Belmont Community Rehabilitation Centre / Billard Leece Partnership

01:00 - 29 September, 2013
© Tony Miller
© Tony Miller

© Tony Miller © Tony Miller © Tony Miller © Tony Miller +10

In Tokyo, A Vertical Farm Inside and Out

00:00 - 29 September, 2013
In Tokyo, A Vertical Farm Inside and Out, Courtesy of Kono Designs
Courtesy of Kono Designs

As young people migrate to cities in ever growing numbers, so grows the concern for the future of agriculture. Prototypes for urban/vertical farms have been developed and, considering projected urban growth, seem a likely forecast for our future.

In the offices of Pasona, the future has already arrived. The Tokyo based recruitment agency has dedicated 20% of their 215,000 square foot office to growing fresh vegetables, making it the largest urban farm in Japan.

Novancia Business School / AS.Architecture-Studio

00:00 - 29 September, 2013
Novancia Business School / AS.Architecture-Studio, © Georges Fessy
© Georges Fessy
  • Architects

  • Location

    3 Rue Armand Moisant, 75015 Paris, France
  • Engineering

    Arcoba
  • Quantity Surveyor

    Eco Cités
  • Environmental Approach

    Eco Cités
  • Acoustics

    Acoustique Vivié
  • Area

    17721.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Georges Fessy © Georges Fessy © Georges Fessy © Georges Fessy +8

Event TAG DF / AT 103

00:00 - 29 September, 2013
Control no control - Iregular. Image © Jose Manuel Espinola
Control no control - Iregular. Image © Jose Manuel Espinola
  • Architecture

  • Location

    Av. Industria Militar, 11200 Ciudad de México, Mexico
  • Producer

    Tania Esparza
  • Digital curator

    Damián Romero
  • Project Manager

    Jorge Parraga
  • Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Jose Manuel Espinola, Sarai Chazaro, Cortesia de AT 103, Zony Maya

© Jose Manuel Espinola Control no control - Iregular. Image © Jose Manuel Espinola © Sarai Chazaro Courtesy of AT 103 +24

"The Architecture of Regionalism in the Age of Globalization" Symposium

00:00 - 29 September, 2013
"The Architecture of Regionalism in the Age of Globalization" Symposium

Clemson School of Architecture will host a symposium on "The Architecture of Regionalism in the Age of Globalization", with Alexander Tzonis, Liane Lefaivre, Marlon Blackwell, Merrill Elam, and Frank Harmon, on Friday, October 18, 2013. The symposium celebrates the school's centennial.

The Never-Before-Seen Interviews from Helvetica/Objectified/Urbanized

00:00 - 29 September, 2013
The Never-Before-Seen Interviews from Helvetica/Objectified/Urbanized, Courtesy of Gary Hustwit
Courtesy of Gary Hustwit

In his three-part documentary series, composed of the films Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized, Gary Hustwit explored the effect that design has on our everyday life. However, in the process of making these documentaries, he only used about 3% of the interview footage he collected. Now he has launched a kickstarter campaign to fund a book that will make his 100 hours of interview footage available in its entirety. Click here to back his project and make this book a reality.

A Delightfully Candid Interview with Chicago's Lifetime Achievement Winner: Stanley Tigerman

00:00 - 29 September, 2013
A Delightfully Candid Interview with Chicago's Lifetime Achievement Winner: Stanley Tigerman, © Wikimedia Commons
© Wikimedia Commons

Stanley Tigerman, an outspoken force on the Chicago architecture scene, was recently bestowed (much to his amazement) AIA Chicago's highest honour: the Lifetime Achievement Award. "I’ve done some damage to them and I’m aware of it. I’ve challenged them..." he explains to Meg Graham of Chicago Grid. "So that they then turn around in a way and turn the other cheek and give me this award does not go unnoticed by me. And I’m thrilled by it." You can find the full, wonderfully entertaining interview, in which he discusses the award, keeping up in a digital world, and getting older (without becoming "ridiculous"),here

Is there a Future for India's Stepwells?

00:00 - 29 September, 2013

Tourists in India dutifully make the rounds, visiting the spectacular temples, palaces, and forts the country has to offer. But, even when they're practically under their feet, people often forget about stepwells, the massive subterranean (up to ten stories) structures that dot the Indian landscape. 

As this video explains, stepwells, first constructed around 300 CE, were born out of a need to dependably collect and store water. They boast highly complex circulation and ornamentation, and over the years have evolved to function also as community centres and temples. But, as architecture journalist Victoria Lautman has pointed out, with the spread of industrialisation and drought (not to mention widespread demolition), stepwells are slowly becoming derelict. 

Red Wall / 3Gatti Architecture Studio

01:00 - 28 September, 2013
Red Wall / 3Gatti Architecture Studio, © Shen Qiang & Daniele Mattioli
© Shen Qiang & Daniele Mattioli
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Chief architect

    Francesco Gatti
  • Project manager

    Summer Nie
  • Collaborators

    Zhengxin Ni, Michele Ruju, Charles Mariambourg, Yanmin Sun, Furion Huang, Karen Cheung
  • Structural engineer and local institute

    Shanghai Orient Architectural design & Research Institute CO. LTD.
  • Area

    14300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Shen Qiang & Daniele Mattioli © Shen Qiang & Daniele Mattioli © Shen Qiang & Daniele Mattioli © Shen Qiang & Daniele Mattioli +13

Hotel Aitana IJdock / Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker

01:00 - 28 September, 2013
Hotel Aitana IJdock / Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker, © Courtesy of Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker
© Courtesy of Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker
  • Architects

  • Location

    IJdock, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Jan Bakers, Martijn Boer, Remko Verkaar, Frank Stahl, Erik Feenstra, Anna Alegre
  • Interior Architect

    Tomás Alía
  • Master Plan

    Dick van Gameren en Bjarne Mastenbroek
  • Interior Architect Restaurant

    Bakers Architecten
  • Tenant Hotel

    Room Mate Hotels
  • Tenant Restaurant

    Vitam BV
  • Area

    18400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Frank Stahl © Courtesy of Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker © Courtesy of Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker © Courtesy of Bakers Architecten + Ben Loerakker +30

Festival Des Architectures Vives 2014 Call for Submissions

01:00 - 28 September, 2013
Festival Des Architectures Vives 2014 Call for Submissions

For this new edition of the Festival Des Architectures Vives, two calls for submissions are proposed. Using the theme 'Sensuality', the association Champ Libre sends a call for submissions in order to realize 10 interventions in the Montpellier Festival, and/or 7 interventions in the La Grande Motte Festival.

How Vienna Designs Gender Equality Into the City Itself

00:00 - 28 September, 2013
How Vienna Designs Gender Equality Into the City Itself, Via Flickr. Image © Peter M
Via Flickr. Image © Peter M

An interesting article in The Atlantic Cities reveals the ideas behind "gender mainstreaming" in Vienna, a policy that began in the early 1990s and has had a huge effect on the past two decades of city planning there. Initially intended specifically to make the city more livable for women, the principles have proven so successful that they now form a part of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme's best practices. You can read the full article here.

JustK / Amunt Architekten Martenson und Nagel Theissen

01:00 - 28 September, 2013
© Brigida Gonzalez
© Brigida Gonzalez

© Brigida Gonzalez © Brigida Gonzalez © Brigida Gonzalez © Brigida Gonzalez +24

Between the Buildings of Historic Amsterdam, An Urban Intervention

01:00 - 28 September, 2013

Amsterdam's famous canal district celebrated its 400th birthday this year. And though the district has grown and evolved throughout the centuries, now, more than ever before, this UNESCO World Heritage site is struggling with how to ensure the past doesn't hold a vice-like grip on its future.

For Jarrik Ouburg, an Amsterdam architect, the problem was more specific: in such a historic district, how do you keep urban transformations from slowing to a stop? This question eventually led him to his ongoing project, “Tussen-ruimte.”  Tussen-ruimte (Dutch for ‘between space’) installs pieces of contemporary art and architecture in the hidden alleys and courtyards that have formed over years of building in the canal district.

Urban Shelter / MYCC

01:00 - 28 September, 2013
Urban Shelter / MYCC, © Elena Almagro
© Elena Almagro
  • Architects

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain
  • Design Team

    Carmina Casajuana, Beatriz G. Casares, Marcos Gonzalez
  • Area

    21.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Elena Almagro © Elena Almagro © Elena Almagro © Elena Almagro +10

Will Mayors Save the World?

00:00 - 28 September, 2013
Will Mayors Save the World?, © SHoP Architects
© SHoP Architects

When national leaders get too caught up in political games to make real change, who steps in? Lately, cities have been setting the pace for policy change, tackling issues from climate change to immigration. This development, termed "glocalization," seems to be a growing trend, and indicates a shift of influence from the national to the local level. The Atlantic's Emma Green explains and explores the term, and lays out why mayors might be the ones to change our world. Read the full article here

AD Classics: Prentice Women's Hospital / Bertrand Goldberg

01:00 - 28 September, 2013
AD Classics: Prentice Women's Hospital / Bertrand Goldberg, Courtesy of Landmark Illinois
Courtesy of Landmark Illinois

Hospital buildings, with their high standards of hygiene and efficiency, are a restrictive brief for architects, who all too often end up designing uninspiring corridors of patient rooms constructed from a limited palette of materials. However, this was not the case in Bertrand Goldberg's 1975 Prentice Women's Hospital. The hospital is the best example of a series of Goldberg-designed medical facilities, which all adhere to a similar form: a tower containing rooms for patient care, placed atop a rectilinear plinth containing the hospital's other functions.

© C. William Brubaker via Flickr user UIC Digital Collections Courtesy of Landmark Illinois Courtesy of Landmark Illinois © Flickr user seanbirm +7

Read on for more about this masterwork of humanist brutalism...

Plaza del Servicio a la Patria / La Metropolitana

00:00 - 28 September, 2013
Plaza del Servicio a la Patria / La Metropolitana, © Luis Guerrero
© Luis Guerrero
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Santiago Itzcoatl
  • Concept and Architecture

    Memorial: Rodrigo Escobedo, Alejandro Gutiérrez, Mauricio Guerrero, Luis David Arredondo, Santiago Itzcoatl
  • Construction

    Mauricio Ceballos, Marco Antonio Severino - TallerA
  • Structural Engineering

    MUCAR
  • Collaborators

    Adriel Macedo, Fernando Bueno, Renata Prieto, María Montiel, Mariana Alfaro, Tania Álvarez, Elena Cruz, Miriam Tochijara, Francisco Montellano, RANDOM Interactive, NUTS, Iván Abreu, Eduardo H. Obieta, Andrés Palma
  • Area

    49406.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Luis Guerrero, Fernando Cordero, Courtesy of Adriel Macedo

© Luis Guerrero © Luis Guerrero © Fernando Cordero © Fernando Cordero +41