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ARENYS / Josep Miàs

01:00 - 31 October, 2013
ARENYS / Josep Miàs, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
  • Architects

  • Location

    Arenys de Munt, Barcelona, Spain
  • Collaborators

    Adriana Porta, Silvia Brandi, Carles Bou (technical advisor), Fausto Raposo, Daniel Montes, Nuno Marques, Sebastián de Iruarrizaga, Alfonso Abé, Christian Giovanetti, Giovanni Galdieri, Gabriele Mura, Laura Pomesano, Federico Licini, Marc Subirana, Xavier Bas
  • Consultors

    Structures (BOMA, Anabel Lázaro), engineering (PROISOTEC, Josep Masachs)
  • Area

    1720.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +11

Ten Firms Shortlisted to Renovate Mies' MLK Jr. Memorial Library in D.C.

00:00 - 31 October, 2013
Ten Firms Shortlisted to Renovate Mies' MLK Jr. Memorial Library in D.C., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library / Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Image © Flickr user Elvert Barnes
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library / Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Image © Flickr user Elvert Barnes

In August, we reported a Request for Qualifications for the renovation of Mies van der Rohe's Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Memorial Library in Washington D.C. - Mies' only library and the only building in D.C. A few days ago, the District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) narrowed down the list of potential firms from 26 to 10 and revealed that it was looking for community input on the library's future spaces and services.

The ten firms that made the cut are:

BIG’s Beach + Howe Tower Wins Approval in Vancouver

00:00 - 31 October, 2013
BIG’s Beach + Howe Tower Wins Approval in Vancouver , © Luxigon
© Luxigon

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)’s 700,000 square foot Beach + Howe development has been approved by the Vancouver City Council. Though concerns still remain regarding the height of the 52-story tower - which is intended to become the city’s fourth tallest building - an overwhelming majority of the council and public seems to be enthusiastic about the project. 

“It meets the test at every respect — gorgeous architecture, turning a dead space into a vibrant public space with animation and job space. The housing is diverse and much needed... People have used the word iconic - I think it’s remarkable design to combine so many elements on a tough site,” stated Mayor Gregor Robertson before the vote. “It’s an extraordinary project that deserves strong council support.”

Rolls / Sinato

01:00 - 31 October, 2013
Rolls / Sinato, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano
  • Architects

  • Location

    Japan, 〒107-0062 Tokyo, Minato, Minamiaoyama, 4 Chome2−4 シャトー青山第3
  • Architect in Charge

    Chikara Ohno
  • Area

    9354.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +15

SENSO Convention Center / MINAX

01:00 - 31 October, 2013
SENSO Convention Center / MINAX, © Lu Zhigang
© Lu Zhigang
  • Architects

  • Location

    Binhu, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China
  • Design Team

    Lu Zhigang, Li Ruiyin, Li Jun
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Lu Zhigang © Lu Zhigang © Lu Zhigang © Lu Zhigang +24

PGE GiEk Concern Headquarters / FAAB Architektura Adam Białobrzeski | Adam Figurski

01:00 - 31 October, 2013
PGE GiEk Concern Headquarters / FAAB Architektura Adam Białobrzeski | Adam Figurski, © Bartłomiej Senkowski
© Bartłomiej Senkowski

© Bartłomiej Senkowski © Bartłomiej Senkowski © Bartłomiej Senkowski © Bartłomiej Senkowski +29

Why Do Bad Guys Always Get The Best Houses?

00:00 - 31 October, 2013
Why Do Bad Guys Always Get The Best Houses?, The Sheats Goldstein Residence by John Lautner. Image © Jeff Green
The Sheats Goldstein Residence by John Lautner. Image © Jeff Green

In this interesting article for the Financial Times, Edwin Heathcote dissects two Hollywood homes that are infamous as the homes of slick movie bad guys. The Lovell Health House designed by Richard Neutra appeared in LA Confidential as the home of pornographer and pimp Pierce Patchett; the Sheats Goldstein Residence appeared in The Big Lebowski - again as the home of a pornographer - and was designed by none other than "Hollywood's favourite architect" John Lautner. Heathcote probes the two architects' design influences and ideas, and of course offers an explanation as to why ""bad guys always seem to get the best houses". You can read the full article here.

Exhibition: Lebbeus Woods, Architect

00:00 - 31 October, 2013
Exhibition: Lebbeus Woods, Architect, Lebbeus Woods, San Francisco Project: Inhabiting the Quake, Quake City, 1995; graphite and pastel on paper; 14 1/2 in. x 23 in. x 3/4 in. (36.83 cm x 58.42 cm x 1.91 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; © Estate of Lebbeus Woods
Lebbeus Woods, San Francisco Project: Inhabiting the Quake, Quake City, 1995; graphite and pastel on paper; 14 1/2 in. x 23 in. x 3/4 in. (36.83 cm x 58.42 cm x 1.91 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; © Estate of Lebbeus Woods

From November 22 through March 2, 2014, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University presents Lebbeus Woods, Architect, bringing together over 100 works from the past 35 years by one of the most influential architects working in the field. Recognized beyond architecture, Lebbeus Woods (1940–2012), who was born in Lansing, Michigan, has been hailed by leading designers, filmmakers, writers, and artists alike as a significant voice in recent decades. Notably, Zaha Hadid, architect of the Broad’s newly inaugurated building, cities Woods as a key influence.

Mark Magazine #46

01:00 - 31 October, 2013
Mark Magazine #46

We recently received the latest issue of Mark Magazine.  This issue’s main theme is “Into the Wild, Breaking new ground in Pioneertown”. In this edition you can find in depth previously featured projects by AD, like Torus by Norisada Maeda,  The Umeå Art Museum or the work of Australian practice, Lyons. Full info after the break.

Top 10 Apps for Architects

01:00 - 31 October, 2013
Top 10 Apps for Architects

Following our readers poll last year, here's an updated list of what we think are the best ten apps for architects. From condensed versions of large scale programmes architects and designers use every day, to blank canvases to scratch ideas down onto, you might just find an app that could improve the way you work. 

10 Ossmann Street / Wasserfall Munting Architects

01:00 - 31 October, 2013
10 Ossmann Street / Wasserfall Munting Architects, © Studio One & Markus Weiss
© Studio One & Markus Weiss

© Studio One & Markus Weiss © Studio One & Markus Weiss © Studio One & Markus Weiss © Studio One & Markus Weiss +25

Consultorio Medico en la Envia / Castillo Miras Arquitectos + Miguel Barahona

01:00 - 31 October, 2013
Consultorio Medico en la Envia / Castillo Miras Arquitectos + Miguel Barahona, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 
  • Architects

  • Location

    A-391, Vícar, Almería, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Luis Castillo, Miguel Barahona
  • Director

    Luis Castillo
  • Structure

    Satec Ingenieros s.l.
  • Services Engineer

    Estingal
  • Developers

    Ayuntamiento de Vícar, Consejería de Salud, Junta de Andalucía.
  • Contractor

    JarquilAndalucia S.A
  • Area

    295.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +16

Nott Street / Plus Architecture

01:00 - 31 October, 2013
Nott Street / Plus Architecture, © Dianna Snape
© Dianna Snape

© Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape +9

House in Ishikiri / Tato Architects

01:00 - 31 October, 2013
House in Ishikiri / Tato Architects, © Shinkenchiku Sha
© Shinkenchiku Sha
  • Architects

  • Location

    Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Yo shimada
  • Garden Designer

    Coca-z(Tatsuya kokaji)
  • Structure Engineer

    S3 Associates Inc.(Ichiro Hashimoto)
  • Textile Designer

    Akane Moriyama
  • Area

    233.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Shinkenchiku Sha © Shinkenchiku Sha © Shinkenchiku Sha © Shinkenchiku Sha +32

Health and Human Sciences / Clark Nexsen

01:00 - 31 October, 2013
Health and Human Sciences / Clark Nexsen, © Mark Herboth
© Mark Herboth
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cullowhee, NC, United States
  • Principal in Charge

    Chad Roberson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
  • Senior Project Architect

    Sara Melanson, AIA, LEED AP
  • Project Architect

    Joel Helms, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
  • Designers

    Peyton Evert, LEED AP; Peyton Shumate, LEED AP BD+C; Mary Brehler, LEED AP
  • Client

    Western Carolina University
  • Contractor

    Vannoy Construction
  • Civil Engineer

    Mulkey, Inc.
  • Structural Engineer

    Kloesel Engineering, P.A.
  • MEP Engineer/Fire Protection

    Stanford White
  • Audio Visual/Security

    The Sextant Group, Inc.
  • Area

    160000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Mark Herboth © Mark Herboth © Mark Herboth © Mark Herboth +16

New Tel Aviv High-Rise By Richard Meier Nears Completion

14:00 - 30 October, 2013
New Tel Aviv High-Rise By Richard Meier Nears Completion, © Richard Meier
© Richard Meier

Pritzker Laureate Richard Meier’s iconic new residential tower in the heart of Tel Aviv is nearing completion. Located in Rothschild Boulevard, the city’s bustling high-end commercial, cultural and financial district, it is no surprise that over 70% of the 42-story luxury tower has already been sold.

More on the tower, and its potentially controversial context, after the break...

Could an Architecture Peace Corps Be the Answer to Student Debt?

09:30 - 30 October, 2013
The WPA completed some of the US' most famous structures. Would a similar program today make sense for recently-graduated architecture students?. Image © Wikimedia Commons
The WPA completed some of the US' most famous structures. Would a similar program today make sense for recently-graduated architecture students?. Image © Wikimedia Commons

Graduating architecture students are welcomed to the professional world with few job opportunities, lots of competition, and, for many, shockingly high student debt. Barring winning the lottery, there's nothing for it but to work the decades it takes to pay them off. But what if there was another way? Shervan Sebastian, of AIArchitect, explores a new possibility for student debt relief designed specifically for architects in "Proposal Combines Student Debt Relief with Community Design Support," reprinted here. Read on to see how you could one day pay off your student debt and help your community at the same time. 

Public service loan assistance programs have for decades been a driving force in attracting talent to some of America’s neediest and underserved regions and sectors of the economy. Programs as varied as AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps as well as the medical, legal, and dental professions have all employed these incentives to provide communities with talented, civically engaged professionals, while offering one of the most coveted forms of support for financially burdened graduates: student loan assistance.

What might a national design service corps look like for the architecture profession? The AIA is proposing legislation that offers architecture school graduates loan re-payment assistance opportunities similar to those offered to graduates of other professions who contribute their services to their communities. The National Design Services Act (NDSA) provides student loan assistance for architects who work at community design centers by securing grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to reduce loan balances of participating students. 

La Corte Verde di Corso Como / Cino Zucchi Architetti

01:00 - 30 October, 2013
La Corte Verde di Corso Como / Cino Zucchi Architetti, Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti
Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Francesco Viganò, 28, 20124 Milan, Italy
  • Area

    4019.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti

Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti +14