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Armagnac / Habiter Autrement + Ateliers Jean Nouvel

01:00 - 6 January, 2014
Armagnac / Habiter Autrement + Ateliers Jean Nouvel, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bordeaux, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Mia Hägg, Sandrine Forais, Jean Nouvel
  • Project Manager

    Sandrine Forais, Stéphane Allaire
  • Architectural Consultant

    Jean-Jacques Raynaud
  • Team Members

    Mathilde Jauvin, Aimée Lau, Félix Medina, Louis Mangin, Nicolas Métro, Marcel Züger
  • Area

    5418.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +15

Hiiu Lõvi (HIIU) / Alver Arhitektid

01:00 - 6 January, 2014
Hiiu Lõvi (HIIU) / Alver Arhitektid, Courtesy of Alver Arhitektid
Courtesy of Alver Arhitektid
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tallinn, Estonia
  • Design Team

    Andres Alver, Tarmo Laht, Indrek Rünkla, Ulla Saar, Sven Koppel
  • Interior

    Iseasi (Edina Dufala-Pärn, Martin Pärn)
  • Area

    8500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Alver Arhitektid, Kaido Haagen

Courtesy of Alver Arhitektid Courtesy of Alver Arhitektid Courtesy of Alver Arhitektid © Kaido Haagen +27

GM1 House / Giovanni Moreno Arquitectos

01:00 - 6 January, 2014
GM1 House / Giovanni Moreno Arquitectos, © Andrés Valbuena
© Andrés Valbuena

© Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena © Andrés Valbuena +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Girardot, Cundinamarca, Colombia
  • Arquitecto a Cargo

     Giovanni Moreno
  • Project Area

    652.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Business Garden Warszawa Hotel / Studio Fuksas

01:00 - 6 January, 2014
Business Garden Warszawa Hotel / Studio Fuksas, © Piotr Krajewski
© Piotr Krajewski
  • Architects

  • Location

    Żwirki i Wigury, Warsaw, Poland
  • General Project

    JSK Architekci
  • Area

    14926.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Piotr Krajewski © Piotr Krajewski © Piotr Krajewski © Piotr Krajewski +26

Polyphonic / Jun Igarashi Architects

01:00 - 5 January, 2014
Polyphonic / Jun Igarashi Architects, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano +19

How We Can Design a Better System Through "Ethical Hacking"

00:00 - 5 January, 2014
How We Can Design a Better System Through "Ethical Hacking", Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner at BIG and Ida Auken, The Danish Minister of the Environment, both see a great potential in having design making sustainability desirable. Image © Lan Nguyen
Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner at BIG and Ida Auken, The Danish Minister of the Environment, both see a great potential in having design making sustainability desirable. Image © Lan Nguyen

In this article, originally posted on Grasp as "We Are All Ethical Hackers!", Kasper Worm-Petersen demonstrates how design has the ability to make the abstract tangible and create desirable activities. When that ability is used to promote sustainability and improve the state of the world great things happen and we all get a chance to become ethical hackers.

There are enough big issues to tackle in the world today. The financial crisis and the climate crisis seem almost insurmountable. And as our old habits are keeping us from adapting to the new circumstances there is a need for viable alternatives to our current way of living. At the Design for Smart Growth event held by the Global Agenda Council on Design and Innovation some interesting and promising solutions were presented. And they all had design as a key component.

The Danish Minister of the Environment Ida Auken set the scene when she discussed her engagement in environmental policies, “I was so frustrated with the image of environmental policies. That green was someone who hated life... I really want to flip it around and see how we can get people to actually want to live in a sustainable way. How can we make them desire it? And that is where designers come in. It is as easy as that.”

Read on to find out how we can be "ethical hackers" after the break.

Jinan Vanke Marketing Center / Tsushima Design Studio

01:00 - 5 January, 2014
Jinan Vanke Marketing Center / Tsushima Design Studio , © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

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

TimeLAX: A Time-Lapse Video Series of Los Angeles

00:00 - 5 January, 2014

TimeLAX travels across the sprawled city of Los Angeles, connecting some of the city’s most iconic landmarks - Disney Concert Hall, the Griffith Observatory and John Ferraro Building - with over 200 locations that reveal the true essence of the city’s fabric. 

Part 2, after the break. 

Center for Interpretation of The Battle of Atoleiros / Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos + Oficina Ideias em Linha

01:00 - 5 January, 2014
Center for Interpretation of The Battle of Atoleiros / Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos + Oficina Ideias em Linha, © FG + SG
© FG + SG

© FG + SG © FG + SG © FG + SG © FG + SG +21

house LKS / P8 architecten

01:00 - 4 January, 2014
house LKS / P8 architecten, © Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

© Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans +20

Competition Entry: 'My Iran' (Expo Milan 2015) / Akaran Architects & IRANBON

01:00 - 4 January, 2014
Courtesy of Akaran Architects
Courtesy of Akaran Architects

Akaran Architects, in collaboration with IRANBON, have been selected as one of four finalist for their proposal 'My Iran,' a pavilion representing the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Milan Expo 2015. The team will now join the other finalists to refine their ideas into a single proposal. The rectangular site (20 by 100 meters) is a 'resonant landscape,' aiming to showcase the central theme: feeding the planet, energy for life

Winners of Hong Kong 'GIFT' Ideas Competition Announced

01:00 - 4 January, 2014
Winners of Hong Kong 'GIFT' Ideas Competition Announced, First Prize: Seeding Architecture. Image Courtesy of Hong Kong Science Park GIFT Design Ideas Competition
First Prize: Seeding Architecture. Image Courtesy of Hong Kong Science Park GIFT Design Ideas Competition

Winners of the 'GIFT' (Green Innovation Future Technology) Ideas Competition in Hong Kong have been selected by a panel of judges representing Hong Kong Science Park (HKSTPC), local government, and private organizations. The winning proposals best displayed the aim of the competition: to create an innovative and iconic architecture; design a low-carbon emissions building that promotes sustainable strategies and lifestyles; nurture and uncover new local talent, and to create a scheme that unifies the Park's development.

Review the winning proposals after the break...

White Space Orthodontic Clinic / bureauhub architecture

01:00 - 4 January, 2014
White Space Orthodontic Clinic / bureauhub architecture, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe
  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Teseo, 13, 95126 Catania, Italy
  • Architects in Charge

    Tobias Hegemann & Chiara Baccarini
  • Area

    220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +10

We Need More 'Building' in Architecture School

00:00 - 4 January, 2014
We Need More 'Building' in Architecture School, Courtesy of Flickr user mr kris
Courtesy of Flickr user mr kris

"Architectural education is very abstract." Virginia Tech professors and Rural Studio alumni Keith and Marie Zawistowski sit down to talk about the importance of a hands-on experience, suggesting a fundamental restructuring of curriculums. With projects such as the Masonic Ampitheater, they — together with their students — set out to prove that somethings are simply solved by building. Read the full article here, "What Architecture Schools Get Wrong"

Drawing Shadows by Gautam Bhatia

00:00 - 3 January, 2014
Drawing Shadows by Gautam Bhatia, Courtesy of Gautam Bhatia
Courtesy of Gautam Bhatia

Gautam Bhatia is an architect based in New Delhi and one of the most well-known architectural writers in India, having written for The New York TimesOutlook magazine and Indian Express.

We live today the way we do because we know no other. Our lives fit the defined patterns of homes, streets, neighborhoods, cities. As an architect I try to understand and explore - through drawing - different possibilities of building and landscape. More and more, drawing has taken me away from the conventions of architecture, into more abstract realms. Drawing has helped define space as it doesn’t exist, and perhaps as it should. Not in a utopian way, but one that tries merely to describe a different way we may live.

St. Nikolaus / Kadawittfeldarchitektur

01:00 - 3 January, 2014
© Margherita Spiluttini
© Margherita Spiluttini

© Margherita Spiluttini © Fritz Lorber © Fritz Lorber © Margherita Spiluttini +12

William Jones College Preparatory / Perkins+Will

01:00 - 3 January, 2014
William Jones College Preparatory  / Perkins+Will, © James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography
© James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography

© James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography © James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography © James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography © James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography +24

Ga On Jai / IROJE KHM Architects

01:00 - 3 January, 2014
© Jong Oh Kim
© Jong Oh Kim
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    HyoMan Kim
  • Design Team

    Kyung Jin-Jung, SeungHee-Song, SuKyung-Jang, JiYeon-Kim, EunJin-Sin, HyeJin-Kim, WooSin-Sim
  • Area

    329.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Sergio Pirrone © Jong Oh Kim © Sergio Pirrone © Jeong Sik Mun +36