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Knight Cities Challenge Selects 126 Finalists

00:00 - 17 January, 2015
Knight Cities Challenge Selects 126 Finalists, ©  AIA Detroit Chapter’s Urban Priorities Committee
© AIA Detroit Chapter’s Urban Priorities Committee

Last week, the Knight Foundation announced the 126 finalists for its Knight Cities Challenge. This Challenge was an open call for ideas on how to invigorate the 26 US communities that receive funding from the Foundation. Over 7,000 submissions were received, with ideas ranging from the installation of street arcades to the transformation of vacant city lots. The Knight Foundation chose submissions from each of the 26 communities, selecting those that best encouraged community engagement, provided economic opportunity, and made the city a more attractive place to be. See the full list of finalists, here!

Artplace Offering Grants for Cultural Installations

00:00 - 17 January, 2015
Artplace Offering Grants for Cultural Installations, Courtesy of Artplace
Courtesy of Artplace

Artplace America is offering up to $3 million in funding to an applicant non-governmental organization (NGO) in six different regions of the US as a part of its Community Development Investments program. Artplace will select these six organizations based on their interest in “sustainably incorporating arts and cultural strategies into the organizations work.” If selected, NGOs will work with financial advisement teams, as well as creative consultants to make the best use of the grant money. To see if your organization is eligible, click here!

Vodafone CEC / IO Studio

01:00 - 17 January, 2015
Vodafone CEC / IO Studio, © Alexander Doborvotský
© Alexander Doborvotský

© Alexander Doborvotský © Alexander Doborvotský © Alexander Doborvotský © Alexander Doborvotský +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vinohradská 2356/168, 130 00 Praha-Praha 3, Czech Republic
  • Architect in Charge

    Luka Križek, Radek Bláha
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

PilMa House / Azootea

01:00 - 16 January, 2015
PilMa House / Azootea, © Paula Arroyo
© Paula Arroyo

© Paula Arroyo © Paula Arroyo © Paula Arroyo © Paula Arroyo +16

  • Architects

    Berta González Salinero, Alegría Zorrilla Miras
  • Location

    28511 Valdilecha, Madrid, Spain
  • Project Area

    236.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Boonah House / Shaun Lockyer Architects

01:00 - 16 January, 2015
Boonah House / Shaun Lockyer Architects, © Scott Burrows Photography
© Scott Burrows Photography

© Scott Burrows Photography © Scott Burrows Photography © Scott Burrows Photography © Scott Burrows Photography +32

The Cathedral / Petra Gipp Arkitektur

01:00 - 16 January, 2015
The Cathedral / Petra Gipp Arkitektur, © Björn Sandlund
© Björn Sandlund

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Björn Sandlund © Åke E:son Lindman +22

Roebourne Children and Family Centre / Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

01:00 - 16 January, 2015
Roebourne Children and Family Centre / Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts Courtesy of Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects © Peter Bennetts +50

  • Architects

  • Location

    Roebourne WA 6718, Australia
  • Design Team

    Finn Pedersen, Adrian Iredale, Martyn Hook, Vincci Chow, Nikki Ross, Melissa Loong, Rebecca Angus, Khairani Khalifah, , Mary McAree, Drew Penhale, Matthew Fletcher
  • Photographs

Norman Foster Revisits New York's Hearst Tower With Drones

00:00 - 16 January, 2015

To mark the 10th anniversary of the topping out of New York City's Hearst TowerLord Foster returned in order to narrate a short film shedding new light on the building with the aid of camera drones. The 46 storey building - which is integrated into a 6 storey base brick structure designed by Joseph Urban in 1928 - was "one of the most sustainable buildings of its time." Now, ten years later, this footage captures spectacular new views of the main atrium.

Light Matters: UN Celebrates The International Year of Light 2015

00:00 - 16 January, 2015
Light Matters: UN Celebrates The International Year of Light 2015, Armani Fifth Avenue, New York. Architect: Fuksas Architects. Lighting design: Speirs + Major. Photo: Allan Toft. Image © Speirs + Major
Armani Fifth Avenue, New York. Architect: Fuksas Architects. Lighting design: Speirs + Major. Photo: Allan Toft. Image © Speirs + Major

Light is all around us, and it increasingly affects our daily lives. For example, we have started to carry personal light sources around with our smartphones, and in our homes many electrical machines now utilize light to display information and simply to appear more attractive. In a larger context, architecture and cities have also developed a new dimension with the advent of electrical lighting for work and entertainment.

Inspired by the central role of light for our culture and technology, the United Nations has proclaimed 2015 as the “International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies” (IYL2015). With IYL2015 the UN wants to raise the awareness of the importance of light and optical technologies in our lives, our future and the development of society.

Read on after the break for more enlightenment around IYL2015.

"Over the Rainbow", Shanghai, 2013. First place in the SPIE International Year of Light Photo Contest, www.spie.org. Image © Paul Reiffer Realities:united, NIX, simulation drawing, 2005. Exhibition: Lightopia, Gent. Image © realities:united Swing time. Boston, 2014. Image © Howeler + Yoon Architecture New York – The City and the Storm. Image © Iwan Baan for New York Magazine +12

"Narratives of History, Climate, Culture and Place" Abound in David Adjaye Retrospective

00:00 - 16 January, 2015
"Narratives of History, Climate, Culture and Place" Abound in David Adjaye Retrospective, Courtesy of Adjaye Associates
Courtesy of Adjaye Associates

Starting January 29th, Munich's Haus der Kunst will host "Form, Heft, Material," a major retrospective of the work of British architect David Adjaye. Co-curated by Okwui Enwezor and Zoe Ryan, the exhibition's broad catalogue reflects Adjaye's diverse career and portfolio, including architectural projects alongside material experiments, research, and furniture design. Through sketches, models, prints, drawings, 1:1 building fragments, film, and text, "Form, Heft, Material" foregrounds Adjaye's work against the rich geographical and social context that frames his design approach.

Technological Park in Obidos / Jorge Mealha

01:00 - 16 January, 2015
Technological Park in Obidos / Jorge Mealha, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +54

  • Architects

  • Location

    Óbidos Municipality, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Andreia Baptista, Carlos Paulo, Diogo Oliveira Rosa, Filipa Ferreira da Silva, Filipa Collot, Gonçalo Freitas Silva, Inês Novais
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Nhrv House / Filter Architecture

01:00 - 16 January, 2015
Nhrv House / Filter Architecture, Courtesy of Filter Architecture
Courtesy of Filter Architecture

Courtesy of Filter Architecture Courtesy of Filter Architecture Courtesy of Filter Architecture Courtesy of Filter Architecture +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nahorevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Area

    4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Drolet Residence / NatureHumaine

01:00 - 16 January, 2015
Drolet Residence / NatureHumaine, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +18

H71a / Studio Granda

01:00 - 16 January, 2015
H71a / Studio Granda, Courtesy of Studio Granda
Courtesy of Studio Granda

© Sigurgeir Sigurjónsson © Sigurgeir Sigurjónsson © Sigurgeir Sigurjónsson © Sigurgeir Sigurjónsson +31

Sport and Fitness Center for Disabled People / Baldinger Architectural Studio

00:00 - 16 January, 2015
Sport and Fitness Center for Disabled People / Baldinger Architectural Studio, © Raul Garcia
© Raul Garcia

© Raul Garcia © Raul Garcia © Raul Garcia © Raul Garcia +25

Yoko Ono and Project 120 Collaborate to Reimagine Chicago’s Jackson Park

00:00 - 16 January, 2015
Yoko Ono and Project 120 Collaborate to Reimagine Chicago’s Jackson Park, Aerial View of the Park. Image Courtesy of Project 120 Chicago
Aerial View of the Park. Image Courtesy of Project 120 Chicago

Chicago’s Jackson Park is expected to see some big changes in the coming years. Nonprofit organization Project 120 is working to revitalize the park, restoring many of the design aspects implemented by its landscape architect, the famous Frederick Law Olmsted. Alongside this restoration, the park will also receive a new Phoenix Pavilion, homage to Japan’s gift to the US for the 1893 Columbian Exposition. An outdoor performance space will be added to the park, as will an installation funded by musician and activist Yoko Ono. See the details, after the break.

Arhitektuuribüroo PLUSS Wins Competition for Railway Station in Pärnu

01:00 - 16 January, 2015
Arhitektuuribüroo PLUSS Wins Competition for Railway Station in Pärnu, Courtesy of Arhitektuuribüroo PLUSS
Courtesy of Arhitektuuribüroo PLUSS

Estonian practice Arhitektuuribüroo PLUSS has been selected as the winner of a competition to design a new train station for Pärnu. Organized by the Union of Estonian Architects (UEA), the competition was inspired by the Rail Baltic project, a joint effort by the governments of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to connect the three Baltic countries with a single railway line. By selecting PLUSS as winners, the UEA hopes to not only secure the commission for the firm, but also engage them in the masterplan for the surrounding area.

Courtesy of Arhitektuuribüroo PLUSS Courtesy of Arhitektuuribüroo PLUSS Structural diagram. Image Courtesy of Arhitektuuribüroo PLUSS Courtesy of Arhitektuuribüroo PLUSS +9

Snøhetta Chosen to Design Le Monde Headquarters in Paris

00:00 - 16 January, 2015
Snøhetta Chosen to Design Le Monde Headquarters in Paris, Courtesy of Snøhetta
Courtesy of Snøhetta

French media company Le Monde Group has chosen Snøhetta to design their new headquarters in Paris. Clad with a pixelated matrix of glass that offers varying degrees of transparency, the building’s distinct facade will be embedded with clusters of LEDs that project “abstracted levels of data,” symbolically representing the group’s continuous “flow of information.” 

“The intention is that the façade gives the building a homogenous character when viewed from distance, but at the same time reveals a greater level of complexity as the view approaches – like headlines and detailed content in a news story,” says Snøhetta. “The façade patterns are intended to represent the building as a complete volume, while the distorted pixel map creates a rich tapestry from inside and out.”