Milan Expo 2015: Foster Unveils Design for UAE Pavilion

01:00 - 14 January, 2014
Milan Expo 2015: Foster Unveils Design for UAE Pavilion, © Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners have unveiled the design for the United Arab Emirates pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Designed to evoke the experience of walking through UAE’s ancient communities, the elongated site will be transformed into a contemporary reinterpretation of a desert city. Passive principles, such as rainwater harvesting and the integration of photovoltaic cells, are targeted to achieve LEED Platinum certification. These strategies are all designed to support the pavilion’s many dining areas, which embrace the Expo’s overarching theme “Feeding the Planet” by serving a taste of modern Emirarti cuisine. 

“We are very proud to be chosen again to create the national pavilion for the UAE,” stated Norman Foster. “Our challenge has been to design for two climates – to create a naturally cool, comfortable space for visitors in Milan, while considering the pavilion’s ultimate reconstruction in the Emirates, where there is a need to provide shade from the intense sun.”

Libeskind Reveals Timber Physics Building for Durham University

01:00 - 14 January, 2014
Libeskind Reveals Timber Physics Building for Durham University , Courtesy of Studio Daniel Libeskind
Courtesy of Studio Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind has released images of a new “landmark” building planned for Durham University’s Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics in England. The £10 million facility, which will house the industry-leading Institute for Computational Cosmology and Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, was awarded to Libeskind after the New York-based architect won a competition for the project last July. When completed in 2015, the timber building is expected to “complement” the traditional buildings that surround it while serving as an exemplar for sustainable design. 

The Esplanade / Finnis Architects

01:00 - 14 January, 2014
The Esplanade / Finnis Architects, © Dianna Snape
© Dianna Snape
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brighton VIC 3186, Australia
  • Architecture and Interior Design

    Finnis Architects
  • Builder

    Progressive Properties
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape +9

Suzlon One Earth Global Corporate Headquarters / Christopher Benninger

01:00 - 14 January, 2014
Suzlon One Earth Global Corporate Headquarters / Christopher Benninger , © A. Ramprasad Naidu
© A. Ramprasad Naidu

© A. Ramprasad Naidu © A. Ramprasad Naidu © A. Ramprasad Naidu © A. Ramprasad Naidu +21

MTY House / BGP Arquitectura

01:00 - 14 January, 2014
MTY House / BGP Arquitectura , © BGP Arquitectura
© BGP Arquitectura
  • Architects

  • Location

    San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Bernardo Gomez-Pimienta, Luis Enrique Mendoza
  • Project Area

    1000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photography

    BGP Arquitectura

© BGP Arquitectura © BGP Arquitectura © BGP Arquitectura © BGP Arquitectura +15

LQ20 House / T3arc

01:00 - 14 January, 2014
LQ20 House / T3arc, © Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
  • Project Area

    580.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photography

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa +33

OASE #91: "Building Atmosphere" With Peter Zumthor and Juhani Pallasmaa

00:00 - 14 January, 2014
OASE #91: "Building Atmosphere" With Peter Zumthor and Juhani Pallasmaa, Courtesy of OASE
Courtesy of OASE

In OASE's 91st editionBuilding Atmospheres, the elusive craft of creating, capturing and understanding 'atmosphere' in architecture is explored in a carefully chosen collection of themed essays by Peter ZumthorJuhani Pallasmaa and philosopher Gernot Böhme. Zumthor, famous for his 1996 text Atmospheres, identifies and discusses "a series of themes that play a role in his work in achieving architectonic atmosphere". Alongside this, the OASE team have visited his studio and interviewed him about the current relevance of his writing and how he captures 'atmosphere' in his design process. 

House in Daizawa / Nobuo Araki

01:00 - 14 January, 2014
House in Daizawa / Nobuo Araki, © Shimizu Ken
© Shimizu Ken

© Shimizu Ken © Shimizu Ken © Shimizu Ken © Shimizu Ken +11

Container Project / H²O Arquitetura

01:00 - 14 January, 2014
Container Project / H²O Arquitetura, © Guilherme Rebelo
© Guilherme Rebelo

© Guilherme Rebelo © Guilherme Rebelo © Guilherme Rebelo © Guilherme Rebelo +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tatuapé, São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Aleksandro Almeida, Anselmo Oliveira Jr.
  • Artist

    Anselmo Oliveira Jr
  • Project Area

    46 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Mirror House, Almere / Johan Selbing + Anouk Vogel

01:00 - 14 January, 2014
Mirror House, Almere / Johan Selbing + Anouk Vogel, © Jeroen Musch
© Jeroen Musch

© Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch +13

Abedian School of Architecture / CRAB Studio

01:00 - 13 January, 2014
Abedian School of Architecture / CRAB Studio, ©  Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts
  • Architects

  • Location

    Queensland, Australia
  • Design Team

    Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham, Mark Bagguley, Jenna Al-Ali, Ting-Na Chen, Lorene Faure, Yang Yu, Tim Culverhouse
  • General Contractor

    ADCO, Gold Coast
  • Structural

    Arup, Brisbane
  • Area

    2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

©  Peter Bennetts ©  Peter Bennetts ©  Peter Bennetts ©  Peter Bennetts +68

REX Proposes Retractable Facade for 'Equator Tower' in Malaysia

01:00 - 13 January, 2014

REX has been selected as one of five finalists for a 173,000 square meter proposal located near the equator in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Dubbed as the "Equator Tower," the concept wraps a retractable, PTFE-coated, glass fiber-reinforced sun shade around a slender 80-story tower, blocking direct sun exposure from all four sides. 

Jane Drew Prize Goes to Kathryn Findlay (1953-2014)

00:00 - 13 January, 2014
Jane Drew Prize Goes to Kathryn Findlay (1953-2014), Kathryn Findlay. Image Courtesy of Ushida Findlay Architects
Kathryn Findlay. Image Courtesy of Ushida Findlay Architects

Kathryn Findlay, educator and co-founder of Ushida Findlay Architects, has been named winner of the 2014 Jane Drew Prize. This announcement comes shortly after the news of Findlay’s death, which was unknown at the time of the jury’s decision. Known as “one of the most talented people in British architecture,” Findlay will be remembered for her “outstanding contribution to the status of women in architecture.”

Archibet: An Illustrated Alphabet of Architecture

01:00 - 13 January, 2014
Archibet: An Illustrated Alphabet of Architecture , Courtesy of Federico Babina
Courtesy of Federico Babina

Barcelona-based architect and graphic artist Federico Babina is at it again, this time creating an imaginary “Archibet City” guided by the language of architecture. From Alvar Aalto’s Riolo Parish Church to Zaha Hadid's Library and Learning Centre in Vienna, the collection reimagines 26 famous works of architecture into a set of letters that, as Babina describes, expresses the “heterogeneity of forms and styles” that make up our profession. Each letter is drawn according to the interpretation of an architect’s style, forming part of the cityscape that Babina refers to as “Archibet”.

See the whole set, after the break...

Brahler Residence / Robert Maschke Architects

01:00 - 13 January, 2014
Brahler Residence / Robert Maschke Architects, © Eric Hanson
© Eric Hanson
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bay Village, OH, USA
  • Design Team

    Robert Maschke, FAIA, Marc Manack, AIA, Matt Lindsay
  • Structural Engineer

    I.A. Lewin, P.E. and Associates
  • Area

    1937.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Eric Hanson © Eric Hanson © Eric Hanson © Eric Hanson +16

1700 Nilo / Lucas Obino, Carolina Souza Pinto e Jean Grivot

01:00 - 13 January, 2014
1700 Nilo / Lucas Obino, Carolina Souza Pinto e Jean Grivot , © Marcelo Donadussi
© Marcelo Donadussi
  • Architects

    Carolina Souza Pinto, Jean Grivot, Lucas Obino (autores); Bianca Antunes (colaboradora)
  • Location

    Avenida Doutor Nilo Peçanha, 1700 - Boa Vista, Porto Alegre - Rio Grande do Sul, 91330-000, Brasil
  • Project Area

    1075.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

© Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi +30

Aquitanis Community Housing / Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons Architectes

01:00 - 13 January, 2014
Aquitanis Community Housing / Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons Architectes, © Arthur Pequin
© Arthur Pequin

© Arthur Pequin © Arthur Pequin © Arthur Pequin © Arthur Pequin +15

The WAYRA - IE Master in Work Space Design Challenge

01:00 - 13 January, 2014
The WAYRA - IE Master in Work Space Design Challenge

IE School of Architecture and Design has reached an agreement with WAYRA TELEFÓNICA to organize a Design Challenge with the students of the Master in Work Space Design.

The challenge will consist in looking for ideas to re-design their astonishing 12.000 square foot premises located in the 8th floor of the historic building of Telefónica in Gran Vía, the heart of Madrid.

WAYRA is a start-up accelerator belonging to IT giant TELEFÓNICA, with presence in more than twelve countries through their network of WAYRA Academies, where they host and mentor young startups for a year.