Headquarters for Santa Fe Architects Association / Gabriel Biagioni, José Giolongo, Javier Mendiondo, Sergio Pecorari, Luis Pessoni, Ramiro Piva

00:00 - 19 July, 2013
© Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli
  • Architects

    Gabriel Biagioni, José Giolongo, Javier Mendiondo, Sergio Pecorari, Luis Pessoni, Ramiro Piva
  • Location

    San Martín 1748, S3000FRM Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Project Area

    765.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photography

    Federico Cairoli, Unknown photographer

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Bio Bio University Library / Rubén Muñoz

00:00 - 19 July, 2013
© Rubén Muñoz
© Rubén Muñoz
  • Architects

  • Location

    Concepción, Concepción, Bío Bío Region, Chile
  • Associate Architect

    Rodrigo Villalobos
  • Area

    1818.0 m2
  • Year

    2007
  • Photography

    Rubén Muñoz, Paulina Wegertseder, Francesca Vives

© Rubén Muñoz © Rubén Muñoz © Rubén Muñoz © Rubén Muñoz +26

House-K / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates

01:00 - 19 July, 2013
© Koji Sakai
© Koji Sakai

© Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai +20

Hawthorn House / AM Architecture

01:00 - 19 July, 2013
© Dianna Snape
© Dianna Snape

© Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape +22

Z53 Social Housing / MAP/MX + Grupo Nodus

01:00 - 19 July, 2013
© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
  • Architects

    MAP/MX, Grupo Nodus
  • Location

    Azcapotzalco, México D.F
  • Design Team

    Isaac Michan, Salomon Cohen, Eduardo Lorenzana
  • Area

    3650.0 m2
  • Proyect Year

    2012
  • Photography

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +19

The Courtyard House / AR43 Architects

01:00 - 19 July, 2013
© Albert KS Lim
© Albert KS Lim
  • Architects

  • Location

    Singapore, Singapore
  • Architects

    Lim Cheng Kooi, Murphy Wong, David Mok
  • Structural Engineer

    Ronnie & Koh Consultants
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineer

    Wistec Engineers & Associates
  • Quantity Surveyor

    RJ Consultants
  • Builder

    Bestec Construction
  • Area

    646.3 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Albert KS Lim

© Albert KS Lim © Albert KS Lim © Albert KS Lim © Albert KS Lim +22

Punniest Title of the Week: "Google Street Views Gets An EIFFEL"

00:00 - 19 July, 2013

And this week's "punniest" title award goes to Fast Company (there was no contest, really). Beside the pun, of course, the article itself is pretty cool, outlining how Google Street View has followed-up on their latest intrepid capture of the Burj Khalifa with the 1889 classic: the Eiffel Tower. Read the article here and check out the fun video above! 

Yongjia World Trade Centre / UNStudio

01:00 - 19 July, 2013
Courtesy of UNStudio
Courtesy of UNStudio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Wenzhou, China
  • Architects in Charge

    Ben van Berkel, Astrid Piber
  • Design Team

    Hannes Pfau, Ger Gijzen, Juliane Maier, Martin Zangerl and Sontaya Bluangtook, Amanda Chan, Albert Gnodde, Jan Kokol, Patrik Noome, Mo Lai, Jan Rehders, René Rijkers, Stefano Rocchetti, Shuang Zhang
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of UNStudio

Courtesy of UNStudio Courtesy of UNStudio Courtesy of UNStudio Courtesy of UNStudio +13

Doppio Hotel and Offices / ArchitekturConsult

01:00 - 18 July, 2013
© Franz Ebner
© Franz Ebner

© Franz Ebner © Franz Ebner © Franz Ebner © Franz Ebner +44

Social Housing in Sa Pobla / RIPOLLTIZON

01:00 - 18 July, 2013
© José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +16

How Engineering the Serpentine Almost Brought AECOM's Computers to a Halt

00:00 - 18 July, 2013
© Danica Kus
© Danica Kus

AECOM has published an article detailing the way they helped engineer this year’s Serpentive Pavilion. “A typical building might have between 1-2,000 such steel supports, and it’s estimated that the Eiffel Tower has just over 18,000 steel struts, but the Serpentine’s new pavilion has over 26,000 – each one working hard to lend form and strength…The level of detail nearly brought AECOM’s computer systems to a halt. In fact a system upgrade was required to manage the information.” On AECOM’s website you can read more about the challenges of lighting and fireproofing Fujimoto's complicated structure.

OMA Wins Miami Beach Convention Center

00:00 - 18 July, 2013
© OMA
© OMA

After months of competition, debate, and quite a fair share of controversy (from the Miami politiicans that is), OMA and South Beach ACE have beaten BIG to win the Miami Beach Convention Center masterplan. 

Despite the last-ditch efforts of the Miami politicians to keep the drama going (including a presentation on the supposed superiority of the BIG plan, due to time-sensitivity and cost-efficiency) and even the surprising revelation that negotiations with the teams had been taped (we assume to monitor corruption, as accusations of back-handed deals have haunted the vote), the Miami Commissioners approved the South Beach ACE team over the Portman-CMC team (with BIG) in a five to two vote

The 52 acre mixed-used development will not only include an iconic new convention center and hotel, but will revitalize this underutilized area of Miami Beach with a network of undulating, green spaces that integrate into Miami's urban fabric. As OMA Partner-in-charge of the project, Shohei Shigematsu, and Rem Koolhaas said in a statement: "We are thrilled to be chosen to develop one of the most significant urban districts in the US. Our design will reintegrate Miami's vital convention center with its neighbors, offering new facilities as well as amplifying the character of this exciting city."

Last month we interviewed Shohei Shigematsu about the Miami Project. Check out that interview, as well as a short video of the proposal itself, after the break...

Plaza Internacional / Gracia Studio

01:00 - 18 July, 2013
© Luis García
© Luis García
  • Architect Office

  • Location

    Ensenada, Baja California, México
  • Principal

    Jorge Gracia García
  • Collaborators

    Javier Gracia, Valeria Peraza
  • Construction

    Gracia Studio
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Luis García

© Luis García © Luis García © Luis García © Luis García +16

10 East Road / Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

01:00 - 18 July, 2013
© Chris Gascoigne
© Chris Gascoigne

© Chris Gascoigne © Chris Gascoigne © Chris Gascoigne © Chris Gascoigne +26

BESTIE / Scott and Scott Architects

01:00 - 18 July, 2013

House in Yamakawa / Naoko Horibe

01:00 - 18 July, 2013
©  Kaori Ichikawa
© Kaori Ichikawa

©  Kaori Ichikawa ©  Kaori Ichikawa ©  Kaori Ichikawa ©  Kaori Ichikawa +14

The Tower House / Gluck+

01:00 - 18 July, 2013
© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol

© Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol +20

House in Chayagasaka / Tetsuo Kondo Architects

01:00 - 18 July, 2013
©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Ken’ichi Suzuki © Ken’ichi Suzuki ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan +18