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Populous Creates Eames-Inspired Installation for World Architecture Festival London

Taking inspiration from Charles and Ray Eames’ House 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

Vineyard Högl in Wachau / Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz

  • Architects: Elmar Ludescher, Philip Lutz
  • Location: Wachau, 2822 Walpersbach, Austria
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: 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

RISING Architecture Week in Copenhagen

From September 15th-18th 2015, Copenhagen hosts the international RISING Architecture Week.

For four days Copenhagen turns into a sizzling melting pot of 50+ events; site visits, bicycle tours and debates throughout the city.

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

  • Architects: Jean-François Schmit
  • Location: 19th arrondissement, Paris, France
  • Partners: Ingénierie Studio, SNC Lavalin (BET TCE)
  • Area: 6800.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: 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

Villa G / SCAPE

  • Architects: SCAPE
  • Location: Sorengo, Switzerland
  • Area: 340.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Francesco Mattuzzi

© Francesco Mattuzzi © Francesco Mattuzzi © Francesco Mattuzzi © Francesco Mattuzzi

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

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?

“The Architectural Imagination” Selected as Theme of U.S. Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

After an open competition and recommendations from the Federal Advisory Committee on International Exhibitions, the U.S. Department of State has selected Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan to organize the U.S. Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Their exhibition, “The Architectural Imagination,” will be curated by Cynthia Davidson, executive director of Anyone Corporation and editor of international architecture journal, Log; and Monica Ponce de Leon, dean of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and Principal of MPdL studio.

Pavilion for the City Jubilee / J. Mayer H. Architects

© Frank Dinger © Frank Dinger © Michael Kneffel © Uli Deck

Foster + Partners Break Ground on 425 Park Avenue

Norman Foster attended the recent groundbreaking ceremony for 425 Park Avenue, which will be the first full-block high-rise office building to be built on New York City's Park Avenue in the past 50 years. Foster+Partners, in collaboration with Adamson Associates, designed 425 Park to be a new icon in the Manhattan skyline, featuring a tri-blade, sheer wall top. In addition to its LEED Gold certification, the 560,000m² tower will be the first in New York to be WELL certified

Premium Office Space. Image © DBOX for Foster + Partners 425 Park Avenue. Image © Visualhouse for Foster + Partners © Visualhouse for Foster + Partners 425 Park Avenue in Local Context. Image © Visualhouse for Foster + Partners

Could Hovering Buildings be the Future of Sustainability?

Could Hovering Buildings be the Future of Sustainability?

If Arx Pax, a cutting-edge technology firm led by Greg and Jill Henderson, has its way, levitating objects could become a common sight. The team is developing what they call Magnetic Field Architecture (MFA), a technology which controls electromagnetic energy to make objects hover, and at the several months ago, they used it to produce Hendo Hover, a hoverboard capable of carrying a person. While the fact that Arx Pax was able to produce a hoverboard is fascinating, the technology could have much more serious applications: as an architect, Greg Henderson envisions that one day MFA technology could be used in buildings to produce sustainable structures which can better survive earthquakes and other natural disasters. Is this goal realistic?

Housing in Auvry Barbusse / Tectône

  • Architects: Tectône
  • Location: Aubervilliers, France
  • Architect In Charge: Pascal Chombart de Lauwe as Lead Architect, Etienne Chevreul-Demas as Projet Manager, and Audrey Alcindor as Assistant
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Christophe Demonfaucon, Courtesy of Tectône architectes, Lucile Chombart de Lauwe

Courtesy of Tectône architectes © Lucile Chombart de Lauwe © Lucile Chombart de Lauwe © Christophe Demonfaucon

Alban Guého Creates "Flood" Installation for Paris' Nuit Blanche 2015

Architect Alban Guého's “Flood” installation for Paris' 2015 Nuit Blanche arts festival aims to serve as a stark reminder of climate change and the impact humanity has on the world. The 50-square-meter (538 square-foot) installation is composed of weaved filaments that connect the ceiling to the floor. A thick, dark liquid (either oil or black paint) will slowly flow down each string, trickling into a black pool. Flood seeks to address the theme of this year’s Nuit Blanche, which is to echo the issues stemming from COP21, Paris’ Sustainable Innovation Forum.

Detail of Trickling Filament. Image Courtesy of Alban Guého Vector Projection of Flood. Image Courtesy of Alban Guého Parallel Filament. Image Courtesy of Alban Guého Axonometric View of Flood. Image Courtesy of Alban Guého

KIBE Child Care Centre / Gangoly & Kristiner Architekten

© Krischner & Oberhofer photography © Krischner & Oberhofer photography © Krischner & Oberhofer photography © Krischner & Oberhofer photography

RÖNESANS|BIZ / MuuM

  • Architects: MuuM
  • Location: Mecidiyeköy Mahallesi, 34387 Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Area: 24855.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Cemal Emden

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden

100PP Office Building / Ministry of Design

  • Architects: Ministry of Design
  • Location: 100 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118518
  • Design Team: Ministry of Design: Colin Seah, David Tan, Jeremiah Abueva, Zsombor Baktay, Don Castaneda, Charissa Ho, Norberto Olegario, Ruth Chong, Arnel Anoneuvo
  • Area: 12600.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Ministry of Design

Courtesy of Ministry of Design Courtesy of Ministry of Design Courtesy of Ministry of Design Courtesy of Ministry of Design

2015 Los Angeles Architectural Awards Honor Drought-Conscious Design

The Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) has announced the winners of its 45th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards, putting an emphasis on drought-conscious designs in light of California’s ongoing drought. The competition sought to find projects that “successfully married environmental sustainability with aesthetic sensibility while contributing to the fabric of their communities.”

Over three dozen designs were awarded, with the Grand Prize given to the City of Los Angeles’ Bureau of Engineering for their restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1919 Hollyhock House. Learn more about the rest of the winners, after the break.

Restore Neighborhoods Los Angeles Affordable Housing Prototypes. Image Courtesy of Lehrer Architects LA Ocean Avenue South. Image Courtesy of Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners LTD Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park Interpretive Center. Image © Paul Turang Wilshire Boulevard Temple. Image Courtesy of Levin & Associates Architecture

The House Opera Project: Help Fund a New Public Space in Detroit

A new project in Detroit aims to repurpose a vacant house into a public performance space – but it needs your help. House Opera is the result of a collaboration between V. Mitch McEwen and her partner at A(n) Office, Marcelo Lopez-Dinardi. After McEwen purchased a vacant, stripped down house from the city of Detroit two and a half years ago, the two began removing elements of the “house” in order to transform it into an open theater space, meant to showcase Detroit storytelling.

Joined by Detroit curators and community organizers, as well as design and art collaborators from around the country, the project has received a $10,000 Knight Arts Challenge grant to fund half of the project. But support is needed to fund the other half. They have launched a fundraiser, which ends on July 2, 2015 12:59 AM, and donations can be made here. Learn more about the project after the break.