Films & Architecture: "Play Time"

00:00 - 5 July, 2013

This week we revisit a classic, a masterpiece by Jacques Tati. In the movie, Tati depicts modernism's problematic impact on the city and the way in which people interact within it.

The movie's carefully considered environment shows characteristics of the modernist movement at that time: repetition and regularity (the result of industrialisation) are represented from the smallest objects in the interiors to the larger scale of the city's urban plan. Enjoy this great movie and let us know your thoughts about Tati's take on modernism.

School in Ejea de Los Caballeros / Cruz Diez García + Santiago Carroquino Larraz

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
© Simón García
© Simón García

© Simón García © Simón García © Simón García © Simón García +15

Energex Headquarters / Cox Rayner Architects + BVN Donovan Hill

01:00 - 5 July, 2013

Abitazione Privata Urgnano / Matteo Casari Architetti

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
© Andrea Martiradonna
© Andrea Martiradonna

© Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna +13

Turkish Court Rules in Favor of Gezi Park Protesters

00:00 - 5 July, 2013
via Plataforma Urbana
via Plataforma Urbana

The efforts of thousands who occupied Gezi Park, and those who joined them in solidarity via social media from around the world, have paid off. According to Reuters, a Turkish court has ruled against the Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan-backed development in which proposed to redesign Istanbul’s iconic Taksim Square and replace one of the populated city’s few public parks with a mall.   

Foster + Partners Release Images of Luxury Condo in Miami

00:00 - 5 July, 2013
© Faena Group
© Faena Group

Foster + Partners have released new images of the luxurious, 18-story Faena House currently being constructed in Miami. The project, which is commissioned by Argentinean developer Alan Faena who is best known for transforming Buenos Aires’ abandoned Puerto Madero neighborhood into the city’s most vital culture center, will mark the first phase of the anticipated Faena District Miami Beach. Once complete, the district will include a five-star hotel, a large and versatile Arts Center, an OMA-designed parking complex, a luxury retail complex, and a marina. 

CAEaCLAVELES residence+hotel / longo+roldán arquitectos

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
© Marcos Morrilla
© Marcos Morrilla
  • Architects

  • Location

    33509 La Pereda, Asturias, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Víctor Longo, Ester Roldán
  • Client

    Emma Fernández Granada
  • Area

    484.4 m2
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

© Marcos Morrilla © Marcos Morrilla © Marcos Morrilla © Marcos Morrilla +18

House in Costa Brava / Mauro Conti + Joaquim Mestre Ferrer

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
© Duccio Malagamba
© Duccio Malagamba

© Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba +19

New Haifa Waterfront Plan / Amir Mann–Ami Shinar Architects and Planners

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
Courtesy of Amir Mann-Ami Shinar
Courtesy of Amir Mann-Ami Shinar

Aiming to connect Haifa with the sea, the proposal for the New Haifa Waterfront Plan by Amir Mann-Ami Shinar Architects and Planners focuses on the making of large open public space along the water. Some new "warehouse-like" linear structures will be built, only two-story high, and all buildings, old and new, will maintain industrial character. Also, with the old cranes, the overhead grain-conveyers and other working port facilities will keep the unique port atmosphere. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Bicentenario School / Campuzano Arquitectos

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
Courtesy of Campuzano Arquitectos
Courtesy of Campuzano Arquitectos
  • Architects

    Campuzano Arquitectos
  • Location

    Tolima, Colombia
  • Team

    Gabriel Campuzano Otero, Carlos Campuzano Otero, Carlos Campuzano Castelló
  • Collaborators

    Angela Hernández Atehortúa, Andrea Ortiz Perea, Oscar Ruiz, Francisco Posada, Juliana Zuluaga, Julio Angulo, Diana Galvis, Andres Martinez
  • Area

    6000.0 m2
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Courtesy of Campuzano Arquitectos

Courtesy of Campuzano Arquitectos Courtesy of Campuzano Arquitectos Courtesy of Campuzano Arquitectos Courtesy of Campuzano Arquitectos +23

Monash University Science Technology Research and Innovation Precinct Stage 2 (Biomedical Sciences Buildings) / DesignInc

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
© Dianna Snape
© Dianna Snape
  • Architects

  • Location

    Clayton, Victoria, Australia
  • Project Team

    Christon Batey-Smith (Project Director), Jane Devlin (Project Architect), Rohan Wilson (Director), John Macdonald (ESD Director), Amanda Warmuth, Natalie Yong, Philip Weatherlake (Architects)
  • Area

    17000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape +16

Update: Student Housing in Sant Cugat del Vallès / dataAE + HARQUITECTES

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

From the architect. A few months ago we published Student Housing in Sant Cugat del Vallès, a project by dataAE + HARQUITECTES, originally completed two years ago. The architects have kindly shared updated images of the project, which show how vegetation has become integrated into the façade of the building and in the courtyard. In addition, they sent Polaroid images—taken by the architects themselves—that demonstrate how the spaces have become appropriated and occupied by the students. For more information about the project, see the text from the architect after the break.

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +19

AD Classics: The Crystal Palace / Joseph Paxton

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
The Crystal Palace, 1851. © wikiarquitectura.com
The Crystal Palace, 1851. © wikiarquitectura.com

The Crystal Palace was a glass and cast iron structure built in London, England, for the Great Exhibition of 1851. The building was designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, an architect and gardener, and revealed breakthroughs in architecture, construction and design. More on the Crystal Palace after the break...

The State Opening of The Great Exhibition in 1851, colour lithograph by Louis Haghe.© Wikimedia Commons First sketch for the Great Exhibition Building by Sir Joseph Paxton. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London The incredible length of the interior space, 1851. © paristeampunk.canalblog.com Detail © greatbuildings.com +13

Zaha Hadid and United Nude Unveil the nOVa Shoe

00:00 - 5 July, 2013

Zaha Hadid is no stranger to the marriage of architecture and fashion. She’s designed runways for Chanelshoes for Lacoste, and was even named Woman of the Year by Glamour Magazine in 2012. On her quest to feed a constant desire for experimentation and innovation, she has turned to the world of smaller-scale objects in order to work out new fabrication techniques and possibly even redefine formal relationships. Her latest foray into fashion—designing shoes in collaboration with Rem D. Koolhaas’s brand United Nude— brings her architectural style to the feet of ladies willing to shell out $2000 USD for a pair of daring, cantilevered heels.

The 4th Edition of the Holcim Awards Now Open for Entries

01:00 - 5 July, 2013
Courtesy of Holcim Awards
Courtesy of Holcim Awards

The Holcim Awards is one of the most significant competitions in its field in terms of reputation and international scope. The fourth cycle of the competition offering a total of USD 2 million in prize money is now open for entries. The competition seeks leading projects from industry professionals and bold ideas from the “Next Generation” that contribute to sustainability within architecture, building, civil engineering, landscape and urban design, as well as construction materials and technologies. Entries must be submitted online at www.holcimawards.org by March 24, 2014.

Architype – UNARTE / T A G L E

01:00 - 4 July, 2013
© Patrick López Jaimes
© Patrick López Jaimes
  • Architects

    T A G L E
  • Location

    Ciudad de Puebla, México
  • Project Architect

    José Ramón Tagle
  • Area

    550.0 m2
  • Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Patrick López Jaimes

© Patrick López Jaimes © Patrick López Jaimes © Patrick López Jaimes © Patrick López Jaimes +20

AD Round Up: Iconic Houses in America

00:00 - 4 July, 2013

Medical Association in Salta / CCFGM

01:00 - 4 July, 2013
© Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

© Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli +22