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Ando, Botta & Glancey on the Dream of Venice, Photographed by Riccardo De Cal

04:00 - 25 July, 2016
© Riccardo De Cal
© Riccardo De Cal

Dream of Venice Architecture, the second in a series by Bella Figura Publications, has brought together a collection of contemporary architects and architectural writers to share their personal experiences of La Serenissima: the great Italian city of Venice. "Water runs through her veins," Editor JoAnn Locktov writes. "Bridges, palaces, churches – every structure is a testament to the resiliency of imagination."

Macdonald Public Facility Complex / Kengo Kuma & Associates

03:00 - 25 July, 2016
Macdonald Public Facility Complex  / Kengo Kuma & Associates, © Guillaume Satre
© Guillaume Satre

© Guillaume Satre © Guillaume Satre © Guillaume Satre © Guillaume Satre +30

Spotlight: Glenn Murcutt

02:30 - 25 July, 2016
Spotlight: Glenn Murcutt, Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Art Centre (1999), Riversdale, West Cambewarra (NSW), designed in collaboration with Reg Lark and Wendy Lewin. Image © Flickr user Un Rosarino en Vietnam
Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Art Centre (1999), Riversdale, West Cambewarra (NSW), designed in collaboration with Reg Lark and Wendy Lewin. Image © Flickr user Un Rosarino en Vietnam

As an architect, critic and winner of the 2002 Pritzker PrizeGlenn Murcutt (born 25 July 1936) has designed some of Australia's most innovative and environmentally sensitive buildings over a long career - and yet he still remains a one man office. Despite working on his own, primarily on private residences and exclusively in Australia, his buildings have had a huge influence across the world and his motto of "touch the earth lightly" is internationally recognized as a way to foster harmonious, adaptable structures that work with the surrounding landscape instead of competing with it.

Beachyhead / SAOTA

02:00 - 25 July, 2016
Beachyhead  / SAOTA, © Adam Letch
© Adam Letch

© Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
  • Architect in Charge

    Phillippe Fouché
  • Design Team

    Stefan Antoni, Greg Truen & Mias Claassens
  • Area

    1176.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Minka 2013 / THTH architects

22:00 - 24 July, 2016
Minka 2013 / THTH architects, © Satoshi Ikuma
© Satoshi Ikuma

© Satoshi Ikuma © Satoshi Ikuma © Satoshi Ikuma © Satoshi Ikuma +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Asakura, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects in Charge

    Toshihiro Okitsu, Tetsuhiro Uchida (THTH architects)
  • Area

    90.28 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Woods Bagot Unveils Public Jetty Design for South Australia

16:00 - 24 July, 2016
Woods Bagot Unveils Public Jetty Design for South Australia, Courtesy of Woods Bagot
Courtesy of Woods Bagot

Woods Bagot has released the plans for Glenelg Jetty, a redeveloped gateway and new tourist destination in South Australia. The 15-meter-wide by 400-meter-long public jetty project was born out of a study to help revitalize Glenelg and the City of Holdfast and is hoped to attract new visitors, including visiting cruise ship passengers. 

Architecture Billings Index Remains on Solid Footing

14:00 - 24 July, 2016
Architecture Billings Index Remains on Solid Footing , via The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
via The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has reported that the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) was positive in June for the fifth consecutive month. The June ABI score was 52.6, down from 53.1 the previous month, but still reflects an increase in design services, as any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings. The new projects inquiry index was 58.6, down from 60.1 the previous month.

“Demand for residential projects has surged this year, greatly exceeding the pace set in 2015. This suggests strong future growth for housing in the coming year,” said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. “While we expect to see a momentum continue for the overall design and construction industry in the months ahead, the fact that the value of design contracts dipped into negative territory in June for the first time in more than two years is something of a concern.”

Apartment in Siena / CMTarchitects

13:00 - 24 July, 2016
Apartment in Siena / CMTarchitects, © Centrofotografico
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Perkins+Will Designs Miami Beach 'Glass Prism'

12:00 - 24 July, 2016
Perkins+Will Designs Miami Beach 'Glass Prism', © Perkins+Will
© Perkins+Will

The Miami office of Perkins+Will has unveiled the designs for 1212 Lincoln Road, a five-story mixed-use structure at the corner of Alton Road and the internationally renowned Lincoln Road Mall in Miami Beach.

The complex, which will span 140,000 square feet excluding parking, will feature 100 boutique hotel units, a European-style market, high-end retail space, as well as 450 parking spaces. The Market portion of the complex will contain fresh produce, as well as a variety of exotic eateries.

IA House / alarciaferrer arquitectos

11:00 - 24 July, 2016
IA House / alarciaferrer arquitectos, © Emilia Sierra Guzman
© Emilia Sierra Guzman

© Emilia Sierra Guzman © Emilia Sierra Guzman © Emilia Sierra Guzman © Emilia Sierra Guzman +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    La Calera, Córdoba, Argentina
  • Author Architects

    Joaquin Alarcia, Federico Ferrer
  • Structural Engineer

    German Sarboraria
  • Area

    125.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

10 Steps to Simplify Your Firm's Transition to BIM

09:30 - 24 July, 2016
10 Steps to Simplify Your Firm's Transition to BIM, OHSU/PSU/OSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building by SERA Architects and CO Architects. Image © SERA Architects
OHSU/PSU/OSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building by SERA Architects and CO Architects. Image © SERA Architects

So you’re convinced that BIM will be a good addition to your firm. Unlike more conventional CAD, BIM is composed of intelligent 3D models which make critical design and construction processes such as coordination, communication, and collaboration much easier and faster. However, for these reasons BIM is also seen by many as a more complicated software with a steep learning curve, with the potential to take a large chunk out of a firm’s operating budget during the transition period. So how do you actually transition an entire firm’s process to BIM? Here are ten steps to guide you on your way.

Tymianek Family Cafe / mode:lina architekci

09:00 - 24 July, 2016
Tymianek Family Cafe / mode:lina architekci , © Marcin Ratajczak
© Marcin Ratajczak

© Marcin Ratajczak © Marcin Ratajczak © Marcin Ratajczak © Marcin Ratajczak +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Katowicka 81C, 61-131 Poznań, Poland
  • Architect in Charge

    Paweł Garus & Jerzy Woźniak
  • Project team

    Paweł Garus, Jerzy Woźniak, Kinga Kin, Małgorzata Szymańska
  • Area

    85.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Video: Adjaye Brothers Discuss Their Upcoming Vinyl Collaboration

08:00 - 24 July, 2016

The Spaces has recently released a short film in which architect David Adjaye and his musician brother Peter Adjaye discuss their upcoming vinyl collaboration, which fuses music and architecture together to represent a multi-sensory experience.

In the film, the Adjaye brothers delve into several topics, like explaining their inspirations, David’s early ambitions as a DJ, and their upcoming soundtrack for the soon-to-be-opened National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.

Hospital Complex Broussais / a+ samueldelmas

05:00 - 24 July, 2016
Hospital Complex Broussais  / a+ samueldelmas, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Frédéric Gémonet © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +20

Swimming Pool in Luzhniki / Ka-Buro

02:00 - 24 July, 2016
Swimming Pool in Luzhniki  / Ka-Buro, Courtesy of Ka-Buro
Courtesy of Ka-Buro

Courtesy of Ka-Buro Courtesy of Ka-Buro Courtesy of Ka-Buro Courtesy of Ka-Buro +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Area

    520.8 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Ka-Buro

Rippling Box | Huishan Transportation Center / YES Atelier

20:00 - 23 July, 2016
Rippling Box | Huishan Transportation Center / YES Atelier, © Hu Yijie
© Hu Yijie

© Hu Yijie © Hu Yijie © Hu Yijie © Hu Yijie +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wuxi, Jiangsu, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Zhang Yu
  • Design Team

    Yu Bin, Zhang Jin, Liu Rongwei
  • Design Director

    Yang Zheng
  • Area

    7000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Video: The Pool - The Australian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture

16:00 - 23 July, 2016

In this interview, presented in collaboration with PLANE—SITE, the creative directors of the Australian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale discuss the motivation and execution of their design, "The Pool." In the short clip, Amelia Holliday, Isabelle Toland and Michelle Tabet provide insight into the cultural relevance of the pool within the Australian built environment and the emotional reactions they hoped to invoke in visitors. They explain the way these ideals are translated into the physical pavilion, which was intended to replicate "a place where people of different ages and backgrounds and abilities can all come together and be part of something."

Rolka Studio Fuses Music and Nature in Winning Conservatory Design

14:00 - 23 July, 2016
Rolka Studio Fuses Music and Nature in Winning Conservatory Design , Courtesy of Rolka Studio
Courtesy of Rolka Studio

Rolka Studio have unveiled their winning proposal for the Mevaseret Zion Conservatory in Israel. A joint venture of the local council of Mevaseret Zion, the Israeli Architects Association and the Musicon Association, the competition sought a design that integrated the urban and natural borders of the site with the unique musical program. The judges commented that it was Rolka Studios' interrogation of the "relationship between the creator and nature, between performance and landscape, sound and topography" that made their proposal stand out from the 85 entries. 

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