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Shanghai Landmark Center / Aedas

20:00 - 15 April, 2017
Shanghai Landmark Center  / Aedas, Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Director

    Cary Lau
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Aedas

SUTD Professors Bring Parametric Design To Light in Illuminated 3D Printed Installation

16:00 - 15 April, 2017
SUTD Professors Bring Parametric Design To Light in Illuminated 3D Printed Installation, © SUTD: Felix Raspall and Carlos Banon
© SUTD: Felix Raspall and Carlos Banon

A luminous tetrahedral mesh spanning 10 meters, (Ultra) Light Network is the latest 3D printed innovation achieved by Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) Professors Felix Raspall and Carlos Banon, who were also behind this mesh pavilion last year. Displayed at this year’s iLight Marina Bay in Singapore, the interactive light sculpture is an exploration of how full-scale 3D printed components can create a system to “address not only structural requirements but also power transmission, and information communication within a seamless and continuous aesthetic.” 

Suspended over its visitors, the display engages the public through responses to their movements below, controlled by over 50,000 distinct LED pixels and their parent algorithm. This is made possible through five Teensy microcontrollers, working in conjunction with three ultrasonic sensors at the base of the structure, resulting in a lively and illuminating experience. 

© SUTD: Felix Raspall and Carlos Banon © SUTD: Felix Raspall and Carlos Banon © SUTD: Felix Raspall and Carlos Banon © SUTD: Felix Raspall and Carlos Banon +18

NO ARCHITECTURE Emphasizes Urban Sustainability and Interaction with Alternative Residential Towers in China

14:00 - 15 April, 2017
NO ARCHITECTURE Emphasizes Urban Sustainability and Interaction with Alternative Residential Towers in China, © NO ARCHITECTURE
© NO ARCHITECTURE

One of the great ironies of modern urban life is the underlying disconnect that exists amongst us global citizens, despite living and functioning within such dense and close proximities. In order to address this issue in the context of China’s urban landscape, New York firm NO ARCHITECTURE has proposed two alternatives to the typical high-rise – two vertical residential typologies that feature a combination of courtyards, terraces, and gardens, and could be located in a wide variety of cities.

“Conceived around a series of cascading shared walls, ventilated courtyards, stepped terraces, and wind towers, these new vertical organizations re-connect urban living to nature, suggesting how we can live in close proximity today and can continue to do so sustainably for generations to come,” explained the architects.

© NO ARCHITECTURE © NO ARCHITECTURE © NO ARCHITECTURE © NO ARCHITECTURE +7

Old Orchard / Blaze Makoid Architecture

13:00 - 15 April, 2017
Old Orchard / Blaze Makoid Architecture, © Joshua McHugh
© Joshua McHugh

© Joshua McHugh      © Joshua McHugh      © Joshua McHugh      © Joshua McHugh      +41

Speculative Project Seeks to Take Advantage of NYC Air Rights for Affordable Housing

12:00 - 15 April, 2017
Speculative Project Seeks to Take Advantage of NYC Air Rights for Affordable Housing, Courtesy of Beomki Lee and Chang Kyu Lee
Courtesy of Beomki Lee and Chang Kyu Lee

Beomki Lee and Chang Kyu Lee of Atelier L have unveiled their speculative project, Instant City: Living Air-Right, which proposes that affordable housing and public programs be built in the air rights of existing buildings in New York City. 

As a response to the lack of home ownership in the city, the project aims to provide living space, as well as to foster community in an overlooked space.

Courtesy of Beomki Lee and Chang Kyu Lee Courtesy of Beomki Lee and Chang Kyu Lee Courtesy of Beomki Lee and Chang Kyu Lee Courtesy of Beomki Lee and Chang Kyu Lee +8

Could Electric Cars Turn Gas Stations Into the Community Hubs of the Future?

09:30 - 15 April, 2017
Could Electric Cars Turn Gas Stations Into the Community Hubs of the Future?, Courtesy of Ennead Architects/Ennead Lab
Courtesy of Ennead Architects/Ennead Lab

One general trend in today's Information Age involves the absolute transmutation of downtime into productivity or engagement of any kind, however meaningless. We hear it all the time: we have lost our ability to be still. However, as a team at Ennead Lab has observed, some of the same technologies that are causing this shift in routine also have the potential to open new, empty pockets of time in our daily lives, and affect the built spaces with which we interact. 

Tasked with designing an electric car charging station for a development in Shanghai, Ennead realized that the five hours required to fill up a single standard charge necessitate a place for customers to wait. In an article on Metropolis Magazine, they show that the promise of transportation-less people to stick around in one place for such a period of time opens up a host of possibilities for what could fill the latency period; the Shanghai project, however, focuses on the opportunity to create a civic space. The team has imagined the modern "gas station" as a vertical charging tower that calls upon the functionality of urban parking elevators in the 20th century, this time clad in reflective silver to serve as a beacon for customers in search of a charge. Rather than standalone charge-park towers, the projects are integrated into a system that encourages patrons to walk to neighboring zones to eat, shop, and socialize while they wait. 

