Architectural Model – Tool, Fetish, Small Utopia- Approximately 300 models are currently on display at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) in Frankfurt, Germany, as part of the exhibition "Architectural Model – Tool, Fetish, Small Utopia". DAM bills the show as a worldwide first, in its attempt to "systematically study the opportunities afforded by models in terms of experimenting, impressing the observer and producing small-scale artworks." Many of the models come from the museum's collection, including Frei Otto's "form-finding" models; pictured here is his unbuilt "ship house" for Ulm. jh
Living Building Challenge Wins 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge
The Living Building Challenge, a certification program that strives for the highest level of environmental performance, has been awarded the $100,000 Buckminster Fuller Challenge. More
Corning Museum of Glass Unveils Expansion Design
The Corning Museum of Glass has unveiled the preliminary design for its North Wing expansion, designed by Thomas Phifer & Partners. More
Network of African Architecture Schools Launched in Accra
The ArchiAfrika Educational Network has been launched by ArchiAfrika at a conference held in cooperation with the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. More
This year, DETAIL is inviting submissions for the DETAIL Prize for the fifth time. The main prize – the DETAIL Prize 2012 – will be picked by an internationally renowned jury consisting of David Chipperfield, Odile Decq, Norman Foster, Jürgen Mayer H., Richard Meier, Volker Staab, and Graham Stirk. Register now and submit your projects online by 31 July 2012!
The Edge House marks itself in the mountains of Northwest Connecticut with two curved walls in vertical cedar boards, one gray and one red. At the end of the curve is the master bedroom, its bed cantilevered over the mountainside, capturing western views. Architect Bohlin Cywinski Jackson answered some questions about the house.
Transforming the Architecture Studio with C-BIP- World-Architects spoke with Scott Marble, director of C-BIP’s Integrated Design Studios, about how the Columbia University GSAPP program is attempting to transform architectural education. The interview, which took place at the Brooklyn office of Marble Fairbanks, is transcribed here, accompanied by illustrations explaining the C-BIP structure and examples of student work.
After threats of anti-gentrification protests, the Guggenheim moved the site of its BMW Guggenheim Lab from Kreuzberg to Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin. The Lab finally opened on June 15. Watch the two-month construction of the Atelier Bow-Wow-designed temporary structure in just over one minute.
ECDM designed the Pierre Budin Daycare in the 18th arrondissement of Paris with an undulating façade of Ductal prefabricated titanium panels. Ductal refers to its high-performance panels as "a mineral material between concrete and metal," and here they achieved the wavy, plant-like appearance the architects desired.