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Hospital of Mollet / Corea Moran Arquitectura

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
© Pepo Segura
© Pepo Segura
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mollet del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Mario Corea, Lluís Moran
  • Area

    26650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Pepo Segura © Pepo Segura © Pepo Segura © Pepo Segura +29

Pedroso House / BAK Architects

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
Pedroso  House / BAK Architects, © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla
© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mar Azul, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
  • Collaborator

    Arch. Diorella Fortunati
  • Land Area

    333 m2
  • Area

    95.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla +22

London Calling: The 'Practical' Architect

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
London Calling: The 'Practical' Architect, Thomas Heatherwick and Arup's plans for a new, 367-meter long ‘Garden Bridge’ that will span the river from Temple to the Southbank (more renderings at http://www.archdaily.com/389848/thomas-heatherwick-designs-garden-bridge-in-london/). Image Courtesy of Arup
Thomas Heatherwick and Arup's plans for a new, 367-meter long ‘Garden Bridge’ that will span the river from Temple to the Southbank (more renderings at http://www.archdaily.com/389848/thomas-heatherwick-designs-garden-bridge-in-london/). Image Courtesy of Arup

Recently the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne pledged £30 million towards Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge over the Thames. It was an easy offer to make towards a conspicuous piece of design by the author of the 2012 Olympic flame. Contrast this with the Education Secretary Michael Gove’s remarks about the contribution that our profession might make to schools: "We won't be getting Richard Rogers to design your school. We won't be getting any award-winning architects to design it, because no one in this room is here to make architects richer."

Together, these events indicate that our government does not understand our profession. Genius minds may be called upon to make exceptional contributions to a built environment that otherwise need not be exposed to such frivolity and impracticality. And yet, every day architects make practical decisions that lead to great buildings. It’s about time the politicians here in the UK and abroad listened to a very ‘practical’ profession.

Sonnenhof Wil / Michael Meier Marius Hug Architekten

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
Sonnenhof Wil / Michael Meier Marius Hug Architekten, © Roman Keller
© Roman Keller

© Roman Keller © Roman Keller © Roman Keller © Roman Keller +12

Hammerhavn Multipurpose Buildings / Cubo Arkitekter

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
Hammerhavn Multipurpose Buildings / Cubo Arkitekter, © Lars Due jensen
© Lars Due jensen

© Martin Schubert © Lars Due jensen © Lars Due jensen © Martin Schubert +16

Richard Meier Unveils First Florida Beach Project, Now Underway

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
Richard Meier Unveils First Florida Beach Project, Now Underway, View of The Surf Club from Collins Avenue. Image © dbox for Fort Capital / Richard Meier & Partners
View of The Surf Club from Collins Avenue. Image © dbox for Fort Capital / Richard Meier & Partners

Richard Meier will be adding his mark to Greater Miami with the completion of a Four Season’s expansion to the historic Russell Pancoast-designed “Surf Club” in 2016, located in Surfside. Already under construction, the luxury hospitality and residential project will include two, 12-story residential towers, offering 150 private units, alongside an 80-room hotel on 9-acres of pristine oceanfront property. A members-only club, restaurants, spa and other amenities will be included on site, connected to each other via an expansive park and oceanside gardens. 

Lamble Residence / Smart Design Studio

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
Lamble Residence / Smart Design Studio, © Sharrin Rees
© Sharrin Rees
  • Architects

  • Location

    South Coast, NSW, Australia
  • Design Team

    William Smart, Edmund Spencer, Jeremy Unger, James Ho
  • Builder

    Peter Rein, Pty Ltd
  • Structural

    Engineer Bilkey Reilly & Associates
  • Basix Consultant

    Graham Hunt
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Sharrin Rees © Sharrin Rees © Sharrin Rees © Sharrin Rees +19

Tinbeerwah House / Robinson Architects

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
Tinbeerwah House / Robinson Architects, © Nic Granleese
© Nic Granleese
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tinbeerwah QLD 4563, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Jolyon Robinson
  • Builder

    Coast Built Homes
  • Structural Engineer

    SCG Engineers
  • Builder Certifier

    Stewart Magill
  • Area

    190.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese +9

10 Toll Stations and Canopies At The Ap-7 South / Bru Lacomba Setoain

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
10 Toll Stations and Canopies At The Ap-7 South / Bru Lacomba Setoain, © Adriá Goula
© Adriá Goula

© Adriá Goula © Adriá Goula © Adriá Goula © Adriá Goula +9

RD House / VASHO

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
RD House / VASHO, © Eduardo Abreu
© Eduardo Abreu
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jarabacoa 41000, Dominican Republic
  • Architect in Charge

    Alexi Moraga H.
  • Project Area

    470 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Eduardo Abreu © Eduardo Abreu © Eduardo Abreu © Eduardo Abreu +28

Baan Yo Yen / TA-CHA Design

01:00 - 10 February, 2014
Baan Yo Yen / TA-CHA Design , © BeerSingnoi
© BeerSingnoi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nonthaburi, Thailand
  • Design Team

    Waranyu Makarabhirom, Sonthad Srisang
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© BeerSingnoi © BeerSingnoi © BeerSingnoi © BeerSingnoi +19

Terry Trueblood Lodge / ASK Studio

01:00 - 10 February, 2014
Terry Trueblood Lodge / ASK Studio, © Cameron Campbell
© Cameron Campbell
  • Architects

  • Location

    Iowa City, IA, USA
  • Consultants

    Snyder & Associates, Shuck-Britson, Inc., Farris Engineering
  • General Contractor

    Tricon Construction Group
  • Area

    5900.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Cameron Campbell © Cameron Campbell © Cameron Campbell © Cameron Campbell +12

Electra BikeHub / Andrey Ukolov + Ekaterina Osipova

01:00 - 10 February, 2014
Electra BikeHub  / Andrey Ukolov + Ekaterina Osipova, © Sergey Kuznetsov
© Sergey Kuznetsov

© Sergey Kuznetsov © Nikita Kopeikin © Sergey Kuznetsov 3D Model +18

Foothills House / Strachan Group Architects

01:00 - 10 February, 2014
Foothills House  / Strachan Group Architects, © Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

© Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds +21

Apple’s Revised San Francisco Store Approved

00:00 - 10 February, 2014
Apple’s Revised San Francisco Store Approved, Courtesy of Apple
Courtesy of Apple

Third time’s the charm, at least in the case of Apple’s Foster + Partners-designed flagship store planned for San Francisco’s historic Union Square. After being sent back to the drawings boards on multiple occasions, the signature glass box’s third proposal (which was claimed to be “more iconic” than the company’s famous Five Avenue glass cube in New York City) has been awarded approval from the city. 

OPINION: DS+R Should Have Resigned from the MoMA Commission

00:00 - 10 February, 2014
OPINION: DS+R Should Have Resigned from the MoMA Commission, © Flickr CC User Dan Nguyen
© Flickr CC User Dan Nguyen

With all the controversy surrounding Diller Scofidio +Renfro (DSR) and MoMA's decision to demolish the American Folk Art Museum to make way for expansion, DS+R has increasingly come under fire (indeed, even DS+R's democratizing move to make the MoMA's sculpture garden accessible to the public has provoked considerable ire). In the following article, which originally appeared on Metropolis as "Damage Control," critic and author Martin Pedersen questions: why didn't DS+R just walk away?

A few weeks ago, in the wake of MoMA’s decision to raze the Folk Art Museum, the estimable Christopher Hawthorne of the Los Angeles Times asked ; why Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DSR) didn’t simply resign the commission, rather than recommend the demolition of a building designed by their (former?) friends. At the time, I was skeptical of the suggestion. But with the onslaught of negative publicity—which will continue up until the demolition of the building and perhaps well beyond—I’m beginning to think Hawthorne was right. And right not just from a moral, ethical and historic perspective.

Kiosk / Make Architects

01:00 - 10 February, 2014
Kiosk / Make Architects, © Make Architects
© Make Architects

© Make Architects © Make Architects © Make Architects © Make Architects +41

Sochi 2014: Asif Khan Greets Spectators with "Architectural Mount Rushmore"

01:00 - 10 February, 2014
Sochi 2014: Asif Khan Greets Spectators with "Architectural Mount Rushmore" , Courtesy of Asif Khan Studio
Courtesy of Asif Khan Studio

The Olympics are in full swing and, although the "Coastal Cluster" of stadiums has attracted a considerable amount of attention, there is one installation demanding interaction from every spectator.  Built at the entrance of Sochi's Olympic Park is Asif Khan Studio's "MegaFaces," a pavilion that "contorts itself to recreate 3D images of the faces of visitors relayed via digital face scans made in photo booths installed within the building." 

Comprised of 11,000 actuators sitting underneath the cube's stretchy fabric membrane, the installation allows for three, eight meter tall faces to emerge from the wall at a time (the faces that emerge from the side of the pavilion are enlarged by 3500%). According to the designers, this feature of the building "has been likened to a giant pin screen and a digital, architectural Mount Rushmore."