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Lemur Exhibit / Snowdon Architects

01:00 - 3 March, 2014
Lemur Exhibit  / Snowdon Architects, © Drew Echberg
© Drew Echberg
  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne Zoo, Elliott Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia
  • Area

    135.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Drew Echberg © Drew Echberg © Drew Echberg © Drew Echberg +17

Krampon House / Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates

01:00 - 3 March, 2014
Krampon House / Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates, © Yutaka Kinumaki
© Yutaka Kinumaki

© Yutaka Kinumaki © Yutaka Kinumaki © Yutaka Kinumaki © Yutaka Kinumaki +17

Baulinder Haus / Hufft Projects

01:00 - 3 March, 2014
Baulinder Haus / Hufft Projects, © Andrew Fabin
© Andrew Fabin

© Andrew Fabin © Andrew Fabin © Andrew Fabin © Andrew Fabin +18

Cavendish Heights Residence / AFFECT-T

01:00 - 2 March, 2014
Cavendish Heights Residence / AFFECT-T , © Luke James Hayes
© Luke James Hayes
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mannings - Jardine's Lookout, 5 Perkins Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
  • Architect in Charge

    Luke Hayes
  • Area

    178.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Luke James Hayes © Luke James Hayes © Luke James Hayes © Luke James Hayes +18

Water Sports Centre / Oliver Mang Architekten

01:00 - 2 March, 2014
Water Sports Centre / Oliver Mang Architekten, © Kai Bienert
© Kai Bienert

© Kai Bienert © Kai Bienert © Thomas Birk Courtesy of Oliver Mang +19

TEMPO / Parasite Studio

01:00 - 2 March, 2014
TEMPO / Parasite Studio, © Attila Wenczel
© Attila Wenczel
  • Architects

  • Location

    Timișoara, Romania
  • Design Team

    Claudiu Toma , Zeno Ardelean , Norbert Ianko
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Attila Wenczel © Attila Wenczel © Attila Wenczel © Attila Wenczel +15

House M / Teppei Fujiwara Architects Labo

01:00 - 2 March, 2014
House M / Teppei Fujiwara Architects Labo, © Sadao Hotta
© Sadao Hotta

© Sadao Hotta © Sadao Hotta © Sadao Hotta © Sadao Hotta +13

Why Do Architects Keep Struggling to Get By?

00:00 - 2 March, 2014
Why Do Architects Keep Struggling to Get By?, Courtesy of Jim Bryant/Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Courtesy of Jim Bryant/Seattle Post-Intelligencer

In this Financial Times article, Will Hunter reacts to another FT article which brands architects as "cling-ons": "middle class but only by the skin of our teeth". Hunter's article looks at the reasons why our profession has suffered so badly, as doctors' and bankers' fortunes have improved dramatically. You can read the full article here.

A Place to Chill: Sweden's Ice Hotel

00:00 - 2 March, 2014
Before the Big Bang Suite by artists Rob Harding & Timsam Harding. Image © Christopher Hauser
Before the Big Bang Suite by artists Rob Harding & Timsam Harding. Image © Christopher Hauser

The IceHotel, a hotel in Jukkasjärvi in Northern Sweden that melts back into the Torne River and is rebuilt each year, is currently in the design phase for next winter. But there's a new twist: next year guests are able to collaborate with artists to design a suite that is bespoke to their individual tastes. The price tag is admittedly rather steep, and those going for this option can expect "one of the most expensive hotel rooms in the world", according to the press release.

Is it worth it? Why don't you decide for yourself - images from this winter's hotel are after the break!

The It's Alive Suite by artists Karl-Johan Ekeroth & Christian Strömqvist. Image © Christopher Hauser The Bedtime Story Suite by artists Wilfred Stijge & Edith van de Wetering. Image © Paulina Holmgren The Blue Marine Suite, by artists William Blomstrand & Andrew Winch. Image © Paulina Holmgren The Dragon Residence Suite by artists Dorjsuren Lkhagvadorj & Bazarsad Bayarsaikhan. Image © Paulina Holmgren +11

Doctors in the Studio: The Right Medicine for Healthcare Architecture?

00:00 - 2 March, 2014
Doctors in the Studio: The Right Medicine for Healthcare Architecture?, Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, designed by a joint venture between HDR + Corgan. HOK is responsible for the hospital’s furnishings and equipment, and has also been executing a study of the role of furnishings and artwork in inpatient care. Image Courtesy of HDR + Corgan
Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, designed by a joint venture between HDR + Corgan. HOK is responsible for the hospital’s furnishings and equipment, and has also been executing a study of the role of furnishings and artwork in inpatient care. Image Courtesy of HDR + Corgan

This article, written by Kim A. O'Connell, and first published on the AIA website as "Is there a Doctor in the Firm? (Or a Nurse in the Studio?)" discusses the growing overlap between architects and healthcare professionals, who collaborate or even learn both disciplines to design more effective healthcare architecture - relying on research more rigorously than ever before.

Since it opened last fall, a cardiac hospital in Bulgaria is already operating at full capacity and is among the most technologically advanced of its kind in Europe. Project delivery for the City Clinic in Sofia was remarkably fast—only a year from the time Dallas-based HKS Architects was hired until doctors began seeing patients. A former car dealership was renovated to create the 38,000-square-foot, 55-bed facility, helping to expedite matters.

The other major contributing factor may have been that, from its earliest beginnings, a physician played a leading role—from landing the project to identifying specific medical needs and seeing the design through to completion. It's a model that seems to be taking hold in architecture. More and more, architecture firms are bringing health professionals into their design studios to help them create the next generation of healthcare architecture.

Read on after the break to find out how this shift is producing better buildings for healthcare

O Dispensing Pharmacy / ninkipen!

01:00 - 2 March, 2014
O Dispensing Pharmacy / ninkipen!, © Hiroki Kawata
© Hiroki Kawata
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ōgaki, Gifu, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Yasuo Imazu
  • Structural Engineer

    Yosiki Mondo
  • Area

    172.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata +14

The Freakonomics Podcast Tackles the Question: Why Is Japan Crazy About Housing?

00:00 - 2 March, 2014
The Freakonomics Podcast Tackles the Question: Why Is Japan Crazy About Housing?, House NA / Sou Fujimoto Architects. Image © Iwan Baan
House NA / Sou Fujimoto Architects. Image © Iwan Baan

Freakonomics has just posted a fascinating new podcast that takes on the question posed by Alastair Townsend in our AD original article: “Why Japan is Crazy About Housing.” The podcast consults with Townsend and economic experts to present a thought-provoking answer to the puzzling question of why Japan builds architecture that is avant-garde and yet, ultimately, disposable. The answer may just surprise you. Listen to the whole podcast here:

Swimming Pool Prototype in La Coruña / Francisco Mangado

02:00 - 1 March, 2014
Swimming Pool Prototype in La Coruña / Francisco Mangado, © Cesar San Millán
© Cesar San Millán

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Cesar San Millán © Cesar San Millán +10

Jeanne Gang Selected to Design San Francisco Skyscraper

00:00 - 1 March, 2014
Jeanne Gang Selected to Design San Francisco Skyscraper, © Sally Ryan Photography
© Sally Ryan Photography

Though few details have emerged, developers Tishman Speyer have confirmed that they have selected Chicago-based architects Studio Gang to design a skyscraper in San Francisco. Gang's tower will be one of three Tishman Speyer projects in the city. We'll be sure to update you as more information becomes available. Via SFGate.

House Maza / CHK arquitectura

01:00 - 1 March, 2014
House Maza / CHK arquitectura, © Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani

© Yoshihiro Koitani    © Yoshihiro Koitani    © Yoshihiro Koitani    © Yoshihiro Koitani    +48

  • Architects

  • Location

    Valle de Bravo, State of Mexico, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Eduardo Hernández Ch.
  • Area

    489.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Le Carré en Seine / PietriArchitectes

01:00 - 1 March, 2014
Le Carré en Seine / PietriArchitectes, © Thierry Favatier
© Thierry Favatier

© Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Thierry Favatier +26

Supermarket in Athens / KLab architecture

01:00 - 1 March, 2014
Supermarket in Athens  / KLab architecture, © Panos Kokkinias
© Panos Kokkinias
  • Architects

  • Location

    Elaion 38, Kifissia 145 64, Greece
  • Architect in Charge

    Konstantinos Labrinopoulos
  • Design Team

    Enrique Ramírez, Veronika Vasileiou, Elena Skorda, Haris Heizanoglou, Mark Chapman
  • Construction Management

    Future Constructions
  • Area

    2600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Panos Kokkinias © Panos Kokkinias © Panos Kokkinias © Panos Kokkinias +23

Waterfront Housing In a Post-Sandy World

00:00 - 1 March, 2014
Waterfront Housing In a Post-Sandy World, Domino Sugar Site by SHoP Architects
Domino Sugar Site by SHoP Architects

Almost 400,000 New Yorkers live in floodplains, a number that should double by 2050 due to sea level rising. After Hurricane Sandy, the waterfront neighborhoods in which they live were dramatically re-envisioned, taking into account the heavy downpours and high winds that come with coastal storms. Is it possible to live safely while enjoying life at the water's edge?