Ice Sports Center of the 13th China National Winter Games / Architectural Design and Research Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology

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  • Structural Engineer: Dai Dazhi
  • Mep Consultant: Shi Jianlei
  • Lighting Consultant: Lu Yanqiu
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From the architect. The functional layout design is mainly based on the rational organization of events and the environment space shaping during and after events to provide athletes and citizens with diverse activity spaces, two main entrances provided on the north and south sides of the base, three main venues, i.e. the speed skating gym, the ice hockey hall and the curling hall arranged close to the entrance to facilitate event organization and people evacuation, the athlete apartment and the media center, etc. that provide service for sport events arranged

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“Never Built New York” Queens Museum exhibition with SU, School of Architecture connection explores an alternative NYC never seen

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ci/ci2o1fhiz12n0qce.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ci/ci2o1fhiz12n0qce.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ci/ci2o1fhiz12n0qce.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ci/ci2o1fhiz12n0qce.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Buried somewhere in the universal archive of architectural projects lies a massive catalogue of unbuilt proposals: a treasure trove of &ldquo;whatifs&rdquo; and visions of what could or might have been. Though seemingly inert and consigned to the &ldquo;past,&rdquo; these proposals 
have the potential to inspire all those who contemplate and design for the present and the future. In 2013, the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angles hosted “Never Built Los Angeles,” an exhibition co-curated by Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell, based on the pair’s successful book by the same name. Goldin, an architecture critic, and Lubell, an architectural writer and editor, featured more than 100 proposed projects that never came to fruition, painting a dramatic picture of “what might have been.” The speculation continues and moves to the east coast with the “Never Built New York” exhibition curated by Goldin and Lubell, which opens this month at Continue reading "“Never Built New York” Queens Museum exhibition with SU, School of Architecture connection explores an alternative NYC never seen"

New images revealed of the winning Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Terminal design

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7c/7c2z7hmjuo263bfu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7c/7c2z7hmjuo263bfu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7c/7c2z7hmjuo263bfu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7c/7c2z7hmjuo263bfu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Last week <a href="http://bustler.net/news/search/amsterdam/5942/kaan-architecten-selected-to-design-the-new-amsterdam-airport-schiphol-terminal" >we reported</a> that the search for the new&nbsp;Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Terminal designer had come to an end with the selection of KL AIR, an international consortium consisting of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/kaanarchitecten" >KAAN Architecten</a>, Estudio Lamela, ABT and Ineco, with the support of Arnout Meijer Studio, DGMR and Planeground. Now KL&nbsp;AIR has released a brand new set of renderings and architectural drawings presenting the new building in greater detail.
Slated for completion in 2023, the new departures and arrivals hall are expected to welcome approximately 14 million travelers per year and impressed the selection committee with its ability to link up with Schiphol Plaza, the train station, and potential future expansions.  Read on for a project description we've received from the winning team.

Xinchang Village’s Central Kindergarten / Atelier Deshaus

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  • Architects: Atelier Deshaus
  • Location: Xinchang village of Tianquan county in Sichuan Province, China
  • Design Team: Chen Yifeng, Liu Yichun, Gao Lin, Gao De
  • Construction: BEIJING TONGCHENGFANHUA ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING CONSULTING Co.,Ltd.
  • Client: One Foundation
  • Area: 1500.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Su Shengliang
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From the architect. Xinchang village’s kindergarten is one of more than ten kindergartens that Open Foundation has donated to the disaster area of 2013 Lushan earthquake. Surrounded by mountains, the site is a relatively small platform in the northwest of the village. It faces a mountain gap to the west, so that people can still sense the faraway from here. The surrounding settlements, while providing shelters to the inhabitants, confronts subtly the nature that dominates.

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The entire kindergarten is conceived as a “village”. The total volume of one thousand five hundred square

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Cilandak Stackhouse / Atelier Riri

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  • Architects: Atelier Riri
  • Location: Cilandak, Indonesia
  • Lead Architects: Riri Yakub, Harindra Mahutama
  • Area: 1123.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: William Sutanto
  • Collaborators: Kreame Property
  • Contractor: Keen Contractor
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< p dir="ltr"> From the architect. Stackhouse.
When function follows form.

Sometimes changing the form can be done before planning the space, because each space is usually created over form and activities therein.  Space is created because of the form; in order for all the residential activities are covered. Indeed, it is because we live in space, not due to form. It all started from searching for formation character based on mass composition, until the building identity is generated eventually. Space flow accommodates activities flow that gives various surprises. The space definition is freed to the owners so they can adapt to their house.

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UNStudio’s Raffles City Hangzhou is an all-in-one destination for living, working, and leisure

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sb/sb78n9qc7dnhbd4z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sb/sb78n9qc7dnhbd4z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sb/sb78n9qc7dnhbd4z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sb/sb78n9qc7dnhbd4z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Dutch firm, <a href="https://archinect.com/unstudio" rel="nofollow" >UNStudio</a>, has completed their largest single building to date&mdash;the new Raffles City mixed-use development described by the firm as "a sustainable urban hub for living, working and leisure." Back in 2009, the firm opened their <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/11467/shanghai" rel="nofollow" >Shanghai</a> office to oversee the complex's design and construction.&nbsp;
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Conceived as a vertical city, the structure occupies almost 400,000 square meters of space and will offer a rich mix of 24/7 functions. The two streamlined, 250-meter tall towers house residential units, Grade A offices, the Conrad Hotel and a rooftop helipad. The six-story podium and plaza, which has direct underground connection to the metro, offer retail, restaurants, leisure facilities and parking. 
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The design is representative of the distinctive, sinuous style the firm has become known for. The pair of winding towers, featuring an outer layer of rotated, Continue reading "UNStudio’s Raffles City Hangzhou is an all-in-one destination for living, working, and leisure"

Is that Augmented Reality in your pocket? Morpholio updates their apps to take advantage of Apple’s new ARKit

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hr/hr9mucfpr8ebz25g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hr/hr9mucfpr8ebz25g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hr/hr9mucfpr8ebz25g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hr/hr9mucfpr8ebz25g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Apple's latest mobile operating system, iOS 11, just released today. One of the biggest updates that should get the attention of architects is <a href="https://developer.apple.com/arkit/" rel="nofollow" >ARKit</a>, Apple's new <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/8401/augmented-reality" rel="nofollow" >augmented reality</a> framework. ARKit provides the opportunity to for Apple and 3rd party developers to create AR experiences anew, or to enhance existing applications for iPhone and iPad.
Augmented reality is relatively old news, but the fact that this framework is now baked into the most popular mobile device in the world, soon to be married to Apple's latest AR-friendly hardware, is big news. Millions of people around the world will soon have some of the most advanced AR tools in their pockets, regardless if they want it. Businesses and app developers now have the opportunity to show the potential of AR to people without requiring them to purchase expensive new hardware and software.  Morpholio, a company that we've covered previously Continue reading "Is that Augmented Reality in your pocket? Morpholio updates their apps to take advantage of Apple’s new ARKit"

Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi cross paths in the “A Search for Living Architecture” exhibition

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m6/m6igm1wwyhavt8mx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m6/m6igm1wwyhavt8mx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m6/m6igm1wwyhavt8mx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m6/m6igm1wwyhavt8mx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />The works of&nbsp;Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi come together in <a href="http://bustler.net/events/9909/albert-frey-and-lina-bo-bardi-a-search-for-living-architecture" >&ldquo;Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture&rdquo;</a>, at the <a href="https://www.psmuseum.org/" >Palm Springs Art Museum</a>. The exhibition&nbsp;delves into how each architect's work represents the rise of the&nbsp;S&atilde;o Paulo and Southern California&nbsp;architectural scenes in the mid-20th century &mdash; a theme in tandem with&nbsp;Los Angeles' ongoing&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/pacific-standard-time/731189" >Pacific Standard Time</a> LA:LA.
Although the two never met in person, the exhibition starts with the moment that Bo Bardi translated Frey’s “Living Architecture for Domus” treatise and it explores the architects' shared belief that architecture is a way to connect people, nature, and buildings.  Displayed in a colorful installation designed by Barbara Bestor, the exhibition is open now until January 7, 2018. Catch a glimpse of it below.