Iwan Baan vs. Sandy: The Story Behind That Iconic NYC Shot

Photo: for New York Magazine

We got in touch with Iwan Baan to ask him how on earth he got that incredible aerial shot of a Sandy-struck for New York Magazinehe told us what it was like to face the frenzy and fly into the storm itself. Read his incredible story, after the break… 

40 Homes, Maimona Saints / GAas architecture studio

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Architects: GAas architecture studio
Location: Guadiana Street, 16. 06230 Los Santos de Maimona, Badajoz, Extremadura, España.
Design Team: Raúl Gálvez Tirado, José Algeciras Rodríguez
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Fernando Alda

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Cultural Centre and the New City Hall / Ramón Fernández-Alonso y Asociados

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Architects: Ramón Fernández-Alonso y Asociados
Location: , Andalusia,
Architect In Charge: Ramón Fernández-Alonso
Photographs: Fernando Alda

Courtesy of 109 Architectes
Courtesy of 109 Architectes

Zaarour Club Resort Second Prize Winning Proposal / 109 Architectes

Designed by 109 Architectes…, their proposal in the Zaarour Club Competition, which won the second prize, takes advantage of the natural setting while creating a distinctive yet unobtrusive project identity. Consequently, the primary challenge with the Zaarour Resort is

Ocaña Bar and Club in Barcelona / Ocaña

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Architects: Ocaña
Location: ,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre

Villa Solaire / JKA + FUGA

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Architects: JKA + FUGA
Location: Pied de La Plagne, Morzine, France
Design Team: – Jérémie Koempgen Architecture, – J.Aich & M.Recordon designers
Cost: 1,100,000 EUR (excluding tax)
Area: 620 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Julien Lanoo

Courtesy of FORMA
Courtesy of FORMA

Daegu Gosan Public Library Competition Entry / FORMA

Not long ago the library was thought of as a huge archive, a storage of human knowledge. Now, all human knowledge is just information that after being digitalized can fit into the pocket. Therefore, FORMA… aims toward the accessibility of

Biosciences Research Building / Lyons

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Architects: Lyons
Location: ,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Dianna Snape

Kane Offices / MARC&CO + coarchitecture

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Architects: MARC&CO + coarchitecture
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Builder: Kane Constructions
Workstations: Custom made designed by Marc&Co
Lights: Domo, Klik Systems
Area: 650 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jon Linkins

Courtesy of Harmonic + Masson Architects and Comte Vollenweider Architects
Courtesy of Harmonic + Masson Architects and Comte Vollenweider Architects

The Masséna Competition Entry / Harmonic + Masson Architects and Comte Vollenweider Architects

Designed by, the proposal by Harmonic + Masson Architects and Comte Vollenweider Architects… for The Masséna is emblematic of the new Left Bank, which has spread along the Seine in Paris. Created to be symbolic move, the Left Bank has always

Kuggen / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor

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Architects: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
Location: Lindholmsplatsen, Göteborg, Sweden
Architect In Charge: Gert Wingårdh and Jonas Edblad
Contractor: PEAB
Client: Chalmersfastigheter AB
Area: 5350 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Tord-Rikard Soderstrom, Lindman

Sky Catcher House / acaa

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Architects: acaa - Kazuhiko Kishimoto
Location: Atsugi, Kanagawa,
Site Area: 198.5 sqm
Area: 105.4 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

House 2.0 / FARO Architecten

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Architects: FARO Architecten
Location: Amsterdam,
Designer: Pieter Weijnen
Construction Advisor: Pieters Bouwtechniek, Almere
Sustainability Advisor: Trecodome
Execution: J.J.A. Kerkhofs Montagebouw, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht
Installations: Aitec & Wiessenekker, Rhenen
Client: fam. Feikema-Weijnen
Area: 230 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Hans Peter Föllmi

Mayors Challenge Finalists Announced

’s Mayors Challenge

Twenty from across the U.S. are competing for nine million dollars in grant money that could fund their innovative solution to some of the major urban challenges that face our communities today. These Top 20 finalists were selected from 305 teams, formed by mayors, architects and local professionals, representing a city of 30,000 or more residents that responded to Mayor Bloomberg’s Mayors Challenge with a bold idea that could potentially make our government more efficient, solve a serious problem, or improve city life.

The five boldest ideas with the greatest potential for impact will win funding as well as national and local recognition. The winning city will receive a $5,000,000 grand prize and four other cities will receive $1,000,000 to help implement their ideas.

The Top 20 finalists are…

Casa A5 / CSA arquitectura

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Architects: CSA arquitectura
Location: Oleiros, Galicia,
Author: Carlos Seoane
Collaborators: Miriam Garcia Ochoa, Santiago Cotón, Jose G. Varela, Oscar Fuertes
Civil Engineers: Rafael Castro, Luis Romero
Construction Managment: Javier Castro
Area: 544 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Hector Santos-Diez

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

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Five great posts from last week that you may have missed! Check out the recently inaugurated Galaxy Soho in Beijing by Zaha Hadid Architects. Don’t miss No Name Shop designed by iranian architects Ali Dehghani, Ali Soltani & Atefeh Karbasi. Revisit, Atelier-Bisque Doll by UID Architects or Algarrobos House in Ecuador by José María Sáez + Daniel Moreno Flores. Finally, you must see Inside The Keret House – the World’s Skinniest House by polish practice, Centrala.

Roblas Cube / Moscato Schere Todo Terreno

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Architects: Moscato Schere Todo Terreno
Location: Buenos Aires,
Design Team: Agustin Moscato, Joaquín Moscato, Ramiro Schere
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Ramiro Schere

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HNTB’s winning concept for LA’s 6th Street Viaduct Replacement Project

winning proposal via Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project

In April, Mayor Villaraigosa and City Council Member Huizar announced an international design competition to redesign the historic, 80-year-old Sixth Street Bridge in Los Angeles. The decision to launch the competition came after engineers warned that the bridge was at risk of failing during a major earthquake due to a degenerative structural problem known as “concrete cancer”. After careful consideration and entertaining the idea of constructing a replica of the 1932 icon, the city committed to moving forward with a major redesign. In mid-October, the national infrastructure firm HNTB, along with team members Michael Maltzan Architecture and , were announced as winners of the international competition.

Continue reading to learn more…