Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners' 3 World Trade Center Nears Completion in New York

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Courtesy of Silverstein Properties Courtesy of Silverstein Properties

New images have been released of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners’ 3 World Trade Center in Manhattan, in advance of its June 2018 opening. The 1,080-foot-high (330-meter-high) building will be the fifth-tallest in New York City, and will feature the tallest private outdoor terrace in Lower Manhattan.

The scheme forms part of a larger development of the World Trade Center site, including SOM’s One World Trade Center, BIG’s 2 World Trade Center, and a Transportation Hub by Santiago Calatrava.

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Civitas design for Lake Minnetonka Urban Waterfront moves forward

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Civitas has received City Council approval to move forward with the design of implementation plans, and construction documents for the Lake Effect Project to revitalize the Lake Minnetonka waterfront for the City of Wayzata, Minnesota. A strategic initiative to enhance Wayzata’s character and connectivity to Lake Minnetonka, the project is intended to create a more beautiful area for residents’ everyday use.

“The Lake Effect Project strikes a good balance between supporting downtown businesses while improving community recreation, relaxation and pride,” says Civitas founder and president Mark Johnson. Civitas was the selection committee’s unanimous choice in the original 2015 design competition for the project and has been closely involved in Wayzata’s intensive community engagement and collaboration process through development of the vision.

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House GC / Roberto Benito

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© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte

Text description provided by the architects. Projecting a house of such big scale and in just one-story has faced us to difficulties we never had experienced before in domestic architecture.

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Het Nieuwe Instituut's Call for Fellows 2018

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Het Nieuwe Instituut announces an open call for three research fellows to work in residence from September 2018 to February 2019, with the title: BURN-OUT

Since its founding in 2013, Het Nieuwe Instituut has pioneered research in architecture, design and digital culture, fostering programmes, exhibitions, lectures, archival investigations and publications in the Netherlands and internationally.

Through its annual Call for Fellows, Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Research Department acknowledges and gives visibility to research projects offering departures from established modes of thinking and to become a catalyst for collective forms of knowledge. For this iteration of the Call for Fellows, the Research Department has selected the theme of BURN-OUT, and has invited 2017 fellow Ramon Amaro to be the guest curator of the Call.

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It has been reported that 40% of people who had job-related health issues in the Netherlands in 2017 were either over-stressed or suffering from a burn-out— a common malady of contemporary labor ethos and structures affecting populations worldwide. Under unrelenting pressure, overwhelming demands and calls to push themselves daily, bodies are exhausted.

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Zaha Hadid Architects Designs Parabolic-Vaulted School Campus in Rural China

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Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled its design for the Lushan Primary School, an educational campus that will serve around 120 students from 12 villages in a rural area of Jiangxi Province in China. The design features a series of barrel and parabolic vaults constructed from concrete, which are oriented to offer optimum lighting conditions and views out to the landscape.

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Comprising the school, dormitory and utility buildings, the length of each vault is adapted to accommodate the school's program. At the center of the largest cluster of vaults, a courtyard provides a circulation space and play area. The ends of the vaults cantilever beyond the building envelope to extend the teaching environment outdoors and to protect the interior from solar gain.

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Fondazione Prada Torre / OMA

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© Bas Princen. Courtesy Fondazione Prada © Bas Princen. Courtesy Fondazione Prada
© Bas Princen. Courtesy Fondazione Prada © Bas Princen. Courtesy Fondazione Prada

Text description provided by the architects. The 60-meters high Torre is realized in exposed white concrete. The new building further develops the repertoire of different exhibition conditions that together define the architectural vision of the foundation, characterized by a variety of oppositions and fragments.

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Dorte Mandrup to Design Her Third UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea Project

4 days 15 hours ago
Courtesy of Dorte Mandrup Courtesy of Dorte Mandrup

Denmark-based architect Dorte Mandrup has won her third UNESCO World Heritage Center project, with her design of the Trilateral Wadden Sea World Heritage Partnership Centre. The project was the winner in a contest to design a new headquarters for the Centre, an organization that aims to protect the Wadden Sea and is jointly run by DenmarkGermany, and the Netherlands.

