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STUDIOS 54 / Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects

17:00 - 27 May, 2015
STUDIOS 54 / Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects , © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +27

#LoFab: MASS Design Group's Campaign For Local Building

16:00 - 27 May, 2015

"If I get a contract, so does the entire neighborhood."

Morphosis Architects Headline AIA's 2015 Technology In Architectural Practice Innovation Awards

14:00 - 27 May, 2015
Morphosis Architects Headline AIA's 2015 Technology In Architectural Practice Innovation Awards, Stellar Architecture category winner: Emerson College Los Angeles / Morphosis Architects. Image ©  Iwan Baan
Stellar Architecture category winner: Emerson College Los Angeles / Morphosis Architects. Image © Iwan Baan

The AIA has announced four projects as the winners of its inaugural Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Innovation Awards, with Morphosis Architects' Emerson College Los Angeles taking away the headline "Stellar Architecture" award. Started in 2005, the TAP Knowledge Community has led efforts to acknowledge and disseminate the best use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technologies, and the AIA hopes that the new TAP Innovation Award will "enliven the discourse on how these innovations can advance the profession and practice of architecture and further the mission of the Institute."

See all four awarded projects after the break.

The building and site utilize best ‘green’ practices, including capturing stormwater in the landscape. Image © Tom Holdsworth The three main massing elements (south bar, atrium and north tower) are each designed with their own structural systems and floor-to-floor heights to maximize efficiencies. Image © Alene Davis The design's canted glazing intensifies reflections of immediate environment. Image © Point B Design A grand stair provides space for social gatherings, connecting the students to Sunset Blvd below with a view of the Hollywood Sign ahead. Image ©  Iwan Baan +9

Gabinete 857 / GOarquitetos

13:00 - 27 May, 2015
Gabinete 857 / GOarquitetos, © Ana Mello
© Ana Mello

© Ana Mello © Ana Mello © Ana Mello © Ana Mello +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Marcio Orsi e Roberta Gontijo
  • Project Area

    137.66 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Bamboom: Elora Hardy's TED Talk on Bamboo's Exploding Popularity

11:30 - 27 May, 2015

Perhaps the most surprising thing about bamboo - besides being an entirely natural, sustainable material with the tensile strength of steel that can grow up to 900 millimeters (3 feet) in just 24 hours - is that it's not more widely recognized as a fantastic construction material. Like many traditional building materials, bamboo no longer has the architectural currency that it once did across Asia and the pacific, but the efforts of Elora Hardy may help put it back into the vernacular. Heading up Ibuku, a design firm that uses bamboo almost exclusively, Hardy's recent TED Talk is an excellent run through of bamboo's graces and virtues in construction, showing off sinuous private homes and handbuilt school buildings.

Karawitz's open shell of bamboo. Image Courtesy of Karawitz Architects The Green School in Bali. Image Courtesy of PT Bambu One of Elora Hardy's bamboo bridges. Image Courtesy of PT Bambu The Green School in Bali. Image Courtesy of PT Bambu +11

Peñalolen Community Center / Gubbins Arquitectos, Polidura + Talhouk Arquitectos

10:00 - 27 May, 2015
Peñalolen Community Center / Gubbins Arquitectos, Polidura + Talhouk Arquitectos, © Aryeh Kornfeld
© Aryeh Kornfeld

© Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © José Miranda Courtesy of Gubbins Arquitectos +19

The Transnational Urbanism of Paris: An Interview With Assistant Mayor Jean-Louis Missika

09:30 - 27 May, 2015
The Transnational Urbanism of Paris: An Interview With Assistant Mayor Jean-Louis Missika, The Halle Freyssinet, a 16,000 square meter railway depot that Paris is preparing to convert into the world's largest business incubator, "will be as emblematic as the Eiffel Tower". Image © City of Paris
The Halle Freyssinet, a 16,000 square meter railway depot that Paris is preparing to convert into the world's largest business incubator, "will be as emblematic as the Eiffel Tower". Image © City of Paris

In the past century, the rise of globalism, of relatively cheap international transport, and above all, of the "world city" has fundamentally changed the way we think about citizenship and the nation state. To accommodate that change, we have also had to invent a new kind of "Transnational Urbanism": at the more esoteric end of this scale are ideas such as JG Ballard's "city of the 21st century," a geographically scattered "city" made up of the interconnected no-man's-land of international airports, which was recently exemplified by Eduardo Cassina and Liva Dudareva's hypothetical proposal for Moscow's Central Business district. At the other end of the scale are pragmatic choices that must be made by cities such as New York, London and Hong Kong that truly affect the lives of people not just living in the city, but around the world.

To probe this topic, MONU Magazine has dedicated their latest issue to the topic of Transnational Urbanism. In this extract from the magazine, MONU's Bernd Upmeyer and Beatriz Ramo interview French sociologist and Assistant Mayor of Paris Jean-Louis Missika to discover how the city is positioning itself as a 21st century global city, and how it is absorbing and adopting change in everything from the creative class to smart cities and 3D Printing.

Map of Paris with Montreuil in the east and Saint-Denis in the north. Image © City of Paris Aerial view of Ivry Bercy. Image © City of Paris Interior of the incubator in Halle Freyssinet in the 13th arrondissement in Paris. Image © City of Paris Aerial view of Ivry Choisy. Image © City of Paris +17

In Suspension / NatureHumaine

09:00 - 27 May, 2015
In Suspension / NatureHumaine, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal, QC, Canada
  • Area

    2000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

NASA's 3D Printed Habitat Challenge Takes Designers into Deep Space

08:00 - 27 May, 2015
NASA's 3D Printed Habitat Challenge Takes Designers into Deep Space, Courtesy of NASA Centennial Challenges
Courtesy of NASA Centennial Challenges

NASA and the National Additive Manufacturing Institute (America Makes) have launched the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, an inaugural design competition offering $2.25 million in prizes. Part of NASA's Centennial Challenges program, the competition challenges entrants to design and build a 3D printed habitat for deep space exploration. "The future possibilities for 3D printing are inspiring, and the technology is extremely important to deep space exploration," said Sam Ortega, Centennial Challenges program manager. "This challenge definitely raises the bar from what we are currently capable of, and we are excited to see what the maker community does with it."

Fictional Euro Banknote Bridges Brought to Life in the Netherlands

06:00 - 27 May, 2015

Did you know that the fictional bridges on the Euro banknotes were actually made a reality in the Netherlands? In Tom Scott’s latest “Things You Might Not Know” video, he tells the story of how the seven bridges came to be constructed in the town of Spijkenisse.

Studio for a Painter / Josep Camps & Olga Felip

05:00 - 27 May, 2015
Studio for a Painter / Josep Camps & Olga Felip , © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia  © José Hevia  © José Hevia  © José Hevia  +14

  • Architects

  • Collaborators

    Mariella Agudo, Núria Vila, Adrià Masó, Alba Colomer
  • Technical Architect

    Joaquim Via

  • Location

    Girona, Spain
  • Area

    80.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Applications Open For The 2015 AA Visiting School In Rotterdam

04:45 - 27 May, 2015
Applications Open For The 2015 AA Visiting School In Rotterdam, Aerial view of the port and city of Rotterdam. Image via AA Visiting School Rotterdam
Aerial view of the port and city of Rotterdam. Image via AA Visiting School Rotterdam

This year the Architectural Association (AA) Visiting School programme will extend its reach to the Dutch city of Rotterdam – a place which, "by some strange twist of geographical and historical fate, has the highest concentration of architects and architectural thinkers in the world." The workshop, which will run for two weeks in July, will explore issues of inhabitance, perception, and intensity through analysis and creative interpretation of Rotterdam’s 'core' "or, more likely, its multiple cores, invisible to the untrained eye." Based in the Shell Tower on Hofplein, students will be afforded the opportunity to observe and analyse the city from on-high.

Viborg Town Hall / Henning Larsen Architects

03:00 - 27 May, 2015
Viborg Town Hall / Henning Larsen Architects, © Thorbjørn Hansen
© Thorbjørn Hansen

© Thorbjørn Hansen © Thorbjørn Hansen © Thorbjørn Hansen © Thorbjørn Hansen +26

Center for Educational, Professional and Sports Integration / Albert Faus

02:00 - 27 May, 2015
Center for Educational, Professional and Sports Integration / Albert Faus, © Ibai Rigby
© Ibai Rigby

© Ibai Rigby Courtesy of Albert Faus Courtesy of Albert Faus Courtesy of Albert Faus +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Project Area

    145.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Exhibition: ist-on situations

23:00 - 26 May, 2015
Exhibition: ist-on situations, 19th Century Istanbul. © Suna and Inan Kirac Foundation Photography Collection.
19th Century Istanbul. © Suna and Inan Kirac Foundation Photography Collection.

EAA- Emre Arolat Architects, a leading international architectural practice based in İstanbul and London, presents an exhibition exploring the urban histories of both cities. Through a two way, dual city approach the practice will reveal “situations” that unite and differentiate these two great cities at the east and west ends of Europe in their development. The exhibition covers a timeline beginning with the mid 19th century that shows key events or turning-points in the course of their stories respectively. The exhibition is curated by EAA - Emre Arolat Architects, in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Murat Güvenç from Istanbul City University and London-based Urban Planning & Development Consultant Ömer Çavuşoğlu.

Paüls Doctor Surgery / Vora

22:00 - 26 May, 2015
Paüls Doctor Surgery / Vora, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer de la Creu, 43593 Paüls, Tarragona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Pere Buil, Toni Riba
  • Design Team

    Eva Cotman, Jordi Palà
  • Area

    185.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Saigon House / a21studio

20:00 - 26 May, 2015
Saigon House / a21studio, © Quang Tran
© Quang Tran

© Quang Tran © Quang Tran © Quang Tran © Quang Tran +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Area

    3x15m
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Gain an International Perspective by Studying Architecture in Barcelona

19:30 - 26 May, 2015
Gain an International Perspective by Studying Architecture in Barcelona, Courtesy of UIC Barcelona School of Architecture
Courtesy of UIC Barcelona School of Architecture

UIC Barcelona School of Architecture has adapted to recent changes in the field of architecture to offer an education that provides an overarching perspective of the profession and the opportunity to learn a wide-range of skill sets. Learn more about what makes the school unique after the break.