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Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie

00:00 - 8 October, 2013
Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie

Journey through a three-dimensional landscape of striking architecture in this career-spanning exhibition of Moshe Safdie’s work. Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie surveys the renowned architect’s career from his formative period in the 1960s and early 1970s to his recent projects around the world, exploring his aesthetic language of transcendent light, powerful geometry, and iconic forms. 

Cardal House / Cannatà & Fernandes

01:00 - 8 October, 2013
Cardal House / Cannatà & Fernandes, © Luís Ferreira Alves
© Luís Ferreira Alves

© Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves © Luís Ferreira Alves +17

Mayfair House / Squire and Partners

01:00 - 8 October, 2013
Mayfair House / Squire and Partners, © Gareth Gardner
© Gareth Gardner
  • Architects

  • Location

    Waverton Street, London, Greater London, UK
  • Interior Designer

    Bill Bennette
  • Structure

    Heyne Tillett Steel
  • Planning Consultant

    The London Planning Practice
  • Contractor

    GPF Lewis Ltd
  • Landscaping

    Haynes Design
  • Area

    807.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Gareth Gardner © Gareth Gardner © Gareth Gardner © Gareth Gardner +21

Ecole Normale House / FABRE/deMARIEN Architects

01:00 - 8 October, 2013
© Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau +31

Gulf Islands Residence / RUFproject

01:00 - 8 October, 2013
Gulf Islands Residence / RUFproject, © Ivan Hunter
© Ivan Hunter
  • Architects

  • Location

    British Columbia, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Sean Pearson, Alyssa Schwann
  • General Contractor

    H.Hazenboom Construction Ltd.
  • Structural Engineer

    Parallel Consulting Structural Engineers Ltd.
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Jade West Engineering Co. Ltd.
  • Geotechnical Engineer

    Braun Geotechnical Ltd.
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Ivan Hunter © Ivan Hunter © Ivan Hunter © Ivan Hunter +30

Why This Is the Year of the Architect

00:00 - 8 October, 2013
Why This Is the Year of the Architect, At the Clinton Global Initiative (l to r) Robert Ivy, FAIA; New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu; Cameron Sinclair, co-founder Architecture for Humanity; Former U.S. President Bill Clinton; Martyn Parker, Chairman Global Partnerships at Swiss Re; Alex Karp, co-founder Palantir; Judith Rodin, Ph.D, President of The Rockefeller Foundation. Image Courtesy of The AIA
At the Clinton Global Initiative (l to r) Robert Ivy, FAIA; New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu; Cameron Sinclair, co-founder Architecture for Humanity; Former U.S. President Bill Clinton; Martyn Parker, Chairman Global Partnerships at Swiss Re; Alex Karp, co-founder Palantir; Judith Rodin, Ph.D, President of The Rockefeller Foundation. Image Courtesy of The AIA

Last week, we noted how the American Institute of Architect's (AIA) participation with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), as well as it's many other initiatives, signify the organization's commitment to putting resiliency on the agenda. The following article, written by Brooks Rainwater, the Director of Public Policy at the AIA, outlines these efforts and emphasizes how architects are tackling today's most pressing global challenges.

Architects are increasingly demonstrating their ability to help solve large-scale problems in the areas of resilience and health. At the same time the continued ascendancy of social impact design has helped elevate the conversation and prescribed a needed emphasis on equity considerations, uplifting global populations, and the idea that design should be for and impact all people. 

With more than 1,000 global leaders convened in New York last week for the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting it is an ideal time to ask the question, how does design fit into the global conversation? 

A House Forever / Longhi Architects

01:00 - 8 October, 2013
© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
  • Architects

  • Location

    La Planicie, Lima, Peru
  • Principal in charge

    Arch. Luis Longhi
  • Project Team

    Arch. Carla Tamariz, Arch. Christian Bottger
  • Area

    550.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano +31

Physical Sciences + Engineering Center / Ratcliff

01:00 - 7 October, 2013
Physical Sciences + Engineering Center / Ratcliff, © David Wakely
© David Wakely
  • Architects

  • Location

    Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022, USA
  • Program Manager

    Gilbane Building Co.
  • General Contractor

    Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Co.
  • Structural Engineer

    Forell/Elsesser
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© David Wakely © David Wakely © David Wakely © David Wakely +15

INTERIORS: Breaking Bad

01:00 - 7 October, 2013
INTERIORS: Breaking Bad, Courtesy of INTERIORS Journal
Courtesy of INTERIORS Journal

Interiors is an online film and architecture journal, published by Mehruss Jon Ahi and Armen Karaoghlanian. Interiors runs an exclusive column for ArchDaily that analyzes and diagrams films in terms of space. 

The Golden Age of Television has made way for shows that run counter to the traditional, expected narrative model. In the course of its five-year run, Breaking Bad has effectively transformed its protagonist into an antagonist, placing its hero/anti-hero in a distinctive landscape. In this sense, the use of space and location in Breaking Bad, filmed in Albuquerque, is noteworthy, from the use of actual locations that serve as the backdrop for businesses (car wash, Los Pollos Hermanos) to constructed sets that are used for characters’ homes (Walter White’s house, Jesse Pinkman’s house).

In our analysis, we focus on the three different spaces where Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) cook meth: the RV, Superlab and makeshift labs across Albuquerque. These spaces, much like the character of Walter White himself, a chemistry teacher who uses his teaching as a cover for his new life as a drug lord, disguise themselves with their exterior appearances, blending into their surroundings.  

House in the woods / Hayakawa/Kowalczyk

01:00 - 7 October, 2013
House in the woods / Hayakawa/Kowalczyk , © Marcin Czechowicz
© Marcin Czechowicz

© Juliusz Sokołowski © Marcin Czechowicz © Marcin Czechowicz © Marcin Czechowicz +20

World Building of the Year: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki / FJMT + Archimedia

00:00 - 7 October, 2013
World Building of the Year: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki / FJMT + Archimedia, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki / FJMT + Archimedia
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki / FJMT + Archimedia

At the last day of the World Architecture Festival, the winners of each category had their chance to showcase their projects in front of the jury and the audience. The jury, which included Ken Tadashi Oshima (University of Washington), Ken Yeang (Llewelyn Davies Yeang), Patrick Bellew (Atelier Ten), Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang Architects) and Dietmar Eberle (Baumschlager Eberle), gave the World Building of the Year Award to the new Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT) and Archimedia

GD House / INOUTarchitettura

01:00 - 7 October, 2013
Courtesy of INOUTarchitettura
Courtesy of INOUTarchitettura
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bardovci, Macedonia
  • Project Leader

    Mario Benedetto Assisi
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of INOUTarchitettura

Courtesy of INOUTarchitettura Courtesy of INOUTarchitettura Courtesy of INOUTarchitettura Courtesy of INOUTarchitettura +22

K House / Datum Zero

01:00 - 7 October, 2013
K House / Datum Zero, Courtesy of Datum Zero
Courtesy of Datum Zero
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nosara, Costa Rica
  • Design Team

    Guillermo Garita, Alexis Bravo E., Gustavo Fernández A.
  • Photography

Courtesy of Datum Zero Courtesy of Datum Zero Courtesy of Datum Zero Courtesy of Datum Zero +31

House in Villa Cielo / Estudio M + N

01:00 - 7 October, 2013
House in Villa Cielo / Estudio M + N, © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla
© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

©  Cristian Nanzer © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla +35

Venecia Park / Héctor Fernández Elorza + Manuel Fernández Ramírez

01:00 - 7 October, 2013
Venecia Park / Héctor Fernández Elorza + Manuel Fernández Ramírez, © Montse Zamorano
© Montse Zamorano
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Zafiro, 22, 50007 Zaragoza, Spain
  • Collaborators

    Félix Royo Millán (Ingeniero de Caminos), José Antonio Alonso García (Ingeniero de Caminos), Antonio Gros Bañeres (Ingeniero Industrial), Beatriz Navarro Pérez (Arquitecta Técnica)
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

© Montse Zamorano © Montse Zamorano © Montse Zamorano © Montse Zamorano +27

MASS Design Group Joins African Education Initiative

00:00 - 7 October, 2013
MASS Design Group Joins African Education Initiative, Butaro Hospital. Image © Iwan Baan
Butaro Hospital. Image © Iwan Baan

Together with the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), MASS Design Group is helping to build 15 conservation primary schools over the next 10 years in African landscapes, home to some of world's most important wildlife populations, including elephants, rhinos, great apes, and lions. They will design non-traditional educational campuses for primary school children that offer lessons and other services extending beyond the classroom walls.

City View House / Russian for Fish

01:00 - 7 October, 2013
Courtesy of Russian for Fish
Courtesy of Russian for Fish
  • Architects

  • Location

    London, UK
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Russian for Fish

Courtesy of Russian for Fish Courtesy of Russian for Fish Courtesy of Russian for Fish Courtesy of Russian for Fish +12

Window / LADAA

01:00 - 7 October, 2013
© Pere Peris
© Pere Peris
  • Architects

  • Location

    Urbanització Vall Monasterio, 46500 Los Monasterios, Valencia, Spain
  • Design Team

    Sergio Adelantado, Sara Lopez Blanco
  • Area

    745.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Pere Peris © Pere Peris © Pere Peris © Pere Peris +24