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YMH Church / Oh Jongsang

19:00 - 22 March, 2017
YMH Church / Oh Jongsang, © Oh Jongsang
© Oh Jongsang

© Oh Jongsang © Oh Jongsang © Oh Jongsang © Oh Jongsang +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    610 Busan-dong, Osan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Area

    486.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

No. 19 / Biasol

17:00 - 22 March, 2017
No. 19 / Biasol, © Ari Hatzis
© Ari Hatzis

© Ari Hatzis © Ari Hatzis © Ari Hatzis © Ari Hatzis +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    214 Union Rd, Ascot Vale VIC 3032, Australia
  • Area

    190.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Studio Libeskind Wins Competitions for 2 New Projects in France

16:40 - 22 March, 2017
Studio Libeskind Wins Competitions for 2 New Projects in France, Images by Luxigon and Studio Libeskind
Images by Luxigon and Studio Libeskind

Studio Libeskind has won competitions for two new mixed-use projects in France, the firm announced at the MIPIM world property market conference this past week in Cannes. The first project comprises a retail, conference and transportation center for the city of Nice, while the second will see the firm complete a 150-meter-tall skyscraper in Toulouse.

“With these important projects in two of the main French cities, we unveil our new development strategy to create urban mixed-use buildings. Once completed, both will become new landmarks for Nice and Toulouse. With Studio Libeskind, we are up to great things!” says Philippe Journo, CEO of Compagnie de Phalsbourg, the developer behind both projects.

© Studio Libeskind © Studio Libeskind © Luxigon © Luxigon +11

Music+Architecture: This Web Series Invites World-Renowned Musicians to Perform in Celebrated Chilean Buildings

15:05 - 22 March, 2017
Music+Architecture: This Web Series Invites World-Renowned Musicians to Perform in Celebrated Chilean Buildings, Caterpillar House / Sebastián Irarrázaval. Image © Sergio Pirrone
Caterpillar House / Sebastián Irarrázaval. Image © Sergio Pirrone

Architecture and music are two very different art forms – one is visual, tactile and logical; the other audial and emotional. So what happens when you bring these two artistic media together?

This is the idea explored by Chilean web series Insigne Sesiones, which aims to “[expose] he ideal mix between contemporary architecture and music, generating the first audiovisual project worldwide that officially joins these two disciplines.” For their first season, Insigne Sesiones invited six world-renowned musicians to perform their music in the intimate settings of some of the most celebrated works of Chilean architects across the country.

Check out the full first season below.

C-Square Plaza / The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative

15:00 - 22 March, 2017
Courtesy of Yellow Camera
Courtesy of Yellow Camera

Courtesy of Yellow Camera               Courtesy of Calgary Municipal Land Corporation Courtesy of Calgary Municipal Land Corporation Courtesy of Calgary Municipal Land Corporation +24

Stone Court Villa / Marwan Al Sayed Inc.

13:00 - 22 March, 2017
Stone Court Villa / Marwan Al Sayed Inc., © Matt Winquist Photography
© Matt Winquist Photography

© Matt Winquist Photography © Matt Winquist Photography © Matt Winquist Photography © Matt Winquist Photography +25

Zaha Hadid Architects Reveals Designs for Supertall Mixed-Use Skyscraper in New York

11:30 - 22 March, 2017
Zaha Hadid Architects Reveals Designs for Supertall Mixed-Use Skyscraper in New York , © Zaha Hadid Architects/Kushner Companies
© Zaha Hadid Architects/Kushner Companies

A 1,400-foot-tall mixed-use skyscraper by Zaha Hadid Architects may be the next supertall structure to hit midtown Manhattan. Located at 666 Fifth Avenue between 52nd and 53rd Street, the project is the brainchild of Kushner Properties, who currently co-own the existing 483-foot-tall building with Vornado Realty Trust.

Estimated to cost up to $12 billion, the company is currently negotiating a multi-billion dollar deal with Chinese holding company Anbang Insurance Group to finance the project. If plans to buy out the building go through, Kushner would be in the clear to begin construction on the ZHA-designed tower, which would rebrand the property as 660 Fifth Avenue and offer 464,000-square-feet of residential space, an 11-story hotel, and a 9-story retail podium.

Compass House / Superkül

11:00 - 22 March, 2017
Compass House  / Superkül, © Ben Rahn / A-Frame Studio
© Ben Rahn / A-Frame Studio

© Ben Rahn / A-Frame Studio             © Ben Rahn / A-Frame Studio             © Ben Rahn / A-Frame Studio             © Ben Rahn / A-Frame Studio             +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mulmur, ON L9V, Canada
  • Architects in Charge

    Meg Graham (Principal), Andre D’Elia (Principal) Anya Moryoussef (Associate), Wendy Wisbrun (Associate)
  • Area

    4300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

"False Binaries": Why the Battle Between Art and Business in Architecture Education Doesn't Make Sense

09:30 - 22 March, 2017
"False Binaries": Why the Battle Between Art and Business in Architecture Education Doesn't Make Sense, Gone are the days when clients such as The Vatican unquestioningly entrusted architects like Raffaele Stern with large sums of money. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Musei_Vaticani._Braccio_Nuovo.JPG'>Jesús Moreno via Wikimedia</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a>
Gone are the days when clients such as The Vatican unquestioningly entrusted architects like Raffaele Stern with large sums of money. Image © Jesús Moreno via Wikimedia licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

This article was originally published by The Architect's Newspaper as "Phil Bernstein pens inaugural column on technology, value, and architects’ evolving role."

This is the inaugural column “Practice Values,” a new bi-monthly series by architect and technologist Phil Bernstein. The column will focus on the evolving role of the architect at the intersection of design and construction, including subjects such as alternative delivery systems and value generation. Bernstein was formerly vice president at Autodesk and now teaches at the Yale School of Architecture.

This semester, I’m teaching a course called “Exploring New Value Propositions for Practice” that’s based on the premise that the changing role of architects in the building industry requires us to think critically about our value as designers in that system. After studying the structure and dynamics of practice business models, the supply chain, and other examples of innovative design enterprises, they’ll be asked to create a business plan for a “next generation” architectural practice. I’m agnostic as to what this practice does per se, as long as it operates somewhere in the constellation of things that architects can do, but there is one constraint—your proposed firm can’t be paid fixed or hourly rate fees. It has to create value (and profit) through some other strategy.

Concrete Box House / Robertson Design

09:00 - 22 March, 2017
© Jack Thompsen
© Jack Thompsen

© Jack Thompsen © Jack Thompsen © Jack Thompsen © Jack Thompsen +32

10 Essential Freehand Drawing Exercises for Architects

08:00 - 22 March, 2017
Courtesy of DOM Publishers
Courtesy of DOM Publishers

The following excerpt was originally published in Natascha Meuser's Construction and Design Manual: Architecture Drawings (DOM Publishers). With our industry's technological advances, "the designing architect is not simultaneously the drawing architect." Meuser's manual aims to help architects develop and hone their technical drawing skills as the "practical basis and form of communication for architects, artists, and engineers." Read on for ten freehand drawing exercises that tackle issues ranging from proportion and order to perspective and space. 

What is beauty? A few years ago, a group of international researchers sought to unravel the mysteries of human beauty. They used state-of-the-art, totally impartial computer technology and a huge dataset to establish once and for all why particular faces are perceived as beautiful, and whether beauty exists independently of ethnic, social and cultural background; in other words, whether it can be calculated mathematically. The scientists input countless photos of faces from all over the world, each described by survey respondents as particularly beautiful, into a powerful computer. The resulting information, they believed, could be used to generate a face that would be recognized by any human being as possessing absolute beauty. But what the computer eventually spat out was a picture of an ordinary face, neither beautiful nor ugly, devoid of both life and character. It left most viewers cold. The accumulated data had created not superhuman beauty, but a statistically correct average.

This Concrete Furniture Hardware is Inspired by Carlo Scarpa's Architecture

06:00 - 22 March, 2017
This Concrete Furniture Hardware is Inspired by Carlo Scarpa's Architecture , © Sameer Tawde
© Sameer Tawde

Material Immaterial Studio has unveiled MIRAGE, a series of concrete furniture hardware inspired by the works of architect Carlo Scarpa.

The MIRAGE series is made up of concrete handles, knobs, and robe hooks, all of which aim to create character through light and shadow. Some of the pieces, with a zigzag pattern, are meant to reduce the heaviness of the concrete material, making it seem light and delicate, while other pieces are meant to express a sense of solidity.

© Sameer Tawde © Sameer Tawde © Sameer Tawde © Sameer Tawde +13

Pizzeria Massa / FLEXOARQUITECTURA

05:00 - 22 March, 2017
Pizzeria Massa / FLEXOARQUITECTURA, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +13

The Disappearance of the Architectural Icon: Henk van der Veen on Archiprix International

04:00 - 22 March, 2017
The Disappearance of the Architectural Icon: Henk van der Veen on Archiprix International, Model for ‘A Walk Around Music’. Image © Henk van der Veen
Model for ‘A Walk Around Music’. Image © Henk van der Veen

Once every two years architecture schools around the world are invited to submit their single, finest graduation project to the Archiprix International competition and exhibition. Since its inception in 2001 (born out of the Dutch Archiprix), an ever increasing number of schools choose to participate. This year, Archiprix International selected Ahmedabad, in India, to exhibit the results. Arjen Oosterman, Editor-in-Chief of Volume, spoke to Archiprix Director and "Mister Archiprix" Henk van der Veen.

Urban Hospice / NORD Architects

03:00 - 22 March, 2017
Urban Hospice / NORD Architects, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk +28

Tainan Tung-Men Holiness Church / MAYU architects+

02:00 - 22 March, 2017
Tainan Tung-Men Holiness Church / MAYU architects+, © Shawn Liu Studio
© Shawn Liu Studio

© Shawn Liu Studio © Shawn Liu Studio © Shawn Liu Studio © Shawn Liu Studio +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tainan, East District, Tainan City, Taiwan
  • Architects in Charge

    Malone Chang, Yu-lin Chen
  • Area

    1240.06 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Chronotope Wall House / UnSangDong Architects

22:00 - 21 March, 2017
Chronotope Wall House  / UnSangDong Architects, © Sergio Pirrone
© Sergio Pirrone

© Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Design

    Jang Yoon Gyoo, Kim Mi Jung
  • Project Team

    Kim Min Kyun
  • Area

    125.2 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

House of 33 Years / ASSISTANT

20:00 - 21 March, 2017
House of 33 Years / ASSISTANT, © Shinkenchiku-sha
© Shinkenchiku-sha

© Shinkenchiku-sha © Shinkenchiku-sha © Shinkenchiku-sha © Tadasu Yamamoto +25