B05 / NL Architects

01:00 - 10 December, 2013
B05 / NL Architects , Courtesy of NL Architects
Courtesy of NL Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Boezemlaan, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architects In Charge

    Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
  • Project Architect

    Sarah Möller
  • Area

    3600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of NL Architects

Courtesy of NL Architects Courtesy of NL Architects Courtesy of NL Architects Courtesy of NL Architects +19

Writing Studio / Andrew Berman Architect

01:00 - 10 December, 2013
© Michael Moran
© Michael Moran

© Michael Moran © Michael Moran © Michael Moran © Michael Moran +13

Light Matters: Glass Beyond Transparency with James Carpenter

01:00 - 10 December, 2013
Light Matters: Glass Beyond Transparency with James Carpenter, 7 World Trade Center. New York, NY 2003-2007. Image © David Sundberg
7 World Trade Center. New York, NY 2003-2007. Image © David Sundberg

In Modernism’s attempt to dissolve spatial boundaries with transparency, the material used - glass - is all too often dematerialised. In contrast, the New York-based designer James Carpenter is interested in multiple readings of glass - beyond transparency. 

As Carpenter explains: “People approach light in relationship to architecture. It is that the light is the means by which the architecture is revealed and the architecture is basically defined by the way the light enters the space. I tend to think actually from the opposite direction where the light itself is what informs the architecture. The architecture is in service of light rather than the other way around.” 

More Light Matters, after the break…

7 World Trade Center. New York, NY 2003-2007. Image © Andreas Keller Dichroic Light Field. Millennium Tower at 160 Columbus Avenue. New York, NY. 1994-1995. Image © JCDA Dichroic Light Field. Millennium Tower at 160 Columbus Avenue. New York, NY. 1994-1995. Image © JCDA Sky Reflector-Net (2013), an integrated artwork, is an artist, architect, engineer collaboration with James Carpenter Design Associates, Grimshaw Architects, and Arup, commissioned by MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design and MTA Capital Construction Company (MTACC). Image © Richard Kress, JCDA +17

Daniel Libeskind Designs Apartment Building for Berlin

01:00 - 10 December, 2013
Daniel Libeskind Designs Apartment Building for Berlin, © PX2
© PX2

Studio Daniel Libeskind has released images of his latest project: a 10,000 square meter residential building planned for the center of Berlin. Occupying a half-acre corner site in the neighborhood of Chausseestrasse, “Chausseestrasse 43” will be encased by a metallic-coated ceramic facade shaped to maximize exposure to natural light. 

Ruca Dwellings / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos

01:00 - 10 December, 2013
Ruca Dwellings / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos, © Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne

Courtesy of Undurraga Devés Arquitectos Courtesy of Undurraga Devés Arquitectos © Guy Wenborne © Pilar Undurraga +20

Building for 163 Dwellings / ADI Arquitectura

01:00 - 10 December, 2013
Building for 163 Dwellings / ADI Arquitectura, © Mayte Piera
© Mayte Piera
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sagunto, Valencia, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Carlos Escura y Carlos Martín
  • Technical Architect

    Benjamín Caballer
  • Project Manager

    Pablo Moreno
  • Construction

    Ferrovial.
  • Site Manager

    Jesús Díaz
  • Engineering

    César Estañol.Ncc Ingenieros.
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

    Mayte Piera

© Mayte Piera © Mayte Piera © Mayte Piera © Mayte Piera +23

Consexto Lab / consexto

01:00 - 10 December, 2013
Consexto Lab / consexto, © FG + SG
© FG + SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Client

    Consexto
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© FG + SG © FG + SG © FG + SG © FG + SG +29

Corte San Pietro Hotel / Daniela Amoroso

01:00 - 10 December, 2013
Corte San Pietro Hotel / Daniela Amoroso, © PierMario Ruggeri
© PierMario Ruggeri
  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Bruno Buozzi, 97, 75100 Matera, Italy
  • Builder

    Sio Ristrutturazioni of Silvio Olivieri
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© PierMario Ruggeri © PierMario Ruggeri © PierMario Ruggeri © PierMario Ruggeri +42

Coupe Gordon-Bennett / LRS Architectes + 3BM3 + group8

01:00 - 10 December, 2013
Coupe Gordon-Bennett / LRS Architectes + 3BM3 + group8, © Régis Golay, Federal Studio
© Régis Golay, Federal Studio

© Régis Golay, Federal Studio © Régis Golay, Federal Studio © Régis Golay, Federal Studio © Régis Golay, Federal Studio +17

Patricia Ready Art Gallery / Izquierdo y Lehmann, Elton + Léniz

01:00 - 9 December, 2013
Patricia Ready Art Gallery / Izquierdo y Lehmann, Elton + Léniz, © Carlos Eguiguren
© Carlos Eguiguren

© Carlos Eguiguren © Carlos Eguiguren © Carlos Eguiguren © Carlos Eguiguren +47

  • Architects

  • Location

    Espoz 3125, Vitacura, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Project Architect

    Luis Izquierdo, Antonia Lehmann, Mauricio Leniz y Mirene Elton
  • Project Area

    2016.45 m2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photography

    Carlos Eguiguren

MG Residence / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

01:00 - 9 December, 2013
MG Residence / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados , © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +29

Wilhelm-leuschner-Platz station / Max Dudler

01:00 - 9 December, 2013
Wilhelm-leuschner-Platz station / Max Dudler , © Stefan Müller
© Stefan Müller
  • Architects

  • Location

    Martin-Luther-Ring, 04107 Leipzig, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Max Dudler
  • Developers

    Deutsche Bahn AG
together, Free State of Saxony
  • Area

    5678.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller +8

Why Workspaces are Obsessed with the Open Plan

00:00 - 9 December, 2013
Why Workspaces are Obsessed with the Open Plan, NBBJ’s tri-sphere biodome planned for Amazon’s downtown Seattle headquarters. Image © NBBJ
NBBJ’s tri-sphere biodome planned for Amazon’s downtown Seattle headquarters. Image © NBBJ

In a brilliant article for Der Spiegel, "The New Monuments to Digital Domination," writer Thomas Schulz not only rounds up our reigning tech giants' oddly-shaped offices - from Apple's "spaceship" to Amazon's "biodomes" - but also pinpoints what they have in common: horizontality. And why? Because an "open creative playground" without boundaries (like floors or walls) is "the perfect ideas factory: the ideal spatial environment for optimally productive digital workers who continuously churn out world-changing innovations." And while this means that privacy has gone out these workspaces' proverbial windows, Schulz isn't too surprised - after all, "people have no right to a private life in the digital age." Check out this must-read article here.

AV Houses / Corsi Hirano Arquitetos

01:00 - 9 December, 2013
AV Houses / Corsi Hirano Arquitetos, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects

    Daniel Corsi + Dani Hirano
  • Location

    Avaré - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Collaborators

    Henrique Te Winkel, Elis Cristina Morales, Marina Nunes, André Ko, Anna Juni, Caroline Jun
  • Area

    612.0 sqm
  • Year

    2013
  • Photography

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +16

The House of Yagi / Suppose Design Office + Ohno Japan

01:00 - 9 December, 2013
The House of Yagi / Suppose Design Office + Ohno Japan, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Makoto Tanijiri (Suppose Design Office) + Ohno HIrohumi (Ohno Japan)
  • Area

    112.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +12

Form4 Architecture Wins WAN Civic Buildings Future Schemes Award for Cultural Center in Taiwan

01:00 - 9 December, 2013
Form4 Architecture Wins WAN Civic Buildings Future Schemes Award for Cultural Center in Taiwan, Courtesy of Form4 Architecture
Courtesy of Form4 Architecture

Form4 Architecture has been awarded first place in the 2013 WAN Civic Buildings Competition for a proposal that promises to be a "catalyst for metropolitan living" in Taichung, Taiwan. The new city center, titled "Luminous Moon-Gate," was selected out of 46 entries in the "Future Schemes" category.

Win a Copy of Tod Williams and Billie Tsien's Newly Released "Wunderkammer"

00:00 - 9 December, 2013
Win a Copy of Tod Williams and Billie Tsien's Newly Released "Wunderkammer", Wunderkammer / Tod Williams and Billie Tsien. Image Courtesy of Yale University Press
Wunderkammer / Tod Williams and Billie Tsien. Image Courtesy of Yale University Press

Thanks to our friends at Yale University Press, one of our readers has the opportunity to  win a copy of the newly released book Wunderkammer by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.

Pier Carlo Bontempi Named 2014 Driehaus Laureate

00:00 - 9 December, 2013
Pier Carlo Bontempi Named 2014 Driehaus Laureate, Piazza Matteotti (watercolor) / Pier Carlo Bontempi and Leon Krier
Piazza Matteotti (watercolor) / Pier Carlo Bontempi and Leon Krier

Italian architect Pier Carlo Bontempi has been selected as the 12th recipient of the Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame. Lauded for his “lifelong contribution to the human city and classical tradition,” Bontempi has dedicated much of his work in the “search for common ground between the classical and the modern; the two most powerful architectural ideas of our century,” as jury member Demetri Porphyrios described.