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Lee House / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Eduardo Glycerio

01:00 - 26 August, 2013
Lee House / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Eduardo Glycerio, © FG+SG - Fernando Guerra
© FG+SG - Fernando Guerra
  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto Feliz - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Collaborators

    Carolina Castroviejo, Maria Cristina Motta, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo Pessano
  • Project Team

    Gabriel Kogan, Lair Reis, Renata Furlanetto, Samanta Cafardo, Suzana Glogowski
  • Area

    900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© FG+SG - Fernando Guerra © FG+SG - Fernando Guerra © FG+SG - Fernando Guerra © FG+SG - Fernando Guerra +31

Remodeling a house in Nou Barris / ARQUITECTURA-G

01:00 - 26 August, 2013
© José Hevia
© José Hevia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Design Team

    Jonathan Arnabat, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Aitor Fuentes, Igor Urdampilleta
  • Project Area

    150.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +14

The House Cast in Liquid Stone / SPASM Design Architects

00:00 - 26 August, 2013
The House Cast in Liquid Stone  / SPASM Design Architects, © Sebastian Zachariah
© Sebastian Zachariah
  • Architects

  • Location

    Khopoli, Maharashtra, India
  • Design Team

    Sangeeta Merchant, Mansoor Kudalkar, Gauri Satam, Lekha Gupta, Sanjeev Panjabi
  • Area

    638.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah © Sebastian Zachariah +36

Gaga / Coordination Asia

00:00 - 26 August, 2013
Gaga / Coordination Asia, © Diephotodesigner.De
© Diephotodesigner.De
  • Architects

  • Location

    Inspection Bungalow, Kochi - Dhanushkodi Rd, Kannan Devan Hills, Kerala 685613, India
  • Partner

    Rito Communication Group
  • Area

    290.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Diephotodesigner.De © Diephotodesigner.De © Diephotodesigner.De © Diephotodesigner.De +14

Food Supermarket with Additional Services International Competition

01:00 - 26 August, 2013
Food Supermarket with Additional Services International Competition, Courtesy of Latvia Association of Architects
Courtesy of Latvia Association of Architects

The Latvia Association of Architects recently announced the launch of their international competition for the best concept of an architectural idea and architectonic solution for the object, 'Food Supermarket with Additional Services.' Construction of the food supermarket is primary foreseen in St. Petersburg or its' closest proximity. For this reason it is essential that competition participants take into consideration climate conditions of St. Petersburg while choosing relevant materials and developing technical and constructive solutions. Submissions are due no later than October 15.. For more information, please visit here.

AD Architecture School Guide: Carnegie Mellon University

00:00 - 25 August, 2013
AD Architecture School Guide: Carnegie Mellon University, The Gates Center for Computer Science, designed by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, on Carnegie Mellon University’s west campus. Image © Timothy Hursley
The Gates Center for Computer Science, designed by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, on Carnegie Mellon University’s west campus. Image © Timothy Hursley

At Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture, prospective students are likely to find a course of study that will interest them. The School’s newly revised undergraduate curriculum allows students to choose studios in their 4th and 5th year that concentrate on breadth or depth in the following topics of interest: Sustainable Design, Digital Design, Management and Critical Practice, Design/ Build, Urban Design, and Future Studios. For example, students interested in digital fabrication, computational design, and new materials may choose to concentrate in Digital Design. 

Bass Ensemble / Hyla Architects

01:00 - 25 August, 2013
Bass Ensemble / Hyla Architects, © Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell
  • Architects

  • Location

    Singapure, Singapure
  • Main Contractor

    21 Construction Engineering Pte Ltd
  • Structural Engineer

    KKC Consultancy Services
  • Area

    377.39 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell +15

Le Corbusier and Brutalism Exhibition

00:00 - 25 August, 2013
Le Corbusier and Brutalism Exhibition, I DREAMT, Le Corbusier, 1953, oil on canvas © Fondation Le Corbusier/ADAGP Paris 2013
I DREAMT, Le Corbusier, 1953, oil on canvas © Fondation Le Corbusier/ADAGP Paris 2013

Opening October 11th to mark the re-opening of the J1 Maritime Hangar, Marseille-Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture, is presenting the Le Corbusier and Brutalism Exhibition in celebration of one of the most esteemed architects of the 20th century. The exhibition emphasizes the different facets of this unique artist-architect who along with his design work also pursued drawing, urbanism, painting, and sculpture.

Curated by Jacques Sbriglio, the renowned Marseille architect and realized in collaboration with the Fondation Le Corbusier, Le Corbusier and Brutalism covers the period from 1935 to 1965. It presents more than 250 of the architect’s works: 133 original blueprints, 54 drawings and sketches, 33 paintings, 14 sculptures, 10 enamels, 4 tapestries, and 19 architectural models, as well as close to 100 photographs taken at Le Corbusier’s building sites. The exhibition ends December 22. For more information, please visit here.

The Sustainable Initiatives Deconstructing Detroit

00:00 - 25 August, 2013
The Sustainable Initiatives Deconstructing Detroit, Image via Flickr. Image © Groovnick
Image via Flickr. Image © Groovnick

As architects we generally see ourselves as providers of new buildings; we also often see architecture as a way to remedy social ills. For many architects, when presented with a social problem, we try to think of a design for a building which addresses it. But what happens when the problem itself is a surplus of buildings?

This is exactly the situation that Detroit finds itself in today. Thanks to the rapid decline in population since its heyday in the mid 20th Century, the City of Detroit is home to some 78,000 vacant structures. While politicians worldwide win public support by promising new construction and growth, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing proudly announced his plans to demolish 10,000 empty homes before the end of his term.

The process will be inherently wasteful. Fortunately, some are making the best of the situation, with sustainable initiatives that create jobs and economic benefits for residents. Read on after the break to find out how.

Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition

01:00 - 25 August, 2013
Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition, Courtesy of AIA Dallas KRob
Courtesy of AIA Dallas KRob

Known to be the longest running architectural drawing competition in the work, the 2013 KRob Architectural Delineation Competition, invites professionals and students to enter this exciting competition for an opportunity to win great prizes, gain recognition across the industry and open up new opportunities with the publication of their ‘Award Winning’ work. Organized by the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects since 1974 and sponsored by Doghouse Computer Systems, the competition culminates in an award ceremony and event night with refreshments and a lecture by the jury panel on November 14th.

All entries must be of an architectural nature, and must be authored by one individual. Entries can be elevations, sections, or perspectives, and can be conceptual or final renderings. Exploration and innovation in unique techniques are encouraged. The deadline for submissions is October 28th. For more information, please visit the official website here.

Silchester Park / GKMP Architects

01:00 - 25 August, 2013
Silchester Park / GKMP Architects, © Alice Clancy
© Alice Clancy
  • Architects

  • Location

    Silchester Park, Dublin, Ireland
  • Contractor

    Sheerin Construction
  • Engineer

    Downes Associates
  • Lighting Consultant

    Wink Lighting
  • Area

    40.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy +14

Echoviren / Smith | Allen

00:00 - 25 August, 2013
Echoviren / Smith | Allen, Courtesy of Smith | Allen
Courtesy of Smith | Allen

Courtesy of Smith | Allen Courtesy of Smith | Allen Courtesy of Smith | Allen Courtesy of Smith | Allen +37

Claro House / Juan Carlos Sabbagh

01:00 - 25 August, 2013
Claro House / Juan Carlos Sabbagh, © Francisca Polanco
© Francisca Polanco
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hacienda Chicureo, Colina, Santiago de Chile
  • Project Architects

    Juan Carlos Sabbagh, Gonzalo Cardemil
  • Project Area

    411.8 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photography

    Francisca Polanco

© Francisca Polanco © Francisca Polanco © Francisca Polanco © Francisca Polanco +19

AD Classics: Saint Benedict Chapel / Peter Zumthor

01:00 - 25 August, 2013
AD Classics: Saint Benedict Chapel / Peter Zumthor, Courtesy of Felipe Camus
Courtesy of Felipe Camus

The Saint Benedict Chapel, located in the village of Sumvitg, Graubünden, was designed by the Pritzker Prize Laureate Peter Zumthor in 1988. The modest, human-scaled exterior of the chapel encapsulates the beauty and simplicity of Zumthor’s works, while the interior showcases his unparalleled craftsmanship. 

More House / Acha Zaballa Arquitectos

01:00 - 25 August, 2013
More House / Acha Zaballa Arquitectos, © Josema Cutillas
© Josema Cutillas
  • Architects

  • Location

    Barrio Sámano-Sangazo, 39700 Castro Urdiales, Cantabria, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Ignacio Zaballa Llano
  • Project Architects

    Cristina Acha Odriozola, Miguel Zaballa Llano
  • Area

    176.0 m2
  • Photography

    Josema Cutillas

© Josema Cutillas © Josema Cutillas © Josema Cutillas © Josema Cutillas +20

Buckminster Fuller Challenge 2013: Semi-Finalists Announced

01:00 - 25 August, 2013
Buckminster Fuller Challenge 2013: Semi-Finalists Announced, Living Building Challenge certified: Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory © Flansburgh Architects
Living Building Challenge certified: Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory © Flansburgh Architects

The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) has shortlisted nineteen, innovative proposals for the 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge. The annual international design challenge, who crowned The Living Building Challenge as winner last year, awards $100,000 to support the development and implementation of a strategy that has significant potential to solve humanity's most pressing problems.

Inside the World's Tallest Slum: Venezuela's Tower of David

00:00 - 24 August, 2013

What was once a symbol of Caracas' bright financial future is now the world’s tallest slum: Venezuela's Tower of David. Squatters took over this unfinished 45-story skyscraper in the early 1990s, after its construction was stopped due to a banking crisis and the sudden death of the tower’s namesake, David Brillembourg. 

Now, as the government is grappling with a citywide housing shortage, many residents have spent most of their life within the walls of David. And despite the tower’s reputation as being a hotbed of crime, residents have managed to build a self-sustaining community complete with a communal electrical grid and aqueduct water system.

Newly Released Photos of Shigeru Ban's Cardboard Cathedral in New Zealand

01:00 - 24 August, 2013
Newly Released Photos of Shigeru Ban's Cardboard Cathedral in New Zealand, © Bridgit Anderson
© Bridgit Anderson

Shigeru Ban’s Cardboard Cathedral is officially open to the public, just over two years after the crippling 6.3 magnitude earthquake ravished the New Zealand town of Christchurch. With an expected lifespan of 50 years, the temporary cathedral will serve as a replacement for the city’s iconic 1864 Anglican cathedral - one of Christchurch’s most prized landmarks - until a more permanent structure is built.