Giveaway: Lina Bo Bardi

00:00 - 25 November, 2013
Giveaway: Lina Bo Bardi , Courtesy of Yale University Press
Courtesy of Yale University Press

UPDATE: Congrats to Susana Duarte of Portugal, winner of the "Lina Bo Bardi" giveaway! Thank you to all those who participated. Keep your eyes peeled for another fantastic giveaway, courtesy of Yale University Press, in the coming weeks. 

Urzua Cofre House / Raimundo Anguita

01:00 - 25 November, 2013
© Oliver Llaneza
© Oliver Llaneza
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chicureo, Colina, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Project Team

    Raimundo Anguita , Elvira Guillon
  • Area

    545.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

© Oliver Llaneza © Oliver Llaneza © Oliver Llaneza © Oliver Llaneza +16

Casa Contadina / a2bc

01:00 - 25 November, 2013
Casa Contadina / a2bc, © Giovanna Silva
© Giovanna Silva
  • Architects

  • Location

    Parco Nazionale delle Cinque TStazione Manarola Riomaggiore La Spezia, Italy
  • Project Team

    A2BC, SibillAssociati
  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Giovanna Silva © Giovanna Silva © Giovanna Silva © Giovanna Silva +18

CMYK House / MCKNHM Architects

01:00 - 24 November, 2013
CMYK House / MCKNHM Architects, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Moers-Vinn, Germany
  • Team

    Mark Mueckenheim, Frank Ceisick, Jasmin Bonn
  • Landscape

    Riesop Landschaftsarchitektur GmbH
  • Area

    162.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +34

Rebildporten / CEBRA

01:00 - 24 November, 2013
Rebildporten / CEBRA, © Mikkel Frost
© Mikkel Frost
  • Architects

  • Location

    9520 Rebild, Denmark
  • Architect in Charge

    CEBRA
  • Area

    540.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    0
  • Photographs

© Mikkel Frost © Mikkel Frost © Mikkel Frost © Mikkel Frost +30

HAO Makes Counter-Proposal To "Save" Sugar Factory from Development in Brooklyn

00:00 - 24 November, 2013
HAO Makes Counter-Proposal To "Save" Sugar Factory from Development in Brooklyn, Courtesy of HAO
Courtesy of HAO

HAO, together with community group, Williamsburg Independent People, hope to save the historic Domino Sugar Factory site and halt the current masterplan by SHoP Architects which proposes an additional 2,200 luxury apartments along the East River waterfront in Brooklyn, New York

HAO's counter proposal seeks to adaptively reuse the existing factory buildings, including the iconic Civil War-era Domino Sugar Refinery — which has defiantly held its ground amidst heavy redevelopment in surrounding areas. Not unlike SHoP's proposal, HAO aims to regenerate these spaces into a "world-class cultural destination" that combines public and private programs. 

Casa_SSM / Diego Bortolato

01:00 - 24 November, 2013
Casa_SSM / Diego Bortolato, © Daniela Bortolato
© Daniela Bortolato
  • Architects

  • Location

    28069 Area Novara, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Diego Bortolato
  • Furniture and wood works

    Isaia Emanuele Falegname
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Daniela Bortolato © Daniela Bortolato © Daniela Bortolato © Daniela Bortolato +35

Vagão do Saber / Al Borde

01:00 - 24 November, 2013
Vagão do Saber / Al Borde, © Cyril Nottelet
© Cyril Nottelet
  • Arquitetura

  • Localização

    Ecuador
  • Coordenador do Projeto

    Jorge Noreña
  • Área

    36.0 m2
  • Ano

    2012
  • Fotografias

    Cyril Nottelet , Cortesia de AL BORDE

© Cyril Nottelet © Cyril Nottelet © Cyril Nottelet Imagem Conceitual +31

Lajeunesse Residence / NatureHumaine

01:00 - 24 November, 2013
Lajeunesse Residence / NatureHumaine, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +18

Toward a Fit Nation: 18 Projects that Promote Healthy Lifestyles

00:00 - 24 November, 2013
Toward a Fit Nation: 18 Projects that Promote Healthy Lifestyles, © Benjamin Benschneider
© Benjamin Benschneider

From Atlanta's Beltline to Los Angeles' Spring Street "Parklets," architecture and design is increasingly more relevant in the fight against obesity and chronic disease, conditions which have reached epidemic levels in the United States. In the article, "Toward a Fit Nation," the AIA and FitNation identify 18 projects from around the country, ranging from large complexes to temporal installations, that encourage physical activity and healthy lifestyles. The AIA National Headquarters will be curating the FitNation exhibit till January 31, 3014. Read the article here.

OFFICEUS PRINCIPALS: CALL FOR FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS

00:00 - 24 November, 2013

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For Architects Only? How Kanye Exposed Architecture's Bias

00:00 - 24 November, 2013
© Noam Dvir, Instagram User dvirnm
© Noam Dvir, Instagram User dvirnm

When Kanye West spoke with students at my alma mater on Sunday evening, he said “I really do believe that the world can be saved through design, and everything needs to actually be ‘architected.’” In the social media frenzy that followed, a recurring response that I saw on architecture-centric sites was to snicker at West’s use of the word “architect” as a verb. For many, this was symbolic of West’s ignorance and hubris as he presumed to talk about something without knowing anything.

Except, of course, that “architect” is well recognized as a verb. Dictionaries say so, architects say so, and academics say so. If you’re architect Doug Patt and call yourself howtoarchitect on YouTube, you get a contract from MIT Press to write a book—called How to Architect. If you are the French philosopher Louis Marin, you can suggest that “the castle and gardens of Versailles ‘architect’ the Prince to make him not only the absolute of political power, but the center of the cosmos in its entirety,” and you will be counted among the most eminent semioticians of the twentieth century. If you are Harvard architecture theorist K. Michael Hays, you might stand up at an academic conference and say, “There are only certain things that can be done at this moment. Not just anything can be architected at this moment, right? There are limits.” When you do, people will nod and applaud.

But if you are Kanye West and you suggest that “everything needs to actually be ‘architected,’” it disqualifies you to speak about architecture. 

A New Series Featuring Laurie Olin, Acclaimed Landscape Architect

00:00 - 24 November, 2013

The Cultural Landscape Foundation recently launched its newest documentary as part of the ongoing Oral History series, this time focusing on the ideas and career of Laurie Olin, a recipient of the National Medal of the Arts and one of the greatest landscape architects of our time. Olin's influential work as a practitioner, educator and author over the past forty years has helped to guide the future of landscape architecture and shape urban life around the world.

Wainwright Weighs In on Rem's De Rotterdam

00:00 - 24 November, 2013
Wainwright Weighs In on Rem's De Rotterdam, © OMA
© OMA

In the architectural stomping ground that is Rotterdam, it's no small task to design a building that actually stands out. But, according to The Guardian's Oliver Wainwright, the recently completed De Rotterdam building manages to. Although the Koolhaas-designed structure, which houses offices, apartments and even a boutique hotel, may at first seem simple (simplistic, even), Wainwright praises how the shifting masses cleverly play tricks on your perception. The building is undoubtedly impressive, but is the unconventional envelope enough to distract from a bland-at-best interior? Read the rest of Wainwright's critique here. evaluate

Family Vault in Elche / Estudio ARN

01:00 - 23 November, 2013
Family Vault in Elche / Estudio ARN, © David Frutos
© David Frutos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Elche, Alicante, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    José Amorós + Luis Rubiato + Patricia Navarro
  • Technical Architects

    José Vicente Carpena + Elena Rogel
  • Area

    18.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos +18

INFOGRAPHIC: Architecture Education Today

00:00 - 23 November, 2013
INFOGRAPHIC: Architecture Education Today

Each year when Design Intelligence publishes "America's Best Architecture & Design Schools," we try to look beyond the rankings. At the end of the day, the report is a snapshot of the state of architecture today and, as such, is a minefield of useful information, particularly for current (or soon-to-be) architecture students. Check out the short infographic after the break to see how the profession's outlook has grown far more optimistic for architecture grads; what firms look for in recent grads (it may surprise you); and the unequal relationship of high-ranking sustainability programs vs. the prevalence of LEED certification.

Mecanoo Wins Competition to Design Subterranean Museum in Warsaw

01:00 - 23 November, 2013
Mecanoo Wins Competition to Design Subterranean Museum in Warsaw, Entrance 2. Image Courtesy of Mecanoo
Entrance 2. Image Courtesy of Mecanoo

A team consisting of Mecanoo, Michael van Gessel, Delva Landscape Architects and Jojko Nawrocki Architekci has won a competition to design the Royal Lazienki Museum in Poland's capital. The 1,800 square meter museum will be buried beneath a triangular, 2.5 hectare “Garden of the 21st Century” in Lazienki Park, one of Warsaw’s most popular cultural destinations.  Michael van Gessel and Delva Landscape Architects will focus on the garden, while Mecanoo leads the museum's design.

How to Get a Building Through its Mid-Life Crisis

00:00 - 23 November, 2013
How to Get a Building Through its Mid-Life Crisis, Courtesy of Flickr user eschipul
Courtesy of Flickr user eschipul

According to LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne, buildings experience a pretty distinct mid-life crisis. After seeing the demise of mid-century gems such as the Houston AstroDome and the Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago, it's difficult to disagree. But unfortunately architectural value isn't convincing enough an argument - if preservationists want to get serious about their cause, he suggests, they will have to pick their battles far more strategically.