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Step Into a Movie Dreamworld With "Accidental Wes Anderson" on Reddit

07:00 - 20 August, 2017
Lighthouse in Húsavík, Iceland. Image <a href='https://www.reddit.com/r/AccidentalWesAnderson/comments/6lg9c1/i_took_this_picture_of_a_lighthouse_in_h%C3%BAsav%C3%ADk/'>via Reddit user Milonade</a>
Lighthouse in Húsavík, Iceland. Image via Reddit user Milonade

If you ever have those moments where you take a step back from your life and feel like you’ve suddenly fallen into a scene from a movie, you may appreciate the subreddit /r/AccidentalWesAnderson. Director, producer, screenwriter, and actor Wes Anderson is well known for creating scenes in his films that blur the lines between the real and the unreal. His extreme symmetry and restricted color palettes can often give the impression of a surreal, self-contained world. The purpose of the Accidental Wes Anderson subreddit is for users to post photos of real-world architecture and scenes they’ve stumbled upon that look like they could be stills from one of Anderson’s movies, with Redditors finding Anderson-esque scenes around the globe in everything from bathrooms to staircases to city streets. Even a viewer unfamiliar with Anderson’s films can browse the collection of photos and easily understand his aesthetic. Below is just a small selection of some of the most evocative photos to be found on the subreddit.

Inside a tower in Pisa, Italy. Image <a href='http://i.imgur.com/m2b3P4d.jpg'>via Reddit user LaTalpa123</a> Homes in Vietnam. Image <a href='https://www.reddit.com/r/AccidentalWesAnderson/comments/6lqh6q/homes_in_vietnam/'>via Reddit user temporality</a> Tin Mal Mosque, Morocco. Image <a href='https://i.imgur.com/BeNYBsu.jpg'>via Reddit user that-there</a> Swimming Hall in Gotha, Germany. Image <a href='https://www.reddit.com/r/AccidentalWesAnderson/comments/6sswkz/swimminghall_in_gotha_germany/'>via Reddit user Teillu</a> +12

Spotlight: Eero Saarinen

06:00 - 20 August, 2017
Spotlight: Eero Saarinen, TWA Terminal. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/samsebeskazal/10283256224/'>Flickr user samsebeskazal</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>
TWA Terminal. Image © Flickr user samsebeskazal licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Son of pioneering Finnish architect Eliel SaarinenEero Saarinen (August 20, 1910 – September 1, 1961) was not only born on the same day, but carried his father's later rational Art Deco into a neofuturist internationalism, regularly using sweeping curves and abundant glass. Saarinen's simple design motifs allowed him to be incredibly adaptable, turning his talent to furniture design with Charles Eames and producing radically different buildings for different clients. Despite his short career as a result of his young death, Saarinen gained incredible success and plaudits, winning some of the most sought-after commissions of the mid-twentieth century.

North Christian Church, Columbus. Image © Hassan Bagheri TWA Terminal. Image © Cameron Blaylock St Louis Gateway Arch. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffnps/5263761913'>Flickr user jeffnps</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a> David S. Ingalls Skating Rink. Image via Wikimedia (public domain) +15

FLOW Hostel / PRTZN Architecture

05:00 - 20 August, 2017
FLOW Hostel / PRTZN Architecture, © Balázs Danyi
© Balázs Danyi

© Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Gönczy Pál u., 1093 Hungary
  • Lead Architects

    Gergely Hory, Zoltán Major, Péter Müllner
  • Area

    660.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Detached House / MIDE architetti

02:00 - 20 August, 2017
Detached House / MIDE architetti , © Alessanda Bello
© Alessanda Bello

© Alessanda Bello © Alessanda Bello © Alessanda Bello © Alessanda Bello +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fiesso d'Artico, Italy
  • Architects in Charge

    Fabrizio Michielon, Sergio de Gioia
  • Area

    950.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Gwynne St Studio / Biasol

20:00 - 19 August, 2017
Gwynne St Studio / Biasol, © Ari Hatzis
© Ari Hatzis

© Ari Hatzis © Ari Hatzis © Ari Hatzis © Ari Hatzis +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    10/12 Gwynne St, Cremorne VIC 3121, Australia
  • Area

    480.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

International Antarctic Center Design Winner Announced

16:00 - 19 August, 2017
International Antarctic Center Design Winner Announced, Cortesía de Equipo Primer Lugar
Cortesía de Equipo Primer Lugar

A team led by Alberto Moletto, Cristóbal Tirado, Sebastián Hernández and Danilo Lagos has been selected as the winners of the Punta Arenas International Antarctic Center (CAI) design competition. 

The ambitious state-owned project sought to create a "distinctive and iconic infrastructure that is necessary to consolidate the position of Chile as an Antarctic country and Punta Arenas as the main gateway city to West Antarctica."

Take an in-depth look at the winning proposal, described by its authors as a hybrid building, organized "formally and programmatically from strata or superimposed layers, materially varied to host diverse program elements, each with its own character." Here, the architects tell their story.

Art Installation Links Contemporary Culture and the Historical and Archaeological Heritage of Athens

14:00 - 19 August, 2017

NEON is a nonprofit organization that works to bring contemporary culture closer to everyone. 

The Theater of Disappearance is a site specific, outdoor and indoor installation by Argentinian artist Adrian Villar Rojas in Greece, at the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), located on the archaeological site of the Hill of the Nymphs. Built in 1846, the National Observatory is the first scientific research institution in Greece and consolidates nearly two centuries of astronomy since Greek independence in 1832. This is a project curated by Elina Kountouri, that forms part of NEON’s work to establish a link between contemporary culture and the historical and archaeological heritage of Athens.

© Panos Kokkinias, Courtesy NEON © Panos Kokkinias, Courtesy NEON © Panos Kokkinias, Courtesy NEON © Panos Kokkinias, Courtesy NEON +23

Modern Art Museum of Medellín Extension / Ctrl G + 51-1

13:00 - 19 August, 2017
Modern Art Museum of Medellín Extension / Ctrl G + 51-1, © Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

© Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli +44

  • Architects

  • Location

    Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Architects Ctrl G

    Catalina Patiño, Viviana Peña
  • Architects 51-1

    César Becerra, Manuel de Rivero, Fernando Puente Arnao
  • Design Team

    Sebastián Monsalve, Jorge Gómez, Eduardo Peláez
  • Area

    7500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Ascend, Descend: 10 Staircases Made From Beautiful Materials

12:00 - 19 August, 2017

Stairs do more than take you up a floor; they represent a journey the architect wants you to travel. The act of ascending and descending extends beyond planning. Projects like Herzog and De Meuron’s expressive staircases in VitraHaus, Sou Fujimoto’s inhabited stairs in Musashino’s Library and even MVRDV’s giant urban staircase allowed individuals to achieve entirely new perspectives of their surroundings or even city. Staircases hold their own as elements of architectural expression. Some blend in; others puncture a space with their unique shape and materials. 

Courtesy of Embaixada arquitectura © Rafaela Netto © Pietro Savorelli © Nelson Kon +11

Why Henning Larsen Architects Believe that VR Is "a Gift for the Future of Architecture"

09:30 - 19 August, 2017

Currently, virtual reality and 360-degree video are somewhat niche tools, but they are rapidly gaining in popularity. These immersive technologies give architects a means to better decipher a client’s expectations—everything from a building’s natural lighting to the choice of tile backsplash can be actively assessed at any point in the design and construction process. This transformative technology has already been fully incorporated into some practices. ArchDaily interviewed Henning Larsen’s Chief Engineer of Sustainability Jakob Strømann-Andersen to better understand the current and future applications of virtual immersion in architecture.

Telheiras Apartment / Miguel Marcelino

09:00 - 19 August, 2017
Telheiras Apartment / Miguel Marcelino, Courtesy of Miguel Marcelino
Courtesy of Miguel Marcelino

Courtesy of Miguel Marcelino Courtesy of Miguel Marcelino Courtesy of Miguel Marcelino Courtesy of Miguel Marcelino +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Area

    115.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

World Photo Day 2017: Our Readers’ 100 Most-Bookmarked Architectural Photographs

08:00 - 19 August, 2017

This August 19th is World Photo Day, which celebrates photography on the anniversary of the day on which France bought the patent for the daguerreotype, one of the earliest photographic processes, and released it to the world for free in 1839. At ArchDaily, we understand the importance of photography in architecture—not only as a tool for recording designs, but also as a discipline that many of us enjoy. To celebrate the occasion, we decided to reveal the most popular images ever published on ArchDaily, as selected by you, our readers. Using data gathered from My ArchDaily, we have ranked the 100 most-saved images from our database; read on to see them.

Post Office Sněžka / e-MRAK

05:00 - 19 August, 2017
Post Office Sněžka / e-MRAK, © Andrea Thiel Lhotakova
© Andrea Thiel Lhotakova

© Andrea Thiel Lhotakova © Andrea Thiel Lhotakova © Andrea Thiel Lhotakova Courtesy of e-MRAK +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sněžka, Czech Republic
  • Lead Architects

    Martin Rajniš, Patrik Hoffman, Jan Mach, Tom Plzenský, David Kubík, Josef Franc
  • Area

    112.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

A Two-Family House OGLE / NRJA

02:00 - 19 August, 2017
A Two-Family House OGLE / NRJA, © Gatis Rozenfelds - Zigmārs Jauja
© Gatis Rozenfelds - Zigmārs Jauja

© Gatis Rozenfelds - Zigmārs Jauja © Gatis Rozenfelds - Zigmārs Jauja © Gatis Rozenfelds - Zigmārs Jauja © Gatis Rozenfelds - Zigmārs Jauja +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Riga, Latvia
  • Lead Architects

    Uldis Lukševics, Ivars Veinbergs, Zigmārs Jauja, Linda Leitāne-Šmīdberga
  • Area

    400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

DongZhuang Museum of Western Regions / Xinjiang Wind Architectural Design & Research Institute

22:00 - 18 August, 2017
DongZhuang Museum of Western Regions / Xinjiang Wind Architectural Design & Research Institute, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li +43

Zern Pavilion / Vlad Kissel

20:00 - 18 August, 2017
Zern Pavilion / Vlad Kissel, © Sergey Christolyubov - Andrey Lysikov
© Sergey Christolyubov - Andrey Lysikov

© Sergey Christolyubov - Andrey Lysikov © Sergey Christolyubov - Andrey Lysikov © Sergey Christolyubov - Andrey Lysikov © Sergey Christolyubov - Andrey Lysikov +39

Acquarium / Atelier8

19:00 - 18 August, 2017
Acquarium / Atelier8, © LiYue
© LiYue

© LiYue © LiYue © LiYue © LiYue +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    160 Ju Lu Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
  • Author Architects

    Jorge Gonzalez, Dai Chenjun, Zhao Qing
  • Area

    79.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Theresa Street Residence / Sonelo Design Studio

17:00 - 18 August, 2017
Theresa Street Residence / Sonelo Design Studio, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +18