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CL3 Architects Limited Built the First Vertical Art Galleries Building in the World

Sophia T • Nov 16, 2018 • 265

CL3 Architects Limited Built the First Vertical Art Galleries Building in the World

Hong Kong based architecture firm CL3 Architects Limited thinks that the term “Form Follows Function” is greatly challenged in the design of commercial buildings in modern cities as the “function” of its tenants becomes generic. However, H Queen’s is unique in breaking this taboo by imagining its occupant early on: situated on the historic Pottinger Street and Queen’s Road Central, this 700 s.m. site with a total built up area of 10,000 s.m. is in the center of Hong Kong’s art district. The redevelopment of the Central Police Station into art and culture complex is just up the street. Therefore, CL3 has imagined the first purpose built vertical art galleries building in the world.

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New York's Architecture And Engineering Firms Competed For The Annual Cans-For-A-Cause

Elif Merve Unsal • Nov 16, 2018 • 349

New York's Architecture And Engineering Firms Competed For The Annual Cans-For-A-Cause

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that about 821 million people in the world are suffering from chronic undernourishment and the food insecure number is nearly 17.2 million households in the US alone.

Canstruction an international nonprofit organization founded by the society for Design administration New York Chapter in 1992, is series of design-build competitions held in cities through the US and around the world.The teams formed by design professionals compete to design and build structures made entirely out of unopened cans of food. Thousands of cans of food are used to create the structure which they have designed with their teams.This year, 26th Annual Canstruction New York Design/Build Compet (...)

NLÉ Architects releases its fourth prototype of Makoko Floating School in China

WA Contents • Nov 15, 2018 • 959

NLÉ Architects releases its fourth prototype of Makoko Floating School in China

NLÉ Architects, architecture, design, and urbanism practice led by Kunlé Adeyemi, has released its fourth prototype and third iteration of the Makoko Floating School - a prefabricated self-build system for water to address the challenges and opportunities of urbanisation and climate change.

Called MFS IIIx3, the prototype was developed as part of Cosmopolis #1.5: ‘Enlarged Intelligence’ exhibition in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou and Mao Jihong Arts Foundation running from November 3, 2018 to January 6, 2019.

Installed in Jincheng Lake in Chengdu’s new ecological belt, MFS IIIx3 offers an approach to, and revives, an ancient yet contemporary civilisational relationship with water, orig (...)

MVRDV updates visuals for its carved mixed-use tower in Moscow

WA Contents • Nov 15, 2018 • 502

MVRDV updates visuals for its carved mixed-use tower in Moscow

MVRDV has released updated versions of images for its first building in Moscow, Russia, as the sales have been officially launched on 289 apartments.

Named RED7 (previously known as The Silhouette), the mixed-use building is inspired by its neighbouring constructivist buildings and it is aimed to act as a symbolic gateway into the city centre of Moscow. The building draws attention with its special texture and materiality made up of red ceramic façade.

RED7, encompassing a total of 52,000-square-metre area, will consist of a 28,320-square-metre residential, 8,230-square-metre commercial, 1,375-square-metre shared facilities and 13,310-square-metre underground parking spaces.

With its corner plot and height of 7 (...)

Patrik Schumacher sues to become sole executor of Zaha Hadid's £70 Million estate

WA Contents • Nov 15, 2018 • 641

Patrik Schumacher sues to become sole executor of Zaha Hadid's £70 Million estate

Zaha Hadid's family and friends have started to fight over her £70.8 million estate, as the Principal of the firm Patrik Schumacher has recently filed a claim in London's High Court to remove Rana Hadid (Hadid's niece), artist Brian Clarke, and developer Peter Palumbo as co-executors.

If Schumacher's claim is accepted in High Court, he will be the sole party to control Hadid's £70.8 million estate. The claim has been made public with a statement by The Guardian critic Oliver Wainwright with a tweet.

In a statement issued on behalf of the Lord Peter Palumbo, Rana Hadid and Brian Clarke (the trustees of the Zaha Hadid Foundation), a lawyer representing the three co-executors stated that "Patrik S (...)

YAC announces the winners of Seduction Pavilion competition

WA Contents • Nov 14, 2018 • 712

YAC announces the winners of Seduction Pavilion competition

YAC – Young Architects Competitions announces the winners of Seduction Pavilion, an ideas competition that was launched last June in cooperation with the FRI – Fashion Research Italy foundation and aimed at designing a pavilion for a temporary exhibition for the first Fashion Film Festival organized by Cineteca di Bologna.

There was a total cash prize of € 10,000 to reward to the winner projects: the 1st prize of € 5,000 has been awarded to the Spanish team “laub”, the 2nd prize of € 3,000 to the Irish team “AI studio” and the 3rd prize of€ 1,000 to the Italian team “CDC”.

The 2 Gold Mentions, of € 500 each, have been assigned to two Italian teams: &ldqu (...)

THEVERYMANY creates a tangled installation on a pier of Florida

WA Contents • Nov 14, 2018 • 770

THEVERYMANY creates a tangled installation on a pier of Florida

Marc Fornes' art and architecture studio THEVERYMANY has created a tangled installation on a pier of Tampa, Florida, inviting visitors to discover a new structural network, to pause, reflection, and wavering affections, like a pace of walking seen in other places.

Named Form of Wander, the structure is situated to host new outdoor activities and new memories at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in Tampa, Florida.

As an inverted mangrove, the green-hued aluminum canopy announces itself among palms as a signal on the Hillsborough River. The tree-like structure appears to float between water and land.

Commissioned by Hillsborough County Public Art, Form of Wander is the second permanent project by the studio in Florida, (...)

World Architecture Community Awards 29th Cycle Winners Are Announced

WA Contents • Nov 14, 2018 • 982

World Architecture Community Awards 29th Cycle Winners Are Announced

World Architecture Community team is proud to announce the winners of 10+5+X WA Awards 29th Cycle. Once again, we have 40 winning projects from 27 different countries with a fantastic mix of building types, spanning from Turkey to India, from Portugal to Haiti, from Spain to Romania.

The winning projects include Dersyn Studio's Z9 Resort in Thailand, Cristián Romero Valente's AV House in Chile, Potiropoulos Partners' Vacation House In Messinia and Federico Bargone's Multifunctional Cultural Complex (CEM) in Italy, Yazgan Design & Archiecture's Merkez Ankara Showroom in Turkey and many more...

10+5 projects were selected by the votes of Honorary Members and Winners of earlier cycles (10) and rates (...)

MAD's kindergarten features porous floating roof that surrounds the historic courtyard in Beijing

WA Contents • Nov 14, 2018 • 501

MAD's kindergarten features porous floating roof that surrounds the historic courtyard in Beijing

MAD Architects has unveiled design for a new kindergarten featuring a dynamic floating and porous roof in a historic courtyard of Beijing, China. The roof creates a bulbous effect within the historic multi-layered urban houses, where old and new co-exist.

Named Courtyard Kindergarten, the project is located on the site of a traditional siheyuan courtyard that dates back to 1725. MAD’s scheme inserts a new building that protects the existing buildings, and also restores them for use.

A dynamic reddish floating roof surrounds the historic courtyard. While preserving the cultural heritage of the site, it forms a multi-layered urban narrative.

The project, led by Ma Yansong, is envisioned as a place full of magic &n (...)

In Japan, Yatai (food-cart) is enjoying its revival

Mariko Sugita • Nov 14, 2018 • 420

In Japan, Yatai (food-cart) is enjoying its revival

YATAI - a small, mobile food stall - has regained immense popularity in Japan in recent years in the context of grassroots, bottom-up architectural movement. Especially younger, community-based architects have taken YATAI as their new tool to make quick, yet effective intervention to Japanese changing urban space. This article will walk you through one of the very local, community-driven architectural practices in Japan.

Photo courtesy of note architects

What is YATAI anyway?

Having its roots in the Meiji period (1868–1912), Yatai became especially popular in country’s recovery phase after the World War II. These small, often times mobile street stalls are assembled each time to become fully functioning rest (...)