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Mukawa House / Studio Aula

01:00 - 10 December, 2014
Mukawa House / Studio Aula, © Ippei Shinzawa
© Ippei Shinzawa

© Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hokuto, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Mitsuru Yoshida,Kyoko Hoshina
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Rem Koolhaas Asks: Are Smart Cities Condemned to Be Stupid?

00:00 - 10 December, 2014
Rem Koolhaas Asks: Are Smart Cities Condemned to Be Stupid?, The Smart Cities concept is linked to highly "liveable" cities such as Vancouver superseding more recognizable cities in our collective consciousness. Image Courtesy of SFU
The Smart Cities concept is linked to highly "liveable" cities such as Vancouver superseding more recognizable cities in our collective consciousness. Image Courtesy of SFU

Originally published by the European Commission as part of their "Digital Minds for a New Europe" series, this article is an edited transcript of a talk given by Rem Koolhaas at the High Level Group meeting on Smart Cities, Brussels, 24 September 2014.

I had a sinking feeling as I was listening to the talks by these prominent figures in the field of smart cities because the city used to be the domain of the architect, and now, frankly, they have made it their domain. This transfer of authority has been achieved in a clever way by calling their city smart – and by calling it smart, our city is condemned to being stupid. Here are some thoughts on the smart city, some of which are critical; but in the end, it is clear that those in the digital realm and architects will have to work together.

Vitacon Itaim Building / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Carolina Castroviejo

00:00 - 10 December, 2014
Vitacon Itaim Building / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Carolina Castroviejo, © Pedro Vannucchi
© Pedro Vannucchi

© Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Project Team

    Carlos Costa, Fabiana Stucchi, Fernanda Palmieri, Laura Guedes, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo Pessano
  • Studio Team

    Beatriz Meyer, Diana Radomysler, Eduardo Chalabi, Eduardo Glycerio, Eduardo Gurian, Elisa Friedmann, Gabriel Kogan, Lair Reis, Luciana Antunes, Marcio Tanaka, Maria Cristina Motta, Mariana Ruzante, Oswaldo Pessano, Renata Furlanetto , Samanta Cafardo, Suzana Glogowski
  • Area

    3305.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

SSENSE / Humà Design

01:00 - 10 December, 2014
SSENSE / Humà Design, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +14

Images Released of 3XN's Olympic Headquarters in Lausanne

00:00 - 10 December, 2014
Images Released of 3XN's Olympic Headquarters in Lausanne , North View. Image © 3XN
North View. Image © 3XN

3XN and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have released images of a new headquarters planned for a 24,000-square-meter site on banks of Lake Geneva in the Swiss city of Lausanne. Adjacent to the historic Château de Vidy, which has been the “iconic home” of the IOC, 3XN’s design is intended to respect both the château’s legacy and park setting, while making the transition from park to building as “soft” as possible. 

Curatorial Team Announced For The 2016 Oslo Triennale

00:00 - 10 December, 2014
OAT 2016 Winning Proposal. Image © After Belonging Agency
OAT 2016 Winning Proposal. Image © After Belonging Agency

The After Belonging Agency (ABA) have been announced as the curatorial team for the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale for their proposal In-Residence, On Residence, and the Ways We Stay In-Transit.

Established in 2000, the 2016 Triennale will be the sixth of its kind. Following an open call for curators in September of this year, the Triennale invited four teams to interview: Rotterdam based Crimson Architectural Historians, London based Justin McGuirk, Canadian curator Dan Handel, and a team of five Spanish architects hailing from New York known as the After Belonging Agency. Lluis Alexandre Casanovas Blanco, Ignacio González Galán, Carlos Minguez Carrasco, Alejandra Navarrete Llopis, and Marina Otero Verzier's proposal was chosen unanimously by a jury which included Hege Maria ErikssonNina Berre, and Gro Bonesmo (among others).

GL Com Headquarters / jhyana

01:00 - 10 December, 2014
GL Com Headquarters / jhyana, © Shin Kyung Sub
© Shin Kyung Sub

© Shin Kyung Sub © Shin Kyung Sub © Shin Kyung Sub © Shin Kyung Sub +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Joo Heon, Yu
  • Design Team

    Park, Sung-woo
  • Area

    323.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Tartu University Institute of Physics / Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid + Stuudio Tallinn

01:00 - 10 December, 2014
Tartu University Institute of Physics / Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid + Stuudio Tallinn, © Kaido Haagen
© Kaido Haagen

© Kaido Haagen © Kaido Haagen © Kaido Haagen © Kaido Haagen +13

Residential and Dental Practice Immler / ARSP

01:00 - 10 December, 2014
Residential and Dental Practice Immler / ARSP, © Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

© Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hard, Austria
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

New Images Released of OMA's Norra Tornen Towers in Stockholm

00:00 - 10 December, 2014
New Images Released of OMA's Norra Tornen Towers in Stockholm, © bloomimages
© bloomimages

UPDATE: OMA has released new images of the Norra Tornen project (previously named “Tors Torn”), as the close-to 300 apartments planned for the residential towers have been put on the market. The ground-breaking of the Stockholm towers is currently set for May 2015. 

OMA has won the design competition for Tors Torn in Stockholm, beating out four competing practices for the opportunity to build the third tallest twin skyscrapers in Sweden.

Existing urban guidelines call for a gateway to the new Hagastaden area of Stockholm, and OMA’s proposal accommodates a mixed-use program with a set of “rough-skinned” towers. The protrusions and inversions at different heights produce an alternating pattern of indoor living spaces and protruding outdoor spaces. OMA explains that their design “challenges the expected uniformity and homogenous façade treatment that is often assigned to tower structures. Instead, it extends the skin to expose the individuality of the separate living units in the two blocks - a true vertical, urban agglomeration."

More on OMA’s winning proposal after the break…

© Frans Parthesius © OMA © OMA Detail Night. Image © bloomimages +23

Marina Douro / Barbosa & Guimaraes Architects

01:00 - 10 December, 2014
Marina Douro / Barbosa & Guimaraes Architects, © José Campos
© José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos +57

Brandywine House / Robert M. Gurney Architect

01:00 - 10 December, 2014
Brandywine House  / Robert M. Gurney Architect, © Anice Hoachlander
© Anice Hoachlander

© Anice Hoachlander © Allen Russ © Anice Hoachlander © Anice Hoachlander +29

Social and Cultural Center in Landsberg / Heintz-Kehr architectes

01:00 - 10 December, 2014
Social and Cultural Center in Landsberg  / Heintz-Kehr architectes, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +46

Roundup: 5 Recent Buildings Inspired by Wood

00:00 - 10 December, 2014
Roundup: 5 Recent Buildings Inspired by Wood, Maggie’s Oxford / Wilkinson Eyre Architects. Image Courtesy of Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Maggie’s Oxford / Wilkinson Eyre Architects. Image Courtesy of Wilkinson Eyre Architects

It may be the world's second oldest construction material, but wood is still one of the most versatile and inspiring materials available to architects today, coveted as both a structural material and as a finish on walls, floors, ceilings and facades. In recent years it's even seen a resurgence in popularity, thanks to its sustainability credentials and its increasingly popular "natural" feel. With all this in mind, ArchDaily Materials has rounded up five recent projects that prove innovation in wood is still alive and well in the architectural world: Wilkinson Eyre Architects' Maggie’s Oxford; Shigeru Ban's Aspen Art Museum; Pushed Slab by MVRDV; MARGEN-LAB's Endesa World Fab Condenser; and finally a forthcoming building that is notable for its ambitious wooden design, the Sleuk Rith Institute by Zaha Hadid Architects.

Aspen Art Museum / Shigeru Ban Architects. Image © Michael Moran / OTTO Pushed Slab / MVRDV. Image © Philippe Ruault Endesa World Fab Condenser / MARGEN-LAB. Image © Adrià Goula Sleuk Rith Institute / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image Courtesy of ZHA +7

AIA Honors Peter Eisenman with 2015 Topaz Medallion

00:00 - 10 December, 2014
AIA Honors Peter Eisenman with 2015 Topaz Medallion  , AD Classics: Wexner Center for the Arts / Peter Eisenman. Image © Flickr user OZinOH
AD Classics: Wexner Center for the Arts / Peter Eisenman. Image © Flickr user OZinOH

Following Moshe Safdie’s selection to be the next AIA Gold Medalist, the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) has announced Peter Eisenman, FAIA, as winner of the 2015 Topaz Medallion. Eisenman, known for a lifetime of scholarly work and his long associations with Princeton, Harvard, Cooper Union and Yale, will be honored for his global impact on architectural education after more than 60 years of teaching.

“There are probably very few schools of architecture where Peter is yet to have lectured,” wrote Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, in a recommendation letter. 

House F / URBANWASABI

01:00 - 10 December, 2014
House F / URBANWASABI, Courtesy of URBANWASABI
Courtesy of URBANWASABI

Courtesy of URBANWASABI Courtesy of URBANWASABI Courtesy of URBANWASABI Courtesy of URBANWASABI +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tainan City, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge

    Fang Wei
  • Design Team

    Lee Yun-Chen , Weng Jo-Ting
  • Area

    280.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Moshe Safdie Wins 2015 AIA Gold Medal

00:00 - 10 December, 2014
Moshe Safdie Wins 2015 AIA Gold Medal, AD Classics: Habitat 67 / Moshe Safdie. Image © Jade Doskow
AD Classics: Habitat 67 / Moshe Safdie. Image © Jade Doskow

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has just announced that Moshe Safdie, FAIA, will be the 2015 AIA Gold Medal recipient. Honoring him for his “comprehensive and humane approach to designing public and cultural spaces across the world has touched millions of people and influenced generations of younger architects,” the AIA believes that Safdie's work has had a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture.

“Moshe Safdie has continued to practice architecture in the purest and most complete sense of the word, without regard for fashion, with a hunger to follow ideals and ideas across the globe in his teaching, writing, practice and research,” stated Boston Society of Architects president Mike Davis in his nomination letter. 

Avanti and NORD Selected to Revitalize St Peter’s Seminary in Scotland

01:00 - 10 December, 2014
Restored chapel visualisation. Image Courtesy of James Johnson
Restored chapel visualisation. Image Courtesy of James Johnson

London-based Avanti Architects, along with Glasgow-based ERZ Landscape Architects and NORD Architects, have released the first image of their design to revitalize one of Scotland’s modern masterpieces: St Peter’s seminary. Designed by Gillespie, Kidd & Coia in 1966, and built on the former Kilmahew estate, the Category-A listed Brutalist structure was voted as the best modern building in Scotland by readers of Prospect Magazine in 2005. However, the building has been abandoned for the past 25 years, leaving it dilapidated and facing numerous problems.

Public art charity NVA is leading a  £7.3 million initiative to rehabilitate the building and its surrounding landscape to create an art, heritage and educational site. The designs include a performing arts venue with a 600-person capacity, informal indoor and outdoor teaching spaces across the 144 acre site and over 4 kilometres of woodland paths. In addition, the site will contain a heritage exhibition and a locally-led productive garden.

Historical 1967 View towards the stepped glass roof. Image Chapel rooflight detail. Image Courtesy of GKC Archive Processional Ramp 1967. Image Courtesy of GKC Archive Side altars 1967. Image Courtesy of GKC Archive +6