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The Choy House / O’Neill Rose Architects

01:00 - 17 October, 2014
The Choy House / O’Neill Rose Architects, © Michael Moran/OTTO
© Michael Moran/OTTO

© Michael Moran/OTTO © Michael Moran/OTTO © Michael Moran/OTTO © Michael Moran/OTTO +22

Autodesk Launches AutoCAD 2015 For Mac

00:00 - 17 October, 2014
Autodesk Launches AutoCAD 2015 For Mac
'Dynamic Blocks' in action. Image Courtesy of Autodesk
'Dynamic Blocks' in action. Image Courtesy of Autodesk

This week Autodesk launched the latest (2015) release of AutoCAD for Mac, featuring a number of enhancements that seek to bring new improvements to the drafting and design software package without sacrificing important functionality, key to people's everyday design workflows. According to Amy Bunszel, VP of AutoCAD, "this release has some rich new features but, at its core, is about eliminating dead ends that prevent people from being as effective as they can be when working together on design projects." For example, users can also share their work with colleagues that are using Windows versions of the software for uninterrupted collaboration.

See the new features in full after the break...

In Progress: West 57th Street / BIG

01:00 - 17 October, 2014
The southeast corner from West 57th Street. Image © Field Condition
The southeast corner from West 57th Street. Image © Field Condition
  • Architects

  • Location

    West 57th Street, New York, NY, USA
  • Partners-in-Charge

    Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
  • Project Leader

    Beat Schenk
  • Project Architect

    David Brown
  • Project Team

    Alessandro Ronfini, Sören Grünert, Maya Shopova, Lauren Turner, Tiago Barros, Tyler Polich, Ivy Hume, Yi Li, Daniel Sundlin, Thomas Fagan, Aaron Hales, Hongyi Jin, Mina Rafiee, Tara Hagan, Rakel Karlsdottir, Celine Jeanne, Aleksander Tokarz, Alessio Valmori, Alvaro Garcia Mendive, Felicia Guldberg, Gabrielle Nadeau, Ho Kyung Lee, Julian Liang, Julianne Gola, Lucian Racovitan, Marcella Martinez, Dominyka Mineikyte, Eivor Davidsen, Gul Ertekin, Maria Nikolova, Minjae Kim, Mitesh Dixit, Nicklas Rasch, Riccardo Mariano, Stanley Lung, Steffan Heath, Thilani Rajarathna, Xu Li, Christoffer Gotfredsen
  • Architect of Record

    SLCE Architects
  • Landscape Architects

    Starr Whitehouse
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

The southwest corner from the Hudson River Greenway. Image © Field Condition Detail of the curtain wall on the north façade. Image © Field Condition The northwest corner from 12th Avenue. Image © Field Condition Detail of the interior courtyard façade. Image © Field Condition +15

AM3's Prize-Winning Boarding School to Open Onto Mount Stelvio in Malles

01:00 - 17 October, 2014
AM3's Prize-Winning Boarding School to Open Onto Mount Stelvio in Malles, © UpLab; Courtesy of AM3 Architetti Associati
© UpLab; Courtesy of AM3 Architetti Associati

AM3 Architetti Associati has been awarded first prize in a competition to design a new boarding school in Malles (Bozen, Italy). The proposed building takes full advantage of the landscape, opening onto views towards Mount Stelvio and the Mustair Valley. Drawing inspiration from this unique context, AM3 crafts a design that integrates opportunities for active participation between building and land, and student with nature.

© UpLab; Courtesy of AM3 Architetti Associati © UpLab; Courtesy of AM3 Architetti Associati © UpLab; Courtesy of AM3 Architetti Associati © UpLab; Courtesy of AM3 Architetti Associati +23

Arzum Headquarters / Habif Architecture

01:00 - 17 October, 2014
Arzum Headquarters / Habif Architecture, © Gürkan Akay
© Gürkan Akay

© Gürkan Akay © Gürkan Akay © Gürkan Akay © Gürkan Akay +13

Hofsos Swimming Pool / BASALT Architects

01:00 - 17 October, 2014
Hofsos Swimming Pool / BASALT Architects, © Gudmundur Benediktsson
© Gudmundur Benediktsson

© Gudmundur Benediktsson © Rafn Sigurbjornsson © Gudmundur Benediktsson © Rafn Sigurbjornsson +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hofsós, Iceland
  • Architect in Charge

    Sigridur Sigthorsdottir
  • Design Team

    Sigridur Sigthorsdottir, Marcos Zotes, Rosa Dogg Thorsteinsdottir, Johann Hardarson
  • Lighting design

    Gudjon L. Sigurdsson

  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Ecological Densification Four Townhouses / SHAPE Architecture

01:00 - 17 October, 2014
Ecological Densification Four  Townhouses / SHAPE Architecture, Courtesy of SHAPE Architecture
Courtesy of SHAPE Architecture

Courtesy of SHAPE Architecture Courtesy of SHAPE Architecture Courtesy of SHAPE Architecture Courtesy of SHAPE Architecture +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Project Team

    Nick Sully, Hanna Teicher, Matthew Traub
  • Sustainability

    Canadian Green Building Council Sustainable Project Award, Designed to LEED Platinum guidelines, Energuide 86
  • Project Year

    2010

Orizzontale Illuminates Outdoor Theater with Recycled Keg Wall at MAXXI

01:00 - 17 October, 2014
Orizzontale Illuminates Outdoor Theater with Recycled Keg Wall at MAXXI, © Musacchio Ianniello, courtesy Fondazione MAXXI
© Musacchio Ianniello, courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

Orizzontale, winners of the 2014 Young Architects Program (YAP), have transformed the MAXXI’s piazza Boetti with an “8 1/2” meter-tall mobile theater made of timber and recycled beer kegs. Built in just four weeks, the installation created an “urban room” for the museum’s Play with YAP events program that provided an inhabitable podium illuminated by a translucent wall of lighted plastic beer kegs for a series of concerts and events.

More about Orizzontale's design, after the break. 

© Musacchio Ianniello, courtesy Fondazione MAXXI © Musacchio Ianniello, courtesy Fondazione MAXXI © Musacchio Ianniello, courtesy Fondazione MAXXI © Daniele Lanci +21

House N / Naoya Kitamura Architecture Office

00:00 - 16 October, 2014
House N / Naoya Kitamura Architecture Office, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +21

Video: Rem Koolhaas Answers Questions From Fans as Part of 'REM' Kickstarter

00:00 - 16 October, 2014

In December of last year, we brought you news of Tomas Koolhaas' kickstarter campaign to fund a documentary about his father, Rem Koolhaas. Well, not only was Koolhaas' REM documentary fully funded, three generous backers offered up $500 each in return for one question to be answered directly by Rem Koolhaas himself. The video above is the result of those questions, in which Koolhaas responds to questions on urbanism in the developed country of the Netherlands compared to still-developing India, as well as a question about how his early work in film-making and scriptwriting influenced his architectural career.

Watch the video above and read on after the break for a synopsis of Koolhaas' answers

8,000 Illuminated Balloons to Mark 9-Mile Stretch of Berlin Wall

00:00 - 16 October, 2014
8,000 Illuminated Balloons to Mark 9-Mile Stretch of Berlin Wall, Lichtgrenze (rendering) via the Chicago Tribune
Lichtgrenze (rendering) via the Chicago Tribune

25 years ago on November 9, East German protesters torn down the Berlin Wall. To commemorate this moment, the German capital plans to line the wall’s original 9-mile stretch with 8,000 illuminated, white balloons. The installation, named lichtgrenze or “light frontier,” will be open November 7. On the 9th, the balloons will be simultaneously released into the air to music provided by the Staatskapelle Berlin orchestra. 

How 'Vandalizing' a Classic Exposes the Hypocrisy of Today's Modernists

00:00 - 16 October, 2014
How 'Vandalizing' a Classic Exposes the Hypocrisy of Today's Modernists, © Xavier Delory
© Xavier Delory

These images from artist Xavier Delory show Le Corbusier's celebrated Villa Sovoye in a shocking state of disrepair. With stones and spray paint, vandals have tragically defaced its pristine walls and windows. Don't panic: the images shown here are photoshopped. But what if they weren't? In this article originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Modernism in Ruins: Artist "Vandalizes" a Le Corbusier Masterpiece," AJ Artemel explores how our shock and dismay at such images exposes an underlying hypocrisy in our reverence for famous modernist works, and proposes that perhaps Modernism and vandalism are more closely related than we thought.

© Xavier Delory © Xavier Delory © Xavier Delory © Xavier Delory +5

BL783 Building / Walter Arquitectos

01:00 - 16 October, 2014
BL783 Building / Walter Arquitectos, © Ramiro Sosa
© Ramiro Sosa

© Ramiro Sosa © Ramiro Sosa © Ramiro Sosa © Ramiro Sosa +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rafaela, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
  • Project Architect

    Claudio Walter
  • Design Team

    Arq. Claudio Walter, Arq. Ana Piuzzi, M.M.O. Leandro Schmithalter, Paola Lambrecht
  • Project Area

    852.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

LA House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos

01:00 - 16 October, 2014
LA House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos, © Marcos García
© Marcos García

ChangSha Vanke Club House / Tsushima Design Studio

01:00 - 16 October, 2014
ChangSha Vanke Club House / Tsushima Design Studio, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +9

Entre Deux Rives / PHILIPPON - KALT Architects

01:00 - 16 October, 2014
Entre Deux Rives / PHILIPPON - KALT Architects, © Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie

© Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie +17

Urban Link / VAUMM

01:00 - 16 October, 2014
Urban Link / VAUMM, © Aitor Ortiz
© Aitor Ortiz

© Aitor Ortiz © Aitor Ortiz © Aitor Ortiz © Aitor Ortiz +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Galtzaraborda, 20100 Errenteria, Gipuzkoa, Spain
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

OMA + OLIN Selected to Design D.C.'s 11th Street Bridge Park

01:00 - 16 October, 2014
OMA + OLIN Selected to Design D.C.'s 11th Street Bridge Park, © OMA & Luxigon
© OMA & Luxigon

The competition jury for Washington D.C.'s 11th Street Bridge Park has unanimously selected OMA + OLIN's design to turn the ageing freeway structure over the Anacostia River into an elevated park and new civic space for the city. With their dynamic intersecting structure, OMA + OLIN saw off competition from three other teams composed of: Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT), NEXT Architects and Magnusson Klemencic AssociatesStoss Landscape Urbanism and Höweler + Yoon Architecture; and Balmori Associates and Cooper, Robertson & Partners.

Read on after the break for more on the design and a complete set of images.

Courtesy of OMA Courtesy of OMA © OMA & Luxigon © OLIN © OLIN Courtesy of OMA Courtesy of OMA Courtesy of OMA + OLIN +29