Wenlock Road Mixed-Use Development Proposal / Hawkins\Brown Architects

01:00 - 14 August, 2013
Wenlock Road Mixed-Use Development Proposal / Hawkins\Brown Architects, © Forbes Massie
© Forbes Massie

Award-winning architectural practice Hawkins\Brown Architects, with Regal Homes, have just received planning permission from the London Borough of Hackney for their design of a new 6,750 sqm mixed-use development located on Wenlock Road. Situated within the Regents Canal Conservation Area, their proposal has a unique cruciform plan which not only gives the development a unique residential experience, but results in a dynamic form when seen from the Regent's Canal. More images and architects' description after the break.

MoMA Releases First Storybook: “Young Frank, Architect”

00:00 - 14 August, 2013
MoMA Releases First Storybook: “Young Frank, Architect”, Cover of Young Frank, Architect, published by The Museum of Modern Art
Cover of Young Frank, Architect, published by The Museum of Modern Art

Inspiring builders of all ages, MoMA has released their first storybook, following the adventures of a young, New York City architect and his architect grandfather: Young Frank and Old Frank. The creative pair - with matching bow ties, straw boater hats and, of course, Le Corbusier-inspired glasses - optimistically views the world as an endless supply of inspiration and possibilities. Everything, from macaroni to old boxes, inspires them to create - especially after discovering the works of Frank Gehry and Frank Lloyd Wright at The Museum of Modern Art. 

'Urban Fabric: Building New York's Garment District' Exhibition

00:00 - 14 August, 2013
'Urban Fabric: Building New York's Garment District' Exhibition, Courtesy of The Skyscraper Museum
Courtesy of The Skyscraper Museum

Despite its drastic evolution in the past 50 years, New York's historic Garment District remains one of the most authentic neighborhoods in the city. From August 5 through October 31, The Skyscraper Museum is presenting a free exhibition on its architecture and urban history in a pop-up space at 1411 Broadway. The installation reprises the exhibition The Skyscraper Museum originated last year in its lower Manhattan gallery. This exhibition is a great opportunity to explore a place that was once known as having the largest concentration of skyscraper factories in the world with more than 100,000 manufacturing jobs. For more information, please visit here.

Helena’s Villa / Grech & Vinci Architecture & Design

01:00 - 14 August, 2013
Helena’s Villa / Grech & Vinci Architecture & Design, Courtesy of Grech & Vinci
Courtesy of Grech & Vinci

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Maggie’s Newcastle / Cullinan Studio

00:00 - 14 August, 2013
Maggie’s Newcastle / Cullinan Studio, © Paul Raftery
© Paul Raftery
  • Architects

  • Location

    Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK
  • Project Directors

    Ted Cullinan, Johnny Winter
  • Project Architects

    Lucy Brittain, Tim Francis
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Paul Raftery © Paul Raftery © Paul Raftery © Paul Raftery +15

Studio Mumbai / Moleskine

00:00 - 14 August, 2013
Studio Mumbai / Moleskine

From the Publisher. This book shows the development of Jain's personal mind-process as well as the collective dialogue through which each project evolves. Dialogues unfolded through study sketches made by both Bijoy Jain and the carpenters, as well photographs taken during journeys used as study and inspiration, showcasing a critical part of their design process. Studio Mumbai consists on a group of Indian architects and craftsmen, all resident artisans of Studio Mumbai, headed by Bijoy Jain, one of India's foremost architects.

Studio Mumbai's awards and honours include the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture from the Institute Français d'Architecture (2008), a Special Mention at the 12th Architecture Biennale (2010), the BSI Swiss Architectural Award (2012).

Wordpress Automattic Space / Baran Studio Architecture

00:00 - 14 August, 2013
© Scott Hargis
© Scott Hargis

© Scott Hargis © Scott Hargis © Scott Hargis © Scott Hargis +8

House Tunquén / WHALE!

00:00 - 14 August, 2013
© Felipe Fontecilla
© Felipe Fontecilla
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tunquen, Algarrobo, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Constructor

    Branko Pavlovic, Pablo Lobos-Pedrals, Rubén Marchant
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Felipe Fontecilla © Felipe Fontecilla © Felipe Fontecilla © Felipe Fontecilla +22

Rome's New Mayor Seeks to Pedestrianize The Monuments

00:00 - 14 August, 2013
Rome's New Mayor Seeks to Pedestrianize The Monuments , © Franco Origlia/Getty Images via NPR
© Franco Origlia/Getty Images via NPR

Rome’s new mayor, Ignazio Marino, is leading a crusade for walkability by eliminating noisy, out-of-control traffic surrounding the ancient monuments. Starting with the Via dei Fori Imperiali - a major avenue connecting the Piazza Venezia to the Colosseum - Marino plans to ban private traffic so pedestrians will have a place to “bike, walk, enjoy this incredible archaeological site.” More on the story at NPR

Fioretti House / A4 estudio

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
Fioretti House / A4 estudio, © García&Betancourt
© García&Betancourt
  • Architects

  • Location

    Loteo El Molino
  • Project Architects

    Leonardo Codina y Juan Manuel Filice
  • Project Area

    428.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photography

© García&Betancourt © García&Betancourt © García&Betancourt © García&Betancourt +9

Luxury Villa Built on Beijing Rooftop To Be Demolished

00:00 - 13 August, 2013
Luxury Villa Built on Beijing Rooftop To Be Demolished, Courtesy of China.org.cn
Courtesy of China.org.cn

As architects, it's often difficult for us to accept that the users who inhabit our buildings will modify the design in ways we never intended (or wanted). Of course, one can usually reasonably suspect that, at the very least, an inhabitant will never do this: a Professor Zhang has spent the last six years building a two-story luxury villa (complete with surrounding rocks and trees) on the roof of a Beijing apartment building. Unfortunately for Zhang, however, who legally bought the penthouse apartment, but never requested the planning permission to subsequently doze it and re-build another structure entirely, the Authorities will demolish the villa in the next 15 days, claiming that it places a dangerous amount of extra weight upon the building and increases "the susceptibility of the construction to earthquakes or lightning strikes." Story via the Shanghaiist.

WKCDA Abandons West Kowloon Park Competition in Hong Kong

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
WKCDA Abandons West Kowloon Park Competition in Hong Kong, Courtesy of Foster + Partners
Courtesy of Foster + Partners

A major competition for a 40ha waterfront park in Hong Kong has been scrapped by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA). Thus, Foster + Partners' competition-winning City Park will be abandoned, despite its potential to transform the Victoria Harbour's reclaimed edge into an important Asian hub for artistic exchange.

Read on to find out why the WKCDA has called it quits.

House W / LOSTINARCHITECTURE

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
House W / LOSTINARCHITECTURE, © Mischa Erben
© Mischa Erben
  • Architects

  • Location

    Klosterneuburg, Austria
  • Architect in Charge

    Connie Herzog, Gerfried Hinteregger
  • Structural Engineer

    DI Franz Wölflinger
  • Area

    305.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Mischa Erben © Mischa Erben © Mischa Erben © Mischa Erben +21

Apartment in Santa Teresa / Romero Vallejo Architects

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
© Juan Carlos Quindós
© Juan Carlos Quindós

© Juan Carlos Quindós © Juan Carlos Quindós © Juan Carlos Quindós © Juan Carlos Quindós +13

House of Dust / Antonino Cardillo architect

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
House of Dust / Antonino Cardillo architect, Courtesy of Antonino Cardillo architect
Courtesy of Antonino Cardillo architect

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Bacoc Hacienda / Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
Bacoc Hacienda / Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos, © Schalkwijk-Troche-Reyes-Patrón
© Schalkwijk-Troche-Reyes-Patrón
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seye, Yucatan, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Salvador Reyes Ríos, Josefina Larraín Lagos
  • Collaborator

    Magda Gamboa
  • Construction

    Eduardo Durán
  • Project Area

    429.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photography

    Schalkwijk-Troche-Reyes-Patrón

© Schalkwijk-Troche-Reyes-Patrón © Schalkwijk-Troche-Reyes-Patrón © Schalkwijk-Troche-Reyes-Patrón © Schalkwijk-Troche-Reyes-Patrón +28

PR House / Bach Arquitectes

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
PR House / Bach Arquitectes, Courtesy of Bach Arquitectes
Courtesy of Bach Arquitectes
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tiana, Catalonia, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Jaume Bach, Eugeni Bach
  • Project Area

    342.93 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photography

    Courtesy of Bach Arquitectes

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Wastewater pumping station / MooMAA

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
Wastewater pumping station / MooMAA, © André Cavalheiro
© André Cavalheiro
  • Arquitetos

  • Localização

    Avenida Diário de Notícias, 760
  • Project Architects

    Moacyr Moojen Marques e Sergio Moacir Marques
  • Project Team

    Arq. Bárbara Mello, Arq. Betina Cornetet e Arq. Valentina M. Marques
  • Engineering

    Magna Engenharia
  • Structures

    Teísa Estruturas, Simon Engenharia, Módulo Engenharia
  • Electrical

    Eng. Luiz Piazza
  • Sanitary System

    Arq. Léo Cargnin
  • Project Area

    1150.0 m2
  • Ano do projeto

    2011
  • Fotografias

    André Cavalheiro

© André Cavalheiro © André Cavalheiro © André Cavalheiro © André Cavalheiro +25

From the architect. An urbanism project, usually with poor visibility and maximum importance, the channeling and wastewater treatment system of the Integrated Socio-Environmental Program – PISA, of the Municipality of Porto Alegre – PMPA, running for more than 30 years, with wastewater treatment actions in the Guaiba estuary basin, with the participation of 40% of the territory of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in addition to the obvious environmental and health benefits, returns the accessibility to the river in the capital in the short-term, with an expressive social impact.