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Competition Entry: OYO's Kortrijk Campus Scheme Awarded Second Prize

01:00 - 12 October, 2014
Competition Entry: OYO's Kortrijk Campus Scheme Awarded Second Prize, © OYO – Open Y Office
© OYO – Open Y Office

OYO - Open Y Office, together with Arch&Teco, has received second prize among nine participants in an invited competition for a new Howest campus building in Kortrijk.

“We envision this new campus as an interactive field where we catch the classrooms in the middle; conceived as areas of focus. This field contains lecture rooms, informal meeting spaces, restaurant, bar, shop and lounge areas and wraps around the area of focus; connecting the park all the way up to the roof garden where students, teachers, alumni, companies and neighbors are invited to shop and exchange knowledge.”

Park. Image © OYO – Open Y Office © OYO – Open Y Office Interior "Loop". Image © OYO – Open Y Office Roof Garden . Image © OYO – Open Y Office +21

Video: Alejandro Aravena on PRES Constitución and Rebuilding After Disaster

00:00 - 11 October, 2014

Santiago-based architect Alejandro Aravena of Elemental discusses the sustainable reconstruction of Constitución in Chile following a devastating earthquake in 2010. Given just 100 days to design a resilient masterplan, capable of protecting the city against future natural disasters, Elemental implemented a natural solution: planting a forest that would protect the city from future floods. The design has since receive international recognition, most recently being awarded first prize in the Zumtobel Group Award’s Urban Development & Initiatives category.

Rue Losserand / atelier 100architecture

01:00 - 11 October, 2014
Rue Losserand  / atelier 100architecture, © Brice Desrez
© Brice Desrez

© Brice Desrez © Brice Desrez © Brice Desrez © Brice Desrez +23

L_Square House / Wise Architecture

01:00 - 11 October, 2014
© Roh Kyung
© Roh Kyung
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Design Team

    Sungho Kim, Bokgi Lee
  • Collaborator

    NDL Architects and Planners(Jongbok Kim)
  • Structural Enginer

    Jarchiv
  • Area

    170.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Roh Kyung © Roh Kyung © Roh Kyung © Roh Kyung +28

Kleinerdrei / PARAT

01:00 - 11 October, 2014
Kleinerdrei / PARAT, © mfruscella & dmanduzio
© mfruscella & dmanduzio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Eifflerstraße 43, 22769 Hamburg, Germany
  • Corporate Identity

    Carolin Rauen
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© mfruscella & dmanduzio © mfruscella & dmanduzio © mfruscella & dmanduzio © mfruscella & dmanduzio +14

63 Compton / Doone Silver Architects

01:00 - 11 October, 2014
63 Compton / Doone Silver Architects, © Matt Bargery
© Matt Bargery

© Hurford Salvi Carr © Matt Bargery © Hurford Salvi Carr © Matt Bargery +17

Heartland Habitat for Humanity / el dorado

01:00 - 11 October, 2014
Heartland Habitat for Humanity / el dorado, © Mike Sinclair
© Mike Sinclair
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Architecture Team

    Josh Shelton, AIA, principal-in-charge; Steve Salzer, AIA, project manager; Brandon Froelich, project designer
  • General Contractor

    Tom Lally
  • Area

    2325.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Mike Sinclair © Mike Sinclair © Mike Sinclair © Mike Sinclair +13

Competition Entry: SCStudio Transforms Budapest Park into "Urban Archipelago"

01:00 - 11 October, 2014
Competition Entry: SCStudio Transforms Budapest Park into "Urban Archipelago", © SCStudio
© SCStudio

As part of the Liget Budapest Competition, SCStudio has shared their entry for the House of Hungarian Music. A transformation of an existing city park, the project is conceived as a sequence of cultural programs - an “urban archipelago” - connected by a “naturalistic promenade” of pathways and landscape within a preserved forested area.

© SCStudio © SCStudio © SCStudio Tree Preservation . Image © SCStudio +22

Interactive Infographic Tracks the Growth of the World's Megacities

00:00 - 11 October, 2014
Interactive Infographic Tracks the Growth of the World's Megacities, Tokyo remains the world's largest city, but is beginning to see competition from the world's other megacities. Image © Flickr CC User Les Taylor
Tokyo remains the world's largest city, but is beginning to see competition from the world's other megacities. Image © Flickr CC User Les Taylor

With more than 7 billion people now alive, the greatest population growth over the last century has occurred in urban areas. Now, a new series of interactive maps entitled "The Age of Megacities" and developed by software company ESRI allows us to visualize these dramatic effects and see just how this growth has shaped the geography of 10 of the world’s 28 megacities. Defined as areas with continuous urban development of over 10 million people, the number of megacities in the world is expected to increase, and while Tokyo still tops the list as the world’s largest megacity, other cities throughout Asia are quickly catching up. Find out more after the break.

EDA Breaks Ground on the University of Utah's Newest Place to "Live, Work, and Create"

01:00 - 11 October, 2014
EDA Breaks Ground on the University of Utah's Newest Place to "Live, Work, and Create", Exterior. Image Courtesy of Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute
Exterior. Image Courtesy of Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute

A collaboration of EDA Architects, Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design, and Arup, the University of Utah's newest project for the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute - "Lassonde Studios" - has broke ground. Slated as a space to live, work, and create, the building supports the mission to make the Lassonde Institute an international destination for student entrepreneurs, innovators and “makers.” The Studios will open for students in fall of 2016.

Exterior. Image Courtesy of Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute Exterior. Image Courtesy of Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute "Garage". Image Courtesy of Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute "Pod suite". Image Courtesy of Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute +9

Red Architecture Wins Top New Zealand Prize for “Innovative Black Barn”

00:00 - 11 October, 2014
Red Architecture Wins Top New Zealand Prize for “Innovative Black Barn”, Modern Barn Form / Red Architecture. Image Courtesy of ADNZ
Modern Barn Form / Red Architecture. Image Courtesy of ADNZ

Red Architecture’s “innovative black barn” has been awarded the ADNZ's (Architectural Designers New Zealand) 2014 Supreme National Design Award for its “subtle, economical and clever design.” Located in the beautiful rural landscape of Whatawhata in the Waikato, the project houses a private residence and garage within two “crisp barn-like forms” clad in vertical run steel and recycled bricks taken from the devastation caused by the Christchurch earthquakes. 

In addition to the Supreme Award winner, eight designs from across the country were presented Resene Architectural Design Awards at the ceremony. View a glimpse of each awarded project, after the break.

Il Viaggio, Shotover River / Gary Todd Architecture. Image Courtesy of ADNZ Marina Point, Fiji / Life Style Architecture. Image Courtesy of ADNZ Ducansby Road, Red Beach, Auckland / Ltd Architectural. Image Courtesy of ADNZ Modern Barn Form / Red Architecture. Image Courtesy of ADNZ +12

Who Should Win the Stirling Prize? The BBC Invites You to Cast Your Vote

00:00 - 10 October, 2014
Who Should Win the Stirling Prize? The BBC Invites You to Cast Your Vote

The RIBA and the BBC have partnered to screen a series of interactive online films in the final week leading up to the announcement of the 18th RIBA Stirling Prize. As the UK’s most prestigious architecture award, given annually to “the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture over the past year,” the shortlist has garnered worldwide attention. Although the ultimate decision lies in the hands of a jury, headed by British architect Spencer de Grey, the BBC will host a public vote which is available as of today.

LaSalle Waterworks Building / Affleck de la Riva architects

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
LaSalle Waterworks Building / Affleck de la Riva architects, © Marc Cramer
© Marc Cramer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenue de l'Esplanade, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Project manager

    Gavin Affleck
  • Design architect

    Gavin Affleck
  • Project team

    Steven Leather, Brigitte Boudreau, Alexandre Cassiani, Federico Carbajal, Serge Gascon and Melanie Morris
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Marc Cramer © Marc Cramer © Alexandre Chabot © Affleck de la Riva +16

Reforma Diana Corporate Building / Arditti + RDT arquitectos

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
Reforma Diana Corporate Building / Arditti  + RDT arquitectos, Courtesy of Arditti + RDT arquitectos
Courtesy of Arditti + RDT arquitectos

Courtesy of Arditti + RDT arquitectos Courtesy of Arditti + RDT arquitectos Courtesy of Arditti + RDT arquitectos Courtesy of Arditti + RDT arquitectos +44

NYC Parks / Garrison Architects

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
NYC Parks / Garrison Architects, © Andrew Rugge / archphoto
© Andrew Rugge / archphoto

© Andrew Rugge / archphoto © Andrew Rugge / archphoto © Andrew Rugge / archphoto © Andrew Rugge / archphoto +12

See The Most Over Budget Projects of All Time Ranked in this Infographic

00:00 - 10 October, 2014
See The Most Over Budget Projects of All Time Ranked in this Infographic , Courtesy of Podio
Courtesy of Podio

One thousand nine hundred and ninety: the percentage by which the $3 billion Montreal Olympic Stadium - a project designated only $148 million in 1973 - exceeded its original budgetTen: the number of years that the Sydney Opera House was over its deadline. Twenty-four: the number of projects included in Monumental Budget Busters, an interactive infographic ranking an array of works - ranging from the International Space Station to the Sochi Olympics - from smallest to largest in cost and time overruns. The list includes infrastructure, architecture, and governmental projects with budget overruns ranging from $210 million to $68 billion. These costs beg the question - does the end justify the means? Find out with the interactive infographic after the break.

Front Building of Chliriethalle / Frei + Saarinen Architekten

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
Front Building of Chliriethalle / Frei + Saarinen Architekten, © Hannes Henz
© Hannes Henz
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chlirietstrasse, 8154 Oberglatt, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge

    Barbara Frei, Martin Saarinen, with Beat Lengen, Hans-Christian Rufer
  • Engineer

    WGG Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure AG, Zürich
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Hannes Henz © Hannes Henz © Hannes Henz © Hannes Henz +26

Sleuk Rith Institute / Zaha Hadid Architects

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
Reflecting Pool. Image Courtesy of ZHA
Reflecting Pool. Image Courtesy of ZHA

Zaha Hadid Architects have unveiled their design for the Sleuk Rith Institute in Phnom Penh. The highly-anticipated project, commissioned by the Documentation Center of Cambodia’s (DC-Cam), will serve as Cambodia’s go-to archive for Khmer Rouge history and a leading center for genocide studies in Asia.

Five wooden towers, inspired by ancient Angkorian architecture, will house the institute’s “cross-section of pursuits,” including a genocide research center, graduate school, museum, document archives and research library. As the towers rise, the structures will interweave and link, connecting various departments above the ground level and uniting the institution as a singular whole. 

A virtual tour through the institute, after the break.

South Facade and Memorial Park. Image Courtesy of ZHA Entrance. Image Courtesy of ZHA Foyer. Image Courtesy of ZHA Library. Image Courtesy of ZHA +7