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Deakin Trade Training Centre / Y2 Architecture

01:00 - 23 December, 2014
Deakin Trade Training Centre / Y2 Architecture, © Zachary Couyant
© Zachary Couyant

© Zachary Couyant © Zachary Couyant © Zachary Couyant © Zachary Couyant +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mildura VIC 3500, Australia
  • Collaborators

    Matthew Dwyer, Peter Tonkin, Felicity Brown, Damien Ferlazzo, Stuart Redmond
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

UK Housing Review Panel "Needs To Be More Balanced," Admits Terry Farrell

00:00 - 23 December, 2014
UK Housing Review Panel "Needs To Be More Balanced," Admits Terry Farrell, © Agnese Sanvito, via Farrells Facebook Page
© Agnese Sanvito, via Farrells Facebook Page

Last week the UK Government appointed a new housing design panel, intended to "ensure that new homes are not only lower-cost but also high-quality and well-designed." The panel will be led by Terry Farrell, classical architect Quinlan Terry and aesthetics philosopher Roger Scruton, as well as representatives from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), the UK Design Council and lobby group Create Streets. However, the profession was quick to criticize the selection of the three lead members of the panel.

Closse Residence / NatureHumaine

01:00 - 23 December, 2014
Closse Residence /  NatureHumaine, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +21

Galeria Babilônia 1500 / Rua Arquitetos

00:00 - 22 December, 2014
Galeria Babilônia 1500  / Rua Arquitetos, © Damien Jacob
© Damien Jacob

© Damien Jacob © Damien Jacob © Damien Jacob © Damien Jacob +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    R. Babilônia , Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20511-150, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Pedro Évora
  • Co-author

    Pedro Rivera
  • Staff

    Carina Batista, Mariana Albuquerque
  • Area

    230.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Pavilion at Architect’s Residence / Kythreotis Architects

01:00 - 22 December, 2014
Pavilion at Architect’s Residence / Kythreotis Architects, © Stelios Kallinikou
© Stelios Kallinikou

© Stelios Kallinikou © Stelios Kallinikou © Stelios Kallinikou © Stelios Kallinikou +22

Lee Kong Chian School Of Medicine / LOOK Architects

01:00 - 22 December, 2014
Lee Kong Chian School Of Medicine / LOOK Architects, Courtesy of LOOK Architects
Courtesy of LOOK Architects

Courtesy of LOOK Architects Courtesy of LOOK Architects Courtesy of LOOK Architects Courtesy of LOOK Architects +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    11 Mandalay Road, Singapore
  • Area

    3985.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013

TailorCrete Seeks to Revolutionize Concrete Fabrication

00:00 - 22 December, 2014
TailorCrete Seeks to Revolutionize Concrete Fabrication, © STAMER KONTOR
© STAMER KONTOR

Concrete construction has been an important part of architectural practice since the Roman Empire. Extremely malleable, fluid concrete is capable of being poured into almost any conceivable form. In theory, this makes it an ideal building material. In practice, however, creating complex forms out of concrete is extremely inefficient. Pouring on sight requires formwork that is painstakingly made by hand, and precast concrete is usually limited by orthogonal molds. Concrete has become restricted to a few simple forms that are easy and cheap to produce when, in many cases, a building would benefit from concrete casting that is optimized for its structural and economical needs. How do we make such optimization feasible? This is the question that the EU sponsored TailorCrete has attempted to answer. A research consortium lasting for four years, TailorCrete is exploring new technologies that could make non-standard concrete structures commonplace.

Four Presidential Libraries for Obama to Consider

01:00 - 22 December, 2014
Four Presidential Libraries for Obama to Consider , University of Illinois at Chicago. Image Courtesy of UIC
University of Illinois at Chicago. Image Courtesy of UIC

Of the four locations that are under consideration to host the future Barack Obama presidential library, two have released visions of what could be if their sites were selected - the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and the University of Hawaii at Honolulu (UH). UH, who’s offering a stunning oceanside site on Waikiki Beach, paired Snøhetta, MOS, and Allied Works Architecture with local architects to draw up proposals, all of which share a deep connection to nature. UIC, on the other hand, has proposed an idea that reinterprets the library as a systemized network of public infrastructure focused on revitalization. 

View all four proposals, after the break.

University of Illinois at Chicago. Image Courtesy of UIC Snøhetta and WCIT Architecture at UH. Image Courtesy of UIC Allied Works Architecture at UH. Image Courtesy of UIC MOS and Workshop-HI at UH. Image Courtesy of UIC +18

Samsung Commissions Choon-Soo Ryu to Design Vietnamese Community Center

00:00 - 22 December, 2014
Samsung Commissions Choon-Soo Ryu to Design Vietnamese Community Center, Courtesy of Samsung Electronics
Courtesy of Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics is spearheading a village development project in ThuyHoa, Vietnam, as part of a new social contribution program named “the Nanum Village.” The Nanum Village is a project where the local government cooperates with residents of a village who are willing to develop their neighborhood, improving the public infrastructure and supporting local people’s initiatives for sustainable development of the village. This new community center by Korean architect Choon-Soo Ryu will be built in 2015 as a result of that initiative.

Balint House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

01:00 - 22 December, 2014
Balint House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, © Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo

© Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo +29

Siu Siu – Lab of Primitive Senses / DIVOOE ZEIN Architects

01:00 - 22 December, 2014
Siu Siu – Lab of Primitive Senses / DIVOOE ZEIN Architects, Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects
Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects

Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects +45

RIBA To Open Chapter In India

00:00 - 22 December, 2014
RIBA To Open Chapter In India, Charles Correa, Indian architect and recipient of the RIBA Gold Medal (1984). Image © Charles Correa Associates
Charles Correa, Indian architect and recipient of the RIBA Gold Medal (1984). Image © Charles Correa Associates

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have announced that they will open a chapter in India in 2015 in order to offer "enhanced membership support, networking opportunities and a forum for local activities and CPD." It will also allow the RIBA to work "collaboratively with the Indian Institute for Architects (IIA) for the enhancement of the profession." The launch of this branch of the institute follows the opening of chapters in the USA, Hong Kong and the Gulf in recent years. According to Chloe Sadler, RIBA Head of International Chapters, the RIBA currently has "just under 100 members in India who are working tirelessly to uphold the principles of the [institute] and share the importance of good design." "This new Chapter will cement the RIBA’s commitment to support our members in India through knowledge exchange and the celebration of architecture."

Inclusivity as Architectural Program: A Reflection on Vancouver's Woodward’s Redevelopment Five Years On

01:00 - 22 December, 2014
Inclusivity as Architectural Program: A Reflection on Vancouver's Woodward’s Redevelopment Five Years On, The need for "body heat" to reactivate the abandoned site led to a high density, and ultimately to the development's 43 and 32 storey towers. Image © Bob Matheson
The need for "body heat" to reactivate the abandoned site led to a high density, and ultimately to the development's 43 and 32 storey towers. Image © Bob Matheson

Officially opened in 2010, the Woodward’s Redevelopment project designed by Vancouver based Henriquez Partners Architects and situated in the city’s Downtown Eastside (DTES), was a contentious proposal from the time of its inception, and has continued to be so in the almost five years since its completion. Yet as the large-scale mixed-use complex, and its role in the community, nears the first of many milestone anniversaries, it offers us a chance for critical reflection and allows for perceptions and understandings to be gathered and assessed.

What has made Woodward’s an interesting case study, however, is the project’s attempt to act as a model for responsible development with respect to the regeneration of its surrounding urban and community context. Yet there has also been much criticism, with fears over rapid gentrification and claims that it has displaced some of the community’s most at-risk residents. For managing partner Gregory Henriquez, however, it was seen as an opportunity to introduce a place of inclusivity into the neighbourhood and as a chance to “share a portion of the wealth created in real estate development to support the greater good.”

© Bob Matheson The umbilical-cord-like "rebirth stair" is a defining feature of the development's public space. Image © Bob Matheson © Paul Worchal © Bob Matheson +8

Grimshaw Receives Planning Approval for Phase Two of Belfast's City Quays Masterplan

00:00 - 22 December, 2014
Grimshaw Receives Planning Approval for Phase Two of Belfast's City Quays Masterplan, Courtesy of Grimshaw
Courtesy of Grimshaw

Grimshaw Architects have received full planning approval for City Quays 2, the second building planned as part of their City Quays masterplan for Belfast Harbour’s Clarendon Dock. To be built on a former ferry terminal site, City Quays 2 will stretch nine stories high and provide over 95,000 square feet of flexible work space.

Multicultural Centre in Isbergues / Dominique Coulon & Associés

01:00 - 22 December, 2014
Multicultural Centre in Isbergues  / Dominique Coulon & Associés, © David Romero-Uzeda
© David Romero-Uzeda

© David Romero-Uzeda © David Romero-Uzeda © David Romero-Uzeda © David Romero-Uzeda +41

Apartment H+M / destilat

01:00 - 22 December, 2014
Apartment H+M / destilat , © Monika Nguyen
© Monika Nguyen

© Monika Nguyen © Monika Nguyen © Monika Nguyen © Monika Nguyen +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mariahilfer Straße, Wien, Austria
  • Area

    130.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

INABA Frames Empire State Building with Animated "New York Light" Installation

01:00 - 22 December, 2014
INABA Frames Empire State Building with Animated "New York Light" Installation, © Zhonghan Huang
© Zhonghan Huang

From the architect. This holiday season, wedged between two New York City icons - the Flatiron and Empire State building - stands the #NewYorkLight public art installation by Brooklyn-based INABA. A magnificent place to experience the Manhattan grid, the installation frames a unique and uninterrupted view of the skyline due to the clearing of Madison Square Park. 

© Naho Kubota © Zhonghan Huang © Naho Kubota © Naho Kubota +14

Convento House / Enrique Mora Alvarado

01:00 - 22 December, 2014
Convento House / Enrique Mora Alvarado, Courtesy of Enrique Mora Alvarado
Courtesy of Enrique Mora Alvarado
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chone, Ecuador
  • Project director

    Enrique Mora Alvarado
  • Area

    125.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014