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"Women In Architecture" Dollars, Hours Away From Reaching Campaign Goal

UPDATE: "WIA" has now reached its goal. A group of women fed up with the state of architecture today have started a campaign to transform the profession, to "redefine the ideas of success and compensation within our discipline [..., to create] healthful trends both within the academy and profession with real life/work balance [..., and] create more women leaders within the discipline." As they put it: "We want an approach appropriate to this century." The campaign, run by Nina Freedman, the Director of Projects for Shigeru Ban Architects, and Lori Brown, an architect, author and associate professor at Syracuse University, needs to earn only a few hundred dollars more to reach their $7,000 dollar goal. However, only 35 hours remain - if you're interested in learning more, check out their video here.

School of Earth & Space Exploration / Ehrlich Architects

© Bill Timmerman
© Bill Timmerman
  • Architects: Ehrlich Architects
  • Location: Center for Meteorite Studies, South McAllister Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
  • Executive Architects: HDR Architecture, Inc
  • General Contractor: SUNDT Construction
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Bill Timmerman

© Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman

Southlands Residence / DIALOG

  • Architects: DIALOG
  • Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Principal In Charge: Alan Boniface
  • Project Architect: Vance Harris
  • Intern Architect: Adrian Politano
  • Structural: Equilibrium Consulting Inc
  • Landscape: Hapa Collaborative
  • Geotechnical: Horizon Engineering
  • Kitchen Design: Modulnova
  • General Contractor: Treeline Construction
  • Area: 3200.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Kristopher Grunert

© Kristopher Grunert © Kristopher Grunert © Kristopher Grunert © Kristopher Grunert

House At Zimmerberg Bottom / Rossetti + Wyss Architekten

© Jürg Zimmermann © Jürg Zimmermann © Jürg Zimmermann © Jürg Zimmermann

Ílhavo Maritime Museum Extension / ARX

  • Architects: ARX
  • Location: Ílhavo, Portugal
  • Architects In Charge: José Mateus, 
Nuno Mateus
  • Work Team: Ricardo Guerreiro, Fábio Cortês, Ana Fontes, Baptiste Fleury, Luís Marques, Sofia Raposo, Sara Nieto, Héctor Bajo
  • Area: 2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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

Alex Monroe Studio / DSDHA

© Dennis Gilbert
© Dennis Gilbert
  • Architects: DSDHA
  • Location: 37 Snowsfields, London SE1 3SU, UK
  • Area: 310.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Dennis Gilbert

© Dennis Gilbert © Dennis Gilbert © Dennis Gilbert © Dennis Gilbert

Sketching in the Digital Age: More Relevant than Ever?

Our friends at Arup Connect spoke with Matt Williams, a leader of the façade engineering group in Arup’s Americas region and one serious sketcher, about the role of sketching in the digital age. The following interview, originally titled "To Sketch or Not to Sketch," discusses how sketching enables communication and how our over-reliance on technology isn't really as efficient as we may think. 

One of the things we’ve been trying to develop in the façades group is people who can relate to the architect, developing and responding to the key architectural requirements. Having come from an architectural background myself, historically there seems to be a bit of a conflict, if that’s the right word, between architects and engineers. There shouldn’t be, though. Everyone wants the same thing at the end of the day: a successful project.

Read the rest of the interview, after the break...

Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects / Jeanne Gang

From the Publisher. One of the foremost architects working today, Jeanne Gang is widely recognized for her innovative and independent practice. Studio Gang Architects confronts pressing contemporary issues and seeks to answer questions that exist locally but resound globally. The firm’s work is exemplified by recent projects such as the Aqua Tower in Chicago, an 82-story high-rise, which critic Paul Goldberger described as “reclaim[ing] the notion that thrilling and beautiful form can still emerge out of the realm of the practical.”

Zaha Hadid Purchases the Design Museum in London

The Design Museum in London has confirmed that Zaha Hadid has purchased their original building, which they've called home since 1989, just over a year after placing a bid with a private backer. According to the Architects' Journal, Hadid will use the building to house her practice's archive as well as serve as an occasional exhibition space. "The building will give an opportunity to consolidate our archive in a single location,” she said, “and also engage in a collective dialogue by exhibiting the research and innovation of global collaborations in art, architecture and design.”

Royal Adelaide Hospital Open Ideas Competition

Open to registered architects and landscape architects in Australia, and internationally, the Royal Adelaide Hospital Site International Design Competition is a two-stage process for the redesign of the current hospital site, which will be vacated in 2016. The challenge focuses on creating an iconic place within the Greater Riverbank Precinct of Adelaide. Stage One (18 July – 28 August) will see competitors anonymously submit initial design concepts while Stage Two (16 September – 8 November) is the opportunity for the shortlisted teams to further develop their Stage One submission. More information after thebreak.

UMWELT Named 2013 Winner of YAP Constructo in Santiago

Santiago-based studio UMWELT (Arturo Schiedegger & Ignacio Garcia Partarrieu) has been named as winner of the 2013 Young Architect’s Program (YAP) in Chile. Their winning proposal, ‘AMBIENT 35 60’, which is scheduled for completion in March 2014, will occupy a 20 x 27 meter site in Santiago’s Parque Araucano with a network of 35, climatically responsive spatial frames that will provide a ‘container for artwork and events.’ 

More on ‘AMBIENT 35 60’ after the break...

'Occupy the Dune': MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Balmori Associates

Recently chosen as one of the selected entries for the MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas, the 'Occupy the Dune' proposal by Balmori Associates focuses on an infrastructure as the center for civic activity, protecting the community while connecting it socially and ecologically. Vegetation that colonizes the dunes surface is the most critical part of the ecosystem, adding strength and stability to blunt extreme winds and storm surge. More images and architects' description after the break.

Flinders Street Revitalisation / Cox Rayner Architects

© Angus Martin Photography © Christopher Frederick Jones © Angus Martin Photography © Christopher Frederick Jones

Phantom / Case-Real

© Hiroshi Mizusaki
© Hiroshi Mizusaki
  • Architects: Case-Real
  • Location: Fukuoka, Japan
  • Design: Koichi Futatusmata, Yasushi Arikawa
  • Area: 216.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Hiroshi Mizusaki, Courtesy of Case-Real

© Hiroshi Mizusaki © Hiroshi Mizusaki © Hiroshi Mizusaki © Hiroshi Mizusaki

PINC Pavilion / Clínica de Arquitectura

© Alexandre Delmar
© Alexandre Delmar

© Alexandre Delmar © Alexandre Delmar © Alexandre Delmar © Alexandre Delmar

Cenon / Habiter Autrement + Ateliers Jean Nouvel

  • Architects: Habiter Autrement, Ateliers Jean Nouvel
  • Location: 5 Rue Pierre Mendès France, 33150 Cenon, France
  • Architects In Charge: Mia Hägg, Sandrine Forais / Jean Nouvel
  • Project Managers: Sandrine Forais, Elise Camus
  • Architectural Consultant: Jean-Jacques Raynaud
  • Team Members: Mathilde Jauvin, Aimée Lau, Félix Medina, Louis Mangin, Nicolas Métro, Marcel Züger
  • Area: 6852.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault