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Sunset House / Casa14 Arquitetura

11:00 - 11 October, 2017
Sunset House / Casa14 Arquitetura, © Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba

© Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba + 19

  • Architects

  • Authors

    Mariana Andersen, Mariana Guardani
  • Area

    300.0 m2
  • Photograph

    Maíra Acayaba

Casa dos Pátios / PF Architecture Studio

09:00 - 11 October, 2017
Casa dos Pátios  / PF Architecture Studio, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado + 44

The Evolution of Light in IM Pei’s Museums, from Dark Concrete Voids to Luminous Glass Pyramids

08:45 - 11 October, 2017
The Evolution of Light in IM Pei’s Museums, from Dark Concrete Voids to Luminous Glass Pyramids, Illuminated glass pyramid at Grand Louvre during twilight, Paris / France. Architecture: I. M. Pei & Partners, New York. Lighting design: Claude and Danielle Engle, Washington. Photography: Thomas Mayer. Image © ERCO GmbH, www.erco.com
Illuminated glass pyramid at Grand Louvre during twilight, Paris / France. Architecture: I. M. Pei & Partners, New York. Lighting design: Claude and Danielle Engle, Washington. Photography: Thomas Mayer. Image © ERCO GmbH, www.erco.com

Although the Louvre pyramid, often recognized as his masterwork, created a luminous icon for presenting culture, IM Pei’s early museums were characterized by the harsh shadows of brutalism. Project by project, the Chinese-American master developed a sophisticated, open architectural language. Pei’s holistic approach for welcoming museum visitors comprises powerful symbols which utilize sunlight to its fullest during the daytime, while employing the magical glow of illumination in the evening.

Whereas most assessments of the Louvre have praised the achievements of the luminous pyramid as seen above the ground, the actual design challenge laid underground, in offering visitors a successful underground space. Later, Pei transferred his language to multiple other museum projects, where light was always a key factor in defining museum experiences. In a year of celebratory events such as “Rethinking Pei: A Centenary Symposium,” which begins tomorrow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, an examination of Pei’s use of light in museums can contribute an important cultural emphasis.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland / USA. Architecture: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects. Image © Timothy Hursley Night view of Suzhou Museum, Suzhou / China. Architecture: Pei Partnership Architects. Photography: Kerin Ip. Image © Pei Partnership Architects Atrium at Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum), Berlin / Germany. Architecture: Pei Associates, New York. Photography: Rudi Meisel. Image © ERCO GmbH, www.erco.com Tetrahedral glass tent at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland / USA. Architecture: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects. Image © Panoramio user Bohao Zhao <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rock_%5E_Roll_Hall_of_Frame_-_panoramio.jpg'>via Wikimedia</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY 3.0</a> + 29

Architecture Portfolio Hacks: How To Create A Recruiter-Approved Portfolio

08:00 - 11 October, 2017
Architecture Portfolio Hacks: How To Create A Recruiter-Approved Portfolio

The following article, originally published by the self-titled "Portfolio Queen," Stephanie Gleeson, gives you an insider's perspective into what recruiters are looking for when they open your portfolio. Gleeson, a Senior Consultant at boutique recruiting firm Bloomfield Tremayne & Partners, offers her top tips on everything from hierarchy tips, software and formatting, and how to present your portfolio in the interview.

When it comes to individuals pursuing architectural or interior design there is the added concern of the portfolio.

Your portfolio can tell a potential employer so much about you as an individual:

  • Are you organized?
  • Do you understand the progression of your own projects?
  • Who are you as a designer?

We want you to ace the portfolio, so here are my top hacks from having gone through the grueling process myself and what I’ve seen as a recruitment consultant. And trust me – I’ve seen a lot.

OMA / Shohei Shigematsu and Rem Koolhaas Selected to Design New Museum Expansion in New York

07:10 - 11 October, 2017
OMA / Shohei Shigematsu and Rem Koolhaas Selected to Design New Museum Expansion in New York, © Dean Kaufman
© Dean Kaufman

Rem Koolhaas and Shohei Shigematsu, both partners at OMA, have been tapped to design the recently-announced expansion of the New Museum in New York. OMA will design a new building adjacent to SANAA's tiered-box museum. The project is expected to break ground in 2019 and will give the New Museum an additional 50,000 square feet (4,650 square meters) for "galleries, improved public circulation and flexible space for the institution’s continued exploration of new platforms and programs." This will be Koolhaas' first public building in New York. According to the New York Times, the New Museum—the only museum in New York City exclusively devoted to contemporary art—has already raised 50 percent of the cost.

Temporary Porcelain Clad Pavilion Addresses The Notion of Ornamentation in Architecture

06:00 - 11 October, 2017
Courtesy of Alexander Wolhoff
Courtesy of Alexander Wolhoff

The Pavilion d’Eau, designed by EPFL architecture student Alexander Wolhoff, was constructed in Lake Geneva, Switzerland. The pavilion is a product of six months of research, prototyping, and coordination with different local and academic organizations done in conjunction with LHT3 labs. The exterior of the octagon pavilion has a structural aesthetic, while the interior -- only accessed by wading in the water -- is ornamental, clad in handmade ceramic tiles.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site municipality of Saint-Saphorin en Lavaux allowed for the temporary pavilion in the waters of Lake Geneva. The project is designed to touch the landscape lightly, not affecting the natural lake bed. The pavilion is comprised of materials including lake stones, wood, and porcelain tiles. To ensure a minimal and reversible impact on the site, the footings of the pavilion are made of seven gabions, metal cages filled with stones collected from the lake.

Courtesy of Alexander Wolhoff Courtesy of Alexander Wolhoff Courtesy of Alexander Wolhoff Courtesy of Alexander Wolhoff + 20

Poix-Terron Cultural and Sport Centre / philippe gibert architecte

05:00 - 11 October, 2017
Poix-Terron Cultural and Sport Centre  / philippe gibert architecte, © Nicolas Waltefaugle
© Nicolas Waltefaugle

© Marc-Olivier Luron © Sergio Grazia © Nicolas Waltefaugle © Sergio Grazia + 14

Fresh Doubts Loom Over Japan's Vast Subterranean Water Control Systems

04:00 - 11 October, 2017
Fresh Doubts Loom Over Japan's Vast Subterranean Water Control Systems, © <a href=“https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Geofront_Temple%5E_%E9%A6%96%E9%83%BD%E5%9C%8F%E5%A4%96%E9%83%AD%E6%94%BE%E6%B0%B4%E8%B7%AF_-_panoramio.jpg”>Wikimedia user AMANO Jun-ichi</a> licensed under <a href=“https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/“>CC BY 3.0</a>. Image Courtesy of AMANO Jun-ichi
© Wikimedia user AMANO Jun-ichi licensed under CC BY 3.0. Image Courtesy of AMANO Jun-ichi

Rising sea levels, and the potential of extreme conditions globally, are threatening coastal cities around the world. While the Netherlands are often considered to be leading the engineering battle against the tides, Japan—with a renewed sense of urgency—are investing heavily in high-end systems and infrastructure to protect their largest metropoli.

Renault Symbioz Smart Home / Marchi architects

03:00 - 11 October, 2017
Renault Symbioz Smart Home / Marchi architects, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 25

Public Nursery in Glyfada / KLab architecture

02:00 - 11 October, 2017
Public Nursery in Glyfada / KLab architecture, © Mariana Bisti
© Mariana Bisti

© Mariana Bisti © Mariana Bisti © Mariana Bisti © Mariana Bisti + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Glyfada, Greece
  • Principal Architect

    Konstantinos Labrinopoulos
  • Project Architect

    Veronika Vasileiou
  • Project team

    Myrto Lantza, Kelly Kagka
  • Area

    400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Dachland's HQ in Mainz / SYRA_Schoyerer Architekten

00:00 - 11 October, 2017
Dachland's HQ in Mainz  / SYRA_Schoyerer Architekten, © SCHOYERER
© SCHOYERER

© Schuppelius © Jörg Hempel © Schuppelius © Jörg Hempel + 50

Mausam - House of the Seasons / ZERO STUDIO

22:00 - 10 October, 2017
Mausam - House of the Seasons  / ZERO STUDIO, © Ar Hamid MM
© Ar Hamid MM

© Ar Hamid MM © Ar Hamid MM © Ar Hamid MM © Ar Hamid MM + 31

Barozzi Veiga's Unbuilt Museum Project Immortalized In Blade Runner 2049

20:15 - 10 October, 2017

Blade Runner 2049, the recently-released sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic, has prompted a deluge of interest in the futuristic, dystopian world in which it is set. However, it seems that some architects may have a more direct interest in the film than usual, as images surfacing on Twitter show an uncanny similarity between some of the film’s concept art and a 2010 design by Spanish practice Estudio Barozzi Veiga.

Peak Office / Pure Architect

20:00 - 10 October, 2017
Peak Office / Pure Architect

Peak Office / Pure Architect Peak Office / Pure Architect Peak Office / Pure Architect Peak Office / Pure Architect + 54

  • Architects

  • Location

    ซอย 3, ถนนรัชดาภิเษก - ซอย รัชดาภิเษก 7 แขวง ดินแดง เขต ดินแดง กรุงเทพมหานคร 10400, Thailand
  • Area

    1200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017

MINTH Headquarters / MORE Architecture

19:00 - 10 October, 2017
MINTH Headquarters / MORE Architecture, © Wassink Lundgren
© Wassink Lundgren

© Wassink Lundgren © Wassink Lundgren Courtesy of MORE Architecture © Wassink Lundgren + 38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China
  • Lead Architects

    Daan Roggeveen, Robert Chen
  • Project Architects

    Jaime Fernandez Rosa (Concept + SD), Sander Marino (DD + CD), Chuang Jui-Heng (CD+Construction)
  • Area

    25000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

The Two Rock House / Wolf Architects

17:00 - 10 October, 2017
The Two Rock House  / Wolf Architects, Courtesy of Wolf Architects
Courtesy of Wolf Architects

Courtesy of Wolf Architects Courtesy of Wolf Architects Courtesy of Wolf Architects Courtesy of Wolf Architects + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Australia
  • Area

    603.86 m2
  • Project Year

    2014

Feilden Clegg Bradley Granted Approval on St Mary’s Hospital Project in London

16:40 - 10 October, 2017
Feilden Clegg Bradley Granted Approval on St Mary’s Hospital Project in London, © FCB Studios
© FCB Studios

The Westminster City Council has granted planning permission for the New Outpatients Building at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London. Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, the 8-story building will consolidate outpatient services currently spread across 40 different locations into one comprehensive care center, increasing comfortability and ease-of-use for both patients and employees. 

© FCB Studios © FCB Studios © FCB Studios © FCB Studios + 6

The Site Operations Center at BMW / Perkins+Will

15:00 - 10 October, 2017
The Site Operations Center at BMW / Perkins+Will, Courtesy of Perkins+Will
Courtesy of Perkins+Will

Courtesy of Perkins+Will Courtesy of Perkins+Will Courtesy of Perkins+Will Courtesy of Perkins+Will + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
  • Area

    65000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016