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Second House / FreelandBuck Architect

13:00 - 20 January, 2019
Second House / FreelandBuck Architect, © Eric Staudenmaier
© Eric Staudenmaier

© Eric Staudenmaier © Eric Staudenmaier © Eric Staudenmaier © Eric Staudenmaier + 40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Culver City, United States
  • Lead Designers

    Brennan Buck, David Freeland
  • Project Team

    Johannes Beck, Nick Schwaller
  • Area

    1500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Bringing Work Home: 9 Times Architects Designed for Themselves

12:00 - 20 January, 2019
Cien House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen. Image © Cristobal Palma
Cien House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen. Image © Cristobal Palma

Architects are often bound by the will of their client, reluctantly sacrificing and compromising design choices in order to suit their needs. But what happens when architects become their own clients? When architects design for themselves, they have the potential to test their ideas freely, explore without creative restriction, and create spaces which wholly define who they are, how they design, and what they stand for. From iconic architect houses like the Gehry Residence in Santa Monica to private houses that double as a public-entry museum, here are 9 fascinating examples of how architects design when they only have themselves to answer to.

Cien House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen. Image © Cristobal Palma Melnikov House. Image © Denis Esakov Gehry Residence. Image via netropolitan.org Lyon Housemuseum / Lyons. Image © Dianna Snape + 20

House Plans Under 50 Square Meters: 26 More Helpful Examples of Small-Scale Living

10:00 - 20 January, 2019
House Plans Under 50 Square Meters: 26 More Helpful Examples of Small-Scale Living

Designing the interior of an apartment when you have very little space to work with is certainly a challenge. We all know that a home should be as comfortable as possible for its inhabitants, but when we have only a few square meters to work with and the essential functions of the home to distribute, finding an efficient layout is not easy. Following our popular selection of houses under 100 square meters, we've gone one better: a selection of 26 floor plans between 20 and 50 square meters to inspire you in your own spatially-challenged designs.

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía / Santiago Calatrava

09:00 - 20 January, 2019
© Alan Karchmer
© Alan Karchmer

© Palladium Photodesign © Alan Karchmer © Alan Karchmer © Alan Karchmer + 24

12 Online Courses for Architects and Students

08:00 - 20 January, 2019
12 Online Courses for Architects and Students, <a href="https://www.Vecteezy.com">Vecteezy!</a>
Vecteezy!

Online courses have gained more and more recognition in the past couple of years. In addition to the flexibility and convenience of learning wherever and whenever you want, they provide access to content from well-respected professors and colleges. In the field of architecture and construction, online courses have grown exponentially. Last year, we compiled a list that focused mainly on constructive and material techniques. This time we selected 15 online courses covering a range of subjects. We hope this selection of courses can help you with your next project.

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Reconstruction of Apartment in Makedonska Street / Riste Dobrijevic

05:00 - 20 January, 2019
Reconstruction of Apartment in Makedonska Street / Riste Dobrijevic, © Relja Ivanic
© Relja Ivanic

© Relja Ivanic © Relja Ivanic © Relja Ivanic © Relja Ivanic + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Makedonska 21, Beograd, Serbia
  • Clients

    Ross Bull
  • Area

    80.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Symbiosis Masterplan and Fastweb Headquarters / Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel

02:00 - 20 January, 2019
Symbiosis Masterplan and Fastweb Headquarters / Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, © Leo Torri
© Leo Torri

© Leo Torri © Leo Torri © Leo Torri © Leo Torri + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
  • Landscape design (Adriano Olivetti square)

    Carlo Masera
  • Area

    146500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Tencent (Wuhan) R&D Center / GN

23:00 - 19 January, 2019
© Qingshan Wu
© Qingshan Wu

© Yong Zhang © Qingshan Wu © Qingshan Wu © Yong Zhang + 43

  • Architects

    GN
  • Location

    Tencent Road, Jiangxia District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China
  • Chief Designer & Design Team

    Zhenglei Shi, Chengyun Sun, Hao Ding, Youde Wu
  • Area

    75000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

CHIENG YEN Community House / 1+1>2

21:00 - 19 January, 2019
CHIENG YEN Community House / 1+1>2, © Do Minh Duc
© Do Minh Duc

© Do Minh Duc © Do Minh Duc © Do Minh Duc © Do Minh Duc + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vân Hồ, Mộc Châu, Sơn La, Vietnam
  • Design Team

    Hoang Thuc Hao, Do Minh Duc, Nguyen Ba Duc
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

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Wandering in Terrace Garden / Atelier Y

19:00 - 19 January, 2019
Wandering in Terrace Garden / Atelier Y, Stairs of the outdoor theater and the music room. Image © Liqin Lin
Stairs of the outdoor theater and the music room. Image © Liqin Lin

Perspective view of the kindergarten. Image © Liqin Lin The “Prototype house” in the center of the kindergarten as well as the landmark of the village. Image © Liqin Lin The “Prototype house” and the stairs facing to the outdoor theater. Image © Liqin Lin Roof space provide additional activity space for the children. Image © Liqin Lin + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hexi Village, Hanyuan County, Ya'an, Sichuan Province, China
  • Design Team

    Yiqiang Xiao, Yanting Zou, Yizhi Xiao, Shi Yin, Yuanjing Yang, Hankun Lin, Yongjia Huang
  • Lead Architects

    Yiqiang Xiao
  • Area

    2488.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Downside Up House / WALA

13:00 - 19 January, 2019
Downside Up House / WALA, © Tatjana Plitt
© Tatjana Plitt

© Tatjana Plitt © Tatjana Plitt © Tatjana Plitt © Tatjana Plitt + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Albert Park, Australia
  • Lead Architects

    Weian Lim
  • Area

    142.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

World's Longest Bridge Nears Completion in Kuwait

12:00 - 19 January, 2019
World's Longest Bridge Nears Completion in Kuwait, Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Causeway. Image Courtesy of Hyundai E&C
Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Causeway. Image Courtesy of Hyundai E&C

The world's longest bridge by Hyundai E&C and Combined Group Contracting is nearing completion in Kuwait. Called the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah causeway, the $3 billion project is one of the largest infrastructure projects in the world. Running a total length of over 30 miles, the bridge will connect Kuwait City on the south of the bay with Subiya New Town to the north. The causeway joins a larger development plan for the revival of the ancient Silk Road trade route.

27 Projects Win 2019 AIANY Design Awards

10:00 - 19 January, 2019
27 Projects Win 2019 AIANY Design Awards, Tata Consultancy Services, Banyan Park. Image © Michael Moran
Tata Consultancy Services, Banyan Park. Image © Michael Moran

The New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has presented 27 projects with 2019 Design Awards. AIANY announced the results after two days of deliberations by a a jury of independent architects, educators, critics, and planners. For each of the five categories, winning projects were granted either an “Honor” or “Merit” award, and were chosen for their design quality, innovation and technique.

Princeton University Embodied Computation Laboratory. Image © Pablo Marvel Tanderrum Bridge. Image © Kristoffer Paulson Oculi House. Image © Michael Moran Cornell Tech Tata Innovation Center. Image © Albert Vecerka + 28

Apple Store, Upper East Side / Bohlin Cywinksi Jackson

09:00 - 19 January, 2019
Apple Store, Upper East Side / Bohlin Cywinksi Jackson, © Peter Aaron
© Peter Aaron

© Peter Aaron © Peter Aaron © Peter Aaron © Peter Aaron + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    New York, United States
  • Architects in Charge

    Karl Backus, David Andreini, Brigham Keehner
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

7 Architects Who Weren't Afraid to Use Color

06:00 - 19 January, 2019
7 Architects Who Weren't Afraid to Use Color, La Muralla Roja. Image © Gregori Civera
La Muralla Roja. Image © Gregori Civera

Interior of Casa Gilardi. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ACasa_Liraldi_Luis_Barrag%C3%A1n.JPG'> Wikimedia user Ulises00</a> licensed under <a href=' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain'>Public Domain</a> Casa Batlló. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Barcelona_Casa_Batll%C3%B3_DachterrasseKamine.jpg'>Wikimedia user M.Stallbaum</a> licensed under <a href='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain'>Public Domain</a> St. Coletta School / Michael Graves. Image Courtesy of Michael Graves Café l'Aubette. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Strasbourg_Cin%C3%A9_Bal_de_l%27Aubette_janvier_2014-17.jpg'>Wikimedia user Claude Truong-Ngoc</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a> + 22

Some architects love color, some are unmoved by it, some hate it, and some love to dismiss it as too whimsical or non-serious for architecture. In an essay on the subject, Timothy Brittain-Catlin mentions the “innate puritanism among clients of architecture,” architects and their “embarrassment of confronting color,” and how “Modernism tried to ‘educate out’ bright colors.” So, while the debate on color in architecture is far from being a new one, it is not finished, and probably never will be.

In today’s world where the exhausted stereotype of the no-nonsense architect clad in black still persists, and while we quietly mull over the strange pull of the Cosmic Latte, there are some architects who haven’t been afraid of using broad swathes of color in their work at all. Read on for a list of 7 such exemplary architects both from the past and the present.

A New Life for a Little Tower / studio aledolci&co

05:00 - 19 January, 2019
A New Life for a Little Tower / studio aledolci&co, © Martina Mambrin
© Martina Mambrin

© Martina Mambrin © Martina Mambrin © Martina Mambrin © Martina Mambrin + 18

Spotlight: Thom Mayne

03:30 - 19 January, 2019
Spotlight: Thom Mayne, Emerson College Los Angeles. Image © Iwan Baan
Emerson College Los Angeles. Image © Iwan Baan

The principal architect of LA firm Morphosis, Thom Mayne (born January 19, 1944) was the recipient of the 2005 Pritzker Prize and the 2013 AIA Gold Medal, and is known for his experimental architectural forms, often applying them to significant institutional buildings such as the New York's Cooper Union building, the Emerson College in Los Angeles and the Caltrans District 7 Headquarters.

Emerson College Los Angeles. Image © Iwan Baan Perot Museum. Image © Iwan Baan Cooper Union Building. Image © Iwan Baan Bill & Melinda Gates Hall. Image © Roland Halbe + 16

The Central Axis of the New Multimodal Hub in Nice Grand Arénas / mateoarquitectura

02:00 - 19 January, 2019
The Central Axis of the New Multimodal Hub in Nice Grand Arénas / mateoarquitectura, © Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti

Cortesía de mateoarquitectura © Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Arenas, Nice, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Josep Lluís Mateo
  • Landscape

    Atelier Villes et Paysages
  • Area

    21200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

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