SOM Gets Behind Wooden Skyscraper Design

00:00 - 26 September, 2013
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Although known for their iconic skyscrapers of glass and steel, SOM has begun to redefine our idea of the high-rise by pushing for wood as an alternative material for tall buildings. Not only could it help solve the worldwide problem of housing for those who are or will live in cities, but wooden skyscrapers could also address climate change by reducing a building's carbon footprint. Click here to read about the structural system that SOM has come up with and don't check out our previous coverage on the equally fascinating Timber Tower Research Project!

Behind the Green Door: The Experts Interviews Part I

00:00 - 26 September, 2013

The Oslo Architecture Triennale opened to the public last week, under the title “Behind the Green Door – Architecture and the desire for sustainability”. Rotor, the curators of the Triennale, collected over 600 objects carrying claims of sustainability from over 200 architecture offices, companies and environmental organizations across the world (read our interview with Rotor about the curation).

Experts from different fields share with us which the objects from the collection caught their attention and why. In this first part Kjetil Trædal Thorsen (Snøhetta co-founder), Carolyn Steel (architect, author of The Hungry City and TED speaker), Karl Otto Ellefsen (Dean of Oslo School of Architecture and Design) and Arjen Oosterman (ARCHIS, Volume Magazine) tell us their what they think. From glass technology to filter light, to locally produced food and more.

The Triennale is open until December 1st, full programme here. Check the rest of the videos below:

Tree Snake Houses / Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Tiago Rebelo de Andrade

00:00 - 26 September, 2013
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© Ricardo Oliveira Alves

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Atnbrufossen Vannbruksmuseum / L J B

01:00 - 26 September, 2013
© Marchesi, Hellum & Stikbakke
© Marchesi, Hellum & Stikbakke
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rondane, Norway
  • Project Manager

    Helge Stikbakke
  • Client

    Public Road Administration (Statens vegvesen) – National Tourist Routes
  • Site Manager

    Nordplan as, Steinar Løkken
  • Engineers

    Nordplan as/Estatikk as/Finn-Erik Nilsen
  • Main Contractor Building

    Norsk Massivtre as, Arild Øvergaard
  • Main Contractor Landscape and Foundation

    Stian Brenden Maskinservice as
  • Carpenter

    Folldal Bygg as, Ove Meisal
  • Glass

    Profilteam as, Bjørn Harald Bråten
  • Plumber

    Ole Petter Berger
  • Electrician

    Folldal Industrielektro as
  • Illumintion

    Stokkan Lys as, Andreas Skarpnes
  • Area

    180.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Marchesi, Hellum & Stikbakke

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Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE!

00:00 - 26 September, 2013

On November 7-9th, 2013, your favorite humanitarian design and resiliency conference presented by Architecture for Humanity is back for another round of innovative panel discussions, workshops, Design Open Mic, and inspiring dose of industry networking. This year’s theme, Designing for a More Resilient World, will highlight the intensifying need to protect livelihood in a world which is continuously dealing with the aftereffects of issues like climate change, urbanization and population shock.

Bahrain National Theatre / AS.Architecture-Studio

00:00 - 26 September, 2013
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© Nicolas Buisson

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Haus Am See / Spado Architects

01:00 - 25 September, 2013
© Kurt Kuball
© Kurt Kuball

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House On A Warehouse / Miguel Marcelino

01:00 - 25 September, 2013
© João Morgado
© João Morgado

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Architect Ross Langdon Among Those Killed in Nairobi Siege

00:00 - 25 September, 2013

In his TedxTalk, Australian-born, Tasmanian-raised architect Ross Langdon begins by reading from the book The Rabbits, a children's tale which depicts Australia's colonizers as an invasive, destructive species: rabbits. "I realized I didn't want to be a rabbit any more," Langdon explains. "So I thought it might be better to be like a chameleon, able to adapt and change and blend with our environment, rather than conquer it." 

Barbacoa House / Pepe Gascón

01:00 - 25 September, 2013
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© José Hevia

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Videos: TEDCity2.0

00:00 - 25 September, 2013

On September 20, 2013, TEDCity2.0 took place at the TimesCenter in New York City. Co-curated and co-hosted by Chris Anderson, John Cary, and Courtney Martin, the event surfaced stories of urban ingenuity and interdependence from across the globe, and featured an unexpected mix of over 20 speakers, including several 2012 City 2.0 Award winners.

On session 4 (videos after the break), you'll find speakers Enrique Peñalosa (former mayor of Bogotá), Alan Ricks (MASS Co-Founder), Francis Kere and Iwan Baan. More information on all the speakers can be found here.

State Archive of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bavaria / gmp Architekten

01:00 - 25 September, 2013
© Heiner Leiska
© Heiner Leiska
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nuremberg, Germany
  • Design

    Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze
  • Associated Partner

    Dirk Heller
  • Project Leader

    Karen Schroeder
  • Design Team

    Christoph Berle, Katharina Traupe, Monika Braig
  • Implementation Team

    Christoph Berle, Miriam Bamberg, Judith Saile, Alexander Schnieber, Sui Jinying
  • Area

    9327.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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SEB 12 / Brembilla+Forcella Architetti

00:00 - 25 September, 2013
© Giovanna Silva
© Giovanna Silva

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AD Architecture School Guide: Institute on Aging and Environment, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning

00:00 - 25 September, 2013
Courtesy of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture & Urban Planning Facebook Page
Courtesy of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture & Urban Planning Facebook Page

According to the UN, the elderly population not only exceeds the population of children in developed nations, but will increase more rapidly than any other demographic over the next 50 years -- in fact, it could even triple. 

Although most countries deal with the elderly population through institutionalized care, whether public, as in Canada or in Great Britain, or private, as in the U.S., the quality of care is widely divergent. It’s therefore fitting - and necessary - that the physical environment’s effect on elderly care is becoming a more prominent issue for research. 

One institute that is leading the way in this research is the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning’s Institute on Aging and Environment

Hataitai home / John Mills Architects

01:00 - 25 September, 2013
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© Paul McCredie

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Gehry's Walt Disney Hall Turns 10

00:00 - 25 September, 2013
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© Archdaily

It's been called a "remarkable work of public architecture" that "engages [the city of] Los Angeles" like few others. With the 10 year anniversary of Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall approaching, the LA Times, with some great, in-depth coverage, has been taking a look back at its architecture and what makes it such an important icon for both Gehry and LA. Oh, and don't forget to check out its soon-to-be neighbor on Grand Avenue, the Broad Museum by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Hackney Marshes Centre / Stanton Williams

00:00 - 25 September, 2013
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© Hufton+Crow

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Centre For Cancer And Health / Nord Architects

00:00 - 25 September, 2013
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© Adam Mørk

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