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Venice Biennale 2012: Dialogue Architecture / Juan Herreros

During the 13th Venice Biennale we had the chance to interview Spanish architect , founder of Herreros Arquitectos (full interview in a following post).

The exhibit Dialogue Architecture aims to expose the complex relations that happen behind the scenes of a project, part of the technical aspects of architecture from where innovation informs the creative side of it.

© Nico Saieh

More about the exhibit after the break.

Railway House Santpoort / Zecc Architects

© Cornbread

Architects: Zecc Architecten
Location: ,
Project Architects: Marnix van der Meer, Steven Nobel
Interior Architects: ZW6 interiors architecture
Contributors: Bart Kellerhuis, René de Korte, Jeffrey van Schoonhoven
Area: 190 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Cornbread

V’ammos Restaurant / LM Architects

© Studio Paterakis

Architects: LM Architects
Location: Pireas,
Area: 300 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Studio Paterakis

Del Mar Village Condominium / Saraiva + Associados


Architects: Saraiva + Associados
Location: ,
Area: 12,520 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: FG+SG

© Jae K. Kim/Co-De
© Jae K. Kim/Co-De

Form of Public Control / Jae Kim | CoDeAU

Designed by Jae K. Kim of CoDeAU, the Form of Public Control project is aimed at being the 20th century’s notion of a skyscraper in Manhattan. As a symbolic individual in the city, it should be redefined due to the…

New Image Hilti / Cso Arquitectura

© Esaú Acosta

Architects Office: Cso Arquitectura
Location: , Spain
Architect: Javier de Antón
Year: 2007
Photography: Esaú Acosta


© Thomas Jantscher

Architects: ARCHI7
Location: Chalais,
Architect In Charge: Nuno Ferreira
Year: 2011
Photographs: Nuno Ferreira, Benjamin Krampulz, Thomas Jantscher

Courtesy of Mauro Turin Architectes
Courtesy of Mauro Turin Architectes

Wine Museum Proposal / Mauro Turin Architectes

The main challenge in the design for the Wine Museum in Lavaux was to generate a large-scale cultural attraction non-existent today. Designed by Mauro Turin Architectes…, their proposal creates a wine museum that shows and tells the whole heritage

Bucktown Three / Studio Dwell Architects

© Marty Peters

Architects: Studio Dwell Architects
Location: , IL, United States
Architect In Charge: Mark Peters
Project Manager: Gary Stoltz
Engineer: Louis Shell
Landscape: Julie deLeon
General Contractor: Matt Stedl
Area: 5,000 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Marty Peters

St. Joseph House / Wolfgang Tschapeller

© Lukas Schaller

Architects: Wolfgang Tschapeller ZT GmbH
Location: Lower ,
Design Team: Wolfram Mehlem, Jesper Bork
Photographs: Lukas Schaller, Roland Krauss, Courtesy of Wolfgang Tschapeller

God’s Loftstory / LKSVDD

© Vincent van den Hoven

Architects: Leijh Kappelhoff Seckel van den Dobbelsteen architecten
Location: Veldhoven,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Vincent van den Hoven

Winners of the Future Prentice Competition Announced

First Prize: “The Buildings are sleeping, you should go and wake them up, she says.”

Amidst the longstanding, heated battled to save ’s iconic Prentice Woman’s Hospital, the results of the 2012 Chicago Prize Competition: Future Prentice have been announced! Presented by the Architecture Foundation, in collaboration with Architectural Club and the Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the international competition intended to act as a platform for public debate about the future of the controversial Chicago landmark.

More information and the winning proposals after the break…

American Apparel Showroom / Emmanuel Picault + Ludwig Godefroy Architects

© Ramiro Chaves

Architects: Emmanuel Picault + Ludwig Godefroy Architects
Location: City,
Construction: Aaron Yepez, Carlos Tapia, Jose Luis Madrigal, Carlos Cortes, Gustavo Cortes, Konrado Angeles, Francisco Romo, Raul Carrillo, Ruben Silvestre
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ramiro Chaves

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXXXV

Photo by Thierry Lechanteur –

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The photo above was taken by Thierry Lechanteur in Liège, Belgium. Check the other four after the break.

Izakaya Singer / Panorama

© Ng Siu Fung

Architects: Panorama
Location: , China
Design Team: Horace Pan, Alan Tse, Nick Wong
Client: Izakaya Singer Co., Ltd.
Area: 340 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ng Siu Fung

2013 United States Best Architecture Schools

Milstein Hall at Cornell University / OMA © Matthew Carbone

UPDATE: The lists have been updated from showing the Top 5 Schools in each category, to the Top 20. 

James Cramer and the Greenway Group have released the 14th edition of DesignIntelligence, a compilation of different rankings for accredited architecture schools in the United States. The report attempts to create a level playing ground upon which to rank the universities by polling thousands of , talking to deans and administrators, interviewing successful designers in private practices, and visiting each university campus.  While the findings may raise some debate, overall, the report creates a dialogue as to how, and to what extent, higher education responds to the changing demands of our profession.

Although design education is generally well respected, several of the educators, students and practitioners interviewed this year were critical of its current state, believing that it is simply not good enough. As Cramer describes, “Respect for design education is high – and can grow further. This will require that there be a deep understanding of the dimensions of the trends in the design profession. When schools and practitioners are in harmony on these dimensions of change, they can reinforce and enhance each other. In this there is art and science. Leadership is at issue. The big shifts can be signs of new strength in a time of flux.”

A closer look after the break…

ABI Remains Positive for Third Straight Month

via Calculated Risk

Billings at architecture firms accelerated to their strongest pace of growth since December 2010. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the October score was 52.8, up from the mark of 51.6 in September. This score reflects an increase in demand for design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 59.4, compared to a mark of 57.3 the previous month.

“With three straight monthly gains – and the past two being quite strong – it’s beginning to look like demand for design services has turned the corner,” said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon. AIA. “With 2012 winding down on an upnote, and with the national elections finally behind us, there is a general sense of optimism. However, this is balanced by a tremendous amount of anxiety and uncertainty in the marketplace, which likely means that we’ll have a few more bumps before we enter a full-blown .”

Regensdorf Community Center / phalt Architekten

© Dominique Wehrli

Architects: phalt Architekten
Location: , Switzerland
Year: 2011
Photographs: Dominique Wehrli