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Kayak Club / Gril Kikelj Arhitekti

01:00 - 7 December, 2014
Kayak Club / Gril Kikelj Arhitekti, Courtesy of Boštjan Kikelj, Klavdij Kikelj
Courtesy of Boštjan Kikelj, Klavdij Kikelj

Courtesy of Boštjan Kikelj, Klavdij Kikelj Courtesy of Boštjan Kikelj, Klavdij Kikelj Courtesy of Boštjan Kikelj, Klavdij Kikelj Courtesy of Boštjan Kikelj, Klavdij Kikelj +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Celje, Slovenia
  • Architect in Charge

    Matjaž Gril, Klavdij Kikelj
  • Site Area

    1700 M2
  • Area

    580.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Boštjan Kikelj, Klavdij Kikelj

Dressing room for a garden with a pond / Clara Nubiola

01:00 - 7 December, 2014
Dressing room for a garden with a pond / Clara Nubiola, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +20

  • Interior Designers

  • Location

    43143 El Milà, Tarragona, Spain
  • Project Design

    Clara Nubiola
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Open Call: 2015 Australian Architect in Residence Program

00:00 - 6 December, 2014
Open Call: 2015 Australian Architect in Residence Program, AIA National Award Winner: Prahran Hotel / Techne Architects. Image © Peter Clarke
AIA National Award Winner: Prahran Hotel / Techne Architects. Image © Peter Clarke

Applications have opened for the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2015 Droga Architect in Residence program. The Droga residency, one of only a few architectural residencies worldwide, offers successful applicants the opportunity to engage with the Australian architecture community over a 12 week period. Submissions are invited from practitioners based outside Australia for residencies available between June and December 2015. 

Video: Olafur Eliasson Gives Advice to Young Creatives

00:00 - 6 December, 2014

"Be very sensitive to where you are, in what times and in what parts of the world, and how that constitutes the artistic practice," says Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson in this recent video from Louisiana Channel. In Advice to the Young, Eliasson deliberates on creative practice, urging young artists to take risks and produce meaningful work. "Just because you think about a work of art," says Eliasson, "it is not necessarily a work of art." Most recently, Eliasson has made headlines for his immersive exhibition Riverbed at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art which explores the intersection between nature and the built environment. Revered as one of the world's leading sculptural and installation artists, Eliasson is adamant that the practice of working with art remains to be "very fierce, very strong and very robust."

Astor Hellas HQ / MALVI

01:00 - 6 December, 2014
Astor Hellas HQ / MALVI, © Giorgio Papadopoulos
© Giorgio Papadopoulos

© Giorgio Papadopoulos © Giorgio Papadopoulos © Giorgio Papadopoulos © Giorgio Papadopoulos +28

Bakery in Pozoamargo / Isabel Escudero Herrera

01:00 - 6 December, 2014
Bakery in Pozoamargo / Isabel Escudero Herrera, Courtesy of Isabel Escudero Herrera
Courtesy of Isabel Escudero Herrera

Courtesy of Isabel Escudero Herrera Courtesy of Isabel Escudero Herrera Courtesy of Isabel Escudero Herrera Courtesy of Isabel Escudero Herrera +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    16708 Pozoamargo, Cuenca, Spain
  • Area

    236.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Isabel Escudero Herrera

Competition Entry: Saucier + Perrotte Designs Glass Pavilion for Montreal Botanical Garden

01:00 - 6 December, 2014
Competition Entry: Saucier + Perrotte Designs Glass Pavilion for Montreal Botanical Garden, © Saucier + Perrotte Architectes / Luxigon / Michel Desvigne Paysagiste
© Saucier + Perrotte Architectes / Luxigon / Michel Desvigne Paysagiste

Conceived as a natural extension of the existing pathways at Montreal’s Botanical Garden, Saucier + Perrotte architectes’ proposal for the “Espace Pour la Vie Glass Pavilion” competition was envisioned as an immersive glass shelter “eroded” within a lush landscape. The architects, who were also responsible for designing the garden’s 2001 First Nation Garden Pavilion, were among the competition finalists. You can learn more about their proposal, after the break. 

KILO Pitches Woven Tent Outside of Jean Novel’s Arab World Institute

00:00 - 6 December, 2014
KILO Pitches Woven Tent Outside of Jean Novel’s Arab World Institute , © IMA
© IMA

In conjunction with the Contemporary Morocco exhibit (Le Maroc Contemporain) at the Jean Nouvel-designed Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, a giant tent has been constructed on the plaza in front of the building. Designed by Tarik Oualalou and Linna Choi of KILO, the tent harmonizes contemporary design and technical innovation with traditional fabrication methods. Constructed from more than 650-square-meters of camel and goat wool woven by female cooperatives in the Saharan desert, the tent serves as an urban landmark and a symbol for the Contemporary Morocco exhibit. The rhythm and scale of the tent’s silhouette renders a topographic dimension to the structure which pays homage to the nomadic traditions of southern Morocco.

POWERHOUSE - KL Pilates Studio / Jacobs-Yaniv Architects

01:00 - 6 December, 2014
POWERHOUSE - KL Pilates Studio / Jacobs-Yaniv Architects, © Yoav Gurin
© Yoav Gurin

© Yoav Gurin © Yoav Gurin © Yoav Gurin © Yoav Gurin +18

Elementary School S. João Brito / CorreiaRagazzi arquitectos

01:00 - 6 December, 2014
Elementary School S. João Brito / CorreiaRagazzi arquitectos, © Alberto Plácido
© Alberto Plácido

© Alberto Plácido © Alberto Plácido © Alberto Plácido © Alberto Plácido +26

Excerpt: Edwin Abbott's 'Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions'

01:00 - 6 December, 2014
Excerpt: Edwin Abbott's 'Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions'

Published in London in 1884, Edwin Abbot’s amusing short novel Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a biting critique of Victorian social hierarchies and a canonical work of scientific and theological commentary. It is also a remarkable spatial allegory, challenging conceptions of visual reality and postulating on the existence of unfamiliar dimensions that are obscured by the learned limits of our own knowledge. The book’s narrator, A Square, lives in a two-dimensional planar world inhabited by geometric shapes that are stratified into social classes based on the number of their sides. Polygons constitute the highest classes, while the laboring isosceles triangles exist only above the women, straight lines condemned to tirelessly wiggle back and forth to make themselves visible. One day, A Square receives a strange visitor—a Sphere—from a three-dimensional place called Spaceland, who reveals to him the limits of his conceived reality. Posing enduring questions of knowledge, reason, and faith, this deeply architectural novel is simultaneously among the most entertaining articulations of a phenomenological approach to our sensory understanding of space.

The first three sections of the book are excerpted below.

London's Olympicopolis Site to Receive Government Funding

00:00 - 6 December, 2014
London's Olympicopolis Site to Receive Government Funding, London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park featuring, from left to right, Zaha Hadid's Aquatics Centre, the ArcelorMittal Orbit, and the Olympic Stadium by Populous. The Olympicopolis site is on the far left. Image © Flickr CC user Martin Pettitt
London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park featuring, from left to right, Zaha Hadid's Aquatics Centre, the ArcelorMittal Orbit, and the Olympic Stadium by Populous. The Olympicopolis site is on the far left. Image © Flickr CC user Martin Pettitt

The UK Government has announced £140 million in public funds will be granted to the planned "Olympicopolis" cultural quarter in East London, in the former 2012 Olympic Park. The museum and educational district is planned to feature a new outpost for the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum and Sadler’s Wells theatre, and a new campus for the University of the Arts London.

The site, which is just North of Zaha Hadid's Aquatics Centre, is the focus of an ongoing design competition which reportedly attracted almost 1,000 expressions of interest in the contest's pre-registration phase. The winner of the competition will be announced in March.

Kjellander + Sjöberg Take First Place with Rosendal Apartments

00:00 - 6 December, 2014
Kjellander + Sjöberg Take First Place with Rosendal Apartments, Street View of Exterior. Image Courtesy of Kjellander + Sjöberg
Street View of Exterior. Image Courtesy of Kjellander + Sjöberg

Kjellander + Sjöberg has won first place in a land transfer competition for Uppsala Municipality. Tasked with the transformation of a city block next to Uppsala’s central square, the architects created an inviting complex of timber apartments surrounding a communal courtyard. Designed to foster a sense of community among residents, the Rosendal complex is, as the project’s architects state, “full of character and unlike anything else.”

House IM / Miyahara Architect Office

01:00 - 6 December, 2014
House IM / Miyahara Architect Office, © Mitsumasa Fujitsuka
© Mitsumasa Fujitsuka

© Mitsumasa Fujitsuka © Mitsumasa Fujitsuka © Mitsumasa Fujitsuka © Mitsumasa Fujitsuka +18

Video: The Glass House / Workshop “filming architecture”

00:00 - 5 December, 2014

In a three day pilot workshop, students from the Architecture and Urbanism School of Mackenzie Presbyterian University in São Paulo took part in an introduction to architecture filmmaking. Coordinated by architects Gabriel Kogan and Pedro Kok, the group spent a day at Lina Bo Bardi's Glass House in São Paulo following theoretical and technical lectures. 

The idea was to recreate – now in moving images – an iconic photograph of the site  by exploring issues of representation, transparency, interior/exterior, promenades, ways of living and the tectonics of this architectural masterpiece.

CdV House / DDA Despacho de Arquitectura

01:00 - 5 December, 2014
CdV House / DDA Despacho de Arquitectura, © Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Omar Rendón, José Luis López de la C.
  • Project team

    Artemio García Diaz
  • Translation

    Pilar IslasE
  • Area

    356.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

City Fire Station Antwerp / Hub

01:00 - 5 December, 2014
City Fire Station Antwerp / Hub, © Ilse Liekens
© Ilse Liekens

© Ilse Liekens © Marcel Van Coile © Marcel Van Coile © Ilse Liekens +40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sint-Jacobsmarkt, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
  • Partners

    bureau bouwtechniek, bas, atlas building engineering, venac
  • Contractor

    Renotec
  • Area

    2015.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Safdie Architects Design Glass "Air Hub" for Singapore Changi Airport

00:00 - 5 December, 2014
Safdie Architects Design Glass "Air Hub" for Singapore Changi Airport, © Safdie Architects
© Safdie Architects

Today, Safdie Architects revealed plans for a glass, spherical “air hub” that will be built at the center of the Singapore’s Changi Airport, the world’s sixth busiest airport. The “jeweled” biodome was presented as a “new paradigm” for international airports that will boost Singapore’s stopover appeal and become a “lifestyle destination” for both travelers and local residents.

Learn more about the design and a word from Moshe Safdie, after the break.