Dublin Street / Kerr Ritchie

01:00 - 2 September, 2013
Dublin Street / Kerr Ritchie, © Paul McCredie
© Paul McCredie
  • Architects

  • Location

    Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Design Team

    Pete Ritchie, Bronwen Kerr
  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie +22

Harbin Twin Towers Proposal / spatial practice

01:00 - 2 September, 2013
Harbin Twin Towers Proposal / spatial practice, Courtesy of spatial practice
Courtesy of spatial practice

Designed by spatial practice, their proposal for the Harbin High Speed Railway (HSR) west train station Twin Towers. is an iconic project set to include office spaces, residential apartments, retail spaces and a hyper link to a new underground infra-structural hub. With China having the world’s longest High Speed Rail (HSR) network that connects the entire country from north to south and from east to west, the new West Train Station in Harbin will become the northern China gateway connecting to China’s major cities with daily high-speed links to Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Guangzhou. More images and architects' description after the break.

Mazan / de-so

00:00 - 2 September, 2013
Mazan / de-so, © Hervé Abadie
© Hervé Abadie
  • Architects

  • Location

    La Venue de Caromb, 84380 Mazan, France
  • Project Architects

    Olivier Souquet, Mathieu Labardin
  • Area

    1740.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Apple Redesigns San Francisco Store to Preserve Historic Fountain

00:00 - 2 September, 2013
Apple Redesigns San Francisco Store to Preserve Historic Fountain, Foster + Partners' revised design for the new SF Apple Store.. Image Courtesy of Apple
Foster + Partners' revised design for the new SF Apple Store.. Image Courtesy of Apple

Earlier this summer we reviewed plans for a new Foster + Partners-designed Apple Store in the heart of San Francisco which received a considerable amount of backlash for its accused ubiquitous design that disregarded the city's historic Ruth Asawa Fountain. Since, Apple has decided to respond to the complaints and Foster + Partners have just released images of the revised design that preserves the fountain. 

MUSE / Renzo Piano

00:00 - 2 September, 2013
MUSE / Renzo Piano, © Shunji Ishida
© Shunji Ishida

© Alessandro Gadotti © Enrico Cano © Stefano Goldberg © Enrico Cano +20

Stephen Hodder Inaugurated as 75th President of the RIBA

00:00 - 2 September, 2013
Stephen Hodder Inaugurated as 75th President of the RIBA, Stephen Hodder, the newly inaugurated President of RIBA. Image © Ed Tyler, www.edtyler.com
Stephen Hodder, the newly inaugurated President of RIBA. Image © Ed Tyler, www.edtyler.com

Following Angela Brady’s two year tenure as head of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Stephen Hodder MBE was officially inaugurated as the 75th President of the UK’s largest architectural body yesterday. Hodder, perhaps best known as the recipient of the first RIBA Stirling Prize in 1996 for the Centenary Building (University of Salford, UK), is chairman of the award-winning practice Hodder + Partners in Manchester (UK).

EXPO 2017 Finalist Proposal / Saraiva + Associados

01:00 - 1 September, 2013
EXPO 2017 Finalist Proposal / Saraiva + Associados, Courtesy of Saraiva + Associados
Courtesy of Saraiva + Associados

Designed for the Expo 2017 theme "The Energy of the Future", Saraiva + Associados' proposal was recently selected as one of the top 10 finalists in the competition. Their concept proposes an enduring landmark in Astana that integrates renewables, efficiency, clean technologies and sustainability into livable and feasible architecture where "Energy is Life". From the master plan to the individual buildings, this design embraces the idea that "Life should be built on the conservation of energy" and clearly makes a statement that energy concerns on Buildings and City Planning can be put immediately into action - and the best way to do it is by providing high quality contemporary concepts that efficiently integrates proven technology into feasible designs that can effectively make the difference today. More images and architects' description after the break.

Gates Vascular Institute / Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign

00:00 - 1 September, 2013
Gates Vascular Institute / Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Clinical Translational Research Center, 875 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
  • Architects of Record:

    Cannon Design
  • Civil Engineering

    DiDonato Associates
  • Landscape Architecture

    Dean W. Gowen
  • Curtain Wall

    Israel Berger
  • Construction Manager / General Contractor

    Turner Construction
  • Area

    476500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer +32

Extension Of The Fray Pedro Ponce De Leon Special Education School / A3gm Arquitectos

00:00 - 1 September, 2013
Extension Of The Fray Pedro Ponce De Leon Special Education School / A3gm Arquitectos, © Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Calzadas, 6, 09004 Burgos, Burgos, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Jesús Mª Alba Elías, Laura García Juárez, Jesús García Vivar, Smara Gonçalves Diez, Carlos Miranda Barroso
  • Contractors

    Jovilma Construcciones SL
  • Quantity Surveyors

    Ignacio Martínez Fernández, José Manuel Alarcia López
  • Area

    1575.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada +25

Does Prince Charles Abuse His Power Over Architects?

00:00 - 1 September, 2013
Does Prince Charles Abuse His Power Over Architects?, Richard Rogers has been at odds with the Prince before. Image © 2013 Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners LLP
Richard Rogers has been at odds with the Prince before. Image © 2013 Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners LLP

Developers in London are so afraid of encountering opposition from the Prince of Wales that they seek his approval before applying for planning permission - so says Richard Rogers, as revealed by this article in BD. Prince Charles, who is not shy about promoting his traditional tastes, has a sometimes difficult relationship with the architecture community, and Rogers previously accused him of "an abuse of power" when he was ousted from his Chelsea Barracks Project. You can read the full article here.

Rural Studio Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Eight 20K Houses

00:00 - 1 September, 2013
"Joanne's House" by Rural Studio. Image Courtesy of Auburn University Rural Studio
"Joanne's House" by Rural Studio. Image Courtesy of Auburn University Rural Studio

Auburn University's Rural Studio, an undergraduate program that focuses on designing well-built, low-cost housing for the poor across three counties of Alabama, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this 2013-14 academic year. Since 1993, Rural Studio has been recycling, reusing, remaking and using local materials while maintaining the belief that both rich and poor deserve good design. In honor of 20 successful years of helping Alabama's rural poor, Rural Studio will, for the first time, design eight 20K Houses in one year- and they need your help.

WXY + DLand Tapped for Study and Planning of High Line-Inspired Park in Queens

00:00 - 1 September, 2013
WXY + DLand Tapped for Study and Planning of High Line-Inspired Park in Queens, Courtesy of WXY and DLANDSTUDIO
Courtesy of WXY and DLANDSTUDIO

WXY Architecture + Urban Design and dlandstudio architecture & landscape have been commissioned to lead a feasibility study and planning for The QueensWay, a 3.5-mile section of abandoned railway tracks in Queens, New York, that will be converted into a High Line-inspired park and recreational pathways. As we reported earlier this year, the elevated railway line has been inactive since 1962 and, if transformed into a public parkway, has the capablitiy of serving more than 250,000 residents that live alongside it. 

Fabrika Hotel / OK Plan Architects

00:00 - 1 September, 2013
Fabrika Hotel / OK Plan Architects, Courtesy of OK Plan Architects
Courtesy of OK Plan Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Humpolec, Czech Republic
  • Project Team

    Luděk Rýzner, František Čekal, Marcela Susedíková
  • Area

    580.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of OK Plan Architects

Courtesy of OK Plan Architects Courtesy of OK Plan Architects Courtesy of OK Plan Architects Courtesy of OK Plan Architects +18

Museo del Bicentenario / B4FS Arquitectos

00:00 - 1 September, 2013
Museo del Bicentenario / B4FS Arquitectos, Courtesy of B4FS
Courtesy of B4FS
  • Architects

  • Location

    Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Area

    6900.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of B4FS

Courtesy of B4FS Courtesy of B4FS Courtesy of B4FS Courtesy of B4FS +20

AD Classics: The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao / Frank Gehry

01:00 - 1 September, 2013
AD Classics: The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao / Frank Gehry, © Flickr User: RonG8888
© Flickr User: RonG8888

Set on the edge of the Nervión River in Bilbao‭, ‬Spain, the Guggenheim Museum is a fusion of complex‭, ‬swirling forms and captivating materiality that responds to an intricate program and an industrial urban context‭. ‬With over a hundred exhibitions and more than ten million visitors to its recognition‭, ‬Frank Gehry‮’‬s Guggenheim Museum Bilbao not only changed the way that architects and people think about museums, but also boosted Bilbao's economy with its astounding success‭.‭ ‬In fact‭, ‬the phenomenon of a city‮’‬s transformation following the construction of a significant piece of architecture is now referred to as the‭ ‬‮“‬Bilbao Effect‭.‬‮”‬‭ ‬Twenty years on, the Museum continues to challenge assumptions about the connections between art and architecture‭ today.

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'Coverage: Seventy-Five Years of Oculus' Exhibition

00:00 - 1 September, 2013
'Coverage: Seventy-Five Years of Oculus' Exhibition, Courtesy of AIA New York
Courtesy of AIA New York

Taking place at the Center for Architecture September 3-23, AIA New York's 'Coverage: Seventy-Five Years of Oculus' Exhibition celebrates 75 years of Oculus and the 10 years since the 2003 re-launch. The exhibition will include original issues of Oculus from the AIA New York Chapter's archives dating back to 1938, and will trace the publication's history from an AIANY newsletter to the quarterly architectural journal it is today. The opening reception takes place 6:00-8:00pm EST. For more information, please visit here,

Residential St. Josephhof / Mecanoo

01:00 - 1 September, 2013
Residential St. Josephhof / Mecanoo, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sint Josephhof, 6511 Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Area

    8000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters +11

House in Dniepropetrovsk / Yuriy Eroshik + Victoriya Yakusha

01:00 - 31 August, 2013
House in Dniepropetrovsk  / Yuriy Eroshik + Victoriya Yakusha, Courtesy of Yakusha Design
Courtesy of Yakusha Design
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dnipropetrovs'k, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine
  • Design Team

    Yuriy Eroshik, Victoriya Yakusha
  • Interior Design

    Victoriya Yakusha, Diana Kashiya, Yuriy Cugankov
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Yakusha Design

Courtesy of Yakusha Design Courtesy of Yakusha Design Courtesy of Yakusha Design Courtesy of Yakusha Design +30