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Foster + Partners Breaks Ground on Taiwan’s National Museum of Marine Science and Technology

00:00 - 16 February, 2015
Foster + Partners Breaks Ground on Taiwan’s National Museum of Marine Science and Technology , © Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners have broken ground on Taiwan’s new National Museum of Marine Science and Technology in Keelung. To be the largest aquarium in northern Taiwan, the museum will face Badouzi harbor, while staying connected to the waterfront and nearby fishing village.

Studio Fuksas Selected to Design Canberra's Australia Forum

01:00 - 16 February, 2015
Studio Fuksas Selected to Design Canberra's Australia Forum, © Archivio Fuksas
© Archivio Fuksas

Italian architects Studio Fuksas have been selected, along with Canberra-based Guida Moseley Brown Architects, to design the Australia Forum, a new national convention centre in Canberra, Australia. Located at one apex of Central Canberra's Parliamentary Triangle, Studio Fuksas describe their design as a "completely transparent and permeable" volume which is "in constant dialogue with the urban context and the environment," integrating into the surrounding hills and the nearby Lake Burley Griffin by reflecting their presence in its skin.

Nomadic Shelter / SALT Siida Workshop

01:00 - 16 February, 2015
Nomadic Shelter / SALT Siida Workshop, © Piotr Paczkowski
© Piotr Paczkowski

© Piotr Paczkowski © Piotr Paczkowski © Piotr Paczkowski © Piotr Paczkowski +44

Creating A 'Domesday Book' Of Post-War Tower Blocks

00:00 - 16 February, 2015
Creating A 'Domesday Book' Of Post-War Tower Blocks, Hulme Crescents, Manchester (c.1971)
Hulme Crescents, Manchester (c.1971)

The Edinburgh College of Art have announced that they will be creating a ‘Domesday Book’ catalogue of every multistory post-war housing project in the UK. The project - called Tower Blocks - Our Blocks! - will contain over 3,500 publicly accessible photographs from the 1980s, documented "at a time when post-1945 high-rise housing is continuously under threat threat across the [UK]." All images will be made searchable in a digital archive.

Video: The Construction of AMO's "Infinite Palace" for Prada in a 32-Second Timelapse

00:00 - 16 February, 2015

Last month, Prada introduced their latest Fall/Winter line not on a catwalk, but in an "Infinite Palace" of disorienting spaces designed by AMO. Continuing the partnership with OMA/AMO that has seen the creation of catwalks, 2009's Prada Transformer and even the soon-to-be-completed Foundazione Prada in Milan, the structure "simulates endless repetitions and symmetries," creating a unique fashion experience that "multiplies and fragments the show into a series of intimate moments."

In this video created and first published by Wallpaper* Magazine, the construction of this mysterious space is revealed, from the construction of the MDF framework and hidden lighting rigs, to the installation of the faux-marble furniture - all condensed to just over half a minute.

Bus Station Canopies / MAXWAN architects + urbanists

01:00 - 16 February, 2015
Bus Station Canopies / MAXWAN architects + urbanists, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Rients Dijkstra and Hiroki Matsuura with Artur Boresjo, Nobuki Ogasahara Rene Sangers, Harm te Velde, Aleksandar Hrib.
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Nestlé Waters Beirut Headquarters / Bernard Mallat Architects + Walid Zeidan

01:00 - 16 February, 2015
Nestlé Waters Beirut Headquarters / Bernard Mallat Architects + Walid Zeidan, © Ieva Saudargaite
© Ieva Saudargaite

© Ieva Saudargaite © Ieva Saudargaite © Ieva Saudargaite © Ieva Saudargaite +30

Den Travoo / BOGDAN & VAN BROECK

01:00 - 15 February, 2015
Den Travoo / BOGDAN & VAN BROECK, © Frederik Vercruysse
© Frederik Vercruysse

© Frederik Vercruysse © Frederik Vercruysse © Frederik Vercruysse © Frederik Vercruysse +27

Construction Begins on OPEN's Pingshan Performing Arts Center in Shenzhen

01:00 - 15 February, 2015
Construction Begins on OPEN's Pingshan Performing Arts Center in Shenzhen, Courtesy of OPEN Architecture
Courtesy of OPEN Architecture

The winning entry in a competition for Pingshan's first theater, Beijing-based OPEN Architecture's Pingshan Performing Arts Center has broken ground in Shenzen. The 1350-capacity theatre is located in the city's new urban district, and slated for completion by the end of 2015.

Read more about the project and view selected images after the break.

Courtesy of OPEN Architecture Courtesy of OPEN Architecture Courtesy of OPEN Architecture Courtesy of OPEN Architecture +27

Casa CM / Paolo Carlesso

01:00 - 15 February, 2015
Casa CM / Paolo Carlesso, © Simone Bossi
© Simone Bossi

© Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Gorizia, 77, 21054 Fagnano Olona VA, Italy
  • Area

    290.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Open Call: Fentress Global Challenge

01:00 - 15 February, 2015
Open Call: Fentress Global Challenge, Tom Bradley International Terminal / Fentress Architects. Image © Fentress Architects
Tom Bradley International Terminal / Fentress Architects. Image © Fentress Architects

The Fentress Global Challenge is an international design competition created to engage students worldwide in the exploration of future design possibilities in public architecture. This year the annual competition is challenging students to imagine "The Airport of the Future."

A Wilderness in the City: How Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Zaryadye Park Could Help Fix Moscow

00:00 - 15 February, 2015
A Wilderness in the City: How Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Zaryadye Park Could Help Fix Moscow , Courtesy of Zaryadye Park
Courtesy of Zaryadye Park

In late 2013, Diller Scofidio + Renfro won first prize in the international competition to design Zaryadye Park, Moscow's first new park in 50 years. The project is a headliner in a series of high-profile schemes that aim to improve the city's green space, including the renovation of Gorky Park and the recently revealed plans for the Moscow River. This article, originally published by The Calvert Journal as part of their How to Fix Moscow series examines how DS+R's urban "wilderness" will impact the city.

In a 2010 interview, the critic and historian Grigory Revzin complained that Muscovites wishing to "walk in parks and get pleasure from the city" would have to "come out into the streets" before anything was done. Hoping that architects would respond to the problem, one of Revzin's suggestions was a park to replace the site of Hotel Rossiya, which had become overgrown since being abandoned in 2007. This wild area in the city centre was, in fact, a harbinger of what is to come: Zaryadye Park, Moscow's first new park in 50 years, which the American design studio Diller Scofidio+Renfro won the international competition to design in November 2013.

Courtesy of Zaryadye Park Courtesy of Zaryadye Park Courtesy of Zaryadye Park Courtesy of Zaryadye Park +9

"Tournesol" Swimming Pool Refurbishment / Urbane Kultur

01:00 - 15 February, 2015
"Tournesol"  Swimming Pool Refurbishment / Urbane Kultur, © Jean Baptiste Dorner
© Jean Baptiste Dorner

© Jean Baptiste Dorner © Jean Baptiste Dorner © Communauté Urbaine de Strasbourg © Jean Baptiste Dorner +17

Video: The Northparker / Jonathan Segal

00:00 - 15 February, 2015

"The beauty of [architecture] is the payoff. That building has created a better place for people to live and a better lifestyle for people." A mixed use building that brings together craft beer, street tacos and modern housing, California developer Jonathan Segal's "The Northparker" has helped transform the once blighted area Northpark into one of San Diego's most up-and-coming neighborhoods. Breadtruck Films shares just how a single building created community and changed a city in the video above. 

MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 Runner-up: Drones' Beach / Brillhart Architecture

01:00 - 15 February, 2015
MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 Runner-up: Drones' Beach / Brillhart Architecture, Courtesy of Brillhart Architecture
Courtesy of Brillhart Architecture

One of five shortlisted finalists who competed for the Young Architects Program (YAP) in the recent 2015 MoMA PS1 competition, ultimately awarded to Andrés Jaque of Office of Political Innovation, Drones' Beach by Brillhart Architecture explores the idea of a multi-sensory setting with a tropical theme as the basis for a performance and public space.

Read more about the proposal and watch the visionary video about Drones' Beach after the break.

Drone Nest. Image Courtesy of Brillhart Architecture Courtesy of Brillhart Architecture Concept Model. Image Courtesy of Brillhart Architecture Courtesy of Brillhart Architecture +9

Maritime Station in Baiona / Santos y Mera Arquitectos S.L.P

01:00 - 15 February, 2015
Maritime Station in Baiona  / Santos y Mera Arquitectos S.L.P, © Santos-Díez  (Bisimages)
© Santos-Díez (Bisimages)

© Santos-Díez  (Bisimages) © Santos-Díez  (Bisimages) © Santos-Díez  (Bisimages) © Santos-Díez  (Bisimages) +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rúa Alférez Barreiro, 8, 36300 Bayona, Pontevedra, España
  • Architects in Charge

    Jose Jorge Santos Ogando, Jose Carlos Mera Rodríguez
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013

Architecture of Independence - African Modernism

00:00 - 15 February, 2015
Architecture of Independence - African Modernism, FIDAK - Foire Internationale de Dakar, Dakar (Senegal), by Jean Francois Lamoureux & Jean-Louis Marin, 1974. Image © Iwan Baan
FIDAK - Foire Internationale de Dakar, Dakar (Senegal), by Jean Francois Lamoureux & Jean-Louis Marin, 1974. Image © Iwan Baan

From February 20 the Vitra Design Museum will host "Architecture of Independence - African Modernism," an exhibition curated by architect and author Manuel Herz. Featuring numerous photographic contributions by Iwan Baan, "Architecture of Independence" explores the experimental and futuristic architecture produced in 1960s Central and Sub-Saharan Africa during the region's period of newfound independence.

Ranch / AKETURI ARCHITEKTAI

01:00 - 15 February, 2015
Ranch / AKETURI ARCHITEKTAI, © Norbert Tukaj
© Norbert Tukaj

© Norbert Tukaj © Norbert Tukaj © Norbert Tukaj © Norbert Tukaj +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lithuania
  • Project Architetcts

    Alda Tilvikaitė , Milda Rekevičienė, Norbert Tukaj, Guoda Bardauskaitė, Eglė Židonytė, Lukas Rekevičius
  • Area

    280.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs