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China Taiyuan Coal Transaction Center / 2A2 Design Department, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD)

01:00 - 27 January, 2014
© Yang ChaoYing
© Yang ChaoYing

© Yang ChaoYing © Yang ChaoYing © Yang ChaoYing © Yang ChaoYing +28

AA Visiting School: Tehran - The Third Place-Urban Machines

01:00 - 27 January, 2014
AA Visiting School: Tehran - The Third Place-Urban Machines, © AA Visiting School
© AA Visiting School

Tehran, Iran’s capital, ranks among the world’s fast-growing cities. In the early 1940s, Tehran’s population was about 700,000. By 1966, it had risen to 3 million and by 1986 to 6 million. Today, the metropolitan area has more than 10 million residents. This explosive growth has had environmental and public health consequences, including air, water pollution and the loss of arable land and public realm. The ever increasing land value makes developments and the replacement of urban open space and easy choice. With the disappearance of open public plaza, by traffic islands and motorways the predominant public space left in the city is its many traffic arteries.

With a young population and the Cars as the main mode of transport in the city, the many highways of Tehran come to a grinding halt during rush hour.

Renovation of the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art / Smiljan Radic

01:00 - 27 January, 2014
Renovation of the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art / Smiljan Radic, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh
  • Architects

  • Location

    Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino - Bandera 361, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Smiljan Radic
  • Project Area

    1300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Nico Saieh, Cortesia de SUMO Museografía

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh Courtesy of SUMO Museografía +37

Student Activity Center at Bangkok University / Supermachine Studio

01:00 - 27 January, 2014
Student Activity Center at Bangkok University / Supermachine Studio, © Wison Tungthunya
© Wison Tungthunya
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bangkok University, 9/1 Phaholyothin Road, Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand
  • Design Team

    Pitupong Chaowakul with Jetsada Phongwasin, Theerayut Somtua, May Monthakarn, Mix Archawin
  • Area

    2200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya +23

Topolopompo Fire Kitchen / Baranowitz Kronenberg Architecture Ltd

01:00 - 27 January, 2014
Topolopompo Fire Kitchen / Baranowitz Kronenberg Architecture Ltd, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +22

Your Rainbow Panorama / Studio Olafur Eliasson

01:00 - 27 January, 2014
Your Rainbow Panorama / Studio Olafur Eliasson, Courtesy of Studio Olafur Eliasson
Courtesy of Studio Olafur Eliasson

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Sonoma Vineyard Estate / Aidlin Darling Design

01:00 - 27 January, 2014
Sonoma Vineyard Estate / Aidlin Darling Design, © John Sutton
© John Sutton
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sonoma Mountain, California 94954, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Joshua Aidlin, David Darling, Peter Larsen
  • Design Team

    Susan Barnes, Kent Chiang, Brent Grubb, Ross Dugan
  • Landscape Architects

    MFLA - Marta Fry Landscape Associates
  • Principal Project Designer

    Marta Fry
  • Area

    18000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

© Ben Tanner © John Sutton © Matthew Millman © John Sutton +11

Global Marketing Corp. Headquarters / D4 Arquitectos

01:00 - 27 January, 2014
Courtesy of D4 Arquitectos
Courtesy of D4 Arquitectos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Salamanca, Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photography

    Courtesy of D4 Arquitectos

Courtesy of D4 Arquitectos Courtesy of D4 Arquitectos Courtesy of D4 Arquitectos Courtesy of D4 Arquitectos +51

12.20 House / Alex Nogueira

01:00 - 27 January, 2014
12.20 House / Alex Nogueira, © André Barbosa
© André Barbosa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Campo Grande - Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
  • Project Team

    Anderson Katsushi Watabe, Eliseu Cordeiro Nicolini Junior
  • Project Area

    45.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© André Barbosa © André Barbosa © André Barbosa © André Barbosa +24

Tang House / 4site Architecture

01:00 - 27 January, 2014
© Kevin Hui
© Kevin Hui
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carlton, Australia
  • Design Team

    Kevin Hui, Gabriel Poulton
  • Area

    75.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Kevin Hui © Kevin Hui © Kevin Hui © Kevin Hui +30

Light Matters: 7 Ways Daylight Can Make Design More Sustainable

00:00 - 27 January, 2014
Light Matters: 7 Ways Daylight Can Make Design More Sustainable, Kaap Skil, Maritime and Beachcombers’ Museum, Winner of the Daylight Award 2012. Image Courtesy of Mecanoo Architecten
Kaap Skil, Maritime and Beachcombers’ Museum, Winner of the Daylight Award 2012. Image Courtesy of Mecanoo Architecten

Daylight is a highly cost-effective means of reducing the energy for electrical lighting and cooling. But architectural education often reduces the aspect of daylight to eye-catching effects on facades and scarcely discusses its potential effects - not just on cost, but on health, well-being and energy.

This Light Matters will explore the often unexplored aspects of daylight and introduce key strategies for you to better incorporate daylight into design: from optimizing building orientations to choosing interior surface qualities that achieve the right reflectance. These steps can significantly reduce your investment as well as operating costs. And while these strategies will certainly catch the interest of economically orientated clients, you will soon discover that daylight can do so much more.

More Light Matters with daylight, after the break…

Soil Centre Copenhagen / Christensen & Co

01:00 - 27 January, 2014
© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

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BIG Unveils “Honeycomb” Condominium for Bahamas Resort

01:00 - 27 January, 2014
BIG Unveils “Honeycomb” Condominium for Bahamas Resort, © BIG
© BIG

BIG has released plans, alongside collaborators HKS and Michael Diggiss Architects, of a luxury, mid-rise condominium at the Albany Bahamas resort. Located on the south coast of New Providence Island, “The Honeycomb” will offer 34, 3,000 to 8,000 square foot apartments, each complete with a private outdoor pool and summer kitchen integrated into the structure’s hexagonal-shaped facade. 

Garage Of The Bears / Openbox Architects

01:00 - 26 January, 2014
Garage Of The Bears / Openbox Architects, © Wison Tungthanya
© Wison Tungthanya

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New Wave Architecture Designs Rock Gym for Polur

01:00 - 26 January, 2014
New Wave Architecture Designs Rock Gym for Polur, © New Wave Architecture
© New Wave Architecture

In response to the climbing potential of Polur, Iran, New Wave Architecture has designed a new rock climbing hall within the rocky lands of Mazandaran. Overlooking the country’s highest peak, the “fragmented mass” invites nature and landscape to “visually creep into the building” to offer daylight and establish a strong connection between climbers and the surrounding landscape. 

Utah to Eliminate Homelessness With Entirely Logical Solution

00:00 - 26 January, 2014
Utah to Eliminate Homelessness With Entirely Logical Solution, ELEMENTAL has developed a system in which half of each building would be constructed in a first phase – and the other half in a later second phase: allowing residents to incrementally invest in their own homes, made possible through public funding. Image Courtesy of ELEMENTAL
ELEMENTAL has developed a system in which half of each building would be constructed in a first phase – and the other half in a later second phase: allowing residents to incrementally invest in their own homes, made possible through public funding. Image Courtesy of ELEMENTAL

Despite rising poverty across the US, homelessness has decreased 69% in Utah over the past five years and is even expected to be eliminated this year, the Huffington Post reports. How has Utah found such success? By giving the homeless homes. While the answer may seem obvious, Utah is breaking ground with its Housing Works program, which gives the homeless affordable and permanent apartments on just one condition: that they be "good stewards." 

Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata Discovery & Visitor Centre / bisson, charron architectes

01:00 - 26 January, 2014
Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata Discovery & Visitor Centre  / bisson, charron architectes , © Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau
  • Architects

  • Location

    Parc National du Lac-Témiscouata (secteur Montagnais), 750 Route 295, Degelis, QC G0L 1V0, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Carl Charron, architect associate, Jonathan Bisson, architect
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Stéphane Groleau  © Stéphane Groleau  © Stéphane Groleau  © Stéphane Groleau  +17

How to Preserve Post-War Modernism

01:00 - 26 January, 2014
How to Preserve Post-War Modernism, The first worship service in the sanctuary of the Eero Saarinen-designed North Christian Church in Columbus, Ind., was held on March 8, 1964. Image © Flickr CC User the.urbanophile
The first worship service in the sanctuary of the Eero Saarinen-designed North Christian Church in Columbus, Ind., was held on March 8, 1964. Image © Flickr CC User the.urbanophile

This article by Carlos Harrison appeared in Preservation Magazine as Reinvention Reinvented: Hope for Modernism, and discusses the issues surrounding the (increasingly popular) drive to preserve post-war modernism, including what we can learn from past successes and failures, and what it takes to preserve different types and styles of building. 

Columbus, Indiana, is something of a modern marvel. It boasts more than 70 buildings by some of the architecture world’s greats, including titans of Modernism such as Eero Saarinen, I.M. Pei, and Richard Meier. Schools, churches, a library, a post office, and even a fire station stand as examples of the distinctively diverse architectural styles spanning the decades from World War II through Vietnam.

Crisp lines, sharp angles, connected like Lego blocks. Nearby: a 192-foot spire aims toward the heavens like a laser.

Read on after the break for more about preserving modernism