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Le Corbusier's Ronchamp, Vandalized

00:00 - 20 January, 2014
Le Corbusier's Ronchamp, Vandalized, AD Classics: Ronchamp / Le Corbusier. Image © Cara Hyde-Basso
AD Classics: Ronchamp / Le Corbusier. Image © Cara Hyde-Basso

Originally posted in Metropolis Magazine, Samuel Medina reports on the irreparable damage caused by vandalism at Le Corbusier's Chapel of Ronchamp.  

On Friday, a nun gave warning that the Chapel of Ronchamp, considered by many to be one of the key architectural works of the last century, had been vandalized. When police arrived on the scene, they found signs of forced entry: a stained-glass window, one of many executed by Le Corbusier, was broken and a concrete trunk was missing. As Le Monde reports, the intruders had also attempted to gain entry via a door. The overall damage was, according to some, "priceless" because the stained-glass had borne an original illustration by Le Corbusier. An initial assessment from the department of historical monuments found the window to be irreparable. 

Expansion Of Nijvel’s Municipal Crèche / BURO II & ARCHI+I

01:00 - 20 January, 2014
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +15

B House / ch+qs arquitectos

01:00 - 20 January, 2014
B House / ch+qs arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    Berrocal, Segovia, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Josemaria de Churtichaga, Cayetana de La Quadra-Salcedo
  • Project Area

    150.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +35

"A New Online Marketplace for Mobility" Wins 2014 Audi Urban Future Award

01:00 - 19 January, 2014
"A New Online Marketplace for Mobility" Wins 2014 Audi Urban Future Award

“A New Online Marketplace for Mobility,” an innovative proposal by city planner Philip Parsons and mobility expert Federico Parolotto that aims to optimize mobility in megacities, has been named the first participant in the Audi Urban Future Award 2014. Selected from a shortlist of three, the winners will now assemble a team of urban designers in order to pursue their visionary idea. Read more about their winning proposal, here.

Villa Aarhus / Friis & Moltke

01:00 - 19 January, 2014
Villa Aarhus / Friis & Moltke, © Jacob Termansen
© Jacob Termansen

© Jacob Termansen © Jacob Termansen © Jacob Termansen © Jacob Termansen +14

Shenzhen Bay Super City International Competition

01:00 - 19 January, 2014
Shenzhen Bay Super City International Competition

Shenzhen is located in the south of Guangdong, China, facing Hong Kong across the river. In 2012, it had a permanent population of 10.54 million and its GDP, standing at RMB 1,295 billion, ranked the fourth amongst cities in Mainland China for years. After more than thirty years of reform and opening up, it has developed from a small town in the southern coast of China to a modern metropolis, becoming a miniature of China’s reform, opening-up and modern construction.

Mintz Residence / Robert Maschke Architects

01:00 - 19 January, 2014
Mintz Residence / Robert Maschke Architects, © Eric Hanson
© Eric Hanson
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cleveland, OH, USA
  • Design Team

    Robert Maschke, FAIA, Marc Manack, AIA, Matt Lindsay, Charlie Able
  • Structural Engineer

    I.A. Lewin, P.E. and Associates
  • Landscape Architect and Civil Engineer

    Environmental Design Group
  • MEP Engineer

    Denk Associates, Inc
  • Area

    4929.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Eric Hanson © Eric Hanson © Eric Hanson © Eric Hanson +14

Hongkun Art Gallery / penda

01:00 - 19 January, 2014
Hongkun Art Gallery  / penda, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi +27

Expedia Office / Rapt Studio

01:00 - 19 January, 2014
Expedia Office / Rapt Studio, © Eric Laignel
© Eric Laignel
  • Architects

  • Location

    114 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA
  • Area

    10000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel +9

355 11th Street / Aidlin Darling Design

01:00 - 19 January, 2014
355 11th Street / Aidlin Darling Design, © Matthew Millman
© Matthew Millman
  • Architects

  • Location

    355 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Joshua Aidlin, AIA – Principal, David Darling, AIA – Principal, Shane Curnyn – Project Architect
  • Landscape Architects

    Miller Company, Jeff Miller, Kyla Burson
  • Area

    14000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Richard Barnes © Richard Barnes © Richard Barnes © Matthew Millman +10

VIDEO: Thom Mayne Talks the Cooper Union Building

00:00 - 19 January, 2014

In honor of Thom Mayne's birthday today, we're sharing this video interview from Danish Website Louisiana. In it Thom Mayne introduces his building at 41 Cooper Square by saying "I wanted to produce something that was off, and was not at all systematic in any normal architectural sense." Ultimately, the form of the building is, he says, an attempt to engage with New York City, understanding Cooper Union as a key part of the city's incredible intensity of intellectual creative capital. He also discusses how the building - despite its avant garde form - won over the local community. Enjoy!

Milan Expo 2015: NJP, LAD Win Competition for Iranian Pavilion

01:00 - 19 January, 2014
Milan Expo 2015: NJP, LAD Win Competition for Iranian Pavilion , © NJP, LAD
© NJP, LAD

Naqsh,E,Jahan-Pars (NJP), in collaboration with the Laboratorio di Architettura e Design (LAD), has been named winner of an international competition for the Iranian Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Based on “a living process narrative in the central plateau of Iran,” the winning scheme responds to the Expo’s “Feeding the Planet” theme by exposing the underground channels of water that give life to Iran’s many desert cities. 

Moron De La Frontera Courts / Daroca Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 January, 2014
Moron De La Frontera Courts / Daroca Arquitectos, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Navío, 41530 Morón de la Frontera, Sevilla, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    José Luis Daroca Bruño, Pilar Mencía Gutiérrez
  • Collaborators

    Roberto Alés
  • Area

    2830.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +12

Frank Lloyd Wright House Saved

00:00 - 18 January, 2014
Frank Lloyd Wright House Saved , © Tarantino Studio 2013; courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
© Tarantino Studio 2013; courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

A rare house from Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian house period has been saved by the Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas. The dramatic rescue plan to disassemble and move the house to a site over 1,000 miles away is required due to frequent flooding of the home's existing site in Millstone, New Jersey. The Crystal Bridges Museum will rebuild and restore the house at a site on their 120-acre grounds.

Read on for more about this unusual preservation

Competition Entry: Austrian Pavilion (Milan Expo 2015) / Bence Pap | Mario Gasser

01:00 - 18 January, 2014
Competition Entry: Austrian Pavilion (Milan Expo 2015) / Bence Pap | Mario Gasser, © Bence Pap | Mario Gasser
© Bence Pap | Mario Gasser

This proposal by architects Bence Pap and Mario Gasser of Studio Greg Lynn / University of Applied Arts Vienna has been ranked fourth in an international competition for the Austrian Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Inspired by the Expo’s theme, “We feed the World – Energy for Life,” the pavilion aims to highlight Austria’s rich culture of craft and agriculture by offering a two-story experience that exhibits goods unique to the country. 

Thornbury House / Mesh Design

01:00 - 18 January, 2014
Thornbury House / Mesh Design, © Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke
  • Architects

  • Location

    Thornbury VIC, Australia
  • Builder

    Form2, Michael Harvey
  • Area

    85.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke +17

'Hacked' Offices: The Future of Workplace Design?

00:00 - 18 January, 2014

What does the workplace of the future look like? Shawn Gehle, of Gensler, explains in this TEDx Talk that with over 10 billion square feet of existing office space in North America, we may not even need to envision new buildings. Rather, by "hacking" existing buildings, architects can transform them into something completely new. For more on Gensler's "hacker" philosophy, read our article here.

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust / Belzberg Architects

01:00 - 18 January, 2014
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust / Belzberg Architects, ©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan © Benny Chan ©  Iwan Baan +46

  • Architects

  • Location

    100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Hagy Belzberg
  • Design Team

    Andrew Atwood, Barry Gartin, Brock DeSmit, Carina Bien-Wilner , Christopher Arntzen, Cory Taylor, Daniel Rentsch, David Cheung, Eric Stimmel, Erik Sollom, Justin Brechtel, Philip Lee, Lauren Zuzack
  • Project Manager

    Aaron Leppanen
  • Area

    27000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Iwan Baan, Benny Chan, Jac Currie, Courtesy of Belzberg Architects