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CTBUH Crowns One World Trade as TALLEST Building in US

CTBUH Crowns One World Trade as TALLEST Building in US | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has official ruled Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s One World Trade Center (1WTC) as the tallest building in the United States. The decision comes after a long debate questioned whether or not the tower’s 408 foot spire should count towards its overall height.

As CTBUH explained: “Due to design changes that resulted in the removal of the architectural cladding around the mast at the top of the structure, it became unclear whether the structure was in fact a ‘spire’ – a vertical element that completes the architectural expression of the building and is intended as permanent, or whether it was an antenna – a piece of functional-technical equipment that was subject to change.”

 

The detailed information presented by the design team “affirmed that the structure on top of the building is meant as a permanent architectural feature, not a piece of functional-technical equipment,” stated Timothy Johnson, Chairman of CTBUH and Design Partner at NBBJ.

“The design of One World Trade Center, as explained to us, reinforces its role as a symbol of resurgence on this important site,” said CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood. “In particular, the spire which holds the beacon light, shining out at the symbolic height of 1,776 feet, is especially poignant – echoing the similarly symbolic beacon atop the Statue of Liberty across the water.” 

When complete in early 2014, 1WTC will surpass The Willis (formerly Sears) Tower in Chicago as the Tallest Building in North America. At 1,776 feet (541 meters), 1WTC will likely be the third-tallest building in the world upon completion, after the 2,717 foot (828 meters) Burj Khalifa in Dubai and 1,972 foot (601 meters) Makkah Royal Clock Tower in Saudi Arabia.

 
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[Tel Aviv, Israel] Factory Jaffa House / Pitsou Kedem Architects

[Tel Aviv, Israel] Factory Jaffa House / Pitsou Kedem Architects | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Pitsou Kedem Architects
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Design Team: Pitsou Kedem, Raz Melamed, Irene Goldberg
Area: 180.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Amit Geron

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[Detroit, USA] Rosa Parks Transit Center / FTL Design Engineering Studio

[Detroit, USA] Rosa Parks Transit Center / FTL Design Engineering Studio | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: FTL Design Engineering Studio
Location: Detroit, USA
Project Architect: Parson Brikerhoff, MI
Project area: 4,645 sqm
Budget: $22.5 Million USD
Project year: 2009
Fabric: PTFE glass
Photographs: FTL

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[Beer Sheva, Israel] BGU University North Campus Master Plan / Chyutin Architects

[Beer Sheva, Israel] BGU University North Campus Master Plan / Chyutin Architects | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Chyutin Architects
Competition Team : Bracha Chyutin, Michael Chyutin, Jacques Dahan, Joseph Perez
Client: Ben-Gurion University
Area: 300000.0 sqm
Photographs: Chyutin Architects

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[Fukui, Japan] M Residence / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

[Fukui, Japan] M Residence / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
Location: Fukui, Fukui Prefecture, Japan
Area: 182 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

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Les dernières nouvelles de Pajol: bibliothèque Vaclav Havel et auberge de jeunesse Yves Robert

Les dernières nouvelles de Pajol: bibliothèque Vaclav Havel et auberge de jeunesse Yves Robert | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Les équipements de la halle Pajol (bibliothèque Vaclav Havel et auberge de jeunesse Yves Robert) et l'esplanade Nathalie-Sarraute inaugurés le jeudi 7 novembre 2013 à 15h30 en présence du Maire de Paris, Bertrand Delanoë et du Maire du 18e, Daniel Vaillant.


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ARQUITECTITIS: WEBS ÚTILES PARA 3D EN ARQUITECTURA

ARQUITECTITIS: WEBS ÚTILES PARA 3D EN ARQUITECTURA | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
En los últimos 15 años hemos vivido en arquitectura una revolución en cuanto a formas de representación se refiere. Hemos pasado de tener como programa gráfico el Autocad 14, a no poder vivir sin Photoshop, 3D Max, SketchUp, Revit y otras muchas herramientas, hoy día básicas para la representación de nuestros proyectos. Por eso, el post de hoy, va dedicado a hacer una recopilación de webs que nos ayudan a realizar nuestros 3D arquitectónicos. 
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[Jinhua, China] Cube Tube in Jinhua / SAKO Architects

[Jinhua, China] Cube Tube in Jinhua / SAKO Architects | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: SAKO Architects
Location: Jinhua, China
Project Team: Keiichiro Sako, Yoko Fujii, Jiye Zhang
Project Area: 13,421 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Misae Hiromatsu

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[Bangkok, Thailand] Lightmos / Architectkidd

[Bangkok, Thailand] Lightmos / Architectkidd | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Architectkidd Co. Ltd.
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Principals in Charge: Udomsak Komonvilas, Jariyawadee Lekawatana, Luke Yeung
Project team: Luke Yeung, Jariyawadee Lekawatana, Udomsak Komonvilas, Pailin
Paijitsattaya, Tammarat Rodpul, Artith Chotitayangkoon, Pisit Jindapatanakul, Kanin Amboon
Client: Lightmos
Structural Engineer: Setcom Co. Ltd. – Boonsaeng Siriratchuwong
Lighting Designer: Accent Studio – Nopporn Sakulwigitsinthu
Facade Fabricator: Thaipat Group Co., Ltd. – Thaipat Ponkittiphan
Project area: 630 sqm
Project date: 2006-2008
Photographs: Architectkidd

