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A Radical New Approach to Prison Design

00:00 - 8 January, 2014
A Radical New Approach to Prison Design, © Glen Santayana
© Glen Santayana

A recent topic that has been receiving attention among architects is the issue of designing prisons. The increased awareness of the problem has been spearheaded by Raphael Sperry, founder of Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility, who has been campaigning to have the AIA forbid members from designing execution chambers or solitary confinement units. At the other end of the scale, Deanna VanBuren, a principle of FOURM Design Studio and a member of ADPSR herself, has championed 'restorative justice', an approach to the justice system which emphasizes rehabilitation and reconciliation in order to prevent people from re-offending.

Now Glen Santayana, a student at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, has used his thesis project to add to this debate, designing PriSchool - a prison which both integrates with a school of criminology and is embedded within the community. Could this radical approach to prison design really be an answer to the stretched prison system in the US (and elsewhere)? Read on after the break to find out more.

© Glen Santayana Model. Image © Glen Santayana Model. Image © Glen Santayana Cross Section. Image © Glen Santayana +16

House in Ashdod / Israel Zahavi Architects

00:00 - 8 January, 2014
© Shai Epstein
© Shai Epstein
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ashdod, Israel
  • Design Team

    Yehuda Zahavi, Eliaou Zahavi, Daniel Ohana,Moshe Guez
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein +37

International Accommodation Center For The Oceanological Observatory / Atelier Fernandez & Serres

01:00 - 8 January, 2014
International Accommodation Center For The Oceanological Observatory / Atelier Fernandez & Serres, © FG+SG - architectural photography
© FG+SG - architectural photography

© FG+SG - architectural photography © FG+SG - architectural photography © FG+SG - architectural photography © FG+SG - architectural photography +33

OPEN Prototype for Temporary Sales Pavilion / OPEN Architecture

01:00 - 8 January, 2014
© Su Shengliang
© Su Shengliang
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Li Hu, Huang Wenjing
  • Area

    1115.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang +28

UConn Selects Shortlist to Design New Campus Masterplan

00:00 - 8 January, 2014
Aerial of UConn Campus. Image © Mark Mirko | Hartford Courant
Aerial of UConn Campus. Image © Mark Mirko | Hartford Courant

The State of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut (UConn) have invested $2 million to create a masterplan for the UConn campus that will include a new science building and residence hall. The masterplan will be chosen from among three finalists - Michael Dennis & Associates, NBBJ and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill - and then subject to numerous public meetings in which professors, staff, students and community members will be encouraged to provide their input.

Learn more after the break...

1/2 Stadium / Interval Architects

01:00 - 8 January, 2014
1/2 Stadium / Interval Architects, © GU Yunduan
© GU Yunduan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing Huangzhuang Vocational Senior High School Branch School, Shijingshan, Beijing, China, 100040
  • Project Architect

    Oscar KO, GU Yunduan
  • Area

    17000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© GU Yunduan © GU Yunduan © GU Yunduan © GU Yunduan +33

GASP! Stage 1 / Room11

01:00 - 8 January, 2014
GASP! Stage 1 / Room11, © Ben Hosking
© Ben Hosking
  • Architects

  • Location

    Derwent Haven, Rosetta TAS 7010, Australia
  • Client

    Glenorchy City Council
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Ben Hosking © Ben Hosking © Ben Hosking © Ben Hosking +24

10 Hanover Street / Squire and Partners

01:00 - 8 January, 2014
10 Hanover Street / Squire and Partners, © Gareth Gardner
© Gareth Gardner

© Gareth Gardner © James Balston © James Balston © Gareth Gardner +34

Waterloo Youth Center / Collins and Turner

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
Waterloo Youth Center / Collins and Turner, © Richard Glover
© Richard Glover

© Richard Glover © Paul Bradshaw © Paul Bradshaw © Paul Bradshaw +27

Hanjie Wanda Square / UNStudio

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
Hanjie Wanda Square / UNStudio, © Edmon Leong
© Edmon Leong
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shahu Avenue, Wuchang, Wuhan, Hubei, China, 430073
  • Design Team

    Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos, Astrid Piber with Ger Gijzen and Mo Lai, Konstantinos Chrysos, Ariane Stracke, Veronica Baraldi and Thomas van Bekhoven, Elisabeth Brauner, Rodrigo Cañizares, Luis Etchegorry, Albert Gnodde, Ka Shin Liu, Chiara Marchionni, Cynthia Markhoff, Tomas Mokry, Iris Pastor, Machiel Wafelbakker, Shuang Zhang, Jinming Feng, Xinyue Guo, Cheng Gong
  • Model Makers

    Patrick Noome, Todd Ebeltoft, Ali Ashgar
  • Area

    22630.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Edmon Leong © Edmon Leong © Edmon Leong © Edmon Leong +20

House With a Yard / Smart Architecture

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
House With a Yard / Smart Architecture , © Jung-shik Moon
© Jung-shik Moon

© Jung-shik Moon © Jung-shik Moon © Jung-shik Moon © Jung-shik Moon +20

Seeleben Condominium / Spado Architects

00:00 - 7 January, 2014
Seeleben Condominium / Spado Architects, © Kurt Kuball
© Kurt Kuball

© Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball +25

Car Park House / Anonymous Architects

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
Car Park House / Anonymous Architects, © Steve King
© Steve King

© Steve King © Steve King © Steve King © Steve King +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Simon Storey
  • Area

    1405.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Hamburg's Plan to Eliminate Cars in 20 Years

00:00 - 7 January, 2014
Hamburg's Plan to Eliminate Cars in 20 Years

About 40% of the area of Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany, is made up of green areas, cemeteries, sports facilities, gardens, parks and squares. For the first time ever, the city has decided to unite them together via pedestrian and cycle routes. It's all part of the "Green Network Plan," which aims to eliminate the need for vehicles in Hamburg over the next 20 years.

According to city spokeswoman Angelika Fritsch, the project will help to turn the city into a one-of-a-kind, integrated system: "Other cities, including London, have green rings, but the green network will be unique in covering an area from the outskirts to the city centre. In 15 to 20 years you'll be able to explore the city exclusively on bike and foot."

More details, after the break.

Should NYC Be Curbing Its Tall Buildings?

00:00 - 7 January, 2014
Should NYC Be Curbing Its Tall Buildings?, 111 West 57th Street by SHoP Architects. Image © SHoP Architects
111 West 57th Street by SHoP Architects. Image © SHoP Architects

New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman puts forward his opinion on what should be done about the new breed of supertall residential buildings threatening to place Central Park "inside the world’s biggest chessboard". While he accepts that they may be an important factor in bringing wealth (and tax revenue) to New York, he offers some simple changes in legislation that could protect the city's famous skyline from abuse by high-power development firms. Read the full article here.

Guangzhou Circle / Joseph di Pasquale architect

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
Guangzhou Circle / Joseph di Pasquale architect, Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect
Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect
  • Architects

  • Location

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Design Team

    Alessandro Tonassi, Nazareno Cerquaglia, Ma Jun, Zhang Hong Ge, Ma Chong, Wang Ying, Yi Ji Xuan, Peng Hui Fang, Cui Hong
  • Structural

    SIGGMA engineering, Politecnico di Milano
  • Enginering

    SCUT, South China University of Technology
  • Building site Engineer

    Wang Zhan Shan, Chen Jing Qian
  • Area

    85000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect

Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect +22

AD Classics: Mill Owners' Association Building / Le Corbusier

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
AD Classics: Mill Owners' Association Building / Le Corbusier, © motaleb architekten
© motaleb architekten

Le Corbusier was commissioned by the president of the Mill Owners’ Association to design the organization’s headquarters in Ahmedabad, a city historically active in India’s textile trade. The building is a physical manifesto representing Le Corbusier’s proposal for a modern Indian architecture. Constructed in 1954, the Mill Owners’ Association Building is considered the first of four completed commissions in Ahmedabad. 

Pablo & Rusty’s / Giant Design

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
Pablo & Rusty’s  / Giant Design  , © Andrew Worssam
© Andrew Worssam
  • Architects

  • Location

    Castlereagh Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Associate

    Chris Wilks
  • Director

    Ed Kenny
  • Photographs

© Andrew Worssam © Andrew Worssam © Andrew Worssam © Andrew Worssam +13