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.

Innovative Prototyping @ Dynamic Fields – Responsive Architecture Workshop Results

01:00 - 28 August, 2013
Innovative Prototyping @ Dynamic Fields – Responsive Architecture Workshop Results, Project 86. Image © Studio F64
Project 86. Image © Studio F64

The Innovative Prototyping @ Dynamic Fields – Responsive Architecture Workshop, which took place in Bucharest, Romania July 16-29, resulted in five innovative prototypes. The workshop was benefited by the presence of Patrik Schumacher, Director of Zaha Hadid Architects, founder of AA Design Research Lab London and one of the most important figures in the world of computational design. The workshop’s purpose was the understanding of how the advancement of digital technology is helping architects respond to the complexity of the environment surrounding them. The five prototypes (Turbillon, Interactive Field, Dynamic Muqarnas, Project 86 and Wind Mapper) are to be exposed in the near future at different fairs or events. More images and information after the break.

Vittra School Södermalm / Rosan Bosch

01:00 - 28 August, 2013
© Kim Wendt
© Kim Wendt

© Kim Wendt © Kim Wendt © Kim Wendt © Kim Wendt +24

Cementerio ASIAIN / Iñigo Esparza Arquitecto

01:00 - 28 August, 2013
Cementerio ASIAIN / Iñigo Esparza Arquitecto, © Berta Buzunariz
© Berta Buzunariz
  • Architect Office

  • Location

    Mercaderes Kalea, 36, 31171 Asiáin, Navarre, Spain
  • Architect

    Iñigo Esparza
  • Collaborators

    Jesús Corera Gutierrez, Proinalsa Proyectos de Ingeniería
  • Builder

    Espacios Habitables Sagardoy Hnos, S.L.
  • Area

    157.59 sqm
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Berta Buzunariz

© Berta Buzunariz © Berta Buzunariz © Berta Buzunariz © Berta Buzunariz +22

A Photographer's Journey Through Zumthor Valley

01:00 - 28 August, 2013
A Photographer's Journey Through Zumthor Valley, Courtesy of Felipe Camus
Courtesy of Felipe Camus

Our friend and architectural photographer Felipe Camus recently embarked on an architectural pilgrimage to the valley of the Rhein. Located in the Graubünden region in Switzerland, the valley boasts many of the seminal works of Pritzker Prize Laureate Peter Zumthor, all within a 60-kilometer radius. Born in Graubünden himself, Zumthor designed the works in relation to their location and time by paying special attention to details and materials. As a result, the works all present Zumthor’s unparalleled skills of craftsmanship and his uncompromising integrity. 

Join us for a special AD Architectural Mountain Guide, including a detailed map, photos and descriptions of Zumthor’s works, after the break….

Courtesy of Felipe Camus Courtesy of Felipe Camus Courtesy of Felipe Camus Courtesy of Felipe Camus +137

reSITE 2013: Collaborative Ideas For More Livable Cities, Workshop Results

00:00 - 28 August, 2013
reSITE 2013: Collaborative Ideas For More Livable Cities, Workshop Results, Courtesy of reSITE
Courtesy of reSITE

One of the most important parts of the second annual reSITE festival, which is aimed to change the city to a place suitable for life, was an international multidisciplinary workshop with students from all over the world.

The workshop, co-organized by a ARCHIP - Architectural Institute in Prague, was held from June 21st to 23rd. It was tutored by renowned expert Cecil Balmond from Balmond Studio. The workshop participants were selected by an international jury from a number of people from various fields - architects, designers, cultural managers, programmers, designers and representatives of other specializations, to create multidisciplinary teams. These teams of researches colaborated for three days on a design concept of the future mobile pavilion, which will become a distinguishing feature of the festival in the upcoming years.

Watch an interview with Cecil Balmond during the workshop, his complete lecture and the workshop results after the break.

The Controversy Regarding The Restoration of Eileen Gray's E-1027

00:00 - 28 August, 2013
The Controversy Regarding The Restoration of Eileen Gray's E-1027, Image via Flickr. Image © xiyitang
Image via Flickr. Image © xiyitang

The Wall Street Journal recently detailed the complex history of E-1027, the house which Eileen Gray designed with her lover Jean Badovici in Southern France: from the murals which Le Corbusier painted on the walls (without Gray's permission) to the murder that happened there in 1996 to the restoration that has been going on for over a decade (a supposed "massacre" of the original). You can read the full article here.