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Markafoni.com Headquarters / Habif Architecture

21:00 - 24 April, 2015
Markafoni.com Headquarters / Habif Architecture, © Gürkan Akay
© Gürkan Akay

© Gürkan Akay © Gürkan Akay © Gürkan Akay © Gürkan Akay + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    İstanbul, Turkey
  • Design Team

    Hakan Habif, Cagri Kaan Cetin
  • Area

    3500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Groove @ Central World / T.R.O.P + A49 + SDA + FOS

20:00 - 24 April, 2015
Groove @ Central World / T.R.O.P + A49 + SDA + FOS, © Spaceshift Studio / Pirak Anurakyawachon, Aranyarat Prathomrat
© Spaceshift Studio / Pirak Anurakyawachon, Aranyarat Prathomrat

© Spaceshift Studio / Pirak Anurakyawachon, Aranyarat Prathomrat © Spaceshift Studio / Pirak Anurakyawachon, Aranyarat Prathomrat © Spaceshift Studio / Pirak Anurakyawachon, Aranyarat Prathomrat © Spaceshift Studio / Pirak Anurakyawachon, Aranyarat Prathomrat + 24

Delve Into "The Possibilities of Perception" with Satellite Photo Art by ULTRADISTANCIA

19:00 - 24 April, 2015
Delve Into "The Possibilities of Perception" with Satellite Photo Art by ULTRADISTANCIA, Courtesy of Federico Winer @Google Earth and satellite data providers
Courtesy of Federico Winer @Google Earth and satellite data providers

Hovering high above the earth's surface and presenting a serenely distant view of the terrain we inhabit, ULTRADISTANCIA is the latest photographic project from Argentinian artist, academic, and veteran traveller Federico Winer. The experimental series uses "the marvelous screens of Google Earth" to present stunning images of environments both built and natural.

Learn more about the project and view selected images after the break.

Courtesy of Federico Winer @Google Earth and satellite data providers Courtesy of Federico Winer @Google Earth and satellite data providers Courtesy of Federico Winer @Google Earth and satellite data providers Courtesy of Federico Winer @Google Earth and satellite data providers + 38

Pedro Moran 3851 / MMCV

18:00 - 24 April, 2015
Pedro Moran 3851 / MMCV, © Daniela Mac Adden
© Daniela Mac Adden

© Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Villa Devoto, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Project Architects

    Sergio Mizraji, Jacquelin Cicchinelli
  • Project Director

    Andrés Gagliardi
  • Site Director

    Patricia Barragán
  • Project Area

    992.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

The 17 Top Architect-Designed Products at Milan Design Week 2015

17:28 - 24 April, 2015
The 17 Top Architect-Designed Products at Milan Design Week 2015, Re-launch of Meinhard von Gerkan's Berlin Chair / gmp architekten. Image © Peter Schumacher, Stuttgart, Germany
Re-launch of Meinhard von Gerkan's Berlin Chair / gmp architekten. Image © Peter Schumacher, Stuttgart, Germany

The 54th edition of Milan Design Week (also known as Salone del Mobile) recently came to a close. In celebration of its success, we have compiled a list of the most talked about architect-designed products showcased this year. Take a look after the break to see new products from Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield, and more. 

Soft / Nendo. Image Courtesy of Nendo Blur / Ron Arad. Image © Moroso via Dezeen Langley / David Chipperfield. Image © e15 Open / Rem Koolhaas. Image © Olivari via Domus + 21

Pizzikotto / Andrea Langhi Design

16:00 - 24 April, 2015
Pizzikotto / Andrea Langhi Design, © Daniele Domenicali
© Daniele Domenicali

© Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013

Diana Agrest Named One of NPR's "50 Great Teachers"

15:30 - 24 April, 2015
Diana Agrest Named One of NPR's "50 Great Teachers", via LA Johnson/NPR
via LA Johnson/NPR

Hailed as one of "50 Great Teachers" by NPR, ivy-league architecture professor Diana Agrest's out-of-the-box teaching methods have brought her to the forefront of studio academia. A testament to her instruction, her students have gone on to attain some of the most prestigious awards for creative pursuits, including the Pritzker Prize and the MacArthur "genius grant." With her belief that architects' work should be informed by multiple disciplines, Agrest has developed a teaching style to push the boundaries of traditional studio culture and challenge her students to explore the built environment through various lenses, particularly film. Read NPR's full article on Agrest, here.

Terraza Offices / Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos

14:00 - 24 April, 2015
Terraza Offices / Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh + 34

Christo's Floating Piers Will Let You Walk on Water in Italy

13:00 - 24 April, 2015
Christo's Floating Piers Will Let You Walk on Water in Italy, © Christo
© Christo

By adjoining 200,000 fabric-lined floatable components, Christo hopes to allow the residents of two mainland towns in Italy's Lombardy region to walk on water for a duration of two weeks in June 2016. If approved, the "Floating Piers" would connect both towns with the Lake Iseo islands via an extended, brightly colored fabric dock that would stretch across two miles.

Green Woods House / Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

12:00 - 24 April, 2015
Green Woods House / Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects, © Matthew Carbone
© Matthew Carbone

© Matthew Carbone © Matthew Carbone © Matthew Carbone © Matthew Carbone + 23

From Prisons to Parks: How the US Can Capitalize On Its Declining Prison Populations

10:30 - 24 April, 2015
From Prisons to Parks: How the US Can Capitalize On Its Declining Prison Populations , The Former Bangalore jail in India, now Freedom Park . Image © Flickr CC user abhisheksundaram
The Former Bangalore jail in India, now Freedom Park . Image © Flickr CC user abhisheksundaram

Prisons are often seen as problematic for their local communities. After centuries of correctional facilities discouraging economic growth and occupying valuable real estate as a necessary component of towns and cities, many of these institutions have been relocated away from city centers and their abandoned vestiges are left as unpleasant reminders of their former use. In fact, the majority of prisons built in the United States since 1980 have been placed in non-metropolitan areas and once served as a substantial economic development strategy in depressed rural communities. [1] However, a new pressure is about to emerge on the US prison systems: beginning in 2010, America's prison population declined for the first time in decades, suggesting that in the near future repurposing these structures will become a particularly relevant endeavor for both community development and economic sustainability. These abandoned shells offer architects valuable opportunities to reimagine programmatic functions and transform an otherwise problematic location into an integral neighborhood space.

Why repurpose prisons rather than starting fresh? The answer to this question lies in the inherent architectural features of the prison typology, namely the fact that these structures are built to last. People also often forget that prison buildings are not limited to low-rise secure housing units - in fact, prisons feature an array of spaces that have great potential for reuse including buildings for light industrial activity, training or office buildings, low-security housing, and large outdoor spaces. These elements offer a wide variety of real estate for new programmatic uses, and cities around the world have begun to discover their potential. What could the US learn from these examples, at home and overseas?

The Former Bangalore jail in India, now Freedom Park . Image © Flickr CC user abhisheksundaram Boston's Liberty Hotel Interior. Image © Flickr CC user adewale_oshineye Aerial view of the former Lorton Prison. Image via Bing Maps Freedom Park in Lagos, Nigeria. Image via lagosfreedompark.com + 9

La Plata / Bielsa-Breide-Ciarlotti Bidinost Arquitectos

10:00 - 24 April, 2015
La Plata / Bielsa-Breide-Ciarlotti Bidinost Arquitectos, © Manuel Ciarlotti
© Manuel Ciarlotti

© Manuel Ciarlotti © Manuel Ciarlotti © Manuel Ciarlotti © Manuel Ciarlotti + 17

Sou Fujimoto, Peter Cook and Benedetta Tagliabue Among WAF 2015 Judges

09:00 - 24 April, 2015
Sou Fujimoto, Peter Cook and Benedetta Tagliabue Among WAF 2015 Judges, Courtesy of WAF
Courtesy of WAF

From November 4-6, the 2015 World Architecture Festival (WAF) will take place in Suntec in central Singapore, featuring three days of conferences, exhibitions and lectures, in addition to the awards ceremony. As the world’s largest architectural festival and awards event, the WAF awards honor exceptional architecture from around the globe across 30 categories. Over 70 judges attend the festival and critique the submitted projects. Among this year’s “superjurors” are Peter Cook, Sou Fujimoto, Benedetta Tagliabue, Manuelle Gautrand,  Charles Jencks, and Kerry Hill.

All entries must be submitted by May 22nd to be considered for the WAF awards. Shortlisted projects will compete for category prizes on the first two days of the festival. On the third (and last) day, the category winners will present their projects to the “super-juries,” which will select the World Landscape, Future Project and Completed Building of the Year. 

Past winners have included  Zaha Hadid ArchitectsBIGSnøhetta and Vo Trong Nghia. Prizes for small projects, use of wood and use of color will also be awarded.

FleaFolly's Grimm City: The Antidote to Disney

07:00 - 24 April, 2015

There are few mediums that the Grimm Brother's Fairy Tales haven't been adapted into. Bowdlerized stories and films for children have since given way to revisionist tales that embrace the gruesome coloring of the originals, but something about the Grimm Brothers' gothic folklore still holds sway over popular imagination around the world. No matter what kind of adaptation is created - musical, childlike or modernized - the essential Grimmness of the tales still glowers through. FleaFolly's Grimm City is just such a creation.

Model Image. Image © FleaFollyArchitects Model Image. Image © FleaFollyArchitects Model Image. Image © FleaFollyArchitects Model Image. Image © FleaFollyArchitects + 9

Graveney School Sixth Form Block / Urban Projects Bureau

06:00 - 24 April, 2015
Graveney School Sixth Form Block / Urban Projects Bureau, © Kilian O’Sullivan
© Kilian O’Sullivan

© Kilian O’Sullivan © Kilian O’Sullivan © Kilian O’Sullivan © Kilian O’Sullivan + 27

New London Architecture Unveils Updated 1:2000 Scale Model Of The UK Capital

05:00 - 24 April, 2015
New London Architecture Unveils Updated 1:2000 Scale Model Of The UK Capital, © Paul Raftery
© Paul Raftery

New London Architecture (NLA), an independent resource and forum for debate about the city's built environment, have unveiled a new, large-scale interactive model of the UK capital. Designed to provide a visual history of the city, NLA also intend for it to spark questions about its future. This model replaces an earlier one, which was revealed on the day that it was announced that London's bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games has been successful. Now, a decade later, the present projection of the city's built future has been mapped across the model, highlighting the locations of the 263 tall buildings planned or under construction. Visitors are also able to track the route and impact of new transport links, such as HS2 and Crossrail.

PIC Pavillion / Cadaval & Solà-Morales

04:00 - 24 April, 2015

© Sandra Pereznieto © Sandra Pereznieto © Sandra Pereznieto © Sandra Pereznieto + 30

Blanco Oostduinkerke Residence / BURO II & ARCHI+I

03:00 - 24 April, 2015
Blanco Oostduinkerke Residence / BURO II & ARCHI+I, © Thomas de Bruyne
© Thomas de Bruyne

© Thomas de Bruyne © Thomas de Bruyne © Thomas de Bruyne © Thomas de Bruyne + 29