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Innsbruck Trade Fair A / ARGE CNBZ Architects

03:00 - 4 May, 2015
Innsbruck Trade Fair A / ARGE CNBZ Architects, © Hanspeter Schiess
© Hanspeter Schiess

© Hanspeter Schiess © Hanspeter Schiess © Hanspeter Schiess © Hanspeter Schiess +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Innsbruck, Austria
  • Architects in Charge

    Andreas Cukrowicz, Stefan Abbrederis
  • Partner Architects

    Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architects Zt Gmbh (Bechter Zaffignani, Thomas Marte)
  • Area

    20715.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Farmhouse / Minako Wakasa

21:00 - 3 May, 2015
Farmhouse / Minako Wakasa , © Yoshihiro Asada
© Yoshihiro Asada

© Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shiga Prefecture, Japan
  • Collaborator

    Motoaki Sano
  • Site Area

    359,48m²
  • Area

    156.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Hello Wood 2015: Project Village

17:00 - 3 May, 2015
Hello Wood 2015: Project Village, © Hello Wood
© Hello Wood

Hello Wood is looking for students and young architects, designers, and artists in their Project Village, its 2015 workshop and symposium held 11-19 July. Applications are due before the 16th of May.

This year’s event follows the success of Hello Wood’s workshop in the summer of 2014, which saw participation from over 120 architects, artists and designers from 25 countries. Project Village will examine the typology of the village and the means for its production, proposing new and more efficient methods of master planning and construction. Among the invited team leaders of Hello Wood 2015 are: the founder of Invisible Studio and Studio in the Woods, Piers Taylor; winner of ArchDaily’s Building of the Year 2014 award, Katsuya Fukushima; and founders of 72 Hour Urban Action architectural group. Open Call for students is available here.

Anne Démians Wins Competition to Renovate France's Nobel School

15:00 - 3 May, 2015
Anne Démians Wins Competition to Renovate France's Nobel School, © AAD
© AAD

French architect Anne Démians has been named the winner of a competition to renovate and expand the Paris Tech Higher School of Industrial Physics and Chemistry (ESPCI), the 120-year old Nobel School. The competition, which seeks to convert the university into a leading research center, garnered submissions from such designers as Rem Koolhaas and Renzo Piano. As part of a larger transformative campaign undertaken by the school, the ESPCI redesign aims to elevate the Ile de France area to a metropolis standing.

Read on after the break for more on the 176 million Euro proposal.

Maison D / Fouquet Architecture Urbanisme

14:00 - 3 May, 2015
Maison D / Fouquet Architecture Urbanisme, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +16

eVolo's 20 Most Innovative Skyscrapers

13:00 - 3 May, 2015
eVolo's 20 Most Innovative Skyscrapers, Cloucity / Juerg Burger, Ge Men, Qingchuan Yang, Yin Li, Wei Hou. Image Courtesy of eVolo
Cloucity / Juerg Burger, Ge Men, Qingchuan Yang, Yin Li, Wei Hou. Image Courtesy of eVolo

In the celebratory spirit of its recent 2015 Skyscraper Competition, eVolo has compiled a list of the contest's most innovative submissions. 20 skyscrapers from 13 countries rose above the rest in terms of their unorthodox forms and imaginative solutions to socio-environmental issues. The avant-garde designs, which range from self-sustaining micro-climates to extensive sky-bound bicycle networks, address the cultural, social, and sustainable contexts of the future through groundbreaking means.

See all 20 innovative skyscrapers after the break.

Floating Waterfront Village: Trees of Life / Yi Wang, Jin Wei. Image Courtesy of eVolo Re2iffel Equalizer Skyscraper / Teemu Holopainen, Tomi Jaskari, Tuomas Vuorinen, Simon Ornberg. Image Courtesy of eVolo A Thousand Splendid Suns / Bart Chompff, James Park. Image Courtesy of eVolo High-Rise Waterfall / Gigih Nalendra, Nadia Vashti Lasrindy, Reza Arya Pahlevi. Image Courtesy of eVolo +21

Light Matters: Heightening The Perception Of Daylight With Henry Plummer (Part 1)

10:30 - 3 May, 2015
Light Matters: Heightening The Perception Of Daylight With Henry Plummer (Part 1), Therme Vals, Switzerland by Peter Zumthor. Image © Henry Plummer 2000
Therme Vals, Switzerland by Peter Zumthor. Image © Henry Plummer 2000

Architecture professor and photographer Henry Plummer has heightened the transformative power of daylight with his cameras and published several remarkable books about light and architecture. His deep interest in light, and his lyrical writing perspective, were formed through his contact with the designer and art theorist György Kepes while studying at MIT. Within his numerous photo journeys Plummer has documented the various facets of daylight in Japan and the Nordic Countries, and of masters like Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn. As a Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Plummer also still has ambitious plans for future book projects. In the first part of this interview, Plummer shares a variety of insights about understanding light and approaching buildings for photography.

San Francisco de Asís, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico. Image © Henry Plummer 2012 Center Family Dwelling House, Pleasant Hill, Kentucky. Image © Henry Plummer 2006 The Redentore, Venice by Palladio. Image © Henry Plummer 2012 Avila Chapel, Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome by Antonio Gherardi. Image © Henry Plummer 2012 +7

Public Housing VPO in Ciudad Real / Rojo/Fernández-Shaw

10:00 - 3 May, 2015
Public Housing VPO in Ciudad Real  / Rojo/Fernández-Shaw , Courtesy of Rojo/Fernández-Shaw
Courtesy of Rojo/Fernández-Shaw

Courtesy of Rojo/Fernández-Shaw Courtesy of Rojo/Fernández-Shaw Courtesy of Rojo/Fernández-Shaw Courtesy of Rojo/Fernández-Shaw +19

Central Art Depository Freiburg / Pfeifer Kuhn Architekten

06:00 - 3 May, 2015
Central Art Depository Freiburg  / Pfeifer Kuhn Architekten, © Claudius Pfeifer
© Claudius Pfeifer

© Claudius Pfeifer © Städtische Museen Freiburg - Photographer Markus Frietsch © Kuhn und Lehmann © Hannelore Pfeifer +29

INHAC / Atelier d’Architecture Brenac-Gonzalez

03:00 - 3 May, 2015
INHAC / Atelier d’Architecture Brenac-Gonzalez, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +22

IZB Residence / Stark Architekten

21:00 - 2 May, 2015
IZB Residence / Stark Architekten, © Robert Sprang
© Robert Sprang

© Robert Sprang © Robert Sprang © Robert Sprang © Robert Sprang +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Am Klopferspitz 2, 82152 Planegg, Germany
  • Design Team

    Claudia Kammerer, Christine Röger, Markus Müller, Nicole Arndt
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

3 Winners Announced for Bangkok Fashion Hub Competition

15:00 - 2 May, 2015
3 Winners Announced for Bangkok Fashion Hub Competition , 1st Prize: Ilya Pugachenko, Andrey Sayko, and Alla Aniskova. Image Courtesy of HMMD
1st Prize: Ilya Pugachenko, Andrey Sayko, and Alla Aniskova. Image Courtesy of HMMD

The winners of the international design competition "Bangkok: I am Fashion Hub" have been unveiled. Entrants were challenged with the task of unifying the functions of a community center, library, exhibition theater, and public space within a cohesive venue in Bangkok for both the local and international fashion communities.

Of the original entries, three winners were selected by an international jury based on their adherence to several design factors including conceptual clarity, creativity, integration within the existing urban fabric, and feasibility as a center for fashion. The winning designs, from Malaysia, Russia, and France, garnered monetary prizes ranging from $1,000 to $6,000. Check them out, after the break.

1st Prize: Ilya Pugachenko, Andrey Sayko, and Alla Aniskova. Rendering showing facade illumination. Image Courtesy of HMMD 3rd Prize: Quyet Tien Ngo, Mingbo Wang, Junwei Xie, and Arnaud Rossocelo. Image Courtesy of HMMD 1st Prize: Ilya Pugachenko, Andrey Sayko, and Alla Aniskova. Runway. Image Courtesy of HMMD 2nd Prize: Jun Hao Ong and Raphael Cheng. Symposium. Image Courtesy of HMMD +28

Slice / Saunders Architecture

14:00 - 2 May, 2015
© Bent René Synnevåg
© Bent René Synnevåg

© Bent René Synnevåg © Bent René Synnevåg © Bent René Synnevåg © Bent René Synnevåg +12

Photo Essay: The Evolution of Atlanta’s Ponce City Market

13:00 - 2 May, 2015
Photo Essay: The Evolution of Atlanta’s Ponce City Market, © Blake Burton
© Blake Burton

For almost a century, one of the largest buildings in the Southeastern United States has maintained a dominating street presence in Atlanta, Georgia. Now the Ponce City Market, the building was originally designed by Nimmons, Carr and Wright Architects and built in 1925 as a Sears, Roebuck & Co. distribution and retail center, operating until 1989. In 1991, the City of Atlanta purchased the building, renamed it City Hall East and  housed several public works departments, storing countless items among its 2.1 million square feet of space. As the city’s utilization of the building dwindled, Jamestown Properties stepped in and acquired the building in 2010.  Five years later, Ponce City Market is poised to become one of the greatest historic rehabilitation projects in the country.

© Blake Burton © Blake Burton © Blake Burton © Blake Burton +40

Unified Architectural Theory: Chapter 11

10:30 - 2 May, 2015
Unified Architectural Theory: Chapter 11, View from St Peter's Basilica, Vatican City. "Strong centers are formed when a substantial region of space is tied together coherently" . Image © Flickr CC user Michael Seljos
View from St Peter's Basilica, Vatican City. "Strong centers are formed when a substantial region of space is tied together coherently" . Image © Flickr CC user Michael Seljos

We will be publishing Nikos Salingaros’ book, Unified Architectural Theory, in a series of installments, making it digitally, freely available for students and architects around the world. In Chapter 11, Salingaros introduces and explains a list of 15 properties theorized by Christopher Alexander which give rise to the phenomenon of “life” in architectural designs. If you missed them, make sure to read the previous installments here.

Alexander’s Fifteen Fundamental Properties

We have come to the point in this course when we need to present the geometric properties responsible for the deep connectivity that I have discussed in previous chapters. Christopher Alexander has derived a set of 15 properties that all structures that we perceive to have “life” possess (Alexander, 2001).

50 Housing Units / Bruther

10:00 - 2 May, 2015
50 Housing Units / Bruther, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +7

  • Architects

  • Location

    Limeil-Brévannes, France
  • Area

    4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Percy Lane Luxury Homes / ODOS architects

06:00 - 2 May, 2015
Percy Lane Luxury Homes / ODOS architects, Courtesy of ODOS architects
Courtesy of ODOS architects

Courtesy of ODOS architects Courtesy of ODOS architects Courtesy of ODOS architects Courtesy of ODOS architects +22

Rakafot School’s Grounds / BO-Landscape Architects

03:00 - 2 May, 2015
Rakafot School’s Grounds / BO-Landscape Architects, © Amit Haas
© Amit Haas

© Amit Haas © Amit Haas © Amit Haas © Amit Haas +12