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Niop Hacienda / AS arquitectura + R79

12:00 - 25 February, 2015
Niop Hacienda  / AS arquitectura + R79, © David Cervera Castro
© David Cervera Castro

© David Cervera Castro © David Cervera Castro © David Cervera Castro © David Cervera Castro + 45

#wikiD: Help ArchiteXX Add Women Architects to Wikipedia

10:00 - 25 February, 2015
#wikiD: Help ArchiteXX Add Women Architects to Wikipedia, Courtesy of Architexx
Courtesy of Architexx

Inspired by Despina Stratigakos' essay "Unforgetting Women Architects: From the Pritzker to Wikipedia," ArchiteXX has launched #wikiD, a global event to coincide with International Women's Day on March 8. With the slogan of "Women. Wikipedia. Design," #wikiD prompts people to "write into Wikipedia women designers, architects and all those involved in the creation of our environment." 

Learn more about the event and how to get involved after the break. 

London's Battersea Bridge Competition is a Symbol of a Divided City

10:30 - 25 February, 2015
London's Battersea Bridge Competition is a Symbol of a Divided City, "The Spaffy Tangle". Image Courtesy of Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership
"The Spaffy Tangle". Image Courtesy of Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership

The recent unveiling of the 74 entries to the Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge competition was undoubtedly intended to cause a media circus, hoping to emulate the furore that surrounded the much larger Helsinki Guggenheim competition when they released all 1,715 of their entries to the web in October of last year. The competition, which asked designers to propose "one of the most expressive and visible landmarks in London," is the latest in a series of  dramatic changes taking place on this stretch of the South Bank of the Thames. This new community, one of London’s most prestigious new neighbourhoods, includes Keiran Timberlake's new US Embassy and a slew of residential developments, culminating in the highly-touted renovation of Battersea Power Station, complete with accompanying buildings by Foster + Partners and Frank Gehry, and a public space by BIG.

Initial reactions to the competition entries has been mixed at best. The Guardian’s architecture critic Oliver Wainwright took the opportunity to poke light-hearted fun at a selection of designs, using his considerable powers of wordplay to dub entries with titles such as The Greenhouse Funhouse, The Spaffy Tangle, Razorwire Party Bridge, and The Flaming Mouth of Hades. Similarly, City Metric ran the news with an article titled “The 12 Most Ridiculous Designs for the New Battersea Bridge”, sparking a debate on Reddit in which users branded the projects "varying degrees of insane" and "ridiculous doodles." But beyond all this jovial name-calling, these designs are symptomatic of an unhealthy approach to wealth that London seems unable (or perhaps unwilling) to address.

"The Flaming Mouth of Hades" . Image Courtesy of Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership Courtesy of Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership Courtesy of Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership "Razorwire Party Bridge". Image Courtesy of Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership + 10

ArchiBlox Designs World's First Prefabricated Carbon Positive House

06:00 - 25 February, 2015
ArchiBlox Designs World's First Prefabricated Carbon Positive House, © Tom Ross
© Tom Ross

Australian company ArchiBlox has released its design for the world’s first carbon positive prefabricated house. Representing a new movement in ArchiBlox houses, the carbon positive house provides the option for a more environmentally-conscious design, through both reducing embodied energy that accompanies new-home construction and maintaining positive-energy production. The groundbreaking product line began its first installation on February 8 at Melbourne’s City Square.  

© Tom Ross © Tom Ross © Tom Ross © Tom Ross + 9

Kino – Rye / Jonathan Dunn Architects

06:00 - 25 February, 2015
Kino – Rye / Jonathan Dunn Architects, © Oliver Perrott
© Oliver Perrott

© Oliver Perrott © Oliver Perrott © Oliver Perrott © Oliver Perrott + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lion Street, Rye, East Sussex TN31, United Kingdom
  • Area

    220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

Sport Centre Jules Ladoumegue / Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

04:00 - 25 February, 2015
Sport Centre Jules Ladoumegue / Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes, © David Boureau
© David Boureau

© David Boureau © David Boureau © David Boureau © David Boureau + 19

Moorish Wall in Alto Albaicín / Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas

03:00 - 25 February, 2015
Moorish Wall in Alto Albaicín / Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas, © David Arredondo y Alberto García
© David Arredondo y Alberto García

© Vicente del Amo © Vicente del Amo © Vicente del Amo © Jesús Torres + 26

Sharon Fieldhouse / design/buildLAB

01:00 - 25 February, 2015
Sharon Fieldhouse / design/buildLAB, © Jeff Goldberg/ESTO
© Jeff Goldberg/ESTO

© Jeff Goldberg/ESTO © Jeff Goldberg/ESTO © Jeff Goldberg/ESTO © Jeff Goldberg/ESTO + 95

  • Architects

  • Location

    The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, Sharon School Circle, Clifton Forge, VA 24422, United States
  • Professors in Charge

    Marie Zawistowski, Keith Zawistowski
  • Student Team

    Landon Williams, Molly Vaughan, Mitchell August, Ryan Myers, Julia Vasquez, Xiao Fu, Ellie Burns, Forrest Bibeau, Mykayla Fernandes, Kellen McGinley, John Iaconis, Chanel Carter-Harris, Barbara Dior, Nancy Redenius, Tom Powers
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

5 Finalists Selected for the 2015 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture- Mies van der Rohe Award

00:00 - 25 February, 2015
5 Finalists Selected for the 2015 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture- Mies van der Rohe Award

Five projects have been selected as finalists of the 2015 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture- Mies van der Rohe Award. The finalists were selected from a shortlist of 40 projects, and over the next couple of months the jury members will visit each of the finalist projects to evaluate the buildings firsthand and gather information from the people who use them. On May 7, the architects will present their projects to the jury. The winner will be announced the following day at a ceremony at Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion.

See the five finalists after the break.

Suo-jae: The House to Uphold Myself / Studio GAON

01:00 - 25 February, 2015
Suo-jae: The House to Uphold Myself / Studio GAON, © Young-chae Park
© Young-chae Park

© Young-chae Park © Young-chae Park © Young-chae Park © Young-chae Park + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo Roh
  • Area

    65.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Courtyard House / ​Aileen Sage Architects

01:00 - 25 February, 2015
Courtyard House / ​Aileen Sage Architects, © Tom Ferguson
© Tom Ferguson

© Tom Ferguson © Tom Ferguson © Tom Ferguson © Tom Ferguson + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paddington, Australia
  • Builder

    ​Lochbuild
  • Landscape Architect

    ​Sue Barnsley Design
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Beach House at Punta Veleros / Artadi Arquitectos

01:00 - 25 February, 2015
Beach House at Punta Veleros  / Artadi Arquitectos, © Elsa Ramirez
© Elsa Ramirez

© Elsa Ramirez © Elsa Ramirez © Elsa Ramirez © Elsa Ramirez + 10

O'Donnell + Tuomey's Central European University In Budapest Breaks Ground

00:00 - 25 February, 2015
O'Donnell + Tuomey's Central European University In Budapest Breaks Ground, View from street. Image Courtesy of O'Donnell + Tuomey / Central European University
View from street. Image Courtesy of O'Donnell + Tuomey / Central European University

Work has begun on O'Donnell + Tuomey's first project in Hungary. The new collection of buildings and restoration projects for the Central European University in Budapest sits within existing courtyards in a dense area of the city. Bringing a total of 35,000m² of new space to the inner-city campus, the project consists of a new library spread across five floors, an auditorium, multiple public spaces, teaching and learning facilities, study rooms, and a café.

Roof terrace. Image Courtesy of O'Donnell + Tuomey / Central European University Internal courtyard. Image Courtesy of O'Donnell + Tuomey / Central European University Internal courtyard. Image Courtesy of O'Donnell + Tuomey / Central European University Lecture Hall. Image Courtesy of O'Donnell + Tuomey / Central European University + 12

Pani Community Centre / SchilderScholte architects

21:00 - 24 February, 2015
Pani Community Centre / SchilderScholte architects, Courtesy of SchilderScholte architects
Courtesy of SchilderScholte architects

Courtesy of SchilderScholte architects Courtesy of SchilderScholte architects Courtesy of SchilderScholte architects Courtesy of SchilderScholte architects + 34

Ito-Biyori Cafe / ninkipen!

20:00 - 24 February, 2015
Ito-Biyori Cafe / ninkipen!, © Hiroki Kawata
© Hiroki Kawata

© Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata + 9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Yasuo Imazu
  • Area

    67.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

New York to Complete First Prefabricated "Micro-Apartments" this Year

18:00 - 24 February, 2015
New York to Complete First Prefabricated "Micro-Apartments" this Year, Courtesy of nARCHITECTS / NYC Mayor's Office
Courtesy of nARCHITECTS / NYC Mayor's Office

With floor areas clocking in at as little as 260 square feet, My Micro NY housing units by nARCHITECTS are the latest singles-oriented housing option to enter the New York rental market. The modular units will be fabricated at the Brooklyn Navy Yard for stacking in Kips Bay this spring, and are projected to welcome their first inhabitants by the end of 2015.

Current New York city zoning and density rules set a minimum apartment floor area of 400 square feet, yet this regulation was waived for My Micro NY in the interests of creating more affordable housing. An inflated rental market has long posed issues for those seeking housing in the city, particularly singles and students with tight budgets. My Micro NY will create 9 stories and 55 individual apartments, whose features include 9 and 10 foot ceiling heights, Juliette balconies, and concealed storage space.

A look inside, after the break. 

Hawthorn House / Chan Architecture

18:00 - 24 February, 2015
Hawthorn House / Chan Architecture, © Folded Bird Photography – Brendan Finn
© Folded Bird Photography – Brendan Finn

© Folded Bird Photography – Brendan Finn © Folded Bird Photography – Brendan Finn © Folded Bird Photography – Brendan Finn © Folded Bird Photography – Brendan Finn + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hawthorn, Australia
  • Project Team

    Anthony Chan, Michelle Ng
  • Project Year

    2014

Video: Tour Through Trahan Architects' Sculpted Louisiana Sports Hall and Museum

16:00 - 24 February, 2015

A contemporary museum set within the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase, Trahan Architects’ Louisiana State Sports Hall of Fame and Regional History Museum is distinguished for its sculpted interior and contrasting copper facade. Watch the short film above as Spirit of Space tours through the building, capturing the museum’s historic context and central pathway.