House of Dust / Antonino Cardillo architect

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Architects: Antonino Cardillo architect
Location: ,
Design And Project Management: Antonino Cardillo
Area: 100 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Antonino Cardillo architect

‘The Poetics of Boxes’, an exhibition on the work of Mathias Klotz

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With the exhibition “The Poetics of Boxes” Aedes presents the first monographic show in Europe of the work of Mathias Klotz from Santiago de Chile, currently one of Chile’s most successful international architects.

Klotz’s works are characterised by their structural clarity. The distinct volumes and lines of his buildings correspond with perfect conceptual rigour to the landscape. In the exhibition this cosmopolitan from the Pacific presents his approaches and working methods. Alongside his work as an architect for over thirty years, is also active as filmmaker and photographer. So in a certain way his buildings can be understood as constructed screenplays. They tell the stories of the inhabitants and the surroundings. Klotz’s stylistic devices are framed views, light and shadow, as well as a reduced palette of materials consisting mostly of timber and exposed concrete. Views into and out of the buildings provide a strong connection with the setting. The relationship between inside and outside is a very central theme in Klotz’s oeuvre.

Speaking at the opening, on September 13, will be Pritzker Prize jury member, Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Cristóbal Molina Baeza, Commissioner National Council for Culture and the Arts, Miquel Adriá, Director Arquine, and Mathias Klotz.

More information and images after the break.

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Courtesy of Fenn Designers

Fenn Young Designers Awards 2013

Established by Fenn Designers in 2008, and open to all young creative minds from all parts of the world from the ages of 18-33, their annual Fenn Young Designers Awards celebrates excellence in creativity and innovation in the world of…

I Wept But About What I Cannot Say: Martin Filler’s Moving Tribute to Michael Arad’s 9/11 Memorial

North Pool looking Southeast. Image © Joe Woolhead

Beginning with Charles McKim, William Mead, and Stamford White and concluding with , Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II examines the people behind the work at the forefront of 20th and early 21st century architecture. Critic masterfully integrates each person’s unique biography and distinctive character into the architectural discussion. Here is his revealing profile of Michael Arad, the young architect whose design for the National September 11 Memorial at Ground Zero brought him into the national spotlight. It was originally published on Metropolis Mag’s Point of View Blog.

I wept but about what precisely I cannot say. When I first visited Michael Arad’s newly completed National September 11 Memorial of 2003–2011 at Ground Zero, which was dedicated on the tenth anniversary of the disaster—the ubiquitous maudlin press coverage of which I had done everything possible to ignore—it impressed me at once as a sobering, disturbing, heartbreaking, and overwhelming masterpiece. Arad’s inexorably powerful, enigmatically abstract pair of abyss-like pools, which demarcate the foundations of the lost Twin Towers, came as an immense surprise to those of us who doubted that the chaotic and desultory reconstruction of the World Trade Center site could yield anything of lasting value.

Yet against all odds and despite tremendous opposition from all quarters, the design by the Israeli-American Arad—an obscure thirty-four-year-old architect working for a New York City municipal agency when his starkly Minimalist proposal, Reflecting Absence, was chosen as the winner from among the 5,201 entries to the Ground Zero competition—became the most powerful example of commemorative architecture since Maya Lin’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial of 1981–1982 in Washington, D.C.

Stacked House / NatureHumaine

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Architects: NatureHumaine
Location: , QC,
Area: 2,518 sq ft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adrien Williams

Video: David Gianotten

David Gianotten, the director of OMA Asia, designs highly modern buildings across the continent but is still drawn to traditional temples for inspiration. Enjoy this great video he did with

Details Unveiled for Elon Musk’s California, Solar-Powered “Hyperloop”

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Imagine driving your car into a sizable aluminum pod and being shot 800 miles per hour through an elevated, shotgun-like barrel to arrive at a city 400 miles away within 30 minutes. According to Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla Motors, Californians will be doing this within the next decade. 

Nearly a year after mentioning the possibility of a hyper-speed transit system and voicing discontent over the state’s “expensive, slow and impractical” high-speed rail proposal, Musk has unveiled a detailed synopsis of his solar- and wind-powered “Hyperloop.” The idea, originally inspired by the vacuum tubes used to transport checks at bank drive-throughs, has the potential to revolutionize mass transit.


© Mischa Erben

Location: Klosterneuburg,
Architect In Charge: Connie Herzog, Gerfried Hinteregger
Structural Engineer: DI Franz Wölflinger
Area: 305 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Mischa Erben

Świdnicka Underground Crossing Winning Proposal / Major Architekci

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In October 2012, Major Architekci won a competition to reconstruct a crossing in Wroclaw, . It is scheduled to be finished in 2016, when Wroclaw will be the European Capital of Culture. More images and a description from the architects after the break.

Lintong Zhiyang Cultural Park / Lacime Architectural Design

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Location: Lintong, Xi’an, Shaanxi,
Design Team: Song Zhaoqing, Zhao Jingxin
Collaborators: Chen Yan, Liu Xiaoli
Client: Lingtong Committee
Area: 45107.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Yao Li

ST JEAN / Leibar-Seigneurin

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Architects: Leibar-Seigneurin
Location: Bordeaux,
Area: 8,614 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Patrick Miara, Martin y Zentol

The Sarang Community Church / Seoinn Design Group

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Architects: Seoinn Design Group
Location: , Gyeonggi-do, South
Project Architects: Dong gyu Choi, Yoo cheol Choi
Area: 12202.42 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Chae Soo Uk

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Courtesy of Russian Green Building Council

Park “Russia” International Competition

Russian Green Building Council just announced the start of the international competition for the concept and financial model for Park “Russia” which is to become the largest theme park in Europe. Destined to become a unique tourist cluster, oriented to both…

White Cave House / Takuro Yamamoto Architects

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Architects: Takuro Yamamoto Architects
Location: , Ishikawa Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Takuro Yamamoto
Structure Design: Yamada Noriaki Structural Design Office
Construction: Ninomiya-Kensetsu
Area: 172.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects

San Diego Gas & Electric Energy Innovation Center / Architects Hanna Gabriel Wells

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Architects: Architects Hanna Gabriel Wells
Location: 4760 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, Diane Village Shopping Center, , CA 92117, USA
Architect In Charge: Matthew Wells
Design Team: Sean Chen, Kristin Shultz, Frank Sanchez
Consultants: Snipes Dye, Spurlock Poirier, Hope Engineering, Turpin & Rattan,
Contractor : Johnson & Jennings
Area: 25000.0 ft2
Year: 2011
Photographs: John Durant

Clinton Park / TEN Arquitectos

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Architects: TEN Arquitectos
Location: , NY, USA
Design Team: Enrique Norten, Tim Dumbleton, Hale Everets, David Maestres, Mark Dwyer, Dieter Schoellnberger, Florian Oberhueber, Pedro Hernandez, Jeffrey Goldberger, Joyce Chang, Angela DeRiggi, Yu-Ju Lin, Jong Seo Lee, Veronica Kan, Yi-Ling Teng, Manta Weihermann, Enrique A. Gomez, Giovanni Sidari, Shai Turner, Daisuke Nagatomo, Masako Saito, Devin Keyes, Paola Morales, Jose Castañeda, Armando Rodríguez
Area: 120,000 m2
Year: 2011
Photographs: Alexander Severin, Evan Joseph

House KLR / archequipe

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Architects: archequipe
Location: Cologne,
Team: Jutta Klare, Bartosz Czempiel, Sebastian Filla
Area: 300 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Roland Unterbusch

House P / Philipp Architekten

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Architects: Philipp Architekten
Location: , Germany
Area: 313.0 sqm
Photographs: Victor Brigola, Oliver Schuster, Johannes Kottjé