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How We Can Design a Better System Through "Ethical Hacking"

00:00 - 5 January, 2014
How We Can Design a Better System Through "Ethical Hacking", Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner at BIG and Ida Auken, The Danish Minister of the Environment, both see a great potential in having design making sustainability desirable. Image © Lan Nguyen
Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner at BIG and Ida Auken, The Danish Minister of the Environment, both see a great potential in having design making sustainability desirable. Image © Lan Nguyen

In this article, originally posted on Grasp as "We Are All Ethical Hackers!", Kasper Worm-Petersen demonstrates how design has the ability to make the abstract tangible and create desirable activities. When that ability is used to promote sustainability and improve the state of the world great things happen and we all get a chance to become ethical hackers.

There are enough big issues to tackle in the world today. The financial crisis and the climate crisis seem almost insurmountable. And as our old habits are keeping us from adapting to the new circumstances there is a need for viable alternatives to our current way of living. At the Design for Smart Growth event held by the Global Agenda Council on Design and Innovation some interesting and promising solutions were presented. And they all had design as a key component.

The Danish Minister of the Environment Ida Auken set the scene when she discussed her engagement in environmental policies, “I was so frustrated with the image of environmental policies. That green was someone who hated life... I really want to flip it around and see how we can get people to actually want to live in a sustainable way. How can we make them desire it? And that is where designers come in. It is as easy as that.”

Read on to find out how we can be "ethical hackers" after the break.

Jinan Vanke Marketing Center / Tsushima Design Studio

01:00 - 5 January, 2014
Jinan Vanke Marketing Center / Tsushima Design Studio , © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +16

TimeLAX: A Time-Lapse Video Series of Los Angeles

00:00 - 5 January, 2014

TimeLAX travels across the sprawled city of Los Angeles, connecting some of the city’s most iconic landmarks - Disney Concert Hall, the Griffith Observatory and John Ferraro Building - with over 200 locations that reveal the true essence of the city’s fabric. 

Part 2, after the break. 

Center for Interpretation of The Battle of Atoleiros / Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos + Oficina Ideias em Linha

01:00 - 5 January, 2014
Center for Interpretation of The Battle of Atoleiros / Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos + Oficina Ideias em Linha, © FG + SG
© FG + SG

© FG + SG © FG + SG © FG + SG © FG + SG +21

house LKS / P8 architecten

01:00 - 4 January, 2014
house LKS / P8 architecten, © Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

© Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans +20

Competition Entry: 'My Iran' (Expo Milan 2015) / Akaran Architects & IRANBON

01:00 - 4 January, 2014
Courtesy of Akaran Architects
Courtesy of Akaran Architects

Akaran Architects, in collaboration with IRANBON, have been selected as one of four finalist for their proposal 'My Iran,' a pavilion representing the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Milan Expo 2015. The team will now join the other finalists to refine their ideas into a single proposal. The rectangular site (20 by 100 meters) is a 'resonant landscape,' aiming to showcase the central theme: feeding the planet, energy for life

Winners of Hong Kong 'GIFT' Ideas Competition Announced

01:00 - 4 January, 2014
Winners of Hong Kong 'GIFT' Ideas Competition Announced, First Prize: Seeding Architecture. Image Courtesy of Hong Kong Science Park GIFT Design Ideas Competition
First Prize: Seeding Architecture. Image Courtesy of Hong Kong Science Park GIFT Design Ideas Competition

Winners of the 'GIFT' (Green Innovation Future Technology) Ideas Competition in Hong Kong have been selected by a panel of judges representing Hong Kong Science Park (HKSTPC), local government, and private organizations. The winning proposals best displayed the aim of the competition: to create an innovative and iconic architecture; design a low-carbon emissions building that promotes sustainable strategies and lifestyles; nurture and uncover new local talent, and to create a scheme that unifies the Park's development.

Review the winning proposals after the break...

White Space Orthodontic Clinic / bureauhub architecture

01:00 - 4 January, 2014
White Space Orthodontic Clinic / bureauhub architecture, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe
  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Teseo, 13, 95126 Catania, Italy
  • Architects in Charge

    Tobias Hegemann & Chiara Baccarini
  • Area

    220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +10

We Need More 'Building' in Architecture School

00:00 - 4 January, 2014
We Need More 'Building' in Architecture School, Courtesy of Flickr user mr kris
Courtesy of Flickr user mr kris

"Architectural education is very abstract." Virginia Tech professors and Rural Studio alumni Keith and Marie Zawistowski sit down to talk about the importance of a hands-on experience, suggesting a fundamental restructuring of curriculums. With projects such as the Masonic Ampitheater, they — together with their students — set out to prove that somethings are simply solved by building. Read the full article here, "What Architecture Schools Get Wrong"

Drawing Shadows by Gautam Bhatia

00:00 - 3 January, 2014
Drawing Shadows by Gautam Bhatia, Courtesy of Gautam Bhatia
Courtesy of Gautam Bhatia

Gautam Bhatia is an architect based in New Delhi and one of the most well-known architectural writers in India, having written for The New York TimesOutlook magazine and Indian Express.

We live today the way we do because we know no other. Our lives fit the defined patterns of homes, streets, neighborhoods, cities. As an architect I try to understand and explore - through drawing - different possibilities of building and landscape. More and more, drawing has taken me away from the conventions of architecture, into more abstract realms. Drawing has helped define space as it doesn’t exist, and perhaps as it should. Not in a utopian way, but one that tries merely to describe a different way we may live.

St. Nikolaus / Kadawittfeldarchitektur

01:00 - 3 January, 2014
© Margherita Spiluttini
© Margherita Spiluttini

© Margherita Spiluttini © Fritz Lorber © Fritz Lorber © Margherita Spiluttini +12

William Jones College Preparatory / Perkins+Will

01:00 - 3 January, 2014
William Jones College Preparatory  / Perkins+Will, © James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography
© James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography

© James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography © James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography © James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography © James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography +24

Ga On Jai / IROJE KHM Architects

01:00 - 3 January, 2014
© Jong Oh Kim
© Jong Oh Kim
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    HyoMan Kim
  • Design Team

    Kyung Jin-Jung, SeungHee-Song, SuKyung-Jang, JiYeon-Kim, EunJin-Sin, HyeJin-Kim, WooSin-Sim
  • Area

    329.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Sergio Pirrone © Jong Oh Kim © Sergio Pirrone © Jeong Sik Mun +36

New Images Unveiled of Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island Campus

00:00 - 3 January, 2014

New information has been released — along with a series of renders — seven months after the New York City Council approved Cornell University's two million square foot technology campus in Roosevelt Island. Envisioned as "a campus built for the next century," Cornell Tech's first set of buildings has tapped into the talent of some of the most respected architecture firms in the city: Morphosis' Pritzker Prize-winning Thom Mayne, Weiss/Manfredi Architecture, Handel Architects, and Skidmore Owings & Merrill.

New images of the buildings, after the break...

Tasting Room at Sokol Blosser Winery / Allied Works Architecture

01:00 - 3 January, 2014
Tasting Room at Sokol Blosser Winery / Allied Works Architecture , © Jeremy Bitterman
© Jeremy Bitterman

© Jeremy Bitterman © Jeremy Bitterman © Jeremy Bitterman © Jeremy Bitterman +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    4219 NE Sokol Blosser Ln, Dayton, OR 97114, United States
  • Design Team

    Brad Cloepfil, Kyle Lommen, John Weil, Kathryn van Voorhees, Nathan Hamilton, Jared Abraham, Sushwala Hedding, Neal Harrod, Bjorn Nelson, Henry Adam Weber, Chris Brown
  • Area

    5700.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

David Adjaye Unveils Uganda Office Complex

00:00 - 3 January, 2014
David Adjaye Unveils Uganda Office Complex, © David Adjaye Associates
© David Adjaye Associates

David Adjaye has been selected to design what will be the centerpiece of the largest redevelopment project in Africa’s history. The British architect, who spent his childhood growing up in Uganda, recently presented the vision alongside designer and Made in Africa Foundation co-founder Ozwald Boateng Obe and CEO Chris Cleverly. 

The 65-hectare vision, which is aimed to redevelop the Naguru and Nakawa areas of Uganda's capital city, will include everything needed for a functioning, vibrant micro-city: affordable homes, educational facilities, office space, shopping and entertainment centers, and more. Adjaye’s contribution will be a massive office complex made up of 10, conoidal towers that form a circular, public plaza at its center. 

La Fresque / Ithaques + Atelier WRA

01:00 - 3 January, 2014
La Fresque / Ithaques + Atelier WRA, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Versailles, France
  • Project Manager

    Danyel Thiebaud, Vladimir Doray
  • Collaborators

    Anna Bogdan, Fabrice Lagarde, Jean Yves Tasset, Rachida Khardal, Estelle Grange Dubellé, Nicolas Liefooghe
  • Consultants

    Mécobat engineering, Corétude engineering
  • Area

    2100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +27

TED: How an Obese Town Lost a Million Pounds / Mick Cornett

00:00 - 3 January, 2014

In 2007, Oklahoma City was ranked the most obese city in America. The heavy news caused the city’s - at the time - overweight mayor, Mick Cornett to take a hard look at himself and his city. He realized that the city he deemed great, was only great if its citizen was the car.