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'T PARK / CUBE Architecten

01:00 - 2 September, 2014
'T PARK / CUBE Architecten, © Yvonne Lukkenaar
© Yvonne Lukkenaar
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jodenbreestraat 25, 1011 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Pieter van der Pot, Marloes van Heteren
  • Client

    City of Amsterdam (PMB)
  • Area

    530.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Yvonne Lukkenaar © Yvonne Lukkenaar © Yvonne Lukkenaar © Yvonne Lukkenaar +12

Hozho House / DesignBuildBLUFF + Colorado Building Workshop

01:00 - 2 September, 2014
Hozho House / DesignBuildBLUFF + Colorado Building Workshop, Courtesy of DesignBuildBLUFF + University of Colorado Denver
Courtesy of DesignBuildBLUFF + University of Colorado Denver
  • Architects

  • Location

    Navajo Mountain, Navajo Mountain, UT 86044, United States
  • Faculty Team

    Rick Sommerfeld, Director Colorado Building Workshop, Jose Galarza, Director DesignBuildBLUFF at the University of Utah
  • Students

    Shawn Adams, Erica Alfaro, Patrick Beseda, Gregory Behlen, Anastasia Chmel, Megan Garrett, Lacy Graham, Patricia Gut, Amy Keil, Anna Huey, Catalina Pedraza, Henry Rahn, Foster Ramsey, Scott Rank, Joe Stevenson, Dana Trill, Iassen Vladimirov, Megan Voiles, Ronald Willison, Kristin Zuro
  • DesignBuildBLUFF Staff

    Hiroko Yamamoto, Atsushi Yamamoto
  • Structural Engineer

    Andy Paddock
  • Area

    800.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of DesignBuildBLUFF + University of Colorado Denver

Courtesy of DesignBuildBLUFF + University of Colorado Denver Courtesy of DesignBuildBLUFF + University of Colorado Denver Courtesy of DesignBuildBLUFF + University of Colorado Denver Courtesy of DesignBuildBLUFF + University of Colorado Denver +15

Le Grand Plateau / Atelier Pierre Thibault

01:00 - 2 September, 2014
Le Grand Plateau / Atelier Pierre Thibault, © Alain Laforest
© Alain Laforest
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mirond Lake, Division No. 18, Unorganized, SK S0P, Canada
  • Design Team

    Pierre Thibault & Jérôme Lapierre
  • Area

    1650.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Alain Laforest © Alain Laforest © Alain Laforest © Alain Laforest +17

Oggi / Makoto Yamaguchi Design

01:00 - 2 September, 2014
Oggi / Makoto Yamaguchi Design, © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura +19

Minga Valpo: Architects and Sustainable Reconstruction in Valparaíso, Chile

00:00 - 2 September, 2014
Courtesy of Minga Valpo
Courtesy of Minga Valpo

After the fire this past April in Valparaíso, Chile, a group of young architects went to the port city to develop a reconstruction project based on energy efficiency, recycled materials, and adaptability to Valparaíso's topographic context. The Minga Valpo project has not only achieved these objectives, but it has also allowed families to help build their own houses. In a mere three months, Minga Valpo has already built three houses.

Take a look at photographs of the project and read the architects' description after the break. 

Courtesy of Minga Valpo Courtesy of Minga Valpo Courtesy of Minga Valpo Courtesy of Minga Valpo +29

UK Airports Commission Rules Out Thames Estuary Airport Plans

00:00 - 2 September, 2014
© Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

The Airports Commission, the independent group charged with planning the future of the London's airport infrastructure, has finally ruled out an ambitious plan for a major airport in the Thames Estuary designed by Foster + Partners and supported by London Mayor Boris Johnson. Chairman of the Airports Commission Sir Howard Davies said the proposal had been ruled out because "the economic disruption would be huge and there are environmental hurdles which it may prove impossible, or very time-consuming to surmount."

Instead, the Airports Commission will select between three options to expand one of London's existing airports at either Heathrow or Gatwick. Read on after the break for the reactions to the decision.

Giveaway: Introducing the Moleskine Tool Belt

00:00 - 2 September, 2014
Courtesy of Moleskine
Courtesy of Moleskine

Moleskine notebooks go as hand-in-hand with architects and designers as the color black. Over the years, these creative individuals have hacked and personalized the simple design of the Moleskine notebook, turning it into wallets, key chains, pen holders, and more. In response to this culture, Moleskine recently came out with their own hack called the Moleskine Tool Belt. 

The Tool Belt is an add-on that attaches to the cover of their notebooks. It contains several compartments for storing pens, smart phones, business cards, eye glasses, and more. We also have two Moleskine Tool Belts to give away - check out the article after the break for your chance to win! 

Al Jazeera’s Rebel Architecture: Episode 3, “The Architecture of Violence”

00:00 - 2 September, 2014

The third episode of Al Jazeera’s “Rebel Architecture” series takes us on a journey through the settlements and roads of the West Bank with London-based, Israeli architect, academic and writer, Eyal Weizman. In the 25-minute episode, Weizman shows the key role of architecture in the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and talks about his latest project, Forensic Architecture, which uses damage to buildings as evidence for war crimes. 

Watch the full episode above and read on after the break for a full episode synopsis and a preview of upcoming episodes…

World Architecture Festival to Kick-Off in One Month

00:00 - 2 September, 2014
World Architecture Festival to Kick-Off in One Month

With only one month to go before the 2014 World Architecture Festival (WAF) begins in Singapore, WAF has unveiled new additions to the Festival Program, including a keynote speech by Ole Scheeren of Buro Ole Scheeren. With “Architects and the City” as WAF’s overarching theme this year, Scheeren’s talk will be on the relationship between architects, architecture and urbanism.

Other keynote speakers include Rocco Yim of Rocco Design Associates who will speak on his involvement in the West Kowloon Cultural District, the largest arts and cultural project in Hong Kong to date, and Richard Rogers who will speak candidly about his life as one of the most influential global figures in architecture and his future agenda. Moshe Safdie will close the Festival, looking back over his extensive career to talk exclusively about the defining moments that shaped its path.

Read on after the break for more information on WAF’s three days of fascinating talks, networking opportunities and its annual awards.

Interview: Behind the Scenes of the University of Toronto's Mental Health Report

00:00 - 2 September, 2014
Interview: Behind the Scenes of the University of Toronto's Mental Health Report, Courtesy of GALDSU
Courtesy of GALDSU

In a TED Talk from 2009, writer Elizabeth Gilbert muses about how uncomfortable she is with the assumption that “creativity and suffering are somehow inherently linked.” The majority of Gilbert's thoughtful and humorous monologue is about finding sanity amidst both success and failure, or in other words, about finding a way to break this link. Earlier this year, the University of Toronto Graduate Architecture Landscape and Design Student Union’s (GALDSU) set out to do just that – break the link between creativity and suffering at their school – and start a productive dialogue about mental health. GALDSU began by gathering the facts through a mental health study of their peers, the results of which we discussed several months ago.

To learn more about what's happened at their school (and beyond) since it was published, we sat down with Joel Leon, the man who spearheaded the effort and the newly elected president of the student union, as well as Elise Hunchuck, the vice-president of the student union.

Viñedo DeCote / Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos

01:00 - 2 September, 2014
Viñedo DeCote / Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ezequiel Montes, Querétaro, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Juan Pablo Serrano Orozco, Rafael Monjaraz Fuentes
  • Builder

    CONVIVE
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro +14

How Fun Hair Salon / JC Architecture

01:00 - 2 September, 2014
© Kyle You
© Kyle You
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lane 51, Section 1, Da'an Road, Daan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Kyle You © Kyle You © Kyle You © Kyle You +23

Grotius Building of Radboud University Nijmegen / Benthem Crouwel Architects

01:00 - 1 September, 2014
Grotius Building of Radboud University Nijmegen / Benthem Crouwel Architects, © Jannes Linders
© Jannes Linders
  • Architects

  • Location

    Montessorilaan 10, Radboud University Nijmegen, 6525 HR Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Lead architects

    Mels Crouwel, Joost Vos
  • Area

    16300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders +39

UNIQLO Le Marais / Wonderwall

01:00 - 1 September, 2014
UNIQLO Le Marais / Wonderwall, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow
  • Architects

  • Location

    39 Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, 75004 Paris, France
  • Area

    800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow +12

Olson Kundig Architects Reinvents Site of Expo '74 World's Fair for 40th Anniversary

01:00 - 1 September, 2014
Olson Kundig Architects Reinvents Site of Expo '74 World's Fair for 40th Anniversary, Concept design for reuse of U.S. Federal Pavilion. Image © Olson Kundig Architects
Concept design for reuse of U.S. Federal Pavilion. Image © Olson Kundig Architects

Forty years ago, the Expo '74 World's Fair opened in Spokane, Washington to great fanfare as the world's first environmentally themed Expo. Perhaps equally as momentous, the former Soviet Union participated for the first time since World War II, and 5.6 million people attended throughout the course of the six month long Fair. This year, Olson Kundig Architects, led by design principal Tom Kundig, partnered with the City of Spokane to reinvent the original park with new concept designs for its structures, program, and facilities.

Concept design for Air Pavilion on Canada Island, night rendering. Image © Olson Kundig Architects Concept design for Water Pavilion. Image © Olson Kundig Architects Concept design for Earth Pavilion. Image © Olson Kundig Architects Concept design for Air Pavilion on Canada Island, day rendering. Image © Olson Kundig Architects +6

Understanding St Louis: The Activism of Bob Hansman

00:00 - 1 September, 2014
Understanding St Louis: The Activism of Bob Hansman, Pruitt Igoe was just one step of the process that led to St Louis' current state. Image by US Geological Survey via Flickr CC User Michael Allen. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
Pruitt Igoe was just one step of the process that led to St Louis' current state. Image by US Geological Survey via Flickr CC User Michael Allen. Used under Creative Commons

For the past few weeks, events in Ferguson, Missouri have prompted many debates over what can or should be done to ease tensions in this suburb of St Louis. But Bob Hansman, a professor at the Washington University in St Louis, is taking a different approach: understanding it first. This interview with Hansman, originally published on the Washington University in St Louis Newsroom, unearths a few of the issues that have made some areas of St Louis so severely dispossessed.

It’s 10am, and Bob Hansman is on a bus addressing students, brandishing a St. Louis guidebook like a prosecutor at trial.

“Today isn’t this,” he growls. “Get ready.”

Discover more about the work of Hansman after the break.

Video: A Drone's-Eye View of Apple's New Campus Under Construction

00:00 - 1 September, 2014

At the moment it may be little more than a colossal, doughnut-shaped hole in the ground, but this video is in fact the first glimpse of Apple's new Norman Foster-designed Campus in Cupertino. The video, shot using a GoPro camera mounted on a drone, shows that construction of the building's huge underground parking garage has begun, with concrete poured in a section of the trench. And, as we've come to expect from Apple, the fact that it's a construction site is no excuse for messiness, meaning that elements of the design are already starting to be legible, such as a wider trench marking the main entrance close to the drone's position. Watch the video above to see the huge campus under construction, and read on after the break for more information about the building's design.

Home Cafes / Penda

01:00 - 1 September, 2014
Home Cafes  / Penda, © Zhi Xia
© Zhi Xia

© Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia +41