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Long Dune Residence / Hammer Architects

01:00 - 4 February, 2015
Long Dune Residence / Hammer Architects, © Hammer Architects
© Hammer Architects

© Hammer Architects © Hammer Architects © Hammer Architects © Hammer Architects + 20

Ribbon Chapel / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Architects

00:00 - 4 February, 2015
Ribbon Chapel / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Architects, © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc

© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc + 25

Professional & Technical High School - CFA / Hessamfar & Vérons

01:00 - 4 February, 2015
Professional & Technical High School - CFA / Hessamfar & Vérons, Courtesy of Hessamfar & Vérons
Courtesy of Hessamfar & Vérons

Courtesy of Hessamfar & Vérons Courtesy of Hessamfar & Vérons Courtesy of Hessamfar & Vérons Courtesy of Hessamfar & Vérons + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mont-de-Marsan, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Marjan Hessamfar, Joe Vérons Associates
  • Area

    6404.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

MMMMMS House / Anna & Eugeni Bach

01:00 - 4 February, 2015
MMMMMS House / Anna & Eugeni Bach, Courtesy of Eugeni Bach
Courtesy of Eugeni Bach

Courtesy of Eugeni Bach Courtesy of Eugeni Bach Courtesy of Eugeni Bach Courtesy of Eugeni Bach + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Camallera, Spain
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

The Destruction of a Classic: Time-Lapse Captures Demolition of Chicago’s Prentice Women’s Hospital

00:00 - 4 February, 2015

Following the extensive preservation battle over Bertrand Goldberg's iconic Prentice Women's Hospital, the Chicago landmark was demolished a few months ago to pave the way for Perkins+Will's new Biomedical Research Building for the Feinberg School of Medicine. The four year preservation struggle was marked by repeated appeals to the Commission on Chicago Landmarks and Mayor Rahm Emanuel with attempts to place the building on historic registers, proposals to adapt it for modern use, and design competitions to gain public opinion on the future of the building. Ultimately, the outpouring of global support by architects and preservationists to save Prentice fell short of the political agenda of progress, prioritizing future development over preserving the city's past. 

Architecture as Instrument: The Role of Spielraum in the Work of Barkow Leibinger

00:00 - 4 February, 2015
Architecture as Instrument: The Role of Spielraum in the Work of Barkow Leibinger, © Barkow Leibinger
© Barkow Leibinger

Founded in 1993, Berlin-based practice Barkow Leibinger has become known for a research-based approach to design that fully explores the possibilities offered by tools, fabrication techniques and materials. In the following essay, adapted from his contribution to Barkow Leibinger's monograph Barkow Leibinger: Spielraum, art critic Hal Foster examines the historic context of the practice's work and the influences that have shaped their production.

One origin myth of modern architecture involves the voyaging of German designers like Walter Gropius to North American cities such as Buffalo, where they first saw in situ the industrial structures, such as grain elevators, that they had already proposed as models for functionalist buildings in Europe. The partnership of Frank Barkow and Regine Leibinger is a new variation on this old theme of international encounter: in the late 1980s the American Barkow and the German Leibinger met at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD, where Gropius had once presided as chair). In the literature on the office, this encounter is taken as a primal scene: Frank Barkow, the rangy man from Montana, impressed by the huge infrastructural projects and the great land art of the American West (e.g., hydroelectric dams, in the first instance, Spiral Jetty by Robert Smithson, in the second), meets Regine Leibinger, the sophisticated daughter of the innovative director of TRUMPF, the designer-manufacturer of laser-cut tools based near Stuttgart (which is also where a classic of European modernism, the Weissenhof Siedlung, is located). After training at the GSD, under the chairmanship of Rafael Moneo, the two young architects set up a practice in Berlin, in 1993, at a time when the new Europe came to represent what the old America once did: an expanded horizon for ambitious building.

© Barkow Leibinger © Barkow Leibinger © Barkow Leibinger © Barkow Leibinger + 11

INNOCAD Founder Martin Lesjak Named Contract's Designer of the Year 2015

00:00 - 4 February, 2015
INNOCAD Founder Martin Lesjak Named Contract's Designer of the Year 2015, New York Apartment Remodelation / INNOCAD Architektur ZT GmbH. Image © Thomas Schauer
New York Apartment Remodelation / INNOCAD Architektur ZT GmbH. Image © Thomas Schauer

Martin Lesjak, co-founder of Austrian firm INNOCAD and 13&9 Design, has been named Contract magazine’s Designer of the Year 2015 - the magazine’s 36th annual awards’ most prestigious honor. 

“Martin Lesjak elicits power, grace, and emotion from his engaging and sensuous interior spaces. Through both his visionary architecture and interior design, as well as beautiful product design, Lesjak is clearly a design star that others in the profession look up to,” says Contract Editor in Chief John Czarnecki, who selected Lesjak as Designer of the Year. “Martin has won a total of three Interiors Awards from Contract in the previous two years, those projects turned heads in the U.S., and his body of work continues to grow and gain international attention.”

SIXPAX HQ / RDMA

01:00 - 4 February, 2015
SIXPAX HQ / RDMA, © Paskalis Khrisno Ayodyantoro
© Paskalis Khrisno Ayodyantoro

© Paskalis Khrisno Ayodyantoro © Paskalis Khrisno Ayodyantoro © Paskalis Khrisno Ayodyantoro © Paskalis Khrisno Ayodyantoro + 34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jalan Trunojoyo, Bandung Wetan, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40115, Indonesia
  • Design Team

    Michael Marino, Adikritz
  • Contractor

    Kristian Budhianto, Jeffry Budiman
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Zupagrafika Honors London’s Brutalist Architecture with Paper Models

01:00 - 4 February, 2015
Zupagrafika Honors London’s Brutalist Architecture with Paper Models , © Zupagrafika
© Zupagrafika

Polish studio Zupagrafika has released a collection of five paper cut-out models representing London’s brutalist architecture from 1960s and 70s. Scattered around the districts of Camden, Southwark and Tower Hamlet, the “raw concrete (paper) tour begins with iconic tower blocks (Balfron Tower and Space House), leads through council estates doomed to premature demolition (Robin Hood Gardens and Aylesbury Estate) and concludes with a classic prefab panel block (Ledbury Estate).”

The series, "Brutal London" is Zupagrafika’s unique way of cataloging London’s modernist architecture at risk of demolition. 

© Zupagrafika © Zupagrafika © Zupagrafika © Zupagrafika + 25

Circus Arts Conservatory / ADH Architects

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
Circus Arts Conservatory / ADH Architects, © Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie

© Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie + 22

  • Architects

    ADH
  • Location

    Auch, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Benoîte Doazan, Nicolas Novello, Stéphane Hirschberger
  • Area

    4100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

The Architectural League Announces Emerging Voices of 2015

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
MANUEL CERVANTES CESPEDES / CC ARQUITECTOS, Equestrian Project | photo by Rafael Gamo
MANUEL CERVANTES CESPEDES / CC ARQUITECTOS, Equestrian Project | photo by Rafael Gamo

Eight practitioners from the US, Canada and Mexico have been selected to receive The Architectural League of New York’s 33rd annual Emerging Voices award - one of the most coveted awards in North American architecture. Each recipient was selected for being a “distinct design voice” with the “potential to influence" disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism.

“This year’s Voices critically re-envision solutions for contemporary design concerns—programmatic, typological, and tectonic—that have the potential to inspire new approaches to building and form,” says program director Anne Rieselbach.

This year’s emerging voices are…

Welfare Centre for Children and Teenagers / Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
Welfare Centre for Children and Teenagers / Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons, © Vincent Fillon
© Vincent Fillon

© Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon + 28

Villa / Petar Miskovic + Vanja Rister

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
Villa / Petar Miskovic + Vanja Rister , © Robert Les
© Robert Les

© Robert Les © Robert Les © Robert Les © Robert Les + 27

  • Architects

    Petar Miskovic, Vanja Rister
  • Location

    Rijeka, Croatia
  • Area

    270.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Scale of PLY / NOJI Architects

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
Scale of PLY / NOJI Architects, © Alice Clancy
© Alice Clancy

© Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland
  • Collaborators

    John Monahan and Claire Faulkner
  • Area

    155.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

An Interview with Zhang Lei, AZL Architects

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
An Interview with Zhang Lei, AZL Architects, Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel / AZL Architects. Image © Yao Li
Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel / AZL Architects. Image © Yao Li

“We have to try to work with scale and memory. I think in the last twenty years the main problem is that we lost the 归宿感 [sense of belonging]. The people here have been moving from house to house for a long time, the result is that we don’t have a feeling of home… even if you are staying in a nice house or villa you don’t consider it as an ideal or permanent home where you could stay. This might be considered the problem. More than ten years ago we used to have that feeling, the sense to belong to a specific space. We used to live in neighbourhoods where we had a social background, a community, now you don’t have any community, you don’t see the neighbors any more. Now Chinese people are becoming lonely, they are losing that feeling and becoming 'homeless'.” - Zhang Lei, Nanjing, 2013

Model Animal Research Center of Nanjing University / AZL architects. Image Courtesy of AZL Architects Slit House / AZL architects. Image © Nacasa & Partners Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel / AZL Architects. Image © Yao Li CIPEA No.4 House / AZL architects. Image © Yao Li + 17

"Classic Japan" Episode 1: Yoyogi National Gymnasium / Kenzo Tange

00:00 - 3 February, 2015

From Tokyo-based French architect and film maker Vincent Hecht comes "Classic Japan," a series of short films focussed on Japanese architecture from between the 1950s and 80s. 

The first installment takes viewers into Kenzo Tange's 1964 Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Shibuya, built to house the swimming and diving events of the 1964 Summer Olympics. Completed in less than two years and seating upwards of 15,000 spectators, the Gymnasium is renowned for its suspension roof, and will host the handball competitions during Tokyo's 2020 Summer Olympics.

NoXX Apartment / CM Architecture

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
NoXX Apartment / CM Architecture, © Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kuloğlu Mh., 34250 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Architect in Charge

    Cem Sorguc, Sezin Ergene, Elvan Cakıt, Tolga Yaglı, Amina Rezoug, Deniz Gezgin
  • Area

    128.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Termitary House / Tropical Space

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki
  • Architects

  • Location

    Thanh Khê District, Vietnam
  • Architects in Charge

    Nguyen Hai Long, Phan Quang Vinh, Tran Thi Ngu Ngon, Trinh Thanh Tu
  • Area

    80.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki + 36