Ilot Bois Soleil / TRANSFORM + 109 architect(e)s

01:00 - 14 October, 2013
© Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +30

Social Housing in Madrid / Iñaqui Carnicero Architecture Office

01:00 - 14 October, 2013
Social Housing in Madrid / Iñaqui Carnicero Architecture Office, Courtesy of Iñaqui Carnicero Architecture Office
Courtesy of Iñaqui Carnicero Architecture Office

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VIDEO: "Affairs in Blue" Mediterraneo House / Manuel Ocaña

00:00 - 14 October, 2013

Spanish architect Manuel Ocaña has shared with us an innovative video that explores his Mediterraneo House, in Alicante, Spain.

The view was produced by Taller de Casquería; Luis Rodriguez Carnero plays the protagonist. 

From the architect. Through travellings, point perspectives, a main character and a plot trick, the film creates a catalogue of experiences that open up a path to describing architectural spaces without conventional cliches, without still photos, and amplifies the importance of the human scale in the communication of architecture. 

Public School 158 Bayard Taylor Library / A*PT ARCHITECTURE

06:00 - 13 October, 2013
Courtesy of A*PT ARCHITECTURE
Courtesy of A*PT ARCHITECTURE

Architects: A*PT ARCHITECTURE Location: 1458 York Avenue, New York, NY 10075, USA Area: 0.0 m2 Year: 2011 Photography: Courtesy of Atelier Pagnamenta Torriani

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SOILED: Windowscrapers / CARTOGRAM Architecture + Urban Design

00:00 - 13 October, 2013
SOILED: Windowscrapers / CARTOGRAM Architecture + Urban Design, Courtesy of CARTOGRAM architecture and urban design
Courtesy of CARTOGRAM architecture and urban design

Exploring the intersections of architecture, urbanism, and the world beneath our feet, SOILED is a journal that serves as a space for investigative discussion. The publication toes the line between serious and not-too-serious, aiming to instigate mischief and a close examination of the quotidian. Published by CARTOGRAM Architecture and Urban Design, the semi-annual journal has just released its fourth edition, Windowscrapers.

The Garriga Houses / Blancafort-Reus Arquitectura

01:00 - 13 October, 2013
The Garriga Houses / Blancafort-Reus Arquitectura, © Albert Font
© Albert Font
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer Rosselló d'Amunt, 10, 08530 La Garriga, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Jaume Blancafort, Patricia Reus
  • Structural Calculation

    Ginés Sabater
  • Rigger

    Frederic De Buen
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Albert Font © Albert Font © Albert Font © Albert Font +10

House in Hyojadong / Min Soh + Gusang Architectural Group + Kyoungtae Kim

01:00 - 13 October, 2013
House in Hyojadong / Min Soh + Gusang Architectural Group + Kyoungtae Kim, © Namgoong Sun
© Namgoong Sun
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hyoja-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Principal

    Jin Hee Cho
  • Design Team

    Min Soh, Jin Hee Cho, Kyoungtae Kim, Sung Young Kim, Kyoungdon Kim, Hannah Lee
  • Construction

    Min Soh, Kyoungtae Kim, Hannah Lee, Gusang Architectural Group
  • Area

    254.12 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Namgoong Sun © Namgoong Sun © Namgoong Sun © Namgoong Sun +37

RTKL to Debut Smart Transit Hub Proposal

00:00 - 13 October, 2013
RTKL to Debut Smart Transit Hub Proposal, HALO Transit Proposal. Image Courtesy of rtkl.com
HALO Transit Proposal. Image Courtesy of rtkl.com

RTKL, a global architecture and design practice, announced its HALO project will be featured as part of the TransformKC Exhibition (October 4th - 25th in Kansas City, Missouri), which seeks to illustrate what the future could look like for Kansas City transit and innovative rail projects. The HALO concept is a modular, five-foot panelized, glass-enclosed, sustainable walkway for bus passengers that will utilize new technology to capture kinetic energy expended from foot traffic - approximately 7 watts per tile per footstrike. More info here.

Elliptical Bridge Proposal / Penda

00:00 - 13 October, 2013
Elliptical Bridge Proposal / Penda, Courtesy of Chris Precht and Alex Daxböck
Courtesy of Chris Precht and Alex Daxböck

Architecture firm, penda design house, led by Chris Precht and in collaboration with Alex Daxböck, submitted designs of a pedestrian bridge for the RIBA-sponsored Salford Meadows Bridge Competition in England.

The "O" is an elegantly simple concept, manifesting itself as a striking reinterpretation of a traditional pedestrian bridge. The multifaceted bridge offers unique and evolving perspectives to approaching pedestrians, culminating in a mesmerizing ellipse that engulfs those crossing the Irwell River. "Creating an inviting gesture for the Salford meadows was a main goal," says Precht, we envisioned "a transition space, where the structure almost hugs you."

Courtesy of Chris Precht and Alex Daxböck Courtesy of Chris Precht and Alex Daxböck Courtesy of Chris Precht and Alex Daxböck Courtesy of Chris Precht and Alex Daxböck +12

SoupeSoup / Henri Cleinge

00:00 - 13 October, 2013
SoupeSoup / Henri Cleinge, Courtesy of Henri Cleinge
Courtesy of Henri Cleinge
  • Architects

  • Location

    Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Area

    3500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Henri Cleinge

Courtesy of Henri Cleinge Courtesy of Henri Cleinge Courtesy of Henri Cleinge Courtesy of Henri Cleinge +7

Sejong Center for Performing Arts / Asymptote Architecture

01:00 - 13 October, 2013
Sejong Center for Performing Arts / Asymptote Architecture, Night View (Front). Image © Asymptote Architecture
Night View (Front). Image © Asymptote Architecture

New York based Asymptote Architecture have unveiled designs for a new Centre of Performing Arts in Sejong, South Korea. Described as celebrating "the cities emergence and growth as a place of stature and culture," the arts centre is designed to "seamlessly connect to the city fabric." Containing two theaters, the program of the building has been designed to create a unified experience, allowing for a "powerful and 'episodic' interiority and experience."

PLAYscapes Competition Results Announced

01:00 - 13 October, 2013
PLAYscapes Competition Results Announced, © Winning Student Team, Lusiada University of Lisbon
© Winning Student Team, Lusiada University of Lisbon

"People tend to forget that play is serious." - David Hockney

PLAYscapes, an international design competition launched earlier this year asking people to "submit a plan or proposal to turn a neglected forgotten part of your city into a playscape," has announced their winning entries. Set up by Building Trust International, the competition called for "professional and student architects and designers from cities around the world to propose ideas which encouraged public interaction and turned redundant city spaces into fun creative places."

Find out more about the winning professional entry from the City of Cape Town, entitled Cape Town Gardens Skatepark, along with the winning student entry from the Lusiada University of Lisbon, entitled Bring a Pal and Have Fun, after the break...

The Marseille History Museum / Carta Associés

00:00 - 13 October, 2013
The Marseille History Museum / Carta Associés, © Carta Associés / Studio Adeline Rispal - photo Serge Demailly
© Carta Associés / Studio Adeline Rispal - photo Serge Demailly

© Carta Associés / Studio Adeline Rispal - photo Serge Demailly © Carta Associés / Studio Adeline Rispal - photo Serge Demailly © Carta Associés / Studio Adeline Rispal - photo Serge Demailly © Carta Associés / Studio Adeline Rispal - photo Serge Demailly +17

AD Classics: College Life Insurance Company Headquarters / Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates

01:00 - 13 October, 2013
AD Classics: College Life Insurance Company Headquarters / Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates, © KRJDA
© KRJDA

In response to a growing company's request for office space, Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates developed a master plan that would allow the incremental addition of floor space over time. The initial design included nine identical buildings arranged in a parallelogram, totaling 1.2 million square feet. Only three of the buildings were constructed in the initial phase, and the expansion plan was never fulfilled. The trio is known as "The Pyramids" for their simple geometry and slanting glass facades.

© KRJDA © KRJDA © KRJDA © KRJDA +17

Dolls’ House Designs for KIDS Unveiled

01:00 - 13 October, 2013
Dolls’ House Designs for KIDS Unveiled, Adjaye Associates. Image Courtesy of A Dolls' House
Adjaye Associates. Image Courtesy of A Dolls' House

Inspired by the dolls’ house that Edwin Lutyens designed for The British Empire Exhibition in 1922, twenty British practices are each designing a contemporary dolls’ house in aid of the disabled childrens’ charity KIDS. Each version will sit on a 750mm square plinth to be auctioned at Bonham's on the 11th November and contains one feature which would make life easier for a disabled child. Among the participating practices is Zaha Hadid Architects and Rogers Stirk Harbour + PartnersFAT will also be working with Turner Prize recipient Grayson Perry CBE, and Studio Egret West with artist Andrew Logan.

See all the entries after the break...

Zafra-Uceda House / NO.MAD

01:00 - 12 October, 2013
Zafra-Uceda House / NO.MAD , © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe
  • Architects

  • Location

    28300 Aranjuez, Madrid, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Eduardo Arroyo
  • Collaborators

    David Rodriguez, Lars-Sebastian Dillner
  • Quantity Surveyor

    Alfonso Cuenca
  • Structure

    Joaquín Antuña, Alfonso Robles
  • Construction Company

    Santamaria-Ayuso, S.L.
  • Property

    Juan Carlos Zafra, Miguel Angel Uceda
  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Miguel de Guzmán © Roland Halbe +16

MRQT Boutique / ROK

01:00 - 12 October, 2013
MRQT Boutique / ROK, © Daniel Stauch
© Daniel Stauch
  • Architects

  • Location

    Stuttgart, Germany
  • Area

    60.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Daniel Stauch © Daniel Stauch © Daniel Stauch © Daniel Stauch +11

"The Hug" / MenoMenoPiu Architects & Paolo Venturella

01:00 - 12 October, 2013
"The Hug" / MenoMenoPiu Architects & Paolo Venturella, Courtesy of MenoMenoPiu Architects & Paolo Venturella
Courtesy of MenoMenoPiu Architects & Paolo Venturella

MenoMenoPiu Architects & Paolo Venturella just released their entry for the Alvar Aalto University Otaniemi Campus Competition in Helsinki. Their proposal focuses on the creation of an energy-efficient learning environment that rethinks the traditional courtyard typology. It uses different levels and heights to create a variety of public and private spaces open to both students and inhabitants of the city, all while framing the main Alvar Aalto building.

The architects' description after the break.