C+G House / Plastik Arquitectos

01:00 - 29 July, 2014
C+G House / Plastik Arquitectos, © Oscar Hernández
© Oscar Hernández
  • Architects

  • Location

    Aguascalientes, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Gerardo Carrera Escobar, Eduardo Arellano Garcia
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández +25

Review: MacMag39, Mackintosh School of Architecture

01:00 - 29 July, 2014
Review: MacMag39, Mackintosh School of Architecture, Courtesy of MagMag39
Courtesy of MagMag39

MagMag, a student-edited compendium of essays, projects and ideas from Glasgow’s Mackintosh School of Architecture, is now in its 39th edition. Following on from what has so far been a momentous year for the Mac, in which they’ve seen Steven Holl Architects’ new Seona Reid Building formally open and parts of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s art school (along with a great deal of student work) devastated in a fire, MacMag39 is a celebration of the spirit of a school which is faced with a challenging question: how do they introduce and then reconcile the new alongside the existing against the backdrop of an academically rich, diverse and successful learning environment?

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Bethanga House / t UG workshop

01:00 - 29 July, 2014
Bethanga House  /  t UG workshop, © Trevor Mein
© Trevor Mein

© Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein +16

Ábalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos Design Museum with Climate-Controlling Trees

01:00 - 29 July, 2014
Ábalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos Design Museum with Climate-Controlling Trees, Exterior View. Image © ABALOS+SENTKIEWICZ arquitectos
Exterior View. Image © ABALOS+SENTKIEWICZ arquitectos

Sited in the city of Zhuhai, China, this museum by Ábalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos seeks to combine the opposing ideas of a festive, airy aesthetic with the need for a protected and enclosed space to showcase artwork. To that end, they have created a structure that resembles a landscape with sculptural tree-like forms emerging from publicly accessible courtyards. These “trees”, while an important aspect of the building’s visual identity, also play a major role in the climate control of the museum.

House in Gokurakuji / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates

01:00 - 29 July, 2014
House in Gokurakuji / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates, © Shinkenchiku-sha
© Shinkenchiku-sha

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Atelier Vilela / Hitzig Militello Arquitectos

01:00 - 29 July, 2014
Atelier Vilela / Hitzig Militello Arquitectos, © Federico Kulekdjian
© Federico Kulekdjian

© Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian +39

The Godfrey Hotel / Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

01:00 - 29 July, 2014
The Godfrey Hotel / Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, © Steve Hall - Hedrich Blessing
© Steve Hall - Hedrich Blessing

© Steve Hall - Hedrich Blessing © Steve Hall - Hedrich Blessing © Steve Hall - Hedrich Blessing © Steve Hall - Hedrich Blessing +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    127 W Huron St Chicago, IL 60654, USA
  • Architects Personnel

    Joseph Valerio, FAIA; David Jennerjahn, AIA; Louis Ray, AIA; Steve Droll, AIA; Brad Pausha, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Kurt Volkman, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Robert Webber, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Kathryn Soven, LEED AP BD+C; Lauren Shelton, AIA, LEED AP
  • Area

    53839.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

New Regolo Quarter / 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo

01:00 - 28 July, 2014
New Regolo Quarter / 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brescia, Italy
  • Architectural And Landscape Design

    Alfonso Femia, Simonetta Cenci
  • Design Team

    Alessandro Bellus, Stefania Bracco, Caterina Fumagalli, Francesco Fusillo, Maria Cristina Giordani, Valentina Grimaldi Vincenzo Marcella, Sara Massa, Roberta Nardi, Michele Nicastro, Carola Picasso, Francesca Pirrello, Francesca Recagno, Arianna Ponzi, Giulia Tubelli
  • Area

    26492.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Ernesta Caviola +49

Holiday Home in Sarzeau / RAUM

01:00 - 28 July, 2014
Holiday Home in Sarzeau / RAUM, © Audrey Cerdan
© Audrey Cerdan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Morbihan, France
  • Area

    69.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Audrey Cerdan © Audrey Cerdan © Audrey Cerdan © Audrey Cerdan +16

Kobato Nursery School / so1architect

01:00 - 28 July, 2014
Kobato Nursery School / so1architect, © Kai Nakamura
© Kai Nakamura
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Soichi Yamasaki
  • Area

    1098.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura +22

AS67 Student Housing / LoT

01:00 - 28 July, 2014
AS67 Student Housing  / LoT, © George Messaritakis
© George Messaritakis
  • Architects

  • Location

    Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Architects in Charge

    Leonidas Trampoukis, Eleni Petaloti
  • Area

    2200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© George Messaritakis © George Messaritakis © George Messaritakis © George Messaritakis +32

7N Architects Unveils Masterplan for Edinburgh's Fountainbridge Site

00:00 - 28 July, 2014
7N Architects Unveils Masterplan for Edinburgh's Fountainbridge Site, Courtesy of 7N Architects
Courtesy of 7N Architects

7N Architects have revealed their designs for the 8.2 acre Fountainbridge site, one of the largest city centre developments in Edinburgh, where they plan 350 homes, a range of workspaces, a 130 room hotel, canalside retail and café space and two arts buildings. The intention for the former industrial zone is to offer "enhanced canalside features, open space and paths for both pedestrian and cycle use."

More on the proposal after the break

Mothersill / Bates Masi Architects

01:00 - 28 July, 2014
Mothersill  / Bates Masi Architects, Courtesy of Bates Masi Architects
Courtesy of Bates Masi Architects

Courtesy of Bates Masi Architects Courtesy of Bates Masi Architects Courtesy of Bates Masi Architects Courtesy of Bates Masi Architects +17

Hangar XS / Ecker Architekten

01:00 - 28 July, 2014
Hangar XS / Ecker Architekten, © Brigida González
© Brigida González

© Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González +21

SCI-Arc Parodies "Poor Door" Housing Design

00:00 - 28 July, 2014
SCI-Arc Parodies "Poor Door" Housing Design, Courtesy of wikimedia
Courtesy of wikimedia

In 2008, a group of students from SCI-Arc put out a proposal for a series of mixed income city housing projects for Dubai. In their design, wealthy residents would live in apartments on the building’s perimeter, with natural daylight and views of the city, while low-income housing tenants would live in the core of the building, isolated from “the upper class.”  The proposal was a parody aimed at the classist design of residential development in Dubai, but what unsettled the SCI-Arc students was that their proposal generated almost no controversy. Inspired by the recent approval of a similar 'poor door' in a project in New York, this article from the LA Times covers that parody, and shows that both at home and abroad, residential design is slipping towards socio-economic segregation.

MAD Architects + Studio Gang Selected for Chicago's George Lucas Museum

00:00 - 28 July, 2014
MAD Architects + Studio Gang Selected for Chicago's George Lucas Museum, The rejected proposal for the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum in Crissy Field, San Francisco. Image © Art Zendarski
The rejected proposal for the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum in Crissy Field, San Francisco. Image © Art Zendarski

After the controversy surrounding their rejection by San Francisco and subsequent relocation to Chicago, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts has today announced a team of MAD Architects and Studio Gang as the designers of their new building in Chicago's museum district near Northerly Island.

The building itself will be designed by MAD Architects, chosen "because of its innovative approach to design and the firm’s philosophy of connecting urban spaces to natural landscapes." In this case, that landscape will be designed by Studio Gang, who will also add a bridge to Northerly Island, an area which they have worked on turning into an ecologically diverse urban park.

Stirling Prize Winning Architects Build LEGO Cities for the London Festival of Architecture

00:00 - 28 July, 2014
Stirling Prize Winning Architects Build LEGO Cities for the London Festival of Architecture, Organised as part of the London Festival of Architecture. Image © Agnese Sanvito
Organised as part of the London Festival of Architecture. Image © Agnese Sanvito

As part of the 2014 London Festival of Architecture, teams of architects from the four of the most recent Stirling Prize winning British practices were challenged with creating the most imaginative piece of a city - out of LEGO. Each team began with a carefully laid out square on the floor of the largest gallery of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, at which point they were given just one hour and 45 minutes to create an urban masterpiece out of blocks. Each group of architects worked alongside students from the Royal Academy’s attRAct programme, which offers A-level art students the chance to engage with art and architecture. An esteemed panel of judges ultimately selected the team from Zaha Hadid Architects as victorious, who "considered London on a huge scale and used curving buildings of different typologies which echoed the shape of the Thames."

Read more about the brief and the other participating entries after the break.

© Agnese Sanvito Team from Zaha Hadid Architects and attRAct students with their winning entry. Image © Agnese Sanvito Zaha Hadid Architects' Project Under Construction. Image © Agnese Sanvito The creation by Witherford Watson Mann. Image © Agnese Sanvito +6

Desert Courtyard House / Wendell Burnette Architects

01:00 - 28 July, 2014
Desert Courtyard House / Wendell Burnette Architects, © Bill Timmerman
© Bill Timmerman
  • Architects

  • Location

    Scottsdale, AZ, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Wendell Burnette
  • Design Team

    Thamarit Suchart (lead design collaborator), Jena Rimkus, Matthew G. Trzebiatowski, Scott Roeder, Brianna Tovsen, Chris Flodin, Colin Bruce
  • Area

    7200.0 ft2
  • Photographs

    Bill Timmerman, Courtesy of Wendell Burnette Architects

© Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman +34