© Basile Bornand via Tages Woche
© Basile Bornand via Tages Woche

Jan Gehl: “Architects Know Very Little About People”

Danish urban planner and committed pedometer user Jan Gehl is an expert in creating “cities for people.” Following a recent talk he gave on sustainable cities in Basel, Gehl sat down with Tages Wocke to discuss what makes a city desirable and livable. “We found people’s behavior depends on what you invite them to do,” says Gehl. “The more streets you have, the more traffic you get. A more attractive public realm will be used by more people.” Read the full interview and see why Gehl thinks social and psychological sciences should be taught in architecture school, here

AVEK – House in a Garden Park / DEVOLDERarchitecten

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Architects: DEVOLDERarchitecten
Location: Flanders,
Structural Engineering: COBE consultants building & engineering
Year: 2012
Photographs: At Home Publishers & Abet Laminati

Sisli City Hall / Boran Ekinci Mimarlik + Hakan Dalokay Mimarlik

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Architects: Boran Ekinci Mimarlik , Hakan Dalokay Mimarlik
Location: /Istanbul,
Area: 26317.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Cemal Emden

Apartment in Tel Aviv / Amir Navon-Studio 6B, Maayan Zusman Interior Design, Moran Ben Ami

Architects: Maayan Zusman Interior Design
Location: Tel Aviv-Yafo,
Collaborators (Architects/Designers): Amir Navon – Studio 6B, Maayan Zusman, Moran Ben Ami
Area: 55.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Gidon Levin 181 Architecture Photography

“Le Creste” Cultural Centre / AREA PROGETTI + UNA2 + Andrea Michelini + Laura Ceccarelli

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Www.Una2.Net: AREA PROGETTI, UNA2, Andrea Michelini, Laura Ceccarelli
Location: 57016 Rosignano Marittimo LI,
Area: 2850.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Andrea Bosio

Apartment Refurbishment in Taipei / CHI-TORCH Interior Design

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Interior Designers: CHI-TORCH Interior Design
Location: Aiguo East Road & Section 2, Hangzhou South Road, , Taipei City, Taiwan 100
Area: 181.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of CHI-TORCH Interior Design

Liubata / Aedes Studio


Architects: Aedes Studio
Year: 2014
Photographs: Aedes Studio

Two Level Apartment Renovation / Ameneiros Rey | HH Arquitectos

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Architects: Ismael Ameneiros Rodríguez & Santiago Rey Conde
Location: , Pontevedra,
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Héctor Fernández Santos-Díez

The Orange Cube / Jakob + MacFarlane. Image © Roland Halbe
The Orange Cube / Jakob + MacFarlane. Image © Roland Halbe

Upcoming Montreal Lecture: Brendan MacFarlane

This year’s second installment of Index Design’s Master Classe series will feature architect Brendan MacFarlane on March 24, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00PM in Montreal. MacFarlane, co-founder of the internationally-acclaimed design firm Jakob + MacFarlane, will discuss his iconic and award-winning work, and his pursuit of creating architecture that “leaves nobody indifferent.” To purchase tickets and for more information, visit masterclasses.index-design.ca.

Etoile Noire / Angélique Chedemois Architect

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Architects: Angélique Chedemois Architect
Location: 10 Chemin de Kerhue, 44350 , France
Design Team: Campo Landascape architect, Airéo Building technology, DCI BET Structural engineering, Nantes EXE Collaborator
Area: 431.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

Carbon3D Can Grow Seamless Structures 100x Faster than 3D Printing

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3-D printing is slow; it’s really just “2-D printing over and over,” says chemist and material scientist Joseph DeSimone. Addressing the three main issues that has prevented 3-D printing from being a mainstream manufacturing process – time, structural and material limits – DeSimone has unveiled at 2015. A process inspired by the T-1000 from Terminator 2, Carbon3D uses light and oxygen to continuously (and quickly) grow parts out of a vat of liquid resin using a new technology known as CLIP – Continuous Liquid Interface Production. While the process’ potential has been immediately correlated with the medical industry, one can only imagine its effect on manufacturing as a whole. 

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Infographic: The Pritzker Prize 1979 – 2015

Last week, Frei Otto was announced as the 40th recipient of the Pritzker Prize, the latest in a long line of talented architects (as well as the first architect to ever receive the Prize posthumously). Learn more about the Prize and its winners after the break!

Holleb Residence / John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects

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Architects: John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects
Location: , CA, USA
Architect In Charge: John Friedman
Project Team: Alice Kimm, Garrett Belmont
Area: 4000.0 ft2
Year: 2011
Photographs: Benny Chan / Fotoworks

SOM’s Expansive Four Seasons Hotel Opens in Bahrain Bay


Skidmore, Owings & Merrill‘s (SOM) latest endeavor, a Four Seasons Hotel called Bahrain Bay, has been officially opened. Occupying a private 12-acre island, the hotel creates a dynamic new focal point and a thriving destination for the developing Bay district. As part of SOM’s masterplan, the hotel is an important milestone in activating the waterfront area.

Read on after the break for more on the hotel’s program.

Ebrah Pavillion / Koffi & Diabaté Architectes

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Architects: Koffi & Diabaté Architectes
Location: , Côte d’Ivoire
Architect In Charge: Guillaume Koffi
Site Area: 3750m2
Area: 834.0 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: François-Xavier Gbré

How Heatherwick Studio Provides Small-Scale Encounters in a Large-Scale World

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A casual observer might be forgiven for wondering how Thomas Heatherwick has developed such a reputation among architects. A scan of the works of Heatherwick Studio reveals relatively few completed buildings, and many of those that do make the list are small projects: kiosks, retail interiors, cafés. Indeed, to the average Londoner he is probably better known as the designer of the new homage to the iconic red Routemaster bus and as the creator of the wildly popular cauldron for the London 2012 Olympics - both unveiled in a year in which Heatherwick all but officially became the state-approved designer of 21st century Britain.

A look at the website of Heatherwick Studio sheds some light on this conundrum. With projects separated into “small,” “medium” and “large,” it is clear that a progression in scale is mirrored by a progression in time, with many of the smallest projects completed in the Studio’s early years, and most of those in the “large” category either recently completed or (more frequently) still on the drawing board. Their most recently completed project is also one of their largest, a “Learning Hub” for Nanyang Technical University in Singapore. How does a design studio that made its name in small projects adapt to such scale? ArchDaily spoke to Thomas Heatherwick about the Learning Hub and the increasing size of his projects to find out.

Corning Museum of Glass / Thomas Phifer and Partners

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Architects: Thomas Phifer and Partners
Location: The Corning Museum of Glass, 1 Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830, USA
Area: 100000.0 ft2
Year: 2015
Photographs: Courtesy of Corning Museum of Glass

AD Classics: AT&T Building / Philip Johnson and John Burgee

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It may be the single most important architectural detail of the last fifty years. Emerging bravely from the glassy sea of Madison Avenue skyscrapers in midtown Manhattan, the open pediment atop Philip Johnson and John Burgee’s 1984 AT&T Building (now the Sony Tower) singlehandedly turned the architectural world on its head. This playful deployment of historical quotation explicitly contradicted modernist imperatives and heralded the mainstream arrival of an approach to design defined instead by a search for architectural meaning. The AT&T Building wasn’t the first of its type, but it was certainly the most high-profile, proudly announcing that architecture was experiencing the maturation of a new evolutionary phase: Postmodernism had officially arrived to the world scene.