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Gehry to Design Campus for Non-Profit in Los Angeles Neighborhood

00:00 - 31 July, 2014
Gehry to Design Campus for Non-Profit in Los Angeles Neighborhood, Watts Tower.  Image via <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/'>Wikimedia</a>
Watts Tower. Image via Wikimedia

Frank Gehry, renowned for his often enormous public works projects, is turning his attention to something on a smaller scale: a campus for the non-profit organization CII (Children’s Institute Inc.) in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts. Perhaps best known for Watts tower, the architecture of Watts is shaped by limited income and the need to deter vandalism. according to the LA Times Gehry’s intervention will hopefully be a tipping point for a neighborhood desperate to change not just its aesthetic but its future. Read the full article about the project here.

The Pangbourne Communications Centre / Mitchell Taylor Workshop

01:00 - 31 July, 2014
© Peter Cook
© Peter Cook

© Peter Cook © Peter Cook © Peter Cook © Peter Cook +24

Villa Sottanis Library and Gamesroom / 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo

01:00 - 31 July, 2014
Villa Sottanis Library and Gamesroom / 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo, © Ernesta Caviola
© Ernesta Caviola

© Ernesta Caviola © Ernesta Caviola © Ernesta Caviola © Ernesta Caviola +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Annuti, 36, 16030 Casarza Ligure Genoa, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Alfonso Femia, Gianluca Peluffo
  • Design Team

    Simonetta Cenci, Stefania Bracco, Luca Bonsignorio, Francesca R. Pirrello, Francesca Recagno, Ilaria Sisto, Sara Traverso
  • Collaborators

    Francesca Ameglio, Cinzia Avanzi, Lorenza Barabino, Chiara Braida, Elena Frigo, Domenica Laface
  • Area

    581.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

    Ernesta Caviola, Courtesy of 5+1AA

Pandora Media Inc. New York Office / ABA Studio

01:00 - 31 July, 2014
Pandora Media Inc. New York Office / ABA Studio, © Durston Saylor
© Durston Saylor

© Durston Saylor © Durston Saylor © Durston Saylor © Durston Saylor +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    New York, NY 10168, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    ABA Studio, Andrew Bartle Architects
  • Project Management

    WG Project Managment
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

New Images Leaked of Zaha Hadid’s Luxury NYC Apartment Complex

00:00 - 30 July, 2014
New Images Leaked of Zaha Hadid’s Luxury NYC Apartment Complex

New images have been leaked of the inside of Zaha Hadid’s New York City luxury apartment complex, set to be built alongside the second section of the High Line at 520 West 28th Street.

The renderings, first published by Curbed, show the layout of a typical kitchen and master bath in this 11-story sculpted glass and steel apartment. While the kitchen rendering features a curvy island and faucet in the middle, the bathroom appears to have textured walls.

New Images Released of Foster + Partners’ “First and Mission” Towers in San Francisco

00:00 - 30 July, 2014
New Images Released of Foster + Partners’ “First and Mission” Towers in San Francisco, This rendering shows the “First and Mission” towers to the right of the taller Salesforce tower, which is currently under construction. Image © Foster + Partners
This rendering shows the “First and Mission” towers to the right of the taller Salesforce tower, which is currently under construction. Image © Foster + Partners

New images have been released of Foster + Partners’ and Heller Manus Architects’ design for  “First and Mission,” a two tower, two million square foot mixed-use development project in downtown San Francisco.

The project consists of a 605-foot condominium tower -- the tallest residential project on the West Coast -- and an 850-foot hotel, residential and office tower. Together the two towers will add more than a million square feet of flexible office and commercial space, as well as 650,000 square feet of residential units to the Transbay Area.

View more images and learn more about the design of the "First and Mission" project after the break...

This rendering shows the “First and Mission” towers to the right of the taller Salesforce tower, which is currently under construction. Image © Foster + Partners © Foster + Partners © Foster + Partners © Foster + Partners +5

Weston Residence / Specht Harpman Architects

01:00 - 30 July, 2014
Weston Residence / Specht Harpman Architects, © Taggart Sorensen
© Taggart Sorensen

© Taggart Sorensen © Taggart Sorensen © Taggart Sorensen © Taggart Sorensen +15

G-ROC / Nook Architects

01:00 - 30 July, 2014
G-ROC / Nook Architects, © Nieve | Productora Audiovisual
© Nieve | Productora Audiovisual

© Nieve | Productora Audiovisual © Nieve | Productora Audiovisual © Nieve | Productora Audiovisual © Nieve | Productora Audiovisual +21

Robert A.M. Stern Remembers Charles Moore

00:00 - 30 July, 2014
Robert A.M. Stern Remembers Charles Moore,  Moore House, Orinda, California, 1962. Image Courtesy of Morley Baer
Moore House, Orinda, California, 1962. Image Courtesy of Morley Baer

Robert A.M. Stern, founder of his eponymous firm and dean of the Yale School of Architecture, remembers his colleague and friend Charles Moore in this article originally published by Metropolis Magazine. Stern writes about the details most would never know — including what it was like to be a guest in Moore's home and his eating habits. Read on to learn about and their relationship over the years and Stern's admiration for Moore.

As an architecture student at Yale editing Perspecta 9/10, I first met Charles Moore by telephone and through correspondence. I had come across his amazing early projects in the Italian magazine Casabella, and was intrigued by what I read about him and his partners — especially in a provocative essay by Donlyn Lyndon. I got in touch with Charles and he volunteered that he was interested in writing about Disneyland for the journal, leading to the publication of his justifiably famous article, "You Have to Pay for the Public Life," as well as a portfolio of projects by his firm Moore, Lyndon, Turnbull, Whitaker.

An Interview With Materials And Rapid Prototyping Specialist Krista Ninivaggi

00:00 - 30 July, 2014
An Interview With Materials And Rapid Prototyping Specialist Krista Ninivaggi, A light pendant developed by Ninivaggi for the vault space at Barclay's. Ninivaggi produced a full-scale mockup of the piece to convince the client of the design. Image Courtesy of Miho Aikawa and SHoP
A light pendant developed by Ninivaggi for the vault space at Barclay's. Ninivaggi produced a full-scale mockup of the piece to convince the client of the design. Image Courtesy of Miho Aikawa and SHoP

Named the 2014 Designer of The Year by Contract Magazine, Krista Ninivaggi of K & Co is an expert in material innovation. In the following interview, Susan S. Szenasy of Metropolis Magazine asks the young designer about her design process, the materials she uses and more. 

UK Ministers to Consider Key Recommendation of Farrell Review

00:00 - 30 July, 2014
UK Ministers to Consider Key Recommendation of Farrell Review, Sir Terry Farrell. Image © Agnese Sanvito, via Farrells Facebook Page
Sir Terry Farrell. Image © Agnese Sanvito, via Farrells Facebook Page

The House of Lords has announced that the proposal to appoint a 'Chief Architect' in the UK, one of the major recommendations of this year's report by Terry Farrell, will be discussed by the UK's minister for architecture Ed Vaizey and Housing and Planning minister Brandon Lewis. The proposal was among 60 recommendations made by the Farrell Review at the end of March. Other proposals due to be discussed by ministers are a the idea of establishing a Place Leadership Council and design review panels for infrastructure projects. More after the break...

Why Should You Register A .archi Domain?

00:00 - 30 July, 2014

The time has come for architects, across the globe, to register for their .archi domain names. This year has seen the launch of a entirely new range of domains which explicitly indicate the field of business a particular domain name points to; .archi, the new extension reserved exclusively for architectural bodies, is one such. Not only will it differentiate architects from other fields but, perhaps more importantly, will also help internet users find architects when browsing the web. The development of this domain extension, which has been supported by the International Union of Architects (UIA), will mean that only academically qualified architects and their affiliates will be able to use .archi.

Paul Andreu, designer of the Shanghai Pudong International Airport and the Taiyuan Archaeological Centre, alongside Corinne Vezzoni, have both pledged their support of the new domain name in an advertising campaign by the regulating body Starting Dot.

Click here to register a .archi domain name or find out more after the break...

VOIDWALL / AND

01:00 - 30 July, 2014
VOIDWALL / AND, © Kyungsub Shin
© Kyungsub Shin

© Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea
  • Area

    136.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Terra Remota Winery / Untaller

01:00 - 30 July, 2014
Terra Remota Winery / Untaller, © Lluís Casals
© Lluís Casals

© Lluís Casals © Lluís Casals © Lluís Casals © Lluís Casals +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer Empordà, Girona, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Nacho Ferrer Orenga, Pepe Cortes
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

HOUSE-K / K2YT

01:00 - 30 July, 2014
HOUSE-K / K2YT, © Satoshi Asakawa
© Satoshi Asakawa

© Satoshi Asakawa © Satoshi Asakawa © Satoshi Asakawa © Satoshi Asakawa +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Consult

    Takeshi Suzuki
  • Area

    291.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Mondang / AnLstudio

01:00 - 30 July, 2014
Mondang / AnLstudio, © Inigo Bujedo Aguirre
© Inigo Bujedo Aguirre

© Inigo Bujedo Aguirre © Inigo Bujedo Aguirre © Inigo Bujedo Aguirre © Inigo Bujedo Aguirre +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jongno 5(o)-ga, 124-8 Jongno 5(o)-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Area

    34.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Has The Surge Of Visitors to Museums & Galleries Reached A Tipping Point?

00:00 - 30 July, 2014
Has The Surge Of Visitors to Museums & Galleries Reached A Tipping Point?, Crowds around Da Vinci's Mona Lisa at the Louvre, Paris. Image © Guia Besana
Crowds around Da Vinci's Mona Lisa at the Louvre, Paris. Image © Guia Besana

In an article for the New York Times Rachel Donadio examines Masterworks vs. the Masses. From the Louvre in Paris to London's British Museum, Florence's Uffizi to the Vatican Museums, the increasing surge of visitors to these international cultural nodes "has turned many museums into crowded, sauna-like spaces." Balancing everyone's right to be "nourished" by cultural experiences with protecting and preserving the works of art in question is a very real problem. According to Donadio, "even when the art is secure, the experience can become irksome." With some museums seeing annual visitors of up to 6.7 million visitors (British Museum), addressing the issues faced by institutions that are a victim of their own success is becoming more and more pressing. Read the article in full here.

Inside "Places of Power": Austria's Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale

00:00 - 30 July, 2014
Inside "Places of Power": Austria's Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

The 20th Century was a time of significant political unrest, seeing two World Wars and the 70-year rise and fall of a major superpower, the Soviet Union, among countless other conflicts. In some ways, "modernity" could be characterized by the rapid creation and crystallization of huge numbers of nation states since the outbreak of World War One a hundred years ago.

Reacting to the theme of "Absorbing Modernity" set for the national pavilions at this year's Venice Biennale, the curators of the Austrian pavilion chose to investigate the area where this political unrest most overlaps with architecture: the Parliament Buildings of countries around the world.

Read the curator's take on the pavilion after the break

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +11