Espace St-Denis / Anne Sophie Goneau

01:00 - 25 October, 2013
Espace St-Denis / Anne Sophie Goneau, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +24

Why Hollywood Needs to Change its Conception of "The Architect"

00:00 - 25 October, 2013
Why Hollywood Needs to Change its Conception of "The Architect", Courtesy of Kathryn Anthony, Robert Deering & Curt Pratt
Courtesy of Kathryn Anthony, Robert Deering & Curt Pratt

Writers, directors, producers, and actors in the Hollywood film industry play major roles in shaping how millions around the world perceive architects and the architectural profession. Television shows, too, create stereotypes of professions that are repeatedly drummed into the brain with each successive episode. Both make long-lasting impacts that may encourage or dissuade young people from pursuing architecture as a career.

Iwan Baan on Light and the Louvre Lens

00:00 - 25 October, 2013

Most architects are familiar with the work of Iwan Baan, the eminent photographer who has documented some of the most famous buildings of our time. But what you may not know is that Baan had not originally intended to photograph architecture. Had it not been for a chance meeting with Rem Koolhaas, things may have turned out quite differently. 

In the video above, Baan speaks with ERCO at the Louvre Lens, a SANAA-designed offshoot of the Paris Louvre located in a small mining town in the north of France. As he traipses around the museum's campus, he speaks about everything from his approach to photography (one that is less wrapped up in architecture than you might think) to the importance and transformative properties of light . 

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +9

Nesher Memorial / SO Architecture

01:00 - 25 October, 2013
Nesher Memorial / SO Architecture, © Shai Epstein
© Shai Epstein
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nesher, Israel
  • Project Team

    Shachar Lulav, Oded Rosenkier, Alejandro Feinerman, Tomer Nahshon, Samer Hakim
  • Area

    118.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein +25

Venice Biennale 2014: Australia to Showcase 11 Unbuilt Projects

01:00 - 25 October, 2013
Venice Biennale 2014: Australia to Showcase 11 Unbuilt Projects, Tower Skin. Image Courtesy of LAVA
Tower Skin. Image Courtesy of LAVA

Australia’s creative team for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennalefelix._Giles_Anderson+Goad, has announced 11 unrealized projects that will be showcased as part of the Augmented Australia 1914-2014 exhibition. Ranging from an inner-city cathedral to a treetop activist shelter, the country-wide selection of projects will be brought to life using three-dimensional augmented models, images, voice overs and animations.

Zaha Hadid’s 2020 Olympic Stadium to Be "Scaled Down"

01:00 - 25 October, 2013
Zaha Hadid’s 2020 Olympic Stadium to Be "Scaled Down", © ZHA
© ZHA

UPDATE: The Washington Post reports that Japan's minister of education, Hakubun Shimomura, has announced a plan to trim the budget proposed for the Olympic stadium (now expected to cost $3 billion) designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. While he did not reveal the details of the scale-down, he maintained that the "design concept will be kept." 

Pritzker Prize laureate Fumihiko Maki has rallied together a number of Japanese architects - including Sou Fujimoto, Toyo Ito and Kengo Kuma - to oppose the massive scale of Zaha Hadid’s competition-winning National Stadium. Planned to be Tokyo’s main venue for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games, Hadid’s 290,000 square meter stadium is accused of being “too big and too artificial” for the surrounding context. 

Chelles Multimedia Library / Atelier Novembre Architecture

01:00 - 25 October, 2013
© Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +24

naturum Kosterhavet / White Arkitekter

01:00 - 25 October, 2013
naturum Kosterhavet / White Arkitekter, © Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ekenäs, Sweden
  • Design Team

    Ulla Antonsson, Mattias Lind, Agne Revellé, Magnus Bunner, Magnus Gustavsson, Anders Åkeflo, Mathias Nilsson, Pär Andreasson, Anna Graaf, Karin Sjödin, Andreas Laessker
  • Building Client

    Naturvårdsverket, Anders Bergquist
  • Structural Engineering

    ELU
  • Mechanical Services

    DELTAte
  • Electrical planning

    Oveko Elkonsult
  • Fire consult

    Bengt Dahlgren
  • Acoustics

    WSP Sverige
  • Geotechnics

    Bohusgeo
  • Landscape Planning

    White arkitekter
  • Construction manager

    Ramböll Sverige
  • Building contractor

    Byggnadsfirman Mattsson och Nilsson/Erlandsson Bygg
  • Area

    705.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman +18

MAST Foundation / Labics

01:00 - 25 October, 2013
MAST Foundation / Labics, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bologna, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Maria Claudia Clemente, Francesco Isidori
  • Design Team

    Chiara Capriulo e Carolina Bajetti (project architects), Leonardo Consolazione, Francesca Delicato, Giuditta Milano, Andrea Ottaviani, Luigi Panetta, Dominique Réthans, Maria Adele Savioli, Elisa Villani.
  • Structural

    Proges Engineering
  • Mechanical and Electrical

    Hilson Moran
  • Landscape

    aarch. Paolo Pejrone
  • Area

    25000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters +15

Placid Mogan Cottage / genarchitects

01:00 - 25 October, 2013
Placid Mogan Cottage  / genarchitects, © Hou Bowen
© Hou Bowen
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Kong Rui, Fan Beilei
  • Interior Designer

    Jia Shaojie
  • Landscape Architect

    Wang Xuanpeng
  • Area

    1055.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Hou Bowen © Hou Bowen © Hou Bowen © Hou Bowen +29

The Iron Foundry / LINK Arkitektur

01:00 - 25 October, 2013
The Iron Foundry / LINK Arkitektur, © Hundven-Clements to Hundven-Clements Photography
© Hundven-Clements to Hundven-Clements Photography

© Hundven-Clements to Hundven-Clements Photography © Hundven-Clements to Hundven-Clements Photography © Hundven-Clements to Hundven-Clements Photography © Hundven-Clements to Hundven-Clements Photography +21

Fameline Properties / Vardastudio Architects and Designers

00:00 - 25 October, 2013
Fameline Properties / Vardastudio Architects and Designers, © Creative Photo Room
© Creative Photo Room

© Creative Photo Room © Creative Photo Room © Creative Photo Room © Creative Photo Room +14

Hasselt Court of Justice / J. Mayer H. Architects + a2o architecten + Lens°Ass architecten by Hufton+Crow

01:00 - 24 October, 2013
Hasselt Court of Justice / J. Mayer H. Architects + a2o architecten + Lens°Ass architecten by Hufton+Crow, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

The Hasselt Court of Justice will be one of the two high-rise buildings that are part of the restructured former railway station. The site will include a park, public buildings, offices, hotels and urban residential blocks. Designed by J. Mayer H. Architects, along with a2o architecten and LensºAss architecten, the courthouse references in the design process refer both to the image of the “tree”, the hazelnut trees in the City of Hasselt’s coat of arms, and steel structures in the once industrial- and Art Nouveau-influenced area.

Hufton+Crow have shared with us these amazing photos of the project. More after the break.

© Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow +36

AA DLAB 2013: Light Forest

00:00 - 24 October, 2013
AA DLAB 2013: Light Forest, Light Forest installation, AA DLAB: Blue, London / Hooke Park, July - August 2013 (photo: Elif Erdine)
Light Forest installation, AA DLAB: Blue, London / Hooke Park, July - August 2013 (photo: Elif Erdine)

Light Forest is the final working prototype of the Architectural Association (AA) DLAB Visiting School, which took place in AA London and AA Hooke Park, a 350-acre working forest in Dorset, south west England, where the AA has a small educational facility centred on a woodworking workshop.

Espacio Portalet / Magén Arquitectos

01:00 - 24 October, 2013
Espacio Portalet / Magén Arquitectos, Courtesy of Magén Arquitectos
Courtesy of Magén Arquitectos

Magén Arquitectos have recently proposed a new cultural center called "Espacio Portalet" for the mountainous pass on the border between Spain and France. Their design proposal aims to evoke cultural memory and to highlight the impressive landscape context of the Pyrenees. 

Keep reading for more.

AD Classics: Rogers House / Richard & Su Rogers

01:00 - 24 October, 2013
AD Classics: Rogers House / Richard & Su Rogers, © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners LLP
© Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners LLP

The Rogers House, designed by Richard and Su Rogers in 1968, is one of the lesser known architectural works from the master who went on to design the Centre Pompidou in Paris with Renzo Piano. The house, which represented British Architecture at the 1967 Paris Biennale, was commissioned by Rogers' parents and was granted Grade II* Listing in February 2013 - a rare accolade for a building so recent - cementing its importance in the architectural heritage of the United Kingdom.

Described by Rogers as "the most successful small project I've been involved in", the house carefully balances the openness of shear glass facades with the need to provide his parents with privacy and seclusion - a task made harder by the building's location, just a short walk from Wimbledon Village in central London. Incorporated within the design is a separate flat and pottery studio which were positioned to provide a sound barrier between the house of the adjacent road. It is, essentially, "a transparent tube with solid boundary walls".

© Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners LLP © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners LLP © Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker +33

Rest hole in the University of Seoul / UTAA

01:00 - 24 October, 2013
Rest hole in the University of Seoul / UTAA, © Jin Hyo-suk
© Jin Hyo-suk
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jeonnong-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Design Team

    UTAA, architectural students of the University of Seoul. (Lee Sang-myeong, Ha Ki-seong, Baek Jong-ho)
  • Area

    180.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Jin Hyo-suk, Courtesy of UTAA, Kim Yong-soon

© Jin Hyo-suk © Jin Hyo-suk © Jin Hyo-suk Courtesy of UTAA +21

NBBJ's Biodome for Amazon Approved by Seattle Design Board

00:00 - 24 October, 2013
NBBJ's Biodome for Amazon Approved by Seattle Design Board, © NBBJ
© NBBJ

The City Design Review Board has approved NBBJ’s tri-sphere biodome planned for Amazon’s downtown Seattle headquarters. Reaching up to 95 feet, the glass cluster of “Spheres” was designed to create an alternative work environment within the 3.3 million-square-foot office and retail campus that is currently under construction.