55 Social Dwellings in Can Jordana / Conxita Balcells

01:00 - 25 June, 2013
55 Social Dwellings in Can Jordana / Conxita Balcells, © Marcela Grassi
© Marcela Grassi
  • Architects

    Conxita Balcells Blesa
  • Location

    Carrer Riera d'en Font, 60, 08391 Tiana, Barcelona, Spain
  • Area

    8149.0 m2
  • Year

    2009
  • Photography

    Marcela Grassi

© Marcela Grassi © Marcela Grassi © Marcela Grassi © Marcela Grassi +23

GMG House / Pedro Gadanho

01:00 - 25 June, 2013
GMG House / Pedro Gadanho, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +40

Sports Center and Indoor Pool / Alday Jover Arquitectura y Paisaje

01:00 - 25 June, 2013
Sports Center and Indoor Pool / Alday Jover Arquitectura y Paisaje, © José Hevia
© José Hevia
  • Architects

    Alday Jover Arquitectura y Paisaje / Iñaki Alday, Margarita Jover
  • Location

    Zaragoza, Spain
  • Collaborators

     Aroa Álvarez, Rubén Páez, Joana M.Verd, Lorena Bello
  • Technical Architect

    Fernando Benedicto
  • Area

    7365.0 m2
  • Year

    2008
  • Photography

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +27

Kulturbau / Benthem Crouwel Architects

01:00 - 25 June, 2013
Kulturbau / Benthem Crouwel Architects, © Thomas Eicken
© Thomas Eicken
  • Architects

  • Location

    Casinostraße 21, 56068 Koblenz, Germany
  • Project Team

    Markus Sporer, Marcel Blom, Anna Gerlach, Noortje ter Heege, Tina Kortmann, Sascha Rullkötter, Cornelius Wens, Sander Vijgen, Benedikt Krienen, Anna Böll, Frank Deltrap
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Thomas Eicken © Thomas Eicken © Thomas Eicken © Thomas Eicken +23

Water Patio House / Drozdov & Partners

01:00 - 25 June, 2013
© Andrey Avdeenko
© Andrey Avdeenko
  • Architects

  • Location

    Odessa, Ukraine
  • Architect in Charge

    Oleg Drozdov, Alexander Strulev
  • Landscape

    Jeroen Schipper Architecten
  • Area

    725.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

© Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko +31

'Composite Landscapes: Photomontage and Landscape Architecture' Exhibition

00:00 - 25 June, 2013
'Composite Landscapes: Photomontage and Landscape Architecture' Exhibition, © Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
© Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Curated by Charles Waldheim, Ruettgers Consulting Curator of Landscape, the 'Composite Landscapes: Photomontage and Landscape Architecture' exhibition opens this Thursday, June 27th, at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Examining the montage view, one of landscape architecture's most recognizable representational forms, the exhibit gathers work from a select group of influential contemporary artists and a dozen of the world's leading landscape architects. These composite views reveal practices of photomontage depicting the conceptual, experiential, and temporal dimensions of landscape. The exhibit runs until September 2nd. For more information, please visit here.

'Protective Ecologies: Building Resilience in Jamaica Bay': MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Gena Wirth with Alex Chohlas-Wood and Ben Mendelsohn

01:00 - 25 June, 2013
'Protective Ecologies: Building Resilience in Jamaica Bay': MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Gena Wirth with Alex Chohlas-Wood and Ben Mendelsohn, sand map detail / Courtesy of Gena Wirth + Alex Chohlas-Wood and Ben Mendelsohn
sand map detail / Courtesy of Gena Wirth + Alex Chohlas-Wood and Ben Mendelsohn

Designed by Gena Wirth, with Alex Chohlas-Wood and Ben Mendelsohn, their 'Protective Ecologies: Building Resilience in Jamaica Bay' proposal for the MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas was recently announced as one of the selected entries. Their concept explores how constructed ecosystems could function as coastal infrastructure in the severely damaged neighborhoods of Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways. More images and architects' description after the break.

Forgetting Women Architects / KCRW Design & Architecture

00:00 - 25 June, 2013
Forgetting Women Architects / KCRW Design & Architecture, Image by Tom Morris, March 2012, based on the "We Can Do It!" poster created by J. Howard Miller in 1942 for the U.S. War Production Coordinating Committee, as part of the homefront mobilization campaign during World War II. [Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, via Design Observer
Image by Tom Morris, March 2012, based on the "We Can Do It!" poster created by J. Howard Miller in 1942 for the U.S. War Production Coordinating Committee, as part of the homefront mobilization campaign during World War II. [Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, via Design Observer

Today, KCRW's Design & Architecture will air a podcast on the topic of "Forgetting Women Architects." The show will feature ArchDaily columnist Guy Horton's interview with Denise Scott Brown as well as a conversation based on Despina Stratigakos' fantastic article for Design Observer, "Unforgetting Women Architects: From the Pritzker to Wikipedia." In the article, Stratigakos describes how women continue to be edited out of architecture history and calls for us to "unforget" them by including their stories in online resources such as wikipedia. You can listen to the podcast here. 

Sa Vinyeta Hostel / Ripolltizon

01:00 - 24 June, 2013
Sa Vinyeta Hostel / Ripolltizon, © Jaime Sicilia
© Jaime Sicilia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ronda Nord, Ciutadella de Menorca, Illes Balears, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Pep Ripoll, Juan Miguel Tizón
  • Collaborators

    Fabio Ferone, Katja Brand Lassen
  • Area

    1125.0 m2
  • Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Jaime Sicilia © Jaime Sicilia © Jaime Sicilia © Jaime Sicilia +12

Danish Architect Henning Larsen, "Master of Light," Dead at 87

00:00 - 24 June, 2013

MAS CONTEXT #18: IMPROBABLE

00:00 - 24 June, 2013
MAS CONTEXT #18: IMPROBABLE, MAS Context #18: IMPROBABLE; Cover Design by Stephane Massa-Bidal
MAS Context #18: IMPROBABLE; Cover Design by Stephane Massa-Bidal

It is safe to say that architects and planners have always been among those striving for utopian ideals through physical space.  Just look at the 20th century, when designers converged around the idea of creating new cities for lives that embraced new technologies.  We had the Futurists who were obsessed with automobiles, speed and factory cities.  We had CIAM and Team 10 who collectively and individually developed the modernist ideals for housing and urban planning.  We had Archigram that developed conceptual creations for cities that walked, were inflatable, and could be packed and unpacked in locations all over the world.  We had Superstudio, an architecture firm that developed renowned conceptual works of the "total urbanization" of architecture.

As impractical and experimental as some of these proposals were, they initiated a conversation, not only about the physical space that they presented, but the social implications of their designs.  The latest issue of MAS CONTEXT, Improbable,tackles these "unlikely futures envisioned in the past that never became present" and explores how, to various degrees, these impossible and improbable agendas projects came to fruition.   Join as after the break for a closer look at the new issue.

Richmond Firehall No.2 / HCMA

01:00 - 24 June, 2013
Richmond Firehall No.2 / HCMA, Courtesy of HCMA
Courtesy of HCMA
  • Architects

  • Location

    Richmond, BC, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    HCMA
  • Area

    840.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Courtesy of HCMA Courtesy of HCMA Courtesy of HCMA Courtesy of HCMA +14

Urbanism Week 2013

00:00 - 24 June, 2013
Urbanism Week 2013, © Urbanismweek Committee 2013
© Urbanismweek Committee 2013

Organized by Polis, platform for Urbanism, the third edition of Urbanism Week will take place October 8-11 at TU Delft; University of Technology, the Netherlands. A yearly conference, the event aims to understand the perspectives, practices and trends in the field. This year’s Urbanism Week explores the influence of big companies on the city and the design of urban lifestyles. Hoping to link students with the professional field, the four- day program will find new ways of approaching different infrastructure aspects and new practices dealing with the globalized world. This also includes new urban structures and new urban players are going to be designated. For more information, please visit here.

'Reprogramming the City: Opportunities for Urban Infrastructure' Exhibition

00:00 - 24 June, 2013
'Reprogramming the City: Opportunities for Urban Infrastructure' Exhibition, Courtesy of BSA Space
Courtesy of BSA Space

Opening tomorrow, June 25th through September 29th at BSA Space, the 'Reprogramming the City: Opportunities for Urban Infrastructure' exhibition celebrates more than 40 examples of imaginative reuse, repurposing and reimagining of urban infrastructure, from physical objects to the city’s most functional systems and surfaces. Curated by Scott Burnham, the new exhibition presents a global overview to serve alternate and expanded functions for urban dwellers and visitors. Featured exhibits will include numerous videos, photos, media stations, renderings, and models. For more information, please visit here. More images after the break.

Spikerverket Housing / April Arkitekter

01:00 - 24 June, 2013
Spikerverket Housing / April Arkitekter, © Jiri Havran
© Jiri Havran
  • Architects

  • Location

    Oslo, Norway
  • Team Members

    Kjersti Hembre, Kathrine Lunøe, Arna Mathiesen, Gunnar Aasen Rogne
  • Landscape Architect

    Asplan Viak
  • Master Plan

    Mad Arkitekter
  • Developer

    Avantor AS
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Jiri Havran © Jiri Havran © Jiri Havran © Jiri Havran +28

House On Mount Anville / Aughey O’flaherty Architects

01:00 - 24 June, 2013
House On Mount Anville / Aughey O’flaherty Architects, © Marie-Louise Halpenny
© Marie-Louise Halpenny

© Marie-Louise Halpenny © Marie-Louise Halpenny © Marie-Louise Halpenny © Marie-Louise Halpenny +17

Wimbledon Master Plan Proposal / Grimshaw + Grant Associates

01:00 - 24 June, 2013
Wimbledon Master Plan Proposal / Grimshaw + Grant Associates, Courtesy of Grimshaw
Courtesy of Grimshaw

The All England Lawn Tennis Club has just unveiled this design proposal for the Wimbledon Master Plan developed by Grimshaw Architects, with top UK landscape architecture firm, Grant Associates.  Marking the first step in a consultation process, the vision reflects and reinforces the long history of The Championships while further enhancing Wimbledon’s position as the premier Grand Slam tennis event. More images and architects' description after the break.

Lakehouse Residence / Max Strang Architecture

01:00 - 24 June, 2013
© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol

© Calder Wilson © Calder Wilson © Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol +17