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Waterfront Park Master Plan of the Busan North Port International Competition

01:00 - 22 April, 2014
Waterfront Park Master Plan of the Busan North Port International Competition

BPA (Busan Port Authority) has just announced an international competition for the Waterfront Park Master Plan of the Busan North Port, South Korea. The deadline for registration is June 10. To download all the necessary requirements to participate in the competition, please go to the official website.

The Indicator: The Intern Issue, Revisited

00:00 - 22 April, 2014
The Indicator: The Intern Issue, Revisited, One Workplace / Design Blitz. Image © Bruce Damonte
One Workplace / Design Blitz. Image © Bruce Damonte

Last year, I wrote about doing away with the title “intern,” saying the word “should be banished from the profession.” The post, titled, No More Interns, caused quite a flurry of responses, some quite angry, in fact. Some respondents defended the title, saying a title is just a title; others launched attacks against it, saying it connotes someone unskilled or untrained. 

For the record, I still think we should get rid of it — not simply because it is demeaning and diminishing to individuals who have gone through the rigorous educational stages of the profession, but because it makes the profession look antiquated. Think about where you find “intern” used today and what it generally implies: volunteer, unpaid/low-paid, student, temporary, trainee, to name a few. Imagine how clients from progressive business cultures view it. Also, from the standpoint of business, doesn’t it make sense that people would pay more for architecture not done by “interns”? I would pay more for “associates.” 

VIDEO: I LIKE Red

00:00 - 22 April, 2014

The Trust Declares Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion a “National Treasure”

00:00 - 22 April, 2014
The Trust Declares Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion a “National Treasure”, rSnapshotPhotos / Shutterstock.com
rSnapshotPhotos / Shutterstock.com

Philip Johnson’s “iconic” New York State Pavilion has been listed as a “National Treasure” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This designation, which was announced today at the 1964-65 World’s Fair’s 50th anniversary celebration in Queens, declares the pavilion a “historically, culturally and architecturally important site” and will help raise awareness and funding for its preservation. It is now one of just 44 national sites bearing this recognition.

“In the last 50 years, Flushing Meadows Corona Park has grown from the site of the World’s Fair to the home of the World’s Park,” said Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski. “As we celebrate this anniversary, it is just as important that we look to the next 50 years and plan for the Park’s future. I would like to thank the National Trust for Historic Preservation for honoring the New York State Pavilion as a ‘National Treasure’. This designation will highlight the importance of the Pavilion as a national icon, and help us to continue the conversation about how it can best serve Queens’ residents.”

Zaha Hadid Among 7 Shortlisted for “Design of the Year 2014”

00:00 - 22 April, 2014
Zaha Hadid Among 7 Shortlisted for “Design of the Year 2014”, Heydar Aliyev Center / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Iwan Baan
Heydar Aliyev Center / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Iwan Baan

Zaha Hadid’s Heydar Aliyev Center is among seven shortlisted designs being considered for this year’s Design of the Year award. As announced by London’s Design Museum, the undulating cultural center was pulled from 76 innovative nominations and placed first in the architecture category. The shortlisted proposals, ranging from a portable eye examination kit to Volkswagen’s XL1 CAR, will remain on view at the museum through August 25. A winner is expected to be announced June 30. 

LVC School / Nomena + Patricio Bryce

01:00 - 22 April, 2014
LVC School / Nomena + Patricio Bryce, © Juan Solano
© Juan Solano

© Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano +24

Pó House / Ricardo Silva Carvalho Arquitectos

01:00 - 22 April, 2014
Pó House  / Ricardo Silva Carvalho Arquitectos, © FG+SG - Fotografia de Arquitectura
© FG+SG - Fotografia de Arquitectura

© FG+SG - Fotografia de Arquitectura © FG+SG - Fotografia de Arquitectura © FG+SG - Fotografia de Arquitectura © FG+SG - Fotografia de Arquitectura +44

Pisek City Forest Administration / e-MRAK

01:00 - 22 April, 2014
Pisek City Forest Administration / e-MRAK, © Radka Ciglerova
© Radka Ciglerova

© Radka Ciglerova © Radka Ciglerova © Radka Ciglerova © Radka Ciglerova +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Flekačky 2623, Pisek, Czech Republic
  • Architect in Charge

    Martin Rajniš, Martin Kloda, David Kubík
  • Area

    598.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

3XN Beats Out OMA, Toyo Ito, Others to Design Olympic Headquarters in Lausanne

00:00 - 22 April, 2014
3XN Beats Out OMA, Toyo Ito, Others to Design Olympic Headquarters in Lausanne, Screenshot of the proposed site of the new IOC Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.. Image © Google Earth
Screenshot of the proposed site of the new IOC Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.. Image © Google Earth

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced 3XN as the winner of the competition to design the IOC's new headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. The decision to choose the Denmark-based firm over eleven other firms, including OMA, Toyo Ito, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), follows a unanimous recommendation by the IOC Architecture College.

The 14,000 square meter Headquarters will be part of a greater 'Olympic campus' of administrative buildings, located on a 24,000 square meter site on the banks of Lake Geneva.

The entire shortlist and more from 3XN, after the break...

Fall House / Fougeron Architecture

01:00 - 22 April, 2014
Fall House / Fougeron Architecture, © Joe Fletcher Photography
© Joe Fletcher Photography

© Joe Fletcher Photography © Joe Fletcher Photography © Joe Fletcher Photography © Joe Fletcher Photography +30

Archipielago House / Nomena

01:00 - 22 April, 2014
Archipielago House  / Nomena, © Juan Solano
© Juan Solano

© Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vichayito, Peru
  • Project Area

    350.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

KJ House / Nakahira Architects

01:00 - 22 April, 2014
KJ House  / Nakahira Architects, © Kei Sugino
© Kei Sugino

© Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Masaru Nakahira
  • Area

    80.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Garage CCC Education Center / FORM Bureau

01:00 - 22 April, 2014
© Asya Baranova
© Asya Baranova
  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia, 119049
  • Architects in Charge

    Olga Treiwas, Vera Odyn, Daria Sheina
  • Area

    1215.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Asya Baranova © Asya Baranova © Asya Baranova © Asya Baranova +30

AIA Names Top 10 Most Sustainable Projects in U.S.

01:00 - 22 April, 2014
AIA Names Top 10 Most Sustainable Projects in U.S., 
Sustainability Treehouse; Glen Jean, West Virginia / Mithun with BNIM © Joe Fletcher


Sustainability Treehouse; Glen Jean, West Virginia / Mithun with BNIM © Joe Fletcher


In honor of Earth Day, we have complied a preview of the top ten most sustainable exemplars of U.S. architecture selected by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE). Each project featured will be honored with a COTE Top Ten Award for “sustainable design excellence” at the 2014 National Convention in Chicago. View them all, after the break...

VIDEO: Light Installation Transforms Cylindrical Tower

00:00 - 22 April, 2014

The bowels of a Gasometer may be an unlikely place to stage a light installation, however, URBANSCREEN, a German projection company, has done just that. 320 Licht is a spectacle of light and sound within a cylindrical volume over 300 feet high. With the help of Epson Germany, URBANSCREEN was able to sync 21 separate projectors for a 22 minute loop, documenting the process in the amazing high-definition video above. Enjoy!

Urban Hive / ARCHIUM

01:00 - 22 April, 2014
© Park, Young-chae
© Park, Young-chae
  • Architects

  • Location

    476 Gangnam-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Kim In-cheurl
  • Area

    10166.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Park, Young-chae © Park, Young-chae © Park, Young-chae © Park, Young-chae +35

Meditech Medical Information Technology Computer Science Building I / Payette

01:00 - 22 April, 2014
Meditech Medical Information Technology Computer Science Building I / Payette, © Warren Jagger
© Warren Jagger

© Warren Jagger © Warren Jagger © Warren Jagger © Warren Jagger +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fall River, MA, United States
  • Area

    120000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

45º / TSC Architects

01:00 - 22 April, 2014
45º / TSC Architects, © Masato Kawano
© Masato Kawano

© Masato Kawano © Masato Kawano © Masato Kawano © Masato Kawano +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aichi, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Yoshiaki Tanaka
  • Area

    77.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs