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The Platform / Lukstudio

01:00 - 25 December, 2014
The Platform / Lukstudio, © Peter Dixie
© Peter Dixie

© Peter Dixie © Peter Dixie © Peter Dixie © Peter Dixie +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nan Jing Dong Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200085
  • Design Team

    Christina Luk, Scott Baker, Wesley Shu
  • Area

    50.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Confectionary Constructions: Architectural Icons Made From Gingerbread

00:00 - 25 December, 2014
Confectionary Constructions: Architectural Icons Made From Gingerbread, Tate Modern, London, by food artists Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves in production. Image © Henry Hargreaves/Caters News Agency
Tate Modern, London, by food artists Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves in production. Image © Henry Hargreaves/Caters News Agency

Guardian Cities have put together "the best of baked architecture" in a countdown of their favourite confectionary constructions. See London's Tate Modern rendered in precisely cut slabs of gingerbread alongside the curved shapes of New York City's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Alongside these, food artists have been more inventive by building Paris's Louvre from translucent crystallised sugar glass and Mexico City’s Museo Soumaya from hundreds of spherical treats.

Château de Rentilly Refurbishment as FRAC Ile-de-France Arts Centre / Bona-Lemercier

01:00 - 24 December, 2014
Château de Rentilly Refurbishment as FRAC Ile-de-France Arts Centre / Bona-Lemercier, © Florian Kleinefenn
© Florian Kleinefenn

© Florian Kleinefenn © Florian Kleinefenn © Florian Kleinefenn © Florian Kleinefenn +46

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rentilly, 77600 Bussy-Saint-Martin, France
  • Partners

    Xavier Veilhan, artist and Alexis Bertrand, scenographer
  • Area

    1350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Monte-Carlo Pavillions / Affine Design

01:00 - 24 December, 2014
Monte-Carlo Pavillions / Affine Design, © Rémy Schejbal
© Rémy Schejbal

© Laurent Rouvrais © Rémy Schejbal © Rémy Schejbal © Rémy Schejbal +25

Bungalows. Seven Cities / M-Arquitectos

01:00 - 24 December, 2014
Bungalows. Seven Cities / M-Arquitectos , © Paulo Goulart
© Paulo Goulart

© Paulo Goulart © Paulo Goulart © Paulo Goulart © Paulo Goulart +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    9555 Sete Cidades, Portugal
  • Project Architects

    Fernando Monteiro, Marco Resendes, Miguel Sousa
  • Project Coordinator

    Fernando Monteiro
  • Team

    Marco Resendes, Miguel Sousa, Pedro Furtado, Diana Policarpo, Maria Melo Bento
  • Project Area

    346.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Architect's House / Jirau Arquitetura

01:00 - 24 December, 2014
Architect's House / Jirau Arquitetura, © Antônio Preggo
© Antônio Preggo

© Antônio Preggo © Antônio Preggo © Antônio Preggo © Antônio Preggo +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Caruaru - Pernambuco, Brasil
  • Project Architect

    Pablo Patriota
  • Co-authors

    Mariana Caraciolo e Bernardo Lopes
  • Project Area

    314.6 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

W+ house / 100 A

01:00 - 24 December, 2014
W+ house / 100 A , © CHOI, BK in 100 A
© CHOI, BK in 100 A

© CHOI, BK in 100 A © CHOI, BK in 100 A © CHOI, BK in 100 A © CHOI, BK in 100 A +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Area

    165.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Students Head To Finland To Construct Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia From Ice

00:00 - 24 December, 2014
Students Head To Finland To Construct Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia From Ice, Reimagining the Sagrada Familia in ice. Image © Bart van Overbeeke / TU/e
Reimagining the Sagrada Familia in ice. Image © Bart van Overbeeke / TU/e

A team of  from Eindhoven University are set to build a forty metre high model of Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia out of 'ice'. The project, which follows their completion of the world’s biggest ice dome last year, will be constructed from pykrete and reinforced with wood fibres. The fifty-strong team will head to Finland on the 28th December 2014 to begin construction of the impressive 1:5 scale model, which will be built in only four weeks in order to officially open in the last week of January 2015.

Read about their unique construction method and see photos of the preparatory work after the break.

Registration Open: European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA

01:00 - 24 December, 2014
Registration Open: European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA, © European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA
© European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA

The Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA, arises from the belief that heritage, as a vehicle for social integration and an economic vitalizing resource for the community, deserves to be appreciated and encouraged. In the current context, in which architectural heritage is considered not only to be a fundamental instrument of knowledge but also a first rate socioeconomic resource for the sustainable development of the territory, the disclosure, distinction and recognition of works and quality projects contributing to the preservation of the collective memory is imperative.

Christmas Lights in Madrid: Brut Deluxe's MOON Through the Lens of Miguel de Guzmán

00:00 - 24 December, 2014

Miguel de Guzmán, a noted photographer and Spanish audiovisual producer, has shared with us one of his most recent works. MOON is the lighting project by Brut Deluxe that has taken Madrid's Gran Vía, delivering a perfect urban setting for the year-end celebrations. This context is also the location of a new film by Imagen Subliminal, who has already delighted us in the past with audiovisual proposals for projects like The POP-UP House and Casa del Espinar. The full Moon, after the break.

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +12

Villa Buresø / Mette Lange Architects

01:00 - 24 December, 2014
Villa Buresø / Mette Lange Architects, © Hampus Berndtson
© Hampus Berndtson

© Hampus Berndtson © Hampus Berndtson © Hampus Berndtson © Hampus Berndtson +22

Bundesgymnasium Gainfarn - Bad Vöslau / Franz Architekten

01:00 - 24 December, 2014
Bundesgymnasium Gainfarn - Bad Vöslau / Franz Architekten, Courtesy of Franz Architekten
Courtesy of Franz Architekten

Courtesy of Franz Architekten Courtesy of Franz Architekten Courtesy of Franz Architekten Courtesy of Franz Architekten +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gainfarn, 2540 Bad Vöslau, Austria
  • Project Year

    2014

School in Chuquibambilla / AMA + Bosch Arquitectos

00:00 - 24 December, 2014
School in Chuquibambilla / AMA + Bosch Arquitectos, © Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia
© Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia

© Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia © Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia © Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia © Paulo Afonso / Marta Maccaglia +21

Recycling In Practice: Perkins + Will Finds New Life for Cardboard Tubes

00:00 - 24 December, 2014
Recycling In Practice: Perkins + Will Finds New Life for Cardboard Tubes,  Phase one view of the 'tube wall'. Image Courtesy of Perkins + Will
Phase one view of the 'tube wall'. Image Courtesy of Perkins + Will

In architectural offices, the cardboard tubes used in large-format rolls of paper seem to multiply at an alarming rate, populating every nook and cranny until they fill the rafters. The team at Perkins + Will Boston have invented a cheeky solution to stem cardboard tube proliferation in the form of a privacy screen that behaves simultaneously as a sound and visual barrier, and as a storage space. Composed of dozens of reclaimed cardboard tubes fitted into a CAD-mapped and cut plywood frame, the 'wall' provides ample opportunities for drawing storage, sunlight mitigation, and playful interaction without disrupting workflow.

Find out more about Perkins + Will's solution to cardboard tube waste after the break

Courtesy of Perkins + Will  Implementation plan . Image Courtesy of Perkins + Will Courtesy of Perkins + Will  Phase one installed. Image Courtesy of Perkins + Will +13

Christmas Wars: The Fight to Hold the World Record for the Most Christmas Lights

00:00 - 24 December, 2014
Christmas Wars: The Fight to Hold the World Record for the Most Christmas Lights  , The Gay’s house in LaGrangeville, New York. Image Courtesy of Guinness World Records
The Gay’s house in LaGrangeville, New York. Image Courtesy of Guinness World Records

In the ongoing battle to hold the Guinness World Record for the Most Lights on a Residential Property (aka the house-with-the-most-Christmas lights), the Gay family in LaGrangeville, New York has once again reclaimed their title. This year the family used 601,736 lights, spanning two acres and set to more than 200 songs. RITZ Crackers, part of Mondelēz International, helped the family top the record, providing 200,000 lights. The Gay family and the Richards family in Canberra, Australia, have been fighting for the title over the past three years. But not to be outdone, the Richards family took home the Guinness World Record for the Largest Image Made of LED lights for their Christmas light installation this year. The installation in Canberra used 1,194,380 lights to make a 3D image of three Christmas gifts spanning 3,865 square meters and raised money for the charity SIDS and Kids ACT.  See more pictures and read more about the ongoing lights competition at City Lab and Guinness World Records

Fujigaoka M / Sinato

01:00 - 24 December, 2014
Fujigaoka M / Sinato, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fujigaoka, Aoba Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Chikara Ohno
  • Area

    64.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Havre 69 / at103 + Reurbano

01:00 - 24 December, 2014
Havre 69 / at103 + Reurbano, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Havre 69, Juárez, 06600 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Francisco Pardo + Julio Amezcua (at103)
  • Project Area

    1506.63 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

M-Rad Proposes Live-Work Towers to Revitalize Downtown Las Vegas

00:00 - 24 December, 2014
M-Rad Proposes Live-Work Towers to Revitalize Downtown Las Vegas, © M-Rad
© M-Rad

The idea of mixed-use residential buildings is rapidly gaining popularity in urban America. The concept of being able to work within walking distance of where you live is both convenient and economical. Matthew Rosenberg, design director of M-Rad Studio, recognizes this, and has proposed a dramatic live/work design for the Downtown Project of Las Vegas, Nevada. Titled Inter-Act Residence, the building (or, potentially, series of buildings) would incorporate modular offices and apartments, strategically arranged for interaction between residents.