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Studio Gang Reveals Twisting High-Rise MIRA Tower for San Francisco

12:00 - 21 August, 2018
Studio Gang Reveals Twisting High-Rise MIRA Tower for San Francisco , © Studio Gang and Binyan
© Studio Gang and Binyan

Studio Gang has released images of their proposed high-rise MIRA residential scheme in the heart of San Francisco. Currently under construction, the 400-foot-tall tower will contain almost 400 residential units when completed, 40% of which will be below market rate.

The scheme's design is centered on the evolution of the bay window element, a feature common to San Francisco’s early houses. The bay window is reimagined in a high-rise context, twisting across the full height of the tower to offer views across the city.

© Studio Gang and Binyan © Studio Gang © Studio Gang and Binyan © Studio Gang + 6

Caja de Luz / Juan Alberto Andrade

11:00 - 21 August, 2018
Caja de Luz / Juan Alberto Andrade, © Jag Studio
© Jag Studio

© Jag Studio © Jag Studio © Jag Studio © Jag Studio + 21

  • Architect

  • Location

    Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
  • Construction

    Juan Alberto Andrade
  • Collaborators

    Camila Azúa, María José Váscones, Cuqui Rodríguez
  • Structural Design

    Patricio Cevallos Salas
  • Area

    98.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photography

    Jag Studio

Good Taste and the Transformation of McDonald's

09:30 - 21 August, 2018
Courtesy of McDonald's, via Metropolis Magazine
Courtesy of McDonald's, via Metropolis Magazine

This article was originally published on Metropolis Magazine as "Will the Culture of Good Taste Devour McDonald's?"

Ghost Wash House / Architecture-Infrastructure-Research

09:00 - 21 August, 2018
Ghost Wash House / Architecture-Infrastructure-Research, © Bill Timmerman
© Bill Timmerman

© Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman + 34

Tips For Using Concrete in Architecture

08:00 - 21 August, 2018
Tips For Using Concrete in Architecture, <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/stankuns/4941477191'>© via Flickr Fernando Stankuns </a> Licença CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. ImageFAUUSP / Vilanova Artigas
© via Flickr Fernando Stankuns Licença CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. ImageFAUUSP / Vilanova Artigas

In the eyes of an architect, concrete is practically a fetish. Currently, it's used in a wide range of projects and buildings, from infrastructure to residential, and offers an architect a great deal of freedom in generating eye-catching results. To start, we will show you how to pre-dimension concrete structures and understand what cracks in concrete structures mean. Continue reading to get our tips on how to use concrete and get the best result possible.

Space Saloon Rethinks Design-Build through a Workshop in California's High Desert

06:00 - 21 August, 2018
Space Saloon Rethinks Design-Build through a Workshop in California's High Desert, Extent. Image © Daniel Schwartz
Extent. Image © Daniel Schwartz

The experimental design group Space Saloon has completed their first workshop, LANDING, to create exploratory projects and installations that rethink design-build and hands-on education. Curated by Danny Wills and Gian Maria Socci, the mobile educational camp investigates perceptions of place to develop projects that make territories and environments legible. Studying material, cultural, and energy-based phenomena, students from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and the International Program in Design and Architecture at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok (INDA) came together in the high desert of Morongo Valley, California.

Extent. Image © Daniel Schwartz Space Saloon. Image © Daniel Schwartz The Oscilloscape. Image © Daniel Schwartz Ghost House. Image © Daniel Schwartz + 27

House EKC / Ralph Germann Architectes

05:00 - 21 August, 2018
House EKC / Ralph Germann Architectes, © Lionel Henriod
© Lionel Henriod

© Lionel Henriod © Lionel Henriod © Lionel Henriod © Lionel Henriod + 15

Baix Camp Association Center Reform / NAM Arquitectura

03:00 - 21 August, 2018
Baix Camp Association Center Reform / NAM Arquitectura, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer del canal 22, 43205 Reus, Tarragona, Spain
  • Architects in chargue

    Nacho Alvarez Martinez
  • Design Team

    Jerome Rens
  • Area

    1582.2 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

House P / Gangoly & Kristiner Architekten

02:00 - 21 August, 2018
House P / Gangoly & Kristiner Architekten, © Paul Ott
© Paul Ott

© Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott + 13

Yazd Urban Villa / awe office

01:00 - 21 August, 2018
Yazd Urban Villa / awe office, © Mohammad Ghavamedini
© Mohammad Ghavamedini

© Mohammad Ghavamedini © Mohammad Ghavamedini © Mohammad Ghavamedini © Mohammad Ghavamedini + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yazd, Iran
  • Lead Architects

    Amir Shahrad, Sadaf Qanavizbaf
  • Design Team

    Amir Shahrad, Sadaf Qanavizbaf, Anoshiravan Majdi, Azin Fadaei
  • Area

    250.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Tube Well House / Atelier Shantanu Autade

00:00 - 21 August, 2018
Tube Well House / Atelier Shantanu Autade, © Kartik Ail
© Kartik Ail

© Kartik Ail © Kartik Ail © Kartik Ail © Kartik Ail + 50

Fine Arts Building of AHUAC / TJAD

23:00 - 20 August, 2018
Southeast side exterior. Image © Qingshan Wu
Southeast side exterior. Image © Qingshan Wu

Southwest side exterior. Image © Qingshan Wu Inner courtyard steps. Image © Qingshan Wu Second floor inner courtyard. Image © Qingshan Wu West cave. Image © Qingshan Wu + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Huai Hai Da Dao, Hefei Shi, Anhui Sheng, China
  • Design Team

    Qiang Chen, Wensheng Wang ,Jun Zhou, Ye Wen, Jianru Chen, Mingxu Zhou, Qingtao Bai
  • Area

    15370.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

A House of Small Talks / WARP architects

22:00 - 20 August, 2018
A House of Small Talks / WARP architects, © Prasanth Mohan, Running Studios
© Prasanth Mohan, Running Studios

© Prasanth Mohan, Running Studios © Prasanth Mohan, Running Studios © Prasanth Mohan, Running Studios © Prasanth Mohan, Running Studios + 32

ITAFE Coffee & Drinking Store / daylab studio

21:00 - 20 August, 2018
Night facade. Image © Peter Dixie
Night facade. Image © Peter Dixie

Facade detail. Image © Peter Dixie Lobby. Image © Peter Dixie Dining space. Image © Peter Dixie © Peter Dixie + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    126 North Danxi Road, Yiwu, Zhejiang, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Docee Dong
  • Design Team

    Aimee Liu, Lucx Lu
  • Clients

    Yuhao Wu
  • Area

    180.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Toorak Residence / Architecton

20:00 - 20 August, 2018
Toorak Residence / Architecton, © Jack Lovel
© Jack Lovel

© Jack Lovel © Jack Lovel © Jack Lovel © Jack Lovel + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Toorak, Australia
  • Lead Architects

    Daniel Galtieri, Nick Lukas
  • Other participants

    Clare O’Halloran, VCON Builders
  • Area

    1100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Microsoft Envisioning Center / Studio O+A

19:00 - 20 August, 2018
Microsoft Envisioning Center / Studio O+A, © Jeremy Bittermann
© Jeremy Bittermann

© Jeremy Bittermann © Jeremy Bittermann © Jeremy Bittermann © Jeremy Bittermann + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Redmond, WA, United States
  • Design Team

    Alex Bautista
  • Area

    1556.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Nolintha Residence / in situ studio

17:00 - 20 August, 2018
Nolintha Residence / in situ studio, © Keith Isaacs
© Keith Isaacs

© Keith Isaacs © Keith Isaacs © Keith Isaacs © Keith Isaacs + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Raleigh, United States
  • Lead Architects

    in situ studio
  • Area

    2447.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Foster + Partners' MOL Tower Will Rise Despite Budapest's New Skyscraper Ban

16:00 - 20 August, 2018
Foster + Partners' MOL Tower Will Rise Despite Budapest's New Skyscraper Ban, MOL Campus. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners
MOL Campus. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners

The Hungarian government is introducing a new skyscraper ban in the hopes of preserving the Budapest skyline. Gergely Gulyás, minister of the prime minister's office, recently stated that the ban will affect all new buildings in Budapest over 90 meters tall. The ban will not limit projects already approved with planning permission, including Foster + Partners' MOL Campus Tower, a high-rise being built as part of the new headquarters for the MOL Group. The 120 meter tower will be exempt because it has already won planning permission.