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Fentress Architects Chosen to Design USA Pavilion for World Expo 2020 in Dubai

14:00 - 16 July, 2018
Pictured here, the masterplan for the World Expo 2020 Dubai designed by HOK. Image via HOK
Pictured here, the masterplan for the World Expo 2020 Dubai designed by HOK. Image via HOK

Fentress Architects has been chosen to design the USA Pavilion for the World Expo 2020 in Dubai. The Pavilion USA 2020 will sit within the 438-hectare masterplan designed by HOK, pictured above.

The U.S. Department of State selected the consortium containing Fentress Architects, led by Big Things Group, to deliver a pavilion based on the theme “What Moves You,” featuring highlights of American culture and technology. The team will seek to use the program as “a showcase of the innovation, creativity, and diversity that defines the United States.” 

Straight River Northbound Safety Rest Area / Snow Kreilich Architects

13:00 - 16 July, 2018
Straight River Northbound Safety Rest Area / Snow Kreilich Architects, © Corey Gaffer
© Corey Gaffer

© Corey Gaffer © Corey Gaffer © Corey Gaffer © Corey Gaffer + 17

OOPEAA Design Modular Floating Pool for Urban Waterfronts

12:00 - 16 July, 2018
OOPEAA Design Modular Floating Pool for Urban Waterfronts, Visualization. Image Courtesy of OOPEAA
Visualization. Image Courtesy of OOPEAA

OOPEAA (Office for Peripheral Architecture) has won an invited competition for the design of the Allas Sea Pool Family in Helsinki, Finland. Constructed on floating platforms, and designed as a modular, flexible, adjustable system, the Allas Sea Pool Family is intended to be a new global typology for coastal sites, where building on land is not feasible.

The invited competition asked entrants to submit proposals which responded to varying environmental and seasonal conditions, with OOPEAA ultimately chosen for their “strong concept that places the floating spa in a central location in the city.”

Visualization. Image Courtesy of OOPEAA Outdoor Function. Image Courtesy of OOPEAA Choreography and Views. Image Courtesy of OOPEAA Visualization. Image Courtesy of OOPEAA + 11

Casino Estudiantes Casa Central UC / OMN Arquitectos

11:00 - 16 July, 2018
Casino Estudiantes Casa Central UC / OMN Arquitectos, © Felipe Díaz Contardo
© Felipe Díaz Contardo

© Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Av Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 340, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architect in charge

    Osvaldo Muñoz Nordenflycht
  • Collaborator Architects

    Rodolfo Guajardo, Christian Jorquera
  • Client

    Dirección de Infraestructura, Pontificia Universidad Católica
  • Area

    900.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Felipe Díaz Contardo

45 Construction Terms & Concepts All Architects Should Know

09:30 - 16 July, 2018
45 Construction Terms & Concepts All Architects Should Know, Dune Art Museum. Image Courtesy of Open Architecture
Dune Art Museum. Image Courtesy of Open Architecture

For most recent graduates, it quickly becomes evident that what you learn in architecture school is not necessarily enough to become a confident architect. Some things can’t be taught in classrooms at all; instead, they're acquired through years of work on site and solving construction problems first-hand. Among the many things you learn on site are the terminologies used by construction workers that can sound like absolute nonsense to architects at first.

An architecture dictionary might seem like a superb idea, but in practice wouldn't be convenient on a construction site—unless you can memorize the useful entries out of the 25,000 terms in Cyril M Harris' Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Alternatively, here’s a more manageable list of 45 construction terms and concepts every architect should know.

Cross Bracing. Image <a href='https://pxhere.com/en/photo/970928'>via pxhere</a> (public domain)  Precast Concrete blocks used in Frank Lloyd Wright's Tonkens House. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Example_of_precast_concrete_blocks_in_the_Tonkens_House._Photo_courtesy_of_Toby_Oliver..jpg'>Wikimedia user Factfile8</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 4.0</a> Virtual Design & Construction. Image <a href='https://pxhere.com/en/photo/547880'>via pxhere</a> (public domain) Diagrid. Image <a href='https://unsplash.com/photos/VIrwcwdr2Bc'>via Unsplash</a> (public domain) + 11

Dendrites / Studio Michel de Broin

09:00 - 16 July, 2018
Dendrites / Studio Michel de Broin, © Jules Deauchamp-Desbiens
© Jules Deauchamp-Desbiens

© Jules Deauchamp-Desbiens © Jules Deauchamp-Desbiens © Michel de Broin © Jules Deauchamp-Desbiens + 23

Jeanne Gang Cut the Wage Gap at Studio Gang and Is Challenging Others to Follow Suit

08:00 - 16 July, 2018
Jeanne Gang Cut the Wage Gap at Studio Gang and Is Challenging Others to Follow Suit, © <a href='https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeanne_Gang#/media/File:Jeanne_Gang.jpg'>Wikimedia user Kramesarah</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/'>CC BY-SA 4.0</a>
© Wikimedia user Kramesarah licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Studio Gang founder Jeanne Gang has long been an advocate for change within the architecture field. Her studio's designs push boundaries all over the world, but Gang has recently used her firm to transform architectural practice in a different way—attacking the gender wage gap.

In a recent article from Fast Company, Gang writes about "discrimination and prejudice" throughout the US, but more specifically in the field of architecture.

Read on for more about how she closed the gender wage gap at her firm and is calling on other architecture firms to do the same.

The Challenges of Creating Sustainable, Plant-Based LEGO Bricks

06:00 - 16 July, 2018
The Challenges of Creating Sustainable, Plant-Based LEGO Bricks, via LEGO
via LEGO

Earlier this year, LEGO announced that they were beginning production on a new line of botanical-themed pieces made from sugarcane. This new line is just the start of the company's goal to only use sustainable materials in all major products and packaging by 2030. Here we will explore the process behind LEGO’s “going green” initiative, and the challenges they’ve faced in making more environmentally-friendly building blocks along the way.

LB Apartment / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes

05:00 - 16 July, 2018
LB Apartment / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes , ©  Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

©  Adrià Goula ©  Adrià Goula ©  Adrià Goula ©  Adrià Goula + 12

Preston Bus Station Refurbishment / John Puttick Associates

03:00 - 16 July, 2018
Preston Bus Station Refurbishment / John Puttick Associates, © Gareth Gardner
© Gareth Gardner

© Gareth Gardner © Gareth Gardner © Gareth Gardner © Gareth Gardner + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Preston, United Kingdom
  • Lead Architects

    John Puttick Associates
  • Architect

    John Puttick Associates (concourse refurbishment), Cassidy & Ashton (car park & retail)
  • Area

    31250.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Statie Stuifduin Crematorium / a2o-architecten

02:00 - 16 July, 2018
© Stijn Bollaert
© Stijn Bollaert

© Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert + 18

Casa da Porteira / AF Arquitectos

01:00 - 16 July, 2018
Casa da Porteira / AF Arquitectos, © Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

© Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira + 32

SJCC Glamping Resort / Atelier Chang

00:00 - 16 July, 2018
SJCC Glamping Resort  / Atelier Chang, © Kyungsub Shin
© Kyungsub Shin

© Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin + 22

The Cube House / Reasoning Instincts Architecture Studio

22:00 - 15 July, 2018
The Cube House / Reasoning Instincts Architecture Studio, © Krunal Mistry
© Krunal Mistry

© Krunal Mistry © Krunal Mistry © Krunal Mistry © Krunal Mistry + 53

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ahmedabad, India
  • Lead Architects

    Ujjaval Parekh (Principal Architect), Bhairavi Dhoot (Principal Architect), Krunal Mistry (Senior Architect), Meel Panchal (Architect), Shruti Talsania (Architect)
  • Structure Design

    Innovative Designs, Rutvik Dave, Ahmedabad
  • Landscape Design

    Green Pastels, Brinda Pancholi, Ahmedabad
  • Plumbing Consultant

    Chetan Vyas, Ahmedabad
  • Area

    710.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

PCYC Northern Beaches / fjmt

20:00 - 15 July, 2018
PCYC Northern Beaches  / fjmt, © Rodrigo Vargas
© Rodrigo Vargas

© Rodrigo Vargas © Rodrigo Vargas © Rodrigo Vargas © Rodrigo Vargas + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    40 Kingsway, Dee Why NSW 2099, Australia
  • Design Team

    Richard Francis Jones, Elizabeth Carpenter, John Perry, Damian Campanella, Iain Blampied, Richard Tripolone, Duncan Shrimpton, Chris Roberts-Brewer
  • Area

    13655.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Chuan's Kitchen / INFINITY NIDE

18:00 - 15 July, 2018
Chuan's Kitchen / INFINITY NIDE, Bamboo waving  stretching through the space. Image © Haochang Cao, Songyang Ba
Bamboo waving stretching through the space. Image © Haochang Cao, Songyang Ba

Dim light matches concrete furnishing. Image © Haochang Cao, Songyang Ba Passage from entrance to interior. Image © Haochang Cao, Songyang Ba Bamboo waving  stretching through the space. Image © Haochang Cao, Songyang Ba Bamboo waving detail. Image © Haochang Cao, Songyang Ba + 9

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    4/F, Poly Canal Palza, Foshan, Guangdong, China
  • Director

    Xiaowen Wang
  • Project Team

    Ruimin Wu, Jiaxun Xue, Yanqiu Lin, Zhirui Huang
  • Area

    450.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

LWK & Partners Releases Design 'Olympic Vanke Centre' Project in China

16:00 - 15 July, 2018
LWK & Partners Releases Design 'Olympic Vanke Centre' Project in China, Courtesy of LWK & Partners (HK)
Courtesy of LWK & Partners (HK)

LWK & Partners (HK) has recently released their design for “Olympic Vanke Centre” in Hangzhou, China. Occupying 13,969 sqm at the city’s CBD and next to its 2022 Asian Games Village, the Centre, to be completed in 2021, includes two office towers sharing one podium for amenities and underground service area. The design features the rotating, lifted podium that opens up cascading outdoor terraces that extends further into the towers.

C.F. Møller's Green-Centric Proposal Wins Competition for New Train Station in Hamburg

14:00 - 15 July, 2018
C.F. Møller's Green-Centric Proposal Wins Competition for New Train Station in Hamburg, Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects
Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects

Acting both as a “visionary landmark and an urban catalyst,” C.F. Møller Architects’ proposal for a new train station development in Altona, Hamburg, emphasizes the significance of green space within the city’s urban fabric. The project will have several uses, ranging from cafes, restaurants, and shops to offices and fitness centers. Its unique undulating roof landscape “embodies a collective and progressive vision of reinforcing Hamburg’s green credentials.”

Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects + 6