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Da-Yo Fire Station / K-Architect

20:00 - 18 February, 2014
Da-Yo Fire Station / K-Architect, © Lee Fotografy
© Lee Fotografy

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Latitude Studio Designs "Future Mall" Exhibition Space in Beijing

18:00 - 18 February, 2014
Latitude Studio Designs "Future Mall" Exhibition Space in Beijing, Entrance Facade (night). Image Courtesy of Latitude Studio
Entrance Facade (night). Image Courtesy of Latitude Studio

Latitude Studio, based in Barcelona and Beijing, have unveiled designs for a showroom exhibition centre in China's capital city. Integral to the design is how visitors circulate and interact with the spaces centred around the "future shopping mall". Including an auditorium, model spaces and views onto an area which is expected to see enormous retail development, the building's central atrium and "thematic sightseeing walk" offer a unique journey for the visitor.

20 Architects Listed to Compete for Estonian Cultural Facility

18:32 - 18 February, 2014

Zaha Hadid, Rick Joy, and COOP HIMMELB(L)AU are three of 20 diverse architects shortlisted to compete for the commission of the International Arvo Pärt Center near Tallinn. As part of the competition’s second stage, the selected practices will move forward with the design of a 2,000-square-meter expandable facility which will be used to house the famous Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s work on a wooden coastal site in Laulasmaa. 

The Union of Estonian Architects (UEA) will announce the winner on June 20. See a complete list of the competing architects, after the break.

A Place of Exchanges / zigzag architecture

18:00 - 18 February, 2014
A Place of Exchanges / zigzag architecture, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo
  • Architects

  • Location

    24 Avenue Gustave Delory, 59170 Croix, France
  • Design Team

    Etienne Fromont, Emma Desprets, Mathieu Le Cosquer, Jérémy Guerbadot, Nicolas Ecrepont, Jean-Philippe Augusto
  • Area

    43000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +24

Phoenix Determined to Build BIG Pin

16:49 - 18 February, 2014
Phoenix Determined to Build BIG Pin, © BIG
© BIG

Although Arizona developer Novawest was determined to build BIG’s 420-foot observation tower in downtown Phoenix before the 2015 Super Bowl, failed negotiations has left them without a site. Once planned for the interior courtyard of the Arizona Science Center, the privately-funded project is now being considered for an undisclosed downtown site with completion rescheduled for 2016. Considering the project has received a considerable amount of support from city officials, it seems inevitable that the BIG pin will eventually be built despite harsh criticism from nearby residents. Modifications for the new site will be minimal. You can review the design here

BIG Shortlisted to Design ARTA "Arts Cluster" in Arnhem

15:00 - 18 February, 2014
BIG Shortlisted to Design ARTA "Arts Cluster" in Arnhem, Courtesy of BIG
Courtesy of BIG

As we announced yesterday, four impressive teams have unveiled their shortlisted proposals to design a new house for an existing art museum and film theater on a waterfront site in Arnhem. Competing to design the “ArtA” cultural center includes BIG, who teamed up with Amsterdam-based Allard Architecture to propose a scheme that would merge the two facilities by constructing “a simple building volume of two poles: The Film Theater facing the city and the Art Museum facing the river.”

Mecanoo, Martinez + Johnson Selected to Redesign Mies' MLK Memorial Library

12:34 - 18 February, 2014
© Mecanoo with Martinez + Johnson Architecture
© Mecanoo with Martinez + Johnson Architecture


Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has named Mecanoo architecten and Martinez + Johnson Architecture winners of a competition to reinvent Mies van der Rohe’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - the only library and D.C. building ever designed by the legendary architect. The Netherlands- and D.C.-based team aims to resurrect the neglected building by improving "Mies in a contemporary Miesian way." This includes opening up the boxy interiors to enhance flow and increase natural light and, most dramatically, sculpting two rooftop terraces by topping the historic landmark structure with a four-story, mixed-use addition.

Fjelstervang Udeforsamlingshus / Spektrum Arkitekter

10:00 - 18 February, 2014
Fjelstervang Udeforsamlingshus  / Spektrum Arkitekter, Courtesy of Spektrum Arkitekter
Courtesy of Spektrum Arkitekter

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Is It Time To Abandon the Coastline?

08:00 - 18 February, 2014
Is It Time To Abandon the Coastline?, New Jersey in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Image © Governor's Office / Tim Larsen
New Jersey in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Image © Governor's Office / Tim Larsen

Between Hurricane Sandy in the USA and ongoing storms and floods damaging large areas of Britain, the issues of flood prevention and coastal defense are now a top priority for planners on both sides of the Atlantic. This article in the Guardian asks whether it might be time to give in to the sea and rethink our affinity for coastal living; and this one on Architecture Boston asks to what extent society should be expected to foot the bill for those in high-risk areas, and wonders how, legally, the state could encourage people to live elsewhere.

House B.A.B.E. / destilat

08:00 - 18 February, 2014
House B.A.B.E. / destilat, Courtesy of destilat
Courtesy of destilat
  • Architects

  • Location

    Am Bachlberg, Linz, Austria
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of destilat

Courtesy of destilat Courtesy of destilat Courtesy of destilat Courtesy of destilat +21

Casa Tomás / LAB, Laboratory for Architecture in Barcelona

06:00 - 18 February, 2014
Casa Tomás / LAB, Laboratory for Architecture in Barcelona, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +16

The Berlage Public Events Spring 2014

02:00 - 18 February, 2014
The Berlage Public Events Spring 2014

The Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design have announced their public events for Spring 2014. The public events are part of The Good Life series, "a multi-format program exploring the relationship of the built environment to collective pursuits, personal aspirations, and the contemporary world. It aims to reveal how—on different scales and in various cultural contexts—architecture and urban design can contribute and enrich societal livelihood."

M2 Technological Building, University of Salamanca / Sanchez Gil Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 February, 2014
M2 Technological Building,  University of Salamanca / Sanchez Gil Arquitectos, © Fernando Sánchez Cuadrado
© Fernando Sánchez Cuadrado
  • Architects

  • Location

    Villamayor, Salamanca, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Emilio Sánchez Gil, Fernando Sánchez Cuadrado, Emilio Sánchez Cuadrado
  • Technical Architects

    José Francisco González Hernández, Joaquín Goyenechea
  • Project Area

    3245.0 m2
  • Photography

    Fernando Sánchez Cuadrado

© Fernando Sánchez Cuadrado © Fernando Sánchez Cuadrado © Fernando Sánchez Cuadrado © Fernando Sánchez Cuadrado +23

DT Puerto Roldán House / VismaraCorsi Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 February, 2014
DT Puerto Roldán House / VismaraCorsi Arquitectos, © Sebastián Clavere
© Sebastián Clavere
  • Architects

  • Location

    Roldán, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
  • Project Area

    76.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photography

    Sebastián Clavere

© Sebastián Clavere © Sebastián Clavere © Sebastián Clavere © Sebastián Clavere +21

Ourcq Jaures Student & Social Housing / Lacaton & Vassal

01:00 - 18 February, 2014
Ourcq Jaures Student & Social Housing / Lacaton & Vassal, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault
  • Architects

  • Location

    19th arrondissement of Paris, Paris, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Anne Lacaton & Jean Philippe Vassal
  • Project Manager

    Gaetan Redelsperger
  • Area

    5740.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +47

AM House / Giampaolo Mazzon

01:00 - 18 February, 2014
AM House / Giampaolo Mazzon, © Francesco Castagna
© Francesco Castagna

© Francesco Castagna © Francesco Castagna © Francesco Castagna © Francesco Castagna +23

P12 House / Martin Dulanto

01:00 - 18 February, 2014
P12 House  / Martin Dulanto, © Juan Solano
© Juan Solano

© Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano +50

Circle Reading Hospital / Brydenwood

01:00 - 18 February, 2014
Circle Reading Hospital / Brydenwood, © Jocelyn Low
© Jocelyn Low

© Jocelyn Low © Jocelyn Low © Jocelyn Low © Jocelyn Low +18