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Louis Vuitton Builds Charlotte Perriand's 1934 Miami Beach House

01:00 - 16 January, 2014
Louis Vuitton Builds Charlotte Perriand's 1934 Miami Beach House, © Louis Vuitton
© Louis Vuitton

La Maison au Bord de L'Eau, an unrealized beach house in Miami designed by architect, designer, planner and photographer Charlotte Perriand, has been built by Louis Vuitton for a Design Miami 2013 satellite exhibition. Designed in 1934, the house was first conceived for a design contest held by L’architecture d’aujourd’hui magazine with the aim of creating a simple, economical form of holiday lodging for the mass market. After winning second prize it was never built but, eight decades later, "Perriand’s studies prove quite contemporary in light of the advancements in wooden architecture."

Current Work: Richard Meier

00:00 - 16 January, 2014
Current Work: Richard Meier, Richard Meier & Partners–Jesolo Lido Condominium, Jesolo, Italy | Photo: Roland Halbe
Richard Meier & Partners–Jesolo Lido Condominium, Jesolo, Italy | Photo: Roland Halbe

Each year The Architectural League in its Current Work program presents the work of significant international figures who powerfully influence contemporary architectural practice and shape the future of the built environment. Richard Meier will present his work in a public lecture to be followed by a conversation with a moderator and fellow partnersBernhard Karpf, Reynolds Logan, and Dukho Yeon in honor of fifty years of independent practice.

World's Tallest Buildings of 2013 Dominated by Asia

00:00 - 16 January, 2014
Courtesy of Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats
Courtesy of Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats

According to the latest Tall Trends Report, 73 buildings in excess of 200 meters were completed in 2013 worldwide, the second highest total only behind 2011 with 81 completions. The increase of completions from 2012 to 2013 continues a significant upward trend that, since 2000, has seen an astounding 318 percent increase in tall buildings. 

The Suit / AnLstudio

01:00 - 16 January, 2014
The Suit  / AnLstudio, Courtesy of AnLstudio
Courtesy of AnLstudio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Design Team

    Yongseok Kwon, Hyoyoun Kwon
  • Area

    561.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of AnLstudio

Courtesy of AnLstudio Courtesy of AnLstudio Courtesy of AnLstudio Courtesy of AnLstudio +11

Notting Hill / Yunakov architects

01:00 - 16 January, 2014
Notting Hill / Yunakov architects, © Oleg Stelmah
© Oleg Stelmah
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kyyiv, Kyiv city, Ukraine
  • Design Team

    Yunakov Ivan, Kornienko Olga, Karpov Andrey
  • Area

    170.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Oleg Stelmah © Oleg Stelmah © Oleg Stelmah © Oleg Stelmah +17

De Beauvoir House / Scott Architects

01:00 - 16 January, 2014
De Beauvoir House / Scott Architects, © Craig Sheppard
© Craig Sheppard

© Craig Sheppard © Craig Sheppard © Craig Sheppard © Craig Sheppard +22

Vanke Tsing Tao Pearl Hill Visitor Center / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

01:00 - 16 January, 2014
Vanke Tsing Tao Pearl Hill Visitor Center / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, © Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux
  • Architects

  • Location

    Qingdao, Shandong, China
  • Design Team

    Robert Miller, FAIA - Principal, Jeremy Evard, AIA - Project Manager, Alan Dodson, 
Adam Pazan
  • Contractor

    StructureCraft, SKF
  • Area

    22000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Nic Lehoux, Courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

© Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux +16

Aquaterra Environmental Centre / Tectoniques Architectes

01:00 - 16 January, 2014
© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +41

  • Structural

    Bridault & Billet
  • Electrical installations

    DH Electricité

Liz Diller on MoMA Expansion: We'd Be Against Us Too "If We Didn’t Know All the Details That We Know"

00:00 - 16 January, 2014
Liz Diller on MoMA Expansion: We'd Be Against Us Too "If We Didn’t Know All the Details That We Know", Image of Liz Diller / One of DS + R's early renderings of the MoMA expansion. Image © Iwan Baan / Courtesy of MoMA
Image of Liz Diller / One of DS + R's early renderings of the MoMA expansion. Image © Iwan Baan / Courtesy of MoMA

In a must-read interview with Christopher Hawthorne of the Los Angeles Times, Liz Diller defends her firm, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and their design of the MoMA expansion.

Hawthorne asks some great, insightful questions: from whether or not architecture should be considered ephemeral to whether or not idiosyncratic architecture is more vulnerable to change. Diller responds with some fascinating points, claiming that if DS+R's ICA museum in Boston faced demolition, she'd understand because of the possibility that "at a certain point [a building] takes on another identity." But perhaps the most poignant response is the one that she gives regarding the maelstrom of negative criticism surrounding the demolition of the Folk Art Museum, saying, "We would be on the same side if we didn’t know all the details that we know." To learn more about those "details," read on for excerpts from the interview...

Gehry’s Grand Avenue Project Wins LA County Supervisors’ Approval

00:00 - 16 January, 2014
Gehry’s Grand Avenue Project Wins LA County Supervisors’ Approval, © Gehry Partners
© Gehry Partners

After being rejected for appearing too “boxy” and not appealing enough to pedestrians, Related Companies’ revamped Grand Avenue vision has finally won unanimous approval from county supervisors. The $750-million plan, which was abruptly halted back in September when Gensler’s toned-down version was deemed greatly “disappointing” by the city, will now move forward with a more playful (and pricey) design by the project’s original architect, Frank Gehry

Kapadia Residence / Coalesce Design Studio

01:00 - 16 January, 2014
Kapadia Residence / Coalesce Design Studio, © Mustafa Mehdi
© Mustafa Mehdi

© Mustafa Mehdi © Mustafa Mehdi © Mustafa Mehdi © Mustafa Mehdi +22

Bulthaup Showroom TLV / Pitsou Kedem Architects

01:00 - 16 January, 2014
Bulthaup Showroom TLV / Pitsou Kedem Architects, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tel Aviv Port
  • Design Team

    Pitsou Kedem, Raz Melamed, Irene goldberg
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +26

Miami Beach Scraps OMA's Winning Convention Center Design

00:00 - 16 January, 2014
Miami Beach Scraps OMA's Winning Convention Center Design, Proposed Convention Center Entrance. Image © OMA
Proposed Convention Center Entrance. Image © OMA

Miami Beach city commissioners have unanimously agreed to abandon the $1 billion redevelopment of its 52-acre convention center district, which aimed to radically reinvent the area. This decision comes just six months after the city awarded developer South Beach ACE and OMA the bid after an international, highly-publicized competition that pitted OMA against BIG

“For the purposes of getting this project done fast, on time, on budget, it’s unfortunate that we’ll have to make a very tough, challenging decision,” said Miami Beach Mayer Philip Levine, “To some people, it’s a little disheartening. To other people, it’s a very fresh start.”

As reported by the Miami Herald, the city plans to reinstate a bid for the renovation of the city-owned convention center as well as another for the development of a nearby hotel. Under the new bid, the city will no longer be required to attain 60 percent of voter approval to build. By doing this, Levine believes the renovation will be expedited. 

House of Muses - Future Visions for the Museum of London

01:00 - 16 January, 2014
House of Muses - Future Visions for the Museum of London, Museum of London Exterior, Courtesy The Museum of London
Museum of London Exterior, Courtesy The Museum of London

The Architecture Foundation is delighted to be working with the Museum of London to commission a design team to develop a temporary structure that will help facilitate participatory discussion about future development plans for the Museum of London and the wider cultural hub in this part of London. The structure, which will be located outside the Museum of London’s main entrance, should be able to accommodate individuals and small groups at any one time and allow them to feedback on proposed visions for the Museum and its future. It is envisaged that the structure should also help attract visitors to the Museum and make use of its exterior forecourt spaces.

House / Studio Las Rúas / Olimpia Lira

01:00 - 16 January, 2014
House / Studio Las Rúas / Olimpia Lira, © Tomás Rodríguez
© Tomás Rodríguez

© Tomás Rodríguez  © Tomás Rodríguez  © Tomás Rodríguez  © Tomás Rodríguez  +13

40 Architecture Docs to Watch In 2014

01:00 - 16 January, 2014
Gehry's Vertigo. Image Courtesy of Living Architectures
Gehry's Vertigo. Image Courtesy of Living Architectures

This time last year we published our 30 Architecture Docs to Watch in 2013 featuring a fantastic range of films telling the tales of some of the world's greatest unsung architectural heroes. We now bring you eleven more for 2014, looking past the panoply of stars to bring you more of the best architectural documentaries which will provoke, intrigue and beguile.

Kineforum / Csutoras & Liando

01:00 - 16 January, 2014
Kineforum / Csutoras & Liando, © Laszlo Csutoras
© Laszlo Csutoras
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Design Team

    Laszlo Csutoras, Melissa Liando
  • Structural Engineer

    Sumarsono
  • Area

    530.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Laszlo Csutoras © Laszlo Csutoras © Laszlo Csutoras © Laszlo Csutoras +21

Yarra Street House / Julie Firkin Architects

01:00 - 16 January, 2014
Yarra Street House  / Julie Firkin Architects, © Christine Francis
© Christine Francis

© Christine Francis © Christine Francis © Christine Francis © Christine Francis +27