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Renewal ‘Stedelijk Museum Hof van Busleyden’ / dmvA architecten + Hlc.r architect

01:00 - 8 June, 2014
Renewal ‘Stedelijk Museum Hof van Busleyden’  / dmvA architecten  +  Hlc.r architect, © Frederik Vercruysse
© Frederik Vercruysse

© Frederik Vercruysse © Frederik Vercruysse © Frederik Vercruysse © Frederik Vercruysse +10

Timescanners: Digital Scanners Explain Historic Architecture's Engineering Mysteries

00:00 - 7 June, 2014

Thanks to state of the art mobile laser scanners, scientists can now document the greatest architecture in history, from The Pyramids to St. Paul's Cathedral, as digital models with pinpoint accuracy. The digital representations take you inside, around and through the buildings, which means researchers can study and analyze sites without being in the field. The technology is already proving its worth - watch the trailer above to see how Petra was constructed and more!

Lightweight Concrete Structure Wins Competition for New Gramalote Market Plaza

01:00 - 7 June, 2014
Lightweight Concrete Structure Wins Competition for New Gramalote Market Plaza, Courtesy of Rodrigo Chain + Jheny Nieto
Courtesy of Rodrigo Chain + Jheny Nieto

In 2010, the town of Gramalote in Colombia was destroyed by a catastrophic mudslide, triggered by heavy rainfall and a series of small earthquakes. Now the town is being rebuilt from scratch in a new location, and the government has introduced architectural competitions for the town's major public buildings, including a high school, sports center, a cultural center, a public market, an elderly home and a farmer center.

Architects Rodrigo Chain and Jheny Nieto have shared their winning design for the New Gramalote Market Plaza with us, a structure of 15 concrete modules that occupies a steeply sloping site. Read on after the break for more on the design.

Courtesy of Rodrigo Chain + Jheny Nieto Courtesy of Rodrigo Chain + Jheny Nieto Courtesy of Rodrigo Chain + Jheny Nieto Courtesy of Rodrigo Chain + Jheny Nieto +6

A House for the Future Inspired by Alice in Wonderland

00:00 - 7 June, 2014
A House for the Future Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, The space is filled with inventive details, including a 100-year-old stoneware tub (above) and a wall of 573 tools for the kitchen-cum-workshop (below). Image Courtesy of Constantin Meyer/Koelnmess
The space is filled with inventive details, including a 100-year-old stoneware tub (above) and a wall of 573 tools for the kitchen-cum-workshop (below). Image Courtesy of Constantin Meyer/Koelnmess

If you could design the ideal house of the future, what would it look like? Given the opportunity to answer this question, interior and product designer Louise Campbell turned to an unlikely source – Alice in Wonderland. To learn how the fairytale influenced the design, check out the following article, originally published as Through the Looking Glass on Metropolis Magazine.

Every year, the imm Cologne furniture fair hosts Das Haus, a life-size model of an ideal future house. In the past, architects and product designers—such as Zaha Hadid and Naoto Fukasawa in 2007— have teamed up to design their dream house, without pesky constraints like clients or budget. This year, Louise Campbell wore both hats. An interior and product designer, Campbell created what looked like a machine for communal living (or maybe the dwelling of a well-heeled Scandinavian commune).

KHT House / I.R.A.

01:00 - 7 June, 2014
KHT House / I.R.A., © Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa

© Nobuaki Nakagawa © Nobuaki Nakagawa © Nobuaki Nakagawa © Nobuaki Nakagawa +42

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kahoku, Nishimurayama District, Yamagata, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    International Royal Architecture
  • Design Team

    Akinori Kasegai , Daisuke Tsunakawa
  • Structure design

    KAP
  • Area

    197.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Venice Biennale 2014 Winners: Korea, Chile, Russia, France, Canada

00:00 - 7 June, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014 Winners: Korea, Chile, Russia, France, Canada, © ArchDaily
© ArchDaily

The awards ceremony for the 14th  International Architecture Exhibition have just wrapped and the results are in! 

Rem Koolhaas, the director of the Biennale, Paolo Baratta, president of the Biennale, and the jury presented the awards for Lifetime Achievement and International Participations. The jury recognized that the Biennale was a tremendous opportunity to produce and share knowledge about modernity -- especially praising its role in uncovering and dissecting new areas of influence in the architecture world. 

Crow's Eye View: The Korean Peninsula © Andrea Avezzù, Courtesy la Biennale di Venezia. Image
Crow's Eye View: The Korean Peninsula © Andrea Avezzù, Courtesy la Biennale di Venezia. Image

The Golden Lion for Best National Participation went to Korea for "Crow's Eye View: The Korean Peninsula" The jury cited Korea's "extraordinary achievement of presenting a new and rich body of knowledge of architecture and urbanism in a highly charged political situation."

Chile received the Silver Lion for a National Participation for "Monolith Controversies". The jury said, "Focusing on one essential element of modern architecture - a prefabricated concrete wall- it critically highlights the role of elements of architecture in different ideological and political contexts." 

The Silver Lion for best research project in the Monditalia section went to Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation for "Sales Oddity. Milano 2 and the Politics of Direct-to-home TV Urbanism."

L’Orange de Ris / Edouard Francois

01:00 - 7 June, 2014
L’Orange de Ris / Edouard Francois, © Paul Raftery
© Paul Raftery

© Paul Raftery © Paul Raftery © Paul Raftery © Paul Raftery +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chemin de Montlhéry, 91130 Ris-Orangis, France
  • Design Team

    Maison Edouard François, CET Ingénierie (BET TCE)
  • Area

    4350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

How Safe Are Glass Skyscrapers Really?

01:00 - 7 June, 2014
How Safe Are Glass Skyscrapers Really?, The Willis Tower's Glass Balcony. Image Courtesy of Jared Newman, DesignCrave.com
The Willis Tower's Glass Balcony. Image Courtesy of Jared Newman, DesignCrave.com

Imagine standing on a glass platform with Chicago 1300 feet directly below. Suddenly, the glass holding you begins to crack. This actually happened to Alejandro Garibay at the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) just last week. Luckily, Garibay wasn't hurt, but the occurrence begs the question: how safe is glass - the most common material used in skyscrapers nowadays - really? Karrie Jacobs At Fast Company - Design, asked materials experts to find out "The Truth Behind Building With Glass."  

Dae Student Building / Arkylab + Mauricio Ruiz

01:00 - 7 June, 2014
Dae Student Building / Arkylab + Mauricio Ruiz, © Oscar Hernández
© Oscar Hernández

© Ana Rangel © Oscar Hernández © Ana Rangel © Oscar Hernández +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida Eugenio Garza Sada, Barranquilla, Aguascalientes, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Luis Morán (Arkylab) y Mauricio Ruiz
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

    Oscar Hernández, Ana Rangel

Wing Wall House / Camp Design Inc + Sumosaga Fudosan

01:00 - 7 June, 2014
Wing Wall House / Camp Design Inc + Sumosaga Fudosan, © Masumi Kawamura
© Masumi Kawamura

© Masumi Kawamura © Masumi Kawamura © Masumi Kawamura © Masumi Kawamura +11

Redchurch Loft Apartment / Studio Verve Architects

01:00 - 7 June, 2014
Redchurch Loft Apartment / Studio Verve Architects, © Luke White
© Luke White

© Luke White © Luke White © Luke White © Luke White +15

Event: "House Housing: An Untimely History of Architecture and Real Estate"

00:00 - 6 June, 2014
Event: "House Housing: An Untimely History of Architecture and Real Estate"

House Housing is the first public presentation of a multi-year research project conducted by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University. Situated in the Casa Muraro in Venice and staged as an open house, the exhibition responds unsolicited to the proposal by Rem Koolhaas, curator of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition, that architecture focus on its "fundamentals."

Inside Homeland, Portugal’s Pavilion at the US Biennale

00:00 - 6 June, 2014
© Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

The Portuguese Pavilion at the 14th edition of the Venice Biennale has created a newspaper, “, News from ,” which covers the last 100 years of architectural, social and economic news from .

Center for Psychosocial Rehabilitation / Otxotorena Arquitectos

01:00 - 6 June, 2014
Center for Psychosocial Rehabilitation / Otxotorena Arquitectos, © Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Alicante, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Juan M. Otxotorena, José L. Camarasa
  • Collaborator Architects

    Gloria Herrera, Jorge Ortega
  • Area

    16657.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Casa LK / Estúdio MRGB

01:00 - 6 June, 2014
Casa LK / Estúdio MRGB, © Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami

© Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasilia - Federal District, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Igor Campos, Hermes Romão
  • Design Team

    Ailton Cabral, Daniel Nardelli, Bruno Ribas
  • Area

    420.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Ansarada / Those Architects

01:00 - 6 June, 2014
Ansarada / Those Architects, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Design Team

    Ben Mitchell, Simon Addinall, Justin Smith, Geordie McKenzie, Goran Momircevski
  • Area

    850.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Venice Biennale 2014: "Towards A New Avant-Garde" Explores the Emergence of a New Generation of Radical Italian Design

00:00 - 6 June, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: "Towards A New Avant-Garde" Explores the Emergence of a New Generation of Radical Italian Design, © Philippe Declerck / DEVspace
© Philippe Declerck / DEVspace

Writing about radical architects from the 1960s and 70s, the acerbic American critic Michael Sorkin wrote: “Some chose the resistance of advocacy planning and community defense, carrying on the identification with the oppressed. Many took to the woods, back to nature, to study communitarianism and to live a life of virtuous simplicity. Others wondered about the architectural equivalent of rock and roll.” Replace communitarianism with open source, or rock and roll with science fiction, and he could just as well be describing a group of young Italian architects working today. The practitioners of the 1970’s, especially in Italy, transformed their profession but ultimately failed to realize their utopias. What might this new generation achieve?

Towards a New Avant-Garde, an installation and series of discussions at the opening weekend of the Venice Architecture Biennale, will confront the work and approaches of past masters like Superstudio, Archizoom, and the Global Tools group with new, speculative, and politically-charged projects by groups like Itinerant Office, IRA-C, and Snark.

En yu-An / Fumihiko Sano

01:00 - 6 June, 2014
En yu-An / Fumihiko Sano, © Daisuke Shimokawa /Nacása&Partners Inc
© Daisuke Shimokawa /Nacása&Partners Inc

© Daisuke Shimokawa /Nacása&Partners Inc © Daisuke Shimokawa /Nacása&Partners Inc © Daisuke Shimokawa /Nacása&Partners Inc © Daisuke Shimokawa /Nacása&Partners Inc +13