Fumihiko Maki Unveils New United Nations Tower

00:00 - 19 September, 2013
Fumihiko Maki Unveils New United Nations Tower, Courtesy of DNAinfoNY
Courtesy of DNAinfoNY

Almost sixty years after Wallace K. Harrison was invited to design the United Nations Secretariat Building in New York City, plans have been unveiled for another UN skyscraper designed by Fumihiko Maki which would "consolidate currently scattered operations into a single structure that would rise on the western portion of the Robert Moses Playground, on First Avenue between East 41st and 42nd streets."

Wanaka Catholic Church / Sarah Scott Architects Ltd

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
Wanaka Catholic Church / Sarah Scott Architects Ltd, © Tony Brunt
© Tony Brunt
  • Architects

  • Location

    Wanaka, New Zealand
  • Design Team

    Barry Condon, Sarah Scott
  • Structural Engineer

    Lewis Bradford
  • Builder

    Naylor Love Construction Ltd
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Tony Brunt © Tony Brunt © Karen Dennis © Karen Dennis +14

Coastal Marine Research Station / Martin Hurtado Arquitectos

01:00 - 19 September, 2013

The project is understood to complement existing facilities in Las Cruces for scientific research and post-doctorates. The current building responds to the needs of scientists with prolonged residences according to the duration of their respective investigations.

COMMISSION

The commission asked for about 1000 m2 of new facilities immediately adjacent to the north of the existing building, considering the complementary technical services underground and in the order established by the previous construction, with a central square surrounded by work and living facilities. For the program, three areas were requested: research area, multipurspose area and the International Laboratory for Global Change (LINC-Global).

Considering this and the shape of the lot (a peninsula with steep slopes, declared a nature reserve with human exclusion, enclosing a 1 km area of coastline in 1982, being one of the first of its kind in the world), the project has three volumes parallel and far between, which privilege the views of the sea (the goal of work and research), each corresponding to the requested areas, so as to make autonomous the volumetry of the program and gain freedom to adapt to the specific needs of each section.

These volumes are made ​​up of a sequence of plywood frames supported on concrete bases partially buried in the slope. These bases house technical facilities for the building, such as Filtering Area, Carpentry Workshop, storage, and Diving Pañol.

PURPOSE

Unlike the existing building, the proposed building meets the requirements of the new Marine Biology undergraduate degree from Universidad Catolica. As its headquarters are located in Santiago, the undergraduate facilities of the Coastal Marine Research Station have an occasional use, with a period of greatest use in the months between November and March, not exceeding 40 students using the facilities at any one time, including research laboratories and complementary laboratories.

Materials

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City Hall of Plomodiern / Studio 02

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
City Hall of Plomodiern / Studio 02, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly
  • Architects

  • Location

    Plomodiern, France
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +7

The New Dowse Art Museum / Athfield Architects

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  • Design Team

    John Hardwick-Smith, Nick Mouat, John McIntyre, Jon, Rennie, Karly Taylor, Sally Woods
  • Area

    3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

© Matt Paterson © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt +10

Costa Cachagua House / Iván Vial Montero

01:00 - 18 September, 2013
Costa Cachagua House / Iván Vial Montero, © Rodrigo Opazo
© Rodrigo Opazo

© Rodrigo Opazo © Rodrigo Opazo © Rodrigo Opazo © Rodrigo Opazo +23

Winery Longen Schlöder / Matteo Thun & Partners

01:00 - 18 September, 2013
Winery Longen Schlöder / Matteo Thun & Partners, Courtesy of Matteo Thun & Partners
Courtesy of Matteo Thun & Partners

Courtesy of Matteo Thun & Partners Courtesy of Matteo Thun & Partners Courtesy of Matteo Thun & Partners Courtesy of Matteo Thun & Partners +11

Residence And Day Center For People With Intellectual Dishabilities And Troubles Of Behavior / Onze04 Architecture

00:00 - 18 September, 2013
Residence And Day Center For People With Intellectual Dishabilities And Troubles Of Behavior / Onze04 Architecture, © José Hevia
© José Hevia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer Dr. Font Quer, 9, 08038 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Gustavo Silva-Nicoletti, Joan Sagué, Joan Travé, Marina Tapia, Irene Graziano
  • Structural Engineering

    Upuntsis S.L.
  • Installations Engineering

    Ecoenginy S.L.L.
  • Budget

    JCM i Associats S.L.
  • General Contractor

    PAI S.L
  • Area

    2307.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +17

Kiruna City Hall / Henning Larsen Architects

01:00 - 18 September, 2013
Kiruna City Hall / Henning Larsen Architects, View from Station. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects
View from Station. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects

Henning Larsen Architects has won a competition to design a new city hall for Kiruna in northern Sweden. The design, which has already been named Krystallen (The Crystal), is intended to "become the city's natural gathering point, where the traditions of democracy will be united with a vision about a dynamic meeting place for politics as well as social and cultural events". Comprising of two buildings, the outermost circular in form and the innermost "shaped like a crystal", the design has been "inspired by the enormous concentration of iron ore" that can be found beneath the site, the discovery of which led to the founding of Sweden's northernmost city.

Tianzhoushan Tea House / Archiplein

00:00 - 18 September, 2013
© Frédéric Henriques
© Frédéric Henriques

© Frédéric Henriques © Frédéric Henriques © Frédéric Henriques © Frédéric Henriques +24

Harbin Cultural Center / MAD Architects

01:00 - 18 September, 2013
Harbin Cultural Center / MAD Architects, © MAD Architects
© MAD Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Harbin Xiangfang Cultural Center, Zhujiang Road, Xiangfang, Haerbin, Heilongjiang, China, 150090
  • Directors

    Ma Yansong, Dang Qun, Yosuke Hayano
  • Area

    1800000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Render. Image © MAD Architects © MAD Architects Render. Image © MAD Architects © MAD Architects +34

2014 SEED Award Call for Entries

00:00 - 18 September, 2013
2014 SEED Award Call for Entries

Design Corps and the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Network announce the Call for Entries in the fourth annual SEED Awards for Excellence in Public Interest Design competition. Recognizing excellence in social, economic and environmental design, the SEED Awards represent the confluence of forces needed to create truly sustainable projects and change in the world.

Joseph Rykwert Awarded 2014 Royal Gold Medal

00:00 - 18 September, 2013
Joseph Rykwert Awarded 2014 Royal Gold Medal, Joseph Rykwert recipient of the RIBA Royal Gold Medal 2014 . Image © Pawel MazurI CC Krakow
Joseph Rykwert recipient of the RIBA Royal Gold Medal 2014 . Image © Pawel MazurI CC Krakow

Architectural critic, historian and writer Joseph Rykwert, 86, has been named as the recipient of the 2014 RIBA Royal Gold Medal, one of the world’s most prestigious architecture awards. Given in recognition of a lifetime’s work, the Royal Gold Medal is approved personally by the Queen and is presented to a person or group of people who have had a significant influence on the advancement of architecture. 

Describing Rykwert’s recognition as “long overdue,” RIBA President Stephen Hodder stated: “Joseph's writing and teaching are rare in that he can deliver the most profound thinking on architecture in an accessible way. All our lives are the richer for it.”

In response to selection, Joseph Rykwert stated:  

M House / Juan Pablo Merino

01:00 - 18 September, 2013
M House / Juan Pablo Merino, © Marcelo Cáceres
© Marcelo Cáceres
  • Architects

  • Location

    Algarrobo Norte, Algarrobo, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Builder

    Sebastián Gandarillas
  • Ingeniero Estructural

    José Gajardo
  • Area

    675.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres +21

Southbank Centre To Honor Skateboarders' Fundraising Campaign

00:00 - 18 September, 2013
Southbank Centre To Honor Skateboarders' Fundraising Campaign, Image via Flickr . Image © Joanna Poe
Image via Flickr . Image © Joanna Poe

In yet another twist to the ongoing story of the Southbank Centre redevelopment, the Architects' Journal reports that the Southbank Centre has agreed to back a fundraising campaign to keep the famous skate park (if you missed the potential re-designs, click here), with the stipulation that a plan B be put in place in case the fundraising fails. And with at least £17 million needed to replace the revenue that the Centre would have gained by filling the undercroft with retail units, it could be time for the thousands who objected to the proposals to put their money where their mouth is. Find the full article here.

DC2 Residence / Vincent Van Duysen Architects

01:00 - 18 September, 2013
DC2 Residence / Vincent Van Duysen Architects, © Koen Van Damme
© Koen Van Damme

© Koen Van Damme © Koen Van Damme © Koen Van Damme © Koen Van Damme +31

Villa El Sol School / Gubbins Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 September, 2013
 Villa El Sol School / Gubbins Arquitectos, © Cortesía de Gubbins Arquitectos
© Cortesía de Gubbins Arquitectos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Alejandro Guzmán 361-379, El Bosque, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Project Architects

    Pedro Gubbins Foxley, Victor Gubbins Browne
  • Project Area

    3281.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photography

    Courtesy of Gubbins Arquitectos

© Cortesía de Gubbins Arquitectos © Cortesía de Gubbins Arquitectos © Cortesía de Gubbins Arquitectos © Cortesía de Gubbins Arquitectos +28

New Town Hall in Pizarra / Colmenares Vilata Aquitectos

01:00 - 18 September, 2013
New Town Hall in Pizarra / Colmenares Vilata Aquitectos, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ayuntamiento de Pizarra, Plaza de la Cultura, 1, 29560 Pizarra, Málaga, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Silvia Colmenares Vilata, Laura Colmenares Vilata, Julián Colmenares Juderías, M° Dolores Vilata Arellano
  • Client

    Ayuntamiento de Pizarra
  • Project Area

    2123.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photography

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +30