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Louis Kahn's Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu

14:00 - 20 February, 2017
Louis Kahn's Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

In celebration of the life of Louis Kahn, who would have celebrated his birthday on this day, photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu has visited the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad – one of the architect's seminal projects, which was only completed after his death in 1974.

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu +46

La Part des Anges / BUPA Architectures

13:00 - 20 February, 2017
La Part des Anges / BUPA Architectures, © Denis Lacharme
© Denis Lacharme

© Denis Lacharme © Denis Lacharme © Denis Lacharme © Denis Lacharme +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    33140 Villenave-d'Ornon, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Frantz Buhler, Florent Pasquier
  • Area

    10029.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

MVRDV + Austin-Smith:Lord Selected to Reinvigorate Downtown Glasgow

12:15 - 20 February, 2017
MVRDV + Austin-Smith:Lord Selected to Reinvigorate Downtown Glasgow, (Y)our City Center Map. Image Courtesy of MVRDV
(Y)our City Center Map. Image Courtesy of MVRDV

The Glasgow City Council has selected a multidisciplinary team lead by MVRDV and Glasgow-based Austin-Smith:Lord to transform downtown Glasgow into a “more livable, attractive, competitive and sustainable center.” Titled (Y)our City Center, the strategy calls for a regeneration of the 400 hectare city center that would reorganize circulation and infrastructure while providing new residential options to support Scotland’s economic center.

(Y)our Vibrant Broomielaw. Image Courtesy of MVRDV (Y)our River Park Projects. Image Courtesy of MVRDV (Y)our Great Streets and Spaces. Image Courtesy of MVRDV (Y)our Great Buildings. Image Courtesy of MVRDV +7

High Meadow Dwellings at Fallingwater / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

11:00 - 20 February, 2017
High Meadow Dwellings at Fallingwater / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, © Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux

© Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mill Run, PA 15464, United States
  • Architects in Charge

    Kent Suhrbier, Seniro Architect AIA and Bill James, Designer
  • Area

    3025.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

OMA's Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten Selected to Design MPavilion 2017

09:35 - 20 February, 2017
OMA's Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten Selected to Design MPavilion 2017, OMA's Prada Transformer, erected in 2009 adjacent to Gyeonghui Palace in Seoul, Korea. Image © OMA
OMA's Prada Transformer, erected in 2009 adjacent to Gyeonghui Palace in Seoul, Korea. Image © OMA

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has selected Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA for the design of Melbourne’s 2017 MPavilion. The announcement comes after this weekend’s closing of the 2016 MPavilion, designed by Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai, which welcomed more than 94,000 visitors to over 287 free events in its 139 day run. Now in its 4th year, the MPavilion program invites architects who have yet to completed a project in Australia to design and construct their first structure in the country.

11 Vernacular Building Techniques That Are Disappearing

09:30 - 20 February, 2017
11 Vernacular Building Techniques That Are Disappearing

"Vernacular architecture can be said to be 'the architectural language of the people' with its ethnic, regional and local 'dialects,'" writes Paul Oliver, author of The Encyclopaedia of Vernacular Architecture of The World’. Unfortunately, there has been a growing disregard for traditional architectural language around the world due to modern building technology quickly spreading a “loss of identity and cultural vibrancy” through what the Architectural Review recently described as “a global pandemic of generic buildings.” People have come to see steel, concrete and glass as architecture of high quality, whereas a lot of vernacular methods including adobe, reed or peat moss are often associated with underdevelopment. Ironically, these local methods are far more sustainable and contextually aware than much contemporary architecture seen today, despite ongoing talks and debates about the importance of sustainability. As a result of these trends, a tremendous amount of architectural and cultural knowledge is being lost.

© <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/34501870@N00/7344205654'>Flickr user Ashwin Kumar</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a> © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/seier/2849255440'>Flickr user seier</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a> © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrispark1957/4858624932/'>Flickr user chrispark1957</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-NC-SA 2.0</a> © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/sarah_c_murray/4846710439'>Flickr user sarah_c_murray</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a> +12

2 Houses in Puertecillo / 2DM

09:00 - 20 February, 2017
2 Houses in Puertecillo / 2DM, Courtesy of 2DM
Courtesy of 2DM

Courtesy of 2DM Courtesy of 2DM Courtesy of 2DM Courtesy of 2DM +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle principal Puertecillo - Navidad, Sexta Región, Chile, Navidad, O'Higgins, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Daniel Diaz M.
  • Area

    118.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of 2DM

Spotlight: Louis Kahn

08:00 - 20 February, 2017
Spotlight: Louis Kahn, Salk Institute. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/dreamsjung/3021667238/'>Flickr user dreamsjung</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>
Salk Institute. Image © Flickr user dreamsjung licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Louis Kahn (February 20th 1901 – March 17th 1974) was one of the United States' greatest 20th century architects, known for combining Modernism with the weight and dignity of ancient monuments. Though he did not arrive at his distinctive style until his early 50s, and despite his death at the age of just 73, in a span of just two decades Kahn came to be considered by many as part of the pantheon of modernist architects which included Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe.

