"Community and Earth" Competition Entry / Lockhart Krause Architect

01:00 - 22 October, 2013
"Community and Earth" Competition Entry / Lockhart Krause Architect, Courtesy of Lockhart Krause Architect
Courtesy of Lockhart Krause Architect

Australian practice Lockhart Krause Architect has entered its proposal "Community and Earth" into an international design competition for a contemporary art gallery and museum of historical artifacts in the world heritage city of Yaroslavl, Russia. Their scheme aims to "provide a vibrant place for the community" and "explores the idea of earth and history by cutting into the ground."

Ensignia-Gerber House / OFArquitectos

01:00 - 22 October, 2013
Ensignia-Gerber House / OFArquitectos, © Marcos Mendizabal
© Marcos Mendizabal

© Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal +29

Creys Mépleu City Hall / Composite Architectes

01:00 - 22 October, 2013
Creys Mépleu City Hall / Composite Architectes, © Studio Erick Saillet
© Studio Erick Saillet
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mairie, Place de la Mairie, 38510 Creys-Mépieu, France
  • Design Team

    Matthieu Guillaud, Adrien Méasson
  • Structural Engineer

    TEC BAT
  • Economist

    MMG
  • Mechanical Engineer

    ETEC 73
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Studio Erick Saillet © Studio Erick Saillet © Studio Erick Saillet © Studio Erick Saillet +17

Graz University Center for Production + Day Care / Hans Mesnaritsch

01:00 - 22 October, 2013
Graz University Center for Production + Day Care / Hans Mesnaritsch, ©  Angelo Kaunat
© Angelo Kaunat
  • Architects

  • Location

    Graz, Austria
  • Principal Designer

    Hans Mesnaritsch, Franz Georg Spannberger
  • Design Team

    Michaela Zopf, Johanna Kliment, Alfred Wirschke, Hubert Stöger
  • Area

    29500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

©  Angelo Kaunat ©  Angelo Kaunat © Gisela Erlacher ©  Angelo Kaunat +23

Andri & Yiorgos Residence / Vardastudio Architects and Designers

01:00 - 22 October, 2013
Andri & Yiorgos Residence / Vardastudio Architects and Designers, © Creative Photo Room
© Creative Photo Room

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Fogo Island Inn / Saunders Architecture

01:00 - 22 October, 2013
Fogo Island Inn / Saunders Architecture, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Main Street, Fogo, NL A0G, Canada
  • Local Architects

    Sheppard Case Architects
  • Design Team

    Todd Saunders, Ryan Jørgensen, Joseph Kellner, Attila Béres, Nick Herder
  • Area

    4500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Iwan Baan © Alex Fradkin © Iwan Baan © Alex Fradkin +29

9th ArchiLab: Naturalizing Architecture Symposiums

00:00 - 22 October, 2013
9th ArchiLab: Naturalizing Architecture Symposiums, ICD | ITKE Research Pavilion 2011 / ICD / ITKE University of Stuttgart, part of the ArchiLab 2013 exhibit
ICD | ITKE Research Pavilion 2011 / ICD / ITKE University of Stuttgart, part of the ArchiLab 2013 exhibit

Currently on view at the FRAC Centre in Orléans, ArchiLab 2013 introduces the latest progress in terms of research in digital architecture and its interaction with the sciences, permitted by the simulation of growth phenomena in the living world.

Velo Towers / Asymptote Architecture

01:00 - 22 October, 2013
Velo Towers / Asymptote Architecture, © Asymptote Architecture
© Asymptote Architecture

Asymptote's Velo Towers, designed for the Yongsan master plan in Seoul, Korea, are formed by vertical cluster of cylindrical volumes which were strategically stacked and rotated to maximize views, privacy and environmental conditions. Consisting of eight distinct residential components, each cluster is carefully choreographed to establish a strong visual connection with the adjacent Yongsan Park and distant Han River. These clusters are complimented by a series of roof gardens, shared amenities and internal circulation spaces centered around light filled open atriums.

Low Cost House / JYA-RCHITECTS

01:00 - 22 October, 2013
Low Cost House / JYA-RCHITECTS, © Hwang Hyochel
© Hwang Hyochel
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
  • Construction

    Team of Ra Kwonsu
  • Area

    100.8 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Hwang Hyochel © Hwang Hyochel © Hwang Hyochel © Hwang Hyochel +11

SOHO China's Zhang Xin on Balancing Design and Commercial Viability

00:00 - 22 October, 2013

The list of architects that have collaborated with Zhang Xin’s development company, SOHO China, reads like the roster of an architectural dream team (which includes Zaha Hadid, Yung Ho Chang, Bjarke Ingels, Kengo Kuma, Kazuyo Sejima, Herzog & de Meuron, Thom Mayne, David Adjaye, Toyo Ito and others). So it’s no surprise that the self-made billionaire lectured to a packed house at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design last Thursday. Xin spoke about her commitment to and love of design, explaining that her company’s mission is to bring a variety of architectural languages to China. And though SOHO’s projects are certainly experimental, Xin contends that her developer mindset actually helps meliorate the architect’s propensity to take the experiment too far—all without sacrificing the impressive and iconic forms of SOHO’s building portfolio.

Watch Zhang Xin link her practice in real estate to larger global issues and catch a glimpse of two Zaha Hadid-designs currently under construction: Wangjing SOHO and Sky SOHO.

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Three Arup Specialists Share Their Vision of The Future of Healthcare Design

01:00 - 22 October, 2013
Three Arup Specialists Share Their Vision of The Future of Healthcare Design, Laguna Honda Hospital, San Francisco. Image © David Wakely Photography
Laguna Honda Hospital, San Francisco. Image © David Wakely Photography

This interview was originally posted on Arup Connect and titled "Global perspectives on the future of healthcare design".

In the last few decades, rapid advances in both medical and consumer technologies have created revolutionary possibilities for every aspect of healthcare, from prevention to diagnosis to treatment and beyond. From DNA-based preventative care to digital appointments with doctors thousands of miles away, the future holds enormous potential for improving longevity and quality of life for people around the world.

These dynamics present significant challenges for designers working to shape a built environment that will meet healthcare needs both today and in the future. We spoke with Arup experts from around the globe — Phil Nedin, who heads the firm’s global healthcare business from London; Bill Scrantom, the Los Angeles-based healthcare leader for North and South America; and Katie Wood, who recently relocated from Australia to Toronto to build the Canadian practice — to learn more.

House 1532 / Fougeron Architecture

01:00 - 22 October, 2013
© Richard Barnes
© Richard Barnes

© Richard Barnes © Richard Barnes © Richard Barnes © Richard Barnes +29

HENN Wins Competition to Build Cenke Tower in Taiyuan

01:00 - 22 October, 2013
 HENN Wins Competition to Build Cenke Tower in Taiyuan, © Visualisation HENN
© Visualisation HENN

Berlin-based Henn Architekten has been chosen as the winner of the architectural competition to design the 280-meter Cenke Tower in Taiyuan. Located on a north-south axis, the mixed-use tower will include office, hotel, and retail space. 

Fire Station | Club House | Gnadenwald / Gsottbauer architektur.werkstatt

01:00 - 22 October, 2013
Fire Station | Club House | Gnadenwald / Gsottbauer architektur.werkstatt, © Birgit Köll
© Birgit Köll

© Birgit Köll © Birgit Köll © Birgit Köll © Birgit Köll +16

Casa La Cañada / Ricardo Torrejón

00:00 - 21 October, 2013
Casa La Cañada / Ricardo Torrejón, © Cristóbal Palma
© Cristóbal Palma

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Why I Left the Architecture Profession

00:00 - 21 October, 2013
Why I Left the Architecture Profession, Architects may love a good curve, but do they understand people? Image of Santiago Calatrava's Valencia Complex. Image © Flickr CC User FromTheNorth
Architects may love a good curve, but do they understand people? Image of Santiago Calatrava's Valencia Complex. Image © Flickr CC User FromTheNorth

In the following article, which originally appeared on Medium as "What Starbucks Gets that Architects Don't," Christine Outram, bemoans that architects today just don't listen to people's actual needs.

Dear architects,

You’re outdated. I know this because I once was one of you. But now I’ve moved on. I moved on because despite your love of a great curve, and your experimentation with form, you don’t understand people.

I correct myself. You don’t listen to people.

Winner Chosen to Design Annex to Chile's National History Museum

00:00 - 21 October, 2013
Winner Chosen to Design Annex to Chile's National History Museum, Courtesy of Aguiló + Pedraza arquitectos
Courtesy of Aguiló + Pedraza arquitectos

The winner of a competition to design a new extension for Chile's National History Museum has been announced. The competition, hosted by The Chilean Architecture Department of the Ministry of Public Works and the Department of Libraries, Archives and Museums, called for an 8,612 square feet annex devoted to exhibition and storage space. From the 54 proposals received, Aguiló + Pedraza Architects' stood out.

The Architect's description of the proposal, after the break.

McCormick Place Event Center / Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
McCormick Place Event Center / Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Courtesy of Pelli Clarke Pelli
Courtesy of Pelli Clarke Pelli

Architecture firm Pelli Clarke Pelli has been selected to design the new $195 million McCormick Place Event Center in Chicago that will double as home for the DePaul Blue Demons basketball program. With 10,000 seats, the building will also house large business and professional meetings as well as concerts and special events. 

More on the design after the break.