Time House / LADAA

01:00 - 29 September, 2013
Courtesy of LADAA
Courtesy of LADAA
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vilamarxant, Valencia, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Sergio Adelantado, Sara López Blanco
  • Construction Company

    Construciones Nideker
  • Area

    550.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of LADAA

Courtesy of LADAA Courtesy of LADAA Courtesy of LADAA Courtesy of LADAA +28

IDEO Morph 38 / Somdoon Architects

01:00 - 29 September, 2013
© W Workspace
© W Workspace

© W Workspace © W Workspace © W Workspace © W Workspace +19

In Tokyo, A Vertical Farm Inside and Out

00:00 - 29 September, 2013
Courtesy of Kono Designs
Courtesy of Kono Designs

As young people migrate to cities in ever growing numbers, so grows the concern for the future of agriculture. Prototypes for urban/vertical farms have been developed and, considering projected urban growth, seem a likely forecast for our future.

In the offices of Pasona, the future has already arrived. The Tokyo based recruitment agency has dedicated 20% of their 215,000 square foot office to growing fresh vegetables, making it the largest urban farm in Japan.

Novancia Business School / AS.Architecture Studio

01:00 - 29 September, 2013
© Georges Fessy
© Georges Fessy

© Georges Fessy © Georges Fessy © Georges Fessy © Georges Fessy +8

Belmont Community Rehabilitation Centre / Billard Leece Partnership

01:00 - 29 September, 2013
© Tony Miller
© Tony Miller

© Tony Miller © Tony Miller © Tony Miller © Tony Miller +10

Event TAG DF / AT 103

00:00 - 29 September, 2013
Control no control - Iregular. Image © Jose Manuel Espinola
Control no control - Iregular. Image © Jose Manuel Espinola
  • Architecture

  • Location

    Av. Industria Militar, 11200 Ciudad de México, Mexico
  • Producer

    Tania Esparza
  • Digital curator

    Damián Romero
  • Project Manager

    Jorge Parraga
  • Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Jose Manuel Espinola, Sarai Chazaro, Cortesia de AT 103, Zony Maya

© Jose Manuel Espinola Control no control - Iregular. Image © Jose Manuel Espinola © Sarai Chazaro Courtesy of AT 103 +24

"The Architecture of Regionalism in the Age of Globalization" Symposium

00:00 - 29 September, 2013

Clemson School of Architecture will host a symposium on "The Architecture of Regionalism in the Age of Globalization", with Alexander Tzonis, Liane Lefaivre, Marlon Blackwell, Merrill Elam, and Frank Harmon, on Friday, October 18, 2013. The symposium celebrates the school's centennial.

The Never-Before-Seen Interviews from Helvetica/Objectified/Urbanized

00:00 - 29 September, 2013
Courtesy of Gary Hustwit
Courtesy of Gary Hustwit

In his three-part documentary series, composed of the films Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized, Gary Hustwit explored the effect that design has on our everyday life. However, in the process of making these documentaries, he only used about 3% of the interview footage he collected. Now he has launched a kickstarter campaign to fund a book that will make his 100 hours of interview footage available in its entirety. Click here to back his project and make this book a reality.

A Delightfully Candid Interview with Chicago's Lifetime Achievement Winner: Stanley Tigerman

00:00 - 29 September, 2013
© Wikimedia Commons
© Wikimedia Commons

Stanley Tigerman, an outspoken force on the Chicago architecture scene, was recently bestowed (much to his amazement) AIA Chicago's highest honour: the Lifetime Achievement Award. "I’ve done some damage to them and I’m aware of it. I’ve challenged them..." he explains to Meg Graham of Chicago Grid. "So that they then turn around in a way and turn the other cheek and give me this award does not go unnoticed by me. And I’m thrilled by it." You can find the full, wonderfully entertaining interview, in which he discusses the award, keeping up in a digital world, and getting older (without becoming "ridiculous"),here

Is there a Future for India's Stepwells?

00:00 - 29 September, 2013

Tourists in India dutifully make the rounds, visiting the spectacular temples, palaces, and forts the country has to offer. But, even when they're practically under their feet, people often forget about stepwells, the massive subterranean (up to ten stories) structures that dot the Indian landscape. 

As this video explains, stepwells, first constructed around 300 CE, were born out of a need to dependably collect and store water. They boast highly complex circulation and ornamentation, and over the years have evolved to function also as community centres and temples. But, as architecture journalist Victoria Lautman has pointed out, with the spread of industrialisation and drought (not to mention widespread demolition), stepwells are slowly becoming derelict. 

Festival Des Architectures Vives 2014 Call for Submissions

01:00 - 28 September, 2013

For this new edition of the Festival Des Architectures Vives, two calls for submissions are proposed. Using the theme 'Sensuality', the association Champ Libre sends a call for submissions in order to realize 10 interventions in the Montpellier Festival, and/or 7 interventions in the La Grande Motte Festival.

Hotel Aitana IJdock / Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker

01:00 - 28 September, 2013
© Courtesy of Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker
© Courtesy of Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker
  • Architects

  • Location

    IJdock, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Jan Bakers, Martijn Boer, Remko Verkaar, Frank Stahl, Erik Feenstra, Anna Alegre
  • Interior Architect

    Tomás Alía
  • Master Plan

    Dick van Gameren en Bjarne Mastenbroek
  • Interior Architect Restaurant

    Bakers Architecten
  • Tenant Hotel

    Room Mate Hotels
  • Tenant Restaurant

    Vitam BV
  • Area

    18400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Frank Stahl © Courtesy of Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker © Courtesy of Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker © Courtesy of Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker +30

Red Wall / 3Gatti Architecture Studio

01:00 - 28 September, 2013
© Shen Qiang & Daniele Mattioli
© Shen Qiang & Daniele Mattioli
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Chief architect

    Francesco Gatti
  • Project manager

    Summer Nie
  • Collaborators

    Zhengxin Ni, Michele Ruju, Charles Mariambourg, Yanmin Sun, Furion Huang, Karen Cheung
  • Structural engineer and local institute

    Shanghai Orient Architectural design & Research Institute CO. LTD.
  • Area

    14300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

    Shen Qiang & Daniele Mattioli

© Shen Qiang & Daniele Mattioli © Shen Qiang & Daniele Mattioli © Shen Qiang & Daniele Mattioli © Shen Qiang & Daniele Mattioli +13

How Vienna Designs Gender Equality Into the City Itself

00:00 - 28 September, 2013
Via Flickr. Image © Peter M
Via Flickr. Image © Peter M

An interesting article in The Atlantic Cities reveals the ideas behind "gender mainstreaming" in Vienna, a policy that began in the early 1990s and has had a huge effect on the past two decades of city planning there. Initially intended specifically to make the city more livable for women, the principles have proven so successful that they now form a part of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme's best practices. You can read the full article here.

JustK / Amunt Architekten Martenson und Nagel Theissen

01:00 - 28 September, 2013
© Brigida Gonzalez
© Brigida Gonzalez

© Brigida Gonzalez © Brigida Gonzalez © Brigida Gonzalez © Brigida Gonzalez +24

Between the Buildings of Historic Amsterdam, An Urban Intervention

01:00 - 28 September, 2013

Amsterdam's famous canal district celebrated its 400th birthday this year. And though the district has grown and evolved throughout the centuries, now, more than ever before, this UNESCO World Heritage site is struggling with how to ensure the past doesn't hold a vice-like grip on its future.

For Jarrik Ouburg, an Amsterdam architect, the problem was more specific: in such a historic district, how do you keep urban transformations from slowing to a stop? This question eventually led him to his ongoing project, “Tussen-ruimte.”  Tussen-ruimte (Dutch for ‘between space’) installs pieces of contemporary art and architecture in the hidden alleys and courtyards that have formed over years of building in the canal district.

Urban Shelter / MYCC

01:00 - 28 September, 2013
© Elena Almagro
© Elena Almagro

© Elena Almagro © Elena Almagro © Elena Almagro © Elena Almagro +10

Will Mayors Save the World?

00:00 - 28 September, 2013
© SHoP Architects
© SHoP Architects

When national leaders get too caught up in political games to make real change, who steps in? Lately, cities have been setting the pace for policy change, tackling issues from climate change to immigration. This development, termed "glocalization," seems to be a growing trend, and indicates a shift of influence from the national to the local level. The Atlantic's Emma Green explains and explores the term, and lays out why mayors might be the ones to change our world. Read the full article here