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In Progress: Tianjin Riverside 66 / KPF

01:00 - 28 February, 2014
In Progress: Tianjin Riverside 66 / KPF, Courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)
Courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)

Courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) Courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) Courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) Courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tianjin, China
  • Design Principal

    James von Klemperer, FAIA
  • Director/Senior Designer

    Jeffrey A. Kenoff, AIA
  • KPF Project Team and Contributors

    Jeffrey A. Kenoff, Audrey Choi, Edwin Lau, Peter Gross, Ciara Seymour, Gary Stluka, Benjamin Albury; Bernard Chang; Hanna Chang; Saera Park; Shang Chen; Sarah Smith; James Kehl; Sandra Choy; Thomas Coldefy; Javier Galindo; Onur Gun; Heejin Kim; Yoojung Kim; Ming Leung; Luis Llull; Manon Pare; Charles Portelli; Samuel Schmitz; James Siow; Kristin Speth; Donald Springer; Kyle Steinfeld; Scott Wilson, James von Klemperer, Paul Katz
  • Area

    152800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)

Woesten Community Center / Atelier Tom Vanhee

01:00 - 28 February, 2014
Woesten Community Center  / Atelier Tom Vanhee, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +27

"Too Radical to Implement Yet Too Relevant to Ignore": John Hejduk's Kreuzberg Tower

18:00 - 27 February, 2014

Robert Slinger, a founding partner of Berlin-based practice Kapok, narrates the story of a building "too radical to implement and too relevant to ignore." Having lived in John Hejduk's Kreuzberg Tower for eight years, Slinger "came to understand how Hejduk’s architecture both flexibly accommodates and yet asserts a presence which resists any attempts to co-opt it. Whilst impressed by its powerful exterior presence, its austerity and frontal directness left a strangely cold impression upon me."


"A house knows who loves it." – John Hejduk

© seier+seier © Robert Slinger © seier+seier © World-3 +5

AD Classics: Pirelli Tower / Gio Ponti, Pier Luigi Nervi

05:00 - 27 February, 2014
AD Classics: Pirelli Tower / Gio Ponti, Pier Luigi Nervi, © Flickr user IK's World Trip
© Flickr user IK's World Trip

In contrast with its traditional Milanese surroundings, the Pirelli Tower is one of the earliest examples of Modern skyscrapers in Italy.  Affectionately called "Il Pirellone” (The Big Pirelli), the 127 meter tower stood as Italy’s tallest building from 1958 to 1995.  The design of the structure, led by architect/designer Gio Ponti and engineer Pier Luigi Nervi, featured a tapered plan—as opposed to the conventional rectilinear volume which was prevalent in America—encouraging greater creative freedom during a time when skyscrapers typically lacked experimentation.

Interior. Image Courtesy of Università Iuav di Venezia - SBD, Archivio Progetti, Giorgio Casali's archive Courtesy of Università Iuav di Venezia - SBD, Archivio Progetti, Giorgio Casali's archive © Wikipedia Commons user LapoLuchini © Flickr user mava +14

Topfer Theatre at ZACH / Andersson Wise Architects

02:00 - 27 February, 2014
Topfer Theatre at ZACH / Andersson Wise Architects, © Andrew Pogue
© Andrew Pogue

© Andrew Pogue © Andrew Pogue © Andrew Pogue © Andrew Pogue +24

Wolf D. Prix on Raimund Abraham: Visions in Exile or: Before we were so rudely interrupted

00:00 - 27 February, 2014
Wolf D. Prix on Raimund Abraham: Visions in Exile or: Before we were so rudely interrupted, © Tomas Riehle / Arturimages
© Tomas Riehle / Arturimages

In the early years of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, Raimund Abraham was a role model - later on a friend. On the occasion of the Austrian government "Staatspreis" awarded to Raimund Abraham, Wolf D. Prix held the speech of honor, and characterized him as one of the main representatives of the Austrian architectural approach of celebrating space.  

Russian Character International Architecture Competition

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
Russian Character International Architecture Competition

The Morton Group announces the "Russian Character" International Architecture Competition to develop the concept for a Culture & Education Center.

Competition Entry: Moscow’s National Centre for Contemporary Arts / WAI Think Tank

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
Competition Entry: Moscow’s National Centre for Contemporary Arts / WAI Think Tank, Light Performance. Image Courtesy of WAI Think Tank
Light Performance. Image Courtesy of WAI Think Tank

Reaching the second stage of the international competition to design Russia’s National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA)which was won by Heneghan Peng Architects, WAI Think Tank put forth a proposal that projects the NCCA as not just a center "for the creation, study, and support of contemporary art in Russia" but also "a building as manifesto." WAI Think Tank focused on giving a flexible autonomy to the enclosed and external spaces, designing the galleries as extensions of the city, in an attempt to design "the first archetype of Museum as City." 

Exhibition Hall: Kapoor. Image Courtesy of WAI Think Tank Children's Educational Centre. Image Courtesy of WAI Think Tank Creative Residence. Image Courtesy of WAI Think Tank Exhibition Gallery: Paintings. Image Courtesy of WAI Think Tank +25

Mozilla YVR / HCMA Architecture + Design

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
Mozilla YVR / HCMA Architecture + Design, Courtesy of HCMA Architecture + Design
Courtesy of HCMA Architecture + Design

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House For Seven People / mnm

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
© Sadao Hotta
© Sadao Hotta
  • Architects

  • Location

    Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Mio Tsuneyama, Madeleine Kessler
  • Area

    78.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Morinaka Yasuaki © Sadao Hotta © Morinaka Yasuaki © Sadao Hotta +21

Sign the Petition: Award All US Federal Projects via Open Competition

00:00 - 27 February, 2014
Sign the Petition: Award All US Federal Projects via Open Competition, The White House. Image © Karissa Rosenfield
The White House. Image © Karissa Rosenfield

A public petition that the design of new Federal building projects be awarded by open architectural competition has been submitted to the White House’s “We The People” website for consideration by the Obama Administration. The appeal proposes to give young architects greater access to the building market and needs 100,000 votes by March 24th to qualify for a response from the Oval Office. Sign the petition here

Punto Surf / Elías Rizo Arquitectos

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
Punto Surf / Elías Rizo Arquitectos, © Marcos García
© Marcos García

© Marcos García © Marcos García © Marcos García © Marcos García +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zapopan, JAL, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Elías Rizo Suárez, Alejandro Rizo Suárez
  • Project Area

    1216.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

Float House / Pitsou Kedem Architects

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
Float House / Pitsou Kedem Architects, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Design Team

    Pitsou Kedem, Raz Melamed, Irene Goldberg
  • Site Area

    2000 sqm
  • Area

    550.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Sauna Huginn & Muninn / AtelierFORTE

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
Sauna Huginn & Muninn / AtelierFORTE, Courtesy of AtelierFORTE
Courtesy of AtelierFORTE

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Viljandi State High School / Salto AB

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
Viljandi State High School / Salto AB, Courtesy of Karli Luik
Courtesy of Karli Luik

Courtesy of Karli Luik Courtesy of Karli Luik Courtesy of Karli Luik Courtesy of Karli Luik +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Viljandi, Viljandi County, Estonia
  • Design Team

    Maarja Kask, Karli Luik, Ralf Lõoke, Andro Mänd, Margus Tamm, Eva Laarmann
  • Competition Team

    Maarja Kask, Karli Luik, Ralf Lõoke
  • Area

    5900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Karli Luik

How to Design Out Democracy from Your City (A Dictator's Guide)

00:00 - 27 February, 2014
How to Design Out Democracy from Your City (A Dictator's Guide), Tahrir Square during the Egyptian revolution of 2011. Image
Tahrir Square during the Egyptian revolution of 2011. Image

In this tongue-in-cheek "Dictator's Guide to Urban Planning", the Atlantic explores the various ways that public spaces, and cities as a whole, have been used to suppress uprisings and bolster the control of authoritarian governments. Covering everything from Baron Haussmann's 19th Century Paris to the recent revolution in the Ukraine, the article reveals the fundamental relationship between public space and democracy. You can read the full article here.

Winner for the Çanakkale Antenna Tower Competition Revealed

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
Winner for the Çanakkale Antenna Tower Competition Revealed, © MIR
© MIR

Beating out an impressive shortlist of architectural heavyweights, including Sou Fujimoto ArchitectsSnøhetta, and FR-EE/Fernando Romero EnterpriseIND [Inter.National.Design] + Powerhouse Company, in collaboration with ABT, have won the Çanakkale Antenna Tower Competition to design a 100-meter Observation and Broadcast Tower for the historic city of Çanakkale in western Turkey.The tower will be completed in 2015, in time for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Galipoli.

Interestingly, this is the second design for an "iconic" antenna tower we've seen this month; you can check out Smiljan Radic's winning design for the antenna tower that will alter the skyline of Santiago, Chile here. And read after the break for IND + Powerhouse Company's description of their winning design.

Weill Cornell Medical College Belfer Research Building / Todd Schliemann | Ennead Architects

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
Weill Cornell Medical College Belfer Research Building / Todd Schliemann | Ennead Architects, © Jeff Goldberg/Esto
© Jeff Goldberg/Esto

© Jeff Goldberg/Esto © Jeff Goldberg/Esto © Jeff Goldberg/Esto © Jeff Goldberg/Esto +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    413 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021, United States
  • Design Partner

    Todd Schliemann
  • Management Partner

    Duncan Hazard
  • Project Manager

    Lois Mate
  • Project Architect

    Craig McIlhenny
  • Project Team

    Elizabeth Arnaiz, John Barrett, Matt Bissen, Barrett Brown, Colin Davis, Margaret Gorman, Frank Guittard, Katherine Huber, John Jordan, Zubair Kazi, Paul Keene, Stephen Kim, Whasook Lee, Apichat Leungchaikul, Christopher Lewis, James Macho, Nathan MaRae, Dona Orozova, Charmian Place, Graeme Reed, Allison Reeves, Patricia Salas, Adam Sheraden, Paul Stanbridge, Margaret Tyrpa, Marcela Villarroel, Ted Wagner
  • Area

    480000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs