Cervantes Theater / Ensamble Studio

01:00 - 6 January, 2014
Cervantes Theater / Ensamble Studio, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Author of the project

    Antón García- Abril
  • Associate architect

    Elena Pérez, Alba Cortés
  • Area

    11500.0 m2
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Roland Halbe, Cortesia de Ensamble Studio

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe Courtesy of Ensamble Studio © Roland Halbe +40

School Group and Student Housing / Atelier Phileas

01:00 - 6 January, 2014
School Group and Student Housing / Atelier Phileas, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia
  • Architects

  • Location

    17th arrondissement of Paris, Paris, France
  • Landscape

    Sempervirens
  • General Contractor

    DUMEZ Île-de-France
  • Developer

    RIVP - ZAC Cardinet Chalabre
  • Area

    9064.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +24

The Indicator: Why 2013 was Denise Scott Brown’s Year

00:00 - 6 January, 2014
The Indicator: Why 2013 was Denise Scott Brown’s Year, Courtesy of Plataforma Arquitectura
Courtesy of Plataforma Arquitectura

A lot of things happened in 2013. Zaha was in the news about every other week. She was copied in China and then accused of designing a giant vagina in Qatar. Rem’s son is producing a documentary about his dad. We lost Prentice Women’s Hospital. We almost lost the American Folk Art Museum. There were a lot of stellar exhibitions and one that took things On the Road. It was the year of high-rise after high-rise, with Rem changing the game yet again by lifting the podium off the ground and sticking to his formal guns, refusing to indulge in curvy shapes. 

Things at Architecture for Humanity were shaken up with the departure of co-founders Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr. Resiliency became the new sustainability. China suddenly became defined less for its adventurous architecture and urbanism and more for its darker, smoggier flipside. My hometown, Los Angeles got a few more bike lanes, some big plans for its concrete river, plus a new Bloomberg-esque mayor with attendant sustainability tsar. There were people complaining about architecture and telling us why they left the profession. Kanye got attacked for daring to tell us why he likes architecture, and then architecture loved talking about Kanye for weeks on end until we just wanted architecture to shut up about Kanye. Poor Kanye. There are so many things we could say were key in 2013. It’s been a great year. And there were also a lot of fantastic buildings. 

Wang Shu's Partner Lu Wenyu: I Never Wanted a Pritzker

00:00 - 6 January, 2014
Wang Shu's Partner Lu Wenyu: I Never Wanted a Pritzker, Courtesy of www.ilgiornaledellarchitettura.com
Courtesy of www.ilgiornaledellarchitettura.com

In an interview with Spanish newspaper El País, Lu Wenyu defends her husband Wang Shu for solely receiving the Pritzker Prize in 2012. Despite the fact that the couple co-founded Amateur Architecture Studio and have worked side by side ever since, Wengyu maintains that her husband would have shared the Prize with her - she just didn't want it. 

Sign Up Now for Porto Academy 2014

00:00 - 6 January, 2014
Sign Up Now for Porto Academy 2014

For the second year in a row, Indexnewspaper will organize ‘Porto Academy’ at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP) in Portugal from the 21st to the 28th of July 2014.

Departments Of Law And Central Administration / CRAB Studio

01:00 - 6 January, 2014
Departments Of Law And Central Administration / CRAB Studio, © Ronald Kreimel
© Ronald Kreimel
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vienna, Austria
  • Architect in Charge

    Sir Peter Cook, Gavin Robotham
  • Design Team

    Prof. Sir Peter Cook, Gavin Robotham, Mark Bagguley, Stefan Lengen, Theresa Heinen
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Ronald Kreimel © Ronald Kreimel © Ronald Kreimel © Ronald Kreimel +38

Islington House / Neil Dusheiko Architects

01:00 - 6 January, 2014
Islington House / Neil Dusheiko Architects, © Dennis Gilbert
© Dennis Gilbert

© Dennis Gilbert © Neil Dusheiko Architects © Neil Dusheiko Architects © Dennis Gilbert +39

GM1 House / Giovanni Moreno Arquitectos

01:00 - 6 January, 2014
GM1 House / Giovanni Moreno Arquitectos, © Andrés Valbuena
© Andrés Valbuena

© Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena +20

Armagnac / Habiter Autrement + Ateliers Jean Nouvel

01:00 - 6 January, 2014
Armagnac / Habiter Autrement + Ateliers Jean Nouvel, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bordeaux, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Mia Hägg, Sandrine Forais, Jean Nouvel
  • Project Manager

