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The Draftery: Dispelling the Belief That Architectural Drawing is Dead

00:00 - 4 June, 2014
Fig. 03. Image Courtesy of The Draftery
Fig. 03. Image Courtesy of The Draftery

Fig. 01/02. Image Courtesy of The Draftery Fig. 01/02. Image Courtesy of The Draftery Fig. 01/02. Image Courtesy of The Draftery Fig. 01/02. Image Courtesy of The Draftery +22

The Draftery, a printed platform to "discuss the role of architectural drawing today", brings together a fascinating collection of images and words in a publication on three distinct platforms. Figures, Captions and Archive facilitate a multi-disciplinary conversation about how drawings are made and their role in the built environment. Now approaching their third anniversary, how far have they come and where is the project headed?

January 2013 saw the re-launch of The Draftery and the total reconstruction of the project. Their crisp publications now have a strong editorial thread which compliments the carefully curated collections of architectural drawings. Seeking to "demonstrate that drawing, more than mere representation, is a method of acting in the world", good drawings provide a moment of visual solice in a fast paced profession. 

Student Workshop Invites Participants To Construct Building Prototype

04:00 - 3 June, 2014
Student Workshop Invites Participants To Construct Building Prototype, The site in Norfolk, UK. Image Courtesy of Studio Bark
The site in Norfolk, UK. Image Courtesy of Studio Bark

Studio Bark, a London based collaborative practice, are inviting students to join them for a summer workshop in order to develop a "prototype for environmental low-energy student led construction." In collaboration with TRADA, the Timber Research and Development Association, the organisers hope to begin to bridge the "enormous chasm between architectural education and the on-site application of architecture" through a live-build project. They plan to give participants an understanding of construction terminology, materials, or technical detailing, all through on-site practice.

Venice Biennale 2014: KAAN Architecten to Present "PLANTA"

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: KAAN Architecten to Present "PLANTA", Site. Image © Armin Linke 2012
Site. Image © Armin Linke 2012

This year at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, KAAN Architecten will present a Collateral Event featuring PLANTA - a partially subterranean space that will be dedicated to multidisciplinary artistic production and built within the confines of the “La Plana del Corb” quarry in Balaguer (Lleida, Spain) by 2016. Designed for Grupo and Fundació Sorigué, PLANTA is not only a building, but a concept; a concept in which is the “culmination of the desire to give back, to return through a balanced tension between art, institution, knowledge, ecology and manufacturing.”

GUN Architects’ Latest Installation Brings Chilean Micro-Climate to the UK

00:00 - 3 June, 2014
© Valerie Bennett
© Valerie Bennett

Chilean-German architecture practice GUN Architects' latest installation, accompanied by an exhibition in the AA gallery, brings the micro-climate of Chile to the UK. Using tree-like structures and pyramidal fabric ‘stalactites,’ the architects create a unique ecology that is at once natural and material. The architects' description of the installation, after the break...

© Valerie Bennett © Sue Barr © Valerie Bennett © Sue Barr +10

How Will Architecture Respond to a "Boom" in UK University Spending?

00:00 - 3 June, 2014
How Will Architecture Respond to a "Boom" in UK University Spending?, Courtesy of University of Manchester
Courtesy of University of Manchester

With the recent news that Dutch practice Mecanoo, along with Penoyre & Prasad, have been selected for a £200 million new engineering campus at the University of ManchesterAmanda Baillieu of BDOnline argues that they "need to set their ambitions a whole lot higher." Alongside's Manchester's announcement, universities in Sheffield, Newcastle and Oxford also recently announced a big investment in their campuses. The trick, Baillieu suggests, will be in ensuring the architecture is not "safe and office-like" (which fits universities’ "business-like" mindset). As we enter a "golden age" in university capital investment, educational architecture will be playing a central role. Read the article in full here.

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Administration Information Building / Aedas

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Administration Information Building / Aedas, Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 111 Ren'ai Road, 工业园区 Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, 215123
  • Project Design Director

    Andy Wen
  • Client

    Suzhou Industrial Park Education Investment Development Co. Ltd.
  • Area

    59893.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Aedas

GG Bioclimatic House / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
GG Bioclimatic House / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes , © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Maria de Palautordera, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Josep Ma. Alventosa, Marc Alventosa, Xavier Morell
  • Project Area

    111.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Adrià Goula

Thunder Bay Courthouse / Adamson Associates Architects

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
Thunder Bay Courthouse / Adamson Associates Architects, © Shai Gil
© Shai Gil

© Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil +27

OFFICE Kersten Geers David van Severen Design Limited Furniture Series for MANIERA

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
Exhibition View © Sven Laurent. Image Courtesy of MANIERA
Exhibition View © Sven Laurent. Image Courtesy of MANIERA

The Brussels-based design initiative MANIERA invites emerging architects to design series of limited edition furniture. This April, their first show opened with works by the Belgian architects OFFICE KERSTEN GEERS DAVID VAN SEVEREN and the Dutch artist and architect Anne Holptrop. The objects are on view in the loft-like living space of Kwinten Lavigne and Amaryllis Jacobs, the couple who founded MANIERA. Since both have a background in the art world, it’s not surprising that the design objects shown at MANIERA are more than just furniture, but rather a deliberate search for collisions between the realms of architecture, design and art.   

Pavilion for the Culture Fair / PRODUCTORA

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
Pavilion for the Culture Fair / PRODUCTORA, © Luis Gallardo
© Luis Gallardo

© Luis Gallardo © Luis Gallardo © Luis Gallardo © Luis Gallardo +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zócalo, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06010 Ciudad de México, D.F.
  • Architect in Charge

    Carlos Bedoya, Víctor Jaime, Wonne Ickx, Abel Perles
  • Area

    150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Nestlé Headquarters / Park Associati

00:00 - 3 June, 2014
Nestlé Headquarters / Park Associati, © Andrea Martiradonna
© Andrea Martiradonna

© Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Via del Bosco Rinnovato, 20090 Milan, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi
  • Design Team Park Associati

    Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi, Marco Siciliano, Marinella Ferrari, Stefano Lanotte, Lorenzo Merloni, Marco Panzeri, Davide Pojaga, Alessandro Rossi, Elisa Taddei, Paolo Uboldi, Fabio Calciati
  • Design Team General Planning

    Giovanni Bonini, Paolo Varenna, Loris Colombo, Luca Dagrada, Laura Barat, Matteo Molteni, Luca Rini, Paolo Rossanigo, Antonio Virelli, Alberto Villa, Claudio Bertolini, Mimmo Vitetta, Luigi Zinco, Walter Cola, Andrea Cristaldi, Vittorio Viganò, Claudio Bertagnolli, Manuel Schieder, Francesco Torchitti, Mario Pinoli, Giuseppe Zaffino
  • Area

    34092.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Zumtobel Group Awards 15 Projects for Sustainable Excellence

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
Port sudan: © Courtesy of Massimo Grimaldi and Emergency ngo
Port sudan: © Courtesy of Massimo Grimaldi and Emergency ngo

The Zumtobel Group Awards, now in its fourth year, has recognized 15 projects for their innovative contributions to sustainability and humanity in the built environment. Winy Maas of MVRDV and Kazuyo Sejima of SANAA were part of the seven person jury in which selected the winners within three categories: “Buildings,” “Urban Developments & Initiatives,” and the newly implemented “Applied Innovations.” 

Ranging from Arup’s photo-bioreactor facade system to Lacaton & Vassal architectes’ “House of Transformation,” the awarded projects have been deemed sustainable exemplars for their contributions to the built environment. 

See all the winners after the break... 

Pavillon d'été / Noémie Meney

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
Pavillon d'été / Noémie Meney , © Germain Ferey
© Germain Ferey

© Germain Ferey © Germain Ferey © Germain Ferey © Germain Ferey +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Toulon, France
  • Studies

    January 2013 – June 2013
  • Area

    16.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

2014 London Festival of Architecture Explores the Theme of "Capital"

00:00 - 3 June, 2014
2014 London Festival of Architecture Explores the Theme of "Capital"

The 2014 London Festival of Architecture opened this week, with over 200 events running throughout the city in the month of June. This year's theme is "Capital", an intentionally ambiguous theme which allows an exploration of the culture, people, economy and built environment of London. Some of the key topics to be interrogated will be the housing crisis afflicting London and the recent boom in the construction of tall buildings.

Read on after the break for more on the festival and some of its headline events

GIFs Turn Architecture Into Animated Art

01:00 - 3 June, 2014

Axel de Stampa has shared with us his awesome series of architecture gifs, Architecture Animée (Animated Architecture), which turn architecture from SANAA, Herzog and de Meuron, MAD Architects and more into amazing, zany gifs. See all nine after the break!

3rd Think Space Unconference / Money

00:00 - 3 June, 2014
3rd Think Space Unconference / Money

The annual theme Money and its questions posed by the Think Space 2013 | 2014 guest curators Ethel Baraona Pohl & Cesar Reyes Najera will undoubtedly trigger conversations at the upcoming Unconference event. Conceived as a series of highly interactive sessions for a hundred participants, Money Unconference will enable thinkers, architects, participants, authors, winners, jurors and guest curators from the MONEY cycle to meet in person at Lauba, People and Art House in Zagreb, 11-13 June 2014.

CC4441 / Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
CC4441 / Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects, Courtesy of Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects
Courtesy of Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Courtesy of Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects Courtesy of Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects Courtesy of Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects Courtesy of Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Torigoe, Taitō, Tokyo, Japan
  • Area

    36.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Science and Musical Education Center Symphony / Konior Studio

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
Science and Musical Education Center Symphony / Konior Studio, Courtesy of Konior Studio
Courtesy of Konior Studio

Courtesy of Konior Studio Courtesy of Konior Studio Courtesy of Konior Studio Courtesy of Konior Studio +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    40-025 Katowice, Poland
  • Architect in Charge

    Tomasz M. Konior, A. Krzysztof Barysz, Andrzej Witkowski, Aleksander Nowacki
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Konior Studio