Architecture Lab Latest News, Events, Competitions Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:49:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Hallets Point Project to Break Ground in October Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:49:12 +0000 Construction will start this fall on the Hallets Point development, a plan approved by the City Council in 2013 that will include more than 2,000 new apartments. It is one of two proposed residential projects expected to greatly transform the Astoria waterfront in the coming years. The Durst Organization expects to break ground on the […]]]> 0 CA Adopts Guidelines for Cap-and-Trade Affordable Housing Program Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:40:36 +0000 Yesterday the Strategic Growth Council adopted guidelines for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program and scheduled workshops for early February to provide technical assistance to potential applicants. California’s Strategic Growth Council is a state committee that coordinates a variety of activities by multiple state agencies, including efforts to improve air and water quality, […]]]> 0 Chinese firm builds tallest 3D printed building Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:46:19 +0000 The potential for 3D printing has been further expanded by a Chinese construction firm in what is a world first for 3D construction. In the Suzhou Industrial Park within Jiangsu province, WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co last week unveiled two separate buildings made primarily out of 3D printed materials. Using a 6.4-metre-tall printer, WinSun constructed […]]]> 0 Liget Budapest Project – Winners announced Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:47:59 +0000 Based on the decision of the 11-member jury of prominent Hungarian and foreign professionals, of the close to five hundred anonymous projects submitted to the competition, the Museum of Ethnography will be built based on the plans of Vallet de Martinis DIID architectes (French), the House of Hungarian Music based on the plans of Sou […]]]> 0 Extension of Städel Museum, Germany / schneider+schumacher Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:16:17 +0000 The new extension to Frankfurt’s beloved Städel Museum, designed by schneider+schumacher and completed in February 2012, incorporates landscape, light, art, and subtle architecture. The project is the result of an international competition to design the extension of the Städel Museum in Frankfurt, Germany that would extend exhibition space from 4,000 m2 to 7,000 m2. Among […]]]> 0 Guggenheim Museum Helsinki’s proposal by BFarchitecture Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:48:45 +0000 The design of the new Guggenheim Museum is simple and strong to work as a Landmark to the city. Its shape arise from the “Genius Loci”. The bi-directional axis of the urban grid defines the twisted movement of the volume. To mark the breathtaking panoramic views of the side, the Museum itself is a mutant […]]]> 0 Franz Liszt Concert Hall, Austria / Atelier Kempe Thill Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:30:19 +0000 Since the beginning of the modernist period, the concert house has been in crisis. 18th and 19th century halls conformed to a system of proportions, with architecture shaping room acoustics. During the past century, this system was abandoned. Architects designed free and organic spaces whose acoustic properties had to be “tackled” after the event by […]]]> 0 Open-air swimming pool plans to launch in middle of Thames in London Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:04:41 +0000 An online crowd-funding campaign to build a £10m open-air swimming pool in the middle of the river Thames in central London is to launch next month. Initial designs for the Thames Baths, which is to open next year on the Victoria Embankment if planning permission is granted, feature a 25-metre by 10-metre main pool, filtration […]]]> 0 Concrete Love – The Boehm Family Trailer Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:46:31 +0000 CONCRETE LOVE is the first and only documentary about one of Germany’s preeminent architects, Gottfried Boehm. Being the only German laureate of the prestigious Chicago based Pritzker Price for Architecture, he is also the patriarch of an architecture dynasty to which his sons Stephan, Peter und Paul belong. But with the death of his wife […]]]> 0 To Fix Midtown, You Must First Break Midtown Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:42:16 +0000 New York has fantastic public transit. It’s by far the best in the country. Sorry not sorry. But there is one way in which it falls short: There are meagre ways to get across town, especially at critical points like 42nd street, where you must either choose NYC‘s shortest and nastiest subway line or the […]]]> 0