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MORA Residential Building / ADN Birou de Arhitectura

01:00 - 31 October, 2014
MORA Residential Building / ADN Birou de Arhitectura, © Cosmin Dragomir
© Cosmin Dragomir

© Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Strada Doctor Grigore Mora, Bucharest, Romania
  • Design Team

    Adrian Untaru, Andrei Șerbescu, Bogdan Brădăţeanu, Marius Dumitrașcu, Ruxandra Bardaș, Carmen Petrea
  • Area

    2020.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Michael Graves School of Architecture to Open in 2015

00:00 - 30 October, 2014
Michael Graves School of Architecture to Open in 2015, Graves-designed University building planned for Wenzhou. Image © Michael Graves School of Architecture
Graves-designed University building planned for Wenzhou. Image © Michael Graves School of Architecture

Kean University has announced plans to open a new architecture school based on the design philosophy of Michael Graves. Following the footsteps of a man who laments the “loss of drawing,” the new Michael Graves School of Architecture will prioritize hand drawings as a key to design process. 

“In our technologically savvy world, to this day, Michael Graves’ philosophy is to draw by hand first so that the students see, ‘feel’ and experience the new building spatially. Then, only after the drawing is complete will the students transfer the design to a computer so that the computer becomes an execution tool, not an ideation tool,” describes acting dean and former student of Graves, David Mohney.

Santiago Calatrava Breaks Ground on Church at 9/11 Memorial Site

00:00 - 30 October, 2014
Santiago Calatrava Breaks Ground on Church at 9/11 Memorial Site, © Santiago Calatrava
© Santiago Calatrava

Construction has begun on Santiago Calatrava’s Saint Nicholas National Shrine on the World Trade Center site in New York. A “tiny jewel” for lower Manhattan, as referred by Calatrava, the white Vermont marble shrine will be based around a translucent central Cupola that illuminates from within. 

More images and an updated construction image of Calatrava's neighboring transportation hub, after the break.

Ice Kraków Congress Centre / IEA + Arata Isozaki & Associates

01:00 - 30 October, 2014
Ice Kraków Congress Centre / IEA + Arata Isozaki & Associates, Courtesy of Ingarden & Ewý Architects + Arata Isozaki & Associates
Courtesy of Ingarden & Ewý Architects + Arata Isozaki & Associates

Courtesy of Ingarden & Ewý Architects + Arata Isozaki & Associates Courtesy of Ingarden & Ewý Architects + Arata Isozaki & Associates Courtesy of Ingarden & Ewý Architects + Arata Isozaki & Associates Courtesy of Ingarden & Ewý Architects + Arata Isozaki & Associates +44

  • Architects

  • Location

    Krakow, Poland
  • Collaborating Architect

    Jacek Ewý
  • Main Architect

    Krzysztof Ingarden
  • Architects

    Jacek Dubiel, Sylwester Staniucha, Dariusz Grobelny, Piotr Hojda, Sebastian Machaj, Grzegorz Miąsko, Joanna Bielawska-Ząbek, Olga Jasiak, Bartosz Kardaś, Piotr Kita, Tomasz Koral, Jakub Wagner, Anna Biskupska-Sperka, Sławomir Janas, Hiroyuki Mae, Agata Staniucha, Krzysztof Stępniak, Maciej Szromik, Jacek Szuba, Maciej Wierzbiński, Maja Wilczkiewicz-Janas, Tomasz Żełudziewicz, Marta Brańska, Joanna Domagalska, Sylwia Gowin, Łukasz Kępski, Jakub Turbasa, Bartosz Haduch (competition) IEA project administration: Renata Skowron
  • Team

    Yoko Sano, Tadayuki Uchida
  • Area

    36720.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Studio Octopi Proposes Floating Swimming Pool in the Thames

01:00 - 30 October, 2014
Studio Octopi Proposes Floating Swimming Pool in the Thames, The latest iteration of the design proposed for Victoria Embankment. Image © Studio Octopi / Picture Plane
The latest iteration of the design proposed for Victoria Embankment. Image © Studio Octopi / Picture Plane

A proposal to create a floating swimming pool in the Thames river will step up a gear tomorrow, as Studio Octopi will present their design for the Thames Baths at the Guardian's World Cities Day Challenge. Originally created as part of the Architecture Foundation's competition to design ways to reconnect Londoners with the river, the Thames Baths design has gained momentum over the last year, with a recent iteration of the design proposed for London's Victoria Embankment.

More on the design after the break

House in Nagatoro / CASE-REAL

01:00 - 30 October, 2014
House in Nagatoro / CASE-REAL, © Hiroshi Mizusaki
© Hiroshi Mizusaki

© Hiroshi Mizusaki © Hiroshi Mizusaki © Hiroshi Mizusaki © Hiroshi Mizusaki +30

Munich Botanical Garden Entrance Building / Kunze Seeholzer

01:00 - 30 October, 2014
Munich Botanical Garden Entrance Building / Kunze Seeholzer, © Jann Averwerser
© Jann Averwerser

© Jann Averwerser © Jann Averwerser © Jann Averwerser © Herbert Stolz +20

The NSA Muscle: Conversations Exploring Pioneering Projects in Digital Architecture

00:00 - 30 October, 2014
Screenshot. Image Courtesy of Canadian Centre for Architecture
Screenshot. Image Courtesy of Canadian Centre for Architecture

The NSA Muscle, an interactive inflatable structure built in 2003 that responded to touch and presence by changing its shape, is the latest subject explored in the Canadian Centre for Architecture's series on pioneering projects of digital architecture. Joining a roster of influential names including Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry and Chuck Hoberman, this e-book recounts a conversation between Greg Lynn and the author of the project Kas Oosterhuis of ONL [Oosterhuis and Lénárd]. The 'breathing' structure was covered by a grid of 'muscles' that contracted and relaxed in response to external stimulus, combining commercial pneumatics and virtual control technology in new ways to prototype an new kind of interactive architecture.

Discover the story by downloading NSA Muscle for free after the break.

House In Oxfordshire / Peter Feeny Architects

01:00 - 30 October, 2014
House In Oxfordshire / Peter Feeny Architects, © Rafael Dubreu
© Rafael Dubreu

© Rafael Dubreu © Rafael Dubreu © Rafael Dubreu © Rafael Dubreu +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Design Team

    Peter Feeny, Matthias Thum, Ondrej Mundl, Richard Hood, David Max Phillips, Jose Soto
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Preston Bus Station to Become a Youth Centre Under New Proposal

00:00 - 30 October, 2014
Preston Bus Station to Become a Youth Centre Under New Proposal, © Wikimedia Commons
© Wikimedia Commons

A proposal to ensure the future of Preston Bus Station could see part of the structure converted into a youth centre, as part of a £23 million renovation. The proposal by the building's owners, Lancashire County Council, involves halving the number of bus bays used by the structure to 40, freeing up the western end of the building for other uses, including a sports hall, climbing wall, art centre and outdoor sports pitches.

In addition to the youth centre, the £23 million budget covers renovation to the existing structure and improvements to the surrounding highway. Funding for the proposal will come partly from the council and partly from Preston Youth Zone.

More on the proposal after the break

Fly Through Milan's 2015 Expo Site in Progress With the Help of a Drone

00:00 - 30 October, 2014

Construction is entering into the final stages for Expo Milan 2015, with just over six months left in the five-year build. A quick fly through shows the centrepiece Italian Pavilion nearing structural completion, with national and corporate pavilions making steady progress. The video is the fifth in a series of drone-led tours of the site, created in partnership between Expo Milan and Telecom Italia.

Find out more and watch the remaining four videos after the break 

Reform of Two Places / IBAVI Arquitectes

01:00 - 30 October, 2014
Reform of Two Places / IBAVI Arquitectes, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +7

  • Architects

  • Location

    Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    : A. Martín, J. Moya, C. Oliver, A. Reina
  • Collaborators

    S. Villamarín, A. Rubido
  • Area

    153.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Incheon Children Science Museum / HAEAHN Architecture + Yooshin Architects & Engineers + Seongwoo Engineering & Architects

01:00 - 30 October, 2014
Incheon Children Science Museum / HAEAHN Architecture + Yooshin Architects & Engineers + Seongwoo Engineering & Architects, © Park Young-chae
© Park Young-chae

© Park Young-chae © Park Young-chae © Park Young-chae © Park Young-chae +31

Biomuseo / Gehry Partners

01:00 - 30 October, 2014
Biomuseo / Gehry Partners, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Amador Causeway, Panama, Panama
  • Architect in Charge

    Frank Gehry
  • Design Team

    Elmer Barco, Danelle Briscoe, Vartan Chalikian, Tina Chee, Denise Disney, Sam Gehry, Jose Gonzalez, Kerenza Harris, Jeremy Leman, Chris Mercier, George Metzger, Nathaniel Nacionales, Scott Natvig, Michael O’Boyle, Markus Sohst, Armando Solano
  • Exhibition Design

    Bruce Mau Design
  • Area

    4100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Roomroom / Takeshi Hosaka

01:00 - 30 October, 2014
Roomroom / Takeshi Hosaka, © Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners Inc.
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners Inc.

© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners Inc. © Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners Inc. © Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners Inc. © Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners Inc. +36

How Kunlé Adeyemi "Engages the Local and Specific To Have a Powerful Effect on a Global Level"

00:00 - 30 October, 2014
How Kunlé Adeyemi "Engages the Local and Specific To Have a Powerful Effect on a Global Level", Makoko Floating School / NLÉ Architects. Image © Iwan Baan
Makoko Floating School / NLÉ Architects. Image © Iwan Baan

Kunlé Adeyemi, the 38 year-old former disciple of Rem Koolhaas, made headlines last year with his Makoko Floating School, which enabled better access to education a slum community in Lagos. In this profile of Adeyemi and his Practice NLÉ Architects, originally published by Metropolis Magazine, Avinash Rajagopal explores what drives the young architect, explaining why he was selected as one of 10 designers in Metropolis Magazine's 2014 New Talent list.

When the Makoko Floating School was completed in March 2013, it received wildly enthusiastic critical acclaim from the international news media. The simple A-frame structure, buoyed by recycled plastic barrels in a lagoon in Lagos, Nigeria, was designed by NLÉ, a Lagos- and Amsterdam-based studio founded by the architect Kunlé Adeyemi. The project, intended as a model for how Lagos’s floating community could build simple, sustainable structures for themselves, subsequently faced a few challenges. One of the biggest was winning over local officials, who simply did not know what to make of such a building.

Stephen Hawking Centre at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics / Teeple Architects

01:00 - 30 October, 2014
Stephen Hawking Centre at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics  / Teeple Architects, © Tom Arban
© Tom Arban

© Scott Norsworthy © Scott Norsworthy © Scott Norsworthy © Scott Norsworthy +29

Our Latest Tool for Inspiration: The Materials Newsletter

00:00 - 30 October, 2014
Our Latest Tool for Inspiration: The Materials Newsletter

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