Social Green House / Darkitectura

01:00 - 26 October, 2013
Social Green House / Darkitectura, © Julio Juárez
© Julio Juárez
  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico
  • Design Team

    Julio Juárez, Hugo Maldonado, Luis Arteaga
  • Area

    85.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Julio Juárez © Julio Juárez © Julio Juárez © Julio Juárez +20

Pomeranian / AEC Krymow & Partners

01:00 - 26 October, 2013
Pomeranian / AEC Krymow & Partners, Courtesy of AEC Krymow & Partners
Courtesy of AEC Krymow & Partners
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gdynia, Poland
  • Architect in Charge

    Georg Krymow
  • Building And Executive Project

    Georg Krymow, Daniel Cabanek, Joanna Rogóyska, Karol Zdanuczyk, Michał Reduta, Patrycja Marcinkowska, Krzysztof Starzyk, Dominik Dratwa, Marcin Wesoły, Jacek Pietruszka, Andrzej Sobótka, Ireneusz Sosnowski, Artur Bronisz
  • Supervision

    Georg Krymow, Daniel Cabanek
  • General Contractor

    Warbud S.A.
  • Area

    13055.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of AEC Krymow & Partners

Courtesy of AEC Krymow & Partners Courtesy of AEC Krymow & Partners Courtesy of AEC Krymow & Partners Courtesy of AEC Krymow & Partners +20

Lodge on the Lake Exhibition

00:00 - 26 October, 2013
Lodge on the Lake Exhibition, The winning entry. Image © Henry Stephens, Nick Roberts, Jack Davies
The winning entry. Image © Henry Stephens, Nick Roberts, Jack Davies

In light of the strong responses to their Lodge on the Lake competition, organized in collaboration with the University of Canberra and won by Henry Stephens, Nick Roberts and Jack Davies in May, the Gallery of Australian Design is hosting an exhibition of the submissions to the competition, including models of the entries created specially created for the exhibition.

Danish National Maritime Museum / BIG by George Messaritakis

01:00 - 26 October, 2013
Danish National Maritime Museum / BIG by George Messaritakis, © George Messaritakis
© George Messaritakis

Some days ago we featured BIG's Danish National Maritime Museum, the 17,500 sqm below ground museum. We now have more photos taken by photographer George Messaritakis. You can check them all after the break.

© George Messaritakis © George Messaritakis © George Messaritakis © George Messaritakis +32

Binimelis-Barahona House / Polidura + Talhouk

01:00 - 26 October, 2013
Binimelis-Barahona House / Polidura + Talhouk, © Aryeh Kornfeld
© Aryeh Kornfeld
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chicureo, Colina, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Project Architects

    Antonio Polidura, Marco Polidura, Pablo Talhouk
  • Structures

    Daniel Stagno
  • Project Area

    260 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photography

© Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld +27

The Most Amazing (Unknown) Buildings In the World

00:00 - 26 October, 2013
The Most Amazing (Unknown) Buildings In the World, Chand Baori. Via Flickr CC User. Image © S. Le Bozec
Chand Baori. Via Flickr CC User. Image © S. Le Bozec

What makes a building world-famous? The answer is most likely some combination of magnificence, size, and historical importance. But it's far from an exact science, and many of the world's most impressive architectural landmarks are therefore not very well known outside of their own locations.

Thankfully, this post on Quora sheds some light on the lesser-known architectural landmarks on the planet. Read on to find out which marvels you may have missed...

Stari Most. Via Flickr CC User. Image © Nick Kocharhook Parliament Palace, Bucharest. Via Flickr CC user. Image © Gaspar Serrano Choquequirao. Via Flickr CC User. Image © Danielle Pereira Great Wall at Kumbhalgarh. Via Flickr CC User. Image © Dave Poortvliet +7

Composite Building / Aedas

01:00 - 26 October, 2013
Composite Building / Aedas, Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Aedas have recently unveiled this design for a serviced apartment building in Hong Kong. Situated in the neighborhood of Mongkok, one of the most densely populated areas on the planet, the building is squeezed into what the architects refer to as a "challengingly small" site of 614 square meters. More images and description after the break.

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects Design Ice Rink for NYC

00:00 - 26 October, 2013
Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects Design Ice Rink for NYC, Courtesy of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects / Dbox
Courtesy of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects / Dbox

After sitting derelict for years, the Kate Wollman Memorial Rink in Brooklyn's Prospect Park is poised for something of a rebirth. Tod Williams and Billie Tsien's plans for a sports complex, known as Lakeside, is expected to restore the rink's role as the park's chief attraction. Michael Kimmelman recently stopped by the site to explore the project as it nears completion - click here to read his thoughts on what he calls one of the last "parting gifts of the Bloomberg era to the city."

Museum Of The History Of Polish Jews / Lahdelma & Mahlamäki + Kuryłowicz & Associates

01:00 - 26 October, 2013
Museum Of The History Of Polish Jews / Lahdelma & Mahlamäki + Kuryłowicz & Associates, © Pawel Paniczko
© Pawel Paniczko
  • Architects

  • Location

    Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich, Mordechaja Anielewicza 6, 00-157 Warszawa, Poland
  • Architect in Charge

    Riitta Id, Maritta Kukkonen
  • Collaborators

    Jukka Savolainen, Mirja Sillanpää, Miguel Freitas Silva
Markus Wikar
  • Architectural collaborators in Poland

    Kuryłowicz & Associates, Stefan Kuryłowicz, 
Ewa Kuryłowicz, Paweł Grodzicki, Marcin Ferenc, Tomasz Kopeć, Michal Gratkowski
  • Area

    18300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Photoroom.pl © Photoroom.pl © Pawel Paniczko © Pawel Paniczko +40

Ryska Posten / Vida Arkitektkontor

01:00 - 26 October, 2013
© Robin Hayes
© Robin Hayes
  • Architects

  • Location

    St Petersburg, RU - Stockholm (Frihamnen), SE
  • Design Team

    Leonardo Beccari, Erik Berndtsson, Mathias Wagmo, Ellen Westerin, Victoria Söderlindh, Timo Karasalo
  • Company

    Ryska Posten
  • Area

    2015.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Robin Hayes © Robin Hayes © Robin Hayes © Robin Hayes +20

3C Competition Winners Announced

01:00 - 26 October, 2013
First Place: Adaptive Urban Habitats / Mixed Paper
First Place: Adaptive Urban Habitats / Mixed Paper

Operation Resilient Long Island (ORLI) has just announced the winners of its 3C: Comprehensive Coastal Communities ideas competition. Entrants were asked to design solutions that were not just resilient but also contextually sensitive and pragmatic to the devastating aftermath of Super-storm Sandy as well as all future natural disasters. Over 60 submissions were received from 20 different countries and 32 finalists were engaged in a public education strategy through a public voting campaign. A jury panel of eight leading professionals in the fields of architecture, urban planning and disaster mitigation met in mid-September to review the top finalists and selected 3 winners.

The 2013 winners of the 3C Competition are:

AD Architecture School Guide: Jamia Millia Islama

00:00 - 25 October, 2013
AD Architecture School Guide: Jamia Millia Islama, Ekistics is the science of human settlements. Students in the Ekistics Department of Jamia Millia Islamia study settlements across India, including cities like Jodhpur (pictured above). Image Courtesy of shutterstock.com
Ekistics is the science of human settlements. Students in the Ekistics Department of Jamia Millia Islamia study settlements across India, including cities like Jodhpur (pictured above). Image Courtesy of shutterstock.com

With its current total population over 1.2 billion people, India is the second most populous nation in the world. What’s more, current demographics show that, rather than being concentrated, India’s population is spread throughout its states.  In demographic and statistical terms, then, India is ideally situated to provide architecture students with new insights into Ekistics, or the science of human settlements.

Founded in 2001 in response to the ongoing shifts in the urban landscape, the Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics at Jamia Millia Islamia, a Central University, grounds students in the ways that nature interacts with human needs/ethics in order to produce professionals instrumental in advancing a better built environment.

Vercors Massif Community Offices / Composite Architectes

01:00 - 25 October, 2013
Vercors Massif Community Offices / Composite Architectes, © Studio Erick Saillet
© Studio Erick Saillet
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rue de l'Adret, 38250 Villard-de-Lans, France
  • Design Team

    Matthieu Guillaud, Claire Dreyfus
  • Structural Engineer

    BOIS CONSEIL
  • Economist

    EA2C Teypaz
  • Mechanical Engineer

    CET & Echologos
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Studio Erick Saillet, Courtesy of Composite Architectes

© Studio Erick Saillet © Studio Erick Saillet © Studio Erick Saillet © Studio Erick Saillet +16

Cultural Center in Mulhouse / Paul Le Quernec

01:00 - 25 October, 2013
Cultural Center in Mulhouse / Paul Le Quernec, © 11h45
© 11h45
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mulhouse, France
  • Contractor

    city of Mulhouse, M2A
  • Project Management

    Paul le Quernec, Fabrice Wianni, Benjamin Ringeisen
  • Area

    1250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© 11h45 © 11h45 © 11h45 © 11h45 +26

VIDEO: Norman Foster on Apple's Cupertino Campus

00:00 - 25 October, 2013
VIDEO: Norman Foster on Apple's Cupertino Campus , © Foster + Partners, ARUP, Kier + Wright, OLIN, Apple
© Foster + Partners, ARUP, Kier + Wright, OLIN, Apple

It has been a long road for Foster + Partners's team since first taking on the design for Apple's new campus in 2009. Four years later, despite the criticism and budget concerns, plans for Apple’s corporate headquarters have been approved by Cupertino’s planning commission. A recent video from the Cupertino City Council reveals some insight into the design decisions, including statements by Sir Norman Foster. As Foster states in the video, CEO Steve Jobs called him "out of the blue" in 2009 and said, "It's Steve: Hi Norman, I need some help."

Nemours Children’s Hospital / Stanley Beaman & Sears

01:00 - 25 October, 2013
Nemours Children’s Hospital / Stanley Beaman & Sears, © Jonathan Hillyer
© Jonathan Hillyer

© Jonathan Hillyer © Jonathan Hillyer © Jonathan Hillyer © Jonathan Hillyer +28

Bikes vs. Cars

00:00 - 25 October, 2013

Think traffic is bad now? One billion cars are already on the road today and another billion is expected to join in the coming decade. Pollution and stressful commuting is at an all time high, empowering many politicians and bicycle activists to declare war on the multi-billion dollar car industry which has profoundly impacted city development worldwide.

JFR / Fougeron Architecture

01:00 - 25 October, 2013
JFR / Fougeron Architecture, © Richard Barnes
© Richard Barnes

© Richard Barnes © Richard Barnes © Richard Barnes © Richard Barnes +21