Architectural Photographers: Roland Halbe

00:00 - 21 January, 2014
Architectural Photographers: Roland Halbe, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

Working independently since 1988, Roland Halbe started out shooting commercial architecture, but quickly became one of the most recognized professionals in architecture photography, earning international commissions from architects, agencies and all kinds of media outlets.

In 1996 he co-founded Artur Images, an online archive of architecture and interior images, representing over 200 photographers from all over the world including, of course, himself.

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +11

The Rise of the Poverty-Stricken Mega-City

00:00 - 21 January, 2014
The Rise of the Poverty-Stricken Mega-City, Mumbai is among the world's largest, and poorest, cities. Image © Flickr User Cactus Bones; Licensed via Creative Commons
Mumbai is among the world's largest, and poorest, cities. Image © Flickr User Cactus Bones; Licensed via Creative Commons

In this article on the Atlantic Cities, Richard Florida delves into recent research by Edward Glaeser, the author of Triumph of the City, which investigates the emergence in recent decades of mega-cities in developing nations. Though cities have long been connected to prosperity he points out that in these new cities, residents remain poor. The answer it seems is linked to our globalized economy, as well as the under prepared governments in these countries. However Glaeser and Florida don't see this as a reason for panic, or to abandon urbanization, but rather to ensure that urbanization is supported more effectively by government. You can read the full article here.

Winners of d3 Unbuilt Visions 2013 Competition Announced

01:00 - 21 January, 2014
Winners of d3 Unbuilt Visions 2013 Competition Announced, Grand Prize: Coastal Caretaker / Ursula Emery McClure, Michael McClure, Kristi Dykema Cheramie, Sarah Young (USA)
Grand Prize: Coastal Caretaker / Ursula Emery McClure, Michael McClure, Kristi Dykema Cheramie, Sarah Young (USA)

d3 has unveiled the 2013 winners of Unbuilt Visions, a competition designed to “promote critical debate about architecture and design by acknowledging excellence in unbuilt projects.” Get a glimpse of the four grand prize projects, which were awarded $750 each for their winning contributions, and the eleven special mentions after the break. 

Suresnes Museum of Urban and Social History / Encore Heureux, AAVP

01:00 - 21 January, 2014
Suresnes Museum of Urban and Social History / Encore Heureux, AAVP, © Cyrus Cornut
© Cyrus Cornut

© Cyrus Cornut © Luc Boegly © Cyrus Cornut © Luc Boegly +25

New Theatre in Santa Maria Port / Daroca Arquitectos

01:00 - 21 January, 2014
New Theatre in Santa Maria Port / Daroca Arquitectos, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 
  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaza del Polvorista, 11500 El Puerto, Cádiz, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Jose Antonio Carbajal Navarro, Jose L. Daroca Bruño
  • Collaborators

    Nicolas Carbajal Ballel, Rodrigo Carbajal Ballel
  • Area

    5446.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +11

Photos of Eero Saarinen's Abandoned Bell Labs

00:00 - 21 January, 2014
Photos of Eero Saarinen's Abandoned Bell Labs, © Rob Dobi
© Rob Dobi

This article by Samuel Medina originally appeared in Metropolis Magazine, titled "Eero Saarinen's Bell Labs, Now Devoid of Life" and features stunning photos of the abandoned leviathan by Rob Dobi.

At its peak, thousands passed through its massive, light-filled atrium. Today, Bell Labs Holmdel stands empty, all of its 1.9-million-square-feet utterly without life. An iconic example of the now-disparaged office park, the campus in central Jersey, was shuttered in 2007 and vacated soon after. Years later, it remains in an abandoned, if not unkept state. The grounds are cared for, the floors swept clean, and the interior plantings trimmed, however haphazardly. (That's saying something; in the laboratory's heyday, plastic shrubbery filled its glorious central hall.)

More about the building's future, and more photos by Rob Dobi, after the break

© Rob Dobi © Rob Dobi © Rob Dobi © Rob Dobi +9

UK Pavilion Milan Expo 2015 Design Competition

01:00 - 21 January, 2014
UK Pavilion Milan Expo 2015 Design Competition

The British Government will showcase Britain’s distinctive qualities of creativity and enterprise to millions of international visitors through the UK Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015.

Atelier Kitchen Haidacher / Lukas Mayr Architekt

01:00 - 21 January, 2014
Atelier Kitchen Haidacher / Lukas Mayr Architekt , © Marion Lafogler
© Marion Lafogler

© Marion Lafogler © Marion Lafogler © Marion Lafogler © Marion Lafogler +22

Comporta House / RRJ Arquitectos

01:00 - 21 January, 2014
Comporta House / RRJ Arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    Comporta, Grândola, Portugal
  • Project Architects

    Rui Pinto Gonçalves e Susana Baeta
  • Structures

    Fernando Girão Marques / RRJ ARQUITECTOS
  • Construction

    BSSM - Sociedade de Investimentos Imobiliários e Construções, S.A
  • Project Area

    397.3 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photography

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +21

School San Andres El Bosque / Gubbins Arquitectos

01:00 - 21 January, 2014
School San Andres El Bosque / Gubbins Arquitectos, © Pedro Mutis  Johnson
© Pedro Mutis Johnson

© Pedro Mutis  Johnson © Pedro Mutis  Johnson © Pedro Mutis  Johnson © Pedro Mutis  Johnson +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    René Olivares Becerra 3600, Maipú, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architects in Charge

    Víctor Gubbins Browne, Pedro Gubbins Foxley
  • Area

    3535.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Michael Sorkin Sites Future Obama Presidential Library in Chicago's South Side

01:00 - 21 January, 2014
Michael Sorkin Sites Future Obama Presidential Library in Chicago's South Side, Plan View Depicting Future Library Bridging 63rd Street. Image Courtesy of Michael Sorkin Studio
Plan View Depicting Future Library Bridging 63rd Street. Image Courtesy of Michael Sorkin Studio

Bidding for the future home of Barack Obama's Presidential Library is underway with three locations claiming the chief executive as their own. Obama's birthplace, Hawaii, has mounted a campaign in pursuit of their native son, followed by New York City's Columbia University, where he received his bachelor's degree in political science. Architect and urbanist Michael Sorkin believes it is the Windy City, however, his adopted hometown, that will ultimately win the presidential library bid.

Pajot School Canteen / Atelier 208

01:00 - 21 January, 2014
Pajot School Canteen / Atelier 208, © Alexis Leclercq
© Alexis Leclercq
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rue Emile Pajot, 77340 Pontault-Combault, France
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Alexis Leclercq © Alexis Leclercq © Alexis Leclercq © Alexis Leclercq +18

Shun Shoku Lounge by Guranavi / Kengo Kuma & Associates

01:00 - 21 January, 2014
Shun Shoku Lounge by Guranavi / Kengo Kuma & Associates, © Kengo Kuma & Associates
© Kengo Kuma & Associates

© Kengo Kuma & Associates © Kengo Kuma & Associates © Kengo Kuma & Associates © Kengo Kuma & Associates +10

Paso Robles Residence / Aidlin Darling Design

01:00 - 21 January, 2014
Paso Robles Residence / Aidlin Darling Design, © Matthew Millman
© Matthew Millman

© Matthew Millman © Matthew Millman © Matthew Millman © Matthew Millman +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Central Court, Tustin, CA 92780, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Joshua Aidlin, Peter Larsen, Michael Pierry
  • Area

    2500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Multifamily Building / Lola Domenech + Antonio Montes

01:00 - 21 January, 2014
Multifamily Building / Lola Domenech + Antonio Montes, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
  • Architects

  • Location

    Manresa, Barcelona, Spain
  • Equipo redactor

    Lola Domènech, Antonio Montes
  • Site Management

    Lola Domènech, Antonio Montes
  • Structures

    Robert Brufau, Carles Jaen- BOMA S.L
  • Collaborators

    Jason Portell, Emily Rivers, Carolina Alonso
  • Technical Architect

    J.R. Soldevila, Xavier Morros
  • Parking Facilities

    DIS
  • Housing Facilities

    Avantconsultors
  • Project Area

    7347.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +26

CETICOM Jaén / ER Arquitectos + non Arquitectura

01:00 - 21 January, 2014
CETICOM Jaén / ER Arquitectos   + non Arquitectura , © Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Pintor Fausto Olivares, Polígono Industrial los Rosales, 23009 Jaén, Spain
  • ER Arquitectos Team

    Antonio Estepa Rubio, Jesús Estepa Rubio
  • non Arquitectura Team

    Alfonso Mollinedo Sáenz, Esperanza Lozano Fernández
  • Technical Architects

    Pedro Antonio Toledano Paulano, Antonio Ramón Maldonado
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Jesús Granada

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada +20

Zahner Launches Software for Design and Fabrication

00:00 - 20 January, 2014
Zahner Launches Software for Design and Fabrication, Original design by Crawford Architects on the Zahner Headquarters in North America / Mike Sinclair. Image Courtesy of Zahner
Original design by Crawford Architects on the Zahner Headquarters in North America / Mike Sinclair. Image Courtesy of Zahner

Zahner, one of the world's foremost fabricators of façades, have launched new software to assist in design, fabrication, costing and delivery. CloudWall, part of Zahner's ShopFloor platform, is a web based programme which provides an interface for users to design and fabricate curving facades in metal. It is a tool that uses Zahner's "factory floor like a massive rapid prototype machine".

Ny Krohnborg school / Arkitektgruppen Cubus AS, Rambøll Norge

01:00 - 20 January, 2014
© Hundven-Clements Photography
© Hundven-Clements Photography

© Hundven-Clements Photography © Hundven-Clements Photography © Hundven-Clements Photography © Hundven-Clements Photography +30