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Archery Hall & Boxing Club / FT Architects

  • Architects: FT Architects
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect: FT Architects / Katsuya Fukushima, Hiroko Tominaga
  • Area: 198.75 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Shigeo Ogawa

© Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa

Who Will We Consider Today's Greatest Design Innovators, Tomorrow?

Often, it is only with hindsight that we can truly understand our world; looking back at how important certain events and people proved to be is much easier than predicting their importance at the time. Still, guessing who will be remembered in posterity is a fun game, so The Atlantic asked various industry leaders "Who Will Tomorrow's Historians Consider Today's Greatest Inventors?" The answers span across business, science, technology and design, and among the 9 nominations there are a few names that architects and urban designers may find interesting. Read on after the break to find out just who they are.

A>T Designs Parametric "Cloudbridge"

Though the fastest way to get from point A to point B is a straight line, architects Arturo Tedeschi and Maurizio Arturo Degni of Arturo Tedeschi (A>T) also believe it is the most boring way. Inspired by Sou Fujimoto’s 2013 Serpentine Pavilion and formed by a specific algorithm, A>T’s “Cloudbridge” seeks to heighten the experience of footbridges by creating a non-linear path that slows users down and connects them with the surrounding nature. According to the architects, the cloud-like bridge, made of a cubic steel modular frame and supported by a main beam, could easily constructed in any major mountain range. 

E’ Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Location: Eindhoven, North Brabant, The Netherlands
  • Design Team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Freyke Hartemink, Daniel Meyer, Mai Henriksen, Jacques van Eyck
  • Collaborators: Dennis Villanueva
  • Client: Stadionkwartier BV, Laurentius-Amvest
  • Consultants: Nelissen BV, Tielemans BV, LBP/Brandveiligheid Erik Janse, SchreuderGroep BV, Scheldebouw BV, DHV BV
  • Area: 16000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Jan Bitter

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter

Housing in Chailly / LOCALARCHITECTURE

© Mathieu Gafsou
© Mathieu Gafsou

© Mathieu Gafsou © Mathieu Gafsou © Mathieu Gafsou © Mathieu Gafsou

Precinct Energy Project / PETER HOGG + TOBY REED ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: PETER HOGG + TOBY REED ARCHITECTS
  • Location: Dandenong, Australia
  • Project Architect: Peter Hogg
  • Design Architect: Toby Reed
  • Project Team: Toby Reed, Peter Hogg, Marcus Fajl, Ming Lie, Fairlyn Wiyono
  • Director of infrastructure (Places Victoria): Nick Shashkoff
  • Project Manager: Hai Nguyen
  • Mechanical Consultants: Rudds
  • Acoustic consultants: Rudds / Marshall Day
  • Structural Consultants: BDD Engineering
  • Builder: Becon constructions (Aust)
  • Construction Manager: Peter White
  • Photographs: John Gollings

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings

AEC Hackathon

A first for the AEC Industry, the AEC Hackathon is a non-profit event that brings together teams of Silicon Valley technologists and industry stakeholders to help shape the future of our built environment. Formatted as a traditional "hack", the AEC Hackathon provides a playful, exploratory environment where disruption, innovation, and creative ideas are brought to life.

Ennead Awarded for "Leading Innovation" in FAR ROC Design Competition

Ennead Architects / Ennead Lab was recognized for Leading Innovation in Resilient Waterfront Development and named runner-up in the "For a Resilient Rockaway" (FAR ROC) design competition. The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and its affiliates made the announcement on Wednesday at the Arverne East site in the Rockaways. Titled "Fostering Resilient Ecological Development" (F.R.E.D.), Ennead’s submission creates a solution that is not only practical but also replicable for low-lying coastal communities up and down the Atlantic seaboard.

Mexico & Swizterland in Tug-of-War Over Luis Barragán Archive

Mexico, Switzerland and their constituent art collectors are in a tug-of-war over the coveted professional archive of late, famed hero Luis Barragán - considered one of Mexico's greatest architects. After his death, the heads of the Swiss furniture company, Vitra, bought a collection of Barragán's personal designs and images, leaving those in Mexico puzzled as to why the archive ever left the country from which his work is rooted. "It would be as if the ‘rights’ for Frank Lloyd Wright or Louis Kahn were held and managed from another country, ruling over their work and limiting access to the American public." Read the full article here, "Tug of War Stretches Architect’s Legacy".

Stepped House Toward the Landscape / 05 AM Arquitectura

  • Architects: 05 AM Arquitectura
  • Location: 17121 Casavells, Girona, Spain
  • Project Architects: Joan Arnau, Carme Muñoz
  • Technical Architect: Gloria Casadevall
  • Project Area: 303.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photography: José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia

Starchitecture Comes to Miami: Chad Oppenheim & Bjarke Ingels in a Roundtable

Starchitecture has come to Miami — in a big way. Developers are using the name recognition of some of the world’s star architects to bring in buyers for their posh towers.

Badger Mountain House / First Lamp Architecture and Construction

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Izzy’s Ice Cream Kitchen & Retail Shop / Salmela Architect

  • Architects: Salmela Architect
  • Location: 1100 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415, USA
  • Architect in Charge: David Salmela
  • Design Team: David Salmela, Malini Srivastava, David Getty, Stephanie Getty.
  • Project Architect: Malini Srivastava
  • Area: 7500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Paul Crosby

"Fangda Business Headquarters" Winning Entry / Huasen Architects

Huasen Architects (HSA) have been announced winners of the Fangda Headquarters competition. The winning proposal, located in Shenzhen, China, reshapes the existing site into a 300,000 sqm vortex of retail, office, entertainment and recreation spaces, stemming off a high-tech research and technical development hub. Competition requirements called for the integration of a bus terminal predicated on government officials’ calculations that 55% of users would arrive by bus.

Seventh House / Hernández Silva Arquitectos

  • Architects: Hernández Silva Arquitectos
  • Location: Zapopan, JAL, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge: Jorge Luis Hernández Silva
  • Design Team: Alejandro Aponte Gómez, Andrea Assad Álvarez
  • Area: 953.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Carlos Díaz Corona

© Carlos Díaz Corona © Carlos Díaz Corona © Carlos Díaz Corona © Carlos Díaz Corona