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Daniel Libeskind rails at architects "building gleaming towers for despots"

Daniel Libeskind rails at architects "building gleaming towers for despots" | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Daniel Libeskind criticises architects who "build gleaming streets for despots" in undemocratic countries.
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Australia House Gallery and Studio by Andrew Burns

Australia House Gallery and Studio by Andrew Burns | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Gallery and studio for Australian artists-in-residence in Japan by Andrew Burns.
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[Hong Kong, China] International Commerce Centre / KPF

[Hong Kong, China] International Commerce Centre / KPF | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hong Kong is often referred to as one of the densest cities in the world, lined with an impressive array of skyscrapers along its shores. The latest supertall addition by architectsKPF reaches an altitude of 484 meters above the Victoria Harbor in Kowloon. Located atop the new Kowloon Station, a transportation hub that feeds a network that ferries over 11 million passenger journeys per day, the International Commerce Centre is an integral part and centerpiece of the Union Square reclamation project.  Internal programming includes office space, 2 hotels, and an observation deck amongst other mixed-use functions. More details after the break.

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[Sao Paulo, Brazil] Infinity Tower / KPF

[Sao Paulo, Brazil] Infinity Tower / KPF | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Architects: KPF
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

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ARQUINE, Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco : La elipsis arquitectónica

ARQUINE, Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco : La elipsis arquitectónica | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La elipsis arquitectónica’ recoge distintas piezas artísticas que se enfrentan a la arquitectura buscando construir otras narrativas desde las mismas herramientas de la arquitectura: sus planos, fotografías, maquetas, mapas…

 

Una elipsis es una omisión. Algo que se elimina sin que por ello afecte al significado del conjunto. Si la arquitectura se posiciona en uno de los lados antes mencionados y se limita a la construcción de espacios – más o menos bellos – eludiendo hablar sobre el uso –que no función– está presentado esa elipsis en su narración. Bien es cierto que al proyectar y producir objetos imaginamos como se puede vivir el espacio a través del uso de dibujos, maquetas o renders; la arquitectura y el territorio ofrecen muchas más posibilidades de las que son imaginadas.

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[Helsinki, Finland] Rainbow Housing Project / ARK-house Architects

[Helsinki, Finland] Rainbow Housing Project / ARK-house Architects | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: ARK-house Architects
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Design Team: Pentti Kareoja, Harri Ahonen, Heljä Herranen
Client: NCC
Area: 5,800 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tiia Ettala

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Proposed High-Rise Integrates Gardens and Urban Farming | Sustainable Cities Collective

Proposed High-Rise Integrates Gardens and Urban Farming | Sustainable Cities Collective | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Recently, Queens-based developer Cord Meyer selected a concept from Morali Architects which would include a series of 3000-square-foot gardens – each with its own urban farm – located within “cut-out” spaces every ten stories.
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[Slovakia] Bratislava Culenova New City Center Proposal / Zaha Hadid Architects

[Slovakia] Bratislava Culenova New City Center Proposal / Zaha Hadid Architects | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Design: Zaha Hadid, with Peter Schumacher
Project Architects: Thomas Vietzke and Jens Borstelmann
Design Team: Tom Wuenschmann, Torsten Broeder, Martin Krcha, Suryansh Chandra, Phillip Ostermeier, Goswin Rothental, Stefan Rinnebach, Michal Treder
Client: Penta Investments Limited
Gross Floor Area: 150,000 sqm2
Project Year: 2010-2013

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[France] 38 Social Housing in Eaubonne / LEM +

[France] 38 Social Housing in Eaubonne / LEM + | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Agence LEM +
Location: 32-34 route de Margency, Eaubonne, France
Area: 3,186 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Julien Lanoo, Thierry Ardouin

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[Austin, Texas] Une maison dissimulée dans la nature | Archiboom, l’architecture et le design par ceux qui les font ! - Blog CotéMaison.fr

[Austin, Texas] Une maison dissimulée dans la nature | Archiboom, l’architecture et le design par ceux qui les font ! - Blog CotéMaison.fr | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Cette maison atypique a été réalisé par le studio Bercy Chen à Austin, au Texas. Elle se situe sur un ancien site industriel réhabilité et s’inspire de l’habitat traditionnel des Indiens d’Amérique.

Incrustée dans le paysage, elle est pensée pour avoir un impact minimal sur l’environnement. Son toit végétal permet de limiter l’impact du soleil sur le toit. Les grandes baies vitrées permettent d’alimenter la maison en lumière naturelle et sont un magnifique accès vers la piscine!

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¿Qué es arquitectura contemporánea? « La Ciudad Viva

¿Qué es arquitectura contemporánea? « La Ciudad Viva | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Así, mientras la historia se sigue enseñando como dogma de fe, nuestros maestros siguen en sus altares y nadie los ha hecho descender, a pesar de que Tafuri, Banham o más recientemente Tournikiotis o Vidler, hayan señalado primero a través del concepto de crítica operativa y luego admitiendo la terrible confusión entre historia, historiografía, crítica y proyecto moderno, que el Movimiento Moderno no fue siempre ingenuo y bienintencionado y que sus protagonistas no son los súper-héroes que nos mostraron los libros de edificios blancos, perfectos, sin mácula.

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L’ESPACE et ARCHITECTURE : état des lieux - Université Paris 8

L’ESPACE et ARCHITECTURE : état des lieux - Université Paris 8 | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Colloque organisé par la Maison des Sciences de l’homme Paris Nord, le Gerphau, le laboratoire Lavue et l’université Paris 8

Les 4 et 5 mars 2013 à la Maison des Sciences de l’homme de Paris Nord,

Salle de Conférences (4 rue de la Croix Faron, 93210 St-Denis la Plaine).

 

La Maison des Sciences de l’homme de Paris Nord, le GERPHAU, équipe de l’UMR CNRS LAVUE et l’université Paris 8, structures interdisciplinaires, invitent philosophes, professeurs en histoire de l’architecture, architectes, artistes, musicologues, chercheurs en esthétique, à établir un état des lieux de la réflexion contemporaine sur l’architecture et la conception de l’espace.

 

La production architecturale abandonne peu à peu le projet perspectif grâce à l’utilisation de nouveaux logiciels, équipant des ordinateurs toujours plus puissants, produisant des courbes incalculables jusqu’alors. C’est plus que jamais la puissance d’un langage sans locuteur qui génère les images de l’architecture. Notre rapport à l’espace s’en trouve peu à peu modifié de fond en comble, un espace qui depuis l’étude inachevée de Benjamin sur les passages urbains parisiens est comme absorbée par la foule qui le parcourt.

 

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[BRAZIL] Herzog & De Meuron Have Big Plans For Sao Paolo Luz Cultural Complex

[BRAZIL] Herzog & De Meuron Have Big Plans For Sao Paolo Luz Cultural Complex | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
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Zaha Hadid appointed to develop plans for new London airport

Zaha Hadid appointed to develop plans for new London airport | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
The Mayor of London has appointed Zaha Hadid Architects to a team developing plans for a new London airport.
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[Shenzhen, China] Ping An Finance Center / KPF

[Shenzhen, China] Ping An Finance Center / KPF | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Soon to be Shenzhen’s tallest tower at 660 meters, the Ping An Finance Center by KPFwill anchor the city’s new Central Business District. Positioned at the southwest corner of the intersection of Yi Tian Road and Fu Hua Road in the Futian District, the tower will connect with neighboring properties in addition to Shenzhen Line 1 Gou Wu Gong Yuan metro station.

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[Seoul, South Korea] In Progress: Lotte World Tower / KPF

[Seoul, South Korea] In Progress: Lotte World Tower / KPF | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

 

 

 

 

Construction of the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea designed by high-rise architectural firm KPF is well underway. Won via an international design competition, this new tower will rise up to a pinnacle height of 555 meters. Organized around a mixed-use program including retail, office, hotel and an observation deck at the peak, the tower pulls inspiration from historical Korean arts of ceramics, porcelain, and calligraphy.

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[Queensland, Australia] Stamp House / Charles Wright Architects

[Queensland, Australia] Stamp House / Charles Wright Architects | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Charles Wright Architects
Location: Queensland, Australia
Architect In Charge: Charles Wright
Project Team: Charles Wright, Richard Blight, Justine Wright, Darcy Shapcott
Year: 2013
Photographs: Patrick Bingham Hall

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Escuela Flotante en Makoko / NLÉ Architects

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La oficina NLÉ Architects, dirigida por el arquitecto nigeriano Kunlé Adeyemi, está construyendo una nueva escuela multinivel en Makoko, una de las regiones más pobladas de Lagos, Nigeria. Aunque esto no suena muy raro, la diferencia es que, en un esfuerzo por resolver los problemas de la escasez de tierras y la gestión deficiente de los desechos en un área propensa a las inundaciones, esta escuela se levanta sobre plataformas flotantes.

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National Music Museum & Center for Study of the History of Musical Instruments Addition / Schwartz-Silver Architects + Koch Hazard Architects

National Music Museum & Center for Study of the History of Musical Instruments Addition / Schwartz-Silver Architects + Koch Hazard Architects | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Founded in 1973 on the campus of The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, the National Music Museum & Center for Study of the History of Musical
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Bioclimatismo en la arquitectura de Le Corbusier : El Palacio de los Hilanderos - Bioclimatism in the Architecture of Le Corbusier : The Millowners Association building

Bioclimatismo en la arquitectura de Le Corbusier : El Palacio de los Hilanderos - Bioclimatism in the Architecture of Le Corbusier : The Millowners Association building | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Article de Ignacio Requena-Ruiz publié dans Informes de la Construccion. Octubre-diciembre 2012. Vol. 64, n°528, p. 549-562.

 

After the crisis of architecture's internationalism in the 30s, the work of Le Corbusier changed toward a new relation with local culture and environment. By means of the current bioclimatic analysis procedures, his methods, prototypes and works can be analyzed in order to know early approaches to sustainability.


This research is focused on Millowners Association Building (Ahmedabad, 1951) as an outstanding work of this period of change, which reveals the environmental functionality of Swiss architect's proposals.

Architectural devices like brise-soleil, aerateur or roof garden were only different parts of a comprehensive relation with climate. As a result, both design and construction were defined from a scientific angle, which became the core of an architecture adapted to the environment


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[Beirut, Lebanon] USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport / 109 Architects with Youssef Tohmé

[Beirut, Lebanon] USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport / 109 Architects with Youssef Tohmé | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Architects: 109 Architects with Youssef Tohmé
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Project Team: Ibrahim Berberi , Nada Assaf, Rani Boustani, Etienne Nassar, Emile Khayat, Naja Chidiac, Richard Kassab
Client: Université Saint-Joseph (USJ)
Budget: $33M USD
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: 109 Architectes

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Piraeus Underwater Antiquities Museum Competition Entry / d_code Architects

Piraeus Underwater Antiquities Museum Competition Entry / d_code Architects | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it




















Designed by d-code Architects, the proposal for the Museumof Underwater Antiquities is a synthesis of a building characterized by orthometrical simplicity with incorporated high-tech components and a surrounding area of curved and parabolic shaped paths, installations and water parks. Given the importance of the two subjects of the museum building and its surroundings, the overall effect is presented as arythmological dialogue between linear building solidity and environmental curving fluidity

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[Valladolid, Spain] NIARA / Amas4arquitectura

[Valladolid, Spain] NIARA / Amas4arquitectura | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Architects: Amas4arquitectura
Location: Calle Barcelona, Valladolid, Spain
Design Team: Javier López de Uribe, Fernando Zaparaín Fermín Antuña, Eduardo García
Client: Schola Fundation
Area: 4459.6 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Pablo Guillén Llanos & Fernando Zaparaín

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[Sevilla, Spain] Enterprise Park in Arte Sacro / Suárez Santas Arquitectos

[Sevilla, Spain] Enterprise Park in Arte Sacro / Suárez Santas Arquitectos | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Architects: Suárez Santas Arquitectos

Location: Av. Ingeniería, s/n Sevilla 41091, Spain
Design Team: Asier Santas Torres, Luis Suárez Mansilla
Client: Sevilla Global. Ayuntamiento de Sevilla
Area: 19970.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photography: Luis Asín Lapique

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