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  • PennDesign dean + former SOM partner Marilyn Jordan Taylor joins RIBA International Prize Jury

    PennDesign dean + former SOM partner Marilyn Jordan Taylor joins RIBA International Prize Jury

    03 Φεβρουάριος, 2016

    The Royal Institute of British Architects is gearing up for the inaugural RIBA International Prize, which will deem a project as the world's best new building of the year. No need to be British - the prize is open to all architects worldwide. Submissions are due February 9, 2016.

        

  • UNStudio completes their first Belgium-based project, “Le Toison d’Ors”

    UNStudio completes their first Belgium-based project, “Le Toison d’Ors”

    23 Ιανουάριος, 2016

    "Le Toison d'Ors" is UNStudio's first project to be built on Belgian soil. Designed in collaboration with Belgian architecture firm Jaspers-Eyers Architects, the Brussels-based project first began in 2009 and was successfully realized just this month.

    Showing off a distinctive exterior - from the fan-like forms facing the streets to the horizontally oriented facade that face the inner courtyard - the mixed use building consists of 72 residential apartments, 13,000 m2 of commercial space, parking, and a nearly 3,000 m2 elevated city garden.

    UNStudio shared the details of the building right below.

     

        

  • AIA gives 2016 Twenty-Five Year Award to the Monterey Bay Aquarium

    AIA gives 2016 Twenty-Five Year Award to the Monterey Bay Aquarium

    20 Ιανουάριος, 2016

    If you've ever been to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, it's full of memorable sights - from the towering kelp forests inside to clear views of the Pacific Ocean outside. It's a tourist hotspot for anyone visiting the Bay Area.

        

  • Toyo Ito Libraries in Japan and Taiwan

    Toyo Ito Libraries in Japan and Taiwan

    04 Ιανουάριος, 2016

    With the proliferation of digital data, the private laptop has been taking a toll on the public library. But two re­cent buildings by the Pritzker Prize laureate Toyo Ito suggest that the traditional typology is not heading for the archives anytime soon. "In terms of public facilities, the library is actually quite a contemporary building type," says Ito. The Tokyo-based architect's library at the National Taiwan University College of Social Sciences in Taipei and the Gifu Media Cosmos in Gifu City, Japan, are as much communal gathering places, where people interact face-to-face, as places to gather information.

        

  • Sneak peek of 2016 retrospective feat. Toyo Ito, SANAA, Sou Fujimoto, and more at MoMA

    Sneak peek of 2016 retrospective feat. Toyo Ito, SANAA, Sou Fujimoto, and more at MoMA

    31 Δεκέμβριος, 2015

    Clean lines. Natural light. Pristine shades of white. Imagine being able to see the works of some of today's most acclaimed Japanese architects all in one space. Well, MoMA in New York is prepping for such an exhibition called "A Japanese Constellation: Toyo Ito, SANAA, and Beyond" that's opening on March 13, 2016. Mark those calendars!

        

  • More details behind the 3rd-prize Varna Library design by spatial practice

    23 Δεκέμβριος, 2015

    Recently, the Municipality of Varna and the Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria concluded an international competition for the new Library of Varna. The 130-year institution, which boasts over 860,000 items in its collection, has long been spread out in six different buildings throughout the Bulgarian city of Varna. The new building would finally bring the institution under one roof.     

  • Hilton Amsterdam

    21 Δεκέμβριος, 2015

    The giant cubic volume designed by Mecanoo, with its distinctive diagonal pattern and its diamond-shaped windows, is a new landmark in the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol area.With its curved cubic structure, diamond-shaped windows and spacious atrium featuring a 42-metre high glazed roof, the new Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol hotel is an impressive landmark.     

  • “EXTRACTION” to represent Canada in 2016 Venice Biennale

    14 Δεκέμβριος, 2015

    The Canada Council for the Arts recently announced that EXTRACTION was selected as the winner in a national competition to be Canada's national theme for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, opening next May. Back in 2014, Canada left a solid impression with the "Arctic Adaptions: Nunavut at 15" exhibition, which won a Special Mention in National Participation during the awards ceremony.     

  • David Chipperfield appointed as 2016-2017 Rolex Arts Initiative architecture mentor

    09 Δεκέμβριος, 2015

    The new mentors for the 2016-2017 Rolex Arts Initiative were revealed during a recent ceremony in Mexico City that celebrated the conclusion of the 2014-2015 cycle. And among those mentors is David Chipperfield, who was appointed for Architecture.     

  • Tadao Ando and Elyn Zimmerman win 2016 Isamu Noguchi Award

    04 Δεκέμβριος, 2015

    The Noguchi Museum announced today that the one and only Tadao Ando and artist Elyn Zimmerman will receive the 2016 Isamu Noguchi Award. Established in 2014, the Isamu Noguchi Award recognizes individuals whose work embodies the collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and innovative qualities of influential landscape architect and artist Isamu Noguchi.     

  • Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi awarded the 2016 AIA Gold Medal

    03 Δεκέμβριος, 2015

    The American Institute of Architects announced on Twitter today that Denise Scott Brown, along with her husband Robert Venturi, have won the 2016 AIA Gold Medal. Voted on annually, the AIA Gold Medal is regarded as the profession's highest honor. The medal honors an individual's exceptional body of work that has made a lasting impact on architectural practice and theory.     

  • One Airport Square

    01 Δεκέμβριος, 2015

    In this project by Mario Cucinella for a multifunctional building in Accra, Ghana, architecture and engineering, technology and local tradition work together to achieve maximum efficiency, conveying a new concept of ecological beauty.     

  • The Factory

    29 Νοέμβριος, 2015

    The Manchester City Council announced on Wednesday that Rem Koolhaas/OMA will design The Factory, the proposed £110 million (approx. US$166.3 million) Manchester Arts Centre in England. Koolhaas won the commission in an international design competition over fellow starchitects including Zaha Hadid, Mecanoo, Grimshaw Architects, Rafael Viñoly, DS+R, and Haworth Tompkins.     

  • Visiting with Peter Zumthor

    25 Νοέμβριος, 2015

    Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has achieved a difficult thing in the high-ego world of professional architecture. Beyond all the accolades, including the Japan's Premium Imperiale, the Pritzker prize, and the Royal Institute of British Architects' Gold Medal, he has earned near-unanimous respect from his colleagues.     

  • Flashback: Gowanus Urban Field Station by Office of Architecture, an Axis Civitas Honorable Mention

    22 Νοέμβριος, 2015

    Earlier this month, Gowanus by Design's Axis Civitas competition concluded with a fantastic set of urban strategies that would help restore and preserve the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York.     

  • Inside New York's New House of Tile

    18 Νοέμβριος, 2015

    The renovated building-within view of the historic Flatiron Building, Madison Square Park, and the luxury high-rise One Madison-is poised to be a distinct presence. With a revitalized public-facing facade and a boldly backlit, carved-in-stone marquee on the parapet, the building signals status. Yet despite the subtly intimidating natural-stone reception desk, positioned opposite the main entrance, the store intends to serve a diverse clientele.     

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