30 March 2007

Gulf Coast Rebuild: Libeskind, Chapter Four


Fourth in a series of interesting architectural documentary videos discussing the ongoing rebuilding of the Gulf Coast Region of the United States following Hurricane Katrina. This episode features Libeskind with members of his studio discussing how their design could be the catalyst for energy and interest in the area devastated by Hurricane Katrina.


28 March 2007

Richard Rogers Wins 2007 Pritzker Prize




Barajas Airport, Madrid, Spain

Architect Richard Rogers reknown for being the designer of both the Centre Pompidou and the Lloyd's of London Building is the recipient of the 2007 Pritzker Prize for Architecture.




Channel 4 Television Headquarters, London, England

British Architect Richard Rogers Wins Pritzker Prize - NY Times
Pritzker Prize Official Photobooklet Link

20 March 2007

Gulf Coast Rebuild: Libeskind, Chapter Three


Third in a series of interesting architectural documentary videos discussing the ongoing rebuilding of the Gulf Coast Region of the United States following Hurricane Katrina. This episode features Libeskind discussing architecture and his approach to the profession.

Carnival of Hurricane Relief Link


19 March 2007

Wonders of the World: The Buildings of 2006

Wembley Stadium, London, England - HOK Sport & Foster + Partners

While doing a little surfing, we found this interesting compilation of buildings presented in an article from
BusinessWeek.com. The article lists several projects as being among the "Wonders of 2006", a few of which are also USGBC LEED certified buildings. Among the listed projects are: Davies Alpine House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England - Wilkinson Eyre, Hearst Building, New York City, New York - Foster + Partners, Apple's 5th Avenue Store, New York City, New York - Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Glenn House, Santa Monica, California - Ray Kappe, National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff, Wales - Richard Rogers, San Francisco Federal Building, San Francisco, California - Morphosis and the Big Dig House, Lexington, Massachusetts - Single Speed Design among others.

Although included in this article's wonders, the Hearst Building was featured most recently in Gridskipper's, "Ugliest Buildings in New York City" survey in which various members of the architecture community where asked to point out the worst aesthetically designed building in Manhattan. From the poll's results, it was among the many candidates.

A Daily Dose of Architecture Hearst Building Review

13 March 2007

Gulf Coast Rebuild: Libeskind, Chapter Two


Second in a series of interesting architectural documentary videos discussing the ongoing rebuilding of the Gulf Coast Region of the United States following Hurricane Katrina. This episode begins to discuss Libeskind's involvement in the efforts.


08 March 2007

Which "Star" Architect Would You Hire?


The results are in and our readers have spoken. Rem Koolhaas is the "Star" architect that most people would hire. In our most recent sidebar poll we asked the aforementioned question. The results show that 44% of you would hire OMA/Koolhaas , 22% said that they would choose Frank Gehry, while 10% said Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl Architects, or another firm entirely. Morphosis received no votes in the opinion poll. So is "Star" architecture still en vogue? Has the "Bilbao Effect" run its course or are certain architects still being hired in a cyclical fashion based on who is kitsch today? What do you think? Please feel free to comment.


06 March 2007

Gulf Coast Rebuild: Forest Heights


First in a series of interesting architectural documentary videos discussing the ongoing rebuilding of the Gulf Coast Region of the United States following Hurricane Katrina.


02 March 2007

Intriguing Earth Architecture 04

Angkor Wat

World Heritage Site, Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Dutch Company to Float Eco-Homes

An innovative and eco-friendly Dutch construction company DuraVermeer is building a community of affordable, floating homes for use in flood prone areas of the Netherlands. The first community of which can be found in Maasbommel. Apparently the houses are constructed on pilings that rise or fall with the level of the surrounding water. The breakthrough idea could revolutionize residential construction in flood plains. Perhaps this solution could be used as a partial solution in the rebuilding of New Orleans and the hurricane-striken Gulf Coast regions of the United States?


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