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Gdansk Shakespearean Theatre / Renato Rizzi

01:00 - 9 February, 2015
Gdansk Shakespearean Theatre / Renato Rizzi, © Matteo Piazza
© Matteo Piazza

© Matteo Piazza © Matteo Piazza © Matteo Piazza © Matteo Piazza +105

"Classic Japan" Episode 2: Sachio Otani's Kyoto International Conference Center

00:00 - 9 February, 2015

The second episode in "Classic Japan" features the 1966 Kyoto International Conference Center by Sachio Otani. The site of the signing of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, Otani's waterfront conference center unfurls onto nearby Lake Takaragaike via a series of concrete pathways that offset the centre's Brutalist weight. Filmed and edited by Vincent Hecht, a French architect and film maker currently living in Tokyo, the series focuses on Japanese architecture from the 1950s to the 80s.

Before working on the conference center, Otani had previously worked in the office of Kenzo Tange, whose Yoyogi National Gymnasium was featured in the first episode of the "Classic Japan" series.

Report Ranks Best BIM and Building Design Platforms for 2015

00:00 - 9 February, 2015
Report Ranks Best BIM and Building Design Platforms for 2015, Courtesy of G2 Crowd
Courtesy of G2 Crowd

The first Grid℠ winter report from G2 Crowd has been released, placing DataCAD as the CAD software delivering the highest overall levels of customer satisfaction. 

Using over 180 reviews from industry professionals, the Grid℠ plots software satisfaction levels against market presence (determined by vendor size, market share, and social impact), categorizing products as a "Leader," "High Performer," "Contender," or "Niche." G2 Crowd's review platform encompasses all CAD software widely used within architecture and construction, ranging from BIM to tools and libraries for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and architectural design and construction. 

Tagusgás Headquarter / Saraiva + Associados

01:00 - 9 February, 2015
Tagusgás Headquarter / Saraiva + Associados, © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG +27

Video: ZAO/standardarchitecture's Zhang Ke on "Contemplating Basics"

00:00 - 8 February, 2015

In conjunction with "Contemplating Basics," the 35th Aedes Architecture Forum's exhibition of work by Beijing-based ZAO/standardarchitecture, Reframe presents an interview the firm's founder, Zhang Ke, and Dr Eduard Kögel, an Urban Planner and critic from Berlin.

"Weight, Pride and Creativity" in Daniel Elis Karlsson and Pauline Algeröd's "Bärande Möte"

00:00 - 8 February, 2015
"Weight, Pride and Creativity" in Daniel Elis Karlsson and Pauline Algeröd's "Bärande Möte", © Daniel Elis Karlsson
© Daniel Elis Karlsson

In the the former shipbuilding city of Gothenburg on Sweden's west coast stands Daniel Ellis Karlsson and Pauine Algeröd's "Bärande Möte," a glass and concrete wind shelter and pavilion.

Concrete beams are suspended in midair by load-bearing glass walls, inverting the traditional structural hierarchy between the two materials and allowing uninterrupted river views. Read more about the project and view selected images after the break.

For the Highest Density of Design Excellence, Visit Dallas

00:00 - 8 February, 2015
For the Highest Density of Design Excellence, Visit Dallas, The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House. Image © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House. Image © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

Since the construction of the first high-rise, it seems architectural merit has been weighed most heavily by a building's height. However, Kriston Capps of CityLab notes in his article "For the Best U.S. Architecture Per Square Mile, Head to Dallas" that the concentration of buildings by award-winning and internationally-renowned architects can also put cities on the architectural map. Although Chicago and New York may have taller skylines, he argues, in terms of stellar design density, Dallas can't be beat. Read the full article, here.

Maisam Creates A Gateway to Petra

00:00 - 8 February, 2015
Maisam Creates A Gateway to Petra, Night view from the Wadi. Image © maisam architects & engineers
Night view from the Wadi. Image © maisam architects & engineers

The ancient stone-carved city of Petra is famous the world over. Known as one of the seven wonders of the world, the ruins generate most, if not all, of the tourism for Wadi Musa, the Jordan town that sits adjacent to the city. Tourism has also led Wadi Musa to develop into a sprawling thoroughfare of shops, kiosks, and hospitality services. This urban chaos would be an abrupt contrast to Petra, were it not for the intervention of Maisam Architects & Engineers. The design firm is responsible for "A Gateway to Petra," a structure that frames the entrance to the ruins while incorporating the planned and existing tourist buildings in the area.

Conversion of Doxiadis Office Building-ATI to Apartment Building / Divercity

01:00 - 8 February, 2015
© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra

© Fernando Guerra © Fernando Guerra © Fernando Guerra © Nikos Daniilidis +24

R50 – Cohousing / ifau und Jesko Fezer + HEIDE & VON BECKERATH

01:00 - 8 February, 2015
R50 – Cohousing / ifau und Jesko Fezer + HEIDE & VON BECKERATH, © Andrew Alberts
© Andrew Alberts

© Andrew Alberts © Andrew Alberts © Andrew Alberts © Andrew Alberts +39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ritterstraße 50, 10969 Berlin, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Verena von Beckerath, Jesko Fezer, Tim Heide, Christoph Heinemann, Susanne Heiss, Christoph Schmidt
  • Area

    2037.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

10Cal Tower / Supermachine Studio

01:00 - 8 February, 2015
10Cal Tower / Supermachine Studio, © Wison Tungthunya
© Wison Tungthunya

© Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bangsaen Sai 1, Tambon Saen Suk, Amphoe Mueang Chon Buri, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20130, Thailand
  • Design Team

    Pitupong Chaowakul with Sujinda Khawkam, Kasidis Peuktes and Mint Mintly
  • Client

    Siam Cement Group (SCG)
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Museum Of The Sea In Sete / C+D Architecture

01:00 - 8 February, 2015
Museum Of The Sea In Sete / C+D Architecture, © Marie-Caroline LUCAT
© Marie-Caroline LUCAT

© Marie-Caroline LUCAT © Marie-Caroline LUCAT © Marie-Caroline LUCAT © Marie-Caroline LUCAT +32

Eiffel Tower and Burj Khalifa Listed Top 3 in Global “Selfie” Rankings

00:00 - 8 February, 2015
Eiffel Tower and Burj Khalifa Listed Top 3 in Global “Selfie” Rankings, Burj Khalifa. Image © Flickr CC user Christian van Elven
Burj Khalifa. Image © Flickr CC user Christian van Elven

New research has found that (unsurprisingly) the Eiffel Tower and Burj Khalifa - the world’s tallest building - are among the top three most popular backdrops for “selfies.” The study, conducted by attractiontix, used data from Instagram to come up with the list, of which the Colosseum in Rome and Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia seems to have also secured a top spot. 

The top 10 “selfied” attractions (in order) are:

Childhood House / Heams et Michel

01:00 - 8 February, 2015
Childhood House / Heams et Michel, © Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti

© Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti +20

A TUDelft Student Asks: "Can We Live With Zero Wasted Space?"

01:00 - 8 February, 2015
A TUDelft Student Asks: "Can We Live With Zero Wasted Space?", Courtesy of Stavros Gargaretas
Courtesy of Stavros Gargaretas

Architectural space as we know it is left largely empty even when it is inhabited. We have become accustomed to this empty space, take it for granted, and most likely could not imagine a life in which we are forced to occupy only the space that we use. Through cataloguing our everyday activities and analyzing our body movements, Stavros Gargaretas of Why Factory studio at TUDelft sought to examine the question of ultimate space efficiency with a project entitled “The Evolving Room: Inhabiting Zero Wasted Space.” The work was completed under the supervision of Ulf Hackauf, Adrian Ravon and Huib Plomp, along with Why Factroy founder Winy Maas and won TUDelft's Best Graduation Project of the Faculty of Architecture award.

© Sean Pieters Courtesy of Stavros Gargaretas © Martina Lucchese © Martina Lucchese +25

Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century

00:00 - 7 February, 2015
Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century, Courtesy of Florida International University
Courtesy of Florida International University

Climate change, particularly rising sea levels, is expected to have a substantial impact in Miami, Florida over the next 100 years. Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century, an exhibition at the Coral Gables Museum, addresses this pressing issue, examining effective design solutions through the lens of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. The exhibition of graduate student work from Florida International University uses the city's existing infrastructure and architecture as the groundwork for future adaptation and development. A panel discussion highlighting the topic will take place on Thursday, February 12, with architects from BIG, OMA and West 8. Learn more, after the break. 

9 Stunning Treehouses that Will Bring Out Your Inner Child

00:00 - 7 February, 2015
9 Stunning Treehouses that Will Bring Out Your Inner Child

The word “treehouse” can conjure up fond childhood memories for many. As a kid, the idea of a house floating above the ground is an endless source of wonder-- and that wonder never truly goes away! Countless designers have experimented with the idea of suspending their architecture among the trees, and a large number of those projects have made their way onto our site. See nine of our favorites, after the break. 

On View: Inside Outside's "Museological Reconstruction" of Rotterdam's Iconic Sonneveld House

00:00 - 7 February, 2015
On View: Inside Outside's "Museological Reconstruction" of Rotterdam's Iconic Sonneveld House , © Johannes Schwartz
© Johannes Schwartz

Inside Rotterdam's Sonneveld House everything is in order: books arranged nearly on shelves, chairs tucked under tables, rugs set square on the bedroom floor. The house is a pristine tableau depicting what the interior would have looked like whilst inhabited by the eponymous Albertus Sonneveld and his family.

Yet something interesting lies underfoot, thanks to an intervention by Inside Outside that sees the entire floor of the home covered with a single, continuous mirror. Read more about the installation and view selected images after the break.