Studio Gang to Design New Residence Hall and Dining Commons for UChicago

00:00 - 23 July, 2013
Studio Gang to Design New Residence Hall and Dining Commons for UChicago, © Studio Gang Architects
© Studio Gang Architects

Studio Gang Architects will design a new residence hall and dining commons for the University of Chicago, officials announced today. Expected to open in 2016, the new facility will stand at the corner of 55th Street and University Ave and will act as a gateway connecting the Hyde Park community to the rest of the University.  Jeanne Gang’s studio was chosen out of dozens of entries, in a process that called upon the input of faculty, staff, students, as well as community and University stakeholders.

Acrobatic Arts Center / DX Arquitectos

01:00 - 23 July, 2013
Acrobatic Arts Center / DX Arquitectos, © Pablo Blanco Barros
© Pablo Blanco Barros

© Pablo Blanco Barros © Pablo Blanco Barros © Pablo Blanco Barros Courtesy of DX Arquitectos +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    La Reina, La Reina, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Design Team

    Juan Luzoro, Roberto Mercado, Diego Pitters, Federico Novoa, Sergio Hidalgo, Claudio Aguila
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

    Pablo Blanco Barros, Cortesía de DX Arquitectos

2C Houses / Vaíllo - Irigaray + Eguinoa

01:00 - 23 July, 2013
2C Houses / Vaíllo - Irigaray + Eguinoa, © José Manuel Cutillas
© José Manuel Cutillas

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North Carolina A&T State University / The Freelon Group Architects

01:00 - 23 July, 2013
North Carolina A&T State University / The Freelon Group Architects, © Mark Herboth
© Mark Herboth
  • Architects

  • Location

    1601 East Market Street, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC 27411, USA
  • General Contractor

    D.H. Griffin
  • Structural Engineer

    Stewart Engineering
  • MEP Engineer

    Harrell, Saltrick & Hopper
  • Landscape Architect

    Lappas + Havener
  • Civil Engineer

    Stewart Engineering / Timmons Group
  • Lighting Design

    Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design, Inc
  • Area

    88000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Mark Herboth © Mark Herboth © Mark Herboth © Mark Herboth +12

Elysium Playground / Cox Rayner Architects

01:00 - 23 July, 2013
Elysium Playground / Cox Rayner Architects, © Christopher Frederick Jones
© Christopher Frederick Jones

© Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick Jones +13

Boyeruca Fishermen’s Service Building / SGGB Arquitectos

01:00 - 22 July, 2013
© Nicolás Arancibia
© Nicolás Arancibia

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Museum of Bavarian History Competition Entry / Irlenbusch von Hantelmann Architekten

01:00 - 22 July, 2013
Museum of Bavarian History Competition Entry / Irlenbusch von Hantelmann Architekten, Courtesy of Irlenbusch von Hantelmann Architekten
Courtesy of Irlenbusch von Hantelmann Architekten

Designed by Irlenbusch von Hantelmann Architekten, their proposal for the Museum of Bavarian History in Regensburg accentuates its significance through its single urban block concept. The aim of the urban layout is a sensitive implementation of the new building in the world heritage surrounding, without disregarding the importance of the museum. Therefore the historical layout with its unique alleys is continued with the new setting. More images and architects' description after the break.

Three Projects Shortlisted for 2013 RIBA Lubetkin Prize

01:00 - 22 July, 2013
Three Projects Shortlisted for 2013 RIBA Lubetkin Prize

The RIBA has announced three projects—two located in Asia and one in the United States—for the shortlist of the RIBA’s Lubetkin Prize. Named for Berthold Lubetkin, a Georgian-born architect, the prize celebrates the work of RIBA members building outside of the UK. Zaha Hadid’s Galaxy Soho, Grimshaw’s Via Verde and Wilkinson Eyre’s Cooled Conservatories will face off for the honor; the winner of this year’s Lubetkin Prize will be announced (along with the winner of the prestigious Stirling Prize) on September 26th in London.

Angela Brady, RIBA President, said:

"The 2013 RIBA Lubetkin Prize shortlist features three exceptionally innovative projects that meet three very different urban challenges. From the blueprint for New York affordable housing and the creation of an impressive new shopping district in central Beijing to Singapore’s new sustainable gardens, these are all extremely clever solutions. These cutting-edge schemes show the leading role that architects play in delivering visionary new thinking about urban issues, and illustrate why UK creative talent has such recognition around the world."

More on the shortlisted projects after the break…

Skaters Rights to Southbank Will Be Preserved

00:00 - 22 July, 2013
Skaters Rights to Southbank Will Be Preserved, © joannapoe via Flickr
© joannapoe via Flickr

In the latest twist in an ongoing saga, the skateboarders campaigning to save the undercroft of the Southbank Centre have succeeded in a bid to list the space as an Asset of Community Value under the Localism Act, as reported by Architects' Journal. The listing means that any planning decision would have to take the loss to the skating community into account. Read the full article here.

First Peoples House / Formline Architecture + Urbanism

01:00 - 22 July, 2013
© Nick Lehoux
© Nick Lehoux

© Nick Lehoux © Nick Lehoux © Nick Lehoux © Nick Lehoux +10

Altos de San Antonio Clubhouse / Dutari Viale Arquitectos

00:00 - 22 July, 2013
© DV-Dutari-Viale Arquitectos
© DV-Dutari-Viale Arquitectos

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Defining Gensler's Secret to Success

00:00 - 22 July, 2013
Defining Gensler's Secret to Success, When completed, the Shanghai Tower, in Pudong, will feature an  array of innovative engineering and energy-saving systems. Courtesy of Gensler, via Metropolis Magazine.
When completed, the Shanghai Tower, in Pudong, will feature an array of innovative engineering and energy-saving systems. Courtesy of Gensler, via Metropolis Magazine.

When the $1.9-billion project is completed next year, the 2,073-foot Shanghai Tower will become the world’s second-tallest building. The state-of-the-art, spiraling form, which is engineered to help it withstand typhoons, pays tribute to the city’s dynamic rise as a leading commercial center. 

The super-tower also symbolizes the ascension—and resilience—of the firm that designed it. With 3,500 employees, Gensler operates 43 offices in 14 countries. Last year, the company worked on some 6,700 projects for about 2,200 different clients, reporting a record-breaking $751 million in revenue. This year, the company projects its revenues will be closer to $800 million—astounding figures considering the industry is emerging from one of worst economies since the Great Depression. “It’s been a serious downturn and a slow recovery,” says Kermit Baker, chief economist of the AIA. “From 2008 to 2011, architecture firms’ gross firm billings dropped 41 percent. Now, most firms are inching back, but very slowly.”

In a landscape still riddled with fallout, Gensler has managed to weather the recent economic storms. After cutting about 30 percent of its workforce in a nine-month period between 2008 and early 2009, the firm has rapidly rebuilt and now employs more staff and generates more revenue than ever before. Many in the industry today are scratching their heads: What’s Gensler’s secret? 

Koç Contemporary Art Museum Winning Proposal / Grimshaw

01:00 - 22 July, 2013
Koç Contemporary Art Museum Winning Proposal / Grimshaw, Courtesy of Grimshaw Architects
Courtesy of Grimshaw Architects

Grimshaw just announced that they have been selected by the Vehbi Koç Foundation to design Koç Contemporary, a new contemporary art museum in Istanbul. Due to open to the public in 2016, the new project has been conceived to fulfill the Foundation’s vision of showcasing the growing Koç collection to the broadest possible audience and to place these works in a national, regional and international context of contemporary artists. More images and architects' description after the break.

White Colony / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates

01:00 - 22 July, 2013
White Colony / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates, © Koji Sakai
© Koji Sakai

© Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai +18

Farmers Fishers Bakers / rizForm

01:00 - 22 July, 2013
© Eric Laignel
© Eric Laignel
  • Architects

  • Location

    3000 K Street Northwest, Washington, D.C., DC 20007, USA
  • Project Team

    Griz Dwight, Brooke Loewen, Michelle Bove
  • Engineering

    CFR Engineering
  • Area

    9662.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel +31

Via Wines Tasting Room / Claro Arquitectos

00:00 - 22 July, 2013
Courtesy Claro Arquitectos
Courtesy Claro Arquitectos
  • Architects

    Claro Arquitectos / Samuel Claro
  • Location

    Panamericana Sur, VII Región, Chile
  • Area

    180.0 m2
  • Year

    2009

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Carved Duplex / SPACECUTTER

01:00 - 22 July, 2013
© Michael Vahrenwald
© Michael Vahrenwald
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Alex Gil
  • Area

    2300.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Michael Vahrenwald © Michael Vahrenwald © Michael Vahrenwald © Michael Vahrenwald +13

0710 Duplex PZG / n232 Arquitectura

01:00 - 22 July, 2013
Courtesy of n232 Arquitectura
Courtesy of n232 Arquitectura
  • Architects

  • Location

    Arnedo, La Rioja, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Victor Garcia, Martin Sáez
  • Engineer

    Riojaproject
  • Area

    159.56 sqm
  • Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Cortesia de n232 Arquitectura

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