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2014 Cambodia Live Build Workshop

00:00 - 27 November, 2013
2014 Cambodia Live Build Workshop

Building Trust is a non-profit charity founded in 2010. Last month, we featured one of the schools they have worked on in Thailand, and they now have a number of sustainable design and build projects in Cambodia during 2014, including a health center, a school, a wildlife conservation project and housing.

Gardening center / Architekti DRNH

01:00 - 27 November, 2013
Gardening center / Architekti DRNH, © Tomáš Malý
© Tomáš Malý
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kromeriz, Czech Republic
  • Design Team

    Eduard Štěrbák
  • Master Plan

    Transat architekti
  • Area

    800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Tomáš Malý © Tomáš Malý © Tomáš Malý © Tomáš Malý +29

Prachasongkroa Kindergarden School / NPDA Studio

01:00 - 27 November, 2013
© Tanet Chantaket
© Tanet Chantaket
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kanchanaburi, Thailand
  • Design Team

    Alongkorn Chaijumras, Pongharit Tientatchai
  • Design Director

    Nutthawut Piriyaprakob
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Tanet Chantaket © Tanet Chantaket © Tanet Chantaket © Tanet Chantaket +20

Hotel ICON / Rocco Design Architects

01:00 - 27 November, 2013
Hotel ICON / Rocco Design Architects, Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects
Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects

Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects +10

Menlo Oaks Residence / Ana Williamson Architect

01:00 - 27 November, 2013
Menlo Oaks Residence / Ana Williamson Architect, © Dasja Dolan
© Dasja Dolan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Menlo Park, CA, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Ana Williamson
  • Landscape Architect

    Keith Willig Landscape Architecture & Construction
  • Interiors

    SDK Designs
  • Area

    4018.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Dasja Dolan © Dasja Dolan © Dasja Dolan © Dasja Dolan +16

ArchDaily at the University of Arizona

00:00 - 27 November, 2013
ArchDaily at the University of Arizona

ArchDaily will lecture on Dec 2nd at the University of Arizona College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture, as part of their Critical Practice lecture series.

Taipei Announced as 2016 World Design Capital

00:00 - 27 November, 2013
Taipei Announced as 2016 World Design Capital, OMA’s Taipei Performing Arts Center Set for Completion in 2015.
OMA’s Taipei Performing Arts Center Set for Completion in 2015.

It’s official: Taipei has been selected as the 2016 World Design Capital (WDC). This doesn’t come by surprise, as back in August they were the only city selected by International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) to move onto the competition’s final round. 

The city campaigned under the slogan “Adaptive City: Design in Motion,” focusing on how design can improve the living standards of their citizens. To strengthen their campaign, officials proposed 20 projects under the “Public Policy by Design” program that intended to strengthen the connection between designers, the public and funders. Over 600 workshops have already been conducted, encouraging collaboration between the city’s top officials and design professionals, and many more are scheduled to take place.

An Interview with Yung Ho Chang, Atelier FCJZ

01:00 - 27 November, 2013
An Interview with Yung Ho Chang, Atelier FCJZ , Zhang Yonghe. Image © Pier Alessio Rizzardi
Zhang Yonghe. Image © Pier Alessio Rizzardi

"When you find a piece of stone which is three or four hundreds years old, then you understand the notion of time as more than what we can experience as human beings. At that moment the old thing might be beautiful, it might be ugly. It doesn't matter, but it gives you a sense of profound time, and then you understand your history and ancestors that lived in a different world, different from the one we are in now."-Yung Ho Chang

Located in Beijing’s Yuanming Yuan Park, next to the ruins of the mixed-style Baroque Palace, Yung Ho Chang's office is in an ancient wooden dwelling, surrounded by vegetable gardens grown by the architects of the studio.

In this conversation, Yung Ho, who established China’s first independent architectural office, Atelier FCJZ in 1993, laying the foundation of contemporary practice in China, talks about his story, describing a Beijing which has disappeared as well as the contemporary Beijing and its "New Beijing Sky." He talks about architecture using references from movies, literature, art and artists, describing his approach to architecture in accordance with his philosophy of life.

The Gherkin: How London’s Famous Tower Leveraged Risk and Became an Icon (Part 4)

01:00 - 26 November, 2013
The Gherkin: How London’s Famous Tower Leveraged Risk and Became an Icon (Part 4), Courtesy Jonathan Massey & Andrew Weigand
Courtesy Jonathan Massey & Andrew Weigand

This four part series (originally published on Aggregate’s website) examines the Gherkin, the London office tower designed by Foster + Partners, showing how the urban icon engaged and leveraged perceptions of risk. In part one, author Jonathan Massey introduced the concept of "risk design” to describe how the Gherkin’s design managed the risks posed by climate change, terrorism, and globalization. In parts two and three, Massey examined the building’s treatment of risks associated with climate change and terrorism. In this final installment, Massey concludes by addressing the building’s engagement with risks posed to the City of London by globalization. 

Unlike New York and other cities in which zoning codes entitle landowners to some kinds of development “as of right,” the City of London regulates property development through case-by-case review by planning officers, who judge how well the proposed construction conforms to City-wide plans and guidelines regarding factors such as building height, development density, access to transit, and impact on views and the visual character of the area. In order to develop the Gherkin, the property owners and Swiss Re had to secure planning consent from the City Corporation through its chief planning officer, Peter Wynne Rees. The review and permitting process that culminated in the granting of planning consent in August 2000 spanned the planning office as well as the market, the courts, and the press. Rees brokered a multilateral negotiation so intensive that we could almost say the building was designed by bureaucracy. Part of that negotiation entailed imagining and staging risk: climate risk, terrorism risk, and, especially, the financial risks associated with globalization.

Coach-house reconstruction of Rietavas manor / AKETURI ARCHITEKTAI

01:00 - 26 November, 2013
Coach-house reconstruction of Rietavas manor / AKETURI ARCHITEKTAI, © Norbert Tukaj
© Norbert Tukaj
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rietavas, Lithuania
  • Project Architects

    Milda Rekevičienė, Alda Tilvikaitė, Lukas Rekevičius
  • Area

    1800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Norbert Tukaj © Norbert Tukaj © Norbert Tukaj © Norbert Tukaj +23

Round Up: Ingenious Interiors

00:00 - 26 November, 2013
Cinema Center in Matadero de Legazpi / ch+qs arquitectos. Image ©  FG+SG
Cinema Center in Matadero de Legazpi / ch+qs arquitectos. Image © FG+SG

The winners of the 2013 Interior Design Excellence Awards and the Great Indoors Awards have been announced, showcasing an innovative range of projects from around the world. We've rounded up some of the best of these award-winning interiors just for you, including: the origami-inspired, timber battens of Assemble Studio; the fantastic basketry of the Cinema Center in Matadero de Legazpi, by Churtichaga & Quadra Salcedo Architects; OHLAB's golden Relojería Alemana; El Equipo Creativo's PAKTA Restaurant of looms; and Breathe Architecture's rebellious metallic and wooden Captain Melville. Enjoy!

Elevated Park Planned for World Trade Center

00:00 - 26 November, 2013
Elevated Park Planned for World Trade Center, Early Schematic Rendering of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and Liberty Park. Image Courtesy of Tribeca Citizen
Early Schematic Rendering of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and Liberty Park. Image Courtesy of Tribeca Citizen

The World Trade Center’s “best-kept secret” has been revealed. As reported by the New York Times, the Port Authority released details on what will be “Liberty Park,” an acre-sized, elevated park lifted 25 feet above Liberty Street on the WTC site. Planned for completion in 2015, the $50 million landscaped terrace will connect the financial district with Battery Park City, while providing a panoramic view of the National September 11 Memorial and serving as a forecourt for the new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. More information on Liberty Park can be found here

Exhibition: Melbourne Now

00:00 - 26 November, 2013
Exhibition: Melbourne Now

Melbourne Now celebrates the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice to reflect the complex creative landscape of Melbourne.

ARCHICINE: Illustrations of Architecture in Film

01:00 - 26 November, 2013
The Big Lebowski. Directed by Joel Coen. Image Courtesy of Federico Babina
The Big Lebowski. Directed by Joel Coen. Image Courtesy of Federico Babina

Federico Babina, the mastermind behind ARCHI-PIX (Parts One and Two) has come up with  a fun new series  - ARCHICINE - representing iconic works of architecture that have played protagonists on film. We've rounded up all the illustrations -check them out after the break!

Mon Oncle. Directed Jacques Tati. Image Courtesy of Federico Babina The Incredibles. Directed by Brad Bird. Image Courtesy of Federico Babina Star Wars. Directed by George Lucas. Image Courtesy of Federico Babina  Body Double. Directed by Brian De Palma . Image Courtesy of Federico Babina +17

Hanegi Shrine Gathering Place / Ishda Architects + Openvision

01:00 - 26 November, 2013
Hanegi Shrine Gathering Place / Ishda Architects + Openvision, © Jun Kumagai
© Jun Kumagai
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hanegi, Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Mamiko Ishida, Sachiko Tanaka
  • Structural Engineer

    Mikio Koshihara
  • Area

    940.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Jun Kumagai © Jun Kumagai © Jun Kumagai © Jun Kumagai +25

Casa del Bosque / Taller|A arquitectos

01:00 - 26 November, 2013
Casa del Bosque / Taller|A arquitectos, © Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Dante Di Lorenzo
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa +23

Three Cusps Chalet / Tiago do Vale Arquitectos

01:00 - 26 November, 2013
© João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +45

Vivienda Estaca de Bares / OCO_STUDIO

01:00 - 26 November, 2013
Vivienda Estaca de Bares / OCO_STUDIO, © Héctor Santos-Díez
© Héctor Santos-Díez
  • Architects

  • Location

    15337 O Porto de Bares, A Coruña, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Marcos Álvarez Montes
  • Design Team

    Moriyón Romero
  • Tecnic Architect

    Luis Torrente
  • Area

    216.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Héctor Santos-Díez © Héctor Santos-Díez © Héctor Santos-Díez © Héctor Santos-Díez +26