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AD Classics: V&A Spiral / Daniel Libeskind + Cecil Balmond

06:00 - 29 June, 2015
AD Classics: V&A Spiral / Daniel Libeskind + Cecil Balmond, Courtesy of Balmond Studio & Studio Libeskind
Courtesy of Balmond Studio & Studio Libeskind

The violent insertion of Daniel Libeskind’s Spiral into the Victorian neighborhood of South Kensington renders a cataclysmic disruption into a landscape of order and propriety. It envisions a rupture in the fabric of space and time, aggressively anachronistic from the building it adjoins, unapologetically appealing not to cultured humanism but to the mathematical logic of complexity and chaos. What is now textbook "Libeskind" was in 1996 a shocking non-starter for the London establishment, an unacceptable risk for a city perpetually torn between its agitated cosmopolitan energies and its quintessential impulse toward nostalgia and restraint. Nearly twenty years after the Spiral was selected as the winner of a distinguished international competition, this controversial extension proposal for the Victoria and Albert Museum remains unbuilt.

Courtesy of Balmond Studio & Studio Libeskind Courtesy of Balmond Studio & Studio Libeskind Courtesy of Balmond Studio & Studio Libeskind Courtesy of Balmond Studio & Studio Libeskind + 18

Vitra + Camper Store at Vitra Campus / Kéré Architecture

05:00 - 29 June, 2015
Vitra + Camper Store at Vitra Campus / Kéré Architecture, Courtesy of Kéré Architecture
Courtesy of Kéré Architecture

Courtesy of Kéré Architecture Courtesy of Kéré Architecture Courtesy of Kéré Architecture Courtesy of Kéré Architecture + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Charles-Eames-Straße 2, 79576 Weil am Rhein, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Diébédo Francis Kéré
  • Year

    2015

Populous Creates Eames-Inspired Installation for World Architecture Festival London

04:00 - 29 June, 2015
Populous Creates Eames-Inspired Installation for World Architecture Festival London, © Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow

Taking inspiration from Charles and Ray EamesHouse of Cards, London-based practice Populous have developed an installation for the inaugural World Architecture Festival (WAF) exhibition. Built from "hundreds of super-sized multiples of a single ‘W' form, the dramatic seven metre high installation forms the centrepiece" of an exhibition which seeks to showcase "the very best in world architecture." This year, 350 projects have been shortlisted from some the world’s best architects and designers.

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow + 17

Vineyard Högl in Wachau / Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz

03:00 - 29 June, 2015
Vineyard Högl in Wachau / Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz, Courtesy of Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz
Courtesy of Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz

Courtesy of Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz Courtesy of Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz Courtesy of Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz Courtesy of Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz + 10

Festival: "Days of Architecture"

02:30 - 29 June, 2015
Festival: "Days of Architecture"

The 15th edition of the "Days of Architecture" is almost here! This festival will take place from 25 September 2015 to 24 October 2015, in the Upper Rhine Valley. Punctuated by nearly 200 events, the festival aims to bring the architecture to the largest population.

RISING Architecture Week in Copenhagen

02:30 - 29 June, 2015
RISING Architecture Week in Copenhagen, Torben Eskerod
Torben Eskerod

From the 15th to the 18th September 2015, Copenhagen will play host to the international RISING Architecture Week. For four days the city will turn into a sizzling melting pot of over fifty events, site visits, bicycle tours and debates throughout the city.

Among these events is a two-day conference where 500 professionals and visionaries meet to exchange ideas and discuss the theme Growing Cities. The conference has a venue for speaks, debates and interviews, and another venue for workshops, networking and innovation labs. "RISING gathers a very big, international audience of architects, developers and city planners, which gives professionals a unique opportunity to develop and exchange ideas across borders. I’m very much looking forward to participate in RISING this September," says Sergey Kuznetsov, City Chief Architect of Moscow and keynote speaker at RISING.

Nursery School and Municipal Workshops / Jean-François Schmit

02:00 - 29 June, 2015
Nursery School and Municipal Workshops / Jean-François Schmit, Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit
Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit

Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit Courtesy of Jean-François Schmit + 9

  • Architects

  • Location

    19th arrondissement, Paris, France
  • Partners

    Ingénierie Studio, SNC Lavalin (BET TCE)
  • Area

    6800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010

Villa G / SCAPE

19:00 - 28 June, 2015
Villa G / SCAPE, © Francesco Mattuzzi
© Francesco Mattuzzi

© Francesco Mattuzzi © Francesco Mattuzzi © Francesco Mattuzzi © Francesco Mattuzzi + 36

Travel Through 115 Years of U.S. Residential Architecture in this Interactive Infographic by iMove

16:00 - 28 June, 2015
Travel Through 115 Years of U.S. Residential Architecture in this Interactive Infographic by iMove, Screenshot from "115 Years of American Homes Scrolling Parallax Infographic"
Screenshot from "115 Years of American Homes Scrolling Parallax Infographic"

Moving specialists iMove have created 115 Years of American Homes, a Scrolling Parallax Infographic in which viewers can “drive” through a neighborhood of single-family homes that reflect the style of their respective decades. For each home, graphics detail “tell-tale architectural features, design trends, average home price, and the historical and cultural context” of each decade from the 1900s through the present. Test out the interactive timeline here, and let us know: which decade of residential architecture is your favorite?

“The Architectural Imagination” Selected as Theme of U.S. Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

14:00 - 28 June, 2015
“The Architectural Imagination” Selected as Theme of U.S. Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, The U.S. Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. Image © Nico Saieh
The U.S. Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. Image © Nico Saieh

After an open competition and recommendations from the Federal Advisory Committee on International Exhibitions, the U.S. Department of State has selected Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan to organize the U.S. Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Their exhibition, “The Architectural Imagination,” will be curated by Cynthia Davidson, executive director of Anyone Corporation and editor of international architecture journal, Log; and Monica Ponce de Leon, dean of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and Principal of MPdL studio.

Pavilion for the City Jubilee / J. Mayer H. Architects

13:00 - 28 June, 2015
Pavilion for the City Jubilee  / J. Mayer H. Architects, © Frank Dinger
© Frank Dinger

© Frank Dinger © Frank Dinger © Michael Kneffel © Uli Deck + 14

Foster + Partners Break Ground on 425 Park Avenue

12:00 - 28 June, 2015
Foster + Partners Break Ground on 425 Park Avenue, 425 Park Avenue, Facing NE on Park Avenue. Image © DBOX for Foster + Partners
425 Park Avenue, Facing NE on Park Avenue. Image © DBOX for Foster + Partners

Norman Foster attended the recent groundbreaking ceremony for 425 Park Avenue, which will be the first full-block high-rise office building to be built on New York City's Park Avenue in the past 50 years. Foster+Partners, in collaboration with Adamson Associates, designed 425 Park to be a new icon in the Manhattan skyline, featuring a tri-blade, sheer wall top. In addition to its LEED Gold certification, the 560,000m² tower will be the first in New York to be WELL certified

Premium Office Space. Image © DBOX for Foster + Partners 425 Park Avenue. Image © Visualhouse for Foster + Partners © Visualhouse for Foster + Partners 425 Park Avenue in Local Context. Image © Visualhouse for Foster + Partners + 15

Could Hovering Buildings be the Future of Sustainability?

09:30 - 28 June, 2015
Could Hovering Buildings be the Future of Sustainability?, Proposals such as Vincent Callebaut's "Hydrogenase" have always been science fiction as much as they are architecture - but with Arx Pax's MFA technology, is it time to think more carefully about how to design levitating buildings?. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures
Proposals such as Vincent Callebaut's "Hydrogenase" have always been science fiction as much as they are architecture - but with Arx Pax's MFA technology, is it time to think more carefully about how to design levitating buildings?. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Could Hovering Buildings be the Future of Sustainability?

If Arx Pax, a cutting-edge technology firm led by Greg and Jill Henderson, has its way, levitating objects could become a common sight. The team is developing what they call Magnetic Field Architecture (MFA), a technology which controls electromagnetic energy to make objects hover, and at the several months ago, they used it to produce Hendo Hover, a hoverboard capable of carrying a person. While the fact that Arx Pax was able to produce a hoverboard is fascinating, the technology could have much more serious applications: as an architect, Greg Henderson envisions that one day MFA technology could be used in buildings to produce sustainable structures which can better survive earthquakes and other natural disasters. Is this goal realistic?

Housing in Auvry Barbusse / Tectône

09:00 - 28 June, 2015
Housing in Auvry Barbusse / Tectône, © Christophe Demonfaucon
© Christophe Demonfaucon

Courtesy of Tectône architectes © Lucile Chombart de Lauwe © Lucile Chombart de Lauwe © Christophe Demonfaucon + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aubervilliers, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Pascal Chombart de Lauwe as Lead Architect, Etienne Chevreul-Demas as Projet Manager, and Audrey Alcindor as Assistant
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Alban Guého Creates "Flood" Installation for Paris' Nuit Blanche 2015

08:00 - 28 June, 2015
Alban Guého Creates "Flood" Installation for Paris' Nuit Blanche 2015, Flood in Galley. Image Courtesy of Alban Guého
Flood in Galley. Image Courtesy of Alban Guého

Architect Alban Guého's “Flood” installation for Paris' 2015 Nuit Blanche arts festival aims to serve as a stark reminder of climate change and the impact humanity has on the world. The 50-square-meter (538 square-foot) installation is composed of weaved filaments that connect the ceiling to the floor. A thick, dark liquid (either oil or black paint) will slowly flow down each string, trickling into a black pool. Flood seeks to address the theme of this year’s Nuit Blanche, which is to echo the issues stemming from COP21, Paris’ Sustainable Innovation Forum.

Detail of Trickling Filament. Image Courtesy of Alban Guého Vector Projection of Flood. Image Courtesy of Alban Guého Parallel Filament. Image Courtesy of Alban Guého Axonometric View of Flood. Image Courtesy of Alban Guého + 5

KIBE Child Care Centre / Gangoly & Kristiner Architekten

05:00 - 28 June, 2015
KIBE Child Care Centre / Gangoly & Kristiner Architekten, © Krischner & Oberhofer photography
© Krischner & Oberhofer photography

© Krischner & Oberhofer photography © Krischner & Oberhofer photography © Krischner & Oberhofer photography © Krischner & Oberhofer photography + 22

RÖNESANS|BIZ / MuuM

02:00 - 28 June, 2015
RÖNESANS|BIZ / MuuM, © Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mecidiyeköy Mahallesi, 34387 Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Area

    24855.0 sqm
  • Photographs

100PP Office Building / Ministry of Design

20:00 - 27 June, 2015
100PP Office Building / Ministry of Design, Courtesy of Ministry of Design
Courtesy of Ministry of Design

Courtesy of Ministry of Design Courtesy of Ministry of Design Courtesy of Ministry of Design Courtesy of Ministry of Design + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    100 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118518
  • Design Team

    Ministry of Design: Colin Seah, David Tan, Jeremiah Abueva, Zsombor Baktay, Don Castaneda, Charissa Ho, Norberto Olegario, Ruth Chong, Arnel Anoneuvo
  • Area

    12600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014