AD Classics: Dutch Parliament Extension / OMA

04:00 - 22 April, 2016
AD Classics: Dutch Parliament Extension / OMA, © OMA
© OMA

Designed shortly before Zaha Hadid left the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)—led by Rem Koolhaas—to found her practice, Zaha Hadid Architects, the proposed extension for the Dutch Parliament firmly rejects the notion that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Rather than mimic the style of the existing historic buildings, OMA elected to pay tribute to the complex’s accretive construction by inserting a collection of visibly postmodern, geometric elements. These new buildings, unapologetic products of the late 1970s, would have served as unmistakable indicators of the passage of time, creating a graphic reminder of the Parliament’s long history.

"The Final Push". Image Courtesy of A.D.A. EDITA Tokyo Co., Ltd. Courtesy of A.D.A. EDITA Tokyo Co., Ltd. "The Podium: Accommodation for Orgies of Speech". Image Courtesy of A.D.A. EDITA Tokyo Co., Ltd. Elevations. Image Courtesy of A.D.A. EDITA Tokyo Co., Ltd. +9

Primary School in Gando / Kéré Architecture

03:00 - 22 April, 2016
Primary School in Gando / Kéré Architecture, © Siméon Duchoud
© Siméon Duchoud

© Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk +8

The Edge / PLP Architecture

02:00 - 22 April, 2016
The Edge / PLP Architecture, © Ronald Tilleman
© Ronald Tilleman

© Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman +23

Marine Base Amsterdam Building 27E / bureau SLA

22:00 - 21 April, 2016
Marine Base Amsterdam Building 27E / bureau SLA, © Milad Pallesh
© Milad Pallesh

© Milad Pallesh © Milad Pallesh © Milad Pallesh © Milad Pallesh +16

Saint John Paul II Building / Conrad Gargett

20:00 - 21 April, 2016
Saint John Paul II Building  / Conrad Gargett , Courtesy of Conrad Gargett
Courtesy of Conrad Gargett
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nudgee Rd, Banyo QLD 4014, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Conrad Gargett
  • Area

    5400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Conrad Gargett

Courtesy of Conrad Gargett Courtesy of Conrad Gargett Courtesy of Conrad Gargett Courtesy of Conrad Gargett +18

Student Recreation Center Expansion and Renovation / RDG Planning and Design

19:00 - 21 April, 2016
Student Recreation Center Expansion and Renovation / RDG Planning and Design, © IRIS22 Productions
© IRIS22 Productions
  • Architects

  • Location

    Oregon Hall, Eugene, OR 97401, United States
  • Sports Design Architect

    RDG Planning & Design
  • Architect Of Record

    Robertson | Sherwood | Architects PC
  • Area

    150000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© IRIS22 Productions © IRIS22 Productions © IRIS22 Productions © IRIS22 Productions +21

McCulloch Residence / NatureHumaine

17:00 - 21 April, 2016
McCulloch Residence / NatureHumaine, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +18

SHoP Wins Landmarks Commission Approval for Brooklyn Supertall

16:30 - 21 April, 2016
SHoP Wins Landmarks Commission Approval for Brooklyn Supertall, via YIMBY
via YIMBY

SHoP has won Landmarks Preservation Commission approval to build Brooklyn’s tallest tower at 340 Flatbush Avenue Extension, reports New York Yimby. Located on the same block of the former Dime Savings Bank, an individual and interior landmark, SHoP’s proposal calls for a 73-story, 1,066 foot-tall mixed-use tower. The proposal required LPC-approval because the architects want to merge the tower’s lobby with the bank and convert the atrium into a new retail component. The site’s relationship to the bank building encouraged the architects to develop a design and material choices that are heavily influenced by the proposed tower’s smaller, but no less grand, neighbor.

Smestad Recycling Centre / Longva arkitekter

15:00 - 21 April, 2016
Smestad Recycling Centre  / Longva arkitekter , © Ivan Brodey
© Ivan Brodey

© Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey +13

March ABI Reflects Increase in US Design Services

14:30 - 21 April, 2016
March ABI Reflects Increase in US Design Services, March ABI 2016. Image via CalculatedRiskBlog.com
March ABI 2016. Image via CalculatedRiskBlog.com

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the March Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score was 51.9, up from the mark of 50.3 in the previous month. This score reflects an increase in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 58.1, down from a reading of 59.5 the previous month.

A Stretch of Rio de Janeiro's Tim Maia Bike Path Collapses

13:30 - 21 April, 2016
A Stretch of Rio de Janeiro's Tim Maia Bike Path Collapses, Image via Reprodução / Globo News
Image via Reprodução / Globo News

A 50-meter stretch of Rio de Janeiro's Tim Maia bike path, which was built in preparation of the 2016 Olympic Games to connect neighborhoods Leblon and São Conrado, collapsed this morning. Adjacent to the Avenue Oscar Niemeyer, in the south of the city, the bike path was inaugurated on January 17 this year. According to the fire department, the deadly accident was caused by the surf of the sea. 

According to passersby, the bike lane was hit by a strong wave that, in addition to collapsing the site, broke the windshield of a bus and dragged a woman on the boardwalk. The location is near the exit of the sewer pipe.

New UBC Library PARC Facility / DGBK Architects

13:00 - 21 April, 2016
New UBC Library PARC Facility / DGBK Architects, © Ema Peter Photography
© Ema Peter Photography
  • Architects

  • Location

    University of British Columbia Farm, Vancouver, BC V6T 1W5, Canada
  • Design Team

    Robert Lange, Amy Cheung,Peter Sickert
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Ema Peter Photography © Ema Peter Photography © Ema Peter Photography © Ema Peter Photography +13

OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion of the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec to Open in June

12:00 - 21 April, 2016
OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion of the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec to Open in June, Courtesy of OMA, Photograph by Iwan Baan
Courtesy of OMA, Photograph by Iwan Baan

OMA’s Pierre Lassonde Pavilion of the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ) will open to the public on June 24, 2016. Increasing the museum’s space by 90 percent, the 14,900 square-meter pavilion faces Québec City’s Grande Alléee and seeks to fuse the energy of street life with the idyllic landscapes of the adjacent Parc des Champs-de-Bataille.

Courtesy of OMA, Photograph by Iwan Baan Courtesy of OMA, Photograph by Iwan Baan Courtesy of OMA, Photograph by Iwan Baan Courtesy of OMA, Photograph by Iwan Baan +37

Take a Look Through London's History with this Interactive Map

11:30 - 21 April, 2016
Take a Look Through London's History with this Interactive Map, via Locating London's History
via Locating London's History

It's no secret that architects are often fascinated by maps, and in the age of Google - where access to accurate maps of almost anywhere in the world has become universal - maps have become one of the most powerful ways to understand our cities. Interestingly, Google has in a way enabled a new way to interrogate maps from the past, as historic maps can be more easily overlaid with the Google interface to make comparisons to the present day. That's just what the website Locating London's Past has done, creating a tool to compare three maps: the current version of Google Maps, the first Ordnance Survey map from 1863-80, and John Rocque's 1746 Survey of London, allowing web users to see the growth of the UK capital over the past 270 years.

Fortaleza Maritime Passenger Terminal / Architectus S/S

11:00 - 21 April, 2016
© Joana França
© Joana França
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mucuripe, Fortaleza - CE, Brazil
  • Architectus Team

    Alexandre Landim, Elton Timbó, Mariana Furlani and Ricardo Saboia
  • Project Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França +32

Bjarke Ingels Named One of TIME's 100 Most Influential People

10:35 - 21 April, 2016
Bjarke Ingels Named One of TIME's 100 Most Influential People, © DAC / Jakob Galtt
© DAC / Jakob Galtt

Bjarke Ingels has been named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the magazine's annual list of groundbreakers in five categories: Pioneers, Titans, Artists, Leaders, and Icons. Other giants of the same field endorse the authority of each selected figure and, in Ingels case, former boss Rem Koolhaas offers poignant words of praise. “Bjarke is the first major architect who disconnected the profession completely from angst,” says Koolhaas. “He threw out the ballast and soared. With that, he is completely in tune with the thinkers of Silicon Valley, who want to make the world a better place without the existential hand-wringing that previous generations felt was crucial to earn utopianist credibility.” You can review the full profile and TIME’s complete list of people here.

Call for Submissions: Obama Presidential Center

10:30 - 21 April, 2016
Call for Submissions: Obama Presidential Center

1. INTRODUCTION
“The Obama Presidential Center will bring to life the vision and legacy of President Obama, including inspiring an ethic of citizenship, expanding opportunity in a global age, and promoting peace, justice, and dignity throughout the world.” (Source: Obama Foundation)

This competition challenges designers to create an exceptional presidential library for U.S. President Obama (OPL). We look for design proposals with wide reaching architectural interventions that deal with the challenging South Side of Chicago, and make a case for a sustainable urban and economic growth. There are currently two potential site locations – one on the east side and the other on the west side of the University of Chicago (see p1.jpg): The Washington Park site and Jackson Park site. You are asked to make a choice between the two sites. There were numerous alter-native site proposals, e.g. sites in New York, Hawaii, Chicago etc. The Obama Foundation has identified these two properties as the ones with the most potential, based on key assumptions, opportunities and limitations relative to their contexts.

House in the Air / TDA

09:00 - 21 April, 2016
House in the Air / TDA, © Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli
  • Architects

  • Location

    Luque, Paraguay
  • Project Architects

    Sergio Fanego, Larissa Rojas, Miguel Duarte
  • Area

    180.0 m2
  • Project year

    2010
  • Photography

© Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli +32