Austin / Smart Design Studio

01:00 - 14 March, 2014
Courtesy of Smart Design Studio
Courtesy of Smart Design Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    632 Bourke Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
  • Design Team

    William Smart, Glenn O’loughlin, Kirstin Lynam, Zig Peshos, Richard Storey, Troy Melville
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Smart Design Studio

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Cultural Center in Katowice / Rafal Mazur

01:00 - 14 March, 2014
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Krzyżowa 1, 40-111 Katowice, Poland
  • Design Team

    Rafal Mazur, Antonina Zygmunt, Piotr Glowacki, Krzysztof Mazanek, Marta Sacha
  • Area

    1275.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Joanna Nowicka

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London's Impending Tall Building Boom

00:00 - 14 March, 2014
Central London as it will look when all current projects are completed.. Image Courtesy of CPAT / Hayes Davidson / Jason Hawkes
Central London as it will look when all current projects are completed.. Image Courtesy of CPAT / Hayes Davidson / Jason Hawkes

In a study of all development plans in London, the think tank New London Architecture has found that at least 236 buildings over 20 stories are currently either under construction, approved or awaiting approval in the capital - with over 80% of these projects yet to break ground.

The study, created to support an exhibition by NLA called "London's Growing... Up!," found that 80% of the new towers will be residential, and that the areas of greatest activity were in Central and Eastern areas of London, with 77% of these tall buildings in the City of London or the Boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Lambeth, Greenwich, Newham and Southwark.

Read on for more results of, and reactions to, the study...

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Taps Selldorf to Design Expansion

00:00 - 14 March, 2014
La Jolla branch of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Image © Flickr CC User Kansas Sebastian
La Jolla branch of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Image © Flickr CC User Kansas Sebastian

New York-based Selldorf Architects has been summoned to the West Coast to design an expansion that will triple the size of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s (MCASD) campus in La Jolla. Chosen after a competitive country-wide search, Selldorf is expected to add an addition 20,000 square feet of exhibition space, which will provide opportunities for temporary exhibitions and large scale installations, as well as house the museum’s 4,571-piece permanent collection. 

The Re-wrapped House / A D LAB

01:00 - 14 March, 2014
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© Edward Hendricks

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HASSELL Wins Competition to Construct Landmark Tower in Sydney

19:37 - 13 March, 2014
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Courtesy of HASSELL

Australian firm HASSELL has been announced as the winner of an international design competition for 60 Martin Place, an office tower at the heart of the city's business precinct. The "environmentally sound" tower will replace an existing 1970s complex slated for demolition in early 2016, with construction anticipated to commence in early 2019.

Learn more about the project and view selected images after the break.

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Cristal House / Gómez De La Torre & Guerrero

01:00 - 13 March, 2014
Courtesy of Gómez De La Torre & Guerrero
Courtesy of Gómez De La Torre & Guerrero
  • Architects

  • Location

    Playa Señoritas, Peru
  • Project Architects

    María Del Carmen Guerrero Yábar , Enrique Gomez De La Torre
  • Project Area

    504.0 m2
  • Photography

    Courtesy of Gómez De La Torre & Guerrero

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New building for “El Redin” school in Pamplona / Otxotorena Arquitectos

01:00 - 13 March, 2014
© Rubén Pérez Bescós
© Rubén Pérez Bescós
  • Architects

  • Location

    Pamplona, Navarre, Spain
  • Project Architect

    Juan M. Otxotorena Elizegi
  • Collaborator

    Gloria Herrera Damas
  • Project Area

    1478.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Rubén Pérez Bescós, José Manuel Cutillas

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Venice Biennale 2014: Turkey to Explore "Places of Memory" in Istanbul

00:00 - 13 March, 2014
Places of Memory / Hafiza Mekanlari. Image © Ali Taptik
Places of Memory / Hafiza Mekanlari. Image © Ali Taptik

The İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Art (İKSV) has announced Turkey’s first-ever participation in the Venice Architecture Biennale: “Places of Memory.” Comprised of the work of five contemporary Turkish artists, and curated by architect Murat Tabanlıoğlu, the pavilion will aim to illustrate how a variety of 20th century architectural styles eventually evolved into a singe style throughout most of the contemporary world. 

IIDA Names Recipients of 41st Interior Design Competition

00:00 - 13 March, 2014
Spa in Mallorca; Porto Cristo, Spain / A2 arquitectos
Spa in Mallorca; Porto Cristo, Spain / A2 arquitectos

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) has named winners of its 41st Interior Design competition, celebrating “outstanding and innovative” interior design “that encourages new ideas and techniques.” In addition to this, the IIDA announced the  22nd winner of its annual Will Ching competition, which recognizes “originality and excellence in commercial design from firms with five or fewer employees.” Preview all the winners, after the break. 

Social Housing in Terrassa / TAC Arquitectes

01:00 - 13 March, 2014
© José Hevia
© José Hevia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carretera de Rellinars, 08225 Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Eduard Gascón, Jordi Roig
  • Project Area

    9367.0 m2
  • Photography

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Abedian School of Architecture Lecture Series 2014

00:00 - 13 March, 2014

The Abedian School of Architecture at Bond University released their complete lecture series for 2014. The cycle began in January and had its formal opening on February 8 with Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham, who designed the building. It will continue throughout the year with lectures by Kristen Whittle, John Wardle, Paul Minifie, Dagmar Reindhart, Lindsay and Kerry Clare, and finally Andrew Kudless on November 20. 

House in La Jolla / Metropolis

01:00 - 13 March, 2014
© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
  • Architects

  • Location

    Peru
  • Project Architect

    José Orrego Herrera
  • Project Area

    570.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photography

© Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano +24

Abanico House / Cynthia Seinfeld Lemlig

01:00 - 13 March, 2014
© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano

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Health Center In San Juan / Francisco Mangado

01:00 - 13 March, 2014
© Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

Venice Biennale 2014: Israel Explores The Urburb, a Neither Urban nor Suburban Landscape

00:00 - 13 March, 2014
New neighbourhoods in Netanya. Image © Itamar Grinberg / The Israeli Pavilion 2014
New neighbourhoods in Netanya. Image © Itamar Grinberg / The Israeli Pavilion 2014

Neither urban nor suburban, the Urburb is a fragmented mosaic of one hundred years of modernist planning in Israel: early twentieth century garden-cities, mid-century social housing and generic, high-rise residential typologies of the past two decades. These residential mutations dominate the contemporary Israeli landscape, expanding and replacing existing textures, in an endless, repetitive cycle.

MAD's Ma Yansong Named 2014 Young Global Leader

00:00 - 13 March, 2014
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© ArchDaily

Ma Yansong, founder of MAD, has been named the 2014 Young Global Leader. The award, bestowed each year by the World Economic Forum (WEF), aims to "recognize the most distinguished leaders under the age of 40, nominated from around the world." Winning the title from a collection of 214 young leaders from 66 countries, Yansong is the first Chinese architect to be awarded this honour. According to the WEF, Yansong "commits himself to exploring the future of architecture by combining the city density, function, and the spirit of Shanshui, to reconnect the emotional link between human and nature." Watch our interview with Ma Yansong here.

Ultra-Ruin / Marco Casagrande

01:00 - 13 March, 2014
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