Spotlight: William McDonough

06:00 - 20 February, 2017
Spotlight: William McDonough, NASA Sustainability Base. Image © William McDonough + Partners
NASA Sustainability Base. Image © William McDonough + Partners

Sometimes referred to as “the leading environmental architect of our time,” in his roles as architect, designer, author, educator and social leader, William McDonough (born 20 February 1951) has provided a renewed look at the things that we make and their impact on both our bodies and the world. Through his Cradle to Cradle philosophy, McDonough’s buildings are designed to function for a predetermined lifespan, after which they can be broken down into their various parts whose core elements can be used anew to solve a different design problem.

RAAAF is Breaking Habits With a Vision of a Home Without Chairs

06:00 - 20 February, 2017

Dutch studio Rietveld-Architecture-Art-Affordances (RAAAF) has unveiled its latest installation ‘Breaking Habits’ at the Mondriaan Fund for Visual Arts in Amsterdam. Breaking Habits envisages a domestic environment without chairs and couches, exploring a model of diagonal living through a system of flexible carpets.

Wedding Oasis: Call for Entries

05:00 - 20 February, 2017
Wedding Oasis: Call for Entries

YAC – Young Architects Competitions – and Corradi s.r.l. announce Wedding Oasis, an architectural competition aiming at the design of outdoor living structures to enhance the high potential of historical sites like the Castello of Rosciano (Central Italy). The international jury is made of outstanding personalities such as, among the others, David Chipperfield Architects and Will Alsop. A total amount of € 20,000 in cash prize will be awarded to the winner proposals.

Wedding Oasis: Call for Entries Wedding Oasis: Call for Entries YAC, architecture, competition, contest, outdoor, castle Wedding Oasis: Call for Entries +11

skinnySCAR / Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman

05:00 - 20 February, 2017
skinnySCAR / Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman, Courtesy of Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman
Courtesy of Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman

Courtesy of Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman Courtesy of Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman Courtesy of Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman Courtesy of Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman +37

Transforma Art Studios / Pedro Gadanho + CVDB arquitectos

03:00 - 20 February, 2017
Transforma Art Studios / Pedro Gadanho + CVDB 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 +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    2560 Torres Vedras, Portugal
  • Architects in Charge

    Pedro Gadanho, Cristina Veríssimo, Diogo Burnay
  • Team

    Rodolfo Reis, Joana Barrelas, João Falcão, Ariadna Nieto, Miguel Travesso
  • Area

    1750.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Villa Agava / Driss Kettani Architecte

02:00 - 20 February, 2017
Villa Agava  / Driss Kettani Architecte, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +23

Adidas Concept Store 'DAS 107 by kasina' / URBANTAINER

20:30 - 19 February, 2017
Adidas Concept Store 'DAS 107 by kasina' / URBANTAINER, © Young Kim Indiphos
© Young Kim Indiphos

© Young Kim Indiphos © Young Kim Indiphos © Young Kim Indiphos © Young Kim Indiphos +16

Ouchi / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro + Kids Design Labo

20:00 - 19 February, 2017
Ouchi / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro + Kids Design Labo, © Taku Hibino / HIBINOSEKKEI -  Youji no Shiro
© Taku Hibino / HIBINOSEKKEI - Youji no Shiro

© Taku Hibino / HIBINOSEKKEI -  Youji no Shiro © Taku Hibino / HIBINOSEKKEI -  Youji no Shiro © Taku Hibino / HIBINOSEKKEI -  Youji no Shiro © Taku Hibino / HIBINOSEKKEI -  Youji no Shiro +23

Tonkin Liu Reveals the Cradle Towers of Zhengzhou

16:00 - 19 February, 2017
Tonkin Liu Reveals the Cradle Towers of Zhengzhou, The Cradle Towers of Zhengzhou will contain apartments, offices, retail, leisure, and a hotel. Image Courtesy of Tonkin Liu
The Cradle Towers of Zhengzhou will contain apartments, offices, retail, leisure, and a hotel. Image Courtesy of Tonkin Liu

London-based firm Tonkin Liu has released images of its competition-winning Trade Centre in Zhengzhou, China. The Cradle Towers of Zhengzhou will comprise of five mixed-use towers swooping out of a ring-shaped podium. Inspired by the nearby Songshan mountainscape, the scheme aims to celebrate the city’s origins as it rockets into a high-tech future.

A family of five towers creates an urban mountainscape. Image Courtesy of Tonkin Liu A responsive facade creates a heavy base, and lantern-like tips. Image Courtesy of Tonkin Liu A ring-shaped podium contains a soft landscaped garden. Image Courtesy of Tonkin Liu A family of mixed-use towers with responsive facades and vertical gardens. Image Courtesy of Tonkin Liu +8

The Parametric Process Behind the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie's Auditorium

14:00 - 19 February, 2017
The Parametric Process Behind the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie's Auditorium, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Of all its bells and whistles, the focal point of Herzog and de Meuron’s latest successful endeavor, the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, is arguably the central auditorium, as explored in this new article by WIRED. An incredible example of the possibilities of parametric design, the hall is comprised of 10,000 individual acoustic panels that line the walls, ceilings, railings and balconies. Each of the panels consists of one million “cells” of varying dimensions, created to help define the sound within the space.