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Provencher_Roy Wins RAIC’s 2015 Architectural Firm Award

13:15 - 19 February, 2015
Provencher_Roy Wins RAIC’s 2015 Architectural Firm Award, Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavillon of Quebec and Canadian Art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts - 2011; Montreal, Canada. ImageMarc Cramer
Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavillon of Quebec and Canadian Art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts - 2011; Montreal, Canada. ImageMarc Cramer

Montreal-based practice Provencher_Roy has been selected to receive the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s (RAIC) 2015 Architectural Firm Award. Chosen for their consistent, high quality work that spans 32 years, the 150-person firm was also praised by the jury for their dedication to mentorship. 

“Provencher_Roy was chosen for the breadth and consistently high quality of work over many years,” said the five-member jury. “They have worked with a broad range of clients and project types. The firm is recognized for its collaborative work and the excellence of its working and peer-learning environment.”

Populous Unveils Plan to Redevelop Jacksonville's Shipyards District

13:18 - 19 February, 2015
Populous Unveils Plan to Redevelop Jacksonville's Shipyards District, Shipyards aerial view. Image Courtesy of Populous
Shipyards aerial view. Image Courtesy of Populous

Populous' has released plans to redevelop Jacksonville, Florida’s riverfront Shipyards district into a massive recreation and entertainment hub. Unveiled by the Jacksonville Jaguars' team owner Shad Khan and president Mark Lamping, the property will be injected with life to better stimulate economic activity in the area and make the forgotten plot a bustling destination for locals and tourists alike.

Read on after the break for more information and an animation of the Shipyards vision.

Shipyards "Stay" quadrant. Image Courtesy of Populous Shipyards "Work" quadrant. Image Courtesy of Populous Shipyards "Live" quadrant. Image Courtesy of Populous Shipyards "Live" quadrant. Image Courtesy of Populous +14

Submit Your Best Projects for WAF 2015

10:00 - 19 February, 2015
Submit Your Best Projects for WAF 2015

The search for the winning projects for the 2015 World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards has already begun and now is the time to submit your best projects for consideration. WAF is the world’s largest architectural festival and awards event, annually recognizing exceptional architecture projects from around the globe.

Projects are considered across 30 categories and every entry will be listed on WAF’s global architecture archive, worldbuildingsdirectory.com. If selected as a finalist, you will be invited to the WAF festival in November at Singapore’s Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre to present your project in front of the WAF jury, which includes Kerry Hill, Sir Peter Cook, Sou FujimotoBenedetta TagliabueCharles Jencks, and Manuelle Gautrand.

This year WAF will be held from November 4-6. The festival features three days of  conferences, exhibitions and lectures, during which the awards ceremony will take place. Last year’s theme was “Architects and the City” and featured Rocco Yim and Moshe Safdie as keynote speakers. 

An Interview with Liu Xiaodu, Urbanus

10:30 - 19 February, 2015
An Interview with Liu Xiaodu, Urbanus, Nanshan Wedding Center/ Partner in charge: Meng Yan. Image © Meng Yan & Wu Qiwei
Nanshan Wedding Center/ Partner in charge: Meng Yan. Image © Meng Yan & Wu Qiwei

“If you don’t know or really didn’t study the local culture, do universal design. That’ll keep the quality. If you want to do something that you don’t know, there is a big chance that it’s going to fail and have a bad impact on the city and the people here. Do it in your own way. If you do something good and beautiful back home, you should do exactly the same type and put it here. That’s also a good contribution because you show good architecture quality… Do something universal!” - Liu Xiaodu, Shenzhen, 2013

Founded in 1999, Urbanus is led by its trio of partners Meng Yan, Wang Hui and Liu Xiaodu, all of whom studied first in China and then abroad in the USA before returning to their native country at the very beginning of its construction boom. In this interview Liu Xiaodu discusses the changing realities of Chinese architecture education, the beginnings of their firm and the positive side to the “chaos” of the country's current urban expansion.

Diwang Park/ Partner in charge: Meng Yan, Liu Xiaodu (now demolished). Image Courtesy of Urbanus Maillen Hotel And Apartment / Partner in charge: Meng Yan. Image © Wu Qiwei Maillen Hotel And Apartment / Partner in charge: Meng Yan. Image © Wu Qiwei OCT Loft Renovation / Partner in charge: Liu Xiaodu, Meng Yan. Image Courtesy of Urbanus +12

Milan Expo 2015: Herzog & de Meuron Designs Slow Food Pavilion for Carlo Petrini

09:00 - 19 February, 2015
Milan Expo 2015: Herzog & de Meuron Designs Slow Food Pavilion for Carlo Petrini, Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron have unveiled the design for their Slow Food Pavilion, due for completion by the 2015 Milan Expo in May. Showcasing the work of Carlo Petrini's Slow Food organization, the pavilion promotes the global organization's vision of universal access to "good, clean and fair food."

Sited on a triangular piece of land in the Eastern end of the Expo's central boulevard, the pavilion uses a a triangular configuration of tables to evoke what Herzog & de Meuron describe as "an atmosphere of refectory and market."

UNESCO Reveals Winning Scheme For The Bamiyan Cultural Centre In Afghanistan

05:00 - 19 February, 2015
UNESCO Reveals Winning Scheme For The Bamiyan Cultural Centre In Afghanistan, Winning Entry: Exhibition Space. Image Courtesy of UNESCO
Winning Entry: Exhibition Space. Image Courtesy of UNESCO

, in collaboration with the Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture, have announced the winning proposal for the Bamiyan Cultural Centre. An Argentina-based team, lead by Carlos Nahuel Recabarren alongside Manuel Alberto Martínez Catalán and Franco Morero, were selected from 1,070 design entries from 117 countries. Prepatory work on implementing their scheme, entitled Descriptive Memory: The Eternal Presence of Absence, "will start immediately" close to the boundaries of the Bamiyan World Heritage site.

See the winning entry and the four runners-up after the break.

Runner Up [4]: Entrance View. Image Courtesy of UNESCO Runner Up [2]: Performance Space. Image Courtesy of UNESCO Runner Up [1]: Interior Perspective. Image Courtesy of UNESCO Runner Up [3]: Elevation. Image Courtesy of UNESCO +26

Ocean Deck House / Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

01:00 - 19 February, 2015
Ocean Deck House / Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects, © Matthew Carbone
© Matthew Carbone

© Matthew Carbone © Matthew Carbone © Matthew Carbone © Matthew Carbone +28

D Opera / Studio Zero85

01:00 - 19 February, 2015
D Opera / Studio Zero85, © Sergio Camplone
© Sergio Camplone

© Sergio Camplone © Sergio Camplone © Sergio Camplone © Sergio Camplone +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    65024 Manoppello PE, Italy
  • Architects in Charge

    Mirko Giardino, Mario Michetti, Giovanna Pizzella
  • Area

    260.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

C House in Vicenza / Vittorio Longheu

01:00 - 19 February, 2015
C House in Vicenza / Vittorio Longheu, © Federica Bottoli
© Federica Bottoli

© Federica Bottoli © Federica Bottoli © Federica Bottoli © Federica Bottoli +22

Stone House / CHROFI

01:00 - 19 February, 2015
Stone House  / CHROFI, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Northern Avenue, Tarro NSW 2322, Australia
  • Area

    160.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Espace Bienvenüe / Jean-Philippe Pargade

01:00 - 19 February, 2015
Espace Bienvenüe / Jean-Philippe Pargade, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Luc Boegly © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Luc Boegly +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    77420 Marne-la-Vallée, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Caroline Rigaldiès
  • Partner

    Jean-Pierre Lamache
  • Studies Leader

    Christophe Aubergeon, Malika Benzemra, Marco Carvalho, Joana César, Paolo Correia, Jean-Patrick Degrave, Emmanuèle Fiquet, Emilie Guyot, Antoine Hermanowicz, Joon-Ho Lee, Aline Marthon, Natacha Nass, Lucy Niney, Audrey Oster, Maxime Parin, Anne-Sophie Richard, Samuel Rimbault, Vincent Sengel, Ji Yeon Song, Marie Suvéran, Arthur Tanner, Van Hai Vu
  • Area

    35300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

House B10 / Werner Sobek Group

01:00 - 19 February, 2015
House B10 / Werner Sobek Group, © Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

© Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun +26

A Modern Boathouse in a Canadian Landscape / Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited

01:00 - 19 February, 2015
A Modern Boathouse in a Canadian Landscape / Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited, © Arnaud Marthouret
© Arnaud Marthouret

© Arnaud Marthouret © Arnaud Marthouret © Arnaud Marthouret © Arnaud Marthouret +16

Kulturzentrum Ischgl / Parc Architekten

01:00 - 19 February, 2015
Kulturzentrum Ischgl / Parc Architekten, © David Schreyer
© David Schreyer

© Karl Heinz Courtesy of Parc Architekten © David Schreyer © David Schreyer +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Eggerweg 4, 6561 Ischgl, Austria
  • Architect in Charge

    Michael Fuchs, Barbara Poberschnigg, Di Dipl W-ing
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    David Schreyer, Karl Heinz, Courtesy of Parc Architekten

Brick House / iStudio architecture

01:00 - 19 February, 2015
Brick House  / iStudio architecture, © AN clicks
© AN clicks

© AN clicks © AN clicks © AN clicks © AN clicks +19

Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 3, On Top of Porto's Balconies

00:00 - 19 February, 2015

We teamed up with Building PicturesFilipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their video series “,” which highlights Porto’s most significant buildings over the last 20 years.

The series is comprised of 10 episodes, each focusing on a different theme: light, stairs, balconies, nature, textures, doors, windows, skylights, pavements and structures.

Last week we presented the series’ second episode on the stairs of Porto, and now we present Episode 3 – Balconies. Read the producers’ description of the video after the break.

House H / Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos

01:00 - 19 February, 2015
House H / Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos, © Juan Solano Ojasi
© Juan Solano Ojasi

© Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi +18

Avocado Grove House / Neuman Hayner Architects

01:00 - 19 February, 2015
Avocado Grove House / Neuman Hayner Architects, © Amit Gosher
© Amit Gosher

© Amit Gosher © Amit Gosher © Amit Gosher © Amit Gosher +22