Architecture and the City Festival

00:00 - 21 July, 2013
Courtesy of AIA San Francisco
Courtesy of AIA San Francisco

Taking place September 1-30, the nation's largest architectural festival of its kind will be presented by AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design, celebrating its tenth anniversary. The Architecture and the City festival, which takes place in San Francisco every September, will feature behind the scenes walking tours, films, exhibitions, lectures and more, providing opportunities for participants to engage with the local architecture community and experience design in a myriad of ways throughout the city. From theoretical urban interventions and works in progress to civic landmarks and hidden histories, architects and designers will discuss the ways their work alters and redefines the city we call home with over 40 festival programs. For more information, please visit here.

Future Fitting / Urbanista and Lime Wharf Gallery

00:00 - 21 July, 2013
La Defense Masterplan. Image Courtesy of AWP
La Defense Masterplan. Image Courtesy of AWP

"I have a lot of big plans for the gallery, but every idea is an experiment; I don't necessarily want to enforce what it will be, but rather find out what it wants to be." This is how Thomas Ermacora described his vision of the Lime Wharf Gallery, a largely hidden series of spaces squeezed between Vyner Street and Regents Canal in the middle of Hackney's burgeoning creative quarter.

Ermacora hopes the gallery will become an "accelerator of change through culture", bringing arts, technology and social enterprise together for projects which generate optimism for the future. All of these traits made Lime Wharf Gallery the perfect space to present "Future Fitting." This evening of talks, orchestrated by Ermacora and Lucy Bullivant (editor of the new webzine Urbanista), focused on urban design that has the foresight and flexibility to deal with the needs of the future.

Read about the ideas presented at the Future Fitting event after the break...

Divercity B / Turner

00:00 - 20 July, 2013
© Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman
  • Architects

  • Location

    Waterloo NSW 2017, Australia
  • Client

    Becton
  • Site Area

    1.9 hectares
  • Gross Floor Area

    29,000 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +9

La Corredoria Health Center / díaz|rojo arquitectos

01:00 - 20 July, 2013
© Kike Llamas
© Kike Llamas
  • Architects

    díaz|rojo arquitectos (Rafael Rojo Sempau, Esteban Díaz Amunarriz)
  • Location

    Calle Alfredo Blanco, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
  • Technical Architects

    Manuel Martínez Manso
  • Project Area

    8785.95 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photography

    Kike Llamas, Courtesy of díaz|rojo arquitectos

© Cortesía de díaz|rojo arquitectos © Kike Llamas © Kike Llamas © Kike Llamas +19

The 13 Most Devastating Architecture Disasters in History

00:00 - 20 July, 2013
Image of Savar Building Collapse via Flickr © rijans
Image of Savar Building Collapse via Flickr © rijans

This article on io9 counts down the worst architectural disasters in recorded history, from the failure of Yarmouth Bridge back in 1845 to the horrific collapse of Rana Plaza in Savar, Bangladesh this April - revealing the latter as the most catastrophic structural failure in history. Read the article here.

Three Short Films on Informal Cities

00:00 - 20 July, 2013

Next City, in collaboration with AIA New York, will be presenting a series of three short films this coming Monday, July 22, about the role of informal settlements, economies and networks in rapidly urbanizing cities. As part of the Rockefeller Foundation's Informal City Dialogues, these films take viewers to Accra and Bangkok where locals are finding solutions to poverty and slum eviction. There will also be a discussion with the filmmakers at the event. The video above is one of three films that will be shown at the event, which takes place from 6-8pm EST. For more information, please visit here.

Sports Valldaura / Sulkin Marchissio SCP

01:00 - 20 July, 2013
Courtesy of Sulkin Marchissio SCP
Courtesy of Sulkin Marchissio SCP
  • Architects

  • Location

    Pavelló Municipal Valldaura, Carrer de Baltasar Gracián, 9 - 15, 08016 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Néstor Sulkin, Walter Marchissio
  • Year

    2010
  • Photography

    Cortesia de Sulkin Marchissio SCP

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Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Expansion / Cox Rayner Architects

01:00 - 20 July, 2013

VIDEO: A Look Inside The Futuro House - A Spaceship Vacation Home

00:00 - 20 July, 2013

Urban explorer The Unknown Cameraman takes us inside an abandoned Futuro House, one of the roughly hundred that were constructed in the 1960s/1970s. Shot around "various undisclosed locations in New Jersey" the video shows the futuristic saucer-shaped prefabricated dwelling made of fiberglass-reinforced polyester plastic. Matti Suuronen, the Finn who conceived of the hatched house, thought of it as the ideal ski cabin (that could be plopped down and easily removed, regardless of the roughness of a given terrain).

AA Bilbao Visiting School Open Lectures

00:00 - 20 July, 2013
© AA Visting School
© AA Visting School

The AA Bilbao Visiting School will take place from July 22nd to August 1st in the Alhóndiga Cultural Centre, Bilbao in Spain. Together with the academic activities, there are a series of open lectures that you can attend. The complete list after the break.

Schandy House / Gualano + Gualano: Arquitectos

00:00 - 20 July, 2013
© Elías Martínez
© Elías Martínez
  • Architects

  • Location

    Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Site Management

    Nicolás Percovich
  • Structures

    Alberto Catañy
  • Project Area

    450.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Elías Martínez

© Elías Martínez © Elías Martínez © Elías Martínez © Elías Martínez +12

HTBLuVA Salzburg / Kleboth Lindinger Dollnig

01:00 - 19 July, 2013
© Paul Ott
© Paul Ott

© Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott +20

Vivienda-Estudio En El Carmen / Ramón Esteve

01:00 - 19 July, 2013
© Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +10

GNRation / Carvalho Araújo

00:00 - 19 July, 2013
© Carvalho Araújo
© Carvalho Araújo

© Carvalho Araújo © Carvalho Araújo © Carvalho Araújo © Carvalho Araújo +24

Two Teams Shortlisted for 2014 British Pavilion in Venice

00:00 - 19 July, 2013
Museum of Copying, FAT's exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2012. FAT is part of one of the teams competing to design the British Pavilion for the Venice Biennale 2014. Image © Nico Saieh
Museum of Copying, FAT's exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2012. FAT is part of one of the teams competing to design the British Pavilion for the Venice Biennale 2014. Image © Nico Saieh

BD Online reports that the British Council has shortlisted two teams who will compete for the honor of curating the British Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. With Rem Koolhaas at the helm of this year's Biennale (June 7 - November 23), the selected theme will be: ‘Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014.’

6 Tips to Build Business in the Digital Age

01:00 - 19 July, 2013
Courtesy of shutterstock.com
Courtesy of shutterstock.com

This article, which originally appeared as "Clients for Life: 6 Tips to Generate Leads and Build New Business" on Autodesk’s Line//Shape//Space publication, is by Ken Micallef; it features the advise of John Beveridge, a 30-year veteran in the management-consulting industry. 

“Like most small businessmen,” Beveridge says, “I too am a small-business guy trying to compete with bigger companies, trying to generate leads.”

To that end, Beveridge stresses the importance of Internet marketing. But creating a business website is only the first step.

See Beveridge's 6 tips to building business, after the break...

'Archaeology of the Digital' Exhibition

00:00 - 19 July, 2013

Curated by architect Greg Lynn, the 'Archaeology of the Digital' exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture is currently on display until October 13. Conceived as an investigation into the foundations of digital architecture at the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s, the exhibit features four seminal projects that established bold new directions for architectural research by experimenting with novel digital tools: The Lewis Residence by Frank Gehry (1985–1995), Peter Eisenman’s unrealized Biocentrum (1987), Chuck Hoberman’s Expanding Sphere (1992) and Shoei Yoh’s roof structures for Odawara (1991) and Galaxy Toyama (1992) Gymnasiums. Videos of conversations with the architects can be viewed after the break.

Rose Lee House / Auburn University Rural Studio

01:00 - 19 July, 2013
© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

© Timothy Hursley Courtesy of Auburn University Rural Studio Courtesy of Auburn University Rural Studio Courtesy of Auburn University Rural Studio +18