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MARSEILLE : Vieux Port Pavilion / Foster + Partners

MARSEILLE : Vieux Port Pavilion / Foster + Partners | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Saturday in Marseille, France, pedestrians and city officials joined Foster + Partners to celebrate the completion of the Vieux Port Pavilion at the mouth of Marseille’s World Heritage-listed harbor. Minimal, yet effective, this “discreet” intervention provides a new sheltered events space on the eastern edge of the port. With six slender pillars supporting its razor-thin profile, the polished 46 by 22 meter stainless steel canopy amplifies and reflects the surrounding movement of the harbor, creating a spectacle that encourages pedestrians to linger.

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Zaha Hadid's Oxford college project to start on site

Zaha Hadid's Oxford college project to start on site | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Zaha Hadid's extension to a centre for studying Middle-Eastern culture at the University of Oxford is set to begin construction later this month
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[Victoria, Australia] Torquay House / Wolveridge Architects

[Victoria, Australia] Torquay House / Wolveridge Architects | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Wolveridge Architects
Location: Torquay, Victoria, Australia
Project Team: Jerry Wolveridge, Sina Petzold, Tjeerd van der Vliet, Courtney Gibbs
Year: 2012
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

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[VIDEO] The future will pose tremendous challenges to how architecture and cities are conceived

[VIDEO] The future will pose tremendous challenges to how architecture and cities are conceived | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

The future will pose tremendous challenges to how architecture and cities are conceived, requiring comprehensive and scalable solutions, often found outside of what we traditionally call “architecture”. So after hundreds of interviews with architects that we’ve conducted, we realized that in order to confront these challenges we needed to expand our focus. For the first time, we invited to our office an “architect” of life, Andrew Hessel, co-chair of theBiotechnology and Bioinformatics Program at Singularity University and leader in the field of synthetic biology (the design of life through the use of information technology).

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[Tokyo, Japan] LW House / Komada Architects’ Office

[Tokyo, Japan] LW House / Komada Architects’ Office | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

 

 

 

Architects: Komada Architects’ Office
Location: Edogawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Architects: Takeshi Komada, Yuka Komada
Consultant: Yamabe Structural Office
Area: 107.97 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Takeshi Komada

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[Melbourne, Australia] South Yarra Pool House par Artillery | Journal du Design

[Melbourne, Australia] South Yarra Pool House par Artillery | Journal du Design | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Transformation d’une ancienne étable C’est proche de Melbourne que l’on peut apercevoir cette maison avec piscine, fruit d’une transformation réussie d’une vieille étable.
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Skyscrapers in Seoul : The Blade by Dominique Perrault - Dezeen

Skyscrapers in Seoul : The Blade by Dominique Perrault - Dezeen | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

 

 

 

Skyscrapers in Seoul: the next building in our series from the new Yongsan International Business District in Seoul, South Korea, is a skyscraper designed by French architect Dominique Perrault, with faceted glass that will ripple across the surface.

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Another skyscraper proposal for Seoul : Block H by Kohn Pedersen Fox - Dezeen

Another skyscraper proposal for Seoul : Block H by Kohn Pedersen Fox - Dezeen | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it






Skyscrapers in Seoul: here's yet another skyscraper proposal for the architectural zoo that is the Yongsan International Business District of Seoul - this time a 385-metre-high tower by architects Kohn Pedersen Fox with a vertiginous swimming pool sticking out two thirds of the way up.

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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

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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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[Santa Monica, California] Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown

[Santa Monica, California] Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Developers M. David Paul Associates and the Worthe Real Estate Group have commissioned Frank Gehry to design a mixed-use hotel and residential tower in his hometown of Santa Monica, California. The 22-story “Ocean Avenue Project” aims to stimulate the coastal city’s economy with street-level restaurant and retail space below a 125-room hotel and 22-unit condominium tower topped with a rooftop observation deck. As for accommodating the car-centric lifestyle of the West Coast, resident and visitor parking will be available in a three-story subterranean garage beneath the tower. In addition, the developers plan to integrate a 36,000 square foot museum campus that will add a cultural perk to the development just North of its two-acre site.

 

Although this project looks promising, the 244-foot, Gehry-esque tower is currently pending approval from the City. A vote by the end of March will decide its fate.

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[Canvey Island, England] Castle View School / Nicholas Hare Architects

[Canvey Island, England] Castle View School / Nicholas Hare Architects | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Nicholas Hare Architects
Location: Foksville Road, Canvey Island, England
Project Team: Essex County Council
Area: 10,125 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Alan Williams

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Intimacy and the architect - Reading Room - Domus

Intimacy and the architect - Reading Room - Domus | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Despite having entirely different editorial aims, designs and content, two books on the work of the Smithsons and De Carlo are united as sites of architectural intimacy.
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[Kagawa , Japan] Garden Tree House / Hironaka Ogawa & Associates

[Kagawa , Japan] Garden Tree House / Hironaka Ogawa & Associates | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

 

 

Architects: Hironaka Ogawa & Associates
Location: Kagawa , Japan
Architect In Charge: Hironaka Ogawa
Area: 50.9 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Daici Ano, Courtesy of Hironaka Ogawa & Associates

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Architecture : Rem Koolhass renoue avec les bibliothèques

Architecture : Rem Koolhass renoue avec les bibliothèques | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rem Koolhaas, architecte et urbaniste néerlandais, cofondateur en 1975 de l'Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), est de retour dans l'univers bibliothécaire. Après s'être affairé avec succès à la conceptualisation de la Seattle Central Library, l'équipe d'OMA est désormais au Qatar avec un nouveau projet concernant la Bibliothèque nationale locale. Une institution dont l'ouverture des portes au public est programmée à 2014.


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Triple One by Renzo Piano Building Workshop - Dezeen

Triple One by Renzo Piano Building Workshop - Dezeen | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it




The tapering, conical Triple One tower will be the centrepiece of the new Yongsan International Business District, a new commercial hub masterplanned by architect Daniel Libeskind for South Korean developer DreamHub.

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Seoul: Velo Towers by Asymptote - Dezeen

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Skyscrapers in Seoul: New Yorkers Asymptote Architecture are the latest firm to reveal designs for the Yongsan International Business District of Seoul and have proposed two skyscrapers connected by a bridge 125 metres up.

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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

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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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