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Loft Apartment / Ruetemple

01:00 - 15 May, 2014
Loft Apartment / Ruetemple, Courtesy of Ruetemple
Courtesy of Ruetemple

Courtesy of Ruetemple Courtesy of Ruetemple Courtesy of Ruetemple Courtesy of Ruetemple +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Alexander Kudimov, Daria Butahina, Natalia Gubareva
  • Area

    150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Ruetemple

Home for Home RVH / MCGONIGLEMCGRATH

01:00 - 15 May, 2014
Home for Home RVH / MCGONIGLEMCGRATH, © Aidan McGrath
© Aidan McGrath

© Aidan McGrath © Aidan McGrath © Aidan McGrath © Aidan McGrath +18

Kouhsar Villa / Next Office–Alireza Taghaboni

01:00 - 15 May, 2014
Kouhsar Villa / Next Office–Alireza Taghaboni, © Parham Taghioff
© Parham Taghioff

© Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff +20

Villa CP / Zest Architecture

01:00 - 15 May, 2014
Villa CP / Zest Architecture, © Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada +21

BUS:STOP Unveils 7 Unusual Bus Shelters by World Class Architects

01:00 - 15 May, 2014
BUS:STOP Unveils 7 Unusual Bus Shelters by World Class Architects, Sou Fujimoto’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin
Sou Fujimoto’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin

A year in the making, Krumbach in Austria has unveiled seven eye-catching bus shelters which have turned the world's gaze on the tiny village. Designed by internationally renowned architects such as Wang Shu, Sou Fujimoto and Smiljan Radic, who worked in collaboration with local architects and craftsmen, the whimsical structures will put the village of 1000 residents on the map.

Curator Dietmar Steiner praised the commitment of those involved, saying "the entire project succeeded because it was supported in the most generous fashion by more than 200 people." This included the architects, who took up their projects for little more than a free holiday in the area and the chance to engage in an unusual challenge. However, BUS:STOP was not merely a vanity project: Verena Konrad, Director of vai Vorarlberger Architektur Institut, noted that the project was important for "the successful connection of infrastructure and mobility for the rural area."

See images of all 7 shelters after the break

Smiljan Radic’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin Rintala Eggertsson Architect’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin Amateur Architecture Studio’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin +17

Social Housing Rental "Le Bois Habité" / Pich-Aguilera Architects

01:00 - 15 May, 2014
Social Housing Rental "Le Bois Habité" / Pich-Aguilera Architects, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    12 Boulevard de Cleunay, 35000 Rennes, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Felipe Pich-Aguilera, David Cras, Teresa Batlle
  • Project Manager

    Margherita Aricó
  • Specialists

    Betom Bureau d’etude. Capterre, Consultoría energética
  • Area

    9685.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

National September 11 Memorial Museum Celebrates Opening

01:00 - 15 May, 2014
National September 11 Memorial Museum Celebrates Opening, © Jeff Goldberg / ESTO
© Jeff Goldberg / ESTO

Today marked the ceremonially opening of the National September 11 Memorial Museum. Set to officially open to the public next Wednesday (May 21), the subterranean museum has already made headlines for its emotional 70 foot decent to the bedrock of the World Trade Center Towers. 

Prior to entering the museum’s interior, visitors must first walk past the footprints of the Twin Towers, commemorated by Handel Architects’ cascading granite voids, before entering a Snøhetta-designed stainless steel and glass pavilion that is the museum’s entrance. 

As Snøhetta’s founding partner, Craig Dyker describes, the pavilion’s main purpose is to serve as the “threshold between the everyday life of the city and the uniquely spiritual quality of the Memorial.”

More about the pavilion from the architects, after the break...

Venice Biennale 2014: NRJA to Establish First-Ever Database of Latvian Post-War Modernist Architecture

00:00 - 15 May, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: NRJA to Establish First-Ever Database of Latvian Post-War Modernist Architecture, Restaurant “Sēnīte” (1967); Vidzeme highway 37.km / Linards Skuja, Andris Bite, G. Grīnbergs, R. Ozoliņš - Courtesy of The Museum of Architecture of Latvia
Restaurant “Sēnīte” (1967); Vidzeme highway 37.km / Linards Skuja, Andris Bite, G. Grīnbergs, R. Ozoliņš - Courtesy of The Museum of Architecture of Latvia

The architects of NRJA have been chosen to curate Latvia’s participation at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Based on the assertion that “there is (no) modernism in Latvia,” the pavilion’s exhibition Unwritten will confront the lack of research and evaluation of Latvian post-war modernist architecture. 

ABC Building / Wise Architecture

01:00 - 15 May, 2014
ABC Building / Wise Architecture, © Chin HyoSook
© Chin HyoSook

© Chin HyoSook © Chin HyoSook © Chin HyoSook © Chin HyoSook +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    695-39 Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Project Manager

    Lee Jeong Hoon
  • Area

    163.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Sahibinden.com Office / Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects

01:00 - 15 May, 2014
Sahibinden.com Office / Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects, © Emre Dörter
© Emre Dörter
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bostancı, 34920 Kadıköy/Istanbul Province, Turkey
  • Design Team

    İ. Kerem Erginoğlu, Hasan C. Çalışlar, Emre Erenler, Türkan Yılmaz, Ayşe Selin Gürel, Ülkücan Turhan, Quentin Gaucher, Ezgi Sönmez, Niyazi Külahlı,İsmail Serdar Demir
  • Area

    5000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

AJ100 Reports Rise in Number of Female Architects

00:00 - 15 May, 2014
AJ100 Reports Rise in Number of Female Architects, © Robert Venturi
© Robert Venturi

The AJ100, the annual survey of the UK's 100 largest architecture firms by the Architect's Journal, has shown a noticeable rise in the number of women in the top practices over the past year. The proportion of women in the surveyed practices rose from 25% in 2013 to 28% this year, with an even more marked increase in the top 10 firms: from 22.7% to 27.5%. Though there is still a significant discrepancy in the ratio of men to women, this marked increase is a positive step. Find out more about which practices are leading the way, and what methods they are using to encourage gender diversity at the Architects' Journal.

Big Ideas, Small Buildings: Some of Architecture's Best, Tiny Projects

01:00 - 15 May, 2014
Big Ideas, Small Buildings: Some of Architecture's Best, Tiny Projects, Suzuko Yamada, Pillar House, Tokyo, Japan. Image © Iwan Baan/TASCHEN
Suzuko Yamada, Pillar House, Tokyo, Japan. Image © Iwan Baan/TASCHEN

This post was originally published in The Architectural Review as "Size Doesn't Matter: Big Ideas for Small Buildings."

Taschen’s latest volume draws together the architectural underdogs that, despite their minute, whimsical forms, are setting bold new trends for design.

When economies falter and construction halts, what happens to architecture? Rather than indulgent, personal projects, the need for small and perfectly formed spaces is becoming an economic necessity, pushing designers to go further with less. In their new volume Small: Architecture Now!, Taschen have drawn together the teahouses, cabins, saunas and dollhouses that set the trends for the small, sensitive and sustainable, with designers ranging from Pritzker Laureate Shigeru Ban to emerging young practices.

Terunobu Fujimori, Beetle's House, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK. Image Courtesy of Victoria and Albert Museum, London/TASCHEN Jorge Gracia, Endémico Resguardo Silvestre, Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada, Mexico. Image © Undine Pröhl/TASCHEN Kota Mizuishi, Riverside House Suginami, Tokyo, Japan. Image © Hiroshi Tanigawa/TASCHEN Olson Kundig, Delta Shelter, Mazama, Washington, USA. Image © Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects/TASCHEN +14

What Makes a City a City?

00:00 - 15 May, 2014
What Makes a City a City?, The presence of a cathedral meant St David's in Pembrokeshire had city status with a population of around 2,000. Image Courtesy of Alamy
The presence of a cathedral meant St David's in Pembrokeshire had city status with a population of around 2,000. Image Courtesy of Alamy

You probably use the word 'city' on a daily basis, but if put on the spot - could you give it a concise definition? Under the rule of Henry VIII, the title of city was given to virtually any settlement in the United Kingdom with a diocesan cathedral. Obviously, times have changed. For Robert Bevan's thoughts on the title's past and present meaning, read his article on The Guardian here.

Zen House / Estudio Gómez de la Torre & Guerrero Arquitectos

01:00 - 15 May, 2014
Zen House / Estudio Gómez de la Torre & Guerrero Arquitectos, © Juan Solano
© Juan Solano

© Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano +26

Public Library Amsterdam / Jo Coenen & Co Architekten

01:00 - 14 May, 2014
Public Library Amsterdam  /  Jo Coenen & Co Architekten, © Arjen Schmitz
© Arjen Schmitz

© Arjen Schmitz © Arjen Schmitz © Arjen Schmitz © Arjen Schmitz +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Oosterdokseiland 143, 1011 DL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Jo Coenen
  • Design team Architects (exterior)

    Jo Coenen, Geert Coenen, Iwert Bernakiewicz, Max Bachinov, Gerard Extra, Hans Schoot, Will Stokkermans, Bart Erens, Frans Wesseling
  • Design team Architect (interior)

    Jo Coenen, Margriet de Zwart, Wil Ummels, Miriam Boot, Annebregje Snijders, Michela Barone, Ingrid Annokkee, Neeltje ten Westenend, Claudy Jongstra, Martijn Sandberg, NAT-architecten, Peter van Kempen, Gerard Extra, Will Stokkermans
  • Area

    28500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

GT Studio / Studio Guilherme Torres

01:00 - 14 May, 2014
GT Studio / Studio Guilherme Torres, © Denilson Machado
© Denilson Machado

© Denilson Machado © Denilson Machado © Denilson Machado © Denilson Machado +15

Sydney Pushes First-Ever Policy to Promote Culture

00:00 - 14 May, 2014
Sydney Pushes First-Ever Policy to Promote Culture, © Flickr - User: Jong Soo (Peter) Lee
© Flickr - User: Jong Soo (Peter) Lee

The City of Sydney has requested that 1.6 million square meters of empty commercial and residential space be made available to artists for “creative activities.” The proposed cultural policy offers over 120 ideas in which the space can be used to enhance Sydney’s reputation as a world renowned creative city. “The City is proud to spend more than $34 million each year to support the arts, culture and creative activity in Sydney – but we know it is equally important to create an environment where ideas and imagination can flourish.” More information on the new policy can be found here

Renovation of an Industrial Building into a Single Family House / Guim Costa Calsamiglia

01:00 - 14 May, 2014
Renovation of an Industrial Building into a Single Family House / Guim Costa Calsamiglia, © Anton Briansó
© Anton Briansó

© Anton Briansó © Anton Briansó © Anton Briansó © Anton Briansó +24