House H / Smartvoll Architekten ZT KG

01:00 - 22 July, 2013
Courtesy of Smartvoll Architekten ZT KG
Courtesy of Smartvoll Architekten ZT KG

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King’s College / Spillman Farmer Architects

01:00 - 22 July, 2013
© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol
  • Architects

  • Location

    King's College, 133 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, USA
  • Managing Principal

    Daniel L. Harrigan
  • Design Principal

    Joseph N. Biondo
  • Project Architect

    Michael J. Metzger
  • Project Team

    Salvatore B. Verrastro, AIA CCS CCCA FCSI; Wayne F. Stitt, AIA; Joseph Balsamo; Clint Newton, III; Patrick B. Ytsma, RA; Randy Galiotto, Jr.; Kirk Koehler; Mark Piell; Elliot Nolter; Deirdre Kwiatek, LEED AP; Henry DelVecchio, IIDA; Kate Carter
  • Area

    31800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Paul Warchol

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Messner Mountain Museum at Plan de Corones Proposal / Zaha Hadid Architects

01:00 - 22 July, 2013
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects recently announced they are building the sixth and final Messner Mountain Museum at Plan de Corones, South Tyrol, Italy which is set to be completed in the summer of 2014. In collaboration with Reinhold Messner, one of the world’s most renowned mountaineers, as well as Kronplatz, the largest ski resort in the region, the Messner Mountain Museum (MMM Corones) is embedded within Mount Kronplatz. A composition of fluid, interconnected volumes, the 1000 sq. m. MMM Corones design is carved within the mountain and informed by the geology and topography of its context. More images and architects' description after the break.

Preservation: Not for Facades Only

00:00 - 22 July, 2013
Image © G. Widman, via VisitPhilly.com
Image © G. Widman, via VisitPhilly.com

stirring piece by the Philadelphia Inquirer Architecture Critic, Inga Saffron, calls for the preservation—both inside and out—of architecture under threat by “warp-speed gentrification.” Saffron uses as her examples two traditionally black, historic event halls, the Royal Theater and the Blue Horizon, that are “now controlled by developers who would gut their innards and insert soulless structures behind the thin veneer of their facades, a parking garage in the case of the Blue Horizon. That would leave the public with the equivalent of a cardboard cutout of the once-glamorous venues, perfect for photo-ops but lacking in architectural flesh and blood.” The article is a spirited call to preserve not just facades, but also the inner life of architecture: what, according to Saffron, makes a building vibrant and preservation-worthy in the first place.

IE's Master in Architectural Management and Design

00:00 - 22 July, 2013

IE School of Architecture & Design through its unique combination of design, innovation and management, expands the boundaries of traditional architectural education. IE welcomes students who seek challenges and aspire to become leaders in the dynamic world of architecture and design.

AD Round Up: Schools in the UK

00:00 - 22 July, 2013

In honour of the royal baby's birth, we rounded up a selection of schools in the UK. If architecture was your only criteria - where would you send the third in line to the throne?

La Casa Della Musica / Geza Gri e Zucchi Architetti Associati

00:00 - 22 July, 2013
© Massimo Crivellari
© Massimo Crivellari

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Dental Club / OOS AG

01:00 - 21 July, 2013
© Claudia Luperto & Dimitri Semko
© Claudia Luperto & Dimitri Semko
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Project Head

    Christiane Agreiter
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Claudia Luperto & Dimitri Semko

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Suurstoffi / Holzer Kobler Architekturen

01:00 - 21 July, 2013
Courtesy of Holzber Kobler
Courtesy of Holzber Kobler

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David Rockwell to Design "Talk" Theater for TED2014

00:00 - 21 July, 2013

TED has commissioned architect David Rockwell to mastermind a temporary, pop-up theater inside the Vancouver Convention Centre, designed specifically to "create an even more powerful connection between speaker and audience — and to allow the audience itself to immerse themselves more deeply in the talk.”

In an interview with Charlie Rose, Rockwell, who designed the interior of the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas and the viewing platform at Ground Zero (on which he gave the TED Talk above), expresses his enthusiasm for the project, saying: "I have spoken [at TED] and have had that experience of: your talk is influenced by how you feel in the room. The environment affects how the talk evolves.”

The theater will house 1200 attendees in tiered seating areas that curve around the stage. The layout will be entirely flexible, allowing audience members to choose from multiple seating/standing options — from leaning on rails to traditional theater seats, sofas, or floor seating.

Learn more about Rockwell’s plans for the TED2014 theater in his interview with Charlie Rose (13:15), after the break...

AD Classics: Habitat 67 / Moshe Safdie

01:00 - 21 July, 2013
Photo by Wladyslaw via Wikimedia Commons
Photo by Wladyslaw via Wikimedia Commons

Habitat 67, designed by the Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie as the Canadian Pavilion for the World Exposition of 1967, was originally intended as an experimental solution for high-quality housing in dense urban environments. Safdie explored the possibilities of prefabricated modular units to reduce housing costs and allow for a new housing typology that could integrate the qualities of a suburban home into an urban high-rise.

Reflecting on the project’s significance in “A look back at habitat ’67” Safdie stated that “Habitat ‘67 is really two ideas in one. One is about prefabrication, and the other is about rethinking apartment-building design in the new paradigm.” [1]

Photo by Ian Korn via flickr.com/photos/iankorn via ethel-baraona.tumblr.com © Jade Doskow via studio3postindustrial.wordpress.com +17

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Britten Pears Archive / Stanton Williams

01:00 - 21 July, 2013
© Hufton & Crow
© Hufton & Crow

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Cloudscapes at MOT / Tetsuo Kondo Architects + TRANSSOLAR / Matthias Schuler

01:00 - 21 July, 2013
© Tetsuo Kondo Architects
© Tetsuo Kondo Architects
  • Architects

    Tetsuo Kondo Architects · Office Profile, TRANSSOLAR / Matthias Schuler
  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Structural Engineer

    Konishi Structural Engineers
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Tetsuo Kondo Architects, Ken’ichi Suzuki, Yasuhiro Takagi

© Ken’ichi Suzuki © Ken’ichi Suzuki © Yasuhiro Takagi © Tetsuo Kondo Architects +7

House in Naruto / Naoko Horibe

01:00 - 21 July, 2013
© Kaori Ichikawa
© Kaori Ichikawa

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'Spirit of Place' – 2013 Regional Architecture Conference

00:00 - 21 July, 2013
Falcon Beach House / © Adrian Iredale
Falcon Beach House / © Adrian Iredale

Hosted by the Australian Institute of Architects Queensland chapter, the 'Spirit of Place' – 2013 Regional Architecture Conference will focus upon the unique opportunities commonly available to architects practicing regionally, responding to the unique ‘Spirit of Place’. Taking place September 6-7, "the aim of the conference is to excite and inspire the practice of architecture in regional Australia," according to the creative director of the event, architect Stephen de Jersey. The conference features an illustrious set of keynote speakers, whose work responds to this mandate. In addition, there will be a rich range of associated tours and events that explore the extraordinary locality of the Cairns region. More information after the break.

Outside Architecture + Design: Digital Design and Fabrication Workshop

00:00 - 21 July, 2013
Courtesy of Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design
Courtesy of Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design

Taking place at the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech August 5-9, the Outside Architecture + Design: Digital Design and Fabrication Workshop is offered to advanced high school students and college students completing their first year of studies in a design field. Building on the well established Inside ARCHITECTURE + Design curriculum, the laboratory/workshop is intended to provide a forum for the exploration of emerging design technologies through a one-week immersion. More information after the break.

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...