Architecture Lab Latest News, Events, Competitions Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:05:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 ‘Urban Layers’ Tracks the Age of Every Building in Manhattan Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:05:10 +0000 A new mapping tool called Urban Layers lets users see almost every building still standing in Manhattan today and reveals exactly when it was built. The data goes back as far as 1765. The interactive map by Morphocode provides insight not only into the history of a specific building, but into the evolution of entire […]]]> 0 Why London is on the rise Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:52:38 +0000 Stand on the small tumulus known as King Henry’s Mound, in Richmond Park, and you find you have an unbroken view of St Paul’s Cathedral, 10 miles away. The fact that there are no skyscrapers in the way is no accident. The view is protected by a statute called the London View Management Framework, which […]]]> 0 A secret Cold War bunker hidden inside the Brooklyn Bridge Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:59:50 +0000 Thousands of people each day cross the Brooklyn Bridge , and almost all of them have no clue as to what’s hidden inside the massive structure– let alone that the bridge is full of secret passageways and forgotten rooms. Inside one of the giant stone arches below the bridge’s main entrance on the Manhattan side […]]]> 0 Reclaiming the streets: a vision of a happier, healthier Mumbai Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:42:41 +0000 For tens of thousands, it is a vision of a better, happier and healthier city. If on a week day, pedestrians can barely navigate this traffic-congested, hawker-infested, heavily polluted stretch in Mumbai’s swank suburb of Bandra, for the last three Sunday mornings these few kilometres of Linking Road have become a road of their own. […]]]> 0 The Nest, Vietnam / a21studĩo Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:03:00 +0000 The house is designed for a middle aged newsman who has been working in years for Vietnam architectural magazines. The site is located at the outskirt of a new city in being urbanism with a variety of housing architecture styles in its surrounding. Therefore, both the architect and client came up with the idea that […]]]> 0 Call for Submission – [DAKAR] Temporary Cinema Competition Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:05:08 +0000 Dakar is the capital and largest city in Senegal. It is located on the Cap-Vert Peninsula on the Atlantic coast and is the western most city on the African mainland. Cinematography is the art or science of motion picture photography. It is the technique of film photography, including both the shooting and development of the […]]]> 0 Mejiro House, Tokyo / MDS Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:05:17 +0000 Residential areas in densely populated downtown Tokyo tend to be claustrophobic and closed off, with individual plots surrounded by high walls to ensure privacy, and a concerted effort to avoid having windows facing the road. Ideally, though, aren’t houses supposed to maintain a certain openness with regard to the surrounding neighborhood while protecting the privacy […]]]> 0 Devo rocker’s new trio works to restore Neutra’s Kun House Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:38:53 +0000 Musician Gerald Casale knows the value of a second chance. A founding member of the new wave band Devo, he had planned to buy Richard Neutra‘s Kun House nearly 30 years ago. “I had been a fan of Neutra since graduating from Kent State University, and I was going to buy [the Kun House] in […]]]> 0 Will Self: are the hyper-rich ruining the new Tate Modern? Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:12:55 +0000 I blame it all on Marcel Duchamp – for reasons I’ll make clear in the appropriate place; in the meantime, let me say I have irrationally fond memories of Bankside Power Station. I worked in Southwark in the late 1980s, and when the weather was fine my colleagues and I would eat our lunch on […]]]> 0 CSUF Titan Student Union Expansion Project Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:03:21 +0000 This is a video that presents the shortlisted design for the new Titan Student Union Expansion at California State University Fullerton. This project is envisioned as a “Big Roof” under which all the diverse students, cultures and activities of the university may congregate. Designed as a terraced landscape of programmatic opportunity, this place will be […]]]> 0