Prefab House In Rimavska Sobota / GutGut

Architects: GutGut
Location: Rimavská Sobota, Slovakia
Partners In Charge: Štefan Polakovič, Lukáš Kordík
Project Team: Štefan Polakovič, Lukáš Kordík, Peter Jurkovič, Roman Halmi, Jana Benková, Ivan Príkopský, Katarína Príkopská
Area: 3775.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of GutGut

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Open Call: Competition to Re-Structure Seoul’s Seunsangga Citywalk

The objective of the “Re-Structuring Seunsangga Citywalk” competition in Seoul is to renovate the deck and nearby public space of Seunsangga Complex to improve the pedestrian environment and connect with surrounding areas of various nature and thereby re-establish a pedestrian axis from north to south through Bukaksan Mountain, Jongmyo~Seunsangga Complex, and Namsan Mountain. Not only is Seunsangga Complex Seoul’s “urban-architectural heritage,” it is a compound of history, culture and industry that connects the surrounding area and various activities.

This project will revitalize Seunsangga Complex’s status as a center of pedestrian axis and urban industry by creating a space with new cultural value that will breathe life into the Seun District. The winning commission will be awarded “Phase 1 design contract.” More information and registration details, here.

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Video: Architect Rob Quigley on the 35-Year Struggle to Build the San Diego Library

“Big things don’t happen overnight,” says architect Rob Quigley, speaking to Breadtruck Films, “and civic buildings certainly don’t happen overnight.” The words ring true in the context of Quigley’s San Diego New Central Library, which opened in 2013 following a protracted 17… Sigue leyendo

Now is Time to Apply to Bauhaus Lab 2015

The Foundation Bauaus Dessau is accepting letters of interest now through March 31 to participate in the upcoming Bauhaus Lab 2015. The program, open internationally to post-graduates of architecture, curatorial, fine arts, and design programs, will run from May 4 through August 9, 2015. Eight applicants will be selected to participate by an international jury by April 4. Read on after the break for more information.

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AM House / Giampaolo Mazzon

Architects: Giampaolo Mazzon
Location: Via G.L. Bernini, 3, 31100 Treviso TV, Italy
Area: 151.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Francesco Castagna

Structural Engineer: Andrea Rigato
Mechanical/Electrical/Hydraulic Engineer: Stefano Melato
Contractor: Ingegneria delle Costruzioni Srl
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Kjellander + Sjöberg’s Swedish Urban Block to Increase “Civic Dialogue”

Kiruna, Sweden’s northernmost town, made international headlines last year when it was announced that the entire town would be relocated two miles to the east due to mining operations by the state-controlled company. Now, the first phase of the Kiruna square redevelopment is… Sigue leyendo

North America’s Radiant City: Le Corbusier’s Impact on New York

Despite his status, Le Corbusier never had the opportunity to build in New York – in fact he only had one chance to build in the United States at all, completing Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts in Cambridge in … Sigue leyendo

Ranquist Development Office / Vladimir Radutny Architects

Architects: Vladimir Radutny Architects
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Area: 1200.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Mike Schwartz Photography

Design Team: Vladimir Radutny, Fanny Hothan, Joe Signorelli
Construction: N/A

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8 Mind Bending Optical Illusions by Eric Johansson

These images by Swedish photographer, artist, and Photoshop genius Erik Johansson are anything but ordinary. What at first appears to be a room, house, or street quickly shifts into a mind-boggling optical illusion, using creative manipulations of perspective to keep the viewer perplexed.… Sigue leyendo

12 dwellings in Jaen / bRijUNi Architects

Architects: bRijUNi Architects
Location: Calle Llana de San Juan, 41, 23004 Jaén, Jaén, Spain
Project Architects: Beatriz Villanueva Cajide and Francisco Javier Casas Cobo
Project Area: 1100.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Jesús Granada

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