Imagine Our Digital Future and Join the Glass House Conversations' Last Online Dialogue

00:00 - 29 June, 2013
From left: Andy Warhol, David Whitney, Philip Johnson, Dr. John Dalton, and Robert A. M. Stern in the Glass House in 1964. © David McCabe
From left: Andy Warhol, David Whitney, Philip Johnson, Dr. John Dalton, and Robert A. M. Stern in the Glass House in 1964. © David McCabe

How can the web best inspire new dialogue? What does preservation mean in the digital world? How do you imagine your digital future? 

Bracket 2: Goes Soft

01:00 - 29 June, 2013

From the Publisher. Bracket 2 examines physical and virtual soft systems, as they pertain to infrastructure, ecologies, landscapes, environments, and networks. In an era of declared crises—economic, ecological and climatic, amongst others—the notion of soft systems has gained increasing traction as a counterpoint to permanent, static and hard systems. Acknowledging fluid and indeterminate situations with complex feedback loops that allow for reaction and adaption, the possibility of soft systems has re-entered the domain of design. Bracket 2 critically positions and defines soft systems through 27 projects and 12 articles. From soft politics, soft power and soft spaces to fluid territories, software and soft programming, Bracket 2 unpacks the use and role of responsive, indeterminate, flexible, and immaterial systems in design.

Tonglin City Planning Exhibition Center Winning Proposal / Waa

01:00 - 29 June, 2013
Courtesy of Waa
Courtesy of Waa

Situated in the middle of the iron-copper-gold polymetallic metallogenic belt of the middle-lower reaches of the Yangtze River, Waa's winning entry for the Tonglin City Planning Exhibition Center houses the future aspirations for future generations. Focusing on their design through 'Making', they found inspiration of architectural language in the process of fabrication in this regions mining industry. More images and architects' description after the break.

30 Houses Building / Rahola Vidal

01:00 - 28 June, 2013
© Juny Brullet
© Juny Brullet
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer de Còrsega, 410, 08037 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Víctor Rahola Aguadé, Jorge Vidal Tomás
  • Area

    5869.0 m2
  • Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Juny Brullet © Juny Brullet © Juny Brullet © Juny Brullet +11

UWA Business School / Woods Bagot

01:00 - 28 June, 2013
© Adrian Lambert, Acorn Photo Agency
© Adrian Lambert, Acorn Photo Agency

© Adrian Lambert, Acorn Photo Agency © Adrian Lambert, Acorn Photo Agency © Adrian Lambert, Acorn Photo Agency © Adrian Lambert, Acorn Photo Agency +24

Vivazz, Mieres Social Housing / Zigzag Arquitectura

01:00 - 28 June, 2013
© Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

Rem Koolhaas Will Design New Building for State Hermitage Museum in Russia

00:00 - 28 June, 2013
© Dominik Gigler
© Dominik Gigler

Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas will design a new project for the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. RIA Novosti and The Calvert Journal report that the new building will be “located in the museum's storage facility in Staraya Derevnya in the north of the city” and that it “will house the Hermitage Library, the Costume Museum, the gallery's publishing arm, and a public event space.” This projects marks Koolhaas’ continued presence in Russia; he has been collaborating and teaching at the Strelka Institute and is currently working on the Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture in Moscow's Gorky Park.

Karmeliterhof / LOVE architecture and urbanism

01:00 - 28 June, 2013
© Jasmin Schuller / Visual Entertainment
© Jasmin Schuller / Visual Entertainment

© Jasmin Schuller / Visual Entertainment © Jasmin Schuller / Visual Entertainment © Jasmin Schuller / Visual Entertainment © Jasmin Schuller / Visual Entertainment +17

The Australian Garden / Taylor Cullity Lethlean + Paul Thompson

01:00 - 28 June, 2013
© John Gollings
© John Gollings

© Ben Wrigley © Peter Hyatt © John Gollings © Ben Wrigley +36

Zaha Hadid - World Architecture Exhibition

00:00 - 28 June, 2013
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects & Danish Architecture Centre
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects & Danish Architecture Centre

Opening Friday, June 28, the Zaha Hadid - World Architecture exhibition will be the first solo show in Copenhagen, which runs until September 29. Iraqi-British architect and Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Zaha Hadid is one of the most sought after, admired and discussed architects in the world, and has developed this extraordinary experience in collaboration with the Danish Architecture Centre. The pre-opening talk begins on opening day at 5:00pm with Patrik Schumacher (director and senior designer at Zaha Hadid Architects), and Kent Martinussen (CEO - Danish Architecture Centre). For more information, please visit here.

Young Architect's Competition: 'Post-Quake Visions'

01:00 - 28 June, 2013
Courtesy of YAC
Courtesy of YAC

YAC just launched their latest competition, titled 'Post-Quake Visions,' which aims to find out innovative ways to overcome the effects of a seismic catastrophe over a medieval Mediterranean town. Participants are encouraged to rethink and redesign the quake-inflicted gaps left inside ancient urban tissues. This endeavour hopes to revamp such scarred ecosystem under cultural and economical keys, with the goal of finding out urban perspectives and social possibilities once undisclosed or unconceivable. 'Early bird' registration ends September 1, and the deadline for submissions is November 11. More information after the break.

CLOG Presents 'New Views: The Rendered Image in Architecture'

00:00 - 28 June, 2013
New Views: The Rendered Image in Architecture © Eric de Broche des Combes from Luxigon
New Views: The Rendered Image in Architecture © Eric de Broche des Combes from Luxigon

As a continuation to their in-depth review on the render, CLOG has selected 60 images from an international group of architects and design studios - including Zaha Hadid Architects, BIG, Mansilla+Tuñón Architects, and visualhouse - to serve as case studies in the exhibition New Views: The Rendered Image in Architecture. Now on view at the Art Institute of Chicago through January 5th, 2014, New Views will explore the diversity of rendering types being produced today and their effect on contemporary architecture. More information can be found here

Fethard Residence / Aughey O'Flaherty Architects

01:00 - 28 June, 2013
© Marie-Louise Halpenny
© Marie-Louise Halpenny

© Marie-Louise Halpenny © Marie-Louise Halpenny © Marie-Louise Halpenny © Marie-Louise Halpenny +16

Promenade House / FORM_Kouichi Kimura Arcitects

01:00 - 28 June, 2013
© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +39

28+: MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Michael Sorkin Studio

01:00 - 28 June, 2013
Courtesy of Michael Sorkin Studio
Courtesy of Michael Sorkin Studio

Taking its name from the elevation above which the city is safe from floods, The '28+' proposal by Michael Sorkin Studio for the MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas is a habitable levee. Not simply does it allow the protection – and selective replacement – of buildings otherwise at risk, it actually increases the stock of waterfront residences and commercial spaces and improves public transit connections to the rest of the city. More images and architects' description after the break.

India's Forgotten Stepwells

00:00 - 28 June, 2013
Agrasen ki Baoli, Delhi. Image © Victoria S. Lautman
Agrasen ki Baoli, Delhi. Image © Victoria S. Lautman

It’s hard to imagine an entire category of architecture slipping off history’s grid, and yet that seems to be the case with India’s incomparable stepwells. Never heard of ‘em? Don’t fret, you’re not alone: millions of tourists – and any number of locals - lured to the subcontinent’s palaces, forts, tombs, and temples are oblivious to these centuries-old water-structures that can even be found hiding-in-plain-sight close to thronged destinations like Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi or Agra’s Taj Mahal.

But now, India’s burgeoning water crisis might lead to redemption for at least some of these subterranean edifices, which are being re-evaluated for their ability to collect and store water. With any luck, tourist itineraries will also start incorporating what are otherwise an “endangered species” of the architecture world.

Learn more about these stepwells' curious histories, after the break...

Rudabai Vav, Adalaj. Image © Victoria S. Lautman Dada Harir Vav, Ahmedabad. Image © Victoria S. Lautman Neemrana Baoli, Neemrana, Rajasthan. Image © Victoria S. Lautman Mukundpura Baoli, Narnaul. Image © Victoria S. Lautman +37

Toender City Hall Extension Competition Entry / HAO (Holm Architecture Office) + Sebastian Misiurek

01:00 - 28 June, 2013
Courtesy of HAO (Holm Architecture Office) + Sebastian Misiurek
Courtesy of HAO (Holm Architecture Office) + Sebastian Misiurek

Located in Toender, a city in southern Denmark, close to the Danish and German border, the new City hall extension by HAO (Holm Architecture Office) + Sebastian Misiurek is designed to optimize interior flexible space while taking full advantage of the beautiful landscape that surrounds it. Integrating a high degree of spatial flexibility, this enables the building to programmatically change over time, and incorporates a number of informal work and meeting spaces. More images and architects’ description after the break. 

Public Library in Ceuta / Paredes Pedrosa

01:00 - 28 June, 2013
© Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Pepe Remigio, 51001 Ceuta, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Ángela García de Paredes, Ignacio Pedrosa
  • Area

    6159.0 m2
  • Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Fernando Alda, Manuel García de Paredes

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +11