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RIBA Agrees Upon Major Changes To UK Architectural Education

04:00 - 26 March, 2015

Exactly one year ago an important event took place. A gathering of seventy student delegates, organised by the Architecture Students Network (ASN), met to discuss the future of architectural education. Their meeting was sparked by the latest directive from the European Union which seeks to “establish more uniformity across Europe by aligning the time it takes to qualify”, making mutual recognition of the architect’s title easier between countries.

The ASN’s discussions concluded that the course content throughout the UK system of ‘Part I, II, and III’, and the duration of said course, urgently needs to be re-evaluated in order to reflect the changing needs of the profession - especially in light of the recent rise in tuition fees and associated university costs. Back then, a spokesperson for the ASN said that “it really felt like momentum for change has finally reached a tipping point.”

Quai Ouest - Riverbanks Of The Meurthe / Anne Démians

04:00 - 26 March, 2015
Quai Ouest - Riverbanks Of The Meurthe / Anne Démians, © Jean-Pierre Porcher et AAD
© Jean-Pierre Porcher et AAD

© Jean-Pierre Porcher et AAD © Jean-Pierre Porcher et AAD © Jean-Pierre Porcher et AAD © Jean-Pierre Porcher et AAD + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Quai Sainte-Catherine, 54000 Nancy, France
  • Design Team

    Architectures Anne DEMIANS;
Philippe MONJARET, Project Director,
Typhaine BLANCHET, Project Manager
  • Area

    10200.0 sqm
  • Photographs

SuperSurfaceSpace Moscow / Metrogramma

03:00 - 26 March, 2015

  • Architects

  • Location

    ulitsa Lva Tolstogo, Moskva, Russia
  • Design Team

    Francesco Betta - TD of Metrogramma, Egor Fufachev, Andrea Casazza, Giuseppe Bandieramonte, Maria Novozhilova, Thomas Ernesto Rotondo, Niccolo Spadoni
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves + 22

House for Dairy Farmers / Osamu Tsukihashi + Architects Teehouse

23:00 - 25 March, 2015
House for Dairy Farmers / Osamu Tsukihashi + Architects Teehouse, © Sadao Hotta
© Sadao Hotta

© Sadao Hotta © Sadao Hotta © Sadao Hotta © Sadao Hotta + 14

Selcuk Ecza Headquarters / Tabanlıoğlu Architects

22:00 - 25 March, 2015
Selcuk Ecza Headquarters / Tabanlıoğlu Architects, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    İstanbul, Turkey
  • Architects in Charge

    Murat Tabanlıoğlu & Melkan Gürsel Tabanlıoğlu
  • Area

    22900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Tea Seed Oil Plant / Imagine Architects

21:00 - 25 March, 2015

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wuyuan, Shangrao, Jiangxi, China
  • Design Team

    Luo Siwei, Lu Shan, Zhou Wei, Zhang Jun, Yang Yan
  • Area

    4079.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Zeng Jianghe © Zeng Jianghe © Zeng Jianghe © Zeng Jianghe + 58

Gumam Sungmun Church / Oh Jongsang

20:00 - 25 March, 2015
Gumam Sungmun Church / Oh Jongsang, © Namgoong Sun
© Namgoong Sun

© Namgoong Sun © Namgoong Sun © Namgoong Sun © Namgoong Sun + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    South Korea, 인천광역시 서구 검암동 SI빌라
  • Design Team

    Lee yujin
  • Area

    758.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

See Inside Le Corbusier's Mind with These 5 Paintings

19:00 - 25 March, 2015
See Inside Le Corbusier's Mind with These 5 Paintings, Taureau (Bull), 1956; Sheet metal plaque, enameled (Unique work, painted with enamel on sheet metal by Le Corbusier and fired in the studio of Jean Martin in Luynes) (46 x 55 cm). Image © Galerie Eric Mouchet – Galerie Zlotowski
Taureau (Bull), 1956; Sheet metal plaque, enameled (Unique work, painted with enamel on sheet metal by Le Corbusier and fired in the studio of Jean Martin in Luynes) (46 x 55 cm). Image © Galerie Eric Mouchet – Galerie Zlotowski

Marking the fiftieth anniversary of Le Corbusier’s death, Galerie Eric Mouchet is collaborating with Galerie Zlotowski to showcase Le Corbusier: Panorama of a Lifetime’s Work in Paris. The exhibition, opening April 23 and on view through July 25, will provide a comprehensive overview of paintings, drawings and engravings of the legendary Le Corbusier. 

“Le Corbusier, who was never without a sketchbook in his pocket, devoted half of every day over a 45 year period to writing, painting and drawing - what he called his ‘Atelier de la recherché patiente,’” says the galleries. “His visual arts output was both highly original and prolific, stretching from 1917 to 1965. Up to the Second World War, this work was largely for his own personal research. Later, however, it helped drive the design and promotion of the Modulor, a ‘harmonious’ scale of proportions he devised in 1946.”

Take a look inside Le Corbusier’s mind and preview five of the prolific paintings that will be exhibited, after the break. 

Lorne Hill House / Will Harkness Architecture

18:00 - 25 March, 2015
Lorne Hill House / Will Harkness Architecture, © Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell + 23

Milan Expo 2015: EMBT Designs Dome for COPAGRI

17:00 - 25 March, 2015
Milan Expo 2015: EMBT Designs Dome for COPAGRI, © Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
© Miralles Tagliabue EMBT

“The splendor of the Italian cities are beautifully represented by their domes,” says Miralles Tagliabue EMBT. Embracing this notion, EMBT has designed a wooden dome for COPAGRI, a confederation of agricultural producers that brings together hundreds of Italian farmers, to showcase their products at the 2015 Milan Expo

“The design started from the observation of Italian landscapes, both natural and man-shaped,” said EMBT in a press release. “In our project the domes are not only representing the magnificence of the Italian past, but they also show us potential for the future lying in the construction of domes.”

Outside-in’ - Residence in Goes / grassodenridder_architecten

16:00 - 25 March, 2015
Outside-in’ - Residence in Goes / grassodenridder_architecten, Courtesy of grassodenridder_architecten
Courtesy of grassodenridder_architecten

Courtesy of grassodenridder_architecten Courtesy of grassodenridder_architecten Courtesy of grassodenridder_architecten Courtesy of grassodenridder_architecten + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Goes, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Stefan Grasso, Ferry den Ridder
  • Interior Design

    grassodenridder_architecten
  • Project Year

    2014

Construction of Sagrada Família Accelerated by 3-D Printing Technology

14:00 - 25 March, 2015
Construction of Sagrada Família Accelerated by 3-D Printing Technology, © Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Família
© Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Família

As reported by the BBC, construction of Antoni Gaudí's already 133-year-old Sagrada Família in Barcelona is now being accelerated by one of the most modern technologies around: 3-D printing. As a matter of fact, the construction process in Barcelona has been utilizing 3-D printing for 14 years, introducing the technology in 2001 as a way of speeding up the prototyping of the building's many complex components.

The process uses powder-based stereolithographic 3-D printers, which build prototypes layer-by-layer, resulting in a material similar to plaster. This is important to the workshop at the Sagrada Família, because it allows craftsmen to easily alter the prototypes by hand, to meet the demanding specifications of the building.

Yotoco Music School / Espacio Colectivo Arquitectos

14:00 - 25 March, 2015
Yotoco Music School / Espacio Colectivo Arquitectos, © Santiago Robayo
© Santiago Robayo

© Santiago Robayo © Santiago Robayo © Santiago Robayo © Santiago Robayo + 25

Morphosis Unveils Plans for 381-Meter-Tall Skyscraper in Vals

12:36 - 25 March, 2015
Morphosis Unveils Plans for 381-Meter-Tall Skyscraper in Vals, © Morphosis Architects
© Morphosis Architects

Morphosis Architectshighly anticipated plans for a new luxury hotel in Vals has been unveiled. The proposal, selected by 7132 Ltd (and denounced by the jury) following an international competition, was lauded by the client for its “minimalist approach” that will “help the hotel blend with the mountain landscape at the existing resort campus.” 

The ultra-thin, 381-meter-tall tower will be one of three Pritzker laureate-designed projects at the 7132 resort, joining Peter Zumthor’s Therme Vals Spa and Tadao Ando’s Valser Path, which is slated for completion in 2017.

More images and a response from Tadao Ando, after the break. 

Podium. Image © Morphosis Architects Lobby. Image © Morphosis Architects Suite. Image © Morphosis Architects Penthouse. Image © Morphosis Architects + 8

Emerging Objects Creates "Bloom" Pavilion from 3D Printed Cement

11:30 - 25 March, 2015
Emerging Objects Creates "Bloom" Pavilion from 3D Printed Cement, © Matthew Millman Photography
© Matthew Millman Photography

Following on from other experiments in 3-D Printing including a proposal for a house printed from salt and an earthquake resistant column inspired by Incan masonry, the California-based Emerging Objects team has created Bloom, a pavilion constructed from 840 unique blocks 3-D printed from portland cement.

The 9-foot (2.7 meter) tall pavilion is cruciform in plan, morphing as it rises to become the same cruciform shape twisted by 45 degrees. On the facade of the pavilion, perforations are mapped onto the cement blocks to create a design inspired by traditional Thai flower patterns.

© Matthew Millman Photography © Matthew Millman Photography © Matthew Millman Photography © Matthew Millman Photography + 16

Bierger-Center / STEINMETZDEMEYER

12:00 - 25 March, 2015
Bierger-Center  / STEINMETZDEMEYER, © Christof Weber
© Christof Weber

© Christof Weber © Christof Weber © Christof Weber © Christof Weber + 21

Never Built New York: Projects From Gaudí, Gehry and Wright that Didn't Make it in Manhattan

09:30 - 25 March, 2015
Never Built New York: Projects From Gaudí, Gehry and Wright that Didn't Make it in Manhattan, Sketches by Gaudí on the left, with Joan Matamala's drawing of the building on the right. Image Courtesy of 6sqft
Sketches by Gaudí on the left, with Joan Matamala's drawing of the building on the right. Image Courtesy of 6sqft

Ever since its unprecedented skyward growth in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Manhattan has been an icon of construction all over the world, with recent estimates concluding that the island contains some 47,000 buildings. However, as with all construction, completed projects are just the tip of the architectural iceberg; Manhattan is also the home of many thousands of unloved, incomplete, and downright impossible proposals that never made it big in the Big Apple.

Of course, the challenges of New York are indiscriminate, and even world-renowned architects often have difficulties building in the city. After the break, we take a look at just three of these proposals, by Antoni Gaudí, Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry, courtesy of 6sqft.

Interior sketch by Gaudí. Image Courtesy of 6sqft Frank Lloyd Wright's drawings for the project. Image © MoMA/Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Frank Lloyd Wright's drawings for the project. Image © MoMA/Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation A model of Gehry's design that was put on display for the public. Image © Carter B. Horsley for The City Review + 8

Casa VIB / Estudio BaBO

10:00 - 25 March, 2015
Casa VIB / Estudio BaBO, Courtesy of Estudio BaBO
Courtesy of Estudio BaBO

Courtesy of Estudio BaBO Courtesy of Estudio BaBO Courtesy of Estudio BaBO Courtesy of Estudio BaBO + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Benavídez, Argentina
  • Design Team

    Francisco Kocourek, Francesc Planas Penadés, Marit Haugen Stabell
  • Area

    162.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013