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New York's "City of Dreams" Competition Selects Two Winners

00:00 - 14 January, 2015
New York's "City of Dreams" Competition Selects Two Winners, © BanG Studio
© BanG Studio

Two winners have been announced for the fifth annual cycle of New York’s “City of Dreams” competition: the “Billion Oyster Pavilion” by locally-based BanG Studio and “Organic Growth” by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects of Madrid and London. Pending approvals and fundraising, both pavilions will be assembled on Governors Island and open to the public for the summer 2015 season. The winning pavilions, after the break.

Girona Public Library / Corea & Moran Arquitectura

01:00 - 14 January, 2015
Girona Public Library / Corea & Moran Arquitectura, © Pepo Segura
© Pepo Segura

© Pepo Segura © Pepo Segura © Pepo Segura © Pepo Segura +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Girona, Girona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Mario Corea, Lluís Moran, Sebastián Guerrico Corea Moran Arquitectura
  • Area

    8072.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Escritórios Revigrés / Carlos Castanheira

01:00 - 14 January, 2015
Escritórios Revigrés / Carlos Castanheira, © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barrô, Portugal
  • Design Team

    José Carlos Soares, Joana Catarino, Carolina Leite
  • Project Year

    2013

Sto Werkstatt to Showcase World’s Best “Building Images”

00:00 - 14 January, 2015
Sto Werkstatt to Showcase World’s Best “Building Images”, Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center / Hufton and Crow. Image © Hufton and Crow
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center / Hufton and Crow. Image © Hufton and Crow

Modern times have seen the rise and proliferation of architectural media, allowing people to remotely experience spaces and buildings without ever physically entering them. As such, the importance of the architectural image has never been greater.

Opening on January 15 at London’s Sto Werkstatt and organized in conjunction with Arcaid Images, Building Images celebrates the "power and impact of photography on the way we sense and experience spaces." Described by Arcaid Images co-founder Lynne Bryant as having "long been the means of communicating architecture," photography is a medium that has grown inseparable from the notion and creation of the architectural image. Learn more and view selected images from the exhibition, after the break.

Jochen Haidachers Inspirational / Mads Mogensen. Image © Mads Mogensen Power Transformation Station / Tim Van de Velde. Image © Tim Van de Velde The Ivar Aasen Centre / David Borland. Image © David Borland Heydar Aliyev Centre, Cultural Centre / Hufton and Crow. Image © Hufton and Crow +6

Youth Hotel of iD Town / O-office Architects

01:00 - 14 January, 2015
Youth Hotel of iD Town / O-office Architects, © Chaos.Z
© Chaos.Z

© Chaos.Z © Chaos.Z © Chaos.Z © Chaos.Z +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Jianxiang HE, Ying JIANG
  • Design Team

    Mincong Deng, Jingyu DONG, xiaolin CHEN
  • Area

    1800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Cross-Laminated-Timber Cottage / Kariouk Associates

01:00 - 14 January, 2015
Cross-Laminated-Timber Cottage / Kariouk Associates, © Photolux Studio/Christian Lalonde
© Photolux Studio/Christian Lalonde

© Photolux Studio/Christian Lalonde © Photolux Studio/Christian Lalonde © Photolux Studio/Christian Lalonde © Photolux Studio/Christian Lalonde +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ladysmith, QC J0X, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Paul duBellet Kariouk
  • Senior Design Associate

    Chris Davis
  • Design Associates

    Sarah McMurtry, Adam Paquette, David King
  • Project Year

    2014

"Why Are There Not Skyscrapers with a 100-Foot Curtain Wall of Art Glass?"

00:00 - 14 January, 2015
"Why Are There Not Skyscrapers with a 100-Foot Curtain Wall of Art Glass?", © Flickr CC user Aidan McRae Thomson
© Flickr CC user Aidan McRae Thomson

Most contemporary architects probably don't spend too long thinking about stained glass in their everyday practice - and for the "art glass" industry, that's becoming a big problem. In a fascinating article for the Wall Street Journal, Timothy W Martin carefully examines an industry that has been in decline for decades, ever since glass designer Kenneth von Roenn warned them in a 1970s conference speech that it was "time to jump ship" and diversify from their work in religious buildings.

The Plinth House / Luke Stanley Architects

01:00 - 14 January, 2015
The Plinth House / Luke Stanley Architects, © Hilary Bradford Photography
© Hilary Bradford Photography

© Hilary Bradford Photography © Hilary Bradford Photography © Hilary Bradford Photography © Hilary Bradford Photography +21

Street House / Massive Order

01:00 - 14 January, 2015
Street House / Massive Order, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium, Sixth Ring Road, Al-Ardiya, Kuwait
  • Principle Architect

    Muhannad Albaqshi
  • Design Team

    Reem Alhumaidan
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Photographs

JG House / Modulo 12 Architects

01:00 - 14 January, 2015
JG House / Modulo 12 Architects, © Angel Baltanás
© Angel Baltanás

© Angel Baltanás © Angel Baltanás © Angel Baltanás © Angel Baltanás +16

Walnut Residence / Modal Design

01:00 - 14 January, 2015
Walnut Residence / Modal Design, © Benny Chan for Fotoworks
© Benny Chan for Fotoworks

© Benny Chan for Fotoworks © Benny Chan for Fotoworks © Benny Chan for Fotoworks © Benny Chan for Fotoworks +21

13 New Buildings Join the World's 100 Tallest List in Record-Breaking Year

09:00 - 13 January, 2015
13 New Buildings Join the World's 100 Tallest List in Record-Breaking Year, 2014 Tallest #10: Torre Costanera, Santiago, 300 meters. Image © Pablo Blanco
2014 Tallest #10: Torre Costanera, Santiago, 300 meters. Image © Pablo Blanco

This past year was a record-breaking season for skyscraper construction. According to a new survey by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), 2014 saw the completion of 97 buildings that were at least 200 meters tall. Of those, 11 were 300 meters or taller, earning them the classification of “supertall.” These are the highest figures on record, with 2011, for example, seeing only 87 200-meters-plus buildings completed.

In addition, in 2014 the total height of completed buildings (23,333 meters) broke the 2011 record of 19,852 meters. With major countries like China becoming increasingly urbanized, and the world economy recovering from recession, the CTBUH expects that these numbers will only increase. See the details of CTBUH’s report, and learn what the numbers may predict about the future of skyscraper construction, after the break.

PUCP Engineering and Science Classroom Building / Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos

01:00 - 13 January, 2015
PUCP Engineering and Science Classroom Building / Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos, © Juan Solano Ojasi
© Juan Solano Ojasi

© Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida Universitaria 1801, San Miguel Lima 33, Peru
  • Project Architects

    Patricia Llosa Bueno, Rodolfo Cortegana Morgan
  • Collaborators

    Felipe Galarza Cerf, Daniela Chong, Duilio Dall’Orto Mas
  • Project Area

    17638.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Primary School For Sciences And Biodiversity / Chartier Dalix Architectes

01:00 - 13 January, 2015
Primary School For Sciences And Biodiversity / Chartier Dalix Architectes, © P. Guignard
© P. Guignard

© David Foessel © David Foessel © Cyrille Weiner © Cyrille Weiner +30

Entre Muros Dwelling / Azootea

01:00 - 13 January, 2015
Entre Muros Dwelling / Azootea, © OjoVivo foto / Paula Arroyo
© OjoVivo foto / Paula Arroyo

© OjoVivo foto / Paula Arroyo © OjoVivo foto / Paula Arroyo © OjoVivo foto / Paula Arroyo © OjoVivo foto / Paula Arroyo +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    26322 Anguiano, La Rioja, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Alegría Zorrilla Miras, Claudia Olalla Gil
  • Structures

    Jofemar s.l.
  • Project Area

    73.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

2015 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture

01:00 - 13 January, 2015
2015 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture, Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology. Image © Albert Večerka/Esto
Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology. Image © Albert Večerka/Esto

Several projects have been selected to receive this year's Institute Honor Awards for Architecture, chosen by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The award celebrates projects which exhibit design excellence in the field of architecture, and is one of the highest such awards in the industry. The recipients will be recognized for their work at the AIA 2015 National Convention and Design Exposition in Atlanta. 

View the winners after the break.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Image © Eduard Hueber / ArchPhoto LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park. Image © Michael Moran Danish Maritime Museum. Image © Luca Santiago Mora UC Berkeley Memorial Stadium and Training Center. Image © Jim Simmons +23

Rumilahua House / Luis López López y Emilio López Herrera

01:00 - 13 January, 2015
Rumilahua House  / Luis López López  y Emilio López Herrera, © Sebastián Crespo
© Sebastián Crespo

© Sebastián Crespo © Sebastián Crespo © Sebastián Crespo © Sebastián Crespo +17

Renzo Piano On 'Civic Duty' In Our Cities

00:00 - 13 January, 2015
Renzo Piano On 'Civic Duty' In Our Cities, President Giorgio Napolitano and Renzo Piano (2012). Image Courtesy of La Repubblica
President Giorgio Napolitano and Renzo Piano (2012). Image Courtesy of La Repubblica

In The New Yorker's latest Postcard from Rome Elizabeth Kolbert talks to Renzo Piano in his Senate Office at the Palazzo Giustiniani, just around the corner from the Pantheon. Piano, who was named a Senator for Life by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano in September 2013 (when he was 75 years of age), immediately "handed over the office, along with his government salary, to six much younger architects." He then "asked them to come up with ways to improve the periferie - the often run-down neighborhoods that ring Rome and Italy’s other major cities." Kolbert attests to Piano's belief in the power of museums and libraries and concert halls. For him, "they become places where people share values [and] where they stay together." "This is what I call the civic role of architecture."