La Perla / RAS Arquitectos

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
La Perla / RAS Arquitectos, © Sara Baeza
© Sara Baeza
  • Architects

  • Location

    03295 Perleta, Alicante, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Prócoro Del Real, Antoni Baile
  • Collaborators

    Maribel Monllor, Sara Baeza, Francisco Baeza, Ana García Navarro y Antonio Durá Sempere
  • Project Area

    56.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Sara Baeza

© Sara Baeza © Sara Baeza © Sara Baeza © Sara Baeza +10

The Guardian Launches Guardian Cities

00:00 - 29 January, 2014
The Guardian Launches Guardian Cities, View of New York. Image © Flickr CC User Chris Chabot
View of New York. Image © Flickr CC User Chris Chabot

Earlier this week, the Guardian launched its new Cities website, which - as discussed by Oliver Wainwright in his opening article will be "an open platform for critical discussion and debate about the issues facing the world's metropolitan centres". In this introduction, Wainwright offers a fast-paced rundown of some of the major challenges facing cities, from technology to transport, housing to high streets, and economic to environmental disasters. You can read his full article here.

Woodlands Community Garden Shed / Brendan Callander + Jason Pielak + Stella Cheung-Boyland

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
Woodlands Community Garden Shed / Brendan Callander + Jason Pielak  + Stella Cheung-Boyland, © Dave Delnea Images
© Dave Delnea Images

© Dave Delnea Images © Dave Delnea Images © Dave Delnea Images © Dave Delnea Images +10

Cottage in Tsumari / Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
Cottage in Tsumari /  Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects, © Koji Fujii
© Koji Fujii

© Koji Fujii © Koji Fujii © Koji Fujii © Koji Fujii +33

Tesistan Warehouse / CoA arquitectura + Estudio Macias Peredo

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
Tesistan Warehouse / CoA arquitectura + Estudio Macias Peredo, © Daniel Robles
© Daniel Robles
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zapopan, JAL, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina, Salvador Macías Corona, Magui Peredo
  • Constructor

    Luis Rubén Gutiérrez Espinosa, Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina, Salvador Macías Corona
  • Collaborators

    Mariana Orozco, Hector Covarrubias
  • Area

    2540.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Daniel Robles © Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina © Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina © Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina +14

Suzhou SND District Urban Planning Exhibition Hall / BDP

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
Suzhou SND District Urban Planning Exhibition Hall / BDP , © Marco Jacobs
© Marco Jacobs
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jiangsu, China
  • Area

    12000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Marco Jacobs © Marco Jacobs © Marco Jacobs © Marco Jacobs +12

North Atlantic House / Cornelius + Vöge

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
North Atlantic House / Cornelius + Vöge , © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk +24

Richard Meier Unveils 180-Meter Tower Development in Mexico

01:00 - 28 January, 2014
Richard Meier Unveils 180-Meter Tower Development in Mexico, Reforma Towers. Image Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners
Reforma Towers. Image Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners

Richard Meier & Partners has unveiled the “Reforma Towers,” a 40-story, mixed use development planned for Mexico City’s historic Paseo de la Reforma. Comprised of two high-rise towers, clad in Meier’s signature white concrete, the new development will bring high end office, hotel, and retail space, as well as restaurants and a fitness center to the city’s distinguished Boulevard upon completion in 2015. 

Grenelle, 35 Logements / Peripheriques Architectes

01:00 - 28 January, 2014
Grenelle, 35 Logements / Peripheriques Architectes, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Peripheriques Architectes +29

VLL House / LLOSA CORTEGANA

01:00 - 28 January, 2014
VLL House / LLOSA CORTEGANA, Courtesy of  LLOSA CORTEGANA
Courtesy of LLOSA CORTEGANA

Courtesy of  LLOSA CORTEGANA Courtesy of  LLOSA CORTEGANA Courtesy of  LLOSA CORTEGANA Courtesy of  LLOSA CORTEGANA +20

Interview with Vicente Guallart, Chief Architect of Barcelona

00:00 - 28 January, 2014
Interview with Vicente Guallart, Chief Architect of Barcelona, © Ewa Szymczyk
© Ewa Szymczyk

In the following article, originally published in Polish in theDecember 2013 issue of A&B, Ewa Szymczyk interviews Vicente Guallart, the Chief Architect of Barcelona since 2011 as well as the founder of Guallart Architects and IAAC (Institute of Advanced Architecture in Catalunya). Szymczyk questions Guallart about his experience in urban design, asking: how can you measure a city's success?

Ewa Szymczyk: When measuring the contemporary city’s success we typically use economic measures. In this sense Barcelona ranks very high, being a top tourist destination and managing its budget in times of global crisis. But there are many other ways to measure its success. What in your opinion makes a city a good city? Isn’t it much more than economic prosperity?

