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School in Chuquibambilla / AMA + Bosch Arquitectos

00:00 - 24 December, 2014
School in Chuquibambilla / AMA + Bosch Arquitectos, © Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia
© Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia

© Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia © Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia © Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia © Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia +21

W+ house / 100 A

01:00 - 24 December, 2014
W+ house / 100 A , © CHOI, BK in 100 A
© CHOI, BK in 100 A

© CHOI, BK in 100 A © CHOI, BK in 100 A © CHOI, BK in 100 A © CHOI, BK in 100 A +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Area

    165.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Bundesgymnasium Gainfarn - Bad Vöslau / Franz Architekten

01:00 - 24 December, 2014
Bundesgymnasium Gainfarn - Bad Vöslau / Franz Architekten, Courtesy of Franz Architekten
Courtesy of Franz Architekten

Courtesy of Franz Architekten Courtesy of Franz Architekten Courtesy of Franz Architekten Courtesy of Franz Architekten +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gainfarn, 2540 Bad Vöslau, Austria
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Franz Architekten

Villa Buresø / Mette Lange Architects

01:00 - 24 December, 2014
Villa Buresø / Mette Lange Architects, © Hampus Berndtson
© Hampus Berndtson

© Hampus Berndtson © Hampus Berndtson © Hampus Berndtson © Hampus Berndtson +22

Recycling In Practice: Perkins + Will Finds New Life for Cardboard Tubes

00:00 - 24 December, 2014
Recycling In Practice: Perkins + Will Finds New Life for Cardboard Tubes,  Phase one view of the 'tube wall'. Image Courtesy of Perkins + Will
Phase one view of the 'tube wall'. Image Courtesy of Perkins + Will

In architectural offices, the cardboard tubes used in large-format rolls of paper seem to multiply at an alarming rate, populating every nook and cranny until they fill the rafters. The team at Perkins + Will Boston have invented a cheeky solution to stem cardboard tube proliferation in the form of a privacy screen that behaves simultaneously as a sound and visual barrier, and as a storage space. Composed of dozens of reclaimed cardboard tubes fitted into a CAD-mapped and cut plywood frame, the 'wall' provides ample opportunities for drawing storage, sunlight mitigation, and playful interaction without disrupting workflow.

Find out more about Perkins + Will's solution to cardboard tube waste after the break

Courtesy of Perkins + Will  Implementation plan . Image Courtesy of Perkins + Will Courtesy of Perkins + Will  Phase one installed. Image Courtesy of Perkins + Will +13

Christmas Wars: The Fight to Hold the World Record for the Most Christmas Lights

00:00 - 24 December, 2014
Christmas Wars: The Fight to Hold the World Record for the Most Christmas Lights  , The Gay’s house in LaGrangeville, New York. Image Courtesy of Guinness World Records
The Gay’s house in LaGrangeville, New York. Image Courtesy of Guinness World Records

In the ongoing battle to hold the Guinness World Record for the Most Lights on a Residential Property (aka the house-with-the-most-Christmas lights), the Gay family in LaGrangeville, New York has once again reclaimed their title. This year the family used 601,736 lights, spanning two acres and set to more than 200 songs. RITZ Crackers, part of Mondelēz International, helped the family top the record, providing 200,000 lights. The Gay family and the Richards family in Canberra, Australia, have been fighting for the title over the past three years. But not to be outdone, the Richards family took home the Guinness World Record for the Largest Image Made of LED lights for their Christmas light installation this year. The installation in Canberra used 1,194,380 lights to make a 3D image of three Christmas gifts spanning 3,865 square meters and raised money for the charity SIDS and Kids ACT.  See more pictures and read more about the ongoing lights competition at City Lab and Guinness World Records

Fujigaoka M / Sinato

01:00 - 24 December, 2014
Fujigaoka M / Sinato, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fujigaoka, Aoba Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Chikara Ohno
  • Area

    64.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Havre 69 / at103 + Reurbano

01:00 - 24 December, 2014
Havre 69 / at103 + Reurbano, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Havre 69, Juárez, 06600 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Francisco Pardo + Julio Amezcua (at103)
  • Project Area

    1506.63 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

M-Rad Proposes Live-Work Towers to Revitalize Downtown Las Vegas

00:00 - 24 December, 2014
M-Rad Proposes Live-Work Towers to Revitalize Downtown Las Vegas, © M-Rad
© M-Rad

The idea of mixed-use residential buildings is rapidly gaining popularity in urban America. The concept of being able to work within walking distance of where you live is both convenient and economical. Matthew Rosenberg, design director of M-Rad Studio, recognizes this, and has proposed a dramatic live/work design for the Downtown Project of Las Vegas, Nevada. Titled Inter-Act Residence, the building (or, potentially, series of buildings) would incorporate modular offices and apartments, strategically arranged for interaction between residents.

Sebastian Irarrazaval Proposes Urban Solution to Political Turmoil with Trans-Border African Cities

01:00 - 24 December, 2014
Sebastian Irarrazaval Proposes Urban Solution to Political Turmoil with Trans-Border African Cities, © Sebastian Irarrazaval Arquitectos
© Sebastian Irarrazaval Arquitectos

As the continent with the fastest growing population in the world, African frontiers will soon become attractive areas for urban settlements and the potential for conflicts arising from colonial borders may inhibit necessary economic growth. Colonialism’s legacy continues to spark conflict revolving around arbitrary borders established by Europeans in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with no regard for ethnic, linguistic, and religious disparities across the continent. These decisions resulted in the separation of cultural communities within each nation and the creation of political boundaries that often did not reflect shared civil interests. Consequently sub-Saharan Africa has experienced sustained conflicts in the years following independence, resulting in diminished potential for further economic development in many regions. Today, border disputes have led to a rise in separatist movements in numerous countries, but African governments are hesitant to abandon the colonial borders to avoid further disruptive conflicts.

As political approaches to this issue continue to be extremely contentious, an architectural intervention at the urban scale proposed by Sebastian Irarrazaval Arquitectos may be the key to a prosperous cultural and economic future for Africa. In their concept for an ideal African city, Sebastian Irarrázaval and his team have conceptualized their solution as a network of trans-border cities. This set of “bi-national urban entities” will serve to erase the old colonial borders and "will reintegrate the continent as it was prior to European domination when cultural and economic exchange flourished."

Find out how the proposal aims to address some of Africa’s longest-standing social and political problems after the break

© Sebastian Irarrazaval Arquitectos © Sebastian Irarrazaval Arquitectos © Sebastian Irarrazaval Arquitectos © Sebastian Irarrazaval Arquitectos +21

Allied Works Releases Design for Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus

00:00 - 24 December, 2014
Allied Works Releases Design for Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus , © MIR
© MIR

Allied Works Architecture has released designs for the Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus. Set to complete by 2016, the billowing museum will be constructed on the banks of the Scioto River, directly across from downtown, as part of Scioto Peninsula’s 56-acre redevelopment masterplan. It will host a variety of galleries, education and interpretive spaces that will house exhibitions and artifacts that serve as a testimonial to the 250 years of military service of Ohio Veterans.

“The Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum is conceived as an architecture of two acts. The first is an act of landscape, where the surrounding parkland is cut, carved and lifted into the sky, creating a processional path to the sanctuary, a place of ceremony, celebration and reflection - a civic room for the city of Columbus,” explains Allied Works. Continue reading to learn more. 

Bridge View. Image © MIR © MIR © MIR Main Entry. Image © Allied Works Architecture +12

Apartment in Arklių Street / DO Architects

01:00 - 24 December, 2014
Apartment in Arklių Street / DO Architects, Courtesy of DO Architects
Courtesy of DO Architects

Courtesy of DO Architects Courtesy of DO Architects Courtesy of DO Architects Courtesy of DO Architects +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Design Team

    Gilma Teodora Gylytė, Marija Steponavičiūtė
  • Area

    75.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of DO Architects

Competition Results: "Hello Nature"

01:00 - 23 December, 2014
Competition Results: "Hello Nature", Retreat/Shelter/Nest by András Dankházi. Image Courtesy of Combo Competitions
Retreat/Shelter/Nest by András Dankházi. Image Courtesy of Combo Competitions

Hello Nature, the most recent ideas-based challenge organised by Combo Competitions, asked participants to design a structure that celebrates nature on an expansive site in northern Sweden at the foot of Omneberget mountain. Located in an area known as the High Coast (Höga Kusten), the site sits within an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Designers were asked to "highlight the relationship between humanity and the rest of the planet" in putting forward proposals which "reconnect to nature." As a twist, entrants had to include both educational and recreational elements to their submissions. The entries, which range from a mountain of 'conservation drones' (with a control tower and charging station at its peak) to a collection of four extruded concrete plinths, all seek to explore our relationship with the wild when 50% of the world's population live in urban centres.

See the winning proposals and read the jury's comments after the break.

Honourable Mention: Back to the Future / Silvia Marcialis and Alessandra Mattacchioni. Image Courtesy of Combo Competitions Honourable Mention: Monument / Severino Iritano and Daniele Bonetti. Image Courtesy of Combo Competitions Third Prize: Inside Nature / Johan Meisel. Image Courtesy of Combo Competitions First Prize: Dromneberget / Nicolay Boyadjiev and Don Toromanoff. Image Courtesy of Combo Competitions +19

House in Tourimachi / SNARK + OUVI

01:00 - 23 December, 2014
House in Tourimachi / SNARK + OUVI , © Ippei Shinzawa
© Ippei Shinzawa

© Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects in Charge

    Sunao Koase, Naoki Mashiyama (SNARK), Shin Yokoo (Ouvi)
  • Area

    44.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Redline / Pietri Architectes

01:00 - 23 December, 2014
Redline / Pietri Architectes, Courtesy of Pietri Architectes
Courtesy of Pietri Architectes

Courtesy of Pietri Architectes Courtesy of Pietri Architectes Courtesy of Pietri Architectes Courtesy of Pietri Architectes +15

US Architecture Schools Express Interest in Conferring Licensure to Graduates

00:00 - 23 December, 2014
US Architecture Schools Express Interest in Conferring Licensure to Graduates, © Wikimedia Commons user Kit
© Wikimedia Commons user Kit

Becoming licensed is no easy feat for the recently graduated architecture student. The combination of required internship hours and exam scores proves a daunting obstacle for most, often taking years of work after college to surpass. Now, however, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) is testing the waters for an alternative system that could grant licensure to students immediately upon graduation.

Dental Clinic / NAN Arquitectos

01:00 - 23 December, 2014
Dental Clinic / NAN Arquitectos, © Iván Casal Nieto
© Iván Casal Nieto

© Iván Casal Nieto © Iván Casal Nieto © Iván Casal Nieto © Iván Casal Nieto +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paseo de Castelao, 25, 36940 Cangas, Pontevedra, Spain
  • Design Team

    Vicente Pillado, Wenceslao Lopez, Alberto F.Reiriz
  • Area

    49.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Kleine Rittergasse 11 / Franken Architekten

01:00 - 23 December, 2014
Kleine Rittergasse 11 / Franken Architekten, © Eibe Sînnecken
© Eibe Sînnecken

© Oliver Tamagnini © Axel Stephan © Eibe Sînnecken © Oliver Tamagnini +28