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Women in Architecture Photography: 12 Names to Know

05:00 - 12 February, 2019
Women in Architecture Photography: 12 Names to Know, © Leana Cagnotto
© Leana Cagnotto

In many parts of the world, more women have architectural degrees than men. However, this fact hasn’t translated past university into the working world as women continue to be underrepresented across nearly all levels of practice.

The conversation regarding women in architecture gained tremendous traction back in 2013 with the petition for Denise Scott Brown to be recognized as the 1991 Pritzker Prize winner, alongside her husband and the consequent rejection of that request by Pritzker. The Architectural Review and Architect's Journal have, since 2015, jointly presented awards to the exceptional female practitioners as part of their Women in Architecture Awards program. The swelling of these movements have helped to promote not only the role but also the recognition of women in architecture.

Playground Prototype / AEscala

11:30 - 23 January, 2019
Playground Prototype / AEscala, © María González
© María González

© María González © María González © María González © María González + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Diego Silva Henríquez 1107, Recoleta, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Category

  • Design team

  • AEscala Architects

    Danae Santibáñez, José Tomás Franco
  • AEscala Philosopher and Educator

    María Jesús Montecinos
  • AEscala Psychologist

    Lucas Sánchez
  • Financing

  • Area

    38.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photography

    María González, José Tomás Franco, Courtesy of Danae Santibáñez

Puerto de Palos House / jfs arquitecto

14:00 - 9 January, 2019
Puerto de Palos House / jfs arquitecto, © Maria Gonzalez
© Maria Gonzalez

© Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Las Condes, Chile
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Javier Fuenzalida Salazar
  • Construction and Structural calculation

    Bas ingeniería y construcción spa
  • Area

    2475.7 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Hussein Bin Talal Park / Strelka Architects + Strelka KB + Snøhetta

02:00 - 8 December, 2018
Hussein Bin Talal Park / Strelka Architects + Strelka KB + Snøhetta, © Strelka KB
© Strelka KB

© Strelka KB © Strelka KB © Strelka KB © Strelka KB + 35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Grozni, Chechenia, Russia
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Strelka KB: Khamid Taytsenov, Musa Bersunkaev, Ivan Selednikov, Artur Makarov, Alisa Ermolaeva. Snøhetta: Robert Greenwood, Anne Camilla A. Auestad, Henry Stephens. Landscape Design: Anna Andreeva/Alphabet City
  • Area

    630000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Why Soviet Architecture Isn’t Russia's Answer

12:00 - 2 December, 2018
Why Soviet Architecture Isn’t Russia's Answer, © Arseniy Kotov / Shutterstock
© Arseniy Kotov / Shutterstock

Since the end of World War II, Russia’s cities have grown in a Modern Soviet style.  This prolonged use and application of the principles of architecture’s modern movement heavily affected the country’s development and urban expansion. But now,  the new generations of architecture professionals are seeking to make a change.

Vezelka Embankment in Belgorod / Strelka KB + Strelka Architects

02:00 - 18 November, 2018
Vezelka Embankment in Belgorod / Strelka KB + Strelka Architects, © Maria Gonzalez
© Maria Gonzalez

© Maria Gonzalez © Strelka KB © Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bélgorod, Óblast de Bélgorod, Russia
  • Category

  • Lead Architects Strelka Architects

    Dasha Paramonova, Jezi Stankevic, Olga Deribas, Ekaterina Korchagina, Ariana Melkonyan, Alisa Ermolaeva, Sofia Akimenko, Kristina Shleverda
  • Collaborators

    Belgorodoblproyekt
  • Area

    133000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

The Faded Pastel Facades of Russia

12:00 - 28 October, 2018
© Maria Gonzalez
© Maria Gonzalez

© Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez + 21

During our past trips to Russia - in cities such as Moscow, Kaliningrad, Belgorod and even Grozny, the capital of the Chechen Republic - we documented the subtle pastel exteriors found in several cities around the world’s largest country. From neoclassical, to modernist and brutalist buildings, to public spaces and urban intra-structures such as metros, bridges and squares, pastel colors stand out as an essential, cohesive part of Russian identity. See a small selection of pastel-colored urban images below.

Khokhlovskaya Square / Strelka KB + DJAO-RAKITINE

02:00 - 3 October, 2018
Khokhlovskaya Square / Strelka KB + DJAO-RAKITINE, © Alexey Nazarov
© Alexey Nazarov

© Alexey Nazarov © Alexey Nazarov © Alexey Nazarov © Alexey Nazarov + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Strelka KB & Djao-Rakitine (Alexandra Sytnikova, Andris Rubenis, Dalia Saffiulina, Gulnara Safarova, Irene Djao-Rakitine, Valmore Rojas, Chun Wing Fok)
  • Other Participants

    Dialog LLC
  • Area

    3850.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

"Making Problems is More Fun; Solving Problems is Too Easy": Liz Diller and Ricardo Scofidio of Diller Scofidio + Renfro

09:30 - 10 September, 2018
"Making Problems is More Fun; Solving Problems is Too Easy": Liz Diller and Ricardo Scofidio of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, © Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow

It is so refreshing to hear the words: “We do everything differently. We think differently. We are still not a part of any system or any group.” In the following excerpt of my recent conversation with Liz Diller and Ric Scofidio at their busy New York studio we discussed conventions that so many architects accept and embrace, and how to tear them apart in order to reinvent architecture yet again. In New York the founding partners of Diller, Scofidio + Renfro have shown us exactly that with their popular High Line park, original redevelopment of the Lincoln Center, sculpture-like Columbia University Medical Center in Washington Heights, and The Shed with its movable “turtle shell” that’s taking shape in the Hudson Yards to address the evolving needs of artists because what art will look like in the future is an open question.

 

Institute of Contemporary Art / Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Image © Iwan Baan Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center / Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Image © Iwan Baan Zaryadye Park / Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Image © Maria Gonzalez The Broad Museum / Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Image © Iwan Baan + 39

22 of the World’s Greatest Architecture Projects Selected by Time Magazine

06:00 - 30 August, 2018
22 of the World’s Greatest Architecture Projects Selected by Time Magazine, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa / Heatherwick Studio. Image © Iwan Baan
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa / Heatherwick Studio. Image © Iwan Baan

Time Magazine’s list of the World’s Greatest Places 2018 celebrates 100 destinations to visit, stay, eat, and drink from around the world. Chosen by Time’s global team of editors and correspondents, the contenders have been evaluated on quality, originality, innovation, sustainability, and influence.

The list features many architectural delights young and old, designed by famous architects past and present. Ranging from a treehouse in Sweden to a soaring art museum in South Africa, the projects are united by their architectural excellence, worthy of exploration by both architects and the general public.

15 Eye-Popping Projects That Don't Apologize For Using Color: Photos of the Week

12:00 - 19 August, 2018
15 Eye-Popping Projects That Don't Apologize For Using Color: Photos of the Week, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

This week, colorful projects are here to steal the show. Few architects have dared to use color in their works, however, when done so the results can be incredible. Here is a selection of 15 images from prominent photographers such as Gregori Civera, Julien Lanoo and Subliminal Image that show us the huge potential of color.

© Nicolas Borel © Luke Hayes © Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal + 16

The House of Soviets: Why Should This Symbolic Work of Soviet Brutalism be Preserved?

10:30 - 1 July, 2018
© Maria Gonzalez
© Maria Gonzalez

© Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez + 20

The House of Soviets is a Russian brutalist building designed by architect Yulian L. Shvartsbreim. Located in the center of Kaliningrad, the building has been abandoned since mid-construction. However, its inhabitants recognize it as the most important urban landmark in their city. They usually refer to the structure as "the face of the robot," since its strange shape conjures images of a robot buried up to its neck, only showing its face.

Winy Maas at Living Environment: "There Are Four Important Points for the Development of Contemporary Housing"

15:30 - 20 May, 2018
Winy Maas at Living Environment: "There Are Four Important Points for the Development of Contemporary Housing", © Maria Gonzalez
© Maria Gonzalez

With a presentation by Dutch architect Winy Maas (MVRDV), the third edition of "Living Environment," organized by Russian Ministry of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities Sector, DOM.RF and Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, was inaugurated today in the city of Kaliningrad, Russia. Also participating on the opening day are Martin Sobota (Holland), Elliot Eisenberg (United States), and Brian Mark Evans (United Kingdom).

A Guide to Santiago's Modern Architecture: 20 Projects You Need to Know About

16:00 - 11 March, 2018
A Guide to Santiago's Modern Architecture: 20 Projects You Need to Know About, Villa Olímpica / Rodolfo Bravo + Jorge Poblete + Ricardo Carvallo + Pablo Hegedus, Julio Mardones + Gonzalo Mardones + Sergio González. Image © María González
Villa Olímpica / Rodolfo Bravo + Jorge Poblete + Ricardo Carvallo + Pablo Hegedus, Julio Mardones + Gonzalo Mardones + Sergio González. Image © María González

The modern movement was a key player in the cultural construction of Chile in the 20th century. Although the first projects came from the private sector, their urban and landscape principles were adopted by the modernizing project of the welfare state that began to be built after the social conflicts that exploded in the 1920s.

During chile's industrialization process, the State's housing construction incorporated concepts such as liveability, and universal access to housing and sanitation, which were put to the test early on in the reconstruction of cities such as Chillán after the 1939 earthquake. As Chile is a country that is familiar with earthquakes, it was necessary to readjust the concepts of the modern movement to national structural requirements, that is, resizing the reinforced concrete sections, which gave them a heavier visual expression than in Brazil or Argentina.

From the daring vision of Sergio Larraín García-Moreno and Jorge Arteaga in the Oberpaur building - the first of the modern movement - to the urban visions of BVCH in the Villa Portales, or the first exercises in height in the upper middle class sectors, the modern movement has left its mark on our society and in our cities. However, only one of the projects presented here is declared a historical monument.

In this edition of the architectural guides, we present you twenty chronologically ordered projects that reflect the evolution of the modern movement in Santiago, Chile.

República Remodelling / Vicente Bruna + Germán Wijnant + Víctor Calvo + Jaime Perelman + Orlando Sepúlveda. Image © María González Villa Olímpica / Rodolfo Bravo + Jorge Poblete + Ricardo Carvallo + Pablo Hegedus, Julio Mardones + Gonzalo Mardones + Sergio González. Image © María González CEPAL / Emilio Duhart. Image © María González Portales Neighbourhood Unit / BVCH. Image © María González + 19

Discover The Red Square Through the Lens of Maria Gonzalez

17:00 - 22 November, 2017
© Maria Gonzalez
© Maria Gonzalez

© Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez + 12

A UNESCO designated World Heritage site, Red Square is the historic center of not only Moscow but Russia’s cultural life. In the 1400’s, this city center was a poor, blighted area until Ivan the Great called on Italian architects to help him build the Kremlin, or fortress. This outdoor urban space is now home to St. Basil’s Cathedral, the State Historical Museum, the GUM Department Store and Vladimir Lenin’s mausoleum. St. Basil’s is one of the most recognizable buildings in Russia due to it’s unique domes, towers, cupolas, spires and arches. Some of the best Russian history and art lives behind the distinctive red brick walls of the State Historical Museum. The GUM Department Store makes Red Square a luxuriant shopping destination. In it’s lifetime, the Square has hosted innumerable speeches, parades, rock concerts and festivals.

Zaryadye Park / Diller Scofidio + Renfro

10:00 - 8 November, 2017
Zaryadye Park / Diller Scofidio + Renfro, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez + 27

Moscow's Zaryadye Park Sees More Than One Million Visitors in Less Than A Month

12:00 - 1 November, 2017
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Moscow welcomed its first new park in 50 years with the opening Zaryadye Park in mid-September. Designed by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Citymakers and Hargreaves Associates, this new public space has been a big draw for Muscovites, with over a million people visiting in the first weeks since its inauguration.

The park has become one of the most important contemporary spaces in Moscow, exhibiting high-quality infrastructure and landscapes, as well as extraordinary views to the Kremlin and the Red Square.

NAVE / Smiljan Radic

09:00 - 16 September, 2015
© Maria Gonzalez
© Maria Gonzalez

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Maria Gonzalez © Nico Saieh + 24

  • Architect

  • Location

    Libertad 410, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Category

  • Collaborators

    Eduardo Castillo, Danilo Lazcano, Patricio Alvarado, Alejandro Luer
  • Structural Engineering

    BYB ingeniería Estructural Ltda.
  • Site Area

    1270 m2
  • Project Area

    2000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs