Archinect - News 2017-04-26T13:54:28-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149999686/city-of-london-s-one-poultry-to-become-design-led-creative-office City of London’s One Poultry to become design-led creative office Abigail Banfield 2017-03-27T13:43:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T13:44:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wt/wty3pg1qcwjib4ps.jpg" width="650" height="449" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Development manager General Projects, along with architects BuckleyGrayYeoman, have been commissioned to re-establish the building as a Grade A HQ office and retail building, thoughtfully designed around the evolving needs of today&rsquo;s creative sector businesses, whilst celebrating and reconstituting the building&rsquo;s original splendour as a masterpiece of modern British architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>One Poultry, </em>completed almost two decades ago in 1998, is both an iconic and striking building, located above Bank underground station in the heart of the City, with neighbours including the Royal Exchange and the Bank of England. Recently awarded Grade II* listing, <em>One Poultry</em>, with its characteristic, colourful material usage and prominent positioning, is truly a landmark building. Recent <a href="http://bustler.net/events/9087/mies-van-der-rohe-james-stirling-circling-the-square" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">exhibitions</a>, books, and talks have focused on the history of this project; of the start of the site, and the turbulent unbuilt plans of the previous Mies van der Rohe design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/la/la04kxz3lf0xwcak.jpg"></p><p>BuckleyGrayYeoman's scheme,&nbsp;which will deliver 110,000sqft of inspirational Grade A offices, will maintain the solid, inspirational, postmodernist style with commissioned artwork, generous facilities, and &lsquo;gallery-style volumes&rsquo; including ceilings soaring to almost four metres.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6g/6gjz28ouih1l7w1v.jpg"></p><p>The surrounding area is soon to reflect the City&rsquo;s &lsquo;vibrant future&rsquo; too, with a new hotel from the Soho House Group and the Foster + Partners design fo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999137/daniel-libeskind-to-design-spiraling-garden-tower-and-new-east-thiers-station-in-france Daniel Libeskind to design spiraling garden tower and new East Thiers Station in France Justine Testado 2017-03-23T18:36:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T12:14:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ph/ph7xuyfr9hv3zsvx.jpg" width="650" height="464" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's a double-win for <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1493/studio-daniel-libeskind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Daniel Libeskind</a>, who was recently selected to design two mixed-use projects in France: the Occitanie Tower in Toulouse and the East Thiers Train Station in Nice. The projects unveil a new development strategy for both cities that was set forth by commercial real estate firm&nbsp;Compagnie de Phalsbourg.</p><p>As Toulouse's first skyscraper, the Occitanie Tower will take over the former site of the Gare Matabiau postal sorting center in the city's evolving business district.&nbsp;The &ldquo;curvaceous&rdquo; tower will be a 150-meter-tall glass structure wrapped in a spiraling &ldquo;ribbon&rdquo; of vertical gardens (designed by landscape architect Nicolas Gilsoul) that will start from street level up to the 40th floor &mdash; a reference to the Canal du Midi that winds through the city, according to the architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i4/i4kvuivdy8aldkpm.jpg"><br><em>Occitanie Tower, Toulouse.&nbsp;Rendering by MORPH.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qf/qffpwwof8a6rnel7.jpg"><br><em>Occitanie Tower, Toulouse. Rendering by LUXIGON.</em></p><p>The scheme includes 11,000 square meters of office space, a Hilton hotel, 120 apartment units...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997855/foster-partners-wins-upper-orwell-crossings-competition-in-ipswich Foster + Partners wins Upper Orwell Crossings Competition in Ipswich Abigail Banfield 2017-03-17T04:47:00-04:00 >2017-03-17T10:23:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ji/jirp6bcmrrfohjcj.jpg" width="650" height="844" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Winning the Upper Orwell Crossings Competition is Foster + Partners with two new river crossings and a strategic scheme which revives connectivity in the town of Ipswich. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k7/k7pgp0mbdyjy43y0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ab/abk1kx53tv410uhi.jpg"></p><p>Including the refurbishment of an existing lock, Foster + Partners have created a comprehensive way in which to revitalise the heart of the town through the improved&nbsp;connectivity and new public spaces. The project places the River Orwell at the centre, with a focus on encouraging walking and cycling in this place of natural beauty. Their approach to the site was described by Suffolk County Council as &nbsp;being a &ldquo;very appropriate response to the waterfront context and townscape, as well as acting as a catalyst for regeneration of the wider harbour area.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vl/vl6k5cfzk2satajg.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p9/p9pv8sda9hl8dsot.jpg"></p><p>The practice, for whom &ldquo;Ipswich holds a special place in [their] hearts&rdquo; (their landmark project, the Willis Faber building,1975, was one of the first to be designed by the firm), were chosen as the winners by a panel including Sir Michael Hopkins CBE with Lady...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997049/691-new-homes-in-north-london-given-the-go-ahead-by-sadiq-khan 691 New Homes in North London given the go-ahead by Sadiq Khan Abigail Banfield 2017-03-14T11:54:00-04:00 >2017-03-14T11:54:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j3/j3m1ozidjxgvf3qp.jpg" width="636" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Announcing the decisions, Khan said he had fully considered all the evidence available and was &ldquo;confident&rdquo; both high-density developments would deliver hundreds of genuinely affordable homes for Londoners. &ldquo;Building the homes Londoners urgently need will mean town centres and suburbs becoming denser, so we expect developers to continue to come up with high-quality designs which don&rsquo;t have a negative impact on their surroundings.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Overruling councillors in two north London Boroughs, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has approved an Allies and Morrisson scheme in Tottenham Hale and another in Harrow by Moss Architecture; both will be high-density housing developments which together will deliver 691 new homes for Londoners within 30 minutes of central London.</p><p>Khan spoke of the schemes&rsquo; close proximity to transport, and potential to provide affordable homes, as key factors in giving these developments the green-light. He also noted the changes made to these schemes to ensure the protection of &ldquo;our precious Green Belt&rdquo;. This decision comes at a time where overcrowding and unaffordable housing is prevalent in the press and in parliament. &nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993018/di-b-do-francis-k-r-announced-as-serpentine-pavilion-2017-designer Diébédo Francis Kéré announced as Serpentine Pavilion 2017 designer Abigail Banfield 2017-02-21T11:36:00-05:00 >2017-02-21T13:25:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mo/mobxdnf91903zwg7.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>" Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;, the award-winning architect from Gando, Burkino Faso, has been commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2017, responding to the brief with a bold, innovative structure that brings his characteristic sense of light and life to the lawns of Kensington Gardens. "</p></em><br /><br /><p><br>Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;, Photo by Erik Jan OuwerkerkSerpentine Galleries have revealed that this year's pavilion will be designed by Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;. The pavilion's design responds to the changeable British climate, whilst being influenced K&eacute;r&eacute;'s ecological design ethos which drives his Berlin-based practice. &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xo/xosndasrhi7qqw11.jpg"></p><p>Last year's <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149950034/touring-big-s-2016-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">design </a>by BIG drew in huge crowds, and acted as a discussion piece throughout the summer.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0c/0c10wv5md2q03c74.jpg"><br>Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;, Photo by Erik Jan Ouwerkerk</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992578/big-s-winning-design-for-the-new-san-pellegrino-flagship-factory BIG's winning design for the new San Pellegrino flagship factory Justine Testado 2017-02-17T20:18:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T00:35:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1g/1gj4549ixcz6wyyb.jpg" width="650" height="618" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In hopes to bring tourism into the area, San Pellegrino will soon have a brand new flagship factory in San Pellegrino Terme, where the sparkling-water brand has resided since 1899. Bjarke Ingels Group had the winning proposal to design the new bottling factory in a competition against MVRDV, Sn&oslash;hetta, and Architetto Michele De Lucchi.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t0/t07c7k7l64c6ljdw.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7f/7fh5v8p7bt6g526m.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dr/dri7a0krbqmumr2q.jpg"></p><p>At 17,500 m2, the&nbsp;&euro;90 million building pays tribute to its mountainous environment and San Pellegrino's heritage. &ldquo;Rather than imposing a new identity on the existing complex, we propose to grow it out of the complex,&rdquo; Bjarke Ingels said in a statement. &ldquo;We propose to wash away the traditional segregation between front and back of house, and to create a seamless continuity between the environment of production and consumption, and preparation and enjoyment.&ldquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z7/z7jzu1m39sufr1xa.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jb/jbkujczapcgyoq5d.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lb/lbjo0ohymwvj8wlj.jpg"></p><p>In addition to the production facility, the new building will include offices for San Pellegrino staff and public spaces open to visitors. BIG's design reinvents elements of classic Italian architect...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992122/finalists-announced-for-the-european-union-prize-for-contemporary-architecture-mies-van-der-rohe-award Finalists Announced for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture—Mies van der Rohe Award Nicholas Korody 2017-02-15T12:51:00-05:00 >2017-02-20T01:08:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b5/b5uknoi9l645lrea.jpg" width="650" height="441" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The European Commission and the Fundaci&oacute; Mies van der Rohe have revealed the five finalists for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture &mdash; Mies van der Rohe Award. The Award, the official architecture prize of the EU, comes with &euro;60,000.</p><p><strong>This year&rsquo;s finalists are:</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z9/z9t6dg45iuluggeo.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lz/lzaf95u7eily2fqh.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ur/ur9rdsj69p93656e.jpg"></p><p>Name of work: deFlatKleiburg, Amsterdam, NL</p><p>Offices: NL Architects and XVW architectuur, Amsterdam</p><p>Authors: Walter van Dijk(NL) and Xander Vermeulen Windsant (NL)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fc/fc274tlafodod2i5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wl/wl21ro6dzmf2e3u0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z3/z3s52znj6okyxv2k.jpg"></p><p>Name of work: Ely Court, London, UK</p><p>Office: Alison Brooks Architects, London</p><p>Authors: Alison Brooks (UK)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b5/b5uknoi9l645lrea.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8e/8e4wzogu9t8k9oxj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wh/whl80ng39fwhbean.jpg"></p><p>Name of work: Kannikeg&aring;rden, Ribe, DK</p><p>Office: Lundgaard&amp;Tranberg Architects, Copenhagen</p><p>Authors: LeneTranberg (DK) and BojeLundgaard (DK)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i2/i2ktikt3eiz2nke9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/90/90lna9788ptfortb.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1t/1t0pggrhehbr1ubl.jpg"></p><p>Name of work: Katyn Museum, Warsaw, PL</p><p>Office: BBGK Architekci, Warsaw</p><p>Authors: Jan Belina-Brzozowski (PL) and Konrad Grabowiecki(PL)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jj/jjfon9mrkzrdtjrq.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9n/9n6mtwv7fiaxdbfk.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o7/o7dapqzzg10z7fo1.jpg"></p><p>Name of work: Rivesaltes Memorial Museum, Rivesaltes/Ribesaltes, FR</p><p>Office: Rudy Ricciotti, Bandol</p><p>Author: Rudy Ricciotti(FR)</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991952/get-lectured-kent-state-university-florence-spring-17 Get Lectured: Kent State University Florence, Spring '17 Justine Testado 2017-02-14T15:18:00-05:00 >2017-02-14T15:18:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4z/4z89agoo7al5g348.jpg" width="650" height="919" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter &amp; Spring 2017</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session for Winter and Spring 2017.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Here's the Spring '17 lecture series lineup for the Kent State University CAED - Florence Program.</p><p><strong>Feb 7</strong><br>Dan Dorell / DORELL.GHOTMEH.TANE</p><p><strong>Mar 7</strong><br>David Trottin / PERIPHERIQUES</p><p><strong>Apr 4</strong><br>Fuensanta Nieto, Enrique Sobejano / Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos</p><p><strong>Apr 11</strong><br>Alfonso Femia, Gianluca Peluffo / 5+1AA</p><p>Lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. at Palazzo Vettori Via Cavour 26.</p><p>More info at <a href="http://www.ksuflorencecaed.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ksuflorencecaed.net</a>.</p><p>Check out previous posters on the Get Lectured&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/get-lectured/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>&nbsp;page!&nbsp;</p><p><strong><em>Want another way to share your school's events? Send them to B...</em></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149990866/peek-inside-the-new-dorte-mandrup-designed-wadden-sea-centre Peek inside the new Dorte Mandrup-designed Wadden Sea Centre Justine Testado 2017-02-07T19:51:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T13:44:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/13/13b8n2kclqpnuie7.jpg" width="650" height="281" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The newly redesigned Wadden Sea Centre is now in full operation at the&nbsp;Wadden Sea National Park, Denmark's largest national park and a UNESCO-appointed heritage site. Copenhagen-based&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/55355636/dorte-mandrup-arkitekter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter</a>,&nbsp;who designed&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149426414/perforated-sailing-tower-spotlights-denmark-s-commercial-aarhus-harbor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Sailing Tower</a>&nbsp;in Aarhus and won the&nbsp;Tr&auml;priset prize for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934533/jeanne-gang-dorte-mandrup-and-la-shed-are-among-this-week-s-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the R&aring;&aring; Day Care Center</a>,&nbsp;was put in charge of converting and expanding the Sea Centre&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114421352/kathryn-gustafson-yaohua-wang-renzo-piano-and-eckersley-o-callaghan-are-among-this-week-s-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2014</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mu/muypbcv7ikjkiko0.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hq/hq5n0oo2yeuk27vn.jpg"></p><p>The Sea Centre lets visitors learn about the unique backstory of the surrounding landscape, which is described as a resting place for some 15 million migratory birds. Costing approximately&nbsp;&euro;7.2 million (53 million DKK), the redesigned building now has&nbsp;2,800 square meters of exhibition space and large glass windows to allow ample sunlight and views of the landscape.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n7/n7vrl5qt1v2l8aje.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qk/qkf0s143o6tw9a7v.jpg"></p><p>Dorte Mandrup envisioned the building's design as &ldquo;a new sculptural interpretation&rdquo; rooted in the region's tradition and history &mdash; and quite literally too, in that the architects wanted the building to appear as if it had emerged from the ground.&nbsp;</p><p>Based ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149990092/get-lectured-syracuse-architecture-in-florence-spring-17 Get Lectured: Syracuse Architecture in Florence, Spring '17 Justine Testado 2017-02-03T18:25:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T22:21:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cg/cgvjt3ehp4bpm8pf.jpg" width="650" height="920" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter &amp; Spring 2017</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session for Winter and Spring 2017.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The Syracuse University in Florence will kick off their latest lecture series on February 7, featuring speakers like Javier Galindo of JGCH, Sam Jacob,&nbsp;Yasmin Vobis of Ultramoderne and more. The school also has upcoming exhibitions and symposia.</p><p>Lectures take place in Piazzale Donatello, 25 at 17:30, unless otherwise noted.</p><p><strong>LECTURES</strong></p><p><strong>Feb 7</strong><br>Javier Galindo</p><p><strong>Feb 21</strong><br>EC&Ograve;L</p><p><strong>Feb 28</strong><br>Sam Jacob</p><p><strong>Mar 13</strong><br>Andrew Holder</p><p><strong>Mar 21</strong><br>Yasmin Vobis</p><p><strong>Mar 29</strong><br>Matilde Cassani</p><p><strong>EVENTS</strong></p><p><strong>Feb 16<br>Present Tense</strong><br>18:30-20:00, Piazzale Donatello 25</p><p>Recent ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989851/get-lectured-uic-barcelona-foros-2017 Get Lectured: UIC Barcelona, Foros 2017 Justine Testado 2017-02-02T14:22:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T22:24:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/73/73hjh6akgs7lmtqt.jpg" width="650" height="919" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter &amp; Spring 2017</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session for Winter and Spring 2017.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>On February 6, the <a href="http://archinect.com/ArchitectureUICBarcelona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UIC Barcelona School of Architecture</a> will launch its 2017 Foros Lecture Series,&nbsp;&ldquo;The Agency of Architecture&rdquo;,&nbsp;as&nbsp;part of their 20th anniversary celebration. Directed by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/9215461/dpr-barcelona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dpr-barcelona</a> co-founder&nbsp;Ethel Baraona, the series&nbsp;seeks &ldquo;to give voice to practices that constantly strive to enrich, alter or call into question that which we believe the agency of architecture should be in our own environment&rdquo;.</p><p><strong>Feb 6</strong><br>Ines Weizman / Professor of Architectural Theory + Director of the Institute ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989837/the-future-architecture-platform-announces-winners-of-its-second-annual-competition The Future Architecture Platform Announces Winners of its Second Annual Competition Nicholas Korody 2017-02-02T12:31:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T22:06:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pi/pijcmhb4qgdhqpco.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Future Architecture Platform is &ldquo;the first pan-European platform of architecture museums, festivals and producers, bringing ideas on the future of cities and architecture closer to the wider public.&rdquo; In its second year, the Platform runs an open competition to choose emerging practices with innovative ideas about the future of architecture, which they then bring together in a series of events and exhibitions. One practice is chosen by public.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ea/eajfmcbu5jz4xa8t.jpg"></p><p>This year, the winner was <a href="http://arcnct.co/2jYucwN" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assembling Narratives</a>, a project by Danai Toursoglou Papalexandridou of Greece. The other winners, selected by the organization, are:</p><ul><li><a href="http://arcnct.co/2jYqIKN" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adriana Pablos Llona (Spain) with Urban homework for Europe</a></li><li><a href="http://arcnct.co/2jVOsN7" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alberto Martinez Garcia, Hector Rivera Bajo (Spain) with Hidden Architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://arcnct.co/2jYjyWQ" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bika Rebek, Matt Choot (Austria) with The Invisible Blanket</a></li><li><a href="http://arcnct.co/2jVPgS7" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Culture Territories Association (&#321;ukasz Pa&#322;czy&#324;ski, Agnieszka Ko&#322;aci&#324;ska, Jakub Andrzejewski, Hania Raniszewska, Natalia Kobyli&#324;ska, Adrian Kr&#281;&#380;lik) (Poland) with Culture Territories</a></li></ul><ul><li><a href="http://arcnct.co/2jYiQsp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DRRlab (Shar...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149988796/this-slick-staircase-restores-access-to-medieval-kal-castle-in-denmark This slick staircase restores access to medieval Kalø Castle in Denmark Justine Testado 2017-01-26T19:01:00-05:00 >2017-02-14T14:10:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7x/7xhdk6mro40v91y1.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Built in the 14th century on the Jutland peninsula in Denmark, the&nbsp;Kal&oslash; Castle ruins is one of the country's most iconic landmarks and tourist hotspots. But the medieval tower was largely inaccessible to the public, and lacked any internal structure for centuries. That all changed with a crafty intervention by Copenhagen-based&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/34030741/map-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAP Architects</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/35699844/mast-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mast-Studio</a>, who successfully designed a zig-zagging staircase inside the monument.</p><p>Commissioned by the Danish Ministry of the Environment, the architects completed the project in 2016. The 38 m2 staircase lets visitors enter and climb through the tower, which is 3 stories high and 2 stories deep. People can walk further up the stairs to access facade openings and balconies, where they can take in views of the surrounding landscape.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zf/zfrltpf80skeubvr.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rp/rpvsnbn15tbj6av9.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ld/ldqhhz8klce721pe.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4c/4cn3agqrq9bm13sb.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0a/0aht0zpjs3pzsd2z.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;The desire to allow the visitor to &lsquo;touch&rsquo; the archaeological layers of the tower, and simultaneously &lsquo;leave&rsquo; the ruin and &lsquo;levitate&rsquo; in the landscape was pivotal,&rdquo; MAP Architects writes. &ldquo;The building site was e...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980907/big-barcode-to-design-terraced-sluishuis-complex-in-amsterdam BIG + BARCODE to design terraced “Sluishuis” complex in Amsterdam Justine Testado 2016-11-30T18:58:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T20:51:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7v/7vyqdz8ifmgn3m0q.jpg" width="650" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> has another terraced building in the works. This time around, the practice led a team with Rotterdam-based <a href="http://archinect.com/barcodearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BARCODE Architects</a> to design the competition-winning scheme for&nbsp;&ldquo;Sluishuis&rdquo;, a new 46,000 m2 mixed-use development proposed for IJburg Lake at the edge of Amsterdam.&nbsp;</p><p>The residential complex will be a&nbsp;&ldquo;building inside the port, with a port inside the building,&rdquo; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/7054/bjarke-ingels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> says.&nbsp;Showing off different silhouettes at various vantage points, the building will also include 380 apartments,&nbsp;about&nbsp;4,000 m2 of commercial and public areas, 240 underground parking spaces,&nbsp;and a water-quality program that the architects say will provide enough room for up to 30 houseboats.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5e/5egol0tsmenteg8f.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y1/y18nct1y4qd60apt.jpg"></p><p>Toward the water, the building block lifts up to create a large opening that allows water from the IJ Lake to flow into the central courtyard as well as bring sunlight and views into the inner apartments of the building. The block then cascades downward and reveals more of itself toward the city.</p><p>A public promenade ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979155/latest-from-the-2016-world-architecture-festival-day-two-winners Latest from the 2016 World Architecture Festival: Day Two winners Justine Testado 2016-11-17T21:12:00-05:00 >2016-11-26T18:07:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/om/omx3i6ggkgnh3zwq.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's Day Two at the 2016 World Architecture Festival, which concluded with seven more winners in the Completed Building category and nine Future Projects winners. Now that all the category winners have been revealed, the design teams will face off in one final round of project critiques with the super jury. One project will then be crowned as the Future Project of the Year and another will be the overall-winning World Building of the Year 2016.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are a few of the Day Two winners.</p><p><strong>Completed Buildings - SHOPPING: Crystal Houses by MVRDV</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ra/ray204apazfba0f2.jpg"></p><p><strong>HIGHER EDUCATION &amp; RESEARCH: Investcorp Building for Oxford University by Zaha Hadid Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ow/ow2gbljvk7g4k3g6.jpg"></p><p><strong>HOTEL AND LEISURE: Fushengyu Hotspring Resort by Aim Architecture</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/53/53ioynkl3xdifavz.jpg"></p><p><strong>SPORT: Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre by HCMA Architecture + Design</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/x8/x8e1q33i470alpfs.jpg"></p><p><strong>FUTURE PROJECTS</strong></p><p><strong>COMPETITION ENTRIES: Chengdu City Music Hall by Aedas</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/iw/iwthlmmg2wrukjxu.jpg"></p><p><strong>CULTURE: Wangari Muta Maathai House by Boogertman + Partners Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/xu/xu7sd2ydibq784d4.jpg"></p><p>See the rest of the winning projects <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5307/the-2016-world-architecture-festival-day-two-category-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Related:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978915/the-2016-world-architecture-festival-day-one-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The 2016 World Architecture Festival Day One winners</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978915/the-2016-world-architecture-festival-day-one-winners The 2016 World Architecture Festival Day One winners Justine Testado 2016-11-16T19:50:00-05:00 >2016-11-28T12:43:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n9/n9kca7fdyefernn4.jpg" width="650" height="452" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Returning to Berlin after four years in Singapore, the 2016 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14206/world-architecture-festival" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a> is in full swing.&nbsp;Over 2,000&nbsp;architects and design enthusiasts&nbsp;flock to the two-day event to watch the live competition unfold before their eyes, as architecture teams go head-to-head to be crowned as either&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/510406/world-building-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Building</a>,&nbsp;Landscape, or Future Project of the Year on November 18.</p><p>As always, the competition attracts a high caliber of projects all vying to win big. Day One ended with the announcement of the&nbsp;Completed Building and Future Project category winners.&nbsp;Check out the projects below&nbsp;&mdash; and be on the lookout for the Day Two&nbsp;winners tomorrow!</p><p><strong>COMPLETED BUILDINGS</strong></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>HOUSING/House of the Year: House MM by OHLAB/Oliver Hernaiz Architecture Lab</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/lr/lrevkgcepkukx4xi.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>CIVIC + COMMUNITY: Salburua Civic Center by IDOM</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/i9/i9iezrbomhtg96pf.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>CULTURE: National Museum in Szczecin by Robert Konieczny-KWK Promes</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ye/ye9jp4lgreu1iomd.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>DISPLAY: The Waterfront Pavilion by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/5n/5n3ekj7zxy10zf5d.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>HOUSING: Aluminium Tip by Babin + Renaud</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/mq/mqjak9txd52i736d.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>MIXED USE: Malm&ouml; Live by schmidt h...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149976520/herzog-de-meuron-s-elbphilharmonie-will-open-on-november-5 Herzog & de Meuron's Elbphilharmonie will open on November 5 Justine Testado 2016-11-03T13:24:00-04:00 >2016-11-07T23:34:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d8/d8o4lhguxh0ghxqb.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/577/herzog-de-meuron" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron</a>'s Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg will finally welcome its first guests on November 5, following nearly a decade tainted with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90758694/hamburg-concert-hall-blame-game-begins-in-800-million-hall-saga" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cost overruns and planning delays</a>. Located in the rapidly developing HafenCity district, the crown-shaped concert hall proudly announced its completion this past Monday to the city&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/11/01/herzog-de-meuron-elbphilharmonie-hamburg-completed-lights/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in giant gleaming letters</a>&nbsp;that spelled out &ldquo;FERTIG&rdquo;, or &ldquo;Completed&rdquo; in German.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g3/g3ypzign4s1czv7k.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fm/fmz349c7eotu3xcx.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vf/vf3bw54bzl1382az.jpg"></p><p>Starting Saturday, the City of Hamburg will hand over day-to-day management to HamburgMusik. The complex includes three concert halls (the largest one seating 2,100 and designed by acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota), a music education area, and a &ldquo;Plaza&rdquo; where guests can take in&nbsp;panoramic views of the surrounding harbor. The restaurants, cafes and bars, and the hotel will also open. However, it seems the grand opening festivities will begin when the Elbphilharmonie hosts its first concert on January 11.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3j/3j7ic9df2vgfe1ge.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aa/aazafuj2xqorl4jm.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f6/f6elu8efrok0b4e8.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/km/kmvcksejmqt1cmvw.jpg"></p><p>You can also check out a cross-section of the project in the gallery below.</p><p>Previous news about t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149970286/closer-look-zaha-hadid-s-new-floating-port-house-in-antwerp Closer look: Zaha Hadid's new “floating” Port House in Antwerp Justine Testado 2016-09-23T18:07:00-04:00 >2016-10-17T17:04:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ym/ympl7d27dtqge7nw.jpg" width="650" height="694" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The glistening Port House in Antwerp is Zaha Hadid's latest project to be completed posthumously. But the glass building isn't mere folly. Built atop a disused historic fire station, the striking landmark operates as the new headquarters for the Port of Antwerp, Europe's second largest port.</p><p>ZHA was selected to design the new extension following a competition, in which the main objective was to preserve the original fire station, according to Port of Antwerp president Marc Van Peel. All five shortlisted competitors proposed a new structure above the building, but the Port deemed Zaha's design as &ldquo;the most brilliant&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kg/kgf3tyadlm1o5adv.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/la/laa6xfgsnqd3269w.jpg"></p><p>At 111 meters long and 21 meters high, the new glass extension &ldquo;floats&rdquo; above the old fire station. &ldquo;Like the bow of a ship, the new extension points towards the Scheldt, connecting the building with the river on which Antwerp was founded,&rdquo; ZHA describes.</p><p>The building&nbsp;also shows off a glazed facade of transparent and opaque triangular facets that allow sufficient natural l...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149970030/introducing-bjarke-ingels-floating-student-housing-urban-rigger Introducing Bjarke Ingels' floating student housing, "Urban Rigger" Julia Ingalls 2016-09-22T12:48:00-04:00 >2016-10-17T17:04:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pl/plfmt6xuq49wvc3c.jpg" width="650" height="443" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Bjarke Ingels has found the elusive silver lining in global sea level rise and the European affordable housing crisis in the form of "Urban Rigger," a series of inexpensive student housing complexes that are designed to float in the sea, especially in those cities which have dense urban cores next to the waterfront. The idea here is to provide students with affordable digs that are close to class while simultaneously making the most out of changing climate conditions and post-industrial port repurposing. The first complete Urban Rigger has already been assembled in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/3691/copenhagen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Copenhagen</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uj/ujway5j3sgyzcnlk.jpg"></p><p>According to an article in <a href="https://www.fastcodesign.com/3063804/bjarke-ingelss-next-project-reinventing-student-housing?partner=rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FastCompany</a>, "Each unit, which can house 12 students at once, is composed of modular shipping containers. These modules are powered by a photovoltaic array and use a heat-exchange system that draws upon the thermal mass of water to warm and cool the interiors. Meanwhile, an aerogel developed by NASA insulates the interiors."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oz/ozzf38v52e8rg9gf.jpg"></p><p>For the latest on Bjarke Ingels:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968706/play-arkinoid-arcade-on-big-s-website" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Play "Arkinoid" arcade on BIG...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149968931/get-lectured-syracuse-architecture-in-florence-fall-16 Get Lectured: Syracuse Architecture in Florence, Fall '16 Justine Testado 2016-09-16T14:58:00-04:00 >2016-09-19T18:07:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1i/1iiiz3ej4gqub32m.jpg" width="650" height="920" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2016</strong></a></p><p>Gearing up for another eventful school year this fall?&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>In addition to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/syracuse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse Architecture</a>'s ongoing&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968039/get-lectured-syracuse-university-fall-16" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">lecture series</a>, their study-abroad studio in Florence will soon feature their own lineup of speakers starting next month. Here they are:</p><p><strong>Oct 6</strong><br><strong>Point Supreme</strong> co-founders Konstantinos Pantazis and Marianna Rentzou from Athens</p><p><strong>Oct 7<br>Curtis Roth</strong>,&nbsp;a Fellow of the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart; Assistant Professor at the Knowlton School of Architecture at OSU</p><p><strong>Oct 11<br>Bryony Roberts</strong>,&nbsp;Visiting Professor at the Oslo School of Architecture ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964516/as-refugees-flood-into-the-country-germany-experiments-with-new-urban-planning-strategies As refugees flood into the country, Germany experiments with new urban-planning strategies Nicholas Korody 2016-08-22T12:37:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T00:37:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y7/y724v714su7ec0pl.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since August of 2015, Germany has become home to more than 1.1 million refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers. This influx has German architects and urban planners asking the question: &ldquo;Do we have a refugee crisis on our hands? Or a housing crisis combined with huge challenges to the ability of cities, job markets, and schools to integrate the newcomers?&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>[Doug Saunders]&nbsp;cautions that arrival cities are &ldquo;where the new creative and commercial class will be born, or where the next wave of tension and violence will erupt.&rdquo; The difference, he adds &ldquo;depends on how we approach these districts both organizationally and politically, and, crucially, in terms of physical structures and built form.&rdquo;</em></p><p>For more on the mass migrations transforming Europe, Africa and the Middle East, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149949024/one-student-s-solution-to-the-permanent-limbo-of-refugee-camps" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One student's solution to the permanent limbo of refugee camps</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149946026/photographing-the-jungle-of-calais-refugee-camp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photographing the 'Jungle' of Calais' refugee camp</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950085/fire-breaks-out-at-refugee-camp-in-the-duesseldorf-airport" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fire breaks out at refugee camp in the Duesseldorf airport</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944739/kenya-moves-to-shut-down-dadaab-the-world-s-biggest-refugee-camp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kenya moves to shut down Dadaab, the world's biggest refugee camp</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961407/olson-kundig-will-design-the-noah-s-ark-themed-children-s-museum-for-the-jewish-museum-berlin Olson Kundig will design the Noah's Ark-themed Children's Museum for the Jewish Museum Berlin Justine Testado 2016-08-03T20:25:00-04:00 >2016-08-10T00:01:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bb/bbz7msdgsny1t8jx.jpg" width="650" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Noah's Ark will be <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957994/leroy-s-ark-leroy-troyer-the-architect-behind-the-noah-s-ark-replica-at-ark-encounter-kentucky-s-new-biblical-theme-park-on-one-to-one-31" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">brought to life</a> once again in the upcoming Children's Museum on the Jewish Museum Berlin campus. The Jewish Museum Berlin Foundation&nbsp;launched an invite-only international competition this past January wherein participants added their own spin in incorporating the biblical story in their proposals. Late last month, Seattle-based <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/49784837/olson-kundig-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olson Kundig Architects</a> won the commission. Berlin-based Staab Architekten won second place, while Michael Wallraff ZT GmbH of Vienna received third.</p><p>Authored by Olson Kundig owner and principal Alan Maskin, their team's approach to the concept ultimately won the jury's favor with its playful depiction of the essential themes of the Children's Museum. Visitors both young and old will get to experience the museum as if they were Noah, exploring the space through interactive and imaginative installations that tailor to kids ages 5-12 years old.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ao/ao5g0dzcjvfr6wab.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nt/nttyhhsonl8skbnf.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;The design by Olson Kundig has the potential to unpack the biblical story in all its relevance, as ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959215/inside-the-mvrdv-house-the-firm-s-new-family-home-style-office Inside the MVRDV House, the firm's new family home-style office Justine Testado 2016-07-22T19:25:00-04:00 >2016-07-29T00:34:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9o/9o9nukxg2rzkmhr0.jpg" width="650" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/327/mvrdv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV</a> settled into their new office headquarters inside the remodeled Het Industriegebouw, nestled in the heart of Rotterdam. Now dubbed by the firm as the MVRDV House, the building was originally&nbsp;designed by iconic Dutch architect&nbsp;Hugh Maaskant in 1952.&nbsp;The new 2,400 square-meter interior is modeled like a family home, filled with ample working and gathering spaces that reflect the &ldquo;work hard, play hard&rdquo; balance many firms strive for in their office's design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qt/qt716vdx3ty80x45.jpg"><br><em>Photo &copy; Ossip van Duivenbode.</em></p><p>Now with 140 employees based in Rotterdam,&nbsp;&ldquo;[t]he expanding MVRDV family needed a new house,&rdquo; says MVRDV co-founder Jacob van Rijs.&nbsp;MVRDV's new office has&nbsp;&ldquo;everything that [a] home requires, a living room, a dining room, a sofa for the whole house to sit together,&rdquo; he described.&nbsp;Surrounded by various creative start-ups and design firms, MVRDV believes they fit right in their new neighborhood.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/go/gosqimz7vv9edwld.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6y/6yya6xtip74zn7nh.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mn/mnei91wekwjka0ax.jpg"><br><em>Photos &copy; Ossip van Duivenbode.</em></p><p>The Family Room serves as the firm's main communal space for social interaction...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958192/daniel-libeskind-to-design-shiny-mixed-use-building-in-vilnius Daniel Libeskind to design shiny mixed-use building in Vilnius Justine Testado 2016-07-15T21:25:00-04:00 >2016-07-18T17:59:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s8/s8t4qgov3ldmw9o5.jpg" width="650" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Daniel Libeskind is making his mark &mdash; in all its signature jagged, geometric wonder &mdash; throughout the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius. In addition to the Modern Art Centre of Vilnius and the Vilnius Beacon sports and wellness center at the Liepkalnis ski resort, Studio Libeskind won the competition to design a new mixed-use building complex on Konstitucijos Avenue 18B. Libeskind's winning scheme is a progression of glassy volumes &mdash; with the tallest tower reaching 18-stories</p></em><br /><br /><p>Get a glimpse of their winning scheme on Bustler.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944862/daniel-libeskind-turns-70-designs-musical-labyrinth-for-frankfurt-opera" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind turns 70; designs Musical Labyrinth for Frankfurt Opera</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141442659/architecture-is-a-field-of-repression-daniel-libeskind-on-childhood-memories-trauma-and-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Architecture is a field of repression": Daniel Libeskind on childhood memories, trauma, and architecture</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957588/provocative-architecture-debating-series-turncoats-goes-international Provocative architecture debating series Turncoats goes international Eleanor Marshall 2016-07-13T11:46:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T19:37:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mt/mtkif3mm4unjzp06.jpg" width="650" height="373" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Debates are rubbish. We've all been there: a panel of similar people with similar views taking it in turns to talk at length about their similar work - too polite, too deferential, too dull. At best they are lukewarm love-ins, critically impotent, elitist and stuffy. Turncoats is a shot in the arm.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Turncoats, a provocative architectural debating society that originated in London last year, has expanded to Scotland, the USA, Canada and Serbia, with more cities in the pipeline. The London originators have turned the premise into a franchise, inviting cities to apply for free and start a Turncoats debate series.&nbsp;The aim is to start confrontational and challenging architectural debate, and make it free for anyone who wants to listen. The premise of a Turncoats debate is the presentation of two opposing&nbsp;<a href="http://turncoats.world/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'theatrically provocative opening gambits'</a>, then, in the spirit of its name the opposing parties switch sides.&nbsp;</p><p>I attended <a href="http://www.turncoats.world/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Rip it Up and Start Again'</a>, held in Glasgow, Scotland last week. In the Turncoats tradition, mobile phones are placed in envelopes to prohibit recording and a 'shot in the dark' of tequila and a Turncoats badge is offered on arrival. The debate was held in an old glue factory, and the panel consisted of industry professionals arguing for and against the architec...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957367/planning-approved-for-redevelopment-of-portsmouth-prison Planning approved for redevelopment of Portsmouth Prison Abigail Banfield 2016-07-12T10:31:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T17:48:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1c/1crokj9bnsmhgkzu.jpg" width="580" height="387" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Portsmouth City Council has given Planning and Listed Building Consent for the repair and redevelopment of the former HMP Kingston in Portsmouth. FCBStudios will now commence the post-planning stages for the 230-unit residential scheme &ndash; a combination of re-modelled existing prison cell wings, chapel and infirmary, and new-build apartment buildings, including a landscape masterplan by Grant Associates.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Planning and Listed Building consent has been given for Feilden Clegg Bradley to redevelop former prison in Portsmouth (UK). The first phase is expected to focus on the existing grade-II buildings, early in 2017.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953040/sweden-tightens-its-refugee-policy-introduces-new-restrictions-for-asylum-seekers Sweden tightens its refugee policy, introduces new restrictions for asylum seekers Nicholas Korody 2016-06-21T13:52:00-04:00 >2016-06-21T16:16:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/np/np3uwoc2x3h53ctm.jpg" width="650" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sweden, once one of the most welcoming countries for refugees, on Tuesday introduced tough new restrictions on asylum seekers, including rules that would limit the number of people granted permanent residency and make it more difficult for parents to reunite with their children. The government said the legislation... was necessary to prevent the country from becoming overstretched by the surge of migration to Europe that began last year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As more and more refugees flood into Europe from the Middle East, Africa, and elsewhere, once-welcoming countries are increasingly tightening their borders. For more on this, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942324/tensions-build-at-athen-s-port-of-piraeus-the-first-stop-for-many-refugees-seeking-asylum-in-europe" target="_blank">Tensions build at Athen's port of Piraeus, the first stop for many refugees seeking asylum in Europe</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940715/germany-announces-new-integration-measures-for-migrants-and-refugees" target="_blank">Germany announces new integration measures for migrants and refugees</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146808835/sweden-plans-mass-expulsion-of-up-to-80-000-refugees" target="_blank">Sweden plans mass expulsion of up to 80,000 refugees</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136882061/a-world-divided-mapping-border-fences-globally" target="_blank">A world divided: mapping border fences globally</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952270/zaha-hadid-transforms-zurich-gallery-in-homage-to-artist-kurt-schwitters Zaha Hadid transforms Zurich gallery in homage to artist Kurt Schwitters Justine Testado 2016-06-17T14:03:00-04:00 >2016-06-20T13:08:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ig/igny7ikc64x24vak.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Upon first glance, the &ldquo;Kurt Schwitters: Merz&rdquo; exhibition is an enticing haven of artistic talent. The retrospective opened earlier this week at the Galerie Gmurzynska in Zurich. An exhibition involving Zaha Hadid is sure to be a visual treat, whether it's her work that is on display or if she designed an exhibition's setup. Hadid's design for this particular exhibition...is the late architect's homage to Kurt Schwitters' famous Merzbau.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ev/evx2euq1tfvkxeve.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fi/fi5n1mn0ezm67pzk.jpg"></p><p>See more photos of the exhibition <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4960/zaha-hadid-pays-homage-to-artist-kurt-schwitters-in-his-new-zurich-retrospective" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948008/zaha-hadid-s-repertoire-is-a-stunning-display-in-venice-s-palazzo-franchetti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's repertoire is a stunning display in Venice's Palazzo Franchetti</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949638/one-of-the-late-dame-zaha-hadid-s-final-designs-will-be-built-in-west-chelsea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One of the late Dame Zaha Hadid's final designs will be built in West Chelsea</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947436/inside-the-zaha-hadid-designed-50-million-high-line-penthouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside the Zaha Hadid-designed $50 million High Line penthouse</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951568/the-new-ikea-museum-will-open-its-doors-on-june-30 The new IKEA Museum will open its doors on June 30 Justine Testado 2016-06-14T19:13:00-04:00 >2016-06-17T23:52:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aq/aqlpbpyezgqvy6h2.jpg" width="650" height="469" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although the gargantuan stores of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22144832/ikea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IKEA</a> can already be public museums themselves, the Swedish retailer is preparing for the official opening of the IKEA Museum on June 30 in their&nbsp;&Auml;lmhult stomping grounds. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100111538/ikea-museum-set-to-open-in-sweden-in-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Originally expected</a> to open last fall, the&nbsp;7,000 square-meter museum will showcase the company's history and widespread influence that spans more than 70 years.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5l/5ljkeyrqf4vzjcvk.jpg"></p><p>The four levels of the museum will show off iconic furniture pieces like the KLIPPAN sofa and the BILLY bookcase, some 20,000 objects from the IKEA archives, a rotating temporary exhibition area, and a gift shop. And since this is the IKEA Museum, there will be a 170-seat restaurant simply called The Kitchen (or K&ouml;ket) &mdash; which will most likely serve <em>those</em> infamous IKEA meatballs, but &ldquo;with a new modern take&rdquo;!&nbsp;</p><p>The museum will also have a new educational department called The&nbsp;IKEA Museum School Programme that will offer guided tours (in Swedish, English, and German) and workshops related to topics on&nbsp;entrepreneurship, technolo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950260/last-chance-to-submit-your-world-architecture-festival-2016-entries Last chance to submit your World Architecture Festival 2016 entries! Archinect 2016-06-08T12:57:00-04:00 >2016-06-15T00:52:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uz/uzsk3b7mqr4m9tkm.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Only a few days left to submit your work to the anticipated <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945854/world-architecture-festival-2016-last-chance-to-enter-your-work" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival 2016</a>! Entries are due <strong>this Friday, June 10</strong>.</p><p>After four successful years in Singapore, WAF is making its way back to Europe in Berlin. The festival will take place on November 16-18 inside the Arena Berlin, which was previously used as Franz Ahrens&rsquo; historic former bus depot.</p><p>WAF and the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors (its co-located and just-as-popular sister event) are expected to attract more than 2,000 leading architects and designers worldwide for three days full of conference programs, awards, exhibitions, and fringe events. The World Architecture Festival competition is unique in that it everyone has a chance to win. Attendees will get to witness live presentations and critiques from talented architects and designers who come from all around the globe.</p><p>Set in the historically and architecturally rich German capital, the World Architecture Festival 2016 is expanding its fringe program, with...</p>