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Call for Submissions: Satellite Magazine

01:00 - 14 December, 2013
Call for Submissions: Satellite Magazine

Satellite, an independent print magazine focused on cities, culture, and politics, is seeking submissions for its upcoming issue. Approximately a third of each issue focuses on a different city: to date, they have covered New Orleans, Montreal, and Toronto, and are now starting work on New York. They're therefore particularly interested in submissions pertaining to that city, but are happy to consider other topics as well.

AD Architecture School Guide: The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia

00:00 - 14 December, 2013

MATAERIAL (shown in the video above) is "the result of the collaborative research between Petr Novikov, Saša Jokić from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and Joris Laarman Studio. IAAC tutors representing the Open Thesis Fabrication Program provided their advice and professional expertise." 

Most architecture programs focus on traditional degrees, ranging from practice-based Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees to the more theoretical Doctorate. But, until recently, there has been a void in postgraduate training that actually teaches fresh graduates and experienced professionals new technological skills. The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (or IAAC) has taken an important step towards filling this gap with two programs: the Open Thesis Fabrication (OTF) program and the Fab Academy

Scale-ing House / JOHO Architecture

01:00 - 14 December, 2013
© Sun Namgoong
© Sun Namgoong
  • Architects

  • Location

    10 Unjung-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Jeonghoon LEE
  • Design Team

    JOHO Architecture (Gae-hee Cho, Il-Sang Yoon)
  • Area

    128.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Sun Namgoong © Sun Namgoong © Sun Namgoong © Sun Namgoong +22

C.F. Møller and DinnellJohansson's Wooden Skyscraper Wins International Competition

01:00 - 14 December, 2013
C.F. Møller and DinnellJohansson's Wooden Skyscraper Wins International Competition, Wooden Skyscraper from the park. Image Courtesy of C.F. Møller and DinellJohansson
Wooden Skyscraper from the park. Image Courtesy of C.F. Møller and DinellJohansson

Scandinavian practice C.F. Møller Architects, in collaboration with DinellJohanssonhas been announced as winner of the HSB Stockholm architectural competition. The winning scheme includes three "ultra-modern residential high-rises" planned for Stockholm's city center. Only one of these proposals will actually be built, including the world's tallest wooden skyscraperCompletion of the chosen tower is set for 2023, the 100th anniversary of the competition organizer and Sweden's largest housing association, HSB. View the three project proposals after the break. 

Alexandra Residence / NatureHumaine

01:00 - 14 December, 2013
© Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenue Alexandra, Montreal, QC H2S, Canada
  • Area

    3300.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +28

Urban Stripes / Klab Architecture

01:00 - 13 December, 2013
Urban Stripes / Klab Architecture , © Panos Kokkinias
© Panos Kokkinias
  • Architects

  • Location

    Veikou 37, Athens 117 42, Greece
  • Architect in Charge

    Klab Architecture, Konstantinos Labrinopoulos
  • Design Team

    Enrique Ramírez, Veronika Vasileiou, Elena Skorda
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Panos Kokkinias © Panos Kokkinias © Panos Kokkinias © Panos Kokkinias +21

Adventure Tower / Ateliereen Architecten

01:00 - 13 December, 2013
Adventure Tower / Ateliereen Architecten, Courtesy of Ateliereen Architecten
Courtesy of Ateliereen Architecten
  • Architects

  • Location

    The Netherlands
  • Building Contractor

    Van Arnhem Bouwgroep, Culemborg
  • Concrete Manufacturer

    Mombarg Beton B.V., Doetinchem
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Ateliereen Architecten

Courtesy of Ateliereen Architecten Courtesy of Ateliereen Architecten Courtesy of Ateliereen Architecten Courtesy of Ateliereen Architecten +21

Construction of a house in Genolier / LRS Architectes

01:00 - 13 December, 2013
Construction of a house in Genolier / LRS Architectes, © Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher +20

SOM Unveils 500-Meter "Energy Tower" for Jakarta

01:00 - 13 December, 2013
SOM Unveils 500-Meter "Energy Tower" for Jakarta, © SOM
© SOM

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) has unveiled a 99-story tower planned for the Rasuna Epicentrum neighborhood in Jakarta. Designed as a “highly sustainable corporate headquarters” for the state-owned energy company, Pertamina, the “energy tower” aims to become a new landmark on the Indonesian capital’s skyline. Once complete in 2020, the large-scale project will feature a 2,000-seat performing arts auditorium and exhibition pavilion, public mosque, and central energy plant in addition to the office tower. 

