MG-Ch House / Tmv Arquitectura + Francisco Montes Villa

01:00 - 24 September, 2013
MG-Ch House / Tmv Arquitectura + Francisco Montes Villa, © Ivan Minjarez
© Ivan Minjarez

© Ivan Minjarez © Ivan Minjarez © Ivan Minjarez © Ivan Minjarez +24

Courtyard House in Peach Garden / Takeru Shoji Architects

01:00 - 24 September, 2013
Courtyard House in Peach Garden / Takeru Shoji Architects, © Murai Isamu
© Murai Isamu
  • Architects

  • Location

    Niigata, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Takeru Shoji
  • Area

    154.5 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Murai Isamu © Murai Isamu © Murai Isamu © Murai Isamu +15

Dutch Mountains: People, Place, Purpose

00:00 - 24 September, 2013
Dutch Mountains: People, Place, Purpose, Courtesy of Mecanoo
Courtesy of Mecanoo

Francine Houben of Mecanoo will present Dutch Mountains: People, Place, Purpose, a lecture on the design of the new Dudley Square Municipal Office Facility, as part of the Fall 2013 Student Lecture Series on September 25, 2013 in Cascieri Hall.

Francine Houben directs her Mecanoo team with the ambition to design buildings with a strong respect for context; physical, historical and environmental. In her lecture Dutch Mountains: People, place, purpose, she presents her vision and philosophy as well as the participatory planning and design process that is fundamental to her work. Houben guides you through Mecanoo's increasingly international portfolio, which features the recently opened Library of Birmingham integrated with the REP Theatre in the UK, as well as the Wei-Wu-Ying Centre for the Arts in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and the Dudley Municipal Offices in Boston - both currently under construction.

Preston Bus Station Listed, Escapes Demolition

00:00 - 24 September, 2013
Preston Bus Station Listed, Escapes Demolition, © Wikimedia Commons
© Wikimedia Commons

Following news last week that four post-war buildings had been listed in the UK, the campaign to Save Preston Bus Station reached a victory today when it was announced that Ed Vaizey (Architecture and Heritage Minister) has listed the Brutalist icon, removing the threat of demolition. The campaign, which has garnered words of support from the likes of Richard Rogers and Rem Koolhaas, has been been underpinned by support from Angela Brady PRIBA, former President of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Studentboende: Student Unit / Tengbom

01:00 - 24 September, 2013
Studentboende: Student Unit / Tengbom, © Bertil Hertzberg
© Bertil Hertzberg

© Bertil Hertzberg © Bertil Hertzberg © Bertil Hertzberg © Bertil Hertzberg +13

Studio Dwelling / cmA Arquitectos

01:00 - 24 September, 2013
Studio Dwelling / cmA Arquitectos, Courtesy of cmA Arquitectos
Courtesy of cmA Arquitectos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Jorge Javier Camacho Diez, María Eugenia Maciá Torregrosa
  • Collaborators

    Christine Müller-Hildebrand, Juan Santana Baéz, David Gómez Gómez, Manuel Díaz
  • Project Area

    450.0 m2
  • Photography

    Courtesy of cmA Arquitectos

Courtesy of cmA Arquitectos Courtesy of cmA Arquitectos Courtesy of cmA Arquitectos Courtesy of cmA Arquitectos +12

Collective-LOK Wins Van Alen Institute's Ground/Work Competition

01:00 - 24 September, 2013
Collective-LOK Wins Van Alen Institute's Ground/Work Competition, Street screen . Image © Collective-LOK
Street screen . Image © Collective-LOK

Last May, the Van Alen Institute of New York called on emerging architects to design an engaging and accessible street-level venue for the Institute to house its entire work space and public programs. This past July the competition finalists were revealed and now Collective–LOK has been announced as the winner of Ground/Work: A Design Competition for Van Alen Institute’s New Street-Level Space.

Read on to learn about their winning design...

The Warehaus / Residential Attitudes

01:00 - 24 September, 2013
Courtesy of Residential Attitudes
Courtesy of Residential Attitudes
  • Architects

  • Location

    12 Grimwood Avenue, Gwelup WA 6018, Australia
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Residential Attitudes

Courtesy of Residential Attitudes Courtesy of Residential Attitudes Courtesy of Residential Attitudes Courtesy of Residential Attitudes +19

Faculty of Economics Ghent University / Xaveer De Geyter Architects + Stéphane Beel Architects

01:00 - 24 September, 2013
Faculty of Economics Ghent University / Xaveer De Geyter Architects + Stéphane Beel Architects, © Frans Parthesius
© Frans Parthesius
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ghent, Belgium
  • Architects in Charge

    Xaveer De Geyter, Stéphane Beel, Jo Taillieu, Isabelle Blancke, Inge Buyse – Dan Budik, Piet Crevits, Tobias Labarque, Michael Smith, Lieve Van De Ginste, David Van Severen
  • Structural Engineer

    SWK Arcadis
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Ingenium
  • Landscape

    Michel Desvigne Paysagiste
  • Acoustics

    Daidalos
  • Durability

    Cenergie
  • Area

    7241.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

© Frans Parthesius © Frans Parthesius © Frans Parthesius © Frans Parthesius +15

Baan Suan Mook / SOOK Architects

00:00 - 24 September, 2013
Baan Suan Mook  / SOOK Architects, © Spaceshift Studio
© Spaceshift Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand
  • Design Team

    Rujnumporn Keskasemsook, Nuttachat Kosintranont, Aumpika Amloy
  • Area

    1770.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio +41

Art Warehouse in Greece / A31 Architecture

01:00 - 24 September, 2013
Art Warehouse in Greece / A31 Architecture, © Yiannis Hadjiaslanis
© Yiannis Hadjiaslanis

© Yiannis Hadjiaslanis © Yiannis Hadjiaslanis © Yiannis Hadjiaslanis © Yiannis Hadjiaslanis +18

Vroenhoven Bridge / Ney&Partners

01:00 - 24 September, 2013
Vroenhoven Bridge / Ney&Partners, Courtesy of Ney&Partners
Courtesy of Ney&Partners
  • Architects

  • Location

    Riemst, Belgium
  • Area

    195.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Ney&Partners

Courtesy of Ney&Partners Courtesy of Ney&Partners Courtesy of Ney&Partners Courtesy of Ney&Partners +10

AD Classics: The Museum of Modern Art

01:00 - 24 September, 2013
AD Classics: The Museum of Modern Art, View of the gallery complex from the Sculpture Garden. Image © Timothy Hursley
View of the gallery complex from the Sculpture Garden. Image © Timothy Hursley

The entrance to the Museum of Modern Art is tucked beneath a demure facade of granite and glass in Midtown Manhattan. Its clean, regular planes mark Yoshio Taniguchi's 2004 addition to the MoMA's sequence of facades, which he preserved as a record of its form. Taniguchi's contribution sits beside the 1984 residential tower by Cesar Pelli and Associates, followed by Philip Goodwin and Edward Durell Stone’s original 1939 building, then Philip Johnson’s 1964 addition. Taniguchi was hired in 1997 to expand the Museum’s space and synthesize its disparate elements. His elegant, minimal solution presents a contemporary face for the MoMA while adhering to its Modernist roots.

53rd Street entrance. Image © Timothy Hursley The Atrium. Image © Timothy Hursley View of the gallery complex from 54th Street. Image © Timothy Hursley Sequence of facades on 53rd Street. Image © Timothy Hursley +29

Bitten House / arnau estudi d'arquitectura

01:00 - 24 September, 2013
Bitten House / arnau estudi d'arquitectura, © Marc Torra
© Marc Torra
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sant Feliu de Pallerols, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Arnau Vergés Tejero
  • Collaborator

    Xevi Bayona Camó
  • Construction Engineer

    Josep ma Codinach Frigola
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Marc Torra © Marc Torra © Marc Torra © Marc Torra +22

Invisible Skyscraper Unveiled for Seoul

00:00 - 24 September, 2013
Invisible Skyscraper Unveiled for Seoul, Infinity Tower / GDS Architects. Image Courtesy of fastcodesign.com
Infinity Tower / GDS Architects. Image Courtesy of fastcodesign.com

California-based GDS Architects' new proposal, dubbed Infinity Tower, is designed to disappear from its Korean skyline. How? Cameras will be mounted at six strategic points; thousands of LED screens on the facade will then broadcast the real-time photos captured and logged by the cameras. Though no estimated completion date has been announced, the developers have received construction permits to break ground. More about this incredible vanishing act and how it's done at Fast Co-Design

Montpelier Community Nursery / AY Architects

00:00 - 24 September, 2013
© Daniel Stier
© Daniel Stier

© Nick Kane © Nick Kane © Nick Kane © Nick Kane +20

Could Virtual Cities Make Our Real Cities Smarter?

00:00 - 24 September, 2013
Could Virtual Cities Make Our Real Cities Smarter?, Seattle's citywide model. Image Courtesy of Autodesk
Seattle's citywide model. Image Courtesy of Autodesk

This article, by Klaus Philipsen, FAIA originally appeared on his blog Community Architect

As BIM (Building Information Modeling) slowly finds broader acceptance in the architecture and engineering of individual buildings, perhaps it is time to consider the next scale: the city. Just like virtual models help us design and understand buildings and embed information, virtual city simulations could have an application in real city planning, allowing us to go from “flat” GIS to three dimensional information modeling that includes terrain, infrastructure, buildings and public spaces. Could virtual cities be the answer to "smart cities"? Find out after the break.

Mark Wigley Steps Down as Dean of Columbia University's GSAPP

00:00 - 24 September, 2013
Mark Wigley Steps Down as Dean of Columbia University's GSAPP, Mark Wigley with Kenneth Frampton, during the filming of The Glass House: “Conversations in Context”. Image Courtesy of http://vimeo.com/44405886
Mark Wigley with Kenneth Frampton, during the filming of The Glass House: “Conversations in Context”. Image Courtesy of http://vimeo.com/44405886

Mark Wigley announced Monday that he will be stepping down as dean of Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at the end of the academic year in 2014.