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Vacation Residence at Lia / MOLD Architects

01:00 - 2 June, 2014
Vacation Residence at Lia / MOLD Architects, © Yannis Kontos
© Yannis Kontos

© Yannis Kontos © Yannis Kontos ©  Iliana Kerestetzi © Yannis Kontos +44

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lia 463 00, Greece
  • Architect in Charge

    Iliana Kerestetzi
  • Design Team

    Maria Vrettou, Richard Rubin, Katerina Daskalaki, Fotis Zapantiotis
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Gafanha da Boa Hora School Center / António Portugal e Manuel Maria Reis

01:00 - 2 June, 2014
© Luís Ferreira Alves
© Luís Ferreira Alves
  • Architects

  • Location

    3840 Gafanha da Boa Hora, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    António Portugal and Manuel Maria Reis
  • Design Team

    Cláudia Freitas, Elisabete Queirós, Nelson Miranda, Pedro Pita
  • Area

    3100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves +23

Casa E246 / Ezequiel Amado Cattaneo

05:34 - 1 June, 2014
Casa E246 / Ezequiel Amado Cattaneo, © Alejandro Peral
© Alejandro Peral

© Alejandro Peral © Alejandro Peral © Alejandro Peral © Alejandro Peral +24

Four Teams to Envision Proposals for D.C. “Bridge Park”

01:00 - 1 June, 2014
Four Teams to Envision Proposals for D.C. “Bridge Park” , Artist Rendering. Image Courtesy of THEARC
Artist Rendering. Image Courtesy of THEARC

The four teams moving on to stage three of Washington D.C.’s 11th Street Bridge Park competition has been announced. Selected from over 80 qualified design firms from across the U.S., the following multidisciplinary teams will receive $25000 stipends to envision a new civic space spanning the Anacostia River by early September: 

Venice Biennale 2014: Estonia to Showcase the Act of Placemaking

00:00 - 1 June, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: Estonia to Showcase the Act of Placemaking, An interior view of the pavilion. Image © Johanna Jõekalda, Johan Tali, Siim Tuksam
An interior view of the pavilion. Image © Johanna Jõekalda, Johan Tali, Siim Tuksam

The rise of the internet has radically changed how we inhabit space. Thus, for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, Estonia’s pavilion will focus on how this change is applied to the practice of architecture. Titled Interspace, the exhibition will be a single room that digitally showcases the physical act of placemaking.

Library of South University of Science and Technology of China / Urbanus

00:00 - 1 June, 2014
Library of South University of Science and Technology of China / Urbanus, © Alex Chan
© Alex Chan

© Alex Chan © Alex Chan © Alex Chan © Alex Chan +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    The new campus of South University of Science and Technology of China, Xili Town, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
  • Principle Architect

    Meng Yan
  • Team

    Huang Zhiyi, Wang Jun, Zhu Lingli, Xie Shengfen, Li Jiajia, Chen Lansheng (Architecture) | Liu Shuang, Li Tu, Wu Jinbin (Interior) | Yao Dianbin (Technical Director)
  • Project Period

    2010-2013
  • Area

    10728.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

BI's First Print Edition Released - FREE: Architecture on the Loose

00:00 - 1 June, 2014
Courtesy of BI Publications
Courtesy of BI Publications

BI is a publication focused on the exchanges between architecture and its wider cultural context; it consists of short extemporaneous texts with longer studied pieces from a multitude of perspectives. The following is an excerpt from its latest (and first print) edition, FREE, written by the editors-in-chief E. Sean Bailey and Erandi de Silva.

There is implicit conflict in the word ‘free’. While culturally we celebrate the infinite opportunities afforded by the ‘freedom to’, the term also alludes to emancipation, a break from a captive state, or a ‘freedom from’. ‘Free’ is, at its core, an architectural concept. Architecture is a discipline directly engaged with shaping enclosure, of erecting and toppling barriers or—more explicitly—of extending and limiting ‘freedoms’.

Venice Biennale 2014: "M9" to Discuss the Links Between Cultural Institutions and Urban Regeneration

00:00 - 1 June, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: "M9" to Discuss the Links Between Cultural Institutions and Urban Regeneration , Museum facing south. Image © Sauerbruch Hutton
Museum facing south. Image © Sauerbruch Hutton

This year at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, the Collateral Event M9 / Transforming the City will unveil an influential urban regeneration project planned for the heart of Venezia Mestre. Envisioned by British-Berlin practice Sauerbruch Hutton, the competition-winning design will be a new “multifaceted and encyclopedic” cultural center of “international appeal” that showcases the “fundamental” 100 years that “revolutionized the world."

The exhibition will pair a complete architectural presentation of the project alongside the political motives behind it and an overview of the site's history as an attempt to spark a “theoretical digression on the links between cultural institutions and urban-regeneration projects.”

More about the project, after the break...

Casa da Severa / José Adrião

00:00 - 1 June, 2014
Casa da Severa / José Adrião, © Hugo Santos Silva
© Hugo Santos Silva

© Hugo Santos Silva © Hugo Santos Silva © Hugo Santos Silva © Hugo Santos Silva +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Largo Severa 2, 1100-341 Lisbon, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Margarida Lameiro, Ricardo Aboim Inglez, Carla Gonçalves, João Matos, Ricardo Aboim Inglez, Tiago Pereira
  • Area

    2014.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

GEH House / I.R.A.

01:00 - 1 June, 2014
GEH House / I.R.A., © Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa

© Nobuaki Nakagawa © Nobuaki Nakagawa © Nobuaki Nakagawa © Nobuaki Nakagawa +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kodaira, Tokyo, Japan
  • Design Team

    Akinori Kasegai , Daisuke Tsunakawa
  • Collaborators

    Hideyuki Hagiuda (Structure design)
  • Area

    93.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Brother's House / Hiroshi Kuno + Associates

01:00 - 1 June, 2014
Brother's House / Hiroshi Kuno + Associates, Courtesy of Hiroshi Kuno + Associates
Courtesy of Hiroshi Kuno + Associates

Courtesy of Hiroshi Kuno + Associates Courtesy of Hiroshi Kuno + Associates Courtesy of Hiroshi Kuno + Associates Courtesy of Hiroshi Kuno + Associates +20

The Forgotten Modernist: Knud Lonberg-Holm

00:00 - 1 June, 2014
The Forgotten Modernist: Knud Lonberg-Holm ,  Knud Lonberg-Holm (1895-1972), a criminally overlooked but highly influential Modernist architect, photographer, and pioneer of information design. Image Courtesy of Metropolis Magazine
Knud Lonberg-Holm (1895-1972), a criminally overlooked but highly influential Modernist architect, photographer, and pioneer of information design. Image Courtesy of Metropolis Magazine

Who is Knud Lonberg-Holm? An overlooked modernist architect, photographer, author, researcher, and teacher praised by the likes of Buckminster Fuller - one of his good friends and biggest advocates. To learn about the architect's unsung accomplishments and the people determined to preserve his memory, check out Metropolis Magazine's article by clicking here.

1911 Revolution Museum / CADI

01:00 - 31 May, 2014
1911 Revolution Museum / CADI, © Zhang Guangyuan
© Zhang Guangyuan

© Zhang Guangyuan © Zhang Guangyuan © Zhang Guangyuan © Zhang Guangyuan +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wuchang, Wuhan, Hubei, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Lu Xiaoming, Ye Wei
  • Design Team

    Lu Xiaoming, Ye Wei, Guo Lei, Ding Mao, Li Mingyu, Cai Xiaopeng, Wen Siqing, Wang Xin, Shao Guofen, Zhang Hao, Hu Wenjin, Lei Jianping, Sun Yanbo, Liu Bin, Ou Yangjian
  • Area

    22138.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Do New Buildings In London Have Shard Envy?

00:00 - 31 May, 2014
Do New Buildings In London Have Shard Envy?, © Malcolm Chapman
© Malcolm Chapman

This interesting article by Oliver Wainwright at the Guardian reveals the trend in recent London architecture for "Shardettes" - smaller and usually cheaper imitations of Renzo Piano's famous design which Wainwright says "has become a beacon for designers bereft of inspiration." Highlighting four angular, glazed buildings that are either recently or partially constructed, he questions the quality of these miniature imitations and asks "is this Shardenfreude frenzy something to be welcomed?" You can read the full article here.

A2 House / VPS Architetti

01:00 - 31 May, 2014
© Pierluigi Dessì
© Pierluigi Dessì
  • Architects

  • Location

    53020 Castelmuzio Siena, Italy
  • Collaborators

    Gianluca Anolfo, Luigi Depperu, Marco Pittaluga
  • Area

    540.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Pierluigi Dessì © Pierluigi Dessì © Pierluigi Dessì © Pierluigi Dessì +31

Le Coiffeur / Margaux Keller Design Studio + Bertrand Guillon Architecture

01:00 - 31 May, 2014
Le Coiffeur  / Margaux Keller Design Studio + Bertrand Guillon Architecture, © Margaux Keller Design Studio
© Margaux Keller Design Studio

© Margaux Keller Design Studio © Margaux Keller Design Studio © Margaux Keller Design Studio © Margaux Keller Design Studio +16

KCAP Wins Joint First Prize in Eteläpuisto Park Tampere Competition

00:00 - 31 May, 2014
KCAP Wins Joint First Prize in Eteläpuisto Park Tampere Competition, Dock View. Image © KCAP Architects & Planner
Dock View. Image © KCAP Architects & Planner

KCAP Architects & Planners has recently won a shared first place title in the Eteläpuisto Park competition for the city of Tampere, Finland. The competition brief specified that entries were required to create an “urban residential area and provide for programs suitable for the city structure and for the landscape.” Recreational access to the nearby lake shore was required, as was enabling access to Tampere’s Hämeenpuisto Esplanade. KCAP’s residential park proposal was chosen unanimously by the competition jury from six total entries.

The Sprawled Desert City of Phoenix Sets Sights on Walkability

00:00 - 31 May, 2014
The Sprawled Desert City of Phoenix Sets Sights on Walkability , Phoenix Light Rail crossing Tempe Town Lake. Image © CC Flickr User Alan Stark
Phoenix Light Rail crossing Tempe Town Lake. Image © CC Flickr User Alan Stark

When the profit-driven bulldozing of virgin desert quickly transformed into unfinished ghost towns in 2008, the city of Phoenix, Arizona, reset their sights on a more sustainable and desirable way of living: walkable communities. With the establishment of the city’s first light rail, the once car-centric communities of its urban core have turned into swaths of pedestrian havens. This has not only improved the city’s desirability, but has also been good for business. See how else Phoenix is trying to “pull off an urban miracle” and reverse it’s sprawled image here on Fast Company