Novopie Podiatric Clinic / Estudio de Arquitectura Antonio Jurado

Architects: Estudio de Arquitectura Antonio Jurado
Location: Urbanización Centro Internacional, 29770 Torrox, Málaga,
Architect In Charge: Antonio Jurado
Area: 18 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Antonio Jurado

Inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces 2015 Participants

Biennial to feature photo series by Iwan Baan. Image © Iwan Baan

A 60-strong list of international studios has named the official participants of the first-ever Chicago Architecture Biennial - the “largest international survey of contemporary architecture in North America.” Chosen by Biennial Co-Artistic Directors Joseph Grima and Sarah Herda – who are supported by an advisory council comprising David Adjaye, Elizabeth Diller, Jeanne Gang, Frank Gehry, Sylvia Lavin, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Peter Palumbo, and Stanley Tigerman - each participating practice will convene in Chicago to discuss “The State of the Art of Architecture” and showcase their work from October 3 to January 3, 2016.

“The city of Chicago has left an indelible mark on the field of architecture, from the world’s first modern skyscraper to revolutionary urban designs,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “That’s why there’s no better host city than Chicago for this rare global event. The offers an unprecedented chance to celebrate the architectural, cultural, and design advancements that have collectively shaped our world.”

A complete list of participants, after the break. 

Princeton St. Bungalow / Ruben S. Ojeda Architects + Koning Eizenberg Architecture

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Architects: ,
Location: Santa Monica, CA 90403, USA
Landscape Architect: Janis Tidwell
Year: 2014
Photographs: Shawn Bishop

Studio Gang Goes Public with Chicago’s Newest Tower: Wanda Vista


Studio Gang Architects has gone public with what will be Chicago‘s third tallest tower, Wanda Vista. The massive mixed-use development, planned to open adjacent to the River in the city’s Lake Shore East community by 2019, will reach 1100 feet (335 meters) and encompass more than 1.8 million-square-feet of residential and hotel space.

Defined by three vertical elements, the tower is shaped to maximize resident views of the city and river below.

Cordoba-ReUrbano Housing Building / Cadaval & Solà-Morales

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Architects: Cadaval & Solà-Morales
Location: City, Federal District,
Architects In Charge: Eduardo Cadaval, Clara Solà-Morales.
Area: 2200.0 sqm
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán

Ganges Water Machine: Designing New India’s Ancient River

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Few geographies in the world nurture such a rich and complex imaginary as the Ganges River Valley. The heart of Indian Culture, and home to over one quarter of India’s population, the Ganges is one of the most fertile and infrastructure-heavy river valleys in the planet. Its many physical, historical and spiritual natures defy a single interpretation: always in flux, source of life and destruction, and venerated as a Hindu Deity, the Ganges fully embodies the complexities and excesses of the Indian Civilization.

In “Ganges Water Machine: Designing New India’s Ancient River,” Anthony Acciavatti orchestrates a magnificent portrait of the Ganges River Basin, and its continuous reinvention as a test-bed for infrastructural innovation. Through the hybrid genre of the Atlas-Almanac-Travelogue, the book unfolds the many nested spatial and temporal scales that characterize this highly contested territory. Those captivated with the planetary of water will find in this book a timely and relevant volume of encyclopedic ambition and exquisite design.

Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum / Teeple Architects

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Architects: Teeple Architects
Location: , AB T0H,
Area: 42000.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Tom Arban

Winner of Yeats2015 “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” Announced

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Yong ho Shin and John Randle of shindesignworks have been announced as the winners of “The Lake Isle of Innisfree,” a design competition held earlier this year as part of the Yeats2015 festival. Based in London and Daegu, South Korea, the pair of architects proposed “Square Moon,” a light-based installation for the Irish Island about which Yeats wrote his eponymous1892 poem, and from which the competition took its name.

The AEG Turbine Factory. Image © Flickr CC user Joseph
The AEG Turbine Factory. Image © Flickr CC user Joseph

Spotlight: Peter Behrens

If asked to name buildings by German architect and designer Peter Behrens (14 April 1868 – 27 February 1940), few people would be able to answer with anything other than his AEG Turbine Factory in Berlin. His style was not one that lends itself easily to canonization; indeed, even the Turbine Factory itself is difficult to appreciate without an understanding of its historical context. Despite this, Behrens’ achievements are not to be underestimated, and his importance to the development of architecture might best be understood by looking at three young architects who worked in his studio around 1910: Le CorbusierMies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius.

Living-Garden House In Katowice / KWK Promes

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Architects: KWK Promes
Location: Katowice,
Architect In Charge: Robert Konieczny
Area: 411.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Jakub Certowicz, Olo Studio

Courtesy of RIBA
Courtesy of RIBA

RIBA Future Trends Survey Shows UK Public Sector Workloads Dip

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)’s Future Trends Survey for February 2015 has revealed continued optimism, although the public sector workload forecast has dipped with uncertainty about spending commitments ahead of the UK General Election in May. The workload index fell back slightly to +26 (from +29 in January) and workload forecast balance figures have remained high, the highest numbers being reported from practices in the Midlands and East Anglia (+43) and in Wales and the West (+39). In addition, practices have reported that they are now employing 16% more Part 1 (undergraduate) and Part 2 (postgraduate) students than they were twelve months ago.

Old Mill Hotel Belgrade / GRAFT Architects

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Architects: GRAFT Architects
Location: Bulevar vojvode Mišića, Beograd,
Managing Directors: Lars Krueckeberg, Wolfram Putz, Thomas Willemeit
Project Manager: Konstantin Buhr
Project Team: Andrea Göldel, Sascha Krückeberg, Sebastian Gernhardt, Stephen Molloy, Denis Leo Hegic, Sonja Wedemeyer, Alice Mayer, Antonio Luque, Tade Godbersen
Year: 2014
Photographs: Tobias Hein

Courtesy of Park Associati
Courtesy of Park Associati

Take an Architectural Tour of Milan with ParkMapp

Released in time for the opening of the Milan Furniture Show at EXPO 2015, ParkMapp is the ultimate guide to Milan’s modern and contemporary architecture. An ongoing project by local architecture and design firm Park Associati, ParkMapp is a mobile app that identifies and geo-locates significant landmarks across the city. The app’s sleek and legible interface is divided into modern and contemporary architecture, and features pictures and short descriptions of Milanese landmarks. A “lifestyle” section recommending cultural, retail, and dining attractions rounds out what Park Associati envisions as an “active map” for new and returning visitors alike. ParkMapp is available for download via the Apple App Store, or on Google play for Android devices.


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Architects: VOX Architects
Location: Leningradskiy prospekt, , Russia
Architect In Charge: Boris Voskoboynikov, Maria Akhremenkova
Area: 6500.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Alexey Knyazev

Blue Bottle Coffee Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Roastery & Cafe / Schemata Architects

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Architects: Schemata Architects
Location: 1 Chome-4-8 Hirano, Kōtō-ku, Tōkyō-to 135-0023,
Architect In Charge: Jo Nagasaka
Design Team: Ryosuke Yamamoto
Year: 2015
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Green Collection / RT+Q Architects

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Architects: RT+Q Architects
Location: Sentosa,
Design Team: Rene Tan, TK Quek, Chua Z-Chian, Melvin Keng & Jes Ang
Year: 2013
Photographs: Albert Lim KS


Erik Andersson Designs Carbon Fiber Pedestrian Bridge for Gothenburg

The City of Gothenburg has commissioned Erik Andersson Architects to design a new pedestrian bridge in the city’s historic Haga district. The circular bridge, connecting streets Haga Kyrkogata and Arkitektgatan, will be made of carbon fiber, allowing for a narrow profile that seemingly floats over the water. It is envisioned that the landscape the crosses inside the circular form can be used as an amphitheater for riverside performances. More images, after the break. 

St John the Apostle / Baldasso Cortese Architect

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Architects: Baldasso Cortese Architect
Location: 54/76 Kingbird Avenue, Tarneit VIC 3029,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Peter Clarke