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House in Fontinha / Manuel Aires Mateus + SIA arquitectura

01:00 - 3 February, 2014
House in Fontinha / Manuel Aires Mateus + SIA arquitectura, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +63

House with a Large Hipped Roof / Naoi Architecture & Design Office

01:00 - 3 February, 2014
House with a Large Hipped Roof / Naoi Architecture & Design Office, © Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

© Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda +17

Seven Architects Transform London’s RA into Multi-Sensory Experience

00:00 - 3 February, 2014
Seven Architects Transform London’s RA into Multi-Sensory Experience, Installation (Blue Pavilion) by Pezo von Ellrichshausen. © Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2014. Photography: James Harris
Installation (Blue Pavilion) by Pezo von Ellrichshausen. © Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2014. Photography: James Harris

This past week London’s Royal Academy of Arts (RA) celebrated the opening of, what many claim to be, one of the most “epic” and “enchanting” exhibitions of 2014: Sensing Space: Architecture Reimagined. With a series of large scale installations by some of profession’s most acclaimed architects, such as Eduardo Souto de Moura, and Kengo Kuma, the immersive exhibition creates an atmosphere that encourages visitors to become part of the experience and open their minds to the sensory realm of architecture. 

"Architecture is so often the background to our lives," stated curator Kate Goodwin. "We often don't think about it - it's practical and functional, but when does it do something more?"

A preview of the installations, after the break.

Home and Studio / Juan Ignacio Castiello Arquitectos

01:00 - 3 February, 2014
Home and Studio / Juan Ignacio Castiello Arquitectos, © Mito Covarrubias
© Mito Covarrubias

© Mito Covarrubias © Mito Covarrubias © Mito Covarrubias © Mito Covarrubias +28

Monde & Medias / TVK - Trévelo & Viger-Kohler + NP2F

01:00 - 3 February, 2014
Monde & Medias / TVK - Trévelo & Viger-Kohler + NP2F, © Clément Guillaume
© Clément Guillaume

© Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume +16

House in Vincennes / AZC

01:00 - 3 February, 2014
House in Vincennes / AZC, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vincennes, France
  • Area

    220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +18

International Urban Design Ideas Competition - Trenčín – City on the River

01:00 - 3 February, 2014
International Urban Design Ideas Competition - Trenčín – City on the River

Trenčín is currently facing changes connected with the relocation of the railway track directly within the city centre as part of the modernisation of the European railway corridor, with planned completion in 2016.

Montrond-les-Bains Casino / DATA architectes

01:00 - 3 February, 2014
Montrond-les-Bains Casino  / DATA architectes, © Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas
  • Architects

  • Location

    Montrond-les-Bains, France
  • Design Team

    Léonard Lassagne, Colin Reynier, Eloïse Bosredon, Sylvia Bourgoin, David Lelong, Pierre Floch.
  • Local Architect

    ATLAS
  • Area

    4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas +16

The New York City Cantilever: If You Can’t Go Up, Go Out

00:00 - 3 February, 2014
The New York City Cantilever: If You Can’t Go Up, Go Out, 35XV Residences. Image Courtesy of FXFOWLE
35XV Residences. Image Courtesy of FXFOWLE

New York City’s notoriously space-hungry real estate market is converting the cantilever – perhaps made most famous in Frank Lloyd Wright’s floating Fallingwater residence of 1935 – from a mere move of architectural acrobatics to a profit-generating design feature. Driven by a “more is more” mantra, developers and architects are using cantilevers to extend the reach of a building, creating unique vistas and extended floor space in a market in which both are priced at sky-high premiums.

Wulumuqi Road Apartment / SKEW Collaborative

01:00 - 3 February, 2014
Wulumuqi Road Apartment / SKEW Collaborative, Courtesy of SKEW Collaborative
Courtesy of SKEW Collaborative
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Eunice Seng, H. Koon Wee, Darren Zhou
  • Design Team

    Zhao Wenju, Sam Cheng
  • Area

    110.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of SKEW Collaborative

Courtesy of SKEW Collaborative Courtesy of SKEW Collaborative Courtesy of SKEW Collaborative Courtesy of SKEW Collaborative +15

Balmain Houses / Benn & Penna Architects

01:00 - 3 February, 2014
© Katherine Lu
© Katherine Lu

© Tom Ferguson © Tom Ferguson © Tom Ferguson © Tom Ferguson +16

Frank Gehry Chosen to Design Berlin's Tallest Tower

00:00 - 3 February, 2014
Frank Gehry Chosen to Design Berlin's Tallest Tower, © Gehry Partners, Courtesy of Hines
© Gehry Partners, Courtesy of Hines

Gehry Partners has been selected over David Chipperfield, Adjaye Associates and seven other practices in an invited competition for a 300-unit residential tower in Berlin. The winning proposal, deemed “the most compelling” by jury for its rotating stacks of sculptural, stone-clad cubes that rise up to 150 meters, is expected to be Berlin’s tallest skyscraper and Germany’s tallest residential tower. 

“Gehry’s design is strong in visual expression and introduces an unusually eccentric, new pattern for this location. Nevertheless, the façade radiates agreeable tranquility. In addition, the design blends well with the neighborhood and conveys all aspects of metropolitan living,” commented Regula Lüscher, Senate Building Director.

Goodwood Residence / WOHA

01:00 - 3 February, 2014
Goodwood Residence / WOHA, © Patrick Bingham-Hall
© Patrick Bingham-Hall
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bukit Timah Road, Singapore
  • Architect in Charge

    Richard Hassell Wong Mun Summ
  • Design Team

    Pearl Chee, Alan Lau, Cheah Boon, Kwan Goh, Soon Kim, Hong Feng Lin, Kwong Lay Lay, Balaiyan Sivakumar, Shandy Loh, Anapat Chanadisai
  • Area

    69350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Patrick Bingham-Hall © Patrick Bingham-Hall © Patrick Bingham-Hall © Patrick Bingham-Hall +19

Call for Proposals: MANIFEST, Issue No. 2, "Kingdoms of God"

00:00 - 2 February, 2014
Call for Proposals: MANIFEST, Issue No. 2, "Kingdoms of God"

MANIFEST, an annual independent print journal on American architecture and urbanism, is requesting text, project, and photographic proposals for its second issue entitled, “Kingdoms of God.” Edited by Anthony Acciavatti, Justin Fowler, and Dan Handel, and supported in part by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, MANIFEST was founded to initiate a critical conversation about the state of American architecture, its cities, and its hinterland.

Refugee Housing Unit Selected as Finalist for World Design Impact Prize

00:00 - 2 February, 2014
 Refugee Housing Unit Selected as Finalist for World Design Impact Prize, RHU via World Design Impact
RHU via World Design Impact

An IKEA prototype for a modular “Refugee Housing Unit” has been selected as one of three finalists for the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design’s (Icsid) World Design Impact Prize 2014. The pilot project was lauded for providing a “temporary shelter in which facilitates ‘a feeling of normality’ for families living in refugee camps.” The project will be measured against a “BioLite HomeStove” and “ABC Syringe” before an overall prize winner is announced. You can learn more about the unit here and preview the competing innovations here

Katsutadai House / Yuko Nagayama & Associates

01:00 - 2 February, 2014
Katsutadai House / Yuko Nagayama & Associates, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano
  • Architects

  • Location

    Katsutadai, Yachiyo, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Yuko Nagayama , Yohei Kawashima
  • Area

    80.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano +15

Clearview Residence / Altius Architecture Inc

01:00 - 2 February, 2014
Clearview Residence / Altius Architecture Inc, © Jonathan Savoie
© Jonathan Savoie
  • Architects

  • Location

    Collingwood, ON, Canada
  • Architecture

    Graham Smith, Joe Knight
  • Lead Design Architect

    Graham Smith, Joe Knight
  • Engineer

    CUCCO engineering
  • Construction

    Valley View Construction
  • Interior Design

    Sarah Richardson Design Inc
  • Landscape

    John Lloyd & Associates
  • Area

    4500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Jonathan Savoie © Jonathan Savoie © Jonathan Savoie © Jonathan Savoie +17

Snøhetta Unveils Version 3.0 of San Francisco's Golden State Warriors’ Stadium

01:00 - 2 February, 2014
Snøhetta Unveils Version 3.0 of San Francisco's Golden State Warriors’ Stadium, Version 3.0: Arrival onto Pier; Rendering by steelblue. Image Courtesy of Snøhetta
Version 3.0: Arrival onto Pier; Rendering by steelblue. Image Courtesy of Snøhetta

Snøhetta has released an updated, more "slimmed-down" version of the Golden State Warriors’ Stadium, which is scheduled to debut on a preeminent San Francisco waterfront site for the 2017-18 NBA basketball season. Located on Piers 30-32, just walking distance from the downtown Financial District and easily accessed by a variety of public transportation, the revised design has shaved off over 30,000 square feet of the venue's total square footage and increased public open space to nearly 8 acres, 60 percent of the 13 acre site.