TED Talk: 10 Reasons that Future Cities Will Float

00:00 - 7 March, 2014

In his talk at TEDx Vilnius, Koen Olthuis compares the cities of today with those at the turn of the 20th century: "cities are not full, we just have to search for new space... they made elevators and built a vertical city. We have to do exactly the same, but our generation has to look at water." With that in mind he looks at the top 10 reasons that floating cities are becoming a more popular idea, including: they provide solutions for topical issues such as flooding and sustainability; they can be used as 'plug in' travelling global amenities, useful for things like Olympic Stadiums; or could even allow us to rearrange urban areas.

VIDEO: Henning Larsen Architects on Building Ambitions for Society

00:00 - 7 March, 2014

From Henning Larsen Architects. "Architecture is the opposite of the coca-cola-principle," says Louis Becker, director of Henning Larsen Architects, in this interview with Louisiana Channel. He continues by explaining that architecture is, first and foremost, about seeing things grow. With architecture your dreams become physical: “We are building our ambitions for society.” If architecture was separate from life and society, it would be an uninteresting form and space. The inside of a building must have a relation to the outside; there has to be a dialogue between the life and hope inside, and the city as a whole.

Architecture is also a merger of cultures and ideas. Scandinavian ideas of transparency, democracy and equal access affect the way Henning Larsen Architects approaches architecture. But, at the same time, it is very important to think of what is necessary in the nature, culture and climate that you are working with. "When two different ways of seeing the world meet, that's when something interesting happens."

In this video, Becker explains these ideas in relation to two very different projects, one in Saudia Arabia and The Harpa Concert Hall in Reyjavik, Iceland (which was made in collaboration with artist Olafur Eliasson and won the prestigious Mies van der Rohe award in 2013).

Round Mountain House / deMx architecture

01:00 - 7 March, 2014
© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

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Glen Oaks Branch Library / Marble Fairbanks

01:00 - 7 March, 2014
© Eduard Hueber
© Eduard Hueber
  • Architects

  • Location

    256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks, NY 11004, USA
  • Area

    18000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Eduard Hueber

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2014 Pritzker Prize to be Announced March 24th

00:00 - 7 March, 2014

We've just learned that the Pritzker Prize will be announced on Monday, March 24 at 5pm EDT. This prize -- architecture's most prestigious -- has been awarded annually since 1979. Past winners include Philip Johnson, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Oscar Niemeyer and Norman Foster (full list). You can see ArchDaily's coverage of the prize here. Stay tuned for the latest updates on this year's winner. Who do you think deserves to win?

Generator Berlin Mitte / Ester Bruzkus + DesignAgency

01:00 - 7 March, 2014
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© Nikolas Koenig

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AIANY Announces 2014 Design Award Winners

00:00 - 7 March, 2014
Campbell Sports Center - Columbia University (New York, NY) / Steven Holl Architects © Iwan Baan
Campbell Sports Center - Columbia University (New York, NY) / Steven Holl Architects © Iwan Baan

The American Institute of Architects’ New York Chapter has announced the 2014 Design Award winners. Selected from nearly 400 submissions, the 35 awardees were commended for their “design quality, response to context and community, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique.” Of the 35 awards conferred, 13 received Honor Award Medals. The winners, after the break...

The Black Barn / Arhitektura d.o.o.

01:00 - 7 March, 2014
© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

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Apartment Renovation in Moscow / Vladimir Malashonok

01:00 - 7 March, 2014
Courtesy of Vladimir Malashonok
Courtesy of Vladimir Malashonok
  • Architects

    Vladimir Malashonok
  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Area

    115.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Vladimir Malashonok

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Taipei Flower Wholesale Market, Taiwan International Flower Trade Center Small Site For Plant Market. / H.P. Chueh Architects & Planners

01:00 - 7 March, 2014
© Jane Kung
© Jane Kung

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Seona Reid Building / Steven Holl Architects

01:00 - 7 March, 2014
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© Iwan Baan

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Why Was Patty Hopkins Photoshopped Out of This Image?

00:00 - 7 March, 2014

Architect's Journal has reported on an embarrassing - and controversial - fumble from the BBC. Not only has the media outlet been criticized for "largely ignoring women architects in its series The Brits Who Built the Modern World," but it's now come under fire for an image (appearing at the beginning of episode 3) in which Patty Hopkins is photoshopped out of a group that includes her husband Michael Hopkins, Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Nicholas Grimshaw, and Terry Farrell.

The six architects are featured in RIBA's tie-in-exhibition; however, as the series chose to focus on the five male architects, the photographer removed Ms. Hopkins from the shot (unbeknownst to the BBC).

Lucy Mori of KL Mori Business Consulting for Architects told Architect's Journal: ‘I am shocked that women’s contribution to architecture has again been “airbrushed” from this populist history programme."

San Cayetano Mountain Residence / Paul Weiner | DesignBuild Collaborative

01:00 - 7 March, 2014
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© Liam Frederick Photography

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William McDonough Designs Ultra "Clean" Manufacturing Facility for Method

01:00 - 7 March, 2014
© William McDonough + Partners
© William McDonough + Partners

William McDonough + Partners has been selected to design Method’s first U.S. manufacturing facility on a brownfield site in Chicago’s historic Pullman community. The company, known for producing environmentally conscious cleaning products, commissioned McDonough to design an ultra clean, LEED Platinum facility constructed from Cradle to Cradle Certified materials and powered entirely by renewable energy. 

Drake's / Hawkins\Brown Architects

01:00 - 7 March, 2014
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© Tim Crocker

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177 Social Housing In Vitoria / Matos-Castillo Arquitectos

01:00 - 6 March, 2014
© Hisao Suzuki
© Hisao Suzuki
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bulevar de Salburua Kalea, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Beatriz Matos Castaño, Alberto Martínez Castillo
  • Area

    32470.0 m2
  • Year

    2007
  • Photographs

    Hisao Suzuki

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Think Space Launches Latest Competition: Environment / Subtraction

01:00 - 6 March, 2014
Courtesy of Think Space
Courtesy of Think Space

Think Space has launched their latest competition in its MONEY cycle: Environment / Subtraction. The competition will be jurored by architect, urbanist, writer, and teacher Keller Easterling. Complete press release on the competition after the break.

Restoration and adaptation of a 16th century Chapel in Brihuega / Adam Bresnick

01:00 - 6 March, 2014
© Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons

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