    Sandrine Forais, Stéphane Allaire
  • Architectural Consultant

    Jean-Jacques Raynaud
  • Team Members

    Mathilde Jauvin, Aimée Lau, Félix Medina, Louis Mangin, Nicolas Métro, Marcel Züger
  • Area

    5418.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +15

Hiiu Lõvi (HIIU) / Alver Arhitektid

01:00 - 6 January, 2014
Hiiu Lõvi (HIIU) / Alver Arhitektid, Courtesy of Alver Arhitektid
Courtesy of Alver Arhitektid
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tallinn, Estonia
  • Design Team

    Andres Alver, Tarmo Laht, Indrek Rünkla, Ulla Saar, Sven Koppel
  • Interior

    Iseasi (Edina Dufala-Pärn, Martin Pärn)
  • Area

    8500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Alver Arhitektid, Kaido Haagen

Courtesy of Alver Arhitektid Courtesy of Alver Arhitektid Courtesy of Alver Arhitektid © Kaido Haagen +27

Business Garden Warszawa Hotel / Studio Fuksas

01:00 - 6 January, 2014
Business Garden Warszawa Hotel / Studio Fuksas, © Piotr Krajewski
© Piotr Krajewski
  • Architects

  • Location

    Żwirki i Wigury, Warsaw, Poland
  • General Project

    JSK Architekci
  • Area

    14926.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Piotr Krajewski © Piotr Krajewski © Piotr Krajewski © Piotr Krajewski +26

Campus Roskilde / Henning Larsen Architects

01:00 - 6 January, 2014
© Peter Jarvard
© Peter Jarvard

© Kontraframe © Peter Jarvard © Thorbjorn Hansen © Kontraframe +25

Polyphonic / Jun Igarashi Architects

01:00 - 5 January, 2014
Polyphonic / Jun Igarashi Architects, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano +19

How We Can Design a Better System Through "Ethical Hacking"

00:00 - 5 January, 2014
How We Can Design a Better System Through "Ethical Hacking", Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner at BIG and Ida Auken, The Danish Minister of the Environment, both see a great potential in having design making sustainability desirable. Image © Lan Nguyen
Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner at BIG and Ida Auken, The Danish Minister of the Environment, both see a great potential in having design making sustainability desirable. Image © Lan Nguyen

In this article, originally posted on Grasp as "We Are All Ethical Hackers!", Kasper Worm-Petersen demonstrates how design has the ability to make the abstract tangible and create desirable activities. When that ability is used to promote sustainability and improve the state of the world great things happen and we all get a chance to become ethical hackers.

There are enough big issues to tackle in the world today. The financial crisis and the climate crisis seem almost insurmountable. And as our old habits are keeping us from adapting to the new circumstances there is a need for viable alternatives to our current way of living. At the Design for Smart Growth event held by the Global Agenda Council on Design and Innovation some interesting and promising solutions were presented. And they all had design as a key component.

The Danish Minister of the Environment Ida Auken set the scene when she discussed her engagement in environmental policies, “I was so frustrated with the image of environmental policies. That green was someone who hated life... I really want to flip it around and see how we can get people to actually want to live in a sustainable way. How can we make them desire it? And that is where designers come in. It is as easy as that.”

Read on to find out how we can be "ethical hackers" after the break.

Jinan Vanke Marketing Center / Tsushima Design Studio

01:00 - 5 January, 2014
Jinan Vanke Marketing Center / Tsushima Design Studio , © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +16

TimeLAX: A Time-Lapse Video Series of Los Angeles

00:00 - 5 January, 2014

TimeLAX travels across the sprawled city of Los Angeles, connecting some of the city’s most iconic landmarks - Disney Concert Hall, the Griffith Observatory and John Ferraro Building - with over 200 locations that reveal the true essence of the city’s fabric. 

Part 2, after the break. 

Center for Interpretation of The Battle of Atoleiros / Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos + Oficina Ideias em Linha

01:00 - 5 January, 2014
Center for Interpretation of The Battle of Atoleiros / Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos + Oficina Ideias em Linha, © FG + SG
© FG + SG

© FG + SG © FG + SG © FG + SG © FG + SG +21

house LKS / P8 architecten

01:00 - 4 January, 2014
house LKS / P8 architecten, © Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

© Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans +20