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2013 PARK(ing) Day Map

00:00 - 20 September, 2013
2013 PARK(ing) Day Map, 2013 PARK(ing) Day Map (screen shot). Image
2013 PARK(ing) Day Map (screen shot). Image

Today, September 20th, citizens, artists and activists have transformed hundreds of metered parking spaces worldwide into temporary public places with mission to call attention to the need for more open space. Since the establishment of PARK(ing) Day in 2005, by the San Francisco art and design studio Rebar, PARK(ing) Day has quickly become an international phenomenon. In 2011, close to 1000 parks were created in 162 cities, 35 countries and 6 continents. 

A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America

00:00 - 20 September, 2013
A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America, Vishaan Chakrabarti. Image © Tina Gao, Columbia University GSAPP
Vishaan Chakrabarti. Image © Tina Gao, Columbia University GSAPP

Last monday, Columbia University's Avery Hall was buzzing. 

The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) hosted a highly attended event that welcomed respected academics and professionals from architecture and real estate to what the dean, Mark Wigley, warned might take the form a a celebrity roast. Vishaan Chakrabarti, a partner at SHoP Architects and director of the Center for Urban Real Estate at Columbia, was on deck to deliver an abridged, more "urban version" of a longer lecture on his new book, A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America. Proceeding the twenty minute lecture, an "A-list" panel of architects and historians -  that included Kenneth Frampton, Gwendolyn Wright, Bernard Tschumi, Laurie Hawkinson and Reinhold Martin - lined up to discuss Chakrabarti's work.

ASB HQ / BVN Donovan Hill + Jasmax

01:00 - 20 September, 2013
ASB HQ / BVN Donovan Hill + Jasmax, © John Gollings
© John Gollings
  • Architects

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand
  • Project Principal

    James Grose
  • Project Director

    Brian Clohessy
  • Project Architect

    Chris Boss
  • Project Team

    Matt Middleton,Adam Mosses,Katie Newall , Tom White, Yi-Jan Lien, Jemma Cook, Mordechai Toor, William McNaughton, Carol-Ann Pickvance,Olivia Giangrasso, Kait Zegers, Zoe Michalski, Ben Doherty, Meg O’Hara, Barry Dineen, Barbara Vourakis
  • Project Team - Interiors

    Vishwa Kaushal,Helen Lee, Tijana Papandrea, Angie Andrijic, Ulrike Baeuerle, Alice Penna, Josephine Meldgaard
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings +40

Kontum Indochine Wedding Hall / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

01:00 - 20 September, 2013
Kontum Indochine Wedding Hall / Vo Trong Nghia Architects, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kon Tum province, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Vo Trong Nghia, Takashi Niwa
  • Contractor

    Truong Long JSC, Wind and Water House JSC
  • Area

    5524.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki +24

Energiehaus Farschweiler / Architekten Stein Hemmes Wirtz

01:00 - 20 September, 2013
Energiehaus Farschweiler / Architekten Stein Hemmes Wirtz, © Eibe Sönnecken
© Eibe Sönnecken
  • Architects

  • Location

    Farschweiler, Germany
  • Structure Engineers

    Ingenieurbüro Trauden
  • HVAC Engineers

    TechnoPlus GmbH, Birkenhof Haustechnik GmbH & Co.KG
  • Area

    317.1 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Eibe Sönnecken © Eibe Sönnecken © Eibe Sönnecken © Eibe Sönnecken +18

TEDCity2.0: Dream me. Build me. Make me real.

00:00 - 20 September, 2013
TEDCity2.0: Dream me. Build me. Make me real., Courtesy of TED
Courtesy of TED

Calling all urban innovators, organizers, stewards and builders: Tomorrow, September 20th, from 9am to 5pm EST, curators Chris Anderson, John Cary and Courtney Martin will kick off TEDCity2.0: Dream me. Build me. Make me real. The day-long event, which will be live-streamed for free, will share stories of urban ingenuity and interdependence from across the globe, while featuring an unexpected mix of over 20 speakers, including walkability expert Jeff Speck, world renowned architectural photographer Iwan Baan, and several 2012 City 2.0 Award winners. View the event program for more details.

Too busy to (digitally) attend? ArchDaily co-founder, David Basulto will be keeping you posted with live updates right here on this thread.

