Zumtobel Group Award 2014

00:00 - 23 August, 2013
Zumtobel Group Award 2014, 2012 winner - R Urban
2012 winner - R Urban

Recognized as one of the few global players in the lighting industry, Zumtobel Group is inviting submissions between September 1 and November 30 for their 2014 Award in three categories: Buildings, Urban Developments & Initiatives, and Applied Innovations. Architecture practices, engineering bureaus, urban and landscape planners, universities and technology start-ups, NGOs and other public or private initiatives can submit their current projects. As in previous years, the Zumtobel Group Award 2014 will be held under the curatorship of Kristin Feireiss and Hans-Jürgen Commerell of Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin. More information, including images of previous winners, can be viewed after the break.

Barossa House / Max Pritchard Architect

01:00 - 23 August, 2013
Barossa House / Max Pritchard Architect, © Sam Noonan
© Sam Noonan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Australia Post - Penola LPO, 29 Church Street, Penola SA 5277, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Andrew Gunner
  • Builder

    Hoffmann Building Services
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Sam Noonan © Sam Noonan © Sam Noonan © Sam Noonan +11

Kliquedesk / Studio of Design and Architecture + K2design

01:00 - 23 August, 2013
Kliquedesk / Studio of Design and Architecture  + K2design, © Ketsiree Wongwan
© Ketsiree Wongwan

© Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan +7

Melkbos / SAOTA - Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

01:00 - 23 August, 2013
Melkbos / SAOTA - Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects, Courtesy of SAOTA
Courtesy of SAOTA

Courtesy of SAOTA Courtesy of SAOTA Courtesy of SAOTA Courtesy of SAOTA +23

Leitão 653 / Triptyque

01:00 - 23 August, 2013
Leitão 653 / Triptyque, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects in Charge

    Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud e Olivier Raffaelli
  • Localização

    Rua Francisco Leitão, 653 - Pinheiros, São Paulo, 05414-025, Brazil
  • Collaborators

    Damien Murat, Bruno Simões, Aline D´Avola, Pedro de Mattos Ferraz
  • Coordenador Geral Triptyque

    Luiz Trindade
  • Project Area

    1280.0 sqm
  • Ano do projeto

    2012
  • Fotografias

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +18

World Architecture Festival Speakers: Sou Fujimoto, Dietmar Eberle, Charles Jencks, Jeanne Gang, and more!

00:00 - 23 August, 2013
World Architecture Festival Speakers: Sou Fujimoto, Dietmar Eberle, Charles Jencks, Jeanne Gang, and more!

The  World Architecture Festival is around the corner! On October 2nd-4th, hundreds of architects will gather in Singapore for an intense dose of architecture, in the form of panels, lectures, live crits, and more. You can see all the shortlisted projects here.

VIGOSS Textile - Showroom and Design Office / Zemberek Design Office

01:00 - 23 August, 2013
VIGOSS Textile - Showroom and Design Office  / Zemberek Design Office, © Şafak Emrence
© Şafak Emrence
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beylikdüzü, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Design Team

    Başak Emrence, Şafak Emrence, Başak Bakkaloğlu
  • Client

    VIGOSS Textile
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Şafak Emrence © Şafak Emrence © Şafak Emrence © Şafak Emrence +12

Deborah Berke to Redesign Landmarked Richardson Olmsted Complex in Buffalo

00:00 - 23 August, 2013
Deborah Berke to Redesign Landmarked Richardson Olmsted Complex in Buffalo, © Joe Cascio
© Joe Cascio

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the Richardson Olsmted Complex, a National Historic Landmark that is widely considered to be one of Buffalo's most important and beautiful buildings, will be rehabilitated and reused as a hospitality venue and cultural amenity for the city. The design team, including New York-based Deborah Berke of Deborah Berke Partners and Buffalo-based Peter Flynn of Flynn Battaglia Architects, have high hopes of transforming the unused building into a "thoroughly modern travel and cultural experience" while maintaining a deep respect for its long history.

"Working on the rehabilitation of the Richardson Olmsted Complex is an extraordinary design opportunity," said Deborah Berke. "We are designing a 21st-century architectural addition to H. H. Richardson's spectacular 19th-century buildings that is both rooted in history and forward thinking."

Video: Cecil Balmond's Special Lecture at reSITE 2013

00:00 - 23 August, 2013

A couple of months ago we told you about reSITE Conference 2013, the largest event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. During the conference, the reSITE dPAV Competition Workshop also took place. Led by Cecil Balmond, formerly of Arup Engineers and currently leading Balmond Studio in London, and Tyson Hosmer, Lead Designer, Balmond Studio, dPAV: 2.5 Days in Prague competition workshop was a 2.5 days intensive and collaborative investigation to compete to design the future reSITE pavilion to be used in urban design festivals around Central and Eastern Europe.

Binh Thanh House / Vo Trong Nghia Architects + Sanuki + NISHIZAWAARCHITECTS

01:00 - 23 August, 2013
Binh Thanh House / Vo Trong Nghia Architects + Sanuki + NISHIZAWAARCHITECTS, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki +28

Northbridge House II / Roth Architects

01:00 - 23 August, 2013
Northbridge House II / Roth Architects, © Murray Fredericks
© Murray Fredericks
  • Architects

  • Location

    Northbridge NSW, Australia
  • Builder

    Oricon Developments Pty Ltd
  • Structural Engineering

    Law & Dawson Pty Ltd
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Murray Fredericks © Murray Fredericks © Murray Fredericks © Murray Fredericks +17

Rammed Earth Modern / Kendle Design

01:00 - 23 August, 2013
Rammed Earth Modern / Kendle Design, © Winquist Photography
© Winquist Photography
  • Architects

  • Location

    Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Brent Kendle
  • General Contractor

    Mackos Architecture and Construction
  • Area

    4700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Winquist Photography © Winquist Photography © Winquist Photography © Winquist Photography +19

Richard J Williams Talks Modernism & Sex

00:00 - 23 August, 2013
Richard J Williams Talks Modernism & Sex, © Iñigo Bujedo-Aguirre
© Iñigo Bujedo-Aguirre

In this interview with BD, Richard J Williams discusses his recent book "Sex and Buildings," which analyses how some places, such as his home town of Edinburgh, "wear their morality on their sleeve," while other places. such as Brazil, have an idea that "modernism can be sexy." He also talks about the US attitudes to sex and modernism, bringing up the 'Playboy townhouse' of the 1960s and the TV show Mad Men, as well as architects Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler and John Portman. You can read the full interview here.

Light Matters: Recovering The Dark Sky

01:00 - 23 August, 2013
Light Matters: Recovering The Dark Sky

The advent of electrical lighting has allowed us to colonise the night. Not only have kilometres of street lighting ensured higher levels of safety, but signs, advertisements, etc. continue to draw us into nocturnal landscapes. As Rem Koolhaas explored in Delirious New York, Manhattan and Coney Island were the early luminous prototypes for today’s continuously vibrant metropolises: cities that establish new rhythms, a new balance between work and life. 

But what happens when lighting upsets our natural balance? When we lose the beauty of the dark sky, the stars? What happens when lighting turns into pollution? 

More Light Matters, after the break...

PacificDazzle baton / Atelier KUU

01:00 - 23 August, 2013
PacificDazzle baton / Atelier KUU, © Seiryo Yamada
© Seiryo Yamada
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tarumi Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
  • Design

    Nobuo Kumazawa, Yuuki Kunimatsu
  • Collaborator

    HARE / Harumi Oura
  • Lighting

    Light Style/Shiro Miki
  • Landscape

    Garden aube Arc.
  • Project Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Seiryo Yamada

© Seiryo Yamada © Seiryo Yamada © Seiryo Yamada © Seiryo Yamada +10

Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2013

00:00 - 23 August, 2013
Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2013, Courtesy of Estonian Centre of Architecture
Courtesy of Estonian Centre of Architecture

Launching September 4th, the Tallinn Architecture Biennale: Recycling Socialism will be exploring the modernist and socialist architecture from the 1960s to the 1980s in a 5-day long main program. The core events of the program are the two-day Symposium, the Curators' Exhibition, the Vision Competition Award Ceremony and the International Architecture Schools' Exhibition. With such a diverse program, this event is expected to be one of the most outstanding events in the region. Events run until September 30th. More information after the break.

The Long House / Khosla Associates

01:00 - 23 August, 2013
The Long House / Khosla Associates, © Shamanth Patil J
© Shamanth Patil J
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Principal Designers

    Sandeep Khosla and Amaresh Anand
  • Design Team

    Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand, Raju S. and Akanksha Chhajer
  • Civil Contractors

    J.J. Constructions Pvt. Ltd
  • Landscape

    Garden World Pvt. Ltd
  • PHE Consultant

    JR Consultancy
  • Electrical Contractor

    MK Electricals
  • Electrical Consultant

    Services Design Consultants
  • Area

    6000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Shamanth Patil J © Shamanth Patil J © Shamanth Patil J © Shamanth Patil J +23

49 Social Housing Estates / BROISSAND arch

01:00 - 23 August, 2013
49 Social Housing Estates / BROISSAND arch, © David Boureau
© David Boureau
  • Architects

  • Location

    6 Rue des Grippeaux, 37270 Montlouis-sur-Loire, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Renaud Broissand
  • Architects Collaborators

    Eric Hardy, Augustin Brisedou
  • Area

    3120.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© David Boureau © David Boureau © David Boureau © David Boureau +22