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Lightbox / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

12:00 - 27 April, 2015
Lightbox / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, © Nic Lehoux Photography
© Nic Lehoux Photography

© Nic Lehoux Photography © Nic Lehoux Photography © Nic Lehoux Photography © Nic Lehoux Photography + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Point Roberts, United States
  • Principal

    Peter Bohlin, FAIA, Robert Miller, FAIA
  • Project Manager

    Jeremy Evard, AIA, Associate
  • Project Team

    Patricia Flores, Kyle Phillips
  • Area

    1560.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Why 2015's Most Important Design In Architecture Isn't A Building, But A New York Times Article

10:30 - 27 April, 2015

Looking towards the uppermost floors of the new Whitney Museum of American Art, thick clouds roll diagonally across the sky behind. Reflected in the ample window of the museum’s main gallery they dash in a different direction, while the building’s white facade flashes light and dark in response to the changing light conditions. Superimposed over this scene, bold all-caps lettering pronounces the title of an article: the simple but dramatic “A New Whitney.”

This is the sight that greeted readers of Michael Kimmelman’s review of the Whitney in The New York Times last Sunday. Scroll down just a little, and the first thing you encounter is a list of credits: Jeremy Ashkenas and Alicia Desantis produced the article; graphics were contributed by Mika Gröndahl, Yuliya Parshina-Kottas and Graham Roberts; and videos by Damon Winter (the editor behind the entire endeavor, Mary Suh, is not mentioned).

Before even reading the article’s opening words, one thing is clear: this is not your average building review. As a matter of fact, it might even be the most important article in recent architectural memory.

House Refurbishment in Baralla / OLAestudio

10:00 - 27 April, 2015
House Refurbishment in  Baralla / OLAestudio, © Héctor Santos-Diez
© Héctor Santos-Diez

© Héctor Santos-Diez © Héctor Santos-Diez © Héctor Santos-Diez © Héctor Santos-Diez + 17

AD Classics: German Pavilion, Expo '67 / Frei Otto and Rolf Gutbrod

07:00 - 27 April, 2015
AD Classics: German Pavilion, Expo '67 / Frei Otto and Rolf Gutbrod, © Frei Otto
© Frei Otto

The pivotal turning point in the late Frei Otto’s career – capped by last month’s Pritzker announcement – came nearly fifty years ago at the Expo ’67 World’s Fair in Montreal, Quebec. In collaboration with architect Rolf Gutbrod, Otto was responsible for the exhibition pavilion of the Federal Republic of Germany, a tensile canopy structure that brought his experiments in lightweight architecture to the international stage for the first time. Together with Fuller’s Biosphere and Safdie’s Habitat 67, the German Pavilion was part of the Expo’s late-modern demonstration of the potential of technology, pre-fabrication, and mass production to generate a new humanitarian direction for architecture. This remarkable collection at the Expo was both the zenith of modern meliorism and its tragic swan song; never since has the world seen such a singularly hopeful display of innovative architecture.

Form-finding study model. Image © Frei Otto Inside the German Pavilion during Expo '67. Image © Frei Otto © Frei Otto Nighttime inverted the flow of light through the canopy wells. Image © Frei Otto + 5

The Mill / WT Architecture

06:00 - 27 April, 2015
The Mill / WT Architecture, © Andrew Lee
© Andrew Lee

© Andrew Lee © Andrew Lee Courtesy of Wil Tunnell © Andrew Lee + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
  • Area

    150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

RIBA Future Trends Survey Reveals A "Healthy Uplift"

05:00 - 27 April, 2015
RIBA Future Trends Survey Reveals A "Healthy Uplift", Courtesy of RIBA
Courtesy of RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)’s Future Trends Survey for March 2015 has "bounced back strongly" in comparison to February, as the workload index rose to +36 from +26 last month. Private housing and the commercial sector remains strong, while uncertainty still surrounds forecasts in the public sector. Workload forecast balance figures have remained high, the highest numbers being reported from practices in London (+42) and in the south of England (+39). In addition, large and medium sized practices have reported confidence about staffing levels, while small practices remain "more circumspect."

Sardinera House / Ramón Esteve

04:00 - 27 April, 2015
Sardinera House  / Ramón Esteve, © Mariela Apollonio
© Mariela Apollonio

© Mariela Apollonio  © Mariela Apollonio  © Mariela Apollonio  © Mariela Apollonio  + 28

Machado de Castro National Museum Refurbishment / Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos

03:00 - 27 April, 2015
Machado de Castro National Museum Refurbishment / Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos, © Duccio Malagamba
© Duccio Malagamba

© Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba + 17

30m2 Flat in Paris / Richard Guilbault

21:00 - 26 April, 2015
30m2 Flat in Paris / Richard Guilbault, © Meero
© Meero

© Meero © Meero © Meero © Meero + 18

Fantastic Cities: A Coloring Book of Real and Imagined Cities From Around the World

17:00 - 26 April, 2015
Fantastic Cities: A Coloring Book of Real and Imagined Cities From Around the World, via Steve McDonald
via Steve McDonald

Canadian artist Steve McDonald has released "Fantastic Cities," an illustrated coloring book featuring 60 cities from around the world. From Paris to New York, Tokyo to Istanbul, the illustrations will take any architect or urban planner back to childhood times. 

The book, with 48 full-view pages of real and imaginary places, is on sale Amazon and Chronicle Books. Take a look inside, after the break. 

Daniel Libeskind's "Future Flowers" Represent Oikos at Milan Design Week

15:00 - 26 April, 2015
Daniel Libeskind's "Future Flowers" Represent Oikos at Milan Design Week, Courtesy of Oikos
Courtesy of Oikos

Daniel Libeskind, together with Italian paint company Oikos, has transformed the Università Statale’s Pharmacy Courtyard into a garden of "Future Flowers" as part of the 2015 Milan Design Week. On view through May 24, the installation was inspired by one of Libeskind’s "Chamberwork" drawings. It features a series of intersecting red metal "blades" that represent a collection of Oikos paints developed by Libeskind. 

Genoves Park's Lookout and Protection Building / José Luis Bezos Alonso

14:00 - 26 April, 2015
Genoves Park's Lookout and Protection Building / José Luis Bezos Alonso, Courtesy of José Luis Bezos Alonso
Courtesy of José Luis Bezos Alonso

Courtesy of José Luis Bezos Alonso Courtesy of José Luis Bezos Alonso Courtesy of José Luis Bezos Alonso Courtesy of José Luis Bezos Alonso + 20

Unified Architectural Theory: Chapter 10

09:30 - 26 April, 2015
Unified Architectural Theory: Chapter 10, Chippenham Park, Ely, UK. "The biophilia hypothesis thus turns traditional architecture on its head: we did not build only for utilitarian purposes, but to give ourselves a form of continual nourishment from the result". Image © Flickr CC user Karen Roe
Chippenham Park, Ely, UK. "The biophilia hypothesis thus turns traditional architecture on its head: we did not build only for utilitarian purposes, but to give ourselves a form of continual nourishment from the result". Image © Flickr CC user Karen Roe

We will be publishing Nikos Salingaros’ book, Unified Architectural Theory, in a series of installments, making it digitally, freely available for students and architects around the world. In this chapter, Salingaros moves his discussion towards our physiological and psychological reactions to the built environment, and the science of healing spaces. If you missed them, make sure to read the previous installments here.

Biophilia: Our Evolved Kinship To Biological Forms

The organized complexity in artifacts and buildings, as I have described it, leads to a positive response from users. This is the perception of “life” which we sense in certain structures and places in the built environment. The physical structure of the world has a massive effect on human beings. A crucial task of architectural theory is to explain and predict the impact that living structure — or its absence — has on us.

Vira-Lata / Moradavaga

10:00 - 26 April, 2015
Vira-Lata / Moradavaga, Courtesy of Moradavaga
Courtesy of Moradavaga

Courtesy of Moradavaga Courtesy of Moradavaga Courtesy of Moradavaga Courtesy of Moradavaga + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Manfred Eccli, Pedro Cavaco Leitão
  • Project Year

    2015

Esther Koplowitz Foundation / Hans Abaton

06:00 - 26 April, 2015
© Hans Abaton
© Hans Abaton
  • Architects

  • Location

    Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Ricardo de Landaluce Arias
  • Collaborator Architects

    Víctor Conde Buezas, Naama de Miguel de Pablo, David Díaz Vizán, Laura Fringuello, Gonzalo Martín Román, Ana Martínez Campos, Juan Millán Ghisleri, Fernando Ortiz Campos, Wolney Ortiz de Oliveira, Darío Ortiz Seseña, Francisco Peláez Marín, Elías Sancho de Agustín, Javier Tavera Tolmo
  • Area

    2350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Hans Abaton © Hans Abaton © Hans Abaton © Hans Abaton + 46

Child Day Care Centre / Burobill + ZAmpone architectuur

03:00 - 26 April, 2015
Child Day Care Centre / Burobill + ZAmpone architectuur, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin + 23

Aperture / Admun Design & Construction Studio

21:00 - 25 April, 2015
Aperture / Admun Design & Construction Studio, © Parham Taghioff
© Parham Taghioff

© Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bumehen, Tehran, Iran
  • Architect in Charge

    Shobeir Mousavi, Amir Reza Fazel
  • Design Team

    Fatemeh Kargar, Mohsen Fayazbakhsh, Ramtin Haghnazar
  • Project Team

    Majid Rahmati, Bahareh Ahmadnia
  • Presentation Team

    Mostafa Karbasi, Niousha Ghasem
  • Area

    650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

TU/e Students to Build Leonardo da Vinci's Bridge Out of Ice

15:00 - 25 April, 2015
TU/e Students to Build Leonardo da Vinci's Bridge Out of Ice, Courtesy of Eindhoven University of Technology
Courtesy of Eindhoven University of Technology

Students from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) will attempt to beat the world-record for the longest open span attained by an ice structure by constructing an ice bridge inspired by Leonardo da Vinci. Following a yearly tradition of exhibiting architecture made from ice, the bridge is anticipated to span an astounding 50 meters. If the team succeeds, they will shatter the school's previous record set in 2014 when students built an ice dome spanning 30 meters.

Read on after the break for more on the massive ice bridge.