House Off/Ramberg / Schjelderup Trondahl Architects AS

01:00 - 13 December, 2013
House Off/Ramberg  / Schjelderup Trondahl Architects AS, © Jonas Adolfsen
© Jonas Adolfsen

© Jonas Adolfsen © Jonas Adolfsen © Jonas Adolfsen © Jonas Adolfsen © Jonas Adolfsen +26

Seoul New City Hall / iArc Architects

01:00 - 13 December, 2013
Seoul New City Hall / iArc Architects, © Archframe
© Archframe
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Yoo Kerl
  • Design Team

    Insu Pak, Tesoc Hah, Kirak Sohn, Jumi Kim, Bokju Jeong,Taesu Kim, Sangkyu Park, Hyoyeop Lee, Hakyeon Kim, Seoneun Park, Kyong Eun Kim, Sangwoo Lee, Taehyuk Kwak, Sunghyeon Cho, Songi Park
  • Area

    7590.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Archframe © Archframe © Archframe © Archframe +58

Ecology of Colour / Studio Weave

01:00 - 13 December, 2013
Ecology of Colour / Studio Weave, © Jim Stephenson
© Jim Stephenson
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dartford, Kent, UK
  • Architect in Charge

    Studio Weave
  • Design Team

    Artlands, Structure Workshop and Nous Vous
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson +19

Hotel Kapok Shenzhen Bay / Goettsch Partners

01:00 - 13 December, 2013
Hotel Kapok Shenzhen Bay / Goettsch Partners, © 1st Image
© 1st Image

© 1st Image © 1st Image © 1st Image Rendering +10

Hegel 516 / FRB Arquitectura

01:00 - 13 December, 2013
Hegel 516 / FRB Arquitectura , © Kika Studio
© Kika Studio

© Kika Studio © Kika Studio © Jorge Hernandez de la Garza © Jorge Hernandez de la Garza +20

Schorndorf Town Hall / Ippolito Fleitz Group

01:00 - 13 December, 2013
© Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun
  • Architects

  • Location

    Marktplatz 1, 73614 Schorndorf, Germany
  • Design Team

    Peter Ippolito, Gunter Fleitz, Christian Kirschenmann, Tim Lessmann, Markus Schmidt, Roger Gasperlin
  • Lightning Design

    Lichtwerke GmbH, Köln
  • Area

    654.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun +35

Trickett / Shaun Lockyer Architects

01:00 - 13 December, 2013
Trickett / Shaun Lockyer Architects, © Scott Burrows
© Scott Burrows
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brisbane QLD, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Shaun Lockyer Architects
  • Design Team

    Shaun Lockyer, Lucy Hyndman, Jen Lambkin
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows +13

ODA Chosen to Design Largest Affordable Housing Project in New York

01:00 - 13 December, 2013
ODA Chosen to Design Largest Affordable Housing Project in New York , © ODA
© ODA

Developer TF Cornerstone has selected Office for Design & Architecture (ODA) to design the largest affordable housing project in New York. Besting proposals from BIG, SHop and Perkins Eastman, the ODA-designed scheme will occupy more than 1,200,000-square-feet along the Long Island City waterfront in Hunters Point South. With an emphasis on connecting residents with nature, the design will feature multiple community green spaces throughout various levels, including two urban farming plateaus. 

Five Fantastical Examples of Speculative Architecture

00:00 - 13 December, 2013
Five Fantastical Examples of Speculative Architecture, Manuel Dominguez's Very Large Structure. Image Courtesy of Poliedro
Manuel Dominguez's Very Large Structure. Image Courtesy of Poliedro

This Article by Avinash Rajagopal originally appeared in Metropolis Magazine as "Five Compelling Works of Architecture Fiction". Rajagopal argues in favor of the often dismissed genre of 'architecture fiction', giving five recent examples of the best the field has to offer.

As far as we know, the writer Bruce Sterling coined the term “architecture fiction,” in 2006. He was referring, of course, to speculative projects in which architects use ideas for the built environment to express themselves in a way that’s analogous to how storytellers use words. It’s a longstanding architectural tradition. Sterling cites the polemic work of the 1960s British group Archigram; the canon includes Lebbeus Woods’s drawings from the two decades that followed and Greg Lynn’s digital imaginings (one of which accompanied a short story by Sterling, in Metropolis’s 2003 Fiction Issue). 

In the last few years, we have seen a groundswell in the genre. The usual reason given to explain the profusion of these fictitious works is that the recession made it hard for young architects to find “real” work, but there are probably other factors at play. Ethical concerns are back in the zeitgeist for a contradictory generation that’s equally into Occupy Wall Street, iPhones, and hipster shops selling single-source coffee. Their utopias and dystopias are more easily imagined with 3DS Max and Photoshop, and far more quickly disseminated online. All of this has made for some pretty rich storytelling.

Commenters on blogs still rail about the “uselessness” of architecture fiction. To answer them would be akin to mounting a defense of the short story—one surely could, but it would be a self-defeating exercise. The very nature of fiction is to be less bothered with usefulness than with possibility. In that spirit, here are five recent projects that I found compelling, in both imagery and the stories they attempt to tell.