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House Riihi / OOPEAA

01:00 - 12 August, 2014
House Riihi / OOPEAA, © Jussi Tiainen
© Jussi Tiainen
  • Architects

  • Location

    62900 Alajärvi, Finland
  • Architect in Charge

    Anssi Lassila
  • Project Architect

    Jussi-Pekka Vesala
  • Design Team

    Iida Hedberg, Hanna-Kaarina Heikkilä, Tommi Heinonen, Juha Pakkala
  • Area

    479.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Jussi Tiainen © Jussi Tiainen © Jussi Tiainen © Jussi Tiainen +34

Does Australia Need More Design Competitions?

01:00 - 12 August, 2014
Does Australia Need More Design Competitions? , © Flickr - User: Jong Soo (Peter) Lee
© Flickr - User: Jong Soo (Peter) Lee

Architecture competitions offer an opportunity for architects to launch their careers, and in some cases generate unexpected designs in the process. Many iconic works of architecture, including the famous Sydney Opera House, were the result of open design competitions - but do architecture competitions today maintain the influence they might have had in the past? While critics in the United States have recently argued that it could be time to quit competitions, Donald Bates argues that Australians should be organizing more. In his article on The Conversation, Bates discusses the state of design competitions in Australia, and why we should take another look. Read the full article here.

Joseph Rykwert among the Winners of the 2014 UIA Prizes

00:00 - 12 August, 2014
Joseph Rykwert among the Winners of the 2014 UIA Prizes, © Pawel MazurI CC Krakow
© Pawel MazurI CC Krakow

At the UIA World Congress last week, Joseph Rykwert was awarded the Jean Tschumi Prize for his work in architectural criticism and teaching over the past six decades. The prize adds to a fantastic year for Rykwert in which he received the RIBA Gold Medal and was awarded a CBE by the Queen. Read on after the break for all the winners of the 2014 UIA Prizes.

Parking Garage Project / Studio di Architettura

01:00 - 12 August, 2014
Parking Garage Project  / Studio di Architettura, Courtesy of Studio di Architettura
Courtesy of Studio di Architettura
  • Architects

  • Location

    East Hanover, NJ, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Francesco Porsia, with Georg Krüger
  • Area

    633000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Studio di Architettura

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Capital One Lab / Studio O+A

01:00 - 12 August, 2014
© Jasper Sanidad
© Jasper Sanidad
  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Project Team

    Primo Orpilla, Denise Cherry, Verda Alexander, Perry Stephney, Clem Soga, Chris Lindes, Oren Aks, Alma Lopez, Kroeun Dav, Alfred Socias, Justin Ackerman, Sarah Dziuba, Chase Lunt, Jeorge Jordan, Elizabeth Guerrero, Holly Hursley
  • Area

    3500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad +12

Fortune Plaza / P&T Group

01:00 - 11 August, 2014
Fortune Plaza / P&T Group, Courtesy of P&T Group
Courtesy of P&T Group

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In Novels, A Character Flaw

01:00 - 11 August, 2014
In Novels, A Character Flaw, Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead
Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead

Architects are woefully underrepresented in literature. According to Jay Wickersham, author of this article originally published in Architecture Boston, there are very few books that accurately portray designers without sensationalizing or glossing over their craft. He does, however, point us towards some exceptions: works of fiction that come close to grasping what the study and practice of architecture is all about. Read the full article, along with these recommendations, after the break.

Engine Company 16 FireHouse / DLR Group

01:00 - 11 August, 2014
Engine Company 16 FireHouse / DLR Group, Courtesy of DLR Group
Courtesy of DLR Group
  • Architects

  • Location

    3901 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60653, USA
  • Area

    20000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of DLR Group

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KPF's Lotte World Tower Jeopardized by Mysterious Sinkholes

00:00 - 11 August, 2014
KPF's Lotte World Tower Jeopardized by Mysterious Sinkholes, Courtesy of DBOX Branding & Creative for KPF
Courtesy of DBOX Branding & Creative for KPF

Construction is well underway for KPF's Lotte World Tower in Seoul, however the mysterious appearance of sinkholes in the surrounding area - as reported by CNN - has brought on a slew of safety concerns. Authorities have been unable to determine the cause of the sinkholes which have appeared in a number of locations around Seoul's Songpa District, although they have ruled out sewerage as a possibility. To learn more about the bizarre phenomenon putting the 123-story tower under scrutiny, click here.

Images Leaked of Major Development at Toronto's Union Station

00:00 - 11 August, 2014
Images Leaked of Major Development at Toronto's Union Station, Looking Southwest toward the development. Image © Wilkinson Eyre Architects for Hines; via UrbanToronto.ca
Looking Southwest toward the development. Image © Wilkinson Eyre Architects for Hines; via UrbanToronto.ca

Details have been leaked of a major new development on the Southern edge of downtown Toronto, just East of Union Station. The scheme, uncovered by UrbanToronto and its inquisitive users, involves the connection of sites on both sides of the railway tracks, and will include three towers and a pedestrian bridge featuring a park and retail space. It is understood that Wilkinson Eyre are the architects, after BD confirmed last week that they have recently won a major competition in Toronto.

Read on for more details of the project

Make Architects Reveal Big Data Institute for University of Oxford

01:00 - 11 August, 2014
Make Architects Reveal Big Data Institute for University of Oxford , Northern Aerial View. Image Courtesy of Make Architects, rendering by Caravan Images
Northern Aerial View. Image Courtesy of Make Architects, rendering by Caravan Images

Make Architects have just received planning permission to build a world-class institute devoted to research and processing of health-related data on Oxford University's Old Road Campus. The Big Data Institute (BDI) will be built adjacent to two other Make-designed buildings: The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology and the NDM Research Building. The BDI will be London-based Make Architects' fifth building on Oxford's Old Road Campus.

Wondering what's inside? Find out more after the break.

The Porter School of Environmental Studies / Geotectura + Chen Architects + Axelrod Grobman Architects

01:00 - 11 August, 2014
The Porter School of Environmental Studies / Geotectura + Chen Architects + Axelrod Grobman Architects, © Shai Epstein
© Shai Epstein

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Festival Hall ’Neckarallee’ in Neckartailfingen / Ackermann+Raff

01:00 - 11 August, 2014
Festival Hall ’Neckarallee’ in Neckartailfingen  / Ackermann+Raff, © Thomas Herrmann
© Thomas Herrmann

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2 Hermanos Cabin / WMR Arquitectos

01:00 - 11 August, 2014
2 Hermanos Cabin / WMR Arquitectos, © Sergio Pirrone
© Sergio Pirrone
  • Architects

  • Location

    Matanzas, Navidad, Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region, Chile
  • Area

    50.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone +21

Jerry House / onion + Arisara Chaktranon & Siriyot Chaiamnuay

01:00 - 11 August, 2014
Jerry House / onion + Arisara Chaktranon & Siriyot Chaiamnuay, © Wison Tungthunya
© Wison Tungthunya
  • Architects

  • Interior Designers

    Arisara Chaktranon & Siriyot Chaiamnuay
  • Location

    The Beach Palace, Cha-am, Cha-am District, Phetchaburi, Thailand
  • Area

    435.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya +26

Galvanizing a Legacy: FAT's Final Built Work is Unveiled

01:00 - 11 August, 2014
Galvanizing a Legacy: FAT's Final Built Work is Unveiled, © Dave King / Channel 4 Television
© Dave King / Channel 4 Television

The scaffolding has come down, revealing the first glimpse of FAT's extraordinary A House For Essex. Designed in collaboration with British ceramic artist Grayson Perry and commissioned by Alain de Botton’s alternative holiday rental project Living Architecture, the house will be the final built work that FAT complete. The bejewelled two bedroom dwelling, topped with a shimmering golden copper alloy roof and clad in glinting green and white tiles, sits in the rolling landscape of Essex - Charles Holland (FAT) and Perry’s home county. Adorned with sculptures integrated into a wider narrative that spatially recounts the life of a fictional character called Julie, the barn-like shape, bold colours and decoration has not simply garnered widespread attention but has also captured people’s curiosity.

Find out more about the project in an interview with the architect after the break.

Sculptures by Grayson Perry. Image © FAT/ Living Architecture Section. Image © FAT/ Living Architecture Under Construction (August 2014). Image © Dave King / Channel 4 Television Aerial View. Image © FAT/ Living Architecture +15

LUZ shirokane / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates

01:00 - 11 August, 2014
LUZ shirokane / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates, © Akinobu Kawabe
© Akinobu Kawabe

© Akinobu Kawabe © Akinobu Kawabe © Akinobu Kawabe © Akinobu Kawabe +22

X2 River Kwai / agaligo studio

01:00 - 11 August, 2014
X2 River Kwai / agaligo studio, Courtesy of agaligo studio
Courtesy of agaligo studio

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