Salon Architects Design PARKOPERA Cultural Center for Antalya, Turkey

12:00 - 6 February, 2016
Courtesy of Salon Architects
Courtesy of Salon Architects

PARKOPERA, a cultural facility designed by Alper Derinboğaz of Salon Architects, is a center of attraction that will be situated between apartment buildings and within a neighborhood park in Antalya, Turkey. Through the development of both the building and the outdoor space around it, the center creates multiple opportunities for the community to come together and enjoy various cultural events.

Lacaton & Vassal and KieranTimberlake Named Among Metropolis Magazine's 2016 “Game Changers”

09:30 - 6 February, 2016

Metropolis has released their list of five design thinkers leading the world in innovation for their 2016 Game Changers issue. The Metropolis Game Changers issue was created in 2011 to showcase transformational changes that are national in scope, but global in impact, and can be awarded to individuals, firms, projects or ideas within the various spheres of design. Past nominees from the realm of architecture include Michael Maltzan, MASS Design Group, Edward Mazria, Vincent Scully, SOM’s Great Lake Century Project, and former SHoP Principal Vishaan Chakrabarti.

With two architectural firms, an architecture curator and a co-working space driving urban renewal all making the five-strong list, this year's Game Changers issue offers plenty of interest for architectural readers.

House PS / SoNo Arhitekti

09:00 - 6 February, 2016
© Aljoša Videtič
© Aljoša Videtič
  • Architects

  • Location

    Slovenia
  • Architects in Charge

    Edvard Blažko, Marko Volk, Nina Tešanović, Samo Radinja
  • Area

    230.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Aljoša Videtič

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Designs Unveiled for Two New Moscow Metro Stations

08:00 - 6 February, 2016
Timur Bashkayev Architectural Bureau. Image Courtesy of Strelka KB
Timur Bashkayev Architectural Bureau. Image Courtesy of Strelka KB

Strelka KB has announced two Russia-based design teams, Timur Bashkayev Architectural Bureau and BuroMoscow, as the winners of the design competition for two Moscow metro stations. The stations, Nizhniye Mnevnik and Terekhovo, are both located to the northwest of the capital. These two new stations, which include designs for an outdoor pavilion, a street underpass, a ticket booth and a street underpass, will extend the Moscow Metro network and are expected to be fully functioning in 2018.

New Ice Skating Hall / Herrmann + Bosch Architekten

05:00 - 6 February, 2016
© Ralf-Dieter Bischoff, Nürnberg
© Ralf-Dieter Bischoff, Nürnberg

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House in Slate / RS+

02:00 - 6 February, 2016
© Tomasz Zakrzewski
© Tomasz Zakrzewski

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Isemachi Public Toilet / Kubo Tsushima Architects

22:00 - 5 February, 2016
Courtesy of Kubo Tsushima Architects
Courtesy of Kubo Tsushima Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Isemachi, Nakanojo, Agatsuma District, Gunma Prefecture 377-0423, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Hideaki Kubo+Yumi Tsushima
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Kubo Tsushima Architects

Courtesy of Kubo Tsushima Architects Courtesy of Kubo Tsushima Architects Courtesy of Kubo Tsushima Architects Courtesy of Kubo Tsushima Architects +12

Chokchai 4 House / Archimontage Design Fields Sophisticated

20:00 - 5 February, 2016
© Baan Lae Suan
© Baan Lae Suan

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Call for Entries: A’ Design Award - Architecture, Interior Design, Furniture, Lighting and Building Materials

19:30 - 5 February, 2016

A’ Design Award has once again launched its call for entries for Architectural Projects, Interior Design Work, Furniture Designs, Innovative Lighting Products and Building Materials. Everything related to architecture and design, including but not limited to new products, real estate, construction projects and even machinery can be submitted for awards consideration.

Office Lobby / 4N design architects

19:00 - 5 February, 2016
© James G. of Hollywood Studio
© James G. of Hollywood Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tai Po Road (Tai Wai) & Shing Wan Rd, Tai Wai, Hong Kong
  • Designers

    Sinner Sin and Danny Ng
  • Area

    8000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    James G. of Hollywood Studio

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Porto Light Experience / FAHR 021.3

17:00 - 5 February, 2016

Apply Now to TED Residency

16:00 - 5 February, 2016
© TED
© TED

Could you be one of TED's first Residents? TED is offering a new space in their New York SoHo headquarters for a brand-new program: TED Residency. Searching for creative individuals who believe their work deserves more exposure and can benefit from interdisciplinary interactions, the TED team will give each resident a chance to develop their idea for four months with the support of their team. If chosen, you will be provided an office space, technical assistance, and an opportunity to present your idea in the TED theater.

Submissions are due February 24. This year's residency program will run from April 1 to July 31. Apply here!

Daniels Lane / Blaze Makoid Architecture

15:00 - 5 February, 2016
© Marc Bryan Brown
© Marc Bryan Brown

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Foster to Break Ground on Norton Museum Expansion in Florida

14:00 - 5 February, 2016
© Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

UPDATE: Foster + Partners Norton Museum of Art expansion will official break ground tomorrow, February 6, following the Norton's annual Gala celebrating its 75th anniversary. The project, which will transform the museum's West Wing, increase gallery space by 35 percent and add a new auditorium, great hall and education space to the building, is expected to complete in 2018. A new sculpture garden and additional green space will also be integrated into the new scheme. 

Foster + Partners has unveiled plans that would double the gallery space at the historic Norton Museum of Art in Florida's West Palm Beach. By constructing three “bold” new pavilions beneath a single “shimmering” roof, Foster promises to restore the museum’s original elegance, strengthening its role within the surrounding community and provide the framework for future growth. 

Backyard BI(h)OME / Kevin Daly Architects

13:00 - 5 February, 2016
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© Nico Marques / Photekt

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6 Firms Highlighted as New York's "Promising" New Practices

12:30 - 5 February, 2016
Zone 14 Canopy / Taller KEN. Image © Andres Asturias
Zone 14 Canopy / Taller KEN. Image © Andres Asturias

The American Institute of Architects New York Chapter has named six firms as the recipients of its New Practices New York 2016 award. Under this year's theme of "Prospect," the winners were selected for having "leveraged multiple aspects of the architecture profession, utilizing unique and innovative strategies, both in the projects and the practices they have started." 

The six "promising and pioneering firms" are...

Casa Gate / Pedro Oliveira

11:00 - 5 February, 2016

How Minecraft is Inspiring the Next Generation of Young Architects

09:30 - 5 February, 2016
Courtesy of BlockWorks
Courtesy of BlockWorks

For many architects, an obsession with design came at a very young age - often, an architectural career begins with toys such as wooden blocks or that old classic, LEGO. In recent years though, a new contender has emerged to inspire young architectural minds: Minecraft. In this article, originally published on Autodesk's Line//Shape//Space publication as "Minecraft Architecture: What Architects Can Learn From a Video Game," Kim A O'Connell looks into the growing influence of Minecraft in architectural design and education, including the growing presence of the global "Blockworks" team.

Since it burst onto the gaming scene in 2009, Minecraft has become one of the world’s most popular video games—so much so that Microsoft bought the game and its parent company for a whopping $2.5 billion in 2014.

Today, the world-building platform has also garnered the attention of architects and designers. Could a video game actually change the way architecture is taught and practiced?

Built as an entry to the Planet Minecraft “Industrial Revolution” competition, the BlockWorks team was able to show their work process in the form of a Minecraft build. Image Courtesy of BlockWorks Built for the Planet Minecraft “Underwater Wonderland Contest,” the Faberzhe Palace blends fantasy and Slavic architectural styles. Image Courtesy of BlockWorks A Neverland-themed build. Image Courtesy of BlockWorks Asked by the Guardian newspaper “to build a modern vision of urban living in a clean and sustainable city in Minecraft,” BlockWorks created Climate Hope City using existing green technologies and prototypes for a sustainable design that is also achievable. Image Courtesy of BlockWorks +6