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Ciudad De La Justicia / Magüi González, José Antonio Sosa, Miguel Santiago

01:00 - 21 April, 2014
Ciudad De La Justicia  / Magüi González, José Antonio Sosa, Miguel Santiago , © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Málaga, 2, 35016 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
  • Architects in charge

    Ramón Cruz, Alexis López, Alejandra Vera, Juan José Martínez, Susana Gerstberger, Sonia Montesinos, Salvador Padrón, Guacimara Quintana, Javier Cabrera, Olga del Castillo, Ruth Suárez, José Luis Novo, Daniel Hernández, Juan Jurado, Carmen Juliá
  • Area

    89700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Mental Health in Architecture School: Can the Culture Change?

00:00 - 21 April, 2014
Mental Health in Architecture School: Can the Culture Change?, Courtesy of GALDSU
Courtesy of GALDSU

The Graduate Architecture, Landscape, and Design Student Union (GALDSU) at the University of Toronto recently published the results of its first mental health survey, which asked students to reflect on their experience at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. Many past and present students have met the findings, which paint a blatantly bleak picture of the architecture student experience, with little to no surprise. The report brings the issue of poor mental and physical health in architecture schools to the forefront of our consciousness; however, the cool response it has elicited undercuts the initiative and raises important questions. If we were already aware of the problem, why hasn't change already been initiated? Will this always be the accepted, brutal reality of architecture education?

Nakano Fireproof Wooden House / Masashi Ogihara

01:00 - 21 April, 2014
© Kai Nakamura
© Kai Nakamura
  • Architects

  • Location

    Japan, 〒165-0025 Tokyo, Nakano, Numabukuro, 2 Chome−12 KENコーポ
  • Area

    90.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura +26

Roof on the Hill / Alphaville Architects

01:00 - 21 April, 2014
Roof on the Hill  / Alphaville Architects, © Kai Nakamura
© Kai Nakamura

© Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
  • Leading designers

    Kentaro Takeguchi, Asako Yamamoto/Alphaville
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Ankara Arena / Yazgan Design Architecture

01:00 - 21 April, 2014
Ankara Arena / Yazgan Design Architecture, © Yunus Özkazanç
© Yunus Özkazanç

© Yunus Özkazanç © Yunus Özkazanç © Yunus Özkazanç © Yunus Özkazanç +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Doğanbey Mh., Cumhuriyet Caddesi, 06200 Ankara/Ankara Province, Turkey
  • Design Consultants

    Ersin Ersoy, Sport Concepts London
  • Interior Design

    Yazgan Design Architecture
  • Area

    55000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Bosques Flats / HGR Arquitectos

01:00 - 21 April, 2014
Bosques Flats / HGR Arquitectos, © Diana Arnau
© Diana Arnau

© Diana Arnau © Diana Arnau © Diana Arnau © Diana Arnau +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Materiales de Guerra, Lomas del Chamizal, Cuajimalpa, 05129 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Marcos Hagerman
  • Area

    606.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Residence Alice Guy / ADE architectes - David Elalouf & Guillaume Prognon

01:00 - 21 April, 2014
Residence Alice Guy / ADE architectes - David Elalouf & Guillaume Prognon, © Pauline Turmel
© Pauline Turmel

© Pauline Turmel © Pauline Turmel © Pauline Turmel © Pauline Turmel +25

New Cemex Headquarters / Atelier Povetron

01:00 - 21 April, 2014
New Cemex Headquarters / Atelier Povetron, Courtesy of Atelier Povetron
Courtesy of Atelier Povetron

Courtesy of Atelier Povetron Courtesy of Atelier Povetron Courtesy of Atelier Povetron Courtesy of Atelier Povetron +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Siemensova 2716/2, 155 00 Prague-Prague 13, Czech Republic
  • Architect in Charge

    Martin Chlanda, Michal Rouha
  • Area

    681.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Atelier Povetron

New Video (and Images) Reveal Original Intent Behind Apple Campus 2

01:00 - 21 April, 2014

UPDATE: Did you know that Apple Campus 2 will be solely powered by renewable energy? Also, 80 percent of its 176-acre campus will be entirely dedicated to green space. Watch the newly released Norman Foster interview (above) to learn more about the project's sustainable features, as well as details about Steve Job's original inspiration. The following news was originally published as "New Images Released of Apple’s Recently Approved Cupertino Campus" on November 13, 2013. 

Shortly after the approval of Apple’s new corporate headquarters in Cupertino, never-before-seen images have emerged to reveal a glimpse into the campus’ massive, 2.8 million square foot “mothership” and its surrounding facilities. 

Provided by the City of Cupertino and released by Wired, the images depict just what Steve Job’s hoped for: a world-class, state-of-the-art office campus that promotes innovation through vibrant communal spaces and healthy employee amenities. From the net-positive main building to a private, subterranean auditorium placed within a forested, California-native landscape by OLIN, the Foster + Partners-designed Apple Campus 2 has the potential to be, as Job’s believed, “the best office building in the world.”

A collection of the newly released renderings, after the break...

Plovdiv Central Square Architectural Competition

01:00 - 21 April, 2014
Plovdiv Central Square Architectural Competition

The Municipality of Plovdiv (Bulgaria) and One Architecture Week invite worldwide architects to participate in an open international competition for concept design. The competition is to outline the future of the Central Square in Plovdiv—an emblematic location where most of the significant historical periods of the city overlap. A solution for their untroubled co-existence is yet to be found.

App Review: Archisketch - "Sketch and Doodle to Scale"

00:00 - 21 April, 2014

Although tablets have opened up a whole new range of possibilities for architects and designers, using them for drawing and doodling is often a clumsy experience. In many cases there's far too little accuracy and far too much complexity when it comes to working simple operations. Archisketch, which was formerly known as Archipad, seeks to streamline this experience with a smooth, cleanly designed app for iPad that not only allows you to import drawings and doodle over them, but also draw to scale.

Courtesy of Archisketch Courtesy of Archisketch Courtesy of Archisketch Courtesy of Archisketch +13

LEGO® Architecture's Newest Edition: BIG's Unbuilt LEGO® House

00:00 - 21 April, 2014
LEGO® Architecture's Newest Edition: BIG's Unbuilt LEGO® House, © LEGO®
© LEGO®

LEGO® has released their newest, limited-edition architecture set: BIG’s unbuilt LEGO® House. Planned for completion in 2016, the creatively stacked “experience center,” which will commemorate the toy company’s history and future, is the first unbuilt project offered as part of the series. 

The minimalist, white block set is only available for purchase in LEGO®'s hometown of Billund (or here on ebay). A glimpse of just how the blocks (and building) might be constructed, after the break...

Pak Loh Times Square Restaurant / NC Design & Architecture

01:00 - 21 April, 2014
Pak Loh Times Square Restaurant / NC Design & Architecture, © Nathaniel McMahon
© Nathaniel McMahon

© Nathaniel McMahon © Nathaniel McMahon © Nathaniel McMahon © Nathaniel McMahon +16

FDNY Marine 9 Barracks / Sage and Coombe

01:00 - 21 April, 2014
FDNY Marine 9 Barracks / Sage and Coombe, © Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol

© Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol +11

Potlatch! / elii

01:00 - 21 April, 2014
  • Architects

  • Location

    Matadero Madrid, Paseo de la Chopera, 14, 28045 Madrid, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Uriel Fogué, Eva Gil, Carlos Palacios
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +16

What Makes a Copy-Cat a Copy-Cat? The Complex Case of Architectural Copyright

01:00 - 20 April, 2014
What Makes a Copy-Cat a Copy-Cat? The Complex Case of Architectural Copyright, Courtesy of Mitch Tuchman. Source of images: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division
Courtesy of Mitch Tuchman. Source of images: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division

When an eminent jurist asks, “What does a copyright of an architectural work truly protect?” you may be certain the question is not rhetorical. The U.S. Copyright Act does provide protection from infringement for architectural works, but it does so in terms so ambiguous that a judge might wonder, as did federal district court judge James Lawrence King in a case he decided earlier this year, whether broadly applicable standards for determining infringement even exist. Finding “the usual analysis … too vague and the language misleading,” King blazed a trail of his own in Sieger Suarez Architectural Partnership v. Arquitectonica International Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19140, proposing detailed guideposts for future courts to follow.

Sieger Suarez involved two Miami architectural firms and a 43-story condominium tower nearing completion in suburban Sunny Isles. The Sieger Suarez firm was engaged in 2000 by the project’s first owner. When the project, now known as Regalia, changed hands, the new owners dropped Sieger Suarez and engaged Arquitectonica in 2006. This is a scenario made familiar in scores of disputes involving allegations of infringement of architectural works.

Befitting a beachfront property with floor-through units starting at $7 million,  both designs present dramatic, undulating exteriors. “When facing any of the buildings' four sides,” King wrote in his opinion, “the façades create the impression of a wave rippling horizontally across the sides of the buildings.” Further, in cross-section, both buildings reveal what King described as a “flower shape,” “a stylized rectangle, with gently rounded corners and an outward bulge more-or-less in the center of each of the four sides.” Should this flower shape, combined with the wavelike exteriors, have been enough to sustain Sieger Suarez’s claim of infringement against its competitor and the property’s owners?

The results of this Court Case, and what they could mean for architectural copyright in general, after the break...

Lecture: Bjarne Mastenbroek in Shanghai

00:00 - 20 April, 2014
 Lecture: Bjarne Mastenbroek in Shanghai

As part of the CA Group’s lecture series, “Architour,” one of the Executive Board of SeARCH, Bjarne Mastenbroek will give a lecture at 15:30 on April 25th at Tongji Architectual Design (Group) Co., Ltd.(TJAD) auditorium in Shanghai. For 2013 through 2015, “Architour” has as its theme “New Force of Architecture – Leading Young Architects”: each year, the CA Group will select nine young, global leaders in architecture (four from Asia and five from the West) to lecture on topics that cross typologies and disciplines, from architectural design, urban planning to interior design. Sou FujimotoChristian KerezThomas Heatherwick and Ensamble Studio were part of the series’ speakers.

Archibot to Print CAD Data "Error Free" onto Construction Sites

00:00 - 20 April, 2014
Archibot to Print CAD Data "Error Free" onto Construction Sites, Visualisation. Image Courtesy of Han Seok Nam
Visualisation. Image Courtesy of Han Seok Nam

Archibot, a project currently being developed by South Korean architectural designer Han Seok Nam, aims to "revolutionize" how architects and contractors work on construction sites by printing digital CAD plans onto the ground "error free." Having recently been granted a patent, the robot seeks to avoid the human errors associated with interpreting information from construction documents. 

According to Nam, a contractor "will be able to grasp exactly where the door and the wall needs to be constructed by having the construction documents be printed directly onto the site without measurements. Errors will be easily detectable since the construction document can be directly compared to a life-size print out directly on the construction site." It would be "just like following a map and driving towards a destination."

See a video of the robot at work, after the break...