Olympic Energy Centres / John McAslan + Partners

© Hufton + Crow

Architects: John McAslan + Partners
Location: Borough of Hackney, UK
Architect In Charge:
Area: 7,500 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Hufton + Crow

Video: Alberto Biagetti

Alberto Biagetti, Italian designer invites us into his home, a space that has become the ultimate private gallery.

James Turrell Transforms the Guggenheim

Aten Reign, 2013 / James Turrell; Photo: David Heald © Solomon R. Foundation, New York

With one of his largest installations to date, American artist James Turrell has transformed the rotunda of Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Guggenheim Museum into a mesmerizing Skyspace. Shifting between natural and artificial light, Aten ReignJames Turrells main attraction – illuminates the central void with a brightly colored, banded pattern that imitates the museum’s famous ramps. This presents a dynamic perceptual experience in which the materiality of light is exposed.

More images after the break. 

Courtesy of Yale Building Project
Courtesy of Yale Building Project

Yale Abandons, Re-locates Vlock Building Project

Every year, students at Yale design and build a single-family home in a low-income neighborhood. Called the Vlock Building Project, it’s one of the longest-standing and most admired public-interest design-build programs in the US. Unfortunately, it’s under threat. A/N reports professor Paul Brouard was assaulted and robbed on-site in Mid-May (he has since recovered). Despite the desires of dept. head Robert A.M. Stern, Yale University demanded the project be abandoned and re-located to an approved neighborhood. Did Yale make the right decision? Let us know what you think after the break.

Jean Moulin School / Prinvault Architectes

© David Cousin-Marsy

Architects: Prinvault Architectes
Location: , France
Architect In Charge:
Design Team: Sophie Abou-Haidar, Camille Marchand, Denis Milhaud, Antoine Marro
Area: 747 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: David Cousin-Marsy

Courtesy of Henn
Courtesy of Henn

Gas and Steam Power Plant Winning Proposal / Henn

Henn… recently won the architectural competition for the gas and steam power plant in Wedel, Germany. The new power station is positioned to the north of the river bank to allow the uninterrupted riverside promenade passage open to the public.

Dogchitecture, Inspired by “Architecture for Dogs”


Dogchitecture is an exhibit inspired by Architecture for Dogs”, a project by Japan’s Kenya Hara that sought to reinvent the doghouse and integrate it into the world of design.

10 Mexican offices took part in the initiative, including: BNKR ArquitecturaRojkind ArquitectosBroissinPRODUCTORAa-001Taller 13, PMS Arch BuroROW StudioLaboratorio Arquitectura Básica y ESOS.

Dogchitecture will be on display at Polyforum Siqueiros, in Mexico City, until August 18th, 2013. It will then travel on to other important museums in Mexico. A book about the exhibit, with photographs and descriptions of the projects, will also be made available.

More “Dogchitecture” Proposals, after the break…

Pink Flamingo / Stephane Maupin

© Guillaume Clément

Architects: Stephane Maupin
Location: Rue Julie Daubié, ,
Area: 2400.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Guillaume Clément, Cecile Septet

The Indicator: China in 4D

© Guy Horton

The problem with articles like “’s Great Uprooting: Moving 250 Million Into Cities”, recently featured in The New York Times, is that they contribute to a misleading and simplistic narrative about ’s economic development, casting it as a story of “good” versus “evil”.

This was recently highlighted by a critique authored by the NYU Stern Urbanization Project in which The New York Times article in question was called out for being overly sensational and reductive in how it covered China’s policies concerning internal migration from the countryside to urban areas.

The New Music World / Lmyarch-studio

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Architects: Lmyarch-studio
Location: Wuhan,
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: , Belgium
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: Nha Trang,
Area: 450 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki, Nam Phan, Courtesy of a21 studio

Collage Building / Rahola Vidal

© José Hevia

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

Location: Torres Vedras,
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