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SBP Creates Two Winning Bridge Designs for China's Tianfu Airport City

13:00 - 17 September, 2019
SBP Creates Two Winning Bridge Designs for China's Tianfu Airport City, Courtesy of ICON Shanghai
Courtesy of ICON Shanghai

The Shanghai team of Schlaich Bergermann Partner has created two winning bridge designs as part of the Jiangxi River Bridge competition. The bridges are made for Tianfu Airport City, a high-tech industrial development zone in the south of Chengdu, China. Featuring elegant and futuristic forms, the bridges are made to be beacons for the city as they rise above the Jiangxi River.

Courtesy of ICON Shanghai Courtesy of ICON Shanghai Courtesy of ICON Shanghai Courtesy of ICON Shanghai + 6

“We are Building a Network of Ideas”: Gianpiero Venturini on Designing for Future Generations

05:00 - 17 September, 2019
“We are Building a Network of Ideas”: Gianpiero Venturini on Designing for Future Generations, © Kuba Mozolewski
© Kuba Mozolewski

Education defines design. Few have come to know the power of learning and bringing people together like Gianpiero Venturini. As the founder of Itinerant Office and curator of the New Generations Festival, Venturini’s work is marked by a desire to build networks of collaboration and cultural exchange. Creating platforms for new ideas, he has brought together more than 300 emerging practices through workshops, round tables, exhibitions, and international festivals.

© Luca Chiaudano © Luca Chiaudano Courtesy of ItinerantOffice Courtesy of ItinerantOffice + 9

Wooden Wave Pavilion by Paul Cocksedge Opens at 2019 London Design Festival

05:00 - 16 September, 2019
Wooden Wave Pavilion by Paul Cocksedge Opens at 2019 London Design Festival, Courtesy of Mark Cocksedge
Courtesy of Mark Cocksedge

The 2019 London Design Festival opened this month and features a large-scale instillation called Please Be Seated by Paul Cocksedge. Returning for its 17th year, the festival celebrates design across London and aims to promote the city as a major design capital. Please Be Seated joins a series of art, design and performance-based projects by internationally-renowned designers across the city.

Courtesy of Mark Cocksedge Courtesy of Mark Cocksedge Courtesy of Mark Cocksedge Courtesy of Mark Cocksedge + 12

TCLF Launches $100,000 International Landscape Architecture Prize

05:00 - 13 September, 2019
TCLF Launches $100,000 International Landscape Architecture Prize, Courtesy of The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Courtesy of The Cultural Landscape Foundation

Washington, D.C.-based non-profit The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has announced that it will establish an international landscape architecture prize to be conferred biennially. This is the first and only international landscape architecture prize that includes a US$100,000 monetary award. Landscape architects, artists, architects, planners, urban designers, and others who have designed a significant body of landscape architecture projects are eligible for the award.

Harvard GSD Announces 2020 Richard Rogers Fellowship

13:00 - 12 September, 2019
Harvard GSD Announces 2020 Richard Rogers Fellowship, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Harvard University Graduate School of Design has announced the 2020 Richard Rogers Fellowship cycle. Open to accomplished practitioners and scholars working in fields related to the built environment, the research-focused residency program is based in London at the Wimbledon House, designed by Lord Richard Rogers in the late 1960s. Fellows have researched a diverse series of topics, including examinations of public and affordable housing; how food and cooking transform cities; and citizen-driven urban regeneration initiatives, among others.

BuildTech Futures: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

05:00 - 12 September, 2019
BuildTech Futures: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning , Courtesy of Stanislas Chaillou
Courtesy of Stanislas Chaillou

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and generative design have begun to shape architecture as we know it. As systems and tools to reimagine the built environment, they present diverse opportunities to rethink traditional workflows. Designers also fear they may inversely affect practice, limiting the services of the architect. Looking to building technologies, new companies are creating software and projects to explore the future of design.

MAD Architects Designs Pylon Infrastructure for HyperloopTT

05:00 - 11 September, 2019
MAD Architects Designs Pylon Infrastructure for HyperloopTT, Courtesy of MAD Architects, HyperloopTT
Courtesy of MAD Architects, HyperloopTT

MAD Architects have designed a new pylon infrastructure with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT). Created as an elevated rapid transport system, the project is made to demonstrate how the artificial can merge with nature through a new urban infrastructure. MAD’s proposal aims to rethink the future of travel and reshape the way we plan and use public space.

Courtesy of MAD Architects, HyperloopTT Courtesy of MAD Architects, HyperloopTT Courtesy of MAD Architects, HyperloopTT Courtesy of MAD Architects, HyperloopTT + 7

Rethinking History: New Architecture in Burkina Faso

13:00 - 10 September, 2019
Rethinking History: New Architecture in Burkina Faso, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

The history and architecture of Burkina Faso is tied to its landscape. As a landlocked country in western Africa, it occupies an extensive plateau with grassy savannas and sparse forests. More than two-thirds of the people live in rural villages, and as such, the country’s modern architecture is the product of ingenuity born from reimagining traditional building materials and techniques.

© Giovanni Quattrocolo © Iwan Baan © Siméon Duchoud © Ibai Rigby + 6

ACG Architects Designs Winning Sports Pavilion for Basingstoke in England

05:01 - 10 September, 2019
ACG Architects Designs Winning Sports Pavilion for Basingstoke in England, Courtesy of Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt
Courtesy of Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt

Architecture firm Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt have won approval to design a new sports pavilion and social club at May’s Bounty Cricket Ground in Basingstoke, Hampshire. Providing a new home for the area’s cricket, rugby, football and squash clubs, the project consists of two carved brick blocks that come together to form a plinth. The aspiration is for the town to host Hampshire County cricket matches once again, with the facility becoming a new home for a local rugby, football and squash club.

New Video Explores Neri&Hu's Aranya Art Center in Northern China

05:00 - 9 September, 2019
New Video Explores Neri&Hu's Aranya Art Center in Northern China, Courtesy of Neri&Hu
Courtesy of Neri&Hu

Neri&Hu have unveiled a new video exploring the Aranya Art Center in Qinhuangdao, China. Designed to evoke notions of space for art versus communal space, the project places a strong emphasis on the spiritual nature of the seaside community. Drawing inspiration from the seasonal ocean waters nearby, the building seeks to encapsulate the natural wonder of water.

Courtesy of Neri&Hu Courtesy of Neri&Hu Courtesy of Neri&Hu Courtesy of Neri&Hu + 9

The REACH Expansion at the Kennedy Center Opens to the Public

05:00 - 6 September, 2019
The REACH Expansion at the Kennedy Center Opens to the Public, The REACH. Image © Richard Barnes
The REACH. Image © Richard Barnes

The REACH at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington D.C. will open to the public this Saturday, September 7th. Designed by Steven Holl Architects with BNIM, the project is the first-ever expansion in the Kennedy Center's 48-year history. Aiming to open the Kennedy Center to the surrounding city and riverfront, the team made the project as a nexus of arts, learning, and culture for people to engage with the performing arts.

The REACH. Image © Richard Barnes The REACH. Image © Richard Barnes The REACH. Image © Richard Barnes The REACH. Image © Richard Barnes + 11

FXCollaborative Designs Central Park Tower for Harlem Church

13:00 - 5 September, 2019
FXCollaborative Designs Central Park Tower for Harlem Church, Courtesy of FXCollaborative
Courtesy of FXCollaborative

FXCollaborative has designed a church community space and 33 story tower overlooking Central Park in New York City. The project was made for Harlem’s La Hermosa Christian Church, though no developer has signed on for the project yet. The new project would serve the surrounding community and aims to embody and celebrate the neighborhood’s legacy of music and art.

