Architecture Lab Latest News, Events, Competitions Sat, 01 Nov 2014 07:26:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Past and Future of Cemeteries Sat, 01 Nov 2014 07:26:35 +0000 “I would love to have been there when they called in their architect and said, ‘There’s one more thing you need to design for us,’ ” says Susan Olsen, imagining a conversation between the Standard Oil heir Edward Harkness and the architect James Gamble Rogers. Rogers designed the buildings that Harkness donated to Yale, Harvard, […]]]> 0 Why Are Victorian Houses So Creepy? Sat, 01 Nov 2014 07:19:38 +0000 Americans have a very specific idea about what makes a house look creepy. If you search for “haunted house” on Google images, only one type of architecture appears in the first 25 images: a Victorian mansion. Art historian Sarah Burns wrote about the phenomenon for the academic journal American Art back in 2012. “Certainly, there […]]]> 0 Penn 2023: Where Will the Garden Go? Sat, 01 Nov 2014 06:50:25 +0000 Last year MAS and the RPA unveiled Penn 2023, a report outlining a bold vision for a new Penn District in West Midtown. This panel discussion features Margaret Newman, FAIA (Executive Director, MAS); Vincent Chang, AIA (Partner, Grimshaw Architects); Jeffrey Holmes, AIA (Director, Woods Bagot); Jill Lerner, FAIA (Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates); Thomas K. […]]]> 0 Temporary home for The Bartlett opens on Hampstead Road Sat, 01 Nov 2014 06:20:03 +0000 The School of Architecture has moved to a pair of former warehouse buildings on Hampstead Road, just north of the main campus. The Bartlett School of Planning and The Bartlett Library have both relocated to their new permanent home at the fully refurbished space within Central House on the Bloomsbury Campus. Euan Macdonald, partner at […]]]> 0 Dalseong Citizen’s Gymnasium, South Korea by JDAP Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:42:23 +0000 JDAP has designed a new gymnasium in Korea as part of the Dalseong Citizen’s Gymnasium International Competition. The proposal sees this important public building in a beautiful terrain re-establish the primacy of public architecture within the city and attempts to forge a new relationship with its environment and its people. The new gymnasium at Daelseung-gun […]]]> 0 Skyscraper Boom in Second-Largest Australian City Flags Glut Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:22:48 +0000 Australia’s second-largest city is seeing its skyline being transformed at the fastest pace ever by Asian developers building residential towers. Now there are concerns too many are going up. Companies including Hong Kong-based Far East Consortium International Ltd. (35), Beijing-based Sino-Ocean Land Holdings Ltd. (3377) and Singapore’s Aspial Corp. (ASP) have flocked to build high-rises […]]]> 0 Call for submission – PORTO Pool Promenade COMPETITION Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:50:52 +0000 This is a single stage Ideas Competition with the aim of identifying the best proposal of a Public Space in the riverfront of Porto, Portugal. This city has always had a strong connection to the water. Douro River has traditionally been the center of all economic activities, the source of economic growth from merchants and […]]]> 0 Call for Submission – Take a Picture of your [IL-LEGAL] City! Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:27:51 +0000 About the Issue: Contemporary society is based on written rules or not – whether right or wrong – that influence people’s existence, thus as in everyday’s life, also the city creates its rules, offering hidden scenarios going beyond their normal ordinary perception, proposing new types of space and relation. STUDIO#07 – ILLEGAL wants to investigate […]]]> 0 Nanshan Cultural, Sport Centre and Art Museum opened its doors to Shenzhen public Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:54:05 +0000 The building houses a multi-functional concert hall holding 1400 seats, a children’s theatre of 350 seats, extensive public spaces, all embodied in a large complex of cultural and sports facilities in the heart of Nanshan District. The project is the result of a design process of several years, during which time the architects paid special […]]]> 0 Dario Sattui’s Monastery in Sinalunga, Italy Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:12:18 +0000 In 1991 Dario Sattui purchased this late 10th century monastery in the Commune (County) of Sinalunga in Tuscany which he recently restored. His love of medieval architecture and history inspired him to purchase the monastery which was run down and basically uninhabitable. This monastery was his inspiration for building his second winery, Castello di Amorosa […]]]> 0