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The Courtyard House Plugin / People's Architecture Office

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
The Courtyard House Plugin / People's Architecture Office, Courtesy of People's Architecture Office
Courtesy of People's Architecture Office

Courtesy of People's Architecture Office Courtesy of People's Architecture Office Courtesy of People's Architecture Office Courtesy of People's Architecture Office +28

Wirtschaftspark Breitensee / HOLODECK Architects

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
Wirtschaftspark Breitensee / HOLODECK Architects, © Wolfgang Thaler
© Wolfgang Thaler

© Wolfgang Thaler © Wolfgang Thaler © Wolfgang Thaler © Wolfgang Thaler +38

Woods Bagot's Alternative Penn Station Solution Would Keep Madison Square Garden

00:00 - 24 October, 2014
Woods Bagot's Alternative Penn Station Solution Would Keep Madison Square Garden, © VISUALHOUSE
© VISUALHOUSE

Invited by the Municipal Arts Society (MAS) and the Regional Plan Association (RPA), Woods Bagot has created an alternative design for the future of New York's  Penn Station which would allow Madison Square Garden to remain in its current location above the station's entrance. The design, produced as part of MAS and RPA's report into the future of the station, the design was unveiled yesterday at Penn 2023: Where will the Garden Go?, the first session of the Municipal Arts Society's 2014 Summit for New York City, which discussed the possible options for the site at the end of Madison Square Garden's current 10-year permit.

Though the report by MAS and RPA favors the idea of moving Madison Square Garden - identifying Farley Post Office’s Western Annex and the Morgan Postal Facility and Annex as potential new sites - it also says that "there needs to be a Plan B... In the event a deal between the state, city, railroads and Madison Square Garden does not get done in the next eight years, there needs to be a plan for improving Penn Station and the surrounding district with the Garden still in place." This is where Woods Bagot's designs come in.

Read on after the break for more on Woods Bagot's proposal

How I Built A New China: A talk with Expo 2010 Planner Siegfried Zhiqiang Wu

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
How I Built A New China: A talk with Expo 2010 Planner Siegfried Zhiqiang Wu, The main entrance of the Shanghai 2010 Expo. Image © Weixuan Wei
The main entrance of the Shanghai 2010 Expo. Image © Weixuan Wei

"We need a new generation of cities in China" - Siegfried Zhiqiang Wu

As the tide of urbanization sweeps across most of the developing areas in China, the building frenzy has become a Chinese phenomenon. Some people are making money from it, some people are getting power from it, and some people are worrying about it. Recently, a new set of policies and reports have been published by the Chinese central government, and the whole society seems to be boosted by the new talk of a Chinese Dream. But, what is really happening inside China? Can it absorb this enormous growth? And, will urbanization continue in a proper way?

As the chief planner of the 2010 Shanghai Expo, Siegfried Zhiqiang Wu has been deeply involved for years in many of China’s main urbanization projects. It was almost midnight when we met Professor Wu in Shanghai, and although Wu had just gotten off a night flight from Beijing, his passion, frankness and intelligence remained undoubtedly impressive. In the following edited talk with interviewer Juan Yan, Professor Wu discusses China's dramatic urbanization, its architectural culture and the future of smart cities.

Iberê Camargo Foundation: Standards and Variations

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

It could have been a rectangular prism whose length measures forty-one meters and a half, whose width measures thirty-three meters, and whose height measures twenty-five meters. It could have been, if the projection had ended in the trace of a pure rule. It could have been almost the same: three elevated plans, each formed by three rectangular exhibitions rooms, placed at two consecutive faces and connected by ramps that run on the two other faces. Then, a four-story-high atrium rises between circulations and rooms, creating a diagonal symmetry inside the building.

Collective Housing in Baró Tower / MiAS Architectes

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
Collective Housing in Baró Tower / MiAS Architectes, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +19

A Mobile Italian Garden Overlooking London

00:00 - 24 October, 2014
A Mobile Italian Garden Overlooking London, © Dosfotos
© Dosfotos

The Decorators, an interdisciplinary group of practitioners working with space in London, recently transformed the terrace overlooking the city at Alexandra Palace by installing a mobile Italian garden. As a "landscape of scattered objects" which geometrically piece together to resemble a formal garden, the designers describe the project as somewhere between "grotto and folly, garden and landscape, stage and amphitheater," all the while drawing from the historical character of the surrounding context. The scheme ultimately "breaks the monumental proportions of the main building to meet visitors with a more intimate scale on their first encounter" with the palace.

© Dosfotos © Dosfotos © Dosfotos © Dosfotos +8

Arkitema Architects Selected to Design New Offices for Danish Government Agency

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
Arkitema Architects Selected to Design New Offices for Danish Government Agency, Courtesy of Arkitema Architects
Courtesy of Arkitema Architects

The Danish Building & Property Agency has selected Arkitema Architects to design a new office building to house four government agencies: Banedanmark, The Danish Transport Authority, The Danish Road Directorate and the Danish Energy Agency. The 43,000 square metre office building is named "Nexus," a word which "comes from Latin and means linkage, centre and connection," according to Glenn Elmbæk, partner at Arkitema Architects. "And that is exactly what we want to create for The Danish Building & Property Agency - a connection between people in their work lives, between knowledge and between the four government agencies."

More on the design after the break

Courtesy of Arkitema Architects Courtesy of Arkitema Architects Courtesy of Arkitema Architects Courtesy of Arkitema Architects +7

Fentress Releases Final Design for Miami Beach Convention Center

00:00 - 24 October, 2014
Fentress Releases Final Design for Miami Beach Convention Center , © Fentress Architects
© Fentress Architects

Fentress Architects has released plans for the $500 million redesign of the Miami Beach Convention Center. The news follows the City of Miami’s controversial decision to nix plans provided by OMA, who was originally awarded the commission after a high profile competition against BIG. 

Fentress will be working with Arquitectonica and West 8 on a significantly scaled-down masterplan that will include the renovation of the 500,000-square-foot exhibition hall and 200,000-square-feet of existing meeting space, as well as a new 80,000-square-foot ballroom and outdoor event space.

Bauhaus Architects And Associates's Office / Bauhaus Architecs & Associates

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
Bauhaus Architects And Associates's Office / Bauhaus Architecs & Associates, © Le Anh Duc - AIF STUDIO
© Le Anh Duc - AIF STUDIO

© Le Anh Duc - AIF STUDIO © Le Anh Duc - AIF STUDIO © Le Anh Duc - AIF STUDIO © Le Anh Duc - AIF STUDIO +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Đối diện Sông Hồng building, Cầu Giấy, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Dung Trung Tran
  • Design Team

    Hoang Huy Nguyen, Thai Dinh Nguyen
  • Area

    90.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Student housing in Geneva / Frei Rezakhanlou Architects

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
Student housing in Geneva / Frei Rezakhanlou Architects, © Pierre Boss
© Pierre Boss

© Pierre Boss © Pierre Boss © Pierre Boss © Pierre Boss +18

A1 House / A1Architects

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
A1 House / A1Architects, © David Maštálka
© David Maštálka

© David Maštálka © David Maštálka © David Maštálka © David Maštálka +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Prague, Czech Republic
  • Architects in Charge

    Lenka Křemenová, David Maštálka
  • Area

    220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Médiatheque de Monterblanc / Studio 02

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
Médiatheque de Monterblanc / Studio 02, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +15

House G / HPSA

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
House G / HPSA, © Dietmar Hammerschmid
© Dietmar Hammerschmid

© Dietmar Hammerschmid © Dietmar Hammerschmid © Dietmar Hammerschmid © Dietmar Hammerschmid +17

Corporate Headquarters / Moody Nolan

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
Corporate Headquarters / Moody Nolan, © Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

© Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf +31

Budapest Underground Line M4 - Kálvin tér Station / PALATIUM Studio

00:00 - 24 October, 2014
Budapest Underground Line M4 - Kálvin tér Station / PALATIUM Studio, © Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky

© Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Kálvin tér, 1092 Hungary
  • Architects in Charge

    Zoltán Erő, Balázs Csapó, Dóra Brückner, Zsolt Kosztolányi, Máté Antal
  • Area

    6900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

SCAPE Wins 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge with Climate Change Adaptation Plan

00:00 - 24 October, 2014
SCAPE Wins 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge with Climate Change Adaptation Plan, © SCAPE
© SCAPE

"Don't fight forces, use them." - R. Buckminster Fuller

SCAPE’s comprehensive climate change adaptation and community development project, Living Breakwaters has been announced as winner of the 2014 Fuller Challenge, “socially responsible design’s highest award.” Announced by the Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI), the proposal was selected over seven shortlisted humanitarian initiatives and will receive a $100,000 prize for their innovative solution to solve one of humanity’s most pressing problems. 

"Living Breakwaters is about dissipating and working with natural energy rather than fighting it. It is on the one hand an engineering and infrastructure-related intervention, but it also has a unique biological function as well. The project team understand that you cannot keep back coastal flooding in the context of climate change, but what you can do is ameliorate the force and impact of 100 and 500 year storm surges to diminish the damage through ecological interventions, while simultaneously catalyzing dialog to nurture future stewards of the built environment," said Bill Browning of Terrapin Bright Green, a 2014 senior advisor and jury member.

More on Living Breakwaters, after the break.

Architect Develops the World's First Hoverboard

00:00 - 24 October, 2014
Architect Develops the World's First Hoverboard , © Hendo via Kickstarter
© Hendo via Kickstarter

Architects can do far more than design buildings. In fact, some of history’s most acclaimed innovators were not only architects, but also inventors. Leonardo da Vinci himself, the epitome of the Renaissance man, sketched buildings alongside ideas for flying machines. Buckminster Fuller was the ultimate futurist and invented the geodesic dome in addition to his Dymaxion Car, an automobile that was far ahead of its time. Now, an architect has developed “the world’s first hoverboard,” and the technology has far-reaching implications for not only transportation, but also buildings themselves. Read on after to break to learn more about what this technology could mean for the future.