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Aguazul 162 / Laboratorio de Arquitectura [mk]

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
Aguazul 162 / Laboratorio de Arquitectura [mk], © Diego Cosme
© Diego Cosme

© Diego Cosme © Diego Cosme © Diego Cosme © Diego Cosme +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida Juriquilla, Santa Rosa Jáuregui, Juriquilla, Querétaro, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Ana Martin, Juan Carlos Kelly, Paulina Moreno
  • Project Area

    220.0 m2
  • Photography

Building Skin Developed That Could Cool Our Cities

00:00 - 21 July, 2014
© Harunori Noda
© Harunori Noda

The urban heat island effect - the hot, overwhelming temperatures that a city's concrete produces - has a huge impact on livability and comfort within the city. Now, an elegant cooling system has been designed that not only reduces energy usage, but - should it be installed on multiple buildings - could even lower the overall temperature of a city itself. Learn more, after the break.

Hunters Hill House / Arkhefield

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
Hunters Hill House  / Arkhefield, © Angus Martin
© Angus Martin

© Angus Martin © Angus Martin © Angus Martin © Angus Martin +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hunters Hill NSW, Australia
  • Area

    334.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Pedro House / VDV ARQ

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
Pedro House / VDV ARQ, © Curro Palacios Taberner
© Curro Palacios Taberner

© Curro Palacios Taberner © Curro Palacios Taberner © Curro Palacios Taberner © Curro Palacios Taberner +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Architect in Charge

    Victor Della Vecchia, Ariel Ascione
  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Condemned to be Modern: Inside Mexico’s Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014

00:00 - 21 July, 2014
Condemned to be Modern: Inside Mexico’s Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

Mexico’s pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale is centered on Octavio Paz’s reflections on the contraposition between tradition and modernity. Echoing the request from Rem Koolhaas that the national pavilions focus on the theme Absorbing Modernity 1914-2014, Paz’s writings establish that “…modernity, for the last one hundred years has been our style. It is the universal style. Wanting to be modern seems like madness, we are condemned to be modern.”

Architects Julio Gaeta and Luby Springall use this reflection as the starting point for their curatorial project, designing the pavilion to show two story paths: one traditional and one modern. This concept is executed through the selection of works emblematic of Mexican modernity juxtaposed with works, events and interviews that influence architecture.

Check out photos from the pavilion along with the official text from the curators after the break.

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +8

Video: A 3-Minute History of Chicago's Millenium Park

00:00 - 21 July, 2014

Did you know Millenium Park in ChicagoIllinois was actually a desolate industrial wasteland until the turn of the century? The 24.5 acre public park, host to a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design, and art, is now a popular destination for residents and tourists alike -- all thanks to an unprecedented public-private partnership pioneered by former Mayor Richard Daley. To learn more about how Daley made Millenium Park a reality, with the help of famous designers like Frank Gehry, check out the video above.

Brasilia National Stadium / gmp Architekten + schlaich bergermann und partner + Castro Mello Arquitetos

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
Brasilia National Stadium / gmp Architekten + schlaich bergermann und partner + Castro Mello Arquitetos, © Marcus Bredt
© Marcus Bredt

© Marcus Bredt © Marcus Bredt © Marcus Bredt © Marcus Bredt +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    National Stadium of Brazil Mane Garrincha - Brasilia, Federal District, 70070-701, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Knut Göppert
  • Project Manager

    Martin Glass
  • Project Manager Brazil

    Robert Hormes
  • Director of gmp do Brazil

    Ralf Amann
  • Team members

    Ante Bagaric, Holger Betz, Rebecca Born- hauser, Carsten Borucki, Lena Brögger, Martina Maurer-Brusius, Kacarzyna Ciruk, Laura Cruz Lima da Silva, Stefanie Eichelmann, Ruthie Gould, Florian Illenberger, Jochen Köhn, Martin Krebes, Helge Lezius, Tobias Mäscher, Adel Motamedi, Burkhard Pick, Jutta Rentsch Serpa, Lucia Martinez Rodriguez, Maryna Samolyuk, Florian Schwarthoff, Sara Taberner Bonastre
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Village Health Works Staff Housing / Louise Braverman

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
Village Health Works Staff Housing / Louise Braverman, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Burundi
  • Architect in Charge

    Louise Braverman FAIA
  • Area

    6000.0 ft2
  • Photographs

House 01, Hyde Park / Daffonchio & Associates Architects

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
House 01, Hyde Park  / Daffonchio & Associates Architects  , © Adam Letch
© Adam Letch

© Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch +14

Mino Nursery School 7 / Atelier Zo

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
Mino Nursery School 7 / Atelier Zo, Courtesy of Atelier Zo
Courtesy of Atelier Zo

Courtesy of Atelier Zo Courtesy of Atelier Zo Courtesy of Atelier Zo Courtesy of Atelier Zo +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mino, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
  • Area

    473.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Kosei Kumoyama, Keiko Hirota, Sawazaki Kensetsu, Atelier ZO

Exhibition: Total Reset

00:00 - 21 July, 2014
Exhibition: Total Reset, Institute for Public Architecture exhibition on public and affordable housing in NYC, "Total Reset." Installation by IPA Fellow Quilian Riano: “Work with Me, Neighbor.”
Institute for Public Architecture exhibition on public and affordable housing in NYC, "Total Reset." Installation by IPA Fellow Quilian Riano: “Work with Me, Neighbor.”

Mayor de Blasio has declared a “total reset” for public housing in New York. At the same time, the decline of affordable housing options has become New Yorkers' greatest concern.

House in Los Molinos / BIAGIONI_PECORARI Arquitectos

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
House in Los Molinos  / BIAGIONI_PECORARI Arquitectos, © Ramiro Sosa
© Ramiro Sosa

© Ramiro Sosa © Ramiro Sosa © Ramiro Sosa © Ramiro Sosa +29

Álvaro Siza's Archives May Soon Belong to Canada

00:00 - 21 July, 2014
Álvaro Siza's Archives May Soon Belong to Canada, Imagem © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Imagem © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The archives of Álvaro Siza, whose drawings, sketches, and models have been exhibited in the most renowned cultural institutions around the world, may soon be transferred to the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Centre Canadien d'Architecture, CCA) in Montreal.

The architect confirmed on Wednesday to Portuguese paper PÚBLICO that he has been "in talks" with the CCA, as well as other un-named institutions from different countries, in order to "decide the future" of his archives. 

Blackwood Street Bunker / Clare Cousins Architects

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
Blackwood Street Bunker / Clare Cousins Architects, © Lisbeth Grosmann
© Lisbeth Grosmann

© Lisbeth Grosmann © Lisbeth Grosmann © Lisbeth Grosmann © Lisbeth Grosmann +27

Yardhouse / Assemble

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
Yardhouse / Assemble, Courtesy of Assemble
Courtesy of Assemble

Courtesy of Assemble Courtesy of Assemble Courtesy of Assemble Courtesy of Assemble +23

London Announces Design Competition for 'Olympicopolis' Site

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
London Announces Design Competition for 'Olympicopolis' Site, The Olympicopolis site is to the South-East of the Olympic Park, near to Zaha Hadid's Aquatics Centre. Image © Flickr CC User Leo Reynolds
The Olympicopolis site is to the South-East of the Olympic Park, near to Zaha Hadid's Aquatics Centre. Image © Flickr CC User Leo Reynolds

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced a new competition for the designs of a cultural quarter next to the 2012 Olympic park. The site has been dubbed 'Olympicopolis', and so far has expressions of interest from University College London, University of the Arts London, the V&A, Sadler's Wells Theatre and now possibly - according to the Guardian - Washington DC's Smithsonian.

Read on after the break for more details of the competition

Capturing Hong Kong's Dizzying Vertical Density

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
© Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze
© Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze

Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze is a French photographer who captures the dizzying heights and uncommon densities of Hong Kong. Inspired by "the geometry of the urban environment and the vivid lives it shelters," Jacquet-Lagrèze has not only captured the verticality of Hong Kong's built environment, but also compiled a new book, Vertical Horizon, "a photographic journey between the buildings of a relentlessly growing city." See more of Jacquet-Lagrèze's images, and read an excerpt from Vertical Horizonafter the break.

© Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze © Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze © Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze © Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze +20

Ziya İmren Proposes a House of Hungarian Music

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
Ziya İmren Proposes a House of Hungarian Music, Courtesy of Ziya İmren Architects
Courtesy of Ziya İmren Architects

Ziya İmren Architects have proposed a "symphonic architectural poem dedicated to Franz Liszt and Béla Viktor János Bartók" as part of the Liget Budapest International Design Competition launched earlier this year. The architects' approach is based on the pioneering compositional methods of Franz Liszt and Bela Bartok. The design proposal brings "thematic inspiration to the fore by restructuring the classical system of a symphonic work into the form of poetry as a gesamtkunstwerk (a 'total work of art')."

Courtesy of Ziya İmren Architects Courtesy of Ziya İmren Architects Site Plan Diagrammatic Drawings +13