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Moray College / Jmarchitects

01:00 - 7 February, 2014
Moray College / Jmarchitects, © Andrew Lee
© Andrew Lee
  • Architects

  • Location

    Elgin, Moray IV30, UK
  • Design Team

    Rod Duncan, Steven Milford, Claire Ford
  • Project Manager

    Mace
  • Area

    2775.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Andrew Lee © Andrew Lee © Andrew Lee © Andrew Lee +12

Raimund Abraham's Last Project Realized at Former NATO Missile Base

00:00 - 7 February, 2014
Raimund Abraham's Last Project Realized at Former NATO Missile Base, © Tomas Riehle / Arturimages
© Tomas Riehle / Arturimages

Raimund Abraham's last project, a "stunning" design for a building atop an unused NATO missile base in Hombroich, has been realized four years after the architect's death. At the time of his passing, Abraham was working on this project as part of a unique outdoor art complex close to Düsseldorf, Germany. A competition has now been announced to determine the future for the space which has become an "an integral part of Hombroich's cultural sphere."

House on the Hill / Jose Orrego

01:00 - 7 February, 2014
© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lima, Peru
  • Collaborator

    Anahí Bastian
  • Area

    950.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano +25

The Stadiums of Sochi

00:00 - 7 February, 2014
The Stadiums of Sochi, Fisht Olympic Stadium / Populous. Image © 2014 XXII Winter Olympic Games
Fisht Olympic Stadium / Populous. Image © 2014 XXII Winter Olympic Games

The 2014 Winter Olympics has commenced in Sochi within the shell of Populous’ Fabergé egg-inspired stadium. Built solely to host the opening and closing ceremonies, the Fisht Olympic Stadium's translucent polycarbonate roof bears a slight resemblance to the nearby, snow-capped peaks of the Caucasus Mountains. Once the Games are complete, the stadium’s 40,000-seat capacity will be expanded to accommodate the 2018 FIFA World Cup, before retiring as a scaled-down, 25,000-seat home venue for the local football team. 

Populous’ stadium is just one of eleven purpose-built venues within the “Coastal Cluster” Olympic park. Check out a few others that caught our eye, after the break...

Vandhalla” Egmont Rehabilitation Centre / CUBO Arkitekter + Force4 Architects

01:00 - 7 February, 2014
Vandhalla” Egmont Rehabilitation Centre / CUBO Arkitekter + Force4 Architects, © Martin Schubert
© Martin Schubert

© Martin Schubert © Martin Schubert © Martin Schubert © Martin Schubert +14

A917 Corporate Headquarters In Pisa / nuvolaB architetti associati

01:00 - 7 February, 2014
A917 Corporate Headquarters In Pisa / nuvolaB architetti associati, Courtesy of nuvolaB architetti associati
Courtesy of nuvolaB architetti associati

Courtesy of nuvolaB architetti associati Courtesy of nuvolaB architetti associati Courtesy of nuvolaB architetti associati Courtesy of nuvolaB architetti associati +19

Tietgen Dormitory / Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects

01:00 - 7 February, 2014
Tietgen Dormitory / Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects, © Jens M. Lindhe
© Jens M. Lindhe
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rued Langgaards Vej 10, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Consultants

    NIRAS, Freja, Hasløv & Kjærsgaard
  • Engineer

    COWI
  • Landscape

    Marianne Levinsen, Henrik Jørgensen
  • Artwork

    Aggebo & Henriksen
  • Area

    26515.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

© Jens M. Lindhe © Jens M. Lindhe © Jens M. Lindhe © Jens M. Lindhe +19

Black Desert House / Oller & Pejic Architecture

01:00 - 7 February, 2014
Black Desert House / Oller & Pejic Architecture, © Marc Angeles
© Marc Angeles

© Marc Angeles  © Marc Angeles  © Marc Angeles  © Marc Angeles  +46

Archaeological Pavilion / kadawittfeldarchitektur

01:00 - 7 February, 2014
Archaeological Pavilion / kadawittfeldarchitektur, © Jens Kirchner
© Jens Kirchner

© Jens Kirchner © Jens Kirchner © Jörg Hempel © Jörg Hempel +22

Reviewing RIBA's City Health Report: Could Le Corbusier Have Been Right?

00:00 - 7 February, 2014
Reviewing RIBA's City Health Report: Could Le Corbusier Have Been Right?, London's Olympic Park came replete with plenty of green public space. Image © Anthony Charlton
London's Olympic Park came replete with plenty of green public space. Image © Anthony Charlton

The RIBA's recent report "City Health Check: How Design Can Save Lives and Money" looks at the relationship between city planning and public health, surveying the UK's 9 largest cities in a bid to improve public health and thereby save money for the National Health Service. The report includes useful information for city planners, such as the idea that in general, it is quality and not quantity of public space that is the biggest factor when it comes to encouraging people to walk instead of taking transport.

