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Society of Architectural Historians 68th Annual International Conference

00:00 - 9 January, 2015
Society of Architectural Historians 68th Annual International Conference, Courtesy of SAH
Courtesy of SAH

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) will hold its 68th Annual International Conference in Chicago, Illinois, from April 15–19, 2015, with the theme "Chicago at the Global Crossroads." SAH will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the conference, which includes lectures by Jeanne Gang and Blair Kamin, as well as roundtables and 36 paper sessions covering topics in architecture, art and architectural history, preservation, landscape architecture, and the built environment. SAH is committed to engaging both conference attendees and local participants with public programming that includes over 30 architectural tours, a plenary talk, and a half-day seminar addressing Chicago’s waterways and neighborhoods. Register at sah.org/2015.

Place of Remembrance / Barclay & Crousse

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
Place of Remembrance / Barclay & Crousse, © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma
© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma

© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lima, Peru
  • Project Architects

    Sandra Barclay y Jean Pierre Crousse
  • Assistants

    Paulo Shimabukuro, Carlos Fernandez, Rosa Aguirre, Mauricio Sialer
  • Project Area

    4900.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

WoodTek HQ / Origin

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
WoodTek HQ / Origin, © Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio
© Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio

© Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio © Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio © Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio © Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fuyu Road, Xitun District, Taichung City, Taiwan 407
  • Assembled Consultant

    Logworks - www.logworks.ca
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Boston to Represent US in 2024 Olympic Bid

00:00 - 9 January, 2015
Boston to Represent US in 2024 Olympic Bid , Courtesy of Team USA
Courtesy of Team USA

The US Olympic Committee (USOC) has unanimously selected Boston as its applicant city for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The culmination of a 22-month evaluation process, Boston was selected over Los Angeles, Washington and San Francisco

“This bid uniquely combines an exciting, athlete-focused concept for hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games with Boston’s existing long-term vision,” says USOC CEO Scott Blackmun. “We look forward to working with Mayor Walsh and the Boston 2024 team to fully engage with the local community and identify ways we can make the bid even better.”

Taliesin West Reconstructed as Largest Frank Lloyd Wright LEGO® Model

00:00 - 9 January, 2015
Taliesin West Reconstructed as Largest Frank Lloyd Wright LEGO® Model, © Andrew Pielage Photography
© Andrew Pielage Photography

Architectural LEGO® artist Adam Reed Tucker has summoned a team of kids to help him rebuild Taliesin West as the largest Frank Lloyd Wright LEGO® structure in history. Unveiled this past Thursday, the eight by four foot model was comprised of more than 180,000 standard LEGO® parts. Tucker spent 40 hours researching and studying the project, 120 hours designing and 260 hours constructing the final model. Taliesin West, nestled in Scottsdale, Arizona’s Sonoran desert, was the winter home of Wright and is home of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. It remains one of the most visited Wright sites in the world. 

SRDP-IWMC Office / H&P Architects

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
SRDP-IWMC Office / H&P Architects, © Nguyen Tien Thanh.
© Nguyen Tien Thanh.

© Nguyen Tien Thanh. © Nguyen Tien Thanh. © Nguyen Tien Thanh. © Nguyen Tien Thanh. +43

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam
  • Architects in Charge

    Doan Thanh Ha, Tran Ngoc Phuong.
  • Area

    1307.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

“U” House / Eleonora Aquilante, Ariel Busch Arquitectos

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
“U” House / Eleonora Aquilante, Ariel Busch Arquitectos, © Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte +24

Nonprofit Group ACDU Seeks to Transform Abandoned D.C. Trolley Station

00:00 - 9 January, 2015
Nonprofit Group ACDU Seeks to Transform Abandoned D.C. Trolley Station, East Platform. Image Courtesy of the Arts Coalition for the Dupont Underground
East Platform. Image Courtesy of the Arts Coalition for the Dupont Underground

The Arts Coalition for the Dupont Underground (ACDU) has taken on the task of revitalizing an abandoned trolley station beneath Dupont Circle in the Northwest quadrant of Washington D.C. The nonprofit organization recently signed for a 66-month lease of the property with the District of Columbia’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. Within that timeframe, the group will transform the space into a permanent cultural hotspot capable of hosting performances, art exhibitions, and other public functions. Learn more, and contribute to the ACDU’s Fundable campaign for this project, after the break.

Video: Santiago Calatrava On His Design For Ground Zero's Only Non-Secular Building

00:00 - 9 January, 2015

In a film for the BBC Magazine, Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava talks through his designs for the new St. Nicholas Church - the only non-secular building on the 9/11 Memorial site. The building, which broke ground last year, has been described by Calatrava as a "tiny jewel" for lower Manhattan, comprising of a white Vermont marble shrine sat beneath a translucent central cupola that is illuminated from within. The new church, of Greek Orthodox denomination, replaces a church of the same name which was destroyed during the attacks of . It is sited close to its original location on 130 Liberty Street, overlooking the National September 11 Memorial park and museum. With the building set to open in early 2016, Calatrava discusses the key conceptual ideas and references behind its unique, controversial design.

AIA Honors SOM's Broadgate Exchange House with 25-Year Award

00:00 - 9 January, 2015
AIA Honors SOM's Broadgate Exchange House with 25-Year Award, © Richard Waite
© Richard Waite

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s Broadgate Exchange House (1990) in London has been announced as the 2015 recipient of the American Institute of Architects25-Year Award. The first UK project to ever win the award, the ten-story Exchange House was commended for “standing the test of time” with its “simple yet ingenious structural system that unifies design and function in the mid-century Modernist tradition.”

© John Davies © Nick Guttridge © Nick Guttridge © SOM +7

Vorarlberg Museum / Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekte

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
Vorarlberg Museum / Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekte, © Hanspeter Schiess
© Hanspeter Schiess

© Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter © Hanspeter Schiess © Adolf Bereuter +18

Holmes - Fuentealba House / Francis Pfenniger

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
Holmes - Fuentealba House / Francis Pfenniger, © Carlos Hevia
© Carlos Hevia

© Carlos Hevia © Carlos Hevia © Carlos Hevia © Carlos Hevia +26

Justin Shubow: “The Profession Has Lost Its Way”

00:00 - 8 January, 2015
Justin Shubow: “The Profession Has Lost Its Way”, Frank Gehry-designed Duplex for Make It Right. Image © Chad Chenier Photography / Make It Right
Frank Gehry-designed Duplex for Make It Right. Image © Chad Chenier Photography / Make It Right

On the wave of Frank Gehry’s proclamation that “98% of architecture is pure shit,” and a recent New York Times op-ed that declared architecture has lost its relevance with the general public, National Civic Art Society president Justin Shubow has joined the conversation by stating that “the profession has lost its way.” 

"Architecture is suffering a crisis of confidence,” stated Shubow in his recent Forbes article. “It is never easy to admit that one is mistaken, still worse that one’s god has failed. It is all the harder when one’s false worldview has been the justification for one’s high social rank. But the growing crisis of confidence is a sign that a cherished dogma will finally be abandoned: The superiority of the architect to the common man.”

Farm Surroundings / Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura

01:00 - 8 January, 2015
Farm Surroundings  / Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura, © Marc Torra Ferrer
© Marc Torra Ferrer

© Marc Torra Ferrer © Marc Torra Ferrer © Marc Torra Ferrer © Marc Torra Ferrer +16

Théâtre d'eau Swimming Pool / LOG Architectes

01:00 - 8 January, 2015
Théâtre d'eau Swimming Pool / LOG Architectes, © Edouard Decam
© Edouard Decam

© Edouard Decam © Edouard Decam © Edouard Decam © Edouard Decam +37

PCF House / Pérez Cepeda, Francesconi

01:00 - 8 January, 2015
PCF House / Pérez Cepeda, Francesconi, © Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

© Federico Cairoli  © Federico Cairoli  © Federico Cairoli  © Federico Cairoli  +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ciudad de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Project Architects

    Arq. Vanesa Pérez Cepeda, Arq. Andrés Francesconi
  • Project Area

    105.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Jardins House / CR2 Arquitetura

01:00 - 8 January, 2015
Jardins House / CR2 Arquitetura, © Fran Parente
© Fran Parente

© Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente +52

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Autores

    Cecilia Reichstul e Clara Reynaldo
  • Project Area

    250.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Five Practices Shortlisted To Restore Mackintosh's Glasgow School Of Art

00:00 - 8 January, 2015
Five Practices Shortlisted To Restore Mackintosh's Glasgow School Of Art, Glasgow School of Art (before the fire). Image © Alan McAteer
Glasgow School of Art (before the fire). Image © Alan McAteer

Five practices are the running to restore Charles Rennie Mackintosh's celebrated school of art in Glasgow. UK based John McAslan + Partners (who restored Mackintosh's last major commission), Scottish practice Page \ Park, and London and Hong-Kong based architects Purcell are all in the frame to lead the restoration of the Mackintosh Building amid a debate over how best to approach the rebuilding of the library and the areas of the building that were devastated by fire in May of last year. The selection of Avanti Architects and LDN Architects complete the rostra.