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Colorful Illustrations of Tel Aviv’s Eclectic Facades

12:00 - 28 March, 2015
Colorful Illustrations of Tel Aviv’s Eclectic Facades, 27 Nahalat Binyamin St.. Image © Avner Gicelter
27 Nahalat Binyamin St.. Image © Avner Gicelter

Take a virtual walk down the streets of Tel Aviv with these illustrations of the city's facades by graphic designer Avner Gicelter. “My aim is to capture the unique essence of the building's features in my illustrations, using a minimal set of graphic elements,” he explained. “After the building's illustration is done I choose a background color out of a palette and a typeface that will reflect what I refer to as a Tel Avivian atmosphere."

Gicelter first had the idea to capture the unique architecture in Tel Aviv’s city center when apartment hunting in 2013. “I got more interested in the building's facade than in the apartments we were looking at,” he said. Since then he has illustrated over 70 different buildings.

Check out some of Gicelter’s illustrations after the break and visit his website to learn more. His illustrations are also available for purchase on Etsy.

24 Chen Blvd.. Image © Avner Gicelter King Albert Square. Image © Avner Gicelter 3 Nezach Israel St.. Image © Avner Gicelter 17 Shmaryahu Levin St.. Image © Avner Gicelter +12

Chandigarh Under Siege: Le Corbusier’s Capitol Complex Threatened by Housing Development

09:30 - 28 March, 2015
Chandigarh Under Siege: Le Corbusier’s Capitol Complex Threatened by Housing Development, Chandigarh's Palace of the Assembly in the foreground facing the High Court in the background. Image © Flickr CC user Eduardo Guiot
Chandigarh's Palace of the Assembly in the foreground facing the High Court in the background. Image © Flickr CC user Eduardo Guiot

Dr. Vikramāditya Prakāsh is a professor at the University of Washington and the founder of the Chandigarh Urban Lab. In the following article he discusses the past, present and future of Le Corbusier's vision for Chandigarh, explaining the reasons behind the petition he started against a new residential development to the North of the city.

Le Corbusier’s famous Capitol Complex in Chandigarh, India is about to be ruined by the construction of a gaggle of towers to its immediate north. The new project, called ‘TATA Camelot’, is being developed by TATA Housing, the real estate wing of TATA Group, a major multinational and one of India's largest industrial companies. TATA Camelot’s 27 proposed towers, each between 13 and 36 storys tall, will not only destroy the architectural and urban design integrity of the Capitol, they will also disrupt the fragile Himalayan ecology of the area. In the contest between development and preservation, it is the larger public good and the long term perspective of the ecological that must be prioritized.

TATA Camelot Phase I The Secretariat and the Assembly and their relationship to the mountains as it exists today. Image © Vikramāditya Prakāsh The Secretariat and its relationship to the mountains as it exists today. Image © Vikramāditya Prakāsh The master-plan concept overlaid over an aerial view of the city today showing the integral relationship between the ecology of the site and the city. Image Courtesy of Chandigarh Urban Lab, University of Washington on Google Earth original +10

Difficult Run Residence / Robert M. Gurney Architect

10:00 - 28 March, 2015
Difficult Run Residence / Robert M. Gurney Architect, © Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer
© Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer

© Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer © Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer © Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer © Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer +43

Building Trust to Host Live Build Workshop in Laos

08:00 - 28 March, 2015
Building Trust to Host Live Build Workshop in Laos, Courtesy of Building Trust
Courtesy of Building Trust

This April, non-profit organization Building Trust will host a Live Build Workshop in Laos, in partnership with the local Free the Bears Fund rescue centre. Participants are invited to work with the Laotian local community and Free the Bears staff to construct a design a sustainable merchandise store. It is envisioned that the store will allow Free the Bears to sell merchandise that will in turn fund their ongoing bear conservation projects in Laos and beyond. 

AD Classics: Fagus Factory / Walter Gropius + Adolf Meyer

07:00 - 28 March, 2015
AD Classics: Fagus Factory / Walter Gropius + Adolf Meyer, via Wikipedia Commons
via Wikipedia Commons

The Fagus Factory is one of the earliest built works of modern architecture, and the first project of Walter Gropius. The commission provided Gropius with the opportunity to put his revolutionary ideas into practice, and the stunning rectilinear volume with its primarily glazed façade would guide the course of Modernism through the coming decades.

© Flickr user martin © Flickr user martin © Flickr user martin © Flickr user martin +18

Mesh Temporary Bar / fala atelier

06:00 - 28 March, 2015
Mesh Temporary Bar / fala atelier, © Ana Luisa Soares, António Lopes
© Ana Luisa Soares, António Lopes

© Ana Luisa Soares, António Lopes © Ana Luisa Soares, António Lopes Model. Image  © Ana Luisa Soares, António Lopes +15

Vlassides Winery / Eraclis Papachristou Architects

03:00 - 28 March, 2015
Vlassides Winery / Eraclis Papachristou Architects, © Nikos Louka
© Nikos Louka

© Nikos Louka © Nikos Louka © Nikos Louka © Nikos Louka +18

Nisala Villa / Nath Rankothge & Associates

23:00 - 27 March, 2015
Nisala Villa / Nath Rankothge & Associates, © Ajantha Ranaweera
© Ajantha Ranaweera

© Ajantha Ranaweera © Ajantha Ranaweera © Ajantha Ranaweera © Ajantha Ranaweera +35

The Oeko-Center Administrative Building / STEINMETZDEMEYER

21:00 - 27 March, 2015
The Oeko-Center Administrative Building / STEINMETZDEMEYER, © Catherine Thiry
© Catherine Thiry

© Catherine Thiry © Catherine Thiry © Catherine Thiry © Catherine Thiry +28

OVO / Camilo Rebelo

21:00 - 27 March, 2015
OVO / Camilo Rebelo, © Office archive
© Office archive

© Office archive © Office archive © Office archive © Office archive +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fideris, Switzerland
  • Current room area

    20,8 sq.meters
  • Previous room area

    39,1 sq.meters
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Renovation in Durbuy / PIQUE

20:00 - 27 March, 2015
Renovation in Durbuy / PIQUE, © Peter Jahnke
© Peter Jahnke

© Peter Jahnke © Peter Jahnke © Peter Jahnke © Peter Jahnke +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Durbuy, Belgium
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Share Your Ideas for a Livable City with the Walking Visionaries Awards

19:00 - 27 March, 2015
Share Your Ideas for a Livable City with the Walking Visionaries Awards

Walk21 Vienna has launched its Walking Visionaries Awards, a challenge that invites people from around the globe to explore the many ways walking can be implemented into our daily lives to support sustainable and livable cities. Submit a solution now through April 30, 2015 for a chance to participate in the Walk21 Conference in Vienna, Austria in October 2015. 30 winners will receive a free ticket to the conference and given the chance to meet leading professionals and share their ideas with other visionaries through mediums such as lectures, round table discussions, and workshops. Additionally, the winners' solutions will be published in the conference documentation. Selected by both public opinion and a jury vote, winning submissions will be announced in June 2015. For more information or to submit an idea, visit walk21vienna.com.

Westport River House / RUHL WALKER Architects

18:00 - 27 March, 2015
Westport River House / RUHL WALKER Architects, © Peter Vanderwarker
© Peter Vanderwarker

© Nat Rea © Nat Rea © Peter Vanderwarker © Nat Rea +16

Images Released of Tadao Ando's First NYC Building

16:00 - 27 March, 2015
Images Released of Tadao Ando's First NYC Building, © Noë & Associates and The Boundary
© Noë & Associates and The Boundary

Tadao Ando has unveiled his first New York building. An “ultra-luxury” condominium project known as 152 Elizabeth Street, the 32,000-square-foot building will replace an existing parking lot with a concrete structure comprised of seven residences - all of which will be “treated as custom homes” and “individually configured.” 

“Part concrete, part jewel box, the building makes a strong yet quiet statement with a façade comprised of voluminous glass, galvanized steel and flanked by poured in-place concrete and a living green wall that rises the height of the building,” says the architects. The green wall, measuring 55-feet-high and 99-feet-wide and spanning the entire southern façade, is expected to be one of the largest in New York and will be designed by landscaping firm M. Paul Friedberg and Partners.

Veterinary Clinic Masans / domenig architekten

16:00 - 27 March, 2015
Veterinary Clinic Masans / domenig architekten, © Ingo Rasp
© Ingo Rasp

© Ingo Rasp © Ingo Rasp © Ingo Rasp © Ingo Rasp +12

Archiculture Interviews: Bill McDonough

14:00 - 27 March, 2015

"What I'm trying to look at is how do we make humans supportive of a natural world, in the way that the natural world is supportive of us?" In the latest installment of Arbuckle Industries' Archiculture interviews, architect, educator, environmentalist, and author Bill McDonough discusses some of the challenges and themes he has seen in our built environment. He focuses on environmentalism in architecture through the lens of carbon neutrality and the problems with that principle. He goes on to address some of his solutions, including a Cradle to Cradle design approach which changes the way environmental problems are tackled.

Emerson Process Management / HGA

14:00 - 27 March, 2015
Emerson Process Management / HGA, © Don Wong
© Don Wong

© Don Wong © Don Wong © Don Wong © Don Wong +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Eden Prairie, MN, United States
  • Principal in Charge

    Chuck Cappellin, PE, LEED AP
  • Design Principal

    Victor Pechaty, AIA
  • Project Team

    Dan Peterson; Matt Dunbar; Dave Kippen, AIA; Chris Willette; Dana Hlebichuk, AIA
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Rick Bell Resigns as AIANY's Executive Director

12:10 - 27 March, 2015
Rick Bell Resigns as AIANY's Executive Director, Courtesy of AIANY
Courtesy of AIANY

As reported by the Architect's Newspaper, AIANY and The Center for Architecture have released a joint statement announcing the resignation of Executive Director of the AIANY Rick Bell, effective immediately. Bell helped to lead the AIA's New York Chapter to a period of success, with significant growth during his tenure. The statement explains: