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ASB HQ / BVN Donovan Hill + Jasmax

  • Architects: BVN Donovan Hill, Jasmax
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Project Principal: James Grose
  • Project Director: Brian Clohessy
  • Project Architect: Chris Boss
  • Project Team: Matt Middleton,Adam Mosses,Katie Newall , Tom White, Yi-Jan Lien, Jemma Cook, Mordechai Toor, William McNaughton, Carol-Ann Pickvance,Olivia Giangrasso, Kait Zegers, Zoe Michalski, Ben Doherty, Meg O’Hara, Barry Dineen, Barbara Vourakis
  • Project Team Interiors: Vishwa Kaushal,Helen Lee, Tijana Papandrea, Angie Andrijic, Ulrike Baeuerle, Alice Penna, Josephine Meldgaard
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: John Gollings

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings

Hammock House / Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura

© Andrea Parisi © Andrea Parisi © Andrea Parisi © Andrea Parisi

A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America

Last monday, Columbia University's Avery Hall was buzzing. 

The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) hosted a highly attended event that welcomed respected academics and professionals from architecture and real estate to what the dean, Mark Wigley, warned might take the form a a celebrity roast. Vishaan Chakrabarti, a partner at SHoP Architects and director of the Center for Urban Real Estate at Columbia, was on deck to deliver an abridged, more "urban version" of a longer lecture on his new book, A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America. Proceeding the twenty minute lecture, an "A-list" panel of architects and historians -  that included Kenneth Frampton, Gwendolyn Wright, Bernard Tschumi, Laurie Hawkinson and Reinhold Martin - lined up to discuss Chakrabarti's work.

Astana Medya Center / Tabanlıoğlu Architects

  • Architects: Tabanlıoğlu Architects
  • Location: Kazakhstan
  • Architect In Charge: Melkan Gürsel, Murat Tabanlıoğlu
  • Design Team: Salih Yılgörür, Emre Özberk, Fırat Güneş Balcı,, Ali Çalışkan, Canan Sarıdal, Tuğçe Güleç, Emre Çetinel, Anday Bodur, Cengiz Özdemir
  • Interior Design: Tabanlıoğlu Architects
  • Main Contractor: Sembol Construction
  • Structural: Stroy Project
  • Mechanical Consultancy: DEC Mühendislik
  • Area: 83280.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer

VIDEO: Villa Savoye, The Five Points of a New Architecture

Andrea Stinga of OMBÚ Architecture has shared with us her latest creation with visual artist Federico Gonzalez: a video that illustrates Le Corbusier’s “Five Points of a New Architecture” in his 1929 masterpiece, Villa Savoye

CONARTE / Anagrama

  • Architects: Anagrama
  • Location: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Client : Conarte
  • Area: 1025.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Caroga

© Caroga © Caroga © Caroga © Caroga

Ch House / Domb Architecture

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron

FuturArc launches Green Leadership Award 2014 and FuturArc Prize 2014

Launched in 2007, FuturArc Prize aims to generate forward-thinking, innovative Green building design ideas for Asia. The Competition offers a platform to professionals and students who are passionate about the environment. Through the force of their imagination, it aspires to capture visions of a sustainable future. This is open to architects and architecture students in Asia and the world.

Kickstarter Campaign to Activate Vacant Storefronts in New York City

'Play'. Image Courtesy of Architecture Commons
'Play'. Image Courtesy of Architecture Commons

In an attempt to activate a vacant storefront in New York's Lower East Side, the miLES Storefront Transformer - a 6ft cube designed to "program any storefront" - is a versatile, movable set of furnishing and amenities designed by Architecture Commons. Seven individual pop-up interventions, curated by a collection of creative minds, would inhabit empty shops between November 4th and December 22nd 2013 if their Kickstarter campaign is successful.

Andres Jaque/Office for Political Innovation: Different Kinds of Water Pouring into a Swimming Pool

In this first solo project by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation in Los Angeles, the architect prepares an exhibition, with a series of architectural case studies based in the city of L.A., in which he problematizes the importance of such cases as places of socialization and community, leaving behind the stereotypes that characterize them as disconnected spaces, symbols of ultra-individuality and comfort.

La Planicie House II / Oscar Gonzalez Moix

© Juan Solano Ojasi
© Juan Solano Ojasi
  • Architects: Oscar Gonzalez Moix
  • Location: La Molina District, Peru
  • Design Team: Ernesto Bartra, Beatriz Rodríguez, Nicolás Moser
  • Constructor: Ing. Jose Luis Bustios
  • Area: 905.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Juan Solano Ojasi, Courtesy of Oscar Gonzalez Moix

© Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi

Connaught Residence / NatureHumaine

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams Courtesy of NatureHumaine © Adrien Williams

AvB Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Project Team: Rob Willemse, Joost Körver, Raymond van Sabben, Thorsten Schneider, Jelle Homburg, Jochem Homminga
  • Collaborators: Janosch Welzien, Ramon Alverez Roa, Martin Tessarz, Tobias Bamberg, Steffen Winkler, Carlatta Giacomin, Itziar Quiros
  • Client: Anna van Buerenplein BV
  • Owner: Green College Court BV
  • Occupant: University of Leiden
  • Interior: Studio RTM
  • Consultants: DGMR Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV, Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV, Wessels Zeist BV
  • Area: 24500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Jan Bitter

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter

Learning Centre Destelheide / Bovenbow

  • Architects: Bovenbow
  • Location: Dworp, Belgium
  • Design: Dirk Somers, Isabel Dedeurwaerdere, Anna Celigoj
  • Area: 263.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin

Cerrada de Cortés / DCPP Arquitectos

  • Architects: dcpp arquitectos
  • Location: Avenida Hernán Cortés, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • Architect In Charge: Pablo Pérez Palacios, Alfonso de la Concha Rojas
  • Area: 325.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque