The Bricks / Doojin Hwang Architects

© Youngchae Park

Architects: Doojin Hwang Architects
Design Team: Euijin Park
Location: ,
Contractor: Janghak Construction
Structure Engineer: Samjung EMC
Mechanical Engineer: Bowoo Technology Corporation
Electric Design: Shinhan Eletric Engineering
Civil Engineer: GeoTech Engineering & Consultants
Photographs: Youngchae Park, Doojin Hwang Architects

Unslumming Kibera. Courtesy of AECOM
Unslumming Kibera. Courtesy of AECOM

AECOM Announces Urban SOS Winners

AECOM has announced ‘Unslumming Kibera’ as winner of the fourth annual Urban SOS competition. 
The student competition received submissions from 118 universities in 41 countries. Three projects were shortlisted for a presentation to a panel of judges in New York on Jan 16. …

Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Life

(French, 1801-1875). Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, 1854-1875. View of the reading room. © Georges Fessy

MoMA’s upcoming exhibition Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light  celebrates the impact of this 19th century architect on space, materials, luminosity and on great places of assembly.  The exhibition will run from March 10th to June 24th, 2013 and will be the first solo exhibition of Labrouste’s work in the .

More on ‘Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light’ after the break.

Ruins of an Alternate Future (Jinhua Architecture Park)

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Originally published on the author’s website and blog on Archinect, ‘Ruins of an Alternate Future (Jinhua Architecture Park)’ was written by Shanghai-based architectural designer and theorist Evan Chakroff

One of the great, if seldom realized, promises of architecture is its capacity to affect change. The best architects seem to have this potential in mind constantly as they structure career-length narratives around the social impact that good design can achieve. While this is often hyperbole, and most projects are driven by functional or economic considerations, there is the occasional opportunity for artists and architects to create purely speculative work, where radical departures from established typologies suggest alternatives to the status quo. In these rare cases, novelty is embraced not for its own sake, but for its potential to generate new archetypes, to provide a glimpse into a parallel world where architecture truly has agency: where design can change society for the better. 

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Golf House / Seinfeld Arquitectos

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Architects: Seinfeld Arquitectos
Location: La Molina , Lima,
Design Team: Cynthia Seinfeld, Peter Seinfeld
Collaborator: Daniel Barúa
Area: 712 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Juan Solano

Edificio 111 / Flores & Prats

© Duccio Malagamba

Architects: Ricardo Flores, Eva Prats
Location: ,
Collaborators: Constanza Chara, Fotini Trigonaki, Natalia Uribe, Celia Carroll, Robyn Creagh, Christine van Sluys, Laura Geraci, Jorge Lopez, Abdulla Al-Shamsi, Javier Lecumberri, Mar Garrido, Maria Amat, Elvire Thouvenot, Eirene Presmanes, Andrea Schneider, Filippo Abrami, Arabella Masson, Jorge Casajús, Horacio Arias, Ellen Barten, Michelle Lopez, Nadia Mustopo, Lars Bach, Jonny Pugh
Area: 14000.0 sqm
Year: 2004
Photography: Duccio Malagamba, Adrià Goula, Àlex Garcia

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Courtesy of the U.S. Department of State
Courtesy of the U.S. Department of State

Call for Entries: Organize the U.S. Representation at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale

The U.S. Department of State recently announced a request for proposals from any U.S. nonprofit organization at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, which is set to take place June 7-November 23, 2014. This includes museums, galleries, design centers, schools of…

Down Up House / Avignon-Clouet Architectes

© Stéphane Chalmeau

Architects: Avignon-Clouet Architectes
Location: , France
Area: 50 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

Urban Park of Palouriotissa Third Prize Winning Proposal / Groundlab + Clara Oloriz

View of Environmental Centre / Open Cinema ©

The concept of the park is based on the existing and traditional terraces of Cyprus and, more specifically, Latsia.

These terraces not only allow for the management of the slope and water but link the project’s programme, as an environmental centre, to its spatial design. By consolidating the existing terraces, which define the park’s configuration, the terraces generate an intrinsic spatial relation between the park activities, the landscape and the views. Moreover, the terraces have been designed so a minimum amount of earth will be moved and so people with reduced mobility will have easy accessibility.

The Cullen / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

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Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
Location: Prahran VIC,
Design Team: Tim Jackson, Jon Clements, Graham Burrows, Michael Stelluto, Rob Kennon
Area: 1,200 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: John Gollings

Rendering by RSI-Studio
Rendering by RSI-Studio

New Law Courts of Caen Competition Entry / Baumschlager Eberle

With urbanistic planning in mind, the proposal by Baumschlager Eberle… for the law courts of Caen redefines a new domain in the center of the city. In collaboration with Atelier d’Architecture Pierre Champenois, the shape of the building agrees not only

Bluff House / Robert Young

© Michael Moran

Architects: Robert Young
Location: , New York, USA
Architect In Charge:
Design Team: Casey Feeney, Tom Ambler, Shea Murdock
Photographs: Michael Moran

World-Class Soccer Stadium Underway in Haiti

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Three years have passed since a tremendous earthquake devastated . The long reconstruction process includes the construction of the country’s first stadium to be completed this year. Partners of Project Phoenix have created plans for Phoenix Stadium, a massive world-class professional soccer stadium soon to be located in Cite Soleil, Haiti. This project developed as a result of the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative when collaboration began between Morad Fareed of Delos and Boby Duval of L’Athletique D’Haiti. The vision is to create a world-class stadium for soccer games as well as many other community functions.

Read more about Phoenix Stadium after the break!

Courtesy of New Themes Gallery
Courtesy of New Themes Gallery

Ethan Pines + NEW THEME Exhibition & Opening Reception

New Theme Gallery in Los Angeles is proud to present their first solo exhibition of award-winning photographer Ethan Pines…. Starting off with an opening reception tonight, February 2nd, from 7pm-10pm, his work documents the peculiarity of forms borne of

The Psychology of Urban Planning

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Walkability, density, and mixed-use have become key terms in the conversation about designing our cities to promote healthy lifestyles.  In an interview with behavioral psychologist, Dr. James Sallis of the University of California San Diego in The Globe and Mail,  Sallis discusses how his research reveals key design elements that encourage physical activity.  In the 20th century, the automobile and new ideals in radically changed the way in which cities were structured.  Residential and commercial areas were divided and highways were built to criss-cross between them.  Suburban sprawl rescued city dwellers from dense urban environments that had gained a reputation for being polluted and dangerous.  In recent decades, planners, policy makers and environmentalists have noted how these seemingly healthy expansions have had an adverse affect on our personal and the of our built environment. Today, the conversation is heavily structured around how welcoming density, diversity and physical activity can help ameliorate the negative affects that decades of mid-century planning have had on . Sallis describes how much of a psychological feat it is to change the adverse habits that have developed over the years and how design, in particular, can help encourage the change.

Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College / Nicholas Hare Architects

© Alan Williams

Architects: Nicholas Hare Architects
Location: Belgrave Road, , UK
Structural Engineer & Services Engineer: BDP Engineering
Client: Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College
Area: 14,350 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Alan Williams

Courtesy of Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and Washington University in St. Louis
Courtesy of Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and Washington University in St. Louis

Building Pulitzer Colloquium

Taking place February 8-9, the Building Pulitzer Colloquium, which is free and open to the public, will bring together key participants in the design and construction of this iconic building. The colloquium will provide unique insight into the extraordinary collaboration…

"Books of Copies" at the 13th Venice Biennale
"Books of Copies" at the 13th Venice Biennale

Icon selects San Rocco as Emerging Architect of the Year

San Rocco have been announced as the recipients of the inaugural Icon Award for Emerging Architectural Practice of the Year.
However, San Rocco is not your typical architectural practice. Departing from the traditional model, San Rocco is a collaboration of…