Living Architectures: Koolhaas Houselife / Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine

First project of the Living Architectures series, Koolhaas Houselife portrays one of the masterpieces of contemporary architecture. The film lets the viewer enter into the house’s daily intimacy through the stories and daily chores of Guadalupe Acedo, the housekeeper, and the other people who look after the building. Pungent, funny and touching.

9th October Institute in Carlet / García Floquet Arquitectos

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Architects: García Floquet Arquitectos
Location: , Spain
Architect In Charge: García Floquet Arquitectos
Technical Architect: Eduardo Ferrer Domenech
Constructor: ARCION construcciones S.A.
Area: 322 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of García Floquet Arquitectos

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Courtesy of Other Architects

‘The Lodge on the Lake’ Competition Entry / Other Architects

Titled ‘A House That Floods’, the design for The Lodge on the Lake by Other Architects… imagined re-inserting the narrative of the flooding and emptying Lake George  into the benign, artificial landscape of Canberra. The movement of water acts as

Mulan Primary School / Rural Urban Framework

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Architects: Rural Urban Framework
Location: , Guangdong, China
Architects In Charge: John Lin, Joshua Bolchover
Project Team: Yau Ching Kit, Kwan Kwok Ying, Huang Zhiyun, Jessica Lumley, Ho King Hei
Project Manager: Maggie K Y Ma
Area: 503 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Rural Urban Framework

Library/History Archive María Moliner in Orihuela / MACLA Arquitectos

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Architects: MACLA Arquitectos
Location: Orihuela (Alicante),
Architect In Charge: Miguel Cabanes Ginés, Elena Robles Alonso, Pedro Gambín Hurtado
Area: 1,065 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Diego Opazo

Burton Residence / Marmol Radziner

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Architects: Marmol Radziner
Location: , , USA
Design Team: Ron Radziner, FAIA
Managing Principal: Leo Marmol, FAIA
Area: 2,200 sqft
Photographs: Joe Fletcher

Courtesy of K+P Architects
Courtesy of K+P Architects

Cultural Center in Guadalajara Competition Entry / K+P Architects

The proposal for the Cultural Center in Guadalajara draws its inspiration from the following definition of culture by Pufendorf: “All the ways in which human beings overcome their original barbarism, and through artifice, become fully human”. Through this definition, this…

Atelier Heikkilä / Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen

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Architects: Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen
Location: Korpilahti,
Architect In Charge: Architects Rudanko, Kankkunen
Area: 220 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Maija Holma

Think Tank Retreat / RMA Architects

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Architects: RMA Architects
Location: Valpoi, Goa,
Architect In Charge: Rahul Mehrotra
Consultants: Sewri Consultants (P)Ltd., Riyaz Rangawala, Sunil Services, Aseem Merchant
Area: 1,685.25 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Romil Sheth, Rajesh Vora, Courtesy of RMA Architects

Service Center Eurasanté / lalou+lebec architects

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Architects: lalou+lebec architects
Location: Loos, Nord,
Architect In Charge: Vincent Lagache
Area: 10,045 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Julien Lanoo, Jean Pierre Duplan

Cathleen McGuigan: “Women and the Changing World of Architecture”

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In this video, Cathleen McGuigan, editor-in-chief of Architectural Record, discusses gender within the professional setting, specifically within the world of architecture at the Harvard GSD.  As she begins, she addresses the question that most people have when such a topic is approached.  ”Why are we still talking about this?”  McGuigan lays out the position of women in architecture and the rational that still supports inequality, however subconscious, within the profession.  Referencing Sheryl Sandberg’s new book Lean In, McGuigan shows how this topic is still unresolved and still needs to be discussed in the public forum.

New Office and Production Building / Burckhardt + Partner

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Architects: Burckhardt + Partner
Location: Biel,
Architect In Charge: Burckhardt, Partner
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hansueli Schärer

reSITE dPAV Competition Workshop: 5 days to close the registration

reSITE dPAV Competition Workshop: 5 days to close the registration

This is an open call, two-stage international design competition workshop for architects, artists, engineers, innovators, scientists and related disciplines to imagine the future mobile event pavilion.
Led by Cecil Balmond, formerly of Arup Engineers and currently leading Balmond Studio in London,…

X House / Paan Architects

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Architects: Paan Architects
Location: Antiparos,
Architect In Charge: Maria Papafigou, Johan Αnnerhed
Collaborating Architects: Alexandra Kizskielis, Anna Laskari
Structural Engineering: Christos Kaklamanis
Mechanical Engineering: Evaggelos Mitsis
Area: 350.26 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Yiannis Hadjiaslanis, Courtesy of Paan Architects

via Portland State University
via Portland State University

Portland State University’s School of Architecture launches Center for Public Interest Design

Portland State University’s School of Architecture has announced the launch of its new Center for Public Interest Design…, a research center that aims to investigate and utilize the power of design to make social, economic and environmental change in

Prague National Gallery Entrance Hall / Mateo Arquitectura

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Architects: Mateo Arquitectura
Location: Hradcanske Square, ,
Author: Josep Lluís Mateo
Area: 1,500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Adrià Goula

UN Scientists Identify Sustainable Development Goals to Address the Health of the Environment and Livelihoods

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“Researchers argue that in the face of increasing pressure on the planet’s ability to support life, adherence to out-dated definitions of sustainable development threaten to reverse progress made in developing countries over past decades.”

In an effort to address the changing priorities of sustainable development, a group of international scientists at the UN identified six goals that achieve a holistic view of the development and nourishment of Earth’s life support systems.  The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) were launched with the intention of addressing problems of environmental as it pertains to poverty eradication, citing that these two problems need to be addressed in unison as they will “increasingly become serious barriers to further human development”, says Professor David Griggs of Monash University (AU) according to the International Council of Scientists.

Technical Schools Steinfurt / agn Niederberghaus & Partner GmbH

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Architects: agn Niederberghaus & Partner GmbH
Location: , Germany
Area: 10,900 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Jörg Albano-Müller