Skow Residence / Colorado Building Workshop + DesignBuildBLUFF

© Jesse Kuroiwa

Architects: Colorado Building Workshop, DesignBuildBLUFF
Location: Navajo Mountain, Navajo Mountain, UT 86044,
Faculty Team: Rick Sommerfeld, Director , Hank Louis, Director DesignBuildBLUFF, Andrew Foster, Craig Harren
Student Team: Ellen Adams, Brett Blackmon, Lura Blumfield, Jay Burkhalter, Glen Camuso, Jacob Ebling, William Koning, William Murray, Rebecca Sockwell, JD Signom
Structural Engineer: Christopher O’Hara Studio NYL
Area: 882.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jesse Kuroiwa

Grimshaw Unveils Sustainable Glass Office Building in the Heart of Sydney

View from Above. Image Courtesy of Grimshaw Architects and Crone Partners

Sydney‘s historic is about to receive a major facelift with the soon-to-be built 333 George Street, an 18 storey mixed use office and retail tower. Designed by Grimshaw Architects and executive architects Crone Partners for Australian property developer Charter Hall, the minimal glass and steel tower will contrast the historic structures on ’s well-preserved original high street, with a 15 storey 12,500 square metre contemporary office tower tower atop a three storey 2,100 square metre retail podium.

Read on after the break for more on Sydney’s newest tower.

Grotius Building of Radboud University Nijmegen / Benthem Crouwel Architects

© Jannes Linders

Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects
Location: Montessorilaan 10, Radboud University Nijmegen, 6525 HR Nijmegen, The
Lead Architects: Mels Crouwel, Joost Vos
Area: 16300.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jannes Linders

See ArchDaily's exclusive complete coverage of the Mies van der Rohe award

AD Interviews: European Architects on the Mies van der Rohe Award

The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award is one of the most important and prestigious prizes for architecture within Europe. First established in 1987, the prize is awarded every two years, and a look at the projects over the years offers unique insight into the development of architecture across Europe. To better understand the significance and uniqueness of the award we spoke with two previous award winners – Kjetil Trædal Thorsen and Craig Dykers from Snøhetta and from Dominique Perrault Architecture – as well as Peter Cachola Schmal, an architect, critic and the director of DAM, the German Architecture Musuem, and Josep Lluís Mateo of Mateo Arquitectura and a professor of Architecture and Projects at ETH-Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule/ Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich.

“This is the special thing about the Mies jury, that they do visit the top 5 projects, and see first-hand what this piece of architecture is about. And then they vote, which means the jury really knows what they’re voting about,” Peter Cachola Schmal noted.

“It’s a prize for a project, rather than a prize for an architect,” Kjetil Trædal Thorsen added.

Read on after the break for more on the and to see what the architects had to say about the importance of archives…

Piazza Garibaldi / Dominique Perrault Architecture

© Peppe Maisto

Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture
Location: Piazza Garibaldi, 80142 Naples,
Area: 21000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Peppe Maisto , Courtesy of DPA / Adagp

Video: A Drone’s-Eye View of Apple’s New Campus Under Construction

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At the moment it may be little more than a colossal, doughnut-shaped hole in the ground, but this video is in fact the first glimpse of Apple‘s new Norman Foster-designed Campus in Cupertino. The video, shot using a GoPro camera mounted on a drone, shows that construction of the building’s huge underground parking garage has begun, with concrete poured in a section of the trench. And, as we’ve come to expect from , the fact that it’s a construction site is no excuse for messiness, meaning that elements of the design are already starting to be legible, such as a wider trench marking the main entrance close to the drone’s position. Watch the video above to see the huge campus under construction, and read on after the break for more information about the building’s design.

Casa Avenal / Carlos Castanheira

© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG

Architects: Carlos Castanheira
Location: Avenal, 3720,
Architect In Charge: & Clara Bastai, Arqtos Lda
Design Team: Hellen van het hart, Sofia Reis, Duarte Rodrigues, Demis Lopes, Luís Calheiros
Photographs: Fernando Guerra – FG+SG

Olson Kundig Architects Reinvents Site of Expo ’74 World’s Fair for 40th Anniversary

Concept design for reuse of U.S. Federal Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Olson Kundig Architects

Forty years ago, the Expo ’74 World’s Fair opened in Spokane, Washington to great fanfare as the world’s first environmentally themed Expo. Perhaps equally as momentous, the former Soviet Union participated for the first time since World War II, and 5.6 million people attended throughout the course of the six month long Fair. This year, Olson Kundig Architects, led by design principal Tom Kundig, partnered with the City of to reinvent the original park with new concept designs for its structures, program, and facilities.

UNIQLO Le Marais / Wonderwall

© Hufton+Crow

Architects: Wonderwall
Location: 39 Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, 75004 ,
Area: 800.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Hufton+Crow

Understanding St Louis: The Activism of Bob Hansman

Pruitt Igoe was just one step of the process that led to St Louis

For the past few weeks,  in Ferguson, Missouri have prompted many debates over what can or should be done to ease tensions in this suburb of St Louis. But Bob Hansman, a professor at the University in St Louis, is taking a different approach: understanding it first. This interview with Hansman, originally published on the Washington University in St Louis Newsroom, unearths a few of the issues that have made some areas of St Louis so severely dispossessed.

It’s 10am, and Bob Hansman is on a bus addressing students, brandishing a St. Louis guidebook like a prosecutor at trial.

“Today isn’t this,” he growls. “Get ready.”

Discover more about the work of Hansman after the break.

Home Cafes / Penda

© Zhi Xia

Architects: Penda
Location: , , China
Year: 2014
Photographs: Zhi Xia, Fei Tang Precht

Open Call for Curator: Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016

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Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT) seeks a Chief Curator or Curator Team for its sixth international festival in Oslo, Norway in autumn of 2016. The Curator will be responsible for the academic and artistic development of the festival, including its conceptual framework, research and programming, as well as exhibitions and .

The Oslo Architecture Triennale serves as a platform for developing alternative and interdisciplinary projects and is the main international architecture festival in the Nordic region. Content will be developed over the course of three years, and the festival functions to not only display, but to investigate issues of architecture and urban challenges. More on the triennale, and how to apply, after the break.

Rahul Mehrotra's designs for an office building in Hyderabad exemplify the social agenda of architecture which dominated discussions at this year's UIA World Congress. Image © Carlos Chen
Rahul Mehrotra's designs for an office building in Hyderabad exemplify the social agenda of architecture which dominated discussions at this year's UIA World Congress. Image © Carlos Chen

UIA World Congress Reveals Architecture’s Other Side

With the International Union of Architects (UIA)’s World Congress taking place last month, the eyes of the architecture world were on South Africa where - according to Phineas Harper of the Architectural Review - the conference was full of architects of all backgrounds with “irrepressible energy,” sharing ideas on how architecture can be used for social good with an urgency that is somewhat unfamiliar in the Western world. ”Whoever said architecture was stale, male and pale should have been in Durban,” says Harper. You can read the full review of the event here.

Building of Construction Engineering Disciplinary Organization / Dayastudio + Nextoffice

© Parham Taghioff

Architects: Dayastudio, Nextoffice
Location: Qazvin, Iran
Architects In Charge: Parisa Alimohammadi, Alireza Taghaboni
Area: 2500.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Parham Taghioff

Umayyad Mosque, Old City of Aleppo, Syria (2013).
Umayyad Mosque, Old City of Aleppo, Syria (2013).

The Proliferation of “Cultural Genocide” in Areas of Conflict

In an article for the London Evening Standard, Robert Bevan examines one of the many often overlooked consequences of conflict: the destruction of monuments, culture, and heritage. With heightened conflict in the Middle East over the past decade an enormous amount of “cultural genocide” has occurred – something which Bevan notes is “inextricably linked to human genocide and ethnic cleansing.” Arguing that “saving historic treasures and saving lives are not mutually exclusive activities,” case studies from across the world are employed to make the point that with the loss of cultural heritage, most commonly architectural, the long term ramifications will resonate throughout this century.

Timber Dental Clinic / Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates

© Satoshi Shigeta

Architects: Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates
Location: , Osaka Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Kohki Hiranuma
Area: 144.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Satoshi Shigeta, Courtesy of Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates

Family house Kostalov / 3+1 architekti

© Pavel Plánička

Architects: 3+1 architekti
Architect In Charge: Plánička, Panenka, Páral
Area: 155.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Pavel Plánička

Beret / y+M

© Yohei Sasakura / Sasa no kurasya

Architects: y+M
Location: Kagawa Prefecture,
Photographs: Yohei Sasakura / Sasa no kurasya