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Santiago Calatrava Discusses the WTC Transportation Hub

08:00 - 23 September, 2015

In this additional scene from our interview with Spanish architect/engineer Santiago Calatrava, the designer discusses the monumental timespan and demanding criteria of his transportation hub for the World Trade Center. Following Calatrava’s aesthetic calling card, the project’s ribbed vocabulary and “birdlike” form features a 355-foot-long operable Oculus - a "slice of the New York sky" - that casts a soft glow onto the pristine white surfaces of the interior. New areas of the building opened to the public this summer, with the project slated for a grand opening this December.

Niche Tactics Book Launch

07:00 - 23 September, 2015
Niche Tactics Book Launch, Niche Tactics Cover
Niche Tactics Cover

Niche Tactics: Generative Relationships between Architecture and Site (Routledge 2015), the first book by architecture's Edgar A. Tafel Assistant Professor Caroline O'Donnell, explores architecture's relationship with site and its ecological analogue: the relationship between an organism and its environment.

The launch event on Monday, September 28 at 5 p.m. will replicate the order of the book itself, with experts responding to particular chapters: Catherine Ingraham will represent the self-authored "Introduction"; Greg Keeffe will respond to chapter 1, "Niche Tactics"; Val Warke will respond to chapter 6, "All Dressed Up"; Mark Morris will respond to chapter 9, "Duck Jokes"; and O'Donnell will conclude with the CODA. In addition, an array of mixed meats and eggs will represent chapter 11 "Hopeful Monsters." 

How London's Olympic Stadium Finally Transitioned to Legacy Mode

06:00 - 23 September, 2015

Before it was even completed, the legacy of the Populous-designed stadium for the London 2012 Olympics was a thorny issue. Originally designed to be largely dismantled after the games, a sudden interest in the future stadium from local football teams led to an about-face by the government, resulting in a renewed brief for a design that could be adapted to host football matches. What followed after the games was recently described by The Guardian's sports correspondent Owen Gibson as "a huge, expensive engineering puzzle" in which "to all intents and purposes, it has been completely rebuilt."

Lille Métropole Commercial Court / PetitDidier Prioux Architectes

05:00 - 23 September, 2015
Lille Métropole Commercial Court / PetitDidier Prioux Architectes, © 11H45
© 11H45

© 11H45 © 11H45 © 11H45 © 11H45 + 14

Herzog & de Meuron's Tate Modern Expansion to Officially Open in 2016

04:00 - 23 September, 2015
Herzog & de Meuron's Tate Modern Expansion to Officially Open in 2016, The new expansion to the Tate Modern. Image © Hayes Davidson and Herzog & de Meuron
The new expansion to the Tate Modern. Image © Hayes Davidson and Herzog & de Meuron

Earlier this week Sir Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate Modern, announced that Herzog & de Meuron's extension will officially open on Friday 17th June 2016. The gallery, which originally opened in 2000 housed within a former power station in London's Bankside, dramatically transformed the UK's relationship with modern and contemporary art. Since then, the Tate Modern has become a bastion of trend-setting and high-profile exhibitions, and has grown to be one of London's most visited cultural venues.

Two Public Housing Modules / Juan Carlos Navarro Pérez

03:00 - 23 September, 2015
Two Public Housing Modules / Juan Carlos Navarro Pérez, © Álvaro Viera
© Álvaro Viera

© Álvaro Viera © Álvaro Viera © Álvaro Viera © Álvaro Viera + 21

Gohar Khatoon Girls' School / Robert Hull + University of Washington

02:00 - 23 September, 2015
Gohar Khatoon Girls' School / Robert Hull + University of Washington, © Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux

© Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux + 33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mazari Sharif, Afghanistan
  • Design Team

    Yasaman Esmaili, Christopher Garland, David Miller, FAIA
  • Lead Architect and Designer

    Robert Hull, FAIA, in collaboration with the University of Washington, Department of Architecture
  • Area

    1700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Festival: One Architecture Week

23:00 - 22 September, 2015
Festival: One Architecture Week

ONE ARCHITECTURE WEEK is an annual international festival for architecture, which will have its next edition in September 18th-27th 2015 in Plovdiv. Launched in 2008 as a two-day conference under the name SOFIA ARCHITECTURE WEEK, the event expanded into a more than a week-long meeting and idea exchange platform for architecture, interior design, landscape and urban environment. Through stimulating a broad professional and public debate the festival aims at initiating sustainable social and architectural practices. The diverse and intense program features presentations, exhibitions, discussions, workshops, screenings and urban interventions as well as architectural workshops for the youngest.

50m2 House / OBBA

22:00 - 22 September, 2015
50m2 House / OBBA, © Kyungsub Shin
© Kyungsub Shin

© Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Partners in Charge

    Sojung Lee, Sangjoon Kwak
  • Area

    50.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Guanghualu SOHO 2 / gmp Architekten

20:00 - 22 September, 2015
Guanghualu SOHO 2 / gmp Architekten, © Christian Gahl
© Christian Gahl

© Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guang Hua Lu, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China
  • Design

    Meinhard von Gerkan, Stephan Schütz with Stephan Rewolle
  • Area

    103000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

2016 Glenn Murcutt Master Class

18:30 - 22 September, 2015
2016 Glenn Murcutt Master Class, © Nic Walker, Australian Financial Review, Fairfax Media
© Nic Walker, Australian Financial Review, Fairfax Media

The Glenn Murcutt Architecture Master Class (GMMC) in Australia has become a major annual event on the international architecture calendar. Started in 2001, architects and senior students from over 75 nations around the world have now travelled to Australia to participate in the two-week residential studio based program. Students will have the opportunity to work with four tutors - all Gold Medallists of the Australian Institute of Architects: Glenn Murcutt (1992), Richard Leplastrier (1999), Brit Andresen (first female recipient 2002) and Peter Stutchbury (2015). 

Calmness Toilet / METAA

19:00 - 22 September, 2015
Calmness Toilet / METAA, © Park Chan Bae
© Park Chan Bae

© Park Chan Bae © Park Chan Bae © Park Chan Bae © Park Chan Bae + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Incheon, South Korea
  • Architects in Charge

    Woo Euijung, young-b kim
  • Landscape Design

    Gawon
  • Area

    99.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Cloister House + Laneway / Measured Architecture

17:00 - 22 September, 2015
Cloister House + Laneway / Measured Architecture, © Andrew Latreille
© Andrew Latreille

© Nic Lehoux © Andrew Latreille © Nic Lehoux © Andrew Latreille + 18

Competition Challenges Architects to Reimagine New York's MetLife Building

16:00 - 22 September, 2015
Competition Challenges Architects to Reimagine New York's MetLife Building, © Wikipedia User: Shaqspeare, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
© Wikipedia User: Shaqspeare, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Metals in Construction magazine has launched a competition for architects, engineers, students, designers, and others from all over the world to submit their vision for recladding 200 Park Avenue, built a half-century ago as the world’s largest corporate structure, the Pan Am Building (now the MetLife Building).

The mandate is to reimagine this New York City icon with a resource-conserving, eco-friendly enclosure—one that creates a highly efficient envelope with the lightness and transparency sought by today’s office workforce while preserving and enhancing the aesthetic of its heritage. Entrants may now register on the competition's official website. The deadline for final submission is February 1, 2016.

Clos House / Marcelo Sarovic + Jeannette Plaut

15:00 - 22 September, 2015
Clos House / Marcelo Sarovic + Jeannette Plaut, © Antonio Urzúa
© Antonio Urzúa

© Antonio Urzúa © Antonio Urzúa © Antonio Urzúa © Antonio Urzúa + 27

Foster, RSHP and UNStudio Compete to Expand Taiwan's Largest Airport

14:03 - 22 September, 2015
Foster, RSHP and UNStudio Compete to Expand Taiwan's Largest Airport, Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 1. Image © Norihiko Dan and Associates
Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 1. Image © Norihiko Dan and Associates

Foster + Partners, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) and UNStudio have been shortlisted in a competition to expand the Taoyuan International Airport - Taiwan's largest airport, formally known as Chiang Kai-shek International Airport. Each team will now be given £126,000 to develop their proposals for a new 640,000-square-meter Terminal 3 building which, as the Architect's Journal reports, is expected to host 45 million passengers each year. 

The full shortlist includes: 

Venue for the Episcopal Conference of Panama / Mallol&Mallol Arquitectos

13:00 - 22 September, 2015
Venue for the Episcopal Conference of Panama  / Mallol&Mallol  Arquitectos, © Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda + 17

CDC “55 Timeless” Xin-Yi Residential Tower / Richard Meier & Partners

11:19 - 22 September, 2015
CDC “55  Timeless” Xin-Yi Residential Tower / Richard Meier & Partners, © Vize.com; Courtesy Richard Meier & Partners Architects
© Vize.com; Courtesy Richard Meier & Partners Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei, Taiwan
  • Design Team

    Richard Meier, Reynolds Logan, Stefan Scheiber-Loeis
  • Project Architect

    Richard Liu
  • Project Team

    Thibaut DeGryse, Aurora Farewell, Hank Jarzabkowski, Katie Kasabalis, Jeremy Keagy, Aung Kyaw, Peter Liao, Ian Lotto, Hans Put, Hee-Joo Shi, Steven Sze
  • Owner

    Continental Development Corporation
  • Associate Architect

    C.T. Chen & Partners
  • Area

    25931.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017

Richard Meier & Partners has unveiled plans for a 127-meter-tall tower in Taipei. Already under construction, the CDC “55 Timeless” Xin-Yi residential skyscraper will be comprised of two volumes: a solid north tower and transparent south tower. 

"The solid north volume contains the core of the residential units that flows towards the transparent south volume, which is a natural light-filled space where living, social and the more public programs are located," says the practice. "A carefully crafted geometric organization allows viewing corridors towards the mountains in the far distance."