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Cube House / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Suzana Glogowski

01:00 - 19 August, 2013
Cube House / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Suzana Glogowski, © FG+SG - Fernando Guerra
© FG+SG - Fernando Guerra
  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Marcio Kogan
  • Collaborators

    Maria Cristina Motta, Mariana Simas
  • Project Team

    Carolina Castroviejo, Eduardo Glycerio, Gabriel Kogan, Lair Reis, Oswaldo Pessano, Renata Furlanetto, Samanta Cafardo
  • Area

    540.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© FG+SG - Fernando Guerra © FG+SG - Fernando Guerra © FG+SG - Fernando Guerra © FG+SG - Fernando Guerra +31

Dalmarnock Station / ATKINS

01:00 - 19 August, 2013
Dalmarnock Station / ATKINS, © Andrew Lee
© Andrew Lee
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dalmarnock, Glasgow, Glasgow City G40, UK
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Andrew Lee © Andrew Lee © Andrew Lee © Andrew Lee +22

House L / Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten

01:00 - 19 August, 2013
House L / Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten , © Marcel Briaire
© Marcel Briaire
  • Architects

  • Location

    Oosterhout, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Pascal Grosfeld
  • Design Team

    Jeroen Michielsen and Joana Martinslima
  • Construction Consultants

    R2 Constructie
  • Building Contractor

    Van Kessel Bouw
  • Area

    620.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

©  Rene de Wit © Marcel Briaire © Marcel Briaire © Marcel Briaire +12

Medical Centre Cortes / Iñigo Esparza Arquitecto

01:00 - 19 August, 2013
Medical Centre Cortes / Iñigo Esparza Arquitecto, © Berta Buzunariz
© Berta Buzunariz
  • Architect Office

  • Location

    Navarre, Spain
  • Authors

    Iñigo Esparza Andrés, M. Asun Osés Alonso
  • Director

    Iñigo Esparza Andrés
  • Area

    569.2 sqm
  • Year

    2010
  • Photography

    Berta Buzunariz

© Berta Buzunariz © Berta Buzunariz © Berta Buzunariz © Berta Buzunariz +25

Heritage Park of Qin Er Shi Mausoleum / Lacime Architectural Design

01:00 - 18 August, 2013
Heritage Park of Qin Er Shi Mausoleum / Lacime Architectural Design, © Yao Li
© Yao Li
  • Architects

  • Location

    Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
  • Design Team

    Song Zhaoqing, Li Jing, Zhao Jinxin, Chen Cheng and Zhang Tengfei
  • Collaborators

    Chen Cheng, Zhang Tengfei
  • Area

    7000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li +21

The Helios Swimming Centre's General Services Building / ACXT

00:00 - 18 August, 2013
The Helios Swimming Centre's General Services Building / ACXT, Courtesy of ACXT Arquitectos
Courtesy of ACXT Arquitectos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Project Architect

    Antonio Lorén
  • Project Team

    Antonio Lorén, Cristina Salavera, Jorge Guillén, Jesús Gil, Enrique Sahun, Olatz Maestre, Jesús M. Sau, Marta Gaspar
  • Area

    2294.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Courtesy of ACXT Arquitectos Courtesy of ACXT Arquitectos Courtesy of ACXT Arquitectos Courtesy of ACXT Arquitectos +30

Video: Koyasan Guest House / Alphaville Architects

00:00 - 18 August, 2013

Kyoto-based architects Kentaro Takeguchi and Asako Yamamoto of Alphaville Architects have completed a small guest house for tourists visiting the sacred Koyasan (Mt. Koya) in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. The 96 m2 (1,033 ft2) building contains bedrooms, capsule-style dormitory rooms, a bar, and lounge. Between the bar, hallway, and lounge, 2 x 4 and 2 x 6 timber frames are exposed inside at varying intervals to act as partitions 

Archifest 2013: A Festival of Ideas for the City

00:00 - 18 August, 2013
Archifest 2013: A Festival of Ideas for the City, Courtesy of Singapore Institute of Architects
Courtesy of Singapore Institute of Architects

Taking place September 27 - October 13 at DhobyGhaut Green, Singapore and various satellite venues, Archifest 2013: A Festival of Ideas for the City returns with a brand new theme - Small is Beautiful. Organized by Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), and curated by Shophouse and Co., this annual architecture event will use the city as a laboratory and frame Singapore as an urban ecosystem beyond singular architectural projects. It will explore and celebrate projects, design studios, communities and ideas that might be small by choice and circumstance, but are large in ambition and impact. 

Festival highlights include Archifest Pavilion Design Competition, Archifest Conference, SIA Design Awards Presentation Ceremony, School of Urban Ideas, Architours and Fringe. Early bird registration ends August 31. To register, and for more information, please visit here.

Iglesia San Jorge / Tabuenca & Leache

00:00 - 18 August, 2013
© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

© José Manuel Cutillas © José Manuel Cutillas © Pedro Pegenaute © José Manuel Cutillas +25

Boulevards in Paris: A Mathematical Success?

00:00 - 18 August, 2013
Boulevards in Paris: A Mathematical Success?, © Benh Lieu Song
© Benh Lieu Song

Since Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann began his comprehensive redesign of central Paris in the mid-nineteenth century, the Hausmann Plan has been a topic of discussion for architects, planners and social theorists. The network of wide, open boulevards lined by regular (and regulated) neoclassical buildings has come in and out of favor over the years, and now is one of the key factors in the city's popular reputation as a beautiful city.

Now though, a different set of academics have entered the conversation to offer a new way of looking at the Haussmann Plan: a group of mathematical physicists from the CEA Institute of Theoretical Physics in Gif-sur-Yvette have collaborated with a group of social scientists to analyze the changes of the Haussmann Plan using sophisticated network theory, as reported by BBC Worldwide.

Find out about their study's findings after the break

AD Classics: Ramot Polin / Zvi Hecker

01:00 - 18 August, 2013
Images from the exhibition: The Object of Zionism, at the SAM (Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, 2011). Curators: Zvi Efrat and Hubertus Adam
Images from the exhibition: The Object of Zionism, at the SAM (Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, 2011). Curators: Zvi Efrat and Hubertus Adam

The Ramot Polin neighborhood is a housing project designed by the Polish-born Israeli architect Zvi Hecker, commissioned by the Israeli government in the euphoric aftermath of the Six Day War. The project, which resembles a beehive, is an avant-garde architectural experiment on morphology as well as construction. Since being constructed in the late 1970s, the structure has undergone extensive alteration by its tenants, provoking a debate regarding the capacity of expressive architecture to account for authentic human needs.

By Adam Nathaniel Furman via world-bin.blogspot.com Model via aedesign.wordpress.com Images from the exhibition: The Object of Zionism, at the SAM (Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, 2011). Curators: Zvi Efrat and Hubertus Adam By Adam Nathaniel Furman via world-bin.blogspot.com +17

Tahoe City Transit Center / WRNS Studio

01:00 - 18 August, 2013
Tahoe City Transit Center / WRNS Studio, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tahoe City Transit Center, Tahoe National Forest, Tahoe City, CA 96145, USA
  • Design Team

    Jeff Warner, Sam Nunes, Bryan Shiles, Wright Sherman
  • Drawings

    WRNS Studio
  • Photographs

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte +12

Google Timelapse Reveals Effects of Rapid Urbanization

00:00 - 18 August, 2013
Google Timelapse Reveals Effects of Rapid Urbanization, This satellite image of Bolivia shows dramatic deforestation in the Amazon Basin. Courtesy of Google.
This satellite image of Bolivia shows dramatic deforestation in the Amazon Basin. Courtesy of Google.

NASA, in cooperation with TIME and Google, has unveiled startling timelapse images of Earth from orbit collected by NASA's Landsat program since 1984. This program, created not for spycraft but for monitoring the way in which humans are rapidly altering the surface of the planet, consists of eight satellites that have collected millions of pictures in the course of two generations. When sifted through, cleaned up and stitched together, these pictures come together to create a high-definition slideshow that reveals some of the drastic changes our planet is undergoing - most notably through widespread urbanization.

RAINHA / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners

01:00 - 18 August, 2013

In Progress: Costanera Lyon 2 / Eugenio Simonetti + Renato Stewart

01:00 - 17 August, 2013
Courtesy of Eugenio Simonetti + Renato Stewart
Courtesy of Eugenio Simonetti + Renato Stewart
  • Architects

  • Location

    Providencia, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Design Team

    Juan Santa Maria, Danilo Magni, Alvaro Romero
  • Lightning

    Oriana Ponzini
  • Structure

    Eduardo Spoerer
  • Area

    23000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Eugenio Simonetti + Renato Stewart

Courtesy of Eugenio Simonetti + Renato Stewart Courtesy of Eugenio Simonetti + Renato Stewart Courtesy of Eugenio Simonetti + Renato Stewart Diagram +23

Hello Wood 2013: Step Closer!

01:00 - 17 August, 2013
Hello Wood 2013: Step Closer!, POLIPHONY. Image © Kékesi Donát
POLIPHONY. Image © Kékesi Donát

Back for its fourth year, the creative camp Hello Wood was held last month in Hungary, set in the countryside north of Lake Balaton. At Hello Wood, 120 young designers and architects worked with leading experts to create installations which approach issues of society and community in architecture, ideas encompassed by this year's motto "Step Closer!" Twelve teams had one week to create these installations using timber as their primary material, with the projects being judged and a winner awarded at the end of the week.

Read on to find out about the installations, and which one was judged the winner, after the break

POLIPHONY. Image © Kékesi Donát e-motion TRACK. Image © Kékesi Donát Panorama Peep Hole. Image © Kékesi Donát BigO. Image © Kékesi Donát +14

CAADRIA 2014 Conference

00:00 - 17 August, 2013
CAADRIA 2014 Conference, Courtesy of Kyoto Institute of Technology
Courtesy of Kyoto Institute of Technology

CAADRIA 2014: The 19th International Conference of the Association of Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia is set to take place May 14-17 in Kyoto, Japan. Hosted by Kyoto Institute of Technology, keynote speakers include Paul Richens (Professor, University of Bath), Joichi "Joi" Ito (Director of the MIT Media Lab), and Hitoshi Abe (Chair, Professor, UCLA & Architect).

With the theme, 'Rethinking Comprehensive Design: Speculative Counterculture,' the conference is influenced by Buckminster Fuller’s holistic worldview as the concept of Comprehensive Design was proliferated by the publication of the Whole Earth Catalog, an American counterculture publication, by Stewart Brand in the late 1960s and early 1970s. 45 years have passed since then, and now the concept of Comprehensive Design has evolved from a utopian idea to an actualized design tool. More information after the break.

Stamford Transportation Center Winning Proposal / Studio V Architecture

01:00 - 17 August, 2013
Stamford Transportation Center Winning Proposal / Studio V Architecture, Courtesy of Studio V Architecture
Courtesy of Studio V Architecture

Studio V Architecture recently won the competition put forth by the Connecticut Department of Transportation for the design of a $500 million redevelopment of the Stamford Transportation Center and surrounding area. Grown to become the second largest in the region after Grand Central Terminal, Studio V, along with developer Stamford Manhattan Development Ventures (SMDV), aims to transform this traffic-congested station into a dramatic new 24-hour community that reconnects Downtown Stamford to the South End and the city's waterfront. More images and architects' description after the break.