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UNStudio Named Winner of Landmark Melbourne Skyscraper Competition

04:00 - 15 August, 2018
UNStudio Named Winner of Landmark Melbourne Skyscraper Competition , Green Spine / UNStudio + Cox Architecture . Image Courtesy of UNStudio / Cox Architecture
Green Spine / UNStudio + Cox Architecture . Image Courtesy of UNStudio / Cox Architecture

UNStudio and Cox Architecture have officially been announced as the winners of Melbourne’s landmark Southbank Precinct overhaul. Selected from a range of high-profile offices, including BIGOMA, and MAD, UNStudio's vision for the $2 billion project includes a pair of twisted towers called Green Spine. As the largest single-phase project in the history of Victoria, Australia, the Green Spine is designed as a state-of-the-art, mixed-use environment centered around innovation in architecture and design.

Green Spine. Image Courtesy of UNStudio / Cox Architecture Green Spine. Image Courtesy of UNStudio / Cox Architecture Green Spine. Image Courtesy of UNStudio / Cox Architecture Green Spine. Image Courtesy of UNStudio / Cox Architecture + 30

Forest House 02 / D12 Design

23:00 - 15 August, 2018
Forest House 02 / D12 Design, © Lê Hoàng
© Lê Hoàng

© Lê Hoàng © Lê Hoàng © Lê Hoàng © Lê Hoàng + 36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sóc Sơn, Vietnam
  • Design leader

    Chu Văn Đông
  • Design team

    Đặng Việt Long, Nguyễn Đình Nghĩa
  • Company

    Cong Ty TNHH D12 Design
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Chatouya Visitor Center / Tumushi Architects

22:00 - 15 August, 2018
Partial View. Image © Chao Zhang
Partial View. Image © Chao Zhang

Settlement among Landscape. Image © Chao Zhang Tearoom Near the River. Image © Qili Yang Interior View. Image © Chao Zhang Tearoom Interior. Image © Qili Yang + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tianyu, Qinling Mountains, Xi’an, Shanxi, China
  • Lead Architects

    Qili Yang, Yan Bai
  • Design Team

    Fang Li, Dong Wang, Wen Zhang, Marina, Bingguang Chen, Tong Li, Xinyan Gao, Jingwen Yuan
  • Site Architects

    Dong Wang, Fang Li
  • Area

    1400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Hobak Tower / ArchiLAB MIT

21:00 - 15 August, 2018
Hobak Tower / ArchiLAB MIT, © Kyungsub Shin
© Kyungsub Shin

© Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Daegu, South Korea
  • Lead Architects

    Kyu-Hyeong Kim, Sang Hwa Lee
  • Design Architects

    Kyu-Hyeong Kim, Sang Hwa Lee
  • Architect of Record

    Damo Architecture
  • Interior Design

    Kyu-Hyeong Kim, Sang Hwa Lee
  • Area

    4702.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Hangzhou Neobio Family Park / X+Living

20:00 - 15 August, 2018
Hangzhou Neobio Family Park / X+Living, © Feng Shao
© Feng Shao

© Feng Shao © Feng Shao © Feng Shao © Feng Shao + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Xingguangdadao, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Lead Architects

    Xiang Li
  • Design Team

    Lijiao Ren, Xue Chen, Huilan Qian, Chen Fan, Xingchao Pan
  • Area

    8000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Breath Marks / Urbansociety

19:00 - 15 August, 2018
Breath Marks / Urbansociety, © Namsun Lee
© Namsun Lee

© Namsun Lee © Namsun Lee © Namsun Lee © Namsun Lee + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Doosan elementary school, Geumchon, Seoul, South Korea
  • Lead Architects

    Jaechan Yang, Minjung Kim, Minsun Kim, Yoonsung Hwang, TAAE-CARLA Tiimai
  • Area

    49.8 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

lightHOUSE / HK Associates

17:00 - 15 August, 2018
lightHOUSE / HK Associates, © Logan Havens
© Logan Havens

© Logan Havens © Logan Havens © Logan Havens © Logan Havens + 37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tucson, United States
  • Lead Architects

    Kathy Hancox, AIA, Michael Kothke, AIA
  • Area

    2400.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Fender Katsalidis Architects’ Northbank Seafarers Place Development Approved

16:00 - 15 August, 2018
Fender Katsalidis Architects’ Northbank Seafarers Place Development Approved, Goods Shed Development. Image Courtesy of Fender Katsalidis Architects
Goods Shed Development. Image Courtesy of Fender Katsalidis Architects

Fender Katsalidis Architects’ Seafarers Place project has received planning approval for its $450 million redevelopment of the Northbank Goods Shed. Designed to revitalize the industrial waterfront site, the project will include a mixed-use precinct and a 5-star luxury hotel along the Yarra riverfront. Created with property developer Riverlee, the project aims to radically rethink the area's public space with a 3,500sqm public park and significant restoration along the historic wharf. 

New Belgium Brewing East Coast Brewery / Perkins+Will

15:00 - 15 August, 2018
New Belgium Brewing East Coast Brewery / Perkins+Will, © Mark Herboth Photography
© Mark Herboth Photography

© Mark Herboth Photography © Mark Herboth Photography © Mark Herboth Photography © Mark Herboth Photography + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Asheville, North Carolina, United States
  • Lead Architects

    Perkins+Will, NC Practice
  • Area

    123350.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Bjarke Ingels: "New York is not the Capital of the United States. It is a Capital of the World."

14:30 - 15 August, 2018

Since moving to New York in 2010, BIG founder Bjarke Ingels has built an impressive portfolio, from developed projects such as VIA 57 West and The Eleventh to propositions such as West 29th Street and The Spiral.

In a new interview with Louisiana Channel, Ingels steps back from the pragmatism of individual projects, and instead reflects on his view of New York, from multiculturalism and inequality to regeneration and skyscrapers.

The Eleventh by BIG. Image © TheXI.com The High Line by James Corner Field Operations with Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Image © Iwan Baan VIA 57 West by BIG. Image © Nic Lehoux 2 World Trade Center by BIG. Image © DBOX, Courtesy of BIG + 21

Brussels Regeneration Contest Won by MLA+ and Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architecten

14:00 - 15 August, 2018
Brussels Regeneration Contest Won by MLA+ and Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architecten, Lebeau – Sablon. Image Courtesy of MLA+
Lebeau – Sablon. Image Courtesy of MLA+

The Brussels Lebeau – Sablon competition has announced MLA+, the sister company of Maccreanor Lavington, as the winners of the international contest to transform the city's historic Le Sablon district. Working together with local firm Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architecten, the team's proposal is a new mixed-use development for Belgium developer IMMOBEL, which seeks to regenerate the key historical district. The winning scheme includes offices, residences, a student hotel, and a public square.

MQ Houses / Altamarea arquitectura

13:00 - 15 August, 2018
MQ Houses / Altamarea arquitectura, © Felipe Cantillana
© Felipe Cantillana

© Felipe Cantillana © Felipe Cantillana © Felipe Cantillana © Felipe Cantillana + 26

The Deadly Genoa Bridge Collapse was Predicted, and Avoidable

12:00 - 15 August, 2018
The Deadly Genoa Bridge Collapse was Predicted, and Avoidable, Image: said.touama. <a href='https://www.instagram.com/p/BmdtD8BHtuY/'>Via Instagram</a>
Image: said.touama. Via Instagram

39 people are now reported to have died following the collapse of the Morandi motorway bridge in Genoa, Italy. The incident happened on Tuesday 14th August, when one of the bridge’s structural components, comprising of pre-stressed concrete stays and trestles, collapsed onto a railway line and warehouse 150 feet (45 meters) below.

The cause of the collapse is not yet known, however, attention is now turning to the bridge’s maintenance record, concerns of its integrity stretching back decades, and how the collapse sits within the broader context of aging Italian infrastructure.

Temporary Home for Walk&Talk Festival / Mezzo Atelier

11:00 - 15 August, 2018
Temporary Home for Walk&Talk Festival / Mezzo Atelier, © Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

© Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira + 47

Architecture and Homelessness: What Approaches Have We Seen?

09:30 - 15 August, 2018
Architecture and Homelessness: What Approaches Have We Seen?, Image Courtesy of Framlab
Image Courtesy of Framlab

In the last global survey undertaken by the United Nations in 2005, there were an estimated 100 million people who were homeless around the world and 1.6 billion who lived without adequate housing. This number has escalated in recent years; unaffordable housing has become a global norm, making it increasingly difficult for the disadvantaged to seek out permanent, or even temporary shelter.

As housing becomes a means of accumulating wealth rather than fulfilling its fundamental goal of shelter, well-intentioned architects have attempted to solve the homelessness crisis through creative ideas and innovative design. But is architecture really the solution?

True North / Alain Carle Architecte

09:00 - 15 August, 2018
True North / Alain Carle Architecte, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams + 14

Brick Walls: Tips on Treatment and Maintenance

08:00 - 15 August, 2018
Brick Walls: Tips on Treatment and Maintenance , <a href='https://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/02-88619/casa-ladrillo-azl-architects'>Casa Ladrillo / AZL architects</a>. Image © Iwan Baan
Casa Ladrillo / AZL architects. Image © Iwan Baan

Bricks have historically been the cornerstone of a wide array of living spaces, providing everything from enclosure and protection to the framework for letting in sunlight. Whether it be for their economic or aesthetic aspects in both color and texture, the use of brick can be glimpsed in cities the world over. 

In spite of its practicality and widespread use, brick does present a challenge for architects and builders. Everything from humidity, wind, sun, mold, and time leaves its mark on brick, gradually wearing down its practical and aesthetic properties.

But fear not, in the following article we'll give you our tips on how to best treat and care for brick.

Who Cares About Restoring Heritage in Mérida, Mexico?

06:00 - 15 August, 2018
Who Cares About Restoring Heritage in Mérida, Mexico?, Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez
Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez

Courtesy of Nauzet Rodríguez Courtesy of Nauzet Rodríguez Courtesy of Nauzet Rodríguez Courtesy of Nauzet Rodríguez + 10

In his book The Right to the City (1968), Henri Lefebvre talks about ending the creation of spaces managed by the logic of profit, to launch a plan of "self-managed territory" that does not leave aside the "historical heritage," nor allow the decomposition of space, but instead works for the restitution of urban centers as places of creation.

Globalization has produced cities without limits whose focus has been on the immediate benefit, directly attacking the preservation of cultural heritage, among other things.