Mercat Encants / b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos

01:00 - 3 December, 2013
Mercat Encants / b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos, © Rafael Vargas
© Rafael Vargas
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avinguda Meridiana, 69, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
  • Design Team

    Fermín Vázquez, Francesc de Fuentes, Cristina Algas, Sonia Cruz, Guillermo Weiskal, Albert Freixes, Gemma Ojea, Javier Artieda, Angel Gaspar, Oriol Roig, Juan Pablo Porta, Leonardo Novelo Jorge Mascaray, Francisco Marques, Helia Pires, Elies Porta, Tosca Salinas, Myriam Gonzalez, Nastascha Gergoff, Egbert Oosterhoff
  • Structural Engineering

    BOMA
  • Services Engineering

    Grupo JG
  • Area

    35440.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Rafael Vargas © Rafael Vargas © Rafael Vargas © Rafael Vargas +20

Seaside House / Ultra Architects

01:00 - 3 December, 2013
Seaside House / Ultra Architects, © Jeremi Buczkowski
© Jeremi Buczkowski
  • Architects

  • Location

    Poland
  • Architect in Charge

    Marcin Kościuch, Tomasz Osięgłowski
  • Collaborators

    Łukasz Piszczałka, Marta Perlik-Napierała
  • Area

    470.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jeremi Buczkowski © Jeremi Buczkowski © Jeremi Buczkowski © Jeremi Buczkowski +31

Kedainiai Arena / 4PLIUS architects

01:00 - 3 December, 2013
Kedainiai Arena / 4PLIUS architects, ©  Leonas Garbačauskas
© Leonas Garbačauskas
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kėdainiai, Lithuania
  • Proyect Leader Architecture

    Donaldas Trainauskas
  • Architect in Charge

    Darius Baliukevicius, Skirmantas Varnauskas, Sigita Tauraite
  • Constructor

    Audrius Ražaitis
  • Area

    5500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

©  Leonas Garbačauskas ©  Leonas Garbačauskas ©  Leonas Garbačauskas ©  Leonas Garbačauskas +20

9X9 Experimental House / YounghanChung Architects

01:00 - 3 December, 2013
9X9 Experimental House / YounghanChung Architects, © Kim Jaekyeong
© Kim Jaekyeong
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Younghan Chung
  • Design Team

    Boram Kim
  • Structural Engineer

    Tisec Eng
  • Construction

    Seungwhan Ryu
  • Area

    93.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Kim Jaekyeong © Kim Jaekyeong © Kim Jaekyeong © Kim Jaekyeong +30

35 housings units in Blagnac / Nicolas Laisné + Christophe Rousselle

01:00 - 3 December, 2013
35 housings units in Blagnac  / Nicolas Laisné + Christophe Rousselle, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +20

El Memorial de América Latina después del Incendio

00:00 - 3 December, 2013
El Memorial de América Latina después del Incendio, © Ricardo Matsukawa / Terra
© Ricardo Matsukawa / Terra

Después del incendio, el futuro del Memorial de América Latina de Oscar Niemeyer, es incierto.

De acuerdo con el presidente del Memorial, João Batista de Andrade, se está esperando que terminen las investigaciones del Departamento de Bomberos y la Policía antes de determinar qué acción se tomará: "Tenemos que saber cuál es el impacto del fuego en la estructura del edificio. Si tenemos que demoler, lamentablemente, tendrá que hacerse. Si la seguridad lo requiere, vamos a demoler".

Más detalles, después de la pausa...

© Átila Salviano Átila Salviano / vc repórter © Vagner Magalhães / Terra © Ricardo Matsukawa / Terra © Tedy Colombini / vc repórter +13

Peter Zumthor: Seven Personal Observations on Presence In Architecture

01:00 - 3 December, 2013
Peter Zumthor: Seven Personal Observations on Presence In Architecture , Zumthor in Tel Aviv. Image © Yael Engelhart for Ha'aretz
Zumthor in Tel Aviv. Image © Yael Engelhart for Ha'aretz

Known for his superior design and unparalleled craftsmanship, the 2009 Pritzker Laureate and 2013 RIBA Gold Medal Award winner, Peter Zumthor, was recently invited to speak at the School of Architecture in Tel Aviv University. In a lecture titled “Presence in Architecture - Seven Personal Observations,” Zumthor shared some of the inspirations behind his greatest projects, giving us insight into his poetic, intelligent, (and some might say) “nearly divine” mind.

Zumthor’s Seven Points on “Presence,” after the break...

Saint Benedict Chapel. Image Courtesy of Felipe Camus http://www.archdaily.com/419367/. Image Courtesy of Felipe Camus Brauder Klaus Field Chapel. Image © Samuel Ludwig © Jose Fernando Vazquez +20

Floating Solar Array Makes Statement in Japan

00:00 - 3 December, 2013
Floating Solar Array Makes Statement in Japan, © Kyocera
© Kyocera

Solar panels are often an added bonus in design, becoming a means to an end. But why shouldn't they be the star of the show? A recent article in Metropolis Magazine shows off the Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant, the largest solar facility in Japan. A symbolic response to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, the power plant is but one project in Japan's transition into one of the fastest growing solar markets in the world. Check out the full story here

Tunnels Under London: the Largest Infrastructure Project in Europe

00:00 - 3 December, 2013
Tunnels Under London: the Largest Infrastructure Project in Europe, Crossrail western tunnels, December 2012. Image © Crossrail
Crossrail western tunnels, December 2012. Image © Crossrail

Crossrail, "the largest infrastructure project in Europe, costing more, for example, than the London Olympics", has been slowly winding it's way beneath London for years. Getting access to the labyrinthine collection of underground tunnels and volumes, Rowan Moore of The Observer says that - despite the superficial furore surrounding it - this £5 billion undertaking will eventually be worth it: alongside the tunnels and tracks will be three million square feet ("or about six Gherkins") of commercial development, and one million square feet of 'public realm'. 

Concoret Housing for the Elderly / Nomade Architects

01:00 - 3 December, 2013
© Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +19

Ion Hotel / Minarc

01:00 - 3 December, 2013
© Art Gray, Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson, Torfi Agnarrson, Kristbjorg Sigurjonsdottir
© Art Gray, Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson, Torfi Agnarrson, Kristbjorg Sigurjonsdottir

© Art Gray, Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson, Torfi Agnarrson, Kristbjorg Sigurjonsdottir © Art Gray, Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson, Torfi Agnarrson, Kristbjorg Sigurjonsdottir © Art Gray, Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson, Torfi Agnarrson, Kristbjorg Sigurjonsdottir © Art Gray, Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson, Torfi Agnarrson, Kristbjorg Sigurjonsdottir +28

Tomas Koolhaas Releases Official 'REM' Trailer, Exclusive Interview with Kanye West

00:00 - 3 December, 2013

Los Angeles-based cinematographer Tomas Koolhaas is nearing completion of his highly anticipated film, REM. The feature length documentary, which focuses on the work of Tomas’ famed father, Rem Koolhaas, is the first architectural film to “comprehensively explore the human conditions in and around Rem Koolhaas' buildings from a ground level perspective.” Rather than lifeless still shots and long-winded, intellectual discourse, REM exposes the one thing that gives each building function and purpose: how it is used by people. 

So far, REM has been funded entirely by grants. However, in order for Tomas to collect the necessary funds to complete post-production, he has turned to you by launching a Kickstarter campaign.  

Watch REM's official trailer above, which follows a parkour expert as he moves through the Casa De Musica in Porto, and follow us after the break for Tomas’ exclusive interview with Kanye West, who comments on his work with OMA at the 2012 Cannes film festival

South Durras House / Fearns Studio

01:00 - 2 December, 2013
South Durras House / Fearns Studio, © Tom Ferguson
© Tom Ferguson
  • Architects

  • Location

    South Durras, Australia
  • Project Team

    Matt Fearns
  • Builder

    RJ & JA Mates, Builders
  • Structural Engineer

    Andrew Derbidge – Partridge Structural Pty Ltd
  • Area

    219.8 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Tom Ferguson © Tom Ferguson © Tom Ferguson © Tom Ferguson +20

Tips: How to Archive Projects

00:00 - 2 December, 2013
Tips: How to Archive Projects, Courtesy of lineshapespace.com
Courtesy of lineshapespace.com

Archiving documents is serious business, though it often becomes a headache for those involved. When a project is finished, where do the specifications, drawings, and the rest of the data go? Luckily, Shaun Bryant, in his article for Lineshapespace, has tips for designers and architects on how to effectively go about the archiving process - giving insight on everything from the security of storage spaces to the legal demands of archiving. Check out his archiving tips here.

House in the Hills / Architectare

01:00 - 2 December, 2013
House in the Hills / Architectare, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Itaipava - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Flavia Quintanilha e Rodrigo Fernandes
  • Area

    704.0 m2
  • Photographs

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +19

Arena Pernambuco / Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

00:00 - 2 December, 2013
Arena Pernambuco / Fernandes Arquitetos Associados, © Lanik do Brasil
© Lanik do Brasil

Bang Brewing / Alchemy Architects

01:00 - 2 December, 2013
Bang Brewing / Alchemy Architects, © Geoffrey Warner
© Geoffrey Warner

© Geoffrey Warner © Geoffrey Warner © Geoffrey Warner © Geoffrey Warner +12

LEED v4: Better than the LEEDs that Came Before?

00:00 - 2 December, 2013
LEED v4: Better than the LEEDs that Came Before?, Las Vegas CityCentre, a LEED Gold complex. Image
Las Vegas CityCentre, a LEED Gold complex. Image

At the annual Greenbuild International Conference in Philadelphia last week, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) finally announced the latest version of LEED. Aiming to make a larger forward step than previous versions, LEED v4 is described by Rick Fedrizzi, the CEO and president of USGBC as a "quantum leap". But what are the key changes in the new LEED criteria, and what effect will they have? Furthermore, what problems have they yet to address? Read on to find out.