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3 Reasons Why Excel is the Ultimate BIM Sidekick

09:30 - 19 September, 2017
3 Reasons Why Excel is the Ultimate BIM Sidekick, Courtesy of ArchSmarter
Courtesy of ArchSmarter

This article was originally published by ArchSmarter.

Have you ever played the party game “telephone”? You know the one, where you tell something to the person next to you and they pass it on to the person next to them and so on down the line. Inevitably, your original message is badly mangled and misappropriated by the time it gets back to you. Everyone gets a good laugh at how far the end message is from your original one.

Red House / extrastudio

09:00 - 19 September, 2017
Red House  / extrastudio, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 33

The Ambitious Project that Brings Together 44 Mexican and International Architects

06:00 - 19 September, 2017
The Ambitious Project that Brings Together 44 Mexican and International Architects, © Adlai Pulido
© Adlai Pulido

In Baja California, Mexico, the 860 hectares that make up 'Cuatro Cuatros'—a tourism development that for the past ten years has been overseen and designed by Mauricio Rocha and Gabriela Carrillo of Taller de Arquitectura—present an arid and mostly monochromatic landscape interrupted only by stones and bushland.

Vast as the site may seem, only 360 of its hectares will be destined for housing development, of which only 10% can be impacted by construction. The challenge will lay in mitigating the protagonistic stance architecture usually assumes when conquering previously untouched lands, by taking on a presence that disappears into the landscape. 

Siena House / Guillem Carrera

05:00 - 19 September, 2017
Siena House / Guillem Carrera, © Guillem Carrera
© Guillem Carrera

© Guillem Carrera © Guillem Carrera © Guillem Carrera © Guillem Carrera + 16

Creche Ropponmatsu Kindergarten / Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design

03:00 - 19 September, 2017
Creche Ropponmatsu Kindergarten / Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design, © Daisuke Shima
© Daisuke Shima

© Daisuke Shima © Daisuke Shima © Daisuke Shima © Daisuke Shima + 13

Pavilion Ponderosa / Paolo Cucchi Architects

02:00 - 19 September, 2017
Pavilion Ponderosa / Paolo Cucchi Architects, © Virginia Cucchi
© Virginia Cucchi

© Virginia Cucchi © Virginia Cucchi © Virginia Cucchi © Virginia Cucchi + 27

Raffles City Hangzhou / UNStudio

00:00 - 19 September, 2017
Raffles City Hangzhou / UNStudio, © Jin Xing
© Jin Xing

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Ben van Berkel, Hannes Pfau, Astrid Piber
  • Client

    CapitaLand China
  • Area

    392526.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

White Church / LAD

22:00 - 18 September, 2017
White Church / LAD, © Sunbenz AD
© Sunbenz AD

© Sunbenz AD © Sunbenz AD © Sunbenz AD © Sunbenz AD + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yanjiang East 3rd Rd, Zengcheng Qu, Guangzhou Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China
  • Lead Architects

    Jinghua Li, Chaoxiong Li, Zhihua Li, Yingquan Pan, Minshan Liang, Xiaowei Zhu
  • Area

    5200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Shanghai Sunrise Polymer Material Office / CCDI GW Design

19:00 - 18 September, 2017
Shanghai Sunrise Polymer Material Office / CCDI GW Design, © Lu Fei
© Lu Fei

© Lu Fei © Lu Fei © Lu Fei © Lu Fei + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Project Manager

    Li Zhiyu
  • Interior Design

    Pu Yuzhen, Wang Huan, Zeng Huifan
  • Design Development

    Cui Dina, Yang Yanling
  • Construction Unit

    Shanghai Yu Bo Building Decoration Engineering Co., Ltd
  • Client

    Shanghai Sunrise Polymer Material co.,ltd.
  • Area

    2100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Casa Crisp / buck&simple

17:00 - 18 September, 2017
© Simon Whitbread
© Simon Whitbread

© Simon Whitbread © Simon Whitbread © Simon Whitbread © Simon Whitbread + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mona Vale, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Peter Ahern
  • Area

    140.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Zaha Hadid Architects' Light Projection Show Transforms 18th Century Baroque Palace in Germany

16:00 - 18 September, 2017

An 18th century baroque palace in Karlsruhe, Germany has become the canvas for a dazzling light mapping projection in the latest project by Zaha Hadid Architects.

Named “Behaviour Morphe,” the projection display was created in collaboration with composer Max Cooper and leading digital artists Andy Lomas and Mubbasir Kapadia for the city’s 2017 Schlosslichtspiele Festival, exploring how digital spatial concepts could shape the living spaces of the future. 

Glicinas Courtyard / Amelio-Ortiz

15:00 - 18 September, 2017
Glicinas Courtyard / Amelio-Ortiz, © Claudio Manzoni
© Claudio Manzoni

© Claudio Manzoni © Claudio Manzoni © Claudio Manzoni © Claudio Manzoni + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
  • Project Author

    Osvaldo P. Amelio-Ortiz
  • Architect in Charge

    Osvaldo P. Amelio-Ortiz
  • Area

    500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Amanda Levete: Crossing Thresholds is the Essence of Architecture

14:15 - 18 September, 2017

For me architecture touches on so much of what it means to be human – it touches on society, on politics, on culture. And we need to negotiate all of those thresholds in order to design.

In this video for CNN Style, architect Amanda Levete, founder of London-based practice AL_A, discusses the importance of identifying and creating thresholds in design, in both the literal and abstract definitions of the term. Working at a wide variety of scales, AL_A strives to react to larger societal issues in their designs, creating points where perceptions and emotions can transform.

Natural Pool Support Pavilion / Gaudenzi Arquitetura

13:00 - 18 September, 2017
Natural Pool Support Pavilion / Gaudenzi Arquitetura, Courtesy of Gaudenzi Arquitetura
Courtesy of Gaudenzi Arquitetura

Courtesy of Gaudenzi Arquitetura Courtesy of Gaudenzi Arquitetura Courtesy of Gaudenzi Arquitetura Courtesy of Gaudenzi Arquitetura + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pedro do Rio, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Luiz Gaudenzi
  • Area

    107.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014

Jeanne Gang Selected as Winner of 2017 Marcus Prize for Architecture

12:00 - 18 September, 2017
Jeanne Gang Selected as Winner of 2017 Marcus Prize for Architecture, Writers Theatre. Image © Steve Hall / Hedrich Blessing
Writers Theatre. Image © Steve Hall / Hedrich Blessing

American architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Marcus Prize.

Awarded every two years by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning in partnership with the Marcus Corporation Foundation, the $100,000 prize was established to recognize architects from around the globe currently “on a trajectory to greatness.” In addition to the cash prize, the award will support an upcoming design studio at the school led by Gang.

Previous winners of the award include Joshua Prince-Ramus (2015); Sou Fujimoto (2013), Diébédo Francis Kéré (2011); Alejandro Aravena (2009/2010); Frank Barkow, Barkow Leibinger (2007); and Winy Maas, MVRDV (2005).

Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. Image © Steve Hall / Hedrich Blessing WMS Boathouse at Clark Park. Image © Steve Hall / Hedrich Blessing University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons. Image © Tom Harris Diner en Blanc Chicago 2014 at Lincoln Park Zoo's Nature Boardwalk. Image © Ronald Leon Hale + 6

13 Weird, Surprising Architecture Facts You've Probably Never Heard

09:30 - 18 September, 2017
13 Weird, Surprising Architecture Facts You've Probably Never Heard

The history of humans building shelters goes back over 10,000 years. Over this time, the human need to build was distilled into the profession of architecture, and in the process it attracted all manner of eccentric, visionary, and stubborn individuals. In light of both architecture's long history and its abundance of colorful characters, it's no surprise that it's full of surprising and unlikely stories. From Lincoln Logs and the Olympics to Ouija boards and 9/11, here are 13 architecture-related facts you may not have previously known.

Climbing House / Leo Romano

09:00 - 18 September, 2017
Climbing House / Leo Romano, © Edgard César
© Edgard César

© Edgard César © Edgard César © Edgard César © Edgard César + 29

How Architects Dress vs How Normal People Dress

08:00 - 18 September, 2017
Courtesy of The Leewardists
Courtesy of The Leewardists

"Does this come in black?" is probably the most used phrase during any architect's shopping trip, but nobody really knows why. Search the internet for the reason that architects wear black, you will find that numerous people have written about the subject,—there’s even a book about it! The fact is that other people don't quite understand how many shades of black there actually are like you do. And it's also a common misconception that wearing black is all in the name of convenience, since looking for a specific item in your wardrobes takes 5 times longer when everything looks the same. In short, architects will continue to wear black... at least until something darker comes out.