Tonickx Offices / Vincent Van Duysen Architects

01:00 - 21 September, 2013
Tonickx Offices / Vincent Van Duysen Architects, © Koen Van Damme
© Koen Van Damme

© Koen Van Damme © Koen Van Damme © Koen Van Damme © Koen Van Damme +15

Bloomberg to Announce Mega-Redevelopment of NYC's Lower East Side

00:00 - 21 September, 2013
Bloomberg to Announce Mega-Redevelopment of NYC's Lower East Side, The planned "Essex Crossing" complex by SHoP and Beyer Blinder Belle. Image © SHoP Architects
The planned "Essex Crossing" complex by SHoP and Beyer Blinder Belle. Image © SHoP Architects

After decades of contention between residents and politicians, the Bloomberg administration will announce on Wednesday plans of constructing a six-acre complex by SHoP and Beyer Blinder Belle Architects over a ten year period. Nine vacant lots in New York City's Lower East Side will be erected into a mega-development of retail, office, entertainment, cultural and housing units. The complex will be located in rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, once home to working-class Italians, Jews, Puerto Ricans and Ukrainians, and has struggled to preserve affordable housing against an encroaching luxury market. In response, developers have collaborated with local community groups agreeing that half of the projected 1,000 apartments will be for low-, moderate-, and middle-income families. 

However, is this enough to sustain a balance of varying incomes? 

RIBA Announces 2014 International Fellowships

00:00 - 21 September, 2013
RIBA Announces 2014 International Fellowships, Courtesy of RIBA
Courtesy of RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the 2014 International Fellowships of the RIBA. RIBA International Fellowships reward the particular contributions non-UK architects have made to architecture.

Honoring Architecture's Digital Pioneers

09:30 - 20 September, 2013
Honoring Architecture's Digital Pioneers, A Hoberman arch at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. Chuck Hoberman is one of the architects highlighted in the ongoing "Archaeology of the Digital". Image © Wikimedia Commons
A Hoberman arch at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. Chuck Hoberman is one of the architects highlighted in the ongoing "Archaeology of the Digital". Image © Wikimedia Commons

Many would consider Greg Lynn the leader of computer-aided design in architecture - but Lynn himself begs to differ. He and the Canadian Centre for Architecture recently collaborated on "Archaeology of the Digital," the first in a series of exhibitions that will showcase the work of the earliest adopters of digital techniques in architecture. The exhibit, which opened on May 7, focuses on work by Frank Gehry, Peter Eisenman, Chuck Hoberman, and Shoei Yoh. In this interview, originally published in Metropolis Magazine as "Computer Control," Avinash Rajagopal speaks with Greg Lynn about some of the projects and the inspiration behind the exhibit itself. 

Netherlands Embassy / KAAN Architecten

01:00 - 20 September, 2013
Netherlands Embassy / KAAN Architecten, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters
  • Architects

  • Location

    Maputo, Mozambique
  • Project Team

    Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio, Valery Didelon, Sara Martin Camara, Patricia Medina Prieto, Hannes Ochmann, Kim Sneyders, Sibil Strauli, Pasquale Talerico
  • Client

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Housing Service Abroad, The Hague
  • Area

    2573.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2004
  • Photographs

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters +15

House in Budapest / ZSK Architects

01:00 - 20 September, 2013
House in Budapest / ZSK Architects, © Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky
  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Hungary
  • Architect in Charge

    László Kalmár, Balázs Rose, Zsolt Zsuffa
  • Interior Design

    János Szepesi
  • Area

    270.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Zsolt Zsuffa © Zsolt Zsuffa © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky +19

Masoro Village Project / GA Collaborative

01:00 - 20 September, 2013
Masoro Village Project / GA Collaborative, The only power tool used on site was a battery-powered hand drill, except for a diesel-powered generator used for three days for welding the steel roofing. Future Masoro houses will use timber instead of steel as an additional cost-saving measure. Image © Yutaka Sho
The only power tool used on site was a battery-powered hand drill, except for a diesel-powered generator used for three days for welding the steel roofing. Future Masoro houses will use timber instead of steel as an additional cost-saving measure. Image © Yutaka Sho

The construction of a small single-family home twenty kilometers north of Kigali, Rwanda is now complete. The building is demure: three small bedrooms, a modest living room, and a space for cooking. Poor material availability and financial limitations meant that practicality was its primary design muse. The house is the prototype for a series of homes that the designers, GA Collaborative, will build in Masoro for members of the women’s cooperative l’Association Dushyigikirane. With the project’s uncommon building method—earthbag construction, the first of its kind in Rwanda—GA Collaborative intends to empower its clients with knowledge of an inexpensive and speedy construction technique that requires little training and no prior construction experience. 

Spotlight on Design: Toyo Ito

01:00 - 20 September, 2013
Spotlight on Design: Toyo Ito, Tama Art University Library (Hachioji Campus) / Courtesy Ishiguro Photographic Institute
Tama Art University Library (Hachioji Campus) / Courtesy Ishiguro Photographic Institute

The innovative work of the 2013 Pritzker Prize Laureate Toyo Ito is often driven by an internal critique and struggle towards perfection. In this translated program, the principal of Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects will discuss his design philosophy and remarkable work, which includes the Sendai Mediatheque in Miyagi, Japan, and Tokyo's Tama Art University Library and TOD’S Omotesando Building. 

City Center Pavilion and Main Square / Comac

00:00 - 20 September, 2013
City Center Pavilion and Main Square / Comac, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault
  • Architects

  • Location

    La Nerthe, 13016 Marseille, France
  • Landscape Architect

    Paul Petel
  • Engineer

    SLH - Franck Penel
  • Building Firms

    DM construction
  • Urban Furniture

    Cyria
  • Area

    3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +23

MAMD Online Master Class: "The Road Ahead, a changing world environment for architects” by Gayle Allard

00:00 - 20 September, 2013
MAMD Online Master Class: "The Road Ahead, a changing world environment for architects” by Gayle Allard

For design professionals interested in business, the new international IE Master in Architectural Management and Design program offers pioneering training in business management for the AEC sector.

The program teaches designers the skills they need to become successful, understanding the design implications of business decisions and vice-versa. With a diverse group of instructing practitioners and advisers from unique academic backgrounds, the IE Master in Architectural Management and Design program allows students to access a wide network with deep industry expertise.

Complete information after the break.

2013 PARK(ing) Day Map

00:00 - 20 September, 2013
2013 PARK(ing) Day Map, 2013 PARK(ing) Day Map (screen shot). Image
2013 PARK(ing) Day Map (screen shot). Image

Today, September 20th, citizens, artists and activists have transformed hundreds of metered parking spaces worldwide into temporary public places with mission to call attention to the need for more open space. Since the establishment of PARK(ing) Day in 2005, by the San Francisco art and design studio Rebar, PARK(ing) Day has quickly become an international phenomenon. In 2011, close to 1000 parks were created in 162 cities, 35 countries and 6 continents. 

ASB HQ / BVN Donovan Hill + Jasmax

01:00 - 20 September, 2013
ASB HQ / BVN Donovan Hill + Jasmax, © John Gollings
© John Gollings
  • Architects

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand
  • Project Principal

    James Grose
  • Project Director

    Brian Clohessy
  • Project Architect

    Chris Boss
  • Project Team

    Matt Middleton,Adam Mosses,Katie Newall , Tom White, Yi-Jan Lien, Jemma Cook, Mordechai Toor, William McNaughton, Carol-Ann Pickvance,Olivia Giangrasso, Kait Zegers, Zoe Michalski, Ben Doherty, Meg O’Hara, Barry Dineen, Barbara Vourakis
  • Project Team - Interiors

    Vishwa Kaushal,Helen Lee, Tijana Papandrea, Angie Andrijic, Ulrike Baeuerle, Alice Penna, Josephine Meldgaard
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings +40

Kontum Indochine Wedding Hall / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

01:00 - 20 September, 2013
Kontum Indochine Wedding Hall / Vo Trong Nghia Architects, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kon Tum province, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Vo Trong Nghia, Takashi Niwa
  • Contractor

    Truong Long JSC, Wind and Water House JSC
  • Area

    5524.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki +24

Energiehaus Farschweiler / Architekten Stein Hemmes Wirtz

01:00 - 20 September, 2013
Energiehaus Farschweiler / Architekten Stein Hemmes Wirtz, © Eibe Sönnecken
© Eibe Sönnecken
  • Architects

  • Location

    Farschweiler, Germany
  • Structure Engineers

    Ingenieurbüro Trauden
  • HVAC Engineers

    TechnoPlus GmbH, Birkenhof Haustechnik GmbH & Co.KG
  • Area

    317.1 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Eibe Sönnecken © Eibe Sönnecken © Eibe Sönnecken © Eibe Sönnecken +18

A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America

00:00 - 20 September, 2013
A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America, Vishaan Chakrabarti. Image © Tina Gao, Columbia University GSAPP
Vishaan Chakrabarti. Image © Tina Gao, Columbia University GSAPP

Last monday, Columbia University's Avery Hall was buzzing. 

The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) hosted a highly attended event that welcomed respected academics and professionals from architecture and real estate to what the dean, Mark Wigley, warned might take the form a a celebrity roast. Vishaan Chakrabarti, a partner at SHoP Architects and director of the Center for Urban Real Estate at Columbia, was on deck to deliver an abridged, more "urban version" of a longer lecture on his new book, A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America. Proceeding the twenty minute lecture, an "A-list" panel of architects and historians -  that included Kenneth Frampton, Gwendolyn Wright, Bernard Tschumi, Laurie Hawkinson and Reinhold Martin - lined up to discuss Chakrabarti's work.

TEDCity2.0: Dream me. Build me. Make me real.

00:00 - 20 September, 2013
TEDCity2.0: Dream me. Build me. Make me real., Courtesy of TED
Courtesy of TED

Calling all urban innovators, organizers, stewards and builders: Tomorrow, September 20th, from 9am to 5pm EST, curators Chris Anderson, John Cary and Courtney Martin will kick off TEDCity2.0: Dream me. Build me. Make me real. The day-long event, which will be live-streamed for free, will share stories of urban ingenuity and interdependence from across the globe, while featuring an unexpected mix of over 20 speakers, including walkability expert Jeff Speck, world renowned architectural photographer Iwan Baan, and several 2012 City 2.0 Award winners. View the event program for more details.

Too busy to (digitally) attend? ArchDaily co-founder, David Basulto will be keeping you posted with live updates right here on this thread.

Hammock House / Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura

01:00 - 20 September, 2013
Hammock House / Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura, © Andrea Parisi
© Andrea Parisi

© Andrea Parisi © Andrea Parisi © Andrea Parisi © Andrea Parisi +25

River Place / Paul F. Hirzel

01:00 - 20 September, 2013
River Place / Paul F. Hirzel, © Jim Van Gundy
© Jim Van Gundy

© Robert Hutchison © Jim Van Gundy © Jim Van Gundy © Jim Van Gundy +30