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Danish National Maritime Museum Permanent Exhibition / Kossmann.dejong

01:00 - 8 November, 2013
Danish National Maritime Museum Permanent Exhibition / Kossmann.dejong, © Thijs Wolzak
© Thijs Wolzak

© Thijs Wolzak © Thijs Wolzak © Thijs Wolzak © Thijs Wolzak +11

8 B Nave / Arturo Franco

01:00 - 8 November, 2013
8 B Nave / Arturo Franco, © Carlos Fernández Piñar
© Carlos Fernández Piñar
  • Architects

  • Location

    Paseo de la Chopera, 14, 28045 Madrid, Spain
  • Project Area

    1000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photography

    Carlos Fernández Piñar

© Carlos Fernández Piñar © Carlos Fernández Piñar © Carlos Fernández Piñar © Carlos Fernández Piñar +20

Samaranch Memorial Museum / Archiland

01:00 - 8 November, 2013
Samaranch Memorial Museum / Archiland, Courtesy of Archiland
Courtesy of Archiland
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tianjin, China
  • Collaborators

    HAO architects, Kragh & Berglund landscape, COWI, TADI
  • Area

    17800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Archiland

Courtesy of Archiland Courtesy of Archiland Courtesy of Archiland Courtesy of Archiland +44

Ceramic Museum And Mosaic Park / Casanova + Hernandez Architects

01:00 - 8 November, 2013
Ceramic Museum And Mosaic Park / Casanova + Hernandez Architects, © Ben McMillan
© Ben McMillan

© Ben McMillan © Ben McMillan Courtesy of Casanova + Hernandez Architects © Ben McMillan +50

Paris New-York Restaurant / CUT Architectures

01:00 - 8 November, 2013
Paris New-York Restaurant / CUT Architectures, © David Foessel
© David Foessel

© David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel +24

CCTV Headquarters Named “Best Tall Building Worldwide”

00:00 - 8 November, 2013
CCTV Headquarters Named “Best Tall Building Worldwide”, CCTV/OMA Partners-in-charge: Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren, designers, David Gianotten, photographed by Iwan Baan
CCTV/OMA Partners-in-charge: Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren, designers, David Gianotten, photographed by Iwan Baan

OMA’s CCTV Headquarters in Beijing, ArchDaily’s 2012 “Building of the Year,” was deemed “Best Tall Building Worldwide” by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). Selected from a shortlist of four deserving skyscrapers, CCTV was awarded “best” due to its “unusual take on skyscraper typology.”

The jury stated: “Instead of competing in the race for ultimate height and style through a traditional two-dimensional tower soaring skyward, CCTV’s loop poses a truly three-dimensional experience, culminating in a 75-meter cantilever."

LSE Asks for 'Further Work' To Be Done on Shortlisted Designs

00:00 - 8 November, 2013
LSE Asks for 'Further Work' To Be Done on Shortlisted Designs, Team B. Image Courtesy of LSE / RIBA
Team B. Image Courtesy of LSE / RIBA

Following the announcement last month that the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) had shortlisted five designs for their new Global Centre for Social Sciences (GCSS) in London's Aldwych, they have now revealed that "there’s not one really outstanding scheme" and "there’s some further work to do by the practices and the LSE." Therefore contestants Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, OMAHopkins ArchitectsGrafton Architects, and Henegham Peng Architects must reconsider their proposed designs

Vivienda La Florida / Otto Medem de la Torriente

01:00 - 8 November, 2013
Vivienda La Florida / Otto Medem de la Torriente, Courtesy of Otto Medem de la Torriente
Courtesy of Otto Medem de la Torriente
  • Architect

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain
  • Partners Architects

    Carlos Bernárdez Agrafojo, Laura Portillo Rodríguez, Carlos Fernández Salgado
  • Area

    1270.0 m2
  • Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Cortesia de Otto Medem de la Torriente

Courtesy of Otto Medem de la Torriente Courtesy of Otto Medem de la Torriente Courtesy of Otto Medem de la Torriente Courtesy of Otto Medem de la Torriente +22

Video / Superflex: A Cool Urban Space

00:00 - 8 November, 2013

"Let’s meet on the red square.” The artists behind Superkilen explain how this colorful wedge shaped public park in Copenhagen, Denmark, was a collaboration based on extreme civic participation.

A public park in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen, Denmark, Superkilen was developed by artists’ group Superflex in collaboration with architectural firms Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Topotek1. The park was officially opened in June 2012.

In this interview two members of Superflex, Jakob Fenger and Bjørnstjerne Christiansen, tell us about the ideas behind the project, and how it came about as an extreme example of citizen inclusion and collaboration: "We found it interesting to look at this very diverse group of people in regard to culture, social standing, nationality, etc., and then see it as a rich and significant foundation for impacting the area these people live in."

More after the break.

Casa Levene en El Escorial / NO.MAD

01:00 - 8 November, 2013
Casa Levene en El Escorial / NO.MAD, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe
  • Architects

  • Location

    San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Eduardo Arroyo
  • Quantity Surveyor

    Carlos Coscollano
  • Collaborators

    Francesco Monaco, Javier Tamer Elshiekh, Cristina Fidalgo
  • Structure

    Joaquín Antuña
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +10

Reclaiming Rivers: The Latest Trend in Urban Design

09:30 - 7 November, 2013
Reclaiming Rivers: The Latest Trend in Urban Design, Floods in Calgary displaced over 100,000 people. Image © Wikimedia Commons
Floods in Calgary displaced over 100,000 people. Image © Wikimedia Commons

For years, rivers were a source of transport and power, upon whose banks our cities were born.  But as cities industrialized, many of them clogged with filth and disease – making them not only ugly, but dangerous.  Unless they were useful, rivers were often diverted, covered, pushed underground, and forgotten.

Not anymore. Reclaiming rivers seems to be the newest trend in urban design, and cities across the world are hopping on the bandwagon. In the UK, the Environment Council is working to restore 9,500 miles of river; in Los Angeles, the eponymous river is about to undergo a complete transformation

Baohua Chinese Painting Research Institute / Wang Deng Yue

01:00 - 7 November, 2013
Baohua Chinese Painting Research Institute / Wang Deng Yue, © Savoye Architectural Photography
© Savoye Architectural Photography

© Savoye Architectural Photography © Savoye Architectural Photography © Savoye Architectural Photography © Savoye Architectural Photography +27

Almost Anything Goes: Architecture and Inclusivity

00:00 - 7 November, 2013
Almost Anything Goes: Architecture and Inclusivity , Ball-Nogues Studio, Rip Curl Canyon, 2006, Cardboard, plywood, screws, and hardware, 44 x 40 x 11 ft., Commissioned by Rice Gallery in collaboration with The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, Courtesy the Artists. Photo: Nash Baker
Ball-Nogues Studio, Rip Curl Canyon, 2006, Cardboard, plywood, screws, and hardware, 44 x 40 x 11 ft., Commissioned by Rice Gallery in collaboration with The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, Courtesy the Artists. Photo: Nash Baker

The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) welcomes six Los Angeles-based creatives whose work embraces cross-fertilization, collaboration, and adaptation—thus creating new methodologies for research and implementation in the fields of architecture and beyond. 

114 Public Housing Units / Sauquet Arquitectes i Associats

00:00 - 7 November, 2013
114 Public Housing Units / Sauquet Arquitectes i Associats, © Jordi Surroca
© Jordi Surroca
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer Leonardo Da Vinci, 08204 Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Roger Sauquet, Guillem Bosch i Xavier Sauquet
  • Promoter

    VIMUSA
  • Contributors

    Equip tècnic VIMUSA / BIS arquitectes / Font enginyers
  • Area

    11300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca +18

Salles Communales / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

01:00 - 7 November, 2013
© Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher +18

Meier: Richard Meier & Partners, Complete Works 1963-2013

01:00 - 7 November, 2013
Meier: Richard Meier & Partners, Complete Works 1963-2013

From the Publisher. From his early days as one of the "New York Five," Richard Meier has been a central figure in contemporary architecture; this updated 2013 trade edition of the XL version is published in the occasion of the firm’s 50th anniversary. With the Getty Center and more recent buildings such as the Jubilee Church in Rome, Meier has established a reputation for expanded the horizons of contemporary American architecture while maintaining his rigorously rational approach to design and detailing. Known for carefully conceived grid plans and frequent use of white, Meier is a master of light, space, and volume, able to adapt his style to very different circumstances and locations.

Waste Treatment Plan / Israel Alba

01:00 - 7 November, 2013
Waste Treatment Plan  / Israel Alba , © Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada
  • Architects

  • Location

    Polígono 27, 30, 46930 Quart de Poblet, Valencia, Spain
  • Collaborators

    Mónica Domínguez
  • Partners Architects

    Elena Simón, Aránzazu Álvarez (proyecto), Laura Torres, Laura Rojo, Jorge Valseca, Inés Steuber, Zina Petrikova
  • Constructor

    UTE Los Hornillos (valoriza, s.a.-cyes, s.a.-corporación f. turia, s.a.)
  • Area

    70576.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada +20

Tom Bradley International Terminal / Fentress Architects

01:00 - 7 November, 2013
Tom Bradley International Terminal / Fentress Architects, © Fentress Architects
© Fentress Architects

© Fentress Architects © Jason A. Knowles © Jason A. Knowles © Jason A. Knowles +11