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Design Miami Pavilion / formlessfinder

01:00 - 27 October, 2013
Design Miami Pavilion / formlessfinder, Courtesy of formlessfinder
Courtesy of formlessfinder

Each December, Design Miami/ commissions early-career architects to build a designed environment for the fair's entrance as part of its biannual Design Commissions program. This year's winning proposal, dubbed "Tent Pile," was designed by the New York-based architectural practice formlessfinder. Its design harnesses the properties of sand and aluminum to create shade, seating, cool air and a space to play for Miami's public.

Building Refurbishment in Pamplona / Alfonso Alzugaray

01:00 - 27 October, 2013
Building Refurbishment in Pamplona / Alfonso Alzugaray , © Luis Prieto
© Luis Prieto
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Nueva, 15, 31001 Pamplona, Navarre, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Alfonso Alzugaray, Carlos Urzainqui
  • Collaborators

    Leire Leoz
  • Area

    188.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Luis Prieto © Luis Prieto © Luis Prieto © Luis Prieto +19

Toormix Workshop / vora arquitectura

00:00 - 27 October, 2013
Toormix Workshop / vora arquitectura, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer del Torrent de l'Olla, 15, 08012 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Pere Buil, Toni Riba
  • Area

    20.0 m2
  • Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +9

A House In A Forest / Igloo Architecture

01:00 - 27 October, 2013
A House In A Forest / Igloo Architecture, © Andrei Creangă
© Andrei Creangă
  • Architects

  • Location

    Corbeanca, Romania
  • Design Team

    Bruno Andreşoiu, Ana Dinuţă, Catrinel Negru, Mircea Stroescu, Dana Tigan
  • Structural engineering

    Paul Sandu, Florentina Sandu
  • Installations

    George Cristescu, Emanuel Mihai
  • Area

    550.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Andrei Creangă © Andrei Creangă © Andrei Creangă © Andrei Creangă +19

SADAR+VUGA Shares Second in Central Mosque of Pristina Competition

01:00 - 26 October, 2013
SADAR+VUGA Shares Second in Central Mosque of Pristina Competition, Mandatory 2. Image © SADAR + VUGA
Mandatory 2. Image © SADAR + VUGA

The competition isn't over yet as the jury for the Central Mosque of Pristina Competition has announced two second place prizes and no winner. Organized by the Islamic Community of Kosovo, the competition seeks to create a place "where understanding, humanity, tolerance, respect and sincere love shall be cultivated." Slovenian firm SADAR+VUGA was one of the two teams awarded second prize with their project 21PR22. Follow us after the break to learn more. 

Interior. Image © SADAR + VUGA Mosque Model. Image © SADAR + VUGA Entrance 1. Image © SADAR + VUGA Mandatory 1. Image © SADAR + VUGA +24

Social Green House / Darkitectura

01:00 - 26 October, 2013
Social Green House / Darkitectura, © Julio Juárez
© Julio Juárez
  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico
  • Design Team

    Julio Juárez, Hugo Maldonado, Luis Arteaga
  • Area

    85.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Julio Juárez © Julio Juárez © Julio Juárez © Julio Juárez +20

Pomeranian / AEC Krymow & Partners

01:00 - 26 October, 2013
Pomeranian / AEC Krymow & Partners, Courtesy of AEC Krymow & Partners
Courtesy of AEC Krymow & Partners
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gdynia, Poland
  • Architect in Charge

    Georg Krymow
  • Building And Executive Project

    Georg Krymow, Daniel Cabanek, Joanna Rogóyska, Karol Zdanuczyk, Michał Reduta, Patrycja Marcinkowska, Krzysztof Starzyk, Dominik Dratwa, Marcin Wesoły, Jacek Pietruszka, Andrzej Sobótka, Ireneusz Sosnowski, Artur Bronisz
  • Supervision

    Georg Krymow, Daniel Cabanek
  • General Contractor

    Warbud S.A.
  • Area

    13055.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of AEC Krymow & Partners

Courtesy of AEC Krymow & Partners Courtesy of AEC Krymow & Partners Courtesy of AEC Krymow & Partners Courtesy of AEC Krymow & Partners +20

Danish National Maritime Museum / BIG by George Messaritakis

01:00 - 26 October, 2013
Danish National Maritime Museum / BIG by George Messaritakis, © George Messaritakis
© George Messaritakis

Some days ago we featured BIG's Danish National Maritime Museum, the 17,500 sqm below ground museum. We now have more photos taken by photographer George Messaritakis. You can check them all after the break.

© George Messaritakis © George Messaritakis © George Messaritakis © George Messaritakis +32

Lodge on the Lake Exhibition

00:00 - 26 October, 2013
Lodge on the Lake Exhibition, The winning entry. Image © Henry Stephens, Nick Roberts, Jack Davies
The winning entry. Image © Henry Stephens, Nick Roberts, Jack Davies

In light of the strong responses to their Lodge on the Lake competition, organized in collaboration with the University of Canberra and won by Henry Stephens, Nick Roberts and Jack Davies in May, the Gallery of Australian Design is hosting an exhibition of the submissions to the competition, including models of the entries created specially created for the exhibition.

The Most Amazing (Unknown) Buildings In the World

00:00 - 26 October, 2013
The Most Amazing (Unknown) Buildings In the World, Chand Baori. Via Flickr CC User. Image © S. Le Bozec
Chand Baori. Via Flickr CC User. Image © S. Le Bozec

What makes a building world-famous? The answer is most likely some combination of magnificence, size, and historical importance. But it's far from an exact science, and many of the world's most impressive architectural landmarks are therefore not very well known outside of their own locations.

Thankfully, this post on Quora sheds some light on the lesser-known architectural landmarks on the planet. Read on to find out which marvels you may have missed...

Stari Most. Via Flickr CC User. Image © Nick Kocharhook Parliament Palace, Bucharest. Via Flickr CC user. Image © Gaspar Serrano Choquequirao. Via Flickr CC User. Image © Danielle Pereira Great Wall at Kumbhalgarh. Via Flickr CC User. Image © Dave Poortvliet +7

Binimelis-Barahona House / Polidura + Talhouk

01:00 - 26 October, 2013
Binimelis-Barahona House / Polidura + Talhouk, © Aryeh Kornfeld
© Aryeh Kornfeld
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chicureo, Colina, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Project Architects

    Antonio Polidura, Marco Polidura, Pablo Talhouk
  • Structures

    Daniel Stagno
  • Project Area

    260 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photography

© Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld +27

Composite Building / Aedas

01:00 - 26 October, 2013
Composite Building / Aedas, Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Aedas have recently unveiled this design for a serviced apartment building in Hong Kong. Situated in the neighborhood of Mongkok, one of the most densely populated areas on the planet, the building is squeezed into what the architects refer to as a "challengingly small" site of 614 square meters. More images and description after the break.

Museum Of The History Of Polish Jews / Lahdelma & Mahlamäki + Kuryłowicz & Associates

01:00 - 26 October, 2013
Museum Of The History Of Polish Jews / Lahdelma & Mahlamäki + Kuryłowicz & Associates, © Pawel Paniczko
© Pawel Paniczko
  • Architects

  • Location

    Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich, Mordechaja Anielewicza 6, 00-157 Warszawa, Poland
  • Architect in Charge

    Riitta Id, Maritta Kukkonen
  • Collaborators

    Jukka Savolainen, Mirja Sillanpää, Miguel Freitas Silva
Markus Wikar
  • Architectural collaborators in Poland

    Kuryłowicz & Associates, Stefan Kuryłowicz, 
Ewa Kuryłowicz, Paweł Grodzicki, Marcin Ferenc, Tomasz Kopeć, Michal Gratkowski
  • Area

    18300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Photoroom.pl © Photoroom.pl © Pawel Paniczko © Pawel Paniczko +40

Ryska Posten / Vida Arkitektkontor

01:00 - 26 October, 2013
© Robin Hayes
© Robin Hayes
  • Architects

  • Location

    St Petersburg, RU - Stockholm (Frihamnen), SE
  • Design Team

    Leonardo Beccari, Erik Berndtsson, Mathias Wagmo, Ellen Westerin, Victoria Söderlindh, Timo Karasalo
  • Company

    Ryska Posten
  • Area

    2015.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Robin Hayes © Robin Hayes © Robin Hayes © Robin Hayes +20

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects Design Ice Rink for NYC

00:00 - 26 October, 2013
Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects Design Ice Rink for NYC, Courtesy of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects / Dbox
Courtesy of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects / Dbox

After sitting derelict for years, the Kate Wollman Memorial Rink in Brooklyn's Prospect Park is poised for something of a rebirth. Tod Williams and Billie Tsien's plans for a sports complex, known as Lakeside, is expected to restore the rink's role as the park's chief attraction. Michael Kimmelman recently stopped by the site to explore the project as it nears completion - click here to read his thoughts on what he calls one of the last "parting gifts of the Bloomberg era to the city."

3C Competition Winners Announced

01:00 - 26 October, 2013
First Place: Adaptive Urban Habitats / Mixed Paper
First Place: Adaptive Urban Habitats / Mixed Paper

Operation Resilient Long Island (ORLI) has just announced the winners of its 3C: Comprehensive Coastal Communities ideas competition. Entrants were asked to design solutions that were not just resilient but also contextually sensitive and pragmatic to the devastating aftermath of Super-storm Sandy as well as all future natural disasters. Over 60 submissions were received from 20 different countries and 32 finalists were engaged in a public education strategy through a public voting campaign. A jury panel of eight leading professionals in the fields of architecture, urban planning and disaster mitigation met in mid-September to review the top finalists and selected 3 winners.

The 2013 winners of the 3C Competition are:

VIDEO: Norman Foster on Apple's Cupertino Campus

00:00 - 25 October, 2013
VIDEO: Norman Foster on Apple's Cupertino Campus , © Foster + Partners, ARUP, Kier + Wright, OLIN, Apple
© Foster + Partners, ARUP, Kier + Wright, OLIN, Apple

It has been a long road for Foster + Partners's team since first taking on the design for Apple's new campus in 2009. Four years later, despite the criticism and budget concerns, plans for Apple’s corporate headquarters have been approved by Cupertino’s planning commission. A recent video from the Cupertino City Council reveals some insight into the design decisions, including statements by Sir Norman Foster. As Foster states in the video, CEO Steve Jobs called him "out of the blue" in 2009 and said, "It's Steve: Hi Norman, I need some help."

Bikes vs. Cars

00:00 - 25 October, 2013

Think traffic is bad now? One billion cars are already on the road today and another billion is expected to join in the coming decade. Pollution and stressful commuting is at an all time high, empowering many politicians and bicycle activists to declare war on the multi-billion dollar car industry which has profoundly impacted city development worldwide.