House in Pedrogão / Phyd Arquitectura

01:00 - 10 September, 2013
© Montserrat Zamorano
© Montserrat Zamorano

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Data Centre In Cerdanyola / ACXT

01:00 - 10 September, 2013
© Edouard Decam
© Edouard Decam
  • Architect Office

  • Location

    Avinguda Parc Tecnològic, 08290 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Tono Fernández Usón
  • Team

    Magdlena Ostornol, Fernando Rial, Elida Mosquera, Manuel Lópes Periquito
  • Area

    25000.0 m2
  • Year

    2011
  • Photography

© Edouard Decam © Edouard Decam © Edouard Decam © Edouard Decam +17

Southbank Centre Releases Proposals for Urban Skateboarding Space

00:00 - 10 September, 2013
Design option for new skateable space at Southbank Centre by 42 Architects. Image Courtesy of The Southbank Centre
Design option for new skateable space at Southbank Centre by 42 Architects. Image Courtesy of The Southbank Centre

Ever since London's Southbank Centre and Feilden Clegg Bradley revealed plans for the new ‘Festival Wing' earlier this year, the plans have come under fire - and by no group more vociferous than London's skateboarders

The original plans proposed converting the space under Hungerford Bridge, used by skateboarders for years, into a new riverside area for urban arts. In response to skateboarders' outcry, Southbank Centre has decided to alter the design of the space so that skateboarders' needs will be taken into account. The Centre commissioned Iain Borden, skater and Professor of Architecture and Urban Culture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, and Rich Holland, skater and architectural designer at Floda31 to prepare a draft design brief earlier this summer; now, three architectural practices with skate-space experience have responded to the brief with three potential designs.·

An expert panel of skaters, including Borden, Holland, and film-maker Winstan Whitter, will then be responsible for "selecting the architect they’d most like to work with, finalising the design brief and developing the design." 

Check out the proposals from 42 Architects, SNE Architects and Rich Architecture, after the break... 

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson's Latest Apple Store Opens

00:00 - 10 September, 2013
Apple Store at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California. Image Courtesy of Wall St Cheat Sheet
Apple Store at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California. Image Courtesy of Wall St Cheat Sheet

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the architectural firm behind Apple's iconic 5th Avenue store, has returned to the tech brand to design their latest store in Palo Alto, California.

Although the new store maintains the glass storefront typical of Apple, the new store - which will be the prototype for stores opening next year in Portland, Oregon and Aix-en-Provence, France - distinctively features a "floating" roof design as well as a stone wall that hides half the store. 

The store's opening may be in preparation for the increase in sales that will follow the unveiling of two new iphone models (today, purportedly). 

More info on the new Apple store design, after the break...

Tawharanui House / RTA Studio

01:00 - 10 September, 2013
© Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds
  • Architects

    RTA Studio · Office Profile, Richard Naish
  • Location

    Northland, New Zealand
  • Architect in Charge

    Richard Naish
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

    Patrick Reynolds

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Rjukan Town Cabin / Rallar Arkitekter

01:00 - 10 September, 2013
© Per Berntsen
© Per Berntsen

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Chaoyang Park Project / MAD Architects

01:00 - 10 September, 2013
© MAD Architects
© MAD Architects

As a continuation to his “Shan-Shui City” concept, which envisions a “city of mountains and water,” Ma Yansong of MAD Architects has proposed an interpretation of China’s ancient natural philosophy in the contemporary city: the Chaoyang Park project. Situated in the world’s second largest city park and surrounded by a typical Chinese business district, the Chaoyang Park project seeks to infuse the “vigorous Shan-Shui culture” with a new urban typology that unites architecture and nature as a single entity. 

Contemporary Art Center – FRAC / Kengo Kuma & Associates

01:00 - 9 September, 2013
© Nicolas Waltefaugle
© Nicolas Waltefaugle

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Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law / Architectus + Guymer Bailey Architects

01:00 - 9 September, 2013
Courtesy of Architectus
Courtesy of Architectus
  • Architects

  • Location

    Queensland, Australia
  • Design Director

    John Hockings
  • Project Director

    John Grealy
  • Project Architect

    Henry Hancock
  • Architectus Team

    Ashley Beckett, Juan Benavides, Kelly Burke, Mark Burrowes, Stacey Carroll, Nadia Casati, Kalene Cassie, Stephen Chandler, Sam Charles-Ginn, Lindsay Clare, Patrick Clifford, Craig Earley, Kirstie Galloway, Katia Gard, Adrian Hanby, Juliana Hannah, Glen Hartman, Matthew Herzig, Brett Hinze, Mark Hogan, Andrew Jones, Georgia Kirkwood, Quelia Kleemann, Klara Kormendy, Min Kyu Lim, Stephen Long, Ashneel Maharaj, Cherissa McCaughey, Bill Mcllwraith, Fedor Medek, Anya Meng, Simon Moisey, Melinda Morrison, Angus Munro, Jessica O'Shea, Robert Ousey, Rohan Patil, Kurt Piccardi, Michael Ray, Kirk Smith, Ray Smith, Richard Stone, Erik Sziraki, Janina Thieme, Anna van Hecs, Keith Ward, Mark Wilde, Erin Wheatley
  • Guymer Bailey Team

