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Exhibition / Designing a Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron

00:00 - 7 July, 2014
Exhibition / Designing a Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron, Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio
Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio

The Cauldron, designed by the internationally renowned Heatherwick Studio, is one of the most enduring and creative symbols of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 204 unique copper elements, each alight and representing every competing nation, were arranged in sublime concentric formation at the tips of slender mechanised steel stems. Slowly pivoting sequentially, they converged to form the Cauldron, in which the Olympic, and later Paralympic flame, would burn brightly for the duration of London’s summer of sport.

ArchDaily, Fast Company, CLOG, and More to Lecture at "Viral Voices III: Globalization" in NYC

00:00 - 7 July, 2014
ArchDaily, Fast Company, CLOG, and More to Lecture at "Viral Voices III: Globalization" in NYC

The AIANY Global Dialogues Committee has dedicated this year to “(dis)Covered Identities.” The theme aims to explore ways by which cultures, cities, and voices define or refine their identities through a global exchange of ideas and conversations covering multiple topics, perspectives and trends of our time. "Viral Voices" will specifically explore the impact of social media, technology, and device culture on our design process and the way we practice. How do we shape a global conversation?

Greg Lindsay, contributing writer for Fast Company and co-author of Aerotropolis with David Basulto and David Assael of ArchDaily will come together for a lecture discussing the relationships between social media and the profession. Following the lecture, Robyn Peterson from Mashable, Jaime Derringer from Design Milk, Diana Jou from the The Wall Street Journal, Rafi Segal from MIT Architecture / Architect/Blogger, Mark Collins from The Morpholio Project | The GSAPP CloudLab, and Kyle May from Clog will join the speakers for a panel discussion. Visit http://aianyglobaldialogues.blogspot.com/ for further information.

The Lotus Building and People's Park / studio505

01:00 - 7 July, 2014
The Lotus Building and People's Park / studio505, © John Gollings
© John Gollings

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings +15

Library and Learning Centre University of Economics Vienna / Zaha Hadid Architects

01:00 - 7 July, 2014
Library and Learning Centre University of Economics Vienna / Zaha Hadid Architects, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

Model. Image  © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Roland Halbe +83

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vienna, Austria
  • Partners in Charge

    Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect

    Cornelius Schlotthauer
  • Construction Project Team

    Enrico Kleinke, Markus Planteu, Vincenco Cocomero, Peter Irmscher, Katharina Jacobi, Constanze Stinnes, Peter Hornung, Frédéric Beaupère, Mirjam Matthiessen, Marc-Philipp Nieberg, Tom Finke,Kristoph Nowak, Susanne Lettau, Jahann Shah Beyzavi, Florian Goscheff, Daniela Nenadic, Judith Wahle, Rassul Wassa, Julian Breinersdorfer, Nastasja Schlaf, Muhammed Patat, Elisabeth Dirnbacher
  • Competition Project Team

    Cornelius Schlotthauer, Marc-Philipp Nieberg, Enrico Kleinke, Kristoph Nowak, Stefan Rinnebach, Romy Heiland, Richard Baumgartner
  • Area

    28000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Urban / Joey Ho Design

01:00 - 7 July, 2014
Urban  / Joey Ho Design, Courtesy of Joey Ho Design
Courtesy of Joey Ho Design

Courtesy of Joey Ho Design Courtesy of Joey Ho Design Courtesy of Joey Ho Design Courtesy of Joey Ho Design +7

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hong Kong
  • Artist

    VHILS
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Joey Ho Design

Coop Himmelb(l)au Designs Anti-Surveillance Coat

00:00 - 6 July, 2014
Coop Himmelb(l)au Designs Anti-Surveillance Coat, © Markus Pillhofer
© Markus Pillhofer

The Austrian firm Coop Himmelb(l)au has designed a wacky quilted coat that blocks electronic surveillance. With pockets to protect your collection of phones and tablets, the Jammer Coat was commissioned for the Workwear exhibition at the Triennale in Milan. 

