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Tengbom Prepares to Break Ground on New Trail Center in Kungälv

01:00 - 9 November, 2014
Tengbom Prepares to Break Ground on New Trail Center in Kungälv, © Tengbom
© Tengbom

Tengbom is preparing to break ground on their competition-winning proposal “Kotten” (The Pinecone) in the Fontin area of Kungälv municipality. Following the destruction of the old trail centre in a fire in 2013, Kungälv municipality arranged an architectural competition for a new, modern trail centre in the Fontin area.

House Ca's Bouer / Jordi Queralt + La Boqueria

01:00 - 9 November, 2014
House Ca's Bouer / Jordi Queralt + La Boqueria, © Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons

© Núria Ginès © Núria Ginès © Eugeni Pons © Núria Ginès +25

Cabin Ryfylke / Pir II Oslo + Resell Arkitektur

01:00 - 9 November, 2014
Cabin Ryfylke / Pir II Oslo  + Resell Arkitektur, © Olav Resell
© Olav Resell

© Olav Resell © Olav Resell © Olav Resell © Olav Resell +21

Anglet South Coastline / Debarre Duplantier Associés Architecture & Paysage

01:00 - 9 November, 2014
Anglet South Coastline / Debarre Duplantier Associés Architecture & Paysage, © Arthur Pequin
© Arthur Pequin

© Arthur Pequin © Arthur Pequin © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun +22

Have you Seen This Forgotten PoMo Jewelry by 1980s Architects?

01:00 - 9 November, 2014
Have you Seen This Forgotten PoMo Jewelry by 1980s Architects?, Jewelry designed by Peter Eisenman. Image © Rizzoli New York Courtesy of Sight Unseen
Jewelry designed by Peter Eisenman. Image © Rizzoli New York Courtesy of Sight Unseen

It's not often that a major design project by a bevy of superstar architects is forgotten to history. But this seems to be what happened in the 1980s, when Italian designer Cleto Munari commissioned a stable of world-famous architects to design a new jewelry collection. The (unashamedly PoMo) results were documented in a now almost forgotten book by Barbara Radice called simply "Jewelry By Architects," which included interviews with each designer. Originally published by Monica Khemsurov of Sight Unseen, this article shows off just some of the contents of this fascinating work.

Until about six months ago, there was only one Munari we idolized: Bruno, one of our favorite 20th-century designers and design theorists. (If you haven’t read Design As Art, we suggest you hop to it!) But then, one fateful day this past spring, we were wandering aimlessly around the internet when we stumbled upon the biggest editorial coup we've scored in years, and thus began our love affair with Cleto Munari. The Italian designer—who, as far as we can tell, is unrelated to Bruno—commissioned a dream-team of architects like Ettore Sottsass and Peter Eisenman in the early ’80s to create a jewelry collection for his eponymous company, and the project had almost no coverage anywhere on the web. After immediately snapping up a copy of the incredible out-of-print book that documented it, which we’re excerpting a small portion of here, we set about doing more research on Munari himself. Turns out he’s a bit of a Sight Unseen patron saint, who dreamed up all kinds of cross-disciplinary projects for the precious metals–focused design brand he founded in the ’70s with Carlo Scarpa. “It is most interesting to me to have a poet design a table, a painter design a credenza, and an architect design a spoon,” Munari told the Huffington Post in an interview two years ago.

Jewelry designed by Arata Isozaki. Image © Rizzoli New York Courtesy of Sight Unseen Jewelry designed by Robert Venturi. Image © Rizzoli New York Courtesy of Sight Unseen Jewelry designed by Arata Isozaki. Image © Rizzoli New York Courtesy of Sight Unseen Jewelry designed by Hans Hollein. Image © Rizzoli New York Courtesy of Sight Unseen +17

Video: Daniel Libeskind on Masterplanning Ground Zero

00:00 - 9 November, 2014

"Its an adventure, because it's a highly political, highly emotional, highly complicated process, to get something built on the site which is about memory," explains Daniel Libeskind. "It's a day that changed the world… and architecture responds in constructing something that has sense for people, that has spirit."

Vincent Callebaut Designs Sustainable Mixed-Use Complex for Cairo

01:00 - 9 November, 2014
Vincent Callebaut Designs Sustainable Mixed-Use Complex for Cairo, Perspective Towards a Courtyard. Image Courtesy of VCA
Perspective Towards a Courtyard. Image Courtesy of VCA

French firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures (VCA) has unveiled a new multi-use complex for Nasr City in Cairo. Designed to obtain LEED Gold Plus standing, the building features a solar roof, green terraces, sky villas, and a vertical system of gardens and solar heating tubes. Composed of 1000 apartment units, the Gate Residence is also designed to include a health club and spa, fitness center, business center, restaurants and cafe, retail, and medical center.

Aerial View. Image Courtesy of VCA Aerial View. Image Courtesy of VCA Perspective from Main Entrance. Image Courtesy of VCA Perspective from Nozha Street. Image Courtesy of VCA +38

Extension to the Academy of Fine Arts / Hascher Jehle Architektur

01:00 - 9 November, 2014
Extension to the Academy of Fine Arts / Hascher Jehle Architektur, © Svenja Bockhop
© Svenja Bockhop

© Svenja Bockhop © Svenja Bockhop © Svenja Bockhop © Svenja Bockhop +14

Gangnam Commercial Buliding / _SYSTEM LAB

01:00 - 9 November, 2014
Gangnam Commercial Buliding  / _SYSTEM LAB, © Yongkwan Kim
© Yongkwan Kim

© Yongkwan Kim © Yongkwan Kim © Yongkwan Kim © Yongkwan Kim +38

  • Architects

  • Location

    16-9 Dosan-daero 45-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Chanjoong Kim, Taek Hong
  • Design Team

    Kyunam Song(project manager), Hyunsoo Park, Younghwan Kim, Youngjin Cho, Chulmin Ahn
  • Area

    919.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

RIBA ARHITEKTI Creates Ceramic Mosaic for ETI Showroom

00:00 - 8 November, 2014
RIBA ARHITEKTI Creates Ceramic Mosaic for ETI Showroom , © Janez Marolt
© Janez Marolt

Winner of a 2014 National Design Award for Best Interior of the Year, this showroom design by RIBA ARHITEKTI (Janja Brodar and Goran Rupnik), transforms an otherwise drab factory corridor into a surprisingly engaging space through the innovative re-use of materials. Tasked with converting part of an unused hallway into a showroom, the client’s expectations were initially quite modest and called for re-painting and designing presentation posters. However, while inspecting the production units in the factory, the architects began to imagine using the freely available materials in the building to create a more engaging visual narrative about the company itself.

© Janez Marolt © Janez Marolt © Janez Marolt © Janez Marolt +8

52 Social Housing Units in Nanterre / Colboc Franzen & Associés

01:00 - 8 November, 2014
52 Social Housing Units in Nanterre / Colboc Franzen & Associés, © Cécile Septet
© Cécile Septet

© Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hoche Avenue, 92000 Nanterre, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Benjamin Colboc, Manuela Franzen, Arnaud Sachet
  • Area

    3800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Knight Foundation Announces $5M Open Call for Ideas to Improve American Cities

01:00 - 8 November, 2014
Knight Foundation Announces $5M Open Call for Ideas to Improve American Cities , © Knight Foundation
© Knight Foundation

What makes a city successful? Miami-based Knight Foundation aims to answer this question with their latest contest, the Knight Cities Challenge. Innovators across all disciplines are invited to propose their idea to improve one of 26 Knight communities, cities across the United States with an established network of support for the foundation's initiatives. Proposals should focus on three key levers of city success: attracting and retaining talent, expanding economic opportunity, and creating a culture of robust civic engagement in the chosen community. “No project is too small — so long as your idea is big,” says Carol Coletta, Vice-President of community and national initiatives for Knight Foundation.

ONE Prize 2014: Smart Dock Winners Announced

00:00 - 8 November, 2014
First Prize: SELF GROWING LAB / Victor Diaz, Ariel Santiago, Carlos Garcia, Danniely Staback, Nestor Lebron (San Juan, Puerto Rico). Image Courtesy of Terreform ONE
First Prize: SELF GROWING LAB / Victor Diaz, Ariel Santiago, Carlos Garcia, Danniely Staback, Nestor Lebron (San Juan, Puerto Rico). Image Courtesy of Terreform ONE

Terreform ONE has named “The Lucent Cube” and “Self Growing Lab” as joint winners of ONE Prize 2014: Smart Dock, an open ideas competition for a ONE Lab educational facility at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The challenge captured the attention of 99 teams from more than 22 countries. Ultimately, two winners, a third prize and an honorable mention were honored.

More details and the winning projects, after the break.

Interested in Becoming a Guest Curator for the Boston Society of Architects?

01:00 - 8 November, 2014
Interested in Becoming a Guest Curator for the Boston Society of Architects?, http://www.archdaily.com/209493/bsa-boston-society-of-architects-space-howeler-yoon-architecture/. Image © Andy Ryan
http://www.archdaily.com/209493/bsa-boston-society-of-architects-space-howeler-yoon-architecture/. Image © Andy Ryan

BSA Space, home to the Boston Society of Architects and the BSA Foundation, is currently accepting proposals from all designers interested in becoming a guest curator. The selected curator would be responsible for conceiving, fabricating, executing, and installing all aspects of a major exhibit within the BSA's 5,000 square foot gallery space. Proposals should take into consideration a diverse audience and seek to capture the imagination of the public by conveying the power of design as an instrument of change within Boston. All major exhibitions will run four to six months and guest curators will receive a budget of $30-70K. The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 14 at 4:00PM. More details can be found, here.

Dojo / de Alzua+

01:00 - 8 November, 2014
Dojo / de Alzua+, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
  • Area

    840.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Fishbourne Quay / The Manser Practice Architects + Designers

01:00 - 8 November, 2014
Fishbourne Quay / The Manser Practice Architects + Designers, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

© Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow +14

Winners Announced for Architecture for Humanity Vancouver’s “NEXT BIG ONE” Competition

00:00 - 8 November, 2014
Winners Announced for Architecture for Humanity Vancouver’s “NEXT BIG ONE” Competition, "Modular Landscapes" was designed in response to the 2011 Japanese earthquake. Image Courtesy of Architecture for Humanity Vancouver Chapter
"Modular Landscapes" was designed in response to the 2011 Japanese earthquake. Image Courtesy of Architecture for Humanity Vancouver Chapter

Architecture for Humanity Vancouver Chapter has unveiled the winners of "NEXT BIG ONE," an open call for design solutions to high-magnitude earthquake and tsunami events that plague cities around the world. Project teams were challenged to propose a solution that "can mitigate natural disasters while simultaneously providing community permanence."  

A jury comprised of leading architects and professionals from Architecture Research Office (Stephen Cassell), Perkins + Will (Susan Gushe), Bing Thom Architects (Eileen Keenan), Scott & Scott Architects (David Scott), and the City of Vancouver (Doug Smith) evaluated the projects. Entries were evaluated based on three key criteria: the exemplification of innovation in disaster design, promotion of community resiliency before and after disasters, and compliance with multi-hazard parameters for worst-case disaster scenarios.

Entry No. 626137 - Safety Arena. Image Courtesy of Architecture for Humanity Vancouver Chapter Entry No. 626514 - Revive the Moat. Image Courtesy of Architecture for Humanity Vancouver Chapter Entry No. 626139 - Modular Landscapes. Image Courtesy of Architecture for Humanity Vancouver Chapter Entry No. 626536 - Aqua Estate. Image Courtesy of Architecture for Humanity Vancouver Chapter +16

Call for Proposals: Boston Living with Water

01:00 - 8 November, 2014
Call for Proposals: Boston Living with Water, Courtesy of Boston Living with Water
Courtesy of Boston Living with Water

The Boston Harbor Association, City of Boston, Boston Redevelopment Authority, and Boston Society of Architects have teamed up to launch Boston Living with Water, “an international call for design solutions envisioning a more resilient, more sustainable, and more beautiful Boston adapted for end-of-the-century climate conditions and rising sea levels.” The two-phase competition, open to all leading planners, designers and thinkers, will award the best overall proposal $20,000; the second and third best will each receive $10,000. Submissions for the first phase are due December 2, 2014. Learn more, here