Matsu Flagship Store / EXH Design

00:00 - 2 August, 2013
Matsu Flagship Store / EXH Design, Courtesy of EXH Design
Courtesy of EXH Design
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, Shanghai, China
  • Area

    1800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of EXH Design

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MIY / NI&Co. Architects

01:00 - 2 August, 2013
MIY / NI&Co. Architects, © Hiroshi Tanigawa
© Hiroshi Tanigawa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nagoya, Japan
  • Collaborators

    Yurisha
  • Structure Engineer

    Toshihisa Nakano
  • Contractor

    Kanou Koumuten
  • Property Management

    Nagoya Property Management Co.
  • Developer

    Miyataku Co.
  • Area

    428.92 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Hiroshi Tanigawa © Hiroshi Tanigawa © Hiroshi Tanigawa © Hiroshi Tanigawa +14

Founders Hall / Overland Partners

01:00 - 2 August, 2013
Founders Hall / Overland Partners, © Jeffrey Totaro
© Jeffrey Totaro
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dallas, TX
  • Design Team

    Tim Blonkvist-FAIA (Principal in Charge), Jim Shelton-AIA, , Scott Adams, Bess Swantner, Brad Bailey-AIA, Adam Bush-AIA, Steve Bellanger
  • Consultants

    Project Cost Resources, Blum Consulting Engineers, EJES, Jaster Quintanilla (JQ), Lam Partners, 4B Technology, Hughes Associates, WJHW.
  • Contractor

    Beck
  • Area

    108000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Jeffrey Totaro © Jeffrey Totaro © Jeffrey Totaro © Jeffrey Totaro +12

K11 Art Mall Shanghai / Kokaistudios

01:00 - 2 August, 2013
K11 Art Mall Shanghai / Kokaistudios, © Charlie Xia
© Charlie Xia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

    Andrea Destefanis, Filippo Gabbiani, Pietro Peyron, Li Wei, Carmen Lee, Wang Yun, Coco Cheng
  • Local Architect

    Tong Ji Architecture Design Research Institute
  • Area

    35500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Charlie Xia © Charlie Xia © Charlie Xia © Charlie Xia +24

PXSTL Competition Finalist Proposal / Freecell Architecture

01:00 - 2 August, 2013
PXSTL Competition Finalist Proposal / Freecell Architecture, Courtesy of Freecell Architecture
Courtesy of Freecell Architecture

Freecell Architecture's proposal for the PXSTL Competition was recently announced one of the three finalists by the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University. Participants were asked to reimagine a vacant lot in St. Louis’ Grand Center cultural district while exploring the critical role arts and culture play in creating vibrant, growing communities. The competition aims to demonstrate how small-scale interventions can spur large-scale urban transformation, and Freecell's proposal was selected for their ability to visualize Grand Center’s long-term vitality, emphasizing community engagement, interactive elements, and cross-disciplinary collaboration among St. Louis’ many cultural organizations. More images and information after the break.

LEGO® Architecture Studio Now Available Worldwide

00:00 - 2 August, 2013
LEGO® Architecture Studio Now Available Worldwide, © LEGO®
© LEGO®

LEGO® has unveiled the newest addition to their architecturally-inspired family of products: LEGO® Architecture Studio. Designed as a tool for adults to unleash their inner creative, the 1200-piece, monochromatic set is intended to inspire the masses to think like an architect by creating their own building designs. For just $150, LEGO® fanatics can acquired their own architecture studio set and learn from some of the world’s most renowned architects with a 272-page inspirational guidebook. Though all-nighters are not a prerequisite, most LEGO® Architecture Studio owners have experienced long-lasting design charrettes due to the addictive nature of LEGO®. 

AIA Construction Forecast Predicts Brighter Prognosis in 2014

00:00 - 1 August, 2013
AIA Construction Forecast Predicts Brighter Prognosis in 2014, Via AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon. AIA
Via AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon. AIA

With slower than expected activity in the nonresidential construction sector in the first half of the year, the projections for growth in spending have been scaled back.  Led by the hotel and retail project categories, the commercial sector looks largely unchanged, but a noteworthy drop in demand for institutional projects has caused participants in the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast , a survey of the United State’s leading construction forecasters, to reduce projections for spending to a 2.3% increase in 2013, with next year’s projections raised to 7.6%.

An Eloquent Eulogy to Natalie de Blois

00:00 - 1 August, 2013
An Eloquent Eulogy to Natalie de Blois, Lever House / SOM. Image © SOM.
Lever House / SOM. Image © SOM.

"In architecture’s 'Mad Men' era, there was a woman." So begins David W. Dunlap's eloquent eulogy, published yesterday in The New York Times, to Natalie de Blois. Dunlap explores de Blois' significant contributions to Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill's iconic buildings, including the Lever House, as well as the significant hurdles she had to overcome. As SOM partner Nathaniel Owings wrote of de Blois in his autobiography: “Her mind and hands worked marvels in design — and only she and God would ever know just how many great solutions, with the imprimatur of one of the male heroes of S.O.M., owed much more to her than was attributed by either S.O.M. or the client.” Read the entire article at The New York Times.

South Campus Chiller Plant at OSU / Ross Barney Architects

00:00 - 1 August, 2013
South Campus Chiller Plant at OSU / Ross Barney Architects, © Brad Feinkopf
© Brad Feinkopf
  • Architects

  • Location

    500 W 12th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
  • Design Principal

    Carol Ross Barney
  • Principal in Charge

    Eric Martin
  • Project Architect

    Jonathan Graves, Marc Anderson
  • Design Team

    Ryan Giblin, AIA, LEED AP; Huili Feng
  • Architect of Record

    Champlin Architects
  • Local Architect

    Lupton Rausch
  • Area

    95750.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Brad Feinkopf © Brad Feinkopf © Brad Feinkopf © Brad Feinkopf +36

Venice Biennale 2014: FAT, Crimson & Owen Hatherley Selected to Curate British Pavilion

00:00 - 1 August, 2013
Venice Biennale 2014: FAT, Crimson & Owen Hatherley Selected to Curate British Pavilion, Museum of Copying, FAT’s exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2012. FAT is part of one of the teams competing to design the British Pavilion for the Venice Biennale 2014. Image © Nico Saieh
Museum of Copying, FAT’s exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2012. FAT is part of one of the teams competing to design the British Pavilion for the Venice Biennale 2014. Image © Nico Saieh

FAT Architecture, Crimson Architectural Historians and Owen Hatherley have been selected to curate the British Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale next June. The chosen team will respond to Rem Koolhaas’ theme “Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014” with a project titled “A Clockwork Jerusalem.”

Vicky Richardson, British Council, said: "We look forward to working with FAT, Crimson and Owen Hatherley on ‘A Clockwork Jerusalem’. The Selection Committee felt their approach was both challenging and poetic, and that their work will make an important contribution to understanding modernity in British architecture."

Palace Of Water Sports In Kazan / SPEECH Architectural Office

00:00 - 1 August, 2013
Palace Of Water Sports In Kazan / SPEECH Architectural Office, © Ilya Ivanov
© Ilya Ivanov
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Sergei Tchoban, Sergey Kuznetsov
  • Design Team

    Tatiana Varyukhina, George Glebov, Tatiana Logunova, Alexey Shubkin
  • Area

    10387.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov +18

Black Family Visual Arts Center / Machado and Silvetti Associates

01:00 - 1 August, 2013
Black Family Visual Arts Center / Machado and Silvetti Associates, © Anton Grassl / Esto
© Anton Grassl / Esto

© Anton Grassl / Esto © Anton Grassl / Esto © Anton Grassl / Esto © Anton Grassl / Esto +16

UCD Student Centre / FKP Architects

00:00 - 1 August, 2013
UCD Student Centre / FKP Architects, © Donal Murphy
© Donal Murphy

© Donal Murphy © Donal Murphy © Donal Murphy © Donal Murphy +28

Seville University Residence Hall / Donaire Arquitectos + SSW Arquitectos

01:00 - 1 August, 2013
Seville University Residence Hall / Donaire Arquitectos + SSW Arquitectos, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Flor de Azalea, 41020 Seville, Sevilla, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Juan Pedro Donaire Barbero, Miguel Ángel de la Cova Morillo Velarde, Javier Arroyo Yanes
  • Design Team

    Ignacio Núñez Bootello, Jesús Núñez Bootello, Delia Pacheco Donaire, José Francisco García Gutiérrez, Hilario José García González, Oscar Manuel Ortega Pacheco, Pablo Baruc García Gómez
  • Area

    1864.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +33

Paju Book City / Stan Allen Architect

00:00 - 1 August, 2013
Paju Book City / Stan Allen Architect, Courtesy of Stan Allen Architect
Courtesy of Stan Allen Architect

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Are LEED Skyscrapers Our Biggest Energy Hogs?

00:00 - 1 August, 2013
Are LEED Skyscrapers Our Biggest Energy Hogs?, The Bank of America Building, by Cook + Fox, is LEED Platinum. However, due to its use, it is one of the buildings that consumes the most energy in NYC. Image courtesy of Bank of America, via The New Republic.
The Bank of America Building, by Cook + Fox, is LEED Platinum. However, due to its use, it is one of the buildings that consumes the most energy in NYC. Image courtesy of Bank of America, via The New Republic.

In an excellent article for The New Republic, Sam Roudman brilliantly tackles many of the same, timely issues as Michael Mehaffy and Nikos Salingaros in "Why Green Architecture Hardly Ever Deserves the Name." Roudman unpacks the loop-holes of LEED, most notably how it ignores a building's intended use, which often make a building anything but sustainable at all. Read the whole article at The New Republic.

FABRA & COATS / Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto & Francesc Bacardit architects

00:00 - 1 August, 2013
FABRA & COATS / Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto & Francesc Bacardit architects, © Shlomi Almagor
© Shlomi Almagor

© Ferran Mateo © Ferran Mateo © Ferran Mateo © Shlomi Almagor +27

District of Columbia Public Library / The Freelon Group Architects

00:00 - 1 August, 2013
© Mark Herboth
© Mark Herboth

© Mark Herboth © Mark Herboth © Mark Herboth © Mark Herboth +15