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Summer house Grøgaard and Slaattelid / Knut Hjeltnes

01:00 - 2 April, 2014
Summer house Grøgaard and Slaattelid / Knut Hjeltnes, Courtesy of Knut Hjeltnes
Courtesy of Knut Hjeltnes

Courtesy of Knut Hjeltnes Courtesy of Knut Hjeltnes Courtesy of Knut Hjeltnes Courtesy of Knut Hjeltnes +20

The Battle for the Skies Over London

00:00 - 2 April, 2014
The Battle for the Skies Over London, Courtesy of CPAT / Hayes Davidson / Jason Hawkes
Courtesy of CPAT / Hayes Davidson / Jason Hawkes

In response to the recent study by New London Architecture, which found that there are currently over 230 tall buildings either planned or under construction in London, an argument is brewing over the UK capital's sudden, seemingly uncontrolled, growth. 

The most vocal reaction to all of this has come from Rowan Moore, architecture critic for The Observer, who has teamed up with the Architects' Journal to launch a campaign calling for more rigorous planning and public consultation when it comes to tall buildings. The campaign has support from 80 signatories, a list that reads like a 'who's who' of British architecture, including architects, planners, politicians, developers and artists as well as a range of civic societies.

Read on for more reaction to London's tall building boom.

B25 House / PK Arkitektar

01:00 - 2 April, 2014
B25 House / PK Arkitektar, © Rafael Pinho
© Rafael Pinho

© Rafael Pinho © Rafael Pinho © Rafael Pinho © Rafael Pinho +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Design Team

    Pálmar Kristmundsson, Fernando de Mendonça, Anja Schröter and Andrew Burgess
  • Consultants

    Conís Verkfræðiráðgjöf, Verkhönnun
  • Area

    457.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Kolmio+LIM / Yusuke Seki

01:00 - 2 April, 2014
Kolmio+LIM / Yusuke Seki , © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +16

Omenapuisto Day-Care-Center / Hakli Architects

01:00 - 2 April, 2014
Omenapuisto Day-Care-Center  / Hakli Architects, © Jussi Tiainen
© Jussi Tiainen

© Jussi Tiainen © Jussi Tiainen © Jussi Tiainen © Jussi Tiainen +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Helsinki, Finland
  • Architectural Design

    Seppo Häkli, Matti Tervonen
  • Area

    890.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

What If Dubai's Next Tower Were an Architecture School?

00:00 - 2 April, 2014
What If Dubai's Next Tower Were an Architecture School? , Courtesy of Evan Shieh, Ali Chen
Courtesy of Evan Shieh, Ali Chen

BLUE TAPE, the winning proposal of an international competition to design an Architecture School adjacent to the American University in Dubai, “is a vertical re-imagining of the typical architecture school typology.” Submitted by USC alumni Evan Shieh and Ali Chen, BLUE TAPE, which transforms a horizontal pin-up space into a vertical 'conceptual connector,' is inspired by USC's 'Blue Tape Reviews' (their method of pinning up work for design reviews).

First 3D Printed House to Be Built In Amsterdam

00:00 - 2 April, 2014

“The building industry is one of the most polluting and inefficient industries out there,” Hedwig Heinsman of Dus Architects tells The Guardian's Olly Wainwright, “With 3D-printing, there is zero waste, reduced transportation costs, and everything can be melted down and recycled. This could revolutionise how we make our cities.”

Working with another Dutch firm, UltimakerDus Architects have developed the KamerMaker (Room Maker), a 3D Printer big enough to print chunks of buildings, up to 2x2x3.5 meters high, out of hotmelt, a bio-plastic mix that's about 75% plant oil. The chunks can then be stacked and connected together like LEGO bricks, forming multi-story homes whose designs can be adapted according to users' needs/desires. For Dus' first project, they've taken as inspiration the Dutch canal house, replacing hand-laid bricks with, in Wainwright's words, "a faceted plastic facade, scripted by computer software."

Boathouse Home Office / Bean Buro

01:00 - 2 April, 2014
Boathouse Home Office / Bean Buro, Courtesy of Bean Buro
Courtesy of Bean Buro

Courtesy of Bean Buro Courtesy of Bean Buro Courtesy of Bean Buro Courtesy of Bean Buro +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aberdeen, Hong Kong
  • Contractor

    R&C Engineering
  • Area

    1200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Bean Buro

Guggenheim Helsinki To Launch Search for Architect

00:00 - 2 April, 2014
Guggenheim Helsinki To Launch Search for Architect , Site of the potential Guggenheim Helsinki.. Image Courtesy of Apple Map View
Site of the potential Guggenheim Helsinki.. Image Courtesy of Apple Map View

The Art Newspaper reports that the Guggenheim will launch an international competition on June 4th to find an architect to design a satellite in Helsinki, Finland focused on "Nordic and international architecture and design, and their connection contemporary art."

Mana Ranakpur / Architecture Discipline

01:00 - 2 April, 2014
Mana Ranakpur / Architecture Discipline, © Akshat Bhatt
© Akshat Bhatt

© Akshat Bhatt © Akshat Bhatt © Akshat Bhatt © Akshat Bhatt +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ranakpur, Rajasthan 306702, India
  • Principal Architect

    Akshat Bhatt
  • Design Team

    Sneha Gurjar, Nidhi Khosla, Stuti Sahni, Debbayoti Dey
  • Area

    65000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

eVolo Skyscraper Competition 2014: A Skyscraper That Grows

01:00 - 2 April, 2014
eVolo Skyscraper Competition 2014: A Skyscraper That Grows, Exterior Rendering. Image © YuHao Liu & Rui Wu
Exterior Rendering. Image © YuHao Liu & Rui Wu

YuHao Li and Rui Wu were recently awarded third place in the 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition for their proposal of a skyscraper that grows. Using 'carbon capture', an emerging practice aimed at capturing and containing greenhouse gases, Propagate Skyscraper uses a simple, vertical grid scaffold to act as a framework for building, or growing, the volumes. "Ingredients for material propagation" are supplied through the scaffold, while its actual pattern of growth is defined by environmental factors (such as prevailing wind and the saturation of carbon dioxide within the immediate atmosphere). Although each resulting structure is distinct in formal expression, the structure maintains a regular spatial organisation, allowing it to be easily occupied and adapted.

© YuHao Liu & Rui Wu © YuHao Liu & Rui Wu © YuHao Liu & Rui Wu © YuHao Liu & Rui Wu +13

Tashiro 71 / Hideaki Takayanagi

01:00 - 2 April, 2014
Tashiro 71 / Hideaki Takayanagi, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +37

I Find Everything / Makoto Yamaguchi Design

01:00 - 2 April, 2014
I Find Everything / Makoto Yamaguchi Design, © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura +8

ACADIA 2014 Call for Submissions

00:00 - 2 April, 2014
ACADIA 2014 Call for Submissions

UPDATE: Deadline for submissions extended to April 14, 2014!

Submissions are invited for the 2014 ACADIA 'DESIGN AGENCY' conference at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California on October 20-25, 2014. Architects, designers, fabricators, engineers, media artists, technologists, software developers, hackers, researchers, students and educators and others in related fields of inquiry are invited to submit proposals.

Nueva Terminal de Pasajeros del Puerto de Denia / Alberich Casqueiro + Proes Consultores SA

01:00 - 2 April, 2014
Nueva Terminal de Pasajeros del Puerto de Denia  / Alberich Casqueiro + Proes Consultores SA, © Ferrovial
© Ferrovial

© Ferrovial © Ferrovial © Ferrovial © Ferrovial +19

Pixelmator Team Office / Plazma Architecture Studio

01:00 - 2 April, 2014
Pixelmator Team Office / Plazma Architecture Studio , Courtesy of Plazma Architecture Studio
Courtesy of Plazma Architecture Studio

Courtesy of Plazma Architecture Studio Courtesy of Plazma Architecture Studio Courtesy of Plazma Architecture Studio Courtesy of Plazma Architecture Studio +21

Choose Your Final Four in "Arch Madness"

00:00 - 2 April, 2014
Choose Your Final Four in "Arch Madness", Courtesy of Good Fulton & Farrell, Inc.
Courtesy of Good Fulton & Farrell, Inc.

UPDATE: The results from the Elite 8 have been announced, and the time to vote for the Final Four has arrived! Do you think "Less Is More" should take the crown? Voting's open until Friday afternoon (EST). 

Palma Apartment Refurbishment / Vila Segui Arquitectos

01:00 - 2 April, 2014
Palma Apartment Refurbishment  / Vila Segui Arquitectos, © Laura Molina
© Laura Molina

© Laura Molina © Laura Molina © Laura Molina © Laura Molina +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Joan Miquel Seguí, Tono Vila
  • Area

    83.0 m2
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography