Hotel ICON / Rocco Design Architects

01:00 - 27 November, 2013
Hotel ICON / Rocco Design Architects, Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects
Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects

Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects +10

The Gherkin: How London’s Famous Tower Leveraged Risk and Became an Icon (Part 4)

01:00 - 26 November, 2013
The Gherkin: How London’s Famous Tower Leveraged Risk and Became an Icon (Part 4), Courtesy Jonathan Massey & Andrew Weigand
Courtesy Jonathan Massey & Andrew Weigand

This four part series (originally published on Aggregate’s website) examines the Gherkin, the London office tower designed by Foster + Partners, showing how the urban icon engaged and leveraged perceptions of risk. In part one, author Jonathan Massey introduced the concept of "risk design” to describe how the Gherkin’s design managed the risks posed by climate change, terrorism, and globalization. In parts two and three, Massey examined the building’s treatment of risks associated with climate change and terrorism. In this final installment, Massey concludes by addressing the building’s engagement with risks posed to the City of London by globalization. 

Unlike New York and other cities in which zoning codes entitle landowners to some kinds of development “as of right,” the City of London regulates property development through case-by-case review by planning officers, who judge how well the proposed construction conforms to City-wide plans and guidelines regarding factors such as building height, development density, access to transit, and impact on views and the visual character of the area. In order to develop the Gherkin, the property owners and Swiss Re had to secure planning consent from the City Corporation through its chief planning officer, Peter Wynne Rees. The review and permitting process that culminated in the granting of planning consent in August 2000 spanned the planning office as well as the market, the courts, and the press. Rees brokered a multilateral negotiation so intensive that we could almost say the building was designed by bureaucracy. Part of that negotiation entailed imagining and staging risk: climate risk, terrorism risk, and, especially, the financial risks associated with globalization.

Round Up: Ingenious Interiors

00:00 - 26 November, 2013
Cinema Center in Matadero de Legazpi / ch+qs arquitectos. Image ©  FG+SG
Cinema Center in Matadero de Legazpi / ch+qs arquitectos. Image © FG+SG

The winners of the 2013 Interior Design Excellence Awards and the Great Indoors Awards have been announced, showcasing an innovative range of projects from around the world. We've rounded up some of the best of these award-winning interiors just for you, including: the origami-inspired, timber battens of Assemble Studio; the fantastic basketry of the Cinema Center in Matadero de Legazpi, by Churtichaga & Quadra Salcedo Architects; OHLAB's golden Relojería Alemana; El Equipo Creativo's PAKTA Restaurant of looms; and Breathe Architecture's rebellious metallic and wooden Captain Melville. Enjoy!

Coach-house reconstruction of Rietavas manor / AKETURI ARCHITEKTAI

01:00 - 26 November, 2013
Coach-house reconstruction of Rietavas manor / AKETURI ARCHITEKTAI, © Norbert Tukaj
© Norbert Tukaj
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rietavas, Lithuania
  • Project Architects

    Milda Rekevičienė, Alda Tilvikaitė, Lukas Rekevičius
  • Area

    1800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Norbert Tukaj © Norbert Tukaj © Norbert Tukaj © Norbert Tukaj +23

Exhibition: Melbourne Now

00:00 - 26 November, 2013
Exhibition: Melbourne Now

Melbourne Now celebrates the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice to reflect the complex creative landscape of Melbourne.

ARCHICINE: Illustrations of Architecture in Film

01:00 - 26 November, 2013
The Big Lebowski. Directed by Joel Coen. Image Courtesy of Federico Babina
The Big Lebowski. Directed by Joel Coen. Image Courtesy of Federico Babina

Federico Babina, the mastermind behind ARCHI-PIX (Parts One and Two) has come up with  a fun new series  - ARCHICINE - representing iconic works of architecture that have played protagonists on film. We've rounded up all the illustrations -check them out after the break!

Mon Oncle. Directed Jacques Tati. Image Courtesy of Federico Babina The Incredibles. Directed by Brad Bird. Image Courtesy of Federico Babina Star Wars. Directed by George Lucas. Image Courtesy of Federico Babina  Body Double. Directed by Brian De Palma . Image Courtesy of Federico Babina +17

Elevated Park Planned for World Trade Center

00:00 - 26 November, 2013
Elevated Park Planned for World Trade Center, Early Schematic Rendering of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and Liberty Park. Image Courtesy of Tribeca Citizen
Early Schematic Rendering of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and Liberty Park. Image Courtesy of Tribeca Citizen

The World Trade Center’s “best-kept secret” has been revealed. As reported by the New York Times, the Port Authority released details on what will be “Liberty Park,” an acre-sized, elevated park lifted 25 feet above Liberty Street on the WTC site. Planned for completion in 2015, the $50 million landscaped terrace will connect the financial district with Battery Park City, while providing a panoramic view of the National September 11 Memorial and serving as a forecourt for the new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. More information on Liberty Park can be found here

Hanegi Shrine Gathering Place / Ishda Architects + Openvision

01:00 - 26 November, 2013
Hanegi Shrine Gathering Place / Ishda Architects + Openvision, © Jun Kumagai
© Jun Kumagai
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hanegi, Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Mamiko Ishida, Sachiko Tanaka
  • Structural Engineer

    Mikio Koshihara
  • Area

    940.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Jun Kumagai © Jun Kumagai © Jun Kumagai © Jun Kumagai +25

Casa del Bosque / Taller|A arquitectos

01:00 - 26 November, 2013
Casa del Bosque / Taller|A arquitectos, © Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Dante Di Lorenzo
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa +23

Three Cusps Chalet / Tiago do Vale Arquitectos

01:00 - 26 November, 2013
© João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +45

Museum Luthers Sterbehaus / VON M

01:00 - 26 November, 2013
Museum Luthers Sterbehaus / VON M, © Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vikariatsgasse 7, 06295 Eisleben, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Myriam Kunz, Dennis Mueller, Matthias Siegert
  • Collaborators

    Silke Hänssler, Christoph Patzelt, Grit Ruschinzik, Silke Schreier, Sabrina Fliegerbauer, Kristin Weinrich, Antonia Blaer, Charlotte Eller
  • Site Management

    agn
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Dennis Mueller © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun +23

Vivienda Estaca de Bares / OCO_STUDIO

01:00 - 26 November, 2013
Vivienda Estaca de Bares / OCO_STUDIO, © Héctor Santos-Díez
© Héctor Santos-Díez
  • Architects

  • Location

    15337 O Porto de Bares, A Coruña, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Marcos Álvarez Montes
  • Design Team

    Moriyón Romero
  • Tecnic Architect

    Luis Torrente
  • Area

    216.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Héctor Santos-Díez © Héctor Santos-Díez © Héctor Santos-Díez © Héctor Santos-Díez +26

Appleton Living / Minarc

01:00 - 26 November, 2013
Appleton Living / Minarc, © Art Gray
© Art Gray
  • Architects

  • Location

    Venice, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Design Team

    Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Art Gray © Art Gray © Art Gray © Art Gray +14

2013 Hong Kong Biennale, UABB (Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism /Architecture)

00:00 - 26 November, 2013
2013 Hong Kong Biennale, UABB (Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism /Architecture)

Now in its 5th edition, the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture (UABB) is the only biennial exhibition in the world to be based exclusively on the themes of urbanism and urbanization. The Biennale is co-organized by Shenzhen and Hong Kong, two of the most intensely urban cities in the world, where political and economical contexts have shaped unique urban dynamics. 

The Hong Kong Biennale is led by Chief Curator Prof. Colin Fournier along with Joshua Lau and Allen Poon of TETRA and Travis Bunt and Tat Lam of URBANUS. As reported earlier, the Shenzhen edition will be curated by Ole Bouman and Team Li Xiangning + Jeffrey Johnson.

As Asia’s leading architecture, design and planning event, it will exhibit work by leading international and local design professionals and engage in a three month cultural dialogue that will include satellite exhibitions, performances, fi lm screenings, forums, workshops, guided tours and lectures.

The Biennale "will be informed by the singularity of Hong Kong but it will not be primarily about Hong Kong, just as the Venice Biennale is not about Venice: it will be about the cities of the world, making use of the unique bi-city setting of the Biennale as a platform to address global issues in a visionary and critical way."

ArchDaily will be present at the opening of the Shenzhen edition to bring you all the insights of the event.

Curatorial statement below:

Frank Gehry to Submit Grand Avenue Vision to L.A. City Officials

00:00 - 26 November, 2013
Frank Gehry to Submit Grand Avenue Vision to L.A. City Officials, First images released of Gehry’s Grand Avenue scheme for Los Angeles.. Image
First images released of Gehry’s Grand Avenue scheme for Los Angeles.. Image

After reviewing proposals from a selection of other firms, Related Companies has chosen to move forward with Frank Gehry’s Grand Avenue vision for Los Angeles. The design, which abandons the fluid forms of Gehry’s original scheme, has been described by critic Christopher Hawthorne as “significantly more exuberant and suggestive of L.A. culture” than Gensler and Robert A.M. Stern Architects’ recently rejected proposal

III Moscow Urban Forum - “Megacities: Success Beyond the Centre”

00:00 - 26 November, 2013
III Moscow Urban Forum - “Megacities: Success Beyond the Centre”

Moscow Urban Forum is an international conference on city planning, urban development and related subjects. The Forum has been held annually in Moscow since 2011 with the support of the Moscow Government, and with the Urban Land Institute as international partner. Moscow Urban Forum is a platform for an exchange of ideas where the heads of the largest cities in Russia and the world have an opportunity to discuss topics and projects of concern with the representatives of the international expert community. 

San Francisco Loft / LINEOFFICE Architecture

01:00 - 26 November, 2013
San Francisco Loft / LINEOFFICE Architecture, © Joe Fletcher
© Joe Fletcher

© Joe Fletcher © Joe Fletcher © Joe Fletcher © Joe Fletcher +25

2226 / be baumschlager eberle

01:00 - 26 November, 2013
2226 / be baumschlager eberle, © Eduard Hueber
© Eduard Hueber
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lustenau, Austria
  • Project Architect

    Jürgen Stoppel
  • Assistance

    Hugo Herrera Pianno, Markus Altmann
  • Structural Engineer

    Mader &Flatz
  • Light Planning

    Ingo Maurer
  • Energy Optimization

    PhD. Lars Junghans
  • Area

    13138.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Eduard Hueber © Eduard Hueber © Eduard Hueber © Eduard Hueber +20