Stone Respect / Dom Arquitectura

01:00 - 10 October, 2013
© Victor Solis
© Victor Solis
  • Architect Office

  • Location

    Carnota, España
  • Architect in charge

    Pablo Serrano Elorduy
  • Interior Designer

    Blanca Elorduy
  • Area

    202.0 sqm
  • Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Victor Solis

© Victor Solis © Victor Solis © Victor Solis © Victor Solis +18

Nectar Restaurant / R79

01:00 - 10 October, 2013
© David Cervera
© David Cervera
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle 32 334, Montes de Ame, 97115
  • Architect in Charge

    Roberto Ramirez Pizarro
  • Design Team

    Daniela Álvarez, Cristina Madera, Gerardo Trejo, Eduardo Vadillo
  • Area

    208.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© David Cervera © David Cervera © David Cervera © David Cervera +19

Brick House / Ventura Virzi arquitectos

01:00 - 10 October, 2013
Brick House / Ventura Virzi arquitectos, © Federico Kulekdjian
© Federico Kulekdjian
  • Architects

  • Location

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Project Team

    Daniel Ventura, Andrés Virzi, Juan Pablo Callegari
  • Project Area

    90.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

    Federico Kulekdjian, Courtesy of Ventura Vizi

Courtesy of Ventura Vizi Courtesy of Ventura Vizi Courtesy of Ventura Vizi © Federico Kulekdjian +17

Keep Talking Kanye: An Architect's Defense of Kanye West

01:00 - 10 October, 2013
Keep Talking Kanye: An Architect's Defense of Kanye West, Kanye West being interviewed by Zane Lowe for BBC One.
Kanye West being interviewed by Zane Lowe for BBC One.

I may be in the minority among my peers, but I want Kanye West to keep talking. Despite the many who despise, disparage or dismiss him—unwilling or unable to properly digest what he’s saying, consuming bite-sized quotes and late-night parodies instead of engaging him in intellectual discourse—I want him to keep talking.

As a black man and an architect (one of about 2,000 in this country who can claim membership to both those groups), I am particularly cognizant of the Truman Show wall that exists between architects and recognition, and between black architects and acceptance. West's recent interview with Zane Lowe administered reflections on design, architecture and the creative process in a dosage too high for most to swallow. I am tripping over myself with fear and excitement at the prospect of having such a powerful mouthpiece for a generation of black architects and designers who share his frustration and connect with his message.

Why? Because when Kanye West talks, people listen.

Apple Patents Glass Cylinder Design

00:00 - 10 October, 2013
Apple Patents Glass Cylinder Design, Courtesy of Apple
Courtesy of Apple

Apple has successfully secured a patent for the cylindrical, glass entrance to its Shanghai store. After trademarking the design and layout of its retail stores last January, this is one more battle Apple has won for copyrighting its signature look.

More on the patented design after the break.

Young Architect of the Year Award Shortlist Announced

00:00 - 10 October, 2013
Young Architect of the Year Award Shortlist Announced, Ferreries Cultural Centre by '[ARQUITECTURIA]'. Image © Pedro Pegenaute
Ferreries Cultural Centre by '[ARQUITECTURIA]'. Image © Pedro Pegenaute

This week the shortlist for this year's Young Architect of the Year Award (YAYA) was announced. The YAYA, organized by BD and now in its 15th year, has become a high-profile springboard for many practices led by architects under 40.

For the first time, this year the award is open to architects from outside the UK, allowing any practice based in the EU a chance to apply. The shortlist reflects this new opportunity, featuring practices from Belgium and Spain among the list of five.

The 2013 YAYA Shortlist includes:

La Pedrera Block House / G + Gualano Arquitectos

01:00 - 10 October, 2013
La Pedrera Block House / G + Gualano Arquitectos, Courtesy of Marcelo Gualano
Courtesy of Marcelo Gualano

Courtesy of Marcelo Gualano Courtesy of Marcelo Gualano Courtesy of Marcelo Gualano Courtesy of Marcelo Gualano +21

Carrera's farmhouse barn / Arnau Vergés Tejero

01:00 - 10 October, 2013
Carrera's farmhouse barn / Arnau Vergés Tejero, Courtesy of Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura
Courtesy of Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura

Courtesy of Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura Courtesy of Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura Courtesy of Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura Courtesy of Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura +7

Think Space announces 2013/14 Cycle Theme: MONEY / First Competition on the Cycle: TERRITORIES

01:00 - 10 October, 2013
Think Space announces 2013/14 Cycle Theme: MONEY / First Competition on the Cycle: TERRITORIES, Courtesy of Think Space
Courtesy of Think Space

After two successful cycles, Zagreb Society of Architects organized the 3rd edition of the international series of concept based architectural competitions entitled 'Think Space'. So far, the program hosted a number of established architects and curators and it continues to re-think space in the 2013|2014 season.

The new theme Think SpaceMONEY [The Echo of Nothing] was devised by Ethel Baraona Pohl and César Reyes Nájera of dpr-barcelona; architects, writers, editors, publishers, bloggers and guest curators of the third cycle.

Throughout the new season of competitions and papers, Think Space will be looking for pioneering works at the intersection of architecture, sociology, economics, programming and marketing that radically challenge the fundamental spatial, social and urban relation based on capitalism. The competitions and Call for Papers will focus on territories, environment, culture and society through MONEY lenses, as observed by architects and other visual artists and professionals.

More information on the first of competitions, Territories, after the break.

Barbecue in the woods / Santiago Viale, Daniella Beviglia

01:00 - 10 October, 2013
Barbecue in the woods / Santiago Viale, Daniella Beviglia, © Lescano + Beviglia
© Lescano + Beviglia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Córdoba, Córdoba Province, Argentina
  • Collaborators

    Marcelo Beviglia, Edgar Ermoli, Margarita Cornejo, Clara Delfino. Damian Durando y Cecilia Gaisan
  • Project Area

    95.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photography

    Lescano + Beviglia

© Lescano + Beviglia © Lescano + Beviglia © Lescano + Beviglia © Lescano + Beviglia +22

2013 MASterworks Awards

00:00 - 10 October, 2013
2013 MASterworks Awards , Campbell Sports Center / Steven Holl Architects. Image ©  Iwan Baan
Campbell Sports Center / Steven Holl Architects. Image © Iwan Baan

To celebrate excellence in architecture and urban design in New York City, the Municipal Art Society has announced the winners of this year’s MASterworks Awards. Starting with “Best New Building,” Steven Holl was awarded for his Campbell Sports Center in Manhattan. See who else was honored, after the break.

Family House R / LABOR13

01:00 - 10 October, 2013
Courtesy of LABOR13
Courtesy of LABOR13
  • Architects

  • Location

    Prague, Czech Republic
  • Architect in Charge

    Martin Vomastek, Jakub Vrtiška
  • Area

    136.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of LABOR13

Courtesy of LABOR13 Courtesy of LABOR13 Courtesy of LABOR13 Courtesy of LABOR13 +19

O. Fournier Winery / Bórmida & Yanzón

00:00 - 10 October, 2013
O. Fournier Winery / Bórmida & Yanzón, © García & Betancourt
© García & Betancourt
  • Architects

  • Location

    La Consulta, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Project Architects

    Eliana Bórmida, Mario Yanzón
  • Project Area

    12000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photography

    García & Betancourt

© García & Betancourt © García & Betancourt © García & Betancourt © García & Betancourt +42

Metalsa / Brooks + Scarpa Architects

00:00 - 10 October, 2013
Metalsa / Brooks + Scarpa Architects, Courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects Courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects Courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects Courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects +21

Diesel Village / Brinskworth

11:00 - 9 October, 2013
Diesel Village / Brinskworth, © Louise Melchior
© Louise Melchior

© Louise Melchior © Louise Melchior © Louise Melchior © Louise Melchior +15

Mountain Moon / Chin Architects

01:00 - 9 October, 2013
Mountain Moon / Chin Architects, © Jeffrey Cheng
© Jeffrey Cheng
  • Architects

  • Location

    116, Taiwan, Taipei City, Wenshan District, Lane 13, Bǎoyí Road, 3號3樓 Taipei Municipal Library Mu-Cha Branch
  • Design Team

    I-Ju Chin, Hung-I Lin, Hung-Nan Chu, Mu-Chen Chan, Shen-Hung Chiang, Hsin-Ping Cho, Chun-Chun Yang, Fei-Chun Ying
  • Building Contractor

    Pacific Construction Co., LTD
  • Area

    3053.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Jeffrey Cheng © Jeffrey Cheng © Jeffrey Cheng © Jeffrey Cheng +37

House in Shimomaruko / atelier HAKO architects

01:00 - 9 October, 2013
Courtesy of atelier HAKO architects
Courtesy of atelier HAKO architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shimomaruko Station, 3 Chome-7 Shimomaruko, Ota, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects in Charge

    Yukinobu Nanashima, Tomomi Sano
  • Structural Engineer

    Shin’itsu Hiraoka / Hiraoka Structural Engineers
  • Project Manager

    Zaus Co.,ltd
  • Area

    63.03 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of atelier HAKO architects

Courtesy of atelier HAKO architects Courtesy of atelier HAKO architects Courtesy of atelier HAKO architects Courtesy of atelier HAKO architects +18

New Landmark in Copenhaguen / schmidt hammer lassen architects

01:00 - 9 October, 2013
© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk +8