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Venezuela Begins Relocation of Thousands Living in Torre de David, the World’s Tallest Slum

00:00 - 22 July, 2014
Venezuela Begins Relocation of Thousands Living in Torre de David, the World’s Tallest Slum, Interior de la Torre David. Image © Vía 'The Atlantic'
Interior de la Torre David. Image © Vía 'The Atlantic'

Monday night began the relocation process of thousands of inhabitants living in Venezuela’s Torre de David (Tower of David), the world’s tallest slum, according to reports by Venezuelan newspaper Últimas Noticias, BBC Mundo and tweets from journalists following the coverage. The relocation initiative is being carried out by the Interior and Justice Ministry, and comes just five days after the announcement that the Venezuelan government is in negotiations with Chinese banks interested in purchasing the building.

Ticollage City / Costa Rica Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014

00:00 - 22 July, 2014
Ticollage City / Costa Rica Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014, Courtesy of Costa Rica Pavilion
Courtesy of Costa Rica Pavilion

Curated and commissioned by German Architect / Urbanist Oliver Schütte and Dutch Anthropologist / Economist Marije van Lidth de Jeude, Costa Rica's first pavilion at the Venice Biennale focuses on a competition-winning project for the new Costa Rican Legislative Assembly, a project which illustrates the "vicious circle of social segregation and spatial fragmentation in the Greater Metropolitan Area of Costa Rica (GAM)."

Read the curators' description and take a virtual tour of the Costa Rica Pavilion after the break.

Ideal/Real: The Argentine Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

00:00 - 22 July, 2014
Ideal/Real: The Argentine Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

The Argentine pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale analyzes modernity in terms of the IDEAL and the REAL by looking at how the country has used “ideal” modern ideas to construct the reality of its cities.

The curators, Emilio Rivoira and Juan Fontana, structured the exhibit around eight periods, selecting cinema clips to represent the ideal and the real. 

Enjoy photos from the pavilion and read the description from the curators after the break. 

CJ5 House / Caramel Architekten

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
© Hertha Hurnaus
© Hertha Hurnaus

© Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus Courtesy of Caramel Architekten +17

Video: Umbrellium At The Barbican

00:00 - 21 July, 2014

16 Reasons to Study at ESARQ-UIC

00:00 - 21 July, 2014
16 Reasons to Study at ESARQ-UIC

ESARQ-UIC has a teaching method based on a scalar approach which covers building to landscape design, incorporating all areas of knowledge. This allows the school to produce highly competitive professionals, who are multifaceted, innovative, committed and entrepreneurial and are also able to act as leaders when facing new challenges.

To learn more about the Master and Postgraduate programs offered at UIC, read on...

The House of the Infinite / Alberto Campo Baeza

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
The House of the Infinite / Alberto Campo Baeza, © Javier Callejas Sevilla
© Javier Callejas Sevilla

© Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla +31

Building Skin Developed That Could Cool Our Cities

00:00 - 21 July, 2014
© Harunori Noda
© Harunori Noda

The urban heat island effect - the hot, overwhelming temperatures that a city's concrete produces - has a huge impact on livability and comfort within the city. Now, an elegant cooling system has been designed that not only reduces energy usage, but - should it be installed on multiple buildings - could even lower the overall temperature of a city itself. Learn more, after the break.

Aguazul 162 / Laboratorio de Arquitectura [mk]

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
Aguazul 162 / Laboratorio de Arquitectura [mk], © Diego Cosme
© Diego Cosme
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida Juriquilla, Santa Rosa Jáuregui, Juriquilla, Querétaro, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Ana Martin, Juan Carlos Kelly, Paulina Moreno
  • Project Area

    220.0 m2
  • Photography

© Diego Cosme © Diego Cosme © Diego Cosme © Diego Cosme +16

Hunters Hill House / Arkhefield

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
Hunters Hill House  / Arkhefield, © Angus Martin
© Angus Martin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hunters Hill NSW, Australia
  • Area

    334.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Angus Martin © Angus Martin © Angus Martin © Angus Martin +17

Pedro House / VDV ARQ

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
Pedro House / VDV ARQ, © Curro Palacios Taberner
© Curro Palacios Taberner
  • Architects

  • Location

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Architect in Charge

    Victor Della Vecchia, Ariel Ascione
  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Curro Palacios Taberner © Curro Palacios Taberner © Curro Palacios Taberner © Curro Palacios Taberner +29

Brasilia National Stadium / Castro Mello Arquitetos with gmp architekten + schlaich bergermann und partner

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
Brasilia National Stadium / Castro Mello Arquitetos with gmp architekten + schlaich bergermann und partner, © Marcus Bredt
© Marcus Bredt
  • Architects

  • Location

    National Stadium of Brazil Mane Garrincha - Brasilia, Federal District, 70070-701, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Knut Göppert
  • Project Manager

    Martin Glass
  • Project Manager Brazil

    Robert Hormes
  • Director of gmp do Brazil

    Ralf Amann
  • Team members

    Ante Bagaric, Holger Betz, Rebecca Born- hauser, Carsten Borucki, Lena Brögger, Martina Maurer-Brusius, Kacarzyna Ciruk, Laura Cruz Lima da Silva, Stefanie Eichelmann, Ruthie Gould, Florian Illenberger, Jochen Köhn, Martin Krebes, Helge Lezius, Tobias Mäscher, Adel Motamedi, Burkhard Pick, Jutta Rentsch Serpa, Lucia Martinez Rodriguez, Maryna Samolyuk, Florian Schwarthoff, Sara Taberner Bonastre
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Marcus Bredt © Marcus Bredt © Marcus Bredt © Marcus Bredt +18

Video: A 3-Minute History of Chicago's Millenium Park

00:00 - 21 July, 2014

Did you know Millenium Park in ChicagoIllinois was actually a desolate industrial wasteland until the turn of the century? The 24.5 acre public park, host to a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design, and art, is now a popular destination for residents and tourists alike -- all thanks to an unprecedented public-private partnership pioneered by former Mayor Richard Daley. To learn more about how Daley made Millenium Park a reality, with the help of famous designers like Frank Gehry, check out the video above.

Condemned to be Modern: Inside Mexico’s Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014

00:00 - 21 July, 2014
Condemned to be Modern: Inside Mexico’s Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

Mexico’s pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale is centered on Octavio Paz’s reflections on the contraposition between tradition and modernity. Echoing the request from Rem Koolhaas that the national pavilions focus on the theme Absorbing Modernity 1914-2014, Paz’s writings establish that “…modernity, for the last one hundred years has been our style. It is the universal style. Wanting to be modern seems like madness, we are condemned to be modern.”

Architects Julio Gaeta and Luby Springall use this reflection as the starting point for their curatorial project, designing the pavilion to show two story paths: one traditional and one modern. This concept is executed through the selection of works emblematic of Mexican modernity juxtaposed with works, events and interviews that influence architecture.

Check out photos from the pavilion along with the official text from the curators after the break.

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +8

House in Los Molinos / BIAGIONI_PECORARI Arquitectos

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
House in Los Molinos  / BIAGIONI_PECORARI Arquitectos, © Ramiro Sosa
© Ramiro Sosa

© Ramiro Sosa © Ramiro Sosa © Ramiro Sosa © Ramiro Sosa +29

Álvaro Siza's Archives May Soon Belong to Canada

00:00 - 21 July, 2014
Álvaro Siza's Archives May Soon Belong to Canada, Imagem © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Imagem © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The archives of Álvaro Siza, whose drawings, sketches, and models have been exhibited in the most renowned cultural institutions around the world, may soon be transferred to the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Centre Canadien d'Architecture, CCA) in Montreal.

The architect confirmed on Wednesday to Portuguese paper PÚBLICO that he has been "in talks" with the CCA, as well as other un-named institutions from different countries, in order to "decide the future" of his archives. 

Village Health Works Staff Housing / Louise Braverman

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
Village Health Works Staff Housing / Louise Braverman, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Burundi
  • Architect in Charge

    Louise Braverman FAIA
  • Area

    6000.0 ft2
  • Photographs

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +13

House 01, Hyde Park / Daffonchio & Associates Architects

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
House 01, Hyde Park  / Daffonchio & Associates Architects  , © Adam Letch
© Adam Letch

© Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch +14