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Foster + Partners Remain World’s “Most Admired Architect”

00:00 - 9 January, 2015
Foster + Partners Remain World’s “Most Admired Architect” , Foster + Partners and FR-EE - Fernando Romero EnterprisE’s winning scheme for the Mexico City Airport expansion (click to learn more). Image Courtesy of DBOX for Foster + Partners
Foster + Partners and FR-EE - Fernando Romero EnterprisE’s winning scheme for the Mexico City Airport expansion (click to learn more). Image Courtesy of DBOX for Foster + Partners

A global survey conducted by BD has deemed Foster + Partners to be world’s “most admired architect" for the ninth consecutive year. The London-based practice, led by Norman Foster, is the 16th largest practice in the world. Foster + Partners’ ranking was undeniable, as the survey revealed a significant seven percent lead over runner-up contender, Herzog & de Meuron

“To be voted most admired practice by our peers is a great honor,” said Norman Foster. “It is a huge tribute to our talented and hard-working teams with their myriad skills and disciplines, both in our many studios around the world and our base in London, all working towards the common goal of bringing innovative design solutions to create a better built environment.”

See who else topped the list as the world’s “most admired,” after the break.

Village Health Works Staff Housing / Louise Braverman

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
Village Health Works Staff Housing / Louise Braverman, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mugara, Burundi
  • Architect in Charge

    Louise Braverman
  • Area

    6000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

CF House / Christian Calle Figueroa

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
CF House / Christian Calle Figueroa, © Felipe Cobos Hermida
© Felipe Cobos Hermida

© Felipe Cobos Hermida © Felipe Cobos Hermida © Felipe Cobos Hermida © Felipe Cobos Hermida +18

Defining a More Purposeful Architecture: A Guide to Current Architectural Trends

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
Defining a More Purposeful Architecture: A Guide to Current Architectural Trends

The current state of architectural design incorporates many contemporary ideas of what defines unique geometry. With the advent of strong computer software at the early 21st century, an expected level of experimentation has overtaken our profession and our academic realms to explore purposeful architecture through various techniques, delivering meaningful buildings that each exhibit a message of cultural relevancy.

These new movements are not distinct stylistic trends, but modes of approaching concept design. They often combine with each other, or with stylistic movements, to create complete designs. Outlined within this essay are five movements, each with varying degrees of success creating purposeful buildings: Diagramism, Neo-Brutalism, Revitism, Scriptism, and Subdivisionism.

Hueso Restaurant / Cadena + Asociados

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
Hueso Restaurant  / Cadena + Asociados , © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro +60

  • Architects

  • Location

    Efraín González Luna, Guadalajara, JAL, Mexico
  • Project Architect

    Ignacio Cadena
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

WoodTek HQ / Origin

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
WoodTek HQ / Origin, © Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio
© Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio

© Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio © Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio © Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio © Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fuyu Road, Xitun District, Taichung City, Taiwan 407
  • Assembled Consultant

    Logworks - www.logworks.ca
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Society of Architectural Historians 68th Annual International Conference

00:00 - 9 January, 2015
Society of Architectural Historians 68th Annual International Conference, Courtesy of SAH
Courtesy of SAH

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) will hold its 68th Annual International Conference in Chicago, Illinois, from April 15–19, 2015, with the theme "Chicago at the Global Crossroads." SAH will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the conference, which includes lectures by Jeanne Gang and Blair Kamin, as well as roundtables and 36 paper sessions covering topics in architecture, art and architectural history, preservation, landscape architecture, and the built environment. SAH is committed to engaging both conference attendees and local participants with public programming that includes over 30 architectural tours, a plenary talk, and a half-day seminar addressing Chicago’s waterways and neighborhoods. Register at sah.org/2015.

Place of Remembrance / Barclay & Crousse

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
Place of Remembrance / Barclay & Crousse, © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma
© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma

© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lima, Peru
  • Project Architects

    Sandra Barclay y Jean Pierre Crousse
  • Assistants

    Paulo Shimabukuro, Carlos Fernandez, Rosa Aguirre, Mauricio Sialer
  • Project Area

    4900.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

SRDP-IWMC Office / H&P Architects

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
SRDP-IWMC Office / H&P Architects, © Nguyen Tien Thanh.
© Nguyen Tien Thanh.

© Nguyen Tien Thanh. © Nguyen Tien Thanh. © Nguyen Tien Thanh. © Nguyen Tien Thanh. +43

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam
  • Architects in Charge

    Doan Thanh Ha, Tran Ngoc Phuong.
  • Area

    1307.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Boston to Represent US in 2024 Olympic Bid

00:00 - 9 January, 2015
Boston to Represent US in 2024 Olympic Bid , Courtesy of Team USA
Courtesy of Team USA

The US Olympic Committee (USOC) has unanimously selected Boston as its applicant city for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The culmination of a 22-month evaluation process, Boston was selected over Los Angeles, Washington and San Francisco

“This bid uniquely combines an exciting, athlete-focused concept for hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games with Boston’s existing long-term vision,” says USOC CEO Scott Blackmun. “We look forward to working with Mayor Walsh and the Boston 2024 team to fully engage with the local community and identify ways we can make the bid even better.”

Taliesin West Reconstructed as Largest Frank Lloyd Wright LEGO® Model

00:00 - 9 January, 2015
Taliesin West Reconstructed as Largest Frank Lloyd Wright LEGO® Model, © Andrew Pielage Photography
© Andrew Pielage Photography

Architectural LEGO® artist Adam Reed Tucker has summoned a team of kids to help him rebuild Taliesin West as the largest Frank Lloyd Wright LEGO® structure in history. Unveiled this past Thursday, the eight by four foot model was comprised of more than 180,000 standard LEGO® parts. Tucker spent 40 hours researching and studying the project, 120 hours designing and 260 hours constructing the final model. Taliesin West, nestled in Scottsdale, Arizona’s Sonoran desert, was the winter home of Wright and is home of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. It remains one of the most visited Wright sites in the world. 

Nonprofit Group ACDU Seeks to Transform Abandoned D.C. Trolley Station

00:00 - 9 January, 2015
Nonprofit Group ACDU Seeks to Transform Abandoned D.C. Trolley Station, East Platform. Image Courtesy of the Arts Coalition for the Dupont Underground
East Platform. Image Courtesy of the Arts Coalition for the Dupont Underground

The Arts Coalition for the Dupont Underground (ACDU) has taken on the task of revitalizing an abandoned trolley station beneath Dupont Circle in the Northwest quadrant of Washington D.C. The nonprofit organization recently signed for a 66-month lease of the property with the District of Columbia’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. Within that timeframe, the group will transform the space into a permanent cultural hotspot capable of hosting performances, art exhibitions, and other public functions. Learn more, and contribute to the ACDU’s Fundable campaign for this project, after the break.

Vorarlberg Museum / Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekte

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
Vorarlberg Museum / Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekte, © Hanspeter Schiess
© Hanspeter Schiess

© Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter © Hanspeter Schiess © Adolf Bereuter +18

Video: Santiago Calatrava On His Design For Ground Zero's Only Non-Secular Building

00:00 - 9 January, 2015

In a film for the BBC Magazine, Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava talks through his designs for the new St. Nicholas Church - the only non-secular building on the 9/11 Memorial site. The building, which broke ground last year, has been described by Calatrava as a "tiny jewel" for lower Manhattan, comprising of a white Vermont marble shrine sat beneath a translucent central cupola that is illuminated from within. The new church, of Greek Orthodox denomination, replaces a church of the same name which was destroyed during the attacks of . It is sited close to its original location on 130 Liberty Street, overlooking the National September 11 Memorial park and museum. With the building set to open in early 2016, Calatrava discusses the key conceptual ideas and references behind its unique, controversial design.

AIA Honors SOM's Broadgate Exchange House with 25-Year Award

00:00 - 9 January, 2015
AIA Honors SOM's Broadgate Exchange House with 25-Year Award, © Richard Waite
© Richard Waite

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s Broadgate Exchange House (1990) in London has been announced as the 2015 recipient of the American Institute of Architects25-Year Award. The first UK project to ever win the award, the ten-story Exchange House was commended for “standing the test of time” with its “simple yet ingenious structural system that unifies design and function in the mid-century Modernist tradition.”

© John Davies © Nick Guttridge © Nick Guttridge © SOM +7

Holmes - Fuentealba House / Francis Pfenniger

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
Holmes - Fuentealba House / Francis Pfenniger, © Carlos Hevia
© Carlos Hevia

© Carlos Hevia © Carlos Hevia © Carlos Hevia © Carlos Hevia +26

“U” House / Eleonora Aquilante, Ariel Busch Arquitectos

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
“U” House / Eleonora Aquilante, Ariel Busch Arquitectos, © Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte +24

PCF House / Pérez Cepeda, Francesconi

01:00 - 8 January, 2015
PCF House / Pérez Cepeda, Francesconi, © Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

© Federico Cairoli  © Federico Cairoli  © Federico Cairoli  © Federico Cairoli  +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ciudad de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Project Architects

    Arq. Vanesa Pérez Cepeda, Arq. Andrés Francesconi
  • Project Area

    105.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs