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Glasgow School of Art Begins to Pick Up the Pieces

00:00 - 29 May, 2014
Glasgow School of Art Begins to Pick Up the Pieces, The wreckage of the Glasgow School of Art Library. Image © Scottish Fire and Rescue via BBC
The wreckage of the Glasgow School of Art Library. Image © Scottish Fire and Rescue via BBC

After the tragic fire that tore through Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art last week, thoughts have now turned to the future of the building and the process of restoration. It seems that many people in the profession are in favour of a faithful restoration: John McAslan, who has previously worked on restoring one of Mackintosh's buildings in Northampton, saying that "it is not the time and place to interpret Mackintosh", and former GSA student and ex-director of FAT Sam Jacob commenting that the building "hadn't been turned into a museum piece" and therefore "a faithful restoration is exactly the right thing to do."

Though there has been one dissenting voice from George Cairns, a professor at Melbourne's RMIT who completed his PhD thesis on the building in 1992 and believes that a faithful restoration is impossible. In any case, this is what the Glasgow School of Art has resolved to do, and they have received a number of offers of help. Read on after the break to find out what's being done, and what you can do to help, after the break.

Stereokitchen / Paul Kaloustian Architect

01:00 - 29 May, 2014
Stereokitchen / Paul Kaloustian Architect, © Joe Kesrouani
© Joe Kesrouani

© Ieva Saudargaite © Joe Kesrouani © Joe Kesrouani © Ieva Saudargaite +21

Biblioteca Angel Gonzalez / Carlos de Riaño Lozano

01:00 - 29 May, 2014
Biblioteca Angel Gonzalez / Carlos de Riaño Lozano, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +28

Shugoin / Love Architecture

01:00 - 29 May, 2014
Shugoin / Love Architecture, © Katsuhisa Kida
© Katsuhisa Kida

© Katsuhisa Kida © Katsuhisa Kida © Katsuhisa Kida © Katsuhisa Kida +20

Architects Compete to Design Goldsmiths' New Art Gallery

01:00 - 29 May, 2014
Architects Compete to Design Goldsmiths' New Art Gallery, Laurie Grove Baths. Image © Dr. Neil Clifton via Creative Commons
Laurie Grove Baths. Image © Dr. Neil Clifton via Creative Commons

Harry Gugger Studio and 6a Architects are among six practices shortlisted in a competition to design a new art gallery at Goldsmiths University in London. Selected from 80 submissions, the final teams, which also include Assemble, Dow Jones Architects, HAT Projects and Jamie Fobert Architects, will now have six weeks to submit designs. Once complete, the 400 square meter gallery will be a "significant showcase for contemporary art" that serves a combination of curated exhibitions, residencies and research projects. It will be built behind the Laurie Grove Baths, a Grade II listed 19th-century municipal bath that is currently used as fine art studios. 

Boulevard Las Brujas / Mas Fernandez Arquitectos

01:00 - 29 May, 2014
Boulevard Las Brujas / Mas Fernandez Arquitectos, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    La Reina, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architects in Charge

    Cristóbal Fernández, Andrés Mas, Patricio Pinto, Antonio Mundi
  • Area

    5001.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

IGC Tremp / Oikosvia Arqutiectura

01:00 - 29 May, 2014
IGC Tremp / Oikosvia Arqutiectura, Courtesy of Oikosvia Arquitectura
Courtesy of Oikosvia Arquitectura

Courtesy of Oikosvia Arquitectura Courtesy of Oikosvia Arquitectura Courtesy of Oikosvia Arquitectura Courtesy of Oikosvia Arquitectura +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Passeig Pompeu Fabra, 19, 25620 Tremp, Lleida, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Manuel Ortiz Alba, Jorge Urbano Salido, Javier Peña Arribas, Marc Edo Cruces, Albert Altisent Tirbió
  • Area

    1234.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Oikosvia Arquitectura

San Mauro Torinese Cemetery Extension / Raimondo Guidacci

01:00 - 29 May, 2014
San Mauro Torinese Cemetery Extension / Raimondo Guidacci, © Beppe Giardino
© Beppe Giardino

© Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino +29

Ki Se Tsu Hair Salon / iks design

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
© Keisuke Nakagami
© Keisuke Nakagami

© Keisuke Nakagami © Keisuke Nakagami © Keisuke Nakagami © Keisuke Nakagami +15

DM2 Housing / OODA

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
DM2 Housing / OODA, © Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

© Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado +123

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua D. Manuel II, 4050 Porto, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Diogo Brito, Rodrigo Vilas-Boas, Francisco Lencastre, Francisca Santos, Lourenço Menezes Rodrigues
  • Area

    1100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Hawkins\Brown Reveal Plans for Bartlett School Revamp

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Hawkins\Brown Reveal Plans for Bartlett School Revamp, Courtesy of The Bartlett School of Architecture
Courtesy of The Bartlett School of Architecture

Hawkins\Brown have revealed plans for a £30 million revamp of Wates House in London, home to the Bartlett School of Architecture. The alterations will retain the structure of the 1970s building, opening up the facade to reveal the building's internal activities to the street, as well as adding a new entrance and converting some of the ground floor into an exhibition space. The project strikes a balance between the requirements of working within one of London's conservation areas, and retrofitting an outdated 1970s building to meet the needs of a constantly changing program.

Read on after the break for more project images and info

Courtesy of The Bartlett School of Architecture Courtesy of The Bartlett School of Architecture Courtesy of The Bartlett School of Architecture Entrance Elevation. Image Courtesy of The Bartlett School of Architecture +14

Norman Foster Reasserts Belief in Thames Estuary Airport

00:00 - 28 May, 2014
Norman Foster Reasserts Belief in Thames Estuary Airport, © Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

In response to the UK Airports Commission's call for evidence, Foster + Partners has released a detailed feasibility study supporting their plans for a new airport on the Isle of Grain in the Thames Estuary. Their plan proposes a four-runway airport built on a 35 square kilometre platform constructed partially in the mouth of the Thames. The scheme is popularly called "Boris Island" thanks to its most prominent supporter, Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

Norman Foster said "Since the Airports Commission submission a year ago, the need for increased airport capacity has become even more urgent. It is time to get serious about the issue of airport capacity. Britain needs an effective long-term solution, not the usual short-term fix that is Heathrow’s proposed third runway. London today needs to follow in the footsteps of its nineteenth-century forebears and invest boldly in infrastructure. Only long-term thinking will properly serve the demands of our future generations."

Read on for a breakdown of the information contained in the report

Zaha Hadid and SOM Among 5 Competing to Design Scandinavia’s Tallest Tower

00:00 - 28 May, 2014
Proposal #1: “Ursa” (214 meters). Image Courtesy of Serneke
Proposal #1: “Ursa” (214 meters). Image Courtesy of Serneke

Zaha Hadid Architects, SOM, Ian Simpson Architects, Manuelle Gautrand Architects, and Wingårdhs Arkitektkontor are all competing to design what will be the tallest tower in Scandinavia. Submitted anonymously, the five shortlisted proposals have just been unveiled by Serneke, who has envisioned the skyscraper as an integral piece to a larger 32,000 square meter mixed-use masterplan in Gothenburg that has been in the making for more than ten years. 

Check out each shortlisted design, after the break...

Brick Transformed: The 2014 Wienerberger Brick Award Winners

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Brick Transformed: The 2014 Wienerberger Brick Award Winners, All of the 2014 Wienerberger Brick Award Winners use the material in innovative, imaginative and beautiful ways. Image © Marko Huttunen
All of the 2014 Wienerberger Brick Award Winners use the material in innovative, imaginative and beautiful ways. Image © Marko Huttunen

The following news is presented by ArchDaily Materials, our new US product catalog.

The 2014 Wienerberger Brick Award Winners exemplify brick's potential in contemporary architecture, transforming the common brick into something spectacular. This year's jury featured 2012 Pritzer winner Wang Shu, who commented on the "spatial and secret" feeling of the Grand Prize Winning Kantana Film and Animation Institute. See all seven winners after the break.

© Pirak Anurakyawachon © Damir Fabijanic © Marko Huttunen © Fernando Alda  +43

BIG and Kilo Redesign Gropius' Tableware Set

00:00 - 28 May, 2014
BIG and Kilo Redesign Gropius' Tableware Set , © BIG
© BIG

TAC tableware – designed in the 1960s by Walter Gropius and influenced by the Bauhaus style – has been given new life by BIG and the industrial design studio Kilo. The new tableware set features the heritage blue skylines of twelve cities, including Copenhagen, London, and New York. To check out the full set and spot the likes of Big Ben and the Statue of Liberty, head to the manufacturer's website by clicking here.

Doninpark / LOVE architecture and urbanism

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Doninpark / LOVE architecture and urbanism, © Jasmin Schuller
© Jasmin Schuller

© Jasmin Schuller © Jasmin Schuller © Jasmin Schuller © Jasmin Schuller +20

Costanera Lyon 2 / Eugenio Simonetti + Renato Stewart

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Costanera Lyon 2 / Eugenio Simonetti + Renato Stewart, © Pablo Casals-Aguirre
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Providencia, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Design Team

    Juan Santa Maria, Danilo Magni, Alvaro Romero
  • Area

    230000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Pablo Casals-Aguirre, Courtesy of Eugenio Simonetti, Renato Stewart

Vıcem Bodrum Resıdences / Emre Arolat Architects

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Vıcem Bodrum Resıdences / Emre Arolat Architects, © Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden +42

  • Architects

  • Location

    48400 Bodrum, Turkey
  • Design Team

    Natali Tombak, Taner Arıkan, Neşet Arolat, Can Dinçer, Cenk Aykut, Leyla Kori, Necip Şahin, Neslihan Avşarlıgil, Nurgül Yardım, Taha Alkan, Tansel Dalgalı, Ünal Ali Özger
  • Architects in Charge

    Gonca Paşolar, Başak Akkoyunlu
  • Area

    9500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs