Francisco Perez Anampa School / Architecture For Humanity

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Architects: Architecture For Humanity
Location: , Ica, Perú
Design Fellow: Diego Collazos
Colaborator: Arturo Novelli – Edificaciones America
Project Coordinator: Ofelia Harten
Area: 557 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Architecture For Humanity

Fletcher Hotel / Benthem Crouwel Architects

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Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects
Location: ,
Project Team: Jan Benthem, Peter Kropp, Okke van den Broek, Pieter Rijpstra, Volker Krenz
Project Management: M. Caransa b.v
Area: 7000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jannes Linders, Rene van Dongen

Courtesy of Washington University in St. Louis
Courtesy of Washington University in St. Louis

‘Future of Cities’ Daniel Libeskind Lecture

Taking place this coming Tuesday, April 2nd at 6:30pm, Daniel Libeskind…, one of the most celebrated architects working today, will be delivering the ‘Future of Cities’ lecture as part of the Assembly Series at Washington University in St. Louis. His presentation, sponsored by the Sam Fox School

Apartment Building in Chailly / Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architects

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Architects: Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architects
Location: Lausanne,
Architect In Charge:
Civil Engineer: SD ingénierie Lausanne SA
Environmental Engineer: Planair SA
Area: 600 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tonatiuh Ambrosetti

Fire Station / Van Rooijen Nourbakhsh Architecten

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Architects: Van Rooijen Nourbakhsh Architecten
Location: Vleuten, Utrecht,
Interior Architect:
Client: Ontwikkelingsbedrijf Gemeente Utrecht
Year: 2011
Photographs: Cornbread Works

Y-Clinic / ARCO Architects

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Architects: ARCO Architects
Location: , Ibaraki, Japan
Architect In Charge: Kimitaka Aoki
Structural Engineer: Yasuhiro Kaneda
Area: 1,989 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ippei Shinzawa

Arup Documentary: Traces of Peter Rice

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has been described as both one of the best and architects of the twentieth century. Unhappy with the role that play in designing buildings, Rice dedicated his life to championing brave innovation and poetry through structure in a way that helped bridge the gap between engineering and architecture. His desire to work in tandem with architects, towards a shared vision, made him one of the most in-demand of the twentieth century.

Read more about this amazing man and check out the video after the break…

B+L HQ / 137kilo Architekci

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Architects: 137kilo Architekci
Location: , Poland
Team: 137kilo + Beza Projekt, Anna Łoskiewicz, Zofia Strumiłło-Sukiennik, Jan Sukiennik, Bartłomiej Popiela, Krzysztof Benke, Alicja Getka, Robert Kłoś, Tomek Korzewski
Wall Graphics: Tymek Jezierski
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jacek Kołodziejski

Assess: Who Cares for Chilean Cities?

“Assess: Chile at Columbia” is an initiative led by the Latin Lab at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation’s (GSAPP) of that discusses, in several formats, the state of contemporary cities in the southern country by addressing the question: who cares for Chilean cities?

This project aims to raise questions and skip external, often patronizing understandings of Chilean practices. To do so, “Assess: at Columbia” invites Chilean scholars who— closely in touch with both national practices and international debates in the fields of architecture, public space, and urban projects—are uniquely positioned to initiate a critical conversation.

Distinguished Chilean scholars Luis Eduardo Bresciani, Romy Hecht, and Rodrigo Pérez de Arce selected three projects to represent each of the aforementioned categories in the exhibition Answers form Architecture, Public Space and Urban Projects, to be held on the 100 Level of Avery Hall. This show will inform the Conference “Who cares for Chilean cities?,” at which renowned US-based scholars Saskia Sassen, Stan Allen, and Iñaki Ábalos will assess the topics and works presented by their Chilean peers, opening up a further discussion moderated by GSAPP faculty Clara Irazábal, Galia Solomonoff, and Enrique Walker.

Inhabitable Sculpture / Jean-Maxime Labrecque

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Architects: Jean-Maxime Labrecque
Location: Montreal, Quebec,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Frederic Bouchard

Report Suggests Demolishing Unsustainable Mid-Century Skyscrapers in New York

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Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial plans to rezone midtown New York, allowing for bigger and bolder , has found an unlikely ally in the form of environmentalists.

Re-zoning midtown would ultimately lead to the demolition of the corporate steel and glass skyscrapers, which preservationists argue are emblematic of the cutting edge modernism that swept 1950′s America. However, landlords contest that – for the most part – they are poorly built copycats of seminal landmarks such as the Seagram and Lever buildings and are not particularly significant or suited for modern needs.

More information after the break..

Sugamo Shinkin Bank, Ekoda Branch / Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design

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Architects: Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design
Location: -ku, Tokyo
Architect In Charge: Emmanuelle Moureaux
Interior Design: Emmanuelle Moureaux
General Contractor: Shiraishi Construction Corporation
Area: 57,408 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Daisuke Shima

See ArchDaily's exclusive coverage of the Pritzker Prize

Denise Scott Brown Demands Recognition from Pritzker

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During a speech at the AJ Women in Architecture luncheon in London last week, postmodern icon Denise Scott Brown requested to be acknowledged retrospectively for her role in Robert Venturi’s 1991 , describing Pritzker’s inability to acknowledge her involvement as “very sad”.

Although at the time of the award Brown had co-partnered their practice Venturi Scott Brown and Associates for over 22 years and played a critical role in the evolution of architectural theory and design alongside Venturi for the over 30 years, as well as co-authored the transformative 1970’s book Learning from Las Vegas, her role as “wife” seemed to have trumped her role as an equal partner when the Pritzker jury chose to only honor her husband, Venturi.

More information and an online petition after the break…

Center of Air Navigation Services / ZSK Architects

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Architects: ZSK Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: László Kalmár, Zsolt Zsuffa
Project Architect: Gábor Nagy
Assistant Architects: Glória Papp, Szilvia Rehus (competition), Katalin Fazekas, Zsófia Lázár, Mihály Kanyó, Roland Németh, András Gali, Iván Kund, Balázs Rose
Interior Design: Gábor Szokolyai, Dénes Kovács
Area: 10500.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky

Courtesy of C.F. Møller
Courtesy of C.F. Møller

Long Lane Housing Proposal / C.F. Møller

Long Lane, a key section of the Great Kneighton development on the southern fringe of Cambridge, has recently received planning approval, which will provide 273 homes over 5.4 hectares. Designed by C.F. Møller… their contemporary masterplan retains historic features from

Architecture by Robots, For Humanity

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Architecture is quickly adopting the popular technology of robots. Although it is slightly hard to define what “” really means, for architecture, it tends to refer to anything from arms to CNC mills to 3D printers. Basically, they are programmable, mechanical, and automated instruments that assist in processes of digital fabrication.

So, what might robots mean for architecture? A more precise architecture which could contribute to a more sustainable building life cycle? More innovative design derived from algorithmic processes? A more efficient prefabrication process that could reduce the time and cost of construction?

Probably a mix of all three. But more importantly, what might robots mean for humans? Robotic replacement for the construction worker? Loss of local craftsmanship and construction knowledge? Maybe. But I might reformulate the question. Asking what robots mean for humans implies passivity.

What I ask, then, is what can robots do for humans?

The Mississauga Public Library Project / RDH Architects

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Architects: RDH Architects
Location: Mississauga, Ontario,
Architect In Charge: RDH Architects
Design Team: Tyler Sharp, Bob Goyeche, Graham Gavine, Sanjoy Pal, Marnie Williams, Scott Waugh, George Agnew
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of RDH Architects

Tartu Health Care College / Kavakava Architects

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Architects: Kavakava Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Siiri Vallner, Indrek Peil
Interior Design: Tarmo Piirmets PINK
Area: 6,480 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Jaan Sokk, Martin Siplane