Gota de Plata Auditorium Theatre / Migdal Arquitectos

01:00 - 11 June, 2013
© Paul Czitrom
© Paul Czitrom
  • Architects

    Migdal Arquitectos
  • Location

    Pachuca, Hgo., Mexico
  • Year

    2005
  • Photography

    Paul Czitrom, Werner Huthmacher

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Koica Library / Solis Colomer Arquitectos

01:00 - 11 June, 2013
Courtesy of Solis Colomer arquitectos
Courtesy of Solis Colomer arquitectos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zona 13, Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Area

    812.0 m2
  • Year

    2011
  • Photography

    Courtesy of Solis Colomer arquitectos

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Raigal House / Marcelo Villafañe

01:00 - 11 June, 2013
© Walter G. Salcedo
© Walter G. Salcedo
  • Architects

     Marcelo Villafañe
  • Location

    Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Area

    161.0 m2
  • Year

    2005
  • Photography

    Walter G. Salcedo

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Geo Metria / Mount Fuji Architects Studio

01:00 - 11 June, 2013
© Kenichi Suzuki
© Kenichi Suzuki

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2013 Los Angeles Architectural Awards Announced

00:00 - 11 June, 2013
Hospitality Award: Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea – Clubhouse / Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design + Heerim Architects and Planners
Hospitality Award: Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea – Clubhouse / Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design + Heerim Architects and Planners

In addition to honoring renowned architect Ray Kappe with a Lifetime Achievement Award, the Los Angeles Business Council has awarded thirty-one local projects for their design excellence, sustainability and community impact at the 43rd annual LA Architectural Awards.

The 2013 Los Angeles Architectural Award Winners:

DPS Kindergarden School / Khosla Associates

01:00 - 11 June, 2013
© Shamanth Patil
© Shamanth Patil
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Principal Designers

    Sandeep Khosla and Amaresh Anand
  • Design Team

    Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand, and Bijeta Bachaspati
  • Client

    Annabelle Manwaring
  • Area

    35000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Shamanth Patil

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2013 Great Places Award Winners Announced

00:00 - 10 June, 2013
Northerly Island /  Studio Gang Architects + SmithGroupJJR
Northerly Island / Studio Gang Architects + SmithGroupJJR

Seven exemplary projects in architecture, planning, landscape architecture, and urban design have been named winners of the 2013 Great Places Awards and were honored during the 44th annual conference of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) earlier this month. The EDRA Great Places Awards recognizes professional and scholarly excellence in environmental design and pay special attention to the relationship between physical form and human activity or experience.

The winners after the break...

Modular Box / SPSS Design

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
© Ricardo Oliveira
© Ricardo Oliveira

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KMC Corporate Office / RMA Architects

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
© Robert Stephens
© Robert Stephens

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39 Housing Program / José Soto García

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
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© Imagina2
  • Architects

    José Soto García
  • Location

    11593 Estella del Marqués, Cádiz, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    José Soto García
  • Collaborators

    Mercedes Salido Suárez, Lourdes Ramirez Retamal, Damián Sobral Rivas, David Castillo Falcón
  • Constructor

    Ameconst S.L. Ejuca s.a.
  • Area

    6362.0 sqm
  • Photographs

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Fremantle Additions / Jonathan Lake Architects

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
© Robert Frith
© Robert Frith

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Aurea Residence / Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
© Dale Tu
© Dale Tu

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Emergency Shelter Winning Design / Nic Gonsalves + Nic Martoo

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
© Scott Burrows
© Scott Burrows

Young Australian designers, Nic Gonsalves and Nic Martoo from leading architecture firm Conrad Gargett Riddel, have won an international award for their innovative emergency shelter design for victims of natural and man-made disasters. Showcased in Brisbane's King George Square last year and having recently toured to Melbourne's Federation Square last month, their design provides ease of fabrication without the use mechanical tools; a place to house both occupants and their belongings; and the ability to control the level of engagement with the outside world through a flexible skin of solid, translucent and transparent shingles. More images and the designers' description after the break.

Should Architects Follow a Code of Ethics?

00:00 - 10 June, 2013
Pelican Bay State Prison © Jelson25
Pelican Bay State Prison © Jelson25

In the latest episode of his 99% Invisible podcast, Roman Mars bravely takes on a very sensitive topic: the design of prisons which contain execution chambers or house prisoners in solitary confinement. More specifically, the podcast discusses whether architects have a moral duty to decline these commissions and whether, as a profession, architecture should have a code of ethics which prevents registered architects from participating in such designs.

He compares architecture to the medical profession, where the American Medical Association imposes an ethical code on its members which all but forbids them from taking part in execution by lethal injection, based on medicine's general aim of preservation, rather than destruction of life. The American Institute of Architect's ethical code is both generic and meager in comparison: “Members should uphold human rights in all their professional endeavors.”

Kunstcluster / van Dongen-Koschuch

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
Courtesy of van Dongen-Koschuch
Courtesy of van Dongen-Koschuch
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nieuwegein, Netherlands
  • Architects

    Frits van Dongen and Patrick Koschuch
  • Project Team

    H. de Haas, J. Baks, J.W. Baijense, F. Jaubert, R. Versteeg, R. Bos, K.R. Sluijs, S. Lin, R. Duarte
  • Area

    27550.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of van Dongen-Koschuch

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House in Agrinio / John Karahalios

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
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Courtesy of John Karahalios

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Merate Piazza / Archea

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
© Pietro Savorelli
© Pietro Savorelli
  • Architects

  • Location

    Piazza Italia, 23807 Merate LC, Italy
  • Structures

    Studio Myallonnier
  • Area

    5280.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Pietro Savorelli

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Interior for Students / Ruetemple

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
© Ruetemple
© Ruetemple

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