Infographic: Life Inside The Kowloon Walled City

00:00 - 18 April, 2013
Courtesy of South China Morning Post
Courtesy of South China Morning Post

It has been twenty years since the demolition of the Kowloon Walled City. To mark this, the South China Morning Post has created an info-graphic that details the facts and figures of what life was like inside this architectural oddity. 

Read more about the madness that was KWC after the break...

Kauwi Interpretive Centre / Woodhead

01:00 - 18 April, 2013
© Mark Zed Photography
© Mark Zed Photography

© Mark Zed Photography © Mark Zed Photography © Mark Zed Photography © Mark Zed Photography +11

CSMVS - Visitor Centre at the Prince of Wales Museum / RMA Architects

01:00 - 18 April, 2013
© Rajesh Vora
© Rajesh Vora

© Rajesh Vora © Rajesh Vora © Rajesh Vora © Rajesh Vora +18

Sagaponack / Bates Masi Architects

01:00 - 18 April, 2013
© Michael Moran
© Michael Moran
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sagaponack, NY, USA
  • General Contractor

    Wright & Co. Construction
  • Interior Designer

    Bates Masi Architects
  • Landscape Architect

    Stephen Stimson
  • Area

    8965.0 ft2
  • Photographs

    Michael Moran

© Michael Moran © Michael Moran © Michael Moran © Michael Moran +20

Shino / Kimura Matsumoto

01:00 - 18 April, 2013
© Yuko Tada
© Yuko Tada

© Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada +25

Tower Restoration in Huercal-Overa / Castillo Miras Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 April, 2013
© Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +20

Police Headquarters / Juan Alberto Morillas Martín

01:00 - 18 April, 2013
© Jesus Granada
© Jesus Granada
  • Architects

    Juan Alberto Morillas Martín
  • Location

    Granada, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Juan Alberto Morillas Martín
  • Engineering

    OTINGAR S.L.
  • Structure Calculation

    OTINGAR S.L.
  • Collaborators

    Luis Miguel París López
  • Technical Architect

    Miguel Fernández Melguizo
  • Area

    2751.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Jesus Granada

© Jesus Granada © Jesus Granada © Jesus Granada © Jesus Granada +38

Single Family House / Brandt + Simon Architekten

01:00 - 18 April, 2013
© Michael Nast
© Michael Nast
  • Architects

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Ralph Brandt, Martin Simon
  • Structural Framework

    Christian Müller, Frank Niehues
  • Area

    784.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Michael Nast

© Michael Nast © Michael Nast © Michael Nast © Michael Nast +19

SOM & CASE Launch AEC Industry's First Crowd-sourced, Web-based Resource for Sharing Innovative Tools & Technologies

00:00 - 17 April, 2013
Courtesy of CASE Inc
Courtesy of CASE Inc

SOM and CASE has formally launched AEC-APPS, the first crowd-sourced, web-based library for applications used by architects, engineers and construction professionals. This is a one-of-a-kind initiative in the AEC Industry and is a non-profit online community that allows digital tool users and toolmakers to share ideas, tips and resources covering a wide array of applications, ranging from commercially-marketed products to user-created scripts and utilities. After months of beta testing, the site currently hosts more than 500 users who have posted 800 apps that can be used in the design, construction and operation of buildings.

Read more about this new initiative after the break.

En-able – Paralytic Home Proposal / Triple O Studio

01:00 - 17 April, 2013
Courtesy of Triple O Studio
Courtesy of Triple O Studio

Designed by Triple O Studio, the basic premise they had for their design of the En-able – Paralytic Home was to keep in mind the every day activities of the differently-able and the specific nuances in the design of catering to their needs. Located in Sri Lanka, the architects wanted to create an environment that would bring about a feeling of community and help keep their spirits up. More images and architects' description after the break.

MOCA Chengdu / Jiakun Architects

01:00 - 17 April, 2013
Courtesy of Jiakun Architects
Courtesy of Jiakun Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Liu Jiakun, Wang Lun, Luo Hong, Fang Xianhao, Luo Ming
  • Landscape Designers

    Liu Jiakun, Luo Ming, Li Jing
  • Contactor

    Sichuan Fourth Construction, Engineering Company
  • Area

    8027.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Jiakun Architects

Courtesy of Jiakun Architects Courtesy of Jiakun Architects Courtesy of Jiakun Architects Courtesy of Jiakun Architects +10

The Green Pine Garden / Scenic Architecture

01:00 - 17 April, 2013
Courtesy of Scenic Architecture
Courtesy of Scenic Architecture

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Spotlight on Design: SOM

01:00 - 17 April, 2013
Al Hamra Firdous Tower by SOM / © Tim Griffith
Al Hamra Firdous Tower by SOM / © Tim Griffith

Taking place at the National Building Museum on May 14 from 6:30-8:00pm, SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Architects) design principal Gary Haney, AIA, RIBA, will present the innovative design process behind the firm’s work, including the recently completed, 1,354-foot tall, Al Hamra Tower in Kuwait City, one of the world’s tallest buildings and the tallest building in Kuwait. Since its founding in 1936, the firm has designed and engineered some of the tallest buildings in the world-notably Chicago's Willis Tower, and New York's One World Trade Center. To register, and for more information, please visit here.

Films & Architecture: "Old Boy"

00:00 - 17 April, 2013

Hebei University Library Winning Proposal / Damian Donze (Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute)

01:00 - 17 April, 2013
Courtesy of Damian Donze
Courtesy of Damian Donze

With an area of 48,636m2, the site of the Hebei University Library is located in the center of the new Beicheng Campus. This competition winning proposal by Damian Donze, of the Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute, is clearly divided. The base of the building is designated for some offices, an archive, a network center, a convention center and an exhibitions center. This way, the West entrance is reserved for the offices and the the network center while the East entrance is reserved for the convention center and the exhibition center. More images and architect's description after the break.

The Lushi Hill Club / Atelier Fronti

01:00 - 17 April, 2013
Courtesy of Atelier Fronti
Courtesy of Atelier Fronti

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Brownie / Uchida Architect Design Office

01:00 - 17 April, 2013
© Hiroyuki Kawano
© Hiroyuki Kawano

© Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano +14

Is an Olympic Bid Ever Worth It? What if You Lose?

00:00 - 17 April, 2013
Via the Atlantic Cities "The would-be BMX track in Douglas Park, from Chicago's Bid Book."
Via the Atlantic Cities "The would-be BMX track in Douglas Park, from Chicago's Bid Book."

In "How (Not) to Host the Olympics," I suggest that, when it comes to Olympic Planning, there is one Golden Rule: “The best thing to do if you’re bidding for the Olympics, Is to Not Get the Olympics.”

However, a recent article from The Atlantic Cities' Emily Badger takes that claim to question.

Badger follows up in Chicago, a city that bid - hard - for the 2016 Olympics (which will take place in Rio de Janeiro). As she puts it: "We often ask what Olympic cities really get in return for all the money, energy, and construction chaos invested in hosting the world's largest sporting event. But the story of cities that vie for but never win the Games raises a different question.

'What does putting together a bid that is unsuccessful leave you?'"