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OMA Opens New Office in Dubai

00:00 - 5 February, 2015
OMA Opens New Office in Dubai, © Flickr CC User Éole Wind
© Flickr CC User Éole Wind

The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has opened a Dubai office to design and oversee projects in the Middle East-Africa region. Together with headquarters in Rotterdam and offices in New York, Hong Kong, Beijing and Doha, OMA Dubai aims to “strengthen the practice’s presence in the Middle East, and also provide a connection point for future work in Africa and India.” The office is located in Al Warsan Tower in TECOM.

House Passage of Landscape / ihrmk

01:00 - 5 February, 2015
House Passage of Landscape / ihrmk, © Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

© Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Masaki Ihara
  • Area

    99.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Office Mindmatters / PARAT

01:00 - 5 February, 2015
Office Mindmatters  / PARAT, © Andreas Meichsner
© Andreas Meichsner

© Andreas Meichsner © Andreas Meichsner © Andreas Meichsner © Andreas Meichsner +11

The Observatories: Micro Artist Residence Officially Opens in the UK

01:00 - 5 February, 2015
The Observatories: Micro Artist Residence Officially Opens in the UK, © Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
© Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Nearly eight months ago, a team of four design students won a competition to design an artist’s residence in the south-western countryside of the UK. Now, Charlotte Knight, Mina Gospavic, Ross Galtress, and Lauren Shevills (in collaboration with artist Edward Crumpton) have seen their design, “The Observatories,” realized. Conceived as two rotating structures that house a studio and living quarters, The Observatories will be moved to four different sites over the course of two years. During this time, they’ll take in twelve artists, each for two-month residencies.

Zaha Hadid and ADPI Unveil Plans for World’s Largest Passenger Terminal in Beijing

00:00 - 5 February, 2015
Zaha Hadid and ADPI Unveil Plans for World’s Largest Passenger Terminal in Beijing , © ZHA / Methanoia
© ZHA / Methanoia

ADP Ingeniérie (ADPI) and Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) have unveiled designs for what will be the world’s largest airport passenger terminal - the Beijing New Airport Terminal Building. The Daxing scheme, based off the bid-winning planning concept by ADPI, hopes to alleviate traffic from Beijing’s existing Capital Airport, which is operating beyond its planned capacity.

“Initially accommodating 45 million passengers per year, the new terminal will be adaptable and sustainable, operating in many different configurations dependent on varying aircraft and passenger traffic throughout each day,” stated ZHA in a press release. “With an integrated multi-modal transport centre featuring direct links to local and national rail services including the Gaotie high speed rail, the new Daxing airport will be a key hub within Beijing’s growing transport network and a catalyst for the region’s economic development, including the city of Tianjin and Hebei Province.”

Jane Priestman Wins Inaugural Ada Louise Huxtable Prize

00:00 - 5 February, 2015
Jane Priestman Wins Inaugural Ada Louise Huxtable Prize, Priestman worked with Foster + Partners on the Stansted Airport during her time at the British Airports Authority. Image © Foster + Partners
Priestman worked with Foster + Partners on the Stansted Airport during her time at the British Airports Authority. Image © Foster + Partners

Judges Patty Hopkins, Eva Jiricna and John McAslan have awarded Jane Priestman the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize. The 85-year-old British designer, lauded for being a “visionary” client, is the first to receive this lifetime achievement award, which honors non-architects which have significantly contributed to the architectural profession. 

“Her contribution to future generations is immeasurable,” said the judges. “Priestman had the belief that architecture could change people lives, and wanted to work with architects who could help her do it.”

Andrés Jaque Named 2015 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program (YAP) Winner

00:00 - 5 February, 2015
Andrés Jaque Named 2015 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program (YAP) Winner, © Cosmo / Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation
© Cosmo / Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation’s project COSMO has been selected by the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 as winner of Young Architects Program’s (YAP) 16th edition in New York. Scheduled to open in late June, just in time for MoMA PS1’s 2015 Warm Up summer music, COSMO will serve as a “moveable artifact” with a mission to provide clean water for the world’s population. 

“This year’s proposal takes one of the Young Architects Program’s essential requirements - providing a water feature for leisure and fun - and highlights water itself as a scarce resource,” said Pedro Gadanho, Curator in MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design. “Relying on off-the-shelf components from agro-industrial origin, an exuberant mobile architecture celebrates water-purification processes and turns their intricate visualization into an unusual backdrop for the Warm Up sessions.”

Colgate University Agrees to Fund David Adjaye’s $21 Million Arts Center

01:00 - 5 February, 2015
Colgate University Agrees to Fund David Adjaye’s $21 Million Arts Center , © Adjaye Associates, Courtesy of Colgate University
© Adjaye Associates, Courtesy of Colgate University

Colgate University has agreed to fund Adjaye Associates’ proposed $21 million Center for Art and Culture planned for its campus in Hamilton, New York. The project, initially unveiled last March, will be comprised of three interlocking volumes of flexible art galleries alongside a parcel-long sculpture courtyard that cuts through the site. 

© Adjaye Associates, Courtesy of Colgate University © Adjaye Associates, Courtesy of Colgate University © Adjaye Associates, Courtesy of Colgate University © Adjaye Associates, Courtesy of Colgate University +8

Greenbank Park / HYLA Architects

01:00 - 5 February, 2015
Greenbank Park / HYLA Architects, © Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell +38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Greenbank Park, Singapore
  • Principal Architect

    Mr. Han Loke Kwang
  • Assistant Architects

    Yuzhe, Nicholas Gomes
  • Area

    520.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

East Van House / Splyce Design

01:00 - 5 February, 2015
East Van House / Splyce Design, © Ivan Hunter
© Ivan Hunter

© Ivan Hunter © Ivan Hunter © Ivan Hunter © Ivan Hunter +23

Fittja Terraces / Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects

01:00 - 5 February, 2015
Fittja Terraces / Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects , © Johan Fowelin
© Johan Fowelin

© Johan Fowelin © Johan Fowelin © Johan Fowelin © Johan Fowelin +25

Wood Design & Building Magazine Announces Winners of its 2014 Wood Awards

00:00 - 4 February, 2015
Wood Design & Building Magazine Announces Winners of its 2014 Wood Awards, Aspen Art Museum (Aspen, CO) Shigeru Ban Architects. Image © Michael Moran/OTTO
Aspen Art Museum (Aspen, CO) Shigeru Ban Architects. Image © Michael Moran/OTTO

Wood Design and Building Magazine has announced the winners of its 2014 Wood Awards. Run in partnership with the Canadian Wood Council, this year the awards included for the first time an international awards category in addition to the North America awards. With 166 submissions, the 24 awarded projects were selected by a jury consisting of Larry McFarland (Principle, McFarland Marceau Architects), Brigitte Shim (Principle, Shim-Sutcliffe Architects) and Keith Boswell (Technical Partner, SOM).

"The Wood Design Awards showcases exceptional wood buildings that not only display the unique qualities of wood, but also serve to inspire other designers who may not initially think of wood as the material of choice," said Theresa Rogers, Editor of Wood Design & Building magazine. "The calibre of projects submitted displayed a mature sense of design that either paid homage to older building techniques or completely reinvented the conventional way of thinking about building envelope and design," added Etienne Lalonde, the Canadian Wood Council's Vice-President of Market Development.

See the full awards list after the break.

Timber Dentistry (Mino Osaka, Japan) / Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates. Image © Satoshi Shigeta Refuge on the Bay of Fundy (Red Bank Farm, Hants County, NS) / Dalhousie School of Architecture Free Lab Students, led by Talbot Sweetapple. Image © William Green Wood Innovation Design Centre (Prince George, BC) / Michael Green Architecture. Image © Ema Peter Vineyard Schmidt at the Lake of Constance (Hattnau 62, Germany) / Ludescher + Lutz | Architekten. Image © Elmar Ludescher +10

MOMA Partners with Instagram for Largest-Ever Latin American Architecture Exhibition

00:00 - 4 February, 2015
MOMA Partners with Instagram for Largest-Ever Latin American Architecture Exhibition, Iglesia del Cristo Obrero, Atlántida, Uruguay, Eladio Dieste. Image © Leonardo Finotti
Iglesia del Cristo Obrero, Atlántida, Uruguay, Eladio Dieste. Image © Leonardo Finotti

MoMA's largest-ever Latin American architecture exhibition will feature an official partnership with Instagram. The project invites the Instagram community to share their photos of buildings as part of the Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980 exhibition.

One of the year's most awaited exhibitions,  Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980 will display key architectural works for understanding modernism in Latin America, featuring remarkable buildings from all over the continent, designed by prominent architects like Oscar Niemeyer, Clorindo Testa, Luis Barragán, Vilanova Artigas and Eladio Dieste.

Zoetrope Cinema / ADH

01:00 - 4 February, 2015
Zoetrope Cinema / ADH, © Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie

© Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Blaye, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Benoîte Doazan, Elisabeth Salvado, Stéphane Hirschberger
  • Area

    1100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

North Perth House / Jonathan Lake Architects

01:00 - 4 February, 2015
North Perth House / Jonathan Lake Architects, © Robert Frith
© Robert Frith

© Robert Frith © Robert Frith © Robert Frith © Robert Frith +22

Ichot - Gate of Poznan / Ad Artis Architects

01:00 - 4 February, 2015
Ichot - Gate of Poznan / Ad Artis Architects, © Mariusz Lis
© Mariusz Lis

© Maciej Lulko © Mariusz Lis © Wojciech Krynski © Wojciech Krynski +48

Afsharian's House / ReNa Design

01:00 - 4 February, 2015
Afsharian's House / ReNa Design, Courtesy of Reza Najafian
Courtesy of Reza Najafian

Courtesy of Reza Najafian Courtesy of Reza Najafian Courtesy of Reza Najafian Courtesy of Reza Najafian +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kermanshah, Kermanshah, Iran
  • Architect in Charge

    Reza Najafian
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013

Call for Submissions - CLOG: Landmark Issue

01:00 - 4 February, 2015
Call for Submissions - CLOG: Landmark Issue, Waldorf Astoria, demolished in 1929 to make way for the Empire State Building.. Image © J.S. Johnston, 1899
Waldorf Astoria, demolished in 1929 to make way for the Empire State Building.. Image © J.S. Johnston, 1899

CLOG is seeking submissions for its 13th issue, CLOG: Landmark. The latest edition from the New York-based publication explores the "powerful and complicated" nature of landmark status, examining the factors which dictate whether a building is to be destroyed or preserved. CLOG: Landmark plants itself in the nexus between architecture and social issues, dissecting ideas of "cultural value" and the framework by which this is determined. Critique and commentary of all forms will be considered, including images, graphics, diagrams, and text of not more than 500 words. Submissions must be received by March 1. Further guidelines for submission can be found here.