AMADIP Center / Juan Alba + Ester Morro

01:00 - 3 July, 2013
© José Hevia
© José Hevia
  • Architects

    Juan Alba, Ester Morro
  • Location

    Carrer Miquel Santos Oliver, 9, 07181 Calvià, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Area

    1135.0 m2
  • Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +16

MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Sorg Architects

01:00 - 3 July, 2013
Courtesy of Sorg Architects
Courtesy of Sorg Architects

In response to the MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas, ‘The Water Dyke’ proposal, which was one of the selected entries, focused not only on rebuilding the boardwalk, but on creating the boardwalk as a community gathering place and a functional infrastructure to protect the shoreline. Designed by Sorg Architects, their concept of the Water Dyke is to harness water itself to retain a storm surge and thereby the shoreline from damaging floods.  More images and architects’ description after the break.

Sou Fujimoto Awarded Marcus Prize

00:00 - 3 July, 2013
2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion / Sou Fujimoto © Iwan Baan
2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion / Sou Fujimoto © Iwan Baan

As the youngest architect ever to design the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London, it is no surprise that 41-year-old Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has been selected as winner of the $100,000 Marcus Prize. Awarded by the Milwaukee-based Marcus Corporation Foundation, the biennial prize is dedicated to honoring emerging designers by requiring only a decade of exceptional leadership in their field.

This award doesn’t come with responsibility, as Fujimoto will be required to visit the graduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning a handful of times through the next year, in addition to skyping with a class as often as once per week. 

Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2013

00:00 - 3 July, 2013
Courtesy of City of Rotterdam & Creative Industries Fund
Courtesy of City of Rotterdam & Creative Industries Fund

The 2013 Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR), which focuses around the theme, 'Time Machine,' is set to take place in the cinemas of LantarenVenster October 10-13. The event will all be about evaluating the past and dreaming about the future. This will be done with movies, lots of movies, in which 'the world called city' is the leading character. The festival will also hosts television series, debates and talk shows. More information after the break.

CAP-CSM SARRIÁ / Sulkin Marchissio

01:00 - 3 July, 2013
Courtesy of Sulkin Marchissio
Courtesy of Sulkin Marchissio

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Why Green Architecture Hardly Ever Deserves the Name

00:00 - 3 July, 2013
7 World Trade Center / SOM. Image © Ruggero Vanni.
7 World Trade Center / SOM. Image © Ruggero Vanni.

The following article, by Michael Mehaffy & Nikos Salingaros, originally appeared in Metropolis Mag as "Why Green Often Isn't"

Something surprising has happened with many so-called “sustainable” buildings. When actually measured in post-occupancy assessments, they’ve proven far less sustainable than their proponents have claimed. In some cases they’ve actually performed worse than much older buildings, with no such claims. A 2009 New York Times article, “Some buildings not living up to green label,” documented the extensive problems with many sustainability icons. Among other reasons for this failing, the Times pointed to the widespread use of expansive curtain-wall glass assemblies and large, “deep-plan” designs that put most usable space far from exterior walls, forcing greater reliance on artificial light and ventilation systems.

Partly in response to the bad press, the City of New York instituted a new law requiring disclosure of actual performance for many buildings. That led to reports of even more poor-performing sustainability icons. Another Times article, “City’s Law Tracking Energy Use Yields Some Surprises,” noted that the gleaming new 7 World Trade Center, LEED Gold-certified, scored just 74 on the Energy Star rating — one point below the minimum 75 for “high-efficiency buildings” under the national rating system. That modest rating doesn’t even factor in the significant embodied energy in the new materials of 7 World Trade Center. 

What's going on with these supposedly "sustainable" buildings? Read on, after the break...

Bar Oval / FLEXOARQUITECTURA

01:00 - 3 July, 2013
© José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +12

AD Interviews: LOT-EK

01:00 - 3 July, 2013

Not long ago we sat down with Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano of LOT-EK—a New York City- and Naples-based architectural design studio. Known for their work with shipping containers, they discuss the learning curve they have endured by using objects that fall outside of the typical materials specified in manuals. LOT-EK also explains that they have been influenced by the freedom exercised in contemporary art. In their attempt to look at the world through “different eyes,” they find that networking is indispensable since it “makes what [they] do relevant” and opens them up to new opportunities.

Re-born House / DL Design/TL Architects & Associates

01:00 - 3 July, 2013
Courtesy of DL Design/TL Architects & Associates/HY KO
Courtesy of DL Design/TL Architects & Associates/HY KO
  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge

    Dolly Lin
  • Design Team

    Dolly Lin, Fidi Feng, Jimmy Chen, Rock Chiu, Aki Tang, Chloe Chen, Stephen Strugala
  • Area

    750.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of DL Design/TL Architects & Associates/HY KO

Courtesy of DL Design/TL Architects & Associates/HY KO Courtesy of DL Design/TL Architects & Associates/HY KO Courtesy of DL Design/TL Architects & Associates/HY KO Courtesy of DL Design/TL Architects & Associates/HY KO +28

Captain Melville / Breathe Architecture

01:00 - 3 July, 2013
© Andrew Wuttke
© Andrew Wuttke

© Andrew Wuttke © Andrew Wuttke © Andrew Wuttke © Andrew Wuttke +14

Kaluga’s Sports and Youth Palace Winning Proposal / el fabricante de espheras + Espai MGR + A&G Proyectos y Desarrollos

01:00 - 3 July, 2013
Courtesy of el fabricante de espheras + Espai MGR + A&G Proyectos y Desarrollos
Courtesy of el fabricante de espheras + Espai MGR + A&G Proyectos y Desarrollos

The Spanish architecture team, formed by el fabricante de espheras + Espai MGR + A&G Proyectos y Desarrollos, just won the first prize in the Ideas Competition for the new Kaluga’s Sports and Youth Palace in Russia. The project consists of a sports infrastructure, commercial galleries and hotel rooms designed to be based on innovation and high technology architecture. This winning concept is explained as a flower that protects from the cold of the city of Kaluga and contains a set of spaces for sport, leisure, tourism and relax. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Three Firms Shortlisted to Design Prentice Successor

01:00 - 3 July, 2013
© C. William Brubaker via Flickr user UIC Digital Collections
© C. William Brubaker via Flickr user UIC Digital Collections

Shortly after confirming the demise of Bertrand Goldberg’s beloved Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago, Northwestern has released a shortlist of three firms competing to design the school’s new biomedical research facility. This comes with the support of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and despite strong backlash from architects and preservationists worldwide.

The finalists are: 

Plugged / Moscato Schere Todo Terreno + MS + DPF UNLa

01:00 - 3 July, 2013
© Manuel Ciarlotti
© Manuel Ciarlotti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Universidad Nacional de Lanus, B1826GLC Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Architect in Charge

    Agustin Moscato, Ramiro Schere
  • Area

    1000.0 m2
  • Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Manuel Ciarlotti

© Manuel Ciarlotti © Manuel Ciarlotti © Manuel Ciarlotti © Manuel Ciarlotti +19

Mokumoku Kindergarten / 16A Inc.

01:00 - 3 July, 2013
© Masaya Yoshimura
© Masaya Yoshimura

© Masaya Yoshimura © Masaya Yoshimura © Masaya Yoshimura © Masaya Yoshimura +23

Aimé Césaire Media Library / G+ Architectes

01:00 - 3 July, 2013
© Christophe Camus & Paul Gresham & Michaël Neri
© Christophe Camus & Paul Gresham & Michaël Neri
  • Architects

  • Location

    58 Rue des Jonquilles, 63112 Blanzat, France
  • Principal Architect

    Paul Gresham
  • Associate Architect

    Stéphane Barbotin
  • Project Architect

    Michaël Neri
  • Area

    1400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Christophe Camus & Paul Gresham & Michaël Neri

© Christophe Camus & Paul Gresham & Michaël Neri © Christophe Camus & Paul Gresham & Michaël Neri © Christophe Camus & Paul Gresham & Michaël Neri © Christophe Camus & Paul Gresham & Michaël Neri +40

Administrative Office Building of South University Of Science And Technology Of China / Zhubo Design Zstudio

01:00 - 3 July, 2013
Courtesy of Zhubo Design Zstudio
Courtesy of Zhubo Design Zstudio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Guandong Province, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Li Jing
  • Design Team

    ZhongQiao
  • Area

    6500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Zhubo Design Zstudio

Courtesy of Zhubo Design Zstudio Courtesy of Zhubo Design Zstudio Courtesy of Zhubo Design Zstudio Courtesy of Zhubo Design Zstudio +44

Seguin / Agence Bernard Bühler

00:00 - 3 July, 2013
© Vincent Monthiers
© Vincent Monthiers

© Vincent Monthiers © Vincent Monthiers © Vincent Monthiers © Vincent Monthiers +28

House in Isfahan / Logical Process in Architectural Design Office

01:00 - 3 July, 2013
© F. Nasrabadi
© F. Nasrabadi
  • Architects

    Logical Process in Architectural Design Office
  • Location

    Isfahan City, iran
  • Architect in Charge

    Ehsan Hosseini, Elham Geramizadeh
  • Design Team

    Amirali Poorkian
  • Contractor

    Mehdi Hasan Nezhad
  • Area

    640.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    F. Nasrabadi

© F. Nasrabadi © F. Nasrabadi © F. Nasrabadi © F. Nasrabadi +20