SOM Unveils Revised Design for $1.5 Billion Kansas City Airport Terminal

05:00 - 5 September, 2019
SOM Unveils Revised Design for $1.5 Billion Kansas City Airport Terminal, Courtesy of SOM
Courtesy of SOM

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) have unveiled the latest design for Kansas City's new airport terminal. Working with the Kansas City Aviation Department, the City of Kansas City, Missouri and major airlines, the project is coming together with developer Edgemoor. The air travel hub that will be the largest single infrastructure project in Kansas City’s history.

Courtesy of SOM Courtesy of SOM Courtesy of SOM Courtesy of SOM + 9

World’s First Publicly Accessible Art Depot by MVRDV Tops Out in Rotterdam

13:00 - 4 September, 2019
World’s First Publicly Accessible Art Depot by MVRDV Tops Out in Rotterdam, © Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

The world's first publicly accessible art depot by MVRDV has topped out in Rotterdam. Called Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, the new archive building was celebrated with a ceremony by the Stichting Collectiegebouw consortium, which comprises the museum, the municipality of Rotterdam, and Stichting De Verre Bergen. The depot will host the museum’s archive of 151,000 artworks and will be fully accessible to the public.

© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode + 11

ODA Designs New Detroit Book Tower Rehabilitation Project

11:00 - 4 September, 2019
ODA Designs New Detroit Book Tower Rehabilitation Project, Courtesy of bloomimages
Courtesy of bloomimages

ODA New York has been selected as the Design Architect for the rehabilitation of Detroit's iconic Book Tower. Working with real estate company Bedrock, the team will create a mix of residential, hospitality, retail and office space in the tower. ODA plans to update and expand on Book Tower’s programming and existing structures with nearly 500,000 square feet of downtown programming. The restoration of the 38-story landmark aims to create a cohesive civic vision for Washington Boulevard.

ODA Designs New Detroit Book Tower Rehabilitation Project ODA Designs New Detroit Book Tower Rehabilitation Project Courtesy of Visualisation One Courtesy of bloomimages + 8

Praksis Arkitekter Designs Winning UNESCO Visitor Center for Denmark

13:00 - 3 September, 2019
Praksis Arkitekter Designs Winning UNESCO Visitor Center for Denmark, Courtesy of Mike Dugenio
Courtesy of Mike Dugenio

Praksis Arkitekter has won the competition to design a new visitor center for the Stevns Klint UNESCO World Heritage site in Denmark. Four architecture firms were invited to participate, and Praksis was chosen as the winner working with Kristine Jensen Landscape and Henry Jensen engineers. The project was designed to fit into the landscape as visitors move from the geology of Stevns Klint to the sea.

Courtesy of Mike Dugenio Praksis Arkitekter Designs Winning UNESCO Visitor Center for Denmark Courtesy of Praksis Arkitekter Courtesy of Praksis Arkitekter + 9

The World’s Largest Urban Farm Opens Next Year in Paris

05:00 - 3 September, 2019
The World’s Largest Urban Farm Opens Next Year in Paris, Courtesy of Valode & Pistre Architectes Atlav AJN
Courtesy of Valode & Pistre Architectes Atlav AJN

The world's largest urban farm is set to open next year in Paris. The six-story, 150,000-square-foot garden aims to grow more than 2,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables a day. Twenty gardeners will tend to 30 different kinds of plants to produce vegetables for the community. Called Agripolis, the project uses aeroponic farming so the plants absorb water and nutrients via mist.

San Francisco's Iconic Transamerica Pyramid for Sale

13:00 - 2 September, 2019
San Francisco's Iconic Transamerica Pyramid for Sale, via Shutterstock
via Shutterstock

For the first time, San Francisco's iconic Transamerica Pyramid has been listed for sale. Built in 1972, the 48-story Brutalist-style project was designed by American architect William Pereira. The triangular-shaped skyscraper was the tallest building in San Francisco for nearly half a century, until it was surpassed by Salesforce Tower in 2018. Selling for $600 million, the building has become a landmark in the skyline of San Francisco.