Hayasaka House / Ken Yokogawa Architect & Associates

01:00 - 14 November, 2013
Hayasaka House / Ken Yokogawa Architect & Associates, © Shinkenchiku-sha Co
© Shinkenchiku-sha Co
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Ken Yokogawa
  • Structural Engineers

    Umezawa Structural Engineers - Ryozo Umezawa, Yohei Sekiguchi
  • Landscape Architects

    Nakatani Koichiro Atelier - Koichiro Nakatani
  • General Contractor

    DI Sanwa Corporation -Toshiyuki Inoue, Isamu Morisita
  • Area

    135.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Ken Yokogawa © Ken Yokogawa © Ken Yokogawa © Shinkenchiku-sha Co +11

The Fountainhead: Everything That's Wrong with Architecture

01:00 - 14 November, 2013
The Fountainhead: Everything That's Wrong with Architecture, Gary Cooper as Howard Roark in a film adaptation of The Fountainhead. Via Courtesy King Vidor, The Fountainhead (Warner Brothers, 1949).. Image Courtesy of Metropolis Magazine
Gary Cooper as Howard Roark in a film adaptation of The Fountainhead. Via Courtesy King Vidor, The Fountainhead (Warner Brothers, 1949).. Image Courtesy of Metropolis Magazine

Howard Roark, the fictional architect envisioned by Ayn Rand in The Fountainhead, has possibly done more for the profession in the past century than any real architect at all - inspiring hundreds to enter architecture and greatly shaping the public's perception. And, according to Lance Hosey, Chief Sustainability Officer at RTKL, that couldn't be more damaging. In his recent article "The Fountainhead All Over Again," for Metropolis Magazine, he details why it's such a problem, going so far as to accuse Ayn Rand's dictatorial protagonist of committing architectural terrorism.

It came out in 1943, exactly 70 years ago this summer. In the movie version a few years later, Gary Cooper played Howard Roark, the character famously modeled after Frank Lloyd Wright. Since then, Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, her “hymn in praise of the individual” (New York Times), has made legions of young people want to become architects. The late Lebbeus Woods wrote that the story “has had an immense impact on the public perception of architects and architecture, and also on architects themselves, for better and for worse.” I’d say worse. In fact, the Fountainhead remains the perfect representation of everything that’s wrong with the profession.

WU Campus Masterplan / BUSarchitektur

01:00 - 14 November, 2013
Courtesy of BOAnet.at
Courtesy of BOAnet.at
  • Architects

  • Location

    Welthandelsplatz, Vienna, Austria
  • Team

    Laura P. Spinadel, Jean Pierre Bolivar, Bernd Pflüger
  • Project Area

    67000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • P

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The New Ergolding Secondary School / Behnisch Architekten + Behnisch Architekten & Architekturbüro Leinhäupl + Neuber

01:00 - 14 November, 2013
The New Ergolding Secondary School / Behnisch Architekten + Behnisch Architekten & Architekturbüro Leinhäupl + Neuber, © David Matthiessen
© David Matthiessen

© David Matthiessen © David Matthiessen © David Matthiessen © David Matthiessen +13

Controversial Plans for Southbank Centre Face New Challenges

00:00 - 14 November, 2013
Controversial Plans for Southbank Centre Face New Challenges, © Feilden Clegg Bradley
© Feilden Clegg Bradley

It's been almost two months since we revealed that the Southbank Centre had agreed to support a fundraising campaign by Long Live Southbank, the campaign aiming to preserve the skatepark in Southbank's undercroft and save it from the £120 million redevelopment of the site as a whole. 

This was just one twist in a story that included criticism from the UK's design council CABE and from the neighboring National Theatre, a 50,000 strong petition from skateboarders, an unsuccessful attempt to have the skatepark listed as a village green, a successful attempt to have it classified as an 'asset of community value', and a delayed planning application. 

So after all this controversy, what has happened in the last two months?

Zaha Hadid Chosen to Design Iraqi Parliament Building in Baghdad

01:00 - 14 November, 2013
Zaha Hadid Chosen to Design Iraqi Parliament Building in Baghdad, Central Bank of Iraq / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image Courtesy of ZHA
Central Bank of Iraq / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image Courtesy of ZHA

Zaha Hadid has been selected to design the new Iraqi Parliament building in Baghdad. The controversial decision comes after London-based Assemblage was crowned as winner of a RIBA-led competition for the building, which place Hadid’s proposal third. Though a dispute began once the competition’s client sparked conversations with Hadid after the winning firm was named, the client stated that competition rules allow for any shortlisted design proposal to be ultimately chosen for construction. 

Museo Arqueologico de Oviedo / PardoTapia Arquitectos

01:00 - 14 November, 2013
Museo Arqueologico de Oviedo / PardoTapia  Arquitectos , © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle San Vicente, 4, 33003 Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Fernando Pardo Calvo + Bernardo García Tapia
  • Design Team

    Stefano Presi, Stefania Albiero, Eduardo Gimeno
  • Technical Architect

    Arsenio Castro
  • Construction

    Construcciones Alfredo Rodríguez S.A+ARTEMON S.
  • Area

    5662.18 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +21

Confectionery Factory Roshen / Yunakov Architects

01:00 - 14 November, 2013
Confectionery Factory Roshen / Yunakov Architects, © Oleg Stelmah
© Oleg Stelmah
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vinnytsia, Vinnyts'ka oblast, Ukraine
  • Design Team

    Yunakov Ivan, Yunakov Fedor
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Oleg Stelmah © Oleg Stelmah © Oleg Stelmah © Oleg Stelmah +13

Restaurante Deliqatê / FGMF Arquitetos

01:00 - 14 November, 2013
© Rafaela Netto
© Rafaela Netto
  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, Brasil
  • Authors

    Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes, Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz
  • Collaborators

    Ana Paula Barbosa, Marilia Caetano, Sonia Gouveia
  • Project Architects

    Carolina Matsumoto, Juliana Fernandes, Raquel Engelsman
  • Interns

    Felipe Bueno, Gabriel Mota, Gabriela Eberhardt, Patrícia Kupper, Rodrigo de Moura
  • Area

    275.0 m2
  • Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Rafaela Netto © Rafaela Netto © Rafaela Netto © Rafaela Netto +18

Mimosa Road / Park + Associates Pte Ltd

01:00 - 14 November, 2013
Mimosa Road / Park + Associates Pte Ltd , © Edward Hendricks
© Edward Hendricks
  • Architects

  • Location

    6 Mimosa Road, Singapore 807973
  • Architect in Charge

    Lim Koon Park
  • Design Team

    Christina Thean, Tee Teck Hock, Jeeraporn Prongsuriya
  • Contractor

    QS Builders Pte Ltd
  • Civil & Structural Engineer

    C P LIM & PARTNERS
  • Area

    865.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Edward Hendricks © Edward Hendricks © Edward Hendricks © Edward Hendricks +22

Saxena Apartments / Vir.Mueller Architects

01:00 - 14 November, 2013
Saxena Apartments / Vir.Mueller Architects, © Andre J. Fanthome
© Andre J. Fanthome
  • Architects

  • Location

    New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Christine Mueller, Pankaj Vir Gupta
  • Design Team

    Avneet Kaur, Mansi Maheshwari, Prashant Singh Hada, Ranu Singh
  • Electrical Engineer

    Electro Consultants
  • Sanitary Engineer

    Vinod Sharma
  • Structural Engineer

    Himanshu Parikh
  • Contractor

    Macro Constructions
  • Photographs

© Andre J. Fanthome © Andre J. Fanthome © Andre J. Fanthome © Andre J. Fanthome +24

Four Teams Shortlisted For Parramatta Square Design Competition

01:00 - 14 November, 2013
Four Teams Shortlisted For Parramatta Square Design Competition, Mario Cucinella Architects. Image Courtesy of Parramatta City Council
Mario Cucinella Architects. Image Courtesy of Parramatta City Council

Four designs for two large commercial towers in the heart of Sydney have been unveiled by Parramatta City Council, with proposals from Sydney based Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, Johnson Pilton Walker, Bates Smart, and Italian practice Mario Cucinella Architects. Attracting over 73 submissions from around the world, the two towers will act as the centerpiece for the Parramatta Square's three-hectare site. 

The shortlist is part of stages five and six of the total master plan, previous projects of which have been awarded to the likes of Grimshaw Architects. Review the projects and read the jury's comments after the break...

Councillor John Chedid, Lord Mayor of Sydney, described the the projects as "forward-thinking, innovative solutions," going on to say that "without question, this creative range of designs, submitted by many of the leading architecture firms across the world today, will help us meet our future business, cultural, entertainment and tourism needs, and signpost Parramatta in a distinctive, unique way."

AD Classics: Villa dall'Ava / OMA

01:00 - 14 November, 2013
AD Classics: Villa dall'Ava / OMA, © Peter Aaron/OTTO
© Peter Aaron/OTTO

Much of the spatial composition of the Villa dall'Ava was influenced by its site, in a garden on a hill. It was completed in 1991 in the residential area of Saint-Cloud, overlooking Paris. The clients selected OMA to design a house with two distinct apartments—one for themselves and another for their daughter—and requested a swimming pool on the roof with a view of the Eiffel Tower.

© Hans Werlemann, courtesy OMA © Hans Werlemann, courtesy OMA © Hans Werlemann, courtesy OMA © Hans Werlemann, courtesy OMA +21

Kimbell Art Museum Expansion / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

01:00 - 14 November, 2013
Kimbell Art Museum Expansion / Renzo Piano Building Workshop , © Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux

© Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux +50

Bricktopia: contemporary crafts in EME3 Festival, Barcelona

00:00 - 14 November, 2013
Bricktopia: contemporary crafts in EME3 Festival, Barcelona, © Manuel de Lozar + Paula López Barba
© Manuel de Lozar + Paula López Barba

"Bricktopia", by the architects of the international collective Map13, is the winning project in the "Build-it" Eme3 International Architecture Festival, held on June 27-30 in Barcelona. The pavilion can be visited throughout the summer at the square of the former spinning mill Fabra i Coats in the Sant Andreu district.

This intervention sets a new square which can house different activities, both under the pavilion and around it. Public spaces for bathrooms, sun, bar and stage for enjoying the summer 2013. It is a brick domed structure that employs the traditional construction system of a partitioned vault (or "Catalan vault") computed with new digital tools for the structural optimization of the geometry.

More information and images below.

© Manuel de Lozar + Paula López Barba © Manuel de Lozar + Paula López Barba © Manuel de Lozar + Paula López Barba © Manuel de Lozar + Paula López Barba +31

Pink Street / Jose Adrião Arquitectos

00:00 - 14 November, 2013
Pink Street / Jose Adrião Arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    R. Nova do Carvalho, 1200-371 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Carla Gonçalves, Ricardo Aboim Inglez, Tiago Pereira
  • Project Manager Phase 01

    João Albuquerque Matos
  • Project Manager Phase 02

    Hugo Santos Silva
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Fernando Guerra | FG+SG, Cortesia de José Adrião Artquitectos

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Before Intervention | Image Courtesy of José Adrião Artquitectos © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +22

Calatrava Reveals Design for Church on 9/11 Memorial Site

00:00 - 13 November, 2013
Calatrava Reveals Design for Church on 9/11 Memorial Site, Courtesy of Tribeca Citizen
Courtesy of Tribeca Citizen

The site of 9/11 has seen significant change in the last decade, from the addition of David Childs’s redesign of the One World Trade Center to Santiago Calatrava’s PATH station. It looks like the site’s transformation is set to continue - Calatrava recently revealed images of the new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, to be rebuilt across Liberty Street from Handel Architects’ September 11 Memorial. The images, showing a distinctly Orthodox Christian design, have already begun to attract criticism in the debate over placing religious institutions around the World Trade Center.

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House of Awa-cho / Container Design

01:00 - 13 November, 2013
House of Awa-cho / Container Design, © Eiji Tomita
© Eiji Tomita
  • Architects

  • Location

    Awa, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect

    Takanobu Kishimoto
  • Area

    725.67 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Eiji Tomita © Eiji Tomita © Eiji Tomita © Eiji Tomita +23