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House in Águeda / nu.ma | unipessoal, lda

01:00 - 19 October, 2014
© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio
© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio

© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio +31

OSPA Wins Competition to Design Brazilian Sports Campus in Canoas

01:00 - 19 October, 2014
OSPA Wins Competition to Design Brazilian Sports Campus in Canoas , © OSPA Architecture and Urbanism
© OSPA Architecture and Urbanism

OSPA Architecture and Urbanism has won a national competition for the new UFCSPA (Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre) Campus Igara in Canoas, Brazil. The goal of the sports campus is to integrate itself within the community so it may serve as both a public institution and a public space. You can learn more about the winning scheme, after the break.

© OSPA Architecture and Urbanism © OSPA Architecture and Urbanism © OSPA Architecture and Urbanism © OSPA Architecture and Urbanism +16

St John Bosco Art College / BDP

01:00 - 18 October, 2014
St John Bosco Art College  / BDP, © David Barbour
© David Barbour

© David Barbour © David Barbour © David Barbour © David Barbour +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Croxteth, Liverpool, Liverpool, Merseyside L11, United Kingdom
  • Architect and Landscape Architect

    BDP
  • Area

    11000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

N – House / Tsushima Design Studio

01:00 - 18 October, 2014
N – House / Tsushima Design Studio, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +8

A House Named Fred / in situ studio

01:00 - 18 October, 2014
A House Named Fred / in situ studio, © Richard Leo Johnson
© Richard Leo Johnson

© Richard Leo Johnson © Richard Leo Johnson © Richard Leo Johnson © Richard Leo Johnson +18

Filiput Sporthall / Waltritsch a+u

01:00 - 18 October, 2014
Filiput Sporthall / Waltritsch a+u, © Marco Covi
© Marco Covi

© Marco Covi © Marco Covi © Marco Covi © Marco Covi +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ronchi dei Legionari Gorizia, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Dimitri Waltritsch Trieste
  • Area

    1600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

The Windows of New York and São Paulo

00:00 - 18 October, 2014
New York City-based graphic designer José Guizar’s captures the city’s eclectic array of windows through his weekly illustrations. Image Courtesy of José Guizar
New York City-based graphic designer José Guizar’s captures the city’s eclectic array of windows through his weekly illustrations. Image Courtesy of José Guizar

A little over a year ago, New York City-based graphic designer José Guizar started illustrating an obsession of his that had quickly grown since moving into the city: New York’s varied and eclectic windows. “A product of countless steps of journey through the city streets, this is a collection of windows that somehow have caught my restless eye out from the never-ending buzz of the city,” Guizar writes on his website. “This project is part an ode to architecture and part a self-challenge to never stop looking up.”

Others have since been inspired by Guizar’s colorful and captivating homage to the windows of NYC, and earlier this year São Paulo-based Nara Rosetto began her own weekly illustrations of windows in South America’s largest city.

Ranging from Victorian and porthole windows to windows with security bars, planting boxes and the occasional cat, the windows are as varied as the cities and buildings they occupy. 

Read on after the break for a journey through the windows of New York and São Paulo.

Competition Entry: Fundamental Envisions “House of Hungarian Music” for Budapest

00:00 - 18 October, 2014
Competition Entry: Fundamental Envisions “House of Hungarian Music” for Budapest, © Fundamental
© Fundamental

Fundamental has shared with us their vision for the House of Hungarian Music, as part of the Liget Budapest Competition. Inspired by the Neo-Baroque and Neo-Gothic spires of the park’s monuments which surrounding it, the modest house features a folded, white canopy rooftop which illuminates its surroundings and provides natural light deep into its interiors. 

More on Fundamental's proposal, after the break.

Temporary Exhibition . Image © Fundamental Concept. Image © Fundamental Site Plan. Image © Fundamental Section. Image © Fundamental +11

US Department of Agriculture Launches $2 Million Tall Wood Building Prize Competition

01:00 - 18 October, 2014
US Department of Agriculture Launches $2 Million Tall Wood Building Prize Competition, Limnologen in Växjö, Sweden. Image Courtesy of Midroc Property Development
Limnologen in Växjö, Sweden. Image Courtesy of Midroc Property Development

Among the changes in material technology that are constantly altering the architectural landscape, one of the most popular - and most dramatic - is the idea of the timber skyscraper. And with vocal advocates like Benton Johnson of SOM and Michael Green leading the discussion with projects like the Timber Tower Research Project, the wooden highrise is on the verge of becoming a mainstream approach.

To further the conversation in the USA, the US Department of Agriculture, working in partnership with Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) and Binational Softwood Lumber Council (BSLC), has recently launched the Tall Wood Building Prize Competition, an ideas competition with a $2 million prize. To find out more about tall wood buildings, we caught up with Oscar Faoro, Project Manager of the competition. Read on after the Break for our interview and more details on how to enter.

Scandinavian Design Group and Ctrl+N Create an Undulating Interactive Installation for Lundin Norway

00:00 - 18 October, 2014

Waves of golden light appear to shimmer and float from the ceiling in “Breaking the Surface” a new interactive installation from Scandinavian Design Groupctrl+n, Abida, Pivot Product Design and Intek. The kinetic sculpture is composed of an array of acrylic plastic tubes extending through the floor of a two-story mechanized matrix, gracefully moving above and below the surface to evoke abstract images of the undersea geography. Read more about the interactive installation after the break.

Tulane Students Upcycle Traffic Signs into Shade Canopy

01:00 - 18 October, 2014
© David Armentor
© David Armentor

Tulane City Center and a team of Tulane architecture students worked together with the Lousiana Outdoor Outreach Program to design a shade structure made from traffic yield signs for a challenge course in City Park. Drawing inspiration from the surrounding tree canopy and the structure of the ropes course, the design team crafted a faceted, curving aluminum canopy suspended by steel cables with an earthen berm for seating below. More about the pavilion, after the break.

Old House in Douvaine / Frei Rezakhanlou Architects

01:00 - 18 October, 2014
Old House in Douvaine / Frei Rezakhanlou Architects, © Romain Blanchi
© Romain Blanchi

© Romain Blanchi © Romain Blanchi © Romain Blanchi © Romain Blanchi +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    74140 Douvaine, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Eric Frei, Kaveh Rezakhanlou
  • Project management

    Michel Desvallées
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

OISTAT Theatre Architecture Competition 2015

01:00 - 18 October, 2014
OISTAT Theatre Architecture Competition 2015, River Spree in Berlin. Image © Flickr CC User caribb
River Spree in Berlin. Image © Flickr CC User caribb

The OISTAT Theatre Architecture Competition is an international ideas competition, aimed at students and emerging practitioners, which is organized every four years by the Architecture Commission of OISTAT (International Organization of Scenographers, Technicians and Theatre Architects). The theme of the 2015 competition will be the design of a floating theatre to be moored at a particular location on the river Spree in Berlin, Germany, but capable of being moved to other sites on the river. 

Emerging Voices: Joyce Hwang of Ants of the Prairie

00:00 - 18 October, 2014

Joyce Hwang founded Buffalo-based firm Ants of the Prairie in 2004 as an architecture and research practice “dedicated to developing creative approaches in confronting the pleasures and horrors of our contemporary ecologies,” according to the Architectural League. In her lecture as one of winners of the Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices awards, Hwang explains her fascination with the conflicted perceptions of urban wildlife, and discusses a series of projects that aim to incorporate diverse animal habitats into the built environment.  

Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial Clears Final Design Hurdle

00:00 - 17 October, 2014
Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial Clears Final Design Hurdle, Courtesy of Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission
Courtesy of Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission

The US Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) has approved Frank Gehry's revised design for the Eisenhower Memorial in Washington DC, meaning that after a fifteen-year process, all the involved parties have finally agreed on a design. Gehry's most recent design - a slightly scaled-down version of the one he produced in 2011, with the two smaller woven steel tapestries removed to open up the view to the Capitol - was approved by the National Capitol Planning Commission (NCPC) earlier this month, allowing the CFA to give their final verdict on the new design.

House at Chicureo / Cristian Izquierdo Lehmann

01:00 - 17 October, 2014
House at Chicureo / Cristian Izquierdo Lehmann, © Alberto Browne
© Alberto Browne

© Alberto Browne © Alberto Browne © Alberto Browne © Alberto Browne +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chicureo, Colina, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Project Area

    215 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

No. 18 Guan Shu Yuan Hutong / Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects

01:00 - 17 October, 2014
No. 18 Guan Shu Yuan Hutong / Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects, © Jeremy San
© Jeremy San

© Jeremy San © Jeremy San © Jeremy San © Jeremy San +19

Haworth Tompkins' Everyman Theatre Wins the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize

00:00 - 17 October, 2014
Haworth Tompkins' Everyman Theatre Wins the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize, 2014 Stirling Prize winner: The Everyman Theatre / Haworth Tompkins. Image © Philip Vile
2014 Stirling Prize winner: The Everyman Theatre / Haworth Tompkins. Image © Philip Vile

Haworth Tompkins' Everyman Theatre has won the RIBA Stirling Prize for 2014, beating competition from Zaha Hadid, Renzo Piano, Mecanoo, O'Donnell + Tuomey and Feilden Clegg Bradley. The result was announced last night by RIBA President Stephen Hodder at an event held at the RIBA's Headquarter's in London, with Hodder saying that "Haworth Tompkins have struck the perfect balance between continuity and change" and calling the scheme "a ground-breaking example of how to build a daring, bold and highly sustainable large public building in a historic city centre."