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Rawhiti Bach / Studio Pacific Architecture

17:00 - 21 July, 2016
Rawhiti Bach / Studio Pacific Architecture, © Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Rawhiti Rd, Rawhiti 0184, New Zealand
  • Design Team

    Nick Barratt-Boyes, Peter Mitchell, Arindam Sen and Beth Chaney with Michael, Davis, Wayne Lightfoot, Patrick Thompson, Anna Windsor
  • Area

    640.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

PLUKK Designs Town Hall and Community Center On Sloping Site in Czech Republic

16:45 - 21 July, 2016
PLUKK Designs Town Hall and Community Center On Sloping Site in Czech Republic, Courtesy of PLUKK
Courtesy of PLUKK

Czech firm PLUKK has released designs for a community center and town hall in the city of Brno-Kohoutovice, Czech Republic. Located in the historic downtown, the project takes advantage of a sloping site to create two buildings of differing architectural language, connected together with active public space to create one multifunctional town center.

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LILLIAD - Learning Centre 'Innovation' / Auer Weber

15:00 - 21 July, 2016
LILLIAD - Learning Centre 'Innovation'  / Auer Weber, © Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti

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  • Architects

  • Location

    2 Avenue Jean Perrin, 59650 Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
  • Project Associate

    Prof. Stefan Niese
  • Project Manager

    Eric Frisch, Nina Schuberth
  • Team

    Markus Böhm, Carmen Duplantier, Gabriel Kiderlen; Julia Schmid, Jieqing Zhao
  • Area

    8800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

These Photographs Capture the Colorful Architecture of Europe’s Metro Stations

14:00 - 21 July, 2016
These Photographs Capture the Colorful Architecture of Europe’s Metro Stations, © Chris Forsyth
© Chris Forsyth

Photographer Chris Forsyth has released the latest images from his photo series Metro. Having previously gone underground to capture the surreal beauty of Montreal’s metro system, Forsyth traveled to Europe to shoot stations in Munich, Berlin and Stockholm. His photographic style portrays the stations in their best light – bright, clean, colorful and completely absent of people.

"Seeing the design strengths of various metro systems, from the hand painted cave-like stations in Stockholm, to the well-lit modern platforms of Munich’s U-Bahn, I really began to feel the how good design can change your day for the better,” says Forsyth. “Whether it be awe-inspiring or simply bright and colorful, I can only imagine how it feels to start your daily commute in one of these metro stations."

Continue after the break for a sampling of Forsyth’s favorite photos from the series.

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Casa Cinco Patios / Ana Rascovsky Arqs.

13:00 - 21 July, 2016
Casa Cinco Patios  / Ana Rascovsky Arqs., © Javier Agustín Rojas
© Javier Agustín Rojas

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Penda Designs Bridge Inspired by Olympics Rings for 2022 Beijing Winter Games

12:15 - 21 July, 2016
Penda Designs Bridge Inspired by Olympics Rings for 2022 Beijing Winter Games, Courtesy of Penda
Courtesy of Penda

Penda has designed a prestressed double-helix bridge spanning China’s Gui River that will become an integral part of the infrastructure system for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The San Shan Bridge, which translates to 3 Mountains Bridge, draws inspiration from the interlacing of five rings in the Olympic Symbol to create a form evocative of the area’s mountainous landscape.

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Dafundo Apartment / João Tiago Aguiar

11:00 - 21 July, 2016
Dafundo Apartment / João Tiago Aguiar, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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Why Islamic Architecture in the United States is Failing American Muslims

09:30 - 21 July, 2016

This essay by Jenine Kotob was originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Why Now, More Than Ever, We Need A New Islamic Architecture."

At a time when Muslims find themselves at the center of the nation’s political stage, the topic of Islamic architecture in the United States is more relevant than ever. The American mosque has become a prominent symbol, within which identities, practices, and cultures converge. More often than not, this convergence results in conflicting goals, further resulting in mosques that fail to identify and serve the needs of their diverse constituents.

Grow Box / Merge Architects

09:00 - 21 July, 2016
Grow Box  / Merge Architects, © John Horner
© John Horner

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NYC Lowline Receives First Official City Approval

08:00 - 21 July, 2016
NYC Lowline Receives First Official City Approval, Courtesy of NYCEDC
Courtesy of NYCEDC

Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen and NYCEDC President Maria Torres-Springer have announced New York City’s first official approval of the Lowline project in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. As the first major step in making the project a reality, the approval will help to create the world’s first underground park, a community-oriented public and cultural space that will become both a local resource and an attraction for worldwide visitors.

Although the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) did express interest in the space last fall, the Lowline team was awarded conditional use due its high community potential.

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This Spray-On Compound Can Protect Buildings During Disasters And Explosions

06:00 - 21 July, 2016
This Spray-On Compound Can Protect Buildings During Disasters And Explosions , A wall coated with Paxcon (left) vs an untreated wall (right) after a TNT detonation. Image Courtesy of Line-X
A wall coated with Paxcon (left) vs an untreated wall (right) after a TNT detonation. Image Courtesy of Line-X

A game-changing protective coating from Line-X has the power to make buildings virtually impenetrable. The spray creates a thin barrier which is watertight, abrasion and impact resistant and can withstand high temperatures; all of which combine to make it almost indestructible. The concoction deemed "Paxcon®," is stronger than steel, and can protect buildings from explosions or natural disasters such as earthquakes or storms. 

Chapelle Corneille / atelier d’architecture King Kong

05:00 - 21 July, 2016
Chapelle Corneille  / atelier d’architecture King Kong, © Eric Peltier
© Eric Peltier

© Eric Peltier © Eric Peltier © Eric Peltier © Eric Peltier +48

Z-Axis International Conference to Explore "Buildings as Ideas"

04:30 - 21 July, 2016
Z-Axis International Conference to Explore "Buildings as Ideas", Z Axis Poster
Z Axis Poster

The Charles Correa Foundation is organizing its second annual Z-Axis Conference entitled Buildings As Ideas, which will focus on buildings and the nature of the questions they raise. The inaugural conference, Great City... Terrible Place, which was held in March 2015, intended to describe the city.

Alejandro Aravena on Design, Venice and Why He Paused His Career to Open a Bar

04:00 - 21 July, 2016

In an exclusive half-hour interview with Alejandro Aravena, Monocle's Josh Fehnert questions the recent Pritzker Prize-laureate on Chilean architecture and urbanism, why he considers simple design as the key to alleviating the world's biggest woes, and the conception and ultimate result of his 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

Industrial Factory in Preci / Enzo Eusebi+Partners

03:00 - 21 July, 2016
Industrial Factory in Preci / Enzo Eusebi+Partners, Courtesy of Enzo Eusebi+Partners
Courtesy of Enzo Eusebi+Partners

Courtesy of Enzo Eusebi+Partners Courtesy of Enzo Eusebi+Partners Courtesy of Enzo Eusebi+Partners Courtesy of Enzo Eusebi+Partners +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    06047 Preci PG, Italy
  • Design Team

    Y.Consorti, F. Varese
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Enzo Eusebi+Partners

KRONA Knowledge and Cultural Centre / Mecanoo

02:00 - 21 July, 2016
KRONA Knowledge and Cultural Centre  / Mecanoo, Courtesy of Mecanoo
Courtesy of Mecanoo

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Kongsberg, Norway
  • Area

    24000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Mecanoo

Sillim-dong Share House / JYA-RCHITECTS

22:00 - 20 July, 2016
Sillim-dong Share House / JYA-RCHITECTS , © Hwang  Hyochel
© Hwang Hyochel

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Jimo Scientific Creation Center / gad Greenton Design

20:00 - 20 July, 2016
Jimo Scientific Creation Center / gad Greenton Design, Courtesy of gadGreenton Design
Courtesy of gadGreenton Design

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Jimo, Shandong, China
  • Construction

    Shandong Xincheng Hengye Development and Construction Co., Ltd.
  • Area

    11800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of gadGreenton Design