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

The Nest / a21studio

01:00 - 4 June, 2013
The Nest / a21studio, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki
  • Architects

  • Location

    Thuận An, Vietnam
  • Area

    40.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki +25

Films & Architecture: "The Fall"

00:00 - 4 June, 2013
Films & Architecture: "The Fall"

The Fall is a very visually powerful film. It is the result of a tremendous effort from its director Tarsem Singh, who travelled around the world in order to find the right locations for each scene. It is not only about the diversity of these spaces, but also the way that Singh is able to put all those elements together as part of a massive surrealistic world. 

Gehry to Design New York Office for Facebook

00:00 - 4 June, 2013
Gehry to Design New York Office for Facebook, via TechCrunch
via TechCrunch

Shortly after winning approval on their Frank Gehry-designed, Menlo Park headquarters in California, Facebook has announced plans to once again commission the Los Angeles-based starchitect to design a new office for their New York City team. By early 2014, Gehry is expected to refurbish an existing 100,000 square-foot, two-story office space - nearly twice the size of their current home at 335 Madison Ave - on 770 Broadway. 

'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.

The Mapdwell Project: Determining Optimal Solar Power on Rooftops

00:00 - 3 June, 2013
The Mapdwell Project: Determining Optimal Solar Power on Rooftops, Screen Shot of Mapdwell Solar System Platform
Screen Shot of Mapdwell Solar System Platform

The Mapdwell Project is a collaborative effort of researchers, academics, and professionals from MIT from a range of fields - design, building technology, engineering, environmental sciences, finance, and computer sciences - to develop a community resource of research-driven and tested information of sustainable practices. 

The Sustainable Design Lab at MIT collaborated with design studio MoDE (Modern Development Studio), which designed the online viewer. 

The fundamental goal of Mapdwell is to deliver a tool that enables communities to make informed decisions about how to incorporate sustainable practices into their lifestyles through community awareness, and access to information about energy efficiency and smart development.

More details on this tool after the break.

Naegok V house / jhy architect & associates

01:00 - 3 June, 2013
© Kyung sub, Shin
© Kyung sub, Shin

© Kyung sub, Shin © Kyung sub, Shin © Kyung sub, Shin © Kyung sub, Shin +39

Mar Surf Center of Somo / Javier Romero Soto Arquitecto

01:00 - 3 June, 2013
© Javier Azurmendi
© Javier Azurmendi

© Javier Azurmendi © Javier Azurmendi © Javier Azurmendi © Javier Azurmendi +40

Seascape House / Tomoyuki Sakakida Architect and Associates

01:00 - 3 June, 2013
© Shigeo Ogawa
© Shigeo Ogawa

© Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa +18

Micro-house / Studio Liu Lubin

01:00 - 3 June, 2013
Courtesy of Studio Liu Lubin
Courtesy of Studio Liu Lubin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Project Team

    Liu Lubin, Wang Lin, Weng Jia, Wang Xiaofeng, Wan Li, Liang YIfan, Zhao Ye
  • Constructor

    Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tsinghua University CO.LTD Nanjing University Of Technology Advanced Engineering Composites Research Center
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Studio Liu Lubin

Courtesy of Studio Liu Lubin Courtesy of Studio Liu Lubin Courtesy of Studio Liu Lubin Courtesy of Studio Liu Lubin +25

River Room / Shaun Lockyer Architects

01:00 - 3 June, 2013
© Scott Burrows
© Scott Burrows
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chelmer, Brisbane, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Shaun Lockyer Architects
  • Design Team

    Jen Lambkin, Corinne Bolton
  • Area

    292.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows +15

Calatrava to Build World's Most Expensive Transportation Hub

00:00 - 3 June, 2013
WTC © Joe Woolhead
WTC © Joe Woolhead

The World Trade Center Complex in Lower Manhattan is slowly progressing, now more than a decade after 9/11.  The Memorial was unveiled on the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, while the Freedom Tower is well on its way to completion, proudly displaying the spire that was mounted just a few weeks ago.  The site still is - and will be for many years to come - a maddening array of construction equipment, scaffolding and cranes that are working busily at the various components of WTC's rebuilding.  Yet while all this development is moving forward, the cost of the construction is ballooning.  

According to an article in The Observer, the site now boasts one of the most expensive office buildings in the world - the Freedom Tower - and one of the most expensive parking garages in history - the Vehicle Security Center.  And to add to this grandiose display of New York City's perseverance over tragedy, Santiago Calatrava's Transit Hub - Port Authority's PATH station to New Jersey - has become an exceedingly controversial point of contention for its skyrocketing budget, now reported at $3.47 billion still two years away from completion.  This may be one of the most expensive transportation hubs in the world, considering that its passenger volume does not justify this expense as much as its location might.  

Join us after the break for more.

SUE 006 Housing / Urban Platform

01:00 - 3 June, 2013
SUE 006 Housing / Urban Platform, © Marc Detiffe
© Marc Detiffe

© Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde +20

Green Valley Project Proposal / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

01:00 - 3 June, 2013
Green Valley Project Proposal / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Just this past Thursday, schmidt hammer lassen architects, East China Architecture and Design Institute, and Shanghai Expo Construction Development Company celebrated the ground breaking for, and start of construction of, the new Green Valley project on the site of the former 2010 Shanghai Expo. Located immediately next to the iconic Chinese pavilion, the architects won the international competition to design this 50,000-square-meter project last year. This project aims to become a new central urban development in Shanghai, integrating new sustainable solutions in both the urban design and the individual buildings on the site. More images and architects' description after the break.

Brampton Soccer Centre / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

01:00 - 3 June, 2013
Brampton Soccer Centre / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects, © Tom Arban
© Tom Arban

© Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban +29

ASU Health Service / Lake|Flato Architects

01:00 - 3 June, 2013
ASU Health Service / Lake|Flato Architects, © Bill Timmerman
© Bill Timmerman

© Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Health Service Building, 451 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281, United States
  • Architect of Record

    Orcutt Winslow
  • Area

    34500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Sports Hall Zehlendorfer Welle / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

01:00 - 3 June, 2013
Sports Hall Zehlendorfer Welle / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten, © Jan Bitter
© Jan Bitter

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter +11

NP House / NoArq

01:00 - 3 June, 2013
© Arménio Teixeira
© Arménio Teixeira
  • Architects

  • Location

    Famalicão, Portugal
  • Author

    José Carlos Nunes de Oliveira
  • Area

    490.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Arménio Teixeira, Courtesy of NoArq

© Arménio Teixeira © Arménio Teixeira © Arménio Teixeira © Arménio Teixeira +32