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Watch the Tides Change from this Thames River Museum Proposal

12:00 - 11 January, 2017

Architect Evgeny Didorenko has released his conceptual proposal, Thames River Museum, which aims to improve connectivity on the North Bank of the Thames River and create an exciting museum space in London.

The Thames Museum is currently a museum concept without permanent accommodation. Though not officially connected to the Thames Museum, Didorenko’s work suggests a location and design for the project that would not only work with the museum’s context, but that would also solve existing issues on the riverbank.

Therefore, the proposal’s site is an underused portion of London’s North Bank—Queen’s Quay. Historically, Queen’s Quay served as a transportation hub to deliver goods to city residents from the sea, but now lies abandoned, and stays dry during periods of low tide, when water levels drop up to eight meters.

Courtesy of Evgeny Didorenko Courtesy of Evgeny Didorenko Courtesy of Evgeny Didorenko Courtesy of Evgeny Didorenko +10

Videotron Centre / Équipe SAGP + Populous

11:00 - 11 January, 2017
Videotron Centre / Équipe SAGP + Populous, ©  Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau

©  Stéphane Groleau ©  Stéphane Groleau ©  Stéphane Groleau ©  Stéphane Groleau +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Québec City, QC, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    François Moreau, Michel Veilleux, Pierre Guimont, François Mathieu, Marc Letellier, Kurt Amundsen
  • Client

    Ville de Québec
  • Landscape architects

    Projet paysage
  • Area

    65000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Interview with Álvaro Siza: “Beauty Is the Peak of Functionality!”

09:30 - 11 January, 2017
Interview  with Álvaro Siza: “Beauty Is the Peak of Functionality!”, Fundação Iberê Camargo. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG + SG
Fundação Iberê Camargo. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG + SG

Throughout the 60-year career of Álvaro Siza, his work has continuously defied categorization--having variously been described as “critical regionalism” and “poetic modernism,” with neither quite capturing the true essence of Siza's intuitive architecture. In this interview, the latest in Vladimir Belogolovsky's “City of Ideas” series, Siza discusses those attempts to categorize his work, his design approach and the role of beauty in his designs.

Vladimir Belogolovsky: Your student, Eduardo Souto de Moura said, “Siza’s houses are just like cats sleeping in the sun.”

Álvaro Siza: [Laughs.] Yes, he meant that my buildings assume the most natural postures on the site. There is also a reference in that to the human body.

Auditorium Theatre of Llinars del Valles . Image © Fernando Guerra | FG + SG Fire Station in Santo Tirso. Image © Joao Morgado - Architecture Photography The Building on the Water / Álvaro Siza + Carlos Castanheira. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG + SG Boa Nova Tea House. Image © Samuel Ludwig +33

Tetuán-Amaliach Square / Héctor Navarro + ARKHITEKTON

09:00 - 11 January, 2017
Tetuán-Amaliach Square / Héctor Navarro + ARKHITEKTON, ©  David Montero
© David Montero

©  David Montero ©  David Montero ©  David Montero ©  David Montero +11

Los Angeles Selected as New Site for MAD's Lucas Museum

08:30 - 11 January, 2017
Los Angeles Selected as New Site for MAD's Lucas Museum, Courtesy of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
Courtesy of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art has finally found a home. Following nearly a decade of searching, the museum’s board has announced that Los Angeles’ Exposition Park will serve as the site for the MAD Architects-designed building housing the life’s work and expansive art and media collection of one of history’s most celebrated filmmakers, George Lucas.

Learn About Santiago Calatrava's WTC Hub and More In This Short Documentary

08:00 - 11 January, 2017

In its latest installment of the Private View series, Nowness has released a short documentary by New-York based filmmaker Alexandra Liveris profiling Santiago Calatrava. In the film, Calatrava discusses his perspective as an artist and an architect, as well as his creative process, mainly within the scope of the World Trade Center Transit Hub.

"You see, the first goal in this place was to deliver something beautiful where such an ugliness was there before,” says Calatrava in the film. “To deliver something optimistic looking to the future where so much sadness and depression was there.”

“Permanently Unfinished”: The Evolution of Architecture in the Galapagos Islands

06:00 - 11 January, 2017
“Permanently Unfinished”: The Evolution of Architecture in the Galapagos Islands, © Joseph Kennedy
© Joseph Kennedy

Most visitors to the Galapagos Islands point their cameras towards the exotic animals and away from the local people. They direct their full attention to the natural landscape, as if to intentionally deny the existence of the urban space of the city, since the presence of any form of architecture would seem in logical conflict with the islands’ identity as a protected wildlife reserve.

The architecture of the Galapagos is both a conceptual and physical contradiction. Like a Piranesian joke, the San Cristobal typology of the proto-ruin falls somewhere on a spectrum between construction and dismantlement. With their “permanently unfinished” construction state seemingly in flux, it is unclear whether many of these buildings display a common optimism for vertical expansion or are instead symptoms of a process of urban decay.

"Unfinished" construction in Puerto Baquerzio Moreno. Image © Joseph Kennedy "Unfinished" construction in Puerto Baquerzio Moreno. Image © Joseph Kennedy "Unfinished" construction in Puerto Baquerzio Moreno. Image © Joseph Kennedy "Unfinished" construction in Puerto Baquerzio Moreno. Image © Joseph Kennedy +61

Zalando / Bruzkus Batek Architects

05:00 - 11 January, 2017
Zalando / Bruzkus Batek Architects, © Jens Bösenberg
© Jens Bösenberg

© Jens Bösenberg              © Jens Bösenberg              © Jens Bösenberg              © Jens Bösenberg              +40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Neue Bahnhofstraße, 10245 Berlin, Germany
  • Architects in Charge

    Ester Bruzkus, Patrick Batek, Holger Duwe, Lukas De Pellegrin
  • Area

    1000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Architect-US: How to Work in the U.S. and Not Die in The Process

04:00 - 11 January, 2017

As a young architect, there are crucial moments and decisions that begin to define your professional career. What type of architecture do I relate to? Who or what inspires me to create and design? Where do I form my architectural references and context? Should I stay or should I look for a professional experience abroad? At this point, most of us have dreamed of living and working in New York, Chicago, San Francisco... but we often have no clue where to start and immigration bureaucracy seems so obscure, expensive and complicated that we easily get discouraged and give up on our American Dream.

Belarusian Memorial Chapel / Spheron Architects

03:00 - 11 January, 2017
Belarusian Memorial Chapel / Spheron Architects, © Joakim Borén
© Joakim Borén

© Joakim Borén © Joakim Borén © Joakim Borén © Joakim Borén +38

Headquarter Mitsubishi Electric Europe / Kresings

02:00 - 11 January, 2017
Headquarter Mitsubishi Electric Europe / Kresings, © HG Esch Photography
© HG Esch Photography

© HG Esch Photography © HG Esch Photography © HG Esch Photography © HG Esch Photography +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mitsubishi-Electric-Platz 1, 40882 Ratingen, Germany
  • Area

    37000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

[In]Exterior, Falahatian Yard-House / [SHIFT] Process Practice

22:00 - 10 January, 2017
[In]Exterior, Falahatian Yard-House / [SHIFT] Process Practice, © Parham Taghioff
© Parham Taghioff

© Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pir Bakran, Isfahan Province, Iran
  • Architects in Charge

    Rambod Eilkhani, Nashid Nabian
  • Team

    Rambod Eilkhani, Nashid Nabian (Senior and Founding Partners), with Ehsan Karimi , Parnian Ghaemi, Dorna Mesrzadeh (Junior Partners)
  • Area

    677.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Chetian Tourist Center / West-line studio

20:00 - 10 January, 2017
Chetian Tourist Center / West-line studio, © Jingsong Xie / West-line studio
© Jingsong Xie / West-line studio

© Jingsong Xie / West-line studio © Jingsong Xie / West-line studio © Jingsong Xie / West-line studio © Jingsong Xie / West-line studio +32

Residence S-91 / Design Buro Architects

19:00 - 10 January, 2017
Residence S-91 / Design Buro Architects, ©  Aman Sonel
© Aman Sonel

©  Aman Sonel ©  Aman Sonel ©  Aman Sonel ©  Aman Sonel +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    91, Phase 2, Shri Krishna Avenue, Rani Bagh, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452020, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Navendu Shrivastava
  • Area

    270.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

12-249 Laurentians Home / BONE Structure®

17:00 - 10 January, 2017
12-249 Laurentians Home / BONE Structure®, © Ulysse Lemerise / OSA
© Ulysse Lemerise / OSA

© Ulysse Lemerise / OSA © Ulysse Lemerise / OSA © Ulysse Lemerise / OSA © Ulysse Lemerise / OSA +15

Aedas Releases Plans for Blooming Bamboo-Inspired Tower in China

16:00 - 10 January, 2017
Aedas Releases Plans for Blooming Bamboo-Inspired Tower in China, Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Aedas has released its design for Gmond International Building, a representative regeneration project located in the old town area of Shenzhen, China. The 200-meter super high-rise building is inspired by the traditional form of Chinese totem bamboo, which symbolizes prosperity and moral integrity.

With nearly 60,000 square meters of gross floor area, the building will house the headquarters for Tellus-Gmond, Grade 5A lettable office spaces, and a jewelry-trading center.

Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas +6

Prendre Place / MGAU

15:00 - 10 January, 2017
Prendre Place / MGAU, © Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

© Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paris, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Michel Guthmann, Stéphanie Appert, Olivier Barthe
  • Area

    4500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Mecanoo Unveils Design for Experimental Garden and Palace Restoration in The Netherlands

14:00 - 10 January, 2017
Mecanoo Unveils Design for Experimental Garden and Palace Restoration in The Netherlands, © Omega Render
© Omega Render

Mecanoo has unveiled its design to transform The Soestdijk Estate into Eden Soestdijk, “an experimental garden for a sustainable society and a paradise destination for all” in The Netherlands. In an effort to become an educational tool for environmental awareness, the project aims to make a significant contribution to meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

“The world is facing pressure from increasingly larger and more complex problems when it comes to water, food, climate and energy,” said Anton Valk, chairman of the Eden Soestdijk foundation. “Eden Soestdijk wants to tackle these problems and contribute to a more sustainable society by stimulating and inspiring visitors to change their behaviour in a positive way.”

An architectural greenhouse behind the palace gardens will be the centerpiece of the project, and will house an interactive exhibition focusing on topics like circularity, ecological balance, and social aspects of sustainability.

© Rijksvastgoedbedrijf © Mecanoo architecten © Mecanoo architecten © Mecanoo architecten +9