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1305 Studio Office / 1305 Studio

01:00 - 20 October, 2014
1305 Studio Office / 1305 Studio, © Shen Photography
© Shen Photography
  • Architects

  • Location

    Changhua Road, Xuhui, Shanghai, China
  • Corporate Identity

    SHEN QIANG
  • Area

    306.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Shen Photography © Shen Photography © Shen Photography © Shen Photography +36

12 Projects Win Regional Holcim Awards 2014 for Africa Middle East

01:00 - 20 October, 2014
12 Projects Win Regional Holcim Awards 2014 for Africa Middle East, GOLD: Eco-Techno Park: Green building showcase and enterprise hub. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation
GOLD: Eco-Techno Park: Green building showcase and enterprise hub. Image Courtesy of Holcim Foundation

Teams from Turkey and Lebanon have received top honors in the 2014 regional Holcim Awards for Africa Middle East, an award which recognizes the most innovative and advanced sustainable construction designs. Among the top three winners is an “Eco-Park” sustainable research and technology center embedded within the terraced, industrial landscape of Ankara.

The 12 recognized projects will share over $300,000 in prize money, with the top three projects overall going on to be considered for the global Holcim Awards, to be selected in 2015.

The full list of Africa Middle East winners, after the break…

Family Box in Beijing / SAKO Architects

01:00 - 19 October, 2014
Family Box in Beijing / SAKO Architects, © Ruijing Photo
© Ruijing Photo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Keiichiro SAKO, Kumiko Fukasawa
  • Area

    4150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Ruijing Photo © Ruijing Photo © Ruijing Photo © Ruijing Photo +7

Mulini Beach / Studio 3LHD

01:00 - 19 October, 2014
Mulini Beach / Studio 3LHD, © Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

© Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado +33

7N Architects Reveal Glasgow Masterplan

00:00 - 19 October, 2014
7N Architects Reveal Glasgow Masterplan, Courtesy of 7N Architects
Courtesy of 7N Architects

Edinburgh-based 7N Architects has revealed their masterplan for Shawfield in Glasgow, a development containing 1.2 million square feet of "flexible business space" next to the River Clyde. Produced for the Clyde Gateway Urban Regeneration Company, the scheme aims to capitalize on the growth and investment that was brought to Glasgow by this summer's Commonwealth Games by providing "a nationally significant business district which will play a strong role in contributing to growth in Scotland's economy."

Competition Entry: NOA’s Proposal for Dalseong Citizen's Gymnasium

01:00 - 19 October, 2014
Competition Entry: NOA’s Proposal for Dalseong Citizen's Gymnasium, Entrance. Image © Nomad Office Architects
Entrance. Image © Nomad Office Architects

Nomad Office Architects (NOA) has shared with us their proposal for the Dalseong Citizen’s Gymnasium open ideas competition, which was awarded honorable mention. As part of the district’s centennial anniversary, the competition aimed to replace an existing, outdated sports hall with a new gymnasium complex for the local residents of Hyeonpung-myeon neighborhood within the Daegu district of Dalseong-gun.

drozdov&partners was ultimately crowned as winners of the competition, however you can review NOA’s proposal after the break.

On the Roof. Image © Nomad Office Architects Entrance. Image © Nomad Office Architects Under the Roof. Image © Nomad Office Architects © Nomad Office Architects +14

K + S Selected to Design New “Skärvet” Neighborhood in Växjö

00:00 - 19 October, 2014
K + S Selected to Design New “Skärvet” Neighborhood in Växjö, Park . Image © K + S
Park . Image © K + S

Stockholm-based Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects (K + S) has won first prize in a competition to design the “Skärvet” urban neighborhood in Växjö, Sweden. A starting point for Bäckaslöv, a long term vision for a sustainable community by developer Skanska, the new neighborhood will take shape along the railway line connecting Växjö to Norra Bergundasjon. 

BO House / Plan B Arquitectos

01:00 - 19 October, 2014
BO House / Plan B Arquitectos, ©  Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango

©  Alejandro Arango ©  Alejandro Arango ©  Alejandro Arango ©  Alejandro Arango +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Jefes de Proyecto

    Felipe Mesa, Federico Mesa
  • Project Area

    300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Michael Graves Defends the Portland Building from Demolition Threats

00:00 - 19 October, 2014
Michael Graves Defends the Portland Building from Demolition Threats , The Portland Building in 1982. Photo by Steve Morgan via <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/'>Wikimedia</a> Commons
The Portland Building in 1982. Photo by Steve Morgan via Wikimedia Commons

Last week, Michael Graves attended a public conversation with Randy Gragg, director of The University of Oregon's John Yeon Center to discuss the Portland Building, America's first postmodern building. The discussion centered around the famed, 1980s building’s many problems - “dark, leaky and claustrophobic” interiors,” pedestrian-unfriendly parking garage, and more - asking Graves for his advice on whether the city should update it or tear it down. His response, “The whole idea of tearing the building down, it's like killing a child… I don't know how to react to that.” Read all of Graves’ responses to tenant complaints here on the Oregon Live.

Wanderers Lodge / Garcia German Arquitectos

01:00 - 19 October, 2014
Wanderers Lodge  / Garcia German Arquitectos, © Jorge López Conde
© Jorge López Conde
  • Architects

  • Location

    Santander, Cantabria, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Jacobo García-Germán
  • Design Team

    Marta García Jiménez, Manuel del Río, Rebeka Záhonyi, Andrea Gutierrez, Olga González, Álvaro Sáez
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jorge López Conde © Jorge López Conde © Jorge López Conde © Jorge López Conde +25

House in Águeda / nu.ma

01:00 - 19 October, 2014
© Ivo Tavares Studio
© Ivo Tavares Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Casal, 3750, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Nuno Silva
  • Area

    306.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Ivo Tavares Studio © Ivo Tavares Studio © Ivo Tavares Studio © Ivo Tavares Studio +31

Insects and Humans Harmonize in a Symphony of Architectural Sound in this Roman Installation

00:00 - 19 October, 2014
Insects and Humans Harmonize in a Symphony of Architectural Sound in this Roman Installation, Courtesy of OFL Architecture
Courtesy of OFL Architecture

Within the walls of OFL Architecture's open-air wooden pavilion, the term "built environment" truly earns its keep. In Wunderbugs, humans become spectators of the natural world as insects toil away in six spherical ecosystems, and sensors weave movements into a web of data. Upon entering the pavilion, visitors are transformed into components of an interactive soundtrack harvested from the sensors and broadcast in the space, uniting the insect and human experience. The project was conceived for the second annual Maker Faire Europe in Rome, where it was installed earlier this month.

Enter the interactive acoustic experience of Wonderbugs after the break.

Courtesy of OFL Architecture Six biospheres each feature different types of ecosystems and insects. Image Courtesy of OFL Architecture Speakers embedded in the structure play the data-composed musical soundtrack. Image Courtesy of OFL Architecture Arduino sensors embedded in the structure measure human movements in the pavilion. Image Courtesy of OFL Architecture +13

Critical Round-Up: Haworth Tompkins' 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize Win

00:00 - 19 October, 2014
Critical Round-Up: Haworth Tompkins' 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize Win, © Philip Vile
© Philip Vile

In the great tradition of the RIBA Stirling Prize, the announcement of Haworth Tompkins' Everyman Theatre as the winner of the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize took many by surprise. The Everyman surpassed the public's favourite, Mecanoo's Library of Birmingham, and the bookies' (and many critics') favourite, O'Donnell + Tuomey's LSE Saw Swee Hock Student Centre - as well as two household names in Zaha Hadid's Aquatics Centre and Renzo Piano's Shard.

In what was seen by many as the strongest shortlist in years, the underdog Everyman has emerged victorious. But was it a worthy winner? Read on after the break to find out what the critics made of this unexpected result.

OSPA Wins Competition to Design Brazilian Sports Campus in Canoas

01:00 - 19 October, 2014
OSPA Wins Competition to Design Brazilian Sports Campus in Canoas , © OSPA Architecture and Urbanism
© OSPA Architecture and Urbanism

OSPA Architecture and Urbanism has won a national competition for the new UFCSPA (Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre) Campus Igara in Canoas, Brazil. The goal of the sports campus is to integrate itself within the community so it may serve as both a public institution and a public space. You can learn more about the winning scheme, after the break.

© OSPA Architecture and Urbanism © OSPA Architecture and Urbanism © OSPA Architecture and Urbanism © OSPA Architecture and Urbanism +16

A House Named Fred / in situ studio

01:00 - 18 October, 2014
A House Named Fred / in situ studio, © Richard Leo Johnson
© Richard Leo Johnson

© Richard Leo Johnson © Richard Leo Johnson © Richard Leo Johnson © Richard Leo Johnson +18

N – House / Tsushima Design Studio

01:00 - 18 October, 2014
N – House / Tsushima Design Studio, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +8

St John Bosco Art College / BDP

01:00 - 18 October, 2014
St John Bosco Art College  / BDP, © David Barbour
© David Barbour
  • Architects

  • Location

    Croxteth, Liverpool, Liverpool, Merseyside L11, United Kingdom
  • Architect and Landscape Architect

    BDP
  • Area

    11000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© David Barbour © David Barbour © David Barbour © David Barbour +15

Filiput Sporthall / Waltritsch a+u

01:00 - 18 October, 2014
Filiput Sporthall / Waltritsch a+u, © Marco Covi
© Marco Covi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ronchi dei Legionari Gorizia, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Dimitri Waltritsch Trieste
  • Area

    1600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Marco Covi © Marco Covi © Marco Covi © Marco Covi +22