Architecture Lab Latest News, Events, Competitions Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:30:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Private House, Parma, Italy by Studio Lucio Serpagli architects Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:30:13 +0000 The new building is by the side of recent development of Borgo Val di Taro, in a large residential neighbourhood under study. Text by the Architects: The settlement, integrated in the mountains of the Taro Valley, appears as a core within a natural basin surrounded by the Appenine mountains. The building wants and creates new […]]]> 0 Dreamhouse, Rotterdam by KAAN Architects Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:59:29 +0000 Rotterdam’s Lijnbaan area has been enriched: bejewelled not with an artificial gem but with a distinguished eye – catcher. The structure, next to Schouwburgplein, on the corner of Kruiskade-Karel Doormanstraat, grabs our attention by way of its unpretentious yet convincing architectural countenance. ‘Dream: your favorite steakhouse’, with half of a faux-prairie hut on its facade, […]]]> 0 North America finally gets a home for Islamic art Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:44:56 +0000 There were lustrous ceramics, shimmering skeins of silk, finely carved ivory, illuminated texts and all the latest medical instruments. Lavishly paraded through the streets of 10th-century Cairo, the Fatimid caliphs used the public display of royal bounty to help cement their new capital as the most important cultural centre of the Islamic world. Masters of […]]]> 0 Cultural Ribbon or Coastal Connections? Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:30:23 +0000 To conceive of Sydney’s disparate cultural institutions as an active constellation is a step toward urban excellence. To foster a culture of cooperation, not competition. To remind these venerated establishments of the responsibilities they bear as custodians of their respective precincts, left by the wayside in the rush to commercialisation. Under the City of Sydney’s […]]]> 0 This Fall !! The revival of architecture in Los Angeles Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:25:47 +0000 Architecture is not just slow. It’s a hurry-up-and-wait profession at its core, chancy and contingent, as vulnerable to the cold feet of clients as the whims of capital markets. During the Great Recession, as financing dried up and confidence cracked, the construction of important new buildings in Los Angeles ground nearly to a halt. And […]]]> 0 “Microcity v lesu”, Moscow, Russia Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:18:15 +0000 The architectural office SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov invited its longstanding partners from Russia: TPO “Reserve”, as well as Germany: Ashman Salomon and Langhof to develop a residential ensemble in one of the prestigious districts of North Western Moscow area. This participation created a large architectural variability, while at the same time preserved the stylistic and […]]]> 0 The architecture of violence Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:56:47 +0000 On a journey across the settlements and roads of the West Bank and along the Separation Wall, Israeli architect Eyal Weizman demonstrates how architecture is central to the Israeli occupation of Palestine. “Architecture and the built environment is a kind of a slow violence. The occupation is an environment that was conceived to strangulate Palestinian […]]]> 0 Foster + Partners and FR-EE Fernando Romero to design new international airport for Mexico City Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:00:50 +0000 A collaboration between Foster + Partners, FR-EE (Fernando Romero Enterprise) and NACO (Netherlands Airport Consultants) has won the international competition to design Mexico City’s new international airport. At 555,000 square metres, it will be one of the world’s largest airports. Conceived with Foster + Partners engineering team, the project revolutionises airport design – the entire […]]]> 0 Toronto set to unveil first museum of Islamic culture in North America Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:43 +0000 Luis Monreal is a ball of energy who speaks quickly and wields a large vocabulary. Born in Spain to a Catalan mother and a Basque father, he is fluent in French, Spanish, English, German, and (he smiles) “some Arabic.” The man who runs the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Geneva is in Toronto, preparing […]]]> 0 Call for Submission – Envision National Parks Now Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:47:42 +0000 Van Alen Institute and the National Park Service (NPS) have launched National Parks Now, a competition inviting multidisciplinary teams of young professionals to develop strategies for reshaping the national parks visitor experience. As the National Park Service prepares to celebrate its centennial in 2016, the competition highlights four parks in the Northeast Region as case […]]]> 0