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Boathouse Home Office / Bean Buro

01:00 - 2 April, 2014
Boathouse Home Office / Bean Buro, Courtesy of Bean Buro
Courtesy of Bean Buro

Courtesy of Bean Buro Courtesy of Bean Buro Courtesy of Bean Buro Courtesy of Bean Buro +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aberdeen, Hong Kong
  • Contractor

    R&C Engineering
  • Area

    1200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Bean Buro

eVolo Skyscraper Competition 2014: A Skyscraper That Grows

01:00 - 2 April, 2014
eVolo Skyscraper Competition 2014: A Skyscraper That Grows, Exterior Rendering. Image © YuHao Liu & Rui Wu
Exterior Rendering. Image © YuHao Liu & Rui Wu

YuHao Li and Rui Wu were recently awarded third place in the 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition for their proposal of a skyscraper that grows. Using 'carbon capture', an emerging practice aimed at capturing and containing greenhouse gases, Propagate Skyscraper uses a simple, vertical grid scaffold to act as a framework for building, or growing, the volumes. "Ingredients for material propagation" are supplied through the scaffold, while its actual pattern of growth is defined by environmental factors (such as prevailing wind and the saturation of carbon dioxide within the immediate atmosphere). Although each resulting structure is distinct in formal expression, the structure maintains a regular spatial organisation, allowing it to be easily occupied and adapted.

© YuHao Liu & Rui Wu © YuHao Liu & Rui Wu © YuHao Liu & Rui Wu © YuHao Liu & Rui Wu +13

ACADIA 2014 Call for Submissions

00:00 - 2 April, 2014
ACADIA 2014 Call for Submissions

UPDATE: Deadline for submissions extended to April 14, 2014!

Submissions are invited for the 2014 ACADIA 'DESIGN AGENCY' conference at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California on October 20-25, 2014. Architects, designers, fabricators, engineers, media artists, technologists, software developers, hackers, researchers, students and educators and others in related fields of inquiry are invited to submit proposals.

I Find Everything / Makoto Yamaguchi Design

01:00 - 2 April, 2014
I Find Everything / Makoto Yamaguchi Design, © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura +8

Tashiro 71 / Hideaki Takayanagi

01:00 - 2 April, 2014
Tashiro 71 / Hideaki Takayanagi, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +37

Mana Ranakpur / Architecture Discipline

01:00 - 2 April, 2014
Mana Ranakpur / Architecture Discipline, © Akshat Bhatt
© Akshat Bhatt

© Akshat Bhatt © Akshat Bhatt © Akshat Bhatt © Akshat Bhatt +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ranakpur, Rajasthan 306702, India
  • Principal Architect

    Akshat Bhatt
  • Design Team

    Sneha Gurjar, Nidhi Khosla, Stuti Sahni, Debbayoti Dey
  • Area

    65000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Choose Your Final Four in "Arch Madness"

00:00 - 2 April, 2014
Choose Your Final Four in "Arch Madness", Courtesy of Good Fulton & Farrell, Inc.
Courtesy of Good Fulton & Farrell, Inc.

UPDATE: The results from the Elite 8 have been announced, and the time to vote for the Final Four has arrived! Do you think "Less Is More" should take the crown? Voting's open until Friday afternoon (EST). 

Palma Apartment Refurbishment / Vila Segui Arquitectos

01:00 - 2 April, 2014
Palma Apartment Refurbishment  / Vila Segui Arquitectos, © Laura Molina
© Laura Molina

© Laura Molina © Laura Molina © Laura Molina © Laura Molina +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Joan Miquel Seguí, Tono Vila
  • Area

    83.0 m2
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

Nueva Terminal de Pasajeros del Puerto de Denia / Alberich Casqueiro + Proes Consultores SA

01:00 - 2 April, 2014
Nueva Terminal de Pasajeros del Puerto de Denia  / Alberich Casqueiro + Proes Consultores SA, © Ferrovial
© Ferrovial

© Ferrovial © Ferrovial © Ferrovial © Ferrovial +19

Pixelmator Team Office / Plazma Architecture Studio

01:00 - 2 April, 2014
Pixelmator Team Office / Plazma Architecture Studio , Courtesy of Plazma Architecture Studio
Courtesy of Plazma Architecture Studio

Courtesy of Plazma Architecture Studio Courtesy of Plazma Architecture Studio Courtesy of Plazma Architecture Studio Courtesy of Plazma Architecture Studio +21

VIDEO: I LIKE Blue

00:00 - 1 April, 2014
VIDEO: I LIKE Blue

Afife Houses / António Fernandez Architects

01:00 - 1 April, 2014
Afife Houses / António Fernandez Architects, © FG+SG - architectural photography
© FG+SG - architectural photography

© FG+SG - architectural photography © FG+SG - architectural photography © FG+SG - architectural photography © FG+SG - architectural photography +46

Constituyentes Fachada Iluminada / Taller David Dana Arquitectura

01:00 - 1 April, 2014
Constituyentes Fachada Iluminada / Taller David Dana Arquitectura, © Alessandro Bo
© Alessandro Bo

© Alessandro Bo © Alessandro Bo © Alessandro Bo © Alessandro Bo +21

Wine Culture Centre Architectural Competition

01:00 - 1 April, 2014
Wine Culture Centre Architectural Competition

The ability of fermenting grapes has transcended through the centuries to be an art which blends science, pleasure and aesthetics. Cantina Valpolicella Negrar (Verona) produces some of the most prestigious classical wine labels in the world - such as Valpolicella, Recioto, Ripasso and Amarone.

In order to crown this excellence, the winery’s board of directors seek a design proposal able to match up to the prestige of its brand. The purpose is to rethink the “winery” under a contemporary perspective, transforming it from a simple storehouse / production facility into a catalyst for culture, tourism and research: what kind of architecture can be proposed?

Morphosis, Zaha Hadid Design Eggs for NYC's 'Big Egg Hunt'

00:00 - 1 April, 2014
Morphosis, Zaha Hadid Design Eggs for NYC's 'Big Egg Hunt', Egg designed by Morphosis. Image Courtesy of http://thebigegghunt.org/
Egg designed by Morphosis. Image Courtesy of http://thebigegghunt.org/

Fabergé's Big Egg Hunt, the world's largest egg hunt (according to their site), launched today in New York City. Over 200, three-foot tall eggs have been hidden across the city as part of a charity event; you can download a free smartphone app to try and locate them yourself. Architecture enthusiasts may want to head out to Soho & Hudson Square, where eggs designed by Grimshaw and Morphosis have been hidden, or the Upper East Side to find Zaha Hadid's. All of the eggs will be on display in Rockefeller Center from April 18 through 26.

House at Rupanco Lake / Squella Arquitectos

01:00 - 1 April, 2014
House at Rupanco Lake / Squella Arquitectos, © German Squella
© German Squella

© Magdalena Squella © Magdalena Squella © Magdalena Squella © German Squella +27

Forget Flying Cars - Smart Cities Just Need Smart Citizens

00:00 - 1 April, 2014
Forget Flying Cars - Smart Cities Just Need Smart Citizens, Songdo In South Korea is a brand new city founded on smart city principles. Image Courtesy of Cisco
Songdo In South Korea is a brand new city founded on smart city principles. Image Courtesy of Cisco

This article by Carlo Ratti originally appeared in The European titled "The Sense-able City". Ratti outlines the driving forces behind the Smart Cities movement and explain why we may be best off focusing on retrofitting existing cities with new technologies rather than building new ones.

What was empty space just a few years ago is now becoming New Songdo in Korea, Masdar in the United Arab Emirates or PlanIT in Portugal — new “smart cities”, built from scratch, are sprouting across the planet and traditional actors like governments, urban planners and real estate developers, are, for the first time, working alongside large IT firms — the likes of IBM, Cisco, and Microsoft.

The resulting cities are based on the idea of becoming “living labs” for new technologies at the urban scale, blurring the boundary between bits and atoms, habitation and telemetry. If 20th century French architect Le Corbusier advanced the concept of the house as a “machine for living in”, these cities could be imagined as inhabitable microchips, or “computers in open air”.

Read on for more about the rise of Smart Cities

SAP Releases Rare Images of Architecture 'Selfies'

00:00 - 1 April, 2014
SAP Releases Rare Images of Architecture 'Selfies', Mies van der Rohe & Philip Johnson in front of a model of the Seagram Building in 1955. Image Courtesy of Society of Architecture Photography (SAP)
Mies van der Rohe & Philip Johnson in front of a model of the Seagram Building in 1955. Image Courtesy of Society of Architecture Photography (SAP)

In response to the recent popularity of "selfies" in social media, The Society of Architecture Photography (SAP) has racked their archives to release a few rare images of what the society is calling "architecture selfies" - images taken by architects in front of their works. SAP's Director, Chantelle Archambault, told us: "We weren't sure if we would find any at all, but we were pleasantly surprised to find seven - even one of Le Corbusier at Chandigarh in 1961. I suppose it's only natural - architects consider travel an integral part of their creative process, and a pilgrimage to a built work is one of the most rewarding experiences an architect can claim."

See all the newly released "architecture selfies" - including photographs of Mies van der Rohe, Louis Kahn, and more - after the break...