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Cairnhill Road Conservation Terrace House / RichardHO Architects

© Vineyard Production
© Vineyard Production
  • Architects: RichardHO Architects
  • Location: Singapore, Singapore
  • Structural Engineer: J S Tan & Associates
  • M&E Engineer: Wistec Engineers & Associates
  • Quantity Surveyor: Faithful & Gould
  • Main Contractor: THL Building Construction Pte Ltd
  • Interior Contractor: West Point Interiors
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Vineyard Production

© Vineyard Production © Vineyard Production © Vineyard Production © Vineyard Production

Video: Architecture with capital letter A

From Frank Lloyd Wright to Oscar Niemeyer and the 2013 Pritzker Prize laureate Toyo Ito, this short film features a series of excerpts from interviews, speeches and documentaries of the most influential Architects from the past 70 years who have shaped the notion of Architecture. As described by the video’s producer, viaViLi, “this accumulation of scenes some how expresses the condition of Architecture today - its moments of Glory and Misery.”

Museum of Moving Image Wins 2013 Red Dot Design Award

LEESER Architecture’s design for the Museum of Moving Image has recently been announced as the winner of the 2013 Red Dot Design Award in its highly competitive Architecture and Urban Design category.  Completed in 2011, the Museum of the Moving Image houses a comprehensive collection dedicated to educating the public about the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media.The existing structure is seamlessly integrated with the substantial new addition through a grand lobby which connects the two. More information on their award after the break.

Tourist Information Baiersbronn / PARTNERUNDPARTNER architekten

  • Architects: PARTNERUNDPARTNER architekten
  • Location: Baiersbronn, Germany
  • Design Team: Jörg Finkbeiner, Klaus Günter & Christian Necker
  • Area: 160.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Ulrike Klumpp, PARTNERUNDPARTNER architekten

© Ulrike Klumpp © Ulrike Klumpp © Ulrike Klumpp © Ulrike Klumpp

2013 President’s Medal Awarded to Renzo Piano

The Architectural League of New York announced early this month the award of its 2013 President’s Medal to Renzo Piano of the Renzo Piano Building Workshop.The President’s Medal is the Architectural League’s highest honor and is bestowed, at the discretion of the League’s President and Board of Directors, on individuals to recognize an extraordinary body of work in architecture, urbanism, or design. This award also exemplifies the Architectural League’s 130-year history of encouraging and honoring excellence in architecture, urbanism, and design. The medal was presented to Renzo Piano, one of the world's most admired architects, by Architectural League President Annabelle Selldorf on April 9th at a dinner with over 350 guests in Manhattan. For more information, please visit here.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Team / atelierjones

  • Architects: atelierjones
  • Location: 15 Roy Street, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
  • Design Team: Susan Jones, Brian Gerich, Kristin Saunders, Greg Bishop, Audrey van Horne, Roma Shar
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Lara Swimmer

© Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer

Chongqing Greenland Clubhouse / PURE Architecture

© Shu He Photography © Shu He Photography © Shu He Photography © Shu He Photography

Robert J. and Helen C. Kelberg South Texas Heritage Center / Ford, Powell & Carson

© Dror Baldinger
© Dror Baldinger
  • Architects: Ford, Powell & Carson
  • Location: 3801 Broadway Street, San Antonio, TX 78209, USA
  • Principal in Charge: Chris Carson, FAIA
  • Project Manager: Allison Chambers, Assoc. AIA
  • Project Architect: Yu-Long Yang, AIA
  • Area: 20570.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Dror Baldinger

© Dror Baldinger © Dror Baldinger © Dror Baldinger © Dror Baldinger

Zlota 44 / Daniel Libeskind

© ORCO photo by Krzysztof Wierzbowski © ORCO photo by Krzysztof Wierzbowski © Daniel Libeskind © Daniel Libeskind

IJburg Villa / Marc Prosman Architecten

  • Architects: Marc Prosman Architecten
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Design Team: Marc prosman, Victor Spijkers, Brian Debruijn, Arie Mallegrom
  • Contractor: Gebr. van Scheppingen BV
  • Area: 230.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Milad Pallesh

© Milad Pallesh © Milad Pallesh © Milad Pallesh © Milad Pallesh

The Kinghorn Cancer Centre / BVN Architecture

  • Architects: BVN Architecture
  • Location: Darlinghurst NSW, Australia
  • Client: Garvan Institute and St Vincent’s and Mater Health
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: John Gollings

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings

Lincoln Center Inside Out / Diller Scofidio + Renfro

The redesign of Lincoln Center is one of the most challenging and innovative civic projects in recent urban history. Over the past eight years, Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), in close collaboration with FXFOWLE, Beyer Blinder Belle and Lincoln Center’s leadership, has transformed the 50-year-old modernist citadel into a porous and democratic campus. This visually rich document is the first comprehensive book to feature the extensive redevelopment in its entirety. Inside-Out, and still Lincoln Center details DS+R’s interpretation of the modernist project after several generations of social and political change. Through a combination of photographs, drawings, renderings, archival records and texts, the book describes the innovative strategies that have dissolved the public/private divide and effectively turned the campus inside-out, extending the spectacle of the performance halls into the Center’s mute public spaces and surrounding streets. 

Architecture Students Protest University with (what else) Architecture

© Daniel Boesen Nolan, Wenray Wang, Peter Nguyen, Michael Baker
© Daniel Boesen Nolan, Wenray Wang, Peter Nguyen, Michael Baker

Across the globe, architecture programs are cutting resources and raising fees in an effort to stay afloat. Meanwhile, architecture students feel powerless to demand more - to demand quality, to protest fees, to suggest how curricula could better serve them for the future (a poignant concern in this troubled economy, where even a competitive degree doesn't guarantee post-grad employment any more). 

In this Catch-22 of a situation, what can students do? Well, as any good architect-in-training, they can use their craft to form a solution. 

Which is exactly what, on the 9th of April, 20 architecture undergrads from the University of Sydney did.

More on the University of Sydney students' architectural protest, after the break...

Video: Sou Fujimoto at IE Master in Architectural Design

IE Master in Architectural Design opens its 2013 lecture series program, at the Círculo of Bellas Artes in Madrid, with the Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto.

Gehry's Software Enters the Cloud, Promotes Paperless Construction

There are many ways that the architecture profession has lead the way in environmentally friendly design - but when it comes to the process of creating buildings themselves, the industry works its way through huge amounts of paper. Frank Gehry, through his offshoot technology company Gehry Technologies, is aiming to change that.

The company has recently announced that its GTeam software, which has so far been available for less than a year, will now make use of Box, a cloud based storage system that is well suited to large files associated with complex 3D models that are often required in designing buildings.

Read more about Gehry Technology's new software collaboration after the break

Motion Picture Academy Unveils Designs for Renzo Piano-Designed Museum

It's surprising to think that Los Angeles - the home of the U.S film industry - doesn't have a museum solely dedicated to its homegrown artform. However, all that is about to change should the Academy of Motion Pictures have their way. 

Last Thursday, plans were unveiled for the long-touted Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, a new museum designed by Renzo Piano and native Los Angeleno architect Zoltan Pali, which will be located in the streamline-moderne Wiltshire May Company building at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, on the campus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Although the designs are at an early stage, the released drawings propose to convert the historic building into a museum, while marrying it with a 140-foot-diameter glass dome.

Read more about the project after the break...