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Greenwich Gateway Pavilions / Marks Barfield Architects

06:00 - 6 March, 2015
Greenwich Gateway Pavilions / Marks Barfield Architects, © Tim Soar
© Tim Soar

© Tim Soar © Tim Soar © Tim Soar © Tim Soar + 20

Shortlist Announced For 2015 RIBA London Awards

05:00 - 6 March, 2015
Shortlist Announced For 2015 RIBA London Awards, Shortlisted: Great James Street / Emrys Architects. Image © Alan Williams
Shortlisted: Great James Street / Emrys Architects. Image © Alan Williams

A total of 68 buildings have been shortlisted for RIBA London 2015 Awards, featuring buildings by AHMM, dRMM, John McAslan + Partners and Grimshaw, to Níall McLaughlin Architects, Eric Parry Architects, and Rogers Stirk Harbour. Winning projects from last year included three Stirling Prize shortlisted projects, as well as another by Haworth Tompkins who ultimately took the prize in 2014 for the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. All shortlisted buildings will now be assessed by a regional jury. Regional winners will then be considered for a RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, the results of which will place some projects in the running for the 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize.

See the complete list of shortlisted projects after the break.

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Ben Blossom © Jack Hobhouse + 69

YETI Headquarters / JRK72

04:00 - 6 March, 2015
YETI Headquarters / JRK72, © Krzysztof Zgoła
© Krzysztof Zgoła

© Jakub Certowicz © Jakub Certowicz © Jakub Certowicz © Krzysztof Zgoła + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kryspinów, Poland
  • Architect in Charge

    Jacek Krych
  • Team

    JRK72 (until the end of 2012 group_a architects)
  • Area

    1125.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Sports Facilities in Island of Cartuaja / Cayuela Marqués Architects

03:00 - 6 March, 2015
© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada
  • Architects

  • Location

    Isla de La Cartuja, 41092 Seville, Sevilla, Spain
  • Project Architects

    María Cayuela, Paco Marqués
  • Project Area

    2830.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada + 22

The Cloud / a21studio

00:00 - 6 March, 2015
The Cloud / a21studio, Courtesy of a21studio
Courtesy of a21studio

Courtesy of a21studio Courtesy of a21studio Courtesy of a21studio Courtesy of a21studio + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Natural Heritage Area Trang, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
  • Area

    126.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

A House in Tel Aviv / Weinstein Vaadia Architects

23:00 - 5 March, 2015
A House in Tel Aviv / Weinstein Vaadia Architects, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron + 16

The Frontier House / Mamiya Shinichi Design Studio

20:00 - 5 March, 2015
The Frontier House  / Mamiya Shinichi Design Studio, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano + 20

Stereotank’s HeartBeat Transformed into Times Square HeartSeat

18:00 - 5 March, 2015
Stereotank’s HeartBeat Transformed into Times Square HeartSeat, © Stereotank
© Stereotank

Stereotank’s HeartBeat filled the air in Times Square this past Valentine’s Day. Now that the love season is over, the Brooklyn-based practice has turned their clever installation into a welcoming “HeartSeat” by simply opening up their heart-shaped sculpture to the public and transforming it into a bench. The installation will remain on view through Sunday, March 8th. See a video of HeartSeat, after the break. 

Sandringham House / Techne Architecture+Interior Design + Doherty Design Studio

18:00 - 5 March, 2015
Sandringham House / Techne Architecture+Interior Design + Doherty Design Studio, © Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell + 18

KANVA Wins RAIC 2015 Emerging Architectural Practice Award

16:20 - 5 March, 2015
KANVA Wins RAIC 2015 Emerging Architectural Practice Award, © KANVA
© KANVA

A Montreal-based practice known for their experimental material use and building methods, KANVA has been selected to receive the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s (RAIC) 2015 Emerging Architectural Practice Award. The 10-person collective was lauded by the jury for “always looking to the future” and being “continually and consistently innovative.”

Coop Himmelb(l)au’s Musée des Confluences Through the Lens of Edmund Sumner

15:00 - 5 March, 2015
© Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner

Edmund Sumner has shared with us images from his recent visit to Lyon, France, where he photographed Coop Himmelb(l)au’s newly completed Musée des Confluences. Perched on a century-old artificial peninsula at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, the “museum of knowledge,” as Coop Himmelb(l)au affectionately refers to it, is distinct for its “iconic gateway” - an openly traversable “Crystal” that provides multi-level access to the museum’s exhibition spaces and views of the building's unique context. Step inside, after the break. 

© Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner + 29

Renton House / Stettler Design

14:00 - 5 March, 2015
Renton House / Stettler Design, © Dale Lang
© Dale Lang

© Dale Lang © Dale Lang © Dale Lang © Dale Lang + 34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Renton, United States
  • Project Team

    Daniel Stettler, Will Payne
  • Lot Area

    3,500 sq. ft.
  • Area

    3500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 6 – Walking Through the Doors of Porto

12:00 - 5 March, 2015

We teamed up with Building PicturesFilipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their video series “,” which highlights Porto’s most significant buildings over the last 20 years.

The series was launched in December 2013 and is comprised of 10 episodes, each focusing on a different theme: light, stairs, balconies, nature, textures, doors, windows, skylights, pavements and structures.

Last week we presented the series’ fifth episode on Porto’s textures, and now we present Episode 6 – Doors. Read the producers’ description of the video after the break.

Bernex City Hall / Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architects

12:00 - 5 March, 2015
Bernex City Hall / Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architects, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe + 29

Free Online Architecture and Design Courses

10:00 - 5 March, 2015
Free Online Architecture and Design Courses, Courtesy of shutterstock.com
Courtesy of shutterstock.com

Thanks to the increasing popularity of massive open online courses -- or MOOCs as they’re commonly referred to -- learning has never been easier (or more convenient). Sites like Coursera and edX offer free classes online from accredited and well-known universities across the globe, including Harvard, MIT and the University of Hong Kong. While some classes are more structured and include a set lesson plan, homework assignments, quizzes and the option to receive a certificate at the end, others can be set at your own pace and approached more independently.

Following our wildly popular article on Four Ways to Learn About Architecture for Free, we’ve compiled a list of upcoming online classes related to architecture, engineering, urbanism and design. So whether you’re looking to embark on a new topic or dive deeper into an already familiar subject, take a look at these free online courses after the break. 

"A Truman Show-Style Nightmare"? Critics React to BIG and Heatherwick's Designs for Google

10:30 - 5 March, 2015
"A Truman Show-Style Nightmare"? Critics React to BIG and Heatherwick's Designs for Google, © Google / BIG / Heatherwick Studio
© Google / BIG / Heatherwick Studio

In their designs for Google's new headquarters, released last week amid much excitement, Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick have taken cues from the utopian visions of the past to create a radical solution for the sprawling tech campus in Mountain View, California. Citing the lack of identifiable architecture in the technology sector, a promotional video on Google’s own blog reveals how the company plans to embrace nature, community, and flexibility with the new scheme.

Chief among the company’s concerns was creating a building capable of adapting to future uses in addition to serving as a neighborhood-enhancing environment to welcome visitors from the surrounding community. As with any news related to Google, the design has already attracted the attention of the media - read on after the break for our rundown of the most salient reviews so far.

© Google / BIG / Heatherwick Studio © Google / BIG / Heatherwick Studio © Google / BIG / Heatherwick Studio © Google / BIG / Heatherwick Studio + 10

Casa en Cassà / Ricard Galiana + Yago Oliva

10:00 - 5 March, 2015
Casa en Cassà / Ricard Galiana + Yago Oliva, © Nani Pujol
© Nani Pujol

© Nani Pujol © Nani Pujol © Nani Pujol © Nani Pujol + 19

AD Classics: Caja Granada Savings Bank / Alberto Campo Baeza

09:00 - 5 March, 2015
AD Classics: Caja Granada Savings Bank / Alberto Campo Baeza, © Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza
© Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza

The city of Granada in southern Spain is well reputed for its architectural heritage. It counts among its treasures the Alhambra and the Generalife, two of the finest triumphs of Moorish culture, in addition to countless works of European lineage from the centuries following the Reconquista. Since 2001, Granada has been able to lay claim to one of Spain’s finest contemporary projects as well, the Caja Granada Savings Bank, designed by the since-established firm of Alberto Campo Baeza.

The transluscent glow of the thin alabaster wall of the northern offices. Image © Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza © Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza Exterior glass on the southern profiles is recessed behind the extruded frame to shield it from direct sunlight. Image © Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza © Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza + 13