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Kengo Kuma Presents Shortlisted Design for ArtA "Civic Center" in Arnhem

17:19 - 20 February, 2014
Kengo Kuma Presents Shortlisted Design for ArtA "Civic Center" in Arnhem, © Kengo Kuma & Associates
© Kengo Kuma & Associates

Kengo Kuma, one of four renowned architects competing to design the highly anticipated ArtA cultural center in Arnhem, has shared details about their shortlisted proposal. Enveloped in an “elegant filigree screen” of contextually prevalent red clay roof tiles, the “multileveled Arts Square” is designed to serve as “the living room of the city.” Its main programs, the Focus Film Theatre and Museum Arnhem, are united by a series of green terraces whose main purpose is to reconnect the inner city to its “unexploited resource,” the Rhine River. 

LeFrak Center at Lakeside / Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

16:00 - 20 February, 2014
LeFrak Center at Lakeside / Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, © Michael Moran/OTTO
© Michael Moran/OTTO

© Michael Moran/OTTO © Michael Moran/OTTO © Michael Moran/OTTO © Michael Moran/OTTO +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY, United States
  • Project Team

    Erin Putalik, Nate Petty, Shengning Zhang
  • Project Manager

    Andy Kim
  • Project Architect

    Elisa Testa
  • Area

    75000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Video: MASS Design Group 'Beyond The Building'

13:30 - 20 February, 2014

MASS Design Group, the award-winning design group behind the Butaro Hospital and Umubano Primary School in Rwanda as well as other public-interest projects in Haiti, have launched a video series on a great topic that really resonates with us. "Beyond the Building" will look at the ways in which architecture, beyond buildings, impacts lives around the world, giving dignity back to the users. Check out the awesome video above (the first of the series) and join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #beyondthebuilding

Casa Valle Escondido / Bucchieri Architects

14:00 - 20 February, 2014
Casa Valle Escondido / Bucchieri Architects, © Kate Russell
© Kate Russell

© Kate Russell © Kate Russell © Kate Russell © Kate Russell +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Fe, NM, United States
  • Project Team Members

    Stephen Bucchieri, Daniel Gallagher, Scott Neiswander, Melanie Farson
  • Designer

    Stephen Bucchieri
  • Structural

    Leinweber Engineering, Ltd
  • Landscape Design

    Julia Berman
  • General Contractor

    Denman and Associates, Inc
  • Mechanical

    Edward Jayjack, P. E
  • Geotechnical

    GEO-Test, Inc
  • Electrical

    TEC, Inc., Cleveland, OH
  • Terrain Management Plan

    Walker Engineering
  • Site Survey

    Southwest Mountain Surveys
  • Area

    9500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2004
  • Photographs

10 Unbuilt Projects Honored With Progressive Architecture Award

12:00 - 20 February, 2014
10 Unbuilt Projects Honored With Progressive Architecture Award , © RUR Architecture
© RUR Architecture

ARCHITECT Magazine has named 10 unbuilt projects that will be honored with this year’s Progressive Architecture (P/A) Award. The annual award, now in its 61st edition, recognizes projects for being an exemplar of innovation and design excellence.

The winners, after the break...

Symposium: Narratives and Design Studies: A Task of Translation

10:30 - 20 February, 2014
Symposium: Narratives and Design Studies: A Task of Translation

What unites contemporary design? What is the through line that connects designers between continents and across decades? This spring, The MA program in Design Studies at Parsons The New School for Design presents a two-day symposium that will bring together a rare interdisciplinary group of professionals and academics to explore narratives surrounding the field of design, and attempt to answer these questions. The conference, Narratives and Design Studies: A Task of Translation, will be held March 7 – 8.

"Why Do Women Really Leave Architecture" Is the Wrong Question

09:30 - 20 February, 2014
"Why Do Women Really Leave Architecture" Is the Wrong Question, Birmingham Library / Mecanoo. Mecanoo's Francine Houben was named Architect Journal's Woman Architect of the Year. Image © Christian Richters
Birmingham Library / Mecanoo. Mecanoo's Francine Houben was named Architect Journal's Woman Architect of the Year. Image © Christian Richters

Maria Smith, shortlisted for The Architect's Journal's Emerging Woman Architect of the Year, has just published an article in The Architectural Review titled "Why do Women Really Leave Architecture?" - an article that, like many over the last year, attempts to tackle the tricky question of why women (who make up over 40% of architecture students in the US but only 23% of the profession) leave architecture. For the first few paragraphs, I was nodding in agreement, eagerly reading something that - finally - promised to offer a different perspective on the "women in architecture" question. 

Unfortunately, a few paragraphs later, all that promise falls terribly flat. Smith spends a good amount of time setting up a fabulous argument, and then - disappointingly - falls into the very traps she was hoping to break wide open. By the article's conclusion, I was less satisfied than when I started, wondering: is this even the right question we should be asking? 

Maritime Station Vilanova de Arousa / 2C Arquitectos

10:00 - 20 February, 2014
 Maritime Station Vilanova de Arousa / 2C Arquitectos, © Santos-Díez
© Santos-Díez

© Santos-Díez © Santos-Díez © Santos-Díez © Santos-Díez +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rúa Porto do Cabo, 36620 Vilanova de Arousa, Pontevedra, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Angel Cid y Silvia Diz
  • Design Team

    Maite Gómez, Cristina Sánchez, Elisa Fernández, María Rodríguez, Carlos Perandones
  • Area

    258.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

SO-IL Shortlisted to Design Arnhem's ArtA Cultural Center

09:30 - 20 February, 2014
SO-IL Shortlisted to Design Arnhem's ArtA Cultural Center, © SO–IL
© SO–IL

New York-based SO-IL, together with Architectuurstudio HH (AHH) and ABT, has unveiled details of their shortlisted design for Arnhem’s highly-anticipated ArtA cultural center. One of four shortlisted proposals, SO-IL’s “energy-neutral” building aims to serve as a transformative link that connects the inner city to the Rhine River. “Generous and flexible programmatic volumes,” which were shaped by the surrounding context, are designed “support the production and experience of culture, as well as create a place for reflection and wonder – a transportive experience.”

SFR Headquarters / Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

08:00 - 20 February, 2014
SFR Headquarters  / Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés, © Éric Sempé
© Éric Sempé

© Éric Sempé © Éric Sempé © Éric Sempé © Éric Sempé +15

Robert Menzies College Student Accommodation / Allen Jack+Cottier Architects

06:00 - 20 February, 2014
Robert Menzies College Student Accommodation  / Allen Jack+Cottier Architects, © Allen Jack+Cottier Architects
© Allen Jack+Cottier Architects

© Allen Jack+Cottier Architects © Allen Jack+Cottier Architects © Allen Jack+Cottier Architects © Allen Jack+Cottier Architects +19

Multicarpet Rollux Showroom / +arquitectos

01:00 - 20 February, 2014
Multicarpet Rollux Showroom  / +arquitectos, © Aryeh Kornfeld
© Aryeh Kornfeld

© Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld +24

  • +Arquitectos

  • Location

    Presidente Kennedy 7400, Vitacura, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Project Architects

    + arquitectos – Brahm-Bonomi-Leturia-Bartolomé
  • Team

    Javiera González, Ximena Cerpa, María José Varas, Felipe de la Jara, Natalia Figueroa, Diego Parra
  • Project Area

    670.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

VR Tapalpa House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos

01:00 - 20 February, 2014
VR Tapalpa House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos, © Marcos García
© Marcos García

© Marcos García © Marcos García © Marcos García © Marcos García +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tapalpa, JAL, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Elías Rizo Suárez Alejandro Rizo Suárez
  • Collaborators

    Jenny Mora,
 Paola Hernández, Alma Osnaya, Jenny Camarena, Gabriela Chávez, Roberto Contreras, Rigo González, Daniela Valdez, Andrea Zúñiga, Maripily Roel, Diana Reséndiz y Rodrigo Ortega
  • Constructor

    Javier Ochoa
  • Area

    5400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Solid Technology Headquarters / WeeAssociates

00:00 - 20 February, 2014
Solid Technology Headquarters / WeeAssociates, Courtesy of WeeAssociates
Courtesy of WeeAssociates

Courtesy of WeeAssociates Courtesy of WeeAssociates Courtesy of WeeAssociates Courtesy of WeeAssociates +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Design Team

    Yu Jung Wee, Suk Joon Roh
  • Area

    7400.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of WeeAssociates

Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture (UABB) VALUE FACTORY February Program

22:00 - 19 February, 2014
 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture (UABB) VALUE FACTORY February Program

The Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, which enters its final weeks, has already welcomed more than 120,000 visitors. The Value Factory offers a jam packed program to conclude a very inspiring UABB 2013. From now until the end of February, visitors can enjoy tours, workshops, exhibitions, performances and debates. Check out this month's full program after the break. 

Kayseri Ice Ring / BKA-BahadırKulArchitects

22:00 - 19 February, 2014
© Ket Kolektif
© Ket Kolektif

© Ket Kolektif Courtesy of BKA-BahadırKulArchitects © Ket Kolektif Courtesy of BKA-BahadırKulArchitects +20

Window House / Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

21:00 - 19 February, 2014
Window House  / Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects, Courtesy of Yasutaka Yoshimura
Courtesy of Yasutaka Yoshimura

Courtesy of Yasutaka Yoshimura Courtesy of Yasutaka Yoshimura Courtesy of Yasutaka Yoshimura Courtesy of Yasutaka Yoshimura +19

La Piscucha / Cincopatasalgato

20:00 - 19 February, 2014
La Piscucha / Cincopatasalgato, © Jason Bax
© Jason Bax

© Jason Bax © Jason Bax © Jason Bax © Jason Bax +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Sueños, Santa Tecla, El Salvador
  • Area

    655.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs