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19 Great Monuments Destroyed by War

00:00 - 10 November, 2014
19 Great Monuments Destroyed by War, Great Mosque of Samarra, Iraq . Image © Flickr CC User James Gordon
Great Mosque of Samarra, Iraq . Image © Flickr CC User James Gordon

One of the most important Islamic architectural monuments, the Great Mosque of Samarra in Iraq is one of many priceless monuments that has been “lost in conflict.” Paying homage to the architectural masterpieces that have been victims of war, CNN has put together a list of 19 of the world’s “greatest buildings you’ll never see.” View them all, here

White Attic / Diogo Passarinho + DC.AD

00:00 - 10 November, 2014
White Attic  / Diogo Passarinho + DC.AD, © More is Better
© More is Better

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Architectural Design Studio of KNU / ADF Architects

01:00 - 10 November, 2014
Architectural Design Studio of KNU / ADF Architects, © Park Young-Che
© Park Young-Che

© Park Young-Che © Park Young-Che © Park Young-Che © Park Young-Che +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gyeongbuk University, Daehak-ro, Sangyeok-dong, Buk-gu, Daegu, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Kim Honggeun
  • Design Assistant

    Kim Sintae, So Jaewhan
  • Area

    1504.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Piet & Sarah - Copper Extension / Atelier Vens Vanbelle

01:00 - 10 November, 2014
Piet & Sarah - Copper Extension / Atelier Vens Vanbelle, © Tim Van de Velde
© Tim Van de Velde

© Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde +22

Cachan Covered Market / Croixmariebourdon Architectures

01:00 - 10 November, 2014
Cachan Covered Market / Croixmariebourdon Architectures, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    5 Léon Eyrolles Avenue, 94230 Cachan, France
  • Collaborators

    Thomas Bourdon, Nicolas Croixmarie, Cédric Goury, Pierre Mouton
  • Area

    1800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights: "Failed Memorial and White Elephant"?

00:00 - 10 November, 2014
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights: "Failed Memorial and White Elephant"?, Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Image © Aaron Cohen/CMHR-MCDP
Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Image © Aaron Cohen/CMHR-MCDP

In an article for The Walrus, Adele Weder examines Antoine Predock's (who was recently made a National Academy Academician) Canadian Museum for Human Rights: a "colossal, twelve-storey mountain of concrete and stone, 120,000 square feet of tempered glass, and 260,000 square feet of floor space." Early advocates of the museum "felt that Winnipeg was ripe for such a statement piece," just as Bilbao had been for the Guggenheim. Welder's explorations are clear and concise, finding all sorts "of paradoxes swirling around the Museum for Human Rights." Noting that "it’s definitely a kick-ass building, with its aggressive outer form, jagged paths inside, big black slabs of basalt, thick sheets of glass, and the huge metal girders that hold it all together," Weder argues that it's position as a "failed memorial and white elephant" may be it's eventual undoing.

Missy Lui Spa / Sasufi

01:00 - 10 November, 2014
Missy Lui Spa / Sasufi, © Anne-Sophie Poirier
© Anne-Sophie Poirier

© Anne-Sophie Poirier © Anne-Sophie Poirier © Anne-Sophie Poirier © Anne-Sophie Poirier +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    1/1161 High Street, Armadale VIC 3143, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Anne-Sophie Poirier
  • Area

    65.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Cove 3 / SAOTA

01:00 - 10 November, 2014
Cove 3 / SAOTA, Courtesy of SAOTA
Courtesy of SAOTA

Courtesy of SAOTA Courtesy of SAOTA Courtesy of SAOTA © John Devonport +16

Chicago Biennial: "The State of the Art of Architecture" Will Feature Photo Series by Iwan Baan

00:00 - 10 November, 2014
Chicago Biennial: "The State of the Art of Architecture" Will Feature Photo Series by Iwan Baan, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

The inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial now has an official name, with co-directors Joseph Grima and Sarah Herda announcing "The State of the Art of Architecture" as the biennial's theme last week. Taking its name from a 1977 conference organized in Chicago by Stanley Tigerman, which focused on the state of architecture in the US, next year's Chicago Architecture Biennial will aim to expand that conversation into the "international and intergenerational" arena.

In addition to the new name, the Biennial also announced its first major project, a photo essay of Chicago by Iwan Baan, which will contextualize the many landmarks of the Chicago skyline within the wider cityscape and within the day-to-day life of the city.

Read on for more about the biennial theme and more images from Iwan Baan. 

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +6

The Other "Green Way": Why Can't New York Build More Quality Affordable Housing?

00:00 - 10 November, 2014
The Other "Green Way": Why Can't New York Build More Quality Affordable Housing?, © Flickr CC User Jules Antonio
© Flickr CC User Jules Antonio

This article originally appeared on uncube magazine as "An Affordable Housing Complex in the Bronx Revisited."

Two years after the completion of Grimshaw and Dattner's acclaimed Via Verde ("Green Way"), no successors have even been proposed for this supposed model for the design and construction of new affordable housing. In this article, David Bench returns to the site, finding that the sustainable project's lack of impact is caused by a completely different type of "green."

Affordable housing is the quest of every New Yorker. The routes to finding it are mysterious and widely misunderstood, as they are made up of a myriad of buildings, programmes, and rules that have failed to keep pace with the production of luxury housing and gentrification of middle class neighbourhoods in the city. This apartment anxiety has led to such amusing and fateful reactions as the creation of the Rent is Too Damn High political party – whose name speaks for itself – and an economic narrative that propelled Bill de Blasio from a long-shot mayoral candidacy to an overwhelming majority on election day in 2013. Soon after taking office, de Blasio unveiled the most ambitious affordable housing program in generations, which aims to build or preserve 200,000 units in the next decade.

Two Universities Win NCARB Award for Merging Practice and Education

00:00 - 10 November, 2014
Two Universities Win NCARB Award for Merging Practice and Education, "The Dean of Parsons: Design Education Must Change" (click image for article). Image Courtesy of Metropolis Magazine
"The Dean of Parsons: Design Education Must Change" (click image for article). Image Courtesy of Metropolis Magazine

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has awarded Parsons The New School for Design and Clemson University the 2014 NCARB Award to aid the development of innovative programs that merge practice and education. 

SND Fashion Store / 3GATTI

01:00 - 10 November, 2014
SND Fashion Store / 3GATTI, © Shen Qiang
© Shen Qiang

© Shen Qiang © Shen Qiang © Shen Qiang © Shen Qiang +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chongqing, Chongqing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Francesco Gatti
  • Area

    180.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Architecture for Humanity Announces Completion of Haiti Initiatives

01:00 - 9 November, 2014
Architecture for Humanity Announces Completion of Haiti Initiatives, Collège Mixte Le Bon Berger. Image Courtesy of Architecture for Humanity
Collège Mixte Le Bon Berger. Image Courtesy of Architecture for Humanity

Architecture for Humanity has announced the end of their program in Haiti, effective from January 2015. The charitable organization, which has its headquarters in San Francisco, set up offices in Port-au-Prince in March 2010 in order to better help the people of Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Through almost five years in Haiti, they have completed nearly 50 projects, including homes, medical clinics, offices, and the 13 buildings in their Haiti School Initiative. Their work has positively affected the lives of over 1 million Haitians, with their schools initiative alone providing education spaces for over 18,000 students.

Read on after the break for more on the end of Architecture for Humanity's Haiti program, and images of their completed schools

École Elie Dubois. Image Courtesy of Architecture for Humanity École La Dignité. Image Courtesy of Architecture for Humanity St. Louis de Gonzague Chemisry & Physics Building. Image Courtesy of Architecture for Humanity École Ceverine. Image Courtesy of Architecture for Humanity +22

Guggenheim Creates New Curatorial Position for Architecture and Digital Initiatives

00:00 - 9 November, 2014
Guggenheim Creates New Curatorial Position for Architecture and Digital Initiatives, AD Classics: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum / Frank Lloyd Wright. Image © Flickr CC User Richard Anderson
AD Classics: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum / Frank Lloyd Wright. Image © Flickr CC User Richard Anderson

Architect and scholar Troy Conrad Therrien has been appointed as the Guggenheim's new Curator of Architecture and Digital Initiatives. Therrien will now contribute to the development of the museum’s engagement with architecture, design, technology, and urban studies, in addition to providing leadership on select new projects under the direction of the Chief Curator and the Director’s Office.

Tengbom Prepares to Break Ground on New Trail Center in Kungälv

01:00 - 9 November, 2014
Tengbom Prepares to Break Ground on New Trail Center in Kungälv, © Tengbom
© Tengbom

Tengbom is preparing to break ground on their competition-winning proposal “Kotten” (The Pinecone) in the Fontin area of Kungälv municipality. Following the destruction of the old trail centre in a fire in 2013, Kungälv municipality arranged an architectural competition for a new, modern trail centre in the Fontin area.

Jean Prouvé’s Demountable House to be Exhibited at Design Shanghai 2015

00:00 - 9 November, 2014
Jean Prouvé’s Demountable House to be Exhibited at Design Shanghai 2015, Prouve House with Easy Armchair Chair and Committee Chair by Jeanneret. Image Courtesy of Forward
Prouve House with Easy Armchair Chair and Committee Chair by Jeanneret. Image Courtesy of Forward

Marking the second edition of Design Shanghai, this year’s exhibition will take place March 2015 and will include over 300 exhibitors across three halls; Contemporary Design, Classic Design, and Collectible Design. Featured among the confirmed installations is Jean Prouvé’s Demountable House, a rare early example of prefabricated housing.

French architect Jean Prouvé is regarded as one of the twentieth century’s most influential designers, and is known for combining bold elegance with economy of means in a socially conscious manner. He is also recognized for his manufacturing firm, Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé, where he designed and produced lightweight metal furniture in collaboration with some of the most well known designers of the time. One such designer was Pierre Jeanneret, a Swiss architect and furniture designer who often worked with his more famous cousin, Le Corbusier.

Read on after the break to learn more about this year’s featured exhibition.

Cabin Ryfylke / Pir II Oslo + Resell Arkitektur

01:00 - 9 November, 2014
Cabin Ryfylke / Pir II Oslo  + Resell Arkitektur, © Olav Resell
© Olav Resell

© Olav Resell © Olav Resell © Olav Resell © Olav Resell +21

House Ca's Bouer / Jordi Queralt + La Boqueria

01:00 - 9 November, 2014
House Ca's Bouer / Jordi Queralt + La Boqueria, © Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons

© Núria Ginès © Núria Ginès © Eugeni Pons © Núria Ginès +25