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Louis Vuitton Matsuya Ginza Facade Renewal / Jun Aoki & Associates

01:00 - 14 October, 2014
Louis Vuitton Matsuya Ginza Facade Renewal / Jun Aoki & Associates, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano +10

MM House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos

01:00 - 14 October, 2014
MM House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos , © Marcos García
© Marcos García

© Marcos García © Marcos García © Marcos García © Marcos García +16

Villa Krona / Helin & Co Architects

01:00 - 14 October, 2014
Villa Krona / Helin & Co Architects, © Pekka Helin
© Pekka Helin

© Pekka Helin © Pekka Helin © Pekka Helin © Pekka Helin +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kimitoön, 25710 Kimitoön, Finland
  • Architect in Charge

    Pekka Helin, Ritva Mannersuo
  • Area

    152.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Subtle Modernization of 1950´s Apartment in São Paulo / 23SUL Arquitetura

01:00 - 13 October, 2014
Subtle Modernization of 1950´s Apartment in São Paulo / 23SUL Arquitetura, © Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

CASA SOL / atelier data

01:00 - 13 October, 2014
CASA SOL / atelier data, © Mercês Tomaz Gomes
© Mercês Tomaz Gomes

© Mercês Tomaz Gomes © Mercês Tomaz Gomes © Mercês Tomaz Gomes © Mercês Tomaz Gomes +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vilamoura, 8125-507 Quarteira, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Filipe Vogt Rodrigues, Inês Maia Vicente, Marta Mateus Frazão
  • Design Team

    Filipe Rodrigues, Inês Vicente, Marta Frazão, Emmanuel Novo
  • Area

    314.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

The Pine Crest Residence / Vin Varavarn Architects

01:00 - 13 October, 2014
The Pine Crest Residence / Vin Varavarn Architects, © Spaceshift Studio
© Spaceshift Studio

© Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio +31

AD Round Up: Canadian Architecture to Be Thankful For

00:00 - 13 October, 2014
AD Round Up: Canadian Architecture to Be Thankful For, The Crystal, extension to the Royal Ontario Museum by Studio Daniel Libeskind. Image © Andrew Rowat
The Crystal, extension to the Royal Ontario Museum by Studio Daniel Libeskind. Image © Andrew Rowat

Today marks Canadian Thanksgiving, and to celebrate the occasion we've rounded up some of Canada's best architecture. Our five selections represent five Canadian cities, each with a unique architectural sensibility. We begin in Toronto with the Royal Ontario Museum addition by Studio Daniel Libeskind, a striking intervention using prisms of glass and steel fused to a 102-year-old museum structure; next we go to Montréal for Habitat 67 by Moshe Safdie, an interlocking modular housing project designed for the World Exposition of 1967; to Calgary for Santiago Calatrava's understated Peace Bridge, a stunning glass-encased red lightning bolt spanning the city's widest waterway; then to Winnipeg's Old Market Square Stage by emerging firm 5468796 Architecture, a chameleonic performance space wrapped by a mesh curtain of steel cubes; and finally to the outskirts of Vancouver for the Richmond Olympic Oval, a masterpiece of engineering and the centre of attention during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Enjoy, eh.

Glasgow School of Art Begins Search for Restoration Architect

00:00 - 13 October, 2014
Glasgow School of Art Begins Search for Restoration Architect, © Gordon Hawes Via The Mac Photographic Archive
© Gordon Hawes Via The Mac Photographic Archive

To repair the damage caused by May's devastating fire, the Glasgow School of Art is searching for a team to carry out the restoration of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's celebrated building. Following the overwhelming public support for restoration instead of a contemporary reinterpretation, the selected team will be required to return the building to its original condition over a predicted construction period of five years. More on the restoration after the break.

Fondation Louis Vuitton / Gehry Partners

00:00 - 13 October, 2014
Fondation Louis Vuitton / Gehry Partners, ©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Todd Eberle © Todd Eberle © Todd Eberle © Todd Eberle +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bois de Boulogne, 75016 Paris, France
  • Design Partner

    Frank Gehry
  • Area

    11700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Iwan Baan, Todd Eberle, Courtesy of L'Observatoire International

Highlands Branch Library / schmidt hammer lassen architects + Marshall Tittemore Architects

01:00 - 13 October, 2014
Highlands Branch Library / schmidt hammer lassen architects + Marshall Tittemore Architects, © Merle Prosofsky Photography
© Merle Prosofsky Photography

© Merle Prosofsky Photography © Merle Prosofsky Photography © Merle Prosofsky Photography © Merle Prosofsky Photography +8

Australian Garden Shelters / BKK Architects

01:00 - 13 October, 2014
Australian Garden Shelters / BKK Architects, © John Gollings
© John Gollings

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Cranbourne VIC 3977, Australia
  • Design Team

    Tim Black, Julian Kosloff, Simon Knott, Adi Atic
  • Area

    228.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Vigoss R & D / Zemberek Design Office

01:00 - 13 October, 2014
Vigoss R & D / Zemberek Design Office, © Şafak Emrence
© Şafak Emrence

© Şafak Emrence © Şafak Emrence © Şafak Emrence © Şafak Emrence +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Güneşli Kavşağı, 34200 Istanbul/Istanbul Province, Turkey
  • Design Team

    Başak Emrence, Şafak Emrence, Ece Ilgın Avcı
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

How Venezuela’s Espacios de Paz Project is Transforming Community Spaces

00:00 - 13 October, 2014
Petare, La Y 5 de Julio  / Caracas [TXP Todo por La Praxis + PGRC + Pico Estudio]. Image Courtesy of PICO Estudio
Petare, La Y 5 de Julio / Caracas [TXP Todo por La Praxis + PGRC + Pico Estudio]. Image Courtesy of PICO Estudio

The Espacios de Paz (Spaces for Peace) project in Venezuela is turning “zones of danger” into “zones of peace” through participatory design in violent areas of the country. Led by Venezuelan firm PICO Estudio, Espacios de Paz was a six-week long workshop that involved five groups of architects from both Venezuela as well as internationally. Each group focused on developing a project in a community with a high presence of violence. By transforming unused spaces such as empty plots and unregulated landfill areas, the projects sought to create “social dynamics that invite new ways of living in communities, transforming categories that rule the daily life: the use of time and space.” Community involvement in project development was also key to the Espacios de Paz initiative, which sought to  create “a space built not only "for" the community but "by" the community.”

Read on after the break to see the projects that were implemented…

Li Xiaodong Wins The Inaugural Moriyama RAIC International Prize

01:00 - 13 October, 2014
Li Xiaodong Wins The Inaugural Moriyama RAIC International Prize, The Liyuan Library. Image Courtesy of RAIC / Li Xiaodong Studio
The Liyuan Library. Image Courtesy of RAIC / Li Xiaodong Studio

The Royal Architecture Institute of Canada (RAIC) have announced that Li Xiaodong has been awarded the inaugural Moriyama International Prize, named after esteemed Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama. The prize, which comes with a monetary value of CAD$100,000, has been established to recognise buildings that are judged to be "transformative, inspired as well as inspiring, and emblematic of the human values of respect and inclusiveness."

The jury deliberated projects submitted from nine countries: Canada, China, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom and Tajikistan. According to the citation, the jury was "impressed by the breadth of international interest in the prize and encouraged by the high level of engagement with the aims and objectives of the program revealed in the submissions." The prize is open to all architects irrespective of nationality and location and seeks to recognise a single work of architecture (as opposed to a life’s work), celebrating buildings in use.

The Liyuan Library. Image Courtesy of RAIC / Li Xiaodong Studio The Liyuan Library. Image Courtesy of RAIC / Li Xiaodong Studio The Liyuan Library. Image Courtesy of RAIC / Li Xiaodong Studio The Liyuan Library - Interior. Image Courtesy of RAIC / Li Xiaodong Studio +12

A Walk Along the Bayou: An Award-Winning Proposal Aims to Reinvent Houston’s River

01:00 - 13 October, 2014
02 Mile Aerial Perspective - Downtown. Image Courtesy of UH College of Architecture
02 Mile Aerial Perspective - Downtown. Image Courtesy of UH College of Architecture

Nearly 9,000 kilometers separate Venice, Italy from Houston, Texas, and yet, both cities are bound by a simple connection: the coexistence of the urban fabric with the waterfront. This connection was brought to life this summer through The University of Houston’s exhibition at the Venice Architectural Biennale's Time Space Existence Event: RISKY HABIT[AT]: DYNAMIC LIVING ON THE BUFFALO BAYOU. Awarded  the Global Art Affairs Foundation (GAAF) Award for Best Exhibition, the exhibition showcased the complexities and potential of the city's relationship with its waterfront. To better understand Houston’s waterfront and the changing relationship between the city and its river we visited the site ourselves. Read after the break to see what it’s like to talk a walk along the Bayou, and to find out what the Houston river project can learn from similar undertakings in Chicago, Des Moines, and Newark.

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AIA New York Honors Rebuild By Design With Its Community Development Award

00:00 - 13 October, 2014
AIA New York Honors Rebuild By Design With Its Community Development Award, The BIG U, by BIG. Image Courtesy of rebuildbydesign.org
The BIG U, by BIG. Image Courtesy of rebuildbydesign.org

The New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has awarded its 2014 Community Development Award to the Rebuild by Design competition organized by President Obama's Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force. The results of the competition were announced in June this year, with six schemes, including proposals by BIG and OMA awarded a total of $920 million to repair the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy and improve the resilience of the coastline in the region.

More on the award after the break

AD Interviews: Nanne de Ru / Powerhouse

01:00 - 13 October, 2014

At the ARKIMEET event in Istanbul, Turkey, we had the chance to catch up with Nanne de Ru, a co-founder of Powerhouse Company and the current director at The Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture.  

“I think architectural thinking is quite often about how to manage complexity,  how to manage the complexity of different stakeholders -- an architect is a mediator between those different demands.  And politics operates quite often in similar ways,” he said on the connection between architecture and politics. “I think what politics and architecture have in common is the need for strategy and for thinking and to design strategies."

Check out some of Powerhouse Company’s designs below and watch the full video above to see what else de Ru has to say about politics, empathy and education in architecture. 

AD Interviews: Nanne de Ru / Powerhouse AD Interviews: Nanne de Ru / Powerhouse AD Interviews: Nanne de Ru / Powerhouse AD Interviews: Nanne de Ru / Powerhouse +5

Beijing No.4 High School Fangshan Campus / OPEN Architecture

01:00 - 13 October, 2014
Beijing No.4 High School Fangshan Campus / OPEN Architecture, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

© Su Shengliang © Xia Zhi © Su Shengliang © Xia Zhi +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Changyang, Fangshan, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Li Hu, Huang Wenjing
  • Project Architect

    Daijiro Nakayama
  • Area

    57773.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs