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Get Playful on the Streets of Seattle with "Pop-Up! Street Furniture" from LMN Architects

00:00 - 26 October, 2014
Get Playful on the Streets of Seattle with "Pop-Up! Street Furniture" from LMN Architects, © Trevor Dykstra
© Trevor Dykstra

Downtown Seattle was transformed into a playground for people of all ages in September with Pop-Up! Street Furniture, an creative take on interactivity in the built environment. Eight movable modules combine to create endless configurations capable of forming either seating or play space for a dozen people. The project was realized by Seattle-based LMN Architects, leading an inter-disciplinary team of students, professionals, designers, manufacturers, and contractors, intent on stimulating ordinary streets in the city's downtown core. Created for the Seattle Design Festival, the project created a temporary hub for conversation, play, and engagement.

Read more after the break on the many uses of Pop-Up! Street Furniture in Seattle

© Trevor Dykstra © Trevor Dykstra © Trevor Dykstra © Trevor Dykstra +15

The Hedonist / Nuno Pimenta + Frederico Martins

01:00 - 26 October, 2014
The Hedonist / Nuno Pimenta + Frederico Martins, © Nuno Pimenta
© Nuno Pimenta

© Nuno Pimenta © Nuno Pimenta © Nuno Pimenta © Nuno Pimenta +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Neckarspitze, 68159 Mannheim, Germany
  • Authors

    Nuno Pimenta, Frederico Martins
  • Project Team

    Frederico Martins, Miguel C. Tavares, Nuno Pimenta, Ricardo Leal, Rui M. Vieira
  • Project Area

    14.4 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

In Progress: Stadskantoor / OMA

01:00 - 26 October, 2014
In Progress: Stadskantoor / OMA, © Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode Facade Collage from North. Image Courtesy of OMA +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Meent 119, 3011 JH Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Partners In Charge

    Rem Koolhaas, Reinier de Graaf
  • Associate

    Alex de Jong
  • Project Team

    Philippe Braun, Clarisa Garcia Fresco, Maaike Hawinkels, Andrew Linn, Takeshi Murakuni, Peter Rieff, Tom Tang, Sakine Dicle Uzanyayla, Mark Veldman
  • Interior Team

    Saskia Simon, Andrea Giannotti, Ross O'Connell, Mafalda Rangel, Lucia Zamponi, Grisha Zotov
  • Area

    43370.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

RIBA Launches Centenery Square Regeneration Competition for Birmingham

01:00 - 25 October, 2014
RIBA Launches Centenery Square Regeneration Competition for Birmingham, Birmingham's Centenary Square. Image Courtesy of RIBA Competitions
Birmingham's Centenary Square. Image Courtesy of RIBA Competitions

The Royal Institute of British Architects have announced an international design competition to regenerate Centenary Square, one of Birmingham's largest public spaces, and neighbor to Birmingham's International Convention Centre, the Old Rep Theatre, and the the Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo which was shortlisted for the 2014 Stirling Prize

Competition Entry: JHK Architecten + Broekbakema's Proposal for Rotterdam School of Transport

01:00 - 25 October, 2014
Competition Entry: JHK Architecten + Broekbakema's Proposal for Rotterdam School of Transport, © WAX
© WAX

JHK Architecten and Broekbakema have shared with us their competition entry for a higher education school in the field of transport for Rotterdam. The building, envisioned as part of Rotterdam’s transport and logistics district, was inspired by the “distinctive sturdy structures of the port.” 

© JHK BroekBakema © WAX © WAX © WAX +8

Strato Office Block / Hardel et Le Bihan Architectes

01:00 - 25 October, 2014
Strato Office Block / Hardel et Le Bihan Architectes, © Vincent Fillon
© Vincent Fillon

© Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon +10

Swimming Pool Kibitzenau / Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

01:00 - 25 October, 2014
Swimming Pool Kibitzenau / Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes, © David Boureau
© David Boureau

© David Boureau © David Boureau © David Boureau © David Boureau +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    1 Rue de la Kibitzenau, 67100 Strasbourg, France
  • Design Team

    Claire Bodenez, Jennifer Goletz
  • Project Leader

    Robert Grimm
  • Area

    6501.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Copper House / Charles Rose Architects

01:00 - 25 October, 2014
Copper House / Charles Rose Architects, Courtesy of Charles Rose Architects
Courtesy of Charles Rose Architects

Courtesy of Charles Rose Architects Courtesy of Charles Rose Architects Courtesy of Charles Rose Architects Courtesy of Charles Rose Architects +20

Design Your Own Home With MUJI's Prefab Vertical House

00:00 - 25 October, 2014
Design Your Own Home With MUJI's Prefab Vertical House, Courtesy of MUJI
Courtesy of MUJI

Japanese design brand MUJI has taken a bold step into architectural territory. A few years after a collaboration with Kengo Kuma to design two prefab houses, the company has come forth with a Vertical House in Tokyo. Streamlined and efficient, the home accommodates all the demands of residential living within a small plot of land.

Interior images and more information, after the break.

Courtesy of MUJI Courtesy of MUJI Courtesy of MUJI Courtesy of MUJI +9

Find a New Life for Your Old Cardboard with these Geometric DIY Halloween Masks

00:00 - 25 October, 2014
Find a New Life for Your Old Cardboard with these Geometric DIY Halloween Masks, © Fearless Photography
© Fearless Photography

Grab your cardboard, parcel tape, and model building skills: Halloween masks are no longer just for witches and warlocks, but for architects too. A furniture designer turned mask creator based in the United Kingdom has created a series of geometric masks for the creatively inclined, available as a template online. A great way to use up leftover model-making materials, the masks were designed "to create a set of masks that could be built by anyone using local materials removing the need for mass manufacturing or shipping and with the minimum environmental impact," says their creator Steve Wintercroft.

Hashim Sarkis Named MIT’s New Dean of Architecture and Planning

00:00 - 25 October, 2014
Hashim Sarkis Named MIT’s New Dean of Architecture and Planning, The Courtowers (currently under construction). Image Courtesy of Hashim Sarkis Studios
The Courtowers (currently under construction). Image Courtesy of Hashim Sarkis Studios

Hashim Sarkis - a prominent scholar of architecture and urbanism, a practicing architect whose works have been built in the United States and the Middle East, and a leading expert on design in the Middle East - has been named the new dean of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), effective in January. Sarkis is currently the Aga Khan Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism in Muslim Societies at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD). He has been on the Harvard faculty since 1998, and has been a full professor since 2002.

A Shed of One’s Own: An Exploration of Architectural Sheds and Writer’s Bothies

00:00 - 25 October, 2014
A Shed of One’s Own: An Exploration of Architectural Sheds and Writer’s Bothies, The Bothy Project - Pig Rock Bothy. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland. 2014. Image Courtesy of The Building Centre
The Bothy Project - Pig Rock Bothy. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland. 2014. Image Courtesy of The Building Centre

As part of the Dylan Thomas in Fitzrovia festivalThe Building Centre is examining the space Dylan Thomas and other writers depend on to create their work. A Shed of One's Own is a photographic exploration of unique sheds with architectural significance and literary connections. From award-winning studios in Central London to weathered bothies in Scotland, this exhibition explores the importance of space for creativity and inspiration. 

Redondeado / Carolina González Vives

01:00 - 25 October, 2014
Redondeado / Carolina González Vives, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +13

Esas Aeropark / Tabanlıoğlu Architects

01:00 - 25 October, 2014
Esas Aeropark / Tabanlıoğlu Architects, © Murat Germen
© Murat Germen

© Thomas Mayer © Murat Germen © Murat Germen © Murat Germen +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yenişehir Mh., Osmanlı Bulvarı No:7, 34912 İstanbul/Istanbul, Turkey
  • Architect in Charge

    Murat Tabanlıoğlu & Melkan Gürsel Tabanlıoğlu
  • Design Team

    Murat Cengiz, Çağrı Akay, Seray Öztürk, Selçuk Güllü, Gökhan Çatıkkaş, Aybala Öz, Ayşe Sevig, Mine Alsinevi, Kaan Keleş, Melis Selis
  • Area

    55359.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Villa M M / feliz Architects

01:00 - 25 October, 2014
Villa M M / feliz Architects, © Ralph Feiner
© Ralph Feiner

© Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner © Ralph Feiner +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Malans, Switzerland
  • Architects in Charge

    Felix Held Dipl Arch ETH SIA
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Woods Bagot's Alternative Penn Station Solution Would Keep Madison Square Garden

00:00 - 24 October, 2014
Woods Bagot's Alternative Penn Station Solution Would Keep Madison Square Garden, © VISUALHOUSE
© VISUALHOUSE

Invited by the Municipal Arts Society (MAS) and the Regional Plan Association (RPA), Woods Bagot has created an alternative design for the future of New York's  Penn Station which would allow Madison Square Garden to remain in its current location above the station's entrance. The design, produced as part of MAS and RPA's report into the future of the station, the design was unveiled yesterday at Penn 2023: Where will the Garden Go?, the first session of the Municipal Arts Society's 2014 Summit for New York City, which discussed the possible options for the site at the end of Madison Square Garden's current 10-year permit.

Though the report by MAS and RPA favors the idea of moving Madison Square Garden - identifying Farley Post Office’s Western Annex and the Morgan Postal Facility and Annex as potential new sites - it also says that "there needs to be a Plan B... In the event a deal between the state, city, railroads and Madison Square Garden does not get done in the next eight years, there needs to be a plan for improving Penn Station and the surrounding district with the Garden still in place." This is where Woods Bagot's designs come in.

Read on after the break for more on Woods Bagot's proposal

The Courtyard House Plugin / People's Architecture Office

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
The Courtyard House Plugin / People's Architecture Office, Courtesy of People's Architecture Office
Courtesy of People's Architecture Office

Courtesy of People's Architecture Office Courtesy of People's Architecture Office Courtesy of People's Architecture Office Courtesy of People's Architecture Office +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chamber of Commerce of Dashilar Liulichang of Xicheng District, Beijing, Xicheng, Beijing, China, 100000
  • Area

    60.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Wirtschaftspark Breitensee / HOLODECK Architects

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
Wirtschaftspark Breitensee / HOLODECK Architects, © Wolfgang Thaler
© Wolfgang Thaler

© Wolfgang Thaler © Wolfgang Thaler © Wolfgang Thaler © Wolfgang Thaler +38