Cook Strait House / Tennent + Brown Architects

01:00 - 2 August, 2013
© Paul McCredie
© Paul McCredie
  • Architects

  • Location

    Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Project team

    Hugh Tennent, Sharon Jansen, Brenda Solon, Nick Ray
  • Engineer

    Dunning Thornton Consultants – Alastair Cattanach, Linda Chan
  • Consultants

    Wraight + Associates Landscape Architects
  • Builder

    Ash Sparks Ltd. Builders – Ash Sparks, John Busby
  • Area

    401.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Paul McCredie

© Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie +14

Does China's Urbanization Spell Doom or Salvation? Peter Calthorpe Weighs In...

01:00 - 2 August, 2013
Peter Calthorpe. Image Courtesy of Metropolis Mag
Peter Calthorpe. Image Courtesy of Metropolis Mag

This article originally appeared on Metropolis Magazine's Point of View Blog as "Q&A: Peter Calthorpe."

The titles of Peter Calthorpe’s books trace the recent history of urban design in its most vital and prescient manifestations, starting in 1986 with Sustainable Communities (with Sim Van der Ryn) and followed by The Regional City: Planning for the End of Sprawl (with Bill Fulton), The Next American Metropolis: Ecology, Community and the American Dream, and Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change.

A founding member of the Congress for the New Urbanism and a past winner of the Urban Land Institute’s prestigious J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development, the Berkeley-based architect and planner has been at the forefront of urban design for more than three decades. In recent years, in addition to his firm’s continuing work in the United States, Calthorpe Associates has increasingly turned his attention to a country urbanizing at a pace unprecedented in world history: China.

Here Calthorpe talks about China’s unique planning process, the future of high-speed rail in California, and Architecture 2030’s new 2030 Palette, after the break...

Video: Jewish Museum in Berlin

00:00 - 2 August, 2013

Since its opening in 2001, the ever inspiring Jewish Museum in Berlin has experienced the addition of the Studio Daniel Libeskind designed Glass Courtyard in 2007, and The Academy which was recently completed and opened in 2013. With the museum as the focus and inspiration driving these two recent additions, Spirit of Space took this opportunity to provide us with another look at this emotionally moving masterpiece. From the very beginning, Libeskind believed the extension to the museum was about establishing and securing an identity within Berlin, which was lost during WWII. In cinematic form, their film attempts to express the uneasy sequential essence of Libeskind’s work.

Four Teams Shortlisted to Design New Central Library in Calgary

01:00 - 2 August, 2013
Site Image via REX
Site Image via REX

Four shortlisted teams have been asked to design proposals for a new central library in the Canadian city of Calgary. Selected from 38 submissions, the competing teams of local and international architects will harness the power of platemaking to envision a 280,000 square-foot “landmark” for the East Village Calgary. 

'Practical Utopias' Exhibition

00:00 - 2 August, 2013
Courtesy of AIA New York
Courtesy of AIA New York

Taking place at The Center for Architecture in New York, 'Practical Utopias' presents a body of recent work by American and other international firms in five cities across East Asia. Conceived as extensions or embellishments of existing capitals of finance and culture, these new cities within cities serve as focal points for future visions and global ambitions. Over the past twenty years the pace and scale of urbanization in Asia has been unprecedented in both the emerging and maturing economies of the region. Curated by Jonathan Solomon, this exhibition provides a framework for education and cultural exchange between New York and the global cities of Asia. The exhibition runs October 1 - January 18. For more information, please visit here.

Hotel in the Douro Vineyards / Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos

01:00 - 2 August, 2013
© Nuno Gaspar
© Nuno Gaspar
  • Architects

  • Location

    Douro, 3260 Figueiró dos Vinhos, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Joana Vilhena, Ricardo Carvalho, José Roque, José Maria Rhodes Sérgio and Nuno Gaspar
  • Structural Consultants

    Multilayer
  • Mechanical, Hydraulic and Electricity Consultants

    Multilayer and Sunductil
  • Building Contractor

    Figueiredo & Figueiredo Lda.
  • Area

    1600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Nuno Gaspar

© Nuno Gaspar © Nuno Gaspar © Nuno Gaspar © Nuno Gaspar +24

Ocean Beach Comfort Station / Kevin de Freitas Architects

00:00 - 2 August, 2013
© Darren Bradley
© Darren Bradley
  • Architects

    Kevin de Freitas Architects
  • Location

    Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Design Architect

    Kevin de Freitas, Manish Desai
  • Architect of Record

    Sillman Wright Architects
  • General Contractor

    PRAVA Construction Service Inc.
  • Public Artist

    Shinpei Takeda
  • Photographs

© Tim Mantoani © Tim Mantoani © Tim Mantoani © Tim Mantoani +26

Bayuquan Theatre / DSD

01:00 - 2 August, 2013
Courtesy of DSD
Courtesy of DSD
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bayuquan, Yingkou, Liaoning, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Kege Ling, Qi Xu
  • Assisted by

    Yin Qin, Ding Wu and Long Chen from Shanghai Zhongsen Architecture Design
  • Interior Design

    DSD, China Architecture Design & Research Group, Tsinghua Gongmei
  • Interior Designer

    Jianguo Wang, Ye Zhang
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of DSD

Courtesy of DSD Courtesy of DSD Courtesy of DSD Courtesy of DSD +37

Scaled Back House / ROOVICE

01:00 - 2 August, 2013
Courtesy of ROOVICE
Courtesy of ROOVICE
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kamakura City, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Design

    Masayoshi Otsubo, Fumie Otsubo(Otsubo Design) Nov Fukui(ROOVICE inc.)
  • Construction in charge

    Nov Fukui, Motomi Kuroda, Ryota Arai(ROOVICE inc.)
  • Area

    121.34 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Courtesy of ROOVICE Courtesy of ROOVICE Courtesy of ROOVICE Courtesy of ROOVICE +12

Gruta do Escoural / Nuno Simões + DNSJ.arq

01:00 - 2 August, 2013
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +17

Video: Daniel Libeskind’s Jewish Museum, Berlin / Spirit of Place

00:00 - 2 August, 2013

The Jewish Museum is just as emotionally moving and utterly disorienting today as it was when it first opened. Taking a fresh reflective look, Spirit of Space has produced a short film capturing moments of this singular architectural experience.  The soundscape is jarring. Shots linger with trepidation. Perceptions waver with marks of appearance and disappearance. And in cinematic form, the film attempts to express the uneasy sequential essence of Daniel Libeskind’s work.

ÖAMTC Service Centers Upper Austria / PAUAT Architects

01:00 - 2 August, 2013
Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger
Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger
  • Architects

    PAUAT Architects
  • Location

    Upper Austria, Austria
  • Architect in Charge

    DI Heinz Plöderl
  • Collaborators

    DI Werner Bauböck
  • Locations

    Wels, Braunau, Schärding, Rohrbach, Eferding, Perg
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger

Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger +46

AD Classics: Modern Architecture International Exhibition / Philip Johnson and Henry-Russell Hitchcock

01:00 - 2 August, 2013
Model of Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye from Modern Architecture: International Exhibition [MoMA Exh. #15, February 9-March 23, 1932] Photo: Modern Architecture, International Exhibition. 1932. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photographic Archive
Model of Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye from Modern Architecture: International Exhibition [MoMA Exh. #15, February 9-March 23, 1932] Photo: Modern Architecture, International Exhibition. 1932. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photographic Archive

“Modern Architecture: International Exhibition” is the title of an exhibition that took place in 1932 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Curated by Philip Johnson and Henry-Russell Hitchcock, the exhibition introduced an emerging architectural style characterized by simplified geometry and a lack of ornamentation; known as  the “International Style,” it was described by Johnson as “probably the first fundamentally original and widely distributed style since the Gothic.” The exhibition, along with an accompanying catalogue, laid the principles for the canon of Modern architecture. 

Model of Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye from Modern Architecture: International Exhibition [MoMA Exh. #15, February 9-March 23, 1932] Photo: Modern Architecture, International Exhibition. 1932. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photographic Archive Henry-Russell Hitchcock, Jr. and Philip Johnson: THE INTERNATIONAL STYLE: ARCHITECTURE SINCE 1922. via www.modernism101.com  Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier © Flavio Bragaia Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe © Flickr User: gondolas +8

House In Mishuku Ⅱ / Nobuo Araki

01:00 - 2 August, 2013
© Shimizu Ken
© Shimizu Ken

© Shimizu Ken © Shimizu Ken © Shimizu Ken © Shimizu Ken +19

Bloomberg Moves Forward with Controversial Seaport City

00:00 - 2 August, 2013
Courtesy of NYC Mayor's Office
Courtesy of NYC Mayor's Office

Before he leaves office at the end of this year, Mayor Bloomberg has high hopes that his Post-Sandy plans will get off the ground. Most of his ideas have been met with consensus, however, one has stirred quite a bit of controversy: adding acres of land to Lower Manhattan in order to create apartment/office towers-cum-levees. 

Critics have launched a variety of arguments against the "Seaport City": (1) practical feasibility - beyond the "tough regulatory hurdles," the unpredictable nature of rising sea levels makes it difficult to predict how high these levee towers will actually need to be for them to safely withstand future storm surges; (2) economic feasibility - the plan would cost a whopping $20 billion dollars ($5 billion of which has yet too be accounted for); and (3) local character - local businesses are unlikely to care for their waterfront property suddenly becoming inland property, a transformation that would alter the character of the neighborhood entirely.

Bloomberg, on the other hand, maintains that Seaport City, a kind of Battery Park City for Lower Manhattan, will not only provide storm protection, but (unlike many other proposals) actually generate income, thus offsetting the project's considerable price tag: "this approach would provide the protective value of a traditional levee while also providing new land on which commercial and residential buildings could be constructed, both to accommodate the City’s growth and to help finance the construction of the multi-purpose levee.” To really understand the feasibility of the project, however, the city of New York has just released a request for proposals from architects, planners and developers. More info, after the break...

m.poli by Miguel de Guzmán

00:00 - 2 August, 2013

Spanish architecture photographer Miguel de Guzmán has stepped into video, a new dimension of architectural representation, as we saw a few weeks ago with his video for the Espinar House

MIY / NI&Co. Architects

01:00 - 2 August, 2013
© Hiroshi Tanigawa
© Hiroshi Tanigawa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nagoya, Japan
  • Collaborators

    Yurisha
  • Structure Engineer

    Toshihisa Nakano
  • Contractor

    Kanou Koumuten
  • Property Management

    Nagoya Property Management Co.
  • Developer

    Miyataku Co.
  • Area

    428.92 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Hiroshi Tanigawa

© Hiroshi Tanigawa © Hiroshi Tanigawa © Hiroshi Tanigawa © Hiroshi Tanigawa +14

Founders Hall / Overland Partners

01:00 - 2 August, 2013
© Jeffrey Totaro
© Jeffrey Totaro
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dallas, TX
  • Design Team

    Tim Blonkvist-FAIA (Principal in Charge), Jim Shelton-AIA, , Scott Adams, Bess Swantner, Brad Bailey-AIA, Adam Bush-AIA, Steve Bellanger
  • Consultants

    Project Cost Resources, Blum Consulting Engineers, EJES, Jaster Quintanilla (JQ), Lam Partners, 4B Technology, Hughes Associates, WJHW.
  • Contractor

    Beck
  • Area

    108000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Jeffrey Totaro © Jeffrey Totaro © Jeffrey Totaro © Jeffrey Totaro +12