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Sushi Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City / 07BEACH

14:00 - 11 April, 2015
Sushi Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City / 07BEACH, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    District 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Joe Chikamori
  • Area

    79.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

"Cool School" Finalists Respond to Mongolia's Extreme Climate

13:00 - 11 April, 2015
"Cool School" Finalists Respond to Mongolia's Extreme Climate, Courtesy of Building Trust International
Courtesy of Building Trust International

The sixth international competition by Building Trust International, this year’s “Cool School” design competition is in its final stage. Participants were challenged with the task of designing a school addition for 100 students responsive to the extreme climatic conditions of Mongolia, emphasizing adaptability, aesthetics, and comfort. Of over 180 submissions, one winner and nine honorable mentions will be selected by a jury and announced on May 1, 2015.

In celebration of the creative designs, Building Trust International has created a Facebook gallery of all the competition entries. Check out 12 selected designs after the break.

Courtesy of Building Trust International Courtesy of Building Trust International Courtesy of Building Trust International Courtesy of Building Trust International +13

Hand vs. Computer Drawing: A Student's Opinion

09:30 - 11 April, 2015
Hand vs. Computer Drawing: A Student's Opinion, Drawing by Chris Wilkinson (Wilkinson Eyre) for Article 25's 10x10 charity auction.. Image © Chris Wilkinson Courtesy of Article 25
Drawing by Chris Wilkinson (Wilkinson Eyre) for Article 25's 10x10 charity auction.. Image © Chris Wilkinson Courtesy of Article 25

In the debate about how architects - both present and future - represent our ideas, it is easy to find a lot of articles supporting both sides. One can read as many arguments as they want and find valid points supporting both hand-drawing and computer production. One could argue that there is nothing prettier than a well done hand-rendering of a project. Another could say that, although hand-drawing is something that catches the eye, it is not practical at all, takes longer than doing it on the computer and does not allow architects to easily modify it.

There is however another facet that does not come up as frequently as it maybe should: how does this discussion affect students? I believe we lie in a cross-fire, between the idea of what architects do and what they actually do.

548 Stradbrook Condominiums / 5468796 Architecture

10:00 - 11 April, 2015
548 Stradbrook Condominiums / 5468796 Architecture, © James Brittain Photography
© James Brittain Photography

© James Brittain Photography © James Brittain Photography © James Brittain Photography © James Brittain Photography +17

raumspielkunst Envisions Next Generation Gas Station in Chile

09:00 - 11 April, 2015
raumspielkunst Envisions Next Generation Gas Station in Chile, Courtesy of raumspielkunst
Courtesy of raumspielkunst

Where the Panamerican Route passes along Rancagua, Chile, it does so in a seemingly interminable straight line, intersecting with the H-35 toward the Pacific and the Andes. At this junction between two of Rancagua's arterial roads German practice raumspielkunst has envisioned "The Cloud," a new form of self-sufficient gas station.

Responding to the nature of its site as a meeting point between the industrial and the touristic, the environmentally efficient gas station would cater for thousands of commuters each day. 

Six Walls House / Arrhov Frick Arkitektkontor

06:00 - 11 April, 2015
Six Walls House  / Arrhov Frick Arkitektkontor, © Mikael Olsson
© Mikael Olsson

© Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson +9

Lycée Neslon Mandela Secondary School / Philippe Gazeau

03:00 - 11 April, 2015
Lycée Neslon Mandela Secondary School / Philippe Gazeau, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +16

PRIM4 Hair Salon / YOMA DESIGN

23:00 - 10 April, 2015
PRIM4 Hair Salon / YOMA DESIGN, © Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio
© Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio

© Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio © Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio © Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio © Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio +28

Residence Hall of Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary / SAC International

20:00 - 10 April, 2015
Residence Hall of Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary / SAC International, © Jae-kyung Kim/ jae-kyung Kim Studio
© Jae-kyung Kim/ jae-kyung Kim Studio

© Jae-kyung Kim/ jae-kyung Kim Studio © Jae-kyung Kim/ jae-kyung Kim Studio © Jae-kyung Kim/ jae-kyung Kim Studio © Jae-kyung Kim/ jae-kyung Kim Studio +27

Open Call: "STITCH" Portland

19:00 - 10 April, 2015
Open Call: "STITCH" Portland , Courtesy of AIA Portland
Courtesy of AIA Portland

Now in its second year, the AIA Portland is seeking entries for its ideas competition - "2015 STITCH II." Open to everyone, the competition asks participants to reinvent an unused site beneath Portland's I-405 bridge into an active public space or shelter. While the specific programming is left to the participants' discretion, designs must respond to the specific context of the neighborhood. Registration is open now and submissions are welcomed through June 1, 2015. Three winners will be chosen by a multidisciplinary jury and announced at a ceremony on June 9, receiving monetary prizes between $100 and $500. For more information, visit aiaportland.org. To register, visit eventbrite.com. You can see last year’s winner, here.

Arena Apartments / Ellivo Architects

18:10 - 10 April, 2015
Arena Apartments / Ellivo Architects, © Scott Burrows
© Scott Burrows

© Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Michael Small (Project Architect), Mason Cowle (Director)
  • Area

    3350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

"Classic Japan" Episode 3: Kagawa Prefectural Government Hall / Kenzo Tange

16:00 - 10 April, 2015

This installment of Vincent Hecht's "Classic Japan" series takes you through Kenzo Tange's 1958 Kagawa Prefectural Government Hall. Emulating traditional Japanese wood construction, the reinforced concrete structure forms an L-shape around a central courtyard with a connecting eight-story administrative office tower and low-rise assembly hall.

The "Brain of Brian" Floating Office Barge / Marraum Architecture

16:00 - 10 April, 2015
The "Brain of Brian" Floating Office Barge  / Marraum Architecture, Courtesy of Marraum Architecture
Courtesy of Marraum Architecture

Courtesy of Marraum Architecture Courtesy of Marraum Architecture Courtesy of Marraum Architecture Courtesy of Marraum Architecture +54

  • Architects

  • Location

    Penryn, Cornwall, United Kingdom
  • Collaborators

    Mark and Loz Shipwrights, Eleanor Bell
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Marraum Architecture

SHoP's 626 First Avenue Coming Soon to NYC's East River

14:00 - 10 April, 2015
© SHoP Architects
© SHoP Architects

Construction is underway on SHoP Architects' newest addition to the New York skyline - 626 First Avenue. The conjoined residential towers, slated for completion in early 2016, aims to stimulate development on the city's East River. Once complete, they will add 800 residential units to the area connected via a sky bridge. Featured amenities will include an indoor lap pool, communal lounge areas, rooftop deck, fitness center, and film screening room. In addition to the cooper structures, SHoP will also design all the buildings' interiors and furniture, making the development a true gesamtkunstwerk.

Read on for more images of the project and a fly-through around the structure. 

K4 Office Building / 3h architecture

14:00 - 10 April, 2015
K4 Office Building / 3h architecture, © Tamas Bujnovszky
© Tamas Bujnovszky

© Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Hungary
  • Design Team

    Andras Mark Bartha, Zsombor Feher, Lilla Kantor, Bence Kertesz, Anna Sara Kiss, Tamas Nemeth, Orsolya Pataj
  • Design architects

    Katalin Csillag, Zsolt Gunther
  • Project Architect

    Tamas Bekesi
  • Area

    23330.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Museum of Cultures Completes in Milan

12:00 - 10 April, 2015
Museum of Cultures Completes in Milan, © Oskar Da Riz Fotografie
© Oskar Da Riz Fotografie

The Museo delle Culture (Museum of Cultures), or MUDEC, has completed in Milan. Overshadowed by controversy, the building has made headlines this week due to a disagreement over its "poor quality" flooring that has led its architect (David Chipperfield) to disassociate himself with the project. Despite this, MUDEC is moving forward with plans to open on April 26. Take a look inside the building, after the break. 

© Oskar Da Riz Fotografie © Oskar Da Riz Fotografie © Oskar Da Riz Fotografie © Oskar Da Riz Fotografie +17

House in Valley Street / Baran Studio Architecture

12:00 - 10 April, 2015
House in Valley Street / Baran Studio Architecture, © Peter Lyons
© Peter Lyons

© Peter Lyons © Peter Lyons © Peter Lyons © Peter Lyons +14

Le Corbusier: Ideas and Forms

10:00 - 10 April, 2015
Elevation study of the southwest facade of Villa Savoye at Poissy, 1929, focussing upon the composition and proportioning of the openings and piloti, pencil and white pastel on trace, 75.5 x 126.2 cm (29 3/4 x 49 2⁄3 in). Image © Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris
Elevation study of the southwest facade of Villa Savoye at Poissy, 1929, focussing upon the composition and proportioning of the openings and piloti, pencil and white pastel on trace, 75.5 x 126.2 cm (29 3/4 x 49 2⁄3 in). Image © Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris

Marking the 50th anniversary of Le Corbusier's death, Phaidon recently released a second edition of William J R Curtis' seminal book, "Le Corbusier: Ideas and Forms." Following in the footsteps of the first edition published in 1986, the book reveals Le Corbusier's works through over 500 images and incisive analysis. The context within which the book will be received is of course very different compared to that of 1986; in the following text, the author explains how Le Corbusier's legacy has changed in the intervening years, but also why the book is needed just as much now as it was back then.

From the Preface to the Second Edition of Le Corbusier: Ideas and Forms:

When the first edition of this book was written Le Corbusier had been dead only twenty years. His reputation was in temporary eclipse. Demonized by post-modernist foes and over-simplified by neo-modernist friends, he risked becoming a caricature. At the time it was necessary to rescue him from transient perceptions and to place him in a longer and broader historical perspective. While focusing upon individual works I attempted to reveal Le Corbusier’s recurrent themes, basic types and guiding principles. His architecture was placed in the context of his larger social and cultural projects and related to his general conceptions of society, history and nature. The first edition closed with the declaration: ‘Le Corbusier is himself part of tradition and has even altered the perspective on the distant past. As he slips further into history, his modernity matters less and less: it is the timeless levels in his art which have most to give to the future.’