Read on for more of the results of the report - and analysis of these results - after the break

2013 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award Winners

01:00 - 6 February, 2014
2013 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award Winners, Overall Winner / Sense of Place Category. Image © Ken Schluchtmann via Arcaid Images
Overall Winner / Sense of Place Category. Image © Ken Schluchtmann via Arcaid Images

UPDATE: The winning images will go on show February 28th in London at the "Building Images: The Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2013" exhibition. They will remain on view through April 25th inside a renovated factory on 7–9 Woodbridge Street.

The Architectural Photography Awards, hosted by Arcaid Images, have announced the winner, runner-up and shortlisted images for this year's best architecture photos. A distinguished panel architects and editors that included Catherine Slessor, Eva Jiricna, Zaha Hadid, Ivan Harbour and Graham Stirk were asked to look beyond architecture and into composition, atmosphere and scale to ultimately judge four categories of images: Interiors, Exteriors, Sense of Place and Building In Use. Their selections reflect this vision admirably. 

Home For All In Kesennuma / Zhaoyang Architects

01:00 - 6 February, 2014
Home For All In Kesennuma / Zhaoyang Architects, © Jonathan Leijonhufvud
© Jonathan Leijonhufvud
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Yang Zhao
  • Advisor

    Kazuyo Sejima
  • Local architect

    Masanori Watase
  • Design Team

    Ruofan Chen, Zhou Wu
  • Area

    94.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jonathan Leijonhufvud © Hisao Suzuki © Hisao Suzuki © Jonathan Leijonhufvud +33

Presido Trust Rejects Shortlisted Proposals, Calls Off Competition

01:00 - 6 February, 2014
Presido Trust Rejects Shortlisted Proposals, Calls Off Competition, Lucas Cultural Arts Museum © Art Zendarski
Lucas Cultural Arts Museum © Art Zendarski

This week, just two weeks after the three shortlisted teams submitted their revised proposals for Crissy Field, San Francisco’s Presidio Trust unanimously decided to end the competition. Though the competition raised high hopes over its 14-month duration that the Trust would transform the prominent 8-acre site into a "cultural institution of distinction," its fate has been left to the “wind,” as the SFGate’s John King reports. This means, neither George Lucas’ self-titled cultural arts museum, WRNS Studio and the Chora Group’s sustainability institute, or the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy’s  “park-based” cultural center will be realized. You can view each of the rejected proposals here and more details on the cancelation here

Casa da Maternidade / Pablo Pita Arquitectos

01:00 - 6 February, 2014
Casa da Maternidade / Pablo Pita Arquitectos, © José Campos
© José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos +22

Behind the Magic of Media Installations

00:00 - 6 February, 2014
Behind the Magic of Media Installations, At LAX, it was important to create "a positive experience after the stress of the departure experience," says Melissa Weigel. Image Courtesy of Moment Factory
At LAX, it was important to create "a positive experience after the stress of the departure experience," says Melissa Weigel. Image Courtesy of Moment Factory

In this interview, originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Q&A: Melissa Weigel of Moment Factory", Leslie Gallery-Dilworth talks with Weigel about the challenges of devising multimedia installations for public spaces, as in their recent installation for the Bradley International Terminal at LAX.

Montreal’s Moment Factory, a new media and entertainment studio, is best known for creating and producing multimedia environments that combine video, lighting, architecture, sound, and special effects. You may have seen their work at Cirque du Soleil, Madonna’s 2012 Superbowl Half Time Show, Disney's E3 booth, or Jay Z's Carnegie Hall debut. Perhaps you were there when they lit up the facade of the Sagrada Familia or Montreal's Quartier des Spectacles district. Or maybe you saw that they were included in Apple's recently launched 30th anniversary timeline.

Moment Factory was the main content provider for the interior concept and media features in the newly opened Bradley International Terminal at LAX, designed by Fentress Architects. It was a large collaboration consisting of several partners, including Mike Rubin with MRA International, Marcela Sardi of Sardi Design, Smart Monkey, Digital Kitchen, and Electrosonic with installation by Daktronics and Planar.

Stupet, refugium by a staircase / Petra Gipp Arkitektur

01:00 - 6 February, 2014
Stupet, refugium by a staircase / Petra Gipp Arkitektur, © Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman +22

Southbank Scheme Likely to Be Abandoned

00:00 - 6 February, 2014
Southbank Scheme Likely to Be Abandoned, © Miller Hare
© Miller Hare

The Southbank Centre has announced that it is delaying its planning applicationonce again.The decision has been prompted by comments from London Mayor Boris Johnson, who last month opined that the skate park should remain in its current location. An official statement from the Southbank Centre said: "it is far from clear how the scheme might now proceed without exposing Southbank Centre to unacceptable levels of financial risk but it has committed to a final three-month search."

However, despite the three-month extension, Chairman Rick Haythornthwaite has all but admitted defeat, saying "we are under no illusions [...] we don’t yet see how we will make it work."

Read on for more about the decision

Mosh House / Foong + Sormann

01:00 - 6 February, 2014
Mosh House / Foong + Sormann, © Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell
  • Architects

  • Location

    Elwood VIC 3184, Australia
  • Area

    740.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Derek Swalwell, Courtesy of Foong + Sormann

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell Courtesy of Foong + Sormann +20