Baltic Sea Art Park International Competition

00:00 - 27 July, 2013
Courtesy of EAL
Courtesy of EAL

The Museum of New Art, in cooperation with the Union of Estonian Architects and Pärnu City Government, announced an international architectural competition on 1 July, to establish the Baltic Sea Art Park in Pärnu. The objective of the competition is to find the best vision in terms of architecture and planning to further develop the art park of the Baltic Sea countries. The deadline for entries is 10 October 2013, and the winners shall be announced on 15 October 2013. The competition prize fund is EUR 12,000.

Fitzroy North Residence / Chan Architecture

01:00 - 27 July, 2013
© Brendan Finn
© Brendan Finn
  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • Project Team

    Anthony Chan, Miriam Harris, Mei Yang, Michelle Ng
  • Builder

    Whelan Master Builders
  • Structural Engineer

    Jonicha Consulting Engineers
  • Building Surveyor

    Wilsmore Nelson Group
  • Energy Rater

    Green Doors
  • Land Surveyor

    Aline Surveying
  • Geotechnical Engineer

    Apex Geotechnical
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Mark Fergus © Mark Fergus © Mark Fergus © Brendan Finn +13

AA Visiting School Singapore: 'Objectify' Workshop

00:00 - 27 July, 2013
Courtesy of AA & RARE
Courtesy of AA & RARE

Conducted by RARE directors on behalf of the Architectural Association in Singapore, the 'Objectify' workshop at Singapore Polytechnic's School of Design will sample starchitecture to suggest and respond to the city's idea of growth through image forging. Can architectural objects define a city? Singapore’s territorial enclave is punctuated with signature buildings designed by the worldwide architectural stardom. The exaggerated objectification of the architect’s status and designs is embedded in the city’s culture and apparent belief in their value. Taking place August 21-30, the workshop will explore these conditions, sampling icons to extract novel proposals. More information after the break.

A New Tool for Comparing Cities

00:00 - 27 July, 2013
Population Density © The Urban Observatory
Population Density © The Urban Observatory

For the last fifty years Richard Wurman - architect, graphic designer and founder of the TED Conferences - has been dedicated to creating a platform that compares cities.  In Wurman's early studies, he quickly learned that comparing global cities was no easy task. Cities use very different languages to describe their assets, from planning principles to land use types to social statistics. "They don’t collect their information the same way. They don’t describe themselves with the same legend," he tells Nate Berg of Next City.  

Thanks to sophisticated mapping tools, delving into the statistical data of numerous cities has become far more manageable than in 1962, when Wurman produced his first comparative analysis using clay models of 50 different cities. Wurman's analog-driven statistical analysis has turned into the Urban Observatory, a website that allows users to choose from 15 variables and easily compare the public data of up to 16 cities around the world in real time.

More about the platform after the break.

Never Built: Los Angeles

00:00 - 27 July, 2013
Frank Lloyd Wright, Huntington Hartford Athletic Club, 1947 (Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation)
Frank Lloyd Wright, Huntington Hartford Athletic Club, 1947 (Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation)

After years of extensive research that unearthed countless untold stories and hundreds of beautiful unbuilt designs, curators Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin will be celebrating the opening of their highly anticipated exhibition - Never Built: Los Angeles - today at the Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles. 

Waiwhero Farm House / Tennent + Brown

01:00 - 27 July, 2013
© Jason Frank  Rothenberg
© Jason Frank Rothenberg

© Jason Frank  Rothenberg © Jason Frank  Rothenberg © Jason Frank  Rothenberg © Jason Frank  Rothenberg +9

The Andy Warhol Temporary Museum / LIKEarchitects

00:00 - 27 July, 2013
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +32

Eindhoven Airport Extension & Hotel / KCAP Architects&Planners + De Bever Architecten

01:00 - 26 July, 2013

Madison Square Garden Limited to 10 Year Permit

00:00 - 26 July, 2013
Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Competition Proposal for a New Penn Station
Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Competition Proposal for a New Penn Station

A landslide vote (47-1) by the New York City Council has limited the permit for Madison Square Garden to just 10 years. The decision comes after the property owner’s - MSG Company - 50 year permit expired earlier this year, sparking a heated debate on whether or not the city should deny the owners request to renew the permit in perpetuity and envision plans for a new Penn Station

Wind Vault House / Wallflower Architecture + Design

01:00 - 26 July, 2013
© Jeremy San
© Jeremy San

© Jeremy San © Jeremy San © Jeremy San © Jeremy San +37

CCV Chapel / Stan Allen Architect

01:00 - 26 July, 2013
© Marvin Dungao
© Marvin Dungao

© Marvin Dungao © Marvin Dungao © Marvin Dungao © Marvin Dungao +10

Saunalahti School / VERSTAS Architects

01:00 - 26 July, 2013
© Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo

© Tuomas Uusheimo © Andreas Meichsner © Andreas Meichsner © Andreas Meichsner +33

The Architecture of Incarceration: Can Design Affect the Prison System?

00:00 - 26 July, 2013
Pelican Bay State Prison © Jelson25
Pelican Bay State Prison © Jelson25

On July 9th, 30,000 prison inmates across California took part in a hunger strike to show solidarity with those incarcerated in Pelican Bay State Prison, a 'Solitary Housing Unit' in which prisoners are incarcerated - some supposedly for years at a time - in solitary confinement.

Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR) and its founder Raphael Sperry have made it their mission to make sure that architects are not complicit in designing prisons, even going so far as to form a petition asking the AIA to forbid members from designing execution chambers, 'supermax' prison facilities or solitary confinement facilities, as part of their statement that “members should uphold human rights in all their professional endeavors.” 

At ArchDaily we have already questioned whether it may actually be beneficial for architects to design prisons, rather than allowing them to be designed by less-trained people who could end up designing a space that is even less humane. Now, an article on Blouin Art Info seems to take a similar position: rather than retreating from the business of prison design altogether, architects should try to encourage prison design that facilitates rehabilitation rather than emphasizing punishment. 

Shanghai Pudong International Airport / Paul Andreu

01:00 - 26 July, 2013
© Paul Maurer
© Paul Maurer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

    F.Tamisier, G.Andreu, P.Gonon, H.Boitard
  • Area

    220000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    1999
  • Photographs

    Paul Maurer

© Paul Maurer © Paul Maurer © Paul Maurer © Paul Maurer +10

Restaurante El Merca’o / Vaíllo & Irigaray + Galar

00:00 - 26 July, 2013
© José Manuel Cutillas
© José Manuel Cutillas
  • Architects

    Antonio Vaíllo i Daniel, Juan L. Irigaray Huarte
  • Location

    Calle de Tafalla, 7, 31004 Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
  • Director

    Daniel Galar Irurre
  • Area

    990.0 sqm
  • Year

    2008
  • Photography

    José Manuel Cutillas

© José Manuel Cutillas © José Manuel Cutillas © José Manuel Cutillas © José Manuel Cutillas +32

Patio-House In Gracia / Carles Enrich

01:00 - 26 July, 2013
© Enric Fabre
© Enric Fabre
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gracia, Barcelona
  • Constructor

    CRK
  • Area

    145.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Enric Fabre, Courtesy of Carles Enrich

Courtesy of Carles Enrich © Enric Fabre © Enric Fabre Courtesy of Carles Enrich +23

Varyap Merıdıan H Block / MTF Proje

01:00 - 26 July, 2013
Courtesy of MTF Proje
Courtesy of MTF Proje
  • Architects

  • Location

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Architectural Project

    Dome Mimarlık
  • Design Team

    Derya Ekim Öztepe, Ozan Öztepe, Deniz Ekim Çubukçu, Betül Karanfil
  • Owner

    Varyap Varlıbaşlar
  • Interior Project

    Habif Mimarlık
  • Statical Project

    Yapı Teknik
  • Electrical Project

    Esan Mühendislik
  • Mechanical Project

    GN Mühendislik
  • Landscape Project

    DS Mimarlık
  • Area

    12660.27 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of MTF Proje

Courtesy of MTF Proje Courtesy of MTF Proje Courtesy of MTF Proje Courtesy of MTF Proje +18

Montjuic Fire Station / Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto

01:00 - 26 July, 2013
© Ferran Mateo
© Ferran Mateo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Passeig de Montjuïc, 2, Barcelona, Spain
  • Team

    Joana Sopena, Eulalia Gómez, Fabio Ferone, Iñaki Tarragó, José Mauriño, Mª Elena Alonso, Pol Alonso, Arantxa Zabalza
  • Consultants

    BOMA (Structure), Eulàlia Aran (Tech. Arch.), Armengol Enginyers (Systems)
  • Area

    3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Ferran Mateo

© Ferran Mateo © Ferran Mateo © Ferran Mateo © Ferran Mateo +18