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Casa da Maternidade / Pablo Pita Arquitectos

01:00 - 6 February, 2014
Casa da Maternidade / Pablo Pita Arquitectos, © José Campos
© José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos +22

Behind the Magic of Media Installations

00:00 - 6 February, 2014
Behind the Magic of Media Installations, At LAX, it was important to create "a positive experience after the stress of the departure experience," says Melissa Weigel. Image Courtesy of Moment Factory
At LAX, it was important to create "a positive experience after the stress of the departure experience," says Melissa Weigel. Image Courtesy of Moment Factory

In this interview, originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Q&A: Melissa Weigel of Moment Factory", Leslie Gallery-Dilworth talks with Weigel about the challenges of devising multimedia installations for public spaces, as in their recent installation for the Bradley International Terminal at LAX.

Montreal’s Moment Factory, a new media and entertainment studio, is best known for creating and producing multimedia environments that combine video, lighting, architecture, sound, and special effects. You may have seen their work at Cirque du Soleil, Madonna’s 2012 Superbowl Half Time Show, Disney's E3 booth, or Jay Z's Carnegie Hall debut. Perhaps you were there when they lit up the facade of the Sagrada Familia or Montreal's Quartier des Spectacles district. Or maybe you saw that they were included in Apple's recently launched 30th anniversary timeline.

Moment Factory was the main content provider for the interior concept and media features in the newly opened Bradley International Terminal at LAX, designed by Fentress Architects. It was a large collaboration consisting of several partners, including Mike Rubin with MRA International, Marcela Sardi of Sardi Design, Smart Monkey, Digital Kitchen, and Electrosonic with installation by Daktronics and Planar.

Stupet, refugium by a staircase / Petra Gipp Arkitektur

01:00 - 6 February, 2014
Stupet, refugium by a staircase / Petra Gipp Arkitektur, © Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman +22

Southbank Scheme Likely to Be Abandoned

00:00 - 6 February, 2014
Southbank Scheme Likely to Be Abandoned, © Miller Hare
© Miller Hare

The Southbank Centre has announced that it is delaying its planning applicationonce again.The decision has been prompted by comments from London Mayor Boris Johnson, who last month opined that the skate park should remain in its current location. An official statement from the Southbank Centre said: "it is far from clear how the scheme might now proceed without exposing Southbank Centre to unacceptable levels of financial risk but it has committed to a final three-month search."

However, despite the three-month extension, Chairman Rick Haythornthwaite has all but admitted defeat, saying "we are under no illusions [...] we don’t yet see how we will make it work."

Read on for more about the decision

Mosh House / Foong + Sormann

01:00 - 6 February, 2014
Mosh House / Foong + Sormann, © Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell
  • Architects

  • Location

    Elwood VIC 3184, Australia
  • Area

    740.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Derek Swalwell, Courtesy of Foong + Sormann

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell Courtesy of Foong + Sormann +20

Superbude 2 / Dreimeta

01:00 - 6 February, 2014
Superbude 2 / Dreimeta, © Steve Herud
© Steve Herud
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hamburg, Germany
  • Collaborators

    Judy Hänel, Andrea Kraft, Britta Kleweken
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Steve Herud © Steve Herud © Steve Herud © Steve Herud +25

Tea Mountain, the teashop / A1Architects

01:00 - 6 February, 2014
Tea Mountain, the teashop / A1Architects, © A1Architects – MgA. David Maštálka
© A1Architects – MgA. David Maštálka

© A1Architects – MgA. David Maštálka © A1Architects – MgA. David Maštálka © A1Architects – MgA. David Maštálka © A1Architects – MgA. David Maštálka +15

Danish Maritime Museum / BIG, by Hufton + Crow

01:00 - 6 February, 2014
Danish Maritime Museum / BIG, by Hufton + Crow, © Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow

The talented photographers of Hufton + Crow have shared with us their visual archive of Bjarke Ingels’ recently completed Danish Maritime Museum. Built within the crevasse of a dry dock in the historic surrounds of Helsingor’s Kronborg Castle, the subterranean museum is visible only as an imprint of a ship. By looping the museum around the dock's 60-year-old walls, Ingles was able to preserve the heritage structure while transforming it into a courtyard that provides daylight deep into the heart of the museum. 

Experience the Danish Maritime Museum through a whole new lens, after the break...

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow +41

Sir Terry Farrell on UK Architecture & the "Urbi-Cultural Revolution"

00:00 - 6 February, 2014
Beijing South Station / TFP Farrells. Image © Fu Xing
Beijing South Station / TFP Farrells. Image © Fu Xing

In this intriguing and often insightful two-part interview with Section D, Monocle's weekly design radio show, Sir Terry Farrell discusses at length the findings of his review into UK architecture as well as his views on the current state of architecture in the UK and the world. Looking to the future of the profession, Farrell says he sees architects as one of the key contributors to the world's social future: "We live in what we've built, we're an urban-building creature... I call it the urbi-cultural revolution."

Read more about the interview, and listen to both parts of the interview, after the break

House in Austin / Jadric Architektur

01:00 - 6 February, 2014
House in Austin  / Jadric Architektur, © Paul Bardagjy
© Paul Bardagjy
  • Architects

  • Location

    Austin, TX, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Mladen Jadric
  • Design Team

    Li Jie, Edin Velic, Mak Krankl
  • Partner Architect

    Eric Gonzales, sago international
  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Paul Bardagjy © Paul Bardagjy © Paul Bardagjy © Paul Bardagjy +22

Aperture in the Woods / Takero Shimazaki Architecture + Charlie Luxton

01:00 - 6 February, 2014
Aperture in the Woods / Takero Shimazaki Architecture  + Charlie Luxton, © Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner

© Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner +25

Silence Cloister in the Lorvão Monaster / João Mendes Ribeiro

01:00 - 6 February, 2014
© Do mal o menos
© Do mal o menos

© Do mal o menos © Do mal o menos © Do mal o menos © Do mal o menos +25

David Adjaye’s Wakefield Market Hall Faces Demolition

00:00 - 6 February, 2014
David Adjaye’s Wakefield Market Hall Faces Demolition, Wakefield Market Hall / Adjaye Associates
Wakefield Market Hall / Adjaye Associates

Yorkshire councilors have indicated the demise of David Adjaye’s first public project, the Wakefield Market Hall. Faced with harsh budget cuts, the local council is considering an offer by Sovereign Land, owner of the neighboring shopping complex, after the heavily subsidized 6-year-old market has consistently failed to attract enough business. If next week’s council vote sways in the developers favor, the £3 million structure will be bulldozed and replaced by a cinema. 

European Prize of Architecture Philippe Rotthier

01:00 - 6 February, 2014
European Prize of Architecture Philippe Rotthier

Established in 1982 by the architect Philippe Rotthier, this triennial prize rewards works of collective and cultural value with regional roots and using natural and sustainable materials that draw on the genius of the European town and a dialogue with the past and with history.

PEGS Senior / McBride Charles Ryan

01:00 - 6 February, 2014
PEGS Senior / McBride Charles Ryan, © John Gollings
© John Gollings
  • Architects

  • Location

    83 Park Street, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Robert McBride, Debbie Ryan
  • Project Architect

    Andrew Hayne
  • Project Team

    Drew Williamson, Qianyi Lim, Peter Ryan, Stephan Bekhor, Anthony Parker, Amelia Borg, Natasha Maben, Benedikt Josef, Alan Ting, Luke Waldron, Jacqui Robbins, Daniel Griffin, Seung Hyuk Choi, Angela Woda
  • Landscape Architeture

    Oculus
  • Area

    8000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings +14

Mar y Tierra / Doyle Collection

01:00 - 6 February, 2014
Mar y Tierra / Doyle Collection, © Satoru Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners
© Satoru Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners

© Satoru Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners © Satoru Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners © Satoru Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners © Satoru Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners +15

Family house Palkovice / Qarta Architektura

00:00 - 6 February, 2014
Family house Palkovice / Qarta Architektura , © Jiří Hurt
© Jiří Hurt

© Jiří Hurt © Jiří Hurt © Jiří Hurt © Jiří Hurt +20

A McDonald's Controversy Raises Debate on Designing for the Elderly

00:00 - 5 February, 2014
A McDonald's Controversy Raises Debate on Designing for the Elderly, © Flickr CC User symmetry_mind
© Flickr CC User symmetry_mind

In an article for the New York Times, Michael Kimmelman gets to the bottom of an unusual local dispute: a McDonald's in Queens, New York is kicking out groups of elderly Koreans who are out-staying their 20-minute welcome (and who have no access to community spaces nearby). The story raises an important question: how can we design our cities with elder populations in mind (a generation on track to out-number all others in the next few years)? You can read this poignant tale in full here.