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Westgate Residence / Kurt Krueger Architect

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Time House / LADAA

  • Architects: LADAA
  • Location: Vilamarxant, Valencia, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: Sergio Adelantado, Sara López Blanco
  • Construction Company: Construciones Nideker
  • Area: 550.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Courtesy of LADAA

Courtesy of LADAA Courtesy of LADAA Courtesy of LADAA Courtesy of LADAA

Belmont Community Rehabilitation Centre / Billard Leece Partnership

© Tony Miller
© Tony Miller

© Tony Miller © Tony Miller © Tony Miller © Tony Miller

In Tokyo, A Vertical Farm Inside and Out

As young people migrate to cities in ever growing numbers, so grows the concern for the future of agriculture. Prototypes for urban/vertical farms have been developed and, considering projected urban growth, seem a likely forecast for our future.

In the offices of Pasona, the future has already arrived. The Tokyo based recruitment agency has dedicated 20% of their 215,000 square foot office to growing fresh vegetables, making it the largest urban farm in Japan.

Novancia Business School / AS.Architecture Studio

  • Architects: AS.Architecture Studio
  • Location: 3 Rue Armand Moisant, 75015 Paris, France
  • Engineering: Arcoba
  • Quantity Surveyor: Eco Cités
  • Environmental Approach: Eco Cités
  • Acoustics: Acoustique Vivié
  • Area: 17721.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Georges Fessy, Takuji Shimmura

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Event TAG DF / AT 103

Control no control - Iregular. Image © Jose Manuel Espinola
Control no control - Iregular. Image © Jose Manuel Espinola
  • Architecture: AT 103
  • Location: Hipódromo de las Américas, Avenida Industria Militar S/N, Residencial Militar, Miguel Hidalgo, 11600 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Producer: Tania Esparza
  • Digital curator: Damián Romero
  • Project Manager: Jorge Parraga
  • Year: 2013
  • Photography: Jose Manuel Espinola, Sarai Chazaro, Cortesia de AT 103, Zony Maya

© Jose Manuel Espinola Control no control - Iregular. Image © Jose Manuel Espinola © Sarai Chazaro Courtesy of AT 103

"The Architecture of Regionalism in the Age of Globalization" Symposium

Clemson School of Architecture will host a symposium on "The Architecture of Regionalism in the Age of Globalization", with Alexander Tzonis, Liane Lefaivre, Marlon Blackwell, Merrill Elam, and Frank Harmon, on Friday, October 18, 2013. The symposium celebrates the school's centennial.

A Delightfully Candid Interview with Chicago's Lifetime Achievement Winner: Stanley Tigerman

Stanley Tigerman, an outspoken force on the Chicago architecture scene, was recently bestowed (much to his amazement) AIA Chicago's highest honour: the Lifetime Achievement Award. "I’ve done some damage to them and I’m aware of it. I’ve challenged them..." he explains to Meg Graham of Chicago Grid. "So that they then turn around in a way and turn the other cheek and give me this award does not go unnoticed by me. And I’m thrilled by it." You can find the full, wonderfully entertaining interview, in which he discusses the award, keeping up in a digital world, and getting older (without becoming "ridiculous"),here

Is there a Future for India's Stepwells?

Tourists in India dutifully make the rounds, visiting the spectacular temples, palaces, and forts the country has to offer. But, even when they're practically under their feet, people often forget about stepwells, the massive subterranean (up to ten stories) structures that dot the Indian landscape. 

As this video explains, stepwells, first constructed around 300 CE, were born out of a need to dependably collect and store water. They boast highly complex circulation and ornamentation, and over the years have evolved to function also as community centres and temples. But, as architecture journalist Victoria Lautman has pointed out, with the spread of industrialisation and drought (not to mention widespread demolition), stepwells are slowly becoming derelict. 

The Never-Before-Seen Interviews from Helvetica/Objectified/Urbanized

In his three-part documentary series, composed of the films Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized, Gary Hustwit explored the effect that design has on our everyday life. However, in the process of making these documentaries, he only used about 3% of the interview footage he collected. Now he has launched a kickstarter campaign to fund a book that will make his 100 hours of interview footage available in its entirety. Click here to back his project and make this book a reality.

Festival Des Architectures Vives 2014 Call for Submissions

For this new edition of the Festival Des Architectures Vives, two calls for submissions are proposed. Using the theme 'Sensuality', the association Champ Libre sends a call for submissions in order to realize 10 interventions in the Montpellier Festival, and/or 7 interventions in the La Grande Motte Festival.

Hotel Aitana IJdock / Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker

  • Architects: Bakers Architecten, Ben Loerakker
  • Location: IJdock, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Design Team: Jan Bakers, Martijn Boer, Remko Verkaar, Frank Stahl, Erik Feenstra, Anna Alegre
  • Interior Architect: Tomás Alía
  • Master Plan: Dick van Gameren en Bjarne Mastenbroek
  • Interior Architect Restaurant: Bakers Architecten
  • Tenant Hotel: Room Mate Hotels
  • Tenant Restaurant: Vitam BV
  • Area: 18400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: John Lewis Marshall, Frank Stahl

© Frank Stahl © Courtesy of Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker © Courtesy of Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker © Courtesy of Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker

How Vienna Designs Gender Equality Into the City Itself

An interesting article in The Atlantic Cities reveals the ideas behind "gender mainstreaming" in Vienna, a policy that began in the early 1990s and has had a huge effect on the past two decades of city planning there. Initially intended specifically to make the city more livable for women, the principles have proven so successful that they now form a part of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme's best practices. You can read the full article here.

JustK / Amunt Architekten Martenson und Nagel Theissen

© Brigida Gonzalez
© Brigida Gonzalez

© Brigida Gonzalez © Brigida Gonzalez © Brigida Gonzalez © Brigida Gonzalez

Between the Buildings of Historic Amsterdam, An Urban Intervention

Amsterdam's famous canal district celebrated its 400th birthday this year. And though the district has grown and evolved throughout the centuries, now, more than ever before, this UNESCO World Heritage site is struggling with how to ensure the past doesn't hold a vice-like grip on its future.

For Jarrik Ouburg, an Amsterdam architect, the problem was more specific: in such a historic district, how do you keep urban transformations from slowing to a stop? This question eventually led him to his ongoing project, “Tussen-ruimte.”  Tussen-ruimte (Dutch for ‘between space’) installs pieces of contemporary art and architecture in the hidden alleys and courtyards that have formed over years of building in the canal district.

AD Classics: Prentice Women's Hospital / Bertrand Goldberg

Hospital buildings, with their high standards of hygiene and efficiency, are a restrictive brief for architects, who all too often end up designing uninspiring corridors of patient rooms constructed from a limited palette of materials. However, this was not the case in Bertrand Goldberg's 1975 Prentice Women's Hospital. The hospital is the best example of a series of Goldberg-designed medical facilities, which all adhere to a similar form: a tower containing rooms for patient care, placed atop a rectilinear plinth containing the hospital's other functions.

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Plaza del Servicio a la Patria / La Metropolitana

  • Architects: La Metropolitana
  • Location: Campo Militar Marte, Paseo de La Reforma, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge: Santiago Itzcoatl
  • Concept and Architecture: Memorial: Rodrigo Escobedo, Alejandro Gutiérrez, Mauricio Guerrero, Luis David Arredondo, Santiago Itzcoatl
  • Construction: Mauricio Ceballos, Marco Antonio Severino - TallerA
  • Structural Engineering: MUCAR
  • Collaborators: Adriel Macedo, Fernando Bueno, Renata Prieto, María Montiel, Mariana Alfaro, Tania Álvarez, Elena Cruz, Miriam Tochijara, Francisco Montellano, RANDOM Interactive, NUTS, Iván Abreu, Eduardo H. Obieta, Andrés Palma
  • Area: 49406.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Luis Guerrero, Fernando Cordero, Courtesy of Adriel Macedo

© Luis Guerrero © Luis Guerrero © Fernando Cordero © Fernando Cordero