Vallvidrera House / YLAB Arquitectos

01:00 - 1 October, 2013
Vallvidrera House / YLAB Arquitectos, © Marcela Grassi
© Marcela Grassi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Túnels de Vallvidrera, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Tobias Laarmann, Yolanda Yuste López
  • Area

    286.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Marcela Grassi © Marcela Grassi © Marcela Grassi © Marcela Grassi +19

Pedestrian Bridge / Miró Rivera Architects

01:00 - 1 October, 2013
Pedestrian Bridge / Miró Rivera Architects, © Paul Finkel
© Paul Finkel
  • Architects

  • Location

    Austin, TX, USA
  • Structural Engineer

    Architectural Engineers Collaborative
  • Landscape

    Environmental Survey Consulting
  • General Contractor

    Don Crowell Builders
  • Contractor: Bridge

    Signor Enterprises
  • Area

    80.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Paul Finkel © Paul Finkel © Paul Finkel © Paul Finkel +10

Yale First-Years' Latest New Haven House Complete

00:00 - 1 October, 2013
Yale First-Years' Latest New Haven House Complete, Courtesy of Vlock Building Project 2013 Instagram
Courtesy of Vlock Building Project 2013 Instagram

Most architects have to wait years to see their first project realized – but if you’re an architecture student at Yale University, you may just have to get on campus.

The Jim Vlock Project, established in 1967, gives first year graduate architecture students the opportunity to design and build a single family home in New Haven, Connecticut. The most recent iteration of the program, which investigated prefab design and construction, will be dedicated today at Yale University.

More info on this year's Jim Vlock house, after the break...

Bassett Road / BOX Living

01:00 - 1 October, 2013
Bassett Road / BOX Living, © Emma-Jane Hetherington
© Emma-Jane Hetherington

© Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington +8

Schreber / Amunt Architekten Martenson und Nagel Theissen

01:00 - 1 October, 2013
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +25

World's First Inflatable Concert Hall Opening in Japan

00:00 - 1 October, 2013
World's First Inflatable Concert Hall Opening in Japan, Lucerne Festival Ark Nova 2013. Image Courtesy of The Telegraph
Lucerne Festival Ark Nova 2013. Image Courtesy of The Telegraph

The Telegraph reports that a new inflatable concert hall dubbed “Ark Nova," created by the British sculptor Anish Kapoor and Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, is to tour the region of northern Japan that was most affected by the 2011 Tsunami. The hall, which will host world-class concerts, events and workshops, has a single skin membrane that can be easily inflated or deflated as well as seating constructed from local, tsunami-damaged cedar. The opening will take place this week in the coastal town of Matsushima. Learn more about the hall here

Light Matters: 3D Video Mapping, Making Architecture The Screen for Our Urban Stories

01:00 - 1 October, 2013

Powerful video projectors at an affordable price have opened the path for a young, impressive art form: 3D video mapping, a means of projection that uses the architecture itself as the screen. Artists and researchers initiated the movement, developing a new visual language to interpret architecture. Later, marketing adopted this technique for branding, with large-scale projections on skyscrapers; political activists have also initiated dialogues, turning ephemeral light interventions into eye-catching ways to point out and address urban design issues. 

More on the ways artists and groups develop this visual language for urban storytelling, after the break…

Swimming Center Vijuš / SANGRAD architects + AVP Arhitekti

01:00 - 1 October, 2013
© Sandro Lendler
© Sandro Lendler

© Sandro Lendler © Sandro Lendler © Sandro Lendler © Sandro Lendler +18

House by the Lake / marte.marte Architekten

00:00 - 1 October, 2013
House by the Lake / marte.marte Architekten, © Marc Lins
© Marc Lins
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bregenz, Austria
  • Architect in Charge

    Arch.DI Bernhard Marte, Arch.DI Stefan Marte
  • Surveyor

    Wolfgang Mattner, Dornbirn
  • Structural Consultant

    Moosbrugger Ingenieure ZT GmbH, Dornbirn
  • Construction Physics

    Weithas GmbH, Hard
  • Ground engineering

    3P Geotechnik, Lauterach
  • Heating/Sanitation

    Steurer, Andelsbuch
  • Electrical services

    Schelling, Schwarzach
  • Building contractor

    Oberhauser & Schedler, Andelsbuch
  • Drywall Installation

    Kurzemann, Dornbirn
  • Aluminium windows

    Manahl, Bings
  • Solar Protection

    Markus Berthold, Rankweil
  • Tinsmith

    Tectum, Hohenems
  • Fire Place

    Pfister & Schnetzer, Rankweil
  • Kitchen

    Plan & Raum, Lustenau
  • Glazier

    Glas Längle, Götzis
  • Painter

    Schöch, Klaus
  • Area

    228.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Marc Lins © Marc Lins © Marc Lins © Marc Lins +21

Terrace Restaurant at London Zoo / SHH

01:00 - 30 September, 2013
Terrace Restaurant at London Zoo / SHH, © Alastair Lever
© Alastair Lever
  • Architects

