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AALON / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners

01:00 - 21 August, 2013
AALON / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners, © Jean-Luc Laloux
© Jean-Luc Laloux

© Jean-Luc Laloux © Jean-Luc Laloux © Jean-Luc Laloux © Jean-Luc Laloux +31

Business Premise / Ksg Architekten

01:00 - 21 August, 2013
Business Premise / Ksg Architekten, © Yohan Zerdoun
© Yohan Zerdoun
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tegernseer Landstraße 64, 81541 Munich, Germany
  • Area

    6800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun +8

Inside2013 Competition Winners Announced

01:00 - 21 August, 2013
Inside2013 Competition Winners Announced, Hive City / Elevator B: An Urban Bee Habitat
Hive City / Elevator B: An Urban Bee Habitat

The winners of the Inside2013 Competition, hosted by the Morpholio Project, have just been announced. The Competition emphasized the wealth of talent brimming from young designers, especially with respect to creative structures for communities. These winning entries, which publicly promote the research, exploration and investigation currently happening amongst today's emerging talent, take into consideration our increased use of technology and contribute ideas which are not so far off from being realized in the future. More images and information on the winners after the break.

ONO Corporate Headquarters / ACXT

00:00 - 21 August, 2013
ONO Corporate Headquarters / ACXT, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
  • Architects

  • Location

    Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Borja Aróstegui Chapa, Jose Luis Álvarez Teixeira, Ana Peigneux
  • Project Director

    Ana Diaz González
  • Project Architects

    Ana Diaz González, Javier Álvarez de Tomás
  • Project Management

    Ana Díaz González, Javier Álvarez de Tomás
  • Area

    13750.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Courtesy of ACXT Arquitectos © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +34

MBO College North / Burton Hamfelt Architectuur

01:00 - 21 August, 2013
MBO College North / Burton Hamfelt Architectuur, Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur
Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur
  • Architects

  • Location

    MBO College Noord, 13, 1022 LD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Area

    21000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur

Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur +22

Clifton Hill House / Nic Owen Architects

01:00 - 21 August, 2013
Clifton Hill House / Nic Owen Architects, © Rhiannon Slatter
© Rhiannon Slatter

© Rhiannon Slatter © Rhiannon Slatter © Rhiannon Slatter © Rhiannon Slatter +16

Request for Qualifications: MLK Jr. Memorial Library

00:00 - 21 August, 2013
Request for Qualifications: MLK Jr. Memorial Library, Courtesy of District of Columbia Public Library
Courtesy of District of Columbia Public Library

In honor and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, which took place August 28, 1963, the RFQ for architectural services for the new Martin Luther King Jr. Public Library was officially launched today by the District of Columbia Public Library. Currently a Mies van der Rohe building, which is his only library and the only Mies building in D.C., people using the public library more than ever to seek assistance in navigating the complex networks of information available to them and in converting that information to knowledge for their personal needs (education, lifelong learning, enjoyment, jobs, business development, and so on).

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library will be a place for residents to explore, connect, create and engage. They seek an inspiring design for the library of the future that will accommodate great flexibility in library uses and in technology. The RFQ's are due no later than September 23. A pre-proposal conference is also set to take place September 10. For more information, including the full RFQ document, please visit here.

Jaehoon’s Jip-Soori / Moohoi Architecture Studio

01:00 - 21 August, 2013
Jaehoon’s Jip-Soori / Moohoi Architecture Studio, © Park Young-Che
© Park Young-Che
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Kim Jae-Kwan
  • Construction

    Kim Jae-Kwan. Lee GI-Joo, Kim Tae-Hwan
  • Area

    298.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Park Young-Che, Courtesy of Moohoi Architecture Studio

Courtesy of Moohoi Architecture Studio Courtesy of Moohoi Architecture Studio © Park Young-Che © Park Young-Che +20

Sunny Side House / Wallflower Architecture + Design

01:00 - 21 August, 2013
Sunny Side House / Wallflower Architecture + Design, © Marc Tey
© Marc Tey
  • Architects

  • Location

    Serangoon, Singapore
  • Design Team

    Robin Tan, Cecil Chee, Sean Zheng, Shirley Tan & Eileen Kok
  • Area

    367.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Marc Tey © Marc Tey © Marc Tey © Marc Tey +29

Biennial of the Americas 2013: Draft Urbanism

00:00 - 21 August, 2013
© Cristobal Palma
© Cristobal Palma

Colorado’s Biennial of the Americas has invited artists and architects from across the Americas to participate in the second edition of Draft Urbanism: a citywide exhibition that examines the evolving relationship we have with our cities. This year, four architects - plan:b arquitectos (Colombia), Pezo von Ellrichshausen (Chile), June14 Meyer-Grohbrügge&Chermayeff (New York/Berlin), and Alex Schweder (New York) - were commissioned to each design and build a large-scale installation that address site-specific urban challenges and key planning issues presently facing downtown Denver. 

With urban challenges ranging from Denver’s over abundance of surface parking lots to the effects of an 8-lane thoroughfare that splits the downtown core, these four installations aim to portray a deep understanding of the city’s history while proposing innovative ways in which art can address our urban future. 

Read on to learn about the installations and view a short film for each by Cristobal Palma

The Penn Station Proposals: Vanity Projects?

00:00 - 21 August, 2013
The Penn Station Proposals: Vanity Projects?, © SHoP Architects
© SHoP Architects

In this article in the New York Observer, Stephen Jacob Smith discusses the future of Penn Station, now that Madison Square Garden's permit has been extended by just 10 years. Smith thinks that the grand redesigns of the station itself are pure vanity - considering the poor organization of the current station and the competing interests of the stakeholders involved - and proposes that there are better improvements to be had in unseen infrastructure improvements rather than show-stopping architecture. Read the full article here.

Casa 103 / Marlene Uldschmidt

00:00 - 21 August, 2013
Casa 103 / Marlene Uldschmidt, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    Casa 103, Ferragudo, Portugal
  • Collaboratin

    Maurícia Bento, Arq.ª
  • Structure

    Protecna Engineering Team
  • Carpentry

    equipa quatro
  • Area

    230.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +29

308 Mulberry / Robert M. Gurney Architect

01:00 - 21 August, 2013
308 Mulberry / Robert M. Gurney Architect, © Maxwell MacKenzie
© Maxwell MacKenzie

© Maxwell MacKenzie © Maxwell MacKenzie © Maxwell MacKenzie © Maxwell MacKenzie +44

The "Open House": From House to Theater in 90 Minutes

01:00 - 21 August, 2013

"Open House" is artist Matthew Mazzotta's latest invention: a compact, faded pink house that unfolds into a ten-piece outdoor theater that seats nearly 100 people. Facing a raised earthen stage, it's a public space made from the remnants of a privately owned blighted property. Reversing the loss of public space that the city of York, Alabama has experienced, Open House has transformed a wasted ruin of a house into an outdoor theatre open to various community events.

July's ABI Jumps Full Point, Indicates National Growth

00:00 - 21 August, 2013
July's ABI Jumps Full Point, Indicates National Growth, July ABI via Calculated Risk
July ABI via Calculated Risk

The July Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has jumped to 52.7, up more than one full point from June's 51.6, indicating "acceleration in the growth of design activity nationally." As any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings, July's score reflects an increase in demand for design services; this increase was seen most dramatically in the area of new projects, which jumped from 62.6 in June to 66.7 in July.

Despite the optimistic results, AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, noted the uneven nature of the growth, and warned that "it is premature to declare the entire sector has entered an expansion phase.”

More statistics from July's ABI, after the break...

Norman Foster Resigns from Moscow's Pushkin Museum Expansion

00:00 - 21 August, 2013
Norman Foster Resigns from Moscow's Pushkin Museum Expansion, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts via Wikipedia
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts via Wikipedia

Norman Foster has walked away from a $670 million expansion project for Moscow’s largest museum of European art: The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. According to The Art Newspaper, the prized British architect resigned from the project back in June after Moscow’s chief architect, Sergei Kuznetsov issued an ultimatum that demanded Foster either work and defend the project himself or turn it down. 

AD Classics: Niterói Contemporary Art Museum / Oscar Niemeyer

01:00 - 21 August, 2013
Courtesy of wikiarquitectura.com
Courtesy of wikiarquitectura.com

The Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, also know as the MAC, was designed by the famed Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and completed in 1996. This iconic saucer-shaped structure, situated on a cliffside above Guanabara bay in the city of Niterói, brilliantly frames the panoramic views of the city of Rio De Janeiro and encapsulates the simple, yet brilliant signature aesthetic of Niemeyer.

© Gili Merin © Gili Merin Sketch by Oscar Niemeyer. Image Courtesy of wikiarquitectura.com Courtesy of wikiarquitectura.com +14

Brooklyn to Transform Canal Into "Sponge Park"

00:00 - 20 August, 2013
Brooklyn to Transform Canal Into "Sponge Park", Courtesy of dlandstudio
Courtesy of dlandstudio

One of the United States’ most polluted bodies of water is about to receive a much needed make-over: In early 2014, construction will begin on a pollution-preventing greenscape that will run alongside Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal. The proposal, dubbed Sponge Park, was envisioned more than five years ago by Susannah Drake of dlandstudio and has just now “soaked up” enough funds to move forward.