Leo Burnett Singapore / SCA design

Architects: SCA design (a member of the ONG&ONG Group)
Location: Singapore
Project Director: Micah Valenzuela
Year: 2014
Photographs: Bai Jiwen

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Construction in Seoul’s supertall Lotte World Tower surpasses 100th story – amid safety concerns

With the completion of the 100th floor, Lotte Group invited a group of reporters on Thursday to take a peek at the Lotte World Tower, still under-construction, in Jamsil, southern Seoul. The building is currently the tallest building in Korea. […]

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Home Cinema for 8SEC. by Barefoot Design (DE)

Home Cinema for 8SEC. by Barefoot Design, photo: © Michael Tewes

Barefoot Design has combined concrete, rust, and light to create a custom home cinema for Berlin home theatre store 8SEC.     “The custom-made sofa provides a splendid view: The interior elements establish a harmonious and balanced, yet dynamic environment.” says Barefoot Design. “The spatial composition of light and film fabricates an exceptional quality in […]
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A Couple Travels the World in Search of “the Human City”

…Fernando Casado and Paula García, the founders of the Towards the Human City project, [are] travelling the world to find how cities are trying to be more people-oriented…Trends like smart cities make us believe that large structures are nee… Sigue leyendo

" on April 10 and "The Language of Architecture and Trauma" on April 11, 2015. "An Inventory of What's Possible" will focuse on the history of America’s affordable housing emerging from the research, architectural prototypes, and financing that occurred in New York, as well as the city’s future potential in response to Mayor de Blasio's housing plan.

The second event, "The Language of Architecture and Trauma," will observe modern responses to trauma including disaster relief, today's "crisis culture," and the role of writing in addressing trauma. Through the combined lenses of architecture, fine arts, anthropology, and poetics, the program will create a dialogue examining the role of writing in architectural production, and more broadly in affecting the world. For more information on either of these events, visit www.pratt.edu.

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Pratt Institute to Host 2 Free Symposiums in April

Pratt Institute is presenting two architectural symposiums that are free and open to the public: ”An Inventory of What’s Possible“ on April 10 and “The Language of Architecture and Trauma” on April 11, 2015. “An Inventory of What’s Possible” will focuse on the history of America’s affordable housing emerging from the research, architectural prototypes, and financing that occurred in New York, as well as the city’s future potential in response to Mayor de Blasio’s housing plan.

The second event, “The Language of Architecture and Trauma,” will observe modern responses to trauma including disaster relief, today’s “crisis culture,” and the role of writing in addressing trauma. Through the combined lenses of architecture, fine arts, anthropology, and poetics, the program will create a dialogue examining the role of writing in architectural production, and more broadly in affecting the world. For more information on either of these events, visit www.pratt.edu.

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UCLA professor and “parking guru” Donald Shoup to retire

After 41 years of teaching at UCLA, Donald Shoup, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, will retire on June 30. […]

Shoup is widely known as the “parking guru” whose ideas on parking polic… Sigue leyendo

UN Refugee Agency Commissions 10k Ikea-designed Better Shelters

Ikea’s line of flat-pack refugee shelters are going into production, the Swedish furniture maker announced this week, after being tested among refugee families in Ethiopia, Iraq, and Lebanon. The lightweight “Better Shelter” was developed under a partn… Sigue leyendo

College of Liberal Arts / Overland Partners

Architects: Overland Partners
Location: The University of Texas at Austin, 116 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78705, USA
Area: 212000.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Lars Frazer Photography

Design Team: Rick Archer, FAIA, LEED AP, Adam Bush, AIA, LEED AP, Carolyn …
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Álvaro Siza to Design 122-Meter Condo Tower in New York

Álvaro Siza has been commissioned to design his first ever US project. Planned to rise 122-meters on the corner of West 56th Street and Eleventh Avenue in New York City, the Siza – designed condominium tower will be developed by Sumaida… Sigue leyendo