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Álvaro Siza to Design 122-Meter Condo Tower in New York

16:15 - 31 March, 2015
Álvaro Siza to Design 122-Meter Condo Tower in New York, © Fernando Guerra via Instagram
© Fernando Guerra via Instagram

Álvaro Siza has been commissioned to design his first ever US project. Planned to rise 122-meters on the corner of West 56th Street and Eleventh Avenue in New York City, the Siza - designed condominium tower will be developed by Sumaida and Khurana - the same firm who just released designs for Tadao Ando’s first New York City tower: 152 Elizabeth Street. Stay tuned for more details. 

Deluxe Mountain Chalets / Viereck Architects

16:00 - 31 March, 2015
Deluxe Mountain Chalets / Viereck Architects, Courtesy of Viereck Architects
Courtesy of Viereck Architects

Courtesy of Viereck Architects Courtesy of Viereck Architects Courtesy of Viereck Architects Courtesy of Viereck Architects +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Styria, Austria
  • Area

    316.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Viereck Architects

GRAFT Reveals Final Design for Munich's APASSIONATA Park

14:00 - 31 March, 2015
GRAFT Reveals Final Design for Munich's APASSIONATA Park, © GRAFT - Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH. Design by GRAFT
© GRAFT - Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH. Design by GRAFT

GRAFT Architects has released the final designs for the APASSIONATA adventure park. The competition-winning proposal aims to become a hub for leisure and entertainment in Munich, Germany, featuring a year-round venue for relaxation, discovery, and interaction with horses.

Check out the design and watch a virtual tour of the park, after the break.

© GRAFT - Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH. Design by GRAFT © GRAFT - Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH. Design by GRAFT © GRAFT - Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH. Design by GRAFT © GRAFT - Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH. Design by GRAFT +10

A Pavilion on the Garden / Rafael Alanis, Andres Bonino, Matias Coll, Diego Secco

14:00 - 31 March, 2015
A Pavilion on the Garden / Rafael Alanis, Andres Bonino, Matias Coll, Diego Secco, © Marcos Guiponi
© Marcos Guiponi

© Marcos Guiponi © Marcos Guiponi © Marcos Guiponi © Marcos Guiponi +27

Page\Park Wins Competition to Rebuild Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art

12:08 - 31 March, 2015
Page\Park Wins Competition to Rebuild Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow School of Art (before the fire). Image © Alan McAteer
Glasgow School of Art (before the fire). Image © Alan McAteer

Page\Park Architects have been announced as winner of a competition to restore Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art (GSA). The Scottish practice, chosen ahead of four other shortlisted architects, will now develop plans to restore the building’s library and all other areas devastated by fire in May of last year

Highlighting Page\Park’s “extensive track record in both restoring and reinvigoration major historic buildings” and previous work on the Mac, GSA director Prof Tom Inns said: “The team assembled by Page\Park Architects impressed us not only with their deep knowledge of the building, but of the wider work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh… Page\Park have ongoing relationships with key crafts specialists and artists in Scotland and wider afield, and presented exciting proposals for expanding the legacy of the restoration by working with a new generation of creative talent.”

Spring Studios / AA Studio

12:00 - 31 March, 2015
Spring Studios / AA Studio, © Alexander Severin
© Alexander Severin

© Alexander Severin © Alexander Severin © Alexander Severin © Alexander Severin +12

6 Politically Motivated Cities Built From Scratch

10:30 - 31 March, 2015
6 Politically Motivated Cities Built From Scratch, Image of the planned new capital of Egypt, masterplanned by SOM. Image © SOM
Image of the planned new capital of Egypt, masterplanned by SOM. Image © SOM

Threatening to end Cairo’s 1,046 year dominance as the country’s capital, earlier this month the government of Egypt announced their intentions to create a new, yet-to-be-named capital city just east of New Cairo. The promise of the more than 270 square mile ‘new New Cairo’ has attracted headlines from around the world with its sheer scale; a $45 billion development of housing, shopping and landmarks designed to attract tourism from day one, including a theme park larger than Disneyland. And of course, the plans include the promise of homes - for at least 5 million residents in fact, with the vast number of schools, hospitals and religious and community buildings that a modern city requires - making the new capital of Egypt the largest planned city in history.

The idea of building a new capital city has appealed to governments across history; a way to wipe the slate clean, stimulate the economy and lay out your vision of the world in stone, concrete and parkland. Even old Cairo was founded as a purpose built capital, although admittedly urban planning has changed a little since then. It continues to change today; see the full list of different ways to build a totally new city after the break.

Image of the planned new capital of Egypt, masterplanned by SOM. Image © SOM Train station. Image © SOM Government District. Image © SOM Concept of Cairo's replacement by Skidmore, Owings and Merril. Image © SOM +44

Jatobás Residence / Gesto Arquitetura

10:00 - 31 March, 2015
Jatobás Residence / Gesto Arquitetura, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santana de Parnaíba - SP, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Newton Massafumi Yamato e Tânia Regina Parma
  • Project Area

    612.7 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

eVolo Announces 2015 Skyscraper Competition Winners

09:00 - 31 March, 2015
eVolo Announces 2015 Skyscraper Competition Winners, First Place: “Essence Skyscraper” / BOMP (Ewa Odyjas, Agnieszka Morga, Konrad Basan, Jakub Pudo). Image Courtesy of eVolo
First Place: “Essence Skyscraper” / BOMP (Ewa Odyjas, Agnieszka Morga, Konrad Basan, Jakub Pudo). Image Courtesy of eVolo

From 480 submitted projects from around the world, three winners and 15 honorable mentions have emerged at the top of eVolo’s 2015 Skyscraper Competition. Recognizing innovative highrise designs of the future, the competition emphasizes the role of technology, material, spatial organization, and their combined contribution to the natural and built environments. This year’s winners showed exceptional promise in adaptive vertical communities, and explored their ideas through imaginative and resourceful means.

Check out the winners and honorable mentions, after the break.

Honorable Mention: “Tower of Refuge” / Qidan Chen. Image Courtesy of eVolo Honorable Mention: "Cloud Capture" / Taehan Kim, Seoung Ji Lee, Yujin Ha. Image Courtesy of eVolo Honorable Mention: “Reversal Strategy” / Luigi Bertazzoni, Paolo Giacomo Vasino. Image Courtesy of eVolo Honorable Mention: “Bio-Pyramid: Reversing Desertification” / David Sepulveda, Wagdy Moussa, Ishaan Kumar, Wesley Townsend, Colin Joyce, Arianna Armelli, Salvador Juarez. Image Courtesy of eVolo +24

ModulARCH Festival of Modular Architecture

06:00 - 31 March, 2015
ModulARCH Festival of Modular Architecture, Courtesy of Arch for People
Courtesy of Arch for People

Organized by Czech collective Arch for People, ModulARCH is a new festival of modular architecture to be held in Brno, Czech Republic this April. The festival will explore all aspects of modular architecture from the ecological to the economic, and discuss the role of the typology within the contemporary city. Learn more about the three day conference after the break.

Old Church Street Town House / TDO Architecture

06:00 - 31 March, 2015
Old Church Street Town House / TDO Architecture, © Ben Blossom
© Ben Blossom

© Ben Blossom © Ben Blossom © Ben Blossom © Ben Blossom +21

Shortlist Announced For 2015 RIBA East Midlands Awards

05:00 - 31 March, 2015
Shortlist Announced For 2015 RIBA East Midlands Awards, Shortlisted: Parkside, Matlock / Evans Vettori Architects. Image © Tristan Poyser
Shortlisted: Parkside, Matlock / Evans Vettori Architects. Image © Tristan Poyser

A total of eleven projects have been shortlisted for RIBA East Midlands 2015 Awards, featuring buildings by Evans Vettori, Make, Orms, and Studio Gedye. All shortlisted buildings will now be assessed by a regional jury. Regional winners will then be considered for a RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, the results of which will place some projects in the running for the 2015 .

See the complete list of shortlisted projects after the break.

The Apartment of the Future - R&D Laboratory / NArchitekTURA

04:00 - 31 March, 2015

© Jakub Certowicz © Jakub Certowicz © Jakub Certowicz © Jakub Certowicz +33

BIOPOLE Biotech Business Incubator / PERIPHERIQUES Architectes

03:00 - 31 March, 2015
BIOPOLE Biotech Business Incubator / PERIPHERIQUES Architectes, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rennes, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Anne-Françoise Jumeau + Emmanuelle Marin + David Trottin
  • Area

    2730.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Shichigahama Tohyama Nursery / Takahashi Ippei Office

23:00 - 30 March, 2015
Shichigahama Tohyama Nursery / Takahashi Ippei Office, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shichigahama, Miyagi District, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
  • Area

    1069.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

House 3 / Coy Yiontis Architects

21:00 - 30 March, 2015
House 3 / Coy Yiontis Architects, © Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

© Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke +25

510 Cabin / Hunter Leggitt Studio

20:00 - 30 March, 2015
510 Cabin / Hunter Leggitt Studio, Courtesy of Hunter Leggitt Studio
Courtesy of Hunter Leggitt Studio

Courtesy of Hunter Leggitt Studio Courtesy of Hunter Leggitt Studio Courtesy of Hunter Leggitt Studio Courtesy of Hunter Leggitt Studio +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wofford Heights, CA, United States
  • Area

    1100.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Hunter Leggitt Studio

Facebook Moves into New Headquarters with the "Largest Open Floor Plan in the World"

17:30 - 30 March, 2015

Earlier today, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted an announcement onto his own Facebook page that the company had moved into its brand new, 430,000-square foot Frank Gehry-designed headquarters. In the post, Zuckerberg offers a photo of the building from above, showing off its 9 acre green roof, with a promise of interior images - of what is essentially the building's giant, single room - "once we’re fully unpacked."

That interior, big enough for 2,800 of Facebook employees plus room for growth, also played host to some of Instagram's most popular photographers to preview the space - see a selection of their images after the break.