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Exhibition: Urban Enactments, the Work of Andrés Jaque

00:00 - 8 April, 2014
Exhibition: Urban Enactments, the Work of Andrés Jaque, Never Never Land House / © Miguel de Guzmán
Never Never Land House / © Miguel de Guzmán

Starting this week,The Princeton University School of Architecture will hold until May 14 a retrospective exhibition on the work of Andrés Jaque and his architectural practice Office for Poitical Innovation. It includes their production since 2000, including several projects we've published in the past like the Plasencia Clergy House, Sweet Parliament Home, Escaravox and the Never Never Land House.

In the last 10 years the Office for Political Innovation has explored the question: ‘What happens to architectural practices when common notions of the urban (as something confined in cities) are replaced by others in which the urban is contained in urban enactments (ordinary interactions in which politics are produced)?’

More after the break.

Surreal Renderings of Disaster-Resistant Structures

00:00 - 8 April, 2014
Surreal Renderings of Disaster-Resistant Structures, Rendering by Dionisio González, for his series "Dauphin Island". Image Courtesy of The Huffington Post
Rendering by Dionisio González, for his series "Dauphin Island". Image Courtesy of The Huffington Post

The following article by Priscilla Frank originally appeared in The Huffington Post as "Artist Designs Surreal Futuristic Forts That Can Withstand Natural Disaster."

Dauphin Island, located off the coast of Alabama in the Gulf of Mexico, is known for experiencing perpetual and catastrophic hurricanes. When a storm hits the small island of around 1,200 people, it often washes away much of the coastline with it, leaving residents to rebuild their homes again and again following every big storm.

Artist Dionisio González became fascinated by this society's ability to endure creation and destruction in such rapid succession, willingly succumbing to the whims of nature's cycles time and time again. The artist, who has always held an interest in architecture, embarked on a mission to design surreal structures that would better suit the fraught island's populous, fusing fantasy with the inhabitants' inevitable reality.

More on González's surreal architectural images, after the break...

Canada’s Raymond Moriyama Launches $100k Pritzker Rival

00:00 - 8 April, 2014
Canada’s Raymond Moriyama Launches $100k Pritzker Rival , Moriyama RAIC International Prize
Moriyama RAIC International Prize

Architect Raymond Moriyama, founder of Toronto-based Moriyama and Teshima Architects, has collaborated with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) to launch an international CAD $100,000 prize open to architects with “outstanding” work or non-architects who have had an “exceptional contribution to architecture.”

With an aim to raise the stature of the RAIC and “inspire all Canadians and Canadian architects to aspire higher,” as Moriyama stated, the biennial Moriyama RAIC International Prize has the potential to rival the Pritzker as one of the world’s largest, and expectantly most “prestigious” cash prizes in architecture. 

However, based on the ideals of “Moriyama’s passion for humanistic architecture that transforms society through an emphasis on values such as social justice, equality and inclusivity,” the Prize is expected to set itself apart from Pritzker's focus on lifetime achievement.  

BE House / spaceworkers

01:00 - 8 April, 2014
BE House / spaceworkers, © FG+SG - architectural photography
© FG+SG - architectural photography

© FG+SG - architectural photography © FG+SG - architectural photography © FG+SG - architectural photography © FG+SG - architectural photography +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paredes, Portugal
  • Architects in Charge

    Henrique Marques e Rui Dinis
  • Project Team

    Rui Rodrigues, Sérgio Rocha, Daniel Neto, Vasco Giesta e José Carlos
  • Project Area

    800 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Villa/ Gallery in Karuizawa / Makoto Yamaguchi Design

01:00 - 8 April, 2014
Villa/ Gallery in Karuizawa / Makoto Yamaguchi Design, © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura +19

Quality Chop Shop / Fraher Architects

01:00 - 8 April, 2014
Quality Chop Shop  / Fraher Architects, © Jack Hobhouse
© Jack Hobhouse

© Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse +15

Dwell on Design Convention To Showcase Modern Living

00:00 - 8 April, 2014
Dwell on Design Convention To Showcase Modern Living, Google Glasses DOD LA. Image Courtesy of Dwell Media LLC - PST
Google Glasses DOD LA. Image Courtesy of Dwell Media LLC - PST

Dwell on Design, an immersive 3-day design exhibition at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 20-22, will feature over 400 exhibitors and 90 presentations on ‘new ideas for modern living.’

AIA Names 10 Most Impressive Houses of 2014

00:00 - 8 April, 2014
AIA Names 10 Most Impressive Houses of 2014, Sol Duc Cabin; Seattle / Olson Kundig Architects
Sol Duc Cabin; Seattle / Olson Kundig Architects

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected ten recipients for their 14th annual Housing Awards. Considered to be the year's most impressive works, the awards are designed to "recognize the best in U.S. housing design" and "promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource." The winners, after the break... 

Barclays Center to be Topped with Massive Green Roof

00:00 - 8 April, 2014
Barclays Center to be Topped with Massive Green Roof, © SHoP Architects
© SHoP Architects

Developers Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) and Greenland Group have decided to realize SHoP Architects’ original plan to top Brooklyn’s Barclays Center with a 130,000 square foot green roof. Though the design was first disregarded due to budget cuts, the developers have deemed it necessary to enhance the marketability the Atlantic Yards’ three residential towers - the first is currently underway - and dampen the noise from loud concerts. Little details have been released about the green roof’s design, however rumor has it that it might not be open to the public as it was originally intended. 

Buy a Piece of the Royal Academy's Sensing Spaces Exhibition

00:00 - 8 April, 2014
Buy a Piece of the Royal Academy's Sensing Spaces Exhibition, Eduardo Souto de Moura's Square Arch. Image © James Taylor-Foster
Eduardo Souto de Moura's Square Arch. Image © James Taylor-Foster

London's Royal Academy of Arts (RA) is selling off parts of their blockbuster architectural exhibition, Sensing Spaces. The Great Architecture Fair will see the seven practices behind the enormous installations select objects and materials from the exhibition to be repurposed as beautiful, unique items available to buy. In addition to these, the RA are offering members of the public the chance to experience the spaces out-of-hours "to give you your own exclusive moment in the exhibition." 

Ranging from a top step from Chilean architects Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen's gargantuan installation for £450, to a bag of pebbles (plus certificate) from Li Xiaodong's Zen Garden for £10, slices of one of the world's most accessible architecture exhibitions in recent years are up for grabs.

Li Xiaodong's Installation. Image © Benedict Johnson Eduardo Souto de Moura's Square Arch Installation (detail). Image © James Taylor-Foster Pezo von Ellrichshausen's Monumental Installation. Image © James Harris Kengo Kuma's Installation. Image © James Taylor-Foster +7

Boisset House Transformation / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

01:00 - 8 April, 2014
Boisset House Transformation / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes, © Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher +19

What's the Reality of Architectural Labor in the US? Take the Survey Now

00:00 - 8 April, 2014
What's the Reality of Architectural Labor in the US? Take the Survey Now, © The Architecture Lobby
© The Architecture Lobby

The Architecture Lobby has released a seventy-question survey that seeks to gather a broad range of data about architectural work--from firm standards and policies to worker satisfaction--which will provide open-source information about the realities of architectural labor in the US. We will publish the results in the coming months; in the meantime you can aid in the project by taking The Architecture Lobby survey here (open through April).

Revival of the Casino of Montréal / Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux + Provencher Roy Architectes

01:00 - 8 April, 2014
© Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau

© Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau ©  Marc Cramer +25

Chesapeake Building One / Elliott + Associates Architects

01:00 - 8 April, 2014
Chesapeake Building One  / Elliott + Associates Architects, © Scott McDonald - Hedrich Blessing
© Scott McDonald - Hedrich Blessing

© Scott McDonald - Hedrich Blessing © Scott McDonald - Hedrich Blessing © Scott McDonald - Hedrich Blessing © Scott McDonald - Hedrich Blessing +25

Restaurant 'The Jane' Antwerp / Piet Boon

01:00 - 8 April, 2014
Restaurant 'The Jane' Antwerp / Piet Boon, © Richard Powers
© Richard Powers

© Richard Powers © Richard Powers © Richard Powers © Richard Powers +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paradeplein, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium
  • Windows

    Studio Job
  • Chandelier

    .PSLAB
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Myra – School Of Business / Architecture Paradigm

01:00 - 8 April, 2014
Myra – School Of Business / Architecture Paradigm, © Anand Jaju
© Anand Jaju

© Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mysore, Karnataka, India
  • Design Team

    Manoj Ladhad, Vimal Jain, Sandeep J, Prajwal M Krishna, Supriya A G
  • Area

    45000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Cave Residence / APOLLO Architects & Associates

01:00 - 8 April, 2014
Cave Residence / APOLLO Architects & Associates, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +17

Concrete and Cedar Lath Villa / Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz

01:00 - 7 April, 2014
Concrete and Cedar Lath Villa / Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz, Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz
Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz

Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz +10