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Audi Centre Singapore / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

01:00 - 4 November, 2014
Audi Centre Singapore  / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd, © Aaron Pocock
© Aaron Pocock

© Aaron Pocock © Aaron Pocock © Aaron Pocock © Aaron Pocock +38

Villa S / Ian Shaw Architekten BDA RIBA

01:00 - 4 November, 2014
Villa S / Ian Shaw Architekten BDA RIBA, © Felix Krumbholz Photography
© Felix Krumbholz Photography

© Felix Krumbholz Photography © Felix Krumbholz Photography © Felix Krumbholz Photography © Felix Krumbholz Photography +28

Flora 22 / Despacho22

14:00 - 3 November, 2014
Flora 22 / Despacho22, © Livia Radwanski
© Livia Radwanski
  • Architects

  • Location

    Flora 22, Colonia Roma, Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, DF, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Ricardo Nurko, Arlette Danae Montes, Alejandro Gonzalez
  • Photographs

© Livia Radwanski © Livia Radwanski © Livia Radwanski © Livia Radwanski +43

Tinman House / Junsekino Architect And Design

01:00 - 3 November, 2014
Tinman House  / Junsekino Architect And Design, © Spaceshift studio
© Spaceshift studio

© Spaceshift studio © Spaceshift studio © Spaceshift studio © Spaceshift studio +35

The Corten House / DMOA Architecten

01:00 - 3 November, 2014
The Corten House / DMOA Architecten , © Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kontich, Belgium
  • Collaborators

    Benjamin Denef, Matthias Mattelaer, Stefanie Dieleman, Charlotte Gryspeerdt, Lien Gesquiere, Koen Paridaens engineering
  • Area

    540.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans +21

The Interface of the Afterlife: Examining Cemeteries and Mausoleums in the 21st Century

00:00 - 3 November, 2014
The Interface of the Afterlife: Examining Cemeteries and Mausoleums in the 21st Century, Brion Tomba, Carlo Scarpa. Image © Flickr User: seier+seier
Brion Tomba, Carlo Scarpa. Image © Flickr User: seier+seier

The relationship between immortality and architecture is ancient one. Writing in The New Yorker, Alexandra Lange discusses the past and future of cemetery design in relation to a new exhibition on display in New York. Featuring a selection of 1300 individual mausoleum designs stored in Columbia University's archives, Lange notes how "patrons weren’t picky about originality. In the late nineteenth century, memorial companies might just bring back a shipment of angels from Carrara to be distributed among future clients." These "rural estates in miniature" eventually gave way to more contemporary designs which dabbled in Realism and Cubism. What will the people of today house their remains in? For Lange, "the design we take personal pleasure from everyday is now less likely to be architecture and more likely to be an interface." Read the article in full here.

TED Talk: How to Reinvent the Apartment Building / Moshe Safdie

00:00 - 3 November, 2014

Nearly 50 years after realizing Habitat ’67, when the need for high quality affordable housing is at an all time high, Moshe Safdie is expanding on his ideas first explored in the stacked Montreal utopia to discover just how natural light and the feeling openness can be achieved in today’s megalopolises. Watch as Safdie makes a case to do away with the high-rise in the short TED Talk above. 

Quilotoa Shalalá Overlook / Jorge Javier Andrade Benítez + Javier Mera Luna + Daniel Moreno Flores

01:00 - 3 November, 2014
Quilotoa Shalalá Overlook / Jorge Javier Andrade Benítez + Javier Mera Luna + Daniel Moreno Flores, © Lorena Darquea
© Lorena Darquea

© Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea © Daniel Moreno Flores © Lorena Darquea +28

Seto / Mount Fuji Architects Studio

01:00 - 3 November, 2014
Seto / Mount Fuji Architects Studio, © Ken’ichi Suzuki
© Ken’ichi Suzuki

© Ken’ichi Suzuki © Ken’ichi Suzuki © Ken’ichi Suzuki © Ken’ichi Suzuki +32

Autodesk Announces $100 Million Investment in 3D Printing

00:00 - 3 November, 2014
Autodesk Announces $100 Million Investment in 3D Printing, Many groups are working on innovative 3D Printing technologies, such as Emerging Objects' designs for a 3D printed house made from locally harvested salt. Image Courtesy of Emerging Objects
Many groups are working on innovative 3D Printing technologies, such as Emerging Objects' designs for a 3D printed house made from locally harvested salt. Image Courtesy of Emerging Objects

Autodesk has announced a new program which aims to invest up to $100 million in 3D printing companies over the next several years. The Spark Investment Fund will invest in innovative entrepreneurs, startups and researchers in the 3D printing field who "push the boundaries of 3D printing technology and accelerate the new industrial revolution."

The investment fund has been developed alongside Autodesk's recently released Spark software, a free and open 3D printing platform which connects a wide range of 3D printing hardware and design software, and can work with any material. The company hopes to encourage the 3D printing community to build upon and improve this software.

More on the fund after the break

Öijared Hotel / Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

01:00 - 3 November, 2014
Öijared  Hotel  / Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture, © Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman +15

Stampsy & IO Studio / Archiproba

01:00 - 3 November, 2014
Stampsy & IO Studio / Archiproba, © Olya Eichenbaum
© Olya Eichenbaum
  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Tamara Muradova
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Olya Eichenbaum © Olya Eichenbaum © Olya Eichenbaum © Olya Eichenbaum +39

Four Steps to Fix the Global Affordable Housing Shortage

00:00 - 3 November, 2014
Mirador Housing Project by MVRDV in Spain aligns with McKinsey's goals for affordable housing. Image © Flickr User Wojtek Gurak; Licensed via <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
Mirador Housing Project by MVRDV in Spain aligns with McKinsey's goals for affordable housing. Image © Flickr User Wojtek Gurak; Licensed via Creative Commons

According to global consultancy firm McKinsey & Company, the projected cost of providing affordable housing to 330 million households around the world currently living in substandard accommodation is $16 trillion USD. The firm's latest report, A Blueprint for Addressing the Global Affordable Housing Challenge, assesses critical pathways for providing housing to families across a range of socio-economic backgrounds and nationalities. According to the report, adequate and affordable housing could be out of reach for more than 1.6 billion people within a decade. The comprehensive report examines everything from income to cost of heating, boiling down the data into four key mandates aimed at solving the global housing crisis. 

The proposed solution is one of ascending goals, similar to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, with a four-tiered plan targeted towards households earning 80% or less of the median income for any given region. The program is designed to meet McKinsey's 2025 Housing Challenge which aims to provide housing to a projected 440 million households worldwide within ten years through community engagement,  gathering funding, appropriate delivery of housing models, and creation of governmental infrastructure to sustain housing. 

Find out the four steps to solving the global affordable housing shortage after the break

Video: Tightrope Walker Nik Wallenda Crosses Chicago's "Skyscraper Canyon"

00:00 - 3 November, 2014

Last night, thousands in Chicago turned out to cheer on tightrope walker Nik Wallenda, as he performed two tightrope walks involving some of the Windy City's most famous buildings: Bertrand Goldberg's Marina City Apartments and Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates' Leo Burnett Building. Wallenda set two Guinness World records, the first for the steepest ever tightrope walk as he climbed from the 588-foot Marina City to the 671-foot Leo Burnett Building, and then for the highest blindfolded tightrope walk as he crossed between the two Marina City towers. The stunt was covered live by Discovery, whose footage comes replete with dramatic sweeping shots of a mid-walk Wallenda, made miniscule against the backdrop of Chicago's famous Skyscraper Canyon.

And the Best US Architecture Schools for 2015 Are…

00:00 - 3 November, 2014
And the Best US Architecture Schools for 2015 Are…, The Trays at Harvard GSD. Image © Kris Snibbe/Harvard University News Office
The Trays at Harvard GSD. Image © Kris Snibbe/Harvard University News Office

DesignIntelligence has released their 2015 rankings of the Best US Architecture Schools for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Over 1,400 professional practice organizations were surveyed and asked to respond to the question: “In your firm’s hiring experience in the past five years, which of the following schools are best preparing students for success in the profession?” In addition, more than 3,800 architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, and industrial design students were also surveyed about their education, in data presented separately from the rankings.

However, perhaps more enlightening than the ranking itself are the firms' responses to several additional issues raised in the report.  For example, 54.6% of the firms surveyed selected sustainability and climate change as the professions’ biggest concern, while maintaining design quality was a close second.  Firms also provided insights on the most important qualities of new graduates entering the workplace, with an overwhelming 70.1% selecting attitude/personality as the most important attribute. 

Read on after the break for the Top 10 undergraduate and graduate programs.

Blau Projects Gallery / ARKIZ

01:00 - 3 November, 2014
Blau Projects Gallery / ARKIZ, © Marcus Vinicius Damon
© Marcus Vinicius Damon
  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Alexandre Hepner, João Paulo Payar, Rafael Brych, Ana Maria Montag
  • Contributor

    Veronica Vacaro
  • Area

    2475.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Marcus Vinicius Damon © Marcus Vinicius Damon © Marcus Vinicius Damon © Marcus Vinicius Damon +21

House Nara-zaka / Yoshiaki Yamashita Architect & Associates

01:00 - 3 November, 2014
House Nara-zaka / Yoshiaki Yamashita Architect & Associates, © Eiji Tomita
© Eiji Tomita

© Eiji Tomita © Eiji Tomita © Eiji Tomita © Eiji Tomita +27

Lune de Sang-Shed 2 / CHROFI

01:00 - 3 November, 2014
Lune de Sang-Shed 2 / CHROFI, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman
  • Architects

  • Location

    Northern Tablelands, NSW, Australia
  • Project Director

    John Choi
  • Project Leader

    Toby Breakspear
  • Project Team

    Steven Fighera, Tai Ropiha, Jerome Cateaux, Clinton Weaver, Linda Lam, Felix Rasch
  • Area

    2360.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman Process +35