Architecture Lab Latest News, Events, Competitions Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:44:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Norman Foster receives inaugural BIA Award in Bilbao Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:44:21 +0000 Norman Foster was presented with the first BIA (Bilbao Bizkaia Architecture) Award for his contribution to Bilbao’s urban regeneration at an event in the Guggenheim Museum. The biennial award recognises individuals who have contributed to the development of Bizkaia’s society through architecture and urban regeneration. The BIA is supported by Bilbao City Council and was […]]]> 0 Spectacular buildings from Singapore’s World Architecture Festival Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:34:37 +0000 Zaha Hadid‘s spaceship-like Dongdaemun Design Plaza, an avant-garde new home for Singapore’s oldest Buddhist Temple, and a private bunker sprawling on top of a lake are some of the shortlisted entries competing for architectural honors at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore this week. Now it its seventh year, the event is the world’s biggest […]]]> 0 Tim Smit: how we made the Eden Project Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:58:54 +0000 We started the construction with just £3,000 in the bank. To persuade civil servants to part with public funds, you have to do a feasibility study and that’s expensive. So we simply progressed on faith, hope and sealing wax, promising ourselves that we’d never use the word “if” – only “when”. The idea for a […]]]> 0 Touring the Dual House – South Half, Venice, California Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:43 +0000 The Dual House is a new home for two related families. While appearing to be a single building, the two structures are placed back-to-back, allowing for separate garden entries at the ground level. A transparent sculptural stair activates each end of the facade leading up to the communal roof deck, also serving as a bridge […]]]> 0 Syracuse, N.Y., and other U.S. cities are rethinking urban freeways Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:32:30 +0000 Half a century ago, engineers constructed a massive elevated highway through the center of this industrial city to quickly funnel traffic from downtown to the growing suburbs to the north. Now, Van Robinson wants to make it disappear. “We need to tear this thing down,” he said, standing on a street corner near Interstate 81, […]]]> 0 How Majora Carter Plans to Transform a Building of Injustice in New York Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:14:23 +0000 Low-income neighborhoods have historically been burdened with buildings and infrastructure NIMBY’d away from other neighborhoods, but if communities are empowered, they can direct transformation of such architecture. The Spofford Juvenile Center was a particularly painful landmark in the Hunts Point community in the Bronx when it was built in 1957. The notoriously brutal incarceration facility […]]]> 0 Canadian Museum for Human Rights: An anticipated work of architecture, but not one of our best Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:56:49 +0000 It’s rare that a new Canadian building appears on a postage stamp, but there it was on letters this month: the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, looking heroic in profile. The Winnipeg building is both the container and the physical face of this new national museum. It is one of the most anticipated works of […]]]> 0 What do you stand for? Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:39:44 +0000 Is there room for debate in an industry simply trying to get by? What does discourse look like in the Australian context? What is the professional and pedagogical context of the discipline of architecture? Is there a link or even relevance between practice and theory? These questions are as preeminent today as they were when […]]]> 0 The bible of the modern American city Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:50:00 +0000 Take an interest in the history of New York City, and someone will soon ask if you’ve read “The Power Broker.” This is, in part, a good-natured gauge of your interest and experience; the urban affairs buff slyly asking for your credentials. But it’s more often a natural question, since Robert Caro’s biography of mid-century […]]]> 0 Dual House, Venice CA BY Dimster Architecture Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:25:54 +0000 The Dual House is a new duplex for two related families, with an emphasis on balancing shared and personal spaces. While appearing to be a single building, two structures are placed back-to-back allowing for private garden entries and a communal roof deck. The garages, bedrooms, and entry are incorporated on the lower level, with a […]]]> 0