Spotlight: William Pereira

08:00 - 25 April, 2016
Spotlight: William Pereira, Geisel Library. Image © Darren Bradley
Geisel Library. Image © Darren Bradley

Winner of the 1942 Acadamy Award for Best Special Effects, William Pereira (April 25, 1909 – November 13, 1985) also designed some of America's most iconic examples of futurist architecture, with his heavy stripped down functionalism becoming the symbol of many US institutions and cities. Working with his more prolific film-maker brother Hal Pereira, William Pereira's talent as an art director translated into a long and prestigious career creating striking and idiosyncratic buildings across the West Coast of America.

After Belonging Agency Announce Conference Speakers for the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale

07:00 - 25 April, 2016
2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale Conference
2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale Conference

The After Belonging Agency, the curatorial team behind the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT), have revealed sixteen speakers who will present at the event's central conference at the Oslo Opera House this coming September. Atelier Bow-Wow, Snøhetta alongside a number of other academics, practitioners and decision-makers will come together to "address architecture’s relation to current pressing questions such as refugeeism, migration and homelessness, new mediated forms of domesticity and foreignness, environmental displacements, tourism, and the technologies and economies of sharing."

Zaha Hadid Architects Begins Construction on NürnbergMesse Hall 3C

06:00 - 25 April, 2016
 Zaha Hadid Architects Begins Construction on NürnbergMesse Hall 3C, NürnbergMesse Hall 3A. Image © Heiko Stahl
NürnbergMesse Hall 3A. Image © Heiko Stahl

Zaha Hadid Architects has begun construction on the NürnbergMesse Hall 3C for international exhibition and congress company NürnbergMesse, in Nuremberg, Germany. The design for Hall 3C is a continuation of the design principles from Hall 3A, which was built by Zaha Hadid Architects in 2014.  

As a part of the NürnbergMesse exhibition company, Hall 3A connects existing hexagonal grid halls from the 1970s to the rectangular halls at Grosse Strasse. Hall 3C will be modeled in a similar fashion, featuring a trapezoid-shaped and spaning 10,000 square meters.

NürnbergMesse Hall 3A. Image © Heiko Stahl NürnbergMesse Hall 3A. Image © Heiko Stahl NürnbergMesse Hall 3A. Image © Heiko Stahl NürnbergMesse Hall 3A. Image © Heiko Stahl +6

Casa a l’aspre / nomarq | estudi d’arquitectura

05:00 - 25 April, 2016
Casa a l’aspre / nomarq | estudi d’arquitectura, © Milena Villalba
© Milena Villalba

© Milena Villalba © Milena Villalba © Milena Villalba © Milena Villalba +20

Deventer Town Hall Interior / atelier PRO

03:00 - 25 April, 2016
© Eva Bloem
© Eva Bloem
  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    Grote Kerkhof 4, 7411 KT Deventer, The Netherlands
  • Project Architects

    Dorte Kristensen, Naomi Schiphorst
  • Interior Architects

    Wessel Reinders, Naomi Schiphorst, Susan Vlemminx
  • Area

    24000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Eva Bloem © Eva Bloem © Eva Bloem © Eva Bloem +32

85 Sheltered Housing Units for Senior and Public Facilities / GRND82

02:00 - 25 April, 2016
85 Sheltered Housing Units for Senior and Public Facilities  / GRND82, © Adria Goula
© Adria Goula
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer de Can Travi, 08035 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Sergi Serrat, Ginés Egea, Cristina García
  • Area

    8925.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Adria Goula © Adria Goula © Adria Goula © Jordi Castellano +50

Collage House / S+PS Architects

20:00 - 24 April, 2016
Collage House / S+PS Architects, Courtesy of S+PS Architects
Courtesy of S+PS Architects

Courtesy of S+PS Architects Courtesy of S+PS Architects Courtesy of S+PS Architects Courtesy of S+PS Architects +45

Hear the Sounds of Buildings in This Song By the “Wikisinger”

14:00 - 24 April, 2016

Buildings and cityscapes – or the lack thereof – change the way we hear significantly. Acousticians and acoustic engineers are often hired to solve problems with sound leakage, but few people consider the difference between a shout across a city block and the same shout down a closed hallway. In this video, the differences in sound quality in various environments are compared, as the “Wikisinger” performs the same song in 15 places.

Cycling between places like a cathedral, a field in front of oil naves, a concrete tunnel, an abandoned attic and a silence chamber, the acoustic differences between each space are made clear as the song reverberates or lands flatly against the walls surrounding it. Splicing and augmenting the different sounds of each place, the singer creates a kind of orchestra of architecture, inviting listeners to take a second to hear the buildings around them.

Baroque Museum / Toyo Ito

13:00 - 24 April, 2016
Baroque Museum / Toyo Ito , © Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Atlixcayotl, Reserva Territorial Atlixcáyotl, Corredor Comercial Desarrollo Atlixcayotl, Puebla, Pue., Mexico
  • Architectural Project

    Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects
  • Local Architect

    Federico Bautista Alonso
  • Area

    18149.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa +21

Bee Breeders Announces Winners of Charlie Hebdo Portable Pavilion Competition

12:00 - 24 April, 2016
Bee Breeders Announces Winners of Charlie Hebdo Portable Pavilion Competition, 1st Prize Exterior View. Image via Bee Breeders
1st Prize Exterior View. Image via Bee Breeders

International architecture competition organizers Bee Breeders have announced the three winners and honourable mentions of their competition to design a Charlie Hebdo Portable Pavilion. Intended to be a travelling exhibition of the work of the French Magazine “Charlie Hebdo,” participants were asked to “support and promote” principles of free speech in their design. Responding to the terror attacks against Charlie Hebdo and the ensuing global discourse on free speech, the competition sought to deconstruct the “conventional assumptions of free speech,” and look specifically at “what makes speech free and how much of it comes at a cost.”

Entries were judged for the way they challenged these assumptions in terms of space, material and form. Preference was given to projects that had clear concepts, circulation, sequence and narrative, in addition to public engagement and a “reconciliation between the abstract and theoretical with the physical and real.” Consideration was also given to the way projects contributed to a discourse – rather than expressing an opposition - concerning the growing grey areas between "ideological, political, and cultural binaries." 

6 Community Architecture Projects in the Peruvian Jungle

09:30 - 24 April, 2016
Sondoveni Community Center. Image Courtesy of ConstruyeIdentidad
Sondoveni Community Center. Image Courtesy of ConstruyeIdentidad

Plan Selva (Jungle Plan) -- a project to build modular schools in Amazonian villages -- was selected as the focal point of the Peruvian pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. In light of this, we take a look at the work of two other organizations that have been carrying out major projects in the country's largest natural region: ConstruyeIdentidad, which creates innovative projects using traditional materials and techniques and an exchange of ideas between students, professionals and the community; and Semillas, an organization that designs educational spaces used as areas of communication between indigenous communities, promoting the development of these relationships and exchanges through participatory processes. 

School- Atsipatari Sondoveni. Image Courtesy of ConstruyeIdentidad School in Chuquibambilla. Image © Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia © Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia Courtesy of ConstruyeIdentidad +63

Aguas Claras House / Alfredo Comandari

09:00 - 24 April, 2016
Aguas Claras House / Alfredo Comandari, © Vicente García M.
© Vicente García M.

© Vicente García M. © Vicente García M. © Vicente García M. © Vicente García M. +24

Moleskine Recreates Game of Thrones Intro With Paper Architectural Models

08:00 - 24 April, 2016

To promote the launch of their new Game of Thrones notebooks, Moleskine has released a video that recreates a portion of the series’ title sequence using only paper architecture models. Made by Milan-based animation studio Dadomani, the stop motion video uses over 7,600 paper cutouts.

The video shows the fortress in King’s Landing, starting with a view of the surrounding houses before panning to the castle where its cogs and gears begin to spin. Slowly the castle folds into itself, becoming a page in the Moleskine notebook.

Office in Debrecen / Archiko Kft

05:00 - 24 April, 2016
Office in Debrecen  / Archiko Kft, © Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky
  • Architects

  • Location

    Debrecen, Ötmalom utca 5, 4029 Hungary
  • Architect in Charge

    Péter Kovács DLA (Doctor of Liberal Arts)
  • Area

    237.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky +37

Lacapelle-del-fraisse / Atelier du Rouget Simon Teyssou & associés

02:00 - 24 April, 2016
Lacapelle-del-fraisse / Atelier du Rouget Simon Teyssou & associés, © Christophe Camus
© Christophe Camus

© Christophe Camus © Christophe Camus © Christophe Camus © Christophe Camus +26

Ophir / Architects' Creative

20:00 - 23 April, 2016
Ophir / Architects' Creative, © Charlotte Clements
© Charlotte Clements

© Charlotte Clements © Charlotte Clements © Charlotte Clements © Charlotte Clements +27

Call for Papers: Society of Architectural Historians 2017 Annual International Conference

16:00 - 23 April, 2016
Call for Papers: Society of Architectural Historians 2017 Annual International Conference

The Society of Architectural Historians is now accepting abstracts for its 70th Annual International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, June 7–11. Please submit an abstract no later than June 6, 2016, to one of the 32 thematic sessions, the Graduate Student Lightning Talks or the open sessions. The thematic sessions have been selected to cover topics across all time periods and architectural styles. SAH encourages submissions from architectural, landscape, and urban historians; museum curators; preservationists; independent scholars; architects; and members of SAH chapters and partner organizations.

Spanning the Future: A Documentary About the Life and Work of Frei Otto

14:00 - 23 April, 2016

Frei Otto: Spanning the Future, a documentary focusing on the life and work of 2015 Pritzker Prize winner, Frei Otto, has finished production and will be screened at various venues during the course of 2016. The film features one of the last interviews Otto gave before his death, in addition to commentary from renowned architects and engineers, including Zaha Hadid and Jürgen Hennicke, on the importance of his work. In the film, Otto discusses the influences on his work and his approaches on form finding and the development of tensile structures.