Nott Street / Plus Architecture

01:00 - 31 October, 2013
Nott Street / Plus Architecture, © Dianna Snape
© Dianna Snape

© Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape +9

House in Ishikiri / Tato Architects

01:00 - 31 October, 2013
House in Ishikiri / Tato Architects, © Shinkenchiku Sha
© Shinkenchiku Sha
  • Architects

  • Location

    Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Yo shimada
  • Garden Designer

    Coca-z(Tatsuya kokaji)
  • Structure Engineer

    S3 Associates Inc.(Ichiro Hashimoto)
  • Textile Designer

    Akane Moriyama
  • Area

    233.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Shinkenchiku Sha © Shinkenchiku Sha © Shinkenchiku Sha © Shinkenchiku Sha +32

New Tel Aviv High-Rise By Richard Meier Nears Completion

14:00 - 30 October, 2013
New Tel Aviv High-Rise By Richard Meier Nears Completion, © Richard Meier
© Richard Meier

Pritzker Laureate Richard Meier’s iconic new residential tower in the heart of Tel Aviv is nearing completion. Located in Rothschild Boulevard, the city’s bustling high-end commercial, cultural and financial district, it is no surprise that over 70% of the 42-story luxury tower has already been sold.

More on the tower, and its potentially controversial context, after the break...

Could an Architecture Peace Corps Be the Answer to Student Debt?

09:30 - 30 October, 2013
The WPA completed some of the US' most famous structures. Would a similar program today make sense for recently-graduated architecture students?. Image © Wikimedia Commons
The WPA completed some of the US' most famous structures. Would a similar program today make sense for recently-graduated architecture students?. Image © Wikimedia Commons

Graduating architecture students are welcomed to the professional world with few job opportunities, lots of competition, and, for many, shockingly high student debt. Barring winning the lottery, there's nothing for it but to work the decades it takes to pay them off. But what if there was another way? Shervan Sebastian, of AIArchitect, explores a new possibility for student debt relief designed specifically for architects in "Proposal Combines Student Debt Relief with Community Design Support," reprinted here. Read on to see how you could one day pay off your student debt and help your community at the same time. 

Public service loan assistance programs have for decades been a driving force in attracting talent to some of America’s neediest and underserved regions and sectors of the economy. Programs as varied as AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps as well as the medical, legal, and dental professions have all employed these incentives to provide communities with talented, civically engaged professionals, while offering one of the most coveted forms of support for financially burdened graduates: student loan assistance.

What might a national design service corps look like for the architecture profession? The AIA is proposing legislation that offers architecture school graduates loan re-payment assistance opportunities similar to those offered to graduates of other professions who contribute their services to their communities. The National Design Services Act (NDSA) provides student loan assistance for architects who work at community design centers by securing grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to reduce loan balances of participating students. 

La Corte Verde di Corso Como / Cino Zucchi Architetti

01:00 - 30 October, 2013
La Corte Verde di Corso Como / Cino Zucchi Architetti, Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti
Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Francesco Viganò, 28, 20124 Milan, Italy
  • Area

    4019.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti

Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti +14

Casa del Horno / Fémur Arquitectura

01:00 - 30 October, 2013
Casa del Horno / Fémur Arquitectura, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +11

Wagner Education Center / Olson Kundig Architects

01:00 - 30 October, 2013
Wagner Education Center / Olson Kundig Architects

Olson Kundig Architects’ $6.6 million Wagner Education Center at The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) in Seattle is scheduled to break ground this winter. Reminiscent of historic Northwest boatbuilding facilities, the projected LEED Gold center will serve as the “modern front door for the growing museum, Lake Union Park and the surrounding South Lake Union neighborhood.” The design will feature large windows and movable exterior panels that, consistent with Kundig’s signature use of inventive details, will grant users maximum flexibility in controlling the interior’s exposure to the elements.   

Steven Holl Wins Competition for Qingdao Culture and Art Center

01:00 - 30 October, 2013
Steven Holl Wins Competition for Qingdao Culture and Art Center, Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects has been selected as winner, besting OMA and Zaha Hadid Architects, in an invited competition for the new Culture and Art Center of Qingdao City. Located in the heart of Qingdao’s new extension, which is planned for a population of 700,000, the two million-square-foot winning proposal features a conglomerate of four art museums situated amongst a landscape of reflecting pools and gardens which are all connected by a continuous “Light Loop” that moves visitors throughout the site. 

Read on for the architect’s description...

House ICP / architekten

01:00 - 30 October, 2013
House ICP / architekten, © Ulrich Kehrer
© Ulrich Kehrer

© Ulrich Kehrer © Ulrich Kehrer © Ulrich Kehrer © Ulrich Kehrer +14

First Section of Santiago Calatrava's PATH Station Opens in NYC

00:00 - 30 October, 2013
First Section of Santiago Calatrava's PATH Station Opens in NYC, Image via New York Daily News © Mark Bonifacio
Image via New York Daily News © Mark Bonifacio

A portion of Santiago Calatrava’s $4 billion PATH station has opened. According to NY Daily News, the Western Concourse will now relieve New Yorkers from “cramped sidewalks and temporary bridges” crossing West St. with a 600-foot underground passage lined in “bright white marble” that connects the World Trade Center to the neighboring office complex formerly known as the World Financial Center. Once complete in 2015, the controversial transit hub will double as a massive shopping and retail complex, which aims to “transform” the cultural experience of lower Manhattan. 

BANCO ESPANA / Ruiz Larrea y Asociados

01:00 - 30 October, 2013
BANCO ESPANA / Ruiz Larrea y Asociados, © Ángel Baltanás
© Ángel Baltanás
  • Architects

  • Location

    Piedrabuena, Ciudad Real, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Cesar Ruiz-Larrea Cangas, Antonio Gómez Gutiérrez
  • Collaborators

    Eduardo A. Prieto González, Gorka Álvarez, Hernán Burgueño, Enrique García de la Rasilla, Inmaculada Morgado, Miguel Díaz, Jaime Llosa, Jorge Montalván, David Palomar, Elena Pascual, Francisco Rica
  • Area

    4890.41 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Ángel Baltanás © Ángel Baltanás © Ángel Baltanás © Ángel Baltanás +15

Barneveld Noord / NL Architects

01:00 - 30 October, 2013
Barneveld Noord / NL Architects, © Bart van Hoek
© Bart van Hoek
  • Architects

  • Location

    The Netherlands
  • NL Architects

    Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
  • Project Architect

    Gerbrand van Oostveen
  • Team

    Kirsten Hüsig, Barbara Luns, Gert Jan Machiels and Gen Yamamoto with Aude Robert and Christian Asbo
  • Client

    ProRail
  • Consultant

    Movares
  • Contractor

    Strukton
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg +43

Etable De Stabulation Libre / LOCALARCHITECTURE

01:00 - 30 October, 2013
Etable De Stabulation Libre / LOCALARCHITECTURE, Courtesy of LOCALARCHITECTURE
Courtesy of LOCALARCHITECTURE
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lignières, Switzerland
  • Area

    470.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of LOCALARCHITECTURE

Courtesy of LOCALARCHITECTURE Courtesy of LOCALARCHITECTURE Courtesy of LOCALARCHITECTURE Courtesy of LOCALARCHITECTURE +10

Exhibition: Isay Weinfeld at Espasso

00:00 - 30 October, 2013
Exhibition: Isay Weinfeld at Espasso

Isay Weinfeld, the multi-award winning Brazilian architect and designer, will be opening his first ever US exhibit at Espasso in conjunction with the launch of a new monograph that takes a closer look at his recent projects.

The Shed / Haworth Tompkins, by Philip Vile

01:00 - 30 October, 2013
© Philip Vile
© Philip Vile

The Shed, a 225-seat auditorium designed by Haworth Tompkins, was completed earlier this year in London. It's made of raw steel and plywood, while the rough sawn timber cladding refers to the National Theatre’s iconic board-marked concrete. You can see more photos of photographer Philip Vile after the break.

© Philip Vile © Philip Vile © Philip Vile © Philip Vile +14

Redefining Context with Tatiana Bilbao

00:00 - 30 October, 2013
Redefining Context with Tatiana Bilbao, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

The simple concrete-hewn structures designed by Tatiana Bilbao acknowledge their context in a way that most buildings don't. In a recent interview with uncube Magazine, Bilbao explains how her outlook on design shifted after she realized that "the quality of architecture relies heavily on the people who build it and what techniques and materials they are used to." And it seems this novel approach hasn't gone unnoticed - she recently showed her work at Berlin's Architekturgalerie and is on a star-studded shortlist to design the Menil Drawing Institute. Read the full interview here

The Mullet / March Studio

01:00 - 30 October, 2013
© John Gollings
© John Gollings

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings +32

ORTUS, home of Maudsley Learning / Duggan Morris Architects

01:00 - 30 October, 2013
ORTUS, home of Maudsley Learning / Duggan Morris Architects, © Jack Hobhouse
© Jack Hobhouse

© Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse +18