Villa in Hakuba / Naka Architects

01:00 - 18 January, 2014
Villa in Hakuba / Naka Architects, © Torimura Koichi
© Torimura Koichi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hakuba, Kitaazumi District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Toshiharu Naka
  • Structure

    Hirotsugu Tsuboi, Hirotsugu Tsuboi
  • Thermal Analysis

    Yoshitsugu Yamamoto
  • Area

    84.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Torimura Koichi © Toshiharu Naka © Torimura Koichi © Torimura Koichi +22

Ariel Sharon, Architecture and Occupation

00:00 - 18 January, 2014
Ariel Sharon, Architecture and Occupation, © Rianne Van Doevern via Flickr CC User The Advocacy Project
© Rianne Van Doevern via Flickr CC User The Advocacy Project

In response to the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon last week, Eyal Weizman has written an interesting investigation into how the controversial politician used architecture and urban planning as a tool in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, deploying settlements like military tactics rather than simply as housing strategy. The piece is an insightful examination of how power and even violence can be manifest in design, as evidenced by Sharon's "architecture of occupation". You can read the full article here.

AA Exhibition: Third Natures

00:00 - 18 January, 2014
AA Exhibition: Third Natures, The Golden Dome, Tokyo
The Golden Dome, Tokyo

Third Natures presents 15 years of speculations, projects and built proposals by the Madrid- based duo of Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda and their collaborators, ranging from the beginnings of the practice in 1997 to their latest works, completed in 2013. In total, 26 projects are shown through drawings, models, objects and photographs. All this material is organised according to laws of affinity and connection, in an attempt to convey the vast range of the projects and their main field of operation – the space of mediation between people, objects, natural species and built environments. 

Rebel House / Atelier van Wengerden

01:00 - 18 January, 2014
Rebel House / Atelier van Wengerden, © Yvonne Brandwijk
© Yvonne Brandwijk

© Yvonne Brandwijk © Yvonne Brandwijk © Yvonne Brandwijk © Yvonne Brandwijk +8

Inter National Design Win Competition with Modular School Complex

01:00 - 17 January, 2014
Inter National Design Win Competition with Modular School Complex , View from Boulevard Strip. Image Courtesy of Inter National Design
View from Boulevard Strip. Image Courtesy of Inter National Design

Inter National Design (IND), based in Rotterdam and Istanbul, have won first prize in a restricted competition to design a large school complex in Viranşehir, Turkey. Five rectangular courtyards, together with five dynamic public strips, combine to envelop the collection of buildings with a variety of both neutral and dynamic voidal spaces. A degree of permeability with the city is designed into the scheme with the "two types of open spaces following a gradient using the buildings as filters from the hermetic façade of the courtyards to the permeable skins of the outer façade". Hills, pyramid stairs and areas of wild nature tie the atmosphere of the scheme into a unit within a "homogenous industrial roof profile and a modular structure".

13 Cove Grove / Aamer Architects

01:00 - 17 January, 2014
13 Cove Grove / Aamer Architects, © Albert K S Lim
© Albert K S Lim

© Albert K S Lim © Albert K S Lim © Albert K S Lim © Albert K S Lim +19

2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Regional & Urban Design

00:00 - 17 January, 2014
2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Regional & Urban Design, Denver Union Station Neighborhood Transformation / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP © Sponge Production
Denver Union Station Neighborhood Transformation / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP © Sponge Production

Six US projects have been selected by the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) for honorably expanding the role of the architect beyond the building and into the realms of urban design, regional and city planning, and community development. These projects will be honored with the AIA’s Institute Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design at the 2014 National Convention and Design Exposition in Chicago.

STUDIO Issue #5: IMPORT-EXPORT

00:00 - 17 January, 2014
STUDIO Issue #5: IMPORT-EXPORT, Courtesy of STUDIO Magazine
Courtesy of STUDIO Magazine

STUDIO Magazine have just released their new issue: IMPORT-EXPORT. In the contemporary age, in which markets, productions, consumptions, lifestyles and mindsets are connected on a global scale, in a continuous flux of exchanges generating interdependency among them, architecture keeps being contamined by external factors which renovate this discipline's principles.

2014 Glenn Murcutt International Master Class

00:00 - 17 January, 2014
2014 Glenn Murcutt International Master Class

The Glenn Murcutt Architecture Master Class in Australia has become an major annual event on the international architecture calendar. Started in 2001, architects and senior students from sixty-five nations around the world have now traveled to Australia to participate in the two-week residential studio based program.

Youth Centre in Montefrio / Ramón Fernández-Alonso

01:00 - 17 January, 2014
Youth Centre  in Montefrio / Ramón Fernández-Alonso, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +22

Feldbalz House / Gus Wüstemann Architects

01:00 - 17 January, 2014
Feldbalz House / Gus Wüstemann Architects , © Bruno Helbling
© Bruno Helbling

© Bruno Helbling © Bruno Helbling © Bruno Helbling © Bruno Helbling +26

House Cliv / OYO

01:00 - 17 January, 2014
House Cliv / OYO, © Tom Janssens
© Tom Janssens
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kleit, Belgium
  • Architect in Charge

    OYO (Open Y Office)
  • Area

    180.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Tom Janssens     © Tom Janssens     © Tom Janssens     © Tom Janssens     +26

Fazenda Boa Vista - Spa / Isay Weinfeld

01:00 - 17 January, 2014
Fazenda Boa Vista - Spa / Isay Weinfeld, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto Feliz - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Author

    Isay Weinfeld
  • Project Manager

    Monica Cappa Santoni
  • Collaborators

    Domingos Pascali, Marcelo Alvarenga
  • Project Team

    Adriana Aun, Juliana Scalizi, Guilherme Leme, Carolina Miranda
  • Area

    1739.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +15

Via Cordillera / JSª + DMG Architects

01:00 - 17 January, 2014
Via Cordillera / JSª + DMG Architects, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Poniente, Residencial Las Puentes, 66460 Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Design Team

    Javier Sánchez, Miguel de la Torre, Milton Duran, Sofia Villarreal, Rodrigo Márquez, Tomas Díaz
  • Engineering

    JSA
  • Client

    Desarrollos Delta
  • Area

    11075 sqm
  • Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Rafael Gamo, Cortesia de JSª + DMG Arquitectos

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +16

University Boulevard Transit Shelters / PUBLIC Architecture + Communication

01:00 - 17 January, 2014
University Boulevard Transit Shelters / PUBLIC Architecture + Communication  , © Krista Jahnke
© Krista Jahnke
  • Architects

  • Location

    University Boulevard, UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Design Team

    John Wall, AIBC, Brian Wakelin, AIBC, Christopher Sklar, UBC Properties Trust, University of British Columbia
  • Area

    120.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Krista Jahnke , Courtesy of PUBLIC

© Krista Jahnke © Krista Jahnke © Krista Jahnke © Krista Jahnke +14

Shneur House / Yoav Messer Architects

01:00 - 17 January, 2014
Shneur House / Yoav Messer Architects, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron
  • Architects

  • Location

    HaYarkon Park, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Design Team

    Iftah Hayner, Henly Elor, Laura Hoffman Schaeftler
  • Area

    185.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +15

Women to Watch in 2014

00:00 - 17 January, 2014
Women to Watch in 2014

In response to the AJ's third Women in Architecture Survey, the Guardian has presented this list of 10 influential and emerging female architects to keep an eye out for in 2014. While some entries, such as Zaha Hadid,Amanda Levete and Alison Brooks may be no surprise, the list also features some lesser-known names, like Nathalie Rozencwajg of Rare and Hannah Lawson of John McAslan + Partners, who promise to rise to greater prominence. You can see the full list here.

VIDEO: 10 Buildings that Changed America

00:00 - 17 January, 2014

In an hour long documentary for PBS, Geoffrey Baer tours the USA in search of the ten buildings that "changed America." From a state capitol designed by Thomas Jefferson to resemble a Roman temple to Henry Ford's factory that first saw the Model T enter production, the film explores the "shocking, funny, and even sad stories of how these buildings were created." Investigating places of worship, shopping malls, concert halls and skyscrapers this film is tipped as "a journey inside the imaginations of the daring architects who set out to change the way we live, work, and play."