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Meier: Richard Meier & Partners, Complete Works 1963-2013

Meier: Richard Meier & Partners, Complete Works 1963-2013 | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

From his early days as one of the “New York Five,” Richard Meier has been a central figure in contemporary architecture; this updated 2013 trade edition of the XL version is published in the occasion of the firm’s 50th anniversary. With the Getty Center and more recent buildings such as the Jubilee Church in Rome, Meier has established a reputation for expanded the horizons of contemporary American architecture while maintaining his rigorously rational approach to design and detailing. Known for carefully conceived grid plans and frequent use of white, Meier is a master of light, space, and volume, able to adapt his style to very different circumstances and locations.

 

The entire span of Meier’s career is included in this exceptional volume, newly updated for this edition and created in close collaboration with the architect, and the eminent graphic designer Massimo Vignelli. This spectacular monograph displays Meier’s work in unprecedented size and brilliance, and features a preface by the noted Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza.

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Australian National Architecture Awards 2013 winners announced

Australian National Architecture Awards 2013 winners announced | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

 the Australian Institute of Architects has announced 38 winners of this year's National Architecture Awards, including a pointy artists' studio in Japan, a bright blue stadium in Perth and a Melbourne university building covered in scales.

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In memoriam: Lebbeus Woods one year after his death

In memoriam: Lebbeus Woods one year after his death | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Unlike Daniel Libeskind and Zaha Hadid, who made the career transition from avant-garde upstarts to global superstars, Lebbeus Woods never got rich by building rubbish.

 

A little over a year ago the visionary architect Lebbeus Woods died. I never got around to writing up a reflection on his passing, something commemorating and celebrating his lifework. Thankfully, many whose opinions and insight I respect did. What follows is thus a pastiche of images by Woods and text from two articles — one by Sammy Medina (then at Architizer), with whom I’ve collaborated in the past, the other by Kelly Chan (then at ArtInfo), a fantastically overproductive architecture critic

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[Bursa, Turkey] Wholesale Greengrocers and Fishmongers Market / Tuncer Cakmakli Architects

[Bursa, Turkey] Wholesale Greengrocers and Fishmongers Market / Tuncer Cakmakli Architects | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Tuncer Cakmakli Architects
Location: Bursa/Bursa Province, Turkey
Area: 304000.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Tuncer Cakmakli Architects

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Ceci n'est pas le siège de Apple à Cupertino... mais presque...

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Architecture jobs | Dezeenjobs architecture and design recruitment

Architecture jobs | Dezeenjobs architecture and design recruitment | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Architects
at Adjaye Associates

 

 

Adjaye Associates requires architects with at least five to ten years experience to join its team in Shanghai, China.

Architects
Shanghai, China

Adjaye Associates are looking for both Mandarin speaking and non-Mandarin speaking highly motivated architects with at least five to ten years experience in architecture to work in China.

Candidates should have:

strong design and job running skillsability to coordinate, detail, specify and manage production information packagesa communicative hands on approach, good technical knowledge and design sensitivity are essentialexperience of Vectorworks or similarMandarin language skills

Please send a PDF of your CV and work samples (not exceeding 5MB) toukcareers@adjaye.com with ‘Dezeen – architect 2013’ in the subject line.

www.adjaye.com

Application deadline: 30 November 2013

Please mention that you saw this position on Dezeen Jobs

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[Never built] Schauspielhaus, Zurich, by Jørn Utzon visualised by Virtual Design Unit

[Never built] Schauspielhaus, Zurich, by Jørn Utzon visualised by Virtual Design Unit | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

These photo-realistic renderings show a theatre that was designed for Zurich by Sydney Opera House architect Jørn Utzon in 1964, but never built.

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[Rennes, France] Tai Shogun Restaurant / Barré Lambot Architectes

[Rennes, France] Tai Shogun Restaurant / Barré Lambot Architectes | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Barré Lambot Architectes
Location: 99 mail francois mitterrand, 35000 Rennes, France
Project area: 450 sqm
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

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[Tarragona, Spain] House 2 For A Photographer / OAB

[Tarragona, Spain] House 2 For A Photographer / OAB | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: OAB
Location: Tarragona, Spain
Architect In Charge: Carlos Ferrater
Photographs: Alejo Bague

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[Dover Rd, Singapore] SUTD Library Pavilion / City Form Lab

[Dover Rd, Singapore] SUTD Library Pavilion / City Form Lab | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: City Form Lab
Location: Dover Rd, Singapore
Design Team: Andres Sevtsuk, Raul Kalvo
Engineering: Russel Cole, Mike King, Benjamin Sitler
Construction: Arina International Hogan, SUTD Students
Area: 300 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Raul Kalvo, Courtesy of City Form Lab

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[Toronto, Ontario, Canada] Bay Adelaide Centre / WZMH Architects

[Toronto, Ontario, Canada] Bay Adelaide Centre / WZMH Architects | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: WZMH Architects
Location: 333 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Client: Brookfield Properties
Architect team members: Carl Blanchaer, Jay Bigelow, Robert Sampson, Nicola Casciato, Paul Brown, Arnold Zaragoza, Bill Brown, Janet Nowakowski, Len Abelman, Mike Lukachko, James Machin, Federico Butac, Roby Ocampo, Greco Lavilla, Iwona Fido, Tino Augurusa
Structural Engineer: Halcrow Yolles
Mechanical Engineer: The Mitchell, Partnership Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Mulvey+Banani, International Inc.
Landscape Architect: Dillon Consulting
Interior Designer Base Building: WZMH Architects
Contractor: EllisDon Corporation
Other specialist consultants: Lighting Artist – James Turrell
Project area: 111,000 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Tom Arban

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ARCHITECTS IN LOVE: SHORT FILMS OF BERLIN

ARCHITECTS IN LOVE: SHORT FILMS OF BERLIN | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

They may not be great works of art, but ultimately the cinematic qualities of the Architects in Love videos take a backseat to their primary function: promoting conversation. After all, what’s driving them isn’t a love of cinema − it’s a love of architecture.

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Searching for a JOB in Architecture? 10 Things You Need to Know…

Searching for a JOB in Architecture? 10 Things You Need to Know… | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

For me, university was about finding the confidence to explore creativity, the notion of self, and determining my own measurements of expectation. Last year I wrote an article entitled “10 things you don’t get taught in architecture school,” which provided advice on how to succeed in an academic setting. Having now graduated, the following article is reflective of my first 2 years working full time in architecture.

 

My experience in the office so far has required another round of self-configuring: repositioning the value of free thinking, redetermining the notion of self within the larger context of someone else’s expectations, and managing my objectives with those of others. The measurement of success is no longer determined by me, but by various organisational objectives and requirements.

 

Essential to the journey of finding my current job, I have initiated substantial life changes that include establishing a career strategy, reevaluating how I position myself in the field of architecture, and questioning who I am as an individual and what I want to contribute to the profession.

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BUENÍSIMO POST. Os recomiendo que lo leais con detenimiento. Esclarecedor y bien estructurado. Desde la perspectiva de la práctica en un entorno laboral actual, qué cosas se plantea un arquitecto a la hora de buscar su trabajo ideal y cómo dar los pasos y hacer el análisis interior para conseguirlo. 

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[Tianjin, Binhai, China] Dongjiang Harbor Master Plan / HAO + Archiland

[Tianjin, Binhai, China] Dongjiang Harbor Master Plan / HAO + Archiland | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: HAO (Holm Architecture Office) and Archiland Beijing
Location: Tianjin, Binhai, China
Program: Residential, Office, Commercial and Landscape
Type: Invited Competition
Size: 280.000 M2 residential, 40.000 M2 Mixed Use Office & Retail

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Does the Title of “Architect” Deserve To Be Protected?

Does the Title of “Architect” Deserve To Be Protected? | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
According to some, Peter Zumthor, Daniel Libeskind, and Renzo Piano should not be referred to as architects (at least in the UK), since they are not registered

 

In August, the AIA posted a topic on its LinkedIn discussion board entitled “Misrepresenting Oneself as an Architect on LinkedIn”. Ever since (and once again), the issue of protecting the title of “Architect” has been a hot topic, as explained in this article on Fast Company. This follows the revelation in BD last year that the Architects’ Registration Board ordered the British architectural media to cease referring to Renzo Pianoand Daniel Libeskind as Architects. With the topic appearing so frequently, and in different countries each time, Fast Company conjures images of a “raging global debate”. But what, really, is going on in the world of architecture to fuel such a debate?

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The Architect’s Guide to Life in OUTER Space

The Architect’s Guide to Life in OUTER Space | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Space stations have been a part of sci-fi iconography for more than a century. Propelled by the technological innovations of the Second Industrial Revolution—including the automobile, the airplane, electrification, and modern communication systems—the idea of living in space inspired a new era of science fiction.The first manifestation of a space habitat appeared in Edward Everett Hale’s “The Brick Moon,” a short story in which a spherical satellite entirely built of bricks is inadvertently launched 

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Google vous dévoile en avant-première son CAMPUS londonien trois ans avant sa construction

Google vous dévoile en avant-première son CAMPUS londonien trois ans avant sa construction | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

C’est avec un budget conséquent d’un milliard d’euros que Google investit l’Europe avec son très prometteur complexe londonien qui sera situé près de la gare de King’s Cross.


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Après avoir offert à ses employés un campus californien aux allures d’énorme parc d’attractions pour les férus d’informatique, Google décide désormais d’en faire de même pour ses Googlers londoniens  D’ici 2016, la capitale anglaise verra se bâtir une nouvelle propriété qui fait tout autant rêver.