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Arquitectonica to Design Hotel in Orlando as New Social Hub For the United States' Fastest Growing Community

16:00 - 12 August, 2017
Arquitectonica to Design Hotel in Orlando as New Social Hub For the United States' Fastest Growing Community , Courtesy of Tavistock Development Company
Courtesy of Tavistock Development Company

Plans have been announced for a new hotel in Orlando’s planned Lake Nona community, which is to be designed by Arquitectonica in one of the fastest growing communities in the United States. The 16 storey Town Center Hotel will be situated at the heart of the community, featuring a motor court entrance, a lobby, a ballroom accommodating 200 guests, as well as a rooftop pool with a lounge and accommodation for private events. The tower will also be within close proximity to the airport, easily accessible by Orlando’s 68 million annual visitors and the “unique property will cater to airport travelers as well as those who intend to make Lake Nona their final destination.”

LAVA Breaks Ground on Sculptural Energy Tower in Germany

14:00 - 12 August, 2017
LAVA Breaks Ground on Sculptural Energy Tower in Germany, Courtesy of LAVA
Courtesy of LAVA

Construction has started on the redesign of an energy storage tower by LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architects) for Stadtwerke Heidelberg (SWH) in Heidelberg, Germany. The updated facade of the 56-meter cylindrical tower and design of an adjacent park are part of an initiative to create a sculptural landmark and symbol of sustainable energy for the city.

LAVA introduces a multi-layered facade that features 11,000 diamond shaped stainless-steel plates attached to a steel cable network that can rotate 45 degrees in the wind. According to the architects, a number of plates correlate to the number of households that will be beneficiaries of the energy. The geometries of the facade are inspired by forms found in nature.

Courtesy of LAVA Courtesy of LAVA Courtesy of LAVA Elevations +18

House N / Cheng Franco Arquitectos

13:00 - 12 August, 2017
House N / Cheng Franco Arquitectos, © Jorge Cheng
© Jorge Cheng

© Jorge Cheng © Jorge Cheng © Jorge Cheng © Jorge Cheng +19

Orange Architects Wins Competition to Build Mixed-Use Development on Amsterdam Harbor

12:00 - 12 August, 2017
Orange Architects Wins Competition to Build Mixed-Use Development on Amsterdam Harbor, Courtesy of Orange Architects
Courtesy of Orange Architects

Orange Architects have been selected as winners of a competition to create a new mixed-use residential building situated at the port of IJburg in Amsterdam. The neighborhood of IJburg is comprised of a series of artificial islands developed to address the growing need for housing and lack of available land near Amsterdam's city center. Commissioned by Amvest, the 29,000 square meter development aims to provide a sustainable, inviting heart for the area.

Courtesy of Orange Architects Courtesy of Orange Architects Program Ground Level Program +16

The Real Reason For the Resurgence of Streetcars in America (Spoiler: It's Not for Transport)

09:30 - 12 August, 2017

In this six-minute-long video, Vox makes the argument that the primary reason behind the recent resurgence of streetcar systems—or proposals for streetcars, at least—in the USA is not because of their contributions to urban mobility, but instead because of the fact that they drive and sustain economic development. As it uncovers the causes for the popular failure of the streetcar systems in cities such as Washington DC, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City (low speed and limited connectivity, mostly) it asks why an increasing number of American city governments are pushing for streetcars in spite of their dismal record at improving transit. Is it solely due to their positively modern aesthetic? Are streetcars destined to function as mere “attractions” in a city’s urban landscape? Or is the real objective something more complex?

EGREY Store / MNMA studio

09:00 - 12 August, 2017
EGREY Store / MNMA studio, © Andre Klotz
© Andre Klotz

© Andre Klotz © Andre Klotz © Andre Klotz © Andre Klotz +27

  • Architects

  • Locations

    R. da Consolação, 3411 - Cerqueira César, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Authors

    Andre Pepato, Mariana Schmidt
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photography

Spotlight: Jean Nouvel

08:00 - 12 August, 2017
Spotlight: Jean Nouvel , One Central Park. Image © Murray Fredericks
One Central Park. Image © Murray Fredericks

The winner of the Wolf Prize in 2005 and the Pritzker of 2008, French architect Jean Nouvel has attempted to design each of his projects without any preconceived notions. The result is a variety of projects that, while strikingly different, always demonstrate a delicate play with light and shadow as well as a harmonious balance with their surroundings. It was this diverse approach that led the Pritzker Prize Jury in their citation to characterize Nouvel as primarily "courageous" in his "pursuit of new ideas and his challenge of accepted norms in order to stretch the boundaries of the field."

Institut du Monde Arabe. Image © Georges Fessy One Central Park. Image © Murray Fredericks Doha Office Tower, Qatar. Image © Nelson Garrido Police Headquearters & Charleroi Danses / Ateliers Jean Nouvel + MDW Architecture. Image © Filip Dujardin +13

Public Bar / Nowadays office

05:00 - 12 August, 2017
Public Bar / Nowadays office, © Yuri Palmin
© Yuri Palmin

© Yuri Palmin © Yuri Palmin © Yuri Palmin © Yuri Palmin +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    ul. Pokrovka, 38, Moscow, Russia
  • Lead Architects

    Nata Tatunashvili, Natalia Mastalerzh, Ksenia Vasilieva, Ilona Povilenayte, Daria Sutormina
  • Area

    65.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

The Glasshouse / Glen Thomas Architecture

02:00 - 12 August, 2017
The Glasshouse / Glen Thomas Architecture, © Richard Wood
© Richard Wood

© Richard Wood © Richard Wood © Richard Wood © Richard Wood +16

The Layer House / Prime Architecture

22:00 - 11 August, 2017
The Layer House / Prime Architecture, © Andy Hwang
© Andy Hwang

© Andy Hwang © Andy Hwang © Andy Hwang © Andy Hwang +41

  • Architects

  • Location

    South Korea
  • Design Team

    Jin Kim, Youngwoo Suh, B Kim, Thomas Tighe
  • Area

    219.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Harim Group Headquarters Building / The Beck Group

20:00 - 11 August, 2017
Harim Group Headquarters Building / The Beck Group, © Sung Hoon Yum
© Sung Hoon Yum

© Sung Hoon Yum © Sung Hoon Yum © Sung Hoon Yum © Sung Hoon Yum +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Lead Architects

    Rick del Monte, Jay Chung, Ik Joo Lee, Yoosook Lee
  • Area

    10000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Coco Republic / HAO Design

19:00 - 11 August, 2017
Coco Republic / HAO Design, © Hey!Cheese
© Hey!Cheese

© Hey!Cheese © Hey!Cheese © Hey!Cheese © Hey!Cheese +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    1028 Guangdong Road, Pingtung City, Taiwan
  • Area

    248.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Courtyard House / Design Guild

17:00 - 11 August, 2017
Courtyard House / Design Guild, Courtesy of Design Guild
Courtesy of Design Guild

Courtesy of Design Guild Courtesy of Design Guild Courtesy of Design Guild Courtesy of Design Guild +50

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Area

    124.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

U.S. Department of Energy Race to Zero Student Design Competition (Race to Zero)

16:00 - 11 August, 2017
U.S. Department of Energy Race to Zero Student Design Competition (Race to Zero)

Collegiate institutions can start planning for the U.S. Department of Energy Race to Zero Student Design Competition (Race to Zero), which is at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, April 21–22, 2018.

The Race to Zero is an annual competition, open to students and faculty from any interested collegiate institution. The competition challenges collegiate teams to design zero energy ready buildings that are so high performance and energy efficient that all or most annual energy consumption can be offset with renewable energy. Through this competition, future architects, engineers, construction managers, and entrepreneurs gain the skills and experience to start careers in clean energy and generate creative solutions to real-world problems.

SC Office / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

15:00 - 11 August, 2017
SC Office / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +14

Graham Foundation Awards Over $400,000 in 2017 Grants to Organizations

14:00 - 11 August, 2017
Graham Foundation Awards Over $400,000 in 2017 Grants to Organizations

The Graham Foundation has announced the list of recipients of their annual Grants to Organizations program, established to “advance new scholarship, fuel creative experimentation and critical dialogue, and expand opportunities for public engagement with architecture and its role in contemporary society.”

For 2017, over $400,000 USD has been awarded to 41 projects from around the world within 5 categories: Exhibitions, Film/Video/New Media, Publications, Public Programs and Other Fellowships. In its 61 year history, the Graham Foundation has given more than 4,300 grants to individuals and institutions.

“This year marks an extraordinary group of projects from organizations around the world working to advance architectural thinking, push the boundaries of the field, and expand into previously underrepresented areas,” said Graham Foundation director Sarah Herda on the 2017 grantees.

Continue reading for the full list of recipients, with descriptions provided by the Graham Foundation.

Gwyneth Shanks, From Above Looking Down, 2017, Los Angeles. Courtesy the artist. From the 2017 organizational grant to Materials & Applications for "Privacies Infrastructure". Image courtesy of The Graham Foundation Francis Kéré, Serpentine Pavilion, 2017, London. Photo: Iwan Baan. From the 2017 organizational grant to Serpentine Galleries for “Serpentine Pavilion 2017 by Francis Kéré”. Image courtesy of The Graham Foundation helloeverything/SelgasCano, Kibera Hamlets School, 2016, Nairobi, Kenya. Courtesy of architects. From the 2017 organizational grant to New York Foundation for Architecture-Center for Architecture for "Scaffolding". Image courtesy of The Graham Foundation Pietro Paolini, UR12 Downward Spiral: El Helicoide's Descent from Mall to Prison. El Helicoide, Caracas, Venezuela, 2012. Courtesy of Pietro Paolini/Terra Project. From the 2017 organizational grant to Terreform for “UR (Urban Research) 2017”. Image courtesy of The Graham Foundation +9

Milán 44 ReUrbano / Francisco Pardo Arquitecto + Julio Amezcua

13:00 - 11 August, 2017
Milán 44 ReUrbano / Francisco Pardo Arquitecto + Julio Amezcua, © Diana Arnau
© Diana Arnau

© Diana Arnau © Diana Arnau © Diana Arnau © Diana Arnau +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Milán 44, Juárez, 06600 Col Juárez, CDMX, Mexico
  • Design Team

    Jan Müller, Tiberio Wallentin, Gabriela Mosqueda, Benjamín Mercado, Víctor Cruz, Aarón Rivera
  • Area

    1016.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Explore the Sacred Spaces of BBGK Architekci's Katyn Museum with This Video

12:00 - 11 August, 2017

In this video, BBGK Architekci take you into their recently completed Katyn Museum in Warsaw, Poland, a space dedicated to the events of the Katyn Massacre during World War II. Selected as a finalist for the 2017 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture—Mies van der Rohe Award, the project bridges the divide between an existing historic structure and a new intervention through the use of material and the sequencing of sacred, powerful spaces.