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Morphosis Architects to Design New U.S. Embassy in Beirut

01:00 - 1 November, 2013
Morphosis Architects to Design New U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon. Image © VOA/V. Undritz
Beirut, Lebanon. Image © VOA/V. Undritz

Morphosis Architects has been selected from a shortlist of three to design the new U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) chose Morphosis over Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Mack Scogin Merrill Elam with AECOM after conducting a series of presentations and interviews in the third round of the international competition. 

"Morphosis presented a strong, cohesive team with over 50 years of collaborative experience. Their presentation demonstrated the management and design approach required to successfully execute this project, as well as a thorough understanding of the importance and impact of an American Embassy in Beirut.

AS+GG Wins Competition for Astana World EXPO 2017

00:00 - 1 November, 2013
AS+GG Wins Competition for Astana World EXPO 2017, © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
© Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Chicago-based Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) has been announced as winner of a major design competition for World EXPO-2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Selected from 105 entrants, which included the likes of Coop Himmelb(l)au, Zaha Hadid Architects and UNStudio, AS+GG’s 173.4 hectare proposal plans to build on the Expo’s theme “Future Energy” by becoming the “first Third Industrial Revolution city.”

Transparent Fusion / derksen | windt architecten

01:00 - 1 November, 2013
Transparent Fusion / derksen | windt architecten, © René de Wit
© René de Wit

© René de Wit © René de Wit Courtesy of derksen | windt architecten Courtesy of derksen | windt architecten +11

Restoration and Extension Museum Nairac / Van Hoogevest Architecten

01:00 - 1 November, 2013
© Martin van Welzen
© Martin van Welzen

© Martin van Welzen © Martin van Welzen © Martin van Welzen © Martin van Welzen +13

Relojería Alemana / OHLAB

01:00 - 1 November, 2013
Relojería Alemana / OHLAB, © José Hevia
© José Hevia
  • Architect Office

  • Location

    Mallorca, Spain
  • Architects

    Paloma Hernaiz, Jaime Oliver
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +12

Spaulding Hospital / Perkins+Will

01:00 - 1 November, 2013
© Steinkamp Photography
© Steinkamp Photography

© Anton Grassl/Esto © Steinkamp Photography © Steinkamp Photography © Anton Grassl/Esto +28

Cities are for People: Turning Underused Spaces into Public Places

00:00 - 1 November, 2013
Cities are for People: Turning Underused Spaces into Public Places, Metrocable, architect Urban-Think Tank. Image © Omar Uran
Metrocable, architect Urban-Think Tank. Image © Omar Uran

It begins with a fundamental premise: Buildings occupy only a fraction of land in cities. Just as important as physical structures, are the public spaces in between.

In many cities these spaces have long been disregarded. Today, however, we are witnessing bold experimentation and innovation coming forth from cities across the globe: cities re-using and re-imagining previously underused spaces in order to uplift communities and transform lives. 

Innova. Local And Business Development Centre / Alcolea+Tárrago Arquitectos

01:00 - 1 November, 2013
Innova. Local And Business Development Centre / Alcolea+Tárrago Arquitectos, Courtesy of Alcolea+Tárrago Arquitectos
Courtesy of Alcolea+Tárrago Arquitectos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer Torres Quevedo, 08397 Pineda de Mar, Barcelona, Spain
  • Collaborators

    Rubén A. Alcolea, Jorge Tárrago, José Ángel Medina Murua, LIZHER Ingeniería, Isabelino Rio, chroma digital
  • Constructora

    Excover, S.A.
  • Area

    2080.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Alcolea+Tárrago Arquitectos

Courtesy of Alcolea+Tárrago Arquitectos Courtesy of Alcolea+Tárrago Arquitectos Courtesy of Alcolea+Tárrago Arquitectos Courtesy of Alcolea+Tárrago Arquitectos +16

Iponweb Company Office / Za Bor Architects

01:00 - 1 November, 2013
Iponweb Company Office / Za Bor Architects, © Peter Zaytsev
© Peter Zaytsev
  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Arseniy Borisenko, Peter Zaytsev
  • Furniture

    Steelcase, Ikea
  • Flooring

    Interface FLOR
  • Area

    1100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Peter Zaytsev © Peter Zaytsev © Peter Zaytsev © Peter Zaytsev +24

Zazzle / Studio O+A

01:00 - 1 November, 2013
Zazzle / Studio O+A, © Jasper Sanidad
© Jasper Sanidad
  • Architects

  • Location

    Redwood City, CA, USA
  • Design Team

    Primo Orpilla, Verda Alexander, Denise Cherry, Perry Stephney, Clem Soga, Steve Gerten, Elizabeth Guerrero, David Hunter, Will Chu, Sarunya Wongjodsri, Renee Laput-­‐Mendoza, Alma Lopez, Caren Currie, Olivia Ward, Jeorge Jordan, Maleesa Pollock
  • Client

    Zazzle
  • Contractor

    Principal Builders
  • Consultants

    Flack & Kurtz, MEP
  • Area

    90000.0 ft2
  • Photographs

© Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad +25

Dezanove House / Iñaki Leite

01:00 - 31 October, 2013
Dezanove House / Iñaki Leite, © Adrián Vázquez
© Adrián Vázquez
  • Architect Office

  • Location

    A Pobra do Caramiñal, Spain
  • Architect

    Iñaki Leite
  • Building

    Víctor Manuel Aido Agrelo
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Adrián Vázquez

© Adrián Vázquez © Adrián Vázquez © Adrián Vázquez © Adrián Vázquez +23

Westland Distillery / Urbanadd

01:00 - 31 October, 2013
Courtesy of Urbanadd
Courtesy of Urbanadd
  • Architects

  • Location

    SODO Busway, Seattle, WA 98134, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Mark Ward, Jim Brown, Adam Pearce
  • Area

    13000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Urbanadd

Courtesy of Urbanadd Courtesy of Urbanadd Courtesy of Urbanadd Courtesy of Urbanadd +11

COUNTER CULTURE COFFEE TRAINING CENTER / Jane Kim Design

01:00 - 31 October, 2013
COUNTER CULTURE COFFEE TRAINING CENTER / Jane Kim Design, © Alan Tansey
© Alan Tansey
  • Architects

  • Location

    New York, New York, United States
  • Architecture project team

    Jane Kim, Jason Kurzweil, Alex Leonard
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Alan Tansey © Alan Tansey © Alan Tansey © Alan Tansey +17

Ten Firms Shortlisted to Renovate Mies' MLK Jr. Memorial Library in D.C.

00:00 - 31 October, 2013
Ten Firms Shortlisted to Renovate Mies' MLK Jr. Memorial Library in D.C., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library / Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Image © Flickr user Elvert Barnes
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library / Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Image © Flickr user Elvert Barnes

In August, we reported a Request for Qualifications for the renovation of Mies van der Rohe's Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Memorial Library in Washington D.C. - Mies' only library and the only building in D.C. A few days ago, the District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) narrowed down the list of potential firms from 26 to 10 and revealed that it was looking for community input on the library's future spaces and services.

The ten firms that made the cut are:

BIG’s Beach + Howe Tower Wins Approval in Vancouver

00:00 - 31 October, 2013
BIG’s Beach + Howe Tower Wins Approval in Vancouver , © Luxigon
© Luxigon

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)’s 700,000 square foot Beach + Howe development has been approved by the Vancouver City Council. Though concerns still remain regarding the height of the 52-story tower - which is intended to become the city’s fourth tallest building - an overwhelming majority of the council and public seems to be enthusiastic about the project. 

“It meets the test at every respect — gorgeous architecture, turning a dead space into a vibrant public space with animation and job space. The housing is diverse and much needed... People have used the word iconic - I think it’s remarkable design to combine so many elements on a tough site,” stated Mayor Gregor Robertson before the vote. “It’s an extraordinary project that deserves strong council support.”

ARENYS / Josep Miàs

01:00 - 31 October, 2013
ARENYS / Josep Miàs, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
  • Architects

  • Location

    Arenys de Munt, Barcelona, Spain
  • Collaborators

    Adriana Porta, Silvia Brandi, Carles Bou (technical advisor), Fausto Raposo, Daniel Montes, Nuno Marques, Sebastián de Iruarrizaga, Alfonso Abé, Christian Giovanetti, Giovanni Galdieri, Gabriele Mura, Laura Pomesano, Federico Licini, Marc Subirana, Xavier Bas
  • Consultors

    Structures (BOMA, Anabel Lázaro), engineering (PROISOTEC, Josep Masachs)
  • Area

    1720.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +11

Exhibition: Lebbeus Woods, Architect

00:00 - 31 October, 2013
Exhibition: Lebbeus Woods, Architect, Lebbeus Woods, San Francisco Project: Inhabiting the Quake, Quake City, 1995; graphite and pastel on paper; 14 1/2 in. x 23 in. x 3/4 in. (36.83 cm x 58.42 cm x 1.91 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; © Estate of Lebbeus Woods
Lebbeus Woods, San Francisco Project: Inhabiting the Quake, Quake City, 1995; graphite and pastel on paper; 14 1/2 in. x 23 in. x 3/4 in. (36.83 cm x 58.42 cm x 1.91 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; © Estate of Lebbeus Woods

From November 22 through March 2, 2014, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University presents Lebbeus Woods, Architect, bringing together over 100 works from the past 35 years by one of the most influential architects working in the field. Recognized beyond architecture, Lebbeus Woods (1940–2012), who was born in Lansing, Michigan, has been hailed by leading designers, filmmakers, writers, and artists alike as a significant voice in recent decades. Notably, Zaha Hadid, architect of the Broad’s newly inaugurated building, cities Woods as a key influence.

Mark Magazine #46

01:00 - 31 October, 2013
Mark Magazine #46

We recently received the latest issue of Mark Magazine.  This issue’s main theme is “Into the Wild, Breaking new ground in Pioneertown”. In this edition you can find in depth previously featured projects by AD, like Torus by Norisada Maeda,  The Umeå Art Museum or the work of Australian practice, Lyons. Full info after the break.