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Europe's Top 100 Schools of Architecture and Design

00:00 - 10 January, 2014
Europe's Top 100 Schools of Architecture and Design

Picking a university to study at can be an incredible challenge, especially with architecture courses which can last up to 7 years at some institutions - and knowing what to expect can take hours of research. That's why the Italian magazine Domus has helpfully made its 2014 supplement of Europe's top 50 schools in both architecture and design available for free online. It's sure to be an invaluable resource for anyone considering their options for architecture or design courses in Europe.

Read on for more about the resource

Wine Tasting House in Maipo Winery / Claro+Westendarp

01:00 - 10 January, 2014
© Natalia Vial
© Natalia Vial
  • Architects

    Claro & Westendarp
  • Location

    Maipo Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Project Area

    255.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

    Natalia Vial

© Natalia Vial © Natalia Vial © Natalia Vial © Natalia Vial +14

C-House / Robert Maschke Architects

01:00 - 10 January, 2014
C-House / Robert Maschke Architects, © Eric Hanson
© Eric Hanson
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cleveland, OH, USA
  • Design Team

    Robert Maschke, FAIA, Marc Manack, AIA, Charlie Able, Charles Chambers, Matt Lindsay, Katarina Striezova, Kurt Weaver, AIA
  • Structural Engineer

    I.A. Lewin, P.E. and Associates
  • Landscape Architect and Civil Engineer

    Environmental Design Group
  • MEP Engineer

    Denk Associates, Inc
  • Area

    3761.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Eric Hanson © Eric Hanson © Eric Hanson © Eric Hanson +25

2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture

01:00 - 10 January, 2014
2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture, Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum / HGA Architects and Engineers © Paul Crosby Photography
Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum / HGA Architects and Engineers © Paul Crosby Photography

Eleven projects have been selected to receive the American Institute of Architects' (AIA) 2014 Institute Honor Award for Architecture, an award known as the profession’s high recognition for works in the United States that exemplify excellence in architecture. These projects, and the architects who designed them, will be honored at the AIA 2014 National Convention and Design Exposition in Chicago. 

A glimpse, after the break...

HVW Headquarter / Hsuyuan Kuo Architects & Associates

01:00 - 10 January, 2014
HVW Headquarter / Hsuyuan Kuo Architects & Associates, © Jin Ming Zheng
© Jin Ming Zheng
  • Architects

  • Location

    Taoyuan City, Taoyuan County, Taiwan 330
  • Project Team

    Hsuyuan Kuo, WenChen Lu, ChiaSheng Tsai, ChungChiau Wang, MingChung Lo, ShuMei Lee
  • Area

    5220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jin Ming Zheng © Jin Ming Zheng © Jin Ming Zheng © Jin Ming Zheng +14

Game Changer: Alistair Parvin

00:00 - 9 January, 2014
Game Changer: Alistair Parvin, Parvin’s WikiHouse team shares a floor in London with 00:/ design studio, operating in a space pro- vided by Hub Westminster, a collaborative of creative and social enterprises. Image © Kate Peters via Metropolis Magazine
Parvin’s WikiHouse team shares a floor in London with 00:/ design studio, operating in a space pro- vided by Hub Westminster, a collaborative of creative and social enterprises. Image © Kate Peters via Metropolis Magazine

Metropolis Magazine has unveiled its 4th annual Game Changers - including architects Eric Owen Moss and Alistair Parvin, the co-founder of WikiHouse, an open-sourced platform for architecture. In the following article, Jonathan Glancey profiles Parvin and asks: is WikiHouse a threat to architects? Or "a glimpse into our digital design future"?

I first met WikiHouse cofounder Alastair Parvin—not in the flesh, of course, much less in print—courtesy of YouTube. You can do the same by watching his lecture, “Architecture for the People by the People.” In the video, Parvin explains the WikiHouse concept to the 2013 annual TED conference in Long Beach, California. Looking young and trim in a white shirt and blue jeans, Parvin’s voice is chipper and confident as he delivers his provocative idea to the world.

Given that the 1,600 TED lectures that are currently available online have been viewed more than a billion times, you may have already heard a little about the WikiHouse by now. In case you haven’t, it’s “an open- source construction set,” according to the WikiHouse online collaborative. “The aim is to allow anyone to design, download, and ‘print’ CNC-milled houses and components, which can be assembled with minimal skill or training.”

Bezos Center for Innovation / Olson Kundig Architects

01:00 - 9 January, 2014
Bezos Center for Innovation / Olson Kundig Architects, © Lara Swimmer
© Lara Swimmer
  • Architects

  • Location

    860 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Alan Maskin
  • Project Manager

    Stephen Yamada-Heidner
  • Project Architect

    Marlene Chen
  • Project Staff

    Simon Clews
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer +14

Kärsämäki Church / OOPEAA

01:00 - 9 January, 2014
Kärsämäki Church / OOPEAA, © Jussi Tiainen
© Jussi Tiainen
  • Architects

  • Location

    Pappilankuja 24, 86710 Kärsämäki, Finland
  • Architect in Charge

    Anssi Lassila
  • Building

    Parish of Kärsämäki
  • Engineering

    Jussi Tervaoja, architect, DI
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2004
  • Photographs

© Jussi Tiainen © Jussi Tiainen © Jussi Tiainen © Jussi Tiainen +33

Confirmed: American Folk Art Museum to Be Demolished

00:00 - 9 January, 2014
Confirmed: American Folk Art Museum to Be Demolished, Rendering of the "art bay" of the new MoMA, by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Image Courtesy of MoMA
Rendering of the "art bay" of the new MoMA, by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Image Courtesy of MoMA

In a statement released last night, Glenn Lowry, the director of the MoMA, confirmed that the American Folk Art Museum, designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects, will be demolished in order to make way for a re-design and expansion spearheaded by Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R).

More information - and the critics' reactions - after the break.

La Tuffière / 2b architectes + nb.arch

00:00 - 9 January, 2014
La Tuffière / 2b architectes + nb.arch, © Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher
  • Architects

  • Location

    Corpataux-Magnedens, Switzerland
  • Design Team 2b Architectes

    Stephanie Bender, Philippe Béboux
  • Design Team nb.arch

    Sarah Nedir, Luc Bovard
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher +41

Winners of Think Space Competition Re-think Arctic Territories

01:00 - 9 January, 2014
Winners of Think Space Competition Re-think Arctic Territories, Honourable Mention. Image Courtesy of Think Space
Honourable Mention. Image Courtesy of Think Space

The results from the first brief of Think Space's MONEY themed cycle of competitions, Territories, have been announced. David Garcia (MAP Architects), juror of the Territories competition, invited participants to send in proposals "that tackle the present economic and territorial challenges in the present and future of the Arctic lands." See them all, after the break...

Jellyfish House / Wiel Arets Architects

01:00 - 9 January, 2014
Jellyfish House  / Wiel Arets Architects, © Jan Bitter
© Jan Bitter

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter +24

Le Plan Libre / Waterfrom Design

01:00 - 9 January, 2014
© Sam Tsen
© Sam Tsen

© Sam Tsen © Sam Tsen © Sam Tsen © Sam Tsen +40

18 Social Houses in Iznajar / Gabriel Verd Arquitectos

01:00 - 9 January, 2014
18 Social Houses in Iznajar / Gabriel Verd Arquitectos, © Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada
  • Architects

  • Location

    14970 Iznájar, Córdoba, Spain
  • Project and construction manager

    Gabriel Verd, Simone Solinas
  • Structures

    EDARTEC
  • Technical Architect

    Eduardo Vázquez López
  • Model

    Clemente Rodríguez Adanero
  • Builder

    Jigalfer
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada +20

Dinca C House / SMAA

01:00 - 9 January, 2014
Dinca C House / SMAA, Courtesy of SMAA
Courtesy of SMAA
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bucharest, Romania
  • Project Architects

    Silviu Mihailescu, Asociatii
  • Project Area

    135.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Courtesy of SMAA

Courtesy of SMAA Courtesy of SMAA Courtesy of SMAA Courtesy of SMAA +25

House in Yatsugatake / Kidosaki Architects Studio

01:00 - 9 January, 2014
House in Yatsugatake / Kidosaki Architects Studio, © 45g Photography
© 45g Photography

© 45g Photography © 45g Photography © 45g Photography © 45g Photography +34

361° Conference 2014: Architecture and Identity

00:00 - 9 January, 2014
361° Conference 2014: Architecture and Identity

The 361° Conference, an initiative by Indian Architect & Builder to create a relevant platform for dialogue on architecture in India, will take place on February 19th to the 21st in Mumbai. This year's edition, based on the theme of "Architecture and Identity," will include renowned speakers, including Steven Holl and Dr. B V Doshi. More details, after the break...

Siqueiros Public Art Gallery / arquitectura 911sc + Esrawe

01:00 - 9 January, 2014
Siqueiros Public Art Gallery / arquitectura 911sc + Esrawe, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
  • Architects

  • Location

    3 Picos 29, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, 11550 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Saidee Springall del Villar, Jose Castillo Oléa, Héctor Esrawe
  • Design Team

    Iván Cervantes, Arturo Carreón
  • Area

    75.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Moritz Bernoully © Moritz Bernoully © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +11