Nova Green / Agence Bernard Bühler

01:00 - 27 June, 2013
Nova Green / Agence Bernard Bühler, © Vincent Monthiers
© Vincent Monthiers
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenue Emile Counord, 33300 Bordeaux, France
  • Consulting Engineers

    COUTANCEAU (Béton) VIVIEN (Thermique) MEILHAN-BORDES (VRD)
  • Area

    3997.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Vincent Monthiers © Vincent Monthiers © Vincent Monthiers © Vincent Monthiers +17

Family House / Zette Ateliér

01:00 - 27 June, 2013
Courtesy of Zette Ateliér
Courtesy of Zette Ateliér
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mikulovice, Czech Republic
  • Architect in Charge

    Zdenek Balik
  • Area

    380.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Zette Ateliér

Courtesy of Zette Ateliér Courtesy of Zette Ateliér Courtesy of Zette Ateliér Courtesy of Zette Ateliér +12

Adelaide Entertainment Centre / DesignInc

01:00 - 27 June, 2013
Adelaide Entertainment Centre / DesignInc, © Dianna Snape
© Dianna Snape
  • Architects

  • Location

    Adelaide, Australia
  • Project Team

    John Williams (Project Director), John Loftus-Hill (Associate), Ian Khoo (Associate), Peter Whiter (Project Architect), Jacqui Williams (Senior Interior Designer / Associate), Aldona Pajdak (Senior Interior Designer), Travers Cunnington (Senior Graphic Designer)
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape +14

Central Arizona College / SmithGroupJJR

01:00 - 26 June, 2013
© Liam Frederick
© Liam Frederick
  • Architects

  • Location

    8470 North Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128, USA
  • Design Director

    Mark Kranz
  • Project Manager

    Eddie Garcia
  • Project Architect

    Joshua Vacca
  • Designer

    Justin Trexler, Carrie Perrone
  • Photographs

© Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Liam Frederick © Liam Frederick +33

Olympic Energy Centres / John McAslan + Partners

01:00 - 26 June, 2013
© Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow +30

Marecollege / 24H Architecture

01:00 - 26 June, 2013
Marecollege / 24H Architecture, Courtesy of Boris Zeisser
Courtesy of Boris Zeisser
  • Architects

  • Location

    Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Design

    Boris Zeisser, Maartje Lammers
  • Collaborators

    Harm Janssen, Jasper Deurloo, Lucia Gimenez Puerta, Koen Karst, Emma Westerduin, Marine Lacroix
  • Area

    3800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Courtesy of Boris Zeisser Courtesy of Boris Zeisser Courtesy of Boris Zeisser Courtesy of Boris Zeisser +14

James Turrell Transforms the Guggenheim

00:00 - 26 June, 2013
James Turrell Transforms the Guggenheim , Aten Reign, 2013 / James Turrell; Photo: David Heald © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York
Aten Reign, 2013 / James Turrell; Photo: David Heald © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

With one of his largest installations to date, American artist James Turrell has transformed the rotunda of Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Guggenheim Museum into a mesmerizing Skyspace. Shifting between natural and artificial light, Aten Reign - James Turrells main attraction - illuminates the central void with a brightly colored, banded pattern that imitates the museum’s famous ramps. This presents a dynamic perceptual experience in which the materiality of light is exposed. 

More images of the luminous and immersive Skyspace after the break. 

Gehry’s Controversial Design for Eisenhower Memorial Approved

00:00 - 26 June, 2013
Gehry’s Controversial Design for Eisenhower Memorial Approved, Courtesy of Gehry Partners, LLP, 2013
Courtesy of Gehry Partners, LLP, 2013

Despite harsh criticism and a lingering threat from the House to scrap funding and start anew, the Eisenhower Memorial Commission has unanimously approved Frank Gehry’s design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington DC. The $110 million project, nearly fourteen years in the making, has undergone numerous revisions in the past couple years in search of a compromise between the commission and its opposition, namely the Eisenhower family. 

Though the odds started to lean in the opposition’s favor, the commission is pressing forward with their plans and Gehry is expected to present his design to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts next month and the National Capital Planning Commission in early fall for review and approval.

'The Cola-Bow' Installation / penda

01:00 - 26 June, 2013
'The Cola-Bow' Installation / penda, © penda
© penda

Designed by penda, the cola-bow installation is a public art installation made out of more than 17,000 recycled plastic bottles, which were braided to create a shape inspired by the swings of the Coca-Cola logo. Designed for the 2nd Beijing University Creation Expo, which turns into the Beijing Design Week, the installation aims to also serve as a statement against plastic pollution by taking trash and turning it into a shelter. More images and architects' description after the break.

Linq / NU architectuuratelier

01:00 - 26 June, 2013
Linq / NU architectuuratelier, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +17

Mas del Caixó / Teo Hidalgo Nácher + Felipe García

01:00 - 26 June, 2013
Mas del Caixó / Teo Hidalgo Nácher  + Felipe García, © Ignacio Gomez
© Ignacio Gomez

© Ignacio Gomez © Ignacio Gomez © Ignacio Gomez © Ignacio Gomez +13

Taksim Square's Temporary Structures, Rendered

00:00 - 26 June, 2013
Taksim Square's Temporary Structures, Rendered, Courtesy of occupygeziarchitecture.tumblr.com
Courtesy of occupygeziarchitecture.tumblr.com

Architecture emerges with every "occupy" movement or protest. From whatever meager resources at hand, occupiers create structures to fulfill very specific purposes - from makeshift tents for sleeping, to instant podiums for speaking, or perhaps even a swing to kill the time. Unfortunately, these architectures are, by their very nature, fleeting: often disappearing instantly the moment the occupation ends. 

MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Matter

01:00 - 26 June, 2013
MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Matter, Courtesy of Matter
Courtesy of Matter

Inspired by Chris Marker's 'photo-roman' La Jetée, this selected entry for the MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas by Matter Architecture Practice is is a fictional story of a real place. The Narrator speaks a remembrance presented as being that of her daughter (now growing up in New York) in the year 2096, when she will be 90 years old. The image of this daughter as an old woman is one taken by the Narrator of her grandmother - or the daughter's great-grandmother -on a boat, in New York, when she was 90 years old. More architects' description after the break.

The Indicator: China in 4D

00:00 - 26 June, 2013
The Indicator: China in 4D, © Guy Horton
© Guy Horton

The problem with articles like “China’s Great Uprooting: Moving 250 Million Into Cities”, recently featured in The New York Times, is that they contribute to a misleading and simplistic narrative about China’s economic development, casting it as a story of “good” versus “evil”.

This was recently highlighted by a critique authored by the NYU Stern Urbanization Project in which The New York Times article in question was called out for being overly sensational and reductive in how it covered China’s policies concerning internal migration from the countryside to urban areas.

9 spa / a21 studio

01:00 - 26 June, 2013
© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Nam Phan © Nam Phan © Hiroyuki Oki +21

The New Music World / Lmyarch-studio

01:00 - 26 June, 2013
The New Music World / Lmyarch-studio, Courtesy of Lmyarch-studio
Courtesy of Lmyarch-studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Wuhan, Hubei, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Lmyarch-studio
  • Design Team

    Wei Li, Yuan yuan ,Fengxue Liu, Wenke Zhang,Meiyu Guo,Changqiong Li,Liang Li
  • Engineering

    Haisheng Wu,Yantao He,Xinxin Sun
  • Area

    195.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Lmyarch-studio

Courtesy of Lmyarch-studio Courtesy of Lmyarch-studio Courtesy of Lmyarch-studio Courtesy of Lmyarch-studio +35

Gas and Steam Power Plant Winning Proposal / Henn

01:00 - 26 June, 2013
Gas and Steam Power Plant Winning Proposal / Henn, Courtesy of Henn
Courtesy of Henn

Henn recently won the architectural competition for the gas and steam power plant in Wedel, Germany. The new power station is positioned to the north of the river bank to allow the uninterrupted riverside promenade passage open to the public. While the majority of the existing station has been demolished, individually striking industrial relics and architecturally significant elements, such as the listed machine hall, are retained and put to cultural use. More images and architects' description after the break.

Alegra / Mr. Important Design

01:00 - 26 June, 2013
Alegra / Mr. Important Design, © Jeff Dow
© Jeff Dow
  • Architects

  • Location

    Al Murooj Rotana Accomodation, Street 28a - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Design Team

    Charles Doell
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Jeff Dow © Jeff Dow © Jeff Dow © Jeff Dow +14