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Vigía Del Fuerte Educational Park / Mauricio Valencia + Diana Herrera + Lucas Serna + Farhid Maya

01:00 - 24 June, 2014
Vigía Del Fuerte Educational Park / Mauricio Valencia + Diana Herrera + Lucas Serna + Farhid Maya, © Farhid Maya
© Farhid Maya

© Farhid Maya © Farhid Maya © Farhid Maya © Farhid Maya +29

Multifunctional swimming pool complex De Geusselt / Slangen+Koenis Architects

01:00 - 24 June, 2014
Multifunctional swimming pool complex De Geusselt  / Slangen+Koenis Architects, © Marcel van den Burg
© Marcel van den Burg

© Marcel van den Burg © Marcel van den Burg © Marcel van den Burg © Marcel van den Burg +32

Fidalga Building / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados

01:00 - 24 June, 2014
Fidalga Building / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    R. Fidalga, 772 - Pinheiros, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Architects in Charge

    Vinicius Andrade, Marcelo Morettin
  • Project Coordinators

    Marcio Tanaka, Marina Mermelstein
  • Collaborators

    Florian Schmidt-Hidding, Marcelo Maia Rosa, Renata Andrulis
  • Area

    3775.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Embassy of Ecuador / Arquiteck & Asociados

01:00 - 24 June, 2014
Embassy of Ecuador / Arquiteck & Asociados, © Andrés Valbuena
© Andrés Valbuena

© Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
  • Design Team

    Pablo Rodríguez Agudelo, Mónica Botello Agudelo, David Diaz Diaz, Daniel Giraldo Rivera, Julian Sossa Delgado, Jair Pinzon Hernández, Diego Origua Petrel.
  • Project Area

    772.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

Wilton Close / Cymon Allfrey Architects

01:00 - 23 June, 2014
Wilton Close / Cymon Allfrey Architects, © Stephen Goodenough
© Stephen Goodenough

© Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough +15

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre / Stanton Williams

01:00 - 23 June, 2014
Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre / Stanton Williams, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow
  • Architects

  • Location

    London E20, UK
  • Area

    2014.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    5602
  • Photographs

    Hufton+Crow, Courtesy of Stanton Williams

© Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow Courtesy of Stanton Williams +16

Interested in Public-Interest Design? Apply to the Enterprise Rose Fellowship By July 10

00:00 - 23 June, 2014
Interested in Public-Interest Design? Apply to the Enterprise Rose Fellowship By July 10, A Rose Fellow working on a community design project. Image Courtesy of Enterprise Community Partners
A Rose Fellow working on a community design project. Image Courtesy of Enterprise Community Partners

Shelter is a basic human need, but over 11 million families cannot afford a safe and stable place to live. In a crusade to change this sad fact, the Enterprise Rose Fellowship gives socially-minded architects the tools they need to pursue careers in affordable housing and community development. For more on the learning opportunity, head over to Next City and click here.

Ampera Six / Chrystalline Architect

01:00 - 23 June, 2014
© William Kalengkongan
© William Kalengkongan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Architect in Charge

    Chrystalline Artchitect
  • C+S Design Team

    Risty Novritasari, Michelle Dharmawan, Febrian Adhitya,Suryo Adi, Agustina, Mutia Sari
  • Principal

    Christophorus Jauhari
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© William Kalengkongan © William Kalengkongan © William Kalengkongan © William Kalengkongan +55

House for 60 Friends / Martin Hurtado

01:00 - 23 June, 2014
© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +66

Birralee Primary School / Kerstin Thompson Architects

01:00 - 23 June, 2014
Birralee Primary School / Kerstin Thompson Architects, © Derwek Swalwell
© Derwek Swalwell
  • Architects

  • Location

    26 Heyington Avenue, Manningham VIC 3108, Australia
  • Design Team

    Kerstin Thompson, Kelley Mackay, Tim Heron, Lynn Chew, Michael Archibald, William Samuels
  • Program & Project Management

    Arup
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Derwek Swalwell © Derwek Swalwell © Derwek Swalwell © Derwek Swalwell +16

The Dutch Royal Picture Gallery at The Hague to Reopen Following Extensive Renovation

01:00 - 23 June, 2014
The Dutch Royal Picture Gallery at The Hague to Reopen Following Extensive Renovation, Courtesy of Mauritshuis, The Hague. Image © Ronald Tilleman
Courtesy of Mauritshuis, The Hague. Image © Ronald Tilleman

The Mauritshuis, a Dutch 17th century city palace in The Hague, will reopen this week following a large scale renovation and extension designed by Hans van Heeswijk with servicing and fire engineering undertaken by Arup. Similar to Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, which reopened after a ten year restoration and remodelling in 2013, the Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery exhibits one of the finest collections of Dutch Golden Age paintings including Johannes Vermeer's Girl With a Pearl Earring. Alongside a large scale renovation, Hans van Heeswijk have also extended the galleries with new exhibition spaces, an auditorium and educational spaces.

Courtesy of Mauritshuis, The Hague. Image © Ronald Tilleman Courtesy of Mauritshuis, The Hague. Image © Ronald Tilleman Courtesy of Mauritshuis, The Hague. Image © Ronald Tilleman Courtesy of Mauritshuis, The Hague. Image © Ronald Tilleman +24

CTBUH Names Its Winners for Best Tall Building 2014

00:00 - 23 June, 2014
CTBUH Names Its Winners for Best Tall Building 2014, Cayan Tower / SOM. Image © Tim Griffith / SOM
Cayan Tower / SOM. Image © Tim Griffith / SOM

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced the regional winners of its 2014 Best Tall Building award. Chosen from a selection of 88 nominees, the four winning buildings will go on to compete for the Best Tall Building Worldwide Award, due to be announced in December.

The winners and finalists this year show significant diversity in form, function and philosophy; normally low-rise typologies such as education, green buildings, renovations and boundary-pushing shapes have all made the list. Jeanne Gang, founder of Studio Gang and Chair of the jury, said: "The submissions this year... reflect the dawning of a global recognition that tall buildings have a critical role to play in a rapidly changing climate and urban environment."

Read on after the break for the full list of winners and finalists

One Central Park / Ateliers Jean Nouvel. Image © Michel van de Kar Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building / SERA Architects + Cutler Anderson Architects. Image © Nic Lehoux Cayan Tower / SOM. Image © Tim Griffith / SOM De Rotterdam / OMA. Image © Michel van de Kar +5

SuralArk / Austin + Mergold + Marc Krawitz

01:00 - 23 June, 2014
SuralArk / Austin + Mergold + Marc Krawitz, Courtesy of Austin + Mergold + Marc Krawitz
Courtesy of Austin + Mergold + Marc Krawitz
  • Architects

  • Location

    Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11106, USA
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Austin + Mergold + Marc Krawitz

Courtesy of Austin + Mergold + Marc Krawitz Courtesy of Austin + Mergold + Marc Krawitz Courtesy of Austin + Mergold + Marc Krawitz Courtesy of Austin + Mergold + Marc Krawitz +31

Inside Masdar City

00:00 - 23 June, 2014
Inside Masdar City, Masdar’s Incubator Building banks away from its roof line to add pedestrian space while constructing the aperture between buildings above to limit the amount of sunlight hitting the street surface. Image © Tyler Caine
Masdar’s Incubator Building banks away from its roof line to add pedestrian space while constructing the aperture between buildings above to limit the amount of sunlight hitting the street surface. Image © Tyler Caine

The Middle East has historically been known for many things — sustainability not being one of them. The clash of Western values with the harshness of the local climate can often wedge sustainability between a lot of sand and a hard place. Though there is a broad critique of the unsustainable attributes of the region’s development path, for years there has been a shining exception: Masdar City in the United Arab Emirates, seventeen kilometers east-south-east from the city of Abu Dhabi. 

Masdar City exists as an urban development project run by the renewable energy company Masdar, who has committed $15 billion to making Masdar City the planet’s most sustainable new city. Unlike Abu Dhabi, a city which unthinkingly follows antiquated models and Western building principles, Masdar City has a wealth of potential to offer the world of green urban planning - something the world sorely needs.

But Masdar City is certainly not without its share of critics. On first approach, the concentrated development, located in the center of six square kilometers of empty space, does little to awe, especially in comparison to the sprawling wave that is Abu Dhabi. Thanks largely to the global financial recession, buildings currently comprise less than 10% of the area committed to the urban experiment. Even today there is a group of onlookers that suggest Masdar City may just be a mirage after all.

However, this broader view is not necessarily synonymous with the bigger picture.

Buildings at Masdar incorporate numerous material and construction strategies for minimizing heat gain including metal screening, terracotta cladding and air-filled wall panels. Image © Tyler Caine Exterior sun-shading on the Siemen’s Buildings, designed by Sheppard Robson. Image © Tyler Caine A public courtyard framed by student dormitories for Masdar Institute. Terracotta walls regulate solar heat gain, incorporating screens and shaded, exterior porches. Image © Tyler Caine The modular design of the sunshade panels was parametrically derived from goals of blocking the most sun, allowing the most interior view, while using the least amount of material and the least amount of structure to hang it. Image © Tyler Caine +11

Ming House / LGZ Taller de Arquitectura

01:00 - 23 June, 2014
Ming House / LGZ Taller de Arquitectura, © Jorge Taboada
© Jorge Taboada

© Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada +39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Lena de la Torre, Oscar Fdo. Mendoza L
  • Area

    257.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Boarding House / Shaun Lockyer Architects

01:00 - 23 June, 2014
Boarding House  / Shaun Lockyer Architects, © Scott Burrows
© Scott Burrows
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brisbane River, Queensland, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Shaun Lockyer
  • Project Architect

    Neva Wethereld
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows +18

Wertheim Factory Conversion / Kerstin Thompson Architects

01:00 - 23 June, 2014
Wertheim Factory Conversion  / Kerstin Thompson Architects, © Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Shannon McGrath © Derek Swalwell +14

Dalseong Citizen’s Gymnasium International Competition

01:00 - 23 June, 2014
Dalseong Citizen’s Gymnasium International Competition

The Daegu Architectural Culture Confederation (DACC) recently announced an international ideas competition to design the new gymnasium complex for the city of Dalseong, South Korea.