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Archifest 2014 Pavilion Design Competition yields unexpected results with two winning proposals

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The Archifest 2014 Pavilion Design Competition in Singapore had the unexpected outcome of two winners. The competition invited local architects this past June to submit entries for the festival's main event pavilion. Out of a record-high 28 submitted proposals, the jury chose the following winners after two…

The “world’s largest indoor arena” by Populous officially opens in Manila, Philippines

Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014
Since construction began in 2011, Populous just announced the opening of the Philippine Arena in Manila, Philippines. Commissioned by Iglesia Ni Cristo (the Church of Christ), the structure is described to be the world's largest indoor arena and will be able to accommodate up to 50,000…

Aedas wins top honors for Revitalisation Project at the latest HKIA Annual Awards in Hong Kong

Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
In the latest Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) Annual Awards, Aedas was no doubt victorious once again with two preservation/renewal projects: "Art Community": Revitalisation Project in Wan Chai, Hong Kong and Center 66 in Wuxi, China. As the highest architectural awards program in Hong Kong, the…

Daniel Libeskind’s 60-story Century Spire breaks ground in Metro Manila, Philippines

Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014
Daniel Libeskind is at it again with the recent unveiling and groundbreaking of Century Spire, a 60-story tower that will be built in the city of Makati in Manila, Philippines. Libeskind collaborated with major Philippine real estate firm Century Properties Group and Giorgio Armani's Armani/Casa Interior…

Details into the Korean Peninsula’s “Crow’s Eye View” pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
In the Korean Peninsula's response to the 2014 Venice Biennale theme of rediscovering national identity through architecture, the "Crow's Eye View" pavilion explores the divided state of North and South Korea, and extends that discussion to the global state of architecture itself. The multi-themed pavilion uses…

A look into JAHN’s Qiantan Enterprise World Phase II in Qiantan, China

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014
The second stage for the Qiantan Enterprise World Phase II headquarters recently broke ground in Qiantan, China. Designed by JAHN president Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido of Chicago, the second phase of the Qiantan Enterprise headquarters includes a frit-patterned office+retail complex and plenty of outdoor space. Development of the…

Populous completes Main Stadium for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Since winning the competition in 2009, global sports and entertainment firm Populous recently marked the full construction of the Main Stadium for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games -- officially known as the XVII Asiad. Taking place in Incheon, South Korea starting September 19 until…

UNStudio appointed to design the Lyric Theatre in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014
In their latest cultural venue project, UNStudio was recently selected by Hong Kong's West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) to design the Lyric Theatre that will be built in the developing cultural district. UNStudio will be working with local firm AD+RG. The theater's schematic…

A closer look into the 3rd-prize Port of Kinmen Passenger Service Center entry

Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Next up from Taiwan's recently concluded Port of Kinmen Passenger Service Center competition is 3rd-prize winner Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects. In their entry, LOHA emphasized integrating landscape design to the seaside structure as well as cultural venues to further open up the port to residents and their…

Tom Wiscombe Architecture’s 2nd-prize Kinmen Passenger Service Center entry in more detail

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Tom Wiscombe, whose firm is based in Los Angeles, shared all the details with us to his Port of Kinmen Passenger Service Center proposal. Decked out in vivid colors and geometric forms, Wiscombe's proposal won second place in the recently concluded international Port of Kinmen…

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