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B+B House / Studio MK27 + Galeria Arquitetos

01:00 - 8 December, 2014
B+B House / Studio MK27 + Galeria Arquitetos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +58

  • Architects

  • Location

    State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Marcio Kogan, Fernanda Neiva
  • Co-architect

    Renata Furlanetto
  • Interior Design

    Diana Radomysler
  • Project Team

    Julia Pinheiro Ribeiro
  • Area

    683.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Silver Bay / SAOTA

01:00 - 8 December, 2014
Silver Bay / SAOTA, © Adam Letch
© Adam Letch

© Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Enda Cavanagh © Adam Letch +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shelley Point, St Helena Bay, South Africa
  • Design Team

    Greg Truen, Yusuf Vahed, Mark Rielly, Ashleigh Gilmour, Silvia Eigelaar
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

AD Interviews: Juulia Kauste / Museum of Finnish Architecture (MFA)

01:00 - 8 December, 2014

On her recent trip to Chile for the Finland-Chile Architecture Marathon lecture series we had the chance to chat with Juulie Kauste, the director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture (MFA) in Helsinki. “[MFA] has always had the dual mission of focusing on collecting the heritage of architecture in Finland as well as focusing on contemporary architecture both in Finland and internationally,” Kauste explained.

One of the oldest architecture-focused museums in the world, MFA is unusual in that not only do they archive the work of every Finnish architect, but they also play an active role in promoting Finnish architecture and participating in the global architectural community. At both the Shenzhen Biennale and the 2014 Venice Biennale, MFA hosted “Re-Creation,” an installation that used both traditional Finnish and Chinese construction techniques to explore the concepts of “copying” and “reinterpretation.”

“The key part of the role of the museum is to provide a platform for a discussion and debate around architecture and around the ways in which architecture matters to society,” Kauste said. “It’s very much about this idea of sharing information about architecture, making information about architecture available, but also understandable.”

See what else Kauste has to say about what the role of architecture museums should be, how the digital age is affecting museums and the benefits of cross-cultural collaboration in the full video interview above and check out some of our past coverage on MFA below.  

Legal Challenge Dropped After Maggie's Agrees Changes to Holl's St Bart's Design

00:00 - 8 December, 2014
Legal Challenge Dropped After Maggie's Agrees Changes to Holl's St Bart's Design, Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

A legal challenge against Steven Holl's design for the new Maggie's Centre at St Bart's Hospital in London has been dropped, after Holl and Maggie's agreed to change the design. The challenge was brought by the Friends of the Great Hall, a group that has been campaigning against Holl's design and arguing that it would have a detrimental effect on the adjacent Great Hall designed by James Gibb in the 18th century.

Holl's design narrowly won planning permission in July, however the Friends of the great hall launched the judicial review a month later as a final attempt to block the scheme.

Wilkinson Eyre Claim Plagiarism At 2015 Milan Expo Site

00:00 - 8 December, 2014
Wilkinson Eyre Claim Plagiarism At 2015 Milan Expo Site, The 'Tree of Life' at the 2015 Milan Expo's Italian Pavilion. Image © Marco Balich / Studio Gio’ Forma
The 'Tree of Life' at the 2015 Milan Expo's Italian Pavilion. Image © Marco Balich / Studio Gio’ Forma

It seems as though the complex case of architectural copyright has been a major talking point of 2014. As the year begins to draw to a close, a fresh tension has risen between two European offices. British practice Wilkinson Eyre have claimed that a central structure at the site of the 2015 Milan Expo is direct plagiarism of their Cooled Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay project in Singapore, completed in 2012. According to an article in The Telegraph, the 'Tree of Life' will "form the centre-piece of the Italian pavilion" in Milan.

UNESCO Launches Design Competition for Bamiyan Cultural Centre in Afghanistan

01:00 - 8 December, 2014
UNESCO Launches Design Competition for Bamiyan Cultural Centre in Afghanistan

As Afghanistan begins its second decade of democratic governance after nearly 30 years of political instability, through the funding from the Republic of Korea, UNESCO has teamed up with the Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture, to build a Cultural Center close to the boundaries of the Bamiyan World Heritage property. With the realisation of the Bamiyan Cultural Centre, Afghans have the opportunity to recapture their heritage, to create a new impact on a historical site and to foster a positive relationship between their struggles and their hopes.

“This new architectural programme can challenge cultural barriers, reaffirm Afghanistan’s remarkable ancient history and enforce culture as a foundational component to Afghan national identity and peace-building,” states UNESCO.

ISANA / Niko Design Studio

01:00 - 8 December, 2014
ISANA / Niko Design Studio, © Taketo Nishikubo
© Taketo Nishikubo

© Taketo Nishikubo © Masaya Yoshimura © Masaya Yoshimura © Taketo Nishikubo +14

Synopsis / ansham architects

01:00 - 8 December, 2014
Synopsis / ansham architects, © Ashley Gendek
© Ashley Gendek

© Ashley Gendek © Ashley Gendek © Ashley Gendek © Ashley Gendek +30

ABDM and RAU Win Competition to Design College Campus in Kortrijk

00:00 - 7 December, 2014
ABDM and RAU Win Competition to Design College Campus in Kortrijk , © ABDM and RAU
© ABDM and RAU

Belgian architects ABDM and Dutch architects RAU have been selected over eight teams to design the new Howest College Campus in Kortrijk. A collaboration with Delva Landscape Architects, the school will act as the campus’ main building, open to all 24/7. 

Snow Hotel / 1990 uao + Archigroup MA

01:00 - 7 December, 2014
Snow Hotel  / 1990 uao + Archigroup MA, © Sun Namgoong
© Sun Namgoong

© Sun Namgoong © MTO © Sun Namgoong © Sun Namgoong +72

  • Architects

  • Location

    Banpo-daero 14-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    archigroup ma
  • Interiors

    1990 uao
  • Area

    3771.0 sqm
  • Photographs

The Z Axis International Conference to Explore "Great City, Terrible Place" in India

00:00 - 7 December, 2014
The Z Axis International Conference to Explore "Great City, Terrible Place" in India, Courtesy of The Z Axis
Courtesy of The Z Axis

Curated by the Charles Correa Foundation, the Z Axis is an annual conference bringing together pioneers, thought leaders, influencers, professionals, and students in the fields of architecture and urban design to create an intellectual community focused on issues related to the context of India and the developing world. Fifteen speakers will gather from across the globe to explore the theme of Great City…Terrible Place, including Charles CorreaDavid Adjaye, Alfredo Brillembourg of Urban Think Tank, Spain's "guerrilla architect" Santiago Cirugeda, Simone Sfriso of Studio TAM Associati and more.  

TED Talk: How Painting Can Transform Communities / Haas&Hahn

00:00 - 7 December, 2014

First inspired with a grand vision to transform Rio de Janeiro’s most notorious slum into a community united by color, artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn of Haas&Hahn have found an ingenious and stunning way to empower some of the world’s most impoverished communities through art. 

Cybertopia: The Digital Future of Analog Architectural Space

00:00 - 7 December, 2014
Cybertopia: The Digital Future of Analog Architectural Space, 2. Cybertopia. Death of analogous cities. Image © Egor Orlov
2. Cybertopia. Death of analogous cities. Image © Egor Orlov

"Cyberspace, filled with bugs and glitches – the components of its natural habitat – will form a completely new and previously unknown location when released into a real city  – Cybertopia," says Egor Orlov, a current student at the Strelka Institute in Moscow. According to Orlov, the physical world is on the brink of a major technological breakthrough that will revolutionize the way architects conceive of space – closing the gap between analog and digital.

Cybertopia - completed while he was a student at the Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering under tutors Akhtiamov I.I. and Akhtiamova R.H. and nominated for the Archiprix Madrid 2015 - exists as another dimension for Orlov, where fairy tales come to life and science harmonizes with engineering and architectural design. "Future of an Architecture Space. Cybertopia. Death of Analogous Cities," delves into a fantasy world where the "possibility to fly or walk from one planet to another" becomes an illustrated reality using a combination of drafting-based techniques and a wild imagination.

Enter the hybrid technological-analog world of Cybertopia after the break

© Egor Orlov 6. Housing of the future city. Program section. Image © Egor Orlov 10. Model of the future city. Image © Egor Orlov 29. Postcards from the future. Image © Egor Orlov +42

Regent Road / architecture:m

01:00 - 7 December, 2014
Regent Road  / architecture:m, Courtesy of architecture:m
Courtesy of architecture:m

Courtesy of architecture:m Courtesy of architecture:m Courtesy of architecture:m Courtesy of architecture:m +12

Grotto Sauna / Partisans

01:00 - 7 December, 2014
Grotto Sauna / Partisans, © Jonathan Friedman
© Jonathan Friedman

© Jonathan Friedman © Jonathan Friedman © Jonathan Friedman © Jonathan Friedman +35

UK Start-Up Hopes to Manufacture World's First Intelligent All-Glass Living Suite

00:00 - 7 December, 2014
UK Start-Up Hopes to Manufacture World's First Intelligent All-Glass Living Suite, A proposal for the Photon House, a large scale variation of the Photon Space for permanent living. Image Courtesy of The Photon Project
A proposal for the Photon House, a large scale variation of the Photon Space for permanent living. Image Courtesy of The Photon Project

UK start-up company The Photon Project has announced its plan to launch the Photon Space, the world's first intelligent all-glass living unit. Motivated by the major positive benefits that natural light can have on our energy levels, sleep pattern and overall health, the goal of the Photon Space is to create a dwelling that allows its occupants a maximum connection to the outside world.

Posited as an ideal addition to hotels, spas, health retreats, medical centres, and other resorts, the skin of the Photon Space is made of smart glass supported by curving glass beams, switching from transparent to opaque in seconds with the help of an iPhone app.

Courtesy of The Photon Project Courtesy of The Photon Project The Photon Space at sunset. Image Courtesy of The Photon Project Courtesy of The Photon Project +13

2015 Wheelwright Prize

01:00 - 7 December, 2014
2015 Wheelwright Prize , Jose Ahedo, Blanca Pyrenees, Education Center (Els Hostalets de Tost, Spain, 2013). Image Courtesy of Wheelwright Prize
Jose Ahedo, Blanca Pyrenees, Education Center (Els Hostalets de Tost, Spain, 2013). Image Courtesy of Wheelwright Prize

The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) is pleased to announce the third edition of the Wheelwright Prize, an open international competition that awards $100,000 to a talented early-career architect to support travel-based research. The 2015 Wheelwright Prize will begin accepting applications online on January 5; the deadline for submissions is January 30. This annual prize is dedicated to fostering new forms of architectural research informed by cross-cultural engagement.

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