  • Location

    London, England, UK
  • Architect in Charge

    Neil Hogan, Brendan Heath, Alasdair Galloway, Peter Brown, Rose McShane, James Campbell, Adam Woodward, Alex Podolsky, Imogene Mitchell
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Alastair Lever © Alastair Lever © Alastair Lever © Alastair Lever +26

Housing Complex Niigata / TAKUYAHOSOKAI + Hirose Architects

01:00 - 30 September, 2013
Housing Complex Niigata / TAKUYAHOSOKAI + Hirose Architects, © Naomichi Sode
© Naomichi Sode
  • Architects

  • Location

    Niigata, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
  • Team

    Takuya Hosokai, Satoshi Hasebe, James Hull [TAKUYAHOSOKAI] - Takeshi Sugisawa, Yoshio Takiguchi, Shinji Nakano [Hirose Architects]
  • Structure

    Ejiri Structural Engineers
  • Constructor

    HIROSE Co., Ltd.
  • Area

    2767.32 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Naomichi Sode © Naomichi Sode © Naomichi Sode © Naomichi Sode +24

3DF / R2b1

01:00 - 30 September, 2013
© Javier Agustin Rojas
© Javier Agustin Rojas
  • Architects

  • Location

    3 de Febrero 4184, Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Architect in Charge

    Silvana Carla Parentella, Joaquín Sánchez Gómez
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Javier Agustin Rojas © Javier Agustin Rojas © Javier Agustin Rojas © Javier Agustin Rojas +20

26 Low-energy Public Housing Units and Shops / aEa - agence Engasser + associés

01:00 - 30 September, 2013
26 Low-energy Public Housing Units and Shops / aEa - agence Engasser + associés, © Mathieu Ducros
© Mathieu Ducros

© Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros +68

Family House In Pereda / Zwei Estudio Creativo

01:00 - 30 September, 2013
© Javier Granda
© Javier Granda
  • Architects

  • Location

    Pereda, Mieres del Camino, Asturias, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Talía Fernández Fernández, Andrea Fernández Fernández
  • Director Of Works

    Daniel Izquierdo García
  • Technical Project Manager

    Talía Fernández Fernández, Andrea Fernández Fernández
  • Area

    522.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Javier Granda © Javier Granda © Javier Granda © Javier Granda +19

Twelve Architects to Design Airport in Russia for 2018 World Cup

01:00 - 30 September, 2013
Twelve Architects to Design Airport in Russia for 2018 World Cup, Courtesy of Twelve Architects & Masterplanners
Courtesy of Twelve Architects & Masterplanners

London-based Twelve Architects & Masterplanners have won a competition to deliver a radical new airport for Rostov, Russia, just in time for the 2018 World Cup

RIBA Stirling Prize Winners: How Prize-Worthy Are They?

00:00 - 30 September, 2013
RIBA Stirling Prize Winners: How Prize-Worthy Are They?, The Scottish Parliament, Stirling Prize winner in 2005 has experienced multiple problems. Image © Dave Morris Photography
The Scottish Parliament, Stirling Prize winner in 2005 has experienced multiple problems. Image © Dave Morris Photography

With Astley Castle winning this year's Stirling Prize last week, Olly Wainwright investigates the fortunes of other Stirling Prize winners - finding that in many cases critical acclaim and awards do not necessarily translate to long term success. His study brings into question what qualities should be awarded, and seems to imply that there should be a greater focus on post-occupancy awards, such as the 10-year award started by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s (CTBUH) this year, and another being considered by the RIBA. You can read Wainwright's full investigation here.

How Much Will It Cost to Start My Own Architecture Firm?

00:00 - 30 September, 2013
How Much Will It Cost to Start My Own Architecture Firm?, The office of Selgas Cano Architecture. Image © Iwan Baan
The office of Selgas Cano Architecture. Image © Iwan Baan

Starting your own firm is a daunting task, especially if you're not completely sure of what you're getting yourself into. Author Mark LePage, founder of Entrepreneur Architect knows this firsthand. This guide, originally published on Entrepreneur Architect, discusses the financial implications of starting your own firm and acts as a guide through the challenge, leading you to success. 

How much will it cost to start my own architecture firm?

That is a question that many of my readers ask me each week. The answer will certainly differ depending on whom you ask. When architects ask me how much it will cost to launch an architecture firm, I say, “as much as you need.”

Below I will discuss the very basics required to launch a sole proprietor architecture firm. Depending on your circumstance and the region in which you live, the numbers may vary for you.

Jean-Claude Carrière Theatre / A+ Architecture

00:00 - 30 September, 2013
Jean-Claude Carrière Theatre / A+ Architecture, © Jean-Yves Gilbert
© Jean-Yves Gilbert

© Jean-Yves Gilbert © Jean-Yves Gilbert © Jean-Yves Gilbert © Jean-Yves Gilbert +15