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Uniprix Pharmacy and Medical Center / Jean de Lessard Designers Créatifs

09:00 - 25 September, 2015
Uniprix Pharmacy and Medical Center / Jean de Lessard Designers Créatifs, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +16

What Does Germán Samper See When He Draws?

08:00 - 25 September, 2015
What Does Germán Samper See When He Draws?, Germán Samper drawing. Image © Nicolás Valencia
Germán Samper drawing. Image © Nicolás Valencia

Hiding out from the gentle Bogotá rain, a cat with turquoise eyes and a black and white coat prowls along the ledge of an office hidden in the midst of lush vegetation. A large window with a wooden frame filters the light and illuminates the interior: a desk, hundreds of books, manila folders, and backlit pictures. Sitting comfortably in his chair, 91-year-old Colombian architect Germán Samper takes a pencil, presses it to the surface of a sheet of paper, and begins to explain everything he is saying by drawing for us in the most clear and simple manner possible.

Whether he's giving instructions on taking a taxi in Bogotá  or explaining the recent modifications to the historic Colsubisdio citadel, Samper -- a master of Colombian architecture -- can express ideas on paper with an ease that makes us think that drawing might be very simple, but it's really just a great trick.

Perseverance is key and Samper knows this from experience. "I don't understand why architects don't draw more if it is truly a pleasure," he ponders.

After the break, a conversation with Germán Samper and a series of unedited sketches by the Colombian architect.

Before and Further: DABSMYLA & Modernica

07:00 - 25 September, 2015
Before and Further: DABSMYLA & Modernica, DABSMYLA's You Are Here
DABSMYLA's You Are Here

For their most ambitious exhibition to date – artist duo DABSMYLA presents Before and Further, a 4,000 square foot installation takeover of a stand-alone 1930 built Spanish Revival workplace building, located on the Modernica factory property. DABSMYLA have fully transformed its interior and exterior with their newest paintings, sculptures, installations and exclusive furnishings from limited-edition fiberglass shell chairs and hand painted ceramics to custom-built lighting installations, all designed and created exclusively for their collaboration with Modernica. The already rich history of this building and Modernica create a fitting compliment for DABSMYLA’s spectacular experience. This long awaited solo show will be

Smog Vacuum in The Netherlands Turns Carbon Waste into Jewelry

06:00 - 25 September, 2015

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde of Studio Roosegaarde, in collaboration with Environmental Nano Studios and professor Bob Ursem, has created the world’s largest smog vacuum cleaner in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Dubbed Smog Free Tower, the 7-meter-tall vacuum acts as a filter that uses patented “ozone free ion technology” to clean 30,000 cubic meters of air per hour using only minimal wind and electrical energy.

Courtesy of Studio Roosegaarde Courtesy of Studio Roosegaarde Courtesy of Studio Roosegaarde Courtesy of Studio Roosegaarde +17

Valencia University Language Center / Arkítera SLP

05:00 - 25 September, 2015
© Mariela Apollonio
© Mariela Apollonio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain
  • Architects in charge

    Carlos Sánchez Hernández y Salvador Lara Ortega (ARKITERA
  • Area

    3885.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio +21

Grayson Perry, Martha Thorne and Bjarke Ingels Among the RIBA's 2016 Honorary Fellowships

04:00 - 25 September, 2015
Grayson Perry, Martha Thorne and Bjarke Ingels Among the RIBA's 2016 Honorary Fellowships, P+R De Uithof, Utrecht / KCAP led by Kees Christiaanse, Honorary International Fellow. Image © Ronald Tilleman
P+R De Uithof, Utrecht / KCAP led by Kees Christiaanse, Honorary International Fellow. Image © Ronald Tilleman

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have announced fourteen 2016 RIBA Honorary Fellowships (of whom two are in partnership) and eight International Fellowships which will be awarded at an event on the 1st February 2016, alongside the recently announced RIBA Royal Gold Medal. RIBA Honorary Fellowships are awarded annually to people who have made "a particular contribution to architecture in its broadest sense," be it in the fields of architecture, construction, media, education, or the arts.

Family House Correnteza 21 / Humberto Conde

03:00 - 25 September, 2015
Family House Correnteza 21 / Humberto Conde, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +21

cb19 / zanderroth architekten

02:00 - 25 September, 2015
cb19 / zanderroth architekten, Courtesy of zanderroth architekten
Courtesy of zanderroth architekten

Courtesy of zanderroth architekten Courtesy of zanderroth architekten Courtesy of zanderroth architekten Courtesy of zanderroth architekten +13

Exhibition: OBJET

23:00 - 24 September, 2015
Exhibition: OBJET, Chair design exhibition of 3 Generation of Iranian architects
Chair design exhibition of 3 Generation of Iranian architects

This is the first design exhibition that incorporates three generations of Iranian architects in one event to design and build chairs.

A chair, as an object, lies somewhere on the scale between interior architecture and a product. It can be made by anyone as a response to the primary human need for “a place to sit.” But, on the other hand, a professional designer can create a structure to respond to human needs, using a comprehensive framework, technology and geometry. 

FLASH Entertainment New Offices / M+N Architecture

21:00 - 24 September, 2015
FLASH Entertainment New Offices / M+N Architecture, © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography
© Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

© Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography +26

Armandale House 1 / Mitsuori Architects

20:00 - 24 September, 2015
Armandale House 1 / Mitsuori Architects, © Michael Kai Photography
© Michael Kai Photography

© Michael Kai Photography © Michael Kai Photography © Michael Kai Photography © Michael Kai Photography +14

UNL College of Architecture 2015/2016 Hyde Lecture Series

19:30 - 24 September, 2015
UNL College of Architecture 2015/2016 Hyde Lecture Series, 2015/2016 Hyde Lecture Series
2015/2016 Hyde Lecture Series

2015/2016 Hyde Lecture Series opens another exciting chapter for the design disciplines as speakers take a fresh, in-depth look at What’s Next.

The College of Architecture’s Hyde Lecture Series is a long-standing, endowed public program. Each year the College hosts compelling speakers in the fields of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and planning that enrich the ongoing dialog around agendas which are paramount to the design disciplines and our graduates.

Yunyang Civil Activities Centre / TANGHUA ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES

19:00 - 24 September, 2015
Yunyang Civil Activities Centre / TANGHUA ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES, © Chen Yao
© Chen Yao

© Chen Yao © Chen Yao © Chen Yao © Chen Yao +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chongqing, Chongqing, China
  • Design Team

    TANG HUA, Zhang Guang Hong, Liu Chang Ping, Liu Xin, Yang Ning, Wu Yun Hui, Hu Jing, Deng Yu, Cai Jie, Liu Ying Jun, Liu Zheng Rong, Xu Wan Qing , Li Ji Rui, Tan Jun Wei, He Si Feng
  • Client

    ChongQing YunYang county Urban Development and Investment Co., LTD
  • Area

    28857.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Now Streaming: Álvaro Siza at the CCA

18:01 - 24 September, 2015

Watch Álvaro Siza celebrate the opening of the exhibition "Corner, Block, Neighbourhood, Cities. Álvaro Siza in Berlin and The Hague" and the arrival of the Siza archive at the CCA. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter using #SizaCCA.

Grade House / Measured Architecture

17:00 - 24 September, 2015
Grade House / Measured Architecture, © Andrew Latreille
© Andrew Latreille

© Andrew Latreille © Andrew Latreille © Andrew Latreille © Andrew Latreille +19

Renzo Piano to Break Ground on Des Moines’ Kum & Go Headquarters

16:00 - 24 September, 2015
Renzo Piano to Break Ground on Des Moines’ Kum & Go Headquarters, © RPBW
© RPBW

Construction is set to commence next week on the Renzo Piano Building Workshop-designed Kum & Go Headquarters planned for downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Dubbed the "Krause Gateway Center," the five-story urban headquarters will be seen as a "natural extension" to the neighboring sculpture park that features a "flexible" work environment that can accommodate Kum & Go's future growth.

“Lightness, simplicity and openness are the main concepts expressed in the design,” says Renzo Piano. “The four vast planes flying over the site will emphasize the lightness and the transparency of the building, and will dialogue with the sculpture park nearby.”

Split House / Alma-nac

15:00 - 24 September, 2015
Split House  / Alma-nac, © Jack Hobhouse
© Jack Hobhouse

© Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse +21

Columbus Museum of Art Expansion and Renovation / DesignGroup

13:00 - 24 September, 2015
Columbus Museum of Art Expansion and Renovation / DesignGroup, © Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

© Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf +20