Denise Scott Brown Demands Recognition from Pritzker

00:00 - 29 March, 2013
© Frank Hanswijk
© Frank Hanswijk

During a speech at the AJ Women in Architecture luncheon in London last week, postmodern icon Denise Scott Brown requested to be acknowledged retrospectively for her role in Robert Venturi’s 1991 Pritzker Prize, describing Pritzker’s inability to acknowledge her involvement as “very sad”.

Although at the time of the award Brown had co-partnered their practice Venturi Scott Brown and Associates for over 22 years and played a critical role in the evolution of architectural theory and design alongside Venturi for the over 30 years, as well as co-authored the transformative 1970’s book Learning from Las Vegas, her role as “wife” seemed to have trumped her role as an equal partner when the Pritzker jury chose to only honor her husband, Venturi.

More information and an online petition after the break...

B+L HQ / 137kilo Architekci

01:00 - 29 March, 2013
© Jacek Kołodziejski
© Jacek Kołodziejski

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Tartu Health Care College / Kavakava Architects

01:00 - 29 March, 2013
© Jaan Sokk
© Jaan Sokk

© Martin Siplane © Martin Siplane © Martin Siplane © Martin Siplane +28

Sugamo Shinkin Bank, Ekoda Branch / Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design

01:00 - 29 March, 2013
© Daisuke Shima
© Daisuke Shima
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nerima-ku, Tokyo
  • Architect in Charge

    Emmanuelle Moureaux
  • Interior Design

    Emmanuelle Moureaux
  • General Contractor

    Shiraishi Construction Corporation
  • Area

    57408.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Daisuke Shima

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Report Suggests Demolishing Unsustainable Mid-Century Skyscrapers in New York

00:00 - 29 March, 2013
Courtesy of wikiarquitectura.com
Courtesy of wikiarquitectura.com

Mayor Bloomberg's controversial plans to rezone midtown New York, allowing for bigger and bolder skyscrapers, has found an unlikely ally in the form of environmentalists.

Re-zoning midtown would ultimately lead to the demolition of the corporate steel and glass skyscrapers, which preservationists argue are emblematic of the cutting edge modernism that swept 1950's America. However, landlords contest that - for the most part - they are poorly built copycats of seminal landmarks such as the Seagram and Lever buildings and are not particularly significant or suited for modern needs. 

More information after the break..

Y-Clinic / ARCO Architects

01:00 - 29 March, 2013
© Ippei Shinzawa
© Ippei Shinzawa

© Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa +29

Cambodian Sustainable Housing Proposal / Architetto Matteo Ascani

01:00 - 29 March, 2013
Courtesy of Architetto Matteo Ascani
Courtesy of Architetto Matteo Ascani

Designed by Architetto Matteo Ascani (AMA), the main driving force behind the their Cambonian Sustainable Housing project was to somehow recreate the sensation of living in a typical Cambodian house, where people have to maintain their own traditions, but in healthy and safe living conditions. Combined with a type of spatial experience that allows flexibility and the simple method of construction, this environmentally conscious design is able to respond to the needs of this society. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Swimming Center In Barbate / EDDEA

01:00 - 29 March, 2013
Courtesy of EDDEA
Courtesy of EDDEA
  • Architects

  • Location

    Barbate, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    EDDEA
  • Design Team

    José M Sánchez Rey, María Romero, Felipe Clemente, Francisco Losada
  • Partners in Charge

    Ignacio Laguillo Díaz, Harald Schönegger
  • Quantity Surveyor

    Rosalino Daza
  • Area

    2350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Courtesy of EDDEA Courtesy of EDDEA Courtesy of EDDEA Courtesy of EDDEA +15

Fire Station / Van Rooijen Nourbakhsh Architecten

01:00 - 29 March, 2013
© Cornbread Works
© Cornbread Works

© Cornbread Works © Cornbread Works © Cornbread Works © Cornbread Works +18

'Future of Cities' Daniel Libeskind Lecture

00:00 - 29 March, 2013
Courtesy of Washington University in St. Louis
Courtesy of Washington University in St. Louis

Taking place this coming Tuesday, April 2nd at 6:30pm, Daniel Libeskind, one of the most celebrated architects working today, will be delivering the 'Future of Cities' lecture as part of the Assembly Series at Washington University in St. LouisHis presentation, sponsored by the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and the Architecture Student Council, is free and open to the public and will take place in Graham Chapel. Well known for his Jewish Museum in Berlin, the museum’s radical, strikingly asymmetrical design, is a true icon for the city and the country of Germany. He has received numerous awards including the 2001 Hiroshima Art Prize - an award given to an artist whose work promotes international understanding and peace, never before given to an architect. Fore more information, please visit here.

The Mississauga Public Library Project / RDH Architects

01:00 - 29 March, 2013
Courtesy of RDH Architects
Courtesy of RDH Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    RDH Architects
  • Design Team

    Tyler Sharp, Bob Goyeche, Graham Gavine, Sanjoy Pal, Marnie Williams, Scott Waugh, George Agnew
  • Landscape Architect

    NAK Design
  • Structural Engineers

    Halsall Associates Ltd
  • Civil Engineers

    Valdor Engineering Inc
  • Contractor

    Brown Daniels Associates
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of RDH Architects

Courtesy of RDH Architects Courtesy of RDH Architects Courtesy of RDH Architects Courtesy of RDH Architects +23

Apartment Building in Chailly / Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architects

01:00 - 29 March, 2013
© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti
© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti

© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti +23

Arup Documentary: Traces of Peter Rice

00:00 - 29 March, 2013

Peter Rice has been described as both one of the best engineers and architects of the twentieth century. Unhappy with the role that engineers play in designing buildings, Rice dedicated his life to championing brave innovation and poetry through structure in a way that helped bridge the gap between engineering and architecture. His desire to work in tandem with architects, towards a shared vision, made him one of the most in-demand engineers of the twentieth century.

Assess: Who Cares for Chilean Cities?

00:00 - 29 March, 2013

“Assess: Chile at Columbia” is an initiative led by the Latin Lab at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation’s (GSAPP) of Columbia University that discusses, in several formats, the state of contemporary cities in the southern country by addressing the question: who cares for Chilean cities?

This project aims to raise questions and skip external, often patronizing understandings of Chilean practices. To do so, “Assess: Chile at Columbia” invites Chilean scholars who— closely in touch with both national practices and international debates in the fields of architecture, public space, and urban projects—are uniquely positioned to initiate a critical conversation.

Distinguished Chilean scholars Luis Eduardo Bresciani, Romy Hecht, and Rodrigo Pérez de Arce selected three projects to represent each of the aforementioned categories in the exhibition Answers form Architecture, Public Space and Urban Projects, to be held on the 100 Level of Avery Hall. This show will inform the Conference “Who cares for Chilean cities?,” at which renowned US-based scholars Saskia Sassen, Stan Allen, and Iñaki Ábalos will assess the topics and works presented by their Chilean peers, opening up a further discussion moderated by GSAPP faculty Clara Irazábal, Galia Solomonoff, and Enrique Walker.

Great Fen Visiting Center Competition Entry / Alexandros Avlonitis + Aggeliki Anagnostopoulou

01:00 - 29 March, 2013
Courtesy of Alexandros Avlonitis
Courtesy of Alexandros Avlonitis

Designed by Alexandros Avlonitis + Aggeliki Anagnostopoulou, their proposal for the Great Fen Visiting Center is derived by the observation of the natural environment of the site and its manipulation by he human factor. The concept is based on an attempt to mimic a very common phenomenon of agricultural terrains: the stacking of blocks of hay, and their impulsive installation in the middle of endless fields. Therefore, the new Great Fen Visitor Center becomes not a building, but a stack of volumes placed in the landscape. More images and architects' description after the break.

Fletcher Hotel / Benthem Crouwel Architects

01:00 - 29 March, 2013
© Jannes Linders
© Jannes Linders

© Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders Courtesy of Rene van Dongen © Jannes Linders +23

Bear House / Onion

01:00 - 28 March, 2013
© Wison Tungthunya
© Wison Tungthunya

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Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport VIP Terminal Winning Proposal / CPG Consultants

01:00 - 28 March, 2013
Courtesy of CPG Consultants
Courtesy of CPG Consultants

CPG Consultants recently won the Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport VIP terminal design competition, which was organized by the Airports Corporation of Vietnam. Expected to be completed in late 2014, the lotus flower-inspired design with its iconic petal-shaped pavilion roof will extend a ceremonious welcome to Heads of State and dignitaries as they arrive or depart from Hanoi. The new VIP Terminal will feature an octagonal geometry in plan, with the reception hall, state lounge and president lounges forming the centerpiece while the VIP lounges and function rooms form the angled part of the perimeter. More images and architects' description after the break.