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Vorarlberg Museum / Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekte

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
Vorarlberg Museum / Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekte, © Hanspeter Schiess
© Hanspeter Schiess

© Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter © Hanspeter Schiess © Adolf Bereuter +18

AIA Honors SOM's Broadgate Exchange House with 25-Year Award

00:00 - 9 January, 2015
AIA Honors SOM's Broadgate Exchange House with 25-Year Award, © Richard Waite
© Richard Waite

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s Broadgate Exchange House (1990) in London has been announced as the 2015 recipient of the American Institute of Architects25-Year Award. The first UK project to ever win the award, the ten-story Exchange House was commended for “standing the test of time” with its “simple yet ingenious structural system that unifies design and function in the mid-century Modernist tradition.”

© John Davies © Nick Guttridge © Nick Guttridge © SOM +7

Justin Shubow: “The Profession Has Lost Its Way”

00:00 - 8 January, 2015
Justin Shubow: “The Profession Has Lost Its Way”, Frank Gehry-designed Duplex for Make It Right. Image © Chad Chenier Photography / Make It Right
Frank Gehry-designed Duplex for Make It Right. Image © Chad Chenier Photography / Make It Right

On the wave of Frank Gehry’s proclamation that “98% of architecture is pure shit,” and a recent New York Times op-ed that declared architecture has lost its relevance with the general public, National Civic Art Society president Justin Shubow has joined the conversation by stating that “the profession has lost its way.” 

"Architecture is suffering a crisis of confidence,” stated Shubow in his recent Forbes article. “It is never easy to admit that one is mistaken, still worse that one’s god has failed. It is all the harder when one’s false worldview has been the justification for one’s high social rank. But the growing crisis of confidence is a sign that a cherished dogma will finally be abandoned: The superiority of the architect to the common man.”

Farm Surroundings / Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura

01:00 - 8 January, 2015
Farm Surroundings  / Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura, © Marc Torra Ferrer
© Marc Torra Ferrer

© Marc Torra Ferrer © Marc Torra Ferrer © Marc Torra Ferrer © Marc Torra Ferrer +16

Théâtre d'eau Swimming Pool / LOG Architectes

01:00 - 8 January, 2015
Théâtre d'eau Swimming Pool / LOG Architectes, © Edouard Decam
© Edouard Decam

© Edouard Decam © Edouard Decam © Edouard Decam © Edouard Decam +37

PCF House / Pérez Cepeda, Francesconi

01:00 - 8 January, 2015
PCF House / Pérez Cepeda, Francesconi, © Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

© Federico Cairoli  © Federico Cairoli  © Federico Cairoli  © Federico Cairoli  +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ciudad de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Project Architects

    Arq. Vanesa Pérez Cepeda, Arq. Andrés Francesconi
  • Project Area

    105.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Five Practices Shortlisted To Restore Mackintosh's Glasgow School Of Art

00:00 - 8 January, 2015
Five Practices Shortlisted To Restore Mackintosh's Glasgow School Of Art, Glasgow School of Art (before the fire). Image © Alan McAteer
Glasgow School of Art (before the fire). Image © Alan McAteer

Five practices are the running to restore Charles Rennie Mackintosh's celebrated school of art in Glasgow. UK based John McAslan + Partners (who restored Mackintosh's last major commission), Scottish practice Page \ Park, and London and Hong-Kong based architects Purcell are all in the frame to lead the restoration of the Mackintosh Building amid a debate over how best to approach the rebuilding of the library and the areas of the building that were devastated by fire in May of last year. The selection of Avanti Architects and LDN Architects complete the rostra.

Patterson Street Residence / Jost Architects

01:00 - 8 January, 2015
Patterson Street Residence / Jost Architects, © Andrew Wuttke
© Andrew Wuttke

© Andrew Wuttke © Andrew Wuttke © Andrew Wuttke © Andrew Wuttke +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Patterson Street, Middle Park VIC 3206, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Patrick Jost
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Sunray / DP Architects

01:00 - 8 January, 2015
Sunray / DP Architects, Courtesy of DP Architects
Courtesy of DP Architects

Courtesy of DP Architects Courtesy of DP Architects Courtesy of DP Architects Courtesy of DP Architects +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sungei Kadut, Singapore
  • Design Team

    Angelene Chan, Yong Hock Seng, Doan Quang Hiep, Claudia Nam, Widari Bahrin, Arjun Rosha, Alvin Arre, Syahirah Abbas
  • Area

    16800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

AD Interviews: Moshe Safdie / Safdie Architects

01:00 - 8 January, 2015

During this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF) held in Singapore, we had the chance to talk with keynote speaker Moshe Safdie. Standing inside the Marina Bay Sands, a massive mixed-use project by Safdie Architects and an example of the firm’s ongoing research on density, Safdie talked to us about Asia's urban environment and the challenges of working there. As the world's growth is happening in dense areas, this subject is utterly important, and Safdie has proven that these kind of mega-urbanism projects can be functionally integrated into the city. “Working in Asia at the intensity and scale that we do has been a paradigm shift for our practice because much of our work in the United States and Israel and elsewhere in recent years has been focused on institutions - on libraries, museums, airports - here we are involved with urban place, mixed-use mostly, extremely dense, working for the private sector, and having to reconcile the market forces with the architectural environmental demands, which is no mean task,” he said. 

AD Interviews: Moshe Safdie / Safdie Architects AD Interviews: Moshe Safdie / Safdie Architects AD Interviews: Moshe Safdie / Safdie Architects AD Interviews: Moshe Safdie / Safdie Architects +5

Jardins House / CR2 Arquitetura

01:00 - 8 January, 2015
Jardins House / CR2 Arquitetura, © Fran Parente
© Fran Parente

© Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente +52

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Autores

    Cecilia Reichstul e Clara Reynaldo
  • Project Area

    250.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

California Breaks Ground on America’s First High Speed Rail

00:00 - 8 January, 2015
California Breaks Ground on America’s First High Speed Rail, Proposed Statewide Alignment Map. Image Courtesy of Rail LA
Proposed Statewide Alignment Map. Image Courtesy of Rail LA

California has broke ground on America’s first high-speed rail line in Fresno, six years after voters first approved an almost $10 billion bond act to fund the project. However, along with celebrations comes skepticism; according to an NPR report, fears of the project’s failure have risen due to the rail line only having a fifth of its funding and that its nearly three-hour journey will still take longer than a flight connecting Los Angeles to San Francisco. Despite this, supporters are optimistic that the line will be up and running by 2030. The state will be relying on private investment and revenue from the state’s greenhouse-gas fees to secure the remaining $55 billion needed to complete the $68 billion project. 

Snøhetta's Illustrated Travel Guide for Oslo

00:00 - 8 January, 2015
Snøhetta's Illustrated Travel Guide for Oslo, Illustration by Jorunn Sannes via Vogue.com
Illustration by Jorunn Sannes via Vogue.com

Sleek, contemporary, and unapologetically eclectic, the work of Norwegian firm Snøhetta is as diverse as it is synonymous with modern Scandinavian design. Spanning everything from architecture and master planning to installation art and product and packaging design, Snøhetta's projects are characterized by the marriage of efficiency, quirky charm, and an eye for beauty. Offering a broad selection of suggestions for visitors to Oslo, Snøhetta's guide to the nation's capital is no different. Reflecting the favorite attractions of architects, artists, and brand designers from within the firm, the guide includes a windowless barjazz-punk band, and the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, even encompassing the work of Oslo-based design contemporary, Element Arkitekter, in Lærernes hus. Read the rest of the seven travel selections here.

2015 London Festival Of Architecture To Explore 'Work In Progress'

00:00 - 8 January, 2015
2015 London Festival Of Architecture To Explore 'Work In Progress', A changing skyline. Image Courtesy of CPAT / Hayes Davidson / Jason Hawkes
A changing skyline. Image Courtesy of CPAT / Hayes Davidson / Jason Hawkes

It has been revealed that the theme for the 2015 London Festival of Architecture (LFA) will centre around 'Work In Progress'. The festival, which is comprised of a series of events in and around the UK capital, seeks to "highlight the key role architecture plays in social, urban and cultural development." The annual celebration, which will run between the 1st and 30th June, will be jointly delivered by the Architecture Foundation, the British Council, New London Architecture, and the RIBA's London branch. Last year's 10th anniversary festival saw over 200 events ranging from walking tours and cycle rides, to exhibitions, talks, debates and films all addressing the theme of 'Capital'.

Architect Wanted to Revamp London's National Maritime Museum

01:00 - 8 January, 2015
Architect Wanted to Revamp London's National Maritime Museum, National Maritime Museum. Image © Flickr CC User Visit Greenwich
National Maritime Museum. Image © Flickr CC User Visit Greenwich

London’s National Maritime Museum is looking for an architect to revamp its West Central Wing building. As the Architects’ Journal first reported, the 1807 Daniel Asher Alexander-designed structure will be given £2 million to upgrade its facilities and establish new galleries, as well as connect the West Central Wing to the museum’s BDP and Rick Mather-designed Neptune Court podium via a bridge. All requests to participate are due January 20, 2015. Find more details, here

Making Complex Systems Visible: “Between Geometry and Geography” Carefully Uncovers the Layers of Mexico City

00:00 - 8 January, 2015
Making Complex Systems Visible: “Between Geometry and Geography” Carefully Uncovers the Layers of Mexico City, Courtesy of Felipe Correa and Carlos Garciavelez Alfaro
Courtesy of Felipe Correa and Carlos Garciavelez Alfaro

I always book a window seat when flying into Mexico City. It guarantees exposing the traveler to the exhilarating immensity of the city and the valley that barely contains it: a blunt encounter of geometry and geography indeed. Braving traffic I arrive to my hotel in the historic center and the first morning, over breakfast and with those aerial images still fresh in my mind, I invariably marvel at the fact that I have just had a hot shower and that I am enjoying, as usual, excellent huevos rancheros. "How did these eggs get here?" I wonder. The thoughts quickly dissipate as one is engulfed by the many renowned attractions of Mexico City.

Felipe Correa and Carlos Garciavelez Alfaro have chosen not to be distracted. Their book, “Between Geometry and Geography: Mexico City”, is an ambitious portrait of Mexico City that avoids reading the city through the singularities of its monuments. They have produced instead a stunning graphic biography of the metropolis, focusing on the infrastructures that have shaped the city and make it function today and speculating on opportunities for future multifunctional infrastructures.

Courtesy of Felipe Correa and Carlos Garciavelez Alfaro Courtesy of Felipe Correa and Carlos Garciavelez Alfaro Courtesy of Felipe Correa and Carlos Garciavelez Alfaro Courtesy of Felipe Correa and Carlos Garciavelez Alfaro +11

Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre / Cohlmeyer Architecture

01:00 - 8 January, 2015
Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre / Cohlmeyer Architecture, © Bob Matheson Photography
© Bob Matheson Photography

© Bob Matheson Photography © Bob Matheson Photography © Bob Matheson Photography © Bob Matheson Photography +18

Vincent Callebaut's 2050 Vision of Paris as a "Smart City"

01:00 - 8 January, 2015
Vincent Callebaut's 2050 Vision of Paris as a "Smart City", View of the comprehensive city plan. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architecture
View of the comprehensive city plan. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architecture

Addressing Paris’ housing and density issues, French firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures has developed a proposal for multiple high-rise buildings with positive energy output (BEPOS). Comprised of eight multi-use structures inhabiting various locations within Paris, the plan strives to address major sustainability problems affecting each district, while providing key functions for the city. 

Mangrove Towers from street level. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architecture Antismog Towers from street level. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architecture Bridge Tower. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architecture Mountain Towers from street level. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architecture +19