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Pixel Wall / HKU Department of Architecture

15:00 - 10 November, 2015
Pixel Wall / HKU Department of Architecture, © Abdul Yeung
© Abdul Yeung

© Cheng Xiao Thomas © Guo Jia Jeff © Cheng Xiao Thomas © Cheng Xiao Thomas + 27

Video: Amanda Williams On Color(ed) Theory

14:25 - 10 November, 2015

In an effort to spark new ideas for "zero value landscapes," Amanda Williams has been painting abandoned houses in Chicago's South Side with a "palette of culturally coded, monochromatic colors" to "explore how academic and theoretical definitions of color map across veiled language used in American media/popular culture to describe racially charged city spaces... Think a female Gordon Matta-Clark parading around as a Black Josef Albers," says the artist. 

Watch the video above, commissioned by the Chicago Architecture Biennial and produced by Spirit of Space, to learn more.

North Vancouver House / Scott & Scott Architects

13:00 - 10 November, 2015
North Vancouver House / Scott & Scott Architects, Courtesy of Scott & Scott Architects
Courtesy of Scott & Scott Architects

Courtesy of Scott & Scott Architects Courtesy of Scott & Scott Architects Courtesy of Scott & Scott Architects Courtesy of Scott & Scott Architects + 15

Madrid Río Wins Harvard's Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design

12:30 - 10 November, 2015
Madrid Río Wins Harvard's Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design , Courtesy of Harvard GSD
Courtesy of Harvard GSD

Madrid Río, a 120-hectare linear park that transformed the banks of Madrid's Manzanares River, has been awarded the Harvard Graduate School of Design's 12th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design. Designed by Burgos & Garrido, Porras & La Casta, Rubio & Álvarez-Sala, and West 8, the public park completed its final phase this year - 10 years after being announced as winner of project's international competition.

“The decision to award Madrid Río the Green Prize in Urban Design was motivated by the jury’s desire to highlight the potential for thoughtfully planned and carefully executed mobility infrastructures to transform a city and its region,” commented jury chair Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning at Harvard GSD. “The extent to which the project harnesses the deployment of new infrastructures as an opportunity to repair and regenerate the city through carefully articulated design interventions is particularly valuable within the context of contemporary urbanization globally.”

Courtesy of Harvard GSD Courtesy of Harvard GSD Courtesy of Burgos & Garrido Courtesy of Burgos & Garrido + 20

Covalco Offices / INAI.Paul Vazquez

11:00 - 10 November, 2015
Covalco Offices / INAI.Paul Vazquez, © Juan Alberto Andrade
© Juan Alberto Andrade

© Juan Alberto Andrade © Juan Alberto Andrade © Juan Alberto Andrade © Juan Alberto Andrade + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Project Area

    1200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014

Interview with Benedetta Tagliabue: Looking at Buildings as if They Were Decomposing and Becoming New Sketches

10:30 - 10 November, 2015
Interview with Benedetta Tagliabue: Looking at Buildings as if They Were Decomposing and Becoming New Sketches, Spanish Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010. Image © Shen Zhonghai KDE
Spanish Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010. Image © Shen Zhonghai KDE

Over the past quarter-century, EMBT has emerged as one of the most influential practices in Spain, remaining as thought-provoking under the sole direction of Benedetta Tagliabue as it was before the tragic death of her inspirational husband and co-founder Enric Miralles. In this installment of his “City of Ideas” column, Vladimir Belogolovsky visits Tagliabue at the firm's studio in Barcelona to talk about the role of experimentation and curiosity in their work.

Vladimir Belogolovsky: Before we start, I would like to compliment you on the space here at your studio. It is absolutely fantastic to feel such creative drive here, and I am particularly fascinated with the very simple light fixtures with cords stapled to walls, each expressing its own character and its distinctive signature. I wonder how consciously all these features are done here. Or is it a true laboratory and tomorrow the studio might look slightly different?

Benedetta Tagliabue: It is sort of conscious, but also many things are here because we are constantly running out of space. Most importantly, we want to work in a kind of space that inspires us. So we are in the old city… We found this abandoned building in the early 90s with many layers of history, which reminds me of Venice where I lived before meeting Enric [Miralles]. Yet, from the beginning, it was clear to us that this was going to be a forward-looking, experimental place. And everyone who comes here can see the type of work we are producing. We particularly champion a hand-made approach – building models, making collages. You see and feel what it is like here!

Scottish Parliament Building, Edinburgh. Image © Scottish Parliament Corporate Santa Caterina Market, Barcelona. Image © Alex Gaultier Clichy-Montfermeil Metro Station, Clichy-sous-Bois, Paris. Image Courtesy of EMBT Gas Natural Office Building, Barcelona. Image © Alex Gaultier + 22

Torre del Molino Housing / Estudio Castellitti-Bertoni Arqs & Asoc.

09:00 - 10 November, 2015
Torre del Molino Housing / Estudio Castellitti-Bertoni Arqs & Asoc., © Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

© Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    25 de Mayo & Candido Pujato, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Project Architects

    Eduardo Castellitti, Carlos Castellitti, José Ignacio Castellitti, Griselda Bertoni
  • Project Area

    1279.0 m2

AD Interviews: Vicente Guallart / Moscow Urban Forum

08:00 - 10 November, 2015

During the 2015 Moscow Urban Forum, city experts from different regions and countries united to exchange practices, projects, and trends. The event fueled discussion on the city of Moscow, which is currently working on its expansion plans, new transport infrastructure, and a series of urban initiatives that are having a positive impact on the quality of life in the city.

Kengo Kuma Designs Sculptural Pavilion in Paris

06:00 - 10 November, 2015
Kengo Kuma Designs Sculptural Pavilion in Paris, © Stefan Tuchila
© Stefan Tuchila

Kengo Kuma & Associates has unveiled its latest project for the Galerie Philippe Gravier in Paris. Entitled Yure, a Japanese expression for a nomadic habitat moving in the wind, the project is made from identical wooden pieces, seeking to blur the lines between art and architecture with its organic structural geometry.

© Stefan Tuchila © Stefan Tuchila © Stefan Tuchila © Stefan Tuchila + 25

Quarry Theatre at St Luke's / Foster 
Wilson
 Architects

05:00 - 10 November, 2015
Quarry Theatre at St Luke's / Foster 
Wilson
 Architects, © Philip Vile
© Philip Vile

© Philip Vile © Philip Vile © Philip Vile © Philip Vile + 14

RIBA Future Trends Survey Records Optimistic Prospects

04:00 - 10 November, 2015
RIBA Future Trends Survey Records Optimistic Prospects, Courtesy of RIBA
Courtesy of RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)’s Future Trends Survey for September 2015 shows a level of consistency with the workload index remaining unchanged at a balance figure of +21. All nations and regions within the United Kingdom returned positive balance figures, with practices in Scotland responding most confidently about workloads in the next quarter. The report states that practices remain firmly positive about overall workload prospects in the medium term, though with "an apparent leveling-off in the rate of growth."

Pevasa Headquarters / Diego Soroa

03:00 - 10 November, 2015
Pevasa Headquarters / Diego Soroa, © Wenzel
© Wenzel

© Wenzel © Wenzel © Wenzel © Wenzel + 25

Family House in Nučice / Mimosa architects

02:00 - 10 November, 2015
Family House in Nučice / Mimosa architects, © BoysPlayNice
© BoysPlayNice

© BoysPlayNice © BoysPlayNice © BoysPlayNice © BoysPlayNice + 18

Soif d'Ailleurs Wine Store / Atela Architectes

22:00 - 9 November, 2015
Soif d'Ailleurs Wine Store / Atela Architectes, © Gitty Darugar
© Gitty Darugar

© Gitty Darugar © Gitty Darugar © Gitty Darugar © Gitty Darugar + 16

Lanshi Xidi Clubhouse / WANG, CAI & ASSOCIATES

20:00 - 9 November, 2015
Lanshi Xidi Clubhouse / WANG, CAI & ASSOCIATES, © Xia Zhi, Wang Quan
© Xia Zhi, Wang Quan

© Xia Zhi, Wang Quan © Xia Zhi, Wang Quan © Xia Zhi, Wang Quan © Xia Zhi, Wang Quan + 69

  • Architects

  • Location

    Huaiyin, Jinan, Shandong, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Wang Quan, Cai Shanyi
  • Design Team

    Li Mianli, Xu Hailong, Wang Yimeng, Zhang Changqing, Xu Kun
  • Area

    1530.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

The Blyth Performing Arts Centre / Stevens Lawson Architects

19:00 - 9 November, 2015
The Blyth Performing Arts Centre / Stevens Lawson Architects, © Mark Smith
© Mark Smith

© Mark Smith © Mark Smith © Mark Smith © Mark Smith + 22

Heaven Realm Garden Sales Center / C&C Design Co

17:00 - 9 November, 2015
Heaven Realm Garden Sales Center / C&C Design Co, Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD.
Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD.

Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD. Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD. Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD. Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD. + 20

  • Architects

    C&C Design Co
  • Location

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Design Director

    Peng Zheng
  • Design Team

    Peng Zheng, Xie Zekun, Wu Jia
  • Area

    850.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

WSJ Names Richard Serra and Thomas Heatherwick Innovators of the Year

16:00 - 9 November, 2015
WSJ Names Richard Serra and Thomas Heatherwick Innovators of the Year, “East-West/West-East” / Richard Serra. Image © Nelson Garrido
“East-West/West-East” / Richard Serra. Image © Nelson Garrido

Richard Serra and Thomas Heatherwick are among the seven honored at WSJ. Magazine's fifth annual Innovator Awards last night at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Serra, who earlier this year celebrated the completion of his second Qatari sculpture, was deemed 2015's "Art Innovator;" Heatherwick's "adaptive designs" landed him the title of "Design Innovator" of the year. Read on for a short interview with both winners.