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New Documentary to Explore the Life and Legacy of Jane Jacobs

16:05 - 23 March, 2017

IFC has announced the release of their latest documentary, Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, which will dive into “the enduring legacies of one of the most prominent figures of modern urban planning, Jane Jacobs, and talks about her David-Goliath fight to save NYC.”

De Componist / HVE Architecten

15:00 - 23 March, 2017
De Componist / HVE Architecten, © Peter de Ruig
© Peter de Ruig

© Peter de Ruig             © Peter de Ruig             © Peter de Ruig             © Peter de Ruig             +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wijndaelerplantsoen, 2551 Den Haag, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Gerrit van Es
  • Area

    25770.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

MVRDV to Complete Two Stone Mixed-Use Towers in The Hague

14:15 - 23 March, 2017
© MVRDV
© MVRDV

MVRDV and developer Provast has revealed plans for a two new mixed-use residential towers in The Hague that will add over 500 new apartments to the city’s Central Business District. Located on Grotiusplaats adjacent to the National Library and near the city’s Central Station, the “Grotius Towers” will offer 61,800 square meters of residential and commercial space to service the needs of The Hague’s growing downtown core.

The towers’ design reacts to the typical tower typology found in the Hague by focusing on high-quality details, a subtle facade, a ‘soft’ landing on the street and a ‘crown’ of large outdoor spaces. Inside, a mix of social housing and private accommodations will ensure the buildings are inhabited by a diverse community, while their ground-floor commercial plinths will make the complex a destination for shopping, dining and socializing.

360 Villa / 123DV

13:00 - 23 March, 2017
360 Villa  / 123DV, © Hannah Anthonysz
© Hannah Anthonysz

© Hannah Anthonysz © Hannah Anthonysz © Hannah Anthonysz © Hannah Anthonysz +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Liong Lie, Rajiv Sewtahal
  • Area

    85.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

BIG and Silvio D'ascia Unveil New Renderings of their Pont de Bondy Metro Station in Paris

12:00 - 23 March, 2017
BIG and Silvio D'ascia Unveil New Renderings of their Pont de Bondy Metro Station in Paris, © BIG
© BIG

BIG and Silvio D'ascia Architecture have released new images of their competition-winning design for the new Pont de Bondy metro station in Paris. One of a total of 68 new stations commissioned as part of Société du Grand París’ Grand Paris Express project, the Pont de Bondy station will “[continue] the Parisian tradition of utilizing bridges as social spaces and cultural landmarks.”

© BIG © BIG © BIG © BIG +16

Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus - Phase II / Moriyama & Teshima Architects + Montgomery Sisam Architects

11:00 - 23 March, 2017
Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus - Phase II / Moriyama & Teshima Architects + Montgomery Sisam Architects, © Shai Gil
© Shai Gil

© Shai Gil             © Shai Gil             © Shai Gil             © Shai Gil             +20

Kenneth Frampton On The Work of Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu

09:30 - 23 March, 2017
Kenneth Frampton On The Work of Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu, Amateur Architecture Studio, Wa Shan Guesthouse / China Academy of Art Xiangshan Campus, Hangzhou, 2013. Image © Iwan Baan. Image Courtesy of Louisiana
Amateur Architecture Studio, Wa Shan Guesthouse / China Academy of Art Xiangshan Campus, Hangzhou, 2013. Image © Iwan Baan. Image Courtesy of Louisiana

Until April 30th, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark is exhibiting the work of Wang Shu. The first in a new series of monographic exhibitions collectively titled "The Architect's Studio," this show of the work of the 2012 Pritzker Prize winner features an exhibition catalog that includes essays from Kenneth Frampton, Ole Bouman, Yiping Dong and Aric Chen. The following excerpt from the exhibition catalog, written by Kenneth Frampton, is republished here with the permission of the author and publisher.

The work of the Amateur Architecture Studio has come into being in categorical opposition to the recent, rapacious development that has engulfed large tracts of the Chinese continent, and which was first set in motion by Deng Xiaoping’s 1983 decision to open up the People’s Republic of China to foreign trade, first with special economic zones and later with regard to the entire country. Based in Hangzhou, Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu have witnessed firsthand the juggernaut of maximizing Chinese modernization from its impact on their own city. Three decades ago, Hangzhou had been expressly chosen by them as a desirable place in which to live and work, largely because of its venerable artistic traditions and its harmonious report with nature, symbolized for them by the virtually sacred West Lake, set in the very heart of the city and traversed, then as now, by the flat-bottomed boats plying across its surface. Wang Shu’s unique sensibility takes as its point of departure the equally panoramic tranquility of traditional Chinese painting. As Wang Shu has written:

“I am always amazed by these paintings when I see that the trees, the buildings and mountains are not just placed haphazardly... every building is laid out in a certain way in relation to the landscape and the trees, the direction it faces depending on the light and the features of the location, which make it suitable for human habitation.”

RS29 / Ecker Architekten

09:00 - 23 March, 2017
RS29 / Ecker Architekten, © Brigida González
© Brigida González

© Brigida González  © Brigida González  © Brigida González  © Brigida González  +36

Pavilion Made from Aluminum Cans and Cracked Clay Wins 2017 City of Dreams Competition

08:00 - 23 March, 2017
Pavilion Made from Aluminum Cans and Cracked Clay Wins 2017 City of Dreams Competition, Courtesy of Team Aesop (Josh Draper, Lisa Ramsburg, Powell Draper, Edward M. Segal, and Max Dowd)
Courtesy of Team Aesop (Josh Draper, Lisa Ramsburg, Powell Draper, Edward M. Segal, and Max Dowd)

Cast & Place has been announced as the winner of the 2017 City of Dreams competition to create a pavilion for New York City’s Governors Island. Held by not-for-profit arts organization FIGMENT, the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee, and the Structural Engineers Association of New York, the competition called for a design to be the hub of FIGMENT’s free community arts festival during Summer 2017, based on questions of the future of New York, how design can confront environmental challenges, and how architecture can be built from recycled or borrowed material.

With these questions in mind, Cast & Place was conceptualized as a pavilion made entirely from waste. 300,000 recycled aluminum cans, cast into the cracks of dried clay, will form structural panels that assemble into shaded spaces for performance and play.

Courtesy of Team Aesop (Josh Draper, Lisa Ramsburg, Powell Draper, Edward M. Segal, and Max Dowd) Courtesy of Team Aesop (Josh Draper, Lisa Ramsburg, Powell Draper, Edward M. Segal, and Max Dowd) Courtesy of Team Aesop (Josh Draper, Lisa Ramsburg, Powell Draper, Edward M. Segal, and Max Dowd) Courtesy of Team Aesop (Josh Draper, Lisa Ramsburg, Powell Draper, Edward M. Segal, and Max Dowd) +9

MAAT Opens with "Utopia/Dystopia – A Paradigm Shift" Exhibition

07:30 - 23 March, 2017
MAAT Opens with "Utopia/Dystopia – A Paradigm Shift" Exhibition, Utopia/Dystopia – A Paradigm Shift. Image Courtesy of MAAT
Utopia/Dystopia – A Paradigm Shift. Image Courtesy of MAAT

Following its official opening on October 5, 2016, the new MAAT building reopened to the public on March 22, 2017, with two major exhibitions that take up the whole building: Utopia/Dystopia – A Paradigm Shift, curated by Pedro Gadanho, João Laia and Susana Ventura – and Order and Progress by Mexican artist Héctor Zamora, curated by Inês Grosso.

How Artificial Intelligence Helped to Create a Gaudí-Inspired Thinking Sculpture

06:00 - 23 March, 2017
How Artificial Intelligence Helped to Create a Gaudí-Inspired Thinking Sculpture, Courtesy of IBM
Courtesy of IBM

IBM and New-York-based design studio SOFTlab have teamed up to create the first thinking sculpture, inspired by Gaudí and developed with IBM’s Watson cognitive technology for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

In order to help design the sculpture, Watson was taught about the history and style of Gaudí and the architecture of Barcelona through volumes of images, literary works, articles, and even music. From these references, Watson helped to uncover critical insights on patterns in Gaudí's work—like crabs, spiders, and color palettes—that the design team didn't initially associate with Gaudí. The resulting four-meter-tall sculpture features a structural surface made of over 1200 unique aluminum parts, and is unmistakably reminiscent of Gaudí’s work both in look and feel, yet entirely distinct.

The sculpture was on display from February 27 to March 2 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where it interacted with visitors by changing shape in real-time, in response to sentiments from Twitter. To learn more about the sculpture, ArchDaily was given to opportunity to speak with IBM Watson Manager Jonas Nwuke.

Courtesy of IBM Courtesy of IBM Courtesy of IBM Courtesy of IBM +10

Two Wooden Towers / Sonja Hohengasser & Juergen Wirnsberger

05:00 - 23 March, 2017
Two Wooden Towers / Sonja Hohengasser & Juergen Wirnsberger, © Christian Brandstaetter
© Christian Brandstaetter

© Christian Brandstaetter © Christian Brandstaetter © Christian Brandstaetter © Christian Brandstaetter +17

When Ivory Towers Were Black: Sharon Sutton on the Dual Fronts of Gender and Ethnicity

04:00 - 23 March, 2017
When Ivory Towers Were Black: Sharon Sutton on the Dual Fronts of Gender and Ethnicity

In this third episode of GSAPP Conversations, Columbia GSAPP Associate Professor Mabel O. Wilson speaks with Sharon Sutton about the publication of her new book, When Ivory Towers Were Black, which tells the story of how an unparalleled cohort of ethnic minority students earned degrees from Columbia University’s School of Architecture (GSAPP) during a time of fierce struggles to open the ivory tower to ethnic minority students.

Maison 0.82 / PASCUAL Architecte

03:00 - 23 March, 2017
Maison 0.82 / PASCUAL Architecte, © Marie-Caroline Lucat
© Marie-Caroline Lucat

© Marie-Caroline Lucat © Marie-Caroline Lucat © Marie-Caroline Lucat © Marie-Caroline Lucat +19

Light Folds / WY-TO Architects

02:00 - 23 March, 2017
Light Folds / WY-TO Architects, © Svend Andersen
© Svend Andersen

© Svend Andersen © Svend Andersen © Svend Andersen © Svend Andersen +36

Trio House / AXIS Architects

22:00 - 22 March, 2017
Trio House / AXIS Architects, © Sun Namgoong
© Sun Namgoong

© Sun Namgoong © Sun Namgoong © Sun Namgoong © Sun Namgoong +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Suji-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Myungchurl Pang
  • Design Team

    Pillsoon Hwang, Jonggeun Jeong
  • Area

    202.96 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Akas Villa / Black Pencils Studio

20:00 - 22 March, 2017
Akas Villa / Black Pencils Studio, © Spaceshift Studio
© Spaceshift Studio

© Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nakornratchasrima, Thailand
  • Architect in Charge

    Chuti Srisnguanvilas, Theerapat Jirathiyut, Nawanwaj Yudhanahas, Nopakorn Klyphun, Chantanee Nativivat
  • Area

    450.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

YMH Church / Oh Jongsang

19:00 - 22 March, 2017
YMH Church / Oh Jongsang, © Oh Jongsang
© Oh Jongsang

© Oh Jongsang © Oh Jongsang © Oh Jongsang © Oh Jongsang +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    610 Busan-dong, Osan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Area

    486.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016