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Winka Dubbeldam: "My Ideal City" of the Future

00:00 - 11 December, 2013
Winka Dubbeldam: "My Ideal City" of the Future, Courtesy of Archi-tectonics
Courtesy of Archi-tectonics

Winka Dubbeldam believes there is power in the people. 

As a public intellectual, she has invested her efforts in researching the concept of "bottom-up" and "systems" design at academic institutions like Columbia, Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania - where she now serves as chair of the department of architecture. As principal of the New York-based firm, Archi-Tectonics, she demonstrates how these concepts work in both theory and practice. 

In between the consistent cadence of client meetings and academic functions, Winka has been vocal about the future of cities, traveling overseas and giving TED Talks. Her most recent project revolves around a bilingual website, Mi Ciudad Ideal (My Ideal City), which has led her to Bogotá, Colombia where she is leading efforts to crowdsource and document the opinions of hundreds of thousands of urban residents in hopes to better understand what makes the "Ideal City." ArchDaily recently caught up with Winka to discuss the project's foundation and how it works. 

schmidt hammer lassen Wins Competition to Design Ningbo's New Central Library

00:00 - 10 December, 2013
schmidt hammer lassen Wins Competition to Design Ningbo's New Central Library, © schmidt hammer lassen architects
© schmidt hammer lassen architects

schmidt hammer lassen architects has been announced as the winners of a competition to design a large new central library in Ningbo, one of China's oldest cities with a population of seven million. The building will house the library's significant collection of over two million historic and ancient books, and will aim to double the library's daily visitors to around 8000 per day. Situated on the edge of a new ecological wetland area, the proposal will also form a new cultural hub within the city. As the latest in schmidt hammer lassen's long list of libraries (including the Royal Library in Copenhagen) with eight completed and four currently under construction, Ningbo's will be the practice's first in China.

Los Bosques House / MasFernandez Arquitectos

01:00 - 10 December, 2013
Los Bosques House / MasFernandez Arquitectos, © Marcos Mendizabal
© Marcos Mendizabal

© Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal +40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chicureo, Colina, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Project Architect

    Cristóbal Fernández
  • Structures

    Eduardo Valenzuela
  • Project Area

    368.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photography

    Marcos Mendizabal

House V2 / 3LHD

01:00 - 10 December, 2013
House V2 / 3LHD, © Marko Ercegovic
© Marko Ercegovic

© Marko Ercegovic © Marko Ercegovic © Marko Ercegovic © Marko Ercegovic +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lozica, Croatia
  • Proyect Team

    Sasa Begovic, Marko Dabrovic, Tatjana Grozdanic Begovic, Silvije Novak, Romana Ilic, Marin Mikelic, Ivana Dabrovic / Ecoing d.o.o., Kristina Vidic / Ecoing d.o.o.
  • Area

    959.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Technology Building in Leuven / de Jong Gortemaker Algra

01:00 - 10 December, 2013
Technology Building in Leuven / de Jong Gortemaker Algra, © Marcel Van Coile
© Marcel Van Coile

© Toon Grobet © Toon Grobet © Marcel Van Coile © Marcel Van Coile +23

Green Design for the Future: Tsinghua-ECGB Asia Architecture Summit & Exhibition

00:00 - 10 December, 2013
Green Design for the Future: Tsinghua-ECGB Asia Architecture Summit & Exhibition

Tsinghua-ECGB Asia Architecture Summit & Exhibition will be held December 12-13, 2013 at Tsinghua University in Beijing City. Jointly sponsored by School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Tsinghua Holdings Human Settlements Construction (Group) Co., Ltd, Editorial Office of Eco-city and Green Building (ECGB) magazine, the Summit will bring together eight award winning Asian architects to share their design thinking and key projects on creative sustainability. Keynote speakers include Vo Trong Nghia, Principal Architect of Vo Trong Nghia Architects and Shigeru Ban, Founder of Shigeru Ban Architects.

RIBA Replaces the Lubetkin Prize with the New "International Prize"

00:00 - 10 December, 2013
RIBA Replaces the Lubetkin Prize with the New "International Prize", Lubetkin Prize 2013 Winner: Cooled Conservatories, Gardens by the Bay / Courtesy of RIBA. Image © Craig Sheppard
Lubetkin Prize 2013 Winner: Cooled Conservatories, Gardens by the Bay / Courtesy of RIBA. Image © Craig Sheppard

The RIBA has announced that the Lubetkin Prize, awarded annually for the past thirteen years to the architects of the "best new building" outside the European Union, is to be replaced with the new "international prize" in 2015. As a result, there will be no RIBA International Awards or Lubetkin Prize awarded in 2014. According to the RIBA, "the Lubetkin Prize has been a useful platform to highlight the work of RIBA members around the world. We are currently working on creating a prize that has even greater international impact and look forward to announcing more details in the future." The Lubetkin Prize's last recipients were Wilkinson Eyre and Grant Associates for Cooled ConservatoriesGardens by the Bay in Singapore.

Herzog & de Meuron Skyscraper Unveiled for New Canary Wharf Development

01:00 - 10 December, 2013
Herzog & de Meuron Skyscraper Unveiled for New Canary Wharf Development, Herzog & de Meuron's Residential Tower. Image Courtesy of Canary Wharf Group plc
Herzog & de Meuron's Residential Tower. Image Courtesy of Canary Wharf Group plc

London firm Allies and Morrison has submitted planning applications for a 9.23 hectare, mixed-use development east of London’s Canary Wharf. Dubbed “Wood Wharf,” the new neighborhood will include upwards of 3,000 homes, 240,000-square-meters of commercial office space, 100 retail outlets, hospitality and more - all interconnected by a 3.6 hectare network of public space. 

A 56-story, cylindrical skyscraper designed by Herzog & de Meuron will be one of three residential buildings planned for the scheme’s first phase, designed in collaboration with Stanton Williams. Allies and Morrison, who provided the revised masterplan for Canary Wharf Group, will design the first two office blocks targeted at technology-based companies. 

Villa in Děčín / Studio Pha

01:00 - 10 December, 2013
Villa in Děčín / Studio Pha, © Tomáš Dittrich
© Tomáš Dittrich

© Tomáš Dittrich © Tomáš Dittrich © Tomáš Dittrich © Tomáš Dittrich +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Decin, Czech Republic
  • Architect in Charge

    Jan Šesták, Marek Deyl, Filip Tomášek
  • Area

    750.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Library and Entities Hotel / Santamaría Arquitectes

01:00 - 10 December, 2013
Library and Entities Hotel / Santamaría Arquitectes, © Francesc Rubi
© Francesc Rubi

© Francesc Rubi © Francesc Rubi © Francesc Rubi © Francesc Rubi +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avinguda Generalitat, 08270 Navarcles, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Pere Santamaria Garcia
  • Design Team

    Mireia Palomas, Pilar Toll, Gemma Torras
  • Area

    2072.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Daniel Libeskind Designs Apartment Building for Berlin

01:00 - 10 December, 2013
Daniel Libeskind Designs Apartment Building for Berlin, © PX2
© PX2

Studio Daniel Libeskind has released images of his latest project: a 10,000 square meter residential building planned for the center of Berlin. Occupying a half-acre corner site in the neighborhood of Chausseestrasse, “Chausseestrasse 43” will be encased by a metallic-coated ceramic facade shaped to maximize exposure to natural light. 

Light Matters: Glass Beyond Transparency with James Carpenter

01:00 - 10 December, 2013
Light Matters: Glass Beyond Transparency with James Carpenter, 7 World Trade Center. New York, NY 2003-2007. Image © David Sundberg
7 World Trade Center. New York, NY 2003-2007. Image © David Sundberg

In Modernism’s attempt to dissolve spatial boundaries with transparency, the material used - glass - is all too often dematerialised. In contrast, the New York-based designer James Carpenter is interested in multiple readings of glass - beyond transparency. 

As Carpenter explains: “People approach light in relationship to architecture. It is that the light is the means by which the architecture is revealed and the architecture is basically defined by the way the light enters the space. I tend to think actually from the opposite direction where the light itself is what informs the architecture. The architecture is in service of light rather than the other way around.” 

More Light Matters, after the break…

7 World Trade Center. New York, NY 2003-2007. Image © Andreas Keller Dichroic Light Field. Millennium Tower at 160 Columbus Avenue. New York, NY. 1994-1995. Image © JCDA Dichroic Light Field. Millennium Tower at 160 Columbus Avenue. New York, NY. 1994-1995. Image © JCDA Sky Reflector-Net (2013), an integrated artwork, is an artist, architect, engineer collaboration with James Carpenter Design Associates, Grimshaw Architects, and Arup, commissioned by MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design and MTA Capital Construction Company (MTACC). Image © Richard Kress, JCDA +17

Ruca Dwellings / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos

01:00 - 10 December, 2013
Ruca Dwellings / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos, © Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne

Courtesy of Undurraga Devés Arquitectos Courtesy of Undurraga Devés Arquitectos © Guy Wenborne © Pilar Undurraga +20

Writing Studio / Andrew Berman Architect

01:00 - 10 December, 2013
© Michael Moran
© Michael Moran
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bellport, NY, United States
  • Landscape Architect

    Eleanor McPeck Landscape Design
  • Area

    2000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Michael Moran © Michael Moran © Michael Moran © Michael Moran +13

B05 / NL Architects

01:00 - 10 December, 2013
B05 / NL Architects , Courtesy of NL Architects
Courtesy of NL Architects

Courtesy of NL Architects Courtesy of NL Architects Courtesy of NL Architects Courtesy of NL Architects +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Boezemlaan, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architects In Charge

    Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
  • Project Architect

    Sarah Möller
  • Area

    3600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of NL Architects

Corte San Pietro Hotel / Daniela Amoroso

01:00 - 10 December, 2013
Corte San Pietro Hotel / Daniela Amoroso, © PierMario Ruggeri
© PierMario Ruggeri

© PierMario Ruggeri © PierMario Ruggeri © PierMario Ruggeri © PierMario Ruggeri +42

  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Bruno Buozzi, 97, 75100 Matera, Italy
  • Builder

    Sio Ristrutturazioni of Silvio Olivieri
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Consexto Lab / consexto

01:00 - 10 December, 2013
Consexto Lab / consexto, © FG + SG
© FG + SG

© FG + SG © FG + SG © FG + SG © FG + SG +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Client

    Consexto
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Building for 163 Dwellings / ADI Arquitectura

01:00 - 10 December, 2013
Building for 163 Dwellings / ADI Arquitectura, © Mayte Piera
© Mayte Piera

© Mayte Piera © Mayte Piera © Mayte Piera © Mayte Piera +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sagunto, Valencia, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Carlos Escura y Carlos Martín
  • Technical Architect

    Benjamín Caballer
  • Project Manager

    Pablo Moreno
  • Construction

    Ferrovial.
  • Site Manager

    Jesús Díaz
  • Engineering

    César Estañol.Ncc Ingenieros.
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

    Mayte Piera