    Ralph Bailey, Phil Jackson, Nick Josephsen, Anthony McKibben, Angela Morton, Christina Renger, David Toussaint, Joel Sim
  • Managing Contractor

    Lend Lease
  • Area

    64000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Architectus

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Motuoapa House / Mark Frazerhurst Architect

01:00 - 9 September, 2013
© Sam Hartnett
© Sam Hartnett

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One Family Dwelling / Rob Dubois

01:00 - 9 September, 2013
Courtesy of Rob Dubois
Courtesy of Rob Dubois
  • Architects

  • Location

    Pals, Girona, Spain
  • Technical Architects

    Jordi Fontanella & Clara Artero
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Rob Dubois

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On Art, Urbanism, and Gehry in LA: A Conversation with Edwin Chan

01:00 - 9 September, 2013
Iman Ansari with Edwin Chan at Walt Disney Music Hall. Image Courtesy of an-onymous.com.
Iman Ansari with Edwin Chan at Walt Disney Music Hall. Image Courtesy of an-onymous.com.

In this article, which originally appeared in Metropolis Magazine’s Point of View Blog as “Q&A: Edwin Chan,” Iman Ansari interviews Edwin Chan, a design partner at Frank Gehry architects for 25 years, about Gehry and the many significant cultural and institutional projects he worked on before starting his own practice, EC3.

Iman Ansari: When we look at the work of Frank Gehry or Thom Mayne, as LA architects, there is a certain symbolic relationship to the city evident in the work: the industrial character of these buildings and elements of the highway or automobile culture that tie the architecture to the larger urban infrastructure, the scale of the projects, as well as the conscious use of materials such as metal, glass or concrete. But as freestanding machine-like objects sitting at the heart of the city these buildings also embody certain ideals and values that are uniquely American, such as individualism, and freedom of expression. In your opinion how is Frank Gehry's work tied to Los Angeles or the American culture?

Edwin Chan: Absolutely. I think Frank's work definitely has DNA of LA as a city. We talk about the idea of a democratic city a lot, and coincidentally Hillary Clinton mentioned that in her speech recently saying: “We need a new architecture for this new world, more Frank Gehry than formal Greek,” because it's the expression of democracy. In that sense you could think about the building embodying certain type of values that are manifested architecturally. 

Chiat/ Day/ Mojo headquarters, Venice, California. Image Courtesy of an-onymous.com. Walt Disney Music Hall. Image Courtesy of an-onymous.com. Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Image Courtesy of an-onymous.com. Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California. Image Courtesy of an-onymous.com. +7

Bio Mass Power Plant / Matteo Thun & Partners

01:00 - 9 September, 2013
© Jens Weber
© Jens Weber

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HygroSkin-Meteorosensitive Pavilion / Achim Menges Architect + Oliver David Krieg + Steffen Reichert

01:00 - 9 September, 2013
Courtesy of ICD University of Stuttgart
Courtesy of ICD University of Stuttgart
  • Architects

    Achim Menges Architect · Office Profile, Oliver David Krieg , Steffen Reichert
  • Location

    45100 Orléans-la-Source, France
  • Project Team

    Steffen Reichert, Boyan Mihaylov (Achim Menges)- Prof. Achim Menges, Oliver David Krieg, Steffen Reichert, Nicola Burggraf, Zachary Christian, David Correa, Katja Rinderspacher, Tobias Schwinn with Yordan Domuzov, Tobias Finkh, Gergana Hadzhimladenova, Michael Herrick, Vanessa Mayer, Henning Otte, Ivaylo Perianov, Sara Petrova, Philipp Siedler, Xenia Tiefensee, Sascha Vallon, Leyla Yunis (ICD University of Stuttgart)
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of ICD University of Stuttgart

Courtesy of ICD University of Stuttgart Courtesy of ICD University of Stuttgart Courtesy of ICD University of Stuttgart Courtesy of ICD University of Stuttgart +39

Cloudy Bay Winery / Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects + Paul Rolfe Architects

01:00 - 9 September, 2013
© Mike Rolfe
© Mike Rolfe

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01:00 - 9 September, 2013
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Brewer House / Sarah Scott Architects Ltd

01:00 - 9 September, 2013
© Mickey Ross
© Mickey Ross

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