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Chef's Condominium Renovation / FATTSTUDIO

19:00 - 22 June, 2016
Chef's Condominium Renovation / FATTSTUDIO, © Ketsiree Wongwan and Tinnaphop Chawatin
© Ketsiree Wongwan and Tinnaphop Chawatin

© Ketsiree Wongwan and Tinnaphop Chawatin © Ketsiree Wongwan and Tinnaphop Chawatin © Ketsiree Wongwan and Tinnaphop Chawatin © Ketsiree Wongwan and Tinnaphop Chawatin +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Charoen Krung Rd, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand
  • Director in Charge

    Supanna Chanpensri
  • Design Team

    Wattikon Kosonkit, Gultida Maneewong
  • Area

    180.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

TRAYS / Naf Architect & Design

17:00 - 22 June, 2016
TRAYS / Naf Architect & Design, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects in Charge

    Akio Nakasa (Principal Architect) , Teppei Amano
  • Area

    396.44 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

CTBUH Names Winners of 2016 Tall Building Awards

16:15 - 22 June, 2016
CTBUH Names Winners of 2016 Tall Building Awards, Courtesy of The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Courtesy of The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

The Council on Tall Building and Urban Habitat have announced the winners of the 15th edition of the CTBUH Tall Building Awards. From over 100 submissions, the best buildings from four regions – the Americas, Asia & Australasia, Europe and Middle East & Africa – were selected, along with recipients of the Urban Habitat Award, the Innovation Award, the Performance Award and the 10 Year Award. The CTBUH will pick a global winner from the regional selections later this year.

The towers were chosen by a panel of architects from world-renowned firms and were judged on every aspect of performance, looking in particular for “those that have the greatest positive impact on the individuals who use these buildings and the cities they inhabit.”

Read on for the list of winners.

Sonora 113 / Iñaki Echeverría

15:00 - 22 June, 2016
Sonora 113 / Iñaki Echeverría , © Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Av Sonora 113, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
  • Design Director

    Iñaki Echeverría
  • Design Team

    Iván Parra, Josué Lee, Carolina Ayala, Guillermo López, Israel Meneses, Janisse Cruz, Jimena Castañeda, Jesús Santillán, Jorge Durán, Mario Espinoza, Osvaldo Estrada, Roberto Fuerte, Rogelio Rodriguez, Xochitl Zuñiga
  • Area

    406.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

An MVRDV-Designed Library Tops Out in Tianjin

13:30 - 22 June, 2016
An MVRDV-Designed Library Tops Out in Tianjin, Courtesy of MVRDV
Courtesy of MVRDV

An MVRDV-designed library in Tianjin has topped out as part of the city’s Binhai Cultural Centre. The 34,200 square meter (370,000 square foot) building will join four other cultural institutions designed by Bernard Tschumi Architects, Bing Thom Architects, HH Design, and GMP – creating “cultural corridors” – that are part of a GMP-designed masterplan. The library program includes educational facilities, service spaces, book storage, archives, computer rooms, audio rooms, an auditorium, lounge areas, meeting rooms, offices, general reading areas, and those designed specifically for children and the elderly. Tianjin Binhai Library has been designed by MVRDV in collaboration with the TIanjin Urban Planning and Design Institute (TUPDI).

Courtesy of MVRDV Courtesy of MVRDV Courtesy of MVRDV Courtesy of MVRDV +16

Loft Renovation in 'El Cabañal' / AMBAU TALLER D’ARQUITECTES

13:00 - 22 June, 2016
 Loft Renovation in 'El Cabañal'  / AMBAU TALLER D’ARQUITECTES, © Germán Cabo
© Germán Cabo

© Germán Cabo © Germán Cabo © Germán Cabo © Germán Cabo +13

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Selected to Design Viewing Pavilion at Greenland’s Icefjord

12:00 - 22 June, 2016
Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Selected to Design Viewing Pavilion at Greenland’s Icefjord, © Mir
© Mir

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter have been selected as the winners of an international competition to design The Icefjord Centre in the UNESCO-protected area of Ilulissat, Greenland. Beating out proposals from leading architects including Snøhetta, Studio Other SpacesRintala Eggertsson Architects and Kengo Kuma and Associates, the new pavilion will serve as an exhibition and gathering space for locals, tourists and researchers alike.

© Mir © Mir Courtesy of Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter © Mir +8

Spotlight: Alison and Peter Smithson

11:31 - 22 June, 2016
Spotlight: Alison and Peter Smithson, The Economist Building. Image © Flickr user seier licensed under CC BY 2.0
The Economist Building. Image © Flickr user seier licensed under CC BY 2.0

Wife and husband pair Alison (22 June 1928 – 16 August 1993) and Peter Smithson (18 September 1923 – 3 March 2003) formed a partnership that led British Brutalism through the latter half of the twentieth century. Beginning with a vocabulary of stripped down modernism, the pair were among the first to question and challenge modernist approaches to design and urban planning. Instead, they helped evolve the style into what became Brutalism, becoming proponents of the "streets in the sky" approach to housing.

Public Safety Answering Center II / SOM

11:00 - 22 June, 2016
Public Safety Answering Center II / SOM, © Lester Ali
© Lester Ali

© Lester Ali © Lester Ali © Lester Ali Render +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bronx County, NY, USA
  • Area

    450000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Quadratura Circuli Aim to Revive Russian Religious Architecture with Cultural Center in Reykjavik

10:30 - 22 June, 2016
Quadratura Circuli Aim to Revive Russian Religious Architecture with Cultural Center in Reykjavik, Courtesy of Cuadratura Circuli
Courtesy of Cuadratura Circuli

Religious architecture in Russia, arguably, remains backward-looking. With the Soviet Union’s anti-religious stance in the 20th century, religious architecture found little opportunity to grow. Russian architect, Philip Yakubchuk argues that only recently has religious Russian architecture begun “learning to walk again” as it discovers its once-rich history. Quadratura Circuli, a trio of young Russian designers Daniil Makarov, Ivan Zemlyakov, and Yakubchuk, are eager to move beyond the image of St Basil’s Cathedral—seeking to revitalize and create a new image of Russian religious architecture for the 21st century.

The group’s Latin name translates to “Squaring the Circle” which is a metaphor used to describe a task that is believed to be impossible—a striking name for a group dedicated entirely to “designing temples for the people of today.” However, with their proposal for a Russian Orthodox Cultural Center in Reykjavik, Iceland, Cuadratura Circuli demonstrates that it is not impossible to link the art of the past and the culture of the present.

Courtesy of Cuadratura Circuli Courtesy of Cuadratura Circuli Courtesy of Cuadratura Circuli Courtesy of Cuadratura Circuli +10

Cerrado House / Vazio S/A


09:00 - 22 June, 2016
Cerrado House / Vazio S/A
, © Gabriel Castro
© Gabriel Castro

© Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro © Silvio Todeschi © Gabriel Castro +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moeda, Moeda - MG, Brazil
  • Design Team

    Carlos M Teixeira, Leonardo Rodrigues (collab. arch.), Daila Araújo (collab. arch.), Frederico Almeida (collab. arch.)
  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Perkins+Will Design New Sports Therapy and Research Center for The Dallas Cowboys

08:00 - 22 June, 2016
Perkins+Will Design New Sports Therapy and Research Center for The Dallas Cowboys , Elevational View. Image Courtesy of Perkins+Will
Elevational View. Image Courtesy of Perkins+Will

Perkins+Will designed a sports therapy and research centre for a new collaboration between the Dallas Cowboys and healthcare provider Baylor Scott & White. To sit within the Cowboy's new 91-acre campus, the mixed-use medical facility will provide necessary care and training facilities to athletes of all levels, including the Dallas Cowboys themselves.

Spotlight: Alejandro Aravena

06:00 - 22 June, 2016
Spotlight: Alejandro Aravena, Innovation Center UC - Anacleto Angelini. Image © Nico Saieh
Innovation Center UC - Anacleto Angelini. Image © Nico Saieh

As founder of the “Do Tank” firm ELEMENTAL, Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena (born on June 22, 1967) is perhaps the most socially engaged architect to receive the Pritzker Prize. Far from the usual aesthetic-driven approach, Aravena explains that “We don’t think of ourselves as artists. Architects like to build things that are unique. But if something is unique it can’t be repeated, so in terms of it serving many people in many places, the value is close to zero.” [1] For Aravena, the architect’s primary goal is to improve people's way of life by assessing both social needs and human desires, as well as political, economic and environmental issues.

House of Culture / KÜHNLEIN Architektur

05:00 - 22 June, 2016
House of Culture / KÜHNLEIN Architektur, © Erich Spahn
© Erich Spahn

© Erich Spahn © Erich Spahn © Erich Spahn © Erich Spahn +27

A Soviet Utopia: Constructivism in Yekaterinburg

04:00 - 22 June, 2016
A Soviet Utopia: Constructivism in Yekaterinburg, Chekist Town (1929-1936). Image © Fyodor Telkov
Chekist Town (1929-1936). Image © Fyodor Telkov

Developed early on in the Soviet era, and fully subordinate to Soviet ideology, the Constructivist movement was intended to form the foundations of a brave new world. The introduction of the Five-Year Plans coincided with the time when Constructivism was adopted as the official architectural style in the USSR. These circumstances allowed many architects to implement daring projects across the entire Soviet Union, and the Urals became one of the biggest magnets.

In this article—written by Sasha Zagryazhsky, translated by Philipp Kachalin and with photographs by Fyodor Telkov—you can take a virtual tour of fourteen of Yekaterinburg's most significant Soviet Constructivist buildings.

Soyuzkhleb (1928-1929). Image © Fyodor Telkov General Post Office (1929-1934). Image © Fyodor Telkov Uraloblsovnarkhoz Dormitory (1930-1933). Image © Fyodor Telkov Chekist Town (1929-1936). Image © Fyodor Telkov +17

Hackney New School / Henley Halebrown Rorrison Architects

03:00 - 22 June, 2016
Hackney New School  / Henley Halebrown Rorrison Architects, © David Grandorge
© David Grandorge

© David Grandorge © David Grandorge © David Grandorge © David Grandorge +29

  • Architects

    Henley Halebrown Rorrison, HHbR
  • Location

    Kingsland Rd, London, UK
  • Project Architect

    Noel Cash
  • Area

    5500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

MeCri Museum Extension / Studio Inches Architettura

02:00 - 22 June, 2016
MeCri Museum Extension  / Studio Inches Architettura, © Simone Bossi
© Simone Bossi

© Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Minusio, Switzerland
  • Design Team

    Matteo Inches, Nastasja Geleta, Tommaso Pareschi, Marija Urbaite
  • Area

    53.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

B-one / Cadence Architects

22:00 - 21 June, 2016
B-one  / Cadence Architects, © Sergio Ghetti
© Sergio Ghetti

© Sergio Ghetti © Sergio Ghetti © Sergio Ghetti © Sergio Ghetti +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
  • Structural Consultant

    S & S
  • Landscape Consultant

    3Fold Design
  • Area

    5700.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs