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Dra. Campoy Dental Clinic / Jaime Sepulcre Bernad

05:00 - 16 January, 2017
Dra. Campoy Dental Clinic / Jaime Sepulcre Bernad, © David Frutos
© David Frutos

© David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos +23

Sunbeams Music Centre / MawsonKerr Architects

03:00 - 16 January, 2017
Sunbeams Music Centre  / MawsonKerr Architects, © Simon Kennedy Photography
© Simon Kennedy Photography

© Simon Kennedy Photography © Simon Kennedy Photography © Simon Kennedy Photography © Simon Kennedy Photography +24

Enjoy Concrete HQ / Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects

02:00 - 16 January, 2017
Enjoy Concrete HQ / Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects, © Tim Van De Velde
© Tim Van De Velde

© Tim Van De Velde © Tim Van De Velde © Tim Van De Velde © Tim Van De Velde +17

Córdoba-Flat / Cadaval & Solà-Morales

20:00 - 15 January, 2017
Córdoba-Flat / Cadaval & Solà-Morales, © Imagen Subliminal
© Imagen Subliminal

© Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Córdoba, Roma Nte., Ciudad de México, CDMX, México
  • Architects in Charge

    Eduardo Cadaval & Clara Solà-Morales
  • Area

    90.0 m2
  • Year Project

    2015
  • Photographs

13 Spectacular Living Roofs in Detail

16:00 - 15 January, 2017
13 Spectacular Living Roofs in Detail, © Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol

In Le Corbusier's 5 points of architecture, he advocates the inclusion of flat roofs hosting roof gardens, providing valuable outdoor space for the inhabitants of the building in order to replace the ground lost to the construction of the building. But while this acknowledgement of outdoor space was important for people, Le Corbusier's sculptural concrete roof gardens were little consolation to the non-human flora and fauna that were displaced by his works.

Recent improvements in our understanding of ecosystems and the environment, as well as a better scientific understanding of the needs of plants, have changed this dramatically. In the past few decades, green roofs and living roofs have exploded in popularity, and now adorn every kind of building--from small private houses to the gigantic surface of Barclay's Center in Brooklyn.

We've collected together some excellent examples of these living roofs, including the structural detailing that makes them possible. Read on for 13 spectacular green roofs that achieve environmental benefits including reduced stormwater runoff, and reductions in energy use and the heat island effect.

© Pedro Lobo © Hiroyuki Oki © José Hevia © Luis Alonso +30

Detail: Washrooms, Restrooms, Bathrooms, Lavatories, and Toilets

14:00 - 15 January, 2017
Detail: Washrooms, Restrooms, Bathrooms, Lavatories, and Toilets

Besides the kitchen, the bathroom often takes top priority when building or renovating a home. However, choosing a look is not always easy, so here we have gathered 13 stunning bathrooms from previously published projects to provide inspiration in your own designs. Each is filled with inspiring ideas for your own project; from relaxing tubs to sleek showers, one of these bathrooms is sure to suit your style. 

The Dunn House / The Practice of Everyday Design

13:00 - 15 January, 2017
The Dunn House / The Practice of Everyday Design, © Arnaud Marthouret
© Arnaud Marthouret

© Arnaud Marthouret © Arnaud Marthouret © Arnaud Marthouret © Arnaud Marthouret +28

13 Stunning Inner Courtyards

12:00 - 15 January, 2017
13 Stunning Inner Courtyards

We would like to take a second to focus on the wonderful, yet often overlooked, inner courtyard. The inner courtyard is essentially a "contained outside space" made up of transparent walls, and a well thought-out drainage system is a must. Other elements such as furnishings, decks, vegetation, stairs, water are then added, complicating the space created. The inner courtyard also plays a role in the building's layout; in most cases it functions as the central point from which the other rooms and functions of the project are organized, giving them air and light when the façade openings are not enough.

Here is our selection of 13 stunning inner courtyards of houses and buildings that we have previously published on our site.

16 CAD Files of Skylights and Light Tubes Available for Your Next Project

09:30 - 15 January, 2017
16 CAD Files of Skylights and Light Tubes Available for Your Next Project , GGL single standard install into natural slate © Velux
GGL single standard install into natural slate © Velux

In the spirit of supporting our readers’ design work, the company Velux has shared a series of .DWG files with us of their different roofing windows models. The files can be downloaded directly from this article and include great amounts of detail and information.

Check the files below, separated into 'Pitched Roofs', 'Flat Roofs' and 'Light Tube'.

Spazio Lilt / Ottavio Di Blasi & Partners

09:00 - 15 January, 2017
Spazio Lilt / Ottavio Di Blasi & Partners, © Beppe Raso
© Beppe Raso

© Beppe Raso     © Beppe Raso     © Beppe Raso     © Beppe Raso     +15

The 10 Best Global* Architecture Projects of 2016 (*Asia, Africa and South America Not Excluded)

08:00 - 15 January, 2017
The 10 Best Global* Architecture Projects of 2016 (*Asia, Africa and South America Not Excluded)

As the common phrase attests, “history is written by the victors.” We therefore know that the story of the West is that of Europe and the United States, while the other actors in world history are minimized or invisible: it happened to the Chinese and Japanese during World War II, to the Ottoman Empire in sixteenth-century Europe, and to racial majorities in the common reading of Latin American independence. The same thing happens in architecture.

The current boom of the Global South is based not only on new work, but rather on the recognition of an invisible architecture which was apparently not worthy of publication in the journals of the 1990s. The world stage has changed, with the emergence of a humanity that is decentralized yet local; globalized, yet heterogeneous; accelerated, yet unbalanced. There are no longer red and blue countries, but a wide variety of colors, exploding like a Pollock painting.

This serves as a preamble to consider the outstanding projects of 2016 according to the British critic Oliver Wainwright, whose map of the world appears to extend from New York in the West to Oslo in the East, with the exception of Birzeit in Palestine. The Global South represents more than 40% of the global economy and already includes most of the world’s megacities, yet has no architecture worthy of recognition? We wanted to highlight the following projects in order to expand the western-centric world view, enabling us to truly comprehend the extent of architectural innovation on a global scale.

House B&R / ECOING

05:00 - 15 January, 2017
House B&R / ECOING, © Marko Ercegović
© Marko Ercegović

© Marko Ercegović © Marko Ercegović © Marko Ercegović © Vojo Bašić +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sevid, Croatia
  • Architect in Charge

    Ivana Dabrović
  • Project Team

    Maja Tutavac
  • Area

    500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Orange Business Services Office / T+T Architects

02:00 - 15 January, 2017
Orange Business Services Office / T+T Architects, © Dmitriy Yagovkin
© Dmitriy Yagovkin

© Dmitriy Yagovkin    © Dmitriy Yagovkin    © Dmitriy Yagovkin    © Dmitriy Yagovkin    +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    1st Красногвардейский проезд 15, Mercury City Tower, Moscow, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Sergey Truhanov, Voevodina Polina, Parfenova Yuliya, Denisova Galina, Trusova Olga.
  • Area

    5300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

East Village / J.M.Bonfils and Associates

20:00 - 14 January, 2017
East Village / J.M.Bonfils and Associates, © Kinan Mansour
© Kinan Mansour

© Kinan Mansour  © Kinan Mansour  © Kinan Mansour  © Wael Khoury Photography +32

Take Harvard's Online Course in Digital Photography for Free

18:30 - 14 January, 2017
Take Harvard's Online Course in Digital Photography for Free

If you've always wanted to take better photos and you have 10-15 hours to dedicate to the endeavor, you'll be pleased to know this: Harvard, one of the world's most renowned universities and home to the mighty GSD (Graduate School of Design)—whose faculty has included Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, Walter Gropius and many others—is offering a free course in digital photography.

Available via ALISON, an online learning community, the course offers 13 modules that promise to teach the basics behind good photography.

16 Materials Every Architect Needs to Know (And Where to Learn About Them)

16:00 - 14 January, 2017
16 Materials Every Architect Needs to Know (And Where to Learn About Them)

A building’s materiality is what our bodies make direct contact with; the cold metal handle, the warm wooden wall, and the hard glass window would all create an entirely different atmosphere if they were, say, a hard glass handle, a cold metal wall and a warm wooden window (which with KTH’s new translucent wood, is not as absurd as it might sound). Materiality is of just as much importance as form, function and location—or rather, inseparable from all three.

Here we’ve compiled a selection of 16 materials that should be part of the design vocabulary of all architects, ranging from the very familiar (such as concrete and steel) to materials which may be unknown for some of our readers, as well as links to comprehensive resources to learn more about many of them.

10 Ways to Improve Your Architecture CV and Get Through the Interview Process

14:00 - 14 January, 2017
10 Ways to Improve Your Architecture CV and Get Through the Interview Process, Harvard Graduate School of Design. © Matt, via Flickr. CC. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
Harvard Graduate School of Design. © Matt, via Flickr. CC. Used under Creative Commons

One of the main difficulties encountered by students when looking for a job is dealing with a lack of professional experience. This fact is a paradox since people who apply for a trainee position have often never worked in the chosen area. Therefore, it is vital to invest in education and also to know the cultural diversity that’s available. Below we have 10 tips that serve as guidelines for students who want to build up their CV and get through the interview processes: 

Gold Hall Residence / Stephen Phillips Architects

13:00 - 14 January, 2017
Gold Hall Residence / Stephen Phillips Architects, © Kevin Dole
© Kevin Dole

© Kevin Dole © Kevin Dole © Kevin Dole © Kevin Dole +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    25780 Piuma Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Stephen Phillips
  • Project Team

    Cameron Helland, Richard Porter, Stephen Becker, Katsu Shigemi, Danny Thai, Tyler Armstrong
  • Area

    3000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs