“Santa Madrona”. 62 Social Dwellings / Pich-Aguilera Architects

01:00 - 9 May, 2014
“Santa Madrona”. 62 Social Dwellings / Pich-Aguilera Architects, © Simon García
© Simon García
  • Architects

  • Location

    Travessera de Dalt, 92, 08024 Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Felip Pich-Aguilera Baurier, Teresa Batlle i Pagès
  • Heads of Groups

    Angel Sendarrubias, Pau Casaldáliga
  • Project Managers

    Ute Müncheberg
  • Area

    5704.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Simon García © Simon García © Simon García © Simon García +17

Nossa Senhora da Conceição School / Pitagoras Group

00:00 - 9 May, 2014
Nossa Senhora da Conceição School  / Pitagoras Group, © Luís Ferreira Alves
© Luís Ferreira Alves
  • Architects

  • Location

    Guimarães, Portugal
  • Architects in Charge

    Fernando Seara De Sá, Raul Roque Figueiredo, Alexandre Coelho Lima, Manuel Luís Vilhena Roque.
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves +29

New Zealand Architecture Awards 2014 Winners Announced

01:00 - 9 May, 2014
New Zealand Architecture Awards 2014 Winners Announced, ASB North Wharf / BVN Donovan Hill and Jasmax. Image © John Gollings
ASB North Wharf / BVN Donovan Hill and Jasmax. Image © John Gollings

The winners of the New Zealand Architecture Awards 2014 have been announced. The winner of the 2014 New Zealand Architecture Medal, the most prestigious award building award in New Zealand, was BVN Donovan Hill and Jasmax, for their ASB North Wharf building. Patrick Clifford was also awarded with the New Zealand Institute of Architects Gold Medal for his career as director of Architectus, with the jury commending the "understated confidence" and "urbane and assured authority" of his work.

Another 16 projects also received awards in 9 categories. Read on after the break for the full list of winners.

AUT Sir Paul Reeves Building Jasmax. Image © Simon Devitt Victoria University of Wellington, Campus Hub and Library Upgrade / Architectus and Athfield Architects. Image © Paul McCredie Cocker Townhouses / Claude Megson Architect. Image © Patrick Reynolds ASB North Wharf / BVN Donovan Hill and Jasmax. Image © John Gollings +20

Construction Begins on 3XN’s “Grove Towers” in Mumbai

01:00 - 9 May, 2014
Street View. Image © 3XN
Street View. Image © 3XN

Construction has begun on 3XN’s first project in India. Aesthetically inspired by local foliage, the 136-meter “Grove Towers” are designed to interweave at their base, much like the roots of the native mangrove trees. These lower, “interwoven” floors will house retail establishments, while the upper floors will be given over to residential units. 

2014 AIA San Francisco Design Awards

01:00 - 8 May, 2014
2014 AIA San Francisco Design Awards, Citation Award: East Oakland Sports Center / ELS Architecture and Urban Design © David Wakely. Image Courtesy of AIASF
Citation Award: East Oakland Sports Center / ELS Architecture and Urban Design © David Wakely. Image Courtesy of AIASF

The American Institute of Architects’ San Francisco chapter has announced the recipients of the 2014 AIASF Design Awards. The winners were lauded for their outstanding contributions to the built environment in the following categories: architecture, interior architecture, energy and sustainability, historic preservation, unbuilt design and special achievement.

Preview all the award winners, after the break...

AH House / Studio Guilherme Torres

01:00 - 8 May, 2014
AH House / Studio Guilherme Torres, © MCA Estudio
© MCA Estudio

© MCA Estudio © MCA Estudio © MCA Estudio © MCA Estudio +46

Fábio Coentrão House / António Fernandez Architects

01:00 - 8 May, 2014
Fábio Coentrão House / António Fernandez Architects, © Jose Campos
© Jose Campos

© Jose Campos © Jose Campos © Jose Campos © Jose Campos +40

Public Library of A.& M. Miskiniai in Utena town / 4PLIUS Architects

01:00 - 8 May, 2014
© R.Urbakavicius
© R.Urbakavicius
  • Architects

  • Location

    Utena, Lithuania
  • Architects in Charge

    Donaldas Trainauskas , Darius Baliukevicius
  • Area

    3500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© R.Urbakavicius © R.Urbakavicius © R.Urbakavicius © R.Urbakavicius +14

Pantheon for an Engineer / Martinez Vidal

01:00 - 8 May, 2014
Pantheon for an Engineer  / Martinez Vidal, © David Frutos
© David Frutos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cementerio de Nuestro Padre Jesús, 30100, Murcia, Spain
  • Area

    27.0 m2
  • Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos +42

Barnetraakk / TYIN Tegnestue + Rintala Eggertsson Architects

01:00 - 8 May, 2014
Barnetraakk / TYIN Tegnestue + Rintala Eggertsson Architects, © Pasi Aalto
© Pasi Aalto
  • Architects

  • Location

    Oppland, Norway
  • Built by

    Rintala Eggertsson Architects, TYIN Tegnestue
  • Planning Team

    Yashar Hanstad, Andreas G. Gjertsen, Sami Rintala, Dagur Eggertsson, Vibeke Jenssen and children at the Trintom Elementary School
  • Area

    20.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Pasi Aalto © Pasi Aalto © Pasi Aalto © Pasi Aalto +34

Vena Cava Winery / TAC Taller de Arquitectura Contextual

01:00 - 8 May, 2014
Vena Cava Winery  / TAC Taller de Arquitectura Contextual , © Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani
  • Architects

  • Location

    Valle de Guadalupe, Valle de Chapultepec, Zona 4, 22785 Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Alejandro D'Acosta Lopez, Claudia Turrent Arch Riquelme
  • Design Team

    Architect Miguel Cuesta / TAC
  • Builder

    Taller de Arquitectura Contextual
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Yoshihiro Koitani © Yoshihiro Koitani © Yoshihiro Koitani © Yoshihiro Koitani +35

Milan Expo 2015: Sculpture to Construct Virtual Beehive for UK Pavilion

00:00 - 8 May, 2014
Milan Expo 2015: Sculpture to Construct Virtual Beehive for UK Pavilion , "BE". Image Courtesy of UKTI
"BE". Image Courtesy of UKTI

A team led by Nottingham-based artist Wolfgang Buttress has been selected over seven other architect-designed proposals to construct a “pulsating” beehive for the UK’s participation at the 2015 Milan Expo. Entitled “BE,” the “virtual hive” will highlight the plight of the honeybee and offer an “immersive sensory experience” that leaves visitors with a “lasting flavor of the British landscape.”

A full project description from the creators after the break...

New York Public Library Scraps Foster-Designed Renovation Plans

00:00 - 8 May, 2014
New York Public Library Scraps Foster-Designed Renovation Plans, Foster + Partners renovation scheme. Rendering by dbox. Image © Foster + Partners
Foster + Partners renovation scheme. Rendering by dbox. Image © Foster + Partners

The New York Public Library (NYPL) has abandoned Norman Foster's controversial plans to transform part of its 20th century Carrère and Hastings “masterpiece” into a circulating library. The news doesn’t come as much of a surprise, considering the city’s new mayor, Bill de Blasio expressed skepticism towards the $150 million renovation earlier this year. 

According to a report by the New York Times, Blasio does not intend on reducing the NYPL funding, however the money will now be allocated to other purposes. 

Several library trustees have stated that in order to keep up with the cultural shift from traditional stacks to online resources, they now intend on completing the renovation of the library's mid-Manhattan branch on Fifth Avenue. 

A response from Norman Foster, after the break...

21 Finalists Announced for Bloomberg Mayors Challenge

00:00 - 8 May, 2014
21 Finalists Announced for Bloomberg Mayors Challenge, London. Image © Flickr CC User mariusz kluzniak
London. Image © Flickr CC User mariusz kluzniak

Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced 21 finalists for its annual Mayors Challenge, a competition to reward cities which propose the most creative and transferable solutions to intractable social problems such as public health, unemployment and transportation. The finalists were selected from a pool of 155 applicants from across Europe.

From the 21 finalists, a winner will be announced this fall, with the winner receiving €5 million to develop their proposal, and 4 runners-up receiving €1 million each. Founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and former Mayor of New York City commented "We need city leaders to continually reach for innovative new ways to address urban challenges – and then share what’s working with the world. That’s what the Mayors Challenge is all about."

Read on after the break for more on the challenge and the list of 21 finalists

World Architecture Festival 2014: Submit Your Works to Compete as the World’s Best

00:00 - 8 May, 2014
World Architecture Festival 2014: Submit Your Works to Compete as the World’s Best, World Building of the Year: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki / FJMT + Archimedia © John Gollings
World Building of the Year: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki / FJMT + Archimedia © John Gollings

Dear readers, the deadline is quickly approaching for you to enter the search for the 2014 World Architecture Festival (WAF) awards. Annually recognizing the globe’s most impressive works, WAF is the largest architecture festival (and live awards) on the planet

Herold - 100 Social Housing / Jakob + MacFarlane

01:00 - 8 May, 2014
Herold - 100 Social Housing  / Jakob + MacFarlane, © Nicolas Borel
© Nicolas Borel

© Nicolas Borel © Nicolas Borel © Nicolas Borel © Nicolas Borel +15

Villa Dind / Link architectes

01:00 - 8 May, 2014
Villa Dind / Link architectes, © Lionel Henriod
© Lionel Henriod

© Thomas Hämmerli © Thomas Hämmerli © Jay Louvion © Thomas Hämmerli +18

Bendigo Library / MGS Architects

01:00 - 8 May, 2014
Bendigo Library / MGS Architects, © Andrew Latreille
© Andrew Latreille
  • Architects

  • Location

    259 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia
  • Design Architect

    Joshua Wheeler, Eli Giannini
  • Project Architect

    Chantelle Chiron, Ryan de Winnaar, Rob Compagnino, Kit Kietgumjorn, Babak Kahvazdeh Gary Yeoh Sue Buchanan
  • Area

    4010.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Andrew Latreille © Andrew Latreille © Andrew Latreille © Andrew Latreille +22