Lucie Aubrac School / Laurens&Loustau Architectes

00:00 - 11 October, 2013
Lucie Aubrac School / Laurens&Loustau Architectes, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau
  • Architects

  • Location

    Toulouse, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Marc Laurens, Pierre Loustau
  • Design Team

    Joanne Pouzenc, Laurent Didier
  • Project Management

    OTCE Organisation
  • Construction

    GBMP
  • Building Contractor

    Ville de Toulouse
  • Area

    2425.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau +24

AD Classics: The Ford Foundation / Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates

01:00 - 11 October, 2013
© Ezra Stoller/Esto
© Ezra Stoller/Esto

Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo established their own practice in 1966, after heading the firm of Eero Saarinen for several years. The Ford Foundation Headquarters is regarded as the pair's first major success, a combination of Roche's unique ideals and Dinkeloo's innovative structural solutions. They introduced an office typology in which employee interaction extended beyond departments and levels, reaching even to the public. 

© KRJDA © KRJDA © KRJDA © Richard Anderson +16

Gelb House / Bruce Norelius Studio

01:00 - 11 October, 2013
Gelb House / Bruce Norelius Studio, Courtesy of Bruce Norelius Studio
Courtesy of Bruce Norelius Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Builder

    Glynn Design Build
  • Kitchen Cabinet Pulls

    Tom KundigCollection : Earless Cabinet Pull
  • Lighting

    Birchwood Kelsey LED
  • Area

    1200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Bruce Norelius Studio

Courtesy of Bruce Norelius Studio Courtesy of Bruce Norelius Studio Courtesy of Bruce Norelius Studio Courtesy of Bruce Norelius Studio +13

Shortlist Announced for LSE Global Centre for Social Sciences

00:00 - 11 October, 2013
Shortlist Announced for LSE Global Centre for Social Sciences , Team C. Image Courtesy of LSA / RIBA
Team C. Image Courtesy of LSA / RIBA

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have unveiled five shortlisted proposals for the new £90 million Global Centre for Social Sciences (GCSS) in London's Aldwych. The competition, which has attracted designs from the likes of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and OMA, will be the school's "biggest ever building project" and is set to "transform" the world-leading institution. Other entrants include Hopkins Architects, Grafton Architects, and Henegham Peng Architects. See the anonymous proposals after the break...

Urban Villa / Pasel.Kuenzel Architects

01:00 - 11 October, 2013
Urban Villa / Pasel.Kuenzel Architects, © Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg

© Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg +20

Proar Clinic / Rafael Iglesia

00:00 - 10 October, 2013
Proar Clinic / Rafael Iglesia, © Gustavo Frittegotto
© Gustavo Frittegotto
  • Architects

    Rafael Iglesia
  • Location

    Avenida Italia, Rosario, Argentina
  • Team

    Arq. Pedro aybar, Arq. Pablo temporini, Arq.Guillermina iglesia, Franco comba
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photography

    Gustavo Frittegotto

© Gustavo Frittegotto © Gustavo Frittegotto © Gustavo Frittegotto © Gustavo Frittegotto +8

Mirador Pocuro Building / SEARLE PUGA arquitectos

01:00 - 10 October, 2013
Mirador Pocuro Building / SEARLE PUGA arquitectos, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh
  • Architects

  • Location

    Providencia, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Project Architects

    Marcela Puga W., Juan Francisco Ossa B., Rodrigo Searle G.
  • Project Area

    3,518 sqm
  • Photographs

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +30

House in Buchupureo / Alvaro Ramírez + Clarisa Elton

00:00 - 10 October, 2013
House in Buchupureo / Alvaro Ramírez + Clarisa Elton, Courtesy of Ferrer + Ramírez + Elton
Courtesy of Ferrer + Ramírez + Elton
  • Architects

  • Location

    Buchupureo, Cobquecura, Biobío Region, Chile
  • Project Area

    55.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photography

    Courtesy of Ferrer + Ramírez + Elton

Courtesy of Ferrer + Ramírez + Elton Courtesy of Ferrer + Ramírez + Elton Courtesy of Ferrer + Ramírez + Elton Courtesy of Ferrer + Ramírez + Elton +17

Unified Architectural Theory: Chapter 2A

00:00 - 10 October, 2013
Unified Architectural Theory: Chapter 2A, Illustration portraying Heliocentrism theory of Nicolaus Copernicus. Image Courtesy of Iryna1, Shutterstock.com
Illustration portraying Heliocentrism theory of Nicolaus Copernicus. Image Courtesy of Iryna1, Shutterstock.com

We will be publishing Nikos Salingaros’ book, Unified Architectural Theoryin a series of installments, making it digitally, freely available for students and architects around the world. The following chapter, part one of Chapter Two, outlines the scientific approach to architectural theory. If you missed them, make sure to read the introduction and Chapter One first.

In order to discuss any supposed contributions to architectural theory, it is necessary to define what architectural theory is. A theory in any discipline is a general framework that:

(1) explains observed phenomena; 

(2) predicts effects that appear under specific circumstances; and 

(3) enables one to create new situations that perform in a way predicted by the theory. 

In architecture, a theoretical framework ought to explain why buildings affect human beings in certain ways, and why some buildings are more successful than others, both in practical as well as in psychological and aesthetic terms. 

Stone Respect / Dom Arquitectura

01:00 - 10 October, 2013
© Victor Solis
© Victor Solis
  • Architect Office

  • Location

    Carnota, España
  • Architect in charge

    Pablo Serrano Elorduy
  • Interior Designer

    Blanca Elorduy
  • Area

    202.0 sqm
  • Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Victor Solis

© Victor Solis © Victor Solis © Victor Solis © Victor Solis +18

Nectar Restaurant / R79

01:00 - 10 October, 2013
© David Cervera
© David Cervera
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle 32 334, Montes de Ame, 97115
  • Architect in Charge

    Roberto Ramirez Pizarro
  • Design Team

    Daniela Álvarez, Cristina Madera, Gerardo Trejo, Eduardo Vadillo
  • Area

    208.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© David Cervera © David Cervera © David Cervera © David Cervera +19

Brick House / Ventura Virzi arquitectos

01:00 - 10 October, 2013
Brick House / Ventura Virzi arquitectos, © Federico Kulekdjian
© Federico Kulekdjian
  • Architects

  • Location

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Project Team

    Daniel Ventura, Andrés Virzi, Juan Pablo Callegari
  • Project Area

    90.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

    Federico Kulekdjian, Courtesy of Ventura Vizi

Courtesy of Ventura Vizi Courtesy of Ventura Vizi Courtesy of Ventura Vizi © Federico Kulekdjian +17

Keep Talking Kanye: An Architect's Defense of Kanye West

01:00 - 10 October, 2013
Keep Talking Kanye: An Architect's Defense of Kanye West, Kanye West being interviewed by Zane Lowe for BBC One.
Kanye West being interviewed by Zane Lowe for BBC One.

I may be in the minority among my peers, but I want Kanye West to keep talking. Despite the many who despise, disparage or dismiss him—unwilling or unable to properly digest what he’s saying, consuming bite-sized quotes and late-night parodies instead of engaging him in intellectual discourse—I want him to keep talking.

As a black man and an architect (one of about 2,000 in this country who can claim membership to both those groups), I am particularly cognizant of the Truman Show wall that exists between architects and recognition, and between black architects and acceptance. West's recent interview with Zane Lowe administered reflections on design, architecture and the creative process in a dosage too high for most to swallow. I am tripping over myself with fear and excitement at the prospect of having such a powerful mouthpiece for a generation of black architects and designers who share his frustration and connect with his message.

Why? Because when Kanye West talks, people listen.

Apple Patents Glass Cylinder Design

00:00 - 10 October, 2013
Apple Patents Glass Cylinder Design, Courtesy of Apple
Courtesy of Apple

Apple has successfully secured a patent for the cylindrical, glass entrance to its Shanghai store. After trademarking the design and layout of its retail stores last January, this is one more battle Apple has won for copyrighting its signature look.

More on the patented design after the break.

Young Architect of the Year Award Shortlist Announced

00:00 - 10 October, 2013
Young Architect of the Year Award Shortlist Announced, Ferreries Cultural Centre by '[ARQUITECTURIA]'. Image © Pedro Pegenaute
Ferreries Cultural Centre by '[ARQUITECTURIA]'. Image © Pedro Pegenaute

This week the shortlist for this year's Young Architect of the Year Award (YAYA) was announced. The YAYA, organized by BD and now in its 15th year, has become a high-profile springboard for many practices led by architects under 40.

For the first time, this year the award is open to architects from outside the UK, allowing any practice based in the EU a chance to apply. The shortlist reflects this new opportunity, featuring practices from Belgium and Spain among the list of five.

The 2013 YAYA Shortlist includes:

La Pedrera Block House / G + Gualano Arquitectos

01:00 - 10 October, 2013
La Pedrera Block House / G + Gualano Arquitectos, Courtesy of Marcelo Gualano
Courtesy of Marcelo Gualano

Courtesy of Marcelo Gualano Courtesy of Marcelo Gualano Courtesy of Marcelo Gualano Courtesy of Marcelo Gualano +21

Carrera's farmhouse barn / Arnau Vergés Tejero

01:00 - 10 October, 2013
Carrera's farmhouse barn / Arnau Vergés Tejero, Courtesy of Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura
Courtesy of Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura

Courtesy of Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura Courtesy of Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura Courtesy of Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura Courtesy of Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura +7

Think Space announces 2013/14 Cycle Theme: MONEY / First Competition on the Cycle: TERRITORIES

01:00 - 10 October, 2013
Think Space announces 2013/14 Cycle Theme: MONEY / First Competition on the Cycle: TERRITORIES, Courtesy of Think Space
Courtesy of Think Space

After two successful cycles, Zagreb Society of Architects organized the 3rd edition of the international series of concept based architectural competitions entitled 'Think Space'. So far, the program hosted a number of established architects and curators and it continues to re-think space in the 2013|2014 season.

The new theme Think SpaceMONEY [The Echo of Nothing] was devised by Ethel Baraona Pohl and César Reyes Nájera of dpr-barcelona; architects, writers, editors, publishers, bloggers and guest curators of the third cycle.

Throughout the new season of competitions and papers, Think Space will be looking for pioneering works at the intersection of architecture, sociology, economics, programming and marketing that radically challenge the fundamental spatial, social and urban relation based on capitalism. The competitions and Call for Papers will focus on territories, environment, culture and society through MONEY lenses, as observed by architects and other visual artists and professionals.

More information on the first of competitions, Territories, after the break.