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JAHN and ADG Unveil Mexico City’s Newest Baseball Stadium

00:00 - 8 December, 2014
JAHN and ADG Unveil Mexico City’s Newest Baseball Stadium, © JAHN and ADG
© JAHN and ADG

JAHN and ADG have released designs for Los Diablos Rojos del Mexico’s new home stadium in Mexico City. Scheduled to open in the city’s Magdalena Mixhuca sports complex in 2017, the 13000-seat “Estadio Diablos” will feature a “monumental lightweight” roof structure that resembles Diablos’ trident. 

“Indicative of the sky, the roof design is sharp, translucent, luminous and dynamic,” says JAHN. “Composed of lightweight steel wrapped in PTFE textile material, the roof will become an iconic symbol for the great City of Mexico.”

More on the stadium’s design, after the break. 

© JAHN and ADG © JAHN and ADG © JAHN and ADG © JAHN and ADG +20

EGL1916 / Alvaro Moragrega arquitecto

01:00 - 8 December, 2014
EGL1916 / Alvaro Moragrega arquitecto, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro +32

Community Church Knarvik / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

01:00 - 8 December, 2014
Community Church Knarvik / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, © Hundven-Clements Photography
© Hundven-Clements Photography

© Hundven-Clements Photography © Hundven-Clements Photography © Hundven-Clements Photography © Hundven-Clements Photography +39

Conservation, Restoration and Adaptation of Church “St. Paraskeva“ / Todor Mihaylov, Elitsa Andreeva, Emilia Kaleva, Aleksandra Vadinska

01:00 - 8 December, 2014
Conservation, Restoration and Adaptation of Church “St. Paraskeva“ / Todor Mihaylov, Elitsa Andreeva, Emilia Kaleva, Aleksandra Vadinska, © Evgeni Dinev
© Evgeni Dinev

© Evgeni Dinev © Evgeni Dinev © Evgeni Dinev © Evgeni Dinev +23

SYAA Designs New Natural Science Museum Complex in Romania

01:00 - 8 December, 2014
View from Garden. Image Courtesy of SYAA
View from Garden. Image Courtesy of SYAA

SYAA has just been named first prize winners for their design of a new Natural Science Museum Complex in Constanta, Romania. Proposed at an unprecedented scale for the region, the design seeks to become a significant destination in the Black Sea tourist industry. Incorporating features of an amusement and leisure park into the program of a science museum, SYAA proposes a building equipped to adapt to a diverse variety of public activities and events. Some of the primary functions will include an aquarium, dolphinarium, exotarium and tropical greenhouses, planetarium, and observatory.

View from Micro Reserve. Image Courtesy of SYAA Inside View of the Dolphinarium. Image Courtesy of SYAA Street View to the Planetarium. Image Courtesy of SYAA Inside View Planetarium Zone. Image Courtesy of SYAA +25

Steven Holl Selected To Design New Wing For Mumbai City Museum

00:00 - 8 December, 2014
Steven Holl Selected To Design New Wing For Mumbai City Museum, Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects has been selected to design a new extension to one of India’s oldest museums, the Mumbai City Museum, also known as the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum. Selected over OMA, Studio Mumbai Architecture, Zaha Hadid and four others, Holl is now the first architect ever to be chosen through an international competition to design a public building in Mumbai. 

Continue reading to learn more about Holl’s winning design. 

Silver Bay / SAOTA

01:00 - 8 December, 2014
Silver Bay / SAOTA, © Adam Letch
© Adam Letch

© Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Enda Cavanagh © Adam Letch +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shelley Point, St Helena Bay, South Africa
  • Design Team

    Greg Truen, Yusuf Vahed, Mark Rielly, Ashleigh Gilmour, Silvia Eigelaar
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

B+B House / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Renata Furlanetto + Galeria Arquitetos

00:00 - 8 December, 2014
B+B House / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Renata Furlanetto + Galeria Arquitetos, © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG +58

UNESCO Launches Design Competition for Bamiyan Cultural Centre in Afghanistan

01:00 - 8 December, 2014
UNESCO Launches Design Competition for Bamiyan Cultural Centre in Afghanistan

As Afghanistan begins its second decade of democratic governance after nearly 30 years of political instability, through the funding from the Republic of Korea, UNESCO has teamed up with the Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture, to build a Cultural Center close to the boundaries of the Bamiyan World Heritage property. With the realisation of the Bamiyan Cultural Centre, Afghans have the opportunity to recapture their heritage, to create a new impact on a historical site and to foster a positive relationship between their struggles and their hopes.

“This new architectural programme can challenge cultural barriers, reaffirm Afghanistan’s remarkable ancient history and enforce culture as a foundational component to Afghan national identity and peace-building,” states UNESCO.

Synopsis / ansham architects

01:00 - 8 December, 2014
Synopsis / ansham architects, © Ashley Gendek
© Ashley Gendek

© Ashley Gendek © Ashley Gendek © Ashley Gendek © Ashley Gendek +30

AD Interviews: Juulia Kauste / Museum of Finnish Architecture (MFA)

01:00 - 8 December, 2014

On her recent trip to Chile for the Finland-Chile Architecture Marathon lecture series we had the chance to chat with Juulie Kauste, the director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture (MFA) in Helsinki. “[MFA] has always had the dual mission of focusing on collecting the heritage of architecture in Finland as well as focusing on contemporary architecture both in Finland and internationally,” Kauste explained.

One of the oldest architecture-focused museums in the world, MFA is unusual in that not only do they archive the work of every Finnish architect, but they also play an active role in promoting Finnish architecture and participating in the global architectural community. At both the Shenzhen Biennale and the 2014 Venice Biennale, MFA hosted “Re-Creation,” an installation that used both traditional Finnish and Chinese construction techniques to explore the concepts of “copying” and “reinterpretation.”

“The key part of the role of the museum is to provide a platform for a discussion and debate around architecture and around the ways in which architecture matters to society,” Kauste said. “It’s very much about this idea of sharing information about architecture, making information about architecture available, but also understandable.”

See what else Kauste has to say about what the role of architecture museums should be, how the digital age is affecting museums and the benefits of cross-cultural collaboration in the full video interview above and check out some of our past coverage on MFA below.  

ISANA / Niko Design Studio

01:00 - 8 December, 2014
ISANA / Niko Design Studio, © Taketo Nishikubo
© Taketo Nishikubo

© Taketo Nishikubo © Masaya Yoshimura © Masaya Yoshimura © Taketo Nishikubo +14

Legal Challenge Dropped After Maggie's Agrees Changes to Holl's St Bart's Design

00:00 - 8 December, 2014
Legal Challenge Dropped After Maggie's Agrees Changes to Holl's St Bart's Design, Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

A legal challenge against Steven Holl's design for the new Maggie's Centre at St Bart's Hospital in London has been dropped, after Holl and Maggie's agreed to change the design. The challenge was brought by the Friends of the Great Hall, a group that has been campaigning against Holl's design and arguing that it would have a detrimental effect on the adjacent Great Hall designed by James Gibb in the 18th century.

Holl's design narrowly won planning permission in July, however the Friends of the great hall launched the judicial review a month later as a final attempt to block the scheme.

Wilkinson Eyre Claim Plagiarism At 2015 Milan Expo Site

00:00 - 8 December, 2014
Wilkinson Eyre Claim Plagiarism At 2015 Milan Expo Site, The 'Tree of Life' at the 2015 Milan Expo's Italian Pavilion. Image © Marco Balich / Studio Gio’ Forma
The 'Tree of Life' at the 2015 Milan Expo's Italian Pavilion. Image © Marco Balich / Studio Gio’ Forma

It seems as though the complex case of architectural copyright has been a major talking point of 2014. As the year begins to draw to a close, a fresh tension has risen between two European offices. British practice Wilkinson Eyre have claimed that a central structure at the site of the 2015 Milan Expo is direct plagiarism of their Cooled Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay project in Singapore, completed in 2012. According to an article in The Telegraph, the 'Tree of Life' will "form the centre-piece of the Italian pavilion" in Milan.

Snow Hotel / 1990 uao + Archigroup MA

01:00 - 7 December, 2014
Snow Hotel  / 1990 uao + Archigroup MA, © Sun Namgoong
© Sun Namgoong

© Sun Namgoong © MTO © Sun Namgoong © Sun Namgoong +72

  • Architects

  • Location

    Banpo-daero 14-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    archigroup ma
  • Interiors

    1990 uao
  • Area

    3771.0 sqm
  • Photographs

ABDM and RAU Win Competition to Design College Campus in Kortrijk

00:00 - 7 December, 2014
ABDM and RAU Win Competition to Design College Campus in Kortrijk , © ABDM and RAU
© ABDM and RAU

Belgian architects ABDM and Dutch architects RAU have been selected over eight teams to design the new Howest College Campus in Kortrijk. A collaboration with Delva Landscape Architects, the school will act as the campus’ main building, open to all 24/7. 

The Z Axis International Conference to Explore "Great City, Terrible Place" in India

00:00 - 7 December, 2014
The Z Axis International Conference to Explore "Great City, Terrible Place" in India, Courtesy of The Z Axis
Courtesy of The Z Axis

Curated by the Charles Correa Foundation, the Z Axis is an annual conference bringing together pioneers, thought leaders, influencers, professionals, and students in the fields of architecture and urban design to create an intellectual community focused on issues related to the context of India and the developing world. Fifteen speakers will gather from across the globe to explore the theme of Great City…Terrible Place, including Charles CorreaDavid Adjaye, Alfredo Brillembourg of Urban Think Tank, Spain's "guerrilla architect" Santiago Cirugeda, Simone Sfriso of Studio TAM Associati and more.  

TED Talk: How Painting Can Transform Communities / Haas&Hahn

00:00 - 7 December, 2014

First inspired with a grand vision to transform Rio de Janeiro’s most notorious slum into a community united by color, artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn of Haas&Hahn have found an ingenious and stunning way to empower some of the world’s most impoverished communities through art.