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GroupGSA Wins Competition for the 2022 Winter Olympics Four Seasons Reception Center in China

16:00 - 22 July, 2018
GroupGSA Wins Competition for the 2022 Winter Olympics Four Seasons Reception Center in China, Courtesy of GroupGSA
Courtesy of GroupGSA

GroupGSA's design for the Four Seasons Reception Center in Chongli, Zhanjiakou, China, where the 2022 Winter Olympics will be hosted, has been announced as the winning bid. The building will be used as the main information center for all of the activities that will occur at the ski resort during the Olympic Games.

The Trailblazing Women Architects of Socialist Yugoslavia

14:00 - 22 July, 2018
The architect Svetlana Kana Radević’s design for the Hotel Podgorica (1967) in the Montenegrin capital could be described as an example of Brutalism.. Image © Valentin Jeck, 2016, commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art
The architect Svetlana Kana Radević’s design for the Hotel Podgorica (1967) in the Montenegrin capital could be described as an example of Brutalism.. Image © Valentin Jeck, 2016, commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art

The topic of diversity in architecture has remained a mainstream issue in recent years—however, a recent article from Metropolis Magazine offers an account that is nevertheless surprising: a celebration of the unique contributions of women architects in the former socialist state of Yugoslavia. According to the essay, the highlighted women made their mark on the history of Yugoslavia "in spite of, not through the dismantling of, both the region’s and the profession’s male-dominated cultures."

House CG / Adolfo Mondejar – Estudio de Arquitectos

13:00 - 22 July, 2018
House CG / Adolfo Mondejar – Estudio de Arquitectos, © Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte + 32

Le Crêpe da Pía / Erbalunga estudio

13:00 - 22 July, 2018
Le Crêpe da Pía / Erbalunga estudio, © Iván Casal Nieto
© Iván Casal Nieto

© Iván Casal Nieto © Iván Casal Nieto © Iván Casal Nieto © Iván Casal Nieto + 16

Hybrid Homes: Living and Working Collide in These 26 Projects

12:00 - 22 July, 2018
Hybrid Homes: Living and Working Collide in These 26 Projects, Cortesía de Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office
Cortesía de Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office

© Tsukui Teruaki © Toshiyuki Yano © Vincent Hecht © Charles Davis Smith + 27

Normally, houses are divided into common areas, rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. However, sometimes the client demands to add other programs related to their work or hobbies, making efficient design and daily spatial distribution more complex. As architects, we are faced with an interesting challenge: to merge the private life of its inhabitants with more public and open programs, generating exciting mixed-use spaces.

If you are interested in designing hybrid homes, we have selected 26 houses with additions including shops, soccer fields, barns, greenhouses, and even skateparks.

Chasing The Light: Marvin Rand's Photographs of Mid-Century Modern California

09:30 - 22 July, 2018
Welton Becket & Associates, Capitol Records, Hollywood, 1956. Image Courtesy of the Estate of Marvin Rand
Welton Becket & Associates, Capitol Records, Hollywood, 1956. Image Courtesy of the Estate of Marvin Rand

Images of Los Angeles present an limitless city, whose roads sprawl far into the horizon and whose lights never seem to dim. But there is also intimacy to be found in the urban sprawl, not to mention a cutting-edge catalogue for design and architecture. In the new book, California Captured, authors Emily Bills, Sam Lubell, and Pierluigi Serraino show this side of Los Angeles through the lens of photographer Marvin Rand. Rand's spare and understated images of architecture helped define and spread the distinctive Californian mid-century modern style across the world - and introduced viewers to a Los Angeles beyond the lights. Read an excerpt from California Captured here after the break: 

Welton Becket & Associates, Equitable Life Building, Los Angeles, 1969. Image Courtesy of the Estate of Marvin Rand Edward Durell, Stone Stuart Pharmaceutical Company, Pasadena, 1958. Image Courtesy of the Estate of Marvin Rand Pereira & Luckman, LAX Theme Building, Los Angeles, 1961. Image Courtesy of the Estate of Marvin Rand Welton Becket & Associates, Cinerama Dome, Hollywood, 1963. Image Courtesy of the Estate of Marvin Rand + 7

The Collector's House / CU+AR ESTUDIO

09:00 - 22 July, 2018
The Collector's House / CU+AR ESTUDIO, © JAG Studio
© JAG Studio

© JAG Studio © JAG Studio © JAG Studio © JAG Studio + 17

  • Architect

    CU+AR ESTUDIO
  • Location

    Paute, Ecuador
  • Architect in charge

    Santiago Cuenca, Gabriel Arias
  • Colaborador

    Wilson Andrade
  • Area

    550.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographer

    JAG Studio, Courtesy of CU+AR ESTUDIO

Keys to Implement BIM in Your Architecture Office

08:00 - 22 July, 2018
Keys to Implement BIM in Your Architecture Office, © Planbim
© Planbim

After noticing a huge inefficiency and disarticulation in their processes (working separately in design, modeling, and documentation), David Miller Architects (DMA) decided to immerse his company into the BIM (Building Information Modeling) world in 2008. Despite their success, this experience of trial and error gave them a series of lessons that are important to consider when rethinking the way we do architecture.

'BIM gave us an opportunity to reimagine the practice, in a much more structured and organized way. Then, it allowed us to have more quality control, [and be] more organized and thorough, which is really important for a small practice trying to grow. And that really increased the confidence in some of our clients,' says David Miller.

We spoke with the British architect at a conference in June 2018 in Santiago, Chile, which included the seminar "Why Implement BIM in 2020" organized by Planbim. This seminar identified 7 key points that can facilitate the implementation of this paradigm in an architecture office.

Bahnhofstrasse Aarau Building Refurbishment / Gautschi Lenzin Schenker Architects

05:00 - 22 July, 2018
Bahnhofstrasse Aarau Building Refurbishment / Gautschi Lenzin Schenker Architects, Courtesy of Gautschi Lenzin Schenker Architects
Courtesy of Gautschi Lenzin Schenker Architects

Courtesy of Gautschi Lenzin Schenker Architects Courtesy of Gautschi Lenzin Schenker Architects Courtesy of Gautschi Lenzin Schenker Architects Courtesy of Gautschi Lenzin Schenker Architects + 23

The Distillery, Social Reactor / KOGAA Studio

05:00 - 22 July, 2018
The Distillery, Social Reactor / KOGAA Studio, © BoysPlayNice
© BoysPlayNice

© BoysPlayNice © BoysPlayNice © BoysPlayNice © BoysPlayNice + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brno, Czech Republic
  • Client

    Social Reactor
  • Area

    650.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Habitation Mathieu / Crahay & Jamaigne

02:00 - 22 July, 2018
Habitation Mathieu / Crahay & Jamaigne, © Laurent Brandajs
© Laurent Brandajs

© Laurent Brandajs © Laurent Brandajs © Laurent Brandajs © Laurent Brandajs + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Thy-le-Bauduin, Belgium
  • Lead Architects

    Jean-François Crahay & Guy Jamaigne
  • Collaborator

    Solange Dumez
  • Area

    113.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Dwelling in Hutong / MINOR lab

22:00 - 21 July, 2018
Dwelling in Hutong / MINOR lab, view from courtyard to entrance (with artificial light). Image © Hao Chen
view from courtyard to entrance (with artificial light). Image © Hao Chen

office space. Image © Hao Chen guestroom. Image © Hao Chen courtyard view. Image © Hao Chen view from roof top to the courtyard (in autumn). Image © Yichi Wang + 31

Stadium Luka Šokčević Šaljapin / GE+ARHITEKTI

20:00 - 21 July, 2018
Stadium Luka Šokčević Šaljapin / GE+ARHITEKTI, Courtesy of GE+arhitekti
Courtesy of GE+arhitekti

© Robert Leš © Robert Leš © Robert Leš © Robert Leš + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    32260, Gunja, Croatia
  • Lead Architects

    Gorana Giljanović, Eugen Popović
  • Project Team

    Gorana Giljanović, Eugen Popović, Lea Kovač
  • Client

    Croatian Football Federation
  • Area

    245.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Herzliya Pituach House / Tomer Ben Dor

18:00 - 21 July, 2018
Courtesy of Tomer Ben Dor
Courtesy of Tomer Ben Dor

Courtesy of Tomer Ben Dor Courtesy of Tomer Ben Dor Courtesy of Tomer Ben Dor Courtesy of Tomer Ben Dor + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Herzliya Pituach, Israel
  • Area

    182.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017

GroupGSA Designs a Double Helix-Inspired Building for iCarbonX Headquarters in China

16:00 - 21 July, 2018
GroupGSA Designs a Double Helix-Inspired Building for iCarbonX Headquarters in China, Courtesy of GroupGSA
Courtesy of GroupGSA

Australia-based GroupGSA’s recent design for iCarbonX’s Super Headquarters in Shenzhen, China has been dubbed “outstanding” by the competition’s jurors. The firm was invited to submit an entry which explored iCarbonX’s goal to “build an ecosystem of digital life based on a combination of an individual’s biological, behavioral and psychological data, the Internet, and artificial intelligence.”

Gortemaker Algra Feenstra Designs a 'Transparent' Dutch Town Hall for the 21st Century

14:00 - 21 July, 2018
Gortemaker Algra Feenstra Designs a 'Transparent' Dutch Town Hall for the 21st Century , Courtesy of Gortemaker Algra Feenstra
Courtesy of Gortemaker Algra Feenstra

In the world of politics, the notion of “transparency” refers to the honesty constituents expect of their elected officials. In architecture, it means something much more literal: a transparent surface, like a window or glass wall, is one you can see through. In the small Dutch municipality of Albrandswaard, architects Gortemaker Algra Feenstra have melded the two definitions with a circular, glass town hall. As the firm writes of the project, “a single transparent space...shows the process of democracy as soon as you enter.”

Fede House / Unoencinco Arquitectura

13:00 - 21 July, 2018
Fede House  / Unoencinco Arquitectura, © Lucia Triolo
© Lucia Triolo

© Lucia Triolo © Lucia Triolo © Lucia Triolo © Lucia Triolo + 9

AMKNA's Ode to Africa Shortlisted for the 2018 World Architecture Festival Award

12:00 - 21 July, 2018
AMKNA's Ode to Africa Shortlisted for the 2018 World Architecture Festival Award , Courtesy of AMKNA Design Studio
Courtesy of AMKNA Design Studio

AMKNA, the Dubai-based studio, has been shortlisted for the 2018 World Architecture Festival, in recognition of their design proposal of a cultural center in Sedhiou, Senegal. The proposed “Sedhiou Cultural Center” will provide citizens with a rich cultural, social, and educational experience, all while sustaining the surrounding environment and keeping African heritage alive.

Courtesy of AMKNA Design Studio Courtesy of AMKNA Design Studio Courtesy of AMKNA Design Studio Plan + 12