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house LKS / P8 architecten

01:00 - 4 January, 2014
house LKS / P8 architecten, © Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

© Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans +20

Winners of Hong Kong 'GIFT' Ideas Competition Announced

01:00 - 4 January, 2014
Winners of Hong Kong 'GIFT' Ideas Competition Announced, First Prize: Seeding Architecture. Image Courtesy of Hong Kong Science Park GIFT Design Ideas Competition
First Prize: Seeding Architecture. Image Courtesy of Hong Kong Science Park GIFT Design Ideas Competition

Winners of the 'GIFT' (Green Innovation Future Technology) Ideas Competition in Hong Kong have been selected by a panel of judges representing Hong Kong Science Park (HKSTPC), local government, and private organizations. The winning proposals best displayed the aim of the competition: to create an innovative and iconic architecture; design a low-carbon emissions building that promotes sustainable strategies and lifestyles; nurture and uncover new local talent, and to create a scheme that unifies the Park's development.

Review the winning proposals after the break...

White Space Orthodontic Clinic / bureauhub architecture

01:00 - 4 January, 2014
White Space Orthodontic Clinic / bureauhub architecture, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Teseo, 13, 95126 Catania, Italy
  • Architects in Charge

    Tobias Hegemann & Chiara Baccarini
  • Area

    220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

We Need More 'Building' in Architecture School

00:00 - 4 January, 2014
We Need More 'Building' in Architecture School, Courtesy of Flickr user mr kris
Courtesy of Flickr user mr kris

"Architectural education is very abstract." Virginia Tech professors and Rural Studio alumni Keith and Marie Zawistowski sit down to talk about the importance of a hands-on experience, suggesting a fundamental restructuring of curriculums. With projects such as the Masonic Ampitheater, they — together with their students — set out to prove that somethings are simply solved by building. Read the full article here, "What Architecture Schools Get Wrong"

Drawing Shadows by Gautam Bhatia

00:00 - 3 January, 2014
Drawing Shadows by Gautam Bhatia, Courtesy of Gautam Bhatia
Courtesy of Gautam Bhatia

Gautam Bhatia is an architect based in New Delhi and one of the most well-known architectural writers in India, having written for The New York TimesOutlook magazine and Indian Express.

We live today the way we do because we know no other. Our lives fit the defined patterns of homes, streets, neighborhoods, cities. As an architect I try to understand and explore - through drawing - different possibilities of building and landscape. More and more, drawing has taken me away from the conventions of architecture, into more abstract realms. Drawing has helped define space as it doesn’t exist, and perhaps as it should. Not in a utopian way, but one that tries merely to describe a different way we may live.

St. Nikolaus / Kadawittfeldarchitektur

01:00 - 3 January, 2014
© Margherita Spiluttini
© Margherita Spiluttini

© Margherita Spiluttini © Fritz Lorber © Fritz Lorber © Margherita Spiluttini +12

Ga On Jai / IROJE KHM Architects

01:00 - 3 January, 2014
© Jong Oh Kim
© Jong Oh Kim
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    HyoMan Kim
  • Design Team

    Kyung Jin-Jung, SeungHee-Song, SuKyung-Jang, JiYeon-Kim, EunJin-Sin, HyeJin-Kim, WooSin-Sim
  • Area

    329.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Sergio Pirrone © Jong Oh Kim © Sergio Pirrone © Jeong Sik Mun +36

New Images Unveiled of Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island Campus

00:00 - 3 January, 2014

New information has been released — along with a series of renders — seven months after the New York City Council approved Cornell University's two million square foot technology campus in Roosevelt Island. Envisioned as "a campus built for the next century," Cornell Tech's first set of buildings has tapped into the talent of some of the most respected architecture firms in the city: Morphosis' Pritzker Prize-winning Thom Mayne, Weiss/Manfredi Architecture, Handel Architects, and Skidmore Owings & Merrill.

New images of the buildings, after the break...

William Jones College Preparatory / Perkins+Will

01:00 - 3 January, 2014
William Jones College Preparatory  / Perkins+Will, © James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography
© James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography

© James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography © James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography © James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography © James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography +24

Tasting Room at Sokol Blosser Winery / Allied Works Architecture

01:00 - 3 January, 2014
Tasting Room at Sokol Blosser Winery / Allied Works Architecture , © Jeremy Bitterman
© Jeremy Bitterman

© Jeremy Bitterman © Jeremy Bitterman © Jeremy Bitterman © Jeremy Bitterman +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    4219 NE Sokol Blosser Ln, Dayton, OR 97114, United States
  • Design Team

    Brad Cloepfil, Kyle Lommen, John Weil, Kathryn van Voorhees, Nathan Hamilton, Jared Abraham, Sushwala Hedding, Neal Harrod, Bjorn Nelson, Henry Adam Weber, Chris Brown
  • Area

    5700.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Humanidade2012 / Carla Juaçaba + Bia Lessa

01:00 - 3 January, 2014
Humanidade2012 / Carla Juaçaba + Bia Lessa, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

Under Construction. Image © Cortesia Carla Juaçaba + Bia Lessa Under Construction. Image © Cortesia Carla Juaçaba + Bia Lessa © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Forte de Copacabana - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brasil
  • Project Direction

  • Architecture

  • Team

    Antonio Pedro Coutinho, Pedro Varella, Sergio García–Gasco Lominchar, Elza Burgos de La Prida, Argus Caruso
  • Architects / Interns

    Daniel Cochicho / Rita D’aguilar, Barbara Cutlak e Alvaro Pitas
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Leonardo Finotti, Courtesy of Carla Juaçaba + Bia Lessa

TED: How an Obese Town Lost a Million Pounds / Mick Cornett

00:00 - 3 January, 2014

In 2007, Oklahoma City was ranked the most obese city in America. The heavy news caused the city’s - at the time - overweight mayor, Mick Cornett to take a hard look at himself and his city. He realized that the city he deemed great, was only great if its citizen was the car. 

David Adjaye Unveils Uganda Office Complex

00:00 - 3 January, 2014
David Adjaye Unveils Uganda Office Complex, © David Adjaye Associates
© David Adjaye Associates

David Adjaye has been selected to design what will be the centerpiece of the largest redevelopment project in Africa’s history. The British architect, who spent his childhood growing up in Uganda, recently presented the vision alongside designer and Made in Africa Foundation co-founder Ozwald Boateng Obe and CEO Chris Cleverly. 

The 65-hectare vision, which is aimed to redevelop the Naguru and Nakawa areas of Uganda's capital city, will include everything needed for a functioning, vibrant micro-city: affordable homes, educational facilities, office space, shopping and entertainment centers, and more. Adjaye’s contribution will be a massive office complex made up of 10, conoidal towers that form a circular, public plaza at its center. 

La Fresque / Ithaques + Atelier WRA

01:00 - 3 January, 2014
La Fresque / Ithaques + Atelier WRA, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Versailles, France
  • Project Manager

    Danyel Thiebaud, Vladimir Doray
  • Collaborators

    Anna Bogdan, Fabrice Lagarde, Jean Yves Tasset, Rachida Khardal, Estelle Grange Dubellé, Nicolas Liefooghe
  • Consultants

    Mécobat engineering, Corétude engineering
  • Area

    2100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Norman Foster-Designed Scheme Aims to Transform London into “Cycling Utopia”

00:00 - 2 January, 2014
Norman Foster-Designed Scheme Aims to Transform London into “Cycling Utopia”, SkyCycle. Image © Foster + Partners
SkyCycle. Image © Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners has unveiled a scheme that aims to transform London’s railways into cycling freeways. The seemingly plausible proposal, which was designed with the help of landscape firm Exterior Architecture and transportation consultant Space Syntax, would connect more than six million residents to an elevated network of car-free bicycle paths built above London’s existing railway lines if approved. 

"SkyCycle is a lateral approach to finding space in a congested city," said Norman Foster, who is both a regular cyclist and the president of Britain's National Byway Trust. "By using the corridors above the suburban railways, we could create a world-class network of safe, car free cycle routes that are ideally located for commuters."

A Recap of Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2013: Recycling Socialism

01:00 - 2 January, 2014
A Recap of Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2013: Recycling Socialism, The opening event of the TAB 2013 Curators’ Exhibition in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (a modernist/Soviet landmark highrise in Tallinn, originally built as the headquarters of the Communist Party) on September 6th, 2013. Temporary staircase designed by Tomomi Hayashi leading to the so-called Sprat-Tin Hall of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building where the Curators’ Exhibition took place. Image © Tonu Tunnel
The opening event of the TAB 2013 Curators’ Exhibition in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (a modernist/Soviet landmark highrise in Tallinn, originally built as the headquarters of the Communist Party) on September 6th, 2013. Temporary staircase designed by Tomomi Hayashi leading to the so-called Sprat-Tin Hall of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building where the Curators’ Exhibition took place. Image © Tonu Tunnel

Modernism and socialism formed the powerful spacio-political tandem of the 20th century that shaped much of the urban and rural environments of Central and Eastern Europe, including Estonia and its capital Tallinn. Those environments are still there - like fossils of paradigms, one declared dead, the other exiled. Today we consider them as nothing more than a collection of somewhat interesting material substances or formal oddities - after all, we would rather like to believe this era is not relevant to us today. But is there more to those fossils that we’re not examining?

The architects and researchers that were brought together by the Tallinn Architecture Biennale raised interesting discussion and questions that showed how much intertwined history (in this case, the 1960s to the 1980s) and historical ideas are still with us today, especially in a world where freedom might be just as illusional as it was back then.

Joi Ito Explains His Theories of Organic City Design

00:00 - 2 January, 2014
Joi Ito Explains His Theories of Organic City Design, Joi Ito. Image © Flickr CC User Nokton
Joi Ito. Image © Flickr CC User Nokton

As part of their coverage of the Global Agenda Council on Design and Innovation, Grasp Magazine interviewed Joi Ito, director of MIT's Media Lab. He voices his opinion that current strategies for masterplanning do not work, as designers struggle to reliably "predict and cause a future to occur" (a better approach is to enable and empower innovation on a grass-roots level); that designers need to find the right balance between intuition and data; and that new technologies should not just improve existing systems, but preferably overhaul them entirely. You can read the full article here.

Logytel I+D / Alarcón + Asociados

01:00 - 2 January, 2014
Logytel I+D / Alarcón + Asociados, Courtesy of Alarcón + Asociados, Pablo Cruz, Luis García Craus
Courtesy of Alarcón + Asociados, Pablo Cruz, Luis García Craus

Courtesy of Alarcón + Asociados, Pablo Cruz, Luis García Craus Courtesy of Alarcón + Asociados, Pablo Cruz, Luis García Craus Courtesy of Alarcón + Asociados, Pablo Cruz, Luis García Craus Courtesy of Alarcón + Asociados, Pablo Cruz, Luis García Craus +52

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida Punto Es, 4, 28805 Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain
  • Associated Architect

    Cristina Álvarez
  • Area

    4700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Alarcón + Asociados, Pablo Cruz, Luis García Craus