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Ballard Cut / Prentiss Architects

© Alex Hayden
© Alex Hayden

© Alex Hayden © Alex Hayden © Alex Hayden © Alex Hayden

Blake Street / B.E ARCHITECTURE

© Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke
  • Architects: B.E ARCHITECTURE
  • Location: Shoreham, Victoria, Australia
  • Builder: John Woodbridge
  • Consultants: Stantin Consulting (Structural), Phillip Chun & Associates (Building Surveyor)
  • Area: 520.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Peter Clarke

© Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke

Central Mosque of Pristina Competition Entry / Asar Consulting Engineers

In this proposal for the Central Mosque of Pristina, Asar Consulting Engineers decided to use the traditional mosque components for a kind of new mosque design in a new form and a different combination to make it more fitting for its time and location. This new combination is done with the aim of keeping the functional value of different components and increasing their efficiency. One of the elements of mosque architecture which can’t be separated from this design is green and open space. This space is so important that it should become an element at the entrance of the mosque. More images and architects' description after the break.

Municipal Nursery of Rafelbunyol / Victor García Martínez

© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
  • Architects: Victor García Martínez
  • Location: Partida Bobalar, 60, 46138 Rafelbuñol, Valencia, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: Victor García Martínez
  • Design Team: Daniel Martin Fuentes, Marta Sinisterra Olavarrieta, Cristina Tudela
  • Area: 1430.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Diego Opazo

© Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo

City of Dreams Pavilion Competition 2013-2014

FIGMENT has teamed with the Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects NY Chapter (AIANY) and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) to host their 4th annual call for proposals to design and construct an architectural pavilion on Governors Island, the City of Dreams Pavilion. The City of Dreams Pavilion will be a gathering place for people to meet, learn about the arts programs on the island, be able to enjoy a performance or lecture, and experience the interaction of art and the historic context of Governors Island. Participants are being challenged to imagine a future New York City where anything is possible. The deadline to register is June 1, and submissions are due July 1. For more information, please visit here.

299 Soper Place / Barry J. Hobin + Associates Architects Inc

Courtesy of doublespace photography and Barry J.Hobin & Associates Architects Inc.
Courtesy of doublespace photography and Barry J.Hobin & Associates Architects Inc.

Courtesy of doublespace photography and Barry J.Hobin & Associates Architects Inc. Courtesy of doublespace photography and Barry J.Hobin & Associates Architects Inc. Courtesy of doublespace photography and Barry J.Hobin & Associates Architects Inc. Courtesy of doublespace photography and Barry J.Hobin & Associates Architects Inc.

Cantagua House / Daniela Uribe Architects

© Veronica Troncoso
© Veronica Troncoso
  • Architects: Daniela Uribe, Macarena Urzua
  • Location: Cachagua, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
  • Area: 450.0 sqm
  • Año Proyecto: 2012
  • Photography: Veronica Troncoso

© Veronica Troncoso © Veronica Troncoso © Veronica Troncoso © Veronica Troncoso

“Your World, Reimagined: A Global Design Competition” Now Accepting Entries

Entries are now being accepted for “Your World, Reimagined: A Global Design Competition.”

Presented by Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., MAXON ComputerDOSCH DESIGNArroway Textures® and AMD FireProTM graphics, “Your World, Reimagined” asks professional and student designers to tackle an old, dilapidated, or run-down locale and redesign it for a new, improved use. Entries can range in focus from adaptive reuse to landscape reclamation or object redesign.

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges from around the world, including designer and sculptor Nicholas Dunand; digital artist Shinya Fujimura from 3D-KOBO architect François Lévy lighting and production designer Tyler Littman of Sholight, LLC architectural visualizer Alejandro Nogueira from DECC 3D Art; architect Peter Petz from German-Architects.com digital animator Marc Potocnik from renderbaron architectural visualizer Erik Recke from Datenland assistant professor Katherine Bambrick Ambroziak from the College of Architecture and Design at the University of Tennessee Knoxville; and project architects Maxime Czvek, Thomas Rigby and Tom Boogaerts from BOGDAN & VAN BROECK ARCHITECTS.

In addition to an overall award for Best Overall Design Concept, winners will be selected in the following categories: Best Computer Rendering, Best Animation, Best 3D Modeling and Best 2D Plan. More information, including prizes by categories after the break.

A Crash Course on Modern Architecture (Part 1)

The Barcelona pavilion, now an architectural icon but unnoticed in the beginning. Image © Flickr User CC Wotjek Gurak
The Barcelona pavilion, now an architectural icon but unnoticed in the beginning. Image © Flickr User CC Wotjek Gurak

Merete Ahnfeldt-Mollerup is associate Professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. This article originally appeared on GRASP.

This is where one has to quote William Gibson:”The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.”

Within architecture (and design and planning), there are always several simultaneous realities. One very pragmatic reason is that architecture is a very slow form of communication: it may take several decades from the moment a concept arises somewhere to the point where it becomes mainstream knowledge within the industry, and then even more time before it reaches the general public.

Take the “Modern Movement” in architecture. Basically, its theories and formal language were fully developed from 1919 through 1924. And when we read the history books, we get this distorted version that the great modernist pioneers were only stopped by the evil dictatorships in the Soviet Union and Germany. This is as far from the reality of the era as it can possibly be. 

Keep reading Ahnfeldt-Mollerup's crash course to architecture, after the break...

Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture Unveils Proposal for Mumbai’s Tallest Tower

© Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture
© Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture

Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture has unveiled a competition-winning prototype in which they hope will become Mumbai’s tallest skyscraper. Standing 400-meters about the crowded city streets, the 116-story Imperial Tower’s curvilinear form is aerodynamically shaped to “confuse the wind.” Its 132 “spacious and luxurious” residential units are punctuated by north- and south-facing sky gardens, which break up wind currents around the tower and provide unprecedented access to natural light and views of the Arabian sea. 

Appartement Spectral / BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY

  • Architects: BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY
  • Location: Levallois, Paris, France
  • Project Team: Nicolas Dorval-Bory, Raphaël Bétillon (principals); Federica Sedda, José Rocha Gonçalves (interns)
  • Budget: 33,000 € VAT excluded
  • Area: 20.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY

© BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY © BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY © BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY © BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY

Madla-Revheim Masterplan Proposal / MVRDV + Space Group

MVRDV and Space Group are one of three teams who have been asked to submit a masterplan proposal for the Norwegian town of Madla-Revheim, the main development area outside of Stavanger. The aim of this commission is to develop a model of sustainable growth that treats development principles, transportation systems and built structures as parts of a whole. In this proposal, MVRDV and Space Group propose to concentrate 4,000 housing units on the edge of the 780 acre site, preserving the heart of the development for open, green space, public programs and sports facilities. 

Queenscliff Residence / John Wardle Architects

  • Architects: John Wardle Architects
  • Location: Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia
  • Design Team: Diego Bekinschtein, Lauren Holland
  • Area: 665.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Trevor Mein

© Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein

Unquera Parish Center - Church of the Holy Martyrs / Fernandez-Abascal y Muruzabal + Ortiz y Barrientos

  • Architects: Fernandez-Abascal y Muruzabal, Ortiz y Barrientos
  • Location: Unquera, Cantabria, Spain
  • Architects in Charge: Luís Alberto Alonso Ortiz, Joaquín Barrientos Barquín, Eduardo Fdez.-Abascal Teira, Florentina Muruzábal Sitges
  • Collaborating Architect: Carlos Alberto Gómez Santos
  • Area: 444.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Pablo Ausucua García and Office Images

© Pablo Ausucua García and Office Images © Pablo Ausucua García and Office Images © Pablo Ausucua García and Office Images © Pablo Ausucua García and Office Images

Chinese Coin House / Juan Carlos Menacho

  • Architects: Juan Carlos Menacho
  • Location: Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
  • Collaborators: Alejandra Stall, Martin Guerra, Marcelo Vargas, Bruna Schmidt, Carla Giménez, Silver Cava
  • Client: Adriana De Souza, José Luis Noya
  • Area: 350.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Enrique Menacho

© Enrique Menacho © Enrique Menacho © Enrique Menacho © Enrique Menacho

Conference Center in Corporate Campus Apeldoorn / ADP Architects

  • Architects: ADP Architects
  • Location: Apeldoorn, Netherlands
  • Landscape Co-architects: Bureau B+B urbanism and landscape architecture
  • Interior Co-architects: Ex Interiors
  • Client: Achmea
  • Area: 9600.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Gerard van Beek

© Gerard van Beek © Gerard van Beek © Gerard van Beek © Gerard van Beek

Fairhaven Residence / John Wardle Architects

  • Architects: John Wardle Architects
  • Location: Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
  • Project Team: John Wardle, Andy Wong, Diego Bekinschtein, Chloe Lanser, Robert Kolac, James Juricevich
  • Builder: Spence Construction
  • Structural Engineer : Felicetti
  • Area: 430.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Trevor Mein

© Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein