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Thomas H. Beeby named 2013 Driehaus Laureate

The Harold Washington Library Center / Thomas H. Beeby, Courtesy of University of Notre Dame
The Harold Washington Library Center / Thomas H. Beeby, Courtesy of University of Notre Dame

Recognized as one of the “Chicago Seven” architects who challenged modernist orthodoxy in the 1970s and 1980s, Thomas H. Beeby has been selected as the 11th recipient of the Richard H. Driehaus Prize from the University of Notre Dame. The prestigious award honors Beeby’s lifetime contribution to classical and traditional architecture, as he was one of the leading figures who helped bring traditional architecture and urban design back into the public consciousness. For over 40 years, Beeby – the current Chairman Emeritus of HBRA Architects – has spearheaded a wide spectrum of work that has embodied a positive cultural, environmental and artistic impact within the modern world. “Tom Beeby has had a transformational role in modern architecture’s return to classical and traditional design principles,” says Michael Lykoudis, Dean of the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. “Beeby’s recent design of the Tuscaloosa courthouse is a great example of how the rigor and richness of classicism can be used to achieve a sense of place and purpose that will be relevant well into the future.” Read the Jury’s Citation after the break…

AIA Releases Roadmap to Healthy Design

Local Leaders: Healthier Communities through Design; via AIA
Local Leaders: Healthier Communities through Design; via AIA

The AIA is joining numerous other city agencies in the promotion of healthy communities through intelligent design choices. A new document: Local Leaders: Healthier Communities through Design is a series of guidelines that offer architects and designers specific methods for the design of buildings and communities that encourage healthy lifestyle choices. Learn more after the break.

Films & Architecture: "Contempt"

In collaboration with Carlo Ponti, Jean-Luc Godard, one of the main representatives of the 60′s French film movement La Nouvelle Vague, adapted the Alberto Moravia novel Il disprezzo (A Ghost at Noon), written almost 10 years before, into Contempt. The result is a film where each scene is a composition in terms of colour, proportion, and contrast. And as an extra gift for us architects, most of the story takes place in and around the Villa Malaparte in Capri island, a stunning house on a rocky coast.

We invite you to enjoy this classic and let us know your ideas about the movie, this amazing house and the relationship with the surrounding landscape. More after the break.

The New Urban School, Mixed Use Sports Complex Proposal / EFFEKT + Rubow

Designed by EFFEKT + Rubow, the Mixed Use Sports Complex, in connection with the urban school, combines the planning of the new school district with the transformation of existing historical buildings and new plazas into one united and modern project. Located in Helsingør, Denmark, the idea is to create an open, integrated and modern educational environment that’s both educationally visionary and creates a new and attractive urban district for the city and its inhabitants. More images and architects’ description after the break.

What Architecture Has to Say About Education: Three New Hampshire Schools by HMFH Architects

Never is the value of architecture so poignant, as when it becomes a tool to facilitate learning, development and exploration. Inspired by this video, which presents three new schools in Concord, New Hampshire that physically embody the educational philosophies of independence, collaboration, and creativity, we spoke with HMFH Architects to delve further into this vital question: how can architecture help children develop the early skills, creativity and inquisitiveness needed to become the independent and inspired adults of future generations? Find out after the break.

Mill Brook School: Concord, NH / HMFH Architects; Photographs: © 2012 Ed Wonsek McAuliffe Elementary School: Concord, NH / HMFH Architects; Photographs: © 2012 Ed Wonsek McAuliffe Elementary School: Concord, NH / HMFH Architects; Photographs: © 2012 Ed Wonsek Abbot-Downing School: Concord, NH / HMFH Architects; Photographs: © 2012 Ed Wonsek

Helsinki Central Library Competition Entry / WEAVA Architects + SWAN Architectes

In terms of both the cityscape and its symbolic significance, the proposal by WEAVA Architects + SWAN Architectes for the Helsinki Central Library will represent a modern and dynamic image of an urban public facility for the citizens of the city. Their ONYX concept forms seamlessly into the planned draft proposal of the Töölönlahti area, responding to the surrounding buildings, infrastructure and urban fabric. It is an iconic cultural landmark in its own right, but also respectful of its place as part of a greater master plan. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Guerrilla Green Sustainable Showdown Competition

Hosted by Architecture for Humanity, the Guerrilla Green Sustainable Showdown is a youth empowerment challenge for all US students. Using a ‘March Madness’ bracket system, they are putting the top 8 school teams from different regions against each other, to turn a great idea into a solution that can be scaled throughout the campus. If you can come up with a way to improve your school by making any space or program in your school more eco-friendly, now is the opportunity to win cash to hack your school green. Submissions are due February 1st. For more information, please visit here.

Complex School in Bobigny / Mikou Design Studio

© Florian Kleinfenn
© Florian Kleinfenn
  • Architects: Mikou Design Studio
  • Location: Bobigny, France
  • Area: 5000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Florian Kleinfenn

© Florian Kleinfenn © Florian Kleinfenn © Florian Kleinfenn © Florian Kleinfenn

Hintonburg Home / Rick Shean

  • Architects: Rick Shean
  • Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Peter Fritz

© Peter Fritz © Peter Fritz © Peter Fritz © Peter Fritz

Graz Main Station Local Transport Hub / Zechner & Zechner

  • Architects: Zechner & Zechner
  • Location: Europaplatz, 8020 Graz, Austria
  • Architect in Charge: DI. Kai Uwe Preissl
  • Construction Steel: Zenkner & Handel
  • Construction Concrete: Schimetta Consult
  • Client: Holding Graz Linien
  • Construction Cost: € 90 Million
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Zechner & Zechner

Courtesy of Zechner & Zechner Courtesy of Zechner & Zechner Courtesy of Zechner & Zechner Courtesy of Zechner & Zechner

Stoneridge / In Situ Studio

© Richard Leo Johnson
© Richard Leo Johnson

© Richard Leo Johnson © Richard Leo Johnson © Richard Leo Johnson © Richard Leo Johnson

Yalong Bay Headquarters of COFCO / Zhubo Design Zstudio

  • Architects: Zhubo Design Zstudio
  • Location: Yalong Bay, Sanya, China, 572016
  • Design Director: Zhong Qiao
  • Project Director: Zhang Tiantian
  • Architecture Designers: Zhang Biqin,Li Jing, Feng Qian
  • Collaborator: Zhubo Design Shenzhen Company
  • Area: 3,3400 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Su Shengliang

© Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang

The Overhang House / DADA & Partners

  • Architects: DADA & Partners
  • Location: New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Photographs: Ranjan Sharma

© Ranjan Sharma © Ranjan Sharma © Ranjan Sharma © Ranjan Sharma

San Giovanni Church / Studio Zermani e Associati

© Mauro Davoli
© Mauro Davoli
  • Architects: Studio Zermani e Associati
  • Location: Perugia, Italy
  • Architect in Charge: Paolo Zermani
  • Design Team: Mauro Alpini, Fabio Capanni, Giacomo Pirazzoli, Fabrizio Rossi Prodi
  • Collaborators: Giovanna Maini, Tomohiro Takao
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Mauro Davoli

© Mauro Davoli © Mauro Davoli © Mauro Davoli © Mauro Davoli

Bascuñan House / Matías Silva Aldunate Architect

Courtesy of Matías Silva & Arquitectos Courtesy of Matías Silva & Arquitectos Courtesy of Matías Silva & Arquitectos Courtesy of Matías Silva & Arquitectos