The Indicator: On the Road Again

00:00 - 27 December, 2013
The Indicator: On the Road Again, © Jaime Kowal
© Jaime Kowal

Architectural street gang and provocateurs, On the Road, named (I would like to think anyway) for Jack Kerouac’s novel of same name, and let’s just say that is the origin (since I happen to like that book), and the decentralized dérives of this Los Angeles crew remind me of Jack’s edit-as-you-go-or-do-not-edit-as-it-may-be writing style, if he even had a “style” (which is questionable), are at it again, or were just last month for their program, “West of LaBrea / 20131117 / 10-4pm” in which these rebellious, anti-establishment “architects” (some may not be licensed and therefore cannot actually go by the official title according to legal precedents in this here United States of America but you all know what I mean wink wink) once again find themselves out in the streets bombing the architectural establishment, which by the way is critical for the history of Los Angeles architecture, and by doing so have once again reminded us that architecture can be about play and a healthy dose of transgression, though no laws were broken during the making of #OtR3, as it is being called, that I can tell....

KUA2 – University of Copenhagen / Arkitema Architects

01:00 - 27 December, 2013
KUA2 – University of Copenhagen / Arkitema Architects, Courtesy of Arkitema Architects
Courtesy of Arkitema Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Njalsgade, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Area

    37000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Arkitema Architects

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Easy House / TRU Architects

01:00 - 27 December, 2013
Easy House / TRU Architects, Courtesy of TRU Architects
Courtesy of TRU Architects

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Olaya House / David Ramirez

01:00 - 27 December, 2013
Olaya House / David Ramirez, © Camilo Duque
© Camilo Duque
  • Architects

  • Location

    Llano Grande, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Area

    430.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Camilo Duque © Camilo Duque © Camilo Duque © Camilo Duque +24

L’ Arboretum / Coldefy & Associés Architectes Urbanistes

01:00 - 27 December, 2013
L’ Arboretum / Coldefy & Associés Architectes Urbanistes, Courtesy of Coldefy & Associés Architectes Urbanistes
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Call for Papers: STUDIO#06 – POWER

00:00 - 27 December, 2013
Call for Papers: STUDIO#06 – POWER

The relationship between Architecture and Power has been the main character in the urban transformation with no space-time boundaries. Architecture has historically demonstrated its Power in creating different urban landscapes capable of influencing spaces that are lived.

Tower House / Benjamin Waechter Architect

01:00 - 27 December, 2013
Tower House / Benjamin Waechter Architect, © Lara Swimmer
© Lara Swimmer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Portland, OR, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Benjamin Waechter Architect
  • Structural Engineer

    Munzing Structural Engineering
  • Constructor

    Prutting and Co.
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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VIDEO: Bunker 599 / RAAAF + Atelier de Lyon

00:00 - 27 December, 2013

Bunker 599, one of 700 secret bunkers that were used to weaponize artificial hydrology in during the 19th century (see: New Dutch Waterline), recently underwent a radical transformation. RAAAF [Rietveld Architecture-Art-Affordances], in collaboration with Atelier de Lyon, sliced through the seemingly indestructible bunker to link visitors to an existing network of footpaths, create a publicly accessible attraction to those revisiting the NDW, and form a dramatic connection with the flooded plains that were altered more than 200 years ago.

The video above takes you through the process of altering the concrete monolith, ending with film of the stunning result that has been attracting thousands of daily visitors since its completion. To learn more about the project, follow this link.

Qianhai Integrated Transportation Hub / gmp Architekten

00:00 - 27 December, 2013
Qianhai Integrated Transportation Hub / gmp Architekten, © gmp Architekten
© gmp Architekten

Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have been commissioned to design of a new urban development project on a 45 hectare site in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. The competition-winning proposal comprises a transportation hub including five underground railway stations, a border control point and numerous commercial areas. Above ground there will be a range of tower blocks of different heights with apartments, shops and offices to form multi-functional city quarters.

Institute buildings University Kassel / ATELIER 30

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
Institute buildings University Kassel / ATELIER 30, © Thomas Fischer
© Thomas Fischer

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St. Elizabeths East Gateway Pavilion / Davis Brody Bond

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
St. Elizabeths East Gateway Pavilion / Davis Brody Bond, © Eric Taylor
© Eric Taylor
  • Architects

  • Location

    Washington, DC, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Peter Cook
  • Project Advisor

    Will Paxson
  • Project Designer

    Rob Anderson
  • Photographs

© Eric Taylor © Eric Taylor © Eric Taylor © Eric Taylor +10

Cruces Hospital General Services Building / ACXT

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
Cruces Hospital General Services Building / ACXT, © Aitor Ortiz
© Aitor Ortiz
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cruces, 48903 Barakaldo, Biscay, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Gonzalo Carro & Javier Pérez Uribarri
  • Design Team

    Carlos Miguel Guimaraes, Ion Zubiaurre Ros, Marc Oliver Rips, Beatriz Pagoaga Txurruka
  • Project Area

    9963 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

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A-KAMP47 / Stephane Malka

00:00 - 26 December, 2013
Courtesy of Lauren Garbit, via Metropolis Magazine
Courtesy of Lauren Garbit, via Metropolis Magazine

In an industrial section of Marseille, tents climb up a factory wall like a canvas creeper, housing urban campers and the local homeless alike. A-KAMP47Stephane Malka's newest installation, subtly critiques the French state's promise for universal housing as well as makes an architectural commentary - Malka cites Le Corbusier's Unite D'Habitation as inspiration. Metropolis Magazine's Samuel Medina takes an in-depth look at the project in "Hiding in Plain Sight."

Young Projects to Design “Match-Maker” Heart for Times Square

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
Young Projects to Design “Match-Maker” Heart for Times Square, © Young Projects
© Young Projects

Trailing Situ Studio’s recycled lumber heartYoung Projects has been chosen to design the annual Times Square Valentine’s Day installation for lovers in the Big Apple. Made in collaboration with fabricator Kammental, “Match-Maker” will debut early February. 

Nanjing Drum tower Hospital / Lemanarc SA

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
Courtesy of Lemanarc SA
Courtesy of Lemanarc SA
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhongshan North Road & Drum Tower Square, Gulou, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, 210008
  • Architect in Charge

    Vincent Zhengmao Zhang
  • Area

    230000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Lemanarc SA

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Point King Residence / HASSELL

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
Point King Residence  / HASSELL, © Earl Carter
© Earl Carter
  • Architects

  • Location

    Portsea, Australia
  • Area

    510.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Earl Carter © Earl Carter © Earl Carter © Earl Carter +6

Yangzhou River Walk Commercial Complex / BDCL Design International Co

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
Courtesy of BDCL Design International Co
Courtesy of BDCL Design International Co
  • Architects

  • Location

    Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Area

    45400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of BDCL Design International Co

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Norwegian School of Economics / Link arkitektur

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
Norwegian School of Economics / Link arkitektur  , © Hundven-Clements Photography
© Hundven-Clements Photography

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