House NO:2 / SarSayeh Architectural Office

22:00 - 17 May, 2016
House NO:2  / SarSayeh Architectural Office, © Farshid Nasrabadi
© Farshid Nasrabadi

© Farshid Nasrabadi © Farshid Nasrabadi © Farshid Nasrabadi © Farshid Nasrabadi +30

RMIT Bundoora West Student Accommodation / RMA

20:00 - 17 May, 2016
RMIT Bundoora West Student Accommodation / RMA, © Dianna Snape
© Dianna Snape

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  • Architects

  • Location

    McKimmies Rd, Bundoora VIC 3083, Australia
  • Client

    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
  • Area

    11000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Aesop ION / Snøhetta

19:00 - 17 May, 2016
Aesop ION  / Snøhetta, Courtesy of Snøhetta
Courtesy of Snøhetta

Courtesy of Snøhetta Courtesy of Snøhetta Courtesy of Snøhetta Courtesy of Snøhetta +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Singapore
  • Client

  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Snøhetta

LOT 1 Café, Bar & Restaurant / Enter Projects

17:00 - 17 May, 2016
LOT 1 Café, Bar & Restaurant  / Enter Projects, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +24

Construction of the World's Tallest Timber Tower is Underway in Vancouver

16:00 - 17 May, 2016
Construction of the World's Tallest Timber Tower is Underway in Vancouver, Courtesy of Acton Ostry Architects Inc. & University of British Columbia
Courtesy of Acton Ostry Architects Inc. & University of British Columbia

Construction is underway in Vancouver for the world’s tallest timber tower by Acton Ostry Architects. The 18-story Brock Commons Student Residence at the University of British Columbia, which began construction in November 2015, will be completed in the summer of 2017. At 53 meters tall, with housing for 404 students, it will be the tallest mass wood hybrid building in the world. The structure’s two freestanding concrete cores will be completed by the end of May, after which, the erection of the mass wood structure will take place.

Courtesy of Acton Ostry Architects Inc. & University of British Columbia Courtesy of Acton Ostry Architects Inc. & University of British Columbia Courtesy of Acton Ostry Architects Inc. & University of British Columbia Courtesy of Acton Ostry Architects Inc. & University of British Columbia +17

Houthaven Blok 0 – Plots 8 & 9 / Marcel Lok_Architect

15:00 - 17 May, 2016
Houthaven Blok 0 – Plots 8 & 9 / Marcel Lok_Architect, © Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer

© Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Haparandaweg 650-706 and Houthavenkade 5-13, 1014 ZB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Marcel Lok, Freddy Koelemeijer, Coen Smit, Niels Westmeijer, Nadine der Kinderen
  • Area

    20971.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Sketchfab Adds Support for Apps and WebVR

14:00 - 17 May, 2016

Sketchfab has announced the release of Virtual Reality apps for Oculus, HTC Vive, Gear VR, and the company’s own Cardboard, as well as initial WebVR support. Making Sketchfab available on more headsets will initially allow viewers to access a curated showcase of models, eventually expanding to the company’s entire VR collection. Additionally, users will now have the option to view any of their own models in VR, just by uploading to Sketchfab.

Trojes House / Arkylab

13:00 - 17 May, 2016
Trojes House / Arkylab, © Oscar Hernández
© Oscar Hernández

© Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico
  • Leader Architect

    Luis Morán
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

John Puttick Associates Reworks Design for Youth Zone at Preston Bus Station

12:15 - 17 May, 2016
John Puttick Associates Reworks Design for Youth Zone at Preston Bus Station, Courtesy of John Puttick Associates
Courtesy of John Puttick Associates

John Puttick Associates' competition-winning scheme for the Youth Zone neighboring the Preston Bus Station has undergone a major design change, opting for a standalone structure instead of one that directly connects to the station building. “The [Youth Zone] combines the lightness of a pavilion-like design with the gravitas required of any building with a significant community role constructed adjacent to the powerful forms of the Bus Station,” say the architects.

The station building, designed by BDP and completed in 1969, is now a Grade II listed structure. The new design of the Youth Zone seeks to preserve original BDP strategy, creating a spatial unity with satellite structures, what the architects call “a sequence of sculptural objects adjacent to the main [station] building.” The 2,600 square meter (28,000 square foot) Youth Zone will provide sports, arts, and performance spaces to young people in Preston.

Courtesy of John Puttick Associates Design Sketches. Image Courtesy of John Puttick Associates Model. Image Courtesy of John Puttick Associates Courtesy of John Puttick Associates +16

House CM / Bultynck Kindt architecten

11:00 - 17 May, 2016
House CM / Bultynck Kindt architecten, © studiowunderkammer.be
© studiowunderkammer.be

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Malkit Shoshan on How the City is a Shared Ground for the Instruments of War and Peace

10:45 - 17 May, 2016
Malkit Shoshan on How the City is a Shared Ground for the Instruments of War and Peace, Initial set-up, Camp Castor, Gao (Mali). Image © The Dutch Ministry of Defense
Initial set-up, Camp Castor, Gao (Mali). Image © The Dutch Ministry of Defense

Can architects have a truly active role in pressing social problems? Malkit Shoshan, the curator of the Dutch Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, thinks so. Her career is evidence of this: advocating for the incorporation of a fourth 'D' in the criteria of the UN (Defence, Diplomacy and Development) in its peacekeeping missions around the world, Shoshan has sat at the same table as military engineers and policy makers to analyze the urban impact peacekeepers have left around the world.

For the Dutch Pavilion, Shoshan has focused on the case of the joint mission of the Netherlands and the UN in Gao (Mali). In 2012, Gao was declared capital of the Independent State of Azawad, a nation not recognized by the international authorities, following Mali's Tuareg rebellion. "Although [these peacekeeping missions] occupy large plots of land in hundreds of different cities around the world, it is rarely discussed or addressed by our profession," says Soshan in the following interview.

We spoke with the curator of the Dutch pavilion after her recent visit to Mali to discuss the principles of the Netherlands in the next Venice Biennale; the impact of military drones in public spaces and why, according Shoshan, there is a close relationship between architecture, public policy and ideology. "[With design,] we can make resources available to communities that are exhausted by militarized conflicts, long periods of drought, famine and disease," she says.

Punta Sirena Hotel / WMR Arquitectos

09:00 - 17 May, 2016
Punta Sirena Hotel / WMR Arquitectos, © Sergio Pirrone
© Sergio Pirrone

© Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Curanipe, Pelluhue, Maule Region, Chile
  • Project Area

    1200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

RSHP & Grimshaw Among 5 Shortlisted Firms for Finsbury Leisure Centre

08:00 - 17 May, 2016
RSHP & Grimshaw Among 5 Shortlisted Firms for Finsbury Leisure Centre, Finsbury Leisure Centre Design Idea 1. Image Courtesy of Islington Council
Finsbury Leisure Centre Design Idea 1. Image Courtesy of Islington Council

The Islington Council, in collaboration with the Royal Institute of British Architects, is hosting a design competition for the new Finsbury Leisure Centre on the Bunhill ward site in south Islington, London. Five firms -- Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Grimshaw, Hawkins\Brown, Pollard Thomas Edwards, and Henley Halebrown Rorrison -- have been shortlisted to present their proposals to the public.

“The Forests of Venice” Selected as Collateral Event for the 2016 Venice Biennale

06:00 - 17 May, 2016
“The Forests of Venice” Selected as Collateral Event for the 2016 Venice Biennale, Kjellander + Sjöberg. Image Courtesy of Kjellander + Sjöberg
Kjellander + Sjöberg. Image Courtesy of Kjellander + Sjöberg

The Swedish exhibition, “The Forests of Venice,” has been selected as a Collateral Event for the 2016 Venice Biennale. Initiated by Kjellander + Sjöberg and Folkhem; and curated by Jan Åman, the exhibit highlights wood as a sustainable material, while looking at "the interaction between nature and the man-made human habitat in order to respond to climate change and limited resources." 

Restelo House / João Tiago Aguiar

05:00 - 17 May, 2016
 Restelo House / João Tiago Aguiar, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +32

Congress Center and Auditorium 'Vegas Altas' / Pancorbo + de Villar + Chacón + Martín Robles

03:00 - 17 May, 2016
Congress Center and Auditorium 'Vegas Altas'  / Pancorbo + de Villar + Chacón + Martín Robles, © Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada +30

Moscow Urban Forum 2016: Fast-Growing Megacities - Technologies for Dynamic Development

02:30 - 17 May, 2016
Moscow Urban Forum 2016: Fast-Growing Megacities - Technologies for Dynamic Development

Since its first version in 2011, the Moscow Urban Forum has become an important international platform devoted to the development of megacities, and improvement of the quality of life of urban residents in the world, Moscow and Russia. Over the years, it has developed into a major international project that brings together the people who come up with ideas to improve the quality of urban space, and the people who implement these ideas: mayors, politicians, urbanists, and architects from all over the world.

The topic of the 2016 Forum is "Fast-Growing Megacities: Technologies for Dynamic Development." Why is it so important to discuss growth and development of megacities at this time? What are the rules that determine their existence?

Community Primary School for Girls / Orkidstudio

02:00 - 17 May, 2016
Community Primary School for Girls / Orkidstudio, © Peter Dibdin
© Peter Dibdin

© Peter Dibdin © Peter Dibdin © Peter Dibdin © Peter Dibdin +36