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S-House / Yuusuke Karasawa Architects

01:00 - 21 October, 2014
S-House / Yuusuke Karasawa Architects, © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura +43

Call For Proposals: Hello Nature!

01:00 - 21 October, 2014
Call For Proposals: Hello Nature!, Competition Site. Image Courtesy of Combo Competitions
Competition Site. Image Courtesy of Combo Competitions

Combo Competitions' latest ideas challenge, entitled Hello Nature!, centres on a site located in northern Sweden at the foot of a mountain (Omneberget), sat within an area called the High Coast (Höga Kusten) - which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This competition is looking for "structures that celebrate nature", which also involve elements of "both education and recreation, or - if you prefer - business and pleasure." The wider question the competition poses is whether or not architecture can encourage involvement with nature. Previous Combo Competitions have included the London Cinema Challenge and Faith! A Place of Worship in London, both of which attracted a number of high quality proposals.

Daniel Libeskind-Designed Condominium Towers Proposed for Boca Raton

00:00 - 21 October, 2014
Daniel Libeskind-Designed Condominium Towers Proposed for Boca Raton, © Vingtsix
© Vingtsix

Daniel Libeskind has teamed up with locally-based GS4 Studios to propose a four-tower, luxury condominium project for downtown Boca Raton, Florida. North of Miami, the “Mizner on the Green” development will add 500 residential units and a two-acre public park directly adjacent to the Boca Raton Resort and Club golf course. 

Showroom for &tradition / NORM Architects

01:00 - 21 October, 2014
Showroom for &tradition / NORM Architects, © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen
© Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

© Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Patricia Parinejad +39

7 Ways To Get Paid Faster by Improving Your Invoicing Process at Your Architecture Practice

00:00 - 21 October, 2014
7 Ways To Get Paid Faster by Improving Your Invoicing Process at Your Architecture Practice, Courtesy of WorkflowMax
Courtesy of WorkflowMax

How much do you love invoicing? I imagine, about as much as you love cleaning the mouldy food out of the back of your refrigerator. Or possibly your annual trip to the dentist. Or maybe as much as your neighbor's dog who likes to run around in circles yapping excitedly for seven straight hours.

On invoicing days, you will usually find me in the kitchen, condiments spread everywhere, frantically trying to discern exactly what that lump of amorphous green goo stuck at the bottom of the vegetable crisper once was. 

As an architect, you’re writing invoices all the time, for huge amounts of money. You’ve probably had enough late-paying clients or miscalculated fees to understand how important it is to stay on top of invoicing and make sure you haven’t missed off a zero or moved a decimal point in the total. But pulling all the data together, giving the client the information they want, and making sure you’ve calculated it all correctly can take hours. Hours you’d rather spend on other tasks, like actually working in the studio. 

What Should Obama's Presidential Library Look Like?

00:00 - 21 October, 2014
What Should Obama's Presidential Library Look Like?, Columbia University: open space, throughout the community. Image © Alfonso Medina/T38 Studio via the Guardian
Columbia University: open space, throughout the community. Image © Alfonso Medina/T38 Studio via the Guardian

Barack Obama still has two years left in his presidency, but speculative planning for his Presidential Library has already begun for each of the four possible final locations. Just as the election of President Obama broke down historical precedents for who could hold office, could the design of his dedication library represent an architectural shift from previous libraries? This article by Lilah Raptopoulos from The Guardian presents four unofficial visions for the design of the new library, each of them from award-winning architects. Their bold design sketches expand our perceptions of what a presidential library could be, and explore new ways in which these libraries could serve their communities. See all four designs and read the full article from The Guardian entitled, “Obama's presidential library: four radical visions of the future from top architects.”

Kwel Ka Baung School / a.gor.a Architects

01:00 - 21 October, 2014
Kwel Ka Baung School / a.gor.a Architects, Courtesy of Agora Architects
Courtesy of Agora Architects

Courtesy of Agora Architects Courtesy of Agora Architects Courtesy of Agora Architects Courtesy of Agora Architects +22

Casa no Príncipe Real / Camarim Arquitectos

01:00 - 21 October, 2014
Casa no Príncipe Real / Camarim Arquitectos, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Vasco Correia, Patrícia Sousa
  • Area

    41.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Bureau Architecture Méditerranée Designs Algerian Parliament Around a Vast Plaza

01:00 - 21 October, 2014
Bureau Architecture Méditerranée Designs Algerian Parliament Around a Vast Plaza, © Bureau Architecture Méditerranée
© Bureau Architecture Méditerranée

Bureau Architecture Méditerranée has unveiled the design for the new Parliament of Algeria, a complex including buildings for the People's National Assembly, the National Council (Senate), the Chamber (Congress), and a residence for legislators. The buildings are organized around a large public plaza, "a symbolic gathering place for the free people who give the republic its legitimacy and authority," on a site that connects the historic and modern parts of the city.

Congress of the Republic of Algeria. Perspective view from the courtyard. Image © Bureau Architecture Méditerranée People’s National Assembly. Hall of honor. Image © Bureau Architecture Méditerranée Congress of the Republic of Algeria. View from the terrace under the dome. Image © Bureau Architecture Méditerranée Congress of the Republic of Algeria. View of the chamber. Image © Bureau Architecture Méditerranée +15

In Progress: Palace Museum-Southern Branch / KRIS YAO | ARTECH

01:00 - 21 October, 2014
In Progress: Palace Museum-Southern Branch / KRIS YAO | ARTECH, © National Palace Museum
© National Palace Museum

Render. Image Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH © Jeffrey Cheng © Jeffrey Cheng Render. Image Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH +24

Abu Dhabi Central Market / Foster + Partners

01:00 - 21 October, 2014
Abu Dhabi Central Market / Foster + Partners, © Nigel Young | Foster + Partners
© Nigel Young | Foster + Partners

© Nigel Young | Foster + Partners © Nigel Young | Foster + Partners © Nigel Young | Foster + Partners © Nigel Young | Foster + Partners +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
  • Project Team

    Norman Foster, David Nelson, Gerard Evenden, Stuart Latham, Muir Livingstone, John Blythe, Edson Yabiku, David Crosswaite, Giulia Galiberti, Sandra Glass, Ashley Lane, Giulia Leoni, Emily Phang, Bram van der Wal, Ho-Ling Cheung, Luca Latini, Franquibel Lima, Chris Nunn, Riccardo Russo, Jillian Salter, Ronald Schuurmans, Sunphol Sorakul, Daniel Weiss, Laura Podda, Yong Bin Kim, Yvonne Jendreiek
  • Area

    689416.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Son La Restaurant / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

01:00 - 21 October, 2014
Son La Restaurant / Vo Trong Nghia Architects, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Son La, Son La, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Vo Trong Nghia
  • Associate Architect

    Vu Van Hai
  • Architects

    Ngo Thuy Duong, Tran Mai Phuong
  • Contractor

    Suoi Hen JSC, Wind and Water House JSC
  • Area

    1984.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Grimshaw Selected to Expand Peru's International Airport

00:00 - 21 October, 2014
Grimshaw Selected to Expand Peru's International Airport, Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chávez. Image Courtesy of LAP
Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chávez. Image Courtesy of LAP

Grimshaw has landed a $950 million expansion project for the Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, Peru. As reported by the Architect’s Journal, Grimshaw will work with ARCADIS, CH2MHill and Ramboll to design a seven million square meter scheme that will include a new air traffic control tower and second terminal for the international airport. Designs are set to be revealed in 2015.

Donna van Milligen Bielke Wins Prix de Rome Architecture 2014

00:00 - 21 October, 2014
Donna van Milligen Bielke Wins Prix de Rome Architecture 2014, Cabinet of Curiosities / Donna van Milligen Bielke. Image Courtesy of Prix de Rome
Cabinet of Curiosities / Donna van Milligen Bielke. Image Courtesy of Prix de Rome

The Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science Jet Bussemaker has awarded architect Donna van Milligen Bielke the €40,000 Prix de Rome Architecture 2014. A 2012 graduate from the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, Van Milligen Bielke won the prize for her “radical and poetic intervention” - Cabinet of Curiosities - for the Hoogstraat in Rotterdam.

Haworth Tompkins: Who Are The 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize Winners?

00:00 - 20 October, 2014
Haworth Tompkins: Who Are The 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize Winners?, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool. Image © Philip Vile
Everyman Theatre, Liverpool. Image © Philip Vile

This year's RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist was seen by many as the strongest in years. The practice who emerged victorious, beating off competition from internationally recognised practices including Zaha Hadid ArchitectsRenzo Piano Building WorkshopMecanooO’Donnell + Tuomey and Feilden Clegg Bradley, was Haworth Tompkins: but who exactly are they? Ellis Woodman pinned his hopes on the successful Everyman Theatre before the award was announced, uncovering the practice's rich history in designing performance spaces through a discussion with founding partner, Steve Tompkins. For Woodman, their theatre work "has left a legacy of spaces that count among the most beautiful and provocative created in Britain over the past twenty years."

From Bogotá to Bombay: How the World's 'Village-Cities' Facilitate Change

00:00 - 20 October, 2014
From Bogotá to Bombay: How the World's 'Village-Cities' Facilitate Change, “Village-cities,” Usme - Bogotá, Colombia. Image © Laura Amaya
“Village-cities,” Usme - Bogotá, Colombia. Image © Laura Amaya

Perched behind the fog that conceals Bogotá’s mountains is William Oquendo’s house. It is a labyrinth of doors and windows, wherein a bedroom opens into the kitchen and a bathroom vents out into the living room.

Five thousand 5,000 kilometers away in Rio de Janeiro, Gilson Fumaça lives on the terrace level of a three-story house built by his grandfather, his father, and now himself. It’s sturdy; made out of brick and mortar on the ground floor, concrete on the second, and a haphazard combination of zinc roof tiles and loose bricks on the third. The last is Gilson’s contribution, which he will improve as his income level rises.

On the other side of the world in Bombay (Mumbai since 1995), houses encroach on the railway tracks, built and rebuilt after innumerable demolition efforts. “The physical landscape of the city is in perpetual motion,” Suketu Mehta observes in ‘Maximum City.’ Shacks are built out of bamboo sticks and plastic bags; families live on sidewalks and under flyovers in precarious homes constructed with their hands. And while Dharavi—reportedly the largest slum in Asia—has better quality housing, running water, electricity and secure land tenure, this is not the case for most of the new migrants into the city.

Judith Edelman, A “Firebrand for Women in Architecture, Dies at 91

00:00 - 20 October, 2014
Judith Edelman, A “Firebrand for Women in Architecture, Dies at 91, New Settlement Community Campus; NYC (2012) / Dattner Architects and Edelman Sultan Knox Wood
New Settlement Community Campus; NYC (2012) / Dattner Architects and Edelman Sultan Knox Wood

Judith Edelman, FAIA, an American architect and feminist who hoped to rid architecture of its “gentleman’s club” status, has passed away at 91. Starting her career in an era when hiring “girls” wasn’t the norm, Edelman’s work to elevate women in architecture has paved the way for many of today’s leading architects; She was the first woman ever elected to the executive committee of the AIA’s New York chapter and she helped co-found the Alliance of Women in Architecture in 1972. Edelman’s built work, also highly admired, ranged from affordable housing to schools and health clinics, mostly in the New York City area. You can read Edelman’s obituary here

Rogers Partners and PWP's Constitution Gardens Redesign Approved for National Mall

00:00 - 20 October, 2014
Rogers Partners and PWP's Constitution Gardens Redesign Approved for National Mall, Events Plaza. Image © PWP Landscape Architecture and Rogers Partners
Events Plaza. Image © PWP Landscape Architecture and Rogers Partners

Rogers Partners (formally known as Rogers Marvel Architects) and PWP Landscape Architecture’s redesign for the National Mall’s neglected Constitution Gardens has received unanimous approval from the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC). The 50-acre project, which was originally won through a competition in 2012, will now move forward with its first phase.