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Autodesk Launches New Tool for Digital Preservation

00:00 - 29 November, 2013
Autodesk Launches New Tool for Digital Preservation, Courtesy of http://3d.si.edu/
Courtesy of http://3d.si.edu/

Autodesk and the Smithsonian have paired up to launch x3D Explorer, an educational tool that will allow the Smithsonian to digitally preserve its extensive collection as interactive, 3D models. 

But while this may just sound like a fun way to interact with history, the initiative, backed by industry heavyweight Autodesk, could very soon have practical, revolutionary applications for architecture as well. 

Hoff Residence / Ramella Arquitetura

01:00 - 29 November, 2013
Hoff Residence / Ramella Arquitetura, © Marcelo Donadussi
© Marcelo Donadussi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Xangri-lá - Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
  • Team

    Blacio Ruivo Junior, Carlos Ramella, Larissa Ramella
  • Collaborator

    Matheus Letiere
  • Area

    220.0 m2
  • Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi +19

Koolhaas on Place, Scale, and (De) Rotterdam

01:00 - 29 November, 2013
© Richard John Seymour
© Richard John Seymour

All images are from photographer Richard John Seymour,who caught Rem Koolhaas' recently completed De Rotterdam building on a broodingly foggy morning. 

At the opening of the newly constructed De Rotterdam building in his home city, Rem Koolhaas spoke at length about how this "vertical city" was designed to appear scaleless, despite its urban context. More about what Koolhaas had to say about the project and the city, after the break...

© Richard John Seymour © Richard John Seymour © Richard John Seymour © Richard John Seymour +21

Jornalista Mário Filho Stadium – Maracanã / Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

01:00 - 29 November, 2013
Jornalista Mário Filho Stadium – Maracanã / Fernandes Arquitetos Associados, © Erica Ramalho
© Erica Ramalho

Courtesy of Fernandes Arquitetos Associados Courtesy of Fernandes Arquitetos Associados © Erica Ramalho © Erica Ramalho +14

Z Design Building / Ami Shinar – Amir Mann

01:00 - 29 November, 2013
Z Design Building / Ami Shinar – Amir Mann, © Dana Polo
© Dana Polo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Holon, Israel
  • Project team

    Ami Shinar, Bark Levy, Serge Ferman.
  • Developer

    Zalman Zecharia Investment Co.
  • Lobby interiors

    Zigie Zohar
  • Area

    8500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Dana Polo © Dana Polo © Dana Polo © Dana Polo +25

Patio House / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos

01:00 - 29 November, 2013
Patio House / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos, © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma
© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma

© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma +22

AD Architecture School Guide: Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

00:00 - 29 November, 2013
AD Architecture School Guide: Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Courtesy of http://www.dkds.dk/
Courtesy of http://www.dkds.dk/

Most architecture schools around the world offer their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in separate tracks. That means that if students want to attain a Master’s degree, they first need to acquire a B.A. or B.S.,which usually takes five years. Altogether, this can be an expensive, eight-year endeavor that can subject students to crippling debt. One US report found that both undergraduate and graduate students can easily accumulate $100,000 in student loan debt, and another finds that “undergraduate students majoring in theology, architecture and history are much more likely to graduate with excessive debt,” compared to those pursuing math and the sciences.

Given these harsh realities, a school that combines both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in a single, five-year program is a welcome option. Enter the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts‘ School of Architecture

House In Palabritas / Metropolis

01:00 - 29 November, 2013
© Elsa Ramirez
© Elsa Ramirez
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lima, Peru
  • Architect in Charge

    Jose Orrego
  • Design Team

    Anahi Bastian
  • Area

    230.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Elsa Ramirez © Elsa Ramirez © Elsa Ramirez © Elsa Ramirez +27

Meiberger Holzbau Office / LP Architektur

01:00 - 28 November, 2013
Meiberger Holzbau Office / LP Architektur, © wortmeyer photography
© wortmeyer photography

© wortmeyer photography © wortmeyer photography © wortmeyer photography © wortmeyer photography +16

Google Madrid HQ / Jump Studios

00:00 - 28 November, 2013
Google Madrid HQ / Jump Studios, © Daniel Malhão
© Daniel Malhão
  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaza de Carlos Trias Bertrán, 6, 28020 Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Managing Director

    Simon Jordan
  • Creative Director

    Shaun Fernandes
  • Project Architect / Lisbon Office Head

    Laszlo Varga
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Daniel Malhão © Daniel Malhão © Daniel Malhão © Daniel Malhão +82

Hihou / Denton Corker Marshall

01:00 - 28 November, 2013
Hihou  / Denton Corker Marshall, © Itsuka Studio
© Itsuka Studio

© Itsuka Studio © Itsuka Studio © Itsuka Studio © Itsuka Studio +14

Arkitema Wins Competition for a Visitor Centre at Hammershus

00:00 - 28 November, 2013
Arkitema Wins Competition for a Visitor Centre at Hammershus, Courtesy of Arkitema Architects
Courtesy of Arkitema Architects

Danish practice Arkitema have won a prestigious competition to design a new visitor centre for Hammershus, a 13th century castle on the Danish coastline. The winning proposal demonstrates a "respect for the ancient monument and for the location", with "a discreet visitor centre of high architectural quality". The building is expected to serve around 500,000 visitors annually and will cost 45million DKK (approximately $8.2million). Find out more about the project after the break...

Courtesy of Arkitema Architects Courtesy of Arkitema Architects Courtesy of Arkitema Architects Courtesy of Arkitema Architects +8

Museo Soumaya / FR-EE Fernando Romero Enterprise

01:00 - 28 November, 2013
Museo Soumaya / FR-EE Fernando Romero Enterprise, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Adam Weisman © Adam Weisman © Adam Weisman +30

Office Renovation in Hangzhou / Daipu Architects

01:00 - 28 November, 2013
Office Renovation in Hangzhou / Daipu Architects, © Xia zhi
© Xia zhi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Design Team

    Dai pu, Luo yaqin, Wang tiantian
  • Contractor

    Zhejiang Sunshine Decoration Engineering Co. Ltd
  • Furniture Manufacture

    Hangzhou Runzhu Science & Technology Co. Ltd
  • Area

    640.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Xia zhi © Xia zhi © Xia zhi © Xia zhi +26

Outdoor Room / MODU

01:00 - 28 November, 2013
Outdoor Room / MODU, © Matthew Niederhauser
© Matthew Niederhauser
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Collaborators

    Ho-Yan Cheung, Arup
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Matthew Niederhauser © Matthew Niederhauser © Matthew Niederhauser © Matthew Niederhauser +12

Subterranean Concrete Orgy / Toki Drobnjakovic and Per Sundberg

01:00 - 28 November, 2013
Subterranean Concrete Orgy / Toki Drobnjakovic and Per Sundberg, Vertical Garden. Image © Per Lundström
Vertical Garden. Image © Per Lundström

The Subterranean Concrete Orgy by Toki Drobnjakovic and Per Sundberg (Per & Toki) is a reinvention of the "infamous" Blue Star building in Stockholm. The designers, looking for a new studio and office space for Studioverket, have collaborated with concrete producer Butong to realize a space of "homogenous diversity" by using a new type of concrete sealed air bubble casting. By incorporating new design features and in reinventing some of the existing, the basement space has been transformed from pornography shop to elegant studio defined by a series of unique interventions. See the changes after the break...

CT House / Bernardes + Jacobsen Arquitetura

01:00 - 28 November, 2013
CT House / Bernardes + Jacobsen Arquitetura, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bragança Paulista - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Architects in Charge

    Paulo Jacobsen e Bernardo Jacobsen
  • Coordination

    Jaime Cunha Jr
  • Team

    Edgar Murata, Ricardo Luna, Valesca Daólio, Débora Silveira Stefanelli
  • Interior Design

    Bernardes + Jacobsen Arquitetura
  • Interior Author

    Eza Viegas
  • Project Area

    1655 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +12

Stampf Swimming Facility / Michael Meier Marius Hug Architekten

01:00 - 28 November, 2013
Stampf Swimming Facility / Michael Meier Marius Hug Architekten, © Roman Keller
© Roman Keller

© Roman Keller © Roman Keller © Roman Keller © Roman Keller +16