Metropolis Centre / Bureau XII + 100P

01:00 - 5 June, 2013
Metropolis Centre / Bureau XII + 100P, © Andrei Margulescu
© Andrei Margulescu
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bucharest, Romania
  • Architect in Charge

    Peter Torniov, Stefan Petkov, Letitia Barbuica
  • Collaborator

    Milena Filcheva, Delcho Delchev, Svetlana Bakalova, Andrei Munteanu, Alexandru popescu, MIlena Terzieva, Angel Savlakov, Ivo Andreev, Ivan Dragoshinski, Ciresica Micu
  • Structural Engineering

    Z-Group, Maslaev consulting
  • Mechanical Engineering

    Leopold Jordan
  • Area

    27000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Andrei Margulescu © Mihail Novakov © Mihail Novakov © Andrei Margulescu +24

Qasr Garden Museum / Experimental Branch of Architecture

01:00 - 5 June, 2013
© Ali Daghigh
© Ali Daghigh

© Ali Daghigh © Ali Daghigh © Ali Daghigh © Ali Daghigh +47

2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion / Sou Fujimoto

00:00 - 4 June, 2013
2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion / Sou Fujimoto, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Sou Fujimoto's 2013 Serpentine Pavilion, now complete and standing on the front lawn of London’s Serpentine Gallery, has opened to the press and we are now able to see Iwan Baan's photographs of the temporary pavilion. Fujimoto will be lecturing to a sold out crowd this coming Saturday (June 8th) when the pavilion opens to the general public. The semi-transparent, multi-purpose social space will be on view until October 20th. 

Fujimoto (age 41) is the youngest architect to accept the Serpentine Gallery’s invitation, joining the ranks of Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei (2012)Peter Zumthor (2011)Jean Nouvel (2010)SANAA (2009)and more. He described his Serpentine project as "...an architectural landscape: a transparent terrain that encourages people to interact with and explore the site in diverse ways. Within the pastoral context of Kensington Gardens, I envisage the vivid greenery of the surrounding plant life woven together with a constructed geometry. A new form of environment will be created, where the natural and the man-made merge; not solely architectural nor solely natural, but a unique meeting of the two."

The Guardian has posted both print and video reviews by Oliver Wainwright.


More images by Iwan Baan after the break. See also In Progress: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion / Sou Fujimoto.

Haus am Moor / Bernardo Bader Architects

01:00 - 4 June, 2013
Haus am Moor / Bernardo Bader Architects, © Adolf Bereuter
© Adolf Bereuter

© Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter +14

Outma Sqilx’w Cultural School / Iredale Group Architecture

01:00 - 4 June, 2013
Outma Sqilx’w Cultural School / Iredale Group Architecture, © Andrew Doran
© Andrew Doran
  • Architects

  • Location

    Penticton, BC, Canada
  • Design Team

    Kendall Jessiman, Stefan Walsh, Laura Hildago
  • Architect in Charge

    Peter Hildebrand
  • Client

    Penticton Indian Band
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Andrew Doran © Andrew Doran © Andrew Doran © Andrew Doran +17

360 HQ office / edg Corporation Ltd.

01:00 - 4 June, 2013
360 HQ office / edg Corporation Ltd., © David Ho
© David Ho
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Chief Designer

    David Ho
  • Designer

    Echo Zhang, Serena Shu, Tian Ren
  • Area

    36000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© David Ho © David Ho © David Ho © David Ho +25

First of May Neighborhood / CBAyA

01:00 - 4 June, 2013
First of May Neighborhood / CBAyA, © Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli
  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Fe. Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Architects In Charge

    Griselda Bertoni, Eduardo Castellitti, Carlos Castellitti, Jose Ignacio Castellitti,
  • Collaborators

    Ricardo Matias Silvero, Paul Jaramillo, Diego Villar, Mariano Tellechea, Estanislao Niklinson
  • Structures

    Ing. Sala, Rubén
  • Site Area

    329 sqm
  • Area

    1246.0 sqm
  • Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli +13

City Culture Center Competition Entry / Kubota & Bachmann Architects

01:00 - 4 June, 2013
City Culture Center Competition Entry / Kubota & Bachmann Architects, Courtesy of Kubota & Bachmann Architects
Courtesy of Kubota & Bachmann Architects

Designed by Kubota & Bachmann Architects, main purpose of their proposal for the Taichung City Cultural Center (TCCC) is the integration of the Gateway Park and the best practice implementation of green architectural policies. Aiming to be the new landmark of Taichung, together with the Gateway Park and the Taiwan Tower, the architectural ambition of the TCCC/Gateway Park is nothing less than creating a world-leading model in sustainable architecture. More images and architects' description after the break.

Sentmenat / MIRAG

01:00 - 4 June, 2013
Sentmenat / MIRAG, © Jordi Surroca
© Jordi Surroca
  • Architects

  • Location

    Polígon S.U.P.Can Vilar, 42P, 08181 Sentmenat, Barcelona, Spain
  • Authors

    Pau Millet & Xavier Ramoneda
  • Collaborators

    Roberta Rech, arquitecta - Valeria Piccardo, arquitecta - Marta Grau, arquitecta
  • Building Engineering

    GPCat Toni Floriach y Beth Bacardit
  • Structures engineering

    GPARQ
  • Facilities engineering

    Oriol Ruiz Dotras
  • Developer

    Obra social ‘La Caixa’ (Programa ‘Alquiler Asequible’)
  • Construction company

    INBISA
  • Area

    18300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca +14

Yuppie Ranch House + Barn / ELASTICOSPA + 3

01:00 - 4 June, 2013
Yuppie Ranch House + Barn / ELASTICOSPA + 3, © Betta Crovato
© Betta Crovato
  • Architects

  • Location

    Budoia, Italy
  • Team

    S. Pujatti, A.Del Maschio, M. Luis y Garcia, D. Musmeci, L. Macrì, A. Morassut, M. Burigana, R.Cauz
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2004
  • Photographs

© Betta Crovato © Betta Crovato © Betta Crovato © Betta Crovato +21

Turkey: Fighting for Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Space

00:00 - 4 June, 2013
Turkey: Fighting for Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Space, via Plataforma Urbana
via Plataforma Urbana

The impending destruction of the last public park in Istanbul was the straw that broke the camel's back last Tuesday. When a peaceful demonstration to save Taksim Gezi Park was met with violent police retaliation, the situation quickly escalated into a nationwide protest against the increasingly authoritarian Turkish government. At this moment all across the country, thousands are standing up not only for Gezi Park but for the right to shape the place that they call home.

More information on the situation in Turkey after the break.  

Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business for 2013

00:00 - 4 June, 2013
Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business for 2013 , Floating Islands / Diana Balmori via Fast Company
Floating Islands / Diana Balmori via Fast Company

Topping the list with American statistician, sabermetrician, psephologist and writer Nate Silver, Principal of FiveThirtyEight, Fast Company’s 2013 compilation of business’s 100 most creative people proves the undeniable value of creativity in business today. This year, a New York landscape architect whose floating islands in Manhattan may one day buffer the city from voracious storms made the list’s top ten, followed by one of the most influential artists of our time as well as an architect and concept designer who are both redefining commercial architecture. Find out who, after the break. 

TAOA Studio / Tao Lei Architecture Studio

01:00 - 4 June, 2013
Courtesy of Tao Lei Architecture Studio
Courtesy of Tao Lei Architecture Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    798 Art Bridge Gallery, Chaoyang, Beijing, China, 100015
  • Architect in Charge

    Lei Tao Architecture Studio
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Tao Lei Architecture Studio

Courtesy of Tao Lei Architecture Studio Courtesy of Tao Lei Architecture Studio Courtesy of Tao Lei Architecture Studio Courtesy of Tao Lei Architecture Studio +14

House in Sonvico / Architetti Pedrozzi & Diaz Saravia

01:00 - 4 June, 2013
House in Sonvico / Architetti Pedrozzi & Diaz Saravia, © Pino Brioschi
© Pino Brioschi

© Pino Brioschi © Pino Brioschi © Pino Brioschi © Pino Brioschi +10

Halfdansgade 8 / Danielsen Architecture

01:00 - 4 June, 2013
© Torben Åndahl
© Torben Åndahl

© Jersø Courtesy of Torben Åndahl © Jersø © Jersø +24

Cite des Arts et de la Culture / Kengo Kuma & Associates

01:00 - 4 June, 2013
© Nicolas Waltefaugle
© Nicolas Waltefaugle
  • Architects

  • Location

    16 Avenue Arthur Gaulard, 25000 Besançon, France
  • Principal

    Kengo Kuma
  • Project manager

    Sarah Markert
  • Assistant

    Elise Fauquembergue
  • Facade and Roof Study

    Jun Shibata
  • Project director

    Yuki Ikeguchi
  • Architect associate

    Archidev
  • Area

    11389.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Nicolas Waltefaugle © Nicolas Waltefaugle © Nicolas Waltefaugle © Nicolas Waltefaugle +44

IFSante / WONK architectes

01:00 - 4 June, 2013
IFSante / WONK architectes, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenue Nelson Mandela, 59160 Capinghem, France
  • Engineering

    Projex Ingénierie, Diagobat, Daniel Caucheteux
  • Area

    3200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +38

'Prague: Bridge-Building over the Vltava River' Competition Entry / Juráš Lasovský

01:00 - 4 June, 2013
'Prague: Bridge-Building over the Vltava River' Competition Entry / Juráš Lasovský, Courtesy of Juráš Lasovský
Courtesy of Juráš Lasovský

The intention of architect Juráš Lasovský for the ‘Prague: Bridge-Building over the Vltava River’ competition was to disrupt the serenity of the Prague basin landscape by proposing a residential bridge connecting the quarters of Podolí, Císařská louka and Smíchov. While classical bridges tend to create a connection between two places, this residential bridge is regarded as an opportunity to create an attractive space above the river. It becomes a space with residential premises as well as a sort of esplanade from which people get the chance to observe the city life around them. More images and architects’ description after the break.