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The Flinders Street Station Shortlisted Proposal / NH Architecture

Designed by NH Architecture, their competition entry for the Flinders Street Station in Melbourne was recently shorlisted for the People's Choice Award, organized by Major Projects Victoria. Their design seeks to capture this 'Melbourness' and create a new landmark for the city. From cultural to sporting, transport to tourism, this connection between the city and the river binds its colonial past with a trajectory for the next century. Their concept is generated from a combination of conceptual diagrams with the ribbons of infrastructure being over laid with a new form of public networking. More images and architects' description after the break.

The Wellin Museum of Art / Machado and Silvetti Associates

  • Architects: Machado and Silvetti Associates
  • Location: Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323, USA
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Anton Grassl / Esto

© Anton Grassl / Esto © Anton Grassl / Esto © Anton Grassl / Esto © Anton Grassl / Esto

Spanish Builders Forget to Resize Skyscraper Elevator

F-White / Takuro Yamamoto Architects

  • Architects: Takuro Yamamoto Architects
  • Location: Kashiwa city
  • Architect In Charge: Eiji Iwase
  • Structure Design: Masuda Structural Engineering Office
  • Construction: Nagano-Koumuten
  • Furniture: tallman STUDIO
  • Area: 122.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects

Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects

San Sen House / Alejandro Sánchez García Arquitectos

© Jaime Navarro Soto
© Jaime Navarro Soto
  • Architects: Alejandro Sánchez García Arquitectos
  • Location: Valle de Bravo, Mexico
  • Collaborators: Diego Ricalde Rechia, Alejandro Delgado García, Alfredo Cortes Tellez
  • Area: 860.0 m2
  • Proyect Year: 2008
  • Photography: Jaime Navarro Soto

© Jaime Navarro Soto © Jaime Navarro Soto © Jaime Navarro Soto © Jaime Navarro Soto

AA Visiting School Tehran

Taking place August 31-September 14, the 3rd annual AA Visiting School Tehran will be examining the quality of our urban spaces, we will be looking at infill sites, leftover spaces which have been generated as a result inefficient use of public roads to examine the potential for the generation of usable public space, or in other words the third place (the first being the home, the second the workplace). Using the theme 'The Third Place-Urban Machines,' they will be using our experiences from past years in regards to prototyping and simplex manufacturing to inform proposals for urban machines and interventions. These Proposals will attempt to specifically address site concerns and conditions. Our ambition is to produce and implement these proposals on site across the city. Applications are due no later than August 17. For more information, please visit here.

Aguas Claras House / Juan Almarza Anwandter

  • Architects: Juan Almarza Anwandter
  • Location: Cachagua, Zapallar, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Architect In Charge: Juan Almarza Anwandter
  • Design Team: Constanza Quioza
  • Builder: Alfredo Letelier, Nicolás Brugnoli
  • Structural Engineer: Antonio Mosquera
  • Area: 250.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Juan Almarza Anwandter

Courtesy of Juan Almarza Anwandter Courtesy of Juan Almarza Anwandter Courtesy of Juan Almarza Anwandter Courtesy of Juan Almarza Anwandter

'Vers un climat: Building (with) the Unstable' Exhibition

Taking place at the Hartell Galley at Cornell University, 'Vers un climat: Building (with) the Unstable' is an exhibition by AWP Architects focusing on the nocturnal face of architecture - how buildings contribute to the urban nightscape. From August 26 - September 16, the exhibit features both realized and proposed projects by AWP while revealing the practice’s in depth research on the many ways in which the intangible dimensions of architecture – such as atmosphere, climate, and light - materialize in buildings. Part of AWP ’s ongoing challengeis to translate recurrent themes of impermanence, evolution, and the uncontrollable into design. More architects' description after the break.

AIA Compensation Survey: Architect Salary Increases Minimally from 2011

Though most architecture firms have benefited from a steady upturn in the economy over the past few years, architect salaries remain low. According to U.S. Census Bureau, architecture firms have experienced a 11 percent increase in revenue from 2011 to 2012. However, as reported by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the average total compensation for architecture positions—including base salary, overtime, bonuses, and incentive compensation—has increased only slightly over 1 percent per year between 2011 and 2013. This is barely more than the average increase in compensation between 2008 and 2011 when the construction sector was still in steep decline.

House in Nanakuma / MOVEDESIGN

  • Architects: MOVEDESIGN
  • Location: Nanakuma, Jonan Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Mikio Sakamoto
  • Area: 142.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Yousuke Harigane

© Yousuke Harigane © Yousuke Harigane © Yousuke Harigane © Yousuke Harigane

Ask Arup: What's the Optimal Tree Branch to Build a Tree House?

You asked, an expert Arup engineer has answered! 

In the first of our video series with Arup, structural engineer Matt Clark addresses ArchDaily reader Hannah Worthington's inquiry, submitted via our facebook page: "How do you work out the structural capacity of a tree branch to build a tree house?" 

Dying to get your question answered in the next "Ask Arup" video? Ask away in the comments below.

19 Dwellings on Viana Street / García Floquet Arquitectos

  • Architects: García Floquet Arquitectos
  • Location: Calle Viana 16, Valencia, Spain
  • Technical Architect: Francisco Javier
  • Construction: Mayocons S.L.
  • Budget: 1,222,253 €
  • Client: Gestvalencia S.L.
  • Project Area: 0.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photography: Iñaki Bergera

© Iñaki Bergera © Iñaki Bergera © Iñaki Bergera © Iñaki Bergera

Can Sustainability Be Taught? Should It Be?

The Architects' Journal recently published an article pitting five competing views of teaching sustainability against one another. The opinions come from a range of backgrounds, including engineers, tutors and landscape architects, and discuss how architecture students should be taught to design in a sustainable way - or if they should be taught this at all.

The competing opinions are telling in the issues that they highlight, demonstrating how complex the issue of sustainability has become, and how it fits into the wider context of architectural education.

Read the different reactions to the issue of sustainability in education after the break

The Indicator: Two Shows, Many Cities: “A New Scuplturalism” at MOCA and “Never Built” at the A+D Museum

Here in Los Angeles we have a complicated relationship with architecture and two con-current museum exhibitions demonstrate this in ironic and puzzling ways. This came into clear relief when, on Saturday, August 03, 2013, something amazing and unprecedented happened: architecture was on the front page of a major US newspaper, the Los Angeles Times

This, it must be said, is a very unusual thing for architecture. Moreover, it was not the type of architecture you might expect to grab the spotlight. It was the un-built original plan for Los Angeles International Airport by Pereira and Luckman, c. 1952. If you’ve been to LAX you’ve seen their Theme Building. They also did the plan for LAX that was finally accepted—the less visionary, less ambitious plan. This was being re-presented to the world in the context of “Never Built” a show about the unrealized architectural dreams of Los Angeles currently showing at the A+D Museum. 

CL House / BAM! arquitectura

  • Architects: BAM! arquitectura
  • Location: Saladillo, Buenos Aires
  • Project Architects: Gonzalo Bardach, Matías Mosquera
  • Project Area: 160.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photography: Courtesy of BAM! arquitectura

© Cortesía de BAM! arquitectura © Cortesía de BAM! arquitectura © Cortesía de BAM! arquitectura © Cortesía de BAM! arquitectura

Midtown Financial Company / a + i architecture

  • Architects: a + i architecture
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Architecture Project Team: Dag Folger, Michael Lehner, Carrie Gibbs, Elizabeth Fennell, Phil Ward, Alan Calixto
  • Area: 110000.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Magda Biernat

© Magda Biernat © Magda Biernat © Magda Biernat © Magda Biernat