The unused Reading Railroad, in Philadelphia.
The unused Reading Railroad, in Philadelphia.

A “High Line” Makeover for A Former Railroad in Philly?

From a park in a forgotten metro station to a human-sized “LEGO” bridge (see our post: The 4 Coolest “High Line” Inspired Projects), the massive success of New York City‘s High Line continues to inspire citizens across the globe to see their city’s…

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Waterfront Kopaszi Dam / T2.a Architects

© Zsolt Batár

Architects: T2.a Architects
Location: Budapest,
Architects: Gábor Turányi, Bence Turányi, Tamás Mórocz
Project Year: 2005
Photographs: Zsolt Batár, Attila Polgár

Sense / Kazutoshi Imanaga

Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office

Architects: Kazutoshi Imanaga
Location: , Japan
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 340 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office

Courtesy of NJIT College of Architecture and Design (CoAD)
Courtesy of NJIT College of Architecture and Design (CoAD)

NJIT Fall 2012 Lecture Series

The College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) at NJIT will be launching its Fall 2012 Lecture Series on October 15 with Neil Meredith’s talk on a recent project by Gehry Technologies, Burj Khalifa Office Ceiling. Featuring Fred Kent*, Alissia Melka-Teichroew,…

20th-Century World Architecture

20th-Century World Architecture portrays, for the first time, an overview of the finest built architecture from around the world completed between 1900 and 1999. The unprecedented global scope of this collection of over 750 key buildings juxtaposes architectural icons with regional masterpieces.

Specially designed and commissioned graphics at the start of the atlas explore the changing economic and political contexts of architectural production throughout this fascinating century, and highlight the flow of architectural ideas and architects around the globe. The selection of projects brilliantly illustrates the built outcomes of these formal and cultural influences in every corner of the world, with some surprising revelations. 

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Venice Biennale 2012: Vitorio Magnano Lampugnani

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The master plan presented by Vittorio Magnano Lampugnani at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition is for a private company, even though it operates at city scale. Designed for the Swiss pharmaceutical and biotechnology company Novartis, it demanded a balanced response to the needs of industry, commerce, and human interaction, as well as the rationalization of a site that had advanced, unplanned, for a century. The plan also required finding a common ground between the approaches of many architecture practices from around the world: individual buildings are to be designed and constructed by architects such as Peter Märkli, Diener & Diener, SANAA, and David Chipperfield. Lampugnani’s vision is represented here in the form of a large-scale model, allowing visitors to appreciate its scale, complexity, and careful poise.

Lecture: After March 11th / Kengo Kuma

This past Tuesday, Kengo Kuma of Kengo Kuma and Associates, , lectured at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD). His discussion centered around the epochal challenge architecture must respond to following the great disaster of March 11, 2011. The tsunami, which flattened the Tohoku coastline in a matter of seconds, and catastrophic nuclear accident that followed proved our infrastructure to be insufficient in the age of technology. With this realization, Kuma understands that we must learn from what happened and “start again from scratch”.

Rural Tourism in Montalegre / Nuno Flores + Sofia Neves

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Architects:
Location: Parafita, Montalegre,
Architects: Nuno Flores + Sofia Neves
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Manuel Correia

AD Interviews: Norman Foster

is undoubtedly one of the most influential architects of our time. Since establishing his award-winning practice in 1967 – originally titled Foster Associates – the Pritzker Prize laureate has grown Foster + Partners into an international powerhouse, with project offices in more than twenty countries.

The Manchester native has become known for contributing well-designed, imaginative solutions to complex design problems, while remaining sensitive to the environment and embracing the highest technological standards. His diverse portfolio ranges from urban masterplans, public infrastructure, airports, civic and cultural buildings, offices and workplaces to private houses and product design.

As stated in the 1999 Pritzker Jury Citation, “Sir Norman Foster’s pursuit of the art and science of architecture has resulted in one building triumph after another, each one in its own way, unique.”

has received nearly 500 awards and citations for excellence and has won more than 86 national and international competitions. Some of Foster’s greatest achievements include receiving the 21st Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1999, the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal for Architecture (1994), the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture (1983), and the Gold Medal of the French Academy of Architecture (1991). In 1990 he was granted a Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honors, and in 1999 was honored with a Life Peerage, becoming The Lord Foster of Thames Bank.

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AD Round Up: Architecture in the UK

Courtesy of OSA

For today’s Round Up we have our 1st selection of architecture in the . The main image belongs to OSA’s Kunsthülle LPL, a temporary installation for a major new venue for contemporary art in Liverpool. Take a look at Soundhouse by Jefferson Sheard & Careyjones Architects, a building completely enveloped in black rubber. Check out the Hunsett Mill by ACME or Herringbone Houses designed by Alison Brooks Architects. Finally, don’t miss the interesting photographs of Brutalism in the Uk by Andy .

M House / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

© Derek Swalwell

Architects: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
Location: Bukit Timah, Singapore
Design Team: Diego Molina, Maria Arango
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

Libeskind’s “L Tower” Tops Out

“L Tower” in progress.

Yesterday, October 10, Studio Daniel Libeskind celebrated the “Topping Off” ceremony for ’s “L Tower” with aerial acrobatics dancing across the North face of the structure. The 58-storey skyscraper, located at the intersection of Yonge Street and The Esplanade, is part of the redevelopment of the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. It was designed to be an architectural transition between the towers of the financial district to the west and the historic residential St. Lawrence neighborhood to the east.  A 5000 square-feet public plaza along the redevelopment’s west side will serve as an additional public space for the theater, L Tower residents and the downtown community. Continue reading for more.

MOC House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos

© Mito Covarrubias

Architects: Elías Rizo Arquitectos
Location: , Jalisco, México
Architects: Elías Rizo Suárez, Alejandro Rizo Suárez
Photographs: Mito Covarrubias

100 years under the Dome : 1912-2012

Festival de la mode, David Lachapelle, 1999 © Archives

Beginning on October 16th, 2012, Galeries Lafayette in Paris, , will be celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the Dome designed by architect Ferdinand Chanut and glass artist Jacques Gruber in 1912.  100 years under the Dome will be held at the flagship store of the boulevard Haussmann, a true Parisian symbol.  In addition, the gallery will launch an exhibition called 1912-2012. Chronicles of a Creative Itinerary by architect Rem Koolhaas and his studio OMA, along with a collaboration called Chrysalide between visual artist Yann Kersalé and Djuric Tardio – Architectes.

Join us after the break for more stunning images for the anticipated celebration.

Chelsea Hill House / Kariouk Associates

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Architects: Kariouk Associates
Location: , Québec, Canada
Architectural Team: Paul Kariouk, Chris Davis, Susan Gardiner, Cedric Boulet
Photographs: Courtesy of Photolux Studios

Courtesy of dom arquitectura
Courtesy of dom arquitectura

Masterplan in Huizhou / dom arquitectura

Designed by dom arquitectura…, the masterplan in Huizhou, China focuses on the traditional Chinese cultural concepts and social issues. Their response was to group housing towers in two lines, with an staggered arrangement, forming a double perimeter line and

TEDxCity2.0: A Day of Urban Inspiration – This Saturday!

After months of anticipation, October 13th, 2012 (a.k.a. TEDxCity2.0: A day of urban inspiration), is around the corner! This Saturday, TEDx communities around the world, made up of “urban innovators and organizers, stewards and artists, builders and taste makers,” will get together and share their stories of urban inspiration.

Instead of giving the Prize to an individual this year, the committee recognized a theme, The City 2.0. So far, they’ve published hundreds of awesome urban interventions on their web platform and given individual prizes to 6 of the most transformative ideas (including a “Wikipedia” of house-building and a “storefront” for urban innovation); 4 prizes remain to be granted.

The event will be a great physical counterpart to all the inspiring work that has been shared online – and a brilliant opportunity to connect with others who are passionate about the City of the Future. You can find out where a TEDxCity2.0 event is happening near you (or register one of your own), here.

 

El Greco Museum / Pardo + Tapia Arquitectos

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Architects: Pardo + Tapia Arquitectos
Location: , Spain
Design Team: Fernando Pardo Calvo, Bernardo García Tapia
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Pardo + Tapia Arquitectos