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Rocco Designs New Campus for Chu Hai College of Higher Education

01:00 - 28 June, 2014
Rocco Designs New Campus for Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects Limited
Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects Limited

Modeled after its dense urban surroundings, Chu Hai College of Higher Education’s new campus in Hong Kong meets a complex program while giving students a fantastic view of the ocean. Designed by Rocco Design Architects Limited, the building's geometry stacks different programmatic uses on top of each other and connects them with a vertical boulevard. The result is a sculptural entity, partially inspired by Chinese calligraphy, that seeks a balance between solid and void.

In Images: South Africa's Stunning Treetop Walkway

00:00 - 28 June, 2014
In Images: South Africa's Stunning Treetop Walkway , © Adam Harrower
© Adam Harrower

The much anticipated Treetop Walkway through the Arboretum in Cape Town's Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is now open to the public. Located 11 metres above the ground, the galvanised steel and timber structure offers breathtaking views from the treetops. The project, a collaboration between Mark Thomas Architects and Henry Fagan & Partners consulting engineers, has been nicknamed Boomslang - a large, highly venomous African tree snake - due to its elevated, twisting form. Check out the stunning photographs by Adam Harrower, a horticulturist at the garden, after the break. 

© Adam Harrower © Adam Harrower © Adam Harrower © Adam Harrower +10

Tsvetnoy / Project Meganom

01:00 - 28 June, 2014
Tsvetnoy / Project Meganom, Courtesy of Project Meganom
Courtesy of Project Meganom

Courtesy of Project Meganom © Dmitry Chistoprudov Courtesy of Marco Zanta Courtesy of Marco Zanta +42

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tsvetnoy Boulevard, 15, Moscow, Russia, 101000
  • Architects in Charge

    Yuriy Grigoryan, Alexandra Pavlova, Timur Shabaev, Yuriy Kuznetsov
  • Area

    37000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Project Meganom, Dmitry Chistoprudov, Courtesy of Marco Zanta

Perkins + Will Designs FIU Complex for the Research of Extreme Natural Events

01:00 - 28 June, 2014
Perkins + Will Designs FIU Complex for the Research of Extreme Natural Events, South East View. Image Courtesy of Perkins + Will
South East View. Image Courtesy of Perkins + Will

Florida International University’s Stempel Complex, designed by Perkins + Will, will be completed this fall. The complex will house the Extreme Event Institute, which will bring together a number of the university’s research and academic programs to study “extreme natural events.” The form of the building itself takes inspiration from natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes, and is centered around an oval-shaped courtyard. 

A108 House / OOKO industriarquitectura

01:00 - 27 June, 2014
A108 House / OOKO industriarquitectura, Courtesy of OOKO industriarquitectura
Courtesy of OOKO industriarquitectura

Courtesy of OOKO industriarquitectura Courtesy of OOKO industriarquitectura Courtesy of OOKO industriarquitectura Courtesy of OOKO industriarquitectura +21

What Moscow Can Learn from Barcelona, Berlin, Amsterdam, & London: A New Series from the Strelka Institute & Fundació Mies van der Rohe

00:00 - 27 June, 2014
What Moscow Can Learn from Barcelona, Berlin, Amsterdam, & London: A New Series from the Strelka Institute & Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Clockwise: Barcelona (© Marcella/Flickr.com), London (© mariusz kluzniak/ Flickr.com), Amsterdam (@dbasulto / Instagram), Berlin (via strelka.com). . Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
Clockwise: Barcelona (© Marcella/Flickr.com), London (© mariusz kluzniak/ Flickr.com), Amsterdam (@dbasulto / Instagram), Berlin (via strelka.com). . Used under Creative Commons

The Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design in partnership with the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have launched an exciting program of discussions and workshops titled: «Rethinking Europe - European experience in the city development» 

The series, which, as part of the Strelka Institute's summer program, will run from the June 30 to July 29, invites representatives from the architectural and urban planning communities of Europe's four largest cities - Amsterdam, Berlin, Barcelona, and London - to discuss how their city's approaches to urban development could be applied to urban territories in Moscow. Learn more about this fantastic series, after the break.

Conversation / Cose Turche: Architecture in Istanbul

00:00 - 27 June, 2014
Conversation / Cose Turche: Architecture in Istanbul, © Giuliana Sibilia
© Giuliana Sibilia

MAXXI and Insula architettura e ingegneria with Based Architecture present “Cose Turche”,  a  conversation of six voices about Istanbul, aimed to recognize and trace the pulsating identity of a metropolis, which in its present metamorphosis is able to tell us about significant pieces of third millenium urban culture.

Alberdi Dwellings / Castellitti Bertoni Arquitectos

01:00 - 27 June, 2014
Alberdi Dwellings  / Castellitti Bertoni Arquitectos, © Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

© Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Alberdi 2929, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
  • Project Architects

    Bertoni Griselda; Castellitti Eduardo; Castellitti, Carlos; Castellitti, José Ignacio.
  • Project Area

    314.0 m2
  • Photography

TEDxTalk: The General Theory of Walkabiity/ Jeff Speck

00:00 - 27 June, 2014

In this TEDxTalk, the follow up to his popular TED Talk, "The Walkable City," urban planner Jeff Speck delves more deeply into his "General Theory of Walkability." The theory maintains there are four ground rules for increasing pedestrian traffic in urban areas: walking must be safe, comfortable, interesting, and - most importantly - there must be a reason to walk in the first place. Counterpointing this with America's fixation with accommodating the automobile, Speck shows us how beneficial a pedestrian city can be, both functionally and aesthetically.

Invisible Studio's New Studio / Invisible Studio

01:00 - 27 June, 2014
© Andy Matthews
© Andy Matthews

© Piers Taylor © Piers Taylor © Andy Matthews © Andy Matthews +41

Carton LeVert / MacGabhann Architects

01:00 - 27 June, 2014
Carton LeVert / MacGabhann Architects, © Ros Kavanagh
© Ros Kavanagh

© Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh © Ros Kavanagh +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Co. Donegal, Ireland
  • Design Team

    Antoin MacGabhann, Tarla MacGabhann, Orla McKeever
  • Area

    125.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2002
  • Photographs

Le Quai des Arts in Argentan / Architecture Patrick Mauger

01:00 - 27 June, 2014
© Didier Boy de la Tour
© Didier Boy de la Tour

© Didier Boy de la Tour © Didier Boy de la Tour © Didier Boy de la Tour © Didier Boy de la Tour +20

FS House / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados

01:00 - 27 June, 2014
FS House / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avaré - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects in Charge

    Vinicius Andrade, Marcelo Morettin
  • Project Coordinators

    Marina Mermelstein, Marcio Tanaka
  • Design Team

    Marcelo Maia Rosa, Merten Nefs, Renata Andrulis, Thiago Natal Duarte
  • Area

    1045.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

AD Round Up: Architecture in Brazil II

00:00 - 27 June, 2014
AD Round Up: Architecture in Brazil II, Adriana Varejão Gallery / Tacoa Arquitetos. Image © Eduardo Eckenfels
Adriana Varejão Gallery / Tacoa Arquitetos. Image © Eduardo Eckenfels

World Cup coverage has brought Brazil to the forefront of the public’s attention. While the country’s hasty construction of 12 massive stadiums has received criticism, this article from Christopher Hawthorne at the LA Times reveals that Brazil is, now more than ever, a hotbed of architectural progress. In light of this, we’ve compiled some of our favorite works from this year’s World Cup host country, including: Tacoa ArquitetosAdriana Varejão Gallery, JPGN House by Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira, a welcome center by Rocco, Vidal + arquitetos, and Um House by Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados.  Also included is the 360° Building by Isay Weinfeld, Galeria House by MACh Arquitetos, Ipes House by Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Lair Reis, a night club by Muti Randolph + Marcelo Pontes + Zemel + Chalabi Arquitetos, and NITSCHE ARQUITETOSBernard Luis housing condominium.  Enjoy!

Roca Agro Offices / Sergio Alberto Cabrera Arquitectos

01:00 - 27 June, 2014
Roca Agro Offices / Sergio Alberto Cabrera Arquitectos , © Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

© Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli +38

London Science Museum Announces Shortlist for New Galleries

01:00 - 27 June, 2014
London Science Museum Announces Shortlist for New Galleries, Courtesy of Flickr CC User Science Museum London
Courtesy of Flickr CC User Science Museum London

The Science Museum in London has announced two shortlists of high-profile architects in its competitions to design new Mathematics and Medicine galleries. Due to open by 2018, the new galleries will double the space inside the museum. Among the shortlisted practices are Zaha Hadid Architects, Amanda Levete Architects, Wilkinson Eyre and Caruso St John. Winners for both galleries are expected to be announced in early August.

Read on after the break for the full shortlists

Australian Institute of Architects 2014 Northern Territory Awards Winners Announced

01:00 - 27 June, 2014
Strohmayr House / Troppo Architects. Image © Fiona Morrison
Strohmayr House / Troppo Architects. Image © Fiona Morrison

The winners of the Australian Institute of Architects' 2014 Northern Territory Awards were announced last night - continuing a strong year for Troppo Architects, who won four awards to add to their Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal, which they received in March. Troppo took home the Territory's top award, the Tracy Memorial Award, in addition to the COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture, the Enduring Architecture Award, and the award for Residential Alterations & Additions.

Other winners on the night included Mode Design and Dunn & Hillam Architects, who each took home one award and one commendation. Neeson Murcutt Architects also bagged a Small Projects Award just a day after a very successful outing in the New South Wales Awards.

Read on after the break for all the winners

Strohmayr House / Troppo Architects. Image © Fiona Morrison Hue 5 / ASHFORD GROUP ARCHITECTS. Image © Hosain RezaI Delafi Manigurr-ma Village Centre / AECOM. Image © Richard Frederick Jones Desert House / Dunn & Hillam Architects. Image © Kilian O'Sullivan +13

AD Interviews: Helene Combs Dreiling, AIA President 2014

01:00 - 27 June, 2014

Right at the start of this year's AIA Convention, we had the chance to sit down with the current AIA president, Helene Combs Dreiling (FAIA).