Courtesy of RIBA
Courtesy of RIBA

RIBA Future Trends Survey Reveals A Dip In UK Workloads

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)’s Future Trends Survey for November showed that confidence in workload among UK architects fell back slightly with the workload index returning back to +29. This is compared to +37 in October, which was the second highest ever balance figure. The highest balance figures were in Northern Ireland (+50) and the North of England (+46), areas with the RIBA state “were initially the slowest to indicate a return to growth.” In addition, the percentage of respondents reporting that they had personally been under-employed remained at 12% for the second month running – the lowest figure since the survey began in January 2009. Practices report that they are currently employing 6% more year-out and post Part II students than they were twelve months ago.

Innocean Headquarters Europe / Ippolito Fleitz Group

© Robert Hoernig

Architects: Ippolito Fleitz Group
Location: Frankfurt,
Design Team: Andrew Bardzik, Anke Stern
, David Schwarz
, Frank Peisert, Sebastian Tiedemann, Yuliya Lytyuk, Gunter Fleitz, Peter Ippolito, Daniela Schröder, Tim Lessmann
Area: 2800.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Robert Hoernig

Bambi Early Childhood Educational Center / Plan9

© Fernando Alda

Architects: Plan9
Location: Calle Mejorana, 14960 Córdoba, Córdoba,
Project Architects: Gloria García de la Banda García, José Luque Bellido
Project Area: 1008.0 m2
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Fernando Alda , José Luque

Sugamo Shinkin Bank – Nakaaoki branch / emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design

© Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners

Architects: emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design
Location: , 〒333-0844 Saitama-ken, Kawaguchi-shi, Kamiaoki, 6 Chome−6−1 Kー1テラス
Architect In Charge: Emmanuelle Moureaux
Area: 588.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners

YAK01 / Ayutt and Associates design

© Piyawut Srisakul

Architects: Ayutt and Associates design
Location: Soi Yen Akat 2, Khwaeng Chong Nonsi, Khet Yan Nawa, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120,
Architect In Charge: Ayutt Mahasom
Area: 500.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Piyawut Srisakul

Enzo. Gallery and Office / Ogawasekkei

© Masato Kawano / Nacasa & Partners

Architects: Ogawasekkei
Location: Gifu, Gifu Prefecture,
Area: 66.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Masato Kawano / Nacasa & Partners

Milan Expo 2015: Russia to Exhibit Expansive Timber Pavilion

Courtesy of Eventica Communications

has released designs for their participation at Milan Expo 2015. Taking in consideration Russia’s most successful world EXPO pavilions, of which the country has been producing since 1851, and the importance of “green technologies,” SPEECH has designed an expansive 4000-square-meter timber structure with a pronounced roofline that features a mirrored canopy extending 30-meters over the pavilion’s main entrance.

Waterfront Restaurant / Pro-Form Architects

© LV Hengzhong

Architects: Pro-Form Architects
Location: 2801 Hu Yi Gong Lu, Jiading Qu, Shi, China
Architect In Charge: WU Jing, LI Peng, HE Ru of Limited
Area: 1500.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: LV Hengzhong

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Arizona Western College Community Building And Science + Agriculture Center / Gould Evans

© Winquist Photography

Architects: Gould Evans
Location: 2020 South 8th Avenue, , AZ 85364, USA
Area: 175000.0 ft2
Year: 2008
Photographs: Winquist Photography

US Embassy in London / KieranTimberlake Architects
US Embassy in London / KieranTimberlake Architects

Davis Brody Bond and KieranTimberlake Chosen to Design NYU Facility

As the culmination of a five-month selection process, New York University (NYU) has announced that Davis Brody Bond and KieranTimberlake will be designing its major new facility along Mercer Street between Houston and Bleecker in New York. The facility’s many uses will include classrooms, teaching spaces for performing arts, a state-of-the-art sports facility, and student and faculty housing. 

Collectively, the team was chosen for its high profile portfolio, which includes projects like the 9/11 Memorial Museum, the U.S. Embassy in London, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the 1983-2006 restoration and expansion of the New York Public Library

Innovation and Technical and Technological Transfer Park / Grupo ARKHOS

© Jorge Taboada Morón

Architects: Grupo ARKHOS
Location: Heroico Colegio Militar 4700, Nombre de Dios, 31150 , , Mexico
Project Architects: Rubén Escobar Urrutia + Ricardo Pacheco López.
Project Area: 11990.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Jorge Taboada Morón

Zaha Hadid Designs Dune-Inspired Net Zero Headquarters for Bee’ah

© Architects / MIR

Designs have been released for Bee’ah’s new headquarters in Sharjah. The Middle Eastern environmental and waste management company commissioned Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), following an invited competition, to design a facility that reflects their goal to operate entirely from renewable energy sources and move towards zero waste, as well as increase their educational outreach.

ZHA’s design builds from its desert context, acting as two energy efficient “dunes” that intersect to form a central “oasis.” Read on to learn more.

Mariner Harbor Branch Library / A*PT ARCHITECTURE

© Albert Vecerka / Esto

Architects: A*PT ARCHITECTURE
Location: Mariners Harbor, Staten Island, NY, USA
Design Team: Anna Torriani, AIA; Lorenzo Pagnamenta, AIA; Wasmiya Tan; Raffaele Stefani; Damien Romanens; Nam Suk Oh; Juan Carlos Salas Ballestin; Caterina Inderbitzin; Petya Ivanova; Felix Lederberger; Roxane Bervini; Anais Iglesias; Nuria Forques.
Area: 10000.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Albert Vecerka / Esto

London Calling: On Fondness

After the local council announced their plans to demolish the iconic Preston Bus Station in favour of a new building elsewhere, it took a national backlash before the building was eventually saved, being listed in September 2013. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

In the UK, the commissioning of buildings is in crisis. The government and the industry as a whole is short-sighted, putting too much emphasis on function and too little thought into what makes for a long-lasting, and in that respect sustainable, building.

What is it that prompts a person to own a classic car or a family to continue to use old silver when both involve so much hard work? Why not buy a new car or use stainless steel cutlery? By convention these possessions have reached the end of their natural life, they require careful maintenance and in many cases they don’t function as well they might – they are obsolete. Their continued use requires a conscious commitment – time and money – on the part of their owner. But then, in time, this responsibility stops being a burden and instead becomes a cause for satisfaction and enjoyment.

It is a question that could be asked of those who commission and use buildings.

The Mirror Houses / Peter Pichler Architecture

© Oskar Da Riz

Architects: Peter Pichler Architecture
Location: SOUTH-TYROL,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Oskar Da Riz

Images Revealed of Zaha Hadid’s First Project in Brazil

© METHANOIA

Images of Zaha Hadid’s first project in Brazil – and in South America — have been revealed. The “Casa Atlântica” residential tower will have eleven floors and a rooftop pool and be built in Copacabana, , according to local paper O Globo.

Located on Atlântica Avenue, “Casa Atlântica” will be the only building on its lot, yet seeks to complement the surrounding environment and neighborhood.

The project was commissioned by businessman, Omar Peres, who acquired the land for R$ 23 million ($8.5 million).

Neues Museum. Image © Flickr CC user stijn
Neues Museum. Image © Flickr CC user stijn

Spotlight: David Chipperfield

Born and raised in London in 1953, British architect David Chipperfield‘s career has spanned decades and continents as an architect, designer and professor. Since 1984, he has been at the helm of David Chipperfield Architects, an award winning firm with over 180 staff at offices in LondonBerlinMilan, and Shanghai. Chipperfield is an honourary fellow of the American Institute of Architects and Germany’s Bund Deutscher Architekten, and was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 2004. In 2012, Chipperfield curated the Venice Biennale of Architecture under the theme Common Ground. Most recently, Chipperfield was named Artistic Director of Italian design brand Driade.