The Transport Hub / RYSY Architekci Rafał Sieraczyński

09:00 - 15 April, 2017
The Transport Hub / RYSY Architekci Rafał Sieraczyński, © Piotr Krajewski
© Piotr Krajewski

© Piotr Krajewski © Piotr Krajewski © Piotr Krajewski © Piotr Krajewski +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    29 Listopada, 86-050 Solec Kujawski, Poland
  • Architects in Charge

    Rafał Sieraczyński, Sebastian Bocian, Aleksandra Laprus, Aleksandra Kosmala – Czarnecka,
  • Area

    1136.6 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Montreal’s LEED Platinum Bibliothèque du Boisé Wins RAIC's Green Building Award

08:00 - 15 April, 2017
Montreal’s LEED Platinum Bibliothèque du Boisé Wins RAIC's Green Building Award , © Doublespace Photography
© Doublespace Photography

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) have awarded Montreal’s Bibliothèque du Boisé with the annual Green Building Award for 2017. Designed by the trio of Consortium Labonté Marcil, Cardinal Hardy and Eric Pelletier architectes, the library is situated in the city’s Saint-Laurent district, and received the distinction as an example of “buildings that are environmentally responsible and promote the health and wellbeing of users.”

"The library offers a variety of beautifully lit and welcoming spaces throughout, maximizing daylight and views and the use of natural elements, such as wood, to create an environment that contributes to health and wellbeing,” said the jury. “Their approach to high-performance building through whole systems design and strategy has resulted in an impressive achievement.”

© Doublespace Photography © YienChaoHR © Doublespace Photography © Doublespace Photography +10

House in Pedralbes / BC Estudio Architects

05:00 - 15 April, 2017
House in Pedralbes / BC Estudio Architects, © Julio Cunill
© Julio Cunill

© Julio Cunill © Julio Cunill © Julio Cunill © Julio Cunill +15

Chokladfabriken / Jägnefält Milton

02:00 - 15 April, 2017
Chokladfabriken / Jägnefält Milton, © Mikael Olsson
© Mikael Olsson

© Mikael Olsson           © Mikael Olsson           © Mikael Olsson           © Mikael Olsson           +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Architects in Charge

    Carl Jägnefält, Konrad Milton, Michael Mleczko
  • Area

    7700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Istanbul Maritime Museum / TEGET

22:00 - 14 April, 2017
Istanbul Maritime Museum / TEGET, © Alican Aktürk
© Alican Aktürk

© Alican Aktürk © Alican Aktürk © Alican Aktürk © Alican Aktürk +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey
  • Architects in Charge

    Mehmet Kütükçüoğlu, Ertuğ Uçar
  • Design Team

    Alev Dağlı, Saro Dionyan, Hande Köksal, Mert Üçer, Senem Akçay
  • Area

    15000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

The House of Prajna / studio_GAON

20:00 - 14 April, 2017
The House of Prajna / studio_GAON, © Yong Kwan Kim
© Yong Kwan Kim

© Yong Kwan Kim © Yong Kwan Kim © Yong Kwan Kim © Yong Kwan Kim +46

  • Architects

  • Location

    Munwon-dong, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo Roh
  • Area

    199.29 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Forte Bank Headquarters / Saraiva + Associados

19:00 - 14 April, 2017
Forte Bank Headquarters / Saraiva + Associados, © Alexander Mussiyan
© Alexander Mussiyan

© Alexander Mussiyan © Alexander Mussiyan © Alexander Mussiyan © Alexander Mussiyan +15

Gallery House / CSA Craig Steere Architects

17:00 - 14 April, 2017
Gallery House / CSA Craig Steere Architects, © Jack Lovel
© Jack Lovel

© Jack Lovel  © Jack Lovel  © Jack Lovel  © Jack Lovel  +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nedlands WA 6009, Australia
  • Project architects

    Lauren Cullen, Simon Paul
  • Design architect

    Craig Steere
  • Area

    643.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

BULLIT / Hugo Mompó

15:00 - 14 April, 2017
BULLIT / Hugo Mompó, © Mariela Apollonio
© Mariela Apollonio

© Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer de Borriana, 14, 46005 València, Valencia, España
  • Architect in Charge

    Hugo Mompó
  • Photographs

Hyperloop One Releases Map of 11 Proposed US Systems

14:00 - 14 April, 2017
Hyperloop One Releases Map of 11 Proposed US Systems, Courtesy of Hyperloop One
Courtesy of Hyperloop One

Hyperloop One has revealed the results of the second round of the Hyperloop Global Challenge, which is seeking proposals for future routes for their vacuum-powered transportation system. The semifinalists include 11 different routes connecting various major American cities. Check them out below.

Tofana / noa* network of architecture

13:00 - 14 April, 2017
Tofana / noa* network of architecture, © Alex Filz
© Alex Filz

© Alex Filz            © Alex Filz            © Alex Filz            © Alex Filz            +81

  • Architects

  • Location

    Strada Colz, 75, 39030 La Villa BZ, Italy
  • Architects in Charge

    Lukas Rungger, Christian Rottensteiner, Marina Gousia, Lea Mittelberger
  • Area

    2500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Shortlist Announced for 2017 RIBA London Awards

11:30 - 14 April, 2017
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

A total of 85 buildings from the British capital have been shortlisted for the 2017 RIBA London Awards, including projects from Wilkinson Eyre, AHMM, Allies and Morrison, Herzog & de Meuron, and Rogers Stirk Harbour. All 85  buildings will now be visited and carefully assessed by one of four regional juries, before the regional winners are selected in June of this year. Winning projects will continue on to compete for the RIBA Stirling Prize - the UK's highest honor for architecture.

See a complete list of shortlisted buildings after the break.