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"Station Russia": The Russian Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 15 June, 2018
"Station Russia": The Russian Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale, Courtesy of The Russian Pavilion
Courtesy of The Russian Pavilion

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage, we present the completed Russian Pavilion. To read the inital proposal, refer to our previously published post, "Russian Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Explore Rich Railway History."

The Russian Pavilion highlights the past, present, and future of Russian railways. The exhibition shows railways as a response to a landscape which is in many places uninhabitable, allowing the people who use them to explore Russia's expansive territories.

Courtesy of The Russian Pavilion Courtesy of The Russian Pavilion Courtesy of The Russian Pavilion Courtesy of Anna Mikheeva + 20

10 Books on Architecture You Can Read Online For Free

09:30 - 12 June, 2018
10 Books on Architecture You Can Read Online For Free

There are few things in this world better than books on architecture, especially when they're available to download for free! Following on from our ever-popular post from 2014, we've gathered up ten more books that cover a broad range of interesting topics—including advice to architecture students from Herman Hertzberger, a look at what sparks the formation and growth of a city, and even a book that offers an in-depth architectural analysis of Alfred Hitchcock's films. Check out the list below!

Is It Time to Rethink Architecture Awards?

09:30 - 9 June, 2018
Is It Time to Rethink Architecture Awards?, Left: Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, © Frank Hanswijk; Right, Franklin Court in Philadelphia, designed by Venturi Scott Brown and Associates, © Mark Cohn
Left: Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, © Frank Hanswijk; Right, Franklin Court in Philadelphia, designed by Venturi Scott Brown and Associates, © Mark Cohn

Architecture, in its realized form, is neither the vision or the labor of a singular person. It is a practice which is inherently group and firm-oriented in its processes. But architecture as we know it is only celebrated after it is completed, and is very rarely celebrated for how it gets made. Few awards recognize the vast network of people that enables those at the very top of the field to put their name to completed works.

Recent controversies have only thrown more light on this state of affairs—from the petition to have Denise Scott Brown retroactively recognized for the work that won her husband Robert Venturi the Pritzker Prize in 1991 (which was ultimately rejected by the Pritzker) to revelations earlier this year about the way architects like Richard Meier have abused the power afforded to them by their personal success.

See the Twelve Russian Stadiums That Will Host the 2018 World Cup

09:30 - 8 June, 2018
See the Twelve Russian Stadiums That Will Host the 2018 World Cup, By <a href='https://www.soccer.ru/galery/995258/photo/652541'>Эдгар Брещанов</a> [<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0">CC BY-SA 3.0</a>], <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fisht_Olympic_Stadium_2017.jpg">via Wikimedia Commons</a>
By Эдгар Брещанов [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Every four years, millions of soccer fans tune in to watch the best national teams battle it out at the World Cup—all for a chance to call themselves the best soccer team in the world. The FIFA World Cup, much like the Olympic games, encourages a great deal of development in the host country, with the addition of stadiums, infrastructure, and other programs needed to support the mass of fans who will head to cheer on their country. This year, Russia will be hosting the event and will be spending an estimated 10 billion dollars in both building new arenas, and refurbishing their existing facilities. The 2018 tournament will host 65 matches across 11 cities in 12 of the most modern stadiums in the world. We've compiled a list that show these impressive stadiums and arenas, and offer a glimpse as to how they will be used long after the winner of the 2018 World Cup is crowned.

Check out the twelve stadiums that will host matches in the 2018 World Cup below.

A Simple 6-Step Guide to Getting a Job in Architecture

07:30 - 8 June, 2018
A Simple 6-Step Guide to Getting a Job in Architecture

Black Spectacles, in collaboration with the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), has released a new guide called How To Get A Job In Architecture, in order to help recent architecture graduates navigate through the process of finding their first job. The free 17-page guide is filled with helpful hints on how to apply, tricks to landing your first offer, and even advice from architects and HR professionals at some of the top firms in the world including Cannon Design, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, and Gensler

Cloud Pergola: The Croatian Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale

07:50 - 4 June, 2018
Cloud Pergola: The Croatian Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale, © Jan Stojkovic
© Jan Stojkovic

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage, we present the completed Croatian Pavilion. Below, the curatorial team describes the exhibition in their own words.

Cloud Pergola / The Architecture of Hospitality at the Croatian Pavilion is a collaborative site-specific environment conceived by the pavilion curator, Bruno Juričić. as Cloud Pergola is an installation crossing the boundaries of architecture, art, engineering, robotic fabrication, and computational models. The exhibition is structured through an interplay of three interventions: Cloud Drawing by Alisa Andrašek in collaboration with Bruno Juričić, To Still the Eye by Vlatka Horvat, and
Ephemeral Garden by Maja Kuzmanović.

© Luke Hayes © Luke Hayes © Luke Hayes © Luke Hayes + 19

Woods Bagot to Redevelop an Abandoned Sugar Factory in Zhuhai, China

14:00 - 3 June, 2018
Woods Bagot to Redevelop an Abandoned Sugar Factory in Zhuhai, China, Courtesy of Woods Bagot
Courtesy of Woods Bagot

Woods Bagot have announced that they will be leading a redesign effort for the abandoned Hongqi Zhen Sugar Factory in Zhuhai’s Jinwan District. Due to be completed in three phases over the next ten years, their master plan for the almost 80,000 square meter site includes designs that will revitalize the area and transform it into an integrated tourism, cultural and leisure park.

Why the World Needs More Architecture Memes

07:00 - 27 May, 2018

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In the modern age of sensationalism, consumerism, and widespread fake news, it's easy to understand why we feel the need to express ourselves through memes—the abstract photographs, video clips, and gifs that are manipulated in various ways to express thoughts on certain matters or situations that are relatable to people across the globe. Memes often expound complex yet concise sentiments which, in a way, closely resemble the way that we communicate in real life.

In the world of architecture, communication is often represented through critical essays, stunning renders and photographs, and hand-drawn analytical diagrams. In fact, architecture communication as we know it has mostly been a literal representation of the thing itself: Ideas are translated into plans, sections, elevations, details, form diagrams. But with the rise of memes and abstract expressions, why aren’t we popularizing our own personal thoughts with this form of widespread social media?

29 Winners Announced for 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

12:00 - 26 May, 2018
 29 Winners Announced for 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

The European Commission and Europe Nostra announced the winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/ Europa Nostra Awards. The 29 winners from 17 countries have been recognized for their achievements in four categories: conservation, research, dedicated services, and education, training and raising awareness. The winners will be honored at an award ceremony at the first ever European Cultural Heritage Summit on June 22. 

7 Sites in Havana That Tell the Story of Cuba’s Rich Architectural History

09:30 - 23 May, 2018
7 Sites in Havana That Tell the Story of Cuba’s Rich Architectural History, © Evan Chakroff
© Evan Chakroff

Havana is often referred to as a time machine that transports visitors to a particular moment in history, seemingly frozen in time. While it is a city that boasts an exhaustive timeline of imported styles, Havana in the present day is not defined by a singular historical era—either in its political climate or in its architectural zeitgeist.

Over the decades, the Cuban Revolution has had powerful domestic and international repercussions. In particular, it transformed Cuba’s relationship with the United States. But efforts to improve diplomatic relations have gained momentum in recent years, with the teetering lift of the embargo that exacerbated a David and Goliath situation and left a lasting economic impact on the Cuban people. Havana’s skyline has hardly altered since the fall of the Soviet Union, and the city became shut off from the rest of the world, having to rely heavily on its own resources. Today, the government in Havana occupies the gap between the last stance of post-Cold War communism, and the looming influence of Capitalism, a situation which reveals itself in the variety of distinct architectural styles. These seven sites in the island nation’s capital best explain the story about where Havana has been, and offer a prediction as to where it may head next.

© Evan Chakroff © Evan Chakroff © Evan Chakroff © Evan Chakroff + 30

Estonian Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Demonstrate How Built Architecture Is Inherently Political

04:00 - 23 May, 2018
Estonian Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Demonstrate How Built Architecture Is Inherently Political, © Weak Monument
© Weak Monument

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage we present the proposal for the Estonian Pavilion. Below, the participants describe their contribution in their own words. 

Estonian Pavilion curators, Laura Linsi, Roland Reemaa and Tadeáš Říha, explore the spectrum between the explicit representation of the monument and the implicit politics of everyday architectures: from the triumphal column to the pavement beneath it, through all that is in between. The title itself – Weak Monument – is an oxymoron, a rhetorical device that offers fresh perspectives on how to recognize politics in any built form.

Australian Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Explore Architecture's Relation to Endangered Plants

16:00 - 19 May, 2018
Australian Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Explore Architecture's Relation to Endangered Plants, © Linda Tegg
© Linda Tegg

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage we present the proposal for the Australian Pavilion. Below, the participants describe their contribution in their own words. 

The Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) will present Repair at the Australian Pavilion during the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Creative Directors Mauro Baracco and Louise Wright of Baracco+Wright Architects, in collaboration with artist Linda Tegg, have curated a multi-sensory living installation for the Pavilion, designed to disrupt the viewing conditions through which architecture is usually understood.

Winning Concepts for Zoo of the 21st Century Competition Announced

08:00 - 19 May, 2018
Winning Concepts for Zoo of the 21st Century Competition Announced, Courtesy of Archstorming
Courtesy of Archstorming

Archstorming have announced the winning projects of "Coexist: Rethinking Zoos," their recent competition to design a concept for the zoo of the 21st century. The call for entries asked participants to redefine the traditional zoo and transform the space from something that is not only an exhibition of animals, but also an educational tool, and a place for research and conservation. The team of international jurors selected three winners from more than 40 countries that submitted ideas.

The site for the proposal was the zoo in Barcelona, which has committed itself to prioritizing the welfare of its animals. To promote the well-being of the animals and nature, the winning teams designed imaginative alternatives to the traditional zoo methods of interaction, such as non-intrusive paths and even 3D virtual animals. The winners show that there are new ways for visitors to understand animals that are both ecologically friendly and sustainable.

Check out the winning submissions after the break.

Israeli Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale Explores the History of Negotiations Over Holy Lands

04:00 - 18 May, 2018
© David Polonski
© David Polonski

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage, we present the proposal for the Israeli Pavilion. Below, the participants describe their contribution in their own words. 

In Statu Quo: Structures of Negotiation is the theme of the Israeli Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. Curated by Ifat Finkelman, Deborah Pinto Fdeda, Oren Sagiv and Tania Coen-Uzzielli it traces the complex mechanism of the 'Status Quo' within shared holy places in Israel-Palestine, which functions as a controversial and fragile system of coexistence.

© Adi Gilad © David Polonski © Ori Orhof Courtesy of Metaphors and Allegories- Superstudio Firenze + 7

Toronto Competition Awards Timber Building to be Constructed on City's Waterfront

08:00 - 10 May, 2018
Toronto Competition Awards Timber Building to be Constructed on City's Waterfront, Courtesy of Moriyama & Teshima Architects
Courtesy of Moriyama & Teshima Architects

A collaboration between Moriyama & Teshima Architects and Acton Ostry Architects have been announced as the winner of the competition for a new timber building in Toronto. Their proposal beat out several other notable firms including Shigeru Ban, who is known for his timber constructions, Patkau Architects who worked with MJMA, and Provencher_Roy who partnered with Turner Fleisher. The winning design scheme, called The Arbour, will be a net-zero tower to house a new school of computer technology as part of an expansion at George Brown College.

Moriyuki Ochiai Architects Designs Tea Houses Perfect for Stargazing

08:00 - 6 May, 2018
Moriyuki Ochiai Architects Designs Tea Houses Perfect for Stargazing, © Fumio Araki, Yuta Takahashi
© Fumio Araki, Yuta Takahashi

Japan-based Moriyuki Ochiai Architects have designed a cluster of tea rooms located in a rural area known as Bisei, in the Okayama Prefecture. This town is known as both the place where green tea was introduced to Japan and as a "sanctuary for stargazing", which inspired the firm's design to create a strong connection between the tea rooms and the surrounding scenery. 

IND Architects to Renovate Historic Water Tower in Moscow

12:00 - 5 May, 2018
IND Architects to Renovate Historic Water Tower in Moscow, Courtesy of IND Architects
Courtesy of IND Architects

IND Architects has plans to transform the symbolic Shcherbinka water tower in Moscow, Russia into a revitalized area for residents to socialize. Since the water tower has been only slightly altered over time with the overall form and silhouette remaining the same, the design team has decided to create a place that will both aim to recall old memories and create new ones. 

Courtesy of IND Architects Courtesy of IND Architects Courtesy of IND Architects Courtesy of IND Architects + 21

Lemay, Perkins+Will, and Bisson Fortin to Design Montreal Light Rail System

08:00 - 4 May, 2018
Lemay, Perkins+Will, and Bisson Fortin to Design Montreal Light Rail System, Courtesy of Réseau express métropolitain (REM)
Courtesy of Réseau express métropolitain (REM)

Three award-winning architecture firms, Lemay, Perkins+Will, and Bisson Fortin, will design a new 67-km sustainable system of light-rail train stations for one of North America’s largest public transportation projects, the Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM) in Montreal. This system of train stations will be designed as part of NouvLR General Partnership’s recently won contract and will connect Montréal-Trudeau International Airport with the city’s downtown area, as well as the north and south shores of the region.