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AD Classics: Salk Institute / Louis Kahn

04:00 - 29 August, 2017
AD Classics: Salk Institute / Louis Kahn, © Liao Yusheng
© Liao Yusheng

In 1959, Jonas Salk, the man who had discovered the vaccine for polio, approached Louis I. Kahn with a project. The city of La Jolla, California had provided him with a picturesque site along the Pacific coast, where Salk intended to found and build a biological research center. Salk, whose vaccine had already had a profound impact on the prevention of the disease, was adamant that the design for this new facility should explore the implications of the sciences for humanity. He also had a broader, if no less profound, directive for his chosen architect: to “create a facility worthy of a visit by Picasso.” The result was the Salk Institute, a facility lauded for both its functionality and its striking aesthetics – and the manner in which each supports the other.[1,2]

© Liao Yusheng © Liao Yusheng © Liao Yusheng © Liao Yusheng + 20

These Images of Abandoned Insane Asylums Show Architecture That Was Designed to Heal

09:30 - 8 March, 2017
These Images of Abandoned Insane Asylums Show Architecture That Was Designed to Heal, Courtesy of Matt Van der Velde
Courtesy of Matt Van der Velde

With cracked paint, overgrown vines, rust, and decay, abandoned buildings have carved out a photographic genre that plays to our complex fascination with the perverse remnants of our past. While intellectual interest in ruins has been recorded for centuries, the popularity and controversy of contemporary "ruin porn" can be traced back to somewhere around 2009, when photographer James Griffioen’s feral houses series sparked a conversation about the potential harm in the aesthetic appropriation of urban collapse.

A favorite subject within this field is the American insane asylum, whose tragic remains carry echoes of the unsavory history of mental illness treatment in the United States. These state-funded asylums were intensely overcrowded and often housed patients in nightmarish conditions in the 20th century. Beginning in 1955, with the introduction of the antipsychotic drug Thorazine, these institutions were closed in large numbers, never to be reopened [1]. Now, these closed but un-demolished asylums that dot the country are the subject of "ruin porn" that neglects an equally important piece of the buildings’ narrative: the beginning. In his recent photobook Abandoned Asylums, Photographer Matt Van der Velde depicts this earlier period of asylum architecture, when the institutions were built in the belief that the built environment has the power to cure.

Courtesy of Matt Van der Velde Courtesy of Matt Van der Velde Courtesy of Matt Van der Velde Courtesy of Matt Van der Velde + 61

TheeAe Unveils a Triangular Proposal for Australia’s Ryde Civic Center

08:00 - 11 June, 2016
Courtesy of TheeAe LTD.
Courtesy of TheeAe LTD.

TheeAe has revealed their competition entry for a new civic center in Ryde, Australia. As its name indicates, ‘Trianglemnant’ builds upon the unique triangular site area, and consists of a series of overlapping trilateral forms that shape the building and surrounding public spaces.

Trianglemnant was put forward as part of the international design competition ‘Design our Ryde’, which invited architects to present proposals for a new civic center at the gateway to the municipality.  Though the project was not one of the four shortlisted, its attempt to create a diverse public space is noteworthy.

Head Office of AGC Glass Europe / SAMYN and PARTNERS

09:00 - 22 June, 2015
Head Office of AGC Glass Europe / SAMYN and PARTNERS, © Simon Schmitt
© Simon Schmitt

© Serge Brison © Serge Brison © Marie-Françoise Plissart © Marie-Françoise Plissart + 61

AECOM's Basketball Training Facility Encases a Diverse Range of Program in LA

14:00 - 13 June, 2015
AECOM's Basketball Training Facility Encases a Diverse Range of Program in LA, Courtesy of AECOM LA Design Studio
Courtesy of AECOM LA Design Studio

AECOM has designed a $42,000,000 campus and training facility for a professional basketball organization in West Los Angeles. The building contains a basketball arena, corporate headquarters, a hall of fame, and gardens, among other programs. Despite the building’s varied uses, AECOM was determined to make it “basketball centric.”

Courtesy of AECOM Courtesy of AECOM LA Design Studio Interior Court Render / AECOM LA Design Studio Courtesy of AECOM LA Design Studio + 13

Sparkasse Bank / Dietger Wissounig Architekten

05:00 - 13 June, 2015
Sparkasse Bank / Dietger Wissounig Architekten, © dermaurer
© dermaurer

© dermaurer © dermaurer © dermaurer © dermaurer + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Villacher Straße 165, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria
  • Design Team

    Dietger Wissounig, Vojka Mocnik, Patrick Steiner, Thomas Wadl
  • Area

    716.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Zonic Vision Office / Stu/D/O Architects

20:00 - 11 June, 2015
Zonic Vision Office / Stu/D/O Architects, © Krisada Boonchaleow
© Krisada Boonchaleow

© Krisada Boonchaleow © Wison Tungthunya Courtesy of Stu/D/O Architects © Wison Tungthunya + 35

Layerscape / Kiến Trúc O

19:00 - 9 June, 2015
Layerscape / Kiến Trúc O, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki + 19

  • Architects

    Kiến Trúc O
  • Location

    Da Nang, Da Nang, Vietnam
  • Design Team

    Đàm Huỳnh Quốc Vũ, Lê An Ni, Trần Minh Tuyến, Thái Thanh Xuân, Lê Hồng Đức
  • Area

    1025.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

New Ludgate / Fletcher Priest Architects + Sauerbruch Hutton Architects

05:00 - 4 June, 2015
New Ludgate / Fletcher Priest Architects + Sauerbruch Hutton Architects, © Jan Bitter
© Jan Bitter

© Jan Bitter © Paul Grundy Courtesy of Fletcher Priest Architects, Sauerbruch Hutton Architects © Jan Bitter + 35

FBI South Florida Headquarters / Krueck + Sexton Architects

11:00 - 3 June, 2015
FBI South Florida Headquarters / Krueck + Sexton Architects, © Nick Merrick - Hedrich Blessing
© Nick Merrick - Hedrich Blessing

© Nick Merrick - Hedrich Blessing © Nick Merrick - Hedrich Blessing © Nick Merrick - Hedrich Blessing © Nick Merrick - Hedrich Blessing + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    1930 SW 145th Ave, Miramar, FL 33027, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Ron Krueck, FAIA
  • Lead Design Principal

    Mark Sexton, FAIA
  • Project

    Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Building
  • Project Principal

    Tom Jacobs
  • Project Team

    Yugene Cha, Don Semple, AIA, Jennifer Stanovich, Tim Tracey, Laura Fehlberg
  • Area

    375000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

HIT3 / Alejandro Gawianski

11:00 - 2 June, 2015
HIT3 / Alejandro Gawianski, © Albano García
© Albano García

© Albano García © Albano García © Albano García © Albano García + 33

  • Architects

  • Location

    La Pampa, Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Area

    2300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

The Investcorp Building / Zaha Hadid Architects

12:00 - 31 May, 2015
The Investcorp Building / Zaha Hadid Architects, © Luke Hayes
© Luke Hayes

© Luke Hayes © Luke Hayes © Luke Hayes © Luke Hayes + 44

  • Architects

  • Location

    Saint Antony's College, University of Oxford, Saint Antony's College, Woodstock Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6JF, United Kingdom
  • Design

    Zaha Hadid
  • Project Director

    Jim Heverin
  • Project Associates

    Johannes Hoffmann; Ken Bostock
  • Project Architect

    Alex Bilton
  • Area

    1127.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Hasselt Court of Justice / J. Mayer H. Architects + a2o architecten + Lens°Ass architecten

15:00 - 30 May, 2015
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Monseigneur Broekxplein, 3500 Hasselt, Belgium
  • Design Team J Mayer H Architects

    Jürgen Mayer H., Georg Schmidthals, Marcus Blum, Güvenc Özel, Jan-Christoph Stockebrand
  • Design Team a2o architecten

    Luc Vanmuysen, Jo Berben, Tim Vekemans, Mannfred Benditz
  • Design Team Lens°Ass architecten

    Bart Lens, Massimo Pignanelli, Philippe Dirix, Jan Achten
  • Area

    3,200 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin + 22

Alto El Golf / Handel Architects

09:00 - 29 May, 2015
Alto El Golf / Handel Architects, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Glenn Rescalvo, AIA
  • Project Architect

    Maximiliano Noguera
  • Project Manager

    Jim Hakes
  • Project Designer

    Michael Lin
  • Area

    29000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Made to be Moved / Arcgency

22:00 - 25 May, 2015
Made to be Moved / Arcgency, © COAST_ Rasmus Hjortshøj
© COAST_ Rasmus Hjortshøj

© COAST_ Rasmus Hjortshøj © COAST_ Rasmus Hjortshøj © COAST_ Rasmus Hjortshøj © COAST_ Rasmus Hjortshøj + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nordhavnen, Denmark
  • Engineer

    Structural, SlothMøller. Energy, Steensen & Varming.
  • Area

    660.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

PSD Bank Office Building / Bayer & Strobel Architekten

15:00 - 21 May, 2015
PSD Bank Office Building / Bayer & Strobel Architekten, © Peter Strobel
© Peter Strobel

© Peter Strobel © Peter Strobel © Peter Strobel © Peter Strobel + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bahnhofstraße 68, 66125 Saarbrücken, Germany
  • Architects in Charge

    Gunther Bayer, Peter Strobel
  • Area

    1610.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Bank of Pisa and Fornacette New HQ / Massimo Mariani

04:00 - 19 May, 2015
Bank of Pisa and Fornacette New HQ / Massimo Mariani, © Alessandro Ciampi
© Alessandro Ciampi

© Alessandro Ciampi © Alessandro Ciampi © Alessandro Ciampi © Alessandro Ciampi + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fornacette PI, Italy
  • Architects in Charge

    Massimo Mariani, Elda Bellone, Jurji Filieri
  • Area

    4500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Marshal’s HQ / WAPA Warsztat Architektury

16:00 - 18 May, 2015
Marshal’s HQ / WAPA Warsztat Architektury, © Piotr Krajewski
© Piotr Krajewski

© Piotr Krajewski © Piotr Krajewski © Piotr Krajewski © Piotr Krajewski + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    aleja Niepodległości, Poznań, Poland
  • Design Team

    Krzysztof Kozłowski, Marek Moczorat, Marta Radziwiłłowicz, Maciej Jaśkowiec, Maria Stankiewicz, Agata Szymańska, Karol Tomczak, Grzegorz Ziętek
  • Area

    31000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs