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Nadja Apartment / Point Supreme

22:00 - 5 August, 2015
Nadja Apartment / Point Supreme, © Yannis Drakoulidis
© Yannis Drakoulidis

© Yannis Drakoulidis Courtesy of Point Supreme © Yannis Drakoulidis © Yannis Drakoulidis +23

Rainbow Chapel / Kubo Tsushima Architects

20:00 - 5 August, 2015
Rainbow Chapel / Kubo Tsushima Architects, © Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners

© Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners © Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners © Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners © Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners +7

Light: Beyond Transparency with James Carpenter

19:30 - 5 August, 2015
Light: Beyond Transparency with James Carpenter, James Carpenter Design Associates, Sky-Reflector Net
James Carpenter Design Associates, Sky-Reflector Net

This October, UrbanGlass in Brooklyn will host a one-day workshop with architect James Carpenter. James' work with UrbanGlass began more than two decades ago, when he worked in our studios to create unique projects in glass. The class "Light: Beyond Transparency" requires no previous knowledge about glass processes and techniques, but will include time in the studio learning about how the material is manipulated.

"Light Beyond Transparency" will take place on October 18th, 10am-5pm. This one-day workshop will focus on observation and explore a conceptual approach to manifesting these observations in the built environment. 

VillaWRK / Parametr Architecture

19:00 - 5 August, 2015
VillaWRK / Parametr Architecture, © Lindung Soemahardi
© Lindung Soemahardi

© Lindung Soemahardi © Lindung Soemahardi © Lindung Soemahardi © Lindung Soemahardi +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kabupaten Badung, Indonesia
  • Deisgn principal

    Harun Wisaksono, Ario Danar Andito, Joffi Febriando
  • Project Architect

    Parmadi Susanto
  • Contractor

    CKBP (Cipta Kreasi Bangun Pratama)
  • Area

    637.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Resignation Media / Chioco Design

17:00 - 5 August, 2015
Resignation Media / Chioco Design, © Casey Dunn
© Casey Dunn

© Casey Dunn © Casey Dunn © Casey Dunn © Casey Dunn +15

  • Designer

  • Location

    Austin, TX, United States
  • Designer in Charge

    Jamie Chioco, Vanessa Francis
  • Area

    1086.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

WEISS/MANFREDI to Re-envision India's US Embassy

16:00 - 5 August, 2015
WEISS/MANFREDI to Re-envision India's US Embassy, © WEISS/MANFREDI
© WEISS/MANFREDI

The United States Department of State has commissioned WEISS/MANFREDI to re-envision the Edward Durell Stone-designed embassy compound in New Delhi, India. Fifty years after its opening, the masterplan hopes to "restore the early modernist Chancery Building and recast the Embassy Compound as a multi-functional 28-acre campus setting." The masterplan's first phase will see the addition of a new office annex and restore the complex's landscape. 

Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Ageing / Hammeskrause Architects

15:00 - 5 August, 2015
© Juergen Schmidt
© Juergen Schmidt

© Joern Lehmann Courtesy of Hammeskrause Architects © Joern Lehmann Courtesy of Hammeskrause Architects +11

Kengo Kuma Designs Cultural Village for Portland Japanese Garden

14:47 - 5 August, 2015
Kengo Kuma Designs Cultural Village for Portland Japanese Garden , Arriving at the Cultural Village. Image © Kengo Kuma & Associates
Arriving at the Cultural Village. Image © Kengo Kuma & Associates

Plans have been unveiled for Kengo Kuma's first public commission in the US. The Portland Japanese Garden has commissioned Kuma to design a new "Cultural Village" to accommodate the garden's growing popularity.

Based off the Japanese tradition of monzenmachi (gate-front towns), where activity exists just outside the gates of shrines and cultural sites, the village will provide a "free-flowing" courtyard space for events and educational activities, as well as multi-purpose classrooms, galleries, a library, tea cafe, and more. In addition to this, a new visitor entrance will be built on an existing site at the bottom of the hillside site on Kingston Avenue, just on the outskirts of downtown Portland

"The Portland Japanese Garden's careful growth is a very important cultural effort, not only for Portland but also for the US and Japan," said Kuma in a press release.

Pharmacy El Puente / ariasrecalde taller de arquitectura

13:00 - 5 August, 2015
Pharmacy El Puente  / ariasrecalde taller de arquitectura, © Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas

© Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas +33

How The Architectural League Gave a Platform to 30 Years of Emerging Voices

12:30 - 5 August, 2015
How The Architectural League Gave a Platform to 30 Years of Emerging Voices, The Aqua Tower in Chicago by Jeanne Gang, who won the 2006 Emerging Voices award. Image © Wikimedia user Peace01234
The Aqua Tower in Chicago by Jeanne Gang, who won the 2006 Emerging Voices award. Image © Wikimedia user Peace01234

Since 1982, The Architectural League of New York's Emerging Voices awards have helped to launch hundreds of careers and consistently picked out the best and brightest in architecture. To highlight the release of a new anthology of the work of Emerging Voices' luminaries, Metropolis Magazine spoke with the League’s director, Rosalie Genevro, and the program director, Anne Rieselbach, about the mission of the Emerging Voices awards. The interview covers the changing criteria and contexts of the awards, adapting to a new form of voice in the information age and some of the award's most successful alumni. Read the full interview, including inside information on how the selection process works, over at Metropolis Magazine here.

As WeWork Acquires CASE, the Future of Office Design May Start Today

11:05 - 5 August, 2015
As WeWork Acquires CASE, the Future of Office Design May Start Today, Exterior of WeWork Hollywood in LA. Image Courtesy of WeWork
Exterior of WeWork Hollywood in LA. Image Courtesy of WeWork

"Buildings shouldn't just be a place where you go to do stuff. How can we enable the buildings themselves to be a positive contributor to the activities that happen within them?"

This is how David Fano, co-founder of New York consultancy CASE, explained the logic behind their acquisition by WeWork, the company that provides flexible coworking spaces for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Announced today, the merger could potentially mark a new chapter in the field of office design, as CASE proposes to bring their trademark attitude to Building Information Modeling (BIM) and other cutting edge technology to every space developed by WeWork.

Find out how this acquisition could change the face of Office design after the break.

WeWork's Offices in New York's Meatpacking District. Image Courtesy of WeWork WeWork's Offices at South Lake Union in Seattle. Image Courtesy of WeWork WeWork's Offices in Soho, New York. Image Courtesy of WeWork South Station Conference Room at WeWork's offices in Boston. Image Courtesy of WeWork +6

Centennial College Ashtonbee Campus Library & Student Hub / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

11:00 - 5 August, 2015
Centennial College Ashtonbee Campus Library & Student Hub / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects, © Shai Gil
© Shai Gil

© Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil +9

What Can Music Videos Teach Us about Architecture?

09:30 - 5 August, 2015
What Can Music Videos Teach Us about Architecture?

When it comes to the confluence of music and architecture, maybe the first thing that comes to mind is Goethe's claim that "music is liquid architecture." Goethe, however, was writing before the advent of MTV: music videos have become miniature films, attempting to capture all the tone, undercurrents and context of a particular song and translate them visually. Even better, the way music videos use architecture isn't the same as any documentary or film location; the camera attempts to mimic the way people listen to music by cutting and weaving around, designed for listeners as much as they are designed for viewers. Hence we see protagonists turning to the side, important elements placed away from the center and shots that both explore and disguise spaces in an attempt to fit the songs' acoustics to the setting.

What this means for us is that music videos can relate to architecture and capture its underlying tones in a way that a film might struggle to. For an architect wondering how the public truly understand and interact with a piece of architecture or remember a style, music videos are an untapped goldmine, since every setting location and filming choice show off how our wider culture relates to a building. Read on after the break for seven music videos that tell us a surprising amount about the architecture they feature.

Children Park at EXPO 2015 / ZPZ Partners

09:00 - 5 August, 2015
Children Park at EXPO 2015 / ZPZ Partners, Courtesy of ZPZ Partners
Courtesy of ZPZ Partners

Courtesy of ZPZ Partners Courtesy of ZPZ Partners Courtesy of ZPZ Partners Courtesy of ZPZ Partners +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    EXPO, Rho Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
  • Area

    7812.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces Lakefront Kiosk Winners

08:00 - 5 August, 2015
Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces Lakefront Kiosk Winners, Finalist: Lakefront Kiosk / TRU Architekten. Image Courtesy of The Chicago Architecture Biennial
Finalist: Lakefront Kiosk / TRU Architekten. Image Courtesy of The Chicago Architecture Biennial

The Chicago Architecture Biennial, in partnership with the Chicago Park District and BP, has announced the winner of its Lakefront Kiosk Competition, which sought out designs for an innovative lakefront kiosk to be inaugurated on October 3 for the opening of the Biennial.

In addition to the winner of the competition, the Biennial is also partnering with local schools—the Illinois Institute of Technology, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago—in order to build three more kiosks to be featured at the Biennial. View the grand prize design, as well as three competition finalists, honorable mentions, and the three architecture school designs after the break.

Sri Lanka’s Tallest Tower to Honor its 1996 World Cup Cricket Team

06:00 - 5 August, 2015
Sri Lanka’s Tallest Tower to Honor its 1996 World Cup Cricket Team, Courtesy of Architect Reza Kabul
Courtesy of Architect Reza Kabul

Sri Lanka’s Board of Investment has officially agreed to invest $330 million USD to construct the “1996 Iconic Tower,” a tribute to Arjuna Ranatunga’s Cricket team, which won the World Cup in 1996.

The tower, which will become the country’s tallest with 96 floors at about 363 meters in height, was designed by ARK Studio West | Architect Reza Kabul. The construction will be a mixed-use development, with 376 residential apartments, 92 penthouses, and amenities like a pool, gymnasium, spa, and outdoor sky decks.

Brussels Environment / architectenbureau cepezed

05:00 - 5 August, 2015

© cepezed | Léon van Woerkom © cepezed | Léon van Woerkom © cepezed | Léon van Woerkom © cepezed | Léon van Woerkom +29

Examining OMA's Two Latest Venues for Contemporary Art

04:00 - 5 August, 2015
Examining OMA's Two Latest Venues for Contemporary Art, Fondazione Prada, Milan. Image © Bas Princen
Fondazione Prada, Milan. Image © Bas Princen

In an article for DesignCurial, Shumi Bose visits OMA's new galleries in Milan and Moscow: the Fondazione Prada and the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. Noting that "the mythologies [between OMA and Miuccia Prada] have become inextricably intertwined" over recent years, "the purpose of [the Fondazione Prada] was to produce a range of spaces for the creation, display of and engagement with art; what results is the built realisation of a particular ethos, affording the protean OMA a return to form. And it was always going to be stylish." Bose's flowing description of the building and its spaces, which she ultimately praises as "a place which will bear return," leads into an equally compelling description of Garage for which she recognises its clear "contribution [...] in supporting, indeed composing, the very narrative of Russian contemporary art."