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Stereoscopic House / Pencil Office

00:00 - 3 October, 2013
Stereoscopic House / Pencil Office, Courtesy of Pencil Office
Courtesy of Pencil Office
  • Design

  • Location

    Sentosa Island, Singapore
  • Design Firm

    Pencil Office
  • Lead Design Consultant

    Erik G. L’ Heureux AIA, LEED AP BD+C
  • Architect of Record

    HK HIA & Associates
  • Area

    708.8 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Pencil Office

Courtesy of Pencil Office Courtesy of Pencil Office Courtesy of Pencil Office Courtesy of Pencil Office +8

Pony Pediatric Dental Clinic / Masahiro Kinoshita - KINO Architects + KAMITOPEN

01:00 - 3 October, 2013
Pony Pediatric Dental Clinic / Masahiro Kinoshita - KINO Architects + KAMITOPEN, © Keisuke Miyamoto
© Keisuke Miyamoto

© Keisuke Miyamoto © Keisuke Miyamoto © Keisuke Miyamoto © Keisuke Miyamoto +22

Pavilion Jean Baptiste Clément / Olivier Werner Architecte

01:00 - 3 October, 2013
Pavilion Jean Baptiste Clément / Olivier Werner Architecte, © Franz Bourgeois
© Franz Bourgeois

© Franz Bourgeois © Franz Bourgeois © Franz Bourgeois © Franz Bourgeois +16

Deyang School for Deaf & Intellectually Disabled Children / China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute Corp. Ltd

01:00 - 3 October, 2013
Deyang School for Deaf & Intellectually Disabled Children  / China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute Corp. Ltd, © Liu Yi
© Liu Yi

© Liu Yi © Liu Yi © Liu Yi © Liu Yi +18

Illy / A31 ARCHITECTURE

01:00 - 3 October, 2013
Illy / A31 ARCHITECTURE, © Yiannis Hadjiaslanis
© Yiannis Hadjiaslanis
  • Architects

  • Location

    Paiania, Greece
  • Architect in Charge

    Praxitelis Kondylis
  • Design Team

    Praxitelis Kondylis, arch, Panagiotis Karras, eng, Chara Lasithiotaki, arch, iRo Papadopoulou, arch.
  • Structural Design

    Joanna Seraskeri
  • Mechanical Engineering

    Argiris Kayanas
  • Construction

    J. SERASKERI CONSTRUCTIONS
  • Area

    12000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Yiannis Hadjiaslanis © Yiannis Hadjiaslanis © Yiannis Hadjiaslanis © Yiannis Hadjiaslanis +21

Adaptive Architecture ACADIA 2013

00:00 - 3 October, 2013
Adaptive Architecture ACADIA 2013

ADAPTIVE ARCHITECTURE ACADIA 2013 will present world-leading research in contemporary architectural design. ACADIA 2013 is the 36th annual conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture, presented at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Oct. 24-26 with workshops running Oct. 19-23 and 27. The event includes presentations by international researchers, a series of exhibitions, a suite of publications and specialized workshops on advanced design methods, fabrication and simulation.

London Calling: How to Solve the Housing Crisis

09:30 - 2 October, 2013
London Calling: How to Solve the Housing Crisis, Nakagin Capsule Tower / Kisho Kurokawa. Image Courtesy of arcspace
Nakagin Capsule Tower / Kisho Kurokawa. Image Courtesy of arcspace

In recent weeks both the national papers and the London Evening Standard have been reporting dramatic increases in the price of houses in the capital. Up 8% in a year they say. This isn’t great. Rents are also rising sharply. Soon, many, particularly young, Londoners will be trapped, unable to rent or buy.  No doubt this is increasingly the case in many big cities. But England is still arguably in a recession, the worst for nearly a century. 

In an attempt to find affordable homes people move further away from their work, especially those on low wages, and spend too much of their salary and their time commuting. The cost of housing affects what we eat, whether we exercise and how much spare time we have. It affects our quality of life.

So, this is not about business or property. It’s more important. This is about home. Home is a refuge. It’s our emotional harbour. In fact it is a human right. As the UN Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights states: it is 'the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living for himself and his family, including adequate ... housing'. 

Can architects help? Yes. As architects, we need to ask what home actually is, and, how it fits into the city. Indeed, the answer is as much anthropological as it is architectural, as it lies in re-thinking the house itself, in creating - not housing - but homes.

Critical Round-Up: Stirling Prize 2013

00:00 - 2 October, 2013
Astley Castle / Witherford Watson Mann. Image © Helene Binet, courtesy RIBA
Astley Castle / Witherford Watson Mann. Image © Helene Binet, courtesy RIBA

Following the news that the 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize was been won by Witherford Watson Mann for Astley Castle at a ceremony in London last week, the critical response to the project has been extremely positive. Joseph Rykwert (who recently won the RIBA Gold Medal) said that "Witherford Watson Mann have been gentle surgeons, saving the essential, eliminating the incidental". Check out the critical responses from The Financial Times' Edwin Heathcote, The Guardian's Oliver Wainwright, Building Design's Ellis Woodman, and the Architects' Journal's Rory Olcayto after the break...

Koya No Sumika / mA-style Architects

01:00 - 2 October, 2013
Koya No Sumika / mA-style Architects, © Kai Nakamura
© Kai Nakamura
  • Architects

  • Location

    Yaizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Atsushi Kawamoto, Mayumi Kawamoto
  • Area

    778.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura +18

Raval Hideout / Eva Cotman

00:00 - 2 October, 2013
© Eva Cotman & María Ceballos
© Eva Cotman & María Ceballos
  • Architect

  • Location

    Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Constructor

    Dolmen Reformes
  • Area

    40.0 sqm
  • Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Eva Cotman & María Ceballos

© Eva Cotman & María Ceballos © Eva Cotman & María Ceballos © Eva Cotman & María Ceballos © Eva Cotman & María Ceballos +12

Philip Johnson's Crystal Cathedral Born Again

00:00 - 2 October, 2013
Philip Johnson's Crystal Cathedral Born Again, © Flickr CC User Amir Nejad
© Flickr CC User Amir Nejad

Johnson Fain and Rios Clementi Hale Studios have been selected to transform Philip Johnson's 1981 Crystal Cathedral, originally a Protestant mega-church, to make it more in keeping with its new, Catholic identity. 

The Cathedral, which had filed for bankruptcy in October 2010, was bought in early 2012 by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. Earlier this month, the architects were chosen for the renovation: Johnson Fain will focus on the interior, while Rios Clementi Hale Studios will oversee the masterplan of its 34-acre campus.

Moving Schools / Building Trust + Ironwood

01:00 - 2 October, 2013
Courtesy of Building Trust International
Courtesy of Building Trust International

Courtesy of Building Trust International Courtesy of Building Trust International Courtesy of Building Trust International Courtesy of Building Trust International +15

Jacques de Vaucanson High School / Colboc Franzen & Associés

01:00 - 2 October, 2013
Jacques de Vaucanson High School  / Colboc Franzen & Associés, © Cecile Septet
© Cecile Septet
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lycée Vaucanson, 1 Rue Védrines, 37100 Tours, France
  • Design Team

    Benjamin Colboc, Manuela Franzen, Arnaud Sachet
  • Project Manager

    Floriane Bataillard
  • Client

    Centre Regional Council
  • Structure

  • Fluids and green building

    INEX
  • Economy

    Bureau Michel Forgue
  • Catering

    Arwytec
  • Acoustic

    Jean-Paul Lamoureux
  • Area

    1950.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Cecile Septet © Cecile Septet © Cecile Septet © Cecile Septet +27

The Serpentine Sackler Gallery / Zaha Hadid Architects

00:00 - 2 October, 2013
The Serpentine Sackler Gallery / Zaha Hadid Architects, © Luke Hayes
© Luke Hayes
  • Architects

  • Location

    29 Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2AS, UK
  • Design

    Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Director

    Charles Walker
  • Project Team

    Ceyhun Baskin, Torsten Broeder, David Campos, Suryansh Chandra, Inanc Eray, Matthew Hardcastle, Dillon Lin, Elke Presser, Marina Duran Sancho, Timothy Schreiber, Jianghai Shen, Marcela Spadaro, Anat Stern, Laymon Thaung, Claudia Wulf
  • Area

    1566.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Luke Hayes © Luke Hayes © Luke Hayes © Luke Hayes +25

Badeschiff / Wilk-Salinas Architekten

00:00 - 2 October, 2013
Badeschiff / Wilk-Salinas Architekten, © Kulturarena Veranstaltungs
© Kulturarena Veranstaltungs
  • Architects

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Thomas Freiwald
  • Associates

    Catharine von Eitzen, Ann-Kristin Hase, Fabian Lippert, Nora Müller
  • Building Owner

    Kulturarena Veranstaltungs
  • Enclosure+ Bridge

    IB Leipold, Andreas Leipold
  • Statics Of Ship

    HHW+Partner, Wolfgang Wienecke
  • Area

    740.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

    Kulturarena Veranstaltungs, Torsten Seidel, Courtesy of Wilk-Salinas Architekten

© Torsten Seidel © Kulturarena Veranstaltungs © Torsten Seidel © Kulturarena Veranstaltungs +16

Elderly Healthcare Building / Brullet Pineda Arquitectes

00:00 - 2 October, 2013
Courtesy of Pinearq
Courtesy of Pinearq
  • Architects

  • Location

    Salt, Girona, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Brullet Pineda Arquitectes, Manuel Brullet i Tenas, Albert de Pineda i Alvarez
  • Area

    12413.0 sqm
  • Year

    2009
  • Photography

    Cortesia de Pinearq

Courtesy of Pinearq Courtesy of Pinearq Courtesy of Pinearq Courtesy of Pinearq +12

Tirat Carmel Library / Schwartz Besnosoff Architects

01:00 - 2 October, 2013
Tirat Carmel Library / Schwartz Besnosoff Architects, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tirat Carmel, Israel
  • Architect in Charge

    Gaby Schwartz
  • Project Team

    Gilad Altman, Avi Rotal, Noa Hefetz, Roy Talmon
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +32

Asnières-sur-Seine School Gymnasium / Ateliers O-S architectes

00:00 - 2 October, 2013
Asnières-sur-Seine School Gymnasium / Ateliers O-S architectes , © Cecile Septet
© Cecile Septet
  • Architects

  • Location

    3 Rue Pierre Curie, 92600 Asnières-sur-Seine, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Vincent Baur, Guillaume Colboc, Gaël Le Nouëne
  • Project Team

    Vincent Baur, Guillaume Colboc, Gaël Le Nouëne, Aurélie Louesdon, Elise Moreau
  • Consultant

    Bethac (Fluids), Mdetc (Economy), EVP (Structure),Ateliers Paysages et Lumière (Landscape)
  • Contractor

    Nord France construction
  • Area

    1001.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Cecile Septet © Cecile Septet © Cecile Septet © Cecile Septet +16