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Humber Centre for Justice Leadership / Gow Hastings Architects

01:00 - 23 July, 2013
Humber Centre for Justice Leadership / Gow Hastings Architects, ©  Tom Arban
© Tom Arban
  • Architects

  • Location

    Toronto, Ontario
  • Design Team

    Philip Hastings, Valerie Gow, Jim Burkitt, David Colussi, Dan Malka, Rich D’Alessandro, Janice Lee, Julian Ocampo
  • Landscape Consultant

    NAK Design Group
  • Structural Consultant

    Cathro Engineering Limited
  • Mechanical & Electrical Consultant

    McGregor Allsop Limited
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

©  Tom Arban ©  Tom Arban ©  Tom Arban ©  Tom Arban +13

Muqarnas Tower / SOM

00:00 - 23 July, 2013
Muqarnas Tower / SOM, Courtesy of SOM
Courtesy of SOM
  • Architects

  • Location

    Riyadh Saudi Arabia
  • Design Partner

    Roger Duffy, FAIA
  • Managing Partner

    Peter Magill, AIA
  • Project Manager

    Joseph Ruocco, AIA
  • Senior Design Architect

    Scott Duncan, AIA
  • Design Architect

    Jackie Wong, AIA
  • Area

    890000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of SOM

Courtesy of SOM Courtesy of SOM Courtesy of SOM Courtesy of SOM +13

AD Classics: Inmos Microprocessor Factory / Richard Rogers Partnership

01:00 - 23 July, 2013
Courtesy of Richard Rogers Partnership
Courtesy of Richard Rogers Partnership

Having made his name with the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Lloyd's building, Richard Rogers - who turns 80 today - was commissioned in 1980 to design the Inmos microprocessor factory in Newport, Wales. The factory's design was targeted for the delicate process of microchip assembly, which requires a clean and controlled space. Built at the time of the computer-chip boom, construction had to be completed within one year, a factor which would greatly influence the design. 

Rogers's response, based on his previous high-tech designs, was to move the services to the outside of the building and split the interior into 'clean' spaces for microchip assembly and 'dirty' spaces for other tasks. Moreover, Rogers opted for an off-site prefabrication of parts, which not only increased the speed of construction, but would also allow for the factory to be easily replicated as a model.

Read more after the  break...

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Kloof 151 / SAOTA

01:00 - 23 July, 2013
Courtesy of SAOTA
Courtesy of SAOTA
  • Architects

  • Location

    Clifton, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Project Team

    Philip Olmesdahl, Stefan Antoni & Johann van der Vyver
  • Interior Design

    Mark Rielly & Ashleigh Gilmour
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of SAOTA

Courtesy of SAOTA Courtesy of SAOTA Courtesy of SAOTA Courtesy of SAOTA +14

Miami Beach Convention Center Winning Proposal / South Beach ACE

01:00 - 23 July, 2013
Miami Beach Convention Center Winning Proposal / South Beach ACE, Courtesy of OMA
Courtesy of OMA

South Beach ACE, the collaborative team made up of Tishman, a national real estate development firm led by Dan Tishman; international architecture firm OMA, led by Pritzker Prize winning architect Rem Koolhaas; and Miami Beach developer Robert Wennett, were just announced by the Miami Beach City Commission as the winning team in a competition to redevelop the Miami Beach Convention Center and the surrounding 52-acre site. Looking forward to bring the project to fruition, the team firmly believes a renovated convention center, adjacent hotel, and re-imagined convention center campus are critical to Miami Beach's ability to maintain and grow its desirability as a tourism and convention destination. More images and the team's description after the break.

Leaning Out: Women in Global Practice

00:00 - 23 July, 2013
Leaning Out: Women in Global Practice, Courtesy of AIA NY Global Dialogues & AIA NY Women in Architecture
Courtesy of AIA NY Global Dialogues & AIA NY Women in Architecture

As part of the 2013 AIA Global Dialogues, (un-covered) Connections, 'Leaning Out: Women in Global Practice' will discuss what it means to be a woman in the construction industry practicing globally in our time. Taking place this Thursday, July 25th, from 6-8pm EST at the Center for Architecture in New York, key speakers include the most significant women in their field - over 3 generations, which will be moderated by Cathleen McGuigan – Editor-in-chief at Architectural Record. Organized by AIA NY Global Dialogues and AIA NY Women in Architecture, the main question of the event is,'What are the challenges and the opportunities that women who choose this path face and how do their successes and shortcomings affect the next generation?' For more information, please visit here.

EL RENGLE / Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto

00:00 - 23 July, 2013
© Ferran Mateo
© Ferran Mateo

© Ferran Mateo © Ferran Mateo © Ferran Mateo © Shlomi Almagor +16

Richard Rogers Honoured at New London Awards

01:00 - 23 July, 2013
The Shed by Haworth Thompkins, one of the 17 winners of the New London Awards. Image © Helen Binet
The Shed by Haworth Thompkins, one of the 17 winners of the New London Awards. Image © Helen Binet

The New London Awards, which recognize the best projects in London - both recently completed and on the drawing-board - were held at London's Guildhall on the 12th of July. Richard Rogers took the top prize of "New Londoner of the Year" in recognition of his life-long commitment to raising the quality of urbanism in the UK capital. The award coincides with his 80th birthday and a major retrospective at the Royal Academy.

See all the winners of the 17 different awards after the break.

ROCA London Gallery by Zaha Hadid Architects. Image Courtesy of ROCA US Embassy by Keiran Timberlake. Rendering © Studio amd North London Hospice by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. Image © Tim Soar Hayes Primary School by Hayhurst & Co. Image © Kilian O'Sullivan +9

OMA's Competition Proposal Selected in Santa Monica

00:00 - 23 July, 2013
OMA's Competition Proposal Selected in Santa Monica, © OMA
© OMA

Santa Monica’s City Staff has recommended OMA’s competition proposal for a mixed-use development in the heart of downtown Santa Monica. The building and surrounding plaza incorporates a civic plaza, cultural venue, retail, residences, offices and a boutique hotel. The City Staff selection panel praised OMA’s project for its iconic architecture and flexibility, saying it would “easily accommodate potential design modifications and adjust to market demand changes in the future.” Santa Monica’s City Council will review the recommendation on August 27th before the project formally proceeds in 2014.

The proposal’s plazas and terraces will add over 55,000 square feet of programmable open space. A cultural venue will sit inside of the building, anchored by office spaces for Santa Monica and greater Los Angeles’ growing tech industry. The project will be led by OMA’s New York office, headed by Shohei Shigematsu. He explained, “Our design provides residents, tourists, and entrepreneurs a dynamic new public realm – a stepped building that achieves a strong interaction between interior program and exterior environments.”

More images and information after the break…

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In Progress: Jinan Cultural centre / Paul Andreu Architecte + Richez Associes + BIAD

01:00 - 23 July, 2013
In Progress: Jinan Cultural centre / Paul Andreu Architecte + Richez Associes + BIAD, Courtesy of Paul Andreu Architecte
Courtesy of Paul Andreu Architecte
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jinan – China
  • Design Team

    Katharina Kriener, Stephanie Boufflet
  • Area

    70000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Paul Andreu Architecte

Courtesy of Paul Andreu Architecte Courtesy of Paul Andreu Architecte Courtesy of Paul Andreu Architecte Courtesy of Paul Andreu Architecte +14

One Wybelenna / Shaun Lockyer Architects

01:00 - 23 July, 2013
© Scott Burrows
© Scott Burrows
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brookfield, Brisbane, Australia
  • Design Team

    Shaun Lockyer ,Shane Marsh, Lucy Hyndman, Richard Pain, Corinne Bolton
  • Area

    1012.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows +47

Cowshed House / Carterwilliamson Architects

01:00 - 23 July, 2013
Cowshed House / Carterwilliamson Architects, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +23

Pingtan Art Museum / MAD

01:00 - 23 July, 2013
Pingtan Art Museum / MAD, © MAD
© MAD

Chinese firm MAD sends us their latest museum project: Pingtang Art Museum. With a projected area of over 40,000 square meters and as the largest private museum in Asia, the museum will display thousands of pieces of national treasures. 

© MAD © MAD © MAD © MAD +18

Dalian International Conference Center / Coop Himmelb(l)au

01:00 - 23 July, 2013
Dalian International Conference Center / Coop Himmelb(l)au, © Duccio Malagamba
© Duccio Malagamba
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dalian, China
  • Design Principal

    Wolf D. Prix
  • Project Partner

    Paul Kath (until 2010), Wolfgang Reicht
  • Project Architect

    Wolfgang Reicht
  • Design Architect

    Alexander Ott
  • Design Team

    Quirin Krumbholz, Eva Wolf, Victoria Coaloa
  • Project Team

    Nico Boyer, Liisi Salumaa, Anja Sorger, Vanessa Castro Vélez, Lei Feng, Reinhard Hacker, Jan Brosch, Veronika Janovska, Manfred Yuen, Matthias Niemeyer, Matt Kirkham, Peter Rose, Markus Wings, Ariane Marx, Wendy Fok, Reinhard Platzl, Debora Creel, Hui-Cheng, Jessie Chen, Simon Diesendruck, Yue Chen, Thomas Hindelang, Pola Dietrich, Moritz Keitel, Ian Robertson, Keigo Fukugaki, Gaspar Gonzalez Melero, Giacomo Tinari, Alice Gong
  • Model Building

    Nam La-Chi, Paul Hoszowski, Taylor Clayton, Matthias Bornhofer, Katsyua Arai, Zhu Juankang, Lukas Allner, Phillip Reiner, Moritz Heinrath, Olivia Wimmer, Silja Wiener, Katrin Ertle, Maria Zagallo, Logan Yuen, André Nakonz, Arihan Senocak, Rashmi Jois, Sachin Thorat, Marc Werner
  • Area

    117650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba +46

Critical Round-Up: Reactions to the Stirling Prize Shortlist

00:00 - 23 July, 2013
Critical Round-Up: Reactions to the Stirling Prize Shortlist

Most critics agree that this year's shortlist for the Stirling Prize is more "modest" than in past years - which is not to say that they didn't have plenty to say on RIBA's selection. Check out the critical responses from The Financial Times' Edwin Heathcoate, The Guardian's Oliver Wainwright and The Independent’s Jay Merrick, after the break...

A Moving Question: The Beauty of a Broken Silo

00:00 - 23 July, 2013
A Moving Question: The Beauty of a Broken Silo, © Tim Hursley
© Tim Hursley

Compelled by its utilitarian structure and its run in with a tornado, well-known photographer Tim Hursley came across a damaged grain silo while spending 16 years in Hale County, Alabama documenting the work of Mississippi architect Samuel Mockbee and his Rural Studio project. The structure quickly became more than just another object to see and photograph, so he eventually bought the silo after documenting it periodically over a span of three years. Hursley is currently thinking about moving it around - from one place to another - through means of digital media and technology. As he puts it, he simply, 'encountered and saw it,' and by moving it from one place to the next, he leaves discovery up to the observer. More images and a video after the break.

Studio Gang to Design New Residence Hall and Dining Commons for UChicago

00:00 - 23 July, 2013
Studio Gang to Design New Residence Hall and Dining Commons for UChicago, © Studio Gang Architects
© Studio Gang Architects

Studio Gang Architects will design a new residence hall and dining commons for the University of Chicago, officials announced today. Expected to open in 2016, the new facility will stand at the corner of 55th Street and University Ave and will act as a gateway connecting the Hyde Park community to the rest of the University.  Jeanne Gang’s studio was chosen out of dozens of entries, in a process that called upon the input of faculty, staff, students, as well as community and University stakeholders.

Acrobatic Arts Center / DX Arquitectos

01:00 - 23 July, 2013
Acrobatic Arts Center / DX Arquitectos, © Pablo Blanco Barros
© Pablo Blanco Barros

© Pablo Blanco Barros © Pablo Blanco Barros © Pablo Blanco Barros Courtesy of DX Arquitectos +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    La Reina, La Reina, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Design Team

    Juan Luzoro, Roberto Mercado, Diego Pitters, Federico Novoa, Sergio Hidalgo, Claudio Aguila
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

    Pablo Blanco Barros, Cortesía de DX Arquitectos