Vincente Guallart: A good city is a place where the citizens live well. So the best measure for a good city is how the citizens live. The truth is that the city is a physical representation of a social agreement. If you think for instance about Phoenix in Arizona, maybe people live there the way they want and the way they like to live. Obviously there are also questions related to cost. I mean, questions related to environmental and economic costs. Therefore the cost of a city like Phoenix is very different from the cost of a city like Hong Kong, which is the densest city and probably the most efficient urban structure in the world. So the question is the economic efficiency and also the quality of life of the citizens. And the best way to know is to ask citizens how happy they are to live in a place like this. The truth is that if you are a citizen of Barcelona you are quite happy. We have been evaluating this over the past few years and the average rating is seven out of ten. So that is in general very good! The people are proud to live in a place like this.

Avilés-Ramos Residence / Ceres A+D

01:00 - 28 January, 2014
Avilés-Ramos Residence / Ceres A+D, © Luis Ceres Ruiz
© Luis Ceres Ruiz
  • Architects

  • Location

    Camino Cubillas, 18220 Albolote, Granada, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Luis Ceres Ruiz
  • Collaborators

    Isidoro García Ávila, Genoveva Avilés baca
  • Area

    352.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Luis Ceres Ruiz © Luis Ceres Ruiz © Luis Ceres Ruiz © Luis Ceres Ruiz +19

Camí Dels Corrals Urban Development / Santamaría Arquitectes

01:00 - 28 January, 2014
Camí Dels Corrals Urban Development / Santamaría Arquitectes, © Francesc Rubí
© Francesc Rubí

© Francesc Rubí © Francesc Rubí © Francesc Rubí © Francesc Rubí +17

The School of Koolhaas

00:00 - 28 January, 2014
The School of Koolhaas, For the recent Axel Springer SE Media Campus in Berlin, OMA's proposal (shown) is up against designs by two of OMA's past employees.. Image Courtesy of Axel Springer SE
For the recent Axel Springer SE Media Campus in Berlin, OMA's proposal (shown) is up against designs by two of OMA's past employees.. Image Courtesy of Axel Springer SE

It is difficult to even imagine an architectural practice more influential than OMA. Not only has Koolhaas' practice completed high-profile buildings worldwide, but it has also been the incubator for some of the world's most famous architects, with many striking out alone after a period working under Rem. This article in the Wall Street Journal profiles some of the latest crop of "graduates", including Bjarke Ingels and Ole Scheeren, who have founded their own practices in the last decade and are now acting as some of OMA's biggest competitors. You can read the full article here.

Venice Biennale 2014: New Zealand Focuses First Entry on Pacific-Style Architecture

00:00 - 28 January, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: New Zealand Focuses First Entry on Pacific-Style Architecture, Auckland Art Gallery / FJMT + Archimedia. Image © John Gollings
Auckland Art Gallery / FJMT + Archimedia. Image © John Gollings

New Zealand has appointed Auckland architect David Mitchell to serve as creative director and lead the country’s first participation at the 2014 Venice Biennale. Bridging from Rem Koolhaas' theme, "Fundamentals", Mitchell plans to exhibit New Zealand’s tradition of pacific-style architecture and light timber construction through a series of models. 

“We’re going to show off some of the most unsung architecture in the world, our Pacific architecture,” described Mitchell. “It’s an architecture made out of poles, beams and panels and not out of heaps of rocks, bricks and tiles.”

VILLA 154 / ISV Architects

01:00 - 28 January, 2014
© Anargyros Mougiakos
© Anargyros Mougiakos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ekali, Greece
  • Design Principal

    Babis Ioannou
  • Project Architect

    Anargyros Mougiakos
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Anargyros Mougiakos © Anargyros Mougiakos © Anargyros Mougiakos © Anargyros Mougiakos +14

Glamping for Glampers / ArchiWorkshop

01:00 - 28 January, 2014
Glamping for Glampers / ArchiWorkshop, © June Young Lim
© June Young Lim
  • Architects

  • Location

    32 Buan-ri, Danwol-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Project Architects

    Hee-Jun Sim, Su-Jeong Park
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© June Young Lim © June Young Lim © June Young Lim © June Young Lim +18

Center for High Yield - Rowing Pocinho / Alvaro Fernandes Andrade

01:00 - 28 January, 2014
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal
  • Architectural Coordination

    spacialAR-TE - Arqto. Alvaro Andrade Fernandes
  • Process Manager

    mpt, Lda. - Eng. Paula Teles
  • Architectural Colaborators

    Aqta. Ana Rute Costa, Arqto.André Bevilacqua, Arqto. Marcelo Altieri e Arqta. Daniela Teixeira ,Arqto. Daniel Geada, Arqto. Luís Romero, Arqto. Nilton Marques e Arqta. Paula Cicuto
  • Area

    8000.0 m2
  • Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +132