Architecture Lab Latest News, Events, Competitions Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:22:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 United Mail Corporate Headquarters, Louisville, Kentucky by DeLeon & Primmer Architecture Workshop Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:22:03 +0000 0 50 Shades of Blue, Green, Everything Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:42:42 +0000 Art and adversity are old friends. When Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler, currently the subject of a poignant exhibition at Galerie Perrotin on Madison Avenue, were starting out as artists, straitened circumstances meant they had to take house-painting jobs to pay the rent. They found themselves fascinated by houses, colors, even the names of colors: […]]]> 0 Fantasy Steampunk Contraptions Made Only From Cardboard Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:34:15 +0000 Daniel Agdag works with a limited arsenal of tools: a surgical scalpel, some cardboard, every so often a circular cutter and lots of glue. But from that humble toolkit, he makes sculptures that are mind-bendingly complex. For the past 10 years, the Melbourne, Australia artist has been building intricate cardboard sculptures in the form of […]]]> 0 In Kazakhstan, a Shimmering Skyline on the Steppe Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:29:57 +0000 Seventeen years ago, when Kazakhstan moved its capital here, the city of Astana didn’t even exist. Back then, it was a small town in the middle of the vast steppe called Akmola, which consisted mostly of Soviet-style block buildings, grim remnants of the country’s past. [...] Emblematic of Astana’s rise, the tallest skyscraper in Central […]]]> 0 Fusionner3.0 – The air house Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:08:38 +0000 From the 7th of May to the 10th of June 2014 there were the exhibit of Kotaro Horiuchi’s project called « Fusionner 3.0 » 2014 at Shukutoku University of Aichi’s gallery. Fusionner Fusionner comes from a French word meaning to merge. The architecture merge in the town just like renovations merge into inside space. Everything […]]]> 0 What kind of prison might the inmates design? Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:42:32 +0000 The workshop leaders came laden with markers in colors other than red and blue (gang colors), drafting rulers crafted from museum board (too dull to double as weapons) and kiddie scissors (ditto). All the students wore orange. And on this final day, their paper models were taking shape. Architect Deanna VanBuren adjusted a piece of […]]]> 0 Luxury hotels pry open Oman’s Green Mountain oasis Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:21:50 +0000 For centuries, European travelers would tell tales of Oman‘s Jabal Akhdar mountain — of its lush gardens filled with grapes and pomegranate surrounded by otherwise parched desert terrain. Alas, access to the site was shut off in the 1950s amidst internal strife and tribal rebellion. The area remained a tightly controlled military zone for decades […]]]> 0 Erotic architecture: the sexual history of great buildings Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:58:10 +0000 Bricks and Mortals: Ten Great Buildings and the People They Made Tom Wilkinson – Bloomsbury, 352pp Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture Justin McGuirk – Verso, 288pp At first glance, the only visible connection between these two lively books is a bridge between Rio de Janeiro and Rocinha, the South […]]]> 0 Istanbul’s ‘illegal’ towers to be demolished Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:43:59 +0000 Butting into the Istanbul skyline like a trio of stumpy minarets, three luxury apartment towers loom above the city’s historic peninsula, destroying a majestic silhouette of domes and spires that has remained unchanged for centuries. But now, in an unprecedented ruling, an order from the highest court in Turkey has ordered the buildings to be […]]]> 0 Repose: The Contribution of Dirk Bolt to Canberra’s Architecture and Planning Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:38:43 +0000 The celebration and documentation of the significant works of little-known architects is always welcome. Such accounts are made all the more poignant when the buildings under examination have contributed, quietly and substantially, to the making of a city or where they have underpinned the introduction or development of a specific building typology. Graeme Trickett and […]]]> 0