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Comic Break: "Bait And Switch"

06:00 - 22 July, 2016
Comic Break: "Bait And Switch", Courtesy of Architexts
Courtesy of Architexts

We all know that clients can be difficult to work with. But, doing a personal project for a boss… if you haven’t done it before, you’re really lucky. As much as you tell yourself it’s a great thing to have your boss trust you enough to do something for him or her, the stress is so much worse. Have you been there before?

Foundry Mews / Project Orange

05:00 - 22 July, 2016
Foundry Mews / Project Orange, © Jack Hobhouse
© Jack Hobhouse

© Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    United Kingdom, Barnes High St, London SW13, UK
  • Area

    800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

AD Classics: New Museum / SANAA

04:00 - 22 July, 2016
AD Classics: New Museum / SANAA, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

The New Museum is the product of a daring vision to establish a radical, politicized center for contemporary art in New York City. With the aim of distinguishing itself from the city’s existing art institutions through a focus on emerging artists, the museum’s name embodies its pioneering spirit. Over the two decades following its foundation in 1977, it gained a strong reputation for its bold artistic program, and eventually outgrew its inconspicuous home in a SoHo loft. Keen to establish a visual presence and to reach a wider audience, in 2003 the Japanese architectural firm SANAA was commissioned to design a dedicated home for the museum. The resulting structure, a stack of rectilinear boxes which tower over the Bowery, would be the first and, thus far, the only purpose-built contemporary art museum in New York City.[1]

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu +30

Siemens Headquarters / Henning Larsen Architects

03:00 - 22 July, 2016
Siemens Headquarters / Henning Larsen Architects, © Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow

Underground Parking Katwijk aan Zee / Royal HaskoningDHV

02:00 - 22 July, 2016
Underground Parking Katwijk aan Zee / Royal HaskoningDHV, © Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer

© Onsite Photography © Onsite Photography © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer +42

Apartment 37 / Atelier Mearc

22:00 - 21 July, 2016
Apartment 37 / Atelier Mearc, © Lu Haha
© Lu Haha
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, Shanghai, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Zhou Wei
  • Design Team

    Xu Xiwen, Du Mili
  • Artist

    Zhang Jun
  • Area

    37.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Lu Haha © Zhang Jun © Lu Haha © Lu Haha +25

Leff Art Studio / TBD Architecture & Design Studio

20:00 - 21 July, 2016
Leff Art Studio / TBD Architecture & Design Studio, © Matthew Williams
© Matthew Williams

© Matthew Williams © Matthew Williams © Matthew Williams © Matthew Williams +16

Parc Central / Benoy

19:00 - 21 July, 2016
Parc Central / Benoy, © Terrence Zhang
© Terrence Zhang

© Terrence Zhang © Terrence Zhang © Terrence Zhang © Terrence Zhang +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Area

    110000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Rawhiti Bach / Studio Pacific Architecture

17:00 - 21 July, 2016
Rawhiti Bach / Studio Pacific Architecture, © Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rawhiti Rd, Rawhiti 0184, New Zealand
  • Design Team

    Nick Barratt-Boyes, Peter Mitchell, Arindam Sen and Beth Chaney with Michael, Davis, Wayne Lightfoot, Patrick Thompson, Anna Windsor
  • Area

    640.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

PLUKK Designs Town Hall and Community Center On Sloping Site in Czech Republic

16:45 - 21 July, 2016
PLUKK Designs Town Hall and Community Center On Sloping Site in Czech Republic, Courtesy of PLUKK
Courtesy of PLUKK

Czech firm PLUKK has released designs for a community center and town hall in the city of Brno-Kohoutovice, Czech Republic. Located in the historic downtown, the project takes advantage of a sloping site to create two buildings of differing architectural language, connected together with active public space to create one multifunctional town center.

Courtesy of PLUKK Courtesy of PLUKK Courtesy of PLUKK Courtesy of PLUKK +27

LILLIAD - Learning Centre 'Innovation' / Auer Weber

15:00 - 21 July, 2016
LILLIAD - Learning Centre 'Innovation'  / Auer Weber, © Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti

© Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    2 Avenue Jean Perrin, 59650 Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
  • Project Associate

    Prof. Stefan Niese
  • Project Manager

    Eric Frisch, Nina Schuberth
  • Team

    Markus Böhm, Carmen Duplantier, Gabriel Kiderlen; Julia Schmid, Jieqing Zhao
  • Area

    8800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

These Photographs Capture the Colorful Architecture of Europe’s Metro Stations

14:00 - 21 July, 2016
These Photographs Capture the Colorful Architecture of Europe’s Metro Stations, © Chris Forsyth
© Chris Forsyth

Photographer Chris Forsyth has released the latest images from his photo series Metro. Having previously gone underground to capture the surreal beauty of Montreal’s metro system, Forsyth traveled to Europe to shoot stations in Munich, Berlin and Stockholm. His photographic style portrays the stations in their best light – bright, clean, colorful and completely absent of people.

"Seeing the design strengths of various metro systems, from the hand painted cave-like stations in Stockholm, to the well-lit modern platforms of Munich’s U-Bahn, I really began to feel the how good design can change your day for the better,” says Forsyth. “Whether it be awe-inspiring or simply bright and colorful, I can only imagine how it feels to start your daily commute in one of these metro stations."

Continue after the break for a sampling of Forsyth’s favorite photos from the series.

© Chris Forsyth © Chris Forsyth © Chris Forsyth © Chris Forsyth +15

Casa Cinco Patios / Ana Rascovsky Arqs.

13:00 - 21 July, 2016
Casa Cinco Patios  / Ana Rascovsky Arqs., © Javier Agustín Rojas
© Javier Agustín Rojas

© Javier Agustín Rojas © Javier Agustín Rojas © Javier Agustín Rojas © Javier Agustín Rojas +15

Penda Designs Bridge Inspired by Olympics Rings for 2022 Beijing Winter Games

12:15 - 21 July, 2016
Penda Designs Bridge Inspired by Olympics Rings for 2022 Beijing Winter Games, Courtesy of Penda
Courtesy of Penda

Penda has designed a prestressed double-helix bridge spanning China’s Gui River that will become an integral part of the infrastructure system for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The San Shan Bridge, which translates to 3 Mountains Bridge, draws inspiration from the interlacing of five rings in the Olympic Symbol to create a form evocative of the area’s mountainous landscape.

Courtesy of Penda Courtesy of Penda Courtesy of Penda Courtesy of Penda +31

Dafundo Apartment / João Tiago Aguiar

11:00 - 21 July, 2016
Dafundo Apartment / João Tiago Aguiar, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +24

Why Islamic Architecture in the United States is Failing American Muslims

09:30 - 21 July, 2016

This essay by Jenine Kotob was originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Why Now, More Than Ever, We Need A New Islamic Architecture."

At a time when Muslims find themselves at the center of the nation’s political stage, the topic of Islamic architecture in the United States is more relevant than ever. The American mosque has become a prominent symbol, within which identities, practices, and cultures converge. More often than not, this convergence results in conflicting goals, further resulting in mosques that fail to identify and serve the needs of their diverse constituents.

Grow Box / Merge Architects

09:00 - 21 July, 2016
Grow Box  / Merge Architects, © John Horner
© John Horner

© John Horner © John Horner © John Horner © John Horner +16

NYC Lowline Receives First Official City Approval

08:00 - 21 July, 2016
NYC Lowline Receives First Official City Approval, Courtesy of NYCEDC
Courtesy of NYCEDC

Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen and NYCEDC President Maria Torres-Springer have announced New York City’s first official approval of the Lowline project in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. As the first major step in making the project a reality, the approval will help to create the world’s first underground park, a community-oriented public and cultural space that will become both a local resource and an attraction for worldwide visitors.

Although the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) did express interest in the space last fall, the Lowline team was awarded conditional use due its high community potential.

Courtesy of NYCEDC Courtesy of NYCEDC Courtesy of NYCEDC Courtesy of NYCEDC +15