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Rainforest Entry Experience and Lemurs Exhibit by Urban Initiatives

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Urban Initiatives (UI) were the lead consultants and exhibit designers on the $4.2M Rainforest Entry Experience Precinct at Melbourne Zoo. Located on the site of the former Ape Houses, the new exhibit now forms the main entrance to the Rainforest Experience in the south-western sector of the Zoo. The primary components of the Rainforest Entry Experience are […]
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Growing Up in a Glass House: What Is it Like to Be the Daughter of an Uncompromising Modernist Architect?

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Courtesy of Elizabeth W Garber Courtesy of Elizabeth W Garber

This article was originally published on Common Edge as "Growing Up in a Glass House: An Architect’s Daughter Explores Modernism’s Shadow."

Elizabeth W Garber’s new book, Implosion: A Memoir of an Architect’s Daughter (She Writes Press), tells the story of growing up in a glass house, designed by her father, Woodie Garber, once called “Cincinnati’s most extreme, experimental, and creative Modernist architect.” The memoir, which will be released in June, focuses on a family caught in a collision between modern architecture, radical social change, and madness in the turbulent 1960s in Cincinnati. Recently I talked to Garber about the book, the strictures of Modernism, and why she couldn’t live in a glass house today.

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Meditate In This Mobile Nature-Inspired Pinecone Gazebo

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Designed by Czech designers Atelier SAD and distributed by mmcité1, this mobile, nature-inspired gazebo is a playground must-have for children and adults alike. 109 waterproof, plywood scales are treated with resistant glaze and connected by galvanized joints to create a self-supporting, sustainable structure. 

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“During the design process, we were aiming to smash boundaries and move forward. The Pinecone project was a big challenge for us because it was more than just a one-dimensional product. Above all, it is a versatile structure which works in parks and schools alike. It is on the cutting edge of architecture and design, and can even serve as a meditation space,” said designer and owner of mmcité, David Karásek.

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“Future Space” Pavilion Salone del Mobile 2018 / Peter Pichler Architecture

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© Oskar Dariz © Oskar Dariz
  • Architects: Peter Pichler Architecture
  • Location: Biblioteca dell'Istituto di filosofia e sociologia del diritto della Facoltà di giurisprudenza dell'Università degli studi di Milano, Via Festa del Perdono, 7, 20122 Milano MI, Italy
  • Design Team: Peter Pichler, Gianluigi D´Aloisio, Daniele Colombati
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Oskar Dariz
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RICA STUDIO

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Periscope House . Torrelodones RICA STUDIO* The area in Torrelodones where the house is located is characterised by a rough topography. A very steep slope facing the skyline of the city is what makes the site unique. The house is split in three volumes in order to negotiate with the topography, create as much inhabitable … Continue reading RICA STUDIO
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Loft São Paulo / treszerosete

4 days 20 hours ago
© Ana Mello © Ana Mello
  • Architects: treszerosete
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects In Charge: André Britto, Caio Ferraz, Kamal Yazbek
  • Area: 80.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Ana Mello
  • Collaborator: Acier Metálica
© Ana Mello © Ana Mello

Text description provided by the architects. The 80m2 loft should fit perfectly with the way of life of the client who is young and single. Another issue to be addressed was the fact that the property was rented. Considering these facts, we decided to design most of the furniture in the apartment, so that they could be reused in different ways elsewhere.

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8 Dwellings in Gracia / Raimon Farré Moretó

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© José Hévia © José Hévia
  • Architect: Raimon Farré Moretó
  • Location: Carrer de Taxdirt, 19, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
  • Design Team: Marta Besora, Anna Comas, Octavio Puente, Sergio Carrás.
  • Area: 672.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographer: José Hévia
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A-Hole Design: Subreddit Highlights Intentionally Frustrating Products & Ads

4 days 22 hours ago
[ By SA Rogers in Design & Products & Packaging. ]

There’s design that’s just plain crappy, and then there’s design that’s maliciously terrible because the creator just wanted you to suffer. They’re related, yet distinct, which explains the existence of two separate subreddits collecting all the worst design the internet has to offer, r/crappydesign and its highly specific offshoot, r/assholedesign.

Whether we’re talking about user experience, packaging or entire buildings, poor design is a whole lot more frustrating when we realize someone’s trying to trick us, shame us, cheat us or just delight in being a giant a-hole for reason.

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Kamikatz Public House / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP

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© Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners Inc. © Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners Inc.
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