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Home Cafes / Penda

01:00 - 1 September, 2014
Home Cafes  / Penda, © Zhi Xia
© Zhi Xia

© Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia +41

Skow Residence / Colorado Building Workshop + DesignBuildBLUFF

01:00 - 1 September, 2014
Skow Residence / Colorado Building Workshop + DesignBuildBLUFF, © Jesse Kuroiwa
© Jesse Kuroiwa

© Jesse Kuroiwa © Jesse Kuroiwa © Jesse Kuroiwa © Jesse Kuroiwa +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Navajo Mountain, Navajo Mountain, UT 86044, United States
  • Faculty Team

    Rick Sommerfeld, Director Colorado Building Workshop, Hank Louis, Director DesignBuildBLUFF, Andrew Foster, Craig Harren
  • Student Team

    Ellen Adams, Brett Blackmon, Lura Blumfield, Jay Burkhalter, Glen Camuso, Jacob Ebling, William Koning, William Murray, Rebecca Sockwell, JD Signom
  • Structural Engineer

    Christopher O’Hara Studio NYL
  • Area

    882.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Open Call for Curator: Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016

00:00 - 1 September, 2014
Open Call for Curator: Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016, Courtesy of Oslo Architecture Triennale
Courtesy of Oslo Architecture Triennale

Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT) seeks a Chief Curator or Curator Team for its sixth international festival in Oslo, Norway in autumn of 2016. The Curator will be responsible for the academic and artistic development of the festival, including its conceptual framework, research and programming, as well as exhibitions and events.

The Oslo Architecture Triennale serves as a platform for developing alternative and interdisciplinary projects and is the main international architecture festival in the Nordic region. Content will be developed over the course of three years, and the festival functions to not only display, but to investigate issues of architecture and urban challenges. More on the triennale, and how to apply, after the break.

The Proliferation of "Cultural Genocide" in Areas of Conflict

00:00 - 1 September, 2014
The Proliferation of "Cultural Genocide" in Areas of Conflict, Umayyad Mosque, Old City of Aleppo, Syria (2013).
Umayyad Mosque, Old City of Aleppo, Syria (2013).

In an article for the London Evening Standard, Robert Bevan examines one of the many often overlooked consequences of conflict: the destruction of monuments, culture, and heritage. With heightened conflict in the Middle East over the past decade an enormous amount of "cultural genocide" has occurred - something which Bevan notes is "inextricably linked to human genocide and ethnic cleansing." Arguing that "saving historic treasures and saving lives are not mutually exclusive activities," case studies from across the world are employed to make the point that with the loss of cultural heritage, most commonly architectural, the long term ramifications will resonate throughout this century.

UIA World Congress Reveals Architecture's Other Side

00:00 - 1 September, 2014
UIA World Congress Reveals Architecture's Other Side, Rahul Mehrotra's designs for an office building in Hyderabad exemplify the social agenda of architecture which dominated discussions at this year's UIA World Congress. Image © Carlos Chen
Rahul Mehrotra's designs for an office building in Hyderabad exemplify the social agenda of architecture which dominated discussions at this year's UIA World Congress. Image © Carlos Chen

With the International Union of Architects (UIA)'s World Congress taking place last month, the eyes of the architecture world were on South Africa where - according to Phineas Harper of the Architectural Review - the conference was full of architects of all backgrounds with "irrepressible energy," sharing ideas on how architecture can be used for social good with an urgency that is somewhat unfamiliar in the Western world. "Whoever said architecture was stale, male and pale should have been in Durban," says Harper. You can read the full review of the event here.

AD Interviews: European Architects on the Mies van der Rohe Award

01:00 - 1 September, 2014

The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award is one of the most important and prestigious prizes for architecture within Europe. First established in 1987, the prize is awarded every two years, and a look at the projects over the years offers unique insight into the development of architecture across Europe. To better understand the significance and uniqueness of the award we spoke with two previous award winners – Kjetil Trædal Thorsen and Craig Dykers from Snøhetta and Dominique Perrault from Dominique Perrault Architecture – as well as Peter Cachola Schmal, an architect, critic and the director of DAM, the German Architecture Musuem, and Josep Lluís Mateo of Mateo Arquitectura and a professor of Architecture and Projects at ETH-Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule/ Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich.

“This is the special thing about the Mies jury, that they do visit the top 5 projects, and see first-hand what this piece of architecture is about. And then they vote, which means the jury really knows what they’re voting about,” Peter Cachola Schmal noted.

“It’s a prize for a project, rather than a prize for an architect,” Kjetil Trædal Thorsen added.

Read on after the break for more on the Mies van der Rohe award and to see what the architects had to say about the importance of archives...

© Ute Zscharnt © Yuri Palmin AD Interviews: European Architects on the Mies van der Rohe Award Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects +6

Casa Avenal / Carlos Castanheira

01:00 - 1 September, 2014
Casa Avenal / Carlos Castanheira, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenal, 3720, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Carlos Castanheira & Clara Bastai, Arqtos Lda
  • Design Team

    Hellen van het hart, Sofia Reis, Duarte Rodrigues, Demis Lopes, Luís Calheiros
  • Project Year

    2004
  • Photographs

Piazza Garibaldi / Dominique Perrault Architecture

01:00 - 1 September, 2014
Piazza Garibaldi / Dominique Perrault Architecture, © Peppe Maisto
© Peppe Maisto

© Peppe Maisto © Peppe Maisto Courtesy of DPA / Adagp © Peppe Maisto +32

Honsinzi House / SPLK Architects & Partners

01:00 - 1 September, 2014
Honsinzi House / SPLK Architects & Partners, © Hélène Binet
© Hélène Binet

© Hélène Binet © Hélène Binet © Hélène Binet © Hélène Binet +30

Timber Dentistry / Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates

01:00 - 1 September, 2014
Timber Dentistry / Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates, © Satoshi Shigeta
© Satoshi Shigeta

© Satoshi Shigeta © Satoshi Shigeta © Satoshi Shigeta © Satoshi Shigeta +6

Family house Kostalov / 3+1 architekti

01:00 - 1 September, 2014
Family house Kostalov / 3+1 architekti, © Pavel Plánička
© Pavel Plánička

© Pavel Plánička © Pavel Plánička © Pavel Plánička © Pavel Plánička +53

Building of Construction Engineering Disciplinary Organization / Dayastudio + Nextoffice

01:00 - 1 September, 2014
Building of Construction Engineering Disciplinary Organization / Dayastudio  + Nextoffice, © Parham Taghioff
© Parham Taghioff

© Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff +41

  • Architects

  • Location

    Qazvin, Iran
  • Architects in Charge

    Parisa Alimohammadi, Alireza Taghaboni
  • Area

    2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

9 Endangered Monuments to Receive Funding for Conservation Works

01:00 - 31 August, 2014
9 Endangered Monuments to Receive Funding for Conservation Works, The Güell Pavilions in Barcelona, Spain. Image © Samuel Ludwig
The Güell Pavilions in Barcelona, Spain. Image © Samuel Ludwig

From Gaudí-designed pavilions in Barcelona, Spain to the Tenyuji Temple in Ogatsu, Japan, nine "at-risk" historical monuments will receive funding for preservation works, thanks to a $1.5 million grant from American Express to the World Monuments Fund (WMF). The nine sites were all included on WMF’s 2014 Watch list, and include Pokfulam Village in Hong Kong (SAR), China; the churches of Saint Merri and Notre-Dame-de-Lorette in Paris, France; the Farnese Aviaries in Rome, Italy; Tenyuji Temple, in Ogatsu, Japan; Fundidora Park in Monterrey, Mexico; the Güell Pavilions in Barcelona, Spain; the House of Wonders in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania; Battersea Power Station in London, United Kingdom; and Sulgrave Manor in Sulgrave, United Kingdom. 

This is the second portion of a $5 million, five-year grant from American Express to support WMF. "The longstanding support of American Express to the World Monuments Watch has resulted in preservation work at more than 150 sites in over 60 countries," said WMF President Bonnie Burnham in a press release. "The sites on the 2014 Watch that will receive support are extraordinary places whose preservation will benefit both local populations and visitors from around the world." 

Read on after the break for a description of the sites.

Beret / y+M

01:00 - 31 August, 2014
Beret / y+M, © Yohei Sasakura / Sasa no kurasya
© Yohei Sasakura / Sasa no kurasya

© Yohei Sasakura / Sasa no kurasya © Yohei Sasakura / Sasa no kurasya © Yohei Sasakura / Sasa no kurasya © Yohei Sasakura / Sasa no kurasya +13

This Whimsical Cage Redefines Public Space

00:00 - 31 August, 2014
Courtesy of Warren Techentin Architecture
Courtesy of Warren Techentin Architecture

Folly is a word not often used in architecture. By definition, 'folly' is a lack of good sense, or foolishness. And in the realm of architecture, folly is used to describe an extravagantly ornamented structure with no practical purpose. Yet gathering their inspiration from this word, Warren Techentin Architecture (WTARCH) have created and mounted a functional folly, appropriately named La Cage aux Folles (The Cage of Follies). Constructed of painted, steel tubes and installed at Materials & Applications, an exhibition centre in Los Angeles, La Cage aux Folles played host to an array of musical performances and lectures. 

Explore La Cage aux Folles with more photos and info after the break. 

Happycheap House / Tommy Carlsson

01:00 - 31 August, 2014
Happycheap House / Tommy Carlsson, © Michael Perlmutter
© Michael Perlmutter

© Michael Perlmutter © Michael Perlmutter © Michael Perlmutter © Michael Perlmutter +12

Ban House / Zhang Dongguang + Liu Wenjuan

01:00 - 31 August, 2014
Ban House / Zhang Dongguang + Liu Wenjuan, © Liu Wenjuan
© Liu Wenjuan

© Liu Wenjuan © Liu Wenjuan © Liu Wenjuan © Liu Wenjuan +23

Osteopathie praktijk Roosendaal / zone zuid architecten

01:00 - 31 August, 2014
Osteopathie praktijk Roosendaal / zone zuid architecten, Courtesy of Gido van Zon
Courtesy of Gido van Zon

Courtesy of Gido van Zon Courtesy of Gido van Zon Courtesy of Gido van Zon Courtesy of Gido van Zon +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wouwbaan 216, 4703 TA Roosendaal, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Gido van Zon
  • Area

    225.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Gido van Zon