Rose Lee House / Auburn University Rural Studio

01:00 - 19 July, 2013
© Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley
  • Architects

  • Location

    Footwash, Alabama, United States
  • Faculty Team

    Director Andrew Freear, Instructors: Elena Barthel, Dick Hudgens, John Marusich, Dan Splaingard, Lindsay Butler, Danny Wicke
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Timothy Hursley, Courtesy of Auburn University Rural Studio

© Timothy Hursley Courtesy of Auburn University Rural Studio Courtesy of Auburn University Rural Studio Courtesy of Auburn University Rural Studio +18

VSQ2 / Tony Caro Architecture

01:00 - 19 July, 2013
VSQ2 / Tony Caro Architecture, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia
  • Design Team

    Tony Caro, Simon Mather, Blair Young, Jason Fraser
  • Area

    29600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +27

'Eurorennes Ilot Féval' Winning Proposal / Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

01:00 - 19 July, 2013
'Eurorennes Ilot Féval' Winning Proposal / Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés, Courtesy of Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés
Courtesy of Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

Designed by Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés, in collaboration with Yves-Marie Maurer Architecture and the Atelier Blanchard Marsault Pondevie, their 'Eurorennes Ilot Féval' winning proposal consists of an approximately 22,000m2 office and commercial space, which also includes a theatre arthouse cinema. Located on the south bank of the train station in Rennes, France, the project will be serviced by the TGV (bullet train) with an expected completion date in 2017. More images after the break.

Hut with the Arc Wall / Tato Architects

01:00 - 19 July, 2013
Hut with the Arc Wall / Tato Architects, © Ken'ichi Suzuki
© Ken'ichi Suzuki

© Ken'ichi Suzuki © Ken'ichi Suzuki © Ken'ichi Suzuki © Ken'ichi Suzuki +13

Bio Bio University Library / Rubén Muñoz

00:00 - 19 July, 2013
© Rubén Muñoz
© Rubén Muñoz
  • Architects

  • Location

    Concepción, Concepción, Bío Bío Region, Chile
  • Associate Architect

    Rodrigo Villalobos
  • Area

    1818.0 m2
  • Year

    2007
  • Photography

    Rubén Muñoz, Paulina Wegertseder, Francesca Vives

© Rubén Muñoz © Rubén Muñoz © Rubén Muñoz © Rubén Muñoz +26

Check-Point Building / Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

01:00 - 19 July, 2013
 Check-Point Building / Kimmel Eshkolot Architects, Courtesy of Kimmel Eshkolot Architects
Courtesy of Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

Kimmel Eshkolot Architects has announced that they have won a competition initiated by Tel Aviv University, the Rashi Foundation and Check Point. Located at the center of the campus, the The Check Point Building for computer science and science-oriented youth center was inspired by the image and vision of cloud computing. 

Courtesy of Kimmel Eshkolot Architects Courtesy of Kimmel Eshkolot Architects Courtesy of Kimmel Eshkolot Architects Courtesy of Kimmel Eshkolot Architects +21

Headquarters for Santa Fe Architects Association / Gabriel Biagioni, José Giolongo, Javier Mendiondo, Sergio Pecorari, Luis Pessoni, Ramiro Piva

00:00 - 19 July, 2013
© Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

© Federico Cairoli © Unknown photographer © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli +19

House-K / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates

01:00 - 19 July, 2013
House-K / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates, © Koji Sakai
© Koji Sakai

© Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai +20

The Courtyard House / AR43 Architects

01:00 - 19 July, 2013
The Courtyard House / AR43 Architects, © Albert KS Lim
© Albert KS Lim
  • Architects

  • Location

    Singapore, Singapore
  • Architects

    Lim Cheng Kooi, Murphy Wong, David Mok
  • Structural Engineer

    Ronnie & Koh Consultants
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineer

    Wistec Engineers & Associates
  • Quantity Surveyor

    RJ Consultants
  • Builder

    Bestec Construction
  • Area

    646.3 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Albert KS Lim © Albert KS Lim © Albert KS Lim © Albert KS Lim +22

Punniest Title of the Week: "Google Street Views Gets An EIFFEL"

00:00 - 19 July, 2013

And this week's "punniest" title award goes to Fast Company (there was no contest, really). Beside the pun, of course, the article itself is pretty cool, outlining how Google Street View has followed-up on their latest intrepid capture of the Burj Khalifa with the 1889 classic: the Eiffel Tower. Read the article here and check out the fun video above! 

Yongjia World Trade Centre / UNStudio

01:00 - 19 July, 2013
Yongjia World Trade Centre / UNStudio, Courtesy of UNStudio
Courtesy of UNStudio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Wenzhou, China
  • Architects in Charge

    Ben van Berkel, Astrid Piber
  • Design Team

    Hannes Pfau, Ger Gijzen, Juliane Maier, Martin Zangerl and Sontaya Bluangtook, Amanda Chan, Albert Gnodde, Jan Kokol, Patrik Noome, Mo Lai, Jan Rehders, René Rijkers, Stefano Rocchetti, Shuang Zhang
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of UNStudio

Courtesy of UNStudio Courtesy of UNStudio Courtesy of UNStudio Courtesy of UNStudio +13

Hawthorn House / AM Architecture

01:00 - 19 July, 2013
© Dianna Snape
© Dianna Snape
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
  • Project Director

    Andrew Mellios
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape +22

Z53 Social Housing / MAP/MX + Grupo Nodus

01:00 - 19 July, 2013
Z53 Social Housing / MAP/MX + Grupo Nodus, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Azcapotzalco, México D.F
  • Design Team

    Isaac Michan, Salomon Cohen, Eduardo Lorenzana
  • Area

    3650.0 m2
  • Proyect Year

    2012
  • Photography

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +19

Doppio Hotel and Offices / ArchitekturConsult

01:00 - 18 July, 2013
© Franz Ebner
© Franz Ebner
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rennweg 99, 1030 Wien
  • Architect in Charge

    Johannes Weigl
  • Design Team

    Alejandro Corena, Elisabeth Eder, DI Isabel Zapata-Sanchez
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Franz Ebner © Franz Ebner © Franz Ebner © Franz Ebner +44

Social Housing in Sa Pobla / RIPOLLTIZON

01:00 - 18 July, 2013
© José Hevia
© José Hevia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Majorca Island, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Pep Ripoll - Juan Miguel Tizón
  • Area

    2498.7 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +16

Plaza Internacional / Gracia Studio

01:00 - 18 July, 2013
Plaza Internacional / Gracia Studio, © Luis García
© Luis García
  • Architect Office

  • Location

    Ensenada, Baja California, México
  • Principal

    Jorge Gracia García
  • Collaborators

    Javier Gracia, Valeria Peraza
  • Construction

    Gracia Studio
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Luis García

© Luis García © Luis García © Luis García © Luis García +16

How Engineering the Serpentine Almost Brought AECOM's Computers to a Halt

00:00 - 18 July, 2013
How Engineering the Serpentine Almost Brought AECOM's Computers to a Halt, © Danica Kus
© Danica Kus

AECOM has published an article detailing the way they helped engineer this year’s Serpentive Pavilion. “A typical building might have between 1-2,000 such steel supports, and it’s estimated that the Eiffel Tower has just over 18,000 steel struts, but the Serpentine’s new pavilion has over 26,000 – each one working hard to lend form and strength…The level of detail nearly brought AECOM’s computer systems to a halt. In fact a system upgrade was required to manage the information.” On AECOM’s website you can read more about the challenges of lighting and fireproofing Fujimoto's complicated structure.

OMA Wins Miami Beach Convention Center

00:00 - 18 July, 2013
OMA Wins Miami Beach Convention Center, © OMA
© OMA

After months of competition, debate, and quite a fair share of controversy (from the Miami politiicans that is), OMA and South Beach ACE have beaten BIG to win the Miami Beach Convention Center masterplan. 

Despite the last-ditch efforts of the Miami politicians to keep the drama going (including a presentation on the supposed superiority of the BIG plan, due to time-sensitivity and cost-efficiency) and even the surprising revelation that negotiations with the teams had been taped (we assume to monitor corruption, as accusations of back-handed deals have haunted the vote), the Miami Commissioners approved the South Beach ACE team over the Portman-CMC team (with BIG) in a five to two vote

The 52 acre mixed-used development will not only include an iconic new convention center and hotel, but will revitalize this underutilized area of Miami Beach with a network of undulating, green spaces that integrate into Miami's urban fabric. As OMA Partner-in-charge of the project, Shohei Shigematsu, and Rem Koolhaas said in a statement: "We are thrilled to be chosen to develop one of the most significant urban districts in the US. Our design will reintegrate Miami's vital convention center with its neighbors, offering new facilities as well as amplifying the character of this exciting city."

Last month we interviewed Shohei Shigematsu about the Miami Project. Check out that interview, as well as a short video of the proposal itself, after the break...