Articles from 25/04/2014:

Architectural Works
Temporary Dormitories / a.gor.a Architects
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Rodrigo Nino: In Defense of Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding
As both crowdsourcing and crowdfunding gather momentum in the architecture world, they also gather criticism. The crowdsourcing design website Arcbazar, for example, has recently attracted critics [...] Read »
Cliff Top House / Luigi Roselli
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Is There a ‘Perfect’ Density for Cities?
In a compelling  opinion piece on the Guardian , Lloyd Alter argues that our current obsession with increasing the  density  of our cities - mostly by building ever-taller  skyscrapers  - [...] Read »
Z House / Jose Antonio Sosa
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Foster + Partners submits plans for UK's tallest residential tower
News:   Foster + Partners has submitted plans for a 73-storey skyscraper at London's Canary Wharf, which is set to become the tallest residential tower in the UK. (more...) Read »
Pontivy Media Library / Opus 5 architectes
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Framebench: The Online Tool Making Instant “Visual Collaboration” Seamless
Framebench& , an online tool for visual collaboration, seeks to alleviate the digital sharing problems architects and designers commonly face in practice. Aiming to do away with file storage [...] Read »
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Architectural Association students build woodland shelter with a twisting lattice roof
Students from London's Architectural Association have designed and built a lattice-framed shelter for seasoning timber at the school's Dorset campus, using short lengths of wood taken from neighbouring [...] Read »
Exhibition: 2D:3D Barkow Leibinger
Only 5 more days on the exhibition 2D:3D, an installation by Barkow Leibinger at the BDA Berlin Gallery. Covering the wall surfaces of the small gallery space with “tapete” or wallpaper the [...] Read »
Modsim / Yazgan Design Architecture
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Raheen Library at Australian Catholic University / Woods Bagot
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City-County Building Plaza Design Competition
The  City-County Building Plaza Design Competition  is seeking a final conceptual design that would be implemented on an existing 1.94 acre open space on the City-County Building Property also [...] Read »
Université de Provence in Aix-en-Provence Entension / Dietmar Feichtinger Architects
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Humble House / KRIS YAO | ARTECH
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Youth centre extension by Bernd Zimmermann features a facade of wooden shingles
Wooden shingles give a rough texture to the walls of this extension to a youth centre by Bernd Zimmermann – the German architect who recently completed a house clad with mirrors  (+ slideshow). (more...) Read »
ELEMENTAL Proposes Pedestrian Path To Connect Districts of Santiago
ELEMENTAL has given us details on a proposed 14.5 km pedestrian and bike path within Santiago, Chile that will run along the base of San Cristobal Hill and connect the citys many distinct communities. According [...] Read »
DEN-EN Office / AUAU
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Today's archidose #749
Here are some photos of Hamar Kulturhus (2014) in Hamar, Norway, by Tegnestuen Vandkunsten , photographed by Flemming Ibsen .To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just: :: Join [...] Read »
Heatherwick Tapped to Design “Sunken Oasis” in Abu Dhabi
Thomas Heatherwick& has been commissioned to transform a 125,000 square meter park in the heart of Abu Dhabi into a multifunctional “sunken oasis.” Inspired by “fractured desert crust,” [...] Read »
Elderly Care Campus / Areal Architecten
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Black Butte Ranch Lodge Redevelopment \ THA Architecture
Black Butte Ranch, a resort community established more than 40 years ago in a sublime alpine environment near Sisters, Oregon, has approved the first phase redevelopment plan to renew the heart [...] Read »
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Solar Power is Now as Cheap as Buying From the Grid – in Europe
Although solar power's return on investment has been debated endlessly, it now looks like the renewable energy source has finally become as cheap as buying off the grid - at least in some European [...] Read »
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NoXX Apartment \ CM Architecture
NoXX Apartment projected by CM Architecture is located in a narrow dead end in Cihangir, a bohemian historical district of Istanbul, Turkey. Due to the location of the project and the short timing [...] Read »
Tactical Insertion: Friedman's 45-story 740 North Rush revealed (from a distance)
It's the blue one in the center (click images for larger view) We had seen below-the-knees renderings before, but Monday, April 7th, we finally got a look at the rest of the body.  At a public [...] Read »
Rahm Emanuel looks to lure George Lucas museum to Chicago
A short time from now in a neighborhood not far, far away… filmmaker extraordinaire George Lucas may land his art and film museum in Chicago. The move comes after the filmmakers bid to build [...] Read »
Richard Serra is the first artist to receive the President's Medal from the Architectural League of New York
Known for his large-scale sheet-metal sculptures, Richard Serra will be the first artist to receive the President's Medal from the Architectural League of New York . As the highest honor from [...] Read »
Heatherwick Studio’s Plan for Bombay Sapphire Distillery Are Wildly Green
Bombay Sapphire is in the process of converting a historic paper mill into a facility for producing their famous gin. Overseeing this transformation is the ever-busy Heatherwick Studio, which has been [...] Read »
Architecture Students Create Parti Wall Installation over 72-Hour Period
Over the course of the 72 hours, the architectural sensibilities of the nine mentor-led teams emerged, demonstrating the versatility that the nine-square problem previously offered as an abstract [...] Read »
Friday> One Day In LA, an Open Source Investigation of Los Angeles
This Friday hundreds of filmmakers, non-profits, and citizens will take place in One Day In LA, a media creation event compiling videos that investigate the future of the city. The resulting [...] Read »
Product> Trade Secrets: Architects Share Their Product Picks
From Andre Kikoski to Leo Marmol to David Mullman, top architects spill the beans on their favorite products—glazing, surfaces, and finish materials. Lasvit Liquidkristal A molded-glass sheet [...] Read »
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Minale-Maeda’s 3D Printed Connector Can be Downloaded to Make DIY Furniture
Italian-Japanese Studio Minale-Maeda has come up with a little clever design that allows people anywhere in the world to make their own furniture. Their versatile Keystone connectors can be used [...] Read »
Archinect's Employer of the Day - Weekly Round-Up #19
Heads up to all you job seekers and active employers. Here's our weekly batch of employers for Archinect's Employer of the Day . If you've been following the feature on Archinect's Facebook page [...] Read »
Has Manhattan Become Too 'Manhattanized'?
In a city where real estate values are as dizzying as the skyscrapers, the angst over Manhattans changing profile and streetscape is becoming louder. The most recent outcry came over the demolition [...] Read »
Full of Grace
If you watched The September Issue , you know Grace Coddington is a fan of photography.  It's no surprise then that the online auction house Paddle8 has tapped the legendary Vogue editor to [...] Read »
London's skyline needs more tower blocks, not more luxury flats
Whenever a campaign wants to stop some new development it will use the phrase "tower block". This isn't what the developers would call them  they prefer "stunning developments" or "luxury apartments". [...] Read »
Architecture Billings Index indicated contraction in March
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the March ABI score was 48.8, down sharply from a mark of 50.7 in February. This score reflects a decrease in design services (any score above [...] Read »
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Coco Hut Made From Recycled Scrap Wood Made from FSC-certified wood and random scraps, Coco Hut is a cozy shelter shaped like a ball. Created by Dutch designer Gert Eussen, it stands on stilts [...] Read »
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Gorgeous Detroit Bus Shelters Made of Materials Salvaged From Abandoned Homes
If you have ever had to wait around in the rain or snow for hours waiting for a bus to arrive, then you can imagine the public transport situation in Detroit. With half of the bus routes cancelled [...] Read »
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In addition to its emphasis on sustainable design, the real estate giant has secured a prime location for its new office buildings near the Shanghai South Railway Station. The 900,000 square [...] Read »
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Murtada Alkabi Develops a Brilliant Wind Harvesting Facade for Coastal Urban Buildings
Wind turbines are rarely designed for cities-they are loud, affect views, and buildings tend to block the winds anyway. Eager to find an aesthetically-pleasing solution for harvesting wind energy [...] Read »
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Henning Larsen Architects used the existing excavations found on site to inform their circulation design and architectural design. Inspired by the Berber underground cave dwellings, the architects [...] Read »
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Thomas Heatherwick Unveils Plans for Submerged Oasis Park in Abu Dhabi
Thomas Heatherwick just unveiled plans for an incredible semi-subterranean public park in Abu Dhabi that features a fragmented canopy to keep visitors cool. Al Fayah Park would transforms the [...] Read »
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Bevan Architects' peaceful rural holiday cottage offers a discount for travelers who arrive on foot or bicycle. The home responds to its rural context by incorporating elements of local building [...] Read »
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Nico’s Interlocking Leaf Seats are Handmade in the UK Using Sustainable Materials
Design by Nico recently showcased this cute set of interlocking Leaf Seats at Milan Design Week. As many as seven Leaf Seats can be connected together to serve a range of functions - from individual [...] Read »
Gridlock Lighting by Philippe Malouin for Roll & Hill
City & Urbanism
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The low, rectangular design stems from the architect's desire to take maximum advantage of the solar exposure, while simultaneously minimizing impact on the surrounding environment. The architects [...] Read »
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As the lights display a continuous series of hectic, flashing images on the tank's vast interior, sounds react to the unique acoustics, creating a dizzying atmosphere designed to make viewers [...] Read »
While most 19th century manufacturing hubs were known for their poor working conditions, the Pullman District on Chicago’s South Side was the country’s first model industrial town designed [...] Read »
If you can't make it to New York for the New York Times Cities for Tomorrow conference—featuring Michael Kimmelman, Shigeru Ban, Yale's Michelle Addington, Shaun Donovan of HUD, and more—watch [...] Read »