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Tranquility in the Heart of São Paulo: Meet the City's Slender Residential Tower

01:00 - 28 September, 2014
Tranquility in the Heart of São Paulo: Meet the City's Slender Residential Tower, Frontal View. Image Courtesy of Triptyque
Frontal View. Image Courtesy of Triptyque

Nestled in São Paulo's bustling Vila Madalena neighbourhood in Brazil, the slim silhouette of AIR Madalena soars skyward from the street below. The elegant tower will be home to six lofts varying from 100 to 140 square metres, each with an open-air terrace and ample windows to maximize the panoramic views of São Paulo. Designed and built by São Paulo and Paris-based firm Triptyque and realized by the firm's high-end real estate wing IV, the slender building is promised to be completed within 24 months. 

Step inside AIR Madalena's elegant lofts after the break

Ground Floor Loft. Image Courtesy of Triptyque Upper Floor Loft with View of Retractable Wall. Image Courtesy of Triptyque Night View. Image Courtesy of Triptyque Aerrial View. Image Courtesy of Triptyque +7

Antonio Derka School / Obranegra Arquitectos

01:00 - 28 September, 2014
Antonio Derka School / Obranegra Arquitectos, © Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango

© Sergio Gómez © Alejandro Arango © Alfonso Posada © Sergio Gómez +31

B House / i.House Architecture and Construction

01:00 - 28 September, 2014
B House / i.House Architecture and Construction, © Le Canh Van, Vu Ngoc Ha
© Le Canh Van, Vu Ngoc Ha

© Le Canh Van, Vu Ngoc Ha © Le Canh Van, Vu Ngoc Ha © Le Canh Van, Vu Ngoc Ha © Le Canh Van, Vu Ngoc Ha +27

House in the Mountains / Wolff Architects

01:00 - 28 September, 2014
House in the Mountains  / Wolff Architects, © James Puttick
© James Puttick

Courtesy of Heinrich Wolff Courtesy of Heinrich Wolff Courtesy of Heinrich Wolff Courtesy of Heinrich Wolff +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cederberg, West Coast DC, South Africa
  • Architect in Charge

    Heinrich Wolff
  • Project Year

    2013

Jing Mian Xin Cheng / Spark Architects

01:00 - 28 September, 2014
Jing Mian Xin Cheng / Spark Architects, © ShuHe
© ShuHe

© ShuHe © ShuHe © ShuHe © ShuHe +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Project Director

    Jan Felix Clostermann
  • Project Architect

    Phi Wenhui Lu
  • Desing Team

    Andrew Ng, Chris Taeubert
  • Area

    87800.0 sqm
  • Photographs

FORA Chosen to Revitalize Plovdiv's Central Square

00:00 - 28 September, 2014
FORA Chosen to Revitalize Plovdiv's Central Square, © FORA
© FORA

FORA has been announced as winner of a competition for revitalization and renovation of the central square in Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second largest city, built upon the remains of the ancient roman Forum of Philippopolis. The intervention spans an area of 57,000 square meters and exposes the intersection of several architectural and historical layers, from antiquity until the Socialist State.

Loft ESN / Ippolito Fleitz Group

01:00 - 28 September, 2014
Loft ESN / Ippolito Fleitz Group, © Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

© Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun +25

d3 Housing Tomorrow 2015

01:00 - 27 September, 2014
d3 Housing Tomorrow 2015, First Prize: Aboveground Anomaly / Tiffany Szeto (Hong Kong). Image © d3 Housing Tomorrow 2014
First Prize: Aboveground Anomaly / Tiffany Szeto (Hong Kong). Image © d3 Housing Tomorrow 2014

Exploration of contextual, cultural, and life cycle flows offers a critical lens for visualizing new housing strategies for living in the future. The d3 Housing Tomorrow competition invites architects, designers, engineers, and students to collectively explore, document, analyze, transform, and deploy innovative approaches to residential urbanism, architecture, interiors, and designed objects. 

Bringing Dance to New Heights: A “Waltz on the Walls” of Oakland’s City Hall

00:00 - 27 September, 2014

The walls of Oakland’s City Hall transcended their usual purpose during the city’s 2014 Art+Soul festival, becoming the stage for a beautifully choreographed dance by aerial dance company Bandaloop. Filmed with a GoPro, “Waltz on The Walls of City Hall” captures Bandaloop dancers Amelia Rudolph and Roel Seeber as they take dancing to new heights (literally).

Founded in 1991, the Bandaloop dance company is known for their vertical choreography and they have performed on skyscrapers, in atriums and in locations as diverse as Seattle’s Space Needle and the wall of the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York. Watch the video above as the dancers gracefully twirl, jump and glide on the side of the 320-foot City Hall building. Visit the Bandaloop website for more information on the dance team. 

Forest House / NORM Architects

01:00 - 27 September, 2014
Forest House / NORM Architects, © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen
© Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

© Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen +26

Lopez House / Martin Fenlon Architecture

01:00 - 27 September, 2014
Lopez House / Martin Fenlon Architecture, © Eric Staudenmaier
© Eric Staudenmaier

© Eric Staudenmaier © Eric Staudenmaier © Eric Staudenmaier © Eric Staudenmaier +15

How to Design Offices for Clients Who Have Bigger Problems Than Design

00:00 - 27 September, 2014
How to Design Offices for Clients Who Have Bigger Problems Than Design, How much impact can the configuration of an office have? Microsoft, Thames Valley Park by Perkins+Will. Image Courtesy of David Churchill
How much impact can the configuration of an office have? Microsoft, Thames Valley Park by Perkins+Will. Image Courtesy of David Churchill

We spend a lot of time and effort debating and researching how to design the perfect office - perhaps too much time, according to Rachel Casanova, a Principle and Director of Workplace at Perkins + Will. In this post, originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "When the Open Office Isn't Always the Problem or Solution", Casanova argues that we ought to be thinking about office design more holistically, taking into account not just the physical space of the office, but also how the client runs their workplace. At best, design can catalyse a more nurturing office environment, but for each company the way to achieve this may be different; there is no 'one-size-fits-all' office solution. Read on after the break to find out why.

HOK Selected for Redevelopment of St Helier's Fort Regent

00:00 - 27 September, 2014
Courtesy of HOK
Courtesy of HOK

Global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm HOK has recently been selected as lead designer and masterplanner for the redevelopment of Fort Regent, a former fortress turned community center in St. Helier on Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands of the English Channel. 

The redevelopment of the 22-acre (9-hectares) site will make Jersey’s largest leisure and entertainment venue a premiere destination, and includes a masterplan that aims to strengthen the economic value of the site and encourage public funding for the redevelopment.

Sergey Makhno Office and Showroom / Sergey Makhno + Illya Tovstonog

01:00 - 27 September, 2014
Sergey Makhno Office and Showroom / Sergey Makhno + Illya Tovstonog, © Andrey Avdeenko
© Andrey Avdeenko

© Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko +23

Gia Wolff Transforms the Tate Modern with Canopy of Ropes

01:00 - 27 September, 2014
Gia Wolff Transforms the Tate Modern with Canopy of Ropes, © Gia Wolff
© Gia Wolff

From the architect. What happens when a designer decides to turn a classic Herzog & de Meuron masterpiece into a carnival space? That's precisely what happened when architect Gia Wolff was asked to create an installation - part of which doubled as a performance piece - for the show Up Hill Down Hall: An Indoor Carnival in the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall. How did she approach transforming such a cultural icon? Three words: red-pink rope.

© Gia Wolff © Gia Wolff © John Hartmann (Freecell Architecture) © John Hartmann (Freecell Architecture) +16

Are You a Card-Carrying Member of the Urban Elite? Find Out With "Cards Against Urbanity"

00:00 - 27 September, 2014
Are You a Card-Carrying Member of the Urban Elite? Find Out With "Cards Against Urbanity", Courtesy of Cards Against Urbanity
Courtesy of Cards Against Urbanity

Architects have been known to dabble in product design, but what about board game design? A team of Washington, D.C.-based architects, urban planners, and designers have come together to create a game with a comedic (yet somewhat serious) take on the nuances of city living. Cards Against Urbanity, a parody on the wildly successful Cards Against Humanity, is simultaneously a critical and satirical game designed to open a dialogue about the development of cities among those who influence them.

adjkm's Releases Final Design for Caracas Symphony

01:00 - 27 September, 2014
adjkm's Releases Final Design for Caracas Symphony, CASMSB - View from Boulevard. Image Courtesy of adjkm
CASMSB - View from Boulevard. Image Courtesy of adjkm

In 2011, adjkm won an international competition to design the Simon Bolivar Complex for Social Action through Music (CASMSB - Complejo de Acción Social por la Música Simón Bolívar) in Caracas. Now, almost four years later, the Venezuelan practice has released their updated design for the “Caracas Symphony” in preparation for its groundbreaking at the end of this year. 

The building is being constructed for the El Sistema project, an internationally distinguished program based on the premise that musical training can create great musicians and completely alter the expected life paths of children born into extremely impoverished circumstance. 

Leather Dressing / Simon Astridge

01:00 - 27 September, 2014
Leather Dressing  / Simon Astridge, © Nicholas Worley
© Nicholas Worley

© Nicholas Worley © Nicholas Worley © Nicholas Worley © Nicholas Worley +18