- Haute couturier Missoni is building hotels. Zac Posen is kitting-out the 16 West 21st Street condos, and Jean Paul Gaultier is trying his hand at upholstered soft furnishings. The worlds of fashion, furniture, finishes and interior design have never been separate – but now they’re more entwined than ever before. While this embracing of cross-disciplinarity is adding to the diversity and creativity of the global A+D community, we are beginning to notice that these heretofore &lsq
- XYX Lab’s aim is to investigate the way women and girls are affected by space and design, with a particular focus on urban and public transport spaces.
- A carefully considered rebuilding of a coastal semidetached home by Jason Gibney Design Workshop.
- What might it mean to ‘queer’ architecture – as a workplace, a professional identity, a series of processes and practices, or the built places that emerge from them? This was the catalyst for debate at the Queering Architecture? panel discussion on Sunday, an event run by XYX Lab and organised as part of Melbourne Design Week. […]
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- As a leading international architectural practice in the elderly living sector, ThomsonAdsett has appointed Ann-Maree Ruffles as the new joint group director – seniors living, to lead the company’s design growth in this increasingly important and changing sector. Ann-Maree’s appointment was a highly strategic decision by ThomsonAdsett. Designing aged care and seniors living communities that […]
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- There's an allure of being the boss that promises complete artistic control and the ability to pick and choose projects at will. In reality, this is seldom the case, and it's not so much starting a practice as it is starting a business.
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- Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), together with Copenhagen Zoo, Schønherr Landscape Architects and consulting engineers MOE, has released designs for Copenhagen Zoo’s new Panda House. The structure is the second architecturally-designed enclosure to be constructed at Copenhagen Zoo, with Norman Foster having completed an award-winning elephant enclosure in 2008. The Panda House design bears a yin and yang […]
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- Igneous rock is formed by the cooling and solidifying of molten materials, which makes it an apt name for James Walsh and Ashley Allen’s radiant circular wall light made by the casting and firing of bluestone.The Igneous Light emerged from James’ honours thesis at RMIT. “Essentially it was an exploration of material and process that later developed into researching what is iconic about Melbourne,” James explains. So as he looked around his native city, James saw the rich
- Widely credited as Melbourne's first laneway bar, Meyers Place initiated by Six Degrees Architects, is set to close following the expiration of its lease.
- Scandinavian Business Seating commissioned Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet to investigate ‘active sitting’ at work. The results of the study, which focused on a HÅG chair with a centre-tilt mechanism, may surprise you.HÅG has long been a pioneer of ‘active sitting’ with its Balanced Movement Mechanism™. “Without even being aware of it, you move when sitting on a chair with centre-tilt,” says Bas van der Doelen, Lead Ergonomis
- The Design Bar at the SFF is every designer’s dream. Year after year, this one-week-only pop-up restaurant and a design exhibition exists to throw a spotlight on one exceptional Nordic design studio. This year, the fair enlisted the expertise of Note Design Studio to create an eye-popping restaurant within the fair.Working from the SSF 2017 theme, Sulla Bocca di Tutti, meaning “on everybody’s lips”, Note produced a warm and ‘I almost want to eat the furniture’
- The American suburbs are the next fertile ground for architectural and urban experimentation. Seen here: One Connecticut town <a href='https://archpaper.com/2017/01/meriden-green-mall-connecticut/'>swaps a derelict mall for a 14.4-acre, community-centered green space</a>. Image © Clem Kasinskas
This article was originally published by The Architect's Newspaper as "The American suburbs are the next fertile ground for architectural and urban experimentation."The last twenty-o
- © Nelson KonArchitects: Una ArquitetosLocation: Vila Mariana, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, BrazilAuthors: Cristiane Muniz, Fábio Valentim, Fernanda Barbara, Fernando ViégasArea: 5085.55 m2Project Year: 2016Photographs: Nelson Kon Collaborators: Eduardo Martorelli, Hugo Bellini, Igor Cortinove, Marta Onofre, Paula Saito, Pedro Domingues Silva, Ana Julia Chiozza, Luisa Cleaver, Marie Lartigue, Thiago Benucci, Julia Jabur Zemella Huma Team: Beatriz Bertho, Fabio
- © Gensler
Gensler New York has revealed designs for a 200,000-square-foot renovation of the recently landmarked 601 Lexington Avenue, commonly known by its former title, Citicorp Center. The plans will update the entry plaza as well as add a new atrium space housing a range of dining and retail options, giving the site a rejuvenated space for the entire neighborhood to utilize.The project will be the biggest change to the unique building since its construction in 1977 and famed enginee
- © Malcolm Reading Consultants / David Springford
The Ross Development Trust, in collaboration with the City of Edinburgh Council and Malcolm Reading Consultants, has announced the seven finalists teams that will compete for the design of the new Ross Pavilion in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland. Located in West Princes Street Gardens below Edinburgh Castle and at the intersection of the UNESCO World Heritage recognized Old and New Towns, the £25 million project will feature a landmark
- Randwick and Waverley councils have announced that they will introduce a panel made up of architects and urban planners to consult on upcoming projects in the area.
- The first week of the 2017 Asia Pacific Architecture Forum highlighted the diversity of work undertaken by architects across the region.
- The 2017 Shaw Contract Design Awards get better with each announcement, and the addition of a talent like Mel Mackenzie is a great expansion of the judging panel. Mackenzie will be joining the market award judging panel to cast her experienced eye on the detailed design stories, encompassing sustainability & environmental goals, innovative design solutions, as well as the Shaw Contract flooring’s contribution to design objectives, of a range of architectural projects and designs.M
- © Hertha HurnausArchitects: trans_cityLocation: Fuchsröhrenstraße 17, 1110 Wien, AustriaArchitects In Charge: Mark Gilbert, Christian AulingerDesign Team: Christian Aulinger, Mark GilbertRealisation: Sonja Reisinger Brigitta Sponer, (Project Managers)Michael Pulman, Ricardo Oliveira, Michael KoenigArea: 518.0 m2Project Year: 2016Photographs: Hertha Hurnaus, Daniel HawelkaPartner In Charge: Mark GilbertLandscape: Büro Kern + PartnerBuilding Physics : Büro Kern + PartnerS
- Green Flag Awards are given to parks that demonstrate high horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability, community involvement and a warm welcome.
- In this fifth episode of GSAPP Conversations, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Director of Columbia GSAPP’s Historic Preservation Program, speaks with Carlos Bayod Lucini and Adam Lowe (Factum Arte). Based between Madrid, London and Milan, the practice was founded by Lowe and has become internationally renowned for setting new standards in digital documentation and redefining the relationship between originality and authenticity. Here they discuss Factum Arte’s work, inc
- © Brigida González Architects: f m b architektenLocation: Wettestraße 1, 74385 Pleidelsheim, GermanyArchitects In Charge: Norman Binder, Andreas-Thomas Mayer Area: 1890.0 m2Project Year: 2016Photographs: Brigida González , Andreas-Thomas Mayer Structural Engineer: Bornscheuer, Drexler, Eisele – Stuttgart, GermanyBuilding Physics: Bobran Ingenieure – Stuttgart, GermanyBuilding Services: Rentschler u. Riedesser – Filderstadt, GermanyBuilding Services Elec
- This is the fourth issue we’ve published since we changed direction last year to focus on the business of architecture and there is a recurring theme in this issue – marketing, PR and the whole unsavoury business of selling oneself and one’s wares.
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- © Ansis StarksArchitects: Mailitis ArchitectsLocation: Songshan Mountain, Dengfeng, Zhengzhou, ChinaArchitect In Charge: Austris Mailītis, Valters Murāns, Ints Menģelis, Kārlis Melzobs, Dina Suhanova, Andra Odumāne, Jekaterina OlonkinaArea: 614.8 m2Project Year: 2016Photographs: Ansis Starks Vertical Wind Tunnels: Aerodium© Ansis Starks
From the architect. The Songshan Mountain known as spiritual "Centre of Heaven and Earth" features a significant Buddhist pres
- Entries have opened for the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture, as well as other related awards for public artwork, which are worth more than $120,000
- The Avalon Beach Apartment involves a complete renovation to a tired, original 1970s two-bedroom apartment located in the relaxed, picturesque Northern Beaches of Sydney. The brief was simple: provide a more functional apartment to better suit a professional couple and their beloved bulldog.
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- Genton Architecture has been announced as the winner of the Frankston Station redesign competition, with a floating screen structure which draws inspiration from the beach.
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- Construction of the two-hundred-hectare JMD Design and Western Sydney Parklands Trust-masterplanned Bungarribee Park is complete and open to the public.
- The pieces are step away from the "traditional design aesthetic of gleaming white and chrome features" dominating bathroom design.
- The Victorian government has announced the winner of a competition to design the redevelopment of Frankston Railway Station in Melbourne's south-east.
- © Hyosook ChinArchitects: aoa architectsLocation: Eumseong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do, South KoreaArchitects In Charge: Jaewon Suh, Euihaing LeeDesign Team: Sooyeon AhnArea: 131.3 m2Project Year: 2016Photographs: Hyosook Chin, Jaewon Suh Construction : REPERE (Junseok Hahn)© Jaewon Suh
From the architect. It is a very romantic imagination to build a house in the middle of a green rice field, but the reality was not so easy to get sentimental. The house could not be free from the gaze of ot
- Gavin Harris reports on five trends he discovered at the biggest event for Scandinavian design.
- © Marc GoodwinArchitects: SuperimposeLocation: Hangzhou, Zhejiang, ChinaDesign Team: Carolyn Leung, Ben de Lange, Ruben Bergambagt, Mika WollClient: Sun Commune Site: Tai Yang Valley, Sun Commune, Lin’an, Hangzhou, China Area: 243.0 m2Project Year: 2016Photographs: Marc Goodwin© Marc Goodwin
Inside the rural Tai Yang Valley, West of Hangzhou, the Sun Commune is a local initiative raising awareness of sustainable farming and promoting healthy living and outdoor activities for the
- © Bharath RamamruthamArchitects: architecture R/TLocation: Carona Village, Aldona, Goa 403508, IndiaArchitects In Charge: Tallulah D’Silva, Rajiv D’SilvaArea: 450.0 m2Project Year: 2012Photographs: Bharath Ramamrutham© Bharath Ramamrutham
Nivim is Goa’s first Gold rated green building certified by the IGBC – Indian Green Building Council in October 2013. It sits on a 1025 square meter property on a hill in a sleepy village in Goa. Before construction, the site h
- © Alessandro CeruttiArchitects: Damian Rogers ArchitectureLocation: Melbourne VIC 3004, AustraliaArea: 250.0 m2Project Year: 2015Photographs: Alessandro Cerutti Structural And Civil Engineer: Maurice Farrugia and AssociatesInterior Decoration And Design: Resident AvenueBuilder: DuoBuilt© Alessandro Cerutti
From the architect. The bold form of the extension linking the two existing buildings, has been abstracted from the existing roof forms and respectfully acknowledges the heritage dwe
- © Ping An Finance Center
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced the completion of the Ping An Finance Center in Shenzhen, China, according to CTBUH tall building criteria. At 599 meters (1965 feet), it is now officially the second tallest building in China and the fourth tallest in the world, behind only the Burj Khalifa, Shanghai Tower and Makkah Royal Clock Tower.Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), the Ping An Finance Center is located in th
- © KSA ArchitektenArchitects: Kyncl Schaller ArchitektenLocation: Neu-Ulm, GermanyArchitect In Charge: Peter KynclProject Year: 2013Photographs: KSA Architekten© KSA Architekten
From the architect. In the green belt of the city, the Professional and Technical High School has been renovated and extended. The design is functional, economical and it responds to social demands. © KSA Architekten
Comparable to a campus, it comprises of single free-standing buildings in a rura
- © BIG
BIG, in collaboration with Schønherr Landscape Architects and MOE, has revealed designs for a new yin-yang-shaped panda enclosure at the Copenhagen Zoo that will serve as the new home of two Chinese giant pandas upon their arrival in 2018.Located between several existing buildings, including the award-winning Elephant House by Foster + Partners, the circular shaped habitat will be split to create separate enclosures for the male and female pandas; to increase the probabili
- © Bruce DamonteArchitects: Fougeron ArchitectureLocation: 2148 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, United StatesArchitect In Charge: Anne Fougeron Area: 45000.0 ft2Project Year: 2016Photographs: Bruce Damonte Client: Freada Klein Kapor, Mitch Kapor Client's Representative: Michael Simmons Property DevelopmentLandscape Architect: Hood StudioArtists: Claudy Jongstra, Jane AdamsContractor: Oliver and Company© Bruce Damonte
For its new headquarters, The Kapor Center commissioned Fougeron Architec
- © Adam MørkArchitects: Schmidt Hammer Lassen ArchitectsLocation: 9800 Hjørring, DenmarkLocal Architect: Arkitektfirmaet Finn ØstergaardArea: 4200.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Adam Mørk Client: Hjørring Municipality RealdaniaEngineers: Brix & Kamp A/S,ALECTIA A/SLandscape Architect: LIW Planning ApsOther Consultants: Gade & Mortensen Akustik A/S;AIX Arkitekter AB; Filippa Berglund, scenography, architect maaConstruction Cost: € 24 million
- [Architecture can] change the life of people and give them a new one right away. This is not a job for normal people to do. This should be the work of God. In this video from the Louisiana Channel Chinese architect, Pritzker Prize Laureate and co-founder (with Lu Wenyu) of the Amateur Architecture Studio Wang Shu shares his perspective on contemporary architecture and what it means to be an architect today. "Architecture is not just an object that you place in the enviro
- © Ariana Zilliacus
Maybe it's a result of long studio hours, the fact that architectural thinking tends to seep into every aspect of life, or a combination of other factors—but it's certain that architects have a culture all their own. Weird obsessions feel so commonplace in our closed social circles that it's easy to forget how bizarre some of our little quirks can appear to people on the outside. If you're an architect with a friend whose architectural knowledge pretty muc
- © Diego Medina Architects: Ariel GaleraLocation: Cariló, Buenos Aires Province, ArgentinaArchitect In Charge: Ariel GaleraDesign Team: Ariel Galera, Diego Ballario, Cesar Amarante, Francisco VillamilArea: 435.0 m2Project Year: 2016Photographs: Diego MedinaEngineer: Javier MendiaSurveyor: Claudio D eramoLandscaping: Pasesaggio© Diego MedinaFrom the architect. Impala House is a box, a big container, built in the forest of Cariló, in front of a forest reserve. The residence
- A simple question: should A+D have a check-up? It sounds facetious, but this question isn’t too ridiculously outlandish after all. You see, our creative practitioners across A+D are beginning to look further afield, to equally advanced and tech-embracing practitioners in unrelated sectors. Among these, the medical field in particular is proving to be eye-opening. And it all started more than 50 years ago. 1960s-1980s : Revolutionising the Medical World In the late 1960s Alva
- Interstudio is excited to introduce the Skagerak furniture range to Australia. The Danish brand is synonymous with well-crafted furniture.
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- The 8,500-square-metre redevelopment consists of a teaching building and an extension to the existing veterinary hospital at Werribee campus.
- It’s all too easy to write off award programmes as an exercise in vanity, self-congratulation, or ego inflation. It’s easy, that is, to focus solely on the end-result: trophies.The reality, however, is far more nuanced and meaningful than most are willing to credit. Honour. Distinction. Tribute. Appreciation. An award demarcates an especial quality of achievement – they act equally as milestones and gold standards. They are, quite simply, the indicators of our own drive as an i
- Victoria Harbour in Melbourne is the greenest precinct in the Southern Hemisphere and the new residential development by Lendlease is set to offer a collection of world-class, sustainable buildings with a variety of apartment, freehold townhouses, marina homes and penthouses. However, not yet fully realised and constantly evolving, the challenge of developing a sales and leasing centre for Victoria Harbour lay in how to articulate Lendlease’s vision of the future of the project. Technē
- A second commercial tower designed by Denton Corker Marshall in a 2.5-hectare Melbourne CBD development has been approved.
- © Karl Beath Architects: Elphick Proome ArchitectsLocation: Harry Gwala Rd, Westville, 3629, South AfricaArea: 832.0 m2Project Year: 2006Photographs: Karl BeathQuantity Surveyors: Francis Williams-Jones Kgole Structural Engineers: Young & Satharia Electrical Engineers: Ugesi ConsultingMechanical Engineers: BD&O Design Partnership Landscape Architects: Uys & WhiteMain Contractor: Construction ID© Karl BeathFrom the architect. Prior to the formal sub-division of the larger si
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