CTHB Law Office / Salon Architects

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
CTHB Law Office / Salon Architects, © Büşra Yeltekin
© Büşra Yeltekin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Design

    Alper Derinboğaz, Melike Altınışık
  • Team

    Samim Magriso, Gül Ertekin, Ayda Agaoglu
  • Application

    Yeditepe Aral Yapı
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Büşra Yeltekin © Büşra Yeltekin © Büşra Yeltekin © Büşra Yeltekin +15

Hotel Agglo / Gardera-D Architecture

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
Hotel Agglo / Gardera-D Architecture, © Mathieu Choiselat
© Mathieu Choiselat
  • Architects

  • Location

    19 Avenue Jean Molinié, 64100 Bayonne, France
  • Collaborators

    Stéphane Bauche, Delphine Prunet, Franck Toulliou
  • Associated Architect

    François Garrouteigt
  • Acoustic Development

    Point d’orgue, Damien Dupouy
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Mathieu Choiselat © Mathieu Choiselat © Mathieu Choiselat © Mathieu Choiselat +25

Sao Paulo: 5 Great Buildings

00:00 - 11 November, 2013

Producers Monstro Filmes have shared with us a gorgeous animation: an homage to the city of Sao Paulo and its five major architectural icons.

São Paulo: 5 Grandes Construções (Sao Paulo: 5 Great Buildings) highlights the Martinelli Building, Banespa, MASP, COPAN and Unique. Clearly inspired by "Chicago - Five Great Buildings," by Al Boardman, the video uses simple, fluid lines to represent and reveal each building's unique form.

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Northwestern Unveils Potential Replacements for Prentice

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
Northwestern Unveils Potential Replacements for Prentice, Goettsch Partners and Ballinger Proposal. Image Courtesy of Northwestern University
Goettsch Partners and Ballinger Proposal. Image Courtesy of Northwestern University

Northwestern University has unveiled three final proposals that are in the running to replace Bertrand Goldberg’s Prentice Woman’s Hospital, which is currently being demolished in Chicago after a long, high-profile preservation battleThe shortlisted architects - Goettsch Partners and Ballinger, Perkins + Will, and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and Payette - have each proposed a two-phased plan for the 600,000 square-foot Biomedical Research Building, which is intended to become a “world-class research and development enterprise” that serves as an “anchor” for the Feinberg School of Medicine’s research facilities.

View the shortlisted proposals after the break...

Bluetrain / Studio Equator

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
Bluetrain / Studio Equator, © Andrew Wuttke
© Andrew Wuttke

© Andrew Wuttke © Andrew Wuttke © Andrew Wuttke © Andrew Wuttke +26

Extension to a House in Meudon / CUT Architectures

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
© David Foessel
© David Foessel

© David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel +16

La Petite Brioche / Binomio Estudio

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
La Petite Brioche / Binomio Estudio, © David Zarzoso
© David Zarzoso

© David Zarzoso © David Zarzoso © David Zarzoso © David Zarzoso +9

Eight Teams Shortlisted to Masterplan Moscow Financial Center

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
Eight Teams Shortlisted to Masterplan Moscow Financial Center, IFC Site in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, Moscow
IFC Site in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, Moscow

Eight teams have been selected to participate in the second stage of an international competition to masterplan a new financial center west of “New Moscow”. Located in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, the 460 hectare mixed-use development will include the construction of offices, housing and hotels, as well as commercial and social infrastructure. 

The 8 shortlisted teams are:

Conservatoire d'Aubervilliers / Agence Chochon-Pierre

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
© Augusto Da Silva
© Augusto Da Silva

© Augusto Da Silva © Nicolas Borel © Nicolas Borel © Nicolas Borel +20

House 2 For A Photographer / OAB

01:00 - 10 November, 2013
House 2 For A Photographer / OAB, © Alejo Bague
© Alejo Bague
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ajuntament de Alcanar Oficina Turisme, Carrer de Lepanto, 0, 43569 Cases D'Alcanar (les), Tarragona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Carlos Ferrater
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

© Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague +17

Qunli Stormwater Wetland Park / Turenscape

01:00 - 10 November, 2013
Qunli Stormwater Wetland Park / Turenscape, Courtesy of Turenscape
Courtesy of Turenscape
  • Architects

  • Location

    Haerbin, Heilongjiang, China
  • Area

    300000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Turenscape

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New CTTI headquarters for Generalitat de Catalunya / Marc Casany

01:00 - 10 November, 2013
New CTTI headquarters for Generalitat de Catalunya / Marc Casany, © Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons

© Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons +27

Mirador School / BmasC Arquitectos

01:00 - 10 November, 2013
Mirador School / BmasC Arquitectos, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
  • Architects

  • Location

    Navahondilla, Avila, España
  • Project Architects

    Arturo Blanco Herrero, Alegría Colón Mur
  • Technical Architect

    Fernando Ibarrondo
  • Project Area

    655.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photography

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +17

"Marievik 15" Competition Entry / Louis Paillard Architects

01:00 - 10 November, 2013
"Marievik 15" Competition Entry / Louis Paillard Architects, View of Waterfront. Image Courtesy of Louis Paillard Architects
View of Waterfront. Image Courtesy of Louis Paillard Architects

Louis Paillard Architects' proposal for Marievik, a site south west of Sweden's capital, is an attempt to condense 65,000 square metres of housing, retail, restaurants and a school into just 12,000 square metres of available space through "six iconic objects." According to the architects, Stockholm is a city built "by public spaces, shared spaces, [and] parks and gardens", which led to their design "twisting itself around the void."

2 Houses in Punta Pite / Izquierdo Lehmann

00:00 - 10 November, 2013
© Luis Izquierdo
© Luis Izquierdo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zapallar, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Project Area

    800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photography

    Luis Izquierdo

© Luis Izquierdo © Luis Izquierdo © Luis Izquierdo © Luis Izquierdo +22

The Dean of Parsons: Design Education Must Change

00:00 - 10 November, 2013
via Josh Barndt, Alexandra Castillo Kesper, Braden Crooks, Aubrey Murdock, Joel Stein, and Charles Wirene. This year Parsons formed a partnership with New York City’s Center for Social Innovation to incubate design-led social innovation projects by Parsons students and alumni. One of the projects in development is Citysteading, a community-driven process for empowering and engaging marginal-ized communities. Image Courtesy of Metropolis Magazine
via Josh Barndt, Alexandra Castillo Kesper, Braden Crooks, Aubrey Murdock, Joel Stein, and Charles Wirene. This year Parsons formed a partnership with New York City’s Center for Social Innovation to incubate design-led social innovation projects by Parsons students and alumni. One of the projects in development is Citysteading, a community-driven process for empowering and engaging marginal-ized communities. Image Courtesy of Metropolis Magazine

Although university is meant to be a place of educational exploration, paths, particularly for architects and designers, tend to be extremely prescribed. In "Notes from the Dean," originally published in Metropolis Magazine, Executive Dean Joel Towers describes how the Parsons New School for Design is pioneering a new design program that is more reflective of modern design approaches: "The world has changed; the role of design has changed. And the way that designers are taught to engage with the world must change, too."

Every generation is presented with challenges specific to its time and place. We live in a world changing in ways that were unimaginable at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, when design education first began to take shape. Technology (aided and abetted by design), advances in scientific knowledge, and shifts in social and cultural norms shaped design in the twentieth century. Our problems today involve more complex and interconnected systems—climate, cities, resources, networks, flows—and call for a new paradigm. Design in the twenty-first century is of critical importance in both addressing these challenges and transforming them into opportunities to remake the world around us. To do so, design education must change.

Design schools have traditionally adhered to a model that builds programs based on a foundation year, a well-defined and contained introduction to the basics of material, form, and color. And while that foundation is an important cornerstone of design education, it leaves little room for the more exploratory methods of cross-disciplinary and technology-based learning, and for understanding and applying design in the context of the larger world. That old model needs to evolve to reflect design’s enhanced role as a catalyst for innovation and creativity.

ArchiLab, Naturalizing Architecture: The Architects

00:00 - 10 November, 2013

After taking a hiatus while the new FRAC Centre was being built, ArchiLab has returned for its ninth edition. The lab started as an opportunity to question the practice of the architect, the diversification of the field, and the new urban challenges of our changing, globalized world. Founded by Marie-Ange Brayer (Director of the FRAC) & Frédéric Migayrou (Deputy Director of the MNAM-Centre Pompidou), it has shaped the architectural debate and served as a launch platform for many architects. 

DIALOG and Snøhetta to Design Calgary’s New Central Library

00:00 - 10 November, 2013
DIALOG and Snøhetta to Design Calgary’s New Central Library, Site. Image Courtesy of DIALOG
Site. Image Courtesy of DIALOG

The search is over: DIALOG and Snøhetta have been selected from a shortlist of four to design a new central library in the Canadian city of Calgary. Planned for a prime location adjacent to City Hall, the 280,000 square foot “landmark” will “strengthen the fabric of community life by weaving East Village, the original heart of Calgary, back into the story of Centre City.” Once complete in 2018, the new library will serve over 140,000 workers and students who travel downtown every day.