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Digital Museum / Claudiu Ionescu

01:00 - 6 December, 2013
Digital Museum  / Claudiu Ionescu, © Bogdan Iorgovan
© Bogdan Iorgovan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Pecica, Romania
  • Architect in Charge

    Claudiu Ionescu
  • Design Team

    Claudiu Ionescu, Dragos Milotin, Gabriel Takacs, Calin Sebarchievici
  • Area

    126.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Bogdan Iorgovan © Bogdan Iorgovan © Bogdan Iorgovan © Bogdan Iorgovan +22

Stacey-Turley Residence / Kariouk

01:00 - 6 December, 2013
Stacey-Turley Residence / Kariouk, © Christian Lalonde
© Christian Lalonde
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Paul duBellet Kariouk
  • Design Team

    Chris Davis, David King, Sarah McMurtry, Dimitar Mehandjiev, Adam Paquette
  • General Contractor

    R.K. Porter General Contracting Inc
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Christian Lalonde © Christian Lalonde © Christian Lalonde © Christian Lalonde +14

Herzog & de Meuron Celebrates Opening of Pérez Art Museum Miami

00:00 - 6 December, 2013
Herzog & de Meuron Celebrates Opening of Pérez Art Museum Miami, South façade. Image © Iwan Baan, Courtesy of Pérez Art Museum Miami
South façade. Image © Iwan Baan, Courtesy of Pérez Art Museum Miami

Herzog & de Meuron just celebrated the grand opening of the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), alongside the commence of the Art Basel in Miami Beach. Located on a waterfront site overlooking the Biscayne Bay, near the MacArthur Causeway, the three-story museum’s low-profile seems to almost disappear into its surroundings - a pleasant contrast to the ornate and often form-based architecture that is typically found throughout the city. This lack of form, as Jacques Herzog described, is all about “permeability.” 

“Miami is known for its iconic art deco district – in fact art deco was about decorated boxes with no great relationship and exchange between inside and outside,” Herzog continued. “The greatest thing, however, that makes Miami so extraordinary is its amazing climate, lush vegetation and cultural diversity. How can these assets be fully exploited and translated into architecture? That’s the way we tried to go with our design for the new art museum in Miami.”

Continue reading for a sneak peak inside the Museum...

New York City in 2050 (Twenty-Seven Predictions)

01:00 - 6 December, 2013

As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Arup’s New York office, we’ve spent the past few months talking with people inside the firm and beyond about the future of the city. We asked them to come up with blue-sky ideas about the New York of 2050 without worrying too much about financial or political feasibility. Circumstances can change a great deal over almost four decades, after all, and tomorrow’s constraints might look very different than today’s. We then worked with graphic designerJosh Levi to synthesize and visualize the results — view the large version here. Our main goal: to spark conversations about long-term priorities for the city and possible ways to achieve them. 

What would you add to the list? How would you change it?

Read all 27 predictions, after the break...

Eight Teams Shortlisted for Canakkale Antenna Tower in Turkey

01:00 - 6 December, 2013
Eight Teams Shortlisted for Canakkale Antenna Tower in Turkey, Çanakkale Antenna Tower International Competition
Çanakkale Antenna Tower International Competition

Eight international teams have been shortlisted to design a 100-meter tall Observation and Broadcast Tower for the historic city of Çanakkale. The competition, now in its second stage, has required each team to develop their schematic designs before submitting them to the jury in February. 

As stated by the competition brief, “competitors are strongly recommended to consider the technological requirements of the broadcasting tower and recreational potentials of a public entity with equal emphasis.” Once complete, the forested hilltop site will be transformed into a public destination, offering exhibition spaces, recreational facilities and observation decks, in addition to an “iconic antenna tower.”

The complete shortlist includes: 

HOK Selected to Refurbish Palace of Westminster

00:00 - 6 December, 2013
HOK Selected to Refurbish Palace of Westminster , Palace of Westminster via Wikipedia
Palace of Westminster via Wikipedia

Correction: The HOK-team has been appointed to appraise the options for refurbishment and has not yet been commissioned for the work itself. 

Nursery In The Jardines De Malaga In Barcelona / Batlle i Roig Arquitectes

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
Nursery In The Jardines De Malaga In Barcelona / Batlle i Roig Arquitectes, Courtesy of Batlle I Roig Arquitectes
Courtesy of Batlle I Roig Arquitectes
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jardins de Màlaga, 08029 Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Enric Batlle, Joan Roig architects
  • Design Team

    Laura Quintana, Goretti Guillén, Arantxa Manrique, architects, Francesc Parera, draftsman
  • Area

    745.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Courtesy of Batlle I Roig Arquitectes Courtesy of Batlle I Roig Arquitectes Courtesy of Batlle I Roig Arquitectes Courtesy of Batlle I Roig Arquitectes +31

Santiago Calatrava: The Metamorphosis of Space

00:00 - 5 December, 2013
Santiago Calatrava: The Metamorphosis of Space, Property of Studio Calatrava © Santiago Calatrava
Property of Studio Calatrava © Santiago Calatrava

The Grand Opening of the Santiago Calatrava: The Metamorphosis of Space exhibition took place on Wednesday, December 4th in the monumental spaces of the Braccio di Carlo Magno. The exhibition will be open until February 20, 2014.

The exhibition, sponsored by the Vatican Museums and the Pontifical Council for Culture, and curated by Micol Forti (Curator of the Collection of Contemporary Art of the Vatican Museums), presents a collection of approximately 140 works of art to the public, showing the complex and multiform artistic productions of the famous Spanish architect and engineer.

The selected core of architectural models is accompanied by the corresponding preparatory studies, but also by watercolor paintings, which were generated by a creative inspiration completely independent from the genesis of the same projects. In addition, there is a rich anthology of sculptures, both monumental and in a more reduced size, made out of bronze, marble, alabaster, and wood.

The combination of works pertaining to different artistic codes, although closely related, directs the observer's gaze to different levels of interpretation of the architectural volumes, and of the vision of space and shapes, typical characteristics of Calatrava's artistic path. More after the break.

5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Website for Your Firm

00:00 - 5 December, 2013
5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Website for Your Firm, Courtesy of http://www.archimelie.com/ - built with IM Creator
Courtesy of http://www.archimelie.com/ - built with IM Creator

It’s unavoidable. In today's world, in order to reach out to your target audience and promote your services, you need to have a website. And just any won’t do. Keep in mind that if you are an architect, people expect creativity out of you and from your website. An efficient, well-built, and good-looking website is the most convincing marketing tool you have at your disposal.

So, we’ve come up with five tips that explain (1) why a good website is so important; (2) what you should have in mind when creating your website (including what to avoid!); and (3) how to get started immediately, after the break... 

Public Library and Reading Park / Martín Lejarraga

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
© David Frutos
© David Frutos
  • Architects

    Martín Lejarraga
  • Location

    Calle Costa Rica, 2, 30700 Torre-Pacheco, Murcia, Spain
  • Project Area

    2475.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photography

© David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos +25

The Challenges of Post-Disaster Design

00:00 - 5 December, 2013
The Challenges of Post-Disaster Design, Courtesy of Flickr User mansunides
Courtesy of Flickr User mansunides

In the wake of the destruction of Typhoon Haiyan, architects were asking: "couldn't we have avoided this?" Technically, yes. But while the opportunity to build better exists, such measures are often expensive - and in poverty-stricken areas like the Philippines - cost-prohibitive. A recently published article by Carey Dunne on Co.Design breaks down why disaster-proof construction is such a complex challenge. 

Happy Birthday Lina Bo Bardi!

00:00 - 5 December, 2013
Happy Birthday Lina Bo Bardi!, © Ioana Marinescu, Instituto Lina Bo e P.M. Bardi
© Ioana Marinescu, Instituto Lina Bo e P.M. Bardi

“Architecture is created, 'invented anew,' by each man who attempts her, who roams her space, climbs a stair, rests on a balustrade, lifts his head to look, open, close a door, who sits down or gets up and makes intimate contact with - and at the same time create 'forms' in - the space [...] This intimate, fiery, contact, that which was perceived by man at the beginning, is today forgotten. Routine and communal places made man forget the natural beauty of "moving in space," of his conscious movement, of those little gestures…” -- Lina Bo Bardi

We're celebrating the life and work of renowned Italian-Brazilian architect, Lina Bo Bardi, who would have turned 99 today. 

Discover more about this icon and proponent of humanist modern architecture, after the break...

Experience Tyler Architecture

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
Experience Tyler Architecture, This thesis project explores the inherent irregularities of memory as a means of exploring design. (Eric Mayer, B Arch; Professor Sneha Patel)
This thesis project explores the inherent irregularities of memory as a means of exploring design. (Eric Mayer, B Arch; Professor Sneha Patel)

Tyler Architecture at Temple University in Philadelphia focuses on design in the contexts of culture, technology, and stewardship of the built and natural environment. Its programs stress critical inquiry and innovation as part of the creative process, teaching students how to intervene in the physical world through carefully considered acts of making. 

The Department engages the city, exploring and addressing the ethical and social dimensions of architecture and the urban environment. Through this engagement, it seeks to develop an ethos of responsibility in the students, preparing them to become effective leaders in practices and discourses surrounding the complex global and local issues of our time.

More after the break.

New Public Nursery and Primary School in Seville / UNIA Arquitectos

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
New Public Nursery and Primary School in Seville / UNIA Arquitectos, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dos Hermanas, Sevilla, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    César del Pino González de la Higuera, Moisés Jiménez Jaime, Enrique Revuelta Romo, Manuel Reyes Barraza, José Eduardo Romero Martínez
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +20

2013 RIBA President's Medals Winners Announced

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
RIBA Silver Medal: Ben Hayes. Image Courtesy of RIBA
RIBA Silver Medal: Ben Hayes. Image Courtesy of RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the President’s Medals Student Awards at a special event in London. The awards, known to be the world's most prestigious awards in architectural education, were inaugurated in 1836 and are therefore the institutes oldest award (even older than the RIBA Gold Medal). Three medals - the Bronze for a Part I student, the Silver for a Part II student, and the Dissertation Medal - are awarded to "promote excellence in the study of architecture [and] to reward talent and to encourage architectural debate worldwide." 

Around 300 schools of architecture from over 60 countries were invited to nominate design projects and dissertations by their students, of which students of the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London won all of this year's primary awards.

Centre for Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy / Henn

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
Centre for Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy / Henn, © HG Esch
© HG Esch
  • Architects

  • Location

    Russische-Orthodoxe Diözese des orthodoxen Bischofs von Berlin und Deutschland, Hofbauernstraße 26, 81247 Munich, Germany
  • Area

    12420.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© HG Esch © HG Esch © HG Esch © HG Esch +12

House Rehabilitation in Oreiras / Ventura Trindade Arquitectos

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
House Rehabilitation in Oreiras / Ventura Trindade Arquitectos, Courtesy of Ventura Trindade Arquitectos
Courtesy of Ventura Trindade Arquitectos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Oeiras, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    João Maria Trindade
  • Collaborators

    Filipe Nunes, Lourenço Van Innis, Filipe Carvalho, Nuno Marcos, Vasco Rosa Tomás
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Ventura Trindade Arquitectos

Courtesy of Ventura Trindade Arquitectos Courtesy of Ventura Trindade Arquitectos Courtesy of Ventura Trindade Arquitectos Courtesy of Ventura Trindade Arquitectos +16

House I / Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
House I / Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects, © Fumihiko Ikemoto
© Fumihiko Ikemoto
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tochigi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects
  • Design Team

    Hiroyuki Shinozaki, Sota Matsuura, Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
  • Area

    92.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Fumihiko Ikemoto © Fumihiko Ikemoto © Fumihiko Ikemoto © Fumihiko Ikemoto +12