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Japanese and Chilean Architects Collaborate to Design Houses for the Ochoalcubo Project

01:00 - 26 August, 2014
Japanese and Chilean Architects Collaborate to Design Houses for the Ochoalcubo Project, Kengo Kuma's proposal. Image Courtesy of Ochoalcubo
Kengo Kuma's proposal. Image Courtesy of Ochoalcubo

Ochoalcubo (Eight-Cubed) is a pioneering project in Chile that seeks to unite leading Chilean and Japanese practices with ground-breaking architecture. The collaborative enterprise was started by Eduardo Godoy, a design impresario who began working in Chile in the 1980s and who has always been a strong advocate for innovative design and architecture in the country. For a nation that boasts more than forty individual schools of architecture, the ever growing number of professionals seems to have had a relatively small impact on Chilean cities. Faced with the seemingly infinite landscape of 'cookie-cutter housing' in the suburbs, Godoy implemented Ochoalcubo in order to provide opportunities for young professionals, alongside fostering a new kind of appreciation for the profession itself. With a large number of architects having taken part in the first stage, including Smiljan Radic (designer of the 2014 Serpentine Pavilion), the third and fourth stage of what is certainly one of the world's largest active architectural laboratories will be launched in the coming days.

See images from all sixteen proposals from third and fourth stages of the Ochoalcubo project, including those by SANAASou FujimotoKengo KumaAlejandro Aravena and Atelier Bow Wow, after the break.

Shams Villa / Karand Group

01:00 - 26 August, 2014
Shams Villa / Karand Group, © Kaveh Seyed Ahmadian
© Kaveh Seyed Ahmadian
  • Architects

  • Location

    Saveh, Iran
  • Design Team

    Ali Shariati, Dokhi Sarabandi, Hadi Shapourian
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Kaveh Seyed Ahmadian © Kaveh Seyed Ahmadian © Kaveh Seyed Ahmadian © Kaveh Seyed Ahmadian +23

Health Sciences and Student Resources Building at North Seattle College / Schacht Aslani Architects

01:00 - 26 August, 2014
Health Sciences and Student Resources Building at North Seattle College / Schacht Aslani Architects, © Lara Swimmer
© Lara Swimmer
  • Architects

  • Location

    9600 College Way North, North Seattle College, Seattle, WA 98103, United States
  • Principal Architects

    Walter Schacht, FAIA; Cima Malek-Aslani, AIA
  • Area

    46500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer +12

Office 05 / i29 interior architects + VMX Architects

01:00 - 26 August, 2014
Office 05 / i29 interior architects + VMX Architects, © Ewout Huibers
© Ewout Huibers

© Ewout Huibers © Ewout Huibers © Ewout Huibers © Ewout Huibers +13

SXSW Eco Names 15 "Place By Desgn" Finalists

01:00 - 26 August, 2014
SXSW Eco Names 15 "Place By Desgn" Finalists, Courtesy of SXSW Eco
Courtesy of SXSW Eco

South by Southwest Eco (SXSW Eco) has announced the finalists in its second annual "Place by Design" competition, which celebrates "cutting-edge ideas in the reinvention of public space." Held from the 6th-8th of October, the offshoot of the SXSW festival explores cutting edge solutions to the challenges of sustainability.

The Place by Design finalists include high profile proposals such as New York's +Pool or the Lowline, but also some lesser-known initiatives such as Dublin's temporary Granby Park. Read on after the break to see all 15 finalists.

Courtesy of SXSW Eco Courtesy of SXSW Eco Courtesy of SXSW Eco Courtesy of SXSW Eco +15

Villa el Libertador Príncipe de Asturias Municipal Hospital / Santiago Viale + Ian Dutari + Alejandro Paz

01:00 - 26 August, 2014
Villa el Libertador Príncipe de Asturias Municipal Hospital / Santiago Viale + Ian Dutari + Alejandro Paz , © Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte
  • Architects

  • Location

    Centro de salud municipal Villa el Libertador - Córdoba, Córdoba Province, Argentina, Argentina
  • Design Team

    Edgar Ermoli, Damian Durando, Clarita Delfino, Ceci Gaisán
  • Project Area

    6281.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte +34

CR House / H+H Arquitectos

01:00 - 26 August, 2014
CR House  / H+H Arquitectos, © Rodrigo Dávila
© Rodrigo Dávila

© Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
  • Project Architects

    Eric Halliday, Martin Halliday
  • Project Area

    711.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

Beefeater Gin Visitor Centre / Lee Boyd

01:00 - 26 August, 2014
Beefeater Gin Visitor Centre  / Lee Boyd, © Paul Riddle
© Paul Riddle

© Paul Riddle © Paul Riddle © Paul Riddle © Paul Riddle +8

  • Architects

  • Location

    London SE11 5DE, United Kingdom
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Siemens HQ in Masdar City / Sheppard Robson

01:00 - 25 August, 2014
Siemens HQ in Masdar City / Sheppard Robson, © Paul McMullin
© Paul McMullin

© Huffton + Crow © Huffton + Crow © Huffton + Crow © Paul McMullin +18

Yalıkavak Palmarina / Emre Arolat Architects

01:00 - 25 August, 2014
Yalıkavak Palmarina / Emre Arolat Architects, © Emre Arolat Architects
© Emre Arolat Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    48000 Bodrum, Turkey
  • Design Team

    İbrahim Anıl Biçer, Deniz Kösemen, Makbule Yıldırım, Buket Katı
  • Responsible Architects

    Emre Arolat, Gonca Paşolar, Rıfat Yılmaz, Leyla Kori
  • Area

    8200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Emre Arolat Architects © Emre Arolat Architects © Emre Arolat Architects © Emre Arolat Architects +30

S Gallery & Residence / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

01:00 - 25 August, 2014
S Gallery & Residence / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates, Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mie Prefecture, Japan
  • Area

    173.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates +26

PWFERRETTO Propose an "Active Monument" as Seoul's Seosomun Memorial Park

01:00 - 25 August, 2014
PWFERRETTO Propose an "Active Monument" as Seoul's Seosomun Memorial Park, Memorial Wall. Image Courtesy of PWFERRETTO / ESOU Architects
Memorial Wall. Image Courtesy of PWFERRETTO / ESOU Architects

PWFERRETTO, a practice split between London and Seoul, have won second place in a competition to design the National Park and Memorial in the Republic of Korea's capital. In materialising the boundary of the site into an "active monument" that reconnects the forgotten history of the park into "a memorial for the Catholic martyrs who lost their life fighting for their beliefs," the design hinges around the site's constant struggle between belonging and being excluded from the city it is a part of. This paradoxical "inclusive / exclusive" premise is the starting point for the designers' conceptual approach.

Church Interior. Image Courtesy of PWFERRETTO / ESOU Architects View of the Church and main Plaza. Image Courtesy of PWFERRETTO / ESOU Architects Sunken Plaza. Image Courtesy of PWFERRETTO / ESOU Architects Model. Image Courtesy of PWFERRETTO / ESOU Architects +23

Extension in Casablanca / Ricardo Atanacio Balbontin

01:00 - 25 August, 2014
Extension in Casablanca  / Ricardo Atanacio Balbontin, © Aryeh Kornfeld
© Aryeh Kornfeld

© Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld +13

What Gentrification Really Is, and How We Can Avoid It

01:00 - 25 August, 2014
Photo of Noe Valley, a low-density, high-income neighborhood, by Allan Ferguson
Photo of Noe Valley, a low-density, high-income neighborhood, by Allan Ferguson

Gentrification is seen as a rising menace in many cities. The process whereby rich "gentrifiers" move into neighborhoods, driving up property prices and thus driving out those unable to afford those prices, has drawn criticism from activists and planners for years. However, this article by io9 writer Annalee Newitz, first published by io9 as "This is What Gentrification Really Is", tells us that the issue is not quite the struggle between good and evil that it first appears to be. Gentrification is a process dependent on economy, political climate, and the mercurial nature of urban development itself - and sometimes fighting against it only serves to exacerbate the problem. Find out what we can do in the face of gentrification after the break.

Broadway Malyan Designs New Urban District in Chengdu

01:00 - 25 August, 2014
Broadway Malyan Designs New Urban District in Chengdu, Courtesy of Broadway Malyan
Courtesy of Broadway Malyan

Broadway Malyan has been awarded a commission to design the initial phase of a new, iconic urban district in Chengdu in Western China. The Chengdu Creative Centre will be the first landmark in a larger master plan for a high-tech mixed use and business park, set to be called Tianfu New Town.

Committed to setting a high standard of environmentally conscious and sustainable design for the region, Chengdu Creative Centre and the future Tianfu New Town district aim to cut current energy consumption standards in half. The entire complex will be composed of interconnected office, retail, and public green space anchored by a striking central retail tower, 110 meters tall.

Valdespartera Kindergarden / Magen Arquitectos

01:00 - 25 August, 2014
Valdespartera Kindergarden / Magen Arquitectos, © Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle El Tambor de Hojalata, 50019, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Jaime Magen, Fco. Javier Magen, Astarte Nuñez (building site, Government of Aragon)
  • Area

    1808.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute +11

Vila Campo Belo House / DT Estúdio

01:00 - 25 August, 2014
Vila Campo Belo House / DT Estúdio, © Carolina Ribeiro / Revoada Estúdio
© Carolina Ribeiro / Revoada Estúdio
  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Luis Felipe Bernardini, Thais Aquino Alves da Cunha, Marcelo Mesquita Nunes
  • Area

    110.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Carolina Ribeiro / Revoada Estúdio © Carolina Ribeiro / Revoada Estúdio © Carolina Ribeiro / Revoada Estúdio © Carolina Ribeiro / Revoada Estúdio +25

Turkey Orders Demolition of Three 'Illegal' Residential Towers

00:00 - 25 August, 2014
Turkey Orders Demolition of Three 'Illegal' Residential Towers, Image via istanbulucuyorum.blogspot.co.uk
Image via istanbulucuyorum.blogspot.co.uk

The Turkish Council of State has ruled that the OnaltiDokuz Residence, a trio of towers between 27 and 37 stories tall in Istanbul's Zeytinburnu district, must be demolished in a landmark ruling that could have major ramifications for the country's planning system.

As reported by Oliver Wainwright in the Guardian, the Turkish Council of State ruled that the development "negatively affected the world heritage site that the Turkish government was obliged to protect," possibly in reaction to comments made by UNESCO in 2010, who threatened to put the city on its list of endangered world heritage sites.

Read on after the break for more on the ruling