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Perkins+Will Designs Miami Beach 'Glass Prism'

12:00 - 24 July, 2016
Perkins+Will Designs Miami Beach 'Glass Prism', © Perkins+Will
© Perkins+Will

The Miami office of Perkins+Will has unveiled the designs for 1212 Lincoln Road, a five-story mixed-use structure at the corner of Alton Road and the internationally renowned Lincoln Road Mall in Miami Beach.

The complex, which will span 140,000 square feet excluding parking, will feature 100 boutique hotel units, a European-style market, high-end retail space, as well as 450 parking spaces. The Market portion of the complex will contain fresh produce, as well as a variety of exotic eateries.

IA House / alarciaferrer arquitectos

11:00 - 24 July, 2016
IA House / alarciaferrer arquitectos, © Emilia Sierra Guzman
© Emilia Sierra Guzman

© Emilia Sierra Guzman © Emilia Sierra Guzman © Emilia Sierra Guzman © Emilia Sierra Guzman +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    La Calera, Córdoba, Argentina
  • Author Architects

    Joaquin Alarcia, Federico Ferrer
  • Structural Engineer

    German Sarboraria
  • Area

    125.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

10 Steps to Simplify Your Firm's Transition to BIM

09:30 - 24 July, 2016
10 Steps to Simplify Your Firm's Transition to BIM, OHSU/PSU/OSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building by SERA Architects and CO Architects. Image © SERA Architects
OHSU/PSU/OSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building by SERA Architects and CO Architects. Image © SERA Architects

So you’re convinced that BIM will be a good addition to your firm. Unlike more conventional CAD, BIM is composed of intelligent 3D models which make critical design and construction processes such as coordination, communication, and collaboration much easier and faster. However, for these reasons BIM is also seen by many as a more complicated software with a steep learning curve, with the potential to take a large chunk out of a firm’s operating budget during the transition period. So how do you actually transition an entire firm’s process to BIM? Here are ten steps to guide you on your way.

Tymianek Family Cafe / mode:lina architekci

09:00 - 24 July, 2016
Tymianek Family Cafe / mode:lina architekci , © Marcin Ratajczak
© Marcin Ratajczak

© Marcin Ratajczak © Marcin Ratajczak © Marcin Ratajczak © Marcin Ratajczak +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Katowicka 81C, 61-131 Poznań, Poland
  • Architect in Charge

    Paweł Garus & Jerzy Woźniak
  • Project team

    Paweł Garus, Jerzy Woźniak, Kinga Kin, Małgorzata Szymańska
  • Area

    85.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Video: Adjaye Brothers Discuss Their Upcoming Vinyl Collaboration

08:00 - 24 July, 2016

The Spaces has recently released a short film in which architect David Adjaye and his musician brother Peter Adjaye discuss their upcoming vinyl collaboration, which fuses music and architecture together to represent a multi-sensory experience.

In the film, the Adjaye brothers delve into several topics, like explaining their inspirations, David’s early ambitions as a DJ, and their upcoming soundtrack for the soon-to-be-opened National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.

Hospital Complex Broussais / a+ samueldelmas

05:00 - 24 July, 2016
Hospital Complex Broussais  / a+ samueldelmas, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Frédéric Gémonet © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +20

Swimming Pool in Luzhniki / Ka-Buro

02:00 - 24 July, 2016
Swimming Pool in Luzhniki  / Ka-Buro, Courtesy of Ka-Buro
Courtesy of Ka-Buro

Courtesy of Ka-Buro Courtesy of Ka-Buro Courtesy of Ka-Buro Courtesy of Ka-Buro +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Area

    520.8 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Ka-Buro

Rippling Box | Huishan Transportation Center / YES Atelier

20:00 - 23 July, 2016
Rippling Box | Huishan Transportation Center / YES Atelier, © Hu Yijie
© Hu Yijie

© Hu Yijie © Hu Yijie © Hu Yijie © Hu Yijie +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wuxi, Jiangsu, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Zhang Yu
  • Design Team

    Yu Bin, Zhang Jin, Liu Rongwei
  • Design Director

    Yang Zheng
  • Area

    7000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Video: The Pool - The Australian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture

16:00 - 23 July, 2016

In this interview, presented in collaboration with PLANE—SITE, the creative directors of the Australian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale discuss the motivation and execution of their design, "The Pool." In the short clip, Amelia Holliday, Isabelle Toland and Michelle Tabet provide insight into the cultural relevance of the pool within the Australian built environment and the emotional reactions they hoped to invoke in visitors. They explain the way these ideals are translated into the physical pavilion, which was intended to replicate "a place where people of different ages and backgrounds and abilities can all come together and be part of something."

Rolka Studio Fuses Music and Nature in Winning Conservatory Design

14:00 - 23 July, 2016
Rolka Studio Fuses Music and Nature in Winning Conservatory Design , Courtesy of Rolka Studio
Courtesy of Rolka Studio

Rolka Studio have unveiled their winning proposal for the Mevaseret Zion Conservatory in Israel. A joint venture of the local council of Mevaseret Zion, the Israeli Architects Association and the Musicon Association, the competition sought a design that integrated the urban and natural borders of the site with the unique musical program. The judges commented that it was Rolka Studios' interrogation of the "relationship between the creator and nature, between performance and landscape, sound and topography" that made their proposal stand out from the 85 entries. 

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House S / Ideaa Architectures

13:00 - 23 July, 2016
House S  / Ideaa Architectures, © Alain-Marc Oberlé
© Alain-Marc Oberlé

© Alain-Marc Oberlé © Alain-Marc Oberlé © Alain-Marc Oberlé © Alain-Marc Oberlé +37

"DIY For Architects": This Parametric Brick Facade Was Built Using Traditional Craft Techniques

12:00 - 23 July, 2016
"DIY For Architects": This Parametric Brick Facade Was Built Using Traditional Craft Techniques, Courtesy of Sstudiomm
Courtesy of Sstudiomm

With their latest facade construction, Iranian architecture firm Sstudiomm explores the potential that brick can offer by utilizing parametric architecture. Instead of relying on unique construction elements for assembly on-site at a later date, in their new project (called, in full, "Negative Precision. On-Site Fabrication of a Parametric Brick Facade // A DIY for Architects") the firm considers how a simple mass-produced element like the brick can be assembled in unique ways by taking advantage of digital technology. While firms like Gramazio Kohler have already developed industrial methods of assembling brickwork following parametric designs, Sstudiomm aims for a more lo-fi approach, creating parametric brick walls using little more than the traditional construction methods found in Iran and a dose of ingenuity.

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This Brooklyn Theater Renovation Shows You Don't Have to Choose Between Heritage and Sustainability

09:30 - 23 July, 2016
This Brooklyn Theater Renovation Shows You Don't Have to Choose Between Heritage and Sustainability, The exterior view of St. Ann’s Warehouse theater. Image Courtesy of Charcoalblue
The exterior view of St. Ann’s Warehouse theater. Image Courtesy of Charcoalblue

This article was originally published on Autodesk's Line//Shape//Space publication as "Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings: Why a Theater Company Chose Resurrection (Not Demolition)."

For a ruined Civil War-era warehouse in Brooklyn, there may have been no better organization than an avant-garde theater group to think creatively about its future.

Situated in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge in the popular Dumbo neighborhood, the 1860 tobacco warehouse was crumbling and forgotten when St. Ann’s, a 36-year-old theater company that began life in another Brooklyn church, sought to renovate it for its first permanent home. Attaining energy efficiency in historic buildings is not just possible—it can be the most sustainable and aesthetic choice.

St. Ann’s, led by artistic director Susan Feldman, hired a building team that included Marvel ArchitectsBuroHappold Engineering; and Charcoalblue, a theater, lighting, and acoustics consultancy. The resulting 25,000-square-foot complex, St. Ann’s Warehouse, includes two versatile and changeable performance spaces, lobby and event areas, and a triangular garden (designed by landscape architects Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates).

The Milkshake Tree / pH+

09:00 - 23 July, 2016
The Milkshake Tree  / pH+, © Paul Raftery
© Paul Raftery

© Paul Raftery © Paul Raftery © Paul Raftery Courtesy of pH+ +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    United Kingdom, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0ES, UK
  • Area

    35.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Spotlight: Richard Rogers

08:00 - 23 July, 2016
Spotlight: Richard Rogers, Centre Georges Pompidou / Richard Rogers + Renzo Piano. Image © Flickr user dalbera licensed under CC BY 2.0
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 among the most innovative and distinctive architects of a generation. Rogers made his name in the 70s 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.

Spotlight: Geoffrey Bawa

06:00 - 23 July, 2016
Spotlight: Geoffrey Bawa, 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 by the government of Sri Lanka for his contributions to his country.

TYS Ikituuri Apartments / Sigge Arkkitehdit Oy

05:00 - 23 July, 2016
TYS Ikituuri Apartments  / Sigge Arkkitehdit Oy, © Vesa Loikas
© Vesa Loikas

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Spotlight: Arata Isozaki

04:00 - 23 July, 2016
Spotlight: Arata Isozaki, ALLIANZ Tower / Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei. Image © Alessandra Chemollo
ALLIANZ Tower / Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei. Image © Alessandra Chemollo

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.