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“Nothing Short of a Carbuncle”: 9 Rejected Projects by H&dM, Rem, Frank, Zaha, and More

Fretting that upcoming approval meeting with the Design Commission? Still smarting from the fact that a beloved design got shot down? Well, you’re not alone. Even the best architects in the world have had to deal with rejection. Most recently, Paris gave walking papers to Herzog & de Meuron when the city council voted against the firm’s Tour Triangle, which would have been the first new skyscraper in Paris in four decades. READ More>

How to Rebuild Architecture

IN architecture, everyone’s a critic. One of us, Steven, was recently driving down Elliott Avenue in Charlottesville, Va., his hometown, with his 88-year-old mother. They passed a house designed and built by architecture students at the University of Virginia. To Steven, an architect, this model for affordable housing — a tough pair of stacked boxes, sheathed in corrugated metal — was a bold design statement. But to his mother’s eye, the house was a blight on the landscape, an insult to its historic neighbors. READ More>

ESKYIU | Hong Kong | designvanguard | Architectural Record

Dec 9th 2014 – The AIA Hong Kong Chapter is proud to announce that two of its members, Eric Schuldenfrei, Associate AIA & Marisa Yiu, AIA, founding partners of ESKYIU, have been selected by Architectural Record magazine for Design Vanguard 2014 recognition.  In its 15th edition, Design Vanguard showcases emerging firms from around the world that are expanding the role of the architect by championing new approaches to design and practice.  More details about this special recognition of ESKYIU’s work can be viewed HERE.

Architectural Record’s annual Design Vanguard issue brings together emerging architects who are already doing some of the most innovative work in the field and are ones to watch. Vanguard architects are selected by a panel of professionals including deans of architecture schools and critics from around the country after they reviewed design portfolios.

HKU Architectural Department: Public Lecture by Juhani Pallasmaa

Lecture Synopsis:

Architectural projects are products of imagination. In addition to a projective imagination, an empathic and embodied imagination is needed to grasp the experiential and emotive qualities of the designed spaces, as well as their resonance with life. The designer place herself in the imagined setting in the role of the future occupant. Read More >