'New Acadia, Retrofitting Urban Decay' Winning Proposal / Garrett Rock

01:00 - 13 May, 2013
© Garrett Rock
© Garrett Rock

Designed by Garrett Rock, the New Acadia, Retrofitting Urban Decay proposal was the winning entry for one of six sites in the [Imagine Downtown] Lafayette Design Competition which aims to be a re-imagination of urban density within the neighborhood’s city core. The design offers Lafayette an alternative mode of development that stimulates street life in hopes of attracting a young, creative class that are leaving the city for more amenity-rich urban enclaves. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Tchoban Foundation - Museum for Architectural Drawing / SPEECH Architectural Office

01:00 - 13 May, 2013
© Patricia Parinejad
© Patricia Parinejad

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Red Bull Music Academy New York / INABA

01:00 - 13 May, 2013
© Greg Irikura
© Greg Irikura
  • Architects

  • Location

    New York, NY, USA
  • INABA - Principal in Charge

    Jeffrey Inaba
  • INABA - Project Architect

    Ostap Rudakevych
  • INABA - Project Team

    Yoichiro Mizuno, Alan Kwan, Sean Connolly, Steven Tsai, Shuning Zhao, Allyn Hughes, Stephanie Lee, Richard Yoo
  • Architect of Record

    SLAB Architecture
  • Area

    38200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Greg Irikura © Greg Irikura © Greg Irikura © Greg Irikura +20

DawnTown 2013: Landmark Miami Design Competition Winners Announced

00:00 - 13 May, 2013
1st place / © DawnTown
1st place / © DawnTown

DawnTown recently announced the winners for Landmark Miami, their 2013 ideas competition which focused on how cities are instantly identified by the individual structures within them.  With the challenge of coming up with a new symbol for the future, architects and designers were tasked with creating an iconic architectural piece that contributes to the image of Miami. Studio Dror was announced as the first prize winner for their 'Miami Lift' proposal which pays tribute to the city's by elevating visitors to give them a new perspective to the city. More images and information on the winning entries after the break.

Resurrection of Buildings: Case Analysis of Renovated Architecture

00:00 - 13 May, 2013

This book selects more than 50 excellent projects of renovated buildings worldwide. The architects adjust measures to local conditions and ingeniously carry out reposition and design for the buildings’ exterior, interior and landscape environment, thus creating some resurrection for them. Each project inside this book has its peculiar characteristics. Some focus on ecological and sustainable parts, such as rebuilding a factory neighboring to residential communities into a library, which decreases pollution, while at the same time produces some cultural atmosphere. 

Magic Bus / RMA Architects

01:00 - 13 May, 2013
© Ariel Huber
© Ariel Huber

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Square de l'Accueil Winning Proposal / ARJM

01:00 - 12 May, 2013
© QUICKIT
© QUICKIT

ARJM, in collaboration with SUM, recently won the competition for their project, "Square de l'Accueil" (Welcoming Square), which includes a public square of 10,000 m2, 53 flats, a school, commercial spaces and underground parking. Located in a neighborhood at a strategic entry point towards Evere, one of Brussels communes, the project itself includes all the components of the city at a smaller scale.  More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Urban Village Proposal / Zotov & Co

01:00 - 12 May, 2013
Courtesy of Zotov & Co
Courtesy of Zotov & Co

Almost demolished after the earthquake in 2011, Christchurch center was required a renovation. The challenge for architects Zotov & Co was to recall a livable city center. After asking the question of what is needed to be happy, the architects chose nature and communication as the foundation of their concept. The center for the quarter an island covered, dense forest which concentrates all social activity. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Ihlow House / Roswag Architekten

01:00 - 12 May, 2013
© Torsten Seidel & Ludger Paffrath
© Torsten Seidel & Ludger Paffrath
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ihlow, Germany
  • Client

    Dunja und Matthias Hein
  • Planning

    ZRS Architekten und Ingenieure Bürogemeinschaft
  • Area

    583.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Torsten Seidel & Ludger Paffrath

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John and Frances Angelos Law Center / Behnisch Architekten + Ayers Saint Gross

01:00 - 12 May, 2013
Courtesy of Behnisch Architekten
Courtesy of Behnisch Architekten

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Wonsan International Airport Proposal / PLT

01:00 - 12 May, 2013

Visualizing How People Utilize Cities, data analysis by Schema Design

00:00 - 12 May, 2013
© Schema Design
© Schema Design

Atlantic Cities recently wrote about this project by Schema Design that was initially produced as a result of a call for projects for the Urban Data Design Challenge.  The intention of the challenge was to use various methods of data visualization to develop insight into public transit in three cities: Philadelphia, Zurich and Geneva.  Join us after the break to watch the videos.

International Call for Ideas: Transform Kansas City

01:00 - 12 May, 2013
Courtesy of Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance
Courtesy of Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance

Transform Kansas City, a collaboration between the Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance and the Kansas City Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Young Architects Forum, is asking for submissions that illustrate transportation related or affected ideas or solutions. No matter your background or experience, all are being called to submit your ideas on transportation, urban design and architecture. You are encouraged to find solutions to question such as: What impact does urban mass transit have on the mobility of our cities in which we live, work and play? What forms will these new investments take and what is the result to our built environment? The deadline for submissions is June 30. For more information, please visit here.

Kerry House / Carson and Crushell Architects

01:00 - 12 May, 2013
Courtesy of Carson and Crushell Architects
Courtesy of Carson and Crushell Architects

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Sant Josep Library / Ramon Esteve

01:00 - 12 May, 2013
© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo

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Hostel in Kyonan / Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

01:00 - 12 May, 2013
Courtesy of Yasutaka Yoshimura
Courtesy of Yasutaka Yoshimura

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Augustus F. Hawkins High School / CSDA Design Group

01:00 - 12 May, 2013
© Henry Cabala/ CSDA Design Group
© Henry Cabala/ CSDA Design Group
  • Architects

  • Location

    Augustus F. Hawkins High School, Los Angeles, CA 90044, USA
  • Landscape Architect

    Melendrez Design Partners
  • Area

    351070.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Henry Cabala/ CSDA Design Group

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Dynamic Fields Workshop: Special Guest Patrik Schumacher

00:00 - 12 May, 2013
Courtesy of Parametrica
Courtesy of Parametrica

Taking place July 16-29, the two week 'Dynamic Fields' workshop consists of analyzing and creating structures responsive to environmental energy. Presented by Parametrica, the last day of project is dedicated to Patrik Schumacher, director at Zaha Hadid Architects and founder of AA Design Reseach Lab London. Schumacher will present a lecture on Parametric Semiology (Architecture as interface of communication) as intelligent structures and parametric architecture are the primary topics up for discussion for the whole event. Students or graduates, architects, interior designers, product designers, urbanism designers, engineers and all others who wish to partake in experimenting what the parametric design of such structures is in practice are expected to join both in the workshop and the conference. More information after the break.