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Key Building News from around the world – Headlines
Architectural News in 2018
Jun 28, 2018
A’ Design Awards and Competition 2018 – 2019
Jun 15, 2018
American Architecture Awards 2018
The Nation’s Highest Public Award for New Architecture by the Most Prominent Architecture Firms in the United States Are Honored at a Gala Reception/Dinner at the Alvar Aalto-designed Edgar Kaufmann Conference Room at The Institute of International Education in New York this June 20.
4 June 2018
The Hidden Ways Architecture Can Affect You
An interesting article by Michael Bond on the BBC website:
One of the most consistent findings by Colin Ellard, who researches the psychological impact of design at the University of Waterloo in Canada, is that “people are strongly affected by building façades. If the façade is complex and interesting, it affects people in a positive way; negatively if it is simple and monotonous. For example, when he walked a group of subjects past the long, smoked-glass frontage of a Whole Foods store in Lower Manhattan, their arousal and mood states took a dive, according to the wristband readings and on-the-spot emotion surveys. They also quickened their pace as if to hurry out of the dead zone. They picked up considerably when they reached a stretch of restaurants and stores, where (not surprisingly) they reported feeling a lot more lively and engaged.”
Link to article: The Hidden Ways Architecture Can Affect You
12 May 2018
Adelaide Contemporary Designs by Shortlisted Architects
Adelaide Contemporary design proposals unveiled as six star teams compete for the chance to design a new South Australia landmark:
Salone del Mobile 2018 – Milan Design Week 2018, Italy
April 17 to 22, 2018, the latest furniture designs from around the world with plenty of architecture studios involved.
Enea will howcasing their new Kaiak Lounge chair and the Pile table, both designed by Estudi Manel Molina, and the Lottus Wood chair with wooden arms, designed by Lievore Altherr Molina, plus new versions of its praised Caddy, Puck and Ema collections and the Kaiak and Street seats.
7 Apr 2018
Bombas Gens: Fundació Per Amor a L’Art, Valencia, Spain
Design: Ramon Esteve Estudio, Architects
photo © Frank Gomez
Bombas Gens Building
This Spanish architectural office has been awarded the Land Rover Born Prize in the Architecture section for his work in the rehabilitation project of the Bombas Gens Centre in Valencia.
25 Mar 2018
Rathbone Square, Oxford Street, London, UK
Design: Make Architects
Rathbone Square Buildings
This new square is a flagship project for Great Portland Estates plc that has taken the former Royal Mail sorting office site and transformed it into a high-quality mixed use development with a new publicly accessible garden just off Oxford Street.
11 Mar 2018
New architecture by country / city pages launched by e-architect:
Mar 7, 2018
Balkrishna Doshi Receives the 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize
Balkrishna Doshi photo courtesy of VSF
Professor Balkrishna Doshi, of India, has been selected as the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2018 Winner, announced the Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the award, known internationally as architecture’s highest honor.
24 Feb 2018
University College Dublin Future Campus International Design Competition, Ireland
UCD Belfield Core Campus and Surrounding Area – image courtesy of Barrow Coakley Photography
University College Dublin’s Future Campus Competition
Two-stage architecture competition seeks urban design vision for 24 ha area of campus and concept designs plus a €48m Centre for Creative Design. The Jury includes top architects Sir David Adjaye and Ann Beha.
23 Feb 2018
Amsterdam 75 House, Hipódromo, México D.F.
Design: Jorge Hernández de la Garza
photo : Jorge Hernández de la Garza
New House in Hipódromo
This bold architectural intervention consisted of “solving 5 departments of different types and an additional dwelling which is inside an old house” catalogued by the Institute National of Fine Arts.
16 + 13 Feb 2018
Church of Saint-Jacques de la Lande, Rennes, North West France
Architects: Alvaro Siza Vieira
photo : Joao Morgado
This religious building in Brittany was designed by the celebrated Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira. His use of simple white concrete forms provides a powerful ceremonial space that is sensitive to the low-scale residential neighbourhood south of Rennes.
New built environment update country pages launched by e-architect:
22 + 21 Feb 2018
Prague Architecture News
image : Play Time – Architectonic Image
16 + 15 + 14 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018
10 Feb 2018
PERFORMANCE iN LIGHTING won three iF DESIGN AWARD 2018
PERFORMANCE iN LIGHTING has been awarded with three prizes in two different discipline of this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD, a world-renowned design prize.
The winning products, LAMA+ and TRACCIA, won in the discipline Product, in the Lighting category.
LIGHT-PERFORMER® was awarded in the discipline Communication, in the Apps / Software category.
Each year, the world’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based, iF International Forum Design GmbH, organizes the iF DESIGN AWARD.
LAMA+ and TRACCIA were selected for their unique combination of attractive design with outstanding lighting performances.
LIGHT-PERFORMER®, a configurator for custom lighting systems, won thanks to its easy handling and self-explaining interface which allows to configure complex light systems in just a few simple steps.
The selection was made by a 63-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world. Competition was intense with over 6,400 entries submitted from 54 countries around the world trying to attain the seal of quality.
12 Jan 2018
150th Anniversary Frank Lloyd Wright Clutch
As part of commemorating celebrated US architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Anniversary, architects ACME, based in Hawaii, have produced 150 Special Limited Edition Women’s Clutches.
The limited edition architectural product is made from Cherokee red vegan leather internally with black externally. It has a chrome zipper pull with the 150 FLW logo, plus a cable chain.
ACME Studio Inc, P.O. Box 89, Kula, HI 96790, USA
Architectural News in 2017
7 Dec 2017
20 Ropemaker Street Offices, London, UK
image courtesy of architects office
20 Ropemaker Street Offices
Planning consent granted unanimously by the Borough of Islington for this commercial tower building proposal. It makrs the corner of Ropemaker St and Finsbury Pavement.
21 Nov 2017
Norton Folgate City Continuity Community in Spitalfields, London, England
Design: Burrell Foley Fischer Architects
image courtesy of architects
Norton Folgate Spitalfields Buildings
2017 IMCL Honor Award, Proposed Project – City Continuity Community
10 Nov 2017
Bora Residential Tower, Santa Fe, Mexico City
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
image : LabTop, courtesy of ZHA
Bora Tower Building
Construction works start on this building in Santa Fe, an important business district in the west of Mexico City. With more than 50 floors, Bora will be the highest residential tower in Mexico City and incorporates over 220 apartments of one, two and three bedrooms. Each floor houses a variety of unit sizes to create an integrated and diverse community of families, first-time homeowners, professionals and retirees.
Tom Patterson Theatre, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Design: Hariri Pontarini Architects
image Courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects
Tom Patterson Theatre Building
The Stratford Festival invited 50 international architects firms to submit their credentials. The committee then selected 8 architects to be interveiwed. Four architectural teams were then shortlisted and invited to take part in this architecture competition.
14 Sep 2017
Snowdon Aviary Renewal, London Zoo, England
Design: Foster + Partners
photo © Tom Miller
Snowdon Aviary Building Redevelopment
Renewal proposal for this Grade II* listed structure, originally designed by architect Cedric Price with Frank Newby and Lord Snowdon in 1962. It was the first British aviary in Britain with a ‘walk-through’ format. The structure is located on the north side of a canal in the north west of the British capital city.
Up-Cycled Warehouse in Melbourne design by Zen Architects article posted on 4 Aug 2017 by Editor Isabelle Lomholt
11 Aug 2017
De Verkenner Tower, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Design: Mei architects and planners
photo : Jeroen Musch
New Residential Building in Utrecht
Raising the game in mass housing with ‘Roses and concrete’ artwork and poem and an elegant, colourful façade of balconies. The ‘gatekeeper’ project is located in the post-war district of Kanaleneiland.
Aug 3, 2017
Graham Foundation Grants 2017
Graham Foundation Announces 2017 Grants to Organizations Over $400,000 awarded to organizations supporting innovative and challenging ideas in architecture.
Among the funded projects are exhibitions, publications, events, research projects, and site-specific installations and performances. These diverse projects and programs advance new scholarship, fuel creative experimentation and critical dialogue, and expand opportunities for public engagement with architecture and its role in contemporary society.
photo – Gwyneth Shanks, From Above Looking Down, 2017, Los Angeles. Courtesy the artist. From the 2017 organizational grant to Materials & Applications for “Privacies Infrastructure”
Graham Foundation Grants 2017 News article posted by Editor Adrian Welch
Reale Group office building, Turin, Italy
Design: Iotti + Pavarani Architetti Artecna
photograph : Fernando Guerra | FG+SG fotografia de arquitectura
Reale Group Office Building in Turin designed by Iotti + Pavarani Architetti Artecna article posted on 3 Aug 2017 by Editorial Assistant Cole Dean.
The project was created by the engineer Roberto Tosetti from Artecna with the winners of this architectural competition. Reale Immobili ran the design contest back in 2013.
Architecture News from July 2017
30 Jul 2017
Salmiya Wind Tower, Kuwait City
Design: AGi architects
photo courtesy of this architects studio
Salmiya Wind Tower Building
Wafra Vertical Housing introduces a new concept to urban living, transforming the single family dwelling typology to adapt to 21st century living in this small Gulf country.
29 Jul 2017
The Boilerhouse, Royal Holloway, University of London, Surrey, England
Design: Cartwright Pickard Architects
photo © Hundven-Clements
New Building at Royal Holloway, University of London
A new café pavilion and event space inserted into the original Boilerhouse complex courtyard serving the Grade I Listed Founders Building as well as the refurbishment of the original stable block into a seating and servery area.
22 Jul 2017
Contracts awarded for Palace of Westminster Building Renewal
picture © Nick Weall
Palace of Westminster Building Renewal
In Lot 1 BDP Architects beat HOK, Foster + Partners and Allies and Morrison.
CH2M Hill win for Lot 2, beating Aecom & Mace (Joint Venture), Capita Property Infrastructure & Gleeds Cost Management (Joint Venture), EC Harris (ARCADIS) and Turner & Townsend
Namdaemun Office Tower, Seoul, South Korea
photo courtesy of architects firm
Namdaemun Office Building
25 Jul 2017 – The Namdaemun Office Building in Seoul is Dutch architectural studio Mecanoo’s first completed project in the South Korean capital. Stark linear facade patterns make for a powerful architectural form.
Robarts Library Building, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
image courtesy of architects office
Robarts Library Expansion at the University of Toronto
24 Jul 2017 – A major expansion of the largest academic library in Canada. The University of Toronto will add 1,200 work and study spaces to the concrete Brutalist building.
Building News from June 2017
1 Jul + 30 + 29 Jun 2017
Tower Cladding Samples Fail Fire Safety Tests
137 cladding samples from high rise buildings have now failed fire safety tests carried out for the UK government by the The Building Research Establishment Ltd (BRE).
EVERY panel tested has failed the government’s combustibility tests.
Scotland is not included in the current testing regime but the Scottish Government is carrying out a similar review.
The British Government looks to be facing a cladding safety bill of around £600m after the Grenfell Tower fire.
Clearly those involved in the prcourement of UK buildings have focused too much on cost savings and not enough on building safety.
1 Jul + 30 Jun 2017
National Arts Centre Building, Confederation Square, Ottawa, Canada
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
photo : Lisa Logan Photography
National Arts Centre Building News
Architectural News from March 2017
26 Mar 2017
St Michael’s Manchester Development On Hold
image courtesy of architectural office
St Michael’s Manchester Development News
Manchester City Council confirms that former Man Utd footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs have requested this major city centre scheme be put on hold.
Speaking at the MIPIM property fair in France, footballer-turned-developer Neville said he wanted the proposal to be more refined before ebing considered by MCC. The current design is by Make Architects, based in London.
Building News from February 2017
Feb 16, 2017
Workforce Housing Buildings, Newark, NJ, USA
Design: Richard Meier & Partners Architects
photo : Scott Frances
Teachers Village in Newark, New Jersey
Completion of three new Workforce Housing Buildings in Newark. These new buildings provide 123 residential units and a variety of retail spaces. Within the Teachers Village project, all buildings by this celebrated architecture office have been designed with open interior spaces full of natural light.
16 Feb 2017
Leeza SOHO, Beijing, China
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
image courtesy of architects
Within the Lize Financial Business District – a new business, residential and transport hub adjacent to Financial Road in southwest Beijing. The new building will be located at the intersection of Lines 14 and 16 currently under-construction for the Beijing Subway rail network.
16 Feb 2017
Eclipse, Amor de Perdição Square, Porto, Portugal
Architect: FAHR 021.3
image courtesy of architects
Eclipse in Porto
This temporary installation celebrates the 20th anniversary of Porto’s historic centre being classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The architecture studio FAHR 021.3 created a sphere that shifts the centre of the square towards its gravitational pull temporarily.
Recent Architecture News
Architectural News : selected buildings from around the world
shown recently on the architectural news page
World Architecture Festival news : World Building of the Year Award
Zaha Hadid building news : Heydar Aliyev Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan – photos
Recent Architecture Articles
Original content on e-architect – Recent Archive:
Low-cost Housing for the Elderly
image © Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, 2008
13 Oct 2013 by Joel Solkoff
Joel Solkoff looks at housing access issues, from the low proportion of housing that is wheel chair accessible to the requirement of elderly individuals to spiritually uplifting laces such as museums.
Morgan Library and Museum Disability Architecture
re Disability Access in Renzo Piano’s J.P. Morgan Library and Museum Building, New York City, USA
photo © Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery
24 Aug 2013 by Joel Solkoff
When I began this column I wrote: “The future of architecture is rapidly requiring you to redesign the world to meet the requirements of the largest generation in world history. Ours is an aging population in the process of developing disabilities–but a generation with the determination, education, political clout, and for many the wealth to live independently none-the-less.”
Architecture Articles for e-architect
photo by Michel Denancé, provided by permission of the Morgan Library and Museum
Architectural News Archive
Architecture Walking Tours
photo © Joe Lekas
Sustainable Architecture news : Carbon Emissions Rise – radical plan required
Architecture Studio Profile : Norton Ellis Architects
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