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"Weight, Pride and Creativity" in Daniel Elis Karlsson and Pauline Algeröd's "Bärande Möte"

00:00 - 8 February, 2015
"Weight, Pride and Creativity" in Daniel Elis Karlsson and Pauline Algeröd's "Bärande Möte", © Daniel Elis Karlsson
© Daniel Elis Karlsson

In the the former shipbuilding city of Gothenburg on Sweden's west coast stands Daniel Ellis Karlsson and Pauine Algeröd's "Bärande Möte," a glass and concrete wind shelter and pavilion.

Concrete beams are suspended in midair by load-bearing glass walls, inverting the traditional structural hierarchy between the two materials and allowing uninterrupted river views. Read more about the project and view selected images after the break.

For the Highest Density of Design Excellence, Visit Dallas

00:00 - 8 February, 2015
For the Highest Density of Design Excellence, Visit Dallas, The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House. Image © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House. Image © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

Since the construction of the first high-rise, it seems architectural merit has been weighed most heavily by a building's height. However, Kriston Capps of CityLab notes in his article "For the Best U.S. Architecture Per Square Mile, Head to Dallas" that the concentration of buildings by award-winning and internationally-renowned architects can also put cities on the architectural map. Although Chicago and New York may have taller skylines, he argues, in terms of stellar design density, Dallas can't be beat. Read the full article, here.

Conversion of Doxiadis Office Building-ATI to Apartment Building / Divercity

01:00 - 8 February, 2015
© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra

© Fernando Guerra © Fernando Guerra © Fernando Guerra © Nikos Daniilidis +24

R50 – Cohousing / ifau und Jesko Fezer + HEIDE & VON BECKERATH

01:00 - 8 February, 2015
R50 – Cohousing / ifau und Jesko Fezer + HEIDE & VON BECKERATH, © Andrew Alberts
© Andrew Alberts

© Andrew Alberts © Andrew Alberts © Andrew Alberts © Andrew Alberts +39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ritterstraße 50, 10969 Berlin, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Verena von Beckerath, Jesko Fezer, Tim Heide, Christoph Heinemann, Susanne Heiss, Christoph Schmidt
  • Area

    2037.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Maisam Creates A Gateway to Petra

00:00 - 8 February, 2015
Maisam Creates A Gateway to Petra, Night view from the Wadi. Image © maisam architects & engineers
Night view from the Wadi. Image © maisam architects & engineers

The ancient stone-carved city of Petra is famous the world over. Known as one of the seven wonders of the world, the ruins generate most, if not all, of the tourism for Wadi Musa, the Jordan town that sits adjacent to the city. Tourism has also led Wadi Musa to develop into a sprawling thoroughfare of shops, kiosks, and hospitality services. This urban chaos would be an abrupt contrast to Petra, were it not for the intervention of Maisam Architects & Engineers. The design firm is responsible for "A Gateway to Petra," a structure that frames the entrance to the ruins while incorporating the planned and existing tourist buildings in the area.

10Cal Tower / Supermachine Studio

01:00 - 8 February, 2015
10Cal Tower / Supermachine Studio, © Wison Tungthunya
© Wison Tungthunya

© Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bangsaen Sai 1, Tambon Saen Suk, Amphoe Mueang Chon Buri, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20130, Thailand
  • Design Team

    Pitupong Chaowakul with Sujinda Khawkam, Kasidis Peuktes and Mint Mintly
  • Client

    Siam Cement Group (SCG)
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Museum Of The Sea In Sete / C+D Architecture

01:00 - 8 February, 2015
Museum Of The Sea In Sete / C+D Architecture, © Marie-Caroline LUCAT
© Marie-Caroline LUCAT

© Marie-Caroline LUCAT © Marie-Caroline LUCAT © Marie-Caroline LUCAT © Marie-Caroline LUCAT +32

Childhood House / Heams et Michel

01:00 - 8 February, 2015
Childhood House / Heams et Michel, © Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti

© Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti +20

Eiffel Tower and Burj Khalifa Listed Top 3 in Global “Selfie” Rankings

00:00 - 8 February, 2015
Eiffel Tower and Burj Khalifa Listed Top 3 in Global “Selfie” Rankings, Burj Khalifa. Image © Flickr CC user Christian van Elven
Burj Khalifa. Image © Flickr CC user Christian van Elven

New research has found that (unsurprisingly) the Eiffel Tower and Burj Khalifa - the world’s tallest building - are among the top three most popular backdrops for “selfies.” The study, conducted by attractiontix, used data from Instagram to come up with the list, of which the Colosseum in Rome and Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia seems to have also secured a top spot. 

The top 10 “selfied” attractions (in order) are:

A TUDelft Student Asks: "Can We Live With Zero Wasted Space?"

01:00 - 8 February, 2015
A TUDelft Student Asks: "Can We Live With Zero Wasted Space?", Courtesy of Stavros Gargaretas
Courtesy of Stavros Gargaretas

Architectural space as we know it is left largely empty even when it is inhabited. We have become accustomed to this empty space, take it for granted, and most likely could not imagine a life in which we are forced to occupy only the space that we use. Through cataloguing our everyday activities and analyzing our body movements, Stavros Gargaretas of Why Factory studio at TUDelft sought to examine the question of ultimate space efficiency with a project entitled “The Evolving Room: Inhabiting Zero Wasted Space.” The work was completed under the supervision of Ulf Hackauf, Adrian Ravon and Huib Plomp, along with Why Factroy founder Winy Maas and won TUDelft's Best Graduation Project of the Faculty of Architecture award.

© Sean Pieters Courtesy of Stavros Gargaretas © Martina Lucchese © Martina Lucchese +25

Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century

00:00 - 7 February, 2015
Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century, Courtesy of Florida International University
Courtesy of Florida International University

Climate change, particularly rising sea levels, is expected to have a substantial impact in Miami, Florida over the next 100 years. Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century, an exhibition at the Coral Gables Museum, addresses this pressing issue, examining effective design solutions through the lens of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. The exhibition of graduate student work from Florida International University uses the city's existing infrastructure and architecture as the groundwork for future adaptation and development. A panel discussion highlighting the topic will take place on Thursday, February 12, with architects from BIG, OMA and West 8. Learn more, after the break. 

CIAM 4 and the "Unanimous" Origins of Modernist Urban Planning

00:00 - 7 February, 2015
CIAM 4 and the "Unanimous" Origins of Modernist Urban Planning, Courtesy of THOTH Publishers
Courtesy of THOTH Publishers

Held in 1933 on a ship in the Mediterranian, the fourth CIAM congress and Le Corbusier's subsequent Athens Charter (La Charte d'Athenes) are widely regarded as a defining period in Modernist urban planning, a moment when architects came to an agreement on what the future of our cities should look like. But how correct is this interpretation? Edited by Evelien van Es, Gregor Harbusch, Bruno Maurer, Muriel Perez, Kees Somer and Daniel Weiss, a significant new 480-page book, "Atlas of the Functional City - CIAM 4 and Comparative Urban Analysis" examines the congress in depth. In the following excerpt from the book's introduction, Daniel Weiss, Gregor Harbusch and Bruno Maurer examine the commonly accepted history of the congress, finding that support for the underlying principles of Modernism was perhaps not so unanimous after all.

On View: Inside Outside's "Museological Reconstruction" of Rotterdam's Iconic Sonneveld House

00:00 - 7 February, 2015
On View: Inside Outside's "Museological Reconstruction" of Rotterdam's Iconic Sonneveld House , © Johannes Schwartz
© Johannes Schwartz

Inside Rotterdam's Sonneveld House everything is in order: books arranged nearly on shelves, chairs tucked under tables, rugs set square on the bedroom floor. The house is a pristine tableau depicting what the interior would have looked like whilst inhabited by the eponymous Albertus Sonneveld and his family.

Yet something interesting lies underfoot, thanks to an intervention by Inside Outside that sees the entire floor of the home covered with a single, continuous mirror. Read more about the installation and view selected images after the break.

Lycée GeorGes-cormier Highschool Extension / Ateliers O-S architectes

01:00 - 7 February, 2015
Lycée GeorGes-cormier Highschool Extension / Ateliers O-S architectes, © Vincent Baur
© Vincent Baur

© Vincent Baur © Vincent Baur © Vincent Baur © Vincent Baur +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Île-de-France, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Vincent Baur, Guillaume Colboc, Gaël Le Nouëne
  • Design Team

    Vincent Baur, Guillaume Colboc, Gaël Le Nouëne, Aurelie Louesdon (phase étude )
  • Area

    4300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

National Museum Complex - Phase I / Yanko Apostolov Architects

00:00 - 7 February, 2015
National Museum Complex - Phase I / Yanko Apostolov Architects, © Assen Emilov
© Assen Emilov

© Assen Emilov © Assen Emilov © Assen Emilov © Assen Emilov +28

9 Stunning Treehouses that Will Bring Out Your Inner Child

00:00 - 7 February, 2015
9 Stunning Treehouses that Will Bring Out Your Inner Child

The word “treehouse” can conjure up fond childhood memories for many. As a kid, the idea of a house floating above the ground is an endless source of wonder-- and that wonder never truly goes away! Countless designers have experimented with the idea of suspending their architecture among the trees, and a large number of those projects have made their way onto our site. See nine of our favorites, after the break. 

Community Arts Center and Youth Club / Mas Architecture

01:00 - 7 February, 2015
Community Arts Center and Youth Club / Mas Architecture, Courtesy of Mas Architecture
Courtesy of Mas Architecture

Courtesy of Mas Architecture Courtesy of Mas Architecture Courtesy of Mas Architecture Courtesy of Mas Architecture +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    7 Avenue de la Monta, 38120 Saint-Egrève, France
  • Area

    740.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Chalet in Krkonoše / Znameni Ctyr Architekti

01:00 - 7 February, 2015
Chalet in Krkonoše / Znameni Ctyr Architekti, © Tomas Soucek
© Tomas Soucek

© Tomas Soucek © Tomas Soucek © Tomas Soucek © Tomas Soucek +23