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Developer Seeks to Revive Calatrava's “Chicago Spire”

01:00 - 7 February, 2014
Developer Seeks to Revive Calatrava's “Chicago Spire”, Chicago Spire. Image © Santiago Calatrava
Chicago Spire. Image © Santiago Calatrava

Cloaked in financial woes, what was intended to be the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere has remained a stagnate hole in the Chicago cityscape since the height of the crisis. However, the fate of the Santiago Calatrava-designed luxury condominium may be about to change, as developer Garrett Kelleher is actively seeking court approval to reinstate the project with a $135 million investment from Atlas Apartment Holdings LLC. More on Chicago's 2,000-foot “twisting" spire latest update here on the Chicago Tribune.   

BOBST Headquarters / Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés

01:00 - 7 February, 2014
© Yves André
© Yves André

© Yves André © Yves André © Yves André © Yves André +20

Should You Become a Global Architect?

00:00 - 7 February, 2014
Should You Become a Global Architect?, From upper left: “Chicago Thaws Into Spring,” “Bustling Beijing,” “Approaching London” © Flickr User CC Stuck in Commons. Image
From upper left: “Chicago Thaws Into Spring,” “Bustling Beijing,” “Approaching London” © Flickr User CC Stuck in Commons. Image

Globalization has brought with it many things: the ability to travel, to recognize familiarity in any city, and, most importantly for us, to create trans-continental opportunity in design. It has created a platform for young professionals that no other generation has been fortunate enough to encounter at this scale. If you want to be a Global architect, to chase the award-winning projects, to work side by side with inspiring people, to learn from them and be amongst those at the top of their game, you have to be proactive and seek these people out; in essence, you have to be willing to be mobile.

Relocating for a career is not for everyone and not without risks (those will be covered later); however, having the opportunity to travel to a new city and learn a new skill set is an amazing experience we were both fortunate and proactive enough to capitalize upon. If that’s the kind of experience you seek, then maybe being a Global architect is right for you. Read on to know for sure.

Özyeğin University Student Center / ARK-itecture

01:00 - 7 February, 2014
Özyeğin University Student Center / ARK-itecture, © Koral Oral
© Koral Oral
  • Architects

  • Location

    34794 Istanbul Province, Turkey
  • Interior Design

    B-Design
  • Local Architect

    B-Design
  • Design Team

    Roger L. Klein AIA (Project Designer), Bulent Ergin Gungor (Architect of Record), Can Dagarslani (Project Architect), Baris Basat, Emre Gursoy, Nuran Erdogan, Ergun Kutluturk, Ece Seref, Turkan Dogan, Greg Taylor
  • Area

    22000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Koral Oral © Koral Oral © Koral Oral © Koral Oral +27

Emirates Old Trafford / BDP

01:00 - 7 February, 2014
Emirates Old Trafford / BDP , ©  Daniel Hopkinson
© Daniel Hopkinson
  • Architects

  • Location

    Manchester, UK
  • Main Contractor

    Morgan Sindall
  • Area

    32.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

©  Daniel Hopkinson ©  Daniel Hopkinson ©  Daniel Hopkinson ©  Daniel Hopkinson +6

Archivo: Zeller & Moye's Cultural "Exoskeleton" Planned for Mexico City

01:00 - 7 February, 2014
Archivo: Zeller & Moye's Cultural "Exoskeleton" Planned for Mexico City, Courtesy of Zeller & Moye
Courtesy of Zeller & Moye

To be completed in 2016, 'Archivo' is an open space designed by Zeller & Moye in collaboration with FR-EE that will house a vibrant mix of cultural/design activities, with each floor given a different function. Designed as an "exoskeleton" that opens to its context, 'Archivo' aims to enrich the cultural and social life of Mexico City.

More on the project after the jump.

Moray College / Jmarchitects

01:00 - 7 February, 2014
Moray College / Jmarchitects, © Andrew Lee
© Andrew Lee
  • Architects

  • Location

    Elgin, Moray IV30, UK
  • Design Team

    Rod Duncan, Steven Milford, Claire Ford
  • Project Manager

    Mace
  • Area

    2775.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Andrew Lee © Andrew Lee © Andrew Lee © Andrew Lee +12

Raimund Abraham's Last Project Realized at Former NATO Missile Base

00:00 - 7 February, 2014
Raimund Abraham's Last Project Realized at Former NATO Missile Base, © Tomas Riehle / Arturimages
© Tomas Riehle / Arturimages

Raimund Abraham's last project, a "stunning" design for a building atop an unused NATO missile base in Hombroich, has been realized four years after the architect's death. At the time of his passing, Abraham was working on this project as part of a unique outdoor art complex close to Düsseldorf, Germany. A competition has now been announced to determine the future for the space which has become an "an integral part of Hombroich's cultural sphere."

House on the Hill / Jose Orrego

01:00 - 7 February, 2014
© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lima, Peru
  • Collaborator

    Anahí Bastian
  • Area

    950.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano +25

Vandhalla” Egmont Rehabilitation Centre / CUBO Arkitekter + Force4 Architects

01:00 - 7 February, 2014
Vandhalla” Egmont Rehabilitation Centre / CUBO Arkitekter + Force4 Architects, © Martin Schubert
© Martin Schubert

© Martin Schubert © Martin Schubert © Martin Schubert © Martin Schubert +14

A917 Corporate Headquarters In Pisa / nuvolaB architetti associati

01:00 - 7 February, 2014
A917 Corporate Headquarters In Pisa / nuvolaB architetti associati, Courtesy of nuvolaB architetti associati
Courtesy of nuvolaB architetti associati

Courtesy of nuvolaB architetti associati Courtesy of nuvolaB architetti associati Courtesy of nuvolaB architetti associati Courtesy of nuvolaB architetti associati +19

The Stadiums of Sochi

00:00 - 7 February, 2014
The Stadiums of Sochi, Fisht Olympic Stadium / Populous. Image © 2014 XXII Winter Olympic Games
Fisht Olympic Stadium / Populous. Image © 2014 XXII Winter Olympic Games

The 2014 Winter Olympics has commenced in Sochi within the shell of Populous’ Fabergé egg-inspired stadium. Built solely to host the opening and closing ceremonies, the Fisht Olympic Stadium's translucent polycarbonate roof bears a slight resemblance to the nearby, snow-capped peaks of the Caucasus Mountains. Once the Games are complete, the stadium’s 40,000-seat capacity will be expanded to accommodate the 2018 FIFA World Cup, before retiring as a scaled-down, 25,000-seat home venue for the local football team. 

Populous’ stadium is just one of eleven purpose-built venues within the “Coastal Cluster” Olympic park. Check out a few others that caught our eye, after the break...

Tietgen Dormitory / Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects

01:00 - 7 February, 2014
Tietgen Dormitory / Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects, © Jens M. Lindhe
© Jens M. Lindhe
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rued Langgaards Vej 10, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Consultants

    NIRAS, Freja, Hasløv & Kjærsgaard
  • Engineer

    COWI
  • Landscape

    Marianne Levinsen, Henrik Jørgensen
  • Artwork

    Aggebo & Henriksen
  • Area

    26515.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

© Jens M. Lindhe © Jens M. Lindhe © Jens M. Lindhe © Jens M. Lindhe +19

Black Desert House / Oller & Pejic Architecture

01:00 - 7 February, 2014
Black Desert House / Oller & Pejic Architecture, © Marc Angeles
© Marc Angeles

© Marc Angeles  © Marc Angeles  © Marc Angeles  © Marc Angeles  +46

Archaeological Pavilion / kadawittfeldarchitektur

01:00 - 7 February, 2014
Archaeological Pavilion / kadawittfeldarchitektur, © Jens Kirchner
© Jens Kirchner

© Jens Kirchner © Jens Kirchner © Jörg Hempel © Jörg Hempel +22

Reviewing RIBA's City Health Report: Could Le Corbusier Have Been Right?

00:00 - 7 February, 2014
Reviewing RIBA's City Health Report: Could Le Corbusier Have Been Right?, London's Olympic Park came replete with plenty of green public space. Image © Anthony Charlton
London's Olympic Park came replete with plenty of green public space. Image © Anthony Charlton

The RIBA's recent report "City Health Check: How Design Can Save Lives and Money" looks at the relationship between city planning and public health, surveying the UK's 9 largest cities in a bid to improve public health and thereby save money for the National Health Service. The report includes useful information for city planners, such as the idea that in general, it is quality and not quantity of public space that is the biggest factor when it comes to encouraging people to walk instead of taking transport.

Read on for more of the results of the report - and analysis of these results - after the break

2013 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award Winners

01:00 - 6 February, 2014
2013 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award Winners, Overall Winner / Sense of Place Category. Image © Ken Schluchtmann via Arcaid Images
Overall Winner / Sense of Place Category. Image © Ken Schluchtmann via Arcaid Images

UPDATE: The winning images will go on show February 28th in London at the "Building Images: The Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2013" exhibition. They will remain on view through April 25th inside a renovated factory on 7–9 Woodbridge Street.

The Architectural Photography Awards, hosted by Arcaid Images, have announced the winner, runner-up and shortlisted images for this year's best architecture photos. A distinguished panel architects and editors that included Catherine Slessor, Eva Jiricna, Zaha Hadid, Ivan Harbour and Graham Stirk were asked to look beyond architecture and into composition, atmosphere and scale to ultimately judge four categories of images: Interiors, Exteriors, Sense of Place and Building In Use. Their selections reflect this vision admirably. 

Home For All In Kesennuma / Zhaoyang Architects

01:00 - 6 February, 2014
Home For All In Kesennuma / Zhaoyang Architects, © Jonathan Leijonhufvud
© Jonathan Leijonhufvud
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Yang Zhao
  • Advisor

    Kazuyo Sejima
  • Local architect

    Masanori Watase
  • Design Team

    Ruofan Chen, Zhou Wu
  • Area

    94.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jonathan Leijonhufvud © Hisao Suzuki © Hisao Suzuki © Jonathan Leijonhufvud +33