BIG and Kilo Redesign Gropius' Tableware Set

00:00 - 28 May, 2014
BIG and Kilo Redesign Gropius' Tableware Set , © BIG
© BIG

TAC tableware – designed in the 1960s by Walter Gropius and influenced by the Bauhaus style – has been given new life by BIG and the industrial design studio Kilo. The new tableware set features the heritage blue skylines of twelve cities, including Copenhagen, London, and New York. To check out the full set and spot the likes of Big Ben and the Statue of Liberty, head to the manufacturer's website by clicking here.

Costanera Lyon 2 / Eugenio Simonetti + Renato Stewart

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Costanera Lyon 2 / Eugenio Simonetti + Renato Stewart, © Pablo Casals-Aguirre
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre
  • Architects

  • Location

    Providencia, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Design Team

    Juan Santa Maria, Danilo Magni, Alvaro Romero
  • Area

    230000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Pablo Casals-Aguirre, Courtesy of Eugenio Simonetti, Renato Stewart

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre +21

Vıcem Bodrum Resıdences / Emre Arolat Architects

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Vıcem Bodrum Resıdences / Emre Arolat Architects, © Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden
  • Architects

  • Location

    48400 Bodrum, Turkey
  • Design Team

    Natali Tombak, Taner Arıkan, Neşet Arolat, Can Dinçer, Cenk Aykut, Leyla Kori, Necip Şahin, Neslihan Avşarlıgil, Nurgül Yardım, Taha Alkan, Tansel Dalgalı, Ünal Ali Özger
  • Architects in Charge

    Gonca Paşolar, Başak Akkoyunlu
  • Area

    9500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden +42

Lecture / Four Urban Models in China's Accelerated Urbanization: Local Public Space Implications

00:00 - 28 May, 2014
Lecture / Four Urban Models in China's Accelerated Urbanization: Local Public Space Implications

China's accelerated urbanization juxtaposes many local and global urban models in the contemporary urban space of the mega-city/metacity region. Since 1945 the global and local discourse on urban design and development has been dominated by four conceptual models. These four models, the metropolis, the megalopolis, the fragmented metropolis and the megacity/metacity have appeared in Asia with local characteristics and with special, hybrid characteristics. China's rapid urbanization has been based on an equally rapid industrialization that has telescoped the historical development pattern of western nations into 60 years. 

Venice Biennale 2014: Minsuk Cho to Present "Crow's Eye View" of Divided Korea

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Kim Il-sung Square, Pyongyang, 2010 © Philipp Meuser
Kim Il-sung Square, Pyongyang, 2010 © Philipp Meuser

Minsuk Cho of MASS Studies, commissioner and curator of the Korean Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, has announced that he will be responding to director Rem Koolhaas’ theme Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014 with an exhibition focused on the architecture of divided Korea. With the exhibition Crow’s Eye View: The Korean Peninsula, Cho will present the architecture of North and South Korea as “an agent - a mechanism for generating alternative narratives that are capable of perceiving both the everyday and the monumental in new ways.”

The full curatorial statement, after the break...

Richard Meier Remembers Friend, Design Icon Massimo Vignelli

00:00 - 28 May, 2014

This past Tuesday, design icon Massimo Vignelli passed away at the age of 83. To commemorate his memory, we're re-publishing a fantastic video from NOWNESS  in which Vignelli and Richard Meier discuss their fruitful collaborations and their long friendship. Learn more about the pair's collaborations and read Meier's full, touching statement on his late friend and neighbor, Massimo Vignelli, after the break...

Conversion of Clarenhof Chapel / a2o architecten

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Conversion of Clarenhof Chapel / a2o architecten, Courtesy of a2o architecten
Courtesy of a2o architecten
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hasselt, Belgium
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of a2o architecten

Courtesy of a2o architecten Courtesy of a2o architecten Courtesy of a2o architecten Courtesy of a2o architecten +20

Building no. 8 / Skälsö Arkitekter

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Building no. 8 / Skälsö Arkitekter, © Anna Sundström
© Anna Sundström

© Anna Sundström © Anna Sundström © Anna Sundström © Anna Sundström +16

The Godfather's Theatre of Views / ROBOT ARCHITECTS

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Courtesy of ROBOT ARCHITECTS
Courtesy of ROBOT ARCHITECTS
  • Architects

  • Location

    Samara, Samara Oblast, Russia
  • Architects in Charge

    Stadnikov Vitaly, Fedorov Oleg
  • Area

    290.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of ROBOT ARCHITECTS

Courtesy of ROBOT ARCHITECTS Courtesy of ROBOT ARCHITECTS Courtesy of ROBOT ARCHITECTS Courtesy of ROBOT ARCHITECTS +37

STAAB Residence / Chen + Suchart Studio

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
STAAB Residence / Chen + Suchart Studio, © Winquist Photography
© Winquist Photography
  • Architects

  • Location

    Scottsdale, AZ, USA
  • Project Team

    Szu-Ping Patricia Chen Suchart and Thamarit Suchart
  • Area

    279.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Winquist Photography, Courtesy of Chen + Suchart Studio

© Winquist Photography Courtesy of Chen + Suchart Studio © Winquist Photography © Winquist Photography +32

Vincent Callebaut Proposes “Wooden Orchids” Green Shopping Center for China

12:00 - 27 May, 2014
Vincent Callebaut Proposes “Wooden Orchids” Green Shopping Center for China, Aerial perspective. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures
Aerial perspective. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Vincent Callebaut Architectures have received honorary mention for their “Wooden Orchids” proposal in the International Union of Architects’ (UIA) Mount Lu Estate of World Architecture Competition. Based in Ruichang, China, the competition tasked participants with designing several cultural and commercial complexes near one of the world’s largest flower theme parks. Wooden Orchids consolidates these functions in a green shopping hub that speaks to the area’s demographic and climatic influences.

Pedestrian path. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures Bicycle path. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures View toward organic food court. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures Library. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures +15

Mecanoo Selected for New Manchester University Building

00:00 - 27 May, 2014
Mecanoo Selected for New Manchester University Building, The University's existing Technology building, located at Sackville Street. Image © Flickr CC User Pete Birkinshaw
The University's existing Technology building, located at Sackville Street. Image © Flickr CC User Pete Birkinshaw

Mecanoo has been selected to design the new Engineering campus at the University of Manchester. At a value of £200 million, the project will be the largest ever completed by the Dutch Practice in the UK - slightly larger than the popular Library of Birmingham which they completed last year - and will involve both new build elements and a renovation of the University's Grade-II Listed Oddfellows Hall. The new technology building is part of a larger £1 billion overhaul which the university aims to complete by 2020. You can find out more details at the Architects' Journal.

International Jury for Venice Biennale Announced

00:00 - 27 May, 2014
International Jury for Venice Biennale Announced, Courtesy of Venice Biennale 2014
Courtesy of Venice Biennale 2014

The Venice Biennale 2014 has announced the make-up of the International Jury who will determine which National Pavilions will receive the Gold and Silver Lions June 7th. As decided by the Board of Directors, including chairman Paolo Baratta and director Rem Koolhaas, the jury represents experts from a variety of disciplinary fields, from four different continents (Asia, Africa, the Middle East, & Europe). Read on after the break for more on the five appointed jury-members. 

Venice Biennale 2014: Slovenia to Explore the “Culturalization” of Space

00:00 - 27 May, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: Slovenia to Explore the “Culturalization” of Space, Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies; Matija Bevk, Aljoša Dekleva, Tina Gregorič, Rok Oman, Vasa J. Perović, Jurij Sadar, Špela Videčnik, Boštjan Vuga, 2012, Photographer: Tomaž Maček. Image © KSEVT
Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies; Matija Bevk, Aljoša Dekleva, Tina Gregorič, Rok Oman, Vasa J. Perović, Jurij Sadar, Špela Videčnik, Boštjan Vuga, 2012, Photographer: Tomaž Maček. Image © KSEVT

Delving into the fundamentals of architecture by researching the work of Slovene engineer Herman Potočnik Noordung, the pioneer of space architecture, the Pavilion of Slovenia at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale will explore concepts of “space culturalization.” Curated by the Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT), The Problem of Space Travel - Supre:Architecture will parallel solutions from Science and Technology with the Arts and Humanities as a means of envisioning contemporary options for appropriating space.  

The curatorial statement and more information, after the break...

Art’otel / ADP Architects

01:00 - 27 May, 2014
Art’otel / ADP Architects, © Gerard van Beek
© Gerard van Beek
  • Architects

  • Location

    Prins Hendrikkade 33, 1012 TM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Wim Woensdregt, Erikjan Cuperus
  • Interior Architecture

    Digital Space
  • Area

    6500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Gerard van Beek © Gerard van Beek © Gerard van Beek © Gerard van Beek +22

Tectonic Landscape / HG-A | LIVE COMPONENTS

01:00 - 27 May, 2014
Tectonic Landscape / HG-A | LIVE COMPONENTS  , © Kyungsub Shin
© Kyungsub Shin

© Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin +18

Folding Wall House / NHA DAN ARCHITECT

01:00 - 27 May, 2014
Folding Wall House / NHA DAN ARCHITECT, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Nguyen Dinh Gioi
  • Area

    104.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki +39

Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility / Selldorf Architects

01:00 - 27 May, 2014
Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility / Selldorf Architects, © Nikolas Koenig
© Nikolas Koenig

© Marc Lins © Jonathan Chesley © Nikolas Koenig © Nikolas Koenig +19