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Ebisu Town House / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
Ebisu Town House / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates, © Ken'ichi Suzuki
© Ken'ichi Suzuki

© Ken'ichi Suzuki © Ken'ichi Suzuki © Ken'ichi Suzuki © Ken'ichi Suzuki +23

Competition Entry: Pedro Livni + Fernando De Rossa's Proposal for Dalseong Citizen’s Gymnasium

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
Competition Entry: Pedro Livni + Fernando De Rossa's Proposal for Dalseong Citizen’s Gymnasium, © Pedro Livni + Fernando De Rossa
© Pedro Livni + Fernando De Rossa

Pedro Livni and Fernando De Rossa have shared with us their proposal for the Dalseong Citizen’s Gymnasium open ideas competition, which was awarded honorable mention. As part of the district’s centennial anniversary, the competition aimed to replace an existing, outdated sports hall with a new gymnasium complex for the local residents of Hyeonpung-myeon neighborhood within the Daegu district of Dalseong-gun. 

drozdov&partners were ultimately crowned as winners of the competition, however you can review Pedro Livni and Fernando De Rossa after the break. 

© Pedro Livni + Fernando De Rossa © Pedro Livni + Fernando De Rossa © Pedro Livni + Fernando De Rossa © Pedro Livni + Fernando De Rossa +13

Attic Loft Reconstruction / B² Architecture

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
Attic Loft Reconstruction / B² Architecture, © Alexandra Timpau
© Alexandra Timpau

© Alexandra Timpau © Alexandra Timpau © Alexandra Timpau © Alexandra Timpau +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Prague 6, Czech Republic
  • Architect in Charge

    Barbara Bencova
  • Area

    220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Theatre de Stoep / UNStudio

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
Theatre de Stoep  / UNStudio, © Jan Paul Mioulet
© Jan Paul Mioulet

© Peter Guenzel © Peter Guenzel © Peter Guenzel © Peter Guenzel +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Ben van Berkel, Gerard Loozekoot with Jacques van Wijk and Hans Kooij, Lars Nixdorff, Thomas Harms, Gustav Fagerstrom, Ramon van der Heijden Tatjana Gorbachewskaja, Jesca de Vries, Wesley Lanckriet, Maud van Hees, Benjamin Moore, Henk van Schuppen, Philipp Mecke, Colette Parras, Daniela Hake, Mazin Orfali and Selim Ahmad.
  • Area

    7000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

AMO Invites Dutch Architects to Discuss their Future at the Venice Biennale

00:00 - 10 October, 2014
AMO Invites Dutch Architects to Discuss their Future at the Venice Biennale, At this year's Dutch Pavilion in Venice, the curators explored the work of Jaap Bakema, arguing that after the demise of the welfare state "Bakema’s work once again provides us with a touchstone for rethinking the ideals of the open society". Image © Nico Saieh
At this year's Dutch Pavilion in Venice, the curators explored the work of Jaap Bakema, arguing that after the demise of the welfare state "Bakema’s work once again provides us with a touchstone for rethinking the ideals of the open society". Image © Nico Saieh

On November 20-21, AMO is hosting a discussion event at the Venice Biennale focusing on the past, present and future of Dutch architecture in which 30 young architects will be invited to present their agenda for architecture in the Netherlands for the next 10 years. Over the course of the two days, each participant will present will deliver a 7-minute presentation looking at architecture in 2024 to answer the question "where will you be and will you be doing?" Find out more about the event, and how you can be a part of it, after the break.

Light Matters: Smart Flying Pixels Create a Floating Glow

00:00 - 10 October, 2014

Imagine luminaires that could fly and visualise new buildings or individually guide you through space. What would happen if you could even interact with these flying pixels? These concepts could be realised in the near future as the first prototypes and experiments are being introduced. Software-driven LED pixels combined with drone swarm technology provide extraordinary possibilities for inducing new forms of spatial experience. These luminous pixel clouds emerge as digital patterns, but at the same time they emanate a romantic quality with their unique star formations twinkling in the night sky. The first projects have shared a playful note, but laboratories such as MIT's SENSEable City Lab, ARES Lab and Ars Electronica Futurelab have shown an intriguing future in urban design for guidance systems or envisioning real estate developments, as advances in battery technology and wireless control have opened new perspectives for a life with smart flying pixels.

Maya Lin Wins $300,000 Gish Prize

00:00 - 10 October, 2014
Maya Lin Wins $300,000 Gish Prize, What Is Missing? / Maya Lin
What Is Missing? / Maya Lin

Maya Lin has been selected to receive the 21st Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, a $300,000 award presented annually to “a man or woman who has made an outstanding contribution to the beauty of the world and to mankind’s enjoyment and understanding of life.” 

Danish Meat Research Institute / C.F. Møller Architects

01:00 - 9 October, 2014
Danish Meat Research Institute / C.F. Møller Architects, Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects
Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects

Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    2630 Taastrup, Denmark
  • Client

    Danish Technological Institute
  • Area

    6600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects

Bombay Sapphire Distillery / Heatherwick Studio

01:00 - 9 October, 2014
Bombay Sapphire Distillery / Heatherwick Studio, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio © Iwan Baan +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Laverstoke, Whitchurch, Hampshire RG28, United Kingdom
  • Project Team

    Thomas Heatherwick, Katerina Dionysopoulou, Eliot Postma, Alma Wang, Ville Saarikoski
  • Area

    4500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Iwan Baan, Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio

Illinois Residence / Dirk Denison Architects

01:00 - 9 October, 2014
Illinois Residence / Dirk Denison Architects, © The Michelle Litvin Studio
© The Michelle Litvin Studio

© The Michelle Litvin Studio © The Michelle Litvin Studio © The Michelle Litvin Studio © The Michelle Litvin Studio +28

Fortress Brick House / Wise Architecture

01:00 - 9 October, 2014
Fortress Brick House / Wise Architecture, © Roh Kyung
© Roh Kyung

© Roh Kyung © Roh Kyung © Roh Kyung © Roh Kyung +31

Kuopio City Theatre / ALA Architects

01:00 - 9 October, 2014
Kuopio City Theatre / ALA Architects, © Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo

© Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo +45

30 Social Housing Units in Nantes / Antonini + Darmon Architectes

01:00 - 9 October, 2014
30 Social Housing Units in Nantes / Antonini + Darmon Architectes, © Alexandre Wasilewski
© Alexandre Wasilewski

© Alexandre Wasilewski © Alexandre Wasilewski © Alexandre Wasilewski © Alexandre Wasilewski +50

Scape House / FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects

01:00 - 9 October, 2014
© Yoshihiro Asada
© Yoshihiro Asada

© Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada +33

Three Talks to Debate the Future of Life on London's Rivers

00:00 - 9 October, 2014
Three Talks to Debate the Future of Life on London's Rivers, © Flickr CC User mariusz kluzniak
© Flickr CC User mariusz kluzniak

As part of the their Architecture for All programme, London's Old Royal Naval College is set to host three debates about the future planned along the River Thames, investigating the issues surrounding living, building and working on the City's waterways in the years to come. The series is curated by Ellis Woodman, critic for the Architects' Journal and the Architectural Review, who said: "Despite the fact that the riverfront is currently the subject of redevelopment proposals of unprecedented scale, London’s ambitions for the Thames have yet to be widely articulated or debated." Details of the three events after the break.

Renzo Piano Comments on the Difficulties of Designing LA's Motion Picture Academy

00:00 - 9 October, 2014
Renzo Piano Comments on the Difficulties of Designing LA's Motion Picture Academy, 2013 Visualization. Image © Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Studio Pali Fekete architects, AMPAS
2013 Visualization. Image © Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Studio Pali Fekete architects, AMPAS

In discussion with Christopher Hawthorne of the LA Times, Renzo Piano has taken his comments of modesty - verging on "self-deprecation" - to a new level. In response to questions about the design of the proposed Motion Picture Academy in Los Angeles he has said: "I don't think it will be that bad. [...] Actually, I'm struggling to do something good." Although Piano's design has previously been met with criticisms from Hawthorne, the Italian architect notes in this latest interview that "everything we've made at LACMA has been extremely complicated." The project, which has already seen a major alteration in the core design team, remains set to complete in 2015.

Drozdov&Partners Selected to Design Dalseong Citizen’s Gymnasium

00:00 - 9 October, 2014
© Drozdov&Partners
© Drozdov&Partners

Ukrainian practice drozdov&partners has been announced as winners of an open ideas competition for the Dalseong Citizen’s Gymnasium. As part of the district’s centennial anniversary, the competition aims to replace an existing, outdated sports hall with a new gymnasium complex for the local residents of Hyeonpung-myeon, a neighborhood within the Daegu district of Dalseong-gun.

The winning design favors a minimalist approach, integrating a “simple volume” within the hillside site that reactivates an existing public plaza and sports hall, while strengthens its connection to the surrounding neighborhoods, schools and city transit.  

Construction is expected to begin in 2015. More project information and images, after the break.

© Drozdov&Partners © Drozdov&Partners © Drozdov&Partners © Drozdov&Partners +16

Milan Expo 2015: SoNo Arhitekti-Designed Pavilion to Represent Slovenia

01:00 - 9 October, 2014
Milan Expo 2015: SoNo Arhitekti-Designed Pavilion to Represent Slovenia, Courtesy of SoNo Arhitekti
Courtesy of SoNo Arhitekti

SoNo Arhitekti’s design for the Slovenian Pavilion has been chosen to represent the country at the 2015 Milan Expo. One of 142 participants, Slovenia’s pavilion will be based on the slogan, "I FEEL SLOVENIA. Green. Active. Healthy.”

The common thread in the exhibition manifests itself through a series of interactive and architectural elements throughout the pavilion. As the architects describe, “Five prismatical structures, positioned on the geometrically and dynamically designed surface, whose shape is reminiscent of a cultivated field, will represent Slovenian diverse geographical landscape and symbolize fundamental ideas of sustainable development.”

Courtesy of SoNo Arhitekti Courtesy of SoNo Arhitekti Courtesy of SoNo Arhitekti Courtesy of SoNo Arhitekti +12