Arrow / APOLLO Architects & Associates

01:00 - 8 July, 2013
© Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

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BON / Corvin Cristian

01:00 - 8 July, 2013
Courtesy of Corvin Cristian
Courtesy of Corvin Cristian

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AD Interviews: Cecil Balmond at reSITE Conference

01:00 - 8 July, 2013

A few weeks ago, investors, business leaders, real estate developers, politicians, architects, urban planners, landscape architects, experts in transportation, innovation, engineers, economists, financiers, community organizers, scientists, artists, students and those with an active interest in urban development gathered in Prague to attend the reSITE Conference. As part of the conference, Cecil Balmond-- formerly of Arup Engineers and currently leading Balmond Studio in London -- led a two-stage international design competition workshop to imagine the future mobile event pavilion. (Stay tuned, we'll be posting these results soon!)

University Building for Technical Faculty Winning Proposal / 3XN

01:00 - 8 July, 2013
© 3XN
© 3XN

3XN just won the first prize in the international competition for their design of the new building for the technical faculty of the German university Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW). With their vision to create an open, inspiring and social learning environment, the building is to be a lighthouse project for academic learning - an innovative and productive learning environment in which students, teachers and industry representatives can meet. More images and architects' description after the break.

The World’s Largest Building Opens in China

00:00 - 7 July, 2013
Courtesy of The Telegraph
Courtesy of The Telegraph

Although Dubai has held claim to the world’s tallest building for a few years, China is now claiming to now have the worlds largest building. Measuring at 500 meters long, 400 meters wide and 100 meters high, the newly constructed Century Global Center in Chengdu is reportedly capable of housing 20 Sydney Opera Houses in its 1.7 million square meter interior. 

Catholic Campus Ministry at Wright State University / The Collaborative Inc

01:00 - 7 July, 2013
© Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

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J's vis aile / atelier KUU

01:00 - 7 July, 2013
© Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

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Barranco No. 436 / JSª

01:00 - 7 July, 2013
© Sebastián Castillo
© Sebastián Castillo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Barranco District, Peru
  • Team

    Javier Sánchez, Irvine Torres, Francisco de la Concha, Eduardo Zambrano
  • Area

    540.0 m2
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Sebastián Castillo

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Eagleton Weekend Home / VSDP

01:00 - 7 July, 2013
© Anand Jaju
© Anand Jaju

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The International Cricket Hall of Fame / Turner

01:00 - 7 July, 2013
© Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bowral, NSW, Australia
  • Client

    Bradman Foundation
  • Site Area

    21,000
  • Area

    1050.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Brett Boardman

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'Cristal – The Dead Sea Gem' Winning Proposal / Sitbon Architectes

01:00 - 7 July, 2013
Courtesy of Sitbon Architectes
Courtesy of Sitbon Architectes

Sitbon Architectes shared with us their proposal for a leisure center in the Dead Sea which was recently awarded the 1st prize for the "Best unbuilt competition entry" as well as the "People's choice winner" of the international competition AZ Awards 2013. Titled 'Cristal – The Dead Sea Gem,' the purpose of their design is to sensitize people to the interpretation of its specific nature. Like a sculpture, its volume is inspired by the salt cube structure, the symbol of the Dead Sea. All the steps remind us consequences of time. It means that we need to take care of everything: our body, our mind, our environment. More images and architects' description after the break.

Video: This is Shanghai

00:00 - 7 July, 2013

A little over thirty years ago, Shanghai was a fairly dense, mid-rise city with no skyscrapers. Now, Shanghai has been transformed into a global metropolis with over 4,000 skyscrapers - twice as many as New York. In an attempt to capture the “diversities and eccentricities of the metropolis that is Shanghai beyond the famous skyline,” photographer Rob Whitworth and urban identity expert JT Singh joined forces to create ‘This is Shanghai.’

Participatory City: 100 Urban Trends from the BMW Guggenheim Lab

00:00 - 6 July, 2013

From 2011 to 2013, the BMW Guggenheim Lab, a mobile think tank for exploring urban life, traveled to New York, Berlin, and Mumbai to inspire innovative ideas for urban design and new ways of thinking about cities. To sum up the major themes and ideas that emerged during this two-year global journey, the Guggenheim Museum will present the exhibition Participatory City: 100 Urban Trends from the BMW Guggenheim Lab, on view from October 11, 2013, to January 5, 2014.

Updated Renderings Released for Mirvish+Gehry Toronto

00:00 - 6 July, 2013
Courtesy of Gehry Partners LLP
Courtesy of Gehry Partners LLP

David Mirvish, founder of Mirvish Productions, and Toronto-born starchitect Frank Gehry have released updated renderings of their massive, mixed-used project planned to transform Toronto's downtown arts and entertainment district. The Mirvish+Gehry vision will include a triad of residential towers perched on top a six-story, wooden podium inspired by the site’s industrial past and covered in a ‘cloud-like’ sculptural skin. 

The towers, rising over 80 stories each, will house condos, a new OCADU campus, and a gallery space to house the Mirvish's collection of modern art.

More renderings after the break...

Eleven Inch Pizza / Zwei

01:00 - 6 July, 2013
© Michael Kai
© Michael Kai

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Tanatorio Sant Joan Despí / Batlle i Roig Arquitectes

01:00 - 6 July, 2013
© Jordi Surroca
© Jordi Surroca

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Greenland Group Chengdu East Village CBED Plots Proposal / Aedas

01:00 - 6 July, 2013
Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Located inside Chengdu East village, Aedas recently unveiled their ice mountain-inspired design for the Greenland Group Chengdu East Village CBED Plots. Comprised of office, retail, residential spaces and a 486-meter-high tower, the design stayed in line with the ice mountain concept, which expands to the continuity of the mountain range and landscape terrain with fissures located on the foot of the mountain. More images and architects’ description after the break.

W Hotel, San Diego / Mr. Important Design

01:00 - 6 July, 2013
© Jeff Dow
© Jeff Dow

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