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Meijie Mountain Hotspring Resort / Achterboschzantman Architecten

22:00 - 18 June, 2018
Meijie Mountain Hotspring Resort / Achterboschzantman Architecten, © Anna de Leeuw
© Anna de Leeuw

© Anna de Leeuw © Anna de Leeuw © Anna de Leeuw © Anna de Leeuw + 49

House Vision / Jun Igarashi Architects

20:00 - 18 June, 2018
© Anna Nagai
© Anna Nagai

© Anna Nagai © Anna Nagai © Anna Nagai © Anna Nagai + 26

The Gentry Sukhumvit / AplusCon Architects

19:00 - 18 June, 2018
The Gentry Sukhumvit / AplusCon Architects, © Silawat Arakwechakul
© Silawat Arakwechakul

© Silawat Arakwechakul © Silawat Arakwechakul © Silawat Arakwechakul © Silawat Arakwechakul + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    3007/3 Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Bang Chak, Khet Phra Khanong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10260, Thailand
  • Lead Architects

    Silawat Arakwechakul , Suppat ThongUraiporn
  • Area

    614.1 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Linea Residence G / Poon Design

17:00 - 18 June, 2018
Linea Residence G / Poon Design, © Mark Ballogg
© Mark Ballogg

© Mark Ballogg © Mark Ballogg © Mark Ballogg © Mark Ballogg + 16

NCARB Reports Number of Architects Up 10% Compared to a Decade Ago

16:00 - 18 June, 2018
NCARB Reports Number of Architects Up 10% Compared to a Decade Ago, © <a href=https://www.flickr.com/photos/eager/5347925719'>Flickr user Forgemind ArchiMedia</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>
© Flickr user Forgemind ArchiMedia licensed under CC BY 2.0

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has recently released new data surveying the number of licensed architects in the United States. Conducted annually by NCARB, the 2017 Survey of Architectural Registration Boards provides exclusive insight into data from the architectural licensing boards of the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. At first glance, the numbers reflect promising growth for the architecture profession. The number of architects licensed in the U.S. rose to 113,554, according to the survey, which is a 3% increase from 2016 and a 10% increase from the numbers reported a decade ago.

Even more impressive, when you compare the increase in registered architects to the U.S. population, the number of architects licensed has risen over 10% since 2008; while the total U.S. population has risen 8%, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. That equates to roughly 1 architect for every 2,900 people in the country. To put this into perspective, a medium-sized architecture firm of 50 people would theoretically have the potential to directly impact 145,000 people in the U.S.

Based on these statistics, one might assume that more architects naturally means more architecture, thus more influence from the profession in general. But that might not be the case. Read on for more data from NCARB's report and what it could mean for the profession as a whole.

InOut House / Sergio Sampaio Arquitetura + Planejamento

15:00 - 18 June, 2018
InOut House / Sergio Sampaio Arquitetura + Planejamento, © André Scarpa
© André Scarpa

© André Scarpa © André Scarpa © André Scarpa © André Scarpa + 29

The Chemistry of Kahlo Blue

14:45 - 18 June, 2018
The Chemistry of Kahlo Blue, Collage. Image Cortesía de Danae Santibáñez
Collage. Image Cortesía de Danae Santibáñez

Cortesía de Danae Santibáñez Arte prehispánico. Image Cortesía de Danae Santibáñez Cortesía de Danae Santibáñez Cortesía de Danae Santibáñez + 17

Before the monochromatic works of Yves Klein, who created the International Klein Blue (IKB), Frida's 'Kahlo Blue' already existed in Mexico City's core.

Apartment in Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation Renovated to Original Design by Philipp Mohr

14:00 - 18 June, 2018
Apartment in Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation Renovated to Original Design by Philipp Mohr, © Didier Gaillard- Hohlweg
© Didier Gaillard- Hohlweg

Architect Philipp Mohr has led the renovation of an apartment at Le Corbusier’s iconic Unite d’Habitation in Berlin, carried out to the architect’s original design. Over the course of two years, Mohr’s team engaged with archival research, antique shopping, and the surveying of the Unite d’Habitation Marseille in France.

Mohr purchased the apartment in 2016 and embarked on a journey of demolition, measurement, and extensive renovation including lowering ceilings and moving walls in order to recreate the interior likely envisioned by Le Corbusier.

© Didier Gaillard- Hohlweg © Didier Gaillard- Hohlweg © Didier Gaillard- Hohlweg © Didier Gaillard- Hohlweg + 23

Confluence Park / Lake|Flato Architects

13:00 - 18 June, 2018
© Casey Dunn
© Casey Dunn

© Casey Dunn © Casey Dunn © Casey Dunn © Casey Dunn + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    310 W Mitchell St, San Antonio, TX 78204, United States
  • Design Team

    Bob Harris, Tenna Florian, Sunnie Díaz, Jordan Tsai
  • Pavillion design

    Andrew Kudless (Matsys)
  • Landscape Architecture

    Rialto Studio, Inc.
  • Area

    900.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

UNStudio Designs Future-Proof Cable Car for Amsterdam

12:00 - 18 June, 2018
UNStudio Designs Future-Proof Cable Car for Amsterdam, Courtesy of Plompmozes
Courtesy of Plompmozes

UNStudio has released images of its design for IJbaan, a green, future-proof cable car linking West and North Amsterdam. The result of a crowdfunding campaign started by founders Bas Dekker and Willem Wessels in 2015, the project is to be implemented by 2025, marking the city's 750th anniversary. The “all electric” transport scheme forms part of Amsterdam’s ambition to be a European center for urban innovation, integrating forward-thinking technology with existing public transport modalities.

Stretching over one mile (1.5 kilometers), the cable car links the two thriving residential districts of Amsterdam-West and Amsterdam-Noord through a system of three slender pylons and two stations. The cable car has been designed to accommodate a future third station depending on the pattern of growth for surrounding districts.

Courtesy of Plompmozes Courtesy of Plompmozes Courtesy of Plompmozes Courtesy of Plompmozes + 8

Espel Pavilion / Herzog & de Meuron

11:00 - 18 June, 2018
Espel Pavilion / Herzog & de Meuron, © Katalin Deér
© Katalin Deér

© Katalin Deér © Katalin Deér © Katalin Deér © Katalin Deér + 12

How Can We Fix the Architecture Crit? First, Ask for Evidence

09:30 - 18 June, 2018
How Can We Fix the Architecture Crit? First, Ask for Evidence, © Andrea Vasquez
© Andrea Vasquez

This article was originally published by Common Edge as "To Fix Architecture, Fix the Design Crit."

In architecture, the act of formally critiquing design is ubiquitous. The crit, as its called, is almost a rite of passage. And while the format of this practice is universal, its objective, goals and ultimate purpose are unfixed, beyond a broad and often vague imperative to make a given design better. This is a problem, because it leaves a foundation of the profession to take the form of whatever discussion happens to arise between a designer and a critic. If the expectation of empirical evidence for design decisions were introduced as the basis of a design crit, the cumulative effects of this change could improve the credibility of the entire discipline.

Residence 1446 / Miró Rivera Architects

09:00 - 18 June, 2018
Residence 1446 / Miró Rivera Architects, © Paul Finkel | Piston Design
© Paul Finkel | Piston Design

© Paul Finkel | Piston Design © Paul Finkel | Piston Design © Paul Finkel | Piston Design © Paul Finkel | Piston Design + 19

Auer Weber Among Three Finalists in Munich's Gasteig Redesign Competition

08:00 - 18 June, 2018
Auer Weber Among Three Finalists in Munich's Gasteig Redesign Competition, Courtesy of Auer Weber
Courtesy of Auer Weber

After conducting a concert at Munich’s Gasteig concert hall, Leonard Bernstein offered a scathing edict for the building: “burn it down.”

The Gasteig’s behemoth structure of brick and mirrored glass never met Bernstein’s decree. Instead, it has stood for decades, garnering vitriol from those who resent its postmodern aesthetic. In a design competition hosted by the Gasteig, seventeen architecture firms have attempted to change the concert hall and cultural center’s public perception with varied renovation schemes.

Systems to Incorporate Natural Lighting in Your Projects

06:00 - 18 June, 2018

There is nothing more rational than taking advantage of natural lighting as a guarantee to improve the spatial quality of buildings, as well as saving energy. The awareness of the finitude of natural resources and the demands for reducing energy consumption has increasingly diminished the prominence of artificial lighting systems, forcing architects to seek more efficient design solutions. With this goal in mind, different operations have been adopted to capture natural light.

These systems can also guarantee excellent spatial properties if projected correctly. Below we have gathered five essential systems for zenithal lighting.

Copenhagen Office Hub on Amerika Plads / PLH Arkitekter

05:00 - 18 June, 2018
Copenhagen Office Hub on Amerika Plads / PLH Arkitekter, © Tomas Bertelsen
© Tomas Bertelsen

© Tomas Bertelsen © Tomas Bertelsen © Tomas Bertelsen © Rozbeh Zavari + 50

Sushi Bar Designs: 10 Restaurant Interiors Around the World

04:00 - 18 June, 2018
Sushi Bar Designs: 10 Restaurant Interiors Around the World, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

Sushi, one of Japan’s most popular and traditional dishes has now established itself as a worldwide favorite for people all around the globe and (indeed) for architects, especially. Many countries have established sushi culture into their menus and restaurants from Spain to Dubai have adapted Japanese architecture to create the perfect space for eating sushi. The key to these serene interiors rely on Japanese interior qualities such as soft illumination, wooden finishings and textures that create the right environment.

Since June 18th is World Sushi Day, we are celebrating with this selection of 10 sushi bars and restaurants from all around the world!

Effegi House / Archiplanstudio

03:00 - 18 June, 2018
Effegi House / Archiplanstudio, © Davide Galli
© Davide Galli

© Davide Galli © Davide Galli © Davide Galli © Davide Galli + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Trequanda, Italy
  • Lead Architects

    Diego Cisi, Stefano Gorni Silvestrini
  • Area

    35.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs