Monolit Office Building / Igloo Architecture

Courtesy of Igloomedia / Cosmin Dragomir

Architects: Igloo Architecture
Location: , Romania
Architect Of Record: Oro Design (Oana Rădulescu, Gilda Ciobotăraşu, Răzvan Salomia)
Design Team: Bruno Andreşoiu, Adrian Ciocăzanu, Ana Dinuţă, George Barbu, Andrei Creangă
Area: 3600.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Igloomedia / Cosmin Dragomir

Video: Lakewood Garden Mausoleum / HGA

Serving as the foremost resting place for ’s distinguished citizens, the Lakewood Garden Mausoleum, designed by HGA, is a treasured landmark and community asset in the city’s neighborhood. The video above captures its pastoral quality and embraces the landscape while offering a contemplative interior experience. It also highlights the design’s relationship between natural light and nature, which strengthens the connection between the spiritual and the earth-bound.

Video Credits: Peter VonDeLinde, Christian M Korab, Marc Ofsthun, Pete Sieger, Tom Dolan, Rob McIntosh

The 10 Things You Must Know About Architectural Copyrights

Wangjing SOHO, by Zaha Hadid Architects, is planned for Beijing but is being “copy-catted” in Chongqing (in fact, that version may be completed first). Northwest Aerial © ZHA

With all the recent controversy over Zaha Hadid’s “copycats” in China, we decided it would be wise to get a better understanding of the often murky world of architectural . In that effort, we’ve decided to re-print an article by Attorney Jeffrey M. Reichard, who practices construction and intellectual property law with Nexsen Pruet in Greensboro, NC, and knows a thing or two (or ten!) about the subject. The article was originally published as a Construction Law Alert for clients of his firm. 

Some people say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. However, under architectural copyright law, imitation could be a very costly endeavor. Here are ten tips to help contractors, owners and architects protect themselves from architectural copyright disputes.

See the 10 Things You Need to Know About Architectural Copyright, after the break…

Cafe Cross / FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects

© Kei Nakajima

Architects: FORM Kouichi Kimura Architects
Location: Hyogo,
Area: 121.45 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Kei Nakajima

The Indicator: Christo is Over the River

Jeanne-Claude and their team during a wind tunnel test for Over The River, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, April 1998 Scale of the fabric panels: 1 to 16.7 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 1998 Christo

In 1992, the artist, Christo, with his now late-wife and collaborator, Jeanne-Claude, had a vision to suspend miles of silvery translucent fabric over the Arkansas River in Colorado. Would you expect anything less?

Christo usually works at such massive geographic scales—land interventions that can be discerned by satellites passing overhead. Here his ambition stretches for 42 miles (67.6 km) of scenic river with no less than a total of 5.9 miles (9.5 km) of fabric suspended over the eight different sections of the river.

2013 AIA National Convention
2013 AIA National Convention

Registration now open for 2013 AIA National Convention

It’s that time of year again: the 2013 AIA National Convention is gearing up to provide architects with the latest technological, conceptual and design innovations over the course of a three-day conference in Denver, Colorado.  This year’s theme: Building Leaders, is an opportunity for…

Flashback: Mills Museum / Flores Prats

© Duccio Malagamba

Architects: Flores Prats
Location: de Mallorca, Spain
Collaborators: Manuel Arguijo, Miquel Bouzas, Paola Vallini, Frank Stahl, Érica Checcucci, Armin Schmidt, Soledad Revuelto, Fabián Asunción, Cristina Treviño, Merlin Ellis, Ankur Jain, Michella Mezzavilla, Cristian Zanoni
Area: 700 sqm
Year: 1997
Photographs: Duccio Malagamba

Courtesy of Studio One
Courtesy of Studio One

‘Networked Ecologies: Rethinking Remediation’ Competition Entry / Studio One

A finalist entry in the Transiting Cities – Low Carbon Futures competition, Studio One…‘s proposal, titled, ‘Networked Ecologies: Rethinking Remediation’ a variety of programs ranging from landscape / mining remediation, to urban agriculture are defined. These “in-between” sites will

23 Local Authority Housing / Avignon-Clouet Architectes

© Stéphane Chalmeau

Architects: Avignon-Clouet Architectes
Location: ,
Area: 2,911 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

AD Classics: Maison du Bresil / Le Corbusier

© Samuel Ludwig

Created as a microcosm of Brazilian life and culture, Maison du Bresil is a significant example of Le Corbusier’s high-density residential design. Inaugurated in 1959, it is one of twenty-three international residences at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, located in the heart of Paris. As the “House of ”, the building acts as both a residence hall for Brazilian academics, students, teachers, and artists, and as a hub for Brazilian culture, by providing exhibition spaces and archival resources. Notably, the building has provided residence to famous Brazilians, such as the renowned journalist Barroso Zózimo do Amaral.

Courtesy of Spark Architects
Courtesy of Spark Architects

‘Arte s’ Residential Tower / Spark Architects

Standing at 170m and 110m tall, the twin ‘Arte s’ residential towers sit at the base Bukit Gambir, a lush tropical mountain located at the heart of Penang Island in the Indian Ocean off the Western coast of Malaysia. Designed by…

Harold Street Residence / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

© John Gollings

Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
Location: , VIC,
Design Team: Graham Burrows, Tim Jackson, Jon Clements, Simon Topliss, Peter Forsyth
Area: 405 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: John Gollings

Maja’s House / Ultra Architects

© Mariusz Jagniewski

Architects: Ultra Architects
Location: Poznan, Poland
Architect In Charge: Marcin Kościuch and Tomasz Osięgłowski
Collaborators: Adriana Ronżewska-Kotyńska, Agata Ostrowska
Area: 6 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Mariusz Jagniewski, Łukasz Zandecki, Courtesy of

Joe Clark, BFLS, RWCMD, view from Bute Park 10cms
Joe Clark, BFLS, RWCMD, view from Bute Park 10cms

World Stage Design 2013 Festival: Sustainable Theatre Design Competition

Online application is now open for a competition to design a temporal sustainable theatre, to be built in Cardiff, as part of the World Stage Design 2013 festival. Open to students and emerging practitioners from across all related disciplines, the…

Kashi-Kobo Yodogawa / aoydesign

Courtesy of aoydesign

Architects: aoydesign
Location: ,
Project Team: Shigeo Aoyama, Yukiko Sumitani
Contractor: Support Plus
Area: 39 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of aoydesign

Lloyd Holiday House / Bonnifait + Giesen

© John Girdlestone

Architects: Bonnifait + Giesen
Location: Kapiti, Wellington,
Main Contractor: Duncan Construction Ltd.
Property Owners: Heather and Trevor Lloyd
Area: 140 sqm
Photographs: John Girdlestone

In Progress: Schwäbischer Verlag / Wiel Arets Architects

© Jan Bitter

Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: Karlstraße 20, 88212 ,
Design Team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Carsten Hilgendorf, Uta Böcker, Tobias Gehrke, Ramón Alvarez-Roa, Ole Hallier
Area: 0.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jan Bitter

Student Housing (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) / H Arquitectes + dataAE

© Adrià Goula

Architects: H Arquitectes + dataAE
Location: Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona,
Design Team H Arquitectes: David Lorente, Josep Ricart, Xavier Ros, Roger Tudó
Design Team Data Ae: Claudi Aguiló, Albert Domingo
Collaborators: Aleix Enguix, ÀBAC Enginyers, Societat Orgànica, DSM arquitectes
Year: 2011
Photographs: Adrià Goula, Courtesy of H Arquitectes +