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Herz Jesu Parish Hall / bodensteiner · fest

09:00 - 25 March, 2017
Herz Jesu Parish Hall / bodensteiner · fest, © Florian Holzherr
© Florian Holzherr

© Florian Holzherr Courtesy of bodensteiner · fest © Florian Holzherr © Florian Holzherr +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zeppelinstraße 88, 85051 Ingolstadt, Germany
  • Area

    500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Florian Holzherr, Courtesy of bodensteiner · fest

Third-Place Proposal for Turkey's Bandirma Park Embeds Public Spaces in an Urban Landscape

08:00 - 25 March, 2017
Third-Place Proposal for Turkey's Bandirma Park Embeds Public Spaces in an Urban Landscape, Courtesy of TARI-Architects
Courtesy of TARI-Architects

In the recently concluded Bandirma Park competition, TARI-Architects in collaboration with Derek Pirozzi Design Workshop LLC, were awarded third prize for their proposed revitalisation of the Turkish city’s ecological core. In light of the competition’s vision of Bandirma as a new innovative hub, the proposal by the two practices combines the central Design Institute with excavated public spaces to minimize the architecture’s footprint on the park and its context.

Under the acronym B.R.E.A.K., or "Bandirma Regeneration As Knowledge," the project’s focal point is the Design Institute – “an operation that will attract a large number of academic gatherings from the Turkish region for hosting exhibitions and research conferences” from its vantage point overlooking the city and harbor.

Courtesy of TARI-Architects Courtesy of TARI-Architects Courtesy of TARI-Architects Courtesy of TARI-Architects +22

Inside Philip Johnson's Underappreciated Glass House in Manhattan

07:00 - 25 March, 2017

The architectural legacy of the Rockefeller family in Manhattan is well-known, most obviously demonstrated in the slab-like Art Deco towers of the Rockefeller Center and the ever-expanding campus of the MoMA. But in a city that is filled with landmarks and historic buildings, it's easy for even the most remarkable projects to go unrecognized. Philip Johnson's Rockefeller Guest House in Manhattan was completed in 1950, just one year after the construction of his better known Glass House in New Canaan. The Glass House is an obvious cousin to the later guest house: both feature largely empty glass and steel boxlike forms, where structural work is exposed and celebrated.

Nursery in Toulouse / OECO Architectes + V2S Architectes

05:00 - 25 March, 2017
Nursery in Toulouse / OECO Architectes + V2S Architectes, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo  © Julien Lanoo  © Julien Lanoo  © Julien Lanoo  +10

EPA Studio / Elphick Proome Architects

02:00 - 25 March, 2017
EPA Studio / Elphick Proome Architects , © Karl Beath
© Karl Beath

© Karl Beath © Karl Beath © Karl Beath © Karl Beath +21

Yan Lane / Justin Mallia

22:00 - 24 March, 2017
Yan Lane / Justin Mallia, © Emma Cross
© Emma Cross

© Paul Cadenhead © Emma Cross © Emma Cross © Paul Cadenhead +20

Mushola Nurul Islam / Parisauli Arsitek Studio

20:00 - 24 March, 2017
Mushola Nurul Islam / Parisauli Arsitek Studio, © Awangga Klereng Creative
© Awangga Klereng Creative

© Awangga Klereng Creative © Awangga Klereng Creative © Awangga Klereng Creative © Awangga Klereng Creative +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Depok, Depok City, West Java, Indonesia
  • Architects in Charge

    Ario Wirastomo, Ditta Astrini Wijayanti
  • Project Team

    Asiyah Rohmatun, Febriani Prawita
  • Area

    183.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Caboolture GP Super Clinic / Wilson Architects

17:00 - 24 March, 2017
Caboolture GP Super Clinic / Wilson Architects, © Alex Chomicz
© Alex Chomicz

© Alex Chomicz © Alex Chomicz © Alex Chomicz © Alex Chomicz +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Caboolture QLD 4510, Australia
  • Architects in Charge

    Hamilton Wilson, Brent Hardcastle
  • Area

    3200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Tesla's Solar Roof System to Begin Taking Orders Next Month

16:15 - 24 March, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced via Twitter that his company’s fully-integrated solar roof system is nearly ready to be released to the public, and will begin taking orders on the shingles starting next month.

The solar roof project was announced this past October after acquiring energy services provider SolarCity for $2.1 billion. Offered in four different styles – smooth glass, textured glass, French slate and Tuscan glass – the shingles would allow homeowners to make the switch to solar without having to change their aesthetic tastes. Though exact costs have yet to be released, Musk believes the system could be more affordable than a traditional roof.

Albert Tidy Architecture Studio / Albert Tidy Arquitectos

15:00 - 24 March, 2017
Albert Tidy Architecture Studio / Albert Tidy Arquitectos, © Pablo Casals-Aguirre
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Arthur Dressler © Pablo Casals-Aguirre +9

Willis Tower To Receive $20 Million of New SkyDeck Attractions

14:15 - 24 March, 2017
Willis Tower To Receive $20 Million of New SkyDeck Attractions, Courtesy of Morningstar. Via Crain's
Courtesy of Morningstar. Via Crain's

Adrenaline junkies rejoice: the Willis Tower has announced plans for $20 million dollars of improvements to their popular glass-bottom SkyDeck observation attractions. Among the additions will be a series of new all-glass protrusions from the building, as well as a chance to rappel down a glass shaft suspended from the building’s 103rd floor.

Call for ArchDaily Interns: Summer 2017

13:30 - 24 March, 2017
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Headquarters ‘Le Duff Group’ / Ateliers 2/3/4/

13:00 - 24 March, 2017
 Headquarters ‘Le Duff Group’ / Ateliers 2/3/4/, © Patrick Miara
© Patrick Miara

© Juan Sepulveda © Patrick Miara © Juan Sepulveda © Juan Sepulveda +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rennes, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Olivier Arene
  • Design Team

    Jean-Baptiste Fauvel, Cristina Sanchez, Ana-Monica Stoinea, Edouard Marpillat, Olivia Medot, Valentin Bulté.
  • Area

    8932.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

3 Top Architects Selected to Design Community-Oriented Housing Library Developments in Chicago

12:20 - 24 March, 2017
3 Top Architects Selected to Design Community-Oriented Housing Library Developments in Chicago, Initial renderings for the Roosevelt Branch, designed by SOM. Image Courtesy of The Chicago Housing Authority
Initial renderings for the Roosevelt Branch, designed by SOM. Image Courtesy of The Chicago Housing Authority

The City of Chicago and the Chicago Housing Authority have announced the selection of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Perkins + Will and John Ronan Architects to lead in the design of three new “co-located” affordable housing and library developments in the Chicago neighborhoods of Little Italy, West Ridge, and Irving Park.

Selected from a shortlist of nine firms, the three Chicago-based teams were chosen for their “innovative ideas that will ensure that each community will have a design that best reflects its needs.” The practices will work intimately with their respective communities to develop their designs.

Initial renderings for the Roosevelt Branch, designed by SOM. Image Courtesy of The Chicago Housing Authority The Northtown Branch at Western and Pratt avenues in West Ridge will be designed by Perkins + Will. Image Courtesy of The Chicago Housing Authority The design of the Independence Branch at 4022 N. Elston in Irving Park will be lead be John Ronan Architects. Image Courtesy of The Chicago Housing Authority SOM will design the Roosevelt Branch at Taylor and Ada streets on the Near West Side (Little Italy). Image Courtesy of The Chicago Housing Authority +4

MILU / Qatarchitecten

11:00 - 24 March, 2017
MILU / Qatarchitecten, © Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

© Luc Roymans              © Luc Roymans              © Luc Roymans              © Luc Roymans              +40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ghent, Belgium
  • Architect in Charge

    Quirijn Thijs
  • Area

    470.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

5 Fun Easter Eggs Hidden in Gothic Architecture

09:30 - 24 March, 2017
5 Fun Easter Eggs Hidden in Gothic Architecture, Poor little fella. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/pistolero31/16563289652'>Flickr user pistolero31</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>
Poor little fella. Image © Flickr user pistolero31 licensed under CC BY 2.0

This article was originally published on Atlas Obscura as "Five Architectural Easter Eggs Hiding on Gothic Cathedrals."

The modern use of the term “easter egg”—not the holiday treat but rather a hidden joke or surprise item inserted in a piece of media—originated with Atari in 1979, when a developer snuck his name into a game hoping to get some recognition as the creator. But these surprise treats, hidden to all but those who look closely enough, aren’t only lurking in the digital world. Some of the best easter eggs are snuck into the physical architecture around us.

The excellent thing about architectural easter eggs, be they tongue-in-cheek, carved out of spite, or simply placed as a fun treat awaiting an observant eye, is that they endure in the landscape around us, becoming a sneaky and often confusing part of history. Here are five hidden carvings that dot historic structures with a bit of human nature.

College Aime Cesaire / Patrick Arotcharen architecte

09:00 - 24 March, 2017
College Aime Cesaire / Patrick Arotcharen architecte, © Vincent Monthiers
© Vincent Monthiers

© Vincent Monthiers  © Mathieu Choiselat © Vincent Monthiers  © Vincent Monthiers  +17

Three Key Elements Needed to Revitalize Public Spaces and Promote Urban Life

08:00 - 24 March, 2017
Three Key Elements Needed to Revitalize Public Spaces and Promote Urban Life, Parque Cheonggyecheon en Seúl, Corea del Sur. © longzijun, vía Flickr
Parque Cheonggyecheon en Seúl, Corea del Sur. © longzijun, vía Flickr

The importance of public spaces in urban life is an issue that has been apparent since ancient Greece and is still with us today. Opportunities to meet and exchange ideas in these spaces are able to influence how the inhabitants participate in the development of their city, and occur in greater instances when public spaces are accessible to everyone.

However, in modern societies, the strategic role of these spaces has been limited. According to The City Fix, a blog on sustainable urban planning, one of the main reasons for this is the overabundance of automobiles. In fact, according to one study by the Brazilian Institute for Energy and the Environment, 70% of public spaces in urban centers are taken up by roadways and other spaces for cars, while car owners make up only around 20 to 40 percent of the city’s population.

How can public spaces be recovered to promote urban life? We discuss three important factors below.