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Yardhouse / Assemble

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
Yardhouse / Assemble, Courtesy of Assemble
Courtesy of Assemble

Courtesy of Assemble Courtesy of Assemble Courtesy of Assemble Courtesy of Assemble +23

London Announces Design Competition for 'Olympicopolis' Site

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
London Announces Design Competition for 'Olympicopolis' Site, The Olympicopolis site is to the South-East of the Olympic Park, near to Zaha Hadid's Aquatics Centre. Image © Flickr CC User Leo Reynolds
The Olympicopolis site is to the South-East of the Olympic Park, near to Zaha Hadid's Aquatics Centre. Image © Flickr CC User Leo Reynolds

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced a new competition for the designs of a cultural quarter next to the 2012 Olympic park. The site has been dubbed 'Olympicopolis', and so far has expressions of interest from University College London, University of the Arts London, the V&A, Sadler's Wells Theatre and now possibly - according to the Guardian - Washington DC's Smithsonian.

Read on after the break for more details of the competition

Capturing Hong Kong's Dizzying Vertical Density

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
© Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze
© Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze

Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze is a French photographer who captures the dizzying heights and uncommon densities of Hong Kong. Inspired by "the geometry of the urban environment and the vivid lives it shelters," Jacquet-Lagrèze has not only captured the verticality of Hong Kong's built environment, but also compiled a new book, Vertical Horizon, "a photographic journey between the buildings of a relentlessly growing city." See more of Jacquet-Lagrèze's images, and read an excerpt from Vertical Horizonafter the break.

© Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze © Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze © Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze © Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze +20

Ziya İmren Proposes a House of Hungarian Music

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
Ziya İmren Proposes a House of Hungarian Music, Courtesy of Ziya İmren Architects
Courtesy of Ziya İmren Architects

Ziya İmren Architects have proposed a "symphonic architectural poem dedicated to Franz Liszt and Béla Viktor János Bartók" as part of the Liget Budapest International Design Competition launched earlier this year. The architects' approach is based on the pioneering compositional methods of Franz Liszt and Bela Bartok. The design proposal brings "thematic inspiration to the fore by restructuring the classical system of a symphonic work into the form of poetry as a gesamtkunstwerk (a 'total work of art')."

Courtesy of Ziya İmren Architects Courtesy of Ziya İmren Architects Site Plan Diagrammatic Drawings +13

VIDEO: Marcio Kogan's Studio SC

00:00 - 20 July, 2014

Textures and Ants is one of five videos on display by Studio MK27 at the Palazzo Mora as part of the "Time Space Existence" exhibition, running parallel to the Venice Biennale.

Produced by Pedro Kok and Gabriel Kogan, the video shows Studio SC, a photography studio based in São Paulo and designed by Marcio Kogan.

House in Nishimikuni / Arbol Design

01:00 - 20 July, 2014
© Yasunori Shimomura
© Yasunori Shimomura
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nishimikuni, Yodogawa Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Area

    92.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Yasunori Shimomura © Yasunori Shimomura © Yasunori Shimomura © Yasunori Shimomura +17

Maitres Vignerons / Vincent Coste

01:00 - 20 July, 2014
Maitres Vignerons / Vincent Coste, © Florent Joliot
© Florent Joliot

© Florent Joliot © Florent Joliot © Florent Joliot © Florent Joliot +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    270 Route Départementale 98A, 83580 Gassin, France
  • Project Manager

    Jérôme Garzon pour Vincent Coste Design Studio et associés.
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

How Chinese Urbanism Is Transforming African Cities

00:00 - 20 July, 2014
How Chinese Urbanism Is Transforming African Cities, The Great Wall Apartments, a Chinese style residential compound in Nairobi, Kenya. Image Courtesy of Go West Project
The Great Wall Apartments, a Chinese style residential compound in Nairobi, Kenya. Image Courtesy of Go West Project

This article from Metropolis delves into China’s urban development of many African cities, and the effect this has had on the architectural quality of those cities. Chinese contractors and architects are able to propel a city’s growth at lower cost and on schedule, but in doing so, they out-compete local companies and ignore cultural context. Is this an acceptable trade-off? Read the full article and decide for yourself.

The factory of the world has a new export: urbanism. More and more Chinese-made buildings, infrastructure, and urban districts are sprouting up across Africa, and this development is changing the face of the continent’s cities.

Or so says Dutch research studio Go West Project , who have been tracking this phenomenon for their on-going project about the export of the Chinese urban model to Africa. Since 2012, the group, made up of Shanghai-based architect Daan Roggeveen and Amsterdam-based journalist Michiel Hulshof, have visited six African cities to do research. Roggeveen and Hulshof recently released their preliminary report in an issue of Urban Chinaa magazine focusing on Chinese urban development. 

Schuurman Group / Bekkering Adams Architects

01:00 - 20 July, 2014
Schuurman Group / Bekkering Adams Architects , © Digi Daan
© Digi Daan

© Christian Richters © Digi Daan © Digi Daan © Digi Daan +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fluorietweg 29, Boekelermeer, 1812 RR Alkmaar, The Netherlands
  • Project Architect

    Juliette Bekkering, Monica Adams
  • Design Team

    Frank Venhorst, Vincent Hector, Lukas Heiniger, Michel Leunis, Paul Michielsen, Sander van Schaik, Albert-Jan Vermeulen, Manuel Aust
  • Client

    Schuurman Group
  • Area

    9105.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Critical Round-Up: The 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist

00:00 - 20 July, 2014
Critical Round-Up: The 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist, Though O'Donnell + Tuomey's Building for the LSE is not the bookie's favourite, many critics feel it is most deserving of the Stirling Prize. Image © Dennis Gilbert
Though O'Donnell + Tuomey's Building for the LSE is not the bookie's favourite, many critics feel it is most deserving of the Stirling Prize. Image © Dennis Gilbert

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has now announced the six projects that form this year's Stirling Prize Shortlist, the award that is the ultimate prize for any British building. As the RIBA's most publicly prominent award, the Stirling Prize is often a prime demonstration of the tension between architecture that is widely appreciated by the general populace, and that which is lauded by architectural critics and practitioners.

This year is no exception, with perhaps the country's highest-profile project in years - the Shard - just part of the controversy. What did the critics make of the RIBA's selection? Find out after the break.

Joan Maragall Library / BCQ Arquitectura

01:00 - 20 July, 2014
Joan Maragall Library  / BCQ Arquitectura, © Ariel Ramirez
© Ariel Ramirez

© Ariel Ramirez © Ariel Ramirez © Ariel Ramirez © Ariel Ramirez +23

Terrace-House in El Limón / Villar Watty Arquitectos

01:00 - 20 July, 2014
Terrace-House in El Limón / Villar Watty Arquitectos, © Diego Serratos
© Diego Serratos

© Diego Serratos © Diego Serratos © Diego Serratos © Diego Serratos +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jalisco, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Gerardo Villar Watty y Alberto Villar Watty
  • Design Team

    Daniel Villanueva, Paola García
  • Project Area

    263.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Diego Serratos

Dashun Pavilion / Pro-Form Architects

01:00 - 19 July, 2014
Dashun Pavilion / Pro-Form Architects, © LV Hengzhong
© LV Hengzhong

© LV Hengzhong © LV Hengzhong © LV Hengzhong © LV Hengzhong +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

    WANG Fangji, YIN Wei, SONG Zhuoer, XIAO Xiao, NIE Xin
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Lyceum Schravenlant / LIAG Architects

01:00 - 19 July, 2014
Lyceum Schravenlant / LIAG Architects, © Moni van Bruggen
© Moni van Bruggen

© Moni van Bruggen © Sebastiaan Knot © Moni van Bruggen © Sebastiaan Knot +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hugo de Grootstraat 4, 3119 HA Schiedam, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Thomas Bögl, Erik Schotte, Carina Nørregaard, Wouter Oostendorp, Peter Donkers, Thomas Witteman, Arie Aalbers
  • Area

    6150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Emerging Practices in India: SPASM Design Architects

00:00 - 19 July, 2014
Emerging Practices in India: SPASM Design Architects, House at Alibaug. Image Courtesy of SPASM
House at Alibaug. Image Courtesy of SPASM

Indian Architect & Builder, through a two-part series titled ‘Practices of Consequence’ (Volumes I and II) delves deeper into contemporary Indian practices that have carved a unique identity and place for themselves in the country today. This article, part of the first volume of the series, takes a closer look at SPASM, a Mumbai-based firm.

An emerging practice, SPASM has a unique and rigorous approach towards architecture. Headed by Sanjeev Panjabi and Sangeeta Merchant, the studio has designed and executed projects of varying scale and character.  Experimental in terms of materiality, technical innovations and construction, SPASM’s architecture is imagined in great detail – both technical and experiential. Their work in both India and East Africa is responsive to the context of its locations. Indian Architect & Builder’s interview with the founders, after the break…

Staircase detail: Khadakvalsa House, Pune. Image Courtesy of SPASM Ahmedabad House (3D Visual). Image Courtesy of SPASM House at Alibaug. Image Courtesy of SPASM House at Alibaug. Image Courtesy of SPASM +17

What Urbanists Can Learn From Low-Income Neighborhoods

00:00 - 19 July, 2014
What Urbanists Can Learn From Low-Income Neighborhoods, Courtesy of Metropolis Magazine
Courtesy of Metropolis Magazine

"For the most part, the way urbanists view black neighborhoods (and other low-income neighborhoods and communities of color) are as problems that need to be fixed. At the heart of what I want to say is what can we as urbanists learn from these neighborhoods?" So asks Sara Zewde, a landscape architecture student at Harvard's Graduate School of Design and this year's Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Olmsted Scholar, in a fascinating profile on Metropolis Magazine. Read more about Zewde and her work here.

GRAN - Passive House Skatchkoff / HUB

01:00 - 19 July, 2014
GRAN - Passive House Skatchkoff / HUB, © Sarah Blee
© Sarah Blee

© Sarah Blee © Sarah Blee © Sarah Blee © Sarah Blee +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kortrijk, Belgium
  • Design Team

    Futureproofed, BAS
  • Commissioner

    Ms. Skatchkoff
  • Area

    140.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

Smiljan Radic’s Serpentine Pavilion / Images by Hufton+Crow

01:00 - 19 July, 2014
Smiljan Radic’s Serpentine Pavilion / Images by Hufton+Crow, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

Photography studio Hufton+Crow is the latest to capture the 2014 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, designed by Chilean architect Smiljan Radic. Step inside this glass-fibre reinforced plastic shell with Hufton+Crow’s photos after the break. 

© Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow +36