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Faaborg Harbor Bath / URBAN AGENCY + JDS + CREO ARKITEKTER

01:00 - 23 June, 2014
Faaborg Harbor Bath / URBAN AGENCY + JDS + CREO ARKITEKTER, Courtesy of Urban Agency
Courtesy of Urban Agency

© Mette Krull Courtesy of Urban Agency © Mette Krull Courtesy of Urban Agency +37

Edmonton Airport Offices and Control Tower / DIALOG

01:00 - 22 June, 2014
Edmonton Airport Offices and Control Tower / DIALOG, © Tom Arban
© Tom Arban

© Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    1000 Airport Road, Edmonton International Airport, EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, AB T9E 0V3, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Stephen Boyd
  • Area

    8410.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Elwood House / Robert Nichol & Sons

01:00 - 22 June, 2014
Elwood House / Robert Nichol & Sons, © Michael Evans
© Michael Evans

© Michael Evans © Michael Evans © Michael Evans © Michael Evans +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Elwood VIC 3184, Australia
  • Design Team

    David Nicholson, Brett Robertson, Vonne Yang, Jason Chongue, Fiona Plaisted
  • Interior Designer

    Dominique Rizzotto
  • Area

    248.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Ether / Project Meganom

01:00 - 22 June, 2014
Ether  / Project Meganom, Courtesy of Project Meganom
Courtesy of Project Meganom

Courtesy of Project Meganom Courtesy of Marco Zanta Courtesy of Marco Zanta Courtesy of Marco Zanta +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Butikovskiy pereulok, 7, Moscow, Russia, 119034
  • Architects in Charge

    Yury Grigoryan, Alexandra Pavlova, Iliya Kuleshov
  • Collaborators

    U. Villen, V. Zherebtsov
  • Area

    930.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Project Meganom, Courtesy of Marco Zanta

Interview: Phyllis Lambert on Winning the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

00:00 - 22 June, 2014
Phyllis Lambert, 1959, during her studies at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Image Courtesy of Ed Duckett
Phyllis Lambert, 1959, during her studies at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Image Courtesy of Ed Duckett

“Architects make architecture; Phyllis Lambert made architects,” Rem Koolhaas said of his decision to award Phyllis Lambert with this year’s Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale. In an interview published on iconeye.com, the website for Icon Magazine, the 87-year-old founding director of the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) discusses her career, Mies van der Rohe, and the state of contemporary architecture with the editor of Icon, Christopher TurnerRead on to learn about her influential life in architecture.

Congratulations on your Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. How did you learn that you'd been awarded the honour?

Thank you very much. I got a phone call from the curator, Rem Koolhaas, telling me and I had to wait for weeks as it went before the board, unable to tell anybody – then I got an official letter. Isn't it wonderful?

VIDEO: Daniel Libeskind on Drawing, Architecture's Forgotten Fundamental

00:00 - 22 June, 2014

In this video from our friends at Spirit of Space, Daniel Libeskind talks about his installation for the Venice Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale, entitled 'Sonnets in Babylon'. The installation deals with drawing, an act that Libeskind believes is "the foundational art, and the mystery and the magic of all buildings and cities." To Libeskind, drawings are akin to religious materials, communicating meaning without the use of a fixed language and each with its own power to shape the way we understand the world around us. At the end he gives a hint as to why he is so attached to drawings: "I drew for many years before I even built a building. But I based those buildings that I built on the drawings I made... Every drawing is also a tool for the future."

What Can Be Learnt From The Smithsons' "New Brutalism" In 2014?

00:00 - 22 June, 2014
What Can Be Learnt From The Smithsons' "New Brutalism" In 2014?, Alison and Peter Smithson (year unknown)
Alison and Peter Smithson (year unknown)

Sheffield born Alison Gill, later to be known as Alison Smithson, was one half of one of the most influential Brutalist architectural partnerships in history. On the day that she would be celebrating her 86th birthday we take a look at how the impact of her and Peter Smithson's architecture still resonates well into the 21st century, most notably in the British Pavilion at this year's Venice Biennale. With London's Robin Hood Gardens, one of their most well known and large scale social housing projects, facing imminent demolition how might their style, hailed by Reyner Banham in 1955 as the "new brutalism", hold the key for future housing projects?

Robin Hood Gardens, London. Image Courtesy of John Levett - http://www.flickr.com/photos/joseph_beuys_hat/ Robin Hood Gardens, London. Image Courtesy of Amanda Vincent-Rous - http://www.flickr.com/photos/51746218@N03/ Drawing at the 2014 Venice Biennale, Alison & Peter Smithson (1963). Image © James Taylor-Foster Robin Hood Gardens, Alison and Peter Smithson +8

Photographic Archive Crowdsources Your Memories of The Mac

00:00 - 22 June, 2014
Photographic Archive Crowdsources Your Memories of The Mac, The Glasgow School of Art Library in 1976. Image © Gordon Hawes Via The Mac Photographic Archive
The Glasgow School of Art Library in 1976. Image © Gordon Hawes Via The Mac Photographic Archive

The interior of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art is, thankfully, being restored after being tragically damaged by fire last month. However, despite Scottish Fire and Rescue managing to save around 70% of the building's precious contents, many will likely struggle to get over the feeling that something is missing without the natural patina of 100 years of use.

The Old Library / TateHindle

01:00 - 22 June, 2014
Courtesy of TateHindle
Courtesy of TateHindle
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenue Road, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV31 3PF, United Kingdom
  • Architect in Charge

    Andrew Tate-TateHindle
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of TateHindle

Courtesy of TateHindle Courtesy of TateHindle Courtesy of TateHindle Courtesy of TateHindle +17

AD Round Up: Architecture in Singapore

00:00 - 22 June, 2014
The Star / Andrew Bromberg of Aedas. Image Courtesy of Aedas
The Star / Andrew Bromberg of Aedas. Image Courtesy of Aedas

BCI Asia recently released its top ten awards list for architecture firms in Singapore. In recognition of some of these firms, as well as the excellence of the built work across this sovereign city-state, we’ve collected some of our favorite projects from Singapore. In this round-up you’ll find a mall by Aedas, a house by Ong&Ong, and a theme park attraction by DP Architects - all firms that placed on BCI’s list. No less deserving of attention is this public library by LOOK Architects, a hospital by Broadway Malyan, an art school by WOHA. The Tangga House, Cluny House, and The Golden Box, designed by Neri & Hu, Guz Architects, and K2Ld respectively are also fabulous works. We hope you’ll enjoy these projects, as well as our full list of architecture in Singapore located here.

Video: The City With the Most Constructivist Buildings in the World

00:00 - 22 June, 2014

Few Constructivist projects made it through the World Wars, but if you're looking for those that did, you'd be wise to travel to Yekaterinburg, Russia. With over a dozen complexes, the city probably has the world's biggest collection of Constructivist buildings—and it's definitely the only place with a hotel in the shape of a hammer and sickle.

The fascinating video above by Ural Life and Culture tours the city and surveys the elements common to Constructivist buildings. Yekaterinburg was a laboratory for Constructivist architects who started building there soon after the movement was founded in Moscow in 1921. Architects from all over the Soviet Union, Poland, and Germany designed 4-5 story apartment blocks and office towers to replace single story wooden houses. The Soviets also introduced new typologies like public baths, kindergartens, and a 14-building secret police complex called the "Little Town of Cheka Officers," with covered passages so residents could walk between buildings indoors. 

Smena Fitness Club / za bor architects

01:00 - 22 June, 2014
Smena Fitness Club / za bor architects, Courtesy of za bor architects
Courtesy of za bor architects

Courtesy of za bor architects Courtesy of za bor architects Courtesy of za bor architects Courtesy of za bor architects +27

Urban Design for an Urban Century: Shaping More Livable, Equitable, and Resilient Cities

01:00 - 21 June, 2014
Urban Design for an Urban Century: Shaping More Livable, Equitable, and Resilient Cities, Courtesy of Wiley
Courtesy of Wiley

In Urban Design for an Urban Century: Shaping More Livable, Equitable, and Resilient Cities (2nd Edition), by Lance Jay Brown, David Dixon, historical trends and practices are used to explain current theories of urbanism. The following excerpt illustrates one such historical trend, detailing exactly how the advent of railroads and skyscrapers following the Industrial Revolution radically changed the urban landscape.

Before the Industrial Revolution, forces such as trade, agriculture, and defense determined the shape of cities in North America and Europe, whether planned or unplanned. How far a person could reasonably walk and the requirements of carts, wagons, and herds of animals heavily influenced the layout and dimensions of city streets regardless of the form the larger city took. Defensive strategy and technology also dictated form, but the resulting walls — and the need to guard them — often imposed smaller footprints than cities might otherwise have produced.

Prado House / CoA arquitectura + Estudio Macías Peredo + TAAB

01:00 - 21 June, 2014
Prado House / CoA arquitectura + Estudio Macías Peredo + TAAB, © Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina
© Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina

© Jaime Navarro © Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina © Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina © Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina +19

Emerging Practices in India: Abin Design Studio

01:00 - 21 June, 2014
International Management Institute, Bhubaneswar: Library from the courtyard. Image Courtesy of Abin Design Studio
International Management Institute, Bhubaneswar: Library from the courtyard. Image Courtesy of Abin Design Studio

Indian Architect & Builder, through a two-part series titled ‘’ (Volumes I and II), delves deeper into contemporary Indian practices that have carved a unique identity and place for themselves in the country today. This article, part of the first volume of the series takes a closer look at ‘Abin Design Studio’, a Kolkata-based architectural firm.

In a city that, though culturally rich, has remained fairly neglectful of contemporary architectural developments, Abin Design Studio’s dynamic philosophy attempts to trigger a ‘think revolution’ by challenging the conventional and recreating the city-scape of Kolkata. Abin Design Studio was founded in October 2005 by Abin Chaudhuri, who partnered with Jui Mallick in 2006. What started off as a small three-person firm is now a frontline organisation rendering complete design solutions from conceptualisation to realisation of space, object and visual.

The projects have a strong spatial quality which fuse lessons from past traditions with aspirations of the present in a sparkling coup of energy. Their passion to transform and nerve to challenge is almost incomparable. Indian Architect & Builder’s interview with the founders, after the break…

Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Centre, Istanbul: Competition entry. Image Courtesy of Abin Design Studio International Institute of Management, Kolkata: Process sketch. Image Courtesy of Abin Design Studio School of Architecture & Planning, Bhopal: View of the academic block. Image Courtesy of Abin Design Studio International Management Institute, Bhubaneswar: View from the administrative block. Image Courtesy of Abin Design Studio +33

T-Boutique / Studio Pha

01:00 - 21 June, 2014
T-Boutique / Studio Pha, © Filip Šlapal
© Filip Šlapal

© Filip Šlapal © Filip Šlapal © Filip Šlapal © Filip Šlapal +12

Nagyerdo Football Stadium / BORD

01:00 - 21 June, 2014
© Tibor Olah
© Tibor Olah
  • Architects

  • Location

    Debrecen, Hungary
  • Architect in Charge

    Peter Bordas
  • Co-ordinating architect

    Robert Benke
  • Design Team

    Robert Gulyas, Gabriella Gaspar, Annamaria Holovits, Tamas Mezey, Timea Szabo, Julia Szendroi,Tamas Tolvaj, Annamaria Toth, Kata Zih
  • Area

    7000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Tibor Olah © Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky +52

Make It Right Unveils 5 New Designs for Housing in Fort Peck Reservation

00:00 - 21 June, 2014
Make It Right Unveils 5 New Designs for Housing in Fort Peck Reservation, LivingHomes' Design. Image Courtesy of Living Homes
LivingHomes' Design. Image Courtesy of Living Homes

Make It Right, the organization founded by Brad Pitt to provide housing to those in need, has unveiled 5 designs for their new initiative in the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana. The designs - by GRAFT, Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative, Architecture for Humanity, Method Homes and Living Homes - are inspired by cradle-to-cradle principles, will be LEED Platinum rated and have been developed alongside community consultation with the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes of Fort Peck.

The organization is planning to build 20 new homes on the reservation, as well as developing a sustainable masterplan for the entire 3,300 square mile reservation, with construction planned to start later this year.

More on the development of Make It Right's Fort Peck initiative after the break.

Method Homes' Design. Image Courtesy of Method Homes Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative's Design. Image Courtesy of Make It Right Architecture For Humanity's design. Image Courtesy of Make It Right GRAFT's Design. Image Courtesy of GRAFT +5