Forest in the Space / Hiroyuki Arima + Urban Fourth

01:00 - 18 July, 2013

UNStudio Wins Yongjia World Trade Center Competition in Wenzhou

00:00 - 18 July, 2013
© moka-studio
© moka-studio

Dutch architecture firm UNStudio has announced that their proposal for the Yongjia World Trade Center Competition has been selected as the winning entry. Unlike the typical world trade center—which usually represents only a concentration business or financial programs—UNStudio has incorporated recreational and cultural facilities and residential units into their plan. For the site in the riverside city of Wenzhou, located in the southeastern Zhejiang province of China, UNStudio identified the driving force behind the project as the "notion of precious objects on a tray...where the continuous podium landscape occupies the entire site and serves as a tray-like, green plain for the towers."

The Images of Architects / Valerio Olgiati

01:00 - 18 July, 2013

Ask Richard Rogers Anything (For One Hour Only)

00:00 - 18 July, 2013
© 2013 Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners LLP
© 2013 Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners LLP

Tomorrow (July 19th) at 1pm GMT, The Guardian will be hosting a live webchat with renowned English architect Richard Rogers. The soon to be 80-year old has already begun celebrating with a retrospective exhibition on his work at the Royal Academy. You can keep the Rogers-fest going by heading to The Guardian's site and posting your questions in the comments section. The next day, you'll be able to see responses from the architect himself. So, what would you ask Rogers? 

Xuhui Binjian Media City 188S-G-1 Tower and Podium Winning Proposal / Aedas

01:00 - 18 July, 2013
Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Aedas recently won the competition to design Xuhui Binjian Media City 188S-G-1 Tower and Podium with their very dynamic and unique shaped proposal. Located in Shanghai, their tower begins with an extruded rectangular plan, and independent from the podium, meets the ground to allow circulation around its base. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Locomotive Ranch Trailer Home / Andrew Hinman Architecture

01:00 - 17 July, 2013
© Paul Bardigjy
© Paul Bardigjy

© Paul Bardigjy © Paul Bardigjy © Paul Bardigjy © Paul Bardigjy +18

Apex / Turner

00:00 - 17 July, 2013
© Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +10

Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum / Cox Rayner Architects

00:00 - 17 July, 2013
© Christopher Frederick Jones
© Christopher Frederick Jones

© Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick Jones / Angus Martin Photography © Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick Jones +13

The Hermit Houses - Abé / The Cloud Collective

01:00 - 17 July, 2013
Courtesy of The Cloud Collective
Courtesy of The Cloud Collective
  • Architects

  • Location

    The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Daniël Venneman, Mark van der Net
  • Area

    14.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of The Cloud Collective

Courtesy of The Cloud Collective Courtesy of The Cloud Collective Courtesy of The Cloud Collective Courtesy of The Cloud Collective +18

Malecon Castilla House / David Mutal Arquitectos

01:00 - 17 July, 2013
© Gonzalo Cáceres
© Gonzalo Cáceres

© Gonzalo Cáceres © Gonzalo Cáceres © Gonzalo Cáceres © Gonzalo Cáceres +16

Humanitas / FTA Filippo Taidelli Architetto

00:00 - 17 July, 2013
Courtesy of FTA
Courtesy of FTA
  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Alessandro Manzoni, 56, 20089 Rozzano MI, Italy
  • Consultant

    Rossi Bianchi Lightning Design, Terzini Ingegneria, Tecva Srl., Tecno Impianti 2000, Area 68, Metalsigma
  • Client

    Humanitas
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of FTA

Courtesy of FTA Courtesy of FTA Courtesy of FTA Courtesy of FTA +22

Rhine Falls Visitor Center / Leuppi & Schafroth Architekten

00:00 - 17 July, 2013
© Roger Frei
© Roger Frei

© Roger Frei © Mark Röthlisberger © Mark Röthlisberger © Roger Frei +14

Video: Steven Holl on Columbia University's Campbell Sports Center

00:00 - 17 July, 2013

Legendary American architect Steven Holl has collaborated again with Spirit of Space to produce two short videos on the recently completed Campbell Sports Center in New York City. While always compelling to hear an architect discuss a project, these videos integrate the architect's narration with different dynamic shots of the building's detail and context, thus truly immersing the viewer in the project. 

The first video (above) features Steven Holl and senior partner Chris McVoy explaining the project's inspiration, design concept and program; simultaneously, the filmmakers take us into the space and show how the new athletic facility is being used by the student athletes. The second, shorter, video (after the break) shows the building in the city, revealing the fascinatingly complex relationship between the passing subway cars, the field hockey players, the movement of shadows and the building itself.

See the second video, after the break...

+ POOL Hits Goal, Becomes Largest Civic Project Ever Kickstarted

00:00 - 17 July, 2013
© Family, PlayLab
© Family, PlayLab

+ POOL, the project (initiated by a duo of young architects) to float a public swimming pool in New York's Hudson River, has reached its latest kickstarter goal - making it the largest civic project to ever be crowdfunded online. As Architizer's Karen Wong reports, it's a remarkable gamechanger for architects (a profession where success often comes well into one's golden years) as well as public space in general: "It's a resounding demonstration of the public’s belief in young architects to rethink public space and manifest the untapped capital of waterways to benefit the common good." Read the full article here

Heavybit Industries / IwamotoScott Architecture

01:00 - 17 July, 2013
© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte
  • Architects

  • Location

    325 9th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
  • Project Team

    Sean Canty, Chretian Macutay
  • Design-Build Installation Leaders

    Ryan Beliakof (Rope Room), Juliana Raimondi (HexCell Fabric), Kelvin Huang (HexCell Steel)
  • Assistants

    Anne Schneider, Will DiMichele, Cooper Jones
  • Photographs

    Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte +19

Chopsticks / studio VASE

01:00 - 17 July, 2013
© Woo-Jin Park
© Woo-Jin Park

© Woo-Jin Park © Woo-Jin Park © Woo-Jin Park © Woo-Jin Park +51

Evernote / Studio O+A

01:00 - 17 July, 2013
© Jasper Sanidad
© Jasper Sanidad
  • Architects

  • Location

    305 Walnut St, Redwood City, CA 94063, USA
  • Design Team

    Primo Orpilla, Verda Alexander, Clem Soga, Denise Cherry, Perry Stephney, Elizabeth Guerrero, David Hunter, Emily Brooks, Kroeun Dav, Alfred Socias, Sarunya Wongjodsri, Alma Lopez, Caren McDonald, Olivia Ward, Jeorge Jordan
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Jasper Sanidad

© Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad +24

From Industrial to Artisan: Modernism’s Sleight-of-Hand

01:00 - 17 July, 2013
Figure 1. On the left, mass-produced Art Nouveau silver jewelry box by P. A. Coon, 1908. On the right, hand-made Machine Aesthetic silver teapot by C. Dresser, 1879. Drawing by Nikos Salingaros.
Figure 1. On the left, mass-produced Art Nouveau silver jewelry box by P. A. Coon, 1908. On the right, hand-made Machine Aesthetic silver teapot by C. Dresser, 1879. Drawing by Nikos Salingaros.

This figure was published on April 2013 in the article “How Modernism Got Square” co-authored with Michael Mehaffy. It has been reproduced several times when reprinting the original article, and in essays by other authors who discuss our ideas. 

And yet, the above figure subsequently re-appears with a new accompanying caption that completely reverses the facts and switches our original message. Well-meaning editors and authors chose the new caption “From Artisan to Industiral” (first here, and then again on ArchDaily), which conforms to the modernist orthodoxy on the evolution of historical design styles. They are in no way pushing modernism (being interested instead in my criticism of modernist design): it’s simply that the dogma is so pervasive in our civilization that the mislabeling becomes automatic, a conditioned response.