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Family house Palkovice / Qarta Architektura

00:00 - 6 February, 2014
Family house Palkovice / Qarta Architektura , © Jiří Hurt
© Jiří Hurt

© Jiří Hurt © Jiří Hurt © Jiří Hurt © Jiří Hurt +20

A McDonald's Controversy Raises Debate on Designing for the Elderly

00:00 - 5 February, 2014
A McDonald's Controversy Raises Debate on Designing for the Elderly, © Flickr CC User symmetry_mind
© Flickr CC User symmetry_mind

In an article for the New York Times, Michael Kimmelman gets to the bottom of an unusual local dispute: a McDonald's in Queens, New York is kicking out groups of elderly Koreans who are out-staying their 20-minute welcome (and who have no access to community spaces nearby). The story raises an important question: how can we design our cities with elder populations in mind (a generation on track to out-number all others in the next few years)? You can read this poignant tale in full here.

Four Practices Re-Envision Parking in Long Island Downtowns

01:00 - 5 February, 2014
Parks and Rides. Image © Roger Sherman Architecture + Urban Design and the Long Island Index
Parks and Rides. Image © Roger Sherman Architecture + Urban Design and the Long Island Index

Long Island’s downtowns have more than 4,000 acres of surface area dedicated to parking lots. That’s roughly 6.5 square miles of prime real estate, a phenomenon quite common in most American cities. When necessary, these lots are often exchanged for a standard “set of concrete shelves” that share little to no connection with their surroundings. This leads to the question, why must parking garages be so monofunctional and, well, ugly?

To help solve this nationwide issue, the Long Island Index challenged four leading architectural firms to envision a more innovative way to free up surface lot space in four Long Island communities. 

See what they came up with, after the break...

Can you prove that you will be the next great architect in just five days?

01:00 - 5 February, 2014
Can you prove that you will be the next great architect in just five days?

120 HOURS, - one of the worlds most important student competition, for and by architecture students, challenge you to redefine the meaning of sustainability in architecture. The catch; you only have five short days, and you have to convince OMA-partner Ellen Van Loon. Still up for it?

If you are so lucky as to find yourself with a job after you graduate school, the leap from student life to professional architect can be quite a challenge. From working on projects with deadlines many months down the line, to working day and night on proposals due “yesterday”. This is the harsh reality for most young professionals.

In 2010, three students at the Oslo School of Architecture wanted to create a new arena where Norwegian students could acquaint themselves with life as a professional architect. The result was the birth of the competition 120 HOURS.

Find out more after the break.

Grimshaw Selected to Redevelop Ireland’s Most Prestigious Racecourse

01:00 - 5 February, 2014
Grimshaw Selected to Redevelop Ireland’s Most Prestigious Racecourse, Courtesy of Grimshaw
Courtesy of Grimshaw

The Irish Turf Club has selected Grimshaw, alongside collaborators Newenham Mulligan & Associates (NMA), amongst 100 other leading practices to envision a concept design for the modernization of Ireland’s most prestigious thoroughbred race course. 

Embedded within County Kildare’s open plains, the historic Curragh Racecourse is need of a masterplan that preserves the site, upgrades facilities and respects the surrounding landscape. Grimshaw’s winning proposal promises to satisfy these requests, in addition to constructing a new grandstand that retains the “intimate and distinctive character” of the existing grounds. 

Individual House / N+B Architectes

01:00 - 5 February, 2014
Individual House / N+B Architectes, © Paul Kozlowski
© Paul Kozlowski

© Paul Kozlowski © Paul Kozlowski © Paul Kozlowski © Paul Kozlowski +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Montferrier-sur-Lez, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Elodie Nourrigat & Jacques Brion
  • Area

    170.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

TADAH Office / TADAH Collaboration

01:00 - 5 February, 2014
TADAH Office / TADAH Collaboration, Courtesy of TADAH Collaboration
Courtesy of TADAH Collaboration

Courtesy of TADAH Collaboration Courtesy of TADAH Collaboration Courtesy of TADAH Collaboration Courtesy of TADAH Collaboration +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Area

    1620.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of TADAH Collaboration

216 Social Dwellings for students and professors in Cerdanyola del Vallés / Bru Lacomba Setoain

01:00 - 5 February, 2014
216 Social Dwellings for students and professors in Cerdanyola del Vallés / Bru Lacomba Setoain, © J. Bernadó
© J. Bernadó

Courtesy of Bru Lacomba Setoain Courtesy of Bru Lacomba Setoain Courtesy of Bru Lacomba Setoain © J. Bernadó +13

Edificio de viviendas en Barcelona / Mateo arquitectura

01:00 - 5 February, 2014
Edificio de viviendas en Barcelona / Mateo arquitectura, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +11

The Living Wins P.S.1 with Compostable Brick Tower

01:00 - 5 February, 2014
The Living Wins P.S.1 with Compostable Brick Tower, © The Living
© The Living

The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 has selected "Hy-Fi," a “circular tower of organic and reflective bricks” designed by The Living (David Benjamin), as the winner of the 15th annual Young Architects Program (YAP) in New York. An exemplar of the cradle-to-cradle philosophy, the temporary installation will be built entirely from organic material via a new method of bio-design.

Cliff House / Altius Architecture Inc

01:00 - 5 February, 2014
Cliff House / Altius Architecture Inc, Courtesy of Altius Architecture Inc
Courtesy of Altius Architecture Inc

Courtesy of Altius Architecture Inc Courtesy of Altius Architecture Inc Courtesy of Altius Architecture Inc Courtesy of Altius Architecture Inc +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Muskoka Lakes, ON, Canada
  • Architecture

    Trevor McIvor, Tony Round
  • Lead Design Architect

    Trevor McIvor, Tony Round
  • Area

    3200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Altius Architecture Inc

Residence in Papudo / Raimundo Anguita

01:00 - 5 February, 2014
Residence in Papudo / Raimundo Anguita , Courtesy of Raimundo Anguita
Courtesy of Raimundo Anguita

© Oliver llaneza © Oliver llaneza © Oliver llaneza © Oliver llaneza +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Papudo, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Raimundo Anguita , Elvira Guillon
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2003
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Raimundo Anguita, Oliver llaneza

Aarau Bus Station Canopy / Vehovar & Jauslin Architektur

00:00 - 5 February, 2014
Aarau Bus Station Canopy / Vehovar & Jauslin Architektur, © Niklaus Spoerri
© Niklaus Spoerri

© Niklaus Spoerri © Niklaus Spoerri © Niklaus Spoerri © Niklaus Spoerri +14

Inacap Downtown Campus / Estudio Larrain

01:00 - 5 February, 2014
Inacap Downtown Campus / Estudio Larrain, © Rodrigo Larrain Illanes
© Rodrigo Larrain Illanes

© Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne © Rodrigo Larrain Illanes © Rodrigo Larrain Illanes +36

Split View Mountain Lodge / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

01:00 - 5 February, 2014
Split View Mountain Lodge / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, © Søren Harder Nielsen
© Søren Harder Nielsen

© Søren Harder Nielsen © Søren Harder Nielsen Courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter Courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter +28

Teshima Yokoo House / Yuko Nagayama & Associates

01:00 - 5 February, 2014
Teshima Yokoo House / Yuko Nagayama & Associates, © Daichi Ano
© Daichi Ano

© Nobutada Omote © Nobutada Omote © Nobutada Omote © Nobutada Omote +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Teshima, Teshimakarato, Tonosho, Shozu District, Kagawa Prefecture 761-4662, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Yuko Nagayama, Daisuke Yamagishi
  • Artwork And Concept

    Tadanori Yokoo
  • Area

    185.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Daichi Ano, Nobutada Omote, Courtesy of Yuko Nagayama and Associates

Agilent Technologies / SKM

01:00 - 5 February, 2014
Agilent Technologies / SKM, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    679 Springvale Road, Mulgrave VIC 3170, Australia
  • Project Architect

    Anna Maskiell
  • Workplace Strategy + Project Director

    Philip Ward
  • Design Director

    Clinton Murray
  • Project Director

    Andrew Kings
  • Area

    4200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Mun Jeong Heon / A.M Architects

01:00 - 5 February, 2014
Mun Jeong Heon / A.M Architects, © Kim Jae Kyeong
© Kim Jae Kyeong

© Kim Jae Kyeong © Kim Jae Kyeong © Kim Jae Kyeong © Kim Jae Kyeong +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bongsan-myeon, Gimcheon-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Kim Tae Yun
  • Area

    99.0 sqm
  • Photographs