AD Classics: The Crystal Cathedral / Philip Johnson

01:00 - 6 November, 2013
AD Classics: The Crystal Cathedral  / Philip Johnson, © Flickr user Amir Nejad
© Flickr user Amir Nejad

The Crystal Cathedral was designed as a religious theater of sorts, acting as both television studio and stage to a congregation of 3,000. It was commissioned by renowned televangelist Robert Schuller and completed in 1980 near Los Angeles, California. Philip Johnson and John Burgee devised the glass enclosure in response to Schuller’s request that the church be open to the "sky and the surrounding world." 

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Berkshire Pond House / David Jay Weiner

01:00 - 6 November, 2013
Berkshire Pond House / David Jay Weiner, ©  Tony Morgan
© Tony Morgan

©  Tony Morgan ©  Tony Morgan ©  Tony Morgan ©  Tony Morgan +22

Syd Energi Headquarters / GPP Arkitekter

00:00 - 6 November, 2013
Syd Energi Headquarters / GPP Arkitekter, Courtesy of Syd Energi
Courtesy of Syd Energi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vilsundvej, Esbjerg, Denmark
  • General Contractor

    Hoffmann A/S
  • Engineer

    Esbensen (installations), Sloth Møller (construction)
  • Landscaping

    Thing &WainøApS
  • Advisor to SydEnergi Holding A/S

    Johansson &Kalstrup A/S
  • Area

    11000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Syd Energi

Courtesy of Syd Energi Courtesy of Syd Energi Courtesy of Syd Energi Courtesy of Syd Energi +14

Certest Biotec / ACXT Arquitectos

01:00 - 6 November, 2013
Certest Biotec / ACXT Arquitectos, © Iñaki Bergera
© Iñaki Bergera
  • Architect Office

  • Location

    San Mateo de Gállego, España
  • Architects

    Raimundo Bambó Naya, Federico Pardos Auber
  • Area

    2545.0 sqm
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

© Iñaki Bergera © Iñaki Bergera © Iñaki Bergera © Iñaki Bergera +24

Who Will We Consider Today's Greatest Design Innovators, Tomorrow?

00:00 - 6 November, 2013
Who Will We Consider Today's Greatest Design Innovators, Tomorrow?, MASS Design Group's Butaro Hospital. Image © Iwan Baan
MASS Design Group's Butaro Hospital. Image © Iwan Baan

Often, it is only with hindsight that we can truly understand our world; looking back at how important certain events and people proved to be is much easier than predicting their importance at the time. Still, guessing who will be remembered in posterity is a fun game, so The Atlantic asked various industry leaders "Who Will Tomorrow's Historians Consider Today's Greatest Inventors?" The answers span across business, science, technology and design, and among the 9 nominations there are a few names that architects and urban designers may find interesting. Read on after the break to find out just who they are.

IIDA NY: Design for Learning

00:00 - 6 November, 2013
IIDA NY: Design for Learning

This course will discuss the principal changes in pedagogy and how it affects institutional design. The evolution of pedagogy can be summarized by the following four principals: Learning is at its best constructivist, experimental, connected, and lifeline and informal. Using these principals we will explore different case studies of contemporary institutional design (k-12 and higher education), and see how these changes in pedagogy affect the way students learn , teachers teach, and architects and designers design. 

Archery Hall & Boxing Club / FT Architects

00:00 - 6 November, 2013
Archery Hall & Boxing Club / FT Architects, © Shigeo Ogawa
© Shigeo Ogawa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect

    FT Architects / Katsuya Fukushima, Hiroko Tominaga
  • Area

    198.75 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa +22

A>T Designs Parametric "Cloudbridge"

01:00 - 6 November, 2013
A>T Designs Parametric "Cloudbridge", © A>T
© A>T

Though the fastest way to get from point A to point B is a straight line, architects Arturo Tedeschi and Maurizio Arturo Degni of Arturo Tedeschi (A>T) also believe it is the most boring way. Inspired by Sou Fujimoto’s 2013 Serpentine Pavilion and formed by a specific algorithm, A>T’s “Cloudbridge” seeks to heighten the experience of footbridges by creating a non-linear path that slows users down and connects them with the surrounding nature. According to the architects, the cloud-like bridge, made of a cubic steel modular frame and supported by a main beam, could easily constructed in any major mountain range. 

Precinct Energy Project / PETER HOGG + TOBY REED ARCHITECTS

01:00 - 6 November, 2013
Precinct Energy Project / PETER HOGG + TOBY REED ARCHITECTS , © John Gollings
© John Gollings
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dandenong, Australia
  • Project Architect

    Peter Hogg
  • Design Architect

    Toby Reed
  • Project Team

    Toby Reed, Peter Hogg, Marcus Fajl, Ming Lie, Fairlyn Wiyono
  • Director of infrastructure (Places Victoria)

    Nick Shashkoff
  • Project Manager

    Hai Nguyen
  • Mechanical Consultants

    Rudds
  • Acoustic consultants

    Rudds / Marshall Day
  • Structural Consultants

    BDD Engineering
  • Builder

    Becon constructions (Aust)
  • Construction Manager

    Peter White
  • Photographs

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings +22

E’ Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

01:00 - 6 November, 2013
E’ Tower / Wiel Arets Architects, © Jan Bitter
© Jan Bitter
  • Architects

  • Location

    Eindhoven, North Brabant, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Freyke Hartemink, Daniel Meyer, Mai Henriksen, Jacques van Eyck
  • Collaborators

    Dennis Villanueva
  • Client

    Stadionkwartier BV, Laurentius-Amvest
  • Consultants

    Nelissen BV, Tielemans BV, LBP/Brandveiligheid Erik Janse, SchreuderGroep BV, Scheldebouw BV, DHV BV
  • Area

    16000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter +23

La Ascensión del Señor Church / AGi Architects

00:00 - 6 November, 2013
La Ascensión del Señor Church / AGi Architects, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
  • Architect Office

  • Location

    Seville, Sevilla, Spain
  • Design Team

    Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea, Salvador Cejudo, Nasser B. Abulhasan
  • Client

    Archidiócesis de Sevilla
  • Architectural Team

    Daniel Muñoz, Gwenola Kergall, Bruno Gomes, Stefania Rendinelli, Javier Alonso, Daniel Bas
  • Consultants

    Singe K, Ingenieros Consultores, S.L , Javier Drake Canela
  • Area

    1150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +18

CEIP / Josep Miàs

01:00 - 6 November, 2013
CEIP / Josep Miàs, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
  • Architects

  • Location

    Girona, Spain
  • Collaborators

    Adriana Porta (project leader), Silvia Brandi, Josep Puigdemont, Fausto Raposo, Lluís A. Casanovas, Mario Blanco, Piera Doré, Cristina Cattina
  • Consultors

    Ingeniería (PROISOTEC, Josep Masachs), estructura (BOMA, Josep Ramón Solé), Technical Advisor (Francisco Andreu)
  • Area

    2300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +13

Housing in Chailly / LOCALARCHITECTURE

01:00 - 6 November, 2013
© Mathieu Gafsou
© Mathieu Gafsou

© Mathieu Gafsou © Mathieu Gafsou © Mathieu Gafsou © Mathieu Gafsou +11

Stepped House Toward the Landscape / 05 AM Arquitectura

01:00 - 6 November, 2013
Stepped House Toward the Landscape / 05 AM Arquitectura , © José Hevia
© José Hevia
  • Architects

  • Location

    17121 Casavells, Girona, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Joan Arnau, Carme Muñoz
  • Technical Architect

    Gloria Casadevall
  • Project Area

    303.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photography

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +15

AEC Hackathon

00:00 - 6 November, 2013
AEC Hackathon

A first for the AEC Industry, the AEC Hackathon is a non-profit event that brings together teams of Silicon Valley technologists and industry stakeholders to help shape the future of our built environment. Formatted as a traditional "hack", the AEC Hackathon provides a playful, exploratory environment where disruption, innovation, and creative ideas are brought to life.

Starchitecture Comes to Miami: Chad Oppenheim & Bjarke Ingels in a Roundtable

00:00 - 6 November, 2013
Starchitecture Comes to Miami: Chad Oppenheim & Bjarke Ingels in a Roundtable

Starchitecture has come to Miami — in a big way. Developers are using the name recognition of some of the world’s star architects to bring in buyers for their posh towers.

Mexico & Swizterland in Tug-of-War Over Luis Barragán Archive

00:00 - 6 November, 2013
Mexico & Swizterland in Tug-of-War Over Luis Barragán Archive, Gilardi House. Image © Flickr user, Elena_mch
Gilardi House. Image © Flickr user, Elena_mch

Mexico, Switzerland and their constituent art collectors are in a tug-of-war over the coveted professional archive of late, famed hero Luis Barragán - considered one of Mexico's greatest architects. After his death, the heads of the Swiss furniture company, Vitra, bought a collection of Barragán's personal designs and images, leaving those in Mexico puzzled as to why the archive ever left the country from which his work is rooted. "It would be as if the ‘rights’ for Frank Lloyd Wright or Louis Kahn were held and managed from another country, ruling over their work and limiting access to the American public." Read the full article here, "Tug of War Stretches Architect’s Legacy".

Ennead Awarded for "Leading Innovation" in FAR ROC Design Competition

01:00 - 6 November, 2013
Ennead Awarded for "Leading Innovation" in FAR ROC Design Competition, Aerial View: The strategy is to increase the density and intensity of both the ecological and urban characteristics of the site, maximizing the potential benefit of each. Image Courtesy of Ennead Lab
Aerial View: The strategy is to increase the density and intensity of both the ecological and urban characteristics of the site, maximizing the potential benefit of each. Image Courtesy of Ennead Lab

Ennead Architects / Ennead Lab was recognized for Leading Innovation in Resilient Waterfront Development and named runner-up in the "For a Resilient Rockaway" (FAR ROC) design competition. The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and its affiliates made the announcement on Wednesday at the Arverne East site in the Rockaways. Titled "Fostering Resilient Ecological Development" (F.R.E.D.), Ennead’s submission creates a solution that is not only practical but also replicable for low-lying coastal communities up and down the Atlantic seaboard.