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The Last Stop: Documenting North America’s Disappearing Rest Areas

01:00 - 2 December, 2014
The Last Stop: Documenting North America’s Disappearing Rest Areas, White Sands National Monument, New Mexico. Image © Ryann Ford
White Sands National Monument, New Mexico. Image © Ryann Ford

Rest stops are a disappearing sight in North America. Brought by tight highway budgets, and the increasing number of off-exit fast food outlets and gas stations, these roadside oases may soon become extinct. Photographer Ryann Ford wants to make sure they’re documented before this happens. Her project, “The Last Stop” is a series of photographs taken of unique rest stops across the nation. A Kickstarter campaign has been started to fund Ford’s work, and the ensuing publication of her photographs. Learn more, after the break!

Juan Santa Cruz Picnic Area – Tucson, Arizona. Image © Ryann Ford Galveston, Texas. Image © Ryann Ford Near Big Bend National Park, Texas. Image © Ryann Ford Near Abiquiu, New Mexico – U.S. 84. Image © Ryann Ford +21

New York’s $4 Billion Train Station Takes Shape

00:00 - 2 December, 2014
New York’s $4 Billion Train Station Takes Shape, Screenshot. Image © Bedel Saget/The New York Times
Screenshot. Image © Bedel Saget/The New York Times

Santiago Calatrava’s head-turning World Trade Center Transportation Hub has assumed its full form, nearly a decade after its design was revealed. In light of this, the New York Times has taken a critical look at just how the winged station’s budget soared. “Its colossal avian presence may yet guarantee the hub a place in the pantheon of civic design in New York. But it cannot escape another, more ignominious distinction as one of the most expensive and most delayed train stations ever built.” The complete report, here

Uncovering Viollet-le-Duc's "Unexpected" Career

00:00 - 2 December, 2014
Half of a rhombohedron. Remains of a crystal system separating the glacier of Envers Blaitière Vallée Blanche (Viollet-le-Duc). Image © Médiathèque de l’architecture & du patrimoine
Half of a rhombohedron. Remains of a crystal system separating the glacier of Envers Blaitière Vallée Blanche (Viollet-le-Duc). Image © Médiathèque de l’architecture & du patrimoine

Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, the French architect most famous for the 'restoration' of Notre-Dame de Paris, is a person we unequivocally associate with 19th century Gothic Revival. Although there is no doubt that his interpretive restorations of medieval French monuments were some of his greatest achievements, a new exhibition at Paris' Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine seeks to uncover a "well-connected character who pursued an uninterrupted career drawing, building, teaching, restoring, and many other things."

In a review for DomusLéa-Catherine Szacka examines this first major retrospective dedicated to the designer, theorist and artist since 1980 in celebration of the bicentennial of his birth. According to Szacka curator Jean-Michel Leniaud has, in this exhibition, shifted focus to Viollet-le-Duc's artistic output, thereby presenting "the less known and the more unexpected aspect" of his career.

Urbaan Home Building Renovation / MUN Architects

01:00 - 2 December, 2014
Urbaan Home Building Renovation  / MUN Architects, © Chaovarith Poonphol
© Chaovarith Poonphol

© Chaovarith Poonphol © Chaovarith Poonphol © Chaovarith Poonphol © Chaovarith Poonphol +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Project Team

    Charunwat Mauleekulprairoj, Witchawat Boonprasong, Podjanarit Nimitkul
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Le 205 / Atelier Moderno

01:00 - 2 December, 2014
Le 205 / Atelier Moderno, © Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau

© Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau +22

Open Call for 2015 Women in Architecture Fund Award

00:00 - 2 December, 2014
Open Call for 2015 Women in Architecture Fund Award, Courtesy of WIAfund
Courtesy of WIAfund

Are you currently enrolled in a NAAB-accredited architecture program or other degree-granting institution? You may qualify for the 2015 WIA (Women in Architecture) Fund's Emerging Professional Inspiration Award, now open to all US-based and international applicants. Working to inspire emerging professionals, one woman at a time, the WIA Fund will award one national and one international professional with a cash grant to help further their career. Depending on the quality and quantity of entries, other awards may also be given. Entries will be shortlisted and winners will be selected by both a committee and the public via the WIA Fund Facebook page. Submissions are due January 10, 2015. For more details, visit their page, here.

Madison Park Tree House / First Lamp

01:00 - 2 December, 2014
Madison Park Tree House / First Lamp, © Tim Bies Photography
© Tim Bies Photography

© Tim Bies Photography © Tim Bies Photography © Tim Bies Photography © Tim Bies Photography +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Madison Park, Seattle, WA 98112, United States
  • Contractor

    First Lamp
  • Area

    3200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Backstay Hostel Ghent / A154 + Nele Van Damme + Yannick Baeyens

01:00 - 2 December, 2014
Backstay Hostel Ghent / A154 + Nele Van Damme + Yannick Baeyens, © Luc Roymans Photography
© Luc Roymans Photography

© Luc Roymans Photography © Luc Roymans Photography © Luc Roymans Photography © Luc Roymans Photography +33

University Campus and Science-Technology Park / CANVAS Arquitectos

01:00 - 2 December, 2014
University Campus and Science-Technology Park / CANVAS Arquitectos, Courtesy of CANVAS Arquitectos
Courtesy of CANVAS Arquitectos

Courtesy of CANVAS Arquitectos Courtesy of CANVAS Arquitectos Courtesy of CANVAS Arquitectos Courtesy of CANVAS Arquitectos +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    23700 Linares, Jaén, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Juan Vicente y Pablo Núñez, Eduardo Duro
  • Project Area

    14627.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of CANVAS Arquitectos

BIG Unveils Design For Battersea Power Station Square

00:00 - 1 December, 2014
BIG Unveils Design For Battersea Power Station Square, Courtesy of Battersea Power Station Development Company
Courtesy of Battersea Power Station Development Company

BIG has unveiled the design for their addition to the development at Battersea Power Station, a public square that will link the power station itself with the Electric Boulevard development designed by Norman Foster and Frank Gehry. Called Malaysia Square after the Malaysian development consortium behind the plans, the design features cascading steps that link the main public space at the lower level with the entrance to the power station above. The split-level design also provides for two pedestrian bridges and a road bridge that cross above the "urban canyon" of the public square.

Silentium / Hwon Yoon

01:00 - 1 December, 2014
Silentium / Hwon Yoon, © Joonhwan Yoon
© Joonhwan Yoon

© Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dongan-gu, Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Construction

    Choi, Young Il
  • Area

    295.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Cipea Villa / Sanaksenaho Architects

01:00 - 1 December, 2014
Cipea Villa / Sanaksenaho Architects, © Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo

© Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
  • Design Team

    Matti Sanaksenaho,Pirjo Sanaksenaho, Jari Mänttäri, Maria Isotupa, Tommi Terästö, Jaana Hellinen
  • Structural Engineering

    Tero Aaltonen +local engineers
  • Area

    800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Warming Huts v.2015 Competition Winners

00:00 - 1 December, 2014
Warming Huts v.2015 Competition Winners, Shelter Winner: The Hole Idea / Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited (Toronto). Image Courtesy of Warming Huts
Shelter Winner: The Hole Idea / Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited (Toronto). Image Courtesy of Warming Huts

A “blind” jury has announced the 2015 winners of the international Warming Huts competition. Selected from 100 entries, two winning “shelter” designs and one “installation” design were awarded. Each winning proposal will be constructed in January alongside the longest naturally frozen skating trail in the world: the Red River Mutual Rivertrail in Winnipeg, Canada. More about the winning designs, and four other highlighted proposals, after the break.

Lublin City Stadium / Estudio Lamela

01:00 - 1 December, 2014
Lublin City Stadium  / Estudio Lamela, © Bartosz Makowski
© Bartosz Makowski

© Maja Checinska © Bartosz Makowski © Bartosz Makowski © Bartosz Makowski +24

Kimmelman Reviews the One WTC: An Emblem of New York’s “Upside-Down Priorities”

00:00 - 1 December, 2014
Kimmelman Reviews the One WTC: An Emblem of New York’s “Upside-Down Priorities” , One WTC. Image © James Ewing OTTO
One WTC. Image © James Ewing OTTO

Nearly a month since the official (and somewhat mundane) opening of New York’s One World Trade Center, New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman has published a scathing review of the SOM-designed tower, claiming it to be a “flawed” emblem of the city’s “upside-down priorities.”

Bellevue Terrace Extension / Philip Stejskal Architecture

01:00 - 1 December, 2014
Bellevue Terrace Extension / Philip Stejskal Architecture, © Bo Wong
© Bo Wong

© Bo Wong © Bo Wong © Bo Wong © Bo Wong +21

Woody15 / Marianne Borge

01:00 - 1 December, 2014
Woody15  / Marianne Borge, © Jonas Adolfsen
© Jonas Adolfsen

© Jonas Adolfsen © Jonas Adolfsen © Jonas Adolfsen © Jonas Adolfsen +26

Groenlândia / Triptyque Architecture

01:00 - 1 December, 2014
Groenlândia / Triptyque Architecture, © Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok +46

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Groenlândia, 1157 - Jardim América, São Paulo - SP, 01434-100, Brazil
  • Coordinator General

    Luiz Trindade
  • Project Leader

    Pedro de Mattos Ferraz , Paulo Adolfo Martins
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs