Renovation of Kazematten Bombshelters / Govaert & Vanhoutte architectuurburo

01:00 - 16 July, 2013

Necessary Hauntings: Why Architecture Must Listen to its Forgotten Women

01:00 - 16 July, 2013

Ananta Legian Hotel / Airmas Asri

01:00 - 16 July, 2013
Courtesy of Airmas Asri
Courtesy of Airmas Asri
  • Architects

  • Location

    Legian, Bali, Indonesia
  • Client

    Pt. Real Estate Perdana
  • Area

    3133.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Airmas Asri

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Chetham’s School of Music / Stephenson ISA Studio

00:00 - 16 July, 2013
© Daniel Hopkinson
© Daniel Hopkinson

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Daniel Libeskind to Design Physics Building at Durham University

00:00 - 16 July, 2013
Durham University Castle Entrance © Flickr User Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier
Durham University Castle Entrance © Flickr User Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier

Daniel Libeskind has been selected to design a new “landmark” building for Durham University’s Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics in England. The state-of-the-art facility, which will house the industry-leading Institute for Computational Cosmology and Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, is expected to “complement” the traditional buildings that surround it while serving as an exemplar for sustainable design. Completion is planned for December 2015, depending on planning permission. 

Basis Terminal Galzigbahn / Driendl Galzigbahn

00:00 - 16 July, 2013
Courtesy of Driendl Galzigbahn
Courtesy of Driendl Galzigbahn

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Birdhouse / Takato Tamagami

01:00 - 15 July, 2013
© Masaya Yoshimura
© Masaya Yoshimura

© Masaya Yoshimura © Masaya Yoshimura © Masaya Yoshimura © Masaya Yoshimura +21

Cellebroedersstraat / a2o architecten

01:00 - 15 July, 2013
© Niels Donkers
© Niels Donkers
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cellebroedersstraat, Hasselt, Belgium
  • Founder

    Haumont nv
  • Contractor

    Deholi nv , Centrum-Zuid 2607, 3530 Houthalen
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Niels Donkers

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Hotel Bergresort Werfenweng / ArchitekturConsult

01:00 - 15 July, 2013
© Helmut Lackner
© Helmut Lackner

© Helmut Lackner © Helmut Lackner © Helmut Lackner © Helmut Lackner +23

Yujin’s Jip-Soori / Moohoi Architecture Studio

01:00 - 15 July, 2013
© Kim Jae-Kwan
© Kim Jae-Kwan
  • Architects

    Moohoi Architecture Studio
  • Location

  • Architect in Charge

    Kim Jae-Kwan
  • Construction

    Kim Jae-Kwan. Lee GI-Joo, Kim Tae-Hwan
  • Area

    127.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Kim Jae-Kwan, Courtesy of Moohoi Architecture

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Mies' IBM Building Gets Lavish Refurbishment

00:00 - 15 July, 2013
© Jeffery Howe
© Jeffery Howe

Mies van der Rohe's last constructed skyscraper, the IBM building in Chicago, recently underwent a significant transformation: the modernist office building is now a 316-room luxury hotel. An interesting post on the ArchitectureChicago Plus blog weighs in on the building's history and ponders: will Mies' minimalist aesthetic be compromised by its new lavish furnishings? Read it all here. 

Mayor of London Suggests Three Potential Sites for Major Airport

00:00 - 15 July, 2013
Foster + Partners' Proposal for Thames Hub
Foster + Partners' Proposal for Thames Hub

Identifying connectivity as the key to prosperity within the 21st century, London Mayor Boris Johnson acknowledged the wider economic and regeneration potential of a new hub airport at a City Hall meeting today. 

In his speech, Johnson recommended three optimal locations for the new airport: the Isle of Grain in north Kent; Stansted; or on an artificial island in the middle of the Thames estuary. These three suggestions come as a result of a year-long, independently peer-reviewed investigation by the Transport for London, which confirmed the inability of London’s current major airport, Heathrow, to meet demands by expanding.

More on London’s future hub airport after the break...

Crux Pavilion / Pezo von Ellrichshausen

01:00 - 15 July, 2013
© Diana Quintela
© Diana Quintela

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Ascó Visitor Center / [ARQUITECTURIA] Josep Camps + Olga Felip

01:00 - 15 July, 2013
© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute
  • Architects

      Josep Camps + Olga Felip
  • Location

    43791 Ascó, Tarragona, Spain
  • Photography

    Pedro Pegenaute, Unknown photographer

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Residence in Larissa / Potiropoulos D+L Architects

01:00 - 15 July, 2013
© Charalambos Loizides
© Charalambos Loizides

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Lotte Amoje, Food Capital / Karim Rashid

01:00 - 15 July, 2013
© Lee Gyeon Bae
© Lee Gyeon Bae
  • Architects

  • Location

  • Design Team

    Juliette Hyunju Lee, Alex Loyer Hughes, Kamala Hutauruk, Mike Gibson, Mana Mohammadkhani
  • General Contactor

    Kingsmen Korea
  • Area

    900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Lee Gyeon Bae

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Light Matters: Can Light "Cheat" In Simulations?

00:00 - 15 July, 2013
Oslo Central Station. Architecture: Space Group, www.spacegroup.no. Credit: Luxigon, www.luxigon.com.
Oslo Central Station. Architecture: Space Group, www.spacegroup.no. Credit: Luxigon, www.luxigon.com.

In recent years the use of CAD and simulation programs has resulted in a new understanding of light in architecture. The drawing board and its lamp have given way to the self-illuminating monitor. The result is that concepts in architecture are now made of light from the very first mouse click.  In the visualisation process, luminous space now predominates.  

However, this begs the question: has the luminous impression (part and parcel of the perfect, rendered setting) become more important than the engineering or architectural concept itself? With the improved interplay of shades, contrast, and brilliance, can lighting actually obscure the point of a realistic simulation?

More Light Matters, after the break…

Economic&Masters Building UNAV / Juan M. Otxotorena

01:00 - 15 July, 2013
© Jose Manuel Cutillas
© Jose Manuel Cutillas

© Jose Manuel Cutillas © Jose Manuel Cutillas © Ruben Perez Bescos © Jose Manuel Cutillas +26