The Australian Garden / Taylor Cullity Lethlean + Paul Thompson

01:00 - 28 June, 2013
The Australian Garden / Taylor Cullity Lethlean + Paul Thompson, © John Gollings
© John Gollings

© Ben Wrigley © Peter Hyatt © John Gollings © Ben Wrigley +36

28+: MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Michael Sorkin Studio

01:00 - 28 June, 2013
28+: MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Michael Sorkin Studio, Courtesy of Michael Sorkin Studio
Courtesy of Michael Sorkin Studio

Taking its name from the elevation above which the city is safe from floods, The '28+' proposal by Michael Sorkin Studio for the MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas is a habitable levee. Not simply does it allow the protection – and selective replacement – of buildings otherwise at risk, it actually increases the stock of waterfront residences and commercial spaces and improves public transit connections to the rest of the city. More images and architects' description after the break.

India's Forgotten Stepwells

00:00 - 28 June, 2013
India's Forgotten Stepwells, Agrasen ki Baoli, Delhi. Image © Victoria S. Lautman
Agrasen ki Baoli, Delhi. Image © Victoria S. Lautman

It’s hard to imagine an entire category of architecture slipping off history’s grid, and yet that seems to be the case with India’s incomparable stepwells. Never heard of ‘em? Don’t fret, you’re not alone: millions of tourists – and any number of locals - lured to the subcontinent’s palaces, forts, tombs, and temples are oblivious to these centuries-old water-structures that can even be found hiding-in-plain-sight close to thronged destinations like Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi or Agra’s Taj Mahal.

But now, India’s burgeoning water crisis might lead to redemption for at least some of these subterranean edifices, which are being re-evaluated for their ability to collect and store water. With any luck, tourist itineraries will also start incorporating what are otherwise an “endangered species” of the architecture world.

Learn more about these stepwells' curious histories, after the break...

Rudabai Vav, Adalaj. Image © Victoria S. Lautman Dada Harir Vav, Ahmedabad. Image © Victoria S. Lautman Neemrana Baoli, Neemrana, Rajasthan. Image © Victoria S. Lautman Mukundpura Baoli, Narnaul. Image © Victoria S. Lautman +37

Toender City Hall Extension Competition Entry / HAO (Holm Architecture Office) + Sebastian Misiurek

01:00 - 28 June, 2013
Toender City Hall Extension Competition Entry / HAO (Holm Architecture Office) + Sebastian Misiurek, Courtesy of HAO (Holm Architecture Office) + Sebastian Misiurek
Courtesy of HAO (Holm Architecture Office) + Sebastian Misiurek

Located in Toender, a city in southern Denmark, close to the Danish and German border, the new City hall extension by HAO (Holm Architecture Office) + Sebastian Misiurek is designed to optimize interior flexible space while taking full advantage of the beautiful landscape that surrounds it. Integrating a high degree of spatial flexibility, this enables the building to programmatically change over time, and incorporates a number of informal work and meeting spaces. More images and architects’ description after the break. 

Promenade House / FORM_Kouichi Kimura Arcitects

01:00 - 28 June, 2013
© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +39

Fethard Residence / Aughey O'Flaherty Architects

01:00 - 28 June, 2013
Fethard Residence / Aughey O'Flaherty Architects, © Marie-Louise Halpenny
© Marie-Louise Halpenny

© Marie-Louise Halpenny © Marie-Louise Halpenny © Marie-Louise Halpenny © Marie-Louise Halpenny +16

Herzog & de Meuron Win Competition to Hong Kong Museum

00:00 - 28 June, 2013
Herzog & de Meuron Win Competition to Hong Kong Museum , Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron

West Kowloon Cultural District Authority has appointed Herzog & de Meuron and TFP Farrells to design a new museum for visual culture on the edge of a reclaimed, 14-hectare park in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. Focusing on 20th and 21st century art, design, architecture and moving image, M+ will be one of the first projects to be completed in the West Kowloon Cultural District, and a key venue in creating interdisciplinary exchange between the visual arts and the performing arts in Asia. 

Brigham Building for the Future Proposal / NBBJ

01:00 - 28 June, 2013
Brigham Building for the Future Proposal / NBBJ, © NBBJ
© NBBJ

Brigham and Women’s Hospital just broke ground last week on the Brigham Building for the Future, a 620,000 square-foot translational research and clinical facility designed by NBBJ. Located on the hospital’s Longwood campus, the 11-story project will house eight floors of research laboratories, three floors of clinics, a state-of-the-art imaging facility, social spaces, and a 400-car garage, along with associated site improvements. More images and architects' description after the break.

Public Library in Ceuta / Paredes Pedrosa

01:00 - 28 June, 2013
Public Library in Ceuta / Paredes Pedrosa, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +11

Jackrabbit Wash / Aaron D'Innocenzo

01:00 - 28 June, 2013
Courtesy of Aaron D'Innocenzo
Courtesy of Aaron D'Innocenzo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Joshua Tree, California, United States of America
  • Area

    148.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Aaron D'Innocenzo

Courtesy of Aaron D'Innocenzo Courtesy of Aaron D'Innocenzo Courtesy of Aaron D'Innocenzo Courtesy of Aaron D'Innocenzo +21

Schwäbisch Media / Wiel Arets Architects

01:00 - 28 June, 2013
Schwäbisch Media / Wiel Arets Architects, © Jan Bitter
© Jan Bitter
  • Architects

  • Location

    Karlstraße 16, 88212 Ravensburg, Germany
  • Project Team

    Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Carsten Hilgendorf, Uta Böcker, Tobias Gehrke, Ramón Alvarez-Roa, Ole Hallier, Sjoerd Wilbers
  • Collaborators

    Janosch Welzien, Jasper Stevens, Martin Tessarz, Tobias Bam- berg, Steffen Winkler, Carlatta Giacomin
  • Area

    13800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter +17

28 Posti Restaurant / Francesco Faccin

01:00 - 28 June, 2013
© Filippo Romano
© Filippo Romano
  • Architects

  • Location

    Navigli Lombardi, Alzaia Naviglio Grande, 4, 20144 Milano, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Francesco Faccin, Maria luisa Daglia, Gaetano Berni
  • Bollate LAB

    Liveinslums, Francesco Faccin
  • Image Coordinator

    Claude Marzotto
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Filippo Romano © Filippo Romano © Filippo Romano © Filippo Romano +12

RIBA Considers 'Test of Time' Award

00:00 - 28 June, 2013
RIBA Considers 'Test of Time' Award, Clegg's own project, The Hive, has won a RIBA award this year © Hufton + Crow
Clegg's own project, The Hive, has won a RIBA award this year © Hufton + Crow

On Wednesday Peter Clegg, senior partner at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Chair of the RIBA Awards jury, announced that the Institute is currently holding discussions about introducing a 'test of time' award, reports the Architects' Journal.

Help Stop the 2030 Repeal

00:00 - 28 June, 2013
Help Stop the 2030 Repeal, United States Capitol Building © Karissa Rosenfield / ArchDaily
United States Capitol Building © Karissa Rosenfield / ArchDaily

In a few weeks the Senate will likely vote on an amendment that would remove the 2030 sustainability targets for federal buildings that many architects and US citizens fought to put into motion six years ago. The AIA has requested for your help to prevent this and coordinate visits with Senators while they are back home during the Independence holiday recess next week. Please visit the AIA website here to see how you can help protect federal sustainability targets. 

Nousfit Warehouse / Hideo Horikawa Architect & Associates

01:00 - 27 June, 2013
Nousfit Warehouse / Hideo Horikawa Architect & Associates, © Katsuhisa Kida
© Katsuhisa Kida

© Katsuhisa Kida © Katsuhisa Kida © Katsuhisa Kida © Katsuhisa Kida +31

St. Sebastian Kindergarten / BOLLES+WILSON

01:00 - 27 June, 2013
St. Sebastian Kindergarten / BOLLES+WILSON, © Markus Hauschild
© Markus Hauschild

© Markus Hauschild © Markus Hauschild © Markus Hauschild © Markus Hauschild +20

AD Interviews: Sam Jacob / FAT

01:00 - 27 June, 2013

Sam Jacob and his firm, FAT, challenge what we conceive as architecture. Using both history and contemporary theory, his practice channels ideas to networks of people with similar interests—seemingly infiltrating all corners of the architecture profession (and beyond). Taking pride in the expression of architecture outside its traditional means, Jacob says, “Lack of success in terms of square meters you build, as fast as possible, is no problem at all. We’ve had opportunities to think, opportunities to invent our own ways of making architecture.”

At last year’s Venice Biennale, we asked Sam Jacob about his Museum of Copying—an interesting subject since architecture is, in essence, an unending series of iterations (check out the interview here). As a writer/critic/architect, he teaches at the AA, blogs at Strange Harvest and Dezeen, tweets @_SamJacob, and oversees architecture, art and installation projects at FAT.

FAT was founded in London in the 1990s and is led by Sean Griffiths, Charles Holland and Sam Jacob, each of whom are committed to developing architectural culture both through practice and through design research at institutions including Yale and the Architectural Association.

Read the transcript of our interview with Sam Jacob after the break….

Trailer: The Human Scale

00:00 - 27 June, 2013

Derived from 40 years of research by architect, professor and author Jan Gehl, The Human Scale takes a critical look at the way we build and use our cities. Assumptions about modernity are questioned, as director Andreas M. Dalsgaard urges the viewer to imagine what would happen when we put “people into the center of our equations”.