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Marina Abramovic Launches Kickstarter to Build OMA-Designed Performance Center

Marina Abramovic, one of the most seminal performance artists of our time, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the transformation of an abandoned New York theater into an interdisciplinary performance and education center: Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI). 

The institute, designed by Shohei Shigematsu and Rem Koolhaas of OMA, will be dedicated to the presentation and preservation of long durational work. Visitors will spend a minimum of six hours partaking in the Abramovic Method, a method that helps participants “develop skills for observing long durational performances through a series of exercises and environments designed to increase awareness of their physical and mental experience in the moment.” Needless to say, MAI will be unlike any other institute in existence. 

A virtual tour of OMA’s design and more information after the break...

Paulo Rolo House / Inspazo Arquitectura

  • Architects: Inspazo Arquitectura
  • Location: Sintra, Portugal
  • Design Team: Wilson Tafula, Hugo Ferramacho, Sofia Malveira, Daniela Silva, Vanessa Ribeiro, Sérgio Guedes
  • Area: 280.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Cátia Mingote

© Cátia Mingote © Cátia Mingote © Cátia Mingote © Cátia Mingote

Fronius / PAUAT Architects

  • Architects: PAUAT Architects
  • Location: Wels, Austria
  • Architect In Charge: DI Heinz Plöderl
  • Area: 6200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger

Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger

Call for Papers: STUDIO Issue #5 IMPORT><EXPORT

STUDIO magazine recently announced their Call for Papers for their forthcoming Issue #5: 'IMPORT><EXPORT,' which is set to examine how these two concepts linked to architecture modify the way to conceive, think and project our cities. This issue aims to explore the unceasing exchange among different realities which has produced a hybrid and heterogeneous urban landscape in which architectural experiences of different sources meet and combine. Structurally organized in different ways of contribution - essays, insights, experiences, images - the issue is meant to be investigated by a multi-disciplinary global perspective in order to define its complexity. The submission process involved two stages with the Stage One deadline on August 31, Stage Two September 30, and publication in November. For more information, please visit here.

Five London Firms Shortlisted for Met Police HQ

Five London-based firms - AHMMAllies & MorrisonFoster & PartnersKeith Williams Architects and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands - have been selected to compete for the “Scotland Yard” redevelopment of the abandoned Curtis Green MPS building on the Victoria Embankment. As reported by BDOnline, the shortlisted firms will each propose a “landmark building for London” that will provide a “modern and efficient working environment” for the new Metropolitan Police Service Headquarters. The judging panel, spearheaded by architect Bill Taylor and RIBA Adviser Taylor Snell, will review the proposals in September. 

School extension in Antwerp / Areal Architecten

Courtesy of Areal Architecten
Courtesy of Areal Architecten

©  Thomas De Bruyne Courtesy of Areal Architecten ©  Thomas De Bruyne ©  Thomas De Bruyne

Nga Purapura / Tennent + Brown

© Paul McCredie
© Paul McCredie
  • Architects: Tennent + Brown
  • Location: Ōtaki, New Zealand
  • Area: 3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Paul McCredie

© Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie

London School of Economics - New Global Centre for the Social Sciences Competition Shortlist Announced

RIBA Competitions just announced the six teams that were selected to take part in the design stage of the competition for The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) to design their New Global Centre for the Social Sciences. The shortlisted teams include: Grafton Architects, Ireland; Heneghan Peng, Ireland; Steven Holl Architects, USA; Hopkins Architects; OMA, The Netherlands; and Rogers Stirk Harbour + PartnersThis new building will have a vital role to play in cementing the LSE’s position as a world renowned educational establishment and will become a place that inspires existing LSE students and will help attract new high calibre students and staff to the School.

Architactics Exhibition / SAYA

Free and open to the public at the ZEZEZE Architecture Gallery in Tel Aviv, the Architactics exhibition by SAYA Design for Change summarizes the approach of SAYA’s mission-based practice. Rather than diving into the details of their specific proposals, it illustrates the channels of influence this practice has defined for design in peace making. SAYA’s pioneering approach termed by its founders as “Resolution Planning” was developed a decade ago to reclaim the architectural responsibility in designing peace. Its goal is to redefine the role and responsibility of architects in conflict resolution, to re-include the city, the people and their joint future space back into the picture. The exhibition will continue to be on display until August 24. More architects' description after the break.

Institut des Sciences Analytiques / Atelier Christian Hauvette + PARC Architectes

© Sébastien Morel
© Sébastien Morel

© Sébastien Morel © Sébastien Morel © Sébastien Morel © Sébastien Morel

French School Saint Exupéry / FLINT

© Alberto Ruiz López
© Alberto Ruiz López
  • Architect Office: FLINT, Argola Arquitectos
  • Location: Calle del Camino Ancho, 85, 28109 Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
  • Principal Architects: FLINT
  • Associated Architects: Argola Arquitectos
  • Architects In Charge: Zora Sander (FLINT) - Francisco Botella Botella (ARGOLA)
  • Directors: Veronique Tastet, Christophe Gautié (FLINT) - Joaquín Aramburu Maqua (ARGOLA)
  • Project Team: Marie Josée Matte, Teresa Martínez Fernández (FLINT)
  • Area: 4135.0 sqm
  • Year: 2013
  • Photography: Alberto Ruiz López

© Alberto Ruiz López © Alberto Ruiz López © Alberto Ruiz López © Alberto Ruiz López

ArchDaily Interns Needed for Fall 2013

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Chinese Developer Plans to Build Crystal Palace Replica

Shanghai-based developer ZhongRong Holdings is working with Arup on an ambitious proposal to reconstruct Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace in London. Originally built to house the Great Exhibition of 1851, the 80,000 square-meter cast iron and glass structure was relocated from Hyde Park to south-east London in 1854 where it was ultimately destroyed by fire in 1936. 

Gamesa / Vaillo-Irigaray y Asociados

  • Architects: Vaillo-Irigaray y Asociados
  • Location: Avenida Ciudad de la Innovación, 3, 31621, Navarre, Spain
  • Project Architects: Antonio Vaíllo i Daniel, Juan L. Irigaray Huarte, Daniel Galar Irurre, Josecho Vélaz Ballesteros
  • Area: 10675.0 sqm
  • Year: 2011
  • Photography: Rubén Pérez Bescós

© Rubén Pérez Bescós © Rubén Pérez Bescós © Rubén Pérez Bescós © Rubén Pérez Bescós

PARETS / Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto

© Shlomi Almagor
© Shlomi Almagor
  • Architects: Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto
  • Location: Avinguda Pedra del Diable, 9, 08150 Parets del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
  • Team: Pere Fuertes, Anna Casals, Susana Toyos, Nuria Piè, Miquel Burget, Aida Munsó, Felipe Peña
  • Consultants: BOMA (Structure), Eulàlia Aran (Tech. Arch.), Joan González Gou (Systems), Arcadi de Bobes (Sustainability)
  • Area: 4665.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Shlomi Almagor, Susana Toyos, Courtesy of Parets del Vallès Municipality

© Shlomi Almagor © Shlomi Almagor © Shlomi Almagor © Shlomi Almagor