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The New Warehouse Depot / Heinrich Böll Architekt

01:00 - 9 November, 2013
© Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer +12

AD Architecture School Guide: University of Minnesota

00:00 - 9 November, 2013
AD Architecture School Guide: University of Minnesota, Courtesy of UMinn College of Design Facebook Page
Courtesy of UMinn College of Design Facebook Page

For most schools, receiving an M.Arch requires 2 to 3 years, and, according to NCARB, IDP towards licensure takes an average of slightly over 5 years, excluding the time to take the exams themselves. 

The University of Minnesota School of Architecture is offering two degrees that will significantly reduce IDP requirements—pending approval by NCARB— and thus reduce the time it takes to attain one’s architecture license. Two M.S. programs, an M.S. in Architecture Research Practices and an M.S. in Architecture Metropolitan Design are designed as additional year-long degrees attained while students pursue their M.Arch’s. Even better, both are structured to not only help students attain up to 930 IDP hours toward completing the degree, but to defray tuition while doing it. 

Frank Lloyd Wright Building from 1939 Finally Built

00:00 - 9 November, 2013
Frank Lloyd Wright Building from 1939 Finally Built , Courtesy of tbo.com
Courtesy of tbo.com

54 years after the death of Frank Lloyd Wright, Florida Southern College, home to the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the world, opened another structure designed by the famed architect last Friday. Originally called the Usonian house, it was envisioned as a professor's home in 1939 but wasn't built until this year using blueprints left by Wright.  

Venice Biennale 2014: Morocco to Participate with First Pavilion

00:00 - 9 November, 2013
Venice Biennale 2014: Morocco to Participate with First Pavilion, Courtesy of Foundation FADA
Courtesy of Foundation FADA

Morocco will host its first pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Curated by the Foundation FADA’ (Fondation pour l’Art, le Design, et l’Architecture) and directed by architect Tarik Oualalou, the concept for the Moroccan pavilion will be based upon Morocco’s role as an urban and architectural laboratory in the twentieth century. The project, entitled “Fundamental(ism)s,” will be organized in two parts: 

BGU University North Campus Master Plan / Chyutin Architects

01:00 - 9 November, 2013
BGU University North Campus Master Plan / Chyutin Architects, Courtesy of Chyutin Architects
Courtesy of Chyutin Architects

Chyutin Architects have won a competition to design a new campus for the Ben Gurion University in Israel. Planned for a 30 hectare site in Beer Sheva, the 300,000 square meter campus will double the University’s existing facilities, both of which will be connected. Once complete, the new campus will include a welcoming public square with commercial and cultural facilities, as well as students dormitories, a congress center, academic and research facilities, sports facilities and more. 

Home Studio / Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados

01:00 - 9 November, 2013
Home Studio / Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados, © Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados
© Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados
  • Architects

  • Location

    puerto fuy, Pirihueico Lake, Panguipulli, Los Ríos Region, Chile
  • Project Architects

    Horacio Schmidt C. , Horacio Schmidt R. , Martin Schmidt R.
  • Project Area

    100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photography

    Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados

© Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados © Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados © Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados © Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados +14

School of Communication, San Jorge University / Taller Básico de Arquitectura

01:00 - 9 November, 2013
School of Communication, San Jorge University / Taller Básico de Arquitectura, © Xabier Ilundain Madurga
© Xabier Ilundain Madurga
  • Architects

  • Location

    Universidad San Jorge, A-23, km299, 50830 Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Javier Pérez-Herreras, Javier Quintana de Uña
  • Collaborators

    Edurne Pérez Díaz de Arcaya (arquitecta directora de proyecto), Manuel Antón Martínez (arquitecto), Joseba Aranburu Barrenetxea (arquitecto) y Xabier Ilundain Madurga (arquitecto)
  • Project Area

    5338.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photography

    Xabier Ilundain Madurga

© Xabier Ilundain Madurga © Xabier Ilundain Madurga © Xabier Ilundain Madurga © Xabier Ilundain Madurga +41

255 Dwellings in Villanueva de la Cañada / Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos

01:00 - 9 November, 2013
255 Dwellings in Villanueva de la Cañada / Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos, © Hisao Suzuki
© Hisao Suzuki
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida de La Rioja, 30, 28691 Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid, Spain
  • Project Architects

    María José Aranguren López, José Gonzalez Gallegos)
  • Technical Architect

    Jacobo Arenal Frías
  • Project Area

    34178.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photography

    Hisao Suzuki, Carlos Lozano

© Hisao Suzuki © Carlos Lozano Courtesy of Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos Courtesy of Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos +23

3xLP Winner of SKIN Digital Fabrication Competition

00:00 - 9 November, 2013
3xLP Winner of SKIN Digital Fabrication Competition, Courtesy of TEX-FAB
Courtesy of TEX-FAB

TEX-FAB Digital Fabrication Alliance’s 2013 international digital fabrication competition titled - SKIN is announcing the overall winner: 3xLP.

A total of 68 entries from across the globe representing 14 countries on 5 continents were narrowed down to 4 finalists and 4 honorable mentions in July by the First Round jury consisting of Phil Anzalone, Maria Mingallon, Gregg Pasquarelli, Randy Stratman, and Skylar Tibbits. The Second Round juried by James Carpenter, Neil Denari, Mic Patterson and William Zahner conferred and selected from the finalists 3xLP. All four finalists were  exhibited at the ACADIA Adaptive Architecture Conference at the University of Waterloo in October, 2013.

AD Interviews: Jakob + MacFarlane / FRAC Centre

01:00 - 8 November, 2013

During the opening of the new FRAC Centre in Orléans, France, we had the chance to interview architect Brendan MacFarlane, one of the founders of the Paris-based firm Jakob + MacFarlane (the architects behind the building).

Green Infrastructure: Not Enough For Storm Protection

00:00 - 8 November, 2013
Green Infrastructure: Not Enough For Storm Protection, WXY Studio's East River Blueway Plan. Image Courtesy of WXY Studio
WXY Studio's East River Blueway Plan. Image Courtesy of WXY Studio

Since Hurricane Sandy struck New York, much has been made of "green infrastructure" and its potential to defend cities against waves and floods. Now though, two articles, from the New York Times and Grist, claim that green infrastructure would actually protects us very little. But, since engineered "gray" solutions, such as storm-walls, also have their limitations (namely just moving the surge elsewhere), it seems the solution is a combination of both "gray" and "green" (moving the surge to where it can safely release its energy). Read the original articles here and here.

House R / Gardera-D Architecture

01:00 - 8 November, 2013
House R / Gardera-D Architecture, © Mathieu Choiselat
© Mathieu Choiselat

© Mathieu Choiselat © Mathieu Choiselat © Mathieu Choiselat © Mathieu Choiselat +15

Harvest Elementary School / Zendejas Arquitectos + Marván Arquitectos + Martinez Arquitecto

01:00 - 8 November, 2013
Harvest Elementary School / Zendejas Arquitectos + Marván Arquitectos + Martinez Arquitecto, © Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Francisco Alcocer Pozo, Candiles, Querétaro, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Jose Zendejas Hernandez, Francisco Marván Carmona, Rodrigo Marván Cuevas, Wilfrido Martinez De León
  • Collaborators

    Jose Zendejas Foyo, Juan Pablo Soto Martìnez, Claudia Tapia Melèndez, Karlo Ivàn Trejo Lòpez
  • Area

    1006.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Yoshihiro Koitani © Yoshihiro Koitani © Yoshihiro Koitani © Yoshihiro Koitani +19

Why Iwan Baan's TED Talk Was Right

01:00 - 8 November, 2013

Iwan Baan's recent TED talk on ingenious informal settlement 'architecture' became instantly popular, clearly striking a chord with people across the globe. The lecture has been called everything from heartwarming to condescending, but for Parsons graduate students Meagan Durlak and James Frankis it was reaffirming. Durlak and Frankis have spent time working in Sao Paolo's favelas and understand that finding a balance between the good and the bad is key to the revitalization of these settlements. This article, originally published in Metropolis Magazine as "Response to Iwan Baan's TED Talk," journals some of their experiences working in South American slums, and why we need to stop treating those slums as a blight. 

Meagan Durlak and I were excited to see the TED talk by architectural photographer Iwan Baan on the ingenuity found within informal settlements. In his presentation he walks us through a range of communities across the world, capturing many such settlements, including houses above a lagoon and a repurposed office block.

Baan’s view of informal settlements resonates with our own work; it’s an under-told story that we very much applaud. He shows an overview of people’s lives and their unique methods for adapting to difficult conditions. Perhaps as interesting as his film are the reactions to it from TED viewers. Many found the innovation in informal settlements to be inspiring and heartwarming; others claimed that this talk is just a life affirming story for the rich 1% of the world, perpetuating inaction for areas which need immediate aid. The two sides of the argument reminded us of our own work and the battles we have gone through in trying to wrap our heads around the systems of informal settlements, as well as the difficulties we have had in explaining their hidden properties to others.

WSJ Announces David Adjaye as 'Architecture Innovator' of 2013

00:00 - 8 November, 2013
WSJ Announces David Adjaye as 'Architecture Innovator' of 2013, Courtesy of Adjaye Associates
Courtesy of Adjaye Associates

The Wall Street Journal has announced David Adjaye as "Architecture Innovator" for 2013. The 47-year old Tanzanian-born and British-educated architect, whose current projects span from affordable housing apartments in Harlem to the African American History and Culture Museum in Washington D.C., "has the unique ability to speak to experiences and to people outside the norms of his profession," delivering his message across cultural boundaries. 

Municipal Center for Citizen Activities / Sección B Arquitectura

01:00 - 8 November, 2013
Municipal Center for Citizen Activities / Sección B Arquitectura, © Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada
  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaza los Luceros, 9B, 41019 Seville, Sevilla, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Oscar Benítez Carmona, Eduardo Fernández de Alba, Vidal Gómez Martínez
  • Technical Architect

    Blanca Cruz Naranjo
  • Project Area

    1624.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photography

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada +29

Workshop and Gallery / Estudio Ji Arquitectos

01:00 - 8 November, 2013
Workshop and Gallery / Estudio Ji Arquitectos, © David Frutos
© David Frutos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Altea, Alicante, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Jorge Frías, Irene Zurdo
  • Collaborators

    Rodrigar Ebanistería
  • Area

    48.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    David Frutos, Courtesy of Estudio Ji Arquitectos

© David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos +23

ARCHIPENDIUM 2014

01:00 - 8 November, 2013

ARCHIPENDIUM 2014 by archimappublishers and ArchDaily provides an overview of the most fascinating modern developments in contemporary architecture. Each project exemplifies the efforts of architects and designers to make life better and more sustainable.