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Entourage 3 / Re-Act Now

01:00 - 19 November, 2014
Entourage 3  / Re-Act Now, © Andrei Margulescu
© Andrei Margulescu

© Andrei Margulescu © Andrei Margulescu © Andrei Margulescu © Andrei Margulescu +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bucharest, Romania
  • Architects in Charge

    Mario Kuibus, Viorel Zoicas
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Maxx Royal Kemer Hotel / Baraka Architects

01:00 - 19 November, 2014
Maxx Royal Kemer Hotel  / Baraka Architects, Courtesy of Baraka Architects
Courtesy of Baraka Architects

Courtesy of Baraka Architects Courtesy of Baraka Architects Courtesy of Baraka Architects Courtesy of Baraka Architects +49

  • Architects

  • Location

    07980 Kemer, Turkey
  • Area

    100000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Coalimex / group8asia

01:00 - 19 November, 2014
Coalimex / group8asia, © Régis Golay
© Régis Golay

© Régis Golay © Régis Golay © Régis Golay © Régis Golay +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hanoi, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Area

    10000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

A Renaissance Gem In Need Of Restoration

00:00 - 19 November, 2014

The Pazzi Chapel is a landmark of architecture in the city that was once the cradle of the Italian Renaissance: Florence. Located in the Santa Croce church complex (the largest Franciscan church in the world), the chapel was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi - the goldsmith-turned-architect who dedicated his life to engineering the dome of Florence's Santa Maria del Fiore. It is "a prime example of 15th-century architectural decoration in grey pietra serena sandstone, colourful maiolica, and terracotta."

550 years have taken their toll on this structure and its decoration. Concern for the state of the loggia of the chapel is now so great that the non-profit institution in charge of the church’s administration - the Opera di Santa Croce - have raised 50% of the funds needed to carry out a restoration, set to begin in early 2015. They are now looking to crowdfunding to source the remaining half ($95,000) and, in so doing, are inviting people from around the world to become part of the 720-year-long history of Santa Croce.

IV Moscow Urban Forum: “Drivers of City Development”

00:00 - 19 November, 2014
IV Moscow Urban Forum: “Drivers of City Development”

The IV annual Moscow Urban Forum is quickly approaching. To be held from December 11-14, the forum is an international conference on city planning, urban development and related subjects. With the overarching theme of “Drivers of City Development,” this year’s forum will feature talks by Uma Adusumilli, Pablo Allard, Dan Hill, Sergei Kapkov, Maksim Liksutov, Antanas Mockus and Hui Wang, among many others.

The Forum will look at infrastructure, economy, social development and culture as the main drivers of city development, with day one starting by discussing the global development of megacities as well as the agenda for Russian city development. Day two will focus specifically on Moscow’s city agenda, while days three and four will feature the Forum speakers as well as special events for urban communities.

Video: Ole Scheeren on Height and Density

00:00 - 19 November, 2014

In this interview, conducted by the Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Ole Scheeren discusses the ideal height for sustainable buildings. Drawing reference from two of his projects, MahaNakhon and The Interlace, he speaks to the difference between height and density, and how those two interplay when creating livable spaces in urban areas. He goes on to talk about how large buildings such as skyscrapers can be made more open to the surrounding city, both visually through programming. Watch the full clip above!

The Gentle House / Ngoc Luong Le

01:00 - 18 November, 2014
The Gentle House  / Ngoc Luong Le, Courtesy of Ngoc Luong Le
Courtesy of Ngoc Luong Le

Courtesy of Ngoc Luong Le Courtesy of Ngoc Luong Le Courtesy of Ngoc Luong Le Courtesy of Ngoc Luong Le +35

Weddle Gilmore, West 8 and Colwell Shelor Selected to Redesign Arizona's Mesa City Center

01:00 - 18 November, 2014
Weddle Gilmore, West 8 and Colwell Shelor Selected to Redesign Arizona's Mesa City Center, Context. Image © Colwell Shelor, West 8 and Weddle Gilmore
Context. Image © Colwell Shelor, West 8 and Weddle Gilmore

Weddle Gilmore black rock studio, West 8 and Colwell Shelor Landscape Architecture have been selected to transform 19 acres surrounding Arizona's Mesa City Hall into a unique civic space that will “capture and enhance the urbanizing momentum of Mesa’s downtown core.” Unanimously selected by the City of Mesa, over finalists Woods Bagot + Surface Design and Otak + Mayer Reed, the winning scheme plans to activate the public space with a series of flexible plazas and garden spaces centered around a distinct cooper shade structure.

More about the design and competition, after the break.

Upper terrace . Image © Colwell Shelor, West 8 and Weddle Gilmore Summer water feature. Image © Colwell Shelor, West 8 and Weddle Gilmore Neon plaza. Image © Colwell Shelor, West 8 and Weddle Gilmore East entrance. Image © Colwell Shelor, West 8 and Weddle Gilmore +16

Mariposa Land Port of Entry / Jones Studio

01:00 - 18 November, 2014
Mariposa Land Port of Entry / Jones Studio, © Bill Timmerman
© Bill Timmerman

© Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman +6

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nogales, AZ, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Phoenix—Neal Jones, AIA (principal in charge), Eddie Jones, AIA (principal designer), Brian Farling (lead designer), Jacob Benyi (project director), Melissa Farling, FAIA, Maria Salenger, AIA, Joanna Noonan, Rob Viergutz, Bill Osborne, AIA, J. Barry Moffitt, AIA, Tom Conner, Kevin Jones, Brian Lee, Ashley Kenneally, Brett Marinoff, Nick Nevels, David Takeuchi, Amit Upadhye, Eric Weber
  • Area

    115772.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Reflections on the 2014 Venice Biennale

01:00 - 18 November, 2014
Reflections on the 2014 Venice Biennale, Fundamentals (Central Pavilion): Ceiling. Image © David Levene
Fundamentals (Central Pavilion): Ceiling. Image © David Levene

Fundamentals, the title of the 2014 Venice Biennale, will close its doors in a matter of days (on the 23rd November). From the moment Rem Koolhaas revealed the title for this year’s Biennale in January 2013, asking national curators to respond directly to the theme of ‘Absorbing Modernity 1914-2014’, there was an inkling that this Biennale would be in some way special. Having rejected offers to direct the Biennale in the past, the fact that Koolhaas chose to act not only as curator but also thematic co-ordinator of the complete international effort, was significant. This announcement led Peter Eisenman (one of Koolhaas' earliest tutors and advocates) to state in one interview that “[Rem is] stating his end: the end of [his] career, the end of [his] hegemony, the end of [his] mythology, the end of everything, the end of architecture.”

Ten Practices Selected to Design €400 Million "Oaks Prague" Scheme

00:00 - 18 November, 2014
Ten Practices Selected to Design €400 Million "Oaks Prague" Scheme, Design by Hall McKnight. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company
Design by Hall McKnight. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company

The Czech Republic-based Arendon Development Company has selected seven British practices and three Czech practices to work together on Oaks Prague, a new €400 million, 220-home "residential and lifestyle development" 20 kilometres South-East of Prague within the commune of Popivičky.

Selected through a competition organized by Malcolm Reading Consultants, the ten practices will join the team of Edward Durell Stone Jr and Associates, who masterplanned the development to include a golf club, hotel and spa at its centre, and John Thompson & Partners, who developed a pattern book and style guide for Oaks Prague.

Read on after the break for the full list of selected architects

Design by McGarry-Moon Architects. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company Design by Coffey Architects. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company Design by Duggan Morris. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company Design By Haptic. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company +14

2015 YAP Istanbul Modern Shortlist

00:00 - 18 November, 2014
2015 YAP Istanbul Modern Shortlist, 2013 YAP Istanbul Modern Winner: Sky Spotting Stop / SO?. Image © Muhsin Akgün; Courtesy of Istanbul Modern
2013 YAP Istanbul Modern Winner: Sky Spotting Stop / SO?. Image © Muhsin Akgün; Courtesy of Istanbul Modern

Istanbul Modern has announced five finalists to compete in the 2015 Young Architects Program (). Now in it’s 2nd edition, the competition will challenge a group of emerging architects to design a temporary installation within the confines of Istanbul Modern's courtyard that will host a series of events and visitors throughout the summer of 2015.

Call for Entries: Design the Barack Obama Presidential Library

01:00 - 18 November, 2014
Call for Entries: Design the Barack Obama Presidential Library, Courtesy of CAC
Courtesy of CAC

Calling all architects and students, the Chicago Architectural Club (CAC) wants to see your ideas for The Barack Obama Presidential Library. The recent media coverage surrounding the announced library, drawing bids from New York, Honolulu, and Chicago, once again initiates the desire for speculations and projections. As the fourteenth of its kind, this civic institution will not only function to house a collection of artifacts and documents relating to the president’s life but will also provide an educational infrastructure and framework for outreach and community programs. Thus, in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF), this year’s Chicago Prize Competition is calling for speculative proposals for the Barack Obama Presidential Library to initiate a debate in order to rethink and redefine this particular building typology.

Grimshaw Releases New Images of World's Largest Airport Terminal in Istanbul

00:00 - 18 November, 2014
Grimshaw Releases New Images of World's Largest Airport Terminal in Istanbul, Courtesy of Grimshaw
Courtesy of Grimshaw

New images have been released of Istanbul's new airport, designed by Grimshaw, Nordic Office of Architecture and Haptic Architects, assisted by local Turkish Partners GMW Mimarlik and Tekeli Sisa. Projected to be the world's largest airport terminal under a single roof at almost one million square metres, the new airport is expected to serve 90 million passengers a year on the opening of the first phase, rising to 150 million a year after completion in 2018.

© MIR; Courtesy of Grimshaw Courtesy of Grimshaw Courtesy of Grimshaw © MIR; Courtesy of Grimshaw +6

Skytel / PANORAMA

01:00 - 18 November, 2014
Skytel  / PANORAMA, © Ng Siu Fung
© Ng Siu Fung

© Ng Siu Fung © Ng Siu Fung © Ng Siu Fung © Ng Siu Fung +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Area

    850.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Oeuf / Flat House

01:00 - 18 November, 2014
Oeuf / Flat House, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Japan
  • Area

    79.36 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010

ED House / Eduardo Guzmán Rivera + Juan Carlos Muñoz Del Sante

00:00 - 18 November, 2014
ED House / Eduardo Guzmán Rivera + Juan Carlos Muñoz Del Sante, © Cristian Muñoz Del Sante
© Cristian Muñoz Del Sante

© Cristian Muñoz Del Sante © Cristian Muñoz Del Sante © Cristian Muñoz Del Sante © Cristian Muñoz Del Sante +29

HAEAHN and Haenglim Take Second Place in KOMIPO Power Plant Design Competition

01:00 - 18 November, 2014
HAEAHN and Haenglim Take Second Place in KOMIPO Power Plant Design Competition , Perspective View. Image Courtesy of HAEAHN
Perspective View. Image Courtesy of HAEAHN

Claiming second place in a recent competition for Korea Midland Power (KOMIPO), HAEAHN Architects, in partnership with Haenglim, have put forth a daring new design that combines power plant and office building. The dual use structure, which will include a park and a restaurant, was conceived as a way of breaking the raw, industrial image of the traditional power plant. In keeping with this idea, the design would be built over and replace Danginlee, the first power plant ever constructed in South Korea. The architects intended for the new plant to commemorate the old, while at the same time attracting more local traffic to the area. See the details of this award-winning design, after the break.

Restaurant Interior. Image Courtesy of HAEAHN Atrium Interior. Image Courtesy of HAEAHN Interior View. Image Courtesy of HAEAHN Lobby Interior. Image Courtesy of HAEAHN +24