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Arctic Harvester Proposes Large-Scale Hydroponic-Farming Near Greenland

01:00 - 22 February, 2014
Arctic Harvester Proposes Large-Scale Hydroponic-Farming Near Greenland, Courtesy of Design Team
Courtesy of Design Team

Arctic Harvester was the first prize winning entry in the “Innovation and Architecture for the Sea” category of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation International Architecture Competition, 2013.  It proposes an itinerant soil-less agricultural infrastructure designed to drift the circulating ocean currents between Greenland and Canada, exploiting the nutrient-rich fresh water released by melting icebergs as the basis for a large-scale hydroponic-farming system. The floating facility is equipped to house a community of 800 people, inspired in its compact urban form by vertically oriented, bayside Greenlandic villages and their social, cultural and economic relationship to the sea. 

Exedra Nice Hotel Spa / Simone Micheli

00:00 - 22 February, 2014
Exedra Nice Hotel Spa / Simone Micheli, © Jürgen Eheim
© Jürgen Eheim
  • Architects

  • Location

    12 Boulevard Victor Hugo, 06000 Nice, France
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Jürgen Eheim © Jürgen Eheim © Jürgen Eheim © Jürgen Eheim +17

Seatoun Heights House / Parsonson Architects

22:00 - 21 February, 2014
Seatoun Heights House / Parsonson Architects, © Paul McCredie
© Paul McCredie

© Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie +26

Villa V2 / Guerin & Pedroza Architectes

21:00 - 21 February, 2014
Villa V2 / Guerin & Pedroza Architectes, © Paul Kozlowski
© Paul Kozlowski

© Paul Kozlowski © Paul Kozlowski © Paul Kozlowski © Paul Kozlowski +40

Tower Apartment / Agence SML

20:00 - 21 February, 2014
Tower Apartment  / Agence SML, © Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie
  • Architects

  • Location

    7th arrondissement of Paris, Paris, France
  • Design Team

    Marc Sirvin, Clemence Eliard
  • Area

    25.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie +15

Neulsam Church / Lee Eunseok, K.O.M.A

18:00 - 21 February, 2014
Neulsam Church / Lee Eunseok, K.O.M.A, © Park Youngchae
© Park Youngchae

© Park Youngchae © Park Youngchae © Park Youngchae © Park Youngchae +23

Dingli Sculpture Art Museum / ATR Atelier

16:00 - 21 February, 2014
Dingli Sculpture Art Museum / ATR Atelier, © Lu Hengzhong
© Lu Hengzhong
  • Architects

  • Location

    Quanzhou, Fujian, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Wang Yan
  • Design Team

    Gao Guangye, Zhang Xu
  • Area

    3900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Lu Hengzhong © Lu Hengzhong © Lu Hengzhong © Lu Hengzhong +28

VIDEO: The Endless Table

14:00 - 21 February, 2014

When designing offices for creative companies, it's important to strike a balance between an efficient workplace, a fun space to be in, and an attention-grabbing signature for the company itself. That's exactly what Clive Wilkinson Architects did for the Barbarian Group, an advertising group in New York for whom they designed the Endless Table, a single desk which both seats all of their 125 staff members, but also defines spaces within the office, such as meeting rooms and cozy work nooks. 

NL Architects Shortlisted to Design ArtA Cultural Center in Arnhem

13:48 - 21 February, 2014
NL Architects Shortlisted to Design ArtA Cultural Center in Arnhem , Rhine View. Image Courtesy of NL Architects
Rhine View. Image Courtesy of NL Architects

Amsterdam-based NL Architects has been shortlisted, alongside three other prestigious teams, to design a new “ArtA” museum and film house for the city of Arnhem. Uniting four main programs - a cinema, art square, museum and park - the “wedge-shaped” structure is designed as an “urban moraine” that cascades towards the city and invites residents to experience the Rhine from an elevated parkway. This formation grants pedestrians two options for museum access: up the Baroque-inspired rooftop park or through the ground level “Art Square” which serves as a “public intermediary” between the building and city, as well as the museum and film theatre.

SISII / Yuko Nagayama & Associates

12:00 - 21 February, 2014
SISII / Yuko Nagayama & Associates, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano +8

Robert A.M. Stern on His Latest Publication: The "Definitive Text" on Suburbia

10:30 - 21 February, 2014
Robert A.M. Stern on His Latest Publication: The "Definitive Text" on Suburbia, Jardim América, 1911–29, Brazil. Developed on 260 acres of land on São Paulo’s southern and western outskirts, the neighborhood remains highly desirable. Image Courtesy of Monacelli Press/Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Jardim América, 1911–29, Brazil. Developed on 260 acres of land on São Paulo’s southern and western outskirts, the neighborhood remains highly desirable. Image Courtesy of Monacelli Press/Robert A.M. Stern Architects

In this interview, originally published in Metropolis Magazine as "The Charms of Suburbia", Martin Pedersen interviews Robert A.M. Stern about his new book, "Paradise Planned: The Garden Suburb and the Modern City". Pedersen's interview delves into the history behind the Garden Suburb - a typology that is distinct from the stereotype of suburban sprawl.

