AIA 2013: Top Ten Lessons of Leadership by General Colin Powell

00:00 - 23 June, 2013
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"It's not where you start in life, it's where you end up and all the places you went in between." - United States General Colin L. Powell

For the closing keynote speaker of the stimulating, three-day “Building Leaders” convention in Colorado, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) selected one of America’s most admired public figures to share wisdom and insight to becoming a great leader. 

General Colin L. Powell, a first-generation American born from Jamaican immigrants in 1937, is the epitome of the American dream. Starting life in the South Bronx, Powell paved his way to becoming a highly respected, four-star general in the United States Army and the first African American to serve as Secretary of State. A natural storyteller, Powell effortlessly captivated the audience of architects with a series of experiences and lessons he had learned throughout his lifetime of service. 

General Colin Powell’s top ten lessons of leadership after the break...

Taichung City Cultural Center Competition Entry / BAT (Bilbao Architecture Team)

01:00 - 23 June, 2013
Courtesy of BAT (Bilbao Architecture Team)
Courtesy of BAT (Bilbao Architecture Team)

Designed by BAT (Bilbao Architecture Team), their proposal for the new City Cultural Center grows from the earth, with the strength of the sea and mountains, to show to the world how Taiwan is; how Taichung is. The design uses this strength to configure an astonishing landscape architecture able to project the cultural center internationally. More images and architects' description after the break.

Heyri Theater / BCHO Architects

01:00 - 23 June, 2013
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© Wooseop Hwang

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Future Town Hall of Tønder Competition Entry / WE Architecture

01:00 - 23 June, 2013
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© WE Architecture

Designed by WE Architecture, their proposal for the future town hall of Tønder draws a discreet profile in the landscape,that will stand out as a landmark in the city. The building aims to strengthen the character of Tønder, emphasize the story of the marshes, and will be the starting point for tourists traveling and exploring the Danish wetland nature. The new town hall is not just an expansion, but a link between marsh on one side and the existing City Hall and Slotsbanken on the other side. More images and architects’ description after the break. 

Healthcare Center in Tordera / Carles Muro + Charmaine Lay

01:00 - 23 June, 2013
© Carles Muro  + Charmaine Lay
© Carles Muro + Charmaine Lay
  • Architects

    Charmaine Lay, Carles Muro
  • Location

    Carrer P.P.Carretera de Foga, 08490 Tordera, Barcelona, Spain
  • Area

    1600.0 m2
  • Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Carles Muro + Charmaine Lay

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D.H.C Energy Production Center / Alday Jover Arquitectura y Paisaje

01:00 - 22 June, 2013
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  • Architects

    Alday Jover Arquitectura y Paisaje
  • Location

    Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Team

    Iñaki Alday, Margarita Jover, arq. autores; Lorena Bello, arq. responsable, Elena Albareda, Jesús Arcos , Nicole Lacoste, Andreu Meixide, Shinji Miyazaki, Rafael Pleguezuelos, Filippo Poli, Marta Serra, Enric Dulsat, Saida Dalmau, Catalina Salvá arq. col., Eulalia Valldosera, artista, Artec3, Maurici Ginés, Virginia García
  • Lighting

    Grupo JG, Amalia Fuentes,
  • Facilities

    Benedicto
  • Technical Architects

    Gestió Projectes
  • Client

    Expoagua 2008 S.A.
  • Year

    2008
  • Photography

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'Far Rockaway: Accommodating Nature' - MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / archedesign

01:00 - 22 June, 2013
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Courtesy of archedesign

The ‘Far Rockaway: Accommodating Nature’ proposal by archedesign for the MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas accommodates nature, instead of fighting it. Selected as one of the winning entries, the concept both creates a more fluid connection between the urban neighborhood and the surrounding water, and helps to minimize future environmental damage.  It does this by re-purposing the concrete structures remaining from the dilapidated boardwalk, and creating pathways that will channel surge water to flow between the ocean and the bay. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Alvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura To Create Temporary Pavilion in Sao Paolo

00:00 - 22 June, 2013
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Exterior Image

Thanks to Alvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura, Portugal's two Pritzker Laureates, Sao Paulo will soon have its own temporary summer pavilion - a la the Serpentine Gallery - in the city's most important green space: Ibirapuera Park. 

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Strømbu Rest Area / Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

01:00 - 22 June, 2013
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Courtesy of Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

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51 Public Social Dwellings / Conxita Balcells Blesa

01:00 - 22 June, 2013
Courtesy of Conxita Balcells Blesa
Courtesy of Conxita Balcells Blesa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer de Sardenya, 95, 08018 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect

    Conxita Balcells Blesa
  • Area

    3875.0 m2
  • Year

    2007
  • Photography

    Courtesy of Conxita Balcells Blesa

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'Redesigning Detroit: A New Vision for an Iconic Site' Competition Entry / H Architecture

01:00 - 22 June, 2013
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Courtesy of H Architecture

The Incubator Matrix: Live/Work/Play proposal for the Redesigning Detroit: A New Vision for an Iconic Site competition consists of a facility for a new industrial ecosystem to revitalize downtown Detroit. Designed by H Architecture, their design is a live/work station for high-tech start-up companies and creative young artists to continuously challenge each other and spark innovation. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Three Finalists Selected for PXSTL Competition

00:00 - 22 June, 2013
PXSTL site on Washington Boulevard. Photo courtesy of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts.
PXSTL site on Washington Boulevard. Photo courtesy of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts.

Launched by the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, three finalists were just selected for their PXSTL Competition. Focusing on the interplay of art, design, architecture, and urban life, PXSTL invited designers, architects, and artists to re-imagine and develop a vacant lot in the St. Louis Cultural District. The finalists include Design Collective Rebar, Collaborative Freecell Architecture, and Artist Oscar Tuazon. More information after the break.

AIA 2013: Citizen Architect

00:00 - 22 June, 2013
Cameron Sinclair at the 2013 AIA National Convention in Denver © ArchDaily
Cameron Sinclair at the 2013 AIA National Convention in Denver © ArchDaily

“When you build a beautiful building, people love it. And the most sustainable building in the world is the one that’s loved.” - Cameron Sinclair, Co-founder of Architecture for Humanity

Cameron Sinclair is a man who sustains his passion for helping improve the world, one project at a time, by tapping into the skilled enthusiasm of like-minded architects from all over the globe. Since co-founding of his non-profit organization with Kate Stohr in 1999, Sinclair and his interdisciplinary teams of citizen architects have provided shelter for more than two million people worldwide. 

Under his leadership, Architecture for Humanity’s infectious mantra has inspired thousands to join its cause every year, allowing the organization to expand at an unbelievable rate and become the exemplar of public interest design. Considering this, it is no surprise that Sinclair was selected to be the keynote speaker on day two of the 2013 AIA National Convention. 

As his speech continued the momentum of yesterday’s inaugural presentation, in which TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie shared his success story of “doing well by doing good,” Sinclair urged architects to hold close the true value of their profession. 

Learn what Cameron Sinclair believes to be the true value of architects after the break.

+ node / UID Architects

01:00 - 22 June, 2013
© Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hiroshima, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Keisuke Maeda
  • Area

    116.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Hiroshi Ueda, Courtesy of UID Architects

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Hachioji Tree House / Airscape Architects Studio

01:00 - 22 June, 2013
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© Kai Nakamura

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Video: IE Paper Pavilion / Shigeru Ban Architects

00:00 - 22 June, 2013

Shigeru Ban Architects shared with us their timelapse video for their latest construction, the IE Paper Pavilion. Made up of 173 paper tubes, this temporary structure is located in the grounds of IE’s Madrid campus and will be used to host executive education events and other activities. The structural design is eminently efficient. It took only two weeks to build, is based on sustainability objectives, and there was a requirement that it be a temporary construction. For more information on the project, please visit here.

Rossend Montané School / GGG

01:00 - 21 June, 2013
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© José Hevia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sant Pere Molanta, Olèrdola, Spain
  • Architect In Charge

    Gustau Gili Galfetti
  • Area

    2791.0 m2
  • Year

    2011
  • Photographs

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Child School at Can Nebot / Rahola Vidal

01:00 - 21 June, 2013
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© José Hevia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, Eivissa, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Víctor Rahola Aguadé
  • Area

    512.0 m2
  • Year

    2009
  • Photographs

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