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Illkirch-Graffenstaden City Hall / Atelier Filippini

01:00 - 16 January, 2015
Illkirch-Graffenstaden City Hall / Atelier Filippini, © Christian Creutz
© Christian Creutz

© Christian Creutz © Christian Creutz © Christian Creutz © Christian Creutz +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    181 Route de Lyon, 67400 Illkirch-Graffenstaden, France
  • Agent Architect

    Renato Filippini architect
  • Engineering Consultant

    OTE Ingénierie
  • Environmental engineering Consultant

    OTELIO
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

New Documentary Chronicles the Rise and Fall of Brazil’s Sérgio Bernardes

00:00 - 15 January, 2015

Few remember the name Sérgio Bernardes. A prominent Brazilian architect in the 1960s, Bernardes was a contemporary of Oscar Niemeyer, renowned for his elegant upper-class houses, as well as his fondness for car-racing and womanizing. In the latter half of his career, Bernardes turned away from the decadence of high society, devoting himself to solving the world’s problems through his progressive strain of architecture. This devotion led him to partner with the Brazilian dictatorship, believing that he could reform the government from within. The result was a series of unsuccessful projects that left him unpopular and eventually ignored by the public. Now, a documentary about the rise and fall of this once-iconic architect has premiered this week in London. Titled Bernardes, and directed by Paulo de Barros and Gustavo Gama Rodrigues, the film explores the series of events that led Bernardes to anonymity.

David M. Schwarz Named 2015 Driehaus Prize Laureate

00:00 - 15 January, 2015
David M. Schwarz Named 2015 Driehaus Prize Laureate, Firewheel Town Center / David M Schwarz Architects. Image via news.nd.edu
Firewheel Town Center / David M Schwarz Architects. Image via news.nd.edu

Washington DC-based architect David M Schwarz has been selected as the recipient of the University of Notre Dame's 2015 Richard H. Driehaus Prize, which honors an architect whose work represents "the highest ideals of traditional and classical architecture in contemporary society." In a press release from the University of Notre Dame, Schwarz is credited for his "belief in humanism that emphasizes pedestrian-friendly and socially active architecture," and praised for his "historically informed designs create lively public environments that meet the needs of diverse audiences."

Expo Gate / Scandurrastudio Architettura

01:00 - 15 January, 2015
Expo Gate / Scandurrastudio Architettura, © Filippo Romano
© Filippo Romano

© Filippo Romano © Filippo Romano © Filippo Romano © Filippo Romano +44

  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Luca Beltrami, 20121 Milano, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Alessandro Scandurra
  • Design Team

    Nicola Bianchi, Davide Sala, Giovanni Nardin, Poé Matteo George
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Maison De Gaspé / la SHED architecture

01:00 - 15 January, 2015
Maison De Gaspé / la SHED architecture, © Maxime Brouillet
© Maxime Brouillet

© Maxime Brouillet © Maxime Brouillet © Maxime Brouillet © Maxime Brouillet +17

RM House / Fernando Coelho

01:00 - 15 January, 2015
RM House / Fernando Coelho, © José Campos
© José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos +50

Middle Park Studio / Jean-Paul Rollo Architects

01:00 - 15 January, 2015
Middle Park Studio / Jean-Paul Rollo Architects, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Middle Park VIC 3206, Australia
  • Builder

    Mark Projects, Marcus Hamilton
  • Engineer

    Co-Struct, Mark Postill
  • Area

    51.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

IT HQ / Morpho Studio

01:00 - 15 January, 2015
IT HQ / Morpho Studio, © Hanna Długosz
© Hanna Długosz

© Hanna Długosz © Hanna Długosz © Hanna Długosz © Hanna Długosz +16

BabySteps Interior / AtelierBlur/Georges Hung Architecte D.P.L.G. + Priestman Architects HK

01:00 - 15 January, 2015
BabySteps Interior / AtelierBlur/Georges Hung Architecte D.P.L.G. + Priestman Architects HK, © Jason Findley
© Jason Findley

© Jason Findley © Jason Findley © Jason Findley © Jason Findley +23

Bridged Living Space / TT Architects

01:00 - 15 January, 2015
Bridged Living Space / TT Architects, © Kei Sugino
© Kei Sugino

© Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Teruki Takayoshi, Hisataka Tanio, Kumiko Yamaguchi
  • Area

    92.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Allies and Morrison to Masterplan New City District in Oman

01:00 - 15 January, 2015
Allies and Morrison to Masterplan New City District in Oman, Wadi Kabir, Muscat. Image © Flickr User MOHAMMED RAFIQUE2011
Wadi Kabir, Muscat. Image © Flickr User MOHAMMED RAFIQUE2011

The competition to masterplan MuscatOman’s new district, Al-Irfan, is over. Organized by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), five teams were chosen to submit proposals for the development project. Of those five, international firm Allies and Morrison has been selected to oversee the design process. The firm will be working in with the Oman Tourism Development Company SAOC (Omran) to develop a site of over 7.4 million square meters into a thriving urban center that will provide business and residential opportunities for the people of Oman.

2015 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture

01:00 - 15 January, 2015
2015 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture, Louisiana State Museum / Trahan Architects. Image © Timothy Hursly
Louisiana State Museum / Trahan Architects. Image © Timothy Hursly

Celebrating the most innovative spaces in the realm of interior design, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected this year's recipients for the prestigious Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture. These eight projects will be recognized for their exceptional design at the AIA 2015 National Convention and Design Exposition in Atlanta

Learn more about the winning designs after the break.

Arent Fox / STUDIOS Architecture. Image © Eric Laignel Beats By Dre / Bestor Architecture. Image © Jasper Sanidad Barbarian Group / Clive Wilkinson Architects; Design Republic Partners Architects LLP. Image © Michael Moran National September 11 Memorial Museum / Davis Brody Bond. Image © James Ewing Photography +8

Why Putin Likes Columns: 21st Century Russia Through the Lens of Architecture

00:00 - 15 January, 2015
Why Putin Likes Columns: 21st Century Russia Through the Lens of Architecture, Rendering of the proposed Lakhta Center in St Petersburg. Image Courtesy of www.proektvlahte.ru
Rendering of the proposed Lakhta Center in St Petersburg. Image Courtesy of www.proektvlahte.ru

In August 1932, Stalin, holidaying in Sochi, sent a memo containing his thoughts on the entries for the competition to design the Palace of the Soviets, the never-to-be-built monument to Lenin and center of government. In this memo he selected his preferred design, the colossal wedding cake of a tower topped with a 260-foot (79-meter) high statue of Lenin, designed by Boris Iofan. Just over 80 years later, Sochi again hosted the architectural whims of a powerful Russian leader for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. An oversimplification? Probably. But it’s got nice symmetry to it.

The Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building, one of the most famous examples of the Stalinist "Wedding cake" style. Image © Flickr CC user Sergey Norin The Mountain Cluster of the Sochi Olympic Village. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia user Ivanaivanova Drawing of the proposed Palace of the Soviets by Boris Iofan. Image Courtesy of http://russiatrek.org Moscow's International Business Centre in 2011. Image © Flickr CC user Andrew Beirne +7

The Nature Conservancy HQ / MKThink

01:00 - 15 January, 2015
The Nature Conservancy HQ / MKThink, © Cesar Rubio
© Cesar Rubio

© Cesar Rubio © Cesar Rubio © Cesar Rubio © Cesar Rubio +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Project Mangement

    Studley
  • Contractor

    GCI
  • Area

    16200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Bediff Exhibition Space / Estudio BRA arquitetura

01:00 - 15 January, 2015
Bediff Exhibition Space / Estudio BRA arquitetura, © Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba

© Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vila Olímpia, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    André di Gregorio, Rodrigo Maçonilio
  • Collaborators

    Henrique Menezes, Felipe Checkley, Beatriz Rocha
  • Area

    104.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

LIANG XIN Oriental Therapy Center / Magén Arquitectos

01:00 - 15 January, 2015
LIANG XIN Oriental Therapy Center / Magén Arquitectos, © Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Arquitectos a cargo

    Jaime Magén y Francisco J. Magén
  • Project Area

    382.0 m2
  • Photographs

Pritzker Prize Appoints Richard Rogers As Newest Jury Member

00:00 - 15 January, 2015
Pritzker Prize Appoints Richard Rogers As Newest Jury Member, © Andrew Zuckermann/RSHP
© Andrew Zuckermann/RSHP

The Pritzker Prize has announced that Richard Rogers will join the ranks as the latest member of its prestigious jury. Rogers, a Pritzker Laureate himself in 2007, is known for his innovative High-Tech style, establishing his name in the 1970s and 80s with buildings such as the Pompidou Centre in Paris and Lloyds of London. Since then, he has also become known for his advocacy in a range of urban issues, being commissioned by the UK Government to produce a report on British cities entitled "Towards an Urban Renaissance," and for his active role in politics as a member of the House of Lords.

Jean Nouvel Boycotts Opening of the Philharmonie de Paris, Saying It Is "Not Finished"

00:00 - 15 January, 2015
Jean Nouvel Boycotts Opening of the Philharmonie de Paris, Saying It Is "Not Finished", The concert hall under construction. Image © Yves Chanoit
The concert hall under construction. Image © Yves Chanoit

Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s long awaited opening of the Philharmonie de Paris concert hall took place yesterday at a VIP event in which the French President, Francois Hollande, officiated the ceremony three years after it was scheduled to take place. Jean Nouvel, however, did not attend the event, instead writing an incendiary column for French Newspaper Le Monde, and releasing a statement saying he feels that the building has opened “too early” and it ”is not finished.” He argues that “there were no acoustic tests of the concert hall [as] the schedule did not allow the architectural and technical requirements to be respected, [...] despite all the warnings which I have been giving since 2013.”