Architecture News October 2013

World Architecture News – October 2013 : Buildings across the Globe, Images

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World Architecture News in October 2013

Queens Museum of Art Expansion, NY, USA
Design: Grimshaw
Queens Museum of Art Building Expansion
image : Courtesy of Grimshaw and the Queens Museum of Art

On 30 October 2013, the newly expanded Queens Museum, designed by Grimshaw, was inaugurated by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the museum’s Executive Director Tom Finkelpearl, and museum trustees. Located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, New York, the renovation doubles the size of the institution, adding 50,000 square feet of new galleries, classrooms, public event spaces, a café and a museum shop.

International School Ikast-Brande, Jutland, Denmark
Design: C.F. Møller Architects
International School Ikast-Brande
photograph : Martin Schubert

This 2,600 sqm building includes a school, after-school and kindergarten. The architects designed the complex like a small town with individual volumes located around a square and winding streets. Centrally located in the school complex is a long superstructure with a curved form. The superstructure contains ventilation systems and skylights, and is clad in translucent fa-cade panels and double-glazed windows, respectively.

Mucem Conservation and Resources Centre, Marseille, France
Design: Corinne Vezzoni et Associés
Mucem Conservation and Resources Centre
photo © David HUGUENIN

Centre de Conservation et de Ressources, MUCEM is a building designed for the storage and study of the collections. It occupies a plot of around 13,000 m² on 1.2 hectares of formerly military land, the Bugeaud site of the Muy barracks, in the La belle de mai district, a plot large enough for subsequent extension in a second phase. It houses all of the museum’s reserves as well as it’s documentary collections, its library and its scientific archives.

Oxford Architecture Walking Tours launched by e-architect, our 63rd city
Saint Antony's College Oxford Building
image from architect
Oxford is a historic city but with a wide variety of good contemporary architecture. Major architects with buildings in this city include James Stirling, Arne Jacobsen, Zaha Hadid Architects, Rick Mather Architects, MJP Architects, Bennetts Associates and Niall McLaughlin Architects.
Signficant 20th Century architecture can also be found in the city.

Finnish Architecture Review, MFA, Helsinki, Finland – more photos online
Jury announces finest recent achievements in new Finnish architecture
Museum of the History of the Polish Jews
photograph : Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre
The best projects have been selected for the sixth biennial review of Finnish architecture. It is run by the Museum of Finnish Architecture, the Alvar Aalto Foundation / Academy and the Finnish Association of Architects. The review showcases exemplary Finnish architectural projects from mid 2011 to 2013.

FAR ROC For a Resilient Rockaway Competition, NY, USA
Ennead Lab Recognized for Leading Innovation in Resilient Waterfront Development
FAR ROC design
picture from architects
“The Ennead team’s submission struck so many of us in the room as a great opportunity not to be missed,” stated Steve Bluestone of The Bluestone Organization. “It was a big idea and I would still like to see the proposal get built – it should be built. And while this beachfront turned out not to be the right fit, I do not doubt that there are many other beachfront communities that will embrace this plan.” Ennead Architects/Ennead Lab was selected along with the winning White Arkitekter team from Sweden as one of four finalists chosen from 117 submissions from more than 20 countries.

Medolla’s Ecdysis Building, Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy
Design: Disguincio&co
Medolla's Ecdysis
image by architects

This project aims to upgrade the public area in Medolla, to reduce the traffic and find a new hierarchy of use with an orientation to pedestrian areas by creating stimulating spaces. The intervention tries to connect two squares. One of the key characteristics of the design is the creation of the “field opening”: continuous space without major obstacles.

Housing Complex Niigata, Japan
Design: TAKUYAHOSOKAI with Hirose Architects
Housing Complex Niigata
photograph : Naomichi Sode

Noh, the traditional, Japanese performance art, is the principal inspiration for the architectural concept. The performance of Noh is heavily reliant upon the use of delicately carved masks. Although at first these masks may appear to present a neutral expression they are formed in such a way as to convey a broad emotional spectrum. Through subtle changes in the actor’s movement and variances in lighting the masks are brought to life. A similar dialogue exists between built form and seasonal and daily changes to the sun’s altitude, weather patterns and fluctuations in atmospheric conditions. This temporal cycle conspires to continuously transform and direct light and shadows, generating a form of architectural expression.

OSU South Campus Central Chiller Building, USA
Design: Ross Barney Architects
OSU South Campus Central Chiller Building
photograph : Brad Feinknopf

The Ohio State University South Campus Central Chiller Plant is a dynamic building at a major entry into campus. The LEED Silver Certified building is adorned with dichroic glass fins and boxes which change in colour with the movement of the sun. Glazed openings are located to frame views of the chiller equipment within.

Tignespace Building, Savoie department, Rhône-Alpes region, south-east France – new photos
Design: Atelier Plexus architects & SG-Architecte
Tignespace France
photograph © andyparant.com

The new indoor sports and conference centre building in Tignes is located in a restricted site in the Tarentaise Valley. Its stone and glass façade works with the majestic mountain and lake landscape. The building’s roof will be flowery meadow in summer and a young children’s ski area in winter.

Surface Design Awards Finalists – full set of images now online
Silver Mountain & Red Cliff
photograph from organisers
These architectural awards champion the best in progressive design and innovative surfaces and are the only international awards to focus exclusively on surface design. The finalists were chosen by a judging panel of design experts co-chaired by Professor Will Alsop of All Design and Vanessa Brady, the President of the Society of British Interior Design. The winner of the Supreme award will be selected from the list of finalists and announced on 6 Feb 2014.

World’s Tallest Residential Buildings
Etihad Tower Abu Dhabi
photo © DBI Design (Pty Ltd)
Seven of the ten tallest residential buildings in the world are located in Dubai. The desire for recognition and prestige and income have led to a boom in construction of supertall tower buildings. A list of the world’s ten tallest residential buildings has been compiled by Emporis.

ONE PRIZE Competition – winners news
ONE PRIZE 2013 Competition ist place
image of winning design
This year’s ONE Prize called upon architects, engineers, ecologists, urban planners, and designers to “stormproof” cities with competent planning, and ecologically sound and socially responsible design solutions. This architecture competition received 168 team entries from over 15 countries and 5 continents. Participants from around the globe deployed sophisticated designs to alleviate storm and flood impact through various urban interventions. Protective green spaces, barrier islands, alternative living, and coastal public space solutions are one of the few schemes that either reinvigorated existing infrastructure or re-purposed spaces towards environmental adaptation, putting design in the service of the community.

Beton-Balkone – Concrete Balconies, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Design: Ian Shaw Architekten
Concrete Balconies Frankfurt am Main
photo from architect

These monolithic balconies perfectly complement the scale and massing of this late nineteenth century apartment block. The two towers are constructed out of prefabricated concrete columns and platforms, the modular nature of the architecture being subtly disseminated by a 10mm shadow gap detail. Both are freestanding, as an historic preservation order protects the building’s external fabric.

New Berlin Natural Science Museum Competition, Germany
New Berlin Natural Science Museum Competition
picture from competition organisers
Berlin has regarded itself as a city of knowledge and culture since the days of Friedrich the Great in the 18th century. The political and cultural developments of the 19th and 20th century are visible throughout Berlin’s cityscape, reflecting both the history of architecture and various approaches to dealing with the consequences of war and destruction.

Caryl Churchill Theatre, Egham, Surrey, south east England
Design: Foster Wilson Architects
Caryl Churchill Theatre
photograph © James Morris

The new £2.5m Caryl Churchill theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London, will officially open on 13 November. The 178 seat theatre is built alongside the Grade II listed Sutherland House and is an extension of the University’s leading Department of Drama and Theatre located in Egham, Surrey. Named after world-renowned British playwright Caryl Churchill, it replaces the 30-year-old ‘black box’ theatre; a lightweight prefabricated studio extension that was added to the east side of the Regency building in the 1970s.

Dom Tower Lighting, The Netherlands – two new films released
Design by Speirs + Major
Utrecht Light Installation
photo : Speirs + Major / photographer James Newton

A narrative-based light installation by Speirs +Major, incorporating the Dom Tower, Dom Square and Dom Church in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Chemical Bio-Synthesis of Architecture
Article by Ian K Whittaker, Architect
“What Architecture was: The Ancestor forms of Architecture used the Earths materials, resources, energy and environment to create prestige on a global scale. This Classical Materialist Architecture considered that all that was needed was the correct arrangement of matter to create beauty. The Hylomorphistic theory took materialism and split it into matter and form with an external spark of vital energy. The Vitalism theory perpetuated the external ‘vital spark’ theory. Through the examinations of the sciences of Chemistry, Philosophy and Anatomy the difference between the inorganic and the organic, then between the living and the non-living, then the principle of life were examined.”

10×10 Drawing the City news
London Artwork – images now released
Chris Choa Artwork
artwork by Chris Choa
World-renowned artists, architects and designers have taken part in the 10×10 Drawing the City London, helping to raise funds for the UK’s leading architectural and construction aid charity, Article 25. A section of London was divided into a 10×10 grid with each of the 100 squares allocated to a prominent architect, designer or an artist. Using any medium available, they created 100 pieces of art, capturing the unique, the extra-ordinary, the unnoticed and the ever changing city of London.

IGI Airport Terminal 3 New Delhi, India
Design: EDAW/AECOM ; Landscape: Odyssey
IGI Terminal 3 Building
photograph : Rajesh Suneja

Terminal 3 at IGI is one of the prime infrastructural projects in New Delhi. The Terminal T3 at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport is designed with many unique landscape features. Odyssey was awarded the Hardscape and Water Features work for this iconic project.

Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery Tel Aviv, Israel
Daniel Libeskind Film Show news
World Trade Center New York
Architectural Drawing by Daniel Libeskind
31 Oct – Loving Art TLV event at Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery Tel Aviv
Film Show: “PROJECT REBIRTH: DANIEL LIBESKIND” – projects and vision among his Drawings Exhibition:
“Never Say the Eye is Rigid”

Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Building at Drexel University
photo : Tom Arban

Diamond Schmitt Architects has received an award for their Biofilter Living Wall in an innovative campus building at Drexel University. NEDLAW Living Walls is co-recipient of the honour that recognizes the advancement of sustainable design.

Sowwah Square Abu Dhabi, UAE – news
The Galleria opening, Al Maryah Island
Sowwah Square Abu Dhabi
photograph from architects
The 33,000 sqm (355,000 sqft) luxury shopping and dining mall was designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects and Benoy Architects with ESD (Environmental Systems Design, Inc.) providing full MEP design and field services. The 450,000 sqm (4.8 million sqft) office, retail and hotel Sowwah Square development received the CTBUH 2013 Best Tall Buildings Award for Middle East and Africa earlier this year.

The What House? Awards, London, UK
Grosvenor House hotel in London
photo from organiser
These awards celebrate the success of property developers, with awards being handed out to companies and developers across 21 categories. This year, the award ceremony takes place on the 15th November at the Grosvenor House hotel in London, UK. Award winners receive a Gold, Silver or Bronze plaque, depending on their award for each category. The one award that doesn’t take this format is the Housebuilder of the Year; there is only one winner for this award.

Wagner Education Center, Wooden Boats Museum, South Lake Union, Seattle, Washington, USA
Design: Olson Kundig Architects
Wagner Education Center Building
illustration courtesy of Olson Kundig Architects

Construction of the new $6.6 m Wagner Education Center at CWB is scheduled to begin this winter. Designed by Seattle architect Tom Kundig the building harks back to historic Northwest boatbuilding facilities while at the same time servuings as a contemporary museum front. Kundig’s interest in creating shape-shifting structures is evident in the building design where large windows flank interior spaces and movable exterior panels shift up or down to allow for the control of natural light and open or close the building.

Qatar Pavilion Expo 2015, Milan, Italy
Design: Andrea Maffei Architects
Qatar Pavilion Expo 2015 in Milan
image from architects

Images released of the design for the Qatar Pavilion for the EXPO 2015 by this Italian architecture office. Millions of visitors will go to Milan to see the EXPO 2015 – with motto “Feeding the Planet”.

Ianus – Tombolo-Padua, Italy
Design: Disguincio&co
Ianus Tombolo-Padua
photograph : Roberto Bragotto

Ianus is a decorative stone tub/fountain for indoor or outdoor use. It is the result of a digital simulative design and CNC fabrication with a 6 axis robot, milled from a monolithic block of Gray Shadow stone, caved in Turkey.

Quadrant 2 South – Regent Street Regeneration, London – building news
Architect: Barr Gazetas
Quadrant 2 South Building
image : The Crown Estate

Construction has started on Quadrant 2 South, the latest project under The Crown Estate’s £1 billion regeneration of Regent Street in central London. The Grade II listed properties are being redeveloped behind retained facades to provide new office space. The building is due to be complete by early 2015.

Lake House St Petersburg Apartments, Russia
Design: Architectural bureau A.Len
Residential Complex near St Petersburg Building
photo by architects

This residential building is formed by cubic volumes of two different colours creating a complex geometrical facade with vertical and horizontal strips of light and dark shades.

Smart Harbour Young Architects Competition, Pesaro, Marche, Adriatic coast, Italy
Design: Ivana Rajkovićin (arhimetrija) with architect Nevenka Rajkovic
Smart Harbour - Young Architects Competition
picture from architects

Modern technologies have changed our lives in a way that we can receive and share informations at high speed, do more things, move faster and travel more often. This new everyday routines affect all other aspects of life, such as the space we live in, the space we work in or spend our spare time. More than ever, architects are faced with tasks such as redesign, reconstruction.

CTA Morgan Station, Chicago, USA
Design: Ross Barney Architects
CTA Morgan Station Building
photograph : Kate Joyce Studios

A new elevated station at Morgan and Lake Streets defines the geographic center and character of Chicago’s Fulton Market District, an industrial area transformed into a multi-faceted neighborhood with emerging residential and retail uses. The Market is a rich combination of warehouses, off-the-beaten-path restaurants, specialty purveyors, loft conversions and boutique stores. Material selections for the building reinforce this character, taking cues from nearby steel, glass, concrete, polycarbonate, granite and cast iron.

Early Childcare Center Building in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Design: Ross Barney Architects
Early Childcare Chicago Building
photograph : Kate Joyce Studios

This is the first childcare center built for the University of Chicago. The building is located on a developing edge of the medical campus, and shall serve the families of both the University and Medical Center. The clients and architects worked to develop a language for the child care facility that creates a playful environment that’s fits with the campus environment.

Shenzhen Architecture Biennale news, China
Shenzhen Hong Kong Biennale Belgium Pavilion
photo © Jeroen Verrecht
A key element of the 2013 Shenzhen Biennale is the dramatic transformation of an old Shenzhen glass factory into one of the core venues. Spearheaded by Ole Bouman, the curator and creative director for UABB (Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism /Architecture), the project adhered to his manifesto statement of “Biennale as risk.” He now refers to the building as a ‘Value Factory’ to manufacture ideas and knowledge.

La Sentinelle House, Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, Quebec, Canada
Design: NatureHumaine
Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard House
photograph : Adrien Williams

This is an L-shaped rural residence that looks out to Lac-de-la-Cabane. The form is dominated by a single sloping roof under which the architects have located living spaces and master bedroom in the upper block and 3 children’s bedrooms and a games room in the lower block, whic is defined on the elevation with a darker base grey colour.

The Bloc Development, Edmonton, north west London, UK
Design: PCKO Architects
The Bloc Development London
photo © Frank Grainger

This is an urban regeneration scheme to house key workers in North London. The £25m residential development for Origin Housing provides 221 units, incorporating 128 units for key workers/intermediate rent, 65 social rented units and 28 shared ownership units.

Lishui Science Park, Nanjing, China
Design: BDP
Lishui Science Park
building image from architects

Construction is due to start shortly on the Lishui Zijing Technology Enterprise Park south of Nanjing. BDP’s Shanghai design studio submitted schematic design proposals to the Lishui County government in early October. The project forms part of a wider masterplan also designed by the architects.

House in Naarden, The Netherlands
Design: Serge Schoemaker Architects
Residence in Naarden
photograph : Serge Schoemaker Architects

This is the renovation and modernisation of a semi-detached Dutch house from the thirties. The architectural office significantly improved the internal spatial quality of this traditional residence without altering its protected exterior.

The Wilson Cheltenham Art Gallery Museum, Gloucestershire, England – building news
Design: Berman Guedes Stretton, Architects
Cheltenham Art Gallery Building
image from architects

This building extension has officially opened. The architects won the RIBA national competition in 2008. The new building offers 1,250 sqm of additional gallery space and ancillary facilities.

XJTLU’s Department of Architecture, Suzhou, China – news
Xi’an Jiao tong-Liverpool University : first with RIBA status on mainland China
XJTLU University Building
image from architects
The Department of Architecture at XJTLU was able to achieve this significant milestone with the assistance from a number of colleagues and associates. These include: Dr. Thomas Fischer, Professor Andy Brown, Professor Wang Bowei, Professor Xu Jian, Yang Fan, Prue Chiles, Professor Alan Dunlop, and Professor David Sadler.

Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative Names Seven Major Artists as Mentors
Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall
photo Courtesy of Harpa © Hörður Sveinsson
Seven celebrated ‘artists’ who will mentor seven young artists in 2014-15 are announced. They include Peter Zumthor (architecture) and Olafur Eliasson (visual arts).

ASB North Wharf Auckland
Design: BVN Donovan Hill in association with Jasmax
ASB North Wharf Building
picture : John Gollings

ASB North Wharf designed by BVN Donovan Hill in association with Jasmax as a fundamental building block of the new Wynyard Quarter has won an Auckland Architecture Award for Sustainable Architecture.

Barbican Estate Buildings, London, UK – Article by Amit Khanna, India
Barbican Centre Building
picture from Amit Khanna
This essay entitled ‘Brutal Shock’ by the design principal of AKDA, New Delhi, looks at this 7 acre development just north of London’s financial district, The City. Completed in 1982 by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon the buildings were design in the Brutalist style.

Gehry House in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA, United States – new photos
Design: Gehry Partners
Gehry House Santa Monica
photograph © Kenneth Johansson Photography

This is Frank Gehry’s own house – originally an extension, designed around an existing house. The design was influenced by the fleetingly-very-popular Deconstructivist style which also involved architect Zaha Hadid.

Sao Paulo Architecture Walking Tours, Brazil, South America – launched by e-architect
Decameron Building
photo : Pedro Vannucchi
Dubbed the largest city in the southern hemisphere – with around 11 million inhabitants – Sao Paulo is buoyant economically. Much of the good new architecture in the city is residential and therefore mostly off-limits however our guide can provide a plentiful supply of other cutting-edge designs to visit.

Apple Campus 2, Cupertino, San Jose, CA, USA
Design: Foster + Partners with Arup
Apple Campus 2
image from Apple

Planning permission received for the big circle

MULTITUDES Book + Magazine by HASSELL
MULTITUDES Book + Magazine by HASSELL
photograph : Ken Butti
International design practice HASSELL celebrates 75 years of operation. To mark the anniversary, MULTITUDES, a book and online discussion of the role design plays in shaping the world, has been published.

Christchurch Airport Regional Terminal, New Zealand
Design: BVN Donovan Hill with Jasmax
Christchurch Airport Regional Terminal
picture : John Gollings
This building has won two awards at the 2013 Canterbury Architecture Awards.

Private Rental Housing Design Competition – Shortlist news
Private Rental Housing Competition Design
image from architect
This architecture competition sought design ideas for housing in the private rental market.
The shortlisted architects:
– actLAB, New York, USA
– Andrew Stoane Architect, Edinburgh, Scotland
– Carl Turner Architects, London, England
– Metropolitan Workshop with Sir Richard MacCormac, Lee Mallet, WT Partnership, XC02 and Frank Vickery, England

House in Oudenaarde – ‘Rot-Ellen-Berg’, East Flanders, Belgium
Design: Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu
New House in Belgium
photograph : Filip Dujardin

This is a rare example of a contemporary house being built within the shell of an existing building, in this case a beautiful old inn. The house totals 182 sqm: the new glassy interior contrasts with the old masonry container.

Brighton Market Development, England – building news
Design: shedkm
Brighton Old Municipal Market Redevelopment
image from architects
Following a major consultation across Brighton & Hove, £100m plans to transform the derelict municipal market building in Circus Street into a vibrant new area contributing significantly to both the cultural and economic future of the city, have been submitted to Council Planners by developers Cathedral Group in partnership with McLaren Property.

SAHMRI Building Adelaide, South Australia
Design: Woods Bagot
SAHMRI Building
photo : Mark Gordon Architectural Photographer

Nicknamed the ‘pinecone’ or ‘blue tongue’ the SA Health and Medical Research Institute building is creating a lot of interest in the Australian architecture community. The $200m bio-research facility building is federally funded and nearing completion.

Central Mosque of Prishtina Building, Kosovo
Design: SADAR+VUGA
Central Mosque of Prishtina Kosovo
image from architect

This proposal for the new Central Mosque of Pristina has been awarded the 2nd prize: no 1st prize has been selected. Following the jury’s invitation the Slovenian architects have developed the design proposal further for final jury’s selection of the design that will go into a design implementation phase.

James Simon Gallery, Museum Island Berlin, Germany – images + info
Design: David Chipperfield Architects
James Simon Gallery Berlin
rendering © Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Imaging Atelier

Laying of the foundation stone for the gallery building which will complete the Museum Island ensemble in Berlin. It is located between the Kupfergraben canal and the Neues Museum and provided a central entrance for the island.

Fife Sports Facilities, Scotland – building news
Design: B3 Architects / Cre8 Architecture
Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre
photo © Paul Zanre

The sports hall and pool hall volumes combine in a complex juxtaposition of cubic forms. The interior is flooded with natural light. Glazed slots offer glimpse views into the pool hall whilst the glazed fitness suite has expansive landscape views.

3Land Masterplan, Basel (Switzerland), Weil am Rhein (Germany) and Huningue (France)
Design: LIN
Strasbourg - Kehl design
image from architects

LIN has been selected to develop the masterplan for the tri-national territory of 3Land – Basel, Weil am Rhein and Huningue. Previously the architects have worked on a design for Strasbourg – Kehl Zollhofareal (France / Germany).

Organic Cities, UAE – concept
Design: Luca Curci architects studio
Organic Cities Building
picture : Luca Curci architects studio

These are futuristic landmark buildings for the United Arab Emirates. The project is organized into 2 groups: organic buildings on the earth, and “moons” on the sea. All of them are interlinked. The “moons” on the sea are divided into 3 kinds: smaller residences ; hotels ; residences, hotels and private apartment complexes.

Spectacular Bank Buildings in the World
The Architecture of Money
Bank of China Tower
photo © Johannes Kaira
An article by Emporis looking at the major financial buildings from across the globe.

MAST Foundation Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy – new photos
Design: Labics
MAST Foundation Bologna
photograph : Christian Richters

This large low building is a new mixed-use complex for the MAST Foundation – a cultural and philanthropic institution that focuses on art, technology and innovation. MAST is a private initative open to the community.

Wohl Centre Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel – added
Design: Studio Daniel Libeskind, Architects
Wohl Centre Bar-Ilan University Ramat-Gan Israel Building Tel Aviv
photograph © Bitter Bredt

This building is a major expansion to the Bar-Ilan University Campus in Ramat- Gan. It is the central convention center for the university, utilized for university programs and special events. The 38,000-sqft convention center stands on a critical crossroad in the campus and opens a dialogue between the university and its neighbors. As such, it forms a gateway and beacon.

Zaha Hadid Superyacht design news
Zaha Hadid Superyacht
render © Zaha Hadid Architects
The design concept is based around the sculptural form of a master prototype for a 128m yacht. In addition a family of five 90m yachts for Blohm+Voss has been created.

Zaha Hadid Presents Prototype Liquid Glacial Table
Zaha Hadid Liquid Glacial Table
photo : Jacopo Spilimbergo
David Gill presents the next evolution of Zaha Hadid’s series of Liquid Glacial tables. The latest version, entitled, Protoytype Liquid Glacial table, was unveiled at David Gill Galleries on 15 Oct. The exhibition will run until 16 Nov.

Taichung City Cultural Center Competition Winners, Taiwan
Architecture Contest Winners
Taichung City Cultural Center Building
image from architect
This major international competition was won by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA from Japan with Jean-loup Baldacci (France) in second place and Eisenman Architects (USA) in third place.

Ritz Plaza Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
Design: Chin Architects
Residential Housing Taipei Ritz Plaza
photograph : Jeffrey Cheng

This new residential development seeks up/down duplex townhouses that preserves quality of both urban spaces and private dwelling, while giving back the city a pleasant environment. The articulation of the blocks is strong and the landscaping is generous and welcoming. The project groups the more intimate areas of two up/down units on to the second and third floors in order to avoid unwanted disturbances from the neighbours.

LSE New Global Centre for the Social Sciences, London : news + new images
LSE Global Centre for the Social Sciences
picture by architects
The London School of Economics (LSE) has revealed designs from the five architects shortlisted (there were six but Steven Holl Architects pulled out due to work pressures) for its next major building project; the £90m Global Centre for Social Sciences. This international architecture competition is run in conjunction with the RIBA.

JW3 Jewish Community Centre, London, England
Design: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Jewish Community Centre London
photo © Hufton+Crow

This building is inspired by the successful JCC of Manhattan. The form is long and low, set back from the main road. The styling is simple and orthogonal, with deep recesses within the facade. The centre is funded by Dame Vivien’s Clore Duffield Foundation and other private donors.

C-Lab Architecture News
International Committee of Architectural Critics CICA 2013 Award for Marco Casagrande
Marco Casagrande architect
photo from Marco Casagrande
International Committee of Architectural Critics / Comité International d’Critiques d’Architecture CICA has awarded Finnish Architect Marco Casagrande their 2013 main award based on “conceptual and artistic architecture”. The jury consists of Trevor Boddy (Architectural Record, Bauwelt, Globe and Mail etc.), Manuel Cuadra (Documenta, Univesity of Kassel) and Kieran Long (Victoria & Albert Museum, Evening Standard, Architectural Review etc.)

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand
Design: Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp and Archimedia
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
photo : John Gollings

This building is an extensive public project that includes the restoration and adaption of heritage buildings; a new building extension which more than doubles the public exhibition areas; extensive basement storage and support areas; and the redesign of adjacent areas of Albert Park. The design creates an openness and transparency to allow views through, into and out of the gallery circulation and display spaces into the green landscape of Albert Park.

WAF Awards 2013 : building images + architectural news
National Maritime Museum of China
picture from WAF

Jean-Claude Carrière Theatre, Montpellier, France
Design: A+Architecture
Jean-Claude Carrière Theatre
photo © Marie-Caroline Lucat

This colourful building sits lightly in its site, surrounded by mature trees. The architects have focused on making a low energy building – limiting energy necessary for the construction of the building, for its usage and for any future dismantling.

Campbell Sports Center, NYC : News Update
Kennedy Homes Affordable Housing, Florida, USA : glavovic studio
CT Hub, Singapore : ONG&ONG Architects
New Sulaibikhat Medical Center Kuwait : AGi architects
Salford Bridge Competition, Manchester, UK : Architects Shortlist
Healthcare Buildings : new page
Medics House Winchester, Hampshire, southern England : AR Design Studio
Danish Summer House : Powerhouse Company
Banc Sabadell Tower Block Entrances, Barcelona, Spain : Josep Lluís Mateo. 11 Oct

Museum De Lakenhal Leiden, The Netherlands : Julian Harrap Architects news
July 22 Memorial, Norway : Norwegian Architecture Contest
Dutch Museum Buildings, Netherlands : new page
Newlands School Southwark, south London : BCI award for Wright & Wright Architects
Villa in Praia da Luz, Algarve, Portugal : Mario Martins. 10 Oct

New Yorker Student Commons, NYC, USA : Wid Chapman Architects
The Old Vic Theatre Building, London : Bennetts Associates
Ludgate House and Sampson Houses, London : PLP Architecture
Geneva Dance Pavilion Building, western Switzerland : Mauro Turin Architectes
Anti-Tectonics Pavilion Building, China : Beijing Design Week
Kindergarten in Bijelo Polje, Montenegro : Rifat Alihodzic, arhing_ar
Serpentine Sackler Gallery London, England : Festival of ideas
Gas Compressor Plant Egtved, Jutland, Denmark : C. F. Møller. 9 Oct

Shenzhen Stock Exchange HQ, China : OMA
Museum of the History of the Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland : Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects
Museum of the History of the Polish Jews in Poland
photo : Juha Salminent
JW3 Jewish Community Centre, London, UK : Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
LSE New GCSS, London, England : news + new pictures

The Speed of Light Project in Ruhr, Germany : NVA / Pipo Tafel
C-Lab Architecture News : CICA 2013 Award for Marco Casagrande
Magasinet Malmo, Sweden : Metro Arkitekter
Schipol Airport Amsterdam, Netherlands : Greig & Stephenson / MVDG Interior Architects
Ritz Plaza Taipei Housing, Taiwan, Republic of China : Chin Architects. 8 Oct

WAF Awards 2013 : more images + links
Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza Tower, China : SOM + ECADI
Varyap Meridian Istanbul, Turkey : RMJM ; Dome Architects
Perot Museum of Nature & Science, Dallas, Texas, USA : new photographs
House on Mosfilmovskaya 1 in Moscow, Russia : Sergey Skuratov Architects
INGLASS 2014 Warsaw, Poland : Guest speakers news
Reconstruction Multifunctional Building Jena, Germany : wurm+wurm architekten. 7 Oct

Qatar 2022 World Cup Stadiums : Health & Safety Issues
Liget Budapest, Hungary – news : Masterplan Design Competition
Cristobal Correa Ehlers : Contemporary Chile Architectural Practice, new page
University of Melbourne School of Design : forthcoming events
Architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark : photographs of the Nordhavn Silo. 6 Oct

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand : FJMT and Archimedia
Auckland Art Gallery
photo : John Gollings
Albert Einstein High School, Bagnols sur Cèze, France : NB Architectes
Nobel Center Stockholm, Sweden – Architects Shortlist : Design Proposals
Müllheim Office Building, Germany : wurm + wurm architekten
Pibamarmi Pavilion 2013, Verona, Italy : Campo Baeza
Salford Bridge Competition, England : entry by pruthiphon buakaew
Marlborough Sounds House, South Island, New Zealand : Bossley Architects
PLAYscapes Competition : Building Trust International Design Contest Results
RIFF 2013 Architecture Expo Conference, Romania : Kodály Centre, Hungary. 4 Oct

Elena Garro Cultural Center Coyoacán, México D.F. : arquitectura 911sc
Jaime Garcia Terres Library Mexico City : arquitectura 911sc
Blaa Planet Copenhagen, Denmark : World Architecture Festival Display Award
Buddinge Office, Copenhagen, Denmark : Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Mandragora Tattoo Studio Bilbao, Basque Country, north east Spain : BABELstudio
Casa Artes Miranda do Corvo, Portugal : Future Architecture Thinking (FAT)
Bay of Islands Beach Retreat, New Zealand : Bossley Architects
Beach Retreat House New Zealand
photo : Patrick Reynolds
Cardenal Belarmino Office Building Vitacura, Chile : cCe arquitectos
Artists In Concrete Awards Asia Fest 2013, Pune, India. 3 Oct

World Architecture Festival Awards, Singapore : winners, talks, tours, photos
Brown Vujcich House, Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand : Bossley Architects
Woods Bagot Singapore architects office news : new design studio
Palermo Cultural Centre Providencia, Chile : Cristobal Correa Ehlers arquitectos
Vivienda Vallvidrera, Barcelona, Spain : YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona
Hotel in Caleao, Tierra del Agua, Asturias, Spain : sf51 architects

ONE PRIZE Competition : Finalists 2013
ANV Offices Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain : YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona
Jamia Mosque Brierfield, Lancashire, UK : Corian Arches. 2 Oct

Holy Tabernacle in Manhattan, NY, USA : Hollwich Kushner (HWKN), Architects
New House Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Atelier Reza Aliabadi > rzlbd
World Architecture Festival Awards Singapore : photos of opening event
Villa Zevaco Restaurant Casablanca, Morocco : Andy Martin Architects
Tyvek Firecurb Breather Membranes : Lerkendal Hotel, Trondheim, Norway
Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain : Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel Spain
photo : Agostino Calandrino
Burj Qatar, Doha, Qatar : Ateliers Jean Nouvel
St Mary’s Infant CE School Building, Oxfordshire, England : Jessop and Cook Architects. 1 Oct

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