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The Most Popular Projects of 2013

01:00 - 30 December, 2013
The Most Popular Projects of 2013

From Zaha Hadid to Sou Foujimouto, from houses to pavilions, from South America to Europe; here are–as you were probably expecting–the 20 most popular projects of 2013.

COBY Kindergarten / Tsushima Design Studio

01:00 - 30 December, 2013
COBY Kindergarten / Tsushima Design Studio , © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +16

Unielocatie Zuiderpark / JHK Architecten

01:00 - 30 December, 2013
Unielocatie Zuiderpark / JHK Architecten, © Jeroen Musch
© Jeroen Musch
  • Architects

  • Location

    Montessoriweg, 3083 Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Project Management

    ICSadviseurs
  • Main Contractor

    Heddes Bouw & Ontwikkeling
  • Structural Engineer

    C.A.E. Nederland
  • Building Services

    Techniplan Adviseurs
  • Area

    22000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Jeroen Musch, Rhalda Jansen, Courtesy of JHK Architecten, Rein van der Zee

© Jeroen Musch © Rhalda Jansen © Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch +19

Mortuary Houses in Alhandra / Matos Gameiro Arquitectos

01:00 - 30 December, 2013
Mortuary Houses in Alhandra / Matos Gameiro Arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG +13

Athens - CIPHER CITY / Revolutions

00:00 - 30 December, 2013
Athens - CIPHER CITY / Revolutions

What would happen if a structure could transform in real‐time? AA Athens Visiting School embarks on its’ third cycle to address issues of change, adaptation and interaction in the design of an enclosed volume. In this time of social, economic, and environmental uncertainty, it's a quality for the built environment to regard transformation as a way of practice.

Revolutions have occurred through architectural history and vary widely in terms of design methods and fabrication techniques. Focusing on inspiring natural form‐finding techniques, AA Athens VS works towards producing a large‐scale interactive prototype that alters in real‐time the perception of interior space.

House O / Jun Igarashi Architects

01:00 - 30 December, 2013
House O / Jun Igarashi Architects, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +25

Roger Stephenson: "Using Craft in a Contemporary Way"

00:00 - 30 December, 2013

Mies. UK recently spoke to Roger Stephenson OBE, Managing Partner at Manchester based stephenson:ISA Studio, about his award winning practice's approach to "using craft in a contemporary way". The office most recently completed an addition to Chetham's School of Music, winning the 2013 RIBA Regional Building of the Year Award, RIBA National Award, and the RIBA Regional Award. This project is the latest in a long list of innovative buildings that are part of a "rigorously coherent, contextually progressive architecture" that has made the practice one of best known regionalist design offices in the UK. 

Read the interview in full, and watch a three minute tour of Chetham's School of Music, after the break.

The Ten Most Read Articles of 2013

01:00 - 30 December, 2013
The Ten Most Read Articles of 2013

It's that time of year again! The time when we round-up what you, our dear readers, most enjoyed this year. The following ten articles - from fun lists (30 Architecture Docs to Watch in 2013) to thought-provoking looks into the state of the architecture profession (Are Renderings Bad for Architecture?) - caught your attentions and provoked some great comments. See them all - including our record-breaking #1 article - after the break.

Ecork Hotel / José Carlos Cruz

01:00 - 30 December, 2013
Ecork Hotel / José Carlos Cruz, © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG +19

House 81 / MimANYstudio + REALarchitecture

01:00 - 29 December, 2013
House 81 / MimANYstudio + REALarchitecture, © Qa
© Qa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Thảo Điền Clinic, Thảo Điền, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Design Team

    Minh Tran, Joshua Levine, Ph Thinh
  • Area

    415.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Qa © Qa © Qa © Qa +28

Production Hall Grüsch / Barkow Leibinger

01:00 - 29 December, 2013
© Stefan Mueller
© Stefan Mueller
  • Architects

  • Location

    Grüsch, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge

    Barkow Leibinger, Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger
  • Area

    4500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Stefan Mueller © Stefan Mueller © Stefan Mueller © Stefan Mueller +13

OMA, Foster + Partners, Heatherwick Studio Recruited to Design 'Faena District' of Miami Beach

01:00 - 29 December, 2013
OMA, Foster + Partners, Heatherwick Studio Recruited to Design 'Faena District' of Miami Beach, Faena Art Center. Image Courtesy of Faena
Faena Art Center. Image Courtesy of Faena

Alan Faena — prominent argentine developer  — is partnering with an all-star cast of celebrated artists, architects and Hollywood darlings to revive the decadence of the roaring twenties, envisioning a booming cultural "epicenter" for the city of Miami. The development, Faena Miami Beach, would include the restoration of the historic Saxony Hotel (the original symbol of opulent resorts along Florida beaches), the construction of new luxury apartments by Foster + Partners and the Rem Koolhaas/OMA-designed Faena Arts Center and Artist Residency. Review them all after the break.

Kickstarter: REM

00:00 - 29 December, 2013

International Youth Center in Oberschleißheim / ATELIER 30

01:00 - 29 December, 2013
International Youth Center in Oberschleißheim  / ATELIER 30, © Constantin Meyer
© Constantin Meyer

© Constantin Meyer © Constantin Meyer © Constantin Meyer © Constantin Meyer +13

Cast Your Vote for the Audi Urban Future Award 2014

00:00 - 29 December, 2013
Cast Your Vote for the Audi Urban Future Award 2014, Speed Pitch: Philip Parsons & Federico Parolotto (screen shot)
Speed Pitch: Philip Parsons & Federico Parolotto (screen shot)

How will data shape mobility in future mega-cites? This is precisely what three innovation teams are striving to answer for the 2014 Audi Urban Future Award. Review each team’s revolutionary idea after the break and cast your vote on the most innovative solution here. The winner of the voting will be announced by Audi's CEO, Rupert Stadler, at the International CES in Las Vegas on January 6, 2014, and will be one participant in next year's Audi Urban Future Award.

Hair Do / Ryo Matsui Architects

00:00 - 29 December, 2013
Hair Do / Ryo Matsui Architects, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano
  • Architects

  • Location

    Japan, 〒274-0063 Chiba Prefecture, Funabashi, Narashinodai, 3 Chome18−11 Hair・do
  • Structural Design

    Ryo Kuwako
  • Construction

    Nichinan Iron Corporation
  • Area

    106.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano +15

University of Queensland Global Change Institute / HASSELL

01:00 - 29 December, 2013
University of Queensland Global Change Institute / HASSELL, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brisbane QLD, Australia
  • Area

    3865.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +16

Three Firms Shortlisted for MLK Jr. Memorial Library Renovation

01:00 - 29 December, 2013
Three Firms Shortlisted for MLK Jr. Memorial Library Renovation, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library / Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Image © Flickr user Elvert Barnes
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library / Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Image © Flickr user Elvert Barnes

Three teams have been shortlisted from a longlist of ten for the renovation of Washington DC’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - the only library and D.C. building ever designed by Mies van der Rohe. The three competing teams are: