Architecture Lab Latest News, Events, Competitions Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:25:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 San Fransokyo architects built a new world for Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6′ Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:25:51 +0000 Before the directors of the new Walt Disney Animation movie “Big Hero 6″ settled on their story, they created the world in which it’s set: a jammed, vibrant place called San Fransokyo. A mash-up of San Francisco and Tokyo set in the not-too-distant future, San Fransokyo is a dense, hilly city with cable cars and […]]]> 0 Furniture of the Fogo Island Inn Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:11:38 +0000 Fogo Island Inn, a multi-award-winning property on Newfoundland’s Iceberg Alley, opened in June 2013, making the Travel+Leisure It list and Condé Nast Traveler Hot List in its first year. The 29-suite Inn is now home to a cultural movement that brings together contemporary artists, designers and architects with highly skilled rural artisans. Collectively they are […]]]> 0 ERZ Social Housing, Vienna by AllesWirdGut Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:04:08 +0000 The idea behind the Herzberg development is to create a built structure which combines a variety of residential offerings into one neighborhood that facilitates different ways of living. This objective was pursued on both an urban-planning and on an architectural level. For one thing, the estate comprises several widely different urban-design typologies: – There is […]]]> 0 Sir John Soane’s listed Walpole Park officially reopens Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:28:13 +0000 The redevelopment of Walpole Park is part of the major restoration of Sir John Soane’s historic country home Pitzhanger Manor, a Grade I listed structure which stands on the northeast side of the public park. Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery is being separately developed as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) Heritage Grants programme, with […]]]> 0 Peter Zumthor on LACMA Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:27:04 +0000 Peter Zumthor’s studio in Haldenstein, a small village in the Swiss Alps, is dominated by a model of the architect’s design for a new campus for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. A larger version of it was made and exhibited at LACMA last year but, too big to get out of the building, […]]]> 0 Sto Werkstatt’s groundbreaking new exhibition“Staring at the Sun – Desirable effects of digital design’’ is opened Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:20:51 +0000 Sto Werkstatt’s third exhibition in a series of groundbreaking architectural experiences is now opened at its gallery space in Clerkenwell. Taking place from 24 October – 14 December 2014, Staring at the Sun focuses on the impact of digital design technology on the social and environmental effectiveness of our built environment. The exhibition displays three […]]]> 0 Kiruna: the town that being moved Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:02:19 +0000 Cities don’t often decide to pack their bags, get up and move down the road. But that’s exactly what Kiruna, an Arctic town in northern Sweden, is having to do – to avoid being swallowed up into the earth. “It’s a dystopian choice,” says Krister Lindstedt of White architects, the Stockholm-based firm charged with the […]]]> 0 A Dutch Town Installs 5 Giant Eyeballs on Buildings, Because Art Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:42:50 +0000 When you’re in a city, you become highly visible and totally anonymous at the same time. A street photographer could capture your likeness, put it on Instagram, and get hundreds of thousands of likes. In that same moment when your picture gets taken, you could also be sandwiched between strangers on the subway, who neither […]]]> 0 Frank Gehry gives journalist the finger Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:31:57 +0000 Frank Gehry has described 98% of modern architecture as “shit” and given a journalist the middle finger salute at a press conference. Gehry, architect of many renowned buildings such as the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, was in Oviedo in northern Spain to collect the prestigious Prince of Asturias prize, which King Felipe of Spain was […]]]> 0 Free Homes for Writers in Detroit Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:04:07 +0000 Early next month, Casey Rocheteau will pack up the belongings of her Brooklyn flat, say goodbye to friends and set-off for her new home in Detroit, Michigan. The “Motor City” was once regarded as the engine room of the U.S. economy but it has fallen upon hard times in recent decades — or so the […]]]> 0