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Apartment/Conference Kredytowa / Maciej Kurkowski + Maciej Sutula

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
Apartment/Conference Kredytowa / Maciej Kurkowski + Maciej Sutula, © Paulina Sasinowska, Maciej Kurkowski and Maciej Sutuła
© Paulina Sasinowska, Maciej Kurkowski and Maciej Sutuła

© Paulina Sasinowska, Maciej Kurkowski and Maciej Sutuła © Paulina Sasinowska, Maciej Kurkowski and Maciej Sutuła © Paulina Sasinowska, Maciej Kurkowski and Maciej Sutuła © Paulina Sasinowska, Maciej Kurkowski and Maciej Sutuła +17

Video: Three Courtyards House / Miguel Marcelino Architect

00:00 - 4 April, 2014

Vertical Patio House / Estudi NAO

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
Vertical Patio House / Estudi NAO, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Francesc Puig Esteban, Anna Fumadó Ciutat
  • Budget

    312.000 euros
  • Project Area

    216.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    José Hevia

Las Margaritas Social Center / Dellekamp Arquitectos + TOA Taller de Operaciones Ambientales + Comunidad de Aprendizaje

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
Las Margaritas Social Center  / Dellekamp Arquitectos + TOA Taller de Operaciones Ambientales + Comunidad de Aprendizaje, Courtesy of TOA Taller de Operaciones Ambientales
Courtesy of TOA Taller de Operaciones Ambientales

© Lara Becerra © Lara Becerra © Lara Becerra Courtesy of TOA Taller de Operaciones Ambientales +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Las Margaritas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • Dellekamp Team

    Architect: Derek Dellekamp. Team: Jachen Schleich, Jérémie Dagaud, Miguel Ortigão, Rita Sarzedas.
  • TOA Team

    Emiliano García, Lara Becerra, Juan Rovalo, Brenda Solano, Simon Béquillard
  • Collaborating Team

    Comunidad de las Margaritas, habitantes de la comunidad, Federico López Ortega, David de la Torre
  • Workshop Organizers

    Jorge Kanahuati, Dulce Robles, Joana Moreno, Cristina Hernández, Juan Pablo Zetina, Valentina Vega, Mariana Rocha, Mariel Calderón
  • Funds

    Columbus de México, Transformadora Ciel, Wirikuta Fest, Dominique Berho Fernández, René Becerra, Lourdes Berho Corona, Rita Sarzedas, Familia Ramljak Furszyfer, Aida, Gladys Díaz, Roberto Fuerte, Gilda, Ivana, Leo, Josué Lee Cavero, Cynthia Mojica, Gaby Sembradora, YGU
  • Project Area

    258.0 m2
  • Photography

Villa Kavel 01 / Studioninedots

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
Villa Kavel 01 / Studioninedots, © Peter Cuypers
© Peter Cuypers

© Peter Cuypers © Peter Cuypers © Peter Cuypers © Peter Cuypers +43

  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architects in Charge

    Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut en Metin van Zijl.
  • Area

    379.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Lancaster Campus of History / Centerbrook Architects and Planners

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
Lancaster Campus of History / Centerbrook Architects and Planners, © Peter Aaron/Esto Photographics
© Peter Aaron/Esto Photographics

© Peter Aaron/Esto Photographics © Peter Aaron/Esto Photographics © Peter Aaron/Esto Photographics © Peter Aaron/Esto Photographics +16

The BIG U: BIG's New York City Vision for "Rebuild by Design"

00:00 - 4 April, 2014
The BIG U: BIG's New York City Vision for "Rebuild by Design", Render for The BIG U, "The Harbor Berm," an elevated path through the park. Image Courtesy of rebuildbydesign.org
Render for The BIG U, "The Harbor Berm," an elevated path through the park. Image Courtesy of rebuildbydesign.org

Yesterday BIG, along with 9 other teams including OMA and WXY, unveiled their proposals for "Rebuild by Design," a competition which tasks teams with improving the resiliency of waterfront communities through locally-responsive, innovative design. Each proposal was required to be "flexible, easily phased, and able to integrate with existing projects in progress." As Henk Ovink, the Principal of "Rebuild by Design" as well as the Senior Advisor to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, stated: "Rebuild by Design is not about making a plan, but about changing a culture." The winners will be announced later this spring. 

BIG's proposal, The BIG U, is rooted in the firm's signature concepts of social infrastructure and hedonistic sustainability. It envisions a 10-mile protective system that encircles Manhattan, protecting the city from floods and storm water while simultaneously providing public realms specific to the needs of the city's diverse communities. Bjarke Ingels states: "We asked ourselves: What if we could envision the resilience infrastructure for Lower Manhattan in a way that wouldn’t be like a wall between the city and the water, but rather a string of pearls of social and environmental amenities tailored to their specific neighborhoods, that also happens to shield their various communities from flooding. Social infrastructure understood as a big overall strategy rooted in the local communities.”

More on the BIG U, after the break...

SANE Architecture's Taichung City Cultural Centre: Entry in the Future Project Awards 2014

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
Terrace View. Image Courtesy of SANE architecture
Terrace View. Image Courtesy of SANE architecture

SANE architecture, an experimental studio based in Paris, have recently been recognised in the MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards 2014 for the Taichung City Cultural Centre. The practice, who focus on "researching the Sane and the Insane in architecture", were tasked with imagining an architecture and an urban space unique to Taiwan's climate and the culture of Taichung, a cultural library and municipal arts museum that "synergizes" art, education and recreation.

Belly House / Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
Belly House / Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +23

Tham & Videgård Design New Building for Denmark's Krabbesholm Højskole School of Art & Design

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
Tham & Videgård Design New Building for Denmark's Krabbesholm Højskole School of Art & Design, Exterior View. Image © Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Exterior View. Image © Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Recently awarded first place in an invited competition, Tham & Videgård's (T&V) design for a new addition to the Krabbesholm Højskole School of Art & Design in Skive, Denmark, uses a combination of thick brick walls and barrel arched roofs to establish a strong connection to the character and spatial qualities of the existing buildings - the Four Boxes Gallery by Japanese Atelier Bow‐Wow, and a collection of new studio buildings by New York‐based MOS Architects.

Low/Rise House / Spiegel Aihara Workshop

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
Low/Rise House / Spiegel Aihara Workshop, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte +25

ARyS House / Peñafiel Arquitectos

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
ARyS House / Peñafiel Arquitectos, © Pablo Casals-Aguirre
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aurelio González, Vitacura, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    José Domingo Peñafiel
  • Area

    2660.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Vega Cottage / Kolman Boye Architects

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
Vega Cottage / Kolman Boye Architects, © Lindman Photography
© Lindman Photography

© Lindman Photography © Lindman Photography © Lindman Photography © Lindman Photography +15

Tree House / 6a Architects

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
Tree House  / 6a Architects, © Johan Dehlin
© Johan Dehlin

© Johan Dehlin © Johan Dehlin © Johan Dehlin © Johan Dehlin +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    United Kingdom
  • Project Team

    Stephanie Macdonald, Tom Emerson, John Ross, Alice Colverd, Cécile David
  • Area

    57.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Casa C / Camponovo Baumgartner Architekten

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
Casa C / Camponovo Baumgartner Architekten, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia Courtesy of Camponovo Baumgartner Architekten © José Hevia Courtesy of Camponovo Baumgartner Architekten +36

The Burgeoning Craft of 3D Printing

00:00 - 4 April, 2014
KPF’s models of concepts, facades, and building details. Image Courtesy of John Chu/Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
KPF’s models of concepts, facades, and building details. Image Courtesy of John Chu/Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

This article by Marc Kristal from Metropolis Magazine, originally titled "Digital Details," looks at the work of NRI, a New York company that is leading the way when it comes to 3D Printing (or rather, additive manufacturing) - finding that there is a craft in these machine-produced models after all.

First things first: The term “3-D printing” is a misnomer according to Arthur Young-Spivey, the digital fabrication specialist at NRI—a 116-year-old, New York–headquartered supplier of reprographic services to architects and their tradespeople. “The correct term is ‘additive manufacturing,’” he explains. “People call it 3-D printing because it enables you to wrap your head around it, but in some ways it’s confusing.”

Young-Spivey has a point, as the process by which a digital file is converted into an object isn’t “printing” in the commonly understood sense of applying pigment on a substrate. With 3-D printing, he says, “Instead of using paper, you’re printing with powder or plastics. It’s all one layer at a time.” The thinner the layer, the better the quality, and the longer the process takes. “And there’s always post-production processing, to clean up the model,” he adds. “That’s why ‘additive manufacturing’ is a more accurate description.”

Read on for more on the work of NRI

Deloitte Building / CFA-Cristián Fernandez Arquitectos

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
Deloitte Building / CFA-Cristián Fernandez Arquitectos , © Felipe Díaz
© Felipe Díaz

© Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Felipe Díaz +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rosario Norte 331-459, Las Condes, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architect

    Cristián Fernandez Eyzaguirre
  • Collaborators

    Andrés Parker S., Adolfo Pinto A., Tamara Rodriguez P.
  • Project Area

    51393.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

Richter Dahl Rocha Develops Innovative Façade for SwissTech Convention Center

01:00 - 3 April, 2014
Richter Dahl Rocha Develops Innovative Façade for SwissTech Convention Center, Grätzel façade. Image Courtesy of SwissTech Convention Center and Northern District
Grätzel façade. Image Courtesy of SwissTech Convention Center and Northern District

Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés' "ultramodern" SwissTech Convention Center opened its doors today. Housing a 3,000-seat modular amphitheater which can be converted from conference auditorium, to exhibition hall, to banquet room in only fifteen minutes, the convention center is the first large-scale convention hall to use EPFL's dye-sensitized solar cells (also known as Grätzel Cells). 

This latest addition to the campus's northern quarter already contains a collection of commercial stores and over 500 housing units. Its construction puts the finishing touch too what has been described as a "living campus where students can now stay on campus both night and day."