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INSIDE Boutique Centre / Holzer Kobler Architekturen

09:00 - 4 July, 2015
INSIDE Boutique Centre / Holzer Kobler Architekturen, © Radek Brunecky
© Radek Brunecky

© Radek Brunecky © Radek Brunecky © Radek Brunecky © Radek Brunecky +26

Dürig AG Designs Student Housing for University of Lausanne

08:00 - 4 July, 2015
Dürig AG Designs Student Housing for University of Lausanne, Courtesy of Dürig AG
Courtesy of Dürig AG

Dürig AG has won a competition to design a new Student Housing building for the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. Dubbed Vortex, the residential building will house 1,350 students and is also a candidate for the Athletes Village for the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games. For this reason, the design of the building includes a common path that spirals from the ground floor to the rooftop, creating a distinct social atmosphere that caters to students and athletes.

Courtesy of Dürig AG Courtesy of Dürig AG Courtesy of Dürig AG Courtesy of Dürig AG +9

The Proudhon Secondary School in Besançon / Tectoniques + Architectures Adelfo Scaranello

05:00 - 4 July, 2015
The Proudhon Secondary School in Besançon / Tectoniques + Architectures Adelfo Scaranello, Courtesy of Tectoniques Architects
Courtesy of Tectoniques Architects

Courtesy of Tectoniques Architects Courtesy of Tectoniques Architects Courtesy of Tectoniques Architects Courtesy of Tectoniques Architects +49

Kaveh House Renovation in Tehran / Pargar Architecture and Design Studio

02:00 - 4 July, 2015
Kaveh House Renovation in Tehran / Pargar Architecture and Design Studio, © Hossein Farahani
© Hossein Farahani

© Mehrdad Emrani © Mehrdad Emrani © Mehrdad Emrani © Hossein Farahani +22

UBM Housing / ID-EA

22:00 - 3 July, 2015
UBM Housing / ID-EA, © Fernando Gomulya
© Fernando Gomulya

© Fernando Gomulya © Fernando Gomulya © Fernando Gomulya © Fernando Gomulya +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jakarta, Special Capital Region of Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Design Architect

    Elsye Alam
  • Executive Architect

    PT. Ita Rahayu Utama
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

House Refurbishment / frundgallina

19:00 - 3 July, 2015
House Refurbishment / frundgallina, © Milo Keller
© Milo Keller

© Milo Keller © Milo Keller © Milo Keller © Milo Keller +12

Hidalga Residence / grupoarquitectura

17:00 - 3 July, 2015
Hidalga Residence / grupoarquitectura, © Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa +40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Daniel Álvarez
  • Design Team

    Pilar Medina, Rosa López, Susana López, Raúl Chávez, Sergio Valdés, Francisco Puente, Manuel Campos
  • Area

    900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Archiculture Interviews: Bill Hellmuth

16:00 - 3 July, 2015

“If you look at just carbon emissions, what we do for a living—building buildings, running buildings, all that— is 50 percent of all the carbon emissions in the United States. […] Well that’s both sort of dreadful and wonderful at the same time. […] The opportunity is, because it’s so concentrated, a relatively smaller group of people can do something about it. ”

As a part of its Archiculture series, Arbuckle Industries has interviewed HOK president Bill Hellmuth on his experiences in architecture school and working in a large practice. In the interview, Hellmuth discusses his path in architecture school, how large firms allow for the creation of teams, and issues involving sustainability and livable cities.

Cottage La Angela / Estudio Cella

15:00 - 3 July, 2015

  • Architects

  • Location

    San José, Misiones Province, Argentina
  • Architects in Charge

    Daniel Cella, Lucia Cella
  • Area

    130.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Ramiro Sosa © Ramiro Sosa © Ramiro Sosa © Ramiro Sosa +25

Live on the Edge with OPA's Casa Brutale

14:00 - 3 July, 2015
Live on the Edge with OPA's Casa Brutale, © OPA Works
© OPA Works

In our article for this cliff-hanging project by Modscape published last year, we said that all it really needed was James Bond and an invisible Aston Martin in the garage. Well, the images presented by OPA (Open Platform for Architecture) for their new project offer us James Bond and a (sadly visible) Ferrari. Perhaps it's not quite what we expected, but either way it's a big step forward for the super-villains lair market: Casa Brutale gives us wall-to-wall water and concrete set into cliffs above the Aegean Sea in what OPA promises will be a literally ground-breaking development.

© OPA Works © OPA Works © OPA Works © OPA Works +22

Clark Court / In Situ Studio

13:00 - 3 July, 2015
Clark Court / In Situ Studio, © Richard Leo Johnson
© Richard Leo Johnson

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

Photographer Max Touhey Gives a Rare Glimpse Inside Eero Saarinen's TWA Flight Center

12:00 - 3 July, 2015
Photographer Max Touhey Gives a Rare Glimpse Inside Eero Saarinen's TWA Flight Center, © Max Touhey for Curbed NY
© Max Touhey for Curbed NY

Currently under renovation in order to turn its soaring shell into a hotel, Eero Saarinen's iconic TWA Flight Center has been off limits to the public since 2001. However last week, while a team of digital preservationists were making scans of the swooping curves of the building's interior, photographer Max Touhey was allowed access, camera in hand, to catalog the building's mid-century elegance. The photoset, published in full on Curbed NY, shows the building in a generally good condition considering its decade-long slumber. Read on after the break for a selection of these images.

© Max Touhey for Curbed NY © Max Touhey for Curbed NY © Max Touhey for Curbed NY © Max Touhey for Curbed NY +10

Museum of the Presidency of the Republic of Portugal / RBD.APP- Arquitectos

11:00 - 3 July, 2015
Museum of the Presidency of the Republic of Portugal / RBD.APP- Arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Praça Afonso de Albuquerque, 1300-004 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Ana Paula Pinheiro and Rui Barreiros Duarte
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Sex and Real Estate, Reconsidered: What Was the True Story Behind Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House?

08:30 - 3 July, 2015
Unidentified woman, perhaps Edith Farnsworth, at Farnsworth House. Undated.  [BACK] Gorman’s Child Photography. Courtesy and copyright of Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois.
Unidentified woman, perhaps Edith Farnsworth, at Farnsworth House. Undated. [BACK] Gorman’s Child Photography. Courtesy and copyright of Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois.

In 1951, Mies van der Rohe completed a house in Plano, Illinois that was the epitome of his modernist ideals; with a steel structure surrounded entirely by glass walls the building perfectly connected the user with its idyllic natural setting, and it was - and is - venerated as a masterwork. A lesser-known story about the work is how its owner Dr Edith Farnsworth attempted to sue her architect, in a story of bitterness and unrequited love - but even less well-known, argues Nora Wendl, is the story of what really happened. In this excerpt from her essay "Uncompromising Reasons for Going West: A Story of Sex and Real Estate, Reconsidered," published in Thresholds issue 43: "Scandalous," Wendl examines the overblown and dubious assertions made about Farnsworth's intentions, finding that the truth may be much more simple: perhaps the Farnsworth House is just not a pleasant place to live.

“I have decided to speak up.”

Such is the threshold between a private affair and a public scandal: one person speaks. These are also the opening lines to “The Threat to the Next America,” which appears in the April 1953 issue of House Beautiful. Penned by editor Elizabeth Gordon, the article describes an unnamed, but “highly intelligent, now disillusioned, woman who spent more than $70,000 building a 1-room house that is nothing but a glass cage on stilts.”[1] Gordon warns readers of a design movement sweeping the nation:

Something is rotten in the state of design—and it is spoiling some of our best efforts in modern living. After watching it for several years, after meeting it with silence, House Beautiful has decided to speak out and appeal to your common sense, because it is common sense that is mostly under attack. Two ways of life stretch before us. One leads to the richness of variety, to comfort and beauty. The other, the one we want fully to expose to you, retreats to poverty and unlivability. Worst of all, it contains the threat of cultural dictatorship.[2]

Farnsworth House, south façade and terrace. Undated.  [BACK] Gorman’s Child Photography. Courtesy and copyright of Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois. Farnsworth House, interior. Undated.  [BACK] Gorman’s Child Photography. Courtesy and copyright of Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois. Farnsworth House, looking northwest from the interior of screened-in porch, furnished by Farnsworth. Undated.  [BACK] Gorman’s Child Photography. Courtesy and copyright of Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois. Farnsworth House, exterior, view of south façade and east end of terrace with Farnsworth’s sculptures. Undated.  [BACK] Gorman’s Child Photography. Courtesy and copyright of Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois. +15

Pierson’s Way / Bates Masi Architects

09:00 - 3 July, 2015
Pierson’s Way / Bates Masi Architects, © Michael Moran
© Michael Moran

© Michael Moran © Michael Moran © Michael Moran © Michael Moran +15

PORT Urbanism and R2 Companies Propose Plan to Revitalize Chicago’s Goose Island

08:00 - 3 July, 2015
PORT Urbanism and R2 Companies Propose Plan to Revitalize Chicago’s Goose Island, An oblique aerial view of the Goose Island proposal. Image Courtesy of PORT
An oblique aerial view of the Goose Island proposal. Image Courtesy of PORT

Hoping to reverse the fortunes of this small but distinctive area of Chicago, real estate development firm R2 Companies and urban planning group PORT Urbanism have teamed up to devise a plan to renew Goose Island. A man-made island with a long history of manufacturing, Goose Island lacks the revenue stream of many other Chicago regions, but the development team hopes to improve conditions by 2025 by enabling it to develop into a sustainable, high-tech neighborhood connected to Chicago’s urban grid.

Diagram of existing conditions on Goose Island. Image Courtesy of PORT Diagram of proposed transportation improvements for Goose Island. Image Courtesy of PORT Rendered plan of the Goose Island proposal. Image Courtesy of PORT Diagram of the Goose Island proposal. Image Courtesy of PORT +11

Variant Studio's Moscow Metro Proposal: The World’s Quietest Metro Station?

06:00 - 3 July, 2015
Variant Studio's Moscow Metro Proposal: The World’s Quietest Metro Station?, Metro Platform. Image Courtesy of Variant Studio
Metro Platform. Image Courtesy of Variant Studio

When thinking of metro stations, the word quiet generally doesn’t come to mind—with all of the train and pedestrian traffic, not only is noise produced in high quantities, but it is also echoed. With this issue in mind, London-based Variant Studio created their proposal for the competition to design the new Novoperedelkino station in Moscow, Russia. Although not selected as the winning design, Variant was one of five shortlisted teams. Learn more about their silent proposal after the break. 

Metro Platform. Image Courtesy of Variant Studio Metro Tunnel. Image Courtesy of Variant Studio Courtesy of Variant Studio Courtesy of Variant Studio +17

5CUBE Energy Pavilion / de Siún Scullion Architects

05:00 - 3 July, 2015
5CUBE Energy Pavilion / de Siún Scullion Architects, © Ros Kavanagh
© Ros Kavanagh

© Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hanover Quay, Dublin, Co. Dublin City, Ireland
  • Design Team

    Declan Scullion, Mícheál de Siún
  • Area

    18.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs