Artesia / Sordo Madaleno

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Architects: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
Location: Campos Elíseos, Polanco, Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
Architect In Charge: Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
Architecture Leader: Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
Project Leader: Jorge Isaías
Area: 23600.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Paul Rivera

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Courtesy of the American Institute of Architecture Students

AIAS Launches Survey to Promote Healthier Studio Culture

The AIAS has launched Studio Culture: reviewed, a supplemental survey to their campaign investigating the learning environments of architecture studios. Following the accidental deaths of several students due to sleep deprivation in 2000, the organization dedicated its resources to studying the unhealthy lifestyles associated with studios. Their work culminated in a 2002 report endorsing change that was adopted by the NAABStudio Culture: reviewed poses questions related to students’ welfare while enrolled in architecture programs. The results will contribute to an ongoing assessment of realized improvements since the initial study. Open now through May 25, 2015, the survey welcomes current architecture students and recent alumni (within a year of graduation), and can be accessed here.

R House / Artigas Arquitectes

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Architects: Artigas Arquitectes
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Albert Artigas y Albert Ortiz
Area: 0.0 sqm
Photographs: Isabel Casanova

An Architect’s Story: AIA Documentary Profiles Blind Architect Chris Downey

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As part of their #ILookUp campaign to raise awareness about the importance of the architecture profession, the AIA has produced this short documentary about Chris Downey, an architect who lost his sight in 2008 and has gone on to become a pioneer in designing for the blind and visually impaired. Screened for the first time earlier today at the AIA convention in Atlanta, “An Architect’s Story” takes a look into the life and work of Downey and one of his students, Sana Jahani, as they explain what architects can offer the world – and what the # campaign means for an architect who is “without sight, but not without vision.”

Reveley Classroom Building / Patano Studio Architecture

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Architects: Patano Studio Architecture
Location: , ID, USA
Area: 2130.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Patano Studio Architecture

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Tonight the Pritzker Prize will hold its annual award ceremony, this year honoring the work of 2015 laureate Frei Otto, who sadly passed away the day before he was announced as this year’s winner on March 10th. This year, the ceremony will be hosted in Miami Beach at Frank Gehry’s New World Center, the first time the ceremony has been held in the Miami Area. Speakers will include Tom Pritzker and Chair of the Jury, Lord Peter Palumbo, alongside a selection of past Pritzker Laureates.

2V HOUSE / BR3 Arquitetos

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Architects: BR3 Arquitetos
Location: – RS, Brazil
Design Team: Arq. Diego Brasil, Arq. Anderson, Arq. Samuel Biron Calvi
Area: 335.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Marcelo Donadussi

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Reveals Concept Designs For US Olympic Museum

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro has released the first images of their design for the US Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs, close to the United States Olympic Committee headquarters. The firm was selected last October, collaborating with Denver practice  to design the $60 million museum which will host a hall of fame, a theater, and a 20,000-square-foot exhibit hall and retail space to showcase the history of the Olympic and Paralympic games.

4 Ways Cold-Climate Cities Can Make The Most Of Their Waterfronts

Chaudière Island project in Ottawa. Image © Chris Foyd courtesy of Perkins+Will

Urban waterfronts have historically been the center of activity for many cities. They began as economic, transportation and manufacturing hubs, but as most industries changed their shipping patterns and consolidated port facilities, many industrial waterfronts became obsolete. In Europe, smaller historic ports were easily converted to be reused for leisure activities. However, in North America, where the ports were larger, it was more difficult to convert the waterfronts due to logistical and contamination issues.

Over the past 40 years or so, architects and urban planners have started to recognize the redevelopment potential for waterfronts across the United States and Canada, and the impact they can have on the financial and social success of cities. Though cold-climate cities pose a unique challenge for waterfront development, with effective planning waterfront cities with freezing winter months can still take advantage of the spaces year-round.

Mann Island / Broadway Malyan

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Architects: Broadway Malyan
Location: , Merseyside, UK
Area: 46666.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Edmund Sumner

Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects Design Beekeeping and Honey Extraction Center for Tanzania

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New York-based Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects, in collaboration with Follow the Honey, National Beekeeping Supplies, and Nyuki Safari Company, have revealed designs for the Mizengo Pinda Asali & Nyuki Sanctuary in , Tanzania. The grassroots-supported facility will provide a centralized hub for honey extraction, processing, and public sales, in addition to education for local villages on sustainable farming methods and resource management. The centre is set to become a bustling new community hive for Dodoma, and is envisioned as a case study of “how community-based resource management can stimulate return for all stakeholders and offer a means of economic independence to residents of rural communities.”

David Adjaye’s Temporary Museum Hosts “All the World’s Future’s” at Venice’s 56th International Art Exhibition

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A temporary pavilion designed by London-based firm Adjaye Associates is housing a selection of works for the 56th International Art , ”All the World’s Futures,” in Venice. Curated by Okwui Enwezor, the exhibition explores the numerous ways in which art can be experienced in “an unfolding of typologies.” Adjaye Associate’s temporary seeks to parallel Enwezor’s curatorial vision, and is nestled within a 316-meter-long, 16th-century ship-building warehouse in the Arsenale district.

Finlandia Dwellings / Lluís Corbella

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Architects: Lluís Corbella
Location: Sants, , ,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Lluís Corbella

Dutch Artist Transforms Amsterdam’s Museumplein With ‘Waterlicht’

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Waterlicht (or ‘water light’) is a new light installation which has temporarily transformed Amsterdam’s Museumplein into a “dream landscape” expressing both the power, and the poetry, of water. The shifting shapes and liquid movement of the artwork also have a very real purpose: like a virtual flood, the level of the lights show how high the water could submerge Holland and parts of The Netherlands without constant human intervention. The installation highlights how innovation in engineering, something which is embedded “within the DNA of the Dutch landscape” of polders and dikes, has been “almost forgotten.” The nation’s vulnerability against the power of the oceans is pertinently expressed in this experiential urban intervention.

Silverlight / Adjaye Associates

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Architects: Adjaye Associates
Location: , UK
Structural Engineer: Techniker
Area: 603.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Adjaye Associates

Russia Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / SPEECH

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Architects: SPEECH
Location: Via Giorgio Stephenson, 107, 20157 , Italy
Architects In Charge: Sergei Tchoban, Alexei Ilyin, Marina Kuznetskaya
Area: 3260.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Alexey Naroditskiy, Roland Halbe

Micro-apartment in Berlin / spamroom + johnpaulcoss

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Architects: spamroom , johnpaulcoss
Location: Stephanstraße 23, 10559 ,
Area: 21.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Ringo Paulusch

Three Trees House / DADA & Partners

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Architects: DADA & Partners
Location: Chattarpur, Chhatarpur, , Delhi, India
Area: 17000.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ranjan Sharma / Lightzone India