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Art Warehouse in Greece / A31 Architecture

01:00 - 24 September, 2013
Art Warehouse in Greece / A31 Architecture, © Yiannis Hadjiaslanis
© Yiannis Hadjiaslanis

© Yiannis Hadjiaslanis © Yiannis Hadjiaslanis © Yiannis Hadjiaslanis © Yiannis Hadjiaslanis +18

Vroenhoven Bridge / Ney&Partners

01:00 - 24 September, 2013
Vroenhoven Bridge / Ney&Partners, Courtesy of Ney&Partners
Courtesy of Ney&Partners
  • Architects

  • Location

    Riemst, Belgium
  • Area

    195.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Ney&Partners

Courtesy of Ney&Partners Courtesy of Ney&Partners Courtesy of Ney&Partners Courtesy of Ney&Partners +10

Bitten House / arnau estudi d'arquitectura

01:00 - 24 September, 2013
Bitten House / arnau estudi d'arquitectura, © Marc Torra
© Marc Torra
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sant Feliu de Pallerols, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Arnau Vergés Tejero
  • Collaborator

    Xevi Bayona Camó
  • Construction Engineer

    Josep ma Codinach Frigola
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Marc Torra © Marc Torra © Marc Torra © Marc Torra +22

AD Classics: The Museum of Modern Art

01:00 - 24 September, 2013
AD Classics: The Museum of Modern Art, View of the gallery complex from the Sculpture Garden. Image © Timothy Hursley
View of the gallery complex from the Sculpture Garden. Image © Timothy Hursley

The entrance to the Museum of Modern Art is tucked beneath a demure facade of granite and glass in Midtown Manhattan. Its clean, regular planes mark Yoshio Taniguchi's 2004 addition to the MoMA's sequence of facades, which he preserved as a record of its form. Taniguchi's contribution sits beside the 1984 residential tower by Cesar Pelli and Associates, followed by Philip Goodwin and Edward Durell Stone’s original 1939 building, then Philip Johnson’s 1964 addition. Taniguchi was hired in 1997 to expand the Museum’s space and synthesize its disparate elements. His elegant, minimal solution presents a contemporary face for the MoMA while adhering to its Modernist roots.

53rd Street entrance. Image © Timothy Hursley The Atrium. Image © Timothy Hursley View of the gallery complex from 54th Street. Image © Timothy Hursley Sequence of facades on 53rd Street. Image © Timothy Hursley +29

Montpelier Community Nursery / AY Architects

00:00 - 24 September, 2013
© Daniel Stier
© Daniel Stier

© Nick Kane © Nick Kane © Nick Kane © Nick Kane +20

Could Virtual Cities Make Our Real Cities Smarter?

00:00 - 24 September, 2013
Could Virtual Cities Make Our Real Cities Smarter?, Seattle's citywide model. Image Courtesy of Autodesk
Seattle's citywide model. Image Courtesy of Autodesk

This article, by Klaus Philipsen, FAIA originally appeared on his blog Community Architect

As BIM (Building Information Modeling) slowly finds broader acceptance in the architecture and engineering of individual buildings, perhaps it is time to consider the next scale: the city. Just like virtual models help us design and understand buildings and embed information, virtual city simulations could have an application in real city planning, allowing us to go from “flat” GIS to three dimensional information modeling that includes terrain, infrastructure, buildings and public spaces. Could virtual cities be the answer to "smart cities"? Find out after the break.

Mark Wigley Steps Down as Dean of Columbia University's GSAPP

00:00 - 24 September, 2013
Mark Wigley Steps Down as Dean of Columbia University's GSAPP, Mark Wigley with Kenneth Frampton, during the filming of The Glass House: “Conversations in Context”. Image Courtesy of http://vimeo.com/44405886
Mark Wigley with Kenneth Frampton, during the filming of The Glass House: “Conversations in Context”. Image Courtesy of http://vimeo.com/44405886

Mark Wigley announced Monday that he will be stepping down as dean of Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at the end of the academic year in 2014. 

Siblings Factory / JDS Architects

00:00 - 24 September, 2013
Siblings Factory / JDS Architects, © Nico Neefs
© Nico Neefs

© Nico Neefs © Nico Neefs © Nico Neefs © Nico Neefs +11

Haus Crussow / ANNABAU

01:00 - 23 September, 2013
Haus Crussow / ANNABAU, © Hanns Joosten
© Hanns Joosten
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brandenburg, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Moritz Schloten
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Hanns Joosten © Hanns Joosten © Hanns Joosten © Hanns Joosten +18

Kasel / Architekten Stein Hemmes Wirtz

01:00 - 23 September, 2013
Kasel / Architekten Stein Hemmes Wirtz, © Linda Blatzek
© Linda Blatzek

© Linda Blatzek © Linda Blatzek © Linda Blatzek © Linda Blatzek +16

Metro Cable Caracas / Urban-Think Tank

00:00 - 23 September, 2013
Metro Cable Caracas / Urban-Think Tank, ©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
  • Architects

  • Location

    metro cable mariche, Carr Petare - Sta Lucía, Caracas, Venezuela
  • Design Team

    Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner
  • Project Team

    José Antonio Nuñez, Carlos Bastidas, Alfredo Brillembourg, Patrick Edlinger, Elizabeth Florian, Cesar Gavidia, Dora Kelle, Hubert Klumpner, Rafael Machado, Claudia Ochoa, Regina Orvañanos, Juan Ponce, Matt Tarczynski
  • Photography

©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan Rendering +22

Gertopan House / Laboratorio de Arquitectura

01:00 - 23 September, 2013
Gertopan House / Laboratorio de Arquitectura, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Luis A Herrera, Asuncion, Paraguay
  • Project Architect

    Javier Corvalán
  • Project Team and Construction

    Sonia Carísimo, Ma. Gloria Gutierrez
  • Project Area

    199.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photography

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +15

Eisenman's Evolution: Architecture, Syntax, and New Subjectivity

01:00 - 23 September, 2013
Iman Ansari with Peter Eisenman in his office, New York 2013. Image Courtesy of an-onymous.com
Iman Ansari with Peter Eisenman in his office, New York 2013. Image Courtesy of an-onymous.com

In this article, which originally appeared on Architectural ReviewIman Ansari interviews Peter Eisenman about his personal views on architecture throughout the course of his career. 

Iman Ansari: More than any other contemporary architect, you have sought a space for architecture outside the traditional and conventional realm. You have continually argued that modern architecture was never fully modern and it failed to produce a cognitive reflection about the nature of architecture in a fundamental way.  From your early houses, we see a search for a system of architectural meaning and an attempt to establish a linguistic model for architecture: The idea that buildings are not simply physical objects, but artifacts with meaning, or signs dispersed across some larger social text. But these houses were also part of a larger project that was about the nature of drawing and representation in architecture. You described them as “cardboard architecture” which neglects the architectural material, scale, function, site, and all semantics associations in favor of architecture as “syntax”: conception of form as an index, a signal or a notation. So to me, it seems like between the object and the idea of the object, your approach favors the latter. The physical house is merely a medium through which the conception of the virtual or conceptual house becomes possible. In that sense, the real building exists only in your drawings.

Peter Eisenman: The “real architecture” only exists in the drawings. The “real building” exists outside the drawings. The difference here is that “architecture” and “building” are not the same.

An axonometric drawing of Eisenman’s House II, (1975). Image Courtesy of an-onymous.com Eisenman's unrealized Qaui Branly Museum in Paris. Image Courtesy of an-onymous.com Model of Cannaregio project with House 11a at different scales (1978). Image Courtesy of an-onymous.com The cover of Michael Haneke's "Funny Games" (2007) with a caption from Eisenman. Image Courtesy of an-onymous.com +17

Multifunctional Building and Sports Facility / GANA Arquitectura

00:00 - 23 September, 2013
Multifunctional Building and Sports Facility / GANA Arquitectura, Courtesy of GANA Arquitectura
Courtesy of GANA Arquitectura
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vélez-Málaga, Málaga, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Antonio Galisteo, Álvaro Fernández Navarro
  • Collaborators

    Guillermo Mateos Frutos, Juan Francisco Mata Díaz, Antonio de la Herranz, Francisco Jesús Camacho Gómez, Claudia Muñoz Núñez, Alejandro Reina López.
  • Area

    655.0 m2
  • Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of GANA Arquitectura, Blanca Green

© Blanca Green Courtesy of GANA Arquitectura © Blanca Green © Blanca Green +21

Residential Building In Cureglia / Stefano Moor + Bonetti e Bonetti Architetti

01:00 - 23 September, 2013
Residential Building In Cureglia / Stefano Moor + Bonetti e Bonetti Architetti, © Alexendre Zveiger
© Alexendre Zveiger

© Dario Bonetti © Dario Bonetti © Dario Bonetti © Dario Bonetti +11

Koolhaas Revamps UN Building's Modernist-Era Lounge

00:00 - 23 September, 2013
Koolhaas Revamps UN Building's Modernist-Era Lounge, © Frank Oudeman
© Frank Oudeman

Dutch designers, Rem Koolhaas and Hella Jongerius, have revamped the delegates' lounge in the United Nations building just in time for the 68th General Assembly this week. The "workshop of peace" lounge space, originally designed in 1952 by Wallace K. Harrison in collaboration with renowned modernists Le Corbusier and Oscar Neimeyer, now sports a range of pastel-colored sofas and lounge chairs, opting for minimal intervention in attempts to maximize the social space. Read more about the UN North Delegates lobby on Gizmodo.

Emilio Caraffa Fine Arts Museum / GGMPU Arquitectos + Lucio Morini

01:00 - 23 September, 2013
© Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

Parador Penitente / G+ Gualano Arquitectos

00:00 - 23 September, 2013
Parador Penitente / G+ Gualano Arquitectos, Courtesy of gualano + gualano arquitectos
Courtesy of gualano + gualano arquitectos

Courtesy of gualano + gualano arquitectos Courtesy of gualano + gualano arquitectos Courtesy of gualano + gualano arquitectos Courtesy of gualano + gualano arquitectos +18