House in Dawanglu / Tsutsumi & Associates

01:00 - 20 May, 2014
House in Dawanglu / Tsutsumi & Associates, © Misae Hiromatsu
© Misae Hiromatsu

© Misae Hiromatsu © Misae Hiromatsu © Misae Hiromatsu © Misae Hiromatsu +14

Westfield State New University Hall / ADD Inc.

01:00 - 20 May, 2014
Westfield State New University Hall / ADD Inc., © Robert Benson Photography
© Robert Benson Photography
  • Architects

  • Location

    Westfield State University, 577 Western Avenue, Westfield, MA 01085, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    B.K. Boley, Principal, ADD Inc
  • Photographs

Shard Wins Emporis Skyscraper Award

01:00 - 20 May, 2014
Shard Wins Emporis Skyscraper Award, The Shard / Renzo Piano. Image © Eric Smerling
The Shard / Renzo Piano. Image © Eric Smerling

The Shard has been awarded this year's Emporis Skyscraper Award, bringing the award back to Europe after two consecutive wins in North America - by Absolute Towers in 2013 and New York by Gehry in 2012. Each year, the award honours the world's best new building over 100m tall.

The award's jury praised the Shard's "unique glass fragment-shaped form and its sophisticated architectural implementation", resulting in "a skyscraper that is recognized immediately and which is already considered London's new emblem."

Read on to find out the remaining 10 buildings to take home awards

Flame Towers / HOK. Image Courtesy of HOK DC Tower 1 / Dominique Perrault Architecture. Image © Michael Nagl Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort / MAD Architects. Image © Xiazhi Nanfung Commercial, Hospitality and Exhibition Complex / Aedas. Image © Langham Place, Guangzhou +20

The Most Saturated European Markets: Where (And How Big) Are The Opportunities for Architects in Europe?

00:00 - 20 May, 2014
The Most Saturated European Markets: Where (And How Big) Are The Opportunities for Architects in Europe?, Courtesy of Monditalia Twitter Page, https://twitter.com/monditalia
Courtesy of Monditalia Twitter Page, https://twitter.com/monditalia

A few weeks ago Monditalia, one of the three main exhibits of the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, tweeted a small infographic which showed the number of architects per country, unleashing an intense debate among architects around the world.

Today Monditalia revealed even more figures, provoking us to think not only about which markets are saturated, but also where opportunities and possibilities lie for our profession. Using data from the construction research center CRESME, the curators of Monditalia have graphed the potential in European markets for architects, in terms of thousands of euros per year.

Suyabatmaz Demirel Proposes Terraced Market Hall for Sultangazi  

01:00 - 20 May, 2014
Suyabatmaz Demirel Proposes Terraced Market Hall for Sultangazi  , Exterior View. Image © Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects
Exterior View. Image © Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects

A marketplace is typical for most Turkish city districts. They provide a point of cohesion for the community, acting as an economic hub, a landmark, and an impromptu park. In the rapidly developing Sultangazi district of Istanbul, however, such a public place has yet to be seen. To remedy this, Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects have recently proposed a combination market hall and car park for the middle of this populous residential area.

Terraville House / AT Arquitetura

01:00 - 19 May, 2014
Terraville House / AT Arquitetura, © Marcelo Donadussi
© Marcelo Donadussi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto Alegre - Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
  • Authors

    Mauricio Ceolin, Andre Detanico, Tarso Carneiro
  • Project Team

    Flora Detanico, Dayane Paz, Juliana Schnor, Andreia Laschuk
  • Área

    350.0 m2
  • Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi +18

RD Revnice / atelierSAD

01:00 - 19 May, 2014
RD Revnice / atelierSAD, © Tomas Soucek
© Tomas Soucek
  • Architects

  • Location

    Řevnice, Czech Republic
  • Architect in Charge

    MgA. Adam Jirkal, MgA Jaroslav Koza,
  • Area

    164.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Tomas Soucek © Tomas Soucek © Tomas Soucek © Tomas Soucek +19

VIDEO: Kengo Kuma on Architecture, Materials And Music

00:00 - 19 May, 2014

In Kengo Kuma’s work you may see influences of light, transparency and materiality. But when visiting the Woodbury School of Architecture in San Diego, Kengo Kuma shared a few of his not so apparent influences, from Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Kahn to jazz music. Make sure to view “Knowing Kuma” to see the architect’s definition of architecture, materials and more.

AA Greece Visiting School / Folded Force

00:00 - 19 May, 2014
 AA Greece Visiting School / Folded Force

AA Greece Visiting School is a mobile workshop series which travels and reaches cities outside the country’s capital. It functions as a ‘satellite’ of education that promotes the Architectural Association’s exclusive, intensive form of teaching and learning around the country. AA Greece VS aims on visiting a different city each year and construct a single large-scale model which will act as an active nod of communication among the various locations. In 2014, the School will initiate its design agenda with an architectural approach that is focused on the aspect of connection. The city of Patras which is the starting node of AA Greece VS was chosen by the European Commission to be the European Capital of Culture for the year 2006. The concept of the event revolved around the main theme of "Bridges" and "Dialogues", drawing benefit from the city's rich history and its position as a "Gate to the West", to underline the essence of the productive interaction of culture and civilizations in Europe. The AA Greece Visiting School will investigate how well existing buildings with various sightlines and variant spatial grammars perform according to human perception. In sync with the flexible and adaptive concept of parasitical structures, the research focuses on the making of transformable large-scale creations that accentuate prominent architectural features of existing buildings. The research looks at how cultural factors, personal preferences, experiences, and expectations can lead to the transformation of architectural parasitical structures.

Bozen Waste to Energy Plant / Cl&aa Architects

01:00 - 19 May, 2014
© Alessandra Chemollo
© Alessandra Chemollo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bolzano, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Claudio Lucchin
  • Design Team

    Michele Carlini, Giovanni Carlini, Claudio Orlati, Reinhard Thaler, Primo De Biasi
  • Area

    24.932 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Alessandra Chemollo © Alessandra Chemollo © Alessandra Chemollo © Alessandra Chemollo +28

House for Installation / Jun Murata JAM

01:00 - 19 May, 2014
House for Installation / Jun Murata JAM, Courtesy of Jun Murata
Courtesy of Jun Murata

Courtesy of Jun Murata Courtesy of Jun Murata Courtesy of Jun Murata Courtesy of Jun Murata +25

VARS house / aceboXalonso

01:00 - 19 May, 2014
VARS house  / aceboXalonso , © Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons

© Martin Varsavsky © Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons +40

Eyüp Cultural Center and Marrıage Hall / Emre Arolat Architects

01:00 - 19 May, 2014
Eyüp Cultural Center and Marrıage Hall / Emre Arolat Architects, © Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden
  • Architects

  • Location

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Design Team

    Gonca Paşolar, Natali Tombak, Taner Arıkan, Neşet Arolat, Şaziment Arolat, Berke Debensason, Deniz Odabaşı, Deniz Kösemen, Ercan Yılmaz, Fulya Eliyatkın, Gülin Derman, Hande Bağcık, Hilay Erkin, Merve Yüksel, Olcay Özten, Seden Suataç , Senem Okşar, Sezer Bahtiyar, Sinan Serdaroğlu, Şafak Kızılırmak, Volkan Buluç Yağ
  • Interior Design

    EAA
  • Area

    6350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden +39

London Science Museum Announces Competitions For 3 New Galleries

01:00 - 19 May, 2014
London Science Museum Announces Competitions For 3 New Galleries, Courtesy of Flickr CC User Science Museum London
Courtesy of Flickr CC User Science Museum London

The Science Museum in London has announced plans to expand with three new galleries, launching three competitions to find designers. Two of the new galleries will house new permanent exhibitions about medicine and mathematics, while the third will host an interactive gallery. The three extensions combined will more than double the museum's current size.

The museum hopes to complete the mathematics and interactive galleries in 2016, with the larger medicine wing scheduled for a 2018 completion date.

Read on after the break for more on the competitions

Luftwerk Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Transform Mies’ Farnsworth House into Visual Spectacular

00:00 - 19 May, 2014
Luftwerk Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Transform Mies’ Farnsworth House into Visual Spectacular, © Luftwerk
© Luftwerk

The creative minds behind Luftwerk have turned to Kickstarter to crowdfund a project that would transform Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House into an immersive light show. Similar to their installation at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater residence in 2011, artistic duo Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero plan to illuminate the “structural minimalism and transparency” of the house in a way that would offer a new perspective of the modern masterpiece. 

Check out a video of the proposed light show and Luftwerk’s work at Fallingwater, after the break...

Dedalo Minosse International Prize for Commissioning a Building

01:00 - 19 May, 2014
Dedalo Minosse International Prize for Commissioning a Building

The Dedalo Minosse International Prize for commissioning a building, which takes place in Vicenza, the city of Palladio, is promoted by ALA-Assoarchitetti, the association for professional architects, in collaboration with the Regione del Veneto.

AIRBNB Pavilion Coming to the Venice

00:00 - 19 May, 2014
AIRBNB Pavilion Coming to the Venice, AIRBNB Pavilion, Hannes Meyer's Co-Op Room, 2014
AIRBNB Pavilion, Hannes Meyer's Co-Op Room, 2014

During this year's Architecture Biennale in Venice, homes rented through AIRBnB (although not the company itself) will host an independently curated pavilion. AIRBnB is a six-year old platform through which home owners can rent out rooms, apartments, and entire houses, allowing "the fortress of the family and the individual" to be infiltrated. The pavilion will take advantage of this "infiltration" and how it reveals "the house, the home and today's life." To learn more, follow @airbnbpavilion on instagram and twitter.

House in Kashiwa / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop

01:00 - 19 May, 2014
House in Kashiwa / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop, Courtesy of Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office
Courtesy of Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office
  • Architects

  • Location

    Masuo, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
  • Area

    107.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office

Courtesy of Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office Courtesy of Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office Courtesy of Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office Courtesy of Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office +15