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Outdoor Room / MODU

01:00 - 28 November, 2013
Outdoor Room / MODU, © Matthew Niederhauser
© Matthew Niederhauser

© Matthew Niederhauser © Matthew Niederhauser © Matthew Niederhauser © Matthew Niederhauser +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Collaborators

    Ho-Yan Cheung, Arup
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre / KPMB Architects

01:00 - 28 November, 2013
© Doublespace Photography
© Doublespace Photography

© James Brittain © James Brittain © James Brittain © James Brittain +20

Stampf Swimming Facility / Michael Meier Marius Hug Architekten

01:00 - 28 November, 2013
Stampf Swimming Facility / Michael Meier Marius Hug Architekten, © Roman Keller
© Roman Keller

© Roman Keller © Roman Keller © Roman Keller © Roman Keller +16

Critical Round-Up: Tate Britain Renovation, Caruso St. John

00:00 - 28 November, 2013
 Lower level rotunda, Tate Britain - Courtesy Caruso St. John and Tate. Image © Helene Binet
Lower level rotunda, Tate Britain - Courtesy Caruso St. John and Tate. Image © Helene Binet

London's Tate Britain, a partner gallery to the Tate Modern (who recently appointed Herzog & de Meuron to design a new extension), recently unveiled Caruso St. John's transformation of the oldest part of the iconic Grade II* listed Millbank building. The £45 million project to restore, renovate and reinterpret one of the UK's most important galleries has been met with a largely positive critical response; read the conclusions of The Financial Times’ Edwin Heathcote, The Guardian’s Oliver Wainwright,  The Independent's Jay Merrick, the RIBA Journal's Hugh Pearman, and the Architects’ Journal’s Rory Olcayto, after the break…

Natural Resources Defence Council Office / Studio Gang

01:00 - 28 November, 2013
Natural Resources Defence Council Office / Studio Gang, © Steve Hall | Hedrich Blessing
© Steve Hall | Hedrich Blessing

© Steve Hall | Hedrich Blessing © Steve Hall | Hedrich Blessing © Steve Hall | Hedrich Blessing © Steve Hall | Hedrich Blessing +12

Anne-Marie Edward Science Building at John Abbott College / Saucier + Perrotte architectes

01:00 - 28 November, 2013
Anne-Marie Edward Science Building at John Abbott College / Saucier + Perrotte architectes, © Marc Cramer
© Marc Cramer

© Marc Cramer Courtesy of Olivier Blouin © Marc Cramer © Marc Cramer +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    John Abbott College, 21275 Lakeshore Road, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3L9, Canada
  • Lead Design Architect

    Gilles Saucier
  • Principal in Charge

    Andre Perrotte
  • Project Architect

    Trevor Davies
  • Project Team

    Dominique Dumais, Vedanta Balbahadur, Yutaro Minagawa, Olivier Krieger, Marie-Eve Primeau, Patrice Begin, Guillaume Sasseville, Christiane Reuter
  • Area

    10400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Marc Cramer, Courtesy of Olivier Blouin

Het Bushok / Borren Staalenhoef Architecten

01:00 - 27 November, 2013
© Pieter Kers
© Pieter Kers
  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    K.J. Borren, A.J. Staalenhoef
  • Client

    Claartje Borren
  • Area

    48.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Pieter Kers © Pieter Kers © Pieter Kers © Pieter Kers +13

Call for Proposals: A Landmark for Santiago

00:00 - 27 November, 2013
Call for Proposals: A Landmark for Santiago

To commemorate its Bicentennial, the Chilean government has launched an initiative called "Bicentennial Legacy" to regenerate, revitalize, and consolidate the public spaces, heritage sites, and urban icons of the country.

Winners of the First Old Doha Competition Announced

00:00 - 27 November, 2013
Winners of the First Old Doha Competition Announced, Courtesy of Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture
Courtesy of Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture

Alicja Borkowska and Iris Papadatou from you&me architects have been announced as the UK winners of the inaugural Old Doha Prize, a competition to redesign part of the old city of Doha in Qatar

Four teams of architects have "worked intensively to develop contextual design responses to address the challenge of regenerating and maintaining the heritage of the city" as part of a British-Qatari collaborative project to "reimagine the urban landscape of old Doha." As a city defined by its strong heritage, coupled with ambitious plans for the future, the competition aimed to discover ways of regenerating parts of the city centre in a sustainable, yet vibrant, way.

Post site Aalst / Abscis Architecten

01:00 - 27 November, 2013
© Thomas de Bruyne
© Thomas de Bruyne
  • Architects

  • Location

    Werfplein, Werf, 9300 Aalst, Belgium
  • Design Team

    Vereniging van Studiebureaus
  • Area

    12000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Thomas de Bruyne © Thomas de Bruyne © Thomas de Bruyne © Thomas de Bruyne +16

Paperhouses: Architecture in Open Source

01:00 - 27 November, 2013
Paperhouses: Architecture in Open Source, Tatiana Bilbao S.C.'s design for Paperhouses, The Module House. Image Courtesy of Paperhouses
Tatiana Bilbao S.C.'s design for Paperhouses, The Module House. Image Courtesy of Paperhouses

“Architecture does not change anything. It’s always on the side of the wealthy. The important thing is to believe that it can make life better.” -- Oscar Niemeyer 

As much as we'd care to deny it, Niemeyer makes a valid point here. Architecture is almost always "on the side of the wealthy"; the profession, as it has existed for about a century, rarely changes anything; and yet - and yet - it can make life better. If only for a select few. 

But what if architecture could make life better for the many. What if good-quality, life-bettering architecture were open-source and available to download off the internet? For free? 

Well, thanks to Paperhouses, it already is. 

Casa V / Dosis

01:00 - 27 November, 2013
Casa V / Dosis, © Alberto Bandín
© Alberto Bandín

© Alberto Bandín © Alberto Bandín © Alberto Bandín © Alberto Bandín +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Oleiros, A Coruña, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Ignacio Peydro, Isabel Collado
  • Design Team

    Pilar González Ariza. Fernando Alonso Tuero. Borja Comendeiro. Valentina Micucci. Federica Fiacchini. Rubén Guerrero. Adrián Jabonero. Jonathan Renier.
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Gjennomsikte / Kollaboratoriet

01:00 - 27 November, 2013
Gjennomsikte / Kollaboratoriet, © Feileacán McCormick
© Feileacán McCormick

© Feileacán McCormick © Feileacán McCormick © Anna Andrea Vik Aniksdal © Feileacán McCormick +28

Bing Thom Architects to Design University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong

00:00 - 27 November, 2013
Bing Thom Architects to Design University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong , Mount Davis, Hong Kong. Image via Wikipedia
Mount Davis, Hong Kong. Image via Wikipedia

The University of Chicago has chosen Bing Thom Architects to design a new home for the Chicago Booth Asia Executive MBA Program in Hong Kong. The center will begin construction in October 2014 on Mount Davis, a heritage site that was originally used as a military encampment for the British Army in the 1940s and then a detention center.  

House in Rubí / BETA OFFICE ARCHITECTS

01:00 - 27 November, 2013
House in Rubí / BETA OFFICE ARCHITECTS , © Miquel Coll Molas
© Miquel Coll Molas

© Miquel Coll Molas © Miquel Coll Molas © Miquel Coll Molas © Miquel Coll Molas +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rubi, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Raúl Bañón Tomás, Brian Ramón Aguilar, Xavi Freire Cano
  • Area

    511.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Occupational Activity Center INCE Mengeš / Jereb in Budja arhitekti

01:00 - 27 November, 2013
Occupational Activity Center INCE Mengeš / Jereb in Budja arhitekti, © Blaž Budja
© Blaž Budja

© Blaž Budja © Blaž Budja © Blaž Budja © Blaž Budja +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mengeš, Slovenia
  • Architect in Charge

    Rok Jereb, Blaž Budja
  • Project Team

    Rok Jereb, Blaž Budja, Sara Zorzut, Grega Smrekar, Nina Majoranc, Tadeja Božičnik
  • Landscape Architecture

    Dr. Dušan Stupar, Krajinaris
  • Area

    1650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Sports Hall St. Martin / Dietger Wissounig Architekten

01:00 - 27 November, 2013
Sports Hall St. Martin / Dietger Wissounig Architekten, © Jasmin Schuller
© Jasmin Schuller

© Paul Ott © Jasmin Schuller © Paul Ott © Paul Ott +23

OMA's De Rotterdam Becomes Screen for Stunning Video Projection

00:00 - 27 November, 2013

Last night, the facade of Rem Koolhaas' critically-acclaimed skyscraper - De Rotterdam - became the screen for the largest video mapping project ever displayed in Europe. The A15 Project, an initiative of Natuur & Mielieu, re-envisions the A15, the Netherlands' busy highway, into a "sustainable highway." Check it out in the video above!