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Venice Biennale 2014: KAAN Architecten to Present "PLANTA"

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: KAAN Architecten to Present "PLANTA", Site. Image © Armin Linke 2012
Site. Image © Armin Linke 2012

This year at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, KAAN Architecten will present a Collateral Event featuring PLANTA - a partially subterranean space that will be dedicated to multidisciplinary artistic production and built within the confines of the “La Plana del Corb” quarry in Balaguer (Lleida, Spain) by 2016. Designed for Grupo and Fundació Sorigué, PLANTA is not only a building, but a concept; a concept in which is the “culmination of the desire to give back, to return through a balanced tension between art, institution, knowledge, ecology and manufacturing.”

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Administration Information Building / Aedas

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Administration Information Building / Aedas, Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 111 Ren'ai Road, 工业园区 Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, 215123
  • Project Design Director

    Andy Wen
  • Client

    Suzhou Industrial Park Education Investment Development Co. Ltd.
  • Area

    59893.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Aedas

OFFICE Kersten Geers David van Severen Design Limited Furniture Series for MANIERA

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
Exhibition View © Sven Laurent. Image Courtesy of MANIERA
Exhibition View © Sven Laurent. Image Courtesy of MANIERA

The Brussels-based design initiative MANIERA invites emerging architects to design series of limited edition furniture. This April, their first show opened with works by the Belgian architects OFFICE KERSTEN GEERS DAVID VAN SEVEREN and the Dutch artist and architect Anne Holptrop. The objects are on view in the loft-like living space of Kwinten Lavigne and Amaryllis Jacobs, the couple who founded MANIERA. Since both have a background in the art world, it’s not surprising that the design objects shown at MANIERA are more than just furniture, but rather a deliberate search for collisions between the realms of architecture, design and art.   

GG Bioclimatic House / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
GG Bioclimatic House / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes , © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Maria de Palautordera, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Josep Ma. Alventosa, Marc Alventosa, Xavier Morell
  • Project Area

    111.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

Thunder Bay Courthouse / Adamson Associates Architects

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
Thunder Bay Courthouse / Adamson Associates Architects, © Shai Gil
© Shai Gil

© Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil +27

Pavilion for the Culture Fair / PRODUCTORA

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
Pavilion for the Culture Fair / PRODUCTORA, © Luis Gallardo
© Luis Gallardo

© Luis Gallardo © Luis Gallardo © Luis Gallardo © Luis Gallardo +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zócalo, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06010 Ciudad de México, D.F.
  • Architect in Charge

    Carlos Bedoya, Víctor Jaime, Wonne Ickx, Abel Perles
  • Area

    150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Nestlé Headquarters / Park Associati

00:00 - 3 June, 2014
Nestlé Headquarters / Park Associati, © Andrea Martiradonna
© Andrea Martiradonna

© Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Via del Bosco Rinnovato, 20090 Milan, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi
  • Design Team Park Associati

    Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi, Marco Siciliano, Marinella Ferrari, Stefano Lanotte, Lorenzo Merloni, Marco Panzeri, Davide Pojaga, Alessandro Rossi, Elisa Taddei, Paolo Uboldi, Fabio Calciati
  • Design Team General Planning

    Giovanni Bonini, Paolo Varenna, Loris Colombo, Luca Dagrada, Laura Barat, Matteo Molteni, Luca Rini, Paolo Rossanigo, Antonio Virelli, Alberto Villa, Claudio Bertolini, Mimmo Vitetta, Luigi Zinco, Walter Cola, Andrea Cristaldi, Vittorio Viganò, Claudio Bertagnolli, Manuel Schieder, Francesco Torchitti, Mario Pinoli, Giuseppe Zaffino
  • Area

    34092.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Zumtobel Group Awards 15 Projects for Sustainable Excellence

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
Port sudan: © Courtesy of Massimo Grimaldi and Emergency ngo
Port sudan: © Courtesy of Massimo Grimaldi and Emergency ngo

The Zumtobel Group Awards, now in its fourth year, has recognized 15 projects for their innovative contributions to sustainability and humanity in the built environment. Winy Maas of MVRDV and Kazuyo Sejima of SANAA were part of the seven person jury in which selected the winners within three categories: “Buildings,” “Urban Developments & Initiatives,” and the newly implemented “Applied Innovations.” 

Ranging from Arup’s photo-bioreactor facade system to Lacaton & Vassal architectes’ “House of Transformation,” the awarded projects have been deemed sustainable exemplars for their contributions to the built environment. 

See all the winners after the break... 

Pavillon d'été / Noémie Meney

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
Pavillon d'été / Noémie Meney , © Germain Ferey
© Germain Ferey

© Germain Ferey © Germain Ferey © Germain Ferey © Germain Ferey +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Toulon, France
  • Studies

    January 2013 – June 2013
  • Area

    16.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

GIFs Turn Architecture Into Animated Art

01:00 - 3 June, 2014

Axel de Stampa has shared with us his awesome series of architecture gifs, Architecture Animée (Animated Architecture), which turn architecture from SANAA, Herzog and de Meuron, MAD Architects and more into amazing, zany gifs. See all nine after the break!

3rd Think Space Unconference / Money

00:00 - 3 June, 2014
3rd Think Space Unconference / Money

The annual theme Money and its questions posed by the Think Space 2013 | 2014 guest curators Ethel Baraona Pohl & Cesar Reyes Najera will undoubtedly trigger conversations at the upcoming Unconference event. Conceived as a series of highly interactive sessions for a hundred participants, Money Unconference will enable thinkers, architects, participants, authors, winners, jurors and guest curators from the MONEY cycle to meet in person at Lauba, People and Art House in Zagreb, 11-13 June 2014.

2014 London Festival of Architecture Explores the Theme of "Capital"

00:00 - 3 June, 2014
2014 London Festival of Architecture Explores the Theme of "Capital"

The 2014 London Festival of Architecture opened this week, with over 200 events running throughout the city in the month of June. This year's theme is "Capital", an intentionally ambiguous theme which allows an exploration of the culture, people, economy and built environment of London. Some of the key topics to be interrogated will be the housing crisis afflicting London and the recent boom in the construction of tall buildings.

Read on after the break for more on the festival and some of its headline events

OMA & BIG among 6 Winners in Rebuild By Design Competition

00:00 - 3 June, 2014
OMA & BIG among 6 Winners in Rebuild By Design Competition, The proposed Hoboken Waterfront. Image © OMA
The proposed Hoboken Waterfront. Image © OMA

Yesterday, US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced OMA, BIG and four other teams as the winner of "Rebuild by Design", a competition aimed at rebuilding areas affected by Hurricane Sandy focusing on resilience, sustainability and and livability.

In total, HUD have allocated $920 million to the six projects in New York, New Jersey and Long Island to enable the completion of this vision.

Read more about the winning schemes after the break

New Medowlands: Productive City + Regional Park, by MIT CAU, ZUS, Urbanisten. Image Courtesy of rebuildbydesign.org Living, Growing Breakwaters: Staten Island and Raritan Bay, by SCAPE / Landscape Architecture. Image Courtesy of rebuildbydesign.org Living with the Bay: Resiliency-Building Options for Nassau County’s South Shore by Interboro Team. Image Courtesy of rebuildbydesign.org The BIG U, by BIG. Image Courtesy of rebuildbydesign.org +7

VIDEO: Can Architecture Foster Dignity?

00:00 - 3 June, 2014

Believing the lack of dignity is a motivator of crime, MASS Design Group has dedicated their fourth Beyond the Building video series to the notion that architecture has the capacity to build peace. Focusing on how the building process can foster dignity, as well as economic and social justice, MASS encourages architects to ask themselves: “How can we use architecture to contribute to peace, conflict resolution, instill dignity, and promote justice?” Watch the video above and share your thoughts on how architecture can go #beyondthebuilding.

Factory Office Renovation / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
Factory Office Renovation / Vo Trong Nghia Architects, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects © Hiroyuki Oki +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Architects in Charge

    Vo Trong Nghia, Masaaki Iwamoto
  • Project Architect

    Kuniko Onishi, Nguyen Viet Hung
  • Area

    486.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Hiroyuki Oki, Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects

CC4441 / Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
CC4441 / Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects, Courtesy of Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects
Courtesy of Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Courtesy of Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects Courtesy of Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects Courtesy of Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects Courtesy of Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Torigoe, Taitō, Tokyo, Japan
  • Area

    36.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Science and Musical Education Center Symphony / Konior Studio

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
Science and Musical Education Center Symphony / Konior Studio, Courtesy of Konior Studio
Courtesy of Konior Studio

Courtesy of Konior Studio Courtesy of Konior Studio Courtesy of Konior Studio Courtesy of Konior Studio +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    40-025 Katowice, Poland
  • Architect in Charge

    Tomasz M. Konior, A. Krzysztof Barysz, Andrzej Witkowski, Aleksander Nowacki
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Konior Studio

Dalarna Media Library / ADEPT

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
Dalarna Media Library / ADEPT, © Wilhelm Rejnus & Linus Flodin
© Wilhelm Rejnus & Linus Flodin

© Kaare Viemose © Kaare Viemose © Kaare Viemose © Kaare Viemose +39