in its tenth year, the award was established to “celebrate design that promotes or delivers change, enables access, extends design practice or captures the spirit of the year.”  

This year, a total of 62 projects have been nominated across six categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport – including 13 projects from the Architecture category. A winner from each category and the overall winner will be announced on January 25, 2018. Previous winners of the architecture category include: IKEA’s Better Shelter last year (also the overall winner), Alejandro Aravena's UC Innovation Center in 2015, and Zaha Hadid Architects’ Heydar Aliyev Center (overall winner in 2014).

See all of the architecture nominees below.

GC House / Juan Pablo Ribadeneira Mora

11:00 - 16 August, 2017
GC House / Juan Pablo Ribadeneira Mora, © Lorena Darquea
© Lorena Darquea

© Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea +25

Behind India's Ambitious Plan to Create the World's Longest River

09:30 - 16 August, 2017
Behind India's Ambitious Plan to Create the World's Longest River, The town of Orchha on the banks of the Betwa River, India. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/azwegers/6309463151'>Flickr user Arian Zwegers</a> licensed under <a href=' https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'> CC BY 2.0</a>
The town of Orchha on the banks of the Betwa River, India. Image © Flickr user Arian Zwegers licensed under CC BY 2.0

Against the backdrop of an ever-increasing number of its farmers committing suicides, and its cities crumbling under intensifying pressure on their water resources—owing to their rapidly growing populations—India has revived its incredibly ambitious Interlinking of Rivers (ILR) project which aims to create a nation-wide water-grid twice the length of the Nile. The $168 billion project, first envisioned almost four decades ago, entails the linkage of thirty-seven of the country’s rivers through the construction of thirty canals and three-thousand water reservoirs. The chief objective is to address India’s regional inequity in water availability174 billion cubic meters of water is proposed to be transported across river basins, from potentially water-surplus to water-deficit areas.

The project is presented by the Indian government as the only realistic means to increase the country’s irrigation potential and per-capita water storage capacity. However, it raises ecological concerns of gargantuan proportions: 104,000 hectares of forest land will be affected, leading to the desecration of natural ecosystems. Experts in hydrology also question the scientific basis of treating rivers as “mere conduits of water.” Furthermore, the fear of large-scale involuntary human displacement—an estimated 1.5 million people—likely to be caused by the formation of water reservoirs is starting to materialize into a popular uprising.

Nike New York Headquarters / WSDIA | WeShouldDoItAll

09:00 - 16 August, 2017
Nike New York Headquarters / WSDIA | WeShouldDoItAll, © Floto+Warner
© Floto+Warner

© Floto+Warner © Floto+Warner © Floto+Warner © Floto+Warner +18

Restaurant ENIGMA Offers a Glimpse Into the Future of Gastronomy

08:00 - 16 August, 2017
Restaurant ENIGMA Offers a Glimpse Into the Future of Gastronomy, Courtesy of RCR Arquitectes/Pau Llimona
Courtesy of RCR Arquitectes/Pau Llimona

Neolith has unveiled their most ambitious project to date: the ENIGMA restaurant design in collaboration with RCR Arquitectes and P.Llimona. The conceptual restaurant space began with the vision of celebrated Catalan chef Albert Adrià, who wanted to create a "frozen and enigmatic” restaurant project reflecting his gastronomy and his career. Albert, together with his sibling Ferran Adrià have transformed the iconic El Bulli restaurant into a culinary research foundation and embarked on more projects since, including tapas bar Tickets and Bar 41 in Barcelona. ENIGMA, described as a “culinary amusement park” represents the new brainchild of the brothers’ dialogue exploring the intersection of food and design. 

Courtesy of RCR Arquitectes/Pau Llimona Courtesy of RCR Arquitectes/Pau Llimona Courtesy of RCR Arquitectes/Pau Llimona Courtesy of RCR Arquitectes/Pau Llimona +21

New Map Celebrates Boston’s Brutalist Architecture

06:00 - 16 August, 2017
New Map Celebrates Boston’s Brutalist Architecture, Courtesy of Chris Grimley, Michael Kubo, and Mark Pasnik
Courtesy of Chris Grimley, Michael Kubo, and Mark Pasnik

In their ninth architectural city guide, London-based publisher Blue Crow Media highlights the city of Boston’s Brutalist buildings. The map was produced in collaboration with the principles of the firm over,under Chris Grimley and Mark Pasnik along with Michael Kubo, who together authored the book “Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston.” The map highlights more than forty examples of Brutalist architecture around the greater-Boston area.

Courtesy of Blue Crow Media Courtesy of Chris Grimley, Michael Kubo, and Mark Pasnik Courtesy of Chris Grimley, Michael Kubo, and Mark Pasnik Courtesy of Blue Crow Media +8

Flower Market / Atelier Didier Dalmas

05:00 - 16 August, 2017
Flower Market / Atelier Didier Dalmas, © Jérôme Ricolleau
© Jérôme Ricolleau

© Jérôme Ricolleau © Jérôme Ricolleau © Jérôme Ricolleau © Jérôme Ricolleau +19

Plans Unveiled to Construct the World's Largest and Most Secure Data Center in Northern Norway

04:00 - 16 August, 2017
Plans Unveiled to Construct the World's Largest and Most Secure Data Center in Northern Norway, Kolos Data Center. Image © HDR
Kolos Data Center. Image © HDR

Plans have been revealed by American-Norwegian data company Kolos to construct the world's largest data center, a claim based on the amount of electrical power the site intends to draw from the grid to supply its banks of servers and cooling facilities. Located on a fjord in Ballangen, Norway, the proposed site sits within the Arctic Circle and would take advantage of the cold climate, low humidity, and the abundant supply of hydropower currently available in the area. 

Brise Soleil House / Rubén Muedra Estudio de Arquitectura

03:00 - 16 August, 2017
Brise Soleil House / Rubén Muedra Estudio de Arquitectura, © Adrían Mora Maroto
© Adrían Mora Maroto

© Adrían Mora Maroto © Adrían Mora Maroto © Adrían Mora Maroto © Adrían Mora Maroto +25

Wireframe / MUS Architects

00:00 - 16 August, 2017
Wireframe / MUS Architects, © Janina Tynska
© Janina Tynska

© Janina Tynska © Janina Tynska © Janina Tynska © Janina Tynska +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kraków, Poland
  • Lead Architects

    Adam Zwierzynski, Anna Porebska
  • Area

    46.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs