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Forest House / Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz

01:00 - 10 April, 2014
Forest House / Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz, Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz
Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz

Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz +13

Exhibition: Bowlarama: California Bowling Architecture, 1954-1964

00:00 - 10 April, 2014
Exhibition: Bowlarama: California Bowling Architecture, 1954-1964, Holiday Bowl / © Jack Laxer
Holiday Bowl / © Jack Laxer

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The Architecture of Kowloon Walled City: An Excerpt from 'City of Darkness Revisited'

01:00 - 10 April, 2014
The Architecture of Kowloon Walled City: An Excerpt from 'City of Darkness Revisited', Courtesy of 'City of Darkness Revisited'
Courtesy of 'City of Darkness Revisited'

In light of the release of a second, revised edition of City of Darkness -- the authoritative text on Kowloon Walled City, which you can help Kickstart here -- authors Greg Girard and Ian Lambot have shared an excerpt from City of Darkness Revisited

The early phases of the Walled City were characterised by predictable building typologies and the buildings were constructed on the principle of squatters’ rights, with random construction on spots of available land by whoever got there first. Alleyways and passages evolved – unplanned – into the established ‘map’ of the City, which would remain until it came down. A basic electric supply existed, increasingly burdened by illegal connections that frequently overloaded the system, and the few standpipes supplied the only water. As the need to accommodate the ever growing residential and commercial populations forced it to in the 1960s, the building typology of the Walled City made the leap from two- to three-storey residential structures to taller, six- to seven-storey ones. This represented an important threshold, because at these greater heights the buildings unavoidably became more complex and required greater labour to realise, reinforced concrete, more investment, and so on. They also required a different way of living. Water had to be transported up to the higher floors by hand. Likewise the propane gas canisters that furnished fuel to cook or heat water.

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Archaeology of the Periphery: Moscow Beyond Its Center

00:00 - 10 April, 2014
Archaeology of the Periphery: Moscow Beyond Its Center

In Archaeology of the Periphery, a publication emerging out of the Moscow Urban Forum, a variety of specialists tackle the issue of a strategy for the development of Moscow's metropolitan area. As one of the best examples of urban concentric development, teams of engineers, architects, planners, economists and sociologists, studied the Russian metropolis with a pointed focus on the periphery—specifically the territory between the Third Ring Road and the Moscow Ring Road. Using an "archaeological" approach, the study reveals entrenched and hidden planning structures in order to increase the awareness and attractiveness of the periphery. Archaeology of the Periphery argues that examination of the city's fringe requires different methods of analysis than would be applied to traditional city centers.

"As the centre sets a certain quality of life and serves as a benchmark for the entire city, the high "gravitation" of the centre makes the signs of urban life invisible on the outskirts. Different optics are required in order to work with the non-central urban space. The tactic of "taking out" the centre and "sharpening the focus" on the peripheral territory will reveal what has been obscured and help identify the processes that take place, study potential, support or control the current forces at play.

The term "periphery," which is based on the opposition to a semantic centre is used in a wide range of scientific fields. The myriad of approaches underlines the ambiguity of the phenomenon and at the same time provides a base for an multidisciplinary research. This research was performed by experts in sociology (S), politics (P), architecture and urban planning (A), culture (C), economics (E) and big data (D). Methodology — SPACED — allows a broader view of the actual and potential intersections, going."

Disseny Hub Barcelona Oficinas para el museo FAD y BCD / BAAS Arquitectura

01:00 - 10 April, 2014
Disseny Hub Barcelona Oficinas para el museo FAD y BCD / BAAS Arquitectura, © Marcela Grassi
© Marcela Grassi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Jordi Badia
  • Design Team

    Rafael Berengena
  • Area

    2074.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Pedro Pegenaute © Marcela Grassi © Marcela Grassi © Pedro Pegenaute +15

Nieuw Leyden Block / Arons en Gelauff Architecten

01:00 - 10 April, 2014
Nieuw Leyden Block / Arons en Gelauff Architecten, © Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer

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Details Emerge on World’s Largest Airport Terminal in Istanbul

01:00 - 10 April, 2014
Details Emerge on World’s Largest Airport Terminal in Istanbul, © MIR
© MIR

Grimshaw, Nordic Office of Architecture (Oslo) and Haptic Architects (London) have released details on what is expected to be the world’s busiest airport terminal: Istanbul Grand Airport. Planned for the Black Sea coast, just 35 kilometers outside the city, the six-runway development, masterplanned by Arup, will serve as a modern gateway to Istanbul and Turkey. 

The first of the project’s four phases is slated for completion in 2018 and will serve 90 million passengers per year. Once all phases are complete, the airport’s capacity will expand to over 150 million annual passengers, making it the world’s largest airport terminal under a single roof. 

“The Istanbul Grand Airport will be a modern, highly functional airport, with a unique sense of space,” described Nordic. “The airport is inspired by what makes Istanbul great: a large-scale, heaving metropolis with millennia of history, stunning architecture, both new and old, and a richness in color, patterns and quality of light.”

Mexico City Shortlists Seven Architects for Major Airport Expansion

00:00 - 10 April, 2014
Mexico City Shortlists Seven Architects for Major Airport Expansion, Zagreb Airport Competition Proposal / ZHA © Zaha Hadid Architects
Zagreb Airport Competition Proposal / ZHA © Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster and Richard Rogers are among seven international practices listed to compete for a 5,000 hectare expansion that hopes to “alleviate severe congestion” at the Mexico City airport. With each team led by Mexican firms, the shortlisted architects, which also include SOM, Gensler, Pascall+Watson and Teodoro González de León with Taller de Arquitectura X, have been asked to envision a 70-gate, phased expansion capable of hosting 40-million passengers per year. A schematic masterplan has been provided by Arup. Completion of the first phases is tentatively planned for 2018. 

Robert Hull, Co-Founder of the Miller Hull Partnership, Dies at 68

00:00 - 10 April, 2014
Robert Hull, Co-Founder of the Miller Hull Partnership, Dies at 68, The Bullitt Center, the World’s Greenest Commercial Building. Image Courtesy of The Miller Hull Partnership
The Bullitt Center, the World’s Greenest Commercial Building. Image Courtesy of The Miller Hull Partnership

U.S. architect Robert Hull, FAIA, has passed away at 68 due to a stroke. Always to remembered by his peers as a “beloved colleague,” the Seattle-based practitioner, together with his business partner David Miller, was a national leader of sustainable design and architecture in the Pacific Northwest. You can review some of Hull’s work here and read The Miller Hull Partnership’s official obituary, after the break. 

Seaside House / Gray Organschi Architecture

01:00 - 10 April, 2014
© Gray Organschi Architecture
© Gray Organschi Architecture

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111 Dwellings in Larrein Salburua / Roberto Ercilla + Miguel Angel Campo

01:00 - 10 April, 2014
111 Dwellings in Larrein Salburua / Roberto Ercilla + Miguel Angel Campo, © Pedro Pegenaute
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House in Chiba / Yuji Kimura Design

01:00 - 10 April, 2014
House in Chiba / Yuji Kimura Design, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

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Williamson Chong to Receive RAIC's Emerging Practice Award

00:00 - 10 April, 2014
Williamson Chong to Receive RAIC's Emerging Practice Award, Frogs Hollow / Williamson Chong Architects. Image © Bob Gundu
Frogs Hollow / Williamson Chong Architects. Image © Bob Gundu

First an Emerging Voices recipient, now a laureate of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s (RAIC) Emerging Architectural Practice Award; Toronto’s Williamson Chong Architects has proved themselves to be one of Northern America’s most promising firms. Founded just three short years ago, the seven-person practice has been chosen to be the RAIC’s second Emerging Practice Award recipient for “consistently producing innovating projects that contain quality detailing and craftsmanship.”

Maison L / Atelier 56S

01:00 - 10 April, 2014
Maison L  / Atelier 56S , © Jeremías Gonzalez
© Jeremías Gonzalez

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HENN Wins Competition to Design Wenzhou High-Rise

00:00 - 10 April, 2014
HENN Wins Competition to Design Wenzhou High-Rise, © HENN
© HENN

HENN has been selected to design a 160-meter, mixed-use tower for a new Central Business District in the eastern China metropolis of Wenzhou. Located in close proximity to the Ou Jiang river, on the district’s southern edge, the Wenzhou Tower hopes to serve as the gateway to the new city development. 

Ipes House / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Lair Reis

01:00 - 10 April, 2014
Ipes House / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Lair Reis, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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Treehouse Solling / baumraum

01:00 - 10 April, 2014
Treehouse Solling / baumraum, © Markus Bollen
© Markus Bollen

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Flexhouse / Interface Studio Architects + Sullivan Goulette & Wilson

01:00 - 10 April, 2014
Flexhouse / Interface Studio Architects + Sullivan Goulette & Wilson, © Ranquist Development Group
© Ranquist Development Group

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