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Schäfer Roofscape / Plasma Studio

01:00 - 11 July, 2014
Schäfer Roofscape / Plasma Studio, © Michael Pezzei
© Michael Pezzei

© Michael Pezzei © Michael Pezzei © Michael Pezzei © Michael Pezzei +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    39038 San Candido Bolzano, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Eva Castro, Holger Kehne, Ulla Hell
  • Design Team

    Peter Pichler
  • Area

    844.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Erasmus University College in Rotterdam / Erick van Egeraat

01:00 - 11 July, 2014
Erasmus University College in Rotterdam / Erick van Egeraat, © Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode +30

"Casa Futebol" Proposes a Different Olympic Legacy For Brazil's Stadiums

00:00 - 11 July, 2014
"Casa Futebol" Proposes a Different Olympic Legacy For Brazil's Stadiums, Render of the National Stadium of Brazil, based on a photograph by Tomás Faquini
Render of the National Stadium of Brazil, based on a photograph by Tomás Faquini

In these hypothetical designs entitled "Casa Futebol", Architects Axel de Stampa and Sylvain Macaux of 1Week1Project have proposed a reappropriation of Brazil's World Cup venues by inserting housing units of approximately 105 square meters into the existing structures. The designs are tailored to each stadium, allowing them to continue to operate smoothly, with part of the money raised by ticket revenue used to finance the construction and maintenance of dwellings. By either replacing part of the stands with the prefabricated units or by occupying the external facade, Casa Futebol adds a human scale to these monumental buildings.

Read on after the break for all the proposals

ECOWEEK London 2014

00:00 - 11 July, 2014
ECOWEEK London 2014

ECOWEEK in a non-governmental NGO with the mission to raise awareness on environmental issues and Climate Change and to promote the principles of sustainability. ECOWEEK has been organizing conferences and workshops across Europe that inspire and empower young architects to be active designers for the benefit of their communities.

New Study Discredits Bilbao Effect

00:00 - 11 July, 2014
New Study Discredits Bilbao Effect, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti proudly displays his pro-Lucas Twitter hastag. Image Courtesy of City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti proudly displays his pro-Lucas Twitter hastag. Image Courtesy of City of Los Angeles

Before George Lucas found a home for his museum in Chicago, the mayors of other cities were desperately vying for the honor (see Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti above). If they are still disappointed about losing out, a new study about the aftermath of building cultural centers might offer some consolation. To learn about the planning fallacies and negative outcomes often associated with these building types, check out CityLab's recap

Aix en Provence Conservatory of Music / Kengo Kuma and Associates

01:00 - 11 July, 2014
Aix en Provence Conservatory of Music / Kengo Kuma and Associates, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Design Team

    Kengo Kuma, Diego Lopez Arahuetes, Miruna Constantinescu, Natalia Sanz, Elise Fauquenbergue, Miguel Orellana, Junki Wakuda, Tristan Zelic, Magnus Casselbrant, Ioanna Angelidou, Yuki Ito, Emilie Bret, Majid Katir, Roman Martin, Dennis Cheung, Chao Chen
  • Area

    1796.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

GL Events Headquarters / Studio Odile Decq

01:00 - 11 July, 2014
GL Events Headquarters / Studio Odile Decq, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Studio Odile Decq © Studio Odile Decq © Roland Halbe © Studio Odile Decq +34

Refurbishment of Office Building / Moura Martins Architects

01:00 - 11 July, 2014
Refurbishment of Office Building / Moura Martins Architects, © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG +36

750 Cubic Meters of Extracted Concrete Turned This Nazi Bunker Into a Gallery & Home

01:00 - 11 July, 2014

In a cultural capital like Berlin, where ‘pop-up’ stores appear in abandoned warehouses, local brands emerge from stores over-run with squatters, and nightclubs rave in power plants,  it is only appropriate that an art gallery would find its home in a nearly indestructible concrete vessel. Such is the case with the “Berlin Bunker” in the heart of the fashionable “Mitte” district.

Monolithic and symmetrical, decorated only by thin strips of vertical windows on its four identical facades, this former Nazi air-raid shelter stands as a relic of Germany’s past.  Yet a closer look beyond its sharp-edged cornice reveals something unexpected: luscious green gardens and a luxurious penthouse, completed in 2007. This is the home of Christian Boros, the art collector whose private collection is stored and exhibited in the depths of the fortified bunker below.

© NOSHE Work by Thomas Ruff. Image © NOSHE © Ailine Liefeld for Freunde von Freunden © NOSHE +33

Suzhou School / BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists

01:00 - 11 July, 2014
Suzhou School / BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists, © Shu He
© Shu He

© Shu He © Shu He © Shu He © Shu He +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Architect in Charge

    James Brearley, Fang Qun, Jiang Han, ,Lin Donghui, Richard Tam, Olga Mladenovic, Nicky Chang, Mao Jie, Zhou Yinying, Chen Lei
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Gehry Unveils Designs to Extend the Philadelphia Art Museum Downwards

00:00 - 11 July, 2014
Gehry Unveils Designs to Extend the Philadelphia Art Museum Downwards, The heart of the Museum will be opened up, creating a clear sight line through the ground-floor and first-floor galleries that will greatly simplify wayfinding. Image © Gehry Partners, LLP
The heart of the Museum will be opened up, creating a clear sight line through the ground-floor and first-floor galleries that will greatly simplify wayfinding. Image © Gehry Partners, LLP

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has revealed Frank Gehry's designs for a 169,000 square foot expansion that will see the museum dig down to create a new set of galleries underneath its existing footprint. Already an unusual choice for a project whose brief called to preserve the architectural integrity of the existing building, Gehry's design is an unexpectedly muted intervention, focusing on interior rearrangement and additions that are in keeping with the 86 year-old building's aesthetic.

Perhaps the most dramatic alteration proposed by Gehry is a plan to punch a hole through the museum's famous 'Rocky steps', the iconic training location from the Rocky film series, creating a window into the new subterranean galleries; however as the $350 million project will by necessity by undertaken in stages, this intervention is likely to be a subject of discussion for some time.

More on the design after the break

A cross-section view showing the changes to the existing interior spaces and the new underground galleries. Image © Gehry Partners, LLP Lenfest Hall. Image © Gehry Partners, LLP The new underground galleries will be lit in part by a skylight in the East Terrace. Image © Gehry Partners, LLP The vaulted underground walkway, long closed to visitors, will become a space for art and events, with entrances at the north (Kelly Drive) and south (Schuylkill River) sides of the building. Image © Gehry Partners, LLP +8

Singapore SportsHub / DPArchitects

01:00 - 11 July, 2014
Singapore SportsHub / DPArchitects, Courtesy of DP Architects
Courtesy of DP Architects

Courtesy of DP Architects Courtesy of DP Architects Courtesy of DP Architects Courtesy of DP Architects +67

  • Architects

  • Location

    Singapore Sports Hub, 397718
  • Master Plan

    DP Architects, Arup, AECOM
  • Architecture-Sport Venues

    Arup Associates, DP Architects
  • Architecture-Office, retail, leisure

    DP Architects
  • Engineering

    Arup
  • Landscape

    AECOM
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of DP Architects

V Confession Agency Office / M17

01:00 - 11 July, 2014
V Confession Agency Office / M17, © U.Palmin
© U.Palmin

© U.Palmin © U.Palmin © U.Palmin Courtesy of A.Volkov +65

  • Architects

  • Location

    2-y Obydenskiy pereulok, Moscow, Russia, 119034
  • Area

    156.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    U.Palmin, Courtesy of A.Volkov

Block 32 / Tectoniques Architects

01:00 - 10 July, 2014
Block 32 / Tectoniques Architects , © On Stage
© On Stage

© On Stage © On Stage © On Stage © On Stage +23

DIY Materials Concept Wins Troldtekt Award 2014

00:00 - 10 July, 2014
DIY Materials Concept Wins Troldtekt Award 2014, Courtesy of Troldtekt A/S
Courtesy of Troldtekt A/S

115 entries from 39 countries! This was the number of architectural and design students who entered this year’s international concept competition – the Troldtekt Award 2014. The EUR 5,000 prize was won by three students from Escuela Superior de Arquitectura in Guadalajara (Mexico) for their project Troldtekt Raw. The jury was so impressed with the overall quality of the entries that three special prizes were also awarded, while a further four projects received honourable mentions.

Faber Avenue / Hyla Architects

01:00 - 10 July, 2014
Faber Avenue / Hyla Architects, © Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Faber Avenue, Singapore
  • Architect in Charge

    Han Loke Kwang, Nirun Thawornngamyingsakul, Nussara Sonsart
  • Area

    415.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Kashiwa-no-ha Open Innovation Lab / Naruse Inokuma Architects

01:00 - 10 July, 2014
Kashiwa-no-ha Open Innovation Lab / Naruse Inokuma Architects, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +19

Dubai Plans Mall of the World, the First Ever 'Temperature Controlled City'

01:00 - 10 July, 2014
Dubai Plans Mall of the World, the First Ever 'Temperature Controlled City', Temperature-controlled retail street network. Image Courtesy of Dubai Holding
Temperature-controlled retail street network. Image Courtesy of Dubai Holding

Developers Dubai Holding have announced their plans to build the 'Mall of the World' a new 48 million square foot tourist district in Dubai that will host the world's largest mall, a new cultural district, a theme park and 20,000 hotel rooms. What's more, the district's 7km street network will be covered by a retractable roof during the summer months, creating the world's first "temperature controlled city".

Read on after the break for all the details

Dubai Cultural District. Image Courtesy of Dubai Holding Dubai Cultural District. Image Courtesy of Dubai Holding Mall of the World. Image Courtesy of Dubai Holding World’s largest indoor theme park. Image Courtesy of Dubai Holding +12