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Taiyuan Archaeological Museum / Paul Andreu Architecte

© Paul Andreu Architecte
© Paul Andreu Architecte

Architects: Paul Andreu Architecte Location: Taiyuan, Shanxi, China Project Year: 2007 Project Area: 50,000 sqm Photographs: Paul Andreu Architecte

© Paul Andreu Architecte
© Paul Andreu Architecte
© Paul Andreu Architecte
© Paul Andreu Architecte
© Paul Andreu Architecte
© Paul Andreu Architecte
© Paul Andreu Architecte
© Paul Andreu Architecte

In Progress: Theatre at Nathan Phillips Square / Perkins+Will

  • Architects: Perkins+Will
  • Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Area: 910.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Steven Evans

© Steven Evans © Steven Evans © Steven Evans © Steven Evans

ZAJC Showroom and Production Hall / IPNOTIC Architecture

  • Architects: IPNOTIC Architecture
  • Location: Poznań, Poland
  • Design Team: Ewelina Jankowska, Katarzyna Pucek, Wojciech Gruszczynski
  • Area: 1175.4 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Norbert Banaszyk, fotoarchitektura

© fotoarchitektura © Norbert Banaszyk © fotoarchitektura © fotoarchitektura

DAGA Cafe / ///byn

  • Architects: ///byn
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Principals: Nicolas SALTO DEL GIORGIO & Bittor SANCHEZ-MONASTERIO
  • Collaborators: Audrius LIAUGMINAS, Luke WEBSTER, YAO Yi & LI Min
  • Construction: SHANGHAI LAIJIANG DECORATE DESIGN CO, LTD
  • Area: 250.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: JIANG Yong

© JIANG Yong © JIANG Yong © JIANG Yong © JIANG Yong

Video: 'Lost Rivers' Trailer

Written and directed by Caroline Bâcle and produced by Katarina Soukup of Catbird Films, Inc., the official trailer for ‘Lost Rivers’ focuses on why rivers have disappeared throughout the course of time and the possibility of them coming back. The documentary tries to find answers by meeting visionary urban thinkers, activists and artists from around the world.

Capitol Hill Residence / Balance Associates Architects

  • Architects: Balance Associates Architects
  • Location: Seattle, WA, USA
  • Design Team: Balance Associates, Tom Lenchek AIA, Lauren Tindall Crocco, Kelby Riegsecker
  • Landscape Architect: Allworth Design
  • Structural Engineers: Harriott Valentine Engineers, Inc.
  • Mechanical Engineers: Ecotope
  • Geotechnical Engineers: Nelson Geotechnical Associates, Inc.
  • Solar Consultant: Solterra Systems
  • General Contractor: Charter Construction
  • Site Area: 4815 sqf
  • Area: 0.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Steve Keating Photography

© Steve Keating Photography © Steve Keating Photography © Steve Keating Photography © Steve Keating Photography

Cornell releases preliminary renderings of NYC Tech Campus

The central campus esplanade with large open space, a key feature of the proposed campus plan. © Kilograph
The central campus esplanade with large open space, a key feature of the proposed campus plan. © Kilograph

To celebrate the start of a seven-month land use review process, Cornell has released preliminary renderings of the first academic building planned for Cornell Tech – the new world-class technology and entrepreneurship campus in New York City that was masterplanned by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM). The modern campus strives to rethink academic workspace, prioritize environmental performance, and exploit the unique urban condition of Roosevelt Island. In May, Pritzker Prize laureate Thom Mayne, founder of Morphosis, was appointed as architect of the first landmark building, which will set the stage for the carbon positive campus. Continue after the break to learn more.

Fumihiko Maki to design Cultural Center and University in London

Fumihiko Maki © Imogene Tudor
Fumihiko Maki © Imogene Tudor

Japanese modernist Fumihiko Maki has been chosen to design a cultural and university complex on a 67-acre Kings Cross development in London. As reported by the Evening Standard, the 84-year-old, Pritzker Prize-winning architect will design two buildings for the Aga Khan Development Network – an organization who leads the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims. The two projects are among five, totaling a half million square feet, that are being commissioned by the Network at Kings Cross. It is unsaid of who will design the other three buildings. However, preliminary designs studies are under way and formal appointments will be announced shortly.

The London 'LidoLine' - Swim to Work on Y/N Studio's Proposal

Courtesy of [Y/N] Studio
Courtesy of [Y/N] Studio

Join us after the break for more.

Matter @ Context: Contemporary Chilean Architecture at the IIT

Starting today, “Matter @ Context: Contemporary Chilean Architecture” will feature an interesting group of Chilean practices whose work represent the new architecture of the country. The Exhibit Organized by the Universidad Finis Terrae de Chile and the Illinois Institute of Technology will be on display at the Crown Hall, IIT, until October 22nd. A lecture, with Alberto Moletto, Ignacio Volante and Felipe Assadi, will take place on the 16th at 6PM. The book “Matter @ Contex” published by UFT will also be launched at the event. More about the curation and images of the selected projects after the break:

SCI-Arc Graduation Pavilion Competition Library Exhibition

Courtesy of Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich of PATTERNS
Courtesy of Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich of PATTERNS

Opening this Friday, October 19th, at 7pm in the SCI-Arc gallery, the Graduation Pavilion Competition Exhibition documents the four faculty entries in the competition organized this past summer to select a winning design for the ArtPlace-funded outdoor pavilion, scheduled to be completed in spring 2013. SCI-Arc invited faculty members Ramiro Diaz-Granados, Elena Manferdini, Marcelo Spina (winning entry) and Tom Wiscombe to submit concepts for a design of an innovative, technically implementable, and visually remarkable multi-purpose pavilion. The resulting stage is set to host several upcoming graduation ceremonies, noteworthy symposia and presentations, as well as outreach cultural events developed in partnership with the surrounding Arts Community. The exhibition is on view until December 2. More images and architects’ description of their proposals after the break.

Call for Entries: Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA)

The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) recently launched their 2013 call for entries for their biannual competition which celebrates urban places that are distinguished by quality design and their social and economic contributions to our nation’s cities. The program has continuously served as a catalyst for its winners, advancing their work on both the local and national levels. Excellence exists in every city. It can be found in downtowns, in neighborhoods, in small cities and large ones. These places often transcend the boundaries between architecture, urban design, and planning. They are born through processes of transformation – the renewal of something old, or the creation of something new that resonates in the history of community life. The deadline for submissions is December 10. For more information, please visit here.

Connemara / Peter Legge Associates

  • Architects: Peter Legge Associates
  • Location: Connemara National Park, Ireland
  • Design Team: Peter Legge, Cornelia Legge, Carolina Sardinha, Lisa McSharry
  • Contractor: Mitchell Construction
  • Area: 150.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Sean Breithaupt + Yvette Monohan

© Sean Breithaupt + Yvette Monohan © Sean Breithaupt + Yvette Monohan © Sean Breithaupt + Yvette Monohan © Sean Breithaupt + Yvette Monohan

Chad Oppenheim to Speak at Florida International University

Taking place October 18th at 5:00pm, Chad Oppenheim will deliver his ‘Enhance Life’ lecture at Florida International University where he will be showing projects of various scales that his firm, Oppenheim Office, is completing around the world that serve the main goal of his mission which is to enhance life. Through a deep respect for place, the architecture of Chad Oppenheim serves to enrich its surroundings, the lives of its inhabitants, and its patrons. For more information, please visit here.