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See The Most Over Budget Projects of All Time Ranked in this Infographic

00:00 - 10 October, 2014
See The Most Over Budget Projects of All Time Ranked in this Infographic , Courtesy of Podio
Courtesy of Podio

One thousand nine hundred and ninety: the percentage by which the $3 billion Montreal Olympic Stadium - a project designated only $148 million in 1973 - exceeded its original budgetTen: the number of years that the Sydney Opera House was over its deadline. Twenty-four: the number of projects included in Monumental Budget Busters, an interactive infographic ranking an array of works - ranging from the International Space Station to the Sochi Olympics - from smallest to largest in cost and time overruns. The list includes infrastructure, architecture, and governmental projects with budget overruns ranging from $210 million to $68 billion. These costs beg the question - does the end justify the means? Find out with the interactive infographic after the break.

LaSalle Waterworks Building / Affleck de la Riva architects

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
LaSalle Waterworks Building / Affleck de la Riva architects, © Marc Cramer
© Marc Cramer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenue de l'Esplanade, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Project manager

    Gavin Affleck
  • Design architect

    Gavin Affleck
  • Project team

    Steven Leather, Brigitte Boudreau, Alexandre Cassiani, Federico Carbajal, Serge Gascon and Melanie Morris
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Marc Cramer © Marc Cramer © Alexandre Chabot © Affleck de la Riva +16

Who Should Win the Stirling Prize? The BBC Invites You to Cast Your Vote

00:00 - 10 October, 2014
Who Should Win the Stirling Prize? The BBC Invites You to Cast Your Vote

The RIBA and the BBC have partnered to screen a series of interactive online films in the final week leading up to the announcement of the 18th RIBA Stirling Prize. As the UK’s most prestigious architecture award, given annually to “the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture over the past year,” the shortlist has garnered worldwide attention. Although the ultimate decision lies in the hands of a jury, headed by British architect Spencer de Grey, the BBC will host a public vote which is available as of today.

Reforma Diana Corporate Building / Arditti + RDT arquitectos

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
Reforma Diana Corporate Building / Arditti  + RDT arquitectos, Courtesy of Arditti + RDT arquitectos
Courtesy of Arditti + RDT arquitectos

Courtesy of Arditti + RDT arquitectos Courtesy of Arditti + RDT arquitectos Courtesy of Arditti + RDT arquitectos Courtesy of Arditti + RDT arquitectos +44

NYC Parks / Garrison Architects

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
NYC Parks / Garrison Architects, © Andrew Rugge / archphoto
© Andrew Rugge / archphoto

© Andrew Rugge / archphoto © Andrew Rugge / archphoto © Andrew Rugge / archphoto © Andrew Rugge / archphoto +12

Sleuk Rith Institute / Zaha Hadid Architects

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
Reflecting Pool. Image Courtesy of ZHA
Reflecting Pool. Image Courtesy of ZHA

Zaha Hadid Architects have unveiled their design for the Sleuk Rith Institute in Phnom Penh. The highly-anticipated project, commissioned by the Documentation Center of Cambodia’s (DC-Cam), will serve as Cambodia’s go-to archive for Khmer Rouge history and a leading center for genocide studies in Asia.

Five wooden towers, inspired by ancient Angkorian architecture, will house the institute’s “cross-section of pursuits,” including a genocide research center, graduate school, museum, document archives and research library. As the towers rise, the structures will interweave and link, connecting various departments above the ground level and uniting the institution as a singular whole. 

A virtual tour through the institute, after the break.

South Facade and Memorial Park. Image Courtesy of ZHA Entrance. Image Courtesy of ZHA Foyer. Image Courtesy of ZHA Library. Image Courtesy of ZHA +7

Steven Holl Granted Approval for Taiwan ChinPaoSan Necropolis

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
Steven Holl Granted Approval for Taiwan ChinPaoSan Necropolis, View of Oceanic Pavilion towards the Pacific Ocean. Image © Steven Holl Architects
View of Oceanic Pavilion towards the Pacific Ocean. Image © Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects’ schematic design for the Taiwan ChinPaoSan Necropolis has been approved. The scheme, planned for an oceanfront property just 40 minutes from Taipei, will provide a new arrival hall to serve the complex’s 10,000 existing burial sites and an oceanic pavilion for an additional 150,000 ashbox sites.  

More than 30 schemes were considered, however Holl’s watercolor explorations lead to the approved idea of intersecting spheres which, as the practice described, “yielded amazing overlapping perspectives that created an astonishing spatial energy.”

More about the 54,000 square meter Necropolis of ChinPaoSan, after the break. 

Concept watercolor. Image © Steven Holl Architects Oceanic Pavilion, geometry and interior space diagram. Image © Steven Holl Architects Oceanic Pavilion, entry and public space. Image © Steven Holl Architects Oceanic Pavilion, section. Image © Steven Holl Architects +20

Footbridge Ribja brv / Arhitektura d.o.o

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
Footbridge Ribja brv / Arhitektura d.o.o, © Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Architects in Charge

    Peter Gabrijelčič, Boštjan Gabrijelčič
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič +26

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts / Studio Pali Fekete architects

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts / Studio Pali Fekete architects, © John Edward Linden Photography
© John Edward Linden Photography

© John Edward Linden Photography © John Edward Linden Photography © John Edward Linden Photography © John Edward Linden Photography +16

Competition Entry: Pedro Livni + Fernando De Rossa's Proposal for Dalseong Citizen’s Gymnasium

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
Competition Entry: Pedro Livni + Fernando De Rossa's Proposal for Dalseong Citizen’s Gymnasium, © Pedro Livni + Fernando De Rossa
© Pedro Livni + Fernando De Rossa

Pedro Livni and Fernando De Rossa have 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 were ultimately crowned as winners of the competition, however you can review Pedro Livni and Fernando De Rossa after the break. 

© Pedro Livni + Fernando De Rossa © Pedro Livni + Fernando De Rossa © Pedro Livni + Fernando De Rossa © Pedro Livni + Fernando De Rossa +13

What is Evidence Based Design Journal?

00:00 - 10 October, 2014
What is Evidence Based Design Journal? , Courtesy of EBD
Courtesy of EBD

Performative spaces must now be designed to evolve as rapidly as the needs of those that occupy them. This new publication provides detailed design strategies, case studies and the latest advances in the use of new technologies to illustrate the ways in which evidence can be integrated into the design process. 

Driven by enormous advances in ICT, the world is experiencing a period of unprecedented social change—one that has placed extraordinary demands on our built environments, and on our understanding about how they work for the people that actively occupy them. The impact of social interaction on our health and sense of wellbeing is now also recognised as a significant driver in the design of new environments and the need for ongoing research. 

Attic Loft Reconstruction / B² Architecture

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
Attic Loft Reconstruction / B² Architecture, © Alexandra Timpau
© Alexandra Timpau
  • Architects

  • Location

    Prague 6, Czech Republic
  • Architect in Charge

    Barbara Bencova
  • Area

    220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Alexandra Timpau © Alexandra Timpau © Alexandra Timpau © Alexandra Timpau +13

Ebisu Town House / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
Ebisu Town House / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates, © Ken'ichi Suzuki
© Ken'ichi Suzuki

© Ken'ichi Suzuki © Ken'ichi Suzuki © Ken'ichi Suzuki © Ken'ichi Suzuki +23

Trendyol Headquarters / Habif Architecture

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
Trendyol Headquarters / Habif Architecture, © Gürkan Akay
© Gürkan Akay

© Gürkan Akay © Gürkan Akay © Gürkan Akay © Gürkan Akay +14

Theatre de Stoep / UNStudio

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
Theatre de Stoep  / UNStudio, © Jan Paul Mioulet
© Jan Paul Mioulet
  • Architects

  • Location

    Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Ben van Berkel, Gerard Loozekoot with Jacques van Wijk and Hans Kooij, Lars Nixdorff, Thomas Harms, Gustav Fagerstrom, Ramon van der Heijden Tatjana Gorbachewskaja, Jesca de Vries, Wesley Lanckriet, Maud van Hees, Benjamin Moore, Henk van Schuppen, Philipp Mecke, Colette Parras, Daniela Hake, Mazin Orfali and Selim Ahmad.
  • Area

    7000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Peter Guenzel © Peter Guenzel © Peter Guenzel © Peter Guenzel +18

AMO Invites Dutch Architects to Discuss their Future at the Venice Biennale

00:00 - 10 October, 2014
AMO Invites Dutch Architects to Discuss their Future at the Venice Biennale, At this year's Dutch Pavilion in Venice, the curators explored the work of Jaap Bakema, arguing that after the demise of the welfare state "Bakema’s work once again provides us with a touchstone for rethinking the ideals of the open society". Image © Nico Saieh
At this year's Dutch Pavilion in Venice, the curators explored the work of Jaap Bakema, arguing that after the demise of the welfare state "Bakema’s work once again provides us with a touchstone for rethinking the ideals of the open society". Image © Nico Saieh

On November 20-21, AMO is hosting a discussion event at the Venice Biennale focusing on the past, present and future of Dutch architecture in which 30 young architects will be invited to present their agenda for architecture in the Netherlands for the next 10 years. Over the course of the two days, each participant will present will deliver a 7-minute presentation looking at architecture in 2024 to answer the question "where will you be and will you be doing?" Find out more about the event, and how you can be a part of it, after the break.

Light Matters: Smart Flying Pixels Create a Floating Glow

00:00 - 10 October, 2014

Imagine luminaires that could fly and visualise new buildings or individually guide you through space. What would happen if you could even interact with these flying pixels? These concepts could be realised in the near future as the first prototypes and experiments are being introduced. Software-driven LED pixels combined with drone swarm technology provide extraordinary possibilities for inducing new forms of spatial experience. These luminous pixel clouds emerge as digital patterns, but at the same time they emanate a romantic quality with their unique star formations twinkling in the night sky. The first projects have shared a playful note, but laboratories such as MIT's SENSEable City Lab, ARES Lab and Ars Electronica Futurelab have shown an intriguing future in urban design for guidance systems or envisioning real estate developments, as advances in battery technology and wireless control have opened new perspectives for a life with smart flying pixels.

Maya Lin Wins $300,000 Gish Prize

00:00 - 10 October, 2014
Maya Lin Wins $300,000 Gish Prize, What Is Missing? / Maya Lin
What Is Missing? / Maya Lin

Maya Lin has been selected to receive the 21st Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, a $300,000 award presented annually to “a man or woman who has made an outstanding contribution to the beauty of the world and to mankind’s enjoyment and understanding of life.”