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Modern Tube House / MimANYSTUDIO + REAL

01:00 - 29 January, 2015
Modern Tube House  / MimANYSTUDIO  + REAL, Courtesy of MimANYSTUDIO
Courtesy of MimANYSTUDIO

Courtesy of MimANYSTUDIO Courtesy of MimANYSTUDIO Courtesy of MimANYSTUDIO Courtesy of MimANYSTUDIO +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Số 6, An Phú, tx. Thuận An, Bình Dương, Vietnam
  • Architects in Charge

    MimA Tran, Joshua Levine
  • Area

    250.0 sqm

Nest We Grow / College of Environmental Design UC Berkeley + Kengo Kuma & Associates

01:00 - 29 January, 2015
Nest We Grow  / College of Environmental Design UC Berkeley  + Kengo Kuma & Associates, © Shinkenchiku-sha
© Shinkenchiku-sha

© Shinkenchiku-sha © Shinkenchiku-sha © Shinkenchiku-sha © Shinkenchiku-sha +36

MVRDV and Interior Urbanism: An Interview With Winy Maas

01:00 - 29 January, 2015
MVRDV and Interior Urbanism: An Interview With Winy Maas, Markthal Rotterdam. Image © Daria Scagliola+Stijn Brakkee
Markthal Rotterdam. Image © Daria Scagliola+Stijn Brakkee

In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, one of the major changes within cities around the world has been the rise of so-called "privately-owned public space," a development which has attracted the attention of many urbanists and is still being widely debated. However, for MONU Magazine, the increasing prevalence (and arguably, acceptance) of such privately owned spaces for public use gives us an opportunity to discuss another aspect of public space: interior urbanism. With the rise of the shopping mall and the increasingly diverse functions required by buildings such as libraries, interior spaces now resemble exterior public spaces more and more.

The following interview is an excerpt from the 21st issue of MONU Magazine, in which MONU's Bernd Upmeyer and Beatriz Ramo interview MVRDV founder Winy Maas, discussing the concept of interior urbanism in the work of MVRDV, in particular in their Rotterdam Markthal, Glass Farm and Book Mountain projects.

Markthal Rotterdam. Image © Nico Saieh Book Mountain in Spijkenisse. Image © Jeroen Musch Book Mountain in Spijkenisse. Image © Jeroen Musch Glass Farm in Schijndel. Image © Jeroen Musch +13

China’s Pearl River Delta Overtakes Tokyo as World’s Largest Urban Area

00:00 - 28 January, 2015
China’s Pearl River Delta Overtakes Tokyo as World’s Largest Urban Area, The Pearl River Delta's urban growth in 1973 and 2003. Image © Flicker CC user NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
The Pearl River Delta's urban growth in 1973 and 2003. Image © Flicker CC user NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

China’s Pearl River Delta has surpassed Tokyo in both size and population, making it the largest urban area in the world, according to the World Bank. The colossal megapolis - a conglomerate of several cities, including Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Foshan and Dongguan - is a central component to China’s manufacturing and trade industries. 

It is now home to 42 million - more people than the countries of Canada, Argentina or Australia. And, considering nearly two-thirds of the East Asia region’s population (64%) is still “non-urban,” the area is expected to grow exponentially. 

E/C House / SAMI-arquitectos

01:00 - 28 January, 2015
E/C House / SAMI-arquitectos, © Paulo Catrica
© Paulo Catrica

© Paulo Catrica © Paulo Catrica © Paulo Catrica © Paulo Catrica +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pico Island, Portugal
  • Architects in Charge

    Inês Vieira da Silva, Miguel Vieira
  • Area

    214.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Aireys House / Byrne Architects

01:00 - 28 January, 2015
Aireys House / Byrne Architects, © Shannon McGrath
© Shannon McGrath

© Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aireys Inlet VIC 3231, Australia
  • Design Team

    Nicholas Byrne, James Jamison, Aaron Polson
  • Area

    377.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Arquine Launches Competition No. 17: Eastern Metropolitan Green Lung

00:00 - 28 January, 2015
Arquine Launches Competition No. 17: Eastern Metropolitan Green Lung

Held annually since 1998, the Arquine International Architecture Competition explores important and relevant topics for society as a whole, creating a space for dialogue and promoting active participation of both national and international architects. It has become one of the best architecture ideas competitions, with over 400 teams from more than 21 countries participating last year.

This year, Arquine is asking: What could be the vocation of the [future, ex] International Airport Benito Juarez of Mexico City? Following the announcement that Mexico City’s new international airport will be constructed in Texcoco, this competition aims to generate proposals for the [future] urban zone. Comprised of a total of 746 acres, the area has the potential to become a catalyst for development and growth of the eastern part of one of the most complex and populated cities in the world.

Determining the future use of the space now occupied by the International Airport Benito Juarez in Mexico City is one of the most interesting urban development challenges worldwide. The public competition offers a way to dig into the potential use of the area and explore the possibility of creating a large green area in the eastern part of Mexico City.

AGi architects' "Floating" Courthouse Wins Second Prize in Qatar Competition

00:00 - 28 January, 2015
AGi architects' "Floating" Courthouse Wins Second Prize in Qatar Competition, © Poliedro Estudio
© Poliedro Estudio

Spanish-Kuwaiti firm AGi architects has been awarded second prize in a competition to design a new courthouse in Qatar’s capital, Doha. The restricted competition, organized by the Government of Qatar, challenged 30 participants, of which four were shortlisted to compete in the final round. 

AGi’s proposal was based off of two grids - the immediate site’s and the larger city - resulting in a “floating,” canopy-like structure that metaphorical “protects” its inhabitants. View the complete proposal, after the break. 

Zhong Huan Plaza Art Center / CAA

01:00 - 28 January, 2015
Zhong Huan Plaza Art Center / CAA , Courtesy of CAA
Courtesy of CAA

Courtesy of CAA Courtesy of CAA Courtesy of CAA Courtesy of CAA +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China
  • Collaborators

    Cui Heran, Zhang Fanwei, Zhangpan, Lin Yun, ChenFei
  • Area

    540.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Melgaço Sports School Monte Prado / Pedro Reis Arquitecto

01:00 - 28 January, 2015
Melgaço Sports School Monte Prado / Pedro Reis Arquitecto, © José Campos | Architectural photography
© José Campos | Architectural photography

© José Campos | Architectural photography © José Campos | Architectural photography © José Campos | Architectural photography © José Campos | Architectural photography +44

KCC Switchenland Model House / THE_SYSTEM LAB

01:00 - 28 January, 2015
KCC Switchenland Model House / THE_SYSTEM LAB, © YONGKWAN KIM
© YONGKWAN KIM

© YONGKWAN KIM © YONGKWAN KIM © YONGKWAN KIM © YONGKWAN KIM +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yeongcheon-ri, Dongtan-myeon, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Area

    1773.0 sqm

Villa Π / Oliver Grigić

01:00 - 28 January, 2015
Villa Π / Oliver Grigić, © Marin Topić
© Marin Topić

© Marin Topić © Marin Topić © Marin Topić © Marin Topić +38

32 Housing / MDR Architectes

01:00 - 28 January, 2015
32 Housing  / MDR Architectes, © Mathieu Ducros
© Mathieu Ducros

© Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Montpellier, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Sancie Matte, Arnaud Rousseau, Frédéric Devaux
  • Team Design

    Frédéric Ganichot, Géraldine Savelli
  • Area

    2800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

El Carmen Hospital Maipu / BBATS Consulting & Projects + Murtinho+Raby Arquitectos

00:00 - 28 January, 2015
El Carmen Hospital Maipu / BBATS Consulting & Projects + Murtinho+Raby Arquitectos, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Pablo Casals-Aguirre +24

Arkadia / IND Architects

01:00 - 28 January, 2015
Arkadia / IND Architects , © Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Turkey
  • Architect in Charge

    Arman Akdogan, Felix Madrazo, Alejandro Gonzalez Perez, Giorgio Renzi
  • Project Year

    2014

Who Are Architecture's Best Young "Disrupters"?

00:00 - 28 January, 2015
Who Are Architecture's Best Young "Disrupters"?, Water Pore Partnership's Holcim-Award-winning project imagines a much-needed piece of water infrastructure for Las Vegas that doubles as a public space. Image © Water Pore Partnership Courtesy of the Holcim Foundation
Water Pore Partnership's Holcim-Award-winning project imagines a much-needed piece of water infrastructure for Las Vegas that doubles as a public space. Image © Water Pore Partnership Courtesy of the Holcim Foundation

In their fifth annual "Game Changers" survey, Metropolis Magazine sought to uncover the visionaries who have the potential to make waves in design and architecture. Profiling six of design's "foremost forward-looking talents," the list includes Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine, the filmmaking duo whose "Living Architectures" series takes a sideways glance at some of the world's most celebrated buildings; Amy Mielke and Caitlin Gucker-Kanter Taylor, whose work as Water Pore Partnership topped BIG and The Living for Holcim's North America Award; and finally Aggregate, a collaborative of architecture historians who are rethinking the way we do architecture theory. For the full list and profiles of all those featured on it, head on over to Metropolis Magazine.

Shoe Gallery / Plazma Architecture Studio

01:00 - 28 January, 2015
Shoe Gallery / Plazma Architecture Studio, © Leonas Garbačauskas
© Leonas Garbačauskas

© Leonas Garbačauskas © Leonas Garbačauskas © Leonas Garbačauskas © Leonas Garbačauskas +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gedimino prospektas 9, Vilnius 01110, Lithuania
  • Architect in Charge

    Rytis Mikulionis, Paulius Paskačimas, Evelina Talandzevičienė (Wallpaper graphic design: Daiva Čiuplytė
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

2015 Wood Design Award Winners Announced

01:00 - 28 January, 2015
2015 Wood Design Award Winners Announced, Burr Burton Academy Mountain Campus / Bensonwood + Annette Dey, PE  © Marvin Windows
Burr Burton Academy Mountain Campus / Bensonwood + Annette Dey, PE  © Marvin Windows

The 2015 winners of the Wood Design Awards have been announced at the Bay Area Wood Solutions Fair in Oakland, California. Presented by WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council, the awards seek to "recognize extraordinary buildings that exemplify not only wood's beauty, but the versatility and structural performance attributes that make it such an interesting material to architects and engineers."

The Wood Design Awards celebrate excellence in nine categories at both regional and national levels. See the winning designs for 2015 after the break.

Mojave Rivers Ranger Station / Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects + Gregory P. Luth & Associates  © John Edward Linden Photography   Stapleton Library /  Andrew Berman Architect + Gilsanz  © Naho Kubota Reveley Classroom Building / Patano Studio Architecture, LLC + DCI Engineers © Sozinho Imagery Venture Capital Office / Paul Murdoch Architects + Simpson Gumpertz & Heger © Eric Staudenmaeir Photography +16