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Sandwich Apartment / Ikeda Yukie Architects

23:00 - 19 March, 2015
Sandwich Apartment  / Ikeda Yukie Architects, © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura +16

Fangsuo Book Store in Chengdu / Chu Chih-Kang

22:00 - 19 March, 2015
Fangsuo Book Store in Chengdu / Chu Chih-Kang, Courtesy of Chu Chih-Kang Space Design
Courtesy of Chu Chih-Kang Space Design

Courtesy of Chu Chih-Kang Space Design Courtesy of Chu Chih-Kang Space Design Courtesy of Chu Chih-Kang Space Design Courtesy of Chu Chih-Kang Space Design +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Collaborators

    Fangsuo Culture Development Co., Ltd.
  • Area

    5280.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Chu Chih-Kang Space Design

Wave House / APOLLO Architects & Associates

21:00 - 19 March, 2015
Wave House  / APOLLO Architects & Associates, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +20

Chiltern House / WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design

20:00 - 19 March, 2015
Chiltern House  / WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design, © Aaron Pocock
© Aaron Pocock

© Aaron Pocock © Aaron Pocock © Aaron Pocock © Aaron Pocock +21

Henning Larsen Receives Planning for Danish Mosque

18:00 - 19 March, 2015
Henning Larsen Receives Planning for Danish Mosque, © Henning Larsen Architects
© Henning Larsen Architects

Images have been released of a new mosque planned for Copenhagen. Designed by Henning Larsen Architects, the mosque will replace an existing one on the corner of Dortheavej and Tomsgårdsvej in the Nordvest district of the city. ”One of Copenhagen's slightly forgotten districts will receive a new architectonic pearl,” says Morten Kabell, the city's deputy mayor for technical and environmental issues. The Copenhagen Municipality has approved the project’s planning application and completion is expected for February 2016.

The Treasury Research Centre & Archive / Architectus

18:00 - 19 March, 2015
The Treasury Research Centre & Archive / Architectus, © Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt +12

Is a 24-Hour Studio Culture a Good Thing in Universities?

16:30 - 19 March, 2015
Is a 24-Hour Studio Culture a Good Thing in Universities?, Are inventions such as Forrest Jessee's Sleep Suit symptomatic of a cultural problem in the studio?. Image © Forrest Jessee
Are inventions such as Forrest Jessee's Sleep Suit symptomatic of a cultural problem in the studio?. Image © Forrest Jessee

Update: We have now published our follow-up post featuring a collection of responses from readers. Read it here.

Vincent Laforet Captures San Francisco From Above

16:00 - 19 March, 2015
Vincent Laforet Captures San Francisco From Above, © Vincent Laforet
© Vincent Laforet

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has made his way to San Francisco as part three of his dizzying series of city aerials. Capturing the tightly packed metropolis from 7,200-feet, Laforet became mesmerized by the city’s “clashing grids,” stunning bridges and overwhelming feeling of “peace and order.”

“There’s just something about this city’s vibe - a perfect balance between the hectic go-getter pace of New York and the more relaxed, laissez-faire rhythm of Los Angeles,” says Laforet. “It feels like every little piece of the puzzle has somehow found its place in what is an absolutely chaotic topography.”

See a selection of Laforet’s San Francisco series, after the break. 

© Vincent Laforet © Vincent Laforet © Vincent Laforet © Vincent Laforet +6

Residential complex Ciekurkrasti / AB3D

16:00 - 19 March, 2015
Residential complex Ciekurkrasti / AB3D  , © Ansis Starks
© Ansis Starks

© Eriks Bozis © Ansis Starks © Ansis Starks © Ansis Starks +18

Leslie Jones Architecture to Design International Airport for Dubai World Central

14:00 - 19 March, 2015
Leslie Jones Architecture to Design International Airport for Dubai World Central, Courtesy of Leslie Jones Architecture
Courtesy of Leslie Jones Architecture

London firm Leslie Jones Architecture has received a commission from Dubai Airports for Al Maktoum International Airport at the yet unbuilt Dubai World Centre. The latest firm to join development on the 140-square-kilometer site, it is hoped that Leslie Jones will deliver a mixed-use transit hub to cater for burgeoning local tourism and aviation industries.

Learn more about the project after the break.

La Jolla Beach House II / Juan Carlos Doblado

14:00 - 19 March, 2015
La Jolla Beach House II / Juan Carlos Doblado, © Elsa Ramírez
© Elsa Ramírez

© Elsa Ramírez © Elsa Ramírez © Elsa Ramírez © Elsa Ramírez +17

A New, Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Blade Runner Model Shop

12:00 - 19 March, 2015
A New, Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Blade Runner Model Shop, via Imgur
via Imgur

It's a well-known fact that architects, almost without exception, love the 1982 film Blade Runner. Architects also love scale models. So what could possibly be more exciting than seeing photos of the model shop of the film? Enter this Imgur album of 142 photos from behind the scenes, posted earlier this week by user minicity. After the break, check out our selection of images of the Tyrell Corporation's imposing pyramidal fortress, among other things, under construction.

via Imgur via Imgur via Imgur via Imgur +14

Administrative Building For The Oeko-Center / STEINMETZDEMEYER

12:00 - 19 March, 2015
Administrative Building For The Oeko-Center / STEINMETZDEMEYER, © Catherine Thiry
© Catherine Thiry

© Catherine Thiry © Catherine Thiry © Catherine Thiry © Catherine Thiry +22

Charles Eames' Advice for Students

09:30 - 19 March, 2015
Charles Eames' Advice for Students, Courtesy of Yale University Press
Courtesy of Yale University Press

Few in the twentieth century straddled the demarcation between design and architecture as effortlessly – or as successfully – as Ray and Charles Eames. For the Eameses, the distinction was artificial and unhelpful; useful creative thought emerged from a process-based method of problem solving, design solutions addressed and resolved specific needs, and success could be effectively measured by an object’s ability to do its jobs. But while the Eameses were famously weary of design’s historical tendency toward “creative expression,” their work exhibited none of the abject sterility threatened by a devotion to extreme functionalism. They found that delight was itself utilitarian, and an object’s capacity to produce pleasure for its user allowed for the consideration of aesthetics as one metric of serviceability. From this belief in the unity of performance and perception emerged some of the century’s most iconic designs: Case Study House #8, the Molded Plywood Lounge Chairs, and the 670 & 671 Eames Lounge and Ottoman.

The forthcoming An Eames Anthology, edited by Daniel Ostroff and published by Yale University Press, chronicles the careers of Ray and Charles Eames in their pursuits as designers, architects, teachers, artists, filmmakers, and writers. As Ostroff attests, with over 130,000 documents archived in the Library of Congress, the Eameses were nothing if not prolific; this volume, accordingly, is not comprehensive so much as representative, curated to reflect the breadth of interests and accomplishments of the pair.

In preparation for a 1949 lecture at the University of California, Los Angeles on “Advice for Students,” Charles made the following notes on inspiration, methodology, and career strategy. They are excerpted here from An Eames Anthology:

Hadaway House / Patkau Architects

10:00 - 19 March, 2015
Hadaway House / Patkau Architects, © James Dow / Patkau Architects
© James Dow / Patkau Architects

© James Dow / Patkau Architects © James Dow / Patkau Architects © James Dow / Patkau Architects © James Dow / Patkau Architects +48

6 Takeaways From NYMag's Article On Calatrava's $4 Billion WTC Station

08:00 - 19 March, 2015
6 Takeaways From NYMag's Article On Calatrava's $4 Billion WTC Station, © Bedel Saget/The New York Times
© Bedel Saget/The New York Times

Ask any person involved in the construction of Santiago Calatrava's World Trade Center Transportation Hub, and they will probably admit that the world's most expensive train station has not been a PR success. In fact things have gotten so bad that a recent article by Andrew Rice for New York Magazine describes the gradual opening of the building later this year as coming "at long last and great cost, to both the government and his reputation," adding that "a decade ago, Calatrava would have made any short list of the world’s most esteemed architects. Today, many within the profession are aghast at what they see as his irresponsibility."

But, unlike much of the press coverage that has greeted Calatrava in recent years, the New York Magazine article is much more forgiving, taking the time to investigate the twists and turns of the project's controversial 12-year history and offering the architect the opportunity to give his side of the story. Read on after the break for a breakdown of six takeaways from the article.

Peter Stutchbury Awarded Australian Institute of Architects' Gold Medal

06:00 - 19 March, 2015
Peter Stutchbury Awarded Australian Institute of Architects' Gold Medal , Peter Stutchbury / Bay House. Image © Michael Nicholson
Peter Stutchbury / Bay House. Image © Michael Nicholson

The 2015 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards have been allocated by the Australian Institute of Architects in Melbourne. The prestigious awards honor emerging and seasoned architects, students, and academics whose interdisciplinary designs have excelled in embracing the possibilities of the profession. Granting 14 awards in 9 categories, the recipients’ work spans a wide range of subject matter and addresses various aspects of architecture’s inherent influences both locally and globally.

The highest award, the Gold Medal, was awarded to Peter Stutchbury, whose lifelong commitment to architecture has spanned education, professional practice, and involvement in organizations. His international work consistently speaks to its specific cultural and site conditions, while adhering to sustainable design principles.

See all the 2015 award winners, after the break.

The VIPP Shelter / VIPP

06:00 - 19 March, 2015
The VIPP Shelter / VIPP, Courtesy of VIPP
Courtesy of VIPP

Courtesy of VIPP Courtesy of VIPP Courtesy of VIPP Courtesy of VIPP +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Denmark
  • Chief Designer

    Morten Bo Jensen
  • Area

    55.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of VIPP