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COBE and DISSING+WEITLING Win Competition to Design 225-Meter Pedestrian Bridge for Køge

00:00 - 14 November, 2014
COBE and DISSING+WEITLING Win Competition to Design 225-Meter Pedestrian Bridge for Køge, © COBE, DISSING+WEITLING and COWI
© COBE, DISSING+WEITLING and COWI

COBE, DISSING+WEITLING and COWI have been announced as winners of an international competition to design a 225-meter-long pedestrian bridge, station, 32,000-square-meter park and associated park-and-ride facility for the Danish city of Køge. The winning design, selected over three other invited submissions, will stretch across a unique traffic “hot-spot” where Denmark’s most trafficked freeway, an existing train line and a planned double-tracked high-speed rail line meet. 

More about the Køge North Station, which is expected serve 90,000 people daily as a “new gateway to Copenhagen” by 2018, after the break.

Léon Blum Viaduct Bridge / RFR

01:00 - 14 November, 2014
Léon Blum Viaduct Bridge / RFR, Courtesy of RFR
Courtesy of RFR

Courtesy of RFR Courtesy of RFR Courtesy of RFR Courtesy of RFR +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Poitiers, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Jean-François Blassel / RFR
  • Project Year

    2014

House Rehabilitation In Begur / MANO Arquitectura

01:00 - 13 November, 2014
House Rehabilitation In Begur / MANO Arquitectura, © Luis Carbonell
© Luis Carbonell

© Luis Carbonell © Luis Carbonell © Luis Carbonell © Luis Carbonell +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Sebastian Machado, Victoria Esborraz
  • Area

    735.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Canopia Park Housing / BABIN+RENAUD

01:00 - 13 November, 2014
Canopia Park Housing / BABIN+RENAUD, © Cécile Septet
© Cécile Septet

© Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mail Haroun Tazieff, 44300 Nantes, France
  • Area

    4185.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Juhani Pallasmaa and Diébédo Francis Kéré Honored in 2014 Schelling Architecture Awards

00:00 - 13 November, 2014
Juhani Pallasmaa and Diébédo Francis Kéré Honored in 2014 Schelling Architecture Awards, Centre for Earth Architecture / Kere Architecture. Image © Iwan Baan
Centre for Earth Architecture / Kere Architecture. Image © Iwan Baan

The Schelling Architecture Foundation has announced Juhani Pallasmaa and Diébédo Francis Kéré as the recipients of its Architecture Theory and Architecture Prizes, respectively, for 2014. Awarded once every two years since 1994, the Schelling Prizes are prestigious awards that historically have been reasonable predictors of the Pritzker Prize, with Zaha Hadid, Peter Zumthor, Kazuyo Sejima and Wang Shu all receiving a Schelling Architecture Prize some years before their Pritzker Prize.

This year, the Schelling Prize's "indigenous ingenuity" theme was inspired by the 2012 Theory winner Kenneth Frampton's theory of Critical Regionalism, with the prize asking "how can inventive and directly comprehensible architecture satisfy human needs in an appealing way?"

More on the winners after the break

Six Teams Studying Uneven Growth to Exhibit Proposals for Expanding Megacities at MoMA

01:00 - 13 November, 2014
Six Teams Studying Uneven Growth to Exhibit Proposals for Expanding Megacities at MoMA, Lagos Tomorrow. 2014. Water. Image © NLÉ and Zoohaus/Inteligencias Colectivas
Lagos Tomorrow. 2014. Water. Image © NLÉ and Zoohaus/Inteligencias Colectivas

As the culmination of a 14-month initiative to examine new architectural possibilities for rapid growth in six megalopolises - Hong Kong, Istanbul, Lagos, Mumbai, New York, and Rio de Janeiro - the Museum of Modern Art is preparing to open Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities on November 22. The exhibition will present mappings of emergent modes of tactical urbanism from around the globe alongside proposals for a bottom-up approach to urban growth in the highlighted cities by six interdisciplinary teams made up of local practitioners and international architecture and urbanism experts.

Curator Pedro Gadanho, in collaboration with the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), states: 

“The exhibition features design scenarios for future developments that simultaneously raise awareness of the prevailing inequalities in specific urban areas and confront the changing roles of architects vis-à-vis ever-increasing urbanization. Each team in the exhibition was asked to consider how emergent forms of tactical urbanism can respond to alterations in the nature of public space, housing, mobility, spatial justice, environmental conditions, and other major issues in near-future urban contexts.” 

A synopsis of each team’s work, after the break.

The Race to Save Architecture in Myanmar's Biggest City

00:00 - 13 November, 2014
The Race to Save Architecture in Myanmar's Biggest City, View from Golden Hill Towers in Yangon, Myanmar (2010). Image © Flickr CC User Soe Lin
View from Golden Hill Towers in Yangon, Myanmar (2010). Image © Flickr CC User Soe Lin

Preservationists are in a race to document and preserve some of Yangon’s most admired cultural icons. Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon is experiencing an all to familiar story: rapid development taking precedence over preservation. As the National Geographic reports, “Hulking monoliths of concrete and blue-plated glass are replacing fine old residential and government buildings…Although much has already been lost, many architecturally or esthetically significant structures have hung on. The question now is  how long they will last.” Read the complete story, here

Oak Pass Guest / Walker Workshop

01:00 - 13 November, 2014
Oak Pass Guest / Walker Workshop, © Nicholas Alan Cope
© Nicholas Alan Cope

© Nicholas Alan Cope © Nicholas Alan Cope © Nicholas Alan Cope © Nicholas Alan Cope +24

Trek-In Hicker's Cabins / MoodBuilders + Kristel Hermans Architectuur

01:00 - 13 November, 2014
Trek-In Hicker's Cabins / MoodBuilders + Kristel Hermans Architectuur, Courtesy of Campsite
Courtesy of Campsite

Courtesy of Campsite © Tim van der Grinten Courtesy of Campsite © Tim van der Grinten +29

Vanke Daxing Sales Gallery / Spark Architects

01:00 - 13 November, 2014
Vanke Daxing Sales Gallery / Spark Architects, © Shu He
© Shu He

© Shu He © Shu He © Shu He © Shu He +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Daxing, Beijing, China
  • Project Director

    Jan Felix Clostermann
  • Project Architect

    Christian Taeubert
  • Team

    Hua Ye, Karl Nyqvist, Ben de Lange, Ali Yildrim, Duarte Nuno Silva, Katarzyna Irzyk, Huan Wang, Nuno Cardoso Dias, Elaine Kwong, Bing Han (landscape concept design)
  • Area

    391000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

The World’s 10 Tallest New Buildings of 2015

01:00 - 13 November, 2014

The following list, originally published on BuzzBuzzHome, is based on data from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the recognized authority on skyscraper height. 

With the number of officially “tall” buildings — at least 656 feet (200 meters) — doubling over the next ten years, and the number of “megatall” buildings — at least 1,969 feet (600 meters) — expected to jump from two to 10 by 2020, building construction around the world is literally reaching new heights.

Indeed, next year alone 10 new skyscrapers of at least 1,110 feet (338 meters) will be completed. They are 2015's tallest buildings…

Team Of Interviewers Ask: 'What Is Architecture?'

00:00 - 13 November, 2014

What is Architecture? (WIA), a small collection of interviews with influential architects from around Europe, seeks to "provide clear and concise information about architecture", thereby "forming a panoramic view of today's architectural thinking." Set up by three students of architecture residing in Innsbruck, the WIA team have interviewed the likes of Patrik Schumacher (Zaha Hadid Architects), Sir Peter Cook (CRAB Studio), Jacob and Nathalie van Rijs (MVRDV), and Ben van Berkel (UNStudio). Their collection, though small, is continually expanding.

See a selection of WIA's interviews after the break (or see the entire collection here).

AD Interviews: Mohsen Mostafavi / Harvard GSD

01:00 - 13 November, 2014

During his recent trip to Chile, organized by the Harvard David Rockefeller Center For Latin American Studies, we caught up with the Dean of Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD), Mohsen Mostafavi, to see what challenges he thinks are facing the future of architecture education and to learn more about his work on ecological urbanism.

 “[Architecture is] both a singular discipline, but at the same time it needs to be a collaborative discipline. It’s at once focusing on disciplinary knowledge but at the same time trans-disciplinary practicing; therefore it means that architectural education has to find new venues for collaboration,” he said. 

"I think the GSD is very well-positioned to address key societal issues today because first, we’re a very multidisciplinary school in the sense that we believe strongly both in the focus of individual disciplines like architecture, but also on the inter-relationship between architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and urban design. "

Watch the full interview above to see what else Mostafavi had to say about architecture school, the role of architecture in society and ecological urbanism. 

2015 YAP P.S.1 Shortlist

01:00 - 13 November, 2014
2015 YAP P.S.1 Shortlist, 2014 YAP P.S.1 Winner: The Living's Compostable Mushroom Tower - Hy-Fi. Image © Andrew Nunes
2014 YAP P.S.1 Winner: The Living's Compostable Mushroom Tower - Hy-Fi. Image © Andrew Nunes

MoMA P.S.1 has announced five finalists to compete in the 2015 Young Architects Program (YAP). Now in it’s 16th edition, the competition will challenge a group of emerging architects to design a temporary installation within the walls of the P.S.1 courtyard for MoMA’s annual summer “Warm-Up” series.

The 2015 shortlist includes Office for Political Innovation (Andres Jaque; NY), brillhart architecture (Jacob Brillhart; Miami, FL), Erin Besler (LA, CA), The Bittertang Farm (Michael Loverich; NY), Studio Benjamin Dillenburger (Benjamin Dillenburger and Michael Hansmeyer; ONT, Canada). The winners will be announced in early 2015. 

Previous winners include The Living (Hy-Fi), CODA (Party Wall), Interboro Partners (Holding Pattern), Work AC (Public Farm 1), MOS (Afterparty) and SO-IL (Pole Dance).

Help Us Honor Rem Koolhaas On His 70th Birthday

00:00 - 13 November, 2014
Help Us Honor Rem Koolhaas On His 70th Birthday, Courtesy of Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture, and Design, via Flickr. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
Courtesy of Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture, and Design, via Flickr. Used under Creative Commons

Rem Koolhaas, one of today's most celebrated architects, has lived a significant year. With the closing of his much-talked about Venice Biennale just days away, the Dutchman also turns 70 years old this coming Monday. 

Twin Peaks House / apparat-c

01:00 - 13 November, 2014
Twin Peaks House / apparat-c, © Namsun Lee
© Namsun Lee

© Namsun Lee © Namsun Lee © Namsun Lee © Namsun Lee +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wanju-gun, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Seewoong Lee, Yeonyung Choi, Pedro Ferreira
  • Area

    177.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

BIG Reveals 20-Year Restoration Plan for Washington DC's Smithsonian Campus

01:00 - 13 November, 2014
BIG Reveals 20-Year Restoration Plan for Washington DC's Smithsonian Campus, Courtesy of BIG
Courtesy of BIG

Nearly a year-and-a-half since the announcement of their selection, BIG has unveiled plans for a massive, 20-year-long overhaul for the Smithsonian’s southern campus in the center of Washington DC. With an overarching goal to unite the site by dissolving the notable impediments and discontinuous pathways that plague the area, BIG plans to also expand visitor, education and gallery spaces, while updating aging and inefficient building systems. 

"Where today each museum is almost like a separate entity, in the future, it’s going to be a much more open, intuitive and inviting campus to meander around," Bjarke Ingels explained.

Courtesy of BIG Courtesy of BIG Courtesy of BIG Courtesy of BIG +38

Städtische Bühnen Theatre Workshops / gmp architekten

01:00 - 13 November, 2014
Städtische Bühnen Theatre Workshops / gmp architekten, Courtesy of gmp architekten
Courtesy of gmp architekten

Courtesy of gmp architekten Courtesy of gmp architekten Courtesy of gmp architekten Courtesy of gmp architekten +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Frankfurt, Germany
  • Design Team

    Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Holger Betz and Kristian Spenker
  • Area

    13834.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014