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De Blasio Sets 10-Year Affordable Housing Plan for NYC

00:00 - 6 May, 2014
De Blasio Sets 10-Year Affordable Housing Plan for NYC, ODA Chosen to Design Largest Affordable Housing Project in New York. Image © ODA
ODA Chosen to Design Largest Affordable Housing Project in New York. Image © ODA

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has addressed the “crisis of affordability” by implementing a five-borough, ten-year plan that will build and preserve 200,000 affordable units over the coming decade. Believing affordable housing to be part of “the bedrock of what makes New York City work,” Blasio hopes the plan will make New York, once again, “a place where our most vulnerable, our working people and our middle class can all thrive.” Review the plan in detail and check out one of the largest affordable housing projects planned for the city, here

La Grenouillère / Eva Samuel Architecte & Associés

01:00 - 6 May, 2014
La Grenouillère / Eva Samuel Architecte & Associés, © Clément Guillaume
© Clément Guillaume

© Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume +10

With my Love / Yoon Space Design

01:00 - 6 May, 2014
With my Love / Yoon Space Design, © Song Gi-myoun
© Song Gi-myoun

© Song Gi-myoun © Song Gi-myoun © Song Gi-myoun © Song Gi-myoun +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    262-3 Sancheok-ri, Jincheon-eup, Jincheon-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Yoon Seok-min
  • Design Team

    Shin Hwa-young, Lee Yong-hun, Ko Yu-ri
  • Area

    146.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Reiach and Hall to Represent Scotland at Venice Architecture Biennale

00:00 - 6 May, 2014
Reiach and Hall to Represent Scotland at Venice Architecture Biennale, The controversy around Glasgow's Red Road is one of the subjects that is crucial to Scottish Modernism. Image © Amanda Vincent-Rous
The controversy around Glasgow's Red Road is one of the subjects that is crucial to Scottish Modernism. Image © Amanda Vincent-Rous

The Edinburgh-based firm Reiach and Hall will be representing Scotland at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. The show will showcase Scotland's rich modernist heritage, featuring buildings such as Gillespie, Kidd & Coia's St Peter's Seminary in Cardross and the church designs of Reiach and Hall's founder Alan Reiach, focusing on the positive aspects of these buildings which are often seen negatively by the Scottish public. "Certainly buildings from that period get a difficult press - the stories about the Red Road flats and so on don't really help that - but we hope to explain and examine the real optimism of that period" said Neil Gillespie, Director of Reiach and Hall.

Scotland's contribution at the biennale will be based in the UK pavilion for a month-long residency, as well as a show and presentations at other locations around Venice.

Maggie's Centre Cardiff Receives Planning Permission

00:00 - 6 May, 2014
Maggie's Centre Cardiff Receives Planning Permission, Courtesy of Maggie's
Courtesy of Maggie's

A design by Dow Jones Architects for a new Maggie's Centre in Wales has received planning permission. The centre will enhance the existing cancer care facilities at Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff which provides support across South-Eastern Wales. The building sits in gardens designed by RHS Gold Medallist Cleve West, and has an intimate relationship with the surrounding landscape, with rooms that open onto woodland gardens.

Read more about the design after the break

Vame / SAOTA

01:00 - 6 May, 2014
Vame / SAOTA, Courtesy of SAOTA
Courtesy of SAOTA

Courtesy of SAOTA Courtesy of SAOTA Courtesy of SAOTA Courtesy of SAOTA +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yzerfontein, South Africa
  • Architect in Charge

    Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen
  • Area

    828.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of SAOTA

Fernández Leal 62 / Raúl Peña A. Architects

01:00 - 6 May, 2014
Fernández Leal 62 / Raúl Peña A. Architects, Courtesy of Alberto Moreno Guzmán,  Raúl Peña Arias
Courtesy of Alberto Moreno Guzmán, Raúl Peña Arias

Courtesy of Alberto Moreno Guzmán,  Raúl Peña Arias Courtesy of Alberto Moreno Guzmán,  Raúl Peña Arias Courtesy of Alberto Moreno Guzmán,  Raúl Peña Arias Courtesy of Alberto Moreno Guzmán,  Raúl Peña Arias +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    La Concepción, Coyoacán, 04020 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Project Team

    Leticia Crispín Acuña, Raúl Peña Arias
  • Structural Engineer

    Vicente Robles Jara
  • Area

    490.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Alberto Moreno Guzmán, Raúl Peña Arias

Lentpark / Schulitz Architekten

01:00 - 6 May, 2014
Lentpark / Schulitz Architekten, Courtesy of Schulitz Architects
Courtesy of Schulitz Architects

Courtesy of Schulitz Architects Courtesy of Schulitz Architects Courtesy of Schulitz Architects Courtesy of Schulitz Architects +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lentstraße 30, 50668 Cologne, Germany
  • Building Services

    Ingenieurbüro Möller, Meyer GmbH
  • Owner

    KölnBäder GmbH
  • Desing Team

    Philipp Heitger, Gustavo Oettinger, Rafael Wiglenda, Sebastian Moll, Jasmine Behzadi, Matthias Rätzel, Christian Laviola, Stefanie Blume, Roland Pabel
  • Area

    12900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Schulitz Architects

Design with Company to Erect “Many-a-chair” Monument in Miami

01:00 - 6 May, 2014
Design with Company to Erect “Many-a-chair” Monument in Miami, Winning Entry / Pavilion MMM by Design with Company. Image © Design with Company
Winning Entry / Pavilion MMM by Design with Company. Image © Design with Company

Non-profit organization DawnTown has chosen Design with Company as the winner of its second official design-build competition. The Chicago-based practice’s winning entry, Pavilion MMM (Miami Many-a-chair Monument), will tell the multicultural story of Miami through metaphor by constructing a temporary monument of recycled chairs collected from local yard sales on Miami’s Cultural Plaza. 

Video: SunnyHills at Minami-Aoyama by Kengo Kuma

00:00 - 6 May, 2014

As a part of his ongoing film series about Japanese architecture, French architect and filmmaker Vincent Hecht has created this visual exploration of SunnyHills at Minami-Aoyama by Kengo Kuma.  Designed to resemble a bamboo basket, this pineapple cake shop is built using the traditional Japanese joint technique of “Jiigoku-Gumi.”  The wooden latticework is meant to provide visual contrast with the concrete facades of the building’s neighbors.

Um House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados

01:00 - 6 May, 2014
Um House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados, © Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok +24

Mineral Springs / Superkül inc

01:00 - 6 May, 2014
© Shai Gil
© Shai Gil
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dundas, Hamilton, ON, Canada
  • Architects in Charge

    Andre D’Elia, Meg Graham
  • Area

    1000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil +10

BoxHome / Rintala Eggertsson Architects

01:00 - 6 May, 2014
Courtesy of Rintala Eggertsson Architects
Courtesy of Rintala Eggertsson Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Oslo, Norway
  • Work Group

    Sami Rintala, Dagur Eggertson, John Roger Holte, Julian Fors
  • Area

    19.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Rintala Eggertsson Architects, Ivan Brodey

© Ivan Brodey Courtesy of Rintala Eggertsson Architects © Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey +17

When Architects Build Brands: Is Architecture's Future in Advertising?

00:00 - 6 May, 2014
When Architects Build Brands: Is Architecture's Future in Advertising?, With existing expertise in graphic communication, some architects are becoming advertisers. Image © IADE
With existing expertise in graphic communication, some architects are becoming advertisers. Image © IADE

Architects have an eye for design, but do they have an eye for advertising? In Norway, for example, Snøhetta isn't just known for the Oslo Opera House but for branding some of the country's largest companies. In America, Hickok Cole Architects of Washington D.C. are working on brand identity with companies as large as Pfizer. Recently, Hickok Cole Architects launched a new advertising arm to the company -- Hickok Cole Creative. With interdisciplinary practice on the rise, one has to wonder – could the work of the architecture firm of the future not be architecture at all? Read more about Hickok Cole's transition into advertising in this article at the Washington Business Journal.

Media Architecture Biennale 2014

00:00 - 6 May, 2014
Media Architecture Biennale 2014

Architects, designers and artists meet with academia and industry, when the world’s premier media architecture event takes place on 19-22 November in Aarhus, Denmark, with a pre-event in Copenhagen.

The biennale brings together people and organizations that work with media and the built environment: With media facades, with urban screens and with buildings that communicate – be it with colorful LEDs, flashing light bulbs, or with heat-sensitive concrete that ’freezes’ the shadows of passers-by. Across professions and nationalities, participants will create and discuss the media architecture of the future. And they will investigate how media architecture shapes people’s lives in the cities of the world.

More information after the break.

Reinier de Graaf, Ma Yansong to Speak at Biennale's Greenhouse Talk

00:00 - 6 May, 2014
Reinier de Graaf, Ma Yansong to Speak at Biennale's Greenhouse Talk, Recent work from panel members. Image Courtesy of Greenhouse Talks
Recent work from panel members. Image Courtesy of Greenhouse Talks

Greenhouse Talks, an auxiliary public lecture series to the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, will take place on Thursday, June 5th and Friday, June 6th between 9:00 and 11:00am. During each session, an international panel of professionals - including the founder of MAD Architects, Ma Yansong, and the director of AMO, Reinier de Graaf - will discuss a topic pertaining to Rem Koolhaas' chosen theme for the Biennale: Fundamentals. The first day of discourse will focus on the future of the architectural profession, investigating the potential influence of the market crisis and the intersection of architecture with other disciplines. The second will reflect on the representation of architecture, considering the Western practice of exhibiting architecture projects in museums, institutes, and biennial events and what this practice's adoption might mean for the East. For the full list of panel members and event details, read on after the break.

AD Round Up: Portugal's Micro-Hotels

00:00 - 5 May, 2014
AD Round Up: Portugal's Micro-Hotels, The Tree Snake Houses - A New, Smaller Trend In Hospitality Architecture. Image © Ricardo Oliveira Alves
The Tree Snake Houses - A New, Smaller Trend In Hospitality Architecture. Image © Ricardo Oliveira Alves

This Financial Times article describes the Post-Recession paradigm shift occurring in Portuguese architecture -- from construction to landscape, large to small. Pritzker Prize winners Alvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura have been leading this "micro" trend, designing hotels with exceptional materiality and craft. We've decided to round up some of these extraordinary structures, including: Casa Na Areia and Cabanas no Rio by Aires MateusJorge Sousa Santos’ Rio do Prado, the Ecork Hotel by Jose Carlos Cruz and Villa Extramuros by Jordi Fornells. Last but not least, is ArchDaily’s building of the year for hospitality architecture -- the Tree Snake Houses from father Luís Rebelo de Andrade and son Tiago Rebelo de Andrade.

Parure House / Architects EAT

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
© James Coombe
© James Coombe