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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

ARCHIWINDOW: A Glimpse Through "The Eyes of Architecture"

01:00 - 13 October, 2014
ARCHIWINDOW: A Glimpse Through "The Eyes of Architecture", Courtesy of Federico Babina
Courtesy of Federico Babina

In his latest series, ARCHIWINDOW, Federico Babina draws some inspiration perhaps from the headline exhibition the Venice Biennale, investigating some of the most famous window designs architecture has to offer. Babina simply says it is "a little reflection about architecture and the elements that compose it."

The images reveal how expressive the element of the window can be, as many of the 25 signature designs will be instantly recognizable for die-hard architecture fans, while others may reveal a previously-unrecognized trend in the work of a particular architect.

"The windows are the eyes of architecture. Through the windows enters the light and shadow that creates spaces. The windows invite us to enter the landscape, and are the cracks through which to spy on architecture," writes Babina. "I tried to transform a detail into the protagonist to emphasize its expressive capacity. A single window can open up a world of information. It allows you to lean out to find clues of the stylistic and linguistic aesthetics of architecture."

Take a look at all 25 drawings in the ARCHIWINDOW series after the break. And don’t miss Federico Babina‘s other (very popular) illustration sets: ARTISTECT, ARCHISET, ARCHIMACHINE, ARCHIPORTRAIT, ARCHIST, ARCHIBET and ARCHICINE.

Meri House / Pezo Von Ellrichshausen

01:00 - 13 October, 2014
Meri House / Pezo Von Ellrichshausen, Courtesy of Pezo von Ellrichshausen
Courtesy of Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Courtesy of Pezo von Ellrichshausen Courtesy of Pezo von Ellrichshausen Courtesy of Pezo von Ellrichshausen Courtesy of Pezo von Ellrichshausen +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    La Florida, La Florida, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Mauricio Pezo, Sofia von Ellrichshausen
  • Area

    170.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Cloverdale749 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

01:00 - 13 October, 2014
Cloverdale749 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, © Lawrence Anderson
© Lawrence Anderson

© Lawrence Anderson © Lawrence Anderson © Lawrence Anderson © Lawrence Anderson +16

Women in the Workplace: How Does Architecture Compare?

00:00 - 12 October, 2014
Women in the Workplace: How Does Architecture Compare?, Infographic via FiveThirtyEight
Infographic via FiveThirtyEight

How do architects stack up against other professions on male/female ratio? Recent data on workers in the United States reveals some compelling information on where women are working - and where men hold sway. Construction work leans heavily male, while research and analyst work is led by women. Where does architecture fit on the scale? See the full infographic showing the percentage of men versus women in architecture after the break. 

Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel / AZL Architects

01:00 - 12 October, 2014
Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel / AZL Architects, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Video: Raul Pantaleo Discusses the Port Sudan Paediatric Centre

00:00 - 12 October, 2014

In this video, Raul Pantaleo, co-founder of Italian practice Studio Tamassociati, discusses the award-winning Port Sudan Paediatric Centre, which recently won first prize in the Zumtobel Group Award’s Buildings category. The remote clinic was commissioned by the NGO “Emergency” and is one of the few facilities to provide free care for children in the region.

DEFACED Makes a Stand Against Controversial Demolition of NYC Graffiti Mecca

01:00 - 12 October, 2014
DEFACED Makes a Stand Against Controversial Demolition of NYC Graffiti Mecca, © DEFACED
© DEFACED

Upon the announcement of the imminent demolition of 5 Pointz, the internationally renown graffiti mecca in Long Island City, New York, a group of young designers - Arianna Armelli, Ishaan Kumar, David Sepulveda and Wagdy Moussa - joined together to form DEFACED, "a theoretical project designed to ask the question of whether an organization for the preservation of cultural relics of New York and cities around the world can be formed and implemented." The group focuses on the gentrification of New York City's cityscape and its accompanying sociopolitical issues, along with the protection of cultural landmarks and districts around the world. 

© DEFACED © DEFACED © DEFACED © DEFACED +7

Covering of the Courtyard Carré des Arts in Mons / AgwA + Ney & Partners

01:00 - 12 October, 2014
Covering of the Courtyard Carré des Arts in Mons / AgwA + Ney & Partners, © Marie-Françoise Plissart
© Marie-Françoise Plissart

© Marie-Françoise Plissart © Marie-Françoise Plissart © Marie-Françoise Plissart © Marie-Françoise Plissart +29

The Latest 99% Invisible: Hundertwasser and His Fight Against the Godless Line

00:00 - 12 October, 2014
Hot Springs Village, Bad Blumau, Styria, Austria. Image © Flickr CC User Enrico Carcasci
Hot Springs Village, Bad Blumau, Styria, Austria. Image © Flickr CC User Enrico Carcasci

In the latest episode of his 99% Invisible podcast, Roman Mars digs into the work of lesser-known architect Tausendsassa Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser. Often cited for his colorful and curvilinear forms, his name translates to “Multi-Talented Peace-Filled Rainy Day Dark-Colored Hundred Waters.” In everything from his name to his unusual ideas put forth in manifestos, it is immediately evident that Hundertwasser was no ordinary architect. Listen to the podcast and check out some of Hundertwasser’s works after the break.

Green Citadel, Magdeburg, Germany. Image © Flickr user johnsam Altenrhein Markthalle, AltenRhein, Switzerland. Image © Flickr CC User Peter Visser House in Germany. Image © Flickr CC User Andy (germany-explorer.com) Waldspirale, Darmstadt, Germany. Image © Flickr CC User Jean-Pierre Dalbéra +12

Competition Entry: OYO's Kortrijk Campus Scheme Awarded Second Prize

01:00 - 12 October, 2014
Competition Entry: OYO's Kortrijk Campus Scheme Awarded Second Prize, © OYO – Open Y Office
© OYO – Open Y Office

OYO - Open Y Office, together with Arch&Teco, has received second prize among nine participants in an invited competition for a new Howest campus building in Kortrijk.

“We envision this new campus as an interactive field where we catch the classrooms in the middle; conceived as areas of focus. This field contains lecture rooms, informal meeting spaces, restaurant, bar, shop and lounge areas and wraps around the area of focus; connecting the park all the way up to the roof garden where students, teachers, alumni, companies and neighbors are invited to shop and exchange knowledge.”

Park. Image © OYO – Open Y Office © OYO – Open Y Office Interior "Loop". Image © OYO – Open Y Office Roof Garden . Image © OYO – Open Y Office +21

Two Barns House / RS+

01:00 - 12 October, 2014
Two Barns House  / RS+, © Tomasz Zakrzewski
© Tomasz Zakrzewski

© Tomasz Zakrzewski © Tomasz Zakrzewski © Tomasz Zakrzewski © Tomasz Zakrzewski +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tychy, Poland
  • Architects in Charge

    Robert Skitek, Szymon Borczyk
  • Area

    251.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Paradox House / Klab Architecture

01:00 - 12 October, 2014
Paradox House / Klab Architecture, © Panos Kokkinias
© Panos Kokkinias

© Panos Kokkinias © Panos Kokkinias © Panos Kokkinias © Panos Kokkinias +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    AIT - Athens Information Technology, Peania, Athens 190 02, Greece
  • Architect in Charge

    Konstantinos Labrinopoulos
  • Design Team

    Enrique Ramírez, Veronika Vasileiou, Nikos Venianakis, Mark Chapman, Elena Skorda
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Extension and Restructuration Of Castries’ Middle School / MDR Architectes

01:00 - 12 October, 2014
Extension and Restructuration Of Castries’ Middle School / MDR Architectes, © Mathieu DUCROS
© Mathieu DUCROS

© Mathieu DUCROS © Mathieu DUCROS © Mathieu DUCROS © Mathieu DUCROS +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Castries, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Sancie MATTE, Frédéric DEVAUX, Arnaud ROUSSEAU, Frédéric GANICHOT assistant
  • Area

    5285.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Video: Alejandro Aravena on PRES Constitución and Rebuilding After Disaster

00:00 - 11 October, 2014

Santiago-based architect Alejandro Aravena of Elemental discusses the sustainable reconstruction of Constitución in Chile following a devastating earthquake in 2010. Given just 100 days to design a resilient masterplan, capable of protecting the city against future natural disasters, Elemental implemented a natural solution: planting a forest that would protect the city from future floods. The design has since receive international recognition, most recently being awarded first prize in the Zumtobel Group Award’s Urban Development & Initiatives category.

L_Square House / Wise Architecture

01:00 - 11 October, 2014
© Roh Kyung
© Roh Kyung
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Design Team

    Sungho Kim, Bokgi Lee
  • Collaborator

    NDL Architects and Planners(Jongbok Kim)
  • Structural Enginer

    Jarchiv
  • Area

    170.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Roh Kyung © Roh Kyung © Roh Kyung © Roh Kyung +28

Kleinerdrei / PARAT

01:00 - 11 October, 2014
Kleinerdrei / PARAT, © mfruscella & dmanduzio
© mfruscella & dmanduzio

© mfruscella & dmanduzio © mfruscella & dmanduzio © mfruscella & dmanduzio © mfruscella & dmanduzio +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Eifflerstraße 43, 22769 Hamburg, Germany
  • Corporate Identity

    Carolin Rauen
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Rue Losserand / atelier 100architecture

01:00 - 11 October, 2014
Rue Losserand  / atelier 100architecture, © Brice Desrez
© Brice Desrez

© Brice Desrez © Brice Desrez © Brice Desrez © Brice Desrez +23