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Museo Jumex / David Chipperfield

10:00 - 11 June, 2015
Museo Jumex / David Chipperfield, © Simon Menges
© Simon Menges

© Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Museo Jumex, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303, Ampliacion Granada, 11529 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    David Chipperfield
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Matter Design's "Helix" Stair Takes Concrete to the Next Level

18:00 - 10 June, 2015
 Matter Design's "Helix" Stair Takes Concrete to the Next Level, Courtesy of Matter Design
Courtesy of Matter Design

Exhibited at the BSA Space as part of the Boston Design Biennial in 2013, Matter Design's Helix is a concrete spiral staircase that is full of surprises. Chief among these is its size - the stair was built at half-size to address the practical issues of weight, liability and access - but more important are the details of its assembly. While the steps of most spiral staircases are supported from either the stair's perimeter or a central column, Helix transfers loads directly through the steps below to its base which, rather than resting on the floor as it appears, is in fact suspended from a beam in the ceiling.

Exploded diagram of the casting process. Image Courtesy of Matter Design Diagram of the assembly. Image Courtesy of Matter Design Courtesy of Matter Design Courtesy of Matter Design + 17

Alpine Barn Apartment / OFIS Architects

10:00 - 10 June, 2015
Alpine Barn Apartment / OFIS Architects, © Tomaz Gregoric
© Tomaz Gregoric

© Tomaz Gregoric © Tomaz Gregoric © Tomaz Gregoric © Tomaz Gregoric + 57

  • Architects

  • Location

    Municipality of Bohinj, Slovenia
  • Category

  • Project Team

    Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Andrej Gregoric, Janez Martincic, Michele Albonetti, Maria Della Mea, Tomaž Cirkvencic, Pawel Nikkiel, Gözde Okyay, Maria Rosaria Ritonnaro, Ralea Toma Ioan Catalin, Grega Valencic, Vlad Popa, Tanja Veselic, Jade Manbodh, Roberta Costa
  • Area

    120.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Chinmaya Mission Austin / Miró Rivera Architects

08:00 - 10 June, 2015
Chinmaya Mission Austin / Miró Rivera Architects, © Paul Finkel | Piston Design
© Paul Finkel | Piston Design

© Paul Finkel | Piston Design © Paul Finkel | Piston Design © Paul Finkel | Piston Design © Paul Finkel | Piston Design + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Austin, TX, USA
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Juan Miró, FAIA LEED AP Miguel Rivera, FAIA LEED AP
  • Project Manager

    Ken Jones, AIA LEED AP
  • Team Members

    Spencer Cook,
Bud Franck, Matthew Helveston, Michael Hsu,
Shane Pavonetti, Edward Richardson
  • Area

    4185.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

2015 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards Honor Housing Projects

08:00 - 4 June, 2015
2015 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards Honor Housing Projects, Step Up / Brooks + Scarpa. Image © John Edward Linden
Step Up / Brooks + Scarpa. Image © John Edward Linden

The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Housing Knowledge Community, together with the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has announced two selections for the 2015 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards, which recognize innovative housing projects with excellence in design. This year's projects were selected in the Excellence in Affordable Housing Design and Creating Community Connection categories.

The Excellence in Affordable Housing Design Award was awarded to Brooks + Scarpa for their Step Up project in Santa Monica, California, which embodies the award’s recognition of “architecture that demonstrates overall excellent design responses to the needs and constraints of affordable housing."

Gossens Bachman Architects was announced as the winner of the Creating Community Connection Award for their Co-op Plaza Redevelopment in Brattleboro, Vermont. This award “recognizes projects that incorporate housing within other community amenities for the purposes of either revitalization or planned growth.”

More about the winners, after the break…

DH Triangle School / NAMELESS Architecture

20:00 - 3 June, 2015
DH Triangle School  / NAMELESS Architecture, © Sun Namgoong
© Sun Namgoong

© Sun Namgoong © Sun Namgoong © Sun Namgoong © Sun Namgoong + 47

  • Architects

  • Location

    Donong-dong, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Unchung Na, Sorae Yoo
  • Area

    2628.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

FBI South Florida Headquarters / Krueck + Sexton Architects

10:00 - 3 June, 2015
FBI South Florida Headquarters / Krueck + Sexton Architects, © Nick Merrick - Hedrich Blessing
© Nick Merrick - Hedrich Blessing

© Nick Merrick - Hedrich Blessing © Nick Merrick - Hedrich Blessing © Nick Merrick - Hedrich Blessing © Nick Merrick - Hedrich Blessing + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    1930 SW 145th Ave, Miramar, FL 33027, United States
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Ron Krueck, FAIA
  • Lead Design Principal

    Mark Sexton, FAIA
  • Project

    Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Building
  • Project Principal

    Tom Jacobs
  • Project Team

    Yugene Cha, Don Semple, AIA, Jennifer Stanovich, Tim Tracey, Laura Fehlberg
  • Area

    375000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

W Barcelona Hotel / Ricardo Bofill

19:00 - 29 May, 2015
W Barcelona Hotel / Ricardo Bofill, © Ricardo Bofill
© Ricardo Bofill

© Ricardo Bofill © Ricardo Bofill © Ricardo Bofill © Ricardo Bofill + 40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Category

  • Project Directors

    Ricardo Bofill & Jean Pierre Carniaux
  • Architectectural Construction director

    José Maria Rocías
  • Area

    42.818 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Montmagny Courthouse / CCM2 Architectes + Groupe A + Roy-Jacques Architectes

17:00 - 29 May, 2015
Montmagny Courthouse / CCM2 Architectes + Groupe A + Roy-Jacques Architectes, © Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau

© Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau + 12

Kahrizak Residential Project / CAAT Studio

01:00 - 25 May, 2015
Kahrizak Residential Project / CAAT Studio, © Parham Taghioff
© Parham Taghioff

© Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kahrizak, Iran
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Mahdi Kamboozia
  • Design Collaborator

    Helena Ghanbari
  • Assistant

    Alireza Movahedi
  • Area

    1660.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Oak Pass Main House / Walker Workshop

09:00 - 21 May, 2015
Oak Pass Main House / Walker Workshop, © Joe Fletcher
© Joe Fletcher

© Joe Fletcher         © Joe Fletcher         © Joe Fletcher         © Joe Fletcher         + 44

Matmut Atlantique Stadium / Herzog & de Meuron

05:00 - 21 May, 2015
©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cours Jules Ladoumegue, 33300 Bordeaux, France
  • Category

  • Partners

    Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Stefan Marbach (Partner in Charge)
  • Area

    77090.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Francis Vigouroux ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan © Francis Vigouroux + 9

AD Classics: Viipuri Library / Alvar Aalto

07:00 - 18 May, 2015
AD Classics: Viipuri Library / Alvar Aalto, © Denis Esakov
© Denis Esakov

Despite being one of the seminal works of modern Scandinavian architecture, Alvar Aalto’s Viipuri Library languished in relative obscurity for three-quarters of a century until its media breakthrough in late 2014. Its receipt of the World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize for a recent renovation was covered by news outlets around the world, bringing the 1935 building previously unseen levels of attention and scrutiny.

This renaissance is nothing less than extraordinary. Abandoned for over a decade and allowed to fall into complete disrepair, the building was once so forgotten that many believed it had actually been demolished. [1] For decades, architects studied Aalto’s project only in drawings and prewar black-and-white photographs, not knowing whether the original was still standing, and if it was, how it was being used. Its transformation from modern icon to deserted relic to architectural classic is a tale of political intrigue, warfare, and the perseverance of a dedicated few who saved the building from ruin.

© Denis Esakov © Denis Esakov © Denis Esakov © Denis Esakov + 44

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Reveals Concept Designs For US Olympic Museum

11:00 - 15 May, 2015
Diller Scofidio + Renfro Reveals Concept Designs For US Olympic Museum, Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Diller Scofidio + Renfro has released the first images of their design for the US Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs, close to the United States Olympic Committee headquarters. The firm was selected last October, collaborating with Denver practice to design the $60 million museum which will host a hall of fame, a theater, and a 20,000-square-foot exhibit hall and retail space to showcase the history of the Olympic and Paralympic games.

4 Ways Cold-Climate Cities Can Make The Most Of Their Waterfronts

10:30 - 15 May, 2015
4 Ways Cold-Climate Cities Can Make The Most Of Their Waterfronts, Chaudière Island project in Ottawa. Image © Chris Foyd courtesy of Perkins+Will
Chaudière Island project in Ottawa. Image © Chris Foyd courtesy of Perkins+Will

Urban waterfronts have historically been the center of activity for many cities. They began as economic, transportation and manufacturing hubs, but as most industries changed their shipping patterns and consolidated port facilities, many industrial waterfronts became obsolete. In Europe, smaller historic ports were easily converted to be reused for leisure activities. However, in North America, where the ports were larger, it was more difficult to convert the waterfronts due to logistical and contamination issues.

Over the past 40 years or so, architects and urban planners have started to recognize the redevelopment potential for waterfronts across the United States and Canada, and the impact they can have on the financial and social success of cities. Though cold-climate cities pose a unique challenge for waterfront development, with effective planning waterfront cities with freezing winter months can still take advantage of the spaces year-round.

Chaudière Island project in Ottawa. Image © Chris Foyd courtesy of Perkins+Will Lower Yonge project in Toronto. Image © Chris Foyd courtesy of Perkins+Will Solar study for Lower Yonge project in Toronto. Image © Chris Foyd courtesy of Perkins+Will Lower Yonge project in Toronto. Image © Chris Foyd courtesy of Perkins+Will + 11

Zaha Hadid Unveils Community-Oriented Housing Project In Monterrey

12:00 - 14 May, 2015
Zaha Hadid Unveils Community-Oriented Housing Project In Monterrey, © Zaha Hadid Architects
© Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects have unveiled their first project in Mexico, a residential development in Monterrey. The country's third-largest city, Monterrey is a rapidly growing and increasingly important manufacturing and technology center. The project, named "Esfera City Center," is located to the southeast of Monterrey in the Huajuco Canyon, where it will provide crucial homes in a rapidly expanding part of the city.

Consisting of 981 units from single-person lofts to four-bedroom apartments totaling 137,000 square meters, the design rejects the original brief from the client which called for 12 residential towers, instead opting for a series of long, low-rise blocks which surround a public park, bringing a community focus to the design.

More images and information about the Esfera City Center project after the break.

© Zaha Hadid Architects © Zaha Hadid Architects © Zaha Hadid Architects © Zaha Hadid Architects + 9

Vietnam Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / VTN Architects

21:00 - 13 May, 2015
Vietnam Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / VTN Architects, © PHOTOGRAPHERS4EXPO – Saverio Lombardi Vallauri
© PHOTOGRAPHERS4EXPO – Saverio Lombardi Vallauri

© PHOTOGRAPHERS4EXPO – Saverio Lombardi Vallauri © PHOTOGRAPHERS4EXPO – Saverio Lombardi Vallauri © PHOTOGRAPHERS4EXPO – Saverio Lombardi Vallauri © PHOTOGRAPHERS4EXPO – Saverio Lombardi Vallauri + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Giorgio Stephenson, 107, 20157 Milano, Italy
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Vo Trong Nghia
  • Associate Architect

    Takashi Niwa
  • Design Team

    Marek Obtulovic, Nguyen Viet Hung, Nguyen Ba Tuong, Raffaello Rosselli, Dau Nhat Quang, Hoang Quoc Bao
  • Area

    571.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

The Whitney Museum of American Art at Gansevoort / Renzo Piano Building Workshop + Cooper Robertson

08:00 - 13 May, 2015
The Whitney Museum of American Art at Gansevoort / Renzo Piano Building Workshop  + Cooper Robertson, © Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux

© Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Timothy Schenck + 36