MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART (MOWA) / HGA Architects and Engineers

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART (MOWA) / HGA Architects and Engineers, © Darris Lee Harris
© Darris Lee Harris
  • Architects

  • Location

    West Bend, WI, USA
  • Principal

    James Vander Heiden, AIA, PE
  • Project Manager

    Russ Drewry, AIA
  • Project Lead Designer

    James Shields, FAIA
  • Project Architect:

    Peter Balistrieri
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Darris Lee Harris © Darris Lee Harris © Darris Lee Harris © Darris Lee Harris +11

Ordination Vienna Woods / Juri Troy Architects

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
Ordination Vienna Woods / Juri Troy Architects, © Kurt Kuball
© Kurt Kuball

© Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball +22

Helsinki University Main Library / Anttinen Oiva Architects

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
Helsinki University Main Library / Anttinen Oiva Architects, © Mika Huisman
© Mika Huisman

© Mika Huisman © Tuomas Uusheimo © Mika Huisman © Mika Huisman +36

House in Perbes / Vier Arquitectos

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
House in Perbes / Vier Arquitectos, Courtesy of Vier Arquitectos
Courtesy of Vier Arquitectos
  • Architects

  • Location

    15608 Perbes, A Coruña, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Antonio Raya, Cristóbal Crespo, Santiago Sánchez, Enrique Antelo
  • Collaborators

    Emmanuel Vincent, Saúl González Casas
  • Area

    325.0 m2
  • Year

    2003
  • Photography

    Courtesy of Vier Arquitectos

Courtesy of Vier Arquitectos Courtesy of Vier Arquitectos Courtesy of Vier Arquitectos Courtesy of Vier Arquitectos +18

House Maher / Tribe Studio

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
House Maher / Tribe Studio, © Katherine Lu
© Katherine Lu
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Design Team

    Hannah Tribe, Tony Tribe, Ben Wollen
  • Structural Engineer

    Cantilever Engineers
  • Area

    327.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu +14

OMA Wins Its First Bridge: Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc

00:00 - 19 December, 2013
OMA Wins Its First Bridge: Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc, Image © OMA, Artefactory, Frans Parthesius. Image © OMA
Image © OMA, Artefactory, Frans Parthesius. Image © OMA

OMA has won an international competition to design Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc, a bridge across the river Garonne in Bordeaux, France, that will link the municipalities of Bègles and Floriac. The 44m by 545m bridge, which will act as "a generous new public space" and "an urban planning intervention" for the city, giving priority to pedestrian traffic, is the first to be realized by OMA. It is scheduled for completion in 2018. 

According to Clément Blanchet, director of OMA France, the bridge "is not the ‘event’ in the city, but a platform that can accommodate events of the city [...it] may be the least technical, least lyrical, but [it is] the most concise and effective structural solution.”

The architect's description of the project, after the break...

Putget Dolors Aleu Center for the Elderly / Pinearq

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
Putget Dolors Aleu Center for the Elderly / Pinearq, © FG+SG
© FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Albert de Pineda Alvarez
  • Area

    7500 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© FG+SG © FG+SG © FG+SG © FG+SG +16

Remembering Bawa

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
Remembering Bawa, Kandalama Hotel, Dambulla - Section. Image
Kandalama Hotel, Dambulla - Section. Image

In this article, originally published in Indian Architect & Builder, architect and writer David Robson pens an intimate and personal account of the life and work of Geoffrey Bawa – an incredible architect with an un-paralleled legacy in Sri Lanka and south-east India. 

Ten years have rolled by since Geoffrey Bawa’s death and fifteen since ill-health forced him to hang up his tee-square. It's time to take stock: what was his legacy? How were his ideas disseminated? What influence has he had? What were his qualities? Who was Geoffrey Bawa?

Ena de Silva House - Copy drawing by Vernon Nonis, 1985.. Image  Sitting at the Polontawala Bungalow.. Image  Lunuganga -Drawing. Image  Triton Hotel Entrance. Image  +58

GRAFT Wins "Apassionata" with Iconic, Temporary Structure for Horse Shows

00:00 - 19 December, 2013
GRAFT Wins "Apassionata" with Iconic, Temporary Structure for Horse Shows, Courtesy of Graft Architects
Courtesy of Graft Architects

German architecture firm, GRAFT, has been selected as the winner of the "Apassionata" competition. Tasked with designing a temporary structure for the exhibition of horses, GRAFT proposed a complete wooden building that could be assembled, dismounted and reassembled at the convenience of the company. 

Learn more after the break...

Fleuve / APOLLO Architects & Associates

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
© Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +17

d3 Housing Tomorrow Competition 2014

00:00 - 19 December, 2013
d3 Housing Tomorrow Competition 2014

Investigation of contextual, cultural, and life cycle flows offers a critical filter for visualizing innovative future housing strategies. Established in 2010, the annual d3 Housing Tomorrow competition has grown to become a leading voice in alternative residential architecture and one of the most notable awards in speculative, performance-based housing design. 

The Crystal Palace Architectural Competition

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
The Crystal Palace Architectural Competition, Site
Site

Architects have been invited to submit expressions of interest in designing The Crystal Palace as a new cultural destination for London in the spirit, scale and magnificence of the original. Plans to invest £500 million in rebuilding The Crystal Palace and restoring the surrounding public park were announced in October by ZhongRong Group, with the support of the Mayor of London and the Bromley Council.

The new culture-led exhibition and employment space will sit at the top of the 180-acre Crystal Palace Park in south London. It will incorporate the listed Italian style terraces, and other Victorian heritage within the park, fully restored for the public. The project is expected to create more than 2000 permanent and temporary jobs as well as attracting wider investment into the local high streets and the wider economy.

Laureus Learning Pavilion / Architecture BRIO

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
Laureus Learning Pavilion / Architecture BRIO, Courtesy of Ariel Huber + Rob Thomas Photography + Architecture BRIO
Courtesy of Ariel Huber + Rob Thomas Photography + Architecture BRIO
  • Architects

  • Location

    Karjat, Maharashtra 410201, India
  • Design Team

    Robert Verrijt, Shefali Balwani, Sahil Deshpande, Pankaj Chakraborty, Ryan Mcloughlin
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Ariel Huber + Rob Thomas Photography + Architecture BRIO

Courtesy of Ariel Huber + Rob Thomas Photography + Architecture BRIO Courtesy of Ariel Huber + Rob Thomas Photography + Architecture BRIO Courtesy of Ariel Huber + Rob Thomas Photography + Architecture BRIO Courtesy of Ariel Huber + Rob Thomas Photography + Architecture BRIO +29

Fries Museum / Bierman Henket architecten

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
Fries Museum / Bierman Henket architecten, © Michel Kievits
© Michel Kievits
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zaailand, 5, 8911 BL Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Bierman Henket architecten
  • Collaborator

    Bonnema Architecten
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Michel Kievits © Michel Kievits © Michel Kievits © Michel Kievits +13

November ABI Reflects Slight Contraction in Construction

00:00 - 18 December, 2013
November ABI Reflects Slight Contraction in Construction, Courtesy of www.calculatedriskblog.com
Courtesy of www.calculatedriskblog.com

Despite six months of steady increase, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) for November revealed a slight decrease in demand for design services. The November ABI score was 49.8, down from 51.6 in October (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 57.8, down from 61.5 the previous month.

“This slight dip is likely just a minor, and hopefully temporary, lull in the progress of current design projects,” said AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD.  “But there is a continued uneasiness in the marketplace as businesses attempt to determine the future direction of demand for commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings.”

More highlights from the November ABI, after the break...

Mine Museum and Archive’s Café / MACh Arquitetos

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
© Gabriel Castro
© Gabriel Castro
  • Architects

  • Location

    Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Fernando Maculan + Mariza Machado Coelho
  • Collaborators

    Fernanda Amaral de Souza e Lawrence Solla
  • Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro +18

CREA-PB Headquarters / MAPA

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
CREA-PB Headquarters / MAPA, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Campina Grande - Paraíba, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    MAAM + Studioparalelo
  • Autors

    Luciano Andrades, Matías Carballal, Rochelle Castro, Andrés Gobba, Mauricio López, Silvio Machado, Álvaro Méndes
  • Project Team

    Sebastian Caram, Gerard Rouillier, Pablo Courreges, Emiliano Etchegaray, Belén García, Gabriel Giambastiani, Jaqueline Lessa, Alexis Arbelo, Pamela Davyt, Aldo Lanzi, Sebastián Martínez, Nicolás Rudolph, Ken Sei Fong.
  • Area

    780.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +16

Ananda Building / Espegel - Fisac Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
Ananda Building / Espegel - Fisac Arquitectos, © Ángel Baltanás
© Ángel Baltanás
  • Architects

  • Location

    Fuenlabrada, Madrid, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Carmen Espegel Alonso, Concha Fisac de Ron
  • Design Team

    Laia Lafuente, Syra Abella, Marcela Aragüez, Mercedes Carretero, Daniel Merro, Su Peng, Miriam Llamazares, David Bravo, Federico Colella, Giorgio Streuli, Miguel Coloma, Giovanni Stalloni
  • Area

    2302.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Ángel Baltanás © Ángel Baltanás © Ángel Baltanás © Ángel Baltanás +13