House in the Hill / Agustín Lozada

09:00 - 5 February, 2016
© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte +26

Miami Design District’s Museum Garage Will Feature a Façade by WORKac

08:00 - 5 February, 2016
Courtesy of The Miami Design District
Courtesy of The Miami Design District

The Miami Design District, a neighborhood dedicated to innovative art and architecture, has commissioned The Museum Garage to be built as a part of Phase III of development. Curated by Terrence Riley of K/R Architects, the garage will feature six different facades each designed by a different firm: Work Architecture Company (WORKac)J. Mayer H.Clavel Arquitectos; Nicolas Buffe; K/R, Keenen Rile; and Sagmesiter & Walsh. 

The facades will include a wall of recycled cars, a wall of traffic barriers repurposed as screens, a mural of cartoon characters mixed in with baroque details, a corner design of interlocking puzzle pieces, façade cutouts that serve as an “ant farm” which expose the activity inside, and a painting of a candle being burned at both ends.

Scheduled for completion this year, the garage will serve as a seven story mixed-use building with ground-floor retail and a garage for 800 vehicles.

Learn more about each of the facade designs after the break.

Winners Announced for Competition to Redevelop Two Modern Cinemas in Russia

06:00 - 5 February, 2016
Varshava / Spektrum Consortium + EMBT + A2OM. Image Courtesy of the Architectural Council of Moscow
Varshava / Spektrum Consortium + EMBT + A2OM. Image Courtesy of the Architectural Council of Moscow

Moscow’s Chief Architect Sergey Kuznetsov has announced the winners of the Open All-Russia Competition for a Concept of Redevelopment of two modernist cinema theaters: Varshava and Voskhod. An initiative of ADG Group, in collaboration with the Committee on Architecture and Urban Planning of Moscow City, the competition awarded one winner for the Voskhod theater, and two winners for the Varshava theater. The organizer of the competition is the agency for strategic development "CENTER."

Social Housing in Avenue de Saxe / ECDM

05:00 - 5 February, 2016
© Benoit Fougeirol
© Benoit Fougeirol

© Benoit Fougeirol © Benoit Fougeirol © Benoit Fougeirol © Benoit Fougeirol +20

London's Silver Forest Redefines the Concrete Jungle

04:00 - 5 February, 2016
The textured surface of the frieze changes according to ambient light, creating a perplexing effect in the image from day to night. Image Courtesy of Lynch Architects
The textured surface of the frieze changes according to ambient light, creating a perplexing effect in the image from day to night. Image Courtesy of Lynch Architects

A new type of greenery has arrived in central London. Placed along the western façade of Westminster City Hall, a sprawling concrete frieze in relief depicts shimmering nocturnal birch trees photographed in forests from Beijing to London. Created using emerging technology, the relief was rendered through the concrete casting of a photograph by artist Rut Blees Luxemburg, a photographic artist and a reader in Urban Aesthetics at London's Royal College of Art. The textured surface of the frieze changes according to ambient light, creating a perplexing effect in the image from day to night. 

Realized through a unique collaboration between artist Blees Luxemburg, London-based Lynch Architects and developer Land Securities as a part of a Kingsgate, Silver Forest completes the major urban regeneration project for London Victoria in its new home in a public square adjacent to Westminster City Hall.

Find out more about the interdisciplinary partnership formed for Silver Forest after the break.

Leszczynski Antoniny Manor Intervention / NA NO WO architekci

03:00 - 5 February, 2016
© Maciej Lulko
© Maciej Lulko

© Maciej Lulko © Maciej Lulko © Maciej Lulko © Maciej Lulko +30

Essex University Extension / Patel Taylor

02:00 - 5 February, 2016
© Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner

© Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner +28

People's Daily HQ / Architects and Engineers Associates of Southeast University

22:00 - 4 February, 2016
Courtesy of Architects and Engineers Associates of Southeast University
Courtesy of Architects and Engineers Associates of Southeast University
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jintai West Road No.2 Courtyard Building 6, Chaoyang, Beijing, China, 100026
  • Design Team

    QIAN Feng, ZHANG Li, ZHUANG Fang, KONG Hui, WANG Wei, ZHOU Wenxiang, YU Han, LI Meng, ZHAO Ran
  • Area

    88856.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Architects and Engineers Associates of Southeast University

Courtesy of Architects and Engineers Associates of Southeast University Courtesy of Architects and Engineers Associates of Southeast University Courtesy of Architects and Engineers Associates of Southeast University Courtesy of Architects and Engineers Associates of Southeast University +43

Lookup HQ / Bhumiputra Architecture

20:00 - 4 February, 2016
© Nimish Jain
© Nimish Jain

© Nimish Jain © Nimish Jain © Nimish Jain © Nimish Jain +20

Y7-house / Masahiko Sato

19:00 - 4 February, 2016
© Toshihisa Ishii
© Toshihisa Ishii

© Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii +23

Converted Warehouse in Fitzroy / Andrew Simpson Architects

17:00 - 4 February, 2016
© Shannon McGrath
© Shannon McGrath

© Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath +23

AMO Brings Prada's 2016 S/S Collection to Life with "Real Fantasies" Video

16:00 - 4 February, 2016

AMO has released the 16th edition of Prada Real Fantasies - a conceptual reinterpretation of the 2016 Spring/Summer Prada collection.

"AMO graphically reinterprets the Indefinite Hangar as a synthetic sunset fixed within a 3 dimensional blank space. The abstract hangar is populated with geometric objects and furniture. Characters move through a neutral scene between the undefined and distilled fragments of daily life. The horizon and scale constantly shifts, manipulating the frame and disrupting a linear sequence: an artificial landscape where fiction and collection collide," says the OMA research studio.  

Ladeira da Barroquinha / Metro Arquitetos Associados

15:00 - 4 February, 2016
© Ilana Bessler
© Ilana Bessler

© Ilana Bessler © Ilana Bessler © Ilana Bessler Before. Image Courtesy of Metro Arquitetos +33

BIG, Tschumi, MVRDV Among 15 Shortlisted for Hungary's Museum of Ethnography

14:00 - 4 February, 2016
Városliget (City Park). Image © Liget Budapest
Városliget (City Park). Image © Liget Budapest

Zaha Hadid, Coop Himmelb(l)au, and OMA are some of 15 major practices that have been shortlisted in the second (and final) stage of a competition to design the new Museum of Ethnography in Budapest. The building will be one of four new museums being built in Hungary's 200-year-old Városliget (City Park) as part of the Liget Budapest project, which includes SANAA's Ludwig Museum and Sou Fujimoto’s House of Hungarian Music.

"For the first time since the foundation of the Museum of Ethnography that is, for over 140 years now, it has become possible to permanently place the museum in a building worthy for the collection, to be built specifically for this function. In addition, the construction of the new building of the Museum of Ethnography will solve another more than half a century problem: by relocating the institution, the Kúria (former Ministry of Justice) building, recently housing the museum, can regain its original function," says Liget Budapest.

The 15 finalists include: 

Sonora Stadium / 3Arquitectura

13:00 - 4 February, 2016
Courtesy of Gobierno del Estado de Sonora
Courtesy of Gobierno del Estado de Sonora
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bulevar Luis Donaldo Colosio, Hermosillo, Son., Mexico
  • Project Area

    93624.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Cortesía de Gobierno del Estado de Sonora, Alexander Potiomkin, Javier Sandoval

Courtesy of Gobierno del Estado de Sonora Courtesy of Gobierno del Estado de Sonora Courtesy of Gobierno del Estado de Sonora © Alexander Potiomkin +16

Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Gottlieb Paludan to Design World's Largest Waste-to-Energy Plant in Shenzhen

12:30 - 4 February, 2016
Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and Gottlieb Paludan Architects
Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and Gottlieb Paludan Architects

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and Gottlieb Paludan Architects have won an international competition to design the world's largest waste-to-energy plant on the outskirts of Shenzhen, China. The new "Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plan will be capable of incinerating 5000 tonnes of waste per day - "one third of the waste generated by Shenzhen's 20 million inhabitants every year," according to the team. In addition to incinerating waste and generating power, the plant will serve as a place to teach residents about its purpose. 

The Architectural League Announces Emerging Voices of 2016

11:30 - 4 February, 2016
Box House / S-AR stación-ARquitectura + Comunidad Vivex. Image © Alejandro Cartagena
Box House / S-AR stación-ARquitectura + Comunidad Vivex. Image © Alejandro Cartagena

Eight practices from the US, Canada and Mexico have been selected to receive The Architectural League of New York’s 34th annual Emerging Voices award - one of the most coveted awards in North American architecture. Each recipient was selected for being a “distinct design voice” with the “potential to influence" disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism.

“The 2016 ‘Voices,’ each responding to distinct geographic sites and typologies, all compellingly address the relationship between architecture and place by resourcefully synthesizing programmatic invention with computational production and the craft of building,” said Program Director Anne Rieselbach. 

Auditorium Theatre of Llinars del Valles / Álvaro Siza Vieira + Aresta + G.O.P.

11:00 - 4 February, 2016
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +33