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How Has The Monograph Become A Default In Architectural Publishing?

05:00 - 18 May, 2015
How Has The Monograph Become A Default In Architectural Publishing?, The bookshop of the Netherlands Architecture Institute, with a space dedicated to the architectural monograph. Image via Nieuwe Instituut
The bookshop of the Netherlands Architecture Institute, with a space dedicated to the architectural monograph. Image via Nieuwe Instituut

It's common to find an architectural monograph (or three) on an architect's bookshelf. Within the pages of these large, heavy, often expensive tomes lie a formalised portfolio of a studio's professional output, interspersed by essays penned by influential writers, thinkers or practitioners. They are sources of both information and inspiration, bringing architecture from around the world into your personal field of vision.

Recent years have seen a vast number of these types of books published on architects and their practices, begging the question: Why a Monograph? Are they simply part and parcel of a studio's creative process, or necessary tools for communication with the wider world? Perhaps more interestingly, what role does the recording of work in this way have for architects in enabling them to take stock and move forward? It will seek to examine how the print monograph has become a staple tool for self-promotion, reflection, and criticism in a world which is leaning towards a gradual digitisation of the discourse.

Intesa Sanpaolo Office Building / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

04:00 - 18 May, 2015
Intesa Sanpaolo Office Building / Renzo Piano Building Workshop, © Enrico Cano
© Enrico Cano

© Enrico Cano © Enrico Cano © Enrico Cano © Enrico Cano + 37

Visegad Town Center / aplusarchitects + S73 stúdió

03:00 - 18 May, 2015
Visegad Town Center / aplusarchitects + S73 stúdió, © The Greypixel Workshop
© The Greypixel Workshop

© The Greypixel Workshop © The Greypixel Workshop © The Greypixel Workshop © The Greypixel Workshop + 17

Bahrain Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Studio Anne Holtrop

21:00 - 17 May, 2015
Bahrain Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Studio Anne Holtrop, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Armin Linke and Giulia Bruno © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan + 16

Alejandro Aravena's UC Innovation Center awarded "Design of the Year" by London's Design Museum

18:01 - 17 May, 2015

London’s Design Museum has announced the category winners of the prestigious “Design of the Year” award. The winner of this year's Architecture Category is the Anacleto Angelini UC Innovation Center designed by Alejandro Aravena

Sefaira Incorporates Customizable Graphics Into Daylight Visualization Software

17:00 - 17 May, 2015

Sefaira, the market-leading daylighting visualization tool, has just announced a new feature for their software plugins for Autodesk Revit and Trimble Sketchup. In addition to the real-time visualizations announced last year, the new update adds customizable, exportable graphics which offer both a point in time analysis or an annual overview, and analysis tools which help designers easily identify overlit and underlit spaces and review heating or cooling requirements.

Call for Papers - "Suffragette City: Gender, Politics, and the Built Environment"

15:00 - 17 May, 2015
Call for Papers - "Suffragette City: Gender, Politics, and the Built Environment", Courtesy of College of Charleston
Courtesy of College of Charleston

The College of Charleston is now accepting abstracts for its upcoming symposium Suffragette City: Gender, Politics, and the Built Environment. Exploring the convergence of these topics throughout history, the interdisciplinary event aims to inspire new research that examines how both past and present efforts have challenged customary gender roles and impacted the physical, social, and conceptual identities of cities. The deadline for paper proposals, which must be 300 words or fewer, is July 1, 2015. For more information or to submit a topic, visit arthistory.cofc.edu.

Sports & Arts Expansion at Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium / BIG

14:00 - 17 May, 2015
Sports & Arts Expansion at Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium / BIG, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Jens Lindhe © Jens Lindhe © Jens Lindhe © Rasmus Hjortshoj + 30

  • Architects

    BIG
  • Location

    Duntzfelts Alle 21, 2900 Hellerup, Denmark
  • Multi-Use Hall & Gymnasium Partners in Charge

    Bjarke Ingels, Finn Nørkjær
  • Multi-Use Hall & Gymnasium Project Leaders

    Ole Schrøder, Ole Elkjær-Larsen, Frederik Lyng
  • Multi-Use Hall & Gymnasium Team

    Ana Merino, Anders Hjortnæs, Christian Alvarez, Dennis Rasmussen, Gül Ertekin, Henrick Poulsen, Hjalti Gestsson, Jan Magasanik, Jakob Lange, Jacob Thomsen, Jeppe Ecklon, Ji-young Yoon, Michael Schønemann, Narisara Schröder, Riccardo Mariano, Rune Hansen, Snorre Nash, Thomas Juul-Jensen, Vincent He, Xu Li
  • Area

    2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Future of Architecture Competition Winners Revealed

13:00 - 17 May, 2015

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Houzz have announced the winners of their Future of Architecture Residential Design Contest and Showcase. Receiving entries from students and emerging architects around the world, the competition highlights prominent approaches to residential architecture in an effort to both recognize the work of young professionals and inform viewers about the worth of “good design.”

The winners emerged within five design categories and were chosen by Houzz’s extensive community of subscribers. To jumpstart their careers, the winners will receive prizes tailored to professional advancement, including participation in an upcoming community revitalization project and expenses-paid attendance to the 2015 AIA National Convention in Atlanta. See all of the winners after the break. 

How The Atlantic Philanthropies Changed Lives Through Building

09:30 - 17 May, 2015
How The Atlantic Philanthropies Changed Lives Through Building, Courtesy of The Atlantic Philanthropies
Courtesy of The Atlantic Philanthropies

In 1982, the billionaire duty-free shopping magnate Chuck Feeney made a decision that would dramatically alter the course of his career and change his legacy forever: he founded a philanthropic organization, The Atlantic Philanthropies, and made a $7 million donation to Cornell University. Two years later, Feeney transferred his entire $1.6 billion stake in his company to The Atlantic Philanthropies (a move that the world did not find out about until 1997), and the organization has since gone on to make $6.5 billion worth of grants, in large part to fund construction projects that changed lives. Now, the organization is winding down, with its planned closure scheduled for 2016. To celebrate almost three and a half decades of giving, the organization has released "Laying Foundations for Change: Capital Investments of The Atlantic Philanthropies." The following excerpt is taken from the book's foreword by President and CEO Christopher G. Oechsli, originally titled "What This Book Is About."

Imagine having the resources to build something that can dramatically alter the lives of people, communities, even nations. Conversely, imagine an unassuming man coming to you and asking what you could build to change many lives, of the people in your community or even your nation. Imagine the possibilities. That’s what this book is about. It’s about fields of dreams, and about the people who were asked to imagine what could be built upon those fields to improve the lives of people, and of the people who come and till those fields and are part of that change. It’s a visual and narrative story of Charles Francis “Chuck” Feeney and The Atlantic Philanthropies and what literally laying the foundations for change means for people and nations.

Rehabilitation Ancient Royal Butcher XVI Century in Porcuna / Pablo Manuel Millán Millán

10:00 - 17 May, 2015
© Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas

© Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas + 19

JaK Studio Designs “Speech Bubble” Recording Studio for BBC’s The Listening Project

09:00 - 17 May, 2015
JaK Studio Designs “Speech Bubble” Recording Studio for BBC’s The Listening Project, © Nick Kane & Ian Woolcock
© Nick Kane & Ian Woolcock

The BBC has unveiled a mobile recording studio designed by London architecture firm JaK Studio, in conjunction with innovation consultancy Seymourpowell. Commissioned by BBC Radio 4, the design was selected following a 2013 international design competition organized by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and will tour the country to record material for The Listening Project. 

Riffing off the project's theme of conversation, JaK Studio's mobile studio converts the form of a speech bubble into a lightweight, aerodynamic booth inspired by the iconic Airstream caravan. 

© Nick Kane & Ian Woolcock © Nick Kane © Nick Kane © Nick Kane + 6

Friends House / John McAslan + Partners

06:00 - 17 May, 2015
Friends House / John McAslan + Partners, Courtesy of John McAslan + Partners
Courtesy of John McAslan + Partners

Courtesy of John McAslan + Partners Courtesy of John McAslan + Partners Courtesy of John McAslan + Partners Courtesy of John McAslan + Partners + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    London, United Kingdom
  • Design Team

    John McAslan + Partners, Max Fordham, Walsh Group, Stephen Cuddy, Anne Minors Performance Consultants, Westco Partnership
  • Area

    2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Apartment in Vilnius / Normundas Vilkas

03:00 - 17 May, 2015
Apartment in Vilnius / Normundas Vilkas, © Leonas Garbacauskas
© Leonas Garbacauskas

© Leonas Garbacauskas © Leonas Garbacauskas © Leonas Garbacauskas © Leonas Garbacauskas + 16

Hybrid Wooden House / Architecture Studio Nolla

21:00 - 16 May, 2015
Hybrid Wooden House / Architecture Studio Nolla, © Yosuke Harigane
© Yosuke Harigane

© Yosuke Harigane © Yosuke Harigane © Yosuke Harigane © Yosuke Harigane + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kagoshima, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Atsushi Takano + Makiko Takano
  • Structural Engineer

    Hf Structural Design / Hiroshi Fukuyama
  • Area

    104.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

3 Student Projects Selected as Winners of ISARCH Awards

17:00 - 16 May, 2015
3 Student Projects Selected as Winners of ISARCH Awards, Rethinking Biotope / Kyriaki Goti and Nikolaos Xenos. Image Courtesy of IS ARCH
Rethinking Biotope / Kyriaki Goti and Nikolaos Xenos. Image Courtesy of IS ARCH

IS ARCH has unveiled the winners of the fifth edition of its ISARCH Awards for architecture students. From a vast pool of submissions, three were selected by the combined evaluations of a jury and public opinion. The international competition promotes the efforts of young designers and encourages dialogue among students and emerging architects by showcasing work undertaken through university curricula. The winners will receive prizes ranging in value from €1,000 to €3,000.

Learn more about the winning projects after the break. 

Lina Bo Bardi’s Archive on Display at her Glass House in São Paulo

15:00 - 16 May, 2015
Lina Bo Bardi’s Archive on Display at her Glass House in São Paulo, © Marina Correia
© Marina Correia

From the architect. The design of the Lina em Casa: Percursos (Lina at Home: Journeys) exhibition was developed with the intention of preserving the spatial experience and the unique atmosphere of Casa de Vidro (Glass House). Understanding the House as the principle legacy of the architect on display and a major object of interest for visitors, the organization of the exhibition stands avoids creating spatial subdivisions that could detract from the building’s architecture. 

Juice Bar Cabin / Not a Number Architects

14:00 - 16 May, 2015
Juice Bar Cabin / Not a Number Architects, © Cosmin Dragomir
© Cosmin Dragomir

© Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bucharest, Romania
  • Architect in Charge

    NaNA / Ermis Adamantidis, Dominiki Dadatsi
  • Area

    120.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs