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AD Classics: Pennsylvania Station / McKim, Mead & White

09:00 - 11 February, 2014
AD Classics: Pennsylvania Station / McKim, Mead & White, © Wikimedia Commons
© Wikimedia Commons

New York City’s original Pennsylvania Station was a monument to movement and an expression of American economic power. In 1902, the noted firm McKim, Mead and White was selected by the President of the Pennsylvania Railroad to design its Manhattan terminal. Completed in 1910, the gigantic steel and stone building covered four city blocks until its demolition in 1963, when it ceded to economic strains hardly fifty years after opening. 

© Wikimedia Commons Track level and concourses. Image © Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Company Collection Concourse from South, 1962. Image © Cervin Robinson - Historic American Buildings Survey Facade from Northeast. Image © Cervin Robinson - Historic American Buildings Survey +40

Sticky Fingers / Rue Royale Architectes

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
Sticky Fingers / Rue Royale Architectes, © Erick Saillet
© Erick Saillet
  • Architects

  • Location

    4 Rue Sylvain Simondan, 69009 Lyon, France
  • Technical Design Offices

    BETREC (accounting, structure), PHILAE (fluids), Génie Acoustique (acoustics), STARACE (acoustics),
  • Area

    2094.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Erick Saillet © Erick Saillet © Erick Saillet © Erick Saillet +13

Azumaya / Yuko Nagayama & Associates

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
Azumaya / Yuko Nagayama & Associates, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano +11

The Elastic Perspective / NEXT Architects

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
The Elastic Perspective / NEXT Architects, © Sander Meisner
© Sander Meisner
  • Architects

  • Location

    Buitenpolikliniek Carnisselande, Middeldijkerplein 36, 2993 DL Barendrecht, The Netherlands
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Sander Meisner © Sander Meisner © Sander Meisner © Sander Meisner +13

Young Projects Play “Match-Maker” in Times Square

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
Young Projects Play “Match-Maker” in Times Square, © Ka-Man Tse for Times Square Arts
© Ka-Man Tse for Times Square Arts

Young Projects will be spending the week playing “Match-Maker” in New York City, as the Brooklyn-based studio has debuted their interactive Valentine’s Day installation in the heart of Times Square. Made in collaboration with fabricator Kammetal, as part of Times Square Alliance’s sixth annual heart design competition, the interactive heart-shaped sculpture is designed to cosmically connect people based on their zodiac signs by arranging curious passerby's at twelve points surrounding the installation.  

As Young Projects describes, “Peering through colorful, interwoven periscopes provides glimpses of each viewer's four most ideal astrological mates, offering potentially novel connections between lonely souls or settled lovers.”

Wang Shu and Zaha Hadid Among 14 Nominated for "Design of the Year" Award

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
Wang Shu and Zaha Hadid Among 14 Nominated for "Design of the Year" Award, Heydar Aliyev Center / Zaha Hadid Architects © Iwan Baan
Heydar Aliyev Center / Zaha Hadid Architects © Iwan Baan

The Design Museum in London has announced the 2014 "Design of the Year" nominees. Spanning the industries of architecture to fashion and furniture design, featuring NLE's floating school in Nigeria, Toyota's affordable environmental car, and a mobile phone made from detachable blocks, just one of 76 nominated works will be crowned this year's most innovative design. Of the nominees, 14 are some of the world's most renowned structures. Catch a glimpse of the architecture being considered, after the break.  

Pedroso House / BAK Architects

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
Pedroso  House / BAK Architects, © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla
© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mar Azul, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
  • Collaborator

    Arch. Diorella Fortunati
  • Land Area

    333 m2
  • Area

    95.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla +22

London Calling: The 'Practical' Architect

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
London Calling: The 'Practical' Architect, Thomas Heatherwick and Arup's plans for a new, 367-meter long ‘Garden Bridge’ that will span the river from Temple to the Southbank (more renderings at http://www.archdaily.com/389848/thomas-heatherwick-designs-garden-bridge-in-london/). Image Courtesy of Arup
Thomas Heatherwick and Arup's plans for a new, 367-meter long ‘Garden Bridge’ that will span the river from Temple to the Southbank (more renderings at http://www.archdaily.com/389848/thomas-heatherwick-designs-garden-bridge-in-london/). Image Courtesy of Arup

Recently the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne pledged £30 million towards Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge over the Thames. It was an easy offer to make towards a conspicuous piece of design by the author of the 2012 Olympic flame. Contrast this with the Education Secretary Michael Gove’s remarks about the contribution that our profession might make to schools: "We won't be getting Richard Rogers to design your school. We won't be getting any award-winning architects to design it, because no one in this room is here to make architects richer."

Together, these events indicate that our government does not understand our profession. Genius minds may be called upon to make exceptional contributions to a built environment that otherwise need not be exposed to such frivolity and impracticality. And yet, every day architects make practical decisions that lead to great buildings. It’s about time the politicians here in the UK and abroad listened to a very ‘practical’ profession.

Hospital of Mollet / Corea Moran Arquitectura

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
© Pepo Segura
© Pepo Segura

© Pepo Segura © Pepo Segura © Pepo Segura © Pepo Segura +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mollet del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Mario Corea, Lluís Moran
  • Area

    26650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Richard Meier Unveils First Florida Beach Project, Now Underway

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
Richard Meier Unveils First Florida Beach Project, Now Underway, View of The Surf Club from Collins Avenue. Image © dbox for Fort Capital / Richard Meier & Partners
View of The Surf Club from Collins Avenue. Image © dbox for Fort Capital / Richard Meier & Partners

Richard Meier will be adding his mark to Greater Miami with the completion of a Four Season’s expansion to the historic Russell Pancoast-designed “Surf Club” in 2016, located in Surfside. Already under construction, the luxury hospitality and residential project will include two, 12-story residential towers, offering 150 private units, alongside an 80-room hotel on 9-acres of pristine oceanfront property. A members-only club, restaurants, spa and other amenities will be included on site, connected to each other via an expansive park and oceanside gardens. 

Sonnenhof Wil / Michael Meier Marius Hug Architekten

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
Sonnenhof Wil / Michael Meier Marius Hug Architekten, © Roman Keller
© Roman Keller

© Roman Keller © Roman Keller © Roman Keller © Roman Keller +12

Hammerhavn Multipurpose Buildings / Cubo Arkitekter

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
Hammerhavn Multipurpose Buildings / Cubo Arkitekter, © Lars Due jensen
© Lars Due jensen

© Martin Schubert © Lars Due jensen © Lars Due jensen © Martin Schubert +16

Lamble Residence / Smart Design Studio

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
Lamble Residence / Smart Design Studio, © Sharrin Rees
© Sharrin Rees
  • Architects

  • Location

    South Coast, NSW, Australia
  • Design Team

    William Smart, Edmund Spencer, Jeremy Unger, James Ho
  • Builder

    Peter Rein, Pty Ltd
  • Structural

    Engineer Bilkey Reilly & Associates
  • Basix Consultant

    Graham Hunt
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Sharrin Rees © Sharrin Rees © Sharrin Rees © Sharrin Rees +19

Tinbeerwah House / Robinson Architects

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
Tinbeerwah House / Robinson Architects, © Nic Granleese
© Nic Granleese
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tinbeerwah QLD 4563, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Jolyon Robinson
  • Builder

    Coast Built Homes
  • Structural Engineer

    SCG Engineers
  • Builder Certifier

    Stewart Magill
  • Area

    190.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese +9

10 Toll Stations and Canopies At The Ap-7 South / Bru Lacomba Setoain

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
10 Toll Stations and Canopies At The Ap-7 South / Bru Lacomba Setoain, © Adriá Goula
© Adriá Goula

© Adriá Goula © Adriá Goula © Adriá Goula © Adriá Goula +9

RD House / VASHO

01:00 - 11 February, 2014
RD House / VASHO, © Eduardo Abreu
© Eduardo Abreu
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jarabacoa 41000, Dominican Republic
  • Architect in Charge

    Alexi Moraga H.
  • Project Area

    470 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Eduardo Abreu © Eduardo Abreu © Eduardo Abreu © Eduardo Abreu +28

Baan Yo Yen / TA-CHA Design

01:00 - 10 February, 2014
Baan Yo Yen / TA-CHA Design , © BeerSingnoi
© BeerSingnoi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nonthaburi, Thailand
  • Design Team

    Waranyu Makarabhirom, Sonthad Srisang
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© BeerSingnoi © BeerSingnoi © BeerSingnoi © BeerSingnoi +19

Terry Trueblood Lodge / ASK Studio

01:00 - 10 February, 2014
Terry Trueblood Lodge / ASK Studio, © Cameron Campbell
© Cameron Campbell
  • Architects

  • Location

    Iowa City, IA, USA
  • Consultants

    Snyder & Associates, Shuck-Britson, Inc., Farris Engineering
  • General Contractor

    Tricon Construction Group
  • Area

    5900.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Cameron Campbell © Cameron Campbell © Cameron Campbell © Cameron Campbell +12