Architecture Lab Latest News, Events, Competitions Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:02:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Sangsang Museum, Seoul / Moon Hoon Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:02:14 +0000 The client was a famous commercial photographer and wanted a modern castle for a Dracula(his alter-ego). The site is comprised by three plots of land, connected to both the main 20m road and the sub 6m road. This condition and the client’s request for privacy brought about a dual expressions with very different impressions. One […]]]> 0 The dockland redevelopment: Mumbai’s last big chance? Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:30:34 +0000 The working-class neighbourhood of Sewri lies at the northern end of Mumbai’s 28km-long eastern waterfront, a historic port area that is largely inaccessible. From her apartment nearby, Amrita Sabnavis can just about see the sea: a scrap of blue beyond the new freeway, the mudflats and a swath of warehouses. Sabnavis’s apartment complex has gardens, […]]]> 0 House VVK, Belgium / UR architects Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:27:14 +0000 The existing house has been rebuilt several times. This resulted in some spaces, like the attic, hardly ever used and with construction problems. UR architects decided to restore the house into the state of its original modernist design (architect Arthur Degeyter) and to extend it with an extra volume instead of the existing garages. The […]]]> 0 Great Wall of Warburton, Australia / BKK Architects Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:38:06 +0000 On an elevated site set amongst native bushland with rolling hills to the north, the Great Wall of Warburton withholds views upon approach, presenting a mute block wall embedded into the site. This wall further explores our interest in how a line drawn becomes a wall that acts to claim space or mark territory. At […]]]> 0 Rescue Plan for a Marooned Miami Stadium Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:37:49 +0000 In a young city predisposed to wrecking and rebuilding, impressive works of architecture can sometimes be discarded as effortlessly as last year’s runway accessories. But Miami Marine Stadium, a bold structure on Biscayne Bay that sought to jolt the city into the future back in 1963, may prove a rare, stubborn exception. Abandoned and shuttered […]]]> 0 Can beautiful architecture inspire Americans to become good citizens? Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:28:05 +0000 A hundred and some years ago, an aesthetic force called the City Beautiful movement professed the theory that grand public buildings, lovely civic palaces, could inspire Americans to become good citizens. It may be no coincidence that at the same time, many Americans were new immigrants, fledgling citizens, and I suspect that the inspiration had […]]]> 0 Architecture Won’t Save the World: “Tactical Urbanisms” at MoMA Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:38:53 +0000 “Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities” is, at least nominally, about urbanism and architecture. But in fact, the latest exhibition to go on view in the bantam third floor galleries at the Museum of Modern Art in New York is just as well about politics — or rather, the failures of political mechanisms to […]]]> 0 PUSHED SLAB, Paris / MVRDV Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:06:12 +0000 The Pushed Slab is located between two completely different urban grids: the dense city fabric of blocks and streets in the North and the loose urban fabric in the south with its clear defined and straightforward infrastructure. The design is based on the requested office program and the energy requirements. The project combines proven energy […]]]> 0 The Architecture of the Hunger Games’ Horns of Plenty Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:13:27 +0000 On Thanksgiving dinner tables across Norman Rockwell’s America, wicker horns of plenty will overflow with fruits or vegetables or flowers or whatever else your weird families’ traditions call for. According to one ancient myth, the first cornucopia was torn from the head of a goat to magically provided unending nourishment for the baby Zeus. According […]]]> 0 Bestseller Logistics Centre North, Denmark / C.F. Møller Architects Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:34:15 +0000 The centre has been planned to occupy three parallel bands surrounding a main avenue. One of these bands contains the main entrance, office and staff facilities, together with an area with loading ramps for trucks, while the second contains an automated sorting facility, and the third fully-automated mini-load stores. The planned layout provides the most […]]]> 0