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Degrowth: the Radical (Re)Action Needed to Avoid Total Economic and Environmental Collapse

09:30 - 19 November, 2018
Degrowth: the Radical (Re)Action Needed to Avoid Total Economic and Environmental Collapse, Courtesy of Otherothers. ImageOtherothers' installation at the 2015 Chicago Biennial looked at the impact of the standard suburban Australian home. Their installation proposed a shrinkage of the typology's spatial impact
Courtesy of Otherothers. ImageOtherothers' installation at the 2015 Chicago Biennial looked at the impact of the standard suburban Australian home. Their installation proposed a shrinkage of the typology's spatial impact

The world faces some significant challenges. The UN climate change report released last month, which explained that we may have just 12 years and need “unprecedented changes” to avoid devastating effects from climate change, was released into a world that seemed to be plenty busy processing other things, such as rising economic inequality, increasingly partisan politics, escalating conflicts, and refugee crises, to name a few.

According to the curators of the 2019 Oslo Architecture Triennale, our economic and climate-related challenges (and perhaps more challenges besides) are underpinned by a single unifying cause: the expectation for continuous economic growth. With their theme for next year’s Triennale, they highlight the concept of “degrowth,” a growing movement to overturn our economic assumptions and establish a managed contraction of our economies and resource consumption, with the eventual goal that society will become calmer, less focused on productivity, and more focused on quality of life. And, as they see it, the architects of this retooled society could be—well, architects.

Foster + Partners Plan a Tulip-Shaped Tower for Central London

09:00 - 19 November, 2018
Foster + Partners Plan a Tulip-Shaped Tower for Central London, © DBOX for Foster + Partners
© DBOX for Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners have unveiled details of their latest proposed tower for the City of London. “The Tulip” seeks to become a “new public cultural attraction” sitting adjacent to The Gherkin: one of Foster’s and London’s most iconic structures.

The 305-meter-high, bud-like scheme, named after its nature-inspired form, will offer an education facility operated by building owners J. Safra Group. The program, with 20,000 free places per year for London’s state school children, will feature “unparalleled vantage point to view London from a height of around 300 meters.”

© DBOX for Foster + Partners © DBOX for Foster + Partners © DBOX for Foster + Partners © DBOX for Foster + Partners + 8

The Walk Above the Vineyards / Keeo4design

08:00 - 19 November, 2018
The Walk Above the Vineyards / Keeo4design, Courtesy of Keeo4design
Courtesy of Keeo4design

Courtesy of Keeo4design Courtesy of Keeo4design Courtesy of Keeo4design Courtesy of Keeo4design + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stezka nad vinohrady, Observation Deck, Jihomoravský kraj, Czech Republic
  • Lead Architects

    Jiří Vojtěšek and Jakub Roleček
  • Area

    113.5 m2
  • Project Year

    2018

Tallinn Architecture Biennale Announces International Shortlist for Installation Competition

07:30 - 19 November, 2018
Tallinn Architecture Biennale Announces International Shortlist for Installation Competition, Courtesy of Estonian Centre for Architecture
Courtesy of Estonian Centre for Architecture

The Tallinn Architecture Biennale has announced the shortlisted schemes for their 2019 Installation Programme Competition “Huts and Habitats.” 137 worldwide submissions were received for the two-stage competition, aimed at “offering emerging architectural talents the opportunity to design and built an experimental wooden structure in the heart of Tallinn.”

Pavilions within a Garden / Threefold Architects

06:00 - 19 November, 2018
© Charles Hosea
© Charles Hosea

© Charles Hosea © Charles Hosea © Charles Hosea © Charles Hosea + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    South London, United Kingdom
  • Lead Architects

    James Bruce
  • Contractors

    Andrew Buchanan
  • Structural Engineer

    Entuitive
  • Area

    83.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

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Alejandro Aravena Shares the Foundational Philosophies at the Core of His Socially Conscious Practice

04:00 - 19 November, 2018
Alejandro Aravena Shares the Foundational Philosophies at the Core of His Socially Conscious Practice, Villa Verde Housing / ELEMENTAL. Photos by Suyin Chia
Villa Verde Housing / ELEMENTAL. Photos by Suyin Chia

Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena shares the fundamentals of his design philosophy in a documented interview titled “To Design is to Prefer.” The Pritzker Prize winner founded his practice in 2001, committed to exploring socially conscious design practices. His firm, Elemental, first gained international recognition for its work creating social housing projects in Chile, but its portfolio continues to expand to include work from museums, universities, transportation, and urban infrastructure.

This video highlights the mental process behind Aravena’s personal practices and insights into Elemental’s unique approach to design. The interview begins discussing Aravena’s introduction to architecture as a teen and how architecture, a rather obscure phenomenon to the young Aravena, became his passion. Throughout the film, Aravena flips to the pages of his sketchbooks, illustrating the raw hand of the architect.

Indigo Atelierwoning / Woonpioniers

03:10 - 19 November, 2018
Indigo Atelierwoning / Woonpioniers, © Henny van Belkom
© Henny van Belkom

© Henny van Belkom © Henny van Belkom © Henny van Belkom © Henny van Belkom + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Giethmen, The Netherlands
  • Lead Architect

    Daniel Venneman
  • Team

    Woonpioniers
  • Area

    80.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

The Workplace Paradox: Join the IE School of Architecture and Design's Master Class

03:00 - 19 November, 2018
The Workplace Paradox: Join the IE School of Architecture and Design's Master Class

At IE School of Architecture and Design, we know that the world of work is changing so fast that we cannot always keep up. Industry disruptors, such as emerging technologies, are unsettling the setup of the traditional office. Workforce demands, the ongoing talent war, and the threat of job replacement by AI all contribute to a workforce under tremendous pressure, creating new dynamics at work.

Brick by Brick: a Doctor's House for Maji Moto / Studio TOTALE

02:00 - 19 November, 2018
Brick by Brick: a Doctor's House for Maji Moto / Studio TOTALE, © Maria Chiara Gatti
© Maria Chiara Gatti

© Maria Chiara Gatti © Maria Chiara Gatti © Maria Chiara Gatti © Maria Chiara Gatti + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Arusha, Tanzania
  • Lead Architects

    Arch. Marco Nucifora; Arch. Claudia Cavallo; Arch. Elena Pazzaglia; Arch. Andrea Pazzaglia; Arch. Alessio Orrico
  • Team

    Alessandro Pieroni; Andrea Testi; Cassandra Calugi; Cecilia Sgammini; Costanza La Greca; Jacopo Bardi; Jacopo Naldi; Lavinia Antichi; Margherita Franchi; Maria Vittoria Genovesi; Marta Gironi; Martina Calcinai; Michela Gessani; Michele Franzone; Stefano Ottaviani
  • Area

    55.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Villa Wennerström / Max Holst Arkitektkontor

01:00 - 19 November, 2018
Villa Wennerström / Max Holst Arkitektkontor, © Lars Grafström
© Lars Grafström

© Lars Grafström © Lars Grafström © Lars Grafström © Lars Grafström + 26

Robatayaki Genroku & Kaiseki Shakuhachi / Tsutsumi & Associates

00:00 - 19 November, 2018
Robata day. Image © Wei Liu
Robata day. Image © Wei Liu

Facade. Image © Wei Liu Robata night. Image © Wei Liu Robata night. Image © Wei Liu Kaiseki counter. Image © Wei Liu + 22

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    110 The Arcade at Shangri-La Center,9 Binjiang E Rd, HeJiangTing, Jinjiang Qu, Chengdu Shi, Sichuan, China
  • Interior Design

    Tsutsumi & Associates (Yoshimasa Tsutsumi, Weiwei Shi, Yu Peng)
  • Area

    173.3 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

H Queen's / CL3 Architects

23:00 - 18 November, 2018
© Nirut Benjabanpot
© Nirut Benjabanpot

© Nirut Benjabanpot © Nirut Benjabanpot © Nirut Benjabanpot © Nirut Benjabanpot + 18

PH House / Mét Vuong Studio

21:00 - 18 November, 2018
PH House / Mét Vuong Studio, © Công Lý Phạm
© Công Lý Phạm

© Công Lý Phạm © Công Lý Phạm © Công Lý Phạm © Công Lý Phạm + 33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Đồng Hới, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Đặng Ngọc Viễn
  • Area

    160.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Dongguan TP-LINK Industrial Park / CCDI

19:00 - 18 November, 2018
Facade rhythm and order of dormitory. Image © Jian Fang
Facade rhythm and order of dormitory. Image © Jian Fang

Internal courtyard in the industrial park. Image © Jian Fang Pedestrain in the industrial park. Image © Jian Fang Set back platform communication space in outdoor corridor dormitory. Image © Jian Fang Vertical connection corridor between dormitories. Image © Jian Fang + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    No. R4, Bi Hu Road, Dongguan, Guangdong, China
  • Design Team

    CCDI 21 Design Studio &CIC
  • Lead Architects

    Lang Wang
  • Area

    548527.818 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Johnston Marklee's Menil Institute is a Quiet Triumph for a Quiet Art

14:00 - 18 November, 2018
Johnston Marklee's Menil Institute is a Quiet Triumph for a Quiet Art, The Menil Drawing Institute / Johnston Marklee. Image © Courtesy Richard Barnes/ the Menil Collection, Houston
The Menil Drawing Institute / Johnston Marklee. Image © Courtesy Richard Barnes/ the Menil Collection, Houston

Johnston Marklee has rapidly become one of the US’ most exciting practices. After years of completing sensitive and complex domestic-scaled works in Los Angeles, the office vaulted to prominence after being selected to curate Chicago’s 2017 architecture biennial. Since then they’ve completed and embarked on numerous significant projects - none more so than the Menil Drawing Institute.

Owl Creek / Skylab

13:00 - 18 November, 2018
Owl Creek / Skylab, © Robert Reck
© Robert Reck

© Jeremy Bittermann © Stephen Miller © Jeremy Bittermann © Jeremy Bittermann + 15

15 Incredible Architectural Works in the Mountains

12:00 - 18 November, 2018
15 Incredible Architectural Works in the Mountains, © Adolf Bereuter
© Adolf Bereuter

© Felipe Camus © Anze Cokl © inexhibit.com © Thomas Jantscher + 16

The mountains—one of the contexts that almost every architect would like to build in at least once. And yet even though it's an attractive setting, the associated challenges, including, but not limited to the sheer remoteness of mountain regions and their distance from basic services, make building in the mountains particularly demanding.

We've compiled a selection of 15 incredible works of architecture that maximize the breathtaking surroundings found in mountainous areas, featuring photographs from Felipe Camus, Janez Martincic, and Anze Cokl.

Ephemeral 'Origami Lava' Installation at Catalonia's Lluèrnia Festival of Light and Fire

11:00 - 18 November, 2018
Ephemeral 'Origami Lava' Installation at Catalonia's Lluèrnia Festival of Light and Fire, Courtesy of SP25 Arquitectura
Courtesy of SP25 Arquitectura

In the wistful irony of creating liquid fire through sheets of paper, David Oliva of Barcelona-based firm SP25 Arquitectura and Anna Juncà of Atelier 4 collaborated to fabricate an installation piece for the LLUÈRNIA festival of fire and light in Catalonia. Titled, "Origami Lava", the field of flame cloaks the 100 m2 surface of an abandoned building using over 10,000 pieces of origami.

Courtesy of SP25 Arquitectura Courtesy of SP25 Arquitectura Courtesy of SP25 Arquitectura Courtesy of SP25 Arquitectura Courtesy of SP25 Arquitectura Courtesy of SP25 Arquitectura + 10

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