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Upcycle House / Lendager Arkitekter

01:00 - 16 December, 2013
Upcycle House  / Lendager Arkitekter, © Jesper Ray
© Jesper Ray

© Jesper Ray © Jesper Ray © Jesper Ray © Polfoto +24

Museumkwartier ’s / Bierman Henket architecten

01:00 - 15 December, 2013
Museumkwartier ’s / Bierman Henket architecten, © Joep Jacobs
© Joep Jacobs
  • Architects

  • Location

    De Mortel 4, 5211 HV 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Bierman Henket architecten
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Joep Jacobs © Joep Jacobs © Joep Jacobs © Joep Jacobs +42

Design: A Long Term Preventative Medicine

00:00 - 15 December, 2013
Design: A Long Term Preventative Medicine, New York City's High Line. Image © Iwan Baan
New York City's High Line. Image © Iwan Baan

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and MIT’s Center for Advanced Urbanism has produced a new report examining urban health in eight of the USA’s largest cities, which has been translated into a collection of meaningful findings for architects, designers, and urban planners. With more than half of the world’s population living in urban areas - a statistic which is projected to grow to 70% by 2050 - the report hinges around the theory that “massive urbanization can negatively affect human and environmental health in unique ways” and that, in many cases, these affects can be addressed by architects and designers by the way we create within and build upon our cities.

El Ejido Courthouse / Andrés López Fernández

01:00 - 15 December, 2013
El Ejido Courthouse / Andrés López Fernández, © Manolo Toledo
© Manolo Toledo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Laurel, 04700 El Ejido, Almería, Spain
  • Collaborators

    Marcos Plazuelo López, Jesus Bozzo Fdez. de Tirso, Rosa Palacios Garrido, Rufino M. Quesada Molina, Peter Taner, Juan L. Bellod, Tomas Ruiz de Terry, Sandra Polonio, Miguel Arrocha, Cristina Cuadro, Inmaculada García, Francisco Soler, María Romero, Laura Organvidez, Tibisay Cañas, Catalina Fernández.
  • Area

    8109.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Fernando Alda  © Manolo Toledo © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +46

Inside Japan's "Crazy" Housing

00:00 - 15 December, 2013
Inside Japan's "Crazy" Housing, House NA / Sou Fujimoto Architects. Image © Iwan Baan
House NA / Sou Fujimoto Architects. Image © Iwan Baan

Inspired by our wildly popular article "Why Japan Is Crazy About Housing," CNN has interviewed Tokyo-based author and architect Alastair Townsend in order to dig a bit deeper into why radical design has become more common in Japan. The video features interviews with the residents of House T by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects, who share what it's like to live in a multi-storied home with step ladders and no walls, as well as Sou Fujimoto, who takes us on a tour of his whimsical, tree-house inspired House NA. Watch the video after the break.

Bramberger Wins Competition to Design High Tech Campus in Austria

01:00 - 15 December, 2013
Bramberger Wins Competition to Design High Tech Campus in Austria, Communications Promenade. Image © Bramberger Architects
Communications Promenade. Image © Bramberger Architects

Austrian Bramberger Architects have won the international competition to design the new High Tech Center in Villach, Austria. The winning scheme proposes four blocks of buildings and a corresponding area of dedicated open spaces, articulated longitudinally by a main axle. This axle, named “Communications Promenade” acts as a central route between the buildings and, in the future, it is proposed to connect the surrounding buildings, promoting the necessary infra- structures for the creation of an investigation campus. 

Two Hulls / Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

01:00 - 15 December, 2013
Two Hulls / Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, © Greg Richardson
© Greg Richardson

© Greg Richardson © Greg Richardson © Greg Richardson © Greg Richardson +21

Remembering Neimeyer: The Works of a Master

00:00 - 15 December, 2013
Remembering Neimeyer: The Works of a Master, ©  Flickr User el_floz
© Flickr User el_floz

Many architects enter the profession with hopes of creating something that outlives them, something that is bigger than themselves, that can advocate for a better world. Oscar Niemeyer was such an architect, one who fought for designs that would serve everyone. The master of Brazilian architecture passed away one year ago after complications from a previous kidney condition. In honor of what would have been his birthday today, we’ve rounded up a few of his masterpieces, from his elegant and curvy Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, his collaboration on the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the traditional spectacle space of his Sambadrome, the spiraling Niemeyer Center in Aviles, and the powerful parabolic expression in his Cathedral of Brasilia. Enjoy!

Avelar Brotero Secondary School / Inês Lobo Arquitectos

01:00 - 15 December, 2013
Avelar Brotero Secondary School / Inês Lobo Arquitectos, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +39

Arup to Collaborate with Henning Larsen on European Spallation Source

00:00 - 15 December, 2013
Arup to Collaborate with Henning Larsen on European Spallation Source, © Luxigon
© Luxigon

Loft MM / C.T. Architects

01:00 - 15 December, 2013
Loft MM / C.T. Architects, © Tim Van de Velde
© Tim Van de Velde

© Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde +18

Office Building in Vitoria / LH14 Arquitectos

01:00 - 14 December, 2013
Office Building in Vitoria / LH14 Arquitectos, © KS Fotografía
© KS Fotografía
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Javier Arroyo, Jose Maria Sainz, Javier Perosanz, Beatriz Arroyo, Angel Luis Arroyo
  • Technical Architect

    Luis Antonio del Rio
  • Facilities Engineering

    Ofinco
  • Structure Engineering

    Ferroestudio
  • Construction Company

    Edhinor
  • Area

    15335.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© KS Fotografía © KS Fotografía © KS Fotografía © KS Fotografía +18

"Art Palace" Cultural Complex Competition Entry / TOTEMENT | PAPER

01:00 - 14 December, 2013
"Art Palace" Cultural Complex Competition Entry / TOTEMENT | PAPER, View (winning scheme). Image Courtesy of TOTEMENT | PAPER
View (winning scheme). Image Courtesy of TOTEMENT | PAPER

TOTEMENT | PAPER's competition proposal to design an international multipurpose cultural and leisure exhibition complex, close to Moscow's Kremlin, centers around resolving the aesthetic disconnection, or "visual conflict", between the image of a modern European city - defined by the Ismailovo hotel complex - and the historic context of the site. Their designs (two variations of each other of which one has won the competition) do not blend into the existing cultural monuments but rather offer a modern antidote to the issues of scale, perception and "grandiose historical stylization" that currently exists.

Folding Red / Jike Zhicheng

01:00 - 14 December, 2013
Folding Red / Jike Zhicheng, Courtesy of Jike Zhicheng
Courtesy of Jike Zhicheng
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai, China
  • Collaborate Design

    Tonghe Shanzhi
  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Jike Zhicheng

Courtesy of Jike Zhicheng Courtesy of Jike Zhicheng Courtesy of Jike Zhicheng Courtesy of Jike Zhicheng +30

Offices Tiensevest Leuven / Crepain Binst Architecture + ARCHI+I

01:00 - 14 December, 2013
Offices Tiensevest Leuven / Crepain Binst Architecture + ARCHI+I, Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture + ARCHI+I
Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture + ARCHI+I
  • Architects

  • Location

    3000 Leuven, Belgium
  • Project Manager

    Luc Reyn (CBA), Thomas Dierickx (ARCHI I)
  • Collaborators

    Thomas Cols, Ellen VAnhole, Luk Mertens
  • Engineering

    VK Engineering
  • General Contractor

    Interbuild nv
  • Area

    40000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture + ARCHI+I

Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture + ARCHI+I Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture + ARCHI+I Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture + ARCHI+I Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture + ARCHI+I +10

Call for Submissions: Satellite Magazine

01:00 - 14 December, 2013
Call for Submissions: Satellite Magazine

Satellite, an independent print magazine focused on cities, culture, and politics, is seeking submissions for its upcoming issue. Approximately a third of each issue focuses on a different city: to date, they have covered New Orleans, Montreal, and Toronto, and are now starting work on New York. They're therefore particularly interested in submissions pertaining to that city, but are happy to consider other topics as well.

Kanye West, Jacque Herzog Talk Architecture, Bore Kanye Fans to Tears

00:00 - 14 December, 2013
Kanye West, Jacque Herzog Talk Architecture, Bore Kanye Fans to Tears, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jacques Herzog, Kanye West. Image © Seth Browarnik/startraksphoto.com, via Surface Magazine's Facebook Page
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jacques Herzog, Kanye West. Image © Seth Browarnik/startraksphoto.com, via Surface Magazine's Facebook Page

In her article for BlouinArtInfo, Janelle Zara wittily recounts her experience at an architecture event in which 70% of the audience left before the night's end. The event? A talk, held last week in Miami’s Design District, between Kanye West and Pritzker laureate Jacque Herzog. Despite the audience's clear lack of interest, Zara insists the skippers missed quite the conversation: "Herzog’s half of the conversation lent it its gravitas; Kanye’s token Westisms provided the candy-coated sprinkles on top." Read the full post here.

Competition Entry: Zaryadye Park / Turenscape

01:00 - 14 December, 2013
Courtesy of Turenscape
Courtesy of Turenscape

In June this year, the Turenscape Consortium was shortlisted to prepare a design proposal for Zaryadye Park, Moscow. The scheme, titled “The Blue Circle of Moscow,” centered around a circular reflecting pool that would serve as a mirror to the Moscow skyline, while managing urban stormwater. According to Turenscape, “The Blue Circle was envisioned as a new city icon, which links the past with the present and the future, which reconnects man with nature, which reunites the separated urban space, and which gathers individuals of all kinds.”