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A Shed of One’s Own: An Exploration of Architectural Sheds and Writer’s Bothies

00:00 - 25 October, 2014
A Shed of One’s Own: An Exploration of Architectural Sheds and Writer’s Bothies, The Bothy Project - Pig Rock Bothy. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland. 2014. Image Courtesy of The Building Centre
The Bothy Project - Pig Rock Bothy. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland. 2014. Image Courtesy of The Building Centre

As part of the Dylan Thomas in Fitzrovia festivalThe Building Centre is examining the space Dylan Thomas and other writers depend on to create their work. A Shed of One's Own is a photographic exploration of unique sheds with architectural significance and literary connections. From award-winning studios in Central London to weathered bothies in Scotland, this exhibition explores the importance of space for creativity and inspiration. 

Redondeado / Carolina González Vives

01:00 - 25 October, 2014
Redondeado / Carolina González Vives, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +13

Esas Aeropark / Tabanlıoğlu Architects

01:00 - 25 October, 2014
Esas Aeropark / Tabanlıoğlu Architects, © Murat Germen
© Murat Germen

© Thomas Mayer © Murat Germen © Murat Germen © Murat Germen +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yenişehir Mh., Osmanlı Bulvarı No:7, 34912 İstanbul/Istanbul, Turkey
  • Architect in Charge

    Murat Tabanlıoğlu & Melkan Gürsel Tabanlıoğlu
  • Design Team

    Murat Cengiz, Çağrı Akay, Seray Öztürk, Selçuk Güllü, Gökhan Çatıkkaş, Aybala Öz, Ayşe Sevig, Mine Alsinevi, Kaan Keleş, Melis Selis
  • Area

    55359.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Villa M M / feliz Architects

01:00 - 25 October, 2014
Villa M M / feliz Architects, © Ralph Feiner
© Ralph Feiner

© Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Malans, Switzerland
  • Architects in Charge

    Felix Held Dipl Arch ETH SIA
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Woods Bagot's Alternative Penn Station Solution Would Keep Madison Square Garden

00:00 - 24 October, 2014
Woods Bagot's Alternative Penn Station Solution Would Keep Madison Square Garden, © VISUALHOUSE
© VISUALHOUSE

Invited by the Municipal Arts Society (MAS) and the Regional Plan Association (RPA), Woods Bagot has created an alternative design for the future of New York's  Penn Station which would allow Madison Square Garden to remain in its current location above the station's entrance. The design, produced as part of MAS and RPA's report into the future of the station, the design was unveiled yesterday at Penn 2023: Where will the Garden Go?, the first session of the Municipal Arts Society's 2014 Summit for New York City, which discussed the possible options for the site at the end of Madison Square Garden's current 10-year permit.

Though the report by MAS and RPA favors the idea of moving Madison Square Garden - identifying Farley Post Office’s Western Annex and the Morgan Postal Facility and Annex as potential new sites - it also says that "there needs to be a Plan B... In the event a deal between the state, city, railroads and Madison Square Garden does not get done in the next eight years, there needs to be a plan for improving Penn Station and the surrounding district with the Garden still in place." This is where Woods Bagot's designs come in.

Read on after the break for more on Woods Bagot's proposal

Wirtschaftspark Breitensee / HOLODECK Architects

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
Wirtschaftspark Breitensee / HOLODECK Architects, © Wolfgang Thaler
© Wolfgang Thaler

© Wolfgang Thaler © Wolfgang Thaler © Wolfgang Thaler © Wolfgang Thaler +38

The Courtyard House Plugin / People's Architecture Office

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
The Courtyard House Plugin / People's Architecture Office, Courtesy of People's Architecture Office
Courtesy of People's Architecture Office

Courtesy of People's Architecture Office Courtesy of People's Architecture Office Courtesy of People's Architecture Office Courtesy of People's Architecture Office +28

How I Built A New China: A talk with Expo 2010 Planner Siegfried Zhiqiang Wu

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
How I Built A New China: A talk with Expo 2010 Planner Siegfried Zhiqiang Wu, The main entrance of the Shanghai 2010 Expo. Image © Weixuan Wei
The main entrance of the Shanghai 2010 Expo. Image © Weixuan Wei

"We need a new generation of cities in China" - Siegfried Zhiqiang Wu

As the tide of urbanization sweeps across most of the developing areas in China, the building frenzy has become a Chinese phenomenon. Some people are making money from it, some people are getting power from it, and some people are worrying about it. Recently, a new set of policies and reports have been published by the Chinese central government, and the whole society seems to be boosted by the new talk of a Chinese Dream. But, what is really happening inside China? Can it absorb this enormous growth? And, will urbanization continue in a proper way?

As the chief planner of the 2010 Shanghai Expo, Siegfried Zhiqiang Wu has been deeply involved for years in many of China’s main urbanization projects. It was almost midnight when we met Professor Wu in Shanghai, and although Wu had just gotten off a night flight from Beijing, his passion, frankness and intelligence remained undoubtedly impressive. In the following edited talk with interviewer Juan Yan, Professor Wu discusses China's dramatic urbanization, its architectural culture and the future of smart cities.

Iberê Camargo Foundation: Standards and Variations

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

It could have been a rectangular prism whose length measures forty-one meters and a half, whose width measures thirty-three meters, and whose height measures twenty-five meters. It could have been, if the projection had ended in the trace of a pure rule. It could have been almost the same: three elevated plans, each formed by three rectangular exhibitions rooms, placed at two consecutive faces and connected by ramps that run on the two other faces. Then, a four-story-high atrium rises between circulations and rooms, creating a diagonal symmetry inside the building.

Collective Housing in Baró Tower / MiAS Architectes

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
Collective Housing in Baró Tower / MiAS Architectes, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +19

A Mobile Italian Garden Overlooking London

00:00 - 24 October, 2014
A Mobile Italian Garden Overlooking London, © Dosfotos
© Dosfotos

The Decorators, an interdisciplinary group of practitioners working with space in London, recently transformed the terrace overlooking the city at Alexandra Palace by installing a mobile Italian garden. As a "landscape of scattered objects" which geometrically piece together to resemble a formal garden, the designers describe the project as somewhere between "grotto and folly, garden and landscape, stage and amphitheater," all the while drawing from the historical character of the surrounding context. The scheme ultimately "breaks the monumental proportions of the main building to meet visitors with a more intimate scale on their first encounter" with the palace.

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Arkitema Architects Selected to Design New Offices for Danish Government Agency

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
Arkitema Architects Selected to Design New Offices for Danish Government Agency, Courtesy of Arkitema Architects
Courtesy of Arkitema Architects

The Danish Building & Property Agency has selected Arkitema Architects to design a new office building to house four government agencies: Banedanmark, The Danish Transport Authority, The Danish Road Directorate and the Danish Energy Agency. The 43,000 square metre office building is named "Nexus," a word which "comes from Latin and means linkage, centre and connection," according to Glenn Elmbæk, partner at Arkitema Architects. "And that is exactly what we want to create for The Danish Building & Property Agency - a connection between people in their work lives, between knowledge and between the four government agencies."

More on the design after the break

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Fentress Releases Final Design for Miami Beach Convention Center

00:00 - 24 October, 2014
Fentress Releases Final Design for Miami Beach Convention Center , © Fentress Architects
© Fentress Architects

Fentress Architects has released plans for the $500 million redesign of the Miami Beach Convention Center. The news follows the City of Miami’s controversial decision to nix plans provided by OMA, who was originally awarded the commission after a high profile competition against BIG. 

Fentress will be working with Arquitectonica and West 8 on a significantly scaled-down masterplan that will include the renovation of the 500,000-square-foot exhibition hall and 200,000-square-feet of existing meeting space, as well as a new 80,000-square-foot ballroom and outdoor event space.

Bauhaus Architects And Associates's Office / Bauhaus Architecs & Associates

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
Bauhaus Architects And Associates's Office / Bauhaus Architecs & Associates, © Le Anh Duc - AIF STUDIO
© Le Anh Duc - AIF STUDIO

© Le Anh Duc - AIF STUDIO © Le Anh Duc - AIF STUDIO © Le Anh Duc - AIF STUDIO © Le Anh Duc - AIF STUDIO +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Đối diện Sông Hồng building, Cầu Giấy, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Dung Trung Tran
  • Design Team

    Hoang Huy Nguyen, Thai Dinh Nguyen
  • Area

    90.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Student housing in Geneva / Frei Rezakhanlou Architects

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
Student housing in Geneva / Frei Rezakhanlou Architects, © Pierre Boss
© Pierre Boss

© Pierre Boss © Pierre Boss © Pierre Boss © Pierre Boss +18

House G / HPSA

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
House G / HPSA, © Dietmar Hammerschmid
© Dietmar Hammerschmid

© Dietmar Hammerschmid © Dietmar Hammerschmid © Dietmar Hammerschmid © Dietmar Hammerschmid +17

Corporate Headquarters / Moody Nolan

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
Corporate Headquarters / Moody Nolan, © Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

© Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf +31

A1 House / A1Architects

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
A1 House / A1Architects, © David Maštálka
© David Maštálka

© David Maštálka © David Maštálka © David Maštálka © David Maštálka +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Prague, Czech Republic
  • Architects in Charge

    Lenka Křemenová, David Maštálka
  • Area

    220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs