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Easterbrook House / Dorrington Atcheson Architects

01:00 - 29 June, 2014
Easterbrook House / Dorrington Atcheson Architects, © Emma-Jane Hetherington
© Emma-Jane Hetherington

© Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington +16

Forest Retreat / Uhlik architekti

01:00 - 29 June, 2014
Forest Retreat / Uhlik architekti, © Jan Kudej
© Jan Kudej

© Jan Kudej © Jan Kudej © Jan Kudej © Jan Kudej +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic
  • Area

    16.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Green Cascade / Atelier de la Passerelle

01:00 - 29 June, 2014
Green Cascade / Atelier de la Passerelle, © Jérôme Ricolleau
© Jérôme Ricolleau

© Jérôme Ricolleau © Jérôme Ricolleau © Jérôme Ricolleau Courtesy of Atelier de la Passerelle +15

Open and Transparent to The City / Pitsou Kedem Architects

01:00 - 29 June, 2014
Open and Transparent to The City / Pitsou Kedem Architects, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Architect in Charge

    Ran M. Broides
  • Design Team

    Pitsou Kedem, Ran M. Broides , Nurit Ben Yosef and Irene Goldberg
  • Area

    680.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Barcelona Commemorates 300 Years of Catalan Spirit With 7 Public Installations

01:00 - 29 June, 2014
Barcelona Commemorates 300 Years of Catalan Spirit With 7 Public Installations, Identity / URBANUS. Image © Marcela Grassi
Identity / URBANUS. Image © Marcela Grassi

Every year, citizens of Catalonia commemorate the events of September 11th 1714, a key date in the War of the Spanish Succession that has come to symbolize what Voltaire called "the Barcelonans' extreme love of freedom." With this year marking the 300th anniversary of these events, Barcelona Cultura enlisted the Fundació Enric Miralles to curate 7 public installations around the city as part of its Tricentenari BCN program.

The result is BCN RE.SET, organized by Benedetta Tagliabue of the Fundació Enric Miralles and stage director Àlex Ollé, which invited guest architects from countries all over the world to colloborate with local universities and create installations symbolizing 6 political and ideological concepts: identity, freedom, Europe, diversity, democracy and memory. These installations will be in place until September 11th. Read on after the break for descriptions of all 6 installations.

Europe / ETH Zürich + Urban–Think Tank. Image © Marcela Grassi Diversity / Yael Reisner + Peter Cook. Image © Marcela Grassi Freedom / Anupama Kundoo. Image © Marcela Grassi Memory / Grafton Architects. Image © Marcela Grassi +15

Vo Trong Nghia Wins ARCASIA Building of the Year

01:00 - 29 June, 2014
Vo Trong Nghia Wins ARCASIA Building of the Year, Bamboo Wing / Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Image © Hiroyuki Oki
Bamboo Wing / Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Image © Hiroyuki Oki

Vietnamese Practice Vo Trong Nghia Architects has taken home the top honor at the Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) 2014 awards. The Dailai Bamboo Complex, consisting of the 2009 Bamboo Wing and the 2012 Dailai Conference Hall, was selected out of 276 entries to win Building of the Year Award, one of the most prestigious prizes in Asian architecture.

The award adds to the recent success for Vo Trong Nghia, who recently won the top prize in the AR House Awards for their House for Trees.

More on the Dailai Bamboo Complex after the break

Bamboo Wing / Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Image © Hiroyuki Oki Dailai Conference Hall / Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Image © Hiroyuki Oki Dailai Conference Hall / Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Image © Hiroyuki Oki Bamboo Wing / Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Image © Hiroyuki Oki +23

Under Construction: Apartments with perimeter gardens in Madrid / SUMA

00:00 - 29 June, 2014
Under Construction: Apartments with perimeter gardens in Madrid / SUMA, © Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

Architects: Elena Orte y Guillermo Sevillano (SUMA)
Location: c/ Fernández Caro, 35, Madrid, Spain
Client: Private 2011
Project Date: 2013-
Construction: Diezma Rosell Construcciones s.l.
Structure: SANDO-COMEUT
Photography: Jesús Granada

India’s Most Successful Architect: Improving India's Slums or Exacerbating Social Gaps?

00:00 - 29 June, 2014
India’s Most Successful Architect: Improving India's Slums or Exacerbating Social Gaps?, On what used to be a shantytown, Hafeez Contractor's the Imperial Towers now loom over low-income apartments. Image © Mahesh Shantaram for The New York Times
On what used to be a shantytown, Hafeez Contractor's the Imperial Towers now loom over low-income apartments. Image © Mahesh Shantaram for The New York Times

"The Indian poor live in perpetual darkness, while the Indian rich live in perpetual light." This fact is obviously embedded in Mumbai, where luxury condominiums rise in the middle of slums. Many of these extravagant buildings were designed by India's most commercially successful architect, Hafeez Contractor, who believes his arrestive work is the beginning of slum redevelopment. Learn about his crusade and how he's been criticized in this New York Times article by Daniel Brook.

Gleason House Building / Trama Arquitectos

00:00 - 29 June, 2014
Gleason House Building / Trama Arquitectos, © Mito Covarrubias
© Mito Covarrubias

© Mito Covarrubias © Mito Covarrubias © Mito Covarrubias © Mito Covarrubias +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Americana, Guadalajara, JAL, Mexico
  • Architectural Project

    Jaime Castiello Chávez, Héctor Santana, Edgardo Sandoval, Carlos Haro, Jorge Ignacio Gutiérrez, Livier Miramontes, Héctor Lozano, Mario Rodríguez, Beatriz Orozco, Carmen Espinosa, Manuel Haro, Jaime Castiello Gómez Verea, Fernando Castiello, Miguel Martínez, Hugo Yáñez Ochoa, Susana Cortés, Juan Carlos Barriga
  • Area

    875.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Mito Covarrubias, Courtesy of Trama Arquitectos

Feisteinveien / Rever & Drage Architects

01:00 - 28 June, 2014
© Tom Auger
© Tom Auger

© Tom Auger © Tom Auger © Tom Auger © Tom Auger +23

The Chapel / a21 studio

01:00 - 28 June, 2014
The Chapel / a21 studio, Courtesy of a21 studio
Courtesy of a21 studio

Courtesy of a21 studio Courtesy of a21 studio Courtesy of a21 studio Courtesy of a21 studio +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Area

    140.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of a21 studio

David Rockwell's Luxurious Pre-Fab Homes

00:00 - 28 June, 2014
David Rockwell's Luxurious Pre-Fab Homes, © Rockwell Group
© Rockwell Group

Two weeks ago, David Rockwell took a step away from his usual work of interior and set design to present his foray into the prefab game - an adaptable 2,400 square-foot house called "Pinwheel." His design aims to challenge two assumptions about prefabrication: one, affordability and luxury are mutually exclusive and two, pre-fab's limited flexibility makes a cookie-cutter result inevitable. Rockwell says the project, a collaboration between himself and Fred Carl, founder of modular housing venture C3 Design, was inspired by his childhood in Mexico, where "outdoor space was part of the lifestyle." Check out the plan and more designs after the break.  

Kadare Cultural Centre / Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design

01:00 - 28 June, 2014
Kadare Cultural Centre / Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design, © Taisuke Ogawa
© Taisuke Ogawa

© Taisuke Ogawa © Taisuke Ogawa © Taisuke Ogawa © Taisuke Ogawa +31

Multifunctional Barn / Onix

01:00 - 28 June, 2014
Multifunctional Barn / Onix, © Peter van der Knoop
© Peter van der Knoop

© Peter van der Knoop © Peter van der Knoop © Peter van der Knoop © Peter van der Knoop +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Allart Vogelzang
  • Design Team

    Robert Bos, Annemieke Meems, Rene Harmanni
  • Photographs

    Peter van der Knoop, Courtesy of Onix

Rocco Designs New Campus for Chu Hai College of Higher Education

01:00 - 28 June, 2014
Rocco Designs New Campus for Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects Limited
Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects Limited

Modeled after its dense urban surroundings, Chu Hai College of Higher Education’s new campus in Hong Kong meets a complex program while giving students a fantastic view of the ocean. Designed by Rocco Design Architects Limited, the building's geometry stacks different programmatic uses on top of each other and connects them with a vertical boulevard. The result is a sculptural entity, partially inspired by Chinese calligraphy, that seeks a balance between solid and void.

Students and Community Members Come Together to Construct Theater in Cape Town Township

00:00 - 28 June, 2014
Students and Community Members Come Together to Construct Theater in Cape Town Township, Courtesy of Future Cape Town
Courtesy of Future Cape Town

The Guga S’Thebe Arts and Cultural Centre in Langa, Cape Town's oldest township, is expanding to include a theatre exclusively for children and adolescents. The main component of the theatre, set for completion this fall, will be a large, multi-functional space for hosting performances. The project, a collaborative effort between future users and international architecture students, is aimed at stimulating sustainable development while widening the possibilities for the target demographic. To check out more project images, continue after the break.   

In Images: South Africa's Stunning Treetop Walkway

00:00 - 28 June, 2014
In Images: South Africa's Stunning Treetop Walkway , © Adam Harrower
© Adam Harrower

The much anticipated Treetop Walkway through the Arboretum in Cape Town's Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is now open to the public. Located 11 metres above the ground, the galvanised steel and timber structure offers breathtaking views from the treetops. The project, a collaboration between Mark Thomas Architects and Henry Fagan & Partners consulting engineers, has been nicknamed Boomslang - a large, highly venomous African tree snake - due to its elevated, twisting form. Check out the stunning photographs by Adam Harrower, a horticulturist at the garden, after the break. 

© Adam Harrower © Adam Harrower © Adam Harrower © Adam Harrower +10

Perkins + Will Designs FIU Complex for the Research of Extreme Natural Events

01:00 - 28 June, 2014
Perkins + Will Designs FIU Complex for the Research of Extreme Natural Events, South East View. Image Courtesy of Perkins + Will
South East View. Image Courtesy of Perkins + Will

Florida International University’s Stempel Complex, designed by Perkins + Will, will be completed this fall. The complex will house the Extreme Event Institute, which will bring together a number of the university’s research and academic programs to study “extreme natural events.” The form of the building itself takes inspiration from natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes, and is centered around an oval-shaped courtyard.