Politiekantoor Schoten / Bovenbouw

01:00 - 22 September, 2013
Politiekantoor Schoten / Bovenbouw, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Schoten, Belgium
  • Design Team

    Dirk Somers, Erik Wieërs, Pieter Eeckeloo, Sarah Poot, Peter Wils, Annelien Grandry and Christophe Van Boxtel
  • Client

    Gemeente Schoten, Johan Hoskens
  • Structural Engineer

    Arcadis Gedas NV
  • Area

    2480.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +13

Re-inventing Shoes Workshop at AAtelier Paris

00:00 - 21 September, 2013
Re-inventing Shoes Workshop at AAtelier Paris

The AA (Architectural Association) is one of the world’s most renowned Schools of Architecture. It offers twice a year, since 2011, AAtelier: a 10-day highly international AA visiting school in Paris. What makes this course unique in the world today is its crossover approach between architecture and fashion.

Four Post-War UK Buildings Given Heritage Status

00:00 - 21 September, 2013
Four Post-War UK Buildings Given Heritage Status, The Spectrum Building / Foster + Partners. Image © Richard Davies, Courtesy Foster + Partners
The Spectrum Building / Foster + Partners. Image © Richard Davies, Courtesy Foster + Partners

Four post-war buildings, including the Spectrum Building by Norman Foster and Capel Manor House by Michael Manser, have been elevated to the Heritage List by the UK's Architecture and Heritage Minister Ed Vaizey. Upon announcing the news, the Minister commented that in spite of England's "fine and wonderful built heritage it's sometimes forgotten that we have many outstanding modern buildings too." His listings show that "architecture in this country is very much alive and well in the modern world."

Read more about the buildings after the break...

Alley / APOLLO Architects & Associates

01:00 - 21 September, 2013
Alley / APOLLO Architects & Associates, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +32

IS ARCH Awards for students

00:00 - 21 September, 2013
IS ARCH Awards for students

The ISARCH Awards are international awards targeting students of architecture. The aim is to provide a platform for debate surrounding the architecture solutions students contribute within the framework of their university studies.

Tortona 37 Multi-Purpose Complex / Matteo Thun & Partners

00:00 - 21 September, 2013
Tortona 37 Multi-Purpose Complex / Matteo Thun & Partners, © Matteo Danesin
© Matteo Danesin

© Daniele Domenicali © Matteo Danesin © Matteo Danesin © Daniele Domenicali +15

'Serp & Molot' Factory International Competition

01:00 - 21 September, 2013
'Serp & Molot' Factory International Competition

The international competition for the architectural and urban planning concept of the 'Serp & Molot' Factory in Moscow opened its registration last week.

Office complex Haokang / Archiplein

00:00 - 21 September, 2013
© Frédéric Henriques
© Frédéric Henriques

© Frédéric Henriques © Frédéric Henriques © Frédéric Henriques © Frédéric Henriques +12

Löwenpark Melk / Smertnik Kraut Architekten

01:00 - 21 September, 2013
© Bruno Klomfar
© Bruno Klomfar
  • Architects

  • Location

    Melk, Austria
  • Design & Project Team

    Johannes Kraut, Thomas Mayerhofer, Rene Schmid
  • Project Management

    Office Stickelberger
  • Area

    11479.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Bruno Klomfar © Bruno Klomfar © Bruno Klomfar © Bruno Klomfar +12

RIBA Announces 2014 International Fellowships

00:00 - 21 September, 2013
RIBA Announces 2014 International Fellowships, Courtesy of RIBA
Courtesy of RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the 2014 International Fellowships of the RIBA. RIBA International Fellowships reward the particular contributions non-UK architects have made to architecture.

Bloomberg to Announce Mega-Redevelopment of NYC's Lower East Side

00:00 - 21 September, 2013
Bloomberg to Announce Mega-Redevelopment of NYC's Lower East Side, The planned "Essex Crossing" complex by SHoP and Beyer Blinder Belle. Image © SHoP Architects
The planned "Essex Crossing" complex by SHoP and Beyer Blinder Belle. Image © SHoP Architects

After decades of contention between residents and politicians, the Bloomberg administration will announce on Wednesday plans of constructing a six-acre complex by SHoP and Beyer Blinder Belle Architects over a ten year period. Nine vacant lots in New York City's Lower East Side will be erected into a mega-development of retail, office, entertainment, cultural and housing units. The complex will be located in rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, once home to working-class Italians, Jews, Puerto Ricans and Ukrainians, and has struggled to preserve affordable housing against an encroaching luxury market. In response, developers have collaborated with local community groups agreeing that half of the projected 1,000 apartments will be for low-, moderate-, and middle-income families. 

However, is this enough to sustain a balance of varying incomes? 

Tonickx Offices / Vincent Van Duysen Architects

01:00 - 21 September, 2013
Tonickx Offices / Vincent Van Duysen Architects, © Koen Van Damme
© Koen Van Damme

© Koen Van Damme © Koen Van Damme © Koen Van Damme © Koen Van Damme +15

Honoring Architecture's Digital Pioneers

09:30 - 20 September, 2013
Honoring Architecture's Digital Pioneers, A Hoberman arch at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. Chuck Hoberman is one of the architects highlighted in the ongoing "Archaeology of the Digital". Image © Wikimedia Commons
A Hoberman arch at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. Chuck Hoberman is one of the architects highlighted in the ongoing "Archaeology of the Digital". Image © Wikimedia Commons

Many would consider Greg Lynn the leader of computer-aided design in architecture - but Lynn himself begs to differ. He and the Canadian Centre for Architecture recently collaborated on "Archaeology of the Digital," the first in a series of exhibitions that will showcase the work of the earliest adopters of digital techniques in architecture. The exhibit, which opened on May 7, focuses on work by Frank Gehry, Peter Eisenman, Chuck Hoberman, and Shoei Yoh. In this interview, originally published in Metropolis Magazine as "Computer Control," Avinash Rajagopal speaks with Greg Lynn about some of the projects and the inspiration behind the exhibit itself. 

Netherlands Embassy / KAAN Architecten

01:00 - 20 September, 2013
Netherlands Embassy / KAAN Architecten, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters
  • Architects

  • Location

    Maputo, Mozambique
  • Project Team

    Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio, Valery Didelon, Sara Martin Camara, Patricia Medina Prieto, Hannes Ochmann, Kim Sneyders, Sibil Strauli, Pasquale Talerico
  • Client

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Housing Service Abroad, The Hague
  • Area

    2573.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2004
  • Photographs

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters +15

House in Budapest / ZSK Architects

01:00 - 20 September, 2013
House in Budapest / ZSK Architects, © Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky
  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Hungary
  • Architect in Charge

    László Kalmár, Balázs Rose, Zsolt Zsuffa
  • Interior Design

    János Szepesi
  • Area

    270.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Zsolt Zsuffa © Zsolt Zsuffa © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky +19

Masoro Village Project / GA Collaborative

01:00 - 20 September, 2013
Masoro Village Project / GA Collaborative, The only power tool used on site was a battery-powered hand drill, except for a diesel-powered generator used for three days for welding the steel roofing. Future Masoro houses will use timber instead of steel as an additional cost-saving measure. Image © Yutaka Sho
The only power tool used on site was a battery-powered hand drill, except for a diesel-powered generator used for three days for welding the steel roofing. Future Masoro houses will use timber instead of steel as an additional cost-saving measure. Image © Yutaka Sho

The construction of a small single-family home twenty kilometers north of Kigali, Rwanda is now complete. The building is demure: three small bedrooms, a modest living room, and a space for cooking. Poor material availability and financial limitations meant that practicality was its primary design muse. The house is the prototype for a series of homes that the designers, GA Collaborative, will build in Masoro for members of the women’s cooperative l’Association Dushyigikirane. With the project’s uncommon building method—earthbag construction, the first of its kind in Rwanda—GA Collaborative intends to empower its clients with knowledge of an inexpensive and speedy construction technique that requires little training and no prior construction experience. 

Spotlight on Design: Toyo Ito

01:00 - 20 September, 2013
Spotlight on Design: Toyo Ito, Tama Art University Library (Hachioji Campus) / Courtesy Ishiguro Photographic Institute
Tama Art University Library (Hachioji Campus) / Courtesy Ishiguro Photographic Institute

The innovative work of the 2013 Pritzker Prize Laureate Toyo Ito is often driven by an internal critique and struggle towards perfection. In this translated program, the principal of Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects will discuss his design philosophy and remarkable work, which includes the Sendai Mediatheque in Miyagi, Japan, and Tokyo's Tama Art University Library and TOD’S Omotesando Building. 

City Center Pavilion and Main Square / Comac

00:00 - 20 September, 2013
City Center Pavilion and Main Square / Comac, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault
  • Architects

  • Location

    La Nerthe, 13016 Marseille, France
  • Landscape Architect

    Paul Petel
  • Engineer

    SLH - Franck Penel
  • Building Firms

    DM construction
  • Urban Furniture

    Cyria
  • Area

    3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +23