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Barangaroo House / Collins and Turner

17:00 - 8 August, 2018
Barangaroo House / Collins and Turner, © Rory Gardiner
© Rory Gardiner

© Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner + 29

Shortlist Announced for RIBA’s 2018 Stephen Lawrence Prize

06:00 - 6 August, 2018
Old Shed New House, Yorkshire / Tonkin Liu. Image © Greg Storrar
Old Shed New House, Yorkshire / Tonkin Liu. Image © Greg Storrar

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the 2018 shortlist for the Stephen Lawrence Prize, an architecture award set up in memory of a young aspiring architect who was tragically murdered in 1993. Supported and founded by the Marco Goldschmied Foundation, the bursary has been increased this year from £5,000 to £25,000 to mark the 25th year since Stephen’s death. The prize is intended to encourage fresh architectural talent and reward the best examples of projects that have a construction budget of less than £1 million.

Stephen Lawrence Prize founder Marco Goldschmied said: “We have once again been astounded by the skill, ingenuity and determination shown in each project. The shortlist ranges from new and converted housing to a moving memorial, from education to hospitality. Each project has produced outstanding architecture fit for such a long-standing award.”

The winner of the 2018 Stephen Lawrence Prize will be announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize party on 10 October at the Roundhouse in Camden, London.

Below are the shortlisted projects:

Belvue School Woodland Classrooms, London / Studio Weave Ltd. Image © Jim Stephenson Five Acre Barn, Suffolk / Blee Halligan. Image © Sarah Blee Red House, London / 31/44 Architects. Image © Rory Gardiner Dartmouth Park House, London / AY Architects. Image © Anthony Boulanger + 31

Repair: Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018

14:00 - 4 August, 2018
Repair: Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018, © Rory Gardiner
© Rory Gardiner

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage, we present the completed Australian Pavilion. To read the initial proposal, refer to our previously published post, "Australian Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Explore Architecture's Relation to Endangered Plants."

The theme for the Australian Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale is Repair. Created by Baracco+Wright Architects in collaboration with Linda Tegg, it consists of a living installation, Grasslands Repair, that presents more than 60 species of Western Plains Grasslands plants from South East Australia. By covering the ground of the pavilion with these plants, it explores the relationship between architecture and the natural environment, especially in regards to the ecologically sensitive landscape of Australia and the cultural importance of the land for the Indigenous people. 

© Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner + 6

Villa Waalre / Russell Jones

02:00 - 30 July, 2018
Villa Waalre / Russell Jones, © Hélène Binet
© Hélène Binet

© Hélène Binet © Hélène Binet © Hélène Binet © Rory Gardiner + 34

Critical Round-Up: The 2018 Venice Biennale

09:30 - 15 June, 2018
Critical Round-Up: The 2018 Venice Biennale, Vatican Chapel by Javier Corvalán. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
Vatican Chapel by Javier Corvalán. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

The Venice Biennale, one of the most talked about events on the architectural calendar, has opened its doors to architects, designers, and visitors from all around the globe to witness the pavilions and installations that tackle this year’s theme: "Freespace." The curators, Irish architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architectsdescribed the theme as “a focus on architecture’s ability to provide free and additional spatial gifts to those who use it and on its ability to address the unspoken wishes of strangers, providing the opportunity to emphasize nature’s free gifts of light—sunlight and moonlight, air, gravity, materials—natural and man-made resources.” As the exhibition launched at the end of May, the architecture world rushed to Venice to be immersed in what the Biennale has to offer. But while the 2018 Biennale undoubtedly had its admirers, not everyone was impressed.  

Read on to find out what the critics had to say on this year’s Venice Biennale.

German Pavilion . Image © Jan Bitter Australia Pavilion. Image © Rory Gardiner Vatican Chapel by Teronobu Fujimori. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu Philip Yuan's "Cloud Village" installation at the Chinese Pavilion. Image © Lim Zhang + 14

Rammed Earth Construction: 15 Exemplary Projects

12:00 - 13 May, 2018
© Nic Lehoux Photography
© Nic Lehoux Photography

© Iwan Baan © Stefan Müller © Norman Müller © Filip Dujardin + 19

This week, we're highlighting a selection of the best images of projects built using rammed earth. These 15 works show the attractive aesthetic finish created by the superposition of multiple layers of compressed soil. Despite having been neglected as a construction technique for years, this type of construction is now experiencing a renaissance in architecture. Read on for a selection of images from prominent photographers such as Filip DujardinJoão Morgado, and Nic Lehoux

Mexican Houses That Show the Many Ways to Use Bricks

12:00 - 6 May, 2018
Mexican Houses That Show the Many Ways to Use Bricks, © Patrick Lopez
© Patrick Lopez

© Carlos Berdejo Mandujano © César Béjar © Ricardo Rodríguez Cortesía de Ariel Valenzuela + Diego Ledesma + 12

This week we present a selection of the best images of brick houses published on our site. These 11 Mexican projects reveal the diversity of expression that architects in the country have achieved through creative arrangements of the brick modules. read on for a selection of images from prominent photographers such as Carlos Berdejo MandujanoOnnis Luque, and Patrick Lopez.

LL328 House / CDM Casas de México

11:00 - 3 May, 2018
LL328 House / CDM Casas de México, © Rory Gardiner
© Rory Gardiner

© Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zapopan, Mexico
  • Architects in charge

    Javier Dueñas y Jaime de Obeso
  • Architecture and Construction Team

    Delfino Lozano, Daniel Villalba, Isaac Mora, Ernesto Godínez, Rodrigo Carreón
  • Area

    684.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Rory Gardiner

Washington Avenue Townhouses / Pandolfini Architects

20:00 - 8 April, 2018
Washington Avenue Townhouses / Pandolfini Architects, © Rory Gardiner
© Rory Gardiner

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell + 15

Argyle Street Apartments / Pandolfini Architects

20:00 - 7 April, 2018
Argyle Street Apartments / Pandolfini Architects, © Rory Gardiner
© Rory Gardiner

© Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Dominic Pandolfini
  • Builder

    Duo Built
  • Area

    240.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

6 Materials That Age Beautifully

09:30 - 26 March, 2018
6 Materials That Age Beautifully, © Rory Gardiner
© Rory Gardiner

Often as architects we neglect how the buildings we design will develop once we hand them over to the elements. We spend so much time understanding how people will use the building that we may forget how it will be used and battered by the weather. It is an inevitable and uncertain process that raises the question of when is a building actually complete; when the final piece of furniture is moved in, when the final roof tile is placed or when it has spent years out in the open letting nature take its course?

Rather than detracting from the building, natural forces can add to the material’s integrity, softening its stark, characterless initial appearance. This continuation of the building process is an important one to consider in order to create a structure that will only grow in beauty over time. To help you achieve an ever-growing building, we have collated six different materials below that age with grace.

Los Terrenos / Tatiana Bilbao

11:00 - 13 February, 2018
Los Terrenos / Tatiana Bilbao, © Rory Gardiner
© Rory Gardiner

© Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Pedro Garza García, Mexico
  • Design Team

    Paola Toriz, Sofía Betancur, Roberto Rosales, Enrique Silva, José Amozurrutia
  • Area

    480.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Elfort Road House / Amos Goldreich Architecture

05:00 - 23 January, 2018
Elfort Road House  / Amos Goldreich Architecture, © Rory Gardiner
© Rory Gardiner

© Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner + 31

Tatiana Bilbao: “Architecture Should Benefit Every Single Human Being on This Planet”

09:30 - 12 January, 2018
Tatiana Bilbao: “Architecture Should Benefit Every Single Human Being on This Planet”, House in Ajijic, Jalostitlán, Mexico, 2010. Image © Iwan Baan
House in Ajijic, Jalostitlán, Mexico, 2010. Image © Iwan Baan

As part of a generation of designers that have, in recent years, put Mexico on the map, Tatiana Bilbao is an architect that is increasingly part of the profession’s global consciousness. But, while some Mexican architects have made their mark with spectacular architecture following the international trend of “iconic” architecture, Bilbao opted instead for a more people-focused approach. In this interview, the latest in Vladimir Belogolovsky’s “City of Ideas” series, Bilbao explains how she got into this type of community-building architecture, her thoughts on architectural form, and her ambitions for the future.

Vladimir Belogolovsky: The more I talk to architects of your generation or my generation, the more it becomes apparent that architecture has absolutely no boundaries. In other words, architecture is not just about buildings. More and more, architecture is about building communities.

Tatiana Bilbao: Absolutely. For me, that is the most important part of architecture. Architecture is not about building a building; architecture is about building a community.

Housing in Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, 2015. Image © Jaime Navarro Bioinnova, Culiacán Rosales, Mexico, 2012. Image © Iwan Baan House in Ajijic, Jalostitlán, Mexico, 2010. Image © Iwan Baan Casa Ventura, San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico, 2011. Image © Rory Gardiner + 20

Port Melbourne House / Pandolfini Architects

19:00 - 28 November, 2017
Port Melbourne House / Pandolfini Architects, © Rory Gardiner
© Rory Gardiner

© Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner + 26

Entrepinos Housing / Taller Hector Barroso

09:00 - 28 November, 2017
Entrepinos Housing / Taller Hector Barroso, © Rory Gardiner
© Rory Gardiner

© Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Valle de Bravo, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Hector Barroso Riba
  • Design Team

    Vianney Watine, Thalia Bolio, Diego Ramirez
  • Area

    1700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Tatiana Bilbao: Creating Spaces with Relevance Means "Enhancing Someone's Life"

09:30 - 25 November, 2017

In the second film from this year's series of PLANE—SITE's Time-Space-Existence videos, Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao shares her philosophy of how architecture should be designed with the user’s experience in mind, rather than for standalone aesthetic qualities. In the video she discusses how architects should to some extent let go of their artistic intentions for a more practical approach to serve the needs of people, discussing how architecture has become detached from its key purpose over the last fifty years due to the influence of capitalism.

© Rory Gardiner © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro + 12

dRMM's Hastings Pier Wins 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize

17:01 - 31 October, 2017
dRMM's Hastings Pier Wins 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize, Hastings Pier / dRMM. Image © Francesco Montaguti
Hastings Pier / dRMM. Image © Francesco Montaguti

London-based architects dRMM have been announced as the winners of the 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize for their renovation of Hastings Pier, beating out a shortlist including projects by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners; Baynes and Mitchell Architects; Reiach & Hall Architects and Michael Laird Architects; Groupwork + Amin Taha; and 6a architects.

"Hastings Pier is a masterpiece in regeneration and inspiration. The architects and local community have transformed a neglected wreck into a stunning, flexible new pier to delight and inspire visitors and local people alike," said RIBA President and Stirling Prize jury chair Ben Derbyshire.

Hastings Pier / dRMM. Image © Alex de Rijke Hastings Pier / dRMM. Image © Alex de Rijke Hastings Pier / dRMM. Image © James Robertshaw Hastings Pier / dRMM. Image © Alex de Rijke + 12