Berkeley Prize 2014

01:00 - 22 September, 2013
Berkeley Prize 2014

The Berkeley Prize supports the study and teaching of the social art of architecture. The online, two-stage Essay Competition (in English) is open to undergraduate architecture majors in accredited schools of architecture throughout the world. 

Kemenes Volcanopark Visitor Center / Foldes Architects

00:00 - 22 September, 2013
Kemenes Volcanopark Visitor Center / Foldes Architects, © Tamas Bujnovszky
© Tamas Bujnovszky
  • Architects

  • Location

    Celldömölk, Hungary
  • Principal Designer

    Laszlo Foldes
  • Project Design Team

    Laszlo Foldes, Csaba Balogh, Orsolya Tatar-Gonczi
  • Collaborating Architects

    Agnes Deigner, Levente Sirokai, Peter Sonicz
  • Area

    965.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky +29

Ibiray House / Oreggioni Prieto

01:00 - 22 September, 2013
Ibiray House / Oreggioni Prieto, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Punta Carretas, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Project Team

    Lucho Oreggioni, Sonia Prieto, Fernanda Ríos
  • Project Area

    172.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photography

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +16

AIA Investigates Home Design Trends in Second Quarter

00:00 - 22 September, 2013
Courtesy of AIA
Courtesy of AIA

The AIA Home Design Trends Survey is out for the second quarter of 2013. Since early 2012, business conditions have steadily been trending upwards, and within the past year alone, residential architects have reported a recovery in nearly every residential construction sector. Taking into consideration the "strong levels of inquiries for new projects, the growing levels of project backlogs, and the uniformly strong readings from firms across all regions of the country," workloads for residential architects are predicted to stay strong for the next quarters and future market conditions will only improve.

For more on the AIA's findings, keep reading. 

Politiekantoor Schoten / Bovenbouw

01:00 - 22 September, 2013
Politiekantoor Schoten / Bovenbouw, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Schoten, Belgium
  • Design Team

    Dirk Somers, Erik Wieërs, Pieter Eeckeloo, Sarah Poot, Peter Wils, Annelien Grandry and Christophe Van Boxtel
  • Client

    Gemeente Schoten, Johan Hoskens
  • Structural Engineer

    Arcadis Gedas NV
  • Area

    2480.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +13

City Modern Home Tours

00:00 - 22 September, 2013
City Modern Home Tours, © Eric Laignel
© Eric Laignel

Visit some of the city’s most gawk-worthy homes designed and furnished by New York’s top architects and interior decorators. From a penthouse with a three-story slide to the ultimate man cave, these private residences exemplify ingenuity, innovation, and forward-thinking urban design.

Re-inventing Shoes Workshop at AAtelier Paris

00:00 - 21 September, 2013
Re-inventing Shoes Workshop at AAtelier Paris

The AA (Architectural Association) is one of the world’s most renowned Schools of Architecture. It offers twice a year, since 2011, AAtelier: a 10-day highly international AA visiting school in Paris. What makes this course unique in the world today is its crossover approach between architecture and fashion.

Four Post-War UK Buildings Given Heritage Status

00:00 - 21 September, 2013
Four Post-War UK Buildings Given Heritage Status, The Spectrum Building / Foster + Partners. Image © Richard Davies, Courtesy Foster + Partners
The Spectrum Building / Foster + Partners. Image © Richard Davies, Courtesy Foster + Partners

Four post-war buildings, including the Spectrum Building by Norman Foster and Capel Manor House by Michael Manser, have been elevated to the Heritage List by the UK's Architecture and Heritage Minister Ed Vaizey. Upon announcing the news, the Minister commented that in spite of England's "fine and wonderful built heritage it's sometimes forgotten that we have many outstanding modern buildings too." His listings show that "architecture in this country is very much alive and well in the modern world."

Read more about the buildings after the break...

Alley / APOLLO Architects & Associates

01:00 - 21 September, 2013
Alley / APOLLO Architects & Associates, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +32

IS ARCH Awards for students

00:00 - 21 September, 2013
IS ARCH Awards for students

The ISARCH Awards are international awards targeting students of architecture. The aim is to provide a platform for debate surrounding the architecture solutions students contribute within the framework of their university studies.

Tortona 37 Multi-Purpose Complex / Matteo Thun & Partners

00:00 - 21 September, 2013
Tortona 37 Multi-Purpose Complex / Matteo Thun & Partners, © Matteo Danesin
© Matteo Danesin

© Daniele Domenicali © Matteo Danesin © Matteo Danesin © Daniele Domenicali +15

'Serp & Molot' Factory International Competition

01:00 - 21 September, 2013
'Serp & Molot' Factory International Competition

The international competition for the architectural and urban planning concept of the 'Serp & Molot' Factory in Moscow opened its registration last week.

Office complex Haokang / Archiplein

00:00 - 21 September, 2013
© Frédéric Henriques
© Frédéric Henriques

© Frédéric Henriques © Frédéric Henriques © Frédéric Henriques © Frédéric Henriques +12

Löwenpark Melk / Smertnik Kraut Architekten

01:00 - 21 September, 2013
© Bruno Klomfar
© Bruno Klomfar
  • Architects

  • Location

    Melk, Austria
  • Design & Project Team

    Johannes Kraut, Thomas Mayerhofer, Rene Schmid
  • Project Management

    Office Stickelberger
  • Area

    11479.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Bruno Klomfar © Bruno Klomfar © Bruno Klomfar © Bruno Klomfar +12

Tonickx Offices / Vincent Van Duysen Architects

01:00 - 21 September, 2013
Tonickx Offices / Vincent Van Duysen Architects, © Koen Van Damme
© Koen Van Damme

© Koen Van Damme © Koen Van Damme © Koen Van Damme © Koen Van Damme +15

Bloomberg to Announce Mega-Redevelopment of NYC's Lower East Side

00:00 - 21 September, 2013
Bloomberg to Announce Mega-Redevelopment of NYC's Lower East Side, The planned "Essex Crossing" complex by SHoP and Beyer Blinder Belle. Image © SHoP Architects
The planned "Essex Crossing" complex by SHoP and Beyer Blinder Belle. Image © SHoP Architects

After decades of contention between residents and politicians, the Bloomberg administration will announce on Wednesday plans of constructing a six-acre complex by SHoP and Beyer Blinder Belle Architects over a ten year period. Nine vacant lots in New York City's Lower East Side will be erected into a mega-development of retail, office, entertainment, cultural and housing units. The complex will be located in rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, once home to working-class Italians, Jews, Puerto Ricans and Ukrainians, and has struggled to preserve affordable housing against an encroaching luxury market. In response, developers have collaborated with local community groups agreeing that half of the projected 1,000 apartments will be for low-, moderate-, and middle-income families. 

However, is this enough to sustain a balance of varying incomes? 

RIBA Announces 2014 International Fellowships

00:00 - 21 September, 2013
RIBA Announces 2014 International Fellowships, Courtesy of RIBA
Courtesy of RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the 2014 International Fellowships of the RIBA. RIBA International Fellowships reward the particular contributions non-UK architects have made to architecture.

Honoring Architecture's Digital Pioneers

09:30 - 20 September, 2013
Honoring Architecture's Digital Pioneers, A Hoberman arch at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. Chuck Hoberman is one of the architects highlighted in the ongoing "Archaeology of the Digital". Image © Wikimedia Commons
A Hoberman arch at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. Chuck Hoberman is one of the architects highlighted in the ongoing "Archaeology of the Digital". Image © Wikimedia Commons

Many would consider Greg Lynn the leader of computer-aided design in architecture - but Lynn himself begs to differ. He and the Canadian Centre for Architecture recently collaborated on "Archaeology of the Digital," the first in a series of exhibitions that will showcase the work of the earliest adopters of digital techniques in architecture. The exhibit, which opened on May 7, focuses on work by Frank Gehry, Peter Eisenman, Chuck Hoberman, and Shoei Yoh. In this interview, originally published in Metropolis Magazine as "Computer Control," Avinash Rajagopal speaks with Greg Lynn about some of the projects and the inspiration behind the exhibit itself.