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Indonesian Ministry Appoints Curators for 2014 Venice Biennale

00:00 - 19 October, 2013
Indonesian Ministry Appoints Curators for 2014 Venice Biennale, © Indonesian Pavilion
© Indonesian Pavilion

The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has partnered up with the Indonesian Institute of Architect to appoint architects Avianti Armand and Setiadi Sopandi, along side architectural historian David Hutama, Arsitek Muda Indonesia (AMI) founder Achmad Tardiyana, and writer Robin Hartanto as the curator team in charge for the first ever Indonesian Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.

The team, selected through a nation-wide open competition, will curate a pavilion that will tell stories about Indonesian experience on building things during the last one hundred years. As the team described, “It is inevitable that our way of building things – nowadays – is pretty much (still) dominated by handy works, through the hands of our skilled and unskilled laborers as well as well-trained artisans. Some utilize intricate and sophisticated tools, but many are relying on the touch of the hands and fingers.“ 

Boutique Las Chicas / GUIV Arquitetura

00:00 - 19 October, 2013
© Gabriel Castro
© Gabriel Castro
  • Architects

  • Location

    Belo Horizonte, Belo Horizonte - State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Guilherme de Vasconcelos
  • Building Company

    Gilberto Lacerda & Cia
  • Area

    130.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro +11

MONU Magazine New Issue: Greater Urbanism

00:00 - 19 October, 2013
MONU Magazine New Issue: Greater Urbanism

MONU – magazine on urbanism is a unique bi-annual international forum for artists, writers and designers that are working on topics of urban culture, development and politics.

Historic New York City House Seeks Permanent Home

00:00 - 19 October, 2013
Historic New York City House Seeks Permanent Home, Courtesy of The Aluminaire House Foundation
Courtesy of The Aluminaire House Foundation

After being relegated to storage facilities for much of its lifetime, proposals to relocate the Aluminaire House seem to be picking up steam. The project, which was the first all-metal house in the United States, originally stood as a symbol for architectural modernism in a rapidly urbanizing New York.

Gatica House / Felipe Assadi y Francisca Pulido

01:00 - 19 October, 2013
Gatica House / Felipe Assadi y Francisca Pulido, © Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne

© Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne +24

Tennyson Point Residence / CplusC Architectural Workshop

01:00 - 19 October, 2013
Tennyson Point Residence / CplusC Architectural Workshop, © Murray Fredericks
© Murray Fredericks

© Murray Fredericks © Murray Fredericks © Murray Fredericks © Murray Fredericks +16

Tsao & McKown: Developing a New Kind of Chinese City

00:00 - 19 October, 2013
Tsao & McKown: Developing a New Kind of Chinese City, Xiqu Urban Development, by Tsao & Mckown. Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, 2010. Image Courtesy of Behance
Xiqu Urban Development, by Tsao & Mckown. Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, 2010. Image Courtesy of Behance

China's rapid urbanisation has meant not only the speedy growth of cities but also the disappearance of traditional Chinese architecture. Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown (of Tsao & McKown) find this particularly troubling and so developing a new kind of Chinese city. These pedestrian friendly live-work communities would exist in stark contrast to the high-rise cities that dot the contemporary Chinese landscape. But it hasn't all been easy. Read the full Wall Street Journal article here: "Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown Bring New Eco-Friendly Designs to China."

NRW State Archive / Ortner & Ortner

01:00 - 19 October, 2013
NRW State Archive / Ortner & Ortner, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer +20

Solar Decathlon 2013: Stevens Institute of Technology Places Second in Architecture, Fourth Overall

01:00 - 19 October, 2013
Courtesy of  Jason Flakes / U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
Courtesy of Jason Flakes / U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

From the architect. This "L-shaped" energy smart house by the Stevens Institute of Technology (SIT), dubbed Ecohabit, won second place in the architecture category and fourth overall in this year's Solar Decathlon competition. The L-concept divides the house into two modules, "wet" and "dry". Read the team's description to learn why:

In Progress: The Qingdaobei Station / AREP Architect + MaP3 Structural Engineering

01:00 - 19 October, 2013
In Progress: The Qingdaobei Station / AREP Architect  + MaP3 Structural Engineering, Courtesy of MaP3
Courtesy of MaP3

Courtesy of MaP3 Courtesy of MaP3 Courtesy of MaP3 Courtesy of MaP3 +52

  • Architects

  • Location

    Licang, Qingdao, Shandong, China
  • Structural analysis and Inspection

    SSDI
  • Construction Documents

    BIAD
  • General Contractor

    CSCEC
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of MaP3

The #ModernismProject Challenge: #ModernismAcrossTheGlobe

00:00 - 18 October, 2013
The #ModernismProject Challenge: #ModernismAcrossTheGlobe

The #ModernismProject is back this year with new themes, new judges, and more chances to win tickets to Modernism Week! For those of you who are new around here, it’s a mobile initiative encouraging the Modernism Week community to get involved and capture modernism in everyday life through the photo lens. Starting in October through January, participants will have the opportunity every few weeks to win tickets to Modernism Week events or prizes by simply snapping a photo and showing their own personal perspective on modernism.

Namly House / CHANG Architects

01:00 - 18 October, 2013
©  Albert Lim K.S.
© Albert Lim K.S.

©  Albert Lim K.S. ©  Albert Lim K.S. ©  Albert Lim K.S. ©  Albert Lim K.S. +16

Ablon-Sur-Seine Reception And Leisure Centre / Nomade Architects

01:00 - 18 October, 2013
© Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ablon-sur-Seine, France
  • Consulting Engineer

    Surveyor: Cetba nox
  • Area

    950.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Luc Boegly, Courtesy of Nomade Architects

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +17

The New Clignancourt Centre / gpaa

01:00 - 18 October, 2013
© 11h45
© 11h45
  • Architects

  • Location

    University of Paris, Université Diderot Paris 7, 1 Rue Victor Cousin, 75005 Paris, France
  • Architectes Associés

    SPV Management
  • Project Management

    Bouygues bâtiment Île-de-France
  • Area

    20212.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© 11h45 © 11h45 © 11h45 © 11h45 +39

Zumtobel Group Award

00:00 - 18 October, 2013
Zumtobel Group Award

As a result of its long experience of networking with leading architects, engineers and lighting designers, the Zumtobel Group knows that visionary solutions in architecture and urban planning can help reduce global energy consumption and at the same time improve the general quality of life. Against the backdrop of the finite nature of natural resources and in order to live up to its own high standards, the Zumtobel Group has announced the Zumtobel Group Award - Innovations for Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment for the fourth time. By doing so, the company is seeking to stimulate new developments and concepts in the built environment.

Casa Valle Encantado / H+LA

01:00 - 18 October, 2013
Casa Valle Encantado / H+LA, © Jorge Taboada
© Jorge Taboada

© Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada +17

  • Architect Office

  • Location

    Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Building

    FM Arquitectura
  • Area

    481.0 sqm
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

Manlleu Market / Comas-Pont arquitectes

01:00 - 18 October, 2013
Manlleu Market / Comas-Pont arquitectes, Courtesy of Comas-Pont arquitectes
Courtesy of Comas-Pont arquitectes

Courtesy of Comas-Pont arquitectes Courtesy of Comas-Pont arquitectes Courtesy of Comas-Pont arquitectes Courtesy of Comas-Pont arquitectes +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    08560 Manlleu, Barcelona, Spain
  • Area

    2187.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Comas-Pont arquitectes

Could Libraries Offer More in the Aftermath of Storms?

00:00 - 18 October, 2013
Could Libraries Offer More in the Aftermath of Storms?, Hurricane Sandy Aftermath. Image © Governor’s Office / Tim Larsen
Hurricane Sandy Aftermath. Image © Governor’s Office / Tim Larsen

Zadie Smith recently suggested that libraries are “the only thing left on the high street that doesn’t want either your soul or your wallet." Michael Kimmelman has put forward the argument in the New York Times that local libraries could be far more important than we think in the aftermath of large storms, suggesting that "places that serve us well every day serve us best when disaster strikes" by fostering congregational activity and offering well-needed warmth, power and friendly faces. You can read the full article here.