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AD Classics: Space Needle / John Graham & Company

04:00 - 7 December, 2016
Courtesy of Wikimedia user Rattlhed (Public Domain)
Courtesy of Wikimedia user Rattlhed (Public Domain)

The opening of the Century 21 Exposition on April 21, 1962 transformed the image of Seattle and the American Northwest in the eyes of the world. The region, which had been known until that point more for its natural resources than as a cultural capital, established a new reputation as a center of emergent technologies and aerospace design. This new identity was embodied by the centerpiece of the exposition: the Space Needle, a slender assemblage of steel and reinforced concrete which became—and remains—Seattle’s most iconic landmark.[1]

The Space Needle under construction before its opening in April 1962. ImageCourtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives (Public Domain) Courtesy of Wikimedia user Cacophony (Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0) A 1962 cutaway drawing of the Space Needle's tophouse. ImageCourtesy of Flickr user James Vaughan (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) This sketched rendering of the Space Needle dates to April 1961 – one year before its opening. ImageCourtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives (Public Domain) +7

The State Museum of Egyptian Art and The University of Film and Television/ Peter Böhm Architekten

03:00 - 7 December, 2016
The State Museum of Egyptian Art and The University of Film and Television/ Peter Böhm Architekten, © Dieter Leistner
© Dieter Leistner

© Dieter Leistner            © Dieter Leistner            © Dieter Leistner            © Dieter Leistner            +19

Maher Store / Harmonic Trend [L]

02:00 - 7 December, 2016
Maher Store  / Harmonic Trend [L], © Hamed Badami
© Hamed Badami

© Hamed Badami © Hamed Badami © Hamed Badami © Hamed Badami +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hamadan Province, Hamedan, Buali Sina Square, Iran
  • Architect in Charge

    Ali Hamidi Moghadam
  • Area

    110.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Oasia Hotel Downtown / WOHA

23:00 - 6 December, 2016
Oasia Hotel Downtown / WOHA, Courtesy of WOHA
Courtesy of WOHA

Courtesy of WOHA Courtesy of WOHA Courtesy of WOHA Courtesy of WOHA +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    100 Peck Seah St, Singapore
  • Area

    19416.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of WOHA

Hui | Origin of Everything / C.DD

21:00 - 6 December, 2016
Hui | Origin of Everything / C.DD, © OUYANG Yun
© OUYANG Yun

© OUYANG Yun © OUYANG Yun © OUYANG Yun © OUYANG Yun +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Foshan, Guangdong, China
  • Chief Designer

    HE Xiao-Ping, LI Xing-Lin
  • Design Team

    YU Guo-Neng, LIANG Yi-Hui, LV Zhuo-Ming, CAI Tie-Lei
  • Area

    9.0 m2
  • Photographs

St Kilda East House / Claire Scorpo Architects

20:00 - 6 December, 2016
St Kilda East House  / Claire Scorpo Architects, © Tom Ross
© Tom Ross

© Tom Ross © Tom Ross © Tom Ross © Tom Ross +19

Blue Bottle Coffee Shinagawa Cafe / Schemata Architects

19:00 - 6 December, 2016
Blue Bottle Coffee Shinagawa Cafe  / Schemata Architects, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Konan, Minato, Tokyo 108-0075, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects
  • Design Team

    Ryosuke Yamamoto, Liliko Mizukami
  • Area

    173.7 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

2016 RIBA President's Medals Winners Announced

17:15 - 6 December, 2016
2016 RIBA President's Medals Winners Announced, Silver Medal: Crafts Vault / Thomas Chee. Image Courtesy of RIBA
Silver Medal: Crafts Vault / Thomas Chee. Image Courtesy of RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announced the President’s Medals Student Awards at a special event today in London. The awards, recognised as the world’s most prestigious in architectural education, were inaugurated in 1836 (making them, including the RIBA Gold Medal, the institute's oldest award). Three medals in particular—the Bronze for a Part I student (Bachelor level), the Silver for a Part II student (Masters level), and the Dissertation Medal—are awarded to “promote excellence in the study of architecture [and] to reward talent and to encourage architectural debate worldwide.” In addition to these, the winners of the Serjeant Award for Excellence in Drawing and the SOM Foundation Fellowships alongside a rostra of commendations have also been announced.

Palermo Lake House / Reims Arquitectura

17:00 - 6 December, 2016
Palermo Lake House / Reims Arquitectura, © Ricardo Janet
© Ricardo Janet

© Ricardo Janet © Ricardo Janet © Ricardo Janet © Ricardo Janet +19

San Miguel de Tango Convention Center / PAR Arquitectos

15:00 - 6 December, 2016
San Miguel de Tango Convention Center / PAR Arquitectos, © Diego Elgueta
© Diego Elgueta

© Diego Elgueta  © Diego Elgueta  © Diego Elgueta  © Diego Elgueta  +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lonquén Sur, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Author Architects

    Pablo Lopez, Alvaro Cortés, Tomás Pardo.
  • Area

    1016.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

New Short Film Reveals the Lives of Residents in Mies van der Rohe's Lafayette Park

14:00 - 6 December, 2016

In this video, filmmaker Ryan Clancy takes us inside Detroit’s Lafayette Park neighborhood, home to the world's largest collection of buildings designed by Mies van der Rohe.

Due to the redevelopment of Detroit and the surging popularity of mid-century design, home prices and cost of living in the neighborhood have dramatically increased in just 5 years time – leaving the community on the cupse of turnover. Seeing the need to document Lafayette Park before it changes for good, Clancy uses his camera to capture the diverse group of existing residents in their homes, highlighting their relationships to the timeless architecture.

Villa Tempérée / ARTELABO

13:00 - 6 December, 2016
Villa Tempérée / ARTELABO, © Marie-Caroline Lucat
© Marie-Caroline Lucat

© Marie-Caroline Lucat            © Marie-Caroline Lucat            © Marie-Caroline Lucat            © Marie-Caroline Lucat            +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hérault, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Nadine and Laurent Fayard
  • Area

    120.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Construction Begins on World's Tallest Religious Building

12:00 - 6 December, 2016
Construction Begins on World's Tallest Religious Building, Courtesy of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, InGenious Studio
Courtesy of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, InGenious Studio

Construction is underway on a 700 foot (213 meter) tall Hindu temple in Uttar Pradesh, India that, upon completion, will be the world’s tallest religious building. Designed by Indian firm InGenious Studio, the structure (named “Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir”) will surpass the Ulm Minster in Germany, the current tallest church at 530 feet (162 meters).

Larson Bergquist / Salmela Architect

11:00 - 6 December, 2016
Larson Bergquist / Salmela Architect, © Paul Crosby
© Paul Crosby

© Paul Crosby          © Paul Crosby          © Paul Crosby          © Paul Crosby          +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Schroeder, MN, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    David D. Salmela FAIA
  • Area

    1400.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Faith & Form's 2016 Religious Architecture Awards Recognize 28 Projects from Around the Globe

09:30 - 6 December, 2016
Faith & Form's 2016 Religious Architecture Awards Recognize 28 Projects from Around the Globe

Each year, Faith & Form magazine and the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA) reward the best religious architecture, design and art for religious spaces. In their 2016 awards, the jury recognized 28 projects across 10 categories, with almost half of the winners designed for sites outside of North America. Aside from this diversity of location, another trend in the awards was a tendency toward material honesty and simplicity. "Several jurors were impressed with how designers used an economy of means with simple, elegant materials to meet the needs of congregations," said Michael J Crosbie, editor-in-chief of Faith & Form, adding that "a reverence for natural materials was seen in many submissions, and in winning projects." Read on to see all 28 winners.

© Nathan Kirkman © Peter Moloney © Lucas Boyd and Chad Greenlee © Sadao Hotta +29

Nötkärnan / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor

09:00 - 6 December, 2016
Nötkärnan / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor, Courtesy of Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
Courtesy of Wingårdh Arkitektkontor

Courtesy of Wingårdh Arkitektkontor            Courtesy of Wingårdh Arkitektkontor            Courtesy of Wingårdh Arkitektkontor            Courtesy of Wingårdh Arkitektkontor            +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Architects in Charge

    Gert Wingårdh, Anders Olausson
  • Design Team

    Peter Ejvegård, Liselott Jademyr, Tobias Fasth, Sebastian Olsson Susanne Flinck, Peter Öhman, Madeleine Stoops, Ulrika Davidsson, Malin Mattsson, Viktoria Wallin and Jens Vilhelmson
  • Area

    1580.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Wingårdh Arkitektkontor

The Planners' Guide to Trees in the Urban Landscape

08:00 - 6 December, 2016
The Planners' Guide to Trees in the Urban Landscape, via www.tdag.org.uk
via www.tdag.org.uk

Tree and Design Action Group is a group that “shares the collective vision that the location of trees, and all the benefits they bring, can be secured for future generations through better collaboration in the planning, design, construction and management of our urban infrastructure and spaces.”

“Trees make places look and feel better, as well as playing a role in climate proofing our neighborhoods and supporting human health and environmental well-being, trees can also help to create conditions for economic success.” The Trees in the Townscape guide presents a modern approach to urban forestry, providing officials and professionals with the principles and references needed to realize the potential of vegetation in urban areas.

This is an approach that keeps pace with and responds to the challenges of our times. “Trees in the Townscape offers a comprehensive set of 12 action-oriented principles which can be adapted to the unique context of [any] own town or city.” 

New Mixed-Use Complex Expresses Past, Present, and Future of Chinese Culture

06:00 - 6 December, 2016
New Mixed-Use Complex Expresses Past, Present, and Future of Chinese Culture, © Aedas
© Aedas

Novotown is China’s latest cultural and creative incubator, designed by Aedas as an iconic destination on Hengqin Island in Zhuhai, China. Located just five minutes from Macau, the 120,000-square meter cultural and entertainment complex aims to straddle the roles of tourist destination and local icon. 

© Aedas © Aedas © Aedas © Aedas +5