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VIDEO: Bunker 599 / RAAAF + Atelier de Lyon

00:00 - 27 December, 2013

Bunker 599, one of 700 secret bunkers that were used to weaponize artificial hydrology in during the 19th century (see: New Dutch Waterline), recently underwent a radical transformation. RAAAF [Rietveld Architecture-Art-Affordances], in collaboration with Atelier de Lyon, sliced through the seemingly indestructible bunker to link visitors to an existing network of footpaths, create a publicly accessible attraction to those revisiting the NDW, and form a dramatic connection with the flooded plains that were altered more than 200 years ago.

The video above takes you through the process of altering the concrete monolith, ending with film of the stunning result that has been attracting thousands of daily visitors since its completion. To learn more about the project, follow this link.

Tower House / Benjamin Waechter Architect

01:00 - 27 December, 2013
Tower House / Benjamin Waechter Architect, © Lara Swimmer
© Lara Swimmer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Portland, OR, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Benjamin Waechter Architect
  • Structural Engineer

    Munzing Structural Engineering
  • Constructor

    Prutting and Co.
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer +12

Olaya House / David Ramírez Arquitectos

01:00 - 27 December, 2013
Olaya House / David Ramírez Arquitectos, © Camilo Duque
© Camilo Duque

© Camilo Duque © Camilo Duque © Camilo Duque © Camilo Duque +27

Qianhai Integrated Transportation Hub / gmp Architekten

00:00 - 27 December, 2013
Qianhai Integrated Transportation Hub / gmp Architekten, © gmp Architekten
© gmp Architekten

Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have been commissioned to design of a new urban development project on a 45 hectare site in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. The competition-winning proposal comprises a transportation hub including five underground railway stations, a border control point and numerous commercial areas. Above ground there will be a range of tower blocks of different heights with apartments, shops and offices to form multi-functional city quarters.

Institute buildings University Kassel / ATELIER 30

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
Institute buildings University Kassel / ATELIER 30, © Thomas Fischer
© Thomas Fischer

© Thomas Fischer © Thomas Fischer © Thomas Fischer © Thomas Fischer +19

St. Elizabeths East Gateway Pavilion / Davis Brody Bond

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
St. Elizabeths East Gateway Pavilion / Davis Brody Bond, © Eric Taylor
© Eric Taylor
  • Architects

  • Location

    Washington, DC, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Peter Cook
  • Project Advisor

    Will Paxson
  • Project Designer

    Rob Anderson
  • Photographs

© Eric Taylor © Eric Taylor © Eric Taylor © Eric Taylor +10

Cruces Hospital General Services Building / ACXT

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
Cruces Hospital General Services Building / ACXT, © Aitor Ortiz
© Aitor Ortiz
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cruces, 48903 Barakaldo, Biscay, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Gonzalo Carro & Javier Pérez Uribarri
  • Design Team

    Carlos Miguel Guimaraes, Ion Zubiaurre Ros, Marc Oliver Rips, Beatriz Pagoaga Txurruka
  • Project Area

    9963 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Aitor Ortiz © Aitor Ortiz © Aitor Ortiz © Aitor Ortiz +49

A-KAMP47 / Stephane Malka

00:00 - 26 December, 2013
Courtesy of Lauren Garbit, via Metropolis Magazine
Courtesy of Lauren Garbit, via Metropolis Magazine

In an industrial section of Marseille, tents climb up a factory wall like a canvas creeper, housing urban campers and the local homeless alike. A-KAMP47Stephane Malka's newest installation, subtly critiques the French state's promise for universal housing as well as makes an architectural commentary - Malka cites Le Corbusier's Unite D'Habitation as inspiration. Metropolis Magazine's Samuel Medina takes an in-depth look at the project in "Hiding in Plain Sight."

Young Projects to Design “Match-Maker” Heart for Times Square

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
Young Projects to Design “Match-Maker” Heart for Times Square, © Young Projects
© Young Projects

Trailing Situ Studio’s recycled lumber heartYoung Projects has been chosen to design the annual Times Square Valentine’s Day installation for lovers in the Big Apple. Made in collaboration with fabricator Kammental, “Match-Maker” will debut early February. 

Nanjing Drum tower Hospital / Lemanarc SA

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
Courtesy of Lemanarc SA
Courtesy of Lemanarc SA
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhongshan North Road & Drum Tower Square, Gulou, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, 210008
  • Architect in Charge

    Vincent Zhengmao Zhang
  • Area

    230000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Lemanarc SA

Courtesy of Lemanarc SA Courtesy of Lemanarc SA Courtesy of Lemanarc SA Courtesy of Lemanarc SA +37

Point King Residence / HASSELL

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
Point King Residence  / HASSELL, © Earl Carter
© Earl Carter
  • Architects

  • Location

    Portsea, Australia
  • Area

    510.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Earl Carter © Earl Carter © Earl Carter © Earl Carter +6

Yangzhou River Walk Commercial Complex / BDCL Design International Co

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
Courtesy of BDCL Design International Co
Courtesy of BDCL Design International Co
  • Architects

  • Location

    Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Area

    45400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of BDCL Design International Co

Courtesy of BDCL Design International Co Courtesy of BDCL Design International Co Courtesy of BDCL Design International Co Courtesy of BDCL Design International Co +33

Norwegian School of Economics / Link arkitektur

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
Norwegian School of Economics / Link arkitektur  , © Hundven-Clements Photography
© Hundven-Clements Photography

© Hundven-Clements Photography © Hundven-Clements Photography © Hundven-Clements Photography © Hundven-Clements Photography +21

Maryn Hekker Wins Best Overall in “Your World, Reimagined: A Global Design Competition”

00:00 - 26 December, 2013
Maryn Hekker Wins Best Overall in “Your World, Reimagined: A Global Design Competition”, Courtesy of Maryn Hekker
Courtesy of Maryn Hekker

Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. in collaboration with MAXON Computer, DOSCH DESIGN, Arroway Textures®, and AMD FireProTM professional graphics recently held the 2013  “Your World, Reimagined” global design competition, in which professional and student designers were asked to tackle an old, dilapidated or run-down locale and redesign it for a new, improved use. Entries ranged in focus from adaptive reuse to landscape reclamation and object redesign, and Maryn Hekker, a freelance interior architect from Amsterdam, won the Best Overall Submission award for her redesign of “The Pier of Scheveningen.”

Hekker began studying interior architecture and spatial design at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam in 2008, but temporarily left her studies to pursue traveling. In 2010, she worked as a junior designer at Horecawerf Amsterdam and continued her travels thereafter through Asia, New Zealand and Australia in 2011. Upon her return, she reenrolled at the Willem de Kooning Academy and received her bachelor of design degree in interior architecture and spatial design in 2013. Her final graduation project was also nominated for the Drempel and BNI prizes.

Where does Hekker find inspiration for her designs? “I get inspired by the world around me: shapes, buildings ... But I always use myself as a starting point: what do I want to see or feel here, what do I expect?” she says. “This helps to find out what others would require of a place.”

VIA Corporativo / Guillot Arquitectos

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
© Carlos Varela
© Carlos Varela

© Carlos Varela © Carlos Varela © Carlos Varela © Carlos Varela +25

Production Hall Hettingen / Barkow Leibinger, Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
Production Hall Hettingen / Barkow Leibinger, Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger, © Ina Reinecke
© Ina Reinecke

© Ina Reinecke © Ina Reinecke © Ina Reinecke © Ina Reinecke +12

Frederiksberg Halls / AG5

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
Frederiksberg Halls / AG5, © Søren Nielsen
© Søren Nielsen
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jens Jessens Vej 16, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • Area

    1060.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Søren Nielsen © Søren Nielsen © Søren Nielsen © Søren Nielsen +11

Balcony House / Ryo Matsui Architects Inc

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
Balcony House / Ryo Matsui Architects Inc, Courtesy of Ryo Matsui Architects Inc
Courtesy of Ryo Matsui Architects Inc
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Building Site

    Minato-ku Tokyo
  • Structure Design

    Akira Suzuki / ASA
  • Area

    202.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Ryo Matsui Architects Inc

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