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Medical Resort Bad Schallerbach / Architects Collective ZT-GmbH (AC)

01:00 - 22 December, 2013
Medical Resort Bad Schallerbach / Architects Collective ZT-GmbH (AC), © Hertha Hurnaus
© Hertha Hurnaus

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AIA Announces Three Award Recipents

00:00 - 22 December, 2013
AIA Announces Three Award Recipents, Louisiana State Museum. Image © Timothy Hurlsey
Louisiana State Museum. Image © Timothy Hurlsey

The American Institute of Architects recently announced that three of its distinguished members have been awarded some of the Institute's top honors. Each recipient has made significant contributions to the advancement of the architectural profession or education, helping to shape the field for future generations. The awards include the 2014 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion, the 2014 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award, and the 2014 Edward C. Kemper Award. Read more about the recipients after the break...

RRC Studio Design Residential & Commercial Expansion for Al Dhakira

00:00 - 22 December, 2013
RRC Studio Design Residential & Commercial Expansion for Al Dhakira, Aerial view. Image Courtesy of RRC Studio
Aerial view. Image Courtesy of RRC Studio

Italian Practice RRC Studio has released designs for new residential and commercial quarters in Al Dhakira, Qatar. The design will roughly double the size of the small city, situated 60km outside the capital of Doha, providing new housing blocks, villas, hotels, and a new commercial district.

Seaside Promenade. Image Courtesy of RRC Studio Commercial District. Image Courtesy of RRC Studio Residential Neighborhood. Image Courtesy of RRC Studio Marina. Image Courtesy of RRC Studio +13

Kfar Shemaryahu Kindergarden / Sarit Shani Hay

01:00 - 22 December, 2013
Kfar Shemaryahu Kindergarden / Sarit Shani Hay, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +24

Sunlighthouse / Juri Troy Architects

01:00 - 22 December, 2013
© Adam Mork
© Adam Mork

© Adam Mork © Adam Mork © Adam Mork © Adam Mork +17

Alfonso Architects Selected to Design Museum of American Arts and Crafts

00:00 - 21 December, 2013
Alfonso Architects Selected to Design Museum of American Arts and Crafts, Courtesy of Alfonso Architects
Courtesy of Alfonso Architects

Alfonso Architects have been awarded the building project for the Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement (MAACM) in St. Petersburg, Florida. Hundreds of objects from the early 20th century movement - including furniture, pottery and paintings - have been offered by the museum's patron, art collector Rudy Ciccarello, in collaboration with the Two Red Roses Foundation. 

Galleries and exhibit spaces, says lead architect Alberto Alfonso, are inspired by the "detailing and customization of materials and joinery" characteristic of the era. The four-story, 90,000 square-foot museum "is a tremendous gift by Mr. Ciccarello for the city of St. Petersburg and our state," adds Alfonso. 

Formlessfinder's "Tent Pile" a Hit at Design Miami/

00:00 - 21 December, 2013
© James Harris
© James Harris

From the architects. Formlessfinder’s Tent Pile brings an intensely architectural intervention to Design Miami/, inventing a new building typology to provide shade, seating, cool air, and a space to play for the city’s public. The design practice, co-founded by Julian Rose and Garrett Ricciardi in 2010, approaches new projects with an interest in the specifics of geography — closely examining the spatial, social, and physical conditions of the location with which their structure will interact. They prioritize the use of available materials, committing to deploy them in ways that allow for reuse, an approach that produces what they refer to as “an architecture that can go from nothing to something and back again.” 

Learn more after the break...

JC Raulston Arboretum Lath House / Frank Harmon Architect

01:00 - 21 December, 2013
JC Raulston Arboretum Lath House / Frank Harmon Architect, Courtesy of Frank Harmon Architect
Courtesy of Frank Harmon Architect

Courtesy of Frank Harmon Architect Courtesy of Frank Harmon Architect Courtesy of Frank Harmon Architect Courtesy of Frank Harmon Architect +10

Coimbra Blood Bank / ARX

01:00 - 21 December, 2013
Coimbra Blood Bank / ARX, © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    3060-284 Covões, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    José Mateus, Nuno Mateus
  • Design Team

    Paulo Rocha, Stefano Riva, Marco Roque Antunes, Nuno Grancho, Tiago Santos, Andreia Tomé, Tânia Pedro, Clara Martins, Pedro Sousa, Alain Gameiro
  • Area

    4100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG +51

Museum de Fundatie / Bierman Henket architecten

01:00 - 21 December, 2013
© Joep Jacobs
© Joep Jacobs

© Joep Jacobs © Joep Jacobs © Joep Jacobs © Joep Jacobs +26

Joaquim Carvalho Secondary School / Inês Lobo Arquitectos

01:00 - 21 December, 2013
Joaquim Carvalho Secondary  School / Inês Lobo Arquitectos , © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +13

Vicar Theatre / Gabriel Verd Arquitectos

01:00 - 21 December, 2013
© Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Horacio, 04738 Puebla de Vícar, Almería, Spain
  • Site Management

    Gabriel Verd Arquitectos, with Nicolás Carbajal y Simone Salinas
  • Project Area

    3542.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photography

    Roland Halbe, Carl Lang, Isao Suzuki

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +36

Video: design/buildLAB's Reality Check

00:00 - 21 December, 2013

The design/buildLAB at the Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design has recently released a new documentary by Leon Gerskovic titled Reality Check, a film that chronicles the journey of 16 students as they undergo the design and construction of their Masonic Amphitheatre in Clifton Forge, Virginia. The project was a complete redevelopment of a post-industrial brownfield into a public park and performance space; the video relates how students collaborated with local community and industry experts to bring meaningful architecture to this struggling American rail town. 

Bloomberg's Next Move: Leading an 'Urban SWAT Team'

00:00 - 21 December, 2013
Bloomberg's Next Move: Leading an 'Urban SWAT Team', © Wikimedia Commons
© Wikimedia Commons

After a 12 year mayoral run, many have been wondering what Michael Bloomberg's next move will be. The answer: be mayor of every city (kind of). Bloomberg, along with most of his New York City Hall team (including transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan), has shifted his focus to Bloomberg Associates, a consultancy group that - like an 'urban SWAT team' - offers advice to cities that call for it. For free. To learn more about Bloomberg's newest initiative, read the full article here on The New York Times. 

Six Projects Selected as Public Interest Design Global Award Winners

00:00 - 20 December, 2013
Six Projects Selected as Public Interest Design Global Award Winners, Butaro Doctor's Housing. Image © Iwan Baan
Butaro Doctor's Housing. Image © Iwan Baan

Six projects have been announced as the Public Interest Design Global Project Winners, an award organized by the Ecole Spécial d’Architecture, Design Corps and the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Network. The award is given to projects which exemplify design for communities with the aim of improving lives, and the winners will be presented at a two-day event in Paris on April 18th-19th 2014.

Read on for descriptions of the six winners after the break

Janus House / Kennerly Architecture & Planning

01:00 - 20 December, 2013
© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte +17

Urban Living Award Winners Announced

01:00 - 20 December, 2013
Urban Living Award Winners Announced, Metropol Parasol; J. Mayer H. Architekten. Image Courtesy of Urban Living Awards
Metropol Parasol; J. Mayer H. Architekten. Image Courtesy of Urban Living Awards

The winners of 2013 Urban Living Awards, a joint effort between the Senate Department of Urban Development and the Deutsche Wohnen AG, have been announced. 

The competition aims to inspire architects to improve the quality of urban life through design, while also stimulating urban cooperation. Though it was only founded in 2010, it has already become one of the most respected competitions in the world. Indeed, the 240 contributions in 2013 hailed from over 20 European countries - a huge expansion from previous years. 

Read more for the winners...

Foster + Partners' Thames Hub On the Chopping Block

00:00 - 20 December, 2013
Foster + Partners' Thames Hub On the Chopping Block, Foster + Partners’ Proposal for Thames Hub. Image © Foster + Partners
Foster + Partners’ Proposal for Thames Hub. Image © Foster + Partners

The prognosis does not look good for Foster + Partners' plan for an airport hub in the Thames Estuary. The Guardian reports that the Independent Airports Commission has released an interim report, revealing a shortlist of potential options for the UK - and the Thames Hub (with an estimated price tag of £112bn)  isn't on it.  Yet hope (however slim) does remain for the proposal, as its persistent defender, London mayor Boris Johnson, has managed to convince the commission to revisit the idea in early 2014. Get the whole story at The Guardian.