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One Central Park / Ateliers Jean Nouvel

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
One Central Park / Ateliers Jean Nouvel , Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Murray Fredericks
Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Murray Fredericks

Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Simon Wood Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Murray Fredericks Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Murray Fredericks Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Simon Wood +20

DOMunder / JDdVarchitects

01:00 - 24 September, 2014
DOMunder / JDdVarchitects, © Oliver Schuh
© Oliver Schuh

© Oliver Schuh © Oliver Schuh © Oliver Schuh © Oliver Schuh +13

House and Loft / Tomás Bettolli

01:00 - 24 September, 2014
House and Loft / Tomás Bettolli, © Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte +36

The Urbane House / Hiren Patel Architects

01:00 - 24 September, 2014
The Urbane House / Hiren Patel Architects, © Sebastian Zachariah
© Sebastian Zachariah

© Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah +19

Groundlab + WOWHAUS Chosen to Redesign Moscow’s Largest Park

01:00 - 24 September, 2014
Groundlab + WOWHAUS Chosen to Redesign Moscow’s Largest Park , © Groundlab, WOWHAUS and Urbanica, courtesy of Moscow Culture Department
© Groundlab, WOWHAUS and Urbanica, courtesy of Moscow Culture Department

Groundlab, WOWHAUS and Urbanica have been announced as winners of an international competition to redesign Sokolniki Park, Moscow’s largest park. Over the next 15 years, their 515 hectare masterplan, "Sokolniki. Nature's embassy in Moscow," will focus on preserving the 19th century park’s unique natural landscape as an extension of the Losiny Ostrov nature park by dividing it into three zones: Forest, Forest Park and Regular Park. 

Images of the winning design, after the break.

Callous Indifference or Fetishizing Poverty: What Exactly Can Architects Do About Slums?

00:00 - 24 September, 2014
Callous Indifference or Fetishizing Poverty: What Exactly Can Architects Do About Slums?, The Torre David in Caracas, the subject of Urban Think Tank's research for the 2012 Venice Biennale. Image © Iwan Baan
The Torre David in Caracas, the subject of Urban Think Tank's research for the 2012 Venice Biennale. Image © Iwan Baan

In an excellent essay for the Architectural Review, Charlotte Skene Catling deftly ties together a number of recent debates in the field of morality in architecture, from the false accusations aimed at Zaha Hadid by critic Martin Fuller to recent debates over whether architects have any responsibility to tackle poverty, an ostensibly political issue. Taking aim at one article in particular - in which Dan Hancox argues that architects such as Urban Think Tank who engage in humanitarian work are often 'fetishizing poverty' - Catling dissects the work of many of those in the field to find that they in fact do vital work to connect the top-down and bottom-up approaches that would otherwise never meet in the middle. Or, as Urban Think Tank's Alfredo Brillembourg says, in opposition to the horizontal city of the 19th century or the vertical city of the 20th, "the 21st century must be for the diagonal city, one that cuts across social divisions." Click here to read the article in full.

Snøhetta Unveils Final Design for Calgary's New Central Library

01:00 - 24 September, 2014
 Snøhetta Unveils Final Design for Calgary's New Central Library, © MIR and Snøhetta
© MIR and Snøhetta

Following two years of community engagement, Snøhetta and DIALOG have released the final design for their competition-winning New Central Library in Calgary. Planned for a vibrant intersection between Downtown Calgary and the East Village, the new library aims to fulfill the city’s vision for a “technologically advanced public space for innovation, research and collaboration.”

How 3D Printing is Saving a Frank Lloyd Wright Treasure

00:00 - 24 September, 2014
How 3D Printing is Saving a Frank Lloyd Wright Treasure, © Flickr CC User Josh Hallett
© Flickr CC User Josh Hallett

Among the vast coverage of 3D printing in the media, the technology is frequently cited as the 'future' of production, focusing on its ability to bring new things into existence quickly and cheaply. But does 3D printing have to be all about the future? As this article originally printed by Metropolis Magazine as "3D Printing Saves a Frank Lloyd Wright Treasure" attests, 3D printing also has something to offer to the past; specifically, to a deteriorating Frank Lloyd Wright building whose 'textile block' was simply too complex to restore through any other modern techniques. Read on after the break to find out how this high-tech rescue mission is being achieved.

Pathé Foundation / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

01:00 - 24 September, 2014
Pathé Foundation / Renzo Piano Building Workshop, © Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé

© Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé +37

"Shell Lace Structure": Tonkin Liu's Nature-Inspired Structural Technique

00:00 - 24 September, 2014
"Shell Lace Structure": Tonkin Liu's Nature-Inspired Structural Technique , Courtesy of Tonkin Liu
Courtesy of Tonkin Liu

Continuing recent research trends in the ways nature can inspire new architectural methods and typologies, London-based architecture practice Tonkin Liu in collaboration with engineers at Arup, have developed a single-surface structural technique called Shell Lace Structure. The innovative technique takes advantage of advanced digital design, engineering analysis, and manufacturing tools. Read on to learn about their upcoming book and exhibition that reveals the process behind this nature-inspired material.

Courtesy of Tonkin Liu Courtesy of Tonkin Liu Courtesy of Tonkin Liu Courtesy of Tonkin Liu +16

Hillside House / Shands Studio

01:00 - 24 September, 2014
Hillside House / Shands Studio, © Paul Dyer Photography
© Paul Dyer Photography

© Paul Dyer Photography © Paul Dyer Photography © Paul Dyer Photography © Paul Dyer Photography +21

An App That Draws Impressively Accurate Floor Plans In Minutes

00:00 - 24 September, 2014
An App That Draws Impressively Accurate Floor Plans In Minutes, 感谢Locometric
感谢Locometric

RoomScan is an app for iOS which draws floor plans in minutes - touching your device to a wall is the only input required. Using the iPhone's internal sensors, RoomScan recognises a sequence of flat vertical surfaces, measuring the distance in between and creating impressively accurate plans. When you come to a door, you just tap the phone to the door frame and continue. Claiming that measurements are accurate to the nearest 10cm (or 6 inches), this app - the basic features of which are available for free - is not only great fun to play with, but also considerably useful in every day situations.

Marilia Project / SuperLimão Studio

01:00 - 24 September, 2014
Marilia Project / SuperLimão Studio, © Maira Acayaba
© Maira Acayaba

© Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba +39

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Autores

    Lula Gouveia, Thiago Rodrigues, Antonio Carlos Figueira de Mello, Sérgio Cabra
  • Project Area

    450.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

RIBA Awards 2015 Royal Gold Medal to O'Donnell + Tuomey

00:00 - 24 September, 2014
RIBA Awards 2015 Royal Gold Medal to O'Donnell + Tuomey, The LSE Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, which has been shortlisted for this year's Stirling Prize. Image © Alex Bland
The LSE Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, which has been shortlisted for this year's Stirling Prize. Image © Alex Bland

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has selected Irish architects Sheila O'Donnell and John Tuomey as recipients of the 2015 Royal Gold Medal, one of the world's most prestigious lifetime achievement awards for architecture. Approved personally by the Queen, the award recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of architecture.

The RIBA praised the way O'Donnell + Tuomey came together in the early 1990s to combine "Sheila’s quiet, studied 'rationalism' alongside John’s fluent, rhetorical 'constructivism,'" commenting that "through their buildings, publications, exhibitions and teaching they have forged a confident new identity for Irish architecture."

An Gaelaras, nominated for the Stirling Prize in 2011. Image © Dennis Gilbert Lyric Theatre, nominated for the Stirling Prize in 2012. Image © Dennis Gilbert Ranelagh Multi-Denominational School, nominated for the Stirling Prize in 1999. Image © Alice Clancy Lewis Glucksman Gallery, nominated for the Stirling Prize in 2005. Image © Dennis Gilbert +6

Endesa World Fab Condenser / MARGEN-LAB

01:00 - 24 September, 2014
Endesa World Fab Condenser  / MARGEN-LAB, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +41

  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 08013 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Daniel Ibáñez, Rodrigo Rubio
  • Collaborator

    FAB LAB NETWORK
  • Client

    IAAC, ENDESA
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Wood House / Brininstool + Lynch

01:00 - 24 September, 2014
Wood House / Brininstool + Lynch, © Christopher Barrett Photographer
© Christopher Barrett Photographer

© Christopher Barrett Photographer © Christopher Barrett Photographer © Christopher Barrett Photographer © Christopher Barrett Photographer +39

M&V Branch Office / Rudolf Müller

01:00 - 24 September, 2014
M&V Branch Office / Rudolf Müller, © KIVA
© KIVA

© KIVA © KIVA © KIVA © KIVA +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hněvkovského 603/81, 617 00 Brno-Brno-jih, Czech Republic
  • Area

    987.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Naruse House / MDS

01:00 - 24 September, 2014
Naruse House / MDS, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Machida, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects in Charge

    Kiyotoshi Mori, Natsuko Kawamura
  • Area

    95.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs