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Santiago Calatrava Commissioned to Design His First Bridge in China

13:00 - 23 April, 2015
Santiago Calatrava Commissioned to Design His First Bridge in China, Rendering of Huashan. Image Courtesy of AECOM
Rendering of Huashan. Image Courtesy of AECOM

The Hubei United Investment Group (HUIG) has commissioned Santiago Calatrava to design three major highway and pedestrian bridges in the AECOM-masterplanned city of Huashan, 12 miles east of downtown Wuhan. The bridges will be Calatrava's first project in China. They will span a new man-made canal that bisects Huashan's urban center and connects two lakes that feed the Yangtze River. 

“It gives me great personal satisfaction and represents a grand challenge that I face with great enthusiasm to help develop this ambitious project that enables me to design my first bridges in the Far East," says Calatrava. 

Casa Blanca / Martín Dulanto

12:00 - 23 April, 2015
Casa Blanca / Martín Dulanto, © Juan Solano Ojasi
© Juan Solano Ojasi

© Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Asia District, Peru
  • Area

    84.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photography

    Juan Solano Ojasi

ACSA to Host Architecture School Webinar Series

11:00 - 23 April, 2015
ACSA to Host Architecture School Webinar Series

Looking for a professional degree, post professional degree, or want to learn the difference? Want to see what a degree in architecture can mean for your future? On April 25, 2015, from 1:00pm - 5:00pm ET, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) will host the ACSA Creative Futures: Architecture School Webinars Series. The four, 30-minute webinars will cover the following topics:

Opinion: Transparency In Architecture Competitions Is A Bad Thing

10:30 - 23 April, 2015
Opinion: Transparency In Architecture Competitions Is A Bad Thing, Clockwise from top left: Guggenheim Helsinki entry GH-3355371286; Nine Elms Bridge entry number 66; and Bamiyan Cultural Center entry BCC3008. Image Courtesy of Malcolm Reading Consultants, Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership and UNESCO
Clockwise from top left: Guggenheim Helsinki entry GH-3355371286; Nine Elms Bridge entry number 66; and Bamiyan Cultural Center entry BCC3008. Image Courtesy of Malcolm Reading Consultants, Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership and UNESCO

What have these three projects got in common? They will never be published in a reputable architecture magazine. This news is no surprise: only a few projects in all the world deserve the right to be published. Editors set trends, put focus on hot topics, give visibility to emerging firms and confirm architectural stars.

A printed magazine has limited space and therefore has to engage in a very strict decision-making process; only the very few are shown. In this Darwinian selection some worthy and brilliant architects perish. On the other hand, an internet site has the possibility to widen the projects range. The web has virtually unlimited space - but still, this space is not to be wasted. Very few would benefit from a site that published every architecture project on earth.

Multifunctional Building "Fondo" / Pich-Aguilera Architects

10:00 - 23 April, 2015
Multifunctional Building "Fondo" / Pich-Aguilera Architects, © Simón García
© Simón García

© Simón García © Simón García © Simón García © Simón García + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Felipe Pich-Aguilera, Teresa Batlle I Pagès
  • Area

    8954.0 sqm
  • Photographs

AIA Names Top 10 Most Sustainable Projects of 2015

09:00 - 23 April, 2015
AIA Names Top 10 Most Sustainable Projects of 2015, E+ Highland Street Townhouses / Interface Studio Architects and Urbanica Design. Image © Sam Oberter
E+ Highland Street Townhouses / Interface Studio Architects and Urbanica Design. Image © Sam Oberter

Ten projects have been named the top examples of sustainable and ecological design by the AIA and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) for the year 2015. Now in its 19th edition, the COTE Top Ten Awards program recognizes projects that adhere to the highest integration of natural systems and technology to produce spaces that positively impact their surroundings and minimize their environmental footprints.

All of the projects will be honored at the 2015 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in Atlanta. See this year's top ten sustainable designs, after the break.

New Orleans BioInnovation Center / Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. Image © Timothy Hursley University Center / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Image © James Ewing Sweetwater Spectrum Community / Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects. Image © Tim Griffith Hughes Warehouse Adaptive Reuse / Overland Partners. Image © Dror Baldinger + 21

Studio Octopi Begins Crowdfunding Campaign For A Lido On London's River Thames

07:00 - 23 April, 2015

London's central waterway, the River Thames, has been a site of enormous interest from architects and urbanists in previous years. From a controversial garden bridge to discussions about how to appropriate what has been described as one of the city's largest untapped public spaces, London-based practice studio octopi have now launched a Kickstarter campaign to help to realise their dream of creating "a new, natural, beautiful lido" on its banks.

Endorsed by a number of renowned and respected Londoners, including Turner-prize winning artist Tracey Emin, architect Ivan Harbour (RSHP), and Tim Marlow, a director at the Royal Academy of Arts (RA), the ambition is to raise at least £125,000 (around $190,000 or €175,000) in order to seek planning permission for the Thames Baths project.

Find out more about the project and how you can support it after the break.

Temple Baths. Image © Studio Octopi Temple Baths. Image © Studio Octopi Blackfriars Baths. Image © Studio Octopi Blackfriars Baths. Image © Studio Octopi + 14

AB House / Galeria Gabinete

06:00 - 23 April, 2015
AB House / Galeria Gabinete, © José Campos
© José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos + 40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Penafiel, Portugal
  • Architecture

    Helder de Carvalho
  • Project Manager

    Helder de Carvalho
  • Team

    Helder de Carvalho, Cláudio Ferreira, Sérgio Azevedo, Vasco Melo, Paulo Neves e Pedro Guedes
  • Photographs

6 Final Designs Unveiled for Guggenheim Helsinki

05:00 - 23 April, 2015
6 Final Designs Unveiled for Guggenheim Helsinki , All 6 finalists. Image Courtesy of Guggenheim
All 6 finalists. Image Courtesy of Guggenheim

Now for the first time, Guggenheim has unveiled the six fully developed designs competing to become Guggenheim Helsinki. Selected from 1,715 entries in world's the most popular architectural competition, the remaining finalists have spent the past five months refining their designs after being shortlisted by an independent 11-member jury, of which includes Studio Gang's Jeanne Gang and former Columbia University dean Mark Wigley

The release foreshadows the April 25 opening of Guggenheim Helsinki Now: Six Finalist Designs Unveiled, a free exhibition that will open the projects up to public critique. A winner will be announced on June 23.  

All 6 detailed proposals, after the break.

2 Dwellings at Tamarit ST / Carles Enrich

04:00 - 23 April, 2015
2 Dwellings at Tamarit ST  / Carles Enrich, Courtesy of Carles Enrich
Courtesy of Carles Enrich

Courtesy of Carles Enrich Courtesy of Carles Enrich Courtesy of Carles Enrich Courtesy of Carles Enrich + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Area

    110.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

European School in Frankfurt / NKBAK

03:00 - 23 April, 2015
European School in Frankfurt / NKBAK , © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer + 37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Frankfurt, Germany
  • Area

    3380.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Ciputra Artpreneur / Benoy

23:00 - 22 April, 2015
Ciputra Artpreneur  / Benoy, Courtesy of Benoy
Courtesy of Benoy

Courtesy of Benoy Courtesy of Benoy Courtesy of Benoy Courtesy of Benoy + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ciputra World, Jalan Professor Doktor Satrio, Setia Budi, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12940, Indonesia
  • Area

    14000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Vietnamese National Assembly in Hanoi / gmp architekten

21:00 - 22 April, 2015
Vietnamese National Assembly in Hanoi / gmp architekten, Courtesy of gmp architekten
Courtesy of gmp architekten

Courtesy of gmp architekten Courtesy of gmp architekten Courtesy of gmp architekten Courtesy of gmp architekten + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hanoi, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Design

    Meinhard von Gerkan
  • Competition design team

    Evelyn Pasdzierny, Alexandra Kühne, Deren Akdeniz
  • Detailed design team

    Evelyn Pasdzierny, Nicole Flores, Christoph Berle, Holger Schmücker, Alexander Schnieber, Cordula Neben, Urs Wedekind, Meike Schmidt, Martin Friedrich, Nguyen Minh Duc
  • Area

    36000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Poggenpohl Shanghai Studio / OFA

20:00 - 22 April, 2015
Poggenpohl Shanghai Studio / OFA, © Nacasa & Partners
© Nacasa & Partners

© Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners + 28

  • Architects

    OFA
  • Location

    NGS (Wanrong Road), Zhabei, Shanghai, China, 200072
  • Cost

    CNY15,000,000
  • Area

    2200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

GIVEAWAY: Moleskine's Inspiration and Process in Architecture / Studio MK 27

19:00 - 22 April, 2015
GIVEAWAY: Moleskine's Inspiration and Process in Architecture / Studio MK 27, Moleskine®-Inspiration and Process in Architecture
Moleskine®-Inspiration and Process in Architecture

Moleskine, the go-to brand of sketchbooks beloved by creatives around the world, recently released another title in its Inspiration and Process in Architecture series: Studio MK27, led by architect Marcio Kogan

The series already features monographs dedicated to Studio Mumbai, Wiel AretsDominique Perrault, Zaha Hadid, and others. Studio MK27 joins this prestigious list along with Kengo Kuma, Grafton Architects, Frits Palmboom and Michael Graves, whose monographs were also recently announced by Moleskine. 

Read on to find out how you can win a copy of Inspiration and Process in Architecture - Marcio Kogan Studio MK27!

The Milton / Biasol

18:00 - 22 April, 2015
The Milton / Biasol, © Ari Hatzis
© Ari Hatzis

© Ari Hatzis © Ari Hatzis © Ari Hatzis © Ari Hatzis + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Elwood VIC 3184, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Jean-Pierre Biasol
  • Builder

    RCON Shopfitters
  • Area

    190.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Safdie Architects Release Final Designs for National Medal of Honor Museum

17:15 - 22 April, 2015
Safdie Architects Release Final Designs for National Medal of Honor Museum, © Neoscape, courtesy of Safdie Architects
© Neoscape, courtesy of Safdie Architects

Images have been released of Safdie Architects' design for the new National Medal of Honor Museum in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The commission, awarded to Safdie following a national search in October, will honor the men and women who "served and sacrificed in defense of the US" and have received the nation's highest military award - the Medal of Honor - from the Civil War to the present.

Pedro Moran 3875 / MMCV

16:00 - 22 April, 2015
Pedro Moran 3875 / MMCV, © Daniela Mac Adden
© Daniela Mac Adden

© Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden + 20

  • Architects

    Mizraji Cicchinelli
  • Location

    Villa Devoto, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Project Architects

    Sergio Mizraji, Jacquelin Cicchinelli
  • Project Director

    Andrés Gagliardi
  • Site Manager

    Patricia Barragán
  • Project Area

    497.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs