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Paris Zoological Park / Bernard Tschumi Urbanists Architects + Veronique Descharrieres

01:00 - 1 October, 2014
Paris Zoological Park / Bernard Tschumi Urbanists Architects + Veronique Descharrieres, © Claud Cieutat
© Claud Cieutat

© Martin Argyroglo © Martin Argyroglo © Martin Argyroglo © Martin Argyroglo +44

Kindergarten in Stabio / Studio WE

01:00 - 1 October, 2014
Kindergarten in Stabio / Studio WE, © Alexandre Zveiger
© Alexandre Zveiger

© Alexandre Zveiger © Alexandre Zveiger © Alexandre Zveiger © Alexandre Zveiger +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stabio, Switzerland
  • Engineer

    Edy Toscano Engineering & Consulting
  • Area

    1848.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age

01:00 - 1 October, 2014
Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age , 1. Iwan Baan Torre David #2, 2011 Image courtesy of the artist and Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Los Angeles. Image Courtesy of Barbican Art Gallery
1. Iwan Baan Torre David #2, 2011 Image courtesy of the artist and Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Los Angeles. Image Courtesy of Barbican Art Gallery

Currently on exhibition at Barbican Art Gallery in London is Constructing Worlds, an exploration of architectural photography from the 1930s to now. The exhibition brings together over 250 rarely seen works by 18 leading photographers who have demonstrated the medium’s ability to look beyond simple documentation of the built world and reveal wider truths about society. Learn more about the exhibition after the break. 

2. Iwan Baan Torre David #10, 2012 Image courtesy of the artist and Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Los Angeles. Image Courtesy of Barbican Art Gallery 16. Iwan Baan Torre David #1, 2011 Image courtesy of the artist and Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Los Angeles. Image Courtesy of Barbican Art Gallery 9. Nadav Kander Chongqing IV (Sunday Picnic), Chongqing Municipality, 2006 © Nadav Kander, courtesy Flowers Gallery. Image Courtesy of Barbican Art Gallery 15. Luigi Ghirri Cemetery of San Cataldo, Modena; the ossuary in winter, 1986 Courtesy of the Luigi Ghirri Estate and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York © 2014 Eredi Luigi Ghirri. Image Courtesy of Barbican Art Gallery +27

INSIDE Awards Name 2014’s Best Interiors (Round 1)

00:00 - 1 October, 2014
INSIDE Awards Name 2014’s Best Interiors (Round 1), BEST of Retail: Cultura Bookstore; Sao Paulo, Brazil / studio mk27. Image Courtesy of INSIDE
BEST of Retail: Cultura Bookstore; Sao Paulo, Brazil / studio mk27. Image Courtesy of INSIDE

This Brazilian bookstore in São Paulo was name the best Retail Interior of 2014 as part of the first round of awards announced at the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Winners have been revealed across five diverse categories, with an addition four category winners to be announced tomorrow evening. 

See what INSIDE deemed to be the best Bar & Restaurant, Hotel, and Residence of 2014 after the break.

Alejandro Zaera-Polo Steps Down as Princeton's Dean of Architecture

00:00 - 1 October, 2014
Alejandro Zaera-Polo Steps Down as Princeton's Dean of Architecture, Courtesy of Princeton University Office of Communications, © John Jameson (2012)
Courtesy of Princeton University Office of Communications, © John Jameson (2012)

Alejandro Zaera-Polo, the head of Alejandro Zaera-Polo & Maider Llaguno Architecture, today announced that he is stepping down as the Dean of Architecture at Princeton University's School of Architecture. Zaera-Polo was appointed to the position in 2012 having been a visiting lecturer at the school since 2008, but stepped down in order to devote more time to his research and professional activities. He will continue to serve as a professor at the school, and his predecessor Stan Allen will take up the role of Acting Dean until a permanent replacement is found.

Vila Taguai / Cristina Xavier Arquitetura

01:00 - 30 September, 2014
Vila Taguai / Cristina Xavier Arquitetura, © Daniel Ducci
© Daniel Ducci

© Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci © Joao Xavier +67

Confirmed: Wilkinson Eyre Designs Large-Scale, Transit-Oriented Development for Toronto

01:00 - 30 September, 2014
Confirmed: Wilkinson Eyre Designs Large-Scale, Transit-Oriented Development for Toronto, Courtesy of Ivanhoé Cambridge
Courtesy of Ivanhoé Cambridge

Developer Ivanhoé Cambridge has confirmed plans for a major, multi-phased office and transit development in the heart of Toronto’s financial core, just east of Union Station. Designed by London-based Wilkinson Eyre, following an international competition, the two-tower development will rise on both sides of the railway tracks and connect via an elevated public park. The South tower will include a major new GO Bus Terminal serving Union Station and will be topped with commercial retail.

More on the development, after the break.

Finalists for 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Announced

01:00 - 30 September, 2014
Finalists for 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Announced, Makoko/Iwaya Waterfront Restoration Plan. Image © BFI
Makoko/Iwaya Waterfront Restoration Plan. Image © BFI

Seven humanitarian initiatives have been nominated for "Socially-Responsible Design's Highest Award,” the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge. Presented by the Buckminster Fuller Institute, the $100,000 prize is awarded each year to scientists, students, designers, architects, activists, entrepreneurs, artists and planners from all over the world using innovative solutions to solve some of humanity’s most pressing problems.

Among this year’s finalists are a floating health clinic in Lake Tanganyika, a comprehensive coastal resiliency plan for the Northeastern Seaboard, and a waterfront regeneration plan for the Makoko/Iwaya community. 

The 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Finalists are…

"Briefly": a Documentary About Design's Least Significant Piece of Paper

00:00 - 30 September, 2014

When we evaluate the work of architects and other designers, we often treat it as if the design was created in a vacuum. It's easy to forget that the vast majority of designs emerge from a collaboration between the designer and their client, and when it comes to the design's success the input of the client can often be as important as the work of the designer. This creative relationship can be a difficult one to navigate, yet it is usually held together by a single document: the brief.

Released today, this half-hour documentary by director Tom Bassett entitled Briefly takes a long hard look at the brief, with architects Frank Gehry and David Rockwell, industrial designer Yves Béhar, illustrator and author Maira Kalman, marketing executive John C Jay and creative executive John Boiler all pitching in their experience with creative briefs, and recounting stories where, for better or for worse, the brief had a major effect on their work.

More on the documentary after the break

Pomona College Studio Art Hall / wHY

01:00 - 30 September, 2014
Pomona College Studio Art Hall / wHY, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +48

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pomona Hall, Amherst, Claremont, CA 91711, United States
  • Landscape

    wHY in collaboration with EPT Design
  • Furniture/Objects

    wHY in collaboration with the Pomona College Art Department
  • Area

    35000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Kindergarten and Day Care Center “Kunterbunt” / Ecker Architekten

01:00 - 30 September, 2014
Kindergarten and Day Care Center “Kunterbunt” / Ecker Architekten, © Brigida González
© Brigida González

© Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González +46

Bow House / Edwards Moore

01:00 - 30 September, 2014
Bow House / Edwards Moore, © Fraser Marsden
© Fraser Marsden

© Fraser Marsden © Fraser Marsden © Fraser Marsden © Fraser Marsden +29

Online Master Class: Real Estate in the Corporation – More than just an Expense

00:00 - 30 September, 2014
Online Master Class:  Real Estate in the Corporation – More than just an Expense

Online Master Class
Real Estate in the Corporation – More than just an Expense
Date: Oct 7th 2014 at 18:00 Madrid time.
Speaker: Sharon Liebowitz, VP of Global Real Estate, JPMorgan Chase
Registration: click here to register to the event.
Brought to you by: IE School of Architecture & Design

MASS Design Group's Latest Video: Design That Heals

00:00 - 30 September, 2014

In their sixth Beyond the Building video, “Design That Heals,” MASS Design Group explores how architects can improve the lives and health of people everywhere. The video reveals how the work of MASS operates on various scales from everything to designing better furniture to influencing national policies. Their approach to humanitarian architecture begins by empowering the local community to take ownership of new projects, and in turn, bring about significant improvements in the quality of life in places that have previously been overlooked.

For example, talking about MASS Design Group's Butaro Hospital, Rwanda's Minister for Health Dr. Agnes Binagwaho says: "There's this idea of equity to put a hospital, state of the art, in the middle of nowhere. It was not nowhere for everybody, because there are 300,000 people living there." Watch the video above and get involved in the conversation on how architecture can go #beyondthebuilding.

RIBA Future Trends Survey Shows Confidence Remains Steady

00:00 - 30 September, 2014
RIBA Future Trends Survey Shows Confidence Remains Steady, Courtesy of RIBA
Courtesy of RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)'s Future Trends Survey for August showed that confidence among UK practices has remained stable at "a very positive" balance figure of +28. The positive outlook was shared by the whole country, with every region returning a balance figure of above +20 - a significant improvement for Wales and the West, who last month were at a more reserved +12. "Sentiment about future workload prospects for the architects’ profession has been strong throughout 2013 and 2014, and we are now beginning to see this reflected in increased levels in the aggregate value of work in progress," said the RIBA, adding that the increasing workload is being "driven primarily by growth in the commercial and private housing sectors."

Interactive Infographic: How Much do Architecture Graduates Earn?

00:00 - 30 September, 2014
The median total lifetime earnings of architecture graduates (highlighted red) compared to all other majors (excluding  with graduate degrees). Image Courtesy of the Hamilton Project at The Brookings Institution
The median total lifetime earnings of architecture graduates (highlighted red) compared to all other majors (excluding with graduate degrees). Image Courtesy of the Hamilton Project at The Brookings Institution

Using information collected from the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the Hamilton Project at The Brookings Institution has created a set of interactive infographics comparing the lifetime earning potential of graduates of 80 majors. With so much debate over the earning potential of architects, the tool provides us with an invaluable insight into the long-range outlook for members of our profession, charting the both the total lifetime earnings of architects and their average earnings per year over a 42-year career.

Read on after the break for analysis of what the infographics tell us

New Practices New York: Upcoming Firms in the Big Apple

00:00 - 30 September, 2014
New Practices New York: Upcoming Firms in the Big Apple

WHAT: With its fifth biennial competition and exhibition, the AIANY New Practices Committee is proud to recognize six emerging architecture and design firms working in New York City. These firms will be featured in an exhibition opening on October 1 at 6pm at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place. This year, the opening of New Practices New York 2014 will also kick off Archtober 2014, Architecture and Design Month.

Single-family house in Curile / 3biro

01:00 - 30 September, 2014
Single-family house in Curile  / 3biro, © Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

© Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    8330 Čurile, Slovenia
  • Area

    245.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs