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Campus Roskilde / Henning Larsen Architects

© Peter Jarvard
© Peter Jarvard

© Kontraframe © Peter Jarvard © Thorbjorn Hansen © Kontraframe

Armagnac / Habiter Autrement + Ateliers Jean Nouvel

  • Architects: Habiter Autrement, Ateliers Jean Nouvel
  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Architect in Charge: Mia Hägg, Sandrine Forais, Jean Nouvel
  • Project Manager: Sandrine Forais, Stéphane Allaire
  • Architectural Consultant: Jean-Jacques Raynaud
  • Team Members: Mathilde Jauvin, Aimée Lau, Félix Medina, Louis Mangin, Nicolas Métro, Marcel Züger
  • Area: 5418.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault

Hiiu Lõvi (HIIU) / Alver Arhitektid

  • Architects: Alver Arhitektid
  • Location: Tallinn, Estonia
  • Design Team: Andres Alver, Tarmo Laht, Indrek Rünkla, Ulla Saar, Sven Koppel
  • Interior: Iseasi (Edina Dufala-Pärn, Martin Pärn)
  • Area: 8500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Alver Arhitektid, Kaido Haagen

Courtesy of Alver Arhitektid Courtesy of Alver Arhitektid Courtesy of Alver Arhitektid © Kaido Haagen

Polyphonic / Jun Igarashi Architects

  • Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects
  • Location: Tokoro District, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
  • Area: 128.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano

How We Can Design a Better System Through "Ethical Hacking"

In this article, originally posted on Grasp as "We Are All Ethical Hackers!", Kasper Worm-Petersen demonstrates how design has the ability to make the abstract tangible and create desirable activities. When that ability is used to promote sustainability and improve the state of the world great things happen and we all get a chance to become ethical hackers.

There are enough big issues to tackle in the world today. The financial crisis and the climate crisis seem almost insurmountable. And as our old habits are keeping us from adapting to the new circumstances there is a need for viable alternatives to our current way of living. At the Design for Smart Growth event held by the Global Agenda Council on Design and Innovation some interesting and promising solutions were presented. And they all had design as a key component.

The Danish Minister of the Environment Ida Auken set the scene when she discussed her engagement in environmental policies, “I was so frustrated with the image of environmental policies. That green was someone who hated life... I really want to flip it around and see how we can get people to actually want to live in a sustainable way. How can we make them desire it? And that is where designers come in. It is as easy as that.”

Read on to find out how we can be "ethical hackers" after the break.

Jinan Vanke Marketing Center / Tsushima Design Studio

  • Architects: Tsushima Design Studio
  • Location: Jinan, Shandong, China
  • Landscape Architects: Yamato Planning Consultant Co
  • Area: 1557.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa

TimeLAX: A Time-Lapse Video Series of Los Angeles

TimeLAX travels across the sprawled city of Los Angeles, connecting some of the city’s most iconic landmarks - Disney Concert Hall, the Griffith Observatory and John Ferraro Building - with over 200 locations that reveal the true essence of the city’s fabric. 

Part 2, after the break. 

Center for Interpretation of The Battle of Atoleiros / Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos + Oficina Ideias em Linha

© FG + SG © FG + SG © FG + SG © FG + SG

Competition Entry: 'My Iran' (Expo Milan 2015) / Akaran Architects & IRANBON

Courtesy of Akaran Architects
Courtesy of Akaran Architects

Akaran Architects, in collaboration with IRANBON, have been selected as one of four finalist for their proposal 'My Iran,' a pavilion representing the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Milan Expo 2015. The team will now join the other finalists to refine their ideas into a single proposal. The rectangular site (20 by 100 meters) is a 'resonant landscape,' aiming to showcase the central theme: feeding the planet, energy for life

Winners of Hong Kong 'GIFT' Ideas Competition Announced

Winners of the 'GIFT' (Green Innovation Future Technology) Ideas Competition in Hong Kong have been selected by a panel of judges representing Hong Kong Science Park (HKSTPC), local government, and private organizations. The winning proposals best displayed the aim of the competition: to create an innovative and iconic architecture; design a low-carbon emissions building that promotes sustainable strategies and lifestyles; nurture and uncover new local talent, and to create a scheme that unifies the Park's development.

Review the winning proposals after the break...

White Space Orthodontic Clinic / bureauhub architecture

  • Architects: bureauhub architecture
  • Location: Via Teseo, 13, 95126 Catania, Italy
  • Architects in Charge: Tobias Hegemann & Chiara Baccarini
  • Area: 220.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe

We Need More 'Building' in Architecture School

"Architectural education is very abstract." Virginia Tech professors and Rural Studio alumni Keith and Marie Zawistowski sit down to talk about the importance of a hands-on experience, suggesting a fundamental restructuring of curriculums. With projects such as the Masonic Ampitheater, they — together with their students — set out to prove that somethings are simply solved by building. Read the full article here, "What Architecture Schools Get Wrong"

Drawing Shadows by Gautam Bhatia

Gautam Bhatia is an architect based in New Delhi and one of the most well-known architectural writers in India, having written for The New York TimesOutlook magazine and Indian Express.

We live today the way we do because we know no other. Our lives fit the defined patterns of homes, streets, neighborhoods, cities. As an architect I try to understand and explore - through drawing - different possibilities of building and landscape. More and more, drawing has taken me away from the conventions of architecture, into more abstract realms. Drawing has helped define space as it doesn’t exist, and perhaps as it should. Not in a utopian way, but one that tries merely to describe a different way we may live.

St. Nikolaus / Kadawittfeldarchitektur

© Margherita Spiluttini
© Margherita Spiluttini
  • Architects: Kadawittfeldarchitektur
  • Location: Neumarkt, Austria
  • Project Manager: Stefan Haass
  • Client: Gemeindeverband Neumarkt am Wallersee
  • Area: 4300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2001
  • Photographs: Margherita Spiluttini, Fritz Lorber

© Margherita Spiluttini © Fritz Lorber © Fritz Lorber © Margherita Spiluttini

William Jones College Preparatory / Perkins+Will

© James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography © James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography © James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography © James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography

Ga On Jai / IROJE KHM Architects

© Jong Oh Kim
© Jong Oh Kim
  • Architects: IROJE KHM Architects
  • Location: Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge: HyoMan Kim
  • Design Team: Kyung Jin-Jung, SeungHee-Song, SuKyung-Jang, JiYeon-Kim, EunJin-Sin, HyeJin-Kim, WooSin-Sim
  • Area: 329.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Jong Oh Kim, Sergio Pirrone, Jeong Sik Mun

© Sergio Pirrone © Jong Oh Kim © Sergio Pirrone © Jeong Sik Mun