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Hadaway House / Patkau Architects

10:00 - 19 March, 2015
Hadaway House / Patkau Architects, © James Dow / Patkau Architects
© James Dow / Patkau Architects

© James Dow / Patkau Architects © James Dow / Patkau Architects © James Dow / Patkau Architects © James Dow / Patkau Architects +48

6 Takeaways From NYMag's Article On Calatrava's $4 Billion WTC Station

08:00 - 19 March, 2015
6 Takeaways From NYMag's Article On Calatrava's $4 Billion WTC Station, © Bedel Saget/The New York Times
© Bedel Saget/The New York Times

Ask any person involved in the construction of Santiago Calatrava's World Trade Center Transportation Hub, and they will probably admit that the world's most expensive train station has not been a PR success. In fact things have gotten so bad that a recent article by Andrew Rice for New York Magazine describes the gradual opening of the building later this year as coming "at long last and great cost, to both the government and his reputation," adding that "a decade ago, Calatrava would have made any short list of the world’s most esteemed architects. Today, many within the profession are aghast at what they see as his irresponsibility."

But, unlike much of the press coverage that has greeted Calatrava in recent years, the New York Magazine article is much more forgiving, taking the time to investigate the twists and turns of the project's controversial 12-year history and offering the architect the opportunity to give his side of the story. Read on after the break for a breakdown of six takeaways from the article.

Peter Stutchbury Awarded Australian Institute of Architects' Gold Medal

06:00 - 19 March, 2015
Peter Stutchbury Awarded Australian Institute of Architects' Gold Medal , Peter Stutchbury / Bay House. Image © Michael Nicholson
Peter Stutchbury / Bay House. Image © Michael Nicholson

The 2015 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards have been allocated by the Australian Institute of Architects in Melbourne. The prestigious awards honor emerging and seasoned architects, students, and academics whose interdisciplinary designs have excelled in embracing the possibilities of the profession. Granting 14 awards in 9 categories, the recipients’ work spans a wide range of subject matter and addresses various aspects of architecture’s inherent influences both locally and globally.

The highest award, the Gold Medal, was awarded to Peter Stutchbury, whose lifelong commitment to architecture has spanned education, professional practice, and involvement in organizations. His international work consistently speaks to its specific cultural and site conditions, while adhering to sustainable design principles.

See all the 2015 award winners, after the break.

The VIPP Shelter / VIPP

06:00 - 19 March, 2015
The VIPP Shelter / VIPP, Courtesy of VIPP
Courtesy of VIPP

Courtesy of VIPP Courtesy of VIPP Courtesy of VIPP Courtesy of VIPP +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Denmark
  • Chief Designer

    Morten Bo Jensen
  • Area

    55.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

New Readings Of Space: Placing Pools Of Oil Inside A Baroque Abbey Church

04:00 - 19 March, 2015
New Readings Of Space: Placing Pools Of Oil Inside A Baroque Abbey Church, © We Find Wildness
© We Find Wildness

This sculptural installation, created by Swiss artist Romain Crelier, was exhibited at Bellelay Abbey in 2013. Although the structure dates back to the 12th century, the current Abbey Church of the Assumption was built by Franz Beer in a Vorarlberg Baroque style and completed in 1714.

Almost three hundred years later Crelier's piece, entitled La Mise en Abîme (which roughly translates to, 'to have put into an abyss'), placed two shallow pools of used engine oil to act as reflective mirrors. These 'puddles' "allow the viewers to interact with the architecture of the church by being pulled into the reflection so that they, in turn, become part of the sculpture themselves." According to We Find Wildness' interpretation, "the installation not only dispenses multiple visual thrills and mysteries but also offers a moment where sculpture creates another reading of space."

© We Find Wildness © We Find Wildness © We Find Wildness © We Find Wildness +8

Rehabilitation and Extension of the Colani-UFO / SSP SchürmannSpannel

03:00 - 19 March, 2015
Rehabilitation and Extension of the Colani-UFO / SSP SchürmannSpannel, © Joachim Schumacher
© Joachim Schumacher

© Joachim Schumacher © Joachim Schumacher © Joachim Schumacher © Joachim Schumacher +18

Recreation House Near Utrecht / Roel van Norel + Zecc Architecten

03:00 - 19 March, 2015

Courtesy of Roel van Norel Courtesy of Roel van Norel © Stijn Poelstra Courtesy of Roel van Norel +27

Luo Fu Shan Shui Museum / ADARC Associates

23:00 - 18 March, 2015
Luo Fu Shan Shui Museum  / ADARC Associates, Courtesy of ADARC Associates
Courtesy of ADARC Associates

Courtesy of ADARC Associates Courtesy of ADARC Associates Courtesy of ADARC Associates Courtesy of ADARC Associates +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Luofu Mountain, 罗浮大道, Boluo Xian, Huizhou Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China
  • Area

    6100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012

The Gills / Cong Sinh Architects

22:00 - 18 March, 2015
The Gills / Cong Sinh Architects, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    District 7, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Vo Quang Thi
  • Project Architects

    Vo Quang Thi, Nguyen Thi Nha Van, Nguyen Phuc Bao Thang. Nguyen Nhat Anh
  • Contractor

    Thanh An Interior & Construction Co.,Ltd
  • Area

    261.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Pavilion in a Garden / CollectiveProject

21:00 - 18 March, 2015
Pavilion in a Garden / CollectiveProject, © Tina Nandi Stephens
© Tina Nandi Stephens

© Tina Nandi Stephens © Tina Nandi Stephens © Tina Nandi Stephens © Tina Nandi Stephens +11

SCI-Arc Offers Emerging Systems, Technologies & Media Post Professional Program

19:30 - 18 March, 2015
SCI-Arc Offers Emerging Systems, Technologies & Media Post Professional Program, Courtesy of SCI-Arc
Courtesy of SCI-Arc

A dynamic post-professional program in Emerging Systems, Technologies, & Media (ESTm) offered by the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles has been charged with examining core contemporary issues facing architecture and design today. Spanning topics from advanced manufacturing methodologies to new building systems, this one year Master of Design Research track allows professionals to rethink architecture and design through the experimental hands-on approach of the SCI-Arc community.

The ESTm program tests new levels of environmental performance as it prepares students to successfully integrate formal, technical, logistical, and material processes into advanced architectural designs. The program is open to graduates in architecture, engineering, product design, computer sciences and other professionals who wish to develop advanced research and design skills in light of continuously evolving materials and new production paradigms of the 21st century.

Dong Anh Villa / Hoang Thuc Hao

20:00 - 18 March, 2015
Dong Anh Villa / Hoang Thuc Hao, Courtesy of Hoang Thuc Hao
Courtesy of Hoang Thuc Hao

Courtesy of Hoang Thuc Hao Courtesy of Hoang Thuc Hao Courtesy of Hoang Thuc Hao Courtesy of Hoang Thuc Hao +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Đông Anh, Vietnam
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

February ABI Reports "Nominal Increase" in Design Activity

19:00 - 18 March, 2015
February ABI Reports "Nominal Increase" in Design Activity, February 2015 ABI. Image via CalculatedRiskBlog.com
February 2015 ABI. Image via CalculatedRiskBlog.com

The US Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has returned to a healthy state, recovering from its first negative score in ten months. Showing a "nominal increase" in design activity, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported February's ABI at a score of 50.4, up from a mark of 49.9 in January. The new projects inquiry index was 56.6, down from a reading of 58.7 the previous month.

A breakdown of regional highlights, after the break.

I2-house / Masahiko Sato

18:00 - 18 March, 2015
I2-house / Masahiko Sato, © Ishii Norihisa
© Ishii Norihisa

© Ishii Norihisa © Ishii Norihisa © Ishii Norihisa © Ishii Norihisa +21

Female Architects Earn 20 Percent Less Than Male Architects in US

16:00 - 18 March, 2015
Female Architects Earn 20 Percent Less Than Male Architects in US, Source: Table of 2013 American Community Survey estimates, U.S. Census Bureau
Source: Table of 2013 American Community Survey estimates, U.S. Census Bureau

In 2013, there were 145,439 full-time, year-round architects in the United States - roughly 31,000 of which were women. Making up just over 21 percent of the workforce, these women were on average paid just 80 percent the salaries of their male counterparts, according to the latest statistics released by the US Census Bureau. This means the median income for male architects was $14,877 more than female architects. 

Mynt Flagship Store / Dear Design

16:00 - 18 March, 2015
Mynt Flagship Store / Dear Design, © Xavi Torrent
© Xavi Torrent

© Xavi Torrent © Xavi Torrent © Xavi Torrent © Xavi Torrent +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Art Director

    Ignasi Llauradó
  • Design Team

    Paulina Calcagno, Sebastián Pereyra
  • Client

    Mynt
  • Area

    40.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

AZPML and SHARE Selected to Design 115-Meter Viennese Office Tower

14:00 - 18 March, 2015
AZPML and SHARE Selected to Design 115-Meter Viennese Office Tower, © SBDA
© SBDA

AZPML and SHARE architects have won a competition to the design a new prominent office tower in Vienna. The building, Schnirchgasse 11 “aims to strike a balance between a distinctive identity for the complex and an efficient operation, both in terms of flexibility of use and environmental performance,” by taking on a rhomboidal shape derived from the site’s geometry and shade conditions. 

More about the competition-winning scheme, after the break.

Windhover Contemplative Center / Aidlin Darling Design

14:00 - 18 March, 2015
Windhover Contemplative Center / Aidlin Darling Design, © Matthew Millman Photography
© Matthew Millman Photography

© Matthew Millman Photography © Matthew Millman Photography © Matthew Millman Photography © Matthew Millman Photography +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, United States
  • Principal-in-Charge

    Joshua Aidlin (registered architect)
  • Principal

    David Darling (registered architect)
  • Project Manager

    Roslyn Cole (registered architect)
  • Project Designer

    Kent Chiang
  • Project Team

    Melinda Turner, Michael Pierry, Jeff LaBoskey
  • Area

    4000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs