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Lucie Aubrac School / Coldefy & Associates Architects Urban Planners (CAAU)

01:00 - 20 January, 2014
Lucie Aubrac School / Coldefy & Associates Architects Urban Planners (CAAU), © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +38

"Post-Quake Visions" Young Architects Competition Results Announced

00:00 - 20 January, 2014
"Post-Quake Visions" Young Architects Competition Results Announced, First Place / Caterina Spadoni, Valentina Brunetti. Image Courtesy of YAC
First Place / Caterina Spadoni, Valentina Brunetti. Image Courtesy of YAC

The results for the latest Young Architects Competition (YAC), Post-Quake Visions, have been announced. The competition aimed to discover innovative ways to overcome the effects of a seismic catastrophe over a medieval Mediterranean town. Participants were encouraged to rethink and redesign the quake-inflicted gaps left inside ancient urban tissues. With 356 enrolled teams comprising of 808 designers, see the winning results and Gold Mentions after the break.

2013 Hong Kong Biennale, UABB (Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism /Architecture)

01:00 - 20 January, 2014
Make Out City, BKK Collective (Architect Kidd, Chat Architects, Studio Make, Things Matter)
Make Out City, BKK Collective (Architect Kidd, Chat Architects, Studio Make, Things Matter)

Now in its 5th edition, the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture (UABB) is the only biennial exhibition in the world to be based exclusively on the themes of urbanism and urbanization. The Biennale is co-organized by Shenzhen and Hong Kong, two of the most intensely urban cities in the world, where political and economical contexts have shaped unique urban dynamics.

On display until February 23rd, the Hong Kong Biennale is curated by Colin Fournier, together with Executive Curators Joshua Lau and Allen Poon of TETRA and Travis Bunt and Tat Lam of URBANUS.

The Biennale is “informed by the singularity of Hong Kong but it will not be primarily about Hong Kong, just as the Venice Biennale is not about Venice: it will be about the cities of the world, making use of the unique bi-city setting of the Biennale as a platform to address global issues in a visionary and critical way.” You can read the complete curatorial statement here.

Photos and more about the individual exhibits after the break:

Monsoon Retreat / Abraham John ARCHITECTS

01:00 - 20 January, 2014
Monsoon Retreat / Abraham John ARCHITECTS, © Alan Abraham
© Alan Abraham
  • Architects

  • Location

    Khandala, Maharashtra, India
  • Design Team

    Abraham John, Alan Abraham, Anca Florescu, Bhavika Chauhan, Niranjan Fulsunder, Amey Mhatre
  • Area

    777.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Alan Abraham © Alan Abraham © Alan Abraham © Alan Abraham +26

VIDEO: "If You Build It" Trailer

00:00 - 20 January, 2014

If You Build It is a documentary following the story of high school students in Windsor, a small and downtrodden rural town in Bertie County, North Carolina. In this setting, architects Emily Pilloton and Matt Miller started Project H, an educational initiative designed to not only improve the education of these disadvantaged young people, but also to reach out to the wider community and make real change.

Read on for more about Project H and the If You Build It documentary

Le Corbusier's Ronchamp, Vandalized

00:00 - 20 January, 2014
Le Corbusier's Ronchamp, Vandalized, AD Classics: Ronchamp / Le Corbusier. Image © Cara Hyde-Basso
AD Classics: Ronchamp / Le Corbusier. Image © Cara Hyde-Basso

Originally posted in Metropolis Magazine, Samuel Medina reports on the irreparable damage caused by vandalism at Le Corbusier's Chapel of Ronchamp.  

On Friday, a nun gave warning that the Chapel of Ronchamp, considered by many to be one of the key architectural works of the last century, had been vandalized. When police arrived on the scene, they found signs of forced entry: a stained-glass window, one of many executed by Le Corbusier, was broken and a concrete trunk was missing. As Le Monde reports, the intruders had also attempted to gain entry via a door. The overall damage was, according to some, "priceless" because the stained-glass had borne an original illustration by Le Corbusier. An initial assessment from the department of historical monuments found the window to be irreparable. 

Expansion Of Nijvel’s Municipal Crèche / BURO II & ARCHI+I

01:00 - 20 January, 2014
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +15

B House / ch+qs arquitectos

01:00 - 20 January, 2014
B House / ch+qs arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    Berrocal, Segovia, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Josemaria de Churtichaga, Cayetana de La Quadra-Salcedo
  • Project Area

    150.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +35

"A New Online Marketplace for Mobility" Wins 2014 Audi Urban Future Award

01:00 - 19 January, 2014
"A New Online Marketplace for Mobility" Wins 2014 Audi Urban Future Award

“A New Online Marketplace for Mobility,” an innovative proposal by city planner Philip Parsons and mobility expert Federico Parolotto that aims to optimize mobility in megacities, has been named the first participant in the Audi Urban Future Award 2014. Selected from a shortlist of three, the winners will now assemble a team of urban designers in order to pursue their visionary idea. Read more about their winning proposal, here.

Villa Aarhus / Friis & Moltke

01:00 - 19 January, 2014
Villa Aarhus / Friis & Moltke, © Jacob Termansen
© Jacob Termansen

© Jacob Termansen © Jacob Termansen © Jacob Termansen © Jacob Termansen +14

Shenzhen Bay Super City International Competition

01:00 - 19 January, 2014
Shenzhen Bay Super City International Competition

Shenzhen is located in the south of Guangdong, China, facing Hong Kong across the river. In 2012, it had a permanent population of 10.54 million and its GDP, standing at RMB 1,295 billion, ranked the fourth amongst cities in Mainland China for years. After more than thirty years of reform and opening up, it has developed from a small town in the southern coast of China to a modern metropolis, becoming a miniature of China’s reform, opening-up and modern construction.

Mintz Residence / Robert Maschke Architects

01:00 - 19 January, 2014
Mintz Residence / Robert Maschke Architects, © Eric Hanson
© Eric Hanson
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cleveland, OH, USA
  • Design Team

    Robert Maschke, FAIA, Marc Manack, AIA, Matt Lindsay, Charlie Able
  • Structural Engineer

    I.A. Lewin, P.E. and Associates
  • Landscape Architect and Civil Engineer

    Environmental Design Group
  • MEP Engineer

    Denk Associates, Inc
  • Area

    4929.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Eric Hanson © Eric Hanson © Eric Hanson © Eric Hanson +14

Hongkun Art Gallery / penda

01:00 - 19 January, 2014
Hongkun Art Gallery  / penda, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi +27

Expedia Office / Rapt Studio

01:00 - 19 January, 2014
Expedia Office / Rapt Studio, © Eric Laignel
© Eric Laignel
  • Architects

  • Location

    114 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA
  • Area

    10000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel +9

355 11th Street / Aidlin Darling Design

01:00 - 19 January, 2014
355 11th Street / Aidlin Darling Design, © Matthew Millman
© Matthew Millman
  • Architects

  • Location

    355 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Joshua Aidlin, AIA – Principal, David Darling, AIA – Principal, Shane Curnyn – Project Architect
  • Landscape Architects

    Miller Company, Jeff Miller, Kyla Burson
  • Area

    14000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Richard Barnes © Richard Barnes © Richard Barnes © Matthew Millman +10

VIDEO: Thom Mayne Talks the Cooper Union Building

00:00 - 19 January, 2014

In honor of Thom Mayne's birthday today, we're sharing this video interview from Danish Website Louisiana. In it Thom Mayne introduces his building at 41 Cooper Square by saying "I wanted to produce something that was off, and was not at all systematic in any normal architectural sense." Ultimately, the form of the building is, he says, an attempt to engage with New York City, understanding Cooper Union as a key part of the city's incredible intensity of intellectual creative capital. He also discusses how the building - despite its avant garde form - won over the local community. Enjoy!

Milan Expo 2015: NJP, LAD Win Competition for Iranian Pavilion

01:00 - 19 January, 2014
Milan Expo 2015: NJP, LAD Win Competition for Iranian Pavilion , © NJP, LAD
© NJP, LAD

Naqsh,E,Jahan-Pars (NJP), in collaboration with the Laboratorio di Architettura e Design (LAD), has been named winner of an international competition for the Iranian Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Based on “a living process narrative in the central plateau of Iran,” the winning scheme responds to the Expo’s “Feeding the Planet” theme by exposing the underground channels of water that give life to Iran’s many desert cities. 

Moron De La Frontera Courts / Daroca Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 January, 2014
Moron De La Frontera Courts / Daroca Arquitectos, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Navío, 41530 Morón de la Frontera, Sevilla, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    José Luis Daroca Bruño, Pilar Mencía Gutiérrez
  • Collaborators

    Roberto Alés
  • Area

    2830.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +12