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Kilic Ali Pasa Hamam / Cafer Bozkurt Architecture

01:00 - 22 January, 2015
Kilic Ali Pasa Hamam / Cafer Bozkurt Architecture, © Cengiz KARLIOVA
© Cengiz KARLIOVA

© Cengiz KARLIOVA © Cengiz KARLIOVA © Cengiz KARLIOVA © Cengiz KARLIOVA +38

Boandyne House / SVMSTUDIO

01:00 - 22 January, 2015
Boandyne House / SVMSTUDIO, © Andy Gibson
© Andy Gibson

© Jake Nowakowski © Andy Gibson © Jake Nowakowski © Andy Gibson +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    16 Boandyne Court, Toorak VIC 3142, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Steven Mittelman
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Concrete Love: The Böhm Family

00:00 - 22 January, 2015

This year’s Goethe Documentary Film Prize winner is Concrete Love: The Böhm Family. The German film, directed by Maurizius Staerkle-Drux, follows the daily routine of 93-year old architect Gottfried Böhm, documenting interactions with his family (and colleagues) and the inspiration for his work. It delves into the lifelong fervor Böhm has developed for design, family, and life. The jury acclaims, "the film tells a multi-layered tale of love, the passion for architecture and four generations of German history. With sensitive observations, intimate interviews and stirring filmic explorations of an extraordinary architectural legacy, the film creates a lasting impression of the buildings and the people.”

House C and House D / Studio AUTORI

01:00 - 22 January, 2015
House C and House D / Studio AUTORI, © Relja Ivanić
© Relja Ivanić

© Relja Ivanić © Relja Ivanić © Relja Ivanić © Relja Ivanić +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    25 Svetog Save, Mokrin, Serbia
  • Design Team

    Dipl.Ing.Arch. Dijana Novaković , Dipl.Ing.Arch. Maja Trbović, Dipl.Ing.Arch. Aleksandra Nikitin M.Arch. Dušan Nenadović
  • Area

    791.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Momo Grill / Ramūnas Manikas

01:00 - 22 January, 2015
Momo Grill / Ramūnas Manikas, Courtesy of Ramūnas Manikas
Courtesy of Ramūnas Manikas

Courtesy of Ramūnas Manikas Courtesy of Ramūnas Manikas Courtesy of Ramūnas Manikas Courtesy of Ramūnas Manikas +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Liepų gatvė 20, Klaipėda 92113, Lithuania
  • Area

    37.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013

NCARB to Assist Brazil with Regulating Architectural Licensure

00:00 - 22 January, 2015
NCARB to Assist Brazil with Regulating Architectural Licensure, Courtesy of uia2020rio.org
Courtesy of uia2020rio.org

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has formed an agreement with the Conselho de Arquitetura e Urbanismo do Brasil (CAU/BR) to “exchange information and share best practices” regarding the regulation of architectural licensure and professional standards. 

“NCARB is pleased to be in a position to help Brazil strengthen and solidify its regulatory approach governing architects,” said NCARB President Dale McKinney, FAIA, NCARB. “We are also excited to learn from Brazil’s activities, including its effective national system of monitoring various aspects of architectural practice.”

Casa OSA / OBRA Architects

01:00 - 22 January, 2015
Casa OSA / OBRA Architects, Courtesy of OBRA Architects
Courtesy of OBRA Architects

Courtesy of OBRA Architects Courtesy of OBRA Architects Courtesy of OBRA Architects Courtesy of OBRA Architects +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
  • Architect in Charge

    Pablo Castro and Jennifer Lee
  • Project Architect

    Shin Kook Kang
  • Project Team

    Atsushi Koizumi, Patricia Bohrer, Jung Chen, Stefan Goossens, David Karlin, Doreen Lam, Sihyung Lee, Edina Nathania, Frederic Schnee, Mia Thomsen
  • Area

    4000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013

Karim Residence / ARCHFIELD

01:00 - 22 January, 2015
Karim Residence / ARCHFIELD, © Mahfuzul Hasan Rana
© Mahfuzul Hasan Rana

© Mahfuzul Hasan Rana © Mahfuzul Hasan Rana © Mahfuzul Hasan Rana © Mahfuzul Hasan Rana +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Structural Engineer

    Md. Shamsul Alam
  • Area

    1834.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

MVRDV to Construct Twisting “Hourglass-Shaped” Tower Near Vienna's Famous Gasometers

00:00 - 22 January, 2015
MVRDV to Construct Twisting “Hourglass-Shaped” Tower Near Vienna's Famous Gasometers, © MVRDV
© MVRDV

MVRDV has been announced as winner of a two-stage, BAI-backed competition for a new “spatially-flexible” tower with a twisting “hourglass figure” near Vienna’s world famous Gasometers. The 110-meter “Turm mit Taille” (Tower with Waist) was shaped to minimize the effect of the building’s shadow cast onto neighboring buildings and an adjacent metro station. 

© MVRDV © MVRDV Office. Image © MVRDV Housing. Image © MVRDV +10

Code of Context: The Uneasy Excitement of Global Practice

01:00 - 21 January, 2015
Code of Context: The Uneasy Excitement of Global Practice, Safdie Architects. Marina Bay Sands. Singapore
Safdie Architects. Marina Bay Sands. Singapore

Global, the Winter 2014 issue of ArchitectureBoston magazine, out now, is an examination of the challenges and opportunities facing architects working abroad, from the Middle East to Africa to Asia. The topics explored in this issue include how to value resource-constrained approaches, honor local vernacular, and learn from the urbanization precedents set in other parts of the world. In this article, Jay Wickersham FAIA examines how in a globalized market, architecture firms can take steps to ensure that their designs act in the best interests of the foreign communities they affect.

The signs of architecture’s globalization are all around us. Foreign students flock to Boston to study architecture, prominent buildings are designed by foreign architects, American firms build practices around international projects. Globalization has allowed architects to work outside their own regions and cultures, at a scale and with a freedom of design they might never enjoy at home. But beneath the excitement and glamour of international practice, I sense an unease. Are we creating vital and original new architectures, or are we homogenizing cities and landscapes and obliterating regional differences? Are architects helping to strengthen and develop the economies of host communities, or are they acting as unwitting tools of inequality and repression?

Sasaki Associates. Technologico de Monterrey. Monterrey, Mexico Machado and Silvetti Associates. Vietnamese-German University. Binh Duong, Vietnam Kyu Sung Woo Architects KAIST IT Convergence Building Daejeon, Korea Höweler + Yoon Architecture. Sky Courts. Chengdu, China +18

Six Public-Interest Design Projects Honored with 2015 SEED Awards

00:00 - 21 January, 2015
Six Public-Interest Design Projects Honored with 2015 SEED Awards, Studio H Collaborative. Image Courtesy of Design Corps
Studio H Collaborative. Image Courtesy of Design Corps

The 2015 winners of the annual Social Economic Environment Design (SEED) Awards for Excellence in Public Interest Design have been announced. The international competition celebrates designs which excel in these realms, and strive to create manageable sustainable impacts. The winning projects, selected by a jury, will receive $1000, as well as attendance to the annual Structures for Inclusion conference in Detroit, Michigan in April.

The six winning projects each encompass the ideals of community outreach, socio-economic improvement, and environmental awareness in the context of their unique locations. Though the designs are distinct, the values they embody are universal.

Read more about the winning designs after the break.

Rwinkavu Operating Rooms and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Image Courtesy of Design Corps Parque Urbano e Instituto Sitie. Image Courtesy of Design Corps El Guadual Early Youth Development Center. Image Courtesy of Design Corps A jam manufactory for NAXII. Image Courtesy of Design Corps +6

LAMP Awards 2015: Rewarding the Best in Lighting

00:00 - 21 January, 2015
LAMP Awards 2015: Rewarding the Best in Lighting

Last call for entries! LAMP Lighting Solutions is inviting lighting designers, architects, urban planners, interior designers, engineers, landscapers and students to submit their projects for the 2015 LAMP Awards. The LAMP Awards recognize projects that have successfully met the architectural lighting needs of an indoor or outdoor space, having created a positive synergy between architecture, interior design, landscaping and lighting. The awards value the creativity, innovation and sustainability of lighting projects, regardless of the manufacturer or the brand of lights used in the project. January 31st is the last day to submit projects

Last year, 608 projects from 52 countries were submitted as part of the LAMP Awards, and this year the jury will be comprised of Mark Major, Kai Piippo, Douglas Leonard, Anne Bureau, Emma Cogswell, Anupama Kundoo, Juan Carlos Sancho and Ignasi Bonjoch.

360 Architecture Tops New Atlanta Stadium with Retractable "Roof Petals"

00:00 - 21 January, 2015
Courtesy of New Atlanta Stadium
Courtesy of New Atlanta Stadium

A fly-through over the new Atlanta Falcons’ stadium has been released, revealing an unprecedented retractable roof designed by 360 Architecture (recently acquired by HOK). According to the stadium’s official website, the Pantheon-inspired stadium’s “eight unique roof petals” can rotate open in less than eight minutes, much like a “camera lens.” It will also be clad in a translucent ETFE fabric that, when closed, will allow natural light to pass into its interior. 

The video, after the break.

Minghu Wetland Park / Turenscape

00:00 - 21 January, 2015
Minghu Wetland Park / Turenscape, Courtesy of Turenscape
Courtesy of Turenscape

Courtesy of Turenscape Courtesy of Turenscape Courtesy of Turenscape Courtesy of Turenscape +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Liupanshui, Guizhou, China
  • Design Team

    Bo Luan, Bin Yan, Gang Huang, Junyan Zheng, Meina Shan, Xin Fan, Shizheng Li, Lin Chen, Zhen Bai, Yu Zhang, Jianfei An, Hongkai You, Yin Liu, Yeqi Cao, Zhang Deng, Ye Yang, Yue Li, Yizhen Ren, Xu Song, Dehua Liu, XIaofeng Zhang, Jie Bai, Jinfeng Zhang, Tuo Liu, Junying Cao
  • Design Lead

    Kongjian Yu

Ktima House / Camilo Rebelo + Susana Martins

00:00 - 21 January, 2015
Ktima House / Camilo Rebelo + Susana Martins, © Claudio Reis
© Claudio Reis

© Claudio Reis © Claudio Reis © Claudio Reis © Claudio Reis +18

Mackay Terrace / Shaun Lockyer Architects

01:00 - 21 January, 2015
Mackay Terrace / Shaun Lockyer Architects, © Scott Burrows Photography
© Scott Burrows Photography

© Scott Burrows Photography © Scott Burrows Photography © Scott Burrows Photography © Scott Burrows Photography +33

A space: Lofts in Berlin Mitte / plajer & franz studio

01:00 - 21 January, 2015
A space: Lofts in Berlin Mitte / plajer & franz studio, © Christian Rudat
© Christian Rudat

© Christian Rudat © Christian Rudat © Christian Rudat © Christian Rudat +19

IaaC Students Develop a Passive Cooling System from Hydrogel and Ceramic

00:00 - 21 January, 2015
IaaC Students Develop a Passive Cooling System from Hydrogel and Ceramic, Courtesy of IAAC Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
Courtesy of IAAC Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia

Students at the Digital Matter Intelligent Constructions studio at Barcelona's Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia have created a composite facade material of clay and hydrogel, which is capable of cooling building interiors by up to 6 degrees centigrade. Entitled Hydroceramic, the material utilizes the ability of hydrogel to absorb up to 500 times its own weight in water to create a building system that "becomes a living thing as part of nature and not outside of it."

Read on after the break for more on how Hydroceramic works.

A proposal for a "cooling pavilion" designed with a hydroceramic skin. Image Courtesy of IAAC Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia A proposal for a "cooling pavilion" designed with a hydroceramic skin. Image Courtesy of IAAC Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia Hydrogel pellets, both with and without absorbed water. Image Courtesy of IAAC Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia Courtesy of IAAC Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia +13