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AIAS Launches Campaign to Promote Early Licensing

14:00 - 13 April, 2015
AIAS Launches Campaign to Promote Early Licensing, Courtesy of AIAS
Courtesy of AIAS

The AIAS has launched a new campaign, the Professional Advancement Support Scholarship, or PASS. The program, available for AIAS alumni pursuing licensure, provides incentive for recent graduates to take a portion of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) by reimbursing them for successfully undertaking this task. Through a proactive approach, coupled with an informative blog series, the AIAS encourages aspiring architects to actively seek licensure to kick-start their professional careers. 

PM House / M2.senos

14:00 - 13 April, 2015
PM House / M2.senos, © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio
© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio

© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aveiro, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Ricardo Senos, Sofia Senos
  • Engineering

    Amadeu Carvalho
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Farshid Moussavi Elected as New Royal Academician

12:30 - 13 April, 2015
Farshid Moussavi Elected as New Royal Academician , FMA's winning proposal for the Jardins de la Lironde Competition. Image © Farshid Moussavi Architecture
FMA's winning proposal for the Jardins de la Lironde Competition. Image © Farshid Moussavi Architecture

Farshid Moussavi has been elected into the Royal Academy of Arts, joining Eva Jiricna, Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield, Nicholas Grimshaw, and 11 other architects as a Royal Academician in the program's architecture category. The Iranian-born architect best known for her work on the Yokohama International Cruise Terminal in Japan, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, the flagship store for Victoria Beckham in London, and her installation at the 2012 Architecture Biennale in Venice.  

"I’m particularly pleased to welcome Farshid because the Royal Academy architects currently comprise a more distinguished group than at any time in its long history," commented Christopher Le Brun, president of the Royal Academy.

La Florida Metropolitan Hospital Clinic / BBATS Consulting & Projects SLP + MURTINHO+RABY arquitectos

11:00 - 13 April, 2015
La Florida Metropolitan Hospital Clinic / BBATS Consulting & Projects SLP + MURTINHO+RABY arquitectos, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh + 29

Are Computers Bad for Architecture?

09:30 - 13 April, 2015
Are Computers Bad for Architecture?, The parametric method works well if a problem is well understood - but in the early stages of a design, you often learn what you're solving while you solve it. Image © Daniel Gillen
The parametric method works well if a problem is well understood - but in the early stages of a design, you often learn what you're solving while you solve it. Image © Daniel Gillen

In his articles for ArchSmarter, Michael Kilkelly often praises the value of computers and automation, a sometimes controversial viewpoint with plenty of supporters on either side. In particular, his previous post on ArchDaily, "5 Reasons Architects Should Learn to Code" provoked a significant discussion. But what is the value of this automation? In this post originally published on ArchSmarter, he expands on his view of what computers can be useful for - and more importantly, what they can't.

I write a lot about digital technology and automation here on ArchSmarter, but deep down inside, I have a soft spot for all things analog. I still build physical models. I carry a Moleskine notebook with me everywhere. I also recently bought a Crosley record player.

I can listen to any kind of music I want through Spotify. The music world is literally at my finger tips. Playing records hasn’t changed what I listen to but it has changed how I listen to music. There’s more friction involved with records. I have to physically own the record and I have to manually put it on the turntable. It’s a deliberate act that requires a lot more effort than just selecting a playlist on Spotify. And it’s a lot more fun.

Conservation Hall / archimania

10:00 - 13 April, 2015
Conservation Hall / archimania, © David Sundberg/ESTO
© David Sundberg/ESTO

© David Sundberg/ESTO © David Sundberg/ESTO © David Sundberg/ESTO © David Sundberg/ESTO + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    882 Curtiswood Ln S, Nashville, TN 37204, United States
  • Area

    19080.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

School of Engineering at Lancaster University / John McAslan + Partners

06:00 - 13 April, 2015
School of Engineering at Lancaster University / John McAslan + Partners, © Nick Gutteridge
© Nick Gutteridge

© Nick Gutteridge © Nick Gutteridge © Nick Gutteridge © Nick Gutteridge + 24

Michael Sorkin's 'The Next Helsinki' Competition Attracts Over 200 Entries

05:00 - 13 April, 2015
Michael Sorkin's 'The Next Helsinki' Competition Attracts Over 200 Entries

The organisers behind The Next Helsinki, a competition masterminded by architect and critic Michael Sorkin, have announced that they have received over 200 international entries. Launched as an alternative to the controversial Guggenheim Helsinki project, the competition called upon architects, urbanists, artists, and environmentalists to imagine how Helsinki and the South Harbour site allotted to the proposed museum could be transformed for the maximum benefit of the city’s residents and visitors.

Gaudin House / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

04:00 - 13 April, 2015
Gaudin House / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes, © Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher + 18

Anne de Bretagne Secondary School / Philippe Gazeau

03:00 - 13 April, 2015
Anne de Bretagne Secondary School / Philippe Gazeau, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    36 Allée de la Bourgonnière, 44800 Saint-Herblain, France
  • Area

    6443.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Hakodate Jomon Culture Center / Atelier BNK

20:00 - 12 April, 2015
Hakodate Jomon Culture Center  / Atelier BNK, © Koji Sakai
© Koji Sakai

© Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hakodate, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
  • Area

    1256.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Denton Corker Marshall Completes New Australian Pavilion in Venice

16:00 - 12 April, 2015
Denton Corker Marshall Completes New Australian Pavilion in Venice, © John Gollings
© John Gollings

Australia’s new pavilion for the Venice Biennale has been officially completed by the Australia Council for the Arts. Designed by Australian practice Denton Corker Marshall, the granite-clad building is the first pavilion to be built in Venice in the 21st century, and replaces Philip Cox’s 1988 structure. The pavilion is to welcome its first visitors from May 9, as part of the 56th International Art Exhibition, with the work of artist Fiona Hall comprising its inaugural exhibition.

Learn more about the pavilion and view selected images after the break.

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings + 8

Planning Korea Designs Resort Hotel for PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

15:00 - 12 April, 2015
Planning Korea Designs Resort Hotel for PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, Courtesy of Planning Korea
Courtesy of Planning Korea

Seoul-based architecture and art practice Planning Korea has unveiled their design for a seaside resort hotel, to host visitors to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Offering 946 rooms and sprawling across a 29,493-square-meter site, the hotel will offer a combination of marine and mountain leisure activities. 

Courtesy of Planning Korea Courtesy of Planning Korea Courtesy of Planning Korea Courtesy of Planning Korea + 6

York House Senior School / Acton Ostry Architects

14:00 - 12 April, 2015
York House Senior School  / Acton Ostry Architects, © Michael Elkan
© Michael Elkan

© Michael Elkan © Michael Elkan © Michael Elkan © Michael Elkan + 34

  • Architects

  • Location

    4176 Alexandra Street, Vancouver, BC V6J 2V6, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Mark Ostry, ARCHITECT AIBC AAA SAA OAA FRAIC
  • Project Lead

    Susan Ockwell, ARCHITECT AIBC LEED AP
  • Area

    3345.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Archiculture Interviews: Peter Bohlin

12:00 - 12 April, 2015

"I would say we're at the intersection of people, art, and technology..." In this latest Archiculture extras interview, Peter Bohlin, architect and president of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, sits down with Arbuckle Industries to discuss the nature of architecture. He addresses some of the design challenges he faced when developing the 5th Avenue Apple Store and how he ultimately overcame them. Additionally, he provides his perspective on the attributes of "good architects" and the mindset of these individuals. He goes on to discuss the role of architects, and the challenges he anticipates for this discipline in the future.

Architecture, Economics and Aquariums: Can ICM Revive the Bilbao Effect in Asia?

09:30 - 12 April, 2015
Architecture, Economics and Aquariums: Can ICM Revive the Bilbao Effect in Asia?, Acquario Ceara, Fortaleza. Image Courtesy of ICM
Acquario Ceara, Fortaleza. Image Courtesy of ICM

The "Bilbao effect" was once viewed as the savior of the other cities; a way for post-industrial cities in the 1990s and 2000s to not only replace their economic reliance on failing industry with tourism, but to reinvent themselves as capitals of High Culture, enriching both body and soul. This has long since ceased to be the case, and many now see it instead as an ironic monument to hubris. But while architecture in the west is attempting to find a viable successor, rapidly expanding economies in Asia and South East Asia seem poised to embark on a new wave of architectural and cultural flourishes designed to attract tourists and Thai Baht.

Avia Park, Moscow. Image Courtesy of ICM AquaMundo, Santo Dominigo. Image Courtesy of ICM Mardan Palace, Antalya. Image Courtesy of ICM Life Support, Antalya. Image Courtesy of ICM + 8

VLM Bridge / AND-RÉ

10:00 - 12 April, 2015
VLM Bridge  / AND-RÉ, © João Soares
© João Soares

© João Soares © João Soares © João Soares © João Soares + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vilamoura, 8125-507 Quarteira, Portugal
  • Architects in Charge

    Bruno André, Francisco Salgado Ré
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 10 - the Structures of Porto

08:00 - 12 April, 2015

We teamed up with Building PicturesFilipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their video series “,” which highlights ’s most significant buildings over the last two decades.

The series launched in 2013 and is composed of 10 episodes, each focusing on a different theme: light, stairs, balconies, nature, textures, doors, windows, skylights, pavements and structures.

Last week we featured the series’ ninth episode about Porto’s pavements, and now we present Episode 10 – Structures. Read the producers’ description of the series' last episode after the break.