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Salle Polyvalente de Plumergat / Studio 02

01:00 - 21 October, 2014
Salle Polyvalente de Plumergat / Studio 02, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +21

E:MG Advertising Agency / VOX Architects

01:00 - 21 October, 2014
E:MG Advertising Agency / VOX Architects, © Alexey Knyazev
© Alexey Knyazev

© Alexey Knyazev © Alexey Knyazev © Alexey Knyazev © Alexey Knyazev +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Boris Voskoboynikov
  • Area

    12000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Stone House Transformation in Scaiano / Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects

01:00 - 21 October, 2014
Stone House Transformation in Scaiano / Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects, © Hannes Henz
© Hannes Henz

© Hannes Henz © Hannes Henz © Hannes Henz © Hannes Henz +29

Why China's President Says "No More Weird Buildings"

00:00 - 21 October, 2014
Why China's President Says "No More Weird Buildings", Xi Jinping has criticized OMA's CCTV Headquarters. Image © OMA / Philippe Ruault
Xi Jinping has criticized OMA's CCTV Headquarters. Image © OMA / Philippe Ruault

The President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, has reportedly called for an end to the "weird buildings" being built in China, and particularly in the nation's capital, Beijing. In a two hour speech at a literary symposium in Beijing last week, Mr Xi expressed his views that art should serve the people and be morally inspiring, identifying architectural projects such as OMA's CCTV Headquarters as the kind of building that should no longer be constructed in Beijing.

With China's construction boom being one of the most talked about features of today's architecture scene - and many a Western practice relying on their extravagant projects to prop up their studios - the Chinese leader's comments have the potential to affect the landscape of architectural practice worldwide. But what is behind these sentiments? Read on after the break to find out.

Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster Tapped to Design Luxury Hotels in China

00:00 - 21 October, 2014
Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster Tapped to Design Luxury Hotels in China , Jumeirah Nanjing. Image Courtesy of Jumeirah Group
Jumeirah Nanjing. Image Courtesy of Jumeirah Group

Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster have been tapped to design two luxury hotels for the Jumeirah Group's newest properties in China: Jumeirah Wuhan and Jumeirah Nanjing. Both properties will be adjacent to existing business districts and will provide luxury suites, specialty restaurants, executive club lounges, business centers, spas and more. 

S-House / Yuusuke Karasawa Architects

01:00 - 21 October, 2014
S-House / Yuusuke Karasawa Architects, © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura +43

NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center / Gould Evans

01:00 - 21 October, 2014
NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center / Gould Evans, © Assassi Productions
© Assassi Productions

© Assassi Productions © Assassi Productions © Assassi Productions © Assassi Productions +29

Call For Proposals: Hello Nature!

01:00 - 21 October, 2014
Call For Proposals: Hello Nature!, Competition Site. Image Courtesy of Combo Competitions
Competition Site. Image Courtesy of Combo Competitions

Combo Competitions' latest ideas challenge, entitled Hello Nature!, centres on a site located in northern Sweden at the foot of a mountain (Omneberget), sat within an area called the High Coast (Höga Kusten) - which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This competition is looking for "structures that celebrate nature", which also involve elements of "both education and recreation, or - if you prefer - business and pleasure." The wider question the competition poses is whether or not architecture can encourage involvement with nature. Previous Combo Competitions have included the London Cinema Challenge and Faith! A Place of Worship in London, both of which attracted a number of high quality proposals.

Daniel Libeskind-Designed Condominium Towers Proposed for Boca Raton

00:00 - 21 October, 2014
Daniel Libeskind-Designed Condominium Towers Proposed for Boca Raton, © Vingtsix
© Vingtsix

Daniel Libeskind has teamed up with locally-based GS4 Studios to propose a four-tower, luxury condominium project for downtown Boca Raton, Florida. North of Miami, the “Mizner on the Green” development will add 500 residential units and a two-acre public park directly adjacent to the Boca Raton Resort and Club golf course. 

Showroom for &tradition / NORM Architects

01:00 - 21 October, 2014
Showroom for &tradition / NORM Architects, © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen
© Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

© Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Patricia Parinejad +39

7 Ways To Get Paid Faster by Improving Your Invoicing Process at Your Architecture Practice

00:00 - 21 October, 2014
7 Ways To Get Paid Faster by Improving Your Invoicing Process at Your Architecture Practice, Courtesy of WorkflowMax
Courtesy of WorkflowMax

How much do you love invoicing? I imagine, about as much as you love cleaning the mouldy food out of the back of your refrigerator. Or possibly your annual trip to the dentist. Or maybe as much as your neighbor's dog who likes to run around in circles yapping excitedly for seven straight hours.

On invoicing days, you will usually find me in the kitchen, condiments spread everywhere, frantically trying to discern exactly what that lump of amorphous green goo stuck at the bottom of the vegetable crisper once was. 

As an architect, you’re writing invoices all the time, for huge amounts of money. You’ve probably had enough late-paying clients or miscalculated fees to understand how important it is to stay on top of invoicing and make sure you haven’t missed off a zero or moved a decimal point in the total. But pulling all the data together, giving the client the information they want, and making sure you’ve calculated it all correctly can take hours. Hours you’d rather spend on other tasks, like actually working in the studio. 

What Should Obama's Presidential Library Look Like?

00:00 - 21 October, 2014
What Should Obama's Presidential Library Look Like?, Columbia University: open space, throughout the community. Image © Alfonso Medina/T38 Studio via the Guardian
Columbia University: open space, throughout the community. Image © Alfonso Medina/T38 Studio via the Guardian

Barack Obama still has two years left in his presidency, but speculative planning for his Presidential Library has already begun for each of the four possible final locations. Just as the election of President Obama broke down historical precedents for who could hold office, could the design of his dedication library represent an architectural shift from previous libraries? This article by Lilah Raptopoulos from The Guardian presents four unofficial visions for the design of the new library, each of them from award-winning architects. Their bold design sketches expand our perceptions of what a presidential library could be, and explore new ways in which these libraries could serve their communities. See all four designs and read the full article from The Guardian entitled, “Obama's presidential library: four radical visions of the future from top architects.”

Kwel Ka Baung School / a.gor.a Architects

01:00 - 21 October, 2014
Kwel Ka Baung School / a.gor.a Architects, Courtesy of Agora Architects
Courtesy of Agora Architects

Courtesy of Agora Architects Courtesy of Agora Architects Courtesy of Agora Architects Courtesy of Agora Architects +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mae Sot, Mae Sot District, Tak 63110, Thailand
  • Project Year

    2014

Casa no Príncipe Real / Camarim Arquitectos

01:00 - 21 October, 2014
Casa no Príncipe Real / Camarim Arquitectos, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Vasco Correia, Patrícia Sousa
  • Area

    41.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Bureau Architecture Méditerranée Designs Algerian Parliament Around a Vast Plaza

01:00 - 21 October, 2014
Bureau Architecture Méditerranée Designs Algerian Parliament Around a Vast Plaza, © Bureau Architecture Méditerranée
© Bureau Architecture Méditerranée

Bureau Architecture Méditerranée has unveiled the design for the new Parliament of Algeria, a complex including buildings for the People's National Assembly, the National Council (Senate), the Chamber (Congress), and a residence for legislators. The buildings are organized around a large public plaza, "a symbolic gathering place for the free people who give the republic its legitimacy and authority," on a site that connects the historic and modern parts of the city.

Congress of the Republic of Algeria. Perspective view from the courtyard. Image © Bureau Architecture Méditerranée People’s National Assembly. Hall of honor. Image © Bureau Architecture Méditerranée Congress of the Republic of Algeria. View from the terrace under the dome. Image © Bureau Architecture Méditerranée Congress of the Republic of Algeria. View of the chamber. Image © Bureau Architecture Méditerranée +15

In Progress: Palace Museum-Southern Branch / KRIS YAO | ARTECH

01:00 - 21 October, 2014
In Progress: Palace Museum-Southern Branch / KRIS YAO | ARTECH, © National Palace Museum
© National Palace Museum

Render. Image Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH © Jeffrey Cheng © Jeffrey Cheng Render. Image Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chiayi, Taiwan
  • Design Team

    Kuo-Chien Shen, Frank Lu, Max Chen, Winnie Wang, Ting-Tseng Shen, Jake Sun, Wen-Li Liu, Ting-Fung Ho, Wen-Ling Liao, Miya Yu, Jun-Ren Chou, Tien-Yu Lo, Calvin Chen, Yi-Seng Tsai
  • Area

    38413.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Grimshaw Selected to Expand Peru's International Airport

00:00 - 21 October, 2014
Grimshaw Selected to Expand Peru's International Airport, Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chávez. Image Courtesy of LAP
Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chávez. Image Courtesy of LAP

Grimshaw has landed a $950 million expansion project for the Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, Peru. As reported by the Architect’s Journal, Grimshaw will work with ARCADIS, CH2MHill and Ramboll to design a seven million square meter scheme that will include a new air traffic control tower and second terminal for the international airport. Designs are set to be revealed in 2015.

Donna van Milligen Bielke Wins Prix de Rome Architecture 2014

00:00 - 21 October, 2014
Donna van Milligen Bielke Wins Prix de Rome Architecture 2014, Cabinet of Curiosities / Donna van Milligen Bielke. Image Courtesy of Prix de Rome
Cabinet of Curiosities / Donna van Milligen Bielke. Image Courtesy of Prix de Rome

The Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science Jet Bussemaker has awarded architect Donna van Milligen Bielke the €40,000 Prix de Rome Architecture 2014. A 2012 graduate from the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, Van Milligen Bielke won the prize for her “radical and poetic intervention” - Cabinet of Curiosities - for the Hoogstraat in Rotterdam.