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Grha Adhi Media Complex / Atelier TT

01:00 - 27 August, 2014
Grha Adhi Media Complex / Atelier TT, © Martin Westlake
© Martin Westlake
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jalan Bintaro, Pondok Aren, South Tangerang City, Banten, Indonesia
  • Architect in Charge

    Jan Steven Tjandra, Lisa Teo, Arddy Berylian, Dennis Liandy, Duhita Anindya Hanifati, Grace Vania
  • Site Area

    3500m2
  • Area

    2900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Martin Westlake © Martin Westlake © Martin Westlake © Dennis Liandy +16

Savyon House / Michal Sheffer

01:00 - 27 August, 2014
Savyon House / Michal Sheffer, © Shai Epstein
© Shai Epstein

© Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein +21

Saint Roch-de-l’Achigan City Hall / Affleck de la Riva architects

01:00 - 27 August, 2014
Saint Roch-de-l’Achigan City Hall  / Affleck de la Riva architects, © Marc Cramer
© Marc Cramer

© Marc Cramer © Marc Cramer © Marc Cramer © Marc Cramer +21

Four Houses in Baleia / Studio Arthur Casas

01:00 - 27 August, 2014
Four Houses in Baleia / Studio Arthur Casas, © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG +37

Video: House Housing - "An Untimely History of Architecture and Real Estate"

00:00 - 27 August, 2014

House Housing, "An Untimely History of Architecture and Real Estate in Nineteen Episodes", was recently exhibited at Columbia University's Casa Muraro in Venice. Staged as an "open house" organised and funded by the Buell Center, the exhibition responded unsolicited to Rem Koolhaas's call to exhibitors at the 2014 Venice Biennale to focus on Fundamentals by exploring housing in nineteen "discrete episodes." In narrating these episodes, brought together from across the last one hundred years in a mixture of domestic media, the exhibition brought together a collection of excerpts from global processes.

Translating Smiljan Radić's Serpentine Pavilion from Fantasy to Fabrication

00:00 - 27 August, 2014
Translating Smiljan Radić's Serpentine Pavilion from Fantasy to Fabrication, The use of fiberglass allowed for the pavilion to be thin and brittle, but also had the strength to span a large face. The pigment made it fire retardant. Image Courtesy of Louis Webb Bird/AECOM
The use of fiberglass allowed for the pavilion to be thin and brittle, but also had the strength to span a large face. The pigment made it fire retardant. Image Courtesy of Louis Webb Bird/AECOM

Settled neatly in the quiet hum of London's Kensington Gardens rests Smiljan Radić's 2014 Serpentine Pavilion, an ethereal mass of carefully moulded fiberglass punctuated by precisely cut openings. Radić desired a structure that appears thin and brittle, yet was strong enough to support itself, and his affection for the rudimental layered qualities of papier-mâché - his maquette medium of choice - inspired the use of fiberglass by AECOM, who engineered Radić's wild ideas. In this article, originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Paper-Thin Walls," an AECOM engineer explains their solution. Read on after the break to find out more. 

Fairy Tales: When Architecture Tells a Story

00:00 - 27 August, 2014
Fairy Tales: When Architecture Tells a Story, Courtesy of Blank Space
Courtesy of Blank Space

Blank Space’s first edition of Fairy Tales: When Architecture Tells a Story is a light-hearted reminder that communication is at the core of what all architects and designers do. The book is a collection of entries from the company’s first architectural storytelling competition, which was launched to reinstate a dialogue between architects and the public.

Fairy tales might seem like an odd genre of choice for this movement, but communication also lies at their core. According to the founders of Blank Space, Matthew Hoffman and Frencesca Giuliani-Hoffman, fairy tales are “relatable, yet sophisticated and nuanced, just like great architecture.”

For more on the whimsical collection, keep reading after the break.

IE School of Architecture and Design's SPACES FOR INNOVATION Prize

00:00 - 27 August, 2014
IE School of Architecture and Design's SPACES FOR INNOVATION Prize

New models are emerging, redefining how we work, shop and learn in different environments that impact our everyday lives. IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION Prize is a challenge for young architects and designers worldwide that are able to foresee how work, retail and learning environments will evolve in the next decade.

AD Interviews: Yuri Grigoryan / Project Meganom

01:00 - 27 August, 2014

At the III Moscow Urban Forum, we had the chance to sit down with Russian architect Yuri Grigoryan, the co-founder of Project Meganom and the director of education at the Strelka Institute. Grigoryan also led the team that prepared the research project, “Archeology of the Periphery,” a key part of the forum that focused on the challenges and strategy for developing Moscow’s metropolitan area.

Sitting above the “Archeology of the Periphery” exhibition, Grigoryan told us what he thinks the role of an architect should be in society, what it’s like to lead a firm and the importance of innovation. “Architects have two very important roles. One is to do the architecture and to be good in architectural design. And the second role is to build the bridge between architecture, research and society,” he told us.

If you enjoy this interview make sure you check out our interview with both Grigoryan and Alexei Komissarov, the Moscow Government Minister and Head of the Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship of Moscow, on the Forum and “Archeology of the Periphery.” 

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OMA's Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC) Tops Out

01:00 - 27 August, 2014
OMA's Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC) Tops Out, Courtesy of OMA; Photography by Philippe Ruault
Courtesy of OMA; Photography by Philippe Ruault

OMA's Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC) has topped out in a ceremony including Taipei’s mayor Hau Lung-pin, and OMA's Partners in charge of the project, Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten. Even in its current skeletal state, the rigidly geometric form is clearly expressed with it's central cube supporting three protruding auditoriums, two cubic and one spherical. The design of the TPAC is in many ways experimental, incorporating a looped public path which shows off the building's backstage areas, and flexible auditoriums which can even be combined, offering extraordinary stage spaces that allow performances which would be impossible in any other theater.

Ahead of the topping out ceremony we spoke to partner in charge David Gianotten, who explained the building's design concepts and the challenges (or rather, surprising lack of challenges) in the construction, and told us "you will only understand it when you have seen it. It's super exciting, we encourage everybody that loves architecture to come and see it because it's spectacular."

Read on after the break for the full interview

Courtesy of OMA; Photography by Philippe Ruault Courtesy of OMA; Photography by Philippe Ruault Courtesy of OMA; Photography by Philippe Ruault © OMA +20

Martin Filler Admits Mistake in his Critique on Zaha Hadid

00:00 - 26 August, 2014
Martin Filler Admits Mistake in his Critique on Zaha Hadid , Courtesy of ZHA
Courtesy of ZHA

Last week Zaha Hadid filed a libel lawsuit against critic Martin Filler, after Filler’s review of Rowan Moore’s book “Why We Build: Power and Desire in Architecture" for the New York Review of Books included a scathing section on Hadid. In the article Filler said she had shown “no concern” for the death of construction workers in Qatar, where she designed a stadium for the 2022 World Cup. Now, Filler has admitted to a significant error in the article he wrote, The New York Times has reported. In an amendment to his article Filler acknowledges that the quotes he used from Hadid were taken out of context and had “nothing to do” with the Qatar stadium she designed. Read Filler’s full statement in the New York Times article, here

Au Pain Doré / NatureHumaine

01:00 - 26 August, 2014
Au Pain Doré / NatureHumaine, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +18

Shanghai MOCA / Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects

01:00 - 26 August, 2014
Shanghai MOCA / Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects, © Jeremy San
© Jeremy San
  • Architects

  • Location

    People's Park, 231 Nanjing West Road, People's Square, Huangpu, China, 200000
  • Design Team

    Liu Yuyang, Keith Yee, Tynnon Chow, Larry Tsoi
  • Area

    3900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Jeremy San © Jeremy San © Jeremy San © Jeremy San +30

Al Jazeera’s Rebel Architecture: Episode 2, “The Traditional Future”

00:00 - 26 August, 2014

The second episode of Al Jazeera’s new series “Rebel Architecture” features Pakistani architect Yasmeen Lari, who has built over 36,000 houses since 2010 for those affected by Pakistan’s floods and earthquakes. Rather than using the mass-produced housing designs offered by international organizations, Lari implements traditional building techniques and local materials. In this 25-minute episode she returns to the Sindha Valley region to see how her homes survived floods in 2013 and helps villagers in Awaran district who were hit by the 2013 Balochistan earthquake.

Watch the full episode above and read on after the break for a full episode synopsis and a preview of upcoming episodes…

Bedaux-Nagengast Residence / Bedaux de Brouwer Architects

01:00 - 26 August, 2014
Bedaux-Nagengast  Residence / Bedaux de Brouwer Architects, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +22

Frank Lloyd Wright School Facing Loss of Accreditation

00:00 - 26 August, 2014
Frank Lloyd Wright School Facing Loss of Accreditation, The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture's Main Campus at Taliesin West. Image © Flickr User: lumierefl
The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture's Main Campus at Taliesin West. Image © Flickr User: lumierefl

The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture is currently at risk of losing its accreditation. The school has been cited as no longer meeting requirements by the Higher Learning Commission, a non-profit group whose approval is a prerequisite for the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)’s accreditation process. Founded in 1932 by Frank Lloyd Wright himself and still operating out of his campuses at Taliesin West and Taliesin, the school must now decide how best to meet HLC requirements, or risk losing the ability to confer Masters of Architecture degrees on its students.

Read on after the break to find out why the school faces this risk, and their plans to combat it

RIBA To Launch Retrospective of Edwin Smith's Photography

00:00 - 26 August, 2014
RIBA To Launch Retrospective of Edwin Smith's Photography, St Columba's Wells, Londonderry (Derry), 1965 / © Edwin Smith. Image Courtesy of RIBA Library Photographs Collection
St Columba's Wells, Londonderry (Derry), 1965 / © Edwin Smith. Image Courtesy of RIBA Library Photographs Collection

To coincide with the opening of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)'s new Architecture Gallery at their headquarters in London's Portland Place, the first major retrospective of Edwin Smith will open next month. Smith, one of Britain's foremost 20th century photographers, was considered a master of capturing the essence of the places, landscapes and buildings he documented over an extensive career. The exhibition, entitled Ordinary Beauty, will display over a hundred carefully curated black and white images from a collection of over 60,000 negatives and 20,000 prints donated by Olive Cook, Smith's widow and collaborator, to the RIBA Library.

Craigieburn Library / Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

01:00 - 26 August, 2014
Craigieburn Library / Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, © Trevor Mein
© Trevor Mein

© Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein +15