Galaxay Mall / tvsdesign

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Architects: tvsdesign
Location: ,
Area: 213,324 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of tvsdesign

Video: Rob Montgomery & Pernilla Ohrstedt, The Hot Seat


Two leading creatives meet for a chat and a chop in an East End hair salon.

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Courtesy of Ohio State University, University of Illinois, University of Kentucky, and University of Michigan Taubman Architecture and Design Schools

Possible Mediums Conference

Taking place February 7-10, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture, Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture, University of Kentucky College of Design, and University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning will be presenting the Possible…

Why The Recession Was Long Over-Due

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Yesterday, we featured an article by Yale faculty member and AutoDesk Vice President, Phil Bernstein, about the increasing opportunities for architecture students graduating in 2013. Today, Scott Simpson, a senior fellow of the Design Futures Council and co-author of the books How Firms Succeed and The Next Architect, offers his perspective on our recovering economy, and what it will mean for architects in the future. 

Simpson starts off by putting the Crisis in perspective: “From 2008 to 2011, the profession took a tremendous hit, both financially and in terms of lost intellectual capital. The old way of doing business is not coming back, nor would we wish for it. [...] Rather than complaining about tough times, let’s start with the realization that many of these changes are long overdue.”

After reviewing what has meant and what we can learn from it, Simpson makes one final, and empowering, claim: “For those willing to take up the challenge, there has never been a more exciting time to be an architect.”

Read all of Simpson’s article, which originally appeared on DesignIntelligence, after the break…

As burial field / Karres en Brands

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Architects: Karres en Brands
Location: ,
Design Team: Sylvia Karres, Bart Brands, Lieneke van Campen, Joost de Natris, James Melsom, Alejandro Noe, Marc Springer, Jim Navarro, Julien Merle, Pierre-Alexandre Marchevet
Area: 10,000 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Areal Shooting, Jeroen Musch, Thyra Brandt, Courtesy of Karres en Brands

Architectural Design: Human Experience and Place – Sustaining Identity

Human Experience and Place: Sustaining Identity is the latest title in the successful and prestigious  (AD) series. Officially launched at the Sustaining Identity Symposium in ’s Victoria & Albert Museum at the end of November, this issue features both well-known and emerging practices worldwide.

By drawing on examples from across the world, this issue of AD demonstrates that, in a time of commercial globalisation, it is possible for architects, designers and engineers to create outstanding buildings that retain a sense of local identity, both in terms of cultural heritage and the conservation of the environment.

Alberto Campo Baeza Awarded Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal 2012

Alberto Campo Baeza Awarded Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal 2012

Following in the footsteps of Pritzker-Prize laureates Eduardo Souto de Moura and Peter Zumpthor, the distinguished Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza has just been awarded the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal for 2012 by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation in Hamburg. The award, given since…

CORMAC Residence / Laidlaw Schultz Architects

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Architects: Laidlaw Schultz Architects
Location: Corona del Mar, , USA
Design Team: Craig Schultz, Scott Laidlaw, Kathy Troutfetter, David Kilpatrick
Structure: Michael Gabriel
Area: 3,000 sqft
Year: 2012
Photographs: Larry Falke

View of Raketenstation Hombroich, with sculptures by Katsuhito Nishikawa and Oliver Kruse (foreground) and the House for Musicians, by Raimund Abraham (left) (Raketenstation Insel Hombroich, near Neuss, Germany); © Iwan Baan
View of Raketenstation Hombroich, with sculptures by Katsuhito Nishikawa and Oliver Kruse (foreground) and the House for Musicians, by Raimund Abraham (left) (Raketenstation Insel Hombroich, near Neuss, Germany); © Iwan Baan

‘White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes’ Exhibition

Opening February 14, and on view until May 4, Yale School of Architecture‘s ‘White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes’ exhibition will examine emerging trends in museum design through six new art sites that share the common thread of moving…

L House / Florian Busch Architects

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Architects: Florian Busch Architects
Location: , Japan
Project Team: Florian Busch, Sachiko Miyazaki, Tomoyuki Sudo, Holger Pausch (intern)
Structural Engineering: Ove Arup Japan
Contractor: Sudo Corporation
Client: Hokkaido Tracks Development
Area: 154 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Florian Busch Architects, Hiroyuki Sudo

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Courtesy of Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute

Beijing Agriculture University Library Winning Proposal / Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute

The competition winning proposal for the Beijing Agriculture University Library is a successful addition to the existing campus. Designed by Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute…, their design takes care of all the functions while providing a comfortable environment

AA Istanbul Visiting School 2013: Vertical Interventions

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In its third year, the AA Istanbul Visiting School, Vertical Interventions, in collaboration with Technical University, will continue to rediscover verticality through novel generative design techniques and large-scale physical prototypes. Abstracted as a fusion of various sub-systems, each subsystem of the tower will be investigated in relation to their various performance criteria. The correlations between the separate sets of performance criteria and evaluation methods will be analyzed, leading to the generation of unified design alternatives for a vertical system typology. In addition to the custom-made digital design and evaluation tools supporting the core methodology, Vertical Interventions will also highlight the fabrication and assembly of a large scale working prototype integrating the performative characteristics of each system in examination.

As in 2012, the design agendas of AA Athens and AA Istanbul Visiting Schools will directly create feedback on one another, allowing participation in either one or both Programmes.

Sam’s Creek / Bates Masi Architects

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Architects: Bates Masi Architects
Location: , NY, USA
Structural Engineer: Steven L Maresca
General Contractor: Breitenbach Builders
Landscape: The Sweetbay Group
Area: 6,500 sq ft
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Bates Masi Architects

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Martin Barry: Collaborative Ideas for More Livable Cities Lecture

Martin Barry, founder and director of reSITE in Prague and associate at W Architecture and Landscape Architecture in New York, will give an evening lecture at 6:30pm EST on February 7th. Taking place at the NYU Silver Center, his lecture…

Haus am Steinberg / HoG Architektur

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Architects: HoG Architektur
Location: Oberberg, Styria,
Area: 306.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Wolfgang Silveri

House M / Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos & Analia Messina

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Architects: Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos & Analia Messina
Location: Lujan, Buenos Aires,
Authors: Fernando Fritz, Eric Fritz & Analia Messina
Design Team: Hernán Feldmann, Christian Moroni
Structural Engineering: José Zaldua
Area: 300 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Quiroga Carrafa

Macrocel / Seijo Peón Arquitectos

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Architects: Seijo Peon Arquitectos
Location: Mérida, Yucatan,
Architects: Juan Carlos Seijo Encalada, Josefina Peon Puerto
Collaborators: Israel Ramírez Segura, Marco Sogbi Martínez, Claudina Peon Puerto, Alejandra Molina Gual
Year: 2008
Photographs: Alberto Cáceres Zenteno

Passive Kindergarten Oostduinkerke / BURO II + ARCHI+I

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Architects: BURO II + ARCHI+I
Location: ,
Area: 1,246.38 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Klaas Verdru