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Schuurman Group / Bekkering Adams Architects

01:00 - 20 July, 2014
Schuurman Group / Bekkering Adams Architects , © Digi Daan
© Digi Daan

© Christian Richters © Digi Daan © Digi Daan © Digi Daan +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fluorietweg 29, Boekelermeer, 1812 RR Alkmaar, The Netherlands
  • Project Architect

    Juliette Bekkering, Monica Adams
  • Design Team

    Frank Venhorst, Vincent Hector, Lukas Heiniger, Michel Leunis, Paul Michielsen, Sander van Schaik, Albert-Jan Vermeulen, Manuel Aust
  • Client

    Schuurman Group
  • Area

    9105.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Critical Round-Up: The 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist

00:00 - 20 July, 2014
Critical Round-Up: The 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist, Though O'Donnell + Tuomey's Building for the LSE is not the bookie's favourite, many critics feel it is most deserving of the Stirling Prize. Image © Dennis Gilbert
Though O'Donnell + Tuomey's Building for the LSE is not the bookie's favourite, many critics feel it is most deserving of the Stirling Prize. Image © Dennis Gilbert

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has now announced the six projects that form this year's Stirling Prize Shortlist, the award that is the ultimate prize for any British building. As the RIBA's most publicly prominent award, the Stirling Prize is often a prime demonstration of the tension between architecture that is widely appreciated by the general populace, and that which is lauded by architectural critics and practitioners.

This year is no exception, with perhaps the country's highest-profile project in years - the Shard - just part of the controversy. What did the critics make of the RIBA's selection? Find out after the break.

Joan Maragall Library / BCQ Arquitectura

01:00 - 20 July, 2014
Joan Maragall Library  / BCQ Arquitectura, © Ariel Ramirez
© Ariel Ramirez

© Ariel Ramirez © Ariel Ramirez © Ariel Ramirez © Ariel Ramirez +23

Terrace-House in El Limón / Villar Watty Arquitectos

01:00 - 20 July, 2014
Terrace-House in El Limón / Villar Watty Arquitectos, © Diego Serratos
© Diego Serratos

© Diego Serratos © Diego Serratos © Diego Serratos © Diego Serratos +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jalisco, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Gerardo Villar Watty y Alberto Villar Watty
  • Design Team

    Daniel Villanueva, Paola García
  • Project Area

    263.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Diego Serratos

Dashun Pavilion / Pro-Form Architects

01:00 - 19 July, 2014
Dashun Pavilion / Pro-Form Architects, © LV Hengzhong
© LV Hengzhong

© LV Hengzhong © LV Hengzhong © LV Hengzhong © LV Hengzhong +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

    WANG Fangji, YIN Wei, SONG Zhuoer, XIAO Xiao, NIE Xin
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Lyceum Schravenlant / LIAG Architects

01:00 - 19 July, 2014
Lyceum Schravenlant / LIAG Architects, © Moni van Bruggen
© Moni van Bruggen

© Moni van Bruggen © Sebastiaan Knot © Moni van Bruggen © Sebastiaan Knot +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hugo de Grootstraat 4, 3119 HA Schiedam, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Thomas Bögl, Erik Schotte, Carina Nørregaard, Wouter Oostendorp, Peter Donkers, Thomas Witteman, Arie Aalbers
  • Area

    6150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Emerging Practices in India: SPASM Design Architects

00:00 - 19 July, 2014
Emerging Practices in India: SPASM Design Architects, House at Alibaug. Image Courtesy of SPASM
House at Alibaug. Image Courtesy of SPASM

Indian Architect & Builder, through a two-part series titled ‘Practices of Consequence’ (Volumes I and II) delves deeper into contemporary Indian practices that have carved a unique identity and place for themselves in the country today. This article, part of the first volume of the series, takes a closer look at SPASM, a Mumbai-based firm.

An emerging practice, SPASM has a unique and rigorous approach towards architecture. Headed by Sanjeev Panjabi and Sangeeta Merchant, the studio has designed and executed projects of varying scale and character.  Experimental in terms of materiality, technical innovations and construction, SPASM’s architecture is imagined in great detail – both technical and experiential. Their work in both India and East Africa is responsive to the context of its locations. Indian Architect & Builder’s interview with the founders, after the break…

Staircase detail: Khadakvalsa House, Pune. Image Courtesy of SPASM Ahmedabad House (3D Visual). Image Courtesy of SPASM House at Alibaug. Image Courtesy of SPASM House at Alibaug. Image Courtesy of SPASM +17

What Urbanists Can Learn From Low-Income Neighborhoods

00:00 - 19 July, 2014
What Urbanists Can Learn From Low-Income Neighborhoods, Courtesy of Metropolis Magazine
Courtesy of Metropolis Magazine

"For the most part, the way urbanists view black neighborhoods (and other low-income neighborhoods and communities of color) are as problems that need to be fixed. At the heart of what I want to say is what can we as urbanists learn from these neighborhoods?" So asks Sara Zewde, a landscape architecture student at Harvard's Graduate School of Design and this year's Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Olmsted Scholar, in a fascinating profile on Metropolis Magazine. Read more about Zewde and her work here.

GRAN - Passive House Skatchkoff / HUB

01:00 - 19 July, 2014
GRAN - Passive House Skatchkoff / HUB, © Sarah Blee
© Sarah Blee

© Sarah Blee © Sarah Blee © Sarah Blee © Sarah Blee +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kortrijk, Belgium
  • Design Team

    Futureproofed, BAS
  • Commissioner

    Ms. Skatchkoff
  • Area

    140.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

Smiljan Radic’s Serpentine Pavilion / Images by Hufton+Crow

01:00 - 19 July, 2014
Smiljan Radic’s Serpentine Pavilion / Images by Hufton+Crow, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

Photography studio Hufton+Crow is the latest to capture the 2014 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, designed by Chilean architect Smiljan Radic. Step inside this glass-fibre reinforced plastic shell with Hufton+Crow’s photos after the break. 

© Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow +36

House in Peñalolén / Planmaestro

01:00 - 19 July, 2014
House in Peñalolén / Planmaestro, © Alejandro Galarce, Mathias Jacob
© Alejandro Galarce, Mathias Jacob

© Alejandro Galarce, Mathias Jacob © Alejandro Galarce, Mathias Jacob © Alejandro Galarce, Mathias Jacob © Alejandro Galarce, Mathias Jacob +29

JA 94: Learning from the Neighborhood

00:00 - 19 July, 2014
JA 94: Learning from the Neighborhood

Since the mid-20th century, Japan's postwar capitalism promoted home ownership, and extensive residential areas were developed around every major city for 70 years. Each area is an aggregation of individual houses – in other words an aggregation of different architectural characteristics and a mixture of residents with their own personalities.

Among the photographs of house exteriors published in the issues of Shinkenchiku and Jutakutokushu since 2001, we selected those that show the relationship between the home and its surroundings. In this issue, we feature the images with an analysis of what "Compositional Factor" of what "Element" has undergone what kind of "Manipulation".

Casa M / Estudio Aire

01:00 - 19 July, 2014
Casa M / Estudio Aire, © Walter Salcedo
© Walter Salcedo

© Walter Salcedo © Walter Salcedo © Walter Salcedo © Walter Salcedo +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rosario, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
  • Architect in Charge

    Juan Germán Guardati, Román Renzi, Virginia Kahanoff
  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Mayor of London Unveils Three Visions for the Future of Heathrow

00:00 - 19 July, 2014
Mayor of London Unveils Three Visions for the Future of Heathrow, 'Romance of the Sky' proposal / Hawkins\Brown. Image © Factory Fifteen
'Romance of the Sky' proposal / Hawkins\Brown. Image © Factory Fifteen

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has unveiled three proposals to redevelop Heathrow Airport into 'Heathrow City,' a new town occupying the site that according to one study "could provide 90,000 jobs and 80,000 homes" in West London. Developed in parallel with Foster + Partners' proposal to create a new airport in the Thames Estuary, the three possible designs are part of a plan that Johnson believes will not only improve the capital's aviation capacity, but also the quality of living in the area around the existing Heathrow Airport.

The three proposals, by Rick Mather Architects, Hawkins\Brown and Maccreanor Lavington, all take very different approaches to the brief, which was to create a mixed use residential and commuter town, with a focus on education and technology industries. Find out more about the three different proposals after the break.

'The Transforming City' proposal / Rick Mather Architects. Image © Rick Mather Architects Courtesy of the Mayor of London's Office 'The Transforming City' proposal / Rick Mather Architects. Image © Rick Mather Architects Courtesy of the Mayor of London's Office 'Romance of the Sky' proposal / Hawkins\Brown. Image © Factory Fifteen 'Romance of the Sky' proposal / Hawkins\Brown. Image © Factory Fifteen +8

Nuestra Señora del Rosario School Renovation / Martin Lejarraga

01:00 - 18 July, 2014
Nuestra Señora del Rosario School Renovation  / Martin Lejarraga, © David Frutos | BISimages
© David Frutos | BISimages

© David Frutos | BISimages © David Frutos | BISimages © David Frutos | BISimages © David Frutos | BISimages +23

Training Center in Cambrils / Víctor Pujol Hugas

01:00 - 18 July, 2014
Training Center in Cambrils / Víctor Pujol Hugas, © Mikel Muruzábal
© Mikel Muruzábal

© Mikel Muruzábal © Mikel Muruzábal © Mikel Muruzábal © Mikel Muruzábal +30

The Santi Cosma e Damiano Parochial Centre / SCAU

01:00 - 18 July, 2014
The Santi Cosma e Damiano Parochial Centre / SCAU, © Moreno Maggi
© Moreno Maggi

© Moreno Maggi © Moreno Maggi © Moreno Maggi © Moreno Maggi +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Provinciale Santa Maria Ammalati, 95024 Acireale Catania, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Angelo Vecchio
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Childcare Centre in Lomme / Colboc Franzen & Associés

01:00 - 18 July, 2014
Childcare Centre in Lomme / Colboc Franzen & Associés, © Stephan Lucas
© Stephan Lucas

© Stephan Lucas © Stephan Lucas © Olivier Wogenscky © Stephan Lucas +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    780 Avenue de Dunkerque, 59160 Lille, France
  • Partners in Charge

    Benjamin Colboc, Manuela Franzen, Arnaud Sachet
  • Design Team

    Ulrich Faudry, Guillaume Choplain
  • Area

    1277.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs