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BIO 50: Ljubljana Marks 50 Years of Design Biennales with "3, 2, 1... TEST"

00:00 - 16 September, 2014
BIO 50: Ljubljana Marks 50 Years of Design Biennales with "3, 2, 1... TEST", Courtesy of BIO 50
Courtesy of BIO 50

From the organizers: On Thursday, 18 September 2014, more than 120 designers and multidisciplinary agents descend upon Ljubljana for the opening week of BIO 50, the Biennial of Design. Over the course of four days, they will unveil the results of a six-month long collaborative process, offering perspectives on possible futures for design. The awards for best collaboration will be presented by the BIO 50 jury comprising industrial designer Konstantin Grcic, design critic Alice Rawsthorn and designer and professor Saša J. Mächtig. Before the opening, the talk with Alice Rawsthorn, Justin McGuirk and Jan Boelen will be organized.

Dear Jingumae Building / amano design office

01:00 - 16 September, 2014
Dear Jingumae Building / amano design office, © Nacasa & Partners Inc.
© Nacasa & Partners Inc.

© Nacasa & Partners Inc. © Nacasa & Partners Inc. © Nacasa & Partners Inc. © Nacasa & Partners Inc. +34

Dwell on Design Heads to NY, October 9-11!

00:00 - 16 September, 2014
Dwell on Design Heads to NY, October 9-11!

Dwell on Design NY, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, debuts at 82 Mercer in SoHo, NY. Join 5,000 design elite as Dwell upends the standard ‘trade show’ format and creates a unique forum to engage, learn, inspire and connect. ArchDaily readers can receive $10 off show passes for the inaugural event with code DODNY registering here

At this groundbreaking event, influential designers, architects, industry thought leaders and you, will discuss, collaborate and address today's most pressing design challenges in the contract design industry and beyond. Over three days, attend 20+ Dwell-curated presentations, panel discussions and dialogues on ‘hot button’ issues across hospitality, travel, office, academia, public spaces, urban infrastructure and more. Be sure not to miss program highlights Reimagining New York City’s Terra Firma, The Future of Transit, Building for ResiliencyThe New Malleable Office and more.

Three-Team Shortlist Selected to Redevelop LA's Convention Center

00:00 - 16 September, 2014
Three-Team Shortlist Selected to Redevelop LA's Convention Center, © Wikimedia CC User Cbl62
© Wikimedia CC User Cbl62

The Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering has selected three teams for the next phase of the competition to redevelop and expand the Los Angeles Convention Center. The teams, consisting of AC Martin + LMN; Gensler + Lehrer Architects; and HMC + Populous, will now receive $200,000 to develop detailed proposals to be submitted on December 8th.

However, according to The Architect's Newspaper, the redevelopment of the Convention Center outlined by the brief is not yet guaranteed to happen; with the city under contract with AEG to build a football stadium on a portion of the site until October 18th, the Convention Center's Executive Director Bud Ovrum confirmed that, if the city can secure an NFL team by then, the stadium is still the city's first choice.

Torreão House / Bloco Arquitetos

01:00 - 16 September, 2014
Torreão House / Bloco Arquitetos, © Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami

© Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami +43

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasilia - Federal District, Brazil
  • Architects in Charge

    Matheus Seco, Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Great Ape House / Hascher Jehle Architektur

01:00 - 15 September, 2014
Great Ape House / Hascher Jehle Architektur, © Svenja Bockhop
© Svenja Bockhop

Integretation of the grounds into the Rosensteinpark. Image © Hugo Jehle © Hugo Jehle © Svenja Bockhop The Gorilla and the Bonobo enclosure are situated in opposite to another. Image © Svenja Bockhop +21

Bioinnova / Tatiana Bilbao

01:00 - 15 September, 2014
Bioinnova / Tatiana Bilbao, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Culiacán Rosales, Sinaloa, Mexico
  • Area

    6260.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +13

Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple / Czarl Architects

01:00 - 15 September, 2014
Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple / Czarl Architects, © MingFu Weng
© MingFu Weng
  • Architects

  • Location

    Block 116 HDB Jln Bukit Merah, 116 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 160116
  • Design Team

    Carl Lim, Anditya Dwi Saputra, MingFu Weng, Nic Chan
  • Area

    1526.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© MingFu Weng © MingFu Weng © MingFu Weng © MingFu Weng +21

SCDA-Designed Condominium to Rise Between High Line

01:00 - 15 September, 2014
SCDA-Designed Condominium to Rise Between High Line, Courtesy of SCDA Architects
Courtesy of SCDA Architects

“515 Highline” is the latest luxury condominium planning to make its claim next to New York’s beloved High Line. Clad in an undulating glass and steel facade, the 12-story, 12-residence development designed by Singapore's SCDA Architects will be unique in that it is the only property bordered by the elevated park on two sides. 

Exclusive Video: Innovation Center UC - Anacleto Angelini / Alejandro Aravena | ELEMENTAL

00:00 - 15 September, 2014

Chile is recognized internationally for the quality of its architecture, even though its most lauded projects are not often found in urban areas. At a time when the true potential of Chilean architecture seems absent from the South American country's cities, Alejandro Aravena | ELEMENTAL has designed a conceptually - and physically - dense project in Santiago.  

Hawkins\Brown Unveils Legacy Designs for London Olympic Broadcast Centre

00:00 - 15 September, 2014
Hawkins\Brown Unveils Legacy Designs for London Olympic Broadcast Centre, © Hawkins\Brown
© Hawkins\Brown

Hawkins\Brown has unveiled designs for Here East, the redevelopment of the former Press and Broadcast Centre at the London 2012 Olympics. The design for a "world class creative and digital cluster" will feature office and studio space for both established global companies alongside some of East London's many creative start-ups. Providing over a million square feet of flexible space, the design also includes shared work spaces and public areas, and a shared yard to host events, aiming to promote sharing of ideas and collaboration between the companies at various scales that will inhabit it.

Urca Apartment / Studio Arthur Casas

01:00 - 15 September, 2014
Urca Apartment / Studio Arthur Casas, © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Arthur Casas
  • Design Team

    Milena Chieco, Flávia Castellan, Flávia Castellan, Joana Pini, Renata Adoni, Bruna Rizzi
  • Area

    667.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG +25

John M. Roll US Courthouse / Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects

01:00 - 15 September, 2014
John M. Roll US Courthouse / Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects, © Lawrence Anderson _ ESTO
© Lawrence Anderson _ ESTO

© Lawrence Anderson _ ESTO © Lawrence Anderson _ ESTO © Lawrence Anderson _ ESTO © Lawrence Anderson _ ESTO +17

Big Thinking For Small Projects: Bolster Offers Insurance for Residential-Scale Work

00:00 - 15 September, 2014
Big Thinking For Small Projects: Bolster Offers Insurance for Residential-Scale Work, Courtesy of Bolster
Courtesy of Bolster

It is a common complaint among architects that, unlike other manufacturing systems, the way we build has remained essentially the same for hundreds of years. This presents a huge number of challenges, not only to architects but also to their clients and to contractors, with disputes over unexpected costs and time overruns - resulting in a system where contractors, clients and architects often see each other as adversaries rather than as members of a team.

The world of commercial architecture has at least gone some way to a solution: many large projects financed by developers or by the government are covered by construction bonds, which tie all parties down to a contract, and provide insurance against unexpected expenses and overruns. But what about the architects who work for small private clients? Now, thanks to a company called Bolster, designers on smaller projects can have the insurance used to streamline major projects - as well as a client matching service which can help architects and contractors find work.

Find out more about Bolster, and what it can offer architects, after the break

Snow Picnic / Torafu

01:00 - 15 September, 2014
Snow Picnic  / Torafu, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nakano, Tokyo, Japan
  • Production

    Ishimaru
  • Area

    64.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +9

Twin Stations / sporaarchitects

01:00 - 15 September, 2014
Twin Stations / sporaarchitects, Fovam Station. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky
Fovam Station. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky
  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Hungary
  • Architects in Charge

    Tibor Dékány, Sándor Finta, Ádám Hatvani, Orsolya Vadász
  • Design Team

    Zsuzsa Balogh, Attila Korompay project architects, Bence Várhidi, Noémi Soltész, András Jánosi, Diána Molnár, Károly Stefkó
  • Area

    7100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Fovam Station. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky Fovam Station. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky Gellert Station. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky Gellert Station. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky +41

Luxembourg House / Richard Meier & Partners

01:00 - 15 September, 2014
Luxembourg House / Richard Meier & Partners, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe
  • Architects

  • Location

    Luxembourg
  • Design Team

    Richard Meier, Bernhard Karpf
  • Project Architect

    Anne Strüwing
  • Area

    975.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +16

Shigeru Ban to Construct Tainan Museum of Fine Arts

00:00 - 15 September, 2014
Shigeru Ban to Construct Tainan Museum of Fine Arts, Courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects
Courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects

Pritzker laureate Shigeru Ban has won an international competition to design the future Tainan Museum of Fine Arts. With an agenda to promote arts culture and tourism in Taiwan’s cultural capital, the museum will foster the research of arts, literature and history, while exhibiting local talent. 

Cascading volumes featuring an auditorium, classrooms and exhibition galleries will be capped with a pentagonal roof canopy and softened with lush terraces and landscaping. An outdoor sculpture park and public recreation area will allow the museum’s inner contents to bleed into its surroundings and activate the city. 

More images, after the break...