Golf Club House La Graiera / BC Estudio Architects

01:00 - 17 September, 2013
© Julio Cunill
© Julio Cunill
  • Architect Office

  • Location

    Barcelona, España
  • Architects

    Javier Barba, Gabriel Barba, Susana Zanón
  • Interior

    BC Estudio Architects, Dani -Freixes
  • Landscape

    Jordi Barba
  • Technical Architect

    Josep Soldevila
  • Constructor

    Eduardo Díez
  • Area

    1310.0 sqm
  • Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Julio Cunill

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North Presbyterian Church / SILO AR+D

01:00 - 17 September, 2013
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© Pease Photography

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Want to Get Into 3D Printing? Follow These Tips...

00:00 - 17 September, 2013
Courtesy of The Chicago Architecture Foundation
Courtesy of The Chicago Architecture Foundation

Even if you're a 3D printing whiz (if so, consider entering our exciting 3D Printing Challenge), to many people it remains something of a mystery: how does it work, what can it do and how much does it cost? Thankfully, this recent article and infographic by Line//Shape//Space, aimed at "early adopters" of the technology, covers all this information (and even some common pitfalls to be avoided). You can read the full article here.

Melbourne's Flinders Street Station May Not Be Built

00:00 - 17 September, 2013
Flinders Street Station Proposal. Image Courtesy of HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron
Flinders Street Station Proposal. Image Courtesy of HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron and HASSELL's winning design for Melbourne's Flinders Street Station might not be built due to the fact "the State Government has of yet, refused to promise funding for the design, and ruled out selling the station in order to finance the construction." The project was estimated to cost "approximately $1 billion to $1.5 billion to be realised", which is "on top of the $1.6 million already spent on the competition", leading critics to describe the competition as a "waste of money."

AD Interviews: Marie-Ange Brayer & Frédéric Migayrou / 9th ArchiLab, Naturalizing Architecture

01:00 - 17 September, 2013

The 9th ArchiLab opened to the public over the weekend at the new FRAC Centre in Orléans, France.

In Pursuit of Architecture: A Conference on Buildings and Ideas

00:00 - 17 September, 2013

To mark its 10th anniversary and 29th issue, Log presents In Pursuit of Architecture, a conference featuring recent built work selected from an open, international call for submissions. Join architects and critics for a daylong discussion of architectural ideas, what it takes to build them, and how we measure the cultural value of architecture.

Unified Architectural Theory: Chapter 1

00:00 - 17 September, 2013
The Farnsworth House, by Mies van der Rohe, has influenced generations of architects -- but is it really the best paragon for architecture?. Image © Greg Robbins
The Farnsworth House, by Mies van der Rohe, has influenced generations of architects -- but is it really the best paragon for architecture?. Image © Greg Robbins

We will be publishing Nikos Salingaros’ book, Unified Architectural Theory, in a series of installments, making it digitally, freely available for students and architects around the world. The following chapter, "The Structure of Architectural Theories,"  posits that architecture, if it is truly to work with natural ecosystems, must adopt a  scientifically-informed, systemic approach. If you missed the introduction, you may find it here.

Architecture is a human act that invades and displaces the natural ecosystem. Biological order is destroyed every time we clear native plant growth and erect buildings and infrastructure. The goal of architecture is to create structures to house humans and their activities. Humans are parts of the earth’s ecosystem, even though we tend to forget that.

Logically, architecture has to have a theoretical basis that begins with the natural ecosystem. The act of building orders materials in very specific ways, and humans generate an artificial ordering out of materials they have extracted from nature and transformed to various degrees. Some of today’s most widely-used materials, such as plate glass and steel, require energy-intensive processes, and thus contain high embodied energy costs. Those cannot be the basis for any sustainable solution, despite all the industry hype. 

Resource depletion and a looming ecological catastrophe are consequences of detachment from nature, and a blind faith in technology to solve the problems it creates. 

BIG Designs Pier 6 Viewing Platform for Brooklyn's Waterfront

01:00 - 17 September, 2013
Courtesy of BIG
Courtesy of BIG

Following the news that Studio V Architecture has been commissioned to convert the 19th century Empire Stores, next to Brooklyn Bridge, into 380,000 square-feet of office, restaurant and commercial space, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has unveiled designs for "a flowering meadow with seasonal grasses, a sprawling field and a triangular wooden viewing platform" close by.

Crematorium Heimolen / KAAN Architecten

01:00 - 17 September, 2013
© Sebastian van Damme
© Sebastian van Damme

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Audi design wall at the Pinakothek der Moderne

00:00 - 17 September, 2013
© Audi
© Audi

The Pinakothek der Moderne in Münich by Stephan Braunfels (2002) recently went through a complete renovation, and for the re opening of the museum Audi debuted the design wall, an installation that has become part of the permanent collection of the Die Neue Sammlung (The International Design Museum). 

—Scape Adaptors: Maria Alessandra Segantini Lecture at Columbia

00:00 - 17 September, 2013

Maria Alessandra Segantini, principal of C+S Architects will be giving a lecture on Thursday, September 19, 1:00pm at Columbia GSAPP, New York. The lecture, called -Scape Adaptors, will be introduced by Kenneth Frampton. 

enTera House / Elisa Valero Arquitectura

01:00 - 17 September, 2013
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© Fernando Alda 

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Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park / Thomas Balsley Associates + Weiss Manfredi

01:00 - 17 September, 2013
© Albert Večerka
© Albert Večerka

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Max Museo / Durisch + Nolli Architetti

01:00 - 17 September, 2013
© Gianpaolo Minelli
© Gianpaolo Minelli

© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti © Alberto Flammer © Gianpaolo Minelli © Gianpaolo Minelli +16

House SLM / Archequipe

01:00 - 17 September, 2013
© Roland Unterbusch
© Roland Unterbusch

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Winsomere Cres / Dorrington Architects & Associates

01:00 - 17 September, 2013
© Emma-Jane Hetherington
© Emma-Jane Hetherington

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AD Classics: The Tate Modern / Herzog & de Meuron

01:00 - 17 September, 2013
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© Wikimedia Commons

London’s Bankside Power Station stood disused from 1981 until 2000, when it opened to the public as The Tate Modern. Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron approached the conversion with a relatively light hand, creating a contemporary public space without diminishing the building's historical presence. The impressive cultural icon has since become the most visited museum of modern art in the world, revitalizing its formerly sequestered, industrial neighborhood.

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Design Competition: Living Cities

01:00 - 17 September, 2013

The skyline rises in tandem with the population of the city. Demographers predict that New York alone will add one million more residents by 2040. Finding housing will pose a crisis for hundreds of thousands of them, unless new residential towers are built to house this urban influx.