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San Damián Housing Estate / Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
San Damián Housing Estate / Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos, © Midas / Pablo Blanco
© Midas / Pablo Blanco

© Midas / Pablo Blanco © Midas / Pablo Blanco © Midas / Pablo Blanco © Midas / Pablo Blanco +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Camino San Francisco de Asís, Las Condes, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Rodrigo Chauriye, Beatriz Stäger
  • Area

    3200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Private Hospital Terra Quente / Pitagoras Group

00:00 - 25 September, 2014
Private Hospital Terra Quente / Pitagoras Group, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    5370 Mirandela, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Fernando Seara de Sá, Raul Roque Figueiredo, Alexandre Coelho Lima, Manuel Luís Vilhena Roque
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Restaurant in Preaiba / Yellow Office

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
Restaurant in Preaiba / Yellow Office, © Vladimir Mindru
© Vladimir Mindru

© Vladimir Mindru © Vladimir Mindru © Vladimir Mindru © Vladimir Mindru +18

Zaha Hadid's Student Envisions an Antarctic Port For Tourism and Research

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
Zaha Hadid's Student Envisions an Antarctic Port For Tourism and Research, Courtesy of Sergiu-Radu Pop
Courtesy of Sergiu-Radu Pop

Antarctic icebergs morph into a sprawling multi-functional hub for research, transport and accommodation in one of the latest projects to come out of Zaha Hadid's Studio at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Designed by architecture student Sergiu-Radu Pop, the project hypothesizes a point of arrival for the world's final frontier of development. The project employs biomimicry as a primary design tool, replicating the jagged asymmetrical edges of ice formations along the coast of the southern ocean. 

Enter the Transformable Antarctic Research Facility with more photos and info after the break

Courtesy of Sergiu-Radu Pop Courtesy of Sergiu-Radu Pop Courtesy of Sergiu-Radu Pop Courtesy of Sergiu-Radu Pop +17

The Woman Architect Who Specialises In Mosques

00:00 - 25 September, 2014
The Woman Architect Who Specialises In Mosques, Dome of the Sakirin Mosque, Istanbul. Image © ZF Design
Dome of the Sakirin Mosque, Istanbul. Image © ZF Design

As part of CNN's Leading Women series, Sheena McKenzie explores the work of Turkish architect Zeynep Fadillioglu - perhaps the first female architect to design a mosque, now on her third. In buildings where men and women are traditionally separated for worship, and women are often given a smaller space, Fadillioglu "purposely placed the women's section in one of the most beautiful parts of the light-flooded dome" in Istanbul's Sakirin Mosque. McKenzie concludes that although "Fadillioglu might have made a name for herself designing mosques, you don't needn't be religious to admire their beauty."

Mecanoo Chosen to Redevelop Dutch Train Station

00:00 - 25 September, 2014
Mecanoo Chosen to Redevelop Dutch Train Station, Courtesy of Mecanoo
Courtesy of Mecanoo

Mecanoo, in collaboration with engineering consultancy Movares, has been chose to redevelop the Ede train station in the Netherlands. An important entry for the city and Veluwe National Park, the design hopes to transform the station into a “showpiece” and vibrant center for the Veluwse Poort. 

“The vision of the design is defined by an unobtrusive appearance; the natural environment serves as a starting point for the characteristic materialization that connects the buildings and the station square, emphasizing the area’s built identity,” described Mecanoo. 

Tourist Office and Landscaping of Quinta do Aido / CG+LSC

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
Tourist Office and Landscaping of Quinta do Aido / CG+LSC, © Pedro Lobo
© Pedro Lobo

© Ana Neiva © Ana Neiva © Pedro Lobo © Ana Neiva +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    4690 Cinfães, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Carlos Guimarães, Luis Soares Carneiro
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Galeries Lafayette Department Store / Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
Galeries Lafayette Department Store / Manuelle Gautrand Architecture, © Vincent Fillon
© Vincent Fillon

© Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon +25

Thom Mayne, Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu among the RIBA's 2015 Fellowships

00:00 - 25 September, 2014
Thom Mayne, Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu among the RIBA's 2015 Fellowships, Amateur Architecture Studio (Wang Shu + Lu Wenyu)'s Ningbo History Museum. Image © Lv Hengzhong, Courtesy of Amateur Architecture Studio
Amateur Architecture Studio (Wang Shu + Lu Wenyu)'s Ningbo History Museum. Image © Lv Hengzhong, Courtesy of Amateur Architecture Studio

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced 13 Honorary Fellowships and 11 International Fellowships which it will award at an event on February 3rd, along with the recently announced RIBA Royal Gold Medal.

Among others, the Honorary Fellowships include Director of Architecture at the British Design Council Vicky Richardson and academic Dalibor Vesely; the International Fellowships include Pritzker Prize Winners Thom Mayne and Wang Shu and his Partner Lu Wenyu. The Honorary and International Fellowships entitle winners to use the initials 'Hon FRIBA' and 'Int FRIBA,' respectively after their names.

Read on after the break for the full Fellowship lists

Berlage Master Class: “Architecture without Architects…Architects without Architecture?

00:00 - 25 September, 2014
Berlage Master Class: “Architecture without Architects…Architects without Architecture?

The Berlage is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed architect Ben van Berkel, cofounder and principal architect of UN Studio, is leading a design master class in November 2014 entitled “Architecture without Architects.. Architects without Architecture?”

New BIG-Designed Neighborhood to Activate Aarhus’ Waterfront

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
New BIG-Designed Neighborhood to Activate Aarhus’ Waterfront, Courtesy of BIG
Courtesy of BIG

BIG has unveiled plans for Bassin 7 (BSN7), a new civic-minded, mixed-use neighborhood in Denmark’s second largest city. The phased development will “breathe life into the harbor front,” placing importance on the public realm by organizing the site’s seven residential buildings with a series of recreational and cultural activities, including a beach zone, swimming pools, theater and cafe, along a public promenade. 

Kindergarten Mavrica / Breda Bizjak (BB arhitekti), Lidija Dragišić (Studio 360), Katja Florjanc, Emir Jelkić, Ajda Vogelnik Saje

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
Kindergarten Mavrica / Breda Bizjak (BB arhitekti), Lidija Dragišić (Studio 360), Katja Florjanc, Emir Jelkić, Ajda Vogelnik Saje, © Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

© Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič +27

One Central Park / Ateliers Jean Nouvel

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
One Central Park / Ateliers Jean Nouvel , Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Murray Fredericks
Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Murray Fredericks

Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Simon Wood Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Murray Fredericks Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Murray Fredericks Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Simon Wood +20

Groundlab + WOWHAUS Chosen to Redesign Moscow’s Largest Park

01:00 - 24 September, 2014
Groundlab + WOWHAUS Chosen to Redesign Moscow’s Largest Park , © Groundlab, WOWHAUS and Urbanica, courtesy of Moscow Culture Department
© Groundlab, WOWHAUS and Urbanica, courtesy of Moscow Culture Department

Groundlab, WOWHAUS and Urbanica have been announced as winners of an international competition to redesign Sokolniki Park, Moscow’s largest park. Over the next 15 years, their 515 hectare masterplan, "Sokolniki. Nature's embassy in Moscow," will focus on preserving the 19th century park’s unique natural landscape as an extension of the Losiny Ostrov nature park by dividing it into three zones: Forest, Forest Park and Regular Park. 

Images of the winning design, after the break.

Callous Indifference or Fetishizing Poverty: What Exactly Can Architects Do About Slums?

00:00 - 24 September, 2014
Callous Indifference or Fetishizing Poverty: What Exactly Can Architects Do About Slums?, The Torre David in Caracas, the subject of Urban Think Tank's research for the 2012 Venice Biennale. Image © Iwan Baan
The Torre David in Caracas, the subject of Urban Think Tank's research for the 2012 Venice Biennale. Image © Iwan Baan

In an excellent essay for the Architectural Review, Charlotte Skene Catling deftly ties together a number of recent debates in the field of morality in architecture, from the false accusations aimed at Zaha Hadid by critic Martin Fuller to recent debates over whether architects have any responsibility to tackle poverty, an ostensibly political issue. Taking aim at one article in particular - in which Dan Hancox argues that architects such as Urban Think Tank who engage in humanitarian work are often 'fetishizing poverty' - Catling dissects the work of many of those in the field to find that they in fact do vital work to connect the top-down and bottom-up approaches that would otherwise never meet in the middle. Or, as Urban Think Tank's Alfredo Brillembourg says, in opposition to the horizontal city of the 19th century or the vertical city of the 20th, "the 21st century must be for the diagonal city, one that cuts across social divisions." Click here to read the article in full.

Snøhetta Unveils Final Design for Calgary's New Central Library

01:00 - 24 September, 2014
 Snøhetta Unveils Final Design for Calgary's New Central Library, © MIR and Snøhetta
© MIR and Snøhetta

Following two years of community engagement, Snøhetta and DIALOG have released the final design for their competition-winning New Central Library in Calgary. Planned for a vibrant intersection between Downtown Calgary and the East Village, the new library aims to fulfill the city’s vision for a “technologically advanced public space for innovation, research and collaboration.”

House and Loft / Tomás Bettolli

01:00 - 24 September, 2014
House and Loft / Tomás Bettolli, © Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte +36

The Urbane House / Hiren Patel Architects

01:00 - 24 September, 2014
The Urbane House / Hiren Patel Architects, © Sebastian Zachariah
© Sebastian Zachariah

© Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah +19