Conservation Hall / archimania

© David Sundberg/ESTO

Architects: archimania
Location: Oakhill Drive, , TN 37206, USA
Area: 19080.0 ft2
Year: 2010
Photographs: David Sundberg/ESTO

School of Engineering at Lancaster University / John McAslan + Partners

© Nick Gutteridge

Architects: John McAslan + Partners
Location: Lancaster University, , Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 4YW, UK
Year: 2014
Photographs: Nick Gutteridge

Michael Sorkin’s ‘The Next Helsinki’ Competition Attracts Over 200 Entries

Michael Sorkin’s ‘The Next Helsinki’ Competition Attracts Over 200 Entries

The organisers behind The Next Helsinki, a competition masterminded by architect and critic Michael Sorkin, have announced that they have received over 200 international entries. Launched as an alternative to the controversial Guggenheim Helsinki project, the competition called upon architects, urbanists, artists, and environmentalists to imagine how Helsinki and the South Harbour site allotted to the proposed museum could be transformed for the maximum benefit of the city’s residents and visitors.

Gaudin House / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

© Thomas Jantscher

Architects: Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes
Location: Anzère, 1972,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Thomas Jantscher

Anne de Bretagne Secondary School / Philippe Gazeau

© Philippe Ruault

Architects: Philippe Gazeau
Location: 36 Allée de la Bourgonnière, 44800 Saint-Herblain,
Area: 6443.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

Hakodate Jomon Culture Center / Atelier BNK

© Koji Sakai

Architects: Atelier BNK
Location: Hakodate, Hokkaido Prefecture,
Area: 1256.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Koji Sakai

Denton Corker Marshall Completes New Australian Pavilion in Venice

© John Gollings

Australia’s new pavilion for the Venice Biennale has been officially completed by the Australia Council for the Arts. Designed by Australian practice Denton Corker Marshall, the granite-clad building is the first pavilion to be built in Venice in the 21st century, and replaces Philip Cox’s 1988 structure. The pavilion is to welcome its first visitors from May 9, as part of the 56th International Art Exhibition, with the work of artist Fiona Hall comprising its inaugural exhibition.

Learn more about the pavilion and view selected images after the break.

Planning Korea Designs Resort Hotel for PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

Courtesy of Planning Korea

Seoul-based architecture and art practice Planning Korea has unveiled their design for a seaside resort hotel, to host visitors to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Offering 946 rooms and sprawling across a 29,493-square-meter site, the hotel will offer a combination of marine and mountain leisure activities.

York House Senior School / Acton Ostry Architects

© Michael Elkan

Architects: Acton Ostry Architects
Location: 4176 Alexandra Street, , BC V6J 2V6,
Architect In Charge: Mark Ostry, ARCHITECT AIBC AAA SAA OAA FRAIC
Project Lead: Susan Ockwell, ARCHITECT AIBC LEED AP
Area: 3345.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Michael Elkan

Archiculture Interviews: Peter Bohlin

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“I would say we’re at the intersection of people, art, and technology…” In this latest Archiculture extras interview, Peter Bohlin, architect and president of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, sits down with Arbuckle Industries to discuss the nature of architecture. He addresses some of the design challenges he faced when developing the 5th Avenue Apple Store and how he ultimately overcame them. Additionally, he provides his perspective on the attributes of “good architects” and the mindset of these individuals. He goes on to discuss the role of architects, and the challenges he anticipates for this discipline in the future.

Architecture, Economics and Aquariums: Can ICM Revive the Bilbao Effect in Asia?

Acquario Ceara, Fortaleza. Image Courtesy of ICM

The “Bilbao effect“ was once viewed as the savior of the other cities; a way for post-industrial cities in the 1990s and 2000s to not only replace their economic reliance on failing industry with tourism, but to reinvent themselves as capitals of High Culture, enriching both body and soul. This has long since ceased to be the case, and many now see it instead as an ironic monument to hubris. But while architecture in the west is attempting to find a viable successor, rapidly expanding economies in Asia and South East Asia seem poised to embark on a new wave of architectural and cultural flourishes designed to attract tourists and Thai Baht.

VLM Bridge / AND-RÉ

© Joao Soares

Architects: AND-RÉ
Location: Vilamoura, 8125-507 , Portugal
Architects In Charge: Bruno André, Francisco Salgado Ré
Year: 2009
Photographs: Joao Soares

Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 10 – the Structures of Porto

We teamed up with Building PicturesFilipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their series “,” which highlights ’s most significant buildings over the last two decades.

The series launched in 2013 and is composed of 10 episodes, each focusing on a different theme: light, stairs, balconies, nature, textures, doors, windows, skylights, pavements and structures.

Last week we featured the series’ ninth episode about Porto’s pavements, and now we present Episode 10 – Structures. Read the producers’ description of the series’ last episode after the break.

Bristol Life Sciences Building / Sheppard Robson

© Fotohaus

Architects: Sheppard Robson
Location: Life Sciences Building, University of , , City of BS8 1TQ, UK
Area: 13000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fotohaus

ESSE House / ellevuelle architetti

© Alvise Raimondi

Architects: ellevuelle architetti
Location: , Forlì-Cesena,
Area: 285.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Alvise Raimondi

Yoshi Nursery / Tatta Architects Office

© Nishinihon Syabou

Architects: Tatta Architects Office
Location: , Prefecture,
Year: 2015
Photographs: Nishinihon Syabou

Courtesy of SUTD
Courtesy of SUTD

Faculty Install Grid Structure for SUTD Open House

Associate professor Toni Kotnik and assistant professor Carlos Bañón have collaborated on the design of an exhibition platform for the 2015 SUTD Open House. Held in early, the exhibition was the main showcase for the department of Architecture and Sustainable Design at the Singapore University of Technology and Design.

Contrasting the neutrality of the white exhibition space, Kotnik and Bañón’s design used 200 wooden studs, each 1-meter in length and configured into a modular grid system. The structure was supported by 16 oxidised steel tripods that add both stability and a visual density to the platform. Both Kotnik and Bañón are faculty members at the Singapore University of Technolgoy and Design, with particular interests in architecture and sustainable design. More images after the break.

Archiculture Interviews: John King

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“What I love about architecture is it really is the art form that we all encounter, it’s larger than life, it’s what you can’t avoid.” In this installment of Arbuckle IndustriesArchiculture interviews, author and urban design critic John King dissects the role of the public in architectural practice and the mindset of those who get involved. He goes on to discuss the defining characteristics of successful, seasoned architects, and compares their mentality to that of emerging architects. Additionally, King touches on the subject of architectural criticism and how the profession came about.