Koica Library / Solis Colomer Arquitectos

01:00 - 11 June, 2013
Koica Library / Solis Colomer Arquitectos, Courtesy of Solis Colomer arquitectos
Courtesy of Solis Colomer arquitectos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zona 13, Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Area

    812.0 m2
  • Year

    2011
  • Photography

    Courtesy of Solis Colomer arquitectos

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DPS Kindergarden School / Khosla Associates

01:00 - 11 June, 2013
DPS Kindergarden School / Khosla Associates, © Shamanth Patil
© Shamanth Patil
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Principal Designers

    Sandeep Khosla and Amaresh Anand
  • Design Team

    Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand, and Bijeta Bachaspati
  • Client

    Annabelle Manwaring
  • Area

    35000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Shamanth Patil © Shamanth Patil © Shamanth Patil © Shamanth Patil +21

2013 Great Places Award Winners Announced

00:00 - 10 June, 2013
2013 Great Places Award Winners Announced, Northerly Island /  Studio Gang Architects + SmithGroupJJR
Northerly Island / Studio Gang Architects + SmithGroupJJR

Seven exemplary projects in architecture, planning, landscape architecture, and urban design have been named winners of the 2013 Great Places Awards and were honored during the 44th annual conference of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) earlier this month. The EDRA Great Places Awards recognizes professional and scholarly excellence in environmental design and pay special attention to the relationship between physical form and human activity or experience.

The winners after the break...

KMC Corporate Office / RMA Architects

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
KMC Corporate Office / RMA Architects, © Robert Stephens
© Robert Stephens

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Modular Box / SPSS Design

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
Modular Box / SPSS Design, © Ricardo Oliveira
© Ricardo Oliveira
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    José Simões
  • Area

    110.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Ricardo Oliveira © Ricardo Oliveira © Ricardo Oliveira © Ricardo Oliveira +29

Emergency Shelter Winning Design / Nic Gonsalves + Nic Martoo

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
Emergency Shelter Winning Design / Nic Gonsalves + Nic Martoo, © Scott Burrows
© Scott Burrows

Young Australian designers, Nic Gonsalves and Nic Martoo from leading architecture firm Conrad Gargett Riddel, have won an international award for their innovative emergency shelter design for victims of natural and man-made disasters. Showcased in Brisbane's King George Square last year and having recently toured to Melbourne's Federation Square last month, their design provides ease of fabrication without the use mechanical tools; a place to house both occupants and their belongings; and the ability to control the level of engagement with the outside world through a flexible skin of solid, translucent and transparent shingles. More images and the designers' description after the break.

Should Architects Follow a Code of Ethics?

00:00 - 10 June, 2013
Should Architects Follow a Code of Ethics?, Pelican Bay State Prison © Jelson25
Pelican Bay State Prison © Jelson25

In the latest episode of his 99% Invisible podcast, Roman Mars bravely takes on a very sensitive topic: the design of prisons which contain execution chambers or house prisoners in solitary confinement. More specifically, the podcast discusses whether architects have a moral duty to decline these commissions and whether, as a profession, architecture should have a code of ethics which prevents registered architects from participating in such designs.

He compares architecture to the medical profession, where the American Medical Association imposes an ethical code on its members which all but forbids them from taking part in execution by lethal injection, based on medicine's general aim of preservation, rather than destruction of life. The American Institute of Architect's ethical code is both generic and meager in comparison: “Members should uphold human rights in all their professional endeavors.”

39 Housing Program / José Soto García

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
39 Housing Program / José Soto García, © Imagina2
© Imagina2
  • Architects

  • Location

    11593 Estella del Marqués, Cádiz, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    José Soto García
  • Collaborators

    Mercedes Salido Suárez, Lourdes Ramirez Retamal, Damián Sobral Rivas, David Castillo Falcón
  • Constructor

    Ameconst S.L. Ejuca s.a.
  • Area

    6362.0 sqm
  • Photographs

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Fremantle Additions / Jonathan Lake Architects

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
Fremantle Additions / Jonathan Lake Architects, © Robert Frith
© Robert Frith

© Robert Frith © Robert Frith © Robert Frith © Robert Frith +22

Aurea Residence / Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
Aurea Residence / Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture, © Dale Tu
© Dale Tu
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, WA, USA
  • General Contractor

    Delen Construction Services Inc
  • Artwork

    Cassandria Blackmore
  • Engineering

    LFD Structural Engineering
  • Area

    3300.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Dale Tu © Dale Tu © Dale Tu © Dale Tu +21

Merate Piazza / Archea

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
Merate Piazza / Archea, © Pietro Savorelli
© Pietro Savorelli
  • Architects

  • Location

    Piazza Italia, 23807 Merate LC, Italy
  • Structures

    Studio Myallonnier
  • Area

    5280.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli +24

House in Agrinio / John Karahalios

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
House in Agrinio / John Karahalios, Courtesy of John Karahalios
Courtesy of John Karahalios
  • Architects

  • Location

    Agrinio, Greece
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of John Karahalios

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Kunstcluster / van Dongen-Koschuch

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
Kunstcluster / van Dongen-Koschuch, Courtesy of van Dongen-Koschuch
Courtesy of van Dongen-Koschuch
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nieuwegein, Netherlands
  • Architects

    Frits van Dongen and Patrick Koschuch
  • Project Team

    H. de Haas, J. Baks, J.W. Baijense, F. Jaubert, R. Versteeg, R. Bos, K.R. Sluijs, S. Lin, R. Duarte
  • Area

    27550.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of van Dongen-Koschuch

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The Indicator: No More Interns

00:00 - 10 June, 2013
The Indicator: No More Interns, Sampson Kempthorne workhouse design for 300 paupers, plan view, via wikipedia
Sampson Kempthorne workhouse design for 300 paupers, plan view, via wikipedia

The title “intern” should be banished from the profession of architecture. It’s about time. It has run its course. It’s outmoded and contributes to a culture of exploitation in the guise of opportunity. Frankly, it makes us look so nineteenth century.

More importantly, I’m tired of seeing articles decrying the state of interns every summer when “intern season” kicks in. Can we just be done with this? It’s depressing. Don’t exploit the interns! Pay the interns! No free labor! Class action lawsuit! Solidarity! FU pay me! All very well and good. However, if labor laws and ethics have not fixed the problem, maybe getting rid of the title will. It’s just a title, but it sets a bad precedent.

SANAA Unveils Plans for New Downtown Arts & Design Campus in Jerusalem

00:00 - 10 June, 2013
SANAA Unveils Plans for New Downtown Arts & Design Campus in Jerusalem, © SANAA
© SANAA

Today, SANAA (Sejima & Nishizawa and Associates) unveiled plans for a 400,000 square-foot building in Jerusalem that will form a new, interdisciplinary downtown campus for the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. The competition-winning proposal, designed by the 2010 Pritzker laureates in collaboration with Israel’s Nir -Kutz Architects, features an array of stacked horizontal slabs that react to the area’s topography and surrounding context in order to create a series of outdoor terraced viewing platforms and multi-level interior spaces where students and teachers can meet, study and display their work. 

More on the new SANAA-design downtown campus after the break...

Interior for Students / Ruetemple

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
© Ruetemple
© Ruetemple
  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Moscow, Russia
  • Design Team

    Alexander Kudimov, Daria Butahina
  • Area

    33.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Ruetemple © Ruetemple © Ruetemple © Ruetemple +42

Kensington International Kindergarten / Plan Architect

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
© Ketsiree Wongwan
© Ketsiree Wongwan

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Medical Facility in Burges / Cristian Panaite + Katrien Devreese

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
Medical Facility in Burges / Cristian Panaite + Katrien Devreese, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +12