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Catholic Leadership Centre / Woods Bagot

01:00 - 24 May, 2014
© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts
  • Interior Designers

  • Location

    East Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Design Team

    Ben Haylock, Bill Botelho, Destine Yazgin, Frank Rog, Ian Munro, Kate Frear, Kel Dennis, Lawrence Ng, Michael Fryer, Nicholas Bowker-Dunn, Peter Korkolis, Sue Fenton, Tom Haylock, Winnie Kwok
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +18

KLM House / Project.DWG ~ Architecture

01:00 - 24 May, 2014
© Rene Fokkink
© Rene Fokkink

© Jeannet Stassen © Rene Fokkink © Rene Fokkink © Rene Fokkink +18

Venice Biennale 2014: Antarctica to be First Continent Represented

00:00 - 24 May, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: Antarctica to be First Continent Represented, Halley VI Research Station / Hugh Broughton Architects. Image Courtesy of British Antarctic Survey
Halley VI Research Station / Hugh Broughton Architects. Image Courtesy of British Antarctic Survey

This year, as the first continent ever to be represented at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Antarctica will bring together leading international architects and artists to explore present and future models of living in the South Polar region. The exhibition, Antarctopia will feature projects and ideas by participants, such as Hugh Broughton, Juergen Mayer H. and Zaha Hadid. 

The curatorial statement and complete list of participants, after the break...

Happy Cities and Stranger Danger: An Interview with DIALOG's Bruce Haden

00:00 - 24 May, 2014
© Trevor Brady
© Trevor Brady

In this article, first published by Indochino as “What makes some buildings happy?” architect Bruce Haden, principal at DIALOG in Vancouver, discusses why some places feel good to be in and why some just have that awkward, quiet feeling.

Award-winning architect and urban planner. Dad. Researcher on happy vs. lonely cities. We talked to Bruce Haden about why some places feel good to be in, and some just have that awwwkward, quiet feeling. 

Bruce Haden has only been an architect and a bartender. So ask him what he likes about it, and his answer is he doesn’t really know anything else. In high school, he didn’t want to pick between calculus and woodshop, so he ended up in a profession that’s part art, part engineering (and a fair amount of politics). Now, he works on a lot of large, public buildings. But he also spends a lot of time thinking about happy and lonely cities. He talks about how working with a client is like dating, why some buildings are worth being in and others are just empty, and whether adventure or luxury wins.

Bernarda Luis / NITSCHE ARQUITETOS

01:00 - 24 May, 2014
Bernarda Luis / NITSCHE ARQUITETOS, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Bernarda Luiz, 206 - Alto de Pinheiros, São Paulo, 05448-020, Brazil
  • Area

    1811.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Mackintosh's Iconic Library at Glasgow School of Art Destroyed in Fire

00:00 - 24 May, 2014
Mackintosh's Iconic Library at Glasgow School of Art Destroyed in Fire, Fire Damage to Glasgow School of Art. Image via BBC © Scottish Fire and Rescue
Fire Damage to Glasgow School of Art. Image via BBC © Scottish Fire and Rescue

A statement from The Glasgow School of Art's Muriel Gray paints a somber picture of the aftermath of yesterday's fire: "Bad news first is that we have lost the iconic and unique Mackintosh library. This is an enormous blow and we are understandably devastated." 

The fire, which broke out on Friday, May 23 at around 12:30pm, caused an outpouring of grief on social media. Though many speculated as to the fate of the library, the archives, and the building's structural integrity, the report brings confirmation that the archives are "safe."

Gray added, "As for the library, Mackintosh was not famous for working in precious materials. It was his vision that was precious and we are confident that we can recreate what was lost as faithfully as possible."

International Competition for Rehabilitating Mapo Oil Depot into a Cultural Depot Park

01:00 - 23 May, 2014
International Competition for Rehabilitating Mapo Oil Depot into a Cultural Depot Park

The Mapo Oil Depot is a valuable industrial legacy of Seoul but has been forgotten for quite some time since its original purpose was terminated. In an era of economic growth in Korea, a fresh approach is needed regarding this industrial legacy, which, ironically can survive in having been forgotten.

Bauhaus Masters' Houses Restored, Now Open to Public

00:00 - 23 May, 2014
Bauhaus Masters' Houses Restored, Now Open to Public, The newly renovated Gropius House. Image courtesy of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. Image © Christoph Rokitta
The newly renovated Gropius House. Image courtesy of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. Image © Christoph Rokitta

The Bauhaus school of design has made an indelible mark on the world of architecture, one that is still felt almost seventy years after its closing. After moving the school from Weimar to Dessau in 1925 to avoid confrontation with the Nazis, founder Walter Gropius designed a series of semi-detached homes for the design masters teaching at the Bauhaus. This small neighborhood, nestled in a pine forest near the school building itself, was an idyllic home for the likes of Lyonel Feininger, Oskar Schlemmer, and Gropius himself. They were abandoned in the 1930s as Germany plunged into war, and suffered years of damage from military conflict and neglect. Renovations to the houses began in 1990, and now, 24 years later, the Bauhaus meisterhäuser have been completely reopened.

Gordailu Building / Astigarraga y Lasarte

01:00 - 23 May, 2014
Gordailu Building  / Astigarraga y Lasarte, © Jorge Allende
© Jorge Allende

© Jorge Allende © Jorge Allende © Jorge Allende © Jorge Allende +30

Grass Cave House / Makiko Tsukada Architects

01:00 - 23 May, 2014
Grass Cave House / Makiko Tsukada Architects, © Shinkenchiku-sha
© Shinkenchiku-sha

© Shinkenchiku-sha © Shinkenchiku-sha © Shinkenchiku-sha © Shinkenchiku-sha +12

House In Costa Brava / Garcés - De Seta - Bonet

01:00 - 23 May, 2014
House In Costa Brava / Garcés - De Seta - Bonet, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +16

Fire Breaks Out at Glasgow School of Art

00:00 - 23 May, 2014

UPDATE: The Glasgow School of Art Media Centre reports "With the incident under control indications are the firefighters' efforts have ensured more than 90 per cent of the structure is viable and protected up to 70 per cent of the contents - including many students' work."

A serious fire has broken out at the Glasgow School of Art, Charles Rennie Mackintosh's 1909 masterpiece. The extent of the damage is unclear at the moment, but BBC News is reporting that the fire is believed to have started in the basement, and has spread to the upper floors, where it is breaking windows and smoke is billowing from the building. Images, reactions and updates from twitter after the break.

Produtora Kana / AR Arquitetos

01:00 - 23 May, 2014
© Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua João Moura, 1098 - Pinheiros, São Paulo, 05412-002, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Marina Acayaba e Juan Pablo Rosenberg
  • Collaborator

    Flávia Torres
  • Project Area

    136.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Pedro Kok

© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok +24

Harvard GSD Releases Video of Study Abroad Studio with Rem Koolhaas

00:00 - 23 May, 2014

"We encounter similarities and difference, but what we encounter more than anything else is how intensely all these seemingly stable elements are evolving in time. Sometimes with acceleration, sometimes with moments of stagnation, but actually they are constantly changing. So what seemed to be a look at the repertoire is actually turning into a look at how nothing is stable." - Rem Koolhaas

The Harvard GSD has released a video from the Fall 2013 study abroad studio in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The students who relocated to Rotterdam for last year's fall semester worked on the "Elements of Architecture" exhibition that will open in the Central Pavilion during the 2014 International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, Italy. Watch Rem and the students reflect on their research, after the break...

Tupper Home / Andrés Jaque

01:00 - 23 May, 2014
Tupper Home / Andrés Jaque, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain
  • Design Team

    Andrés Jaque, Pedro Pinto-Correia, Teresa del Pino, Helena Bartosova, Sarah Caperos, Rebecca Frisoli, Iris Hutinger, Pedro Pinto-Correia, Jorge Ruano
  • Structures

    Belén Orta
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

Metamorphosis in Hong Kong Documented in 'Cocoon' Photo Series

01:00 - 23 May, 2014
Metamorphosis in Hong Kong Documented in 'Cocoon' Photo Series, © Peter Steinhauer
© Peter Steinhauer

In 1994, a routine construction technique that has been practiced in Hong Kong for over 100 years caught the attention of photographer Peter Steinhauer - and led him to put almost a decade of work into capturing this unique urban phenomenon. The bamboo scaffolding and fabric wrappings he photographs serve the simple purpose of catching construction debris, but at a glance they look more like works by Christo and Jeanne Claude, the artists that have made their name wrapping buildings like the Reichstag in Berlin.

The resulting photos showcase the colossal towers of Hong Kong wrapped in brightly-colored fabric; their usually varied facades are made monolithic, like a plastic massing model rendered full-size. Steinhauer named his photo series "Cocoons" due to the effect they create over time: the buildings metamorphose under cover and emerge transformed.

Read on for more photos of these urban cocoons

© Peter Steinhauer © Peter Steinhauer © Peter Steinhauer © Peter Steinhauer +24

AJ Ranks the UK's 100 Top Architecture Practices

00:00 - 23 May, 2014
AJ Ranks the UK's 100 Top Architecture Practices, © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners has been named the UK's biggest architecture practice for the third year running in the annual AJ100 run by the Architects' Journal. The list of the top 100 architecture practices in the UK, based on the number of fully qualified architects employed, was announced at an awards ceremony last night in London.

In the past year Foster + Partners has almost doubled its lead at the top of the list, with its 290 architects putting it 87 ahead of second-place rival BDP, showing how the practice dominates the architecture world not just culturally, but also in terms of business size.

See the top 10 UK practices, as well as the results of the accompanying AJ100 Awards, after the break

Rio to Host TEDGlobal 2014

00:00 - 23 May, 2014
Rio to Host TEDGlobal 2014, Courtesy of TEDGlobal 2014
Courtesy of TEDGlobal 2014

The world is experiencing exponential growth and Rio de Janeiro, a true megalopolis of six million people, is a prime example. Thus, TEDGlobal 2014 has announced they will be “setting up shop” in Rio’s Copacabana Beach theater in the search to find “fresh thinking” in emerging geographies. 

More than 40 speakers and performers have confirmed their attendance, each focusing on the “many facets of the Global South’s rise in influence and power” and relevant new stories from around the world. 

Register here and continue after the break for complete list of confirmed speakers and Rio’s Mayor Eduardo Paes’ TED Talk “Four commandments of cities”...