Le Scriptorial / Daniel Cleris & Jean-Michel Daubourg

00:00 - 12 August, 2013
Le Scriptorial / Daniel Cleris & Jean-Michel Daubourg, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly
  • Architects

    Emmanuel Berjot, Daniel Cleris, Jean-Michel Daubourg
  • Location

    Avranches, Lower Normandy, France
  • Museographic Designers

    Les Crayons, Uzes, France
  • Structure Engineers

    Ecb, Saint-Malo, France
  • Electricity Engineers

    Bader, Juvigny-Sous-Andaine, France
  • HVAC Engineers

    Hauguel & Associes, Agneaux, France
  • Area

    2150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +15

White Cave House / Takuro Yamamoto Architects

01:00 - 12 August, 2013
White Cave House / Takuro Yamamoto Architects, Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects
Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Takuro Yamamoto
  • Structure Design

    Yamada Noriaki Structural Design Office
  • Construction

    Ninomiya-Kensetsu
  • Area

    172.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects

Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects +17

House KLR / archequipe

01:00 - 12 August, 2013
House KLR / archequipe, © Roland Unterbusch
© Roland Unterbusch
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cologne, Germany
  • Team

    Jutta Klare, Bartosz Czempiel, Sebastian Filla
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Roland Unterbusch © Roland Unterbusch © Roland Unterbusch © Roland Unterbusch +21

Spotlight: Jean Nouvel

00:00 - 12 August, 2013
Spotlight: Jean Nouvel, © Cortesía de Artribune
© Cortesía de Artribune

“My interest has always been in an architecture which reflects the modernity of our epoch as opposed to the rethinking of historical references. My work deals with what is happening now—our techniques and materials, what we are capable of doing today.”

Today is the 69th birthday of the great French architect and designer, Jean NouvelThe winner of the Wolf Prize in 2005 and the Pritzker of 2008, Nouvel has attempted to design each of his projects without any preconceived notions, resulting in a variety of projects that - while strikingly different - always demonstrate an interesting use of light and shadow as well as a harmonious balance with their surroundings. More on the Pritzker-winning architect, after the break.

His variety of work can be seen in such acclaimed works as the Institut du Monde Arabe and the Fondation Cartier and. Nouvel also has a series of notable projects currently in the works, such as the New Louvre in Abu Dhabi and the National Art Museum of China.

© Ricardo Vidal © Paris Architecture Website © Ateliers Jean Nouvel. Photograph by Philippe Ruault © Jean Nouvel Ateliers +8

Park "Russia" International Competition

01:00 - 12 August, 2013
Park "Russia" International Competition, Courtesy of Russian Green Building Council
Courtesy of Russian Green Building Council

Russian Green Building Council just announced the start of the international competition for the concept and financial model for Park "Russia" which is to become the largest theme park in Europe. Destined to become a unique tourist cluster, oriented to both domestic and foreign tourists, the park will be the first entertainment and educational park where visitors will have the reason to stay for more than one-two days. “Russia” Park will become a trademark of the country, where the promotion of healthy living, entertainment and educative functions are closely related to educational and recreational infrastructure, which, moreover, will be commercially attractive. The park will fully reflect the positive developments in the Russian society in recent years. The deadline to register is September 1. To register, and for more information, please visit here.

"Magical" Science and Technology Park / Pich-Aguilera Architects

01:00 - 12 August, 2013
"Magical" Science and Technology Park / Pich-Aguilera Architects, Courtesy of Pich-Aguilera Architects
Courtesy of Pich-Aguilera Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    N-II, 2, Lleida, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Felipe Pich-Aguilera Baurier, Teresa Batlle i Pagés, Josep Mª Puigdemasa
  • Project Area

    7448.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

    Courtesy of Pich-Aguilera Architects

Courtesy of Pich-Aguilera Architects Courtesy of Pich-Aguilera Architects Courtesy of Pich-Aguilera Architects Courtesy of Pich-Aguilera Architects +20

The Sarang Community Church / Seoinn Design Group

01:00 - 12 August, 2013
The Sarang Community Church / Seoinn Design Group, © Chae Soo Uk
© Chae Soo Uk
  • Architects

  • Location

    Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Project Architects

    Dong gyu Choi, Yoo cheol Choi
  • Area

    12202.42 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Chae Soo Uk © Chae Soo Uk © Chae Soo Uk © Chae Soo Uk +46

2013 Seattle Design Festival

00:00 - 12 August, 2013
2013 Seattle Design Festival, © Trevor Dykstra
© Trevor Dykstra

This year's Seattle Design Festival, hosted by Design in Public and AIA Seattle, will feature large scale installations, home tours, walking tours, films, lectures, exhibitions, competitions, activities, pop-up parklets, and more which is open to the general public. The city-wide event takes place September 13-22 with the hub of the festival at the ‘Design Block’ in Pioneer Square. This year's theme is ‘Design in Health’ exploring the connection between environmental design and health & well-being. Design can improve health by: promoting physical activity, increasing access to healthy food, reducing injuries, improving air and water quality, minimizing stress, and strengthening the social fabric of communities.  More information after the break.

Clinton Park / TEN Arquitectos

01:00 - 12 August, 2013
Clinton Park / TEN Arquitectos, © Alexander Severin
© Alexander Severin
  • Architects

  • Location

    New York, NY, USA
  • Design Team

    Enrique Norten, Tim Dumbleton, Hale Everets, David Maestres, Mark Dwyer, Dieter Schoellnberger, Florian Oberhueber, Pedro Hernandez, Jeffrey Goldberger, Joyce Chang, Angela DeRiggi, Yu-Ju Lin, Jong Seo Lee, Veronica Kan, Yi-Ling Teng, Manta Weihermann, Enrique A. Gomez, Giovanni Sidari, Shai Turner, Daisuke Nagatomo, Masako Saito, Devin Keyes, Paola Morales, Jose Castañeda, Armando Rodríguez
  • Structural Engineer

    Rosenwasser / Grossman
  • Services

    Ettinger Engineering Associates
  • Curtain Wall

    Israel Berger and Associates
  • Client

    Two Trees Management LLC
  • Area

    120,000 m2
  • Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Alexander Severin © Evan Joseph © Evan Joseph Render +19

San Diego Gas & Electric Energy Innovation Center / Architects Hanna Gabriel Wells

00:00 - 12 August, 2013
San Diego Gas & Electric Energy Innovation Center / Architects Hanna Gabriel Wells, © John Durant
© John Durant
  • Architects

  • Location

    San Diego, CA 92117, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Matthew Wells
  • Design Team

    Sean Chen, Kristin Shultz, Frank Sanchez
  • Consultants

    Snipes Dye, Spurlock Poirier, Hope Engineering, Turpin & Rattan,
  • Contractor

    Johnson & Jennings
  • Area

    25000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© John Durant © John Durant © John Durant © John Durant +9

CAN MANA / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners

01:00 - 12 August, 2013
© Jean Luc Laloux
© Jean Luc Laloux

© Jean Luc Laloux © Jean Luc Laloux © Eugenio Pons © Jean Luc Laloux +16

Casa PA / Tabuenca & Leache

01:00 - 12 August, 2013
Casa PA / Tabuenca & Leache, © Luis Prieto
© Luis Prieto
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gorráiz, Navarra, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Fernando Tabuenca González, Jesús Leache Resano
  • Contributors

    Pedro Ansa, architect - Beatriz Gastesi, technical architect
  • Construction company

    Lantegia
  • Area

    486.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

© Luis Prieto © Luis Prieto © Luis Prieto © Luis Prieto +17

House in Brighton / FMD Architects

01:00 - 12 August, 2013
House in Brighton / FMD Architects, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brighton VIC 3186, Australia
  • Design Team

    Fiona Dunin, Kathrine Peasley, Rob Kolak
  • Area

    280.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +32

Kawate / Keitaro Muto Architects

01:00 - 12 August, 2013
Kawate / Keitaro Muto Architects, © Yoshiike Teruaki
© Yoshiike Teruaki
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Keitaro Muto
  • Structure

    Timber
  • Collaborators

    Atushi Fujio
  • Area

    171.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Yoshiike Teruaki © Yoshiike Teruaki © Yoshiike Teruaki © Yoshiike Teruaki +19

The Architecture Foundation Presents: Three Conversations on "Culture + Commerce"

00:00 - 12 August, 2013
The Architecture Foundation Presents: Three Conversations on "Culture + Commerce", © Max Creasy
© Max Creasy

Having wrapped up their three part series And the Winner is...?, The Architecture Foundation has launched another trio of evening discussions, this time around the ever-encroaching commercial values which are increasingly threatening cultural venues in London. The series, entitled Culture + Commerce, will explore how culture can fight against commercial homogeneity in the face of reduced public funding.

It's Time to Envision A Better Built Detroit. Are Architects Ready?

00:00 - 12 August, 2013
It's Time to Envision A Better Built Detroit. Are Architects Ready?, Railroad Track in Detroit. Image Courtesy of Shutterstock.com
Railroad Track in Detroit. Image Courtesy of Shutterstock.com

There is an intimate connection between people, power, poverty and place and there is no better city in the world to see this than Detroit. With the impending bankruptcy we cannot lose sight of the human issues that face our city.

For decades money and power have moved away from Detroit’s center. The complex reasons for this are well known so there is no need to rehash them here. Even in the face of city government’s failure to manage its assets properly, this is changing. There is slow and halting movement back to the center.The movement back to the center is a good thing for many reasons. It will help bolster the tax base and that is the basic financial problem the city faces. But more importantly it will create a stronger spatial connection between power and poverty that we haven’t had in this region for a century.

Power will see poverty and poverty power. They will feel each other’s existence. They will see the humanity of each side and be nudged to recognize the shared responsibility caring for this shared place. This is how successful vital, dense urban cities operate. There is an acceptance of diversity on all levels. Barriers are reduced and human interaction encouraged. This is how creativity is bred. Exposure to diverse people, places and ideas excite and promote the imagination and a sense of the common good that includes everyone.

Successful Workplaces Balance Focus and Collaboration, Gensler Study Finds

00:00 - 12 August, 2013
AOL Offices by Studio A + O . Image © Jasper Sanidad
AOL Offices by Studio A + O . Image © Jasper Sanidad

Gensler, who recently topped out on the world's second tallest skyscraper in Shanghai, have just released a report outlining the keys to designing a successful workplace. Using their custom 'Workplace Performance Index' they surveyed 2035 office workers in the US to find out what makes employees happy and productive in their workplace.

One surprising result which they uncovered is that, in opposition to the trend of workplaces being designed to encourage collaboration, workers are actually spending more time on focused, individual tasks than they were 5 years ago. Consequently, over 50% of respondents said that they were distracted by others when they needed to focus. What's more, the survey found that when employees could not focus individually, collaborative work was also less productive.

Read on after the break to find out more results from the survey

Cube House / Plasma Studio

01:00 - 11 August, 2013
Cube House / Plasma Studio, © Cristobal Palma
© Cristobal Palma
  • Architects

  • Location

    39030 Sexten, South Tyrol, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Eva Castro, Holger Kehne, Ulla Hell
  • Collaborators

    Angelika Mair, David Preindl, Daniela Walder
  • Structural Engineering

    Ingenieurgemeinschaft Team 4
  • Service Engineering

    Ekon Bruneck
  • Area

    220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma +17