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Brick Passive Designed University / Taisei Corporation

19:00 - 14 August, 2017
Brick Passive Designed University / Taisei Corporation, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ecopark, Xuân Quan, Văn Giang, Hung Yen Province, Vietnam
  • Architects in Charge

    Yasutaka Maeda, Takaya Aramaki, Yuki Miyamoto
  • Area

    3731.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Moving House / Architects EAT

17:00 - 14 August, 2017
Moving House / Architects EAT, © Derek Swallwell
© Derek Swallwell

© Derek Swallwell © Derek Swallwell © Derek Swallwell © Derek Swallwell +14

Atelier Global Wins Competition to Design 'Book City' in Shenzhen

16:20 - 14 August, 2017
Atelier Global Wins Competition to Design 'Book City' in Shenzhen, Main entrance from the park. Image Courtesy of Atelier Global
Main entrance from the park. Image Courtesy of Atelier Global

Atelier Global has been announced as the winners of a competition for the architectural and interior design of 'Shenzhen Book City,' a library and public gathering space located at the heart of the Long Hua arts district, becoming a part of the greater contemporary and historic fabric of art centers, public parks and urban typologies.

Interactive platform. Image Courtesy of Atelier Global Sunken Garden. Image Courtesy of Atelier Global Aerial view from Longhua Cultural Square. Image Courtesy of Atelier Global Multi-functional exhibition space. Image Courtesy of Atelier Global +34

Gateway Sculpture at Pembroke Pines / Brooks + Scarpa Architects

15:00 - 14 August, 2017
Gateway Sculpture at Pembroke Pines / Brooks + Scarpa Architects, Courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects Courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects Courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects Courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects +62

Long-Awaited Grand Avenue Project by Gehry Partners to Begin Construction

14:15 - 14 August, 2017
Long-Awaited Grand Avenue Project by Gehry Partners to Begin Construction, via Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
via Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

More than three years after receiving approval from Los Angeles County, the stop-and-start Grand Avenue development project designed by Gehry Partners is finally showing signs that construction may be soon beginning, as developer Related Companies has filed building permits for the project.

The Grand Avenue Project, located at 100 South Grand Avenue across from the Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, has been in the works for more than a decade, with an original ground breaking date having been anticipated as far back as 2007. In that time, high profile projects have been completed on all sides of the site, including The Broad museum, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and the SOM-designed Los Angeles Federal Courthouse.

Chilsec Organic Production Center / Proyecto Cafeína

13:00 - 14 August, 2017
Chilsec Organic Production Center / Proyecto Cafeína, © Patrick Lopez
© Patrick Lopez

© Patrick Lopez © Patrick Lopez © Patrick Lopez © Patrick Lopez +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tlaola, Puebla, Mexico
  • Other Participants

    Leonardo Neve, Diego Vilatela
  • Area

    255.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

London's Garden Bridge Project Officially Axed After £37 Million in Public Costs

11:20 - 14 August, 2017
London's Garden Bridge Project Officially Axed After £37 Million in Public Costs, Courtesy of Garden Bridge Trust
Courtesy of Garden Bridge Trust

The saga of London’s controversial Thames Garden Bridge project has finally come to end, as the Garden Bridge Trust has announced the official “closure of the project” after losing the support of the public and London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

"It is with great regret that Trustees have concluded that without Mayoral support the project cannot be delivered,” said Lord Mervyn Davies, Chairman of the Garden Bridge Trust in a statement released today.

“We are incredibly sad that we have not been able to make the dream of the Garden Bridge a reality and that the Mayor does not feel able to continue with the support he initially gave us.” 

Courtesy of Garden Bridge Trust Courtesy of Garden Bridge Trust Courtesy of Garden Bridge Trust Courtesy of Garden Bridge Trust +9

C-15 House / Ábaton Arquitectura

11:00 - 14 August, 2017
Cortesía de Abaton Arquitectura
Cortesía de Abaton Arquitectura

Cortesía de Abaton Arquitectura Cortesía de Abaton Arquitectura Cortesía de Abaton Arquitectura Cortesía de Abaton Arquitectura +9

Erwin Wurm's "Fat House" Is Exhibited Amid the Baroque Splendor of Vienna's Upper Belvedere

10:30 - 14 August, 2017
Erwin Wurm's "Fat House" Is Exhibited Amid the Baroque Splendor of Vienna's Upper Belvedere, © Johannes Stoll
© Johannes Stoll

In a new solo exhibition of the work of Erwin Wurm in the artist's home city of Vienna, the "Fat House"—created in 2003—is being publicly displayed for the first time amid the baroque splendor of the Austrian capital's historic Upper Belvedere. The central exhibition of Wurm's work at 21er Haus comprises over forty "performative sculptures" and statues, examining "extraordinary examples of architecture and objects of daily use."

© Johannes Stoll © Johannes Stoll © Johannes Stoll © Johannes Stoll +6

9 of the World's Most Intrusive Buildings

09:30 - 14 August, 2017
9 of the World's Most Intrusive Buildings, © EMP|SFM <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aerial_view_of_EMPSFM.jpg'>via Wikimedia</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a>
© EMP|SFM via Wikimedia licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

In 2017, many of the world's cities have become potpourri time capsules of architecture. We live in an eclectic era in which a 19th-century industrial loft, post-war townhouse, and brand new high rise condominium are all comparably desirable properties. This increasingly varied urban landscape—and the appetite for variety of the people who live there—makes it more difficult than ever for new architecture to grab the public's attention.

To combat this, architects often attempt to produce an "iconic" work: a building whose design is so so striking that it attracts even a layperson's focus. Sometimes this ambition pays off as timeless, and sometimes it irreversibly pock-marks the skyline. What follows is a collection of attention grabbing structures. Will they be remembered as eccentric landmarks or glaring eyesores? You decide.

Emiliano Zapata Building / HGR Arquitectos

09:00 - 14 August, 2017
Emiliano Zapata Building  / HGR Arquitectos, © Diana Arnau
© Diana Arnau

© Diana Arnau © Diana Arnau © Diana Arnau © Diana Arnau +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gral. Emiliano Zapata, Portales Nte, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Marcos Hagerman
  • Area

    3504.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Could This Micro Dwelling in Disguise Help Solve the Housing Crisis?

08:00 - 14 August, 2017
Could This Micro Dwelling in Disguise Help Solve the Housing Crisis?, © Jim Stephenson
© Jim Stephenson

London’s first Antepavillion officially opened to the public last weekend, kicking off an annual series of experimental structures set to explore alternative ways of living in the city. Designed and built by emerging studio PUP Architects, the proposal beat out 128 other entries as the winner of a competition held by the Architecture Foundation. Calling for proposals that engaged with issues of sustainability and recycling, PUP's design, dubbed H-VAC is built using prefab elements made in-house by a team of volunteers. The pavilion's tongue-in-cheek appearance resembling an air duct is a playful subversion of planning legislation, exploiting loopholes for mechanical rooftop equipment to be built without planning permission.

© Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson +43

Spotlight: Sverre Fehn

06:00 - 14 August, 2017
Spotlight: Sverre Fehn, Nordic Pavilion in Venice. Image ©  Åke E:son Lindman
Nordic Pavilion in Venice. Image © Åke E:son Lindman

1997 Pritzker Prize laureate Sverre Fehn (August 14th 1924 – February 23rd 2009) was a leader in Post World War II Scandinavian architecture. “His work has an intuitive confidence in how to use the Nordic landscape and its particular light conditions within the built culture, and yet throughout his career each period has reflected a refined sensitivity to international changes and attitudes in architecture,” said his close collaborator Per Olaf Fjeld. “It can be compared to a poetic work conceived on an isolated mountain by a writer with an uncanny, intuitive sense of what is going on in the towns below.” [1]

Plaza Cultural Norte / Oscar Gonzalez Moix

05:00 - 14 August, 2017
Plaza Cultural Norte / Oscar Gonzalez Moix, © Ramiro del Carpio
© Ramiro del Carpio

© Ramiro del Carpio © Ramiro del Carpio © Ramiro del Carpio © Ramiro del Carpio +35

AD Classics: The Entenza House (Case Study #9) / Charles & Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen & Associates

04:00 - 14 August, 2017
AD Classics: The Entenza House (Case Study #9) / Charles & Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen & Associates, Case Study House No. 9. (1950) / Julius Shulman Photography Archive. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10)
Case Study House No. 9. (1950) / Julius Shulman Photography Archive. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10)

Nestled in the verdant seaside hills of the Pacific Palisades in southern California, the Entenza House is the ninth of the famous Case Study Houses built between 1945 and 1962. With a vast, open-plan living room that connects to the backyard through floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors, the house brings its natural surroundings into a metal Modernist box, allowing the two to coexist as one harmonious space.

Like its peers in the Case Study Program, the house was designed not only to serve as a comfortable and functional residence, but to showcase how modular steel construction could be used to create low-cost housing for a society still recovering from the the Second World War. The man responsible for initiating the program was John Entenza, Editor of the magazine Arts and Architecture. The result was a series of minimalist homes that employed  steel frames and open plans to reflect the more casual and independent way of life that had arisen in the automotive age.[1]

Case Study House No. 9. (1950) / Julius Shulman Photography Archive. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10) Case Study House No. 9. (1950) / Julius Shulman Photography Archive. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10) Case Study House No. 9. (1950) / Julius Shulman Photography Archive. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10) Case Study House No. 9. (1950) / Julius Shulman Photography Archive. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10) +28

Quiin House / 23o5studio

03:00 - 14 August, 2017
Quiin House / 23o5studio, © KIngkien Photoghraphy
© KIngkien Photoghraphy

© KIngkien Photoghraphy © KIngkien Photoghraphy © KIngkien Photoghraphy © KIngkien Photoghraphy +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    District 6, Vietnam
  • Lead Architects

    Ngô Việt Khánh Duy
  • Design Team

    Hưng Trần, Mai Tiến Ninh, Sang Vũ
  • Area

    100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Amin's House / A1Architecture

02:00 - 14 August, 2017
Amin's House / A1Architecture, © Arash Ashourinia
© Arash Ashourinia

© Arash Ashourinia © Arash Ashourinia © Arash Ashourinia © Arash Ashourinia +30

DEEJ Factory / 5+design

00:00 - 14 August, 2017
DEEJ Factory / 5+design, Courtesy of 5+design
Courtesy of 5+design

Courtesy of 5+design Courtesy of 5+design Courtesy of 5+design Courtesy of 5+design +58

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jinan, Shandong, China
  • Area

    131739.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017