Onion Skin / Olivier Ratsi

00:00 - 3 November, 2013
© Olivier Ratsi [ANTIVJ, Fr]
© Olivier Ratsi [ANTIVJ, Fr]
  • Architects

  • Location

    Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Visuals

    Olivier Ratsi
  • Music

    Thomas Vaquié
  • Management & Production

    Nicolas Boritch
  • Text

    AntiVJ
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Olivier Ratsi [ANTIVJ, Fr] © Olivier Ratsi [ANTIVJ, Fr] © Olivier Ratsi [ANTIVJ, Fr] © Olivier Ratsi [ANTIVJ, Fr] +17

House for two families in Maracon / LOCALARCHITECTURE

01:00 - 3 November, 2013
House for two families in Maracon / LOCALARCHITECTURE, Courtesy of LOCALARCHITECTURE
Courtesy of LOCALARCHITECTURE
  • Architects

  • Location

    Maracon, Switzerland
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of LOCALARCHITECTURE

Courtesy of LOCALARCHITECTURE Courtesy of LOCALARCHITECTURE Courtesy of LOCALARCHITECTURE Courtesy of LOCALARCHITECTURE +12

House WHV / [tp3] architekten

01:00 - 2 November, 2013
House WHV / [tp3] architekten, © Ulrich Kehrer
© Ulrich Kehrer

© Ulrich Kehrer © Ulrich Kehrer © Ulrich Kehrer © Ulrich Kehrer +6

"Pierrefonds Library" Winning Entry / Chevalier Morales Architectes

01:00 - 2 November, 2013
"Pierrefonds Library" Winning Entry / Chevalier Morales Architectes, Courtesy of Chevalier Morales Architectes
Courtesy of Chevalier Morales Architectes

Chevalier Morales Architectes, in collaboration with DMA Architectes, has won the competition for the design of the Pierrefonds Library in Quebec. The project called for a complete renovation of the existing building to achieve LEED Gold certification and a 2,316 square meter extension that would include new document management technologies. The team's building design was inspired by Pierrefonds' old master plans as well as the economic pragmatism of shopping malls.

On Gender, Genius, and Denise Scott Brown

00:00 - 2 November, 2013
On Gender, Genius, and Denise Scott Brown, Denise Scott Brown outside Las Vegas in 1966; photograph from the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. Image © Frank Hanswijk
Denise Scott Brown outside Las Vegas in 1966; photograph from the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. Image © Frank Hanswijk

"In the 10 years I’ve been running my architectural practice, I [...] have gotten accustomed to people assuming that my male employees — whether younger or older — are the lead architects who will be making final decisions. Yet this time a lingering frustration colored the rest of my day, a sense that while feminism has made significant progress on a conscious level, little change has trickled down into the unconscious of our culture." Check out the rest of Esther Sperber's column for Lilith, in which she details the past travails of female architects (particularly Denise Scott Brown's), and their future mission, here

The World's 10 Coolest Car Parks

01:00 - 2 November, 2013
The World's 10 Coolest Car Parks, 1111 Lincoln Road in Miami, USA. Image © Nelson Garrido/1111Lincoln Road Shot Reprinted with permission from MBeach1, LLLP
1111 Lincoln Road in Miami, USA. Image © Nelson Garrido/1111Lincoln Road Shot Reprinted with permission from MBeach1, LLLP

Parking garages generally have a bad reputation - particularly now that cars are seen as such an environmentally unfriendly way to travel, not to mention the fact that they are often unattractive utilitarian structures. To counteract this common perception, the website Stress Free Airport Parking has launched an award for the World's Coolest Car Park. Read on after the break to find out which 10 parking structures have been shortlisted for the top award.

Ballet Valet Parking Garage in Miami, USA. Via Flickr CC user. Image Courtesy of Xavier de Jauréguiberry Parc des Celestins in Lyon, France. Via Flickr CC user. Image Courtesy of Xavier de Jauréguiberry Michigan Theatre in Detroit, USA. Via Flickr CC user. Image © Pikturewerk Charles Street in Sheffield, UK. Via Flickr CC user. Image © Sofia Gk +11

2013 ONE Prize Finalists Announced

01:00 - 2 November, 2013
2013 ONE Prize Finalists Announced, [Contained] NYC. Image Courtesy of ONE Prize
[Contained] NYC. Image Courtesy of ONE Prize

The finalists of the 2013 ONE Prize, a competition exploring the social, economic, and ecological possibilities of urban transformation, have just been announced. The 2013 competition focused on severe climate dynamism, calling for innovative and thoughtful design proposals and urban interventions that intend to alleviate storm impact and answer the question: "How can cities adapt to the future challenges of extreme weather?"

Schiecentrale 4b / Mei Architecten

01:00 - 2 November, 2013
© Ronald Tilleman
© Ronald Tilleman

© Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch +14

AGENCIA ANDALUZA / Ruiz Larrea y Asociados

00:00 - 2 November, 2013
AGENCIA ANDALUZA / Ruiz Larrea y Asociados, © Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Jacques Cousteau, 41092 Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Cesar Ruiz-Larrea Cangas, Antonio Gómez Gutiérrez
  • Collaborators

    Eduardo A. Prieto González, Hernán Bugueño Rubio, Elena Pascual Montes, Macario Iglesias Carbonell, Gorka Álvarez Ugalde, Enrique Gª de la Rasilla Pedruelo, Inmaculada Morgado Baca, Miguel Díaz Martín-Herradón, David Palomar Aguilar, Jaime Llosa Palomares, Francisco Rica Marina, Susana Calvo Pascual
  • Area

    11187.32 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada +13

Milwaukee Urban Farm Movement Grows

00:00 - 2 November, 2013
Milwaukee Urban Farm Movement Grows, Courtesy of Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture
Courtesy of Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture

After the foreclosure crisis, hundreds of cities despaired at the downturn - but in Milwaukee, the HomeGr/own Initiative saw opportunity. The organization converts empty lots into urban farms, calling upon citizens to assist in this growing local food movement. But while other cities have tried similar projects (and failed), Fast.Co reports that the HomeGr/own Initiative seems suited to last. Learn why here

Necklace Residence / REX

01:00 - 2 November, 2013
Necklace Residence / REX, © Luxigon
© Luxigon

REX has just released their winning competition design for a unique residential competition: a private residence for three generations. The estate includes the parents’ home, four children’s homes, event space, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gym, spa, library, study, home cinema, and performance space.

Rierson-Salmons Cabin / Salmela Architect

01:00 - 2 November, 2013
© David Getty
© David Getty
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tofte, Minnesota, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    David D. Salmela
  • Project Architect

    Malini Srivastava
  • Builder

    Rod & Sons Carpentry
  • Area

    1372.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© David Getty © David Getty © David Getty © David Getty +26

Winners of the World Habitat Awards Announced

00:00 - 2 November, 2013
Winners of the World Habitat Awards Announced, The 2013 World Habitat Awards will be held in Medellin, Colombia. Image © Flickr / David Peña
The 2013 World Habitat Awards will be held in Medellin, Colombia. Image © Flickr / David Peña

The winners of the 2013 World Habitat Awards, a competition focused on addressing housing needs and issues across the globe, have just been announced. Picked from a pool of over 200 applicants, the two winning entries represent the most innovative and resilient proposals with potential for global use, taking on the rampant homelessness problem in the US (The 100,000 Homes Campaign) and exploring revitalisation opportunities for the Old City in Hebron (Hebron Old City Rehabilitation Programme). The winners will be honoured at a ceremony in Medellin, Colombia on October 17, 2014. To learn more about the competition and it's winners, click here

Fonda Windsor / Techne Architects

01:00 - 2 November, 2013
Fonda Windsor / Techne Architects, © Tom Blachford
© Tom Blachford
  • Architects

  • Location

    Windsor VIC 3181, Australia
  • Design Team

    Justin Northrop, Alex Lake, Steve McKeag, Melita Kei, Bianca Baldi
  • Graphic Designer

    Golden Hen
  • Construction

    Project Group
  • Area

    310.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Tom Blachford © Tom Blachford © Tom Blachford © Tom Blachford +20

Administrative Centre Zwevegem / BURO II & ARCHI + I and Sileghem & Partners

01:00 - 1 November, 2013
Administrative Centre Zwevegem / BURO II & ARCHI + I and Sileghem & Partners, © Klaas Verdru
© Klaas Verdru
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zwevegem, Belgium
  • Project Director

    Claude Labeeuw
  • Design Architect

    Steven Vanwildemeersch
  • Interior Architect

    Bart Decloedt
  • Client

    Municipal Zwevegem
  • Area

    5262.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Klaas Verdru © Klaas Verdru © Klaas Verdru © Klaas Verdru +25

Oozora / K-Studio

01:00 - 1 November, 2013
© George Messaritakis
© George Messaritakis

© George Messaritakis © George Messaritakis © George Messaritakis © George Messaritakis +11

Museu Brasileiro de Escultura (MuBE) / Paulo Mendes da Rocha

01:00 - 1 November, 2013
Museu Brasileiro de Escultura (MuBE) / Paulo Mendes da Rocha, © Paul Clemence
© Paul Clemence

Keep an eye out, or you might miss the Museu Brasileiro de Escultura (a.k.a. MuBE, pronounced MOO-bee). Widely considered the masterpiece of Pritzker Prize-winner Paulo Mendes da Rocha, the building was in fact born out of the desire to have no building at all. When in the 1980s an empty lot in Sao Paulo's mansion-laden Jardins district was slated to become a shopping mall, wealthy residents successfully lobbied to create a public square instead. To sweeten the deal and ensure the land stayed commercial-free, they hired Mendes de Rocha to create MuBE. Completed in 1995, the 7000-sq-meter museum hunkers down beneath ground level, thus preserving what in Sao Paulo is that rarest of luxuries: a public green space.

PAKTA Restaurant / El Equipo Creativo

00:00 - 1 November, 2013
PAKTA Restaurant / El Equipo Creativo , © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer Lleida, 5, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Oliver Franz Schmidt, Natali Canas del Pozo
  • Design Team

    Lucas Echeveste Lacy, Cristina Huguet, Mireia Gallego
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +14