La Planicie House II / Oscar Gonzalez Moix

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
© Juan Solano Ojasi
© Juan Solano Ojasi
  • Architects

  • Location

    La Molina District, Peru
  • Design Team

    Ernesto Bartra, Beatriz Rodríguez, Nicolás Moser
  • Constructor

    Ing. Jose Luis Bustios
  • Area

    905.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Juan Solano Ojasi, Courtesy of Oscar Gonzalez Moix

© Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi +35

FuturArc launches Green Leadership Award 2014 and FuturArc Prize 2014

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
FuturArc launches Green Leadership Award 2014 and FuturArc Prize 2014

Launched in 2007, FuturArc Prize aims to generate forward-thinking, innovative Green building design ideas for Asia. The Competition offers a platform to professionals and students who are passionate about the environment. Through the force of their imagination, it aspires to capture visions of a sustainable future. This is open to architects and architecture students in Asia and the world.

Kickstarter Campaign to Activate Vacant Storefronts in New York City

00:00 - 19 September, 2013
'Play'. Image Courtesy of Architecture Commons
'Play'. Image Courtesy of Architecture Commons

In an attempt to activate a vacant storefront in New York's Lower East Side, the miLES Storefront Transformer - a 6ft cube designed to "program any storefront" - is a versatile, movable set of furnishing and amenities designed by Architecture Commons. Seven individual pop-up interventions, curated by a collection of creative minds, would inhabit empty shops between November 4th and December 22nd 2013 if their Kickstarter campaign is successful.

Andres Jaque/Office for Political Innovation: Different Kinds of Water Pouring into a Swimming Pool

00:00 - 19 September, 2013
Andres Jaque/Office for Political Innovation: Different Kinds of Water Pouring into a Swimming Pool, Andrés Jaque, "Different Kinds of Water Pouring Into a Swimming Pool (Wilma & Juan & Harriette)," 2013. Architectural drawing. Courtesy of the artist.
Andrés Jaque, "Different Kinds of Water Pouring Into a Swimming Pool (Wilma & Juan & Harriette)," 2013. Architectural drawing. Courtesy of the artist.

In this first solo project by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation in Los Angeles, the architect prepares an exhibition, with a series of architectural case studies based in the city of L.A., in which he problematizes the importance of such cases as places of socialization and community, leaving behind the stereotypes that characterize them as disconnected spaces, symbols of ultra-individuality and comfort.

Square Vitruve / Atelier du Pont

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
Square Vitruve / Atelier du Pont, ©  Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly
  • Architects

  • Location

    7 Square Vitruve, 75020 Paris, France
  • Project Manager

    Luc Pinsard
  • Site Supervision

    Luc Pinsard et François Kharrat
  • Structure Engineering

    EVP
  • Economist

    RPO
  • General Contractor

    Eiffage
  • Supervising Office

    Qualiconsult
  • Area

    3285.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

©  Luc Boegly ©  Luc Boegly ©  Luc Boegly ©  Luc Boegly +17

Connaught Residence / NatureHumaine

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
Connaught Residence / NatureHumaine, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams Courtesy of NatureHumaine © Adrien Williams +30

AvB Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
AvB Tower / Wiel Arets Architects, © Jan Bitter
© Jan Bitter
  • Architects

  • Location

    The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Project Team

    Rob Willemse, Joost Körver, Raymond van Sabben, Thorsten Schneider, Jelle Homburg, Jochem Homminga
  • Collaborators

    Janosch Welzien, Ramon Alverez Roa, Martin Tessarz, Tobias Bamberg, Steffen Winkler, Carlatta Giacomin, Itziar Quiros
  • Client

    Anna van Buerenplein BV
  • Owner

    Green College Court BV
  • Occupant

    University of Leiden
  • Interior

    Studio RTM
  • Consultants

    DGMR Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV, Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV, Wessels Zeist BV
  • Area

    24500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter +31

Cerrada de Cortés / DCPP Arquitectos

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
Cerrada de Cortés / DCPP Arquitectos, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida Hernán Cortés, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Pablo Pérez Palacios, Alfonso de la Concha Rojas
  • Area

    325.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque +19

Learning Centre Destelheide / Bovenbow

00:00 - 19 September, 2013
Learning Centre Destelheide / Bovenbow, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin
  • Architects

  • Location

    1653 Dworp, Belgium
  • Design

    Dirk Somers, Isabel Dedeurwaerdere, Anna Celigoj
  • Area

    263.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +10

Ukraina Hotel Entryway Competition

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
Ukraina Hotel Entryway Competition

The OAO HOTEL UKRAINA, with the support of the non-state educational institution Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, are pleased to announce the opening of a competition for the redesign of the entryway to this cultural heritage site of regional significance. This two-stage competition, lasting from 17th September 2013 to 25th February 2014, gives architects from all over the world the rare chance to work with an example of Moscow’s unique Stalinist architectural heritage.

Te Hana Farmhouse / S3 Architects

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
© Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

Courtesy of S3 Architects © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds +29

Spannbandbrücke / ANNABAU

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
Spannbandbrücke / ANNABAU, © Hanns Joosten
© Hanns Joosten
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tirschenreuth, Germany
  • Structural Engineers

    Schüßler-Plan-Ingenieurgesellschaft, Berlin
  • Dynamics

    Dr.-Ing. Imre Kovacs, Weinstadt
  • Inspection Engineer

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Kuhlmann, Stuttgart
  • Oscillation Measurements

    Ingenieurbüro Dr. Heiland, Bochum
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Hanns Joosten Courtesy of ANNABAU Courtesy of ANNABAU Courtesy of ANNABAU +10

Toward Cycle Cities: How Architects Must Make Bikes Their Guiding Inspiration

00:00 - 19 September, 2013
Toward Cycle Cities: How Architects Must Make Bikes Their Guiding Inspiration, Bjarke Ingels cycling from the roof of the Danish Pavilion he design for the Shanghai Expo 2010. Image © Philippe Lopez
Bjarke Ingels cycling from the roof of the Danish Pavilion he design for the Shanghai Expo 2010. Image © Philippe Lopez

If Henry Ford were reincarnated as a bike maker, Le Corbusier as an architect of buildings and cities for bikes, and Robert Moses as their bike-loving ally in government, today’s bike plans would be far more ambitious in scope. Ford would be aiming to sell billions of bikes, Corb would be wanting to save the whole world, and, even if it took him a lifetime, Moses would be aiming to leave a permanent mark. 

They would want to give bicycle transport a leg-up, like the leg-up the motorcar received from farmlands being opened for suburban development. So who are our modern-day, bicycle-loving Le Corbusiers? And what, exactly, is their task?

Fumihiko Maki Unveils New United Nations Tower

00:00 - 19 September, 2013
Fumihiko Maki Unveils New United Nations Tower, Courtesy of DNAinfoNY
Courtesy of DNAinfoNY

Almost sixty years after Wallace K. Harrison was invited to design the United Nations Secretariat Building in New York City, plans have been unveiled for another UN skyscraper designed by Fumihiko Maki which would "consolidate currently scattered operations into a single structure that would rise on the western portion of the Robert Moses Playground, on First Avenue between East 41st and 42nd streets."

Wanaka Catholic Church / Sarah Scott Architects Ltd

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
Wanaka Catholic Church / Sarah Scott Architects Ltd, © Tony Brunt
© Tony Brunt
  • Architects

  • Location

    Wanaka, New Zealand
  • Design Team

    Barry Condon, Sarah Scott
  • Structural Engineer

    Lewis Bradford
  • Builder

    Naylor Love Construction Ltd
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Tony Brunt © Tony Brunt © Karen Dennis © Karen Dennis +14

Coastal Marine Research Station / Martin Hurtado Arquitectos

01:00 - 19 September, 2013

The project is understood to complement existing facilities in Las Cruces for scientific research and post-doctorates. The current building responds to the needs of scientists with prolonged residences according to the duration of their respective investigations.

COMMISSION

The commission asked for about 1000 m2 of new facilities immediately adjacent to the north of the existing building, considering the complementary technical services underground and in the order established by the previous construction, with a central square surrounded by work and living facilities. For the program, three areas were requested: research area, multipurspose area and the International Laboratory for Global Change (LINC-Global).

Considering this and the shape of the lot (a peninsula with steep slopes, declared a nature reserve with human exclusion, enclosing a 1 km area of coastline in 1982, being one of the first of its kind in the world), the project has three volumes parallel and far between, which privilege the views of the sea (the goal of work and research), each corresponding to the requested areas, so as to make autonomous the volumetry of the program and gain freedom to adapt to the specific needs of each section.

These volumes are made ​​up of a sequence of plywood frames supported on concrete bases partially buried in the slope. These bases house technical facilities for the building, such as Filtering Area, Carpentry Workshop, storage, and Diving Pañol.

PURPOSE

Unlike the existing building, the proposed building meets the requirements of the new Marine Biology undergraduate degree from Universidad Catolica. As its headquarters are located in Santiago, the undergraduate facilities of the Coastal Marine Research Station have an occasional use, with a period of greatest use in the months between November and March, not exceeding 40 students using the facilities at any one time, including research laboratories and complementary laboratories.

Materials

This project emphasizes the use of Fiber-cement Permanit Wood exterior cladding from Pizarreño. This exterior cladding solution is part of a dry construction and rapid execution system, which generates thermal, fire, and acoustic resistances. To see this and other products please visit our catalog.

City Hall of Plomodiern / Studio 02

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
City Hall of Plomodiern / Studio 02, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly
  • Architects

  • Location

    Plomodiern, France
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +7

The New Dowse Art Museum / Athfield Architects

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  • Design Team

    John Hardwick-Smith, Nick Mouat, John McIntyre, Jon, Rennie, Karly Taylor, Sally Woods
  • Area

    3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

© Matt Paterson © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt +10