Rafael Viñoly’s masterplan for the Battersea Power Station in Central London
Tuesday, 16 November 2010 08:13
Major step in regeneration of the largest undeveloped space in Central London

Wandsworth Council Approves Battersea Power Station Planning Application. The next stage of the process will see the application go to the Mayor of London and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for their consideration.
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Aerial from North East

According to the developer, Wandsworth Council’s approval of the planning application in Central London is a major step towards realizing the vision for Battersea Power Station, and follows a comprehensive consultation programmes for a property development in the UK, consisting of extensive dialogue in over 300 meetings with local groups and stakeholders, 3 public exhibitions and over 16,000 visitors to Battersea Power Station.
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 November 2010 11:28
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Frank Williams Architect
Monday, 15 November 2010 11:00
Frank-WilliamsLast February, the architecture community lost a prominent figure with the passing away of Frank Williams. For over forty years, Mr. Williams designed dozens of skyscrapers that impact the skylines of many cities like New York, Dubai, and Shanghai.

After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley and receiving a master’s degree from Harvard, Frank Williams taught at Columbia University for four years before opening his own office, Frank Williams & Partners in New York. Since then, the firm has received many honors, including those from the Municipal Art Society of New York and the American Institute of Architecture. Mr. Williams died on February 25th, 2010, he was 73.


A new book about the late Frank Williams has just been released in September. The book, with a strikingly elongated format, starts with an introduction by the architect, then features 35 skyscrapers designed by Mr. Williams, including renderings and photographs. While going through these mega-buildings, one can notice the architect's attention to details, as well his constant effort in bringing those huge volumes to the human scale.


Skyscrapers, assume a role that goes far beyond its functional requirements. They are are symbolic landmarks that define a city's skyline. Their stylistic form-givers vary from cultural background of the host city to the technological criteria that allow those building to go ever so higher.
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 May 2011 11:06
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Olson Kundig Architects - Lightcatcher at Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, WA
Monday, 15 November 2010 07:56

The Lightcatcher Building will be newest addition to the Whatcom Museum. It is located in the downtown area of Bellingham, WA, within a newly created, Arts and Cultural District, which includes restored adjacent landmarks. Olson-Kundig-Lightcatcher-14

The Museum’s mission is to provide informative, innovative and interactive educational programs and exhibitions about art and Northwest history and the influences that affected their evolution. It seeks to stimulate inquiry about our changing cultural, natural and historical landscapes, for the youngest to the oldest minds, and to inspire preservation of and creative contributions to our region. The Museum’s collection holds more than 200,000 artifacts and art pieces of regional importance, including a vast photographic archive.

All Photographs by Tim Bies/Olson Kundig Architects
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 November 2010 11:27
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Greening Modernism: How a Defining Movement of the 20th-Century Can Inform 21st-Century Real Estate Development
Saturday, 13 November 2010 00:00
Modernism was the defining cultural movement of the 20th century. While its application to the built environment lacked our understanding of resource constraints, its hallmark was, in fact, a precursor of today's quest for sustainability: realizing maximum value from minimal means tailored to local conditions.

WHERE: The William and Anita Newman Conference Center, Room 750, 151 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010


Over time, Modernism's precepts were misapplied or neglected, with damaging results. But its power is undimmed. By applying its integrative, analytic rigor and its focus on solving problems at the deepest level, we can both serve sustainability goals and enrich our quality of life. And we can honor and reclaim the authenticity of place.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 November 2010 07:37
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Canadian Inter-University Competition
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Friday, 12 November 2010 08:26

The 16th edition of the Interuniversity ‘Charrette’ in architecture, urban planning, design and landscape architecture has just ended on Wednesday evening with the naming of the award winners by the jury.


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The competition, held under the auspices of the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) and Montreal-based universities (Université de Montréal, UQÀM and McGill University), inpartnership with other Canadian universities, challenged students and interns by inviting them to reflect on issues and problematics in contemporary architecture, on the theme of “Making another city/stitching/connecting/sharing.”

 

The Award Winners

 

A tie resulted in the awarding of two first prizes, to a team of students from Carleton University composed of Benoît Lagacé, Adam Johnston, Jessica MacDonald, Cipriano Nolan, and Josh Armstrong, and to a team of two young UQAM graduate interns, Anik Poirier and Albane Guy. There were also two honourable mentions, for participants from McGill University and Université de Montréal

 

Last Updated on Friday, 12 November 2010 09:02
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Revisiting NORD Architects - Natural Science Center in Bjerringbro, Denmark
Friday, 12 November 2010 00:00

Featured on Archinnovations.com back in October 2009, the project has just been nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award. We would to pay it another visit, adding a couple of more photographs to this innovative building designed by NORD Architects in Copenhagen.
Nord_Natural_Science_01The center is an iconographic light tower for innovative education and knowledge production within natural science.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 November 2010 11:25
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3Deluxe - Hillside House, Private Residence
Friday, 12 November 2010 11:20

For a 3.700sqm tree-covered hillside plot in South West Germany 3deluxe are currently planning a superlative private residence: The two-storey luxury bungalow with an effective area of roughly 650sqm is defined by a coherent design concept, individualised down to the last detail. The unique design comprising all elements of architecture, interior construction and furnishing includes a large number of constructive and technical special developments.
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Last Updated on Thursday, 25 November 2010 11:26
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