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Research Institute / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

01:00 - 4 January, 2015
Research Institute / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Henrique Reinach e Maurício Mendonça
  • Coordinator

    Camila Osele
  • Collaborators

     Victor Gonçalves, Tony Chen, Mariana Picolo, Fernanda Almeida, Luena  Vettorazzo, Tais Vieira, Yuri Chamon, Paula Leal, Pedro Tavares, Caio Tritto, Olivia  Uliano, Alessandra Musto, Ayla Barros, Paulo Scheuer, Barbara Rubira
  • Project Area

    467.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Faith & Form's 2014 Religious Art & Architecture Award Rewards Diversity in Religious Design

00:00 - 4 January, 2015
Faith & Form's 2014 Religious Art & Architecture Award Rewards Diversity in Religious Design, St. Gregory’s Church Agrigento, Italy Pellitteri & Associati Studio. Image © Alessia Riccobono
St. Gregory’s Church Agrigento, Italy Pellitteri & Associati Studio. Image © Alessia Riccobono

Originally published by The Huffington Post as "These Religious Architecture Award Winners Evoke The Sacred In Unconventional Ways," this article reveals the winners in the 2014 Religious Art & Architecture Award run by Faith & Form, an organization dedicated to promoting the architecture of worship.

What makes a space sacred?

If the winners of Faith & Form's 2014 Religious Art & Architecture award are any indication, it may be something different every time. A high ceiling, curved walls, stained glass windows or lush landscaping -- no two winners are alike, and yet each offers viewers a fresh way of interacting with the divine.

Take a look at some of Faith & Form's 2014 award and honor award winners for religious architecture after the break

© Peter Calvin © Paul Lukez Architecture © Alan Karchmer © David Sundberg/Esto +19

Sipan Residential Building / RYRA Studio

01:00 - 4 January, 2015
Sipan Residential Building  / RYRA Studio, © Mehdi Kolahi
© Mehdi Kolahi

© Parham Taghioff © Mehdi Kolahi © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tehran, Tehran, Omidvar, Jamshidieh Park, Iran
  • Architect in Charge

    Abbas Riahi Fard , Farinaz Razavi Nikoo
  • Design associates

    Ali Ashouri,Ashkan Bagheri Aghdam,Saeed Bamdadi, Mehdi Yaghoubian
  • Detail design team

    Mahmoud Abbasi,Navid Nasrollahzadeh,Yaser Karimian,MinaVakili,Atefeh Lotfollahi, SoudehShahabi, Reyhaneh Rezaei
  • Area

    12600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Cardedeu Chapel / EMC Arquitectura

01:00 - 4 January, 2015
Cardedeu Chapel / EMC Arquitectura, © Tom Arban
© Tom Arban

© Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lago de Coatepeque, El Salvador
  • Project Team

    Walberto Lara, Georgina Alfaro
  • Project Area

    2446.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Why Spaces Shouldn't Be Described as "Masculine" or "Feminine"

00:00 - 4 January, 2015
Why Spaces Shouldn't Be Described as "Masculine" or "Feminine", The interior design of bedrooms is often described as "feminine". Image © robinimages2013 via Shutterstock
The interior design of bedrooms is often described as "feminine". Image © robinimages2013 via Shutterstock

What is the most misused word in the world of architectural writing? Could it be "iconic"? What about "innovative"? The staff over at Curbed have a nomination: referring to spaces as either "masculine" or "feminine." In an op-ed published last month, they write that "the people who write about decor and design need to stop describing spaces with gendered terms," arguing: "Let's say two spaces were written up in a decor blog, and one was described as masculine, and the other feminine. Which would have white walls? Which would have raw concrete floors? ... If these have fairly easy answers, it's because we're in the realm of stereotype."

Videos: The Best Architectural Firework Displays of New Year 2015

00:00 - 3 January, 2015
Videos: The Best Architectural Firework Displays of New Year 2015, © Flickr CC user Bengin Ahmad
© Flickr CC user Bengin Ahmad

As any self-respecting world city now knows, when the time comes to change the calenders, you'd better also have an iconic building from which to hang some fireworks. With people all over the world looking out for the most impressive New Year's celebrations, we've picked the most impressive architecturally-focused displays. Not surprisingly, Dubai - the world capital of "go big or go home" - probably had the most impressive show of the year, with a combined light-and-firework show to turn the Burj Khalifa into the world's largest celebratory canvas. However, a special mention goes to Paris' Arc de Triomphe, where a tasteful 14-minute light mapping display paid homage to the city's other great architectural works, from the Eiffel Tower to the Centre Pompidou, before moving onto stylized scenes of Paris life to bring in the new year.

Continue after the break for all the videos of the world's best New Year celebrations.

"Juxtaposition" Challenges Designers to Envision Hip Hop-Inspired Building Forms

01:00 - 3 January, 2015
"Juxtaposition" Challenges Designers to Envision Hip Hop-Inspired Building Forms, © Juxtaposition
© Juxtaposition

What happens at the intersection of urban culture and architecture? How can the four elements of hip hop (DJing, MCing, Breaking and Graffiti) inspire the built environment? Participants of JUX.TA.PO.SI.TION are encouraged to create a sketch using mediums of their choice to depict new building forms, urban design concepts, and/or architectural products inspired by the four foundational elements of hip hop. This international competition is open to all individuals including students, graffiti artists, architects, urban planners, landscape architects, graphic designers, muralists, etc. You can complete the free registration form and find more information, here

Goycolea Building / FG arquitectos

01:00 - 3 January, 2015
Goycolea Building / FG arquitectos, Courtesy of Renato Sepúlveda, Enrique Colin (FG arquitectos)
Courtesy of Renato Sepúlveda, Enrique Colin (FG arquitectos)

Courtesy of Renato Sepúlveda, Enrique Colin (FG arquitectos) Courtesy of Renato Sepúlveda, Enrique Colin (FG arquitectos) Courtesy of Renato Sepúlveda, Enrique Colin (FG arquitectos) Courtesy of Renato Sepúlveda, Enrique Colin (FG arquitectos) +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vitacura, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Alfredo Fernández Recart, Enrique Colin Altuzarra, Matías González Rast
  • Area

    15562.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Rodeio Restaurant / Isay Weinfeld

01:00 - 3 January, 2015
Rodeio Restaurant / Isay Weinfeld, © Romulo Fialdini
© Romulo Fialdini

© Romulo Fialdini © Romulo Fialdini © Romulo Fialdini © Romulo Fialdini +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Design Team

    Fausto Natsui , Gabriel Bicudo , Marina Capocchi , Sophia Lin , Daniela Kurc
  • Area

    1050.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Pinar House / MO+G taller de arquitectura

01:00 - 3 January, 2015
Pinar House / MO+G taller de arquitectura, © Miguel Valverde Hernández / Fabrica de Arquitectura
© Miguel Valverde Hernández / Fabrica de Arquitectura

© Helmer Murayama Caro / Fabrica de Arquitectura © Miguel Valverde Hernández / Fabrica de Arquitectura © Helmer Murayama Caro / Fabrica de Arquitectura © Miguel Valverde Hernández / Fabrica de Arquitectura +35

A Day at Stanford With Rem Koolhaas

00:00 - 3 January, 2015
A Day at Stanford With Rem Koolhaas, Courtesy of Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture, and Design, via Flickr
Courtesy of Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture, and Design, via Flickr

Delving deeper into his recent engagement with smart cities, earlier this year Rem Koolhaas took a trip to California to visit the technology companies of Silicon Valley. While he was there, he managed to find time for a brief visit to Stanford University's School of Architecture, leading to this engaging profile by Pooja Bhatia for OZY; replete with snappy one-liners such as “So, what are you disrupting?” from the man who is notoriously difficult to get along with, the article offers an interesting insight into Koolhaas' ideas, both past and present. Read the article in full here.

Liget Budapest Awards Third Place to LEAD's Blue Tiled Museums

01:00 - 3 January, 2015
Liget Budapest Awards Third Place to LEAD's Blue Tiled Museums, Street View. Image © LEAD
Street View. Image © LEAD

Taking home third place in the Liget Budapest competition, the Laboratory for Explorative Architecture and Design (LEAD) has proposed a colorful design for Budapest’s new photography and architecture museums. A stunning shade of blue, the undulating buildings will mark the entrance to Budapest City Park, and provide a new cultural hotspot for Hungary’s capital city. Learn more about them, after the break.

Aerial View. Image © LEAD Library- Museum of Architecture. Image © LEAD Roof View- Photo Museum. Image © LEAD Park VIew. Image © LEAD +55

Social Maps Could Potentially Shape Future City Planning

00:00 - 3 January, 2015

What is a city? To technologist Dave Troy, a “city is the sum of the relationships of the people that live there.” By mapping the interests of dwellers in some of the world’s most populated cities by looking at what they share online, Troy has generated a new and incredibly detailed way to view a city’s diversity beyond race. This rich data, as Troy believes, provides a real opportunity to design cities that are truly desired. 

Apartment at Paulicéia Building / JPG.ARQ

01:00 - 3 January, 2015
© Fernando Stankuns
© Fernando Stankuns
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida Paulista, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Design Team

    José Paulo Gouvêa, Giovanni Meirelles, Thaís Marcussi
  • Lighting

    Luciana Yamamura e Ricardo Heder (Reka)
  • Area

    90.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Fernando Stankuns © Fernando Stankuns © Fernando Stankuns © Fernando Stankuns +37

How a Le Corbusier Design Helped Define the Architecture of Southern California

00:00 - 3 January, 2015
How a Le Corbusier Design Helped Define the Architecture of Southern California, © Elizabeth Daniels
© Elizabeth Daniels

We all know that in architecture, few things are truly original. Architects take inspiration from all around them, often taking ideas from the designs of others to reinterpret them in their own work. However, it's more rare that a single architectural element can be borrowed to define the style of an entire region. As uncovered in this article, originally published by Curbed as "Le Corbusier's Forgotten Design: SoCal's Iconic Butterfly Roof," this is exactly what happened to Le Corbusier, who - despite only completing one building in the US - still had a significant impact on the appearance of the West Coast.

Atop thousands of homes in the warm western regions of the United States are roofs that turn the traditional housetop silhouette on its head. Two panels meet in the middle of the roofline and slope upward and outward, like butterfly wings in mid-flap. This similarity gave the "butterfly roof" its name, and it is a distinct feature of post-war American residential and commercial architecture. In Hawaii, Southern California, and other sun-drenched places, the butterfly roofs made way for high windows that let in natural light. Homes topped with butterfly roofs seemed larger and more inviting.

Credit for the butterfly roof design often goes to architect William Krisel. He began building single-family homes with butterfly rooflines for the Alexander Construction Company, a father-son development team, in Palm Springs, California, in 1957. The Alexander Construction Company, mostly using Krisel's designs, built over 2,500 tract homes in the desert. These homes, and their roofs, shaped the desert community, and soon other architects and developers began building them, too—the popularity of Krisel's Palm Springs work led to commissions building over 30,000 homes in the Southland from San Diego to the San Fernando Valley.

Northwest Corner Building / Moneo Brock Studio

01:00 - 3 January, 2015
Northwest Corner Building / Moneo Brock Studio, © Michael Moran
© Michael Moran

© Michael Moran © Michael Moran © Michael Moran © Michael Moran +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Broadway y 120th Streett, New York, NY 10010, United States
  • Design Architect

    Rafael Moneo Valles Arquitecto, Belen Moneo and Jeff Brock
  • Moneo Brock Studio project team

    Benjamin Llana, Spencer Leaf, Andrés Barron
  • Associate Architect

    Davis Brody Bond, New York, NY, U.S.A. William Paxson, Partner-in-Charge
  • DBBA project team

    Mayine Lynn Yu, David Haft, Fernando Hausch-Fen, Gene Sparling, Mario Samara, Clover Linne, Dohhee Zhoung, Veronique Ross, y James Paxson
  • Project Management

    Columbia University Facilities – Capital Project Management
  • Area

    188000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Loft Vasco / ILLA

17:00 - 2 January, 2015
Loft Vasco / ILLA, © Marcelo Donadussi
© Marcelo Donadussi

© Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Vasco da Gama, 1020, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Execution and Project

    ILLA
  • Area

    246.0 sqm
  • Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Rhode Island College Art Center / Schwartz-Silver

01:00 - 2 January, 2015
Rhode Island College Art Center / Schwartz-Silver, Courtesy of Schwartz-Silver
Courtesy of Schwartz-Silver

Courtesy of Schwartz-Silver Courtesy of Schwartz-Silver Courtesy of Schwartz-Silver Courtesy of Schwartz-Silver +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Providence, RI, United States
  • Executive Architect

    Design Partnership of Cambridge
  • Area

    54000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014