The New Music World / Lmyarch-studio

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Architects: Lmyarch-studio
Location: , China
Architect In Charge: Lmyarch-studio
Design Team: Wei Li, Yuan yuan ,Fengxue Liu, Wenke Zhang,Meiyu Guo,Changqiong Li,Liang Li
Engineering: Haisheng Wu,Yantao He,Xinxin Sun
Area: 195 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Lmyarch-studio

Courtesy of Matter
Courtesy of Matter

MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Matter

Inspired by Chris Marker’s ‘photo-roman’ La Jetée, this selected entry for the MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas by Matter Architecture Practice… is is a fictional story of a real place. The Narrator speaks a remembrance presented as being that of her daughter

Linq / NU architectuuratelier

© Filip Dujardin

Architects: NU architectuuratelier
Location: Sint-Denijs-Westrem,
Architect In Charge: Arunas Arlauskas, Armand Eeckels
Area: 186 sqm
Photographs: Filip Dujardin

Video: Snøhetta – Memories of Architectural Landscapes

The Louisiana Channel at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark shared with us their video, titled ‘Snøhetta – Memories of Architectural Landscapes,’ which captures the inner and outer landscapes of Snøhetta. The 30-minute tour features one of the heads behind it all – Norwegian architect Kjetil T. Thorsen, who reflects upon some of Snøhetta’s major landmarks such as the Alexandria Library, the opera house in Oslo and The 9/11 Memorial Pavilion on Ground Zero in New York.

From the very beginning in the 1980′s, Snøhetta’s architecture has been inspired by landscapes, both natural and urban. ”Landscapes are a massive force”, says Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, co-founder and director of Snøhetta: “And they are masterpieces, which architects can be inspired by.” To view more of Snøhetta’s work, please visit here.

9 Spa / a21 studio

© Hiroyuki Oki

Architects: a21 studio
Location: ,
Area: 450 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki, Nam Phan, Courtesy of a21 studio

Collage Building / Rahola Vidal

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Architects: Rahola Vidal
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Víctor Rahola Aguadé, Jorge Vidal Tomás
Area: 6,980 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: José Hevia

Courtesy of SZA
Courtesy of SZA

Taichung City Cultural Center Competition Entry / SZA

Designed by SZA (Studio za arhitekturu)…, their Taichung City Cultural Center proposal is a complex space structure. With its ground plan being 50 x 50 m, their concept creates an energetic, self-sufficiency throughout the project through a system of

GMG House / Pedro Gadanho

© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG

Architects: Pedro Gadanho
Location: ,
Collaborator: Sara Silva Natária
Area: 400 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Fernando Guerra – FG+SG

Water Patio House / Drozdov & Partners

© Andrey Avdeenko

Architects: Drozdov & Partners
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Oleg Drozdov, Alexander Strulev
Landscape: Jeroen Schipper Architecten
Area: 725 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Andrey Avdeenko

Giant Pixel / Studio O+A

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Architects: Studio O+A
Location: 431 Jessie Street, , CA 94103, USA
Architect In Charge:
Design Team: Primo Orpilla, Verda Alexander, Denise Cherry, Perry Stephney, Clem Soga, Neil Bartley, Caren McDonald, Jeorge Jordan, Liz Guerrero
Area: 4200.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jasper Sanidad

LEGO® Unveils 3,000 Brick Sydney Opera House

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The LEGO® Group has unveiled a new rendition of Jørn Utzon’s beloved Sydney Opera House. Following last year’s release of a slightly smaller edition, LEGO® will challenge the skills of its faithful builders with a new, highly detailed, 3,000 brick model of Australia’s most famous landmark.

SF Jazz / Mark Cavagnero Associates

© Tim Griffith

Architects: Mark Cavagnero Associates
Location: 201 Franklin Street, , CA 94102, USA
Area: 36500.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tim Griffith, Kyle Jeffers

Kulturbau / Benthem Crouwel Architects

© Thomas Eicken

Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects
Location: Casinostraße 21, 56068 Koblenz,
Project Team: Markus Sporer, Marcel Blom, Anna Gerlach, Noortje ter Heege, Tina Kortmann, Sascha Rullkötter, Cornelius Wens, Sander Vijgen, Benedikt Krienen, Anna Böll, Frank Deltrap
Year: 2013
Photographs: Thomas Eicken

2013 Foster + Partners Prize Awarded to John Naylor

Lakou’ /

The Architectural Association and Foster + Partners have announced John Naylor of Diploma Unit 16 as the 2013 Foster + Partners Prize recipient for his project ‘Bamboo Lakou’. Presented annually, the award is presented to an AA Diploma student whose portfolio best addresses the themes of sustainability and infrastructure.

Brett Steele, Director of the Architectural Association School of Architecture, said: “John Naylor’s project demonstrates the ways in which infrastructural ideas – and architectural imagination – might today expand beyond the clichés of Modernism to become life itself, literally breathing life into communities, cities and entire countries – today and long into the future.”

More on the project after the break…

BBC New Broadcasting House / HOK

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Architects: HOK, MacCormac Jamieson Prichard, Sheppard Robson
Location: , England, United Kingdom
Area: 484.375 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of HOK

Image by Tom Morris, March 2012, based on the "We Can Do It!" poster created by J. Howard Miller in 1942 for the U.S. War Production Coordinating Committee, as part of the homefront mobilization campaign during World War II. [Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, via Design Observer
Image by Tom Morris, March 2012, based on the "We Can Do It!" poster created by J. Howard Miller in 1942 for the U.S. War Production Coordinating Committee, as part of the homefront mobilization campaign during World War II. [Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, via Design Observer

Forgetting Women Architects / KCRW Design & Architecture

Today, KCRW’s Design & Architecture will air a podcast on the topic of “Forgetting Women Architects.” The show will feature ArchDaily columnist Guy Horton‘s interview with Denise Scott Brown as well as a conversation based on Despina Stratigakos’ fantastic article for Design Observer, Unforgetting Women Architects: From the Pritzker to Wikipedia.” In the article, Stratigakos describes how women continue to be edited out of architecture history and calls for us to “unforget” them by including their stories in online resources such as wikipedia. You can listen to the podcast here.

Happy 88th Birthday Robert Venturi

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Robert Venturi, the architectural figurehead who fought the cause for postmodernism, turns 88 today. Venturi, whose 1966 book ‘Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture’ coined the term “less is a bore” – to contradict Mies van der Rohe‘s famous “less is more” – is possibly the most influential of the theorists who worked to steer architecture away from the modernist ethos in which it had become so entrenched.

Not just a theorist, Venturi is equally well known as a designer in his own right; along with his partner Denise Scott Brown (who has been in the headlines a lot herself recently), he founded Venturi Scott Brown Associates, and created a legacy that brought diversity and innovation to the profession of architecture. Despite his recent retirement his influence will continue to be felt for decades to come.

On ’s 88th Birthday, we welcome you to rediscover the buildings – and ideas – which make him one of the most important figures in architecture of the last century:

“CasaNova” Social Housing / cdm architetti associati

© Andrea Martiradonna

Architects: cdm architetti associati
Location: Bolzano,
Architect In Charge: Edoardo Cappuccio, Giuseppe Donato, Tomaso Macchi Cassia
Area: 20,300 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Andrea Martiradonna