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The Whale Primary School / Studio di Architettura Andrea Milani

01:00 - 15 August, 2014
The Whale Primary School  / Studio di Architettura Andrea Milani, © Pietro Savorelli
© Pietro Savorelli

© Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli +17

Breath Box / NAS Architecture

01:00 - 15 August, 2014
Breath Box / NAS Architecture, © Paul Kozlowski
© Paul Kozlowski

© Paul Kozlowski © Paul Kozlowski © Paul Kozlowski © Paul Kozlowski +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    4 Esplanade Maurice Justin, 34280 La Grande-Motte, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Hadrien Balalud De Saint Jean, Guillaume Giraud, Johan Laure
  • Client

    Festival of Lively Architecture (FAV)
  • Area

    20.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Parking Structure Art Facade / Rob Ley Studio

01:00 - 15 August, 2014
Parking Structure Art Facade / Rob Ley Studio, © Serge Hoeltschi
© Serge Hoeltschi

© Serge Hoeltschi © Serge Hoeltschi © Serge Hoeltschi © Serge Hoeltschi +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, 720 Eskenazi Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Rob Ley
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Ryo Yamada's Installation Connects Garden Goers to the Sky

00:00 - 15 August, 2014
Ryo Yamada's Installation Connects Garden Goers to the Sky, Courtesy of Ryo Yamada
Courtesy of Ryo Yamada

Ryo Yamada's "Air Garden" installation is a passage, but not in the traditional sense of the word. It's not a passage that connects one point to another, since the walkway does not lead to a tangible destination, but rather a passage that connects an enclosed garden to the vastness of the open sky. The artist believes everyone shares a common desire for the sky, which represents freedom and equality. Read on after the break for more information, images and a video.

Courtesy of Ryo Yamada Courtesy of Ryo Yamada Courtesy of Ryo Yamada Courtesy of Ryo Yamada +12

Video: The Elevated London That Almost Was

00:00 - 15 August, 2014

Inspired by an article written by Michael Hebbert in 1993, Chris Bevan Lee's forty minute documentary explores the elevated post-war infrastructural redevelopment of the City of London, fragments of which still stand across the square mile today. The Pedway: Elevating London examines London planners' attempt to build an ambitious network of elevated walkways through the city that largely never saw completion. In a carefully produced film those 'pedways' that remain are photographed and discussed as symbols of a utopia that almost was.

Résidence Roy-Lawrence / Chevalier Morales Architectes

01:00 - 15 August, 2014
Résidence Roy-Lawrence / Chevalier Morales Architectes, Courtesy of Chevalier Morales Architectes
Courtesy of Chevalier Morales Architectes

Courtesy of Chevalier Morales Architectes Courtesy of Chevalier Morales Architectes Courtesy of Chevalier Morales Architectes Courtesy of Chevalier Morales Architectes +21

Arquitectonica Takes Over Miami Beach Convention Center From OMA

00:00 - 15 August, 2014
Arquitectonica Takes Over Miami Beach Convention Center From OMA, OMA's scrapped plans. Image © OMA
OMA's scrapped plans. Image © OMA

Following the controversial decision to scrap plans by OMA earlier this year, Miami Beach officials have selected Arquitectonica for the redesign of the Miami Beach Convention Center. In a significant scaling-down of OMA's $1 billion masterplan, the new scheme calls for the existing center to be kept and renovated to 'Class A' standards, along with the addition of a new ballroom, meeting space and rooftop parking. The center's existing parking lot will be converted into a 6.5 acre public park, designed by landscape firm West 8.

More on the Convention Center Controversy after the break

House in San Marco / vEstudio

01:00 - 14 August, 2014
House in San Marco / vEstudio, © Andrés Negroni
© Andrés Negroni

© Andrés Negroni © Andrés Negroni © Andrés Negroni © Andrés Negroni +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ingeniero Maschwitz, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
  • Project Architect

    Rubén Valdemarin
  • Construction

    Nivel II
  • Project Area

    200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

OOI House / Czarl Architects

01:00 - 14 August, 2014
OOI House / Czarl Architects, © Tim Nolan
© Tim Nolan

© Tim Nolan © Tim Nolan © Tim Nolan © Tim Nolan +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jasmine Road, Singapore
  • Design Team

    Carl Lim, Anditya Dwi Saputra, Sheryl Asi Perculeza
  • Area

    354.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Kinetic Architecture: Designs for Active Envelopes

01:00 - 14 August, 2014
Kinetic Architecture: Designs for Active Envelopes, Courtesy of Images Publishing
Courtesy of Images Publishing

Kinetic Architecture: Designs for Active Envelopes is a book about energy. We have written it to explore the new ways architecture has developed in the last decade to respond to the flow of energy, both natural and man-made, that primarily affects building performance and the comfort of the people in them. Buildings regulate energy flow in several ways, but in this book we explore the approaches that innovative architects, engineers, and consultants have taken with building envelopes, façades, and other types of enclosures that modulate the internal environment of architecture to various ends. Architects have expressed this regulation in ways both visible and invisible, using the media of air, water, and the thermal mass of a variety of materials, and often a combination of all three.

Fresach Diocesan Museum / Marte.Marte Architekten

01:00 - 14 August, 2014
Fresach Diocesan Museum / Marte.Marte Architekten, © Marc Lins Photography
© Marc Lins Photography

© Marc Lins Photography © Marc Lins Photography © Marc Lins Photography © Marc Lins Photography +13

MARIA & CUBÍ / nookarchitects

01:00 - 14 August, 2014
MARIA & CUBÍ  / nookarchitects, © nieve | Productora Audiovisual
© nieve | Productora Audiovisual

© nieve | Productora Audiovisual © nieve | Productora Audiovisual © nieve | Productora Audiovisual © nieve | Productora Audiovisual +21

UIA Commits to Zero Carbon Emissions with "2050 Imperative"

00:00 - 14 August, 2014
UIA Commits to Zero Carbon Emissions with "2050 Imperative", The 2050 Imperative will likely lead to more buildings such as the Zero Carbon Building by Ronald Lu and Partners. Image © Ronald Lu and Partners
The 2050 Imperative will likely lead to more buildings such as the Zero Carbon Building by Ronald Lu and Partners. Image © Ronald Lu and Partners

At its World Congress event in Durban last week, the International Union of Architects (UIA)'s 124 member organizations declared their commitment to sustainable architecture by unanimously adopting the 2050 Imperative, a plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the built environment to zero by mid-century.

The adoption of the 2050 Imperative was planned to coincide with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference that will reconvene in Paris in 2015, and has as one of its aims a plan to phase out CO2 emissions from the power and industrial sectors by 2050. The UIA stated their aim to "send a strong message to the Parties of the UNFCCC, and to the world, that we are committed to a truly sustainable and equitable future."

Read on after the break for more detail from the 2050 Imperative, including 5 key objectives

This Public Toilet has a Periscope That Offers a Serene Sea View

01:00 - 14 August, 2014
This Public Toilet has a Periscope That Offers a Serene Sea View, Courtesy of Adam Wiercinski Architekt
Courtesy of Adam Wiercinski Architekt

The terms "public toilet" and "seaside periscope" don't usually go hand in hand. However, Adam Wiercinski has drawn inspiration from the location of his project in Gdynia, Poland, on the coast of the Baltic Sea to create a concept for a building that both mimics and observes. Choosing to focus on extensive views over the sea front, Wiercinski aimed to imbue users with a sense of tranquility by designing a serene public facility embodying the powerful, elemental nature of the sea.

Courtesy of Adam Wiercinski Architekt Courtesy of Adam Wiercinski Architekt Courtesy of Adam Wiercinski Architekt Courtesy of Adam Wiercinski Architekt +16

IZAMA / Yuko Nagayama & Associates

01:00 - 14 August, 2014
IZAMA / Yuko Nagayama & Associates, © Nobutada Omote
© Nobutada Omote

© Nobutada Omote © Nobutada Omote © Nobutada Omote © Nobutada Omote +17

Seville Convention Center / Vázquez Consuegra

01:00 - 14 August, 2014
Seville Convention Center  / Vázquez Consuegra, © Duccio Malagamba
© Duccio Malagamba

© Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba +28

Cedars-Sinai 360 Simulation Lab / Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design

01:00 - 14 August, 2014
Cedars-Sinai 360 Simulation Lab / Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design, © Benny Chan
© Benny Chan

© Benny Chan © Benny Chan © Benny Chan © Benny Chan +13

Westminster Academy / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

01:00 - 14 August, 2014
Westminster Academy / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, © Timothy Soar
© Timothy Soar

© Matt Chisnall © Matt Chisnall © Timothy Soar © Timothy Soar +17