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2014 Wolfson Economics Prize Exhibition Explores the Potential of Garden Cities

00:00 - 14 September, 2014
2014 Wolfson Economics Prize Exhibition Explores the Potential of Garden Cities, © Agnese Sanvito
© Agnese Sanvito

On September 3, 2014, urban design consultancy URBED was announced winner of the 2014 Wolfson Economics Prize. The competition has spurred unprecedented conversation and debate over the concept of Garden Cities in the UK, while the finalists call for the development of theoretical ideas and implementation of practical solutions. ArchDaily brought you the winning proposal earlier, and The Building Centre, an independent forum of the built environment, teamed up with the Wolfson Prize organizers to bring you an exhibit further exploring the broad range of design solutions from over 200 brilliant entries.

KAMJZ Reveals Proposal for Shenzhen Bay Super City Masterplan

01:00 - 14 September, 2014
KAMJZ Reveals Proposal for Shenzhen Bay Super City Masterplan, Courtesy of KAMJZ Architects
Courtesy of KAMJZ Architects

Already one of the most remarkable examples of China’s urban growth in the last 30 years, Shenzhen will soon also host a bustling new financial district. The Shenzhen Bay Super City Masterplan aims to create a new city center with top headquarter offices for global corporations and related venues for international conferences, exhibitions, and cultural programs. KAMJZ Architects has recently revealed their competition entry with a plan that proposes a more sustainable city center through the design of a radical new typology for office towers. Read on after the break to learn more about the proposed masterplan. 

Courtesy of KAMJZ Architects Courtesy of KAMJZ Architects Courtesy of KAMJZ Architects Courtesy of KAMJZ Architects +15

APA Awards: James Ewing's Matrimandir Photograph Places First for Architecture

00:00 - 14 September, 2014
APA Awards: James Ewing's Matrimandir Photograph Places First for Architecture, The Matrimandir in Auroville, India designed by Roger Anger and Mirra Alfassa was constructed between 1971-2008. The inner chamber contains a meditation hall which houses the largest optically perfect glass sphere in the world. Auroville is an international peace community founded as a project of the Sri Aurobindo Society in 1968 with the endorsement of the Government of India and UNESCO.. Image © James Ewing
The Matrimandir in Auroville, India designed by Roger Anger and Mirra Alfassa was constructed between 1971-2008. The inner chamber contains a meditation hall which houses the largest optically perfect glass sphere in the world. Auroville is an international peace community founded as a project of the Sri Aurobindo Society in 1968 with the endorsement of the Government of India and UNESCO.. Image © James Ewing

Brooklyn based architectural photographer James Ewing has placed first in the American Photographic ArtistsAPA Awards for architecture. The image, as Ewing describes, “was created to describe the verdant landscape that surrounds the Matrimandir and the community of Auroville.” 

“The land was in an advanced state of desertification when the Auroville project was started in the 1960s. Heavy erosion had removed most of the topsoil and left a barren scorched earth. Through many years of careful engineering and land management Auroville has created a lush, wooded, garden city. I sought out an elevated vantage point that allowed me to present the building in context with its landscape. The building without the landscape would only be half of the story. The cyclists in the foreground show scale and provide a contrast between the familiar low-fi technology of the bicycles and the fantastic sci-fi form of the Matrimandir itself.”

Laufen Forum / Nissen & Wentzlaff Architekten

01:00 - 14 September, 2014
Laufen Forum / Nissen & Wentzlaff Architekten, © Ruedi Walti
© Ruedi Walti

© Ruedi Walti © Ruedi Walti © Ruedi Walti © Ruedi Walti +20

AD Interviews: Anne Marie Galmstrup / Henning Larsen Architects

01:00 - 14 September, 2014

Speaking from the newly-opened Istanbul practice of Copenhagen-based Henning Larsen Architects, Anne Marie Galmstrup describes her scandinavian design process in the context of her role as Principal-in-Charge of projects in Turkey. "Architecture is about space and about interaction between people," Galmstrup says, asking "How does it work here? How is it different in this cultural environment or in that climate?" Galmstrup discusses the atmosphere in Turkey, and how to engage young architects. Henning Larsen has hosted a series of "Imagination Schools," two-week workshops set in the middle east charged with overcoming regional design challenges, and Galmstrup has been instrumental in the orchestration of these and many more projects over her ten year tenure at Henning Larsen.

Refresh Yourself with ArchDaily's 15 Most Popular Pools on Pinterest

01:00 - 13 September, 2014
Refresh Yourself with ArchDaily's 15 Most Popular Pools on Pinterest, Devoto House / Andres Remy Arquitectos. Image © Alejandro Peral
Devoto House / Andres Remy Arquitectos. Image © Alejandro Peral

We present to you 15 of ArchDaily's most re-pinned pools on Pinterest; designs which resonate with the profound power of the aquatic. As Lao Tzu reminds us, "nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it," not even architecture. Now come on in; the water's fine.

Crest / Zaha Hadid Architects

01:00 - 13 September, 2014
Crest / Zaha Hadid Architects, © Luke Hayes
© Luke Hayes

Zaha Hadid Architects has constructed an experimental structure on the grounds of London’s V&A Museum, just in time for the London Design Festival. The temporary installation is the practice’s thinnest shell structure to date, testing new design and construction technologies for achieving minimal material thickness while “investigating the relationship between formal arrangement and structural performance.” 

Rodeneck Kindergarden / pedevilla architekten

01:00 - 13 September, 2014
© Gustav Willeit
© Gustav Willeit

© Gustav Willeit © Gustav Willeit © Gustav Willeit © Gustav Willeit +17

AD Interviews: Will Bruder / Will Bruder Architects

01:00 - 13 September, 2014

A self-trained American architect residing in Phoenix’s urban desert, Will Bruder, FAIA, has built a reputation for being one of Arizona’s most prized place-makers. For more than 40 years, Bruder has refined his craft with the completion of over 500 commissions ranging from large-scale civic and cultural projects to private residences and multi-family housing. 

Residential Building DMT / [tp3] architekten

01:00 - 13 September, 2014
Residential Building DMT / [tp3] architekten, © Mark Sengstbratl
© Mark Sengstbratl

© Mark Sengstbratl © Mark Sengstbratl © Mark Sengstbratl © Mark Sengstbratl +16

Incuboxx The Business Incubator / Andreescu & Gaivoronschi

00:00 - 13 September, 2014
Incuboxx The Business Incubator / Andreescu & Gaivoronschi, © Ovidiu Micsa
© Ovidiu Micsa

© Ovidiu Micsa © Ovidiu Micsa © Ovidiu Micsa © Ovidiu Micsa +18

Charvot House / Hérard & da Costa

01:00 - 13 September, 2014
Charvot House / Hérard & da Costa, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +27

Jardim das Amoreiras Apartment / João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos

00:00 - 13 September, 2014
Jardim das Amoreiras Apartment / João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG +26

Argentina to Build Latin America’s Tallest Skyscraper

00:00 - 12 September, 2014
Argentina to Build Latin America’s Tallest Skyscraper, Propuesta ganadora. Image © Fan Page de Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
Propuesta ganadora. Image © Fan Page de Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has announced the winning proposal for the Cinematography and Audiovisual Tower that will be built in capital Buenos Aires.  

Out of five competing proposals, MRA+A Álvarez| Bernabó | Sabatini’s design was selected. At 335 meters, the skyscraper will become the tallest building in Latin America, surpassing the 300-meter Costanera tower in Santiago, Chile and a 330-meter tower under development in Monterrery, Mexico. To be used mainly for Argentina's film and television industry, the tower will have 67 floors and 216,000 square meters of space. A hotel will occupy the top 13 floors. 

More details after the break...

Les Elfes / Alain Carle Architecte

01:00 - 12 September, 2014
Les Elfes / Alain Carle Architecte, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +25

C-House / Yasuhiro Sone

01:00 - 12 September, 2014
C-House / Yasuhiro Sone, © Hideo Mori
© Hideo Mori

© Hideo Mori © Hideo Mori © Hideo Mori © Hideo Mori +21

Gemeinde / Stefan Forster Architekten

01:00 - 12 September, 2014
Gemeinde  / Stefan Forster Architekten, © Lisa Farkas
© Lisa Farkas

© Lisa Farkas © Lisa Farkas © Lisa Farkas © Lisa Farkas +22

Amazon to Occupy Stalled Foster Scheme

01:00 - 12 September, 2014
Amazon to Occupy Stalled Foster Scheme, © Foster + Partners with Brookfield
© Foster + Partners with Brookfield

Amazon has confirmed plans to move more than 5,000 of its London employees into a Foster + Partners-designed office building planned for Shoreditch High Street. On hold since January 2012, the £290 million mixed-use scheme will compete with Amazon’s Farringdon office to serve as the online retailer’s new UK headquarters.