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House With a Yard / Smart Architecture

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
House With a Yard / Smart Architecture , © Jung-shik Moon
© Jung-shik Moon

© Jung-shik Moon © Jung-shik Moon © Jung-shik Moon © Jung-shik Moon +20

Car Park House / Anonymous Architects

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
Car Park House / Anonymous Architects, © Steve King
© Steve King

© Steve King © Steve King © Steve King © Steve King +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Simon Storey
  • Area

    1405.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Hamburg's Plan to Eliminate Cars in 20 Years

00:00 - 7 January, 2014
Hamburg's Plan to Eliminate Cars in 20 Years

About 40% of the area of Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany, is made up of green areas, cemeteries, sports facilities, gardens, parks and squares. For the first time ever, the city has decided to unite them together via pedestrian and cycle routes. It's all part of the "Green Network Plan," which aims to eliminate the need for vehicles in Hamburg over the next 20 years.

According to city spokeswoman Angelika Fritsch, the project will help to turn the city into a one-of-a-kind, integrated system: "Other cities, including London, have green rings, but the green network will be unique in covering an area from the outskirts to the city centre. In 15 to 20 years you'll be able to explore the city exclusively on bike and foot."

More details, after the break.

Should NYC Be Curbing Its Tall Buildings?

00:00 - 7 January, 2014
Should NYC Be Curbing Its Tall Buildings?, 111 West 57th Street by SHoP Architects. Image © SHoP Architects
111 West 57th Street by SHoP Architects. Image © SHoP Architects

New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman puts forward his opinion on what should be done about the new breed of supertall residential buildings threatening to place Central Park "inside the world’s biggest chessboard". While he accepts that they may be an important factor in bringing wealth (and tax revenue) to New York, he offers some simple changes in legislation that could protect the city's famous skyline from abuse by high-power development firms. Read the full article here.

Guangzhou Circle / Joseph di Pasquale architect

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
Guangzhou Circle / Joseph di Pasquale architect, Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect
Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect
  • Architects

  • Location

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Design Team

    Alessandro Tonassi, Nazareno Cerquaglia, Ma Jun, Zhang Hong Ge, Ma Chong, Wang Ying, Yi Ji Xuan, Peng Hui Fang, Cui Hong
  • Structural

    SIGGMA engineering, Politecnico di Milano
  • Enginering

    SCUT, South China University of Technology
  • Building site Engineer

    Wang Zhan Shan, Chen Jing Qian
  • Area

    85000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect

Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect +22

Pablo & Rusty’s / Giant Design

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
Pablo & Rusty’s  / Giant Design  , © Andrew Worssam
© Andrew Worssam
  • Architects

  • Location

    Castlereagh Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Associate

    Chris Wilks
  • Director

    Ed Kenny
  • Photographs

© Andrew Worssam © Andrew Worssam © Andrew Worssam © Andrew Worssam +13

Lardy Sports Hall / Explorations Architecture

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
Lardy Sports Hall / Explorations Architecture, © Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé

© Altélia © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé +15

Radley College / Design Engine Architects

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
Radley College / Design Engine Architects, © Nick Kane
© Nick Kane
  • Architects

  • Location

    Radley College, Kennington Road, Radley, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 2HR, UK
  • Design Team

    Rod Graham, Richard James, Oliver Moore, Laura Fryer, Matthew Vowels.
  • Area

    2084.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Nick Kane © Nick Kane © Nick Kane © Nick Kane +24

The Vertical Forest / Waterfrom Design

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
The Vertical Forest / Waterfrom Design, © Kuomin Lee
© Kuomin Lee

© Kuomin Lee © Kuomin Lee © Kuomin Lee © Kuomin Lee +35

The Critics' Best (and Worst) of 2013

00:00 - 7 January, 2014
The Critics' Best (and Worst) of 2013, The Krishna P Singh Center for Nanotechnology quietly proved to be one of the critics' favorites of 2013. Image © Albert Večerka/Esto
The Krishna P Singh Center for Nanotechnology quietly proved to be one of the critics' favorites of 2013. Image © Albert Večerka/Esto

2013 was a year of stories that were intriguing, exciting, disappointing and - sometimes - downright hilarious.As is traditional at this time of year, many critics are rounding up their highlights of the past 12 months.Perhaps the most entertaining of the roundups is Olly Wainwright's of the Guardian; Wainwright took 10 big stories from this year and twisted them into new year's resolutions - offering up helpful advice such as "don't be afraid of copying", "be nice to skateboarders", and the Walkie-Scorchie inspired "don't melt things". Other critics, though, had more sensible suggestions for what went right and wrong in 2013 - read on after the break to find out more.

Think Space Launches Latest Competition: Culture & Society

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
Think Space Launches Latest Competition: Culture & Society

Think Space has now launched the second competition in its MONEY cycle: Culture & Society, to be jurored by Pedro Gadanho, the Curator of Contemporary Architecture at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

Details about the competition - and how to participate - after the break.

AD Classics: Mill Owners' Association Building / Le Corbusier

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
AD Classics: Mill Owners' Association Building / Le Corbusier, © motaleb architekten
© motaleb architekten

Le Corbusier was commissioned by the president of the Mill Owners’ Association to design the organization’s headquarters in Ahmedabad, a city historically active in India’s textile trade. The building is a physical manifesto representing Le Corbusier’s proposal for a modern Indian architecture. Constructed in 1954, the Mill Owners’ Association Building is considered the first of four completed commissions in Ahmedabad. 

Santander Datacenter / LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
Santander Datacenter / LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo , © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +44

  • Architects

  • Location

    R. Giuseppe Máximo Scolfaro, 1860 - Cidade Universitária, Campinas - SP, Brasil
  • Authors

    Roberto Loeb, Luis Capote
  • Associate Architects

    Damiano Leite, Chantal Longo
  • Collaborators

    Nicola Pugliese, Francisco Cassimiro, Camila da Silva, Noemi Fernandes, Erica Urbani, Luis Nogueira, Bernardo Fridmann, Estevam Martins, Vitor Lucas, Eduardo Escabeche, Emily Shayo, Maria Carolina Simões, Camilo Badue, Juliana Lovato, Rafael Leoni, Cristina Sin, Cecília Mesquita
  • Área

    85000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

School Group and Student Housing / Atelier Phileas

01:00 - 6 January, 2014
School Group and Student Housing / Atelier Phileas, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia
  • Architects

  • Location

    17th arrondissement of Paris, Paris, France
  • Landscape

    Sempervirens
  • General Contractor

    DUMEZ Île-de-France
  • Developer

    RIVP - ZAC Cardinet Chalabre
  • Area

    9064.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +24

Cervantes Theater / Ensamble Studio

01:00 - 6 January, 2014
Cervantes Theater / Ensamble Studio, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Author of the project

    Antón García- Abril
  • Associate architect

    Elena Pérez, Alba Cortés
  • Area

    11500.0 m2
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Roland Halbe, Cortesia de Ensamble Studio

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe Courtesy of Ensamble Studio © Roland Halbe +40

The Indicator: Why 2013 was Denise Scott Brown’s Year

00:00 - 6 January, 2014
The Indicator: Why 2013 was Denise Scott Brown’s Year, Courtesy of Plataforma Arquitectura
Courtesy of Plataforma Arquitectura

A lot of things happened in 2013. Zaha was in the news about every other week. She was copied in China and then accused of designing a giant vagina in Qatar. Rem’s son is producing a documentary about his dad. We lost Prentice Women’s Hospital. We almost lost the American Folk Art Museum. There were a lot of stellar exhibitions and one that took things On the Road. It was the year of high-rise after high-rise, with Rem changing the game yet again by lifting the podium off the ground and sticking to his formal guns, refusing to indulge in curvy shapes. 

Things at Architecture for Humanity were shaken up with the departure of co-founders Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr. Resiliency became the new sustainability. China suddenly became defined less for its adventurous architecture and urbanism and more for its darker, smoggier flipside. My hometown, Los Angeles got a few more bike lanes, some big plans for its concrete river, plus a new Bloomberg-esque mayor with attendant sustainability tsar. There were people complaining about architecture and telling us why they left the profession. Kanye got attacked for daring to tell us why he likes architecture, and then architecture loved talking about Kanye for weeks on end until we just wanted architecture to shut up about Kanye. Poor Kanye. There are so many things we could say were key in 2013. It’s been a great year. And there were also a lot of fantastic buildings. 

Wang Shu's Partner Lu Wenyu: I Never Wanted a Pritzker

00:00 - 6 January, 2014
Wang Shu's Partner Lu Wenyu: I Never Wanted a Pritzker, Courtesy of www.ilgiornaledellarchitettura.com
Courtesy of www.ilgiornaledellarchitettura.com

In an interview with Spanish newspaper El País, Lu Wenyu defends her husband Wang Shu for solely receiving the Pritzker Prize in 2012. Despite the fact that the couple co-founded Amateur Architecture Studio and have worked side by side ever since, Wengyu maintains that her husband would have shared the Prize with her - she just didn't want it. 

Sign Up Now for Porto Academy 2014

00:00 - 6 January, 2014
Sign Up Now for Porto Academy 2014

For the second year in a row, Indexnewspaper will organize ‘Porto Academy’ at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP) in Portugal from the 21st to the 28th of July 2014.