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The Cubes House / Néstor Sandbank

01:00 - 6 July, 2014
The Cubes House  / Néstor Sandbank , © Itai Sikolsky
© Itai Sikolsky
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ramot HaShavim, Israel
  • Project Area

    3000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Itai Sikolsky

© Itai Sikolsky © Itai Sikolsky © Itai Sikolsky © Itai Sikolsky +28

Yul-dong Café / iSM architects

01:00 - 6 July, 2014
Yul-dong Café  / iSM architects, © Hyosook Chin
© Hyosook Chin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architects in Charge

    Joongwon Lee, Kyung-A Lee
  • Area

    72.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Hyosook Chin © Hyosook Chin © Hyosook Chin © Hyosook Chin +30

City square Mortsel / ABSCIS Architecten

01:00 - 6 July, 2014
City square Mortsel / ABSCIS Architecten, © Thomas De Bruyne
© Thomas De Bruyne

© Thomas De Bruyne © Thomas De Bruyne © Thomas De Bruyne © Thomas De Bruyne +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stadsplein, 2640 Mortsel, Belgium
  • Design Team

    ABSCIS ARCHITECTEN BVBA
  • Area

    1045.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Organic London Skyscraper Grows as Residents Recycle

01:00 - 6 July, 2014
Organic London Skyscraper Grows as Residents Recycle, Exterior View. Image Courtesy of Chartier Corbassons architectes
Exterior View. Image Courtesy of Chartier Corbassons architectes

Inspired by vegetative growth and the bamboo scaffolding of Asia, Thomas Corbasson and VS-A have proposed a conceptual project for an organic skyscraper for London that will incorporate waste produced by its occupants. The building will rise vertically as more and more of the glass and paper needed for construction is discarded by building residents. It is estimated that enough recycled material for the building’s façade could be produced within a year. The project earned a special mention in a recent Skyscapers and SuperSkyscapers Competition.

Stock Coffee / Arhitektura Budjevac

01:00 - 5 July, 2014
Stock Coffee / Arhitektura Budjevac, © Andreja Budjevac
© Andreja Budjevac
  • Architects

  • Location

    Trg Kralja Aleksandra Ujedinitelja, Niš, Serbia
  • Design Team

    Andreja Budjevac, Saša Budjevac, Miljana Ignjatović
  • Wall Art

    Jelena Ilić
  • Area

    105.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Andreja Budjevac © Andreja Budjevac © Andreja Budjevac © Andreja Budjevac +16

Artist Lucy William's Remarkable Illustrations of 20th Century Modernism

00:00 - 5 July, 2014
Artist Lucy William's Remarkable Illustrations of 20th Century Modernism, Great Arthur House, 2014. Plexiglas, paper, cork, corrugated polystyrene, balsa wood, birch and walnut veneers, bronze colored card and acrylic paint on board. Image Courtesy of McKee Gallery
Great Arthur House, 2014. Plexiglas, paper, cork, corrugated polystyrene, balsa wood, birch and walnut veneers, bronze colored card and acrylic paint on board. Image Courtesy of McKee Gallery

Neither photographs nor renders, all of the images in this post are actually the intricately handcrafted creations of British artist Lucy Williams, a skilled paper-cutter with an incredible amount of patience. Luckily for us architecture fiends, the stars of Williams’ mixed-media works are her 20th century modernist designs. Check out more of her amazing work after the break.

Bricket Wood, 2013. Plexiglas, cork, balsa wood, paper, card, walnut veneer, silver colored card and acrylic paint on board. Image Courtesy of McKee Gallery Bousfield School, 2013. Paper, card, Plexiglas, cork, gravel effect scenic mat, silver colored card and acrylic paint on board. Image Courtesy of McKee Gallery 66 Frognal, 2014. Miniature red house bricks, Plexiglas, paper, card, cork, balsa wood, piano wire, scenic polyester voile, grass effect scenic mat, silver colored card and acrylic paint on board. Image Courtesy of McKee Gallery Howard House, 2014. Plexiglas, paper, cork, obeche strip wood and acrylic paint on board. Image Courtesy of McKee Gallery +5

Ferreries 16 / Cubus, Taller d’Arquitectura

01:00 - 5 July, 2014
Ferreries 16 / Cubus, Taller d’Arquitectura  , © Nani Pujol
© Nani Pujol

© Nani Pujol © Nani Pujol © Nani Pujol © Nani Pujol +13

A Provocative Possible Future for Moscow's Failing Business District

00:00 - 5 July, 2014

What can you do with a business district that has an office vacancy rate of 40%, is completely separated from its surroundings and is facing increasing competition from business centers emerging throughout the city? These are questions that are increasingly being asked about Moscow's International Business District, the symbol of capitalism that was planned in 1992 after the fall of the Soviet Union, yet is still under construction today.

Eduardo Cassina and Liva Dudareva, founders of METASITU and researchers at the Strelka Institute, have proposed a provocative idea in response to this dilemma: envisaging the business district's future in 2041, they imagine a scenario where the district is linked by underground metro to Sheremetyevo And Domodedovo airports in the North and South - forming the world's first mega-airport, and the first one where it is possible to live in the terminal building without ever leaving.

Read on after the break for more explanation of idea

Diagram showing the locations of Stop Over City and the two existing airports. Image Courtesy of Eduardo Cassina and Liva Dudareva In many ways, Stop Over City is more closely related to the global airports it is connected to than to the city outside its doors. Image Courtesy of Eduardo Cassina and Liva Dudareva An underground tunnel connecting buildings in Stop Over City. Image Courtesy of Eduardo Cassina and Liva Dudareva The entrance hall in Stop Over City. Image Courtesy of Eduardo Cassina and Liva Dudareva +7

Exhibition: The Mound of Vendôme

00:00 - 5 July, 2014
Exhibition: The Mound of Vendôme, Courtesy of CCA
Courtesy of CCA

On view at the CCA from 19 June to 14 September 2014 and curated by architectural historian David Gissen, The Mound of Vendôme revisits one key episode of French history when the Commune de Paris in 1871 voted to demolish the Vendôme Column, abolishing all allusions to the Napoleonic era. To protect the surrounding architecture during demolition, a radical landscape was erected on Place Vendôme. Informed by the methods of experimental history, Gissen’s ongoing research project and installation at the CCA traces the provocative history of the column and mound, while arguing for its historicisation and reconstruction. 

Unfolding House / Jae Heon Jeong

01:00 - 5 July, 2014
Unfolding House / Jae Heon Jeong, © Youngchea PARK
© Youngchea PARK
  • Architects

  • Location

    Yongmun-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Design Team

    Moonhui LEE
  • Area

    253.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Youngchea PARK © Youngchea PARK © Youngchea PARK © Youngchea PARK +20

Sarah Sze's 2013 U.S. Venice Biennale Installation Coming Home

00:00 - 5 July, 2014
Sarah Sze's 2013 U.S. Venice Biennale Installation Coming Home, Wood, steel, plastic, stone, string, fans, overhead projectors, photograph of rock printed on Tyvek, mixed media at Triple Point (Planetarium), 2013. Image courtesy of Sarah Sze, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, and Victoria Miro Gallery, London. Photograph by Tom Powel Imaging
Wood, steel, plastic, stone, string, fans, overhead projectors, photograph of rock printed on Tyvek, mixed media at Triple Point (Planetarium), 2013. Image courtesy of Sarah Sze, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, and Victoria Miro Gallery, London. Photograph by Tom Powel Imaging

Is that rock inside or outside? Wait, is it even a rock? If not, then what is it? As bizarre as these questions may seem, they are the exact ones Sarah Sze wanted people to ask themselves when visiting her Triple Point (Planetarium) exhibit in the United States Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale. Sze, whose work tends to distort the viewer's perception of reality, "transformed the U.S. Pavilion into a chain of immersive experiences through a series of interrelated installations."

Although the project was specifically designed to engage the Neoclassical Pavilion, part of it will be on display at the Bronx Museum of the Arts from July 3rd through August 24th of this year. For more on the artist and the exhibit, keep reading after the break.

Light Matters: Creating Walls of Light

00:00 - 5 July, 2014
Light Matters: Creating Walls of Light, Uniform wallwashing at 171 Collins Street, Melbourne. Architects: Bates Smart Architects. Lighting design: Electrolight, www.electrolight.com.au. Image © Dean Bradley
Uniform wallwashing at 171 Collins Street, Melbourne. Architects: Bates Smart Architects. Lighting design: Electrolight, www.electrolight.com.au. Image © Dean Bradley

Modernism induced a shift in lighting away from luminaires and towards invisible light sources that render spaces in a purer (forgive the pun) light. For the first time, lit walls were used to define rooms and to structure architecture. Today I’d like to explore early prototypes - including Philip Johnson’s Brick House and the Seagram Building - and discuss how their lighting techniques continue to influence architecture today. 

Grazing light at Sancaklar Mosque, Istanbul. Architects: Emre Arolat Architects. Image © Thomas Mayer Wallwashing at British Museum, London. Architecture: Foster & Partners. Lighting design: Claude Engle, Chevy Chase, Maryland. Photo: Dennis Gilbert / View. Image © ERCO, www.erco.com Wallwashing at Nordrhein-Westfalen House, Germany. Architeture: John Pawson. Photo: Werner Huthmacher. Image © ERCO, www.erco.com Cove lighting at private spa. Designer: Carmody Groarke. Lighting design: Lighting Design International. Image © Christian Richter +8

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art / Mario Botta

01:00 - 5 July, 2014
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art / Mario Botta, © Joel Lassiter
© Joel Lassiter
  • Architects

  • Location

    420 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
  • Partner Architect

    Wagner Murray Architects PA, Charlotte
  • Area

    2490.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Enrico Cano © Enrico Cano © Enrico Cano © Enrico Cano +16

Freudenau Mill / Furrer Jud Architekten

01:00 - 5 July, 2014
Freudenau Mill / Furrer Jud Architekten, © Benedikt Redmann
© Benedikt Redmann
  • Architects

  • Location

    Wil, Switzerland
  • Architects in Charge

    Patric Furrer, Andreas Jud, Frédéric Muller, Christophe Besson
  • Area

    2014.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Benedikt Redmann © Benedikt Redmann © Benedikt Redmann © Benedikt Redmann +17

Pre-School Building / Miguel Montor

01:00 - 4 July, 2014
Pre-School Building / Miguel Montor, © Moritz Bernoully
© Moritz Bernoully

© Moritz Bernoully © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque +27

University Cancer Institute Toulouse Oncopole / Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

01:00 - 4 July, 2014
© Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

© Javier Ortega © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura +29

Maison H3 / Vincent Coste

01:00 - 4 July, 2014
Maison H3 / Vincent Coste, © Florent Joliot
© Florent Joliot
  • Architects

  • Location

    Saint-Tropez, France
  • Project Designer

    Estelle Hondier
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Florent Joliot © Florent Joliot © Florent Joliot © Florent Joliot +40

Team Led by ONZ Architects + MDesign Wins Second Place In Gallipoli National Park Contest

01:00 - 4 July, 2014
Team Led by ONZ Architects + MDesign Wins Second Place In Gallipoli National Park Contest, Kabatepe Conkbayiri. Image © ONZ Architects & MDesign
Kabatepe Conkbayiri. Image © ONZ Architects & MDesign

The Gallipoli Peninsula, at the Western end of Turkey, holds a particular significance for the country as the site of a major World War One battle in which the declining Ottoman Empire repelled an attempted invasion by British forces. Today, it is seen as one of the defining moments that contributed to the formation of modern day , and the site of the battle is commemorated by a national park which includes a series of monuments and memorials at the southern tip of the peninsula.

Aiming to consolidate these sites in to a more coherent whole, the Çanakkale government launched a competition to redesign the area. Today we bring you the second place entry, by ONZ Architects + MDesign + Lola + 24H Architecture. Read on after the break for more on their design.

© ONZ Architects & MDesign Abīde/Morto Koyu. Image © ONZ Architects & MDesign Abīde/Morto Koyu. Image © ONZ Architects & MDesign Şahindere War Cemetary. Image © ONZ Architects & MDesign +41