Robert A.M. Stern is nothing if not counterintuitive. How else do you explain—in an increasingly digital and urban-centric world—his recently released book, a 1,072-page tome, containing more than 3,000 images, on the history of the garden suburb? Paradise Planned: The Garden Suburb and the Modern City (the Monacelli Press, 2013) was written with longtime, in-house collaborators David Fishman and Jacob Tilove, who also worked with Stern on the fifth volume of  the architect’s epic New York series. 

Paradise Planned is similarly expansive. “The book grew like Topsy,” Stern says. “We’d think we had all the examples down, and a new one would pop up. So it just got bigger and bigger. And I thought: if we’re going to do this book, we really ought to do it as the definitive text. Now, it’s not forever text. People will always be adding things. But this is a pretty comprehensive view.” I recently talked to Stern about his new book, the folly of “landscape urbanism,” and the lessons learned from the garden suburb.

Read on for the rest of the interview

Primary School Extension / GSMM Architetti

10:00 - 21 February, 2014
Primary School Extension / GSMM Architetti, © Michele Gusmeri
© Michele Gusmeri
  • Architects

  • Location

    Senago Milan, Italy
  • Architects in Charge

    Giorgio Santagostino, Monica Margarido
  • Area

    1220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

© Michele Gusmeri © Michele Gusmeri © Michele Gusmeri © Michele Gusmeri +13

Skyscrapers Shedding Ice in NYC

08:00 - 21 February, 2014
Skyscrapers Shedding Ice in NYC, One World Trade Center as seen from the Hudson River. Image © Joe Mabel via Wikipedia
One World Trade Center as seen from the Hudson River. Image © Joe Mabel via Wikipedia

As New York begins to thaw after record breaking winter conditions, city dwellers are forced to be on high alert for falling ice. Streets surrounding the 1,776-foot One World Trade Center have been closed following reports of ice shearing from its surface. Some blame the more energy efficient buildings for the deadly occurrence, believing that because the newer structures are able to hold in more heat their exteriors remain colder which aids the formation of ice. Materials and building form can help prevent this phenomena. You can learn more here.

Petar Zoranić Square and Šime Budinić Plaza / Kostrenčić-Krebel

08:00 - 21 February, 2014
Petar Zoranić Square and Šime Budinić Plaza / Kostrenčić-Krebel, © Damir Fabijanić
© Damir Fabijanić
  • Architects

  • Location

    Trg Petra Zoranića, 23000, Zadar, Croatia
  • Architect in Charge

    Aleksandra Krebel, Alan Kostrenčić
  • Design Team

    Zoran Šušulić, Jelenko Hercog, Hrvoje Giaconi, Hrvoje Turkulin, Ivan Vadanjel, Darovan Tušek, Bruno Lovrenčić, Slavica Polić
  • Area

    2900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Damir Fabijanić , Courtesy of Kostrenčić-Krebel

© Damir Fabijanić After. Image Courtesy of Kostrenčić-Krebel © Damir Fabijanić © Damir Fabijanić +26

Mont de Marsan Mediatheque / archi5

06:00 - 21 February, 2014
Mont de Marsan Mediatheque / archi5, © Didier Boy de la Tour
© Didier Boy de la Tour
  • Architects

  • Location

    Place de la Caserne Bosquet, 40000 Mont-de-Marsan, France
  • Area

    4750.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Didier Boy de la Tour, Courtesy of Communauté d’agglomération du Marsan, Gaston F. Bergeret

Courtesy of Communauté d’agglomération du Marsan © Gaston F. Bergeret © Didier Boy de la Tour © Gaston F. Bergeret +14

Design Writing and Research Summer Intensive

02:00 - 21 February, 2014
Design Writing and Research Summer Intensive

The School of Visual Arts MFA Design Criticism invites you to join them for a two-week intensive to research and write about design. Participants will be introduced to a range of techniques for constructing compelling narratives about images, objects,and spaces. You will experiment with different research methods, writing formats, and complete several projects across media, including a collaboratively produced publication.

Music Academy Of Roubaix / Zig Zag architecture

02:00 - 21 February, 2014
Music Academy Of Roubaix / Zig Zag architecture, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +17

DEFAULT!: The Latest Issue from another pamphlet

00:00 - 21 February, 2014
DEFAULT!: The Latest Issue from another pamphlet

Last night, another pamphlet launched its sixth issue, DEFAULT!, at New York's Printer Matter, Inc. With contributions from CODA's Caroline O'Donnell (winner of the 2013 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program), critic Sylvia Lavin, Urtzi Grau and Cristina Goberna (of Fake Industries) and others, this installment tackles the presupposition that "design inherently denies the default, and that the default is by definition un-designed." Copies of DEFAULT! are available through their website. More information after the break.