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Foster + Partners Win Competition to Design Cardiff Interchange

13:15 - 29 June, 2015
Foster + Partners Win Competition to Design Cardiff Interchange, © Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners has won the competition to design Cardiff Interchange, the city’s central bus station. Part of the wider Central Square regeneration masterplan for the area, also by Foster + Partners, the interchange is being relocated closer to the Cardiff Central train station in an effort to allow greater integration of all transportation networks and accommodate future growth in passenger traffic.

MCO Residence / Esquadra|Yi

13:00 - 29 June, 2015
MCO Residence / Esquadra|Yi, © Joana França
© Joana França

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília - Distrito Federal, Brazil
  • Project Architects

    Filipe Monte Serrat, Camilo de Lannoy
  • Project Area

    400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

schmidt hammer lassen Breaks Ground on Ningbo Central Library

12:20 - 29 June, 2015
schmidt hammer lassen Breaks Ground on Ningbo Central Library, © schmidt hammer lassen architects
© schmidt hammer lassen architects

schmidt hammer lassen architects has broken ground on their first Chinese library. Selected through an international competition in 2013, the project will provide a new home for the Ningbo City Library's massive collection - the region's largest for historic and ancient books - on the edge of an ecological wetland area in the eastern port city of Ningbo

"Given our great collaboration with the Local Design Institute and the client team, we are full of confidence that the Ningbo New Central Library will become a vibrant new public space for the citizens of Ningbo,” says Chris Hardie, partner and director of schmidt hammer lassen.

East Regional Chilled Water Plant / Leers Weinzapfel Associates

11:00 - 29 June, 2015
East Regional Chilled Water Plant / Leers Weinzapfel Associates, © Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

© Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, United States
  • Principal-in-Charge

    Jane Weinzapfel, FAIA
  • Principal

    Andrea P. Leers, FAIA,
  • Project Manager

    Joseph Raia, AIA, LEED
  • Designer

    Chien Hung-Yang, Juliet Chun
  • Area

    23163.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

How Chile's Bahá'í Temple Uses High Technology to Create a Spiritual Space

09:30 - 29 June, 2015
How Chile's Bahá'í Temple Uses High Technology to Create a Spiritual Space, © Bahá’í Temple of South America
© Bahá’í Temple of South America

Now nearing completion just outside SantiagoHariri Pontarini Architects' Bahá'í Temple of South America is currently one of the most significant religious construction projects in the world. In this article, originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Sacred Structure," Guy Horton relates how - despite being in progress for almost a decade already - the design has changed remarkably little from the initial design sketch, using the latest technology to create a spiritual and emotional space.

For the last few years, in the Andean foothills just outside Santiago, Chile, a mysterious orb-like structure has been slowly rising under construction cranes. The new Bahá’i Temple of South America will be the first of its kind on the continent when it opens in 2016. It has been a historic journey for the Bahá’i faith in this part of the world—Bahá’i first arrived in Chile in 1919—and a patient journey for the architects, engineers, and builders who have brought the temple to life through a decade-long process of innovation.

The engineering firms were key to keeping the integrity of the architectural form. Even in the final stages, Gartner Steel and Glass came up with a new approach that eliminated the sub-frame, saving over $850,000. Image Courtesy of Guy Wenborne It's been over a decade since the architects of South America's first Baha'i Temple sketched out its design. “The shape never changed from what it was on the computer in 2003,” says Doron Meinhard, project manager and associate-in-charge of Hariri Pontarini Architects. Image Courtesy of Guy Wenborne © Bahá’í Temple of South America The interior surface of the nine “sails” (above) is marble, the exterior is cast glass developed by artist Jeff Goodman. He took great care, using lab-grade borosilicate to avoid any thermal stress. SGH then put the material through rigorous testing: subjecting it to freeze and thaw cycles, and submerging it fully in water. Then, because the 2,000 panels on each of the sails are all unique, the seismic load on every single one had to be tested. Image Courtesy of Justin Ford +8

Ronald Mcdonald House / Keppie

09:00 - 29 June, 2015
Ronald Mcdonald House / Keppie, Courtesy of Keppie
Courtesy of Keppie

Courtesy of Keppie Courtesy of Keppie Courtesy of Keppie Courtesy of Keppie +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    South Glasgow University Hospitals, 1345 Govan Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G51 4TF, United Kingdom
  • Area

    1940.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

Watch How This Blade Uses One Cut to Make a Perfect Corner

08:00 - 29 June, 2015

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Developed by Andrew Klein, this simple carpentry technique can bring your small-scaled, DIY constructions to new levels.

Klein’s specially designed saw blade has a specific shape that cuts wood without completely breaking it, allowing the board to be folded to form three-dimensional parts with varying uses. 

Check out a series of GIFs showing how it works after the break. And if you're interested in learning more about systems for building with wood, check out our Materials catalog

Call for Proposals: High-speed Railway Transportation Hub and CBD in Central Gui’an New District, China

07:50 - 29 June, 2015
The Gui’an comprehensive high-speed railway transportation hub and CBD covers an area of 464 hectares (Fig. 1)
The Gui’an comprehensive high-speed railway transportation hub and CBD covers an area of 464 hectares (Fig. 1)

The Gui’an New District, the eighth National New Districts in China, is located between Guiyang City and Anshun City, Guizhou Province with a planned area of 1,795 km2. The District, committed to the goal of “creating a city with pastoral landscapes”, will be built into a new leading area in inland economic development, a pilot area for innovation and development, an agglomeration of high-end service industries, an international area for leisure, vacation and tourism and a leading area for the construction of ecological civilization. The planning of a comprehensive high-speed railway transportation hub and CBD in central Gui’an New District strives to build it into an important transportation hub and central business district. The Management Committee of Guizhou Guian New District and the Planning and Construction Bureau of The Management Committee of Guizhou Guian New District hereby publicly call for the proposals for the planning of such a transportation hub and CBD as required, sincerely inviting the participation of experienced and qualified design agencies worldwide.

Registration deadline for international teams is on July 10th, 2015. More details below:

Exhibition: Realtà e Fantasia. Cartoline dall’Italia

07:00 - 29 June, 2015
Exhibition: Realtà e Fantasia. Cartoline dall’Italia, @fmg
@fmg

Realtà e Fantasia. Cartoline dall’Italia exhibition conveys a selection of Sergei Tchoban’s architectural drawings. The walls of of the gallery will be covered with 60 sketches – depicting landscapes and fantasies. As a part of the exhibition installation pictures shot in Tchoban’s Berlin atelier – nps tchoban voss –, document some of his completed architectural projects, will give a good idea about the artists visions not only as an architect, but also as someone whose passion is architectural drawing.

AD Classics: V&A Spiral / Daniel Libeskind + Cecil Balmond

06:00 - 29 June, 2015
AD Classics: V&A Spiral / Daniel Libeskind + Cecil Balmond, Courtesy of Balmond Studio & Studio Libeskind
Courtesy of Balmond Studio & Studio Libeskind

The violent insertion of Daniel Libeskind’s Spiral into the Victorian neighborhood of South Kensington renders a cataclysmic disruption into a landscape of order and propriety. It envisions a rupture in the fabric of space and time, aggressively anachronistic from the building it adjoins, unapologetically appealing not to cultured humanism but to the mathematical logic of complexity and chaos. What is now textbook "Libeskind" was in 1996 a shocking non-starter for the London establishment, an unacceptable risk for a city perpetually torn between its agitated cosmopolitan energies and its quintessential impulse toward nostalgia and restraint. Nearly twenty years after the Spiral was selected as the winner of a distinguished international competition, this controversial extension proposal for the Victoria and Albert Museum remains unbuilt.

Courtesy of Balmond Studio & Studio Libeskind Courtesy of Balmond Studio & Studio Libeskind Courtesy of Balmond Studio & Studio Libeskind Courtesy of Balmond Studio & Studio Libeskind +18

Vitra + Camper Store at Vitra Campus / Kéré Architecture

05:00 - 29 June, 2015
Vitra + Camper Store at Vitra Campus / Kéré Architecture, Courtesy of Kéré Architecture
Courtesy of Kéré Architecture

Courtesy of Kéré Architecture Courtesy of Kéré Architecture Courtesy of Kéré Architecture Courtesy of Kéré Architecture +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Charles-Eames-Straße 2, 79576 Weil am Rhein, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Diébédo Francis Kéré
  • Year

    2015

Populous Creates Eames-Inspired Installation for World Architecture Festival London

04:00 - 29 June, 2015
Populous Creates Eames-Inspired Installation for World Architecture Festival London, © Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow

Taking inspiration from Charles and Ray EamesHouse of Cards, London-based practice Populous have developed an installation for the inaugural World Architecture Festival (WAF) exhibition. Built from "hundreds of super-sized multiples of a single ‘W' form, the dramatic seven metre high installation forms the centrepiece" of an exhibition which seeks to showcase "the very best in world architecture." This year, 350 projects have been shortlisted from some the world’s best architects and designers.

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow +17

Vineyard Högl in Wachau / Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz

03:00 - 29 June, 2015
Vineyard Högl in Wachau / Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz, Courtesy of Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz
Courtesy of Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz

Courtesy of Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz Courtesy of Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz Courtesy of Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz Courtesy of Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz +10

RISING Architecture Week in Copenhagen

02:30 - 29 June, 2015
RISING Architecture Week in Copenhagen, Torben Eskerod
Torben Eskerod

From the 15th to the 18th September 2015, Copenhagen will play host to the international RISING Architecture Week. For four days the city will turn into a sizzling melting pot of over fifty events, site visits, bicycle tours and debates throughout the city.

Among these events is a two-day conference where 500 professionals and visionaries meet to exchange ideas and discuss the theme Growing Cities. The conference has a venue for speaks, debates and interviews, and another venue for workshops, networking and innovation labs. "RISING gathers a very big, international audience of architects, developers and city planners, which gives professionals a unique opportunity to develop and exchange ideas across borders. I’m very much looking forward to participate in RISING this September," says Sergey Kuznetsov, City Chief Architect of Moscow and keynote speaker at RISING.

Festival: "Days of Architecture"

02:30 - 29 June, 2015
Festival: "Days of Architecture"

The 15th edition of the "Days of Architecture" is almost here! This festival will take place from 25 September 2015 to 24 October 2015, in the Upper Rhine Valley. Punctuated by nearly 200 events, the festival aims to bring the architecture to the largest population.

Nursery School and Municipal Workshops / Jean-François Schmit

02:00 - 29 June, 2015
Nursery School and Municipal Workshops / Jean-François Schmit, Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit
Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    19th arrondissement, Paris, France
  • Partners

    Ingénierie Studio, SNC Lavalin (BET TCE)
  • Area

    6800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010

Villa G / SCAPE

19:00 - 28 June, 2015
Villa G / SCAPE, © Francesco Mattuzzi
© Francesco Mattuzzi

© Francesco Mattuzzi © Francesco Mattuzzi © Francesco Mattuzzi © Francesco Mattuzzi +36

Travel Through 115 Years of U.S. Residential Architecture in this Interactive Infographic by iMove

16:00 - 28 June, 2015
Travel Through 115 Years of U.S. Residential Architecture in this Interactive Infographic by iMove, Screenshot from "115 Years of American Homes Scrolling Parallax Infographic"
Screenshot from "115 Years of American Homes Scrolling Parallax Infographic"

Moving specialists iMove have created 115 Years of American Homes, a Scrolling Parallax Infographic in which viewers can “drive” through a neighborhood of single-family homes that reflect the style of their respective decades. For each home, graphics detail “tell-tale architectural features, design trends, average home price, and the historical and cultural context” of each decade from the 1900s through the present. Test out the interactive timeline here, and let us know: which decade of residential architecture is your favorite?