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Design With Empathy: An Exhibit Honoring Maggie's Architecture of Cancer Care

00:00 - 12 September, 2014
Design With Empathy: An Exhibit Honoring Maggie's Architecture of Cancer Care, Snohetta - Maggie's Aberdeen, 2013. Image Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art
Snohetta - Maggie's Aberdeen, 2013. Image Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art

Organized by the New York School of Interior Design, and curated for CMOA by Raymund Ryan, curator of architecture, Carnegie Museum of Art is hosting a new exhibit: Maggie's Centres: A Blueprint for Cancer Care. Opening September 13, the exhibit showcases the extraordinary Maggie's Centres, works of integrated architecture designed to address essential human needs and the everyday challenges of cancer patients undergoing treatment. The work of Frank Gehry, Piers Gough, Steven Holl, Rem Koolhaas, and Richard Rogers have been selected to be included in the exhibition, and provide insight into how some of the most influential architects of our age have sought to positively alter the look, and more significantly, the feel, of healthcare facilities.

David Page, Page\Page Architects - Maggie's Highlands, 2005; Landscape - Charles Jencks. Image Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art Piers Gough, CZWG Architects - Maggie's Rotterdam, 2011. Image Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art Frank Gehry, Gehry Partners, LLP - Maggie's Dundee, 2003. Image Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art Frank Gehry, Gehry Partners, LLP - Maggie's Hong Kong, 2013. Image Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art +12

A Temporary Setting for Performance in the Centre of Southampton

01:00 - 12 September, 2014
A Temporary Setting for Performance in the Centre of Southampton, © Jim Stephenson
© Jim Stephenson

The Playing Field, a 450-seat "high tech Tudor theatre" in the heart of the British city of Southampton, represented a major collaboration between the city’s arts organisations and was realised through a collaborative effort between engineers Structure Workshop and Assemble Studio, the London based practice known for innovative interventions within the public realm. Their Cineroleum, coupled with a bold renovation of a yardhouse, are part of a small canon of cultural buildings designed to temporarily reimagine the urban landscape on a small scale.

© Freya Scott © Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson +9

National Building Museum Honors Charlie Rose with Vincent Scully Prize

00:00 - 12 September, 2014
National Building Museum Honors Charlie Rose with Vincent Scully Prize, Courtesy of Charlie Rose
Courtesy of Charlie Rose

The National Building Museum has announced Charlie Rose as the recipient of the 2014 Vincent Scully Prize. The American talk show host and journalist was honored for his exploration “good design, the growth of cities, and the shape of the urban form through his insightful and substantive conversations with leading thinkers of our day.” 

"One of the great joys of spending twenty-five years at the table is meeting a cross-section of the best in culture and science and technology," said Rose. "I have a special place for the men and women who inspire us with the buildings they create. Architecture is a passion of mine and I’ve been proud to know not only architects but also those who teach, assess, and love great buildings. Architecture is one of the reflections of the permanence of a civilization. I am indeed honored to be the recipient of the Vincent Scully Prize, named for a man I have known, admired, and interviewed."

Mediateca de Carballo / Óscar Pedrós

01:00 - 12 September, 2014
Mediateca de Carballo / Óscar Pedrós, © Santos-Díez | BISimages
© Santos-Díez | BISimages

© Santos-Díez | BISimages © Santos-Díez | BISimages © Santos-Díez | BISimages © Santos-Díez | BISimages +20

Mar de Luz House / Oscar Gonzalez Moix

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
Mar de Luz House  / Oscar Gonzalez Moix, © Juan Solano Ojasi
© Juan Solano Ojasi

© Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi +45

Australian Institute of Architects Announces 2014 National Awards Shortlist

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
© Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the 61 projects making it to this year's 2014 Australian National Awards. Selected from a pool of 153 regional winners across 13 categories, the jury have visited all the shortlisted projects (except the international shortlist) in preparation for the announcement of the National winners at a ceremony in Darwin on November 6th.

Commenting on the shortlist, jury chair Paul Berkemeier said: "As a jury and as members of the profession, we were inspired by the number of projects that had informed clients working closely with the architects to achieve better outcomes. In many instances, this relationship allowed the project to go well and truly above and beyond the original brief."

Read on after the break for the full shortlist

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Competition Challenges Architects and Students to Design Zero Net Energy Housing in California

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
Competition Challenges Architects and Students to Design Zero Net Energy Housing in California , Architecture at Zero Citation Award: NZ + Beyond Net Zero Energy / Drew Adams, Joseph Yau and Mark Alocilja. Image Courtesy of Architecture at Zero
Architecture at Zero Citation Award: NZ + Beyond Net Zero Energy / Drew Adams, Joseph Yau and Mark Alocilja. Image Courtesy of Architecture at Zero

Architecture at Zero, now in its fourth year, is challenging all students, architects and designers worldwide to envision two mixed-use, zero net energy (ZNE) housing proposals for adjacent parcel sites in Oakland, California. The competition is a response to the ZNE targets set out by the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) which aims for all new residential construction in the state to be ZNE by 2020. Entrants are eligible for winning up to $25,000. Early bird registration ends September 12. All projects must be submitted by October 31 at 1PM PST. Learn more on the competition website and review last year's winners

BCN Re.Set - Identity Pavilion / Urbanus

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
BCN Re.Set - Identity Pavilion / Urbanus, © Runze Hu
© Runze Hu

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Regiocentrale Zuid / Wiel Arets Architects

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
Regiocentrale Zuid / Wiel Arets Architects, © Jan Bitter
© Jan Bitter
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kanaalstraat 3, 6107 CL Stevensweert, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Julius Klatte, Harold Hermans, Rob Willemse
  • Area

    1850.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter +32

Mola Structural Kit: A New Way to Learn About Structures

00:00 - 11 September, 2014

With the aim of visually demonstrating the behavior of architectural structures, the Mola model simulates real structures, allowing users to assemble, visualize and feel the structures themselves. 

The idea for the interactive model began when Brazilian architect Márcio Sequeira de Oliveira was overseeing a postgraduate course and became concerned with the abstract approach given to topics related to structure.

Zaha Hadid Says She "Would Love To Do a Tower in London"

00:00 - 11 September, 2014
Zaha Hadid Says She "Would Love To Do a Tower in London", Zaha Hadid Architects' designs for three towers in Brisbane were recently unveiled. Image Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaha Hadid Architects' designs for three towers in Brisbane were recently unveiled. Image Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

Despite her position as one of the world's most prominent and successful architects, Zaha Hadid yesterday revealed that there is one thing she feels is missing from her portfolio: a skyscraper in London. Speaking to BD at the announcement of her Science Museum competition win, Hadid said "I’d love to do a tower in London but it hasn’t arrived." More of Hadid's comments after the break.

Casablanca_67 House / Orlando Etcheberrigaray

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
Casablanca_67 House / Orlando Etcheberrigaray, © Marcelo Cáceres
© Marcelo Cáceres

© Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres +20

The Leadenhall Building / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
The Leadenhall Building / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, © Richard Bryant – Courtesy of British Land/Oxford Properties
© Richard Bryant – Courtesy of British Land/Oxford Properties

© Lee Mawdsley © Richard Bryant – Courtesy of British Land/Oxford Properties © Paul Raftery © Richard Bryant – Courtesy of British Land/Oxford Properties +27

BLKB - Renovation and Extension / Nissen & Wentzlaff Architekten

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
BLKB - Renovation and Extension / Nissen & Wentzlaff Architekten, © Ruedi Walti
© Ruedi Walti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hauptstrasse 25, 4144 Arlesheim, Switzerland
  • Client

    Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank Arlesheim
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

House in Miyake / Hidetaka Nakahara Architects + Yoshio Ohno Architects

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
House in Miyake / Hidetaka Nakahara Architects + Yoshio Ohno Architects, © Kenji Masunaga
© Kenji Masunaga

© Kenji Masunaga © Kenji Masunaga © Kenji Masunaga © Kenji Masunaga +16

4 Visions Released for D.C.’s First Elevated Park

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
4 Visions Released for D.C.’s First Elevated Park, © OLIN / OMA
© OLIN / OMA

OMA, Höweler + Yoon, NEXT Architects, and Cooper, Robertson & Partners are amongst four interdisciplinary teams competing to design Washington D.C.’s first elevated public park. As part of a six month nationwide competition, the shortlisted teams have just released their preliminary design proposals for what will be known as the 11th Street Bridge Park.

Suspended over the Anacostia River, the multi-use park aims to re-connect two disparate city districts and re-engage residents with the riverfront by offering a 21st century civic “playscape.” Education and performance spaces, as well as a cafe and water sport areas will all be included in the masterplan.

A preview of the four shortlisted schemes, after the break…

Sordo Madaleno & Pascall+Watson Presents Proposal for New Mexico City Airport

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
Sordo Madaleno & Pascall+Watson Presents Proposal for New Mexico City Airport, © Sordo Madaleno, render by MIR
© Sordo Madaleno, render by MIR

Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos and Pascall+Watson has shared with us their proposal for the New Mexico City International Airport (often referred to as the NAICM for its initials in Spanish: Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México). 

We have already presented you with the NAICM’s winning proposal, though Sordo Madaleno and Pascall+Watson were one of seven participating teams in the invited competition. The team sought to redefine the concept of aviation architecture by centering their idea around passenger experience and business efficiency. See what they came up with, after the break.

© Sordo Madaleno, render by MIR © Sordo Madaleno, render by Glessner Group © Sordo Madaleno, render by Glessner Group © Sordo Madaleno, render by Glessner Group +32

Academy Of Art Crafts (ESMA) / LCR Architectes

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
Academy Of Art Crafts (ESMA) / LCR Architectes, © Mathieu Ducros
© Mathieu Ducros
  • Architects

  • Location

    50 Route de Narbonne, 31320 Auzeville-Tolosane, France
  • Area

    78792.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros +26