Starchitecture Comes to Miami: Chad Oppenheim & Bjarke Ingels in a Roundtable

00:00 - 6 November, 2013
Starchitecture Comes to Miami: Chad Oppenheim & Bjarke Ingels in a Roundtable

Starchitecture has come to Miami — in a big way. Developers are using the name recognition of some of the world’s star architects to bring in buyers for their posh towers.

Mexico & Swizterland in Tug-of-War Over Luis Barragán Archive

00:00 - 6 November, 2013
Mexico & Swizterland in Tug-of-War Over Luis Barragán Archive, Gilardi House. Image © Flickr user, Elena_mch
Gilardi House. Image © Flickr user, Elena_mch

Mexico, Switzerland and their constituent art collectors are in a tug-of-war over the coveted professional archive of late, famed hero Luis Barragán - considered one of Mexico's greatest architects. After his death, the heads of the Swiss furniture company, Vitra, bought a collection of Barragán's personal designs and images, leaving those in Mexico puzzled as to why the archive ever left the country from which his work is rooted. "It would be as if the ‘rights’ for Frank Lloyd Wright or Louis Kahn were held and managed from another country, ruling over their work and limiting access to the American public." Read the full article here, "Tug of War Stretches Architect’s Legacy".

Ennead Awarded for "Leading Innovation" in FAR ROC Design Competition

01:00 - 6 November, 2013
Ennead Awarded for "Leading Innovation" in FAR ROC Design Competition, Aerial View: The strategy is to increase the density and intensity of both the ecological and urban characteristics of the site, maximizing the potential benefit of each. Image Courtesy of Ennead Lab
Aerial View: The strategy is to increase the density and intensity of both the ecological and urban characteristics of the site, maximizing the potential benefit of each. Image Courtesy of Ennead Lab

Ennead Architects / Ennead Lab was recognized for Leading Innovation in Resilient Waterfront Development and named runner-up in the "For a Resilient Rockaway" (FAR ROC) design competition. The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and its affiliates made the announcement on Wednesday at the Arverne East site in the Rockaways. Titled "Fostering Resilient Ecological Development" (F.R.E.D.), Ennead’s submission creates a solution that is not only practical but also replicable for low-lying coastal communities up and down the Atlantic seaboard.

Izzy’s Ice Cream Kitchen & Retail Shop / Salmela Architect

01:00 - 5 November, 2013
Izzy’s Ice Cream Kitchen & Retail Shop / Salmela Architect, © Paul Crosby
© Paul Crosby
  • Architects

  • Location

    1100 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    David Salmela
  • Design Team

    David Salmela, Malini Srivastava, David Getty, Stephanie Getty.
  • Project Architect

    Malini Srivastava
  • Area

    7500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Badger Mountain House / First Lamp Architecture and Construction

01:00 - 5 November, 2013
Badger Mountain House / First Lamp Architecture and Construction, © Steve Keating
© Steve Keating

© Steve Keating © Steve Keating © Steve Keating © Steve Keating +18

"Fangda Business Headquarters" Winning Entry / Huasen Architects

01:00 - 5 November, 2013
"Fangda Business Headquarters" Winning Entry / Huasen Architects  , Courtesy of Huasen Architects
Courtesy of Huasen Architects

Huasen Architects (HSA) have been announced winners of the Fangda Headquarters competition. The winning proposal, located in Shenzhen, China, reshapes the existing site into a 300,000 sqm vortex of retail, office, entertainment and recreation spaces, stemming off a high-tech research and technical development hub. Competition requirements called for the integration of a bus terminal predicated on government officials’ calculations that 55% of users would arrive by bus.

Salas Regionales del Golfo / VOX STUDIO

00:00 - 5 November, 2013
Salas Regionales del Golfo / VOX STUDIO, © Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Xalapa, Ver., Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Mauricio García Cué, Christian Luce Dickinson, Carlos Albarrán Ríos
  • Collaborators

    Pablo Fernández Sánchez, Raymundo González Pérez, Eduardo Núñez Hernández
  • Structural Design

    Carunti Ingeniería, Jorge Armando López González
  • Constructor

    Iurancha S.A. de C.V., Proyecta y Edifica, S.A. de C.V.
  • Area

    7100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa +26

Seventh House / Hernández Silva Arquitectos

01:00 - 5 November, 2013
Seventh House / Hernández Silva Arquitectos, © Carlos Díaz Corona
© Carlos Díaz Corona
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zapopan, JAL, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Jorge Luis Hernández Silva
  • Design Team

    Alejandro Aponte Gómez, Andrea Assad Álvarez
  • Area

    953.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Carlos Díaz Corona © Carlos Díaz Corona © Carlos Díaz Corona © Carlos Díaz Corona +47

The Gherkin: How London's Famous Tower Leveraged Risk and Became an Icon

01:00 - 5 November, 2013

How does design change the nature and distribution of risk? In this, the first of four installments examining the Gherkin, the London office tower and urban icon designed by Foster + Partners, author Jonathan Massey introduces the concept of “risk design.” The series, originally published on Aggregate's website, explains how the Gherkin leveraged perceptions of risk to generate profits, promote economic growth, and raise the currency of design expertise.

Designing Risk

Back the Bid. Leap for London. Make Britain Proud. Emblazoned across photomontages of oversized athletes jumping over, diving off, and shooting for architectural landmarks old and new, these slogans appeared in 2004 on posters encouraging Londoners to support the city’s bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games. Featured twice in the series of six posters—along with Buckingham Palace, Nelson’s Column, the Tower Bridge, the London Eye, and the Thames Barrier—was 30 St Mary Axe, the office tower known colloquially as the Gherkin for its resemblance to a pickle, or as the Swiss Re building, after the Zurich-based reinsurance company that commissioned the building and remains its major tenant.

Barranquitas Sur Municipal Kindergarden / Subsecretaría de Obras de Arquitectura

01:00 - 5 November, 2013
Barranquitas Sur Municipal Kindergarden / Subsecretaría de Obras de Arquitectura, © Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli
  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Fé, Argentina
  • Urban Planning Secretary

    Eduardo Navarro
  • Architecture Projects Subsecretary

    Marcelo Darío Pascualón
  • Project Coordinators

    Martín González, Luciana Viñuela, Lucas Condal, Alfredo Jurado
  • Team

    Andrés Francesconi; Germán Müller; Carlos Di Nápoli; Francisco Garrido; Felicita Cersofio; SamiraRosso; Julieta Zampedri; Clarisa Cattáneo; Ignacio Barrios; Agustín Balma
  • Project Area

    1034.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

© Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli +37

Orillia Public Library / Perkins+Will

01:00 - 5 November, 2013
Orillia Public Library / Perkins+Will, © Ben Rahn / A-Frame
© Ben Rahn / A-Frame
  • Architects

  • Location

    Orillia, Ontario, Canada
  • Managing Principal

    D’Arcy Arthurs
  • Design Principal

    Andrew Frontini
  • Architectural Team

    Werner Sommer, Kira Varvanina, Vis Sankrithi, Joginder Dhanjal, Rick Galezowski
  • Structural Engineering

    Halcrow Yolles
  • Mechanical Engineering

    Smith + Andersen
  • Electrical Engineering

    Mulvey & Banani International
  • Landscape Architect

    MBTW Group
  • Sustainable Design Engineer

    Enermodal Engineering
  • Commissioning Consultant

    CMFS Group
  • Area

    42000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Ben Rahn / A-Frame © Ben Rahn / A-Frame © Ben Rahn / A-Frame © Ben Rahn / A-Frame +28

Heatherwick Releases Updated Images for London's 'Garden Bridge'

01:00 - 5 November, 2013
Heatherwick Releases Updated Images for London's 'Garden Bridge', Courtesy of Arup
Courtesy of Arup

After winning a Transport for London (TfL) tender for ideas to improve pedestrian access across the River Thames, Thomas Heatherwick and Arup unveiled plans for a new, 367-meter long ‘Garden Bridge’ that will span the river from Temple to the Southbank. The lush pedestrian corridor, earmarked for opening in 2017, would be the first new crossing since the Millennium Bridge opened to the public in 2002.

More details and updated images after the break...

Prince Housing Sales Center / Lab Modus

01:00 - 5 November, 2013
Courtesy of Lab Modus
Courtesy of Lab Modus
  • Architects

  • Location

    Taoyuan County, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge

    Kevin Chang, Yuan-chen Wu, Min-ching Wu, Jay Lin
  • Area

    1800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Lab Modus

Courtesy of Lab Modus Courtesy of Lab Modus Courtesy of Lab Modus Courtesy of Lab Modus +16

House BCU / [tp3] architekten

01:00 - 5 November, 2013
© Mark Sengstbratl
© Mark Sengstbratl

© Mark Sengstbratl © Mark Sengstbratl © Mark Sengstbratl © Mark Sengstbratl +9

Surfrider Foundation / Gardera-D Architecture

01:00 - 5 November, 2013
© Mathieu Choiselat
© Mathieu Choiselat
  • Architects

  • Location

    Allée du Moura, 64200 Biarritz, France
  • Collaborators

    Stéphane Bauche
  • Acoustic development

    Point d’orgue, Damien Dupouy
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Mathieu Choiselat © Mathieu Choiselat © Mathieu Choiselat © Mathieu Choiselat +17

James Cook University / Wilson Architects + Architects North

01:00 - 5 November, 2013
© Christopher Frederick-Jones
© Christopher Frederick-Jones
  • Architects

  • Location

    Townsville QLD, Australia
  • Wilson Architects Team

    Hamilton Wilson, Shaun Purcell, Sarah Russell, Boon Tan, Janelle Gildea, Alisha Renton, Sasha Hakimian, John Thong
  • Architects North Team

    David Stefanovic, Selma Okanovic, Amanda Kempthorne
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Christopher Frederick-Jones © Christopher Frederick-Jones © Christopher Frederick-Jones © Christopher Frederick-Jones +36

M Residence / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

01:00 - 5 November, 2013
M Residence / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates, Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
  • Architects

  • Location

    Fukui, Fukui Prefecture, Japan
  • Area

    182.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates +15

Shortlist Announced for Canadian Holocaust Monument

01:00 - 5 November, 2013
Shortlist Announced for Canadian Holocaust Monument , Ottawa site of future National Holocaust Monument. Image Courtesy of Canadian Architect
Ottawa site of future National Holocaust Monument. Image Courtesy of Canadian Architect

Daniel Libeskind and David Adjaye, along with four other shortlisted teams, are competing to design the National Holocaust Monument in Canada. Planned to be built in a prominent site in the heart of Ottawa, near the Canadian War Museum, the $4.5 million monument is expected for completion in 2015. 

The jury, made up of internationally renowned art and design professionals, a representative from the National Holocaust Monument Development Council and a Holocaust survivor, chose the following six teams as finalists: