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BIG Designs Rejected Again for Kimball Art Center

00:00 - 27 August, 2014
Revised design for the Kimball Art Center. Image © BIG
Revised design for the Kimball Art Center. Image © BIG

After producing major revisions on a previously rejected design, BIG have had their second design rejected for the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah. City Hall rejected the design on the basis of appearance, arguing that it did not relate to the historic city centre "aesthetically, visually or historically." The second design by BIG marked a complete departure from the original that was selected as the winner of an architectural contest hosted by the Kimball Art Center.

Hong Kong Velodrome / P&T Group

01:00 - 27 August, 2014
Hong Kong Velodrome / P&T Group, Courtesy of P&T Group
Courtesy of P&T Group

Courtesy of P&T Group Courtesy of P&T Group Courtesy of P&T Group Courtesy of P&T Group +16

Hunter's Hall / Bergersen Arkitekter

01:00 - 27 August, 2014
Hunter's Hall / Bergersen Arkitekter, © Kjetil Nordø
© Kjetil Nordø

© Kjetil Nordø © Kjetil Nordø © Kjetil Nordø © Kjetil Nordø +13

Falatow Jigiyaso Orphanage / F8 architecture + Gérard Violante

01:00 - 27 August, 2014
Falatow Jigiyaso Orphanage / F8 architecture + Gérard Violante, © Vanja Bjelobaba
© Vanja Bjelobaba

© Vanja Bjelobaba © Vanja Bjelobaba © Vanja Bjelobaba © Vanja Bjelobaba +27

Bold Urban Renewal Projects in City of Port Phillip, Melbourne

00:00 - 27 August, 2014
Bold Urban Renewal Projects in City of Port Phillip, Melbourne , Screenshot of video courtesy of Traces Films
Screenshot of video courtesy of Traces Films

The City of Port Phillip near Melbourne is taking bold measures to enhance the vibrant atmosphere and livability of their city through a variety of urban renewal projects. Promoting a four part community plan of working together to take action, neighborhood development, community leadership, and monitoring progress, and fifteen priorities for action, the city's commitment to environmentally and socially conscious design and policy alongside a strong support for the arts has resulted in a number of noteworthy projects, attracting designers such as Simon Oxenham of Convic, Gregory Burgess Architects, and Paul Morgan Architects to take part.

Read on after the break to see three videos featuring the award winning projects, created by our friends at Traces Films.

FCN 2009 / Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo

01:00 - 27 August, 2014
FCN 2009 / Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo, © Hélène Binet
© Hélène Binet

© Hélène Binet © Hélène Binet © Hélène Binet © Hélène Binet +20

Heatherwick Exhibitions Set to Tour US and Asia

00:00 - 27 August, 2014
Heatherwick Exhibitions Set to Tour US and Asia, Heatherwick Studio's 2010 Shanghai Expo pavilion. Image © Daniele Mattioli
Heatherwick Studio's 2010 Shanghai Expo pavilion. Image © Daniele Mattioli

Thomas Heatherwick is set to expand his international reputation in the coming year, thanks to two exhibitions that will tour the United States and East Asia, reports the Architects' Journal. The US exhibition, titled "Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio" will tour Dallas, LA and New York from September 2014 to October 2015. The Asia exhibit is yet to be formally announced, although it is believed it will begin in Singapore in Spring 2015. Read on after the break for more details of the exhibitions.

Artist Mark Lascelles Thornton On His Completed Masterwork: "The Happiness Machine"

01:00 - 27 August, 2014
Artist Mark Lascelles Thornton On His Completed Masterwork: "The Happiness Machine", All 8 panels of The Happiness Machine. Image © Mark Lascelles Thornton
All 8 panels of The Happiness Machine. Image © Mark Lascelles Thornton

Over a year ago, we shared a work-in-progress drawing project that captured our imagination with its combination of huge size and meticulously small details. Now, "The Happiness Machine," Mark Lascelles Thornton's 8-foot by 5-foot, three year long drawing project is complete, after over 10,000 hours of painstaking work.

Lascelles Thornton, a self-taught London-based artist who describes himself as "one of those kids that was drawing before I was talking," created the artwork as a response to the global financial crisis, focusing on themes of socio-economics, consumerism, globalism, resource shortages, urbanism and architecture. We spoke to Lascelles Thornton about his artwork, discussing the themes of the piece and the commitment - or, as he describes it, "emotional engineering" - required for such a colossal undertaking.

For the full interview - and detailed images of the drawing - read on after the break

© Mark Lascelles Thornton © Mark Lascelles Thornton © Mark Lascelles Thornton © Mark Lascelles Thornton +21

Hillside / GASS Architecture Studios

01:00 - 27 August, 2014
Hillside / GASS Architecture Studios, © Kate Del Fante Scott
© Kate Del Fante Scott

© Kate Del Fante Scott © Kate Del Fante Scott © Kate Del Fante Scott © Kate Del Fante Scott +23

Grha Adhi Media Complex / Atelier TT

01:00 - 27 August, 2014
Grha Adhi Media Complex / Atelier TT, © Martin Westlake
© Martin Westlake

© Martin Westlake © Martin Westlake © Martin Westlake © Dennis Liandy +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jalan Bintaro, Pondok Aren, South Tangerang City, Banten, Indonesia
  • Architect in Charge

    Jan Steven Tjandra, Lisa Teo, Arddy Berylian, Dennis Liandy, Duhita Anindya Hanifati, Grace Vania
  • Site Area

    3500m2
  • Area

    2900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Savyon House / Michal Sheffer

01:00 - 27 August, 2014
Savyon House / Michal Sheffer, © Shai Epstein
© Shai Epstein

© Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein +21

Saint Roch-de-l’Achigan City Hall / Affleck de la Riva architects

01:00 - 27 August, 2014
Saint Roch-de-l’Achigan City Hall  / Affleck de la Riva architects, © Marc Cramer
© Marc Cramer

© Marc Cramer © Marc Cramer © Marc Cramer © Marc Cramer +21

Hyundai Card Travel Library / Wonderwall

01:00 - 27 August, 2014
Hyundai Card Travel Library / Wonderwall, © Nacása & Partners Inc.
© Nacása & Partners Inc.

© Nacása & Partners Inc. © Nacása & Partners Inc. © Nacása & Partners Inc. © Nacása & Partners Inc. +10

AD Interviews: Yuri Grigoryan / Project Meganom

01:00 - 27 August, 2014

At the III Moscow Urban Forum, we had the chance to sit down with Russian architect Yuri Grigoryan, the co-founder of Project Meganom and the director of education at the Strelka Institute. Grigoryan also led the team that prepared the research project, “Archeology of the Periphery,” a key part of the forum that focused on the challenges and strategy for developing Moscow’s metropolitan area.

Sitting above the “Archeology of the Periphery” exhibition, Grigoryan told us what he thinks the role of an architect should be in society, what it’s like to lead a firm and the importance of innovation. “Architects have two very important roles. One is to do the architecture and to be good in architectural design. And the second role is to build the bridge between architecture, research and society,” he told us.

If you enjoy this interview make sure you check out our interview with both Grigoryan and Alexei Komissarov, the Moscow Government Minister and Head of the Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship of Moscow, on the Forum and “Archeology of the Periphery.” 

AD Interviews: Yuri Grigoryan / Project Meganom AD Interviews: Yuri Grigoryan / Project Meganom AD Interviews: Yuri Grigoryan / Project Meganom AD Interviews: Yuri Grigoryan / Project Meganom +5

Translating Smiljan Radić's Serpentine Pavilion from Fantasy to Fabrication

00:00 - 27 August, 2014
Translating Smiljan Radić's Serpentine Pavilion from Fantasy to Fabrication, The use of fiberglass allowed for the pavilion to be thin and brittle, but also had the strength to span a large face. The pigment made it fire retardant. Image Courtesy of Louis Webb Bird/AECOM
The use of fiberglass allowed for the pavilion to be thin and brittle, but also had the strength to span a large face. The pigment made it fire retardant. Image Courtesy of Louis Webb Bird/AECOM

Settled neatly in the quiet hum of London's Kensington Gardens rests Smiljan Radić's 2014 Serpentine Pavilion, an ethereal mass of carefully moulded fiberglass punctuated by precisely cut openings. Radić desired a structure that appears thin and brittle, yet was strong enough to support itself, and his affection for the rudimental layered qualities of papier-mâché - his maquette medium of choice - inspired the use of fiberglass by AECOM, who engineered Radić's wild ideas. In this article, originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Paper-Thin Walls," an AECOM engineer explains their solution. Read on after the break to find out more. 

IE School of Architecture and Design's SPACES FOR INNOVATION Prize

00:00 - 27 August, 2014
IE School of Architecture and Design's SPACES FOR INNOVATION Prize

New models are emerging, redefining how we work, shop and learn in different environments that impact our everyday lives. IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION Prize is a challenge for young architects and designers worldwide that are able to foresee how work, retail and learning environments will evolve in the next decade.

Video: House Housing - "An Untimely History of Architecture and Real Estate"

00:00 - 27 August, 2014

House Housing, "An Untimely History of Architecture and Real Estate in Nineteen Episodes", was recently exhibited at Columbia University's Casa Muraro in Venice. Staged as an "open house" organised and funded by the Buell Center, the exhibition responded unsolicited to Rem Koolhaas's call to exhibitors at the 2014 Venice Biennale to focus on Fundamentals by exploring housing in nineteen "discrete episodes." In narrating these episodes, brought together from across the last one hundred years in a mixture of domestic media, the exhibition brought together a collection of excerpts from global processes.

Fairy Tales: When Architecture Tells a Story

00:00 - 27 August, 2014
Fairy Tales: When Architecture Tells a Story, Courtesy of Blank Space
Courtesy of Blank Space

Blank Space’s first edition of Fairy Tales: When Architecture Tells a Story is a light-hearted reminder that communication is at the core of what all architects and designers do. The book is a collection of entries from the company’s first architectural storytelling competition, which was launched to reinstate a dialogue between architects and the public.

Fairy tales might seem like an odd genre of choice for this movement, but communication also lies at their core. According to the founders of Blank Space, Matthew Hoffman and Frencesca Giuliani-Hoffman, fairy tales are “relatable, yet sophisticated and nuanced, just like great architecture.”

For more on the whimsical collection, keep reading after the break.