The Forest House / Espacio EMA

© Patricia Hernández

Architects: Espacio EMAAlessandra Cireddu, Carlos M. Hernández
Location: , Jalisco,
Collaborators: Antonio Ramírez
Landscaping: Cony Lupercio, Juan Pablo Lupercio
Construction: Carlos Hernández Bonilla
Year: 2010
Photographs: Patricia Hernández

Rooftecture OT2 / Shuhei Endo

© Stirling Elmendorf

Architects: Shuhei Endo
Location: Kita Ward,
Project Staff: Aoi Endo, Aya Houri
Area: 127.7 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stirling Elmendorf

Public Architecture’s 1% Program Provides Projects for Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity; architects

Public Architecture is an organization with a simple goal: to address public interest through architecture and solve problems of human interaction within the built environment.  The San Francisco based non-profit was established in 2002 and in its past ten years it has served as a forum for public discourse, education and advocacy for the design of public spaces and amenities.  In 2005 it launched its 1% program, a now nationally recognized portfolio of pro-bono work by architects and firms ready to donate 1% of their year’s billable hours to provide work for nonprofit organizations requesting a variety of services that strengthen their architectural identity and community impact.  To date, there are 1100 firms registered with the 1% program.

Nursery School in Berriozar / Javier Larraz + Iñigo Beguiristain + Iñaki Bergera

© Iñaki Bergera

Architects: Javier Larraz, Iñigo Beguiristain, Iñaki Bergera
Location: Berriozar, Navarra, Spain
Area: 1,278.01 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Iñaki Bergera

Gibraltar Airport / bblur architecture + 3DReid

© Hufton + Crow

Architects: bblur architecture + 3DReid
Location: Gibraltar
Engineers: Buro Happold
Main Contractor: Dragados S.A.
Aviation Consultants: NACO B.V.
Landscape Consultants: Spacehub
Photographs: Hufton + Crow

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Winner of adAPT NYC Competition

“My Micro NY” Winter © nycmayorsoffice/Flickr

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced the winner of adAPT NYC - a city-sponsored competition that challenged developer-led teams to design an innovative micro-apartment that responds to 21st century problems. With an all time high of 8.4 million people, and an expected million more by 2030, New York City’s shortfall of affordable one and two person apartments is continuing to grow at a staggering rate. In an effort to solve this imbalance, the winner of will build an experimental project on a piece of city-owned land in Kips Bay, Manhattan, that has been alleviated from the 1987 density restriction that requires all new apartments to be greater than 400 square feet.

“The growth rate for one- and two-person households greatly exceeds that of households with three or more people, and addressing that housing challenge requires us to think creatively and beyond our current regulations,” said Bloomberg.

So, who won adAPT NYC? Find out after the break!

The Frill House / Hiren Patel Architects

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Architects: Hiren Patel Architects
Location: , Gujarat, India
Area: 9,000 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Sebastian Zachariah

Zaha Hadid Receives Aenne Burda Award for Creative Leadership

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Zaha Hadid‘s success has been highlighted by yet another award. The Iraqi-born, world-renowned architect was honored with the yesterday, January 21, at the international DLD (Digital-Life-Design) Conference in Munich. Since 2006, this annual award has honored female digital entrepreneurs for their visionary and successful ideas. Past recipients include The Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, former journalist and Wall Street technology analyst Esther Dyson, business magnate Martha Stewart, and more. 

As reported by Herald Online, Rhode Island School of Design president John Maeda stated: “Leaders are needed when times are changing, creative leaders change times themselves. They make things – like Zaha. She’s unafraid to disrupt, she’s very optimistic. Today we celebrate her incredible optimism.”

Golden Crust Bakery / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

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Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
Location: , VIC, Australia
Design Team: Jon Clements, Tim Jackson, Graham Burrows Chris Manderson, Jane Mackay, Fiona Poon
Area: 800 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Shannon McGrath

© MZ Architects
© MZ Architects

Rock Stadium Proposal / MZ Architects

Inspired by the desert landscape, the design of Rock Stadium by MZ Architects… celebrates the game it hosts as much as it celebrates the site in which it lays. Sunken 200,000sqm into the cooler depth of the desert sand, the

5 Pearls of Wisdom for Architecture Grads, by Phil Bernstein

Gund Hall (home of the Graduate School of Design) during Harvard Graduation. Year 2007. Photo CC Wikimedia User Tebici.

is a Vice President at Autodesk and teaches at Yale (see our interview with him here). This post, originally published in 2011 on his blog as “Winter Commencement,” offers timeless advice for architecture students about to enter the job market. 

As December now rolls around it’s the eve of my last lecture in my professional practice class at Yale. Although I’ve been teaching for almost twenty-five years, I still can’t believe how quickly the semester accelerates into Thanksgiving, and suddenly it’s all over but the shouting (or, in our case, final projects and juries). About the same time as the term slammed to a closed I received a note from a student at Prarie View A&M, asking many of the existential questions that must be facing architecture students nearing their degrees. Seemed like a good time to speculate a bit about that future, and what this year’s graduates might be facing as they confront the job market in the spring, with enough time between now and then to contemplate their options and plot their strategies, so here goes:

Read on to find out Phil Bernstein’s 5 tips for future grads, after the break…

Maison D / Emmanuelle Weiss

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Architects: Emmanuelle Weiss
Location: ,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Julien Lanoo

National Mall / CLOG

Nearly a million people crowded the yesterday to witness the second swearing-in of President Barack Obama. The Mall was transformed – from the oft-trampled, dusty track of land separating the Capitol from the Lincoln Memorial – into a space of civic pride and participation. It’s moments like these that reveal to us the latent potential of the , and it’s important symbolic value as our Nation’s “backyard.”

The National Mall has suffered decades of over-use and under-funding, but has recently come back on the National agenda. With many projects underway – and soon to be underway – now is the time to consider: What is the National Mall? What is its value? And how should it be designed for the future? With informative graphics, varied insights, and interesting case studies, : National Mall addresses these vital questions.

Read our review of CLOG: National Mall, after the break…

Forte Nanshan / SPARK


Architects: SPARK
Location: , China
Project Director: Jan Felix Clostermann
Team: Eldine Heep, Leonardo Micolta, Javen Ho
Area: 5,420 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Jonathan Leijonhufvud, FG+SG, Fernando Guerra – Sergio Guerra

Courtesy of icsid/IDA
Courtesy of icsid/IDA

Becoming a WDC (World Design Capital)

Entering their fifth cycle of the WDC (World Design Capital) initiative, Icsid (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design) is currently calling for submissions of applications for the biennial designation, where a combination of many factors contributes to the final…

AM House / Drucker Arquitetura

© Leonardo Finotti

Architects: Drucker Arquitetura
Location: Sao Paulo,
Author Architect: Monica Drucker
Area: 1,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Courtesy of AllesWirdGut
Courtesy of AllesWirdGut

WAZ Media Office Headquarters Winning Proposal / AllesWirdGut

Austrian architectural office AllesWirdGut… were recently commissioned to build the corporate headquarters of the international WAZ Media Group at their corporate home base in Essen, Germany. With a gross floor area of 36,000 sqm, the architects create a landmark and

Glass Farm / MVRDV

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Architects: MVRDV
Location: ,
Area: 1,600 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Persbureau van Eijndhoven, Jeroen Musch, Courtesy of MVRDV