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Nasher Sculpture Center Announces New $100,000 Prize

14:00 - 5 April, 2015
Nasher Sculpture Center Announces New $100,000 Prize, Nasher Sculpture Center interior designed by Renzo Piano. Image © Nasher Sculpture Center
Nasher Sculpture Center interior designed by Renzo Piano. Image © Nasher Sculpture Center

The Nasher Sculpture Center has announced the new $100,000 Nasher Prize, an international prize that will be awarded annually to living artists worldwide for "work that has had an extraordinary impact on the understanding of sculpture." The inaugural winner will be announced in Fall of 2015.

Alexandria Area High School / Cuningham Group Architecture

14:00 - 5 April, 2015
Alexandria Area High School / Cuningham Group Architecture, © Corey Gaffer
© Corey Gaffer

© Brandon Stengel © Corey Gaffer © Corey Gaffer © Corey Gaffer +28

10 Stunning Images of Sacred Spaces

12:00 - 5 April, 2015
10 Stunning Images of Sacred Spaces, San Josemaría Escrivá Church / Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas. Image © Fran Parente
San Josemaría Escrivá Church / Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas. Image © Fran Parente

In the spirit of Easter Sunday, we've rounded up a compilation of ten glorious sacred spaces from our Religious Architecture Pinterest board. Ranging from traditional, reverent congregation halls to unexpected ultra-modern chapels, these spectacular places of worship are bound to inspire. Get a dose of these divine works after the break...

Ribbon Chapel / NAP Architects. Image © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel / AZL Architects. Image © Yao Li Kirche am Hohenzollernplatz / Fritz Hoger. Image © Fabrice Fouillet Roof over the Walls of the Old Baños Church / BROWNMENESES. Image © Sebastián Crespo +10

Mateusz Pospiech Proposes a Megastructure to Replace Iran's Dried Up Zayanderud River

09:30 - 5 April, 2015
Mateusz Pospiech Proposes a Megastructure to Replace Iran's Dried Up Zayanderud River, Courtesy of Mateusz Pospiech
Courtesy of Mateusz Pospiech

For generations, nature has been held up as something to respect, to take inspiration from, to place at the center of architecture. Few new designs today are complete without some visualized parkland or tree placed implausibly high up on the latest visionary high rise development. But what do you do when nature ups and leaves? How can architecture respond? That’s the question that Mateusz Pospiech’s master’s thesis, completed at the Silesian University of Technology, attempts to answer by taking the severe example of the disappearance of Iran’s Zayanderud River and proposing the equally incredible solution: an enormous, six-kilometer-long ecologically sustainable megastructure along the dried riverbed, healing the scar both in the landscape and in the minds of Iranians.

Courtesy of Mateusz Pospiech Courtesy of Mateusz Pospiech Courtesy of Mateusz Pospiech Courtesy of Mateusz Pospiech +16

Trama Apartment / Semerene Arquitetura Interior

10:00 - 5 April, 2015
Trama Apartment / Semerene Arquitetura Interior, © Joana França
© Joana França

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Park Sul, Brasília, DF, Brasil
  • Project Architect

    Clarice Semerene
  • Collaborator

    Fernanda Abreu
  • Project Area

    70.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Solarcity Kindergarden / x architekten

06:00 - 5 April, 2015
Solarcity Kindergarden / x architekten, © Elisabeth Grebe
© Elisabeth Grebe

© Elisabeth Grebe © Max Nirnberger © Max Nirnberger © Max Nirnberger +31

Earthly Pond Service Center of International Horticultural Exposition / HHD_FUN

03:00 - 5 April, 2015
Earthly Pond Service Center of International Horticultural Exposition  / HHD_FUN, © DuoCai Photograph
© DuoCai Photograph

© Zhenfei Wang © Zhenfei Wang © Zhenfei Wang © Zhenfei Wang +15

KAPSARC Housing / HOK

23:00 - 4 April, 2015
KAPSARC Housing / HOK, © Alan Karchmer
© Alan Karchmer

© Alan Karchmer © Alan Karchmer © Alan Karchmer © Alan Karchmer +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Riyadh Saudi Arabia
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

ZEROPLACE / Z_Lab

20:00 - 4 April, 2015
ZEROPLACE / Z_Lab, © Kim Jae-kyeong
© Kim Jae-kyeong

© Woo Jong-deok © Kim Jae-kyeong © Woo Jong-deok © Kim Jae-kyeong +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    황락저수지, Haemi-myeon, Seosan-si
  • Architect in Charge

    Lee Sang-muk , Noh Kyung-rok , Park Jung-hyun
  • Area

    422.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Video: RNT Architects' "New Gateway" to San Diego City College

16:00 - 4 April, 2015

Watch RNT Architects discuss The Quad, their new Business, Arts & Humanities building for San Diego City College in this short video from Breadtruck Films. The result of seven years of "doing the drawings...watching the construction... building the volumes and the spaces," The Quad brings together two faculties that are "different in purpose and function differently" to create a "place for learning and social interaction." 

Norrmalm City District Sides with Nobel Foundation

14:00 - 4 April, 2015
Norrmalm City District Sides with Nobel Foundation, Courtesy of David Chipperfield Architects
Courtesy of David Chipperfield Architects

With opposition seemingly mounting against the Nobel Foundation’s plans to build a new, David Chipperfield-designed center along Stockholm’s Blasieholmen, advisors for Norrmalm's neighborhood management has spoke up in favor of the project believing to be an opportunity to enhance the urban fabric and make the area more family-friendly. "The administration believes that the new park should be as green as possible and that more play environments for children and youth a priority in the development of public spaces," reads the statement, highlighting the open space provided in the plan. Their response is just one of many that will help sway Stockholm’s City Planning and City Council final decision later this year. 

Vancouver Island Regional Library / Low Hammond Rowe Architects

14:00 - 4 April, 2015
Vancouver Island Regional Library / Low Hammond Rowe Architects, © Sama Jim Canzian
© Sama Jim Canzian

© Sama Jim Canzian © Sama Jim Canzian © Sama Jim Canzian © Sama Jim Canzian +16

Toshiko Mori Calls Tokyo's At-Risk Hotel Okura "A Very Beautiful Orphan Child"

13:00 - 4 April, 2015

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With the planned demolition of Hotel Okura in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games fast approaching, architects and designers have rallied around the Modernist icon, calling for its preservation. In the latest and most high profile campaign, Japanese architect Toshiko Mori and Bottega Veneta's Tomas Maier have joined forces to span a breadth of platforms from a symposium held last November to an Instagram hashtag (#mymomentatokura) sharing images of the beloved hotel. Most recently, Mori sat down with Architectural Digest to discuss her passion for Hotel Okura, the origins of the campaign, and Japanese Modernism. Read the full interview and see why Mori says Hotel Okura is "a very beautiful orphan child," here

Unified Architectural Theory: Chapter 9B

09:30 - 4 April, 2015
Unified Architectural Theory: Chapter 9B, The Pruitt-Igoe Development in St. Louis. "Had people consistently applied the “mirror of the self” test, we would probably have avoided some of the inhuman environments built over the past several decades. One such typology is the extremely long apartment block, which houses thousands of people in a box of about eight stories". Image © US Geological Survey via Flickr CC User Michael Allen
The Pruitt-Igoe Development in St. Louis. "Had people consistently applied the “mirror of the self” test, we would probably have avoided some of the inhuman environments built over the past several decades. One such typology is the extremely long apartment block, which houses thousands of people in a box of about eight stories". Image © US Geological Survey via Flickr CC User Michael Allen

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 the following chapter, Salingaros continues his discussion of Christopher Alexander's “Mirror of the Self” test introduced in Chapter 9A, and revealing how it can be used to provide all-important feedback to enable evidence-based design. If you missed them, make sure to read the previous installments here.

Evidence-based design is now fast becoming a standard tool used in school design. (See Peter C. Lippman: “Evidence-Based Design of Elementary and Secondary Schools”, 2010). And yet its current application, while laudable, is missing the other key components necessary for adaptive design: Biophilia, Intelligence in the environment (two topics discussed in this book), and Pattern Language. All of these have to work together to give optimal design results.

Evidence-based design permits an architect to evaluate a design, and variations of that design, to see if they contribute to human wellbeing. This makes possible informed choices that push and guide a design towards a more adaptive final form. We know the result is going to be more adaptive since we check each intermediate stage of an evolving design.

Bridge of Sighs / Mei architecten

10:00 - 4 April, 2015
Bridge of Sighs / Mei architecten, © Jeroen Musch Photography
© Jeroen Musch Photography

© Jeroen Musch Photography © Jeroen Musch Photography © Jeroen Musch Photography © Jeroen Musch Photography +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lange Nieuwstraat 101, 3111 AE Schiedam, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Robert Winkel, Menno van der Woude, Sander Geurtsen, Robert Platje, Pepijn Berghout, Karl Oscarson, Serkar Jaff, Michiel van Loon
  • Area

    8.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Carsten Höller’s Giant Slides Return to London

08:00 - 4 April, 2015
Carsten Höller’s Giant Slides Return to London, via BBC
via BBC

German artist Carsten Höller is returning to London with plans for two new giant slides to be built at the Hayward Gallery this Summer. As part of his exhibition “Decision,” Holler will provide visitors with a two-slide exit option that will (hopefully) induce an “emotional state that is a unique condition somewhere between delight and madness.”

“[Holler] is "one of the world's most thought-provoking and profoundly playful artists, with a sharp and mischievous intelligence bent on turning our 'normal' view of things upside-down,” says Ralph Rugoff, director of the Hayward Gallery. Decision, he continued, "will ask visitors to make choices, but also, more importantly, to embrace a kind of double vision that takes in competing points of view, and embodies what Holler calls a state of 'active uncertainty' - a frame of mind conducive to entertaining new possibilities.”

Rehabilitation of Two Houses in Largo do Trovador / Pitagoras Group

05:00 - 4 April, 2015
Rehabilitation of Two Houses in Largo do Trovador / Pitagoras Group, © José Campos Architectural Photography
© José Campos Architectural Photography

© José Campos Architectural Photography © José Campos Architectural Photography © José Campos Architectural Photography © José Campos Architectural Photography +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guimaraes, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Arq. Fernando Seara de Sá, Arq. Raul Roque Figueiredo, Arq. Alexandre Coelho Lima, Arq. Manuel Luís Vilhena Roque
  • Collaborators

    Arq. André Malheiro, Arq. Carla Guimarães, Arq. Fernando Torres, Des. Hélio Pinto
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Buddy’s House / Sergey Makhno

03:00 - 4 April, 2015
Buddy’s House / Sergey Makhno, © Andrey Avdeenko
© Andrey Avdeenko

© Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko +22