Baldridge Architects Office / Baldridge Architects

© Casey Dunn

Architects: Baldridge Architects
Location: , TX, USA
Area: 1450.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Casey Dunn

32 “Discarded” Guggenheim Proposals You Should Know About

The search for a design for Helsinki’s new Guggenheim Museum is well under way. Over a thousand entrants submitted anonymous proposals for the harbor-side museum, and though six finalists have now been chosen, the incredible wealth of talent and effort present in the submissions is hard to ignore. We celebrate that talent here, showcasing 32 great designs-that-could-have-been for the Guggenheim. Learn more about all of them, after the break!

Tempo House / Gisele Taranto Arquitetura

© Denilson Machado – MCA Estudio

Architects: Gisele Taranto Arquitetura
Location: – State of , Brazil
Area: 1500.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Denilson Machado – MCA Estudio

Garden Bridge Gains Final Approval From Mayor of London

© Arup

London Mayor Boris Johnson has approved plans for the Thomas Heatherwick-designed Garden Bridge. The approval from the mayor is the third and final green light for the bridge, having previously been accepted by both Lambeth and Westminster councils. The project is now likely to begin construction within a year – in line with a self-imposed deadline by the Garden Bridge Trust that will allow them to complete the project before works on the proposed Thames Tideway Tunnel cause disruption on the site.

Alessandro Mendini Awarded the European Prize for Architecture

Museo del Casalingo -Forum Megna, 1996. Image Courtesy of Chicago Athenaeum Newsletter

Italian architect, philosopher, architectural theorist, visionary and design practitioner, , has been selected to receive the 2014 European Prize for Architecture. Awarded annually by the European Centre for Architecture, Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, the aims to recognize “influential architects that have changed and challenged the direction of contemporary architecture today and who have blazoned a more humane and intellectual approach to architecture.”

“Not since Frank Lloyd Wright has the world seen a more theory-driven and profound-thinking architect than Mendini,” said Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, the Museum President of the Chicago Athenaeum, in a press release.

Rafting Bridge / Arhitektura d.o.o.

© Miran Kambič

Architects: Arhitektura d.o.o.
Location: Celje,
Architect In Charge: Peter Gabrijelčič
Architect: Denis Rovan, Navor d.o.o.
Year: 2014
Photographs: Miran Kambič

Courtesy of RIBA
Courtesy of RIBA

RIBA Future Trends Survey Reveals A Dip In UK Workloads

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)’s Future Trends Survey for November showed that confidence in workload among UK architects fell back slightly with the workload index returning back to +29. This is compared to +37 in October, which was the second highest ever balance figure. The highest balance figures were in Northern Ireland (+50) and the North of England (+46), areas with the RIBA state “were initially the slowest to indicate a return to growth.” In addition, the percentage of respondents reporting that they had personally been under-employed remained at 12% for the second month running – the lowest figure since the survey began in January 2009. Practices report that they are currently employing 6% more year-out and post Part II students than they were twelve months ago.

Innocean Headquarters Europe / Ippolito Fleitz Group

© Robert Hoernig

Architects: Ippolito Fleitz Group
Location: , Germany
Design Team: Andrew Bardzik, Anke Stern
, David Schwarz
, Frank Peisert, Sebastian Tiedemann, Yuliya Lytyuk, Gunter Fleitz, Peter Ippolito, Daniela Schröder, Tim Lessmann
Area: 2800.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Robert Hoernig

Bambi Early Childhood Educational Center / Plan9

© Fernando Alda

Architects: Plan9
Location: Calle Mejorana, 14960 Córdoba, Córdoba,
Project Architects: Gloria García de la Banda García, José Luque Bellido
Project Area: 1008.0 m2
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Fernando Alda , José Luque

Sugamo Shinkin Bank – Nakaaoki branch / emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design

© Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners

Architects: emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design
Location: , 〒333-0844 Saitama-ken, Kawaguchi-shi, Kamiaoki, 6 Chome−6−1 Kー1テラス
Architect In Charge: Emmanuelle Moureaux
Area: 588.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners

YAK01 / Ayutt and Associates design

© Piyawut Srisakul

Architects: Ayutt and Associates design
Location: Soi Yen Akat 2, Khwaeng Chong Nonsi, Khet Yan Nawa, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120,
Architect In Charge: Ayutt Mahasom
Area: 500.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Piyawut Srisakul

Enzo. Gallery and Office / Ogawasekkei

© Masato Kawano / Nacasa & Partners

Architects: Ogawasekkei
Location: , Prefecture, Japan
Area: 66.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Masato Kawano / Nacasa & Partners

Milan Expo 2015: Russia to Exhibit Expansive Timber Pavilion

Courtesy of Eventica Communications

has released designs for their participation at Milan Expo 2015. Taking in consideration Russia’s most successful world EXPO pavilions, of which the country has been producing since 1851, and the importance of “green technologies,” SPEECH has designed an expansive 4000-square-meter timber structure with a pronounced roofline that features a mirrored canopy extending 30-meters over the pavilion’s main entrance.

Waterfront Restaurant / Pro-Form Architects

© LV Hengzhong

Architects: Pro-Form Architects
Location: 2801 Hu Yi Gong Lu, Jiading Qu, Shi,
Architect In Charge: WU Jing, LI Peng, HE Ru of Pro-Form Architects Limited
Area: 1500.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: LV Hengzhong

ArchDaily’s 22 Most Popular Pinterest Pins

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For those of you who have yet to join , we suggest you consider, as it is a marvelous way to visually organize inspiration and information. Just take a look at one of our many “boards;” from “stairs” to “interiors,” we promise to continually provide your Pinterest feed with new and inspiring work. 

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Arizona Western College Community Building And Science + Agriculture Center / Gould Evans

© Winquist Photography

Architects: Gould Evans
Location: 2020 South 8th Avenue, , AZ 85364, USA
Area: 175000.0 ft2
Year: 2008
Photographs: Winquist Photography

US Embassy in London / KieranTimberlake Architects
US Embassy in London / KieranTimberlake Architects

Davis Brody Bond and KieranTimberlake Chosen to Design NYU Facility

As the culmination of a five-month selection process, New York University (NYU) has announced that Davis Brody Bond and KieranTimberlake will be designing its major new facility along Mercer Street between Houston and Bleecker in New York. The facility’s many uses will include classrooms, teaching spaces for performing arts, a state-of-the-art sports facility, and student and faculty housing. 

Collectively, the team was chosen for its high profile portfolio, which includes projects like the 9/11 Memorial Museum, the U.S. Embassy in London, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the 1983-2006 restoration and expansion of the New York Public Library

Innovation and Technical and Technological Transfer Park / Grupo ARKHOS

© Jorge Taboada Morón

Architects: Grupo ARKHOS
Location: Heroico Colegio Militar 4700, Nombre de Dios, 31150 Chihuahua, Chihuahua,
Project Architects: Rubén Escobar Urrutia + Ricardo Pacheco López.
Project Area: 11990.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Jorge Taboada Morón