Roji House / airscape architects studio

01:00 - 25 June, 2013
© Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +20

SF Jazz / Mark Cavagnero Associates

01:00 - 25 June, 2013
© Tim Griffith
© Tim Griffith

© Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith +21

Happy 161st Birthday Antoni Gaudí!

00:00 - 25 June, 2013
© alexsalcedo / Shutterstock.com
© alexsalcedo / Shutterstock.com

Antoni Gaudí (1852 -1926), the Catalán architect best known for his imaginative style, inspired by the curves and shapes found in nature, and - of course - for his inimitable masterpiece, the unfinished Sagrada Familia, would have turned 161 today.

Happy 88th Birthday Robert Venturi

00:00 - 25 June, 2013
© Frank Hanswijk
© Frank Hanswijk

Robert Venturi, the architectural figurehead who fought the cause for postmodernism, turns 88 today. Venturi, whose 1966 book 'Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture' coined the term "less is a bore" - to contradict Mies van der Rohe's famous "less is more" - is possibly the most influential of the theorists who worked to steer architecture away from the modernist ethos in which it had become so entrenched.

LEGO® Unveils 3,000 Brick Sydney Opera House

00:00 - 25 June, 2013
© The LEGO® Group
© The LEGO® Group

The LEGO® Group has unveiled a new rendition of Jørn Utzon’s beloved Sydney Opera House. Following last year’s unveiling of a slightly smaller edition, LEGO® will challenge the skills of its faithful builders with a new, highly detailed, 3,000 brick model of Australia's most famous landmark. 

Taichung City Cultural Center Competition Entry / SZA

01:00 - 25 June, 2013
Courtesy of SZA
Courtesy of SZA

Designed by SZA (Studio za arhitekturu), their Taichung City Cultural Center proposal is a complex space structure. With its ground plan being 50 x 50 m, their concept creates an energetic, self-sufficiency throughout the project through a system of a vertical accordion and through an exchange of functional storeys and sustainable construction storeys. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Frame / UID Architects

01:00 - 25 June, 2013
© Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

© Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda +14

GMG House / Pedro Gadanho

01:00 - 25 June, 2013
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +40

2013 Foster + Partners Prize Awarded to John Naylor

00:00 - 25 June, 2013
‘Bamboo Lakou’ / John Naylor
‘Bamboo Lakou’ / John Naylor

The Architectural Association and Foster + Partners have announced John Naylor of Diploma Unit 16 as the 2013 Foster + Partners Prize recipient for his project ‘Bamboo Lakou’. Presented annually, the award is presented to an AA Diploma student whose portfolio best addresses the themes of sustainability and infrastructure. 

Brett Steele, Director of the Architectural Association School of Architecture, said: “John Naylor’s project demonstrates the ways in which infrastructural ideas – and architectural imagination – might today expand beyond the clichés of Modernism to become life itself, literally breathing life into communities, cities and entire countries – today and long into the future.”

Collage Building / Rahola Vidal

01:00 - 25 June, 2013
© José Hevia
© José Hevia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer del Comte d'Urgell, 139, 08036 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect In Charge

    Víctor Rahola Aguadé, Jorge Vidal Tomás
  • Area

    6980.0 m2
  • Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +22

55 Social Dwellings in Can Jordana / Conxita Balcells

01:00 - 25 June, 2013
© Marcela Grassi
© Marcela Grassi
  • Architects

    Conxita Balcells Blesa
  • Location

    Carrer Riera d'en Font, 60, 08391 Tiana, Barcelona, Spain
  • Area

    8149.0 m2
  • Year

    2009
  • Photography

    Marcela Grassi

© Marcela Grassi © Marcela Grassi © Marcela Grassi © Marcela Grassi +23

Sports Center and Indoor Pool / Alday Jover Arquitectura y Paisaje

01:00 - 25 June, 2013
© José Hevia
© José Hevia
  • Architects

    Alday Jover Arquitectura y Paisaje / Iñaki Alday, Margarita Jover
  • Location

    Zaragoza, Spain
  • Collaborators

     Aroa Álvarez, Rubén Páez, Joana M.Verd, Lorena Bello
  • Technical Architect

    Fernando Benedicto
  • Area

    7365.0 m2
  • Year

    2008
  • Photography

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +27

Kulturbau / Benthem Crouwel Architects

01:00 - 25 June, 2013
© Thomas Eicken
© Thomas Eicken
  • Architects

  • Location

    Casinostraße 21, 56068 Koblenz, Germany
  • Project Team

    Markus Sporer, Marcel Blom, Anna Gerlach, Noortje ter Heege, Tina Kortmann, Sascha Rullkötter, Cornelius Wens, Sander Vijgen, Benedikt Krienen, Anna Böll, Frank Deltrap
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Thomas Eicken

© Thomas Eicken © Thomas Eicken © Thomas Eicken © Thomas Eicken +23

Water Patio House / Drozdov & Partners

01:00 - 25 June, 2013
© Andrey Avdeenko
© Andrey Avdeenko

© Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko +31

'Protective Ecologies: Building Resilience in Jamaica Bay': MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Gena Wirth with Alex Chohlas-Wood and Ben Mendelsohn

01:00 - 25 June, 2013
sand map detail / Courtesy of Gena Wirth + Alex Chohlas-Wood and Ben Mendelsohn
sand map detail / Courtesy of Gena Wirth + Alex Chohlas-Wood and Ben Mendelsohn

Designed by Gena Wirth, with Alex Chohlas-Wood and Ben Mendelsohn, their 'Protective Ecologies: Building Resilience in Jamaica Bay' proposal for the MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas was recently announced as one of the selected entries. Their concept explores how constructed ecosystems could function as coastal infrastructure in the severely damaged neighborhoods of Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways. More images and architects' description after the break.

Forgetting Women Architects / KCRW Design & Architecture

00:00 - 25 June, 2013
Image by Tom Morris, March 2012, based on the "We Can Do It!" poster created by J. Howard Miller in 1942 for the U.S. War Production Coordinating Committee, as part of the homefront mobilization campaign during World War II. [Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, via Design Observer
Image by Tom Morris, March 2012, based on the "We Can Do It!" poster created by J. Howard Miller in 1942 for the U.S. War Production Coordinating Committee, as part of the homefront mobilization campaign during World War II. [Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, via Design Observer

Today, KCRW's Design & Architecture will air a podcast on the topic of "Forgetting Women Architects." The show will feature ArchDaily columnist Guy Horton's interview with Denise Scott Brown as well as a conversation based on Despina Stratigakos' fantastic article for Design Observer, "Unforgetting Women Architects: From the Pritzker to Wikipedia." In the article, Stratigakos describes how women continue to be edited out of architecture history and calls for us to "unforget" them by including their stories in online resources such as wikipedia. You can listen to the podcast here. 

'Composite Landscapes: Photomontage and Landscape Architecture' Exhibition

00:00 - 25 June, 2013
© Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
© Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Curated by Charles Waldheim, Ruettgers Consulting Curator of Landscape, the 'Composite Landscapes: Photomontage and Landscape Architecture' exhibition opens this Thursday, June 27th, at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Examining the montage view, one of landscape architecture's most recognizable representational forms, the exhibit gathers work from a select group of influential contemporary artists and a dozen of the world's leading landscape architects. These composite views reveal practices of photomontage depicting the conceptual, experiential, and temporal dimensions of landscape. The exhibit runs until September 2nd. For more information, please visit here.

Sa Vinyeta Hostel / Ripolltizon

01:00 - 24 June, 2013
© Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ronda Nord, Ciutadella de Menorca, Illes Balears, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Pep Ripoll, Juan Miguel Tizón
  • Collaborators

    Fabio Ferone, Katja Brand Lassen
  • Area

    1125.0 m2
  • Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Jaime Sicilia © Jaime Sicilia © Jaime Sicilia © Jaime Sicilia +12