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Schmidt Hammer Lassen's First U.S. Project Breaks Ground in Detroit

11:00 - 14 December, 2018
Schmidt Hammer Lassen's First U.S. Project Breaks Ground in Detroit, © Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
© Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has broken ground on its first U.S. project, a mixed-use tower and associated masterplan in Detroit, Michigan. “Monroe Blocks” will stitch together the heart of one of America’s most storied cities with a mix of modern office space, residential units, restaurants, retail, and outdoor public areas.

The 12,500-square-meter site in Detroit’s Campus Martius Park, vacant for a generation, will be activated by 4,800 square meters of outdoor space, with the design team drawing on historical influences for the form and materiality of the new masterplan.

© Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects © Hayes Davidson © Forbes Massie Studio © Hayes Davidson + 10

Casa Forbes / Miel Arquitectos

10:00 - 14 December, 2018
Casa Forbes / Miel Arquitectos, Cortesía de Miel Arquitectos
Cortesía de Miel Arquitectos

Cortesía de Miel Arquitectos Cortesía de Miel Arquitectos Cortesía de Miel Arquitectos Cortesía de Miel Arquitectos + 34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Costa d'en Blanes, Spain
  • Area

    654.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018

Petition Calls for Equal Recognition for Doriana Fuksas in Lifetime Achievement Award

09:00 - 14 December, 2018
Petition Calls for Equal Recognition for Doriana Fuksas in Lifetime Achievement Award, © Gianmarco Chieregato
© Gianmarco Chieregato

Italian activists RebelArchitette and VOW Architects, led by Louise Braverman, Caroline James, Arielle Assouline-Lichten and Francesca Perani, have launched a petition seeking equal recognition for Doriana Fuksas in the Lifetime Achievement Award recently given to her fellow partner and Director of Studio Fuksas, Massimiliano Fuksas.

The petition, signed by over 80 supporters on the first day of the launch, includes an open letter to INARCH (Istituto Nazionale di Architettura) in Rome, Italy, and has attracted the support of notable names such as Massimiliano Fuksas, Denise Scott Brown, Rem Koolhaas, Bjarke Ingels, Paola Antonelli, Beatriz Colomina, Gisue Hariri, and Toshiko Mori.

Boxhagener Straß / Tchoban Voss Architekten

08:00 - 14 December, 2018
Boxhagener Straß / Tchoban Voss Architekten, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Boxhagener Str. 79-82, 10245 Berlin, Germany
  • Lead Architect

    Sergei Tchoban
  • Team

    Anja Schroth, Katharina Stranz, Katja Redmann, Virginie Mommens
  • Landscape Architecture

    Frank von Bargen, Berlin
  • Area

    20991.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Skyscrapers of 2018: Soaring Beyond the Archetypal Crystal Tower

07:00 - 14 December, 2018
© Viktor Sukharukov
© Viktor Sukharukov

Either as singular outcroppings or as part of a bustling center, skyscrapers are neck-craning icons across major city centers in the world. A modern trope of extreme success and wealth, the skyscraper has become an architectural symbol for vibrant urban hubs and commercial powerhouses dominating cities like New York, Dubai, and Singapore.

While skyscrapers are omnipresent, 2018 introduced new approaches, technologies, and locations to the high-rise typology. From variations in materiality to form, designs for towers have started to address aspects beyond simply efficiency and height, proposing new ways for the repetitive form to bring unique qualities to city skylines. Below, a few examples of proposals and trends from 2018 that showcase the innovative ideas at work: 

Courtesy of Plompmozes © Rafael de la-Hoz Arquitectos © Virgile Simon Bertrand Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects + 13

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Apartment in Lapa / Manuel Cachão Tojal

06:00 - 14 December, 2018
Apartment in Lapa / Manuel Cachão Tojal, © Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

© Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira + 43

White Arkitekter Reinvents the Water Tower Typology with Horizontal Concave Facade

05:00 - 14 December, 2018
Courtesy of White Arkitekter
Courtesy of White Arkitekter

A series of concave concrete panels hoisted on slender plank-like columns sit amongst the vast rural plains of Sweden, silently redefining the typology of an otherwise utilitarian structure. White Arkitekter's recent proposal for a water tower in Varberg is a slim horizontal structure, deviating from the typical, vertical and round design. Titled VÅGA, it features two tanks for storing water within its unique shape that may actually be better suited to its purpose.

Courtesy of White Arkitekter Courtesy of White Arkitekter Courtesy of White Arkitekter Courtesy of White Arkitekter + 6

Perkins + Will Design Mile-Long Outdoor Museum for Los Angeles

04:00 - 14 December, 2018
Perkins + Will Design Mile-Long Outdoor Museum for Los Angeles, Destination Crenshaw. Image Courtesy of Perkins + Will
Destination Crenshaw. Image Courtesy of Perkins + Will

Perkins + Will have revealed a design for an open-air museum along the Crenshaw light-rail line in Los Angeles. Dubbed Destination Crenshaw, the project will run 1.1 miles and feature outdoor art and cultural spaces that celebrate black thinkers, activists, and performers of Los Angeles. Featuring works of public art as well as streetscape upgrades by Studio-MLA, the design was conceived as a response to Metro’s decision to put a section of the Crenshaw/LAX Line at ground level.

La Cartoucherie | Parcel 1.3 / Taillandier Architectes Associés

03:00 - 14 December, 2018
La Cartoucherie | Parcel 1.3 / Taillandier Architectes Associés, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe + 35

Oodi Helsinki Central Library / ALA Architects

02:00 - 14 December, 2018
Oodi Helsinki Central Library / ALA Architects, © Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo

© Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Töölönlahdenkatu, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
  • Lead Architects

    ALA Architects
  • Main contractor

    YIT
  • Area

    17250.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

House H / HHF Architects

01:00 - 14 December, 2018
House H / HHF Architects, © Jonathan Sage
© Jonathan Sage

© Jonathan Sage © Jonathan Sage © Jonathan Sage © Jonathan Sage + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Starnberg, Germany
  • Lead Architects

    Herlach Hartmann Frommenwiler with David Gregori y Ribes
  • Area

    480.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Elbbrücken Underground Station / gmp

00:00 - 14 December, 2018
© Marcus Bredt
© Marcus Bredt

© Marcus Bredt © Marcus Bredt © Marcus Bredt © Marcus Bredt + 12

  • Architects

    gmp
  • Location

    Hamburg, Germany
  • Design

    Volkwin Marg, Jürgen Hillmer, Stephanie Joebsch
  • Area

    3750.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

NIO House / SHL

23:00 - 13 December, 2018
NIO House / SHL, © SchRAN
© SchRAN

© SchRAN © SchRAN © SchRAN © SchRAN + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    NO.18, Hubin Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou,China
  • Architecture and Interior Design

    Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
  • Area

    1221.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

The Lobby Reconstruction of Shaoxing Hotel / UAD

21:00 - 13 December, 2018
The quiet black and white “ink color” gives a misty artistic conception to the ordinary sight. Image © Qiang Zhao
The quiet black and white “ink color” gives a misty artistic conception to the ordinary sight. Image © Qiang Zhao

Bird’s Eye View of Shaoxing Hotel after Reconstruction. Image © Chenfan Zhang The wrapped edge in the Chinese-style tile part of roof covering at the lower eave of new lobby works in concert with the old lobby; lattice windows refine the traditional architectural elements of Shaoxing. Image © Qiang Zhao Harmonious Conversation between the New Building and the Old Building, Seen from the Front Courtyard of Lingxiao Pavilion. Image © Qiang Zhao The canopy column base at the entrance interprets the stone bench in Shaoxing skylights. Image © Qiang Zhao + 21

  • Architects

    UAD
  • Location

    No. 8, Huanshan Road, Yuecheng District, Shaoxing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Huifeng Hu, Bing Li
  • Design Team

    Rongbin Peng, Chenfan Zhang, Lanlan Jiang, Ning Lv, Yun Qin, Fan Zhang
  • Area

    3080.64 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

The Waterfront Retreat / Koichi Takada Architects

20:00 - 13 December, 2018
The Waterfront Retreat / Koichi Takada Architects, © Tom Ferguson Photography
© Tom Ferguson Photography

© Tom Ferguson Photography The Waterfront Retreat / Koichi Takada Architects © Tom Ferguson Photography © Tom Ferguson Photography + 35

Umi-Play Children’s Dramatic Arts Center / AntiStatics Architecture

19:00 - 13 December, 2018
Theater. Image © Zhenyong Yang
Theater. Image © Zhenyong Yang
  • Architects

  • Location

    XiMei Continental, Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China
  • Lead Architects

    Martin Miller, Mo Zheng
  • Project Designer

    Frank Jiang, Chris Becket, Luke Theodorius E. D. Santoso, Annie Liu, Angela Li
  • Wood Fabricator

    GuiPu Woodwork
  • Area

    550.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

2018 Jim Vlock First Year Building Project / Yale School of Architecture

17:00 - 13 December, 2018
2018 Jim Vlock First Year Building Project / Yale School of Architecture, © Zelig Fok and Nicole Doan
© Zelig Fok and Nicole Doan

© Zelig Fok and Nicole Doan © Zelig Fok and Nicole Doan © Zelig Fok and Nicole Doan © Zelig Fok and Nicole Doan + 18

HOOP Dance Gathering Place / Brook McIlroy

16:00 - 13 December, 2018
HOOP Dance Gathering Place / Brook McIlroy, © Tom Arban
© Tom Arban
  • Architects

  • Location

    135 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton, ON L9C 0E5, Canada
  • Lead Architect

    Calvin Brook
  • Architecture

    Brook McIlroy – Paul Gorrie, Chris Chan, Heather Gibbons
  • Area

    180.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

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