GRAFT Wins "Apassionata" with Iconic, Temporary Structure for Horse Shows

00:00 - 19 December, 2013
GRAFT Wins "Apassionata" with Iconic, Temporary Structure for Horse Shows, Courtesy of Graft Architects
Courtesy of Graft Architects

German architecture firm, GRAFT, has been selected as the winner of the "Apassionata" competition. Tasked with designing a temporary structure for the exhibition of horses, GRAFT proposed a complete wooden building that could be assembled, dismounted and reassembled at the convenience of the company. 

Learn more after the break...

Fleuve / APOLLO Architects & Associates

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
© Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +17

d3 Housing Tomorrow Competition 2014

00:00 - 19 December, 2013
d3 Housing Tomorrow Competition 2014

Investigation of contextual, cultural, and life cycle flows offers a critical filter for visualizing innovative future housing strategies. Established in 2010, the annual d3 Housing Tomorrow competition has grown to become a leading voice in alternative residential architecture and one of the most notable awards in speculative, performance-based housing design. 

The Crystal Palace Architectural Competition

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
The Crystal Palace Architectural Competition, Site
Site

Architects have been invited to submit expressions of interest in designing The Crystal Palace as a new cultural destination for London in the spirit, scale and magnificence of the original. Plans to invest £500 million in rebuilding The Crystal Palace and restoring the surrounding public park were announced in October by ZhongRong Group, with the support of the Mayor of London and the Bromley Council.

The new culture-led exhibition and employment space will sit at the top of the 180-acre Crystal Palace Park in south London. It will incorporate the listed Italian style terraces, and other Victorian heritage within the park, fully restored for the public. The project is expected to create more than 2000 permanent and temporary jobs as well as attracting wider investment into the local high streets and the wider economy.

Laureus Learning Pavilion / Architecture BRIO

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
Laureus Learning Pavilion / Architecture BRIO, Courtesy of Ariel Huber + Rob Thomas Photography + Architecture BRIO
Courtesy of Ariel Huber + Rob Thomas Photography + Architecture BRIO
  • Architects

  • Location

    Karjat, Maharashtra 410201, India
  • Design Team

    Robert Verrijt, Shefali Balwani, Sahil Deshpande, Pankaj Chakraborty, Ryan Mcloughlin
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Ariel Huber + Rob Thomas Photography + Architecture BRIO

Courtesy of Ariel Huber + Rob Thomas Photography + Architecture BRIO Courtesy of Ariel Huber + Rob Thomas Photography + Architecture BRIO Courtesy of Ariel Huber + Rob Thomas Photography + Architecture BRIO Courtesy of Ariel Huber + Rob Thomas Photography + Architecture BRIO +29

Mine Museum and Archive’s Café / MACh Arquitetos

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
© Gabriel Castro
© Gabriel Castro
  • Architects

  • Location

    Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Fernando Maculan + Mariza Machado Coelho
  • Collaborators

    Fernanda Amaral de Souza e Lawrence Solla
  • Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro +18

CREA-PB Headquarters / MAPA

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
CREA-PB Headquarters / MAPA, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Campina Grande - Paraíba, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    MAAM + Studioparalelo
  • Autors

    Luciano Andrades, Matías Carballal, Rochelle Castro, Andrés Gobba, Mauricio López, Silvio Machado, Álvaro Méndes
  • Project Team

    Sebastian Caram, Gerard Rouillier, Pablo Courreges, Emiliano Etchegaray, Belén García, Gabriel Giambastiani, Jaqueline Lessa, Alexis Arbelo, Pamela Davyt, Aldo Lanzi, Sebastián Martínez, Nicolás Rudolph, Ken Sei Fong.
  • Area

    780.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +16

November ABI Reflects Slight Contraction in Construction

00:00 - 18 December, 2013
November ABI Reflects Slight Contraction in Construction, Courtesy of www.calculatedriskblog.com
Courtesy of www.calculatedriskblog.com

Despite six months of steady increase, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) for November revealed a slight decrease in demand for design services. The November ABI score was 49.8, down from 51.6 in October (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 57.8, down from 61.5 the previous month.

“This slight dip is likely just a minor, and hopefully temporary, lull in the progress of current design projects,” said AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD.  “But there is a continued uneasiness in the marketplace as businesses attempt to determine the future direction of demand for commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings.”

More highlights from the November ABI, after the break...

Ananda Building / Espegel - Fisac Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
Ananda Building / Espegel - Fisac Arquitectos, © Ángel Baltanás
© Ángel Baltanás
  • Architects

  • Location

    Fuenlabrada, Madrid, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Carmen Espegel Alonso, Concha Fisac de Ron
  • Design Team

    Laia Lafuente, Syra Abella, Marcela Aragüez, Mercedes Carretero, Daniel Merro, Su Peng, Miriam Llamazares, David Bravo, Federico Colella, Giorgio Streuli, Miguel Coloma, Giovanni Stalloni
  • Area

    2302.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Ángel Baltanás © Ángel Baltanás © Ángel Baltanás © Ángel Baltanás +13

Fries Museum / Bierman Henket architecten

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
Fries Museum / Bierman Henket architecten, © Michel Kievits
© Michel Kievits
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zaailand, 5, 8911 BL Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Bierman Henket architecten
  • Collaborator

    Bonnema Architecten
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Michel Kievits © Michel Kievits © Michel Kievits © Michel Kievits +13

Francisco Rodrigues Lobo Secondary School / Inês Lobo Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
Francisco Rodrigues Lobo Secondary School / Inês Lobo Arquitectos, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +18

Solo Houses: When Architects Are Given Carte Blanche

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
Solo Houses: When Architects Are Given Carte Blanche , Casa Fujimoto / Sou Fujimoto. Image © by-encore.com, via Solo Houses
Casa Fujimoto / Sou Fujimoto. Image © by-encore.com, via Solo Houses

French developer Christian Bourdais has enlisted eight architects to develop vacation homes on a 50-hectare nature reserve about two hours south of Barcelona. So far, so normal. However, each participant in the "Solo Houses" experiment was given what every architect dreams of (and hardly ever receives): carte blanche. The results, from the likes of Sou Fujimoto, Pezo von Ellrichshausen, and more, are stunning. See them all after the break... 

Casa Faustino / Didier Faustino. Image © by-encore.com, via Solo Houses Casa Johnston Marklee / Johnston Marklee. Image © by-encore.com, via Solo Houses Casa Office KGDVS / Office KGDVS. Image © by-encore.com, via Solo Houses Casa Pezo / Pezo von Ellrichshausen. Image © Cristobal Palma +23

Kenneth Frampton wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Lisbon Triennale

00:00 - 18 December, 2013
Kenneth Frampton wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Lisbon Triennale

The academic and critic Kenneth Frampton, who in the 1980s was instrumental in disseminating Portuguese architecture, as well as the idea of "critical regionalism," around the world, has won the third ever Lisbon Triennale Millenium BCP Lifetime Achievement Award, which distinguishes a person or practice whose work and ideas have been influential and continue to have a profound effect on architectural thinking and practice today.

"It is an excellent ending to this year's triennale, to give the Career Award to someone who has devoted his life to thought and architectural culture, demonstrating once again that architecture does not live only as built works," says André Tavares, director of the Architect's Journal and coordinator of the publisher Dafne.

Remodeling of “San Julián” Public School / Gabriel Verd Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
Courtesy of Gabriel Verd
Courtesy of Gabriel Verd

Courtesy of Gabriel Verd Courtesy of Gabriel Verd Courtesy of Gabriel Verd Courtesy of Gabriel Verd +21

Integrated Social Services Center / Vicens + Ramos

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
Integrated Social Services Center / Vicens + Ramos, © Pablo Vicens
© Pablo Vicens
  • Architects

  • Location

    Coslada, Madrid, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Ignacio Vicens y Hualde, José Antonio Ramos Abengózar
  • Collaborators

    Fernando Gil, Javier Margarit, Joan Ramon Cornellana, Javier Santa Cruz, Pepe López Pinto, Fernando González, Pedro de Pablo
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Pablo Vicens © Pablo Vicens © Pablo Vicens © Pablo Vicens +17

La Passerelle / Pierre Vurpas et Associés Architectes

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
La Passerelle / Pierre Vurpas et Associés Architectes, © Studio Erick Saillet
© Studio Erick Saillet

Courtesy of Pierre Vurpas et Associés Architectes © Studio Erick Saillet © Studio Erick Saillet © Studio Erick Saillet +16

BIG, OMA, Büro-OS To Compete for New Media Campus in Berlin

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
BIG, OMA, Büro-OS To Compete for New Media Campus in Berlin, Proposal from Büro-OS. Image Courtesy of Axel Springer SE
Proposal from Büro-OS. Image Courtesy of Axel Springer SE

UPDATE: OMA has provided more information and images of their proposal, see them after the break.

BIG, Büro Ole Scheeren, and OMA have been announced as the three finalists in the competition to design the new Media Campus for AXEL SPRINGER SE in Berlin, Germany, beating out Kuehn Malvezzi and SANAA. The final ranking will be released in January.

The new campus will be located on the historic site of the former Berlin Wall, what was once a no-man’s land. All three proposals address this contentious history as well as the demands of a 21st century workplace. President of the jury, Prof. Dr. Friedrich von Borries, proclaimed that: "All three projects show how fascinating architecture can be today. No matter which of the three proposals will be realised: The competition is already an enrichment of Berlin's building culture." See all three proposals, after the break...

Proposal from Büro-OS. Image Courtesy of Büro Ole Scheeren Proposal from BIG. Image © BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group Proposal from OMA. Image Courtesy of Axel Springer SE Proposal from OMA. Image Courtesy of Axel Springer SE +45

Sang Seng Jae / Design Guild

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
Sang Seng Jae  / Design Guild, © Hyo Chul Hwang
© Hyo Chul Hwang
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Design Team

    Haun Jun Choi, Sang Mi Jeong, Kang Kim, Jeong Young Chu
  • Chief Architect

    Daewon Kwak
  • Area

    294.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Hyo Chul Hwang © Hyo Chul Hwang © Hyo Chul Hwang © Hyo Chul Hwang +19