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Promised Land / Bates Masi Architects

13:00 - 23 July, 2017
Promised Land / Bates Masi Architects, Courtesy of Bates Masi + Architects
Courtesy of Bates Masi + Architects

Courtesy of Bates Masi + Architects Courtesy of Bates Masi + Architects Courtesy of Bates Masi + Architects Courtesy of Bates Masi + Architects +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Amagansett, New York, United StatesA
  • Lead Architects

    Paul Masi
  • Area

    4135.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015

Spotlight: Richard Rogers

12:30 - 23 July, 2017
Spotlight: Richard Rogers, Centre Georges Pompidou / Richard Rogers + Renzo Piano. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/dalbera/2496569412'>Flickr user dalbera</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>
Centre Georges Pompidou / Richard Rogers + Renzo Piano. Image © Flickr user dalbera licensed under CC BY 2.0

As one of the leading architects of the British High-Tech movement, Pritzker Prize-winner Richard Rogers stands out as one of the most innovative and distinctive architects of a generation. Rogers made his name in the 1970s and '80s, with buildings such as the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Headquarters for Lloyd's Bank in London. To this day his work plays with similar motifs, utilizing bright colors and structural elements to create a style that is recognizable, yet also highly adaptable.

NEO Bankside. Image © Edmund Sumner The Leadenhall Building. Image © Richard Bryant – Courtesy of British Land/Oxford Properties Lloyd's of London Building. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/martinrp/332669479'>Flickr user dalbera</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/'>CC BY-ND 2.0</a> Millennium Dome. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesjin/58712717/'>Flickr user jamesjin</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a> +15

Why Is Car Parking So Ubiquitous in the US? This Video Explains Everything

11:00 - 23 July, 2017

The next time you're cursing the price of a city parking meter, think instead about the high cost of free, off-street parking in terms of the urban environment. Urbanists these days agree that cities are at their best when they are walkable—designed for people instead of cars—but the reasons for the car-centric design of cities in the US are complex. In this video, Will Chilton and Paul Mackie of Mobility Lab describe all the problems inherent with parking in US cities and how it got to be this way: namely, off-street parking requirements, or mandatory parking minimums.

Most people know that US cities are dominated by parking, with roughly 8 parking spots per car throughout the country, but this video will give you all the information you need to win any debate about the impacts of mandatory off-street parking. Describe with confidence why cities love mandatory minimums for developers, extoll the virtues of correctly-priced parking meters, and impress your friends and colleagues with your knowledge of the other ways you pay every day for "free" parking.

Pipe Shop Venue at the Shipyards / Proscenium Architecture + Interiors Inc

09:00 - 23 July, 2017
Pipe Shop Venue at the Shipyards / Proscenium Architecture + Interiors Inc, © Sam Pat - Picture and Color Media
© Sam Pat - Picture and Color Media

© Sam Pat - Picture and Color Media © Sam Pat - Picture and Color Media © Sam Pat - Picture and Color Media © Sam Pat - Picture and Color Media +13

10 Hard-To-Reach Masterpieces And How To Get There

08:00 - 23 July, 2017
10 Hard-To-Reach Masterpieces And How To Get There

Visiting architectural masterpieces by the greats can often feel like a pilgrimage of sorts, especially when they are far away and hard to find. Not everyone takes the time to visit these buildings when traveling, which makes getting there all the more special. With weird opening hours, hard-to-reach locations and elusive tours we thought we’d show a selection from our archives of masterpieces (modernist to contemporary) and what it takes to make it through their doors. Don’t forget your camera! 

Spotlight: Geoffrey Bawa

07:00 - 23 July, 2017
A courtyard in Bawa's campus for the University of Ruhuna. Image © Harry Sowden
A courtyard in Bawa's campus for the University of Ruhuna. Image © Harry Sowden

Despite his late entry into architecture, Geoffrey Manning Bawa FRIBA, (July 23, 1919 – May 27, 2003), explored modernism and its cultural implications and created a unique, recognizable style of design which had a lasting impact on architects across the world. Well versed in Modernist theory, Bawa was one of the original proponents of Tropical Modernism, a design movement in which sensitivity for local context combines with the form-making principles of modernism. Bawa’s architecture led to the formation of a new architectural identity and aesthetic for many tropical environments, and won him recognition and awards, including the Chairman’s Award of the Aga Kahn Special Chairman’s Award for Architecture (2001) and the title Deshamanya, in recognition of his contributions to his country by the government of Sri Lanka.

Kandalama Hotel, Dambulla. Image © Harry Sowden Ena de Silva House. Image ©  Helene Binet The Sri Lanka Parliament Building. Image © Harry Sowden The Bentota Beach Hotel. Image © Harry Sowden +15

EFH Riedholz / Tormen Architekten AG

05:00 - 23 July, 2017
EFH Riedholz / Tormen Architekten AG, © Mark Drotsky Architekturfotografie
© Mark Drotsky Architekturfotografie

© Mark Drotsky Architekturfotografie © Mark Drotsky Architekturfotografie © Mark Drotsky Architekturfotografie © Mark Drotsky Architekturfotografie +35

Spotlight: Arata Isozaki

04:00 - 23 July, 2017
Spotlight: Arata Isozaki, Qatar National Convention Centre. Image © Nelson Garrido
Qatar National Convention Centre. Image © Nelson Garrido

Japanese architect, teacher, and theorist Arata Isozaki (born 23 July, 1931) helped bring Japanese influence to some of the most prestigious buildings of the 20th century, and continues to work at the highest level today. Initially working in a distinctive form of modernism, Isozaki developed his own thoughts and theories on architecture into a complex style that invokes pure shape and space as much as it evokes post-modern ideas. Highly adaptable and socially concerned, his work has been acclaimed for being sensitive to context while still making statements of its own.

Rockvilla – National Theatre of Scotland HQ / Hoskins Architects

02:00 - 23 July, 2017
Rockvilla – National Theatre of Scotland HQ / Hoskins Architects, © Gillian Hayes - Dapple Photography
© Gillian Hayes - Dapple Photography

© Gillian Hayes - Dapple Photography © Gillian Hayes - Dapple Photography © Gillian Hayes - Dapple Photography © Gillian Hayes - Dapple Photography +20

Apartment and Trees / vir.mueller architects

20:00 - 22 July, 2017
Apartment and Trees / vir.mueller architects, © Andre J. Fanthome
© Andre J. Fanthome

© Andre J. Fanthome © Andre J. Fanthome © Andre J. Fanthome © Andre J. Fanthome +11

Atelier FCJZ and CAAU Teamed Up to Win Fondation de Chine Competition

16:00 - 22 July, 2017
Atelier FCJZ and CAAU Teamed Up to Win Fondation de Chine Competition, Courtesy of Atelier FCJZ
Courtesy of Atelier FCJZ

Paris (CIUP). The project is part of #Cite2020, an initiative by the Cite Internationale to develop 1,800 new housing units by 2020. Adding to the existing 40 residential buildings, the Fondation de Chine will introduce a contemporary interpretation of student housing to the campus. 

Courtesy of Atelier FCJZ Pavilion Suisse by Le Corbusier. Image Courtesy of Atelier FCJZ Courtesy of Atelier FCJZ CIUP Campus. Image Courtesy of Atelier FCJZ +6

“Vertical Landscapes” to Promote Cultural Exchange and Religious Coexistence for New York’s Muslim Community

14:00 - 22 July, 2017
“Vertical Landscapes” to Promote Cultural Exchange and Religious Coexistence for New York’s Muslim Community, Courtesy of Büro Koray Duman Architects
Courtesy of Büro Koray Duman Architects

New York based Büro Koray Duman Architects are collaborating with the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA) to design a cultural center prototype, named Cordoba House, in order to facilitate the total integration of American Muslims, without compromising their religious identities. The center will be the first Muslim sponsored multi-faith community center in New York City, aiming to help promote “progressive change, inter-religious coexistence, and cultural exchange”.

Highlighting the necessity of such a project, the design team explain: “There are approximately 800,000 Muslims living in NYC. A majority of the gathering places for Muslims are Mosques that focuses on Religion as Practice, which does not leave enough room for developing Religion as Culture.”

Courtesy of Büro Koray Duman Architects Courtesy of Büro Koray Duman Architects Courtesy of Büro Koray Duman Architects Courtesy of Büro Koray Duman Architects +11

House in Olmue / Rodrigo Pérez Kenchington

13:00 - 22 July, 2017
House in Olmue / Rodrigo Pérez Kenchington, © Andrés Goñi,
© Andrés Goñi,

© Andrés Goñi, © Andrés Goñi, © Andrés Goñi, © Andrés Goñi, +36

  • Architect

    Rodrigo Pérez Kenchington
  • Location

    Olmué, Valparaiso Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Rodrigo Pérez Kenchington
  • Area

    138.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

The Driverless Future Challenge's Winning Entry Uses Plug-and-Play System to Reclaim Public Space for Pedestrians

12:00 - 22 July, 2017

Of the four finalists selected for Blank Space’s “Driverless Future Challenge”, which was announced last month, “Public Square” has emerged as the winning entry, with a plug-and-play scheme to transform New York’s public realm for its streets and pedestrians. Designed by FXFOWLE and Sam Schwartz Engineering, the proposal was selected by a panel of New York City commissioners, for its response to the competition brief with a flexible system that accommodates a variety of public space typologies, while creating a harmonious coexistence between pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles.

Courtesy of Blank Space Courtesy of Blank Space Courtesy of Blank Space Courtesy of Blank Space +17

These "Artificial Trees" Can Filter as Much Pollution From the Air as 275 Natural Trees

09:30 - 22 July, 2017
These "Artificial Trees" Can Filter as Much Pollution From the Air as 275 Natural Trees, Eight CityTrees in front of the Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany. Image © Green City Solutions
Eight CityTrees in front of the Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany. Image © Green City Solutions

Developed in Germany, the CityTree is a mobile structure that incorporates mosses and urban furniture to create a possible solution to the polluted air of urban centers.

Rectangular, trunkless and flat, this "tree" basically consists of a large vertical panel, a wall of mosses which, according to its creators, has the capacity to absorb the same amount of nitrogen dioxide and microscopic particles from the air as 275 natural trees.

Norvento Building / Francisco Mangado

09:00 - 22 July, 2017
Norvento Building / Francisco Mangado, © Juan Rodríguez
© Juan Rodríguez

© Juan Rodríguez © Juan Rodríguez © Juan Rodríguez © Juan Rodríguez +41

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lugo, Spain
  • Design Team

    Sergio Helguera I Jose M. Gastaldo I Luis Alves I Eduardo Ruiz I Angel Martinez I Paula Juango. arqs.
  • Area

    4020.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Artist Brings Striking Pop Surrealism To An Abandoned French Castle

08:00 - 22 July, 2017
Artist Brings Striking Pop Surrealism To An Abandoned French Castle, © Spencer Chopem Down
© Spencer Chopem Down

Okuda, the Spanish artist who has been converted into one of the biggest figures in pop surrealism, is continuing his artistic journey in France. After paying homage to the Mona Lisa in the façade of a 19 story building and designing a trampoline above the Seine River, the artist has now taken on the façade of the Valette Castle (1864) in Loiret, which has been abandoned since the 80’s. 

The work is titled “Skull in Mirror” and reactivates the Valette Castle whose history links France and Spain. In 1936, during the time of the Spanish Civil War, Republicans purchased the castle, where initially it housed children evacuated from conflict and then later, political exiles. In the 50’s, Spain, under Franco’s rule reclaimed it and used it for holiday camps. Two decades later, the castle was converted into a Spanish school and by 1986 was left abandoned. In 2002, it was acquired by the Pressigny-les-Pins council and a private company. 

Le Haut Perché / Studio Weave

05:00 - 22 July, 2017
Le Haut Perché / Studio Weave, © Yvan Detraz
© Yvan Detraz

© Yvan Detraz © Yvan Detraz © Yvan Detraz © Yvan Detraz +10