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Hallenhaus / Observatorium

06:00 - 5 March, 2015
Hallenhaus / Observatorium, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Halde Norddeutschland, 47506 Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Michael Kimmelman Discusses The Importance Of Advocacy In Architectural Criticism

04:00 - 5 March, 2015
Michael Kimmelman Discusses The Importance Of Advocacy In Architectural Criticism, Michael Kimmelman. Image © Matej Stransky
Michael Kimmelman. Image © Matej Stransky

In an interview with Erika Allen for The New York Times, Michael Kimmelman discusses "architecture criticism and the dangers of demolition." Kimmelman, the NYT's architecture critic, has built a reputation as someone who advocates for buildings under threat, his most well known "fight" being against renovation plans drawn up by Foster + Partners for the New York Public Library in Manhattan. Referencing his latest column, in which he shows support for the threatened Orange County Government Centre, Kimmelman elaborates on his critical position and why he believes that speaking out for buildings at risk is "necessary."

Villa Criss-Cross Envelope / OFIS Architects

04:00 - 5 March, 2015
Villa Criss-Cross Envelope / OFIS Architects, © Tomaz Gregoric
© Tomaz Gregoric

© Tomaz Gregoric © Tomaz Gregoric © Tomaz Gregoric © Tomaz Gregoric +39

Primary School in Châteauneuf Sion / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

03:00 - 5 March, 2015
Primary School in Châteauneuf Sion / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes, © Michel Bonvin
© Michel Bonvin

© Michel Bonvin © Michel Bonvin © Michel Bonvin © Michel Bonvin +15

Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium / Pattern Design

23:00 - 4 March, 2015
Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium / Pattern Design, © Dennis Gilbert
© Dennis Gilbert

© Dennis Gilbert © Dennis Gilbert © Dennis Gilbert © Dennis Gilbert +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Al Ain - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
  • Architect of Record

    Mark Habre and Associate
  • Lead Consultant and Master Planner

    Broadway Malyan
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Songjiang Art Campus / Archi-Union Architects

21:00 - 4 March, 2015
Songjiang Art Campus  / Archi-Union Architects, Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects
Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects

Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects +43

Sosohun / Sam-Young Choi

20:00 - 4 March, 2015
Sosohun / Sam-Young Choi, © Jeongmin Seok
© Jeongmin Seok

© Jeongmin Seok © Jeongmin Seok © Jeongmin Seok © Jeongmin Seok +38

  • Architects

  • Location

    1652-569 Beopheung-ri, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Design Team

    Woo-Jin Choi, Myung-Sik Choi
  • Area

    124.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Open Call: The Negro Building Remembrance Competition

19:00 - 4 March, 2015
Open Call: The Negro Building Remembrance Competition, Negro Building via Bustler
Negro Building via Bustler

The Negro Building Remembrance Competition invites architects, landscape architects, artists, playwrights, poets, musicians and writers from every discipline, as individuals, teams, students or professionals, to propose imaginative ways to commemorate the Negro Building, the forgotten landmark of the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia

Cabin 2 / Maddison Architects

18:00 - 4 March, 2015
Cabin 2 / Maddison Architects, © Will Watt
© Will Watt

© Will Watt © Will Watt © Will Watt © Will Watt +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Blairgowrie, Victoria, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Peter Maddison
  • Area

    110.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Fate of Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government Center to be Decided Tomorrow

16:00 - 4 March, 2015
Fate of Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government Center to be Decided Tomorrow, Orange County Government Center by Paul Rudolph © New York Times - Tony Cenicola
Orange County Government Center by Paul Rudolph © New York Times - Tony Cenicola

Tomorrow legislators are due to decided the fate of Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government Center. The midcentury icon, listed on the World Monuments Fund’s global watch list, has been the center of a prolonged debate challenging its right to be preserved. 

Office Conversion in Cascais / GGLLatelier

16:00 - 4 March, 2015
Office Conversion in Cascais / GGLLatelier, Courtesy of GGLL atelier
Courtesy of GGLL atelier

Courtesy of GGLL atelier Courtesy of GGLL atelier Courtesy of GGLL atelier Courtesy of GGLL atelier +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cascais, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Gabriela Gonçalves, Leonel Lopes
  • Design Team

    José Doroana, Miguel Malaquias, Gary Barber, Alexandre Gonçalves
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of GGLL atelier

London's Architectural Association Exhibits Futuristic Work of Jan Kaplický

14:00 - 4 March, 2015
London's Architectural Association Exhibits Futuristic Work of Jan Kaplický, © Jan Kaplický
© Jan Kaplický

Now on view at London’s Architectural Association, Jan Kaplický Drawings presents work by the Czech architect Jan Kaplický (1937-2009) – a visionary designer with a passion for drawing as a means of discovering, describing and constructing. Through drawing he presented beguiling architectural imagery of the highest order.

The earliest projects date from the early 1970s when, for Kaplický, drawing was essentially a speculative pursuit. Whilst his days were spent working for other architects, during evenings and weekends he designed and drew at home. His architecture at this time was the plan and the finely detailed cross-section. Never satisfied, he constantly developed and honed his graphic language, perfecting the technique of the cutaway isometric which became his trademark.

A preview of Kaplický’s drawings, after the break. 

© Jan Kaplický © Jan Kaplický © Jan Kaplický © Jan Kaplický +9

The Cardinal / Modus Studio

14:00 - 4 March, 2015
The Cardinal  / Modus Studio, © Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

© Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    831 West Center Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701, United States
  • Principal Architect

    Chris M. Baribeau, AIA
  • Area

    370605.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Jean Nouvel Seeks Legal Action to Distance Himself from Philharmonie de Paris

12:28 - 4 March, 2015
Jean Nouvel Seeks Legal Action to Distance Himself from Philharmonie de Paris, © Flickr CC user Marko Erman
© Flickr CC user Marko Erman

After boycotting the premature opening of the infamous Philharmonie de Paris, Jean Nouvel has taken his frustrations to court demanding that his name and image be removed from all references to the publicly funded €390 million concert hall. The French architect, who has claimed to be wrongly vilified as a “spoilt-star artist” and unfairly blamed for the project’s spiraling costs, does not “wish to express himself any further on the project.” 

He has asked the court "to order amending work" to 26 "non-compliance" areas that do not comply with his original design. This areas include parapets, fireplaces, facades, the promenade and 2,400-seat concert hall itself. 

Casa en Los Andenes / Aurelio Herrera & Enrique Llatas

12:00 - 4 March, 2015
Casa en Los Andenes / Aurelio Herrera & Enrique Llatas, © Lolo Lamas
© Lolo Lamas

© Lolo Lamas © Lolo Lamas © Lolo Lamas © Lolo Lamas +22

Arup and GXN Innovation's Biocomposite Facade Wins JEC Innovation Award

10:00 - 4 March, 2015
Arup and GXN Innovation's Biocomposite Facade Wins JEC Innovation Award, © lichtzeit.com
© lichtzeit.com

Arup and GXN Innovation have been awarded with the JEC Innovation Award 2015 in the construction category for their development of the world's first self-supporting biocomposite facade panel. Developed as part of the €7.7 million EU-funded BioBuild program, the design reduces the embodied energy of facade systems by 50% compared to traditional systems with no extra cost in construction.

The 4-by-2.3 meter panel is made from flax fabric and bio-derived resin. Intended primarily for commercial offices, the glazing unit features a parametrically-derived faceted design, and comes prefabricated ready for installation. The panel is also designed to be easy to disassemble, making it simple to recycle at the end of its life.

Walter Netsch: The "Radical Mind" That Designed SOM's Air Force Academy Chapel

09:30 - 4 March, 2015
Walter Netsch: The "Radical Mind" That Designed SOM's Air Force Academy Chapel, © Hedrich Blessing
© Hedrich Blessing

Having joined Skidmore, Owings & Merrill after World War Two at the age of 27, Walter Netsch was promoted to become a partner at the age of 31. Netsch entered the firm during what was arguably its defining era, when the reputation of Gordon Bunshaft and the image of a corporate-driven, teamwork-minded made SOM one of the most recognizable practices in the US. He was also, at the age of just 34, responsible for one of SOM's most recognizable projects of the decade, the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and its striking geometric chapel.

To honor what would have been Netsch's 95th birthday, SOM recently republished an interview between Netsch and architecture theorist and writer Detlef Mertins, which had originally been published in 2001 in SOM Journal 1. In the following extract from this interview, Netsch discusses the story of how he developed the design, and what it was like to participate in one of America's most influential practices among a host of strong characters.

© William Lukes Workers prepare the glass strips for installation in the chapel. Image © SOM © William Lukes © SOM +6

Urban House in Tua do Lindo Vale / Ana Cláudia Monteiro + Vítor Oliveira

10:00 - 4 March, 2015
Urban House in Tua do Lindo Vale  / Ana Cláudia Monteiro + Vítor Oliveira , © José Campos
© José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos +27