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Oeuf / Flat House

01:00 - 18 November, 2014
Oeuf / Flat House, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Area

    79.36 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Skytel / PANORAMA

01:00 - 18 November, 2014
Skytel  / PANORAMA, © Ng Siu Fung
© Ng Siu Fung

© Ng Siu Fung © Ng Siu Fung © Ng Siu Fung © Ng Siu Fung +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Area

    850.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

The Legson Kayira Community Center & Primary School / Architecture for a Change

01:00 - 18 November, 2014
The Legson Kayira Community Center & Primary School / Architecture for a Change, Courtesy of Architecture for a Change
Courtesy of Architecture for a Change

Courtesy of Architecture for a Change Courtesy of Architecture for a Change Courtesy of Architecture for a Change Courtesy of Architecture for a Change +31

Shigeru Ban Included Among Foreign Policy's 100 Leading Global Thinkers

00:00 - 18 November, 2014
Shigeru Ban Included Among Foreign Policy's 100 Leading Global Thinkers, Courtesy of Courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects
Courtesy of Courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects

Shigeru Ban has been included in Foreign Policy Magazine's 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2014, dubbing this year's Pritzker Prize Laureate as "architecture's first responder." The annual list recognizes the 100 people whose ideas and actions have had the greatest impact on the outcome of world events, and this year 'disruption' is the buzzword; acknowledging a tumultuous year, the list focuses on the people who, for better or worse, "smashed the world as we know it."

2014 "Piran Days of Architecture" Explores the Complexities of Vision

00:00 - 18 November, 2014
2014 "Piran Days of Architecture" Explores the Complexities of Vision , Courtesy of PIDA
Courtesy of PIDA

"What is the role of the architect as a visionary; can the architect (or should the architect) assume the position of social or urban orchestrator? Can architecture’s presence in a technocracy promote a vision outside of its intentions?" - Professor Paul Robinson

Torre de Palma Wine Hotel / João Mendes Ribeiro

01:00 - 18 November, 2014
Torre de Palma Wine Hotel / João Mendes Ribeiro, © do mal o menos - Eduardo Nascimento e João Fôja
© do mal o menos - Eduardo Nascimento e João Fôja

© do mal o menos - Eduardo Nascimento e João Fôja © do mal o menos - Eduardo Nascimento e João Fôja © do mal o menos - Eduardo Nascimento e João Fôja © do mal o menos - Eduardo Nascimento e João Fôja +27

Harbour Heights Residence / Omar Gandhi Architect

01:00 - 18 November, 2014
Harbour Heights Residence / Omar Gandhi Architect , © Greg Richardson Photography
© Greg Richardson Photography

© Greg Richardson Photography © Greg Richardson Photography © Greg Richardson Photography © Greg Richardson Photography +23

Harvard Art Museums Renovation and Expansion / Renzo Piano + Payette

01:00 - 18 November, 2014
Harvard Art Museums Renovation and Expansion / Renzo Piano + Payette, © Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux

© Nic Lehoux © Michel Denancé © Nic Lehoux © Aerial by Lesvants.com +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Harvard University, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
  • Design Team

    M.Carroll and E.Trezzani (partners in charge) with J.Lee, E.Baglietto (partner), S.Ishida (partner), R.Aeck, F.Becchi, A.Stern, B.Cook, M.Orlandi, J.Pejkovic and J.Cook, M.Fleming, J.M.Palacios, S. Joubert; M. Ottonello (CAD operator); F.Cappellini, F.Terranova, I.Corsaro (models)
  • Area

    204000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Grenswerk Poppodium / van Dongen-Koschuch

01:00 - 18 November, 2014
Grenswerk Poppodium / van Dongen-Koschuch, © Allard van der Hoek
© Allard van der Hoek

© Allard van der Hoek © Allard van der Hoek © Allard van der Hoek © Allard van der Hoek +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Peperstraat 10, 5911 HA Venlo, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Frits van Dongen, Patrick Koschuch
  • Design Team

    H.Fekry, Henk de Haas, Jeroen Kreijne, Raul Forsoni, Gianna Bottema
  • Constructor

    ABT, Delft
  • Area

    2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

ZX FLUX Adidas Gallery / Arquitectos Asociados.lo

01:00 - 17 November, 2014
ZX FLUX Adidas Gallery / Arquitectos Asociados.lo, © Francisco Ibañez
© Francisco Ibañez

© Francisco Ibañez © Francisco Ibañez © Francisco Ibañez © Francisco Ibañez +16

Jury / Biasol: Design Studio

01:00 - 17 November, 2014
Jury / Biasol: Design Studio, © Martina Gemmola
© Martina Gemmola

© Martina Gemmola © Martina Gemmola © Martina Gemmola © Martina Gemmola +14

Hardesty Arts Center / Selser Schaefer Architects

01:00 - 17 November, 2014
Hardesty Arts Center / Selser Schaefer Architects, © Ralph Cole Photography
© Ralph Cole Photography

© Ralph Cole Photography © Ralph Cole Photography © Ralph Cole Photography © Ralph Cole Photography +14

Concert Hall Blaibach / peter haimerl.architektur

00:00 - 17 November, 2014
Concert Hall Blaibach / peter haimerl.architektur, © NAARO
© NAARO

© Edward Beierle © NAARO © NAARO © NAARO +60

  • Architects

  • Location

    Blaibach, Germany
  • Design Team

    Karl Landgraf, Ulrich Pape, Tomo Ichikawa, Felicia Michael, Jutta Görlich, Martin Kloos
  • Area

    560.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Rotterdam Named Europe's Best City By The Academy Of Urbanism

00:00 - 17 November, 2014
Rotterdam Named Europe's Best City By The Academy Of Urbanism, Renzo Piano Bulding Workshop / OMA / UNStudio / Siza / Mecanoo. Image
Renzo Piano Bulding Workshop / OMA / UNStudio / Siza / Mecanoo. Image

The Dutch city of Rotterdam, often referred to as a hotbed of architectural activity, has been named as the best city in Europe by The Academy of Urbanism at the 2015 Urbanism Awards. Pitted against two other finalists - Aarhus in Denmark and Turin in Italy - the city has been praised for its "predominantly young, open, tolerant community that is embracing innovative architecture and urban design and new business models."

Despite being a very closely fought battle, the Academy said that Rotterdam was a vote winner for its "unique approach to governance. Appointed for six years by central government, the role of mayor sits outside of political structures and with no portfolio, allowing greater engagement with citizens and businesses." Steven Bee, Chairman of the Academy, said that "a long-term perspective, a high level of autonomy, strong leadership by the mayor and municipality, and strong partnerships between public and private sector, are all helping Rotterdam grow positively."

MAD and 3XN Among Six Competing for "Porsche Design Tower" in Frankfurt

01:00 - 17 November, 2014
MAD and 3XN Among Six Competing for "Porsche Design Tower" in Frankfurt , Frankfurt's proposed redeveloped downtown with Porsche Design Tower site marked. Image © Tjie Emptyform, Aurelis via Bustler
Frankfurt's proposed redeveloped downtown with Porsche Design Tower site marked. Image © Tjie Emptyform, Aurelis via Bustler

Porsche Design has narrowed down a list of 20 participating teams to six shortlisted firms for an invited competition to design a new luxury residential tower in Frankfurt, Germany. The project, which will be Porsche Design’s debut in European real estate, will include up to 200 apartments, ranging from “Porsche Design suites” to two-story townhouses and luxury penthouses. The teams moving on to the competition’s second round, include: 3XN (Copenhagen), Stefano Boeri Architetti (Italy), MAD (China), Delugan Meissl (Austria), Neutelings Riedijk (Rotterdam) and Neil M. Denari (Los Angeles). 

House AA / Moca Architects

01:00 - 17 November, 2014
House AA / Moca Architects, © Kai Nakamura
© Kai Nakamura

© Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nara, Nara, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Kanako Momma, Shinya Furukawa
  • Structural Design

    Manabu Ueda
  • Area

    63.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

“Hypotopia”: Architecture as a Vehicle for Political Action

01:00 - 17 November, 2014
“Hypotopia”: Architecture as a Vehicle for Political Action, © Armin Walcher
© Armin Walcher

In the wake of the global financial crisis, banking scandals and government bailouts have made countless news headlines around the world. With such large sums of taxpayer money being funneled to the troubled financial sector, ordinary individuals are left to wonder how it will affect their own lives. But how can an entire country rise up and make their voices heard when it is nearly impossible to understand the magnitude of such an injustice? In Austria, a group of innovative students from the Technical University of Vienna set out to answer this question and have taken to a new form of protest in order to make the consequences of one Europe’s largest financial scandals in recent history a tangible reality.

To demonstrate the €19 billion price tag of Austria’s recent bailout of Hypo-Alpe-Adria, students designed and built a scale model of a fictional city called “Hypotopia,” a portmanteau of the bank's name and "utopia." According to Lukas Zeilbauer, “while utopia stands for an ideal fictitious world, ‘hypo’ is a Greek word meaning under, beneath or bellow - so a change coming from the bottom, from the folk.” Embodying an idealistic society with plentiful renewable resources and public education for people of all ages, the model city would theoretically contain 102,574 inhabitants, making it the sixth largest city in Austria.

Read on after the break to find out how an architecture model has drawn international attention and propelled an entire country to take action.

© Armin Walcher © Armin Walcher © Armin Walcher © Armin Walcher +15

Heatherwick to Construct $170 Million "Pier 55" Park Off Manhattan's Hudson River Shoreline

00:00 - 17 November, 2014
Heatherwick to Construct $170 Million "Pier 55" Park Off Manhattan's Hudson River Shoreline, Pier 55 from the esplanade looking west. Image © Pier55, Inc. and Heatherwick Studio, Renders by Luxigon
Pier 55 from the esplanade looking west. Image © Pier55, Inc. and Heatherwick Studio, Renders by Luxigon

Billionaire Barry Diller, chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp and former head of Paramount Pictures and Fox, has commissioned Thomas Heatherwick to design a $170 million “futuristic park” on Manhattan’s lower west side. Replacing the deteriorated Pier 54, the new “Pier55” will be a lush undulating landscape, raised atop 300 mushroom-shaped concrete columns placed 186 feet off of the Hudson River shoreline, that will host outdoor performances, act as a marine sanctuary for striped bass and guard the city against storms. 

Heatherwick will be collaborating with landscape architect Mathews Nielson. Read on to learn more about the project. 

Southern space looking north from Gansevoort Peninsula. Image © Pier55, Inc. and Heatherwick Studio, Renders by Luxigon Conceptual view of Pier 55's rolling landscape. Image © Pier55, Inc. and Heatherwick Studio, Renders by Luxigon Night view. Image © Pier55, Inc. and Heatherwick Studio, Renders by Luxigon Amphitheater looking southwest at the sunset. Image © Pier55, Inc. and Heatherwick Studio, Renders by Luxigon +9