Crafting the Interview 4.0 Event

00:00 - 20 April, 2013
Courtesy of nycobaNOMA
Courtesy of nycobaNOMA

Now in it's 4th year, the New York Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NYCOBA) announced their Crafting the Interview event for graduating college students and young professionals seeking feedback on their portfolio. A panel presentation will provide information about the job searching process and current market trends. The event will offer constructive one-on-one feedback to participants and a panel discussion comprised of HR professionals representing different sectors of the architectural + design community. The event is intended to prepare attendees to be practiced for potential interviews and to gain an understanding of current job trends. The event will take place May 18th from 11:00am-4:30pm. For more information, please visit here.

Taronga Zoo / BVN Architecture

01:00 - 20 April, 2013
© John Gollings
© John Gollings

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings +12

W-House / Uchida Architect Design Office

01:00 - 20 April, 2013
© Hiroyuki Kawano
© Hiroyuki Kawano

© Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano +16

Zhujiajiao Museum of Humanities & Arts / Scenic Architecture Office

01:00 - 20 April, 2013
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai
  • Architect in Charge

    Zhu Xiaofeng
  • Design Team

    Li Qitong, Xu Lei, Dong Zhiping, Zhang Hao
  • Client

    Shanghai Dianshanhu Newtown Development Ltd.
  • Structural & MEP

    Shanghai Xiandai Huagai Architectural Design Ltd.
  • Area

    1818.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +20

The Connected City Design Challenge

01:00 - 20 April, 2013
Courtesy of Dallas CityDesign Studio
Courtesy of Dallas CityDesign Studio

Aiming to build awareness of urban design solutions capable of shaping Dallas forward, The Connected City Design Challenge is asking participants to develop a more refined and specific strategy for connecting the downtown and river, and assist in securing future public and private investment. By empowering both designers and citizens, The Challenge will work to realize integrated solutions that improve the livability and viability of our city. In order to secure the most capable design talent and facilitate a variety of solutions, this will be structured as a competitive process consisting of two idea streams: a professional stream and an open stream. Requests for qualifications are due May 9 for the professional stream and for the open stream, the deadline for submissions is October 3. For more information, please visit here.

Azercosmos / Nariman Architecture

01:00 - 20 April, 2013
© Shahin Huseinov
© Shahin Huseinov
  • Architects

    Nariman Architecture
  • Location

    Azerbaijan
  • Architect in Charge

    Nariman Imamaliev
  • Design Team

    A.Elchin, M.Urfan, H.Nigar, I.Samira, A.Susan, A.Nigar, Q.Rafael
  • Constructors

    Sakhavat Asadov, Abdulla Ahmadov
  • Area

    2200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Shahin Huseinov © Shahin Huseinov © Shahin Huseinov © Shahin Huseinov +41

Kickstarter Campaign Seeks Funds To Produce Film About Eileen Gray

00:00 - 20 April, 2013
Courtesy of Christie's
Courtesy of Christie's

As we've mentioned before, Irish designer Eileen Gray was undoubtedly one of the most influential, and most overlooked, designers of the 20th century. However, a new Kickstarter campaign aims to put that right once and for all. The campaign is seeking funds to help renovate Gray's seminal house, E-1027, for the production of a feature film about the architect. 

National Maritime Museum Competition Entry / Holm Architecture Office (HAO) + AI

01:00 - 20 April, 2013
Courtesy of Holm Architecture Office (HAO) + AI
Courtesy of Holm Architecture Office (HAO) + AI

Situated outside the city of Tianjin in Northern China, the proposal for the new National Maritime Museum is designed to house both new and old maritime items with a focus on celebrating the historical achievements of Chinese naval exploration through out time. Designed by Holm Architecture Offce (HAO) + AI the museum combines all aspects of the maritime world, from aquarium to sailing to education, combining a series of unique visitor experiences under one roof. More images and architects’ description after the break.

PLAYscapes International Design Competition

01:00 - 20 April, 2013
Courtesy of Building Trust international
Courtesy of Building Trust international

Building Trust international just launched 'PLAYscapes', an international design competition that challenges professional and student architects, designers, engineers and artists to find exciting design proposals to transform neglected parts of cities into interactive landscapes, encouraging public engagement, community involvement and sustainable adaptive reuse. Proposals should be sited in an abandoned or forgotten urban site and develop PLAYscapes that create opportunity for interaction and play for citizens of all ages. Submissions are due July 29. To register, and for more information, please visit here.

Billon / Vincent Kohler

00:00 - 20 April, 2013
© Geoffrey Cottenceau
© Geoffrey Cottenceau

Created by Swiss sculpter Vincent Kohler, this stunning installation beautifully deconstructs the log. Titled “Billon”, 110 x 100 x 300 cm piece is made of wood, polystyrène, and résine. 

Iberia Center for Contemporary Art / Approach Architecture Studio

01:00 - 20 April, 2013
Courtesy of Approach Architecture Studio
Courtesy of Approach Architecture Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing
  • Architect in Charge

    Liang Jingyu
  • Art Director

    Lu Qiong
  • Design Team

    Peng Xiaohu, Zhao Ning, Li Honglei, Yang Jieqing, Zhou Yuan, Gu Wei
  • Engineers

    Beijing Jiuyuan Tri-Star Architects Partnership
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Approach Architecture Studio

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Mexican Architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez Dies at 94

00:00 - 19 April, 2013

Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, one of the most important Mexican architects of the 20th century, died yesterday on his 94th birthday in Mexico City. Ramírez headed the construction of many of Mexico's modernist landmarks including several museums, the nation's largest sports stadium and a shrine that attracts the most pilgrimages in the country.

Read more on Pedro Ramírez Vázquez and his architectural legacy after the break.

CUNIPIC Headquarters / CODIstudio

01:00 - 19 April, 2013
Courtesy of CODIstudio
Courtesy of CODIstudio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vallfogona de Balaguer, Lleida, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    CODIstudio
  • Leading Architect

    Oscar FRAGO
  • Design Team

    Cristina ALCALDE, Kenneth McGUIRE
  • Design & Calculus of Building Structures

    Oscar FRAGO
  • Area

    425.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of CODIstudio

Courtesy of CODIstudio Courtesy of CODIstudio Courtesy of CODIstudio Courtesy of CODIstudio +22

BIG Breaks Ground on Faroe Islands Education Centre

01:00 - 19 April, 2013
Courtesy of BIG
Courtesy of BIG

Situated on a hillside in the outskirts of Torshavn, the capital of the autonomous Denmark province of Faroe Islands, the new Marknagil Education Center will seek to “establish synergies” between three educational institutions under one roof. The BIG-designed, 19,200 square meter will provide for more than 1,200 students and 300 teachers by housing the Faroe Islands Gymnasium, Torshavns Technical College and Business College of Faroe Islands in a single building, making it the largest educational building in the country’s history. 

More images and the architect’s description after the break...

Stone House / Carl Fredrik Svenstedt Architect

01:00 - 19 April, 2013
© Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie

© Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie +14

ENSTA / JB Lacoudre Architectures

01:00 - 19 April, 2013
© 11h45
© 11h45

© 11h45 © Nicolas Borel © 11h45 © Nicolas Borel +12

4B / Holscher Arkitekter

01:00 - 19 April, 2013
© Peter Nørby
© Peter Nørby

In the centre of Copenhagen, close to Nyboder, Holscher Arkitekter has designed and con-structed a residential project on a very narrow site of seven meters. The structure is unusual in its form, in its detailing and in its relation to the city. The project 4B consists of a slim structure of glass, a plaster gable and a light cladding of Tombac. From the ground to the fourth floor the building is facing north and south. The struc-ture is extruded from the street to the courtyard taking a cue in height from the tall adjacent red brick house and forming a white plaster wall against the 3 storey neighbouring house. From the 4th to 7th floor the building opens towards west and the Østre Anlæg park. The band clad with Tombac flows over the facades from the main entrance to the courtyard, breaking the scale to the historic urban context.

Tree Art Museum / Daipu Architects

01:00 - 19 April, 2013
© Shu He
© Shu He
  • Architects

    Daipu Architects
  • Location

    Song Zhuang, Mentougou Qu, Beijing Shi, China
  • Design Team

    Dai Pu, Feng Jing, Liu Yi
  • Area

    3200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Shu He

© Shu He © Shu He © Shu He © Shu He +24