Clock Museum Of the Cultural Revolution / Jiakun Architects

01:00 - 27 April, 2013
©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

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Restaurant by Yuanxiang Lake / Atelier Z+

01:00 - 27 April, 2013
Courtesy of Atelier Z+
Courtesy of Atelier Z+
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jia Ding Huan Cheng Lu, Jiading Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 201800
  • Architects

    Zhang Bin, Zhou Wei
  • Design Team

    Li Qin, Jin Yanlin, Wang Jiaqi, Li Yin
  • Collaborating Architect

    Shanghai Xian Dai Hua Gai Architectural Design Co. Ltd.
  • Contractor

    Yuefeng Construction Group Co., Ltd.
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Atelier Z+

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Victory Street Resident Committee / Scenic Architecture

01:00 - 27 April, 2013
Courtesy of Scenic Architecture
Courtesy of Scenic Architecture

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FAR ROC [For a Resilient Rockaway] Competition

01:00 - 27 April, 2013
pre-Hurricane Sandy boardwalk / © 2013 FARROC
pre-Hurricane Sandy boardwalk / © 2013 FARROC

The extensive damage to low-lying waterfront zones caused by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012 reinforced the need for resilient infrastructure and redevelopment strategies for existing coastal communities throughout the greater New York area. Costly damage to buildings, roads, and utility systems by the storm raises the controversial question of whether areas of particular geographic vulnerability should be rebuilt, maintained and defended, or simply abandoned. In an effort to solicit creative ideas, the FAR ROC [For a Resilient Rockaway] competition seeks innovative proposals for the design and development of a comprehensive new master plan for Arverne East, a vacant 80+ acre Urban Renewal site on the Rockaway Peninsula in New York City. Submissions are due no later than June 14. For more information, please visit here.

Celluloid Jam / N MAEDA ATELIER

01:00 - 27 April, 2013
© Toshihiro Sobajima
© Toshihiro Sobajima
  • Architects

  • Location

    Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Principal Architects

    Norisada Maeda
  • Structural Engineering

    Ryozo Umezawa
  • Contractor

    Kasahara Koumuten
  • Area

    80.3 sqm
  • Photographs

    Toshihiro Sobajima

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Bandar Malaysia Masterplan Winning Proposal / Broadway Malyan

01:00 - 27 April, 2013

1MDB (1Malaysia Development Berhad) has just appointed Broadway Malyan to partner with local planner Arah Rancang Malaysia to create a game-changing masterplan for Bandar Malaysia, Malaysia. Supported by world-class design and engineering teams from Arup and Sinclair Knight Merz, the 196-hectare Bandar Malaysia is envisioned to be one of the most desirable environments to live, learn, work and play in the Asian region. The strategic real estate development project aims to combine a vibrant mixed-use community with a commercial district to foster creativity and innovation. More images and architects' description after the break. The winning team was selected from a total of six finalists based on concept proposals which perfectly captures the essence of 1MDB’s vision and commitment for a mixed-use development that will help transform Kuala Lumpur into one of the world’s best global cities. Bandar Malaysia will be an international destination for culture and the arts showcasing Malaysia’s diverse culture. It will be an inclusive, public transit-oriented city that is designed as a walkable community through a series of safe, secure and pleasant pedestrian and cycling networks, set against a backdrop of well-articulated open spaces and greenery. As part of 1MDB’s commitment towards providing affordable housing, Bandar Malaysia aims to be the yardstick for sustainable and affordable urban housing within Malaysia. 1MDB Real Estate Sdn Bhd Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Azmar Talib said: “The winning design best represents 1MDB’s vision and fundamentals for the development of Bandar Malaysia. Broadway Malyan and Arah Rancang Malaysia’s concept masterplan provides a strong foundation for the next stage, which is to further develop Bandar Malaysia to become the benchmark for sustainability and liveability in the region, in line with the national vision of making Kuala Lumpur the world’s top 20 most liveable cities by 2020.

Another Pamphlet, Symmetry no.05 Launch Event

00:00 - 27 April, 2013
© Another Pamphlet
© Another Pamphlet

Above all, another pamphlet is a conversation, a loose exchange of forms and ideas, an excuse to play, a frame through which to look, a shared excitement. It is an open dialogue with our friends, our histories, and our surroundings. Meaning both “more of the same” and “something different”, “another” contains the seeds of both continuity and change. Another pamphlet mines this contradiction - this tension between past and future - opportunistically interrogating, critiquing, and celebrating the discipline of architecture. Their latest issue, Symmetry no.05, was just released and they are having a launch event this Thursday, May 2, from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Printed Matter, Inc. in New York City. For more information, and to order a pamphlet, please visit here.

Prime Nature Residence / Department of Architecture

01:00 - 26 April, 2013
© Wison Tungthunya
© Wison Tungthunya

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The 10 Most Inspirational TED Talks for Architects

01:00 - 26 April, 2013
Courtesy of Youtube - TEDtalksDirector
Courtesy of Youtube - TEDtalksDirector

Inspiration is a funny thing: when you need it is nowhere to be seen, and just when you're not expecting it, it can blindside you in the least convenient of places. Here's ten inspirational TED talks for architects (in no particular order) from people with broad and unique views on architecture. Some might enlighten, educate or even enrage you - at the very least they should get those creative juices flowing a little better.

Take-in these ten TED talks after the break...

Wood House / UNIT Arkitektur AB

01:00 - 26 April, 2013
© elStudio
© elStudio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Design Principals

    Mikael Frej + Klas Moberg
  • Project Architect

    Frans Magnusson
  • Area

    270.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    elStudio

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HOBRO – 'A City Finds its Lake' Winning Proposal / Holscher Arkitekter

01:00 - 26 April, 2013
Courtesy of Holscher Arkitekter
Courtesy of Holscher Arkitekter

HOBRO – a city finds its lake, is the 1st prize winning proposal by Holscher Arkitekter, which aims to tie the historical center of Hobro to the harbor area. The philosophy behind the strategy is that the urban and landscape spaces are created first, then the streets and at last, the buildings. The architects wish to create a robust frame for a long lasting urban development. A strategy that allows the urban plan to exert itself and be experienced as completed in all phases of the development. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Indicator: Sheltering in Place

00:00 - 26 April, 2013
Rudolph's UMass Dartmouth Library. Courtesy, UMass Dartmouth
Rudolph's UMass Dartmouth Library. Courtesy, UMass Dartmouth

Last Sunday James S. Russell, architecture critic for Bloomberg News and a former editor for Architectural Record, mused on his personal blog about the possible influence Paul Rudolph’s Brutalist University of Massachusetts campus in Dartmouth may have had on Dzhokar Tsarnaev, the younger of the two Boston Marathon bombers who was also a student there.

Mr. Russell describes the campus as “a gigantic eerie, dozen-building concoction of grim ribbed-concrete hubris….” This is the sort of description that drives right to the heart of urban alienation. It’s Edvard Munch’s The Scream. This ability to sum up and drive the nail home is one reason he is the architecture critic for Bloomberg News. No side-stepping here.

Hogeland College / ADP Archtitects

01:00 - 26 April, 2013
© Gerard Van Beek
© Gerard Van Beek

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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.