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David Rockwell Designs Pop-Up “Talk” Theater for TED2014

00:00 - 18 March, 2014
David Rockwell Designs Pop-Up “Talk” Theater for TED2014, © Rockwell Group
© Rockwell Group

TED2014 commenced yesterday at the Vancouver Convention Center within a temporary 1200-seat auditorium designed by David Rockwell. Built from 600 wood components, and assembled in just 4.5 days, the pop-up theater was designed to be easily disassembled and reused by TED for years to come. Viewers are presented with sixteen seating options, from beanbags to lounge seating and traditional theater chairs, to ensure they are provided with the optimal listening, and sharing, experience. More images and a time-lapse video of construction, after the break. 

A+U 522: Supermodels – Photographed by Hisao Suzuki

00:00 - 18 March, 2014
A+U 522: Supermodels – Photographed by Hisao Suzuki

From the publisher. March 2014 issue of a+u is focused on photographs of architectural models by Spain-based photographer Hisao Suzuki.

Based on the essence of architects' thinking expressed in the images, 70 photographs of models by 25 architects are categorized into "Inception", "Organization", "Blooming" and "Experiential". We also asked six architects – Arata Isozaki, Christian Kerez, Ryue Nishizawa, Kazuyo Sejima, Fabian Asunción (former architect at EMBT), Bijoy Jain – to talk about what models mean to their ways of creating architecture. Each photo is accompanied by photographer's story from the photo shoot.

HWKN + Handel Architects Break Ground on New Jersey's Tallest Building

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
HWKN + Handel Architects Break Ground on New Jersey's Tallest Building, © Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) + Handel Architects
© Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) + Handel Architects

Jersey City’s Journal Square will soon reach new heights, as Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) and Handel Architects have broken ground on what will be the tallest building in New Jersey: Journal Squared. The transit-oriented urban renewal project will be completed in three phases; the first, which will add 540 residential units to the area, is planned for completion in mid-2016. Once the 2.3 million square foot project is complete, three metal panel clad towers will dominated the skyline, ultimately totaling in 1,840 units and reaching up to 70 stories. 

Block House / Porebski Architects

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
Block House / Porebski Architects, © Conor Quinn
© Conor Quinn

© Conor Quinn © Brett Boardman © Conor Quinn © Brett Boardman +24

Camper Together / Atelier Marko Brajovic

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
Camper Together / Atelier Marko Brajovic, © Fernando Laszlo
© Fernando Laszlo

© Fernando Laszlo © Fernando Laszlo © Fernando Laszlo © Fernando Laszlo +12

Monique Corriveau-Library / Dan Hanganu + Côté Leahy Cardas Architects

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
Monique Corriveau-Library / Dan Hanganu + Côté Leahy Cardas Architects, © Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau

© Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    1100 Route de l'Église, Quebec, QC G1V 3W2, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Jacques Côté, Sébastien Laberge,
  • Design Team

    Dan S. Hanganu, Gilles Prud’homme, Diana Cardas, Sébastien Laberge
  • Team

    Pascal Gobeil, Martin Girard, Marie-Andrée Goyette (CLC) Olivier Grenier, Martine Walsh, Anne-Catherine Richard, Marc Despaties (DHA)
  • Area

    4400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

On Designing Evil Lairs

00:00 - 18 March, 2014
On Designing Evil Lairs, The Elrod House by John Lautner, the murderer’s lair in Diamonds are Forever, 1971. Image Courtesy of Expoint Realty
The Elrod House by John Lautner, the murderer’s lair in Diamonds are Forever, 1971. Image Courtesy of Expoint Realty

This article, by Jody Brown, originally appeared on Coffee with an Architect as "Evil Lairs."

New plan.

From now on I will ONLY design evil lairs. Because all the best architecture is designed for the evil.

My work will have moats, and concrete, and glass and steel. I will design 16-story one-bedroom homes, with helipads, and lots of electronics. There will be a retractable roof, maybe lasers.

I will completely ignore the building code, because you know “evil”. Building codes are for the common people. Not for the evil.

VIDEO: Fernando Romero, In Residence

00:00 - 18 March, 2014

In Residence: Fernando Romero on Nowness.com

NOWNESS has released the latest in their "In Residence" series, a collection of short videos that interview designers in their homes. This time, internationally renowned Mexican Architect Fernando Romero presents his Mexico City villa, designed by Francisco Artias in 1955, which he describes as "the ultimate modernity dream come true."

ArchitectureBoston's Latest Issue Offers Design Recommendations For A New Boston

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
ArchitectureBoston's Latest Issue Offers Design Recommendations For A New Boston

Available today, the spring 2014 issue of ArchitectureBoston magazine, Blueprint for a New Mayor, investigates the critical design challenges facing Boston’s first new leader in two decades. The issue focuses on the city’s challenges surrounding housing, transportation, public space, and regionalization, plus offers recommendations for designing a Boston that is more open, safe, beautiful, and fair. Visit architectureboston.com to read the latest issue.

Peñalolen Velodrome / Iglesis Prat Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
Peñalolen Velodrome / Iglesis Prat Arquitectos, © Diego Elgueta
© Diego Elgueta

© Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán © Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán © Diego Elgueta © Diego Elgueta +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Parque Peñalolén - Avenida José Arrieta 7659, Peñalolén, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Project Architect

    Jorge Iglesis
  • Project Area

    9851.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Diego Elgueta, Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán

Passerelle de la Paix / Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
Passerelle de la Paix / Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes, © Michael Zimmermann
© Michael Zimmermann

© Michael Zimmermann © Michael Zimmermann © Michael Zimmermann © Michael Zimmermann +51

  • Architects

  • Location

    Passerelle de la Paix, 69300 Caluire-et-Cuire, France
  • Design Team First Competition

    Claire Bodénez, Silviu Aldea, Simone Breitkopf, Benni Eder, Teresa Krenn, José Luis Fuentes
  • Design Team Second Competition

    José Luis Fuentes, An Vranken
  • Project Team Leader Planning

    José Luis Fuentes
  • Team Planning

    José Luis Fuentes, An Vranken, Arne Speiser, Vincent Chalot, Mathias Neveling. Manuela Certan
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Botta Cripta / Gianluca Gelmini

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
Botta Cripta / Gianluca Gelmini, Courtesy of Gianluca Gelmini
Courtesy of Gianluca Gelmini

Courtesy of Gianluca Gelmini Courtesy of Gianluca Gelmini Courtesy of Gianluca Gelmini Courtesy of Gianluca Gelmini +28

House Eichgraben / Franz Architekten

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
House Eichgraben / Franz Architekten, © Kurt Kuball
© Kurt Kuball

© Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Schießstättenstraße 12, 4600 Wels, Austria
  • Area

    178.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Three Shortlisted to Design New UCSC Art and Science Institute

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
Three Shortlisted to Design New UCSC Art and Science Institute , © UCSC, Courtesy of ARCHITECT
© UCSC, Courtesy of ARCHITECT

UPDATE: Three teams have been selected to move forward in the competition: Allied Works Architecture (Portland/New York), Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (New York), and the team of Patkau Architects (Vancouver, B.C.) and Fong & Chan Architects (San Francisco). The finalists will present their proposals April 3 and a winner will be announced shortly after.

Seven high-profile teams have been shortlisted to design a new research, museum and performing arts center for the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). Planned for a stunning site overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the $32 million project is intended to be “an innovative educational experiment” that will “blur the lines between disciplines to beautiful effect.” The shortlist ranges from Steven Holl to Tod Williams Billies Tsien. The complete list of competitors, after the break. 

Hotel The Mirror Barcelona / GCA Arquitectes

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
Hotel The Mirror Barcelona / GCA Arquitectes, © Jordi Miralles
© Jordi Miralles

© Jordi Miralles © Jordi Miralles © Jordi Miralles © Jordi Miralles +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kumon | Centro Córcega, 08029 Barcelona, Spain
  • Partner Architect

    Josep Riu de Martín
  • Architect in Charge

    Emilio Rodríguez-Martos
  • Area

    3300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

House in Daisen / Osumi Yuso Architects Office

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
House in Daisen  / Osumi Yuso Architects Office, © Ryo Hata
© Ryo Hata

© Ryo Hata © Ryo Hata © Ryo Hata © Ryo Hata +15

Energy Carousel Dordrecht / Ecosistema Urbano Architects

01:00 - 17 March, 2014
Energy Carousel Dordrecht / Ecosistema Urbano Architects, © Emilio P. Doiztua
© Emilio P. Doiztua

© Emilio P. Doiztua © Emilio P. Doiztua © Emilio P. Doiztua © Emilio P. Doiztua +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Oud-Krispijn, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
  • Architects in Charge

    Belinda Tato, Jose Luis Vallejo (ecosistema urbano architects)
  • Design Team

    Jaime Eizaguirre, Luisa Zancada, Johannes Kettler, Masatoshi Oka, Francesco Cingolani
  • Photographs

Lely Campus / ConsortArchitects

01:00 - 17 March, 2014
Lely Campus  / ConsortArchitects, © Samual Ashfield
© Samual Ashfield

© Samual Ashfield © Samual Ashfield © Samual Ashfield © Samual Ashfield +16