La Muna / Oppenheim Architecture + Design

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Architects: Oppenheim Architecture + Design
Location: Aspen, Colorado,
Project Area: 3,500 sq ft
Photographs: Laziz Hamani

Barrier Island House / Sanders Pace Architecture

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Architects: Sanders Pace Architecture
Location: , Florida, United States
Architect In Charge: Brandon F. Pace
Project Team: Michael A. Davis, Shane Elliott, Matt Hutchinson
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Bruce Cole

he Bayfront Parkway project, in Miami Florida, transformed a median strip parking lot into a park. Credit Ana Bikic.
he Bayfront Parkway project, in Miami Florida, transformed a median strip parking lot into a park. Credit Ana Bikic.

Smart Growth: Tactical Urbanism Event

Taking place at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. on October 11, the Smart Growth: Tactical Urbanism Event features Mike Lydon…, the primary author of Tactical Urbanism Volumes 1 and 2. He will discuss chair bombing, site-previtalization, depaving,

Vander Hotel / SADAR + VUGA

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Architects: SADAR + VUGA
Location: Krojaška Ulica, ,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 220 sqm
Photographs: Miran Kambič, David Lotric

Courtesy of modeLab
Courtesy of modeLab

modeLab Simulation Lab

Taking place October 20-21, modeLab is putting on Simulation Lab, a two-day workshop on the topic of simulation with processing. In a fast-paced and hands-on learning environment, they will cover technical programming concepts such as syntax, control, and modularity. Utilizing…

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

As we published yesterday, iconic Chinese artist, designer, and dissident, Ai Weiwei has just had his architecture design firm shutdown by the Chinese government. But this scuffle is only the latest of Weiwei’s many brushes with Chinese law. Seemingly since birth (“I was born radical“), Weiwei has been mixing art and politics to speak out against censorship in his country. Which is why he is the subject of a fascinating new feature-length documentary by Alison Klayman: ”: Never Sorry.”

As the documentary description explains: “Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention.”

While working as a journalist in , the director, Klayman, gained unprecedented access to Ai while filming. Since being released, the documentary has gained many accolades, including the Sundance 2012 Special Jury Award for Spirit of Defiance.

You can find out more about the documentary, including if it’s playing at a theater near you at its website. And you can keep updated on Weiwei’s struggle at the Never Sorry Facebook page and on Twitter, @AWWNeverSorry

Screenshots from the trailer of “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry,” after the break…

In Progress: Erasmus MC / EGM architecten

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Architects: EGM architecten
Location: , Netherlands
Photographs: Courtesy of EGM architecten

Louis Vuitton in Singapore / Safdie Architects

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Architects: Moshe Safdie / Safdie Architects
Location: Marina Bay Sands,
Project Architect: Aplusi Asia, Michelle Chan
Project Manager: Louis Vuitton Asia Pacific, Andy Lau
MEP: Ferrier Chan & Partners – George Doyle
Solar Shade Fabrication: Eventscape – Steve Haniewicz, Craig Seeley, Graham O’Brien
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of FTL Design Engineering Studio, William Cho, Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Nanjing Conference and Exhibition Center – South Expansion / tvsdesign

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The Hexi District recently selected tvsdesign for the south expansion of the Nanjing International Expo Center (NIEC). The goal of this mission was to promote cooperation and exchange between the two cities, and re-emphasize the importance of friendly business relations between China and the United States. Their design will compliment the original master plan and design while embracing the cultural history and beauty of Nanjing, calling upon its dramatic landscape of iconic mountains and scenic waterfronts to enhance architectural roof forms and shape towers that emphasize the importance of the Olympic Axis to the Hexi District. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Médiathèque grand M / Atelier d’architecture King Kong

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Architects: Atelier d’architecture King Kong
Location: Toulouse,
Architect In Charge: Frédéric Neau
Project Manager: Julie Dehaut
Graphist Designer: Julie Soistier
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Arthur Péquin

Nordic Light: Interpretations in Architecture

Nordic Light is a 240-pages book with a wide array of lighting projects in nordic architecture as well as essays about light in late 19th century art form. The book contains architects and comtemporary artists such as Snøhetta, Olafur Eliasson, Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects and Henning Larsen Architects. The graphic elements presented in the book is an interpretation between northern lights and architectural sketching.

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© Rintala Eggertsson Architects
© Rintala Eggertsson Architects

Venice Biennale 2012: VOID / Rintala Eggertsson Architects

In Western thinking the notion of void, or emptiness is a usually considered a negative state of affairs, absence or lack of something. As an existential term emptiness, coupled with our contemporary condition with unforeseen wealth, is associated with the…

Academie MWD Dilbeek / Carlos Arroyo

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Architects: Carlos Arroyo
Location: , Belgium
Associate Architects: ELD Partnership
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán

AD Round Up: Housing Part X

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Back in 2009 we published some great housing projects you can’t miss. Main image belongs to SAKO’s Bumps, a 103,218 square meter housing project in Beijing. Check out the great Mainz Markthäuser 11-13 by Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas or High Line 23 designed by Neil M.Denari Architects. Revisit, St Edward’s University New Residence and Dining Hall by Alejandro Aravena. Finally, don’t forget to visit Ftown Building by japanese practice Atelier Hitoshi Abe.

O house / Arhitektonski studio Fabijanić

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Architects:
Location: Selve, Zadarsko-Kninska,
Author: Nenad Fabijanić
Co Author: Željko Pavlović
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 133 sqm
Photographs: Miro Martinić

Courtesy of Architetto Matteo Ascani (AMA)
Courtesy of Architetto Matteo Ascani (AMA)

Horizontal Farm / AMA

Designed by Architetto Matteo Ascani (AMA)…, their horizontal farm proposal is a flowing architecture system where the farming world meets the Indian slum in New Dehli. The project aims to create a balanced mix with farms, working areas and

Gehry and Mirvish unveil Toronto ‘Sculptures’

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David Mirvish, founder of Mirvish Productions, and -born starchitect have officially unveiled a massive, mixed-use project that will transform Toronto’s downtown arts and entertainment district. The multi-phase project will significantly alter the city’s skyline with three, “sculptural” residential towers perched atop two, six story podiums.

Mirvish describes, “I am not building three towers, I am building three sculptures that people can live in.”

Continue reading to learn more.

Twisted House / JVA

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Architects: JVA
Location: ,
Design Team: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Claes Cho Heske Ekornaas
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Nils Petter Dale