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Tower D2 / Anthony Bechu Tom Sheehan Architects

14:00 - 30 July, 2015
Tower D2 / Anthony Bechu Tom Sheehan Architects, © Mathieu Ducros
© Mathieu Ducros

© Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros + 12

Elephant House Zoo Zürich / Markus Schietsch Architekten

02:00 - 27 July, 2015
Elephant House Zoo Zürich / Markus Schietsch Architekten, © Andreas Buschmann
© Andreas Buschmann

© Andreas Buschmann © Andreas Buschmann © Andreas Buschmann © Andreas Buschmann + 14

Sports Hall in Poznan / Neostudio Architekci

01:00 - 26 July, 2015
Sports Hall in Poznan / Neostudio Architekci, Courtesy of Neostudio Architekci
Courtesy of Neostudio Architekci

Courtesy of Neostudio Architekci Courtesy of Neostudio Architekci Courtesy of Neostudio Architekci Courtesy of Neostudio Architekci + 40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Poznań, Poland
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Bartosz Jarosz, Pawel Swierkowski, Agata Dziemianczyk, Miroslaw Wojcieszak, Bartosz Wojciechowski, Maciej Witczak, Agata Superczynska.
  • Area

    2098.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013

Pontoise Housing / PLAN 01

09:00 - 22 July, 2015
Pontoise Housing / PLAN 01, © Frédéric Delangle
© Frédéric Delangle

© Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle Courtesy of PLAN01 + 17

Alejandro Aravena Appointed Director of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

08:45 - 18 July, 2015
Alejandro Aravena Appointed Director of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale , Alejandro Aravena. Image © Cristóbal Palma, Courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia
Alejandro Aravena. Image © Cristóbal Palma, Courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia

Today, in Venice, the Board of la Biennale di Venezia named Chilean architect and Pritzker jury member Alejandro Aravena as the Director of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition. Held bi-annually in the capital city of Italy's Veneto region, the 2016 edition of the Biennale will take place from May 28 - November 27, 2016.

Citing the increasing popularity and success of the previous Architecture Biennales, chairman Paolo Baratta confirmed, "after many years in which the Architecture Biennale has continued to grow, we may now consolidate the decision to make it last six months, given the steady increment in the attendance of architecture schools from all over the world who come to participate in the Biennale Sessions project, and have made the Architecture Biennale a pilgrimage destination for students and teachers from the universities of many countries, from the United States to China.”

Inner City Warehouse / Allen Jack+Cottier

20:00 - 17 July, 2015
Inner City Warehouse / Allen Jack+Cottier, © Castle+Beatty
© Castle+Beatty

© Castle+Beatty © Castle+Beatty © Castle+Beatty © Castle+Beatty + 32

Orama Residence / Smart Design Studio

16:00 - 16 July, 2015
Orama Residence / Smart Design Studio, © Sharrin Rees
© Sharrin Rees

© Sharrin Rees © Sharrin Rees © Sharrin Rees © Sharrin Rees + 29

Enter Now: AR Emerging Architecture Awards

13:30 - 16 July, 2015
Enter Now: AR Emerging Architecture Awards, AR Emerging Architecture Award Winner of 2014. Image © Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo
AR Emerging Architecture Award Winner of 2014. Image © Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo

Now in their 17th year, the AR Emerging Architecture Awards are one of the world's most popular and prestigious prize for up-and-coming architects, giving emerging practices invaluable impetus on their trajectory to wider recognition and success. Previous winners of the Awards have included Sou Fujimoto (Japan), Thomas Heatherwick (UK), Sean Godsell (Australia), Jurgen Mayer H. (Germany) and Li Xiaodong (China).

The AR Emerging Architecture Awards, with a £10,000 prize fund, celebrate excellence in completed work. Entries can be made across a very broad spectrum of project types. Buildings, interiors, landscaping, refurbishment, urban projects, temporary installations, furniture and product designs are all eligible. Jury members, including David Adjaye, OBE, Odile DecqPeter Cook will review each submitted project. The deadline for entries is September 11. Submit you work, here

"Hang Out" In These Extraordinary Peruvian Sky Pods

12:39 - 14 July, 2015
"Hang Out" In These Extraordinary Peruvian Sky Pods, via Huffington Post
via Huffington Post

Adventure seekers have yet another reason to visit the Peruvian Andes; Peru-based tour company Natura Vive is now offering a luxurious night's stay 400-feet above the Inca Empire in these glass sky pods. Visitors can access the "Skylodge" by scrabbling up the mountainside. After staying the night, and indulging in some fine dining on top their 192-square-feet room, visitors return Peru's famed Sacred Valley via a series of (terrifying) zip lines.

The Most Successful US Firms of 2014 are...

14:08 - 13 July, 2015
The Most Successful US Firms of 2014 are..., Metropolis; Los Angeles / Gensler. Image © Greenland, USA
Metropolis; Los Angeles / Gensler. Image © Greenland, USA

Architectural Record has named the "Top 300 Architecture Firms" in the United States, ranking the nation's most successful practices based on their architectural revenue from 2014. Gensler, whose annual revenue surpassed one billion USD, maintained the lead for the fourth consecutive year. The firm's recent commissions, such as Los Angeles' Metropolis, help them set new records for revenue. AECOM, who came in second, also recorded significant growth - both internationally and domestically.

The top 25 firms are...

"Baby Rems" and the Small World of Architecture Internships

09:30 - 9 July, 2015
"Baby Rems" and the Small World of Architecture Internships, Bjarke Ingels worked on the Seattle Central Library during his time at OMA. Image Courtesy OMA
Bjarke Ingels worked on the Seattle Central Library during his time at OMA. Image Courtesy OMA

The world of architecture is small. So small in fact, that Rem Koolhaas has been credited with the creation of over forty practices worldwide, led by the likes of Zaha Hadid and Bjarke Ingels. Dubbed “Baby Rems” by Metropolis Magazine, this Koolhaas effect is hardly an isolated pattern, with manifestations far beyond the walls of OMA. The phenomenon has dominated the world of architecture, assisted by the prevalence and increasing necessity of internships for burgeoning architects.

In a recent article for Curbed, Patrick Sisson dug into the storied history of internships to uncover some unexpected connections between the world's most prolific architects. With the help of Sisson's list, we've compiled a record of the humble beginnings of the household names of architecture. Where did Frank Gehry get his start? Find out after the break.

Renzo Piano's pavilion at Louis Kahn's Kimbell Art Museum. Image © Robert Laprelle Jeanne Gang worked on OMA's Maison Bordeaux. Image © Hans Werlemann, courtesy OMA Mies van der Rohe worked on Behren's AEG Turbine Factory. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>. Image © Flickr CC user Joseph The Guaranty Building in Buffalo, New York by Louis Sullivan. Image Courtesy of Jack E. Boucher + 8

Yunnan Museum / Rocco Design Architects

20:00 - 6 July, 2015
Yunnan Museum / Rocco Design Architects, © WENMING CHU - Rocco Design Limited
© WENMING CHU - Rocco Design Limited

© WENMING CHU - Rocco Design Limited © WENMING CHU - Rocco Design Limited © WENMING CHU - Rocco Design Limited © WENMING CHU - Rocco Design Limited + 36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yunnan Museum, 118 Wu Yi Lu, Wuhua Qu, Kunming Shi, Yunnan Sheng, China, 650021
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Rocco Yim, William Tam, Derrick Tsang, Martin Fung, Lucia Cheung, Ricky Wang, Gilles Chan, Benjamin Chan, Seah Li, Janes Liang
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Kaveh House Renovation in Tehran / Pargar Architecture and Design Studio

02:00 - 4 July, 2015
Kaveh House Renovation in Tehran / Pargar Architecture and Design Studio, © Hossein Farahani
© Hossein Farahani

© Mehrdad Emrani © Mehrdad Emrani © Mehrdad Emrani © Hossein Farahani + 22

BIG Office Building to Break Ground at Philadelphia's Navy Yard

14:00 - 30 June, 2015
BIG Office Building to Break Ground at Philadelphia's Navy Yard, via Philadelphia Inquirer
via Philadelphia Inquirer

Construction is slated to begin next week on a $35 million office building designed by BIG at Philadelphia's Navy Yard. As the Philadelphia Inquirer reports, Liberty Property Trust will break ground Tuesday on the 94,000-square-foot office building at a site adjacent to a five-acre park designed by James Corner Field Operations. The project will be Liberty's fourteenth development at Navy Yards - a 1200-acre office park sited on a World War II Navy shipyard.

EKKLESÍA / pinktruder

13:00 - 24 June, 2015
EKKLESÍA / pinktruder, © Noel Arraiz
© Noel Arraiz

© Noel Arraiz   © Noel Arraiz   © Noel Arraiz   © Noel Arraiz   + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Miguel Arraiz García / David Moreno Terrón
  • Area

    144.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Casa-Port Railway Station / AREP + Groupe3 Architectes

09:00 - 24 June, 2015
Casa-Port Railway Station / AREP + Groupe3 Architectes, © Didier Boy de La Tour
© Didier Boy de La Tour

© Didier Boy de La Tour © Didier Boy de La Tour © Didier Boy de La Tour © Didier Boy de La Tour + 29

Images Released of Beyer Blinder Belle-Designed U.S. Diplomacy Center

18:00 - 23 June, 2015
Images Released of Beyer Blinder Belle-Designed U.S. Diplomacy Center, © U.S. Diplomacy Center
© U.S. Diplomacy Center

The Washington Post has published renderings of the new U.S. Diplomacy Center currently under construction at the State Department in Washington DC. "A shimmering pavilion," as architecture critic Philip Kennicott describes, the new center will serve as a welcoming public entrance to the Department of State's headquarters and be the nation's first museum and education center devoted entirely to the "history, practice and challenges of US Diplomacy.

Designed by architect Hany Hassan of Beyer Blinder Belle, the glass pavilion will house a museum and an underground cafe, bookstore and event space, providing a new destination just two blocks from the National Mall.

Montforthaus In Feldkirch / Hascher Jehle Architektur + mitiska wäger architekten

05:00 - 23 June, 2015
Montforthaus In Feldkirch / Hascher Jehle Architektur + mitiska wäger architekten, © Svenja Bockhop
© Svenja Bockhop

© Svenja Bockhop © Svenja Bockhop © Svenja Bockhop © Svenja Bockhop + 20