Within the last few months, the number of emails I have received from people asking whether or not they should get out of architecture has been staggering. Equally surprising are the emails I receive that ask for direction on whether or not they should go into the field of architecture. The answer to both questions is easy:
For some people, the first question I ask them – the ender question, is always the same:
“Why do you want to be an architect?”
The city of Jinzhou is located 430 kilometers north of Beijing in the province of Liaoning and lies 20 kilometers inland. The Jinzhou Longqiwan New Area is an urban development on the coast of the Bonzai Sea. Part of this development is a park, for which Bureau B+B is building a ‘fierljep’ polder and an information centre. This polder-garden will open during the Jinzhou World Landscape Art Exposition in 2013. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architect: Andrew Simpson Architects
Location: Cape Liptrap, Victoria, Australia
Project Team: Andrew Simpson, Owen West, Steve Hatzellis, Dennis Prior, Stephan Bekhor, Eugene An
Builder: GK and KM Trease Builders
Structural Engineer: Adams Consulting Engineers
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Christine Francis
Beginning this October, get ready to experience museums … lots of them! Whether you’re located in Los Angeles, London, Montreal, Arkansas or New York, check out some exciting exhibits taking place this Fall. “It is a group of seasonal offerings that reflect the state of the profession, to be sure. Credit remains tight for commercial and civic projects, for the most part, which means that there is plenty of time for retrospective analysis — and that completed buildings continue to get outsize attention,” explained Christopher Hawthorne for the LA Times.
Check out the list of museums after the break.
The Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition recognizes architectural visualizations from talented artists all over the world and represents the longest running delineation competition on record.
Ken Roberts was a Louisiana native and an architect who worked for the firm Craycroft-Lacy & Partners during the late 1960′s in Dallas. He then left to join forces with Dick Savage and later with Clutts & Parker to form Iconoplex, Inc in 1973. As his former boss Jack Craycroft recalls, Roberts was “a great designer and even better architect”. In addition, Roberts produced numerous immaculate ink perspective drawings of small residential and commercial projects that testified to an impressive facility for architectural rendering by hand. More information on the competition after the break.
Architects: CCS Architecture
Location: Aptos, California, USA
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: Residence, 2800 square feet; Barn, 1600 square feet
Interior Designer: Lynn Ross Designs
Landscape Designer: Natalain Schwartz Designs
Structural Engineer: Ron Belknap
Civil Engineer: David Dauphin
Tent Cabins: Sweetwater Bungalows
Photographs: Paul Dyer
Gensler, architects of SanFrancisco International Airport’s Terminal2(SFO T2) and Virgin America, the terminal’s anchor tenant, announce the release of A Day in the Life of SFO T2, a video by filmmakers Spirit of Space. A Day in the Life of SFO T2 is a key element in Virgin America’s fall promotion “VX Deals on the Fly,” launching today via Loopt, the geo-social network. The promotion will offer travelers mobile check-in rewards at various locations throughout SFO T2. More information after the break.
Wojtek Gurak, a friend of ArchDaily and photographer, recently shared with us his photographs of the Pablo Serrano Museum in Zaragoza, Spain. The expansion of the Museum, designed by José Manuel Pérez Latorre, was completed in March of this year. The expansion triples the size of the original museum that opened in 1994. Check out more photos after the break.
In this video from Cities of Opportunity 2011, architectural superstar and OMA founder Rem Koolhaas shares his views on the contemporary evolution of the city and his vision for the future of urban centers. Produced by accounting giant PwC (a.k.a PricewaterhouseCoopers before their 2010 re-branding) and the Partnership for New York City, Cities of Opportunity 2011 “analyzes the trajectory of 26 cities, all capitals of finance, commerce, and culture and through their performance, seeks to open a window on what makes cities function best.”
Architect: Spillman Farmer Architects
Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Project Team: Barry Pell, AIA, Managing Principal; Joseph N. Biondo, AIA, Design Principal; Michael Metzger, AIA, Project Architect; William Deegan, Senior Designer; Wayne Stitt, AIA; Christa Kraftician, AIA, LEED AP; Charles Shoemaker, AIA; Salvatore Verrastro, AIA, FCSI; Brian Brandis, AIA; Joanne Titcomb IIDA; Deirdre Kwiatek PhD; Randy Galiotto; Patrick Ruggerio; Sierra Krause; Joseph Balsamo; Clint Newton; Deborah Innis; Mark Piell; Elliot Nolter; Chris Connors; Mike Savage.
Photographs: Courtesy of Spillman Farmer Architects
We announced at the beginning of this month that the LEGO® Architecture series will now include Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, the 10th building in this popular series. We asked you to stay tuned to ArchDaily for an exclusive surprise about the LEGO® Architecture Robie House just for our readers, and that time has come. (More images of LEGO® Architecture’s Robie House, designed by architectural artist Adam Reed Tucker, can be found here.)
Thanks to LEGO® Architecture, one of our readers can win a LEGO® Architecture Robie House. We want to know what building should be the next in the LEGO® Architecture series and why. All you have to do is become a registered user at ArchDaily and leave us your answer in the comments below by Sunday, September 25th!
One winner will be chosen at random from entries received between Monday, September 19th and Sunday, September 25th 11:59 EST. You must leave a comment as a registered user at ArchDaily. Open to anyone in the world. One entry per person, ArchDaily will enforce verification and remove duplicated ones before choosing the winner.
Update: Given the high amount of submissions we will be giving away 5 kits this time. And the winners are:
Pier Paolo Pala