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Gates Vascular Institute / Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign

00:00 - 1 September, 2013
Gates Vascular Institute / Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Clinical Translational Research Center, 875 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
  • Architects of Record:

    Cannon Design
  • Civil Engineering

    DiDonato Associates
  • Landscape Architecture

    Dean W. Gowen
  • Curtain Wall

    Israel Berger
  • Construction Manager / General Contractor

    Turner Construction
  • Area

    476500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer +32

Extension Of The Fray Pedro Ponce De Leon Special Education School / A3gm Arquitectos

00:00 - 1 September, 2013
Extension Of The Fray Pedro Ponce De Leon Special Education School / A3gm Arquitectos, © Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Calzadas, 6, 09004 Burgos, Burgos, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Jesús Mª Alba Elías, Laura García Juárez, Jesús García Vivar, Smara Gonçalves Diez, Carlos Miranda Barroso
  • Contractors

    Jovilma Construcciones SL
  • Quantity Surveyors

    Ignacio Martínez Fernández, José Manuel Alarcia López
  • Area

    1575.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada +25

Does Prince Charles Abuse His Power Over Architects?

00:00 - 1 September, 2013
Does Prince Charles Abuse His Power Over Architects?, Richard Rogers has been at odds with the Prince before. Image © 2013 Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners LLP
Richard Rogers has been at odds with the Prince before. Image © 2013 Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners LLP

Developers in London are so afraid of encountering opposition from the Prince of Wales that they seek his approval before applying for planning permission - so says Richard Rogers, as revealed by this article in BD. Prince Charles, who is not shy about promoting his traditional tastes, has a sometimes difficult relationship with the architecture community, and Rogers previously accused him of "an abuse of power" when he was ousted from his Chelsea Barracks Project. You can read the full article here.

Rural Studio Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Eight 20K Houses

00:00 - 1 September, 2013
"Joanne's House" by Rural Studio. Image Courtesy of Auburn University Rural Studio
"Joanne's House" by Rural Studio. Image Courtesy of Auburn University Rural Studio

Auburn University's Rural Studio, an undergraduate program that focuses on designing well-built, low-cost housing for the poor across three counties of Alabama, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this 2013-14 academic year. Since 1993, Rural Studio has been recycling, reusing, remaking and using local materials while maintaining the belief that both rich and poor deserve good design. In honor of 20 successful years of helping Alabama's rural poor, Rural Studio will, for the first time, design eight 20K Houses in one year- and they need your help.

WXY + DLand Tapped for Study and Planning of High Line-Inspired Park in Queens

00:00 - 1 September, 2013
WXY + DLand Tapped for Study and Planning of High Line-Inspired Park in Queens, Courtesy of WXY and DLANDSTUDIO
Courtesy of WXY and DLANDSTUDIO

WXY Architecture + Urban Design and dlandstudio architecture & landscape have been commissioned to lead a feasibility study and planning for The QueensWay, a 3.5-mile section of abandoned railway tracks in Queens, New York, that will be converted into a High Line-inspired park and recreational pathways. As we reported earlier this year, the elevated railway line has been inactive since 1962 and, if transformed into a public parkway, has the capablitiy of serving more than 250,000 residents that live alongside it. 

Fabrika Hotel / OK Plan Architects

00:00 - 1 September, 2013
Fabrika Hotel / OK Plan Architects, Courtesy of OK Plan Architects
Courtesy of OK Plan Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Humpolec, Czech Republic
  • Project Team

    Luděk Rýzner, František Čekal, Marcela Susedíková
  • Area

    580.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of OK Plan Architects

Courtesy of OK Plan Architects Courtesy of OK Plan Architects Courtesy of OK Plan Architects Courtesy of OK Plan Architects +18

Museo del Bicentenario / B4FS Arquitectos

00:00 - 1 September, 2013
Museo del Bicentenario / B4FS Arquitectos, Courtesy of B4FS
Courtesy of B4FS
  • Architects

  • Location

    Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Area

    6900.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of B4FS

Courtesy of B4FS Courtesy of B4FS Courtesy of B4FS Courtesy of B4FS +20

AD Classics: The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao / Frank Gehry

01:00 - 1 September, 2013
AD Classics: The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao / Frank Gehry, © Flickr User: RonG8888
© Flickr User: RonG8888

Set on the edge of the Nervión River in Bilbao‭, ‬Spain, the Guggenheim Museum is a fusion of complex‭, ‬swirling forms and captivating materiality that responds to an intricate program and an industrial urban context‭. ‬With over a hundred exhibitions and more than ten million visitors to its recognition‭, ‬Frank Gehry‮’‬s Guggenheim Museum Bilbao not only changed the way that architects and people think about museums, but also boosted Bilbao's economy with its astounding success‭.‭ ‬In fact‭, ‬the phenomenon of a city‮’‬s transformation following the construction of a significant piece of architecture is now referred to as the‭ ‬‮“‬Bilbao Effect‭.‬‮”‬‭ ‬Twenty years on, the Museum continues to challenge assumptions about the connections between art and architecture‭ today.

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'Coverage: Seventy-Five Years of Oculus' Exhibition

00:00 - 1 September, 2013
'Coverage: Seventy-Five Years of Oculus' Exhibition, Courtesy of AIA New York
Courtesy of AIA New York

Taking place at the Center for Architecture September 3-23, AIA New York's 'Coverage: Seventy-Five Years of Oculus' Exhibition celebrates 75 years of Oculus and the 10 years since the 2003 re-launch. The exhibition will include original issues of Oculus from the AIA New York Chapter's archives dating back to 1938, and will trace the publication's history from an AIANY newsletter to the quarterly architectural journal it is today. The opening reception takes place 6:00-8:00pm EST. For more information, please visit here,

Residential St. Josephhof / Mecanoo

01:00 - 1 September, 2013
Residential St. Josephhof / Mecanoo, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sint Josephhof, 6511 Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Area

    8000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters +11

House in Dniepropetrovsk / Yuriy Eroshik + Victoriya Yakusha

01:00 - 31 August, 2013
House in Dniepropetrovsk  / Yuriy Eroshik + Victoriya Yakusha, Courtesy of Yakusha Design
Courtesy of Yakusha Design
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dnipropetrovs'k, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine
  • Design Team

    Yuriy Eroshik, Victoriya Yakusha
  • Interior Design

    Victoriya Yakusha, Diana Kashiya, Yuriy Cugankov
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Yakusha Design

Courtesy of Yakusha Design Courtesy of Yakusha Design Courtesy of Yakusha Design Courtesy of Yakusha Design +30

Stocksund / General Architecture

01:00 - 31 August, 2013
Stocksund / General Architecture, © Mikael Olsson
© Mikael Olsson

© Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson +9

Olive Beach / Wowhaus Architecture Bureau

01:00 - 31 August, 2013
© Ivanov, Karpov, Yogastan
© Ivanov, Karpov, Yogastan

© Ivanov, Karpov, Yogastan © Ivanov, Karpov, Yogastan © Ivanov, Karpov, Yogastan © Ivanov, Karpov, Yogastan +7

Ask Arup: What Are the Best Ways to Use 3ds Max in Visualizations?

00:00 - 31 August, 2013
Ask Arup: What Are the Best Ways to Use 3ds Max in Visualizations?, Courtesy of Arup Connect
Courtesy of Arup Connect

This article originally appeared on Arup Connect as "Ask Arup: Visualization Edition."

For our latest round of Ask ArupArchDaily reader Biserat Yesflgn requested tips for visualization software 3ds Max (formerly known as 3D Studio Max). We spoke to New York-based Arup visualization specialist Anthony Cortez to find out how he uses the program, what skills prospective visualization artists need, and how the field is evolving.

Xiang River Tower / RRC STUDIO

01:00 - 31 August, 2013
Xiang River Tower / RRC STUDIO, © RRC STUDIO
© RRC STUDIO

Milan-based RRC Studio's latest undertaking, the Xiang River Tower, will be an office and residential project in Changsha, a city under heavy development in China. Located near the Xiang river in a prime area of the city’s downtown, the tower will dominate the city's horizon and bear a strong presence on the skyline. 

Read on for the architects' description...

Criticizing Gentrification: The Ultimate Hypocrisy?

00:00 - 31 August, 2013
Criticizing Gentrification: The Ultimate Hypocrisy?, Image via Flickr. Image © Abbey Hambright
Image via Flickr. Image © Abbey Hambright

This article in the Atlantic Cities summarizes the work of John Joe Schlichtman, an urbanist who has set out to analyze the "elephant sitting in the academic corner" when it comes to contemporary urban theory: that many (middle-class) urbanists who criticize gentrification are themselves some of the worst culprits. Schlichtman wants to encourage urbanists "to locate themselves within their own literature" - you can read the full article here.

Winners Announced for 2013 Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design

00:00 - 31 August, 2013
Winners Announced for 2013 Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design, Northeastern Urban Integration Project in Medellín, Colombia, Courtesy of Harvard GSD
Northeastern Urban Integration Project in Medellín, Colombia, Courtesy of Harvard GSD

The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) has announced the 11th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design award winners: Eduardo Souto de Moura’s Metro do Porto in Porto, Portugal, and the Northeastern Urban Integration Project in Medellín, Colombia. 

When commenting on the significance of the two prize-winning projects, jury member Micahel Sorkin stated: "If there are lessons to be drawn for urban design from Medellín and Porto, I think the broader lesson has to do with the disruption of the segregation of the disciplines in the design field. Historically we have understood that Landscape Architecture sits in one place, Architecture in another, and Urban Design and Planning [in another, with all three disciplines] in constant conflict about their territorial rights. One of the things that is revolutionary about the Medellín project is that distinguishing among the disciplines is no longer possible."

More about the prize-winning projects, courtesy of the GSD:

Red Hill Rise Proposal / Maxwan + MS architekti

01:00 - 31 August, 2013
Red Hill Rise Proposal / Maxwan + MS architekti, Courtesy of Maxwan
Courtesy of Maxwan

The Maxwan, in collaboration with MS architektidesigned Red Hill Rise proposal is a mixed use building on top of a metro station, which includes offices and retail located along a major spine road connecting the airport and historical city center of Prague. They came up with the idea of ‘breaking-up’ the building volume and inserting landscape and public space in between. More images and architects’ description after the break.