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Warehouse transformation into Visual Arts School / Matthieu Place + Thomas Raynaud

01:00 - 16 June, 2014
Courtesy of Thomas Raynaud
Courtesy of Thomas Raynaud

Courtesy of Thomas Raynaud Courtesy of Thomas Raynaud Courtesy of Thomas Raynaud Courtesy of Thomas Raynaud +11

The Levitt Pavilion / WRT - Wallace Roberts & Todd

01:00 - 16 June, 2014
The Levitt Pavilion / WRT - Wallace Roberts & Todd, © Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol

© Jeffrey Totaro © Jeffrey Totaro © Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol +14

Prodigy Network Announces Winners of 17John Crowdsourcing Competition

00:00 - 16 June, 2014
Prodigy Network Announces Winners of 17John Crowdsourcing Competition, Public Space Winner: HUB / Pierre Levesque (Roof Terrace). Image Courtesy of Prodigy Network
Public Space Winner: HUB / Pierre Levesque (Roof Terrace). Image Courtesy of Prodigy Network

Prodigy Network have selected the winners of the crowdsourcing design competitions for their 17John 'Cotel' in New York, including winners for the design of the public interior spaces and the private rooms. The Cotel concept is intended to meet the changing needs of the modern business traveler; providing living spaces somewhere between a long-term apartment and a short term hotel, but also flexible spaces that can be used for work and meetings.

The crowdsourced competitions were run via Prodigy Network's Design Lab website, and judging was conducted with a mixture of public voting and jury selection. "The winners of the 17John competition were intuitive to the needs of travelers, creative in the interactive spaces and understood the function of extended stay residences," said Prodigy Network Founder Rodrigo Nino. Read on after the break to see the winning proposals.

Public Space Winner: HUB / Pierre Levesque (Co-Working area). Image Courtesy of Prodigy Network Public Space Winner: HUB / Pierre Levesque (Lobby). Image Courtesy of Prodigy Network Private space winner: 'Weco, the Nomadic Company" / Vianney Lacotte. Image Courtesy of Prodigy Network Public Space Winner: HUB / Pierre Levesque (Co-Working area). Image Courtesy of Prodigy Network +20

Young Architects Taking Action at the Venice Biennale

00:00 - 16 June, 2014
Manuel Shvartzberg and Yolande Daniels reading the manifesto of The Architecture Lobby at the protest. Image © The Architecture Lobby
Manuel Shvartzberg and Yolande Daniels reading the manifesto of The Architecture Lobby at the protest. Image © The Architecture Lobby

Among the Venice Biennale's two-pronged approach of hype and glamour on one hand, and artistry and theory on the other, it's easy to forget that the event is one of the biggest gatherings of architects around - and as such represents a great opportunity to put the more prosaic concerns of the profession out in the open.

The New York-based Architecture Lobby took full advantage of the opportunity however, holding a protest outside the Giardini on June 7th, the Biennale's opening weekend. Through their protest, they aim to draw attention to declining working conditions in the profession, including low pay, long hours and insecure unemployment - particularly for young architects, who are the most precarious of all.

We reached out to Architecture Lobby member Tyler Survant to find out more about the Architecture Lobby's presence in Venice, and the problems facing the profession. Read on after the break for the interview. 

Exhibition / Reason & Intuition: Alvar Aalto & Ola Kolehmainen in Soane

00:00 - 16 June, 2014
Exhibition / Reason & Intuition: Alvar Aalto & Ola Kolehmainen in Soane, © Alvar Aalto Foundation
© Alvar Aalto Foundation

This summer, the art, architecture and design of Finland will be celebrated in London. Reason & Intuition - Alvar Aalto & Ola Kolehmainen in Soane is a new exhibition bringing together the finest works of an acknowledged great of international modernist architecture and design and three collections of images by an acclaimed Finnish photographer. 

Four Ways to Learn About Architecture for Free

00:00 - 16 June, 2014
Four Ways to Learn About Architecture for Free, Project example from MIT OpenCourseWare's Geometric Disciplines and Architecture Skills: Reciprocal Methodologies by Isabel Collado and Ignacio Peydro. Image Courtesy of Luisel Zayas-San-Miguel
Project example from MIT OpenCourseWare's Geometric Disciplines and Architecture Skills: Reciprocal Methodologies by Isabel Collado and Ignacio Peydro. Image Courtesy of Luisel Zayas-San-Miguel

Learning doesn't necessarily need to be formal – or expensive for that matter. Thanks to the Internet and some generous benefactors, you can further your education for free from the comfort of your own home. Top schools such as MIT and Harvard University are affiliated with free online learning resources, allowing people from all over the globe to connect and audit courses at their own pace. In some cases, these services even provide self-educators with proof for having completed courses. Keep reading after the break to check out our round-up of four free online learning resources.

Chameleon House / Petr Hajek Architekti

01:00 - 16 June, 2014
Chameleon House  / Petr Hajek Architekti, © Benedikt Markel
© Benedikt Markel

© Benedikt Markel © Benedikt Markel © Benedikt Markel © Pavel Pszczolka +20

The Vibeeng School / Arkitema Architects

01:00 - 16 June, 2014
The Vibeeng School / Arkitema Architects, Courtesy of Arkitema Architects
Courtesy of Arkitema Architects

Courtesy of Arkitema Architects Courtesy of Arkitema Architects Courtesy of Arkitema Architects Courtesy of Arkitema Architects +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    4690 Haslev, Denmark
  • Area

    6430.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Arkitema Architects

"Visibility (Imposed Modernity)" - Kosovo's Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014

00:00 - 16 June, 2014
"Visibility (Imposed Modernity)" - Kosovo's Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

"Poi piovve dentro a l'alta fantasmi." ("Then rained down within the high fantasy...") Dante Alighieri (Purgatorio XVII.25)

From the Curators. Kosovo has never absorbed modernity. Modernity has been a synonym of destruction and foreign aesthetics.

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +12

Sverre Fehn’s Drawings for Venice's Nordic Pavilion To Be Exhibited in Oslo

00:00 - 16 June, 2014
© Ferruzzi
© Ferruzzi

Norwegian architect and Pritzker Laureate Sverre Fehn’s original drawings for the Nordic Pavilion in Venice are to be presented alongside Ferruzzi’s monochromatic photographs of the building in an exhibition at the National Museum of Architecture in Oslo. Venice: Fehn’s Nordic Pavilion documents the incredible task undertaken by Fehn who, at the age of thirty-four, won the competition to design the pavilion and subsequently won international acclaim when the building was completed in 1962.

The Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. Image © James Taylor-Foster The Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. Image © James Taylor-Foster The Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. Image © James Taylor-Foster The Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. Image © James Taylor-Foster +8

Fairbairn House / Inglis Architects

01:00 - 16 June, 2014
Fairbairn House  / Inglis Architects, © Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell +29

Joseph Rykwert and Stanton Williams Included in Queen's Birthday Honours

00:00 - 16 June, 2014
Joseph Rykwert and Stanton Williams Included in Queen's Birthday Honours, Joseph Rykwert. Image © Pawel MazurI CC Krakow
Joseph Rykwert. Image © Pawel MazurI CC Krakow

Architecture critic Joseph Rykwert has been rewarded for his services to criticism by the Queen, receiving a CBE in this year's birthday honours list. The honour continues a good year for Rykwert, after being awarded the RIBA Gold Medal in September. Also included on the birthday honours list were Alan Stanton and Paul Williams, founders of the 2012 Stirling Prize-winning Stanton Williams, who each received an OBE.

The Pre-Fabricated Skyscraper & The Clean-Tech Utopia: Two Game-Changing, Sustainable Proposals in China

00:00 - 16 June, 2014

How can the city be reinvented to save the world? Chinese business magnate Zhang Yue and Finnish professor Eero Paloheimo are two men with very contrasting answers to this loaded question. Zhang Yue's answer puts trust in pre-fabricated, high-density vertical development, whereas Paloheimo envisions a built-from-scratch, clean-tech sprawling utopia. Their grand ideas, met with both skepticism and excitement, are documented in a new film by Anna-Karin Grönroos. To watch the trailer and learn more about the bold proposals, continue after the break.

4 Springs Lane / Robert M. Gurney Architect

01:00 - 16 June, 2014
4 Springs Lane / Robert M. Gurney Architect, © Maxwell MacKenzie
© Maxwell MacKenzie

© Maxwell MacKenzie © Maxwell MacKenzie © Maxwell MacKenzie © Maxwell MacKenzie +36

Internat Montceau Les Mines / X'TO Architectes

01:00 - 16 June, 2014
Internat Montceau Les Mines / X'TO Architectes, © Jérôme Beg
© Jérôme Beg

© Jérôme Beg © Jérôme Beg © Jérôme Beg © Jérôme Beg +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Montceau-les-Mines, France
  • Architects in Charge

    JY Godot, Jean Delacroix, Pierre Dumas
  • Area

    2213.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Care Campus #1 / Möhn + Bouman

01:00 - 16 June, 2014
Care Campus #1 / Möhn + Bouman, © Sarah Blee
© Sarah Blee

© Sarah Blee © Sarah Blee © Sarah Blee © Sarah Blee +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Schiedam, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    René Bouman
  • Artist

    Carol Fulton
  • Area

    1460.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

DEY House / Cagna + Wenger Architectes

01:00 - 15 June, 2014
© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher +14

Fair Concrete/La Feria Concreta: Dominican Republic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014

00:00 - 15 June, 2014
Fair Concrete/La Feria Concreta: Dominican Republic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

Under the direction of Laboratorio de Arquitectura Dominicana (LAD), the Dominican Republic's first Pavilion at the Venice Biennale explored the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and politics through the lens of the Feria de la Paz y Confraternidad del Mundo Libre (The Fair of Peace and Brotherhood of the Free World), celebrated in 1955 in Santo Domingo. The fair was an attempt by the dictator Rafael Trujillo to project to the outside world a vision of a modern country firmly under his dictatorial control.

The Fair - today the site of governmental institutions - was a turning point for Santo Domingo and modern architecture, forever altering the city and its urban limits.

Read the curators' description and take a virtual tour of the pavilion after the break.