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Abedian School of Architecture Lecture Series 2014

00:00 - 13 March, 2014
Abedian School of Architecture Lecture Series 2014

The Abedian School of Architecture at Bond University released their complete lecture series for 2014. The cycle began in January and had its formal opening on February 8 with Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham, who designed the building. It will continue throughout the year with lectures by Kristen Whittle, John Wardle, Paul Minifie, Dagmar Reindhart, Lindsay and Kerry Clare, and finally Andrew Kudless on November 20. 

IIDA Names Recipients of 41st Interior Design Competition

00:00 - 13 March, 2014
IIDA Names Recipients of 41st Interior Design Competition, Spa in Mallorca; Porto Cristo, Spain / A2 arquitectos
Spa in Mallorca; Porto Cristo, Spain / A2 arquitectos

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) has named winners of its 41st Interior Design competition, celebrating “outstanding and innovative” interior design “that encourages new ideas and techniques.” In addition to this, the IIDA announced the  22nd winner of its annual Will Ching competition, which recognizes “originality and excellence in commercial design from firms with five or fewer employees.” Preview all the winners, after the break. 

Venice Biennale 2014: Turkey to Explore "Places of Memory" in Istanbul

00:00 - 13 March, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: Turkey to Explore "Places of Memory" in Istanbul, Places of Memory / Hafiza Mekanlari. Image © Ali Taptik
Places of Memory / Hafiza Mekanlari. Image © Ali Taptik

The İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Art (İKSV) has announced Turkey’s first-ever participation in the Venice Architecture Biennale: “Places of Memory.” Comprised of the work of five contemporary Turkish artists, and curated by architect Murat Tabanlıoğlu, the pavilion will aim to illustrate how a variety of 20th century architectural styles eventually evolved into a singe style throughout most of the contemporary world. 

Social Housing in Terrassa / TAC Arquitectes

01:00 - 13 March, 2014
Social Housing in Terrassa  / TAC Arquitectes, © José Hevia
© José Hevia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carretera de Rellinars, 08225 Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Eduard Gascón, Jordi Roig
  • Project Area

    9367.0 m2
  • Photography

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +18

Health Center In San Juan / Francisco Mangado

01:00 - 13 March, 2014
Health Center In San Juan / Francisco Mangado, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe
  • Architects

  • Location

    Pamplona, Navarre, Spain
  • Design Team

    Alfonso Alzugaray. Carlos Urzainqui, Carlos Pereda.
  • Area

    3725.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2000
  • Photographs

MAD's Ma Yansong Named 2014 Young Global Leader

00:00 - 13 March, 2014
MAD's Ma Yansong Named 2014 Young Global Leader, © ArchDaily
© ArchDaily

Ma Yansong, founder of MAD, has been named the 2014 Young Global Leader. The award, bestowed each year by the World Economic Forum (WEF), aims to "recognize the most distinguished leaders under the age of 40, nominated from around the world." Winning the title from a collection of 214 young leaders from 66 countries, Yansong is the first Chinese architect to be awarded this honour. According to the WEF, Yansong "commits himself to exploring the future of architecture by combining the city density, function, and the spirit of Shanshui, to reconnect the emotional link between human and nature." Watch our interview with Ma Yansong here.

Venice Biennale 2014: Israel Explores The Urburb, a Neither Urban nor Suburban Landscape

00:00 - 13 March, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: Israel Explores The Urburb, a Neither Urban nor Suburban Landscape, New neighbourhoods in Netanya. Image © Itamar Grinberg / The Israeli Pavilion 2014
New neighbourhoods in Netanya. Image © Itamar Grinberg / The Israeli Pavilion 2014

Neither urban nor suburban, the Urburb is a fragmented mosaic of one hundred years of modernist planning in Israel: early twentieth century garden-cities, mid-century social housing and generic, high-rise residential typologies of the past two decades. These residential mutations dominate the contemporary Israeli landscape, expanding and replacing existing textures, in an endless, repetitive cycle.

High rise residential buildings in Jerusalem. Image © Gili Merin / The Israeli Pavilion 2014 A contemporary Ville Radieuse: "Hadera Park" by Mann-Shinar Architects 2010. Image by Oren Eldar / The Israeli Pavilion Printing on sand . Image © Edith Kofsky / The Israeli Pavilion 2014 Construction site, Netanya. Image © Edith Kofsky / The Israeli Pavilion 2014 +10

House in La Jolla / Metropolis

01:00 - 13 March, 2014
House in La Jolla / Metropolis, © Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
  • Architects

  • Location

    Peru
  • Project Architect

    José Orrego Herrera
  • Project Area

    570.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photography

© Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano +24

Abanico House / Cynthia Seinfeld Lemlig

01:00 - 13 March, 2014
Abanico House  / Cynthia Seinfeld Lemlig , © Juan Solano
© Juan Solano

© Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano +30

169 Amsterdam / JSa

01:00 - 13 March, 2014
169 Amsterdam  / JSa, Courtesy of JSa
Courtesy of JSa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida Amsterdam 169, Hipódromo, Cuauhtémoc, 06100 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Design Team and Interiors

    Javier Sanchez, Juan Reyes, Aisha Ballesteros, Ingrid Ramos
  • Project Area

    3625.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

Courtesy of JSa Courtesy of JSa Courtesy of JSa Courtesy of JSa +32

AD Classics: Peabody Terrace / Sert, Jackson & Gourley

01:00 - 13 March, 2014
AD Classics: Peabody Terrace / Sert, Jackson & Gourley, © Jannis Werner
© Jannis Werner

Built in 1964 during his tenure as Dean at the Graduate School of Design, Josep Lluís Sert’s Peabody Terrace provides housing for almost 1500 Harvard graduate students and their families.  One of several projects Sert designed for Harvard’s campus, it is a manifestation of his vision for the ideal neighborhood. Many elements such as the negotiation of scale, mixed use program, shared open space and design aesthetic were influenced by but represent a departure from earlier modern housing projects.  

Peabody Terrace is a prototypical example of a twentieth-century project heralded by the architectural community as an exemplar of progressive modern ideals, but lambasted by neighbors and members of the general public for being unattractive, cold and imposing. This project and others like it highlight the disconnect that can occur between the architectural intelligentsia and the communities in which they build.  

Via Wikiarquitectura © Alexandru Culiuc Via Wikiarquitectura via Wikipedia Commons +26

Ultra-Ruin / Marco Casagrande

01:00 - 13 March, 2014
Ultra-Ruin / Marco Casagrande, © AdDa Zei
© AdDa Zei
  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    AdDa Zei, Courtesy of Marco Casagrande

© AdDa Zei © AdDa Zei Courtesy of Marco Casagrande © AdDa Zei +49

St. James Cathedral Centre / architectsAlliance

01:00 - 13 March, 2014
St. James Cathedral Centre  / architectsAlliance, © Tom Arban
© Tom Arban
  • Architects

  • Location

    65 King Street East, Toronto, ON M5C 1G3, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Peter Clewes
  • Design Architect

    Heather Rolleston
  • Project Architect

    Robert Cadeau
  • Design Team

    Masoud Mahboubullah, Javier Viteri
  • Area

    2355.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban +22

Liget Budapest International Design Competition

01:00 - 13 March, 2014
Liget Budapest International Design Competition

The Museum of Fine Arts Budapest and the Városliget Zrt. 100 % owned by the Hungarian State announce an open, international, two-stage design competition for the design of museum buildings within the framework of the Liget Budapest Project on the territory of the City Park Budapest. The construction of the new buildings, the complete renewal of the green area of the City Park, and the renovation of the institutions already present Liget Budapest will be one of Budapest’s leading, well-known tourist and cultural destinations and a unique family park recognised as such all over Europe.

Pins De La Brume Hotel / GOA Architects

01:00 - 13 March, 2014
Courtesy of GOA Architects
Courtesy of GOA Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    8 Lingyin Road, Xihu, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, 310000
  • Design Team

    Chen Binxin, Li Zheng
  • Project Chief Manager

    He Jun
  • Area

    5500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of GOA Architects

Courtesy of GOA Architects Courtesy of GOA Architects Courtesy of GOA Architects Courtesy of GOA Architects +23

Floating in Space / W design architecture studio

01:00 - 13 March, 2014
Floating in Space / W design architecture studio , © Jamie Thom
© Jamie Thom

© DOOK © DOOK © DOOK © DOOK +12

VER House / Bmrg Arquitectos

01:00 - 13 March, 2014
VER House / Bmrg Arquitectos, © Sebastian Thomas
© Sebastian Thomas
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chicureo, Colina, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Gonzalo Rudolphy, Maria José Bizama
  • Collaborators

    Juan Manuel Chacón, Nicolás Hidalgo
  • Area

    340.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Sebastian Thomas © Sebastian Thomas © Sebastian Thomas © Sebastian Thomas +25

5 Ways Koolhaas' Biennale Will Be Different From the Rest

00:00 - 13 March, 2014
5 Ways Koolhaas' Biennale Will Be Different From the Rest, Paolo Baratta and Rem Koolhaas. © Giorgio Zucchiatti. Image Courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia
Paolo Baratta and Rem Koolhaas. © Giorgio Zucchiatti. Image Courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia

As Rem Koolhaas completes the introductory press circuit for the 2014 Venice Biennale, we're learning more about one of the most anticipated Biennales in recent memory. Here's what we've gleaned from Oliver Wainwright's revealing story in today's Guardian:

1. Koolhaas has been asked to direct the Venice Biennale before, but hasn't accepted until now. "I have been asked to direct it a number of times before, but I held out for two conditions: that I have a year and a half to plan it, and that I can sever all connections with contemporary architecture – which is not in particularly good health."