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90 of Mankind’s Greatest Architectural Achievements

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
90 of Mankind’s Greatest Architectural Achievements, © Pop Chart Lab
© Pop Chart Lab

Hagia Sophia, Guggenheim Bilbao, and Burj Khalifa are amongst 90 structural feats in which Pop Chart Lab has deemed to be “mankind’s greatest architectural achievements since prehistory.” Each are hand-drafted and presented on this blueprint-style infographic to commemorate great architecture. 

Ernö Goldfinger's Balfron Tower to Open For Tours in October

00:00 - 25 September, 2014
Ernö Goldfinger's Balfron Tower to Open For Tours in October, © Flickr CC User Diamond Geezer
© Flickr CC User Diamond Geezer

The UK's National Trust has announced the 'pop-up' opening of a property in Ernö Goldfinger's famous Balfron Tower in London, offering public access to Flat 130 of the brutalist icon from the 1st to the 12th of October. Completed in 1967, the Balfron Tower was the first of Goldfinger's two distinctive London housing blocks (the other being Trellick Tower), and in 1968 Goldfinger himself lived for two months in Flat 130, to demonstrate the desirability of high-rise living.

More on the tours after the break

Leyva 506 / APT arquitectura para todos

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
Leyva 506 / APT arquitectura para todos, © Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa +41

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Lilian Rebollo Uribe, Edgar Saúl Bahena Cruz
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

San Damián Housing Estate / Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
San Damián Housing Estate / Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos, © Midas / Pablo Blanco
© Midas / Pablo Blanco

© Midas / Pablo Blanco © Midas / Pablo Blanco © Midas / Pablo Blanco © Midas / Pablo Blanco +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Camino San Francisco de Asís, Las Condes, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Rodrigo Chauriye, Beatriz Stäger
  • Area

    3200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Restaurant in Preaiba / Yellow Office

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
Restaurant in Preaiba / Yellow Office, © Vladimir Mindru
© Vladimir Mindru

© Vladimir Mindru © Vladimir Mindru © Vladimir Mindru © Vladimir Mindru +18

Private Hospital Terra Quente / Pitagoras Group

00:00 - 25 September, 2014
Private Hospital Terra Quente / Pitagoras Group, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    5370 Mirandela, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Fernando Seara de Sá, Raul Roque Figueiredo, Alexandre Coelho Lima, Manuel Luís Vilhena Roque
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

El Carajo House / Obranegra Arquitectos

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
El Carajo House / Obranegra Arquitectos, © Nicolás Mántaras
© Nicolás Mántaras

© Isaac Ramírez © Isaac Ramírez © Nicolás Mántaras © Isaac Ramírez +23

Mecanoo Chosen to Redevelop Dutch Train Station

00:00 - 25 September, 2014
Mecanoo Chosen to Redevelop Dutch Train Station, Courtesy of Mecanoo
Courtesy of Mecanoo

Mecanoo, in collaboration with engineering consultancy Movares, has been chose to redevelop the Ede train station in the Netherlands. An important entry for the city and Veluwe National Park, the design hopes to transform the station into a “showpiece” and vibrant center for the Veluwse Poort. 

“The vision of the design is defined by an unobtrusive appearance; the natural environment serves as a starting point for the characteristic materialization that connects the buildings and the station square, emphasizing the area’s built identity,” described Mecanoo. 

Galeries Lafayette Department Store / Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
Galeries Lafayette Department Store / Manuelle Gautrand Architecture, © Vincent Fillon
© Vincent Fillon

© Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon +25

Zaha Hadid's Student Envisions an Antarctic Port For Tourism and Research

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
Zaha Hadid's Student Envisions an Antarctic Port For Tourism and Research, Courtesy of Sergiu-Radu Pop
Courtesy of Sergiu-Radu Pop

Antarctic icebergs morph into a sprawling multi-functional hub for research, transport and accommodation in one of the latest projects to come out of Zaha Hadid's Studio at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Designed by architecture student Sergiu-Radu Pop, the project hypothesizes a point of arrival for the world's final frontier of development. The project employs biomimicry as a primary design tool, replicating the jagged asymmetrical edges of ice formations along the coast of the southern ocean. 

Enter the Transformable Antarctic Research Facility with more photos and info after the break

Courtesy of Sergiu-Radu Pop Courtesy of Sergiu-Radu Pop Courtesy of Sergiu-Radu Pop Courtesy of Sergiu-Radu Pop +17

Tourist Office and Landscaping of Quinta do Aido / CG+LSC

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
Tourist Office and Landscaping of Quinta do Aido / CG+LSC, © Pedro Lobo
© Pedro Lobo

© Ana Neiva © Ana Neiva © Pedro Lobo © Ana Neiva +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    4690 Cinfães, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Carlos Guimarães, Luis Soares Carneiro
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

The Woman Architect Who Specialises In Mosques

00:00 - 25 September, 2014
The Woman Architect Who Specialises In Mosques, Dome of the Sakirin Mosque, Istanbul. Image © ZF Design
Dome of the Sakirin Mosque, Istanbul. Image © ZF Design

As part of CNN's Leading Women series, Sheena McKenzie explores the work of Turkish architect Zeynep Fadillioglu - perhaps the first female architect to design a mosque, now on her third. In buildings where men and women are traditionally separated for worship, and women are often given a smaller space, Fadillioglu "purposely placed the women's section in one of the most beautiful parts of the light-flooded dome" in Istanbul's Sakirin Mosque. McKenzie concludes that although "Fadillioglu might have made a name for herself designing mosques, you don't needn't be religious to admire their beauty."

Kindergarten Mavrica / Breda Bizjak (BB arhitekti), Lidija Dragišić (Studio 360), Katja Florjanc, Emir Jelkić, Ajda Vogelnik Saje

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
Kindergarten Mavrica / Breda Bizjak (BB arhitekti), Lidija Dragišić (Studio 360), Katja Florjanc, Emir Jelkić, Ajda Vogelnik Saje, © Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

© Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič +27

Thom Mayne, Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu among the RIBA's 2015 Fellowships

00:00 - 25 September, 2014
Thom Mayne, Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu among the RIBA's 2015 Fellowships, Amateur Architecture Studio (Wang Shu + Lu Wenyu)'s Ningbo History Museum. Image © Lv Hengzhong, Courtesy of Amateur Architecture Studio
Amateur Architecture Studio (Wang Shu + Lu Wenyu)'s Ningbo History Museum. Image © Lv Hengzhong, Courtesy of Amateur Architecture Studio

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced 13 Honorary Fellowships and 11 International Fellowships which it will award at an event on February 3rd, along with the recently announced RIBA Royal Gold Medal.

Among others, the Honorary Fellowships include Director of Architecture at the British Design Council Vicky Richardson and academic Dalibor Vesely; the International Fellowships include Pritzker Prize Winners Thom Mayne and Wang Shu and his Partner Lu Wenyu. The Honorary and International Fellowships entitle winners to use the initials 'Hon FRIBA' and 'Int FRIBA,' respectively after their names.

Read on after the break for the full Fellowship lists

Berlage Master Class: “Architecture without Architects…Architects without Architecture?

00:00 - 25 September, 2014
Berlage Master Class: “Architecture without Architects…Architects without Architecture?

The Berlage is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed architect Ben van Berkel, cofounder and principal architect of UN Studio, is leading a design master class in November 2014 entitled “Architecture without Architects.. Architects without Architecture?”

New BIG-Designed Neighborhood to Activate Aarhus’ Waterfront

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
New BIG-Designed Neighborhood to Activate Aarhus’ Waterfront, Courtesy of BIG
Courtesy of BIG

BIG has unveiled plans for Bassin 7 (BSN7), a new civic-minded, mixed-use neighborhood in Denmark’s second largest city. The phased development will “breathe life into the harbor front,” placing importance on the public realm by organizing the site’s seven residential buildings with a series of recreational and cultural activities, including a beach zone, swimming pools, theater and cafe, along a public promenade. 

One Central Park / Ateliers Jean Nouvel

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
One Central Park / Ateliers Jean Nouvel , Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Murray Fredericks
Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Murray Fredericks

Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Simon Wood Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Murray Fredericks Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Murray Fredericks Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Simon Wood +20

DOMunder / JDdVarchitects

01:00 - 24 September, 2014
DOMunder / JDdVarchitects, © Oliver Schuh
© Oliver Schuh

© Oliver Schuh © Oliver Schuh © Oliver Schuh © Oliver Schuh +13