Hammock House / Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura

01:00 - 20 September, 2013
Hammock House / Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura, © Andrea Parisi
© Andrea Parisi

© Andrea Parisi © Andrea Parisi © Andrea Parisi © Andrea Parisi +25

Astana Medya Center / Tabanlıoğlu Architects

01:00 - 20 September, 2013
Astana Medya Center / Tabanlıoğlu Architects, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kazakhstan
  • Architect in Charge

    Melkan Gürsel, Murat Tabanlıoğlu
  • Design Team

    Salih Yılgörür, Emre Özberk, Fırat Güneş Balcı,, Ali Çalışkan, Canan Sarıdal, Tuğçe Güleç, Emre Çetinel, Anday Bodur, Cengiz Özdemir
  • Interior Design

    Tabanlıoğlu Architects
  • Main Contractor

    Sembol Construction
  • Structural

    Stroy Project
  • Mechanical Consultancy

    DEC Mühendislik
  • Area

    83280.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer +20

VIDEO: Villa Savoye, The Five Points of a New Architecture

01:00 - 20 September, 2013

Andrea Stinga of OMBÚ Architecture has shared with us her latest creation with visual artist Federico Gonzalez: a video that illustrates Le Corbusier’s “Five Points of a New Architecture” in his 1929 masterpiece, Villa Savoye

River Place / Paul F. Hirzel

01:00 - 20 September, 2013
River Place / Paul F. Hirzel, © Jim Van Gundy
© Jim Van Gundy

© Robert Hutchison © Jim Van Gundy © Jim Van Gundy © Jim Van Gundy +30

Ch House / Domb Architecture

01:00 - 20 September, 2013
© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +12

Central Redevelopment with Bank Raiffeisen / Lussi+Halter Partner AG

01:00 - 20 September, 2013
Central Redevelopment with Bank Raiffeisen / Lussi+Halter Partner AG, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Näfels, Switzerland
  • Clients

    Raiffeisenbank Glarnerland, Näfels and Wydenhof Immobilien AG, Näfels
  • Landscape Architecture

    Koepfli Partner GmbH, Luzern
  • Construction Engineering

    Gmeiner AG, Luzern
  • Area

    9952.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +39

CONARTE / Anagrama

01:00 - 20 September, 2013
CONARTE  / Anagrama, © Caroga
© Caroga
  • Architects

  • Location

    Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Client

    Conarte
  • Area

    1025.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Caroga © Caroga © Caroga © Caroga +12

FuturArc launches Green Leadership Award 2014 and FuturArc Prize 2014

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
FuturArc launches Green Leadership Award 2014 and FuturArc Prize 2014

Launched in 2007, FuturArc Prize aims to generate forward-thinking, innovative Green building design ideas for Asia. The Competition offers a platform to professionals and students who are passionate about the environment. Through the force of their imagination, it aspires to capture visions of a sustainable future. This is open to architects and architecture students in Asia and the world.

Kickstarter Campaign to Activate Vacant Storefronts in New York City

00:00 - 19 September, 2013
'Play'. Image Courtesy of Architecture Commons
'Play'. Image Courtesy of Architecture Commons

In an attempt to activate a vacant storefront in New York's Lower East Side, the miLES Storefront Transformer - a 6ft cube designed to "program any storefront" - is a versatile, movable set of furnishing and amenities designed by Architecture Commons. Seven individual pop-up interventions, curated by a collection of creative minds, would inhabit empty shops between November 4th and December 22nd 2013 if their Kickstarter campaign is successful.

Andres Jaque/Office for Political Innovation: Different Kinds of Water Pouring into a Swimming Pool

00:00 - 19 September, 2013
Andres Jaque/Office for Political Innovation: Different Kinds of Water Pouring into a Swimming Pool, Andrés Jaque, "Different Kinds of Water Pouring Into a Swimming Pool (Wilma & Juan & Harriette)," 2013. Architectural drawing. Courtesy of the artist.
Andrés Jaque, "Different Kinds of Water Pouring Into a Swimming Pool (Wilma & Juan & Harriette)," 2013. Architectural drawing. Courtesy of the artist.

In this first solo project by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation in Los Angeles, the architect prepares an exhibition, with a series of architectural case studies based in the city of L.A., in which he problematizes the importance of such cases as places of socialization and community, leaving behind the stereotypes that characterize them as disconnected spaces, symbols of ultra-individuality and comfort.

La Planicie House II / Oscar Gonzalez Moix

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
© Juan Solano Ojasi
© Juan Solano Ojasi
  • Architects

  • Location

    La Molina District, Peru
  • Design Team

    Ernesto Bartra, Beatriz Rodríguez, Nicolás Moser
  • Constructor

    Ing. Jose Luis Bustios
  • Area

    905.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Juan Solano Ojasi, Courtesy of Oscar Gonzalez Moix

© Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi +35

Square Vitruve / Atelier du Pont

01:00 - 19 September, 2013
Square Vitruve / Atelier du Pont, ©  Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly
  • Architects

  • Location

    7 Square Vitruve, 75020 Paris, France
  • Project Manager

    Luc Pinsard
  • Site Supervision

    Luc Pinsard et François Kharrat
  • Structure Engineering

    EVP
  • Economist

    RPO
  • General Contractor

    Eiffage
  • Supervising Office

    Qualiconsult
  • Area

    3285.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

©  Luc Boegly ©  Luc Boegly ©  Luc Boegly ©  Luc Boegly +17