Mannheim Water Treatment Works / Motorplan Architektur + Stadtplanung

01:00 - 25 January, 2014
Mannheim Water Treatment Works / Motorplan Architektur + Stadtplanung, © Oli Hege
© Oli Hege
  • Architects

  • Location

    Käfertaler Straße 265, 68167 Mannheim, Germany
  • Project Team

    Bernhard Wondra, Architect BDA; Stefan Trosdorf, Architect; Jacqueline Schmidt, Architect; Goran Medan, Architect; Urs Löffelhardt, Architect BDA; Paul Heemskerk, Dipl Ing; Irina Fedjukina, B.A.; Evgenia Neufeld, B.A.; Melanie Schenkel, B.A.
  • DEVELOPER

    Eigenbetrieb Stadtentwässerung Mannheim
  • Area

    3060.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Oli Hege © Oli Hege © Oli Hege © Oli Hege +16

LEMVIG Skatepark / EFFEKT

01:00 - 25 January, 2014
LEMVIG Skatepark / EFFEKT, Courtesy of EFFEKT
Courtesy of EFFEKT
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lemvig, Denmark
  • Area

    2200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of EFFEKT

Courtesy of EFFEKT Courtesy of EFFEKT Courtesy of EFFEKT Courtesy of EFFEKT +28

Competition Entry: Russian Pavilion (Milan Expo 2015) / Architects of Invention

01:00 - 25 January, 2014
Competition Entry: Russian Pavilion (Milan Expo 2015) / Architects of Invention, Courtesy of Architects of Invention
Courtesy of Architects of Invention

London-Moscow-Tbilisi-based practice Architects of Invention has completed a proposal for the Russian Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo as a part of the Expo’s Herzog  & de Meuron-designed masterplan. Designed to evoke the connotation that Russia is one of the biggest agriculture exporters in the world, the pavilion “Russia: The Fields of Growth” will contribute to the Expo’s theme of “Feeding the Planet”, and at the same time introduce a dynamic and powerful image of the modern Russia that originates in the country’s great past.

Hera 24 / DMP Arquitectura

01:00 - 25 January, 2014
Hera 24 / DMP Arquitectura, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Federal District, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Carlos Díaz Delgado, Carlos Díaz San Pedro y Sofia Benitez
  • Project Area

    1620.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Onnis Luque

PLASMA Studio Wins Competition to Relocate and Enhance Italian Railway Station

01:00 - 25 January, 2014
PLASMA Studio Wins Competition to Relocate and Enhance Italian Railway Station, Render. Image Courtesy of Groundlab
Render. Image Courtesy of Groundlab

PLASMA Studio, in collaboration with Groundlab, won first prize in an international competition to masterplan the relocation of the Innichen/San Candido train station in North Italy. The project, now under construction, forms a new "Mobile Centre" that integrates a new public plaza, skate park, youth centre and more into a streamlined rail station that enhances connectivity throughout the town. 

More information, after the break...

Construction Story: Carlos Arnaiz Discusses the Church of 100 Walls

00:00 - 25 January, 2014

When commissioned to design a church in Cebu, the oldest urban center of the Philippines, Carlos Arnaiz of CAZA hoped to create a “scared place that embodied the contemporary search for meaning.” Inspired by the world’s diversity, Arnaiz, together with his colleagues, envisioned the Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod, the “Church of 100 Walls.” Symbolic of “commonality and difference,” the church represents the many paths one may take through life and invites visitors to explore its many, distinct spaces made up of 100, uniquely-sized walls. 

Has Cycling Hit A Speed Bump?

00:00 - 25 January, 2014
Has Cycling Hit A Speed Bump?, The Skycycle proposal by Foster + Partners and Space Syntax. Image © Foster + Partners
The Skycycle proposal by Foster + Partners and Space Syntax. Image © Foster + Partners

There are few recent trends in urbanism that have received such widespread support as cycling: many consider cycling the best way for cities to reduce congestion and pollution, make cities more dense and vibrant, and increase the activity and therefore health of citizens. Thus, it's no surprise a number of schemes have been proposed worldwide to promote cycling as an attractive way to get around.

However, recently it seems that many cycling schemes are running into bumpy ground. Read on to find out more.

Villa 153 / ISV Architects

01:00 - 25 January, 2014
Villa 153  / ISV Architects, © Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kifisia, Greece
  • Design Principal

    Alexander Van Gilder
  • Project Architect

    Daniela Stankovic
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali +10

Vegamar Seleccion Wine Shop / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
Vegamar Seleccion Wine Shop / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, © Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer de Colón, Valencia, Spain
  • Principal In Charge

    Fran Silvestre
  • Collaborator Architect

    Jordi Martínez, Ángel Fito
  • Interior Design

    Alfaro Hofmann
  • Area

    123.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo +13

Richard Rogers to Design Two New Stadiums for Hugo Chávez Park

00:00 - 24 January, 2014
Richard Rogers to Design Two New Stadiums for Hugo Chávez Park, The proposed football stadium. Image Courtesy of the municipality of Caracas
The proposed football stadium. Image Courtesy of the municipality of Caracas

On January 17th, the mayor of Caracas, Jorge Rodriguez, and British architect Richard Rogers signed a contract that confirms Rogers will oversee the design and construction of two new stadiums within "Hugo Chavez" Park. Both stadiums should be completed by 2015.

The 200-hectare "Hugo Chavez" Park will be located around the race course La Rinconada and the Museum Alejandro Otero (MAO). The project, which began in April 2013, includes the construction of a football stadium with capacity for 50,000 people and a baseball stadium with capacity for 45,000, plus a multipurpose gym and the new headquarters of the Bolivarian University of Venezuela. 

San Joaquin Valley Residence / Aidlin Darling Design

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
San Joaquin Valley Residence / Aidlin Darling Design, © Matthew Millman
© Matthew Millman

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The Architecture of Alfred Hitchcock

00:00 - 24 January, 2014
The Architecture of Alfred Hitchcock, Hitchcock on the set of Rope, with actors Jimmy Steward, John Dall, and Farley Granger. Image Courtesy of nai010 publishers
Hitchcock on the set of Rope, with actors Jimmy Steward, John Dall, and Farley Granger. Image Courtesy of nai010 publishers

Originally appearing in Metropolis Magazine as "Hitchcock and the Architecture of Suspense," this article by Samuel Medina reviews Steven Jacobs' book The Wrong House: The Architecture of Alfred Hitchcock, which uses expert analysis and reconstructed floor plans to examine how the master created suspense with his sets.

In the films of Alfred Hitchcock, things happen, but the events that gave rise to them are easily forgotten. You quickly forget how A leads to B or, say, by what elaborate means Roger Thornhill ends up at Mt. Rushmore in North by Northwest. But as the French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard observed, the Hitchcockian cinema compels not with story, but with images—the open-palmed hand reaching for the door, the simulated fall down the staircase, the whorling retreat of the camera from a dead woman’s face. These stark snippets imbue the films with their uncanny allure and imprint themselves in the mind of the spectator much more effectively than any of the master’s convoluted plots.

Read on for more on the role architecture plays in Hitchcock's films

ØSS 5 – Ørestad Housing / Mangor & Nagel A/S

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
ØSS 5 – Ørestad Housing / Mangor & Nagel A/S, © Tom Jersøe
© Tom Jersøe

© Tom Jersøe © Tom Jersøe © Tom Jersøe © Tom Jersøe +18

The Beaver Barracks Community Housing / Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
© Doublespace Photography
© Doublespace Photography

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Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s Student Residence Hall / ADD Inc.

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s Student Residence Hall / ADD Inc., © Chuck Choi
© Chuck Choi

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Garden library / Mjölk architekti

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
Garden library / Mjölk architekti, © Barbora Kuklíková
© Barbora Kuklíková

© Barbora Kuklíková © Barbora Kuklíková © Barbora Kuklíková © Barbora Kuklíková +16

House VDV / Graux & Baeyens Architects

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
House VDV / Graux & Baeyens Architects, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +20

FHE Headquarters / MGS - Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira + Associados

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
FHE Headquarters / MGS - Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira + Associados, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasilia - Federal District, Brazil
  • Associate Architects

    Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira + Associados
  • Project Area

    27630.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photography

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +53