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430 House / D’Arcy Jones Architecture

01:00 - 27 November, 2014
430 House / D’Arcy Jones Architecture, © Sama Jim Canzian
© Sama Jim Canzian

© Sama Jim Canzian © Sama Jim Canzian © Sama Jim Canzian © Sama Jim Canzian +12

HBKU Student Center / Legorreta + Legorreta

01:00 - 27 November, 2014
HBKU Student Center / Legorreta + Legorreta, © Yona Schley
© Yona Schley

© Yona Schley © Yona Schley © Yona Schley © Yona Schley +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Doha, Qatar
  • Design Team

    Ricardo Legorreta, Víctor Legorreta, Miguel Almaraz, Adriana Ciklik, Carlos Vargas, Miguel Alatriste
  • Project Manager

    Eduardo Cuéllar
  • Project Area

    32000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

CR House / CoA Arquitectura

01:00 - 26 November, 2014
CR House / CoA Arquitectura, © Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina / Fábrica de arquitectura
© Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina / Fábrica de arquitectura

© Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina / Fábrica de arquitectura © Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina / Fábrica de arquitectura © Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina / Fábrica de arquitectura © Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina / Fábrica de arquitectura +23

Grajo Residence / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design

01:00 - 26 November, 2014
Grajo Residence / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design, © Feinknopf Photography
© Feinknopf Photography

© Feinknopf Photography © Feinknopf Photography © Feinknopf Photography © Feinknopf Photography +19

Råå Day Care Center / Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

01:00 - 26 November, 2014
Råå Day Care Center / Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk +30

MoMA's Pedro Gadanho on "Bringing Architectural Modernity Home"

00:00 - 26 November, 2014
MoMA's Pedro Gadanho on "Bringing Architectural Modernity Home", "The celebrity of architects such as Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura has certainly contributed to Portuguese architecture’s increasing presence in the local press." Image: Portuguese pavilion for Expo 98 – 1998 / Álvaro Siza. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
"The celebrity of architects such as Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura has certainly contributed to Portuguese architecture’s increasing presence in the local press." Image: Portuguese pavilion for Expo 98 – 1998 / Álvaro Siza. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

This article by Pedro Gadanho was originally published in Homeland: News From Portugal, the project created for Portugal's national representation at the 2014 Venice Biennale.

Nobody doubts that, in large measures, 20th century modernity has been brought to one’s living room by the media. Sure, toasters and mass-produced carpets have offered a sense of domestic modernity fostered by ever-more accessible technologies. But newspapers, the radio, and TV sets have delivered the sense that one was immersed in the long revolution happening outside. Drawing from popular media, Martha Rosler’s “House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home” series (1967-1972) gave this idea a poignant visual expression. If newspapers carried home modernity’s many conflicts and tensions, life-style magazines completed the picture with alluring visions of how to make yourself and your environment become “modern.”

Five Projects Awarded Prizes at the 2014 Media Architecture Biennale

00:00 - 26 November, 2014

The 2014 Media Architecture Biennale has drawn to a close in Aarhus, Denmark, and with it five projects have been awarded for "outstanding accomplishments in the intersection between architecture and technology." Representing five different categories (Animated Architecture, Spatial Media Art, Money Architecture, Participatory Architecture, and Trends & Prototypes), these five projects are the ones that most represent the Media Architecture Biennale's goal to advance the understanding and capabilities of media architecture.

The winners include a power plant with a shimmering chimney tower, an installation that creates "phantoms" with light, an interactive LED facade, a crowdsourced mapping system for transit in the developing world, and a kinetic "selfie facade." See videos of all five winners after the break.

Sam Jacob On The "Post-Digital Phase"

00:00 - 26 November, 2014
Sam Jacob On The "Post-Digital Phase", Eco Ruburb, a community hybrid of the rural and the urban (with Hawkins\Brown). Image © Sam Jacob Studio
Eco Ruburb, a community hybrid of the rural and the urban (with Hawkins\Brown). Image © Sam Jacob Studio

In an interview with Core77 Sam Jacob, formerly of FAT and now principal at Sam Jacob Studio, has "always pursued an idea of design practice as a combination of criticism, research and speculation that all feed directly into the design studio." This approach has allowed his ideas to "cross-fertilize, find connections and directions that make the practice stronger, more agile and able to respond intelligently to the problem at hand." Jacob, who is also a Visiting Professor at Yale and the University of Illinois at Chicago whilst simultaneously director of the Night School at London's Architectural Association, recently saw the end of FAT's final project: the curation of the British Pavilion (alongside Dutch architect and academic Wouter Vanstiphout). In the UK, former partner Charles Holland is bringing a collaborative project with artist Grayson Perry to completion in Essex.

Read more and see some of Jacob's drawings after the break.

Socialism, a social hub, cafe and community centre. Image © Sam Jacob Studio Eco Ruburb, a community hybrid of the rural and the urban (with Hawkins\Brown). Image © Sam Jacob Studio Spoila Tribuna, "a dream version of Chicago". Image © Sam Jacob Studio Eco Ruburb, a community hybrid of the rural and the urban (with Hawkins\Brown). Image © Sam Jacob Studio +5

Gehry Sides with MAD, Defends Lucas Museum from Critics

00:00 - 26 November, 2014
Gehry Sides with MAD, Defends Lucas Museum from Critics, Courtesy of Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts
Courtesy of Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts

With criticism forcing progress on MAD’s “mountainous” Lucas Museum to come to a standstill, Frank Gehry has released a statement on the Chicago Tribune urging critics to “take the proper time to review” the museum before dismissing it. 

“Chicago is a great city for architecture and has historically supported innovative, forward-looking work. There is a natural impulse to deride a project in the early stages of design, particularly one that has a new shape or expression. This is not a new concept,” says Gehry, citing that both the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Los Angeles Walt Disney Concert Hall were shrouded in criticism before becoming “great assets to their mutual cities.”

Zauia House / Mário Martins Atelier

01:00 - 26 November, 2014
Zauia House / Mário Martins Atelier, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vale da Lama, 8600 Odiáxere, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Mario Martins
  • Design Team

    Rui Duarte; Sónia Fialho; José Furtado; Rita Rocha
  • Technical projects

    Nuno Grave, Engenharia, Lda
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

SUMIYOSHIDO kampo lounge / id inc.

01:00 - 26 November, 2014
SUMIYOSHIDO kampo lounge / id inc., Courtesy of © id inc.
Courtesy of © id inc.

Courtesy of © id inc. Courtesy of © id inc. Courtesy of © id inc. Courtesy of © id inc. +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Seiji Oguri, Yohei Oki
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of © id inc.

Community House of Lorient / Jean de Giacinto Architecture + Duncan Lewis Scape Architecture

01:00 - 26 November, 2014
Community House of Lorient / Jean de Giacinto Architecture + Duncan Lewis Scape Architecture, © Stéphane Cuisset
© Stéphane Cuisset

© Philippe Amoros © Stéphane Cuisset © Stéphane Cuisset © Stéphane Cuisset +28

Miraflores House / Gerardo Caballero Maite Fernandez Arquitectos

01:00 - 26 November, 2014
Miraflores House / Gerardo Caballero Maite Fernandez Arquitectos, © Gustavo Frittegotto
© Gustavo Frittegotto

© Gustavo Frittegotto © Gustavo Frittegotto © Gustavo Frittegotto © Gustavo Frittegotto +16

AZPML and KANVA Reimagine Montréal's Biodome in Winning Competition Design

00:00 - 26 November, 2014
AZPML and KANVA Reimagine Montréal's Biodome in Winning Competition Design, Wall Projection. Image Courtesy of AZMPL
Wall Projection. Image Courtesy of AZMPL

Montréal’s Space for Life competition has recently announced its winners, with design firms AZPML and KANVA named as one of three first winners with their joint design. The competition demanded that entrants reinvigorate the relationship between humanity and the natural world through an intervention at Montréal’s Biodome. The two firms’ winning proposal, Migration du Biodome, does that with the installation of a series of undulating walls.

Exterior View. Image Courtesy of AZMPL Interior View. Image Courtesy of AZMPL Lobby View. Image Courtesy of AZMPL Wall Projection. Image Courtesy of AZMPL +10

Yoshio Taniguchi to be Honored with Isamu Noguchi Award

00:00 - 26 November, 2014
AD Classics: The Museum of Modern Art. Image © Timothy Hursley
AD Classics: The Museum of Modern Art. Image © Timothy Hursley

Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi and English designer Jasper Morrison have been selected to receive the second annual Isamu Noguchi Award. Presented by The Noguchi Museum, the award recognizes “kindred spirits in innovation, global consciousness, and Japanese/American exchange.” 

“We are thrilled to present the second annual Isamu Noguchi Award to Jasper Morrison and Yoshio Taniguchi, whose visionary work and extraordinary contributions in the fields of design and architecture exemplify Noguchi’s lifelong commitment to world citizenship and the practice of art with a social purpose,” stated Jenny Dixon, Director of The Noguchi Museum.

More on Taniguchi's selection, after the break. 

McElroy House _ Ehrlich Architects / Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects

01:00 - 26 November, 2014
McElroy House _ Ehrlich Architects / Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects, © Miranda Brackett
© Miranda Brackett

© Miranda Brackett © Miranda Brackett © Roger Davies © Miranda Brackett +18

Passive House Bruck / Peter Ruge Architekten

01:00 - 26 November, 2014
Passive House Bruck / Peter Ruge Architekten, © Jan Siefke
© Jan Siefke

© Jan Siefke © Jan Siefke © Jan Siefke © Jan Siefke +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Changxing, Huzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Peter Ruge, Kayoko Uchiyama, Matthias Matschewski, Jan Müllender, Alejandra Pérez Siller, Duan Fu
  • Area

    2200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Video: Gaetano Pesce on Architecture as Art

00:00 - 26 November, 2014

In this video from Crane TV, Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce talks about his philosophy of art and architecture as an expression of reality. His philosophy raises the question of whether architecture itself should become symbolic of its time and place or express an idea in the way that art often can.  Beyond a symbolic nature, Pesce also suggests that architecture could be humorous or act as an extension of artistic expression. “Architecture is the king or queen of the arts,” he says, summarizing his beliefs.

Last week we brought you another video from Crane TV on Vito Acconci, which explored why the goal of architecture is not always a completed building.  As another architect who blurs the lines between buildings and art, Pesce’s unbuilt projects are an important tool through which he continually seeks new discoveries to prompt further design innovations.