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Festival Hall ’Neckarallee’ in Neckartailfingen / Ackermann+Raff

01:00 - 11 August, 2014
Festival Hall ’Neckarallee’ in Neckartailfingen  / Ackermann+Raff, © Thomas Herrmann
© Thomas Herrmann

© Thomas Herrmann © Thomas Herrmann © Thomas Herrmann © Thomas Herrmann +18

Galvanizing a Legacy: FAT's Final Built Work is Unveiled

01:00 - 11 August, 2014
Galvanizing a Legacy: FAT's Final Built Work is Unveiled, © Dave King / Channel 4 Television
© Dave King / Channel 4 Television

The scaffolding has come down, revealing the first glimpse of FAT's extraordinary A House For Essex. Designed in collaboration with British ceramic artist Grayson Perry and commissioned by Alain de Botton’s alternative holiday rental project Living Architecture, the house will be the final built work that FAT complete. The bejewelled two bedroom dwelling, topped with a shimmering golden copper alloy roof and clad in glinting green and white tiles, sits in the rolling landscape of Essex - Charles Holland (FAT) and Perry’s home county. Adorned with sculptures integrated into a wider narrative that spatially recounts the life of a fictional character called Julie, the barn-like shape, bold colours and decoration has not simply garnered widespread attention but has also captured people’s curiosity.

Find out more about the project in an interview with the architect after the break.

Sculptures by Grayson Perry. Image © FAT/ Living Architecture Section. Image © FAT/ Living Architecture Under Construction (August 2014). Image © Dave King / Channel 4 Television Aerial View. Image © FAT/ Living Architecture +15

Jerry House / onion + Arisara Chaktranon & Siriyot Chaiamnuay

01:00 - 11 August, 2014
Jerry House / onion + Arisara Chaktranon & Siriyot Chaiamnuay, © Wison Tungthunya
© Wison Tungthunya

© Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya +26

  • Architects

  • Interior Designers

    Arisara Chaktranon & Siriyot Chaiamnuay
  • Location

    The Beach Palace, Cha-am, Cha-am District, Phetchaburi, Thailand
  • Area

    435.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

X2 River Kwai / agaligo studio

01:00 - 11 August, 2014
X2 River Kwai / agaligo studio, Courtesy of agaligo studio
Courtesy of agaligo studio

Courtesy of agaligo studio Courtesy of agaligo studio Courtesy of agaligo studio Courtesy of agaligo studio +43

LUZ shirokane / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates

01:00 - 11 August, 2014
LUZ shirokane / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates, © Akinobu Kawabe
© Akinobu Kawabe

© Akinobu Kawabe © Akinobu Kawabe © Akinobu Kawabe © Akinobu Kawabe +22

K5-House / Architect Show

01:00 - 11 August, 2014
© Toshihisa Ishii
© Toshihisa Ishii
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Masahiko Sato
  • Area

    135.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii © Toshihisa Ishii +21

North London Hospice / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

01:00 - 11 August, 2014
North London Hospice / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, © Timothy Soar
© Timothy Soar

© Timothy Soar © Timothy Soar © Timothy Soar © Timothy Soar +17

The Bluecoat / Hans van der Heijden Architect

01:00 - 11 August, 2014
The Bluecoat / Hans van der Heijden Architect, © Stefan Müller
© Stefan Müller

© Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    School Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside L31, United Kingdom
  • Architect in Charge

    Hans van der Heijden Architect
  • Design Team

    Theo van de Beek, Marjolein van Eig, Hans van der Heijden, Helen Webster, Rick Wessels
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

The Berlage Archive: Stefano Boeri (2001)

00:00 - 11 August, 2014

Residential building AATN / tp3 architekten

01:00 - 11 August, 2014
Residential building AATN / tp3 architekten, © Mark Sengstbratl
© Mark Sengstbratl

© Mark Sengstbratl © Mark Sengstbratl © Mark Sengstbratl © Mark Sengstbratl +11

Rio de Janeiro selected to host UIA 2020 World Congress of Architects

00:00 - 11 August, 2014
Rio de Janeiro selected to host UIA 2020 World Congress of Architects, Courtesy of uia2020rio.org
Courtesy of uia2020rio.org

Rio de Janeiro has been selected to host World Congress of Architects UIA 2020, one of the world's most important architecture forums. The news was announced yesterday by one of the UIA's former presidents and current Secretary of the Session, Vassils Sgoutas, during the General Assembly of this year’s congress in Durban, South Africa. Rio's application was spearheaded by Brazil's most important architecture institution - Instituto de Arquitetos do Brasil (IAB). The South American city beat out two strong candidates: Melbourne and Paris.

After the presentations of the three candidate cities, two rounds of voting began. In the first round Rio got 85 votes, against Melbourne’s 73 votes and Paris’ 44 votes. In the second round Rio beat Melbourne with 107 votes against 95. 

FOO / APOLLO Architects & Associates

01:00 - 10 August, 2014
FOO / APOLLO Architects & Associates, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +24

"Moskva: Urban Space" Investigates the Future of Moscow's Public Realm at the 2014 Venice Biennale

01:00 - 10 August, 2014
"Moskva: Urban Space" Investigates the Future of Moscow's Public Realm at the 2014 Venice Biennale, © Patricia Parinejad
© Patricia Parinejad

In their collateral event for the debut of the Moscow pavilion at the Venice Biennale, the exhibition "Moskva: urban space" explores the historic development of public spaces and examines the city’s progress in the context of Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s winning proposal for Zaryadye Park. Curated by Sergey Kuznetsov, Chief Architect of Moscow together with Kristin Kristin Feireiss from AEDES, and organized by MCA - Moscow Committee of Architecture and Urban Development, the exhibition comes at a pivotal moment in determining the future of urban development in Moscow. As Kuznetsov states, "While the face of Moscow in the past 100 years was largely determined by the architecture of its buildings, representing political and economic developments, today’s urban singularity is based on the “connective fabric” of its public spaces that have become equally important identity-makers and contributes significantly to improving the quality of urban life for its citizens." To see photos of the exhibition by Patricia Parinejad and learn more about the story behind it, continue reading after the break.

© Patricia Parinejad © Patricia Parinejad © Patricia Parinejad © Patricia Parinejad +13

Richard Levy Gallery Hatches Architectural Birdhouse Competition

01:00 - 10 August, 2014
Richard Levy Gallery Hatches Architectural Birdhouse Competition, Natural Habitat 67? London Fieldworks' 2010 installation "Spontaneous City in the Tree of Heaven" offers birds and insects a place to stay. Image © London Fieldworks
Natural Habitat 67? London Fieldworks' 2010 installation "Spontaneous City in the Tree of Heaven" offers birds and insects a place to stay. Image © London Fieldworks

Do you have design skills to crow about? Well the Richard Levy Gallery in Albuquerque wants to hear from you - to raise money for the National Audubon Society (the US partner of Birdlife International), they've organized NEST, a birdhouse design competition open to architects worldwide which they hope will result in some birdhouses to coo over.

Gehry on Art, Curvy Walls and "Jumping Off the Cliff"

00:00 - 10 August, 2014
Gehry on Art, Curvy Walls and "Jumping Off the Cliff", Gehry's Guggenheim Bilbao maybe incredibly sculptural - but apparently it isn't sculpture. Image © Peter Knaup
Gehry's Guggenheim Bilbao maybe incredibly sculptural - but apparently it isn't sculpture. Image © Peter Knaup

When someone is in the public eye as much as Frank Gehry, it's easy for them to be misrepresented in the media. Fortunately, this interview by Architectural Record's editor-in-chief Cathleen McGuigan sets the record straight: Gehry doesn't consider himself as an artist, and he doesn't think of architecture as sculpture (despite what he once said). He is however hugely influenced by the way artists work, inventing ways to make things when it might otherwise be thought impossible. That's why he's always the one to "jump off the cliff", as he puts it. You can read the full interview here.

House in Rubianes Refurbishment / Nan Arquitectos

01:00 - 10 August, 2014
House in Rubianes Refurbishment / Nan Arquitectos, © Santos-Diez
© Santos-Diez

© Santos-Diez © Santos-Diez © Santos-Diez © Santos-Diez +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    PAZO DE RUBIANES, 36619 Vilagarcía de Arousa, Pontevedra, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Alberto F. Reiriz, Vicente Pillado, Wenceslao Lopez
  • Collaborators

    Eleazar Álvarez
  • Area

    49.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Can Buildings Make Us Healthier?

00:00 - 10 August, 2014
Can Buildings Make Us Healthier?, Staircases at Wieden+Kennedy NY by WORKac. Image © Bruce Damonte
Staircases at Wieden+Kennedy NY by WORKac. Image © Bruce Damonte

Since we spend most of our waking hours in buildings, shouldn't they be designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle? It turns out there are many ways in which architects can design spaces that encourage us to exercise as part of our daily routine. Likewise there are many design features that often dissuade people from physical activity. For example, while a dark or secluded staircase may be off-putting, centrally located and open staircases tend to be used even more than elevators. Find out how buildings can serve as our personal trainers in this article from Fast Co. Design, “How To Keep Our Buildings From Making Us Fat.”

The Workshop / Guy Hollaway Architects

01:00 - 10 August, 2014
The Workshop / Guy Hollaway Architects, © Charles Hosea
© Charles Hosea

© Charles Hosea © Charles Hosea © Charles Hosea © Charles Hosea +17