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coopers beach / Dorrington Architects & Associates

  • Architects: Dorrington Architects & Associates
  • Location: Mangonui, New Zealand
  • Builder: Coastal Homes
  • Area: 277.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Emma-Jane Hetherington

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

Beaux Arts Ball 2013: –ism

In 1913, an art exhibition opened in New York City that shocked the country, shattered perceptions of beauty, and shifted the American cultural landscape forever. “The International Exhibition of Modern Art” became known simply and infamously as “The Armory Show,” after its venue­, the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue. It was a show of clashing and competing “–isms:” Cubism, Modernism, Realism, Futurism, Fauvism…

Schwäbisch Hall / Dan Pearlman

  • Architects: Dan Pearlman
  • Location: Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
  • Designer: Prof. Marcus Fischer
  • Architects in Charge: Florian Wagner & Nicole Gietz
  • Area: 60.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Die Photodesigner

André Balazs Tapped to Transform JFK’s Historic TWA Terminal

André Balazs, CEO of André Balazs Properties, has been tapped by Port Authority officials to redevelop the historic, Eero Saarinen-designed TWA terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Balazs will transform the terminal into the “Standard, Flight Center” hotel and conference center, equipped with food and beverage space, retail, a spa and fitness center, meeting facilities and a flight museum. 

Borisov Football Stadium / OFIS Architects

  • Architects: OFIS Architects
  • Location: Barysaw, Belarus
  • Architects in Charge: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik
  • Project Team: Rok Gerbec, Janez Martincic, Andrej Gregoric, Konstantine Bogoslavsky, Janja Del Linz, Katja Aljaz, Ana Kosi, Ieva Cicenaite, Grzegorz Ostrowski, Filip Knapczyk, Sergio Silva Santos, Lorna jackson, Patrycja Majewska, Rita Dolmany, Dusan Chobor
  • Area: 6108.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of OFIS Architects, Rok Gerbec

© Rok Gerbec © Rok Gerbec Courtesy of OFIS Architects Courtesy of OFIS Architects

Orion Wageningen University / Ector Hoogstad Architecten

  • Architects: Ector Hoogstad Architecten
  • Location: Bronland, Wageningen UR (University & Research centre), 6708WH Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • Design Team: Joost Ector, Max Pape, Stijn Rademakers, Lennaert van Capelleveen, Sander Visscher, Lesley Bijholt, Nejra Vaizovic, Rena Logara, Joost van der Linden, Arja Hoogstad, Sabine Alders, Luca Sandri, Maarten van Nierop, Damion Schwarzkachel
  • Area: 21030.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Petra Appelhof

© Petra Appelhof © Petra Appelhof © Petra Appelhof © Petra Appelhof

Fall 2013 Public Programs at SCI-Arc

The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is pleased to announce its schedule of public lectures, discussions and exhibitions for Fall 2013, when the school welcomes an international roster of award-winning architects, urban historians, critics, writers, designers, and artists for programs that span from innovative theory to contemporary architecture and technical practice.

Bentleigh Secondary College Meditation and Indigenous Cultural Centre / dwpIsuters

© Emma Cross
© Emma Cross
  • Architects: dwpIsuters
  • Location: Bentleigh East, Victoria, Australia
  • Architect in Charge: Nick Cini
  • Project Team : John Schout, Shea O’Donoghue
  • Area: 109.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Emma Cross

© Emma Cross © Emma Cross © Emma Cross © Emma Cross

In Progress: Tête de Pont en Bayona / Mateo Arquitectura

  • Architects: Mateo Arquitectura
  • Location: Bayonne, France
  • Arquitecto a Cargo: Josep Lluís Mateo
  • Client: Kaufman & Broad, Eiffage Immobilier y Agglomération Côte Basque-Adour-Mairie de Bayonne
  • Area: 70000.0 m2
  • Year: 2012
  • Photography: Adrià Goula

The Indicator: Toward a New NCARB

Despite never formally becoming a licensed architect, Le Corbusier would for ever alter the profession with his writings (including "Towards a New Architecture") and designs. Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, c. 1950. Image © Sureh Sharma
Despite never formally becoming a licensed architect, Le Corbusier would for ever alter the profession with his writings (including "Towards a New Architecture") and designs. Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, c. 1950. Image © Sureh Sharma

A few days ago I took part in an AIA-organized Twitter discussion (#aiachat) focused on the subject of IDP, or what we here in the US call the Intern Development Program, administered by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). 

I periodically get sucked into these Twitter discussions when I’m busy procrastinating and not writing what I’m supposed to be writing. Call it a weakness for provocative questions thrown out on Twitter by faceless moderators: 

Q1: What advice do you have for interns getting started with IDP? 

Q2: Many states allow concurrent completion of IDP and ARE4. What are the benefits of participating in both at the same time?

Q3: What resources have you used to help navigate IDP?

And so forth. 

The discussion brought back painful memories of my own tortuous IDP experience. By the time we got to Q7 or Q8 I came to a conclusion: IDP needs to be radically overhauled and re-conceptualized.

What Does Being 'Green' Really Mean?

The term 'green' is notoriously difficult to define, and even more so when it comes to architecture. An often overused and fashionable way of describing (or selling) new projects, 'green' design seems to have permeated into every strand of the design and construction industries. Kaid Benfield (The Atlantic City) has put together a fascinating case study of a 1,700 dwelling housing estate near San Diego, challenging what is meant by a 'green' development in an attempt to understand the importance of location and transport (among other factors) in making a project truly environmentally sustainable. In a similar vein, Philip Nobel (The New York Times) explores how 'green' architecture is less about isolated structures and far more about "the larger systems in which they function". Read the full article from Kaid Benfield here, and Philip Nobel's full article here.

Via 31 / Somdoon Architects Ltd

  • Architects: Somdoon Architects Ltd
  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Principal Architect: Punpong Wiwatkul, Puiphai Khunawat
  • Project Team: Supat Vongruttana, Piboon Amornjiraporn, Shalom Choong, Supachai Khiewngam, Rapeepun Thongprywong, Panit Limpiti
  • Interior Consultant: Somdoon Architects Ltd
  • Landscape Consultant: Shma Co.,Ltd
  • Structural Engineer: Actec Co.,Ltd
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: V.Group Engineer Co.,Ltd
  • Main Contractor: Sansiri PCL
  • Area: 9682.75 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: W Workspace

© W Workspace © W Workspace © W Workspace © W Workspace

The Photon Project launches at the London Design Festival

A large scale architectural installation, informative exhibition and free two day conference will take place at The Building Centre WC1 during the 2013 London Design Festival to launch a four year study into the effects of natural light.

Marco Casagrande Wins European Prize for Architecture

Finnish architect Marco Casagrande of Casagrande Laboratory and WEAK! has been named as the recipient for the 2013 European Prize for Architecture. The annual award, presented by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, is known for honoring “rare architects who have demonstrated a significant contribution to humanity and to the built environment through the art of architecture.” 

“Casagrande is a model for today’s young design professional of what an architect should be: visionary, aesthetic, intellectual, and socially responsible,” stated Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, the Finnish Museum President of The Chicago Athenaeum.

The Cresta / Jonathan Segal FAIA

  • Architects: Jonathan Segal FAIA
  • Location: La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Project Managers: Matthew Segal, Guillermo Tomaszewski
  • Engineer: DCI Engineers
  • Area: 5300.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Matthew Segal

© Matthew Segal © Matthew Segal © Matthew Segal © Matthew Segal

ARCHIPIX: 8-Bit Architects

Complicating is easy, simplifying is difficult. To simplify you have to remove, and to remove you have to know what to take away. The idea of this project, called ARCHIPIX (Less is Pixel) by Federico Babina Architect, is to represent the complexity of the forms and personalities through the simplicity of the pixel. Masters of modern architecture, paired with a building that represents their essence, often become desktop icons. A digital "pointillism" where the mouse replaces the brush. The pixel reappears and emphasizes the importance of the single dot, seen as something essential that in combination with other points form a more complex picture. A metaphor of architecture where every little detail is a key component of the whole mosaic.

High School Crinkled Wall / Wiesflecker Architecture

  • Architects: Wiesflecker Architecture
  • Location: Kufstein, Austria
  • Artist (Crinkled Wall): Karl-Heinz Klopf
  • Planning team (Crinkled Wall): Karl-Heinz Klopf, Heinrich Kurz, Rita Duarte, Michael Kritzinger
  • Planning team: Johannes Wiesflecker, Michael Kritzinger, Daniel Steindl, Jurgen Groener, Andrea Kammerlander
  • Client: Big-Art
  • Area: 4080.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: David Schreyer

© David Schreyer © David Schreyer © David Schreyer © David Schreyer