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Drawing of the Year 2016

04:30 - 28 September, 2016
Drawing of the Year 2016

Aarhus School of Architecture, schmidt hammer lassen architects, VOLA, and Danish Arts Foundation proudly announce the fourth joint venture competition Drawing of the Year 2016. This year’s theme is Habitation.

AD Classics: Museo de Arte de Ponce / Edward Durell Stone

04:00 - 28 September, 2016
AD Classics: Museo de Arte de Ponce / Edward Durell Stone, © Mary Ann Sullivan
© Mary Ann Sullivan

Among the dignitaries in attendance at the dedication ceremony of the Museo de Arte de Ponce (MAP) in Puerto Rico was Roberto Sánchez Vilella. In his capacity as Governor of the island, he gave a tongue-in-cheek speech[1] directed at his political opponent and founder of the museum, Luis A. Ferré:

I feel that I have contributed, in my small way, to the building of this museum. Had I not defeated Luis Ferré in the election, he would not have had sufficient leisure time to devote to this cultural project.

© Mary Ann Sullivan © Mary Ann Sullivan © Mary Ann Sullivan © Mary Ann Sullivan +15

La Pinada House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

03:00 - 28 September, 2016
La Pinada House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +57

Footbridge, Shelter and Bench on Straník Hill / 2021+LABAK

02:00 - 28 September, 2016
Footbridge, Shelter and Bench on Straník Hill / 2021+LABAK , © Jana Makroczy
© Jana Makroczy

© Jana Makroczy © Jana Makroczy © Jana Makroczy © Jana Makroczy +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stranik, 010 03 Žilina, Slovakia
  • Area

    227.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Central Canteen of Tsinghua University / SUP Atelier + School of Architecture Tsinghua University

22:00 - 27 September, 2016
 Central Canteen of Tsinghua University / SUP Atelier + School of Architecture Tsinghua University , © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi +58

  • Architects

  • Location

    Qing Hua Da Xue, Haidian Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100084
  • Architect in Charge

    Yehao Song
  • Project Architects

    Yehao Song, Jingfen Sun, Dan Xie , Xiaojuan Chen, Lina Wang, Xiaolong Zhang
  • Area

    21000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Siam Discovery / Nendo

20:00 - 27 September, 2016
Siam Discovery / Nendo, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +44

  • Architects

  • Location

    Thailand
  • Area

    40000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Artisan House / Morphogenesis

19:00 - 27 September, 2016
Artisan House  / Morphogenesis, © Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner

© Jatinder Marwaha © Edmund Sumner © Jatinder Marwaha © Edmund Sumner +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Delhi, India
  • Design Team

    Sonali Rastogi, Neelu Dhar, Harleen Singh, Aditya Yadav, Anika Mittal, Elis Mendoza, Prairna Gupta, Silambarasan G
  • Area

    29800.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

The Kite / Architecture Architecture

17:00 - 27 September, 2016
The Kite / Architecture Architecture , © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +19

Foster + Partners, Knight Architects Among 5 Firms Shortlisted for Ipswich Crossings Competition

16:10 - 27 September, 2016

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Competitions has announced a shortlist of 5 teams in the competition for the Upper Orwell Crossings Project in Ipswich, England. The project brief consists of 3 new bridges spanning the Upper Orwell River that will enable the redevelopment and regeneration of several districts of Ipswich, as well as relieve congestion and improve connectivity for multiple forms of transportation.

Zorgvlied Crematorion / GROUP A

15:00 - 27 September, 2016
Zorgvlied Crematorion / GROUP A, © Digidaan
© Digidaan

© Digidaan © Digidaan © Digidaan © Digidaan +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsteldijk 273, 1079 LL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Team

    Maarten van Bremen, Jos Overmars, Folkert van Hagen, Adam Visser
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Video: President Obama Inaugurates the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

14:20 - 27 September, 2016
© Darren Bradley
© Darren Bradley

“What we can see of this building, the towering glass, the artistry of the metalwork, is surely a sight to behold.”

These were the words spoken by President Barack Obama as he inaugurated the most recent addition to the National Mall in Washington D.C., the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, this past weekend. The opening ceremonies featured musical performances and celebrations, as well as a look at the museum’s place in American history.

“This national museum helps to tell a richer and fuller story of who we are,” said Obama. “It helps us better understand the lives, yes, of the president but also the slave, the industrialist but also the porter, the keeper of the status quo but also the activist seeking to overthrow that status quo.”

C17 House / XXStudio

13:00 - 27 September, 2016
C17 House / XXStudio, © 21estudio + XXStudio
© 21estudio + XXStudio

© 21estudio + XXStudio © 21estudio + XXStudio © 21estudio + XXStudio © 21estudio + XXStudio +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Quintas Del Tamarindo 2, Villa Del Rosario, Norte de Santander, Colombia
  • Architect in Charge

    Balmor Pereira
  • Associated Architects

    21estudio; Fabián Mena, Pablo Torres
  • Area

    382.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Richard Meier & Partners Designs Waterfront Mixed-Use Building in Hamburg

12:20 - 27 September, 2016
Richard Meier & Partners Designs Waterfront Mixed-Use Building in Hamburg, © bloomimages
© bloomimages

Richard Meier & Partners has released images of their competition-winning design for a new 34,750 square meter (374,045 square foot) mixed-use building in Hamburg, Germany that will combine luxury condominiums, rental apartments and the new headquarters for German real estate company Engel & Völkers.

The firm was selected as the winners of an international competition for the design in 2013, beating out proposals from Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects.

© bloomimages © bloomimages © bloomimages © bloomimages +20

San Ignacio Houses / IX2 Arquitectura

11:00 - 27 September, 2016
San Ignacio Houses / IX2 Arquitectura, © Lorena Darquea
© Lorena Darquea

© Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea +27

Studio Gang Creates 7 Strategies to Reimagine Civic Spaces As Vibrant Urban Hubs

09:30 - 27 September, 2016
© Studio Gang
© Studio Gang

The Nolli Map made history when it was created in 1748, largely because of its focus on public spaces. With it, Giambattista Nolli highlighted the fact that public places don’t exclusively exist in the forms of streets and parks, but also in enclosed spaces. Yet the importance of our communal areas is constantly being undermined. Our public areas exist to promote inclusion and equal opportunities, but despite that they are being forgotten and abandoned, debilitating their ability to bind communities together.

Given that the main goal of Studio Gang’s newly released, free, downloadable booklet, Reimagining The Civic Commons has been to “help communities everywhere activate their civic commons,” then, it is unsurprising that the booklet includes graphic maps reminiscent of Nolli’s visual aim. The booklet, which arose from work funded by the Kresge Foundation and Knight Foundation, focuses on the advancement of 7 types of “existing assets”: libraries, parks, recreation centers, police stations, schools, streets and transit. Since the start of Studio Gang's research, a larger, $40 million initiative has begun—funded by the JPB Foundation, The Knight Foundation, The Kresge Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation along with a multitude of local donors—with plans taking shape in Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis and Akron. The graphic guide is designed to offer adaptable, cost-effective and flexible approaches to these spaces, so that it can be implemented over time and in a variety of different communities. Read on for our summary of the report’s 7 strategies for improvement.

WE Guest House / TADA

09:00 - 27 September, 2016
WE Guest House / TADA, © Ed Lederman
© Ed Lederman

© Ed Lederman     © Ed Lederman     © Ed Lederman     © Ed Lederman     +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bridgehampton, NY, United States
  • Lead Architects

    TA Dumbleton Architect
  • Area

    3000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

How Bjarke Ingels Is Making a Power Plant One of Denmark's Most Exciting Public Spaces

08:00 - 27 September, 2016

During the IV International Congress in Pamplona, organized by the Architecture and Society Foundation, we had the opportunity to speak with Bjarke Ingels about his approach to theme "Architecture: Climate Change." The founder of BIG told us about the importance of clean technology and how these technologies must be integrated into architecture. He asserts that new industrial projects must also break from traditional paradigms and question established concepts in order to be reintegrated into communities as clean, attractive and multi-use spaces. Ingels suggests that clean technologies holds exciting possibilities for public spaces.

A Groundbreaking Ceremony in Berlin for HENN Architect's Zalando Headquarters

06:00 - 27 September, 2016
A Groundbreaking Ceremony in Berlin for HENN Architect's Zalando Headquarters , Courtesy of HENN Architects
Courtesy of HENN Architects

On Tuesday, September 6th, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the newly planned “Berliner Block,” the Zalando Headquarters — a structure designed by HENN Architects for Europe’s largest online dealer in footwear and fashion. Along with David Schneider of Zalando Management Board and Berlin’s governing mayor Michael Muller, architect Gunter Henn spoke about the construction project currently underway.