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Hub Creatic / Tetrarc Architects

01:00 - 22 July, 2014
Hub Creatic  / Tetrarc Architects, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nantes, France
  • Project Manager

    Alain Boëffard
  • Project Director

    Patrick Moreuil
  • Study Architects

    Patrick Moreuil, Marc-Antoine Bouyer, Hervé Martin
  • Area

    6520.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau +19

Proyecto de Recuperación Ambiental y Puesta en Valor del Entorno de la Fortaleza y Playa Fluvial de Goián / Pablo Gallego Picard

01:00 - 22 July, 2014
Proyecto de Recuperación Ambiental y Puesta en Valor del Entorno de la Fortaleza y Playa Fluvial de Goián / Pablo Gallego Picard, Courtesy of Pablo Gallego Picard
Courtesy of Pablo Gallego Picard
  • Architects

  • Location

    36750 Goián, Pontevedra, Spain
  • Area

    7610.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Pablo Gallego Picard

Courtesy of Pablo Gallego Picard Courtesy of Pablo Gallego Picard Courtesy of Pablo Gallego Picard Courtesy of Pablo Gallego Picard +32

Kyeong Dok Jai / IROJE KHM Architects

01:00 - 22 July, 2014
Kyeong Dok Jai  / IROJE KHM Architects , © Jong Oh Kim
© Jong Oh Kim
  • Architects

  • Location

    4-1 Haengsin-dong, Deokyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    HyoMan Kim
  • Area

    115.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Jong Oh Kim © Jong Oh Kim © Jong Oh Kim © Jong Oh Kim +38

Canary Wharf Development Including Herzog & de Meuron Tower Wins Planning Approval

00:00 - 22 July, 2014
Canary Wharf Development Including Herzog & de Meuron Tower Wins Planning Approval, Herzog & de Meuron's Residential Tower. Image Courtesy of Canary Wharf Group plc
Herzog & de Meuron's Residential Tower. Image Courtesy of Canary Wharf Group plc

A significant development at Canary Wharf has been approved by planners in London. The scheme, dubbed 'Wood Wharf' and consisting of 30 new buildings, was masterplanned by Allies and Morrison and includes a cylindrical residential tower by Herzog & de Meuron, and will provide 3,100 homes, 240,000 square metres of office space, a primary school, a medical centre, a community centre, a hotel, and around 100 retail outlets. Connecting the space will be a 3.6 hectare network of public spaces.

Read on for more on the development

Courtesy of Canary Wharf Group plc Courtesy of Canary Wharf Group plc © DBOX for Canary Wharf Group Herzog & de Meuron's Residential Tower. Image Courtesy of Canary Wharf Group plc +7

AD Interviews: Keith Griffiths, Chairman of Aedas, on Appoaching Densification in London

01:00 - 22 July, 2014
AD Interviews: Keith Griffiths, Chairman of Aedas, on Appoaching Densification in London, Keith Griffiths. Image Courtesy of Aedas
Keith Griffiths. Image Courtesy of Aedas

Following the recent announcement of Aedas' demerger into two separate companies - one retaining the Aedas name and the other now known as AHR - we spoke to Keith Griffiths, Chairman of Aedas' global board and a practicing architect for close to three decades. The company, which was recently ranked by the Architects' Journal as the 5th largest and most influential practice in the world, have now moved their head office to London's Chandos Place and are championing a new approach to urban regeneration in the UK's capital. Alongside discussing how an international practice of Aedas' scale successfully operates, Griffiths offered his insight into how the future looks for European cities based on a tried and tested Asian model of densification.

To find out how Aedas approach sustainability in flourishing Asian markets, as well as the significance of the 'urban hub' typology for London's metropolitan future, read the interview in full after the break.

Nanfung Commercial, Hospitality and Exhibition Complex, Guangzhou, China. Image Courtesy of Aedas North Star Mixed-use Development, Beijing, China [Designed by Andrew Bromberg]. Image Courtesy of Aedas Hengqin International Financial Centre, Zhuhai, China. Image Courtesy of Aedas R&F Centre, Guangzhou, China {Project Design Director - Ken Wai, Aedas]. Image Courtesy of Aedas +7

A+U 526: Retreat – Primal Concept and Experimental Design

00:00 - 22 July, 2014
A+U 526: Retreat – Primal Concept and Experimental Design

From the publisher. July issue of a+u is focused on retreats, in particular the places where people spend their free time. Retreats, where functional necessities are not the priority, portray the essential lifestyle that the residents desire. And, from there, an image of a house reflecting back the everyday emerges.

The sites abundant in nature present vast landscape to the residents. At the same time, they lack basic infrastructure, materials, or technology that would be readily available when designing a house in cities. Because of such shortages, architects are encouraged to put their experimental concepts into practice.

This issue explores how the ideal image of a house and architect's experimental concept are unified and conceived as a retreat when the situation is "missing" something.

OMA to Refurbish Paris Industrial Building for Galeries Lafayette

01:00 - 22 July, 2014
OMA to Refurbish Paris Industrial Building for Galeries Lafayette, Exhibition tower, Three configurations, Model 1-100e. Image © OMA / Frans Parthesius
Exhibition tower, Three configurations, Model 1-100e. Image © OMA / Frans Parthesius

OMA has unveiled its latest design project to blend the worlds of fashion and architecture: the refurbishment of a late 19th century industrial building for French high-end retail group Galeries Lafayette’s Fondation d’Entreprise, in Paris.

OMA is no stranger to the world of fashion, having collaborated on bold catwalk designs for Prada over the last decade as well as the renovation of a 16th century palazzo in Venice for Benetton. For Galeries Lafayette, a five-story, U-shaped, courtyard building built in 1891 will be transformed into a space for exhibitions and production. Located in Le Marais, one of Paris’ oldest neighborhoods, the architecture is protected under a heritage preservation plan. The building is to be fully preserved, cleaned and restored, and OMA’s design also includes the construction of a new exhibition tower for the courtyard. The tower will contain two sets of mobile platforms that can be split into four independent platforms, adding additional space and flexibility.

See photos and read a project description from OMA after the break.

Clark Art Institute / Tadao Ando Architect & Associates + Selldorf Architects + Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architecture + Gensler

01:00 - 22 July, 2014

Yim Huai Khwang Hostel / Supermachine Studio

01:00 - 22 July, 2014
Yim Huai Khwang Hostel / Supermachine Studio, © Wison Tungthunya
© Wison Tungthunya
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Design Team

    Pitupong Chaowakul with Suchart Ouypornchaisakul, Korakot Meesatien, Kasidis Puektes, Supakorn Sinthutarn and Sujinda Khawkum
  • Client

    Peung & Tem
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Wison Tungthunya, Courtesy of Supermachine Studio

© Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya +28

Extension of the St Jean de Vedas Technical Center / Chrystelle Sanaa

01:00 - 22 July, 2014
Extension of the St Jean de Vedas Technical Center / Chrystelle Sanaa, © Marie-Caroline Lucat
© Marie-Caroline Lucat

© Marie-Caroline Lucat © Marie-Caroline Lucat © Marie-Caroline Lucat © Marie-Caroline Lucat +21

Centre Culturel Lesigny / Atelier208

01:00 - 22 July, 2014
Centre Culturel Lesigny / Atelier208, © A. Leclercq
© A. Leclercq
  • Architects

  • Location

    Complexe sportif de l'Entre-Deux-Parcs, 77150 Lésigny, France
  • Design and building team

    Chloé & Meyer OIKNINE, Thibault GUILLANEAU, Diego IBAD, N. Maslier
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© A. Leclercq © A. Leclercq © A. Leclercq © A. Leclercq +14

Sunomata / Keitaro Muto

01:00 - 22 July, 2014
Sunomata / Keitaro Muto, © Teruaki Yoshiike
© Teruaki Yoshiike
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ogaki, Misasa, Tohaku District, Tottori Prefecture, Japan
  • Area

    186.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Teruaki Yoshiike © Teruaki Yoshiike © Teruaki Yoshiike © Teruaki Yoshiike +22

Light Matters: The Missing Element At the Venice Biennale

00:00 - 22 July, 2014
Light Matters: The Missing Element At the Venice Biennale, Toilets, at "Elements of Architecture" at the Venice Biennale. Image © Nico Saieh
Toilets, at "Elements of Architecture" at the Venice Biennale. Image © Nico Saieh

“Elements of Architecture,” the Rem Koolhaas-curated exhibition at the 2014 Venice Biennale, delved into several remarkable structural as well as technical components of architecture, including floors, walls, doors, stairs and toilets. But why was light missing? 

My manifesto for the inclusion of light as a fundamental element of architecture — after the break. 

eVolo 2015 Skyscraper Competition

01:00 - 22 July, 2014
eVolo 2015 Skyscraper Competition

eVolo Magazine is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the eVolo 2015 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture. It recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. It is a forum that examines the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and the city.

Freedom of the Press Monument / Gustavo Penna

01:00 - 22 July, 2014
© Casa Digital
© Casa Digital
  • Architects

  • Location

    Praça Central - Paranoá, Brasilia - Federal District, Brazil
  • Design Team

    Alexandre Bragança, Augustin de Tugny, Fernando Arruda Guillen, Norberto Bambozzi
  • Trainees

    Alessandra Valadares, Carolina Soares, Luiza Martini, Paulo Menicucci, Priscila Dias de Araújo, Roberta Vasconcellos
  • Total Area

    42.000m 2
  • Area

    7000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2000
  • Photographs

© Casa Digital © Casa Digital Old Image. Image © Casa Digital © Casa Digital +18

Lo Curro House / Nicolas Loi

01:00 - 22 July, 2014
Lo Curro House / Nicolas Loi, © Marcos Mendizabal
© Marcos Mendizabal
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lo Curro, Vitacura, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal +24

IULM_Milan / 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo

01:00 - 22 July, 2014
IULM_Milan / 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo, © Ernesta Caviola
© Ernesta Caviola
  • Architects

  • Location

    Milan, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Alfonso Femia, Gianluca Peluffo, Alessandro Schiesaro
  • High Supervision

    Cesare Stevan, Angelo Bugatti
  • Desing Team

    Gabriele Pulselli, Raffaella F. Pirrello, Daniele Marchetti, Domenica Laface, Alessandro Bellus, Lorenza Barabino, Luca Pozzi, Simonetta Cenci
  • Area

    23261.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Ernesta Caviola © Ernesta Caviola © Ernesta Caviola © Ernesta Caviola +22

WGTG - Residential building "Den Draad" / HUB

01:00 - 22 July, 2014
WGTG - Residential building "Den Draad" / HUB, © Ilse Liekens
© Ilse Liekens
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gentbrugge, 9050 Ghent, Belgium
  • Design Team

    Grontmij
  • Area

    4915.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Ilse Liekens © Ilse Liekens © Ilse Liekens © Ilse Liekens +12