La Floresta House / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes

01:00 - 29 August, 2013
La Floresta House / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes , Courtesy of Alventosa Morell Arquitectes
Courtesy of Alventosa Morell Arquitectes
  • Architects

  • Location

    08198 La Floresta, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Josep Ma. Alventosa, Marc Alventosa y Xavier Morell
  • Project Area

    247.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Courtesy of Alventosa Morell Arquitectes, Ivan Raga, Sara Roig

© Ivan Raga © Ivan Raga © Sara Roig © Sara Roig +27

The House of Chutes-Lavie / Damien Fluchaire & Julien Cogne

00:00 - 29 August, 2013
The House of Chutes-Lavie / Damien Fluchaire & Julien Cogne, Courtesy of FDC-Studio
Courtesy of FDC-Studio

Courtesy of FDC-Studio © D. Fluchaire © P. Terraz Courtesy of FDC-Studio +19

La Solana Stable / Nicolas Pinto da Mota

01:00 - 29 August, 2013
La Solana Stable / Nicolas Pinto da Mota, Courtesy of Eduardo Moras
Courtesy of Eduardo Moras
  • Architects

  • Location

    Soriano, Uruguay
  • Associated Architect

    Victoria Maria, Falcón
  • Team

    Matías Cosenza, Tadeo Itzcovich, Agustín Aguirre
  • Project Area

    240.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Cortesia de Eduardo Moras

Courtesy of Eduardo Moras Courtesy of Eduardo Moras Courtesy of Eduardo Moras Courtesy of Eduardo Moras +16

Esther Roca House / Josep Llobet

01:00 - 29 August, 2013
Esther Roca House / Josep Llobet, © Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer del Mil·leni, 17412 Maçanet de la Selva, Girona, Spain
  • Structures

    Manuel Fernandez - Bernuz&Fernandez
  • Technical Architect

    Ismael Fernandez
  • Project Area

    880.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photography

    Eugeni Pons, Courtesy of Josep Llobet

© Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons Courtesy of Josep Llobet Courtesy of Josep Llobet +31

Garden House at the Pond Másílko / OK Pla

01:00 - 29 August, 2013
Garden House at the Pond Másílko / OK Pla, Courtesy of OK Plan Architects
Courtesy of OK Plan Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Humpolec, Czech Republic
  • Project Team

    Luděk Rýzner, Jiří Vincenc, Radek Kubát
  • Area

    41.7 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of OK Plan Architects

Courtesy of OK Plan Architects Courtesy of OK Plan Architects Courtesy of OK Plan Architects Courtesy of OK Plan Architects +9

Architecture's Vicious Equation: High-Cost Education and Low-Paying Jobs. Could PAVE Offer Another Way?

00:00 - 29 August, 2013
Architecture's Vicious Equation: High-Cost Education and Low-Paying Jobs. Could PAVE Offer Another Way?, Gund Hall (home of the Graduate School of Design) during Harvard Graduation. Year 2007. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia User Tebici
Gund Hall (home of the Graduate School of Design) during Harvard Graduation. Year 2007. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia User Tebici

Every year thousands of young hopefuls attend architecture school, entering with the expectation that, after their years of struggle and long hours in studio, they’ll come out the other end as legitimate architects doing legitimate architecture. 

How quickly they must abandon that unreasonable idea. 

From CAD monkeys to baristas, most architecture grads are not doing what they thought they would when they submitted their first tuition checks. And, to add insult to injury, those tuition checks only multiplied, leaving our grads in thousands of dollars of debt.

Surely there must be another way. PAVE, a kind of Kickstarter that connects individuals to investors, offers—if not a solution—then a very intriguing alternative.

Under Construction: Dorrego 1711 Building / Dieguez Fridman

01:00 - 29 August, 2013
© Dieguez Fridman
© Dieguez Fridman
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida Dorrego 1711, Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Project Architects

    Axel Fridman, Tristan Dieguez, Pablo Roveran
  • Structures

    AHFSA Ing. Alberto Fainstein
  • Project Area

    1950.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

© Dieguez Fridman © Dieguez Fridman © Dieguez Fridman © Dieguez Fridman +15

Environments and Counter Environments. “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape,” MoMA 1972 Exhibition

00:00 - 29 August, 2013
Environments and Counter Environments. “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape,” MoMA 1972 Exhibition, © Superstudio, Microevent/Microenvironment, 1972. Photograph by Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, courtesy of Emilio Ambasz.
© Superstudio, Microevent/Microenvironment, 1972. Photograph by Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, courtesy of Emilio Ambasz.

The Graham Foundation recently announced their upcoming exhibition, Environments and Counter Environments. “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape,” MoMA 1972, which opens to the public on September 18th with a short talk by curators Peter Lang, Luca Molinari, and Mark Wasiuta followed by a reception. This exhibition highlights the lasting significance of MoMA’s groundbreaking 1972 exhibition, Italy: The New Domestic Landscape. Presented for the first time in the United States outside of New York, the Graham Foundation's iteration of Environments and Counter Environments highlights both the dynamic context of radical Italian design and architecture in the 1970s, as well as the innovative exhibition that first presented this work in America. The exhibition will be on view until December 14th. More information provided by The Graham Foundation after the break.

Black Rubber House / Simon Conder Associates

01:00 - 29 August, 2013
Black Rubber House / Simon Conder Associates, Courtesy of Simon Conder Associates
Courtesy of Simon Conder Associates
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dungeness, United Kingdom
  • Design Team

    Simon Conder and Chris Neve
  • Structural Engineer

    KLC Consulting Engineers
  • Contractor

    Charlier Construction Ltd
  • EPDM Sub-Contractor

    AAC Waterproofing Ltd
  • Project Year

    2003
  • Photographs

Courtesy of Simon Conder Associates Courtesy of Simon Conder Associates Courtesy of Simon Conder Associates Courtesy of Simon Conder Associates +15

The Glass House / AR Design Studio

01:00 - 29 August, 2013
The Glass House / AR Design Studio, © Martin Gardner
© Martin Gardner
  • Architects

  • Location

    Winchester, Hampshire, UK
  • Architect in Charge

    Andy Ramus, Mike Ford, Stephen Osborn
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Martin Gardner © Martin Gardner © Martin Gardner © Martin Gardner +16

Library of Birmingham / Mecanoo

01:00 - 29 August, 2013
Library of Birmingham / Mecanoo, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters
  • Architects

  • Location

    309 Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B1, UK
  • Client

    Birmingham City Council
  • Area

    35000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters +22

Three Teams Shortlisted to Design Denmark’s Largest Hospital

12:41 - 28 August, 2013
© BIG+WHR+Arup
© BIG+WHR+Arup

The full shortlist has been revealed for the second phase of an international competition to design one of Denmark’s largest hospitals in Hillerød: Nyt Hospital Nordsjælland. Competing against the BIG+WHR+Arup team to design the 124,000 square meter, north of Copenhagen, will be C. F Møller+Alectia+Ramboll and Herzog and de Meuron+Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects

0 a 3 Museo de los Niños Abasto / Gruba

00:00 - 28 August, 2013
0 a 3 Museo de los Niños Abasto / Gruba, © Maximiliano Bort
© Maximiliano Bort
  • Architects

  • Location

    Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Architect in Charge

    Arq.ConstanzaNuñez and Gabriel Pires Mateus
  • Collaborators

    Marina Garro, Mara Ceva, HannaHalst, Martina Uribe
  • Lighting Design

    all u needis light (Verónica La Cruz y Giuliana Nievas)
  • Structural Advisor

    José Blanco
  • Area

    140.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Maximiliano Bort © Maximiliano Bort © Maximiliano Bort © Maximiliano Bort +11

Gotland Summer House / Enflo Arkitekter + DEVE Architects

01:00 - 28 August, 2013
Gotland Summer House / Enflo Arkitekter + DEVE Architects, © Joachim Belaieff
© Joachim Belaieff
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gotland, Sweden
  • Architect in Charge

    Jens Enflo (Enflo),Morten Vedelsbøl (DEVE)
  • Engineer

    Algeba Byggkonsulter
  • Builder

    Fide Bygg&Snickeri
  • Area

    104.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Joachim Belaieff © Joachim Belaieff © Joachim Belaieff © Joachim Belaieff +10

Schaustelle / J. Mayer H. Architects

00:00 - 28 August, 2013
Schaustelle / J. Mayer H. Architects , © Photographs of Architecture
© Photographs of Architecture

© Photographs of Architecture Rainer Viertlböck, 2013 © Fotograf / Pinakothek der Moderne Markus Lanz © Pinakothek der Moderne © Photographs of Architecture +15

Summer House / General Architecture

01:00 - 28 August, 2013
Summer House / General Architecture, © Mikael Olsson
© Mikael Olsson
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nannberga, Sweden
  • Project Architect

    Erik Persson
  • Design Team

    John Billberg, Fabian Blücher, Josef Eder, Olof Grip
  • Constructor

    Ingemar Johansson, Rita Bygg
  • Client

    Erik Persson
  • Area

    76.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson +21

Hong Kong Tops Charts as World's Most Expensive Construction Market

00:00 - 28 August, 2013
Hong Kong Tops Charts as World's Most Expensive Construction Market, Hong Kong © Flickr User Chris Lee
Hong Kong © Flickr User Chris Lee

EC Harris’ 2013 International Construction Costs Report has named Hong Kong as the most expensive city in the world to build in. The annual study, which benchmarks building costs in 47 countries across the globe, found that relative construction costs have been affected by substantial fluctuations in currency throughout the year. Despite a stagnant economy, Europe has six of the top ten most expensive markets in this year’s report, reflecting the competitive challenge faced by the Eurozone. 

The top ten most expensive countries to build in are:

'Conflict and Convergence: Urban informality in Latin America' Symposium

00:00 - 28 August, 2013
'Conflict and Convergence: Urban informality in Latin America' Symposium, Courtesy of University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Courtesy of University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Presented by the University of Maryland's School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, the 'Conflict and Convergence: Urban Informality in Latin America' Symposium aims to explore how recent experiences in cities such as Medellín, Bogotá, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Caracas, among others, can serve as examples for multidisciplinary models to urban and social revitalization in other parts of the world. Taking place October 4th at 5:00pm until October 5th at 10:00am, the event will bring together participants representing a wide spectrum of disciplines and seeks to generate a conversation between professionals and academics to analyze the goals, methods, achievements and opportunities in Latin America. For more information, please visit here.