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Puxadinho / VAGA

13:00 - 20 April, 2017

©  Manuel Sá ©  Manuel Sá ©  Manuel Sá ©  Manuel Sá +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    R. Fradique Coutinho - Vila Madalena, São Paulo - SP, Brasil
  • Authors

    Fernando O’leary, Pedro Domingues, Pedro Faria
  • Area

    18.2 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

David Adjaye Named to TIME's List of 100 Most Influential People

12:01 - 20 April, 2017

TIME Magazine has named architect David Adjaye to their annual list of 100 Most Influential People, recognizing the world figures who have had the most impact on society in the past year in five categories: Pioneers, Titans, Artists, Leaders, and Icons. Unlike Bjarke Ingels and Wang Shu – who were selected under the Artist category in 2016 and 2013, respectively – Adjaye was nominated in the Icons category alongside champions including media personality RuPaul, subversive photographer Cindy Sherman, and US Congressman John Lewis, the civil rights leader who was the original advocate for a National African American Museum in Washington, which was eventually designed by Adjaye and inaugurated last September.

In the citation for the award, Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem (and currently working with the architect on an expansion project for the museum), describes Adjaye as “one of the great architectural visionaries of our time,” and lauds his work as “deeply rooted in both the present moment and the complex context of history."

The 25th Biennial of Design, Ljubljana: "Faraway, So Close"

12:00 - 20 April, 2017
The 25th Biennial of Design, Ljubljana: "Faraway, So Close"

Curated by Angela Rui and Maja Vardjan, and organized by the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana, the 25th Biennial of Design—FARAWAY, SO CLOSE—responds to the observation that although the city remains the model within which the evolution of contemporary society is discussed and interpreted, we are now witnessing a growing percentage of people that leave the city for other contexts and environments.

CBR House / Cristián Berríos

11:00 - 20 April, 2017
CBR House  / Cristián Berríos, Courtesy of Archivo CBA
Courtesy of Archivo CBA

©  Ignacio Bisbal Courtesy of Archivo CBA ©  Ignacio Bisbal ©  Ignacio Bisbal +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Pedro de la Paz, Bío Bío Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Cristián Berríos
  • Area

    172.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

As Roads Become High-Tech, Historic Toll Booths Might Need to Be Saved

09:30 - 20 April, 2017
As Roads Become High-Tech, Historic Toll Booths Might Need to Be Saved, Tollbooth in New Harmony, Indiana. Image via <a href='http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/highsm.04189/'>Library of Congress/LC-DIG-HIGHSM-04189</a>
Tollbooth in New Harmony, Indiana. Image via Library of Congress/LC-DIG-HIGHSM-04189

This article was originally published on Atlas Obscura as "The Case for Preserving the 20th Century Tollbooth."

Massachusetts is destroying its toll plazas. By the end of this year, every single one on the Massachusetts Turnpike will have been demolished. Drivers will still pay to use the road—they will zoom through the metal arches of electronic tolling infrastructure—but the routine of slowing down, stopping to grab a ticket, and waiting for the barrier to rise will be gone.

Massachusetts is being more aggressive than most places about sweeping away its old tolling infrastructure, but all across the country, from New York to FloridaTexas to California, road authorities are switching to all-electronic tolling. While it’s too soon to declare the tollbooth dead, it’s easy to imagine a future in which roads are unencumbered by boxy plazas and simple gates.

Parque Educativo Remedios / Relieve Arquitectura

09:00 - 20 April, 2017
Parque Educativo Remedios / Relieve Arquitectura, © Isaac Ramírez
© Isaac Ramírez

© Isaac Ramírez © Isaac Ramírez © Isaac Ramírez Parque Educativo Remedios / Relieve Arquitectura +32

30 Sites Every Architect Should Visit in Mexico City

08:00 - 20 April, 2017
30 Sites Every Architect Should Visit in Mexico City , via Flickr user: © Kasper Christensen, bajo licencia CC BY-SA 2.0
via Flickr user: © Kasper Christensen, bajo licencia CC BY-SA 2.0

Though the idea of a vacation in Mexico usually brings to mind images of margaritas on white-sand beaches, it seems the country is slowly but surely gaining recognition in other aspects as well. Among the most populated urban cities in Latin America and the world – not to mention The New York Times' number one "Place to Go in 2016" – Mexico City offers a particular cultural diversity evident both in its traditions and in its architecture. Considering it's the main tourist, educational, cultural, economic and political center of Mexico, it makes sense that it's the perfect scenario for the social encounters of its multicultural inhabitants and tourists.

The sites of architectural interest alone are worth the visit, with prehispanic, classic, modern and contemporary examples ranging from Juan O'Gorman and Luis Barragán to Felix Candela and David Chipperfield. Add to that the fact that its gastronomic scene has garnered much praise and attention in recent years, and you've got a perfect combo. Below is a carefully curated list of 30 sites that every architect should know and visit.

This Photoseries Captures the State of China’s Renowned Architectural Icons

06:00 - 20 April, 2017
This Photoseries Captures the State of China’s Renowned Architectural Icons, © Kris Provoost
© Kris Provoost

A simultaneous celebration of their cultural iconicity and distillation from their various contexts, Beautified China is a photographic essay by Kris Provoost (one-half of the vlogging duo behind #donotsettle) that tracks the evolution of Chinese architectural landmarks over the course of the past 7 years. Beginning his investigation with the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, Provoost considers a decade of architecture proposed for China by the profession’s biggest names, many of which have been built now with monumental reputations in rising cities. 

“Most ‘starchitects’ had their chance to build, or to fulfill their wildest dreams,” explains Provoost. “Some of them became landmarks: CCTV headquarters by Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren or the Bird’s Nest/National Stadium by Herzog and de Meuron for example. Others have turned a suburb into a new center, or have established a new city on its own.”

International Youth Centre / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Kris Provoost China Pavilion / JingTang. Image © Kris Provoost British Pavilion / Heatherwick Studio. Image © Kris Provoost Galaxy SOHO / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Kris Provoost +22

B&W Building / mzc+

05:00 - 20 April, 2017
B&W Building / mzc+, © Marco Zanta
© Marco Zanta

© Marco Zanta © Marco Zanta © Marco Zanta © Marco Zanta +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    31100 Treviso, Province of Treviso, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Giuseppe Cangialosi
  • Area

    980.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

National Library of Lithuania / 2XJ

03:00 - 20 April, 2017
National Library of Lithuania / 2XJ, ©  Leonas Garbačauskas
© Leonas Garbačauskas

©  Leonas Garbačauskas            ©  Leonas Garbačauskas            ©  Leonas Garbačauskas            ©  Leonas Garbačauskas            +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Architects in Charge

    Jokūbas Jurgelis, Laimis Valančiūnas, Jurga Marcinauskaitė
  • Area

    6100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

N1 Housing / Studio Simovic

02:00 - 20 April, 2017
N1 Housing / Studio Simovic, © Relja Ivanic
© Relja Ivanic

© Relja Ivanic        © Relja Ivanic        Courtesy of N1 Housing © Relja Ivanic        +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nemanjina, Kragujevac, Serbia
  • Architects in Charge

    Petar and Marija Simovic
  • Area

    441.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Maison d'Artiste: An Unfinished Icon by De Stijl

01:00 - 20 April, 2017
Maison d'Artiste: An Unfinished Icon by De Stijl, Cover Maison D'Artiste
Cover Maison D'Artiste

Description via Amazon. Though it was never built, the design for the legendary artist’s house Maison d’Artiste is one of the key works of the Dutch avant-garde movement De Stijl. Created in 1923 by painter Theo van Doesburg and architect Cornelis van Eesteren for De Stijl’s first group exhibition, the Maison d’Artiste was intended to encapsulate what De Stijl aspired to: a new everyday environment achieved through the harmonious fusion of painting and architecture. The scale model presented De Stijl’s ideal space for life and work, with a gym, a music room and a studio, as well as living spaces like guest rooms and bathrooms. Maison d’Artiste: An Unfinished Icon by De Stijl explores the revolutionary cultural importance of the design, its significance for the history of De Stijl and its place in a history of the unbuilt architecture of the 20th century.

Around the Corner Grain / Eureka + MARU。architecture

22:00 - 19 April, 2017
Around the Corner Grain / Eureka + MARU。architecture, © Ookura Hideki
© Ookura Hideki

Toodyay Shack / Paul Wakelam Architect - A Workshop

20:00 - 19 April, 2017
Toodyay Shack / Paul Wakelam Architect - A Workshop, © Luke Carter Wilton
© Luke Carter Wilton

© Luke Carter Wilton © Luke Carter Wilton © Luke Carter Wilton © Luke Carter Wilton +21

WOXSEN / Designhaaus Solutions

19:00 - 19 April, 2017
WOXSEN / Designhaaus Solutions, ©  Ricken Desai
© Ricken Desai

©  Ricken Desai ©  Ricken Desai ©  Ricken Desai ©  Ricken Desai +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kamkole, Sadasivpet, Medak District, Hyderabad, Telangana 502345, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Rajeev Sharma, Gourav Das, Md. Ghouseudeen, Sandeep Kumawat, Ankur Manchanda, Tahseen Sultana
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Buena Vista / Shaun Lockyer Architects

17:00 - 19 April, 2017
Buena Vista / Shaun Lockyer Architects, © Scott Burrows Photography
© Scott Burrows Photography

© Scott Burrows Photography             © Scott Burrows Photography             © Scott Burrows Photography             © Scott Burrows Photography             +56

AIA Selects Top 10 Most Sustainable Projects of 2017

16:05 - 19 April, 2017
AIA Selects Top 10 Most Sustainable Projects of 2017, Stanford University Central Energy Facility; Stanford, California / ZGF Architects LLP. Image © Matthew Anderson
Stanford University Central Energy Facility; Stanford, California / ZGF Architects LLP. Image © Matthew Anderson

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have named the recipients of the 2017 Top Ten Awards, celebrating buildings that best exemplify the integration of great design, great performance and sustainable design excellence.

Now in its 21st year, the COTE Top Ten Awards program was established to honor projects that protect and enhance the environment through an integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology.

GC House / YourArchitectLondon

15:00 - 19 April, 2017
GC House / YourArchitectLondon, © Adrián Vázquez
© Adrián Vázquez

© Adrián Vázquez  © Adrián Vázquez  © Adrián Vázquez  © Adrián Vázquez  +24