Architecture Lab Latest News, Events, Competitions Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:38:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Washington’s Silver Line Stations – Emphasis on the functional Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:32:50 +0000 The architectural design of the new Silver Line stations won’t make your heart sing. They are functional, and there are signs of value engineering throughout. All of the new stations are aboveground, so none of them have the spatial drama of the great, vaulted stations the system’s original architect, Harry Weese, created in downtown Washington. […]]]> 0 Reality check: Augmented Australia 1914–2014 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:20:24 +0000 Australia’s contribution to the 14th International Architecture Biennale in Venice is twofold: providing a temporary Australian Pavilion while the new pavilion is being constructed and structuring a national response to the research-centred theme Fundamentals, through which director Rem Koolhaas asks participants to consider Absorbing Modernity 1914–2014. The creative team felix._Giles_Anderson + Goad created a challenging, […]]]> 0 Henning Larsen Architects to build the New Campus of Lillebaelt Academy, Denmark Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:04:41 +0000 Henning Larsen Architects together with a team of contractor A. Enggaard, Midtconsult and SLA have won the competition for Lillebaelt Academy of Professional Higher Education in Odense, Denmark. The new campus forms part of the Municipality of Odense’s vision of a joint City Campus that connects the city with the harbor. The project has been […]]]> 0 Here’s How You Turn a Parking Garage Into a Great Playground Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:42:39 +0000 Copenhagen, like many cities around the world, is preparing itself for a new era in dense urban living. After all, over half of the global population now lives in cities. Copenhagen in particular is expecting 100,000 new inhabitants by 2025, a statistic that’s motivated the city to develop two new compact living centers: Orestad and […]]]> 0 Interview – Renzo Piano Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:34:24 +0000 Paul Clemence: I look around your office and models are everywhere! From miniatures of entire buildings to blown-up structural details. Considering the integration of 3-D modeling software in architectural practice over the last decade, are models still essential to the preliminary design process? Renzo Piano: Doing one of these rough models is the same as […]]]> 0 Garda-one, Caronte, Italy by Meissl Architects Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:20:10 +0000 The Benacus (Lake of Garda) and its most beautiful outlooks ! – Three mansions at the location of Maderno invite to enjoy the trendy art of living in Italy. Dwelling in a particularly italian surrounding with upper class demands and a gorgeous site have been the guidelines. At the western coast, above the little city […]]]> 0 Jean Nouvel to Design Islam Museum Next to WTC Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:25:34 +0000 Sharif El-Gamal, CEO of real estate developer Soho Properties, announced today that his company acquired 49-51 Park Place from Consolidated Edison for $10.7 million. He also confirmed that none other than Pritzker Prize-winning starchitect Jean Nouvel will be designing the site’s three-story Islam museum and prayer space. Con-Ed had a long-term ground lease on the […]]]> 0 Why is Melbourne’s Federation Square such a success? Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:09 +0000 Here’s a list of the Top 10 public squares of the world according to the Landscape Architects Network: Naghsh-e Jahaan Square, Isfahan Piazza del Campo, Siena Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad), Moscow Trafalgar Square, London, United Kingdom St Peter’s Square, Vatican City Federation Square, Melbourne Rynek Główny, Kraków Plaza de Armas, Cuzco Times Square, New York […]]]> 0 It’s about time Sydney had an arch, even if it’s not strictly an improvement Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:44:04 +0000 So Sydney is to have an arch. It’s probably about time. Arches are some of the oldest, most basic, most viscerally appealing structures we have. Even bowerbirds know the virtues of a good arch, making them out of twigs. The Romans built them everywhere they dominated, and then left them there as a statement about […]]]> 0 Eastbourne pier latest to be swallowed by fire Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:40:14 +0000 Where young couples once danced the summer nights away, on Wednesday it was flames that swept across the ballroom floor of Eastbourne Pier. Just after 3pm a fire took hold in the wooden wall panels of the former 900-seat music pavilion and ballroom, which is now an amusement arcade. Thick black smoke was soon billowing […]]]> 0