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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

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

"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

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

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

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

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."

Sutherland Hussey Wins Competition to Design Sessay Community Hub

00:00 - 13 January, 2015
© Sutherland Hussey Architects, courtesy of RIBA
© Sutherland Hussey Architects, courtesy of RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced Sutherland Hussey Architects and Gross Max Landscape Architects as winners of a competition to design a new community hub for Sessay Village in North Yorkshire. The proposal, which jury chair Robin Snell believed to have “best expressed the client vision,” aims to become a well-used public destination that properly serves more than 20 local organizations, including a primary school, cricket club and the Sessay First Responders.

The narrow, single-story pavilion will stretch between two circular sports fields, connecting it’s inner halls directly to the outdoors. Continue after the break for more images of the project. 

© Sutherland Hussey Architects, courtesy of RIBA © Sutherland Hussey Architects, courtesy of RIBA © Sutherland Hussey Architects, courtesy of RIBA © Sutherland Hussey Architects, courtesy of RIBA +7

SZ House / AlarciaFerrer Arquitectos

01:00 - 13 January, 2015
SZ House / AlarciaFerrer Arquitectos, Courtesy of Lucas Carranza
Courtesy of Lucas Carranza

Courtesy of Lucas Carranza Courtesy of Lucas Carranza Courtesy of Lucas Carranza Courtesy of Lucas Carranza +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mendiolaza, Córdoba, Argentina
  • Project Architects

    Joaquin Alarcia, Federico
 Ferrer Deheza
  • Project Area

    151.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010

Factory in the Earth / Ryuichi Ashizawa Architect & Associates

00:00 - 13 January, 2015
Factory in the Earth / Ryuichi Ashizawa Architect & Associates, © Kaori Ichikawa
© Kaori Ichikawa

© Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Design Team

    LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE :Inada Junichi(WIN), LIGHTING DESIGNER :Izumi Okayasu(Izumi Okayasu Lighting Design), STRUCTURE ENGINEER :Hirokazu Touki,Takuo Nagai, MECHANICAL ENGINEER :Eiji Sato(ES associates), ELECTRICAL ENGINEER : NICHIEI ARCHITECTS,   LOCAL ARCHITECT; Nakano Construction sdn Bhd
  • Area

    25141.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Hinterland House / Shaun Lockyer Architects

01:00 - 13 January, 2015
Hinterland House / Shaun Lockyer Architects, © Scott Burrows Photography
© Scott Burrows Photography

© Scott Burrows Photography © Scott Burrows Photography © Scott Burrows Photography © Scott Burrows Photography +35

ARCHISHAPE: "Architecture Shapes in Minimalist Clothing"

01:00 - 13 January, 2015
ARCHISHAPE: "Architecture Shapes in Minimalist Clothing", Courtesy of Federico Babina
Courtesy of Federico Babina

Working in reverse, Italian architect Federico Babina’s latest set of illustrations deconstructs the stylistic forms of 25 famous architects into a series of abstract compositions that embody the essence of each architect's style. This “process,” as Babina says, aims to reveal the “ideal connection between architecture itself as a form of representation and the representation used in its design.”

“The architecture is a set of shapes that draw volumes and voids which sequence generates functions and meanings. These illustrations are one of the possible ways to watch, observe and describe architecture… In these pictures you can read architectural references or simply let your mind get lost between the lines and colors for more imaginative interpretations.”

View all 25 illustrations, after the break.

Courtesy of Federico Babina Courtesy of Federico Babina Courtesy of Federico Babina Courtesy of Federico Babina +25