Architects: Gastón & Ruiz Pardo
Location: Bilbao, Spain
Architect In Charge: Javier Gastón, Marcelo Ruiz Pardo
Technical Architect: Juan Luis Urresti
Collaborators: David Gastón, Carolina Lombana, Carlos Viladoms, Daniel Alvaladejo, Naia Landa
Area: 24011.0 sqm
Photographs: Jesus Granada, Jorge Allende
Interior Designers: sbp
Location: Berlin, Germany
Client: Covus Central GmbH, Berlin
Area: 1,200 sqm
Photographs: Karsten Knocke
Designed by EE&K a Perkins Eastman Company…, their proposal for the Qingdao Harborfront Redevelopment project was recently awarded a 2013 Urban Design Honor Award by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York Chapter. The Harborfront occupies 26 hectares of
[ April 8, 2013; 0:00 to 2:00. ] Taking place April 8-9 at MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning the ‘Infrastructural Monument’ Conference hosted by the Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU), focuses on the development of infrastructural research agendas and projects which is a key mission for MIT’s CAU. This conference is…
Architects: Denton Corker Marshall + SKM-S2F Architects
Location: Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Area: 15,900 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Denton Corker Marshall and SKM-S2F Architects in Association
Re-Think Athens Competition Entry / Gianmaria Socci Architecture + Also Known As Architects + Alkistis Thomidou
A multidisciplinary, international team led by Alkistis Thomidou, Chryssa Komantou & George Anagnostakis of Also Known As Architects, and Gianmaria Socci… won a special mention for the “Rethink Athens: towards a new city center” competition with a proposal
Architects: Denise Macedo Arquitetos Associados
Location: Nova Lima, MG, Brazil
Project Architects: Denise Macedo, in partnership with Jr Piacesi
Collaborators: Patrícia Takamatsu, Ana Beatriz Cançado, Renato de Pieri, Bárbara Impelizieri, Alexandre Vasconcelos
Area: 1,100 sqm
Photographs: Gustavo Xavier
Slated to open in 2015, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is on its way to become the world’s most innovative and sustainable science museum with the structural foundation now complete and the vertical construction currently in progress. Designed by Grimshaw Architects, the 250,000 square-foot complex will harness energy from water, sun, wind and even museum visitors to power exhibits and conserve resources. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced the winners of the Mayors Challenge, a competition to inspire American cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life – and that ultimately can be shared with other cities to improve…
Architects: Beer Architektur Städtebau
Location: Munich, Germany
Structural Engineering: Gordian Kley
Area: 440 sqm
Photographs: Daniel Mosch
Design Corps – a partner of Public Interest Design Week – has announced that Version 3.0 of the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Evaluator, an evolving web-based tool, will officially launch next Saturday, March 23, during the Structures for Inclusion (SFI) conference…
A controversial plan to redevelop a large area of Liverpool’s waterfront has received an effective green light after the Communities Secretary of State, Eric Pickles, chose not to call in the scheme for a public inquiry. The £5.5 billion scheme is designed by Chapman Taylor and provides 9,000 homes, 300,000 square meters of office space and 50,000 square meters of hotel and other facilities. The scheme also includes the 55-story ‘Shanghai Tower’ and a cruise ferry terminal.
The plan has attracted criticism, in particular from English Heritage and UNESCO who worry that the size of the developments will negatively affect the Liverpool skyline, dominated for almost a century by the ‘Three Graces’ a trio of listed buildings that have come to define the view from the Mersey River. UNESCO has strongly opposed the development, placing Liverpool’s world heritage site on it’s ‘endangered’ list and threatening that if the scheme goes ahead, the area could lose its world heritage status.
Read more about the reaction to the scheme after the break…
Location: Campbon, France
Client: Mosquito Coast Factory
Area: 517.0 sqm
Photographs: Philippe Ruault
Unpredictable climate changes along the world’s most vulnerable coastal communities, have produced some fascinating design solutions that test the resiliency of architectural possibilities and the need for adaptation that will produce these changes. The coastal community of Makoko, a slum neighborhood, off the Lagos Lagoon in Lagos, Nigeria, is receiving an upgrade to its current solution, which is building homes supported on stilts within the lagoon’s waters. NLE Architects, with sponsoring from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Heinrich Boell Foundation from Germany, designed the Makoko Floating School, phase one of a three-phase development that will become a floating community of interlocked and floating residences. Construction on the project began in October 2012 and was completed just last month with grand appraisal from the community and UN visitors.
More on Makoko’s floating schools after the break…
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