House in Hofit / Paritzki & Liani Architects

© Amit Geron

Architects: Paritzki & Liani Architects
Location: Hofit,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 919 sqm
Photographs: Amit Geron

Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award Winners 2012

Courtesy of Fernando Guerra

Arcaid Images, in conjunction with The Architectural Review and World Architecture Festival, just announced the 2012 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award Winners in the categories of exterior, interior, sense of place, and buildings in use. Images and the winners of each category can be viewed after the break.

FECHAC Regional Office / Grupo ARKHOS

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Architects: Grupo ARKHOS
Location: Ciudad Juarez,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 15,600 sq ft
Photographs: Courtesy of Grupo ARKHOS

Vasconcelos Mexico Public Library by Alberto Kalach
Vasconcelos Mexico Public Library by Alberto Kalach

Alberto Kalach Lecture

Each year the Architectural League presents the work of significant international figures who powerfully influence contemporary architectural practice and shape the future of the built environment. Co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union, the…

Beacom School of Business / Charles Rose Architects

© John Linden

Architects: Charles Rose Architects
Location: , SD, USA
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: John Linden

Flemington Primary School / Maddison Architects

© Amir Shayan

Architects: Maddison Architects
Location: Flemington, Victoria,
Principal: Peter Maddison
Design Director: Kim McLaren
Project Architect: Chris Jones
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 1,000 sqm
Photographs: Amir Shayan

Courtesy of Boston Society of Architects
Courtesy of Boston Society of Architects

ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX)

Produced by the Boston Society of Architects, the ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) will take place November 14-16 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Boasting the most comprehensive education program and largest marketplace for the design and construction industry in New…

Sports Centre Csörsz / T2.a Architects

© Zsolt Batár

Architects: T2.a Architects
Location: Budapest,
Architect In Charge: Gábor Turányi, Bence Turányi
Project Team: Zsolt Frikker, András Göde, Orsolya Gönczi, László Földes, Barna Láris, Péter Márk, Eszter Mészáros, Levente Skultéti, Zoltán Stein, Miklós Vannay
Photographs: Zsolt Batár

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Venice Biennale 2012: ModellStudiengang

© Nico Saieh

The artists in this installation share, with Thomas Demand, a very particular attitude towards models, which stems from their engagement with architecture. Models, according to Demand, are ways of understanding the environment without the distraction of a multitude of diverging stimulations. They are pieces of cultural technology.

Renzo Piano is not an architect

© Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Well, according to the UK’s Architects Registration Board (ARB) he isn’t.

Last week, received an email from the ARB asking them to refrain from calling Renzo Piano and Daniel Libeskind an architect, since “they are not registered with the ARB they are not entitled to be described as such”.

The statement said: “BD referred to two eminent individuals as architects – neither of whom are on the UK register. This is one of a number of peripheral areas, and architects often contact us when they are concerned about the use of the title ‘architect’ in the press although no breach of the legislation in fact occurs.”

Two Houses / BAUEN

© Mónica Matiauda

Architects: BAUEN
Location: Luque,
Architect In Charge: Aldo Cristaldo Kegler
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 600 sqm
Photographs: Marcelo Jiménez, Mónica Matiauda

AD Round Up: Architecture in China

© Iwan Baan

Time for our first selection of Architecture in . We have five great projects that you probably missed! Like the amazing Ningbo Historic Museum by 2012 Pritzker Prize, Wang Shu. Revisit the Ordos Art Museum designed by DnA or the CR Land Guanganmen Green Technology Showroom by Vector Architects. Check out the 2,790sqm Barbie Shanghai Store by Slade Architecture. To end our selection, a great project by chinese practice MAD: Hong Luo Club House.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Showroom / Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects PC

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Architects: Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects PC
Location: , NY, USA
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Scott Frances

In Progress: Singapore Sports Hub / Arup

© Sports Hub, Oaker

Construction has commenced on the world’s largest dome roof at Singapore’s National Stadium. Once completed in 2014, the Arup-designed structure will provide shelter to the 55,000 seat stadium and surrounding ticketed community spaces in the heart of the 35ha sports precinct. Singapore’s National Stadium will be the only stadium in the world, custom-built to host football, rugby, cricket and athletic events in one venue.

The simple geometric form of the ultra-thin, retractable dome spans 310m and is designed to use only a fraction of the energy required for an equivalent fully enclosed stadium. Continue after the break to learn more.

Basket Apartments in Paris / OFIS architects

© Tomaz Gregoric

Architects: OFIS architects
Location: ,
Design Team: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Robert Janez, Janez Martincic, Andrej Gregoric, Janja del Linz, Louis Geiswiller, Hyunggyu Kim, Chaewan Shin, Jaehyun Kim, Erin Durno, Javier Carrera, Giuliana Fimmano, Jolien Maes, Lin Wei
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Tomaz Gregoric

Holy Rosary Church Complex Succumbs to Redesign

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After a recent settlement between the administration of the Holy Rosary Church and “those involved with the design and construction” of the complexes, the church is moving forward with new plans to redesign the elegant six-year-old complex. The new design, by WHLC Architecture, may not be changing much in respect to the structure – “we are not demolishing the entire buildings” the administration reassures – but the reconstruction defaces the original intent of the simple geometries and material choices made by Trahan Architects when the church complex was first designed in 2004.

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Venice Biennale 2012: Gateway / Norman Foster

© Nico Saieh

For the 13th Venice Biennale, was invited to create two exhibitions. On the one hand, there’s Central Pavilion, “Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank HQ”, specifically commissioned by David Chipperfield, which presents how a public space, created by physically lifting a tower to make a space at its base, has been used by people over time.

On the other hand, we find“Gateway.” Located at the beginning of the Arsenale, it is one of the first spaces the public encounters at the Biennale. In this installation, viewers are presented with an intense dose of images and words, representing different types of buildings and spaces, criss-crossed with the names of the architects, designers and planners that have influenced our built environment over the years.

We had the chance to interview Norman Foster, who tells us more about “Gateway” in this video. Full interview coming tomorrow!

More about this exhibit after the break:

The Indicator: Vers une nouvelle norme

© Alan W. George; San Francisco (image via Flickr)

Not all is well with the global economy. Eurozone is in crisis, and East Asian market is stalling, and North America (read: the US) is see-sawing until after the election. Of course, this is not news to people in the architecture profession, where many firms are just beginning to recover from the last four years of belt-tightening lay-offs and restructuring.

Here in the the unemployment rate, though varying state-to-state, is still painfully high nationally at 7.8%. In California it was 10.6% back in August. Compressing further down to Los Angeles where I am, it’s 10%. According to a report from Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce the unemployment rate for recent architecture graduates was 13.9%, the highest among other fields.

Continue reading The Indicator after the break.