Autostadt Roof and Service Pavilion / Graft Architects

00:00 - 28 August, 2013
© Tobias Hein
© Tobias Hein
  • Architects

  • Location

    Stadtbrücke, 38440 Wolfsburg, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Graft Gesellschaft
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Tobias Hein © Tobias Hein © Tobias Hein © Tobias Hein +21

Screen House / K2LD Architects

01:00 - 28 August, 2013
© Patrick Bingham Hall
© Patrick Bingham Hall
  • Architects

  • Location

    Singapore
  • Project Team Members

    Ko Shiou Hee . Leong Lai Ping . Gan Ren Ying . Joseph Lee
  • Area

    590.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Patrick Bingham Hall © Patrick Bingham Hall © Patrick Bingham Hall © Patrick Bingham Hall +27

VIDEO: 40 Years On, The Lessons of PREVI

00:00 - 28 August, 2013

The students of the MSArch in Landscape and Urbanism program at Woodbury University in San Diego have shared this video on Proyecto Experimental de Vivienda (PREVI): a late 1960s social housing experiment in Lima, Peru, which, backed by the Peruvian government and the UN, involved the best social housing architects of the day.

The designs, part of the later, more humanist strain of modernism, were intended to allow families - who were used to holding complete control over the construction of their own homes - to appropriate the houses. However, they were also designed to imply how future construction might prevent the proliferation of chaos present in previous slums. The video asks how residents feel about their experimental homes today, questioning the success of this design strategy, 40 years after the project's completion. 

Find out more about the outcome of the PREVI experiment, after the break...

House in Greenwich / VOLPATOHATZ SA

01:00 - 28 August, 2013
© Richard Glover
© Richard Glover
  • Architects

  • Location

    Greenwich, Australia
  • Design Team

    Marco Volpato, Nicole Hatz, Axel Eichler, Frangiska Skiadas
  • Area

    360.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Richard Glover © Richard Glover © Richard Glover © Richard Glover +23

Casa Altamira / Joan Puigcorbé

01:00 - 28 August, 2013
Casa Altamira / Joan Puigcorbé, Courtesy of Joan Puigcorbé
Courtesy of Joan Puigcorbé
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica
  • Collaborator

    Carolina Pizarro
  • Area

    802.0 m2
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Courtesy of Joan Puigcorbé

Courtesy of Joan Puigcorbé Courtesy of Joan Puigcorbé Courtesy of Joan Puigcorbé Courtesy of Joan Puigcorbé +21

Green Hills Kinder / Broissin Architects

01:00 - 27 August, 2013
Courtesy of Broissin Architects
Courtesy of Broissin Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rancho San Juan, Ciudad López Mateos, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Gerardo Broissin, Jose Luís García
  • Design Team

    Gabriela Maldonado, Alejandro Rocha, Enrique Guillén, David Suárez, Alfonso Vargas, Rodrigo Jiménez, Mauricio Cristóbal
  • Project Area

    1800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

Courtesy of Broissin Architects Courtesy of Broissin Architects Courtesy of Broissin Architects Courtesy of Broissin Architects +28

OMA Selected to Masterplan New Civic Center in Colombia

01:00 - 27 August, 2013
OMA Selected to Masterplan New Civic Center in Colombia, Aerial © OMA
Aerial © OMA

OMA (NY), along with local collaborators Gomez + Castro Arquitectos, has been selected to masterplan the Bogotá Centro Administrativo Nacional (CAN) in Colombia, a mixed-use civic center roughly the size of Washington DC’s National Mall. Located at the midpoint of Calle 26 Avenue, the city’s main axis that has symbolically charted its growth from the historic downtown to the airport and the international gateway of Colombia, CAN will serve as a new city center and government headquarters with additional programs of residential, educational, retail and cultural developments.

Shohei Shigematsu, director-in-charge of OMA New York, commented, “Our proposal enables CAN to be a lively node, providing a continuous public domain that curves through the site to connect the park, the university and Calle 26. With a single gesture, the arc achieves a clear urban identity while accommodating programmatic diversity.”

Rio de Inverso: CityVision Competition Entry / Buro AD + Spectacle

01:00 - 27 August, 2013
Rio de Inverso: CityVision Competition Entry / Buro AD + Spectacle, grid. Image Courtesy of Buro AD + Spectacle
grid. Image Courtesy of Buro AD + Spectacle

Designed by Buro AD and SPECTACLE for this year’s CityVision Competition, their Rio de Inverso proposal critically addresses the historically cyclical attempts by urban planners to impose order post ex-facto on Rio de Janeiro's informally created, complex and spatially rich urban fabric. With the theme of the competition ‘sick and wonder (wonder and disgust),’  the architects demonstrate how the city was the arena for a continuous struggle. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Casa 45 / Alex Plana

01:00 - 27 August, 2013
Casa 45 / Alex Plana, © Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco

© Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco +22

Exodus Cube / Personal Architecture

01:00 - 27 August, 2013
Exodus Cube / Personal Architecture, © René de Wit
© René de Wit
  • Architects

  • Location

    Overblaak 56, 3011 MH Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Maarten Polkamp, Sander van Schaik
  • Design Team

    Leendert van Grinsven, Wiepkjen Kingma, Froukje van de Klundert
  • Construction Design

    IMd raadgevende ingenieurs
  • Contractor

    Hijbeko, Capelle aan de IJssel
  • Interior

    Nelison, Berkel en Roderijs
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© René de Wit © René de Wit © René de Wit © René de Wit +26

Nyt Hospital Nordsjælland Shortlisted Proposal / BIG

01:00 - 27 August, 2013
Nyt Hospital Nordsjælland Shortlisted Proposal / BIG, Courtesy of BIG
Courtesy of BIG

As we announced last week, BIG+WHR+Arup has been selected as one of three design teams to participate in the second phase of the design competition for Nyt Hospital Nordsjælland, a 124,000 square meter acute hospital in Hillerød, north of Copenhagen. BIG’s proposal for the new hospital, serving over 300,000 people, seeks to "preserve the site’s existing natural features while optimizing the efficient hospital machine."

Read on for more from the architect's description...

Huit House / tactic-a

01:00 - 27 August, 2013
© Gerardo Dueñas
© Gerardo Dueñas
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lagos de Moreno, JAL, Mexico
  • Architect

    Carlos Morán, Juan Martín
  • Project Area

    284.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Gerardo Dueñas, Diego Torres

© Diego Torres © Diego Torres © Diego Torres © Gerardo Dueñas +16

C-Mine Expeditie / NU architectuuratelier

00:00 - 27 August, 2013
C-Mine Expeditie  / NU architectuuratelier, © Stijn Bollaert
© Stijn Bollaert

© Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert +17

Blairgowrie House / Wolveridge Architects

01:00 - 27 August, 2013
© Ben Hosking
© Ben Hosking
  • Architects

  • Location

    Blairgowrie, Australia
  • Practice Team

    Jerry Wolveridge, Sina Petzold, Ricky Booth, David Anthony
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Ben Hosking © Ben Hosking © Ben Hosking © Ben Hosking +19

Portable House ÁPH80 / Ábaton Arquitectura

01:00 - 27 August, 2013
Portable House ÁPH80 / Ábaton Arquitectura, © Juan Baraja
© Juan Baraja

© Juan Baraja © Juan Baraja © Juan Baraja © Juan Baraja +21

'Balance Through Buoyancy' Floatastic Pavilion / QASTIC Lab

01:00 - 27 August, 2013
'Balance Through Buoyancy' Floatastic Pavilion / QASTIC Lab, Courtesy of QASTIC
Courtesy of QASTIC

Designed and constructed by QASTIC Lab, ‘Balance Through Buoyancy’ is a temporary researchpavilion called “Floatastic” which was designed and built for a private client to serve as a shade pavilion for a wedding ceremony. Situated in Edgerton Park, in New Haven Connecticut (an Olmsted planned landscape), this deployable structure aims to create a floated shelter which avoids imposing any loads to the ground, which traditional structures require. Instead, it proposes a well-fabricated balloon, which is filled with Helium to raise the imposed loads of fabric veils and any possible dynamic environmental loads toward the sky. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Top Firms Compete to Design Kazakhstan's World Expo in 2017

01:00 - 27 August, 2013
Top Firms Compete to Design Kazakhstan's World Expo in 2017, © J. Mayer H. Architects (Germany)
© J. Mayer H. Architects (Germany)

Zaha Hadid Architects, Coop Himmelb(l)au, UNStudio, and Snøhetta are some of the 45 shortlisted practices competing to design the International Specialized Exposition (Expo 2017) in Astana, Kazakhstan. Each practice, selected from more than a 100 proposals worldwide, has submitted their own interpretation of the expo’s theme: "Future Energy". Come September, the jury will announce which vision best represents what will be the country’s first world fair.

“The theme of our exhibition is closely related to 'green economy', which takes into account the possibility of using alternative energy sources and the autonomous water and heat provision in each of the constructions," said Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev.

U-Boat Hall / BOLLES+WILSON

01:00 - 27 August, 2013
© Olaf Mahlstedt
© Olaf Mahlstedt
  • Architects

  • Location

    Göttinger Straße 16, 30449 Hanover, Germany
  • Area

    7300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Olaf Mahlstedt © Olaf Mahlstedt © Olaf Mahlstedt © Olaf Mahlstedt +14