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Casa Varatojo / Atelier Data

01:00 - 2 June, 2014
© Richard John Seymour
© Richard John Seymour
  • Architects

  • Location

    Varatojo, 2560-237 Torres Vedras, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Filipe Vogt Rodrigues, Inês Maia Vicente, Marta Mateus Frazão
  • Design Team

    Filipe Rodrigues, Inês Vicente, Marta Frazão, André Almeida, António Cotrim
  • Area

    380.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Richard John Seymour © Richard John Seymour © Richard John Seymour © Richard John Seymour +29

House Housing: An Untimely History of Architecture and Real Estate in Nineteen Episodes

00:00 - 2 June, 2014
House Housing: An Untimely History of Architecture and Real Estate in Nineteen Episodes

House Housing: An Untimely History of Architecture and Real Estate in Nineteen Episodes is the first public presentation of a multi-year research project conducted by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University. Installed in the second-floor apartment of Columbia’s Casa Muraro in Venice and staged as an open house, the exhibition responds unsolicited to the proposal by Rem Koolhaas, curator of the 14th International Architecture exhibition, that architecture focus on its “fundamentals.” House Housing replies by considering architecture’s economic fundamentals, which locate housing at the center of the current economic regime, with the United States as an influential node in a transnational network. 

The (Home-Grown) Threat to London's Architectural Future

00:00 - 2 June, 2014
The (Home-Grown) Threat to London's Architectural Future, Some of London's most recognizable designs have come from foreign architects - like Ernö Goldfinger's Trellick Tower. Image © Flickr CC User Jim Linwood
Some of London's most recognizable designs have come from foreign architects - like Ernö Goldfinger's Trellick Tower. Image © Flickr CC User Jim Linwood

With the London Festival of Architecture opening yesterday, this article in the London Evening Standard highlights just one of the many threads which make up this year's theme: the importance of foreign talent in making up London's cosmopolitan architectural culture. From Adam Caruso to Zaha Hadid, many of the city's biggest names have come from abroad to study and work in the UK, helping to make it one of the greatest centres for design in the world - but all this could be at risk from untenable housing prices and draconian new visa restrictions. You can read the full article here.

Gafanha da Boa Hora School Center / António Portugal e Manuel Maria Reis

01:00 - 2 June, 2014
© Luís Ferreira Alves
© Luís Ferreira Alves
  • Architects

  • Location

    3840 Gafanha da Boa Hora, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    António Portugal and Manuel Maria Reis
  • Design Team

    Cláudia Freitas, Elisabete Queirós, Nelson Miranda, Pedro Pita
  • Area

    3100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves +23

Have We Reached the "End of Architecture"?

00:00 - 2 June, 2014
Have We Reached the "End of Architecture"?, Venice Biennale 2014 / Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014 . Image © Rem Koolhaas. Image Courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia
Venice Biennale 2014 / Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014 . Image © Rem Koolhaas. Image Courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia

This year's Venice Biennale, curated by OMA's Rem Koolhaas, is "interested in the banal". In an article in the Financial Times', Edwin Heathcote discusses the paradox between exploring generic modernism at an event which celebrates the individual. Heathcote raises interesting questions about the extent to which world architecture has developed in modernity, ultimately arguing that, "in a way, architecture is over." You can read the article, which neatly investigates the curatorial rationale behind this year's Biennale, in full here.

Revised Renovation Plan Released for New York Public Library

00:00 - 2 June, 2014
Revised Renovation Plan Released for New York Public Library, The New York Public Library’s (NYPL) main building on Fifth Avenue, is a Beaux-Arts masterpiece designed by architects Carrère & Hastings. Image via Flickr User CC wallyg. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
The New York Public Library’s (NYPL) main building on Fifth Avenue, is a Beaux-Arts masterpiece designed by architects Carrère & Hastings. Image via Flickr User CC wallyg. Used under Creative Commons

Details have been released on the New York Public Library’s (NYPL) plan to renovate its Mid-Manhattan branch, while creating more public space within its flagship Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. The news comes shortly after Foster + Partner’s redesign of the the Beaux-Arts landmark was scrapped due to concerns of a ballooning budget. The revised $300 million overhaul suggests a more affordable option of relocating Schwarzman’s main stacks beneath Bryant Park, while establishing a more campus-like connection with a fully renovated Mid-Manhattan branch. All the details, here

GM Architects Cut Through Beirut's Multicultural History at 2014 Venice Biennale

01:00 - 2 June, 2014
GM Architects Cut Through Beirut's Multicultural History at 2014 Venice Biennale, A view of the museum from the monolith. Image © GM Architects
A view of the museum from the monolith. Image © GM Architects

Lebanese design firm GM Architects will be presenting its “Museum of Civilization” at the Time Space Existence exhibition of the 2014 Venice Biennale. The firm will be the only group representing Lebanon at this year’s exhibition. Their museum design addresses the Biennale’s theme of fundamentals by exploring the historical basis of architectural culture in the rich and varied context of their home country.

Refurbishment of the Offset Printing Factory / Origin Architect

01:00 - 2 June, 2014
Refurbishment of the Offset Printing Factory / Origin Architect, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dongcheng, Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Li Ji
  • Design Team

    Zhang Hui, Lian Hui, Wang Jing
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

K Kindergaten / NKS Architects

01:00 - 2 June, 2014
K Kindergaten / NKS Architects, © Kouji Okamoto
© Kouji Okamoto

© Kouji Okamoto © Kouji Okamoto © Kouji Okamoto © Kouji Okamoto +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fukuoka, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Noriko, Kaoru Suehito
  • Area

    1547.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Vacation Residence at Lia / MOLD Architects

01:00 - 2 June, 2014
Vacation Residence at Lia / MOLD Architects, © Yannis Kontos
© Yannis Kontos

© Yannis Kontos © Yannis Kontos ©  Iliana Kerestetzi © Yannis Kontos +44

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lia 463 00, Greece
  • Architect in Charge

    Iliana Kerestetzi
  • Design Team

    Maria Vrettou, Richard Rubin, Katerina Daskalaki, Fotis Zapantiotis
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Casa E246 / Ezequiel Amado Cattaneo

05:34 - 1 June, 2014
Casa E246 / Ezequiel Amado Cattaneo, © Alejandro Peral
© Alejandro Peral

© Alejandro Peral © Alejandro Peral © Alejandro Peral © Alejandro Peral +24

Venice Biennale 2014: Estonia to Showcase the Act of Placemaking

00:00 - 1 June, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: Estonia to Showcase the Act of Placemaking, An interior view of the pavilion. Image © Johanna Jõekalda, Johan Tali, Siim Tuksam
An interior view of the pavilion. Image © Johanna Jõekalda, Johan Tali, Siim Tuksam

The rise of the internet has radically changed how we inhabit space. Thus, for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, Estonia’s pavilion will focus on how this change is applied to the practice of architecture. Titled Interspace, the exhibition will be a single room that digitally showcases the physical act of placemaking.

BI's First Print Edition Released - FREE: Architecture on the Loose

00:00 - 1 June, 2014
Courtesy of BI Publications
Courtesy of BI Publications

BI is a publication focused on the exchanges between architecture and its wider cultural context; it consists of short extemporaneous texts with longer studied pieces from a multitude of perspectives. The following is an excerpt from its latest (and first print) edition, FREE, written by the editors-in-chief E. Sean Bailey and Erandi de Silva.

There is implicit conflict in the word ‘free’. While culturally we celebrate the infinite opportunities afforded by the ‘freedom to’, the term also alludes to emancipation, a break from a captive state, or a ‘freedom from’. ‘Free’ is, at its core, an architectural concept. Architecture is a discipline directly engaged with shaping enclosure, of erecting and toppling barriers or—more explicitly—of extending and limiting ‘freedoms’.

Four Teams to Envision Proposals for D.C. “Bridge Park”

01:00 - 1 June, 2014
Four Teams to Envision Proposals for D.C. “Bridge Park” , Artist Rendering. Image Courtesy of THEARC
Artist Rendering. Image Courtesy of THEARC

The four teams moving on to stage three of Washington D.C.’s 11th Street Bridge Park competition has been announced. Selected from over 80 qualified design firms from across the U.S., the following multidisciplinary teams will receive $25000 stipends to envision a new civic space spanning the Anacostia River by early September: 

Library of South University of Science and Technology of China / Urbanus

00:00 - 1 June, 2014
Library of South University of Science and Technology of China / Urbanus, © Alex Chan
© Alex Chan

© Alex Chan © Alex Chan © Alex Chan © Alex Chan +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    The new campus of South University of Science and Technology of China, Xili Town, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
  • Principle Architect

    Meng Yan
  • Team

    Huang Zhiyi, Wang Jun, Zhu Lingli, Xie Shengfen, Li Jiajia, Chen Lansheng (Architecture) | Liu Shuang, Li Tu, Wu Jinbin (Interior) | Yao Dianbin (Technical Director)
  • Project Period

    2010-2013
  • Area

    10728.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Venice Biennale 2014: "M9" to Discuss the Links Between Cultural Institutions and Urban Regeneration

00:00 - 1 June, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: "M9" to Discuss the Links Between Cultural Institutions and Urban Regeneration , Museum facing south. Image © Sauerbruch Hutton
Museum facing south. Image © Sauerbruch Hutton

This year at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, the Collateral Event M9 / Transforming the City will unveil an influential urban regeneration project planned for the heart of Venezia Mestre. Envisioned by British-Berlin practice Sauerbruch Hutton, the competition-winning design will be a new “multifaceted and encyclopedic” cultural center of “international appeal” that showcases the “fundamental” 100 years that “revolutionized the world."

The exhibition will pair a complete architectural presentation of the project alongside the political motives behind it and an overview of the site's history as an attempt to spark a “theoretical digression on the links between cultural institutions and urban-regeneration projects.”

More about the project, after the break...

Casa da Severa / José Adrião

00:00 - 1 June, 2014
Casa da Severa / José Adrião, © Hugo Santos Silva
© Hugo Santos Silva

© Hugo Santos Silva © Hugo Santos Silva © Hugo Santos Silva © Hugo Santos Silva +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Largo Severa 2, 1100-341 Lisbon, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Margarida Lameiro, Ricardo Aboim Inglez, Carla Gonçalves, João Matos, Ricardo Aboim Inglez, Tiago Pereira
  • Area

    2014.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

GEH House / I.R.A.

01:00 - 1 June, 2014
GEH House / I.R.A., © Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa

© Nobuaki Nakagawa © Nobuaki Nakagawa © Nobuaki Nakagawa © Nobuaki Nakagawa +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kodaira, Tokyo, Japan
  • Design Team

    Akinori Kasegai , Daisuke Tsunakawa
  • Collaborators

    Hideyuki Hagiuda (Structure design)
  • Area

    93.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs