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Friedrich Bayer Bridge / LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo

01:00 - 8 September, 2014
Friedrich Bayer Bridge / LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo , © Paulo Pereira
© Paulo Pereira

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +22

Vila Madalena House / Drucker Arquitetos Associados

01:00 - 8 September, 2014
Vila Madalena House / Drucker Arquitetos Associados, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Mônica Drucker
  • Design Team

    Ruben Otero, Victor Minghini, Ignácio Errandonea
  • Area

    409.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Grace on Coronation / Zaha Hadid Architects

01:00 - 8 September, 2014
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects have unveiled their latest design, an urban riverfront development in Brisbane. The project consists of three 22 and 25-story sculptural residential towers containing 486 apartments and eight riverfront villas, along with car parking spaces and 7,300 square meters of landscaped public parklands. According to property developer Sunland Group's Managing Director, Sahba Abedian, Grace on Coronation is slated to reinvigorate a historic site.

Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects +4

AD Classics: SC Johnson Wax Research Tower / Frank Lloyd Wright

01:00 - 8 September, 2014
AD Classics: SC Johnson Wax Research Tower / Frank Lloyd Wright, © Ezra Stoller/Esto
© Ezra Stoller/Esto

The next time you catch the scent of a Glade air freshener or evade pesky mosquitoes thanks to Off!, think of Frank Lloyd Wright.  His 1950 building for the SC Johnson Research Tower at their headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin, was home to the invention of many of their landmark products. 

View of tower during construction. Image © SC Johnson Grand skylight above reception area of advertising department. Image © Ezra Stoller/Esto Section and Elevation Preliminary perspective view in which tower tapers towards the base +34

Beaux Arts Ball 2014: Craft

00:00 - 8 September, 2014
Beaux Arts Ball 2014: Craft, © The Architectural League of New York
© The Architectural League of New York

The Architectural League hosts the design party of the year at its annual Beaux Arts Ball on September 20. Held in the recently restored, exquisite interiors of Williamsburg’s Weylin B. Seymour’s, the Ball will feature a projection installation by Nuit Blanche New York that reflects on the theme of “Craft.” In addition to the installation, a series of digital presentations and photographic essays will reveal more information about the building and the team of artisans and consultants behind its restoration. 

A New Festival that Celebrates the Architecture of the Arctic Circle

00:00 - 8 September, 2014
A New Festival that Celebrates the Architecture of the Arctic Circle, © Gunner Holmstad
© Gunner Holmstad

Last weekend saw the opening of a new cultural festival on Sandhornøy, a small Norwegian island within the Arctic Circle. Centered around three traditionally-inspired structures by Rintala Eggertsson ArchitectsSALT is a celebration of the history and culture of Arctic communities - and while the structures of the Norwegian festival will remain in place for a full year, the festival itself plans to tour the northern regions of the globe, with new locally specific installations at each locale. Find out more about the festival in after the break, in this post originally published on Metropolis Magazine.

Competition: Re-Imagining The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

01:00 - 8 September, 2014
Competition: Re-Imagining The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Imagine: After three years of careful dismantling, moving,  painstakingly re-assembling and most importantly, restoring, John Notman’s historic Athenæum building has finally arrived at its new location in Fairmount Park, where it will serve as the headquarters of  the newly formed Philadelphia chapter of the Friends of Brownstone (PhilaFOB). Flush with government funding from lottery and fracking  revenue, PhilaFOB made the Athenæum Board of Directors an offer it  couldn’t refuse.  So now, for the first time since 1845, the lot at 6th & St. James Streets  is vacant, and the Athenæum, still a vital independent lending and  research library, with growing architectural and design collections,  must re-imagine itself without its historic building. Given its  location and its corporate purposes, what might a mid-21st century  Athenæum look like?

Policemen House / Coll-Barreu Arquitectos

01:00 - 8 September, 2014
Policemen House / Coll-Barreu Arquitectos, © Aleix Bagué
© Aleix Bagué

© Juan Rodríguez © Aleix Bagué © Juan Rodríguez © Aleix Bagué +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Miribilla, 48003 Bilbao, Biscay, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Juan Coll-Barreu, Daniel Gutiérrez Zarza
  • Area

    12792.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Aleix Bagué, Juan Rodríguez, Courtesy of Coll-Barreu Arquitectos

Terrace House / Formwerkz Architects

01:00 - 8 September, 2014
Terrace House / Formwerkz Architects, © Albert Lim
© Albert Lim

© Albert Lim © Albert Lim © Albert Lim © Albert Lim +15

The Berlage Archive: Jacques Herzog (1998)

00:00 - 8 September, 2014

"What does architecture mean? Does it mean something? Where do you put it?" These are a few of the questions Jacques Herzog poses in this 1998 lecture at the Berlage Institute. Inspired by the concept that architecture is inherently a form of communication, Herzog, who co-founded Herzog & de Meuron with Pierre de Meuron, highlights nine of the firm's projects which all share similarities that feed into one another. The lecture, Herzog explains, is about using varied forms of language to create a conversation. Basel, a Swiss city bordering three countries and the home base of the firm, is characterized by many languages. Architecture, Herzog argues, is also a choreographed dance of languages, including those of art, music, light, void and mass, skin and surface, transparency and obscurity, layering and materiality.

Beginning with the Goetz Collection in Munich and describing the bands of light that cut through its cubic form, and continuing on to the play with existing urban factors and natural light to enhance the "impressive mass" of the Tate Modern, Herzog describes the poetry of design. He continues on to discuss Studio Remy Zaugg, a collaboration with Remy Zaugg for the Centre Pompidou, a psychological look at the urban study of Basel, the proposal for the MOMA Extension in New York, the Pritzker winning Signal Box, and the complex conceptual and physical layers of both the Laban Dance Centre in Deptford and the Dominus Winery in Napa. At the end, Herzog requests "critical" questions from the audience, inviting an exploratory conversation that provides insight into the design process of the architects and the experience of the users.

In answering an audience member's question, Herzog describes the mindset behind his dynamic practice: "If I knew what I'm doing, I probably wouldn't do it anymore. I wouldn't be interested in getting up in the morning, if I knew that's exactly how architecture works…it would be boring, if I knew this is my way."

Don’t miss the other lectures in The Berlage Archive series

Screen House / Alain Carle Architecte

01:00 - 8 September, 2014
Screen House / Alain Carle Architecte, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +24

Part to Whole / HG-A | LIVE COMPONENTS

01:00 - 8 September, 2014
Part to Whole / HG-A | LIVE COMPONENTS  , © Kyungsub Shin
© Kyungsub Shin

© Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, 30 Samcheong-ro, Sogyeok-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul , South Korea
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

OMA Announces Addition of Four New Partners

00:00 - 8 September, 2014
OMA Announces Addition of Four New Partners

OMA has announced the addition of four new equity partners, all promoted from Associate level, to take its total number of partners to ten. The move is a reflection of OMA's increasing workload in both architectural projects, and also the increasing involvement of AMO, the company's research offshoot. With two of the new partners based in their overseas offices, it also represents a move to strengthen their work in markets outside of their European base. Read on after the break for details of all four new partners.

Broombank / SOUP Architects

01:00 - 8 September, 2014
Broombank / SOUP Architects, © Andy Matthews
© Andy Matthews

© Andy Matthews © Andy Matthews © Andy Matthews © Andy Matthews +27

Formstelle / Format Elf Architekten

01:00 - 7 September, 2014
Formstelle / Format Elf Architekten, Courtesy of Format Elf Architekten
Courtesy of Format Elf Architekten

© Bettina Kirmeier Courtesy of Format Elf Architekten Courtesy of Format Elf Architekten Courtesy of Format Elf Architekten +17

Architect Lord Richard Rogers and the Making Of Scandicci City

00:00 - 7 September, 2014

Scandicci City began as a suburb of Florence and was often described as a commuter town with a lack of a clear urban center. Having reached out to Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners to address this need, this short documentary created by scandiccibyrogers.com offers a look inside Rogers' studio in London and the creation of a new urban master plan for Scandicci City.

Quinta da Faísca / Carlos Castanheira

01:00 - 7 September, 2014
Quinta da Faísca / Carlos Castanheira, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +33

North Classroom Block / CEPLAN

01:00 - 7 September, 2014
North Classroom Block / CEPLAN, © Joana França
© Joana França

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Universidade de Brasília - Brasília, Distrito Federal, 70910-900, Brasil
  • Authors

    Alberto Alves de Faria, Fabiana Couto Garcia, Fátima Lauria Pires
  • Collaborators

    Ana Carolina Caetano Alves
  • Project Area

    1265.0 m2
  • Project year

    2011
  • Photographs