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Earthquakes - How Well Are We Prepared?

00:00 - 22 March, 2014
Earthquakes - How Well Are We Prepared?, CCTV / OMA - © Frank P. Palmer. Image Courtesy of AIA New York Chapter / Organizing Team
CCTV / OMA - © Frank P. Palmer. Image Courtesy of AIA New York Chapter / Organizing Team

In a symposium at the AIA New York Chapter, seismologists, earthquake engineers, seismic code experts, emergency response managers, and architects conversant in seismic design will assemble for a conversation on available technologies and testing capabilities that, surprisingly, are located in New York State. They will "clarify the evolving role of design professionals, the building industry, and municipal and federal agencies in safeguarding our local communities", as well as "educate the audience about the earthquakes, subsurface conditions, and construction approaches."

Extension and renovation in Portobello / Donal Colfer Architects

01:00 - 22 March, 2014
Extension and renovation in Portobello / Donal Colfer Architects, © Alice Clancy
© Alice Clancy
  • Architects

  • Location

    Portobello, Co. Dublin, Ireland
  • Architect in Charge

    Donal Colfer, Kevin Kelly
  • Area

    110.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy +14

Open Eye Gallery / RCKa

01:00 - 22 March, 2014
Open Eye Gallery / RCKa, © Mark Reeves
© Mark Reeves
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mann Island, Liverpool, Merseyside L3, United Kingdom
  • Design Team

    Tim Riley, Tim O'Callaghan
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Mark Reeves, Mark McNulty, Courtesy of RCKa

© Mark McNulty © Mark Reeves © Mark Reeves Courtesy of RCKa +10

House I / Stephan Maria Lang

01:00 - 22 March, 2014
House I / Stephan Maria Lang, © Hans Kreye
© Hans Kreye

© Hans Kreye © Hans Kreye © Hans Kreye © Hans Kreye +13

Non-Stick PAMM

00:00 - 22 March, 2014
Non-Stick PAMM, Perez Art Museum Miami / Herzog and de Meuron. Image © Paul Clemence
Perez Art Museum Miami / Herzog and de Meuron. Image © Paul Clemence

Rio de Janeiro-based writer Robert Landon has shared with us his experience exploring Herzog and de Meuron's Perez Art Museum Miami.

I am standing with Christine Binswanger, senior partner of Herzog & de Meuron, a few hours before the Perez Art Museum Miami opens it doors to the public for the first time. All around us, construction workers are making last minute adjustments, while troublesome clusters of VIPs take their first peak into the museum's airy, austere galleries. The excitement is palpable.

And yet I can't unpeel my eyes from the huge, hurricane-proof window before us. They offer enormous views of resplendent Biscayne Bay and the six-lane, 5.6km Macarthur Causeway that crosses it. Throbbing with traffic, the causeway is the kind of thing that, I imagine, people come to museums to forget. So I ask Binswanger, the museum's project architect, how her team approached this design problem.

"Problem? What problem?" says Binswanger. "That is what Miami is about. Anyway, I find it beautiful. Don't you?"

Suddenly I do. Or at least I find beautiful the building's wide-open embrace of Miami, causeways and all. And I suspect that this visual (and programmatic) permeability to the city's realities—natural and manmade—will define PAMM's institutional success.

National Stadium Aquatics Center / Iglesis Prat Arquitectos

01:00 - 22 March, 2014
National Stadium Aquatics Center / Iglesis Prat Arquitectos, © Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán
© Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán
  • Architects

  • Location

    Estadio Nacional - Avenida Grecia 2001, Ñuñoa 02, Santiago, Chile
  • Project Architect

    Jorge Iglesis
  • Project Area

    6839.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán

© Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán © Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán © Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán © Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán +15

CEBRA’s Plug‘n Play Arena Advocates Flexibility in Denmark

01:00 - 22 March, 2014
CEBRA’s Plug‘n Play Arena Advocates Flexibility in Denmark, Cafe. Image Courtesy of CEBRA
Cafe. Image Courtesy of CEBRA

CEBRA's "Melting Pot," a multipurpose sports complex conceptualized and shortlisted in an invited competition for Randers, proposes a carefully integrated plug‘n play arena at the edge of the city where the urban, suburban, and natural environment coalesce as a dynamic community focal point.

Jesolo Lido Pool Villa / JM Architecture

01:00 - 21 March, 2014
Jesolo Lido Pool Villa / JM Architecture, © Jacopo Mascheroni
© Jacopo Mascheroni
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lido Venice, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Jacopo Mascheroni
  • Project Manager

    Diego Magrì
  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jacopo Mascheroni © Jacopo Mascheroni © Jacopo Mascheroni © Jacopo Mascheroni +21

Bahnhofplatz Aachen / HH+F Architekten Hentrup Heyes + Fuhrmann

01:00 - 21 March, 2014
Bahnhofplatz Aachen / HH+F Architekten Hentrup Heyes + Fuhrmann, Courtesy of HH+F Architekten Hentrup Heyes + Fuhrmann
Courtesy of HH+F Architekten Hentrup Heyes + Fuhrmann

© Jörg Hempel Photodesign © Kai Kasugai © Kai Kasugai © Kai Kasugai +16

Rice Selects Diller Scofidio & Renfro to Design Opera House

00:00 - 21 March, 2014
Rice Selects Diller Scofidio & Renfro to Design Opera House, Alice Tully Hall Lincoln Center / Diller Scofidio + Renfro Architects with FXFOWLE (Click image for more). Image © Iwan Baan
Alice Tully Hall Lincoln Center / Diller Scofidio + Renfro Architects with FXFOWLE (Click image for more). Image © Iwan Baan

Rice University has commissioned Diller Scofidio & Renfro to transform an existing parking lot between Alice Pratt Brown Hall, the home of Rice's Shepherd School of Music, and Rice Stadium into a 600-seat opera theater. Charles Renfro, a 1989 Rice graduate and the project’s lead architect, stated: "It feels really natural in a lot of ways to be returning to campus, a place I've spent so much time and love so much." Completion is scheduled for 2018. 

TED Talk: How Architectural Innovations Migrate Across Borders / Teddy Cruz

00:00 - 21 March, 2014

In this TED talk, architect and urbanist Teddy Cruz urges us to rethink urban growth. Sharing lessons from the slums of Tijuana, Cruz denounces the “stupid” and consumption-driven ways in which our cities have been expanding and declares that the future depends on the reorganization of social economic relations. 

Rue des Poissonniers Housing / MAAST

01:00 - 21 March, 2014
Rue des Poissonniers Housing / MAAST, © Cecile Septet
© Cecile Septet
  • Architects

  • Location

    18th arrondissement of Paris, Paris, France
  • Architect in Charge

    François Marzelle, Isabelle Manescau
  • Project managers

    Arnaud Boyer, Philippe Rivat
  • Area

    495.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Cecile Septet © Cecile Septet © Cecile Septet © Cecile Septet +14

Lava House / Paul Weiner | DesignBuild Collaborative

01:00 - 21 March, 2014
Lava House / Paul Weiner | DesignBuild Collaborative, © Liam Frederick Photography
© Liam Frederick Photography

© Liam Frederick Photography © Liam Frederick Photography © Liam Frederick Photography © Liam Frederick Photography +36

Shanghai Futures Exchange Data Processing Center / Silvio d´Ascia

01:00 - 21 March, 2014
Shanghai Futures Exchange Data Processing Center / Silvio d´Ascia, Courtesy of Tristan Chapuis and Silvio d’Ascia
Courtesy of Tristan Chapuis and Silvio d’Ascia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

    Silvio d’Ascia Architecture with (avec) AREP
  • Area

    94000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Tristan Chapuis and Silvio d’Ascia

Courtesy of Tristan Chapuis and Silvio d’Ascia Courtesy of Tristan Chapuis and Silvio d’Ascia Courtesy of Tristan Chapuis and Silvio d’Ascia Courtesy of Tristan Chapuis and Silvio d’Ascia +18

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00:00 - 21 March, 2014
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Melnikov House Listed As Cultural Heritage Site

00:00 - 21 March, 2014
Melnikov House Listed As Cultural Heritage Site, © ArchDaily instagram user, dbasulto
© ArchDaily instagram user, dbasulto

UPDATE: The ArchCouncil of Moscow reports that the Melnikov House has been listed as a cultural heritage site of federal value, an important step in its conservation. The following article first appeared on ArchDaily on April 23rd, 2013. 

Peter Eisenman, Steven Holl, and Rem Koolhaas are among the many architects who have signed a letter pleading for the preservation of one of Konstantin Melnikov’s greatest works, the Melnikov House. As we reported in December of 2012, the Melnikov’s house 83-year old foundations have weakened considerably since the onset of neighboring construction. Unfortunately, the situation has only worsened “significantly” over the last few months. 

Read more about the state of the Melnikov House, and what architects are doing to try and prevent its deterioration, after the break...

Davis Brody Bond Releases New Details of the 9/11 Memorial Museum

01:00 - 21 March, 2014
Davis Brody Bond Releases New Details of the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Design Study for Foundation Hall featuring the Last Column. Image © Red Square Design
Design Study for Foundation Hall featuring the Last Column. Image © Red Square Design

With completion in sight (May 2014), Davis Brody Bond has released detailed information on the design of the subterranean 9/11 Memorial Museum in Manhattan. Located beneath the sculptural voids that form the 9/11 Memorial, the new museum has transformed a fixed set of geometric constraints into an emotional journey that gently descends visitors 70 feet below the ground level to the original foundations of the World Trade Center towers. 

Hackney Townhouse / ZCD Architects

01:00 - 21 March, 2014
Hackney Townhouse  / ZCD Architects, © Charles Hosea
© Charles Hosea

© Charles Hosea © Charles Hosea © Charles Hosea © Charles Hosea +21