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Memorial To Victims Of Violence / Gaeta-Springall Arquitectos

  • Architects: Gaeta-Springall Arquitectos
  • Location: Mexico
  • Architect In Charge: Julio Gaeta, Luby Springall, Ricardo López
  • Area: 15000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Gaeta-Springall Arquitectos

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Siedlung Residential Buildings / Baumschlager Eberle

  • Architects: Baumschlager Eberle
  • Location: Lochau, Austria
  • Project Architect: Robert Urbanek-Zeller
  • Area: 7200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Eduard Hueber

© Eduard Hueber © Eduard Hueber © Eduard Hueber © Eduard Hueber

Digital Workflows in Architecture: Design – Assembly – Industry / Scott Marble

The logics of digital processes in architecture have begun to structure the way that architects design, the way that builders build, and the way that industry is reorganizing. The process of architectural design has become a complex workflow. At the core of the shift toward more expansive forms of digital production within the design and construction industry is the integration of communication through digital networks. The goal is to develop a continuous, easily accessible and parametrically adaptable body of information that coordinates the process from design through a building’s lifecycle. Organized around the key fields of Designing Design, Designing Assembly and Designing Industry, this book is a reference work on digital technologies as key factors in architectural design, fabrication and workflow organization. It presents essays and case studies from some of the leading voices on the topic.

Aspire Mixed-Use Tower Proposal / Grimshaw Architects

Emerging from a design excellence competition held by the Parramatta City Council, the Aspire Tower, designed by Grimshaw Architects, is a landmark mixed-use tower set to establish a new benchmark for innovative, passive-environmental design in Australian high-rise developments. Designed to act as a catalyst project for Parramatta Square, the tower provides high density, urban residential living which is not only affordable but also sustainable. More images and architects' description after the break.

Re-Think Athens Competition Entry / Nikiforidis-Cuomo Architects

The proposal, ‘Athens PubliCity: an urban neuron for a new city center’, for the Re-Think Athens competition organizes a public space processing system which develops and expands like an “urban neuron”. Designed by Nikiforidis-Cuomo Architects, their concept becomes an entire living framework aiming to re-activate and revitalize the urban body. The system acts as a familiar, habitable and dynamic framework able to “contain” events and situations of both collective and individual actions.  More images and architects’ description after the break.

Notre Dame Haiti Cathedral Competition Entry / TABB Architecture

Designed by TABB Architecture, their proposal for the Notre Dame de l’Assomption Cathedral in Port au Prince optimizes resources, producing designed solutions and teaming up for a change. Designing a New Cathedral for Port-au-Prince,not only will imply a beautiful, energy saving, affordable building, but a complete strategy plan to generate the labor force in order to sustain the local economy, teaching people construction techniques to support future needs. More images and architects' description after the break.

'Stage a lot' Flat Lot Competition Entry / Ksestudio

Designed by Ksestudio, their “Stage a lot” Flat Lot competition entry, which received an honorable mention, is a constantly transformative intervention that responds to the call for a temporary structure from the Flint Public Art Project. The project invents a ballet of ropes and pulleys animating four suspended rectangular pieces of white tyvek that in a neutral position hang vertically to form a topless cube. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Benagalbon Tower Education Center / Republica DM

Courtesy of Republica DM
Courtesy of Republica DM

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BIG Wins Europa City Development in Paris

Danish architecture firm, BIG - led by Bjarke Ingels - has been announced as the winner of an international invited competition for the design of Europa City,  a 800,000 square meter cultural, recreational and retail development in Triangle de Gonesse, France.  Combining city development with an open landscape, Europa City creates a dynamic center of activity for visitors and residents, appealing to the variety of functions of city life.  Europa City is situated along the route from Charles de Gaule Airport to Paris and has a wide range of programs that is part of a larger initiative to attract international tourism into the northern parts of Paris.

More on the project after the break...

Can Design Act as Gun Control?

With the United States Senate opening up the debate on legislation for increased gun control, we felt it was time to revisit a question we've asked ourselves in the past: what can design do to prevent gun violence?

Read more about the recent debate about the potential of design for gun violence, after the break...

Sørenga 3 / JVA

  • Architects: JVA
  • Location: Sørenga, Oslo, Norway
  • Primary Architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Anders Granli, Kazuhiko Yamada, Claes Cho Heske Ekornås, Jeanette Alvestad
  • Collaborating Architects: 4B Arkitekter AS, Context AS
  • Client: Sørenga Utvikling AS
  • Area: 14500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Nils Petter Dale, Knut Bry

© Nils Petter Dale © Nils Petter Dale © Knut Bry © Knut Bry

Infant School Student In Vereda / Rueda Pizarro Arquitectos

  • Architects: Rueda Pizarro Arquitectos
  • Location: Calle Zamora, 66, 28914 Leganés, Madrid, Spain
  • Architect In Charge: María José Pizarro, Óscar Rueda
  • Collaborators: Alberto Galindo, Juan Navarro, Pablo Sáez, Laura Montero, Miguel Chillerón
  • Technical Architect: Alfonso Prieto
  • Constructor: PEYBER
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Rueda Pizarro, Miguel de Guzmán

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán

Moscow Polytechnic Museum - Education Center Proposal / Leeser Architecture

Designed by Leeser Architecture their design concept for the Polytechnic Education Center takes its cues from the rich history of modern Russian architecture of the early part of the twentieth century. Located in the Lenin Hills section of Moscow, which play an important role in the history of Moscow as a place of radical experimentation, the new institute symbolizes this incredible energy and conflation of future inventions with past achievement as a new symbol of global importance. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Résidence Nguyen / Atelier Moderno

© Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau

© Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau

Open Call 2013: AF Project Space

The Architecture Foundation recently launched their annual international Open Call for innovative independent exhibitions and installations for its central London Project Space. Intended as an incubator for independent positions and architectural experimentation, projects selected through the Open Call will punctuate the AF’s ongoing curated program. This program, competitively selected through a jury process, will give space to individuals or organizations to activate the AF Project Space as a testing ground for modes of exhibition and 1:1 scale spatial experimentation, an open studio, a public residency or other diverse formats. The foundation's recent initiative, 'We Made That', was a project selected through the 2012 Open Call. The deadline for submissions is May 10. For more information, please visit here.