Bass and Flinders Gateway Project Proposal / Spark Architects

01:00 - 1 July, 2013
Courtesy of Spark Architects
Courtesy of Spark Architects

Located at the threshold of one of New South Wales’ most beautiful cities, Wollongong, the Bass and Flinders Gateway Project marks the first project in Australia by Spark Architects. The project consists of a 300 unit residential development supported by a modicum of commercial space. The project currently is going through the planning process and is scheduled to start construction in 2015. More images and architects' description after the break.

Shortlist Announced for Olympic Headquarters in Switzerland

01:00 - 1 July, 2013
Proposed Site; Courtesy of the IOC
Proposed Site; Courtesy of the IOC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced an all-star shortlist of twelve renowned architects - including 2013 Pritzker Prize laureate Toyo Ito and international powerhouse OMA - competing to design their new headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. Located on 24,000 square meter site on the banks of Lake Geneva, the 18,000 square meter headquarters will provide an “Olympic campus” of administrative buildings and service for 450 employees. 

Come December, the IOC will award one of the following architects £21,000 to develop their designs:

Jiaotong University of Law / Kokaistudios

01:00 - 1 July, 2013
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© Charlie Xia

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Caterpillar House / Sebastián Irarrázaval

01:00 - 1 July, 2013
© Sergio Pirrone
© Sergio Pirrone

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Telopea, Moffats + Shortland / Turner

01:00 - 1 July, 2013
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© Ethan Rohloff

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32 houses in Poitiers / Lanoire & Courrian

01:00 - 1 July, 2013
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© Stepháne Chalmeau

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Biutiful / Twins Studio

01:00 - 1 July, 2013
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Courtesy of Twins Studio

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Summerhouse V at K / BURO II & ARCHI+I

01:00 - 1 July, 2013

Gottshalden / Rossetti + Wyss Architekten

01:00 - 1 July, 2013
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© Jürg Zimmermann

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Mattaincourt / Dominique Coulon & Associés Architectes

01:00 - 1 July, 2013
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© Eugeni Pons

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"We Made 2012": A Look Back at the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Building Centre

00:00 - 30 June, 2013
We Made 2012 Exhibition © Agnese Sanvito
We Made 2012 Exhibition © Agnese Sanvito

On July 9th, The Building Centre will debut "We Made 2012", an exhibition that looks back at the venues, landscape and legacy that made up the London 2012 Olympic Games and the individuals and organizations that made it possible. The exhibition celebrates the UK construction industry composed of architects, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, and contractors.  This exhibition was made possible partially because the on January 27, 2013 the British Olympic Association launched the ‘Suppliers Recognition Scheme' which allowed members of the construction industry to apply for a free license, which, once issued, allowed participants to talk freely about their contributions.

'Occupy Infrastructure': MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Barkow Leibinger Architects

01:00 - 30 June, 2013
Courtesy of Barkow Leibinger Architects
Courtesy of Barkow Leibinger Architects

One of the selected entries in the MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas, the 'Occupy Infrastructure' proposal by Barkow Leibinger Architects is three-fold. The main idea is to construct a network of retaining berms based on priority and need with local materials and by the communities that they protect. These berms are not continuous (like a wall) but overlap to allow beach access, gateways, and to maintain visual and spatial openness and continuity between beaches and neighborhoods.  More images and architects' description after the break.

San Francisco's Eco-Districts, Starting with the Central Corridor

00:00 - 30 June, 2013
San Francisco; Photo Courtesy of Flickr User KP Tripathi
San Francisco; Photo Courtesy of Flickr User KP Tripathi

San Francisco's Planning Department is working with California's sustainability guidelines to structure growth within the city in accordance with the state's requirements and the city's goals through the department's Sustainability Development Program.  The program aims to reduce water consumption, reduce waste and enhance community-scale energy resources.  To aid in the fulfillment of these goals, the program is implementing a tool called Eco-Districts - a community of property owners, businesses and residents within a neighborhood that collaborate to develop and initiate sustainable development projects in their area.  Using a set of performance metrics, neighborhoods can shape their projects with custom strategies for their community.  

The Eco-District is fundamentally a community-driven development that has the potential to achieve the smart growth of sustainable ideas but also build local urban identity and enforce a sense of place among its residents.  The Eco-District movement has already taken shape in Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Seattle, WA;  Washington, DC; and Portland, OR is various degrees of development.  San Francisco's adoption of this tool will help drive the successes of the Sustainability Development Program with a focus on holistic approaches of neighborhood development and support with environmentally conscious improvements. 

Read on for more about the types of Eco-Districts that have been developed in San Francisco.

Madong Masterplan Winning Proposal / HYHW Architects

01:00 - 30 June, 2013
Courtesy of HYHW & Space Syntax
Courtesy of HYHW & Space Syntax

Designed by HYHW Architects and Planners, the local development strategy and strategic focus of the Madong Masterplan is aimed at building upon history, automotive culture, sports culture, encouraging advances in manufacturing and modern services, with cultural charmand continual innovation in a technologically advanced green city. Serviced by a highway to the North and with Jiading Forest to the South-West, it benefits from convenient transport connections and the close proximity to the ecological landscape. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Ferrum House / Mark Merer + Landhouse

01:00 - 30 June, 2013
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© Louis Porter

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Split House / TWS & Partners

01:00 - 30 June, 2013

CH2 Melbourne City Council House 2 / DesignInc

01:00 - 30 June, 2013
© Dianna Snape
© Dianna Snape
  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Project Team

    Rob Adams (Project Director -City of Melbourne), Mick Pearce (Design Director), Stephen Webb (Design Architect), Chris Thorne (Design Architect), Jean-Claude Bertoni (Project Architect), Vi Vuong (Architect), Aldona Pajdak (Interior Designer)
  • Area

    12500.0 sqm
  • Photographs

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Residence Origami / Agence Bernard Bühler

01:00 - 30 June, 2013
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© Vincent Monthiers

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