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Margaret Court Arena Redevelopment / NH Architecture + Populous

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2628 Sister House / Pranala Associates

  • Architects: Pranala Associates
  • Location: Bandung, Bandung City, West Java, Indonesia
  • Architects In Charge: Ronald Pallencaoe, Erick Laurentius
  • Contractor: Bambang Wijono
  • Area: 597.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Hamdan Hidayat, M. Ifran Nurdin

© Hamdan Hidayat © Hamdan Hidayat © Hamdan Hidayat © Hamdan Hidayat

Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health Launch Event and Reception

If you are interested in the nexus between health, design, and the urban setting, join researchers, policymakers, practitioners, designers and others for an evening of dynamic, diverse presentations, conversations, and drinks to celebrate the launch of this exciting new initiative.

Student Led Interprofessional Health Clinic / Woods Bagot

  • Interior Designers: Woods Bagot
  • Location: Victoria University, Ballarat Road, Footscray VIC 3011, Australia
  • Design Team: Bruno Mendes, Chris Free, David Ley, Emma-Louise Hannigan, Jo Dane, Matt Si, Melissa Blandford, Olda Kurdiovsky, Richard Galloway, Sarah Ball
  • Photographs: Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts

ODA Unveils Plans for Brooklyn Bridge Park Residential Towers

Details have been released on a new residential project designed by ODA Architecture at Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York. Occupying two waterfront sites in the Pier 6 uplands development area, the project will include two10,000-square-foot buildings focused on affordable housing, community development and preserving the surrounding parkland.

Xadrez Apartment / UMA Collective

  • Architects: UMA Collective
  • Location: Beco Xadrez, 1300-011 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Architect In Charge: Jónatas Lareiro, Rui Cruz
  • Area: 50.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Rui Cruz, UMA Collective

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Paris Approves Plans to Build Herzog & de Meuron's "Triangle Tower"

Paris has approved its first tower in over 40 years; the city council has agreed to move forward with Herzog & de Meuron's 180-meter-tall "Triangle Tower" - or "Tour Triangle" - after initially rejecting the proposal last year. The controversial plans have been the center of an intense debate since its unveiling in 2008 on whether or not Paris should preserve its 19-century skyline. 

As Gizmodo reports, the Swiss architects sold the tower to the city by claiming its glass facade will "disappear" into the skyline.

“Almost everything the architects say has one message: This building is invisible,” as Foreign Policy pointed out last year. “As if to reinforce this strange duality, the renderings omit Paris’s one true existing skyscraper: the wildly unpopular Tour Montparnasse, built in 1973.”


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Daniel Libeskind to be CNN Style's First Guest Editor

Daniel Libeskind will be joining CNN for a month-long editorship that will explore the "interplay between architecture and emotion." As CNN reports, CNN Style is a "new international destination for cosmopolitan, global audiences" that will kickstart with Libeskind's architecture series this July.

How Newlight Technologies Creates a Plastic From Air and Greenhouse Gases

The 20th century was an era of unbelievable change, with more revolutionary ideas and scientific developments than perhaps any era before it. But among the many developments in the material sciences, one stands as perhaps the most revolutionary: plastics. An experimental group of materials at the turn of the century, artificial plastics are so ubiquitous now that it's almost impossible to imagine life without them.

However, in the 21st century plastics have gained a bad reputation; commonly produced from oil, plastics are a non-renewable resource and, after spending decades or even centuries polluting our environment, most plastics will eventually degrade to release their carbon into the atmosphere. Recycling plastic will go some way to slow this problem, but with so many modern products relying on plastic - and our tendency toward increasing consumption showing no signs of slowing - recycling can only do so much.

But what if there was a way to use plastics to actually reverse the release of greenhouse gases? That's exactly what Newlight Technologies is attempting to do with their carbon-negative plastic, AirCarbon.

The Clouds Observatory / Carolina González Vives

  • Architects: Carolina González Vives
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Architect In Charge: Carolina González Vives (Ojo de Pez Arquitectura)
  • Context: Design exhibition Casa Decor 2015
  • Photographs: Nacho Uribe Salazar

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Why Google Makes Independent Mapmakers as Important as Ever

For most of history, mapmaking has been an incredibly specialized pursuit, the domain of either intrepid explorers or highly skilled cartographers, and the resulting maps were some of society's most important repositories of information. In the 21st century, internet-age services such as Google and Wikipedia have made this system largely obsolete - but that doesn't necessarily mean that mapmaking is dead. In this article from Architecture Boston's Summer 2015 issue, originally titled "Redrawing the Map," William Rankin argues that our age of information has instead sparked a new age of cartography; one that is different, but just as important as what came before.

Given the proliferation of GPS devices and interactive mapping online, it’s easy to declare the traditional map obsolete. Intuitive turn-by-turn directions have replaced road atlases, Google has upgraded the static map with everything from real-time traffic to restaurant reviews, and Wikipedia has taken the place of the hefty geography textbook. Is there any hope for a cartophile? Will the stand-alone map, lovingly produced and custom designed, be only a niche product for rich collectors and Luddites?

House in Quinta da Baroneza / Candida Tabet Arquitetura

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Open Call: AIA Look Up Film Challenge

As a part of its #ILookUp campaign, the American Institute of Architects has announced its Look Up Film Challenge, a competition that invites filmmakers and architects to collaborate on a short film that illuminates how architecture enriches our lives and our communities.

Studio 015 Paola Viganò Wins Competition to Masterplan Rome's Progetto Flaminio District

CDP Investimenti has selected Studio 015 Paola Viganò as the winner of the Progetto Flaminio International Design Competition to master plan a new district surrounding the City of Science in Rome. After launching the competition in December 2014, CDP Investimenti Sgr and the Municipal Government received over 240 entries. Of those, six teams were shortlisted and given 24,000 euros each to develop and submit their final proposals. Learn more about the winning proposal after the break.

Apartment Pujades11 / Miel Arquitectos + Studio P10

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