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Topfer Theatre at ZACH / Andersson Wise Architects

02:00 - 27 February, 2014
Topfer Theatre at ZACH / Andersson Wise Architects, © Andrew Pogue
© Andrew Pogue

© Andrew Pogue © Andrew Pogue © Andrew Pogue © Andrew Pogue +24

Wolf D. Prix on Raimund Abraham: Visions in Exile or: Before we were so rudely interrupted

00:00 - 27 February, 2014
Wolf D. Prix on Raimund Abraham: Visions in Exile or: Before we were so rudely interrupted, © Tomas Riehle / Arturimages
© Tomas Riehle / Arturimages

In the early years of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, Raimund Abraham was a role model - later on a friend. On the occasion of the Austrian government "Staatspreis" awarded to Raimund Abraham, Wolf D. Prix held the speech of honor, and characterized him as one of the main representatives of the Austrian architectural approach of celebrating space.  

Russian Character International Architecture Competition

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
Russian Character International Architecture Competition

The Morton Group announces the "Russian Character" International Architecture Competition to develop the concept for a Culture & Education Center.

Competition Entry: Moscow’s National Centre for Contemporary Arts / WAI Think Tank

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
Competition Entry: Moscow’s National Centre for Contemporary Arts / WAI Think Tank, Light Performance. Image Courtesy of WAI Think Tank
Light Performance. Image Courtesy of WAI Think Tank

Reaching the second stage of the international competition to design Russia’s National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA)which was won by Heneghan Peng Architects, WAI Think Tank put forth a proposal that projects the NCCA as not just a center "for the creation, study, and support of contemporary art in Russia" but also "a building as manifesto." WAI Think Tank focused on giving a flexible autonomy to the enclosed and external spaces, designing the galleries as extensions of the city, in an attempt to design "the first archetype of Museum as City." 

Exhibition Hall: Kapoor. Image Courtesy of WAI Think Tank Children's Educational Centre. Image Courtesy of WAI Think Tank Creative Residence. Image Courtesy of WAI Think Tank Exhibition Gallery: Paintings. Image Courtesy of WAI Think Tank +25

Mozilla YVR / HCMA Architecture + Design

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
Mozilla YVR / HCMA Architecture + Design, Courtesy of HCMA Architecture + Design
Courtesy of HCMA Architecture + Design

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Float House / Pitsou Kedem Architects

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
Float House / Pitsou Kedem Architects, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Design Team

    Pitsou Kedem, Raz Melamed, Irene Goldberg
  • Site Area

    2000 sqm
  • Area

    550.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +29

Sauna Huginn & Muninn / AtelierFORTE

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
Sauna Huginn & Muninn / AtelierFORTE, Courtesy of AtelierFORTE
Courtesy of AtelierFORTE

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House For Seven People / mnm

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
© Sadao Hotta
© Sadao Hotta
  • Architects

  • Location

    Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Mio Tsuneyama, Madeleine Kessler
  • Area

    78.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Morinaka Yasuaki © Sadao Hotta © Morinaka Yasuaki © Sadao Hotta +21

Sign the Petition: Award All US Federal Projects via Open Competition

00:00 - 27 February, 2014
Sign the Petition: Award All US Federal Projects via Open Competition, The White House. Image © Karissa Rosenfield
The White House. Image © Karissa Rosenfield

A public petition that the design of new Federal building projects be awarded by open architectural competition has been submitted to the White House’s “We The People” website for consideration by the Obama Administration. The appeal proposes to give young architects greater access to the building market and needs 100,000 votes by March 24th to qualify for a response from the Oval Office. Sign the petition here

Punto Surf / Elías Rizo Arquitectos

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
Punto Surf / Elías Rizo Arquitectos, © Marcos García
© Marcos García
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zapopan, JAL, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Elías Rizo Suárez, Alejandro Rizo Suárez
  • Project Area

    1216.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

© Marcos García © Marcos García © Marcos García © Marcos García +19

Viljandi State High School / Salto AB

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
Viljandi State High School / Salto AB, Courtesy of Karli Luik
Courtesy of Karli Luik
  • Architects

  • Location

    Viljandi, Viljandi County, Estonia
  • Design Team

    Maarja Kask, Karli Luik, Ralf Lõoke, Andro Mänd, Margus Tamm, Eva Laarmann
  • Competition Team

    Maarja Kask, Karli Luik, Ralf Lõoke
  • Area

    5900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Karli Luik

Courtesy of Karli Luik Courtesy of Karli Luik Courtesy of Karli Luik Courtesy of Karli Luik +24

Landlust ‘Care Farm’ / Architectenbureau K2

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
Landlust ‘Care Farm’  / Architectenbureau K2, Courtesy of Architectenbureau K2
Courtesy of Architectenbureau K2
  • Architects

  • Location

    Diemen, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Jan-Richard Kikkert, Judith Korpershoek, Peik Li Pang, Surya Steijlen
  • Area

    2175.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Architectenbureau K2

Courtesy of Architectenbureau K2 Courtesy of Architectenbureau K2 Courtesy of Architectenbureau K2 Courtesy of Architectenbureau K2 +24

Weill Cornell Medical College Belfer Research Building / Todd Schliemann | Ennead Architects

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
Weill Cornell Medical College Belfer Research Building / Todd Schliemann | Ennead Architects, © Jeff Goldberg/Esto
© Jeff Goldberg/Esto
  • Architects

  • Location

    413 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021, USA
  • Design Partner

    Todd Schliemann
  • Management Partner

    Duncan Hazard
  • Project Manager

    Lois Mate
  • Project Architect

    Craig McIlhenny
  • Project Team

    Elizabeth Arnaiz, John Barrett, Matt Bissen, Barrett Brown, Colin Davis, Margaret Gorman, Frank Guittard, Katherine Huber, John Jordan, Zubair Kazi, Paul Keene, Stephen Kim, Whasook Lee, Apichat Leungchaikul, Christopher Lewis, James Macho, Nathan MaRae, Dona Orozova, Charmian Place, Graeme Reed, Allison Reeves, Patricia Salas, Adam Sheraden, Paul Stanbridge, Margaret Tyrpa, Marcela Villarroel, Ted Wagner
  • Area

    480000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Jeff Goldberg/Esto © Jeff Goldberg/Esto © Jeff Goldberg/Esto © Jeff Goldberg/Esto +26

How to Design Out Democracy from Your City (A Dictator's Guide)

00:00 - 27 February, 2014
How to Design Out Democracy from Your City (A Dictator's Guide), Tahrir Square during the Egyptian revolution of 2011. Image
Tahrir Square during the Egyptian revolution of 2011. Image

In this tongue-in-cheek "Dictator's Guide to Urban Planning", the Atlantic explores the various ways that public spaces, and cities as a whole, have been used to suppress uprisings and bolster the control of authoritarian governments. Covering everything from Baron Haussmann's 19th Century Paris to the recent revolution in the Ukraine, the article reveals the fundamental relationship between public space and democracy. You can read the full article here.

Winner for the Çanakkale Antenna Tower Competition Revealed

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
Winner for the Çanakkale Antenna Tower Competition Revealed, © MIR
© MIR

Beating out an impressive shortlist of architectural heavyweights, including Sou Fujimoto ArchitectsSnøhetta, and FR-EE/Fernando Romero EnterpriseIND [Inter.National.Design] + Powerhouse Company, in collaboration with ABT, have won the Çanakkale Antenna Tower Competition to design a 100-meter Observation and Broadcast Tower for the historic city of Çanakkale in western Turkey.The tower will be completed in 2015, in time for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Galipoli.

Interestingly, this is the second design for an "iconic" antenna tower we've seen this month; you can check out Smiljan Radic's winning design for the antenna tower that will alter the skyline of Santiago, Chile here. And read after the break for IND + Powerhouse Company's description of their winning design.

100 Walls Church / CAZA

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
100 Walls Church / CAZA, ©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cebu City, Philippines
  • Area

    8924.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan +14

A Vision for a Self-Reliant New York

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
A Vision for a Self-Reliant New York, Street view of Amsterdam Ave. in northern Manhattan featuring a mix of traditional and advanced agricultural growing techniques. Image Courtesy of Terreform
Street view of Amsterdam Ave. in northern Manhattan featuring a mix of traditional and advanced agricultural growing techniques. Image Courtesy of Terreform

"In an era of incompetent nation states and predatory transnationals, we must ratchet up local self-reliance, and the most logical increment of organisation (and resistance) is the city." This is how Michael Sorkin, writing in Aeon Magazine, explains his hypothetical plan to radically change the landscape of New York City, bringing a green landscape and urban farming into the former concrete jungle.

The plan, called "New York City (Steady) State", produced over six years by Sorkin's Terreform Research Group, is not designed simply for aesthetic pleasure; it's not even an attempt to make the city more sustainable (although sustainability is the key motivation behind the project). The project is in fact a "thought-experiment" to design a version of New York that is completely self reliant, creating its own food, energy and everything else within its own borders.

Read on after the break to find out how New York could achieve self-reliance

Exterior rendering of a vertical tower designed specifically for meat production. Image Courtesy of Terreform Aerial view of the South Bronx and Manhattan, Master Plan B. Image Courtesy of Terreform Bird’s-eye view of Midtown Manhattan’s neighborhood food hubs in New York City (Steady) State. Image Courtesy of Terreform New York City (Steady) State, Master Plan B. Image Courtesy of Terreform +24

Bamboo Micro Housing Proposal / AFFECT-T

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
Bamboo Micro Housing Proposal / AFFECT-T, Courtesy of AFFECT-T
Courtesy of AFFECT-T
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hong Kong
  • Architect in Charge

    Luke Hayes
  • Area

    15.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of AFFECT-T

Courtesy of AFFECT-T Courtesy of AFFECT-T Courtesy of AFFECT-T Courtesy of AFFECT-T +25