Schwäbisch Hall / Dan Pearlman

01:00 - 11 September, 2013
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© Die Photodesigner

Beaux Arts Ball 2013: –ism

00:00 - 11 September, 2013

In 1913, an art exhibition opened in New York City that shocked the country, shattered perceptions of beauty, and shifted the American cultural landscape forever. “The International Exhibition of Modern Art” became known simply and infamously as “The Armory Show,” after its venue­, the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue. It was a show of clashing and competing “–isms:” Cubism, Modernism, Realism, Futurism, Fauvism…

Orion Wageningen University / Ector Hoogstad Architecten

01:00 - 11 September, 2013
© Petra Appelhof
© Petra Appelhof
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bronland, Wageningen UR (University & Research centre), 6708WH Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Joost Ector, Max Pape, Stijn Rademakers, Lennaert van Capelleveen, Sander Visscher, Lesley Bijholt, Nejra Vaizovic, Rena Logara, Joost van der Linden, Arja Hoogstad, Sabine Alders, Luca Sandri, Maarten van Nierop, Damion Schwarzkachel
  • Area

    21030.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Petra Appelhof

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Borisov Football Stadium / OFIS Architects

01:00 - 11 September, 2013
Courtesy of OFIS Architects
Courtesy of OFIS Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Barysaw, Belarus
  • Architects in Charge

    Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik
  • Project Team

    Rok Gerbec, Janez Martincic, Andrej Gregoric, Konstantine Bogoslavsky, Janja Del Linz, Katja Aljaz, Ana Kosi, Ieva Cicenaite, Grzegorz Ostrowski, Filip Knapczyk, Sergio Silva Santos, Lorna jackson, Patrycja Majewska, Rita Dolmany, Dusan Chobor
  • Area

    6108.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of OFIS Architects, Rok Gerbec

© Rok Gerbec © Rok Gerbec Courtesy of OFIS Architects Courtesy of OFIS Architects +28

André Balazs Tapped to Transform JFK’s Historic TWA Terminal

00:00 - 11 September, 2013
AD Classics: TWA Terminal / Eero Saarinen. Image © nyc-architecture.com
AD Classics: TWA Terminal / Eero Saarinen. Image © nyc-architecture.com

André Balazs, CEO of André Balazs Properties, has been tapped by Port Authority officials to redevelop the historic, Eero Saarinen-designed TWA terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Balazs will transform the terminal into the “Standard, Flight Center” hotel and conference center, equipped with food and beverage space, retail, a spa and fitness center, meeting facilities and a flight museum. 

In Progress: Tête de Pont en Bayona / Mateo Arquitectura

00:00 - 11 September, 2013
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bayonne, France
  • Arquitecto a Cargo

    Josep Lluís Mateo
  • Client

    Kaufman & Broad, Eiffage Immobilier y Agglomération Côte Basque-Adour-Mairie de Bayonne
  • Area

    70000.0 m2
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

Bentleigh Secondary College Meditation and Indigenous Cultural Centre / dwpIsuters

01:00 - 11 September, 2013
© Emma Cross
© Emma Cross
  • Architects

    dwpIsuters
  • Location

    Bentleigh East, Victoria, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Nick Cini
  • Project Team

    John Schout, Shea O’Donoghue
  • Area

    109.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Emma Cross © Emma Cross © Emma Cross © Emma Cross +14

Wren Residence / Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture

01:00 - 11 September, 2013
© Steven Begleiter
© Steven Begleiter

© Steven Begleiter © Steven Begleiter © Steven Begleiter © Steven Begleiter +31

The Indicator: Toward a New NCARB

00:00 - 11 September, 2013
Despite never formally becoming a licensed architect, Le Corbusier would for ever alter the profession with his writings (including "Towards a New Architecture") and designs. Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, c. 1950. Image © Sureh Sharma
Despite never formally becoming a licensed architect, Le Corbusier would for ever alter the profession with his writings (including "Towards a New Architecture") and designs. Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, c. 1950. Image © Sureh Sharma

A few days ago I took part in an AIA-organized Twitter discussion (#aiachat) focused on the subject of IDP, or what we here in the US call the Intern Development Program, administered by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). 

I periodically get sucked into these Twitter discussions when I’m busy procrastinating and not writing what I’m supposed to be writing. Call it a weakness for provocative questions thrown out on Twitter by faceless moderators: 

Q1: What advice do you have for interns getting started with IDP? 

Q2: Many states allow concurrent completion of IDP and ARE4. What are the benefits of participating in both at the same time?

Q3: What resources have you used to help navigate IDP?

And so forth. 

The discussion brought back painful memories of my own tortuous IDP experience. By the time we got to Q7 or Q8 I came to a conclusion: IDP needs to be radically overhauled and re-conceptualized.

Fall 2013 Public Programs at SCI-Arc

00:00 - 11 September, 2013

The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is pleased to announce its schedule of public lectures, discussions and exhibitions for Fall 2013, when the school welcomes an international roster of award-winning architects, urban historians, critics, writers, designers, and artists for programs that span from innovative theory to contemporary architecture and technical practice.

High School Crinkled Wall / Wiesflecker Architecture

01:00 - 11 September, 2013
© David Schreyer
© David Schreyer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kufstein, Austria
  • Artist (Crinkled Wall)

    Karl-Heinz Klopf
  • Planning team (Crinkled Wall)

    Karl-Heinz Klopf, Heinrich Kurz, Rita Duarte, Michael Kritzinger
  • Planning team

    Johannes Wiesflecker, Michael Kritzinger, Daniel Steindl, Jurgen Groener, Andrea Kammerlander
  • Client

    Big-Art
  • Area

    4080.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© David Schreyer © David Schreyer © David Schreyer © David Schreyer +16

The Cresta / Jonathan Segal FAIA

01:00 - 11 September, 2013
© Matthew Segal
© Matthew Segal
  • Architects

  • Location

    La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Project Managers

    Matthew Segal, Guillermo Tomaszewski
  • Engineer

    DCI Engineers
  • Area

    5300.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Matthew Segal

© Matthew Segal © Matthew Segal © Matthew Segal © Matthew Segal +30

Via 31 / Somdoon Architects Ltd

01:00 - 11 September, 2013
© W Workspace
© W Workspace
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Principal Architect

    Punpong Wiwatkul, Puiphai Khunawat
  • Project Team

    Supat Vongruttana, Piboon Amornjiraporn, Shalom Choong, Supachai Khiewngam, Rapeepun Thongprywong, Panit Limpiti
  • Interior Consultant

    Somdoon Architects Ltd
  • Landscape Consultant

    Shma Co.,Ltd
  • Structural Engineer

    Actec Co.,Ltd
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineer

    V.Group Engineer Co.,Ltd
  • Main Contractor

    Sansiri PCL
  • Area

    9682.75 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    W Workspace

© W Workspace © W Workspace © W Workspace © W Workspace +24

ARCHIPIX: 8-Bit Architects

01:00 - 11 September, 2013
ARCHIPIX (Less is pixel) by Federico Babina. Image © Federico Babina Architect
ARCHIPIX (Less is pixel) by Federico Babina. Image © Federico Babina Architect

Complicating is easy, simplifying is difficult. To simplify you have to remove, and to remove you have to know what to take away. The idea of this project, called ARCHIPIX (Less is Pixel) by Federico Babina Architect, is to represent the complexity of the forms and personalities through the simplicity of the pixel. Masters of modern architecture, paired with a building that represents their essence, often become desktop icons. A digital "pointillism" where the mouse replaces the brush. The pixel reappears and emphasizes the importance of the single dot, seen as something essential that in combination with other points form a more complex picture. A metaphor of architecture where every little detail is a key component of the whole mosaic.

What Does Being 'Green' Really Mean?

00:00 - 11 September, 2013
Rendering © Herzog & de Meuron. Image Courtesy of Perez Art Museum Miami
Rendering © Herzog & de Meuron. Image Courtesy of Perez Art Museum Miami

The term 'green' is notoriously difficult to define, and even more so when it comes to architecture. An often overused and fashionable way of describing (or selling) new projects, 'green' design seems to have permeated into every strand of the design and construction industries. Kaid Benfield (The Atlantic City) has put together a fascinating case study of a 1,700 dwelling housing estate near San Diego, challenging what is meant by a 'green' development in an attempt to understand the importance of location and transport (among other factors) in making a project truly environmentally sustainable. In a similar vein, Philip Nobel (The New York Times) explores how 'green' architecture is less about isolated structures and far more about "the larger systems in which they function". Read the full article from Kaid Benfield here, and Philip Nobel's full article here.

Marco Casagrande Wins European Prize for Architecture

00:00 - 11 September, 2013
SANDWORM / Marco Casagrande. Image © Nikita Wu
SANDWORM / Marco Casagrande. Image © Nikita Wu

Finnish architect Marco Casagrande of Casagrande Laboratory and WEAK! has been named as the recipient for the 2013 European Prize for Architecture. The annual award, presented by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, is known for honoring “rare architects who have demonstrated a significant contribution to humanity and to the built environment through the art of architecture.” 

“Casagrande is a model for today’s young design professional of what an architect should be: visionary, aesthetic, intellectual, and socially responsible,” stated Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, the Finnish Museum President of The Chicago Athenaeum.

The Photon Project launches at the London Design Festival

00:00 - 11 September, 2013
Courtesy of The Building Centre
Courtesy of The Building Centre

A large scale architectural installation, informative exhibition and free two day conference will take place at The Building Centre WC1 during the 2013 London Design Festival to launch a four year study into the effects of natural light.

Aeropolis / Iñaki Echeverría

01:00 - 10 September, 2013
Courtesy of Plastique Fantastique
Courtesy of Plastique Fantastique
  • Architects

  • Location

    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Project Team

    Marco Canevacci, Marco Barotti, Mirjam Dorsch, Sonia Garcia, Stephanie Grönnert, Antonia Joseph, Julia Lipinsky, Itxaso Markiegi, Manuela Milicia, Carsten Reith, Lorenzo Soldi, Markus Wüste, Yena Young
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Plastique Fantastique

Courtesy of Plastique Fantastique Courtesy of Plastique Fantastique Courtesy of Plastique Fantastique Courtesy of Plastique Fantastique +18