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Osypyte single family house / Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects: Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura
  • Location: Asuncion, Paraguay
  • Project Team and Construction: Arq. Gizella Alvarenga, Marco Ballarin, Nicola Bedin, Arq. Sonia Carísimo, Andrea Castellani, Joaquín Corvalan, Giacomo Favilli, Laura Ferres
  • Project Area: 110.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2005
  • Photography: Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti

North Presbyterian Church / SILO AR+D

© Pease Photography
© Pease Photography
  • Architects: SILO AR+D
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
  • Principal: Marc Manack AIA
  • Project Architect: Kurt Weaver AIA
  • Project Designer: Charles Chambers LEED AP
  • Area: 455.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Pease Photography

© Pease Photography © Pease Photography © Pease Photography © Pease Photography

Norrish House / Herbst Architects

© Whit Preston
© Whit Preston

© Whit Preston © Whit Preston © Whit Preston © Whit Preston

Melbourne's Flinders Street Station May Not Be Built

Herzog & de Meuron and HASSELL's winning design for Melbourne's Flinders Street Station might not be built due to the fact "the State Government has of yet, refused to promise funding for the design, and ruled out selling the station in order to finance the construction." The project was estimated to cost "approximately $1 billion to $1.5 billion to be realised", which is "on top of the $1.6 million already spent on the competition", leading critics to describe the competition as a "waste of money."

Want to Get Into 3D Printing? Follow These Tips...

Even if you're a 3D printing whiz (if so, consider entering our exciting 3D Printing Challenge), to many people it remains something of a mystery: how does it work, what can it do and how much does it cost? Thankfully, this recent article and infographic by Line//Shape//Space, aimed at "early adopters" of the technology, covers all this information (and even some common pitfalls to be avoided). You can read the full article here.

Audi design wall at the Pinakothek der Moderne

The Pinakothek der Moderne in Münich by Stephan Braunfels (2002) recently went through a complete renovation, and for the re opening of the museum Audi debuted the design wall, an installation that has become part of the permanent collection of the Die Neue Sammlung (The International Design Museum). 

Crematorium Heimolen / Claus en Kaan Architecten

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters

—Scape Adaptors: Maria Alessandra Segantini Lecture at Columbia

Maria Alessandra Segantini, principal of C+S Architects will be giving a lecture on Thursday, September 19, 1:00pm at Columbia GSAPP, New York. The lecture, called -Scape Adaptors, will be introduced by Kenneth Frampton. 

House SLM / Archequipe

© Roland Unterbusch
© Roland Unterbusch
  • Architects: Archequipe
  • Location: Solingen, Germany
  • Design Team: Sebastian Filla, Bartosz Czempiel, Jutta Klare
  • Area: 270.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Roland Unterbusch

© Roland Unterbusch © Roland Unterbusch © Roland Unterbusch © Roland Unterbusch

enTera House / Elisa Valero Arquitectura

  • Architects: Elisa Valero Arquitectura
  • Location: Avenida Estanque, 42164 Almarza, Soria, Spain
  • Building Surveyor: Óscar Javier Rodríguez López
  • Collaborator: Leonardo Tapiz Buzarra
  • Area: 314.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Fernando Alda 

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda 

Max Museo / Durisch + Nolli Architetti

  • Architects: Durisch + Nolli Architetti
  • Location: Via Dante Alighieri, 6830 Chiasso, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge: Pia Durisch, Aldo Nolli
  • Collaborators: Diego Ostinelli, Michele Zanetta
  • Engineering: Grignoli Muttoni Partner, Colombo & Pedroni SA, Elettroconsulenze Solcà SA
  • Area: 6051.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2005
  • Photographs: Gianpaolo Minelli, Tonatiuh Ambrosetti, Alberto Flammer

© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti © Alberto Flammer © Gianpaolo Minelli © Gianpaolo Minelli

David Chipperfield Awarded Praemium Imperiale

David Chipperfield has been announced as the architectural laureate for the 2013 edition of the Japan Art Association’s Praemium Imperiale. Since its inauguration in 1989, the annual global arts award has recognized “outstanding contributions to the development, promotion and progress of the arts” in the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, music and theater/film. Only a small handful of architects have received this award, including James Stirling, Tadao Ando, Alvaro Siza, Richard Rogers, Jean Nouvel and Toyo Ito. 

In regards to Chipperfield’s nomination, the jury stated:

Archtober 2013: Architecture and Design Month in NY

The American Institute of Architects New York Chapter and the Center for Architecture have announced new and expanded programs for the third annual edition of Archtober, the official New York City Architecture and Design Month. 

More than 50 participating groups, from the Guggenheim to the Museum of Modern Art have curated more than 150 programs, including exhibits, movies, talks, and walking tours. As Rick Bell, Executive Director of the AIA New York said today during the press preview: "There is something for everyone".

More information, including some highlights for the festival after the break.

Design Competition: Living Cities

The skyline rises in tandem with the population of the city. Demographers predict that New York alone will add one million more residents by 2040. Finding housing will pose a crisis for hundreds of thousands of them, unless new residential towers are built to house this urban influx.

AD Classics: The Tate Modern / Herzog & de Meuron

London’s Bankside Power Station stood disused from 1981 until 2000, when it opened to the public as The Tate Modern. Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron approached the conversion with a relatively light hand, creating a contemporary public space without diminishing the building's historical presence. The impressive cultural icon has since become the most visited museum of modern art in the world, revitalizing its formerly sequestered, industrial neighborhood.

© Javier Gutierrez Marcos © Simone Graziano Panetto © Simone Graziano Panetto © Darrell Godliman

Winsomere Cres / Dorrington Architects & Associates

  • Architects: Dorrington Architects & Associates
  • Location: Westmere, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Builder: Precision Projects
  • Area: 400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Emma-Jane Hetherington

© Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington

Finalists Create Next Generation of Sustainable Building Products

In attempts to better define what it really means to be green, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, in partnership with Make it Right, has selected products from ten companies as finalists in the Product Innovation Challenge. 144 applicants were screened by toxicologists and building professionals, proposing new alternatives from insulation grown from fungi and bricks from living organisms, to roofing made from waste limestone and recycled plastic. The ten finalists represent the shared values of practical sustainability and entrepreneurship, creating "a building product that is safe, healthy, affordable, effective and designed to be returned safely to nature or industry after use."

Three winners will ultimately be announced on November 15, 2013 at the Institute's Innovation Celebration in New York City, offering a $250,000 cash prize: $125,000 for first place, $75,000 for second and $50,000 for third. The jury members, who include executives from Google, US Green Building Council and the Schmidt Family Foundation, will judge each product based on five categories: material health, material reutilization, water stewardship, renewable energy and social fairness.

Without further ado, the 10 finalists are…