QKING / Modourbano Architettura

01:00 - 15 April, 2014
© Simone Bossi
© Simone Bossi

© Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi +17

Pagliacci Pizza / Floisand Studio

01:00 - 15 April, 2014
Courtesy of Floisand Studio
Courtesy of Floisand Studio

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Architecture Critic Inga Saffron Wins Pulitzer

00:00 - 15 April, 2014
Philadelphia Skyline. Image © Flickr CC User Brad Jacobson
Philadelphia Skyline. Image © Flickr CC User Brad Jacobson

The Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron has won journalism’s most prestigious award, the Pulitzer Prize, for her “distinguished criticism of architecture that blends expertise, civic passion and sheer readability into arguments that consistently stimulate and surprise.” Passionate about cities, Saffron’s work has had a profound impact on Philadelphia’s city policy and development. You can learn more about Saffron’s selection and read her column, here 

Sasanbell to Design £200m Exhibition Center in Aberdeen

01:00 - 15 April, 2014
© Sasanbell and Cooper Cromar, via BDOnline
© Sasanbell and Cooper Cromar, via BDOnline

Sasanbell has been chosen to design the UK's "most sustainable facility:" the £200 million Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC). The Glasgow-based company will provide a new home for the city's existing exhibition and conference center, which will be redeveloped by Cooper Cromar, freeing up space for future development and providing a sizable venue that can accommodate "large and popular events." 

Seven Architects Shortlisted for $100,000 Wheelwright Prize

00:00 - 15 April, 2014
Jose Ahedo, Blanca Pyrenees, Education Center  (Els Hostalets de Tost, Spain, 2013). Image Courtesy of Wheelwright Prize
Jose Ahedo, Blanca Pyrenees, Education Center (Els Hostalets de Tost, Spain, 2013). Image Courtesy of Wheelwright Prize

Seven architects have been shortlisted from nearly 200 international applicants for Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s 2014 Wheelwright Prize. The $100,000 grant, which is awarded annually to a single architect to support travel-based architectural research, is “intended to spur innovative research during the early stage of an architect's professional career” and “foster new forms of research informed by cross-cultural engagement.”

Ranging from a Barcelona-based architect whose research proposal focuses on animal farming systems to a Croatian architect who wants to re-imagine the “border-scape” in Mediterranean countries, you can review all seven finalists after the break...

Itatiba Residence / RoccoVidal P+W

01:00 - 15 April, 2014
© Tuca Reinés
© Tuca Reinés
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sao Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Luiz Fernando Rocco, Fernando Vidal, Douglas Tolaine
  • Collaborators

    Fernanda Tegacini, Marcela Kishi, Caroline Estelles, Ana Cecilia Guimarães, Carlos Andrigo, Fred Zara, Fernanda Morais, Fernanda Borges
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

© Tuca Reinés © Tuca Reinés © Tuca Reinés © Tuca Reinés +34

House_63 / Sonne Müller Arquiteto + Civitas

01:00 - 15 April, 2014
© Daniel Secches
© Daniel Secches
  • Architects

  • Location

    São José dos Campos - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Area

    480.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photography

    Daniel Secches

© Daniel Secches © Daniel Secches © Daniel Secches © Daniel Secches +17

Learning and Research Center (LRC) University of Alcalá / CDE Arquitectura

04:20 - 14 April, 2014
© Bernardo Corces
© Bernardo Corces

Architects: Celis-Echeverría CDE Arquitectura Location: Plaza de San Diego, S/N, 28801 Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, España Partners Design Team: Ernesto Echeverría, Flavio Celis Architects In Charge: Ernesto Echeverría, Flavio Celis, Blanca Moreno Area: 11455.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Bernardo Corces

© Bernardo Corces © Bernardo Corces © Bernardo Corces © Bernardo Corces +28

Himalesque / ARCHIUM

01:00 - 14 April, 2014
© Jun Myung-jin
© Jun Myung-jin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jomsom 33100, Nepal
  • Architect in Charge

    Kim In-cheurl
  • Data Management

    MASIL
  • Area

    747.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Jun Myung-jin

© Jun Myung-jin © Jun Myung-jin © Jun Myung-jin © Jun Myung-jin +32

Tyree Energy Technologies Building / FJMT

01:00 - 14 April, 2014
© John Gollings
© John Gollings
  • Architects

  • Location

    Anzac Parade, University of New South Wales-Kensington Campus, Kensington NSW 2033, Australia
  • Area

    16850.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    John Gollings

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings +8

Chinese to Build "Dubai 2.0" in Kenya

00:00 - 14 April, 2014
The new city is planned for land South-East of Kenya's Capital, Nairobi. Image © Flickr CC User DEMOSH
The new city is planned for land South-East of Kenya's Capital, Nairobi. Image © Flickr CC User DEMOSH

As reported by Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper, a group of Chinese investors has revealed plans for a new city in Kenya that will "match the splendour of Dubai". Though the investors are still resolving details with the Kenyan government, the city is planned for an area in Athi River, around 30km south-east of Nairobi, and is billed as a Chinese-controlled economic zone. At this early stage, the plans feature at least 20 skyscrapers. You can find more details of the proposal here.

Architecture Studio in Wujigeng Building / ISO workshop

01:00 - 14 April, 2014
© Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li +15

World Architecture Festival 2014: Submit Your Works to Compete as the World's Best

00:00 - 14 April, 2014
World Building of the Year: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki / FJMT + Archimedia
World Building of the Year: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki / FJMT + Archimedia

Dear readers, as the phenomenal architects we are confident you are, it is time to enter the search for the 2014 World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards. Annually recognizing the globe’s most impressive works, WAF is the largest architecture festival (and live awards) on the planet. 

If shortlisted, you will be invited to defend your project this October at the Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore in front of a “super jury,” chaired by Richard Rogers, that includes architects Rocco Yim, Julie Eizenberg, Enric Ruiz Geli, Peter Rich and more. 

The House Reflecting Ripples / Kichi Architectural Design

01:00 - 14 April, 2014
© Ippei Shinzawa
© Ippei Shinzawa

© Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa +31

Maroin Office Building / Architects Group RAUM

01:00 - 14 April, 2014
© Yoon Joon-hwan
© Yoon Joon-hwan
  • Architects

    Architects Group RAUM
  • Location

    146-9 Millak-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Oh sin-wook
  • Partner Architect

    No Jeong-min
  • Design Team

    Ha Joung-un, Park Jeong-a, Lee Chul-woo, Lee Yeong-suk, Kim Dae-won, Yu Seong-cheol, Park Woo-jin
  • Area

    233.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Yoon Joon-hwan

© Yoon Joon-hwan © Yoon Joon-hwan © Yoon Joon-hwan © Yoon Joon-hwan +39

Preparations Begin to Demolish the American Folk Art Museum

00:00 - 14 April, 2014
© Flickr CC User Dan Nguyen
© Flickr CC User Dan Nguyen

Preparations have commenced to demolish Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects’ American Folk Art Museum in New York. Despite international backlash from preservationists, architects and critics, the neighboring Museum of Modern Art will raze the 12-year-old structure in an effort to make way for an expansion designed by Diller Scofidio & Renfro. According to recent reports, scaffolding has arrived at the site and will soon be erected in front of the museum’s distinct, copper-bronze facade. More on the controversy, here. 

Christoph Gielen's "Ciphers": Aerial Views of American Sprawl

01:00 - 14 April, 2014
Courtesy of Jovis Verlag
Courtesy of Jovis Verlag

From the Publisher. Christoph Gielen’s aerial views offer a look at America’s most aberrant and unusual sprawl forms in ways we usually don’t get to see them: from far above the ground—a vantage point that reveals both the intricate geometry as well as the idiosyncratic allure of these developments. Here, encountering sprawl becomes an aesthetic experience that at the same time leaves us with a sense of foreboding, of seeing the “writing on the wall”. At once fascinating and profoundly unsettling, these photographs detail the potential ramifications of unchecked urbanization. When these settlements were developed, neither distance from work place nor gasoline prices much mattered in determining the locations of new constructions. These places are relics from an era that was entirely defined by a belief in unlimited growth, of bigger is better. The startling extent of those practices, and their inherent wastefulness, come to light in Gielen’s pictures—as if looking at a microcosm of non-sustainability through a giant magnifier.

Contributing essays by Johann Frederik Hartle, Galina Tachieva, Srdjan Jovanic Weiss, Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris contextualize Gielen’s work by focusing on a range of aspects, from aesthetics to climate change and futurology. They also examine why taking a closer look at these places is particularly crucial at this juncture, when we are faced with a new wave of building booms in developing nations such as in China.

Carozzi Production and Research Food Center / GH+A | Guillermo Hevia

01:00 - 14 April, 2014
© Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh
  • Architects

  • Location

    San Bernardo, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architects in Charge

    Tomás Villalón A., Francisco Carrión G., Javier González E.
  • Project Area

    52000 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +36