MONU Magazine New Issue: Communal Urbanism

00:00 - 26 April, 2013
Courtesy of MONU
Courtesy of MONU

MONU, a unique bi-annual international forum for artists, writers and designers that are working on topics of urban culture, development and politics, just released their newest issue #18 on the topic of 'Communal Urbanism'. How should we live together? is the central question focusing on contemporary communal living in cities. According to Martin Abbott's contribution "Learning to Live Together", this is a question often discussed among the housemates of Berlin's 40 year old communal "Hausprojekt Walde". Rainer Langhans, one of the early members of the legendary "Kommune 1", founded in Berlin in 1967, is convinced that in the future we will live increasingly communally. For more information on MONU's latest issue, please visit here.

Going Viral at the Center for Architcture: Mark Wigley + ArchDaily

00:00 - 26 April, 2013

Last year, we spoke at a packed lecture at the Center for Architecture, along with Bjarke Ingels, the Morpholio team and moderator Ned Cramer; we were discussing the impact social media and technology have on our profession and the way in which we design. 

And now, thanks to the AIANY Global Dialogues Committee, we are happy to invite you to a new event taking place at the Center for Architecture on May 2nd, 2013 at 6:30PM, where together with Mark Wigley (Dean Columbia GSAPP) we will address the present and future of architecture education. The lecture will be followed by a panel with our friends Carlo Aiello (eVolo), David Fano (CASE), Jill Fehrenbacher (Inhabitat), Toru Hasegawa (Morpholio), Tim Maly (Wired Magazine ) and Cliff Kuang (Fast Company / Co.Design).

More details and RSVP form here, more information after the break. See you on Thursday!

Casa Del Río / Jose Alfonso Quiñones Ríos

01:00 - 26 April, 2013
© Erick Reyes
© Erick Reyes
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico
  • Architects in Charge

    José Alfonso Quiñones Ríos, BAAQ´
  • Collaborator

    Luis Fernando Muñoz Pérez
  • Project Area

    290.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Erick Reyes © Erick Reyes © Erick Reyes © Erick Reyes +24

Orange Regional Museum Winning Proposal / Crone Partners

01:00 - 26 April, 2013
Courtesy of Crone Partners
Courtesy of Crone Partners

Organically revealing itself from the ground, the Crone Partners' winning design for the Orange Regional Museum aims to respectfully integrate a new building and program to the existing cultural precinct. Additionally, the architects intend to create a new identity whilst strengthening current civic conditions within the site. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Peter Williams for Architecture for Health in Vulnerable Environments (ARCHIVE)

00:00 - 26 April, 2013
Breathe House; Courtesy of ARCHIVE
Breathe House; Courtesy of ARCHIVE

Peter Williams is the founder and executive director of an organization whose goal is to improve global health, using design to create healthier environments as preventative measures for tuberculosis, AIDS and malaria.  Architecture for Health in Vulnerable Environments, or ARCHIVE for short, has projects in countries all over the world, including Haiti, Cameroon, and Ethiopia.  ARCHIVE identifies and addresses the causes of poor health in disadvantages communities and uses strategies related to housing design improvements to create environments that promote better health.

FINE / Boora Architects

01:00 - 26 April, 2013
© Jon Jensen
© Jon Jensen

© Jon Jensen © Jon Jensen © Jon Jensen © Jon Jensen +12

Wo House / SO Architecture

01:00 - 26 April, 2013
© Shai Epshtein
© Shai Epshtein

© Shai Epshtein © Shai Epshtein © Shai Epshtein © Shai Epshtein +44

Residence in Kifissia / Tense Architecture Network

01:00 - 26 April, 2013
© Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli

© Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli +16

Hongqiao Business District Winning Proposal / MVRDV

01:00 - 26 April, 2013
© MVRDV
© MVRDV

Upon recently winning the competition, MVRDV's design for the Hongqiao Business District recently started construction. The plan comprises ten office towers, an underground shopping center, cultural program, parking and a sunken plaza which will bring a more intimate form of urban life into an area currently dominated by large boulevards and urban expressway’s. Located near the fourth busiest airport in all of mainland China, the 4.5ha site is divided into a small northern plot of 8,409 m2 and a larger southern plot. More images and architects' description after the break.

International Competition for Zaryadye Park

01:00 - 26 April, 2013
Courtesy of Strelka Institute for Media Architecture and Design
Courtesy of Strelka Institute for Media Architecture and Design

Officially launched this month by Strelka Institute for Media Architecture and Design, the International Competition for Zaryadye Park in Moscow, Russia is challenging participants to develop an Architecture and Landscaping Design Concept that will form the basis for the creation of a contemporary Park with a high quality infrastructure that will be open for the public all year round. Zaryadye is a unique historic district in downtown Moscow, and after the demolition of Hotel Russia, the site has remained abandoned for over 6 years. In late January, 2012, Prime Minister and President-Elect Vladimir Putin proposed to turn this 130 000 sq. m area into a multi-functional public park. The deadline for submissions is May 22. For more information, please visit here.

Shanghai Roche Master Plan & Office Building / EXH Design

01:00 - 26 April, 2013
Courtesy of EXH Design
Courtesy of EXH Design

Courtesy of EXH Design Courtesy of EXH Design Courtesy of EXH Design Courtesy of EXH Design +16

Wine Thematic Center in Torvizcón / DTR Studio

01:00 - 26 April, 2013
© Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas

© Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas +29

Morangis Retirement Home / VOUS ETES ICI Architectes

01:00 - 26 April, 2013
© 11H45
© 11H45
  • Architects

  • Location

    Paris, France
  • Architect in Charge

    A. Becker, J. Paulré, P. Pflughaupt
  • Developer

    Immodieze and AXENTIA for the Conseil General du 91
  • Partners and collaborators

    Dumez IDF (general contractor), FACEA (fluids engineering) LECARPENTIER (exteriors and landscaping) SPOOMS (kitchen engineering) CAP HORN (Acoustics engineering) LAPOINTE (roads and water engineering), 11H45 (Photograph)
  • Area

    5315.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© 11H45 © 11H45 © 11H45 © 11H45 +21

Build Your Own Neutra Home!

00:00 - 26 April, 2013
Kaufmann House, 1947 Palm Springs, CA / Richard Neutra, architect © Julius Schulman
Kaufmann House, 1947 Palm Springs, CA / Richard Neutra, architect © Julius Schulman

The mid-century modern master, Richard Neutra was well known for his cutting edge modernism. Since Julius Shulman immortalized his houses in his iconic photographs, Neutra's bright, airy homes have widely been seen as the pinacle of modernism and desirability. One problem though, they're in high demand and it's not exactly like they're making any more Neutra buildings; in fact, quite the opposite is true and as a result they have become a pretty expensive commodity.

Read more about how to get your very own Neutra home after the break...

Times Transplantation Building / Nano Architects

01:00 - 26 April, 2013
© Yasunori Hidaka
© Yasunori Hidaka
  • Architects

  • Location

    Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Nano Architects
  • Designer

    Yasuhiro Shinano
  • Area

    58.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Yasunori Hidaka

© Yasunori Hidaka © Yasunori Hidaka © Yasunori Hidaka © Yasunori Hidaka +16

Video: 'The Competition' Trailer

01:00 - 26 April, 2013

Madrid-based architect Angel Borrego Cubero of Office for Strategic Spaces (OSS) has directed and produced the first documentary focused on the tense process that characterizes an architectural competition. Appropriately titled The Competition, the film captures a fascinating account on how five world renowned architects - Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Dominique Perrault, Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster - “toil, struggle and strategize to beat the competition.” The premise is based on a nearly forgotten, 2008 competition for a new National Museum of Art of Andorra, a small Pyrenees country nestled between Spain and France, which has yet to be realized. 

The Competition is expected to debut in late 2013. Updates will be available on OSS’s website and facebook.

Villa Piedad / Marta Badiola

01:00 - 26 April, 2013
© Francisco Berreteaga
© Francisco Berreteaga

© Francisco Berreteaga © Francisco Berreteaga © Francisco Berreteaga © Francisco Berreteaga +19

AD Interviews: Iñaki Abalos

01:00 - 26 April, 2013

Yesterday, Iñaki Abalos was announced as the new Chair of the Department of Architecture at Harvard GSD; he will begin on July 1st, 2013.