From Facades to Floor Plates & Form: The Evolution of Herzog & de Meuron

01:00 - 6 July, 2014
From Facades to Floor Plates & Form: The Evolution of Herzog & de Meuron, Herzog & de Meuron’s 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida, USA (2005-2008, realisation 2008-2010). Image Courtesy of Xavier de Jauréguiberry
Herzog & de Meuron’s 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida, USA (2005-2008, realisation 2008-2010). Image Courtesy of Xavier de Jauréguiberry

The following is an essay that originally appeared in Australian Design Review as "Beyond the Wall, the Floor." In it, Michael Holt and Marissa Looby describe the evolution of Herzog and de Meuron's work. Using numerous examples of recent projects (such as VitraHaus and 56 Leonard Street), they point out that Herzog and de Meuron have, increasingly, relied on the floor slabs of their buildings to suggest the building’s shape. By removing the façade’s prominence in favor of a more suggestive way of creating mass, they have turned their original design signature on its head. 

Simple adjustments, slight alterations, subtle illusions. These are not tagline descriptions of the 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach project, or a synopsis for a body of work. Instead they operate as retroactively projecting the course of professional development in the works of Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. The practice is known, from its earliest built projects, as a firm who produced artistically driven facade treatments where the vertical plane — the ‘nominal façade’ — would define form through the visually stimulating surface or skin. As the practice has evolved, it is argued here, they have crafted a new strategy: the horizontal plane as vertical facade generator.

In its progression the practice has deviated from facade ornamentation and fabrication towards the removal of the facade altogether; allowing for the floor plate — as a visual element — to operate as inadvertent facade and thus doubling its structural and visual importance. The placing of floor plates becomes the force creating the form – the ‘inverted structural skin’The stripped back architectural form does not remove the facade, but removes the idea of a facade, paradoxically creating a building mass almost by default.

Escola Secundária Garcia da Orta / Bak Gordon Arquitectos

01:00 - 6 July, 2014
Escola Secundária Garcia da Orta / Bak Gordon Arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG +25

Video: The Spatial Diagramming of Spike Jonze's "Her"

00:00 - 6 July, 2014

Every month, INTERIORS Journal analyzes and diagrams the spaces in various films, producing detailed plans for our viewing pleasure. But have you ever wondered just how they do it? If you have, check out their short video on making the plan from Spike Jonze's feature film Her above.

Regional Cultural Centre / MacGabhann Architects

01:00 - 6 July, 2014
Regional Cultural Centre / MacGabhann Architects, © Dennis Gilbert
© Dennis Gilbert

© Dennis Gilbert © Dennis Gilbert © Dennis Gilbert © Dennis Gilbert +38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland
  • Design Team

    Antoin MacGabhann, Tarla MacGabhann, Nanni Grau, Niels Merschbrock
  • Area

    1700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Sekiz Artı Wins Competition to Redesign Gallipoli National Park

00:00 - 6 July, 2014
Sekiz Artı Wins Competition to Redesign Gallipoli National Park, Courtesy of Sekiz Artı
Courtesy of Sekiz Artı

The Gallipoli Peninsula, at the Western end of Turkey, holds a particular significance for the country as the site of a major World War One battle in which the declining Ottoman Empire repelled an attempted invasion by British forces. Today, it is seen as one of the defining moments that contributed to the formation of modern day , and the site of the battle is commemorated by a national park which includes a series of monuments and memorials at the southern tip of the peninsula.

City square Mortsel / ABSCIS Architecten

01:00 - 6 July, 2014
City square Mortsel / ABSCIS Architecten, © Thomas De Bruyne
© Thomas De Bruyne

© Thomas De Bruyne © Thomas De Bruyne © Thomas De Bruyne © Thomas De Bruyne +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stadsplein, 2640 Mortsel, Belgium
  • Design Team

    ABSCIS ARCHITECTEN BVBA
  • Area

    1045.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Yul-dong Café / iSM architects

01:00 - 6 July, 2014
Yul-dong Café  / iSM architects, © Hyosook Chin
© Hyosook Chin

© Hyosook Chin © Hyosook Chin © Hyosook Chin © Hyosook Chin +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architects in Charge

    Joongwon Lee, Kyung-A Lee
  • Area

    72.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

The Cubes House / Néstor Sandbank

01:00 - 6 July, 2014
The Cubes House  / Néstor Sandbank , © Itai Sikolsky
© Itai Sikolsky

© Itai Sikolsky © Itai Sikolsky © Itai Sikolsky © Itai Sikolsky +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ramot HaShavim, Israel
  • Project Area

    3000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Itai Sikolsky

Organic London Skyscraper Grows as Residents Recycle

01:00 - 6 July, 2014
Organic London Skyscraper Grows as Residents Recycle, Exterior View. Image Courtesy of Chartier Corbassons architectes
Exterior View. Image Courtesy of Chartier Corbassons architectes

Inspired by vegetative growth and the bamboo scaffolding of Asia, Thomas Corbasson and VS-A have proposed a conceptual project for an organic skyscraper for London that will incorporate waste produced by its occupants. The building will rise vertically as more and more of the glass and paper needed for construction is discarded by building residents. It is estimated that enough recycled material for the building’s façade could be produced within a year. The project earned a special mention in a recent Skyscapers and SuperSkyscapers Competition.

Artist Lucy William's Remarkable Illustrations of 20th Century Modernism

00:00 - 5 July, 2014
Artist Lucy William's Remarkable Illustrations of 20th Century Modernism, Great Arthur House, 2014. Plexiglas, paper, cork, corrugated polystyrene, balsa wood, birch and walnut veneers, bronze colored card and acrylic paint on board. Image Courtesy of McKee Gallery
Great Arthur House, 2014. Plexiglas, paper, cork, corrugated polystyrene, balsa wood, birch and walnut veneers, bronze colored card and acrylic paint on board. Image Courtesy of McKee Gallery

Neither photographs nor renders, all of the images in this post are actually the intricately handcrafted creations of British artist Lucy Williams, a skilled paper-cutter with an incredible amount of patience. Luckily for us architecture fiends, the stars of Williams’ mixed-media works are her 20th century modernist designs. Check out more of her amazing work after the break.

Bricket Wood, 2013. Plexiglas, cork, balsa wood, paper, card, walnut veneer, silver colored card and acrylic paint on board. Image Courtesy of McKee Gallery Bousfield School, 2013. Paper, card, Plexiglas, cork, gravel effect scenic mat, silver colored card and acrylic paint on board. Image Courtesy of McKee Gallery 66 Frognal, 2014. Miniature red house bricks, Plexiglas, paper, card, cork, balsa wood, piano wire, scenic polyester voile, grass effect scenic mat, silver colored card and acrylic paint on board. Image Courtesy of McKee Gallery Howard House, 2014. Plexiglas, paper, cork, obeche strip wood and acrylic paint on board. Image Courtesy of McKee Gallery +5

Ferreries 16 / Cubus, Taller d’Arquitectura

01:00 - 5 July, 2014
Ferreries 16 / Cubus, Taller d’Arquitectura  , © Nani Pujol
© Nani Pujol

© Nani Pujol © Nani Pujol © Nani Pujol © Nani Pujol +13

Stock Coffee / Arhitektura Budjevac

01:00 - 5 July, 2014
Stock Coffee / Arhitektura Budjevac, © Andreja Budjevac
© Andreja Budjevac

© Andreja Budjevac © Andreja Budjevac © Andreja Budjevac © Andreja Budjevac +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Trg Kralja Aleksandra Ujedinitelja, Niš, Serbia
  • Design Team

    Andreja Budjevac, Saša Budjevac, Miljana Ignjatović
  • Wall Art

    Jelena Ilić
  • Area

    105.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs