Firestation Berendrecht / Bovenbouw

© Filip Dujardin

Architects: Bovenbouw
Location: Kruisweg 22, 2040 , Belgium
Architect In Charge: Dirk Somers, Eline Aerts, Sidse Hald
Year: 2014
Photographs: Filip Dujardin

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Evolution Ground Alfortville / NP2F

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Architects: NP2F
Location: Alfortville,
Area: 2050.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Antoine Espinasseau, Courtesy of

A House for Nature and People / YLAB

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Architects: YLAB
Location: Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, , South
Architect In Charge: Jinok Yang
Area: 429.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Trapkay_Junghoon Kim

Archiculture Interviews: James Kunstler

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“Suburbia has… several destinies.” Author and social critic James Kunstler is one of several contributing speakers in Arbuckle Industries‘ groundbreaking documentary Archiculture. In the latest extra from the film, Kunstler provides his perspective on the modern housing sector and the shift from city life to suburbia, specifically examining the decline of the city as a result of political upheaval. Additionally, he postulates how architecture will evolve in the future and offers his ideas for overcoming America’s suburbia-centric ways by drawing inspiration from the past, advocating that young designers focus on tectonics to shift back to a smarter built environment.

Quixote Village. Image © Leah Nash for BuzzFeed
Quixote Village. Image © Leah Nash for BuzzFeed

Tiny-House Villages: Safe Havens for the Homeless

As the need for smart housing solutions rises, so does the appeal of tiny-house villages, not just as shelter for the homeless, but as a possible look to the future of the housing sector. The new article, Are Tiny-House Villages The Solution To Homelessness? by Tim Murphy, takes a closer look into the positive and negative aspects of these controversial communities, as well as their social and political ramifications so far. Through interviews with residents of several tiny-house villages, Murphy investigates the current impacts they have had on the homeless populations within major American cities, and questions how the lifestyle will evolve in the future. Read the full article, here.

MBF house / archiNOW!

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Architects: archiNOW!
Location:
Design Team: Alessandro Gazzoni, Marcello Dellarosa, Stella Andriani, Luca Foschi
Area: 450.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of archiNOW!

Competition Entry: HAO + AI Envision Bolong 3D Movie Museum and Mediatek for Tianjin

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Commissioned by the Urban Planning Bureau, Holm Architecture Office (HAO) and Archiland International (AI) have unveiled their competition proposal for the Bolong 3D Movie Museum and Mediatek in Tianjin.

Envisioned as part of a new media park slated for construction in the city, the building’s design is playful and contemporary, offering visitors a “series of unique spatial experiences.” Learn more about the project and view selected images from the proposal after the break.

Ten New Findings From the Sciences that Will Revolutionize Architecture

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In their latest book Design for a Living Planet: Settlement, Science, and the Human Future, Michael Mehaffy and Nikos Salingaros examine recent developments in that will inform and possibly even radically alter the future of architecture. The following is an adapted series of excerpts that summarizes the content of the book.

Architecture has always concerned itself with the future, and with the implications of findings from the sciences — as well as their practical applications to architectural craft. Today we do indeed see very exotic computer-designed aesthetic surfaces, splined forms, and generative schemes. To a non-scientist, this work might appear ultra-scientific and “modern”. We also see the symbolism of a turbulent, fractured Universe, wherein old ideas of meaning are facing anguishing post-modern challenges.

But from a modern physicist’s perspective, this architecture is still mired in the past.

Tappen / Joliark

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Architects: Joliark
Location: Mariehäll, Bromma, , Sweden
Architect In Charge: Per Johanson
Design Team: Stina Johansson, Amanda Hedman
Area: 5750.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Joliark/Torjus Dahl, Courtesy of Joliark

Isle of Inisfree. Image Courtesy of Yeats2015
Isle of Inisfree. Image Courtesy of Yeats2015

Irish Competition Searches for Conceptual Interpretations of WB Yeats Poem: “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”

In collaboration with The Model, Hazelwood Demesne Ltd, and Sligo City Council, the Institute of Technology Sligo has launched “The Lake Isle of Innisfree,” an international architecture competition inspired by Yeats’ eponymous poem of 1892. Part of Yeats2015, the competition prompts practitioners to propose an intervention for the Irish island of Innisfree, combining “Yeats’ poetic vision and contemporary architectural ideas.” Work may be submitted individually or as part of a team, and must be received by March 12. The winning design will be constructed on the island before June 13, in time for what would have been Yeats’ 150th birthday. See more information about the competition and download the project brief here.

20 VPO / Kauh Arquitectos

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Architects: Kauh Arquitectos
Location: Calle Trece Rosas, 6, 11140 Conil de la Frontera, Cádiz,
Architect In Charge: Vincent Morales Garoffolo, Juan Antonio Sánchez Muñoz
Area: 2752.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Fernando Alda

Junky Hotel Amsterdam / Atelier Kempe Thill

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Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
Location: , Netherlands
Architect In Charge: André Kempe, Oliver Thill, David van Eck
Design Team: Rafael Alencar Saraiva, Marcel Geerdink, Pauline Marcombe, Teun van der Meulen, Anja Mueller, Andrius Raguotis, Ruud Smeelen, Philip Stalbohm, Giorgio Terraneo, Roel van der Zeeuw
Area: 730.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ulrich Schwarz

Rob Systems HQ / Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects

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Architects: Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects
Location: Stationsstraat 221, 8850 ,
Area: 6071.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Tim Van de Velde

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Hedon Spa / Allianss Arhitektid OÜ

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Architects:
Location: , County, Estonia
Architect In Charge: Tarmo Teedumäe, Paco Ulman, Inga Raukas
Area: 7550.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Paco Ulman

Sachdeva Farmhouse / Spaces Architects@ka

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Architects: Spaces Architects@ka
Location: New Delhi, Delhi,
Architect In Charge: Kapil Aggarwal
Design Team: Kapil Aggarwal, Pawan Sharma, Shankar Vignesh, Heebok
Area: 20000.0 ft2
Photographs: Akhil bakshi

The Luxembourg Freeport / Atelier d’Architecture 3BM3

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Architects: Atelier d’Architecture 3BM3
Location:
Architect In Charge: Carmelo STENDARDO, Bénédicte MONTANT
Project Manager: Marcos Perez
Collaborators: Raphael de Paulin, Eliana Trindade, Bruno Ferraz
Photographs: Courtesy of Atelier d’Architecture 3BM3

SCAPE won the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge with Climate Change Adaptation Plan. Image © SCAPE
SCAPE won the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge with Climate Change Adaptation Plan. Image © SCAPE

Recommend a Project for The Buckminster Fuller Challenge

The Buckminster Fuller Institute announces the launch of the 2015 cycle of The Fuller Challenge through the public invitation to recommend a project that demonstrates a design strategy with significant potential to solve some of humanity’s most pressing problems. BFI is looking for visionary social and environmental solutions from across the globe for “socially responsible design’s highest award” and a cash prize of $100,000. To recommend a project that demonstrates excellence in comprehensive problem solving and anticipatory design, please enter the project name and contact information via this link: Recommend a project.

Maison des Aires / Cabinet-Cabinet Architectures

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Architects: Cabinet-Cabinet Architectures
Location: ,
Area: 260.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Yoan Claveau de Lima