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Secondary School / Hubert & Roy Architectes

01:00 - 16 November, 2014
Secondary School / Hubert & Roy Architectes, Courtesy of Hubert & Roy Architectes
Courtesy of Hubert & Roy Architectes

© Abbadie © Abbadie © Abbadie © Abbadie +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Le Bourget, France
  • Area

    8400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Hubert & Roy Architectes, Abbadie

How Brisbane's Translational Research Institute Revolutionizes Medicine Through Architecture

00:00 - 15 November, 2014
How Brisbane's Translational Research Institute Revolutionizes Medicine Through Architecture, The green “atrium,” open to the elements, is essential to the concept of the building. The laboratory spaces all look onto the atrium. On the ground level, there are many interaction zones around the green space. Image © Christopher Frederick-Jones
The green “atrium,” open to the elements, is essential to the concept of the building. The laboratory spaces all look onto the atrium. On the ground level, there are many interaction zones around the green space. Image © Christopher Frederick-Jones

In Brisbane, the largest research institute for medicine south of the equator, the Translational Research Institute (TRI), is transforming the world of medical research in part thanks to its new building by Wilson Architects and BVN Donovan Hill. Opened last year, the building has found success in the way it encourages chance encounters, offers a shaded breakout space for the neighboring hospital, and simply makes researchers feel like they "must be doing something important." In this article originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "In Brisbane, An Innovative Laboratory Complex Is Home to Pioneering Medical Research," Mikki Brammer explores how such a building can have such a powerful effect on the world of medicine.

It’s not often that the aspect of chance is considered a positive thing in the world of medicine, where the smallest error can determine life or death. But at the Translational Research Institute (TRI) in Brisbane, Australia, chance encounters are leading to lifesaving discoveries.

Open for Submissions: Re-Imagining Toronto's "Winter Stations"

01:00 - 15 November, 2014
Open for Submissions: Re-Imagining Toronto's "Winter Stations", Toronto's life guard stands. Image Courtesy of RAW Design, Ferris + Associates and Curio
Toronto's life guard stands. Image Courtesy of RAW Design, Ferris + Associates and Curio

RAW Design, Ferris + Associates and Curio have launched Winter Stations, an open international design competition challenging artists, designers, architects and landscape architects re-imagine the life guard stands on Toronto's waterfront as "temporary wintertime installations" that "inject color, movement, humor and more into the landscape.” The theme is “Warmth,” and there is no limit to the size of the installation, but the jurors will take durability and constructibility into account. The selected installations will be built in February 2015. Registration is now open and submissions are due December 5, 2014 with winners announced in early January 2015. All the details can be found, here

SYNWHA Consortium Wins Competition to Design Waterfront Park for Busan North Port

00:00 - 15 November, 2014
SYNWHA Consortium Wins Competition to Design Waterfront Park for Busan North Port, Nomad Park. Image Courtesy of SYNWHA Consulting
Nomad Park. Image Courtesy of SYNWHA Consulting

The Busan Port Authority (BPA) has named the SYNWHA Consortium winners of an international competition for the Busan North Port Redevelopment in South Korea. The winning proposal is an "Interactive Pier" slated to transform the original port into a cultural center that celebrates the marriage of mountains, river, and sea, while crafting dynamic connections between the city of Busan and its seaside.

Open Air Market Street. Image Courtesy of SYNWHA Consulting Urban Pier. Image Courtesy of SYNWHA Consulting Urban Core. Image Courtesy of SYNWHA Consulting Harbor Block Garden. Image Courtesy of SYNWHA Consulting +11

omHOUSE / INSERT studio

01:00 - 15 November, 2014
omHOUSE / INSERT studio, © Bela Benedek
© Bela Benedek

© Bela Benedek © Bela Benedek © Bela Benedek © Bela Benedek +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hărman 507085, Romania
  • Architect in Charge

    Ondin Oprita, Mihai Rosca
  • Engineers

    Mihai Moglan , Zsolt Halmagy
  • Area

    142.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

NQ House / Nha Dan Architect

01:00 - 15 November, 2014
NQ House / Nha Dan Architect, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki +42

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Nguyen Dinh Gioi , Nguyen Van Anh
  • Design Team

    Nguyen Phan Anh Tuan , Tran Minh Phuoc , Pham Thi Cam Van
  • Area

    141.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Video: Snøhetta on Designing the 9/11 Memorial Museum Pavilion

00:00 - 15 November, 2014

"So in some ways I think that this tragedy gave a sense of purpose to people that was very positive, and we tried to translate that feeling into this building." In this video from the Louisiana Channel, Craig Dykers of Snøhetta describes how his own experience with the events of 9/11 and the positivity of the spirit of people around him helped inspire the design process of the 9/11 Memorial Museum Pavilion.

He speaks of the journey of healing and understanding as central to the design and experience of the building itself. "As you move through these cycles, you realize one day that you are alive, and you that have to present the strength of being alive to those around you, and this building is meant to be a part of that cycle…to allow you to see yourself, at a moment in time."

Watch the video above to learn more about the challenges of designing a memorial museum fully integrated within an essentially nonexistent site. 

Mikolai Adamus' Proposal for a New Aquarium in Gdynia

01:00 - 15 November, 2014
Mikolai Adamus' Proposal for a New Aquarium in Gdynia, © Mikolai Adamus
© Mikolai Adamus

Mikolai Adamus has shared with us his proposal for a “New Aquarium” to activate the Southern Pier in Gdynia, Poland. Using the golden ratio and the Fibonacci sequence to guide the design, the rectangular structure burrows into the pier, becoming secondary to the surrounding landscape. As Adamus describes, the aquarium is designed to transparent and “a place where architecture is subordinated to function, devoid of unnecessary detail.” More details, after the break.

© Igor Brozyna © Mikolai Adamus © Mikolai Adamus © Mikolai Adamus +19

Sea Glass House / The Manser Practice Architects + Designers

01:00 - 15 November, 2014
Sea Glass House / The Manser Practice Architects + Designers, © Morley Von Sternberg
© Morley Von Sternberg

© Morley Von Sternberg © Morley Von Sternberg © Morley Von Sternberg © Morley Von Sternberg +12

Y Duplex Penthouse / Pitsou Kedem Architects

01:00 - 15 November, 2014
Y Duplex Penthouse / Pitsou Kedem Architects, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +23

JD House / Atelier d'Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa

01:00 - 15 November, 2014
JD House / Atelier d'Arquitectura J. A. Lopes da Costa, © Manuel Aguiar
© Manuel Aguiar

© Manuel Aguiar © Manuel Aguiar © Manuel Aguiar © Manuel Aguiar +22

Engineers at Stanford Develop Cost-Effective Earthquake-Resistant House

00:00 - 15 November, 2014

In 1989, California's central coast was rocked by a 6.9 magnitude earthquake, destroying infrastructure and buildings in San Francisco, Oakland, and a host of coastal cities. The Loma Prieta Earthquake caused an estimated $6 trillion in damage, prompting researchers to develop techniques for management of severe seismic activity in urban centres. Twenty five years later, a team of engineers at Stanford University have invented a cost-effective foundation for residential buildings capable of withstanding three times the magnitude of the catastrophic 1989 earthquake.

Find out more on Stanford's earthquake-resistant technology after the break 

Dichotomy Journal Plays the Odds: Open Call for Submissions on Taking Architectural Risks

00:00 - 15 November, 2014
Dichotomy Journal Plays the Odds: Open Call for Submissions on Taking Architectural Risks, The 'Gherkin' in London (background) and the Lloyd's Building (foreground) redefined the skyline through their unorthodox designs. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>. Image © Flickr CC User duncanh1
The 'Gherkin' in London (background) and the Lloyd's Building (foreground) redefined the skyline through their unorthodox designs. Used under Creative Commons. Image © Flickr CC User duncanh1

University of Detroit Mercy's Dichotomy Journal has issued an open call for submissions to its 21st edition on the theme of "Odds," inviting discussion on projects that "defy the status quo and aim for greater fortune." Risk takers rejoice: Dichotomy 21 will shine a spotlight on architectural anomalies and the "implications of defying the odds and embracing the strange." The journal aims to stimulate a new discourse on extraordinary and unconventional designs that push the architectural envelope. Submissions are invited to discuss ideas defying the odds in design, architecture, urbanism and community development.

Mario Palanti: Architect of Rome's Skyscraper That Never Was

01:00 - 14 November, 2014
Mario Palanti: Architect of Rome's Skyscraper That Never Was, Palanti's Tower as it would have appeared. Image © Adam Nathaniel Furman
Palanti's Tower as it would have appeared. Image © Adam Nathaniel Furman

Adam Nathaniel Furman, architect and winner of this year's Blueprint Award for Design Innovation, is currently undertaking his tenure as the recipient of the 2014/15 Rome Prize for Architecture at the British School at Rome. His ongoing project, entitled The Roman Singularity, seeks to explore and celebrate Rome as "the contemporary city par-excellence" - "an urban version of the internet, a place where the analogical-whole history of society, architecture, politics, literature and art coalesce into a space so intense and delimited that they collapse under the enormity of their own mass into a singularity of human endeavour."

In this short essay inspired by the work of Dietrich C Neumann, an architectural historian at Brown University (Providence, RI USA), Furman examines what would have been "the tallest building in the world [...] housing Italy’s new Parliament, lecture halls, meeting rooms, a hotel, library, enormous sports facilities, lighthouse, clock, astronomical observatory, telegraph and telephone stations, [reflecting] sunlight off its acres and acres of white Carrara marble." In the shadow of Italian Fascism, Mario Palanti saw an opportunity to transform the skyline of the Italian capital by pandering to the egotistical ambitions of a dictator. Ultimately the extent of his vision was matched only by his failure.

Typological to Evolutionary: A New Theory of Cities

00:00 - 14 November, 2014
Typological to Evolutionary: A New Theory of Cities , Champs Elysees - Paris, France. Image © Flickr User justininsd
Champs Elysees - Paris, France. Image © Flickr User justininsd

Why do cities exist and how will they grow and change? As more than half of the world’s population now lives in cities it is becoming increasingly important for urban designers and planners to seek answers to these questions. This article by Laura Bliss from City Lab presents the “science of cities,” and the ways in which the urban-planning world is moving away from traditional methods of simply putting cities into categories, in favor of a more evolutionary theory. Benefiting from the vast amounts of data available today on statistics such as crime and voting patterns across cities, researchers have worked to establish the quantifiable characteristics of urban areas as a whole, and recent studies in this area reveal how the shapes of cities themselves could be connected to internal economic and social processes. Learn more about these radical developments in the full article from City Lab.

Eduardo Souto de Moura Tapped for Mixed-Use Condo Project in DC

00:00 - 14 November, 2014
Eduardo Souto de Moura Tapped for Mixed-Use Condo Project in DC, Eduardo Souto de Moura, 2011 Pritzker laureate, in front of the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego © Francisco Nogueira
Eduardo Souto de Moura, 2011 Pritzker laureate, in front of the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego © Francisco Nogueira

Eastbanc has tapped Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura to transform a former "Four Seasons gas station" site into a mixed-use condo. According to a report on the Georgetowner, the developer has asked residents to have "an open mind" for the design, which, as Urban Turf points out, is likely to stand out in the historic Washington D.C. district. Little details have been released. “We are considering all options, from condo to rental to hotel,” Eastbanc President Anthony Lanier stated. “It’s early in the design phase.”

20th Century Society Presents 100 Buildings 100 Years at the Royal Academy of Art

00:00 - 14 November, 2014
20th Century Society Presents 100 Buildings 100 Years at the Royal Academy of Art, 1952: Stockwell Bus Garage, London. Image © John East
1952: Stockwell Bus Garage, London. Image © John East

The 20th Century Society was founded in the 1970s, to protect British architectural heritage which was built from 1914 onwards - following from the protection of the Victorian Society, which protects architecture from the 19th century up until 1914. This year, to celebrate the one hundred years of architectural heritage which they are sworn to protect, they have selected one building from each year, presenting one hundred of the best, most interesting or most loved buildings from the last century with their 100 Buildings 100 Years project.

The 100 selected buildings are featured in an ongoing exhibition at the Royal Academy in London, and also feature in a new book published by Batsford Books. Read on after the break to learn more about 100 Buildings 100 Years, and see a selection of the chosen buildings from the past hundred years.

1960: Benton Park School, Leeds. Image © Sarah J Duncan 1934: Lawn Road Flats, London. Image © Nicholas Kane, courtesy Avanti Architects 2011: Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield. Image © Sarah J Duncan 1971: Anderton House, Devon. Image © James O. Davies/English Heritage +10

Refurbishment of an Old Barn / Arcoquattro Architettura

01:00 - 14 November, 2014
Refurbishment of an Old Barn  / Arcoquattro Architettura, Courtesy of Arcoquattro Architettura
Courtesy of Arcoquattro Architettura

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