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Johnson County Justice Annex / el dorado

01:00 - 17 February, 2014
Johnson County Justice Annex / el dorado, © Mike Sinclair
© Mike Sinclair
  • Architects

  • Location

    Olathe, KS, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Dan Maginn, FAIA
  • Area

    48000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Mike Sinclair © Mike Sinclair © Mike Sinclair © Mike Sinclair +16

Harry Gugger Studio's 'The Exchange' to Rise in Vancouver

01:00 - 17 February, 2014
Harry Gugger Studio's 'The Exchange' to Rise in Vancouver, Courtesy of Harry Gugger Studio
Courtesy of Harry Gugger Studio

Construction broke ground last month for ‘The Exchange’ tower in Vancouver, Canada's first LEED Platinum heritage conversion and Harry Gugger Studio’s first North American building. The 31-floor office building resolves the strict urban regulations imposed on high-rise construction downtown and addresses the historical context by preserving and integrating the façade of the city's historic Stock Exchange building.

Zhengzhou Vanke City Gallery / Locus Associates

01:00 - 17 February, 2014
Zhengzhou Vanke City Gallery  / Locus Associates , © Béton Brut
© Béton Brut
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhengzhou, Henan, China
  • Design Team

    Brandon Huang, Jerome Lee, Kenny Fung, Ray Wan
  • Facade Architect

    Shenzhen Upright&Pure Architectural Design Co. Ltd
  • Local Architect

    Chongqing Xinzhongjian Architectural Design Consultants
  • Area

    18000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Béton Brut © Béton Brut © Béton Brut © Béton Brut +15

Antalya Aquarium / Bahadir Kul Architects

01:00 - 17 February, 2014
Antalya Aquarium / Bahadir Kul Architects, ©  Ket Kolektif
© Ket Kolektif
  • Architects

  • Location

    Antalya, Turkey
  • Client

    Antalya Aquarium Company
  • Site area

    30.000 m2
  • Area

    12000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Ket Kolektif , Courtesy of Bahadir Kul Architects

Courtesy of Bahadir Kul Architects ©  Ket Kolektif ©  Ket Kolektif Courtesy of Bahadir Kul Architects +23

Architecture Photography: Lina Bo Bardi's 'Sesc Pompeia'

00:00 - 17 February, 2014
Architecture Photography: Lina Bo Bardi's 'Sesc Pompeia', © Fernando Pires
© Fernando Pires

The designer and photographer Fernando Pires has completed a photographic series on Sesc Pompéia, one of Lina Bo Bardi's most significant works.

The photographer's series explores that symmetry in Bo Bardi's brutalist design, in which two colors, red and concrete-gray, unite harmoniously.

See more of Pires' images, after the break...

© Fernando Pires © Fernando Pires © Fernando Pires © Fernando Pires +15

Studio 19 Community Housing / Strachan Group Architects, Studio 19

01:00 - 16 February, 2014
Studio 19 Community Housing  / Strachan Group Architects, Studio 19 , © Jackie Meiring
© Jackie Meiring

© Jackie Meiring © Jackie Meiring © Jackie Meiring © Jackie Meiring +14

AOR Unveils Floating Platform for the London Wildlife Trust

01:00 - 16 February, 2014
Courtesy of The Finnish Institute in London / Architecture Foundation
Courtesy of The Finnish Institute in London / Architecture Foundation

The Finnish Institute in London and The Architecture Foundation have unveiled Viewpoint, a floating platform on Regent's Canal in the centre of Camley Street Natural Park, London. Designed by Erkko Aarti, Arto Ollila and Mikki Ristola of Finnish practice AOR, the platform will be operated by the London Wildlife TrustThe permanent structure is intended to bring visitors to London's most central nature reserve, connecting them with the wildlife of the park and the Regent’s Canal. In addition, it will also provide the park with an additional workshop space and learning facility, becoming "an architectural focal point of King’s Cross."

Winners of the 2013 BSA Design Awards Announced

00:00 - 16 February, 2014
Winners of the 2013 BSA Design Awards Announced , Via Verde - The Green Way / Dattner Architects and Grimshaw Architects © David Sundberg | Esto Photographics
Via Verde - The Green Way / Dattner Architects and Grimshaw Architects © David Sundberg | Esto Photographics

The Boston Society of Architects has announced the winners of the 2013 Design Awards Program. With programs ranging from accessible design to unbuilt architecture, the following projects were awarded top honors for being Massachusetts and New England's most prized examples of excellent design. 

House 1101 / H Arquitectes

01:00 - 16 February, 2014
House 1101 / H Arquitectes , © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    David Lorente, Josep Ricart, Xavier Ros, Roger Tudó
  • Area

    323.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +23

House In Gankaiji / Nakasai Architects

01:00 - 16 February, 2014
House In Gankaiji / Nakasai Architects, © Syouichi Uchiyama
© Syouichi Uchiyama

© Syouichi Uchiyama © Syouichi Uchiyama © Syouichi Uchiyama © Syouichi Uchiyama +19

The Best Future Cities Presented on Film

00:00 - 16 February, 2014
The Best Future Cities Presented on Film, A still from "Metropolis", perhaps the archetypal futuristic city film. Image
A still from "Metropolis", perhaps the archetypal futuristic city film. Image

From 1927's Metropolis to 2002's Minority Report, this article on the Guardian Cities explores film's futuristic cities - utopias, dystopias, and those somewhere in-between - and asks: which of these cities would be safest? Most suited to under-30s? The best to live in? You can find out by reading the article here.

Smiljan Radic Wins Competition to Design Landmark for Santiago

00:00 - 16 February, 2014
Smiljan Radic Wins Competition to Design Landmark for Santiago, First Place Proposal: Smiljan Radic + Gabriela Medrano + Ricardo Serpell. Image
First Place Proposal: Smiljan Radic + Gabriela Medrano + Ricardo Serpell. Image

Smiljan Radic has been announced as the winner of the competition to design a landmark on San Cristobal Hill, in the heart of Santiago, Chile, that consolidates the hill's numerous antennas into a single infrastructure.

According to the Contest Director, Luis Eduardo L. Bresciani, the purpose of this competition was to generate an innovative structure of iconic character, an architectural work of outstanding quality that would differ from other towers in other cities and give an identity not just to the hill, but to the city of Santiago. The jury also took into account the landscape of the site, particularly the care with which the park would be treated, as well as the tower's relationship with the statue of the Virgin and the hilltop in general. Finally, the functionality of the infrastructure, which should act as both a telecommunications tower as well as a public space with panoramic views, was considered. See the six shortlisted proposals, after the break.

Mención Honrosa: Soza_Atanacio + Aguirre_Castro Arquitectos. Image  Mención Honrosa: GmasP + Saez Joannon Arquitectos. Image Courtesy of Minvu Tercer Lugar: Architects of Invention. Image  Segundo Lugar: Tomás Folch y equipo. Image  +12

Cube Houses / Aleph Zero + Studio Juliano Monteiro

01:00 - 16 February, 2014
Cube Houses / Aleph Zero + Studio Juliano Monteiro, © Felipe Gomes
© Felipe Gomes

© Felipe Gomes © Felipe Gomes © Felipe Gomes © Felipe Gomes +27

FRAC Bretagne Museum / Studio Odile Decq

01:00 - 16 February, 2014
FRAC Bretagne Museum / Studio Odile Decq, © Odile Decq - Roland Halbe
© Odile Decq - Roland Halbe

© Odile Decq - Roland Halbe © Odile Decq - Roland Halbe © Odile Decq - Roland Halbe © Odile Decq - Roland Halbe +11

Capricorn House Medienhafen Düsseldorf / Gatermann + Schossig

01:00 - 16 February, 2014
Capricorn House Medienhafen Düsseldorf / Gatermann + Schossig, © Rainer Rehfeld
© Rainer Rehfeld

© HG Esch © Markus Boeker © Markus Boeker Courtesy of Gatermann + Schossig +15

Arper Relaunches Lina Bo Bardi's Signature Bowl Chair

00:00 - 16 February, 2014
Arper Relaunches Lina Bo Bardi's Signature Bowl Chair, © Instituto Lina Bo e P. M. Bardi
© Instituto Lina Bo e P. M. Bardi

The Italian furniture brand Arper recently reissued Lina Bo Bardi's signature Bowl Chair. The pioneering project of the Brazilian-Italian architect presents a more relaxed approach to "sitting" - one that was fairly radical when it was originally released in 1951. The reissue of the chair - presented at the Salone del Mobile 2013 - is a testament to the forward-thinking vision of the architect.

Arper, who worked in partnership with the Instituto Lina Bo e P.M. Bardi to produce the Bowl Chair, based the design on the original prototype drawings. The genius of the chair is in its simple execution: consisting of two loose parts - an upholstered shell on a metal structure - the seat remains free to move in all directions. It is a chair for living, not just for sitting, and (as with all of Bo Bardi's works) places the human at the center of the design. 

Desenhos. Image © Instituto Lina Bo e P. M. Bardi Courtesy of Arper Exposição . Image Courtesy of Arper Exposição . Image Courtesy of Arper +24

Dream Hotel / Studio Puisto Architects

01:00 - 16 February, 2014
Dream Hotel / Studio Puisto Architects, © Marc Goodwin
© Marc Goodwin

© Patrik Rastenberger © Patrik Rastenberger © Marc Goodwin © Marc Goodwin +14

Playa Vida Residence / Casis Architects

01:00 - 15 February, 2014
Playa Vida Residence / Casis Architects, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 
  • Architects

  • Location

    Coronado, Panama
  • Architect in Charge

    Gonzalo Casis
  • Design Team

    Iván Casís M, Ivan Casis Jr. and Juan Jose Casis
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +20