RIBA Examines How Over 60s Might Impact Future Cities

00:00 - 29 October, 2013
Family Homes. Image Courtesy of RIBA Building Futures
Family Homes. Image Courtesy of RIBA Building Futures

According to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the number of people aged over 60 is expected to increase by 40% over the next twenty years, suggesting that "our post-retirement years will be longer and healthier." There is no doubt, therefore, that people in this age group will have a greater economic, social and political power - but how will this affect our cities?

Heatherwick Tapped to Design $75 Million Icon for NYC

00:00 - 29 October, 2013
Heatherwick Tapped to Design $75 Million Icon for NYC, UK Pavilion for Shanghai World Expo 2010 / Heatherwick Studio. Image © Daniele Mattioli
UK Pavilion for Shanghai World Expo 2010 / Heatherwick Studio. Image © Daniele Mattioli

Related Companies founder Stephen Ross has commissioned London designer and architect Thomas Heatherwick to design what could be, according to the Wall Street Journal, “one of the most expensive works of public art in the world.” Planned to be the centerpiece of Related’s Hudson Yards project in Manhattan’s West Side, the estimated $75 million artwork and its surrounding 4-acre public space aims to become “new icon for the city.”

House in Shinoharadai / Tai and Associates

01:00 - 29 October, 2013
House in Shinoharadai  / Tai and Associates, © Seiichi Ohsawa
© Seiichi Ohsawa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Katsuma Tai
  • Structural Engineer

    motoi nomura
  • Area

    393.17 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Seiichi Ohsawa © Seiichi Ohsawa © Seiichi Ohsawa © Seiichi Ohsawa +14

Fernando Jaeger Store / SuperLimão Studio

01:00 - 29 October, 2013
Fernando Jaeger Store / SuperLimão Studio, © Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Padre Chico, 552 - Perdizes, São Paulo, 05008-010, Brazil
  • SAPU
  • Lighting

    LDArti
  • Old House Structure Project

    Ricardo Zulkes e SuperLimão Studio
  • Project Area

    605 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba +35

The Absent Column: Examining the Prentice Preservation Battle

00:00 - 29 October, 2013

In light of the extensive demolition that has already taken place at Bertrand Goldberg’s Prentice Women’s Hospital in downtown Chicago, we present to you this short film that examines the hospital’s preservation battle and poses the question, “Who determines the future of the past?”

Light Matters: Europe's Leading Light Festivals

01:00 - 29 October, 2013
Light Matters: Europe's Leading Light Festivals, Light Marina Bay. Singapore, 2012. Image © Darren Chin
Light Marina Bay. Singapore, 2012. Image © Darren Chin

In mid autumn, when the nights get longer in the northern hemisphere, we encounter numerous light festivals. And indeed, within the last ten years, more and more light festivals have globally emerged. The reason for the success of light festivals is simple, as the German curator Bettina Pelz concludes: “It’s actually fairly easy, because whenever you do something with light in cities in the night, then people do come. If you do it good, they come twice.” 

As Pelz points out, light is an apt medium for evening events, since it easily attracts people. Communities have discovered the potential of lighting for city marketing, and the closer they plan their date to Christmas, the more they merge their illumination with the festive blinking lights of commercial Christmas markets.

Join us on a tour through some of the leading light festivals in Europe. Read more about their different backgrounds, artistic concepts and future trends after the break...

Light Marina Bay. Singapore, 2012. Image © Darren Chin Berliner Cathedral, Festival of lights. Berlin, 2012. Photographer: Marius Schwarz. Image Courtesy of  Festival of lights / Frank Herrmann Tunnel of love by Vollaerszwart. Glow 2011. Image Courtesy of GLOW Eindhoven Cagna Illuminations, 2012. Design: De Cagna . Light Festival Ghent. Image Courtesy of City of Ghent +30

The Bertram and Judith Kohl Building / Westlake Reed Leskosky

01:00 - 29 October, 2013
The Bertram and Judith Kohl Building / Westlake Reed Leskosky, © Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux
  • Architects

  • Location

    Oberlin, OH, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Paul E. Westlake
  • Project Designer

    Jonathan C. Kurtz
  • Client/Owner

    Oberlin College
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Structural engineer

    Westlake Reed Leskosky
  • Civil engineer

    KS Associates
  • General contractor

    Krill Construction
  • Landscape architect

    GroundView, Somerville, Massachusetts
  • Acoustic Consultant

    Kirkegaard Acoustic Design
  • Cost Estimator

    Project and Construction Services
  • Area

    37000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Kevin G. Reeves © Kevin G. Reeves © Scott Pease © Kevin G. Reeves +19

House H / Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu

01:00 - 29 October, 2013
House H / Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +22

The Sunshine Beach House / Wilson Architects

01:00 - 29 October, 2013
The Sunshine Beach House / Wilson Architects, © Brent Hardcastle
© Brent Hardcastle
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sunshine Beach, Queensland, Australia
  • Design Team

    Phillip Lukin, Stefan Pirie, Hamilton Wilson, Sarah Russell
  • Landscape Architect

    Wilson Landscape Architects
  • Structural Consultant

    Bligh Tanner Consulting Engineers
  • Building Surveyor

    Suncoast Building Approvals
  • Quantity Surveyor

    Graham Lukins Partnership
  • Builder

    Novak Constructions Pty. Ltd.
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Brent Hardcastle © Brent Hardcastle © Brent Hardcastle © Brent Hardcastle +19

Court-housing Cortinghborg Groningen / Architecten|en|en

01:00 - 29 October, 2013
© BASEPHOTOGRAPHY
© BASEPHOTOGRAPHY

© BASEPHOTOGRAPHY © BASEPHOTOGRAPHY © BASEPHOTOGRAPHY © BASEPHOTOGRAPHY +12

Restaurant On The Sea / Case-Real

01:00 - 29 October, 2013
Restaurant On The Sea / Case-Real, © Hiroshi Mizusaki
© Hiroshi Mizusaki
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Koichi Futatusmata, Yasushi Arikawa
  • Project in Cooperation

    Tsuyoshi Matsuzawa
  • Structural Engineer

    Hiroshi Ohno
  • Design Cooperation

    Naikai Archit
  • Area

    1685.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Hiroshi Mizusaki © Hiroshi Mizusaki © Hiroshi Mizusaki © Hiroshi Mizusaki +37

Sky SOHO Leasing Showroom / GAP Architects

01:00 - 29 October, 2013
Sky SOHO Leasing Showroom / GAP Architects, © Raymond Lau & Jerry Yin
© Raymond Lau & Jerry Yin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Principal designer’s name

    Raymond Lau
  • Design team members

    Raymond Lau, Yandong Ren, Jiabao Zhao
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Raymond Lau & Jerry Yin © Raymond Lau & Jerry Yin © Raymond Lau & Jerry Yin © Raymond Lau & Jerry Yin +22

Turkish Embassy in Berlin / NSH Architekten

01:00 - 29 October, 2013
Turkish Embassy in Berlin / NSH Architekten, © Bernardette Grimmenstein
© Bernardette Grimmenstein
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tiergartenstraße 22, 10785 Berlin, Germany
  • Project Architects

    Volkmar Nickol, Felipe Schmidt, Thomas Hillig
  • Sketches

    Felipe Schmidt
  • Area

    16000.0 sqm
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

© Bernardette Grimmenstein © Bernardette Grimmenstein © Bernardette Grimmenstein © Bernardette Grimmenstein +23

Museum of the Built Environment / FXFOWLE Architects

01:00 - 29 October, 2013
Museum of the Built Environment / FXFOWLE Architects, © FXFOWLE Architects
© FXFOWLE Architects

The King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) is a new 55-million-square-foot mixed-use urban community in Riyadh. Among its public buildings under construction is FXFOWLE Architects’ Museum of the Built Environment (MOBE), which explores the role of social, economic, and environmental issues in the development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the larger region. The museum will exhibit works related to the history of the arts and architecture on the Arabian peninsula, as well as document trends in sustainable thinking and their role in the future of the built environment. The museum puts the traditionally private culture of Saudi Arabia on display, creating a building for residents and visitors.

Think Sol, International Ideas Competition

00:00 - 28 October, 2013
Think Sol, International Ideas Competition, Courtesy of Piensa Sol
Courtesy of Piensa Sol

As part of the Architecture Week in Madrid, the "Past, Present and Future of Sol" exhibition was inaugurated and the brief for the International Ideas Competition was publicated.

PIENSA SOL is a reflection about the future of Madrid's Puerta del Sol plaza. Its objective is to compile proposals through an international ideas competition to profile the path of its evolution looking to improve the Puerta del Sol context. To get to this objective PIENSA SOL is planned in a structured process base in four complementary phases: COMPETITION, EXHIBITION, CITIZEN PARTICIPATION AND REFLECTION.

Municipal Sports Center and Swimming Pools / Alfonso Reina

01:00 - 28 October, 2013
Municipal Sports Center and Swimming Pools / Alfonso Reina, © José Hevia
© José Hevia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer Mossèn Alcover, 17, 07190 Esporles, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Client

    Ayuntamiento de Esporles
  • Technical Architect

    Fermín Alava
  • Project Area

    785.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +23

Storebrand Offices / LINK arkitektur

01:00 - 28 October, 2013
Storebrand Offices / LINK arkitektur, © Hundven-Clements Photography
© Hundven-Clements Photography

© Hundven-Clements Photography © Hundven-Clements Photography © Hundven-Clements Photography © Hundven-Clements Photography +8

WALL HOUSE / AND’ROL

01:00 - 28 October, 2013
© Georg Schmidthals
© Georg Schmidthals

© Georg Schmidthals © Georg Schmidthals © Georg Schmidthals © Georg Schmidthals +18