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Primary School in Châteauneuf Sion / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

03:00 - 5 March, 2015
Primary School in Châteauneuf Sion / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes, © Michel Bonvin
© Michel Bonvin

© Michel Bonvin © Michel Bonvin © Michel Bonvin © Michel Bonvin + 15

Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium / Pattern Design

23:00 - 4 March, 2015
Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium / Pattern Design, © Dennis Gilbert
© Dennis Gilbert

© Dennis Gilbert © Dennis Gilbert © Dennis Gilbert © Dennis Gilbert + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Al Ain - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
  • Architect of Record

    Mark Habre and Associate
  • Lead Consultant and Master Planner

    Broadway Malyan
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Songjiang Art Campus / Archi-Union Architects

21:00 - 4 March, 2015
Songjiang Art Campus  / Archi-Union Architects, Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects
Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects

Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects + 43

  • Architects

  • Location

    Si Zhuan Nan Lu, Songjiang Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Philip F. Yuan
  • Area

    150000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

Sosohun / Sam-Young Choi

20:00 - 4 March, 2015
Sosohun / Sam-Young Choi, © Jeongmin Seok
© Jeongmin Seok

© Jeongmin Seok © Jeongmin Seok © Jeongmin Seok © Jeongmin Seok + 38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paju-si, South Korea
  • Design Team

    Woo-Jin Choi, Myung-Sik Choi
  • Area

    124.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Open Call: The Negro Building Remembrance Competition

19:00 - 4 March, 2015
Open Call: The Negro Building Remembrance Competition, Negro Building via Bustler
Negro Building via Bustler

The Negro Building Remembrance Competition invites architects, landscape architects, artists, playwrights, poets, musicians and writers from every discipline, as individuals, teams, students or professionals, to propose imaginative ways to commemorate the Negro Building, the forgotten landmark of the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia

Cabin 2 / Maddison Architects

18:00 - 4 March, 2015
Cabin 2 / Maddison Architects, © Will Watt
© Will Watt

© Will Watt © Will Watt © Will Watt © Will Watt + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Blairgowrie, Victoria, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Peter Maddison
  • Area

    110.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Fate of Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government Center to be Decided Tomorrow

16:00 - 4 March, 2015
Fate of Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government Center to be Decided Tomorrow, Orange County Government Center by Paul Rudolph © New York Times - Tony Cenicola
Orange County Government Center by Paul Rudolph © New York Times - Tony Cenicola

Tomorrow legislators are due to decided the fate of Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government Center. The midcentury icon, listed on the World Monuments Fund’s global watch list, has been the center of a prolonged debate challenging its right to be preserved. 

Office Conversion in Cascais / GGLLatelier

16:00 - 4 March, 2015
Office Conversion in Cascais / GGLLatelier, Courtesy of GGLL atelier
Courtesy of GGLL atelier

Courtesy of GGLL atelier Courtesy of GGLL atelier Courtesy of GGLL atelier Courtesy of GGLL atelier + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cascais, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Gabriela Gonçalves, Leonel Lopes
  • Design Team

    José Doroana, Miguel Malaquias, Gary Barber, Alexandre Gonçalves
  • Project Year

    2014

London's Architectural Association Exhibits Futuristic Work of Jan Kaplický

14:00 - 4 March, 2015
London's Architectural Association Exhibits Futuristic Work of Jan Kaplický, © Jan Kaplický
© Jan Kaplický

Now on view at London’s Architectural Association, Jan Kaplický Drawings presents work by the Czech architect Jan Kaplický (1937-2009) – a visionary designer with a passion for drawing as a means of discovering, describing and constructing. Through drawing he presented beguiling architectural imagery of the highest order.

The earliest projects date from the early 1970s when, for Kaplický, drawing was essentially a speculative pursuit. Whilst his days were spent working for other architects, during evenings and weekends he designed and drew at home. His architecture at this time was the plan and the finely detailed cross-section. Never satisfied, he constantly developed and honed his graphic language, perfecting the technique of the cutaway isometric which became his trademark.

A preview of Kaplický’s drawings, after the break. 

© Jan Kaplický © Jan Kaplický © Jan Kaplický © Jan Kaplický + 9

The Cardinal / Modus Studio

14:00 - 4 March, 2015
The Cardinal  / Modus Studio, © Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

© Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    831 West Center Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701, United States
  • Principal Architect

    Chris M. Baribeau, AIA
  • Area

    370605.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Jean Nouvel Seeks Legal Action to Distance Himself from Philharmonie de Paris

12:28 - 4 March, 2015
Jean Nouvel Seeks Legal Action to Distance Himself from Philharmonie de Paris, © Flickr CC user Marko Erman
© Flickr CC user Marko Erman

After boycotting the premature opening of the infamous Philharmonie de Paris, Jean Nouvel has taken his frustrations to court demanding that his name and image be removed from all references to the publicly funded €390 million concert hall. The French architect, who has claimed to be wrongly vilified as a “spoilt-star artist” and unfairly blamed for the project’s spiraling costs, does not “wish to express himself any further on the project.” 

He has asked the court "to order amending work" to 26 "non-compliance" areas that do not comply with his original design. This areas include parapets, fireplaces, facades, the promenade and 2,400-seat concert hall itself. 

Casa en Los Andenes / Aurelio Herrera & Enrique Llatas

12:00 - 4 March, 2015
Casa en Los Andenes / Aurelio Herrera & Enrique Llatas, © Lolo Lamas
© Lolo Lamas

© Lolo Lamas © Lolo Lamas © Lolo Lamas © Lolo Lamas + 22

Arup and GXN Innovation's Biocomposite Facade Wins JEC Innovation Award

10:00 - 4 March, 2015
Arup and GXN Innovation's Biocomposite Facade Wins JEC Innovation Award, © lichtzeit.com
© lichtzeit.com

Arup and GXN Innovation have been awarded with the JEC Innovation Award 2015 in the construction category for their development of the world's first self-supporting biocomposite facade panel. Developed as part of the €7.7 million EU-funded BioBuild program, the design reduces the embodied energy of facade systems by 50% compared to traditional systems with no extra cost in construction.

The 4-by-2.3 meter panel is made from flax fabric and bio-derived resin. Intended primarily for commercial offices, the glazing unit features a parametrically-derived faceted design, and comes prefabricated ready for installation. The panel is also designed to be easy to disassemble, making it simple to recycle at the end of its life.

Walter Netsch: The "Radical Mind" That Designed SOM's Air Force Academy Chapel

09:30 - 4 March, 2015
Walter Netsch: The "Radical Mind" That Designed SOM's Air Force Academy Chapel, © Hedrich Blessing
© Hedrich Blessing

Having joined Skidmore, Owings & Merrill after World War Two at the age of 27, Walter Netsch was promoted to become a partner at the age of 31. Netsch entered the firm during what was arguably its defining era, when the reputation of Gordon Bunshaft and the image of a corporate-driven, teamwork-minded made SOM one of the most recognizable practices in the US. He was also, at the age of just 34, responsible for one of SOM's most recognizable projects of the decade, the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and its striking geometric chapel.

To honor what would have been Netsch's 95th birthday, SOM recently republished an interview between Netsch and architecture theorist and writer Detlef Mertins, which had originally been published in 2001 in SOM Journal 1. In the following extract from this interview, Netsch discusses the story of how he developed the design, and what it was like to participate in one of America's most influential practices among a host of strong characters.

© William Lukes Workers prepare the glass strips for installation in the chapel. Image © SOM © William Lukes © SOM + 6

Urban House in Tua do Lindo Vale / Ana Cláudia Monteiro + Vítor Oliveira

10:00 - 4 March, 2015
Urban House in Tua do Lindo Vale  / Ana Cláudia Monteiro + Vítor Oliveira , © José Campos
© José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos + 27

  • Architects

    Ana Cláudia Monteiro + Vítor Oliveira
  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Area

    249.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

"Winter Stations" Bring Warmth to Toronto's Frozen Beaches

09:00 - 4 March, 2015
"Winter Stations" Bring Warmth to Toronto's Frozen Beaches , Snowcone. Image © Remi Carreiro
Snowcone. Image © Remi Carreiro

Five finalists have emerged from the 196 submissions of Toronto’s first international Winter Stations design competition. Drawing proposals from 36 countries around the world, the competition challenged entrants to transform the lifeguard stations on Toronto’s east beaches into public art pieces for the winter. The finalists’ designs were constructed in mid-February and will be displayed until March 20, 2015. 

Take a look at the completed installations, after the break. 

Sling Swing. Image © Eamon MacMahon Driftwood Throne. Image © Eamon MacMahon HotBox. Image © Nicolas Croft Snowcone. Image © Remi Carreiro + 19

Reinier de Graaf on Cultural Amnesia and the "Fall" of the Berlin Wall

06:00 - 4 March, 2015
Reinier de Graaf on Cultural Amnesia and the "Fall" of the Berlin Wall, Throughout his article, de Graaf's argument is illustrated with images of lively scenes from 1980s East Berlin, challenging the common misconception that life on the other side of the Wall was bleak. Image © Lutz Schramm/Wikipedia
Throughout his article, de Graaf's argument is illustrated with images of lively scenes from 1980s East Berlin, challenging the common misconception that life on the other side of the Wall was bleak. Image © Lutz Schramm/Wikipedia

"Twenty-five years after the Berlin Wall’s demise, it is as though a large part of the twentieth century never happened," writes OMA principle Reinier de Graaf in his article for Metropolis Magazine "The Other Truth". "An entire period has been erased from public consciousness, almost like a blank frame in a film." Through the course of the article, de Graaf outlines how the West has rewritten the history of the cold war, erasing the "other truth" that existed for nearly half a century in East Berlin, the USSR, and other soviet-aligned states - a truth that we forget to our peril. It may not be immediately architectural, but the essay provides an interesting look into the political thoughts of de Graaf who, as the principle of one of architecture's most prominent research organizations in AMO, has an important influence on the profession's understanding of the wider world. Read the article in full here.

Bergen University College / Cubo Arkitekter + HLM Arkitektur

06:00 - 4 March, 2015
Bergen University College / Cubo Arkitekter + HLM Arkitektur, Courtesy of Cubo Arkitekter + HLM Arkitektur
Courtesy of Cubo Arkitekter + HLM Arkitektur

Courtesy of Cubo Arkitekter + HLM Arkitektur Courtesy of Cubo Arkitekter + HLM Arkitektur Courtesy of Cubo Arkitekter + HLM Arkitektur Courtesy of Cubo Arkitekter + HLM Arkitektur + 16