MoMA Releases First Storybook: “Young Frank, Architect”

00:00 - 14 August, 2013
MoMA Releases First Storybook: “Young Frank, Architect”, Cover of Young Frank, Architect, published by The Museum of Modern Art
Cover of Young Frank, Architect, published by The Museum of Modern Art

Inspiring builders of all ages, MoMA has released their first storybook, following the adventures of a young, New York City architect and his architect grandfather: Young Frank and Old Frank. The creative pair - with matching bow ties, straw boater hats and, of course, Le Corbusier-inspired glasses - optimistically views the world as an endless supply of inspiration and possibilities. Everything, from macaroni to old boxes, inspires them to create - especially after discovering the works of Frank Gehry and Frank Lloyd Wright at The Museum of Modern Art. 

Wenlock Road Mixed-Use Development Proposal / Hawkins\Brown Architects

01:00 - 14 August, 2013
Wenlock Road Mixed-Use Development Proposal / Hawkins\Brown Architects, © Forbes Massie
© Forbes Massie

Award-winning architectural practice Hawkins\Brown Architects, with Regal Homes, have just received planning permission from the London Borough of Hackney for their design of a new 6,750 sqm mixed-use development located on Wenlock Road. Situated within the Regents Canal Conservation Area, their proposal has a unique cruciform plan which not only gives the development a unique residential experience, but results in a dynamic form when seen from the Regent's Canal. More images and architects' description after the break.

Studio Mumbai / Moleskine

00:00 - 14 August, 2013
Studio Mumbai / Moleskine

From the Publisher. This book shows the development of Jain's personal mind-process as well as the collective dialogue through which each project evolves. Dialogues unfolded through study sketches made by both Bijoy Jain and the carpenters, as well photographs taken during journeys used as study and inspiration, showcasing a critical part of their design process. Studio Mumbai consists on a group of Indian architects and craftsmen, all resident artisans of Studio Mumbai, headed by Bijoy Jain, one of India's foremost architects.

Studio Mumbai's awards and honours include the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture from the Institute Français d'Architecture (2008), a Special Mention at the 12th Architecture Biennale (2010), the BSI Swiss Architectural Award (2012).

'Urban Fabric: Building New York's Garment District' Exhibition

00:00 - 14 August, 2013
'Urban Fabric: Building New York's Garment District' Exhibition, Courtesy of The Skyscraper Museum
Courtesy of The Skyscraper Museum

Despite its drastic evolution in the past 50 years, New York's historic Garment District remains one of the most authentic neighborhoods in the city. From August 5 through October 31, The Skyscraper Museum is presenting a free exhibition on its architecture and urban history in a pop-up space at 1411 Broadway. The installation reprises the exhibition The Skyscraper Museum originated last year in its lower Manhattan gallery. This exhibition is a great opportunity to explore a place that was once known as having the largest concentration of skyscraper factories in the world with more than 100,000 manufacturing jobs. For more information, please visit here.

Helena’s Villa / Grech & Vinci Architecture & Design

01:00 - 14 August, 2013
Helena’s Villa / Grech & Vinci Architecture & Design, Courtesy of Grech & Vinci
Courtesy of Grech & Vinci

Courtesy of Grech & Vinci Courtesy of Grech & Vinci Courtesy of Grech & Vinci Courtesy of Grech & Vinci +18

Maggie’s Newcastle / Cullinan Studio

00:00 - 14 August, 2013
Maggie’s Newcastle / Cullinan Studio, © Paul Raftery
© Paul Raftery
  • Architects

  • Location

    Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK
  • Project Directors

    Ted Cullinan, Johnny Winter
  • Project Architects

    Lucy Brittain, Tim Francis
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Paul Raftery © Paul Raftery © Paul Raftery © Paul Raftery +15

Wordpress Automattic Space / Baran Studio Architecture

00:00 - 14 August, 2013
© Scott Hargis
© Scott Hargis

© Scott Hargis © Scott Hargis © Scott Hargis © Scott Hargis +8

House Tunquén / WHALE!

00:00 - 14 August, 2013
© Felipe Fontecilla
© Felipe Fontecilla
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tunquen, Algarrobo, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Constructor

    Branko Pavlovic, Pablo Lobos-Pedrals, Rubén Marchant
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Felipe Fontecilla © Felipe Fontecilla © Felipe Fontecilla © Felipe Fontecilla +22

Rome's New Mayor Seeks to Pedestrianize The Monuments

00:00 - 14 August, 2013
Rome's New Mayor Seeks to Pedestrianize The Monuments , © Franco Origlia/Getty Images via NPR
© Franco Origlia/Getty Images via NPR

Rome’s new mayor, Ignazio Marino, is leading a crusade for walkability by eliminating noisy, out-of-control traffic surrounding the ancient monuments. Starting with the Via dei Fori Imperiali - a major avenue connecting the Piazza Venezia to the Colosseum - Marino plans to ban private traffic so pedestrians will have a place to “bike, walk, enjoy this incredible archaeological site.” More on the story at NPR

Fioretti House / A4 estudio

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
Fioretti House / A4 estudio, © García&Betancourt
© García&Betancourt
  • Architects

  • Location

    Loteo El Molino
  • Project Architects

    Leonardo Codina y Juan Manuel Filice
  • Project Area

    428.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photography

© García&Betancourt © García&Betancourt © García&Betancourt © García&Betancourt +9

Apartment in Santa Teresa / Romero Vallejo Architects

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
© Juan Carlos Quindós
© Juan Carlos Quindós

© Juan Carlos Quindós © Juan Carlos Quindós © Juan Carlos Quindós © Juan Carlos Quindós +13

House of Dust / Antonino Cardillo architect

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
House of Dust / Antonino Cardillo architect, Courtesy of Antonino Cardillo architect
Courtesy of Antonino Cardillo architect

Courtesy of Antonino Cardillo architect Courtesy of Antonino Cardillo architect Courtesy of Antonino Cardillo architect Courtesy of Antonino Cardillo architect +23

Luxury Villa Built on Beijing Rooftop To Be Demolished

00:00 - 13 August, 2013
Luxury Villa Built on Beijing Rooftop To Be Demolished, Courtesy of China.org.cn
Courtesy of China.org.cn

As architects, it's often difficult for us to accept that the users who inhabit our buildings will modify the design in ways we never intended (or wanted). Of course, one can usually reasonably suspect that, at the very least, an inhabitant will never do this: a Professor Zhang has spent the last six years building a two-story luxury villa (complete with surrounding rocks and trees) on the roof of a Beijing apartment building. Unfortunately for Zhang, however, who legally bought the penthouse apartment, but never requested the planning permission to subsequently doze it and re-build another structure entirely, the Authorities will demolish the villa in the next 15 days, claiming that it places a dangerous amount of extra weight upon the building and increases "the susceptibility of the construction to earthquakes or lightning strikes." Story via the Shanghaiist.

WKCDA Abandons West Kowloon Park Competition in Hong Kong

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
WKCDA Abandons West Kowloon Park Competition in Hong Kong, Courtesy of Foster + Partners
Courtesy of Foster + Partners

A major competition for a 40ha waterfront park in Hong Kong has been scrapped by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA). Thus, Foster + Partners' competition-winning City Park will be abandoned, despite its potential to transform the Victoria Harbour's reclaimed edge into an important Asian hub for artistic exchange.

Read on to find out why the WKCDA has called it quits.

House W / LOSTINARCHITECTURE

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
House W / LOSTINARCHITECTURE, © Mischa Erben
© Mischa Erben
  • Architects

  • Location

    Klosterneuburg, Austria
  • Architect in Charge

    Connie Herzog, Gerfried Hinteregger
  • Structural Engineer

    DI Franz Wölflinger
  • Area

    305.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Mischa Erben © Mischa Erben © Mischa Erben © Mischa Erben +21

Bacoc Hacienda / Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
Bacoc Hacienda / Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos, © Schalkwijk-Troche-Reyes-Patrón
© Schalkwijk-Troche-Reyes-Patrón
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seye, Yucatan, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Salvador Reyes Ríos, Josefina Larraín Lagos
  • Collaborator

    Magda Gamboa
  • Construction

    Eduardo Durán
  • Project Area

    429.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photography

    Schalkwijk-Troche-Reyes-Patrón

© Schalkwijk-Troche-Reyes-Patrón © Schalkwijk-Troche-Reyes-Patrón © Schalkwijk-Troche-Reyes-Patrón © Schalkwijk-Troche-Reyes-Patrón +28

Fenn Young Designers Awards 2013

00:00 - 13 August, 2013
Fenn Young Designers Awards 2013, Courtesy of Fenn Designers
Courtesy of Fenn Designers

Established by Fenn Designers in 2008, and open to all young creative minds from all parts of the world from the ages of 18-33, their annual Fenn Young Designers Awards celebrates excellence in creativity and innovation in the world of design. With this year's focus on 'a new learning environment,' entries can be made across a very broad spectrum of project types. Buildings, interiors, landscaping, refurbishment, urban projects, fine art, furniture and product designs are all eligible. This year's main challenge is: How can the “library” be re-imagined and re-engineered to provide such an environment for the Millennials? This comes at a time where advances in technology are changing our lives dramatically. The registration deadline has been extended to September 6, and submissions are due November 6. For more information, please visit here.

UBM Future Cities’ Interview with Jan Gehl Streams Live Tomorrow

00:00 - 13 August, 2013
UBM Future Cities’ Interview with Jan Gehl Streams Live Tomorrow

Renowned architect, urban design consultant, and founding partner of Gehl Architects, Jan Gehl will participate in a 30-minute audio interview on August 14 with UBM’s Future Cities. During the program, and in advance of his keynote at the upcoming Future of Cities Forum, Gehl will discuss building cities for people, the importance of public spaces that promote public life, and how to design cars out of our future cities. Listeners can stream the conversation live and directly ask Gehl questions via a live chat discussion here